I got very angry with this picture when I saw it on a website and decided to bring this to your attention. These men (camera men) work for National Geographic Channel, I understand the picture was taken in Cameroon. How can a python be attacking a child and all they could do was take pictures? Is it because this boy is black or an African? We need answers and we need to ensure that these men are prosecuted for this show of heartlessness. I am even beginning to think that this boy was actually used to lure the snake, so that they could film the scene. As Africans wherever you are, please share this widely and demand that these men be prosecuted, until it gets to the appropriate authorities. Please do not just read, please share widely.
Friday, 31 August 2012
According to Daily Mail UK reports, scientists believe they are close to creating a single-dose cure for all strains of malaria. A team from the University of Cape Town said a recently discovered compound, called MMV390048, may also be able to block transmission of the parasite from person to person. According to the report, the UCT team led by Professor Kelly Chibale said their new treatment 'killed these resistant parasites instantly' in more than 18months worth of trials. The promising new compound shows potent activity against multiple points in the malaria parasite's lifecycle, which is why it could stop the parasite from spreading between human populations.
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According to a news report I just found on Daily Post, a 25-year-old man was caught raping his sick 75-year-old grandmother in Kiandieri village of Kenya. The man was caught pants down by his brothers and cousin who rushed to the old woman's house when they heard her screaming for help. H e was however handed over to angry mob waiting to kill him for his evil act, but was saved by the village head who handed him over to the policemen of Kirinyaga.
Curled from The Nation newspaper reports
CBN's Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Ugochukwu Okoroafor, spoke with reporters yesterday in Abuja. He said: “We are about to carry out sensitisation campaign on the introduction of N5000 note and the restructuring of the nation’s other currencies. Everything will not take off at the first quarter of next year. We are starting with a particular currency in the first quarter of next year, there will still be currency and coins for the denominations that will be coined like N5, N10 and N20 so that both will be operational side by side.”
According to Huffington post reports, Brazil's social security agency has for the first time granted a four-month "maternity" leave for a man in a civil union with another man. Lucimar da Silva asked for the leave two years ago when he and his partner adopted a child. Brazilian law mandates that companies provide a four-month paid leave from work for a mother and five days paid leave for a father. Silva argued it would be discriminatory to deny him the longer leave, noting the social security agency has already approved the four-month benefit for same-sex couples in which the partners are women.
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in Anambra assured Nigerians on his commitment to complete the second Niger Bridge. In his words on the second Niger Bridge, the president said, “If I don’t deliver second Niger Bridge at the end of my tenure, I will leave this country and go and live elsewhere because the failure cannot be defended.”
“History is coming to play here because it was Azikwe that constructed the first Niger Bridge and another Azikwe will construct the second one.”
President Goodluck Jonathan has exornerated Prof. Bath Nnaji, who resigned his appointment as Minister of Power on Tuesday, of any wrongdoing. The president spoke on Thursday at a town hall meeting organised as part of activities marking his one-day state visit to Anambra. Jonathan said, “He did not commit any offence. He is very competent. But we are doing privatisation. To make sure there is credibility, somebody must step aside.
There are reports that some hoodlums stormed Ebute-Meta area of Lagos earlier this morning at about 12:am shooting sporadically, the hoodlums reportedly numbering over 20 were chased away by men of Iponri Police Station around 2:am. The hoodlums came back after the policemen left the area around 8:am shooting one young man in the mouth, and showering another woman with hot water. No one is sure of where the hoodlums came from, but reports from some quarters claim that they are armed robbers, while some say they are hoodlum from another neighbourhood who came to make trouble. Lots of shops were looted, cars vandalised and unsuspecting commuters were attacked, streets affected included Brickfield, Moshood Abiola Road (formerly Apapa Road), Daudu Lane and Olokodana.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
There are reports that Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is on fire. The reports also suggests that many patients are trapped in the fire as fire fighters are battling to save the situation.
The Yoruba General Assembly on Thursday called for regional autonomy for the Southwest in an atmosphere of true federalism in Nigeria.
The group clarified that regional autonomy would not undermine or subvert national unity, stressing that it could only solidify national cohesion and harmony.
The assembly, which held a one-day conference at Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, also canvassed state police, return to parliamentary system, abolition of Land Use Decree, regional constitutions and role for traditional rulers.
I found this got this story via Ascology news, it is a very disturbing one. The story is about a randy police officer in Kandahar area of Bauchi state who has been having anal sex with small children whose ages are between 9-12 years. According to the report, the community has reported the policeman who has since been arrested by the police authorities in the state. The children were reportedly taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Universty Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) in Bauchi, where a senior medical staff member confirmed to journalists that the children were brought in for treatment at the paediatric ward of the hospital.
Yoruba people in Kogi and Kwara states have expressed their desire to be part of the Southwest geographical zone. In a communique issued after a meeting held on Monday in Ado-Ekiti under the auspices of Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), the group resolved to ensure “a new state would be carved out of Kogi and Kwara States”.The communique noted that: “A joint Technical Committee shall be set up to pursue the realisation and actualisation of these objectives we have set for ourselves as a people, as we
Picture: World's Shortest Man And Woman Meet For The First Time To Launch Guinness World Record Book
The world's smallest man, 72-year-old Chandra Dangi from Nepal and shortest woman in the world Jyoti Amge, aged 18 from India. Please click read more to see the pictures of the two when the were measured, before they became the shortest people in the world
NIGERIA Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, said Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lacked the moral fibre to question it over its decision to embark on strike over the non-payment of subsidy and other issues, noting the party was Nigeria’s biggest problem.
The planned strike was, however, suspended last week after an agreement between labour and government.
NUPENG, in a statement by its Acting General Secretary, Mr. Isaac Aberare in Abuja, said the PDP had
A 16 year-old Miss Nwanneka Odah was, yesterday, beheaded by a three -man gang suspected to be ritual killers at Nawfia in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State. Nwanneka was said to be hawking groundnuts along the Nawfia –Awka road close to Nawfia Comprehensive Secondary School when the three young men allegedly pretended as if they wanted to buy groundnuts from her only for one of them to use a machete to cut off her head when she bent down to sell the groundnuts to them.
Special Adviser on Communication to the former Minister of Power, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, on Wednesday faulted media reports that his boss, Prof. Bath Nnaji, was fired by President Goodluck Jonathan over conflict of interest in the ongoing privatisation of power generating firms.
Adinuba said, “Let me tell you clearly that he was never interested in Afam; he only got to know on Thursday that a company he used to have dealings with was involved in the bid for Afam and on Friday, he
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Following various insinuations about his exit from the Goodluck Jonathan's cabinet as the Minister for Power in Nigeria, Former Power Minister has come out to clear the air about issues that surrounds his exit. He stated that he resigned and that he was not sacked, he further gave reason why he resigned and part of the reasons was that he did not want his integrity to be dragged in the mud. In his words, “I feel particularly proud of the fact that my exit comes at a time that the administration has been able to generate and supply an unprecedented quantum of steady, reliable electric power in the history of our nation.
“I am confident enough to allow history and the Nigerian people to judge my performance on the task that I accepted from the President,” he said.
A Daily Mail photo
Curled from Daily Mail UK reports
The body of a 12-day-old premature baby girl was eaten by rats when staff left her corpse unattended on an Indian hospital ward overnight. Shocked mother Malar Kumar and her husband Ranjith were first told that tears to flesh on the infant's cheek and ears had been caused by the septicemia that had killed her. But they later learned the baby's body had been left in a corner of the Kasturba Gandhi Women and Children Hospital's intensive care unit in Chennai, overnight - where it had been partially eaten.
I do not understand why this revelation is coming, but one of the Navy SEALs that killed Osama Bin Laden in a stealth operation outside the shores of the United States has written a book about the operation. The book which should give a first hand account of how the former Al-Qaeda chief was killed. The SEAL is revealed as Bissonnette gave the account in the book as quoted by Washinton Post below.