Wednesday, 24 August 2016

7-year-old boy suffers from rare skin disorder that is turning his hands and feet into "trees"

Ripon Sarker is suffering from a rare skin condition caused by human papillomaviruses, an infection which results in the growth of scaly warts.
The 7-year-old boy from Bangladeshi, who was first affected when he was only three months old was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment for the first time on August 20, as his family were too poor to afford the medical attention required.

The warts has grown to the extent that the boy cannot even walk or eat by himself. Fortunately, doctors are hopeful that his hands and feet are operable. They explained that the child's family is extremely poor and the boy has lacked the nutrition necessary for his physical development, which contributed to the disease.

Source: CCTV

Kevin Hart's ex wife, Torrei Hart, shuts down haters

Kevin Hart's ex wife,  actress, Torrei Hart congratulated Kevin and Eniko after they got married but it seems people still wanted her to hate on her ex-husband who's also the father of her children. She took to her IG to shut down haters. She wrote:

Senate Leader Ali Ndume says the National Assembly is broke

Senator Ali Ndume, told newsmen in Abuja that the National Assembly is broke and that legislators were not being paid their allowances on time. He said:

“I know that the whole country is in financial difficulty, not only National Assembly. I have been in the National Assembly since 2003, but things keep getting worse; I think they paid us last month’s salary on the 16th of the following month or thereabouts,“It is not only with the National Assembly, some states have not been able to pay salaries for six months, one year. 

“Some states were even asking their workers to go and farm for two days and work for the other three days in a week.

“Even in the Presidency, they have tightened their belts on their expenditure and so, it’s a general phenomenon in the country.

“We used to receive running costs or allowances quarterly but now it is monthly and it doesn’t come as and when due.”

Kendall Jenner shares racy unpublished Vogue photo

Kendall shared this Vogue photo that wasn't published because it may have been to racy for the magazine

'My Virgins help me communicate with all my dearly departed'- Charly Boy

Charly Boy shared these photos of his virgins adding that they help him communicate with all his dearly departed. He also said they can translate the message of the dead. He wrote in an IG post..

Groom sues clothing brand, Men's Wearhouse, claims there were ants in his suit

A groom claims that his wedding and his entire life was ruined by a bug-infested rental shirt he got from Men's Wearhouse clothing store and has filed a lawsuit against them. In the lawsuit, the groom, Anthony Elam from Philly got married to his heartthrob 2 years ago.

He claims that just after he put the shirt on that he got from Men's Wearhouse, he noticed it was infested by disgusting bugs but he still wore the shirt to the wedding. He said the bugs in the shirt bit him badly and "tormented" him during and after the ceremony.

In the lawsuit he filed against the clothing store, he described the injuries he received from the bugs on his wedding day as horrendous. He said he had..
-- bug bites
-- pruritic rash
-- systemic inflammatory response syndrome
-- infection
-- exacerbation of low back pain and/or sciatica
-- other injuries involving ligaments, blood vessels and soft parts
-- permanent shock to his nerves and nervous system
-- pain, agony and serious disfigurement.

The suit states that since the incident occurred, he has suffered emotional distress, depression, mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, loss of life's pleasures and that he and his wife can't work for an indefinite period of time.

His wife is also suing for loss of sex in their relationship.

Source: TMZ.

Farmer strips naked and performs press ups on the back of moving pickup for charity

A Scottish farmer stripped nude with only a sock to protect his modesty and performed 22 naked push ups on the back of a moving truck for charity. Kenny Fraser bared all to shoot a video to raise awareness of a campaign involving military charity Combat Stress to tackle post-traumatic stress disorder.

The video was taken by a friend driving behind the pickup. Kenny, 43, said: "It's a great cause but I wanted to do something different with videos or else it can come across a bit boring sharing the same thing 22 days in a row.

"I thought it'd be a bit of a laugh to do it naked and that'd be a good way of getting the video shared and raising the profile of the charity . 

"I've got a lot of friends in the forces and I think everyone knows someone who has been affected by depression. 

"It turned a few heads definitely. I'm quite shy but it's for a good cause so it didn't bother me at all. In saying that, I wouldn't have gone without the sock. "It was right in the middle of town but the weather could have been a lot worse to be fair, at least it wasn't raining. 

"We had a lot of fun doing it. My mate was following behind with a dash cam and you can hear from his cackles of laughter exactly what he made of it."

In a message posted with the video, Kenny said:

"People are feeling so low they are taking their own lives. Let's make that stop.

"Apologies for the sock but my driver refused to do it if my wee peeky pokey was staring at him in the rear view mirror."

Source: UK Mirror

Pres Buhari says the Govt needs credible information in order to rescue abducted Chibok girls

President Buhari during a meeting  with the former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon at the Presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday, said that in order for the government to successfully rescue the abducted Chibok girls, they need credible information on their exact location and the cooperation of the relevant persons. 
General Gown said he talked about various issues with the country including the governments efforts at fighting corruption in the country. He said:

“We discussed the general affairs of the country, the problems of the country, his fight against corruption, and all the efforts that he is making to deal with it and of course, the impatience of the public to see results of the fight which have yet to be found, since people have not been prosecuted yet, that would soon begin.

“These are some of the issues we talked about. One appreciates his efforts and determination to rid the country of corruption, which is one of the problems that have held the country down and has created serious set backs to the country both nationally and internationally and then, of course, the current situation about the Chibok girls and the efforts the government is making to rescue them. 

He said the government needed to get credible information about the whereabouts of the girls and also those that would assist the government achieve that.

“I believe that the government is certainly determined to ensure that a number of these girls are brought back home safely as soon as possible. To achieve that, certain credibility must be established of our sources on information on their location, but as at now, no one knows where these girls are, and all this information that you have been getting, I don’t know their sources, but all efforts at engaging the international media and sources are necessary so that this matter can be resolved once and for all”, he said.

Man sentenced to 19 years for raping friend’s daughter

A man who who allegedly raped a family friend’s daughter after he got her drunk at a party, was yesterday sentenced to 19 years in prison. The man, Sheriff Oyewole who had known the family for 10 years, was found guilty on charges of rape and assault. According to prosecution, the incident took place last week in a hotel in Yaba area of Lagos.

Oyewole reportedly took the lady to a hotel in Yaba after getting her drunk at a party and stripped her naked, recorded her nakedness and threatened to release the video on social media if she refused to have sex with him.
After he raped her, he, soaked her clothes in water and then asked her to put them on but kept her underwear in a bag.

After that he took her home to her mother's shop around 10pm. Her mother noticed that her daughter looked distressed and asked her what was wrong, but out of fear, the lady told her mum that she had had a disagreement with some of her friends at the party.

However, after much pressure from her mum, she told her mum what had actually happened. She raised an alarm which caused Oyewole attempt to flee but he was apprehended by neighbours who heard the mum's alarm.

After his arrest, Oyewole claimed that he didn't rape the lady saying that she was his girlfriend and that they had been dating for three years and that the sex they had that night was consensual.

Chief Magistrate Ayeye held that a case of rape had been established beyond reasonable doubt and according to her, sexual consent cannot be proven through duress, intimidation or under the influence of alcohol even if the parties involved are lovers.

During the trial, some hotel attendants testified that they heard noise coming from the room, but by the time they got there,  Oyewole and the victim were already exiting their room.

They also testified and confirmed seeing the lady's dress as being wet and the that the bed sheet was wet as well. They decided to leave the room that way incase a police investigation was launched.

Source: Vanguard

Ohio man ‘acting like a gorilla and masturbating on a sidewalk’ is arrested by the Police

Authorities in Warren, Ohio, arrested, 32 year old Timothy Cook on Friday for allegedly masturbating on a sidewalk and behaving like a gorilla. Police responded to a call at the Giant Eagle Plaza regarding 'two white males running around the lot taking of their clothes, one of the males growling and punching the cement'. Responding to the 911 calls, Warren City Police Department cops Friday morning encountered Timothy Cook.
According to an eye witness, Cook had entered a state motor vehicles office and began waving his arms around. He then left the building and started masturbating on the sidewalk according to a police report.
However, when a police officer approached Cook,he was sweating profusely and “acting like a gorilla.” The officer said Cook was “squatting on all fours, punching the blacktop and jumping up and down screaming noncoherently.” like he was a real gorilla.

Cook was detained without incident and placed into an ambulance, allegedly due to his erratic behavior.

Paramedics treated Cook for an apparent drug overdose, charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated by the Police. 

Cook has been arrested multiple times in the past for drug possession and theft, along with collars for burglary, criminal trespass, breaking and entering, domestic violence, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon. 

Source: The Smoking Gun

List of banks CBN barred from foreign exchange transactions

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN yesterday barred 9 commercial banks from participating in Foreign Exchange transactions. The banks were suspended for failing to remit funds from NNPC into the Treasury Single Account TSA. See the list of the nine suspended banks and how much they failed to remit below:

- United Bank for Africa (UBA) -$530m

- First Bank of Nigeria (FBN)- $469m

- Diamond Bank Plc-$287m 

- Sterling Bank Plc-$269m 

- Skye Bank Plc -$221m

 -Fidelity Bank -$209m 

- Keystone Bank- $139 

- First City Monument Bank (FCMB) -$125m

‎- Heritage Bank-$85m

There suspension will be lifted once they remit the NNPC funds into the TSA

T-Mart membership-based shopping mall opens in Lagos

Shoppers and Store owners in Lagos are in for exciting news as T-Mart Wholesale Store, a renowned membership-based wholesale Shopping mall opened in Lekki area of Lagos on Saturday, August 20th 2016. This is the first of its kind in Lagos, and will be followed by many more outlets across the major urban Cities in Nigeria over the next few years.

Mr Berthran Ugeh, T-MART’s Managing Director explained that the company is the first ever membership-based wholesale shopping mall in Nigeria. He added that the store will offer value in the form of best prices and quality they can trust since it gets supplied directly from FMCG manufacturers all over the world.

Ugeh maintained that shoppers now have the option of avoiding trolling shops in the open market on terrible weather days as they can now shop in a controlled environment or have their items delivered to them.

According to him, the opening is supported by Fidelity Bank and the store offers a one-stop shop by providing all household items from packaged foods, beauty and personal care, beverages and snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, hygiene and home care in one place.

The membership types available are: Business Basic, Business Plus, Business Platinum, Individual, Family and Individual Platinum. The benefits, according to Ugeh, include lowest prices, quality, delivery, one-stop shop and many more.


T-Mart is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tendy Nigeria Limited, a premier distribution company for the FMCG and Agribusiness sector, founded over 30 years ago.

T-Mart’s increasing and sustainable success, aligned with the anticipation of a market shift will become the face of the wholesale sector in Nigeria.

U.S. judge blocks proposed transgender bathroom policy

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor, of the Northern District of Texas, on Sunday blocked an administration policy that would have directed public schools to allow transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice. The Judge granted a nationwide injunction stooping the policy from being enacted just before school resumption.

Judge O'Connor, an appointee of former Republican President George W. Bush, issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Obama administration's bathroom guidelines. According to O'Connor, the federal government failed to provide states with sufficient notice and opportunity for comment before issuing the guidelines. He said the guidelines had the effect of law and contradicted existing legislative and regulatory texts.

The judge’s order was a victory for social conservatives in the continuing legal battles over the restroom guidelines. However, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement it was disappointed by the decision and was reviewing its options.

Source: Reuters

Wendy Williams mourns her hairstylist/wig maker, Antwon Jackson

Antwon suddenly passed away two days ago at age 44, less than a week after he took to his IG page to reveal all the wigs he'd made for Wendy for her show's new season. Mourning him Wendy wrote;

"It is with a heavy heart that I share with all of you the death of Antwon Jackson, my wigologist. He was an Emmy winning stylist and so much more. He was my friend. He had the biggest heart and was a pleasure to work with. I will forever be thankful for your friendship and love, Antwon. Thank you for the laughter you brought into my life and your sweet smile that always brightened my day. May you rest in peace."

Nollywood actor Tony Umez celebrates 50th birthday

Tony Umez, a veteran Nollywood actor, celebrated his 50th Birthday yesterday, Aug 23rd. Happy belated birthday to him...

Between Ben Murray-Bruce and a Twitter user

This guy must be a minimum wage employee...:-). See Ben Murray-Bruce's reply after the cut...

Do not pray & fast over a man that isn't yours - Halima Abubakar

Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar shared the quote after the cut, addressing women who pray and fast over Men who don't want them and have made it clear about their choice. She wrote; "Prayer and fasting. He is not for you. Give it up or is it by force ni?hmm use that time to pray for your selves. na beg I dey beg una"

Woman born with conjoined twin stuck to her butt says she's never had a boyfriend due to the deformity

A 35-year-old woman simply identified as Addie, who was born with a conjoined twin attached to her bum bum says she has never had a boyfriend and has never been intimate with a man because of her deformity and that she barely has a social life because she was bullied & had self-esteem issues

Appearing on TV show, Botched By Nature, Addie said she hoped that Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Nassif would be able to help her fix her bum...

Talking about her condition, Addie's mum said she didn't know she had conjoined twins until Addie was born.

"I had an ultrasound and they didn’t see it. They just saw the one, healthy baby," she tells the doctors. "So it must have been quite a shock when Addie was born and they suddenly scooped her away.

Dr. Dubrow asks: What happened?" 

"They told me that it was a Siamese twin. But I never got to see it because they always kept it wrapped. They wouldn’t let me see it." "They probably knew that the twin wasn’t viable. And in your condition, having just delivered, they probably didn't want to upset you."

Addie then reveals that her deformity wasn't that much of an issue until she reached her teens.

"When I got dressed for PE, the girls knew it. They noticed me. They started teasing me and started calling me hurtful names. The reason I’m so shy is because the bullying caused me to isolate myself from everyone. I didn’t want to get hurt anymore," she reveals.

She adds: "I’ve never really had a social life and when I dated it was more like a friendship. It was never an intimate relationship."
"I think it was because she was ashamed,” her mum adds.
"Is that true?"

"Yes," an emotional Addie replies before the doctors tell her they hope they can help.

Explaining how he planned to change Addie's life, Dr Dubrow explained the procedure;

"I really want to take the central concavity and just make it go away. My plan is to first perform liposuction on the flanks, next I’m going to have to make incisions on both cheeks, lift up the scar tissue and remove some skin.

"Then I will close the incisions in a way that will hide her scars by moving them towards the inner cleft and will get rid of the big dent on the right.

"Lastly, I will use the fat I took from the liposuction to fill any remaining concavity."

This is what the doctors were able to do...and Addie was happy with the result

Source: Botched By Nature/UK Mirror

Learn the business side of blogging

The Gold Academy Africa presents “The Business side of BLOGGING” where you will learn about:
- Blogging Techniques
- The ‘Leading Blogger’ Approach
- Content Writing
- How to be a top popular blogger
- How to make huge money through your blog
- How to sell your products/services from your blog to your customers
- Social Media Management
Date: 10th September 2016
Venue: Digital Bridge Institute, Nitel road, off Cappa-Oshodi Avenue, Lagos. Nigeria
Time- 9am-5pm
This is a HANDS ON TRAINING in Blogging so come along with the name of your blog as you open it while we teach you. Right there also, we will teach you how to get 500 people visiting your blog that same day.
Training fee= N10, 000 (includes Lunch, Materials and Certificate) contact 08050561262 or email to get your forms. SEE YOU THERE!!!

Nse Ikpe-Etim stages a big comeback in Blockbuster movie titled 'Silvertown'

The amiably revered and adored popular Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, who is known for her impeccable, adept, laudable , eloquent and artistic delivery is back in a grand style. She stars in the highly anticipated, international feature film, Silvertown (a movie shot in London, slated to be premiered at Silverbird Galleria, this Friday, the 26th of August and subsequently screened in cinemas nationwide as from September 2nd).

A desperate sojourner is faced with the most difficult situation of her life as she is denied asylum in the United Kingdom and confronted by the stiff stance of betrayal from a beloved friend. All hell breaks loose as she fights (daily) to survive. 

The movie also stars  Seun Akindele, Anthony Mojaro, alongside British actors: Lucien Morgan, Amanda Larakay, Atlanta Johnson. Produced by Vanessa Mails and Mathew Nwankwo. Directed by Chinedu Omorie and edited by Nwosu Ikechukwu