Dead Bodies Discovered In Foundation Of Enugu Church Building [PHOTOS]
There is outrage in Enugu State following the discovery, Monday evening, shocking images of dead bodies buried in shallow graves along the Enugu Port-Harcourt Express Road.
The incident, which occurred at the Ugwuaji Area of the State has kept residents in tears.
The corpses were buried inside the foundation of the building suspected to be a church under construction and totally covered with concrete.
It was gathered that construction of the building whose owner could not be immediately ascertained, commenced recently and was at the foundation level before the gory discovery Monday.
Unconfirmed sources said one of the workers at the site, who heard about the burial of the deceased inside the foundation before it was concretized, alerted security operatives about the evil act.   Continue reading

Chuka Umunna says the police beat up his dad

Chuka Umunna

One-time Labour leadership contender Chuka Umunna has claimed that British police once beat up his father.

Speaking on a panel at the Fabian Society’s New Year Conference last Saturday, Umunna said that the police beat his father Bennett in a racially motivated attack on the porch of their family home in 1987.

This is what he told the conference:

“My father was beaten black and blue by police on the porch of our family home.”

Umunna told the story to illustrate his belief that the Labour Party shouldn’t talk down its past record.        Continue reading

Jurgen Klopp confirms Daniel Sturridge is still out for Liverpool after fresh setback in training

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Daniel Sturridge has suffered a fresh setback in his recovery from injury.

The Liverpool striker has been tormented by fitness issues this term, managing just three league starts.

His last appearance came in early December, when he made an appearance off the bench in the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle.

And now Klopp has confirmed that Sturridge will play no part in Wednesday’s FA Cup replay against Exeter at Anfield.

Asked whether Sturridge would be available, Klopp said: “No. No chance for Daniel. Continue reading

Slain Mexican mayor sacrificed herself to save family

When gunmen burst into her home, the freshly-installed mayor of Temixco, south of Mexico City, told them to leave her family alone and surrendered to them, witnesses recalled.
Gisela Mota, who lived with her parents, was still in her pajamas on Saturday morning when the masked commando jumped a wall and stormed the house.
The 33-year-old single woman’s parents were home along with her newborn nephew, whose grandmother was preparing to give him a bottle.

The assailants beat up her relatives until Mota “gave herself up so that they would let the others go,” said the mayor’s mother, Juanita Ocampo.

“I told them that if they wanted to kill me, they should kill me first,” Ocampo told reporters. “But she told them, ‘I am Gisela.’ They took her because she was very brave.”

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No IMF programme needed for Nigeria: Lagarde

Africa’s biggest economy Nigeria, battling a revenue shortfall caused by the global oil shock, does not need assistance from the International Monetary Fund, the group’s head said on Tuesday.

“Let me be very clear: I’m not here nor is my team here to negotiate a loan with conditionalities, we’re not programming negotiations,” said IMF managing director Christine Lagarde.

“Frankly, given the determination and resilience displayed by the presidency and his team, I don’t see why an IMF programme is going to be needed,” she told reporters in Abuja.     Continue reading

IG Bans Police From Searching Phones Of Civilians Without Warrant

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The Inspector General of Police has banned the rank and file of the Nigerian Police Force from illegally accessing the phones of Nigerians.

The ban was contained in a circular to Police Commands across the country.

The instruction form the Inspector General of Police became necessary due to some police men who would flout privacy rights of law abiding citizens by stopping and searching their phones without recourse to legal processes.    Continue reading