POLITICAL RETRO – Did Anyone Still Remember When Governor Fayose invaded General Adebayo’s House

Once again, we are witnessing the season of official hypocrisy in the celebration of the life and death of General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo who passed on recently. The remains of the late military governor of western Nigeria will be committed to mother earth today in his hometown of Iyin, Ekiti State. The chief mourner, the lousy Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has been pouring encomiums on the General. This is an occasion to remind Governor Fayose of how he humiliated the late General Adebayo during his first term of office.

On April 3, Mr.  Bamidele Opeyemi, who was then a serving commissioner in Lagos state Governor was burying his mother in his hometown of Iyin Ekiti. Governor Bola Tinubu decided to grace the burial ceremony. His colleagues,  ex-governors Segun Osoba and Niyi Adebayo also attended the event. After the church service, the trio and other dignitaries were hosted in General Adebayo’s house in the town before departing to their respective destinations. In a bid to embarrass them Governor Fayose reported their presence to then President Olusegun Obasanjo who was then his godfather that Mr. Tinubu had brought armed thugs from Lagos to cause mayhem in Ekiti state. He also claimed that the thugs were hiding in General Adebayo’s house.    Continue reading

A historic synagogue in New York City is on fire

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A massive fire in New York City has engulfed an abandoned synagogue, appearing to cause major damage.

The fire was reported at 60 Norfolk Street, in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. The building appears to be Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue, which formerly housed an Orthodox Jewish congregation.    Continue reading

Forced into porn: Japan moves to stop women being coerced into sex films

Kurumin Aroma, one of a growing number of Japanese women who were tricked or coerced into appearing in pornographic films.

When Kurumin Aroma was approached on Tokyo street four years ago and asked if she was interested in “glamour modelling”, she spied an opportunity to realise her dream of becoming a TV celebrity.

“The talent scout had a proper business card and spoke very respectfully, so I thought he was someone I could trust,” Aroma, who uses an assumed name in public, told the Guardian.

But months later, the 26-year-old became one of an alarming number of Japanese women who say they have been forced into appearing in pornographic films by unscrupulous, and unregulated, production companies.

Then in her final year at university, Aroma agreed to attend a follow-up interview, where the president of an entertainment production company presented her with a contract that indicated she would be required to remove her clothes for a photo shoot.

“That was the first I’d heard about nudity,” she said. “I cried, but felt under a lot pressure to say yes, so I agreed.” Continue reading

Horrific details of Karabo Mokoena’s gruesome murder revealed as DNA test confirm her remains

The charred remains found in a shallow grave in Johannesburg have been confirmed as those of 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena, her family said on Sunday. Hours before her murder on April 27‚ Karabo Mokoena had had a heated argument with her boyfriend Sandile Mansoe in a Sandton nightclub that deteriorated into a physical fight‚ the Sunday Times reported.

The couple left the club together but she was never seen alive again.
The part-time business student’s body was found in a patch of veld in Bramley‚

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Rohr snubs Moses, Onazi

Super Eagles’ Manager Gernot Rohr surprisingly left out key players for the team’s training camp and friendly match against Corsica in France. The coach, on Monday, released a 25-man list with big stars such as Captain Mikel Obi, his vice Ogenyi Onazi, Chelsea star Victor Moses and Kenneth Omeruo conspicuously missing.

According to a media statement from the Nigeria Football federation, the three-time African champions will open camp in Corsica on May 24 and then play against the Corsica Senior team two days later, before moving camp to Paris, capital of France for the second phase of the camping programme ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.    Continue reading