Friday, October 21, 2016

Painful Tears...Man Cries As Fiancé Dies Weeks To Wedding

It's never easy to lose a loved one, especially the love of your life. A Nigerian, Obayi penned down an emotional tribute to his fiancée Jennifer Obayi who died in his arms, in front of his house. The couple were meant to get married in December. How sad! Read what he wrote:

How MTN illegally transferred Multi-billion Dollars out of Nigeria

The amount of money which South Africa's MTN Group is alleged to have illegally moved out of Nigeria is "mind boggling", a Nigerian lawmaker said on Thursday at the start of a parliamentary investigation into the telecoms company.

With all due respect...check out Michelle Obama from behind (photos)

The US First Lady looked amazing in a Versace dress to the State Dinner on Tuesday night - and everyone is talking about how great she looked from behind.

Alicia Keys still stepping out without make-up (photos)

No other celebrity has joined her in this quest. Really, there's nothing wrong in wearing make up... it's not that serious! Sigh! She's pictured at her annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball 2016 this week...

Father's perfect timing captures the deep bond between mother and child just moments after his wife gave birth

Ryan Ostle from Sydney was on hand to document that perfect moment when his wife met their newborn daughter just moments after giving birth. His wife Kylie Ostle, 36, shared the photo with the Mum Society Facebook page alongside a candid comment which read: 'Remember "that" moment!

"Nobody's business" - May D reacts to marriage speculations

Earlier today, artiste May D took to his Instagram account to post a photo of himself and girlfriend, Carolina Wassmuth standing next to him, flaunting what possibly could be a wedding ring...or not!

Jibrin drags House of Representatives leaders to court, seeks N1bn damages for his suspension

Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has instituted a lawsuit against the leadership of the House over his recent suspension. Jibrin was suspended on September 28th after failing to appear before the House committee on Ethics and privileges.

Photos: FFK rearrested by EFCC

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has been rearrested by operatives of EFCC. According to Deji Adeyanju, Fani-Kayode was re-arrested this morning at the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lady sets up her boyfriend with a porn star to test his faithfulness and instantly regrets it

A lady who wanted to test her boyfriend's loyalty decided to set him up with the ultimate honey trap. She sent porn star Valerie White to catch him out and the whole thing was documented on To Catch A Cheater. The unsuspecting guy didn't give in to Valerie's overt flirtations and admitted he had a girlfriend but she did succeed in getting his number after he suggested they could hang out.

Exchange rate as of today October 20th

Patience Jonathan: The $15m were gifts from friends and well-wishers over the last 15 years which I saved

Wife of former Nigerian President, Patience Jonathan has explained in details how she accumulated in 15 years over $15million in bank accounts linked to her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Islamic scholar calls on Rahama Sadau to turn down Hollywood invite, suggests she gets married instead

A Kano-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, has called on banned Kannywood star, Rahama Sadau to turn down the invitation extended to her to visit the Hollywood.

Photos: Man allegedly catches wife with lover who happens to be his subordinate

Acording to this report seen on a Kenyan gossip blog, a man identified as Paul caught his wife, Janet in bed with her lover Fred, who is said to be his subordinate. 

Gov Fayose inaugurates Ekiti grazing enforcement marshalls

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, today inaugurated the Ekiti state grazing enforcement marshalls.
The inauguration took place at the state government house in Ado-Ekiti. The Marshalls are charged with the responsibility of managing the activities of herdsmen in the state. More photos after the cut.

Lagos' Biggest Concert, "3 Thrones", To Hold This Sunday

...Davido, Phyno, Tiwa Savage, Timaya others set to perform
Over the past few months, there have been an unending conversation across social media. Hundreds of people can be seen expressing their zeal for the highly anticipated concert ‘3 Thrones’; scheduled to hold on Sunday, 23rd of October, 2016 at EKO Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

LOL! Lovers Run Out Nak*d As Truck Lost Control & Slammed Into Their House

This is funny; I guess the lovers had thought that rapture was happening; they had to run out...
A couple doing "bad thing" came running out without their clothes after a truck carrying 45 bags of wool lost control and plunged into the wood house where they were relaxing. The truck also hit a car parked close to the house.

Fayose Cries Out...Says Obanikoro Is Compromised

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described the voluntary return of Ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, to Nigeria as “dramatic and compromised,” following his alleged confessions to the anti-graft agency, EFCC, one how Nigeria's money was shared.

Rihanna steps out in a Hillary Clinton T-shirt in NYC

Singer, Rihanna wore a T-shirt with an image of Hillary Clinton on it as she stepped out in New York City Wednesday. More photos after the cut...

CNN/ORC poll : Hillary Clinton defeats Donald Trump 52% to 39%

According to a CNN/ORC organized poll for debate watchers, Hillary Clinton won Thursday morning's third and final US presidential election debate. She defeated Trump 52% to 39%. She's won all three debate polls conducted and organized by CNN.

Ignorant teenage boy asks why females can't control their bladder and stop their menstrual periods at will

A 19 year old Twitter user, Ryan Williams, whose bio calls him a politician and youth adults spokesperson from London, took to Twitter to offer his opinion about the call to end the tampon tax in England. He is against it and feels that women should learn to control their menstrual cycle like men control their bladder if they want to  urinate.

The major talking points as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spar off in 'nasty' presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican party and Democratic party presidential candidates on Wednesday night sparred off in the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas which was anchored by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Trans Teen sues School for stopping him for wearing female clothes and using female bathroom and wins

An 18-year-old student at St. Simon Stock Catholic School in Maidstone, Kent, who changed her name to Lily Madigan, announced her transition to the world via Facebook in January. 
Then in March, she wore the mandated female uniform to school for the first time but was immediately sent home by the school Principal.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How a Nigerian girl was incacerated and exploited as a domestic slave by a wealthy family in the UK

26-year-old Cynthia is one of the thousands of modern slavery victims whose suffering has been highlighted in a report published by the University of Hull and YouGov on Tuesday, October 18th, about the lack of awareness of the scale or nature of modern slavery in the UK.

In December 2013, a year after she escaped, Cynthia, then 23, reported the abuse and exploitation to the police. Her case is currently in its final stages. And three years later, precisely last week, she won her asylum case and is now working for a charity alongside her Accountancy studies. 

However, walking away from slavery was terrifying for Cynthia. Enslaved at the age of 13 after being tricked into leaving her home and school in Nigeria for a better life, she had spent a decade incarcerated and exploited as a domestic servant at the hands of a wealthy family in Essex.
"I knew I had to leave," says Cynthia. "But I was very afraid. I didn’t know where I was going or where my future lay. My head was all over the place."
During those 10 years at the mercy of a rich, well-connected and seemingly highly respected family from Nigeria, not a soul batted an eyelid at the young girl in their community who would take other pupils to school, then pick them up, but at no point attend classes herself. In most respects, she was invisible to the outside world.

The study finds that just eight per cent of the UK population understands the true extent of slavery in this country, while more than 55 per cent admit to not being aware of the most common sign. This lack of awareness about modern slavery among the British public is highlighted in Cynthia’s story. 

As a young teenager she would walk the family’s children to school each day and then return home again, without neighbours voicing any concern. When she was 15 she started attending evening classes at the local school, but none of the teachers questioned why a teenager was studying in the evening and not during the school day.
"People didn’t care," Cynthia recalls. "It’s one of the things that really bothers me. I was only 13 years old, but nobody took issue with the fact that I shouldn’t be doing these things. I didn’t speak about it because I was told not to talk, but it’s sad that it took 10 years for anyone to say something."
A report published by Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, recently revealed “chronic weaknesses in modern slavery crime reporting,” pointing to a lack of intelligence reporting and evidence-based action, leading to victims such as Cynthia being failed by the system. In response to Cynthia’s story, Mr Hyland said: 
"There are many girls and women being brought over and working in the shadows. Cynthia was taking the children to school at the age of 13, and people didn’t take notice. She was clearly a child being treated differently from the other children, but no one spoke out or took action. It’s a problem with the law as well. It needs to be dealt with like any other crime of abuse."
Before she moved to the UK, Cynthia was attending school in the village where she grew up in Lagos State, Nigeria. Although she was in school her family was poor, and when the offer came up through a distant family friend for her to move in with a rich Nigerian family in Britain, her parents didn’t want to turn down the opportunity for her to escape poverty and gain access to a better education. But on arriving in the UK Cynthia quickly discovered the reality was very different. 
"The day after I moved here the man of the house threatened me," Cynthia says. "He said I had to wake up at 5am every morning to clean the house. I wasn't allowed to go to school. I had been told I would take the kids to school and then go to my school for the day. But they said after I did the school run I wasn’t allowed to leave the house – just do the chores. That blew my mind."
Cynthia became one of the 13,000 victims of modern slavery suffering in silence in the UK. She realised she had left behind a much happier life in her home country, but she found herself trapped and was unable to break out. She says:
"In Nigeria I had friends and I would play. But when I came here I had to become an adult even though I was a child. I had to take on loads of responsibility. It was a lot to cope with and I had no privacy at all. My bedroom door was always kept open so they could call me at any time. Sometimes at 1am I’d have to get up and work."
As time went on her treatment became worse. Several weeks after her arrival Cynthia wrote a letter addressed to her parents, telling the reality of what was happening, but kept it in a closed notebook. 
"The woman somehow found it," she says. "That’s when I realised I was really afraid of them and I couldn’t do anything. I had to beg her for forgiveness. She wouldn’t talk to me. I became like an enemy in the house. I couldn’t talk to people. I didn’t have anyone to talk to. I tried to tell my family in Nigeria but they didn’t believe what I was saying. The woman told them things that weren't true – that I wasn't behaving."
While struggling with her deep loneliness, Cynthia pined to go to school again. After a year of living in the UK she got another chance at education.
"The family realised I was constantly crying about not going to school," she remembers. "I would have swollen eyes at the end of every day from crying about it. The woman spoke to a friend who worked in a college and I was enrolled onto evening classes." But succeeding in her studies while completing her daily domestic work was no easy feat. "Before going to classes I had to finish all the housework, The woman would inspect it before I went. Sometimes I would be late for school, other times I couldn't go at all. But I couldn’t talk to anyone there about what was happening. I had to pretend everything was okay."
Despite missing a year of classes and studying only in the evenings, Cynthia passed her GCSEs just a year late. After that she was hungry to continue her education.
"I wanted to do a Business qualification, but it was full-time," she says. "The woman said I had to look after the kids, so I couldn’t do it. I had to do evening classes again. Accounting was the only evening class available, so I took that. I had to put so much effort in. I was determined. I had to do the housework too. I had to make sure everywhere was clean before I went to the library or anything."
Despite missing a year of classes and studying only in the evenings, Cynthia passed her GCSEs just a year late. After that she was hungry to continue her education.
"I wanted to do a Business qualification, but it was full-time," she says. "The woman said I had to look after the kids, so I couldn’t do it. I had to do evening classes again. Accounting was the only evening class available, so I took that. I had to put so much effort in. I was determined. I had to do the housework too. I had to make sure everywhere was clean before I went to the library or anything."
At around the same time as she began her college studies, Cynthia met someone who made escaping seem possible.
"I met a woman in town. She was Nigerian but not within the right-knit Nigerian community," she says. "I was sitting in a bench and she came over with her kids and started talking to me. She could see that I was worried. We got talking and she gave me her number. I called her a few weeks later. Gradually I was able to open up to her. She said the best way was to move out of the house. From there I was able to make that choice. I knew it was the right time for me to move."
By talking with someone about her situation, Cynthia eventually grew the confidence to tell the family she was leaving.
"I was very afraid of the future. I didn’t know where I was going," she says. "I made up my mind that I wanted to go, but it was really scary. I had been in there for 10 years."
Cynthia found a room to rent with the help of the woman who encouraged her to leave. The family reluctantly agreed she could leave, but kept her passport. She did not initially report them to the police. She thought she could swiftly move on from what had happened, but soon found the experience was causing her distress, heightened by financial pressures. She recalls: "It was a stressful time, and I found it hard to pay the rent. I would clean for people, I would iron clothes. But I was drained emotionally and physically.  
"I couldn’t sleep for the fear of what was going to happen to me. Then I started hearing voices in my head at night, shouting orders at me. I got to the point where I was sleeping for one hour a night. I thought if everything got that difficult I would pack my bag and go back to my country, but I couldn’t even do that. They still had my passport and I had no visa, nothing. That’s when I decided I had to tell the police what they had done to me."
Cynthia reported the abuse to the police in December 2013, a year after she escaped, and her case is currently in its final stages. Just 28 per cent of modern slavery crimes in the UK that get recorded; despite there being 3,146 potential victims identified by the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in England and Wales last year, only 884 crimes were recorded by police forces.

Three years after escaping from the labour exploitation she was subjected to, Cynthia has just won her asylum case last week and is now working for a charity alongside her Accountancy studies, with plans to work as an account in the future. But her relief and hope for the future are infused with a sense of frustration and sadness in knowing that that there are thousands of other victims in the country who are still suffering in silence. “A lot of people in the UK don’t even know what child trafficking is," she says.
“It saddens me that even though I’ve come out of it there are still thousands of people out there in the position I was in. The victims are kept inside the house. They’re crying but people aren't listening out for their voice."

Aftermath of Kim K robbery: Khloe Kardashian surrounded by heavy security team (photos)

Following the much talked about Kim Kardashian Paris robbery incident and how the Kardashian family planned to revamp their security plans, Khloe Kardashian was pictured with a team of heavy security men as she attended the launch of her 'Good American' denim wear brand on Tuesday night.

Count me out of Obanikoro's alleged confession- Fayose tells FG, says EFCC probe will not distract him

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has told the Federal Government to pay attention to hunger and suffering ravaging Nigeria and its people and leave him alone. He said