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Deformed Lady Tells About Persisting Trauma She Undergoes 2yrs After Ex-Lover Bathe Her Acid

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Photo of Lady after being bathed with acid

For a young lady, Rosemary Naife,  life is no longer fair to her as she continue facing rejection from admirers and friends who used to envy her skin colour and beauty before she was bath acid barely two years ago by ex-lover, Paul Nwokobia, whom she claimed was culprit behind her deformation.

Even if she could afford means of providing herself plastic surgery, to the 25 years Delta state queen, no miracle can return her lost physique, not to talk of trauma she undergo daily anytime she remembers her former envious shape and discrimination confronts in public.

At night, she feels in different world because of darkness that covers her from shame, but as soon sun rise, she becomes uncomfortable with herself due to her horrible look; one side of her head been washed off by the acid poured on her unaware.

Shortly before the incident, Nnaife was known as a dazzling lady with lot of admirers in her area, but Paul was the regular man she moved with until things tore apart between the two, and seem not reconcilable.

Source: TheGuildNG 

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”The Root Of Christmas Celebration Is Demonic”- General Overseer Of MFM, Pastor D.K Olukoya

The founder of Mountain of Fire Ministries, MFM, Pastor D.K Olukoya has said he and his church members don’t celebrate Christmas because it’s “demonic.”

According to Daily Posts reports, he said it during the New Year service of his church.

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Pastor Olukoya, General Overseer of MFM

The General overseer said, “In Mountain of Fire, we don’t celebrate Christmas because the root is demonic.”

He also said, “Many a Nigerian pastor swathes himself in that rapacious cloak even as it evolves into an iron cage from which he mesmerizes his habitually-gullible followers, leading them on by a leash, into his iron cage.

“It is on scriptural records that Jesus Christ, when winding up his mission of salvation about two thousand years ago, expressed his ambivalence about finding faith in the world when he returns.

“He must have seen with precision the impending decadence awaiting Christendom after his departure.”

He also urged people to be mindful of their criticisms of men of God. “Be careful what you say about a man of God,”

Do you agree with him?

Photo credit: MFM

Source: Vanguard 

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Plane Crash Averted As Drunk Pilot Passes Out In Cockpit With 99 Passengers, Others

​A pilot who allegedly passed out in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 in Canada has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk.

Police in Calgary say Capt. Miroslav Gronych was “behaving oddly before he became unconscious in the cockpit” on Saturday, December 31, 2016.

According to CNN, the plane with 99 passengers and six crew members, was scheduled to fly to Regina before heading to Winnipeg and Cancun, Mexico.

Gronych, a 37-year-old Slovak national, was charged with having control of an aircraft while impaired.

“Initial tests conducted by police indicate the pilot was severely impaired by alcohol,” police said in a statement.

Budget airline Sunwing apologized for their pilot’s behaviour and commended the rest of the crew for their diligence in handling what they described as a “very unfortunate matter.”

The airline statement read: “Dear Customers, we will like to take the opportunity to advise you of an incident that occurred earlier this morning.

“We can confirm that shortly before 7 a.m. local time, the gate agents, first officer and crew of Sunwing flight 595, departing from Calgary and destined for Cancun, determined that the Captain was unfit to fly and reported this accordingly.

“The Captain was immediately escorted off of the aircraft and the incident is now under investigation with local authorities.

“We are very appreciative of our crew’s diligence in handling this very unfortunate matter in accordance with procedures.

“We were able to secure a new Captain and are pleased to report that our customers are now en route to their destination after experiencing a minimal delay.

“We are very apologetic for any upset that this has caused and would like to assure our customers that safety remains our utmost priority.”

Sunwing said the plane took off a short time after with a different pilot.

Source: Vanguard 

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Assistant Police Commissioner Commits Suicide

An assistant commissioner of police was alleged to have shot himself in the head with his service pistol inside his private residence in Upper Sokponba area of Benin City, the capital of Edo state on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

In order to execute his suicide bid unhindered, Osakue allegedly sent  a woman  and a little boy living with him on an errand and  killed himself  before they returned.

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Assistant police commissioner allegedly killed himself

He was said to have suffered  partial stroke few years ago and was gradually recovering when he allegedly took his life.

It was learnt that the paralysis arising from the stroke affected Osakue’s social and emotional being which may have caused   depression and the resultant suicide.   He did not however leave   suicide-note behind.

The deceased’s   residence, which had no number in an unnamed street, Off Avan Street, Off Ekhator Street, Upper Sokponba Road, Benin City ,  was desolate when journalists  visited, yesterday.

A metallic ash Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)  marked  Ondo, NND-131HV was parked in front of the new bungalow.

A neighbour said she heard  gunshots inside the ACP residence about 5pm on the fateful day, adding  that thereafter, silence engulfed the entire building until his wife later broke the silence with a sorrowful scream.

She disclosed that operatives of Ugbekun Police Division later stormed the residence.

The ACP family members could not be reached for comment but information obtained  at the Edo State Police Command headquarters in Benin-City revealed that Osakue was posted from Ondo State police command recently.

Confirming the incident, Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Haliru Gwandu, said  that  it was a case of suicide.

He explained that the pistol the late police officer used  to commit the act was signed for in Ondo State Police Command from where he was recently posted to Edo Police Command.

Source: Vanguard 

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Two Pastors Arrested Over Death Of Member Who Went For Deliverance

​*Principal suspect, Pastor Mike Ola Bakare who administered liquid concoction after collecting N130,000 from victim on the run

*Pastor Bakare sent my wife, a member of his church to buy snake head and tail—Landlord

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Fatai Owoseni, Lagos state police commissioner

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to Ajangbadi Police Division have arrested two suspects, a 37 year old Pastor and 37 year old female Pastor over the death of a 27 year old Chinedu Chukwudi who was said to have gone to Jesus Solution Ministry at Santana Bus Stop, Ajangbadi area of the State for deliverance where she met her untimely death.

A security source who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on condition of anonymity said: “On the 13th of November, 2016, Confidence Chukwudi, the elder sister to the deceased reported to the police that on the 12th of November, 2016, her younger sister, Chiwendu Chukwudi aged 27 years went to Jesus Solution Ministry for deliverance where the Pastor, now at large allegedly collected the sum of N130,000.00 from her, after which he administered a liquid substance on her and she started vomiting.

According to the source, the pastor allegedly “kept her in the church premises throughout the day until she became unconscious before she was taken to hospital in Okokomaiko where she was confirmed dead.”
The source further revealed to Saturday Vanguard that, when security operatives stormed the scene of the incident, the unidentified liquid substance and some charms, were recovered in the church during the search before taking her corpse to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja for autopsy.

How I met Pastor Bakare – Landlord

When Vanguard visited the church in an uncompleted building, it was discovered that all the doors and windows were sealed up with planks by the landlord, Mr Charles Gomah who said he was a Clearing and Forwarding Agent and an indigene of Plateau State.
Contacted for comment, Gomah said: “One day, a man came to me and said his name is Prophet Mike Ola Bakare and that, he would like to use my warehouse for a five-day crusade and I said okay, even if he doesn’t have money since he was speaking Hausa let him use it.
“You know those of us from the Northern part of Nigeria living in the South here, when you hear somebody speaking your language you just take him or her as a family member. I later learnt he is from Ilesa but he claimed he was from Kaduna State and was speaking Hausa. I then told him that, I couldn’t charge him for the warehouse, so he started using the place. After the five days crusade, when I came back from work one day, I saw different structures and electrical wiring and I confronted him that it was no longer a five day issue. He then said that he had issues where he was staying before in Ibafo and wanted to stay at the warehouse for a while. When I told him that this place you are staying is a family house, it does not even belong to me directly, so you have to pay money and he said okay he would pay. Then he paid me N120, 000, 00 for one year. “After he did the crusade, he was no longer frequent in the house and when I asked one of his members if the pastor had got another house, I was told that he was staying in a hotel.

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BREAKING: Many feared dead as Nigerian troops, Boko Haram battle in Borno

​At least 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed in Borno on Friday, December 30 as Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Boko Haram terrorists engaged in prolonged fierce battle in Borno State.

Military insiders told PREMIUM TIMES the battle ensued at 6 a.m this morning and did not end until after 9 a.m.

Our sources said the battle began when fighters of the terror group launched a surprise attack on troops location in Rann, in northern Borno, shooting sporadically.

Troops from 3 Battalion and 112 Task Force Battalion are stationed in the area, our sources said.

The soldiers responded promptly, killing an unknown number of the terrorists, and wounding several others.

The battle raged for over two hours, and when the dust settled, several terrorists were found dead.

One of our sources said more than 15 of the Boko Haram fighters were killed in action.

Another said the figure was much higher, saying many other terrorists escaped from the scene with gunshot wounds.

Both sources however said four Nigerian soldiers were wounded in action, adding that authorities had since contacted the nearby 22 Brigade to send air ambulance to evacuate a critically injured soldier.

Our sources gave arms and ammunition recovered from the terrorists to include two AK47 rifles, four FN rifles, one M21 rifle, 110 X 7.62MM NATO ammunition, 20 X 7.62MM special,, 40 X M21 rounds, 4 X FN extra magazine and two locally made explosives.

Friday’s battle is the first since the military overpowered and chased the Boko Haram sect from the dreaded Sambisa Forest, a fortress from where the group launched attacks on Nigeria for years.

It also came a day after the leader of the terror sect, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a new video, claiming his group had not been defeated.

The Army immediately shot back, saying the video by Mr. Shekau was a piece of propaganda that should be disregarded.

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BREAKING NEWS! Suicide Bombers Attack Cow Market In Maiduguri

​An attempt by two suicide bombers to inflict significant damage on Kasuwa Shanu market in Maiduguri did not succeed as the attackers only succeeded in killing themselves, Saharareporters learned.

One of the suicide bombers blew up about 8:30 am on boxing day, Monday, December 26, while a second bomber was arrested before he could detonate a suicide vest wrapped around his body.

A livestock market
A livestock market

The attack came less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari declared a major victory against Boko Haram insurgents. On Christmas Day. The Nigerian President had announced the fall of the last enclave of Boko Haram militants in Sambisa forests to Nigerian troops in a widely circulated statement. 

Source: Saharareporters 

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Explosion Rocks Mexico Fireworks Market, Kills 29, Injures Scores

At least, no fewer than 29 were reported killed and over 70 injured after explosions ripped through a fireworks market north of Mexico City on Tuesday, December 20, sending columns of smoke into the sky.

Even though the course of the explosion was yet to be ascertained, the country’s Eruviel Avila governor confirmed that over 70 people were also injured severely.

Scene of explosion in Mexico
Scene of explosion in Mexico

It was reported by the country’s media that three minors were expected to be transferred to a hospital in Galveston, Texas, for treatment of extreme burns after the blast in Tultepec, about 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) north of Mexico City.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

The town of Tultepec is well known for its pyrotechnics industry and the huge San Pablito market is very popular for firework sales. The market would have been especially crowded heading into the holidays as locals shopped for fireworks to mark Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Dozens are dead and injured after a fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico, on December 20. Soldiers and locals are working to grapple with the widespread devastation, which left copious amounts of smoke hovering above Mexico City.

Dozens are dead and injured after a fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico, on December 20. Soldiers and locals are working to grapple with the widespread devastation, which left copious amounts of smoke hovering above Mexico City.

Firefighters confront the chaos left behind by the fireworks blast in Tultepec, Mexico, which left dozens dead or wounded.

A horrifying scene: A fireworks explosion at a market in Tultepec, Mexico, has left destruction and anguish in its wake.

Complete devastation at the scene of a fireworks explosion at a market in Tultepec, Mexico. Authorities say that dozens are dead and injured.

Scenes of destruction are what remain from the fireworks explosion that took place in Tultepec, Mexico, on December 20. People are left to search and make sense of the damage after dozens have been confirmed dead.

Rescue workers try to grapple with the embers and destruction left behind from a fireworks explosion at a market in Tultepec, Mexico.

Firefighters comb through the destruction left behind after a powerful fireworks blast rocked a market in Tultepec, Mexico, on December 20.

Dozens are dead and injured after a fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico, on December 20. Soldiers and locals are working to grapple with the widespread devastation, which left copious amounts of smoke hovering above Mexico City.

Firefighters confront the chaos left behind by the fireworks blast in Tultepec, Mexico, which left dozens dead or wounded.

Complete devastation at the scene of a fireworks explosion at a market in Tultepec, Mexico. Authorities say that dozens are dead and injured.

Scenes of destruction are what remain from the fireworks explosion that took place in Tultepec, Mexico, on December 20. People are left to search and make sense of the damage after dozens have been confirmed dead.

Rescue workers try to grapple with the embers and destruction left behind from a fireworks explosion at a market in Tultepec, Mexico.

Firefighters comb through the destruction left behind after a powerful fireworks blast rocked a market in Tultepec, Mexico, on December 20.

Video captured flashes of fire and what appeared to be fireworks exploding as people ran for their lives, a witness told newsmen.

The death toll has climbed throughout the evening.

Jose Luis Tolentino said he was in traffic when he heard loud noises. Some of the people who tried to get away tripped in the frantic dash, he said. The fireworks market is the size of a soccer stadium, he added.

Emergency respondents were at the charred scene and assessing the damage Tuesday, Luis Felipe Puente, coordinator of Mexico’s national civil protection agency, told CNN affiliate FOROtv.

In 2005, a large explosion took place at the same fireworks market. That blast injured many people and caused enormous damage.

Source: TheGuildNG 

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ISIS Claims Berlin Xmas Market Attack Responsibility After Truck’s Driver Gains Freedom

Few hours after German government released a Pakistani asylum-seeker, suspected of driving a truck into a Berlin Christmas market during which 12 people were killed due to a lack of evidence, a terror group, Islamic State, has claimed responsibility of the attack.

Before the ISIS claimed the responsibility while the truck’s driver was about to be freed, the interior minister said that the real perpetrator may still be on the run.

Scene of terrorists attack
Scene of terrorists attack

It was reported that the truck smashed into wooden huts serving mulled wine and sausages on Monday evening at the foot of the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church, one of west Berlin’s most famous landmarks. Forty-five people were injured, 30 severely.

Islamic State claimed responsibility the attack, saying the perpetrator was a “soldier” of the militant group.

“He executed the operation in response to calls to target nationals of the coalition countries,” its AMAQ news agency said.

But Germany’s interior minister said that despite the claim, investigators were following various leads.

“We just heard about the supposed claim of responsibility by this so-called Islamic State that is in fact a gang of terrorists,” Minister Thomas de Maiziere told press.

“There are several leads that investigators are following now.”

The Chief Federal Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement it had been unable to prove that the suspect had been in the cabin of the truck at the time of the attack and said he had denied any involvement.

Earlier, Die Welt newspaper quoted an unnamed police chief as saying: “We have the wrong man. And therefore a new situation. The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage.”

Commenting on the suspect’s release, de Maiziere told ZDF television: “That’s why it is true that one cannot rule out that the perpetrator is still at large.”

He said there was no doubt the Berlin incident had been an attack but the motive remained unclear. He also said it was not yet known how many foreigners were among the victims of the attack but no children had been among the dead.

News of the arrest of the 23-year-old Pakistani had led politicians in Germany and beyond to demand a crackdown on immigration, but Chancellor Angela Merkel urged caution.

“There is much we still do not know with sufficient certainty but we must, as things stand now, assume it was a terrorist attack,” she told reporters earlier on Tuesday.

“I know it would be especially hard for us all to bear if it were confirmed that the person who committed this act was someone who sought protection and asylum,” she said.

 

The truck belonged to a Polish freight company and its rightful driver was found shot dead in the vehicle. The Polish truck driver had arrived hours earlier in the German capital and spoken to his wife about 3 p.m., according to his cousin.

When she called again an hour later, there was no answer.

“At 3.45 p.m. you can see the movement on the GPS (Global Positioning System). The car moved forward and back. As if someone was learning to drive it,” said the cousin, Ariel Zurawski, who was also the boss of the trucking company.

“I knew something was wrong.”

Merkel joined hundreds of mourners on Tuesday evening at a memorial service at the church near the attack site. Her spokesman said she had spoken with the leaders of seven European countries and also with U.S. President Barack Obama, who all assured her of their support for Germany.

Security officials in Germany and Europe have warned for years that Christmas markets could present an easy target for militant attacks. In 2000, an al-Qaeda plan to bomb the Strasbourg Christmas market on New Year’s Eve was foiled.

There were no concrete barricades at the Berlin Christmas market, as have been installed at a similar venue in Britain.

The attack fueled immediate demands for a change to Merkel’s immigration policies, under which more than a million people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere have arrived in Germany this year and last.

“We must say that we are in a state of war, although some people, who always only want to see good, do not want to see this,” said Klaus Bouillon, interior minister of the state of Saarland and a member of Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).

Horst Seehofer, leader of the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, said: “We owe it to the victims, to those affected and to the whole population to rethink our immigration and security policy and to change it.”

The record influx has hit Merkel’s ratings as she prepares to run for a fourth term next year and has boosted support for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD).

AfD leader Frauke Petry said Germany was no longer safe and “radical Islamic terrorism has struck in the heart of Germany”.

The incident evoked memories of an attack in Nice, France in July when a Tunisian-born man drove a 19-tonne truck along the beach front, mowing down people who had gathered to watch the fireworks on Bastille Day, killing 86 people. That was claimed by Islamic State.

The influx of migrants to the European Union has deeply divided its 28 members and fueled the rise of populist anti-immigration movements that hope to capitalize on public concerns next year in elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

On Tuesday morning, investigators removed the black truck from the site for forensic examination. People left flowers at the scene and notes, one of which read: “Keep on living, Berliners!” One woman was crying as she stopped by the flowers.

Merkel said Germans must not be cowed by the attack: “We do not want to live paralyzed by the fear of evil.”

“Even if it is difficult in these hours, we will find the strength for the life we want to live in Germany – free, together and open.”

Other European countries said they were reviewing security.

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka called for biometric and fingerprint checks to be introduced along the Balkan route used by many migrants arriving in Europe in order to better control foreign jihadist fighters’ movements.

London police said they were reviewing their plans for protecting public events over the festive period.

Source: TheGuildNG 

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Footage Shows Renegade Probably Killed Russian Ambassador To Turkey 

​Andrei Karlov stumbles as the bullets hit him in the back, then comes crashing to the ground.

The press had come to cover the opening of a show at an Ankara exhibition hall Monday, December 19, but their cameras ended up capturing the chilling scene of the Russian envoy’s murder at the hands of a Turkish policeman.


Images from shortly before the shooting showed a clean-shaven officer standing discreetly behind Karlov in a white shirt, dark suit and tie — apparently a bodyguard for the ambassador as he gave a speech at the exhibition.
But footage from minutes later showed the man brandishing his gun at shocked onlookers, jabbing his finger in the air and pacing backwards and forwards as Karlov lies motionless on his back.

Switching to Turkish, he then says: “Don’t forget about Syria, don’t forget about Aleppo. All those who participate in this tyranny will be held accountable”.

The terrified guests meanwhile cower behind tall cocktail tables laid out for the exhibition opening.

Immediately after the shooting at 19.05 (1605 GMT), police entered the building and were later followed by special forces, Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu said.

The state-run Anadolu news agency said the gunman had been “neutralised” in a police operation inside the hall after 15 minutes of clashes when he refused to surrender.

Photos showing the man lying on the ground, riddled with bullet wounds, quickly began to circulate on social media.

The Russian ambassador was taken to Ankara Hospital where he was pronounced dead despite efforts to revive him, Soylu said.

The minister identified the attacker as Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, who had worked in the Ankara anti-riot police for the last two-and-a-half years.

Reports said that his mother, father and sister were immediately detained for questioning in their home in western Turkey.

Ankara mayor Melih Gokcek speculated on his official Twitter account that the policeman may be linked to the group of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for the July coup aimed at toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The shooting came on the eve of a crucial meeting between the Turkish, Russian and Iranian foreign ministers on the Syrian conflict.