Wednesday, 20 June 2018

World's largest refugee camp in Bangladesh is filthy death trap for residents who escaped genocide



As the monsoon rains clatter on flimsy canvas roofs, the clay walkways of the world’s biggest refugee camp turn into a quagmire.
Stood underneath a sagging ­makeshift shelter, I look on as jagged bolts of lightning streak the black sky and the wind whips up.
This temporary city, cobbled together in less than a year with bamboo poles, scraps of tarpaulin and twine, looks like it will be knocked down any instant.
For the 700,000 Rohingya refugees here in Bangladesh – who have escaped the worst genocide of this century in neighbouring Myanmar – the storms I witness are just the beginning of a three-month nightmare.
Their temporary homes are directly in the path of the cyclones that plague this vulnerable region from now until September.
After being tortured and raped – and seeing their relatives murdered by soldiers in Myanmar who torched their villages – they are now prey to landslides, floods and waterborne diseases.
Scores of people have died in recent days, including a two-year-old boy after a mud wall collapsed on him.
At a Red Cross field hospital on the edge of the seemingly never-ending Kutupalong camp is nine-month-old Mohammad Ayas.

he helpless little boy broke his thigh bone when he fell from one of the treacherous slopes between the shelters.
Icelandic nurse Hildur Sveinsdottir – here for a one-month secondment from her normal A&E job – tells me such accidents are soon expected to occur daily.
"Fractures are very regular for us,” Hildur says.
“It’s unimaginable what it will be like in a few weeks. The number of people getting injured or being killed will rise a lot if they get a really bad cyclone. Their shelters will not stand up.”
Read More »

Royal Ascot 2018: The Queen joins Prince Charles and Camilla for royal procession hours after carriage horse broke lose

Royal Ascot 2018: The Queen joins Prince Charles and Camilla for royal procession hours after carriage horse broke lose

The Queen has arrived at Royal Ascot 2018 in her traditional procession, just hours after a carriage horse broke loose and reportedly went on the run in a car park.
Racing officials confirmed the horse was "quickly caught" and returned to the royal fold, ahead of the daily royal spectacle, which featured the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall for the second day running.
Clouds were threatening downpours earlier but the sunshine has finally showed its face and temperatures have soared to 24C just as the daily procession began.
Charles and Camilla are due to present the winning prizes in the aptly named Prince of Wales's Stakes at 4.20pm, after the Earl of Wessex will perform the same role in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at 3.40pm.
Twitter users reported a horse had gotten loose just before 1pm today in the "number 1 car park," and an Ascot spokesperson later confirmed to the Mirror Onlinbe that "a carriage horse got loose and was quickly caught."
Glam ladies and dapper gents poured into the Berkshire race course joined by a host of celebrities for day two of the sporting bonanza.

Read More »

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Zion Sound Consert Live In New York


Zion Sound Concert is happening Live in New York City on the 25th of May 2018. Zion is inviting all his fans and well wishers to come witness his show. It's gonna be mind blowing.. Please save the date and make sure you don't miss out. See poster above for more information. See you there..
Read More »

Friday, 18 May 2018

Gunmen strike again, kill eight in early morning attack in Birnin Gwari


Unknown gunmen killed eight persons in an early morning attack in Kakangi District, Birnin Gwari Local Governement Area of Kaduna state.
According to Daily Trust correspondent, the attack which occurred at 4.30am on Thursday morning left eight people from three villages including Mashigi, Dokoru and Sabon Wuri dead.
The assailants also stole many cattles belonging to the villages and went away with over 10 motorcycles.
A resident of the community Alhaji Ja’afar Jibril while confirming the incident said,
“Four people were killed in Mashigi and two each where killed in Dokoru and Sabon Wuri villages during the attack by armed bandits around 4.30am on Thursday. Today (Thursday) is our market day which was a thriving grain market, the market has become a shadow of itself, people cannot ply the road carrying money for fear of kidnappers and the only bank we have left cannot keep money because the bandits has virtually destroyed the other exiting banks.”
The spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu who confirmed the incident said that the police are doing its best to address the situation, adding that mobile police have been deployed to strategic locations in the area to ensure security is maintained
“Yes, we have received report that there was an attack in Birnin Gwari but I do not have the details yet, I will let you know as soon as I get them.” said Aliyu.
Read More »

BBN winner Miracle visits Paul Okoye and his family at their home (photo)

The 2018 Big Brother Naija winner visited music super star Paul Okoye and his family at their home today...
Paul who cheered for miracle while he was in the house, defended miracle after a former fan called him arrogant.


Read More »

President Trump to donate his 2018 first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs


President Donald Trump has said he's donating his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs, as his search continues for a nominee to lead the agency.  

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders presented a check from the president to acting VA secretary Robert Wilkie during the White House briefing on Thursday. Trump has pledged to return his entire salary to the federal government, and has used the symbolic check handover quarterly to highlight his administration’s policy efforts.

The VA has been rocked by turmoil in recent months, including by the March firing of former secretary David Shulkin amid ethics concerns and internal discord. Trump’s nominee to fill the post, White House doctor Ronny Jackson, withdrew from consideration last month. Wilkie is among those being considered to fill the post permanently.
Read More »

‘People will reject APC, party of hunger, hopelessness’ - Ekiti State PDP tells President Buhari


The campaign organisation of the Ekiti State Deputy Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola has described President Buhari’s statement that the All Progressives Congress (APC) must win the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State as “wishful thinking.”  

The party said, “Ekiti people will never allow their State to be added to the comity of States already infected with the plague of mis-governance by the President and his party.” The PDP candidate said it was appalling that a President, who should be apologizing to Ekiti people and the entire Nigerians for plunging the country into economic and security crises was the one talking about returning Ekiti into the fold of progressive states.

In a statement issued, on Thursday, KOCO Director of Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka said, “President Muhammadu Buhari should perish the thought of his anointed candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, wining the July 14 election and face the reality of his failed Presidency with a view to making amends before he is sent back to Daura next year.”

Olayinka challenged President Buhari to tell Nigerians what he has done for the State in the last three and half years, saying; “Even in Isan Ekiti, Fayemi’s hometown, nothing has happened to the Clay Kaolin that is there in large quantity despite that their son is in charge of solid minerals. Funny that the President said Ekiti must return to the fold of progressive states. Is he talking about the same so-called progressives States that are sacking workers in their thousands? Or the APC States where herdsmen are killing people in gruesome manner on daily basis is what he wants Ekiti State to join?

Truly, Ekiti people are well known for their forthrightness, candour and integrity. They will never subject themselves to the whim and caprices of a President who looked the other way when thousands of people were being killed by herdsmen in Benue, Taraba, Plateau and other states. Having returned to the number one position in education, Ekiti will never go back to that era that it was in 34th position. Teachers will never use their votes to return the State to that perilous time when their jobs were constantly threatened with Competency Test and Principals demoted and sent to classrooms as mere classroom teachers. Local Government workers in Ekiti State will not allow a return of Fayemi’s ‘Boko Haram’ that made their lives impossible for over three years. Most importantly, Ekiti will never return to that inglorious era of APC government of Fayemi when over N500 million was used to plant flowers that have remained invisible up till today and over N60 billion loan taken with nothing to show.  “Finally, with Governor Ayodele Fayose and the PDP, it is evidently clear that Ekiti is already moving steadily to its promised land, with unprecedented infrastructural development and will never return to the land of despair, bloodshed, hunger and hopelessness that President Buhari and his APC represent.
Read More »

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Photos: The Making Of Kpomo Video By Maz-m Lebatano.


Wow!! It's here again, Maz-m just released another hot tune title "Kpomo" Seat down, relax, watch and enjoy this great song.

nice shoots>>

Video was shoot in Ikoyi Lagos>>

Talent is Key>>


Read More »

LEBATANO MUSIC WORLDWIDE


Maz-m Lebatano is currently signed into Lebatano Music worldwide. The has just released his latest single from his debute album title "OWO". here is what he has to say to his fans: "Hello Friends, this is the right time to show me love. My song title: OWO is now on MTN Music+. Please 👏🏻I need you all to click on this link:http://mpjamz.com/s/3bc2267f6 it will take you to my page just hit the LIKE button and share to your friends. You can also download and listen through the mtn music+ app. This will enable me win the MTN cash price award. Thanks alot for Ur encouragement guys. You are my biggest fans"👍🏽
Read More »

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Parish priest condemns President Buhari’s trip to Lagos, says it’s holy Thursday


Rev. Fr.  Anthony Okoro, the Parish Priest of St Christopher Catholic Church, Oke Odo, Lagos has faulted the planned visit of President Buhari to Lagos state on Thursday, noting that the timing was wrong. 

“Holy Thursday and Good Friday are special days for Christians to reflect the Paschal mysteries. The organizers didn’t take into account the nature of the days. I humbly conclude that such ignorance is not excusable and should not repeat itself lest, it gives room for interpretation”, he said. 

The parish priest made this known via his official facebook handle on Wednesday. According to him, “as a Lagosian by birth and as one who has spent all his life in Lagos, it is a thing of joy that our President will be visiting. “This visit will draw federal attention to Lagos and will bring many more benefits to Lagos. On like Jonathan’s visit that was more of a campaign than a working visit. “However, the visit was not well timed and should not take place on the most holy week of Christians. I am very sure the president, an ardent Muslim will not go on a working visit to any state on two of the most important days of Muslims. 

“This visit has led to diversion of traffic, restrictions of movement, and other security measures put in place. In addition, the president will arrive on Thursday (Holy Thursday) and conclude the visit on Friday (Good Friday). “These are special days for Christians to reflect the Paschal mysteries. The organizers didn’t take into account the nature of the days. I humbly conclude that such ignorance is not excusable and should not repeat itself lest, it gives room for interpretation. “I wish the president and Lagosians the best but I will be in church fulfilling my religious obligations. God bless Nigeria. Happy Holy week to all Christians” 
Read More »
Designed by Martins Okpa