Tuesday, 24 September 2013
arrested two persons suspected of
homosexuality and another for
Police Public Relations Officer of the
Command, Mr. Fwaje Atajiri, made this
known yesterday in Gombe.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
reopened dialogue with the leadership
of the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU), in a bid to end
the over two months old strike.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
It’s normal for a vampire to crave the
blood of a virgin, but not a respected
So when the Peking University Cancer
Hospital in China put out a request for
ages 18 to 24, some people thought it
was bloody awful, according to AFP.
“Male virgins are not needed, just
females, how is this science?” posted
one highly-cited user of a Chinese
social media service similar to Twitter.
Hospital official spokeswoman Guan
Jiuping insisted the blood wasn’t for
some bizarre human sacrifice ritual. It
seems that researchers were doing
studies on the human papilloma virus
(HPV), which is usually transmitted
through s*xual contact.
“It’s in line with international practice
to collect female virgins’ blood samples,
which serve as negative control
substances in HPV research, given that
the risk of contracting HPV is low
among women who have never had
s*x,” Guan said, according to China
Daily. “Too much attention to sensitive
words like ‘virgin’ and ‘s*x’ is not
necessary in this context.”
Researchers said virgin blood is helpful
because risk for the virus is low among
women who have not had s*x, the
So far, 50 self-proclaimed virgins have
donated their blood to
science, IBTimes.co.uk reported.
However, the number of actual virgins
may be smaller, because the hospital is
taking all the donors at their word.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
ABUJA—AS the industrial action embarked
upon by the Academic Staff Union of
Universities, ASUU, enters its 10th week, the
Anti-Corruption Network, has given the Federal
Government one week within which to settle its
problems with the Academic Staff Union of
Universities, ASUU, or face nationwide mass
It also advised President Goodluck Jonathan to
write to the National Assembly for virement or
seek for loan to settle the demands of
The group said it would mobilize Nigerians to
the streets and protest to the Ministry of
Education, should government fail to do the
Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network
and former member of the House of
Representatives, Dino Melaye, said yesterday
that government’s attitude showed it had no
interest in the future generation of Nigerians.
Melaye said: “The Federal Government as far
back as 2009, went into an agreement with
ASUU and signed that agreement. Why will you
agree to what you don’t intend to do?
“A gentleman will go into an agreement and
then carry out the agreement to the latter. The
agreement was made in 2009; why was there
no budgetary provision for that agreement in
2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013?
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
For those who have never been to benin city, the capital of Edo state in Nigeria, you may not be very familiar with the second hand goods market, however it is a thriving center of commerce where people of all walks of life troop to. Popularly called aloko, bend down and ogbele, these clothes are highly sought after especially among the female folk who take advantage of the cheaper prices to look cool and chick. Yours faithfully was there on a fact finding mission and presents you these pictures. NB- I came close to being lynched when the customers found out i was taking pictures as the consumers like their secrecy. Thumbs up to my guardian angel for a timely intervention.
Monday, 2 September 2013
The August meeting is an annual tradition of women in the igbo speaking part of Nigeria which evolved after the civil war as an avenue where developmental issues are discussed. It is a program taken very seriously among those parts and fines are usually paid by absentees. Below are some of the sights of the event. Enjoy.