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2019: British Govt Disowns Buhari, APC

2019: British Govt Disowns Buhari, APC

Buhari and Theresa May

The British government has said it was neither backing the presidential candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari or that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking at a one-day dialogue programme tagged: ‘Enhancing electoral participation of PWDs in 2019 general elections’, Political Adviser to the country’s Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr Wale Adebajo, said the British government had no vested interest in either Buhari, Abubakar or any of the other candidates in the February 16 poll.

This was just as international agencies in collaboration with local civil society organisations urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the full inclusion of Peoples Living with Disabilities(PWDs) to easily participate in the electoral system in 2019.

The agencies, which included the British High Commission and Australian High Commission in Nigeria, British Department for International Development (DFID) and Foundation for Justice and Social Development (FOJSOD) said excluding people living with disabilities from the electoral system was not in consonance with global best practices.

The DFID Regional Programme Officer, Mrs. Margaret Fagboyo, said the agency had always believed that PWDs should be beneficiary of the sustainable development in Nigeria, which unfettered access to participate in elections was part of.

“In 2019, INEC must ensure that ballot boxes are placed where they can access easily, the police shouldn’t harass them, they should be accorded respect. They should be seen as critical stakeholders in any election.

“We commend INEC for noticing where there are lapses and trying to improve on them. We can’t leave these people behind while taking critical decisions just because they are having one form of disability. If this happens, definitely, there will be problem.”

Adebajo said the National Disability bill that is awaiting presidential assent will help in resolving some of the issues bedeviling the group in the country.

Adebajo praised the INEC for including PWDs in its strategic plan for 2017-2021 elections, saying the British government and United States Department for International Development (USAID) were favourably disposed to the action.

Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ekiti State, Prof. Abdulganiyu Raji, said INEC has identified those critical areas where PWDs were having problems in the electoral system.

“The overall goal of this programme is to consolidate inclusive electoral process that would be in consonance with the international best practices devoid of any rancour or acrimony but free, fair, transparent and acceptable elections,” Raji said.
Buhari and Theresa May

The British government has said it was neither backing the presidential candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari or that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking at a one-day dialogue programme tagged: ‘Enhancing electoral participation of PWDs in 2019 general elections’, Political Adviser to the country’s Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr Wale Adebajo, said the British government had no vested interest in either Buhari, Abubakar or any of the other candidates in the February 16 poll.

This was just as international agencies in collaboration with local civil society organisations urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the full inclusion of Peoples Living with Disabilities(PWDs) to easily participate in the electoral system in 2019.

The agencies, which included the British High Commission and Australian High Commission in Nigeria, British Department for International Development (DFID) and Foundation for Justice and Social Development (FOJSOD) said excluding people living with disabilities from the electoral system was not in consonance with global best practices.

The DFID Regional Programme Officer, Mrs. Margaret Fagboyo, said the agency had always believed that PWDs should be beneficiary of the sustainable development in Nigeria, which unfettered access to participate in elections was part of.

“In 2019, INEC must ensure that ballot boxes are placed where they can access easily, the police shouldn’t harass them, they should be accorded respect. They should be seen as critical stakeholders in any election.

“We commend INEC for noticing where there are lapses and trying to improve on them. We can’t leave these people behind while taking critical decisions just because they are having one form of disability. If this happens, definitely, there will be problem.”

Adebajo said the National Disability bill that is awaiting presidential assent will help in resolving some of the issues bedeviling the group in the country.

Adebajo praised the INEC for including PWDs in its strategic plan for 2017-2021 elections, saying the British government and United States Department for International Development (USAID) were favourably disposed to the action.

Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ekiti State, Prof. Abdulganiyu Raji, said INEC has identified those critical areas where PWDs were having problems in the electoral system.

“The overall goal of this programme is to consolidate inclusive electoral process that would be in consonance with the international best practices devoid of any rancour or acrimony but free, fair, transparent and acceptable elections,” Raji said.

Congregation Shocked As Pastor Descended Into Church Auditorium From 'Above' ...Watch Video Here

Congregation Shocked As Pastor Descended Into Church Auditorium From 'Above' ...Watch Video Here

Pastor Bartholomew Orr

A pastor has become a sensation on social media after he descended above into the church auditorium leaving congregation members amazed. 

Pastor Bartholomew Orr of Brown Baptist Church, Memphis left his congregation members shocked after he entered into the church building flying on a zip line.

The entrance which was perfectly in line with the message of the day “Jesus’ return” has generated a lot of reactions on social media.

Pastor Orr is now being dubbed “The Flying Preacher” after the video went viral on social media.

The pastor appears not to be bothered by social media reactions. He said he’s glad people are being reached by the sermon in the video.

Watch the video:

Pastor Bartholomew Orr

A pastor has become a sensation on social media after he descended above into the church auditorium leaving congregation members amazed. 

Pastor Bartholomew Orr of Brown Baptist Church, Memphis left his congregation members shocked after he entered into the church building flying on a zip line.

The entrance which was perfectly in line with the message of the day “Jesus’ return” has generated a lot of reactions on social media.

Pastor Orr is now being dubbed “The Flying Preacher” after the video went viral on social media.

The pastor appears not to be bothered by social media reactions. He said he’s glad people are being reached by the sermon in the video.

Watch the video:

I'll RESIGN If Anyone Can Prove God Exists - President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines

I'll RESIGN If Anyone Can Prove God Exists - President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte
The Philippine president, Rodrigo Dutertewho recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.

President Rodrigo Duterte, who has had a thorny relationship with the church, questioned anew in a speech late Friday, some of the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, including the concept of original sin, which he said taints even innocent infants and can only be removed through baptism in a church for a fee.

“Where is the logic of God there?” Duterte asked in a speech at the opening of a science and technology event in southern Davao city. The 73-year-old leader said that if there’s “one single witness” who can prove, perhaps with a picture or a selfie that a human was “able to talk and to see God,” he will immediately resign.
President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte
The Philippine president, Rodrigo Dutertewho recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.

President Rodrigo Duterte, who has had a thorny relationship with the church, questioned anew in a speech late Friday, some of the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, including the concept of original sin, which he said taints even innocent infants and can only be removed through baptism in a church for a fee.

“Where is the logic of God there?” Duterte asked in a speech at the opening of a science and technology event in southern Davao city. The 73-year-old leader said that if there’s “one single witness” who can prove, perhaps with a picture or a selfie that a human was “able to talk and to see God,” he will immediately resign.

Toni Iwobi: A Nigerian Elected As Italy's First Black Senator

Toni Iwobi: A Nigerian Elected As Italy's First Black Senator

Toni Iwobi
Toni Iwobi, a Nigerian has been elected as senator in Italy, it was announced yesterday.

Toni Iwobi of Spirano in Lombardy who belongs to the anti-immigration League is the first black to be so elected in the history of Italy. Iwobi, announced “with great emotion” on his Facebook page that he had been elected to the senate in Italy’s general election. 

“After more than 25 years of fighting as part of the League’s big family, I’m about to start another great adventure,” Iwobi wrote, going on to thank leader Matteo Salvini and his other fellow party members. 

“I’m ready, friends,” Iwobi said. Iwobi, 62, was born in Nigeria and came to Italy on a student visa some 40 years ago, before going on to marry an Italian woman and start his own IT company here.


Campaigning with the slogan “Stop Invasion”, Iwobi said his concern isn’t just for Italians but for migrants, who the League claims it prefers to help “in their own home” rather than in Italy  though its “Italians First” programme contains few proposals for international development aid.  

Despite being one of very few black members of the League, whose leader has made many inflammatory remarks about non-Italians and Muslims, Iwobi insists that the party isn’t racist. “Racism means thinking yourself better than others, while in the movement I find many firm positions, but also a lot of respect,” he told the Corriere della Sera. 

He was quick to defend fellow party member Attilio Fontana, who caused outrage during the campaign by saying that immigration to Italy threatened the survival of “our white race”.

“Where’s the problem,” Iwobi asked, claiming that Fontana had simply been referring to Italian “culture”.  Fontana went on to win his campaign to become president of Lombardy, Italy’s most populous region, by a margin of 20 percent. 

Before running for senator he represented the League as a municipal councillor in Spirano back in the 1990s, and more recently headed Salvini’s national committee on immigration. 

In that capacity, he helped write the League’s anti-migration platform, in which it proposed among other things to make it easier to deport migrants, to use economic incentives to get countries to agree to repatriate their nationals from Italy, to refuse to take in migrants rescued by NGOs from the Mediterranean, to renegotiate EU agreements that oblige Italy to house migrants that arrive here while their application to stay is processed, to threaten withdrawal of the right to seek asylum or benefits if migrants commit a crime or break the rules of the reception centre where they’re housed, and to stiffen existing requirements for the children of immigrants applying for citizenship to include a test on Italian “language, culture and traditions”. 
Toni Iwobi
Toni Iwobi, a Nigerian has been elected as senator in Italy, it was announced yesterday.

Toni Iwobi of Spirano in Lombardy who belongs to the anti-immigration League is the first black to be so elected in the history of Italy. Iwobi, announced “with great emotion” on his Facebook page that he had been elected to the senate in Italy’s general election. 

“After more than 25 years of fighting as part of the League’s big family, I’m about to start another great adventure,” Iwobi wrote, going on to thank leader Matteo Salvini and his other fellow party members. 

“I’m ready, friends,” Iwobi said. Iwobi, 62, was born in Nigeria and came to Italy on a student visa some 40 years ago, before going on to marry an Italian woman and start his own IT company here.


Campaigning with the slogan “Stop Invasion”, Iwobi said his concern isn’t just for Italians but for migrants, who the League claims it prefers to help “in their own home” rather than in Italy  though its “Italians First” programme contains few proposals for international development aid.  

Despite being one of very few black members of the League, whose leader has made many inflammatory remarks about non-Italians and Muslims, Iwobi insists that the party isn’t racist. “Racism means thinking yourself better than others, while in the movement I find many firm positions, but also a lot of respect,” he told the Corriere della Sera. 

He was quick to defend fellow party member Attilio Fontana, who caused outrage during the campaign by saying that immigration to Italy threatened the survival of “our white race”.

“Where’s the problem,” Iwobi asked, claiming that Fontana had simply been referring to Italian “culture”.  Fontana went on to win his campaign to become president of Lombardy, Italy’s most populous region, by a margin of 20 percent. 

Before running for senator he represented the League as a municipal councillor in Spirano back in the 1990s, and more recently headed Salvini’s national committee on immigration. 

In that capacity, he helped write the League’s anti-migration platform, in which it proposed among other things to make it easier to deport migrants, to use economic incentives to get countries to agree to repatriate their nationals from Italy, to refuse to take in migrants rescued by NGOs from the Mediterranean, to renegotiate EU agreements that oblige Italy to house migrants that arrive here while their application to stay is processed, to threaten withdrawal of the right to seek asylum or benefits if migrants commit a crime or break the rules of the reception centre where they’re housed, and to stiffen existing requirements for the children of immigrants applying for citizenship to include a test on Italian “language, culture and traditions”. 

Drug Baron Buries Self Alive To Evade Arrest ...See Photos

Drug Baron Buries Self Alive To Evade Arrest ...See Photos

Joe Hobson Jr
A suspected drug dealer ran from the Police and buried himself in the mud after he was pulled over in a car full of cocaine and crystal meth.

The suspect, Joe Hobson Jr, was pulled over on Interstate 20 near Conyers, Georgia, USA, on Thursday on suspicion of drug trafficking – but fled shortly after the traffic stop.

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office set up a perimeter, and two hours later, the convicted felon was found with his feet sticking out of a muddy drainage creek.

Policemen fish him out. Photos: Conyers Police Department
He had buried himself there in an attempt to evade capture, only to become stuck.


Photos posted to Conyers Police Department’s Facebook page afterwards show a sheepish-looking Hobson staring up from the mire, with officials working to help him up from the mud pit.

Policemen fish him out.
Photos: Conyers Police Departmen
Joe Hobson Jr.
Proceeds of crime
He was also photographed being carried away on a stretcher to the hospital for medical attention.

He was charged with possession of 29 grams of cocaine, seven grams of methamphetamine, 12 ounces of weed and oxycodine, as well as liquid codeine.

Hobson was further charged with possession of two handguns – one of which was stolen – and had $4,000 cash on him at the time of his arrest.

Conyers Police wrote on Facebook: “This convicted felon is now back behind bars following a rather unusual series of unfortunate events (for him) yesterday (Thursday March 1).

“Rockdale Fire Rescue did a fantastic job safely extracting Hobson from an extremely dangerous predicament.

“He was transported by National EMS to the hospital and confined to Rockdale County Jail before the night was over.

“Thank you to all that supported the manhunt in the rain yesterday and we are thankful for the successful outcome.”

(Metro/Conyers Police Dept)
Joe Hobson Jr
A suspected drug dealer ran from the Police and buried himself in the mud after he was pulled over in a car full of cocaine and crystal meth.

The suspect, Joe Hobson Jr, was pulled over on Interstate 20 near Conyers, Georgia, USA, on Thursday on suspicion of drug trafficking – but fled shortly after the traffic stop.

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office set up a perimeter, and two hours later, the convicted felon was found with his feet sticking out of a muddy drainage creek.

Policemen fish him out. Photos: Conyers Police Department
He had buried himself there in an attempt to evade capture, only to become stuck.


Photos posted to Conyers Police Department’s Facebook page afterwards show a sheepish-looking Hobson staring up from the mire, with officials working to help him up from the mud pit.

Policemen fish him out.
Photos: Conyers Police Departmen
Joe Hobson Jr.
Proceeds of crime
He was also photographed being carried away on a stretcher to the hospital for medical attention.

He was charged with possession of 29 grams of cocaine, seven grams of methamphetamine, 12 ounces of weed and oxycodine, as well as liquid codeine.

Hobson was further charged with possession of two handguns – one of which was stolen – and had $4,000 cash on him at the time of his arrest.

Conyers Police wrote on Facebook: “This convicted felon is now back behind bars following a rather unusual series of unfortunate events (for him) yesterday (Thursday March 1).

“Rockdale Fire Rescue did a fantastic job safely extracting Hobson from an extremely dangerous predicament.

“He was transported by National EMS to the hospital and confined to Rockdale County Jail before the night was over.

“Thank you to all that supported the manhunt in the rain yesterday and we are thankful for the successful outcome.”

(Metro/Conyers Police Dept)

Photos: Funny Dramatic Moment As Husband Catches Newborn Baby As Wive Gives Birth In Hospital Corridor While Standing

Photos: Funny Dramatic Moment As Husband Catches Newborn Baby As Wive Gives Birth In Hospital Corridor While Standing

Jesica Hogan,
The woman arrived late for the delivery and gave birth in the corridor
Dramatic images show how a mother of six gave birth to her youngest child in a hospital corridor, when she arrived too late to make it to a bed.

Jesica Hogan, based in Riley, Kansas, welcomed her fifth child and only son Max in July last year and has just opened up about her incredible birth story in a new video shared by her birth photographer Tammy Karin.

The mother, who gave birth at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, had contractions for several days before Max's birth, without going into labor. She and her husband Travis even went to the hospital a first time, but ended up coming home for several days of waiting.

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Around that time, Jesica began to worry she wouldn't be able to tell when labor would actually start.

'I was losing faith in my ability to tell when I would actually be in labor, and losing faith that my body knew what it was doing,' she explained in a blog post on Tammy's website.

Eventually, one night, Jesica started having contractions again but didn't think they would amount to anything. 

She even told her husband that she believed labor would need to be induced, or that she wouldn't realize she was in the early stages of giving birth until it was too late.

'I stayed awake contracting, yet again, until about 2 am. It was at that time that I wrote to a group of other expectant and fellow moms, complaining of those very same contractions and my fears of not making it to the hospital in time,' Jesica added. 

'Oh that intuition is real, if only I had given some credit to that voice in the back of my head that night! Instead I finally decided that I would just drift off to sleep for a bit, assuring myself that I would know when it was time.'

However, the discomfort of the contractions increased, prompting Jesical to tell Travis: 'I think this is it.'

At that point, the mother felt her water break and worried that she and Travis wouldn't make it to the hospital on time.

Travis, however, remained calm and drove her to the hospital around 3 am. Things happened so quickly, Jesica said, she didn't even have time to put shoes on.

On the way to the hospital, the mom felt the baby moving down every time she had a contraction.

When Travis pulled up to the hospital, no one came out, so he ran around the car to help his wife get out of the vehicle.

'I told him Baby was almost there. I also said I couldn't get out, I felt as if Baby was ready to emerge. That feeling made it nearly impossible to move,' Jesica added.

'He disappeared for a moment into the E.R. doors. I tried to maneuver out of the passenger seat so I could somehow walk inside in the few seconds break I had between contractions.'

Tammy arrived to the hospital right at that time to capture the birth. Travis, meanwhile, helped his wife walk to the E.R. and through the hospital's doors. 

'I made it just past the second set of automatic doors, into the next hall, which luckily was not carpeted like the one we had just stepped out of,' Jesica wrote.

'I know at this point I said something to the effect of, "Oh God, he's here." I then started to take my pants off because I could feel my body pushing the baby's head out.

'I reached down and could feel his head crowning with my hand. I looked at my husband and said, "Travis catch him!"

'Without any hesitation he did just that as I felt my body involuntarily pushing his head the rest of the way out.'

Nurses ran down the hall to help Jesica with the rest of the birth, helping the mother lie down in the corridor and telling her to push.

'With one more push as instructed by the nurse, and the only intentional push I gave, I felt the rest of his body come out,' Jesica said of Max.

'He arrived on the floor just inside the entrance of the emergency room at 3:38 am. Less than 25 minutes from the time my water broke at home, and only a few moments after we stepped inside the hospital.'

Max took a little time before letting out his first cry and was 'incredibly bruised' due to his rapid birth, but he ended up doing just fine and the family was transferred to the labor and delivery department.

Sweet photos show Max's five sisters getting to know their newborn brother next to their proud parents. 

'It was my craziest birth, but also, the most perfect,' Jesica added. 'It was not at all what I had planned, but it ended without any intervention, with a healthy baby, and amazing support people by our sides. It was beautiful and I'll forever love every memory of it.'

More Photos:
Jesica Hogan,

Jesica Hogan,

Jesica Hogan,
The woman and her family
Source: Daily Mail UK
Jesica Hogan,
The woman arrived late for the delivery and gave birth in the corridor
Dramatic images show how a mother of six gave birth to her youngest child in a hospital corridor, when she arrived too late to make it to a bed.

Jesica Hogan, based in Riley, Kansas, welcomed her fifth child and only son Max in July last year and has just opened up about her incredible birth story in a new video shared by her birth photographer Tammy Karin.

The mother, who gave birth at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, had contractions for several days before Max's birth, without going into labor. She and her husband Travis even went to the hospital a first time, but ended up coming home for several days of waiting.

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Around that time, Jesica began to worry she wouldn't be able to tell when labor would actually start.

'I was losing faith in my ability to tell when I would actually be in labor, and losing faith that my body knew what it was doing,' she explained in a blog post on Tammy's website.

Eventually, one night, Jesica started having contractions again but didn't think they would amount to anything. 

She even told her husband that she believed labor would need to be induced, or that she wouldn't realize she was in the early stages of giving birth until it was too late.

'I stayed awake contracting, yet again, until about 2 am. It was at that time that I wrote to a group of other expectant and fellow moms, complaining of those very same contractions and my fears of not making it to the hospital in time,' Jesica added. 

'Oh that intuition is real, if only I had given some credit to that voice in the back of my head that night! Instead I finally decided that I would just drift off to sleep for a bit, assuring myself that I would know when it was time.'

However, the discomfort of the contractions increased, prompting Jesical to tell Travis: 'I think this is it.'

At that point, the mother felt her water break and worried that she and Travis wouldn't make it to the hospital on time.

Travis, however, remained calm and drove her to the hospital around 3 am. Things happened so quickly, Jesica said, she didn't even have time to put shoes on.

On the way to the hospital, the mom felt the baby moving down every time she had a contraction.

When Travis pulled up to the hospital, no one came out, so he ran around the car to help his wife get out of the vehicle.

'I told him Baby was almost there. I also said I couldn't get out, I felt as if Baby was ready to emerge. That feeling made it nearly impossible to move,' Jesica added.

'He disappeared for a moment into the E.R. doors. I tried to maneuver out of the passenger seat so I could somehow walk inside in the few seconds break I had between contractions.'

Tammy arrived to the hospital right at that time to capture the birth. Travis, meanwhile, helped his wife walk to the E.R. and through the hospital's doors. 

'I made it just past the second set of automatic doors, into the next hall, which luckily was not carpeted like the one we had just stepped out of,' Jesica wrote.

'I know at this point I said something to the effect of, "Oh God, he's here." I then started to take my pants off because I could feel my body pushing the baby's head out.

'I reached down and could feel his head crowning with my hand. I looked at my husband and said, "Travis catch him!"

'Without any hesitation he did just that as I felt my body involuntarily pushing his head the rest of the way out.'

Nurses ran down the hall to help Jesica with the rest of the birth, helping the mother lie down in the corridor and telling her to push.

'With one more push as instructed by the nurse, and the only intentional push I gave, I felt the rest of his body come out,' Jesica said of Max.

'He arrived on the floor just inside the entrance of the emergency room at 3:38 am. Less than 25 minutes from the time my water broke at home, and only a few moments after we stepped inside the hospital.'

Max took a little time before letting out his first cry and was 'incredibly bruised' due to his rapid birth, but he ended up doing just fine and the family was transferred to the labor and delivery department.

Sweet photos show Max's five sisters getting to know their newborn brother next to their proud parents. 

'It was my craziest birth, but also, the most perfect,' Jesica added. 'It was not at all what I had planned, but it ended without any intervention, with a healthy baby, and amazing support people by our sides. It was beautiful and I'll forever love every memory of it.'

More Photos:
Jesica Hogan,

Jesica Hogan,

Jesica Hogan,
The woman and her family
Source: Daily Mail UK

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