CAN WE BLAME GOD? #SuperBloggers by @Lanre_Olagunju

Published:17 Mar, 2012


The existence of a supreme being is an issue that till the end of time will keep generating an unending controversy among different races and people. Though I’ve got no intention to delve into that, I can only advise that it’s smarter to live and assume that a God exists somewhere, so as not to die and shockingly discover that He truly does. And if perhaps he truly doesn’t exist, shouldn’t your gentle soul just rest in peace like family, friends, and enemies repeatedly prayed, while you speechlessly watch from another world.

Those of us who agree and confess to believe in the existence of God also acknowledge that He’s so loving, caring, and perfect; reason that He’s made provision for all that man needs to govern over the entire planet earth amongst other reasons.

Though some are too religious to ever nurse the thought that God created pain, but before you rebuke me or the devil that isnt anywhere in me, think about those critical times, when you or someone dear to you went through pains and excruciating experiences that doesn’t match the traditional belief of a good and loving God, though we don’t ventilate it. We just want to think that probably He must have goofed in this area. If not. Why did God create pain? What was the pain mechanism suppose to achieve? This has been my major source of headache from time and I think the quest to know and understand might just be a lifelong assignment.

Great philosophers have posed questions like ‘why hadn’t God designed a nervous system that protect us without the unpleasant aspect of pain. So many conflicting believes even amongst people of faith. Some are of the opinion that man must have stepped out of God’s will and that God uses circumstances to bring us back to normalcy.

The reason why we cherish pleasure is because of the reality of pain. So from a perspective, pain is essential to normal life. Although to one suffering from cancer and the miserable pain of chemotherapy, pain to such is far greater than misery. But to anyone with a reasonable health, pain is a communicator that protects.

Ok let’s take the oldest recorded and the most dreaded disease, Hansen’s disease-(leprosy) for instance. It’s the only one I can think of for now and it’s vital for this discuss. Leprosy is a disease of the nervous system. The bacteria practically attacks the pain cells of the skin, peripheral nerves in the hands, feets, and mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes to numbness.

If we fear disease because of the pain and misery it brings, then what is so horrible about diseases that cost no pain? A woman whose infant was suffering from “congenital indifference” told a horrifying story of how she heard her child cooing and laughing loud all alone as if she’s discovered something new. Only for her to amazingly discover that her daughter had bitten off the tip of her fingers with her newly grown four teeth and was playing in the blood, making patterns with the drips. Could pain be created as a quality that saves us from destruction?

We have at certain points made God lesser than he is over the issue of pain and suffering ignoring that even man has brought more pain to man. Many of the things we derive satisfaction from we don’t complain or lament over. Things such as our ability to perceive, eat and drink, pleasure derived from scratching when the skin hitches and also the wild fire pleasure of orgasm.

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138 thoughts on “CAN WE BLAME GOD? #SuperBloggers by @Lanre_Olagunju”

  1. ajibulu e says:


  2. Adeyemo Abimbola says:

    Well, after all we can blame God for all these circumstance. God is ???? just like it has been writing in the article but human being has created problem for the world due to their selfish attitude ????? seaching for unending satisfaction for their self.

  3. Adeyemo Abimbola says:

    Well, after all we can blame God for all these circumstance. God is ???? just like it has been writing in the article but human being has created problem for the world due to their selfish attitude ????? seaching for unending satisfaction for their self.

  4. Niyi-Leigh Olajide says:

    The existence of God is as sure as air and magnanimity cannot be overemphasised. Taking a vivid look at our surrounding, from the oceans, trees, the ecosystem, animals and even man himself. You can’t help but to notice the perfect sequencing of nature.
    Pain itself even as torturing and terrible it may be can turn out to be a blessing. Either by fear of occurence or reoccurence putting a check on us, thereby curbing our excesses.
    Come to think of a world without pain……. Nah! You don’t wanna do that. Great job lanre

  5. peju says:

    Nice one, that was very thoughtful of you. I never for once saw the good sides of pain after having my fair share of it. When next I’m hurt or in pain, I’ld surely remember to thank God that at least I can still feel it. Thumbs up!

  6. Pfem says:

    Whether we live or we die; He is still God!
    Whether we sin or we’re holy; He is still God!
    Whether we accept His lordship or we disdain His authority; He remains God!
    He is never to blame….
    Good work bro! Howdie?

  7. Engr John Josiah says:

    I appreciate a statement and I quote “it’s smarter to live and assume that a God exists somewhere” somehow in our subconsciousness we know a supreme being exist but in our outward display of our lives we are far from that reality. May God help us to live with d fact that he reigns

  8. Shoga 'Dokun says:

    Reading this article, i cannot but relate both biblical and scientific schools of thought when it comes to pain. Scientifically, pain sensors are specifically located in the human body, not to cause unnecessary discomfort but to compare stimulus with normal and bring about ? balance in the body physiology. Likewise biblically, we experience pain in order to remind us of what importance life holds. In these two, i, or any being, can’t dare say or prove that GOD was mistaken! If life was to be smooth and painless, then what have we to live for? This however doesn’t rule out the questionable case of terrible illnesses happening to ‘good people’….BUT we must believe that even then, GOD is supreme! I have often thought, but probably not dwelt, on the issue of ‘pain and suffering’ and always ask that i see the beauty in all situations. Thumbs up LANRE!

  9. biola dada says:

    This is nice

  10. biola dada says:


  11. fatimah says:

    That dis writer took out time to write dis shows his thoughts pattern is exceptional. Yet I dnt agree dat a supreme being can goof or that we should ever blame God for pains and sufferings.

  12. lolu says:

    Interesting thought pattern

  13. @carolina says:

    Intelligent write up. This is one of dos tins we say wen we go via hard times wen we say ‘God why me’ or ‘why is this happening to me’

  14. ola modile says:

    this article contains issues in ethics, metaphysics, and the nature of man. It is a brilliant write-up that highlights the problem of pain. I love it

  15. yksticks says:

    this article is philosophical in terms of orientation for sumone who didnt study philosophy in shows a whole lot of work input.great write-up my bro

  16. Ibrahim Khalil Halidu says:

    I’ve to read this over and over again to get your point. Larigold is a good one, but as a muslim and with the little level of education I’ve gained I think the existence of pain even draw people closer to the creator. When you are in so much pleasure you tend to forget your very existence but when you feel pain you will know that there I A Bigger beign that control the affairs of men. GOD DOES EXIST!

  17. Rabiu bolaji says:

    dis pains r part of the small chains dat bring us close to God. If dere is no pain n we r just livin our lyfs, we all will totally 4get abt God. Imagine u just hit your leg on a stone n d next tin u will do is 2 just shout jesus as an exclaimation. It is God dat created pain.

  18. jeff says:

    Pains was ben design by The almghty in ma thought is 4 man 2 apreciat comfort n least we also nid pains 2 b able 2 complete our sences.i dnt tink live wil v bn such a fun without pain. Because for u 2b hapy u nid 2 knw dat atleast dia is smting dat wil make u sad.

  19. yinka olagunju says:

    this is brilliant becos it cut across almost all school of thought………..spiritual,medical,philosophical….infact egbon u too much

  20. dollybabe says:

    Nice article

  21. oklama tayo says:

    Nice one lary

  22. jolomi samuel says:

    this is seriously 1 of d most intrestin article i’ve eva cum’s fanatastick……

  23. its an amazing literature&very probing!i jus know there is alwayz strenght&grace 4d 1 who wil reach out in times of pain 2d ever existin God

  24. Boniface okafor says:

    Who are we to blame God,i just finished reading this article and d next thing that came into ma mind was, “God’s tym is the best” though in times of troubles some of us dare God by blaming him but dat doesn’t change his love for us…we can’t blame God but challenge him to answer our prayers…Good write up, kip it up bro,I’ve been educated and entertained,bravo.

  25. chidex says:

    larigold! Really nice! Thumbs up!

  26. Tunde '4real' Olowu says:

    I see pain as alarm signals sent by the nervous system to prevent total breakdown of d body. And I believe that is a good thing.
    However, as you said, we’ve brought pain upon ourselves by taking wrong choices and making selfish decisions. Still, God is not to blame.
    Pain, as a subject, has different facets and is quite elaborate. And I must say that your article help put things in perspective. Three thumbs-up! – I borrowed the third one.
    That is not the end of the article, is it?

  27. tunde olabenjo says:

    Cool article lary…

  28. ikechukwu says:

    dats a big question u r askin! But the truth is we cant blame God! Cos i believe He has His reasons for allowing certain things to us @ a particular point in time. Nice wite up bro!

  29. funmi dejo says:

    really informative, nice one

  30. dayo says:

    we cant blame God…

  31. riqqie says:

    we cant blame God! He is d all knowing! Nice work!

  32. 'gbenga Fisher says:

    The difference btw pleasure and pain can give us ??a head start,ask ??a ‘congenital indifference’ patient to differentiate.
    I give u ??a dog,if I name d tail ??a leg…my dog has hw many legs?
    5? Yeah rite…hell no! U call it pain doesn’t make it one and same goes for pleasure.
    The whole earth seems so coordinated and ?u call it…uhm…’Happenstance’?
    The earth ?s an orchestra playing in such harmony and u think the CONDUCTOR ?s not infront?

  33. @xahido says:

    Nice write up,pain and other things of life is definetly frm God but come to tink of thing pain just stand to remember us of the existence of God and our creator,attimes we attribute pain to some other creation of God but they ar stil from God but nt just directly from him

  34. jen2tolex says:

    Mr lanroman well for me it depend on the angle you are looking it from. as a Nigerian you have to believe in something either God, Allah or traditional…. “if everything is going the right way then I see no reason why you need to believe in any god” but because of the suitation around us you just have to believe in something. if you write an exam in the part of the world you have to pray for success because our teacher/lecturers are not doing the right thing. even if you write well is still very certain you wont pass or have the deserved mark so you need to pray…

  35. victor says:

    The issue of pain is a deep one so deep that only God can help us understand. Nice write upm

  36. kevin says:

    The issue of pain is a deep one so deep that only God can help us understand. Nice write upm

  37. carr says:

    Only strange people write strange things like this. Good thinking, good product.

  38. Adeniyi Adekoya says:

    What sort of a God wud d almighty be if we could fully understand him? I cannot think of any phenomenon that doesn’t have an opposite. Pain is just an pleasure’s own opposite, we need one to understand d other. What is food without hunger? Or water without thirst? Or winning without loosing? Guess for d world to exist there must be balance. Let’s not forget that pain was never God’s plan for man, man brought it upon himself! Nice one larry!

  39. noadek says:

    The wisdom of man is foolishness unto God. We cannot question God. Nice one bro!!!


    The only truth about the coined Title is that no one will ever know measuring Standard of God. You belong to His Class before you start to comment on Him.

  41. Oluwayemisi says:

    Pain and Pleasure is just a kind of check and balance the supreme being has put in place. So,I will dare to say, if all is pure pleasure,there wont be any reason to reach out to the supreme being. So,we should take time to savour the moments pleasure bring and look beyond the challenges pain presents,(which eventually makes us better surbodinates to God). Above all,we indeed can not blame God because he is supreme and perfect. Nice write up!

  42. Shakirat feyishola olugbosho says:

    Wow ! What a nice write up.

  43. KING DAVID says:

    Nice piece

  44. obidi Innocent O. says:

    This is piece that will make you think and began to reason outside your immediate human environment(i.e undastandind). Everyone has school(faith/believe) that teaches about the world and the supernatural existance. As for me, I wouldnt want to border my subconcious thought on issues that myt stress ma psycho, less i found myself astral projecting.
    In the school of mine, we were ment to understand to overstand that ”GOD IS GOOD”.
    Larigold the writer,nice piece….. for such a wonderful n thoughtful write-up.
    Pls do keep it up bro., proud of ya boy!!!

  45. Tosinadeda says:

    Eye opener. . Brilliant!

  46. funke says:

    I like this site, i commend the writer of this article. Quite educating. I never knew all this about leprosy.

  47. orizu says:

    Olagunju the philosopher. Seriously u think well and its evident in the stuffs you write. Love reading your articles. There’s a way you face issues from a deep perspective.

  48. Dotun Olaiya says:

    I strongly believe pain in itself was expected to serve more as a regulator, to remind us of things that are and are not, its expected to control our actions and in-actions, however like many other concepts which has been subjected to distortions of different kinds we need to check closely to see if the pain been experienced wasn’t inflicted by man himself. The subject about the existence of God is absolute, he is God, and he alone exist in his class. Very intelligent write up, it takes a very fertile mind to put this together.

  49. BkoyEnvicon says:

    Insightful, interesting… Nice one larry !!!

  50. Ibk says:

    I really agree with the content of this piece.

  51. musa says:

    I dnt belief in any way that man can blame God. For what? He is almighty and shouldn’t be questioned.

  52. Nat says:

    I agree with the last comment. How can anyone nurse the idea of blaming a supreme being. Its simply absurd.

  53. oluseyi Akigbogun says:

    what I wonder is why some people blame God

  54. olufunmilayo Akigbogun says:

    Blame God is what people do, when things go wrong with them, instead of tracing back there steps.

  55. olufunmilayo Akigbogun says:

    Blame God is what people do, when things go wrong with them, instead of tracing back their steps.

  56. @scaly says:

    whether u blame God or not, it doesnt make him smaller or greater. Sekena!

  57. @tbaba says:

    thoughful write up.

  58. aisha says:

    This is rlly an inspiring write up.

  59. @esther says:

    well said, professor Olagunju.

  60. lade says:

    Blaming God is like taking the Almighty to court

  61. bosun says:

    probably there are things God did not create or probably He created pain for us to look forward to an eternity with Him; where we have been promised a painless existence. This piece is thought provoking and appreciation inducing.

  62. Shaynee says:

    Most of dse pains came into existence thru excessiveness,man naturally luv to live in pleasures and dont take a tot of d implications,from creation we know God’s intentions was never to c us in pain,mind u God didnt cre8 pain&dt was y He came into d world to nail every pain on d cross(to dose who believe His existence is real)&weneva u want 2 assume God is in d situation,den it’s for a moment,it cld be a test of faith(as in job)…wel done,larrigold

  63. Eloho Josephine Okujeni says:


  64. Olusoga ogooluwaseyi says:

    God is awesome…nd His ways are mystorious!He delights nd honors our gratitude in evry situatns hapnin around us.CHIEF AUTHOR, MORE GRACE…

  65. Olusoga ogooluwaseyi says:

    God is awesome…nd His ways are mysterious!He delights nd honors our gratitude in evry situatns hapnin around us.CHIEF AUTHOR, MORE GRACE…

  66. modupe says:

    Ii rly like this,d truth is that God has nt promised us a pain free life but he has promised to brng us out frm evry pain or situatn safely,if we dnt gv up on him…we humans need to learn how to keep our eyes on God evn in d face of trouble and not blaming him or reduvn him because of situations.d truth is evry tin works togeda for good for all those who lv God,so wen we find our self in any situation,stp to ask God wat he’s tryn to. Teach u with a rly nyc write up’kp up d gud work

  67. dami says:

    No pain,no gain.

  68. wumy says:

    Nothing last forever not even the painful experiences we undergo.

  69. benson says:

    Human beings will ever remain like pencils in the hand of the creator. Who are we to blame God?

  70. ayo says:

    I so much agree wit you, Larigold. Yet why should anyone blame God?

  71. chinelo orizu says:

    i love the write up…..xoxo

  72. ebin says:

    Great writeup…God can’t neva goof.keep up d good work

  73. Tolulope says:

    I love this .. Thumbs up … Who re we to blame GOD ?

  74. phemi says:

    This is a nice piece of writing

  75. keji says:

    larigold u write well

  76. dayo says:


  77. noah says:

    Nice one bro!

  78. dayo olawapo says:

    God is awesome…

  79. Evelyn says:

    Good and deep thought writeup keep it up. The three key words GOD; MAN; PAIN though correlated started differently before a destination

  80. rothman says:

    I believe if pain wsnt in existence then we are just like robots. The doctors say its d same nerve d transmit both pain and pleasure. So we cnt knw hw pleasurable pleasure is without pain.and lanre nice is that God is God and not one man is fit to question God”s work becos it is perfect.

  81. Feyisayo Akinboboye says:

    Awesome work!

  82. Orobosa says:

    Nice one!

  83. Feyisayo Akinboboye says:

    Good work!

  84. tosin babatunde says:

    Nice writeup

  85. Salome Aruna says:

    We can NT blame God 4 anytin cos he has neva done or made anytin imperfect. His creatures sun, moon, stars, oceans, trees, birds give glory 2 his name so wat are we human 2blame him

  86. Dammy O says:

    Nice one..

  87. peju says:

    Lovely,just the perfect article for d weekend

  88. tj says:

    Nyc piece! But I disagree wit u on d pain issue. A world without pain wud b very nyc

  89. wunmi says:

    Rily nice. More of dis dearie!

  90. Motunrayo says:

    This is very insightful,God is God,he is unquestionable and very perfect in all his ways.

  91. Funmbi says:

    Nice article…

  92. deola says:


  93. naomi saleh says:

    As sure as life exist God does, within us all is a quest for a Being greater than us,even before religion there has always being God consciousness and everything around n within us,occurences n events all point to a God that lives

  94. Funto says:

    We can’t blame God. Nobody can question him.

  95. Dolapo says:

    God exists…only a fool doesn’t believe He does!

  96. kemmdiva says:

    Ds got me thinkin real hard,nice 1 lanre,more knowledge dear

  97. Izoduwa Erhunmwunsee says:

    *whatever challenges we may go through in life just know that it is to make us stronger and be better people so blaming God for everything will not make any sense. God will never make us go through any challenges that we cannot bear. *God indeed exists. Everything around us says it all. Science can never explain it all. This is a good article which is really an eye-opener for me most especially about pain. That’s a deep one. Kudos to you Lanre.

  98. billqis says:

    good writeup, really deep

  99. adegun tolulope says:

    Nice one bro… can’t stop reading this post…

  100. sher says:

    Very insightful piece. Pain is essential to life. It is not a disease in itself but a pointer most times so that return to normalcy can be sought.
    The flow of thoughts of the writer is commendable.
    The scenario of pain insensitvity painted by the author just goes to show that pain is necessary sometimes. God is the all wise.

  101. Pj Oyeks says:

    Well,sometyms God allows us go through pain so as to toughen us up and make us better beings.And of course this makes us appreciate pleasure and wellness the more.

  102. Afeez says:

    Everything God does is perfect.

  103. Gbemiga says:


  104. Gbemiga says:

    Nice!…I like…

  105. oluwaseun says:

    From the write up above,we can not blame God!bcous ?????? think for every tin in life there ????§ always a all pain in dis life ????§ not that God intentionaly made it jst that some time he need too test our faith,??? in wat ever condition we find our self let think God.God write up kip it up bro

  106. Teewhy says:

    I like it when Nigerian bloggers write in a way such that they educate and dont neccesarily bug us with thier own opinions. Kudus to the writer.

  107. Rotimi says:

    Quite intuitive!!! Makes a lot of sense!

  108. toye says:

    Waoh! Great piece… Good one dia man! U fogot to d Pleasure one derives from Sneazing too…. Great Job! Keep dis up man

  109. Jide says:

    Nice work…

  110. rotimi says:

    lovely article, make me wanna hit my head on the wall to feel the “pleasure” of pain, however paradoxical that may be. Thumbs up to the writer…

  111. Dave says:

    Love the pleasure and pain aspect…Really sheds more light on the whole concept…nice one bro!

  112. Lekan says:

    Hmmm…this is an interesting piece!

    Love it

  113. Niyi-Leigh Olajide says:

    I must confess that I am surprised at the number of responses and comments that this article is getting. Its has helped to buttress the fact that we all have at a time or d other experienced pain. Its also reveealed that once u can still feel d pain then you’re good to go.

  114. Afeez says:

    No, we can’t!

  115. Tolu says:

    good thinking good argument

  116. kelvin says:

    this is aa crazy write up. Quite deep and well articulated

  117. tosyn says:

    Can we blame God? Obviously we can’t.

  118. Oluwafemi says:

    Wow! This article requires deep attention & deep thinking for proper understanding of the philosophies alighted therein; Lanre, u must have taken out good thinking time to write this. Thumbs up. As for me, God exist; he can never be blamed and I don’t seem to think he created pain; man brought pain upon himself. The Bible made us know that all that God created is good. This subject of pain is highly controversial because in the long run, pain can be good because depending on the kind of pain, it can birth greatness of the one who experiences it.

  119. olu says:

    This article is really drawing attention for itself o!

  120. Ezikpe says:

    Who can actually blame God. Wonderful piece.

  121. matthew says:

    Really inspiring

  122. ayodele says:

    Rily nice dude, I must confess, it got me thinking.

  123. deola says:

    So educative and eye opening

  124. yomi says:

    To blame God is to make ourselves more foolish

  125. edith says:

    Olagunju the philisopher. I always like to read ur articles. Welldone

  126. bose says:

    this got me thinking

  127. Sk says:

    God can’t be blamed,, and moreover who will? That’s why He’s Almighty.

  128. tai says:

    I love this

  129. emeka. says:

    This is a sound argument. It makes a whole lot of sense to me

  130. mike says:

    Nice one, Larry.

  131. wales says:

    hmmmmm dis is quite philosophical.

  132. frank says:

    This is going to get me thinking for a while.

  133. adejuwon says:

    It is in the definition and experience of pain that pleasure is always craved for and enjoyed. God is just, even if it is perceived that he inflicted pain, it is for His children to be furnished unto good works.

  134. Tomilade Adeyeye says:

    great article and am sure by God’s grace u are going places.

  135. toluwani olumide ifroluwa says:

    great write up its good to see this nice one keep it up i love the combo its accurate

  136. Tayo says:

    Two thumbs up bro. Brilliant piece.

  137. Skabiong says:

    This is a nice piece, keep it up.

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Trevor Noah pulls out of 2016 MTV MAMA Awards.

South African comedian Trevor Noah has announced his inability to host the 2016 MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA). The Comedy Central host made the announcement earlier on Friday, explaining he has been suffering from a severe respiratory and ear infection. “Due to the infection and strain on my vocal chords the doctor has ordered me to rest. I desperately wish I could dismiss the doctor but the added risk of flying means the decision would be highly irresponsible  and may cause...

How Mamman Daura became ‘Nigeria’s most powerful nephew’.

Mamman Daura is today described as the “most powerful nephew” in Nigeria by virtue of his closeness to President Muhammadu Buhari. At the centre of the recent complaints by Aisha, Buhari’s wife, is that those who did not participate in the campaign were the ones calling the shots in her husband’s government TheCable understands that Duara is one of those she was referring to, having already complained privately about him. However, what has often not been reported is how Daura came to wield...

No Plan To Reduce Nigerian Flights- Lufthansa

An international carrier, Lufthansa Airline, yesterday said it had no plan to reduce its flight operations in Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the airline’s Media Consultant, Mr. Hakeem Jimoh, made the disclosure to aviation correspondents in Lagos. Two foreign airlines, Emirates and Kenya Airways , recently announced the suspension of their flights to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. While Emirates Airlines said it would stop flights to Abuja from October 22, Kenya Airways said its flights...

World Bank raises 2017 crude oil prices’ forecast to $55 per barrel.

The World Bank yesterday revised upwards its 2017 forecast for crude oil prices, raising it from $53 per barrel to $55 per barrel as members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) prepare to cut output after a long period of unrestrained output. The Bank, in its latest Commodity Markets Outlook, projected that energy prices, which include oil, natural gas and coal, will jump almost 25 percent overall next year, a larger increase than anticipated in July, while...

Suspension: Jibrin withdraws suit against House of Reps.

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday struck out the suit of former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, challenging his suspension from the House. The judge, Justice John Tsoho, struck out the matter after Jibrin’s Counsel, Mr. Chukuma Nwachukwu, told the court that his client had filed a notice of discontinuance. Tsoho decline the request of the defendants for a N200, 000 cost, holding that the defendants were “strong institution and personality”. At the hearing, Jibrin’s counsel,...

Aregbesola tells Nigerians to practice birth control, shun foreign goods.

The Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola has urged Nigerians to practice birth control and curb excessive desire for foreign food items in order to survive recession. The governor said this on Thursday in Osogbo while hosting some youth who just returned from a training sponsored by the state government in modern agricultural technique at Germany. He explained that his government’s decision to send the youths for the agriculture programme is to boost food production in the state, adding that this...

Meet The Baby Who Was Born Twice

Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound 16 weeks into her pregnancy with her third child. She quickly found out that things were far from routine. "They saw something on the scan, and the doctor came in and told us that there was something seriously wrong with our baby and that she had a sacrococcygeal teratoma," the Plano, Texas, mom said in an interview shared by Texas Children's Hospital. "And it was very shocking and...

Fashion for Charity, Spanish “LaLiga” Unite for IDPs with #KickForHope2016

Who Fashion For Charity Is... Fashion for Charity harnesses the power of fashion, entertainment, and the visual arts to help vulnerable people. From Abuja to Milan to Atlanta, various industry players in fash- ion design, fashion photography, fashion media, modeling and more, have come together to become a force for good in Nigeria and beyond. This year, Fashion for Charity has been focusing on the plight of internally displaced persons from north-eastern Nige- ria. Fashion...

Why Always Me: Another Supreme Court Justice accuses Amaechi of bribery.

The last of the two justices of the Supreme Court arrested during the invasion of the residences of the justices of the court by the Department of State Security Service, DSS, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, yesterday accused the former governor of Rivers State and now, Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of masterminding the operation. Also yesterday, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA called on the judges accused of corruption to cease adjudicating on cases until the allegations against them are...

First Contest For Mr & Miss Albino Held In Kenya

Youngsters with albinism are stepping into the limelight, hoping to be named Kenya's first Mr and Miss Albino. Albinism has been associated with many negative misconceptions and superstitions. As a result, many albinos suffer stigma, alienation and even physical abuse. The pageant being held later in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, also aims to boost the confidence of young people with albinism. Read More: BBC

Pulse: Obanikoro is going down, but he won’t do so alone.

The walls are closing in on Musiliu Obanikoro, former Minister of State for Defence. Obanikoro has been singing his way deeper and deeper into trouble, sources at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have told Pulse. Obanikoro surprisingly turned himself into the waiting arms of the anti-graft agency as soon as he touched down in Nigeria from the United States last week. The former Lagos State Governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic...

South Africa To Quit International Criminal Court

South Africa is pulling out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) because its obligations are inconsistent with laws giving sitting leaders diplomatic immunity, according to government officials. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said on Friday that the government will soon submit a bill in parliament to withdraw from the court in The Hague, a move that comes as several African countries express concerns over what they call the ICC's disproportionate targeting of the continent. The bill will propose...