Nigerian Breaks Guinness Record By Cycling 100km With Ball On His Head

Harrison Chinedu, a footballer, cycled a total of 103.6 kilometers across Lagos without dropping the ball.

CNN says Chinedu may have broken the Guinness World Record for the farthest distance traveled with a football on the head.

If successful, he will not only break an existing record, he would also have created a new one, the news network reports.

It will take around 90 days for the Guinness World Record body to verify and confirm the results.

Chinedu, who played professional football in Cambodia, told CNN he discovered the skill during his 10-year professional football career.

He said he then read about the Guinness World Record and set out to do something extraordinary.

“I did it because I wish to share my God-given talent to the world and to encourage the young ones to do something that has never been done before,” he said in a phone interview from his home in Lagos.

According to Chinedu, the most challenging part of his trip was cycling on the Eko bridge, one of the three bridges connecting the Lagos mainland and Lagos Island. It sits over the Lagos lagoon and is 3.43 kilometers long.

Chinedu said with the help of policemen and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officers he was able to navigate through heavy traffic, bumps and potholes on the road.

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Police Arrest Man For Selling Stepdaughter’s Head, Hands To Ritualists

The Police in Ogun State have arrested one Korede Odubela for selling the head and hands of his step-daughter, Amudalat Oshimodi, to ritualists.

Odubela was said to have strangled the girl to death, harvested her head and hands before selling them to ritualists.

Also arrested in connection with the ritual murder of Amudalat, is Lekan Lawal, who allegedly assisted Odubela to strangle the victim at  Imosan area of  Ifesowapo Local Council Development Area of Ogun State.

The duo who confessed to committing the crime, were paraded Tuesday at Eleweran, the Headquarters of Ogun State Police Command, by the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu.

Iliyasu said the suspected choked the victim  to death and later sold  her head and hands  to ritualists.

Odubela who admitted the crime, told reporters that he and Lekan carried out the heinous crime.

Odubela said: “it is true that Lekan Lawal and I connived to kill my step-daughter. The girl was 16 years old, she was always stealing her mother’s money.

“And the mother said we should kill her as a sacrifice for the other children she had. Since she normally sleep at the door post outside.

“So, on the fateful night around 12 midnight, I invited Lekan Lawal, and he held the girl by the neck and strangled her while I held her legs. That was how she died.”

According to him, his step -daughter’s head was sold to one  Seun, a herbalist at N3,000.

The Police Commissioner told reporters that  the case was still being investigated while the remains  of Amudalat has been deposited at the morgue of State Hospital, Ijebu Ode.


Police arrest man for selling step – daughter’s head, hands  to ritualists

FG Names Ken Nnamani Head Of Electoral Reforms Committee

The Federal Government has constituted what the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation called a “constitutional and electoral reforms committee”.

A statement issued by Salihu Isah, the Special Adviser to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, said the committee was set up to reform the electoral process.

The committee will be inaugurated on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the HAGF’s Conference Room, Abuja by 11am.

The statement said the 24-member strong committee would be chaired by the former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, while Dr. Mamman Lawal of Bayero University, Kano is the Secretary

?Other members of the committee are Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN, Dr. Clement Nwankwo, Chief A.C Ude and Mr. Tahir, Director, Legal Drafting, Federal Ministry of Justice, amongst others.

The statement said: “The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, will on Tuesday October 4, 2016 inaugurate a committee on Constitutional and Electoral Reform at the HAGF’s Conference Room, Abuja by 11am.

“The committee is expected to Review Electoral environment, laws and experiences from recent elections conducted in Nigeria and make Recommendations to strengthen and achieve the conduct of free and fair elections in Nigeria.”

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Nigerian Refugees ‘Brainwashed’ By Boko Haram To Become Suicide Bombers Head For Europe- Report

Thousands of Nigerian refugees indoctrinated in Boko Haram camps are heading to Europe’s shores as a famine intensifies, security sources have warned.

Five children are dying an hour with 250,000 at risk of starvation while parliament remains hamstrung in a political wrangle.

Despite being Africa’s oil-rich country Nigeria’s civil war with Islamic terrorists has left the north-east Borno region devastated with three million refugees.

Britain has committed to spending £860 million in foreign aid to Nigeria, which now boasts Africa’s largest economy, to help support the country’s efforts to crush Boko Haram terror group, which has been responsible for a spate of outrages, including the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls.

But intelligence sources report human traffickers from the ISIS-backed terror group are transporting girls and young men across the Sahara into Libya.

Some trained suicide bombers and militants are heading for Europe while others are travelling to fight for Islamic State in Syria.

‘They will soon start showing up on the Mediterranean’s shores,’ a source linked to Nigeria’s National Intelligence Agency said.

‘Some of these people are trained suicide bombers and fighters, including children as young as ten. They have all been indoctrinated by Boko Haram and they could soon turn up in Europe’s capitals.’

Meanwhile Nigeria’s parliament is struggling to pass legislation as President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration presses ‘politically motivated’ charges against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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Apprentice Star, Omarosa Manigault, Named Head Of Black Outreach For Trump Campaign

As the United States of America struggles to overcome a racial divide, the woman known as “the villain” on The Apprentice, Omarosa Manigault, announced on Monday that she is now director of African-American outreach for the Trump campaign.

“I am the director of African-American outreach for Donald Trump. I am proud to serve in that role,” Manigault said on MSNBC Monday. “It is a very difficult time for our country, but the good thing I know is that I know Donald Trump at his heart … and I know what he can do in that role.”

When asked about polls that show Trump has zero per cent support from African Americans in Ohio (where she is from) and Pennsylvania, Manigault said she was confused about who had been polled because “I just spent an amazing weekend with African Americans for Trump, about 300 of them”.

“My reality is I’m surrounded by people who want to see Donald Trump as the next president of the United States who are African Americans,” Manigault added. “Donald Trump is focused on improving the conditions of African Americans in this country … unemployment in African-American community is at an all time high,” she said.
Manigault was known for her intensity — and at times controversial actions — on the 2004 season of The Apprentice.

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Buhari Considers Hadiza Bala Usman As Head Of NPA

In a bid to inject a fresh pair of hands to run the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has submitted Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman’s name to President Muhammadu Buhari to take over as the new managing director of NPA, according to THISDAY.

Should Buhari approve the recommendation, Ms. Bala Usman, 40, will become the first female chief executive of a top tier federal government agency and of the NPA.

She shall take over from Alhaji Habib Abdullahi, who was reinstated by Buhari in August 2015 as the managing director of NPA, after he had been shown the exit by former President Goodluck Jonathan in April 2015.

Sources in the presidency, who confirmed that Ms. Bala Usman’s name had been sent to the president, said Amaechi had decided to make the changes in order to overhaul the NPA.

Amaechi, it was gathered, is not particularly impressed with the way the NPA was being run and has decided to effect a change of the executive team as soon as possible.

A presidency source said that the minute Ms. Bala Usman’s name was submitted to the president, Buhari was happy to consider the recommendation, given the past relationship he had with her father, the late Prof. Yusufu Bala Usman, who was a renowned Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) academic, historian and activist before his death some years ago.

Amaechi was also believed to have recommended Ms. Bala Usman, on the grounds that two chief executives of the foremost parastatals under his ministry – Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) – are from the south, and he would rather have an equitable distribution of appointments into the agencies under his ministry.

Ms. Bala Usman, who is currently the chief of staff to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was born in Zaria, Kaduna State, on January 2, 1976.

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Ali Modu Sheriff To Head PDP

The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party may have settled for Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the next chairman of the party.

The former governor of Borno State and a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, were drafted into the race by the members of the party’s National Caucus in Abuja at their meeting which ended in the early hours of Tuesday in Abuja.

The meeting was held at Ondo Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro.

It was attended by governors of the party and others.

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Wike, PDP Head To Appeal Court Today

Embattled Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his sponsor, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, whose election was nullified at the weekend by election tribunal in Abuja, head to Court of Appeal today.

Chief Chris Uche, SAN, counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Emmanuel Ukala, SAN, counsel to Gov. Wike, say they will appeal the judgment of the tribunal.

Addressing journalists after the judgment, Uche, SAN, declared that Gov. Wike remains Governor until the appeal processes are exhausted.

“It was wrong of the tribunal to raise heavy weather on the use of card readers when INEC itself admitted that both card readers and manual can be used where there are challenges”, he stated.

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Woman Grows Gigantic Horn In The Middle Of Her Head

An elderly Chinese villager has been dubbed “the unicorn woman” due to an abnormal growth on her head that looks like a large horn, it’s reported.

Liang Xiuzhen started growing something that resembled a “black mole” on her head around eight years ago, according to her son Wang Chaojun.

The 87-year-old, from Guiyan village in Ziyang City, Sichuan Province, was left stunned when two years ago it gave way to a finger-sized horn-like mass.

Xiuzhen accidentally “broke” that small horn in February – and her current, much larger, horn – which is currently 13cm long -began growing rapidly in its place.


“Now the horn hurts my mother and prevents her from sleeping. It also bleeds from time to time,” said Chaojun.

Doctors diagnosed the so-called unicorn horn as “cornu cutaneum” (cutaneous horn), a keratinous skin tumour that has the appearance of a horn.

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President Buhari May Head Petroleum Ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval to appoint 15 Special Advisers.

This came as indications emerged, yesterday, that the President is likely to head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in the emerging cabinet, rather than trust anyone else with the source of most of Nigeria’s revenue, his associates said.

Buhari, in the letter which was his first to the Senate after his inauguration, explained that the request was in line with Section 151 (2-3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The letter, which was signed by Buhari and addressed to the Senate President, David Mark and read at the plenary, explained that the 15 Special Advisers would help him carry out his constitutional roles as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The letter stated: “Pursuant to the provision of Section 151 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) which confers on me to appoint Special Advisers to assist me in the performance of my functions.

“I write to request for your kind consideration and approval of the distinguished members of the Senate of the Federal Republic to appoint Fifteen (15) Advisers as prescribed in Section 151 (2-3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”

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