Scores of young Nigerians yesterday kicked against the date for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The candidates displayed placards with various inscriptions such as; “Admissions are yet to close, why conducting another UTME now?”; “JAMB isn’t for revenue generation, stop milking our parents,” “2017 UTME held in May, why March in 2018?”, “2018 admissions not transparent”. They said many of them, who had hoped to be admitted by various institutions during the 2017/2018 academic calendar year, just found out this week that they were not admitted and that less than one month cannot be enough to prepare for another examination. Addressing the press during the protest, National President of the Association of Tutorial School Operators (ATSO), Dotun Sodunke, said if allowed to hold as scheduled, Nigeria would experience another round of mass failure. Sodunke added that institutions like the University of Benin, Yaba College of Technology, among others, just released admission list on Wednesday, and that the students who had applied to such institutions would not concentrate on preparation for another examination. He said; “The new head of JAMB needs to be called to order. He should not be carried away by the euphoria of revenue generation. The future of this country depends on these children. “JAMB is sure that if you conduct the exam early, many candidates would fail, and they would come back to register again next year. This is so because their children don’t school here. “Admissions are yet to be concluded, yet you are fixing date for another one. Who does that? The introduction of the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is also a fraud. You would be admitted on JAMB portal and on CAPS page it would deny you admission. “Everything is done in secrecy as we don’t even know which schools are organizing post-UTME and which ones are not. Every institution is doing what it wants. Things must not go on like this.” Reacting, JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, explained that there was yet no basis for the postponement. Benjamin said; “We need to place the interest of this country above selfish interest. The candidates are not the ones staging protest but the tutorial centres operators, and parents must intervene to rein them in”, New Telegraph quoted him as saying. “They are doing this because they want to keep the candidates at their centres till May so that they can get more money from them. Things are not done that way. “JAMB is not alone in this business. All stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector have realised that our calendar must be organised and firm as we experience abroad, and it must start somewhere. “Even if heaven will fall, the new government wants to ensure that academic calendar starts every August, and that is why all admissions will be concluded by August this year. So if these candidates are affected, we apologise to them, it is for their good and the good of the nation.”

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Yesterday, February 22, after discovering and removing the corpse of Mr. Happy Akpomieme who was killed by Fulani herdsmen in his farmland in Abraka, the Hon member representing Ethiope East State Constituency, Hon. Evance O. Ivwurie once again provided courageous leadership by leading a team of Vigilantes, Community Youths and Security personnel to comb the bush and farmlands from Abraka to Eku in search of the ‘killer’ herdsmen….

According to reports, on Wednesday, February 21st, Mr and Mrs. Happy Akpomiemie went to their Cassava farm with their 16 years old son Elvis Akpomieme. While peeling the cassava they just uprooted, they saw many cows and herdsmen heading close to them and they became apprehensive and Mr Happy Akpomieme immediately told his wife and son that this may just be their last day.

They were immediately accosted by the gun wielding herdsmen and the father told the son Elvis to escape and as Elvis began to run, the mother Mrs. Patience Akpomieme a 36 years old Housewife and farmer followed the son and immediately the son heard a loud gun shot fired to the mother from her back and three other gun shots followed immediately.

Elvis escaped lying in the bush from 4pm till 10pm when he managed to get the news to the town. His mother also escaped with severe gun injuries scattering her thigh. She was referred by the Government Hospital, Abraka to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara where she is now gasping for breath.

2018 UTME: Candidates blast JAMB, kick against exam date

Scores of young Nigerians yesterday kicked against the date for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The candidates displayed placards with various inscriptions such as; “Admissions are yet to close, why conducting another UTME now?”; “JAMB isn’t for revenue generation, stop milking our parents,” “2017 UTME held in May, why March in 2018?”, “2018 admissions not transparent”.

They said many of them, who had hoped to be admitted by various institutions during the 2017/2018 academic calendar year, just found out this week that they were not admitted and that less than one month cannot be enough to prepare for another examination.

Addressing the press during the protest, National President of the Association of Tutorial School Operators (ATSO), Dotun Sodunke, said if allowed to hold as scheduled, Nigeria would experience another round of mass failure.

Sodunke added that institutions like the University of Benin, Yaba College of Technology, among others, just released admission list on Wednesday, and that the students who had applied to such institutions would not concentrate on preparation for another examination.

He said; “The new head of JAMB needs to be called to order. He should not be carried away by the euphoria of revenue generation. The future of this country depends on these children.

“JAMB is sure that if you conduct the exam early, many candidates would fail, and they would come back to register again next year. This is so because their children don’t school here.

“Admissions are yet to be concluded, yet you are fixing date for another one. Who does that? The introduction of the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is also a fraud. You would be admitted on JAMB portal and on CAPS page it would deny you admission.

“Everything is done in secrecy as we don’t even know which schools are organizing post-UTME and which ones are not. Every institution is doing what it wants. Things must not go on like this.”

Reacting, JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, explained that there was yet no basis for the postponement.

Benjamin said; “We need to place the interest of this country above selfish interest. The candidates are not the ones staging protest but the tutorial centres operators, and parents must intervene to rein them in”, New Telegraph quoted him as saying.

“They are doing this because they want to keep the candidates at their centres till May so that they can get more money from them. Things are not done that way.

“JAMB is not alone in this business. All stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector have realised that our calendar must be organised and firm as we experience abroad, and it must start somewhere.

“Even if heaven will fall, the new government wants to ensure that academic calendar starts every August, and that is why all admissions will be concluded by August this year. So if these candidates are affected, we apologise to them, it is for their good and the good of the nation.”

Gov. Ikpeazu Accused of Murder in U.S

“Okezie Ikpeazu is a mass murderer cited at the ongoing case review by ICC at the Hague and  he’s also indicted in ongoing law suit in the USA.”

APC Crisis Worsens As Tinubu Asks Oyegun, NWC To Resign

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has worsened following allegation by a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu asked them to resign as a way of finding a lasting solution to the intractable crisis rocking the party.

This followed on Thursday a scathing letter written by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, chairman of the party’s reconciliation committee, to Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman, accusing him of sabotaging his efforts in reconciling aggrieved members of the party.

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Students shut down school, injure teachers, over transferred principal

At least five teachers, including a vice principal, were allegedly injured when students of Zappa Secondary School, Asaba, Delta State, embarked on a spontaneous protest over the transfer of the school principal by State authorities.

The teachers are said to have sustained injuries while attempting to stop the protesting students from going outside the gate, an effort that proved futile.

The enraged students allegedly pulled down the school gate, injuring the teachers in the process.

They are also said to have shut down the school and vowed to keep it locked up, saying that there would be no learning or academic activities until their transferred principal is redeployed.

Chanting war songs and bearing placards, one of the protesting said said “we will thwart every effort of any new principal sent to to us. If it is not our principal that we know, it will be no other principal.”

The situation caused pandemonium in Asaba metropolis, as the protesting students marched through the streets of the state capital to West-End Mixed Secondary School where they claimed their principal had been deployed.

At West-End, students of the school prevented their entry.

But for the timely intervention of security operatives, there would have been bloodshed as students of both institutions were agitating to engage in physical attacks.

Contacted, the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chiedu Ebie, condemned the action of the students, insisting that they do not have the right to take the law into their hands.

“What do you think? Do they have a right to do that? I went to the school yesterday. I had the opportunity of meeting with the prefect of the school,” the Commissioner said.

Yobe: EU condemns abduction of school girls

Following the reported abduction of school girls in Dapchi, Yobe state, the European Union (EU), has said that the incidence is an attack on humanity.

In a statement by the EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ray, made available to Daily Sun in Abuja by the Delegation of the European Union to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the EU said “Targeting children and abducting young girls as they seek to attend school is an attack on our common humanity.”

 

However, the EU expressed its solidarity with the affected families and the people of Nigeria.

“The girls deserve freedom and a chance to shape their own future.

“The EU remains committed to supporting the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and all forms of criminality,” the statement read.

The EU further said “We stand resolute to continue our humanitarian and development work, including the rights and protection of girls.”

Meet The P0rn St@r Who Claimed To Have Slept With 36 police Officers (Pics + Video) I8+

A woman who claims to have bedded 36 Irish police officers has posted a video on a p0rn site of herself apparently having $3x at the side of the road.Filmed with a man in Garda uniform, the woman – dubbed “Carla 4 Garda” – says she took part in the $3x act by an Irish motorway.

A woman who claims to have bedded 36 Irish police officers has posted a video on a p0rn site of herself apparently having $3x at the side of the road.Filmed with a man in Garda uniform, the woman – dubbed “Carla 4 Garda” – says she took part in the $3x act by an Irish motorway.

The amateur p0rn star has claimed online that she has a fetish for officers and only has $3x with members of the force.

She uploaded the footage to an amateur p0rn site which has since gone viral

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The video appears to show a woman having $3x in a vehicle while pulled over in a ‘Garda only’ space on the side of the motorway, the Irish Mirror reported.

Earlier this month, Carla claimed police officers have been sending her r@cy photos and last year a Garda was suspended after a video emerged of him having $3x with her beside his vehicle.

 

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Lawmaker Laments As Fulani Herdsmen Wreck Havoc In His Constituency In Delta. Photos

A lawmaker at the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable Evance Ivwurie, has lamented the increasing spate of attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in his constituency.  According to him, on Monday, February 19 , three suspected Fulani Herdsmen accosted Mrs. Patricia Okpako on her way to her farm in Abraka- Ethiope East LGA Of Delta State and attempted to rape her.

According to reports, all her appeal that she was going through severe menstrual pain fell on deaf ears until she used her blood-soaked pad to rub the face of one of the rapist and managed to escaped with some injuries.

According to Honourable Evance Ivwurie, on Wednesday, February 21, Mr and Mrs. Happy Akpomiemie went to their Casava farm with their 16 years old son Elvis Akpomieme. While peeling the cassava they just uprooted, they saw many cows and herdsmen heading close to them and they became apprehensive and Mr Happy Akpomieme immediately told his wife and son that this may just be their last day.

They were immediately accosted by the gun wielding herdsmen and the father told the son Elvis to escape and as Elvis began to run, the mother Mrs. Patience Akpomieme a 36 years old Housewife and farmer followed the son and immediately the son heard a loud gun shot fired to the mother from her back and three other gun shots followed immediately.

Elvis escaped lying in the bush from 4pm till 10pm when he managed to get the news to the town. His mother also escaped with severe gun injuries scattering her thigh. She was referred by the Government Hospital, Abraka to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara where she is now gasping for breath.

Honourable Evance Ivwurie also revealed the community yesterday discovered the corpse of Mr. Happy Akpomieme, a 56-year-old farmer from Urhuoka Abraka and father of 11 children riddled with bullet from the Fulani herdsmen.

The lawmaker said that the Politicians behind these Herdsmen must be ready to kill him and all his constituents in Ethiope East because they are going to defend ourselves henceforth.

CCTV Captures Dead Pastor Come Back To Life At Mortuary in Umuahia – Facebook Users [WATCH] Viral

A Nigerian Pastor, Anderson Chinenye‬ has been reported to have come back to life at the mortuary after his supposed death in Abia state. According to online reports, the pastor underwent an operation at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Umuahia, Abia state capital following heart issues and was said to have given up the ghost.

Boko Haram: Army denies aiding Shekau’s escape

The Nigerian Army has disclaimed the report, claiming that troops advance at the ongoing Operation DEEP PUNCH II was deliberately halted to allow the escape of the factional Boko Haram terrorists group leader, Abubakar Shekau in Sambisa forest.

It described the report as mischievous and false, aimed at rubbishing the efforts of the army in bringing lasting peace to the crisis-ridden area.

Recall that leader of insurgent group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, had again escaped from being captured by men of the Nigerian Army.

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE in a statement sent to DAILY POST said the report was uuntrue and should be discarded.

According to him, though the Theatre Command considers the misinformation as very laughable, it was quite disheartening and capable of dampening the morale of troops who were working round the clock to fight the terrorists in north eastern Nigeria.

He said, “Contrary to these mischievous allegations, no such order or directive was given by anybody to any of the units and formations on that operation. This spurious allegation is most unfortunate and wake up call for the public to be very wary of agents of destabilization that are determined to thwart our efforts of clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in nooks and crannies of Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad islands.

 

Villagers Drop Charms, Fetish Items In Front of Police Station In Ozubulu (Disturbing Photos)

Barely some months after the invasion and killing of 18 worshippers at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra State, panic has been created in the small and quiet community yet again. According to reports, yesterday, officers at the Divisional Police Post at Ozubulu woke up to see charms and fetish items dropped in the front of their premises.

BREAKING!!! Dapchi Residents Stone Yobe State Governor, Gaidam

THE visit of Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, to Dapchi was cut short as angry residents of the town pelted his convoy with stones.

Boko Haram members had stormed Government Girls Technical College in Dapchi on Monday, but the schoolgirls were said to have fled into the bushes in the area.

BREAKING!!! Army Lied, No Dapchi School Girl Was Rescued – Yobe State Govt

The Yobe State Government on Thursday said men of the Nigerian Army did not rescue any of the missing Dapchi schoolgirls.

The state government had issued a late night statement on Wednesday, announcing that some of the schoolgirls were rescued by “officers and men of the Nigerian Army who are currently executing the war against the Boko Haram insurgents.”

The Yobe State Government on Thursday said men of the Nigerian Army did not rescue any of the missing Dapchi schoolgirls.

The state government had issued a late night statement on Wednesday, announcing that some of the schoolgirls were rescued by “officers and men of the Nigerian Army who are currently executing the war against the Boko Haram insurgents.”

The government in another statement on Thursday, however, said, “We issued the statement on the basis of information provided by one of the security agencies that is involved in the fight against Boko Haram and which we had no reason to doubt.

“We have now established that the information we relied on to make the statement was not credible. The Yobe State Government apologises for that.”

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I Never Called For Arming Of Teachers – Donald Trump


U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday again lashed out at what he called “fake news” outlets, insisting that he never suggested arming teachers as a possible solution to school shootings.
“”I never said ‘give teachers guns’ like was stated on Fake News CNN and NBC.
“What I said was to look at the possibility of giving ‘concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only the best,” Trump said in a Twitter message.
The president was referring to comments he made on Wednesday during a White House listening session with victims and survivors of school shootings, including last week’s attack in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead.
In a series of Twitter posts on Thursday, Trump argued that “Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this.
Far more assets at much less cost than guards,” adding that “If a potential ‘sicko shooter’ knows that a school has a large number of very weapons talented teachers (and others) who will be instantly shooting, the sicko will never attack that school.”
Trump invited victims of Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland to the White House, along with survivors and parents of children killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting and the 2012 Sandy Hook School massacre.
The president listened to a series of emotional stories and pleas during the 90-minute meeting and asked his guests to suggest solutions to the persistent problem of school shootings in the U.S.
Nearly 300 shootings have occurred at U.S. schools since 2013, an average of about one per week, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a U.S. gun control advocacy group.
The attack in Florida was the 18th incident involving guns at a U.S. school so far this year, and the eighth to result in injuries or deaths, according to a running tally provided on the group’s website. (Sputnik/NAN)

Landlord set own house ablaze over tenants’ refusal to pay

 

Angered by the non-payment of rented apartment by a tenant, a man that inherited his late father’s house, Idemudia Obamwonyi, has allegedly set the building ablaze.
Also affected in the inferno were 20 shops in the building located at Iwebo lane behind Oba Market in Benin City, Edo State were razed.
Idemudia was said to have prevented people in the neighborhood from putting out the raging fire shouting that since he does not get any money from the house.
Many of the shop owners have locked their jobs before the fire started.
A resident in the area, Ifaluyi Obasogie, said it was unheard of for a landlord to set his own house ablaze.
“We saw people holding him and he was saying let the house burn, I don’t get any money from it.”
A shop owner who gave his name as Justice Aigbekhan said they have paid their rent but Idemudia kept asking for money claiming that he want to perform his father’s burial.
“If they are having family issues, they should go and solve it. It is not for them to put us in trouble.”
Another shop owner, Cynthia Obaseki said she lost goods worth N5m to the inferno.
Edo State Police Public Relation officer, DSP Chidi Nwanbuzo, when contacted said investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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“I had a Very Important Meeting with #IkukuAbia, Hon. Chinedu Orji (Member Abia State House of Assembly), at His Residence in Umuahia.”

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They punched me and threatened to kill me, journalist petition against Nigeria DSS

 

Brutalised journalist petitions DSS over threat to life

 

Alambo Datonye, a Correspondent of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), has petitioned the authorities of Department of State Services (DSS) over threat to his life by a personnel of the agency.
Datonye who was allegedly brutalised on February 17, is finding difficult to cope after he was punched on the eye by the DSS official.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Datonye, in a petition dated Feb. 20 addressed to the State Director of DSS in Bayelsa and copied to the Director-General of the Service, demanded apology for the assault.
Datonye, who is also the Chairman, Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Bayelsa, stated in the petition that the unidentified DSS officer, had threatened to shoot him.
According to him, the officer punched him on the right eye and threatened to kill him.
“I had gone to politely explain to one of the security personnel that the Journalists were duly accredited to cover the event and should be given access to perform their duties.
“But one of the two DSS personnel at the gate started pushing me after which he punched my right eye.
“After assaulting me, he went further to cork his gun and threatened to kill me, screaming that he was a devil and could shoot me.
“Since that brutality was meted out to me, I have vomited a couple of times and currently having feverish feelings.
“I am at the moment finding it difficult to see clearly with my right eye where the suspected Department of State Services personnel punched me.
“This is affecting my work on a daily basis and giving me a challenge in my day-to-day functions both at home and outside,” the petition read in part.
Datonye also demanded that the DSS official should be fished out and brought to book.
He further demanded an unreserved apology from the DSS for the harassment of a law-abiding citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the discharge of his lawful duties.
In a reaction, the state NUJ Chairman, Mr. John Angese, described the attack as “barbaric, cruel and unfortunate in a democratic setting.”
He urged the relevant authorities to investigate, arrest and prosecute the security official involved, to serve as a deterrent to other overzealous DSS officials.

Boko Haram strives because of external forces – Irish envoy


The Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Sean Hoy, has said external forces took advantage of the then local Boko Haram conflict for their wider agenda.
This was so because according to him, Boko Haram grew to deadly proportion because of Nigeria’s failure to tackle the once local conflict.
Ambassador Hoy stated this while delivering a lecture at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria on Thursday.
He noted that Nigeria can learn from the Northern Ireland peace process in its attempts to address the various crises bedevilling Nigeria.
The Diplomat who spoke on the subject; “Road to Peace – Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process”, however, said that the future of Nigeria is bright and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
While responding to comments at the end of his presentation that Nigeria’s situations were more complex than Northern Ireland’s, the Ambassador said, “that Nigeria’s situations are more complex does not mean that nothing should be done about them.”
He said, the longer you leave something, the more complex it becomes, arguing that, if Boko Haram had been tackled in 2009, it would not have become complex and widespread.
According to him, “In 2009, Nigerians knew who the Boko Haram actors were in Borno; you knew who to talk to, but that did not happen. Now, the vacuum has been taken over by others, including bandits and external people who are not Nigerians at all and it became complex.
“The current conflict in the North-East arguably began when a local conflict within Borno State, which could have been addressed better at that time was not well handled, most of us will agree with that. The conflict now spread to the entire region. It has become complex and created a vacuum for others to exploit. These external forces driven by wider agendas are keen to manipulate local unrest,” the Ambassador said.
Speaking on the current, herdsmen/farmers clashes, the Irish envoy said, climate change is one of the major causes of the crisis.
He, however, stressed the need for dialogue as a major solution to the various crises in Nigeria, explaining that dialogue played a major role in the peace process of Northern Ireland.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Professor Ibrahim Garba, said, understanding the root causes of conflicts bedevilling the country was essential to providing solutions to them.
The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Professor Kabir Bala said the university is at the centre stage of providing solutions to the country’s socio-economic crises, hence the public lecture.
The lead paper discussants, Dr Abubakar Sadique, Dr Muhammad Kabir Isa and Dr Mohammed Lawal Tafida bared their minds on the presentation and its relevance to Nigeria’s situations.
Dr Sadique while taking on the farmers/herdsmen crisis, said both parties are victims of armed bandits, who are making farmers and herders clash for no reason.
In his own remarks, Dr Isa said since dialogue had paid off in the rescue of many of the Chibok girls and other captives of the Boko Haram insurgents, the government should address the situation with dialogue to end the insurgency, rather than spending millions to execute the war against it.
However, Dr Tafida opined that citizens taxation is the solution to Niger-Delta unrest, arguing that, people vandalised public assets because they don’t see it as their own property. He, however, argued that, if citizens pay tax, they are naturally bound to protect their investments in the public assets.

World’s largest brain tumour removed in India

Surgeons in Mumbai, India, have removed a 1.87-kg brain tumour from a 31-year-old man, saying it to be the largest in the world.
The surgery lasted for seven hours at the Nair Hospital.
News of the procedure was made public recently after the hospital ensured the surgery was successful as the patient, Santlal Pal, had recovered, doctors at the facility told dpa Thursday.
“The tumour was so big, it appeared there was another head mounted on top of the patient’s head,” Srikanth Balasubramaniam, a senior surgeon who was part of the operating team said by phone from Mumbai.
“The surgery was challenging because of the sheer size of the tumour and because there were huge arteries going into the tumour.”
“We checked on records that say the previous record was of removing a 1.4-kg brain tumour, also in Mumbai,” he added.
The tumour had made Pal lose his vision and had also rendered him anaemic.
Doctors said he should gradually regain his sight and health.
Pal, a shopkeeper, had been living with the tumour for three years.
He had been turned away from three hospitals who said the tumour was inoperable.
The surgery was complicated as Pal was anaemic and needed 11 units of blood during the operation.
“Such tumours are rare and pose quite a challenge due to blood loss. Managing the patient requires a lot of planning, team skill and monitoring,” Balasubramaniam said.

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Ikpeazu Vs Biafra: IPOB Blasts ‘Factional Group’, Accuses DSS of Blackmail

 

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday reacted to report by Mazi Okwudili Ezenachukwu claiming to be the new leader of the Biafra group and not the elusive Nnamdi Kanu.

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Man bites off snake’s head in revenge

A farmer in northern India reportedly chewed off a snake’s head in revenge after the reptile bit him, with his attending doctors saying they had never come across such a bizarre case, a local media reported on Wednesday.

The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh state’s Hardoi district at the weekend, when the man identified only by his first name, Sonelal – was rushed to a government health centre after locals found him unconscious.

The man told villagers that he was grazing his cattle in the fields when the snake bit him, which however made him so angry he chewed off its hood before spitting it out.

“The snake bit me, so I held its head and chewed it off, it died, then I brought it back to the village. I tore off its head again,’’ Sonelal told the ANI news agency.

Sanjay Kumar, a doctor who treated him said he was amazed that the man survived after biting the hood, which could have contained venom, assuming it was a poisonous snake.

However, the local media said that the doctors failed to find any marks of snakebite on his body.

I’ve never seen such a case in my life. The man was all right even after biting a snake,’’ Kumar said.

Witnesses who claimed they saw him ingest part of the snake said they suspected the man was addicted to drugs.

Medical officials believe that the man’s abnormal reaction could only be explained if he was under the influence of drugs

JUST IN: 10 Persons Confirm Dead In Jigawa Road Accident (PHOTOS)

Ten persons were on Thursday confirmed dead with 10 others injured in a road accident which occurred around 11.30 am at Majiya town, Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

The Spokesman of Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, DSC Adamu Shehu, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, said the accident involved a Sharon bus with registration number GWL 262 ZA and a Toyota Hilux van with number plate ZY 749 AGL.

Shehu said the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.

According to him, ‘‘Our men who conducted a rescue mission along with some good Samaritans in the area, attributed the cause to speeding and loss of control.

‘‘As at the time of giving this report, 10 people were confirmed dead; they include two children, one woman and seven men.

‘‘Ten others also sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Ringim General Hospital for prompt medical attention.

 

‘‘The Sharon bus is a commercial vehicle while the Toyota Hilux belongs to Wazobia Global Broadcasting and Communication FM Station”.