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Friday, June 28, 2013


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Good grammar, like good health, demands vigilance. Neglect it and you’ll soon find yourself producing sloppy copy. This wasn’t so much of problem when we were in high school or college, which create a kind of artificial demand for fit language. In the professional world, it can seem like we’re on our own.
It’s not so, though. The world is full of like-minded people who care about great writing and good grammar. Some of these kindred spirits have created websites to kindly share their expertise. As administrative professionals, grammar is essential to your work. In the interest of helping make that job a little easier, here are some of the best grammar websites for administrative professionals (in no particular order):

Writing Forward — Melissa Donovan is a gifted and prolific writer who regularly stokes her blog with brilliant, useful and inspiring posts. Donovan understands a fundamental truth: the elements of great literature are the same elements you’ll find in anything that’s well written. She’s also a stickler for great grammar and an advocate for classic forms. Her site is a gift for people who enjoy fiction and poetry but perhaps no longer have the time do to that kind of reading. Donovan is obviously and delightfully devoted to great writers, and is one of those English experts who loves both the forest and trees when it comes to grammar.
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Dame Patience Jonathan

In today’s press release in Kano, Dr. Muhammad said Rivers “coming to the limelight because of the irresponsible, unconstitutional and bizarre, illiterate actions, of the so called first lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan, who hails from the island village of Okrika in Rivers State and who sees not only Okrika but the whole of Rivers States, as her personal domain to exploit, abuse and destabilize as she sees fit because her husband Jonathan happens to be the president.”

He also noted that the constitution has no place for the post of the First Lady and confers no rights, privileges or responsibilities on the wife of our leaders.  “It is therefore illegal and completely ultra vires the constitution for any citizen, president or his spouse to usurp executive powers, and go about throwing their weight, as if they were legally recognized holders of such offices according to the law,” he warned. “ As at the time of writing, the commissioner of police in Rivers, his command structure and other security services are at the command of Patience Jonathan, and by her and presidential orders, most security facilities due governor, the speaker and others so entitled, have been withdrawn. Mean-while professional thugs and all manner of criminals are being recruited and pressed into service to destabilize the elected government of Rivers State.”
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10 Tips For Managing A Moody Boss

Does your boss experience mood swings on a regular basis? Does he or she suddenly become irritable, negative, or isolated for no apparent reason? This isn’t uncommon, especially in a demanding, high-stress environment—but moody bosses can be extremely difficult to work with.

A moody boss will frequently display unpredictable changes in mood,” says Teri Hockett, the chief executive of What's for Work?, a career site for women. “One minute they are up, and the next minute they’re down. Depending on the situation or day, they are not willing to engage with others, or they have a bad attitude and appear confrontational or snappy towards others. Compared to a boss that tends to be in a good mood all the time, a moody boss does not see their mood for what it is and the impact it has on others; they overlook the opportunity to reflect and self-correct negative behaviors.”

A chaotic, high-pressure workplace is fertile ground for a moody boss, says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant. “It can be disconcerting to start the morning with a cheery, angelic boss, only to find that by 4 p.m. he has morphed into the creature from the Black Lagoon.”
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THE baby delivered in the toilet of Moremi Hostel by a 400-level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Oyinlola Rotimi, has been named Nifemi, Okikiola.
Rotimi, who gave birth last Tuesday, was initially accused of attempting to flush her baby boy down the septic tank.

But it was later learnt that Rotimi, who was inexperienced in child bearing, thought she had a stomach upset when she was actually in labour.
The 22-year-old mother, studying Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, had told our correspondent that the circumstances that surrounded the delivery of her baby made her “a celebrity.”
She expressed delight with the birth of the baby, describing her experience as “unforgettable”.
When asked how soon she would have another baby, she said, “not so soon,”
It was gathered that the naming of the baby was low-key due to the examination going on in the school.
One of Rotimi’s friends, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday night, said Rotimi was “extremely happy” at the naming.
She said, “Today (Wednesday) is one of the days I have seen my friend looking so happy, she is extremely joyous. Although, this is not the actual way we planned it. We should have celebrated more than this if not for the fact that examination is ongoing.
“Most of our colleagues are taking exam and that is the major reason for the small celebration. I am hopeful that when the baby clocks one, we will celebrate it in a bigger way because he is our boy.”
However, some OAU students, who were not at the naming of the baby earlier, created their own fun by organising another ceremony, where they named the baby after the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole.
The students, who gathered around 10pm on Wednesday, appointed a pastor among them to coordinate the christening.
Among the names the students gave the baby are Oriyomi, Omomoremi, Oluwanimilo, Titilayo, Eniolorunopa, Bamitale Omole.
The father of the baby, a 400-level student of Engineering in OAU, Oyewole Samuel, however, rebuffed attempts by newsmen  to chat with him.

But one of his friends, who pleaded anonymity, explained that the father was not happy with the controversy that surrounded the birth of his baby.
He said, “He does not like the controversy and the noise about the birth of the baby. He is a cool person and does not like publicity.”
Source: Nigerian Eye
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Daughter of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, officially succeeded her grandmother, the late Alhaja Abibat Mogaji, Thursday following her inauguration by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.

Tinubu-Ojo, whose selection as the new President-General of the Association of Nigerian Market Women and Men, a post held by Tinubu’s mother who died on June 15, had generated controversy , was installed at a ceremony at the late Mogaji’s Ikeja house, which was attended by market leaders from the state.
Akiolu was represented by his white cap chiefs, led by Obanikoro of Lagos, Chief Soji Bembe. 

After the traditional rites, Tinubu-Ojo explained that managing the elderly women “should not be a challenge. I have been working close with mama and I have picked one or two things from her and I believe God will give me the wisdom and the grace to discharge my duties accordingly”.

She said her vision was “to create the enabling environment for market men and women to operate without being molested; to have more organised markets and to give them (traders) a sense of belonging in a political situation in Nigeria”.

On how she would cope in her new position despite being the leader of the Lagos State Market Development Board, she said she only needed to reorder her priorities to devote more time to the jobs.


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Shoprite was opened in Ibadan yesterday.  It is located beside Cocoa House, dugbe, Ibadan.

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A total of 22.5 million euro has been recovered by the Federal Government from the confiscation on money laundered by General Sani Abacha.

Speaking at the ministerial platform in Abuja, the Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke said a total of 175 million euro was also recovered from the family of the late head of state following a confiscation order by the Supreme Court of Liechtenstein.

Mr Adoke listed measures taken by the federal government to reform the nation’s criminal justice system.

General Abacha had ruled Nigeria as a military Head of State between November 17, 1993 and June 8, 1998, when he died suddenly of a heart attack. As a result, General Abdulsalami Abubakar became the head of state and within a short time, he re-established democracy in Nigeria, arranging for general elections that resulted in the emergence of Olusegun Obasanjo assuming the presidency as the democratically elected leader of the country in 1999.

Before Mr Obasanjo took office, Mr Abubakar’s government had delivered a clear message that the late Abacha had looted huge sums, and they had to be restored. Members of the Abacha family and some of their accomplice then ‘voluntarily’ returned about $1 billion to the Federal Government. In 2002, the Obasanjo administration tentatively came to an agreement with the Abacha family to return another $1 billion out of the $1.1 billion that had been identified, traced and frozen, with the quid pro quo that the Abachas would be allowed to keep balance that had been assessed not to be of criminal origin.

The arrangement was not well received by the masses. Although the proposal caused a massive outcry for seeming to reward the theft of public funds, it was subsequently rejected by the late dictator’s son, Mohammed Abacha, who continued to maintain that all the assets in question were legitimately acquired. The highest sum that had in the past been traced to the family ranged from $3 billion to $5 billion, which includes money allegedly derived from misappropriation of funds from the Central Bank of Nigeria, bribes received from multi-nationals, among others.

The Swiss government last December said that it has so far returned to Nigeria the sum of $700 million stolen by the late dictator and deposited in several Swiss banks. In addition to freezing about $640 million, the Swiss judicial authorities handling the case have also indicted Mohammed Abacha and Atiku Bagudu under Swiss legislation regarding money laundering, fraud and taking part in a criminal organisation.

Source: http://www.leadershub.org/news/nigeria-recovers-more-billions-of-abachas-loot/
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Celebrated artiste, Yinka Ayefele, returns as a teacher at a counselling programme organised by Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, writes AKINWALE ABOLUWADE
Tungba gospel/juju artiste, Yinka Ayefele, had an opportunity to recall his turbulent past recently. He and other professionals had a mentoring session with a group of secondary school students in Ibadan, Oyo State. The event was organised by the Nigeria Bottling Company Plc.

The youths, who converged on Jogor Centre, Ibadan, had a fun-packed moment listening to several professionals from different disciplines. The programme brought together pupils and young professionals for career counselling, motivation and brainstorming session in a relaxed atmosphere.
On his part, Aiyefele told the pupils that he initially planned to be a lawyer but ended up as a broadcaster. Though he is now seen as a successful artiste, he explained that the road to fame was tortuous.
“I worked as a casual worker at Eagle Flour. I joined Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria in 1989. I was there as a Father Christmas and I used to earn N50.’’

Recalling his experience when he had an accident and sustained a spinal cord injury, he said, “I spent nine months in hospital and I knew there was no remedy for spinal cord injury. I had a choice – to die or to live. I chose to live. I didn’t want to become a liability. I decided to live and make it.
“I learnt how to play all musical instruments on my own. I was in persistent pains 24 hours – five of my ribs got broken in the accident, but I had to forget my pains and forge ahead”.
He urged the participants to aim high and refuse to allow anything to stop them from reaching their goals in life.

The event, according to NBC’s  Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Mrs. Adeyanju Olomola, is a platform to equip pupils in senior secondary schools, who are about to make career decisions, with the information and exposure to do so.  Olomola  said, “We believe that we are sowing seeds of greatness and change in your life by exposing you to array of areas of human endeavour.

“As a child, you want to be an accountant, lawyer, journalist, doctor etc. Do we really sit down and look at our country and look at what are the opportunities that can be explored to make an impact?
“Everybody here has dreams. There are times that things happen and we don’t become what we initially chose to be. That does not stop us from excelling. Open your minds, your ears and see opportunities.”
The pupils got a good measure of information they would need to make wise career choices as various speakers, including the first female Rear Admiral in Nigeria, Rear Admiral Itunu Hotonu; Swiss-trained gourmet chef, Mr. Yemi Sangowawa; young entrepreneur, Mr. Nwachukwu Obi; paralympics medalist Mrs. Lovelyn Obiji; gospel artiste and motivational speaker, Toyosi Akerele, shared their  experiences with them.
Apart from challenging the pupils to work hard, the speakers also advised them to start thinking outside the box and consider careers in areas other than the conventional professions.

Hotonu, the only female Rear Admiral in the whole of West Africa, spoke about how to be self confident. According to her, being curious about what goes on around you and opening your eyes to see opportunities are key.  An architect who joined the Navy 28 years ago, Hotonu said, “If you want to be successful, you must believe in yourself. What worked for us was that we believed in ourselves and we took what we are doing to this height. It doesn’t matter whether you are tall or short.

“The grass is always greener on the side of the other man’s fence. You must believe in yourself.
“I have had three main ingredients for success. First is an abounding faith in God, a determination never to give up. This is because there are times things can get tough. Have sense of appreciation for the opportunity you are given.  “If you remember to appreciate the opportunity you have been given, you will always give to others behind you. When you have been given so much, you must give back.  “With this comes, it is not enough to conquer the ground; when you conquer the ground you must hold it.  “I was the first female officer to command a squadron in a parade. When I got into training, I was told no woman ever did. There are no short cuts. The only way you can succeed is to keep trying and practise.

“The only thing between possibility and impossibility is your determination. Don’t aim for the sky but aim for the star. The only challenge you have is you.  “Everything you learn now will be useful to you later in life”.

An entrepreneur, Toyosi Akerele, noted, sadly, that many people are described as rich based on the money they had.  Akerele said as a child, she became curious and independent-minded at the age 13. She said, “Many people tell us how much they have, but they don’t tell us how they got it.  “As a young person, I wanted to be a diplomat, but my dad wanted me to study Law. I graduated in Law. My passion lies in youth and educating them.  “As a woman, my gift is not in the body but in my head. To be able to define tomorrow, you focus on your talent. You cannot smoke cigarette and drink beer and expect to be great. You cannot dress like a suspect and be treated like a success.

“All of us don’t have to be doctors and lawyers”.

She raised questions like ‘How do you turn your mobile phone into learning aid? Children in Ghana, America and South Africa do E-learning. They do assignments on their mobile phones. She asked, “How many of you think an American child is better than a Nigerian child? How many think IT can improve education?”
She warned against what she called FEAR, which she described as “False Expression Appearing Real”.
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Nigerian beauty brand, House of Tara International, launched its highly anticipated book House of Tara 100 Voices in an exclusive event on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at The Four Points Hotel by Sheraton. Present at the event were senior executives of Blue Chip companies, financial institutions, Lagos State government and members of the diplomatic corps.

Guests present also included Eku Edewor, Tosyn Bucknor, Bola Balogun Glam Networks, Ufuoma Ejenobor, Mrs Kemi Ogunleye of PANA Television among others.

“Selecting 100 stories out of several hundred entries sent in from all over Nigeria was no easy feat,” said Cynthia Mosumola, one of the inspiring women who selected the stories. “Everyone had something unique and I was extremely inspired; it has taught me to never take for granted investment in people".

Other inspiring women who selected the stories include Honourable Abike Dabiri, Member of the Federal House of Representatives; Adesuwa Onyenokwe Publisher of TW Magazine; Uche Pedro of Bella Naija; actress Omoni Oboli; Toyosi Akerele of Rise Networks, On-air personality Tosyn Bucknor, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe and Mrs Ibukun Awosika.
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POLICE in Delta State have arrested a 39-year-old personal secretary to a professor at the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, for sending a malicious text message to her boss to pay her N100,000 as ‘settlement’ for having amorous relationship with her or be ready to face public scandal.

Parading the lady (names withheld), yesterday, in Asaba, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Lucky Uyabeme, said she was picked up following a report lodged “by a Professor of Faculty of Fine Arts, DELSU, Abraka who reported that he received a threat text message from an unknown person demanding N100,000 to avoid defamatory publication on him.

“However, through intelligence policing, special anti-kidnapping squad operatives based at Obiaruku tracked and arrested the personal secretary to the professor.”

The suspect, while fielding questions from newsmen amid tears said, “I did not do anything. My crime is that I am sleeping with a married man The Prof is my boyfriend. I asked him for N100,000 or I would make it known to the public that we were dating. I wanted to end the relationship and use the money as a pay-off.

“We have been dating for two years now. I run a boutique and a business centre in Abraka. I am also the private secretary to the professor.

“He has not been paying. I did not want to blackmail him. I did not mean any harm when I sent the text message. I never expected it was going to be like this. I felt because we were dating he would give me the money.”

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Yesterday, Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, under the orders of the Federal Government at the 2013 Ministerial Platform in Abuja gave Dana Airline a six-month ultimatum to pay the claims of the families of the victims of the June 3, 2012 plane crash or face sanction.

She said the airline had paid up to 60 per cent of the claims to the victims’ families, but experienced a delay due to double claims that needed to be clarified.

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Happy Golden Jubilee Celebration Sir.

May God grant you long life, peace, wisdom and prosperity amen.  Igba odun, odun kan o.

Eko o ni baje.
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The bill, passed by the Senate yesterday, amounts to the most sweeping changes in decades to US immigration laws and is a major victory for undocumented immigrants.

The Irish lobby also won a victory by securing a reduction in a proposed $500 fee to $100 for the J1 non-immigration summer work visa used by thousands of Irish students each year.

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore said last night he was happy that the provisions in the bill "will allow the continuation of the J1 programme."  Welcoming the Senate action, he said: "This is a very positive development that takes us another step closer towards addressing the problems faced by undocumented Irish emigrants in the US and allowing them to emerge from the shadows."

In a reference to the J1 visa, he added: "I am particularly pleased that the bill includes provisions that will allow for continuation of the summer J1 visa programme that has meant so much to successive generations of young Irish people."

There were dramatic scenes in the Senate as the vote neared. Spectators in galleries that overlook the Senate floor watched expectantly as senators voted one by one from their desks. Some onlookers erupted in chants of "Yes, we can" after Vice President Joe Biden announced the vote result.

The bipartisan vote was 68 to 32 on a measure that sits atop President Barack Obama's second-term domestic agenda.
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A company in Dalton Gardens, Idaho has developed a new line of pork-laced bullets they hope will be used to fight back against Islamic terrorists.

South Fork Industries created the bullets, which they call Jihawg Ammo, so they can be used as a 'defensive deterrent to those who violently act in the name of Islam.'

They took traditional ammo and coated the bullets in a pork-infused paint. Those shot with the bullets would be unclean, as the Islamic religious forbids Muslims from coming into contact with pig meat.

The manufacturers believe that this act will keep any Muslims shot with the bullets from going to heaven.

'With Jihawg Ammo, you don't just kill an Islamist terrorist, you also send him to hell.That should give would-be martyrs something to think about before they launch an attack. If it ever becomes necessary to defend yourself and those around you our ammo works on two levels,' the company said in a press release earlier this month.

But experts on the religion disagree with the theory that the bullets would keep Muslims from attaining salvation.

'There is no penalty for coming into contact with pork given by the Quran,' said Shannon Dunn, assistant professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University in an interview with Religion News Service.

'To my knowledge, Muslims, especially unknowingly, would not be banned from heaven for eating or getting hit by pork. There are some interpreters who suggest that Muslims should eat pork than starve, if faced with that alternative.'

Effective or not, the company is getting a surprising amount of support on Facebook with more than 5,500 likes.

And they're looking to make money outside of bullet sales.

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P-Square and their elder brother Jude 'Engees' Okoye donated N5million to ailing music producer OJB yesterday.

Keep it coming and stay blessed.
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Some supporters have held a candle-lit vigil for Nelson Mandela. Picture: Getty
South African president Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela’s health improved overnight, and his condition remains critical but is now stable.  He received the update from the medical team that is treating the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a Pretoria hospital, the president’s office said in a statement.

Mr Zuma, who visited Mandela today, said the former president is “much better” than when he visited him on the previous night. Mr Zuma cancelled a visit to Mozambique scheduled for today.  His office says it is disturbed by what it calls rumours about Mr Mandela’s health. Unconfirmed reports and speculation about Mandela have been swirling on social media and other forums.
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23 year old New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested yesterday Wednesday June 26th  at his mansion in Massachusetts in connection with the murder of another player whose body was found near his home.
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A British former commercial airline pilot began a life sentence on Thursday for killing his wife by disabling the passenger airbag and unclipping her seatbelt before purposefully crashing their car into a tree.
Sentencing Iain Lawrence to a minimum of 24 years in jail, judge George Leggatt told Leicester Crown Court that the murder of the mother-of-three was both “brutal and carefully planned.”

Sally Lawrence died at the scene of the crash in the English Midlands last October. Her husband, 53, had later tried to cover it up as a tragic accident.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013


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President Barack Obama, who tour of Africa this week includes a stop in South Africa, said Thursday his thoughts are with the nation's citizens as anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remains critically ill.

"He is a personal hero, but I'm not unique in that regard," Obama told CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin in Dakar, Senegal, the first stop of his African tour.

"I think he's a hero for the world and if/when he passes, we know his legacy will linger on throughout the ages," the president said.

Obama's visit to South Africa on Saturday will include a visit to Robben Island, where Mandela spent a majority of his prison term. The White House schedule does not include a visit with the anti-apartheid icon.
After South Africa, Obama heads to Tanzania, his last stop before he heads back to Washington.

Source: CNN.COM

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A renowned British magician, Dynamo was photographed while floating across Westminster Bridge in London. Many of eyewitnesses were stunned by the miracle they saw with their eyes and tried to comprehend it…


The answer came later as the Australian website, news.com.au, posted a claim that the illusionist was using a fake right arm for his trick with his real arm tucked inside his coat.
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The state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Afolabi while speaking to Channels Television explained that the Osun government wants to bring Justice closer to the people and ensure communal peace and progress.

Hence, seven new tribunals were added to the two which were already in existence before the present administration came on board.

Mr Afolabi said each tribunal has a Chairman who is a lawyer of at least five years standing with three other members.  According to him, the extension in the number of the tribunal from two to nine would facilitate quick dispensation of justice on rent matters, especially between landlord and tenants.

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I found these SIX tips helpful and felt I should share it: Enjoy:

Tip #1: Focus on the Good

Our reality is largely shaped by what we choose to focus on. Rather than focusing on diaper changing as a chore, try considering it as an opportunity to love your baby up. And also try to remember the fact that you won't be changing them forever.

Tip #2: Play

Play a game while you’re changing your baby’s diaper, like peek-a-boo. Make funny noises or faces to distract your child while changing them, or give your child a toy to play with during the diaper changing process to distract them from wiggling. 

Tip #3: Strap Them In
It only takes a split second of looking away for them to roll right off. Don't let that happen.
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“Taboo USA” introduced audiences to Kirby, a breatharian. He survives on the air — getting energy from light, wind, vibrations, he says.

“I’ve had seven meals for the last 10 months,” Kirby explained on the National Geographic Channel show, noting he keeps his meals to a total of 500 calories or less. “In this consciousness, when I do eat food, it makes me feel very tired.”

Kirby has been a breatharian for five years, even though some people have died while attempting a breatharian lifestyle. But he claims he had a check-up six months ago, and is in good health. He’s convinced he can become immortal through being a breatharian and that it reverses aging.

Kirby hopes to change the world with breatharianism, maintaining he usually only eats his daily communion — a small morsel of bread and red wine.

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Beyonce was beaten by Lady Gaga in the 2013 Forbes 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list.   She  didn't manage to top Gaga in the annual chart - coming fourth to Gaga's second. Oprah ranked number one for the fifth time.

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Congrats to him.

  • M.I Collaborates with Music Legend Ebenezer Obey On New Album we wonder what it would sound like...
  • My Expensive LifeStyle Is From My Earnings - Nuella Njigbo She says she does't depend on any sugar daddy

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The motion was put forward at the British Medical Association Conference and will be put into effect if it gains backing from health professionals.

The motion was put forward by a cardiologist named Dr. Aseem Malhotra at the BMA Conference in a bid to prevent hospital patients from being offered junk food.

The cardiologist believes that by doing so, it is a way of starting to get the medical profession's own "house in order" in an attempt to stem the increasing issue of obesity amongst the UK population.
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A New Solution That Stops Snoring and Lets You Sleep

If you’re like most Americans you probably don’t get eight hours sleep each night.  but, if you also constantly feel exhausted, experience headaches for no obvious reason or have high blood pressure, you could have a more serious problem.  That’s because these can all be the result of snoring—which is, in turn, the most common symptom of a potentially serious health problem—obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

While most people think of snoring as a minor annoyance, research shows it can be hazardous to your health.  That’s because for over 18 million Americans it’s related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). People who suffer from OSA repeatedly and unknowingly stop breathing during the night due to a complete or partial obstruction of their airway.  It occurs when the jaw, throat, and tongue muscles relax, blocking the airway used to breathe.  The resulting lack of oxygen can last for a minute or longer, and occur hundreds of times each night.

Thankfully, most people wake when a complete or partial obstruction occurs, but it can leave you feeling completely exhausted.  OSA has also been linked to a host of health problems including:
  • Acid reflux
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Memory loss
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack

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oil in Lagos
Lagos State, the commercial nerve center of Nigeria may soon join the ranks of oil producing states in the country after it was reported that oil has been discovered in the state. We gathered that Optimum Petroleum Development Limited and its partners, Afren Nigeria Plc and Lekoil Limited, have discovered a significant crude oil in commercial quantities accumulation at the high impact Ogo-1 well located on the OPL 310 licence offshore Nigeria. Afren Plc and Lekoil Limited, announced the discovery in offshore Dahomey Basin in Lagos, according to the London Stock Exchange. Statements from the partners in OPL 310, on Wednesday, said the discovery was based on the results of drilling and wireline logs. 

The Ogo-1 well was drilled by Optimum Petroleum Development Limited and its partners to a total measured depth of 10,518 ft (10,402 ft true vertical depth subsea). According to the partners, further wireline log evaluation is currently underway prior to extending the well to target deeper prospectivity above basement, to a total measured depth of 11,800ft (11,684ft TVDSS). The expected timetable for completion of this further drilling together with additional testing is four to six weeks, inclusive of drilling a planned Ogo-1 side-track well.

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This blog was started out of a strong will that  
'if others can, I can too.  I want to appreciate everyone who has been part of this blog as viewers, comment givers, followers, advisers etc.

The blog is just 17 days old and has got above 1,000 pageviewers.

I say a big thank you to ALL who have taken time out of their tight schedules to be following up on the blog.  Olorun o ni gbagbe gbogbo wa o amin.

My thanks also goes to my 'Ogas at the top' - those I met in this blogging business.  We shall continue to grow stronger amen.

I believe the best is yet to come for the blog because it is not over until it is over.

Like Oliver Twist, I am seeking more of your support, suggestions, comments and observations at all times.  

You can also place your adverts on the blog.


For enquiries, please contact:

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DOCTORS in Chile are baffled by a woman who has started crying TEARS of BLOOD.

Yaritza Oliva was terrified when the strange condition appeared earlier this month.   Ever since, with no warning, the 20-year-old bleeds from her eyes several times a day.

Yaritza visited her doctor but when no evidence of an infection could be found she was sent home with eye drops to help her cope with the pain, which she says is "indescribable".
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South Africans prepared on Thursday to say farewell to ailing anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela after his condition deteriorated further in hospital, forcing President Jacob Zuma to cancel a trip to neighbouring Mozambique.

Zuma was due to attend a summit in Maputo of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to discuss regional infrastructure, but pulled out after visiting the 94-year-old former president in hospital late on Wednesday.
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Supreme Court gives two big victories for gay rights

The Supreme Court has issued two key rulings affecting same-sex marriage in Califonia.  Part of the Defense of Marriage Act (Doma) was also struck down.  By these justices, the coast is cleared for resumption of same-sex marriages after an appeal on the state's Proposition 8 was rejected.

Go here for more: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/26/supreme-court/?hpt=hp_t1

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Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes' list

Forbes calculates celebrity's earnings on income from tours, books, contracts, endorsements, movies and residuals, plus presence on social media and in the press for their placing.  See the underlisted:
1. Oprah Winfrey $77m  2 Lady Gaga $80m 3 Steven Spielberg $100m 4 Beyonce $53m 5 Madonna $125m 6 Taylor Swift $55m 7 Jon Bon Jovi $79m 8 Roger Federer $71m 9 Justin Bieber $58m 10 Ellen DeGeneres $56m
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The suspect denied the accusations against him instead he claimed that the lady was his girlfriend. He admitted to have taken her nude pictures and gave them to his friends whose identities he gave as Aje Mayowa and Babajide Ademuyiwa, both final year students of  Architecture also of UNILAG.

The incident, as gathered, occurred two months ago at 1, Ajose Street,  Enu-Owa area of Lagos Island.  But the female undergraduate was silent over the matter until her relations abroad who stumbled on the nude pictures on the internet contacted her mother in Nigeria, last week.

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A tradomedical practitioner in Lagos has claimed that a 20-year old woman delivered a tortoise and
a baby girl in his clinic.  The woman, Rasheedat Raimi, said she had carried the pregnancy for 10 months before she eventually delivered the baby girl and the tortoise at a trado-medical clinic on Mutairu Street, Off Ijegun Road, outskirts of Lagos. She was in pains as she talked to P.M.NEWS about the strange delivery.

“I came to Yakafi for prayers because of the terrible pains I was having in my stomach. Immediately I got here, prayers were offered and immediately there was a burst of water and blood under me. The tortoise came out with the placenta and the baby came out later. I couldn’t believe my eyes, but I was very weak. I was happy the pain left me. I felt relieved after the delivery. I thank God,” she told P.M.NEWS slowly.
On whether she attended ante-natal clinic before the delivery, the young woman said: “I carried the pregnancy for 10 months. I did scans several times and nobody told me that I was carrying tortoise in my womb. What they always told me was that I am alright and would deliver at the right time,” she added.
“This is amazing, but true. She did not register with my clinic for ante-natal. When she came here with her people, she was in pains, we didn’t know she will deliver here. She only came here for Tahajjud prayers (night vigil). We were praying when suddenly she started wriggling. She was in pains.

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The last may not have been heard in the ongoing war between Nollywood popular actress, Laide Bakare and her estranged husband, Olumide Okunfulire. This is because US-based businessman has vowed to slug it out with the delectable actress over the paternity of the child she claimed to have bore for her new hubby, Tunde Oriowo.

The Ondo State-born dude has reportedly told his lawyers to institute a lawsuit against Laide. Olumighty, as Okunfulire is fondly called by friends, allegedly said that Laide will have to answer if truly she got court judgement, which dissolved their marriage before she got married to Oriowo, her new husband.
Olumide maintained that Laide’s new baby boy belongs to him, adding that she became pregnant in his house. He also claimed that the actress registered at the US hospital, where she eventually gave birth, with his name and Green Card.

With the way things are going, Laide might be charged for bigamy and if found guilty by the court, she risks jail term.

Industry sources told First Weekly that Okunfulire may drop charges against Laide if the actress realises her mistakes and beg for forgiveness.  “I can tell you that Olumide (Okunfulire) is only trying to shake Laide. He just wants to make life unbearable for her, Laide is aware of this, which is why she has not responded to the ‘noise’ Olumide has been making since the news of her child birth hit town,” a source informed us.
Meanwhile, those in the camp of Laide have disclosed that Tunde is the real father of the baby. They claimed that Laide and Tunde had been an item for sometime before they decided to solemnise the relationship with a secret wedding and that she was actually pregnant for him before then. Pictures were sent to us to back up the claim. The actress is still in the USA with her baby and new husband as at press time.

 Culled from First Weekly Magazine
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A vessel carrying imported gasoline has exploded in Lagos killing and injuring yet- to- be determined number of people according to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The explosion occurred around 1 am Nigerian time at the Atlas Cove jetty in Apapa area of Lagos. The raging fire is still ongoing as at 10 AM as firefighters and the NNOPC battle to shut down pipes at the jetty.

A spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said that the fire incident near came from a pipeline explosion caused by oil thieves at Akinbo jetty.

Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA spokesperson  in the South West, sent fresh text messages discounting earlier report that claimed the explosion was a barge carrying gasoline.

He said his crew members have now put out the fire and recovered 200 jerry cans in three boats completely razed by the fire.

Source: Sahara Reporters
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eucharia anunobi in dakar crusade 
The former actress arrived in Dakar, Senegal on Monday for a one-week Crusade.  She is scheduled to minister at 5 pm daily till Sunday, June 30.

The church is Gate Family Church located at No 2 Voir Camp Penal Dakar.
May God continue to empower her amen.  More anointing in Jesus name amen.

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The pictures were taking while Stephanie was receiving an award at the Montage Africa Women of Excellence Awards (MAWEA) for “Excellence in Drama and Entertainment” recently.
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Embittered that his iPad could not be found after it was lost while on a movie set, veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs has reportedly warned his colleagues on the same movie set with him in Owerri, Imo State to be careful of how they handle their valuables while in the city.

He advised his colleague to be mindful of misplacement of valuables, furthering that nobody or place is crime free again.

The actor lost his iPad which he is yet to find till the time of writing.

Source : nigeriafilms.com
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Eight players from the trip to Brazil will form the team that will play against Cote D’Ivoire as the Eagles seek their first CHAN tournament ticket

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has announced a strong squad for the country’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualification match against Cote D’Ivoire as the country seeks its first participation since the competition started.

The team will consist of eight players that made the trip to Brazil for the Confederations Cup recently.

They are goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim, defenders Azubuike Egwuekwe, Godfrey Oboabona, Solomon Kwambe and Benjamin Francis, midfielders Emeka Eze and Sunday Mba and forward Muhammad Gambo who will be joined by 14 other players in next weekend’s first leg game against the Elephants.

The Nigeria Football Federation also announced that the match will be played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Saturday, 6th July.

“We are happy for the favourable response from the Kaduna State Government, and we have also approached the National Sports Commission for permission to use the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna for the encounter.

“The grass is excellent and the entire facility is well maintained. The Super Eagles will find the place comfortable,” Barrister Musa Amadu, NFF General Secretary said.


Goalkeepers: Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves); Daniel Akpeyi (Heartland FC)

Defenders: Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars); Benjamin Francis (Heartland FC); Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars); Ezekiel Bassey (Lobi Stars); Umar Zango (Kano Pillars); Solomon Kwambe (Sunshine Stars); Chibuzor Okonkwo (Enugu Rangers)

Midfielders: Sunday Mba (Enugu Rangers); Ayo Saka (Enyimba FC); Olufemi Oladapo (3SC); Emeka Eze (Enugu Rangers); Mohammed Ajia (Bayelsa United)

Forwards: Muhammad Gambo (Kano Pillars); Obinna Nwachukwu (Heartland FC); Gomo Onduku (Bayelsa United); Ifeanyi Edeh (Enyimba FC); Anthony Okputu (Lobi Stars); Pius Samson (Ranch Bees); Festus Ajah (Union Bank); Etebo Oghene (Warri Wolves); Dele Olorundare (Sunshine Stars)

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Chibuzor at the far right
A final year student of Imo State University, Chibuzor Akobundu, has been arrested by operatives of Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, for allegedly swindling foreign women to the tune of $48,000 through a dating website.

Surprisingly, the 22-year-old Microbiology undergraduate confessed that his victims, resident in the United States of America, were ‘swept off their feet’ by his profile on the dating site.
He spoke with journalists yesterday, while being paraded alongside two staff of a second generation bank, who allegedly facilitated the withdrawal of money via Western Union Money Transfer.
The suspect adopted Devon Miles as his name and pasted a photograph of an unknown American citizen as his profile on the dating site.
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The under-listed words should be avoided with DARK PEOPLE - children and adults.

1. "Stay out of the sun; you don't want to get any darker."
2. "You are pretty for a dark girl."
3. "You can't wear dark colors because they will make you look darker."
4. "You're just so dark."
5. "Girl, you are so much darker than...." (Don't compare her to others and avoid making references to dark skin as "blue-black" or implying that lighter skinned individuals as somehow having "better skin.")
6. "You are so pretty—have you ever thought about straightening your hair?" (A backhanded compliment is not a compliment.)

In addition, never photoshop your pictures or those of your clients, children, friends, etc to look lighter in order to make them more 'beautiful'. - BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

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Justice Peter Kekemeke of an Abuja High Court has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar to arrest the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, for disobeying a valid court order.

Justice Kekemeke directed that the EFCC boss and an operative of the anti-graft agency, Mr Friday Ebelo, should be apprehended and kept in prison custody within the next two weeks, except they apologize to a lawyer whose fundamental human rights were allegedly violated by the commission.

Meantime, EFCC, yesterday, vowed to appeal the ruling.

We ‘ll appeal ruling — EFCC

Reacting to the order, spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who acknowledged that a copy of the order was served on the agency, said EFCC has perfected plans to get it vacated.

The court had on March 8 and December 5, 2012, ordered Lamorde to release the call-to-bar certificate of one Mr Innocent Onwu, apologize to him through a national newspaper as well as pay him N50, 000 as compensation.

Onwu who is an Abuja-based lawyer had on October 31, 2011, initiated a fundamental rights enforcement proceeding after he was detained by the EFCC between June 27 and July 1, 2011 without order of court.

His detention was sequel to a petition by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, accusing him of complicity in fraud pertaining to a case he was investigating for a client.

Dissatisfied with the way he was allegedly manhandled by the commission, Onwu demanded N300 million as compensation for the unlawful search of his house and office and the trauma he suffered in the hands of the EFCC.

Besides, the lawyer, claimed his ailing mother was admitted at the Garki General Hospital on the day he was arrested by the EFCC, insisting that despite his passionate pleas, the commission refused to release him to attend to his mother, resulting to her death three days later.

The court had on June 4 and June 24 this year, dismissed two applications filed by the EFCC counsel, Mr James Onu, wherein he sought to void the contempt proceeding.

See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/06/court-orders-arrest-of-efcc-boss-lamorde/#sthash.6AJHJXsg.dpuf
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The war against HIV/AIDS is far from being over. This is because, globally, more than 34 million people now live with HIV/AIDS and the number keeps increasing.  Medical experts tell us that though there’s no cure for HIV/AIDS yet, when detected early, HIV can be managed and prevented from progressing to AIDS. The Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Prof. John Idoko, advises every sexually active person to regularly undergo HIV screening, so that they will know their HIV status.
Epidemiologist and Deputy Director, HIV/AIDS Division, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Segilola Araoye, recommends being tested at least once a year if you do things that can transmit HIV infection, such as injecting drugs or steroids with used injection equipment; having sex for money or drugs; having sex with an HIV infected person; having more than one sex partner since your HIV test; and having a sex partner who has had other sex partners since your last HIV test.

Experts say you are more likely to be infected with HIV if you have ever shared injection drug needles and syringes; have ever had sex without a condom with someone who had HIV; have ever had a sexually transmitted disease like Chlamydia or gonorrhoea; received a blood transfusion or a blood clotting factor between 1978 and 1985; and if you have ever had sex with someone who has done any of those things.
And if you happen to be one of those people who still dither about having HIV screening, here are the symptoms to look out for as you wonder whether or not you are HIV-positive.

The first one is fever. Family doctor, Eugene Osazie, says within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40-90 per cent of people experience flu-like symptoms known as “acute retroviral syndrome.” She also notes that sometimes, HIV may not manifest for years. “As such, many people may even be HIV-positive without being aware,” she says.

She notes that such fever may be accompanied by certain symptoms such as fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and a sore throat, which may last for a few weeks. “By this time, the virus is moving into the blood stream and starting to replicate in large numbers,” Osazie warns.  She also warns that when HIV enters the bloodstream, it begins to attack certain white blood cells known as CD4 cells — the specialised cells that are a part of our immune system. “The immune system then produces antibodies to fight off infection. When you take an HIV test, doctors are actually looking for the presence of these antibodies, which confirm that HIV infection has occurred,” Osazie counsels.

Again, you should be worried if you now feel fatigued by simple activities that you were used to, such as walking; or if you feel pain in the joints and muscles, among others.  “One of the things that should ginger you up is when you start having swellings in the armpits, groin and neck, as these are some of the parts of the body where you have the lymph nodes.

“The lymph nodes are a sort of garrisons, as they act as filters for foreign particles and are important in the proper functioning of the immune system. When they are inflamed or swollen, therefore, it is an indication that something has gone wrong in the body, and only a competent medical screening can tell us what is cooking,” Dr. David Anyaegbuna of DuCross Clinics, Festac Town, Lagos, says.
Sore throat and headaches are also things to worry about if you have been engaging in risky behaviours as outlined above, experts warn. Ditto unexplained rash or boils, Anyaegbuna says.
Physicians also say nausea, vomiting and constant stooling (diarrhoea), as well as weight loss should be a wake-up call for HIV screening, as these may be signs that the immune system is being depleted systematically.

Doctors also advise that if you have prolonged dry cough that has become resistant to regular antibiotics; or if you always have night sweats even when the weather is cool; or if you develop mouth ulcers or genital herpes, go for HIV screening.
The online portal, health.com, also warns that if the colour of the nail changes, or if it thickens, splits or becomes discoloured with black or brown lines, HIV may be responsible.
As HIV courses through the body, Anyaegbuna says, the virus damages the nerves. It is then people start having tingling in the hands and feet — otherwise known as “peripheral neuropathy,” as you find among those who have diabetes.

Gynaecologists also warn that if, as a young or middle aged woman, you have fewer and lighter periods, it may be a manifestation of advanced HIV, which sometimes increases the incidence of menstrual irregularities.
Idoko agrees that those working in the field of HIV/AIDS need regular skills acquisition training. And in order to further equip resource persons, the Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with global bodies that include the World Health Organisation, holds regular stakeholders’ meetings, during which workers are trained to better understand relevant issues.

At one of such trainings in Lagos recently, a WHO official, Dr. Niyi Ogundiran, notes that the trainings aim to provide caregivers and those working in the field of HIV/AIDS practical knowledge about how to provide support for people living positively.

“The training also seeks to sharpen caregivers’ communications skills to enable them to provide appropriate guidance for people living with the virus,” Ogundiran says.
On the paucity of funds that tends to affect health care delivery in the country, Araoye advocates continued judicious utilisation of available resources in order to curb the spread of the disease.

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A 27-year-old graduate of Accountancy from Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Mr. Philip Urieh, was yesterday arraigned before an Asaba Chief Magistrate’s court on a four-count charge of impersonating Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State on the social networking site, Facebook, thereby defrauding some unsuspecting members of the public.

The charges read: that you, Philip Onos Urieh (male) and others at large sometime in January 2013 at Asaba in the Asaba magisterial district, conspired among yourselves to commit a felony to wit, defrauding members of the public by impersonating Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Governor of Delta State and thereby committed an offence punishable under sections 422 and 516 of the Criminal Code Law cap C.21 volume I, Laws of Delta State of Nigeria, 2006.

That you Philip Onos Urieh (male) sometime in January 2013 at Asaba in the Asaba magisterial district obtained by fake pretence the sum of N562,000 from one Alex Roy Omoni.
The sum of N2.8 million from one Felix Usih and the sum of N200,000 from one Jerry Odugula and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 419 of the criminal code law cap. C.21, volume 1, laws of Delta State of Nigeria, 2006.

That you, Philip Onos Urieh (male) sometime in January 2013 at Asaba in the Asaba magisterial district cheated Alex Roy Omoni, Felix Usih and Jerry Odugula of their monies by fraudulently tricking them to believe that you would link them up with the Delta State governor and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 421 of the criminal code law cap C.21 volume 1, laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.

That you, Philip Onos Urieh (male) sometime in January 2013 at Asaba in the Asaba magisterial district impersonated Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, governor of Delta State with intent to defraud and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 484 of the criminal code law cap 2.21 volume I, Laws of Delta State of Nigeria, 2006.

He pleaded not guilty to all the count charges and was, however, admitted on bail with stringent conductions.
He is to provide N500,000 plus a surety, who would either be in the local government, state or federal service, and not less than level 16.
The surety, according to the court, must swear to an affidavit of means, submit two passport photographs and also produce his pay slip.

Source: Vanguard
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Andrew Moran  
Andrew Moran could be charged with offences in Spain before being extradited to the UK.
Four people have been charged with helping an armed robber, who became one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, evade justice for four years.

Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, absconded during his trial in Burnley in 2009, and was detained after a pursuit by police in Spain in May.

Two women, 27 and 29, and two men, 27 and 39, were arrested on Tuesday following police raids in Manchester.  They are due to appear before Burnley Magistrates' Court later.

Simone Annette Moran, Jason Fitzgerald, both 27, of Edenbridge Drive, Radcliffe, have been charged with assisting an offender and money laundering alongside Gemma Harvieu, 29, of High Lane, Chorlton.
Leighton Craft, 39, of Parkhill, Prestwich, has been charged with lying to obtain a passport.

Moran was convicted in his absence of the armed robbery of Royal Mail guards in Lancashire in 2005. He is currently being held in Spain as Spanish police investigate separate charges against him.


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