18 January 2017

Nanny Charged With Assault After Burning Toddler With Curling Iron To Discipline Him

A nanny has been arrested after she allegedly burned a toddler with a hot curling iron to discipline him. Nosipho Nxumalo was caught on camera deliberately holding the iron against two-year-old Xander Persaud's skin, the tot's family claims.

Mum Angela Persaud, from Long Island, New York, says she noticed burns on her son's fingers and legs when she was giving him a bath.

She says she reviewed CCTV footage from her Nanny Cam and saw 21-year-old Nxumalo allegedly burning Xander with the curling iron.

Dead child found inside gutter in Calabar

Enemuo Nneka, who posted the photos on Facebook didn't disclose when or where the incident happened. She wrote.

"What a mother did to her daughter all because she wants to stop her from sucking her finger,is that not madness of d highest order?people shud pls desist from listening to advice of frienemies dat pretends to be friends,hearts of man d bible said is desperately wicked,u dont know if she harbors ill-feelings for u yet pretends to be a gud friend,it was her friend DAT adviced her to do such now see d result"

Photos: Mother burns little daughter's hand in attempt to stop her from sucking finger


Enemuo Nneka, who posted the photos on Facebook didn't disclose when or where the incident happened. She wrote.

"What a mother did to her daughter all because she wants to stop her from sucking her finger
,is that not madness of d highest order?people shud pls desist from listening to advice of frienemies dat pretends to be friends,hearts of man d bible said is desperately wicked,u dont know if she harbors ill-feelings for u yet pretends to be a gud friend,it was her friend DAT adviced her to do such now see d result" More photos after the cut..

Lightning kills 6 people at Zimbabwe funeral

On Sunday, Lightning struck and killed six people and left many others injured with severe burns at a funeral, which held in Binga District of Zimbabwe. According to Zim News, the people had taken shelter under a tree when a bolt of lightning struck, killing six people on the spot.
Speaking about the tragic incident, Chief Siachilaba from Binga said that they died while attending his late sister’s funeral at her homestead when the tragedy struck.

He said when it started raining, some of the people attending the funeral took shelter under the tree which was later struck by lightning.

Bank Partners Abia Govt On Sanitation


Sterling Bank Plc has partnered the Abia State Government to keep Umuahia, the state capital and its environs, clean as part of efforts to improve the environmental and sanitary conditions of the state.

The Tide learnt that the bank in Abia State, over the years, has not only been talking about keeping the environment clean, but has been working the talk in Umuahia and Aba.


Penultimate Saturday, members of staff of the bank left the comforts of their offices to areas perceived as the dirtiest parts of the two major cities in the state, especially Isi-Gate in Umuahia and worked to the admiration of the residents.


Speaking after the exercise, which lasted from 7:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m, with all the bank staffers in the state in attendance, Regional Business Executive, South-East 1 of the bank, Ubong Isong, disclosed that Sterling was partnering with the state government through the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) to keep the state clean under its Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM).


He said that by doing that, the bank creates awareness for the people to keep their environment clean.


Isong, son of a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, the late Dr Clement Isong, revealed that apart from keeping the environment clean and equally creating awareness for people to do the same, stated that through the programme, Sterling Bank has helped small and medium industries in Aba and Abia State as a whole to grow by buying all the kits and equipment used in the exercise from local manufacturers.


“The environmental kits we give out during the sanitation exercise were hitherto imported, but we now buy them locally from manufacturers in Aba and even distribute to other states,” he said, adding that it was a way of encouraging local manufacturers.


On the impact of the exercise, which the bank that has been in operation in the state for the past 10 years, had carried out periodically over the years, Isong said: “We’ve taken stock about the impact of the exercise and this has given us the urge to continue. In fact, when we decided to come to Umuahia this time around, the people of Aba were crying, asking us why we were moving it because they so much enjoyed what we did when we were there last time.


“But we will touch everywhere in the state to create the awareness so that people will see the need to keep their environment clean all over the state and that is why we are in Isi-Gate (Umuahia) this time around and we will be alternating it”.


The regional business executive said it was not only through environmental exercise that Sterling Bank gives bank to society.


His words: “We do not give back to society through the environmental exercise alone, there are several other things we do. But this one is special to us; we keep this one very close to our hearts, so we are very dedicated in this. For instance, we donated incubators to some hospitals; we are involved in so many other things all over the country. But this one, Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM) is very dare to us and we do it in 15 locations simultaneously across the country”.


The Manager of the bank in Abia, Damian Onyebara, said that the spectacular thing about this quarter’s exercise was that it was the first time of bringing it to Umuahia, having concentrated in Aba all these while.

“And, of course, again this one is unique because the Speaker of the state House of Assembly is here and the corps members are also involved,” he pointed out.

Friends take photos of dying student thinking she was doing the #DeadPose challenge

A South African girl who wanted to be a medical doctor, was about to perform the viral #DeadPose challenge for her friends when she suffered a seizure and died, while her friends cheered and took pictures of her, thinking that she was doing it well.

According to Live Monitor, the 19-year-old student, identified as Tshidi Ngwenya had earlier posted a series of pictures performing the challenge, before deciding to make it a reality to perform the pose

Staff of Total Nigeria accused of abusing his wife of 10 years



According to Facebook user, Beks Asu who shared the photos, a staff of Total Plc, Port Harcourt, who has been married to his wife, Preye for 10 years and have 3 children inflicted the wounds above on her. He revealed that, the woman has been a victim of domestic violence more than a dozen times. He wrote;


"Fellow Nigerians , see how a staff of Total Nigeria in Port
Harcourt brutalized his wife Preye, a staff of Federal
Airport Authority also in Portharcourt. The 10 year old
marriage is blessed with 3 kids and Preye has been a
victim of domestic violence over a dozen times."

We discovered 130 ghost primary school teachers — Abia govt

Abia State government said it has discovered 130 ghost primary school teachers in its pay roll even as teachers were reluctant to return to school after Christmas holidays.

The teachers insisted that they would be paid their arrears of salary which run between four to seven months.

The government also said that about 300 Local Government employees were discovered to have entered the service with fake certificates.

The State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Obinna Oriaku who disclosed this at the weekend, also said that 3000 staff of the LGA were absent at the biometric exercise where these discoveries were made.

Oriaku also spoke on the readiness of the government to commence disbursement of the N5.3 billion Paris Club refund money meant for arrears of workers’ salaries and pensioners.

According to him, the Auditor General of the Local Government has been mandated to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the disturbing menace of prevalent level of ghost workers in the State with a view to bringing the culprits to book.

He announced that the government has begun the process of disbursing the money just as organized labour in the State has called on the relevant banks to immediately pay out the money to workers and pensioners.

Oriaku said extra N700 million would be sourced to augment the N5.3 billion to help pay some months of arrears owed workers and pensioners.

According to the Abia State chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe, the committee that handled the disbursement decided that primary school teachers, staff of Health Management Board, Staff of Abia State Polytechnic that are owed 11 months and staff of
ASUBEB will be paid 2 months from the money.

He also announced that civil servants would be paid one month alongside their 2016 leave allowances. He said that Labour is pained by the hardship Abia workers are going through due to no fault of theirs.

The NLC chairman also urged the government to immediately commence disbursement of the money into the accounts of the workers and pensioners so that they could make use of the money to solve some their problems. 

17 January 2017

Angry youths beat notorious thief to death in Bayelsa state (photos)

According to Facebook user, Sam Patrick Dogtimi who shared the photos, the thief, Don D, who is well known in Twon Brass, Bayelsa state was caught robbing a store and was beaten to death by angry youths. He wrote;

Photos: UNIMAID lecturer, Dr. Babagoni Shettima injured, son dies in University of Maiduguri suicide bombing

Dr Babagoni Shettima, a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri, was injured in the suicide bombing that occurred at the University of Maiduguri in the early hours of Monday, January 16th. He is currently receiving treatment at the hospital. 


Sadly, he lost one of his sons in the blast. He was laid to rest yesterday in Gwange, Borno State. More photos after the cut.