Month: May 2015
A young Ghanaian girl identified as Blandine (pictured above) was on May 25th electrocuted to death after the power bank she was using to charge her phone got stuck on her skin and electrocuted her. According to reports from Dumsor, Ghana, the girl was chatting with a friend when she fell asleep and placed the power bank she was using to charge her phone around her breast region. She had connected the power bank to an electricity source so it can charge when power is restored. As power was restored to her area, their was a power surge, the power bank got heated and got stuck on her skin, electrocuting her to death. Her parents found her dead. So sad! Pic of the deceased after the cut
This is what the IV sent out for the inauguration tomorrow looks like. Spotted it on Twitter. Have you gotten yours? 🙂
A fundraising campaign to help Cameroon’s army battle Nigeria’s feared Boko Haram fighters has brought in more than 3 million euros and hundreds of tonnes of food, local media said on Wednesday.
Cameroon decided last August to fight Boko Haram after a series of incursions by the Islamist fighters in the far north of the country where 2 soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack earlier this month.
However, with corruption rife across Cameroon, the government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to ensure that the funds aren’t mismanaged and stolen by corrupt officials.
Hundreds of tonnes of food aid have also been donated to help the army since the beginning of the fundraising several weeks ago, it added.
Addressing fears that the funds could be misappropriated, the government said a special account has been opened for the funds.
Local media said President Paul Biya recently fired two army officers for embezzling food aid for the troops.
Nigeria’s military has claimed a series of victories over the group across the northeast since an offensive launched in February with support from Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
70-yr-old mother, son for robbery
By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—Men of Ogun State Special Anti Robbery Squad, led by Officer-in-Charge, Tijani Muhammed, have arrested three pastors and a herbalist for allegedly kidnapping a United State-based Nigerian in the state.
A 70-year-old woman, Monilola Lateef, her son, Modiu, and two others were also arrested for alleged armed robbery in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Parading the suspects, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, told newsmen that the three pastors and one herbalist belong to a five-man gang of kidnappers, who had been terrorising residents of Ijebu area of the state.
Adejobi said the suspects were arrested, Tuesday, at Ita-Marun, Ijebu Ode, by men of the state Anti-Robbery Squad.
He said the suspects, including Ganiyu Olaiya, Segun Makanjuola, Bisi Akinleye and Bayo Adekunle, were arrested for allegedly abducting a man who just retur-ned to the country from abroad.
According to him, the three Christian clerics and herbalist deceived their victim with an offer of spiritual assistance for certain personal problems he was having.
He said: “The fifth member of the gang lost his life during an exchange of fire with the police at their hideout.
“Police recovered one locally-made pistol loaded with cartridges and one Cherokee jeep with number plates LND 25 CE from the suspects.”
The police spokesman said the suspects kidnapped their victim after tricking him into their hideout.
He said 70-year-old Lateef was arrested along with the gang members for allegedly assisting his 35-year-old son, Modiu Lateef, who sustained gunshot injuries during an operation, to get treatment from a herbalist.
It’s been an exciting 24 hours in Australian politics with two movements for equality slowly starting to gain some traction for change:
- Joe Hockey (Federal Treasurer) has agreed to lobby the states and territories to make sanitary products exempt from GST thanks to an online petition with over 90,000 signatures (originally shared on this blog two and a half weeks ago at which time their were approximately 12,000 signatures). While this is a great first step in the right direction, historically similar past campaigns have not resulted in change. Let’s keep our fingers and toes crossed and keep sharing and encouraging sign ups to the petition here.
- Bill Shorten (Opposition Leader) has confirmed Labor will move a bill to legalise same-sex marriage next week after the Greens stated they would bring marriage equality up for debate in the Senate later this year.
Exciting times, it’s just about a decade late…
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Contributor, Ally Harris
Junior, Scotland High School
Athletics are a competitive area here at Scotland. Not only do athletes work hard for glory within their own sport, battle of the genders is also alive and well. Women have came a long way since fighting oppression and have proven themselves not only in society but also in athletics. Elite athletes such as Mia Hamm, Cat Osterman, Danica Patrick, and Serena Williams all dominate within their regions of athletics. Softball phenom Jennie Finch has struck out reputable MLB players like, Albert Pujols and Barry Bonds.
The Bagpipe sought insight from the coaches around Scotland’s campus about the differences when coaching girls compared to coaching boys, and it was interesting to hear how differently the idea of “girls vs boys” is viewed. Only a select few coaches at Scotland have had the opportunity to work with females on a competitive level outside the…
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