The burial of Robert Mugabe, the late former president of Zimbabwe has been postponed indefinitely.
The burial was earlier scheduled to hold on Sunday September 15th in Zimbabwe but its not likely to hold again as family members of the deceased ex-president confirmed the development to Zimlive.
According to Mugabe’s nephew, Leo Mugabe, who is also the family’s spokesman, Mugabe was a chief and he would be given a traditional burial. He said, “Mugabe was a chief and he will be buried in accordance with tradition. The chiefs have not told us where he will be buried, so it is not clear yet. I also don’t know”.
Mugabe died on Friday at the age of 95 in Singapore, where he was receiving medical treatment. Mugabe’s body is expected back in Zimbabwe on Wednesday.
The Lagos State Public Works Corporation has executed rehabilitation and palliative road works totaling 82,787.61 sqm at strategic sections on over 150 roads across the state.
The road repair intervention by the Lagos State Public Works is in actualization of the vision of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s administration to ensure free flow of vehicular movement with the removal of hindrances such as pot holes and other gridlock elements across the State.
The General Manager, Lagos State Public Works Corporation, Engr Olufemi Daramola, stated this while appreciating the support of Sanwo-Olu and His Deputy, Dr Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat in the last 100 days for revitalizing and motivating the corporation to execute its road maintenance mandate.
He said the relative ease of human and vehicular movement across the State has boosted socio-economic activities and job creation.
He stated that “In line with the Executive Order of His Excellency Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu which declared “Zero Tolerance on Potholes” within the metropolis, the Public Works Corporation has executed rehabilitation/palliative road works totalling 82,787.61 sqm at strategic sections on 150 roads in the State.
“The various palliative road works were done using materials such as Asphalt, Concrete Granite Boulders, Crushed Granite Stones and in some cases, Paving Stones to repair damaged road pavements and consequently provide comfort to motorist across the State in the last 100 days.”
He acknowledged that more roads still needs attention but reiterates that rehabilitation and maintenance of roads across the state is a continuous schedule with plan of intervention for different areas and road sections. In his words ‘We are not there yet, we will achieve more under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Sanwo-Olu”.
Some of the major strategic roads where rehabilitation works have been carried include Iju road, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ogudu Road, Kosofe, Town Planning Way, Mushin, Ikorodu Road: Maryland Independence Tunnel, Mile 12 inward Ketu axis, Kosofe, Oke-Afa-Ejigbo Road, Oshodi Isolo, Apongbon Round About, Marina in Lagos Island, Oba Akran Avenue, Aromire and Akilo Road in Ikeja, among other strategic roads.
The State also executed urgent palliative road works along Lekki-Epe Expressway, Itoikin Epe, Ikotun Ejigbo Road in Alimosho, Ikotun Ijegun road, Alimosho, Ikotun Egbe road- Alimosho, Iddo inward Idumota.
Researchers in the United Kingdom (UK) said eating chicken could put consumers at a higher risk of a rare form of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and prostate cancer in men.
The researchers from Oxford University in London published their findings in the ‘Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health’.
The findings showed that poultry intake was positively associated with risk for malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes. Melanomas typically occur in the skin, but may rarely occur in the mouth, intestines, or eye. On its part, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network spread throughout the body. In non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tumours develop from lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is more common than the other general type of lymphoma
The study involved tracking 475,000 middle-aged Britons over a period of eight years between 2006 and 2014.
Their diets were analysed alongside the diseases and illnesses they suffered and during the period, around 23,000 of them developed cancer.
The team said that the research carried out was an ‘association study,’ meaning that it only shows the correlation between eating chicken and the certain types of cancers linked with it, rather than investigating the reasons why.
“There are a number of factors that could cause this link,” the researchers said.
It could mean that the meat itself contains a carcinogen, but it could even come down to how the meat was cooked.
The ‘Daily Mail’ reported that up until now, chicken has been widely regarded as a healthy alternative to red meat, known to raise health risks including Bosom , prostate and colorectal cancer because of how the blood from the meat product is digested.
A 34-year-old Japanese man, Yusuke Taniguchi has been arrested for allegedly stealing the credit card information of over 1,300 people and using it to make purchases online.
According to police, Taniguchi worked the register part-time at a mall in Koto City and whenever a customer paid with their credit card, the suspect allegedly memorized their 16-digit-number, name, expiry date, and security code, all in the time it took to process their purchase, reports Japan Today.
Following Taniguchi’s arrest, police found a notebook containing the hundreds of names and numbers and are currently linking them to past incidents to determine the scope of his alleged crimes.
According to police, after the arrest, Taniguchi told them he usually pawned the items he purchased online for money, which he expended on food and rent.
In the incident which led to his arrest, the suspect had bought two shoulder bags valued at 270,000 yen ( about N911,718.72).
In March of this year, those bags were delivered to Taniguchi’s apartment, ultimately leading the police there along with them
Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has tackled Busola Dakolo, celebrity photographer, with respect to the rape charge made against him.
The cleric also disclosed that he is yet to receive any court document as being reported in the news.
Busola, wife of Timi Dakolo, Nigerian singer, had accused Fatoyinbo of raping her on two occasions when she was a teenager.
In a summon document issued by the federal high court sitting in Abuja on September 6, and seen by TheCable on Monday, the cleric was asked to appear in court within 14 days.
The document also carries a vivid description of the charges levelled against the COZA pastor.
One of the claims she made in the suit was that Fatoyinbo “forcefully pushed her unto a couch close to the front door of her house, pinned her to the couch, undressed her, caressed her body, fondled her breasts, exposed his genitals to her glare, forcing a bottle of soda (Krest) down her throat thereby making her breathing difficult.”
Busola through Pelumi Olajengbesi & Co., her lawyer, is seeking the order of the court to compel Fatoyinbo to publish a clearly worded apology to her on the front page of at least two national newspapers and two national televisions for seven days running consecutively, among others.
The COZA pastor, however, took to his Instagram page on Monday evening to hit back at her, saying she should stop telling lies.
“I normally would not respond to news. But will do so only this time. Allow me to respond in Pidgin English: ‘Stop lying up an dan,’” he wrote.
“We have heard the latest report. We have not received any court document and if we do, we would respond accordingly because we have utmost respect for the law.”
Big Brother Naija 2019 housemates, on Monday, nominated fellow housemates for possible eviction next week.
Biggie had last week changed the nomination process.
He said the nomination will not be in groups as housemates will go to the ‘diary room to nominate other housemates’.
However, Omashola, who was nominated but had the veto power card, replaced himself with Seyi.
The housemates up for possible eviction this week are Tacha, Mike, Seyi, Khafi.
Here is how the housemates voted:
Seyi – Khafi and Tacha
Mercy- Omashola and Khafi
Frodd- Mike and Ike
Omashola- Mercy and Tacha
Tacha- Seyi and Mike
Khafi- Seyi and Mercy
Mike- Omashola and Tacha
Ike – Diane and Khafi
Diane- Omashola and Mike
Elozonam- Frodd and Tacha
Cindy- Diane and Ike
Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola on Monday, September 9, 2019, said she did not demand any monetary compensation in the suit filed by her at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The photographer had recently sued the Founder of Commowealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, at the FCT High Court after an alleged sexual assault by Fatoyinbo when she was 17.
The clarification was made by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi in a statement obtained by newsmen in Abuja.
According to Pelumi, the N10m quoted by the media is the cost of the action carried out by her lawyers, to wit, litigation fee.
He said: “Following the misinformation being circulated in print and social media on the pending suit filed by our client, it has become imperative to address and clarify the true state of affairs.
“The Nigeria Police Force is still investigating the allegation of rape made by our client against the person of Biodun Fatoyinbo.
“In furtherance of the Police investigation, the suspect (Biodun Fatoyinbo) was confronted by the complainant (our client) on September 5, 2019 at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Abuja, during an investigation conference presided over by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mike Ogbizi.
“The Police therefore has not taken anyone to court.
“However, our client, in furtherance of her civil rights, and in line with constitutional provisions, filed a civil suit against Biodun Fatoyinbo on September 6, 2019.
“The civil suit is independent of the criminal allegations and/or investigation of the Police.
“The suit has been the subject of several news headlines, albeit with a lot of misleading information. This missive is aimed at clarifying the misinformation and setting the records straight.
“First, our client filed the civil suit against Biodun Fatoyinbo on September 6, 2019 at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and not the Federal High Court, as widely reported.
“As at the time of filing the suit, the same was yet to be assigned to a judge for hearing.
“Secondly, the court did not issue any summons on our client and the fourteen (14) days given to the defendant (Biodun Fatoyinbo), within which to enter appearance to the writ of summons commences from the date of personal service of said suit on the person of Biodun Fatoyinbo and this certainly will be after the matter has been assigned to a judge.
“Thirdly, our client has not sought any monetary damages and/or compensation against Biodun Fatoyinbo in her reliefs.
“This is because our client’s reason for filing the civil suit against Biodun Fatoyinbo is, inter alia, for the court to make pronouncements on her rights as well as Biodun’s liabilities and also, to help other victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse gain the courage to confront their abusers, no matter how highly placed they may be.
“Importantly, the N10m quoted by the media is the cost of the action carried out by her lawyers, to wit, litigation fee.
“Finally, we would like to state that it is against the ethics of the legal profession to make statements on the substance of the matter that is still pending in court.
“In view of this, we cannot make statements on other important issues surrounding the action.”
The mother of three claimed that the resultant effect of the rape affected her marriage.
However, Busola Dakolo revealed in graphic details how Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo was ruthless and unremorseful during the period he raped her.