Mothers sell their breast milk on Facebook

Women in the UK and U.S are selling their breast milk online, despite serious concerns that it could be harmful for babies.

Mothers are using community forums, including Facebook, to make some quick cash out of their extra milk.

Buying breast milk is tempting to new parents struggling to express their own, as it provides babies with better protection against illnesses and allergies compared to formula

Apple loses tablet copyright appeal against Samsung

Apple has lost its appeal against a ruling that cleared rival Samsung of copying its registered designs for tablet computers, in a decision which could end the two firms legal dispute on the subject across Europe.

The worlds two leading smartphone makers are fighting over patents, both for smartphones and for tablets like Apples iPad, in courts around the world


Oshiomhole sacks 20 teachers for absenteeism

TWENTY teachers of three schools who were absent from their duty posts when Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole paid unscheduled visits to the schools have been dismissed.

Oshiomhole who disclosed this during an unscheduled visit to Asoro Primary School, Emokpae Model Primary School, Western Boys High School, George Idah Model School and Esonere Primary School in Benin City also ordered deductions from the salaries of some teachers who got to their schools after the 8 a.m. resumption time

Terry will not appeal against racist abuse ban

Chelseas John Terry will not appeal against his four-match ban and 220,000-pound fine for racially insulting Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, the player said in a statement on Thursday.

Terry, 31, was found guilty by a Football Association (FA) tribunal of using a racial slur towards Ferdinand during a Premier League match at Loftus Road in October 2011.

The centre back was acquitted in a court of law for the same offence and always maintained his innocence but apologised on Thursday for the language he used in his altercation with Ferdinand.

European champions Chelsea released a statement saying they had taken disciplinary action against the former England captain, but did not reveal the details of any additional punishment.

After careful consideration, I have decided not to appeal against the FA judgment, Terry said.

I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the language I used in the game against Queens Park Rangers last October.

Although Im disappointed with the FA judgment, I accept that the language I used, regardless of the context, is not acceptable on the football field or indeed in any walk of life.

The Chelsea captain will now miss Saturdays match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, as well as two matches against Manchester United, including a League Cup tie, and a trip to Swansea City.

Terry, whose defence was described by the FA commission that banned him as improbable, implausible and contrived had two weeks to study the full written reasons for the decision.

Chelsea welcomed his decision to let the matter lie and said they were imposing their own sanctions on the player.

Chelsea Football Club believes John Terry has made the correct decision by not appealing against the FA judgment relating to language he used at the QPR match last October, the club said in a statement on their website (www.chelseafc.com).

Chelsea also appreciates, and supports, Johns full apology for the language he used. The club firmly believes such language is not acceptable and fell below the standards expected of John as a Chelsea player.

The Board has conducted its own investigation into the matter, and considered the various issues involved. The Board has taken further disciplinary action in addition to the four-match suspension and £220,000 fine imposed by the FA. In accordance with our long-standing policy, that disciplinary action will remain confidential.

Chelsea enjoys support all over the world. We have players and supporters from many different countries and cultures and our club is committed to eradicating all forms of discriminatory behaviour. John is fully committed to continue supporting that ongoing work.


How NDLEA Discovered 2.472kg Drugs In Jewelry

THE plans by one Oluigboka Emmanuel Chukwuemeka to become rich overnight has ended up in detention, as he has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in connection with 2.472kg of cocaine hidden inside jewelry.

The 33-year-old suspect, according to the anti-narcotic agency, arrived from Brazil aboard a KLM flight and was intercepted at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

Benue State plans Resettlement of flood victims

IN a bid to reduce the sufferings of flood victims, the Benue Government has planned a joint partnership with the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to purchase houses to resettle some of the displaced persons in the state.

Meanwhile, the Zonal Coordinator, North-Central Zone, Jos, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Adulsalam Mohammed has disclosed that six councils in Benue State were most affected by the disaster.

Governor Gabriel Suswam who made the statement during the donation of relief material by the Sir, Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation at Government House, Makurdi assured that those who lost farmland would also be compensated financially.

He however expressed fears of imminent food shortage and appealed to the Federal Government as well as the international community to aid the State in this direction.

Suswam while expressing appreciation to the foundation for the donation promised that it would not be diverted to other uses but would be distributed directly to the flood victims across the state.

Britain blocks extradition of alleged NASA hacker to U.S

BRITISH computer hackers decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. over alleged breaches of military and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) networks ended in success on Tuesday, as the UK government ruled he was unfit to face charges there.

Players desert Enyimba as cash crisis rocks team

OFFICIALS of Enyimba Football Club of Aba have gone bowl in hand trying to see how to resolve the cash crunch that is threatening to derail the teams plans for next season.

An official of the team told The Guardian yesterday that the team is in danger of being caught unprepared for the new season, which begins on December 1 due to lack of funds to begin preparations for the season.

He revealed that the club owes some of the players arrears of sign-on fees and other entitlements, adding that some of the stars have started deserting the team for greener environments

Senate Okays life sentence for terrorists

Battle against terrorism got legislative boost Wednesday as the Senate passed the amended version of the Anti-terrorism Bill forwarded by the Executive. The bill endorsed a life sentence for terrorists.

Presenting the report of the Joint Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters and Drugs, Narcotics, Financial Crimes and Anti-Corruption, the Chairman, Senator Mohammed Magoro, said the committee endorsed that the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) will be the co-ordinating body for counter-terrorism measures in the country; this is to ensure timely and well-co-ordinated response by all law enforcement and security agencies which are to continue to perform their statutory roles with respect to counter-terrorism and other violent acts in the country.

The bill also touches on offences against Internationally-Protected Persons. According to the version that was passed, the offences covered such as financing of terrorism and acts preparatory to or in furtherance of an act of terrorism; being an accessory to any offence under this Act; contributing to the commission of any act of terrorism have now been expressly provided for.

The punishment for the offences have been made more stringent as some attract life imprisonment, others attract up to 10 years imprisonment depending on the magnitude.

The committee noted that the absence of a national co-ordinator had affected collaboration among security agencies fighting terrorism.

The amendments were passed by the chamber.

Besides, as the National Assembly begins deliberations on the 2013 budget proposal, the Senate has resolved to tackle the Executive over issues relating to the nations revenue.

Also on the war-path with the Executive over the budget is All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), which has carpeted President Goodluck Jonathan for not making enough budgetary allocation to the agricultural sector.

The ANPP accused President Jonathan of treating with levity the claim that he is not paying attention to food security in the 2013 budget proposal.

In a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Emma Eneukwu, the ANPP is appalled that the agricultural sector got a mere two per cent of the 2013 budgetary proposals.


Obama triumphs over Romney in post-debate polls

A MUCH more aggressive President Barack Obama showed up to the second presidential debate Tuesday, which at times devolved into angry crosstalk with Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Obama won the nights presidential debate by narrow margins in two surveys taken immediately after the 90-minute town-hall forum ended.

10 Most Important Marriage Rules You Should Follow

Every married person knows to be faithful, stay truthful and be there for her partner through good times and badtheyre in the wedding vows, after all.

But most seasoned couples would admit that some unspoken rules are vital for getting past rough patches and growing stronger as a couple. Here, experts share 10 of the less apparent (but just as important) marriage rules to live by

How Armed Robbers Disguise As Beggars to Rob Innocent Nigerians

Armed robbers in some parts of Lagos State now disguise as beggars to rob their victims of valuables.

It was learnt that they usually pretend to be beggars and target mostly lone occupants of posh cars and dispossess them of their valuable items such as laptops, phones and money


14-Year-old Boy Steals and Sells Mother’s Jewellery to Pay for his Trips to a Brothel

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with theft in Germany after pawning his mother’s jewellery to fund visits to a brothel. The boy had exchanged the jewellery worth between 2,000 and 3,000 euros ($2,500-$3,800) for 300 euros ($380) before paying for himself and a friend to visit a brothel in the German city of Karlsruhe, German police said.
Police spokesman, Ralf Minet, said the boy admitted the theft, and that the mother was pressing charges while

25-year old human parts dealer nabbed in Lagos

Uneasy calm now pervades the air as residents of Shagamu Road, Ikorodu, Lagos, are still in shock over the recent arrest of a 25-year-old man who specialises in exhuming and selling human parts for rituals.
Frail looking Rahaman Abdul was caught with a fresh human head in a cemetery along Shagamu Road Ikorodu.
Confirming the shocking news, which threw residents of the area into confusion, Mr. Ade Bayo, who claims to be the personal assistant to the vice chairman of Ikorodu Local Government Area squealed that before Abdul was arrested on that fateful day, the security men at the cemetery had always complained bitterly on how they usually find the cemetery in bad shape with body parts littered around the vicinity almost every morning


First-ever planet with four suns discovered

An international team of astronomers have announced the discovery of a planet whose skies are illuminated by four suns - the first known of its type.

The planet, located about 5,000 light years from Earth, has been dubbed PH1 in honor of Planet Hunters, a programme led by Yale University in the United States which enlists volunteers to look for signs of new planets.

PH1 is orbiting two suns, and in turn is orbited by a second distant pair of stars. Only six planets are

NYSC rejects illiterate graduates

Three graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology mobilised to participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme have shown lack of competence and intelligence level expected of genuine degree holders, Blueprint learnt last night.

In education circles, questions are being asked over the competence of the university and indeed other institutions of learning.

The three corps members are

Daredevil Skydiver Breaks the Speed of Sound

If there is anything you really don’t want done, don’t dare Felix, the guy can try anything. And for people who say the sky is the limit, the sky proved no limit for Felix Baumgartner.
The Austrian daredevil, Felix Baumgartner rose to the edge of space on Sunday 128,100 feet, or 24 miles, above the Earth, before plunging faster than the speed of sound


Another death by police brutality? This was the question that forced angry youth to barricade the Lagos Roundabout and all entrances leading to Magaji Garin Police Station of Kaduna state, protesting the death of a Print Technician who was allegedly killed by a policeman. Even commuters, commercial motorcyclists and residents of the area ran helter skelter for cover as the angry youth displayed green leaves, demanding immediate justice over the killing of an innocent citizen

Patience is back

The wife of the Nigerian President, Dame Patience Jonathan has arrived the country after being away for about two months.

Mrs Jonathan denied having been hospitalised in Germany.

The First Lady was speaking on her arrival in the country after being away for two months, insisted that there was no truth in the rumour that she was undergoing treatment for an ailment


A Pregnant widow, mother of two Commits Suicide

It was indeed a double tragedy for the people of Emu village, in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State when one of their own, a 38-year-old pregnant widow and mother-of-two, Mrs. Juliet Omoroge committed suicide by hanging.
The deceased, who was a widow and a big-time supplier of palm oil, hung herself with a rope on the ceiling fan of her room.
An eye witness, who identified himself as Moses Okpako, narrated to the press how the dead body of Juliet was discovered. According to him,

2013: Presidency to Spend N654m on Generators

While President Goodluck Jonathan and members of his team go about telling Nigerians that they are improving electricity supply in the country, the Presidency is billed to spend a whooping N654.02 million on generators in 2013.

Budget details reveal that the State House Quarters has a provision of

Fela’s Home Turns To Kalakuta Republic Museum By Lagos Govt

The Lagos State Government has turned the house of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, into a museum to promote cultural heritage and mark the 74th birthday of the legendary musician.

Inside the museum located at 8, Gbemisola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, to be managed by Total Consult, are Fela's trademark items like dresses, shoes and household materials. The dresses are about 3,000

Drunk man finds his car two years after forgetting where he parked it

A man in southern Germany has been reunited with his car two years after forgetting where he parked, Bavarian police said on Thursday.

After a night of drinking in December 2010 and an unsuccessful search the next day, the vehicle's owner reported his car as missing to the Munich police.

19 Women Allegedly Raped in Benue IDP’s Camps

No fewer than 19 young girls have been reportedly raped at four of the designated resettlement camps established for flood victims in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Vanguard Newspaper investigations revealed that rape cases has become a daily occurrence in the four official camps spread across the state capital for flood victims

At Last Police IG Receives Farouk Lawan Bribery Scandal Video

Following intense pressure from Nigerians and international anti-corruption watch dogs, the federal government is set to do the right thing in the $620,000 fuel subsidy bribery scandal that rocked the House of Representatives.

The inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has now received the video tape of the bribery transaction involving Hon. Farouk Lawal, former Chairman, House of Reps Probe Panel, from the State Security Service, SSS, to help in the prosecution.

This was sequel to the directive by

Ex- Eagles goalie Rufai slumps, rushed to hospital

FORMER Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai, slumped on Monday night in his office.

He was rushed to Toki hospital in Surulere, where he is receiving medical attention.

One of his brothers told The Nation that the former Go-Ahead Eagles safe hand complained about some discomfort and needed to walk around.

The brother followed him moments later, only to find Rufai on the floor.

He raised an alarm and neighbours helped in rushing the ex- international goalkeeper to the hospital.

Police Rescues from kidnappers a 5yr old Girl who they intend selling abroad

Zamfara State Police Command has said that two suspected members of a syndicate that specialized in kidnapping and trading in human parts have been killed during a raid on their hideout.
Malam Usman Gwary, Zamfara State Commissioner of Police stated on Monday at a press briefing in Gusau, the state capital that a 5-year-old girl was rescued in

D’Banj Emerges Best African Act at 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards

Nigerian superstar, D’Banj has been named the Best African Act of the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, having received the most votes from fans across sub-Saharan Africa


Lawyer defend’s a Dog in Court

A judge in Georgia has appointed a lawyer to defend a pit bull that could be euthanized for attacking a neighbor's 5-year-old child, a court official said on Friday.

The dog's owner surrendered the animal, named Kno, to Effingham County, north of Savannah, last summer after it was accused of severely injuring the child

Mother jailed for supergluing her child's hand to wall

A Texas judge has sentenced a mother who superglued her toddlers hands to a wall to 99 years in prison, local media reported Saturday.

During the September 2011 assault on her two-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Escalona also beat the girl into a coma, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The 23-year-old mother of five had pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.

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Sleeping on duty...................Hehe
but i taught that this men were mean't to be on guard in other to protect lives and property or could it be that the hunter has become the hunted

Life after death? Surgeon sparks new debate

For some people, life ends here on earth and when people die, the other life they enjoy is inside their graves.
But believers in the Christian and Islamic faiths hold otherwise: the way we live here dictates whether we enjoy heaven in the afterlife or are condemned to eternal damnation, known as hell.

In the USA, a neuro-surgeon has sparked a fresh debate over the issue in this report by AFP's Robert MacPherson. After reading, make your own comment.

Eban Alexander's quick trip to heaven started with a headache.

It was November 2008 and a rare bacterial meningitis was fast on its way to shutting down the University of Virginia neurosurgeon's neocortex the part of the brain that deals with sensory perception and conscious thought


A Truck Pusher Stabs Prostitute to Death

A 22-year-old truck pusher, identified as Samuel Akuro, is now in the hospital under the watchful eyes of the police for allegedly stabbing a female prostitute to death in the oil-rich city of Warri, Delta State.

The suspect, it was gathered, also stabbed himself out of fear of the mob, when it dawned on him that his victim had died.

The incident started when the truck pusher visited a brothel along Okere road and approached two ladies, who separately turned him down.

Sources disclosed that the prostitutes refused Samuel because he did not have money, though he was well known as a regular customer.

Unperturbed, Samuel, it was learnt, relocated to another brothel at No 26, two buildings away from the first one where his advances were again rejected until he saw the deceased, who had been his regular customer and had also rejected his move.

It was at this stage that Samuel became angry and drew a bottle, broke it and stabbed the girl (whose identity was yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report). When he realized that the girl was dying and there was a surging crowd advancing towards the hotel, Samuel, afraid of being mobbed, stabbed himself with the aim of committing suicide, a security source disclosed.

It was learnt that the stabbed prostitute was later rushed to the Warri Central Hospital where she gave up the ghost while doctors and nurses were battling to save her.

The suspect was apprehended by security men from A Division Police, Warri, and was taken to the Warri Central Hospital for treatment.

During a visit to the Hospital on Friday the suspect was hand-cuffed to a stretcher as a result of his violent nature.

It was gathered that Samuel Akuro, the truck pusher, who lives alone in Warri after the relocation of his parents to the village, had attempted killing himself in the past, but was rescued from the river he jumped into.

Looking restless, Samuel Akuro, who hails from Ewu in Ughelli South Local Government Area, said he did not know what came over him on the day he stabbed the prostitute to death.

I wanted to kill myself that day, but at the river, I was rescued. I later went to the hotel at Okere road because the girls have been eating my money. I found myself in this hospital where I was told that I stabbed a girl to death at the hotel.

I don't know how it happened and if a man of God should come here now, he will know that something is wrong with me, he said at the Warri Central hospital before he was transferred to the Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara.

Oba of Benin→Sends Thugs with arms to Beat-up Teacher for flogging his Grand-daughter

Teachers of the Federal Government Girls Secondary School in Benin City, have threatened to down tools over an attack on some of them by some suspected thugs. It was gathered that the suspected hoodlums invaded the school Monday and manhandled some teachers over the alleged flogging of a student in the school by one of the teachers. 

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Nigerian Hawk-hogan




Gambian President cures more HIV patients with his secret herbs

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said that dozens of HIV/AIDS patients in the tiny West African state have been cured using his secret concoction of boiled herbs.
Jammeh first announced he had found a natural remedy to cure AIDS in 2007, stirring anger among Western medical experts who claimed he was giving false hope to the sick.

"Who am I to expect that everybody would praise me," Jammeh said in a state television broadcast on Sunday evening, announcing that 68 patients had been cured and discharged from a treatment center.

"Just as the Prophet Mohammed prevailed and established Islam (...)I also prevailed to cure HIV/AIDS to the point that 68 are being discharged today," he said.


Lesbianism finds a fertile ground in Calabar

Mrs. Janet Ishi of Orok Orok Street, Calabar, capital of Cross River State, is currently a worried woman. The source of her bother is her eldest daughter, Eno, whose sexual preference is less than conventional. Eno is a member of the city's growing tribe of lesbians. And they are found everywhere-civil service, army, police as well as secondary and tertiary institutions. Queen, a dark-skinned beauty said that lesbians usually seek partners among teenage secondary school, polytechnic and university students. Places like Halls 8 and 9 (Winnie Mandela Hall), Female Medical Students' Hostel and the School of Nursing Hostel-all at the University of Calabar; Cross River University of Technology female hostel, Federal Government Girls' College hostels and  female hostels in private schools are pools where lesbians go to fish.

Ufot, a 19-year-old girl Law student, told this magazine that several girls approached her at the University of Calabar's Winnie Mandela Hostel, but she rejected their overtures. However, while visiting Abuja during a semester break, she was introduced to lesbianism. "My sister's neighbour kept coming to our room to woo me each time my sister was out. She was the one that bought this Nokia X3 phone for me and often gives me money. Each time I made a move to return to school, she would weep and discourage me from going back. It was when she travelled that I left Abuja," she said.

Photos of Man With No Face, Fears His Unborn Child Will Look Like Him

A FATHER-to-be has spoken for the first time about living with NO FACE and how hes terrified he has passed his condition onto his unborn child.
Mohammad Latif Khatana, 32, from Kashmir, India, cannot see or work due to the severe creases on his face

U.N. chief duped by prank call from fake Canadian PM

A pair of Canadian radio comedians said on Thursday it took them less than an hour to get U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the phone during international diplomacy's busiest week - by pretending to be Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Ban was between meetings at the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Wednesday when he took a phone call from Quebec comedy duo "The Masked Avengers," famous for tricking celebrities and politicians.

Man dies after winning cockroach-eating contest

A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Edward Archbold was among 20 to 30 contestants participating in Friday night's "Midnight Madness" event at Ben Siegel Reptiles in Deerfield Beach, authorities said.

Nobel for the boy who was told he would never make a scientist

As a struggling 15-year-old, he was told by a teacher that even to think about a career as a scientist would be "a sheer waste of time". He came last out of 250 boys in his year for biology and was in the bottom set for every other science subject.

Prosecutor arrested after weed fell from his pocket in court

A New Orleans city attorney was arrested for possession of marijuana and suspended from his job after a joint tumbled from his pocket in front of police in court.

Jason Cantrell, 43, assistant city attorney, was issued a summons for simple possession of marijuana on Monday afternoon after a marijuana cigarette fell to the floor in Orleans Parish magistrate court, New Orleans Police spokesman Frank Robertson said.

Lucky Norway family wins national lottery three times

Each time the 29-year old petrol station attendant from tiny Austevoll island off Norway's west coast gives birth, someone in her family wins the national lottery.

"This is completely insane... we don't even play the lottery that often," Oksnes said only days after the family collected 12.2 million crowns ($2.12 million) with their third lottery win in six years.


Lost diaries help solve "young Mona Lisa" mystery

A package of diaries said to have been posted to the United States from Britain in the 1960s could provide a vital clue to the origin of a controversial portrait presented in Geneva last month as Leonardo da Vinci's original "Mona Lisa."

But in a twist typical of the intrigue-prone world of art, the diaries -- notes by early 20th century British connoisseur and collector Hugh Blaker -- disappeared and the Washington address they were sent to seems never to have existed.

"Those papers could well provide the key to pushing back the provenance of this version of the 'Mona Lisa' by at least 150 years," Robert Meyrick, an academic and expert on the largely forgotten Blaker.

And, of course, to helping establish if the so-called "Isleworth" variant of the world's most famous painting in the Paris Louvre could indeed be an earlier -- and priceless -- portrayal by Leonardo of the enigmatic, smiling lady.

Blaker, an unsuccessful painter who as a museum curator and dealer had a reputation for recognizing lost Old Masters, found and bought the "younger Mona Lisa" in 1913 -- in, he later said, a nobleman's country house in Somerset in western England.

Sure it was a real Leonardo, he kept it at his home in the London suburb of Isleworth -- giving it its informal identity tag -- until it passed to his sister Jane on his death in 1936.

But Blaker told no one the name of the country house or of the seller. Meyrick, who was invited to the Geneva presentation to talk about the bachelor connoisseur, is keen to solve that mystery for a biography he plans to write.


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This mans' wife bought iron pampas for her husband.
And he joyfully wears it, he even some times shows it to his his friends.
(bro's them if you your wife buy this kind burglary for, you go gree wear am talk true)

Halik Becomes the First Person in the World to Survive Without a Heart or Pulse

A 37-year-old man from Czech Republic recently became the first man to live without a heart for six months.
Jakub Halik, a former firefighter lived without a pulse for six months after undergoing pioneering surgery in April when doctors removed his heart and replaced it with mechanical pumps, according to The Sun.
On April 3rd, Halik became the second man to undergo the revolutionary procedure after the first patient, Craig Lewis, died a few weeks after surgery in Texas in 2011. The father-of-one had been in peak physical condition until he collapsed and doctors found an aggressive tumor growing inside his heart.

Biafra War: Igbo Leaders Deceived Their People →Ofeimun

Poet, literary and social critic Mr Odia Ofeimun has said Biafran war leaders should be sent to the Nuremberg Trial for crime against humanity.

He said those leaders are supposed to be tried for deceiving the Igbos to fight a war they were not prepared for.

Ofeimun said this yesterday at Freedom Park, Lagos while reacting to the controversy stirred by Chinua's Achebe's latest war memoir, There Was A Country.

Ofeimun was a guest at the Book Party organised by The Committee For Relevant Art, CORA.

According to him, "the Igbo leaders who deceived their people to fight the civil war without arms and ammunition should be tried for crimes against humanity. They were not prepared for the war, yet they made use of their propaganda machine to deceive the igbos to fight the war.
They didn't tell their people the true situation of things. Chief Obafemi Awolowo met Odumegwu Ojukwu and told him, 'My friend you are not prepared for the war."
Odia also said Achebe is too serious a writer to be involved in such a controversy., adding that the author of the popular novel, Things Fall Apart, left so many things unsaid in the book.

In his latest book, Achebe claims that former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, retd., and the then Federal Commissioner for Finance, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, used starvation as a weapon of war which caused the death of over two million Igbo people.

Heres an excerpt from the book that has stirred the heated debate:

Police Brutality: Court Grants Journalist ₦100M for Assault

Nearly three years after being assaulted and battered by men of the Nigerian Police Force and officials of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in Abuja, a senior reporter with TheNEWS Magazine / PM News, Mr. Desmond Utomwen, has been awarded the sum of N100 million as damages against the bank by an Abuja High Court.

Mr. Utomwen, supported by the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, had dragged the bank and the Nigeria Police Force before the court for battering and assaulting him while officially investigating a protest at the Area 3, Garki branch of the bank by some customers who had accused the bank of inexplicable and irregular withdrawals via ATM from their accounts domiciled at the bank on Friday, December 11, 2009

Police Brutality: Court Grants Journalist ₦100M for Assault

Nearly three years after being assaulted and battered by men of the Nigerian Police Force and officials of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in Abuja, a senior reporter with TheNEWS Magazine / PM News, Mr. Desmond Utomwen, has been awarded the sum of N100 million as damages against the bank by an Abuja High Court.

Mr. Utomwen, supported by the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, had dragged the bank and the Nigeria Police Force before the court for battering and assaulting him while officially investigating a protest at the Area 3, Garki branch of the bank by some customers who had accused the bank of inexplicable and irregular withdrawals via ATM from their accounts domiciled at the bank on Friday, December 11, 2009