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.