22-Year-Old Housewife Stabs Man To Death Over N10 In Lagos

The Lagos state police command has arrested a housewife  for allegedly stabbing her husband to death over N10 TomTom sweet.

22-year-old, Aminat Aiyemobola, a mother of two, was said to have stabbed her husband, Babatunde Aiyemobola, 40, to death, using a kitchen knife.

The incident occurred at 4, Magbon Alade Street, Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State.

Mr Aiyemobola was said to have been asked by his wife to give her N10 so that she could buy TomTom for their little daughter. But the deceased allegedly refused.

Instead, he chided her for always buying sweet for their kid, adding that she was teaching the girl to have a sweet tooth.

Soon, the couple started quarreling over the issue.

The argument was said to have degenerated into name calling and before anyone knew what was happening, the angry woman stormed into the kitchen and came out with a kitchen with which she stabbed her husband three times on the chest.

The deceased was a casual worker with an Indian company in Nigeria.

The matter would soon be charged to court.

NYSC: Married Woman, 5 Other Corps Members Caught Gang-Banging In Lagos Camp

According to rumours making the rounds from the Lagos branch of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp, 6 youth corps members were reportedly caught gang-banging inside the camp resident.

Reports gathered from a twitter user with the handle @kherlifa shows that a married woman was among the 6 corps members allegedly involved in the orgy of serial intercourse.

As for the married woman, displeased @kherlifa disclosed that ‘what will her husband tell his people? So sad.’

According to @kherlifa, grapevines have it that her husband’s penis is small so she decided to get someone with a bigger one in camp.

Re: How to treat a naked woman

 

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In her piece in The PUNCH of Thursday, 27 November, 2014, Abimbola Adelakun referred to, among other related issues, the appalling assault of a Kenyan woman by some self-righteous men in Kenya for supposedly being indecently dressed. Like Ms. Adelakun and the #MyDressMyChoice protesters in Kenya and beyond, I have always felt that a woman’s choice of how to dress is not necessary as a subject of anybody’s legislation.

If nature/God in whatever form or name we believe in wanted to automate our existence, they won’t provide each of us with a brain to think at all. And if by design our will is not automated, why should some puritans, under whatever guise, constitute themselves into everyone else’s moral/religious conscience to legislate the life of another being on sartorial choices? A few years ago, there was a public dressing regulating bill which got to the National Assembly and even passed the second reading. I am not sure of what eventually happened to that bill, but the mere fact that someone in government would think that of the many issues of state importance that a nation could seriously discuss, creating rules debating the length, texture and shade of people’s clothing was one of the most germane discussions to be had was actually instructive in many respects. That the machinery of governance can be put into use in such ultimately flimsy and unimportant issues is a further indication of a systemic backing for sexual harassment, misogyny and the whole gamut. Otherwise, pray, tell how to adjudge a man’s dress as decent or indecent? Yet, that is very easy to achieve in the case of a woman from the comfort of a moralist/hypocrite’s armchair.

I must quickly add though that in all of this, I am in support of some form of legislation in the case of outfits that cover every inch of the body including the entire face, such that, particularly in these challenging security times, it is extremely difficult to know who is who on the street. But then again as our religious sensibilities are so very touchy-feely, I guess we may never be bold enough to get to that threshold as a society.

The problem with issues like the harassment of the Kenyan woman is that many social systems, especially in Africa and the Arab world create an enabling environment for such acts to thrive. Increasingly, in these societies, the hypocritical patriarchy and other puritans seem to be trying to convince everyone that somehow there is something wrong with being a woman; that to be a woman is to be sub-human in some instances. Perhaps, the 20th Century American cultural anthropologist, Dr. Margaret Mead, was referring to that when she opined that: “Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.” Ironically, however, a look around today – in a world in which women form more than 50 per cent of the population and do 2/3 of the labour – you will find that the most backward and poorest societies are those that are anti-women in many instances, societies emphasise the disparate treatment of women, overtly defining womanhood along sexual and social lines at all costs. The way I see it, what we don’t easily realise is that by creating so many social and economic limits for women because we fail to let go of our sexual buffoonery, we ultimately miss taking proper advantage of potential economic and social opportunities for a better society through women. And 51 or so per cent sure hold a big number advantage.

Shortly after the assault on the Kenyan woman, I had a memorable debate with a male banker acquaintance of mine whom one could ordinarily describe as “enlightened.” Over and over, throughout about an hour of conversation, he kept harping on about how/why, irrespective of the circumstances, a woman is always to blame for being sexually assaulted because women always seem to send the right signals to ignite a man’s carnal fire and send his sexual hormones into an irreversible rage. To him, every rape or sexual harassment of a woman is to be linked to the fact that the harasser must have been overwhelmingly inundated with sexually provocative women such that his phallic endurance eventually wears out, resulting in him harassing some unlucky woman as a consequence. Perhaps, 24-year-old Grace Adie Ushang was one of such unlucky ones. On October 1, 2009, the poor young woman was gang-raped and killed in Maiduguri with her body dumped by a stream. She was serving as a member of the National Youth Service Corps in Borno State at the time and her crime was that her assailants considered her to have been provocatively dressed in her NYSC uniform. What was more annoying was that apart from protests and petitions by a few groups and individuals, part of which I was and still am (in some way) nobody in authority, including the NYSC, seemed to be convinced that her case was worth fighting for.

I came away from the chat with my banker friend with the belief that for him, like all rapists or “nakedists” (for want of a better term) such as those cowardly Kenyan men, sexual assault is nothing more than some sort of sado-masochism in which the victim is willing masochist in the assaulters’ condemnable sadistic lives. It’s interesting that those who easily conclude that victims of sexual assault invite assault on account of how they dress, painting such acts as responses to sexual stimuli never seem to wonder how or why a rapist for instance, usually does not commit to gratifying his loins the minute his hormones are so sent into a horny overdrive. One might be inclined to start believing these hypocrites and misogynists only when a man could be sexually provoked by a woman’s dressing so as to grab her and mount her as soon as the arousal kicks in, be it at the market, in a place of worship, or any other public place, not minding the presence of other people.

Anyone who claims to be titillated by a woman’s dressing yet will only try and satisfy his randy craving when he has her in seclusion and very vulnerable must be disturbed by some other demons far more powerful than the ones dwelling in/under that woman’s clothes. Such a person, like those who justify the act, is simply a vile, lecherous and depraved cowardly beast.

  • Sado, a civil servant, wrote in from Egbeda, Lagos State via jibrilsado@gmail.com

Niyi Akinnaso returns next week

Naira slides to N184 against dollar

 

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Barely one week after the Central Bank of Nigeria devalued the naira by 8.4 per cent in a bid to reduce the pressure on the falling national currency, the naira on Monday again fell by 3.4 per cent to a new low of N184.10 against the dollar, down from the N178 it fell to on Friday.

The CBN’s Monetary Policy Committee had, on Tuesday, devalued the naira from N155 to N168 per dollar, following several weeks of continued fall that brought the naira to N177 per dollar last Monday.

The CBN was aiming to keep the dollar within the target band of N171.5 to 176.5 (N168 plus or minus five per cent).

Last Wednesday, a day after the devaluation, the naira rebounded slightly but closed at N176.80, about 30k outside the lower end of the CBN’s target band.

On Thursday, the naira fell by 0.22 per cent to N177.40 against the dollar, trading further lower than the target band.

The national currency has been volatile and under pressure since the central bank announced the devaluation on Tuesday.

On Friday, the naira fell by 2.5 per cent despite central bank intervention, and it briefly touched a record low on concerns that the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ decision not to cut oil output would put further pressure on Nigeria’s shaky finances.

On Monday, the naira crashed to N184, from N178 which it fell to on Friday.

Foreign exchange dealers linked the fall of the naira after the devaluation to the market’s inability to cope with high demand for the dollar both at the interbank and Retail Dutch Auction System forex markets.

Some industry players predicted that the dollar might fall further in the coming days if the CBN failed to cope with the expected demand.

The external reserves have dropped by over 17.5 per cent to $36.8bn as of November 27, according to the new report on the CBN’s website on Monday.

Analysts said the falling global oil prices had brought an uncertain outlook to the naira and the currencies of other oil-dependent nations.

The Russian rouble and Angola’s kwanza have continued to be under pressure.

Brent crude fell more than $6 to $71.25 a barrel after the OPEC ministers’ meeting in Vienna left the group’s output ceiling unchanged despite huge global oversupply, marking a shift away from its long-standing policy of defending prices.

Oil sales provide around 95 per cent of Nigeria’s foreign exchange and the naira is being driven down by concerns that the falling oil price will put further pressure on the nation’s shaky finances.

I never expected his death now –Ashiru’s younger brother

 

Ashiru, ex-Foreign Affairs minister

The younger brother of the late ex-Foreign Affairs minister, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, Bimbo, has said he never expected his elder brother’s death, because he visited him in the hospital in South Africa last week, and “he was responding to treatment.”

Bimbo, who is the Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, told our correspondent on the telephone on Sunday that he visited his late brother in company with his (Bimbo’s) wife.

Bimbo said during that visit the deceased was conscious of the things around him.

He said, “I visited him a week ago, my wife and I travelled to South Africa together to see him. He was responding to treatment. He was conscious of things around him, so it was shocking for us to hear the sad news of his death.”

Bimbo, who described his brother’s death as not only a loss to the family but to the nation, said the late minister was his “brother, friend and confidant.”

He said the late Ashiru was a peace-loving gentleman, who he said, never quarelled with anyone.

“He was a perfect gentle man. I never saw him quarrelled with anyone. He was such a gentle soul,” he added.

When prodded on when the late Ashiru’s corpse would be brought back from South Africa, he said currently the family was working on how to get all the documents that would be required by both the Nigerian and the South African authorities.

Also, Bimbo said the family had yet to determine the final resting place for the departed diplomat.

He said, “Ours is a liberal family, the family would have to meet with the wife and the children, and whatever they decide would be respected.”

Ashiru died on Saturday in a South African hospital after a long battle with a terminal disease said to be brain tumour. He was aged 66 years.

Prisoner Impregnates Four Female Guards In jail

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Funny how a notorious prisoner in the UK got four female guards pregnant as he played “kingpin” inside a corrupt jail.

Gangster Tavon White was said to be serving 20 years for attempted murder inside Baltimore City Detention Centre. But he managed to make tens of thousands of dollars a week by smuggling in drugs and mobile phones,

CBS Baltimore reports, and was once heard saying: “This is my jail. My word is law.” Prosecutors say gang members held the balance of power inside the prison, and sex between guards and inmates led to four guards becoming pregnant, according to Mirror

The two of the four women are even said to have had tattoos of White’s name, with one displaying a “Tavon” tattoo on her neck and the other on her wrist.

However White, a member of the Black Guerilla Family who is also known as “The Bulldog”, is now set to become a star witness in the prosecution of two other inmates and five prison guards over money laundering, drugs and conspiracy charges.

Meet 9-year-old Baby Who Might Live ‘Forever’

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Little American girl, Gabby Williams weighs 5kg– just a little more than a newborn. She has the face of a baby, the body of a toddler and wears nappies.

But Gabby is actually nine years old. As everyone around her ages, she has stayed the same. Gabby has a condition so rare that experts still haven’t given it an official name. She’s been dubbed the real-life Benjamin Button, because, like the film starring Brad Pitt, Gabby has a disorder that dramatically affects her ageing process.

It takes her four years to age just one year – she’s a medical mystery, and doctors believe she could hold the key to biological immortality.

A rare condition Gabby lives in America with her parents and five siblings. She’s the second-oldest child, but the smallest of the brood.

When she was born, Gabby was purple and limp. Tests revealed she had a brain abnormality and her optic nerve was damaged, which has left her blind.

She had two heart defects, a cleft palate, and an abnormal swallowing reflex, which meant she had to be fed through a tube in her nose.

Doctors told Gabby’s mum and dad, Mary-Margaret and John, to expect the worst.

‘They knew something was seriously wrong,’ says Gabby’s mum.

‘But my husband and I hoped it was just a feeding problem and that it wasn’t going to be a big thing.’

Chromosome tests came back negative for well-known genetic conditions – doctors had no idea what was behind Gabby’s problems.