Olugbenga Ashiru, a former minister of foreign affairs has died in a South African hospital today. Family members who confirmed his death said he died of brain tumour in the South African hospital. It was also gathered that Mr Ashiru has been hospitalized for over 3 months before passing away today. He was 66.
A DNA test recently conducted on the five children of the afrojuju singer, Femi Kuti revealed that two of them, Dupe Kuti and Tosin Kuti from his current wife, Bisi Ajala are from another man.
Kuti, son of the legendary Fela Kuti in reaction, simply took the two children back to their biological fathers.
Kuti’s ex-wife, Funke, gave birth to his first male child named Made Kuti. While Ayomide and one other child that the DNA test also proved not to be his were from Ajala.
Expressing his disappointment on the development, aggrieved Kuti said, “I did a DNA test and was told two of the children are not mine. The first two (after Made), a boy and a girl. It is very serious. I never knew somebody could give you what is not yours. I’ve three boys now. I can’t father children I was tricked to believe I am their father.”
Residents of Kukawa and Gubio villages in Borno state have fled their villages after they reportedly received a letter from Boko Haram informing them of an impending attack on their communities.
A resident of the village, Modu Kaka who spoke with Sahara Reporters, said immediately they received the letter, thousands of residents fled.
“They had attacked other local government areas around us. So when we received threat letters from Boko Haram that they would attack us soon, we all had to flee for our lives. We heard what happened to people in Damasak where a similar threat was made and carried by Boko Haram.” he said
A senior Bono state government official who hails from Gubio, one of the villages reportedly written to, confirmed the mass exodus of the villagers from their villages to the state capital, Maiduguri where some of them have either settled in with relatives or moved into the Internally Displaced Peoples camps.
Six years ago, Musa Ali (not his real name) was linked up with a rich businessman in Yola, who ‘initiated’ him into gay sex. Ali was told that being gay would make him bold and feared. Of course, he was also told that he would make a huge load of money. Now 36, Ali is somewhat filled with regrets and wishing it were possible to turn back the hands of the clock. Sitting in the serene evening of last Thursday in Bankin Kogi at the bank of River Benue in Yola after a Herculean arrangement to get him to talk, he shared his story with our correspondent. Ali revealed that the rich and the powerful, both in business and politics hit the hay with him. Excerpts…
How did you become a gay?
A woman my friend introduced to me lured me into it. The woman linked me up with some men in business and in politics. The first man I was introduced to told me that having anal sex would fetch me good fortune and I would be bold to challenge anybody no matter his social status. He said that if I wanted to be rich and be likable, I should join the club of gays. He said that I would meet influential people and they would be attracted to me. Also, I was told that if I ask for anything, without hesitation, my demands would be obliged. He said whenever I speak, I would be feared and my wish would obeyed. That was six years ago. He made love to me during political campaigns and gave me N150,000. I bought a parcel of land with that money but later sold it.
How old are you now and what has been your experience?
I am 36 years old. As I said earlier, I have been in this business (anal sex act) for six years. But all that I was promised did not come to pass. The business has robbed me of my senses and personality. Big men patronize us, but the business is not worth it. The same big men that patronize and give us big money, somehow through diabolical means, snatch the same money from us. They make love to us and give us big money but we never really benefit from the money. I have often regretted being a gay but I cannot help it. I sometimes ask myself what are the benefits derivable from this act? Nothing at all! My earlier plan was that I would work as a gay, get huge amount of money and settle down with a beautiful wife. But I was unable to use the proceeds to do anything worthwhile or live a comfortable life. But that has not come to be after all. I have gained over N9 million as proceeds from this act but cannot account for it. The wealthy in the society only use us as mistresses and abandon us at the end. Although some of us are being courted by powerful men in the society, but they discard us like worthless rag in the long run after satisfying themselves.
You said you were told that homosexual sex would make you bold. Are you now bold and feared by people?
Yes, for the first two years, I was feared and respected. But I do not enjoy such power again.
Why is that so?
Honestly, I don’t know why.
Before you were introduced to the homosexual act, did you have affection for women?
Do you still have affection for women now?
No. I used to have affection for women or young girls, but I no longer have such feelings and this is disturbing me seriously. It is disturbing because no matter how beautiful a girl is I cannot have feeling of love for her nor make love advances to her. She won’t be appealing to me. I regret becoming a homosexual. I found myself in a precarious situation because my colleagues might kill me if I dared to leave the business. We are expected to stick to the covenant we have all entered into.
Do you have a permanent partner?
I do not have a permanent partner because most of the people I have met did not want to maintain a permanent relationship, which would entail paying for my domestic needs and being responsible for my medical bills on certain ailments I could contract as a result of our participation in this gay sex. In fact, I was betrothed to a man in Yobe who eventually abandoned me. After that experience I decided not to have a permanent partner.
Who are you regular with?
Please skip that I cannot tell you. This is because most of our clients are big men in the society and mentioning their names will put my life in danger. My clients are businessmen and politicians. I don’t want to mention their names.
Please in confidence tell me about some of them.
Forget that. Please skip this question. If you don’t skip that I will not talk with you again. (Then he beckoned on the person that facilitated the interview and said to him, go with your friend. I can no longer discuss with him.)
Would you not regard what you are engaged in as prostitution?
(Getting angry now and frantically calling the person that facilitated the interview) frantically)
Tell your friend to leave me alone. What I do is not prostitution. Call it whatever name you like, it is a business as I am not here as a prostitute. It is people like you who embarrass and ridicule us, calling us all sorts of names and giving this business a bad name.
(He later calmed down and agreed to continue with the discussion after much pleading.)
Where are your clients?
They are from across the country but mostly in Kano, Yobe, Maiduguri, Bauchi, Gombe and Sokoto.
You said earlier your first client gave you N150,000. Is that what you get paid every time?
Each client at the local level in Yola pays between N10,000 and N12,000 per sex session. We don’t charge clients that are wealthy. We don’t charge the politicians because they are always ready to pay more than we ordinarily would have charged. A politician or a businessman can pay from N150,000 to N200,000 per sex session. The elite know what they derive from us sexually, which is not known to us.
Do you know that government has banned this your business? Government has enacted a law forbidding same-sex marriage and relationships?
I learnt so, but I am not sure.
Do you have health-related issue as a result of this business?
I don’t know until I see a doctor. We have, however, lost two persons who died as a result of the gay practice.
How did they die, please tell me?
They just took ill. They had health problems and they didn’t survive.
Are you going to stop the practice?
I actually want to stop, but I cannot stop because I will be killed by my colleagues for not complying with the covenant entered into not to disclose this activity to anybody. Probably, I have been hypnotized. I cannot tell.
Do you have an association?
No, we don’t have here, but the elite in some states may have association. We do not do this business in the open, so we cannot have an association.
Do your family members know you are gay?
My mother got to know about what I’m doing two years ago, but my father died 12 years ago before I started this business. It is only my mother that knows this but I have kept on denying. My mother was said to have cursed me after learning about this, but I don’t know if the curse is working on me or not.
Do you do the act on a bed or mattress?
That is not your business.
What religion do you practice?
That is not your business, please.
How will you feel if you are caught in this act?
I will not allow myself to be caught unless someone reports me to Civil Defence or the police.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, today Nov. 26th rubbished the National Assembly, saying it is an Assembly of looters and thieves. He said this while speaking at the public presentation of the autobiography of Justice Mustapha Akanbi, in Abuja. Some of what he said below…
“Apart from shrouding the remunerations of the National Assembly in opaqueness and without transparency, they indulge in extorting money from departments, contractors and ministries in two ways”
“They do so during visits to their projects and programmes and in the process of budget approval when they build up budgets for ministries and departments, who agree to give it back to them in contracts that they do not execute. They do similar things during their inquiries.”
“Corruption in the National Assembly also includes what they call constituency projects which they give to their agents to execute but invariably, full payment is made with little or no job done. In all this, if the executive is not absolutely above board, the offending members of the National Assembly resort to subtle or open threat, intimidation and blackmail. When the executive pay the huge money, normally in millions of dollars, all is quiet in form of whitewashed reports that fail to deal effectively with the issues investigated.”
“When the guard is the thief, only God can keep the house safe and secure. But I am optimistic that sooner than later, we will overcome. God will give us guards of integrity and honesty with the fear of God and genuine love of their people and their country.
“Today, there is no institution of government that is not riddled with corruption, not even the military. As the people cry out, where then is the salvation.” Obasanjo said
Four female prison guards fell pregnant to one inmate in a prison in Baltimore – a gang leader so powerful he said that in the jail, ‘I am the law.’
Tavo White showered the female guards with gifts including cars and diamond rings.
White reportedly made $16,000 (£10,000) a month from smuggling drugs and cellphones into prison with help from his accomplices.
An FBI wire tap captured White saying, ‘This is my jail. You understand that,’ and claiming to control everything from contraband to mob hits within the prison.
Four guards – Jennifer Owens, Katera Stevenson, Chania Brooks and Tiffany Linder – allegedly fell pregnant to White while he was behind bars
Owens had ‘Tavon’ tattooed on her neck and Stevenson had ‘Tavon’ tattooed on her wrist.
The details came to light after authorities busted a major smuggling ring inside the prison – and 13 female prison guards, seven inmates and five co-conspirators face racketeering charges.
Guards allegedly smuggled hard drugs and mobile phones into prison in their shoes for the ‘Black Guerrilla Family’, a gang which also operates on the streets of Baltimore City.
For over 3 years, Nollywood Actress Stella Damasus never publicly responded to nor granted an interview regarding the rumors, gossips and side talks on repeated allegations that she’s a “Husband Snatcher”. Finally, however, our girl has talked! Stella recently got to sit with Emma Emerson of Golden Icons and in a down-to-earth interview, the award-winning actress opened up about her highly publicized and controversial relationship with ‘Daniel Ademinokan’.
At a 2-day meeting in Abuja with Senior Special Assistants on Religious Affairs to all state governors, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor called on the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, to write a letter to members of Boko Haram to stop their attacks just as he did to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“His Eminence said he wrote a letter to ISIS, I have to truly congratulate you for that because that was a very good move. I didn’t know about it until today and I am so glad it happened. But I want to appeal that you also write to Boko Haram because Boko Haram is worst than ISIS.
They have killed more people than ISIS, they have caused more atrocities than ISIS; they need to be written to as well, it is very important it will help. I have made an appeal several times that there are some of our leaders who must come together, religious, political and traditional. They must come and discuss.’’ he said
Batch C Corps members in Wanune camp Benue are presently disrupting their passing out parade and in fact rioting.
The camp management had paid about 40 per cent of the allowance and yet 60 per cent are reported not to have been paid yet. Although the state governor’s representative is currently addressing the matter to ensure it ends amicably, the riot is still ensuing.