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Finally started writing again and its something very interesting on the menu- Human meat in burgers in Anambra Hotel???

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A man lifts a roasted goat on his shoulder in an abattoir in Swali, in Yenagoa, the capital city of Nigeria’s oil state of Bayelsa- Reuters

Unimaginable right? But yes, anything is possible in Nigeria these days. According to a report by The Osun Defender and New york daily news, two human heads were found at an unnamed hotel restaurant and wrapped in cellophane,  in which police were tipped off to the restaurant allegedly serving human meat in burgers.

The grim discovery was made after police officers  found two human heads wrapped in cellophane at a hotel restaurant. They had raided the hotel in Anambra in southeastern Nigeria after receiving a tip-off.

The hotel owner and 10 others have been arrested, reported the Osun Defender.

Police also recovered two AK-47 rifles, 40 rounds of live ammunition and cellphones from the unnamed hotel.

A certain pastor who begged anonymity told newsmen “I went to the hotel early this year, after eating, I was told that a lump of meat was being sold at N700 ($4), I was surprised. So, I did not know it was human meat that I ate at such an expensive price.”

God help you pastor!

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Nigeria should host the next Super Bowl????

When I saw this post on CNN I couldn’t help but re-blog it. Guess Amanpour really wants President Jonathan to understand that the international community is aware that the situation in the power sector hasn’t improved like he boasted in his last interview on CNN.

The questions on my mind are, is this really true about us? How long are we going to condone this and more? Can we host the Super Bowl?

I can’t help laughing at the last question…..

Check this out!

http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/

While American waited 35 minutes for the Super Bowl’s lights to come on, Nigerians just chuckled.

They know all too well the problem of power outages: Nigeria has been plagued by rolling blackouts that last hours, sometimes even days.

So as the television audience worldwide waited for the power to come back on, Nigerians took to social media with wit.

“Power outage at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Suddenly, Nigeria doesn’t look as dark anymore,” tweeted one Nigerian.

“If they had the Super Bowl in Nigeria, the power coming back on would be the real surprise,” another tweeted.

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, recently told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that his country’s electrical woes have been improving.

“That is one area that Nigerians are quite pleased with the government, that commitment to improve power. It’s working,” President Jonathan told the president.

Many Nigerian viewers tweeted messages to Christiane Amanpour to express their continued frustrations about having to rely on back-up generators for power.

In the video above, you can watch an “Open Mic” series CNN conducted after Amanpour’s interview with President Jonathan. We left a microphone in a public place and recorded Nigerians expressing their frustrations with their notoriously unreliable power supply.

Nigerian recounts ordeal in hands of Charles Taylor’s army- And to think that this same country housed him!!! Sad!

Charles Taylor at his court sentencing on Wednesday May 30, 2012

Just watched this video on Channels Television and feel so pained. Before his sentencing to 50 years in prison custody, Chrles Taylor spent a few years in Nigeria, Calabar precisely.

After watching this video I feel so pained that he was housed and given a sense of freedom in a country whose innocent citizens he killed during the war in Sieria Leone in 1999.

See for yourself!

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Did Presidential Jet Prevent Faulty Dana Plane From Landing Before Crash? hmmmm!

I can’t say for sure if this story is true, but I’m personally left with loads of questions after reading it.

The article you are about to read was published on dimokokorkusstella.blogspot.com.
I just received this –

“Is there any way of getting confirmation about news I’m just getting that the Dana plane was distressed for a while but could not make an emergency landing because the airspace was closed for 2 hours for  the Presidential Jet carrying Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan.

Private jet owners who had to hover in the air same time leaked this. This was apparently the reason local news didn’t report the crash for so long till CNN and foreign news stations started reporting it.

Local news was ‘blacked out’ trying to kill the story of the airspace being closed while a distressed plane couldn’t land.

It would be shocking if so. Though there was engine failure there was still time for the plane to have landed apparently.

You do know anyway that the airspace is closed for up to 2hours each time the Presidential Jet needs to go into the air? 2 hours for a 15minute take off or landing!

And this jet is used by President, VP, President’s wife and if I recall David Mark.

It’s almost a daily occurrence I’ve been told by airline staff when it caught me out on a trip

The truth remains that the President’s wife was actually in Lagos to attend the christening of their personal assistant’s child at the Oriental hotel.. Lekki. Anyone living on the Lekki axis saw first hand the horrendous traffic caused by the president’s wife’s visit..and confirmed reports from airport staff who volunteered information, collaborated this fact, that the Lagos airport was actually shut for 2 hours, about the same time the ill fated Dana Plane crashed. This also strongly explains the reason why Aero contractor airplane could not depart Abuja for Lagos at 3:40pm because of the closure of the Lagos airport. This is criminal and one can only imagine the deep sorrow ad-in-finitum (without limit) that the families of these unfortunate Nigerians and other nationals are currently plagued into. Grief that is so thick in the air, that one can cut through with a knife…rooted soul searching. Yes we have to and yes we can; beginning from our immediate homes and while we pray for the repose of the souls of the departed, we need as a nation to thoroughly do some deep ommunities.. with time this will snowball into our National consciousness. For how long are we going to sacrifice the lives of our dear brothers and sisters and by extension mortgage the future of their/our children, just for the comfort of our leaders? For a 15 minutes ritual of plane take-off, an airport was shut for 2 hours because our “DEAR FIRST LADY” was scheduled to return to Abuja.. OH merciful God, help Nigeria in Distress!’

Nigerians need to know what happened?who closed the airstrip for two hours on Sunday June 3,2012????

These and many other questions should be answered by the ongoing investigation if we ever get a wind of it. A colleague who lives in Iju actually confirmed that the aircraft hovered around for about 40 minutes from his own calculations, another friend of mine who was billed to travel out of Lagos on Sunday with  Arik Air says their flight was delayed for 1 hour, before they witnessed the ill-fated crash that killed 153 passengers and over 10 others in the densely populated Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos.

The question still remains, Why???

So far NEMA has reported that about 150 bodies have been recovered as at Tuesday, and bereaved families are at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital to identify the corpses.

 

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US govt. offers to assist Nigeria’s investigation of Dana Crash

President Goodluck Jonathan weeps at the Dana Air crash site in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos on Monday

The government of the United States of America has offered to  assist Nigeria in the investigation of the Dana Airlines plane crash that killed about 163 people in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State.

According to local news agency, Premium Times, the US extended its condolences to affected families in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in New York  US noting it to be one of the worst air disasters in West Africa.

The statement signed by US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton said “We stand with the people of Nigeria at this difficult time and we are prepared to assist the Nigerian Government in its investigation of this tragic accident.”

State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, said earlier that some U.S. citizens were among the 153 passengers aboard the plane that crashed into the densely populated Iju Ishaga area, reports earlier on Tuesday said that a Houston family and two sisters who are Americans were involved in the crash.

According to a report by AP, a family of six from West Hartford, Connecticut were victims of the Dana Plane crash. The Tuesday edition of the Hartford Courant newspaper identified the family as Maimuna Anyene, her Nigerian husband Onyeke, and their children, a 5 month old, 1-year-old twins and a 3 year old.

The AP report also cites the Houston Chronicle who reported Tuesday that the crash also killed Josephine and Jennifer Onita, sisters from Missouri City, Texas.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday declared three days of national mourning for the victims of the crash, while the Lagos state government cancelled all official engagements for one week of mourning.

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