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Why Workers Are Going To Work Naked in Belarus

The President of Belarus made a bit of a slip during a speech which Belarus citizens took quite literally. Workers in Belarus have been posting images of themselves either naked or nearly naked while at work on social media saying that it was on the President’s Orders. The President, Alexander Luka she nko had said while speaking on new technology, “Innovations, IT-technologies, privatisation – it is all clear. We’ve conquered all of them. But everything is very simply, one should get undressed and work.” Belarusians took this to heart and started doing just that with gusto getting it to trend on social media with the hashtags, #getnakedandgotowork, #???????????????????? and #getnakedandwork.
Different images with workers naked at work in offices, office meetings, construction jobs etc have surfaced online. The cheeky campaign started last Friday and has continued drawing hilarious comments.
You can see some images below:.

Breaking: Federal Court Sack State Governor With Immediate Effect

A Federal High court has ordered Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state to vacate his seat.– Ikpeazu was ordered to vacate his office over the account of fake tax returns prior to the December 2014 governorship election in Abia state– The court orders INEC to immediately issue a certificate of return to Uche Ogah, who polled the second highest number of votes in the PDP primaryA Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state for allegedly submitting false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, ahead of the party's governorship primary in December 2014.In his judgement on Monday, June 27, Justice Okon Abang ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately issue a certificate of return to the plaintiff, Uche Ogah, who polled the second highest number of votes in the primary, The Punch reports. Sahara Reporters is reporting that Justice Okon Abang asked the INEC to cease the certificate of return issued to Gover…

Lionel Messi retires from international football

"It's not meant for me. For me the national team is over. I've done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion," the 29-year-old forward said after defeat by Chile at the Copa America.With Barcelona, Messi has won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.
But his only major international honour is 2008 Olympic gold. Argentina were beaten 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup final by Germany before two Copa America final defeats by Chile on penalties. Messi was also on the losing side against Brazil in the 2007 Copa America final. "It's been four finals, I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over," he added. "I think this is best for everyone. First of all for me, and then for everyone. I think there's a lot of people who want this, who obviously are not satisfied, as we are not satisfied reaching a final and not winning it. "It's very hard, but the decision is taken. Now I will not…

Anthony Joshua defeats Dominic Breazeale in seventh round KO to retain IBF heavyweight title

British-Nigerian heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua won the first defence of his International Boxing Federation title in a fight against American boxer Dominic Breazeale at the 02 Arena last night.


Joshua was born in Watford to Nigerian-born parents and was christened as Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua. His cousin is fellow unbeaten professional boxer Ben lleyemi. The pair made their professional debuts together in 2013.

Wife of US lowest-paid Governor takes waitressing job

The wife of Maine Republican Governor, Ann LePage got a waitressing job a few weeks ago to "supplement" her husband's $70,000 per year salary, the lowest of any U.S. governor. The Governor Paul LePage made this known at a recent town hall in Maine.
The LePages live with their dog, in the Augusta governor's mansion and bought a $215,000 Boothbay home two years ago. The governor recently tried but failed to increase his successor's salary to $150,000 per year, above the nearly $135,000 average for all 50 state governors in 2015.

Ann LePage said being a waitress is something she had "always always wanted to do."

LePage said she spent years taking care of her mother, who long suffered from scleroderma and passed away in October.

She said, it's not time to follow through on her interest, LePage said, adding: "I know she'd be proud of me."


LePage, who's saving up for a Toyota RAV4, works three days a week, and is asking for more shifts …

Femi Fani-Kayode allegedly Attacked in EFCC custody

Reports have it that embattled former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode was allegedly attacked by an EFCC official by name of Kabiru Suleiman.

Sources claim Fani-Kayode was attacked alongside several other detainees on Saturday when the said EFCC operative lashed out at detainees for engaging in prayers.
"Matters came to a head on Saturday when, without any provocation, Suleiman Kabiru, a Muslim from Kebbi state charged at Fani-Kayode injuring him in the process," the source said.
Other officials stepped in to breakup the fight and stop Suleiman from inflicting further harm on FFK. EFCC is yet to comment on the matter but PDP New Media Director Adeyanju confirmed it

7 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Children From Sexual Abuse

There is an increasing rate of child sexual abuse in Nigeria and sadly, most parents either choose to ignore or deny this fact.
We can't deny the fact that more and more children are becoming victims of sexual abuse on a daily basis.
The media is flooded daily with reports of adults sexually molesting children and some of these children are within two to five years.
Sometimes the adults claim that they were seduced but, how does a two-year-old child seduce an old man of 60 or 70 years.
Sexual abuse of children should be of concern to everyone because children are not safe anywhere, not even in the comfort of their homes.
What measures can parents and guardians take to protect their young children from sexual abuse?1. It's not too early to talk about sex: Parents and guardians needs to educate both boys and girls about sex. Some parents don't want to talk to their children about sex but they really should because children are being exposed to different images through the interne…

UK Votes Leave: Why it will take at Least two years to Exit the EU

BUT BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO. IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST TWO YEARS — IF NOT MORE — TO SORT OUT THE HISTORIC EXIT FROM THE 28-COUNTRY BLOC.THE UK HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (AND ITS PRECURSORS) SINCE 1973, AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT NOW FACES THE GARGANTUAN TASK OF UNRAVELING DECADES OF LEGISLATION, TREATIES AND DEALS BETWEEN THE UK AND THE EU, THE SINGLE BIGGEST MARKET IN THE WORLD.THE LEGAL FINE PRINTThe EU referendum vote itself is not a legal notification. The formal announcement to the EU is expected to happen at a meeting of the European Council (the EU's heads of government) on Monday, June 27.
ONCE THAT HAPPENS, IT WILL TRIGGER ARTICLE 50 OF THE 1973 TREATY OF ROME, WHICH GIVES BOTH SIDES TWO YEARS TO REACH AN AGREEMENT.HOWEVER, BECAUSE THE UK IS SO INTRICATELY ENTWINED WITH THE EU, IT COULD TAKE MANY YEARS LONGER THAN THAT.LIAM FOX, A PRO-LEAVE BRITISH MP, ESTIMATES IT WOULD TAKE UP TO 2019 TO RENEGOTIATE POLICY FROM ISSUES ON IMMIGRATION TO TRADE, SECURITY AND MOR…

Man Jailed For Having Two Children With His Niece

A man has been jailed for having a sexual relationship with his niece which produced two children in an "appalling and sad" incest case. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was discovered to be both the father and great-uncle of the two children who are now in care, Hull Crown Court heard. He had been in a sexual relationship with his niece which began when she was a child and continued into her adulthood. Both admitted charges of sexual activity with an adult relative, knowing the relationship. The man was jailed for four and a half years. DNA tests confirmed the man was both father and great-uncle of the children.
Nigel Clive, prosecuting, told the court the case came to light as a result of social services dealings with the family. They notified police when they realised the relationship between family members and DNA tests confirmed the man was the biological father. Charlotte Baines, defending the man, told the court although he had not been "intellectually ass…

Resident doctors call off nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have called off their strike action which they started on Monday June 20th.  In a statement signed by their president, Mohammed Askira, the group said the strike which they embarked on to protest the the non-payment of 10 months salaries of some of its members, was called off due to the hardship some Nigerians have faced since they started they strike.

The Federal government had on Tuesday June 21st, ordered the replacement of all resident doctors who failed to show up for work due to the strike action.
While calling off the strike, the President of the Resident doctors said they will be back to work fully on Monday June 27th. He urged the Federal government to implement the agreement it reached with the association before July 14th, assuring his colleagues that none of them would be victimised for joining the strike‎.

For Collecting N40m Gift, Range Rover, EFCC Arraigns Senior Air Force Officer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned, AVM Rufus Ojuawo, in an FCT High Court, Apo, for collecting N40 million gift and a Range Rover sports car from Hima Abubakar.

Mr. Ojuawo, a former Director of Operations, Nigerian Air Force, was arraigned before Justice Mahawiya Idris on a two-count charge.
The charge says Mr. Ojuawo while in office in March, 2015, accepted a gift in the aggregate sum of N40 million from Abubakar of Societe D' Equipments Internationaux Nig. Ltd.

It stated that the defendant also received a Range Rover Sports Supercharged car valued at N29, 250, 000 from Mr. Abubakar, who was a contractor with the Nigerian Airforce through Coscharis Motors Ltd.
The offence contravenes Section 17(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under Section 17(c) of the same Act.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
EFCC counsel Francis Jirbo applied for a date to open his case, and urged the c…

'Those celebrating my downfall celebrated too soon!' - Ben Murray-Bruce

In a Twitter Question and Answer session with The Guardian Newspapers, Ben Murray-Bruce addressed the temporary sealing of some of his companies by the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), who secured an order to do so from a Federal High Court in Lagos, over his N11 Billion loan default‎.

Street shows love as they cheer Fayose

Residents came out to protest against their governor yesterday afternoon, some residents of the state were later seen cheering Fayose as he went for some road inspection same evening.

Nicolas Cage and wife Alice Kim separate after almost 12 years of marriage

Actor Nicolas Cage, 52 and his wife of almost 12 years, Alice Kim, 32 are separated. Nicholas Cage's rep confirmed to PEOPLE magazine that the couple have been separated since January. The couple have a 10 year old son together named Kal-el Coppola Cage.
Cage met Kim in February 2004 when she served him while working as a waitress in a Los Angeles restaurant. They got engaged two months after they met and got married soon after on a ranch in Northern California. This is his 3rd Marriage.

BREAKING NEWS: Zenith bank begs Fayose? (Photos)

Ekiti state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has revealed that top management team of Zenith bank Plc on Thursday, June 23 evening came to beg him over the involvement of the bank in the funding of the June 21, 2014 governorship election of the governor. Their visit to the governor followed a reported denial by the bank that it was not part of the funding of the election. The Zenith bank team was reportedly led by an executive director, Sola Oladipo. It also had two zonal directors of the bank and the Ado-Ekiti branch manager. Commenting on the development, governor Fayose said the bank officials came to beg him over the issue. “They were begging me and that the matter should not go beyond this level. I asked them why did they go to the EFCC to tell lies. Why did they have to lie that money came from the Office of the National Security Adviser? If the money is for me why did they have to link with me what is not,” he said in a news release circulated by his media aide.

But the ED said th…

My election was funded by Zenith Bank, donors; not Obanikoro, Dasuki – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has disclosed how his election
was funded two years ago by the Zenith Bank Plc, fund raising,
donations from friends and associates as well as sales of campaign
souvenirs, saying; "I have no financial transaction whatsoever with
the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) under Col Sambo
Dasuki (rtd) and former Minister of State for Defence,
Senator Musiliu Obanikoro either by cash, cheque or electronic transfer."
The governor is reacting to the allegation linking him to money
allegedly diverted by Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and former Minister of
State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro which has resulted to
frozen of his account.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the
governor challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) to publish statements made by Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, his
son or any other person associated with money from the NSA office
where they clai…

New Inspector General of Police Emerges

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr ‎ Ibrahim Idris‎ Kpotum as
the new Inspector General of Police.
He replaces Mr Solomon Arase who retired on Tuesday.
Arase accompanied the new IG to the president's office when the
appointment was made.
Prior to his appointment, Idris was Assistant Inspector General of
Police in charge of Operations.

Ex-Supreme Court judge, Justice Niki Tobi is dead

Retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Niki Tobi is dead.
Justice Tobi passed on in the early hours of Friday at the National Hospital, Abuja. His corpse was later moved to the morgue of Garki General Hospital.
It was also learnt that the late jurist, regarded in the nation's legal circle as a highly brilliant judicial officer, had been ill for some time.
Justice Tobi, who died almost a month to his 76th birthday, was born July 14, 1940, in Esanma in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State. He retired on July 14, 2010 as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Tobi was an academic before his career on the bench.
As an academic, he was variously the Dean, of Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri, Borno State and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services) of the same institution.

BREAKING: Obaseki clinches APC ticket in Edo

Obaseki defeated 11 other candidates, including Pius Odubu, deputy governor of the state. According to Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state and leader of the party's national delegation that conducted the election, the exercise was peaceful and transparent. Announcing the results at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Masari said Obaseki scored 1,618 votes, while Pius Odubu, his closest rival, who is the current deputy governor, polled 471 votes. Chris Ogiemwonyi, former minister of state for works, secured 137 votes; Ken Imasuagbon, had 247 votes; and Osariemen Osunbor, former governor of the state, got eight votes. Ebegue Amadasu, also polled eight votes; Charles Airhiabvere, a retired general, garnered 11 votes, Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula, 10 votes; Austin Emuan, seven votes; Blessing Agbomhere, fives votes, and the only female aspirant, Mrs. Tina Agbarha, got three votes. Masari said 41 votes were invalid. A total of 2582 delegates partook in the exercise. Obaseki holds post g…

American kills himself in Taiwan courtroom after he was sentenced to 4 years in jail on drug charges

A 41-year-old American man and father of two, Tyrel Martin Marhanka, was sitting in a courtroom in Taiwan during his sentencing on drug possession charges when he suddenly pulled a sharp object and stabbed it deep into his neck, unleashing a gush of blood, according to the Taipei Times.
Some witnesses said the object he stabbed himself with was a pair of scissors, while others said they saw him use two metallic objects. Court officials told the Times that Marhanka separated a pair of scissors into two sharp blades and plunged it into his neck.
The shocking incident took place after a judge gave Marhanka a four-year prison sentence for smuggling poppy seeds into the country and growing marijuana.
Marhanka was married to a Taiwanese woman and had two children, and he had lived in the island for over 15 years, AFP reported.

Marhanka was arrested in April 2015 after police discovered a large stash of illegal drugs at a rented house which he lived in. The drugs included hundreds of cannabis pl…

15 Killed, many injured as several Suspected Militants Invade Ogun Community

A number of armed militants suspected to be pipeline vandals on Friday invaded the Ogijo community in Ogun state and attacked residents of the area supposedly as a reprisal for a raid carried out earlier by security agents.
The militants numbering over 100, attacked the community at about 11pm on Friday wielding guns and machetes, and sporadically shot at residents. The assailants also specifically attacked two hotels, a mosque within the community and looted up to 25 shops.According to The Punch, a visit to the community on Saturday revealed that there were 15 bodies recovered after the attack being prepared for burial. One of the victims was a technician, Waheed Buhari, aka Yah Alau who was shot in front of his house while another victim, Oladele Ogundare, a travel agent was killed in his car.A resident of the community told newsmen on Saturday that a raid carried out by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to fish out suspected Ijaw militants on Friday during which two suspe…