Gunmen Attack Family Home Of VP Sambo In Zaria

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Report reaching us says unknown gunmen have attacked the family home of Vice President Namadi Sambo on Baba Ahmed Road in Tudun Wada area of Zaria, Kaduna state.

The gunmen reportedly drove by the house and shot at two policemen guarding the house and fled the scene after the attack.

One person died from the attack when the gunmen engaged the Police in a gun battle.

Three gunmen reportedly came on a motor bike and opened fire on the police guards at the VP’s home at Baba Ahmed Road, Tudun Wada, Zaria.

The mobile policemen on guard engaged the assailants in a gun battle around 11.30 .am. However, a cobbler was hit by a stray bullet who died instantly.

Two police officers sustained bullet wounds on their legs and arms and have since been rushed to an undisclosed hospital.

Boko Haram Hit Sokoto

Suicide bombers of the Islamist militant sect Boko Haram today attacked two police stations in Sokoto metropolis today.

At first a suicide bomber driving a bomb rigged car attacked the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in the city at Marina killing a police officer and injuring several others.

Another bomber also bombed Unguwar Rogo Police station in the metropolis.  The number of casualties in the second attack is unknown as at the time of publishing this report.

Police station hit by suicide bombers this morning

Olympics day one: As it happened

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WELCOME TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES WITH JUNGLE JOURNALIST.

 Though Australia won the first game in swimming this morning, China is leading with 12 Imagemedals already, with Italy and the US in hot pursuit with 10 each.

Here is the medals table for day one, as well as some photos taken right at the events: 

Medals Table

Medals
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
CHN 4 0 2 6
ITA 2 2 1 5
USA 1 2 2 5
BRA 1 1 1 3
KOR 1 1 1 3
AUS 1 0 0 1
KAZ 1 0 0 1
RUS 1 0 0 1
JPN 0 2 1 3
COL 0 1 0 1
NED 0 1 0 1
POL 0 1 0 1
ROU 0 1 0 1
BEL 0 0 1 1
HUN 0 0 1 1
NOR 0 0 1 1
PRK 0 0 1 1
SRB 0 0 1 1
UZB 0 0 1 1

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MGM Lion tribute. Ate the trainer and 2 assistants after the day the commercial was published.

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The lion used in the original MGM movie logo killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was filmed. Leo the Lion was the mascot for the legendary Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Since 1924 (when the studio was formed), there has been around five different lions used for the iconic MGM production logo, which was also first used in 1924. Tanner was the third MGM lion, used on all Technicolor films and MGM cartoons. This was the second longest serving lion, having being used for 18 years. Another lion, which does not have a large mane, has been in use since 1957; when the MGM animation department closed in 1958, it re-opened with new Tom and Jerry shorts in 1963 that did not use the lion for the opening sequence, but Tanner. The 1927 recording of the roar of Leo the Lion, which would become the trademark of all Metro Goldwyn Meyer movies. Hollywood’s premier animal trainer Volney Phifer never thought that he would become inseparable with the cub he found in Port Sudan, Africa.

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Leo, the MGM lion, that led an amazing life was the straggliest lion Phifer had ever laid eyes on. ‘Leo never let me down’, said Phifer. While touring the globe for MGM studios, Leo earned a reputation of being a cat with nine lives: he survived two train wrecks, a flood in Mississippi, an earthquake in California, a fire and a plane crash. Samuel Goldwyn selected Leo to represent Goldwyn Company as its trademark when he saw the cub developed into a handsome animal. It was then when Leo retired from his acting career. Leo died at the age of twenty-three, an old age for a lion, leaving many descendants. His body rests on Phifer’s farm in Gillette, New Jersey.Remember when this played on when you were watching Tom and Jerry when you were a little kid. Who could forget?

Here is an interesting fact- the lion used in the original MGM movie logo killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was filmed. The lion was named Slats. It growls rather than roar in the film shooting. Slats was used on all black and white films from 1924 to 1928. For years, the lion would tour with MGM promoters to signify the studio’s launch. During this time, he survived 2 train wrecks, a flood in Mississippi, an earthquake in California, a fire, and a plane crash. Slats died in 1936 at age 23 and was buried on Phifer’s farm in New Jersey.

Snoop Dogg banned from entering Norway

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A lawyer representing Snoop Dogg says the American rapper has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount of marijuana last month.

Holger Hagesaeter, the rapper’s legal representative in Norway, told The Associated Press on Saturday that his client “can live with the decision” and has no immediate plans to appeal it.

Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was on his way to a music festival in southern Norway in June when sniffer dogs detected eight grams of marijuana in his luggage. He was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) after admitting to the two offenses, the lawyer said.

Tonto Dikeh stakes N1m in Twitter Competition

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In a rare show of celebrity philanthopy, using audience engagement, Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike has announced she’s giving out N1m t one lucky Twitter fan.

The controversial actress made the announcement on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 on Twitter, as she kicked off a competition asking fans to decode the meaning of one of her favourite slangs ‘POKO’.

According to her, her twitter slang, POKO means a lot to her and she’s willing to reward whoever decodes its meaning.

‘Any1 who Decodez wat Poko iz I’ll gv u a million buckz*if u do get it corectly U’lL ve 2prove it’z source**Coz Ma Poko meanz alot2 mi*#POKO’, @Tontolet tweeted.

43yrs Old Woman Who Looks 16 reveals her Secrets to Youthfulness

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Meet Mizutani Masako, a 43-year-old woman who looks like a teenager. According to online sources, she spends a lot of money on maintaining her skin. She was born in 1968 and is 43-years-old. She has two children. She spends five hours a day taking care of her skin. She also has not had plastic surgery and is all natural. She is a housewife and has become the idol of middle-aged Japanese women. Ms Masako is a model for a women’s magazine in Japan. She also regularly posts tips on skin care products, clothing and other accessories.

Ms Masako has some tips to help women look younger:

  • Tip 1 – Keep the body fit and thin by exercising regularly
  • Tip 2 – Get enough sleep
  • Tip 3 – Don’t smoke
  • Tip 4 – Have a balanced diet and have 4 meals a day in small portions.
  • Tip 5 – Drink lots of water and fluids as water wash away toxins.
  • Tip 6 – Apply lighter make-up as one grows older.
  • Tip 7 – Apply Vitamin E-based cream or lotions on the body to keep the skin soft.
  • Tip 8 – Apply sunscreen if staying out in the sun.
  • Tip 9 – Follow a cleaning, toning and moisturizing regime before going to bed.

Jungle Journalist reporting the Olympics live from London

 

Jungle Journalist is proud to announce to you that it will be reporting the 2012 London Olympics live from London. The event, which started yesterday with an opening ceremony, saw Nigeria also participating fully. The London 2012 Olympics open yesterday in grand style, and Nigeria came out in full force with a total of 53 athletes to participate in sports ranging from Track/Field, Basketball to Kayaking & Boxing.

The team entry was classic Nigerian. A lot of dancing and drenched from head to toe in our ever famous green & white.

One of the athletes to watch our for is Blessing Okagbare who won bronze in the 100m in Beijing and is one of the favorites to win the gold this year. The Nigerian men’s basketball team will be competing at the Olympics for the first time ever.

The grand and spectacular opening ceremony also featured Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean), James Bond, Mohammed Ali and a host of others. This is a feast in pictures:

AL-MUSTAPHA’S PRISON NOTES **I would Have Gunned Down Abdulsalami. **I noticed how Abacha’s body changed when President Yasser Arafat security operatives shook hands with him **Abacha and MKO’s death were organized.

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“My Boss, General Sani Muhammad Abacha, died at the early hours of Monday, 8th June, 1998. I had prepared him for a workshop organized by the Federal Ministry of Information for that day as he was expected to deliver an address as the Special Guest of Honour. His speech was drafted and fine tuned by the Chief Press Secretary, Chief David Attah who had submitted it to the Aide-De Camp for vetting and necessary amendments by the Commander-in-Chief. When I got to the bedside of the Head of State, he was already gasping. Ordinarily, I could not just touch him. It was not allowed in our job. But under the situation on ground, I knelt close to him and shouted, “General Sani Abacha, Sir, please grant me permission to touch and carry you.”

“Contrary to insinuations, speculations and sad rumours initiated by some sections of the society, I maintain that the sudden collapse of the health system of the late Head of State started previous day (Sunday, 7th June, 1998) right from the Abuja International Airport immediately after one of the white security operatives or personnel who accompanied President Yasser Arafat of Palestine shook hands with him (General Abacha) I had noticed the change in the countenance of the late Commander-in-Chief and informed the Aide-de-Camp, Lt. Col. Abdallah, accordingly. He, however, advised that we keep a close watch on the Head of State. Later in the evening of 8th June, 1998, around 6p.m; his doctor came around, administered an injection to stabilize him. He was advised to have a short rest. Happily, enough, by 9p.m; the Head of State was bouncing and receiving visitors until much later when General Jeremiah Timbut Useni, the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, came calling. He was fond of the Head of State. They were very good friends. They stayed and chatted together till about 3.35a.m. A friend of the house was with me in my office and as he was bidding me farewell, he came back to inform me that the FCT Minister, General Useni was out of the Head of State’s Guest House within the Villa.”

“I then decided to inform the ADC and other security boys that I would be on my way home to prepare for the early morning event at the International Conference Centre. At about 5a.m; the security guards ran to my quarters to inform me that the Head of State was very unstable. At first, I thought it was a coup attempt. Immediately, I prepared myself fully for any eventuality. As an intelligence officer and the Chief Security Officer to the Head of State for that matter, I devised a means of diverting the attention of the security boys from my escape route by asking my wife to continue chatting with them at the door – she was in the house while the boys were outside. From there, I got to the Guest House of the Head of State before them. When I got to the bedside of the Head of State, he was already gasping. Ordinarily, I could not just touch him. It was not allowed in our job. But under the situation on ground, I knelt close to him and shouted, “General Sani Abacha, Sir, please grant me permission to touch and carry you.” I again knocked at the stool beside the bed and shouted in the same manner, yet he did not respond. I then realized there was a serious danger. I immediately called the Head of State’s personal physician, Dr. Wali, who arrived the place under eight minutes from his house. He immediately gave Oga – General Abacha – two doses of injection, one at the heart and another close to his neck.”

“This did not work apparently as the Head of State had turned very cold. He then told me that the Head of State was dead and nothing could be done after all. I there and then asked the personal physician to remain with the dead body while I dashed home to be fully prepared for the problems that might arise from the incident. As soon as I informed my wife, she collapsed and burst into tears. I secured my house and then ran back. At that point, the Aide-de-Camp had been contacted by me and we decided that great caution must be taken in handling the grave situation. Again, I must reiterate that the issue of my Boss dying on top of women was a great lie just as the insinuation that General Sani Abacha ate and died of poisoned apples was equally a wicked lie. My question is: did Chief M.K.O Abiola die of poisoned apples or did he die on top of women? As I had stated at the Oputa Panel, their deaths were organized. Pure and simple! It was at this point that I used our special communication gadgets to diplomatically invite the Service Chiefs, Military Governors and some few elements purportedly to a meeting with the Head of State by 9a.m. at the Council Chamber. That completed, I also decided to talk to some former leaders of the nation to inform them that General Sani Abacha would like to meet them by 9a.m. Situation became charged however, when one of the Service Chiefs, Lieutenant General Ishaya Rizi Bamaiyi, who pretended to be with us, suggested he be made the new Head of State after we had quietly informed him of the death of General Sani Abacha. He even suggested we should allow him access to Chief Abiola. We smelt a rat and other heads of security agencies, on hearing this, advised I move Chief Abiola to a safer destination.”

“I managed to do this in spite of the fact that I had been terribly overwhelmed with the crisis at hand. But then, when some junior officers over-heard the suggestion of one of the Service Chiefs earlier mentioned, it was suggested to me that we should finish all the members of the Provisional Ruling Council and give the general public an excuse that there was a meeting of the PRC during which a shoot-out occurred between some members of the Provisional Ruling Council and the Body Guards to the Head of State When I sensed that we would be contending with far more delicate issues than the one on ground, I talked to Generals Buba Marwa and Ibrahim Sabo who both promptly advised us – the junior officers – against any bloodshed. They advised we contact General Ibrahim Babangida (former Military President) who equally advised against any bloodshed but that we should support the most senior officer in the Provisional Ruling Council (PRC) to be the new Head of State. Since the words of our elders are words of wisdom, we agreed to support General Jeremiah Useni. Along the line, General Bamaiyi lampooned me saying, “Can’t you put two and two together to be four? Has it not occurred to you that General Useni who was the last man with the Head of State might have poisoned him, knowing full well that he was the most senior officer in the PRC?”

“Naturally, I became furious with General Useni since General Abacha’s family had earlier on complained severally about the closeness of the two Generals; at that, a decision was taken to storm General Useni’s house with almost a battalion of soldiers to effect his arrest. Again, some heads of security units and agencies, including my wife, advised against the move. The next most senior person and officer in government was General Abdulsalami Abubakar, who was then the Chief of Defence Staff. We rejected the other Service Chief, who, we believed, was too ambitious and destructive. We settled for General Abubakar and about six of us called him inside a room in the Head of State’s residence to break the news of the death of General Abacha to him. As a General with vast experience, Abdulsalami Abubakar, humbly requested to see and pray for the soul of General Abacha which we allowed. Do we consider this a mistake? Because right there, he – Abubakar – went and sat on the seat of the late Head of State. Again, I was very furious. Like I said at the Oputa Panel, if caution was not applied, I would have gunned him down. The revolution the boys were yearning for would have started right there. The assumption that we could not have succeeded in the revolution was a blatant lie. We were in full control of the State House and the Brigade of Guards. We had loyal troops in Keffi and in some other areas surrounding the seat of government – Abuja. But I allowed peace to reign because we believed it would create further crises in the country.”

“We followed the advice of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and the wise counsel of some loyal senior officers and jointly agreed that General Abdulsalami Abubakar be installed Head of State, Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces immediately after the burial of General Sani Abacha in Kano. It is an irony of history that the same Service Chief who wanted to be Head of State through bloodshed, later instigated the new members of the Provisional Ruling Council against us and branded us killers, termites and all sorts of hopeless names. They planned, arranged our arrest, intimidation and subsequent jungle trial in 1998 and 1999. These, of course, led to our terrible condition in several prisons and places of confinement.”

How to set up and use a Twitter account

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Using Twitter is so easy these days, that is, for people who already have an account that one tends to forget how hard it was trying to set up one. There are those who cannot understand its rubrics, and strongly believe it’s for the elite. But Twitter is far from that. Once you understand how to use Twitter, you will even find it easier to use than Facebook, then there is this fact that you don’t need to write so much to post. All you need is write below 140 letters for each twit.

As a social network, Twitter is a cozy place to interact with friends and colleagues, and this article is meant to educate you on the very easy steps required to set up an account.

First of all, we need to know what Twitter is. Wikipedia describes it this way:

‘Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service, that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.’

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So, if you are reading this now, simply follow these easy steps right away and start twitting in a short while: Visit https://twitter.com/signup and fill in your name, username, password, and email address.

    1. What you enter in the “name” field depends on what exactly you plan to use this Twitter account for. Are you setting up a Twitter account for the entire company that will represent your comp any on Twitter? Then, you should put your company’s name in the name field. Alternatively, will you use this Twitter account as representing yourself? Then, you should put your own name in the field.
    2. You can apply the same logic to your Twitter username. If this Twitter account will represent the entire company, make the Twitter username your company name, or some variation thereof. If this Twitter account will represent you as a person, you can either use a variation of your name, your job title, your name plus an abbreviation of your company name, or something else not listed here. Your username must be 15 or less characters.
    3. When you are finished, click “Create My Account.”
  1. At this point, Twitter will send you an email asking you to verify your email address. Click on the link in the email to verify your email address.
  2. After you create your account, Twitter will give you an opportunity to search for topics that you are interested in, and enable you to “follow” Twitter accounts of people who talk about these topics. We recommend picking a few Twitter accounts related to your industry to follow.This will keep you “in the know” and abreast of recent news and updates in your industry. It will also give you ideas to “tweet” about. Click the “Follow” link next to any Twitter accounts that you would like to receive updates on. When you are finished, click “Next Step: Friends.”
  3. Twitter offers the ability to import a list of your contacts from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, and/or LinkedIn. This enables you to find Twitter accounts of your contacts, and to follow them. If you are setting up a company Twitter account, you may want to skip this step. It depends on how you want your company to be publically associated with people on your contact lists. If you do decide to skip this step, click “Skip import,” otherwise, click on the link to the service that you’d like to import contacts from.
  4. Twitter will now redirect you to your Twitter homepage, where you’ll be able to see a list of recent tweets from those Twitter accounts that you have followed. This is also where you can post your own tweets in the box under the heading “What’s happening?”
  5. Let’s customize your Twitter page. In the top right of the screen, click on the down arrow next to your Twitter username, and click on Settings.
  6. Click the “Profile” tab.
    1. Upload a picture. If this is a company Twitter account, upload your company’s logo. If this is your personal account, you can upload a photo of yourself, or some other image that is related to what you do.
    2. Enter your company’s website URL in the field “Web.”
    3. In the Bio field, write a short description of either your company or what you do, depending on what you will use the Twitter account for. Include keywords that Twitter users may use to search for businesses of your type.
    4. When you are done, click Save.
  7. If you would like to change your Twitter page’s background image, click the Design tab, and choose from one of the available themes. If you are graphics-savvy, this is where you could upload a background of your own, as well. Click “Save Changes” when you are done.
  8. Congratulations, your Twitter account is now set up.
  9. Congratulations on setting up your Twitter account! Now that your account is set up, learn how to maintain, optimize, and promote your Twitter account.