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SAD : Nigerian Defender David Onyika Collapses And Dies During A Football Match In Malaysia

A 30-year-old Nigerian defender, David Faramola Onyika who plays his club football in Malaysia, T-Team collapsed and died during a football match yesterday Saturday 13th June 2015.

Onyika in green during an International Match

Malaysian Media reported that David, who recently signed for his club collapsed down three minutes into play in Kota Bharu , a Malaysian city. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ambulance on the field to rescue Onyika

According to CEO of his club Oniyka did not receive treatment urgently which could have possibly saved his life.
“He suffered a heart attack but it could have been a different story had the ambulance driver was alert,” he told the New Straits Times.
“The driver was at the stands watching the game when Oniya suddenly collapsed and our defender was deprived of oxygen for several minutes”
Organizers of the match were forced to call it off after 60 minutes, when news filtered in that Oniya had died.

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A Cleaner Awarded With 3000 Shillings After Returning A Missing Luggage Containing 5 Million


Ugwu, who works for Patovilki Cleaning Services, a concessionaire engaged by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria to keep the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos clean, was on a monthly salary of  7800N equivalent to 3500 Ksh  before the incident.


The National Diploma graduate of Our Saviour Institute of Science, Agriculture and Technology, Enugu, now enjoys a N7,200 [Ksh 3000] salary increment, bringing her new salary to N15,000 [6922 Ksh].

During a visit to the airport on Monday, PUNCH Metro interacted with Ugwu’s colleagues who expressed disappointment that such act of uncommon integrity was not noticed by the government.

They argued that a society that was quick to mete out punishment to offenders should also be quick to reward exemplary behaviour.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one of Ugwu’s colleagues lamented that the government did not have a culture of rewarding and encouraging exemplary behaviour.

She said, “Some people have abused her and called her a fool for returning the bag. It now looks as if what she did was wrong. Most people will not be motivated to follow her lead when faced with similar situation. The government should have, at least, sent her a commendation letter for what she did.” Another colleague, identified simply as Faith, also expressed disappointment. She said Ugwu had returned passengers’ luggage with money in them for a record third time and all three had gone unnoticed.

She said, “Twice in December 2014, she returned passengers’ luggage with huge sums of money in them.

“One contained about N600,000 and the other had close to N2m. if it were to be a case of stealing and she was caught, I am sure the government would have been quick to send her to jail.”

Ugwu, however, said she had no regrets for what she did, but would not mind being compensated.

She said, “I believe that a good name is better than riches. This incident has taken my name far and wide and I am happy that it is for a good cause. God’s reward is the ultimate, but if the government will give me a proper job as promised, I will be happy.

“My company on its part has tried and I am grateful for the management’s action. My salary has been increased and I have also been promoted.”

Mrs. Eunice Anumudu, Ugwu’s supervisor at the airport, praised her integrity and uprightness, saying that Ugwu had become a role model, not only for her colleagues, but for all Nigerians.

“What she did is worthy of emulation. Many people in her shoes would have done otherwise. She is a role model to her colleagues and to all Nigerians. I will be happy if the government can do something to encourage her,” she said.

source (c) Nigerian News update

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Pray For Them: 12 People Reported Dead, Others Trapped As A Synagogue Church Building Collapses In Nigeria

Many people are reported  dead with several others injured after a 5-storey building located inside the headquarters of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos collapsed around 2pm in the afternoon.

Many worshipers who lived inside the church building were among those who died while some are believed to still be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building.

Four ambulance buses have arrived at the scene to take the injured to the hospital while the dead are being evacuated to the mortuary.Rescue efforts are still on going in the area.


Kindly remember the them in your prayers.


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While In Church Service : Police Discover Explosives Hidden At A Winners Chapel Church

Two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were reportedly discovered today at a church, Winners Chapel on Port Harcourt road in Owerri, Nigeria.

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The  explosives were allegedly planted on Saturday night and timed to explode after worshippers had gathered for Sunday worship.

Confirming the report, the Commissioner of Police in Imo state, Abdumajid Ali, said they have arrested six suspects over the discovery of the explosives.

Worshippers at the Port Harcourt Road branch of Winners Chapel were full of thanks to God for sparing their lives after the police detected the explosives and detonated them.

A worshipper, Onumara Onyekachi told Premium times said, “I was about getting ready for the second service when a friend posted this ‘Breaking News!!!!!! Police Anti Bomb squad has just detonated two bomb explosives planted at Winner Chapel PH road Owerri.’

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Bosnia Fans Start Petition To Remove Referee Who Officiated Their 1-0 Loss To Nigeria From World Cup


A petition for referee Peter O’Leary to be removed from the World Cup has received 20,000 signatures from Bosnia fans after his performance in their 1-0 defeat to Nigeria.


The New Zealand official drew fierce criticism for his decision to disallow Edin Dzeko’s early strike during Saturday’s Group F clash in Cuiaba.

O’Leary also appeared to miss a foul on Emir Spahic in the build-up to Peter Odemwingie’s winning goal, which saw Bosnia exit the tournament.

And afterwards a picture of the referee appeared, seemingly celebrating with Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.

Unsurprisingly Safet Susic’s side were furious and one fan sent a petition to FIFA – with it now having received 20,000 signatures.

Alongside O’Leary being removed from the rest of the World Cup, they also want the result to be changed to 1-1, meaning they are still in the tournament.

After the game, Manchester City striker Dzeko slammed the referee’s performance as “shameful”.

He said: “We should have won the game. But the referee was shameful.

“We are going home, we are sad because of that. But this referee should be going home, too.

“He changed the game. That’s why we lost. It was obviously a foul on our captain and before, when I scored the goal, it was never offside.”


Nigeria Passes Bill to Ban Gay Marriage, Gay Rights Groups

Nigeria moved a step closer to not only banning gay marriage but also establishing jail terms of up to 10 years for those found guilty of forming gay rights organizations, after lawmakers passed a long-debated bill on Thursday.


President Goodluck Jonathan will have to sign the House of Representatives-approved bill before it becomes law, but whether or not he will place his name on it remains to be determined, The Associated Press reported. Nigeria receives international aid funding for AIDS and HIV outreach programs from countries like the U.S. and U.K., which have opposed the criminalization of homosexuality.

“Same-sex marriage cannot be allowed on moral and religious grounds. The Muslim religion forbids it. Christianity forbids it and the African traditional religion forbids it,” the bill’s sponsor, Senator Domingo Obende, previously said.

The bill, which was passed by the Senate in November 2011, carries a 10-year prison sentence for offenders who are deemed to have formed a gay rights club or organization. Any public showing of same-sex romantic relationships will also be against the law, and gay couples who marry could face up to 14 years behind bars. Those who help them or serve as witnesses to such a marriage could get up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

Nigeria, a country of 170 million people, is divided by geographical and religious lines – half the population is Muslim, concentrated mostly in the North, while the other half is largely Christian, living in the South. President Jonathan is a Christian, and the Nigerian constitution provides for freedom of religion

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