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Caged in the human zoo: The shocking story of the young pygmy warrior put on show in a monkey house - and how he fuelled Hitler's twisted beliefs

His ebony skin stood out in sharp contrast to the white crowd pressing to get a better view.

The young African boy bared his teeth at the men and women staring at him through the bars. They were sharpened into dagger-like points, making him appear all the more barbaric to the ignorant hordes.

Above the cage hung a sign proclaiming: 'The Missing Link.' A baby chimp sat disconsolately at the bottom of the enclosure, a single companion to the boy.…


Added by 9jabook.com on October 31, 2009 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Sweet Sensation ? NAFDAC seals off popular Lagos fast food outfit, Sweet Sensation Confectioneries

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed off a popular fast food outfit, Sweet Sensation Confectioneries, for operating under a condition considered inimical to the health of the public Director General of the agency, Dr. Paul Orhii, who revealed this at a press conference yesterday, said the eatery located at 14, Town Planning way, Ilupeju, Lagos, was operating under very unhygienic conditions.

Speaking on how the closure was… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 31, 2009 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

Ogun State: Lawmakers ask robbers to declare temporary ceasefire

"It is vey pathetic that law makers would call for robbers to cease operations whilst the under 17 world cup is going on in Nigeria so that foreigners don't have a bad… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 30, 2009 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Kirikiri Prisoner B George :Al-Mustapha welcomes Bode George to Kirikiri prison

Are we Dreaming or is Bode George Really in Prison in Naija ? Well, All Mustapha (who is still there for Kudirats' Alleged Assasination !) welcomed him to his domain .....Boy George's Newest wife was there to offer him some breakfast comfort with her cronies ..Now the Cat is out of the house , the "mouse" wants to make sure where he is ... READ ON !

* Shuns prison food

* Gets appeal documents

* Visitors barred from seeing him

LAGOS — FORMER Chief… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 29, 2009 at 8:33am — 29 Comments

Lagos: Married woman dies during sex romp with lover

It was a show of shame on Sunday when a woman who lied to her husband that she was going for a night vigil died in a popular hotel (names withheld) during a sex romp with her lover.


The mother of seven identified as Modinat Alabi, 45, of Ereko Street, Fadeyi, Lagos, had lied to her husband a devout muslim that she was going for a night vigil but ended up lodging in a hotel with one Hezekiah Ladipo, 62, who also lives in the same street with the… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 28, 2009 at 10:49am — 56 Comments

Eaglets Rise Higher Thrash Honduras 1-0

The Golden Eaglets improved their chances of making it to the knockout rounds of the FIFA U-17 World Cup when they defeated Honduras 1-0 last night at the National Stadium in Abuja. And with Germany losing to Argentina, all the Nigerians now need to advance to the last-16 is a draw against the Argentines on Friday at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.

The game’s only goal arrived after 53 minutes, courtesy of Abdul Ajagun, whose curling effort proved more than a handful for Honduran… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 28, 2009 at 10:41am — No Comments

Soludo’s father kidnapped

The father of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and PDP governorship candidate in Anambra State, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has been kidnapped.

The old man was kidnapped around 7pm yesterday at his Isuofia home in Aguata local government area of Anambra State. The kidnappers were said to have "stormed" his house in a Peugeot 406 car, according to sources close to his family.

At the time of the kidnap, Mr. Soludo, was in Abuja working with his lawyers seeking… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 28, 2009 at 10:38am — 23 Comments

THE FIGURINE - ARAROMIRE Kunle Afolayan's latest brainchild: Movie premieres in Greenwich London- SA

Golden Effects & DJAMEDIA in conjunction with

Africa At The Pictures


My first encounter with Mr Kunle Afolayan‘s work was during the build up to his debut as a Producer/Director with the movie “Irapada”. I attended the premiere and managed to sit all the way through the movie without getting up for extra pop corn refills or toilet breaks. To me this was the first sign that something about the talent behind the movie caught the attention of many. The… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 27, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Nigerian, Indian Wife Arrested

A Nigerian and his Indian (Punjabi) wife were arrested with more than four-gram smack at a naka in Mundi Kharar on Tuesday. The Nigerian has been residing in Mohali since eight years after coming here on a study visa. The car in which they were travelling has been impounded. After registering a case under various sections of the NDPS Act, both were produced in a local court which sent them in judicial remand,Times of India reported.

advertisement… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 27, 2009 at 7:34am — No Comments

Deportation: 10-Year-old Nigerian girl attempts suicide in Britain

From Tunde Oyedoyin, London

A 10-year-old Nigerian girl, Adeoti Ogunsola, described as "charming," by her head teacher, attempted taking her life last on Sunday, as Immigration officials were making plans to deport her and her mother from Britain for the second time this year.



Added by 9jabook.com on October 26, 2009 at 8:34am — 17 Comments

Nigerian woman killed in London, in front of her kids

A Nigerian mother, who worked for asylum seekers in Britain, has been stabbed to death in her London home in front of her own children. The victim, who was named as Ayodele Akinsiku, was found a few metres from her front door where she had bled to death after trying to escape from her killer. It is understood that her three young children were inside the home when the murder took place.…


Added by 9jabook.com on October 26, 2009 at 8:25am — 3 Comments

Genevieve,Chinamanda Adichie Do Naija Proud as Oprah Winfrey,CNN Interviews

The foreign media has been rightly accused of always blowing our ugly sides out of proportion while conveniently keeping mum on our good sides. Any time you hear the name Nigeria mentioned in any foreign media, especially CNN, chances are that it will be in the negative. Most times, even a good story about Nigeria is ended with one negative comment or the other.

But in the last few weeks, some young Nigerians were featured in great light to the delight of those… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 24, 2009 at 12:49pm — 15 Comments

Strange persons "coming to Lagos" State police cautions youths

THE continued influx of strange persons into Lagos has sent the state police command to the drawing board.

Among other measures evolved by the police to ensure that there is no security breach in the state are provision of updated security tips to residents, crackdown on the sale of dangerous weapons in unauthorised places, and close up on persons with suspicious movement.

The state police commissioner, Mr. Marvel Akpoyibo, who spoke on the development… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 21, 2009 at 8:38am — 13 Comments

Police Mermaid:Abuja Torture Chambers where Statue of Mermaid is First Lady

Ordinarily, it is supposed to be a symbol of law and order where crack detectives of the Nigeria Police Force ply their trade with finesse and professional dexterity, unlocking the key to several knotty criminal cases with scientific precision.

Onovo, IGP

The difference, however, is that the victims are no longer cows, sheep and goats, but human beings who though, are not slaughtered in the true sense of it, but are made to pass through… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 20, 2009 at 8:55am — 15 Comments


It has been reported that on November 1, 2009, the government of President Yar’Adua would commence fully the total deregulation of the downstream oil sector. This means that Nigerians must be prepared for a regime when government withdraws any semblance of protection of the consumer against unguarded pricing of petroleum products.

It must be stated for those who argue that deregulation would eventually lead to low pricing of petroleum products, and who are excited at citing… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 15, 2009 at 8:16am — 25 Comments

Father Sues Covenant University over death of 11year old daughter

Today, Toye Arulogun will be asking a Federal High Court in Abeokuta to declare Faith Academy and the Covenant University Health Centre, along with their staff, guilty of negligence, leading to the death of his daughter, Morenike Yireobong Toye-Arulogun, a JSS1 boarder with Faith Academy. She had complained of a headache and chills at the Convenant health centre but by the time a test was conducted four days later, she was semi-conscious.

The… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 14, 2009 at 7:52am — No Comments

Suicide : Disquiet over rising rate of suicide

Disquiet over rising rate of suicide

Suicide may be defined as an act of deliberate self harm with a fatal outcome. It is an intentional, self-inflicted death. This disturbing phenomenon constitutes a global affliction, with higher rates reported in industrialialized countries of the world compared to less technologically advanced societies. About 1 million people commit suicide all over the world annually with about 3000 such acts occurries daily.

For every completed… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 14, 2009 at 7:13am — No Comments

Osama bin Laden • ‘I made my will before going to interview him’

When an intrepid and award-winning Pakistani journalist, Hamid Mir scooped an exclusive interview with the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, the world’s intelligent agencies swooped on him like bees.

Osama bin Laden

They wanted to know how he was able to get an interview with a man who had defied the prying searchlight of the world’s most sophisticated intelligent agencies, like America’s CIA, Pakistani Intelligence Services, Israeli’s Mossad and… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 13, 2009 at 3:59pm — 12 Comments

MTV mama's:Akon,Wycleff strip on stage DbanJ wins AOY Again !

What could possibly be going through their minds? Wyclef challenged Akon to do twenty push ups on stage during the Awards. Akon takes up the challenge with part of the agreement as stripping to their boxers So they strip but Akon takes it a step forward – taking his mic and putting it in his boxers. There’s no way that would be called sexy but foolish.

Akon checking the mic from his boxers and… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 13, 2009 at 8:00am — 27 Comments


THE Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), has suspended strike for two weeks.

Announcing the suspension at a news conference at the Imo State University (now Evan Enwerem University, Owerri), the Presideent of ASUU Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie noted that they took the decision in compliance with the agreement reached in order to move the educational sector forward, hoping that the Federal Government would dialogue with the body conclusively in favor of the growth of the… Continue

Added by 9jabook.com on October 12, 2009 at 8:38am — 12 Comments

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