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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 22, 2014. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. David Parrandang, Wednesday, said  the federal government had given a go-ahead for the opening up of 30 new border posts mainly in the troubled North-east.

Parrandang, who was a guest at the National Conference Committee on Immigration, lamented the existence of well over 1,400 illegal borders  in Nigeria, a situation he said contributes to the spate of insurgencies in the country.

He said a paltry 22,300 staff are currently in the employ of the immigration service nationwide, adding that the organisation needed to be recruiting an average of 5,000 officers annually for the next five years,  if it must discharge its responsibilities adequately.

He said plans are underway to open up 30 new border control posts in strategic locations in the country to beef- up the 83 existing border posts.

Apparently reacting to the Boko Haram crisis in Adamawa State and other North-east states, the Comptroller General said only five legal control posts exist in that region, in addition to 80 illegal routes through which the sect members may be finding their way  into the country.

Speaking on the issue of erecting perimeter fence across the borders, the Parrandang  said relying only on border perimetres alone would not work, adding “we need a relevant mix of technology and relevant personnel.

“There are numerous border crosses into this country, 1400 illegal routes which are not manned, this has threatened the security of the nation.
“There are 22,300 staff performing all the immigration functions in the whole country. We require at least 5,000 additional personnel annually for the next five years to be able to effectively control our borders.

“In terms of finances we need to effectively check our borders,one cannot quantify that in naira and kobo. For you to be able to patrol the country perfectly, you need a combination of equipment, citizens participation, more competent personnel among others.

“ If you throw money at borders it would not achieve anything but you need a combination of all these to make it work. And it need patient to follow through,” he said.

On measures to ameliorate the suffering by Nigerian passport holders, he said  very shortly NIS is  going to have a 64-page passport as part of the ongoing reforms of services rendered by the immigration service.
He also promised that there are plans to introduce electronic data capturing device to be stationed at the nation’s international airports to track movement in and out of the country.

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KOGI – An Upper Sharia court in Kogi state on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 sentenced to death by stoning a 63-year-old HIV positive, Ubale Saidu Dotsa for raping and infecting a minor with the deadly virus.

Dotsa was found guilty by the court following incontrovertible evidence tendered by the prosecution counsel for raping Hauwa Muhammad.

Vanguard reports:

Saidu, who has been standing trial over  the last two months for raping a 12-year-old (names withheld), confessed to have raped her at Dotsa village in Kumbotso, a suburb of Kano, after inducement.

Medical report tendered by the prosecution counsel indicated that the Primary 6 pupil has been inflicted with the deadly virus after the forceful penetration by Ubale.

Ubale is said to being living with HIV in the last two years. He  lost his first and second wives to same virus in 2011. According to record before the court, the wives died in six month interval.

Delivering the judgment, Khadi Faruq Ahmed further ordered that N36 million be paid as compensation to the parents of Hauwa Mohammed if their daughter eventually dies.

Khadi Farouq also directed that the judgment should  be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice which is expected to forward same to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for assent.

File Photo: Families displaced by the violence caused by the terrorist acts of Boko Haram in Borno State

Members of the Boko Haram sect have threatened to kill the abducted students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, if the search to recover them continues.

This threat comes after the women in Borno under the auspices of BAOBAB Women’s Right, have said they were ready to storm the major hide out of the insurgents in Sambisa forest, where the abducted girls were believed to be held.

The groups spokesperson, Professor Hauwa Biu, told newsmen that they resolved to embark on the rescue mission when it was evident that no reasonable progress was being achieved in the rescue efforts.

She said:“We are ready to go into the forest and search for the girls. In fact, we are prepared to risk our lives and get up to Boko Haram camp and appeal to them to release the children to us so  that they can re unite with their parents.

“There is nothing extraordinary in our quest to enter the dangerous forest. We learnt that some men in Chibok had earlier embarked on such mission, which later turned out to be fruitless.

“We felt that as mothers, we are in a better position to have the sympathy and concern over the fate of the missing girls.

“Our target is not to fight the abductors, but we want to beg them to release the girls in the name of the God that we all worship.”

The group expressed concerns for the parents of abducted girls urging security forces to expedite action in their search and rescue mission so that their parents can have rest of mind.

Biu appealed to security agents to make use of sophisticated weapons in detecting the location of the abductors for easy rescue operation.

She described the abduction of the school girls as inhuman, abuse of human rights, capable of scuttling efforts for enhanced girl child education in the state and the country at large.

Biu said: “The abduction of the innocent girls violates their human rights, and it is a crime against humanity and prohibited under international humanitarian law.

“Women in Borno strongly condemn this act in its totality as it deprives children their right to learn in a safe environment, thereby jeopardising their future.”

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Deuteronomy 28:1 ERV “Now, if you will be careful to obey the Lord your God and follow all his commands that I tell you today, the Lord your God will put you high above all the nations on earth.”

Does God want us to be great on earth? Yes; not only that, He wants to make us greater than our contemporaries. If He said He’d put the Israelites above all nations then He can put you above all men if you let Him.

I know it sounds like fiction; just like you, I know quite a number of the biggest names in the world in all endeavours of life; you may have compared yourself with them and concluded that you don’t stand a chance; well, if you doubt yourself, please don’t doubt God!

If tonight you commit yourself to doing the word of God, you’ll watch yourself rise higher and higher every day, every month and every year. You can become the talk of the town in the next few years! You can become greater than you have ever imagined if you’d devote yourself to doing the word consistently. I’m rising daily; my paths are as the shining light that shines brighter and brighter; daily I’m growing greater and greater because of the word of God! Hallelujah!

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A snapshot of the suspected terrorists arrested in Taraba by the Nigerian military released by Defense Headquarters on April 23, 2014. The terrorists are pictured with their arms and charms. (DHQ Photo)
A snapshot of the suspected terrorists arrested in Taraba by the Nigerian military released by Defense Headquarters on April 23, 2014. The terrorists are pictured with their arms and charms. (DHQ Photo)

It has been revealed that the groups of alleged Fulani herdsmen that have been terrorizing the middle belt states of Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and even those that recently killed scores of people in Zamfara state, are members of the Boko Haram sect.

The Nigerian military troops arrested some Fulani herdsmen that took part in the killings and burning of houses in Wukari, Taraba state, who confessed to have taken part in Boko Haram attacks.

A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade confirmed the development saying “A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp in the outskirt of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military check point at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State”.

“Other members of the group were sighted in the course of air surveillance and later trailed to their camp where they engaged the troops in a battle”.

“The terrorists were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe States”.

“One of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to Wukari area in furtherance of their mission”.

“Assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from them”.

“Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy returns to the town”.

“Troops have maintained patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing”.

“In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have made some arrests”.

“Among those arrested was a boat operator who ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area”.

“In the meantime, the search for the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok is also being intensified”.

Weapons recovered from the terrorists in Taraba by Nigerian troops (DHQ Photo)
Weapons recovered from the terrorists in Taraba by Nigerian troops (DHQ Photo)
Weapons and charms recovered from the terrorists in Taraba by Nigerian troops, the clothing of the suspects also pictured (DHQ Photo)
Weapons and charms recovered from the terrorists in Taraba by Nigerian troops, the clothing of the suspects also pictured (DHQ Photo)

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Cops say a Tennessee teen who got arrested for driving with a suspended license on Monday had a surprise in store for police.

When a female corrections officer at Kingsport jail performed a search on 19-year-old Dallas Archer, she allegedly discovered an “unknown object” lodged in the young woman’s crotch. She alerted another female officer, who accompanied her during a further examination, according to documents obtained by the Smoking Gun.

The officers allegedly discovered a loaded, five-shot, four-inch .22 caliber mini-revolver concealed in Archer’s vagina. It turns out that the gun was stolen last year when John Souther’s car was “ransacked” in an auto burglary, cops said.

Souther, a 70-year-old retired car salesman, told TSG that he’d make sure to give his stolen “little fellow… a bath in bleach.”

Archer was charged with gun possession and introducing contraband into a penal facility, and was later released on $6,000 bond, according to Gawker.

This isn’t the first time someone’s allegedly been caught with a gun concealed in their nether regions. Last year, an Oklahoma woman was arrested with a loaded 5-shot revolver sticking out of her vagina, cops said.

“It would seem to be a very dangerous place to carry a loaded firearm,” Pontotoc County District Attorney Chris Ross told KFOR at the time. “If it goes off, it’s only going one place.”

That woman, Christie Harris, also had two bags of what turned out to be methamphetamine hidden in baggies in her butt, according to police.

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For the past couple of weeks we’ve had a lively discussion about intimacy and it’s various meanings.

This whole discussion started off with the question, what’s the difference between intimacy and sex? Since your host of the Simple Marriage Project is a guy, I thought I’d take a moment and cover the easier of the two topics in the question. And let’s look at them through the lens of common mistakes.

A word of warning, this post is a bit more graphic than previous posts on the subject. Adults only please.

While both genders commit sexual faux pas, this time I’m targeting us men.

So as a Christmas gift to you male readers – or maybe it’s a gift to your wife – or maybe it’s a gift to both of you! –  here are a few blunders to avoid while being intimate and having sex with your wife:

1. Pursuing her only in bed. At the end of a long, busy day, as you climb into the sheets together, if there’s been no pre-game, it’s less likely that the main event is going to take place. Think of pursing your lover as an all day affair. Women love to be wooed. And the best wooing can be of her mind. Let her know you’re thinking about her. You desire her.

2. Not speaking up or being direct. Many men fall victim to the idea that sex will just happen. It’s part of marriage, right? If you believe this then little more effort than “hey honey, wanna do it?” may be made. Or the issue may be brought up via passive language, “so are we going to have sex tonight?” While you may think there’s nothing wrong with this last statement, wording it that way makes it seem like an obligation. Another thing on the to-do list. Try being a bit more direct, “baby, I want you.”

3. Letting yourself go. While you may have said “for better or worse” and this may include some fluctuations in weight, don’t let yourself go completely. Moving from the wash board abs to the round rock abs may be a bit of an inevitability over time, don’t rush it. Your wife wants a husband who takes care of himself – from your basic hygiene, to how you dress, to what shape you’re in – physically, mentally, and spiritually.

4. Going south too soon, or not at all. Diving in for the genitals too soon, whether this be by hand or orally, usually isn’t the best idea. Your wife needs to be properly aroused before heading south. Focus on her whole body. Head to toe. And don’t forget her mind. For those who don’t go at all, that may be fine with your wife, or it may not. Have you asked her? Talk about your thoughts on the subject together.

One thing I’ve come across while counseling “good Christian” clients is a guilty feeling tied to the oral sex subject. To combat whether or not oral sex is Biblical, spend some time reading Song of Solomon.

5. Ignoring, or not knowing, the clitoris. Many men may think a woman’s orgasmic ability is due to penetration. And while there is pleasure during penetration, a major player for her is on the sidelines.

The clitoris’ only function is pleasure – so don’t ignore her prime-time performer. If you’re one of the many men who don’t know what I’m talking about, go to the library and find an anatomy book. At the risk of TMI, one of the best things for our sex life has been what my wife and I learned during the “sexuality” coursework of my education.

Become a student of her body – she’ll thank you for it.

6. Missing other erogenous zones. Most women have more erogenous areas than simply her breasts, nipples, and genitals. The big three may be the zones that are most stimulating for men during foreplay, but you may want to wait until you’re invited before moving in. Ask her what she likes. And then remember what she tells you!!! Take the time to learn your wife’s other “hot” zones. Neck, shoulders, back, buttocks, and feet are common zones. Generally speaking, their other zones are usually what lights up the big three!

Never forget – the hottest zone of all is between her ears – her mind.

7. Seeking to score for yourself. Many men may seek to just “get some.” Be sure to realize that sex is best when there are two of you playing the game. Learn to stay present in the moment. To follow her lead. And to follow the connection between the two of you. This will lead to the best climaxes for both of you.

8. Not exploring her fantasies. All women have an erotic side. While some may have no idea where this is located, research has found that women are more aroused by explicit fantasies than romantic ones. If you are one who wants to up the role-play or fantasy side of sex, have you taken the lead? If you long for your wife to “dress up” for you and she’s unwilling, how about greeting your wife one evening in costume? Come into the bedroom with only a bow tie on and a towel over your arm as “Jeeves, her butler willing to serve her for the evening.”

9. Thinking she should act like a porn star. Speaking of fantasies, one of the many terrible things depicted in pornography is the thought that she should fulfill your every fantasy. This is not reality. She is not an object, don’t treat her as such.

10. Believing once is enough for her. She just had a through the roof orgasm, she’s perfectly content, right? Wrong. Many women are not near as quick to come down from their revved up state as men. Even if you’re content, don’t rule out the second half, or even overtime. There are many other ways of pleasing her. There’s the whistle, get back in the game.

A word of caution – make sure she’s the one interested in more. Men can turn the pursuit of more into a personal scorecard – “The more orgasms I can give her, the better lover I am.” Not true if she’s either satisfied or not made for multiples. If that’s the case, then you’re manipulating her body to stroke your ego -“ and that’s never sexy!

11. Going too fast. If there’s one bit of advice I’ve given almost every couple I’ve counseled when it comes to sex it’s this: slow down. Take your time with each other. Enjoy the moments together. If you only have time for a “quickie” then this may not apply. But if you’ve got the time together, don’t rush it. Slow down. Relax. And enjoy!

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When I was little, I was terrified of kissing. ‘I won’t know what to do,’ I worried. But then I had my first kiss and more or less figured it out. Now, after fifteen years of smooching, I’ve realized seven things that add up to a great kiss. Weigh in (and add your own kissing tips) after the jump!

1.) Make your lips super soft. Before you kiss, brush your lips with your toothbrush and then apply Chapstick. Then, right before you kiss, lick your lips.

2.) Slooooow down. When I’m nervous, I get chatty, but rapid-fire conversation is the fastest way to ruin a romantic moment. So just slow down. Stop talking. Give him a subtle smile. Move closer. Look in his eyes. Count his blinks. Just be. Voila! Suddenly you’ll find that it’s the perfect moment for a kiss.

3.) Mix it up. When you start kissing, ease into it. You basically can’t go too slowly, so just enjoy the moment. And as you continue kissing, shake it up by alternating between slow and fast, hard and soft, little pecks and deeper kisses, closed mouth and French kisses

4.) Let your hands roam. We talked about where we put our hands during kisses (mine shoot right to Alex’s cheeks!) but it’s great to move your hands while you smooch. Run your fingers through his hair, put your hands on his face, rub his shoulders, pull his shirt towards you and, as things heat up, press the small of his back toward you (so sexy!)

5.) Kiss his jawline. Don’t ask me why, but guys love love love to be kissed on the jawline. Kiss along his jaw all the way to the end, near his ear. Trust me, he will freak out.

6.) Breathe on his skin. There’s nothing sexier than being close enough to feel your crush’s breath, so as you kiss his neck or cheek or ears, breath gently on his skin. It adds a certain intimacy that takes the kiss to a new level.

7.) Finish off sweetly. When the kiss is over, keep your eyes shut for an extra second, then slowly open them and smile. This will not only lengthen the schmoopy experience for you, but will also show him that you’re truly into the kiss–and into him.

What about you, my dears? What do you love most about kissing? What’s your favorite part of a kiss? What special kissing techniques do you have? I’d love to hear…xoxo SWAK!

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Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

It’s official: Lupita Nyong’o is People magazine’s Most Beautiful Person for 2014, besting other gorgeous ladies like Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Julianna Margulies.

The annual Most Beautiful cover was unveiled on the Today show Wednesday, April 23:

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This should come as no surprise to the magazine’s readers (and to the world, really), and it’s not only because Nyong’o is breathtakingly beautiful. The breakout star of “12 Years a Slave,” this year’s Best Picture, won an Oscar herself for Best Supporting Actress. She soon after inked a contract with Lancome Paris and constantly lands on “best dressed” lists with every red carpet appearance.

But it’s the Kenyan Mexican actress’ reaction to the new honor that captures her the most. “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” Nyong’o told People after learning she’s gracing this year’s cover. “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.”

The humble yet powerful sentiment seems to be a constant when it comes to the 31-year-old, whose speeches have become as much an inspiration as they are a gracious thanks. At the Academy Awards, she wrapped her speech up with the memorable “I look down at this golden statue, and may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”

Upon winning the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in February, Nyong’o moved the audience by saying:

“I want to take this opportunity to talk about beauty. Black beauty. Dark beauty. I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: ‘Dear Lupita,’ it reads, ‘I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.'”

“I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin. I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin,” Nyong’o added, wrapping her speech up with: “I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty.”

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Kourtney Kardashian apparently made a quick trip to Las Vegas prior to heading off to a luxury vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for her birthday weekend.

The 35-year-old new mom was spotted poolside at The Mirage Hotel on April 12, in what looks like a pre-planned photo shoot (to us anyway) wearing a green swimsuit, which reminded us just how much killer curves run in the Kardashian family.

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