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Heartbreaking video shows man slapping a baby and flinging him on the floor multiple times as he forces him to stand on his own.

 Heartbreaking video shows man slapping a baby and flinging him on the floor multiple times as he forces him to stand on his own
A heartbreaking video showing a man slapping a baby multiple time and lifting him into the air before tossing him to the ground, also multiple times, has caused outrage.

In the shocking video, the man is seen trying to get the baby to stand on his own, but the boy couldn't, so he slaps him across the face multiple time and doesn't stop, even as the child cries.

He then positions the baby beside a table, with the child's hands on the table for support, and tries to get the baby to stand on his own. But the baby's legs wobble and this angers the man so, he slaps the baby on the stomach twice.

While this is going on, there's a boy seen lying on a couch. Someone is also behind the camera because the baby is seen looking at the person while crying, but the person doesn't come to the baby's aid.

The man then carries the baby away from the table, lifts him high into the air, and drops him on the floor. He does this multiple times, then continues beating the baby again.
            Heartbreaking video shows man slapping a baby and flinging him on the floor multiple times as he forces him to stand on his own
It is not clear how many people are in the room as this happens but voices can be heard in the background.

The video was shared by actress and former Miss Lebanon, Nadine Nassib Njeim and she tagged the United Nations, asking them to intervene.

Instagram users are angered by the man's actions and they are calling for help in identifying the man and reporting him to the appropriate authorities for child abuse.
     Heartbreaking video shows man slapping a baby and flinging him on the floor multiple times as he forces him to stand on his own


Man drowns while proposing to girlfriend underwater.

An American man has drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater on holiday in Tanzania.

Steven Weber and his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine, were staying in a submerged cabin at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island.

Footage shows Mr Weber diving underwater to ask Ms Antoine to marry him.

In the video according to the BBC report, Mr Weber presses a hand-written proposal note against the cabin window as Ms Antoine films from inside.

Ms Antoine, confirming Mr Weber’s death in a Facebook post, said he “never emerged from those depths”.

The Manta Resort told the BBC Mr Weber “tragically drowned while free diving alone outside the underwater room” on Thursday afternoon.

“It is with the deepest regret that we inform that a fatal accident occurred at The Manta Resort on Thursday 19 September 2019,” the resort said in a statement.

Matthew Saus, CEO of the resort, said “everyone is shaken to the core” by Mr Weber’s death.

Mr Weber and Ms Antoine had booked four nights at the resort’s underwater room, which lies approximately 250m (820ft) from the shore.

Costing $1,700-a-night (£1,300), the cabin is anchored in water around 10m (32ft) deep.

On the third day of their stay, Mr Weber, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, plunged into the water to make his proposal.

Wearing goggles and flippers, he held a note against the cabin’s glass window as Ms Antoine watched on from within.

His note read: “I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you. But… everything I love about you, I love more every day!”

Later in the video, Mr Weber turns over the sheet of paper to reveal the proposal, before pulling an engagement ring from his shorts and swimming out of view.

Mr Saus told the BBC his staff responded to a “problem in the water”, but when they arrived “absolutely nothing could be done”.

In her Facebook post, Ms Antoine said Mr Weber “never got to hear her answer” to his proposal, which would have been “a million times, yes”.

“We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruellest twist of fate imaginable,” she wrote.

“I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together.”

The US Department of State said it is aware of the death of a US citizen in Tanzania, in East Africa.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss,” a spokesperson said. “We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance.”


Golf Players from 7 countries expected in P/H Oct 1.

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Edwin Osuhor, Tournament Director of the African Tour, on Saturday revealed that golfers from at least seven countries were expected to feature in the 1st October Golf Championship in Port Harcourt.

The championship, which is the fourth edition of the African Tour’s annual event, is usually staged to mark the Nigeria’s Independence.

The [email protected] championship is expected to tee off on Saturday and end on Oct. 1 at the Port Harcourt Golf Club.

Osuhor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that players from seven African countries ——— Ghana, Cameroon, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea and hosts Nigeria —— would battle for honours in this year’s tournament.

He noted that the annual independence tournament had become the best-attended event on the Tour.

“Last year, a record number of spectators enjoyed the fun at the Port Harcourt Club’s Golf Section when Ghana’s Vincent Torgah claimed the title.

“This golf tournament which features some of the game’s top players in the region has gained a reputation over the years as the most raucous event on the African Tour, and for good reason.

“The 18th and 9th holes of the host course of this event are home to one of the most enthusiastic crowds on the African Tour,” Osuhor said.

The tournament director explained that there would also be some smaller events organised as part of activities to mark the Independence tournament.

“This year’s tournament is nearly a week long, spanning over two weeks.

“On Thursday and Friday, the pros will play practice rounds to get ready for when each stroke counts.

“There will also be a ‘Beat The Pro Contest’ amongst young players whose ages range from 6 to 18, where any player who beats a pro by having his or her ball closer to the pin than the pros will win a gift voucher worth 100 U. S. dollars.

“The fun really begins on Friday with the qualifying event for new pros seeking a spot in this year’s event. It is a one-day contest featuring pro golfers paired with scratch amateurs.

“The actual tournament officially begins on Sept. 28 where a lot of notable golfers around Africa will be out to make the cut,” he said.

Some of the notable players expected to feature in the tourney include defending champion Vincent Torgah from Ghana.

There will also as well be 2016 and 2017 champions, Nigeria’s Andrew Odoh and Kingsley Oparaku, respectively.

Others are Cameroon’s Priestly Nji; the winner of the 2019 Shagamu Cup, Francis Epe; winner of the 2019 South-East Shoot-out, and Emos Koblarh; the number two player in the Order of Merit (O. D. M.).

The rest are Olapade Sunday; number three (O.D.M), Gift Willy; number five (O.D.M) and Mike Ubi; number six (O.D.M).


Boko-Haram:Soldiers embark on “OPERATION POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION” to rout terrorists in north east.

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The Nigerian army said its soldiers fighting the counter-insurgency war in the northeast have embarked on an operation to identify and arrest all suspected terrorists operating in the region.

The operation code-named “OPERATION POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION”, will among others conduct a thorough screening on all motorists and passengers plying the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States roads to check their valid means of identification.

Such persons would be made to produce their National Identification Card, Voters Registration Card, Drivers’ License/International Passports, or other valid official identification before they would be allowed passage.

Deputy Director Army Public Relations Operation Lafia Dole, Colonel Ado Isa, said the operation has become necessary following Intelligence reports that following credible information that some of the fleeing criminals were taking refuge in some towns and villages in the north east.

He has therefore called on people of the area to carry valid means of identification when traveling through the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

Isa said “The Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE has commenced an operation nicknamed “OPERATION POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION”.

“The operation is aimed at searching for and arresting all suspected erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP criminal elements that roam some parts of the North Eastern part of the country. This has become necessary following credible information that some of the fleeing criminals are hibernating in some towns and villages of Borno and Yobe States in particular and North East in general.

“Consequently, members of the public are enjoined to always carry valid means of identification when moving or passing through the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. Our troops have been instructed to strictly check valid means of identification such as National Identification Card, Voters Registration Card, Drivers’ License and International Passports, or other valid official identification, before allowing such person passage.

“We therefore once again enjoin all to fully cooperate with troops and security agencies in carrying out this exercise.

“The Theatre Command also wish to state that anyone not positively identified will attract further scrutiny and comprehensive investigation to determine his or her activities with the insurgents or otherwise.

“The general public is please requested to bear with this measure as it is in their best interest and our national security, as well as efforts to end the madness called insurgency as perpetrated by the erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters”.


Omoyele Sowore: Government has attained unprecedented level of paranoia – Wole Soyinka.

Professor Wole Soyinka has said that with the new move of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on Omoyele Sowore, “Further checks have however confirmed that this government has indeed attained an unprecedented level of paranoia.”

Soyinka, reacting to the 7-count charge slammed against Sowore, who has been in detention following a court pronouncement, said the the new was “utterly depressing.”

The Nobel laureate winner added that on hearing the news, “I can testify that the immediate reaction around me was to dismiss this as yet another grotesque product of Fake News, of which Nigerians have become the greatest practitioners. I confess that I also joined in this school of thought – at the start.”

Soyinka said: “This is utterly depressing news. So, the Sowore affair has moved beyond harassment and taken on a sinister direction. Outside the country where I happened to be engaged at the moment, I can testify that the immediate reaction around me was to dismiss this as yet another grotesque product of Fake News, of which Nigerians have become the greatest practitioners.

“I confess that I also joined in this school of thought – at the start. Further checks have, however, confirmed that this government has indeed attained an unprecedented level of paranoia.

“I do not believe that the Justice department itself believes in these improbable charges, as formally publicised. So, once again, we inscribe on our annals another season of treasonable felony,

History still guards some lessons we have yet to digest, much less from which to learn. Welcome to the Club, Mr Omoyele Sowore,” Soyinka said.


Hostage regains freedom after 4 years in pirates’ custody.

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An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years has been released with the help of the United Nations and a humanitarian group, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi thanked the Hostage Support Partnership group, U.N. officials in Somalia, and authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland and in Ethiopia for their help in winning the release of Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh, the state news agency IRNA said.

Three Iranians sailors are still being held, Mousavi said.

“We are happy to announce we have obtained the release of one of the last hostages of Somali piracy ... 3 more seafarers remain who need our help,” Hostage Support Partnership tweeted.

Earlier, Iranian media reports said Panahandeh was among 21 crew members of a boat hijacked in March 2015. Eight of the hostages died, five escaped, and four were freed in a security operation by Iran last year, the reports said.

Piracy off Somalia’s coast has subsided in the past few years, mainly due to shipping firms hiring private security and the presence of international warships.

Ensure peaceful coexistence with others, IBB tells Igbo.

Former military leader, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), on Saturday urged Igbos to ensure peaceful coexistence with other ethnic nationalities in the country and make Nigerians continue to feel their positive impact.

He said this was due to their tenacity in business enterprises which spans the length and breath of the country and beyond.

Babangida gave this advice in Minna when the Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA) from the 19 Northern states and Abuja, visited him for his recent 78th birthday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delegation was led by the IDA president, Chief Chikezie Okezie and the Eze Igbo of Minna, Eze Pampas Wahiwe.

“You should continue to allow your positive impacts to be felt among host ethnic nationalities in the country, as you explore business opportunities available.

“Nigerians, Igbos inclusive, should ensure they uphold the ideals of Nigeria’s founding fathers.

“An indivisible Nigeria is very necessary and we must do everything possible to remain as one family, though we differ in tribe and tongue,” he said.

He appreciated the Igbos for being very enterprising and determined to succeed by penetrating the nooks and crannies of the country for business exploits.

“You should use same spirit of enterprise to promote peaceful co-existence among Nigerians, in all that you are doing.

“You have done well to keep Nigeria together. The Igbos are known to have the potentials of traveling far and wide, exploring new frontiers and business opportunities,” he said.

Okezie prayed God to continue to grant IBB the strength and wisdom to offer advice that would help Nigeria in tackling its various challenges.

“As an elder statesman, your wise counsel is very much needed at this point in our national life,” he said.


15 Suspects Arraigned In Court Over Plot To Kill Jonathan's Wife.

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The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested 15 persons over theft of N.3 billion worth of jewelry and property belonging to former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.

The accused arraigned before a Yenagoa High Court are also facing charges bordering on attempt to kill and rob Mrs. Jonathan.

The charge sheet indicated that the 15 accused persons are facing 17 charges bordering on conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit Felony with armed robbery, malicious injury to property, conspiracy to commit a felony with stealing and burglary.

The charge sheet listed the accused as follows: Golden Vivian, 40; Erama Deborah, 45; Precious Kingsley, 20; Vincent Olabiyi, 28; Ebuka Cosmos, 25; Williams Alamo, 29;Tamunokuro Abaku, 32 and Boma Oba, 42.

Others are: Emmanuel Aginwa, 42; Emeka Benson, 33; Tamunosiki Achese Frisberesima, 30; Wariboko Salome, 28; Sahabi Lima, 35; Reginald Sunday, 20 and John Dashe, 39. Count 1 of the charges signed by S. A. Ofoegbu, O.C. Legal, State Criminal Investigation Department, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, accused the arraigned persons of conspiring to commit murder, an offence punishable under section 252 of the Criminal Code Law cap. C14 laws of Bayelsa State.

The charge reads in part:  "All the accused and some at large, sometime in the month of June, 2019 at Otuoke community in Ogbia local government within the Ogbia Judicial Division of the state high court did conspire to kill Her Excellency, Dame Patience Jonathan, former first lady, therefore committed an offence."


Four Killed As Bus Carrying Chinese Tourists Crashes In US.

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At least four people were killed and up to 15 others critically injured when a bus transporting Chinese tourists crashed on Friday near Bryce Canyon National Park in the western US state of Utah, local authorities said.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the crash took place in the morning about seven miles from the park entrance, forcing the road to be shut as ambulances and rescue vehicles rushed to the site.

It said a total of 30 people, including the driver, were on board the bus as it headed to the famous park.

“Four have been killed 12-15 with critical injuries and 10 more with minor to serious injuries,” the Highway Patrol said in a tweet.

It posted pictures of the mangled bus, with its roof partly caved in, lying on the side of the main highway leading to the park entrance.

“The bus was traveling east bound when it ran off the road and rolled into the guardrail,” the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook message that described the crash as “horrible.”

It said the injured were transported to various hospitals, some by helicopter.

China’s embassy in Washington said on Twitter that it had initiated its emergency protocols and sent personnel to assist the victims.

Utah Governor Gary Hart expressed sadness over the tragedy.

“My heart sank when I heard the news that a tour bus crashed near Bryce Canyon,” he said in a tweet. “I grieve with all who lost loved ones in this crash and I’m grateful for the quick work of first responders, as well as all those who are volunteering to act as translators.”

Bryce Canyon is one of the most visited national parks in the US, attracting some 1.5 million tourists every year.


Police Uncover Fake Hospital in Edo, Nabs Cop Killer.

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Men of the Edo State Police Command said they have uncovered a fake hospital in Benin City, capital of Edo State.

This is as the State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Abubakar stated that investigation had led to the arrest of one Micheal Ayigie, the key suspect in the 2017 murder of policemen and abduction of Managing Director of Ogba Zoological Gardens, Mr. Andy Ehanire.

According to the command, the said hospital is located at Obamwonyi Street, Benin City and that it had arrested one of the operators, Oriakhi Okundayo, aged 53 for operating the illegal hospital and engaging in unwholesome medical practices including abortions.

Abubakar stated this when he paraded 160 suspects arrested for offences ranging from murder, kidnappings, armed robbery, cultism and defilement.

He said the three kidnappers that abducted and killed one Adeleke Adebare had been arrested.

The Edo Police boss gave the names of those arrested as Hassan, Tambayo Adamu and Mukau Useni.

He said a 25-year-old man, Ebuka Emeka who abducted and defiled a young female at Upper Sokponba was also nabbed.

"These are some of our achievements between August and September. Edo State Command has attained next level proactive policing. We arrested some of them before they strike.

"Along our major highways, we have ensured they are safe," Danmallam stated.