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Organ Harvesting, Human Trafficking, and the Black Market

 

Fifty years ago, the abomination of slavery seemed like a thing of the past. But history has a way of repeating itself. Today, we find that human slavery is once again a sickening reality. At this moment, men, women and children are being trafficked and exploited all over the world: 2.4 million have been trafficked into forced labour worldwide of these, 600,000 to 800,000 are trafficked across borders each year and 12,000 children are working as slaves on cocoa plantations in West Africa. It is impossible to ever reach a consensus on the true scale of the problem but, regardless of the figures, what matters is that human trafficking is big and getting bigger.

What matters is that every number represents a human life destroyed. It is happening on every continent and in almost every country: whether the place we live is a source, destination or transit point for trafficking, none of us can claim to be wholly unaffected by this crime.

In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful transportation, asportation and confinement of a person against their will. It can also be defined as false imprisonment by means of abduction, both of which are separate crimes that when committed simultaneously upon the same person merge as the single crime of kidnapping.

The asportation/abduction element is typically but not necessarily conducted by means of force or fear. That is, the perpetrator may use a weapon to force the victim into a vehicle, but it is still kidnapping if the victim is enticed to enter the vehicle willingly (e.g. in the belief that it is a taxi).

Kidnapping may be done to demand for ransom in exchange for releasing the victim, or for other illegal purposes. Kidnapping can also be accompanied by bodily or psychological injury which elevates the crime to aggravated kidnapping.

A new form of this crime called is gradually rising to the fore in the united states, with its operational center in California where victims are heavily sedated by drugs before their abduction. Also more scary is the fact that a lot of the perpetrators are infact Nigerians. The victim catalog is now also beginning to include Nigerians both home and abroad.

In October of 2020, a Newport Beach pot dealer in California was sentenced to life in prison for the kidnapping and mutilation of a Southern California marijuana dispensary owner who was found in the Mojave Desert after a harrowing abduction.

Hossain Nayeri, who gained fame by staging a daring escape from the Orange County jail while awaiting trial, was sentenced to two consecutive life-without-parole prison terms for the brutal kidnapping and torture.

One thing we are not sure about is if this cartel is operated by the same Nigerian organ harvesting cartel that sells human organs as simple as other wares in the Anambra market but with the expertise of surgeons and anesthesiologists.

When families or individuals are tired of spending years on a medical waiting list, they sometimes purchase body parts – kidneys, eyes, lungs, heart, limbs and more – for transplant on the black market. This and many more are the driving forces behind the growing human traficking and organ harvesting.

It sounds like science fiction, but organ harvesting is an unfortunate fact in the criminology world of today. It is a criminal offense to traffic body parts, or perform transplants from any source not legally affiliated with a hospital or other medical facility, but legality doesn’t deter either side of these transactions.

Notably, quite a lot of illegally-trafficked body parts are harvested by any means necessary, and are gladly received, no-questions-asked, by the person willing to pay top dollar for a kidney, a heart, or a hip.

According to the UN Gift Hub, organ trafficking falls into three categories:

(1) Traffickers who trick the victim into giving up an organ for no cost.

(2) Con artists who convince victims to sell their organs, but who do not pay or who pay less than they agreed to pay

(3) Doctors who treat people for ailments which may or may not exist, and remove the organs without the victim’s knowledge

The organ trafficking trade involves a host of offenders. As the UN Gift noted, there is a recruiter who seeks out the ‘donor,’ there is a transporter of the organs, there are staff of the hospital or clinic that receives the organs, and of course the medical practitioners who perform the transplants. There are also middlemen, contractors, buyers and the banks that store the organs/tissue

Just this week a missing little girl was found alive, with her throat slit, and dumped in a soak away pit not far from her parent’s home after she went missing for days. She had ben abducted by a carpenter who lived right behind her parent’s hom

Gradually tipping it over the edge as these criminals throw cautin to the wind as the victims are now closer home as family and friends are not spared.

Source: warridigest

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Everything You Need To Know About Silent Getaway Dubai

Silent Getaway Dubai is a 6-day trip to Dubai, UAE organized by Lights by Pheyt (@lightsbypheyt).
In reference to their past Silent events which was hosted under the Silentparty9ja (@silentparty9ja) brand in major cities in Nigeria like Abuja, Lagos, Lokoja, Ilorin, and some others, Silentparty9ja is taking a step further to its international tour and starting off with Dubai and taking its attendees on a 6-day fun-fulfilled trip from March 3rd to 8th at the rate of 640,000naira per person sharing and 750,000naira for single occupancy

per person sharing

per person sharing

single occupancy

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and this includes:

•Return Flight
•Hotel with Breakfast
•Visa
•Dubai City Tour
•Premium Desert Safari
•IMG World of Adventures
•Yatch Cruise
•Airport Transfers

Coupled with Silent events like A silent party on a Yacht, A silent business conference featuring top entrepreneurs, a Silent Cinematic experience, and Silent Fitness at a standard Gym.

Event logistics, tours, and hotel reservations are handled by Blend Travels & Tours (@blendtrips), a top travel company that had great records of successful vacations to Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Dubai, SouthAfrica, Tanzania, Singapore, and others to mention a few.

For more inquiries, contact 07030374533

 

CELEBRITY GIST NEWS

Amen Estate Gifts Followers Hampers, Recharge Cards and Tickets to Watch Omo Ghetto The Saga

To celebrate the new year of 2021, Redbrick homes, The Developer of Amen Estate Partners with Funke Akindele Bello and JJC Skillz the Producers and Directors of Omo Ghetto 2. Omo Ghetto the Saga is a 2020 Nigerian gangster comedy film. The film stars Funke Akindele, Nancy Isime, and Eniola Badmus in the lead roles. This was the second film in the Omo Ghetto franchise and it was also the sequel to the 2010 trilogy film Omo Ghetto. The movie follows the life of Lefty (Funke Akindele-Bello) and her friends, Chummy Choko (Chioma Akpotha), Busty (Eniola Badmus), Nikky (Bimbo Thomas) in Askamaya Ghetto.

The Estate Management Said it is important to encourage Nigerians to support Nigerian-made movies especially a movie that showcases the major Nigerian languages; Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa. Some residents and followers will also win Food Hampers, Fruit Hampers, Foodstuff, and Recharge cards

During the premiere of the movie premiere over the weekend at the Ebonylife Place, The Management said this will be another way to bring the residents together to get to know each other better, Says The Firm is looking at partnering with more new movie producers and directors.

See more photos below

 

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Don’t Let VIO Catch You, Check If Your Car Has A Fine!!!

 

Many traffic offenders in Lagos State remain in default of paying their traffic offence penalties.
The LASG is therefore currently putting in place IT mechanism that will collate and publish the list of offenders and deploy appropriate sanctions.
 In showing understanding of the current economic situation of its citizens and to show fairness and good faith, the LASG has therefore announced a 50% rebate on these existing unpaid traffic fines from  January 1 to 31st January 2021.
After this deadline, the full 100% penalty would be payable, with VIO tasked with apprehending offenders and bringing them to book.
Check the https://payvis.ng portal to see if your vehicle is listed.
All of this is geared towards not only ensuring safer & saner roads, but a greater, better, more desirable Lagos for us all.
Announcer: Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service PRO.
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Davido, Ladipoe, celebrity grace the largest car convoy event of the year Lagos Autofest


Antonio Sandouk crowned BETKING “King of Drift” at Lagos Autofest

The 2020 edition Lagos Autofest; an event of the BMW Club Nigeria and Work and Play Motorsport group was concluded over the weekend with Stingray pointman, Antonio Sandouk being crowned the King of drift on Saturday December 19, 2020 at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.
Davido, Ladipoe, Alex Ekubo, Ik Ogbonna, Bammy Bestowed, Teddy A, Madarocka, Makopolo, DJ Tee, DJ Jennyswitch, DJ Kraizee witness the BetKing “King of Drift” at this years Lagos Autofest 2020
Sandouk who was returning to active racing after some break said the win was an exciting one and he is very elated that the Motorsports community in Nigeria is growing exponentially.
The MD of BETKING presented the Winners their 1M prizes and Antonio Sandouk was Crowned BETKING “King of Drift”.
“I am very happy to have won. I think we have great drifters here today and I foresee stiffer challenge in every category of the sports in the future. There are very young talented racers coming on board these days, and that is a sign of growth.” Antonio Sandouk said
Argo Raak, multiple race champion, in the past, was the second-best drifter at the event, he beat Captain Awwal to the third spot. Sandouk pocketed 500,000 naira, while Raak got 200, 000 naira for their performance.
Diekola Alabi won the time attack to pocket 200, 000 naira while Femi Dada came second winning 100, 000 naira in the category too.
Notable Drift hunters From Abuja known as the Princes of Drift ” Captain Anwal and Jaybash were present at the event revving and stunting
This year’s edition was also supported by BetKing, Fearless Energy Drink, Ace of Spades, Grandcru, Beat 99.9 FM, Coscharis Motors, JB Autos, SMT Volvo, Toyota, Autochek, Heineken, Motul, AMC, hiimpacttv, Infinity Tires and Elizade
Adeoye Ojuoko, the President of Work and Play, one of the organizing team said that the event redefined possibilities in the Motorsports community as it was borne on the back collaboration between his group and BMW Club Nigeria.
According to him, “If we put our resources together we can go farther. This event is bigger and perhaps the best so far. For us in Work and Play, we would explore more avenues to promote the sport, which includes joining forces with more willing stakeholders to drive down the values of the sport and expand the industry for more people to benefit from.
“If it were not for the cautious nature of social event and the move by organisers of this event to align with Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s Covid-19 Protocols, this venue would have been sold out.” He said.
The one-day event also included a time-attack with outstanding parades from other Motorsports groups from different parts of the country.
Kennedy Njideoffor, President of the BMW Nigeria said, it was the clubs dream to use the event to raise awareness for the sports and bring together car enthusiasts for common good.
“Beyond what happened at the Autofest 2020, it is the coming together of like minds that was our biggest achievement. Despite the pandemic ravaged economy, we are very positive that the synergy formed through Autofest here will propel the industry further.” He said.
The Flag Girls Contest crowned 3 winners and the CSR to the homeless saw 3000 persons given merry Christmas tokens from the Bikers in Lagos, BMWCLUBNG and Ritefoods
According to Linda Dominguez, The Head of PR for BMWCLUBNG, “The Event featured”, horses, dancers, bicycle stunts, skaters, drifters, bikers and display of varied array of exotic automobile ranging from Mercedes, Lexus, Tiger, Toyota, Audis BMWs, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Kawasakis, Ducatis and many fascinating automobiles
Next Year’s edition promises to be even more exhilarating she says
More info on www.bmwclubng.com
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United Nations – Polac Foundation Appoints Founder/CEO of AJ Global As International Peace Advocate

Sustaining and promoting peace has always been a major function of the United Nations. This is boldly captured under its Sustainable Development Goals. As a matter of fact, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions is the 16th goal of the SDGs. In one of its statements, the UN boldly stated; “We cannot hope for sustainable development without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law”. In order to achieve this goal, the United Nations constantly reckons with individuals, groups, and organizations of decent ethical manner and who promote Peace and Justice in their daily lives. They do this by identifying and awarding outstanding personalities as peace ambassadors every year, and the UN – POLAC foundation has been consistent with recognizing and honoring notable personalities whose service or activities have helped in promoting regional and global peace, sustainable development and collective prosperity.

POLAC (Positive Livelihood Award Centre) as a non-profit organization over the years have contributed to peace and security by promoting collaborations among individuals and groups, through culture and education. They have also enhanced the position of family heads through recognition as peace advocates for proper family upbringing, and most amazingly defended human rights and restored dignity to persons. POLAC is an adaptation of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme.

This year, the award event took place at Nigerian National Merit Award House, Maitama, Abuja, on the 10th of December 2020 to mark the 72nd celebration of human rights day, appointment and presentation of certificates to the International Peace Advocates with the theme; “Recover Better: Stand up for Human Rights”. In line with the theme, the United Nations urges that we continue to stand up for Human Rights together by pursuing Peace, Justice and Unity as we develop and progress in Humanity.

The event which held a handful of honorable trustees in attendance was set to induct and award Founder/CEO of AJ Global (www.ajglobalv.com) Ngoka Aloysius Ebuka amongst others as International Peace Advocates for the United Nations for his outstanding pursuant of peace and justice in his business community and environment at large.

In his capacity as an International Peace Advocate, Founder/CEO of Aj Global (www.ajglobalv.com) Ngoka Aloysius Ebuka will continually promote peace and justice, and give orientation favoring compromise to avoid and manage conflict in his organization and community, and also promote the power of solidarity for building a peaceful and sustainable world.

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Emmanuel Anjorin aka Homebased ‘Tile Tile’ present his debut Extended Play album titled “Spur Me On”

This is a 6 track EP with an interlude featuring his 4 years old son. Other features are the super talented Afro stars Nelsonjeez and Sean Dampte.
All tracks were absolutely well thought of and crafted with conscious messages and storylines that everyone can relate to.
Production work was carried out by Jomane of Jomanedopebeatz and Victizzle of Vixmixstudios.
Homebased is well proud of this body of work, and sure everyone will enjoy it.
He further said, Do follow my journey on my socials and this is surely the beginning of more incredible things to come. I am highly motivated to share my craft with the world, and this will definitely Spur Me On to bigger things.
OUT on all Streaming Platforms!
STREAM EP HERE
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Bella Shmurda Will Be Live At Club Henod, Abule Egba on The 18th of December 2020

Abule Egba and Environs need to brace up for this as one of the biggest nightlife experience on the mainland with ‘Club Henod’ which recently hosted 2020 Big brother Naija winner, Laycon and has been home to most of the biggest celebrities and ballers on the mainland would be again as usual hosting another top and raving artist in the music industry ‘Bella Shmurda’.

The Club is known for hosting several celebrities in all arms of entertainment which include Reminisce, Slimcase, Terry apala, Remi Aluko, Dj Xero, to mention a few. With several brands collaborating with them including Hennessy, Bellaire, Red bull, etc.

Club Henod is an annex of Henod Luxury Hotel, owned by renowned hotelier and politician Prince Odi Okojie and his celebrity actress wife Mercy Johnson Okojie. And has been home to several notable people and tourists due to its high level of security measures put in place…

Club Henod is located at 12/14, Akinola Street, off Ahmed Mohamed Street, Pipeline, Abule Egba, Lagos. Club Henod Will Be Hosting Bella Shmurda on Friday, 18th of December 2020.

Blue Carpet starts at exactly 8 pm and proper dressing is advised.

Reservation and Early attendance are also advised due to limited space left and strict follow up on covid-19 guidelines.
Follow Club Henod on Instagram and Twitter; @clubhenod for more updates

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D’banj’s Cream Platform Kickstarts ‘YNSPYRE’ Campaign With Heritage Bank, Gives Away N1m

Africa’s greatest entertainer and one of the continent’s biggest musical exports – D’banj (real name Oladapo Oyebanjo) has partnered with one of Africa’s leading financial institution – Heritage Bank Plc in a bid to create #StressFree funds for the Nigerian Creative Industry through the YNSPYRE account initiative and CREAM Platform.
The YNSPYRE Account is a product of Heritage Bank Plc that is solely recommended for the Creative Industry and funds up to the tune of N5b which is accessible through CREAM Platform with intellectual property as the collateral, little or no interest and 3-6 months moratorium.
To kickstart the groundbreaking YNSPYRE Account Initiative, D’Banj took time out to fulfill his promise of N1m to Mr. Damilola Adeyemi who won the sum during a live session at his 40th birthday last June, prompting excitement all over.
Held at the Heritage Bank Plc Headquarters, the epoch cheque presentation event had in attendance – D’Banj, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank Plc – Mr. Ifie Sekibo, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications – Mr. Fela Ibidapo, Regional Executive – Lagos & South West – Mr. Dike Dimiri, CEO of CREAM Platform – Mr. Damian Ifeanyi Okoroafor and the N1m WINNER – Mr. Damilola Adeyemi who could not contain his excitement in the presence of well-wishers and several press personnel.
“I believe in patience and I can say that this is perfect timing. This is real! Thanks to Heritage Bank Plc , D’banj and Don Messi for this great YNSPYRE gift”, says Damilola Adeyemi as he gets presented his cheque of N1m.
D’banj while congratulating the winner, urged the creative industry to hop on the YNSPYRE rave already as Heritage Bank Plc and CREAM Platform has kickstarted something that has never been done in the history of Nigeria’s Creative Industry. “I am a product of visible hope and having been in this industry for some decades, knowing the challenges, the YNSPYRE Account Initiative could not have come at a better time for the creative industry and I am so proud to be a part of this,” he said.
Mr. Dike Dimiri of Heritage Bank Plc has this to say about YNSPYRE and D’Banj “The YNSPYRE Account Initiative with CREAM Platform is Heritage Bank Plc‘s way of creative adequate support for the creative industry and the choice of D’Banj is a perfect one considering his massive footprint in both the music and business side of modern-day Nigeria”
D’banj, a successful serial entrepreneur whose legacies spans from music to several businesses, having helped several artists realise their dreams and aspirations through CREAM Platform, also talked about more projects coming soon from the stables of CREAM Platform and DB Records.
Get YNSPYREd by dialing *745# from any network of your choice to get going!
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Timi Frank condemns appointment of Sole Administrator for NDDC

 

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Monday, condemned in strong terms, the appointment of a Sole Administrator (SA) for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Frank who made this assertion in a statement in Abuja, insisted that the appointment of SA to manage the affairs of the NDDC is illegal as there is no such provision in the Act establishing the Commission.

He urged the governors of States in the region and elected representatives of the people in both Chambers of the National Assembly, as well as the people of the area to outrightly reject the abnormality.

He warned that appointing SA which is against the Act establishing the Commission is “detrimental, unproductive and will end up in further destroying the already worsened situation in the NDDC.”

He vowed to challenge the appointment of the Sole Administrator in a court of competent jurisdiction should the Federal Government refuse to rescind its decision.

He noted that following the assumption of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, there has been an alarming rise in acts of illegalities in the Commission some of which were exposed by Committees of the National Assembly that recently probed embarrassing corrupt practices in the agency.

Frank, a consistent advocate for good governance, rule of law and equitable development of the Niger Delta region and her people, added that the already discovered cases of looting in the NDDC will get worse with the appointment of a Sole Administrator “who will ultimately be used as tool for personal gain by the cabal that facilitated his appointment and thus create ample room for more fraud, impunity and illegalities in the intervention agency.”

He urged the leaders of the Niger Delta region to reflect on the sacrifices of their leaders past, while he insisted that, “this was not what the likes of late Isaac Boro and Saro Wiwa paid the supreme price for.”

Frank said: “I want to use this medium to call upon the elders, governors and youths of the Niger Delta to reject this appointment of a stooge by Godswill Akpabio and his cohorts in the Presidency to further do their bidding in the continued impoverishment of our dear region and people.

“The reign of impunity, fraud and illegalities in the commission must not be allowed to continue.

“Why is Akpabio and his cohorts in the presidency refusing to appoint a substantive Board for the NDDC, but instead, they have moved from an Interim Management Committee to a Sole Administrator that is not known by the Act establishing the NDDC?

“If Akpabio is honest, transparent and has no skeleton or ulterior notions, why appoint a Sole Administrator from Akwa Ibom state that is against the extant Act which clearly states that the Managing Director of the NDDC must come from either Delta or Bayelsa states?”

He further warned that the appointment of a Sole Administrator was against the growth and development of the region as those behind the reprehensible development are only interested in the continued pillaging of the resources of the NDDC.

“No government since the return of democracy in Nigeria has ever stood against the development and prosperity of the people of the Niger Delta region like the regime of General Muhammadu Buhari and this, we must resist.

“The refusal to ensure that the right thing is done, will lead to protests by the good people of the Niger Delta because despite the claims of conducting a forensic audit of the NDDC, no report has been issued till date.

“This is condemnable, despicable and an outright deviation from the purpose of establishing the NDDC which is to ensure an even development of the Niger Delta region and her people. What we have today is the Niger Delta Sharing and Impoverishment Commission.”

“The NDDC is not a platform for the settlement of cronies but a commission that will help accelerate the development and growth of the Niger Delta region.

“Akpabio is only taking advantage of the people of the Niger Delta region through the Commission knowing too well that there is no President in charge of this country.

“Therefore, the needful must be done if we, genuinely, want the development and growth of the Niger Delta,” he declared.

END

Comrade Timi Frank
Political Activist, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC