It is rude, wicked and mischievous for anyone to steal my photograph to attach it to a stupid audio of some person talking trash about a woman in “African orange suit flowers pretty pretty” (whatever that means)! -Ify Onyegbule Anderson

The world woke up last weekend to a photograph of Ify Onyegbule Anderson and an audio with a woman talking about a chat on facebook. In the said audio that spread like wild fire on whatsapp, the woman speaking in Jamaican accent demonized the woman she was reportedly chatting with on facebook saying she had demonic powers! This audio was circulating all weekend on social media platforms with a photograph of Ace Broadcast Journalist, Ify Onyegbule Anderson accompanying the audio.

Ify Onyegbule Anderson has reacted to this development with posts on her facebook page where she has distanced herself from this audio and expressed bitterness at the wrong use of social media!

Below is her reaction to the audio being circulated…

I woke up this morning with thoughts about how someone can maliciously steal my photograph on facebook with the intent to malign, taint and tarnish my image and reputation. The words “not all who are on Facebook are your friends” kept ringing in my head!

Whoever it is that’s behind the stupid act of attaching my photograph to a spooky audio by one Jamaican lady spitting rubbish…I must say you lack tact and the ability to choose good photographs to tell your story and you need to get back to class to learn more about picture stories!

For those who kept forwarding crap…it felt like zombies who just hear the word “go” just because they see the photo of a woman who is reportedly brown from what the crackhead was saying!

It’s amazing that the folks who were sharing this audio, many of them in Christain and women groups couldn’t even tell the difference between the colours Red, Maroon and Orange flowered pretty pretty as your Jamaican narrator put it!

As a trained professional, I ask questions and I look at things inside out before I jump on a band wagon and press the forward or share button. How can anyone wake up to share an audio that someone just recorded from wherever and another steals the photograph of someone else and add to this eerie audio and people are sharing it? How does it work that an audio just surfaces with a senseless string of thought and people believe it?

No wonder conmen have had a field day swindling people who lack the ability to sense when things don’t add up! They tell you your money will be doubled without you lifting a finger and you believe, they tell you to bring money to wash raw cash and you sell your properties to give them money because you foolishly believe them! No wonder people forward numbers to others that they should not pick because if they do, they will start vomiting blood!

No wonder many fake pastors trick and brainwash women into taking spiritual baths and end up having sex with them because they lack the ability to question certain requests and situations! Many married women are tricked into doing all sorts just because they lack the ability to chase their dreams but believe in a being like the fake pastors that abound who conjure enemies in their brains causing them to fight neighbours and friends! The deceit is alarming and people allow themselves to be drawn into the abyss because they lack the ability to think! What happened to our brains and the ability to discern right from wrong?

It just goes to show that the band wagon effect is very effective but many have destroyed lives by jumping on it like they have done in the last 3 days, forwarding Ify Onyegbule Anderson’s photograph all over the world! (The last time this happened was for a good cause when I went to Aba to search out a young man who battled with cancer, that photo went viral and called people to action towards saving his life) but for this, some persons are hell bent on destroying their own lives not mine!

A lot of people choose to share anything evil as long as they have data and they want to carry on with the machinations. Now I see how people can steal a man’s photo from his Facebook page and share that he was the Doctor who jumped into the lagoon and died. Others shared a pretty woman’s photo who lives in the US as the woman who was killed for kidnapping and stealing somewhere in the East, some other idle minds also shared the photo of a gorgeously dressed woman in the US as the owner of the flat in Ikoyi and the cash found there by EFCC…i remember how hard i tried to disabuse the minds of people sharing the photos in these 3 instances…people had their minds made up to share lies and deciet…how evil can we be in the process of wanting to spread wrong info and get likes?

We really need to be careful what we share about people because one press of that button on your phone can destroy the life of another person.

Family and friends have called me, Friends of friends and family of friends have called me from all over the world. Strangers who even had to search me out after people sent my names to them to buttress the fact that this was a hoax, called me to say this is what’s going round but we believe in you, we see what you do and we believe this is the work of evil people!

I tell you what…my destiny has always amazed me…because a lot of things that have happened to me seem to be because of God’s grace so whoever conceived this evil has just drawn the battle line with my God…it’s called the wrath and you will surely face it!

This has passed already because for me, I don’t dwell on distractions, I focus on my destination because the goal means more to me than any plan of the evil one and his cohorts!

Many have tried to tamper with what God has put his seal on but they have failed and you too have failed with this quest! Yes my photo has gone round and it will always be for my Good!

In all situations, tasks and endeavours, I never fail…I either win or I learn!

It is rude, wicked and mischievous for anyone to steal my photograph to attach it to a stupid audio of some person talking trash about a woman in “African orange suit flowers pretty pretty” (whatever that means)! That audio has nothing to do with me and is the handiwork of jobless persons who are obviously colour-blind and I think should find better things to do!

It is tough what people face on a daily basis because as you go about your normal business people sit in darkness perfecting their evil plans to tarnish your image and hard earned reputation!

From this I have learned that not all who smile with you mean well! The winning streak for me here is obvious because those who know me, know exactly who I am!

Whoever is engaging in this, be warned because the wrath of God will confine you where you should be, sooner than you expect!

Thank you for taking time out to read this. Kindly share and help stop the ignorance!


JAPIN Pledges Better Reportage on eMTCT, Calls For Better Funding

JAPIN Pledges Better Reportage on eMTCT, Calls For Better Funding

Nigerian Journalists have resolved to report and promote issues bordering on the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV.

At a 3-day workshop organized by the Journalists Alliance for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transimission of HIV/Aids (JAPIN) in Calabar, Cross River State, the journalists drawn from various media organizations across the country called on government to make available accurate data to aid in the reportage of issues.

They expressed dissatisfaction at the fact that sometimes, government officials are unavailable when specific data is needed for particular stories, prompting them to search for and use information sourced from the internet.

One of the workshop facilitators, an HIV/AIDS Specialist and a senior representative of UNICEF, Dr Abiola Davies urged journalists to read wide, get accurate data on issues of PMTCT/eMTCT and attend training workshops where there are clear evidences that can give credence to their reports on HIV/AIDS.

The National Coordinator of JAPIN and Health Editor with Vanguard Newspapers, Mr Sola Ogundipe enjoined Journalists to network with their peers and utilize the advantages of the information available on the internet and the social media to stay abreast of happenings in reporting on issues of PMTCT.

The workshop had over 40 journalists drawn from media organizations across Nigeria.

8-Year-Old Girl Defiled In Plateau State By 57-Year-Old Man

8-Year-Old Girl Defiled In Plateau State By 57-Year-Old Man

A 57-year-old man, Aminu Ibrahim, has been re-arraigned before a Jos Upper Area Court for allegedly luring an eight-year-old girl into his shop with 50 kobo and Viju milk drink before raping her.

Ibrahim, who hails from Goda Sagai community in the Jos North Local Government Area, Plateau State, was charged with criminal intimidation and rape.

He was previously arraigned on May 26 this year for the same crime.

The prosecutor, Inspector E.A. Inegbenoise, of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, had told the court that the mother of the victim reported the matter at the Nasarawa Gwong Divisional Police Headquarters on April 26.

The accused reportedly lured the girl into his shop with 50 kobo and Viju milk drink and then raped her.

He said that the mother of the child noticed that her daughter was walking with difficulty, which made the victim to tell her mother what had happened to her.

INEC Receives 52.3% Signatures On Dino’s Recall

INEC Receives 52.3% Signatures On Dino’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has received the 188,588 signatures out of the 360,098 registered voters in Kogi West representing 52.3% percent required for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye.

Reports have it that six bags contained the signatures of the electorates were submitted to the electoral body on Wednesday.

Recall that on Monday, the Special Adviser to the state governor on political affairs, Mr. Pius Kolawole had announced the results of collated signatures in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district. He had said that the collation of signatures of voters to that effect was carried out successfully on June 17. Kolawole had also commended the voters in the district for turning out en mass for the exercise, saying that Section 69 of the 1999 constitution backed their action.
According to Yusuf, with this, the next move was to submit the document to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the next action and today, the signatures have been submitted to INEC.

Help!!!! Governor Ayade is after my life, Ita Giwa alleges

Help!!!! Governor Ayade is after my life, Ita Giwa alleges

A former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, says her life is endangered following her recent ‘exposure’ of the diversion of relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons in Dayspring Island, Bakassi.

The senator disclosed this at a media briefing in Lagos on Monday. Addressing the press, Ms. Ita-Giwa alleged that a certain Effiong Udeme in collusion with some Cross River State officials shared the relief materials, which included bags of cement, wood, and packs of zinc among themselves and also sold some to the market.

But in a twist of events, Christian Ita, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Cross River State issued a statement on Tuesday accusing Ms. Ita-Giwa of attempting to divert attention from the counter-claims by some indigenes of Bakassi who accuse her of age-long diversion of materials and the resettlement fund meant for their rehabilitation.

Premium Times quotes Mr Ita as saying, “Rather than respond to the claims by Bakassi indigenes that she has over the years been diverting their relief materials and funds, Senator Ita-Giwa has resorted to blackmailing the governor in a bid to divert attention from the accusations by the indigenes that she has been diverting their relief materials.”

Apostle Suleman Bags Highest Non-Resident Honorary Citizenship Award In America

Apostle Suleman Bags Highest Non-Resident Honorary Citizenship Award In America

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman was, earlier today, conferred with an ‘Award and Key Of The State of South Carolina’ which is a Honorary Citizenship by the state of South Carolina, United States of America. The event took place at the Faithful Centre Bible Church, Inglewood, California where Apostle Suleman is holding the region’s edition of his ministry’s life-changing crusade tagged ‘Help From Above’, which holds between Tuesday, 20th and Wednesday 21st June, 2017.

Leader of the delegation and Rep., John Richard C. King said the honour, which is the highest given to non-residents of South Carolina was sequel to approval of the House of Representatives of the State in recognition of Apostle Suleman’s contribution to humanity.

Apostle Suleman, at the ceremony, dedicated the award to God, his better half and partner, Dr. Lizzy Johnson Suleman as well as members of the Omega Fire Ministries, worldwide.

A letter exclusively obtained by Vanguard, dated June 8, 2017, conveying the approval of the House and signed by Richard C. King, Chairman South Carolina Legislators Black Caucus, also indicated that the state was looking forward to hosting Apostle Suleman at its Capitol Hill.

Excerpt of the letter read thus: “We would like to confer upon you the Honorary Citizenship of South Carolina for being an accomplished humanitarian. This is the highest honour given to non residents of the State of South Carolina. “We look forward to hosting you at the South Carolina State Capitol and exploring future partnerships with you and the State of South Carolina.”

Apostle Suleman is also expected to have a meeting with senators representing the State later tonight. The meeting will have in attendance the State’s lawmakers to be led by Rep. John C. King who is representing South Carolina. Others in the list include Rep. Harold Love, representing Tennessee, and Hon. Dr. Dee Dawkins-Haigler, representing Atlanta-Georgia.