Saturday, 8 December 2012

Radio Pranksters Who Posed as Queen Pulled Off Air After Nurse's Death

The two Australian radio hosts who prank called the hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated have been pulled off the air "until further notice" after the hoaxed nurse was found dead today.
"Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) and 2Day FM are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha from King Edward VII's Hospital and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family and all that have been affected by this situation around the world," the radio station said in a statement posted on their Facebook page.
The station's chief executive spoke with the DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, and "they are both deeply shocked," the statement said. The parties agreed that the hosts would not comment on the situation.
"SCA and the hosts have decided that they will not return to their radio show until further notice out of

Notorious B.I.G. autopsy released, 15 years after his death

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office released the autopsy report on Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls, on Friday, more than 15 years after the rapper was shot to death.
The 23-page report offers fresh details about his death, which remains one of the city's best-known unsolved homicides.
Wallace, 24, was shot and killed early on March 9, 1997, as he was leaving a music industry party. He was riding in the front passenger seat of a Chevrolet Suburban when another vehicle pulled up beside his and someone opened fire.
Wallace was shot four times, according to the autopsy report.
The fatal bullet entered his right hip and ripped through several organs, including his liver, heart and lung. The

My boobs are my selling point – Chiege Alisigwe

Chiege Alisigwe came into limelight after starring alongside Ramsey Nuoah in the blockbuster movie ‘My Love’ in 1998. She has since become one of the most-sought-after actresses in Nollywood. In this interview, the delectable actress talks about her NGO, which she recently set up to cater for the welfare of the less -privileged people in our society as well as her plans to establish a studio among other issues.
You recently set up an NGO. What is it all about?
What I had in mind when I set up my NGO was to use the platform to reach out to the less privileged people in our society. You know, somebody might be looking good but inwardly, he or she has a lot of problems bothering him. So, we really want to see how we can assist them in our own little way.
Have you reconciled with your husband?
I don’t know. I hate talking about my private life. But what I know is that I have a child now.
Which part of your body do you like most?
There are certain things God blessed with that make me to feel like a real woman. They are my boobs and

26-Year-Old Man Shoots Girlfriend Over TV Show Argument

Couples argue over television shows all the time. However, it’s never serious enough to pull out a gun on your mate over a disagreement about a fictional series.

According to NBC Chicago, Jared Gurman, 26, was charged with attempted murder after shooting his girlfriend with a .22-caliber rifle at his Williston Park, N.Y. home, police said Tuesday. The unidentified woman suffered a pierced lung, shattered rib and pierced diaphragm.

The argument reportedly started over the hit sci-fi series, The Walking Dead, a television cable drama about a man who wakes from a coma to a world dominated by zombies where Gurman’s passionate belief that

Council Boss Uses Council Fund As Personal Collateral

Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state has been told how Yahaya Abubakar, former Chairman, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, took a personal loan of N17m from the United Bank of Africa Plc, UBA and used Local Government fixed deposit account as collateral.
EFCC witness, Mr Michael Wetkas, while being led in evidence by prosecution counsel, Wahab Shittu, said that Abubakar took a loan from UBA on January 19, 2009, to execute a personal project but used Local Government fixed deposit account as collateral. He further said that when Abubakar defaulted in his loan obligations, the council funds was liquidated to pay off the N17,440,795.00 which was recovered at

Kidnappers of ex-Delta SSG’s father jailed 180 years

FOUR persons standing trial over the kidnap of the father of a former Secretary to the Delta State Government, SSG, Chief Arthur Okowa, were Friday sentenced to 45 years each, bringing the total number of the jail term to 180 years.
In addition, they are to serve their jail with hard labour.
However, the second accused person, one Ferdinand Iwerebor was reported to have jumped bail during trial and still at large while the court had since issued him a bench warrant.
Fresher Aiworo, Victor Ajulor, Bright Onyemare and George Ogala were sentenced to 35 years each for count 1 and 2 (conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery) and 10 years each for count 3 and 4 (conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping).
The jail terms, according to the court are to run concurrently counting from the date of sentence.
Presiding Judge, Justice Celestina Ogisi in her judgment stated that “the court is satisfied that prosecution

PDP Writes Off Brain-Damaged Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is considering its options in replacing Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State as it is becoming clearer he is unlikely to recover from his head injuries.
The governor, who was in a plane crash at the Yola International Airport in Adamawa two months ago, is currently in hospital in Hanover, Germany.
Several sources have told SaharaReporters that the party is working with the Presidency to find a suitable replacement for the governor.
According to one source, several party leaders including PDP chairman Bamanga Tukur, Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and Senate President
David Mark, have all visited the ailing governor and concluded that he could never recover from brain injury to run the state.
A separate delegation led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, failed to set eyes on the governor during an attempted visit two weeks ago as he had been moved to the intensive care

Ghana Orders MTN To Stop Sim Card Sales due to Poor Services

Mobile telecom giant MTN, has put on hold the sale of new sim cards and halted new subscriber add-ons following a directive from the National Communications Authority (NCA).

Per the directive, MTN is to immediately stop selling and adding new SIM cards and subscribers to its network until further notice.

According to the NCA, despite numerous engagements with MTN on issues of its quality of service experienced by consumers on its mobile services, the network performance on MTN continues to

Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call on Kate Middleton

London (CNN) -- A nurse at the hospital that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital confirmed Friday.

The nurse "was recently the victim of a hoax call," King Edward VII Hospital said in a media statement.

The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the prank call, in which some details of the Duchess of Cambridge's condition and care were given.

The nurse who died was the person who first took the hoax call and transferred it through to Catherine's ward, the hospital's public relations company said.

Flatulence Filtering Underwear: Free "Messing" O!

Shreddies underpants offer a solution for sufferers of functional bowel disorders such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and crohn's disease.

Anybody that suffers from flatulence problems will know of the social issues that it can cause. Shreddies flatulence filtering underwear are a serious medical solution to the relief of bad wind and work by passing the flatus odours through an activated carbon filter inside the underwear.

By passing the odours through the filter, the bad gas is then odour free and allows the wearer freedom from

"I Secretly Married Annie Because I Can Not Afford To Hurt My Other Babies' Mothers" - 2face Idibia

"Annie is my first and true love. I had known her before I met the other women in my life. As a Christian, I had to marry one woman and it just had to be Annie. We had a secret wedding after we had reached an agreement and amicable understanding about the mothers of my children. It was a tough decision to make, one of the toughest in my life.

“I secretly married her because I have so much respect for my other babies’ mothers; I cannot afford to hurt their feelings with a sudden society wedding with Annie, not now. I chose her above the others because she has been through it all with me.” 

SARS Attack: 3 Escapees Turn Selves In

Three men who were set free by unknown gunmen during a recent attack on the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) headquarters in Abuja have turned up at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asking to be turned over to the police.
Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Bem Angwe, said this yesterday while addressing newsmen in Abuja. Angwe said the men sought protection from the commission for an undertaking by the police not to maltreat them while in custody. Meanwhile, Angwe said plans were underway to commence training of low

Angel of death visits Nollywood

The Nigeria film industry, popularly called Nollywood, could pass for a place visited by angel of death. Like Egypt, during the days of the plague, the industry has witnessed many deaths, to the extent that many are not only wondering what’s going on but also afraid.
At the last count, no fewer than about 10 actors and actresses, both popular and obscure, have died. The rate of death is like in the ratio of one death per month.
Checks revealed that the following actors/actresses, among others have died:
David Ihezie:
He was a veteran actor, who died in his Enugu base after a short battle with Arthritis on January 19. He was in his 70s.
Brown Atienwen:
Popular Benin-based seasoned Nollywood actor and staff of the Edo State’s Ministry of Arts, Culture Tourism, died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). He was unable to pay the sum of

Police Arrest Robbers Who Sedate and Rob Victims in Commercial Buses

Do you accept sachet or a bottle of water offered by unknown passengers in a commercial bus? Then, you must be careful as some robbery gang have devised this method to rob unsuspecting passengers.
This discovery is coming on the heels of the arrest of five members of a notorious robbery gang by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, of the Lagos State Police Command. The gang specialized in drugging unsuspecting passengers in commercial buses before dispossessing them of their valuables.
Unlike their other partners who use their vehicles to perpetrate the heinous crime, the arrested suspects as gathered, would board commercial buses and position themselves strategically to actualize their devilish act.
Their modus oparandi include trailing their targets either from the bank, or public places, right into a commercial bus.Information at Crime Guard disposal revealed that seven members of the gang would board

Father And Daughter Arrested For Incest After It Was Discovered They Had A Son Together

A one-time aspiring porn actress and her father were accused of incest, following a months long investigation into their twisted relationship.
Authorities said a DNA test shows George Sayers, 46, and Tiffany Hartford, 23, of Bethel, Conn. are father and daughter. The couple also has a child together, according to the The News-Times.
The News Times reports the police investigation started in February after Hartford's ex-girlfriend told police Sayers was selling images of the former couple having sex. The photos had been taken with Hartford and the teen's consent, but the girl said she did not give Sayers permission to sell them.
WISTV reports that the ex-girlfriend was introduced to Sayers by Hartford as her "husband/father," according to court documents.
After the DNA tests came back, the couple was charged with sexual assault and obscenity and arrested on

Pastor Arrested With 181 Bags of Indian Hemp in Osun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Osun has arrested a pastor and a 27-year-old man with 181 bags of cannabis sativa popularly known as Indian hemp.
The sector commander of the Agency, Anthonia Edeh, made this known on Friday while addressing newsmen in Osogbo.
According to Edeh, the 45-year-old pastor, and one other person were arrested at Ikire in Irewole Local Government Area of the state on Dec. 5, with the illicit weed weighing 1,838.4 kilogramme.
“Men of the command swooped into action based on the information received from patriotic Nigerians and arrested the two suspects in a three rooms apartment, where the bags of Indian hemp were stocked,” she said.
She added that two of the bags were full with cannabis seeds, which the suspects wanted to keep for the

Friday, 7 December 2012

Britain to allow gay (Homosexual and Lesbian) Marriages in Churches

LONDON (AFP) – Britain will announce plans next week to allow gay marriages in churches and other religious buildings, officials said Friday, although Prime Minister David Cameron insisted no faith group would be forced to hold them.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller will unveil ministers’ responses to a consultation earlier this year, which will propose that religious organisations should be able to ‘opt-in’ to hold same-sex weddings, according to a government source.
Amid strong opposition from the Church of England and Roman Catholics, however, as well as many members of Cameron’s Conservative party, Miller will stress that no religious groups will be forced to conduct gay weddings.
Speaking to reporters on a visit to a car factory, Cameron said: “I’m a massive supporter of marriage and I

Drogba Gives £800,000 Worth Of Diamond Rings To Former Chelsea Team Mates

Didier Drogba has given his old Chelsea team-mates and backroom staff rings worth in excess of £800,000, about N202 million.

The Blues legend handed out the jewellery to commemorate their Champions League triumph in May.
But Fernando Torres and sacked boss Roberto Di Matteo were no-shows for the Chelsea Harbour Hotel event hosted by Drogba yesterday. The Ivorian set up the special dinner to raise spirits after they became the first Champions League winners to be knocked out in the group stages the following season.
The gold rings were specially designed with diamonds and sapphires.

Pastor Impregnates Church Member's Wife...?

A pastor with a pentecostal church reportedly confessed during one of his sermons that he had sex with a church member's wife whom he later impregnated.

Pastor Wilson Dhliwayo, in his sermons, also allegedly bragged that even paternal tests would prove that he was the biological father of the unborn child.
This was revealed at the Harare Civil Court, where the man of the cloth had arraigned the impregnated woman's husband, Tendai Gezi, seeking a protection order against him. Pastor Dhliwayo wanted Gezi to be barred from visiting his place place of residence and stop calling him. Gezi told the court that he was the biggest loser saying it was Pastor Wilson who was calling his wife.
"He said he was the father of my unborn child, claiming that he was the one who impregnated my wife. He

North’s Joker For 2015 Presidency

Prominent Northern leaders, including former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, 2011 governorship candidate for Kaduna State Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Bashir Bugaje, and former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, among others, yesterday brainstormed on how and who the region should produce for the 2015 presidential race.
Speakers at the two-day conference entitled, “The North and strategies for sustainable development,” organized by Arewa House Centre for Historical Documentation and Research of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), expressed worry over the dwindling political leadership fortunes of the North. In his address, Gen. Gowon called for introduction of an Electoral College for the presidential election in 2015. He also urged the National Assembly to stop the process for the creation of new states. He said such exercise

VIDEO PREMIERE: Chuddy K – Brazilian Hair

SQN Recording artist, Chuddy K who has had major success with his Go Gaga crazy is back with the visuals to his 2nd single, Brazilian Hair off his upcoming album.
Creative and humorous video that actually makes the song resonate deeper.

Watch and Enjoy!

PHOTOS: 625lb Mother Who Ate Herself To Death


Lanoise, born in Haiti, started gaining weight aged 16, following the birth of her first daughter, Witelane.
"I used to be skinny, but after I had my first baby I got so big," the woman says.
As her weight skyrocketed to more than 600 lbs, she spent her days sitting in bed wrapped in sheets as she couldn't find clothes to fit.

JTF Kills Four Boko Haram Sub-commanders, Recovers ‘Black Xmas’ Weaponry

The Joint Task Force (JTF) has announced the killing of four more Boko Haram sub commanders in Maiduguri.
In a statement today, spokesman Lt. Col Sagir Musa, JTF said two of the dead men were experts in the manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices.
The men were killed in a shoot-out at Sabon Gere, Sabon Layin Gwange, Dala Sajeri, Biafra and Suleimanti areas of the metropolis between the 3rd – 5th of December.
This week’s battle followed another killing, on 2nd of December, of Abdulkareem Ibrahim, identified as a high profile Boko Haram commander, on Damboa- Biu Road.
During the battle, Lt. Col. Musa said two soldiers were wounded.   JTF also recovered a variety of items.

Nigerian Accent, The 5th Sexiest In The World.

In the unending pursuit of love, or its less eternal surrogate, the right accent can be as attractive as bright eyes, a beaming smile and a parabolic backside.

For world travelers, a far-flung tongue promises the unknown, confirms the known and dispels the thought-we-knew.

Does our highly scientific survey exclude your favorite accent? Vote on our Facebook poll.

But no accent is sexy when it’s strong enough to crush a beer can. Which means not all accents are created equal.

Sudan Captures Vulture With Israeli Spying Device

The media reported on Thursday that Darfur authorities found an Israeli Park Services GPS chip attached to the bird.

The vulture was on an espionage mission for the Tel Aviv regime, the media stated, adding that the bird had a leg band with labels that read in Hebrew, “Israel Nature Service” and “Hebrew University, Jerusalem.”

The equipment fastened to the vulture was capable of taking photos and sending them back to Israel.

However, Israel’s National Parks Service has denied the reports and said that both the GPS chip and the device were used by ecologists to track migration.

On October 24, Sudanese Minister of Information Ahmed Bilal Osman said four Israeli warplanes had

“How I Almost Lost My Man Through Bad Advice” – A Must-Read For Women

Wow! This is a MUST read story guys!
Came across this piece online and not sure who wrote it, but it’s a great story with a solid lesson to teach and a reminder to every woman. Please continue reading and don’t forget to share…..someone out there might need this!
“Biyi hasn’t worked for that long?” Dayo’s voice drips with resentment. “For real?” “He’s been trying,” I say in feeble attempt to defend my husband. “You know how the economy is.”
…My husband and I had vowed never to bring in a third party into our relationship but with a bank account screaming for revival, I need to share my burden with someone else. I grip the phone. Dayo is unusually quiet. “You still there?” I ask. “Hello?” “I am here,” she says. “I just didn’t know things were this bad. And all this while, I thought Biyi was providing for the home.” But he is, I argue silently. Well, maybe not

Ghanaians Elect New President Today

Polls opened this morning in Ghana’s high-stakes presidential and parliamentary polls as the country seeks to make good on its promise as a beacon of democracy in turbulent West Africa.

Long lines could be seen at some polling stations in the capital of Accra
and some voters said they waited since the early hours for the tight election that sees President John Dramani Mahama face main opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.
Two main presidential candidates are vying to lead the country, now enjoying a booming economy, with oil income, now added to the usual sources from gold, cocoa and bauxite.
Ghana has had five elections since military rule ended in 1992, but the stakes are seen as higher than ever this time, as commercial oil production that began in 2010 is set to expand.
President John Dramani Mahama, 54, of the National Democratic Congress, only took power in July, when

Chaos As Money Changes Into A Bird, Then Starts Talking

There was pandemonium at Mbare Musika Rank on Wednesday amid claims that a stash of US$350 that transformed into a small bird which then started talking.

A huge crowd gathered and it needed police intervention as the mob wanted to beat up the Dzivarasekwa-based cross border trader identified as Immaculate Chirunga (33).
She had to escape in a kombi which took her to Mbare Police Station for protection. Witnesses who spoke to our news crew confirmed that indeed the money changed into a bird which later spoke.

The money was meant to pay for the services provided by a Chipinge-based sangoma as per their contractual agreement. Immaculate confirmed that indeed the bird 'talked' and she was not moved because

Mario Balotelli Becomes First Time Father

Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli has become a father after former girlfriend Raffaella Fico gave birth to a baby daughter.

The child has been named Pia according to Italian media.
She was born on Wednesday, five days earlier than expected, at the Clinica Mediterranea in Naples. Balotelli was not present at the birth. Various news outlets report that Balotelli will fly out to Italy to see his newly-born daughter and former girlfriend.
City faces crosstown rival Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.
Balotelli and Fico have been an on-and-off item and have recently got back together according to numerous

Taxi Driver Returns N80 Million Back To Passenger

An Austrian bus driver made an unexpected discovery in the back of his bus: a bag containing 390,000 euros (nearly $510,000).

Did he take the money and head for the border? Nope. Proving himself a very good guy (and likely earning some good karma in the process), the driver, identified only as Wolfgang P., resisted temptation and turned in the huge payday to the local police.
It turns out the bag of cash belonged to an elderly woman who had recently withdrawn her life savings.

"At first I thought it was somebody's shopping or medication," Wolfgang said. The woman has yet to reach

MINT SCANDAL: N2.1 Billion Worth Of N1,000 Notes Missing

The board of directors of the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) met yesterday over the scandal that rocked the establishment where it was revealed that a whopping N2.1 billion of newly printed N1,000 notes have mysteriously gone missing.
The board meeting, chaired by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, decided to expand the investigation and audit the production of other currency denominations to ascertain the quantity of money that has actually gone missing over the years.
LEADERSHIP had exclusively reported that an acting managing director, Ahmed Bamali, had been appointed to head the Mint company while Ehi Okomoyon, who was the chief executive, was asked to proceed on indefinite leave.
A source with insider knowledge of what transpired at the meeting told LEADERSHIP that the suspension of Okoyomon as managing director on an indefinite basis until all investigations have been concluded was

“It Will Take 20 Years To Revive Northern Nigeria” – Abdulsalami Abubakar

Former Head of State, General Abubakar Abdulsalami (rtd) has said that it would take about 20 years of constant effort to revive the Northern part of the country from its current ‘fever’ of insecurity.
The retired military General said this Thursday in Yankari, Bauchi State during the North-East Alliance For Transformation Summit.
Abdulsalami called on all residents of the region to help bring the situation under control by reporting suspicious persons and objects to the relevant authorities.
The former Army General who chaired a session on, “security, politics and economy of the North,” on the second day of the Arewa House Conference on “The North and Strategies for Sustainable Development,” said the major aim of the conference was to restore peace back to the region.

Boko Haram Destroys 27 Schools In Borno, Yobe

Boko Haram, in its onslaught on education and society in general, has destroyed 27 schools in Yobe and Borno states in the recent attacks, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Kano State Police Command Thursday arrested eight people over a foiled bombing bid.
In a statement, it said that at about 0730 hours when some of its patrol men were heading to a duty post on Ring Road, a Golf taxi was following them from which an explosive was thrown into the police vehicle.
The policemen disembarked from their vehicle immediately, cordoned the area and apprehended the occupants of the Golf car, the statement said, adding that no injury was sustained during the operation.
On its part, the Nigerian Army confirmed that following the November 25 twin suicide bombing of a church inside the Jaji Military Cantonment, the military, Police and State Security Service (SSS) are stepping up

Over 1,000 Nigerians Flee To Niger Republic over Boko Haram Killings

Over 1,000 Nigerians have fled to neighbouring Niger Republic after an attack blamed on Islamist militant group Boko Haram, led to death of six people, the United Nations said Thursday.
The 1,042 refugees reports say crossed the northern border into the Niger region of Diffa after the November 30 attack. They have been taken in by families in two villages near the regional capital, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a bulletin.
A teacher in the village while confirming the attack to local media said the attackers told villagers they were looking for “politicians” and “coldly killed” six people, including a police officer, after the victims were unable to recite verses of the Koran.
A source say Niger’s army has deployed reinforcements along its border with Nigeria, a focus of worry for Nigerien authorities who have often assured they are taking measures to stop Boko Haram’s activities from

Prophet TB Joshua Attacks 'Men Of God' Who Are Feasting On People's Money

Nigerian preacher TB Joshua reacted with horror to reports that people in Zimbabwe wishing to visit Nigeria for healing sessions have been paying $100 registration fees. He has ordered immediate refunds.

He said in a statement: "I have received many emails and newspaper reports on the internet complaining of registration fees of $100. What then makes us an evangelist? When people go to concerts, they also register with $100. If we are evangelists, co-ordinating for God's sake, all our concerns, aspirations and heart desires must be subjected to the gospel through works of charity by helping the sick, distressed and unsaved instead of collecting registration fees of $100 from them before giving succour, I mean, attending to them.

Chris Brown Coming To Nigeria On Dec 22nd, 2012

American pop star Chris Brown is set to storm Lagos on the 22nd of December 2012 for a pre-christmas show.

On Saturday Dec22, Chris Brown will be performing live at Eko Hotel Hall in Victoria Island, Lagos.
After his Barbados tour with his girlfriend, Rihanna he is set to fly to Nigeria for the performance of his life.

Man Dies Vandalising PHCN Transformer

Luck ran out on a middle-aged suspected vandal, Thursday as he was electrocuted while vandalizing one of the transformers serving Akanchawa Udenwa area of Owerri metropolis.
It was neither clear how many people came for the damnable operation nor at what time of the night the vandal died in his act but residents of the area told Vanguard that they woke up to behold the morbid spectacle.
Vanguard investigations also revealed that the suspected vandal wanted to exploit the periodic but prolonged public power outage in the area to actualize his devilish plot before power was suddenly restored to the facility.
Confirming the sad incident to Vanguard, PHCN Senior Manager, Public Relations, Mr. Ositadinma Ugwuafor,  said it was the second time a vandal was being electrocuted in action in that area.

Man Accused Of Killing Pregnant Lover In Ogun

The family of a lady, Gloria Akpan, has accused their daughter’s lover, Ita Eyo, of killing her in his residence in Ayobo area of Ogun State.
Gloria and Eyo both from Akwa Ibom State had been cohabiting since March 2012 before the sad incident occurred on November 3. The lady was six-month pregnant before she died.
A family source, who craved anonymity, said when he spoke to Gloria on Friday, a day before her death, she told him that all was well, adding that it was shocking to learn that she had died the next day.
The source said, “Without seeing any member of the family, that same Saturday, they hurriedly buried her.
“This is suspicious. The information we got was that she was strangled as she bled through her nose and mouth.”
Father of the deceased, Mr. Edet Akpan, 66, a retiree of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,

Boko Haram: War Of Words Breaks Out Between Yobe And Niger States

A cold war is ongoing between Yobe State Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam and his Niger State counterpart, who is also chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Governor  Mua’azu  Babangida  Aliyu over the latter’s comment on Monday that commissioners and parliamentarians have fled Yobe State.
Governor Aliyu made the comments during the Sardauna Memorial Lecture in Abuja, lamenting that he was not very happy when he read in the newspapers that in Yobe state, legislators and commissioners were responding to the insecurity by moving to Jigawa State.
“That means we are already giving up, because if the governmental institutions moved, it means those who are after us have defeated us and have taken over,” he said, asking, “What is the best way out? How do we arrest the situation because if governmental institutions in Yobe moved, then it means gradually we will begin

INEC De-registers 28 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission yesterday Thursday December 6th announced the De-registration of 28 political parties.

Find the statement the agency released below...
"In the exercise of the powers conferred on it by the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Independent National Electoral Commission has today, Thursday, December 6, 2012, de-registered the following political parties:
1.  African Liberation Party (ALP) 
2.  Action Party of Nigeria (APN)
3.  African Political System (APS)
4.   Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP)
5.  Congress for Democratic Change (CDC)

Iyanya's Kukere breaks record for downloads on callertunes in Africa

Kukere has broken the record for highest download for a single caller ringback tune. 3 million subscribers across Nigeria in just a few months....and counting! No Nigerian artist has hit one million, so this is a huge fit. Iyanya got a huge cheque from MTECH yesterday...

Fred Amata finds love again

Years after ending his relationship with actress and current AGN president Ibinabo Fiberesima (they have a daughter together), Fred Amata has found love again. The actor is in a serious relationship with Mor Okonkwo, a single mother of two in her early thirties.

Fred and Mor met about a year ago in the US...but only started dating a few months ago. I hear they are already talking marriage.

Mor is a Soul/Jazz artiste who used to live in the UK and even contested in singing reality show - X Factor UK a few years back. She's currently a management consultant and also runs a catering company.

Meet Nigeria’s First “White Corper” (PHOTO)

Some might say there is nothing fabntastic about it; then they might even go on and explain how it could be possible to have a white man participating in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, and they would be right!
Well, he is, of course, a Nigerian – a white Nigerian, and his name is Mohammed Jammal.
Profiled by a blogger, Kayode Ogundamisi, this “white Nigerian” says “Nigeria is the only country I know. It is my homeland and with all its challenges it is a place that will make substantial progress if we all decide to commit ourselves to his betterment.”
Twenty-five-year-old Mohammed Jammal, was in fact born in the city of Jos, Plateau State and is currently

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Anti-virus software millionaire John McAfee arrested in Guatemala

The anti-virus software millionaire John McAfee has been arrested by Guatemalan police for illegally entering the country, the interior minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, has said.

McAfee crossed into Guatemala to evade authorities in Belize who want to question him in connection with the murder of his neighbour. There is no international arrest warrant for McAfee.
McAfee declared himself a fugitive, changed his appearance and went on the run after claiming he was being set up by corrupt Belize officials for the murder.
McAfee made his millions as founder of the antivirus software company that bears his name. He sold the company in 1994 and then invested in other tech ventures before retiring to Belize in 2008.
Lopez Bonilla said Guatemala would seek to expel McAfee because he arrived illegally.
McAfee, 67, had been in hiding for three weeks. He crossed into Guatemala with his girlfriend to evade authorities in Belize who wanted to quiz him as "a person of interest" about the killing of fellow American

Politician Causes Protest For Divorcing His Wife Via SMS 4-Days After Marriage

The marriage lasted four days and ended in divorce via text message, from the 40-year-old local politician to his 17-year-old wife.

Aceng Fikri claimed his young bride Fani Oktara was not a virgin, as she had claimed, so he decided to end the union, his lawyer Ujang Suja'I said.

She denied it, and in turn accused Aceng - who is the head of the district of Garut in West Java - of spreading baseless accusations against her. Her lawyer Danny Suliwisjaya told CNN that Aceng had deceived his client into marriage.

Aceng caused a stir after his July wedding to Fani. Although 16 is the legal age for marriage in Indonesia, Aceng was already married with children. Few Muslims practice polygamy, and while it is not against the

Pregnant Kate Middleton Leaves Hospital For 'Period Of Rest' after Morning Sickness Treatment

Kate Middleton left King Edward VII Hospital in London this morning after being admitted four days ago following the palace's announcement that she is pregnant and being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum.

"The Duchess of Cambridge has been discharged from the King Edward VII Hospital and will now head to Kensington Palace for a period of rest," Nick Loughran, the assistant press secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, said in a statement. "Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank the staff at the hospital for the care and treatment The Duchess has received."

Middleton, 30, who is less than 12 weeks pregnant, was seen leaving the hospital with Prince William at 11 a.m. GT today. A smiling Middleton was holding yellow flowers and waved to the crowd as she departed

Chelsea Midfielder, Mikel Obi, handed three-match ban after United race row

LONDON, Dec 6, 2012 (AFP) – Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was on Thursday suspended for three matches and fined £60,000 (74,320 euros) for clashing with match officials following the controversial 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.
The match had been overshadowed by accusations that referee Mark Clattenburg had racially abused the Chelsea midfielder.
But Clattenburg was later cleared of all charges.
Mikel had admitted using threatening and/or abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour in the official’s changing room at the end of the game at Stamford Bridge on October 28, said the Football Association.
“Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel has been given a three-match suspension to begin with immediate effect and fined £60,000 following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today,” said an FA statement.
“The Regulatory Commission’s independent chairman Christopher Quinlan QC emphasised that the

Killer Too Fat To Be Executed

Columbus, Ohio, U.S. — At about 450 pounds, Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post is so fat that his executioners won't be able to find veins in his arms or legs for the lethal injection, and he might even break the death chamber gurney, his lawyers say.
If the state is forced to use a backup method that involves injecting the drugs directly into muscle, the process could require multiple doses over several hours or even days and result in a grueling and painful end, they say.
Post, who gained close to 200 pounds on death row, is trying to stave off execution Jan. 16 for the 1983 killing of a motel clerk during a robbery, arguing that because of his obesity, an attempt to put him to death would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
State officials say Post, 53, can be humanely executed under both Ohio's usual method and the untested backup procedure. The warden at the prison where the death chamber is situated even tested the gurney by

11 Killed In Military Plane Crash

A military plane has crashed in South Africa’s mountainous east, killing 11 people, local media reported Thursday.
The Dakota air force plane, which crashed late Wednesday, was not carrying members of Nelson Mandela’s medical team, as earlier unconfirmed reports suggested.
“On board the aircraft was a crew of six and five passengers, and it was confirmed that there are no survivors,” defence department spokesman Siphiwe Dlamini told local news agency SAPA.
“The SANDF (South African National Defence Force) has commenced with the process of informing the next-of-kin of the deceased members. The names of the deceased will be released when all the next-of-kin have been informed.”
The plane left Pretoria’s Waterkloof Air Force Base and was scheduled to land at 10:00 am (0800 GMT) in