Saturday, 27 September 2014

George Clooney Is Married! Says "I Do" to Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy


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It's official! Hollywood's favorite bachelor George Clooney is a married man!
Clooney's rep confirms to Us Weekly that the actor and his love Amal Alamuddin exchanged vows in the luxurious, seven star Aman Canal Grande hotel in Venice, Italy on Saturday, September 27.
PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings in 2014
The happy couple were joined for their celebrations by their family and friends, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana Barroso, Vogue's Anna Wintour, Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Bill Murray, Bono, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
Rome's former mayor, Walter Veltroni, a personal friend of Clooney's, conducted the ceremony in the stunning 16th Century hotel, which only opened a year ago and has the ambience of a private palazzo.
PHOTOS: George and Stacy's romance
The couple's florists, Munaretto, have been working hard for the past few days, transforming the stunning building into a romantic wedding venue.
"Staff were preparing bouquets, table arrangements and other floral designs well into the night," a hotel

REALITY OR OUT-OF-TOUCH: “We have reduced poverty in the country by 50%” - President Jonathan


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President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Benin said  the country had reduced its poverty rate by 50 percent.
Jonathan said this while speaking at the South South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political rally in Benin, tagged “Unity Mega Rally.”
He said that the PDP, as a party, believed in stomach infrastructure because the party must ensure that there was food security and job creation in the country.
He noted that any leader who claimed not to believe in stomach infrastructure was not ready to lead, as “you cannot lead hungry people.’’
He described the PDP as the only stable party since its formation that had never changed its name, logo or motto, adding that it is the only party that gives its members the freedom to climb to the highest level.
He said that all the nation needed was unity, and gave the assurance that although all the roads could not be

Whooaah!!! Geoffrey wins MTN project fame season 7...

 


 
Whoop, Geoffrey Oji has emerged winner of MTN Project Fame Season 7, beating five other finalists with his final performance of Asa’s song, ‘Beautiful’. 
Geoffrey, upon being declared winner, ‘has been handed a cheque of N5m, a brand new car as well as a recording contract’. 

Ruky was  first runner-up, winning a cash prize of N2m and a car  while Christian was second runner up winning N2m and a car. 
In 4th place is Clement who was also given the sum of N2m. 

Photo Of The Day: Kate Henshaw


Don’t you find it hard to believe she is 43?

"See You In Hell!" - Words Of A Killer With Devil Horns To Jury After Triple Murder Conviction

 
A killer with devil's horns implanted in his head yelled "I'll see you all in hell" at a jury after they found him guilty of first degree murder.
Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, faces life in jail after being found guilty of three counts of murder, intimidation of a witness and kidnapping. Authorities say Veiovis kidnapped and killed three Pittsfield men: David Glasser, 44; Edward Frampton, 58, and Robert Chadwell, 47. The victims were last seen on August 28, 2011 at an apartment shared by Glasser and Frampton. 
After the verdict was delivered on Friday, Veiovis reportedly told the jurors, "I will see you all in hell," according to tweets sent by reporters in the courtroom.
Officials said the men had been killed to prevent Glasser from testifying against an associate of Veiovis who was facing kidnapping and drug charges.
First-degree murder convictions carry a mandatory life sentence without parole in Massachusetts. The verdict came after jurors deliberated for more than 36 hours over six days at Hampden Superior Court in

Exclusive Photos from President Jonathan's Visit to Benin City, Edo State

 
President Jonathan today visited Edo State, Benin City, where he came to commission Benin- Ofosu road and to also attend the PDP Unity rally. The president was in the State with Vice-President Namadi Sambo and were welcomed by the State Governor, Adams Oshiomole. They also visited Oba of Benin’s palace before leaving the State. See more photos below:

Nigerian Troops Capture Monstrous Armored Tank From Boko Haram Insurgents (PHOTO)

  
Armored tank T-55 also known as "Sarge" is prized weapon seized from Boko Haram fighters in Konduga

Nigerian military intelligence officials say they were surprised at the sophisticated weapons being used by Boko Haram insurgents. The reaction came after Nigerian troops captured a T-55 armored tank and a highly sophisticate Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) from the Islamist insurgents in a battle yesterday at Konduga,  Borno State.
Our sources said Boko Haram fighters made another big and desperate push to take Konduga, a town that has been the scene of incessant battles and disastrous outings for Boko Haram fighters in recent weeks.
Boko Haram began their latest push on Thursday, attacking Konduga from several angles. But when they found out they were getting defeated, some of the Islamist fighters arrived at the scene of battle from the Bama axis with a surprise weapon, a T-55 tank. Our military sources disclosed that the insurgents had never previously used such a mammoth weapon in battle.
The tank and APC were eventually seized from the insurgents after a fierce battle in which soldiers killed

How Real Are T.B Joshua’s Miracles? Several People Allege They Are Stage-managed (READ)


If the adage, ‘good wine needs no bush’ is anything to go by, then the crowd at Synagogue of All Nations may not just be ordinary spectators. They come with a load of problems seeking one form of miracles or the other.
Miracles were parts of the ministries of Moses, Elijah, Elisha, and of course, Jesus and the apostles. Their miracles primarily served the purpose of confirming their message as being from God.
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Today, many people still seek to experience miracles and some will go any length to have that experience. At Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN) located at Ikotun- Egbe in Lagos state, an outstanding edifice structured to contain more than 20,000 worshipers with a quarter of that population mostly foreigners, it is a destination for miracles seekers.
People are assured that on seeing the Prophet, TB Joshua, their load of problems would be solved. Little wonder that people especially foreigners besiege the church in search of miracles. Just imagine more than 80

Proud grandparents: Bill and Hilary Clinton show off their new born granddaughter

 
Former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary became first time grand parents on September 26th after their only child Chelsea gave birth. The baby has been named Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky
Chelsea and Marc Mezvinsky got married in 2010. See more photos below:

2015: Nollywood actor Kenneth Okonkwo also joins politics, declares for House of Reps

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Ahead of the 2015 general elections, veteran Nollywood Actor, Kenneth Okonkwo has joined the league of other entertainers currently eyeing various political offices.
The star Actor is seeking to represent Nsukka/Igboeze South Federal Constituency at the National Assembly on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He made his intention known during a media parley on Wednesday.

Okonkwo is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State and also Masters degree holder in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Akoka.
The Nollywood pioneer rose to stardom as an actor in 1991 when he featured in the movie, Living in Bondage.
Kenneth, with his declaration, has joined other entertainers who had earlier declared to run for different offices in their respective states. They include; Kate Henshaw, Kenny Saint Best, 9ice,Tony Tetula, Julius

Female Arabian Pilot Disowned By Her Family For Bombing ISIS


Mariam Al Mansouri's F-16 bombing raids were celebrated in the West. But a statement purporting to be from her UAE family has 'disowned' her. It attacks her for 'taking part in the brutal aggression against Syria'.

The female air force pilot whose missions against Isis were dubbed 'bosoms on the ground' has reportedly been disowned by her family and labelled an 'ingrate'.

Mariam Al Mansouri's participation in F-16 bombing raids for the UAE was celebrated in the West, but an anonymous statement claiming to be from her family 'disowned' her for 'taking part in the brutal international aggression' against Syria.

It also expressed support for the Islamic State, saying 'we are proud of the Sunni heroes in Iraq and the Levant'. The brutal terrorist group's original name was the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isil.

There is “Money They Want To Steal” – Charly Boy on Entertainers Entering Politics


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An entertainer for over 38 years, we all know Charly Boy doesn’t mince his words!
In an interview with Punch, he reveals his true feelings on Nigerian entertainers entering politics.
“I know that most of them are bad and they are people who have not nurtured themselves as leaders and are involved in politics because of the money they want to steal.”
Desmond Elliot, Kate Henshaw, Tony Tetuila, Julius Agwu and 9ice have announced they are contesting for office in the next electoral season.
So far, 9ice’s ex wife, publicist Toni Payne has also come out to condemn this trend
Here are some more excerpts:

On Entertainers Entering Politics for Extra Income
“We are living in very hard times and however they think they can augment their source of livelihood; I understand some of these issues because our environment has become crazy and unpredictable whereby they do not know what is going to happen tomorrow.

“Pay Attention. Am I Gay?” Ex-Super Falcons Chi-chi Igbo shares Charly Boy’s Encouraging Message

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Ex Super Falcons footballer Chi-chi Igbo often shares fun dancing videos and photos of her fit bod on Instagram.
Yesterday however, she went deep, and shared a touching message from often controversial entertainer Charly Boy.
The Area Fada known for wearing makeup and what could be considered feminine attire, encouraged the athlete to continue being herself, despite being misunderstood.
Read below…

This Chinese man is looking to buy a mother for N26million – Here are his specifications...

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A man from China’s Sichuan Province desperately wants to buy a mother, and has offered US$160,000 (N26,224,000) to any woman who is interested.
Tsui, who’s in his mid 30s, sits in a park with a bowl of banknotes in front of him, and a red lantern behind him, which has his phone number plastered on it.
He also has a large poster where he wrote his specification for his ideal mother. He says he wants a mother who is, “57-years-old, well educated, and without a history of drug use.”
Juan Lei, who once applied to be his mother, but got turned down by Tsui, says she feels sorry for him.
She said, “I went to speak to him to ask if it was a real offer, and he told me I was too young for the job and he only wanted older women. I just wanted to know why he wanted a mum and he said he had been raised in an orphanage, and after making a success of himself, he felt he missed out on having a mother to be proud of him, and treat him like a son.”
“I felt quite sorry for him actually, he looked really lonely but this isn’t the way to go about filling that gap in

British woman spends thousands of pounds on dolls……BUT spends peanuts on her daughters (PHOTOS)

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Kerrie Williams, a 33-year-old British woman, has spent over £20,000 on 7 lifelike dolls, while refusing to spend anything but the necessary on her two daughters.
According to Daily Mail, Williams has spent thousands on clothes, toys and accessories for her doll-collection. Each doll reportedly costs between £150 and £400.

Synagogue Church Collapse: Grieving husband cries out over missing wife (PHOTO)

 
While many are mourning their dead,a few are reportedly still searching for their loved ones .Among them is a Nigerian from Kogi State and a worker in the laundry department of the Synagogue church, who pleaded anonymity because the church had warned members not to disclose any information on the tragedy to the public, has yet to find his wife of 18 years, Veronica (39).
He said he waits by the phone with his five children everyday expecting a call that would say her body had been found after many days of searching 16 hospitals.He showed a list containing the 16 hospitals he had visited with each one ticked with a pen to indicate he had been there and found nothing.He told Punch 
“My gut tells me she is dead, but I will never rest until I find her body.My wife was among the visitors’ coordinators, serving the guests. She worked on the ground floor where the restaurant was. I am a worker in the church as well.I rushed to the gate immediately the incident occurred but I was not allowed to enter...
The police blocked the entrance.They were carrying the victims out one after the other in ambulances. I called my wife’s mobile phone but it was not reachable. All through the following

Why I'm campaigning for political office with Blonde hair - Toni Tetuila

 
Last week, Tony Tetuila attracted criticism when his campaign poster showed him rocking his signature blonde hair.Many branded him a joker .He defended his look ,telling the Nigerian Tribune
“I am not going to the office to sing, though I am an artiste, I am going to serve my people. I am not going to office with the tinted hair.I was discussing with some youth leaders who said I could leave the hair, but now that people are speaking on it, I have to do what my people want.”I only used the blonde hair to campaign because everybody knows Tony Tetuila with that trademark.
He also denied being broke saying...
“How can I be broke? I am not broke, everybody knows where I am coming from, I am not going into politics for the fun of it, we artistes always sing about poverty but rarely do anything

Thought it was Natural? Rihanna spends $50k(N8m) weekly on her appearance

 
Most of us look at Rihanna and wonder how a woman could be blessed with such flawless skin?Some men even go as far as saying,they want their lady to glow like Rihanna.
Well, its been revealed that a whole lot of money is pumped into her appearance weekly.According to Look Magazine, Rihanna who is worth $120m spends about $50k weekly on her beauty routine .That's about N8m.
The magazine reports that ,Rihanna’s personal beauty team includes a dermatologist, tanner, a personal eyelash technician, hair stylist and make-up ,who are all available for her around the clock.
“Her eyelash expert is on call 24/7,It’s not unusual for Rihanna to call at 11pm before a night out.“She gets laser skin tightening, oxygen facials, photo facials, even the infamous vampire

So Adorable! Meet the World's Youngest Swimmer at just one day old (PHOTOS)

 
At just one day old,  Phoenix Charles Elwell took his first swim with his smitten father.
Phoenix is the youngest child ever to be enrolled as a Water Baby in a national programme aimed at making swimming not just safe, but fun for all the family ,aged precisely 31 hours and 46 minutes.
According to Mailonline, his father who is an Instructor for the Water Babies Swim School introduced him to the joys of baby aquatics – He said
‘The question for me is “why not?‘He absolutely loved his time in the pool,’. ‘I think he would quite happily have gone to sleep in the water when we finished. It was quite special for me too.
So cute...See more photos below:

Tchidi Chikere shares no Nuella's No Makeup pic,calls her Phenomenal

 
The movie director flaunted his heavily pregnant wife and called her phenomenal...Now that's love

No going back! Wiz Khalifa files an official response to Amber Rose's divorce papers

 
It's official.Wiz has no desire to beg Amber to stay or she has made up her mind not to stay .Wiz Khalifa real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz has  filed a  response to Amber Rose's old's papers in a Los Angeles court yesterday.
According to the file, which was obtained by E! News, Wiz also cited irreconcilable differences for the reason of their split, but he's countering Rose's request for full physical custody of their little boy and asking that the court grant him joint custody and visitation rights.
TMZ also reports that he has accepted to pay her over $1million dollars as she requested before they got married .He also agrees to pay monthly spousal support of over $5000.

Cardinal Okogie calls out Ayo Oritsejafor, says CAN has no leader

 
In an explosive interview with Sahara Reporters, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, the first President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and former Archbishop of Lagos, shared his thoughts on the current leadership of CAN. He said the Christian body has no leadership and that Pres. Jonathan and Pastor Oritsejafor deserve to be sued over the recent $9.3m South African arms deal scandal. He also said the President Jonathan doesn't deserve a second term. Excerpts from his interview below...
"We have to be praying for this kind of people, for them to have a change of heart. What are they looking for with jet? Another one said, “Jesus said go into the whole world and evangelize, so how can I go into the whole world, with what? I need a plane to be able to go to the whole world.” Even the devil can quote scripture. But did Jesus Christ say you should go and steal to go and buy plane? But now they are claiming that they were given the jets as gifts. But why can’t they spend that money on the poor? There are many Nigerians who are begging that they have nothing to eat, and yet you say you’re preaching. Preaching for what? Are there no pastors where they are going? May God not punish us according to our sins.
Do you think the government should consider negotiating with Boko Haram?
My own opinion is this: When you talk of Boko Haram, who are they? How can you say you are going to

MTO is claiming Jason Derulo didn't just cheat, he got another girl pregnant


MediaTakeOut is reporting that Jason Derulo didn't just cheat on Jordin Spark, but also got his side chick pregnant. If this is true, then it's truly sad. I saw a documentary Jason did for E! and in it he seemed genuinely in love with Jordin. Guess his p*nis has a mind of its own. The MTO report below

"The relationship between pop stars Jason DeRulo and Jordin Sparks seemed to be so clean, so pure, and so beautiful. But MediaTakeOut.com is learning more and more about the shady ish that Jason was doing behind Jordin's back.
As we explained yesterday, Jason was cheating on Jordin with popular model Carmen Ortega. But we just got some even more juicy info... he reportedly got her pregnant too.
Carmen attended a red carpet event yesterday in Los Angeles - and she was clearly pregnant.

Adorable pic of Oluchi Orlandi and her boys


Look at that cute lil man having a conversation with his mum...

Photos: The queen of curves steps out in Paris


Kim K spotted out and about in Paris today...that butt though...:-)

Nigerian troops repel another Boko Haram attack in Konduga


Nigerian troops yesterday Sept. 26th repelled yet another attack by Boko Haram in Konduga, Borno.

According to reports, the sect members attempted to penetrate Konduga in the hopes of getting into the state capital, Maiduguri, but troops engaged them in a fierce gun battle, capturing many of them
 
The troops also repelled what would have been a major attack on Benesheik town in Borno on Thursday, September 25th. Well done to our military! We really can defeat these people, we just need to put more heart into it.

Photos: House of Reps Speaker, Tambuwal turbaned in Sokoto


The speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, was this afternoon turbaned as the Mutawallen Sokoto by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III. Congrats to him

Ciara returns her $500k engagement ring to Future


After giving him a baby and being cheated on, shouldn't she have kept the ring at least? Guess not. Earlier this month, there were reports that Ciara and her baby daddy had gotten back together for the sake of their son, but it looks like that's not true.

According to Page Six, Ciara has given back her 15-carat emerald-cut engagement ring designed by Avianne & Co. and worth about $500,000. They say she's 'definitely not getting back together' with Future, is working on a new album and is focused on being a mom to their son, Future Jr.

If men can't be faithful to the likes of Amber Rose, Jordin Spark, Ciara, Rihanna and even Beyonce, what's the hope for the rest of us? Choi!

No contravention notice was served on our building before it collapsed - Synagogue

The Synagogue Church has denied online reports that the collapsed 6-storey building was at one time sealed by the Lagos state government and a contravention notice served on the church. Below is a statement they posted on their Facebook page...

This is an official communication from The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations regarding some stories currently being reported in the media about the recent incident that happened in The SCOAN.
Our attention has been drawn to a publication in the Vanguard Newspaper of 26th September 2014 titled, ‘Synagogue: We Sealed Off Building Before Collapse – LSBCA’.
In the article, the General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, Mrs Abimbola Animashahun Odunayo was quoted as saying that the agency had sealed off the building before it collapsed and that the church ignored the warnings of the agency to stop construction. The story was initially published by online media portal News24.

Finally he's getting Married: Celebs storm Italy for George Clooney's wedding. See Photos from their rehearsal dinner

 
George Clooney will be marrying British Human Rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin today in Venice Italy and many of their celeb friends including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour are in Italy to celebrate with them.

Amal stepped out in a beautiful red waterfall dress last night for their rehearsal dinner at the exclusive five-star Belmond Cipriani Hotel on the island of Giudecci. See more photos below:

3,000 metre-long! This may be the longest wedding dress of all time (SEE PHOTOS)

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For her wedding, a Chinese woman, Jing Mei wore a gown which had 3,000 metre long train, and weighed 50kg. Apart from going for the spectacular, Jing is also hoping to have the wedding dress verified as the longest in the world by the Guinness World Records.
She said, “It started off as a mad idea and then we thought we could actually make it happen. We’re both delighted with the result and we are definitely going to contact Guinness World Records to get them to agree that this is an official record breaking dress.”

PHOTO: Samsung Mocks Apple?


This is the new samsung advert on the new iPhone 6plus. I guess samsung is mocking Apple's newly released iphone6 which is reported to be having a problem of the phone being bent after jsing it for sometime. Oh dear!

This CEO Quit his million dollar Job after his daughter gave him a list of things he missed

 
A father has shown extraordinary love and sacrifice for his 10 year daughter after quitting his job. British-educated investor quit his job as chief of the world’s biggest bond business after his 10-year old-daughter gave him a note citing 22 events in her life he had missed.
 Mr El-Erian, admitted that personal reasons played a part in the decision after he realised he didn’t spend enough time with his daughter.The 56-year-old, told wealth management magazine Worth : 
“About a year ago, I asked my daughter several times to do something — brush her teeth, I think it was — with no success. I reminded her that it was not so long ago that she would have immediately responded, and I wouldn’t have had to ask her multiple times; she would have known from my tone of voice that I was serious.
“She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that she had compiled of her important events and activities that I had missed due to work

Chris Brown admits he & Rihanna are still friends and having fun...

 
Despite not being spotted together since their breakup in 2012, Chris Brown claims he is still friends with Rihanna ,,,"When asked about her, he said on US TV show Entertainment Tonight:
 ‘We’re friends. Nothing too serious..We’re not trying to start a life together right now, we’re just having fun.’
When asked if his new track Drunk Texting is about her, he said
Oh no, not at all.I think that’s just the fans’ perception or the media’s perception at all times because of our history.
But whenever we do music, people can make the assumption and that’s fine because if they buy more because they think that, then go ahead and buy a thousand copies.But as far as me writing

PHOTO: Floyd Mayweather sleeps on a bed filled with dollars$$$$$$

 
Floyd Mayweather who is the World's Higest paid athlete said "Help me out with a caption"..For someone who is worth $295 million,this is a drop in the ocean...

Nene Leaks tipped to likely replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police


The very blunt Real Housewives of Atlanta Star, Nene Leaks,is said to be the favourite replacement candidate for the late Joan Rivers.According to Perez Hilton

..the spot was supposed to go to Kathy Griffin until producers started considering NeNe because she has “serious comedic timing, but also because E! is looking to diversify their panel with a different ethnicity.”
The source goes on to explain that Tyra Banks , Lisa Lampanelli, andAmy Schumer are also in the running. And of this alternate list Tyra is the most seriously considered, however, “E! is concerned she doesn’t have a sane strong enough point of view to fill Joan’s highly opinionated seat.”
Fans on social media have been calling for the show to be cancelled or a better replacement made because

"I left my marriage because it was full of lies' - Uche Ogbodo opens up

 
Actress Uche Ogbodo's marriage ended a few months after it was contracted..while she was pregnant. Speaking to Vanguard about it, Uche said her marriage ended because it was full of lies.
"My marriage was full of lies. I cannot tell you in detail what those lies were, if that’s what you’re trying to make me do but it was based on lies. It’s a pity it didn’t work out. I didn’t go into the marriage to crash it. I wanted a family; I wanted a loving home and a loving husband. That was why I went into it in the first place but as nature would have it, I didn’t get any of those. I still thank God my head is intact."
Was it really a marriage? 
It was a marriage but we didn’t do any wedding. We didn’t do any court marriage or church wedding. We did nothing. We didn’t even do traditional marriage but in my culture, there are many processes to getting married and I did a few of those, so you can say I was married. In Igbo land, there are rites you adhere to before you can say this is my wife and I did a couple of them.

Why did you do the rites in secret? 
You cannot do rites openly; it’s just a family thing, family members only. It’s not a traditional wedding. If I

Woman pours hot water on 12-year-old maid, burns chest (PHOTO)

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One Mrs. Bethelyn Falade, 27, who resides on Church Street, Powerline, in the Ijaiye-Ojokoro area of Lagos, has been arrested and is currently facing charges for assaulting and torturing her housemaid, Chinecherem Sunday with hot water.
Mrs Falade allegedly carried out the act as punishment for her stubbornness.
Trouble began when Falade enquired of her missing laptop which the housemaid said was taken by her brother-in-law, identified simply as Lekan, while she was not around.
Not satisfied with the maid’s explanation, Falade got angry and blamed her (the maid) for not notifying her before the laptop was taken away.
In anger, she grabbed a kettle on the gas cooker and poured it on the girl, inflicting wounds on her chest in the process.
Appearing before a Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ojokoro in the Ifako-IJaiye area of the state on two counts of maltreatment and assault, Falade  however pleaded not guilty.

@Marelisevdm on #SynagogueGate: The South African media hate T.B Joshua

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As article after article is published about Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua in the wake of his tragic church building collapse, the bigotry and bias unashamedly displayed by the South African media have finally compelled me to react.
I must confess I don’t often attempt to order my eclectic myriad of ruminations into words, especially on such a sensitive, sorrowful issue. As a patriotic South African, I am still trying to come to terms with the tragic incident that veiled our country in a cloak of sadness this week. My heart bleeds for those who lost loved ones in the church collapse in Lagos, Nigeria that sent 84 salvation-seeking South Africans to an early grave. May their souls rest in perfect, permanent peace.
At this juncture, I don’t want to attempt to proffer reasons as to the cause of this tragic incident; let’s leave professional investigators to their job. My concern is the prejudiced media reports circulating within the public sphere, myopic headlines such as TB Joshua: Profile of an accomplished performer incensing a

Victoria Beckham Appointed Goodwill Ambassador of UNAIDS


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Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS (left) and new International Goodwill Ambassador, British fashion designer & former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) on Friday, annouced the appointment of  leading fashion designer, Victoria Beckham as its International Goodwill Ambassador.
Bechkam’s appointment was made by the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe while briefing journalists at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Sidibe said: “I dream of a generation free of HIV and I know that Beckham’s support will help us to achieve this shared goal.
“In her role as an ambassador for UNAIDS, Beckham will work towards ensuring that all children are born free from HIV and that women who are living with and infected by HIV, have access to medicare.
“Her creativity, innovation and outreach will amplify our efforts and bring us one important step closer

Lagos House Speaker, Ikuforiji acquitted of all charges in N600m money laundering case

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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has been discharged and acquitted by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had accused Mr. Ikuforiji and Oyebode Atoyebi, his aide, of laundering about N600 million and were charged to court.
Justice Buba described the trial as “anachronistic” and should not have been allowed to continue.
“This proceeding should have been treated as an aborted trial and the charges should have been withdrawn,” he added.

What would you do? Church members get $500 each to spend as they wish

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Most of you will read this hoping your high-flying mega-church could borrow a leaf from LaSalle Street Church, Chicago, Illinois, which shared $160,000 among its 300 member congregation –  with no conditions attached.
As the story goes, the church came up with the unusual plan of giving each church member $500 to spend on whatever they wish – as long as it is for good.
According to Laura Truax, the Church Senior Pastor, the plan came up as suddenly as the resources to fund it had appeared. In June, the British Columbia-based Onni Group acquired Atrium Village, a 309-unit residential development funded by Security Properties Inc., Crane Construction Co. and four churches, including LaSalle Street Church.
“The churches each owned 15 percent of the property and got $1.6 million apiece out of the $50 million

Photos: Murder Suspect Arrested 5 Years After Fleeing To Nigeria From UK

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A man wanted in connection with the murder of a promising young rapper who was stabbed to death outside a nightclub in south London has been arrested in Nigeria after 5years.

Jeffrey Okafor was held by officials on Tuesday over the fatal stabbing of Carl Beatson Asiedu. Mr Asiedu, a former student at Selhurst High School for Boys and St Francis Xavier College in Clapham, died in the street after performing a set at Club Life in Vauxhall in August 2009.
Scotland Yard said he was last seen on CCTV boarding a flight at Heathrow Airport using his brother's passport about two weeks after the murder. Proceedings are now underway for his return to UK so he can