Friday, October 31, 2014

MEET THE WORLD RICHEST WOMEN: Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija, 8 Others Are World’s Richest Women [IMAGES]

Liliane Bettencourt has an estimated net worth of $31.3billionChristy Walton has an estimated net worth of $37.9billion
Wealthy women: Christy Walton, left, has an estimated net worth of $37.9billion, and Liliane Bettencourt, right, has an estimated net worth of $31.3billion 

The richest women in the world - all of whom are billionaires - have been announced. Wealth-X listed the extremely wealthy women in a Wednesday release.

PHOTOS: 24 Year Old British-Nigerian Woman Dies In Thailand After Botched Buttocks Enhancement Surgery

A 24-year-old British-Nigerian woman, Joy Williams, died in Thailand after a cheap plastic surgery procedure to increase the size of her bottom went horribly wrong.

She died on October 23 after travelling to Bangkok to have £2,000 buttock augmentation surgery. Speaking yesterday from his home in Lagos, Nigeria, Miss Williams's older brother Anietie, 28, told Daily Mail he had been looking forward to her visiting him in Nigeria this Christmas. He said: 'We don't really know what went wrong, we only know what is in reports in the media.

PHOTOS & VID: Nigerian Father Sues Connecticut School For Discrimination After Ebola Fears Keep Daughter Away From School

Stephen Opayemi
A Nigerian father, Stephen Opayemi, filed a lawsuit against a Connecticut elementary school on Tuesday for allegedly discriminating against his seven-year-old by restricting her from attending school for 21 days after she attended a wedding in Nigeria.
The lawsuit demands Ikeoluw Opayemi be allowed back at Meadowside Elementary School before the end of a 21-day imposed quarantine, according to the Hartford Courant. The school ordered Ikeoluwa Opayemi to stay home until Nov. 3, even though the girl showed no symptoms of the virus, her father said.
"She is unfairly treated and discriminated against because of a fear some people have [THAT] she might have Ebola," Opayemi said. Opayemi said they returned from their 10-day trip Oct. 13 and did not come into contact with anyone with the virus in Nigeria, a country that is now Ebola-free.
The school denied Opayemi's offer to have himself and his daughter screened for the virus after, according to the suit. "Her physician gave her a clean bill of health. She was checked and she is OK," Opayemi said.

 Dr. Dennis McBride, a Milford health official, told Opayemi his daughter should be quarantined because her presence would cause panic, not because she posed a risk, the suit alleges. Opayemi said he raised the suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act to raise awareness about discrimination based on "fear and ignorance" of the virus.
He said the ban is causing his daughter emotional distress, according to the BBCTown Attorney Jonathan Berchem and school superintendent Elizabeth Feser said they could not comment on the case because city officials had not been served the suit as of Tuesday night.
In the meantime, Ikeowula has been getting tutored by a school instructor for 90 minutes every school day. The school would not send a tutor over if officials believed the girl had Ebola, Opayemi said. Ikeowula Opayemi's mother, Ikeolapo Opayemi, said the family has lived in Milford for six years.

CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER??? “Prophet” T. B Joshua Didn’t Have Government Approval For Collapsed Building, Says Lagos Commissioner

September 2014: President Jonathan paid a condolence
 visit to Prophet 
T. B Joshua
Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Oluwatoyin Ayinde, has said that the collapsed six-storey building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations has no government approval. Ayinde stated this on Thursday [Oct. 30] while giving testimony before the coroner probing the cause of the building collapse.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

London Court Ordered Nigerian Woman Who Married A Billionaire Bigamist To Pay HIM £100,000 After Losing Bid For Financial Support

A scorned woman who claims she was 'duped' into marrying a billionaire with a secret wife has been told she must pay the tycoon £100,000 by the divorce courts. Mercy Ogbedo, 45, thought her dreams had come true in 2002 when she went through a picturesque marriage ceremony with Nigerian shipping magnate Moses Taiga.
Scorned: Mercy Ogbedo, 45, outside London's High Court, who has been told to pay her billionaire ex-husband's £100,000 legal costs even though he was already married when they wed
Scorned: Mercy Ogbedo, 45, outside London's High Court, who has been told to pay her billionaire ex-husband's £100,000 legal costs even though he was already married when they wed

Her feet were washed by village elders and a 'bride price' was paid for her, before the couple drank from the same cup, danced and cut an exotic wedding cake. But Mrs Ogbedo, from Finchley, north London, who has two children by Mr Taiga, a billionaire who owns a string of London properties, says she discovered later that her husband already had a wife from 1974. For more than a decade she has been petitioning the British divorce courts for financial support from Mr Taiga's nine-figure fortune.

But last year a divorce judge ruled that despite the mother of two being 'of limited means', she could not be awarded a maintenance from Mr Taiga because he had their marriage voided in Nigeria. Instead she was ordered to pay £100,000 towards his legal bills. Challenging that ruling, her barrister, Timothy Scott QC, said the former couple's lavish 2002 ceremony had 'duped' her into thinking she was a lawfully wedded wife.

The barrister told Appeal Court judge Lord Justice McFarlane that soon after her 'wedding' she discovered that 28 years previously Mr Taiga had married another woman in church in Benin.

'In March 2002 Mrs Ogbedo and Mr Taiga entered into a customary marriage in Nigeria, which would have been valid but for the husband's prior marriage. The wife says she was duped,' the QC said. 'She should be permitted to apply for financial relief in England by virtue of that marriage ceremony,' he added.

Mr Taiga's third wife YinkaBillionaire shipping tycoon Moses Taiga
New life: Mr Taiga, left, has now married a third woman, Yinka Taiga, right, with whom he has quadruplets

Mr Taiga, who is also a Grandmaster in the Nigerian arm of the Freemasons, has been pursuing parallel proceedings in the African courts. Last year a Nigerian court found that the 2002 ceremony was not just invalid but a 'non-marriage' and she has no rights over his fortune. 

The Court of Appeal in London has refused to overrule that decision, although Lord Justice McFarlane said he had 'real sympathy' for her predicament and has given her the right to appeal paying his £100,000 legal bill in the latest hearing. 

The full hearing of Mrs Ogbedo's challenge to the costs order will take place at a later date. Since splitting up with Mrs Ogbedo, Mr Taiga has ended his 1974 marriage and married a third woman, Yinka Taiga - with whom he has quadruplets. 

  - Daily Mail

FAB PICS: Rihanna Flashes Cleavage and A Lot Of Leg As She Dazzles On The Amfar Gala Red Carpet

Pop beauty Rihanna pulled out all the style stops at Wednesday [Oct. 29] night's amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. The Bajan-born singer opted for a floaty floor-length white dress, which was adorned with well-placed purple sequins around the cleavage area.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS: President Jonathan Picks 2015 Presidential Form; Says He Would Have Still Picked The Form If He Wasn’t Given An Automatic Ticket"

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday [Oct. 30] picked his presidential nomination form at the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja.

Accepting the Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest, President Jonathan said that he would have still picked the presidential nomination form if he was not given an automatic presidential ticket by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.

INSTA DAILY: What Naija Celebs Are Doing Today (October 30, 2014) On Instagram + ThrowBACK Thursday

What Nigerian Celebs are Doing On Instagram Today – Thursday, October 30, 2014…Checkout their video and image posts. Stay abreast of their daily Instagram activities on this BLOG.

Boko Haram Captures Mubi Town In Adamawa State; Hoists Flags

Mubi, the hometown of Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Alex Badeh, has finally fallen into the hands of the Boko Haram sect. The town, which is the second largest town and one of the commercial hubs of the state, is now under the control of insurgents, according to fleeing residents.

BREAKING NEWS: Security Details Of Aminu Tambuwal Withdrawn By Nigerian Govt - Daily Trust REPORTS

Speaker of the House of Rep Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Reports reaching Daily Trust indicate that all the security details attached to Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal have been withdrawn by the Federal Government.

Tambuwal formally announced his defection from the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) last Tuesday.

PICTURED: Brave Woman Kills Man Who Was ALMOST RAPING Her In Lekki Area Of Lagos State

PICTURED: Unidentified suspected rapist
An unidentified suspected rapist has been killed in the Lekki area of Lagos State while attempting to rape a 22-year-old woman, Ifeoma Okechukwu. PUNCH reports:
The incident happened on Monday, around 12.30pm, in Atlantic View Estate, Alpha Beach Road, Lekki. According to PUNCH, Okechukwu was on her menstrual period and had gone out to buy sanitary pads. The Imo State indigene was said to be on her way back home when she was accosted by the stranger.

SEX SLAVE: Mechanic Remanded In Lokoja For Allegedly Abducting and Raping A 13-Year-Old Girl For Five Days

A Lokoja senior magistrate’s court has remanded a 28-year-old mechanic, Abdulkadir Salihu, in prison custody for allegedly abducting and raping a teenage girl for five days.
Mrs Joyce Abdulmalik of Lokoja Senior Magistrate Court 1 gave the order, yesterday [Oct. 29], in her ruling on arraignment of the accused in Lokoja. The accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of kidnapping and rape, being offences contrary to Sections 273 and 283 of the Penal Code Law.



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