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Friday, August 31, 2012

29 Die, 16 Injured As Two Speeding Buses Collide In Yobe State

Two speeding buses on Friday [Aug 31] collided head-on and burst into flames killing at least 29 people and injuring 16 others in northern Nigeria’s Yobe state, police and an official said.

The crash was the latest tragedy to befall travellers on Nigeria’s perilous roads, plagued with accidents due to a combination of reckless driving, overloading and poor maintenance.

292 Test Positive To HIV Virus In Ekiti State Council

No fewer than 292 persons have so far tested positive to the HIV virus  in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of  Ekiti State. The Head of   Ido-Osi Local Government Action Committee on AIDS, Mrs Modupe Ajayi, made this public in Ido-Ekiti on Friday [Aug 31].

Over 900 Train Passengers Escape Death In Lagos

Over nine hundred passengers aboard a 10-coach Iddo bound train escaped death on Friday [Aug 31] morning when the train rammed into a trailer truck at Ilupeju Railway Crossing near Oshodi, Lagos.

Nwokorie Wins Nigeria’s Second Gold Medal In Powerlifting At London 2012 Paralympics Games

Gold medallist Ivory Nwokorie of Nigeria is flanked by silver medallist Cigdem Dede of Turkey and bronze medallist Lidiia Soloviova of Ukraine at the medal ceremony for the women's -44kg powerlifting competition on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel. 

LONDON 2012 PARALYMPIC…The women’s 44kg Powerlifting gold medal was won by Nigeria’s Ivory Nwokorie who lifted an incredible 109kg at the South Arena 3 at ExCel today [Aug 31]. She was delighted with her win: 'I'm very, very happy. I have made my country proud’.

PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan Embodies Elizabeth Taylor In Lifetime Biopic - “Liz & Dick”

Lindsay Lohan stars as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's 'Liz & Dick.'
When she’s not mired in legal trouble or stocking fodder for the gossip mags, Lindsay Lohan can still apparently embody old-style Hollywood glamour. Or, at least fake it on the set of a movie.

Squatting Becomes A Criminal Offence In England And Wales

From 1 September it will be a criminal matter, and a homeowner can simply complain to the police who, if satisfied that the claim is genuine, can take action and arrest the squatters.

Sage Stallone's Cause Of Death: HEART ATTACK

Sylvester Stallone's son, Sage Stallone, died from a heart attack ... and no drugs were found in his system ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. County Coroner has determined Sage died from natural causes.  As for why he had a heart attack, TMZ was told there was evidence of heart disease. 

Adele: Simmer Down, I’m NOT Married!

Adele is NOT married!...The British singer took to Twitter Thursday to slam reports claiming she and boyfriend Simon Konecki were married in a secret ceremony.

PHOTOS: Rihanna Steps Out In London In Racy Thigh-High Boots

Rihanna put her toned legs on display again as she headed out from her London hotel to dine and party.

The Bajan songstress emerged from her hotel suite with a group of friends to enjoy a late night dinner at celeb eatery Nozomi before moving onto the Rose Club.

SUPERHUMAN...Five Paralympic Athletes Who Symbolise The Triumph Of Will Over Adversity

They are the images which sum up the spirit of the athletes who have been dubbed The Superhumans. Each has found their own remarkable way to overcome their disability and perform to the highest level in their chosen sporting discipline.

While one double amputee launches herself into a swimming race by clenching a towel tightly in her teeth, an archer uses his feet to position his bow.

Arsenal Launch Audacious Bid To Sign Michael Essien From Chelsea

English side Arsenal have slapped in an audacious offer to sign Michael Essien on loan from arch rivals Chelsea on Friday [Aug 31]. Arsenal are seeking to boost their defensive midfield ranks following the departure of Alex Song to Barcelona few days ago.

RAPE OF MINOR | THIS 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS RAPED | AT ADENIJI ADELE, LAGOS | YESTERDAY [AUG 30]…IMAGES

The Victim

This incident happened yesterday [Aug 30] afternoon at Adeniji Adele, Dolphin Estate, Phase 2. A little girl ran into a woman's shop crying. The woman asked her why she was crying, but the little girl couldn't really express herself. She just kept pointing at a particular direction, and crying. Then a few minutes later, the shop owner saw a man approaching her shop and calling on the girl to follow him. The woman asked the man who he was and why he was after the girl. The man probably realized the woman wasn't going to release the girl to him, so he tried to run. The woman raised an alarm immediately shouting ole ole, thinking he was a kidnapper, not knowing he had done something much worse.

TENNIS: Andy Roddick Calls It Quits After US OPEN

Despite battling numerous injuries over the last few years, it came as a bit of a surprise when Andy Roddick, who turned 30 yesterday [Aug 30], announced this would be his last US Open.

It has seemed to be one injury after another for Roddick the past few seasons, battling knee and ankle injuries along with a troublesome back and sore shoulder.

GANG RAPE | POLICE ARRAIGN THREE | FOR RAPING A LADY | WHILE SHE WAS RETURNING FROM WORK AT NIGHT | AT KETU, LAGOS

The police on Wednesday [Aug 29] arraigned three persons: Andrew Adeyan, 20,  Tosin Samuel, 22 and Ibrahim Azeez, 23 before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly gang-raping a 21-year-old lady.

It was alleged that the three accused persons raped the victim, Moyidyat Kamorudeen, while she was returning from work at night. The police said the incident happened at about 8:45pm on August 21 at the Ketu area of the metropolis.

CYNTHIA'S MURDER | PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA | INTERVENES ON BEHALF OF TWO PHARMACISTS | ARRAIGNED FOR CYNTHIA'S DEATH

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), on Thursday [Aug 30] called on Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Lagos, to ensure that its members, who are in police custody in connection with Cynthia Osokogu’s death, are not unjustly punished.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

ONE IN FOUR BABIES DELIVERED | IN ENGLAND & WALES HOSPITALS | ARE TO FOREIGN-BORN MOTHERS | NIGERIA AMONG TOP-TEN | MOST COMMON NATIONALITIES

British Government today [Aug 30] revealed the top-ten most common nationalities of foreign-born women who gave birth in NHS hospitals in the last year (2011).

A record one in four of all babies born in England and Wales in 2011 had a foreign-born mother, with women originally from Poland topping the list, according to the Office for National Statistics.

PHOTOS: Jay-Z & Blue Ivy Bond Over A Helicopter Ride…

Unlike Beyoncé, Jay-Z is not about that blanket life when he is out and about with his little bundle of joy, Blue Ivy Carter.

Jay was seen spending some quality time with his little girl while exiting a helicopter in NYC earlier today [Aug 30].

PHOTOS: Fire Razes LUTH’s Tuberclosis Centre


There was a fire outbreak at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) this evening [Aug 30]. The fire razed the Direct Observation Therapy Centre for Tuberculosis of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Idi Araba, Lagos.

FOR ROAMING AIMLESSLY | IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT | THREE LADIES DOCKED | FOR BELONGING TO | A GANG OF THIEVES IN JOS

Three girls, Joy Ferbian, 20, Rebecca Stephen, 23 and  Rebecca Stephen, 20 on Thursday [Aug 30] appeared before a Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court charged with belonging to a gang of thieves.

The accused persons, who reside at Rukuba Road area of Jos, appeared before Chief Magistrate Talatu Gada, on a one-count charge of belonging to a gang of thieves.

According to police prosecutor, Ado Ali, the trio are being tried for roaming about aimlessly in the middle of the night.

Ali told the court that the accused were arrested by a police patrol team, led by ASP Christopher Okeke on Aug. 24, at about 2.00 a.m. around West of Mines an area notorious for thefts and all manners of crimes in Jos.

“In that particular area in Jos, criminals snatch peoples’ property at odd hours”, he said. Ali alleged that during police investigation, the suspects could not give satisfactory explanation about what they were doing at that time in that place.

“My Lord the accused failed to give concrete explanation, as to why they were still outside at that odd hour”, he told the court.

The prosecutor alleged that the accused had committed an offence contrary to section 305 of the Penal Code. The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge and applied to the court for bail.

The Judge granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

OPINION: …funny. For roaming about aimlessly in the middle of the night + Failure to give concrete explanation = one-count charge of belonging to a gang of thieves. Does this jive at all?…


LONDON 2012 PARALYMPIC | NIGERIA’S YAKUBU ADESOKAN | WON GOLD IN POWER LIFTING | SETTING A NEW WORLD RECORD...IMAGES

Yakubu Adesokan poses with his gold medal

Nigeria's Yakubu Adesokan today [Aug 30] won gold in power lifting in the ongoing London 2012 Paralympics setting a new world record during the Men's 48kg Powerlifting on Day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel…lifting 178kg, which is over three times his body weight!

PHOTO: World's Shortest Man & Woman Meet For The First Time In History To Launch Guinness World Records Book

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, from Nepal and Jyoti Amge, 18, from India met to celebrate the book which carries their names, the 57th edition of Guinness World Records. The photoshoot for the release of the book gave them another record to add to their list – it is the first time the world’s smallest man and woman have met in recorded history.

Read More HERE

Giuliana & Bill Rancic Welcome Their First Child Into The World...

Giuliana and Bill Rancic welcomed their first child into the world. Baby Edward Duke was born via a surrogate last night [Aug 29] at 10: 12pm in Colorado and weighed in at 7 pounds and 4 ounces.

FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP | NIGERIA EDGE INTO SEMI-FINAL | PAST BRAVE MEXICO

Nigeria have won their way into a second successive FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup semi-final with a hard-fought 1-0 extra-time victory over a resilient Mexico in Tokyo.

Nigeria, beaten finalists in Germany two years ago, were dominant throughout the first hour, but were unable to make the breakthrough on the scoreboard until Desire Oparanozie’s decisive goal on 109 minutes.

LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY'S RIGHT | TO ADMIT FOREIGNERS REVOKED | MORE THAN 2,000 STUDENTS FACE DEPORTATION

London Metropolitan University has been banned from teaching overseas students, leaving more than 2,000 undergraduates potentially facing deportation.

The London University has had its right to sponsor students from outside the EU revoked, and will no longer be allowed to authorise visas.

SUSPECTED RITUALISTS BEHEAD 16-YR-OLD GIRL IN ANAMBRA

A 16-year-old Miss Nwanneka Odah was yesterday [Aug 29] beheaded by a three-man gang suspected to be ritual killers at Nawfia in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.

This came as the Awka branch manager of a new generation bank, (name withheld), Mr. Tochukwu Nnadi, was kidnapped yesterday at about 7.30am on his way to the office.

President Goodluck Jonathan Not Power Minister

Reuben Abati
The Presidency denied yesterday [Aug 29] that President Goodluck Jonathan has taken charge of the Ministry of Power following Tuesday’s resignation of Prof. Barth Nnaji.

NUPENG TO PDP | YOU’RE NIGERIA’S GREATEST PROBLEM

NIGERIA Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) yesterday, said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacked the moral fibre to question it over its decision to embark on strike over the non-payment of subsidy and other issues, noting the party was Nigeria’s biggest problem.

LAGOS STATE NEW TRAFFIC LAW | CLAIMED ITS FIRST CASUALTY | “ONE-WAY DRIVING" BULLION VAN DRIVER ARRESTED | FACES ONE-YEAR JAIL TERM

A Bullion Van...
LAGOS State Government new traffic law has claimed its first casualty…

PUNCH Reports:

LAGOS State Government has impounded a bullion van and arrested its driver for driving against traffic. Policemen attached to the state Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit made the arrest in Apapa on Tuesday [Aug 28].

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

PHOTO: Kim Kardashian Picking Out The Perfect WEDDING GOWN For Her & Kanye West's Wedding?

Kim Kardashian is not yet officially divorced from ex-hubby Kris Humphries, but she's wasting no time picking out the perfect gown for her and Kanye West's wedding!

PARALYMPICS 2012 | MALAWI WITHDRAW | DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING

Malawi have withdrawn from the 2012 Paralympics due to lack of funding. Visually impaired sprinters Chisomo Jeremani and Janet Shedani along with two guides and four officials were set to travel to London.

NEW "IN TOUCH" COVER | KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN ‘HATES’ & ‘CAN’T STAND’ SCOTT DISICK | KICKS SCOTT DISICK OUT

Kourtney Kardashian has reached her limit with her boyfriend and the father of her children, Scott Disick! In Touch — can reveal that the couple will be living in different apartments while shooting the upcoming season of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami this fall.

18-YEAR-OLD MARRIAGE | DISSOLVED IN LAGOS | OVER WIFE’S RESISTANCE | TO HUSBAND’S SEXUAL ADVANCES

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday [Aug 29] dissolved an 18-year-old marriage between a Muslim cleric and his wife over irreconcilable differences. The estranged husband, Lawal Temidire, 67, had on July 24 approached the court seeking the dissolution of the union over Risikat’s rejection of his sexual advances.

ANAL SEX | POLICEMAN ARRESTED | FOR ALLEGEDLY HAVING SEX WITH CHILDREN | IN BAUCHI STATE

A policeman serving with the Bauchi State Police Command has been arrested for allegedly having anal sex with children between the ages of nine and twelve. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, confirmed the incident while speaking with Daily Trust.

Police In Ogun State Parade Pastor Over HUMAN SKULL

The police in Ogun on Tuesday [Aug 28] paraded Pastor Michael Oyewole, 29, and Mathew Akiode, 30, at the command’s headquarters Eleweran, for allegedly exhuming human skull in Sabo, Abeokuta.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bola Ahmed Tinubu Named LAUTECH Chancellor

The governments of Oyo and Osun States have appointed former Lagos State governor and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.

ABOMINATION | 54-YEAR-OLD FATHER JAILED | FOR IMPREGNATING 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER | IN LAGOS

A 54-year-old generator repairer has been sent to jail for allegedly sleeping with his 16-year old daughter and impregnating her in Lagos.

The man, Mr. Tajudeen Sanni, who hails from Oyo State, was charged to the Family Court, Kakawa, Lagos, for impregnating his daughter and subsequently sent to Ikoyi Prison as he could not perfect his bail condition on time.

PHOTO: LASTMA Officer Caught STRANGLING Commercial Bus Driver…

This Happened somewhere in Oshodi recently...
These Lagos State Traffic Management Agency’s officials need proper re-orientation especially in dealing with traffic offenders…

Imagine LASTMA officials standing in front of moving vehicles trying to arrest it for committing whatever traffic offence…and then the panic driver run him over while trying to escape? They keep doing this (standing in front of moving vehicles) from time to time…sadly, we keep losing them.

MAGAZINE'S SHOCKING COVER | SPANISH MAGAZINE PUTS | MICHELLE OBAMA'S FACE | ON TOPLESS FORMER SLAVE

A Spanish magazine has found themselves at the centre of racial storm after they featured a picture of a naked Michelle Obama on their frontcover.

The publication, titled Magazine de Fuera de Serie, features an image of the Michelle's head superimposed onto the body of an 1800 portrait of a black slave baring her breast.

THREE NIGERIAN WOMEN ARRAIGNED | FOR PULLING MAN'S PENIS | TILL HE PASSED OUT

Hannatu Ibrahim, Rukayya Hassan and Wasila Hassan accused of grabbing Abdurrahman Suleiman's manhood until he slumped, were on Monday [Aug 27] released on bail by an Upper Sharia Court in Gusau.

The accused persons were first arraigned on August 13 but the case was adjourned by judge, Malam Sani Magami to allow the prosecution to present its witnesses.

MY WIFE ABANDONED ME | AFTER I TRAINED HER IN SCHOOL | NIGERIAN MAN TELLS COURT

A 52-year- old trader, Mr Lawal Ayodele, on Tuesday [Aug 28] dragged his wife, Olutosin, 32, before an Ikorodu Customary Court, Lagos for the dissolution of their 12-year-old marriage.

Ayodele had earlier told the court that his wife had deserted their home for the past four years. “I sponsored her to the College of Education, having graduated from the school; she started behaving differently in the house”.

SODOMY | NIGERIAN MAN CLAIMS TO HAVE HAD SEX WITH FELLOW MAN | BY MISTAKE

Bestwood Chukwuemeka, 28, was arraigned on Monday [Aug 28] at a Karu Magistrates’ Court for sodomy.

The police prosecutor, Umar Mohammed, told the court that on August 8, a man from Gidan Mangoro, Abuja, reported the action of the accused person to the divisional headquarters.

STOP THIS NUDITY IN YOUR VIDEOS | BEFORE GOD STOPS YOU | KENNY ST BEST | ADVISED DON JAZZY & WANDE COAL

Kenny St Best aka KSB
Kenny St Best aka KSB is a one of Nigeria’s contemporary gospel artistes. Recently, she took to twitter to express her reservations towards Don Jazzy and one of his artistes, Wande Coal over Wande Coal’s new music video - 'Go Low'KSB alleged the new music video contains scenes of NUDITY

FIVE DIE AFTER EATING AMALA (YAM FLOUR) – IN ONDO STATE?

Bodies of Two of the Victims
Bolorunduro village in Ondo State was thrown into mourning last Wednesday when a family of five died after eating amala (yam flour). The names of the deceased were given as Michael Onoja,56; his wife, Comfort 42, Monday, 24; Patience, 21; and the eight-year-old grandchild, Joy Odoh.

Monday, August 27, 2012

NEW N5,000 NOTE | NIGERIAN SENATE ORDERS CBN | TO HALT ALL FURTHER ACTIONS | ON THE INTRODUCTION OF N5,000 NOTE

The Senate on Monday [Aug 27] mandated the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to halt forthwith its plan to restructure and introduce N5,000 note as the highest currency denomination in the country.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Currency and other Financial Institutions, Senator Bassey Otu, handed down the order at a press conference in Abuja.

VIDEO: Shameful Russian Car Passenger Filmed Dancing And Posing Next To Dead Bodies After Surviving High Speed Crash

Deeply shocking footage of a woman smiling and dancing close to dead bodies at the scene of a fatal car crash has appeared on Russian television. The young woman was a passenger in a Subaru vehicle that apparently caused the crash after speeding on a highway in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

OHIO NURSE | “ACCIDENTALLY” THROWS KIDNEY | THAT WAS TO BE USED FOR A TRANSPLANT | IN THE TRASH

An Ohio nurse accidentally put a kidney in the trash, prompting the University of Toledo Medical Center to suspend its live donor program as it investigates the incident. Doctors tried to resuscitate the kidney, which came from a live donor, but it was rendered unusable.

FOUR SUSPECTS ARRAIGNED FOR CYNTHIA'S DEATH

Four suspects were arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate Court on Monday [Aug 27] for killing a former army general's daughter, Cynthia Osokogu.

The suspects, Okwumo Nwabufo, 33; Ezike Olisaeloka, 23; Orji Osita, 32; and Maduakor Chukwunonso, 25, are facing trial on an eight-count charge of felony, conspiracy, robbery and murder.

PREMIER LEAGUE STAR | DARREN BENT'S POLICE OFFICER COUSIN | ARRESTED 'FOR STEALING CASH & VALUABLES | FROM DEAD

A Metropolitan Police officer who is the cousin of footballer Darren Bent has been arrested on suspicion of stealing from dead victims of crime. PC Richard Bent, 28, was held as detectives investigated a series of high value thefts, including money and jewellery worth thousands of pounds.
Inquiry ... Darren and cousin Richard
Police are also said to be investigating the theft of goods from the officer's central London police station in Westminster. 

MEDICAL CONDITION | NURSE HAS 100 ORGASMS A DAY | SAYS SEX 'JOY' IS JUST PAINFUL

Kim Ramsey
A NURSE is plagued by a medical condition that gives her up to 100 orgasms A DAY. Kim Ramsey, 44, feels constantly aroused and the slightest movement can trigger a climax.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

PHOTOS: SPEED DATERS | RIHANNA & ROB KARDASHIAN | ENJOY GO-KARTING DATE | BEFORE HEADING TO A NIGHTCLUB

Rather than catch-up over dinner or drinks, good friends Rihanna and Rob Kardashian decided to do switch things up last night, taking a group of friends for a fun night of go-karting.

The Bajan songstress and Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality star headed to Racer's Edge Indoor Karting in Burbank, California, on Saturday [Aug 25] night, where they unleashed their competitive streak on the track.

DEATH VERDICT | 50-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN | SENTENCED TO DEATH | FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IN MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – A Malaysian court on Sunday [Aug 26] sentenced a Nigerian man to death after convicting him of trafficking more than 14 kilos (31 pounds) of marijuana over the land border with Thailand, a report said.

The court said there was little doubt Moses Chinedu Nwosu, 50, was guilty of the crime — punishable with death by hanging — after the drugs were seized from him on the night of March 25 last year, Bernama news agency said.

SEX STRIKE | TOGOLESE WOMEN VOW SEX STRIKE | TO PRESS FOR RESIGNATION OF | PRESIDENT FAURE GNASSINGBE

LOME, Togo — Women in the civil rights group “Let’s Save Togo” said they will have a weeklong sex strike to demand the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé.

The plan to withhold sex from their husbands for a week will start Monday [Aug 27], said Isabelle Ameganvi, leader of the group’s women’s wing.

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