Saturday 15 December 2012

Amazing! Great Idea. Lu Jia Zui circular Pedestrian Bridge, Shanghai, China

Tragedy in Lagos: •Fire wipes out 5 kids of same parents •Victims trapped in room locked by mum

Disaster struck Thursday night as five children of the same parents were roasted by fire at No. 29 Comfort Oboh Street, Kirikiri Town in Lagos. The father of the kids is popularly known as Osuofia. The entire compound, which housed about 36 tenants, was razed to the ground.
People said occupants battled during the incident to save their own from the inferno. At dawn, sympathisers besieged the premises wailing. The ruins were wrenching with charred bodies of the dead at the spot where the fire started. Saturday Sun gathered that the fire started at 11.30 pm in the room where the five children were sleeping and spread to other rooms.
The house was made of wood. People said that parents of the deceased locked the children in the room with a candle light and went back to their shop across the street. However, while the kids were asleep, the candlelight got out of control and started spreading. While the fire raged, the kids were woken by the heat and smoke.

The Bayelsa State Government Nigeria Condole With The Family, People And Government of Kaduna State.

The Bayelsa State Government wishes to condole with the family, people and Government of Kaduna State over the ill fated helicopter crash that claimed the life of His Excellency, Patrick Yokowa, while returning from a funeral ceremony of the father to the Special Adviser to the President on Research and Documentation, Late Pa Douglas at Tombi area of Okoroba Community, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State at about 16:00 hours on the 15th of December, 2012.

Big Brother Star Karen Igho slapped and threatened with a gun at Smirnoff Party (Photo)

 Big Brother Amplified Star Karen Igho was a victim last night as she was slapped by a security guard at the Smirnoff Midnight Circus party last night.

Read her tweets below:
@Karen_Igho: Wow I got slapped at a smirnof party, by a security guard!!! is it because I’m a woman?
@Karen_Igho: He loaded his gun and put it to my face at the car park, Said he will shoot me if I don’t give him money..I said I didn’t have. He slap me!!
@Karen_Igho: Now my face is swollen and I’m in pain!!
@Karen_Igho: All I wanted to do was to go support my friend @DENRELE_EDUN who hosted the event
@Karen_Igho: Wow I got slapped at a smirnof party, by a security He loaded his gun and put it to my face at the car park,he wanted money and I didn’t have any on me then he slapped me.still in shock and pain
@Karen_Igho: I feel abused and hurt
@Karen_Igho: The slap sent me landing on the floor and hitting my head
@Karen_Igho: My team are on this
@Karen_Igho: Called my lawyer
@Karen_Igho: Even my father has never slapped me like this and the loading of the gun to shoot me wow am in shock
@Karen_Igho: I know I have a good heart but I won’t let this go with out fighting for justice cos he might do it to someone else

BREAKING NEWS: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime dies in India.

A heavy cloak of mourning falls on the nation once more today as news of Governor Sullivan Chime’s death filters in.
If the information we are getting at Connect Africa is something to believe, according to a reliable source, he gave up the ghost an hour ago in India. (9pm Nigerian Time)

His Excellency, the late Governor Sullivan Chime had battled an undisclosed illness for months. When citizens began questioning his prolonged absence from Enugu, the official story was that he was on a long vacation accrued over a period of 5 years.

May his soul rest in peace.

Nigerian Artiste Wizkid Talks Fame, EME Family, Women and Davido in Exclusive Interview

Popular singer, Ayo Balogun, aka Wizkid, speaks with ’NONYE BEN-NWANKWO about his career and lifestyle.
About my career
Although I am hardworking, I would not be where I am today if God had not made it possible. It has been hard work all the way. I am just thankful to God. Initially, I prayed to God to bless my work. I have always believed in hard work. If you work hard, you will be rewarded. I just kept working hard and staying on my lane and doing my thing. I wouldn’t say I saw this success coming. But I kept praying to God to make it happen for me and He did. I don’t intend to stop now, just because I have achieved this ‘little’ success. I am just on my first album.  I am not fulfilled yet. I am not even close to getting fulfilled. I have not started anything. I feel that God has a big plan for me. I have to live up to expectation. That is why I am always working. My album is ready. I dropped my album last year. It is going to be another two years before I release another one. The new album reflects a more mature Wizkid at work. I will be involved in a number of collaborations.

See Photos: Nigerian Artiste Iyanya Flavour Video Shoot In Manchester England.

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U.S Secretary Of State Hilary Clinton Faints Due To Dehydration: Recovering From Concussion.

"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines said in a statement.

"She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon," Reines added.

Photos: Lady Gaga's Styles

Governor Yakowa Of Kaduna, Former NSA Azazi Dead In Helicopter Crash

Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State and former National Security Adviser Andrew Owoye Azazi apparently died in a helicopter that crashed today in Bayelsa State, a reliable source has told SaharaReporters.

Governor Yakowa and Mr. Azazi, a retired military general who served as chief security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, were among passengers in the ill-fated helicopter.
Nigeria's National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) had earlier indicated that the agency had activated a search for a crashed helicopter.

Our sources had earlier disclosed that the crashed chopper was carrying “some major political figures.” As at the time of going to press, Saharareporters was unable to confirm the identity of any other passengers in the ill-fated chopper.

Photos: Actress Kerry Washington, 35 Looking So Flawless, Stunning And Youthful..Love the Look.

I love the look Kerry :-)

Californian Woman Arlene Magdanz Inherits $7 Million Dollars In Gold Coins Found In Garage Of Dead Cousin.

Officials in Carson City, Nevada have declared a California woman the rightful owner of $7.4 million in gold coins found in the home of her late cousin.
City Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover said a month's worth of genealogical research determined Arlene Magdanz, a first cousin to the late Walter Samasko Jr., was the only living relative of the man, who died in May.Walter Samasko Jr., who died with only $200 in his checking account, had at least $7million of coins in his Nevada home

They managed to identify Arlene Magdanz, a substitute teacher living in San Rafael, California. Mail Online was unable to reach Magdanz by phone on Friday.
Her attorney said that the first words out of his client's mouth when she learned of the possible inheritance in September were: 'Oh my God, Oh my God.'

Photos: Conneticut School Shooting, Face Of The Killer and First Pictures Of The Murdered Children In The Tragic Incidence.

Killer: Adam Lanza shot dead 26 people, among them 20 children at Connecticut  December 14

Pictured with his father, Jesse Lewis 6 was also killed

Viki Soto 27 threw herself in front of students to save them
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See Photos: Miss Universe 2012, The Catwalk, The Bikini & The Evening Gown.

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See Photos: Miss Guyana Fashion Victim Fell On The Catwalk At Miss Universe 2012 But Still Keeps Her Smile Beaming..

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Watch Video: Human Beings Can Be So Cruel. What A World! Are We Really Humans?

What a world...In the last days the love for others would wax cold. Humans, how long would we continue in cruelty for one another...Bear one another's burden!

Death Penalty Now Approved For Acts Of Terrorism In Nigeria: Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 Ammended Due To Peculiar Circumstances.

The Senate on Friday said it adopted the death penalty as punishment for acts of terrorism due to Nigeria’s peculiar circumstances.
The National Assembly at its sitting on Thursday approved the death penalty for acts of terrorism in Nigeria following the recommendations contained in a conference committee report of both houses.
The report was on a harmonised version of a Bill for an Act to amend the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 and for Other Related Matters.
The spokesman of the Senate, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, told the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone chat, that the choice of the death penalty was informed by the existing situation in the country.

Plague Ship: 750,000 People Could Be Affected By An Outbreak Of Norovirus In The United Kingdom - The Health Protection Agency (HPA)

The Oriana cruise ship, some of whose passengers are suffering from norovirus. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA
More than 750,000 people could be affected by an outbreak of norovirus in the UK, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said. There have been 2,630 confirmed reports of norovirus so far this season, but for every reported case there were likely to be a further 288 unreported sufferers, the HPA said.

It means 757,440 people could be affected by the stomach bug – a 72% increase so far this season. The HPA said: "Laboratory-confirmed reports represent only a small proportion of the actual amount of norovirus activity in the community, because the vast majority of affected people do not access healthcare services as a result of their illness."

Nelson Mandela Undergoes Successful Procedure : Gallstones Removed.

Nelson Mandela is recovering from a successful operation to have gallstones removed, the South African government has confirmed.
"The former president underwent a procedure via endoscopy to have the gallstones removed ... The procedure was successful and Madiba is recovering," the government statement said, referring to Mr Mandela by his clan name.

How Okonjo-Iweala's Mum Was Rescued, By Police

The Delta State Police Command Friday gave graphic details of how Professor Kamene Okonjo, the octogenarian mother of the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Professor Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, who was kidnapped five days ago, was rescued from her captors.

The State Commissioner of Police , Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, who gave the account of the rescue efforts at a media briefing, said Professor Kamene  Okonjo, who is also the Queen Mother of  Ogwashi Ukwu Kingdom in Delta State, was rescued  through the combined efforts of the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force and other security agencies in the state.

You Are Losing Base And There Is No Need Whatsoever To Disagree With Obasanjo- Dokubo Warns Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was on Friday given a tongue lashing by Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) who said the president has alienated his support base in the South-South and South-East political zones forgetting that it was the people from those zones who massively voted for him to win the last general election.

The former chieftain of one of the most feared Niger Delta militant groups, the NDPVF, who was addressing journalists in his house in Abuja, said even though he has benefited from the Jonathan presidency, he could not continue to keep quiet over the government’s failure to deliver, warning that it would be difficult for the president to secure the people’s mandate in 2015 if he chooses to contest in that election.

Friday 14 December 2012

River State Government Acquires Two Sophisticated Helicopters At Cost Of $30 Million

Security: Rivers Government Acquires $30million Helicopter
Rivers state Government Nigeria has acquired two sophisticated helicopters to combat crime in the state. The state Governor,Chibuike Amaechi made this known while declaring open the Rivers state security and Technology Innovation Forum in Port Harcourt.
The helicopters were acquired at the cost of $30million. Amaechi said the helicopter would fight through aerial surveillance and instant relaying of information to a central command.
He added that with the development, there will be no hiding place for criminals, assuring that investors would have enabling environment to create jobs.

Pep Guardiola May Replace Wenger At Arsenal

It is the news every Arsenal fan has been praying for. No, Gervinho hasn’t joined Spurs, and nor has Andre Santos been offloaded to Chelsea. It’s better than that: Pep Guardiola has disclosed he’s up for the challenge of restoring the good name of the Gunners.
“Guardiola’s preference in England is Arsenal,” a source close to the Spaniard whispered to the respected football website “The club are aware he would be interested in the job in 2013.”
The former Barcelona coach has been targeted by a host of top clubs across Europe ever since he stepped down from the Camp Nou last summer. Most recently Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was allegedly on bended knee, pleading with Guardiola to take charge of the Blues after the dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo.

Royal Kate Prank Call: Dead Nurse Jacintha Criticises Senior Colleagues At King Edward VII Hospital In Suicide Note.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha wrote three emotional notes revealing the anguish that led to her suicide after she was duped by two Aussie DJs into believing they were royalty.

In one, the distraught mum-of-two outlines how she struggled to come to terms with the prank call by Mel Greig and Michael Christian to the hospital where pregnant Duchess Kate was being treated for severe morning sickness.

But in another she ­criticises senior colleagues at the King Edward VII hospital over her ­treatment after the pair had pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles asking about the ­duchess’s condition. That note is said to have left her family furious.

Mike Tyson Denies Sex Change - ''I Have No Intention Of Becoming A Woman''

Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world "Iron" Mike Tyson has issued a statement via an African website denying stories claiming he has had a sex change.

The bizarre story stems from a spoof news item from a British satirical website, which hoodwinked a number of online publications in Africa.

The NewsBiscuit story, titled "Mike Tyson sex change operation a 'complete success', say surgeons" , was inundated with hits after The Standard in Zimbabwe and SpyGhana both reported the news as fact. 

Zambian website Zambia Watchdog is also thought to have published the story, but it has subsequently been removed.

Nigerian Multi Award-Winning Record Producer DON JAZzY Opens Nightclub 21st December.

Record Producer Micheal Collins Ajereh known as Don Jazzy  opens nightclub named POP ON December 21. He made the announcement on twitter this morning.

Firstlady of Taraba State Nigeria Delivers Twin Babies In Germany

The Governor of Taraba state Danbaba Sutai's wife has delivered a set of twins according to a German Hospital Spokesperson. The mother and babies are in good condition.
The Governor was involved in a plane crash sometimes last month. His Private Jet crashed in Yola state leaving him with serious head injuries leaving him brain-damaged.

“Humans” Who we are? What is our story? An Inspiring Piece!

First we want to define ourselves “Humans” Who we are? What is our story?
The closest living relatives of humans are gorillas and chimpanzees. With the sequencing of both the Human and Chimpanzee genome, current estimates of similarity between human and chimpanzee DNA sequences range between 95% and 99%. Basically we all Animal.
Series of Animals pass mirror test

just as Humans. The only difference was time factors, It took longer for animals to recognized their own image while took less time for human kids to know what is going on in the mirror.
The most Unique things about Humans are.
Humans can create Caricature

40 Obas, Other Senior Citizens Honour Ooni At Book Launch. S/West Governors Pledge To Promote Yoruba Culture/ Tradition

NO fewer than 40 traditional rulers, two governors, prominent Yoruba leaders, captains of industry and professionals, among others, converged on Lagos, on Thursday, to honour the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, at a book launch done in his honour.
The books, entitled: “The City of 201 gods: Ile-Ife In Time, Space and the Imagination” and “In My Father’s Personage: The Story of an Anglican Family in Yoruba Speaking Nigeria,” were written by a Harvard University lecturer, Professor Jacob Kehinde Olupona and launched at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).

ACF, Yoruba leaders meet in ikenne •Decry insecurity, corruption, bad leadership, advocate national dialogue

LEADERS from Yorubaland and the North, on Thursday, rose from a crucial meeting in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State pushing for the convening of an urgent national dialogue to tackle the current frightening challenges facing the nation.
In a six-point communiqué, the leaders, who met for about four hours at the residence of the Awolowos, noted that such dialogue was a matter of utmost priority in order to address some fundamental issues that were impeding national unity and progress.

Rita Dominic, Monalisa Chinda, Nse Ikpe-Etim & Linda Ejiofor celebrate with the Sogunros at 10 in Lagos

We found this uber-cute story and just decided to share. 10 years ago, Vickky Sogunro went into labour on she and her husband Chris’ wedding day and gave birth to their beautiful daughter Ayomide. The couple recently held a party in honour of the double celebration on Saturday 24th November 2012.
Nollywood stars including Rita Dominic, Monalisa Chinda, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Linda Ejiofor were all present at “Pop Idol” themed event in Lagos to celebrate the family. Check out photos from the event.


Twenty years after boy, 12, divorced his parents he reveals his battle with drugs and depression - and regrets over how he never reconciled with his mother before she died

It was an unprecedented court battle that saw 12-year-old Gregory Kingsley successfully divorce his parents and start a new life with a large, loving family under the name Shawn Russ.

But 20 years after the case ended years of neglect at the hands of his biological parents, Russ has revealed that his struggles were far from over.

In his first interview in more than 17 years, he has described how he slipped into an adolescence of drug abuse, arrests and depression as he attempted to come to terms with his fame and settle into normal family life.

See Photos: P- Square Fly On A Private Jet To Rwanda Via Kigali (See Tweet)

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16 Yr-Old Cable Vandal Survives Electrocution

A 16-year-old boy, Terseer Iorparegh, was yesterday caught stuck in a high tension cable while attempting to vandalize the PHCN cable along Naka road in Makurdi.

Residents of the area were woken up by shout of help from the young man around on last Night only to behold the teenager hanging between the high tension cable after he had suffered shock and first degree burns

Asemanya said the teenager who had removed the lower cable climbed the PHCN pole to vandalize the upper cable when his leg touched a line which caused a spark and fire which spread over his body while he persistently shouted for help.

Residents had wanted to lynch the vandal but for his quick intervention and assistance by men of the fire service, the police and officers and men of the civil defence corps who were on hand to assist recover the vandal.

The suspect is receiving medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi where he lied critically ill with no one coming to identify him. - Vanguard.

Source: Vanguard

Kidnapped Mother Of Nigeria's Finance Minister Is Freed

A security source has just confirmed to Saharareporters that the kidnapped mother of Nigeria's finance minister, Professor Kamene Okonjo has been freed by security forces in Delta state.
Professor Okonjo was kidnapped by dare-devil kidnappers from her home  on December 9 2012 while attending to workers fixing her palace gate.

7 Reasons Why Arsenal No Longer Need Arsene Wenger.

ARSENAL’S humiliation at the hands of Bradford in the League Cup marks a low point in the reign of Arsene Wenger and could signal the beginning of the end for the French manager, who has been in charge for 16 years. The Gunners fielded a close to full-strength team against the Bantams but only narrowly avoided losing in 90 minutes and were eventually knocked out in a penalty shoot-out. The pressure on Wenger is growing and it now looks as though the unthinkable could be about to happen – a full-scale revolt among the fans with Arsenal supporters calling for the manager’s head.
There was insubordination in the stands during the match against Manchester United at Old Trafford and unbridled anger rained down on Wenger and his team after defeat by Swansea at the Emirates earlier this month. A poll in The Sun this morning found more than 60 per cent of voters wanted Wenger out. After seven years without a trophy and another fruitless season in prospect, fans can be forgiven for asking exactly what Wenger’s leadership does for Arsenal. The seven pillars on which the Frenchman’s success was built are now crumbling:

Update: My Son Is Not Into Money Laundering Says Governor Sule Lamido Of Jigawa State.

Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on the 13th December, 2012 said his son is not involved in money laundering. The arrest of his eldest son, Aminu Lamido, 34, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as described by him over alleged money laundering is “false and mischievous”.
Aminu Lamido’s son was arrested on Tuesday by  EFCC at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport with $50,000.

I’m Not Dating Anyone – Iyanya (Video)

Iyanya has refused to confirm whether he’s currently dating Tonto Dikeh, and if he ever dated Yvonne Nelson.
The entertainer prefers to keep his fans guessing and the tongues of his fans and the media wagging.
In the interview below, he explains