Saturday 5 July 2014

Nigerian Conman Called 'Fizzy' Jailed 8 Years For Defrauding Vulnerable Pensioners

Undated handout photo issued by National Crime Agency of a property in  Nigeria belonging to fraudster Frank Onyeachonam who has been jailed for eight years at the Old Bailey, London after he conned vulnerable pensioners out of their life savings with a bogus lottery scam to fund his millionaire's lifestyle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday July 3, 2014. For seven years, Onyeachonam, nicknamed "Fizzy" because of his love of champagne ran the UK operation of a global scam which was orchestrated from his native Nigeria and involved hundreds of perpetrators in several countries, detectives suspect. See PA story COURTS Lottery. Photo credit should read: National Crime Agency /PA Wire
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Fraudster Frank Onyeachonam who has been jailed for eight years after he conned vulnerable pensioners out of their life savings with a bogus lottery scam to fund his millionaire's lifestyle

Frank Onyeachonam ran the UK end of global lottery scam that was orchestrated from his native Nigeria for seven years to fund his lavish millionaire’s lifestyle. 
It involved hundreds of perpetrators in several countries, detectives say.

In the UK, 38-year-old Onyeachonam conned pensioners out of sums from £2,000 to £600,000, deliberately targeting his victims because they were potentially vulnerable to his tactics.Frank Onyeachonam ran the UK end of global lottery scam that was orchestrated from his native Nigeria for seven years to fund his lavish millionaire’s lifestyle. 

Pastor Offered Me N2.5m For Boy - Made Love To Me In Dream – ‘Prayer warrior’ accused of kidnapping co-tenant’s child

Chukwu with the kidnapped boy, Chukwu with the luggage in which she stuffed the boyNew information has come to light on the controversial kidnapping of a seven-year-old boy by his parents’ neighbour and mother of four, Mrs. Rosemary Chukwu, in Majidun area of Ikorodu, Lagos.
The suspect claimed in her statement given to the police after her arrest, that Pastor Ernest Nwankwo of the Holy Family Happy Family Ministry (aka House of Mercy) offered to pay her N2.5m if he could deliver the child, our correspondent learnt from a police source.
According to Chukwu’s statement, the pastor had appeared to her many times in her dream and had even made love to her in dreams before she decided to do his bidding.

I Was Jailed For The Death Of My Only Daughter –Pamela Mojekwu, Former Celebrity Fitness Expert

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These days in her Chicago apartment that she shares with her young son, Emeka, Pamela Mojekwu stares through the windows, watching the early morning sunrise streak into her living room, reminding her of another gracious day to be thankful and hopeful. Her heart has deep scars of tragedies, her face lights up from the beams of the sunrise, with a promise of better days ahead. In her 59th year, she’s still running against the winds of life, living, but in control of her speed in this race.

“ I have learnt to get to my treasured destiny at my own time. You can’t hurry sunrise anymore: not with what life privileged me these years.”

Man Cuts Off The Penis Of A 12-Year-old Boy And Runs Away With It

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A man identified as Tukur Illiyasu, 25, has been accused of slicing off the penis of a 12-year-old boy named Ayuba Halilu which he then ran away with. The incident happened in the small village of Mararaba Liman Katagum in Bauchi Local Government area of Bauchi State.
The suspect allegedly asked little Ayuba to accompany him to the bush in the village to fetch firewood from where he cut off the boy’s penis and made away with it.

2 Dads Meeting Their Newborn for the First Time

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Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook Likes and shares.
In the photos, Toronto couple Frankie Nelson and BJ Barone are embracing their new baby, Milo, who was born on at 4:15 p.m. ET on June 27 — right in the middle of Toronto's WorldPrideweek, which took place from June 20 to 29. Milo, weighing in at 9 pounds and 7 ounces, was born from an unrelated surrogate.

90-minute airport queues in hunt for the invisible bomb maker - Terror alert creates travel chaos as passengers face security crackdown

Queues stretched outside the terminal doors amid fears Al Qaeda has developed a 'stealth bomb' undetectable to scanners. Air passengers around the country were subjected to 'vigorous' body searches, with their shoes removed and swabbed for traces of explosives. They were also told to switch on their tablets, smartphones and laptops to prove they are not hiding something more sinister.

Frustrated holidaymakers faced long delays at airports yesterday on the first full day of increased security checks.

Policeman Attached To Wema Bank Shot Conductor & Caused Disorder On Oba Akran Yesterday

Just as we were yet to recover from the misconducts of some military men who caused commotion at Palmgroove yesterday, few hours later, same yesterday, Friday, 4th of July at around 2pm on Oba Akran road, a police officer attached to Wema Bank, Oba Akran branch shot an ‘innocent’ conductor and another chaos ensued. 

ISIS Crucifies Eight Christians In Syria for Apostasy From Islam

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The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly killed and crucified eight men in a town near Aleppo, Syria.

The independent monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the men were executed for being too moderate as members of a rival rebel group. They were crucified on Saturday and will be on display for three days in the town square in Deir Hafer.

Friday 4 July 2014

The Mekunu (Poor Man) Revolution In Nigeria Politics [Fayose/Ekiti As Case Study]

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I sent someone to a barber shop nearby just to hear what they are saying about my governor there. He said the barber was just complaining about how the governor is not giving them money. When they now pointed to a big school opposite his shop that the governor is building, he said ‘is it the school that we will eat?
That was a friend of mine who works in one of the South West states in Nigeria in the wake of Fayemi’s loss in Ekiti.
It is hard to escape the feeling that Fayemi’s loss has left a lot of incumbents feeling uneasy because they fear that the issues which toppled him are not unique to Ekiti. There is a Mekunu Revolution afoot and it threatens to consume any politician who stands in its way. But what is it all about? The answer likely lies in the way politicians have been reacting to whatever it is.
Fayemi himself kicked things off a month to the election which removed him from office by reversing his own reforms:

British mum Jennifer Butler is leaving her three kids behind in the UK to marry an American prisoner she fell for online.

Brit mum marrying US convict with 'impressive honesty'Copyright by Alban DonohoenJennifer Butler  from Mildenhall, Suffolk. with her 3 children Tyler 8, Tristan 7  and  Mia 4nSingle mum Jennifer  started writing to a criminal in a US jail two years ago. The pair were exchanging letters every day and eventually she flew to Texas to meet him. They fell in love and now hey are now engaged. The prisoner, Chris, is up for parole next year and Jennifer plans to marry him on his release. She is prepared to leave her 3 children  in the UK with family for a year while she goes and sets up a life for them before sending for them
The 29-year-old plans to travel to the French Robertson Unit in Texas to marry 23-year-old maximum security prisoner Christopher Mosier, leaving her three children – all younger than 10 – with their dad while she sets up home.
The couple met in 2011 when Ms Butler found Mosier’s profile on website and she said she liked his ‘honest’ and ‘open’ profile.

'I focus on what I have left, not what I lost.' The true face of courage even after he lost his leg and hand in an Afghan IED blast

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer smiles for a picture by another Marine while waiting to be evacuated after a bomb he was trying to deactivate exploded in Afghanistan. Meyer lost his right leg above the knee, his right hand above the wrist, and three fingers on his left hand in the incident.Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer works out using his prosthetic arm and two remaining fingers on his left hand at the Wounded Warrior Hope and Care Center in Camp Pendleton, California
US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer was deployed as a bomb technician in Afghanistan in 2011 when the device he was defusing exploded prematurely.
The then 29-year-old Marine was ripped apart by the blast. He lost his right leg above the knee, his right hand above the wrist and three fingers of his left hand.
While still receiving treatment on the battlefield, Sgt Meyer, fearful of the impact his injuries would have on his squad, ordered Eric Lunson to take his photograph. Forcing a smile through the pain, Sgt Meyer, raised what would have earlier been a thumbs' up as the shutter clicked. The photograph, Sgt Meyer hoped, would provide inspiration for his men as he began his own battle with recovery.

Rampaging Soldiers Unleash Mayhem & Destroy Lagos BRT Buses

This morning a BRT bus hit and killed a soldier who was reportedly riding on a bike on the BRT lane. As a result of that tragic incident, soldiers are unleashing terror on the busy Ikorodu road.
The soldiers who expressed anger over the death of their colleague earlier blocked the road at palmgrove and vandalised every BRT in sight, causing a massive traffic. The drivers of the buses came out of their cars and escaped.
The windscreens of the buses were vandalised and at about 9.30am, soldiers began setting the buses on fire at palmgrove
One of the soldiers captured on camera smashing a BRT windscreen
A journalist who attempted to take photos was severely beaten by the soldiers and had to be rushed to the hospital.
The Scoop counted at least 80 soldiers on the road between Onipanu and Palmgrove and pedestrians were required to raise their two hands as they passed to avoid beating by the soldiers.
Some other pedestrians who were making calls with their phones or even just holding the phone in sight were slapped and kicked and their phones seized or damaged.

Movie Director Lashes Out At Top Nollywood Star Geneveive Nnaji - Read Her Response.

Geneveive Nnaji's recent interview with Punch where she disclosed why her face has been rare in movies in recent times.
 The Top Nollywood star and single mum of one, Geneveive Nnaji has said “I guess I haven’t found the right script yet. Creativity and depth are the qualities that I look out for in a script. In the beginning, the movie industry emphasized quantity but things are changing and there is an improvement in trend. I am among the people who advocate for the improvement of the industry. So said, I am constantly watching out for the kind of stories I take part in. I am in support of movies that show a great deal of professionalism and creativity. Having practised my art in international and professionally produced stories like ‘Ije’; ‘Mirror boy;’ and ‘Tango with me’, I don’t think I can return to the blandness and mediocrity that characterised Nollywood in the past"

Thursday 3 July 2014

"Anytime Customs Implements The 35% Levy, We Will Start A Series Of Protests ...That Will Eventually Lead To The Withdrawal of Service - National President of ANLCA

THE Federal Government yesterday said contrary to reports, the new vehicle import tariff which commenced on July 1, did not impose a flat tariff of 70 per cent duty on all imported used cars, saying the new policy would not lead to increase in cost of vehicles in the country.

This came as ports operators under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA, threatened to shut port activities should the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, go ahead with the implementation of the new auto policy.

Car-washMinister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, who gave this clarification while briefing state House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting explained that companies involved in the local vehicle manufacturing or assembly programme would pay 35 per cent duty on cars they imported to bridge any gap in local demand.

Alero Falope, Dino Melaye's New Wife Flees Home - Leaked Chat Between Dino Melaye's New Wife & His Ex-Wife

When Otunba Dino Melaye showed off his new woman, Alero Falope, on Twitter and Facebook in January, little did she know that she was going to suffer the same fate his first wife (now ex-wife), suffered.
Recall that his legal wife, Tokunbo Melaye filed for divorce following the domestic violence she suffered while living with him, she claimed that he was always beating her but Alero went ahead to marry him,

Director of The Notebook spills details that will change how you see the movie, FOREVER

Director of The Notebook spills details that will change how you see the movie, FOREVER:
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The Notebook might just be the finest, most emotionally charged love story of all time, but it turns out things weren't always so lovey on set. Zing! In an amazing new interview with VH1, director Nick Cassavetes says Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams fought a bunch during filming. "Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set.

MAGIC. No wait, SCIENCE! - Turn Water Into Ice Instantly! [Video]

If you were inspired by the movie Frozen and have been wishing you could turn water to ice instantly or build ice sculptures in seconds just like Elsa, you’re in luck!
First, check out this video that shows you what to do: