Friday, 31 October 2014

Burkina Faso Parliament Burned By Protesters Over Power Extension

Two Lagos Based Musician Arraigned In Court For molesting Dancer

Two performing artists are standing trial before an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State, western Nigeria, over an alleged rape and indecent assault on a female dancer.
The two musicians, Ekene Uzor, 27, and Eni Daniel, 24, were arrested when the victim (name withheld) reported to the police that the suspects allegedly conspired to rape and blackmail her.
The 20-year old victim alleged that the musicians lured her to Uzor’s residence at 10, Joel Ajeye Street, Ejigbo, Lagos, where she was forced to remove her clothes and suck their peenes.
She added that they took her pictures while performing the oral sex and threatened to post them on the internet if she refused to pay N10, 000 ransom demanded from her.
Testifying before the court, the victim, who resides at Surulere area of Lagos, said Uzor, who was known by her parents, promised to introduce her to an artiste who will promote her dancing career.
She said Uzor invited her to his house on the fateful day to meet the artists called Daniel, whom he said was his friend.
She narrated that when she got to Uzor’s house, Daniel was already there and Uzor assured her that he had discussed the issue with his friend.
The victim alleged that she did not suspect any foul play until she was told to remove her clothes.
By then, according to her, they had secretly locked the apartment.
She said she was threatened to cooperate with them and they stripped themselves and forced her to suck their p*nises.
She told the court that while she was sucking them one after another, they were using their phones to record the oral s*x.
The girl said when they were satisfied, they released her and allowed her to go. She said after the incident, Uzor came to her house and demanded for the money.
The victim said she became frustrated and told her father about the incident and the matter was reported to the police.
While investigating the matter, the police told the victim to agree to pay the ransom and asked her to tell the suspects to come and collect the money.
When Uzor and Daniel came for the ransom, they were arrested by the police who laid ambush for them. The phones with which they used to record her Nood pictures were recovered.
The Nood pictures were printed out as exhibit by the police. The suspects were charged to court for the alleged offense.
When they were arraigned, they pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs M.B. Folami, granted them bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till 3 November for continuation of trial. 
Five final year students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, have designed and fabricated a formula student race car as a passing out project. Yep, they did.The students are Okoyenta Augustus,Okeke Chukwuebuka, Ezeani Chikeluba‎, Ofoegbu Kenechukwu, and Igbokwe Ebenezer. (all pictured above). 

The car was designed under the supervision of Dr. S C Nwigbo. The project took about a year and six months to complete, with the students working under severe condition in regards to power supply, poor machinery and attending lectures. But they never backed down, and have achieve this incredible feat.‎

Here are photos of the car's exhibition in the presence of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ahaneku and other dignitaries from the school.

Looks like they may seek the death penalty for Kano child-bride

Looks like the Kano State govt is really seeking the death penalty for 14-year-old child bride Wasila Tasi'u, who allegedly killed her 35 year old husband, Umar Sani and 3 of his friends with rat poison in the village of Unguwar Yansoro in Kano, 17 days after she was forced to marry him in April 2014.

The case was heard in court yesterday Oct. 30th and AFP's Aminu Abubakar writes that prosecutors at the High Court in Gezawa, have filed an amended complaint that charged the young girl with one count of murder over the killing. Lead prosecutor Lamido Abba Soron-Dinki said that if convicted, the charge is "punishable with death" and indicated the state would seek the maximum penalty.

Above is Sani Garba, holding a picture of his 14-year-old daughter-in-law, Wasila Tasi'u

 From AFP
Tasi'u entered the court wearing a cream-coloured hijab and was escorted by two policemen.
Her parents, who have condemned their daughter's alleged act, were in the public gallery -- the first time the three were in the same room since Tasi'u's arrest in April, her legal representatives said.
The English-language charge sheet was translated into Hausa for the accused by the court clerk.
Tasi'u refused to answer when asked if she understood the charges.
The case was adjourned for 30 minutes so the charges could be better explained to the defendant, but when the alleged offences were read again Tasi'u stayed silent, turned her head to the wall and broke down in tears.
"The court records (that) she pleads not guilty," Judge Mohammed Yahaya said, apparently regarding her silence as equal to a denial of the charges and adjourned the case until November 26
Photo credit: AFP

Pics: Bomb blast reported at Gombe Line motor park this morning

A bomb went off at the Gombe Line motor park in Gombe state around 9am this morning which has resulted in the death of at least 30 people. Eye witnesses say the bomb was planted by a man who came and dropped his bag in a Kano line bus and left. NEMA officials are said to be at the scene right now removing the dead bodies and taking the injured to the Gombe State Specialist Hospital. Hoping to get more info from the blast later.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Photos: Y'all know BBA ex-housemates Kevin & Liz have two kids already?

Nigerian-Tanzanian couple, Elizabeth and Kevin Chuwang Pam met inside the 2009 Big Brother Africa House, they fell in love and after the show got married in February 2011 in Abuja. Three years down the line, they have a 3yr old daughter and a son who they welcomed on Oct. 4th. Cute kids!

Who will wn? Two Nollywood actors battle each other for House of Assembly seat

It's no longer news that a lot of Nigerian entertainers have gone into politics, what some of you may notknow is that actor Bob Manuel Udokwu and Tony One Week Muonagor are both contesting for Idemili North constituency in Anambra ‎State House of Assembly. Tony One Week is from Ugamuma village Obosi and is a member of ACN while Bob Manuel Udokwu who is from Ogidi in the same state, is a member of APGA. The competition between them is going on strong. May the best man win..

Happy birthday to plane crash victim, Kechi Okwuchi

Beautiful Kechi Okwuchi is one of the only two survivors of the Sosoliso plane crash that occurred in December 2005. It's been almost 9 years since the accident and even though it's not been easy, Kechi is living her life and loving it through the mercy of God! Today, she marks a milestone, she's 25 year old! Happy birthday, Kechi. Wishing you many more beautiful years ahead.

Kechi's life changed forever in 2005 when she just 16. She and 60 other schoolmates from Loyola Jesuit College, a boarding high school in Abuja, boarded a Sosoliso plane headed to Port Harcourt for the Christmas holiday...but 20 minutes to landing, something went terrible wrong. The plane crashed and Kechi lost all her friends. She survived but was badly burnt. But that hasn't stopped her from living. She's a senior at the University of St. Thomas, a private Catholic college in Houston, Texas, USA. Happy, birthday once again Kechi. Keep inspiring!

Hit Music Alert: DJ Xclusive featuring. Banky W & Niyola - Tonight

The inimitable DJ Xclusive smashes back with a searing-hot club banger titled Tonight. Teaming up with serial hit-makers and label-mates Banky W and NiyolaDJ Xclusive leaves no room to chance as they deliver yet another electric and energetic dance floor killer to add to his already impressive discography. Listen to the song after the cut...

With “Tonight” his seventh single, Xclusive displays a relentless streak by providing another banger only a few weeks after the release of his wildly popular Jeje which featured Nigerian prince of pop, Wizkid. By showing an unbending refusal to let the party die down, Tonight places DJ Xclusive in the (e)xclusive ranks of Nigeria’s most prolific hit-makers. 

Nigerian dad sues US school after daughter is banned over Ebola fears

Just received this petition which was sent to the IG of Police and SSS from lawyer and rights activist Festus Keyamo about an alleged threat to his life. Read below...
Threat to kill Mr. Festus Keyamo by Mr. Government Ekpemupolo (Alias Tompolo)
My name is Festus Keyamo. I am a Nigerian citizen and a senior member of the legal profession in Nigeria.
At exactly 10:13pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, I received a telephone call from one Mr. Government Ekpemupolo (alias Tompolo) with phone number (I removed the number). We have been acquaintances in the past, so I know his numbers. After reaffirming that he isTompolo when I picked his call, he went straight to the point by informing me that he wishes to inform me that he and his “boys” will kill me by beating me to death or shooting me anywhere they can find me. And that the hunt for me is on. His exact words in pidgin English was “we dey look for you. Anywhere we see you, whether for Lagos or Abuja or Warri, we go beat you die or we go shoot you.”
He said he would kill me because I have decided to take up the matter involving his blood brother, Mr. George Ekpemupolo, who was used to illegally substitute another candidate, Mr. Weyinmi Omadeli (48 hours to the election) in the Warri South-West L.G.A elections that were concluded last Saturday in Delta State. He said no one has ever challenged his authority in Delta State. Kindly find attached the open letter I wrote to Governor Uduaghan of Delta State yesterday which has sparked Tompolo’s determination to kill me.
I asked Tompolo FIVE TIMES whether, he was, in fact, threatening my life over an open line and he said nobody in the country can do anything about it by the time I am dead.
Co-incidentally, exactly three minutes after Tompolo dropped his line, His Excellency, Governor Udaughan called me at exactly 10.16pm, and I reported to him what just transpired between Tompolo and myself. The Governor promised to speak with him, but that cannot be reassuring enough, and I know the remedy in law against an intended murderer is not to beg him but to ignite the criminal justice system against him, no matter how comatose that system is.
I know the subject of this petition, Tompolo, is a favoured citizen of this government, and I am not. I know Tompolo is close to those in power at the moment, whereas I am an ordinary citizen. I know Tompolo has money and influence (which are factors that are widely acknowledged to aid a suspect walk away with murder in Nigeria), but I have none of these. I know Tompolo has instrument to kill human beings, and I have none.
In the circumstance, I am making this petition public so that when you refuse to attend to my complaint and outcry, the ordinary people of this country will, at least, know from where my death came and I will not join the long list of unresolved murders. My killer, should, at least be known.

Thank you for, at least, reading my petition.
Yours sincerely,


Lynxxx and Genevieve Nnaji, Next Celebrity Couple?

Its undoubted that super star Nollywood actress is all loved up by most top celebrities. The Imo State born baby mama obviously has an aura of love around her.

Recently, Lynxxx And Genevieve were both spotted together at the relaunch of Genevieve Nnaji’s Fashion line.The two got so loved up and they decided to take cute selfie pictures together.

Could it be that there's something cooking behind closed doors? Is Genny baby, loving the handsome song star? Hands are folded and eyebrows raised as lots of people are waiting to hear the real gist behind their recent closeness.

Recall that another top music star, D’banj Lee has always spoken fondly of the actress, at different points describing her as a treasure and at one time expressing his desire to marry her, ‘I would love to have Genevieve as my wife’ he allegedly said.

Interestingly, both of them had been spotted together at different events and occasions too. But painfully, their love didn't stand the test of them. 

Breaking News: Zambia President Sata is dead

Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, three private Zambian media outlets said.
The reports on the private Muzi television station, and the Zambia Reports and Zambian Watchdog websites, said the southern African nation's cabinet was about to meet.
An official told Al Jazeera that the death had been announced to the cabinet. 
Reuters news agency also reported that a government source had confirmed the death.
"It is true. We lost the President. The acting president will make a statement soon," the source said.
Government officials gave no immediate comment.
The reports said Sata had died on Tuesday evening at London's King Edward VII hospital. The hospital declined to comment.
Sata, 77, left Zambia for medical treatment on October 19 accompanied by his wife and family members, according to a brief government statement that gave no further details.
There has been no official update on his condition and acting president Edgar Lungu had to lead celebrations last week to mark the landlocked nation's 50th anniversary of independence from Britain.
Concern over Sata's health has been mounting in the country since June, when he disappeared from the public eye without explanation and was then reported to be getting medical treatment in Israel.
He missed a scheduled speech at the UN General Assembly in September amid reports that he had fallen ill in his New York hotel.

A shop owner strips a lady to the waist for stealing from her store

 A female shoplifter was stripped to her waist by a merciless store owner after she was caught stealing in her store. The shoplifter, 28 year old Yu Chung, went into the store in China's Zhejiang province to buy clothes and stuffed some into her bag without paying for them.

The angry store owner, 39 year old Mei Hsueh, who caught her red handed, descended on her, removed her top to prevent her from running away, then removed her bra and pushed her outside of her store. Of course a crowd gathered to watch, some took photos and shared them online...
"This thief was trying to steal my clothes to I took off some of hers.She'll think twice before she does that again. It was meant to be a warning to all those thieves out there to show them that not all shops are a pushover." the store owner said
The police was eventually called and Yu was taken away. She has been charged with theft but no action was taken against the shop owner.

PDP reacts to Tambawal’s defection, asks him to resign

Aminu Tambuwal became Speaker of the House of Reps on the platform of the PDP but now that he has dumped the party for APC (he officially announced his defection today), the PDP is now asking him to resign. In a statement released today, the party asked Tambuwal to do the needful...
"After a thorough consideration of the matter, the NWC (National Working Committee) came to a conclusion that the Hon. Speaker, as a responsible elected officer, knows full well what is needful and honourable of him since his new party is in the minority. We are not unmindful of the fact that Hon. Tambuwal became Speaker on the platform of the PDP as the political party with the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and that this incontrovertible fact has not changed”. the PDP said...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Farmer Becomes Miss Uganda

23-year-old farmer, Leah Kalanguka, has beaten all comers to emerge Miss Uganda.
A 23-year-old farmer, Leah Kalanguka, has emerged Miss Uganada in a keenly contested beauty pageant organized to select the most beautiful girl in that country.
The virtually unknown Leah from  Busembatya in Iganga district in the Eastern region, is also a Computer Engineering student in the prestigious Makerere University.
According to the Ugandan Observer Newspaper, Leah did not have that 'wow' or the 'Oh my God' look, but her infectious smile and confidence before the judges outwitted 19 other girls to the crown, winning herself a brand new Toyota Spacio and monthly allowance of Shs 1 million for her entire reign until 2015.
She told The Observer moments later that when she left their Kampala home in Muyenga, she was faithful she would emerge winner and wouldn't let anything stand her way to the crown.
When I heard that this year's theme is about agribusiness to ensure promoting agricultural entrepreneurship among the youth, I knew this is something I could do because I am involved in farming.
Kalanguka missed the eastern regional search because she was away in Tooro, helping out to teach youths how to grow cabbages, something she learnt from her mother, an agriculture teacher at Makerere College School.
But she made it a point to enter the Kampala pre-selection, which was open to all single girls who have never given birth and who are between the ages of 18 and 24.
It was then that she caught the eye of the judges and made it to the finalists' list. Kalanguka confesses that she didn't know much about what it takes to be a beauty queen, but Joram Muzira, one of the Miss Uganda tutors, helped her a lot.
I come from a family where you have to be the best. So, in every challenge, I take keen note on how to outwit others. I focused on what Joram taught me, especially how to impress the judges and how to smile.
The third born in a family of six girls, Kalanguka may be no stranger to friendly cat fights. All her five sisters were in attendance, screaming their lungs out from the moment she took an early lead as Miss Photogenic.

Actress Acquires N70M House In Lekki

Nollywood actress Ini Edo has just bought herself a new house in Lekki which is said to have cost about N70M.
According to reports by E24-7 magazine the actress recently bought the Lekki mansion for herself and moved out of the house she and her ex-husband Phillip Ehiagwina shared.
Ini Edo who is now single as a result of a messy divorce between herself and ex-husband is not fazed by the crash of her marriage; or so it seems. Just last weekend Ini was in Texas, US where she attended the GIAMA awards alongside other Nollywood celebrities.

Photos: Ibinabo Fiberisima hangs out with winning Super Falcons

Photos: Meet beautiful Francisca Ordega who plays for the Falcons

Jennifer Lopez shows off her amazing bikini body at 45

More about the alleged OAU rapist

Alleged rapist Abayomi (pictured shirtless) was caught in Ife town outside OAU campus today. He was alleged to have raped a student from the department of Dramatic Art, Faculty of Art Of Obafemi Awolowo University outside the school campus somewhere behind Damico Institute Along Ede Road, Ife Osun State.

He was caught after the rape victim reported to the Students Union who promptly went looking for him. He was brought back to OAU where he was paraded at the Senate Building this evening. He has since been handed over to school security who will hand him over to police.

It's getting serious! 9ice releases his official campaign posters

Omoni Oboli & husband celebrate 14th year wedding anniversary

Obafemi Martins gets loving message from baby mama as he turns 30