Friday, 30 January 2015

McCain tells protesters to get out of here as he calls them low-life scums

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain has kicked protesters out of a budget hearing, calling them "low-life scum."
The upheaval came Thursday on Capitol Hill after members of an anti-war group calling itself Code Pink approached a witness table where former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright and George P. Shultz were testifying. The protesters carried signs calling the 91-year-old Kissinger a war criminal.
McCain blurted out, "Get out of here, you low-life scum."
Capitol Police removed the protesters from the room.
The hearing was the third in a series in which the Arizona Republican has called luminaries from the foreign policy world to share their experiences with lawmakers on the panel.

Convicted drug dealer charged with murder in death of fox executive Gavin Smith

A convicted drug dealer who's currently behind bars has been charged with murder in the death of the former 20th Century Fox executive, whose body was discovered several months ago, more than two years after his family reported him missing.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, John Lenzie Creech, 42, is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 2 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Creech, who was a person of interest early on in the investigation, when Smith was still missing, is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence after pleading no contest in September 2012 to one count of sale or transportation for sale of a controlled substance.

Jockey faces felony charge after allegedly electrocuting horse to win a race

Police are on the lookout for veteran jockey Roman Chapa, who faces felony charges after allegedly using a battery shock to spur his horse to victory at a Texas race. 

Chap and his horse Quiet Acceleration were locked in fifth place at the Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 17, when the horse suddenly kicked into gear and ended up winning the $50,000 first place prize by half a length. The odds against Quient Acceleration were 10-1. 

But photographs taken at the finish line show Chapa hiding what officials say is a small electric device in the palm of his hand, according to the Daily Racing Forum. 

The practice of using batteries or buzzers to shock racing horses into running faster is outlawed in the sport. 

Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.
Robert Ladd, 57, received lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty. The court also rejected an appeal in which Ladd's attorney challenged whether the pentobarbital Texas uses in executions is potent enough to not cause unconstitutional pain and suffering.
Ladd was executed for the 1996 slaying of 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner, of Tyler, who was strangled and beaten with a hammer. Her arms and legs were bound, bedding was placed between her legs, and she was set on fire in her apartment.
Ladd came within hours of lethal injection in 2003 before a federal court agreed to hear evidence about juvenile records that suggested he was mentally impaired. That appeal was denied and the Supreme Court last year turned down a review of Ladd's case. His attorneys renewed similar arguments as his new execution date approached.
"Ladd's deficits are well documented, debilitating and significant," Brian Stull, a senior staff lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project, told the high court.
Kelli Weaver, a Texas attorney general, reminded the justices in a filing that "each court that has reviewed Ladd's claim has determined that Ladd is not intellectually disabled."
Ladd's lawyers cited a psychiatrist's determination in 1970 that Ladd, then a 13-year-old in custody of the Texas Youth Commission, had an IQ of 67. Courts have embraced scientific studies that consider an IQ of 70 a threshold for impairment. The inmate's attorneys also contended he long has had difficulties with social skills and functioning on his own.
Ladd also was a plaintiff in a lawsuit questioning the "quality and viability" of Texas' supply of its execution drug, pentobarbital. The Texas Attorney General's Office called the challenge "nothing more than rank speculation."
When he was arrested for Garner's slaying, Ladd had been on parole for about four years after serving about a third of a 40-year prison term for the slayings of a Dallas woman and her two children. He pleaded guilty to those crimes.

Military wife and mother slashes children's throats to 'keep house quiet' for husband

A mother in Washington State told police she slashed her three young children's throats because she knew that if she killed them, the house would be quiet for her husband, authorities said. 

The woman, 29-year-old Christina Booth of Olympia, has been charged with attempted murder of her 2-year-old toddler and 6-month-old twins. 

The mother reportedly was on medication for postpartum depression. Booth's husband, Thomas, a soldier who was at home when the children were attacked, is not implicated, police say. 

Photos: Rihanna with her stylish braids rock i-D magazine

Rihanna and her braids rock the cover of i-D magazine's 2015 music issue.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon sued by former nanny who claims she was fired for showing ''too much affection to their twins''

The 44-year-old singer and 34-year-old America's Got Talent host are being sued by one of their former nannies who claims she was underpaid and fired for showing "too much affection" for the former couple's twins Moroccan and Monroe.
According to legal documents, Simonette DeCosta states that she worked for the separated twosome from October 2013 to Jan. 26, 2014. DaCosta says she cared for the twins during the day, on trips around the world and even lived with Carey and Cannon at times. Her job duties included "feeding, bathing and comforting Ms. Carey's and Mr. Cannon's children who were infants and/or toddlers at the time."
DaCosta goes on to allege that she worked "well over 100 hours per week." However, Carey and Cannon did not provide DaCosta with "premium overtime compensation for the hours worked in excess of forty hours" even though she was expected to be "on call every hour of the day" to see to her employers' needs and demands.
DaCosta claims she was eventually fired for "exhibiting too much affection towards their twins."
According to the lawsuit papers, DaCosta is seeking "unpaid overtime wages, premium wages, liquidated damages, reasonable attorneys' fees, costs, pre-judgment interest and all other appropriate legal relief under the law" from Carey and Cannon.

NOA says Boko Haram plans to bomb political rallies, worship centres

The DG of the National Orientation Agency & Coordinator of the National Information Center, Mike Omeri says intelligence reports gathered by Nigeria's security agencies show that Boko Haram members are planning to use bomb-ladened cows, goats and chicken to attack Nigerians at political campaign grounds, market places, and ATM locations.

Omeiri said this while speaking to newsmen on Tuesday January 27th in Abuja
"Available intelligence reports indicate a plan by Boko Haram to use young male suicide bombers disguised as cobblers (shoemakers) to hide explosives in their tool boxes and detonate them in soft target areas such as markets, restaurants, ATM locations, political rallies, worship centres, as well as other public places.

Also there is indication of a plan by this group to use livestock (such as goats, cows, donkeys and camels) laden with explosives to attack chosen targets. In view of these, the general public, including all persons operating within and around the aforementioned places, is advised to be vigilant and mindful of suspicious activities within their environment.” he said

He advised everyone to be watchful during this period and report any suspicious movement to the police.

Amy Poehler Receives Hasty Pudding Award from Harvard

It was a homecoming of sorts for Amy Poehler, who was celebrated in song, dance and an uproarious roast on Thursday as the recipient of the 2015 Hasty Pudding Award from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. 

"I'd like to thank you, Hasty Pudding, for reminding me how hard it is to write funny jokes," Poehler, 43, deadpanned at the ceremony, where presenters poked fun at the Parks and Recreation star for never having won an 
Emmy Award, despite being nominated more than a dozen times. 

"When I was growing up in Burlington [a Boston suburb], Harvard University used to be a group of buildings we threw rocks at on our way to a real job. And as I drove by and gave the middle finger to this place, I never knew that you guys would be giving me all this s---." 

Prior to the roast, where she donned a Boston College (her alma mater) cap as she rapped and feigned a romantic encounter with a 
Kim Jong-un lookalike, the 2015 Golden Globes co-host was paraded around the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a Bentley convertible.

Surrounded by members of Harvard's prominent theatre group, all of whom were dressed in drag, Poehler smiled and laughed as many of the hundreds of fans who lined the parade route tried to get her attention. One threw a stuffed animal from a third-floor apartment window, another handed her a note asking her to meet him for coffee, and one even threw a condom into the car – which elicited an impromptu chant from Poehler's newfound theatre friends of, "We love safe sex," altering it from the crowd's "We love Amy" chant. 

After the ceremony, where she received a gold pudding pot, Poehler spoke to reporters about another big event this week – the Super Bowl. The comedian said she will be rooting for the New England Patriots during Sunday's 
big game, whereas her Parks and Recreation costar Chris Pratt, 35, will be cheering for the Seattle Seahawks. 

Pratt is set to receive the esteemed Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award on Feb. 6. 

"If only we could be here together," she quipped. "We could arm wrestle and solve the world's problems." 

And what will Poehler be noshing on during Sunday night's game? "My favorite snack is whatever is on the table," she said.

Jagged Edge member arrested after forcing his fiancée to eat her engagement ring

Kyle Norman, a member of early 2000s boy group Jagged Edge was arrested in Atlanta today Jan. 29th after he brutally assaulted his fiancée and made her swallow her engagement ring.

According to Atlanta police, they were called to the home of Kyle Norman around 5am and when they got to the area, they saw a woman with "welts under her eyes, a golf ball-sized knot on her forehead, a cut to her nose and a blood clot in her right eye". 

The woman was later identified at Norman's fiancée. She told police they'd been arguing about the details of their upcoming wedding when Norman attacked her, punched her, choked her with a scarf and then shoved her engagement ring down her throat.

Police say after the attack, Norman broke her phone and seized her car keys, refusing to let her leave the house. She said because she was scared for her life, she began to agree with everything he said in other to calm him down. When he was calm and walked away from her, she took his phone and ran out of the house to a neighbour's house where she called the police.

“She stated that she began to agree with things that he was saying in an attempt to calm him down,” the officer who was at the scene wrote. “While doing that he turned around and walked away inside their loft and she ran and grabbed his cell phone and was able to run outside and awake a neighbor who let her inside.”

Norman was immediately arrested and he later told police he was upset about his dad having cancer and that’s the reason he got so mad at his fiancé.

He's currently being held at the Fulton County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault.

Payporte unveils Tayo Faniran & Toke Makinwa as brand ambassadors

Fast growing E-Commerce brand, Payporte unveils its brand ambassadors, media personality and popular Vlogger Toke Makinwa and BBA Hotshot Season 9 Housemate, Tayo Faniran.

APC says Buhari will not participate in BON presidential debate

APC says it's presidential candidate Gen Buhari will not be participating in the presidential debate being organized by the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria BON and the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG)

In a statement released today January 29th by Garna Shehu, the Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO), they said Buhari will not be participating in the debate as the composition of those organizing the debate was mainly of agencies and allies of the incumbent People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) administration. Continue...

The statement reads in part;

“A cursory inspection of the composition of NEGD brings into focus the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), National Television Authority (NTA), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and the Africa Independent Television (AIT, owned by a PDP chieftain). And going by the avalanche of inflammatory statements, misinformation and blatant lies being propagated by some of these media against our Party and candidates contrary to the Kofi Annan brokered Abuja Peace Accord, and the failure of these aggressors to desist and apologise, have left the APC Campaign with no option than to steer clear of any premeditated smear campaign that could be inimical to our prospective electoral success,”.

Suge Knight involved in fatal hit-and-run after allegedly getting into brawl on film set

Suge Knight was allegedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run Thursday after getting into an altercation on a film set in the Los Angeles area, according to multiple reports. 

The Los Angeles Times reports that Knight was riding a vehicle when it struck and killed a man in Compton. It has not been confirmed whether Knight, 49, was behind the wheel. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Grace Medrano confirms to PEOPLE that at around 2:55 p.m., "two pedestrians were hit by a vehicle" at the 1200 block of West Rosecrans and "were transferred to a local hospital." One was pronounced dead at the hospital, while the second victim's condition remains unknown, says Medrano, who did not disclose the victims' identities and could not confirm whether Knight was in the vehicle. 

"We can't determine whether it was accidental or intentional," Medrano says. 

A law enforcement source tells PEOPLE that the deceased victim was Terry Carter, a friend of Knight's who had appeared in several TV series including the original Battlestar Galactica and The Fall Guy. 

Knight, who cofounded Death Row Records, was supposedly visiting the set of a film project starring Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, TMZ reports, when he allegedly got into a brawl with two men. 

According to the site, the music mogul then rushed into his vehicle, and, while it was backing up, fatally struck Carter, who was supposedly making his way to the passenger's side of the car when he was hit. 

"He ran over Terry after he was fighting with a couple of the guys at the movie shoot," the law enforcement source tells PEOPLE. "He and Terry were friends." 

The Sheriff's Department is investigating the case as a homicide, the source says.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday.
The message appeared to postpone a previous deadline set on Tuesday in which the journalist, Kenji Goto, said he would be killed within 24 hours if the Iraqi was not freed.
The latest audio recording, which could not be verified by Reuters, was posted on YouTube early on Thursday. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that chances were high it was Goto's voice in the recording.
"I am Kenji Goto. This is a voice message I've been told to send to you. If Sajida al-Rishawi is not ready for exchange for my life at the Turkish border by Thursday sunset 29th of January Mosul (Iraq) time, the Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh will be killed immediately," the voice in the recording says.
Jordan said on Wednesday it had received no assurance that al-Kasaesbeh was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed.
The audio tape message implied that the Jordanian pilot would not be part of the exchange deal, indicating any swap would be between Goto - a veteran war reporter - and al-Rishawi. Any swap that left out the pilot would not go down well with the public in Jordan, where officials have insisted he is their priority.
There was no immediate comment from Jordanian government officials, but a security official said the authorities were trying to verify the authenticity of the recording and were coordinating with their Japanese counterparts.
On Tuesday, a video was released purporting to show the Japanese national saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman on death row for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people in the capital Amman.
Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said earlier that Jordan was ready to release al-Rishawi if Kasaesbeh was spared, but made clear that she would be held until the pilot was freed.
Kasaesbeh was captured after his jet crashed in northeastern Syria in December during a bombing mission against Islamic State, which has captured large tracts of Syria and Iraq. He is from an important Jordanian tribe that forms the backbone of support for the Hashemite monarchy.
The hostage crisis is the biggest diplomatic test for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since he took office in 2012 pledging to bolster Japan's defense and play a bigger role in global security.
The Jordanian comments have raised concerns in Japan that Goto might no longer be part of any deal between Amman and Islamic State. But CNN quoted Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh as saying that "of course" the Japanese hostage's release would be part of any exchange.
"Kenji has done nothing wrong," Goto's mother, Junko Ishido, told reporters. "I hope he comes home safely, that’s my only feeling as a mother."
Speaking after a special cabinet ministers' meeting as well as in parliament on Thursday, Abe said the government was making every effort to ensure Goto's early release and repeated that Japan was seeking cooperation from Jordan.
He reiterated that Japan would not give in to terrorism and that Tokyo would keep cooperating with the international community. He added that Japan would make every effort to protect its citizens at home and abroad from terrorism.
"If we are too afraid of terrorism and give in to it, this will give rise to fresh terrorism against Japanese and it will become a world in which the will to carry out despicable violence has its own way," Abe told a lower house budget committee. "Such a thing is totally impermissible."
The hostage crisis erupted after Abe, while on a tour of the Middle East, announced $200 million in non-military aid for countries contending with Islamic State, but his government has rejected any suggestion it acted rashly and stressed the assistance was humanitarian.
Abe added that peace and stability of the Middle East were important for Japan's energy strategy. Resource-poor Japan relies heavily on the Middle East for oil imports.
Goto went to Syria in late October. According to friends and business associates, he was attempting to secure the release of Haruna Yukawa, his friend and fellow Japanese citizen who was captured by Islamic State in August.
In the first of three videos purportedly of Goto, released last week, a black-clad masked figure with a knife said Goto and Yukawa would be killed within 72 hours if Japan did not pay Islamic State $200 million.
A video on Saturday appeared to show Goto with a picture of a decapitated Yukawa, saying his captors' demands had switched to the release of al-Rishawi.
Tuesday's video featured an audio track over a still picture that appeared to show Goto holding a picture of a now bearded Kasaesbeh.
(Additional reporting by Kaori Kaneko, Kiyoshi Takenaka and Elaine Lies in Tokyo, and Ahmed Tolba in Cairo; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

Mexico shuts down Chinese 'mega-mall' project in Cancun

Mexico has ordered closed a massive construction project in Cancun that would have created the largest venue for selling Chinese goods in the Americas.
In the works since 2013 but opposed by environmentalists and others, the $200 million Dragon Mart mega-mall would have covered nearly 1,400 acres and housed 3,040 exhibition spaces for more than 1,000 vendors, most of them Chinese.
After a long legal battle, however, Mexico's federal environmental protection agency said the project had done serious harm to the Cancun area's sensitive beaches and seaside flora.
"We can determine with all clarity that the activities the developers were conducting have deteriorated, impacted and damaged conditions of ecological balance, forest ecosystem and biodiversity of the zone," Guillermo Haro, federal prosecutor for environmental protection, said Tuesday at a news conference.
He said about 370 acres had been badly damaged just south of Cancun, one of Mexico's top tourist destinations.
In addition to ordering the project shut down, the environmental agency is fining Dragon Mart the equivalent of about $1.5 million. Haro called the penalty "historic" and said the Dragon Mart owners could also face a criminal prosecution, with sentences of up to nine years.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times in 2013, Dragon Mart's executive director Juan Carlos Lopez compared the planned retail center to a giant, permanent "trade show in Vegas."
On Wednesday, Lopez told the Times that he considered the shutdown temporary and that his company will continue to fight the decision in court. Dragon Mart was being financed by a consortium of Mexican developers and a Dutch-registered firm run by a Chinese businessman.
The city government of Cancun originally denied Dragon Mart a building permit, but the developers obtained relief through the courts and by appealing to state and federal governments more sympathetic to the project and keen on growing trade with China.
In the current judgment, however, federal authorities acknowledged they erred earlier and reversed themselves.
Environmentalists welcomed the decision. The Mexican Environmental Law Center said the move set an important precedent by requiring builders to get permits and respect environmental impact, steps developers in Mexico routinely skirt.
"Development projects are very necessary in our country to promote growth and job creation," the center's representative in the Cancun area, Alejandra Serrano Pavon, said in a statement. But "development must come with a vision of sustainability."

Sarah Drew introduces daughter Hannah Mali Rose; opens up about time in the NICU

When Sarah Drew began having contractions more than three weeks before her due date, the actress couldn’t believe she was going into labor.
“I was in total denial that it was happening,” the Grey’s Anatomy star, who had been due Dec. 27, tells PEOPLE in its latest issue. “All of the baby stuff was in boxes in the basement and there was nothing prepared.”
But after giving birth to Hannah Mali Rose on Dec. 3, Drew — who’s alsomom to son Micah Emmanuel, 3, with husband Peter Lanfer — was “beside herself” when the newborn faced serious health complications. As a result, the couple’s baby girl had to spend 11 days in the neonatal intensive care unit.
“Her lungs were not totally ready to be outside of the womb [which led to] an infection, plus she had issues with blood sugar because I had gestational diabetes,” the actress explains. “It’s the worst thing in the world because you go into the hospital and you expect to leave with your baby. We didn’t know how long she would have to be there.”
While Drew leaned on family and friends for support, it was her role as Dr. April Kepner — who also faces pregnancy complications on the hit ABC show — that helped her through the tough time.
“Having just played something that was really emotionally intense revolving around a baby, in some ways, prepared me to weather those 11 days,” she says. “I was equipped to handle it, which is really crazy and weird. It was a wild life imitating art situation.”
And now with Hannah “100 percent in the clear,” the happy family of four is adjusting to life at home.
“It’s wonderful, but I’m constantly breastfeeding,” Drew jokes. “I haven’t had a date with my husband in months and I haven’t had any time for myself yet so I’m hoping to make a shift soon in that department.”

News Credit: People's Magazine

Candida Fluty accused of injecting fecal matter into sick son's IV

To those on the outside, Candida Fluty seemed like a devoted single mom. She spent her days caring for her sick 9-year-old son, Elijah, as he battled Hischsprung disease, a rare congenital blockage of his large intestine. 

Caring for Elijah had become a full-time job. Earlier this month, Fluty and her son traveled 190 miles from their West Virginia home to Cincinnati's Children's Hospital for treatment. 

But now prosecutors say that Fluty was actually making her son sicker. Cincinnati police arrested her on Jan. 17 after she "knowingly injected a substance into the victim's peripheral IV line," court documents state. The foreign substance caused the boy's fever to spike. 

On Tuesday, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced that a grand jury had indicted Fluty on two counts of felonious assault and two counts of endangering children. 

In a radio interview with 700 WLW, Deters said that the boy's condition was real, but Fluty intensified the symptoms. He claimed that Fluty was caught on surveillance video filling a syringe with the fecal material from a colonscopy bag and injecting it into her son's intravenous line. 

What would prompt a mom to knowingly make her son sick? Deters alleges that Fluty wanted attention. "We don't believe her intent was to kill the child," he said. "We believe her intent was to make him sick, and she succeeded." 

One thing is clear: Fluty did get a lot of attention because of her son's illness. In December, the Cincinnati Bengals sent them to a game. Friends held multiple fundraisers to help offset the family's medical bills. 

At the bond hearing, defense attorney Elizabeth Zucker asked that Fluty be allowed to spend time with her son. "This is a total misunderstanding," Zucker said. "He is only 9 years old and I'm sure he's scared to death being in the hospital without his mother." 

The judge set bond at $50,000. Fluty posted bond and returned to her home in West Virginia. She could face eight years in prison if convicted of all charges.

Elijah is in the custody of West Virginia Children's Services. 

Prosecutor Deters says that Elijah is lucky to be alive. "Although rare, we have seen similar cases with similar motivations," he said. "I'm just grateful that it was caught before we were confronted with a murder case."

Taylor Lautner Is Dating Model Raina Lawson

It has been confirmed by multiple sources that the newly single hunk, who was previously linked to Marie Avgeropoulos, is dating 20-year-old model Raina Lawson

Kristen Stewart just accomplished something no American Actress has done in 30 years

But Moore's Still Alice co-star Kristen Stewart has just accomplished something no American actress has done for the past 30 years! Something that no other actress has accomplished, not even Merly Streep has accomplished it. The 24-year-old actress received a 2015 César Award nomination for her supporting role in the indie flick Clouds of Sils Maria (the Césars are the French equivalent of the Academy Awards).
The last American actor to receive a nomination and win at the César Awards was Adrien Brody. Brody took home the award for Best Actor in 2003 for The Pianist.

Prosecutors are Investigating Lindsay Lohan’s Community Service Hour Claims

The actress' lawyer, Shawn Holley, appeared in court in Santa Monica, California, on Wednesday to submit proof of her client's community service progress stemming from her 2012 reckless driving charge. 

But, Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White was not convinced she actually did the work – and now he's demanding an investigation into her service hours. 

White said that court documents claiming Lohan completed 80 hours of community service in just nine days were particularly suspect. 

The judge feels it’s impossible for her to have finished the 80 hours community service in 9 days.

How I met your mother's Cobie Smulders welcomes baby no. 2 with hubby Taran Killam

How I Met Your Mother alum Cobie Smulders and her Saturday Night Live hubby Taran Killam announced that they were expecting a second child together back in October, and apparently, the actress was further along than anyone may have assumed—because she has already given birth!

Massive queue for kerosene after it goes from N130 to N50 per litre

Gen T.Y Danjuma says Tompolo, Asari, others should be arrested

Former Minister of Defence Gen T.Y Danjuma has called on Pres. Jonathan to order the immediate arrest of Asari Dokubo, Government Tompolo and other Niger Delta ex-militants who declared that they would destabilise the country if the president does not win next month's presidential election.
Danjuma said this in an interview at the North West University, Kano shortly after commissioning the Kwankwasiyya City built by the Kano state government today January 28th. He said the militants must be punished for making such unguarded utterances which could throw the nation into chaos.
"The statements were very reckless coming from irresponsible individuals and they should be condemned, in fact they should be arrested" he said. (Source - Daily Trust)

Ludacris has been granted primary custody of 1-year-old daughter Cai

The 37-year-old rapper was awarded primary custody of the pair's 1-year-old daughter, Cai Bridges, in court on Wednesday, E! News confirms. 
"After review of all the evidence, the testimony of the witnesses, the report of the guardian ad litem, and the claims made throughout this entire case, I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter," the actor-musician said in a statement. 

Pictures from Face of Democracy Pageant and Heroes Award

The categories of the winners are as follows:
•Jennifer Ifeoma Ohia ( FDN IMO) 
Face Of Democracy Nigeria 2014 
•Cynthia Imhansi-Jacobs ( FDN Kano) 
Face of Democracy Advocate Cynthia Abasili ( FDN Lagos) 
Face of Democracy Transformation 
•Kemen Omoera (FDN Edo)
Face Of Democracy Niger Delta 
•Jane Moses Akpatra (FDN Cross Rivers) 
Face Of Democracy Southern Nigeria 
•Deborah Balat (FDN Kaduna) Face Of Democracy Northern Nigeria 
•Miss Grace (FDN Plateau) 
Face Of Democracy Top Model.