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Court Jails Fraudster Over $53,500 Romance Scam

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A 22 years old internet fraudster, Bike John Niye has been sentenced to one and half years imprisonment by a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja,  for defrauding one Laura Wallmam of Indiana, United States of America the sum of $53,500. Justice A Akinlade slammed the prison term on Niye having found him guilty of the four count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense and attempt to obtain money by false pretense, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Reports showed that Niye presented himself to Wallmam as businessman who operates a ‘moving’ company and needed money to get some of his goods out of storage. He met Wallmam in a dating site and has been in a relationship with her using a fictitious name, Toby Encore.

His journey to prison began on May 27th, 2010 when officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA and DHL Courier Services intercepted a suspicious parcel containing a Teddy Bear and a Blackberry handset se…

How To Properly Insult David Mark – By Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

“We need to change our attitude on how we report things about our country and we should emulate the foreign reporters who never report negative things about their countries. – David Mark, Nigeria Senate President, complaining about social media being used to insult Nigerian leaders in a speech to reporters covering the Nigerian Senate.

I’m going to use some bad words in this column. If you cannot stomach them, please stop reading.

Right now.

Thank you.

I do not waste my thoughts on some Nigerian politicians. Despite their antics and cries for attention, I dismiss this bunch of political actors. Some are so rotten that I consider them irredeemable. Some are so insignificant in the overall reformation scheme that I feel they will wither away as soon as the cord of corruption is cut off. Some are nothing but stagnant balls of smoke made of sheer ignorance. Mr. David Mark was one of them. But he shouldn’t be.

On a second thought, David Mark is much more than all of the above. He is not just ir…

Accused Colorado Shooter James Holmes Charged With 24 Counts of First-Degree Murder

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3m360 reports that James Holmes, the 24-year-old accused of murdering 12 people and injuring 58 at a Colorado movie theater, has been charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder, two counts for each of the 12 victims. He was also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder in the first degree.

Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom, so Acuna got a firsthand account of the court proceedings from Fox News Producer Jennifer Girdon, who was in the courtroom. Girdon described Holmes’ appearance saying that he still had the orange and red hair we saw during last week’s court appearance. She reports that the suspect hadn’t shaven so he appeared rather scruffy. While Girdon said that it was difficult to tell his demeanor because she didn’t have a great view of him, she said, “He was looking around. He looked like he knew what was going on. Looking at the judge when the judge talked, looking at the gallery a little bit.”

• Colorado Shooting Survivor Speaks of Forgiveness
• WATCH: First Video…

Olympics Games: Nigeria’s Regina George Readmitted After Dope Clearance

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A female Nigerian athlete, Regine George, has been readmitted to contest in the Olympics Games.
She had been banned two weeks ago along with two other Nigerian athletes, Vivian Chukwuemeka and Lauretta Ozoh, after their blood samples tested positive to banned drugs.

Regina was cleared after she passed the mandatory second testin usrrey, United Kingdom and returned to the Games Village with Team Nigeria.

Ozoh and Chukwuemeka, however, failed the second test.

While Ozoh had been expected to compete in 100m, 200m and 4x100m, Chukwuemeka entered the games in the shot put category.

Both tainted athletes have been asked to leave the camp immediately.

Team Nigeria doctor, Dr. Kenneth Anugweje, confirmed the development to PUNCH on Monday night in Stratford, saying Regina was cleared after hearings by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Regina will compete in the 400m and 4x400m races

'Dark Knight' Trilogy: Batman's Best Battles

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He can't fly, he doesn't have adamantium claws, and he doesn't turn into a big green rage monster when provoked. But where Batman lacks those kinds of super-powers, he makes up for it in wit, ability, high-tech gear, and a glorious knack for punching hapless bad guys right in the kisser.
Sadly, we'll never see Batman throw another punch under the direction of Christopher Nolan. With "The Dark Knight Rises," the filmmaker has concluded his story. Everything Nolan has ever had to say about Gotham City has been said, every tale told. But the "Dark Knight" trilogy will always be there for fans to watch and watch and watch again — and with repeated viewings comes a renewed appreciation for all of the phenomenal fights Batman gets himself into over the course of those three films.
Keep reading for a look back on Batman's best five battles in the "Dark Knight" series.
5. The Sea of Shadows In "Batman Begins," before adopting his crime-…

Australian, Nigerian charged in Malaysia for drugs

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – An Australian nurse and a Nigerian man face the possibility of death by hanging after a Malaysian court on Tuesday charged them with trafficking methamphetamines.

Emma Louise L’Aiguille, 34, was charged in a Kuala Lumpur court along with Anthony Esikalam Ndidi two weeks after police said they were arrested in possession of one kilogramme (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine.

L’Aiguille entered the court in tears and spoke briefly to Australian High Commission officials before sitting in the dock, hunched over in distress, for the hearing.

No plea was recorded but the Australian’s lawyer said she was innocent and was slapped once by a Malaysian police officer during interrogations.

Drug trafficking carries a mandatory death sentence by hanging in Malaysia, where hundreds of people are on death row, mostly for drug offences.

Anyone found to be in possession of at least 50 grams of methamphetamine is considered a trafficker.

L’Aiguille, from Melbourne, was in a car with her co-…

New music : ANGEL 'F' debutes his mixtape (face on the moon)

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"ANGEL F: ANOTHER GIFT OF POP!Soulful and energetic, Angel F takes
music to new heights and its not just about the scales and notes.Angel
F the new African pop sensation aint taking things for granted in any
way as he plans to take Nigerian/African music to new heights. He
started off quite early but professionally adopted the stage name
ANGEL F in 2006. The pop star is a delight to listen to as he uses the
dexterity of his voice and dance moves in a magnificent manner giving
us eclectic, quite foreign and tasteful music. His first single
'Messing With My Head' recorded so much success his growing fan base
craved for more. To satisfy the crave, he just dropped his first
Mixtape titled "Face on the Moon". It is a 16 tracked mixtape;
consisting majorly of covers from great hits song and a couple of
other songs produced by awesome new producers including the late LB.
Enjoy as Angel F takes you on a wonderful musical ride."

Angel F - Face On The Moon ( The Mixtape) - http:/…

Gunmen In Police Uniform Snatch Editor’s of The Nigerian Compass Newspaper Car- PM News, Lagos

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Armed robbers dressed in police uniform at about 10 p.m.on Sunday at gunpoint snatched a car from the Editor, Nigerian Compass newspaper, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo.
The editor, who was in his Toyota Avensis car, 2008 model marked Ogun CP 11 AKM, was returning from his office on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway when he ran into the road block mounted by the robbers in front of a new generation bank at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the bandits,  Akinadewo said, “I give glory to God Almighty for saving my life. I left church yesterday afternoon for my office in my white garment. I am a member of Cheribum and Seraphim Church.
“Immediately I was through with my schedule in the office, I took my leave. On my way home, I drove through the Business Club Road, near Femi Anikulapo’s Shrine and suddenly, four men blocked my way with their car. so I decided to go through Amaraolu Street linking the bank. As I approached the bank, I saw the four men again in police uniform in f…

Nigerians Condemn Senate President David Mark’s Call To Censor Social Media

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Nigeria, with a population of nearly 160 million, is one of Africa’s giants when it comes to the use of social media. Nearly 4.6 million Nigerians are on Facebook. Twitter is the 6th most popular website in Nigeria. So it comes as no surprise that Nigerians were angered when the President of the Nigerian Senate David Mark suggested that social media in the country should be censored.
On a Senate Press Corps retreat last week, David Mark said that Nigerians use social media to demean their leaders and that there is no avenue for retraction of criticism.
Mark also added that Nigerian reporters should emulate foreign media “who never report negative things about their countries.”
It may be recalled that Mark, a former communications minister, stated a few years ago that Nigeria’s poor were not ready for telephones.
SaharaReporters created a Storify of responses to David Mark’s comments about censoring social media. Most Nigerians rejected the notion that social media should be censored and t…

Breaking News: Fresh Attack On Police Station In Sokoto Kills Policeman

Gunmen riding on motorbikes opened fired on the Arkilla police station near a Mobile police barrack in Sokoto at 6:30 PM Nigerian time.
Police sources told SaharaReporters that an officer was killed in the drive-by attack. The gunmen fled on their motorbike before reinforcement could be called in from the MOPOL barrack nearby.
The attack this evening will be the third attack police formations in Sokoto by Islamist militants.

Chris Brown Denies Criticizing Frank Ocean's Sexuality

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After finding himself in the midst of yet another mild controversy, this time involving Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean, singer Chris Brown took to his Twitter account today (July 30) to voice his opinion on the matter.

The singer, who received harsh criticism after allegedly replying “no homo” when asked about Frank Ocean in an interview, went on to state that people were “searching for BS” when it comes to his alleged comment about Ocean.

"My Opinion on the whole Frank Ocean subject is ......... Love who u wanna love. It's ur decision. People stop searching for BS," Brown Tweeted.

Brown’s Twitter commentary then quickly switched to matters of world peace and “social acceptance.”

"Everyone is so quick to point the wrong fingers at each other! Ask urself... Am I Doing everything I can to help the world…The world is so bent on social acceptance that we've forgotten what makes us special..." he added. "Our individuality! #Imdone #readabookbitch."

Just las…

Eight killed as gunmen open fire on worshippers

KANO (AFP) – A gun battle near a mosque in the northern city of Kano and two other shootings left at least eight people dead on Sunday in the latest violence to hit the area, authorities said.

It was not clear who was behind the attacks in the city of Kano, the largest in the mainly Muslim north, but they resembled similar incidents in the past blamed on Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

The deadliest occurred on Sunday night when gunmen opened fire in an area around a mosque while Muslims were observing Ramadan prayers and where a police team was already deployed to protect worshippers, a senior police official said.

Police and the attackers exchanged fire and one of the assailants was killed when his own explosive device went off.

Three other gunmen were shot dead by police, according to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“The rest fled, abandoning their car and three motorcycles they came with,” the official said, adding that it was not clear whether police or the mosqu…
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Jude Okoye                                                       Ibezim Jude Osemeke
Very motivating move, I put up a post on this blog this morning about  a brain tumor patient, Ibezim Jude Osemeke asking for donations for to help foot the bills his Surgery . (If you missed it, read it HERE) Ibezim needs 3.7 million for surgery in India.

Jude 'Engees' Okoye, the elder of Paul and Peter Okoye popularly known as P-Square, saw the post and the Ibezim family. As soon as he confirmed Ibezim really needed help ASAP, the prolific music director who recently lost his mum, made a N1 million donation.

Jude didn't particularly want his donation made public but talking about his generosity is a way to encourage others to give...to make a difference in someone's life. I know for sure Ibezim is beyond ecstatic about this donation and is extremely grateful. May God bless you all. May God bless Jude Okoye. May God blessall of you who are reading and what to sow a seed in this Young M…

Vice President Sambo's house attacked, one killed

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Three gunmen have killed a man outside an uninhabited house belonging to Nigeria's Vice President Namaadi Sambo, Police authorities in Kaduna have said.

Kaduna state police spokesman, Abubakar Balteh, told The Associated Press that the assailants killed a shoe-shiner and injured two policemen who were guarding Vice President Namadi Sambo's house Monday. He said the house was under renovation.

Balteh said rioters had burned down the house during postelection violence that swept across northern Nigeria after April 2011 presidential polls.

Human Rights Watch says the violence left at least 680 people dead in Kaduna state alone. Fighting started after President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from southern Nigeria, was declared winner. Many in Nigeria's north thought a Muslim from the north should have become president.

Meanwhile, authorities say attacks targeting police in a major city of Nigeria's northwest left two dead Monday

breaking news : Sokoto suicide bomber kills self, police officer  

Sokoto – The suicide bomber attacked the Sokoto zonal office of the Nigeria Police, which houses the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police killed himself and a police officer who was on guard there. at about 10.46am today

The bomb shattered the office of the AIG and his official car and its impact affecting the office of the Divisional Police Officer and other shops opposite the zonal police headquarters.

Speaking with newsmen at the scene of the incidence, the AIG, Alhaji Mukhtari Ibrahim said that the bomber and a police corporal, Ismail were killed while, according to him, eight other police officers had various degrees of injuries.

“We had an unfortunate incident where a suicide bomber rammed into the headquarters with car and killed himself. A police corporal, by name Ismail was also killed and eight other officers we injured,” Ibrahim said.

Also speaking to newsmen, the Deputy Police Commissioner, Kudu Nma said that the office of the Police Officers’ Wives Association,…

London 2012: Medals Standings as of July 30th

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It's still early, but let's have a look at which nation is the leader of the pack, and if we'll see some shifts in the balance of power in this Olympics.

And taking a look at the medal standings as of today, July 30th China maintains its lead with six golds and 12 overall while the United States follows with three golds and 11 total.
Korea is in fourth with two golds, a silver and two bronzes just eight more golds to reach its 10-10 goal.
[Reporter : ] That's all for now, and hope to see you back here tomorrow with more medal stories.
I'll be bringing you more updates on the Olympic Games on Prime Time News at 10 p.m.
Thank you Ji-sun for the coverage.

LADY GAGA THE ACTRESS??

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Lady Gaga will be making her film debut in the highly anticipated action movie, Machete Kills!

The films director, Robert Rodriguez tweeted this “I just finished working with LadyGaga on MacheteKills,” along with the poster (seen above) that reads, “Lady Gaga as La Chameleon.”

Gaga confirmed by tweeting this: 

"Yes its true, I will be making my debut as an actress ln the amazing MACHETE KILLS BY @RODRIGUEZ IM SO EXCITED!!! AH! Filming was insane.”

Machete Kills is set to have superstar cast that includes: Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Amber Heard, Zoe Saldana, Danny Trejo, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Hudgens.

Wow, sounds exciting!

Mother Attempts To Kill Her 11-Year-Old Son To Forget Ex-Husband

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An 11 year old Nigerian boy is battling to live at a Kano hospital after being stabbed by his mother, Joy Akule, 28, who was depressed after separating with the father of the teenager.

The lady (pictured above) who hails from Katsina-Ala in Benue state told journalists at Kano state Police headquarters that she transferred the aggression she had for her ex-husband to the innocent child.
“I wanted to kill him to bury the memory of his father because each time I see him, he reminds me of his father’s wickedness to me,” she said.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, Joy on 21 July at Sabuwar Abuja Quarters, Kano, northwest Nigeria used a knife and stabbed her son on his stomach, bursting the intestines.
The boss who raised alarm over the spate of rape involving teenagers in the state said his Command has resolved to ensure prosecution of rapists in the state and advised parents to keep watchful eyes on their children.
He revealed that on 17 July, Abubakar Ya’u, 20,…

Lady Gaga tweets 'naked' picture of herself reclining on an armchair

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She recently caused a stir when she unveiled her new perfume ad, starring herself, naked, with only 'tiny men' crawling over her to protect her modesty.
But it appears Lady Gaga hasn't tired of baring flesh for her fans.
The 26-year-old tweeted a snap of herself apparently fully naked, sitting in an armchair, hugging her legs to her chest.

Boko Haram Kills 2 Airforce Operatives In Kano

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram operatives shot at an Air force staff car on Zaria Road in Kano early afternoon killing  two airmen,- a driver and orderly of a senior airforce officer.
 An airforce commander in Kano confirmed to 3m360 that the two junior ranking airmen died in the attack.
 Two men riding on motorbike appear beside the airmen close to the flyover  and shot severally at the service car.  The airmen were on their way to Kaduna to pick up a senior officer.
The attack, which took place on Zaria Road in Naibawa area of the metropolis, disrupted traffic and forced motorists heading to Kaduna and Abuja to cancel their trips. The gunmen reportedly fled through a farmland in the area.

Thirteen Killed In Benin - Ore Auto Accident

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A headlong crash between an IVECO Truck and a commuter on Sunday morning along the busy Lagos -Benin highway has killed thirteen people. One person was critically injured and is currently receiving treatment in a hospital close to the scene of the accident.
The auto accident involving two vehicles occurred on the Benin–Ore part of the Lagos –Benin highway.
Road safety officials reports that a Toyota Hiace commuter bus with 15 passengers on board  crashed headlong into an IVECO Truck while it was descending a steep slope.

The two vehicles collided head on at 7.45 AM on kilometer 53 before Ohosun near the boundary of Ondo and Edo state.
The bus which was driving against the traffic when the crash occurred is registered to Anambra state mass transit company.
The accident led to the instant death of 13 males, another male was critically injured and rushed to Shiloh Hospital Ugbogui for medical attention. The death victims of the accident were also deposited in the mortuary at the clinic.

D'banj Puts Auto Lounge Boss, Larry Onuegbu In Police Detention! ...Over fraudulent sale of Naeto C's Porsche Cayenne wedding gift.

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Barely days after he suffered public humiliation by been thrown out of the Abuja arm of Auto Lounge- the all night place of leisure owned by money man, Larry Onuegbo- it's pay back time for celebrated musician widely known as Dbanj ( Dapo Oyebanjo).

And fortunately for him- sources claim, he is prosecuting a case that has 'merit'

The singer that is surfing on the wave of international recognition just ensured the continuous detention of the man that assaulted him- club owner, Larry Onuegbu.

Unlike Dbanj that was reportedly ordered out of Auto Lounge at Larry's whim- the club owner has a criminal case to answer for.

He reportedly collected money under false


pretences. And defrauded client millions of naira.

Sources claimed the allegation against him is that, he sold the 2009 edition of choice car, Porsche Cayenne as a 2012 edition.

He reportedly perfected this by buying a 'used car' and refurbished it with guarantees to his client that- it is the 2012 Edition.

The purc…

Full List Of Salaries: Nigerian Senators Earn More Than President Barack Obama

In the United States, while the minimum wage is $1,257 (N191, 667), a US lawmaker earns $15,080 (N2.3m) per month. In the United Kingdom, a lawmaker earns $8,686(N1.3m) monthly while the gross national minimum wage is $1,883 (N283, 333) per month.
Also, Nigerian lawmakers earn higher than their counterparts in Sweden. With a monthly pay of $7,707 (N1.2m), a lawmaker in Sweden will need to work for over 12 years to equal what a Nigerian senator earn per annum.
The president of the United States takes home an anual salary of $400,000 (N64.156,0m), including a $50,000 expense allowance making the president the highest paid public servant in the US. The $400,000 includes everything and $350,000 out of it is taxable.
Selected States (salary per annum)
The prime minister of the United Kingdom……USD 226,627.00
French president………………………………….. USD 318,072.00
South African president…………………………..USD 296,112.00
German chancelor………………………………….USD 296,112.00
The Prime Minister of Belgium…………………..USD 174,804.…

Olaitan’s murder:Why his friend was arrested in Benin..Group alleges frame-up

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Controversy appears to be trailing the arrest by the Police in Benin yesterday  of Rev David Ugolor,Executive Director of  Afri Network For Environment And Economic Justice,ANEEJ in the course of investigations into  the assassination of Olaitan Oyerinde ,principal private secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.Ugolor’s arrest remains a puzzle to outsiders because the late Oyerinde was his bosom friend .

But just as the member of the public were wondering what may be happening, a press release by ANEEJ today gave  some insight into why the cleric was arrested just as the group alleged that Ugolor was being framed up.

Though the Police have yet to issue a statement on the matter at the time of this report,Innocent Edemhanria, programme/policy officer of ANEEJ said in a statement  today that “Between 5-6pm, the security men (who arrested Ugolor)  met with some relations of Rev. David Ugolor and his Lawyer and informed him that one of the suspects arrested in connection with t…

Drake's Management Sued For Unpaid Royalties

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Before Lil Wayne made headlines signing Drake to Young Money, it was talent scout James "Jas" Prince Jr. who first saw the potential in the Toronto MC. And now the young Houston executive wants what he claims is his just due.
The New York Daily News reported that Jas Prince, son of Rap-a-Lot CEO J. Prince, has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court against Drake's management team for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty. In total, there are 10 claims against Drizzy's manager Cortez Bryant, Gerald "Gee" Roberson, Derrick Lawrence and the firm Aspire Music Group LLC.
It's well-known that it was Prince who first introduced Drake to the team over at Young Money after hearing his music on MySpace. "One day while leavin the [mall], I just threw [Drake's] CD in and let it play," Prince told music-industry veteran Al Lindstrom in an April interview.
"[Lil Wayne] was like, 'Wait ... who is this?' and I was like, 'Drake …

Mobb Deep's Havoc Confirms He Sent 'Gay' Prodigy Tweets

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It's about to be hell on earth all over again, now that the quiet storm that was brewing between Mobb Deep's Havoc and Prodigy seems to be threatening the group's reign on hip-hop. On Friday (July 27), in an interview with AllHipHop.com, Hav took full ownership of tweets alleging that Pee was a homosexual, months after claiming his account was hacked.
"The tweets is crazy," he told AllHipHop.com Friday, before confirming that he sent all of the original messages on April 9. "And I was speaking of a standpoint of being mad, but still being truthful of how I felt — but it was just the wrong thing to do at that time."
Things began to sour between the groupmates in April when Havoc took to Twitter and made serious allegations about Prodigy's sexuality, even strangely congratulating Pee and Rihanna on their engagement, which, of course, never happened. "Congrats to P @prodigymobbdeep and @rihanna for getting married soon!! @rihanna please confirm,&quo…

Krayzie Bone Arrested For DUI

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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper Krayzie Bone, was arrested this morning in L.A. for driving drunk.
Law enforcement state the 39-year-old was pulled over around 12:30 AM on a routine traffic stop, when officers suspected Krayzie was too tipsey to drive. The rapper is said to have failed the field sobriety tests. The breathalyzer tested over .10, which is well above the legal limit in California, .08.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Batman' Movie Massacre -- Theater Steps Up for Victims' Funeral Expenses

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The theater where James Holmes opened fire last week, killing 12 people, is offering to pick up funeral expenses for the victims' families ... 3m360 has learned.Several funerals were held Friday in Aurora, Colorado -- one of them for Rebecca Wingo ... a 32-year-old mother of 2. Sources close to Rebecca's mother tell 3m360, Cinemark -- corporate owners of the Century 16 Theater -- called the chapel where Rebecca's service was held ... and offered to foot the bill for her funeral.In fact, the owner of the chapel says Cinemark told him it was willing to provide financial backing to all victims' families -- by paying any funeral expenses not covered by the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.We're told Rebecca's mother turned down the offer.It's unclear how many funeral homes and chapels in Aurora got the same call. Cinemark hasn't returned our call for comment yet.

JTF Kills Four, Arrests 50 Over Killings of Two Indians, Others - As Gunmen

Nigeria:Maiduguri — The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State said it has killed two suspects and arrested 26 others who were responsible for the killing of two Indians at a Gum Arabic Factory in Maiduguri on Wednesday. JTF spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said in a statement in Maiduguri yesterday that the suspects were responsible for the slaughtering of Shanker Saha, 35, and Bokul Chander Mondal also 35 as well as serial killings in Maiduguri and environs in the last few days.

Another Indian, Biesh Yadav, 43, is recuperating at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) following cuts in his neck during the attack.

According to the JTF spokesman, "following intelligence report available to the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order, special operation was conducted on Thursday 26 and early hours of Friday 27 July, 2012.

"The operation led to the arrest of 26 terrorists and the killings of two suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists at Biafra Bula-bulin, …

China claimed the first Olympic gold of the London 2012 Games

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China claimed the first Olympic gold of the London 2012 Games Saturday, with a victory for 23-year-old Siling Yi in the women's 10-meter air rifle shooting.

Meanwhile, rival American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are set to go head-to-head in a battle that will be a highlight of the first official day of the Games.

And Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku became the first athlete to be sanctioned for failing an anti-doping test at the London Games.

Pulaku, 20, tested positive on Monday for the steroid stanozolol, the International Olympic Committee said, and has been excluded from the competition.

Queen Elizabeth II, who officially declared the Games open on Friday night, made an appearance at the Aquatics Center Saturday to watch the action.

Phelps and Lochte are competing in the men's 400-meter individual medley -- a race that combines four different swimming strokes -- after both made it through the heats to the final, Phelps only by a whisker.

Phelps' slightly below-…

First world records fall at London 2012

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The first world records of the London 2012 Olympics have been set by a blind South Korean archer -- hours before Friday's much-anticipated opening ceremony was due to begin.

Im Dong Hyun is legally classified as blind and cannot see out of his right eye, but it did not stop the two-time gold medalist bettering his own leading 72-arrow score in the qualification competition at Lord's cricket ground in the British capital.

London 2012: Results and Schedule

The 26-year-old, who struggles to read a newspaper, scored 699, which put him top of the standings ahead of compatriots Kim Bubmin and Oh Jin Hyek.

The efforts of the trio also delivered a second world record, as South Korea registered a landmark combined total of 2,087 for the team event -- a discipline the Asian nation has won gold in at the last two Games.

The event at the home of English cricket was held behind closed doors, but it did not stop fans queuing in an attempt to gain entry to the stadium.

"Tickets have not been …

Diesel Tanker Explodes At MTN Premises In Abuja

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Residents of Maitama District in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital city, were thrown into panic today when a truck delivering diesel at the MTN premises caught fire and exploded in the high brow neighborhood.
The area was condoned off by security agents, but police spokesman Frank Mba told SaharaReporters that there were no fatalities or injuries in the incident

Mystery fire disfigures woman 11 days before wedding

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If Charity Okoroukwu, a 27-year-old woman, who graduated in Business Administration from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu, had known that danger was lurking around the corner 11 days to her wedding, she would not have attempted to refuel a kerosene lantern on December 17, 2011.

On that fateful day, she was refuelling the lantern when it caught fire, exploded and left her with third degree burns. But till date, a yet unsolved riddle still bothers her about the incident. The fire, which disrupted her life, did not affect the keg containing the kerosene. At the time, the native of Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State was awaiting mobilisation for the mandatory national youths service scheme. Now, she needs more than N2 million for a plastic surgery.

Charity, fondly addressed as ‘Chacha’ by her friends at the IMT, told Daily Sun: “When I was in the IMT where I graduated on December 6, 2011, I was popularly known as Chacha. Few days later, I left Enugu for our…

Prince Jackson, Son Of Michael Jackson, Threatens To Tell The Truth

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As if the Jackson family drama couldn't get any more twisted, Michael Jackson's oldest son, Prince, is now threatening to tell the truth if the lies don't stop. The 15-year-old tweeted early Thursday morning about the return of his grandmother Katherine, about the mistreatment from his aunts and uncles (including Janet, Austin and Rebbie) and about a warning issued from his late father, who he said "had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways."
Prince's exigency comes at the behest of his two siblings, sister Paris, 14, and brother Blanket, 10. Prince had previously remained quiet about the bizarre series of events this week, which have seen his 82-year-old grandmother reported missing, found the next day at a resort in Arizona on doctor's orders, and then losing her guardianship over her three grandchildren.
Early Thursday morning, Prince tweeted, "grandma's here! #thankyougod." He then continued with shocking claims against his…

World’s eyes on London ahead of opening ceremony

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LONDON (AFP) – London began the final countdown Friday to the opening ceremony that will officially kick off its Olympic Games, with some 120 world leaders arriving in the British capital for the spectacle.

Organisers expect more than a billion people worldwide to watch the event on television, while tens of thousands will see the show live at the Olympic Stadium in east London.

The Olympic torch was making its way down the River Thames onboard the Gloriana, the royal barge of Queen Elizabeth II, on the last day of its 10-week journey around Britain.

In Westminster, Big Ben chimed for three minutes from 8:12 am (0712 GMT) to ring in the Games, 12 hours ahead of pre-ceremony entertainment scheduled to start at the symbolic time of 20:12 pm.

The huge bell at the British parliament was joined by hundreds of bell-ringers across the country in a cacophony of ringing to mark the beginning of the extravaganza.

Footballer David Beckham is expected to be among the final torchbearers carrying the Ol…

NDLEA Arrests Female Drug Smugglers "Their Bras, Hair Wig Are Hideout For Drugs"

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NDLEA officers nab three young women attempting to smuggle drugs overseas.

They were arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for attempting to smuggle 4.5 kilogrammes of narcotics, carefully hidden in their brassieres and hair wigs.

All three suspects were apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Two of the suspects, who were to board an Egypt airline flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, through Cairo were caught with 3.6 kilogrammes of methamphetamines neatly hidden in customized underwears and hair wigs.

Another female suspect, who claimed to be three months pregnant, was found to have ingested 900 grammes of substance that tested positive for cocaine.

The NDLEA Commander at the Abuja Airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan gave the names of the suspects as Miss Anene Blessing Iruoma, 26, Miss Obiakor Maryann Okwudili, 34 and Miss Mbechi Obiageli Susan, 38 years old.

The NDLEA boss commended FAAN for alerting the N…

THE STAGE, "unrivaled talents and skills".

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THE STAGE, "unrivaled talents and skills".
Music, Comedy, Dance, Visual art, Poetry, Fashion.
Sunday July 29th, Time: 5pm, Venue: Koga Lounge, 2 Bolaji Street Oregun, Ikeja.
Let?s take you on a new cruise of relaxation and entertainment.
For seats reservation call 07037711345. Be our guest.

LOUD ON SOUND ( Concert/Fashion Show)

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Bankhead Entertainment And Storm Records Presents

LOUD ON SOUND ( Concert/Fashion Show)

Performances By :-LOS  Davido, Shank, Iyanya, Adey, Sasha P, Burna Boy, Ozzy-B, Rilwan, Muna, Vector, Dammy Krane, Flowssick, Dotstar, ChuddyK, Hakeem D Dream, Dpzle, Yung6ix, Ajebutter, DRB

Venue:- Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.

Date :- 27th Of July 2012
Time :- 6PM
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Nas Explains How He Went From 'Life's A Bitch' To 'Life Is Good'

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Listening to Nas' Life Is Good is like dropping a golden subway token into a mechanical turnstile, one that grants you instant entry into a New York City of days long gone.
A product of the gritty Queensbridge Houses, Nas navigates his borough in dizzyingly poetic detail, shouting out 'hood-famous hustlers and incense-burning Five-Percenters over a bed of rich horns and pounding knocks. "Colosseum downstairs, gold-teeth mouth," the baby-faced 39-year-old spits on "A Queens Story," giving a nod to the mall on Jamaica Avenue and 165th Street where a basement throbbed with jewelers and hair-extension purveyors.
If that sounds like golden-era nostalgia, then fair enough, but as God's Son told us when we sat down with him in L.A. for MTV's Hip-Hop Music Preview, "I got jazz in my soul." On Life Is Good, Nasty Nas tapped those blues for a reverie on his rise but also an honest dissection of his failed marriage and his shortcomings as a father, ext…

Kristen Stewart’s scandal gets Gaga’s sympathy, but fan’s ire

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Kristen Stewart can count Lady Gaga among the celebs coming to her defense in the wake of a cheating scandal involving the “Twilight” star and a film director.

Gaga tweeted some words of sympathy for Stewart and her co-star/boyfriend Robert Pattinson on Wednesday, not long after Stewart publicly apologized to Pattinson for her fling with filmmaker Rupert Sanders. Sanders, who helmed Stewart’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” is married with two kids.


“I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected,” Stewart said in a statement to People magazine. “This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry.”

The coverage of Stewart’s apology was so pervasive that even Lady Gaga offered her opinion: “Geez this kirstew rob stuff is brutal. Makes me sad the way press acts,” she wrote. “Hope they’re ok.”

So far, Pattinson is the …

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