Sunday, May 21, 2017

Coup Scare: Nigerian Army Clamps Down On Suspected Soldiers

The Nigerian Army may have begun an internal search for soldiers and officers suspected to be engaging in political meetings, a top military source has told SUNDAY PUNCH. The source said that some arrests may have been made, but that the information was being kept as top secret so as not to add to the public tension.
Some other sources who spoke to our correspondent on Saturday also noted that the  establishment of an army unit in Daura, Katsina State, on Friday, named Muhammadu Buhari Forward Operation Base, by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, was an effort to fortify the president’s hometown and a public pledge of loyalty.
On Tuesday, Buratai, in a tense language, had warned officers and soldiers to steer clear of politics, as information had reached him that some officers were involved in political meetings for “undisclosed reasons.”
The army chief had advised officers and soldiers interested in politicking to resign from the service, as any officer caught would be severely penalized.

US Air Force fighter jets escorted an American Airlines plane into Hawaii after a passenger disturbance

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US Air Force fighter jets escorted an American Airlines plane into Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday after a passenger disturbance on the flight.
The FBI did not immediately disclose the nature of the incident, but local CBS and NBC affiliates reported Friday that a passenger on American Airlines Flight 31 was detained after trying to breach the cockpit.
Crew members on Flight 31 and an off-duty police officer restrained the man aboard the flight which originated from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the reports said. Flight 31 landed safely in Honolulu at 11:35 a.m. local time. No injuries were reported.
Federal authorities were preparing a criminal complaint to charge Turkish national Anil Uskanil, 25, with interference with a flight crew, FBI special-agent-in charge Paul Delacourt said at a Honolulu news conference, Reuters said.

Suicide bomber blown up as he waits to attack UNIMAID students

Another suicide bomber was blown up at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) yesterday moments before he could attack a student gathering on the campus.
He was the only casualty of the attack, according to the police and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Ibrahim Mallam Abdulkadir, spokesman for NEMA in the Northeast said the explosive which the bomber strapped to his body went off while he was waiting “for the right opportunity to detonate the bomb among students.”
“Today, May 20, at some minutes past 10 am, one male adult suicide bomber hid in the bush within university community surrounding, supposedly trying to gain access into university where students are gathering,” Abdulkadir said in a statement.

Revenge porn crackdown: NSW offenders could be jailed for up to three years

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People who post revenge porn images of former partners could be jailed for up to three years under laws to be introduced in New South Wales.
Perpetrators could also be fined up to $11,000 for posting the intimate images without consent.
The NSW attorney general, Mark Speakman, said the new bill would give victims the right to ensure culprits were held to account.

photos : Beyonce's African themed Push Through party


Beyoncé had her Push-Through party and every member of her family was in attendance. Husband, Jay Z, Mum, Tina Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Solange, Michelle Williams and a host of others. The Push Through party was African themed, with African drummers, people dressed in African outfits and Afrobeats music blasting in one of the make shift huts etc. More photos after the cut...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump strikes arms deal with Saudis worth $350bn, $110bn to take effect immediately

Trump strikes arms deal with Saudis worth $350bn, $110bn to take effect immediately

In his first overseas trip as president, Donald Trump sealed an arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth $350 billion over 10 years, with nearly $110 billion to take effect immediately. The agreement is said to bolster security “in the face of Iranian threats.”
"This package of defense equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian related threats. Additionally, it bolsters the Kingdom's ability to provide for its own security and continue contributing to counterterrorism operations across the region, reducing the burden on US military forces," the US Department of State said in a statement on Saturday.

White House officials say Trump is 'undisciplined' and 'self-destructive'

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President Trump is abroad on his first foreign trip, but that hasn't stopped his problems from piling up at home. And despite administration officials' public attempts at pivoting the focus to the national security risks of leaking information to the public, staffers are privately "exasperated" by Trump, according to Axios' Jonathan Swan and Mike Allen
"They view their boss as completely undisciplined and self-destructive," Axios reported
On Friday, the New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials former FBI director James Comey was "a real nut job" and that firing Comey had taken "great pressure" off of him. Trump had fired Comey one day before making the alleged comments to Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during an Oval Office meeting.

1 dead after car plows into pedestrians at New York’s Times Square

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New York City Police have declared a “mass casualty incident” after a speeding car drove onto the sidewalk in Times Square, killing one and injuring at least a dozen people. The incident does not seem to be a terrorist attack, police said.
One person was killed and 22 were injured, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told reporters Thursday afternoon. He identified the victim as an 18-year-old woman.
“There is no indication that this was an act of terror,” DeBlasio said, calling New York the “safest big city in the world.”
WCBS-TV has identified the suspect as a 26-year-old male resident of The Bronx. City officials confirmed that he had two previous drunk-driving convictions, in 2008 and 2015. The New York Post gives the suspect’s name as Richard Rojas. According to Mayor DeBlasio, Rojas is a US citizen and a US Navy veteran, with a criminal record.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


I graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University OOU in Ogun state year 2003 with Bsc in Chemistry. After my graduation I spent 2 year in ijebu loitering around the street seeking job with series of application but non yield a good result. I left Ogun state for Lagos the first Sunday of September 2005 to make a better living as a man. Arriving at the Ajah motor park, I picked up my belongings and proceeded to the next available ATM machine cos I had no money left on me, while in the line at the ATM machine, I felt a touch behind me, to my surprise, it was my classmate back in my primary school days, I was so happy to meet him again cos I had no ties in Lagos but left Ogun state wit the hope of being a successful man. He took me to a nearby restaurant in his Toyota corolla sport car and entertained me with delicious meal and chilled drinks. I quickly explained to him my condition and experience of unemployment, he took me to his apartment in one of the biggest estate in Ajah, gave me a room to stay till I Finally have a place of my own, he fed me and took charge my responsibilities.

Marriage is too important to stamped, shame or bully people into (by Charles Irongesit )

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Just stepped out of my cousin's house in Benin to head back to Lagos. Honestly, people, please and please, stop telling girls to go and marry or running down people who are not married yet. Let each person marry at his/her own pace and to whatever choice of person he/she chooses. Marriage is too important to stamped, shame or bully people into.
My female cousin's marriage is in distress. To cut a lot story short: She is a certain type of person and her husband is his own type of person. However, the problem is while they were dating, the lady swore heaven and earth to understand his type of lifestyle, desires dreams etc. He also swore the same thing. However, the lady knew his own lifestyle and thoughts were quite unconventional for Nigerian men and Nigerian culture, so she made a bigger deal of swearing and convincing him of her readiness to adapt and tolerate him.
Now, eight years later. They barely talk and haven't slept in the same room for two years. She is my cousin and I will not be partial. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump calls for tougher sanctions on North Korea

North Korea defies international community with renewed missile test [EPA/KCNA]

US President Donald Trump has called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after it test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday.
The missile was fired from the region of Kusong, northwest of Pyongyang, where North Korea, in February, successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile.
Multiple sets of UN and US sanctions against North Korea have done little to deter it from pursuing its nuclear and missile ambitions.

Trump's loyalists are praising Comey's ouster as a blow against the 'deep state,' a far-right conspiracy

President Donald Trump's shocking decision to fire FBI director James Comey on Tuesday set off one of the most tumultuous weeks in his young administration. Critics on both sides of the aisle blasted the president for firing the man who was overseeing an investigation into him and his associates for possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
But Trump's most dedicated supporters see things a little differently. To them, Trump's decision to fire Comey was a welcome sign of a democratically-elected president striking back at the American "deep state" — a theory peddled by those on the far-right, which asserts that there is a shadow network of government officials, politicians, and intelligence agents who are covertly working to undermine Trump's agenda and ultimately overthrow him.
Though there is no credible evidence of an American deep state, talks of it have been widespread on far-right news outlets like InfoWars and Breitbart. They've also found a home among notable pundits including Fox News host Sean Hannity, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Rep. Steve King of Iowa.

North Korea says new rocket can carry nuclear warhead

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully launched a new type of ballistic missile in its latest test which it said was aimed at building capacity to launch nuclear missiles.
The North fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday in a launch that that came just days after South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in, who has called for closer engagement with the North, was inaugurated in Seoul.

Sunday's launch was of a "new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket" named the Hwasong-12, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Papua New Guinea mass jailbreak: suspects awaiting trial among 17 shot dead

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Killings take place in the Pacific nation’s second largest city of Lae after 77 people break out of notorious Buimo jail
Seventeen prisoners have been shot dead and dozens are still at large after a mass escape at Papua New Guinean jail.
At least 77 male prisoners from the notoriously overcrowded prison in the city of Lae attempted a mass escape on Friday morning. Only three were apprehended, and 57 remain at large. It’s not yet clear who fired on the 17 men killed.
“These are undesirable people and will be a threat to the community,” Lae police metropolitan commander Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr said of the escapees. “The majority of those who escaped were arrested for serious crimes and were in custody awaiting trial.

Light plane crashes and burns in Bosnia, kills five including three children

Five people, including three children, were killed in Bosnia on Saturday, May 13 when a light aircraft they were travelling in crashed near the southern town of Mostar, police said. The accident occurred at 3.50 pm local time (13:50 GMT) and police, firefighters, paramedics and a prosecutor were at the site of the crash, a police duty officer told Reuters.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Research suggests being-lazy is a sign of high intelligence

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New research seems to prove the theory that brainy people spend more time lazing around than their active counterparts. 
Findings from a US-based study seem to support the idea that people with a high IQ get bored less easily, leading them to spend more time engaged in thought. 
And active people may be more physical as they need to stimulate their minds with external activities, either to escape their thoughts or because they get bored quickly
Researchers from the Florida Gulf Coast University gave a classic test – dating back three decades - to a group of students.  
The ‘need for cognition’ questionnaire asked participants to rate how strongly they agree with statements such as "I really enjoy a task that involves coming up with new solutions to problems", and "I only think as hard as I have to". 

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

Voting began Sunday in Nepal’s first local elections for two decades, a landmark moment in the country’s fraught transition to democracy.
Polls opened in three provinces at 7:00 am (0115 GMT), with nearly 50,000 candidates vying for the position of mayor, deputy mayor, ward chairman and ward member in 283 local municipalities.
With nearly 70 percent of the population aged under 35, many are electing their local representatives for the first time.The local representatives were last elected in 1997 and their five-year terms expired at the height of the brutal Maoist insurgency.
The ten-year war ended in 2006 and the country began a rocky transition from a Hindu monarchy to a secular federal republic, which has seen it cycle through nine governments.

Man who threatened to kill Barack Obama, his family sentenced to five years in prison

A man from Oregon, US, who threatened to kill former President, Barack Obama and his family over social media has been sentenced to five years in a U.S. federal prison.
U.S. District Court Judge, Michael McShane sentenced 62-year-old John Roos of Medford to 63 months in prison.
He also got a three-year post-prison supervision upon his release.
A U.S. Department of Justice news release said that Roos pleaded guilty to charges related to the threats and other charges for possession of an unregistered explosive device.
Roos explained in court that he threatened to kill Obama and the former first family on Twitter.
The Justice Department also said Roos has also posted on Facebook threats to kill FBI agents with hunting rifles.
However, Roos has said the threats were not serious.

Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as president with Paris under tight security

Emmanuel Macron is welcomed by his predecessor François Hollande as he arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris

Emmanuel Macron has become France’s youngest ever president, officially taking over from François Hollande.
Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Élysée Palace in central Paris on Sunday in a motorcade and walked down the red carpet under light rain to be greeted by Hollande for his inauguration. The new president’s wife, Brigitte, arrived separately.
A week after his victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a tumultuous election, Macron had a private meeting with Hollande at which he was given the codes to launch France’s nuclear weapons.
Hollande left the Élysée to applause from palace employees and the president of the constitutional council, Laurent Fabius, proclaimed the official result of the vote, formally inaugurating Macron.
Macron formally took power after his predecessor, Socialist Francois Hollande, met with him for one hour and left.

Greece train hits house after derailing, killing two

Firefighters at the scene of a derailed train near the village of Adendro, some 40km (25 miles) west of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, 14 May 2017

At least two people have been killed and others seriously injured after a passenger train derailed in northern Greece, officials say.
The train, travelling from Athens, struck a house when it left the track near the city of Thessaloniki.
A resident at the property said he managed to jump from a balcony just before the train made impact.
Pictures from the town of Adendro showed smashed carriages. It is unclear what caused the train to derail.
The train was carrying 70 passengers, most of whom were safely evacuated within three hours of the accident on Saturday night, according to reports.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

'I was never afraid to be a provocative woman': Missy Elliott rocks Marc Jacobs track suit as she reveals inspiration for iconic outfits

Superstar: Missy Elliott, 45, opened up on fashion inspirations and her public image in an interview for the June 2017 issue of Elle 

'I was never afraid to be a provocative woman': Missy Elliott rocks Marc Jacobs track suit as she reveals inspiration for iconic outfits

When asked about her iconic plastic-bag suit for the music video The Rain, Elliott reported: 'To me, the outfit was a way to mask my shyness behind all the chaos of the look.'
'The outfit was a symbol of power. I loved the idea of feeling like a hip-hop Michelin woman,' she continued.

'I knew I could have on a blow-up suit and still have people talking.'
'It was bold and different. I’ve always seen myself as an innovator and a creative unlike any other.'
On keeping her brand in check, the Grammy-winner reported: 'One thing I won’t do is compromise. I will never do something based on what everybody else is telling me to do.'
'And have to kick myself in the ass every night. Nah. I have to make sure that it’s right.' she added.

Anthony Joshua receives surprise early morning visit from drug testers

Only 12 days after Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley to retain his IBF title and claim the vacant WBA and IBO belts, he received a surprise visit from drug testers very early on Thursday morning.
The 27-year-old champion shared the video to his Instagram stories before 8 a.m. this morning. In the video, a man can be seen reading through a list of questions which Joshua was expected to supply answers to.

Tyga's girlfriend goes completely nude

24-year-old Jordan Ozuna was linked to Tyga weeks back after they were spotted having lunch together. She was also linked to Justin Bieber between 2013 and 2014.
After Jordan posted photos of herself from a bed believed to be Justin's, a woman spoke up to reveal that Jordan was still legally married to her son, Daniel Ozuna.
Well, her marriage to Daniel is officially over now and she can do as she likes, including sharing nude photos. The former Vega Hooters waitress shared a photo of herself completely naked on a bed in some sort of resort and it has garnered so many likes and comments on Instagram.

White House says Comey committed ‘atrocities’ as FBI director

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A White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday that President Trump fired James Comey after receiving a letter that outlined “atrocities” committed by the FBI director.
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that “one of the big catalysts” for Trump was Comey’s decision to hold a press conference last summer announcing the bureau’s conclusions in its probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails without telling then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch what he was going to say.
“He had essentially taken a stick of dynamite and thrown it into the Department of Justice by going around the chain of command,” Huckabee Sanders said. “That is simply not allowed.”
During testimony to Congress last week, Comey said that Lynch’s controversial tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton last June led him to believe that the Justice Department could not by itself “credibly” conclude its investigation.
“That was a hard call for me to make, to call the attorney general that morning and say, ‘I’m about to do a press conference and I’m not going to tell you what I’m going to say,'” Comey testified. “I knew this would be disastrous for me personally, but I thought this is the best way to protect these institutions that we care so much about.”

Putin says Russia had ‘nothing to do’ with Trump’s firing of Comey

Putin says Comey's firing won't affect U.S.-Russian relations. (CBS News)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow had “nothing to do” with President Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey amid the bureau’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
In an impromptu interview with a CBS News reporter in a tunnel adjacent to a hockey rink, Putin said the move would not affect U.S.-Russia relations.
“There will be no effect,” Putin, dressed in his hockey gear and holding a stick, said through a translator. “Your question looks very funny for me. Don’t be angry with me. We have nothing to do with that.”

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Paris's Gare du Nord train station reopens after security alert

Police poured into Paris' Gare du Nord station late Monday, evacuating passengers from platforms and sealing off the area for several hours in a new security scare to hit the French capital.

Paris police spokeswoman Johanna Primevert told The Associated Press that the operation was aimed at "removing doubt" and ended with no arrests, but she would not say what prompted it. A station employee said the operation focused on a train from Valenciennes in northern France.
The busy station is the terminus of a large suburban and national rail network as well as Eurostar trains from London.

Rare £1.2million Ferrari driver faces court over horror crash that killed 13-year-old boy

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A Ferrari driver will appear in court next month over the death of a 13-year-old boy killed in a horror crash.
Alexander Worth was declared dead at the scene after the £1.2 million supercar ploughed through a fence in North Warnborough, Hampshire, on August 26 last year.
Matt Cobden, 38, has been reported for summons for causing death by careless driving and is due to attend Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on June 6, the Daily Echo reports.
Cobden, who owns a bespoke luxury car storage facility, was rushed to North Hampshire Hospital in a serious condition after the crash.

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star hit with a toilet

US president, Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood walk of Fame has been vandalized a couple of times and the vandals don't seem to be backing down anytime soon .

The star got hit again but this time around, with a toilet which had the word '' Take A Trump'' inscribed on it.

The golden toilet which was placed right next to Trump's star over the weekend, was filled something wet and filthy.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ  no one has reported the vandalism, and they're not yet investigating the toilet prank. The site also reached out to Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the stars' maintenance but so far no response from them.

Monday, May 8, 2017

The FBI is scrambling to correct some of James Comey's testimony on Hillary Clinton's emails

FBI director James Comey generated national headlines last week with his dramatic testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, explaining his “incredibly painful” decision to go public about the Hillary Clinton emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Perhaps Comey’s most surprising revelation was that Huma Abedin — Weiner’s wife and a top Clinton deputy — had made “a regular practice” of forwarding “hundreds and thousands” of Clinton messages to her husband, “some of which contain classified information.” Comey testified that Abedin had done this so that the disgraced former congressman could print them out for her boss. (Weiner’s laptop was seized after he came under criminal investigation for sex crimes, following a media report about his online relationship with a teenager.)
The New York Post plastered its story on the front page with a photo of an underwear-clad Weiner and the headline: “HARD COPY: Huma sent Weiner classified Hillary emails to print out.” The Daily News went with a similar front-page screamer: “HUMA ERROR: Sent classified emails to sext maniac Weiner.”

The problem: Much of what Comey said about this was inaccurate. Now the FBI is trying to figure out what to do about it.

Suffer from headaches or migraines for no apparent reason? This could be why

From stripey sofas to brutalist buildings, patterns of parallel lines found everywhere could be bringing misery to millions of headache sufferers, according to scientists.
While the link between flashing lights and certain forms of epilepsy is well known, some static patterns made up of bars and lines are now suspected of causing negative effects even in the brains of healthy people.
Researchers at the University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands say that a rise in a type of brain activity seen when such images are viewed indicates a possible cause of headaches.
Around one in five women and one in 15 men suffer from migraines in the United Kingdom, costing the economy an estimated 25 million working days per year.

Woman jailed seven years for stabbing husband to death over Baba Ijebu

The convict, Onyinyechi, was said to have stabbed her 35-year-old husband, Abuchi Akunne, with a kitchen knife during an argument on March 28, 2015 at their residence located at No. 85, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, Lagos.
For pleading guilty to stabbing her husband to death with a kitchen knife over Premier Lotto tickets, popularly called Baba Ijebu, Justice Josephine Oyefeso of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a 29-year-old housewife, Onyinyechi Akunne, to seven years imprisonment.
The convict, Onyinyechi, was said to have stabbed her 35-year-old husband, Abuchi Akunne, with a kitchen knife during an argument on March 28, 2015 at their residence located at No. 85, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, Lagos.
She was initially charged for murder but was commuted to a charge of grievous bodily harm and pleaded guilty to it.While delivering judgment, Justice Oyefeso rejected a clause in the plea bargain agreement where it was proposed that the housewife should serve a sentence of community service instead of a prison term.

Phoenix serial killer suspect arrested

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Police in the US state of Arizona say a man arrested last month is responsible for a series of deadly shootings in Phoenix last year.
Aaron Saucedo, 23, had already been charged with murder in connection with a killing in August 2015, police say.
Now he has been linked to the deaths of eight other people, between January and July 2016.
Police say they have not identified a motive but believe he acted alone. His lawyer has not commented.

91 year old Queen Elizabeth II photographed driving a green Jaguar after Church services

91-year-old Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II was seen behind the wheel of her green Jaguar, while driving home from a Sunday morning service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Park. The Queen is the only person in the UK permitted to drive without a licence. A security guard however accompanied her. Another photo after the cut..

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Emmanuel Macron elected next French president

Macron's win makes him France's youngest leader since Napoleon [Reuters]
Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, resoundingly defeating Marine Le Pen, the far-right nationalist who threatened to pull out of the European Union.
The centrist's emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, will bring huge relief to European allies who feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump's election as US president.
Macron - the 39-year-old former investment banker, who served for two years as economy minister but has never previously held elected office - will now become France's youngest leader since Napoleon with a promise to transcend outdated left-right divisions.

How Sinzu, one among Nigeria’s most proficient rappers, deserted music to grow to be an American jailbird

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In 2005, while the rapper referred to as Sauce Kid launched ‘Yebariba’, a cowl of the Remy Ma hit ‘Conceited’, it seemed he changed into destined for the big league and come to be a superstar.
12 years later, it hasn’t quite worked out for him like that. Instead of the quick cars, bitches and weed lifestyle he preferred to rap about; he’s a jailbird in the US, remanded on at least 3 events for prices of robbery.
Sinzu became-is a rare expertise. His capacity to weave complex American fashion rap around Nigerian slangs made him a quick contender for one of Naija’s best. He moved to america after his secondary college training in Lagos, Nigeria.
While there, he met up with a positive T Billion (Tee Billz subsequently) and formed a record label called Q Beats.

Nicki Minaj Helps Dozens of her Fans Settle their Student Loans & Tuition Fees

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Nicki Minaj has offered to pay more than 25 of her fans’ student loans and other debts, and also get some of them into school.
The singer was tweeting about her latest giving back contest which involves her fans making a video of her song “Regret in your Years”.
The prize was to fly the winners to Las Vegas for her concert.
When Nicki Minaj tweeted that citizens from all countries can enter the contest, one fan replied: “Well you wanna pay for my tuition?” That was how the giveaway started.

50,000 evacuate German city over unexploded WWII bombs

More than 50,000 people were evacuated from Germany's northern city of Hanover on Sunday in one of the country's largest post-war operations to defuse unexploded World War II-era bombs.
Residents in a densely populated part of the city were ordered to leave their homes for the operation, planned since mid-April, to remove several recently discovered unexploded bombs.
Authorities had expected to remove at least five explosive devices, but only three were found. Two were defused successfully, while the third required special equipment to be made safe.
At two other sites, only scrap metal was found.

16 Psychological Reasons Good People Do Bad Things

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"The line between good and evil is permeable," said psychologist Philip Zimbardo, "and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces." 
As Zimbardo and other social scientists have shown in a range of experiments, actions we deem evil — cheating, lying, stealing, and worse — don't spring from people's character, but the situations they find themselves in. 
To better understand why, we examined research from the fields of psychology and ethics. Here's what we found. 

Injured Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge caught puffing on shisha pipe, just hours before team's defeat

ootball star Daniel Sturridge peers through a haze of smoke as he sucks on a shisha pipe hours before his team flopped to defeat.
The 25-year-old England international, who has struggled with injuries all season , was snapped puffing away with a female companion in the VIP booth of a nightclub.
A single session on the powerful Middle Eastern tobacco pipes is said to be the equivalent of smoking 200 cigarettes.
The next day, striker Sturridge – currently nursing a hip injury – was at Anfield watching his Premier League teammates lose 2-1 at home to lowly Crystal Palace.

BankyW & Adesua Etomi are stunning in official photos from their wedding Introduction

These are official photos from the wedding introduction between the families of Banky W and Adesua Etomi, which held in Ikoyi, Lagos this evening. They are currently having a poolside after party. See more pics of the lovely couple after the cut...

Friday, May 5, 2017

The incredible life and career of Warren Buffett, the billionaire every investor looks to for inspiration

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will host its annual meeting on Saturday.
The event draws huge interest in the financial world and is sometimes called "Woodstock for Capitalists" or "Buffettpalooza." Business Insider will cover it, and you can check back on Saturday for a blow-by-blow of the day.
Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger will answer five hours of questions. Typically, the crowd pays closer attention to Buffett's words of investing wisdom rather than Berkshire Hathaway's operations.
That's no surprise considering Buffett's vast wealth and lifetime of accomplishments.
Following are interesting things we've gleaned from the billionaire's eventful, 86-year-long life.

Tied up in the bush, body pierced with nails and beaten to confess - Two children branded witches in Cross River narrates their shocking ordeal

Two sisters, Aniema, 10 and 13-year-old Mary, who were accused of witchcraft have narrated their ordeal and their near death experience in the hands of their uncles in Akpabuyo Local Government of Cross River State.

The children were branded witches after their stepsister, one Adiaha Akpan said she had a dream where Mary and Aniema came to take her child away and wanted to kill her.
The CrossRiverWatch tracked the children to Asanting village in Ikono local government area of Akwa Ibom State, where their father relocated them after their near death experience in the hands of persons they referred to as “Uncles”.

"That faithful day I was taken to Church and accused of being a witch. Uncle Victor asked that I confess that I am a witch or else when we get back to the house he will beat me up and use nails to pierce my body, but I told him that I was not a witch". Mary narrates.
She further stated that, "The next day Adiaha Akpan (who is their step sister) said she had a dream where I and Aniema my sister came to take her child away and that I wanted to kill her. She told Uncle Victor about the dream and he came and took us to the bush and started flogging us”.
Aniema added that, “When they went away I managed to untie myself and ran away but a broken bottle pierced my feet but I kept on running. The uncle caught up with me and continued with the flogging using big sticks and I was crying. They took me from one house to the other and some people joined them to flog me.”

Groom, 28, attacked his new wife, 29, on their wedding night before repeatedly raping her because he wanted to be a father

Charlotte Walford (pictured) has revealed how her ex-husband attacked her on her wedding night before subjecting her to routine rape

A bride has revealed how her ex-husband attacked her on her wedding night before subjecting her to routine rapes when he decided he wanted to a child.
Charlotte Walford, from Northampton, thought her husband Spencer Walford was the man of her dreams. But, hours after exchanging vows, the violent 28-year-old began subjecting her to brutal attacks.
The campaign of abuse, which started at the couple's wedding reception, continued for months until she finally reported the abuse to police.

Surreal photos of China's failed 'city of the future'

Ordos, China, once flush with cash, has been called the world's largest ghost town.
In the early 2000s, a coal-mining boom led the local government to throw money at urban development in the hopes of creating a new epicenter of culture, economy, and politics.
Ordos New Town, also known as Kangbashi, would hold 1 million people and be known for its massive abstract architecture projects, residential towers, and state-of-the-art sports venues. (Developers later scaled back the concept city to accommodate 300,000 people.)
But high property taxes and poor construction deterred people from settling in Ordos. In 2016, some 100,000 people lived and worked there — leaving the city two-thirds empty.
"The whole city feels like a post-apocalyptic space station straight out of a science fiction movie," says the photographer Raphael Olivier, who captured the city in a series titled "Ordos — A Failed Utopia."

23-year-old Nigerian man stabbed to death in London

23-year-old Seun Isaiah McMillan was stabbed to death in Southgate, London on Tuesday night, May 2.
Homicide detectives believe he was attacked four miles away in a playing field at Masefield Crescent, close to his family home.

Witnesses said they alerted police after an argument broke out "over money" between a group of young men gathered in the park.

A post-mortem examination on 4 May gave his cause of death as a single stab wound to the chest.

On Tuesday, 2 May, police were called to Barnet Hospital at about 19:30hrs to reports that a man - later identified as Seun - had self-presented at the hospital, suffering stab injuries. Seun was later pronounced dead at around 20:20hrs that evening.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating. Detective Chief Inspector Lee Watling, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

Three-foot 7in pantomime dwarf is elected Britain's shortest politician as he wins Welsh council seat for the Tories

James Lusted, 29, has become the Conservative Party's shortest politician at just 3ft 7in tall after he was today elected county councillor in his hometown of Rhos on Sea in Conwy, North Wales

New Tory councillor James Lusted was today elected as the Conservative party’s shortest politician - at just 3ft 7in tall.
James, 29, hopes to stand up for the little people as he takes up the ballot box battle.
The part-time pantomime actor pledges to measure up to the challenge of politics - despite being more than two feet shorter than 5ft 8in PM Theresa May.
He was today elected as a county councillor in his hometown of Rhos on Sea in Conwy, North Wales.
James said: 'I will ensure that I listen to the residents, not just the younger or the older generation, but every generation from whatever background - everyone will have a voice.'
Married James is a committed Christian and also performs in Christmas pantomimes of Snow White.