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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

P-SQUARE TURNS ORPHANS, AS THEY LOSE FATHER




This is not the best of times for the Okoye family as they have reportedly lost their father.
Pa Okoye is said to have passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014, days after undergoing a successful knee surgery.

It was gathered that he was planning to go for a regular physiotherapy program when he ‘just fell’.

There are no clear details on the cause of his death or time as the Okoye family, including pop singing duo of Peter and Paul are yet to make a statement on the sad incident.

It could be recalled that on July 11, 2012, the Okoye siblings lost their mother Josephine Okoye. The twins’ mum, who had battled with a prolonged illness, passed away in an Indian hospital in Kolkata. She was buried in her home town, Ifite-Dunu house, Akwa Village, Anambra State on August 2, 2012.

In the last two years, the Okoye family has witnessed at least four weddings; Jude, Peter, Paul and younger sister, Mary all tied the knot. They also have welcomed at least two children during the period, but painfully, they have just been made orphans by the passing away of their father


Reference: nigeriafilms

Cairo Building Collapse Kills At Least 10 People



At least 10 people have been killed after an eight-storey building collapsed in the western Cairo suburb of Matariya.

Seven residents of the building were also injured in the incident on Tuesday, police said.

Rescue teams are searching for survivors trapped under rubble, and several nearby buildings have been evacuated.


The collapse is believed to have been caused by unauthorized construction of several storeys on the old building.

Reference: theguardian

Monday, 24 November 2014

OG MACO: BEYONCE STOLE MY VIDEO CONCEPT




Last week Friday, the new video by Beyonce went viral on the internet as the video was receiving audience from all over the world. However, a new dimension to this video occurred when an Atlanta rapper by the name, OG Maco tweeted and claimed that queen Beyonce stole his video concept for her new 7/11 video.

Is this really true? See the tweets below:



                                                      
                                                            

FORMER NBC EMPLOYEE CLAIMS HE PAID OFF WOMEN AS BILL COSBY’S “FIXER”


The heat is gradually increasing in the alleged rape case against the famous Bill Cosby. Read the below as culled from frisky

Frank Scotti, a former facilities manager for NBC, says that he paid off as many as eight women for Bill Cosby from 1989-1990, telling The New York Daily News, “I did a lot of crazy things for him. He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it later.”
Scotti, now 90 years old, alleges that Cosby had him guard his dressing room while he was in there with young models, and used Scotti to deliver monthly payouts (usually via money order) to eight different women, including Shawn Thompson, whose daughter, Autumn Jackson, claimed Cosby was her father. Scotti said that during the year period, he facilitated paying thousands of dollars to the women.

“I was suspicious that something was going on,” Scotti told the Daily News. “I suspected that he was having sex with them because the other person he was sending money to (Thompson) he was definitely having sex with. Why else would he be sending money?” He was sending these women $2,000 a month. What else could I think?”

Lewis Hamilton Wins World Championship In Abu Dhabi



The 2008 champion became only the fourth Briton to win two world titles.
Hamilton, second in qualifying, took the lead at the start and controlled the race, as Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg suffered car trouble and finished 14th.
"This is the greatest day of my life," the 29 year-old said.
"2008 was a great year in my life. The feeling I have now is way, way past that. The greatest feeling ever."

Hamilton moves level with Britons Jim Clark and Graham Hill on two titles, and is one behind Sir Jackie Stewart.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

BREAKING NEWS: EARTH TO EXPERIENCE 6 DAYS DARKNESS




NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 6 days of almost complete darkness and will happen from the dates Tuesday the 16 – Monday the 22 in December. The world will remain, during these three days, without sunlight due to a solar storm, which will cause dust and space debris to become plentiful and thus, block 90% sunlight. This is the head of NASA Charles Bolden who made the announcement and asked everyone to remain calm. This will be the product of a solar storm, the largest in the last 250 years for a period of 216 hours total. Reporters interviewed a few people to hear what they had to say about the situation with Michael Hearns responding “We gonna be purgin my n*gga, six days of darkness means six days of turnin up fam”. Despite the six days of darkness soon to come, officials say that the earth will not experience any major problems, since six days of darkness is nowhere near enough to cause major damage to anything. “We will solely rely on artificial light for the six days, which is not a problem at all”, says NASA scientist Earl Godoy. 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Raven Symone Blasts Bill Cosby Rape Rumor




At least one Bill Cosby rape claim is being shot down by the alleged victim -- his former 'Cosby Show co-star Raven Symoné says he NEVER touched her ... despite a story that's gone viral.

A parody website posted a story earlier this week claiming Raven was telling people Cosby had sexually assaulted her ... which is especially sick, considering she was only 3 years old when she debuted as Huxtable granddaughter, Olivia.

Raven finally responded Wednesday afternoon ... saying she was NOT taken advantage of by Cosby ... and ... "This is a truly disgusting rumor that I want no part of!"

In the Instagram post she added ... "Keep me out of this."


Reference: tmz 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Jaden and Willow Smith Interview




In the below excerpt of the interview of Jaden and Willow Smith, all I noticed about the interview and various answers by the ‘Smiths’ is that they were trying to create their own identities and philosophies about life and their beliefs. Please read and digest without sentiment:

One of the gifts of being young is that particular blend of self-confidence and self-consciousness. Jaden and Willow Smith have managed to turn this form of heady teenage introspection into expression instead of ennui. Willow, the 14-year-old musician whose debut single, “Whip My Hair,” went platinum when she was not yet a teenager, explains that the gift of life is “looking at nature and being, like, ‘Wow, I am so lucky to have a body and to breathe and to be able to look at this.’ ” To which her older brother Jaden, a 16-year-old actor and musician, adds: “And the huge, terrible thing the world would be missing by not expressing yourself.” To that end, both Jaden and Willow, the children of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, released new albums this month, including two tracks by Jaden that make their public debut here.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Adrian Peterson Suspended For Rest Of The NFL Season… Without Pay!!




The NFL has been botching pretty much every important call they've had to make recently, off the field at least.
So that's probably why NFL commissioner Roger Goodell dropped the hammer on Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson.
Peterson has been dealing with the legal issues stemming from his overzealous disciplining of his son that lead to a reckless assault charge.
He will have to pay a $4,000 fine and do 80 hours of community service. But that's just the legal side of things.


Now he has to deal with the NFL's decision to suspend him for the rest of the year… without pay!!
The letter that informed Peterson of Goodell's decision to suspend him read:
"The timing of your potential reinstatement will be based on the results of the counseling and treatment program set forth in this decision. Under this two-step approach, the precise length of the suspension will depend on your actions. We are prepared to put in place a program that can help you to succeed, but no program can succeed without your genuine and continuing engagement. You must commit yourself to your counseling and rehabilitative effort, properly care for your children, and have no further violations of law or league policy."
Peterson apparently has three days to file an appeal if he doesn't agree with the decision.
He'll allegedly be filing an appeal immediately. The earliest he'd be up for reinstatement is April 15th, 2015!
We hope he's got a whole bunch of money saved up, otherwise that's a long time with no paycheck. Though maybe that'll give him time to think about how to discipline his child without inflicting obscene physical damage.



Read more: perezhilton

Sunday, 16 November 2014

How Teacher Saved Another School Assembly Bomb Disaster



It was never imagined that two schools could be targeted by bombers within two days in Niger State, but it happened.

The first was a tertiary institution – Federal College of Education, Kontagora – while the other was Maryam Babangida Science College named after a former first lady, Maryam Babangida, by the government of Dr. Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu. Two bombers were involved. That of the Federal College of Education, Kontagora was perpetrated by a female and the mission was accomplished but with low casualty while that of Minna by a male was aborted.

Maryam Babangida Science College is a female  college planned to be a model school.

On the fateful Thursday, the students were at the assembly ground not knowing that there was a sinister move meters away by a bomber. At about 7.30 a.m., a female teacher hurrying to school suspected strange movements in the bush. She also perceived the odour of Indian hemp which sent a signal to her that something strange was happening nearby.

This led her to quickening her steps, but ahead of her was a young man carrying a school bag who pretended as if he was answering nature’s call.

Then her phone rang and this caught the attention of the suspect who stopped her and threw some questions at her in Hausa.

Friday, 14 November 2014

OBAMA vs REPUBLICANS: IMMIGRATION SAGA




US President Barack Obama has defended plans to use his overriding executive powers to push through changes to the nation's immigration system.
He said Congress had been given ample opportunity to come up with its own plan but had failed to act.

Republicans in Congress say such action would be beyond Mr Obama's authority.
His remarks follow media reports he plans to extend protection from deportation, potentially affecting as many as five million immigrants.

"There has been ample opportunity for Congress to pass a bipartisan immigration bill that would strengthen our borders, improve the legal immigration system and lift millions of people out of the shadows," he said.
"I said that if in fact Congress failed to act, I would use all the lawful authority I possess to try to make the system work better," he added.
"And that's going to happen before the end of the year."

Mr Obama added that as soon as Congress passed a bill he could sign, "any executive actions will be replaced".
But Republicans in Congress said the president should work with them.
"We're going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path," House Speaker John Boehner told reporters.

Mitch McConnell, the incoming Senate majority leader, urged the president to "work with us to try to find a way to improve our immigration system".


Reference: bbc

Saturday, 1 November 2014

SIX OF THE BEST HALLOWEEN-THEMED FESTIVALS





1.  Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball (Salem, Massachusetts)
Held in small city in USA known for being at the forefront of the witch trials and executions, the Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball is a fantastic version of the Festival of the Dead. If you’re someone interested in the activities and rituals related to this holiday, Salem is a great place to visit during the month of October. From psychic fairs, witchcraft expos to vampire masquerade balls and the official Salem’s Witches’ Halloween Ball, there are a multitude of events costumed patrons can take part in. The witches Halloween Ball is particularly famous for its hilltop burnings.

2. Village Halloween Parade (New York City, NY)
This festival is most probably the largest Halloween gathering to be held in the States. Almost two million people attend the Village Halloween Parade, where they come dressed in the most creative costumes reflecting pop culture figures, comic books, science fiction novels and of course marching bands and other circus-related attire. The best thing? Anyone can participate in the parade!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

ARA IN SEARCH OF LOVE: HOPELESS LOVER BUT SUBMISSIVE WIFE



























With her recent interview and various narrations about her crashed marriage and the need for new love and relationship, Ara made it known that she is a very hopeless lover as well as submissive wife having depicted this in her previous marriage.

According to Ara:
“When I meet the right person and fall in love, I will consider marriage. I really want to fall in love again. I don’t believe in marriage just for its sake. If a younger guy comes up to me, I don’t mind dating the person. I don’t mind marrying somebody who I am older than. I have spoken to a couple of people and they don’t see anything wrong with it. If the person has a mature mind and is committed, then it is not a big deal.” She said.

Friday, 24 October 2014

D’Banji Inspiring At TEDx Talk






This is quiet inspiring irrespective of the perception(s) you have about it.


Nigeria’s first UN Youth Ambassador for Peace and popular singer, D’Banj shares his view of the role young people can play in transforming their societies. He shared his work using his music to raise awareness on agriculture

Watch the video: youtube.com

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Oscar Pistorius Jailed For Five Years






According to Guardian, Oscar Pistorius will spend his first day behind bars on Tuesday after he was sentenced to five years’ jail for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Looking distressed, the Paralympian clasped the hands of family members as a police officer led him from the dock down 23 steps – paint peeling off the handrail – to holding cells below the high court in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa.

The national prosecuting authority said Pistorius, 27, would go to prison immediately and would be eligible to be considered for parole after serving a third of his sentence. His uncle, Arnold Pistorius, indicated the sprinter would not appeal.

The amputee athlete, known as the “Blade Runner”, stood staring straight ahead as judge Thokozile Masipa announced his sentence for culpable homicide. There was a muted reaction from the families on the front bench of the public gallery after a trial that has otherwise provided high emotion and drama.

Masipa rejected many of the defence team’s arguments and described the evidence of one of their witnesses, social worker Annette Vergeer, as “slapdash and disappointing”. She said she had no reason to believe that South Africa’s prisons would not be able to cater for the needs of a disabled person such as Pistorius.

“It would be a sad day for this country if an impression was created that there is one law for the poor and disadvantaged and another for the rich and famous,” she noted.



Reference: theguardian