Monday, 5 October 2015

The Walk (2015 film)

The Walk is a 2015 American 3D biographical drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis. It is based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, and Steve Valentine. The film was released by TriStar Pictures on September 30, 2015 in the USA in IMAX 3D, and on October 9 in regular 2D and 3D.

Thriller: The Walk

Sunday, 4 October 2015


Arsenal stunned Manchester United with three goals in the opening 20 minutes as the Gunners moved up to second in the Premier League table.
United had no answer to Arsenal's opening burst as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil scored twice in 74 seconds.

Sanchez added a third from 18 yards as the Gunners beat United for just the second time in 14 league meetings.

20 Confirmed Dead In Abuja Twin Bomb Blast

20 people have now been confirmed dead in the twin bomb blast that happened in Kuje and Nyanya areas in Abuja yesterday October 2nd. According to a senior official at the Ministry of Health, Opada Bamali, 15 of the deceased died in the Kuje attack while 5 died in the Nyanya attack. Of the 41 injured, 24 are currently receiving medical attention in various hospitals while the others have been discharged as they sustained only minor injuries.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Arrested In London

The immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was on Friday arrested in London, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively and authoritatively report.
The former minister, who was one of the most powerful officials of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, was arrested Friday morning by the UK National Crimes Agency, alongside four other people.

The identities of the four other people arrested along with her could not be immediately ascertained.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt she was arrested for offences related to bribery, corruption and money laundering.
Two top British officials in London confirmed the development to this newspaper. They requested not to be named because they had no permission to speak on the issue.

When contacted, the British High Commission in Nigeria confirmed that some arrests were made Friday but declined to disclose the identities of those involved.
Joseph Abuku, Press and Public Affairs Officer, said, “This morning, five people between the ages of 21 and 60 were arrested on suspicion of bribery and corruption offences. The crimes are being investigated by the National Crimes Agency.

Oregon College Shooting: Gunman Kills Nine In Roseburg Attack

A gunman opened fire inside a classroom at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said. One survivor said he demanded his victims state their religion before he started shooting.

The attack shattered the first week of classes at Umpqua Community College in the small timber town of Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland.

The killer was identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, according to a government official who was not authorized to speak publicly and provided the name on condition of anonymity. Authorities shed no light on his motive and said they were investigating.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Carson Raises Millions, Surpass & Surprised All

RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) -- She had never before given more than a few hundred dollars to a politician. But two weeks ago, Jacquelyn Monroe, a single mother who plays the piano for a living, decided to raise $100,000 for Ben Carson.

Inspired by a brief meeting at the hotel where she works, the 45-year-old Georgia woman joined an army of middle-class Americans fueling the fundraising juggernaut that is Carson's Republican presidential campaign.

"It's not something that I would normally set out to do," said Monroe, who added she was moved by Carson's authenticity and Christian faith and coaxed into collecting money from friends and business associates by his ambitious campaign staff. "$100,000-plus is a big deal for me."

Saturday, 26 September 2015

17-Year Marriage Ends in Three Dead

17-Year Marriage Ends in Three Dead When Wife Drops Husband Off to Catch Flight, But He Follows Her Instead
Alyce Alsup remembers having a nice visit with her daughter Shaquana Graham, 33, and her three kids on Saturday. Little did she know, that it would be the last time she would see her daughter alive.

Graham thought she had dropped her husband Donnell, 35, off at the airport to go on a business trip. But he was outside, waiting for his wife of 17 years to follow through on what he suspected was a clandestine hook up with another man.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Empire Season 2, Episode 1

Three months after the shocking arrest and incarceration of Empire Entertainment head Lucious Lyon. Still in federal lockup, Lucious is trying to run Empire from inside, while a headline-grabbing state prosecutor hangs her political ambitions on bringing him down - no matter what it takes. Meanwhile, Cookie stages a star-studded #FreeLucious concert in his support, while scheming with Andre, Hakeem, Anika and the business savvy Mimi Whiteman to finalize the hostile takeover of Empire.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Carson: Muslim Shouldn't Be Elected President

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should be elected president.
Carson, a devout Christian, says a president's faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to the values and principles of America.

Responding to a question during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," he described the Islamic faith as inconsistent with the Constitution.

"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Carson said. "I absolutely would not agree with that."

He did not specify in what way Islam ran counter to constitutional principles.

Carson's comments drew strong criticism from the country's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Donald Trump Refuses To Say Whether He Thinks President Obama Was Born In US

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump refused to say whether he believes President Obama was born in the U.S. only a day after he defended himself for appearing to allow an audience member at a town hall last week get away with saying the president was born elsewhere and is a Muslim.
"I talk about jobs, I'm talking about the military -- I don't get into it,” Trump said on ABC's “This Week” Sunday. “They ask that question and I just want to talk about the things because it's of no longer interest to me. We're beyond that and it's just something I don't talk about.”

Rick Ross Gets Engaged To Lira Galore: See the Ring!

Thursday night via Snapchat, Lira Galore revealed that she'd gotten engaged to rapper Rick Ross. On Friday morning, she posted shots of her engagement bling to her Instagram page.

So what kind of a ring does the man who once wore a chain of himself wearing a chain of himself buy for the woman he loves? The answer is: a giant one.

HID Awolowo Dies At 99

The matriarch of the Awolowo family, Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, is dead.
Mama, as she is fondly called by many, died on Saturday.
She was 99.
She would have turned 100 on November 25 this year.
First Weekly is reporting that Awolowo died shortly after a meeting on Saturday with her family members.
Yeye Oodua, as she is also popularly known, was said to have been a part of the meeting for the planning of her 100th birthday.

She was until her death the chairman of Nigeria’s foremost newspaper, Nigerian Tribune.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Black Boy Gunned Down After Police Mistake Skywalker Scooter For Machine Gunblac

“If you seen a black man with a machine gun pointed at you. You’d shoot him 23 times in the face, too.” Said Officer Klark about his now investigated murder of a young Florida boy.

A 13-year-old Dade County, Florida boy was gunned down by police after mistaking his popular scooter toy for a highly illegal machine gun that can only be found in one part of the entire world.

Republican 2016 Debate: Winners & Losers?

 Donald Trump 

As expected, the unexpected frontrunner, standing centre stage at the Ronald Reagan presidential library, was attacked from all sides. But that's exactly how the pugnacious non-politician likes it.

Best moment: He insists he's not "braggadocious" (see his would-be Secret Service codename below), but even Donald Trump must have been pleased with the series of early one-liners he used to put down his rivals. After Rand Paul accused him of junior high insults: "I never attacked him on his look - and believe me there's plenty of subject matter". And when Jeb Bush sparred with him over money from donors: "More energy tonight - I like that".

Biggest flop: But The Donald had no answer to Carly Fiorina. He was uncharacteristically muted when she challenged him on his grasp of foreign policy and blushed when she delivered a Trump-esque putdown over his comments on her appearance. His awkward response - "she has a beautiful face and is a beautiful woman" - did not help.
Secret Service codename: Humble
Final verdict: Bruised but certainly not beaten. And the usual political rules don't seem to apply so we'll have to wait until the next polls come out.

Carly Fiorina

Promoted to the prime-time showdown after her much-heralded performance during last month's undercard debate, the former head of computing giant Hewlett-Packard didn't disappoint.
She showed a firm command of the issues, which she effectively mixed with personal touches. While citing her daughter, who died of drug addiction, during a question on marijuana legalisation could have seemed forced, her answer came across as sincere. And her response on government funding of Planned Parenthood - "This is about the character of our nation. If we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us!" - was an emotional peak.

15-Year-old Girl Murders Her Mother With Knife After Watching ISIS Beheading Videos (Photos)

A blonde Danish teenager murdered her mother after watching ISIS' sickening filmed beheadings of British hostages. She has been jailed for 9 years along with her older jihadi lover.
A blonde Danish teenager who murdered her mother after watching ISIS sickening filmed beheadings of British hostages has been jailed along with her older jihadi lover. Lisa Borch was aged only 15 when in October last year she spent hours on YouTube watching footage of the savage decapitations of David Haines and Alan Henning.

Afterwards she and her radical Muslim boyfriend, Bakhtiar Mohammed Abdulla, 29, took a long-bladed kitchen knife and stabbed her mother, Tina Römer Holtegaard at least 20 times at the home they shared in rural Kvissel.