Showing posts from March 10, 2014

Bayern Munich boss Uli Hoeness admits tax fraud

Uli Hoeness could face a jail term if convicted Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, has admitted in court to defrauding Germany's tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m). Prosecutors had earlier accused him of evading a far smaller sum of 3.5m euros in taxes and are seeking a jail term. The former World Cup-winning German international footballer, 62, kept the funds in a secret Swiss bank account. He told the court he deeply regretted "my wrongdoing". "I will do everything necessary to ensure that this depressing chapter for me is closed," he said. The former Germany forward, who helped the national team win the 1972 European Championship and then the World Cup two years later, came clean about his secret bank account last year, filing an amended tax return in the hope of an amnesty in return for paying the tax he owed. But prosecutors say he did so because investig…

NDLEA arrests 22-year-old with narcotics concealed in noodles

The State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Bayelsa State command, Mr. Frank Hanachor, says his command has arrested a 22-year-old man with 4.2 kg of hard drugs hidden inside a carton of Indomie brand of Noodle. Hanachor, who gave the name of the suspect as Tunde Olaniyan, said on Monday that he (Olaniyan) was apprehended last week by NDLEA operatives on motorized patrol along the East-West Road in Bayelsa. The commander said, “Tunde Olaniyan, male, 22 years old was arrested with 4.2 kg of dried weeds suspected to be Cannabis Sativa concealed inside a carton of Indomie brand of noodles. “The pallets of compressed cannabis were concealed among packets of the noodles within the carton. At the time of the arrest, the suspect was traveling in a commercial passenger bus belonging to a renowned transport company. “The current security challenges in the country calls for extra vigilance on the part of commercial transport service operators to ensure that their vehicles do not…

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President Jonathan Performs Ground Breaking Of 2nd Niger Bridge In Onitsha (PHOTOS)

President Jonathan today, March 10, 2014 performed the ground breaking ceremony of the second Niger Bridge at Onitsha, Anambra state. Also present at the event were Abia State governor, Chief Theodore Orji,  several South East traditional rulers, and other dignitaries. In his speech, President Jonathan stated that the construction of the second Niger bridge was a fulfillment of his electoral campaign promise to the South-Eastern people, adding that the project was a sincere promise that had become concrete reality. The President also stated that his administration’s Transformation Agenda in the road sector included the construction of two very important new bridges, across Nigeria’s two great rivers – the River Niger and River Benue. These are the Loko-Oweto Bridge linking Nassarawa and Benue States, which is progressing satisfactorily, and the 2nd Niger Bridge, connecting Anambra and Delta States. He went on to express optimism that the new bridge will alleviate the pains experience…

Nigerians Spent $350m on Healthcare in India in 2013

The High Commissioner of Nigeria to India, Ambassador Ndubuisi Amaku,  has disclosed that Nigerians expended about $350million to access various levels of healthcare in India in 2013 alone. This is as he added that the volume of trade between Nigeria and India rose to $17.3 billion in 2012.
He said during  a round-table discussion focusing on Nigeria on the sidelines of the ongoing 10th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership in New Delhi, Monday   that the money was expended by just about one percent of the Nigerian population who can afford to pay for quality healthcare. Amaku urged the Indian businessmen to therefore consider investing in healthcare facilities in Nigeria to provide options for patients who may  not be able to travel to India for medical attention.

10 Types Of Seafood That Will Absolutely Terrify You Before It's Cooked (PHOTOS)

Conch Flickr: joelogon Hope you enjoyed those conch fritters! We won't be surprised if you decide to never eat them again. (But you should, because it's just so good.) In the Bahamas, conch is the country's main dish -- they even eat the worm. It is most often eaten raw in salads or as conch fritters. 2 Alaskan King Crab Flickr: kasio69 Have you gotten a good look at that mouth? We're lucky that we only have to face this crustacean on our plates. 3 Monkfish Flickr: bocagrandelasvegas This guy stepped right out of "The Never Ending Story" and into the seafood section of our menu. You should know, that he looks almost more frightening once caught. But apparently most people don't care, since the popularity of this guy's tail has brought prices up to those of lobster. 4 Scallops We know. This doesn't look like those seared scallops you order at the restaurant, but take a closer look at that adductor muscle -- the light pink round part nestled in the shell…

Anambra Missing baby reunites with family

Baby Chimdalu Nwite, who was in November 2013 stolen from an orphanage, Christian Compassionate Motherless Babies Home in Obosi Anambra State has been returned to his father, Mr Sunday Nwite. He was found in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area on January 10th. Baby Nwite, who was found in a sack by an okada rider in the night was seriously sick. He was taken to a home in Awka by the ministry of Women Affairs and Social development, where he was given care for over a month before the home and his parents were invited to identify him. While delivering the baby to the parents, Director of Child Protection in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Mr Emeka Ejide said the ministry took the step because though the baby was sick and has been treated, he will better recover in the parents’ home than in the orphanage, where he was kept. He urged the parents to remain united and train up their children in the best way they could rather than seeking refuge in orphanages. “The worst family I can tel…

Simple test for cancer and heart disease

Heart disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the United States and many other developed countries. Unfortunately, both diseases can be difficult to diagnose. Because these conditions reflect changes deep inside the body, they just aren’t that easy to detect from the outside. But that could change, thanks to a new type of test. With only two steps, it promises to be fast, cheap and easy. First, a doctor gives a patient an injection. Later, the patient urinates on a special strip of paper. The paper will change color if a disease is present. “It works exactly the same as a pregnancy test,” Andrew Warren told Science News. A biomedical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, his group helped design the new test along with researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. So far, the test has been used only with laboratory mice. But other researchers praise the test for its simple and smart approach. A paradigm (PAIR uh dime) is an…

OSCAR PISTORIUS VOMITS IN COURT During Graphic Description of GF's Wounds

Oscar Pistorius threw up in court today ... several times ... as a pathologist detailed the injuries he found on Reeva Steenkamp's body after she was shot, in gruesome detail. 

Pistorius was given a bucket to puke into during the testimony ... and used it quite frequently. 

In between vomit sessions, the Olympian was seen rocking back and forth, crying and covering his ears with his hands. 

As for the testimony, Professor Gert Saayman detailed the bullet wounds he found on Steenkamp following her death ... saying she was shot on the top of the head, in the right elbow, in the right hip and left hand. 

Saayman said the head would have incapacitated Steenkamp immediately. He also said the ammo, Black Talon bullets, are the kind that "expand and mushroom" on impact for maximum damage. 

At one point, the judge asked Pistorius' lawyer if he was going to be able to compose himself and stay in the courtroom. Oscar said he wanted to continue ... and was allowed to stay.