Showing posts from March 14, 2014

My dad’s death totally changed my life –Bez


Why do you always wear hats? Sometimes, I don’t bother cutting my hair and I use the hat as a cover up. Most times if I am not wearing a hat, I would be wearing a fez cap because of my style. Since I have been doing it for a long, it has become a habit. I adopted the style because of the neo-soul look I am trying to pull off. I just wanted to look different. What challenges did you face singing soul and R ‘n’ B music? I found out that a lot of people liked the style of music but it was not commercially viable. That was challenging for me. Building the process was the most interesting thing for me. But I viewed the challenges as part of the road to success. Whatever you want to do, there is that incubation period. You have to work hard to reach your goals even though they may take a while. There must have been times when you thought of quitting, especially when things were difficult. The truth is I have not got to that point before. I cannot do ano…

UN won’t sanction Nigeria over anti-gay law

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke.

The United Nations will not take any action against Nigeria as a result of the law banning same-sex relationship and marriage in the country, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, said on Friday. Pillay spoke at a news conference in Abuja shortly before the end of her visit to the country. In the course of her visit, she held discussions with several stakeholders in the human rights and justice sector, including the ministers of foreign affairs and justice, the National Security Adviser, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, officials of the National Human Rights Commission and members of the National Assembly committees on human rights.She was billed to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan later on Friday before leaving the country. At the meetings with the ministers of foreign affairs and justice, Pillay had asked the Federal Government to r…

Ondo: Mother, three children die after amala meal

Tragedy has occurred in Isua Akoko,  in Akoko South East  Local Government  Area of Ondo State, as a woman and her three children lost their lives after eating a meal of yam flour (amala). A member of the family, Hon. Adesina Ayodeji, told newsmen on Friday that the woman, whom he simply identified as Mrs. Folorunso, bought the yam flour from Isua Market and used it to prepare the meal for the family on that fateful day. Ayodeji said shortly after taking the amala, the nine members of the family who ate from it became unconscious and  were immediately rushed to the Local Government Health Centre by neighbours, where first aid was administered on them. He said that one of the children died at the health centre and on the same day, when their case was not improving, they  were rushed to the  State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko. He said the victims were later taken to a private hospital in Ikare Akoko where they were attended to before  another child died. According to him, the rest …

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Kidnappers attempt to abduct Jonathan’s cousin

Barely 24 hours after President Goodluck Jonathan’s adopted father, Inengite Nitabai regained was set free by his abductors, the Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, has foiled another attempt by some gunmen to kidnap one Mrs. Patience Agbani, who is said to be president Jonathan’s cousin. Agbani who is said to be a relative of Jonathan’s mother, was reportedly trailed by the gunmen numbering about six at Akimpli, Ogbia Local Government Area about 11pm on Wednesday while returning from her business place. It was learnt that Patience, on sighting them from a distance, took to her heels while her assailants pursued her. The Media Coordinator, JTF, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, who confirmed the incident, said Agbani hid in an uncompleted building and called an operative of the JTF in the area. Nwachukwu said, “We foiled the kidnap attempt on the woman at Akimpli at about 11pm. She was returning from her business at about 11.30 pm. But she was being trailed by a…


Warren before surgery

Wesley Warren (the man famous for his 132-pound scrotum) has passed away from a non-scrotum health issue.

According to reports, Warren passed away Friday at University Medical Center after suffering two heart attacks in recent weeks. 

Warren's friend told the Vegas Review-Journal, Warren's been hospitalized for the last 5-and-a-half weeks for infections stemming from his diabetes, and suffered the heart attacks while in the hospital.

Prior to his surgery last summer to remove the exercise ball-sized growth, Warren used to wear hooded sweatshirts as pants, using the hood as a makeshift scrotum sling.

Warren had suffered from an extreme case of scrotal lymphedema, which causes the scrotum to swell with watery fluid. He appeared on the Howard Stern Show as well as Comedy Central.

Warren was 49.

                                                          Warren after surgery

Before and After: Michelle Obama wows with new makeover

The Blonde hair really suits her.

Chris Brown Arrested On Warrant

According to AP, authorities say R&B singer Chris Brown has been arrested on a warrant. Sheriff's Deputy Amber Smith says Brown was taken into custody on Friday on the warrant but that no other details were immediately available. The 25-year-old remains on probation for his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna and had been ordered by a judge to remain in rehab since November. He was arrested in Washington, D.C., in October after a man accused the singer of hitting him outside a hotel. An email message sent to his attorney, Mark Geragos, was not immediately returned. An email message sent to probation officials was not immediately returned Friday afternoon. Spokeswomen for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office and Superior Court said they had not been informed of Brown's arrest.

No charges for Connecticut teacher who mistakenly shot son

Visitors arrive at the home of Jeffrey Giuliano a day after the shooting A popular Connecticut teacher who shot dead a masked knife-wielding intruder who turned out to be his adoptive son will not be charged, police say. State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky said Jeffrey Giuliano was defending himself. It is still unclear why his 15-year-old son, Tyler, tried to break into his aunt's home next door and walked towards his father with a knife. A family lawyer said at the time of the shooting on 27 September 2012 that Mr Giuliano was "devastated". State police said Mr Giuliano went outside his home in New Fairfield with a gun, after his sister, who lived next door, called to say someone was trying to break into her house. He saw a masked person holding a knife come toward him in a threatening manner and shot him several times. Mr Giuliano only found afterwards that it was Tyler. On Friday, Mr Sedensky said Mr Guiliano had believed the person wa…

Pinkberry co-founder sentenced in homeless man beating

Young Lee (l) was angered after a homeless man flashed a graphic tattoo at his car
The co-founder of frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man in Los Angeles with a tyre iron. Young Lee was convicted in a California court in November of attacking Donald Bolding in June 2011. Mr Bolding was said to have flashed a graphic tattoo at the people in Lee's car, including his fiancee. Lee, 49, a former kick boxer-turned-architect, co-founded Pinkberry in 2005 but left the company in 2010. Prosecutors allege Mr Bolding was begging beside a Los Angeles road when he exposed a sexually explicit tattoo on his stomach. This was seen by Lee, his then-fiancee and another man in the couple's Range Rover. Lee returned later with an accomplice, chased down Mr Bolding and beating him before passers-by intervened. In addition to prison time, Lee may be ordered to pay restitution to Mr Bolding. He is said to have suffered a broken forearm a…

Fulani Herders kills Villagers in Katsina State, Nigeria

At least 69 people have been killed in an attack on villages in Katsina state, north-western Nigeria, officials and witnesses say.

Witnesses say the attackers rode motorcycles into villages in broad daylight and killed whoever they found.

The assailants appear to have been ethnic Fulani cattle herders who have a history of tension with local farmers.

Police say the attack is not linked to Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which is mainly active further east.

The militants are based in Borno state.

"The victims include men, women and children. Rescue teams are still combing nearby bushes [to] search for more bodies," state police chief Hurdi Mohammed told the AFP news agency.

Nigerian newspapers describe the assailants as cattle rustlers.

Local MP Abdullahi Abbas Machika said 47 people were buried in one village alone in Katsina state following Wednesday's attack.

Local residents have told the BBC Hausa service that security personnel have still not been deployed to the area.