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Delta police parade kidnappers’ of Clark’s son

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DELTA State Commissioner of Police Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, yesterday, paraded the suspected kidnappers of Chief E. K. Clark’s son, Mr. Ebikeme Clark at the state police headquarters, Asaba. He said the command was seriously worried over the whereabouts of some members of the kidnap gang that carried out the operation, which he described as “extremely dangerous.”
According to him, “other gang members still at large include Timi, Abel, Ndamaw, and Jacob.
“The suspects further confessed to being behind the kidnapping of one Madam Rose at Udu Road, Warri, from whose family they collected a ransom of N1.8 million.
“We want to re iterate that these gang members are extremely dangerous, ruthless schemers and blood tasty, hence we enjoin the good people of Delta State to as quickly as possible alert the police command through any of our distress call numbers: 08036684974, 08125273010 and 08075390753 or alert any of the security agencies in the state with any useful information that will lead to …

What Happened To New York Bound Passengers On Arik W3107 Flight By Banky W

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Recently, footage from a camera phone has surfaced online about the dire circumstances that passengers suffered prior to take-off, on board an Arik Air flight from Lagos to New York; I was one of the passengers. For anyone who has not seen the footage, it’s available on Youtube and various News Websites and Blogs. However, for purposes of this write-up, I will recount what happened.

The flight was scheduled to take off at about 11: 50 pm on March 31st 2014. Boarding was completed on time, and all the passengers settled in their seats and prepared for the flight to begin. However, there seemed to be a delay in operations because although the ground crew had exited the aircraft and the cabin doors were shut, we weren’t moving. The pilot announced that there was a small delay in the ground crew operations on the plane, and that we should be patient as the flight would depart “in a few minutes”.

The problem was, the air conditioning was not turned on. Midnight soon passed, and there was …

Photo Of The Day

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"This Is Not a Barbie Doll. This Is an Actual Human Being."

Hmmmm........... really don't know what to say.

2014 ACM Awards Red Carpet

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Miranda Lambert                                 Kimberly Perry


      Taylor Swift                                              Faith Hill & Tim McGraw


       Carrie Underwood

                    Shakira                                             Angie Harmon

FRENCH MONTANA AND KHLOE KARDASHIAN SPARK ROMANCE RUMORS

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French Montana is keeping up with the Kardashians. The “Pop That” rapper and newly-single Khloe Kardashian are sparking romance rumors after their weekend together.


According to TMZ, Kim’s sister was by French’s side as he went house hunting for a 4,800 sq. ft. Hollywood Hills home. The 4-bedroom, 4-bath house includes a wine and cigar cellar and rents for $29,000/month.

They also hit up Pink Rhino gentlemen’s club in Phoenix. French put his arm around Khloe as they entered the venue before blowing $7,000 on strippers.

Insiders say the two were “close” all night, taking photos with fans, but never posing together.

On Friday, they were also spotted at Diddy’s son Christian Combs’ 16th birthday party at 1 OAK in L.A.

But they’re just friends, claims one insider. “Nobody is occupying her time in a romantic way and yes, she’s good friends with Frenchie but it’s strictly platonic and in no way romantic,” the insider tells HollywoodLife.com. “She has a gazillion friends in hip-hop and he’s…

BIRDMAN GIVES JUSTIN BIEBER A BUGATTI

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Birdman is showing his gratitude in a big way. The Cash Money boss gifted Justin Bieber with his very own Bugatti.


The 20-year-old singer showed off the red Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse on Instagram. The exotic sports car retails for around $1.9 million and is the world’s fastest convertible.

“Uncle Stunna luv. My first Bugatti ♛ #generosity,” said Bieber, who posed behind the wheel of his new whip.

Last week, Bieber was in the studio with Birdman and his Cash Money artist Austin Mahone working on a new song.

“Studio flow with tha yung future of music get ready,” said Birdman, whose daughter Bria received a kiss from both singers.

Birdman has his own red Bugatti, which he proudly put on display in a 2010 video.

UPDATE: According to TMZ, the pricey ride was not a gift and just a loaner. Birdman told Bieber that he’s welcome to drive the car whenever he’s in Miami.







BEYONCÉ COVERS OUT MAGAZINE’S POWER ISSUE

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All hail Queen Bey. Fresh off her world tour, Beyoncé graces the May 2014 Power issue of gay lifestyle magazine Out. The “Partition” singer channels Marilyn Monroe, rocking a curly blonde bob and pearl necklace in the stunning black-and-white photo.

In the issue, Blue Ivy’s mother speaks out on behalf of her fellow females. “There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists,” says Bey. “Men are free and women are not. That is crazy.”

She also encourages women to celebrate their sexuality. “You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being,” she continues. “There is unbelievable power in ownership and women should own their sexuality.”

While the interview with Beyoncé was done via email, the magazine received unprecedented access to team Beyoncé including her publicist, stylist, and visual director, who gave insight into working with the world’s biggest pop star.

“I call them the underdogs becaus…

EMINEM AND RIHANNA TO PERFORM ‘THE MONSTER’ AT MTV MOVIE AWARDS

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Eminem and Rihanna are bringing “The Monster” to the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The powerhouse duo is set to take the stage for the first performance of their No. 1 hit.

Em and RiRi’s joint set will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE on Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The performance marks a return to the Movie Awards stage for both artists. In 2009, Eminem performed a medley of “We Made You” and “Crack a Bottle,” while Rihanna performed her smash “Umbrella” with Jay Z in 2007.

In August, they will launch their three-city “Monster” tour, playing stadiums in Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York.

Conan O’Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which is also set to feature performances from Zedd, Ellie Goulding, and twenty one pilots.

OUCH UNVEILS ITS 2014 SUMMER COLLECTION, NEW BRAND AMBASSADORS AND A FRESH BRAND DIRECTION

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AWARD WINNING OC UKEJE AND HUNKY BRYAN OKWARRA ARE THE NEW BRAND AMBASSADORS FOR OUCH AS IT UNVEILS THE 2014 SUMMER COLLECTION.

This April 2014, OUCH, Nigeria’s premiere fashion and lifestyle brand enters a new era with the launch of its new brand direction ‘Libero Sofisticazione’ which is Italian for ‘unfettered Sophistication’. The brand has been known to favor Italian craftsmen in the making of suits, shirts, shoes and accessories on its stable. According to Visionary and Creative Director Uche Nnaji, “the new brand direction is a fallout from what the brand is jocularly called by our garment manufacturers and friends in Milan, Naples and Firenze, Italy. By focusing essentially on customer satisfaction, we have in the last couple of years endeavored to build a sustainable business model. OUCH manufactures garments from Nigeria and various international locations exclusively for our 3 locations in Lagos and an online store that is receiving a lot of traffic. We have decided to up the…

Fatal Plane Crash During Zombie Movie Shoot

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A photo released by the sheriff's office showed the badly damaged plane


Two people have died in a plane crash while filming a low-budget zombie movie in northern Florida.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said it was investigating what caused the single engine aircraft to crash in Summerfield near Ocala on Sunday evening.

It said witnesses reported that the plane's engine stalled causing it to go down nose first.

It is thought the passenger was recording a scene for the movie which involved the pilot flying a plane.

The sheriff's office said: "Reports indicate that a group of people were in this area of Marion County to film a low-budget zombie movie that included a scene where the airplane would be used."

Local media has named the victims as Dennis W. Monroe, 65, of Summerfield, and passenger Joseph Lewis Sardinas, 70, of The Villages.

The investigation will be led by the Federal Aviation Administration.


Costa Murder: Briton's Ex-Girlfriend Arrested

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Mayka Marica Kukucova is held in Slovakia after Bristol-born millionaire Andrew Bush was shot dead at his home in Spain.   Mayka Marica Kukucova with Andrew Bush The former girlfriend of a British businessman murdered on the Costa del Sol has been arrested, Spanish officials say. Andrew Bush, originally from Bristol, was found lying in a pool of blood with two gunshot wounds to his head at around 3am on Saturday. Police had been searching for Slovak national Mayka Marica Kukucova since the 48-year-old was found dead at his home in Andalucia. Police said she had been detained in Slovakia.  "I can confirm that Mayka Marica Kukucova, born in 1990, was arrested early this afternoon in Slovakia after Spanish authorities requested a European arrest warrant," a Spanish national police spokeswoman said. "She is the ex-partner of Andrew Bush and has been arrested on suspicion of a consumed intentional homicide. "Arrangements for her extradition to Spain are still to be fina…

'British Mothers Drown Trying To Rescue Kids'

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The victims went to help the youngsters after they were swept away by a wave - but the pair got into difficulties themselves. Uma Ramalingam has been named as one of the women who died
Two British tourists have drowned in the sea off Tenerife after reportedly trying to rescue their children. The female victims, 42-year-old Uma Ramalingam and her relative Barathi Ravikumar, 39, went to help the youngsters after they were swept away by a wave. But the women - both doctors - got into difficulties themselves near the resort of Playa Paraiso in the southwest of the island on Sunday. The youngsters, aged 10 and 14, were rescued by tourists and hotel workers while an emergency services helicopter pulled a third woman, 38, out of the water. She and the two children survived but the two other women each suffered a cardiac arrest and attempts to revive them were unsuccessful. The victims drowned near Playa Paraiso A spokeswoman for Canary Islands emergency services said: "At just after 6pm …

Pharrell Celebrates 41st Birthday with SpongeBob-Themed Party

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Pharrell Williams is still a kid at heart. The “Happy” hitmaker celebrated his 41st birthday with his closest friends and SpongeBob SquarePants in New York City on Friday night. On the eve of his “SNL” performance, Pharrell turned CiprianiWall Street into the underwater city of Bikini Bottom for one night. Wearing a BBC varsity jacket and green version of his Buffalo hat, he hit the yellow carpet with his wife Helen Lasichanh.
His favorite characters from the Nickelodeon show includingSpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward came out to play, along with his celebrity pals Chanel Iman, Russell Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Mashonda. Other guests included Swizz Beatz and Pharrell’s  "It's On Again"collaborator Alicia Keys, who was fresh from the DVF Awards. Guests got down to the funky sounds of Q-Tip, who was the DJ on duty, and the birthday boy received a custom cake in the shape of a Krabby Patty.
He received birthday wishes from his famous friends. “Happy Bday to my brother, @Pharr…

Law school student, 30, commits suicide

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A 30-year-old student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Auwal Haruna, allegedly committed suicide on Monday by hanging himself on the ceiling fan in his hotel room in Takum. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jalingo on Monday, saying the matter was under investigation. According to him, the body of the deceased was found dangling from a ceiling fan at Mairiga Guest Inn, Takum. He said the deceased, until his death, was a suspect in a case of murder involving his younger brother, Ahmed, who allegedly connived with their mother, Aisha, to murder their father, Haruna Mohammed. He said that the deceased’s brother (Ahmed), 27, was being detained for abducting and hanging his father to death in the suburb of Gembu over his father’s alleged marriage of a second wife against the wishes of his wife. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there is an upsurge in suicide cases in Taraba. Kwaji attributed the increase …

Ghana reports first suspected Ebola case

Ghana’s health authorities have announced the first suspected case of the deadly Ebola disease at the country’s second biggest hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), in Kumasi. The Deputy Director of Public Health in the Ashanti region, Dr. Joseph Oduro, said on Sunday evening that the case resulted in the death of a 12-year-old girl. He said the health officials in the Ashanti Region held an emergency meeting over the case. Oduro said the victim, who was admitted at the paediatric unit of the Teaching Hospital with symptoms of fever and bleeding, died and during a postmortem  it was detected she had internal bleeding. He said the development was alarming since neighbouring countries like Guinea and Liberia had recorded cases of the viral infection. Oduro said blood samples of the victim had already been sent for Medical Research in Accra, for testing, and the result was being expected within 72 hours. The disease has already killed dozens of people in neighbouring Guinea, …