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Wife’s murder: UK gay banker jailed for life

Jasvir Ram Ginday was found guilty at Wolverhampton Crown Court

A bank worker has been jailed for life for murdering his wife in a bid to stop her revealing his homosexuality.
Jasvir Ram Ginday, 29, from Walsall, attacked Varkha Rani at their home with a metal pipe from a vacuum cleaner. He strangled her then burnt her body in a garden incinerator, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard. Judge John Warner told the court Ginday had struggled “being a gay man in a straight world”. He told him he would serve a minimum of 21 years in prison. The jury of seven women and five men took about 17 hours to find Ginday guilty of murder after a three-week trial. He will be sentenced later on Friday. Ginday, of Victory Lane, had flown to attend his arranged wedding to Varkha, 24, from India, at a lavish ceremony attended by up to 700 guests last year. But he had told a friend he was attracted to men as early as 2008, said prosecutor Deborah Gould. West Midlands Police said Ginday was frequenting gay bars …

Delta earmarks N6bn for BRT lane

The Delta State Government has earmarked N6bn for the ongoing Bus Rapid Transit lane project in Warri. The Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, made this known at the Palace of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwase 11 on Friday. Utuama, accompanied by some members of the ad hoc committee on state sanitation, said the project would help to reduce traffic congestion being experienced in most parts of Warri metropolis. He said the BRT lane would start from Effurun and terminate at the Nigerian Port Authority. The deputy governor added that government had engaged 750 people to fortify its traffic control mechanism in the ancient city. Utuama also said the visit was to intimate the Ogiame of the activities of the ad hoc committee saddled with the responsibility of cleaning up the state and solicit for his support. “I apologise that we could not visit the Ogiame before the commencement of our operation in Warri South. “We are on environmental restoration mission in Warri South, Uvwie and Udu Loc…

Davido goes into acting

David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has become a force in the Nigerian music scene. Now, the young man wants to try his luck in the make-believe world as he launches into Nollywood.
Courtesy of his cousin, Ikechukwu Ojeogwu, a rookie producer, Davido will be a part of  Ojeogwu’s debut film, John Zerebe. Ojeogwu, who told Saturday Beats that Teco Benson would be directing the film, insisted he was featuring Davido in the movie because he (Davido) fitted the role. “I didn’t use him because he is my cousin. I didn’t use him to sell the movie as well. David fitted very well into the role and we had to use him as well,” Ojeogwu said. The young producer, who is also playing the lead role in the movie, said he was yet to get the lead actress in the movie. “I would have loved Genevieve to be the lead actress but I think everything depends on the director, Teco. He would be in a better position to know who should be the lead actress,” he said. The Babcock University Banking and Finance graduate s…

Abuja jailbreak: Detained engineer’s family seeks legal assistance

Isiaka Yusuf

Punch reports: The family of the 32-year-old engineer, Isiaka Yusuf, being held by the State Security Service for posting pictures of the March 30 Abuja jailbreak onTwitter, is seeking legal assistance to ensure his release.
The Electrical and Electronics Engineering graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, who works at the Aso Villa substation of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, had live-tweeted pictures from the scene of  the jailbreak by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect. The SSS headquarters, known as Yellow House, is located behind the Villa. As a shred of secrecy surrounds his incarceration by the SSS, his immediate younger brother, Sanusi, told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that he had yet to establish any form of contact with him. Noting that the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, had reached out to the family, he added that nothing concrete had been achieved with his intervention…

Did Beyoncé Photoshop Her Flawless Thighs In Vacation Pics?? See The Photographic Evidence And Decide For Yourself About That Thigh Gap HERE!

In the controversial pic which was taken on a family vacation in the Dominican Republic, Beyonce is spotted wearing a two-piece bikini while playing golf.

As soon as the snap was posted on Tumblr social media went abuzz with some people questioning the singer’s ‘thigh gap’.

Check out some of the comments below!

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Femi Fani-Kayode dumps APC for PDP

Former Minister of Aviation and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has finally dumped the opposition party for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. DailyTrust reports that the former minister was at the Presidential Villa in Abuja today to meet with president Goodluck Jonathan to inform him of his latest decision. FFK, as he’s fondly called told State House correspondents after the closed door meeting that he will still continue to kick against the alleged plan by the APC to field two Muslims as presidential candidate and running mate for the 2015 general elections. It would be recalled that Fani, last year May dumped Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, for the APC, describing PDP as a party that lacks discipline, fairness and internal cohesion. He said his decision to dump the party was due to alleged abuse of powers by the presidency and members of National Working Committee, NWC, of the party.

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2015: Igbo group endorses Atiku for president, floods streets with his campaign posters

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has been endorsed by a Southeast based political pressure group, Turaki East Alliance, TEA, as Nigeria’s president in 2015.

TEA, which reportedly has about 100,000 members, called on Nigerians to back the Turakin Adamawa for president as such would solve the leadership challenges confronting Nigeria.

On why they settled for Atiku, the national Coordinator of TEA, Comrade Peter Akubuo, said the country needs a man who has the interest of the people at heart.

Akubuo explained that Atiku stands out from other aspirants because of his credibility and steadfastness and he has been in the forefront of rotational presidency in the country.

He further disclosed that the group after their general meeting held at the weekend in Owerri, the Imo state capital, appealed to Atiku to join the presidential race without further delay.

Akubuo said they have already commenced a door to door sensitization of Ndigbo on the need to support the Atiku Agenda.


Prosecutor says screaming Steenkamp ran away from Pistorius

The prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Thursday accused the athlete of lying and said he had argued with Reeva Steenkamp before killing her. The South African double-amputee Olympic sprinter under cross examination said he took his girlfriend for a burglar who had entered the bathroom when he shot her through the door in February last year. Taking the stand for the fourth day, Pistorius said he woke up at night, went to move fans that had been left running and to draw curtains closed and did not see Steenkamp get out of bed and go to the bathroom. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel challenged his version of the events, saying it was not supported by the position of the fans, curtains and bed linen as they were photographed by police after the killing. Pistorius had accused police of moving objects for an unknown reason. “Mr Pistorius, your version is a lie. You never closed those curtains in the first instance,” Nel said, smirking at him and twirling his spectacles. In reality, the co…

“I don’t think I am mentally ready for marriage” – Ice Prince

Plateau State-born pop star, Panshak Zamani, aka Ice Prince has revealed why he is yet to get married despite being in a serious relationship. In a quick chat with Vanguard, the Nigerian music superstar, who is currently in London filming the video for his song “Mercy”, was asked about his relationship status and when he plans to tie the knot. He confirmed that he is in a relationship – whose name he didn’t mention, but he is not quite sure on being a husband just yet.
“I don’t think I am planning to get married now because I am still young, I’m in my youth and moreover, I am just 27 years old. Maybe, later in my late thirties, I can start planning to get married. It’s because I still have a long way to go before thinking of settling down. I can’t say because of what I have, that I am okay to get married, no. I don’t think I am mentally ready for marriage. I think before one could get married, one needs to attain certain level of understanding and awareness. I don’t think I have those…

2015: You lack moral right to campaign in the Niger Delta – Rivers APC tells Jonathan, PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State Chapter, has declared that President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lack the moral right to campaign in the Niger Delta during the 2015 general elections. This, according to the party, is due to the total and deliberate neglect of the region by the PDP-led Federal Government under the watch of Jonathan despite the fact that the President comes from the region and received the highest number of votes from the area during the 2011 presidential polls. “Certainly, President Jonathan and the PDP have lost every moral right to come and ask the people of the Niger Delta for their votes in 2015 considering the wickedness they have exhibited towards the people of the region,” Rivers APC said this afternoon in a statement issued by the State Interim Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya. According to the party, “Even though they lack shame, President Jonathan and PDP should for once respect themselves and stay away…

The 'Perfect' Woman Has Kim Kardashian's Breasts, Say Men In New (And Obvious) Survey

Huffington Post reports:

Kardashian has basically made a career out of her bodacious curves, and a new survey confirms that her ample bikini selfies and skintight dresses are just what her fans want to see. Her male fans, at least.
British lingerie brand Bluebella conducted a survey asking 1,000 people what makes a "beautiful" body. Deconstructing celebrities' facial and body parts (sure, it's not like they're human or anything), the results are wildly different for men and women: The "perfect" woman, according to men, has Megan Fox's face, Kim Kardashian's breasts, Michelle Keegan's stomach, Kelly Brooks' hips, Scarlett Johansson's hair and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's legs. The "perfect" woman, according to women, has Cara Delevingne's face, Jennifer Aniston's breasts, Gwyneth Paltrow's stomach, Emma Watson's hips, Kate Middleton's hair and Elle MacPerson's legs. "Interestingly, the sum of a…

Emma Stone Vs Kim Kardashian: Who wore it best?

Kim Kardashian is all about the unexpected lately. Riding the high of her current Vogue cover, she’s been flexing in many things other than her signature form-fitting look. Earlier this week at the star-studded event in support of California congressional candidate Marianne Williamson, Kardashian stepped out in a perfectly-executed menswear look by Paris-based label Faith Connection. Equal parts slick and asset baring, the all-black (everything) jumpsuit and tuxedo jacket really hit the menswear nail on the head.

The borrowed from the boys look also made an appearance on Emma Stone this week, as she promoted her upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in London. Going considerably more literal, Stone looks full on Working Girl in a grey plaid suit and white button down by Saint Laurent. Paired with Christian Louboutin heels, slick hair and babely counterpart Andrew Garfield, the look is pretty flawless.

So, which take did you like best?

Naya Rivera Shows Up on Glee Set Without Engagement Ring

Naya Rivera arrived on the set of Glee Thursday minus one special accessory – her sparkling engagement ring.

Her appearance without the bling came one day after the Glee starlet's fiancé, rapper Big Sean, announced in a statement to PEOPLE that he was calling off their engagement, noting it was a "difficult decision."

"The recent rumors and accusations reported by so-called or fake sources are simply untrue," Big Sean said through his rep. "Sean wishes Naya nothing but the best and it is still his hope that they can continue to work through their issues privately. We will not be commenting again on this matter."

The couple, who met on Twitter, began dating in 2013. They confirmed their engagement last October.

Since then, their relationship seemed tight as they professed their love publicly and planned their wedding together.

Woman Recreates Stiletto Heel Killing of Boyfriend in Court

Ana Trujillo

A Houston woman convicted of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a 5 ½-inch stiletto heel told jurors Thursday that she killed him to save her own life during a lengthy fight in which she was chased down, knocked into a wall and thrown over a couch. 

Ana Trujillo took the witness stand for the first time in the two-week trial as part of the penalty phase that ended with her being sentenced to life in prison. During about seven hours of rambling testimony, Trujillo said she had been repeatedly abused by men and sexual assaulted. 

The jury convicted Trujillo on Tuesday of murder in last June's killing of her boyfriend, 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson, at his home after the couple had gone out drinking. Prosecutors say she pinned him down and stabbed him at least 25 times with the heel of her shoe. Trujillo and her lawyers said she acted in self-defense. 

Trujillo told jurors that Andersson became enraged when he thought she was going to leave him and she foug…

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49-year-old pastor in court for allegedly defiling two under-aged sisters

A 49-year-old pastor, Friday Arthur, was on Friday charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling two under-aged sisters (names withheld) aged 10 and 11. Arthur, a Beninoise, who resides at No. 856, Ikota Housing Estate, Lekki, Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Victor Eruada, told the court that Arthur committed the offence between March 28 and April 6 at the Ikota Housing Estate, Lekki, Lagos. Eruada said that the pastor, had at various occasions, lured the minors into his room and defiled them. He said that the offence violated Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. Section 137 prescribes life imprisonment for anyone convicted of the offence of defiling a child. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victims and their female guardian were in court. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

10 Killed After Truck Collides with Bus Carrying Students

The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends and jammed to hip-hop on the radio. 

Steven Clavijo, 18, a senior at West Ranch High in Santa Clarita, was looking forward to his visit to Humboldt, where he planned to enroll. Just as Clavijo was trying to catch a nap Thursday afternoon, he said he felt the big vehicle begin to shake from left to right and then he heard a loud boom. 

"We knew we were in major trouble," he said. 

A FedEx tractor-trailer had crossed a grassy freeway median and slammed into the bus. Ten people were killed in the fiery crash, including both drivers, authorities said. 

Many of the more than 40 students on board escaped through a window that someone had kicked open, Clavijo said, running for their lives to the other side of Interstate 5 before hearing an explosion and seeing the bus burst into flam…