Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Man found innocent after spending 50 years in jail for rape


Nearly 50 years since a Louisiana man was sentenced to life in prison in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse,  a judge has overturned his conviction. He is expected to walk out of prison Wednesday morning a free man.

State District Court Judge Richard Anderson previously said the case against Wilbert Jones, 65, was “weak at best” and that authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated Jones decades ago.

1980 Video Of Robert Mugabe Saying No Military Coup Can Remove Him From Power


At the moment, Zimbabwe is in turmoil. The 93-year old president, Robert Mugabe is being detained but the military assures that he's in safe hands with his family.

US Refuses To Release Abacha Loot Because It's In Dollars


The United States (US) Government has laid claim to hundreds of millions of dollars stashed abroad by the government of the late military ruler, Sani Abacha.

The Americans allegedly told a court in an unnamed foreign country that it had an interest in the loot because it was saved in its currency, the US dollar.

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) and rights activist Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) made the claims yesterday in Lagos.

Italy sack coach Gian Piero Ventura after World Cup failure


Gian Piero Ventura was sacked as Italy coach on Wednesday after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup finals.

The veteran coach’s fate was sealed after a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FISC) in Rome.

Arnold Schwarzenegger And His Girlfriend Heather Milligan Enjoy Bike Ride In Milan (Photos)

 Arnold Schwarzenegger and his girlfriend Heather Milligan enjoy bike ride in Milan (Photos)

Terminator actor and former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 70, was spotted with his girlfriend Heather Milligan, 43, on Monday as they enjoyed a day of bike riding in Milan, Italy.

The pair were accompanied by a team of bodyguards who kept adoring crowds from coming close to the actor.

Sacked VP Emmerson Mnangagwa Declared Zimbabwe’s Interim President- Mugabe’s Ruling Party ZANU-PF


Mugabe’s ruling party ZANU PF has made former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the interim president. A section of the party who was opposed to Mugabes wife becoming president looks to be running the soft coup in Zimbabwe. Zanu PF has confirmed a bloodless coup in Zimbabwe.

Mnangagwa, born September 15, 1946, is nicknamed “Ngwena,” or “The Crocodile.”

Genevieve Dumped Me Because I Couldn’t Satisfy Her – Top Actor


A veteran Nigerian actor, Okechukwu Joseph, has revealed that his relationship with Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji hit the rocks because he was afraid to sleep with her.

Okechukwu, who starred in movies such as Alice My First Lady Karishika and Mark of the Beast, told Nigeria’s Sun newspaper that he was a virgin at the time he dated Genevieve.

Dad Who Punched His Newborn Daughter To Death Is Found Dead In Prison


A dad who murdered his newborn baby daughter has been found dead in his prison cell.

Liam Deane was found dead in his cell at HMP Leeds on Sunday. He was jailed last month for murdering his daughter Luna in July.

Serving prisoner John Westland, 28, appeared before Leeds Magistrates yesterday accused of killing Deane.

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip to Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

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Queen Elizabeth will add another landmark to her record-breaking reign on Monday, November 20 when she celebrates her 70th wedding anniversary with husband Prince Philip.

Princess Elizabeth, as she was at the time, married dashing naval officer Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at London’s Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, in a lavish ceremony attended by statesmen and royalty from around the world.

EFCC seals building belonging to Maina in Kaduna

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday sealed  a building under construction  located at 5 Sokoto Road adjacent Zamfara State Government Lodge in Kaduna state.

African Union Reacts to Army Takeover of Zimbabwe and Ousting of Mugabe


The head of the African Union on Wednesday said the crisis in Zimbabwe “seems like a coup” and called on the military to halt their actions and submit to constitutional order, according to AFP.

How Nigerian Scammers Stole $11million From the IRS in One of the Biggest Tax Frauds in U.S. History


A Nigerian man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for his role in the bilking of over $11 million via an identity-theft scheme from the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Attorney’s office for Oregon said Tuesday.

An IRS agent has said this is one of the largest tax fraud cases in the United States in which stolen personal identification information was used to defraud the IRS, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for Oregon Scott Erik Asphaug told The Associated Press in an email. Its scope is staggering.

Bayern Munich Considers Move for Arsenal Striker, Olivier Giroud


Bayern Munich will consider making a move for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud after Robert Lewandowski complained he is being worked too hard, according to SportBild.

The Poland international has been in sensational form again this season and has scored 20 goals in 21 appearances for club and country. At 29, however, the former Borussia Dortmund striker believes Bayern should consider adding to their squad in order to guard against the possibility of him picking up an injury.

Over 70 Nails Found Inside Woman’s Legs But She Has No Idea How They Got There


A 35-year-old Indian widow claims needles, nails, and syringes come out of her legs, and that she has no idea how they got there, Oddity Central reports.

Anusuiya, from a small village in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India, says that the bizarre phenomenon has been occurring since 2012 and that she has been in unbearable pain ever since.

China says Zimbabwe military chief’s visit was normal


China said on Wednesday that Zimbabwe military chief, Constantino Chiwenga’s visit to China on Friday was a normal military visit, after the southern African nation’s military said it had seized power.

Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, told a daily news briefing that China is closely watching the situation in Zimbabwe and hopes that relevant parties can properly handle their internal affairs.

62 Year- Old- Man Jailed 5 Years Over Possession Of Hard Drugs


A Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Wednesday sentenced a 62-year-old man, Hycinth Njoku, to five years imprisonment for unlawful possession of hard drugs. Njoku was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to the crime and begged for leniency.

Mrs. Ramatu Oketola, prosecution counsel to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), had told the court that Njoku, a resident of New Layout Quarters in Bokkos, Plateau State, was arrested on July 27, by NDLEA officials.

Terry Crews shares more details of how suspended top Hollywood agent sexually assaulted him


Terry Crews said he's never felt more "emasculated" and "objectified" than when a top Hollywood agent groped his genitals at a party in 2016.

Crews, who first shared details of the alleged February 2016 encounter on Twitter, opened up about the incident with Michael Strahan on "Good Morning America" Wednesday, telling the host that Adam Venit, a top agent at William Morris Endeavor (WME), sexually assaulted him during their first-ever meeting.

I might not see out Arsenal contract – Arsene Wenger


Arsene Wenger has conceded that he might not see out the end of his two-year contract at Arsenal and says his situation will be discussed with the club’s board at the end of the season.

The Frenchman’s lengthy tenure at the Emirates Stadium came under severe scrutiny last term as the Gunners were humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16.

Petr Cech tells Tottenham to win trophy to match Arsenal success


Petr Cech believes Tottenham must win a trophy to match Arsenal’s success, denying suggestions of a north London power shift.

Tottenham finished ahead of Arsenal for the first time in 22 years when they claimed second spot in the Premier League last season, while the Gunners missed out on a place in the Champions League by ending the campaign in fifth place.

Jurgen Klopp admits himself to hospital and misses Liverpool training after feeling unwell


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp missed training on Wednesday after feeling unwell and admitting himself to hospital.

Klopp had undergone checks by medical staff and was due to be released in the evening so would not require an overnight stay.

I want another go at coaching Argentina – Diego Maradona


Diego Maradona criticised the faltering Argentina team on Wednesday and appealed for another chance at managing the national side.

A day after they lost 4-2 to Nigeria in a friendly in Russia, Maradona, who last managed Argentina at the 2010 World Cup, hit out the current set up in a short Instagram message.

Alex Iwobi reveals why he snubbed England to play for Nigeria


Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi has disclosed the reasons he snubed England for Nigeria after scoring a brace in the win over Argentina on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old made the choice to play international football for Nigeria in 2015 despite featuring in England’s youth teams.

Sick death row inmate will be given special pillow to help him breathe during execution


A sick death row inmate set to die by lethal injection this week will be given a special wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he is executed.

WCPO reports that death row prisoner Alva Campbell, 69, will be executed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, on Wednesday for the 1997 murder of a Columbus teen.

iPhone charger electrocutes 14-year old


A 14-year old has died in Vietnam after she got electrocuted in her sleep by her faulty iPhone charging cable.

According to police, the girl, Le Thi Xoan, rolled over onto the torn cable and was exposed to the live wire, which eventually killed her.

Woman Dies After Liposuction Surgery In Mexico


A Los Angeles woman who traveled to Mexico for liposuction surgery and went into a coma has died, according to her family.

51-year-old Irma Saenz liked to look nice, something she made time for even though she took care of her 99-year-old mother, according to Irma’s niece, Nora.

Former EFCC boss, Farida Waziri, hired to attack me – Jonathan


Former President Goodluck Jonathan has faulted the claim that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was stifled under his administration, saying his accuser was hired to attack him.

A former chairman of the anti-graft agency, Farida Waziri, had in a statement on Sunday accused Jonathan’s administration of undue interference in probes of suspected corrupt officials.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Girlfriend Says Family Is "Complete" As She Cradles Precious Newborn


Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez has said their family is now "complete and happier than ever" after giving birth on Sunday morning.

Georgina, dressed in a white silk robe, shared a shot of herself cradling the newborn while surrounded by flowers and gifts that were sent to the hospital.

Fans attack Argentina coach


Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli came under fierce attack  after La Albiceleste’s stunning  4-2 defeat by Nigeria in their friendly match in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday.

The Super Eagles recovered from  2-0 down to beat the Lionel Messi-less South American powerhouse after they  ran riot  in the second half at the Krasnodar Stadium.

Jordin Sparks Is Secretly Married & Now PREGNANT


Jordin Sparks has revealed that she got married in secret four months ago - and is now pregnant with her first child.

The American Idol winner, who was previously engaged to Jason Derulo made the shock revelation to People and admitted that days after meeting her husband Dana Isaiah just nine months ago, she knew they'd get married.

EFCC Seeks National Assembly’s Approval to Retain 7% of Recoveries


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday urged the House of Representatives to accord the agency powers to retain seven per cent of all its recoveries from proceeds of crimes which are assets allegedly owned by corrupt public officials.

Secretary to the EFCC, Mr. Emmanuel Aremo who represented the Commission’s chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, made the plea to the lawmakers at a one-day public hearing on four bills on the proposed amendments to the EFCC Act 2004.

Mom Upset After School Initially Sends Son Off For Braiding His Hair


A mother-of-two claims her son was sent home from school after turning up for class with his hair in braids.

Trisha Jukes, 34, says her son Jordan Waterfield was first sent to isolation before teachers ordered him to leave the school. The 15-year-old had returned after half-term with the top of his hair braided, while the sides were left long.

Hollywood Actor Keith Barron Passes Away


Keith Barron, the star of long-running ITV comedy Duty Free, has died at the age of 83. A statement from his agent confirmed the sad news, saying: "He had a long and varied career which included The Nigel Barton Plays by Dennis Potter of which he was immensely proud, a Hollywood film The Land That Time Forgot, the television series Take Me Home, written by Tony Marchant and three series of Duty Free, the Yorkshire Television classic sitcom written by Eric Chappell in which he played David Pearce.

Young Mother Involved In Custody Battle Of Her Son Hangs Herself In A Hotel Room


A 23-year-old student who was involved in a grueling custody battle killed herself in a hotel room just two days after her birthday. According to reports, the student identified as Ellen Scott suffered anxiety attacks and became “stressed” over the possibility she might be pregnant again.

The young lady who was engaged – was about to fly out to Toulouse in Southern France to visit friends last June 25, before she was later found dead in her room at a Hotel near Manchester Airport where she had been staying ahead of her flight.

Australia legalizes same-sex marriage


After a two-month national postal survey, Australian government have finally legalized same-sex marriage.

According to results released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday,  revealed 61% of the the country's population voted for the legalization of same-sex marriage, with only 38% voting against it.

Don Jazzy Reacts To Tiwa Savage’s Statement On Getting Pregnant Again


Mavin boss, Donjazzy is not here for Tiwa Savage becoming pregnant again.She took to Instagram yesterday to reveal even if she gets pregnant again, there is no slowing her down.
Donjazzy was quick to comment about it on her page..

See the hilarious reaction below

Zimbabwe Looks Like Today Following Military Takeover (Photos)

Photos of what Zimbabwe looks like today following military takeover

The atmosphere in Zimbabwe is reportedly tense after the military took over, detained President Robert Mugabe and his wife, then declared that the former vice president will be the interim president in what is being referred to as a ‘bloodless transition’ of power.

Buhari Asks Zimbabwean Military, Others To Respect Constitution


President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe.

The President also urged all political and military stakeholders in the country to avoid any action that may plunge Zimbabwe into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region.

Popular Auto Dealer, Lanre Shittu Loses Wife


Popular auto dealer, Chairman of Lanre Shittu Motors, Alhaji Rasak Olanrewaju Shittu has lost one of his wives, Alhaja Wura Shittu. Alhaja Wura died on monday at a UK hospital.

‘Stop rating Nigerian artistes into the sky, Wizkid is not a superstar’ – Shatta Wale


Top Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has revealed what he thinks of Nigerian superstar artiste, Wizkid.

He made this statement during an interview on Ghanaian radio station, Kasapa FM.

Daughter Of Angola's Ex-President Sacked As State Oil Chief


Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency said in a statement.

Her appointment to the oil giant last year was widely criticised as a symbol of the nepotism and corruption that flourished under Dos Santos.

Federal character policy hinders national development – Speaker


The Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, said on Wednesday that the federal character policy of the Federal Government was hindering national development.

Speaking during an interactive session with newsmen in Benin, Adjoto said professionals and experienced individuals were being over-looked for reasons best known to the policymakers in the country.

I’m under house arrest – Robert Mugabe speaks to Zuma on phone


The South African presidency said in a statement that Zuma, in his capacity as chair of the Southern African Development Community, was sending special envoys to Zimbabwe to meet with Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force, which has seized power in Harare.

Zimbabwean army cordoned off the Presidential seat of power and Parliament Building in the capital while helicopters circled the city center, after the military announced it had taken over control of all government institutions.

Pope Francis Gets Personalized Lamborghini as gift, but doesn't accept it (photos)


 A Lamborghini sports car worth a whopping N76 million has been given to the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis as a gift.

Pope Francis on Wednesday got a Lamborghini sports car as a gift. The white-painted, special edition Lamborghini Huracan, which sells for around 180,000 euros (N76 million), perfectly matched the pope’s white cassock as he blessed it outside the Casa Santa Marta, the guesthouse within the Vatican where he lives.

I will be graduating from an established upcoming to an outstanding established superstar - Peter Okoye


Peter Okoye announced his soon to be released song in the most interesting way yet.

He took to IG writing;

Photographer who altered Lupita Nyong'o's natural hair apologises


The photographer who altered the Grazia cover shot of Lupita Nyong'o by 'smoothing' out her natural hair has apologised .

The magazine apologised to the Oscar winner after she accused the publication of altering her hair 'to fit a more Eurocentric notion' of beauty.

Slavery: Libyans auction Nigerians, others for $400


Stranded Nigerians and migrants of other nationals in Libya are in a dire situation as smugglers now auction them for sale as slaves in the North African country for as low as $400 (N144,000). 

In a video footage report published by the Cable News Network (CNN), some stranded immigrants in the North African country were seen in a brief clip being auctioned for sale, with the auctioneer saying they are, “big strong boys for farm work.”

​Britain’s most notorious prisoner Charles Bronson gets married to actress, Paula Williamson in Jail (photos)


Britain’s most notorious prisoner, Charles Bronson today wed 37-year-old actress Paula Williamson at HM Prison Wakefield where he is currently imprisoned.

Woman Divorces After 2 Weeks Of Marriage, Husband Does All The Chores

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A 28-year-old Egyptian newlywed woman, is seeking a divorce after only two weeks of marriage because her husband does all of the household chores, Egyptian news website Masrawy, reports.

Her husband, 31, also runs a successful clothing store, where he employs several staff members and is therefore able to spend most of his time at home. Samar claims that he spends all of that time cleaning and rearranging furniture and that she can no longer handle living with him.

Oil exploration in North East, for ‘good of the country’ – Kachikwu


The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, says oil exploration in the North East is for the good of the nation. He said this during “Overview of 2018 Budget Proposal” on Tuesday in Abuja.

He added that “we have an obligation as a nation to continue to ensure that we follow through any part of the country with visible sign of oil at all. “This does not stop the fact that massive exploration activities will continue in oil producing areas. “We discover oil everyday and we explore it and if we calculate the overall oil revenue projection for 2018, it is almost 60 per cent, so we need to expand the frontiers of oil anywhere we find it in the country.’’

Military vehicles outside Zimbabwe capital as treason claims fly


Several armoured vehicles drove down main roads near the Zimbabwean capital Harare Tuesday, as tension erupted between President Robert Mugabe and the military that has been a key buttress to his 37-year reign.

In an incendiary statement, Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party accused army chief General Constantino Chiwenga of “treasonable conduct” for challenging Mugabe over the sacking of the vice president.

Tragedy as Mother of four loses five babies in one day


A Kenyan mother who gave birth to extremely rare naturally-conceived quintuplets has lost all five babies, according to a hospital in the south-west of the country.

The mother, Jacintah Akinyi, 30 – who did not know she was carrying five babies – went into labour on Sunday and gave birth to two babies at home, who both died, before being transferred to the Kisii Teaching and Referral hospital.