Saturday, June 16, 2012

RECORD: China Sends First Woman Astronaut into Space

Liu Yang, First China Female Astronaut
Beijing – (AFP) – China on Saturday launched its most ambitious space mission to date, sending its first female astronaut into orbit and bidding to achieve the country’s first manual space docking.
Shenzhou-9 — China’s fourth manned space mission — blasted off on schedule at 6:37 pm (1037 GMT) from the remote Gobi desert in the nation’s northwest, state television pictures showed.
Chang Wanquan, commander-in-chief of China’s manned space programme, said the craft had entered orbit, and declared the launch a “complete success”.

The crew was headed by Jing Haipeng, a veteran astronaut who had gone to space twice already. Liu Wang, who has been in the space programme for 14 years, will be in charge of manual docking manoeuvres.

Meanwhile Liu Yang, 33, who has created a stir in the media and online for becoming China’s first woman to travel to space,

Child Trafficking: A Pastor and 4 Other People Arrested

A Pastor (names with held) and four others have been apprehended for questioning by the Benue State Police Command for child trafficking.  Sources gathered from a reliable police source that three of the suspects were arrested in Kano while two others were nabbed in Makurdi.

According to our source, 19 year old Aladi Abbah who resides at Ugbokolo in Okpokwu local government area of Benue State, was few days ago allegedly persuaded by her female neighbour (name withheld) to sell off her 8 month- old baby in order to raise funds to better her lot.

PITY: Vandal Electrocuted in Imo

A middle aged young man, suspected to be a member of a gang whose stock in trade is to vandalize installations of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, has been electrocuted.

Saturday Vanguard investigations revealed that the late PHCN vandal, whose identity could not be ascertained at press time was electrocuted when he tried to vandalize the facilities at the Industrial Cluster, Naze, Owerri North local council area of Imo State.

PHOTOS: M.I, Waje, Threadstone perform at ‘Rock Nite’

Tosyn Bucknor, Clay and Christine Ben-Ameh
The monthly ‘Rock Nite‘ gig went down in the African Bar of the Oriental Hotels, Lekki, lagos on Thursday, May 31, 2012 featuring the likes of rapper M.I, rock singer Clay, Ese Peters, Waje, Femi Leye, Christine Ben-Ameh, Honey and Loppy Records’ Threadstone and soul singer Ruby.

Rock Nite is put together by Threadstone with Cool FM to showcase live alternative music.
‘It exposes rock acts and also has non-rock acts performing rock songs. Plus rock covers of songs’, explains one of the facilitators Tosyn Bucknor.

During the May edition, Threadstone covered M.I’s ‘Nobody‘ and ‘One Naira‘, rock style. Waje then joined Threadstone for Evanescene ‘Wake me up inside‘ and M.I did ‘Numb/Encore‘ .

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Bribery Scandal: Farouk Lawan Released, His Passport Seized By Police

Nigerian police investigators today granted "administrative bail" to detained PDP member of the house of representatives, Farouk Lawan

Police sources told Our sources that Mr. Lawan was freed about 3:00 PM Nigerian time after someone stood surety for him. His international passport was seized to stop him from fleeing.

PHOTOS: NYSC Corps Members in Kaduna Protest Over Non-Payment of N30,000 Allowance

NYSC members demonstrating at the Ministry of Youths and Sports over non payment of N30,000 allowance by Kaduna State Government. See More Pictures below:

Femi Otedola Blast House of Reps, To Sue Them For N1 Trillion

Zenon Oil Boss, Femi Otedola, to sue the House of Reps for N1trn over the defamation of his character during its plenary session on Friday.

Following the decision of the House of Reps to refer his oil company, Zenon Oil to anti-graft agencies for fraud investigation, Mr Femi Otedola has described the plenary session of the House as a celebration of corruption.
A statement issued by him in reaction to the House resolution reads: "I have stated the facts in

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Nayef, Is Dead!

Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz al Saud Prince Nayef had served as Saudi Arabia's interior minister since 1975

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has died "outside the kingdom", state media say.

PHOTO: Uniport Girl Runs Almost Naked After Being Caught

This girl was caught by boyfriend while she was sleeping with another man, a married man. When the her boyfriend and the man began fighting, she took to her heels and ran away. But somebody was very quick to take a photograph of her while she was running.
Source said she was a Uniport girl. What other reason could make such a perfectly structured lady to run almost clotheless like this, and why would a lady this blessed, with all the offshore and onshore dichotomy, hunt for another person’s guy?

Happy Birthday : Femi Kuti @ 50, ‘My Pains, My Gains’

Femi Kuti, son of the late legendary Afro-beat musician turns 50 on July 16, 2012. In this no holds bare interview, the only Nigerian based musician ever to be nominated thrice at the Grammy opened up on the day to day challenges of sustaining the legacies left behind by his late father. He also speaks on his relationship with women and how he was able to overcome the pains of separating from his ex-wife Funke.

What does fifty years mean to you; people say as a golden jubilee, it is supposed to make a man wiser?
Nothing, but I believe I’m wiser and more experienced in age

Enugu: Murder At Dawn, As Security Operatives Kill Innocent Boy

The slained Onyibo Obiora

Anxiety and confusion has enveloped Igga Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government area of Enugu state following the alleged killing of a teenager by a combined patrol team of Umueje Vigilante group and some armed soldiers in the area.

The deceased who was simply identified as Onyibo Obiora was allegedly killed by the security operatives while he was asleep in front of his residence when the armed soldiers and some members of Umueje vigilante group besieged the community on routine security patrol of the area.

Mile 12: Fast Becoming Hot Joint For Prostitutes

Prostitutes At Mile 12, Waiting For Clients

For ages the popular Mile 12 market has been known as the food basket of Lagos. It’s so classified because it accommodates trailer loads of assorted food items from virtually all parts of Nigeria. By extension therefore, it has become a home for people of diverse culture. Fortunately, today, the market is becoming another haven for women of easy virtues.

Despite the different kinds of people who besiege the Mile 12 Market on daily basis to display their wares for reasonable profit margin,

Lagbaja Loses Dad

Highly talented Nigerian singer, Bisade Ologunde popularly called Lagbaja has lost his father Deacon D.A Ologunde.
The 83 year old Deacon died in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria on Saturday.
Before his death, Mr Ologunde’s the Head Deacon at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Sabo-Oke, Ilorin.
May his soul rest in perfect peace!

Funny: Obama in Naija movie ?

New ija Oba movie featuring Obama. I no fit laugh. See President Obama in Naija movie and even smoking?

Girl Dies After Sleeping With a MONKEY

"Cynthia" as her friends called her was picked by an unknown politician popularly known as sugar Daddy to have some fun and after the so called fun took her to his guest house, and gave her $2000 to suck and sleep with his monkey, she refused at first, but....
on a second thought, she agree to do it,

UNBELIEVABLE: Wife Beats Husband To Death With BARE HANDS!

"I was quite sober - I only had 'three doubles with water' beforehand"
A South African woman who beat her husband to death with her bare hands in 2010 was this week found guilty of murder by the Pretoria District Court.

Rachel Elizabeth “Rolene” Botha, 55, sat on her husband, Johan Botha, in a motorcycle shop, screamed “Vrek, jou poes!” [die, you jerk] and smashed his head repeatedly on the concrete floor.

TRAGEDY: Female Teacher Stabs Husband To Death, Report Herself To Police

Mrs. Rafatu Agboola, a teacher in Usi-Ekiti in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State has hacked her husband to death then reported herself to the Police afterwards.
It was gathered that the suspect, Mrs. Rafatu Agboola, killed her husband, Akeem Agboola, who was asleep with a machete and reported herself to the police in Usi-Ekiti immediately.

Jungle Justice: Youths Set Man Ablaze For Butchering Woman, 2 Kids

Irate youths from Ikot Ansa community in Calabar Municipal Council of Cross River State penultimate week descended on one Edet Udoidung who allegedly invaded the home of a petty trader, Mrs. Glory Albert and slaughtered her and two of her children.

Udoidung whose mental disposition was yet to be established according to sources was allegedly living on hard drugs.

He was accused to have invaded 41 Joseph Mkpang Street at Ikot Ansa at about 2 pm with a machete with which he allegedly used to butcher Glory and her two children, Cecilia Albert, aged, 15 and Rita Albert, aged 9.

Tragedy: Lorry Kills Pregnant Woman, Delivers Her of Premature Twin Foetus

It was tears, wailing and weeping on Wednesday, when the people of Oghara, in the Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, woke up to meet a sight of horror, they called a taboo in Urhobo Land, when a lorry, with no plate number, loaded to the brim with sharp sand, killed a pregnant woman, burst her belly and forced a twin foetus out of her womb. The accident also claimed the lives of two other men.

The two other men who lost their lives in the accident, are a rider of Yamaha motor cycle, popularly known as ‘’Okada”, with registration number QA737GRA, and his male passenger.

Kano Crises: JTF Reports Killing of Four Terrorist Elements

JTF recently claimed an attack on this Boko Haram hideout in Kano where a German engineer was found brutally murdered.

The Joint Task Force (JTF) has reported the killing of four persons today in a dawn shootout with “terrorist elements” in the Ungwar Uku area of Taurani Local Government Area.

In a press statement, JTF said the encounter followed extensive intelligence build-up as a result of information supplied to it by people in Kano State. It said the hideout was suspected to be the media centre of the terrorist elements operating in Kano.

Rest in Peace Yvette Wilson

Former actress and comedienne, Yvette Wilson, died on Friday morning after an unsuccessful battle with cancer.
Yvette, 48, was suffering from Stage 4 cervical cancer — she also suffered kidney problems and needed a transplant — and was in dire need of money to pay her mounting medical bills.