Friday, June 22, 2012
|Ezekiel Stoddard, 11 Years Old, Leads Church As Minister|
Just last month, Ezekiel Stoddard , 11, of Temple Hills, Md., was ordained as a minister in his family's Independent Pentecostal Church, where his parents are also pastors.
Stoddard said he was motivated to become a minister after God spoke to him in a dream and told him to read Psalm 23.
"God gave me that particular scripture because a lot of people, they try to draw you away from the lord, trying to get you on the wrong path," he said.
|Kolo Toure (R) Weds Chimene Akassou ( L)|
The ceremony attracted distinguished personalities from the world of politics and sports.
The Mosque wedding took place at a mosque on Thursday, the couple signed their marriage documents at a registry on Saturday.
Kolo’s brother and club mate and African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure was the best man.
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|Late Habib Bama|
Habibu Bama, a cell leader for Boko Haram and the suspected mastermind of the Christmas Day bloody attack on Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State is dead.
Mr. Bama, who was arrested Thursday in Damaturu, Yobe State as he attempted to grab a gun from a soldier, died early this morning from gunshot wounds he received from agents of the Joint Task Force battling the extremist Islamist sect.
More than 42 worshipers and bystanders died in the Christmas Day attack, one of the most vicious launched by Boko Haram.
The Wuse Zone 5 area of Abuja is in chaos, as organizations scramble to evacuate staff, after information spread of a perceived bomb in the area.
The explosive device is believed to be planted between Top View Hotel and the headquarters of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps office in the area.
The area also has the headquarters of the People’s Democratic Party, banks, and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
A witness, who works with FIRS told a reliable source that the entire area has been evacuated and the police anti-bomb squad alerted. He said heavy traffic has built up in the area, movement restricted to one lane.
“We are waiting for the anti bomb squad to either detonate it or declare the area safe,” the witness said.
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Speaking yesterday during the fund raising lottery logo unveiling meant to build a forty bed capacity international standard health facility in Abuja, he lamented that medical tourism is gradually killing the health sector in Nigeria, even as he added that the country is losing billions to other countries.
Gabriel Oche-Amanyi, popularly known as Terry G, is currently enmeshed in another song cloning scandal. This time, a budding dance hall artiste, Olumide Awolaja a.k.a. Olumix is contesting ownership of a song entitled Jah Elo with the Akpako Master.
Olumix, a 25-year old Mass Communication student of Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH said; “The truth is that some months after my club banger Jah Elo was released, Terry G cloned the song and released it into the market. I never knew this until some of my fans called my attention to it and when I listened to the track, I felt bad that an artiste of Terry G’s status could do such a thing to an upcoming artiste like me, who ordinarily should be encouraged by him.
The ancient town of Ikorodu will play host to the Obama of Fuji, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, today as he will be playing at a special show tagged ‘Paaso for Ashafa.'
The show courtesy Ashafa World of Entertainment owned by the Amuludun of Ikorodu land, will take place at the Harmony Castle, Hotel, Ikorodu, Lagos, southwest,Nigeria.
|Senate President, David Mark|
The Senate yesterday indicated its intention to support the request for the creation of Edu State in the forthcoming constitution review exercise.Edu is required by various groups from the present Niger, Kogi and Kwara states.
Senate President David Mark said this in Abuja while receiving an updated memorandum from the leader of a delegation from the three states, Etsu Nupe Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar.
Mark was represented by Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba. Former Minister of Information and National Orientation Prof. Jerry Gana said the proposed state is a prospective oil-producing state which also has variety of solid minerals.
A crisis is brewing in Ebonyi State over the recent coronation of a woman as a traditional ruler in the Akanu Ibiam community.
Alu Ibiam, the daughter of the first Governor of the defunct Eastern Region, Akanu Ibiam, was recently installed as the traditional ruler of the Unwana Community; sparking intense criticism in some quarters, as protesters say it is an abomination in Igbo land for a woman to be a traditional ruler.
|Nathaniel Udama (R) and Matilda Asante(Dead Wife)|
The body of the deceased was found in the neighbourhood, wrapped in a bed sheet and her legs tied, while her head was covered in a black polythene bag.
|Hon Lawan Farouk|
Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Monitoring of Subsidy Regime, Mr. Farouk Lawan, made a dramatic reappearance at the House on Thursday, the first since the $3m bribery scandal involving him broke out.
Chairman of Zenon Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola, had claimed that he gave $620,000 bribe to the lawmaker to remove his companies from the list of firms indicted by the committee for fuel subsidy fraud.
Lawan strolled into a session of the House presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, around 12.55pm.
Mike Tyson will be engaging Director Spike Lee to achieve this.
This show will feature the high and low times of the boxer’s life. Mike Tyson said: “ I’m very vulnerable and I’m just telling you who I am and where I’m from and how this happened.’
Mike Tyson is a great boxer. At young age of 20years, he became the youngest winner ever to receive the heavy weight champion title and since then his life has been faced with so many controversies.
But Keitta does not know that Goldie was the one who put him on the eviction list, using him to replace her ‘boyriend’ Prezzo.
Goldie resumed as Head of House on Monday, June 18, 2012, and used the position to save Prezzo.
Meanwhile, the suspense of eviction continues as Barbz Manetta and Keitta depend on fan vote to continue in the TV show.
|Kelly Rowland (L) and Nicole Scherzinger (R)|
Ex-Pussycat doll singer Nicole Scherzinger is the newest judge on the reality show X-Factor UK.
The singer will replace former Destiny’s child singer Kelly Rowland, who was a judge last season. Kelly bowed of the X-Factor gig in April, citing scheduling conflicts, and has since been on the move, receiving numerous awards for her role on the show, covering the latest issue of Ebony Magazine, and landing a cameo role in Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man” Film.
Scherzinger was originally hired as a co-host for the US X-Factor, which debuted in the states last year, but was eventually removed.
He was taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Lagos from the police station when there was no one to bail him after three months in police custody. According to the Ogun State indigene, he spent nine months in Panti before he was arraigned before a Lagos High Court. He was subsequently remanded in Ikoyi Prisons.
|Le Bron James|
|Le Bron James|
–These used to be the moments that suffocated LeBron James. End of a game, the world watching, everyone expecting greatness. A TV camera would catch James sitting on the bench, gnawing on his fingernails during a timeout. He'd take the court, and the ball – and the game – would find their way into his large hands. Too often, he'd give them both to a teammate. The pressure, the responsibility to live up to his enormous talent, was too much for him to shoulder.
No longer is James haunted by his demons. He embraces these moments now, and as the final seconds ticked off the clock late Thursday, James was finally free of the burden he had carried for so long. Finally, the world could call him a champion.
|Beautiful Kristen Stewart|
Twighlight star Kristen Stewart has leapfrogged Angelina Jolie to top Forbes' annual list of highest-paid actresses.
Print-cess Kristen vamps it upTheron reveals close shaveKristen and Charlize vamp it up
The 22-year-old beauty, who has also recently starred in Snow White And The Huntsman, earned an estimated £22 million in the twelve months from May 2011 to push last year's chart-topper Jolie into fourth place.
The massive earnings saw Kristen beat off competition from veteran actresses including Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bullock.
A Jos High Court,yesterday, sentenced a 26-year-old man, Obinna John, to death by hanging for robbing a woman of N1,705.
The convict was also said to have robbed his victim, one Dorothy Olaniyi, of two rolls of satchet peak milk, valued at N400.
The prosecution counsel, Mr. G. D. Fwonyon, Plateau State Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, had told the court that John, in company of an accomplice, also named John, now at large, on
November 18, 2005, robbed the woman, a resident of Gada Biu, in Jos, in her shop, at gunpoint.
Late Ambassador Olusola was former Nigeria Ambassador to Ethiopia, a native of Iperu Remo,Ogun State, he was the Founder/chairman of African Refugee Foundation, AREF.
A veteran Broadcaster, Diplomat and ace Television Producer, late Olusola was born at Iperu-Remo on March 18, 1935.
A competent source in the SSS said that Bama, an ex-soldier, was arrested on Thursday during a shoot out with the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe.
Bama is alleged to have masterminded the bombing of the Mogadishu Barracks Mammy market, Police Force Headquarters and UN building, all in Abuja, and some churches in Madalla in Niger.