Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A teenage girl fresh out of high school has won a seat in Uganda's parliament, adding to the ruling party's majority but embarrassing some who say her success lowers expectations of lawmakers in the East African country.
Proscovia Oromait, 19, contested elections deep in eastern Uganda to fill the seat left vacant after her father's death.
President Yoweri Museveni's ruling party had been desperate for a win there, having lost seven in eight parliamentary by-elections this year.
The polls are widely seen as a test of Museveni's popularity, and some calculated that she would win with a sympathy vote. The result was Uganda's youngest lawmaker ever - and a boost for Museveni's party.
But some critics say the position is too much responsibility for a young girl.
When will a 19-Year-Old enters the House of Reps OR the Senate in Nigeria?
A Fabio Quagliarella goal denied holders Chelsea FC an opening win while Lionel Messi inspired FC Barcelona to come from behind and beat FC Spartak Moskva as the remaining set of matchday one fixtures were played on Wednesday night.
Chelsea looked on course to start the defence of their UEFA Champions League title with victory when Oscar scored twice in quick succession to hand them a 2-0 first-half lead against Italian title holders Juventus.
Operatives of JTF Monday night in Kano raided the residence of suspected top media coordinator of radical Islamist group at Rimi Kebe and Rijayar’zaki general area of the municipality and recovered arms, ammunition.
In a coordinated military operation by the JTF which resulted in the arrest and killing of a top media coordinator Monday morning in Kano and product of preliminary investigation by the troop to secure the ancient city under heavy military presence.
Remember the story that GistNaija reported about a man in Abuja who was caught with a dead boy in his suitcase. Well, if you miss it read it HERE. Below is an update of the incidence:
Today, pictures of Snoop Lion sharing some quality ‘green’ time smoking weed together with his 18 year old son, Corde Calvin Broadus surfaced on the internet.
These controversial pictures showed Corde lighting up and rolling up one together with his dad.
In one tweet, Corde typed: ‘I been on bongs since middle of high school just started fu**in wit vapors and Js more.’
See More Pictures Below:
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ayotunde Philips yesterday released 233 inmates, majority of whom were awaiting trials at the Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos.
This was part of the on-going new legal year programmes, and it was also a step to de-congest the prisons. Most of the lucky inmates have stayed for over 12 years.
A man allegedly stabbed his third wife in the eye, planned to flee Nigeria, but was caught by the police. Deann Igho married Sylvester barely a year ago and hoped to have a good marriage.
Their affairs had started when she was a student at the University of Port Harcourt. Their love affair blossomed, and they agreed to get married.
However, Deann’s parents, siblings and relatives objected to her marrying Sylvester. Along the line, she got pregnant for Sylvester and her family didn’t have any choice but to grant her wish. She moved in to live with
Last year, she gave birth to a baby boy.
A Nollywood actor, Rasaki Olaniyi, 45, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly robbing, Abayomi Arinde, of N2.6 million.
Olaniyi of No. 7, Aduke Salako St., Agbado, Lagos, was arraigned on four-count charges of robbery, stealing, conspiracy and impersonation.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Nollywood Actress, Ngozi Nwosu, To Be Flown To India For Kidney Transplant, Needs Urgent Financial Help!!
A 13-year-old Florida boy whose life was plagued with violence and neglect went from victim to perpetrator when he allegedly beat to death his two-year-old half-brother and séxually assaulted another sibling.
A year after the vicious attacks, Cristian Fernandez has been charged as an adult and is now the youngest inmate awaiting trial in Duval County, Florida, and if convicted, he could face life in prison.