Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A 13-year-old fatally shot his grandparents in their home because he was upset that they called his mother a whore and "were speaking poorly about her," state police said in charges filed Tuesday.
Zachary James Proper, of Oil City, was charged with criminal homicide for the weekend shootings of Dorothy and George Fross.
According to the criminal complaint by troopers in northwestern Pennsylvania, Proper's parents, Ryan and Karen Kapp, called Oil City police Monday night because they were concerned that their son had gotten drunk and high on Sunday night and had stolen a car belonging to his grandparents.
The Kapps called police because they could not reach the Frosses by phone and because Proper told them that "his friend had shot and killed his grandparents," the complaint said.
|Shaakira Dorsey(16-Year-Old Girl)|
The incidence happened this time in Ohio where a teen was killed on Wednesday by classmate enraged by her alleged teasing.
Witnesses told police that Shaakira Dorsey, 16, had been mocking a friend for farting before she was attacked, beaten to the ground and pummeled again and again.
Miss Dorsey died shortly after the argument, police say, and her unidentified juvenile attacker has been charged with murder. The family said that the teen had no pre-existing medical conditions that would cause shortness of breath.
Shaakira’s step father broke up the fight but that was a little to late as she died almost immediately. May her Soul Rest In Peace, Amen.
A skeptical scientist who had spent his career studying the mechanics of the brain and dismissing patient tales of journeys to heavenly realms has revealed his extraordinary conversion after his own encounter with the afterlife during a near-death experience.
Dr Eben Alexander spent 15 years as an academic neurosurgeon at Harvard but he was struck with a nearly fatal bout of bacterial meningitis in 2008 and had no brain activity when he lay comatose for seven days at a Virginia hospital.
Though he was unconscious and unresponsive during that period, he is now describing a ‘hyper-vivid and completely coherent odyssey’ to a place beyond, filled with butterflies and resounding music that has shaken his scientific viewpoint on human consciousness.
32 year old Edward Archbold on Friday night collapsed and died after eating dozens of roaches and worms in a roach-eating contest that featured a python as grand prize.
In a statement released by Broward County Sheriff Office, Archbold had beaten several other contestants only to fall ill soon after the contest ended.
He collapsed in front of the Ben Siegel Reptile store that organized the contest and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities say no other contestant reported medical problems after the contest.
Police are waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of Archibold’s death.
Reports say Edward Archbold had asked friends on Facebook to wish him luck shortly before the contest.
Former Penn State University assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty of 45 counts of child s*x abuse ranging from corruption of minors to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, in a Pennsylvania court.
He was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison on Tuesday for abusing 10 boys he met over 15 years through his charity for troubled children.
Sandusky could have faced as long as 400 years for his convictions on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, but Judge John Cleland told Sandusky that at age 68, he would be in prison “for the rest of your life.”
“The crime is not only what you did to their bodies but to their psyches and their souls and the assault to the well-being of the larger community in which we all live,” Cleland said.
Dr. Pascalina Onuoha, a youth corps member attached to the National War College, Abuja, has been honoured with a chieftaincy title by the Galadimawa community, Abuja, for donating a waste bin which would put an end to their practice of dumping wastes by the road.
Onuoha was given the title, Bazhim Gbagvinu 1 (woman commander) of Galadimawa by the District head, Alhaji Musa Barde, at a well-attended colourful ceremony.
Speaking about her donation, Onuoha said she was motivated by the living condition of the area; having observed the poor manner the residents disposed their waste.
“I discovered that the community didn’t have a proper waste management system; residents simply dumped waste at a spot by the road and this is the fastest way to provoke an epidemic,” Onuoha said.
Reports have it that mother of Ugonna, one of the four UNIPORT students recently killed in Aluu Community died of shock yesterday.
Ugonna’s mother had been devastated by the death of her only son and she never recovered from the heartache.
Late Ugonna Kelechi Obuzor was reportedly close to his mother and he was a beacon of hope for her, but he was taken from her and her heart gave in.
As the news circulate on social media, former lawmaker, Dino Melaye also tweeted the sad news yesterday.
Gunmen on Tuesday opened fire on the school van of 14-year-old Pakistani activist, Malala Yousufzai, leaving her seriously wounded along with two other classmates. Her sin was that she advocates education of the girl child.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack through its spokesman, Ihsnaullah Ishan who blamed the shooting on Malala’s activist blogging, Ishan told CNN.
Malala is now in stable condition and safe at the moment. Her doctor however said a bullet got into her neck and will be difficult to remove.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A man has reportedly committed suicide in Port Harcourt today.
According to reports, the middle-aged man jumped from the 8th floor of the Federal Secretariat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The motive behind his alleged suicide is still unknown, but the police have reportedly been informed and investigation into the cause of his death will be done in earnest.
Efforts are still ongoing to confirm the reports from the Federal Secretariat, Port Harcourt. Details soon...
Yesterday, ex PMAN president Tee Mac Iseli accused Bishop Oyedepo of being a money grabbing fraud.
Now Tee Mac in a dramatic turn around is apologising to Bishop Oyedepo for making that accusation against him. He posted this on facebook:
Now Tee Mac in a dramatic turn around is apologising to Bishop Oyedepo for making that accusation against him. He posted this on facebook:
The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has said that dozens of HIV and AIDS patients in his country have been cured using his secret concoction of boiled herbs.
Jammeh had first announced he had found a natural remedy to cure HIV and AIDS in 2007, stirring anger among Western medical experts who claimed he was giving false hope to the sick.
In response to his critics in a state television broadcast on Sunday evening, the president had said “Who am I to expect that everybody would praise me?’’
Yesterday, October 8th 2012, Governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha added a year. The date also coincided with the 10th anniversary celebration of the Rochas Foundation college.
The Ceremony also marked the graduation of the RFC students.
The ceremony which attracted very important dignitaries like Morgan Tsvangirai; The Prime Minister of Zimbabwe and Gov. Peter Obi, had Tuface, Bracket and AY the Comedian perform.
Reports have it that the Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt(UNIPORT), Professor Joseph Ajienka has confirmed the studentship of three of the victims of the Aluu killings; Chidiaka,Ugonna, and Lloyd at a news conference in Port Harcourt.
Tekena’s name seem to be missing from school records as the VC said he is yet to be properly identified.
Tekena Elkanah was believed to be a 2nd year student of Computer Science in the school.
Speaking to reporters during the news conference, Prof Ajienka said the incident took place in the morning of October 5.
He also said the university had declared seven days mourning with effect from October 8, while the annual students’ week scheduled to commence on the same day had been postponed indefinitely.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
|Dr. Festus Ojagbemi(Left) and Performer: Bamidele Ayeni(Right) is a popular singer from Nigeria, who was having an affair with Dr Ojagbemi|
Dr Festus Ojagbemi, 49, known as ‘Wally’, who had a surgery in Strood, Kent, lived with long-term partner Jackie Hammond in the week and lover Bamidele Ayeni on weekends – for seven years.
He fathered a child with Miss Ayeni – a popular Nigerian singer known as Dele Achiever – and said he would wed them both, while racking up thousands of pounds worth of debt taking them on holidays.
Rihanna took her R & B/Pop gospel to the former soviet union country of Azerbaijan as she took centre stage at Baku’s Crystal Hall venue on Friday, October 5, 2012.
The singer who kept the crowd yearning for more in typical fashion was a cynosure of all eyes as she was decked in a sexy multi-coloured sarong and skin-tight crop-top.
They are obviously still Crazy In Love for each other and liked to be involved in each others’ work as much as possible. So perhaps this what Jay-Z was thinking when he asked wife Beyoncé to perform onstage with him in New York on Saturday.
However, he probably didn’t bank on getting so distracted by his wife’s leather-clad body that he missed his cue as she performed a couple of songs.
Looking every inch the curvy superstar, mother-of-one Beyoncé, performed her song Diva before Jay-Z joined her for Crazy In Love and Young Forever.
Although crowds were waiting for Jay-Z to come in the Crazy In Love sondtrack after the rapper, 42, became so distracted watching his wife on the monitors backstage he was heard saying: ‘Oh s**t, I should probably rap here.’
And when the song was finished as Beyoncé walked off the stage, Jay-Z gave her playful slap on the derriere.
As Nigeria just marked its 52nd birthday, Allure Vanguard has decided to showcase the First Ladies of Nigeria both past and present.
Want to know what the past first ladies are doing now? Just pick up at your vendor.
At at the time of posting this news, the Barbadian singer has 61,564,736 fans, while the rapper stands at 61,217,673, and this is according to Starcount, a data aggregator that measures social-media popularity.
Slim Shady reigned as king of the social network since surpassing Lady Gagaand Michael Jackson last February. MJ had previously been the most popular celeb since his death in 2009.
Rihanna’s social popularity has surged in recent years; she dethroned Lady Gaga as the top female celeb on Facebook last July.
Rumours making rounds since September 19, when producers of the Nigerian Idol talent show launched the third season of the show, that season 2 co-host, Tiwa Savage would not be involved in the third season has been confirmed as sources say the singer is focusing more on her career and working assiduously on her debut album expected before the year ends.
Another prominent person missing at the September 19 event was one of the show’s judges, Charly Boy who has now made it clear he would still be on the judges’ seat, except this time he’s going to be there as his alter ego he referred to as Linda. So it will be Yinka Davies, Jeffrey Daniels, and Linda judging contestants on Nigerian Idol, season 3.
Speaking to NET, Tiwa Savage’s representative said the Mavin Lady is focused on wrapping up her debut album.
“It was difficult to combine with an increasingly time-consuming schedule. Nigerian Idol is something she will like to do again in the near future but not before she releases her new album amongst other things.”
The accident was reportedly caused by a truck with registration number, Lagos, JJJ 489XB, which allegedly veered off its lane and rammed into a fully loaded Hiace passengers bus conveying the victims.
It was gathered that the victims, all members of the African Church Solution Camp, Ewang Estate, Abeokuta, had left for Lagos to attend a wedding ceremony of one of their members when tragedy struck.
The driver of the truck was said to have lost control and killed the bus passengers.
The richest man in Africa, Nigeria's Aliko Dangote has donated N200 million to victims of flood in Nigeria’s Kogi state.
The donation is made of N50 million food items and N150 million cash, a total of $1,250,000.
The donation is only a part of the assistance Dangote planned to offer the people of the state. In addition, he planned to empower 1,000 women in each of the 21 local councils in the state, for which he has set aside another N230 million. Each woman, will collect a grant of N10,000, about $65 to start petty business.
The Police Command in Rivers State has launched a manhunt of the mob that beat to death four male students: Ugonna, Ilyod, Tekana and Chidiaka of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on Friday morning and later set them ablaze, after putting car tyres on their necks, for allegedly stealing mobile phones and laptops.
The incident occured at Aluu community, beside UNIPORT, where most of the students who could not secure accommodation on the campus reside.
Residents of the community have started fleeing to avoid indiscriminate arrest by policemen, especially of innocent persons.
On Oct. 1st 2012 on the day of the 52nd independence anniversary of Nigeria, Scores of students of the Federal Polytecnic Mubi, Adamawa state were murdered by unknown gunmen.
Since the massacre, security agencies have refused to provide the real identities of the slain students.
However online media, a source have obtaining the list of the names of the slain students. With the list discoveries were made about certain names, some were generic in nature, for example the person named "Chimobi Ibo" is actually Mbaegbu Chimaobi Vanitius.
The following are the 33 names and the methods adopted by the gunmen to attack students after calling out their names:
1. Sabastine Bulus - Shot to death
2. Ishaku Joshu'a - Shot to death
3. James Joshu'a - Burnt to death
Unknown gunmen have attacked Dogon Kuka village in Yobe State, killing and injuring an unspecified number of people.
The gunmen invaded the village on Saturday, and started firing indiscriminately.
Two people died immediately, the Commissioner of Police, Yobe State Command, Patrick Egbuniwe, confirmed to Agence France Presse.
“A group of unknown gunmen stormed Dogon Kuka village and opened fire on residents. From all indications, they were on a shooting spree. From reports reaching us,
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Social media company Facebook Inc
reported on Thursday it reached the 1 billion user mark last month, while Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said it would keep pursuing growth through mobile devices.
The No. 1 social network has faced a rough road since its May initial public offering. Investors and analysts have fretted over a sharp slowdown in revenue growth and questioned how Facebook will make money from users as people access its site on mobile devices.
Facebook shares have lost more than 40 percent of their value since the stock debuted at $38.
Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California, hit the 1 billion milestone on September 14 at 12:45 p.m. Pacific time, the company said on its website. This is up by 45 million users since June.
Nigerian Hip Hop artiste and multi-award winner, Jude Abaga better known by his stage name MI (Mr Incredible), is today, 4th of October, a year older.
According to Wikipedia, the rapper was born on 4th October in 1980 which makes him 32 years old.
GistNaija Wishes you happy birthday, Africa's Number 1 Rapper!!
Box Office Development Partners is pleased to announce the second edition of the Lagos International Career Fair tagged: "Human Capacity Building In Nigeria to Achieve A Viable and Secured Nation", scheduled to take place at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Main Auditorium on Wednesday 07/11/2012 and Thursday 08/11/2012 from 10.00am till 3.00pm.
The maiden edition held between 1st and 2nd February, 2011 involved blue chip companies like Chevron, Julius Berger, Skye Bank Plc, Shell Petroleum, NLNG, Mouka foam as well as Entrepreneurs, Investors, Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of State Governments amongst others.
The Lagos International Career Fair is a career information day which is in response to the growing needs of the society and student undergraduates for an all-encompassing career information program.
The Female under-17 team few minutes ago crashed out of the FIFA Under-17 world cup, after losing (3-5) to France in a penalty shoot-out.
Marion Romanelli struck the winning spot-kick for France as they beat Nigeria to reach the semi-finals after a 0-0 draw as the African side fell at the quarter-final stage for the second tournament running.