Wednesday, 31 July 2013

WARNING: ALCOHOL GUZZLERS READ PATRICIA MURPHY'S STORY

As narrated by MARTHA DE LACEY The recommended maximum intake of alcohol for women is between two and three units a day, and no more than 14 units a week.

So it is little wonder that Patricia Murphy - who drank up to 350 units every week for 25 years - eventually ended up in hospital on a life support machine with cirrhosis of the liver, or that she is now waiting to be told if she'll need a liver transplant.

Patricia, 45, lives in Chessington, Surrey, and has been sober for seven months. Feeling lucky to still be alive, the former sales assistant now wishes to tell her story, hoping to warn other women about the dangers of alcohol, the legal substance which ruined her life.

Read her story after the jump

SHOULD WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DIE AT WILL?

I just stumbled on a story reported by so many sites all over the internet about a man, Paul Lamb,57, a quadraplegic who just lost his RIGHT-TO-DIE appeal in court.

Paul Lamb is paralysed from the neck down and has been in this state for 23 years after he was involved in a serious road accident. He is immobile except for limited movement in his right hand and has been in significant pain since the 1990 tragedy.

After the hearing in an appeal court, Paul is reported to have said:
'I am absolutely gutted by the decision,' he said. 'I was hoping for a humane and dignified end. This judgment does not give me that. 'I will carry on the legal fight - this is not just about me but about many, many other people who are being denied the right to die a humane and dignified death just because the law is too scared to grapple with these issues.'
Mr Lamb and Jane Nicklinson, the wife of locked-in sufferer Tony, who also was reported to have asked for a Right-to-die permission last year before he died naturally a few weeks after his rejection, were given permission to take their cases to the Supreme Court.

Now this is the argument, should we or should we not be given the right to die, considering the fact that we all have a right to live and its our life anyways.

"DIE, DIE, BURN THEM, BURN THEM" LAGOS MOB CHANT AS THEY LYNCH AND KILL UNI UNDERGRADUATE

Policemen attached to the Badagry Police Division, Lagos State, and some hoodlums have been accused of killing a 25-year-old undergraduate of Delta State University, Ifechukwude Nwainokpor, and his friend, identified simply as Kazeem.

An eight-minute video clip of the gruesome killing, which was made available to PUNCH Metro, showed the two victims handcuffed together. They were covered in their own blood and beaten to death with sticks. Tyres were also put round   their necks.

An irate mob could be seen in the video, shouting, “die, die, burn them, burn them.”

At some points in the video, a policeman was seen interviewing the boys. He asked who sent them (victims) to rob the area, an accusation they denied. One of the hoodlums, holding a sharp object attempted to cut off the private part of one of the victims.

RUTHLESS TORONTO POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS TEEN 9 TIMES

A boy ,18 has been shot & KILLED by a Toronto Cop in Canada. The 18 year old boy is said to be a Syrian who came to Canada 3 years ago to escape violence and dictatorship in his native country. 

He was all by himself in the streetcar, no hostage situation involved, he was only said to be in possession of a pen knife about 4-5 inches long alone in the car. About 8 cops approached the young lad and ordered that he drops the knife but he refused after which they pumped him up with 9 shots that were captured on camera. He was immediately rushed to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

In a statement, Toronto police boss said if officers fear for their lives or that of another,they are permitted to use lethal force. 

God Rest His Soul in Peace. Amen

ANGELINA JOLIE CROWNED FORBES HIGHEST PAID HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS,2013

Angelina Jolie beat younger rivals Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart to be crowned this year’s Hollywood's highest paid actress.

She has the next generation of big screen talent nipping at her heels but Angelina Jolie has proven that she’s still got it as she’s crowned Hollywood’s highest paid actress.
Forbes reveal that the 38-year-old star made a cool $33 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

That figure is $13 million more than her earnings last year, giving Angie the top spot above a wealth of talent on Forbes annual list of Hollywood's Highest Paid Actresses

See list of first ten

Forbes Hollywood's Highest Paid Actresses 2012/2013
1. Angelina Jolie, $33 million
2. Jennifer Lawrence, $26 million
3. Kristen Stewart, $22 million

"AHMED BOLA TINUBU IS NEXT IN LINE FOR DEATH "- PASTOR CHRIS OKAFOR

I predicted the death of the mother of the first lady….Tinubu is next.

The General Overseer of Mountain of Liberation And Miracle Ministry, Chris Okafor is reported by daily Star.com to have said he predicted the death of the mother of the first lady which recently happened.

It was said that the man of God predicted that, there will be death in the President’s household, and it was meant to take away someone close to them mysteriously but could be averted if they showed interest.

He has also advised Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to beware because some of his strong opponent have vowed to ensure that he will not see May 29, 2015.

Lastly, this one is for the people of Anambra State. Senator Chris Ngige is going to rule you again, the pastor is reported to have declared.

"KINGS OF NIGERIA" , A NIGERIAN MONARCH'S EXHIBITION DUE IN LONDON IN OCTOBER

Their Royal Majesties Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi I Dein of Agbor (pictured left), Alhaji Dr Ado Abdullahi Bayero Emir of Kano (centre) and the late Agbogidi James Ikechukwu Anyasi II, former Obi of the Idumuje Unor (right) seem every bit the archetypal African kings. But today they serve as little more than living repositories of Nigeria's enormous cultural heritage. They may have been stripped off their constitutional powers since 1963, but traditional kings in Nigeria still serve as middle men between the people and the government.


Photographer George Osodi was given unprecedented access to palaces and throne rooms across the vast African nation to create a stunning set of portraits due to be exhibited at London's Bermondsey Project in October. See more pictures of Africa's great kings

GERMANY'S LARGEST BABY IS BORN,WEIGHS 13.47 POUNDS(6.01KG)

Baby Jasleen arrived on July 26 and weighed a massive 13.47 pounds(6.01KG). She was born naturally. That is vaginally and not through caesarean section as is usually the case with babies her size.She was delivered at University Hospital in Leipzig and is officially the largest new-born in Germany.

The mother is suspected to have gestational diabetes which may have been the reason for the weight of the baby.

This condition, which develops at around the 24th week of pregnancy, can lead to a larger than usual baby size.

Although both mother and daughter are doing well, Jasleen remains in the neonatal care unit.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

NIGERIA: THE NIGERIAN FEMALE BILLIONAIRE WHO ACQUIRED 4 G-WAGONS AT N22M ($137K) EACH FOR 4 SONS

Easily dubbed one of the world's richest women,with an estimated worth of about $600M (as at 2012) Nigeria’s billionaire oil tycoon, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija recently acquired four brand new 2013 G-Wagons for her four sons, according to a report by Society Now.

The luxury SUVs were customised for the Alakija boys and quietly brought into the country a few weeks back. Each is said to have cost at least N22mllion equivalent of $137,000 excluding shipping costs.

Mrs Alakija is said to make about $1m daily from her oil business. She also has a real estate portfolio worth over $100 million.

Phew!!

AS IF BANKRUPTCY WAS NOT ENOUGH,TONI BRAXTON LOSES COPYRIGHT TO HER HIT SONGS

According to a report by Daily Mail...A recently single and broke Toni Braxton has lost the copyright to 27 of her favorite songs.The six-time Grammy Award winner has filed for bankruptcy not once but twice.

The 45-year old R& B singer was given the opportunity to purchase the copyright of some of her best hits from her music catalog for $20,000 when they were put up for sale on July 15,but Toni was unsuccessful in her bid to buy back ownership of some of her most famous hits - including You're Making Me High and was outbid by another buyer TMZ reports.

Ross M. Klein doubled the low offer Braxton made and now he now owns the rights and can profit from hits like How Many Ways and Always.

PROUD OF HER NEW LOOK, JENNIFER HUDSON GIVES ONLOOKERS A GOOD ROAD SHOW.

The Academy Award winner should be proud, as she has dropped an astonishing 80lbs since 2010.
The entertainer has been stepping out to perform recently in jaw-dropping ensembles to show off her stunning physique, such as the leggy striped number she sported at a recent concert in Arkansas.

She became the smiling spokesperson for Weight Watchers in 2010.
On Monday, Jennifer Hudson looked to be having an absolute ball as she took to the streets of New York City to film a commercial for the weight loss brand.

The 31-year-old songstress and former American Idol finalist was a quirky delight as she gave her co-workers and onlookers a good giggle while fooling and goofing around on set of her latest commercial for Weight Watchers in New York City on Monday
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LOOKING FOR A JOB ABROAD? MOVE TO WHERE THE MONEY IS.

With the continuing economic downturn and poor GDP’s in most of our countries, especially African states, little wonder most of us dream of a better life abroad.

While some take the plunge and emigrate, others are comfortable with where they are at the moment. But there are many advantages to working a year or two overseas.

I would be answering frequently asked questions in this article, but as you think of new questions outside those already answered, drop them in the comment box and you’ll get responses as soon as I can.


Move to where the money is
In terms of opportunities, the Middle East is one growth area: It hasn't been hard hit by the economic crisis and many job sectors there are booming.

Comical Early Starters: "The Political KRINKRUM KRINKRUM" - Patrick Obahiagbon's comments on Rivers state crisis

Beautiful Tuesday morning to you peeps. Just may be after watching this interview, you'll brighten up, pop into your bath tub, whistle and laugh your way through to work. If you're driving,drive carefully. You can tell me what Hon Patrick.O is trying to say later.

Monday, 29 July 2013

ALTERNATIVE MBA REQUIREMENTS IN AUSTRALIA

I found this for you RVB Readers! I thought its great news considering the problems you face in meeting all the requirements of studying for MBA in certain UK UNI's and colleges. So here it is, backed by popular demand. 

Click on the link for a selection of MBA programs that either have alternative entry paths or do not have a strict prior work experience requirement
You can thank me later

JUST BEFORE YOU APPLY TO UK UNIVERSITIES

Wanna find out which UK university has 100% graduate employment?

Check UK Universities with the highest graduate employment rates just before you apply
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BRITNEY SPEARS' STUNNING LOOK AT THE SMURFS 2 PREMIERE IN L.A,CARLIFONIA

I usually don't blog on issues of this nature, but hey what can a dude do when he sees something good?*Wink*

Britney Spears honestly dazzled in this picture in comparison to her typical fashion disasters. C'mon mahn! what do you think?

Hugging her curves in a plunging sky blue bandage dress that was accented with blocks of black.The vibrant shade complimented her bronzed skin, as a pair of black pumps elongated her sculpted stems as she posed on the blue carpet.

Completing her look, the 31-year-old pop star styled her blonde locks into a voluminous blow dry and sported coral lipstick for an extra pop of colour.

I think she deserves some accolade manh!
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OPRAH WINFREY ENJOYS MEAL WITH PARTNER RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SERENGETI PLAINS IN AFRICA.

What will you do with a $3Billion fortune? Ask Oprah Winfrey.

She has been using some of her $3bn fortune to have a dream safari vacation in Africa.

Oprah Winfrey took the chance to literally feast on nature by having a wonderful outdoor meal right in the middle of the Serengeti Plains.Pictured behind her are giraffs and zebras and only God knows what other kind of dangerous animals.Would you have that kinda outdoor meal?

Especially when you know you could turn round eventually to be the meal. See pictures

IRAQ IN THE NEWS AGAIN AS CITY IS ROCKED WITH CAR BOMBS LEAVING 60 PEOPLE DEAD

It looks like this city may just never rest......Read on

Car bombs ripped through busy streets and markets in Iraq on today, killing at least 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite areas in some of the deadliest violence since Sunni insurgents stepped up attacks this year.

The 17 blasts, which appeared to be coordinated, were concentrated on towns and cities in Iraq's mainly Shi'ite south, and districts of the capital where Shi'ites live.
Militant groups including Al Qaeda have increased attacks in recent months in an insurgency against the Shi'ite-led government as a civil war in neighbouring Syria heightens sectarian tensions.

The violence has raised fears of a return to full-blown inter-community conflict in a country where ethnic Kurds, majority Shi'ites and Sunni Muslims have yet to find a stable way of sharing power
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"GIVE UP SINGING AND SELL CARS" SHARON OSBOURNE WEIGHS IN ON KANYE WEST

Sharon Osbourne has lashed out at Kanye west saying he is an average man with average talent and should give up his singing career as he is better off selling cars.

The outspoken X-Factor judge made it clear she has no time for rap star West. ‘He bores me. He’s an average-looking man with an average talent, but he’s a great salesman,’ said Osbourne, 60.

Mr West has since not responded.. We are waiting

In the same light, speaking to the Daily Beast website, Osbourne also weighed in with her opinion on teen brat Justin Bieber.

AMANDA GAVE BIRTH 15 HOURS AFTER REALISING SHE WAS PREGNANT-" I HAD NO IDEA I WAS EXPECTING"

Amanda Ross, 41 was out shopping with her partner Paul Dean when she suddenly developed stomach cramp. She went to see her GP after blaming it on constipation and was shocked when a midwife told her she was 7 to 8 months pregnant. Amanda delivered 15 hours after that statement via a caesarean section.

Amanda, who has never been pregnant before, was kept in hospital for six days before being allowed to go home.

She said: ‘I had no idea I was expecting - there’d been no flutters, no cravings, no kicking, no morning sickness, no kicking, nothing.‘We were totally unprepared for a new baby - we hadn’t even got a cotton bud.

Her Stunned husband, Paul, 53, has been with Amanda for 14 years and neither of them work. He is already dad to Andrew, 34, and daughter Jessica, 32.
He said: ‘I thought ‘where the hell did that come from? She’s had no pains or cravings or stomach aches, nothing.

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EX BIRMINGHAM STRIKER CHRISTIAN BENITEZ DIES AT 27 AFTER SUFFERING HEART ATTACK

Ecuador international Christian Benitez has been confirmed dead today, Monday 29th at age 27, by his club, El Jaish.

The former Birmingham, Santos Laguna and Club America striker, nicknamed Chucho, who just completed a £10M move to the Qatari outfit from Club America passed away before making his debut.

El Jaish released a statement confirming the news today saying: 'The club would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family of the player.

Benitez who recently joined the club from Club America for three seasons, participated for the first time with the team during yesterday's match against Qatar Sports Club in the Sheikh Jassem Cup and did not complain of any health problems.

FUGEES DIRECTOR,ASWAD AYINDE GIVEN 90 YEARS FOR RAPING AND IMPREGNATING HIS OWN DAUGHTERS

Award-winning music video producer Aswad Ayinde, who won an MTV award for directing The Fugees' Killing Me Softly in 1996, has been sentenced to 90 years in prison after a New Jersey court found him guilty of repeatedly raping and impregnating 5 out of his 6 daughters.

The shamed star is said to have engaged in this despicable act simply to create a 'pure' bloodline that would survive Doomsday.

Ayinde, 55, was able to conceal his plot by delivering the babies himself and beating and isolating his daughters by home schooling them, the court heard during his trial.

Ayinde buried at least two babies who died in the home, without notifying authorities or obtaining birth certificates.

"WHO AM I TO JUDGE" POPE FRANCIS' SPEAKS WHEN QUIZZED ON GAY RIGHTS


According to the Associated Press,ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT — Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge even catholic priests for their sexual orientation. This was done in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.

"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked.
His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests, but the new Pontiff, Pope Francis thinks otherwise saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

NIGERIA'S BLESSING OKAGBARE BREAKS AFRICAN WOMEN 100 METERS RECORD

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare today smashed the African record in the Diamond League London women 100m dash heats. After a late start, Blessing came from the back and breeze through to win the 100m dash heat in 10.86s, setting a new African record at the London Olympic Anniversary Games.

Aegyo Sal:Korean Women pay heavily for Surgery to Make Eyes Puffy and Baggy

While most of us spend time every morning daubing our faces with eye creams, moisturisers, foundations and powders in effort to minimise the eye bags that scream 'I had few hours of sleep last night' or I have a “hangover” to our colleagues, Koreans are doing everything they can to make their under-eye skin plumper - whether through make-up or by using little sticky strips of tape that make the skin beneath the eye 'pop' out. Some women are even having plastic surgery to achieve the look, while others are resorting to using commercial filler and fat grafts.

The new trend - considered to make you more attractive and youthful-looking - is called 'aegyo sal', translated as 'eye smiles' or 'cute skin', and involves accentuating the fatty deposits beneath eyes rather than drawing attention to the dark circles caused by sleep deprivation.

"Aegyo sal are not eyebags. Eyebags are caused by lack of sleep or if you're unlucky, caused by your genes and makes you look like a sleep deprived zombie or an unadorable panda, but aegyo sal is loosely translated as 'cute/beautiful skin,'" Patricia Cahiga, a blogger, told the Mail Online.

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NEW ZEALAND KICKS OBESE CHEF OUT OF THE COUNTRY BECAUSE HE IS TOO FAT

I guess now, you can be deported for bearing your name or wearing a pair of trousers. Read on

An obese chef has been told he is too fat to live in New Zealand, even though he has lost 66lb since moving there six years ago.

Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 20 stone six pounds,(130KG) was told that it may place demands on the New Zealand health services.

He and his wife Marthie are now facing deportation from their Christchurch home and are living with his sister in Auckland as they fight the decision.
New Zealand is the third most obese nation in the developed world, coming behind the US and Mexico.

'I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God': Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu campaigns for legalisation of Gay rights

Homophobia: a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and in some cases transgender and intersex people and behaviour.

Homophobic: One who shows signs of homophobia

The South African Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a 'homophobic God' and would rather go to hell than find himself in a 'homophobic heaven'.
The retired archbishop said the fight against homophobia in South Africa was similar to the campaign waged against racial apartheid in South Africa.

Archbishop Tutu, 81, was speaking at the launch of the UN's first global campaign to promote gay rights.

Tutu, who retired as Archbishop of Cape Town in 1996, has long campaigned for gay rights. 
'I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place,' he said.

JUSTIN BIEBER SPITS ON HIS FANS FROM HIS HOTEL BALCONY AND FINDS IT RATHER AMUSING

Justin Beiber was photographed spitting on his fans who came to catch a glimpse of him before his performance in his native land,Toronto. The picture inset shows Justin and his friends having a good laugh over what the baby music star just did to a crowd of innocent and adorable fans mostly made up of girls. The repulsive Incidence happened on Thursday 25th July.

Beliebers...there goes your super celebrity.

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EGYPYT IN THE NEWS AGAIN WITH FRESH BLOOD BATH IN THE COUNTRY'S CAPITAL

Huge crowds followed a call to show their support for Egypt's army by turning out for demonstrations on the streets of the country's major cities. Hundreds of thousands flocked to Tahrir Square in the capital Cairo on Friday. 

More than 100 people died in clashes as supporters of the ousted President Mohammed Morsi staged counter-demonstrations. Security forces reportedly shot at protesters in the early hours of the morning. Today the city was marked with streaks of blood as field hospitals were packed to their fill with the injured and relatives mourned.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

GHANA: ACTRESS EMELIA BROBBEY ARRIVES GHANA AND SPEAKS ON HER SHOP LIFTING SCANDAL IN THE UK

WARNING: She spoke in her native dialect but her speech has been translated below. Read On

Actress, Emelia Brobbey who has been in the news for an alleged shoplifting incident in London has vehemently denied that allegation on her arrival in Ghana on Thursday July 25, 2013.

She was met by colleague actors and actresses mainly from Kumasi who came in their numbers to support her, chanting songs of victory and making defensive comments.

She said in a press briefing that she had been wrongfully represented in the press - And that the incident happened when a bracelet accidentally fell into her baby's pram without her knowledge until the alarm beeped when she was about leaving the shop, to signify that she had on her something that she had not been paid for.

MEET AMERICAN FAMILY WHO ATE UP THE ONLY SECOND EVER FOUND 6 TENTACLED OCTOPUS IN THE WORLD

Labros Hydras, an American was on vacation with his family by the sea side when he pulled the hexapus from the sea as he was snorkelling in his native Greece.

Despite being warned by a local chef who refused to help him cook it because it was rare, Labros fried it and ate it, enjoying the rare fish with a slice of tomato and lemon.

After he had had his fill, he decided to check out what the chef had said and soon became sick after realising what he had done. He was shocked to discover how rare the creature was. The father-of-two is now attempting to raise awareness of the creatures. 

No-one had ever heard of a six-limbed hexapus until five years ago when one nicknamed Henry was found off the North Wales coast.

I guess now that Labros has delighted his stomach with the only other surviving one, we may just never see “hexapuses” any more.

Lol! What a meal! See pictures of the creature and Labros's meal

NIGERIA: THE 3RD LAGOS-KANO TRAIN SERVICE HAS BEEN FLAGGED OFF.

I'm sorry, but what type of train is this? Looks like it uses charcoal.....Read report.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), yesterday, commenced operation of a third train service on the Lagos-Kano rail line lifting over 1000 passengers and their personal effects.
The train left Lagos at 12 noon to Kano after it was unveiled by the corporation’s board chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje.

Regarding the commencement, the NRC managing director, Engr. Adeseyi Sijuwade said:
“Regarding passenger services, we are today increasing the capacity of our train service between Lagos and Kano by this additional train service to complement our current weekly Lagos-Kano-Lagos, Lagos to Illorin/Offa to Kano and Minna to Kaduna intercity trains, and in no time, the frequency of other services, carriage capacity and speed of these services will be stepped up,”

A SURPRISE KISS ON STAGE DURING HER PERFORMANCE, LEAVES BEYONCE COMPLETELY BEWILDERED.

HOW SWEET: Rapper, Jay Z snuck up behind his wife on stage during her performance in Philadelphia and pulled her into his arms giving her a kiss and a sweet smooch.

The 31-year-old singer was left blushing at the surprise liplock, which sent the crowd and her dancers roaring with delight at what just happened.

Beyonce’s face was a picture and had a look of sheer bewilderment as she appeared completely confused.

But the two better halves are usually very private about their relationship. I guess Beyoncé and Jay Z threw caution to the wind this time as they shared a kiss in public.

The Love On Top hit-maker then shared some snapshots of the tender moment on her Tumblr.

"JayB" look like they're the cutest couple in the entertainment world. Prove me wrong!

Watch video after the cut........

'It's a wonderful place to be': Tina Turner opens up about marriage after tying the knot with Erwin Bach

Tina Turner, the 73-year-old music icon (for lovers of good music) tied the knot with her long-term love Erwin Bach at a private ceremony in Switzerland over the weekend. The couple have been together for 27 years after meeting at Heathrow airport.

She wore the perfect wedding dress as she decided against traditional white and opted for something typically glamorous- a green and black silk Armani gown with Swarovski crystals while the female guests wore white and the men were in black tie. The superstar admitted that she wanted to put her own stamp on a traditional American ceremony.

 Describing her marriage to Erwin to Hello Magazine, she says 'It's that happiness that people talk about, when you wish for nothing, when you can finally take a deep breath and say, 'Everything is good'. It's a wonderful place to be.'

The couple kept the wedding private, with just good friends and family. In attendance were Oprah Winfrey and Bryan Adams.

The Love birds jetted off to Italy after the wedding for their honeymoon.
Age looks like its just a number afterall.
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Doctors say they WILL be able to save conjoined twins with incredibly rare condition

A pair of conjoined twins have been born in India with two heads but just one body.

The boys' heads, nervous systems and backbones are separate. The backbones are joined below the pelvis and they share a rib cage and shoulder girdle.

Doctors say they believe they can save the lives of the boys who were born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, on Wednesday.

The disease which is known as Dicephalic Parapagus is very common amongst girls and rare with boys and in a vast majority, children born with this disease are born dead but doctors say there is hope for these ones.

Conjoined twins occur in about one in 100,000 births.

They develop when one fertilised egg fails to separate fully, or the egg separates and then fuses together again inside the womb.

"USAIN BOLT IS MORE ENERGETIC THAN A SPEEDING BULLET"-SCIENTISTS REVEAL

 
After a detailed study of the Jamaican sprinter's 100m performance during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Physicists have announced that Olympic champion Usain Bolt produced 50 times more energy than that of a speeding bullet.

They discovered that he produced a remarkable 81.58kJ of energy - compared to just 1.6kJ of energy a bullet produces when it leaves the barrel of a 0.44 calibre Magnum handgun.
They also calculated that he reached a top speed of 27mph during the race.
But unlike a bullet - which can reach 1,000mph - Bolt's huge 6ft 5ins frame meant more than 92 per cent of his energy was absorbed in battling air resistance.

Bolt reached a maximum power of 2,619.5watts - a horsepower of 3.5 - within 0.89 seconds when he was only at half his maximum speed, which shows the effect the drag had on his acceleration.They made the discovery after taking into account the altitude of the Berlin track, the temperature at the time of the race and the cross-section of Bolt himself.

POPULAR COMEDIAN, BASKET MOUTH SHARES HIS GRASS TO GRACE STORY IN HIS FORTH COMING BOOK- "BEFORE I WRITE A BOOK".

Arguably, Nigeria’s best comedian, Basketmouth is set to write a book that he hopes will inspire his fan base. The book, titled “Before I Write a Book” is one of his many projects aimed at carrying readers through series of events that happened to him as he journeyed through to success.

In what can be termed a brief excerpt from the expected book or more like a pre-cursor, basket mouth narrates;

Back stage at the Rothmans Groove tour which held @ TBS in 1998, there I was seated with the likes of The Plantashun Boiz,Dr. Fresh,Remedies and more...I was just a young boy trying to weigh his options on what direction to go with his career as drumming,rapping,producing and comedy were few of my options.

"YOU'RE A DANGEROUS SEXUAL PREDATOR"-UK JUDGE TELLS NIGERIAN POLITICIAN'S SON EKENE ANOLIEFO WHO IS SET FOR DEPORTATION

A Nigerian student in the UK, Ekene Anoliefo ,38, convicted and jailed for rape charges is set for deportation. The rapist, who claimed deporting him from the United Kingdom would breach his human rights, will be sent home to Nigeria after losing an appeal against the order.

Mr Justice Blake said the public interest in getting “dangerous sexual predator” Anoliefo, 38, out of the country far outweighed his right to respect for his private life.

Anoliefo was jailed for 12 years, later reduced to nine, in May 2009 after he was convicted of the brutal rape of a 19-year-old, who he held captive in his car after pretending to help her.
The Nigerian student who is said to be studying Computer studies drove the young woman to his Aberdeen flat, forced her onto his bed and raped her in what the sentencing judge described as “particularly brutal and degrading” circumstances.

"NICKI MINAJ WILL YOU MARRY ME" DJ KHALID PROPOSES WITH A $500,000 DIAMOND RING

37 year old record producer, rapper, DJ and record label executive, Khaled bin Abdul Khaled, better known by his stage name DJ Khaled  has asked Nicki Minaj to marry him on a MTV show.
He says:
“I want to be honest with you. I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. The only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I know that you’re busy. You need a man like me in your life that’s gonna take care of you and respect you. You gotta take your time and think about it, I understand… but I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and about how serious this is to me. I want to let your fans know, my fans know, my family, your family, that I wanna marry you. I been working hard to get this ring… Nicki Minaj… will you marry me?’

DJ Khaled popped the question with a $500,000 diamond ring. Nicki hasn’t responded yet. The two recently worked together on Nicki’s latest single ‘Twerk It’. See his proposal video after the cut…he sounds damn serious.

NIGERIAN STUDENT,29, SENTENCED TO DEATH IN MALAYSIA FOR TRAFFICKING 6.25KG OF CANNABIS

A Nigerian student found guilty of trafficking 6.25kg of cannabis three years ago,has been sentenced to death by Shah Alam, the High Court in Malaysia yesterday.

Ugonna Philip Nwankwo, 29, was charged with two counts of drug trafficking.

The first charge was for distributing 4.85kg of cannabis at a bus stop in front of a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya at 1pm on Nov 9, 2010.

The second was for distributing 1.4kg of cannabis at No. 4, Jalan SS12/2D, Bandar Baru Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, at 3pm on the same day.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S SPEECH TO ALL NIGERIAN'S IN DIASPORA AT THE 2013 NIGERIA DIASPORA DAY CELEBRATION

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday challenged Nigerians in Diaspora to be agents of change, development and proponents of national economic emancipation and unity and that they should invest in the proposed Centenary City by building

Declaring open the 6th Nigeria Diaspora Day celebration in Abuja, the president also urged them to respond positively to the invitation to return and contribute to the development Nigeria.
Represented by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, the president enjoined them to become a part of the nation’s collective efforts in building a better future for present and future generations of Nigerians.

“The task of taking Nigeria to the pinnacle of development comparable to the major industrialised nations is a task for all of us, not least Nigerians in Diaspora.

AFRICA'S RICHEST MAN, ALHAJI ALIKO DANGOTE TO BE HONOURED WITH "HALL OF GRACE" AWARD

Nigeria’s Business mogul and Africa's richest entrepreneur and Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, will in September be honoured with Hall of Grace’s Pride of Africa Award in Lagos as reported by Nigeria’s Vanguard online.

The Managing Custodian, Hall of Grace Awards, Rupert Ojenuwa, disclosed this during a briefing in Lagos.

He said the award, which is aimed at rewarding excellence and contribution to nation building, would also recognize other Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in different spheres of life including entrepreneurship, entertainment and philanthropy.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Swedish MP accidentally posts picture of his genitals on Instagram while trying to show off his Liverpool FC tattoo

A Swedish politician who wanted to show his new tattoo to followers on a social media site accidentally revealed far more than he intended.

Mr Lars Ohly, a former leader of Sweden's Left Party, and supporter of Liverpool Football Club, posted a picture of the liver bird tattooed on his leg.

What he failed to notice was that his genitals were visible in the background.

Mr Ohly quickly removed the picture after posting it on Instagram, but couldn't stop the avalanche of comments in social media.

Mr Ohly made light of the embarrassment and said he would be more careful when he posts online.

'Ha, ha, I accidentally posted a picture on Instagram that showed more than intended,' he said, according to the AFP. 'Now corrected.'

In an interview with website The Local, Mr Ohly proved said  “I have had lots of nice reactions'.
He later wrote: 'Oh, how many new followers I've got on Instagram today (and how disappointed they're going to be).'


Mr Ohly, when you say “lots of nice reactions, what exactly do you mean? Are you saying it is impressive?

DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN, NIGERIA'S FIRST LADY RETURNS HOME TO MOURN LATE MOTHER.

Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan, Nigeria's first lady returned home yesterday night, from a trip to Geneva to mourn her late foster mother. The first lady lost her foster mother on Monday July 22nd in a fatal auto accident on her way to Bayelsa. She was received by the president, the president's mother, Tony Anenih, Abdusalami Abubakar and many other dignitaries at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Our hearts are with her.May the soul of the departed rest in peace.
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NIGERIAN BOY,ICE PRINCE ZAMANI'S SURPRISE WELCOME PARTY IN PICTURES

Ice Prince Zamani, the BET Award 2013 winner, who just got back from the USA yesterday, had his closest friends and family waiting for him with a big ‘welcome back’ party surprise. The party was organised by M.I Abaga and in attendance were label mates Victoria Kimani, DJ Caise ,Seyi Shay, Ezi Emela, Sam Walsh and many more who came to congratulate their friend, brother and a well founded Nigerian boy.

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'Secret' CIA museum features Osama bin Laden's AK-47

(PICTURED) "This is the rifle that was recovered from the third floor of the Abbottabad compound by the assault team," said curator Toni Hiley. "Because of its proximity to (bin Laden) there on the third floor in the compound, our analyst determined it to be his. It's a Russian AK with counterfeit Chinese markings."

The gun which was found next to the body of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan when Navy SEALs killed him in a midnight raid is featured in a secret CIA museum and is not opened to public

The AK-47 is a recent addition to a collection that’s among the toughest tickets in the country for museum goers. Tucked into various hallways at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., the museum displays the gadgets, artifacts and trophies of 70 years of spycraft, from World War II through the War on Terror.

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CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE'S ‘HALF OF A YELLOW SUN’ MOVIE TRAILER RELEASED, GENEVIEVE NNAJI MAY FEATURE MINIMALLY

                     
The movie trailer of Chimamanda Adichie’s award winning book, Half of a Yellow Sun has been released. The movie itself will be released later this year.

The movie’s cast includes Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dominic Cooper, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji who may be featuring minimally as her scenes were cut out during editing 

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"WE DON'T NEED ELECTION MANIPULATORS LIKE YOU" MUGABE TELLS OBASANJO AHEAD OF HIS COUNTRY'S PRESIDENTIAL POLLS


President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has stated that Nigerian former president, turned cleric; Olusegun Obasanjo is a known election manipulator and not needed in Zimbabwe.

Mugabe took a swipe on the Otta farmer who got into the country against this weekend’s presidential election, stating that the people of Zimbabwe don’t need his assistance.

According to Mugabe, AU’ s choice of General Obasanjo as the head of the Commission’s Monitoring Delegation was not needed by Zimbabwean people.


He said, “Obasanjo is a known election manipulator whose democratic credential has always promoted left wing politics right from his days as the chairman of the Eminent Peoples Forum”.

ENTERTAINMENT: BAD GIRL RIRI DAZZLES IN BIZZARE FUTURISTIC VISOR

Trust Rihanna to always be one step ahead of the fashion game. Even while on holiday she doesn't just sling on some cut offs and an old vest, but instead styles it up in a futuristic plastic pink visor. And this particular visor is from French design house Lanvin.

*Wear visor with a metallic swimsuit and a big dose of confidence to really up your futuristic game.* Riri sets the pace

The singer was spotted lounging by the water in Oslo with a friend as she enjoyed a break before her next Diamonds World Tour concert on Thursday.

The singer has touched down in Norway and is making the most of the scenery ahead of her Oslo concert. Rihanna toasted her arrival with a fruity cocktail while lounging by the water in a swimsuit on Wednesday.