Sunday, October 19, 2014

Man beats pregnant wife to death in Enugu

The Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has arrested a man, by the name Mr. Ozoemena Nwankwo, for allegedly beating his pregnant wife, Ndidi Nwankwo, to death.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, explained that the incident occurred around 10pm on October 17 at Nwankwo’s residence in Akpawfu village, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
According to the police spokesman, Nwankwo, who was described as a chronic wife-beater, beat up Ndidi, who was four months pregnant, until she lost consciousness.
The woman sustained a severe injury on her right leg in the course of the beating.
It was gathered that the pregnant woman gave up the ghost after she was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Ndidi’s corpse has been deposited at Agbani General Hospital, in Nkanu West Local Government Area, while Nwankwo is currently in custody as police operatives conduct investigations into the incident.

Amaraizu said Nwankwo has expressed regrets over the development, saying he never thought his pregnant wife would die as a result of the beating.

Photos: #Bringbackourgirls Special Prayer @ Unity Fountain For Safe Return Of Chibokgirls

  Hundreds show up for the special prayer for our Chibok girls at the unity fountain

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Nigerians fall on their knees to pray for the safe return

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A Serial Lover With 4 Wives,7 Fiancées & 5 Girlfriends Arrested

 A serial lover with four wives, seven fiancées and five girlfriends has set Austria's record for bigamy.Sonko Tijan was finally caught in a honey trap at Vienna Airport after two of his wives realised they were married to the same man and complained to police.
The seducer had picked up women all across the country, using them for room and board whenever he was nearby and borrowing money from them which he never returned.
4 wives,7 fiancées and 5 gf 

His downfall came after he met Sonja Maier, who believed she had found love at first sight when she was swept off her feet by Tijan after meeting him in a bar.
The 28-year-old from Gambia told her he felt the same, and after a whirlwind romance - and against the advice of her family - they were married a month later.

According to Dailymail, after a year of happy marriage she was pregnant and browsing Facebook when she happened across somebody with the same surname and a strikingly similar-looking husband.
Curious, the delved into the woman's profile. Then she realised this woman's husband was not only similar looking, but actually identical. The fact he had the same surname as her own spouse convinced her something was wrong.
'I thought that either he had a twin I never knew about or he was cheating on me,' she said.
Ms Maier got in touch with the woman to compare notes. Soon they realised that when he was with one of them, he was never with the other, and together they made a complaint to police after he vanished when they confronted him.
That complaint led to the unravelling of a web of intrigue that has so far revealed 16 different women all of whom believed they were in an exclusive relationship with Tijan, including three who were married to him.
The youngest of his women was 22, and the oldest 44; there is also another woman he is married to in his home country, where he also has children.Tijan used the women to provide him with a place to stay and food whenever he was in the area, and also borrowed tens of thousands of euros promising to pay it back later. He never did.Some also complained he had taken their jewellery to use as a security on loans he needed. And if a woman became too demanding on his time or for her money back, she suddenly found that he had vanished.
Police have now found that he kept a network of women across Austria from the western state of Vorarleberg to the capital Vienna. As well as the 15 active lovers, they believe there were many others who he used, then dumped.

Police have also found four children Tijan has fathered with different women in Austra. Two of his currentgirlfriends were pregnant.
Detective Patrick Maierhofer, who has made an appeal for other women to come forward, said:
 'He always used the same tactics. He would look at women in bars and was always charming and attentive.
'He would also fascinate them with fanciful stories about his homeland in Africa and how he had fled horrific wars leaving his family behind - and later he would ask for financial assistance for them.'
He went under various names and we have released his picture at some of his names in the hope that we can contact other victims.
'They included the names Sonko Tijan, Bojang Tijan and Crang Junior.
'He claimed the money was for business ventures to help his family in Gambia. We have found that he is actually also married to a woman in Gambia where he also has a family.'

Police put out an arrest warrant for him and eventually tracked him down using Facebook after discovering he was on the hunt for fresh victims. Officers arranged for a honey trap with the cooperation of a young woman he had been communicating with online to persuade her to lend him more money.
In reality though she was working with police and he was arrested.

Ebola: Liberia's President writes moving letter to the world


Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has written a heartfelt letter to the world over the Ebola crisis that hit her country. In the letter which was read over the radio and transmitted worldwide, she linked the Ebola epidemics to the civil war her country faced 11 years ago which killed a lot of Liberians, crumbled their economy and vital institutions.

The president called on the international community to stop all theoretical explanations on the Ebola crisis and act fast to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Find her letter after the cut... 

Dear World
In just over six months, Ebola has managed to bring my country to a standstill. We have lost over 2,000 Liberians. Some are children struck down in the prime of their youth. Some were fathers, mothers, brothers or best friends. Many were brave health workers that risked their lives to save others, or simply offer victims comfort in their final moments.
There is no coincidence Ebola has taken hold in three fragile states – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - all battling to overcome the effects of interconnected wars. In Liberia, our civil war ended only eleven years ago. It destroyed our public infrastructure, crushed our economy and led to an exodus of educated professionals. A country that had some 3,000 qualified doctors at the start of the war was dependent by its end on barely three dozen. In the last few years, Liberia was bouncing back. We realized there was a long way to go, but the future was looking bright.
Now Ebola threatens to erase that hard work. Our economy was set to be larger and stronger this year, offering more jobs to Liberians and raising living standards. Ebola is not just a health crisis – across West Africa, a generation of young people risk being lost to an economic catastrophe as harvests are missed, markets are shut and borders are closed.

The virus has been able to spread so rapidly because of the insufficient strength of the emergency, medical and military services that remain under-resourced and without the preparedness to confront such a challenge. This would have been the case whether the confrontation was with Ebola, another infectious disease, or a natural disaster.
But one thing is clear. This is a fight in which the whole world has a stake. This disease respects no borders. The damage it is causing in West Africa, whether in public health, the economy or within communities – is already reverberating throughout the region and across the world.
The international reaction to this crisis was initially inconsistent and lacking in clear direction or urgency. Now finally, the world has woken up. The community of nations has realized they cannot simply pull up the drawbridge and wish this situation away.
This fight requires a commitment from every nation that has the capacity to help – whether that is with emergency funds, medical supplies or clinical expertise.
I have every faith in our resilience as Liberians, and our capacity as global citizens, to face down this disease, beat it and rebuild. History has shown that when a people are at their darkest hour, humanity has an enviable ability to act with bravery, compassion and selflessness for the benefit of those most in need.
From governments to international organisations, financial institutions to NGOs, politicians to ordinary people on the street in any corner of the world, we all have a stake in the battle against Ebola. It is the duty of all of us, as global citizens, to send a message that we will not leave millions of West Africans to fend for themselves against an enemy that they do not know, and against whom they have little defence.
The time for talking or theorizing is over. Only concerted action will save my country, and our neighbours, from experiencing another national tragedy. The words of Henrik Ibsen have never been truer: “A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.
Yours sincerely,

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday at the end of a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops discussing family life, marriage, divorce, sex and gay unions. Paul VI oversaw the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 world-wide church meetings which brought the Catholic Church into modern times. The parallels between Francis and Paul, and the divisive issues both men confronted, are significant. Here are 5 Things to Know about Paul VI.
Paul VI was born Giovanni Battista Montini near Brescia in northern Italy on Sept. 26, 1897. After joining the Vatican's secretariat of state in 1922, he became one of Pope Pius XII's closest collaborators, instrumental in the Vatican's efforts to save Roman Jews from Nazi persecution during World War II. In 1954 he became archbishop of Milan. During the conclave of June 1963, Montini was elected to succeed the popular John XXIII and took the name Paul, seen as an indication that his papacy would be missionary and outward looking. He was the first pope to travel outside Italy, making nine trips, including the Middle East, United States, India, and the Philippines, where in 1970 he survived an assassination attempt. He died unexpectedly while at the papal summer residence near Rome on Aug. 6, 1978.
Shortly after his installation, Paul sold the tiara with which he was crowned and donated the proceeds to the poor. Also quietly but systematically, he trimmed down the pomp and circumstance of the papacy, doing away with the noble guards at the Vatican though he retained the throne that popes were carried around on. Francis has followed in his footsteps, living in the Vatican hotel rather than the papal apartments, wearing simple vestments and restricting the honorary titles of "monsignor" for prelates. During Sunday's Mass, Francis wore a simple chausible given to Paul VI for his 80th birthday and he used Paul's simple silver staff. Both men suffered from health problems: Paul VI's health was so frail he lived at home during his seminary years; Francis lost most of one lung to an infection when he was a young man.
Vatican II, the 1962-65 world-wide church meetings, opened the way for Mass to be said in local languages instead of in Latin. It also encouraged more involvement of the laity in the life of the church and revolutionized its relations with other Christian communities and Jews. "Nostra Aetate" was the transformative council document that repudiated centuries of Christian teaching that Jews bore collective guilt for Christ's death. Paul also inaugurated the synod system of consultation of the early church that Vatican II called for. Francis has reinvigorated the synod system to make it a truly freeing debate. The ideological divisions that split the council fathers during Vatican II were very much on view during Francis' first synod that just ended.
Paul disappointed many Catholics who were hoping for liberalization of church teaching on sexuality as a result of Vatican II. Paul reserved the issue to himself and commissioned experts to report back, and the majority favored an opening in the church's position on artificial birth control. But after much personal anguish and prayer, Paul enshrined the church's opposition to artificial contraception in the 1968 encyclical "Humanae Vitae" ("Of Human Life"), which remains its teaching to this day. In his final testament, he dedicated his pontificate to the "protection of the faith and the defense of human life."
One of the greatest pains of Paul's life was the kidnapping and killing of his life-long friend and former Italian premier, Aldo Moro, in the spring of 1978 by the Red Brigades terrorist group. Paul penned a heart-felt letter to the kidnappers, "on my knees" begging them to release his friend "without condition." His bullet-ridden body was eventually found in the back of a car in downtown Rome. The Moro family, upset at the plea for an unconditional release, refused to attend the state funeral in Rome's St. John Lateran basilica, which Paul presided over.

NUC Shuts Down 9 Universities In Nigeria Over Illegal Licence

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has shut down nine universities in Nigeria for operating with fake licenses.

The publication of the affected institutions was published in the NUC weekly bulletin.

Report says the Prof. Julius Okojie, the NUC’s executive secretary, signed the publication. He stated that the universities have been in existence for years and have just being extorting money from students who were given fake certificates.

The affected universities include; National University of Nigeria, Keffi (Nasarawa State); North Central University, Otukpo (Benue State); Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, (Enugu state); Richmond Open University, Arochukwu (Abia State) and Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti (Ekiti State) West Coast University, Umuahia, Volta University College, Aba, (Abia State) and the satellite campuses of Ambrose Ali University.

Photos: DoroMavins Crew Are In London.UK Are You Ready!

The Dorobucci MegaSuperstars are in town to entertain their fans, for their highly anticipated UK Concert.

Mariah Carey Divorce: Nick Cannon Dating Amber Rose Ruins ‘The Elusive Chanteuse Show’ – Diva Embarassed At Tokyo Concert

It seems that Mariah Carey’s divorce from hubby of six years Nick Cannon seems to be hitting her hard.While  Nick clearly is unaffected by the break-up, and had since move on to Amber Rose. Nick was caught partying in London  with rumored girlfriend Amber Rose. But Mariah has been a hot mess since her divorce went public – ‘The Elusive Chanteuse Show’ is in tatters!
Since Mariah and Nick went their separate ways, rumors began surfacing revealing that Mariah was drinking her sorrows away, going days without sleep, and acting even more bizarre and out of it than usual. And, it looks like there was definitely some truth to said rumors. Mariah took the stage in Tokyo to kick off her ‘The Elusive Chanteuse Show’ world tour, and completely bombed. 
According to the October 27th edition of GLOBE Magazine, “Mariah Carey is all washed up! That’s what fans are saying after the diva forgot lyrics, struggled to hit her famous high notes, and couldn’t seem to carry a tune during a recent concert kicking off her world tour. While performing ‘We Belong Together,”’ she grappled with a broken mic stand and a weak voice until she said ‘Wait a minute I can’t go on.’”

While a few diehard Mariah fans blame her horrible Tokyo concert in all of the stress she is enduring from her divorce from Nick Cannon, the majority of concert-goers were unimpressed.

Reuben Abati : Mid Sunday Prayer.


Stand firm. Guard your heart. Lest you fall [prey] Schemes

Sad Story : American Idol Contestant Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

Joanne Borgella may your soul RIP

Joanne Borgella, a contestant on season 7 of American Idol, died on Saturday morning after battling cancer. She was 32. 

Borgella's family posted a message on her Facebook fan page announcing her death. 

"Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered," they said. "We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on in heaven." 

Borgella – who made it to the top 24 on her season of Idol – also appeared on MTV's MADE and the Oxygen network's Mo'Nique's Fat Chance, and was signed to Wilhelmina Models. 

The singer suffered from endometrial cancer, and regularly updated fans on her health on her Facebook page. Her last post, dated September 23, read: "Gooooood morning!! We are heading back to radiation for 2 procedures!! God js with us!! I have lots to fill you in on.. The presence of The Lord is here.. Prayers up!!! I love you guys #GodsGotThis #ThePowerofPrayer #Faith #IWillbeCancerFree2014 #JoanneBorgella" 

Pray for Chibok girls’ release, Jonathan tells intending pilgrims

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on all intending Christian Pilgrims to pray for a peaceful and successful conduct of the 2015 election and the safe return of the abducted Chibok girls.
Mr. Jonathan, who was represented by the President of the Senate, David Mark, made the call on Saturday in Abuja at the inauguration of the 2014 Christian Pilgrimage.
The occasion coincided with the transportation of the first batch of 250 Christian pilgrims from the Federal Capital Territory who would be visiting Israel, Greece and Rome.
He said that Christians should not forget that the main essence of pilgrimage was to pray and be spiritually reborn in order to live better lives and to affect the lives of the people around them positively.
“Do not forget the significance of pilgrimage, we need a rebirth and this rebirth must first begin with us for true transformation.
“Let us all pray for the safe release of the Chibok girls and let us also pray for the peaceful conduct of the 2015 general elections,’’ he said.
The president expressed optimism that the truce reached between the government and Boko Haram would truly lead to lasting peace in the country.
He assured Nigerians that insecurity would not derail the Transformation Agenda from actualizing its purpose, stressing that God himself was taking the lead in the fight against insecurity.
Mr. Jonathan urged Christians not to view the pilgrimage as an avenue for doing business but should maintain a clean sheet without absconding as it had been recorded over the last few years.
In his remark, the Executive Secretary of the National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) John Kennedy Okpara, said the government of Israel has commended Nigeria for having a good record of no absconding pilgrims in the last few years.
He expressed gratitude to God and the government for the support the commission had received in conducting a successful pilgrimage.
He expressed the hope that upon their return, the pilgrims would have become spiritually re-dedicated to God and would impart the good thing they had learnt to people around them.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Board of the NCPC and Primate of the Anglican Church, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, urged all contractors and handlers to treat the pilgrims with respect.
“Pilgrims must also Endeavour to be their brothers’ keeper during this pilgrimage; do not resist corrections, stay together as one,’’ he said.

About 30,000 pilgrims are targeted for the pilgrimage.

Photos and the list of winners of the Nollywood Movies Awards

On Saturday 18th October 2014, the Nollywood Movies Awards honored some Nollywood stars for their marvelous work in the Industry. The event was held at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos,  the event was hosted by Denrele Edun, alongside Dakore Akande,  Uru Eke and Gideon Okeke.









List Of Winners

Best Movie – A Mile From Home

Best Lead Male
Mike Ezuruonye (Unforgivable)

Best Lead Female
Ireti Doyle (Torn)

Best Actor (Supporting Role)

Lucky Ejim (Render To Caesar)

Best Actress (Supporting Role)
Emem Udonquak (Itoro)

Best Actor Indigenous
Afeez Eniola (Alakada)

Best Actress Indigenous
Dayo Amusa (Unforgivable)

Best Director
Confusion Na Wa (Kenneth Gyang)

Best Editing
Flower Girl (Kunle Laguda)

Best Sound Design
Flower Girl (Kayode Nero Ilelabayo)

Best Cinematography
Confusion Na Wa

Best Original Screenplay
Render To Caesar (Michael Odogwu)

Best Costume Design
False _The Village Boy I Love (Ogoo Okechi And Doris Kalu)

Best Makeup
Honeymoon Hotel (Madeline Viijeon / Geordi Binstend / Kristy williams)

Best Set Design
Flower Girl (Derick Nwa-Jesus)

Best Soundtrack
Flower -Girl (Efya – Best In Me)

Best Diaspora
Movie-Onye Ozi

Best Short Movie

Best Rising Star Male
Tope Tedela (A Mile From Home)

Best Rising Star
Ivie Okujaye (Make A Move)

Best Child Actor
Oyindamola Lapejo – Finding Mercy

Best Indigenous Movie
Onye  Ozi

NMA Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
Tunde Kelani

Popular Choice Actor
Ojulade Adekula

Popular Choice Actress
Mercy Johnson

Best TV/Web Series

Top Box Office
Weekend Gateaway

Nollywood Humanitarian Award
Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh


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