Saturday, January 26, 2013

Woman Sues Dating Site After Brutal Attack

A Las Vegas woman is suing dating website after she was nearly killed by a man she met through the site. The woman suing apparently went on a few dates with a man she met through the site, until he began harassing her via text message.
That’s when things got ugly – Mary Kay Beckman showed up at home one night in January 2011, where Wade Ridley was waiting for her. Ridley stabbed her dozens of times in the face, in a brutal attack. Beckman survived, but Ridley struck again, killing a different woman he met through in Arizona.

Australian Scientists Finds Cure For AIDS

Scientists have discovered a breakthrough that could produce a potential cure for AIDS. Professionals from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia have reportedly found a way to modify the protein in HIV that protects against infection instead of replicate it, according to Associate Professor David Harrich.
“I consider that this is fighting fire with fire,” Harrich tells Australia’s ABC News. “What we’ve actually done is taken a normal virus protein that the virus needs to grow, and we’ve changed this protein, so that instead of assisting the virus, it actually impedes virus replication and does it quite strongly.”

Police Join Hunt For 10,000 Escaped Crocodiles

South Africa has called out the police to join the hunt for as many as 10,000 crocodiles on the loose after escaping from a farm during floods and being washed into one of southern Africa’s biggest rivers, officials said on Friday. According to reports during the week, a small farm in South Africa is dealing with the recovery of about 15,000 escaped crocodiles.
Officials in Pont Drift say the reptiles have since been spotted downstream when they got loose from the Rakwena farm and into the Limpopo River. “We will catch them as the farmers call us and say there are crocodiles. In Weipe there are many and I heard there were crocodiles in Musina on the school’s football field,” said Zane Langman, the son of Johan Boshoff, who owns the farm.

Boy Beaten To Death By His Father For Poor School Grades

A 12-year-old Emirati boy in Abu Dhabi has allegedly been beaten to death by his father, reports in the UAE has revealed. The father, who beat his son for receiving bad grades in the first trimester school examinations, is currently in police custody pending official charges next week.
Police officials told newsmen that the incident occurred towards the end of December, 2012. According to sources close to the family, the victim was enrolled in grade 8. Having underperformed in the school examinations, he had been afraid to show his grades to his family and had hidden them.

Security Guard Shoots Off Own Male Organ

You can’t say you’ve been in a more horrible position than this guy who will appear in court for carrying a gun that shot his manhood. A security guard at a hospital in Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago, accidentally shot his man-hood off with his .38-calibre handgun. A resident called police to report the sound of a gunshot coming from a parked car. When they arrived on the scene, police discovered the man bleeding from his groin with spent ammunition cartridges at his side. Adding insult to his injury is the fact that, according to police, the man didn’t have a license to carry the gun.

Man Pays Price For ‘Love At First Sight’; Gets Six Months Jail Term

A technician paid the price of ‘falling in love at first sight’ and was rewarded with six months behind bars for molesting a woman when she served him water. The 28-year-old Indian technician (name withheld) was accused of groping a Filipina housemaid and touching her indecently when he claimed to have fallen in love with her the first minute he saw her.The man was among a group of technicians who went to the villa of the Filipina’s sponsor to fix the cooling system.

10 More Corpses Found At Scenes Of Plateau Communal Clashes

Ten more corpses have been recovered from the scenes of the communal clashes between Fulani herdsmen and the natives in two villages of Wase Local Government Area. It was gathered that the killing in Foron Hecrisis was due to misinformation.
According to the source, armed robbers stopped some people who were returning from a local market called Wadatan Kasuwaadding. The hoodlums did not only rob the Fulanis but even the natives who were equally returning.

Tukur moves to tame PDP governors

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has begun subtle moves to wrest the party from the grips of its governors and curb their overbearing influence.
To achieve his goal, Tukur plans to establish financial autonomy for the party, which will free it from over-dependence on the governors and the President.
Investigations by our correspondent indicated that the desire of Tukur and the PDP National Working Committee was based on a paper presented by a former National Chairman of the party, Dr. Okwesilise Nwodo, to the party at its December 2012 retreat in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Man Arrested Over Possession of Human Skulls and Ammunition

Security Operatives have arrested a Fulani leader in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, North Central Nigeria in the early hours of Friday with five human skulls hidden in the ceiling of his apartment while arms and ammunition were also recovered from the premises.
The combined team of police and military personnel carried out the raid following a tip off from some residents on the suspicious movement of the Fulani leader known as Ardo whose activities have been a concern to the community.

K1 De Ultimate Donates His Okota House To An Islamic Organisation

Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe popularly known as K1 De Ultimate or Kwam1 seems to be moving closer to God than ever. He just gave out his magnificent building "Peace Castle" in okota to members of an Islamic organisation called Muslim Youth Forum (MYFO). According to a close friend of Kwam1, religious activities  such as Friday Jumat service and other weekly services have commenced fully in the building. 
This is indeed a good gesture that others should emulate

Drama At Election Petition Tribunal As Two Individuals Claim Party Chairmanship

It was drama of some sorts at the Ondo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday when two persons each claimed to be the state chairman of Accord Party (AP). They were both subsequently walked out of the courtroom.
The development, however, made the Justice Andovar Kaka’an-led three-member team to reserve further action on the petition of the party until it was able to settle the chairmanship issue. The AP had, in its petition, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of disenfranchising its candidate, Mr Olawale Ojo, from participating in the October 20 governorship poll.

A president and his many headaches

 writes on the disposition of President Gooodluck Jonathan and indeed the Presidency to the decay in the facilities of the Police College, Ikeja and the deplorable state of some federal roads
Many things attract the attention of the Presidency daily. When such situations arise, meetings are held at the top echelon of the Federal Government by those whom the President has given the power to supervise such areas.
But when the President or his top handlers feel strongly that he must take personal charge of the situation, he attends such meetings and takes steps or makes pronouncements without delay.

Explosion Kills Four, Injures 20 In Ogun

No fewer than four persons were Friday feared dead, while 20 others sustained serious injuries in an explosion that rocked a factory in Ijako area of Sango-Ota, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that one of the boilers of a distilling company located along the Lagos – Abeokuta expressway caused the explosion which vibration led to the falling of  the perimeter fences of the neighbouring companies.

EFCC locates Ibori’s secret mansion in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday said it had located a mansion belonging to a former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, in an upscale area of Lagos.
The commission said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujiaren, that the property was discovered on Thursday at No. 5, Alpha Beach Road, Lekki in Lagos by its operatives.
Ibori was convicted on April 18, 2012 by a United Kingdom crown court and sentenced to a13-year jail term for corruption and money laundering.

I made N120,000 from Nigeria-Burkina Faso match – Viewing centre operator

Nigerian television stations are not airing the ongoing African Nations Cup due to a stalemate between the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria and the rights owners of the event. In this piece, Udeme Ekwere counts the gains and losses resulting from this impasse
Mr. Linus Eze operates a television viewing centre in Ikeja, Lagos where people gather to watch matches in European leagues. Eze makes about N10,000 anytime people gather to watch a European league match. It can rise to as much as N30,000 when it is a UEFA Champions League match.

How The Federal Government, State Governments Shared N8.8 Trillion In 2012

It has been revealed that a total of N8.8 trillion accrued to the three tiers of government from the Federation Account between January and December 2012 from the statutory and VAT allocations. This is according to a report by an authoritative online medium, Economic Confidential magazine. This amount excludes other allocations such as derivation (for oil-producing states), excess crude account, domestic crude account, subsidy reinvestment programme (SURE-P), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation refund and foreign exchange differentials.

CBN Pegs New Deposit Limit For Account Holders

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday set new deposit limits for all categories of account holders and introduced three-tier Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements for banks. With the new policy, bank customers have now been categorised into Low Value Accounts (Level One); Medium Value Accounts (Level two) and High Value Accounts (Level three). 
For Low Value Account holders, the policy pegs a maximum single deposit amount of N20,000 and maximum cumulative balance of N200,000 at any point in time.  For Medium Value Account holders, a maximum single deposit of N50,000 and a maximum cumulative balance of N400,000. However for the High Value Account, no limit is placed on cumulative balance.

Banky W Speaks On Report Of Wizkid's Exit From EME

Couple of weeks ago an unconfirmed report informed that Wizkid moved to his own crib in Lekki. 
This move however didn’t go down well with Wizzy’s mum who felt it wasn’t time for him to leave the EME mansion.
The pair had an argument concerning his new home and leaving his the EME label according to the unconfirmed report. 

President not responsible for police college decay –Obi •Governor says no clue yet on floating corps

Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, on Friday said President Goodluck Jonathan was not responsible for the decay in the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos as exposed by a private television station recently.
He, however, said the administration was working hard to solve the problem and others facing security agencies in the country.Obi spoke with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Police Fund Committee chaired by Vice-President Namadi Sambo.
He said Jonathan was committed to changing the fortunes of all security agencies in the country, especially the police.

65 deportees arrive Lagos

Sixty-five Nigerians were on Friday deported from some European countries, an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said in Lagos.
The FAAN official, who pleaded anonymity, revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s cargo section in Lagos. The source noted that the returnees came from Spain, Bulgaria, Romania and the United Kingdom.

Rupert Sanders' wife files for divorce over Kristen Stewart affair

 Rupert Sanders' wife has filed for divorce, six months after the Hollywood director was caught cheating with actress Kristen Stewart. Kristen and Rob Pattinson managed to work things out, but not Rupert and his wife

According to TMZ, Liberty Ross filed the paperwork in a LA County Superior Court yesterday and is asking for joint custody of their two children and spousal support. The couple tried to patch up their marriage by going to a shrink but at the end, it didn't work out


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