Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Father Sets House Ablaze And Kills His 6 Children As He Frames Ex-Girlfriend

A father accused of killing his six children in a house fire started the blaze as part of a 'plan' to frame his ex-girlfriend after becoming locked in a custody battle with her, a court has heard.
Mick Philpott, along with his wife Mairead, allegedly started the fire at their semi-detached home after making reports to the police that his former partner, Lisa Willis, had been threatening him and his family.
There were emotional scenes during their manslaughter trial at Nottingham Crown Court today as the 999 call made by the couple as the fire took hold was played to the jury.

Baby Survives As Family Die in Mecca Taxi Crash

Five members of the same family have been killed in a car crash in Saudi Arabia – but a one-year-old baby survived.
Three generations of the family, from Wales, had been making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca ahead of a family wedding when the taxi they were travelling in crashed into a ditch.
The victims have been named locally as Shaukat Ali Hayat, 56, his wife Abida, 47, eldest son Mohammed Isshaq, 33, daughter Saira Zenub and Mohammed’s heavily pregnant wife, Bilques, 31. It is believed one-year-old Mohammed Eisa Daniel was the only survivor. Reports say he was found among the crumpled wreckage being cradled in the arms of his dying grandfather.

Man Sent to Jail for stabbing 16-year boy

AbeokutaA –  Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old man, Bidemi Jayeola, to one year imprisonment for stabbing a 16-year-old boy.  The Magistrate, Mr Matins Akinyemi, sentenced Jayeola after he pleaded guilty to the charge of assault filed against him.  Akinyemi, who did not give the convict an option of fine, said the sentence was with hard labour.  
The magistrate said that the offence was classified as a violent crime.

He said that Jayeola inflicted “serious bodily injury” on another person, therefore, he had to go to jail and think about his actions. The Police Prosecutor, Mr Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the offence was committed on Dec. 24, 2012, at about 8 p.m. at Olorunda village in Abeokuta.

'I Suffered From Cancer' – Governor Chime

After several months of cover ups by aides to Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, the Governor has opened up on his state of health, declaring that he suffered from cancer of the nose.
In a chat with journalists on Monday at the Enugu Government House, Chime who returned last Friday after spending 140 days abroad said he used his long vacation to attend to his health.
This is contrary to claims by his media aides that he is hale and hearty. Throughout Chime’s absence, his information commissioner, Chuks Ugwuoke debunked several reports on the Governor’s illness.

PHOTOS: Triumphant Super Eagles Arrive Home To Heroes Welcome

Nigeria’s Super Eagles arrived back home here on Tuesday, after winning the country’s first Africa Cup of Nations trophy in nearly two decades and were welcomed by adoring crowds ahead of meeting the president.
Hundreds welcomed the team back at the airport in the capital of Abuja before an ceremony later in the afternoon at the National Stadium.  They were also due to attend a reception on Tuesday, to be hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan.  Along the road from the airport toward the city, school children dressed in their uniforms waited for the team convoy and waved Nigerian flags.
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What is Heaven Saying? Lightning Strikes Vatican After Pope's Resignation

Many have tried to 'decode' part of the Pope's tweet which says "We are all sinners". The mystery continued on Tuesday as a strange lightening struck the Vatican hours after Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world with his decision to leave office by the of February, 2013.  TON gathered from credible international sources that the lightning touched the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, one of the holiest Catholic churches early Tuesday.

After the Pope's admission that he lacks strength to carry on, the Vatican said no specific medical condition prompted his decision to quit. No pope has resigned from office in the last 600 years. Pope Benedict's action surprised even his closest aides.

We Are All Sinners –Pope's Strange Tweet Before His Resignation

After almost 8 years in the Vatican, Pope Benedict will retire on February 28th. A Vatican statement said the pope was unable to continue in office due to his age and diminishing strength, he is 85, and the papacy will remain vacant until a successor is elected.  Less than 24 hours before the news of his resignation broke, the Pope tweeted: “We must trust in the mighty power of God’s mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new.”

Below are Pope Benedict's reasons for stepping down: 
“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry…

Tópless Women Celebrate Pope’s Resignation In Church

Eight feminists flashed their bréasts in the heart of Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI’s shock resignation announcement.
The members of the Femen movement entered the Gothic cathedral dressed in long coats which they whipped off inside while ringing three bells near the altar.
“Pope no more!” they cried. “No more homophobe” and “Bye bye Benedict!”

Robbers kill two soldiers, injure one in Lagos

Two soldiers were killed, while another one was injured after robbers attacked a white man’s residence at Apapa, Lagos State on Sunday night. The robbery, which occurred at about 11pm, was allegedly successful because the robbers used another white man to gain entrance to the victim’s building. It was learnt that the robbers were able to deceive the victim’s security guards because of the presence of the white man who was with the robbers.
Police sources told PUNCH Metro that some of the robbers, on gaining entrance, shot sporadically into the air, while other members of the gang stormed the victim’s rooms, ransacking everywhere.
They were said to have made away with some of his valuables. The victim was not hurt.


Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center, holds a gold bar while visiting the Central Depository of the Bank of Russia. (Alexsey Druginyn/AFP/Getty Images).

In September 2012, TheBlaze reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been grabbing up gold “as fast as he can get his hands on it.” And since that initial report, he has only doubled his efforts. “Not only has Putin made Russia the world’s largest oil producer, he’s also made it the biggest gold buyer,” Bloomberg notes.
“His central bank has added 570 metric tons of the metal in the past decade, a quarter more than runner-up China,” the report adds. “The added gold is also almost triple the weight of the Statue of Liberty.”

After Presidential Intervention, Keshi Withdraws His Resignation

The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, who had resigned his appointment immediately after his team emerged victorious in the AFCoN finals on Sunday the 10th of February against Burkina Faso has been persuaded by the presidency to withdraw his resignation while the authorities look into his dispute with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

This much was disclosed by a source in the presidency who said The official said “Yes, it is very true that Keshi resigned his position as coach of the Eagles. That he confirmed to us. It was quite alarming given the complaints he brought up. There were a lot on things going on that the nation didn’t know.


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