Thursday, February 14, 2013

Newborn 13-year-old: Adopted boy's birth announcement goes viral

When professional photographer Kelly Higgins' 13-year-old adopted son mentioned he never had baby photos and wished he did, she ran with the idea, snapping some sweetly hilarious images that quickly went viral.

The pictures - a trio of images of a 13-year-old boy posed in classic "newborn portrait" style--went viral online after his adopted mother posted them to her Facebook page.

"Here's my sweet not so little Newborn! His name is Latrell and weighs 112lbs," Kelli Higgins wrote. Kelli Higgins and her husband adopted Latrell and his sister Chanya when they were 10 and 5 years old, adding the siblings to their family that already included five biological children with another on the way.

Breaking News!! Singer Goldie Harvey is dead

I'm in shock. Just got a call from her best friend and my close friend, Denrele Edun. He told me Goldie died a few minutes ago in his arms at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island. Goldie just came back from the US today he said, and was so full of life, then something went tragically wrong. Will get all the details from him in a bit, he was crying so much and had to switch off his phone. May her soul rest in peace..

Update: Goldie's management have released a short statement via her Facebook page.

I was at the Villa …for the Eagles

AFTER a nineteen year wait, nothing  would have stopped me from the Presidential reception planned fo the Eagles last Tuesday in Abuja. In company of my colleague Aisha Falode, we left Lagos Tuesday afternoon and by the time we got to Abuja airport we needed no one to tell us that something pregnant was in the air.
President Jonathan with the Afcon trophy pose with
 Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi at the reception
The airport arrival area was filled to the brim with Nigerians of all walks of life, anxious to catch a glimpse of their heroes. Journalists came in great number and some of them misinterpreted our presence to mean the Eagles had landed and rushed towards us, knowing that we were in South Africa and must have come back with the team. 

SAD: How A Youth Corper Died Trying To Save A Ball

Faith Nzube Enemuo Batch “C” member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been reported to have drowned in a river in Ikom Local Council where she was currently serving.
She is a graduate of Social Studies from the University of Abuja. She came along with her co-corpers to play handball at the bank of the river. But, a few minutes into the game, she went missing.

NewCastle Player Tiote arrested for alleged fraud

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police after he was arrested on suspicion of fraud.
The 26-year-old was stopped on Tuesday near the club’s training ground on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences.Following this, Tiote’s car – a Chevrolet Camaro estimated to be worth around £75,000 – was seized.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “At about 1.30pm on February 12, a car was stopped on Benton Park Road, Newcastle, and a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences.”
The Ivory Coast international, who recently returned from the African Cup of Nations, signed from Dutch side FC Twente in 2010.
Police said inquiries are ongoing.

Husband Catches Wife In Bed With Another Man, Commits Suicide The Next Day

The man whose wife was recently caught red-handed sleeping with another man has committed suicide.
Tichakura Zadzi (31) caught his wife Karen Phiri in bed with a trader only known as Zenzo.

The incident took place Mbare, Zimbabwe. On the night before Zadzi committed suicide, there was an impasse as to who should take the wife prompting the hubby, wife and boyfriend to share the same room.

I Was Impressed With Buhari’s Presence – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said, yesterday, that he was delighted when he got to know that former Head of State, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) was in attendance at the flag off of the nation’s centenary celebration penultimate Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Jonathan said that immediately he stepped into the venue and saw Buhari, he was impressed.
“When I got there and saw him, I was impressed. He came that day and that was why I said the two of us should light the unity torch and I think it was something nice”.

Abducted Primary School Pupil Found Dead

A primary school pupil abducted  along with her younger brother on their way to school on Friday at Ohanze in Obigwa local government  area of Abia State  has been found dead  with  some parts of her body including the genitals and eyes missing.
While the victim identified  as  Miss Chigozie Ufomba   was found dead, the  younger  brother, Master Chidozie Ufomba was rescued at Ndiakata  some few kilometers  away  where they were  sold to  suspected ritualists.

Mechanic Jailed 2 Years For Drug Dealing

Lagos – A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, sentenced a 32-year-old Mechanic to two years imprisonment for dealing on a narcotic.
The convict, Liasu Ajadi, had pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of illegal trade in cocaine.
Trial judge, Justice Benedicta Molokwu, convicted and sentenced the accused, following his guilty plea.
“In view of the plea of the accused, he is hereby convicted as charged. The accused is accordingly sentenced to two years imprisonment,” the court said.

Tambuwal absent at parley with Jonathan

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, was on Wednesday absent at a meeting President Goodluck Jonathan had with the leadership of the National Assembly and the members of the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Working Committee.
As at the time the President arrived at the venue of the meeting held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 9pm, none of the leaders of the House of Representatives expected at the meeting was in attendance.
But the President of the Senate, David Mark; his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba; and Senator Hosea Agboola were there.

Senate gives Jonathan two days to sack Maina

The Senate on Wednesday gave President Goodluck Jonathan a two-day ultimatum within which to sack the Chairman of the Pension Reform  Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, from the Federal Civil Service.
The upper legislative chamber said Jonathan risked dire consequences if he failed to end Maina’s stay in office.
Senate President, David Mark, said this after a debate on a motion entitled, “Dismissal of Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina for refusal to appear before the Senate.”
The debate was sponsored by the Leader of the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), and 107 senators, urging President Goodluck Jonathan to sack Maina from the public service. The Senate has 109 members.

Pastor Caught With Cocaine After Fight With His Girlfriend

I wonder the kind of morals this pastor has be passing on to his congregation:
The Baypoint Community Church in Texas City is now going to be closed down after the man leading the flock was accused of drug possession and violence against his own girlfriend. Pastor Terry Gass was accused of pushing his girlfriend out of an SUV. Consequently, the bank has foreclose on the property where the church is located and take it all back. 
This might be a surprising move by a financial institution, but the domestic violence incident was just the beginning of Pastor Terry’s troubles....

Yar'adua Wanted his Wife to Succeed Him - El-Rufai.

Controversial former minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and a CPC chief, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has sensationally revealed in his new book, the Accidental Public Servant, that deceased President Umar Musay Yar’adua suspected that he might pass on and had began to think of successors.

El-Rufai described an encounter Yar’adua had with an influential Northern emir who had received him. Apparently having premonitions of what may befall him, this emir asked the late President Yar’adua if he had a choice of successors so that the emir’s spiritualists could pray over the names and give him insight on who would be the best pick.

Checkout 5 reasons why women cheat

It Takes Two to Tango
Most studies suggest that somewhere from 10 to 20 percent of men and women in marriages and other committed monogamous relationships will cheat on their partner at some point.
While cultural stereotypes inform us that it’s mostly men who cheat on their wives or girlfriends and not the other way around, clinical research concretely details that nearly as many women cheat as men.
Why does this stereotype, of men being “The Cheaters,” prevail?
Why Are Men More Readily Perceived as “Cheaters” Than Women?

Man Punches Woman To Death

A 27-year old man,  Sholanke Yusuf has landed in trouble after he allegedly punched a 55-year old woman, Nwankpa Ego, for abusing him.  And she collapsed and died in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
He is now facing a  murder charge at Magistrate’s Court  Lagos under the Criminal Code.
Yusuf, who is now in prison custody at Ikoyi, reportedly landed a vicious blow on late Ego’s nose for abusing him during a quarrel.
The incident happened at about 9.00 p. m at Olufowobi street, Itire, Lagos where both the defendant and the victim reside.

Recognising, Treating Tension Headache

Tension headache is one of the most common forms of headaches and it can occur at any age. It is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas.
These headaches may occur only occasionally in response to a stressful event, but may also be chronic, occurring frequently. Some tension headaches are nearly constant, with daily pain that may vary in intensity. It was renamed as Tension Type Headaches by the International Headache Society.

Woman Confesses To Killing Her Baby 40 Years Ago

Police in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea resort of Jeddah were stunned when a woman walked into their station to confess to the murder of her baby 40 years ago.  The woman, in her 50s, said that she wanted to make amends with her past and “cleanse” herself of the murder of the baby who was less than one year old after concealing the facts for four decades.
According to the report published by Saudi daily Okaz on Wednesday, the woman said that she was 13 when her family married her off and she soon became pregnant. When she had the baby boy, she looked after him for some time, but she said that she was too young to understand enough about nursing and to keep providing maternal care.

“Ape Woman” Buried After 150 Years

An indigenous Mexican woman put on display in Victorian-era Europe because of a rare genetic condition that covered her face in thick hair was buried in her home state on Tuesday in a ceremony that ends one of the best-known episodes from an era when human bodies were treated as collectible specimens.
With her hairy face and body, jutting jaw and other deformities, Julia Pastrana became known as the ‘ape woman’ after she left the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa in 1854, when she was 20, and was taken around the US by showman Theodore Lent, according to a Norwegian commission that studied her case.

45,000 ghost workers on payroll, says Fed Govt

Fourty-five thousand ghost workers have been uncovered in 215 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government under the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS), the Federal Government said yesterday.
Briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, the Minister of State for Finance, Yerima Ngama said the IPPIS was introduced to enhance efficiency in personnel cost, planning and budgeting on actual verified number and not estimates.
According to him, the government has audited 215 MDAs and 153,019 workers as of January this year.
The minister said that 321 MDAs have not been captured in the IPPIS, adding that government has also established the Treasury Single Account (TSA) as a unified structure of government bank account, which gives a consolidated view of the cash position.

Photo: Heartless Man pours pot of boiling stew and lighted stove on girlfriend

A 27-year-old woman, Mary Sunday, has been in the hospital bed at Igbobi Orthopaedic Hospital seven months after she was allegedly attacked by her fiancé, Corporal Isaac Gbanwuan, with a pot of boiling stew and a lighted stove. It was learnt that Sunday had lost her ears due to the attack.
Before the attack, which took place in August 2012, Sunday, was to report for training at the Police Academy, Kano as a cadet officer.
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9 Armed Robbers Attack Police Station, Bank, Cart Away With N10 Million And $6,000


Tragedy struck in Ode-Omu, Osun State, Tuesday, evening when a gang of robbers invaded the community, attacked a first generation bank and the police post, killing one person in the process while several others were wounded.
According to sources, the armed robbers numbering about nine, who came in three vehicles, on arrival at the town attacked the police post located on the outskirts of the community before proceeding to the bank.

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius arrested after his girlfriend is shot dead at his home

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, around 4am this morning shot dead hismodel girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in Pretoria. Friends of Oscar think its a Valentine's Day surprise gone wrong. Oscar, 26 and Reeva, 30, have been dating for many months. Reeve was shot several times in the head, chest and arm.

Oscar, known as the “Blade Runner” for his racing prosthetics and also dubbed 'the fastest man on no-legs', has been charged with murder and is currently in police custody. He is believed to have told police he thought she was an intruder.


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