Monday, July 8, 2013

HORR-BLE: Brazilian singer shot dead during his live show (Video)

Brazilian funk singer Daniel Pellegrin, better known by his stage name of MC Daleste, was shot during his last live performance at one of the venues in the Campinas area of Brazil’s São Paulo.

The popular 20-year-old singer was taken to the hospital immediately after the shooting. Unfortunately, doctors were not able save the young artist.
Video of the club shooting has uploaded to YouTube and went viral. Hundreds of re-uploads have been made.
Watch The Video After The Break.

281 casks of hazardous chemicals seized from rebels In Syria

Syrian authorities have allegedly seized 281 barrels of hazardous chemical agents from opposition militants, the country’s UN envoy Bachar Djafari told journalists on Monday.

He said 79 casks were filled with dangerous polyethylene glycol, 67 casks contained monoethylene glycol, 25 were filled with monoethanol, 68 – with diethanolamine, and 42 had triethanolamine in them.
According to the diplomat, the chemicals were stashed in a secret cache and guarded by armed terrirosts.

VIDEO: Watch Nigerian Senators Fighting In Abuja

Tension flared at Wednesday 3, 2013 Senate plenary session as two federal lawmakers almost got into a fight over the State of the Nation Address Bill. Please follow me and get instant notification as I upload new videos by clicking on the “iFollow” button for more News and current affairs videos.

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Man killed by police stray bullets in Ibadan

A man was yesterday hit at the popular Oje market in Ibadan by the police stray bullets, killing him on the spot.
It was learnt that the police fired sporadically in a bid to quell the fight between a group of miscreants and some commercial motorists over attempts by the former to extort the latter.
The Divisional Police Officer in Agugu Division, Mr. Timothy Adedeji, led a team of policemen to the scene.
An eye witness, who did not want his name mentioned, said: “We and two other policeman prevailed on the aggrieved parties to stop the fight.
“After quelling the crisis, the mob started hailing the DPO. The police officer, being an indigene of Ibadan, tried to disperse the mob through persuasion. But when the miscreants attempted to attack him, he fired some shots into the air to scare them.

Ex-Miss Malaysia could get £500m payout in divorce

A former Miss Malaysia is attempting to win the UK’s biggest ever divorce payment of 500 million pounds.

The case began at the High Court in London yesterday – and if successful, Pauline Chai could be entitled to up to half of her husband, Khoo Kay Peng’s, fortune.
Lawyers for Mr. Peng however argue that the case should be taking place in Malaysia.
But despite only living in the UK since October however, British law could side in favour of his wife.
66-year-old former Miss Malaysia Pauline Chai filed for divorce in February, just five months after moving to 1,000 acre 30-million-pound home in Hertfordshire.
The mother of five has been married to her husband, the 74-year-old Malaysian businessman Khoo Kay Peng, for 42 years, but now wants a divorce on the grounds of «unreasonable behavior».

$-ex, drugs, and bribes – the only ways to get visas in US Embassy, Guyana

US State Department acknowledged that one of its officials has now become a target of an investigation over “allegations of improprieties relating to a Consular Officer formerly assigned to Georgetown, Guyana”. The Daily Caller reports that Department officer is being accused of selling visas for sex and money.

The great affray started when Guyana’s executives and tourists began to complain that their visa applications were being held up, and local media reported few times that a visa official was demanding bribes and sex in exchange for visas.
Local media are also claiming the official, whose activities have recently been frozen until the completion of an official investigation, was a close associate of local drug lords who played an integral role in his visa scam.

Photo: Bare-breasted activist: France grants asylum to local Femen leader

Paris has granted political asylum to the leader of the notorious feminist movement Femen in France, Le Figaro reports.

The Ukrainian citizen Inna Shevchenko, who now lives in France, told journalists she has recently had her asylum plea supported by the French government. The request is reportedly dated February 2013.
The French leader of bare-breasted activists for women’s rights said the move to ask for France’s protection was “strategic.”
“To extend our reach we need a country that would act as our base,” she explained.
Paris has not yet commented on asylum for Ms Shevchenko, saying it did not wish to expand on confidential data.

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FG’s ultimatum to Dana Airline

The Federal Government’s recent intervention meant to fast-track the payment of claims to the families left behind by victims of Dana Airline’s June 3, 2012 plane crash in Iju, Lagos, is yet another reminder of the tragic air mishap that claimed the lives of 153 passengers and crew members and many others on ground. More than a year after the fatal incident, however, many of the families of the victims are yet to be compensated.
The Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, indicated last week that the airline had paid up to 60 percent of the claims, but that the delay being experienced by Dana Airline’s management in concluding the settlement was due to double claims that needed to be clarified. She said the airline had up to six months (between now and December this year) to complete the payment of compensation to all affected families or face sanctions. The aviation ministry had at the first anniversary of the tragic air mishap and unveiling of the memorial cenotaph built to immortalise the dead in Lagos early last month, announced that the FG was working with the airline’s management to ensure that all compensation disagreements were amicably resolved.


NGF CRISIS: Between Ameachi And Jang

The presidency through Dr Gulak Ahmed has made series of denials regarding his boss non involvement in the crisis of the NGF. Unfortunately, the more Gulak denies the more the involvement of the presidency.

In reminiscence, Gov. Amaechi has taken some tough stand on some national and sensitive issues viz-a-viz fraud in the fuel subsidy payment, ceeding of oil wells to Cross River and Bayelsa states hence his travails. Gov.Amaechi voice is being heard so loudly simply because he is the chairman of the NGF and this forum is perceived as a powerful one that controls or rather dictates what is going on  in the political arena of Nigeria. NGF has a way of arm-twisting the presidency to  drive home their point.

The pressure was becoming unbearable for the presidency owing to the recalcitrant nature of Gov. Amaechi style of NGF leadership hence something has to be done. The presidency decided to make a move to stop Gov. Amaechi from getting the ticket for his second term bid as the NGF chairman hence the formation of PDP NGF paving way for the emergence of Gov. Akpabio has its chairman.


LUTH Acquires Scanner that detects death in few Seconds

Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH said they have acquired a CT scan equipment that has the capacity to run a check on all organs of the body, from head to toe in less than 10 seconds and fish out a patients death points for immediate treatment. The machine, called the 128-slice Aquillon CT scanner is the first of it's kind in West Africa.

Speaking on the machine, the Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Professor Akin Osibogun told Nigerian Tribune:  "The Aquillon CT scanner is a 128-scanner and the main advantage it has over other CT scanners of earlier generations is its ability to penetrate deeper into the tissues and organs to show clearly the state of those tissues and organs. Of course the CT scanner is an imaging device and because it is able to provide images of tissues and organs inside the body. We are able to see the state in which those tissues and organs are and we are able to make diagnosis that help us to provide appropriate treatment for the patients.

No apology on Fayemi’s 2nd term endorsement – Tinubu

ACN leader, Bola Tinubu and some ACN governors
NATIONAL leader of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, weekend, said he has no apology to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in exercising his democratic rights as a citizen and party leader to endorse Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, as the party’s governorship nominee to seek a second term come the 2014 election.
Reacting to PDP outburst through Mr. Tony Okeke, its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Asiwaju Tinubu, insisted, however, that he was neither  disturbed nor surprised at the level to which PDP could descend to attack perceived enemies or tormentors.

Okeke complained against what he called venom in the PDP’s statement and downright gutter language employed in attacking the remarks by Asiwaju Tinubu.

Inhuman: Man slaughters friend to death and poured acid on him over Okada

A middle aged man, Deji Yussuf, has been arrested by the Police in Ondo State for allegedly axing his friend, Tope Ezekiel, to death and thereafter poured acid on him over argument on arises from commercial motor bike popularly called Okada.  The family of the deceased said their son owned the Okada and was keeping the proceeds with the suspect on daily basis with intention of utilizing it later to get another Okada.  However, police source said the story is another way round, that the suspect owned the motor bike.

Investigations indicated that the suspect and the deceased who have been buddies have been residing in a room apartment at God's Glory Layout, Eyin Akpata in Akure metropolis for four years ahead of the ugly incident.The police said on the ill-fated day, one Owonifari came to report any particular one Deji Yusuf said he heard the grand mother of the deceased shouting for help and when he got there, he met him in his pool of blood.


How student, MTN staff were killed by vigilante

Tragedy struck in Abeokuta, yesterday,  when  men of the Vigilante Service of Ogun State, VSO, reportedly  shot dead  a student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Moruf Raji, 29, and a staff of a telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria,  Akeem Usman, 32, while chasing suspected robbers.
The  incident occurred at Adigbe, at about 1.00 a.m  when  a team  of the vigilance service allegedly ordered residents of 18A, Sorinola Avenue, Oriyanrin, to open their gate for them to arrest  suspected robbers believed to be hiding in the building. An eye witness told Vanguard that some of the  residents  who were mostly students refused to open  the gate, suspecting the vigilante men to be  robbers  trying to play smart.

Egypt Army Says 'Armed Terrorists' Tried To Storm HQ

Egypt's armed forces said Monday that "armed terrorists" had tried to storm the headquarters of the elite Republican Guard, leaving one security officer dead, in a statement quoted by the website of state-owned daily Al-Ahram.

"At dawn, an armed terrorist group tried to storm the Republican Guard (building)..., attacking army troops and police, which led to the death of one officer and left several conscripts injured, including six in critical condition," the statement said.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which had been protesting outside the Republican Guard HQ said 16 Islamist protesters had been shot dead.

Bayelsa State Special Adviser On Power Abducted In Rivers State

The Special Adviser to the Bayelsa state governor on power; Mr Olice Kemenanabo has been kidnapped in Rivers state, Nigeria’s south west region.
Mr Kemenanabo was abducted this afternoon around the D-line area of the capital, Port Harcourt by unknown gunmen.As at the time of this report no one could ascertain his mission in the city. Before his appointed as special adviser on power in May 2012, Mr Kemenanabo was the chairman of a committee set up by the state government to oversee power generation.

Rotary International Club, District 9110 To Focus On maternal, child health - Rotary gov

The new District Governor, Rotary International Club, District 9110, Mr. Olugbemiga Olowu, has said the club will focus on maternal and child health in 2013/2014 rotary year. He said the club would spend about N200m to drive this and other projects lined up by the club.
Olowu said this in an interview shortly after he was installed as the District Governor in Lagos on Saturday.
He said, “I am focussing on maternal and child health, water and sanitation, disease control and prevention.
“I have been working with partners and you can see today, I called up people of USAID and some medical personnel who are my partners. They are already on ground.

“It is going to cost about N200m to do what we have planned to do. But the goal is achievable because we have our partners; rotary foundation and Rotarians to contribute their quota to the projects.”

Heartless: Yobe killings barbaric, wicked – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday described the killing of 29 pupils of Government Secondary School, Mamudo, Potiskum, Yobe State, as wicked and barbaric and vowed to flush our perpetrators of violence out of the country. “The killing is barbaric, completely wicked. Anybody who will target innocent children for any kind of grief will certainly go to hell,” the President said in a statement by his spokesman, Reuben Abati.
The presidential condemnation came on the heels of the closure of secondary schools in Yobe as a result of the killings of the school pupils in Mamudo.

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam who described the killing as “cold-blooded murder”  when he visited the attacked school on Sunday ordered all secondary schools in the state shut until the beginning of next academic session in September. The pupils and one of their teachers were murdered by suspected members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram whom the security forces had been waging war against since the declaration of state of emergency in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states on May 14 this year.


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