Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Past Comes Hunting! Ex Labour Peer To Face Trial For S-xual Offences He Committed In The 70s

A peer is to stand trial accused of s-xually assaulting a boy and a girl under 13, it was reported last night.

Former Labour peer Lord Nazir Ahmed has been charged with two attempted r-pes and one indecent assault.

He is alleged to have committed the offences when he was a teenager in Rotherham in the 1970s. He is one of three men facing linked criminal charges.

Lord Ahmed, 61, joined the Labour party at 18 and became Rotherham’s first Asian councillor and youngest magistrate.

Tony Blair appointed the father of three as a peer in 1998, making him one of the first Muslims to enter the Lords. He left Labour in 2013 but remains a peer with no party affiliation.

Lord Ahmed is alleged to have indecently assaulted the boy in 1971-72, when he was 14 or 15, The Times reported.

He is also accused of two attempted r-pes in 1973-74 aged 16 or 17.

Two others are accused in connection with the assaults. Mohamed Farooq, 68, faces four charges of indecent assault and Mohammed Tariq, 63, two indecent assault charges.

They are due before Sheffield magistrates on March 19.

US Offers A $1 Million Reward For Osama Bin Laden's Son Hamza

The U.S. government is offering $1 million for help tracking down the son of the late terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

A State Department notice Thursday says the reward will be paid for help locating Hamza bin Laden in any country as part its 'rewards for justice' program.

The announcement says bin Laden's son has emerged as a key leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group who is growing in prominence. His father was killed in a U.S. military raid in Pakistan in May 2011.
'Hamza bin Laden is the son of deceased former AQ leader Osama bin Laden and is emerging as a leader in the AQ franchise,' a State Department statement said, referring to Al-Qaeda.

Hamza bin Laden, who is about 30, was named a 'specially designated global terrorist' in January 2017.

The junior bin Laden has released audio and video messages on the internet calling for attacks against the West and has threatened revenge for his father's 2011 killing by U.S. forces, the department said in a statement.

Osama bin Laden was killed in a covert operation carried out in Abbottabad, Pakistan at a compound where the al-Qaeda leader was holed up.

In addition, Hamza allegedly married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the 'lead hijacker and a mastermind' of the 9/11 attacks.

Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and other notorious actions.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed that day, including citizens of roughly 77 countries.   

US intelligence agencies increasingly see the younger bin Laden as a successor to his father for the mantle of global jihad, especially as the even more extreme Islamic State group is down to its last sliver of land in Syria.

Jordyn Woods 'To Apologize & Accept Full Responsibility For Tristan Thompson' Fling

Jordyn Woods is to accept full responsibility for making-out with Tristan Thompson, in her tell-all interview with Jada Pinkett Smith.

The 21-year-old model and best friend of Kylie Jenner's Red Table Talk is set to go live on Facebook TODAY.

And according to TMZ it will see her admit to be 'lucid' and, contrary to some reports, sober, when the hook-up happened last weekend.

And Jordyn is expected to offer a full apology to Khloe, who has a ten-month-old daughter with Tristan, when she gives the interview.

It will be the first time Jordyn has broken her silence since she was revealed to have been caught kissing Tristan at the house party.

Red Table Talk is an American web television talk show starring Jada, 47, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris that premiered in May 2018 on Facebook Watch.

Khloe Gets Tearful In New KUWTK Trailer… Insists 'It's Really Hard To Regain Trust

Khloe Kardashian's very public betrayal by her baby daddy Tristan Thompson and little sister Kylie Jenner's BFF Jordyn Woods put her firmly in the spotlight this week.

And in a new trailer for this Sunday's Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe can be seen sharing her views on trust.

In words that are surprisingly fitting for the situation she now finds herself in, Khloe states: 'It's really hard to regain trust. Your one stupid weekend, you just demolish a relationship.'

The reality star is also seen crying in the brief trailer, as she discusses the wildfires which forced her and baby True to evacuate their Calabasas home in November.

'This is like unreal,' she states, rubbing tears from her eyes.

She isn't the only one upset by the devastating Woolsey Fire, which killed three and forced the evacuation of more than 295,000 people, including the Kardashians.

Oh No! Kylie Accuses Travis Scott Of Cheating

Kylie Jenner has 'accused' Travis Scott of cheating. The makeup mogul, 21, discovered 'evidence' of the infidelity after the rapper, 26, flew back to Los Angeles from the East Coast to spend time with her on Wednesday according to TMZ.

And Travis has postponed his Astroworld concert in Buffalo, New York to 'deal with it' reported the source.

However, his reps told ET: 'Travis Scott vehemently denies he cheated on Kylie. It is not true. He did not cheat. He cancelled one show tonight because he is under the weather.'

The Butterfly Effect singer surprised Kylie and their daughter Stormi with a trip home on Wednesday, but things took a wrong turn quickly.

After the 'evidence' was discovered, 'a major argument erupted and continued into Thursday'.

No word yet from Kylie's team.

Kylie and Travis were first spotted together at Coachella in April 2017 just weeks after Kylie split from her on-off boyfriend of four years, Tyga.

$234 Million Urgently Needed For Food Aid In Zimbabwe —UN

The UN and Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday launched an urgent appeal for $234 million for more than five million people in urgent need of food due to a drought and a weak economy.

The appeal came as UN Humanitarian Affairs chief Mark Lowcock visited the country this week to get a firsthand account of the situation.

The funds are to “provide urgent food, health, water, sanitation, hygiene and protection support for 2.2 million people of the 5.3 million people in need over the next six months,” the United Nations said in a statement, which amounts to about a third of the country’s population.

“In areas across the country, there are acute shortages of essential medicines, and rising food insecurity has heightened the risk of gender-based violence, particularly for women and girls,” it said.

A government document seen by AFP stated that around 7.5 million people in both rural and urban areas will require food aid between February 2019 and March 2010.

“I am releasing 10 million dollars today as a first contribution to the appeal,” Lowcock said during the official launch in Harare.

Lady Sues Father For Not Allowing Her Marry Lover

A 25-year-old woman, Rose Bulus, on Thursday dragged her father, Josiah, to a Shari’a Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State for refusing to allow her to marry a man she loves.

The complainant, who lives in Kaduna Central Area,  told the court that she converted to Islam, to marry the man she chose but her father refused.

“I want the court to compel my father to allow me to marry the man I love and if he refuses, the court should do the needful’’, she prayed.

Josiah, the father of the complainant told the court that he was not aware of his daughter’s relationship with any man and was surprised to see a court sermon.

Josiah  said, “The supposed suitor has never visited me to ask for the hand of my daughter hand in marriage,” he said.

The Judge, Malam Dahiru Lawal after listening to both parties said, “Even though marriage is a union between a man and a woman, parent’s consent is equally needed before the union takes place”.

He ordered the suitor and his people to appear in the court.

He adjourned the matter until March 4 for further hearing.

Senegal's President Also WIns Re-Election

Senegal's President Macky Sall has won a second term, of five years, following Sunday's election.

He took 58% of the vote in the poll in which he faced four challengers, but was accused of preventing some of his main rivals from running.

Two well-known opposition figures were barred from taking part because of corruption convictions.

The opposition candidates have rejected the results, but say a court challenge would be futile.

Photos: Man Reveals Deep Cut His Niece Brought From School With No Explanation From Management

A man has taken to twitter to share photos of his little niece who left for school well and okay only to return with DEEP cuts on her mouth, face and other parts of her body. According to him, the proprietress and teacher have not been able to give any concrete reason.

He ended it with; he was on his way to a police station. What a law abiding family… some lips will be rolling on the floor before the police gets there.. WOW I’m terrified. What sort of carelessness is this! Just WOW!

''Buhari Likely To Dissolve Cabinet Before May 29''

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina has given hints that President Muhammadu might dissolve his cabinet before his inauguration on May 29.

Speaking on Arise Television on Thursday, Adesina assured that, unlike in 2015, Buhari would not spend a long time before choosing his members of his new cabinet.

Asked if the president would reshuffle his cabinet, Adesina replied: “One thing about governance is that the first mandate is for four years.

“That mandate elapses on May 29, and shortly before May 29, the president is likely going to officially dissolve his government. That is the way it is usually done.

“He says thank you to everybody that he has called to work with him and then he dissolves that government officially.

“Then when he is inaugurated for a second time, he now reconstitutes a government; he appoints his personal aides; he forms his cabinet, he appoints other people to fill other positions.”

There has been speculation that President Buhari will reshuffle his cabinet which took him six months to unveil.

Sauti Sol’s Bien Baraza Proposes To Longtime Girlfriend Chiki Kuruka

Sauti Sol’s vocalist Bien Aime Baraza yesterday surprised his longtime girlfriend Chiki Onwukwe with an engagement ring in front of her friends.

Chiki, a 30 year-old fitness instructor and dance choreographer, popularly known as Chiki Kuruka, is half Nigerian, half Swiss.

She said accepting the marriage proposal was the easiest yes she has ever said.

“I was not expecting this at all! Hiring out a cinema, all my family and friends involved. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Easiest yes I’ve ever said. To my homie, my nigha, my best friend and shit my FIANCÉ, I love you,” said Chiki in a post on Instagram.

Bien, 31, asked her hand in marriage in style by hiring out Westgate cinema hall and setting up a romantic scene.

After popping the question, attention turned to the screen where she watched her family and friends say good things about her in a series of recorded clips.

Later Bien took her hand and the two slow danced together as he sang to her backed by Bensoul’s guitar chords.

Court Sentences Former Air Force Chief, Tony Omenyi To 7 Years Imprisonment

A Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja on Thursday sentenced a former Managing Director of the AeronauticalEngineering and Technical Services Ltd, Tony Omenyi to seven years imprisonment.

Mr Omenyi was charged with laundering a sum of N136 million which he said was received from a contractor with the Nigerian Air Force.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba in a short judgment ordered the forfeiture of sixty two million naira to the Federal Government of Nigeria, being part of the one hundred and thirty six million naira recovered from the formal Air Vice Marshall by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The judge also ordered a compulsory winding up of the said company which was listed as second defendant in the suit, having been a vehicle of corruption.

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Man Seeks Divorce, Alleges Frequent Beating By Wife

An Ibadan-based man, Samuel Adedeji, on Thursday, told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to terminate the year-old union between him and his wife, Temiloluwa over threat to his life.

In his petition to the court, Adedeji who lived at Ologuneru area of Ibadan accused his wife of frequently beating him and distracting him from his ministry.

“I think that I actually got it wrong by not making proper spiritual consultations before I went to the altar with Temiloluwa as a husband.

“For too long, I have had to cope with all sorts of humiliation, insults, abuses in addition to emotional and psychological torture which I have often suffered from her.

“When Temiloluwa’s troublemaking reached its peak, she started beating me and tearing off my clothes.

“Recently, she gave me three dirty slaps in the night and was attempting to stab me to death that same night when I had to run for my dear life.

“Temiloluwa has no regard for anybody.

“Now, she has left my home and I need to move on too.

“There is no more love between both of us, Samuel said.

However, the respondent was conspicuously absent in the court when she was called to respond to the allegations levelled against her.

The court’s bailiff informed the Arbitrators, led by the President, Chief Ademola Odunade that he had served notices of court hearing on Temiloluwa and that she deliberately ignored the notices.

After careful consideration, Odunade dissolved the union, citing threat to life as the reason.

He ordered that the copy of the judgment be served on the respondent in order for her to be aware of the latest in the case.

Four Ebola Patients Missing After Attack On Eastern Congo Clinic

Four patients with Ebola escaped when a clinic in eastern Congo was attacked by unknown assailants, the Ministry of Health said today.

“Four patients confirmed to have the deadly virus who fled during the attack are still missing,’’ the ministry said, as well as others who were suspected of being infected.

The ministry said that the attack was the second on a health clinic within a few days, as aid agencies and government battle to contain the virus in an area rife with militia groups and public distrust.

So far 553 people have died of Ebola in the outbreak in eastern Congo, which began shortly after the country’s government in June declared an end to another outbreak in the west of the country.

Authorities and aid groups have been struggling to do their jobs in the dangerous eastern region where numerous militias operate, most fighting over the Central African country’s rich natural resources.

According to the health ministry, over 84,000 people have been vaccinated against the virus since August.

Ebola is a highly infectious disease that causes a fever and often leads to massive internal bleeding and death.

Tonto Dikeh & Rukky Sanda PART Ways

Wondering why you no longer see Tonto Dikeh and Rukky Sanda together anymore? Well it’s because the two parted ways. Tonto and Rukky, both Nollywood actress used to be very close that their other colleagues became jealous of their friendship. So close were they that they even came together to donate N1m to cancer patient, Funmi Lawal in 2012.

But now, the one-time best friends have now turned cat and dog. A worried fan who noticed Rukky has stopped following Tonto on Instagram called Tonto’s attention to it and Tonto replied saying, ''Who cares (laughs) it’s a very free world honey''

Taylor Swift Credits Music For 'Healing Her Heart' As She Covers ELLE UK

She's one of the world's leading musicians, who has scooped over 300 awards for her catchy singles and captivating lyrics.
And Taylor Swift has spoken out about her intimate journey with music and the power of pop in today's society for a passionate feature in ELLE UK’s April Issue.

Accompanied with a rare high-fashion shoot, the Bad Blood hitmaker, 29, explained her experience with songwriting as she praised the craft for helping her through 'the extremely good and extremely bad times' in her life and 'healed her heart' after 'bad break-ups'.

Drake's Father Says I’m 100% With R Kelly + He’s Supporting Jussie Smollett Too

Dennis Graham, Drake’s father was chatting about his new single to Variety when he was asked to give his thoughts on R&B superstar R Kelly and Empire star Smollett.

'He’s a good friend of mine. I wish him the best. I hate that it’s happening to him. There’s a reason why women come out after the fact. He has my support 100%,' Graham said of Kelly who was released from custody on Monday after posting $100,00 bail.

Hours before his release, Kelly, 52, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal s-x abuse against four victims, three of them minors.

In the controversy surrounding Smollett, Graham said that the 36-year-old actor 'has been misunderstood'.

'As a matter of fact, they know that. That story that came out about Jussie in Chicago is not true about Jussie. Jussie is a friend of mine, also. They have totally reconstructed his story,' Graham said.

Smollett was arrested last week and charged with filing a false police report of a hate crime involving two Nigerian brothers.

Photos: Woman Covers Her Face In Period Blood To Show They're 'Beautiful' & 'Powerful'

Demetra Nyx spent years hiding her periods from boyfriends and being extremely embarrassed every time she came on. But when a change in her contraception meant she had to start keeping a closer eye on her cycle, she started to see things very differently.

She grew to love her time of the month, saying it's "beautiful and powerful", and wanted to share her new appreciation with women around the world.

She started collecting her blood and one day had an "impulse" to smear it across her face and share photos online.

She said: "We hold so much shame in our bodies, and most of us do not realise it until we intentionally explore it. Our periods are an incredibly magical time of month that holds immense power, and our society keeps us away from that as much as possible.

"I am endlessly fascinated by my body and its patterns. Many people talk about the parts of the cycle being like the seasons, with the energy of ovulation being like summer, and the energy of menstruation being like winter. I think that's generally true, but I've also found it's very individual.

"Sharing pictures of blood on my face and body was just an impulse I was creating a series to help women connect with their menstrual cycle, and I thought it would be fun. We can also do things like paint with it or pour it into the earth. I believe it's a beautiful thing to get comfortable with touching your own blood.

"There is a tremendous amount of power in learning that we can experience pleasure from the parts of our bodies we deem in society as 'disgusting'. If we can love the unlovable, all of life opens up to us. We spend a lot of time learning to control our bodies; instead I believe in learning from our bodies.

"My blood to me has become fun, beautiful, and powerful, and playing with it brings me closer to myself."

Demetra, who lives in Los Angeles and works as a s-x coach, had her first period when she was 12.

Dabota Lawson In Mother-Daughter Photoshoot

Dabota Lawson and her baby, Regina are delighting Nigerians online. The mom of one and cosmetic guru (oh she just delved into that and doing real good by the way) shared 5 stunning images of herself and daughter and people have not been able to get enough of the cuteness. At first, Dabota didn’t feel comfortable sharing photos of her daughter with the world, but she soon had a re-think! Too cute

Oprah Winfrey to Interview Michael Jackson Accusers

Oprah Winfrey will interview Michael Jackson‘s accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck after HBO’s two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, airs on March 3 and 4, reports Rolling Stone. Both men say Jackson abused them when they were children.

The one-hour special, dubbed Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland, will air simultaneously on HBO and Oprah’s own TV network OWN on March 4 at 10 p.m. EST immediately following the second and final part of the Leaving Neverland documentary. The special was taped before an audience that also included survivors of sexual abuse.

Leaving Neverland premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival, and last week, HBO unveiled the official trailer of the documentary, which follows Wade Robson and James Safechuck as they recount childhood abuse they claim to have suffered at the hands of Michael Jackson. Both men explain how their experiences with the late pop superstar, who passed away in 2009, have affected them.

Since Leaving Neverland‘s premiere, Michael Jackson’s estate has referred to the film as “tabloid character assassination,” and calling both Safechuck and Robson “perjurers.” The Jackson estate also filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO and Time Warner, claiming that the network violated a non-disparagement clause from a 1992 contract. Additionally, director of the documentary Dan Reed, also said that he’s received death threats because of the project.

Protest In Greek As Nigerian Man, Ebuka Mamasubek Is Allegedly Murdered By Police [Photos]

A group of individuals on Tuesday, February 26th, clashed with riot police officers outside a precinct in Omonia, following a march in central Athens to protest the death of a Nigerian migrant earlier this month.

According to media reports, 34-year-old Ebuka Mamasubek, a father of two suffered beating at the hands of officers prior to his collapse in the waiting room of the Omonia police precinct on February 8.

A Greek man who saw the police brutality against Ebuka in front of of his shop, shouted at the police to stop beating him.

The march, organized among others by the Movement Against Racism and the Fascist Threat (KEERFA), started in Propylea at 6 p.m on Tuesday.

A statement by an organization, United Women from Africa, reads:

"A few days ago a man from Nigeria, from our community, was murdered at Omonoia square in Athens, by the Greek police. We must march on the streets and shout for justice.

We must do something now before more lives are lost. This is not the first time something like this happens. We already know of two other people from our community who have been recently murdered by the Greek police. And unfortunately many more have lost their lives through the years and those cases remain unknown.

On a daily basis, we are informed of beatings of people of African descent by the police which leave them on the street to die. These murders are silenced.

Ebuka, was the father of two children, one of whom was newly-born. His wife, children and community are now mourning. We stand in solidarity with his family and his loved ones.

The police does not protect us. As the African Community in Greece we constantly feel that our lives are in danger. We demand justice for Ebuka!"

Aliko Dangote Now 64th Richest Man In The World

President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has significantly moved up in the world billionaires’ list as he emerged 64th richest person in the world, with an estimated worth of $16.6 billion, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world.

Dangote, who remains the richest man in Africa for the eighth year running, was the only Nigerian on the list of the top 500 billionaires, as released by Bloomberg in its yearly billionaires list.

Jeff Bezos remains the richest in the world with $136 billion in his kitty while Bill Gates and Warren Buffett followed as second and third respectively with $98.4 billion and $83 billion on the world billionaires’ chart, which is dominated by North Americans.

Okocha ‘Settles’ Income Tax Brouhaha With Lagos State Government

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha yesterday said he was never contacted over his alleged failure to pay income tax before a Lagos court issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

Okocha spoke for the first time yesterday when he told The Guardian in a telephone chat that he was never contacted by anybody regarding income taxes. “I only read about it on the pages of newspapers.

No one contacted me. As a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I know very well that nobody is above the law. But honestly speaking, I was never contacted by anybody on issues before the court order.”

The former Bolton of England midfielder, and member of Super Eagles squad to Tunisia ’94 and Atlanta ’96 Olympics, however hinted that the issue had been settled. “It has been settled, but I won’t be able to give you details,” he stated.

Okocha was taken to court by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on a three-count charge bordering on failure to furnish return of income.

Her P**sy Isn’t Right! Gilbert Arenas Slams Khloe Over Tristan Thompson’s Cheating Scandal

Oh dear! Khloe Kardashian is getting a HIT instead of a PAT, despite she was the one trampled upon!
Ex- NBA All-Star, Gilbert Arenas is taking sides with Khloe's baby daddy, Tristan Thompson despite he cheated on her with her younger sister’s best friend, Jordyn Woods at a Valentine's Day party.

According to Gilbert, there’s something not right with Khloe’s p**sy an dhe thinks she should fix that NOW. Gilbert says every man she has been with cheats and that SPEAKS A VOLUME! He then went on putting all the blames on her P! See his tweet below…

Veteran Actor, Alfred Rotimi Popoola Is Dead

Veteran Yoruba actor and one of the pioneers of the Yoruba movie industry, Alfred Rotimi Popoola is dead. Alfred who is also known as 'Ilu Venture', passed on yesterday at his Abeokuta, Ogun State home, after a brief illness. TAMPAN in a statement this morning confirmed his death saying;

''It saddens me to announce the untimely death of our beloved colleague Hon. Alfred Rotimi Popoola aka Ilu Venture. After brief sickness yesterday 27th Feb., 2019. There will be a short memorial service at St Jude Cathedral, Church, Iberekodo, Abeokuta by 12:00noon on February 28th. In order to give him last respect we planned to join the family at Lantoro Mortuary by 10am tomorrow from where we will move to the church.  May his soul rest in peace! Ilu oooo digba ooo se.''

Expect bodies in the streets of African Countries - Melinda Gates warns of the implications of Coronavirus in Africa

Melinda Gates has warned that there will be dead bodies littering the streets in African countries if the world does not act fast to curb...