25 March 2015

A man & woman stoned to death by ISIS on charges of adultery

Islamic State militants in Iraq on Tuesday publicly stoned a man and woman to death on charges of adultery, parading the victims in a public square in the northern city of Mosul, according to witnesses and an Iraqi military official.

Later in the day, the militants publicly beheaded 3 young men on a street in central Mosul, accusing them of being the nephews of a political opponent of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

They were the latest in a series of public executions of people accused of social offenses in the city, which the militants wrested from Iraqi control last June.

The stoning victims, who were not identified, were in their 20s, witnesses said. The woman was described as being married. It was not known whether they had been given a trial, but none was held in public.

Legal suit filed to disqualify Buhari postponed till April 22nd

According to Premium Times, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has put paid to speculations that the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, might be barred from participating in Saturday’s presidential election.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola, this morning adjourned the eligibility suit seeking to stop Mr. Buhari till April 22 and 23 for hearing of the case, meaning there is no more obstacle on the APC candidate’s path. The hearing will now come up about a month after the election.

Meet The 115-Year-Old Woman Who Says Staying Single Is The Secret To A Long & Happy Life

115 years old, Emma Morano, is not just the oldest person in Europe, She is the fifth oldest living person in the world and she has an advice for ladies who want to live long like her.

She had been married once, in 1938, but it ended after the death of her young son.

After that she had “plenty of suitors but she refused to settle down for a second time, "I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone, I just avoid them” she explained to the New York Times.

Her action has obviously paid off as she has lived to the ripe age of 115 in sound body and mind.

Staying single (with a steady diet of raw eggs, of course) has allowed her to continue kicking it at the ripe old age of 115.

According to the New York Times, Morano still lives alone, and her doctor (who visits once a month “just to check in”) declared that she’s generally in good health.

 Ladies will you try this?


“Stupid girl, when did you come to this school? Useless Boyfriend Snatcher!”....
She struggled to free herself from the grip of the other students that were holding her back from continuing the fight.
“Leave me let me teach this bitch a lesson that she will never forget. I will give you a mark. Idiot, Ashawo!” she said.
Mimi was also being dragged away by her friends. She has almost lost her voice; in the quarrel that has lasted the entire journey from the community school.
“It’s ok Mimi don’t respond to her again” her friends said.
But she didn’t listen to them as she fired back;
“What about you? Idiot! Is it my fault that he likes me? Yes I have snatched him and there is nothing you can do about it. Look at your ugly face. You think I don’t know? You went and borrowed Achenyo’s mini skirt last Sunday; yes the skirt you wore to church. Oh yes.. I saw you as you were shaking your dry bum, thinking you could use that one to seduce him. Woooo! you have failed. Look at me...figure 8, hot legs, front and back. Everything is in good shapes and sizes. I am not like your fetid, unattractive and repugnant self. What can you boast of?”

CBN Threatens to Go after Schools and Landlords Collecting Payment in Dollars

The Central Bank of Nigeria has frowned at the growing practice of trading goods and services in foreign currencies instead of the Naira in Nigeria. The Bank’s governor, Godwin Emefiele, said in Abuja on Tuesday at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting that it is illegal for landlords or school proprietors to demand rents or fees in dollars, while transacting other businesses in foreign currencies.
“The official currency for doing business in Nigeria remains the Naira. Collecting rents or school fees in dollars in Nigeria is illegal. We like to advice those involved in these practices to desist from them, because CBN would very soon begin to go after them,” Mr. Emefiele warned.
The CBN governor, who spoke on efforts to check the pressures on the Naira as a result of the unnecessary demands for foreign exchange, said steps must be taken to prevent the dollar dominating the country’s economy.

How policeman died on 3rd-mainland-bridge Okada Crash

A riot policeman on a motorcycle was burnt to death on Tuesday at the UNILAG waterfront end of the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos State.

Punch Metro learnt that his colleague, who was in critical condition, suffered burns injuries and had been rushed to a medical facility by rescue officials attached to the Lagos State Ambulance Service.

Our correspondent was told by some officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority that the two men were riding the motorcycle marked, Lagos APP 738 QC, towards the Oworonshoki area of the state, when the incident happened.The motorcycle was said to have a lone crash and tumbled on the men.

As the policemen were still smarting from the pain of the fall, the fuel in the bike reportedly spilled on the exhaust pipe, which ignited fire and resulted in an explosion.

The policemen were said to be carrying tear gas canisters and some other inflammable materials, which were said to have worsened the incident.

24 March 2015

Man Cleared of Murder After Being Wrongfully Jailed 39 Years Will Receive $1M Compensation

Ricky Jackson, was freed last year after spending 39 years in prison after he was falsely convicted for a murder he didn't commit, and will now receive around $1m as compensation from the state of Ohio. He was one of three men sent to death row in 1975 after being convicted of aggravated murder in the slaying of a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland.

Prosecutors at the time of the case relied on the testimony of a 13 year-old boy to convict Mr Jackson, now 58. Years later, the boy, Eddie Vernon, who earlier claimed to witness the crime recanted his testimony and told authorities he had never actually witnessed the crime.

According to Sky News, when told of his compensation fee Ricky Jackson said;

"Wow, wow, wow, that's fantastic, man. I don't even know what to say. This is going to mean so much."

Jackson was convicted along with two brothers, Wiley Bridgeman and Ronnie Bridgeman, who were his best friends at the time. Wiley Bridgeman and Ronnie Bridgeman have not received any compensation yet.

Woman to Woman: Lot’s Wife

Un-forgiveness, bitterness, and unresolved disappointment is quicksand. It sucks us in and roots us to the spot. It halts progress—our ability to let go and move on. A weariness blankets our souls and smothers the will to live, to move, to shake off the past, and to see the present for what it is. This weariness is subtle, insidious, and dangerous. We have a tendency to romanticize the past no matter how bad it really was. We prefer the leeks and onions we knew rather than the unfamiliar manna God serves us in the midst of transition. We resist where God is taking us because we prefer to cling to what we know. Like Lot’s wife, we can all get stuck. Stuck in the past. Stuck on the idea of how life was supposed to be. Stuck on what we didn’t get. Just plain ole stuck. But in those instances the only people who really get robbed are us. Life goes on for everyone around us. It certainly did for Lot and his daughters. You see, others get hurt when we get stuck too. Life isn’t just about us. It’s also about the parts we play in the lives of the people we interact with to complete the greater picture of God’s design for us all. If we will just persevere long enough, God will bring us through the difficult places so we can reach the oasis He has in store for us.
Excerpt from Michelle McKinney Hammond’s Book: “Getting Smart About Life, Love and Men.”

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Kate Henshaw, Hafiz Oyetoro (Simply Saka), Tchidi Chikere and Queen Nwokoye on set of 'Making Magic'.

Meet the mother who had FOUR babies in nine months! –Photos

Sarah Ward has made headlines after giving birth to 4 babies within 9 months as a result of two pregnancies. The 29-year-old became pregnant with triplets one month after giving birth to her first son. Ward gave birth to her triplets 7 weeks prematurely when her oldest son Freddie was only nine months old. Ward from Crayford, Kent, said that she now changes about 30 diapers each day of all her children.

Ward said that she had a difficult time conceiving her first son, so she was delighted to learn that she was pregnant again.  When doctors discovered that she was expecting triplets, they advised her to abort one of the fetuses to give the other 2 a better chance of survival.

However, Ward and her partner Benn Smith, 31, refused to so and decided to keep all three. They are now happy with their decision, as all three babies are healthy.

148 Feared Dead As Lufthansa’s Germanwings Aircraft Crashes in Southern France

An aircraft operated by Lufthansa‘s Germanwings airline crashed in Southern France on Tuesday. All 148 people on board are feared dead, Reuters reports.Speaking on the tragic incident, French President Francois Hollande said:
“There were 148 people on board. The conditions of the accident, which have not yet been clarified, lead us to think there are no survivors. The accident happened in a zone that is particularly hard to access.”
According to reports, “a spokesman for France’s DGAC aviation authority said the airliner crashed near the town of Barcelonnette about 100 km (65 miles) north of the French Riviera city of Nice. A statement from the prime minister’s office said the crash happened in Meolans-Revel, a remote and sparsely inhabited commune in the foothills of the French Alps.”

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How I Escape from Boko Haram after they killed my parents-16 year old boy Recounts Horrible

A 16 year old boy has recounted how he escaped after his parents were slaughtered by Boko Haram while he watched..Babagana who was captured by the deadly group crept out of the Boko Haram hideout after three days of being locked there.. He walked through the forest for hours before he found help.He told Daily Beast
“I didn’t leave with anything,“When the chance came to escape, I only had my pants on. I ran almost naked.”
Boko Haram militants invaded the rural town of Gamboru in Borno State, burnt down houses and demanded that the local children be handed over to them. Parents who objected were killed, and a couple of children were forcefully taken.

Angelina Joliehas ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over Cancer Scare

Two years ago Angelina Jolie underwent a mastectomy because of her risk of breast cancer, and has now removed her ovaries too for the same reason.
She revealed the decision in an op-ed for the New York Times.
“I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer,” she wrote.
“I wanted other women at risk to know about the options. I promised to follow up with any information that could be useful, including about my next preventive surgery, the removal of my ovaries and fallopian tubes.”
“I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt,” she said. “I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren.”
“I called my husband in France, who was on a plane within hours. The beautiful thing about such moments in life is that there is so much clarity. You know what you live for and what matters. It is polarising, and it is peaceful.”

5 Things That May Be Blocking God’s Work in You

Take a look around you. Can you see everything in your surroundings? Most of us would say yes. But the truth is, whether your vision is 20/20 or corrected by lenses, the answer is the same: no matter how hard you try, you cannot see everything around you.
The human eye has a blind spot—a small area on the retina, about the size of a pencil eraser, without photoreceptors. We usually aren’t aware of this blind spot because our brain fills in this blank area with the surrounded images, making our vision field appear seamless.
We also have blind spots or gaps in our perception that keep us from seeing the truth about others and ourselves. Because we are at times blinded to reality, we are immobilized and crippled by guilt and shame, anger and bitterness, worry and regret, and fear and anxiety.
Too many people live needlessly in defeat, immobilized by their own mistakes or the mistakes of others. They stumble around in life with blind spots blocking the work God wants to do in them. But it doesn’t have to be this way. No matter how broken or hurt, every person can discover the way to healing, hope, and a joyful new way of living.