Monday, 2 February 2015

Pregnant woman, 19, and her boyfriend face prospect of firing squad if found guilty of killing her socialite mother .

Mack and Schaefer face a maximum penalty of death by firing squad if found guilty

A heavily pregnant US teen will face firing squad with her boyfriend if found guity of murdering her mother . The US teen above was told that d she will face trial over the murder of her socialite mother on the resort island of Bali. Heather Mack,19,  who is currently seven months' pregnant, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, are accused of killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack and stuffing her body in a suitcase. 
They young lovers will face a firing squad if they are found guilty.prosecutors said the couple plotted the murder because von Wiese-Mack did not approve of their relationship, and that Mack once suggested that Schaefer hire someone to kill her mother for $50,000 before their visit to Bali.

It said that an argument over the hotel bill made Mack's mother angry and she scolded Schaefer, using a racial slur, and Schaefer then battered her with a fruit bowl handle.
Mack, who is seven months' pregnant, helped stuff her mother's body in the suitcase by sitting on it to enable Schaefer to close it, the indictment said. 
They then hired a taxi and placed the suitcase in the trunk and told the driver they were going to check out of the hotel and would return, but never did. 

Explosion in Gombe after President Jonathan’s campaign.

An explosion has rocked Gombe, the capital of Gombe state on Monday shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan finished his campaign rally in the town.
Daily Trust learnt an explosion occurred at the Gombe Water Board Corporation few minutes after the president’s convoy passed the area. Jonathan had addressed party supporters at the nearby Patami Stadium as part of his re-election campaign rallies.
Gombe town had been largely locked down since morning as security operatives restricted movement of people in most part of the town.
On Sunday, two separate explosions killed five people and injured others in the town including two suicide bombers.

Details coming…

Again, Jonathan loses poll organised by own aide

President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari in a warm embrace at the 2015 Elections Sensitization Workshop on Non-Violence in Abuja today, organized by the Office of the National Security Adviser and SA to Mr. President on inter-party affairs.

President Goodluck Jonathan has once again lost to the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in a tweet poll organised to test the popularity of presidential candidates.
The poll was organised by one of Mr. Jonathan’s aides, Reno Omokri.
Using his Twitter handle, @Renoomokri, Mr. Omokri asked two questions.
“Who will be more tolerant of criticisms? Retweet to choose GEJ. Favourite for Buhari. Answer honestly with the fear of God! #WhyIwillVoteGEJ”.
“Who will respect the rule of law .Retweet to choose GEJ, Favourite for Buhari. Answer honestly, with the fear of God! #WhyIwillVoteGEJ”.
His first question got 18 Retweets and 61 Favourites.

Justin Timberlake finally confirms Jessica Biel is expecting... with shot of him kissing her bare bump

Handsome couple: Justin and Jessica pictured here in November last year, kept fans guessing

Way to celebrate: Justin Timberlake chose his 34th birthday to confirm news his wife Jessica Biel is expecting
They've kept everyone guessing for weeks but Justin Timberlake has now finally confirmed that he and Jessica Biel are expecting their first child.
The star announced their exciting news with an adorable snap of him kissing his wife's growing baby bump.
And he broke the news to the world as he celebrated his 34th birthday on Saturday.

Bobbi Kristina has 'decreased brain function' and is in a coma after she was found 'face down in bath tub'

The 21-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Roswell, Georgia home on Saturday. It's still unclear what prompted Bobbi Kristina Brown's emergency - so eerily similar to her own mother's tragic death by accidental drug overdose nearly three years ago. 

The aspiring singer remains in a medically-induced coma at the hospital because of brain swelling. Her father Bobby Brown is currently by her side, along with family friends. Bobbi Kristina pictured with a male friend in her last post to Instagram on Saturday, left, and with her mother in February 2011, right.         

You Are Brilliant Madam, But You Need Serious Help”- Charles Soludo As He Fires Back At Finance Minister In Article Titled: Ngozi Oknojo-Iweala And The Missing Trillions (1)

The former Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo, has reacted to the criticism of his earlier article by the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
In a lengthy, over 6000 words article, Mr. Soludo on Sunday rejected claims by Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala that he performed poorly as governor of the Central Bank. He said his performance as CBN governor was unprecedented locally as well as globally acknowledged.
“In Nigeria’s history, no governor of the Central Bank has delivered 24 consecutive months of single digit inflation as I did until the advent of the unprecedented global crisis in 2008,” he said.
Mr. Soludo then challenged claims by Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala, who is also the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, that the Nigerian economy is doing well.
He accused Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala of running the country’s economy aground.
“You are brilliant Madam, but you need serious help,” he said while reeling our data to show the porous state of the Nigerian economy.
He added: 
“Having spent all your life in the World Bank bureaucracy largely in administration/operations, no one will blame you if your economics has become a bit rusty. There are firebrand Nigerians all over the world to draft to service. It is certainly embarrassing to Nigeria for you to be bothering World Bank economists to help you with most basic economic analysis.”

He also accused her of forging Nigeria’s national economics statistics.

Mr. Soludo said,  continue 

Candlelight Procession for Muna Obiekwe(Photos)

andlelight Procession for Muna Obiekwe(Photos)

The late actor's widow
Yesterday, Sunday February 1, 2015, The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), organised a candlelight procession in honour of Muna Obiekwe, the renown actor who died in January 2015. 
The event started with a march from Masha Roundabout in Surulere, Lagos and terminated at Ojez Restaurant inside the National Stadium, also in Surulere.
Many of his colleagues and members of the public were present at the occasion.

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