Sunday, 23 August 2015

World News :Two planes collide at Swiss air show

Two aircraft collided Sunday at an airshow in northern Switzerland, media reports said, although further details were sketchy.
The accident occurred around 0930 GMT at Dittingen, the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger said on its website.
Local police were unable to provide any immediate details.
According to local newspaper Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, the aircraft were ultralights.
Also a pilot was in a critical condition in hospital on Sunday following a crash at the British airshow that killed seven people when his plane plunged into a busy road.
The historic Hawker Hunter military jet failed to pull up out of a loop at the Shoreham Airshow on the southeast English coast on Saturday, and hit several cars, creating a fireball that sent thick, black smoke billowing into the sky.
The pilot was airlifted to hospital where he is in a critical condition, Sussex Police said, though they were unable to say whether he had ejected from the plane.
“As far as we are aware all those who sadly lost their lives were on the road,” said the county force’s Superintendent Jane Derrick.
“At this time we are continuing to search… the area to ensure that we have identified all the casualties.
“It is possible that… we are going to find more bodies at the scene.”
Fourteen people sustained minor injuries, four of whom were taken to hospital.
Footage of the crash showed the jet attempting to perform a loop manoeuvre high in the air. The plane banked up steeply, turned over but did not complete the loop in time to avoid hitting the ground.
The crash happened at around 1:20 pm (1220 GMT) Saturday. The plane hit the A27, a major road that runs along England’s southeast coast.
Pictures from the scene showed police had cordoned off the four-lane dual carriageway road, with ambulances, fire crews and emergency service helicopters in attendance. Debris was visible across the road.
Eyewitness Chris Watkins told the BBC: “The Hunter came across the airfield, did a turn behind us and as it swooped down to do its run across the airfield it just ploughed straight in to the road and the trees.”
– ‘Not going to make this’ –
Stephen Jones, another witness, added: “He made a quick pass along the crowd line and pulled up into a loop and as he came out of it, I thought, ‘this is wrong, you’re too low, you’re not going to make this’.
“He just disappeared behind some low trees at the edge of the airfield and then there was a huge explosion.”
Gairo Gomez, who works nearby, said the whole building he was in shook.
“I saw the plane going down,” he added. “I heard a huge bang and the glass was shaking and the doors were banging, the whole building was shaking.”
A mainstay of Britain’s Royal Air Force in the 1950s and early 1960s, Hawker Hunter planes were used in campaigns such as the Suez Crisis and the Malayan Emergency.
Sunday’s second day of the airshow was cancelled.
Tim Loughton, the area’s representative in parliament, drove past the airshow entrance a few minutes before the crash and said cars were queuing to get in.
The MP said given the numbers attending the airshow, “thank God that the aircraft did not hit a larger crowd”.
“It’s horrific. It is a horrendous crash.”
Prime Minister David Cameron sent his condolences to the families of those who died.
A Downing Street spokesman said: “The prime minister sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the people who were so tragically killed.
“The prime minister’s thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims.”

Graphic photos: Cousins ambushed & murdered by Fulani herdsmen in Plateau

Cousins Ibrahim Nyam and Jimmy Pam were ambushed and killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen as  they were heading to Jos from Barkin Ladi last week.

According to family sources, the Fulani herdsmen attacked the men and left them in the pool of their blood. Both men were married and had children. The rate of attacks in that area has been on the rise. Something needs to be done fast. May their souls rest in peace. Graphic pic after the cut.... 

No bail yet for Mandela grandkid!

The bail application of a grandson of former president Nelson Mandela was postponed in the Joburg Magistrate's Court today.
Magistrate Pieter du Plessis postponed the matter to next Friday.
The 24-year-old man, who may not be named until he has pleaded, is alleged to have raped a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Greenside, Joburg earlier this month.
Wearing a brown jacket and tight dark pants, the man stood in the dock as Magistrate Pieter du Plessis explained that evidence presented during his bail application may affect his trial, if the matter made it to trial.
Through his lawyer Nico Swart, the accused indicated he wanted to proceed with his bail application.
He faced a Schedule 6 offence, as his alleged victim is 15-years-old.
The matter was temporarily stood down to give Swart time to get the accused's affidavit from a colleague. According to the charge sheet, the accused faces a charge of rape, attempted rape and sexual assault.
Supporting him in court today were family members Ndaba, Ndileka and Makaziwe Mandela.

GEJ is not a drunkard - Reuben Abati

Jonathan, Reuben Abati, says contrary to what many believe, Jonathan is not a drunkard. He said for all the years he worked as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the former president, he only saw him drink wine during government functions. Abati cleared the air during a recent interview with Rockcity 101.9 FM, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
"President Jonathan does not drink. You see, that's one of the myths about that administration and you must understand how this thing is, it's all about perception, communication, it's all about what goes out and it's about stereotyping. People just stereotype people from a particular part of the country as drunkards, and they look for justification for one type of behaviour or the other.  
But I can tell you that in my 4 years of working for President Jonathan, I never found him in a bibulous situation. If he ever tasted any drink, maybe a glass of wine during special occasions. All those stories about him drinking, about President Jonathan always being berated, about bibulous situations inside the Villa, those things did not exist. The people must find justifications to say this is why we think this situation is this way it is. I tell you and Nigerians will remember that he is a very humble man; he is a very committed person to the Nigerian project. 
If you look at the results of the elections, you'll see that he lost the elections with about 2.5 million votes or thereabout, which means that a large number of Nigerians still believed in him and also believed in his ability and his capability of his administration to move Nigeria forward. 
We were dealing with a democracy; the people have a right to make a choice, when the people make a choice, we respect that choice. And our commitment as Nigerians, whoever we may be, whatever we maybe our station, is to remain committed to Nigeria, and to support whoever has emerged and to respect the choice and the decision of Nigerians.

This is not about witch-hunt, it's not about criticising people, the Nigerian people have spoken and we stand by the decision of the Nigerian people. And we all support whoever is there to move Nigeria forward.
So this backward looking, can we just look forward? Can we all just work together to move Nigeria forward? For me, that is where the emphasis should be, because we are all Nigerians and at the end of the day the country is more important than all of us"he said.

Check out what Kylie Jenner looks like without all the Instagram filters.

According to MTO this is the real Kylie Jenner not all the Instagram filters we see. Look at the differences.  

You know what . . . Kylie got a CHIN like her sister Khloe. We're just now noticing that.

Boy flees after hacking grandpa to death in Delta

Oghara village in Delta State, has been thrown  into confu­sion following the alleged killing of an 85-year-old grandfather by his grand­son who he shared his three bedroom mud apart­ment with.
He was said to have al­legedly used an axe to hack his octogenarian grandpa to death after an argument with the deceased over his drinking habit.

Sunday Sun reports that,the 19-year-old suspect has since gone into hiding, having realised the enormity of his offence. The lifeless body of the de­ceased was discovered in the pool of his blood in his residence, according to a relative who pleaded not to be mentioned in print.

“The old man had just re­turned home from an outing when the suspect alleged, that his grandpa was under the influence of alcohol and about going for another round of drinking spree. So, the suspect sought to pre­vent the octogenarian from going out,” the source ex­plained.
In the ensuing struggle, the suspect took an axe and hacked his grandpa to death. Consequently, he dis­appeared into the thing air before the arrival of sym­pathizers who trooped in to witness the gory incident.

 Sunday Sun gathered that the deceased had on several occasions raised the alarm over the spate of threats of attack by his grandson. He was quoted as saying that if any untoward event hap­pens to him his grandson should be held responsible

Ubi Franklin and Lilian Esoro's introduction

Their wedding introduction was yesterday. Their traditional wedding is in October. More after the cut... 

photos from Mofe Duncan & Jessica Kakkad's white wedding..

More photos of the newlywedsCongrats to the Duncans. More after the cut....

Governor Udom Emmanuel Lays Foundation For Shoprite In Uyo

The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom state- His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel today, 21st of August 2015 performed the ground breaking 
ceremony of ShopRite in Ibom Tropicana Complex, Udo Udoma Avenue, Uyo.

ShopRite is a chain of shopping malls which began sales in 1946 and have been running successfully for 69 years, spreading across America & Africa. Shoprite is popularly known as the No.1 shopping and retail market, with about 300 outlets and shops spread across the world. Shoprite has maintained its company reputation for years offering first class service to customers with outstanding service delivery and supply of quality products.

The foundation stone of the giant shopping mall was unveiled amidst pleasantries from the Honourable Commissioner of Investment, Commerce & Industry- Barr. Emmanuel Enodiem, who gave the welcome address, reassuring the guests of the administration’s determination to embark on wealth creating projects for the people.Present at the occasion were the Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Moses Ekpo, members of the stateexecutive council and members of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

.Speaking at the occasion, the Governor stressed the need to initiate developments that will create employment opportunities for Akwa Ibom youth.In response, the Managing Director of Resilient Africa- Mr. Holden Marshal expressed delight in the partnership with the state government and promised to deliver the project within the next 18 months with the standard which ShopRite is known for over the years.

Mr. Holden further assured the host community of involvement in the construction process and employmentof an average of 600 youths in the course of the project.Speaking with The Gazette, indigenes of Itiam, Etoi and Afaha expresses theirjoys, as they are confidant in the delivery of democracy dividends, as promised by the Governor during his electioneering campaign.

Radio Biafra back on air

Controversial pirate channel, Radio Biafra, has again resumed transmission, despite the Federal Government’s claim that it had jammed the station’s signals.
The Federal Government had on July 14 announced that it jammed the transmission signals of the radio station, which was operating illegally from an unknown location.
Our correspondent observed that the channel had not been transmitting on the FM 104.7 band, on which its signals was received in Enugu, since July.

However, it was observed on Saturday that the station, which was monitored from 8pm to 9pm, had resumed transmission on the same 104.7 FM band, from which it transmitted before it went off air.
Listeners were invited to call in from various parts of the South-East, and from outside the country.
The station was still transmitting as of the time of filing this report.
The broadcast addressed the most current issues in the country, an indication that the channel was still on air.

Photos from Dr Sid's sister's wedding to her french beau.

Dr Sid's sister, Tobore's church wedding to her french beau, Victor took place today August 22nd. Congrats to the couple. More photos after the cut...

Huddah Monroe's IG gets hacked, nude photo exposed

The drama continues...after Huddah went off on Vera Sidika, this happened. See the insults from the hacker on Huddah's IG page and Vera Sidika's response after the cut...

Police arrest two masquerades for stealing N57,000

The Police in Nsukka on Saturday arrested two men in masquerade costume in Ovoko Community, Nsukka LGA, Enugu State, for allegedly beating up a passenger on a commercial motorcycle and robbing him of N57,000.
The incident happened on the Nsukka/Oballo-Afor highway.
A police source said policemen moved to the scene when the victim, Mr. Chinonso Ezewaji, reported the matter to Nsukka Police Area command and the two men were arrested.
“The escorts of the masquerade however ran away.
“There were eight masquerades. They blocked the Nsukka/Obollo-Afor road and harassed people.
“The two arrested masquerades however denied collecting the N57,000 from Ezewaji but claimed they know the person who collected the money from the victim.
“When we searched one of the arrested masquerade, we saw Indian hemp in his pocket,” the police source said.
When contacted, Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amarizu, confirmed the incident, saying investigation had commenced on the matter.
He urged communities to regulate and monitor those who wear masquerade costumes, adding that some of them used the opportunity to harass, intimidate and rob innocent members of the public.
“The Police are not against the people practising their tradition and culture but community leaders must know the character of people they allow to wear costumes of masquerade in the name of culture.
“A masquerade has no right to mount road block on busy highways where motorists, motorcyclists and other road users move on daily basis.
“The police have commenced investigation and will get to the root of this matter as issues of masquerade disturbing people have become a recurring decimal,” Amarizu said.
The victim, Ezewaji, a trader, who deals on clothing materials, told the News Agency of Nigeria he was on his way from Nsukka to Obollo-Afor to see his mother when the masquerade stopped the motorcycle he was riding on.
“They beat me, searched me and collected N57,000.
“When they left, I ran into the bush and when I discovered they have gone some distance, I came out and went to the police to report.
The two masquerades identified themselves as Kenchukwu Eze, a carpenter, and Ejiofor Eze, a brick-layer.
They, however, denied the allegation that they stole money from Ezewaji
They claimed that their colleague, Chima Mamah, stole the money.
Eze, however, admitted that the police saw Indian hemp in his pocket, saying it was the leftover of what they smoked before coming out.
“If the police release me, I will not wear masquerade costume, nor smoke Indian hemp again,” he pleaded.

Rukky Sanda releases more photos to mark her birthday

The actress is a year older today August 23rd. Happy birthday to her! Another photo after the cut...