Saturday, March 30, 2013

Oga at the top movie debuts

Oga at the top movie debuts

Call it the director’s creativity or mischief, the movie, Oga at the top, is out. Quite similar to the viral ‘Oga at the top’ quote, the movie features popular Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh, also known as Osuofia. Although the viral quote stopped trending on Twitter after a week of dominance, Nigerians

Fans angry at Tuface, Annie’s Dubai wedding

Tuface and  Annie
Tuface and Annie Idibia’s fairy-tale Dubai wedding has come and gone but obviously, some of his fans are not happy that the artiste and his wife chose a foreign land as venue for their nuptials.
In a broadcast message that has been going round on Blackberry smartphones and on Facebook and Twitter, the bitter fans expressed their displeasure that though they had supported the artiste’s musical career over the years by buying his CDs in Nigeria, he took his wedding ceremony to a place that was accessible to only invited guests and family members.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brazilian doctor killed 7 patients to free up hospital beds, police say

Virginia Helena Soares de Souza is charged with killing hospital patients to free up beds in the facility.
Virginia Helena Soares de Souza is charged with killing hospital patients to free up beds in the facility.
(CNN) -- A Brazilian doctor appeared in court for allegedly killing seven patients to free up hospital beds in the southeast city of Curitiba.
Virginia Helena Soares de Souza recruited a group of doctors to help administer lethal doses of anesthetics, sedatives and painkillers, according to authorities.
In addition, the group allegedly altered oxygen levels for patients, leading to deaths by asphyxiation, police said.

Awolowo, Tribune publisher, dies at 70

Chief Oluwole Awolowo
Publisher, African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, the publishers of the Tribune newspapers, Chief Oluwole Awolowo, died in a United Kingdom hospital on Wednesday at the age of 70.
A statement from ANN Plc on Wednesday said Oluwole, a son of the late Premier of the defunct Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, died as a result of the complications he suffered in a car crash about seven years ago.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Musharraf returns to Pakistan despite threats

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has arrived back in Pakistan, ending four years of self-imposed exile and defying death threats.
According to BBC reports, a protection detail of heavily armed commandos met him after his plane from Dubai touched down in Karachi airport.

Obadare died after three-day revival programme – Church

Prophet Timothy Obadare
Founder of the Soul Winning Evangelical Ministry, the Late Prophet Timothy Obadare, died two days after a three-day revival aimed at ending the 23-year-old crisis within the Christ Apostolic Church was concluded, SUNDAY PUNCH learnt on Saturday.
Our correspondent also learnt that the Re-unification and Reconciliation Committee set up by the pastors of the two warring factions within the church organised the revival which started last Sunday and ended on Tuesday at CAC, Oke Isegun, Akure, Ondo State.

Don’t depend on your certificate’

Mobola Adekunle-Pearse

Mobola Adekunle-Pearse is the owner of Peers Events. She tells ADEMOLA ALAWIYE why she went into the business and the challenges she faces
Why did you choose to go into business and not apply for a white-collar job?
After my masters’ degree programme, I tried getting a white-collar job but when I could not get one, I opted for business.

All Progressives Congress may change name

National Publicity Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Lai Mohammed
There are indications that mega oppposition party, All Progressives Congress, is considering a name change should the African People’s Congress beat it to the APC acronym.
Both political associations are laying claim to the acronym in their bid to be recognised as political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Tuface, Annie wed on Dubai island

Tuface, Annie
Nigerian Hip-hop artiste, Innocent Idibia, popularly called Tuface, and long time lover, Annie Macaulay, got married on Saturday at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a five star resort centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I didn’t know ‘Things Fall Apart’ would be published – Achebe

Things Fall Apart is one of the most successful books on the surface of earth and it was China Achebe’s most successful work.In this extract from his latest book, ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY, the late writer stated that when he was writing the book he did not  know whether it would be published or not.
A major objective of becoming a writer was to challenge stereotypes, myths, and the image of ourselves and our continent, and to recast them through stories – prose, poetry, essays, and books for our children. That was my overall goal.
When a number of us decided to pick up the pen and make writing a career there was no African literature as we know it today. There were of course our great oral tradition – the epics of the Malinke, the Bamana, and the Fulani – the narratives of Olaudah Equaino, works by D.A. Fagunwa and Muhammadu Bello, and novels by Pita Nwana, Amos Tutuola, and Cyprian Ekwensi.
Across the African continent, literary Aficionados could savor the works of Egyptian, Nubian, and Carthaginian antiquity, Amharic and Tigrigna writings from Ethiopia and Eritrea; and the magnificent poetry and creation myths of Somalia. There was more – the breathtakingly beautiful Swahili poetry of East and Central Africa,  and the chronicles, legends, and fables of the Ashanti, Dogon, Hutu, Kalanga, Mandingo, Ndebele, Ovambo, Shona, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Tutsi, Venda, Wolof, Nhosa, and Zulu.
Olive Schreiner’s nineteenth-century classic story of an African Farm and works by Samuel Mqhayi  and Thomas Mofolo, Alan Paton, Camara Laye, Mongo Beti, Peter Abrahams, and Ferdinand Oyono, all preceded our time. Still, the numbers were not sufficient.
And so I had no idea when I was writing Things Fall Apart whether it would even be accepted or published. All of this was new -there was nothing by which I could gauge how it was going to be received.

Kwankwaso Releases Names Of 25 Victims Of Suicide Bombings

Kano State Governor, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday released  the names of some of the victims of last Tuesday’s suicide bombing  attack on a luxury bus terminal in Kano.  Apparently to refute that  most of the victims were from South Eastern part of Nigeria.
The  governor was speaking to a visiting federal government representatives who  had come to commiserate with the state government regarding the deadly  Monday suicide bombing of a bus station that killed at least 25 people.

How to handle sex hormones

Funmi Akingbade
One of the many ways to channel the sex hormones in both man and woman is for couples to rediscover passionate kissing. Married couples are meant to enjoy the touch and taste of each other’s lips. The burning sensation is terrific especially if you eat some form of mint before kissing or drink some minty drinks. After having sex stay in each other’s arms delight in the closeness you get; tell your spouse how good it feels and how much you love him or her. When couples take time to laze around in the afterglow of sex, it is one of the most intimate things that bind together.

PHOTOS: 2Face And Annie Idibia On Their Wedding Day

Check out the first set of pictures from Tuface Idibia and Annie's wedding taking place at Hilton Hotel, Dubai today.

Surprise Double Elimination on Knorr Taste Quest

It’s the 10th week of the Knorr Taste Quest, and the countdown to revealing the winner of season one has begun. Unfortunately however, the culinary journey of two contestants were brought to an abrupt end. The task as usual was completely unexpected as the judges continually try to fish out the best from the lot. The secret ingredients this week were very diverseas the contestants had to work with Scallops, Asparagus, Lemon Grass, Goat chops, Garden eggs, Plantain and Coconut to make a two course meal.

You Just Can’t Go Through The Industry Without Being Sexually Harassed – Colette Orji

Colette Orji came into the industry a few years ago but already she has a profile that would bedazzle any producer.
Beautiful, talented and sexy but most people who have met Colette keep talking about her magnetic backside which tends to sing a song many could not help but follow. She has several claims to stardom and they include “Strength of a Woman”, “Blue Blood”, “Raindrop”, “Two Can Play That Game”, “Amaka Mustapha” and a host of others. In this interview with Showtime, the Enugu and Abuja based Thespian talked about her acting career and opened a can of worms on the happenings in the movie industry.

May7ven releases new promo pictures

UK-based Nigerian Afrobeats singer May7ven stuns in her new promo photos as she switches up colours but maintains her signature platinum blonde locks.

My HIV-positive husband wants to poison me and my children –Battered wife

Battered wife
Angela, 35, cannot say she has experienced happiness in her 10 years of marriage as she alleges that she became her husband’s punching bag barely three weeks after their union.

Why We Make Sex Look Real In Our Movies —Ghanaian Actress Yvonne Okoro

Yvonne Okoro wormed herself into the hearts of movie lovers in 2002. The actress who recently premiered her first production Contract featuring Hlomla Dandala at the Silverbird Cinema, Ikeja got a lot of approval from friends and colleagues for a beautiful outing. In this interview, the petite actress talks about her new ground with AMAA, why she is still single amongst other issues.
CONGRATULATIONS on the success of your movie premiere
Thank you very much.

"We don't own a private jet yet, but hope to buy one in the future' - PSquare

When asked by Vanguard if the rumour that they bought a private jet was true, P-Square replied:
"There was nothing like that. I guess because it was included in our list that whenever we are going for a specific show,  the organsiers must provide us with a private jet. We had a deal with a private jet company which always hire their private jet to us whenever we are in need of it. It’s like, we have a private jet at our disposal. I remember, I once tweeted that a private jet has been included in our list.  That was how people started speculating that Psquare has bought a private jet. But we always  travel with the jet all the time.

Ogun State Boils As Dangote Truck Kills Couple, Five Others

A couple and five others have been crushed to death by a cement-laden truck, belonging to Dangote Industries Limited.
The accident occurred on Thursday in Ibese area of Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the development on Friday. The Itori Unit Commander of the FRSC, Fatai Bakare, said that the accident occurred in the late hours of Thursday when a vehicle, belonging to Dangote cement at Ibese, lost control.

Kenya dare GLORIOUS Eagles

Super Eagles face a big test in Calabar where they are scheduled to engage the Harambee Stars of Kenya in a Group F   Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier at the U.J Esuene Stadium.

Only ‘One Thing’ Can Split Us – Psquare

Nigeria’s pop duo, P-Square of Peter and Paul Okoye were in Malawi last weekend, where they thrilled their fans with their electrifying performance and moving dance steps
Showtime Celebrity cornered Peter Okoye who provides insight into what could make him break up with his twin brother. He also talks about the making of their latest album, Alingo and their new plans to conquer the southeast African countries with their kind of music.
You are always on the road, how many days do you guys have to yourselves?
We have been trying as much as possible to create time for ourselves. But most times, we don’t get it. We need more time to rest because performing for 2-3 hours on stage is not usually an easy task. Despite the fact that we have been travelling over the world, we took a break in January, and right now, we have resumed business again.

Martins, Moses dismiss Kenya threat

Nigeria  forwards Obafemi Martins and Victor Moses have downplayed the threat posed by  Kenya to Nigeria’s bid to qualify for the Brazil  2014 World Cup.
The Super Eagles host the Harambee Stars in the first leg of their Group F World Cup qualifier in Calabar on Saturday and the Kenyans have vowed to pull off a shock victory over the African champions, who  are  33 places higher than them  in the Confederation of African Football rankings.

PHOTOS- Don Jazzy Shows Off His Hot Executive Assistant

Don Jazzy’s executive assistant, her name is Sameerah Ahmed and they are both in Dubai for 2face and Annie’s wedding.
Photos taken yesterday. See another photo of her below.
He claims she is his executive assistant but if she looks that good and you pay for her return ticket from dubai
Readers what do you think?

NFIU probes banks, charities over Boko Haram funds

Members of the boko haram sect
Anti-terrorism experts in the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit have placed some banks and charities in the country under watch for allegedly aiding the transfer of funds by Boko Haram.
This is just as there are indications that the extremist group has been involved in recruiting suicide bombers from refugee camps run by the Polisario Front in Algeria.

Reps Promise N10million Required To Save Baby Girl Born Without Skull

The House of Representatives on Thursday promised to foot the balance of N10m required for the surgery of a Nigerian baby girl born without a skull.
The Speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, made the promise in Abuja when he met with the parents of the girl, Okikioluwa Olawuyi.
The baby and the parents were brought to Tambuwal by a delegation of Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care led by the Coordinator, Mr. Nuhu Kwajafa.

Annie And 2face's Love Story: How They Met At Age 15, How They Both Suffered And Their Big Wedding

This is probably the best love story ever, after all the ups and downs, the break- ups, cheating and all, they still ended up as ONE!
How They Met

Annie first met 2face Idibia at Even Ezra Music Studio when she was just fifteen and in her words, “I think there was some electricity that second”.

They were friends first but had started dating officially by the time they shot the “African Queen” video in 2004. That was when 2Face announced that they were together during an interview. Mehn, they don tey oh...

I’ll never stop singing dirty songs –Saint Janet

Saint Janet
To Omotoyosi Kayode Iyun, popularly known as Saint Janet, singing vulgar lyrics in Yoruba and the controversies that come with doing so have become a part of her life, as she reveals in this interview with ’Nonye Ben-Nwankwo

Omotola's Tribute To Husband On His Birthday And Their 17th Wedding Anniversary

Happy birthday to Captain Ekeinde.

See what his loving wife, Omotola, had to say about her husband and their marriage...

Meet The Guy Who Broke Tonto Dikeh's Heart

Tonto Dikeh a few days back poured her heart out on Twitter, sharing a recent heartbreak she suffered. A lot of people have been wondering who broke the star's heart. Well, here he is...

Tuface, Annie SEAL ROMANCE WITH 24-HOUR wedding in dubai

Tuface and  Annie
It’s confirmed. Tuface and his long time lover, Annie Macaulay, are exchanging their marriage vows today at the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Hotel, a five star resort centre in Dubai.
According to the information made available on the singer’s website,, guests will witness a 24-hour wedding activities between 1am on Saturday and 12am UAE time on Sunday.

Ini Edo begs fans

Ini Edo
Popular Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has been so occupied lately that she has not had time for her teeming fan base especially on twitter. When she realised this, the screen diva apologised to her fans and explained why she had not been active on the social network for a while.

Kano bombing may have caused his death – Soyinka, Clark

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka
Veteran writers and Achebe’s compatriots, Prof. Wole Soyinka and J.P. Clark, have linked his death to the bomb attacks that occurred in Kano on Monday.
In a joint statement they issued on Friday, entitled “On the Passing of Chinua Achebe,” they noted that his death might have been hastened by the shock from the violence that those they described as Achebe’s people suffered during the attacks.

How Achebe Died

Prof. Chinualumogu Achebe’s last moments were recounted in a touchy discussion with his companion of 42 years, Prof. Tim Uzodinma Nwala, after the demise of the literary icon was announced.
Nwala, who spoke in high spirits because of his position that “Achebe is immortal,” said he cannot grieve over an outstanding man who lived fully and left so much mark in history that he can never die.
Nwala noted that he was at the last Chinua Achebe International Colloquium at the Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA between December 7 and 8 last year. Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State was the guest lecturer.

More Secrets In Ex-Bayelsa Governor’s Pardon

Worried by hostile reactions from some Nigerians and the United States Government over state pardon granted former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, among other VIPs, President Goodluck Jonathan has turned to European countries to seek for their understanding over the controversial decision.
Saturday Sun gathered that the meeting, where President Jonathan pleaded with European Union (EU) governments, was held at the Presidential Villa last Monday, with EU ambassadors in Nigeria in attendance.

Ailing Taraba Governor, Danbaba Suntai, Moved To U.S. Hospital

Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai, who was receiving treatment in Germany after he got involved in a plane crash in October 25 last year, has now been moved to the John Hopkins University in the United States
Mr. Suntai was flown to Germany in an air ambulance on October 25 after the crash which occurred in Adamawa leaving him and five other passengers on the private jet injured.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Taraba Specialist Hospital, Prof. Zakari Aliyu, disclosed this in Jalingo on Friday while testifying before the ad hoc committee of the House of Assembly investigating the motives behind the CMD’s recent press interview on the governor’s health.

Wreckage of the aircraft that carried Governor Suntai and five others Mr. Aliyu had said in the controversial interview that the governor’s brain injury sustained in the plane crash had made him lose some cognitive abilities.
The doctor, at Friday’s session, reaffirmed the contents of his earlier interview, saying the purpose of the interview was to ginger up the state government on the need to transfer Mr. Suntai from Germany to John Hopkins Hospital in the U.S. to avail him better treatment options.

Two Kano Terrorists Self-Destruct As Suicide Mission Fails

Two terrorists died Saturday morning as they attempted to bomb a checkpoint manned by soldiers of the Joint Military Task Force,JTF, at the Hotoro axis of Kano, northwest Nigeria.
Four of their accomplices were arrested by security operatives and they confessed to have been masterminds of the aborted attack, said Kano state Commissioner of Police, Musa Daura. Daura told P.M.NEWS that the four suspects were citizens of Niger Republic. Nigeria shares porous borders with Niger Republic.
Two terrorists self-destruct in Kano Daura said the two terrorists who died in the attack disguised as a water vendor and a motorcyclist.

Boko Haram: Police Arrest 500 Foreigners In Lagos

No fewer than, 500 nationals of some neighbouring countries resident in Lagos, were yesterday arrested by the state police command in connection with Thursday’s arrest of two Boko Haram suspects at Ijora area of the state.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the arrests which was coordinated by operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau,SIB, and police divisions across the state, were carried out during raids of several locations in the state.
A video grab made on March 21, 2013 from a video distributed to reporters by purported intermediaries of the Islamist group linked to Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, shows the suspected leader of the Nigerian Islamist group linked to Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Imam Abu Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Abubakar Ash Shekawi, also known as Abubakar Shekau, at an undisclosed location in Nigeria. AFP

Thursday, March 21, 2013

PDP Govs Reconciliation of Southwest Crisis Deadlocked

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Chief Bode Mustapha
The intervention of the governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the crisis rocking the Southwest zone of the party appears to have deadlocked, as the PDP governors have told the zone to go and seek solution to their crisis.

Police chase ends in crash that kills 6, hurts 9

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6 killed in Texas vehicle pursuit

(CNN) -- Six suspected undocumented immigrants were killed and nine others injured when a truck being chased by police and U.S. Border Patrol officers crashed into a security barrier at a Navy facility in Texas, a base spokesman said Thursday.
Fifteen people were in the truck, with 10 crammed inside the cab, according to Naval Air Station Kingsville spokesman John Gagne.

Brazil 2014: Mikel, Martins Plot Harambee Stars Fall

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John Mikel Obi
Chelsea star John Mikel Obi and newly acquired Saunders of America striker in the MLS have been businesslike since they joined the Super Eagles camp Tuesday evening.
While Mikel trained with the rest of the squad and expressed readiness to give his all in the game against Harambee Stars of Kenya, Martins started training with the rest of the squad on Wednesday and his impact was immediate, going by his quickness on the ball and general concentration throughout.

Obama: 'Peace is possible,' but see the world as Palestinians do

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Obama: 'We cannot give up' on peace for Israel, Palestine

Jerusalem (CNN) -- President Barack Obama tried Thursday to invigorate the stalled Middle East peace process, urging young Israelis to pressure their leaders to seek peace with Palestinians while acknowledging the Jewish state's historical right to exist and defend itself from continuing threats.
In a speech in Jerusalem that Obama had said would lay out his vision for the region, the president urged Israelis to look at the world through the eyes of Palestinians but also said enemies of Israel must change their rhetoric and tactics to reflect modern reality.

Obama Makes Direct Peace Appeal to Israeli People

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US President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama appealed directly on Thursday to the Israeli people to put themselves in the shoes of stateless Palestinians and recognise that Jewish settlement activity in occupied territory hurts prospects for peace.

ACN Insists on APC, Holds National Convention April 18

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 Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Wednesday nsisted that there was no going on the registration of All Progressives Congress (APC), pointing out that its decision to team with other opposition parties was first to put an end the country’s economic and political doldrums.
The party also unveiled the plan to hold its national convention on April 18 at  the Onikan Stadium, Lagos where it said all the chieftains and delegates from all the states of the federation would gather with a central purpose of taking common position on the merger arrangement.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Army chief sues for peace in Onitsha

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika
Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, on Wednesday appealed to residents of Onitsha and other South East cities not to embark on reprisals against northerners in their midst following Monday’s bombing of passenger buses in Sabon Gari, Kano, that killed more than 30 passengers, most of them from the South-East.

US arraigns al-Qaeda man over failed bombing in Nigeria

Wooden Gavel
The United States has instituted terrorism charges against Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun for allegedly planning to bomb its diplomatic buildings in Nigeria in 2003.
Among the six charges instituted against him by the US government was also conspiracy to bomb its military personnel in Afghanistanin between 2002 and 2003.
Forty-three years old Harun is to appear before a District Judge, Edward Korman, at a US Courthouse in  Brooklyn, New York, on Friday.

Alamieyeseigha’s pardon, symbol of corrupt mentality —Soyinka, NBA

Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha
The Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the state pardon granted a former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, by President Goodluck Jonathan,  as an act of impunity and a symbol of corrupt mentality.
Also,the Nigerian Bar Association on Wednesday described the pardon as a bad signal in the anti-corruption campaign.

NPFL should strive for international standards —Oliha

A former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha,  on Wednesday appealed to the Interim Board of the Nigeria Professional Football League to strive to improve the profile of the league.
Oliha told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the league’s profile should be at par with what obtains in Europe and the Americas.

Imoke splashes N30m on Super Eagles, officials

 Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke on Wednesday announced cash donation of N25m to players and coaches of the Super Eagles of Nigeria and N5m for the Nigerian Football Federation.
Imoke made the donation in the Executive chambers, Government House in Calabar while receiving the 2013 AFCON trophy won by the team in South Africa.

apc and the beginning of the war

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi
 He circumstances that led to the coming together of the opposition political parties to form the All Progressives Congress and plans to wrest power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party
Some have referred to the newly formed opposition political party, the All Progressives Congress as an Armoured Personnel Carrier. APC, as it is popularly called, is a war-like vehicle used to crush

How We Kidnapped, Killed Pregnant Woman & Hotel MD- Kidnapper

Suspected leader of a kidnap syndicate that abducted the Managing Director, Naija Plaza Hotel, Oguta, Imo state and a pregnant woman and killed them after collecting ransom from their relatives, has been arrested by Policemen attached to Ilemba Hausa division in Lagos.
The suspect, Chika Richard Nwabiarijie, who hails from Omoku Local Government Area of Rivers state, was arrested in a hotel around Ojo area, in the company of his wife.

26-year-old Richard, reportedly  fled Rivers state to take cover in Lagos, following the arrest of other members of his gang by the Imo state Police command.

Pastor Adeboye Commends Fashola On Health Care Services

The General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Adeboye, has commended the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), for establishing health centres where beneficiaries have been receiving free drugs and treatment.

Ohio school shooter shows contempt, no remorse during sentencing

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Ohio school shooter gets life sentence

(CNN) -- Prosecutor Jim Flaiz, upon learning Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane was going to make a statement in court Tuesday, told relatives of his victims to be prepared for something inflammatory.
Lane's own lawyer told the court he urged his client not to make the type of statement that the attorney expected to be delivered.

KANO BOMB ATTACK: “I Spoke With The Bomber Before He Struck” – Survivors Of Kano Attack Recount Ordeal

In his account, Emmanuel Bassey, a 40-year-old bus park tout who survived the blast revealed his encounter with the suicide bomber before he struck.
Bassey who claimed to work for Ezewanta Group of Motors stated that “the guy came in a blue Golf car, I could recall that he was dark in complexion and appeared to be in his mid 30’s. He was calm during my brief interaction with him and did not look harmful. I asked him where he was going, and he said, ‘I have not decided’, and in no time some of my colleagues at the park  were rushing towards him and suddenly he sped off, applied brake close to a loaded vehicle and in a twinkle of an eye, I heard a loud bang that sent me sprawling on the ground”, Bassey explained.

Female Police Officer Killed In Kano

A female police officer in Kano was shot and killed early on Tuesday. A source with the Kano State Police Command told our correspondent that the dead officer worked in the Zone 1 office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
Source revealed that some yet-to-be identified gunmen on a motorcycle shot the officer as she waited for a mechanic to do the tire balancing on her car. She was reportedly in her full police uniform at the time she was killed. Our source revealed that the officer, whose name was not yet disclosed, was headed for work.
“The body of the officer was immediately taken to the Murtala Muhammed Specialists Hospital in Kano,” said a police source. He vowed that the police would do all in its power to trace the criminals who escaped from the scene immediately after shooting the officer. “We want to know who did this and why they went after an innocent woman doing her job,” he added.

Chicken Lays Giant Egg With A Surprise Inside

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A chicken in China's Guizhou province has laid a giant egg, according to Hong Kong's New Tang Dynasty Television.
In news footage villagers can be seen cracking open the huge egg to find two yolks and one full, smaller egg inside.