Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Former teacher, 38, and his student teen bride are pictured together for the first time since marrying last year in a ‘quickie’ wedding after scandal that almost sent him to prison

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Pictured for the first time together this is the Alabama student and teacher who married in what prosecutors branded a cynical sham to keep him out of prison.

It is just three months since the case against Matthew Wester was thrown out of court in a scandal that destroyed his first marriage, divided student Amy Cox’s family and outraged the Alabama community of Oneonta in which both lived.

President Obama's Brother Says He's Backing Donald Trump

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As the general election nears and independent voters begin to align themselves with the candidate who has won their favor, so too are voters who switch over to the other side of the aisle, while most pull closer to their registered party. The Republicans, it has been learned, will receive a tilt in their favor, thanks to an unlikely allegiance in the form of President Barack's half-brother, Malik, who credits Donald Trump for swaying him away from his loyalty to the Democrats.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” the brother Obama said during a recent interview with the New York Post. “Mr. Trump is providing something new and something fresh.”

Controversy as Prisons Wardress is Dismissed for Smuggling Alcohol Into Kirikiri Lagos Prison

A statement by F. Enobore, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Prisons, on Tuesday, a female Prisons staff attached to Kirikiri female prisons in Lagos, has been dismissed from the service for smuggling alcoholic drinks into the prison yard.

The dismissal letter signed on behalf of the Controller-General of Prisons by the officer incharge of discipline, Agun Olatunji, said that the staff was found guilty of negative activities which borders on trafficking, an act that contravenes the enabling provisions of Sections 14 (i) (a) and Section 82 (n) of Prisons Act Cap P.29 LFN 2004 and punishable under Sections 14 (i) (g) and Section 83 of same Act.

Photos: Ogun State First Lady visits 9yr-old boy chained by father in Celestial Church

Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunke Amosun on Tuesday visited 9-year-old Korede Taiwo, who was rescued from the Celestial Church of Christ in Ajibawo near Ota in Ogun State, where his father Prophet Francis Taiwo chained him for weeks for stealing food.

 More photos after the cut

How $2bn Was Sent From Nigeria's UBA To Coup Plotters In Turkey, Investigation Reveals

According to yenisafak, General John F. Campbell managed more than $2 billion money transactions via UBA Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links to distribute among the pro-coup military personnel in Turkey.

The ongoing investigation unveiled that Campbell had paid at least two secret visits to Turkey since May, until the day of the coup attempt.

Video: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers An Emotional And Powerful Speech At DNC

Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday where the First Lady focused on the important role the next president will have in molding the future of America's youth. Obama opened her speech by talking about her family's journey to Washington, D.C. and the challenges they've faced in the White House and how the hateful rhetoric aimed at Barack Obama affects their daughters. Obama then championed Clinton as a "true public servant" who has dedicated her life to bettering America. "When she didn't win the nomination eight years ago, she didn't get angry or disillusioned," Obama said. "Hillary didn't pack up and go home. Hillary knows as a true public servant this is so much bigger than her own desires and disappointment.

Reuben Abati: All Protocol(s) Observed


Nigerians love events and ceremonies. The engine of governance in fact runs on this special fuel, which in many ways has become an occasional excuse for waste and idleness. I have in the course of work attended and compered many of such events; one thing that I find curious is the obsession with acknowledgements. If you are the compere at any typical Nigerian event, the organizers are bound to give you what they call a protocol list, usually a long list of persons whose presence must be acknowledged. You are also expected to recognize persons, especially if they are government officials, according to an established ranking order.

Photos: Tanker Explodes At Cele Bus Stop Killing 3 People

According to reports, three people died. See more photos below

Photo Of Knifeman Who Killed 19 At A Care Home In Japan

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The picture of the knifeman who killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care home for disabled people in Japan has been identified, it has been reported.
Satoshi Uematsu turned himself in following the stabbing spree in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture – Japan’s worst mass killing in decades.

Michael Jordan Speaks Out On Killing Of African Americans and Police


Basketball legend Michael Jordan has finally opened up on the recent shootings of African Americans and the targeting of police officers.
The 53 year-old wrote a post in which he says: “I can no longer stay silent.
The post reads:
As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

How Zlatan Ibrahimovic Took Anthony Martial’s No.9 at Man United


​According to RMC Sport journalist, Mohamed Bouhafsi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was allowed to choose his number after signing for Manchester United.

EFCC Grills Ex-Reps Deputy Speaker, Nwuche, Over N5.6bn Amnesty Scam


A former deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chibudom Nwuche, has been questioned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over an alleged N5.6billion scam.
The former deputy Speaker of the House of Reps honoured an invitation by the anti-graft agency yesterday at about 11a.m but at the time of publishing this report, it was not clear if he was detained overnight or allowed to go home and report on a later date.

Teacher arraigned over alleged oral sex with student in Ogun

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 21-year-old teacher, Matthew Sodake, at an Ota Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having oral sex with a 14-year old student.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing alleged charge of assault.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 12 at about 8.00 p.m. at Ambassador Star Comprehensive Secondary School, Answer, Ota in Ogun.

FG Should Stop The Payment Of Salaries And Allowances To Former Governors – Femi Falana


Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, in a lecture he delivered yesterday at the investiture of Mr. Dele Ojogbede as President of Rotary Club, Ikoyi in Lagos, said, it is illegal for former governors, who have been placed on life pension in their states, to also earn salaries in the National Assembly.
He also said that lawmakers should not be paid their full salaries and allowances if they don't sit for the mandatory 181 days before going on a seven-month recess.

Juventus Manager Massimo Allegri Comments On Paul Pogba’s Transfer Situation

Juventus boss Massimo Allegri has responded to questions linking Paul Pogba with a move to Manchester United.
According to reports ,Manchester United had an £85m bid for Pogba rejected by Juventus on Tuesday, although Jose Mourinho has since refused to confirm or deny whether the France international is a target.

Girl Commits Suicide After Her Favourite Actor Dies in a Film


A girl has left her family and friends shocked as she took her life after her favourite actor died in a film she was watching.
According to DailySun SA, a teenage girl from the Eastern Cape allegedly committed suicide last week Friday after watching the season finale episode of popular SABC 1 drama series Skeem Saam.

EFCC Arrests Five Undergraduates Over Internet Scam


The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested five undergraduates for internet scam.
They are – Paul Adeleke (21), Tayo Adebiyi (22), Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi (21), Ogundile Ademola James (23) and Okali Ugochukwu (21).
Four of the suspected internet fraudsters are students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), while the fifth, Adebiyi, is a student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA).

Woman Left With Huge Breasts Up To Collarbone Regrets Boob Job

Candy on 'Botched'

British model Candy was left struggling to carry out everyday tasks after her last boob job went too far. Candy, who features on Tuesday’s episode of Botched, revealed how her first breast implants were fairly modest but as she increased the size, the amount of money and attention she received also increased – paving the way for a lucrative career. But, her last boob job saw her devastated and asked Dr Paul Nassif and Dr Terry Dubrow for help after Candy was left with a massive gap in her chest.

Lagos Landlord Kills Tenant Of 4 Months

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a landlord, Gbade Metibemu, for allegedly stabbing his tenant of four months, Bright Abraham, to death on Apollo Street in the Makoko area of the state.
 PUNCH Metro learnt that Metibemu attacked the 35-year-old Abia State indigene with a knife for refusing to vacate his plank apartment after a week-long disagreement.Our correspondent was told that the suspect had warned the victim to stop soiling the slum with the faeces of his baby.

Video: Dr. Dre Searched By Cops in Alleged Racial Road Rage Case

Dr. Dre was involved in a dispute outside of his Malibu residence that escalated into a run-in with the law on Monday (July 25) afternoon. According to a report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office, deputies were called to the scene by a motorist claiming that the 51-year-old producer had pulled a gun on him. Upon the arrival of authorities, Dre was handcuffed, but a search turned up no weapon.

I am aware President Buhari is not finished with me yet- FFK

In a new article titled “Nigeria's third Mahdi and the last of the Amalekite Kings', former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says he is aware that President Buhari is not finished with him yet and that he may be thrown into detention again after some charges against him comes up very soon.
“I have chosen to share my views about our nation today because I am aware of the fact that President Buhari has not finished with me yet and I may be picked up and thrown into detention on other trumped up charges very soon. This government will do and say anything to silence my voice but they shall not prevail.”Read the full article after the cut

RMD Calls Out Jumia For Using His Photo Without Permission

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Nigeria’s popular online fashion and beauty retailer, Jumia, is currently embroiled in a case of unauthorized use of image rights of veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, (RMD) on ‘Jumia Fashion’ Instagram page without the actor’s permission. According to RMD’s publicist, this unauthorized use of the image has been ongoing and has had the effect of portraying to unsuspecting customers that Jumia enjoys the patronage of or endorsement of RMD.

Rob Kardashian Claims Pregnant Blac Chyna Left Him Bleeding By Scratching Him

Did Blac Chyna scratch Rob Kardashian?

Rob Kardashian can be heard calling pregnant Blac Chyna a ‘psycho b****’ after she allegedly drew blood when scratching him.The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who is expecting his first child with wife-to-be Chyna, shared the alarming clip on his Snapchat just days ago.Rob, 29, is seen filming his arm as they rode in the back of a car.