Friday, 31 October 2014
Chelsea Handler shocked everyone when she posted a t()p-less picture of herself on her instagram official page to show she has a better body than Vladimir Putin. I think it is more than that though, because shortly after that knowing fully well that instagram will take it down, she started campaigning to keep the photo on instagram and her followers joined her in campaigning to retain the photo. Instragram took it down few hours later, which sparked a row online saying the act was nothing but discrimination against her and whatsoever a man can do, a woman can do better.
Jay Z and Beyonce dressed their adorable Blu as Micheal Jackson, complete with a microphone.
Musiliu Obanikoro has explained what he intends to do if he attains the governorship seat come 2015. He took to twitter this morning to talk about some of the things he intends to do.Read tweet after cut...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, October 30, 2014 arraigned an undergraduate of the University of Benin, Kenneth Rukewe Ebule before Justice E. F Ikponmwen of an Edo State High Court, sitting in Benin- City on a 6- count charge bordering on forgery, obtaining money by false pretence and possession of fraudulent documents.The accused person allegedly duped Sabine Albert, a German, of the sum of $12, 088, 75 through fraudulent claims.
Rukewe, 30, a final year student of Computer and Statistics at the University of Benin, was arrested by officials of a new generation bank on May 28, 2014 in Benin City and handed over to the EFCC for further investigation.
Troubles started for him when Albert alleged that within two months after he had internet contact with him, Rukewe fraudulently obtained the sum of $12,088,75 (Twelve Thousand Eighty Eight Dollars and Seventy Five Cents) from him.
Rukewe allegedly posed to Albert as an English businessman on transit in Nigeria. He gave his name as Bob Albert and told his victim that he had a contract with a Nigerian company worth €1.200, 000.00 and that he needed a loan to facilitate a transaction with the company. He promised to pay back the loan and even doubled it because he was sure of pulling through the transactions. He also told Albert that he had complications and suffered a robbery attack.
Rukewe also falsely told Albert that, a levy of of N1,975,861 (One Million, Nine Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand, Eight Hundred and Sixty One Naira only) was imposed on him by the Federal Inland Revenue Service for the release of his International Passport, and a cheque worth 1, 200,000 Euros. He also pleaded for a flight ticket to London.
Based on all these, Albert offered to loan him the money by sending it through Western Union, only to discover that he had been scammed.
Investigation also revealed that the suspect had defrauded other German nationals to the tune of $110,975.00USD (One Hundred and Ten thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy Five United States Dollars) between May 2013 and January 2014.
When the charges were read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty.
One of the charges read in part:
“Ebule Kenneth Rukewe (a.k.a. Bob Albert), on or about the 17th day of July, 2013 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with Intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $12,088,75 (Twelve Thousand Eighty Eight Dollars and Seventy Five Cents) from Sabine Albert (a German National), under the false pretence that the money represented part payment of N1,975,861 (One Million Nine Hundred and Seventy Kobo) levy imposed one Bobby Albert (a British citizen) by Federal Inland Revenue Service for the release of the International Passport, Cheque worth 1,200,000 Euros and flight ticket to London of the said Bobby Albert, which representation you knew to be false”.
In view of the plea of the defendant, prosecution counsel, Kayode Oni asked for a trial date and prayed the court to remand the defendant in prison custody. The defence counsel, Maureen Morka informed the court of her application for bail dated September 9, 2014 and prayed the court to grant the defendant bail.
Justice Ikponmwen granted the defendant bail in the sum of One Million Naira and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be resident in Benin City and must be gainfully employed in Edo State. The defendant must also produce his student identity card.
Justice Ikponmwen subsequently adjourned the case to November 21, 2014 for hearing and ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail.
24 year old Lisa Reid, who has been blind since the age of 11, has miraculously regained her sight after hitting her head on a coffee table. She wanted to say goodnight to her dog when she bent and hit her head....she went to bed with the pain, only to weak up in the morning to find her eyes restored :).
Read her interview with ABC News below:
Nobody knows what happened or can explain it,' 'I can't really find words to describe how it felt - amazing, fantastic.
'You can imagine not being able to see and then you can, you can't really describe that.(continue)
'To see the world again visually is a gift.'"I just saw the white of my ceiling ..Looking around my room… the light shining through the curtains… the window frame"
Doctors say there is no medical explanation for how Reid regained her sight,while some suggest her blindness may have been psychological.
Chinedu Ubachukwu has emerged winner of the 11th edition of Gulder Ultimate Search.
Chinedu beat the two other finalists Cosy Joe & Afolabi Emmanuel to the ultimate prize by being the only person to complete the final task of retrieving the General’s War Helmet. This victory came after the 24-year-old graduate of Petroleum & Gas at University of Port Harcourt successfully navigated his way through the forest and managed to row his canoe across the heavy currents of Aguleri River.
Hollywood woman was arrested on a cocaine trafficking charge after she admitted during a security search at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that she was holding cocaine in her vagina, according to an arrest affidavit.
KathyAnn Ferguson, 26, flew in on a JetBlue flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the Broward Sheriff's Office affidavit stated.
During a secondary search, authorities said, Ferguson admitted to a Customs and Border Protection officer that she had a package inside her vagina.
Once in custody, Ferguson voluntarily removed the package, which tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit said. The cocaine totaled 175 grams, or about six ounces.
In a bond court appearance on Monday, Judge John "Jay" Hurley said the allegations against Ferguson make it appear as if she was working as a "drug mule, for lack of a better term."
So-called drug mules are employed by drug traffickers to transport narcotics.
Ferguson was taken to a hospital for further medical attention before she was booked into the Broward Main Jail.
She was released on a $15,000 bond.
Please I'm in a dilemma right now and I don't know what to do.
I started working in an organisation 3months ago and just 3weeks ago my boss started asking me out. He's married with kids and I can't do such a thing so I have refused and he has insisted and when he saw that I wasn't going to give in, he started picking on me. Disgraces me in front of the whole staff and makes me look stupid. He went as far as warning a friend of mine who is also a staff there to stay away from me with the excuse that the guy is distracting me.
For the past 1 week now it's one issue or the other and truthfully I am tired but then again I know what it took me to get this job and that is why am taking it all in while looking for another job. I really don't know what to do right now but I am frustrated. Thanks and God bless.
Most of you will remember the 14-year old girl-bride who poisoned her husband’s meal in April for forcefully marrying her and not allowing her continue her studies. Unfortunately, some of his friends who came visiting the day she decided to poison his meal so that she could be ‘free’ ate out of the food and three of them died. Wasila was charged to court, but some human rights body have stood for her saying she was young and ignorant.
Wasila was arraigned in court yesterday in kano but after the court registrar read the charge to her repeatedly, she formed dumb refusing to say a word; Here’s how Vanguard reports it.
There was a mild drama at Gezawa High Court, Kano, yesterday as a girl-bride, Wasila Tasi, suspected to have killed her husband and three others in April, failed to utter a word in court during her trial.
The high profile culpable homicide case that attracted the attention of the human rights community was nearly stalled by refusal of the 14-year-old suspect to speak.
Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Muhammad Yahaya was compelled to enter a plea of ‘not guilty’ on her behalf shortly after the charged sheet was read and explained to her in the local dialect.
Wasila, looking perturbed at the dock, was repeatedly asked whether she understood the content of what was read before her, but each time she failed to utter a word as the court registrar ran through the four-count charge of culpable homicide punishable by death under Section 221 A of the Penal Code.
The decision of the court to enter a plea of not guilty on her behalf revived the case as the prosecution counsel, Lamido Abba Soron Dinki, offered to line up five witnesses to prove the merit of the case.
The presiding judge, therefore, adjourned the matter to November 26 and 27 to continue hearing and also ordered that the suspect be returned to remand home.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
It appears that the marriage of popular on-air personality, Freeze is heading for the rocks.
According to a report by Yes International Magazine, the Cool FM presenter, Ifedayo Olarinde, allegedly abandoned his wife and university sweetheart, Ope for an older lover and a mother of four, who is said to be based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Sources close to the father of two, reportedly told the magazine that some of his friends have waded into the matter urging him to return to his family and mend fences with his wife, but to no avail.
And truly, Freeze who doesn’t hide his love for expensive wrist watches has not talked about his wife in a long time now – he posts photos of his kids on his social media page but skips out his wife.
Reacting to the report, however, Freeze in a phone conversation said;
“You called to ask about the challenges in my marriage? Do you have work? Common! Why can’t you talk about national issues? I think you should concern yourself more as a fellow journalist on finding out where the girls are. That’s Bring Back Our Girls. Go and face that one. There is nothing wrong. Okay! Everything is okay. Alright! I don’t discuss my family as a matter of principle. Good or bad, I do not discuss my family. Thank you”.
A scorned woman who claims she was 'duped' into marrying a billionaire with a secret wife has been told she must pay the tycoon £100,000 by the divorce courts.
Mercy Ogbedo, 45, thought her dreams had come true in 2002 when she went through a picturesque marriage ceremony with Nigerian shipping magnate Moses Taiga.
Daily mail reports that, her feet were washed by village elders and a 'bride price' was paid for her, before the couple drank from the same cup, danced and cut an exotic wedding cake.
But Mrs Ogbedo, from Finchley, north London, who has two children by Mr Taiga, a billionaire who owns a string of London properties, says she discovered later that her husband already had a wife from 1974.
For more than a decade she has been petitioning the British divorce courts for financial support from Mr Taiga's nine-figure fortune.
But last year a divorce judge ruled that despite the mother of two being 'of limited means', she could not be awarded a maintenance from Mr Taiga because he had their marriage voided in Nigeria.Instead she was ordered to pay £100,000 towards his legal bills.
Mr Taiga, who is also a Grandmaster in the Nigerian arm of the Freemasons, has been pursuing parallel proceedings in the African courts.
Last year a Nigerian court found that the 2002 ceremony was not just invalid but a 'non-marriage' and she has no rights over his fortune.
The Court of Appeal in London has refused to overrule that decision, although Lord Justice McFarlane said he had 'real sympathy' for her predicament and has given her the right to appeal paying his £100,000 legal bill in the latest hearing.
Since splitting up with Mrs Ogbedo, Mr Taiga has ended his 1974 marriage and married a third woman, Yinka Taiga - with whom he has quadruplets.
Residents of Mubi village in Adamawa state fleeing after yesterday's attack by Boko Haram men.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday picked the nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, to enable him run for a second term.
The president was accompanied to the Wadata Plaza national Headquarters of the party by Vice President Namadi Sambo, top government functionaries and party big wigs.
Security was tight at the Wuse secretariat of the ruling party as President Jonathan during his speech at the ceremony, thanked all those who contributed towards the purchasing of the PDP nomination form, which costs 22 million naira.
At the close of his speech, which signalled the end of the ceremony, the president proceeded to a closed-door meeting with the national chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
In an exclusive interview with Channels Television’s Chukwuma Onyebusi, the president said that the event meant it was time “to do more”.
Jonathan stressed that his and the party’s commitment was to take the country to the next level. “We have set up the structure. We will never go back. We will move faster”, he pledged.
Tim Cook: Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers achieve with them.
Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Toyin Ayinde, has claimed that the SCOAN guest house, which collapsed September 12 leaving 116 people dead, was illegal.
According to The Nation, it was revealed during the Thursday Coroner hearing on the incident in Lagos.
Ayinde said that no approval was provided for the building at all, while the church building itself has 3 illegally erected floors.
He also said that based on the CCTV footage shown by the church, he noticed the building fell symmetrically.
After the September tragedy a lot of accusations were made both from the side of Lagos State authorities and the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) founded by pastor T.B. Joshua.
The officials insisted that the incident was caused by illegal erection of 3 extra floors in the guest house, which caused the collapse. At the same time the clergyman opposed it was an attack on his church and provided the video showing a strange aircraft hovering above the building hours before the tragedy.
The scandal escalated as the prophet was accused of bribing journalists for the latter to write in a positive key about him and his church.
Nigerians split over the matter: some demanded for Joshua’s arrest and the others expressed support towards the cleric describing the attacks on him as an attempt to break the man of God.
The hearing continues, and T.B. Joshua is to testify on November 5.
A 300level English Language student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Annabel Nzubechukwu Edeh, has not been seen since she left a night club with an unknown man many weeks ago in Awka, Anambra state.
Annabel had gone to the night club with friends on September 17th and as the group of girls prepared to leave, Annabel told her friends she was in need of money so would go home with a guy she’d met at the club and would return to school the following morning. It’s been 6 weeks and Annabel hasn’t been seen.
Joy Willaims, a 23-year old Nigerian girl has left her families in sorrow after travelling to Bangkok this month for a buttock augmentation without their consent.
Joy travelled to Bangkok with £2000 to have the surgery at SP clinic which turned out to be a success at first, but shortly after that, it turned out that her wounds had already become infected.
She rushed back for a corrective surgery, but sadly Joy died on the operating table. Continue...
Her family has denied ever knowing she travelled to Bangkok and said she was a girl loved by all. Here is what her brother who spoke to Dailymail from Lagos said about her demise;
“We don't really know what went wrong, we only know what is in reports in the media. She was a very nice and caring person.She brought joy to people's lives.She was a beautiful girl, loved by everybody. We will miss her so much.'
He added that family members are planning to visit the country so they could get her corspe.
The doctor who carried out the procedure, Sompob Sansiri, has however been arrested and officials say they have already started investigating the cause of her death.
Though born in Lagos, Joy moved to Thamesmead with her mom in 2007 and had visited Thailand twice before deciding to go for the surgery.
Yvonne Jegede told Encomuim magazine, she doesn't walk on the streets with her cleavage exposed..
I don’t expose my cleavage, it was a photo shoot. You don’t see me walking on the street with my cleavage hanging out. It was a photo shoot. I felt I have some features that people should know of. Even with that, some people still believe that she has a lot of boobs but no behind, that is wrong. I am coming out to showcase. I think the older I get, the more comfortable I am in my skin. You get secured, more confident with age. If I feel very comfortable showing off my curves, my cleavage, excuse me, it is my body. But I will not walk around naked. I wear whatever I am comfortable with.
Tonto Dikeh took to instagram to air her frustration after damaging the screens of 2 iPhone 6 in the space of three days.JUST A MAD GIRL!!
An unidentified suspected rapist has been killed in the Lekki area of Lagos State while attempting to rape a 22-year-old woman, Ifeoma Okechukwu.
It was learnt that the incident happened on Monday, around 12.30pm, in Atlantic View Estate, Alpha Beach Road, Lekki.
Punch learnt that Okechukwu was on her menstrual period and had gone out to buy sanitary pads.
The Imo State indigene was said to be on her way back home when she was accosted by the stranger.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
The coroner conducting an inquest into the cause of the building collapse at The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, today, threatened to order the arrest of T.B Joshua, the church’s founder, if he fails to honour the invitation extended to him, Premium Times reports.
The Magistrate said the court does not owe anyone an explanation for its decision to invite Mr. Joshua.
Mr. Joshua, whose real name is Temitope Balogun Joshua, is billed to testify at the inquest on November 5.
“If he doesn’t come, he will be arrested, please advise him,” the coroner told the church’s counsel at the inquest.
“The sheriff said he has served him (a witness summons) and I have the evidence of that. If he cannot come on that day, he should tell us why he cannot come.”
The magistrate was however responding to an earlier suggestion by Lateef Fagbemi, the church’s counsel, that only people who would be of relevance to the court ought to be invited.
“I have gone through all the depositions filed, no mention has been made of Joshua,” Mr. Fagbemi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, said.
“I will suggest that it is those who can be of assistance from the SCOAN that will be invited.”
To support his argument, Mr. Fagbemi cited Section 32 of the Coroner Law where the court was vested with the power to summon anyone that can give “material evidence” during an inquest.
“He must be someone who must be able to assist you. Has there been anything said against Joshua?” Mr. Fagbemi argued.
But the coroner stood his ground, reminding the lawyer that the court specifically invited Mr. Joshua and not The Synagogue Church.
“The church is not our problem here. We summoned the prophet, we summoned the contractors. The prophet is different from the church,” the coroner said.
In a related development, Olukoya Ogungbeje, a Lagos based lawyer, has approached a Federal High Court in Lagos praying for an order restraining the coroner from conducting further proceedings on the inquest.
Joined as defendants in his suit include the Lagos State Government, the Attorney General of the state, and Mr. Komolafe (the coroner) as first to third defendants.
Mr. Ogungbeje argued that the composition of the Coroner’s inquest was a negation of the principle of natural justice and Section 36 of the Constitution, and as such it was unconstitutional, null and void.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, claimed that Willie Obiano, the new Anambra governor who has been in office for less than a year, has done better than Peter Obi already.
Speaking to a newspaper reported with The Punch, Umeh said this: “We have another governor of APGA who is in charge of Anambra State and he is doing very well for the state and for the party. There is no reason our people will want to vote for any other party apart from APGA. People are happy with the administration of Governor Obiano. He has given them security, which Obi could not provide.
“Our people are exceedingly happy with the security situation in Anambra State. People now sleep with their two eyes closed. Under Obi’s administration people were kidnapped behind the governor’s lodge. There is nothing they can use to campaign against out party. We are in good stead to win elections in Anambra State in 2015.”
Umeh also said that the recent defection of Obi to the PDP will not negatively affect the party’s chances in next year’s poll.
“We are working hard round the clock to prepare for the 2015 elections. The defection of former governor Peter Obi will not affect APGA in anyway. Obi is not contesting election, at least, that much I know. If he is coming out to campaign, he would be asking people to vote for another person, not himself. We are not perturbed, we are going to win. Our people are supporting APGA. People are voting for APGA not because of Obi they are voting for APGA because of what it represents for them,” he said.
Speaking about a recent rally which the party held in Owerri, the Imo capital, Umeh said the turnout was very impressive and a proof that Imo is coming under APGA next year.
“Imo State is electrified already by the activities of APGA and people are very happy that the party is there again and they are ready to support the party in 2015. On October 3, we did a sensitisation rally that can pass for a presidential rally. There was a mammoth crowd in Owerri. Nobody is left in doubt that APGA is coming to reclaim the state in 2015,” he said.
Halle Berry opened up to Yahoo Style on how she keeps her boobs perky. The 48 year old mother of two said she takes the advice of her mum who told her to always wear a good bra, or gravity will show no mercy.
“My Mother said if I don’t want my boobs to hit my knees by the time I’m 30, always wear a bra, even to bed,”
On her husband Oliver Martinez changing her,she said
“I have definitely changed as a result of being married to a French husband,. “French women would not put their sweats on and run out to the market. So I care more about what I wear out of the house, because if not, he calls me out on it.“They put a lot of energy into their outerwear, but also their underwear,They’re not going to get caught in an emergency room without being prepared.”
Some men will like this ..A new research claims, men who sleep with multiple women are less likely to develop prostrate cancer.The Researchers found men who have more than 20 sexual partners slashed their risk of prostate cancer by 28 per cent.And men who have slept with more than 20 women reduced their chances of getting the most aggressive tumours by 19 per cent.
It further states that ,Celibacy doubles the risk of the disease.The rationale behind the findings is that regular intercourse may flush out cancer causing chemicals as the prostate secretes the bulk of the fluid in semen.The study claims masturbation and having much sex with one partner doesn't count ..
When asked if it meant health authorities would encourage men to sleep with many women in their lives to protect against prostate cancer, Professor Marie-Elise Parent replied:
'We are not there yet. 'It is possible that having many female sexual partners results in a higher frequency of ejaculations, whose protective effect against prostate cancer has
The research was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology.
President Jonathan To Pick 2015 PDP Presidential Nomination Form Tomorrow - See List Of Those Who Donated
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT JONATHAN TO COLLECT PDP NOMINATION FORM FOR 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS TOMORROW, THANKS ALL NIGERIANS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED FUNDS TO PAY FOR FORM
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will tomorrow, Thursday, October 30 pick up the PDP nomination form for the 2015 Presidential elections.
President Jonathan thanks all Nigerians, members of the PDP, friends, associates, and all groups who in sincere appreciation of the achievements of the administration in the last four years, have been urging him to seek a second term in office.
President Jonathan is greatly encouraged by the overwhelming outpouring of goodwill and support, as well as the confidence of the generality of Nigerians in his ability to continue to transform the country for the good of all of its people.
The President is also grateful to all the persons, groups and communities who have sent donations, and made pledges to assist him to pay the required N22 million for the PDP Presidential Nomination Fee and Expression of Interest Form.
He acknowledges, and accepts with immense gratitude, the following donations and pledges that he has received from a broad section of Nigerians:
1.Mr. Kennedy Ikenna Odoeme – N5, 000
2.Mr Ezemagu Sunday Nnamdi – N10, 000
3.PDP Governors – N22 Million
4.Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) – N22m
5.Ogbia LGA Stakeholders, Bayelsa state – N5m
6.Otuoke Community Stakeholders – N2m
7.Brass LGA Stakeholders, Bayelsa state – N50, 000
8.Bayelsa State PDP Stakeholders- N5m
9.Northern Youths Forum – N2m
10.Central Market Traders Union, Kaduna State – N1m
11.PDP Stakeholders, Zaria LGA – N500, 000
12.PDP Stakeholders, Yobe State – N500, 000
13.PDP Stakeholders, Kaduna State- N2m
14. Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore – N5m
15.The Goodluck Support Group, Gombe State – N1m
16. Adamawa State PDP Stakeholders – N3m
17.Ebonyi State PDP Stakeholders- N2m
18.Kogi State PDP Stakeholders – N5m
19. Rivers State PDP Stakeholders – N5m
20. The 2015 Project – N1m
21.Team Goodluck, Ondo North Senatorial District – N5m
22.Middle Belt PDP Women Support Group for GEJ 2015 – N500, 000
23.King David Generation Foundation, Jos – N200, 000
24.Behwong Weneng Yere Duk, Jos – N200,000
25.Redemption 3 Youth Organization, Plateau State – N500, 000
26.Plateau State Indigenes Association, Abuja – N300,000
27.Gombe Youth United for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan 2015 – N500, 000
28. Gombe Youth Vanguard for PDP- N500, 000
29.Yamahu/Deba Goodluck Support Group – N200, 000
30.Coalition of Gombe Support Groups for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan – N2
31.Hinna Youth Coalition for Goodluck – N500, 000
32.Nigerian Women Pray for Jonathan - N1m
33.National Association of Widows - N100, 000
34.National Council of Women Societies - N500, 000
35.Female members of the PDP Board of Trustees - N500,000
36.Joint Association of Persons with Disabilities - N100,000
37.National Association of Market Women - N500, 000
38.Community Awareness and Development Network – N1 m
President Jonathan assures the donors that he will continue to do his utmost best at all times to fully justify the great confidence they have placed in his leadership.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
October 29, 2014
A father sued a Connecticut elementary school on Tuesday, saying his 7-year-old daughter was discriminated against and banned from school for 21 days based on irrational fears of Ebola because she attended a wedding in Nigeria.
Stephen Opayemi filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut. He asked a judge to order the schools in Milford, Connecticut, to immediately permit his daughter to return to her third-grade class.
A Nasa rocket due to be visible across the East Coast on its way to the International Space Station has blown up on the launchpad.
The rocket exploded six seconds after liftoff from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island in Virginia.
Launch is part of $1.9bn private contract to launch cargo to space station.
A female shoplifter was stripped to her waist by a merciless store owner after she was caught stealing in her store. The shoplifter, 28 year old Yu Chung, went into the store in China's Zhejiang province to buy clothes and stuffed some into her bag without paying for them.
The angry store owner, 39 year old Mei Hsueh, who caught her red handed, descended on her, removed her top to prevent her from running away, then removed her bra and pushed her outside of her store. Of course a crowd gathered to watch, some took photos.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Ini Edo who has focused her attention on making new movies and forging
ahead with her career as a top Nollywood actress has put the bitter experience of her marriage behind her. Responding to some of the questions being asked from her fans, Ini said:“I knew I had become matured when I realised every situation does not need a reaction. Sometimes you just ‘gotta’ leave people to do the lame sh**t they do”
After 30 years of silence, Barbara Bowman is revealing just how serious things were. According to her, “’I’m finally revealing all of my full story in hopes that others will learn to read the tell-tale signs of abuse and not wait as long as I did. No one believed me for years. They said Bill would never do that. That it was preposterous. But I’m putting my name out there and standing behind these words, just like Burress. No more code of silence.”
What made Barbara come forward now?
Well a few days ago a comedian Hannibal Burress attacked the image of Bill Cosby and asked why he is still a much loved American figure even after being accused of rape by 13 women. Barbara credits her courage to Hannibal Buress and says, “I thank Hannibal Burress for speaking out over and over again, despite the threats from the Industry that it could ruin his career. He is standing up for me and the other women who are too afraid to speak out.”
Barbara Bowsman described a particular time at his New York house:
We ate in the kitchen. I had one glass of red wine with dinner. My next recollection is me, coming to, slumped over the toilet bowl, throwing up. I was wearing a man’s white t-shirt and my panties. The t-shirt was not mine. Bill was standing over me, holding my hair out of my face as I threw up. I had no idea how I’d gotten there. I’d had one glass of wine with dinner. He was trying to soothe me with his words, “It will be okay. It’s okay.”
By the time I came to, the staff was gone. No one in the house but us. And as the fogginess lifted, he escorted me to the couch where I recovered. I then got dressed and he called me a cab. I was mystified. It was a sick pit in my stomach, knowing that I was out of control over the last undetermined amount of time. And that I was undressed, while he was in a white robe, and how had I gotten there.
Barbara Bowsman shares, “Maybe he should also teach his fictitious TV family how to escape the talons of sexual predators. Bill used to tell me that he was my father figure and that I needed to trust him as a father, 100 percent. Then he’d drug me and attack me. I was too afraid to talk back. He told me over and over again, “Trust me like I was your father.” He zeroed in on that like a laser beam.”
She describes another time in Reno, Nevada, in 1986:
He turned out all the lights. It was completely pitch black. He laid me down on the couch and started caressing and touching me all over. Then he put my hand on his penis, covering it with his hand. He had me masturbate him. I couldn’t see what was going on. When it was over, I ran out of the room and threw up.
‘It was so invasive and frightening and humiliating. There was no way I could tell my mother. I couldn’t even admit it to myself. I tried to convince myself that I’d imagined it. That it was a one-time thing, that it wouldn’t happen again. And I was paralyzed with fear.
Thyblackman.com shares three reasons why Barbara Bowsman’s story is believeable even though there has been quite a backlash of her being financially motivated. According to thyblackman.com, “Despite money being passed around, the notion that the allegations were all financially-motivated is highly questionable for at least three reasons: 1) The massive number of women who’ve come forward (which might mean there are others who were afraid to speak up), 2) the consistency of their stories, and 3) the fact that Barbara Bowman couldn’t receive a dime from her interview in Newsweek, since the statute of limitations had passed and she couldn’t be financially compensated in a lawsuit.”
This is a really sad moment for a lot of people who have Bill Cosby etched in their childhood memories and hopefully Bill Cosby releases a statement soon to address these issue.