Sunday, August 16, 2015

Catholic priest killed in Imo

During the weekend, a Claretian priest of the Catholic Church was murdered in Owerri, Imo state.
The priest, whose full identity could not be ascertained at press time, was an academic staff of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident, he said the priest was murdered by assassins on a bush path.
Enwerem said:

Railway line rehabilitated with N1.6bn overgrown with bush

The Federal Government’s newly rehabilitated rail loop lines linking various oil tank farms at Apapa, Lagos have been overtaken by thick bush, eight months after rehabilitation, Financial Vanguard investigation has revealed. The project which was handled by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, has remained unused after it was completed.

Clouds hang over Centenary City

Dust raised over Centenary City project has refused to settle. The strife which started last year has now locked former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Vice Chairman South-south, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh in mordant recriminations.

Police arrest 78-year-old man for raping girl, 11

Police in Lagos have arrested a 78-year-old man, Alhaji Dauda Adebowale, for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl, Remilekun (not her real name).

The incident was said to have happened in Pen Cinema, in the Agege area of the state.
It was learnt that some time in June 2015, Remilekun was passing by a shop where the old man lived alone when he called to send her on an errand.

The Patient with half a brain

One patient at a hospital in France got the most unlikely of shocks when he went for a check-up on a leg injury - to be told he was missing half of his brain.The 44-year-old father-of-two, who has not been identified, amazed doctors who could not believe he had survived.

The bizarre diagnosis has only just been brought to light in the respected medical journal, The Lancet, but actually happened in 2007.

13-year-old CEO successfully runs 5-Employee, $200,000 in Sales Business

He is only 13, but he has accomplished more in his short years than most have by 30. His bow ties have produced $200,000 in sales, and he has five employees on payroll which include his mother and grandmother. Not to mention, he has been celebrated by Oprah’s O Magazine, Steve Harvey and mentor/FUBU founder Daymond John.

Another Colour revolution? Brazil Protests Demanding President Rousseff's Impeachment

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets across 22 Brazilian states and the federal capital, Brasilia to join demonstrations demanding President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to join demonstrations demanding President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment.

Indonesian Twin-Turbo Aircraft Carrying 54 People Just Disappears

An Indonesian  aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls.

"We can't confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane," BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters by phone.

"It's a Trigana airline plane carrying 54 people including 5 crew. We are working to get more details."

Teenager gets 28 years in prison for stabbing his Mum to death

A North Miami-Dade teen who stabbed his mother to death with a butcher knife then lived with the body for eight days, even throwing a party pleaded guilty Friday and agreed to spend 28 years in prison.
Kit Darrant pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the March 2012 slaying of Renette Emile, 35.
The plea deal will spare his younger brother and aunt from having to relive the gruesome facts of the case at trial, a prosecutor told the judge.

23-year-old admission seeker commits suicide in Lagos

On Sunday a 23-year-old, identified only as Ugochukwu, was found hanging in his apartment in Festac. It was gathered that on Sunday at about 12pm, Ugochukwu’s mother, identified only as Ngozi, and his two siblings came back from church to find him hanging in the sitting room, dead.

Yemen Map of War, August 6 – 14, 2015: Saudi-led Forces Advance on Sana’a

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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State (ISIS) have already used the recent success of the Saudi Arabia-led forces to increase their territorial control and boost their actions in central and southern Yemen. The US and Saudi Arabia believe the coalition’s recent series of victories will push different Saudi-backed militant groups to commit to self-styled Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Nonetheless, militant group leaders clearly understand that the only reason for the recent success is strong support from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates armored units. So, the separatist Southern Resistance won’t state an official allegiance to the Saudi Arabian doll Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Afghanistan Map of War, August 16, 2015: Taliban’s Disunity Hasn’t Made the Group Any Less Lethal

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This year the political environment in the Central Asia has been favorable to peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban.

$600m Chinese Rail Loan Not Diverted – Okonjo-iweala

The immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Sunday described as untrue allegation that a substantial part($600m) of the $1bn Chinese loan obtained for railway projects, was diverted.

Okonjo-Iweala, in a statement by her Media Adviser, Mr Paul Nwabuikwu, also explained that contrary to the allegation, the Kano-Lagos rail project was not part of the project listed for funding from the Chinese loan.

'Dead Meat' in the Skies: F-35 Will Be Torn to Pieces by Old Fighter Jets

The controversy surrounding the US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is still simmering, prompting experts to pose the question: what if the United States Air Force had dropped the F-35 many years earlier?

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's newest and most expensive warplane ever, has become a great disappointment for the United States Air Force and sparked fierce criticism from Western experts and lawmakers.

TRAGIC END: Brother Stabs Elder Sibling To Death Over Dirty Dishes


Tragedy struck on Majente Street, in Akute, Ogun State, when Ekene, the younger brother of 25-year-old Kenneth Chikwado Agbamone stabbed him to death following an al­tercation about washing dirty plates.

Kenneth and Ekene had a heated argument because the younger one failed to wash dirty plates the family ate with earlier in the evening.