Saturday, 6 July 2013

Victoria Beckham covers Vogue China

Brand Beckham is continuing to make waves in China.

Victoria Beckham unveiled her cover of the August edition of Vogue China magazine on her Twitter page on Friday.
The fashion designer posed for Josh Olins for the cover shoot of the iconic magazine, which comes just two weeks after Posh, 39, and husband David, 38, visited the Far East.
Super excited for my Vogue China cover shot by Josh Olins! Thank u @Angelica_Cheung x vb
— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) July 5, 2013
She namechecked Vogue China's editor Angelica Cheung as she tweeted: Super excited for my Vogue China cover shot by Josh Olins! Thank u @Angelica_Cheung x vb.'

Expanding Brand Beckham: Victoria and her husband David appearing on the China Central TV show in Beijing on June 23
During their joint visit to China, Victoria and David found their presence caused a huge stir, with thousands of fans fighting for a glimpse of the power couple.

Victoria promoted her fashion collection in a Beijing department store, while they made a joint appearance on the China Central TV show.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

President Goodluck directs PDP chairman and NWC committe to resign

President Goodluck Jonathan may have directed the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, and other members of the PDP National Working Committee to resign.
It was learnt  on Monday [Jun 17] that Jonathan  gave the directive  after  the  presidential committee on the PDP crises headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Pius Anyim,  submitted  its report to him in Abuja .

The order and submission of the report which noted that the party was drifting coincided with the lifting of the suspension of Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, by the 12-member Tukur-led NWC.

 A member of the presidential committee, who spoke PUNCH’s correspondent on condition of anonymity, added that Tukur and the other NWC members would tender their resignation letters at the party’s National Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday in Abuja.

He said apart from the PDP internal crises, the President was concerned about the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the manner majority of the NWC members came to office.

INEC had queried the affirmation method that returned  most  of the NWC members  to office.

It was also gathered that the NWC members were told that they risked being sacked if they failed to quit before Thursday.

A PDP source said, “If they fail to resign before Thursday, they will be sacked.” He added that the Presidency had already directed that a caretaker committee be set up in place of the NWC.

When contacted, a member of the NWC, who wondered how Jonathan’s directive was leaked, merely said it was true.

“How did the story leak? Yes, it is true. I am already packing my things from my office, “he said.

But another NWC member, who also admitted that they would cease to hold office   before Friday, said, “We are not resigning because President Jonathan asked us to do so.  If we resign, it will be because of the report by INEC. We will be resigning to protect the integrity of INEC.”

A national leader of the PDP confirmed the looming dissolution of the NWC, saying, “You remember INEC had said that it does not recognise the election of a majority of them (NWC members).

A member of the presidential committee which has governors Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta); Goodwill Akpabio, (Akwa Ibom);  Theodore Orji (Abia );   Isa Yuguda (Bauchi);  Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); and Gabriel Suswam (Benue),  as some of its members,  had said the panel was not pleased with happenings in the PDP.

He said, “Our report, which might not   please the President and the leadership of the party, is that the party is drifting. We have told him not to allow the party disintegrate further because whether we like it or not, the party is drifting dangerously and we have to arrest that.

The Board of Trustees of the party is expected to meet in Abuja on Wednesday.

It was gathered on Monday that pressure from PDP governors made Tukur and his team to lift the suspension on Wamakko at a press conference jointly addressed by himself, Akpabio and four other governors–Uduaghan, Orji, Yuguda and Shema.   Anyim and Gulak were also present at the briefing.

On why Amaechi’s suspension was not lifted, Akpabio said it was because of a case he (Amaechi) instituted against the party.

Monday, 17 June 2013

GOOD NEWS: Missing child from Winners Chapel found 2 years after

It was a lingering crisis that rocked Bishop David Oyedepo-led Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.k.a Winners Chapel, over the disappearance of a little girl known as Praise from the church two years ago.

Samuel Eleng and his wife, Favour, had their two year-old twin daughter missing at the children’s department of the Canaanland, Winners Chapel headquarters, Sango Ota, Ogun State on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2011.

The little girl, Praise has now been found, two years after she was declared missing. The girl was brought to church on Sunday [Jun 16] by her parents.

The girl, now around four years was reportedly sold to a woman in Kano.

The kidnapper who took Praise away from the woman (Sunday School teacher) confessed to committing the crime. By the end of the church service, Praise had gone missing from the class in which she was left.

The kidnapper said he was struck with a strange disease after kidnapping Praise. He also became blind.

In addition to this, he said he was always seeing the founder of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo, pursuing him with a sword in his dream, hence his decision to confess his sin.

The Bishop said the self-confessed kidnapper was taken to a branch of Winners Church by his wife.

 Additional Information - Nigerian Tribune

Sign death warrants, President Goodluck tells governors on fathers day

Culled from the vanguard by Ben Agande, Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on state governors not to shy away from signing death sentences passed on convicted criminals saying that as leaders, their responsibilities include doing both the “sweet and the ugly part” a long as it is sanctioned by law.

In a message at the Villa Chapel to commemorate the Fathers’ day celebration, president Jonathan expressed worry that discipline which used to be the hallmark of the family is gradually being eroded because of negative influence of modernism.

President Goodluck Jonathan (4th r) leading other fathers in the presentation of a special song during the 2013 Father’s Day celebration at the Aso Villa Chapel Abuja on Sunday (16/6/13).
He said: “These days, because of modern life, discipline is almost gone. Discipline can be in various forms. In the states, it could be admonition. Magistrate can just admonish and allow him to go. From admonition to various forms of punishments, it could be imprisonment. The extreme is capital punishment.

“In the case of capital punishment, the state governors will sign (the death sentence). Even governors sometimes find it difficult to sign. I have been telling the governors that they must sign because that is the law. The work we are doing have a very sweet part and a very ugly part and we must perform both. No matter how painful it is, it is part of their responsibilities” the president said.

He president said fathers are expected to be role models where children will want to be like their fathers, saying that they must of fail to discipline their children when necessary.

“I want to urge all of us who are fathers to discipline our children. No matter what you do, even if you show love and provide the needs of the family, if you don’t discipline your children, it is not good. So for us as parents, it is important for us to let our children constantly know that it is good to take the right path. It is good for them to know that they must be upright” the president said.

Earlier in his sermon, The President of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, Rev. Soja Bewarang,  said if Nigeria must move forward, those working with the President must refrain from stealing public funds and must be honest.

“If this country must survive, all men working under the President must practise honesty and they must not steal. He (the President) cannot fight corruption when you are not supporting him. He may try, but he cannot be everywhere. You are his representatives , so you must practise honesty and you must not steal,” he said.

He asked Nigerians to pray for good fathers like Enoch; those who will walk with God like Noah; those who will feat and trust God like Joshua; and men of faith like Abraham.

The special service which had Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State as the special guest of honour was also attended by the President’s mother, Eunice; Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State; Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih; members of the Federal Executive Council; new Controller-General of  Immigration, Mr. David Paradang; Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Ade Abolurin; and members of the National Assembly.

Others were the Ambassador of Ireland in Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Fhearghail; the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Uriel Palti; former House Leader, Tunde Akogun; Ndidi Elumelu; and Nollywood stars among others.

Governor Suntai discharged from United States hospital

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State has been discharged from the John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, United States, three months after he was brought to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from a German hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained during the October 2012 plane crash that involved him and some of his aides in Adamawa State.
It was learnt that the governor was discharged from the hospital weekend and is presently at his residence in New York.
One of his personal doctors, who gave his name as Dr. Andrew Smith, said Suntai will be advised to return back to Nigeria the moment he is confirmed fit to undergo a long distance flight.
Apart from Suntai’s wife, Hajia Hauwa Suntai and their children that were in the house, a top delegation of the state was also there to felicitate with the governor who had spent well over eight months both in German and United States hospitals.

Members of the delegation were a member representing Taraba state at the House of Representatives, Hon Haruna Manu, member of the state House of Assembly, Hon Mark Useni, former Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Abel Peter Diah and Hon Rebo Usman.
Dr. Andrew Smith dispelled all the rumour of Suntai’s ‘brain damage’ saying that the governor was very conscious and could see, stand, eat and recognise all the people around him by their names.
Meanwhile, Hajia Hauwa Suntai, who was full of thanks to God for bringing her husband back to life, having undergone very serious pains both in hospitals in Nigeria, Germany and the United States, said the family had nothing to hide about Suntai’s health adding that at the right time, she and her husband would speak with the press.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Paris Jackson's suicide attempt was because she was told she doesnt have the same biological father with her brother

Paris Jackson’s suicide attempt came days after she was told she does not have the same biological father as her brother Prince.

Paris, 15 — who sources say has always known Michael Jackson could not be her natural dad — was convinced she was Prince’s full sibling. She believed Debbie Rowe was their mum and an unnamed man their dad.

But after being told the truth, a string of rows followed between devastated Paris and Prince, 16.

She plunged into depression and is still in an LA hospital after reportedly slashing her wrists and downing pills on June 5.
Paris was given the news to prepare her for a tough grilling during the £26billion court fight between the Jackson family and concert firm AEG, who they blame for Michael’s death.

Last night [Jun 15] a family friend said:

Paris has always wanted to believe Michael was her dad, but was aware that wasn’t really the case. She was convinced her and Prince were full siblings. She always idolised him.

Paris is said to be feeling better but will stay in hospital for up to 30 days. She will then spend more time with mum Debbie, 54, in California. Paris is said to hate the “circus” at the Jackson household — but remains close to her grandma Katherine.  

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Kim kardashian gives birth to baby girl

From TMZ
Kim Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to KK tell TMZ the baby and Kim are both in good health. We're told Kim delivered the baby at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center this morning (Saturday June 15th)... 5 weeks sooner than originally planned. Our sources say BF Kanye West was there for the entire thing. We're told Kanye cancelled his appearance at his own record release party last night when Kim told him she was feeling "a little off." It is the first child for Kim and Kanye.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Man proposes to girlfriend with chicken burger

A MAN has proposed to his girlfriend with a diamond ring stuffed in a CHICKEN BURGER. Dennis went down on bended knee and surprised girlfriend Ann with the tasty sparkler - and she accepted.

The happy bride-to-be then uploaded a photo to Facebook of the romantic moment.
Ann - whose surname has been pixelated - commented, 'I said yes :D'.

The photo clocked 55 likes from her Facebook friends, yet no clues were given to the identity of the anonymous couple.

It's not clear where the wacky proposal took place - or if it took place at all - but the photo has gone viral.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Nigerian student cuts, swallows manhood in Ghana

A Nigerian student enrolled in one of the numerous tertiary institutions in Ghana has cut and swallowed his penis. The incident occurred last Friday. Although no one is sure what prompted the 25-year-old student (name withheld) to chop-off and practically ingest his manhood, Daily Sun gathered that he is currently on admission at one of Ghana’s teaching hospitals.
In Ghana, the average tuition fee per academic session for a non-Ghanaian student hovers around $6,000 (over N900,000). If his parents could pay his fees for studying in Ghana, it was doubtful hunger was not the boy’s reason.
So, was he jilted by a lover? Was it some senseless act of bravado or as a result of failure or poor grades? The student, who hails from Zaria, Kaduna State told Mr. Andrew Idi and other officials of the Nigerian High Commission Accra who visited him in hospital that he believed he was under a spell, when he carried out the bizarre act. Mr. Idi is Consular Officer at Nigeria’s mission in the Ghanaian capital. Reliable sources indicated more than 20,000 Nigerians are students in various tertiary institutions across the former Gold Coast.
And, the number is rising by the semester, as countless Nigerian parents are confident a child studying in a Ghanaian university is sure to complete her/his programme on schedule, whereas, back home some students had spent seven years on a four-year programme, without graduating because of suspension of academic activities, consequent upon incidences of labour strikes, closure of schools over terrorists’ attacks and other incidents.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dont Worry More of Us WIll Still Buy Private Jets --- Bsp Wale Oke

More pentecostal jets are in the offing according to the National Vice President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), southwest zone, Bishop Francis Wale Oke. He stated this through an article published in a national daily following the widespread criticism and condemnation that has greeted the acquisition of private jets by men of God lately.

According to him, the process towards the acquisition of private jets by pentecostal pastors has only just begun.
“They have seen a few jets. They ain’t seen nothing yet! More of us will still buy and maintain our jets because, by the mercy of God, we have been given the wisdom to do so.