Pages

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pope conducts wedding for couple during a flight




Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, 41, were recently joined together in matrimony at 36,000ft in a ceremony officiated by the Pope.
The pair were working on board an aircraft taking Francis from Santiago to Iquique during his three-day visit to Chile, when the magical moment happened. 
Ruiz and Elorriga were married in a civil ceremony eight years ago, and had been planning a religious ceremony at their parish church, near Santiago. 
But their plans were ruined when the church was destroyed in an 8.8 magnitude earthquake which also triggered a tsunami, killing 500 in total. While Pope Francis was on board on Thursday the pair asked him to bless the union. 📸: AFP/GettyImages 
Read More »

Nigerian man prevented from committing suicide in support of a presidential aspirant



Read More »

Court orders popular OAP to cater for his abandoned daughter

Lagos State Television (LTV) presenter, Jare Martins, has been ordered by a Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, to pay for the upkeep of his 15-year-old daughter, Matilda Oluwapamilerinayo Martins. 
According to TheNation, Justice Morenikeji Obadina ordered Martins, the Aare Mayegun of Ogere, Ogun State, to refund to Matilda’s mother, Miss Adenike Adeniyi, the sum of N615,100 spent on her education from birth. 
The judge made a lump sum award of N2.5million to Adeniyi to be paid by Martin “forthwith” following the “emotional stress” caused her by the presenter’s “refusal to take up parental responsibility for the child.” 

She ordered the TV host to take responsibility for Matilda’s education till university level and pay her mother N150,000 every month for their daughter’s upkeep, “until she graduates from University and starts working.” 

The judge gave the verdict on Thursday while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Adeniyi on November 22, 2016. The applicant ‎averred in her claim that she had a relationship with Martins in 2001, following which she conceived and gave birth to their daughter. 
She testified that her pregnancy was the result of Martin’s promise to marry her if she proved her fertility. Adenike told Justice Obadina that five months after she conceived, Martin, who initially accepted paternity, demanded that she abort the pregnancy but she refused. 
According to her, this annoyed the respondent and he assaulted her. “I had to sell all my personal belongings and obtained loans to take care of the child till date,” she added. 
The judge observed that during an interaction with the child on May 22, 2017, she told the court that she was 15 and met her dad only once in her life, when she was 12 years old. 
Read More »

Nigerians are deceitful, manipulative and wicked – Singer Waje



Read More »

Driver causes fatal accident while trying to forcibly kiss passenger


A passenger died on the spot while three others are recuperating in hospital after a vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a culvert before summersaulting severally. 
According to SDE, the accident occurred in Ikolomani, Kenya. A woman who was at the co-driver’s seat died instantly while the driver was left unconscious. 
Moses Makhanu, a survivor claimed that the driver was caressing the woman in the passenger seat next to him. Makhanu claimed that the driver almost lost control of the matatu at Sigalagala National Polytechnic when he tried to forcibly kiss the woman, but managed to steady the car. 
He said they cautioned him against reckless driving, but the driver insulted them and even threatened to throw them out of the vehicle. “The driver appeared drunk. 
You could hear him telling the lady how he loves her and wanted to marry her. When the vehicle got to the accident scene, he attempted to kiss the woman by force,” he claimed.
Read More »

Man Arrested For Stabbing His Gay Friend 20 Times For Kissing Him

20-year-old Southern California man, Samuel Woodward, is charged with murder in the stabbing death of a former high school classmate. 19-year-old Ivy League student Blaze Bernstein was reportedly stabbed more than 20 times. His body was found in a park earlier this month, one week after he disappeared.
Bernstein had been on a break from the University of Pennsylvania, visiting his parents. Prosecutors say Samuel Woodward picked up Bernstein at his parent’s home back on January 2 after the two communicated on Snapchat. 
Bernstein’s parents reported him missing the next day and one week later his body was found in a shallow grave in a park. Investigators say Woodward had scratches and dirt on his hands. While under surveillance, he returned to the crime scene and also cleaned his vehicle.
He was arrested Friday. Police say no weapon has been found and they are still trying to determine a motive in the case, but according to an affidavit obtained by the Orange County Register, Woodward told investigators he became angry after Bernstein, who was gay, kissed him the night he disappeared. 📸: LAtimes/Facebook
Read More »

Fleeing man nabbed after killing someone in Ogun State



A Fulani man has been apprehended in Ogun State after stabbing his tribesman to death during an argument today. 
According to an eyewitness report, the suspected killer, Abubakar, stabbed the deceased 3 times in the stomach and back in Ilishan Remo. 
Abubakar, still stained with the blood of the deceased, was however nabbed while trying to flee. The cause of their argument is yet to be known.
Read More »

Nigerian mom publicly dissociates herself from her daughter’s defection to APC


 

Read More »

Giant sea turtle butchered after being washed ashore at Nigerian Customs barracks, Seme border, on Sunday

Read More »

Giant sea turtle butchered after being washed ashore at Nigerian Customs barracks, Seme border, on Sunday

Read More »

Giant sea turtle butchered after being washed ashore at Nigerian Customs barracks, Seme border, on Sunday

Read More »

Beverly Osu expecting her first child


Read More »

Akwa Ibom sacks medical doctor for theft of beds


A Consultant and Medical Superintendent, Psychiatric Hospital, Eket, identified as Dr. Nwaopara A.U, has been sacked by the Akwa Ibom Government, for allegedly stealing six hospital beds and converting them to personal use. 
According to NAN, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, made the disclosure while addressing the management and staff of the hospital in Eket on Friday. 
He alleged that the doctor stole the beds in October, 2017, and converted them to use in his private hospital in Marina area of Eket. But Dr Nwaopara told TheNation that the matter was in court. 
“We have terminated the appointment of the doctor who stole the beds in the psychiatric hospital and converted them to personal use. We will not condone such attitude from any doctor. I want to thank the management of the hospital for their cooperation during the investigations,” Ukpong said.
Read More »

Photos: Kidnappers kill 2 policemen, abduct 4 expatriates in Kaduna



Four expatriates, two Americans and two Canadians were, Tuesday evening, kidnapped on Kwoi-Jere Road by gunmen. 
It was gathered that the victims had visited Kafanchan and Kaura, but were ambushed on their way back around 7p.m. on Tuesday. Their security guards were killed by the gunmen, before whisking their victims to an unknown destination. 
Read More »

Clink Banner