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Friday, May 25, 2018

How desperate husband killed wife to take over her estate

How desperate husband killed wife to take over her estate

The sisters of a dead woman are claiming her husband orchestrated her death in order to gain access to her estate.
Late Josephine Ibu and her three sisters agreed in 1999 to build a structure as a way of preserving their family name. They planned to build an imposing shopping complex in Lagos, to bear the family name, "Ibu Igbere Shopping Plaza."

In 2001, Josephine, then a spinster, bought two plots of land situated at Ago Palace Way, Okota, Isolo with money contributed by all the sisters, especially the two elder sisters who were based in the United States. The four daughters held joint tenancy of the property. Josephine had only started working with Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR) at the time so she couldn't afford to make as much donation as her elder sisters.
Some years later, a shopping complex was built on the land. Though they all contributed to the property, Josephine, who is based in Nigeria was the one who made payment for it, so the receipt for the purchase of the land had her name on it. She held the land in a representative capacity and in trust for all the Ibu sisters, considering that each of them made contributions towards erecting the said structures.
In 2004, Josephine got married to Anthony Ozoro but they separated in 2007, though they did not get a divorce, meaning she was still legally married to him. That same year, she married one Linus Biakoro. 
Biakoro was a married man with three kids and didn't legally divorce his wife before marrying Josephine, according to Josephine's sisters. So, the union between Josephine and Biakoro wasn't exactly legal.
In 2013, Josephine died. Since she was a staff of Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR), the company paid her death benefit to a Zenith bank account she held jointly with her second husband Biakoro.
Without informing her sisters or any members of her immediate family, Biakoro hurriedly  commenced burial rights for her. Her family heard of it and obtained an ex parte order from an Abia State High Court, Uturu, restraining Biakoro from proceeding with the burial rites. The order also froze the account into which her death benefits were paid, thereby restraining him from dealing with the death benefit. He, however, managed to gain access to the money and used it to the mortification of her family members.
Biakoro also tried to claim Josephine's properties, including the ones she built with her sisters. But her sisters have said he has no right to those properties since he wasn't legally married to their sister, and also because the properties belong to them all, not just their sister, even though it has only her name on it. 
The sisters say Biakoro is an imposter and a gold digger and they allege that he battered their sister till she died just so he could lay hands on her properties.
Ann Ibu, Josephine's younger sister, under oath, said in the statement of claim that Biakoro, in order to appropriate and convert the deceased’s estate, subjected Josephine to untold domestic violence despite the fact that she was a sickle cell patient.

Josephine ran away from home when she couldn't endure the violence and went to stay with Ann in Gbagada. According to Ann, Biakoro initially began to employ ceaseless menacing threats and violence to harass Josephine into handing over to him the original Documents of Title to the said land on which the shopping plaza in Okota was built. Fearing for her life, she moved in with her younger sister Ann for two months, during which she handed over to Ann the title documents for safe-keeping.

But she later returned to the home she shared with Biakoro and few days after returning to Biakoro, she was dead. 

The deceased's sisters insist Biakoro killed her to gain access to her properties. They also say the properties aren't hers alone so he can't claim them. Also, they say he has no right to what share of the properties belongs to Josephine because he wasn't legally married to her.
The matter comes up for hearing on July 24, 2018.
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This Nigerian has an uncanny resemblance to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

This Nigerian has an uncanny resemblance to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

This guy took to twitter to show off his looks and users couldn't help but notice the close resemblance to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.
 
This Nigerian has an uncanny resemblance to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman
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Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family

Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family

A Coat of Arms has been created for Meghan Markel, the Duchess of Sussex. The Coat of Arms is to cement Meghan's role as the Duchess of Sussex. 

Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family

Kensington Palace shared the design on their Twitter page and Instagram Story and said:
The design of the Arms was agreed and approved by Her Majesty The Queen and Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England), who is based at the College of Arms in London.
Her Royal Highness worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was both personal and representative.

Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family

The design features many elements that reflect Meghan’s heritage.
The Palace explained:
The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, while the two golden rays across the shield are symbolic of the sunshine of The Duchess's home state. The three quills represent communication and the power of words.
Beneath the shield on the grass sits a collection of golden poppies, California's state flower, and wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.

Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family

It is written on the Royal.uk website that It is customary for Supporters of the shield (in this case, the animals on the sides) to be assigned to members of the royal family, and for wives of members of the royal family to have one of their husband’s Supporters and one relating to themselves.
The Supporter relating to the Duchess of Sussex is a songbird with wings elevated as if flying and an open beak, which with the quill represents the power of communication.

Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family

Meghan also has been assigned a new Coronet.
The Palace said:
It is the Coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the Heir Apparent.
It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.

In a sweet nod to Meghan’s recent nuptials, there are "arms of a married woman…shown with those of her husband and the technical term is that they are impaled, meaning placed side by side in the same shield."
Kate Middleton, 36, was given a Coat of Arms along with her husband Prince William, 35, in 2013, and it is likely Meghan will get the same with Prince Harry later in to their marriage.


Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family

Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family
Meghan Markle now has her own Coat of Arms created for her by the royal family
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FG declares Tuesday, May 29th public holiday

FG declares Tuesday, May 29th?public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29, as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day.

Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued by Dr M. Umar the Permanent Secretary.  

Dambazau congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and pledged government’s continued dedication to entrenching democracy in the country. He also urged all Nigerians to trust and support the government in its commitment to building an indivisible, peaceful and greater nation based on the tenets of democracy.

The Minister wished all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration.
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North Korea says Kim Jong Un is still willing to meet Donald Trump "at any time," despite the cancellation of the June 12 summit

North Korea says Kim Jong Un is still willing to meet Donald Trump "at any time," despite the?cancellation of the June 12 summit

North Korea has said its supreme leader, Kim Jong Un is still willing to meet Donald Trump "at any time," despite the US President's abrupt cancellation of what would have been a historic summit between the two leaders, scheduled for June 12.

Kim Kye Gwan, a top official at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, said Trump's decision to cancel the talks runs counter to the global community's wishes for peace on the Korean Peninsula. "We would like to make known to the US side once again that we have the intent to sit with the US side to solve problem(s) regardless of ways at any time," said Kim in comments published by the country's state-run news agency KCNA Friday.

He also said Trump's decision is "not consistent with the desire of humankind for peace and stability in the world, to say nothing of those in the Korean Peninsula."

President Trump canceled the summit on Thursday in a letter addressed to Kim Jong Un, citing recent hostile comments from top North Korean officials and concern over Pyongyang's commitment to giving up its nuclear weapons. Trump said it would be "inappropriate" to have the summit given his worries.
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Catholic priest infected with Ebola in Congo

Catholic priest infected with Ebola in Congo



The current outbreak of Ebola is spreading in Democratic Republic of Congo as a Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the virus.  

According to health officials in Congo, he was infected in the town of Mbandaka. “We have quarantined a priest from the diocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro who tested positive” for the Ebola virus, a medical source told AFP.

DRC health officials launched a small, targeted vaccination campaign this week to help rein in the latest Ebola outbreak in the country, which so far has claimed 27 lives. Kinshasa announced on May 8 that there had been cases of the notorious haemorrhagic fever in a remote northwestern district called Bikoro.  

According to a World Health Organization count, 58 cases have been identified since early April. It was not possible to establish on Thursday whether the priest was among them.  Meanwhile, UNICEF said Thursday it was committed to helping schools and children in the fight against the spread of the virus. 
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Will Smith to sing official song for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Will Smith to sing official song for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

FIFA has announced that Will Smith will be singing the official song for 2018 World Cup in Russia with fellow artistes Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi.
The Hollywood actor and rapper Smith, and American singer Jam together with Kosovar musician Istrefi have collaborated on the song, titled 'Live It Up'.

According to the football governing body, the three-man line-up will perform at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow before the final on July 15 and the song, produced by American DJ Diplo, will be officially released on Friday.

'As part of another exciting collaboration between FIFA and Sony Music, Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi will perform Live It Up, the official song of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia,' FIFA announced in a statement.
'Fans will have enough time to learn the lyrics as Live It Up will be released on multiple streaming platforms this Friday, May 25. The FIFA World Cup official music video will be available as of June 7.'

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Protesters call Amnesty International 'sponsors of terrorism' as they storm the organisation's office


Protesters call Amnesty International

A group of protesters were spotted in from of the Abuja office of Amnesty International with placards bearing various writings.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian army has raised an alarm saying the organisation is about to release a fictitious report alleging rape of refugees at IDP camps by soldiers

Protesters call Amnesty International
Protesters call Amnesty International
Protesters call Amnesty International

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Photos: Nigerian man burnt to death in South Africa to be buried on Friday in Anambra State

Photos: Nigerian man burnt to death in South Africa to be buried on Friday in Anambra State

31-year-old Nigerian man, Clement Chukwuebuka Nwosu, who was murdered in Rustenberg, South Africa will be laid to rest on Friday, 25th May
Late Chukwuebuka will be buried in his hometown, Uruokwe village, Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Photos: Nigerian man burnt to death in South Africa to be buried on Friday in Anambra State
According to a statement by the Nigerian Community in South Africa, Chukwuebuka was attacked by a mob of South African nationals who perceived his intonation as that of a Nigerian and descended on him like a common criminal with all sorts of dangerous weapons right in the presence of South African Police officers. Read previous report here
He is survived by the South African wife and two children.
Photos: Nigerian man burnt to death in South Africa to be buried on Friday in Anambra State
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Kevin Federline takes Britney spears to court to demand for "at least 3 times" more in child support


 Kevin Federline takes Britney spears to court to demand for "at least 3 times" more in child support

Kevin Federline, who receives $20,000 monthly from ex-wife Britney Spears in child support, is taking her to court in a quest for more child support.
The DJ, who was married to the pop star for two years, has filed legal documents requesting a change in their child support agreement and for Spears to cover his attorney's fees associated with the case.

Spears has been paying the former backup dancer $20,000 in child support since 2008 for their two sons, Sean, 12, and Jayden, 11. Initially, reports emerged in March that the two were in private negotiations after Federline sought to revisit their existing agreement, but now, he is seeking the formal input of the court to increase the amount.

E! Online reports that in court documents filed on May 22, Federline argues that his income has decreased significantly since the last time their agreement was modified while he believes Spears' annual income is around $34 million according to news reports. Currently, he estimates his income at $3,000 a month, "less than 1 percent" of Spears' estimated income. 

In the documents, Federline claims he is less of a "name" and less in demand than he was a decade ago and, as such, his income has been negatively affected. He says he currently lives in a 2,000 square foot home with his current wife, their two children, two children from a previous marriage and the two sons he shares with Spears. As a result, he says he cannot provide a similar lifestyle as the one his kids enjoy with Spears, citing her 13,000 square foot house and a list of the property's amenities.

"Sean and Jayden have to share a room at my house," the documents state. "There is no room for them to invite friends over or to have sleepovers." He adds that he hasn't been able to take the children on a vacation in years. 
Therefore, he is requesting more child support "to provide some sort of remote parity between the lifestyles."
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Ekiti Assembly deputy speaker impeached

Ekiti Assembly deputy speaker impeached

The Ekiti state House of Assembly has impeached the Deputy Speaker, Segun Adewumi. He was impeached by the lawmakers today Thursday May 24th during plenary.
A new deputy speaker, Shina Animashaun, was elected to replace him. More details later.
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FG reacts to Amnesty International's report on soldiers raping IDP women and girls

FG reacts to Amnesty International



Earlier today, Amnesty International released a report in which soldiers were accused of raping and demanding sex from IDP women and girls in exchange for food.
The presidency has now reacted to the allegation. In a statement signed by the senior special assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, the Federal Government said the report released by AI lacked evidence. Read the statement below
The recent report released by the Amnesty International alleging human rights violation by Nigerian security agencies is inherently battling with credibility, falling vehemently short of evidential narration.
It is short on credibility because it does not contain factual leads that could have laid the foundation for investigative actions.
Findings are attributed to people but proper description of such people constituting the source of information is not provided.
Engagement was claimed to have been made with Nigerian authorities but which authority is it, is not provided with clarity. This then is just a wild goose chase report, in essence.
In some breath, the report seemed like the one in 2015, and the one in 2016, and the one after that year, the same things being recycled again and again.
It ignores the fact of the existing mechanisms put in place by the military, as a self-correcting step and the high-level committee constituted by the Presidency to examine any such claims.
Over this period of time, the Nigerian military had indeed established cases of abuse and punishments meted out from Orderly Room trials and Court Martials that resulted in losses of rank, dismissals, and trials and convictions by civil courts.
Indeed as President Buhari said during his recent joint press conference with President Trump at the White House: “the government of Nigeria remains deeply committed to the principles of human rights, as well as promotion and protection of people’s freedom, even in the process of fighting terror. We commit to ensure that all documented cases of human rights abuses are investigated, and those responsible for violation held responsible.”
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Breaking: President Trump cancels the proposed June 12th summit with Kim Jung Un

Breaking: President Trump cancels the proposed June 12th summit?with Kim Jung Un\

President Donald Trump has cancelled the planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from North Korea.

It came on a day that North Korea dismantled its nuclear bomb testing site, in the presence of some invited journalists. President Trump said in a letter to Kim released on Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was “inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”  
The president says the North Koreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, “but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”
Breaking: President Trump cancels the proposed June 12th summit?with Kim Jung Un
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Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by multiple women

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by multiple women

Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, making him the latest in the long line of popular men who have been accused in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

The woman accused the actor of inappropriate behavior and harassment. The allegations surfaced Thursday in a report from CNN, with eight individuals telling the network that they were victims of harassment and inappropriate behavior by Freeman. Sixteen people in total spoke to CNN about the actor’s alleged behavior as part of the investigation. 

An unidentified woman told the network she was harassed by Freeman in 2015 while working as a production assistant for the comedy "Going in Style" starring the famed actor.
The woman said Freeman often touched her inappropriately and made comments about her body and clothing daily.
Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear" at one point while they worked together, the woman alleged. Actor Alan Arkin "made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say."
Another woman told CNN that while working on the 2012 movie "Now You See Me," Freeman sexually harassed her multiple times.
"He did comment on our bodies," the second accuser told CNN. "We knew that if he was coming by ... not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted," she said.?
??????Other inappropriate behavior included staring at women’s breasts, massaging an intern’s shoulders, asking a woman how she felt about sexual harassment and asking women to twirl for him, according to CNN. 
Freeman has not reacted to the allegations.
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