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Friday, 31 March 2017
Atlanta Fire Rescue notified the public about the fire with this Instagram video just before 7 p.m. ET.
The fire department later tweeted that the bridge had collapsed.
The fire was put out by about 8 p.m., Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted.
There were no reports of injuries to drivers or emergency personnel,reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the blaze, but Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said authorities were investigating the possibility that PVC piping had caught fire, NBC News reported.
The deployment was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Adesina said Prof. Tijjani Bande from Kebbi State would proceed as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Representative to the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations Headquarters in New York; while Itegboje Samson from Edo State would proceed as Nigeria’s Ambassador/Deputy Representative, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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According to a Twitter user, @Ty_Fregz, the Best student of Pediatrics from University of Port -Harcourt allegedly received her prize money of N250, two years after graduation yesterday.
Ty_Fregz who is also a Doctor, disclosed that the prize money came from the Pediatrics Association of Nigeria.
Here's his tweet:
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos at about 6am on Friday.
The deportees, who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft.
Joseph Alabi, spokesperson of the Lagos airport police command, confirmed the development to NAN.
The deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), and the police.
Also on ground to receive them were officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
NAN gathered that the deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and given stipends to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.
The Italian government on March 8 deported 37 Nigerians from the country for similar reasons.
Brad Pitt looks a shadow of his former self in shocking new pictures after split from Angelina Jolie
|Brad Pitt emerged looking shockingly thin and gaunt in Los Angeles on Wednesday.|
As the father-of-six arrived at his creative bolthole this week, the actor often described as the 'sexiest man alive' looked a shadow of his former self.
It seems his divorce from Angelina, 41, and the ugly legal war that followed has taken a toll.
He was sporting a short new haircut was dressed in a black bomber jacket, white T-shirt, blue jeans and suede Chelsea Boots.
Brad has stepped away from the spotlight to spend time creating a sculpture under the direction of his friend, British artist Thomas Houseago.
Earlier this month, it was revealed he has been spending up to 15 hours a day in the studio working until the early hours of the morning and listening to playlists of sad songs.
While he made a brief surprise appearance at the Golden Globes on January 8, he otherwise skipped the award circuit.
How it was: Brad's gaunt appearance is a far cry from his glory days as Greek God Achilles in 2004 blockbuster Troy
Angelina recently returned to Los Angeles after taking her six children - Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, Knox, Maddox and Pax - to Europe where she spoke in London on behalf of greater efforts to document and prosecute crimes of rape and sexual violence in war.
She also spoke in strong defense of the UN during a ceremony in Geneva honoring Sergio Vieira de Mello, the U.N. envoy to Iraq who died in a 2003 bombing attack in Baghdad.
The Oscar-winning actress also recently took her children to Cambodia for the premiere of her new movie First They Killed My Father about the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.
Brad meanwhile has been typically driving himself or riding one of his motorbikes over to the Los Angeles studio owned by Thomas late in the morning to start work on his project.
A source said: 'He spends all night working on his art and listening to emotional songs.
'Everybody knows it's related to what's going on with him personally, but nobody says anything. He's a quiet guy, and very humble. He's learning at a fast pace.
Rare public appearance: Brad surprised the crowd at the Golden Globes on January 8, but otherwise avoided the awards circuit despite being a producer on Moonlight
'Art is a way for him to concentrate on one thing, taking his mind off everything else. He'd rather do that and be constructive than go out partying.'
The star's art soundtrack includes songs by indie singer Bon Iver, and breakup track Just To Satisfy You by Waylon Jennings.
Although he has cut out most of his bad habits, Brad is still big on vaping and is frequently spotted with plumes of smoke escaping from the windows.
The suspects were identified as Chief Ovie Ogogo, 47; Abdulazeez Eragbe, 40; Babatunde Oshamoto, 49; and 25-year-old Samuel Idah.
Fourteen phones with SIM cards allegedly registered with names of top government officials were reportedly recovered from the suspects.
Thursday, 30 March 2017
An aggrieved Range Rover customer who dumped his car in a Mayfair street covered in graffiti has threatened to burn it live on camera if the company fails to sort out its glitches.
Dev Bath’s black Range Rover Sport, which cost him more than £70,000, has been turning heads since he ditched it in one of London’s most affluent districts on Tuesday.
Across either side of the car, the angry owner has sprayed ‘don’t trust Range Rover’ and ‘Range Rover cheats & lies’ in red paint and block capitals. Inside, the windows are covered with paper signs saying: ‘Be careful, don’t buy from Range Rover. I got ripped off. They sold me this junk.’
Another sign states: ‘Car not fit for purpose. Range Rover don’t care’.
Mr Bath says that a glitch has resulted in repeated warning lights telling him not to drive the car but claims to have ended up in a stand-off with the dealership over the repairs.
The business director claims that Range Rover have repeatedly contacted him demanding he move the vehicle as it is ‘damaging its brand’ – however he has refused to and vowed to set fire to the car live on camera unless the company fix it.
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The Presidency said Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari has not shelved his plans of seeing his doctors in London for further check ups.
Online medium, Sahara Reporters citing an unnamed presidential source, had alleged that Buhari had chosen to bring his doctors to Nigeria instead of jetting out to see them in London. It alleged that the president has recalled an advance party which has already left the country.
The candidates were protesting their inability to register at the centers earmarked for the exercise.
Towncrieronline.Net learned they felt the process was stressful, as they had to wait for two to three days at the banks to get the pin and then going to jamb was another frustration. To amplify their mood, they trooped to the Benue State Government House.
As shared by a Facebook user resident in Makurdi ...
Here's a trending video footage from the wedding ceremony of the man, Emamuzo, who got married to two beautiful women Janet and Osioni in Isoko South, Delta State on Sunday.
The wedding banner which featured him with the two ladies -sparked online debate after it emerged.
Impeccable sources at the EFCC told one of our correspondents on Wednesday that the directors were still in custody as of press time at 7.30pm.
It was learnt that the investigation into the CBN officials activities sent shockwaves round the apex bank.
The detective said the houses of the directors had been searched while incriminating evidence had been recovered.
A source at the EFCC, who wished to remain anonymous said, “We have arrested two directors of the CBN in connection with forex manipulation. We believe that it was the activities of these individuals that contributed to the dollar scarcity and the weakening of the naira.
“Ironically, immediately we started investigating these chaps a month ago, the CBN reeled out a new forex policy which sought to flood the market with excess dollar and strengthen the naira.
“Already, we have searched their houses and recovered some sensitive documents. We have reason to believe that they may not have acted alone. We expect to make more discoveries as investigations continue.”
When contacted, the Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor, said no director of the apex bank had been arrested by the EFCC.
He said, “This is not true. No director of the bank (CBN) has been arrested by the EFCC. The current activities of the CBN in the forex market is a result of months of study, monitoring and planning to tackle the activities of black marketers.
“We are succeeding and Nigerians are happy with us. No amount of false rumours and concoctions to ridicule and sabotage the success we have achieved will make us lose our focus at this time.”
Meanwhile, the EFCC has dispatched letters to several aides and persons linked to Senate President Bukola Saraki for their alleged role in the N19bn illegally deducted from the N522bn Paris Club refund.
About N3.5bn out of the stolen N19bn was said to have been traced to Saraki and several persons close to him, an EFCC report had said.
A top source at the EFCC told one of our correspondents that letters had been dispatched to the indicted persons and some were billed to report at the EFCC office on Thursday (today).
A detective said, “I can confirm to you that letters have been dispatched to aides to the Senate President. Some will appear on Thursday (today) while others will appear on subsequent days depending on the outcome and pace of investigations.”
Some of the persons invited by the anti-graft agency included Saraki’s Deputy Chief of Staff and a former lawmaker, Gbenga Makanjuola; Obiora Amobi and Oladapo Joseph Idowu.
Others are Mr. Kolawole Shittu, and a former Managing Director of Saraki’s defunct bank, Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria, and current boss of Melrose General Services Limited, Mr. Robert Mbonu; and the Relationship Manager to the Senate President in Access Bank, Kathleen Erhimu.
Melrose General Services is one of the companies hired as consultants by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
The firm got N3.5bn as consultancy fees while other companies shared about N15.5bn.
When asked why Saraki was singled out for investigation, the source said, “No one is victimising the man. He is an easier target because he has no immunity unlike the governors most of whom still have immunity till 2019.
“The investigation is holistic and in due course everyone found culpable will face justice.”
Recall that the Federal Government had in December 2016 approved the sum of N522.74bn to be paid to the 36 states of the federation as part of the reimbursement for the over-deduction on the Paris Club loan from 1995 and 2002.
The EFCC had sometimes in January discovered that the Paris loan refunds were illegally routed through the account of the NGF by the CBN.
Upon receiving the funds, the NGF in an alleged connivance with Saraki, began remitting huge sums to private consultants who then laundered about N19bn.
The EFCC report sent to the Presidency states in part, “Suffice to apprise that all payments received by Melrose General Services Company from the NGF have hitherto been diverted directly via cash withdrawals and indirectly through transfers by Hon. Gbenga Peter Makanjuola, Kolawole Shittu and Oladapo Joseph Idowu who are principal aides of the Senate President.
“Furthermore, other payments from Melrose General Services Company have also been linked to companies that Dr. Bukola Saraki has interest in and carries out transactions with.
“This includes the sum of $183,000 which was transferred to Bhaska Devji Jewellers, Dubai, a company Dr. Bukola Saraki had repeatedly made payments to.
“Also, the sum of N200m was transferred to Wasp Networks Limited that subsequently transferred the sum of N170m to Xtract Energy Services Limited, a company that routinely made deposits into Dr. Saraki’s Access Bank US dollar Domiciliary account.
The reports concludes that a prima facie case of conspiracy to retain the proceeds of unlawful activities and money laundering contrary to Sections 15(3) and 18(9) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2004 can be established against the aforementioned suspects.
The Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, however, rubbished the report, adding that the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, was on a revenge mission having been rejected by the Senate two weeks ago.
In Sarah’s letter which has been sent to Donald Trump via Twitter, she told the United States President that she wants “everyone to love one another”, and also begged him to make sure she “grows up in a nice world”.
The letter which has been shared by Our Lady’s Girls Primary School in Belfast on social media reads:
“Dear Donald Trump, I am a 7 year old girl and I live in Belfast. I want everyone to love one another and be friends even if they are from different countries or if they are both boys or girls.
“Please make a difference and change what you think so I can grow up in a nice world. Thank you from Sarah Norney.”
Drake abruptly cancelled his Amsterdam concert last night, and the official cause of the cancellation was “illness.”
In fact Drake’s official spokesperson said, “Drake wanted to perform tonight, but unfortunately he became ill and his doctor has told him he can’t perform.”
But we’re hearing something DIFFERENT. According to a snitch, Drake reportedly smoked some weed mixed with hash, and it was too strong for him. One person who is in the know claimed, “He overdosed on weed.
It wasn’t anything dangerous . . . he just got too high.”
Residents of Marani area in Kisii county woke up to the shock of their lives when they found a body of a lady in the village lying motionless on the floor after being killed by her husband.
It was gathered that Dominic Okangi, 33, strangled his wife, Damaris Kerubo, whom he had been married to for 15 years. Okangi strangled Kerubo to death using a rope following a slight argument on the evening of Sunday, March 26. Residents who were left stunned, described the couple as happy and which has never had family issues.
On the fateful day, Okangi arrived home from Narok where he works and was received well by his wife. However, in the evening, neighbours heard them quarreling and thought it was a normal family issue. The following day, Kerubo was found dead on the floor of her house and Okangi had fled.
OCPD Marani Benjamin Kimwele confirmed the incident and said police have launched a man-hunt for the suspect.
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Meanwhile, Nigerian women marched against gender-based violence recently:
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Evil!! Woman Beats Husband’s 3-Year-Old Niece To Death For Vomiting And Defecating On Herself (Photos)
According to police authorities, the suspect beat up the girl because she vomited and defecated on herself. The incident occurred at Ijaiye Ojokoro, Lagos.
APC Senators Reveals Shocking Things Acting EFCC Chairman, Magu Is Doing To Them Because They Rejected Him
Alimikhena said this on the floor of the senate on Tuesday while contributing to a debate where the senate agreed to suspend the confirmation of resident electoral commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He expressed supported for the idea of not screening the REC nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari until the executive explained its reason for retaining Magu.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
According to multiple online reports, the president has arrested a popular rapper, Nay wa Mitego (real name: Emmanuel Elibariki) for a song deemed to be insulting the President Magufuli’s administration.
The song sang in Swahili, titled “Wapo” which has not made airplay on traditional media platforms such as radio and TV, emerged last week and was widely shared on social media.Tanzanian rapper that was arrested for ‘insulting’ President Magufuli in song
One line in it asks: “Is there still freedom of expression in the country?” Another lyric in the song goes: “Who are you now? Don’t you want to listen to advice? Don’t you want criticism?”
The president has been increasingly accused of being impulsive in his government style by critics and takes offence at criticism as Elsa Buchanan of the International Business Times writes on the Tanzanian president’s warning to the media that they ‘don’t have as much freedom’ as they think – citing a case where he accused media owners of having exaggerated an incident in which a plainclothes security officer pointed a gun at sacked information minister Nape Nnaye to stop him from addressing the media.
Insulting the president was made a criminal offense in Tanzania under a cybercrimes law passed in 2015, punishable by up to three years in jail, a fine of around $3,000, or both.
The decision was communicated to the Argentine Football Association, just six hours before their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia today.
The incident happened during the Albiceleste’s 1-0 win over Chile, in which Messi scored the winning goal from the penalty spot. The Barcelona superstar was adjudged to have used abusive language towards an assistant referee during the match.
Messi has been fined 10,000 Swiss francs (£8,100) and will also miss World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru.
The next game he will be available for, is the final match against Ecuador.
“This decision reflects the consistent case law that the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has applied in previous and similar cases,” a FIFA statement reads.
Four South American teams are guaranteed a place at the World Cup. A fifth country can also progress, by winning an intercontinental play-off tie against a team from Oceania.
Argentina are currently third in the regional table, two points ahead of Chile.
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The Nigerian national who was assaulted in Greater Noida has said that no one helped them while they were being beaten up and claimed that he had no clue why he was assaulted.
"We don’t know why we were assaulted, the mob hit us with rods, bricks and knives.
We asked people around for help, but not one called the police. Even our colleagues did not help," said the Nigerian national as quoted by ANI.