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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Solange Opens Up To New York Times About Upcoming Album In New Interview

In an interview with The New York Times Style Magazine, Solange opens up about her upcoming album and the aspects of black womanhood that inform her work as a musician and multimedia artist.

Her currently-untitled fifth album, set to be released sometime this fall, promises new sounds from the R&B singer. “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” Solange told the Times.

“But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.”

Despite the excitement of releasing new music for the first time in two years, Solange is also in no hurry. She edits her songs only after telling the story “13 different ways,” ensuring that whatever her message is, it’s conveyed flawlessly. You can read her full interview here.

British Student Charged With Spying In UAE

A British student has been charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates, officials have said.

The UAE government said on Monday that Matthew Hedges was accused of "spying for and on behalf of a foreign state".

Mr Hedges, a PhD student at Durham University, was arrested on 5 May in Dubai and has reportedly been held in solitary confinement for five months.

The 31-year-old was detained at the airport as he was leaving the country following a research trip.

Photos: Meghan & Harry Given Their First Baby Gift

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have begun their first overseas tour as news of Meghan's pregnancy made headlines across the globe.

The royal couple arrived in Sydney and were given the first of many gifts for their baby.

Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynn presented them with a toy kangaroo, complete with joey, as well as a little pair of Ugg boots. The baby is due in the spring.

As well as Australia, the tour will see them visit New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

Saraki Named Director-General Of Atiku’s Campaign Council, As Tambuwal, Wike Are Zonal Coordinators

Senate President, Dr, Bukola Saraki has been named the Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Council of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

In a confirmation to THISDAY, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, also said that the Sokoto and Rivers states Governors, Aminu Tambuwal and Nyesom Wike have been also named as zonal coordinators for North-West and South-South respectively.

Others who were also named as zonal coordinators are: Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo (North-east), Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom ( North-central) and the Ebonyi state Governor, Dave Umahi (South-east). Immediate past Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose was named as the coordinator for South-west.

Australia Might Also Move Embassy To Jerusalem

Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

If acted upon, the move would follow a recent policy shift by the US that has drawn criticism internationally.

Mr Morrison said Australia remained committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Political opponents said Mr Morrison's comments were a "deceitful" ploy for votes ahead of a crucial by-election.

I’ll Be At EFCC Today With My Bedclothes, Pillowcase – Ex- Governor Fayose

How many people feel bad addressing him as an ex-Governor?. I, I do really feel bad about it. You know why? He is one of the most active governors of our time. He will be missed. Who goes round thanking citizens for giving him the chance to serve? Aww, except Obama. Sincerely Fayose will be missed!

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure expired midnight on Monday, said earlier in the day that he would visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday (today) with his bedclothes and pillowcase.

Fayose’s immunity ends along with his tenure and he has been invited to the headquarters of the EFCC where he will answer to allegations that he received about N1.3bn from the Office of the National Security Adviser through the then Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.

DUH!!! Stormy Daniels’s Defamation Suit Against Donald Trump Is DISMISSED

😛😛😛A federal judge yesterday DISMISSED a defamation lawsuit filed by p-rnographic film actress Stephanie Clifford against President Trump, ruling that the president had not defamed her on Twitter last spring and ordering her to pay his legal fees.

The tweet in question was posted by the president on April 18, one day after Ms. Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, posted a sketch of a man who, she alleged, threatened her in 2011 as she was first considering speaking out about the affair she said she had with Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump called the sketch “a total con job,” depicting “a nonexistent man.”

In its decision, the court sided with Mr. Trump’s lawyers’ argument that the tweet included an opinion, which the president was free to express.

Check Out This Art Of Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva

It was created by the very talented Priince Okhihie popularly known as Priinceart on Instagram.

Read Bill Gates' Full Tribute To Paul Allen

Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft together in 1975, cementing the pair as legends in the world of technology.

Allen passed away Monday, and not long after Gates reflected on his time with his partner and friend in a statement:

I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Paul Allen. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies Just 2 Weeks After Disclosing His Sickness Was Back

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

He had revealed the disease's return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009.

He had said he and his doctors were "optimistic" about treatment.

His Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said: "I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends... Personal computing would not have existed without him."

The Many Woes & Corruption In Kenya

Written by Joseph Warungu:

In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu looks at the new strategy by the country's anti-corruption body to use the Bible to deter theft of public funds.
You know you are in deep trouble when nothing else can save you except prayer.

That's where Kenya is at the moment.

The country is sinking into deep debt, much of it the result of widespread mismanagement of public funds.

Family Demands Justice As Police Gun Down Ex-Finance Minister’s Daughter, Anita Akapson

The family of a former finance minister, Nenadi Usman, has written the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over what it termed the cold murder of 31-year-old Anita Akapson, the daughter of the former minister.

In a petition signed by the lawyer to the family, Kayode Ajulo, the Usmans alleged that the Akapson “was trailed, targeted, intercepted, her vehicle brushed, blocked and shot at close range by a police officer at Katampe District, Abuja.”

It had been reported that the woman, who recently returned to the country after her university education in the United Kingdom, was driving out of her house at Katampe Extension by Gwarimpa Estate in a Honda Accord car when she was shot dead by a Superintendent of Police around 11 pm on Saturday.

Photo! Man Kidnaps Cheating Girlfriend’s Mother

A man, Chinindu Innocent, has been nabbed by the police for allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend’s mother in the Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State.

It was reported that Innocent and three other members of his gang –Ekendu Chidiebere, Tochukwu Samuel and Ikechukwu Nwankwo – were rounded up by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, a few days after they collected a ransom of N300,000  and released the victim.

Punch Metro learnt that 24-year-old Innocent had been kidnapped along with the victim in her apartment on Aparazu Ogwu Community in Abia State.

Sergeant Assaults Okada Rider Over N50 Bribe

The family of a commercial motorcyclist, Abraham Agbo, has called for the sanction of a police sergeant, Pius Okwor, who allegedly assaulted the rider over N50 bribe.

Punch Metro learnt that Okwor allegedly used his baton to hit Abraham in the eyes for refusing to give him N50 bribe.

It was gathered that Abraham who took two passengers was accosted by Okwor and his team at a checkpoint on Ezzangbo/Essium Road in Ebonyi State on October 11 and demanded a bribe which Abraham refused to give him.

Abraham’s brother, Isaac Agbo, who spoke with Punch Metro, noted that Okwor was fond of extorting money and assaulting riders plying the route.

Businessmen Arrested For Stealing Spare Parts

Two Lagos businessmen, Pius Ebere and Peter Attah, have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing spare parts in the state.

The police said on Monday that Ebere who was arrested on Friday, had allegedly abandoned his car with number plate, FST 616 DV, after a police patrol team stopped him for a routine check on Oke Afa Bridge.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, said after a search was conducted on the abandoned car, some auto parts and a number plate, AAA 472 CP, which belonged to one Suleiman Waheed, were recovered.

Presidency Orders EFCC To Detain Fayose Indefinitely – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Presidency has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest and incarcerate indefinitely, the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.

The PDP in a statement Monday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said information at the party’s disposal and all over the social media indicated that the Presidency had put the commission on alert to arrest the governor at midnight today and detain him indefinitely.

The party claimed that the alleged directive by the Presidency was not unconnected with the plot to use the EFCC and other security agencies to incarcerate the governor owing to his persistent criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Kim & Kanye West Give Ugandan President A Pair Of Yeezys [Photos]

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian took time out of their family vacation today to meet with Uganda's president and present him with a pair of Yeezys. 

The famous pair visited the State House in Entebbe for a brief meeting with President Yoweri Museveni and his daughter Diana.

They discussed tourism and promoting Uganda's arts, the president revealed on Twitter as he shared photographs of their get together and thanked Kanye for his 'white sneakers'.

Doctor Pulls Live TICK Out Of Patient's Ear Where It Had Been Living For Days

A doctor filmed the revolting moment he removed a live tick from deep inside his patient's ear canal.

Ear, nose and throat surgeon Rahmat Omar was trying to find out why the man was having pain in his ear.

The doctor, 49, based in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, said: "The patient was in a lot of discomfort, they were so happy when I removed it.

"It's certainly the first time I have ever seen this and I hope I never have to do this again."

We Did Everything Possible To Save Killed Red Cross Staff – FG

The Federal Government has expressed shock and sadness over the killing of another aid worker by the Boko Haram despite all actions taken to avert the shedding of blood.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly.

In a statement issued in London, the Minister of Information and Culture, described the killing as dastardly, inhuman and ungodly, saying nothing can justify the shedding of the
blood of innocent people.

Prince Harry & Meghan Criticised For Announcing Pregnancy On Baby Loss Day

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been criticised for announcing their pregnancy on International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

The royal couple made the announcement this morning, sharing the happy news that they are expecting a baby in the spring. But hundreds of grieving parents have criticised their timing online, saying it could not have come on a worse day.

Today marks International Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day as well as being the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week, held every October 9 to 15 to mark the lives of babies lost in pregnancy or soon after birth.

Monster Dad Who R*ped Newborn Daughter And Broke Her Legs & Ribs Is Jailed 240 Years

A monster dad who raped his newborn daughter and crushed her body so hard against his he broke her ribs and legs has been jailed for 240 years.

Patricio Medina, 27, was in a "meth-fuelled haze" when he s-xually assaulted the one-month-old at their home.

A court heard the evil father squeezed the girl's ribs, shook her and crushed her body against his so violently he shattered her ribs and legs.

Medina confessed his wicked acts to an inmate in jail ahead of his trial, at which denied aggravated s-xual assault of a child younger than six, two counts of injury to a child and two counts of endangering a child.

After Suing APC, Shittu Sues NYSC...

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has sued the National Youth Service Corps, alleging that the body failed to serve him with a call-up letter in 1979 to enable him to observe the mandatory one-year national youth service, while he was still below the age of 30.

The minister filed the suit marked FHC/IB/CS/111/2018 before the Federal High Court in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, through his lawyer, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN).

Joined as defendants in the suit are Director General, NYSC; the Oyo State Coordinator, NYSC; the NYSC and the Attorney General of the Federation.