Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Salman Khan: The Bollywood Star Has Been Sentenced To 5yrs In Jail

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail for crashing his car into a group of homeless people, killing one man.
A judge in India convicted the 49-year-old of culpable homicide over the hit-and-run, which happened at the end of a night out drinking in Mumbai in 2002.
Khan, who had blamed his driver for the crash, faced a maximum sentence of 10 years.
Khan, who has starred in more than 100 movies and TV shows, had pleaded not guilty.
Bollywood studios could now lose more than $31m (£20m), as they may be forced to cancel the blockbusters Khan was due to appear in.
The case has sparked debate over the judicial process in India, with some criticising how rich and powerful defendants can circumvent justice even after a heinous crime.
Khan is likely to apply for bail and launch an appeal, but because the sentence is more than three years the court has no jurisdiction to grant bail.

Omawumi Talks Being Pregnant Again, Being A Mom And Wife As She Covers TW Magazine ’s May Issue

tw Magazine’s May edition is here and the cover girl is Omawumi!
The vocal powerhouse and multiple award winning singer who is expecting her second child gives tw exclusive access into her life away from the bright lights & the stage!

Meet Omawumi the mother & wife. The issue also features her almost four 4 year old daughter – Kamillah Yusuf and she makes an appearance with her mommy in her first magazine feature…EVER!
In this issue Omawonder reveals how she met her husband – Tosin Yusuf, his influence on her, why they took their time to tie the knot, being a first time mom, brand longevity, her new album and loads more!


Peter Okoye Supports Emmanuel Adebayor Amidst Family Troubles

P-Square’s Peter Okoye has offered words of encouragement to Emmanuel Adebayor.
The Togolese footballer revealed his struggles with his family in a very exposing post on Facebook.
Adebayor is a close friend to the Okoye’s, and he was even a groom’s man at Peter’s wedding.
The music star posted the photo above,with the caption:
“@e_adebayor thank you for sharing your story bro, that was very brave. Indeed as Africans,the pressure is always on the most successful in the family and it hurts when your efforts are not appreciated and belittled. Truth is, you owe no one. Your family should be proud of you and not condemn you. I’m so proud of you bro.Remain blessed”

Ace broadcaster, Funmi Iyanda appointed United Nations gender equality champion

The United Nations (UN) has just appointed Nigerian broadcaster, Funmi Iyanda as one of the global organisation’s gender equality champions, as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.
The gender equality champions are described by the UN as “women and men who have made gender equality and women’s empowerment their cause and mission in life.”
Funmi Iyanda expressed her delight on Twitter:
Concerning Funmi Iyanda, who the UN describes as using the airwaves to galvanise equality, the organisation said:
“Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and TV personality, Funmi Iyanda hosts “Talk with Funmi,” a show that traverses her native country of Nigeria talking to people across society about the issues that matter most to them. Popular throughout the country, she was named one of 2015’s 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes magazine, and also as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She has made it her mission to encourage women to be vocal across all spheres of life, including in the 2015 elections. From being the Tutu Fellow at the prestigious African Leadership Institute to a fellowship at the ASPEN Institute’s African Leadership Initiative, her tireless work has generated many honours.” 
 Funmi is also quoted to have said:
“Gender inequality is humanity’s wilful handicap. It makes no sense. The full evolution of our species will never occur without equal participation.”
Congratulations to Funmi Iyanda.

8 More Nigerians To Be Executed In Indonesia - Group Alerts FG

A Group, United Nigerians In Diaspora, UNID, has called on the Federal Government to prevail on the Indonesian government to stay action on its plans to execute eight more Nigerian citizens for drug related offences.

Briefing newsmen in Lagos, the group’s president, Mr. Paschal Okolie, condemned what it described as the poor attitude of the government towards the recent execution of four Nigerians in Indonesia.

Okolie who gave names of those awaiting further execution as, Michael Titus Igwe, Kingsley Okonkwo, Uchenna Onyewuru, Eugene Ape, Hunphery Ejike, Obinna Nwajiagu, Benjamin Onuoha and Ikenna Abanukwu, said, ”Nigerian Embassy in Indonesia is longer concerned with passport renewals than the welfare or security of Nigerians. Those Nigerians killed were not giving fair trial, there is language barrier which made it impossible for them to defend themselves properly, Nigerian embassy did not even send representatives to court to assist them, so they were left at the mercy of Indonesia which was bent on killing them.”

‘’Most times Nigerians are thrown into prisons for more than four months without anyone knowing about it. They are tortured and some even die in the process. The way a country treats her citizens, is a reflection of how the citizens will be treated in foreign lands. Therefore, we feel it is high time our government rose to the occasion to ameliorate the plight of its citizens.’’
We use this opportunity to appeal to the youth, to beware of the kind of friendships they keep as well as activities they engage themselves. One of the reasons there are many young Nigerians in prisons in different countries of the world today, is due to get rich quick syndrome, fast track. But in the end, they lose everything including their lives.”

Footballer Emmanuel Adebayor Clears The Air On Several Allegations Laid On Him By His Family

31-year-old striker, Emmanuel Adebayor was in the news last year for allegedly calling his mother a witch and kicking her out of his house. His other family members also accused him of not taking care of them. 

The footballer carefully took time to reveal all that happened between himself and his family via his Facebook page. 
Read below :

A couple years ago, I bought a house in East Lagon (Ghana) for $1.2 million. I found it normal to let my older sister, Yabo Adebayor stay in that house. I also allowed my half brother (Daniel) to stay in the same house. A few months later, I was on vacation and decided to go to that house. At my surprise, I saw many cars in the driveway. In fact, my sister decided to rent out the house without me knowing. She also kicked Daniel out of that house. Note that the house had about 15 rooms. When I called her and asked for explanation, she took about 30 minutes to abuse and insult me over the phone. I called my mother to explain the situation and she did the same as my sister. This same sister says I am ungrateful. Ask her about the car she is driving or anything she is selling today?

My brother Kola Adebayor, has now been in Germany for 25 years. He travelled back home about 4 times, at my expense. I fully cover the cost of his children's education. When I was in Monaco, he came to me and asked for money to start a business. Only God knows how much I gave him. Where is that business today?

When our brother Peter passed away, I sent Kola a great amount of money so he could fly back home. He never showed up at the burial. And today that same brother (Kola) is telling people that I am involved in Peter's death. How? He is the same brother who went and told inaccurate stories about our family to "The Sun" in other to take some money. They also sent a letter to my Club when I was in Madrid so I could get fired.

When I was in Monaco I thought it would be good to have a family of footballers. So I made sure my brother Rotimi gets into a football academy in France. Within a few months; out of 27 players, he stole 21 phones.

I would not say any anything about my brother Peter Adebayor because he is not here today. May his soul rest in peace. 
My sister Lucia Adebayor keeps telling people that my dad told me to bring her to Europe. But what would be the purpose to bring her to Europe ? Everyone is here for a reason. 
I was in Ghana when I received the news about my brother Peter being seriously ill. I drove the fastest I could to Togo in order to meet him and help. When I arrived, my mother said I could not see him and I should just give the money and she would solve everything. Only God knows how much I gave her that day. People are saying I didn't do anything to save my brother, Peter. Am I a fool to drive 2 hours to Togo for nothing?

I organized a meeting in 2005 to solve our family issues. When I asked them about their opinion, they said I should build each family member a house and give each of them a monthly wage. 
Today I am still alive and they have already shared all my goods, just in case I die. 
For all these reasons, it took very long for me to set up my foundation in Africa. Every time I try to help the people in need, they had to question me and all of them thought it was a bad idea. 
If I am writing this, the main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this. Thank you.

“If marriage kills your dreams, press delete!” – Comedian Bovi to women

Bovi has affirmed that he is a man of career and development over happiness in marriage.
The comedian took to his Instagram page to reveal that if your marriage is hindering your career development, end it.
Do you agree with him?

President-elect Buhari Meets with Tunde Thompson, Journalist he Jailed in 1984 (Photo)

President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, got to meet with Tunde Thompson, one of the journalists jailed for violating Decree 4 in 1984 when he was a military Head of State.

On Tuesday, May 5, when Buhari hosted members of his Media Team and Social Media Influencers at the Defence House, Abuja, he had a brief audience with Thompson.

The President-elect praised the journalist, who is a member of his media team, for rising above his jail experience to forgive and support his presidential bid.

Salman Khan: Bollywood actor found guilty of killing homeless man in hit-and-run

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been found guilty of killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run in Mumbai.
Khan was charged with culpable homicide over the 2002 incident, where five homeless people including the victim were run over. Three were also seriously injured.

Prosecutors accused Khan pf slamming into the homeless people after losing control of his Toyota Land Cruiser following an evening spent drinking at an upmarket bar.

The actor claimed his driver had been driving at the time but a judge in the Mumbai court on Wednesday ruled Khan was behind the wheel and had been drinking before the crash.

His driver testified in court last month that he had been behind the wheel and crashed the vehicle because a tyre had burst, AFP reports.

However, a constable attached to his security team contradicted this version of events and said Khan was intoxicated and lost control of the car.

Khan also faces charges of negligent driving and causing grievous harm to the victims, according to the Press Trust of India.

He could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. The 49-year-old can appeal the decision, meaning the case could drag on for years.

Khan has appeared in more than 80 Hindi-language films during his 27-year career. The Associated Pressreports that he also has several films in the pipelines and projects worth an estimated 2.5 billion rupees (£26 million).

Diddy tops Forbes list of 'Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2015'

Forbes has unveiled its list of hip-hop's five wealthiest artists for 2015 and it was a big battle between Dr. Dre and Diddy.

After selling off his Beats By Dre headphone line to Apple, the super producer pocketed $500 million after taxes to bring his net worth to an estimate $700 million. Still, he's not the richest man in hip-hop. Diddy is, according to Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $735 million.

Diddy's empire includes huge stakes in his TV network Revolt, clothing line Sean John, alkaline water brand Aquahydrate, and new tequila DeLeon, while Dre's overall net worth is credited to the nine-figure payout he received from Apple's acquisition of Beats.

Jay Z comes in third with an estimated net worth of $550 million, due to assets such as Roc Nation and his Armand De Brignac champagne brand.

50 Cent comes in fourth with $155 million, hoping to repeat the success of the Vitaminwater sale, via stakes in the SMS Audio headphones line, Effen Vodka and Frigo underwear.

Closing out the list is Birdman with $150 million, due to the success of his Cash Money Records empire. However, his overall number is down from $160 in 2014, due to rumors that many of its big acts plan on leaving, most notably, Lil Wayne.

Now you know who the wealthiest hip hop artists are at the moment.

Abortion Can Lead To Cancer - FACH warns

The Foundation for Africa Cultural Heritage (FACH) president, Dr Nkechi Asogwa has warned that abortion can lead to breast cancer in women.  According to her many cases of breast cancer have been linked to the aftermath of an abortion.
“When you terminate a pregnancy you end many ongoing processes in the body such as the preparation of breast for the secretion of milk. So the tissues that were cut off suddenly would become fragile and they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells in the breast.
‘’There are about five health implications attached to most of these drugs and that was why they were banned in the West. But here, no one is asking questions, ’’ she said.

Sambisa forest onslaught: Rescued women, children now 1,000

With about three weeks to the May 29, 2015  time frame given by the military to totally clear Sambisa forest of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, it was yesterday,gathered that the number of women, young ladies and children rescued by special forces has hit 1,000, Vanguard reports.

Military sources disclosed that consequent on the pursuit of the terrorists and the sustained air and land bombardments, the terrorists have become tired of running away with many of the women particularly the younger ladies still in the possession.

The attempt to continue running with the ladies is made worse by the fact that the limited vehicles and trucks in their possession with which they have been ferrying the women and girls, have become a problem following the bursting of their fuel supply source.