Thursday, 13 August 2015

Fire razes section of Christ Embassy church in Lagos(PHOTOS)

A section of the Christ Embassy Church, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos State, was on Wednesday gutted by fire.
The fire affected four 40-feet containers, reportedly being used as storage facilities by the church.
According to The Punch, the inferno was caused by a burning heap of refuse, which later engulfed the containers near an uncompleted building on the church premises.
A similar incident occurred in the church in March 2014, which razed generator houses, damaging about 10 generators.

An eyewitness said fire created panic and later caused gridlock in the area but was put out by fire-fighters from the Alausa Fire Station, assisted by some church workers.
He said, “The fire started from some refuse being burnt near the containers. It soon engulfed the containers and lasted for about two hours. It attracted sympathisers and passersby to the area. The thick smoke also caused some traffic snarl along Billings Way, Oregun, where the church is located.”

The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, said the service deployed two fire trucks from the Alausa station in the area. The director noted that no life was lost in the inferno.

Gov Fayose spotted buying soup ingredients in market (PHOTOS)

Governor Fayose never ceases to amaze.
He was spottted on his way from Akure stopping over at Elegberun Market in Ikere Ekiti to have a look at the construction work going on in the market.
He then took time to buy some soup ingredients from the market.

Three More Women Come Forward to Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault (Photos)

In the first new accusations since 35 women appeared on the cover of New York Magazine to tell their stories of being assaulted by Bill Cosby, three more women came forward on Wednesday, bringing the total number of accusers up to nearly 50. 

In a press conference called by Gloria Allred, the trio told their stories of sexual mistreatment at Cosby's hands. 

Actress Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer says Cosby assaulted her out of the blue on a film set in 1971, pulling her into an empty room and forcing her to perform oral sex. She says she never came forward out of fear of hurting the career of her ex-husband, who worked at William Morris.

Colleen Hughes, a flight attendant in the early '70s, claims Cosby flirted with her on a plane, then asked her out to lunch. Once they were alone in a hotel room together, she says he gave her a glass of his Champagne, which made her pass out; she woke up covered in semen. 

The third accuser, formerCosby Show actress Eden Tirl, says the comedian sexually harassed her on set in 1989, pulling her into a close embrace and saying he was going to "make love" to her. 

At Allred's press conference, the three women were joined by an empty chair, representing all the women who have yet to come forward.

Uche Jombo flaunts bare post baby belly (Photos)

From Ik Ogbonna’s wife Sonia Ogbonna and Karen Igho-Rakos to Simi Esiri, we have seen a lot of new mothers who hit the gym after giving birth and shed their baby weight. Such is the goal of new mom Uche Jombo who gave birth to her first son last May.

Last night, the actress and producer shared a photo of herself working out, and she revealed that after much prodding from her friend, the Nollywood actress Chioma Chukwu-Akpotha, she is finally taking her fitness regime seriously.

“i have been delaying going back to know the normal i will start tomorrow bla bla and the lord sent @chiomakpotha to me today to challenge me in a#fitFight since my son’s new ‘future girlfriend is involved in her challenge i decided to take my ass back to the gym i mean what kind of a mother will i be if i let her get away with ‘mouthing’ me off so chioma this picture is for YOU and i am very sure @k8henshaw didn’t say nothing about 3mins ‘tired’ UJ ….IT begins 💪#1stDayBackAtTheGym #bringItOn.

The actress and her husband Kenny Rodriguez got married in his home country, Puerto Rico, in 2012. They have one son, Mathew.

Boko Haram names new leader to replace Shekau, says Chad’s president

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has been replaced by Mahamat Daoud as head of the Islamist militants, Chad President, Idriss Deby, has said.

Daoud wants to negotiate with Nigeria’s government, he said in a broadcast on Wednesday on state-owned radio.

“The war will be short,” Deby said. “It will end before the end of the year and Boko Haram will disappear with the establishment of the joint force,” he said, referring to plans to boost co-ordination among West African troops.

Chad, Niger and Cameroon are part of a multinational force to counter the growing threat that Boko Haram poses in the region. The group’s home ground is northeastern Nigeria, where it has killed thousands of people in a six-year campaign to establish its version of Shariah, or Islamic law.

The 8,700-strong Multinational Joint Task Force, with troops from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, commanded by Nigerian Major General Iliya Abba, will spearhead efforts to combat the insurgent group.

PHOTOS: 3 dead, four injured in Lagos Lagoon, Oworonshoki helicopter crash

At least three people involved in the Oworonshoki chopper crash have been confirmed dead.

The helicopter crashed into the Lagos lagoon at the Oworonshoki axis of the Third Mainland Bridge around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, witnesses said.

Residents of Odunsi in Bariga said they saw the chopper go down.
“It happened around 3:15 p.m.” Ababyomi Giwa, a resident of Bariga who claimed to have seen the accident unfold, toldNewsroom, Wednesday.
“It is true but we are still trying to piece the information together,” spokesman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Yakubu Dati told local media.
“The appropriate agencies are mobilising on site. So, we are waiting for information.”
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