Thursday, 20 August 2015

Kate Henshaw Narrates how she lost Everything to Fire that gutted her Lekki Home

In June, Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw lost her Lekki house and possessions as well to fire.

The unfortunate incident occurred  when she was shooting the 'Do Good' TV comedy series. The following month she thanked all her fans and well wishers for their support during the tragic occurence.

Now in a recent interview with City People, Kate Henshaw narrated the course of events on the unfortunate day.
"It is true. The house got burnt and I lost everything. I really don't know what happened because I was here on the 'Do Good' set, I was filming, and was about to have lunch when my nanny called me and was like "madam fire". I told her to get people to throw water on it and didn't even know it was like a big fire. I immediately got up and by the time I turned into the street before mine, I could see the sky was black. I got there and there were people everywhere and nobody could get in. Because the first thing about fire is the smoke, its going to make it totally impossible to get in, and it could kill you. And my next door neighbour was having his daughter's birthday and there were children there, that was IK Osakioduwa, he happens to be my next door neighbour, and he had sent a message to all radio stations about the fire" narrated the veteran actress.
"I called the fire service for over 2 hours and there was no response, by the time they came everything had gone. The house was razed completely. But I am talking to you now, and I am glad to be alive. Winning this award further goes to show that as long as there is life, you can hope for tomorrow" said Kate Henshaw.
Last weekend Kate Henshaw picked up the City People Face of Nollywood awards. The actress is now upbeat and reflected on what the incident has taught her.
"There are two choices, either you stand up or you stay down. There are many people who have gone through such fire experience and lost their lives but there is no scratch on me, the will power is what matters. I was at that point where I said what's the use, where I am going to start from but I thank God."


Hit producer, Don Jazzy reveals what created his rift with D'banj

In an exclusive interview with City People, Mavin Records boss Don Jazzy said that his breakup with his former business partner D’banj was created by fans of the Mo’ Hits label and the media.

See what he said below:
“I keep saying that, the problem  you guys think we had was caused by both the press and our fans, because we were alright. D Banj is working, I am working, we can meet up. We can gist, laugh and whatever”
“Yes and no, I am not losing anything. I have many artistes at hand right now. I’m a producer; my work is to look for artistes. If I want to sign more, I will. There is no doubt that he is a huge and
successful entertainer, but then there is no glory in actually working with huge people. I like bringing up people.

Brothers behead sister,parade severed head through village over affair with cousin

Two Indian brothers have decapitated their teenage sister and paraded her severed head through their village because they disapproved of her 'romantic relationship' with a cousin.

A dozen people watched on in horror as Phool Jehan, 17, was dragged out of her house, severely beaten and beheaded by her two brothers on Monday.

But they did not tell the police. 
The crime was only later reported by a local security guard, one officer explained. Police have been unable to find the two brothers, named Nanhe and Gul Hasan, whose ages are not known.After killing their sister, they left her body body in the street as they roamed around the north-Indian village with her head.

According to the Indian Times, they shouted:

 'This is what happens as punishment for having an affair.'
Honour killings are common across India, but such brutal slayings are extremely rare.While the brothers are on the run, police have detained Jehan's cousin to question him, said another police officer.

Buhari to confirm Amina Zakari as INEC boss

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to confirm the appointment of the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari.

Buhari appointed Zakari as the acting chairman of the electoral body on June 30.
Punch reports that Buhari is undeterred by the resistance and stiff opposition to her appointment by several Nigerians, case in point, the Peoples Democratic Party.
A source privy to developments regarding Zakari’s appointment revealed to Punch Newspapers, that the President had made up his mind to confirm Zakari’s appointment as opposed to looking for another candidate.
The source, who spoke anonymously, said Zakari’s appointment would be confirmed soon enough, to give her ample time to oversee preparations for the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
Furthermore, the source was quoted to have said that the federal government would appoint national commissioners into INEC after sorting out the appointment of substantive chairman.
“It is almost certain that the President will soon confirm Mrs. Zakari’s appointment. She may be named the substantive chairman of INEC soon. The President does not seem to be interested in shopping for a chairman from outside the commission”.

Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom's Divorce Drama Continues: Get The Latest Details

And the divorce drama between Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom continues.
Last week, the former couple had an intense run-in after Lamar showed up at one of Khloé's workout session. The encounter left the reality star "very" upset. And even though Lamar continues to make various claims about his and Khloé's status, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star only wants to move on from their roller coaster relationship.
"Khloé just doesn't communicate with him and wants it to go away," a source says of the situation.

"The divorce was really hard on her and she finally let go and it took her two years," the source adds. "He's trying to ruin her new happiness and trying to make her feel guilty."
Earlier today, Lamar spoke out about last week's gym run-in, claiming he didn't ambush her. "A misunderstanding between me and my wife became public. It's hurtful. That woman is my wife. Without the ring on my finger. [Even] with her picture being taken with another man, that woman is my wife," he told InTouch magazine.
"She's [my] soul mate. I can't control it. We'll never part," Lamar added. "I would never consider myself serious with another woman. To sum it up, if a man is attempting to court Khloé, he's probably wasting his time."

Chibok Girls: The World Must Ensure They Are Never Forgotten – BBOG Group

The #BringBackOurGirls(BBOG) group has stated that the world should ensure that the Chibok girls abducted by the Boko Haram sect in their school in Borno State last year were not abandoned nor forgotten.
In a statement signed by the leaders of the group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Hadiza Bala Usman, it stated that the girls have become a symbol of oppressed, repressed, disadvantaged, hurting and unsafe persons everywhere in the world adding that forgetting them will be like forgetting all the vulnerable in the society.
“Our Chibok girls are the symbol for all the oppressed, repressed, disadvantaged, hurting, unsafe persons everywhere, especially women and children. The advocacy for their safety and safe return is a symbol of the defence of the dignity and sanctity of human life,” the statement said.
The group urged the world to add their voice in the advocacy for the abducted girls that have been in the hands of their captors for over 450 to be rescued.
“Wherever you may be around the world, we urge you to join us in voicing out that our innocent Chibok girls (who are global citizens) are crying to be rescued, that the world must ensure that they are never to be forgotten,” it said.

Nigeria Has Highest Number of IDPs Worldwide - UN

The United Nations Country Representative, Mr. Dauda Toure, has said Nigeria has the highest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the world numbering 1.5 million.
Toure, who stated this yesterday in Abuja while giving his goodwill message to commemorate the 2015 World Humanitarian Day organised by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), noted that a major problem for the victims was lack of access to them, most of whom are not in camps but in host communities.

While commending NEMA for the work it had been doing, he said there was a need to scale up response to crisis in the country.
Toure said there was a need for more resources to be made available to improve responsiveness in the areas of education and health care.

He further appealed to international communities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to make more resources available to help to rebuild the livelihoods of the affected victims of insurgency in the North-east, adding that the region has a lot of potential to develop.