Thursday, 3 December 2015

Oscar Pistorius now guilty of murder after manslaughter conviction overturned

A South African appeals court has convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend to death in 2013.

Justice Lorimer Leach of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered the ruling by the five-judge appeals court Thursday in Bloemfontein and said the trial court, the North Gauteng High Court, should impose sentence.

Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early morning of Valentine's Day. He insisted he thought she was an intruder behind a door in his home. The prosecution said Pistorius shot Steenkamp during an argument.

Leach said regardless of who might have behind the door, Pistorius should have known someone could be killed if he fired.
More to come

Senate Clarifies Stand On ‘Bill Proposing Tough Penalty For Social Media Abusers’

The Senate has on Wednesday, December 2, issued clarification on the Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and other Related Matters bill, which has generated reactions on the social media, Vanguard reports.
The bill was contained in a press statement signed by Bamikole Omisore, the Special Assistant on New Media to the President of The Senate.
The bill being made reference to, isAn Act to prohibit frivolous petitions and other related matters, which absolutely makes no mention of jailing social media users.
It also read that the bill seeks to make illegal, the common act of individuals sponsoring frivolous petitions to tarnish or blackmail public servants or political office holders for selfish purposes.
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According to the statement, the bill sponsored by Bala Ibn Na’ Allah (Kebbi state) seeks to make it a requirement for petitioners to depose to an affidavit in court which will must be attached to any petition.
It was also believed that the bill which scaled second reading on Wednesday, December 2 2015 seeks to censor social media.
The bill seeks to give two years imprisonment or N2 million fine for Nigerians who post abusive statements on the social media.

PHOTOS: Korede Bello Appointed As Youth Ambassador For Nigerian Police

Singer Korede Bello has been appointed as the first ever youth ambassador for the Nigerian Police Force.
The Mavin hitmaker was revealed by the Inspector-General of Police,Solomon Arase, in a ceremony in Abuja.
The details of his job aren’t quite known, but the Godwin singer seemed pretty excited about it. He shared a picture of it on his Instagram, captioning it: “THIS IS MEGA!!! The Nigerian Police Force has just confered on me the honour of being the 1st ever Nigerian Police Youth Ambassador; I am extremely humbled privileged to carry this GREAT responsibility. This initiative by Inspector General of Police -IGP Solomon E. Arase, is historic. This bridges the gap between the Police and the people (the Youths) . Security/Safety is OUR collective responsibility 👮 💪

Congrats Korede! Check him out below!

Korede Bello given police appointment
Korede Bello given police appointment

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Nicki Minaj Puts Quite A Lot On Display In Sheer Provocateur Dress

Nicki Minaj is not one to ignore a racy outfit and not like we’re complaining or anything but he recent outfit for a secret red bull performance had us gaping.
The Feeling Myself hitmaker who looked sexy as usual, had her tresses cascading her shoulders and finished of her look with a pair of red bottoms.
Nah, she aint playing.
Nicki who shared snaps of her performance at the secret event via Instagram seemed to be really into the dress because with every photo came a different pose.!
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Jada Pinkett flaunts toned body as she hits Hawaii beach with her family (Photos)

Jada Pinkett Smith flaunted her assets in a plunging halter swimsuit while on vacation with her entire family (including husband Will Smith and their kids,Willow and Jaden) in Hawaii recently. 


Oprah Winfrey reveals she was raped by a cousin at 9,talks about losing her baby at 14

OPRAH Winfrey has revealed the name of the son she lost aged 14.

The TV host, who opened up about her turbulent childhood during a talk with 12,000 fans in Melbourne's Rod Laver arena, admitted she named her child who died after he was born prematurely.

According to, Oprah said: "I did have a son. And I named him Canaan because Canaan means new land, new life."

And explaining why she chose to name her son 40 years on from his death, she said: "I did an interview with a reporter before I came to Australia and she said you should name the baby son who died.'

"So I have named him, I had a little boy named Canaan."
Oprah didn't hold back when it came to the horrifying details of her upbringing, including the fact she was raped at the age of nine by a cousin.
She spoke about her harrowing childhood during the talk [Getty]

She also spoke about being molested by two family members before accidentally becoming pregnant as a young teen.
But, the 61 year old said her harrowing childhood made her determined to be "excellent" in her chosen career.
And inspiring crowds who came to listen to her speak, she said: "I'm here to help you turn up the volume in your life.
"I have a calling, you have a calling. If you are born, there's a reason for you to be here."
Oprah Winfrey revealed the name of the son she lost aged 14 [Getty]

Obese man dies aboard Arik Owerr-Lagos flight

An Arik Air flight from Owerri landed in Lagos on Wednesday, to the realization that one of the passengers on board was no longer breathing.
Albert Nnadi, a 57-year-old man, was on Wednesday confirmed dead on board an Arik commercial flight.
Nnadi’s death was discovered when passengers were disembarking the flight at the Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport Terminal One, Lagos.
Nnadi, who was traveling to Lagos to seek medical attention for his obesity condition, was traveling alongside one of his relatives,  Damien Nwachkwu.
Communications Manager of Arik Air, Ola Adebanji, confirmed the death of the passenger.
According to the statement, Nnadi showed signs of uneasiness midway into the flight.
The statement said: “The body of the man has been deposited in the mortuary by the Police, while investigation into the immediate cause of death is ongoing.”