Thursday, 30 April 2015

Court finds Jeffrey Okafor guilty of the murder of CBBC presenter Carl Beatson-Asiedu

 Jeffrey Okafor (right) was found guilty of the murder of CBBC presenter Carl Beatson-Asiedu

Jeffrey Okafor,24, who stabbed a CBBC presenter to death then fled to Nigeria has been found guilty of murder.
Jeffrey Okafor stabbed presenter and DJ Carl Beatson-Asiedu to death after a night out in Kennington, London in 2009. He then fled to Nigeria using his brother's passport.
But after a £10,000 reward was offered for information leading to his capture, he was arrested in Nigeria in September last year and extradited back to the UK.
He was found guilty of murder at Woolwich Crown Court today and will be sentenced at the same court on May 1.

Baby boy who was rescued under rubble after 22 hours has reunited with his parents

Five-month-old baby, Sonit Awal  rescued after being trapped in rubble for 22 hours following the Nepal earthquake has finally reunited with his family.
The baby who was asleep upstairs in the family home when the quake struck, was saved from death by a cupboard that fell over him. 
His mum, Mrs Awal said: 'I am so happy to have my baby back. I'm so happy that he is alive.'
Sonit was asleep in his cot upstairs when the walls of his four-storey home came crashing down around him.
His parents and 10 year old sister were outside when the earthquake struck and did all they could to free the little boy from the wreckage, working nonstop through the night with friends and neighbours..

The family are now homeless and living in a tarpulin opposite the wreckage - but are thankful they are all alive. Sonit's father Shyam Awal lost his brother Azdid in the earthquake
Rasmila Awal said she could hear her baby crying from the ruins of her home.
Sleeping baby Sanit is now safe following his horrific ordeal. His uncle was killed in the earthquake

Re-united: Mother Rasmila Awal is re-united with her baby boy who was trapped under rubble for 22 hours
Safe: Five-month-old Sonit Awal was heard crying from undernearth the wreckage of his flattened home
Ruined: The family's four-storey house in Bharktapur, Nepal, toppled in Saturday's devastating earthquake


10 men sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 attack on teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai


An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced 10 men to life in prison today for the 2012 attack on teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai.
Yousafzai was only 15 years old when she was shot in the head in her school bus by the Taliban in Pakistan because she was publicly campaigning for girls' education.

Authorities said the defendants were all members of the Pakistani Taliban, ITV News reported.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

HIV self-testing kit on sale for the first time in the UK

The 99.7 per cent accurate BioSure HIV Self Test enables people to test themselves when and where they like

99.7 per cent accurate BioSure HIV Self Test, which enables people to test themselves when and where they like, is on sale for the first time in the UK.

The testing kit which is on sale online, uses a small amount of blood from a finger-prick sample to detect the presence of HIV antibodies, giving a result in just 15 minutes.

According to BioSure founder Brigette Bard, 'Knowing your HIV status is critical and the launch of this product will empower people to discreetly test themselves when it is convenient to them and in a place where they feel comfortable.'

About 26,000 people in the UK have HIV but are unaware of it and may be transmitting the disease to others.

The testing kit, on sale online, uses a small amount of blood from a finger-prick sample to detect the presence of HIV antibodies, giving a result in just 15 minutes

BioSure founder Brigette Bard said it is a significant step towards normalising HIV testing

Nepal: 4-month-old baby pulled out alive in rubble 22 hours after earthquake


 Nepalese newspaper Kathmandu  published  photos of a baby boy being pulled out from a destroyed building in Bhaktapur. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, killing over 5,000 people on Saturday. Soldiers initially missed the infant during their search, but returned after hearing faint cries from below the rubble. This happened about 22hours after the earthquake. The baby boy is said to be in stable condition in a hospital and has not sustained any serious or internal injuries. The whereabouts of the child's parents are still not known.

More than 200 girls rescued in Nigeria but not Chibok schoolgirls

Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women on Tuesday after battling against Boko Haram militants in the Sambisa Forest of Northern Nigeria. The rescued girls did not include any of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago. The kidnap of the schoolgirls, who have become known as "the Chibok girls," aroused international outrage and a campaign for their release under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.

The army announced the rescue on Twitter and said it was screening and interviewing the abducted girls and women.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Photos from Uche Jombo Rodriguez's baby shower in Texas

 Nollywood actress Uche Jombo and her hubby Kenny Rodriguez had their baby shower event in Houston, Texas on the 24th of April.
See pictures from the event below:

Sunday, 26 April 2015

How Bruce Jenner's Family And Friends Showed Support On Social Media After He Publicly Identified Himself As A Female

65-year-oldBruce Jenner got almost 17million people tuned in to ABC on Friday to hear him as he publicly identified himself as a female when he tearfully told Sawyer in front of millions of viewers: 'For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.

'My brain is much more female than it is male. That's what my soul is. Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie.' He firmly added: 'I can't do it anymore.'

During the interview, Bruce also admitted that he has been regularly taking female hormones - and plans to completely transform into a woman.


January 2012: Ellen Pierson, who married Kris Jenner's ex-husband Robert Kardashian, claimed Bruce had been a cross-dresser 'for years.' She claimed his first wife Chrystie Crownover told her he had a penchant for women's clothing, shoes and lingerie.
That same month Star magazine alleged that Kris was unfazed by her husband's odd habit and that he continued to cross-dress for years after their 1991 wedding.
January 2014: The Olympic gold medalist reportedly underwent a laryngeal shave to flatted his Adam's Apple.
May 2014: Bruce refused to cut his long hair for Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West, despite pressure from the bride and his estranged wife Kris Jenner. 
August 2014: Photos appeared to show Bruce had breasts, sparking rumors he was having hormone therapy as he explored the idea of transitioning from male to female.
September 2014: As his divorce from Kris was being finalized, Bruce had started growing out his hair and shaving his legs.
November 2014: He was spotted on various occasions wearing nail polish, a sports bra and Spanx.
December 2014: Bruce's first wife Chrystie Scott (nee Crownover) spoke out publicly in support of her former husband, saying 'I just want him to be happy.'
January 2015: When asked about her step-father's changing appearance, Kim Kardashian said he was on a 'journey' and added: 'He'll share whenever the time is right.' 
February 2015: TMZ reported that Bruce told his family that he has known he was meant to be a female since the age of five.
March 2015: People magazine claims his ex-wives Chrystie Crownover and Linda Thompson knew how he felt and both were supportive.
The same month he had rhinoplasty to give himself a more feminine nose.(This followed years of surgical procedures which began with a face-lift in the 1980s.)
March 31: It was claimed he'd had breast implants. 
April 6: ABC News announced that Bruce would do an 'far-ranging' interview with Diane Sawyer.
April 24: Bruce finally confirms his gender transition, telling Sawyer: 'I am a woman.' 


KRIS JENNER: 'Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero.' (She also lashed out out at Diane Sawyer for claiming she did not provide a comment to ABC on Bruce).
KIM KARDASHIAN: 'Love is the courage to live the truest, best version of yourself. Bruce is love. I love you Bruce. #ProudDaughter'
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: 'Couldn't be a more proud daughter. With courage and bravery, let's change the world. I am honored to stand by Bruce's side and support him.'
SCOTT DISICK: No public comment as yet. 
KHLOE KARDASHIAN: 'Just finished watching the #BruceJennerInterview with the family. Bruzer, I'm soooo proud of you! Dads really are heros'
ROB KARDASHIAN: 'You have always been a role model to me and now more than ever, I look up to you. LOVE YOU!'
KENDALL JENNER: 'I love you. so very proud of you, my hero.'
KYLIE JENNER: 'Understandingly, this has been very hard for me. You will hear what I have to say when I'm ready to but this isn't about me. I'm so proud of you, Dad. You are so brave. My beautiful Hero.'
BRANDON JENNER 'Proud son.' (Brandon and his wife Leah joined his siblings Burt, Brody and Casey on the Diane Sawyer interview, where they all voiced their support for Bruce.) 


LAVERNE COX: Sending lots of love and support to #BruceJenner and their family tonight. It is always brave to stand in one's truth. Congrats darling.
ROB LOWE: I was proud of Bruce Jenner in Montreal and I'm proud of him tonight. Some have to fight more than the rest of us for their happiness.
ELLEN DEGENERES: Bruce Jenner is a beautiful, brave human being. Sending him lots of love. He's saving lives and opening minds tonight.
LADY GAGA: #BruceJennerABC Now that is bravery. We have the chance to write this moment in history together. Let's empower people like Bruce all over the world by being loving & not mean
JIMMY FALLON: One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. #BruceJenner #Brave
LARRY KING: I've interviewed #BruceJenner many times, and I'm in his corner. I support him & offer my respect.
ANDY COHEN: Mazel Tov to #BruceJenner - very very brave!!!
ELTON JOHN It's an incredibly brave thing to do, especially when you're older. I admire him for doing it and I support him 100 percent.
DR PHIL McGRAW I am so happy for him. This is his body and his life, and he needs to do what he wants to do. It drains your spirit if you can't be yourself. He is freeing himself. 
LENA DUNHAM: I think it's an incredibly powerful and brave move to disclose anything about your gender identity or sexuality in such a judgmental society. The interview is going to mean a lot to a lot of young people. 
PATRICIA ARQUETTE: You have to be so brave to live this truth of who you are. And if Mrs. Jenner is transitioning, I give all my support to her and love and appreciate everything she’s given to America. She’s fighting a fight for a lot of kids that are being kicked out of their own homes. Society turns their back on these kids and it’s really brutal.
BOY GEORGE: I absolutely applaud what [Jenner’s] doing and I think it’s very brave. And it actually makes me quite emotional. [Jenner] has my 150 percent support in every way. I think that the whole transgender thing is the new frontier. 
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: This is going to be a little bit of a game changer for people, and dealing with family and how people feel and having those conversations, this is going to be much bigger than ABC or Diane (Sawyer),
JEFFREY TAMBOR: Any movement toward authenticity is an important movement and everyone can relate to it.
DONALD TRUMP: It's very sad because he doesn't seem very happy, and maybe whatever he’s going to be doing will make him happy. If he's happy, I'm happy. 
KIRSTIE ALLEY: Trying to find a place for myself midst a world that has mistaken bravery for insanity...Mandela was brave...the rest of this sh*t is absurd. (She later insisted the tweet had nothing to do with Bruce).
WENDY WILLIAMS: I feel duped by Bruce… I don’t feel duped because he’s turning into a woman. I feel duped because he’s the same fame whore as the rest of the family. Bruce has bigger fish to fry than turning into Belinda. He should have thought about [transitioning] before he had all the kids… Belinda, shame on you!
KRIS HUMPHRIES: Man, I'm glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Check out the happiest country in the world....

Switzerland has been listed as the happiest country in the world among 158 countries worldwide, according to a World Happiness Report produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
The report contains analysis from leading experts in the fields of economics, neuroscience, national statistics, and describes how measurements of subjective well-being like emotions and life evaluations, can be used to assess national progress effectively. Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada were also identified following Switzerland.

PHOTO: Solange Knowles @ the opening night of The Whitney Museum, hosted by Max Mara

Solange Knowles stands out in her bold ensemble at the opening night of The Whitney Museum, hosted by Max Mara, in New York City on Friday

PHOTOS: Brandy Norwood, Solange Knowles and others step out for the BET Upfronts

36-year-old Brandy Norwood was all style and sophistication as she joined other stars celebrating the new program line-up at the BET Upfronts in New York City on Thursday.
Brandy's new show titled Zoe Moon is coming soon to BET. Zoe Moon casts Brandy as a 'live-out-loud newly single mom embarking on a new life and career as a fledgling cosmetics mogul,' according to
Wow factor: Brandy Norwood, left, took the lead in a racy lace and pin-striped black dress while Solange Knowles dared to impress in a multi-patterned number at the BET Upfronts in NYC on Thursday
Wow factor: Brandy Norwood, left, took the lead in a racy lace and pin-striped black dress while Solange Knowles dared to impress in a multi-patterned number at the BET Upfronts in NYC on Thursday
Details: Brandy's dress was sophisticated and sexy with lace sleeves and more lace detailing the skirt
Over the moon: The 36-year-old star was on hand to celebrate her new show Zoe Moon coming soon to BET
She's got the power: Brandy took time out to pose with BET President Of Programming Stephen G. Hill 
Girl of many talents: Beyonce's younger sister also provided the entertainment behind the DJ booth

Solange Knowles, 28, provided the entertainment in the DJ booth
Star line-up: Ludacris was pumped up as he entertained the crowd too at the event 
Just peachy: Kelly Rowland went chic in a peach-hued dress as she hit up the event alongside BET Chief Executive Officer Debra Lee to promote her new show Chasing Destiny
Bring it on: Eva Marcille showed great tone in a two-piece ensemble consisting of a crop top and billowy skirt
Dapper: Furious 7 star Tyrese Gibson suited up nicely in a dark ensemble and tie
Look who was backstage: Queen Latifah proudly posed in a navy top and skirt set behind-the-scenes at the BET Upfronts
Trending: Whoopi Goldberg lightened up her heavy ensemble with animated shoes