Friday, December 12, 2014

Tinubu Gets Buhari's Vice Presidential Candidate Slot

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General Muhammadu Buhari, the just selected presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has given the slot of his running mate to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, according to TheCable.

Buhari’s decision to give Tinubu the slot is apparently based on the voting population of the south-west which he is banking on to upstage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 presidential election. An aide to Buhari says.

@MadamFunky Admits Tweets Narrating Rape By Lagos Taxi Driver Were A Joke

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@MadamFunky, a Twitter user who says she lives in both Nigeria and Canada, narrated how she was recently robbed and raped by a taxi driver in Lagos. Many were full of pity for her, but a few wondered at the hashtag of ubertaxi attached to most of the tweets.

By the end of the tweets which numbered one to 30, many people were incensed as they believed the rape story was a hoax, and simply part of an ad to sell uber services in Lagos. MadamFunky has now somehow admitted the story may have been made up, and she has deleted the tweets. Before she made her profile private, she admitted;

Pope Francis Says Animals Go To Heaven Too - True Or False

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Over the past couple of days, Pope Francis has again become the focus of the religious conservatives after saying animals also go to heaven. The last time Pope Francis made another of such controversial statements, it turned out to be a hoax! So I was a little less quick to believe this story on face value. However, it turns out to be true.

The 77 year old pope is reported to have stated this during his weekly address in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. He claimed that dogs, along with “all of God’s creatures,” can make it to heaven.
The pope's remarks were made in order to comfort a young boy who was mourning the death of his dog.

Yours And Mine - Beyonce Gets Personal In New Video About Being a Celebrity, Marriage and More

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Beyonce has just released a new personal video which stars her husband Jay Z and adorable daughter Blue Ivy. The short film titled Yours And Mine commemorates the one year anniversary of her self-titled visual album.

In the video, Queen Bey cries as she opens up about her struggle with celebrity, views on feminism, and her thoughts on marriage. During the more revealing moments, as she discusses her complex relationship with fame, Bey sports short cropped blonde hair as tears stream down her face.

Drinking 3 Litres of Water Daily Made This Woman Look 10 Years Younger

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Sarah Smith says she was encouraged to start drinking 3 litres of water daily after reading a recent survey suggesting that at least one in five women in the UK consumes less than the recommended daily intake of water.

She decided to do it for an initial 28 days as an experiment to see if any changes happened. So she took before and after photos and the difference is clear. Do you think just drinking a lot of water can cause this much change? Sarah insists so.

Watch This Christmas Photo Turn Into The Sweetest Surprise Proposal Ever!

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What began as a simple family Christmas card photo taking seen soon turned into something much more romantic. With the support of family and friends, Tyne Owen, from Australia, planned a proposal for his girlfriend Jamie Sheumack, and she didn't even clue in.

First, their family lined up behind them in T-shirts spelling out "Merry Xmas". Then the photographer requested a second shot to be sure. Behind her, Jamie didn't see what happened next.

British Police Better Trained? Teenager Aims Rifle At Police Without Being Shot Dead Instantly

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The United States has been embroiled in protests about police brutality especially against black men and seeing these pictures gave me an inkling of how different things could be. The most heart-breaking story of course is that of Tamir Rice.

12-Year-Old Tamir Rice was playing with a toy BB gun when someone called 911. One of the officers to arrive at the scene, Timothy Loehman, shot the boy within seconds of jumping out of the police squad car. He believed Tamir Rice had a gun, police say, and he thought the boy was 20 years old.

Couple Jailed For Killing 5-Year-Old Daughter By Forcing Her To Drink So Much Soda Her Brain Swelled

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Randall Vaughn, 42, and Mary Vaughn, 59, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated child neglect and were sentenced to 35 years in prison on Monday in Rogersville, Tennessee. The cruel couple forced a five-year-old girl to drink so much soda and water that her brain swelled and she died.

The Vaughns – the father and stepmother of Alexa Linboom – made the schoolgirl down more than half a gallon of grape soda and water in just two hours. It was a punishment after the couple found the girl drinking a soda that they said was reserved for adults.

Serial Killer Confesses To Murdering 41 People in 9 Years After Stabbing Death Arrest

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A Brazilian man arrested for stabbing a woman to death calmly confessed to murdering another 41 people - putting him among history's most prolific serial killers. Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, told police in Rio de Janeiro he would go out 'on the hunt' for white women after studying each victims for up to a month.

In an unreported reign of terror spanning nine years, Gracas claims to have murdered 37 women, two men and one two-year-old child in the outlying area of Rio de Janeiro known as Baixada Fluminense.

Short Story - Spending Christmas With The Police

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By Onyinye Orazulike

Would you surety someone for court bail? I did this once and got my fingers severely burnt. I thought I was doing a good thing but the person I stood in for absconded and left me feeling empty and stupid.

The lady was arrested a few days to Christmas and I couldn't stand to imagine the kind of hell she would go through in detention. Also, only God knew how long the case would last, especially when she didn’t have anyone to help her in the police. She couldn’t even afford a lawyer to begin with, worse still she appeared so ignorant she didn’t seem to realise the kind of trouble she was in.