After four Grammy nominations, Femi Kuti finally got a medal
from the Grammys. Congrats to him!
A quiet town suddenly turned upside down when a housegirl
suddenly turned out to be a man. She or He was known as Isha
Suleiman, and had come to the Likoni to look for work as a
She had been working in the town for over 2 months and was well
loved by the men folks. She was a favorite, and many of the men
made passes at her.
Some had even approached her for marriage which she quickly
declined. It came as a shock to her employer and neigbours when
they discovered that the Isha they know is actually a man by the
name of Mohammed.
She was supposedly caught by one of the men who tried to
persuade and sweet-talk her into sle*ping with him.
Paul Walker’s death left a question mark hanging over “Fast And
Furious 7.” That question mark evaporated last month when the
filmmakers revealed they’ll use CGI to finish the actor’s missing
Now Universal has confirmed via the movie’s Facebook page that
Walker’s two brothers, Caleb and Cody, will be involved with that
process as well. The exact capacity in which they’ll contribute is
hazy. Regardless, the filmmakers praised the familial nature of the
cast and crew saying the presence of Walker’s brothers on the set
paid homage to the late actor.
We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers,
Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are
helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and
fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made
us all feel that Paul is with us too.
We are just under a year away from the release of FAST AND
FURIOUS 7 and this film is the most important we’ve ever done
together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on
and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.
Production on “Fast 7″ was delayed in the wake of Walker’s death
last November. Director James Wan was uncertain how the movie
would complete the actor’s scenes, saying the character would
be “retired’ rather than killed off.
An apparently embarrassed Nigerian military on Thursday
backtracked on its claim that it freed majority of the 129 female
students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno
State, who were abducted at about 10pm on Monday night by
Boko Haram members.
Spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Chris Olukolade, had
claimed that 107 of the girls were freed in addition to the 14 that
escaped from their abductors. Olukolade claimed that following
the rescue, only eight of the girls were still held captive by the
But shortly the Army’s statement, the principal of the school,
Asabe Kwambura, said the claims were untrue and that majority
of the girls are still with their kidnappers.
Following the revelations, the Military has admitted that they lied.
Hear what they have to say below:
“In the light of the denial by the principal of the school, the
Defence Headquarters wishes to defer to the school principal and
Governor’s statement on the number of students still missing and
retract that aspect of earlier statement while the search
“There was no reason to doubt this official channel, hence the
information was released to the public immediately,” Mr.
Olukolade explained. “Surprisingly however, the school principal,
one of the sources quoted in the report has denied all that was
attributed to her for whatever reasons. This is an unfortunate
development indeed, yet the Defence Headquarters would not
want to join issues with anyone.
“It has to be reaffirmed however, that the report forwarded to the
public on this issue was in good faith and not intended to deceive
the public as is being interpreted following the denials by the
School principal and Government of Borno State.
“Like all other citizens, the military is deeply concerned to ensure
that the students are safe and freed alive. There is indeed no
reason to play politics with the precious lives of the students. The
number of those still missing is not the issue now as the life of
every Nigerian is very precious.”
A Chinese blogger Qin Zhihui, 30,who was accused of spreading
rumours about the government and celebrities has become the
first blogger to be jailed since the government decided to
crackdown on online bloggers .He was slammed with a 3 year jail
sentence for ‘rumour mongering’.
According to China Post,they claim Qin & his 3 colleagues spread
false reports that a foreign victim of the 2011 train crash received
a £24million in compensation while denying equal payment to
The post was reposted more than 11,000 times with over 3,000
comments all lashing out at the government.
They also claim he sensationalized his headlines to drive traffic
to websites,targeting public figures, such as retired major general
Luo Yan, television personality Yang Lan , and Zhang Haidi, an
advocate for the disabled.During his final judgement, he said:
“I don’t want to defend myself .I just want to say that I hope my
experience is a lesson to other microbloggers.”
More than 5,000 villagers turned up to watch sacred cow Ganga
and Prakash get hitched during the 1 million rupee Hindu
ceremony held near Indore in Madya Pradesh.
A cow and a bull have been married off in a lavish Indian wedding
– costing $17,000.
The nuptials were organised by Ganga’s guardian, Gopal Patwari,
to save the region’s harvest from a ‘natural disaster’.
He said: “Natural calamities like hailstorms and heavy rain
occurred in nearby areas, destroying their crops.
To prevent this from happening to our villages we organised this
wedding on the advice of Sadhus and holy men.
We have been told this will maintain peace in our village.”
The wedding took two months to organise and invitations were
sent to 10,000 residents of three closely connected villages,
encouraging them to donate what they could spare.
Most are farmers growing wheat, barley, beans and cotton and so
heavily depend on a good harvest to survive. They will go on and
have children who will be happy and prosperous. We expect
Hindus of our village not to forget our holy cow and remember
The next generations especially should not forget. We want more
weddings like this to take place in the future.”