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Friday, 30 September 2016

Photo: Cristiano Ronaldo’s £15m Jet Crash Lands At Airport

Cristiano Ronaldo will be grounded for the foreseeable future after the superstar's private jet crashed on landing at Barcelona's El Prat airport.

The Portuguese is about to get a bumper new contract from Real Madrid, and that payrise will come in handy as he prepares for a monster repair bill after the incident on Monday evening.

Eyewitnesses report that the plane's landing gear broke on impact with the runway, forcing emergency services into action. One of the runways at El Prat was closed for a short time after the incident, in which nobody was hurt but the pilot was attended to for very minor injuries.

Ronaldo bought the Gulfstream G200 last year for some £15million, and sometimes leases

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks About Police Killings In America. "I Think I'm So Emotionally Exhausted By The Murders"

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Wednesday, spoke about racial issues in America and the continual reports of black people killed by police.
In her novel Americanah, her protagonist, Ifemelu, starts a blog about race in America from her perspective as a Nigerian immigrant.

The blog, called “Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known as Negroes) by a Non-­American Black," is funny as well as insightful.
"The blog in Americanah—I wanted it to be funny. I wanted to poke fun, because I think many of the ways race manifests itself in this country are actually quite funny so I hoped that people would laugh," Adichie said at the Washington Ideas Forum, an event produced by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic.
Her interviewer, Mary Louise Kelly, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, asked what

Kenyan Govt To Give Laptops To Pupils

The Government will on Friday kick-start the delivery of digital learning devices to Class One pupils countrywide. The massive rollout plan will see all Cabinet Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries lead the distribution to 60 schools over the next one month. The plan, we have learnt, is advised by the need to fast-track the Jubilee government flagship project that has been elusive since 2013, with a total of 1.2 million devices expected to be delivered to all the 23,951 public primary schools by December this year.

The devices include laptops for teachers and tablets for pupils, which are fitted with Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)-approved content. Content for Class One and

Assets Declaration: CCB Invites Adeosun, Emefiele, Fashola Others

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has invited some serving ministers and recently engaged public official over “issues” about the asset declaration requirements.
It threatened to drag defaulters and those, who ignore its invitation for clearance to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for prosecution.

The CCB, in a statement by its Chairman, Sam Saba, said he has invited some serving Federal Ministers among others.
They include Kemi Adeosun (Finance), Kayode Fayemi (Mine and Solid Minerals), Adebayo Shittu (Min. of Communication); Babatunde Fashola (Minister of Power, Works and Housing); Ibe Ikachukwu (Minister of State Petroleum); Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu (Minister

Buhari Names Six INEC And Five NPC Commissioners

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of six commissioners for the Independent National Electoral Commissioners (INEC) to the Senate for consideration and confirmation.

He also forwarded five names of commissioners for the National Population Commission (NPC).

In a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday, Mr President said he was forwarding the names in accordance with provision of Section 154(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

President Buhari said that the appointees were made from the six geo-political zones of the country.

Those appointed to serve in INEC are:
Prof. Okechukwu Obinna Ibeanu Anambra (member) (South East), May I. Agbamuche-

Justin Theroux Reveals The Very Simple Secret To His Successful Marriage With Jennifer Aniston

While news of her ex's bitter divorce is all over the place, Jennifer Aniston is basking in marital bliss and her husband has revealed how they enjoy such a successful relationship. Speaking to People magazine about the secret to his marriage, Justin Theroux said:
'Being kind, that's it. Approach each situation with kindness.'
Days before, Justin expressed his sympathies for the kids caught in the crossfire amidst Brangelina's divorce drama.
'As a child of divorce, all I can say is that's terrible news for those children, and that's all you can really say,' he said. 'It's boring to sort of comment on anything else. People are having a bad time. That's horrible.'

Photos: Abdulmumin Jibrin's Office Sealed Off At The National Assembly Following His Suspension

According to Sahara Reporters, National Assembly staff were seen sealing off Senator Abdulmumin Jibrin’s office following his suspension. 

The House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano at the centre of the unfolding budget padding scandal, for 180 legislative days. The House seats three days in a week and this consequently means that Mr. Jibrin’s suspension would last more than a year. More photos after the cut...

Edo Decides: APC Candidate Wins Edo Governorship Election

Godwin Obaseki, the All Progressives Congress (APC) party candidate in the gubernatorial election in Edo State, has won the contest in the two-way race with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winning most of the votes.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu of the PDP came second in the votes collated and announced by INEC.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, announcing collated results across the state, said APC won 13 of the state’s 18local government areas.

Details to follow...

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Obama, Prince Charles, Pope Francis, Other World Leaders To Attend Shimon Peres’ Burial On Friday

World figures including US President Barack Obama, Prince Charles and Pope Francis, are expected to attend the funeral of former Isreali President, Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on Friday,
Shimon Peres, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister and once as president, has died at the age of 93.
Mr Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday.
His son Chemi led tributes to “one of the founding fathers of the state of Israel” who “worked tirelessly” for it.
Mr Peres was one of the last of a generation of Israeli politicians present at the new nation’s birth in 1948.
He won the Nobel Peace prize in 1994 for his role negotiating peace accords with the Palestinians a year earlier.
He once said the Palestinians were Israel’s “closest neighbours” and might become its “closest friends”.

Young Pilots: Meet The 26-Year-Old Airline Captain And Her 19-Year-Old Co-Pilot.

Image result for Young guns: Easyjet pilots Luke Elsworth and Kate McWilliams.
Their combined ages are just 45. But that didn’t stop 26-year-old captain Kate McWilliams and her 19-year-old co-pilot Luke Elsworth from flying hundreds of passengers to their destinations this week.

The young pilots manned a flight from London to Malta, after McWilliams earlier passed a course ascending to the rank of captain.

Their employer, the British carrier Easyjet, believes McWilliams has become the world’s youngest commercial airline captain — with co-pilot Elsworth also one of the country’s youngest co-pilots.

Of the 130,000 airline pilots worldwide, just 450 are female captains according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, and McWilliams has urged more women to join her ranks.

“I would strongly urge females interested in aviation to think about pursuing a career as a