Detroit terror attack: Second Nigerian arrested on Amsterdam flight
By NICK ALLEN
A second Nigerian man has been arrested on a Northwest Airlines jet in Detroit 48 hours after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up an airliner
unday's flight - Northwest Airlines 253 - was exactly the same route that Abdulmutallab targeted on Christmas Day.
The pilot alerted the authorities and the plane made an emergency landing and was met by… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on December 28, 2009 at 12:47pm —
ROMULUS, Mich. - An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke - sending passengers scrambling to tackle a Nigerian man who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up the airliner, officials and travellers said.
The commotion began as Northwest Airlines Flight 253, carrying 278 passengers and 11 crew members from Amsterdam, prepared to land in Detroit just before noon Friday. Travelers said they smelled smoke, saw a… Continue
Added by biggy on December 26, 2009 at 6:42pm —
For years Tiger eluded the snooping press.His commitment to living his private life away from the public eye further fuelled the desperation of the ferocious tabloids, and the appetite of the mindless masses for some sensational reports on Tigers flaws.After years of chasing the elusive Tiger,the dirt-press eventually caught up with him.The result-news on Tigers adulterous sexcapades.
It never ceases to amaze me how we can hail a celebrity one day and nail them the next.Maybe we have… Continue
Added by Dan WebNutritionist/Motivator on December 24, 2009 at 9:37pm —
A parcel bomb exploded in the premises of Superscreen, a private television station, in the Onipanu area of Lagos yesterday, ripping off the right hand of the conveyer of the explosive device.
The incident, which occurred at about 1.30 p.m, sparked fears and apprehension among staffers and other occupants of Logemo House, the multi-storey building occupied by the television station.
Doctors are batling to save the life of the… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com webmadam on December 24, 2009 at 5:00am —
BARCELONA star, Lionel Messi, has been named FIFA World Footballer of the Year to complete a stunning 2009 for the Argentine forward.
The 22-year-old, who helped Barca win the Club World Cup on Saturday, their sixth trophy of the year, also won the Ballon d'Or award this year.
“A magnificent year for me and Barca has ended in the best way,” Messi said after the presentation of the award.
He beat off… Continue
Added by Choochoo Sports Book on December 23, 2009 at 10:06am —
Tragedy struck last Friday at about 11:30pm as a 54-year-old man, Mr. Patrick Omini Ewoh, died having marathon sex with his 20-old heart throb at a guest house in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The late Mr. Ewoh was said to have met his untimely death when on that fateful day, he decided to have fun with his little damsel.
An eye-witness told Daily Sun that the lover-man after he had gone out with his wife to visit… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on December 23, 2009 at 8:53am —
BE yourself in this season, don't be rough, arrogant insteady be diligent & vigilant, self-control, christmas is the reason for the seasons telling the birth of Christ also given out for the less privilege, orphanage. As the year is coming to an end, so God help us through another years!!
Added by cejib on December 22, 2009 at 4:14pm —
Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Brittany Murphy, the bubbly, free-spirited actress who appeared in such films as "Clueless" and "8 Mile," died Sunday, apparently of natural causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said. She was 32.
Murphy was pronounced dead at 10:04 a.m. PT Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Sally Stewart told CNN Radio.
An autopsy had not been scheduled as of Sunday night, but Captain John Kades, a spokesman for the coroner's office,… Continue
Added by NollywoodMohits on December 21, 2009 at 3:30pm —
This is the short list of how the women of “Fela!,” the Broadway musical about the Nigerian Afrobeat musician and political agitator, do not see their characters: victims, go-go dancers, sex objects.
The nine women in tight outfits, elaborate hairdos and painted faces represent the 27 real-life co-wives of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who married them collectively in what he considered a personal and political gesture as he fought against Nigeria’s corrupt authoritarian regime and… Continue
Added by NollywoodMohits on December 21, 2009 at 10:52am —
1. Quantum Mechanics for Beginners
- An Introduction -
How the Princess began to Feel the Pea.
Science is exciting because it is always in trouble. No matter how excellent a theory is, it always misses some point or other. Even our most precious ideas about the universe are not able to explain everything; there's always a blind spot. And when the hopeful folks zoom in on that blind spot it pretty much always turns out to be a lot larger than anybody… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on December 21, 2009 at 9:56am —
* 38 others critically injured
Lokoja-IT was a gory sight yesterday in Dekina, in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State when a truck carrying fertilizer lost control and crashed into a market in the area, killing about 90 people.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that 38 other victims, mainly traders, were seriously injured and were, at press time, being treated at the intensive care unit of a private hospital in the area. The zonal commanding officer of the… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on December 21, 2009 at 9:30am —
Olu Maintain sang his way to the top of A-list acts in Nigeria when he released his celebratory track Yahoozee, but this season seems to be short of celebratory reasons for the crooner. News reaching BASELINE is that Mr. Olu has sold his Anthony Village three bed room flat that served as his residence.
A copy of the transfer of ownership made available shows that Mr. Olu had secured a loan from a new generation bank to finance the purchase of the house with the… Continue
Added by NollywoodMohits on December 21, 2009 at 9:27am —
It’s that time of year! During this Christmas season,
I heard several sermons on the birth of Jesus. Now, in our Western culture that is rapidly losing its once-Christian worldview, Christians and Christian leaders need to use this time, more than ever, to challenge non-Christians. But will they give the vital message people need to hear at this time of history?
I was thrilled to be able to bring a friend who has struggled with the Christian faith for his entire life
Added by frank adeche Mr Netchurch on December 20, 2009 at 1:37pm —
Supreme Court says Soludo is Anambra PDP candidate
The camp of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, erupted in excitement this afternoon after the Supreme Court vacated the order barring Mr. Soludo from parading himself as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the February 6, 2010 governorship election in Anambra State.
The victory comes a day after the Federal Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja,… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on December 18, 2009 at 8:29am —
ONE HUNDred and Seventy ! ! Not One touch am !
The Federal High Court in Asaba today discharged and acquitted the former governor of Delta State, James Ohanefe Ibori, of the 170-count charge of corruption filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The presiding judge, Marcel Awokulehin, had adjourned the judgment three times in the past before today’s ruling.
The trial of some associates of Mr. Ibori at the… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on December 18, 2009 at 8:15am —
Controversy over missing corpse at UCH
There was a drama at the University College hospital (UCH), Ibadan Oyo State, over a missing corpse of a woman that her relations came to collect from the hospital’s morgue.
The drama, which occurred late Wednesday afternoon, arose when a family came to claim a corpse and the corpse handed over to the members of the woman’s family was not the one they had initially deposited at the morgue.
It was… Continue
Added by SULE BELLO on December 17, 2009 at 1:35pm —
JTF closes 600 illegal ‘refineries’ in N’Delta
By Olamilekan Lartey, Yenagoa and Obinna Ezeobi, Abuja, Published: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009
The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta raised the alarm on Tuesday that illegal refineries might soon spread to areas outside the oil rich region.
The JTF Commander, Maj.-Gen. Sarkin Bello, gave the warning after his men destroyed over 600 illegal refineries in different parts of the Niger Delta.
Bello said that intelligence and overfly… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on December 16, 2009 at 1:59pm —
The head of Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, Farida Waziri , recently voiced her frustration with the slow progress her agency is making in its quest to reduce fraud and corruption in the country. Waziri opined that Chinese-style capital punishment for corruption convicts,
"is the only thing that will save the country, truly. Because corruption is much and the people are not concerned. If someone steals public funds, they will honour him without condemning the person. With… Continue
Added by Paul "EFCC" Hawk Adams on December 16, 2009 at 10:34am —
Okechukwu Agbanama, 27, might forever regret meeting Judith Chukwu, a lady he dated for merely two weeks.
Mr. Agbanama is an interior decorator who is being detained at the homicide section of the state criminal investigation department for allegedly killing his friend, Udoka Ibemesi, over a tussle for the affections of the young woman.
"Barely two weeks into our relationship, Judith had brought bad luck to me," Mr. Agbanama told NEXT.
How it… Continue
Added by 9jabook.com on December 15, 2009 at 8:07am —
Many of us fear death.
We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. But a new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think.
One well-known aspect of quantum physics is that certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely. Instead, there is a range of possible observations each with a different probability. One mainstream explanation, the "many-worlds"… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on December 15, 2009 at 7:44am —