Kamis, 31 Mei 2012

VIOLENCE IN CROSS RIVER LEAVES 30 DEAD INCLUDING VILLAGE RULER AND 4 POLICEMEN

30 people were allegedly killed while four police officers and the village head
of Ntan Obu Ukpe in Eniong in Odukpani local government area of Cross River State were beheaded in a communal clash between the Ntan Obu and the Ikpanya in Ibiono local government area of Akwa Ibom State on Tuesday.

According to a local newspaper, about 2,000 indigenes of Ntan Obu were forced to take refuge in nearby communities of Odukpani council as many houses including churches were destroyed during the crisis.

The Chairman of Odukpani Local council, Stephen Asuquo, while confirming the incident, told journalists that the people of Ntan Obu were attacked by the Ikpanaya neighbouring community of Akwa Ibom State, last week.
"The remote cause, I can say, is the struggle by people from the Ikpanya for the land that
belongs to the Ntan Obu.Ikpanya is in Ibiono council of Akwa Ibom State while Ntan Obu is in Odukpani council in Cross River State," he said.

Source: newsnigeriana

CHIKA IKE HOST 3000 KIDS ON CHILDREN'S DAY





News according to celeb region says that
Chika ike and Chika Ike Foundation
hosted 3000 children in a busy street in Agbodo
on children's day. The theme of the event
"Educate a child" was aimed at giving
 less privileged children
 the hope for a brighter future.

I hear she donated quite a lot at the event
such as items including food packs,
maths set , school bags and a whole lot of other stuffs.

View more photos below



CHARLES TAYLOR RECIEVES SENTENCE FOR WAR CRIMES & CRIMES AGAINTS HUMANITY

Charles Taylor, 64, the first former head of state to be convicted of war crimes since World War II was sentenced to 50 years in prison yesterday by an international court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Taylor is due to serve his sentence at a high security prison in Britain.
There is no death penalty in international criminal law. The six years he spent detained during the trial will count against his term.

Meanwhile, he is appealing his conviction.

Dressed in a blue suit and yellow tie, Taylor sat impassively through the roughly 45minute sentencing.
Hands clasped in front of his mouth and brow furrowed, Taylor shifted uneasily when the camera broadcasting proceedings settled on him. He directed his gaze downward while Presiding Judge Richard Lussick read the sentencing statement, which began with a horror cabinet of carnage committed in Sierra Leone by rebels from the Revolutionary United Front, which the former president backed.

"The accused has been found responsible for aiding and abetting as well as planning some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history," said Lussick, who described one RUF military operation as the "indiscriminate killing of anything that moved."
He spoke of amputations with machetes, some carried out by child soldiers forced to do so and read accounts by witnesses who suffered under the violence.

Although shorter than the 80 years that prosecutors had sought, the sentence set a precedent for an international justice system aimed at deterring future war crimes. The court rejected defense appeals for leniency.
"It is really significant that Taylor's status as a former head of state was taken as an aggravating factor as far as his sentence was concerned,"
said Geraldine Mattioli-Zeltner of Human Rights Watch. "That is a very important precedent and
I hope that Syria's Bashar al-Assad and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir take note."

Taylor has been on trial at the special court for Sierra Leone since 2006 on 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, pillage and the conscription of child soldiers. In an 11-year war that ended in 2002, Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front rebels murdered, raped and mutilated their way across Liberia's neighbor, helped by Taylor as he profited from a trade in so-called blood
diamonds.

The Special Court for Sierra Leone convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor last month of supplying and encouraging rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in a campaign of terror, involving murder, rape, sexual slavery and the conscription children younger than 15.
He was also found guilty of using Sierra Leone's diamond deposits to help fuel its civil war with arms and guns while enriching himself with what have commonly come to be known as "blood diamonds." "Witness TF1064 was forced to carry a bag containing human heads," Lussick said. "On the way, the rebels ordered her to laugh as she carried the bags dripping with blood." Upon arrival, "the bag was emptied, and she saw the heads of her children."

A former child soldier, conscripted at age 12, in his testimony told of "having the letters RUF carved into his chest," Lussick said. "When ordered on a food-finding mission to rape an old woman they found at a farmhouse, the boy cried and refused, for which he was punished."

The prosecution had asked the Special Court for Sierra Leone to sentence Taylor, who was president of Liberia from 1997 to 2003, to 80 years behind bars, but the judges found the recommendation "excessive," citing the "limited scope" of the conviction in key attacks.
The prosecutors had failed to prove that Taylor assumed direct command over rebels who committed atrocities. The atrocities he was convicted of supporting occurred over the
course of five years almost his entire presidency and reached a peak in 1998 and 1999.
Sierra Leone's civil war lasted from 1991 to 2002, ultimately leaving 50,000 dead or missing.

Although Taylor was not on the battlefield in Sierra Leone, the court saw his position of power as president of the neighbouring country and the use of his own military's capabilities to stoke up RUF rebels as making him directly responsible for the bloodshed he encouraged.
His defense attorneys pointed to the former Liberian president's role in the peace process that ended the civil war as a mitigating factor in his sentencing. But after lengthy consideration, the panel of judges which in addition to Lassick included Judge Teresa Doherty and Judge Julia Sebutinde did not buy it.

The United Nations and the Sierra Leone government jointly set up the special tribunal to try those who played the biggest role in the atrocities. The court was moved to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone, where emotions about the civil war still run high.
"While Mr. Taylor publicly played a substantial role in this process ... secretly, he was fuelling hostilities," Lassick said, supplying rebels with arms and ammunition.
Source: Sun online

3 ROBBERS TO DIE BY HANGING IN EBOYIN STATE

A High Court in Abakaliki on Wednesday sentenced three men to death by hanging for robbery.

The condemned men Chukwuma Idenyi, Nwobodo Omebe and Monday Ekwe of Izzi and Abakaliki Local Government Areas dispossessed their victims the sum of N180,925 although sun online reports N108,925

Delivering the judgment, Justice Paul Elechi, held that the prosecutor proved his case beyond reasonable doubt.

Elechi , therefore, sentenced the accused persons to death by hanging.

According to NAN, the judgment was given after the parties adopted their written addresses. (Only God knows what this means #smilz)

In his argument before the judgment was given, the counsel to the defendants, Mr Vin Njoku, prayed the court to dismiss the matter. Njoku argued that the prosecuting counsel and the complainant failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt. "There were contradictions of the amount by the complainant and the prosecutor when the matter was first reported to the police and thereafter taken to court," he said.

Prosecuting counsel, Mr. Roy Ude argued that his client was robbed and dispossessed of the said amount contributed by his community for school projects."If the accused persons were not properly punished the trend would continue in the community and constitute threat to the peace and security of the people.

So far I've not been able to determine when the execution would take place.

Rabu, 30 Mei 2012

BEYONCE PREGNANT FOR BABY NO.2

                 Word  everywhere is that bey and jay are about to have their 2nd child, as inside source from bey`s camp is saying she`s stopped taking alcohol is already 2weeks gone and instead has begun taking folic acids in preparation for the whole thing, so far neither jay nor beyonce has come out to validate these claims although it is well known that jay z had always to enlarge his family. 



JUSTIN BIEBER RELEASES STRANGE MUSIC "DIE IN YOUR ARMS"...IS HE PREPARING TO DIE?

  ......now i don`t know
 about you o but me i
 feel whenever an artiste
 starts talking about his
 death then e be like sey
 sometin wan happen.
 JB recently released a new song
 he titles "Die in your arm"
what do you think?

is he preparing for something?

Sabtu, 26 Mei 2012

RIHANNA POSES NUDE FOR NUDE

 To
 promote
 her
 latest
 smell
 of
 heaven
 in
 a
 bottle,
a fragrance
which
she
named
nude,
it
was
only
right
that
Mz rihanna fenty
had
to
pose
nude

 for the ad that will promote her latest fragrance.
Rihanna
wearing nothing but her blonde hair extensions and a gold necklace for  the photo shoot, rihanna wasn`t too happy take of the dreads she wore at the finale of the american idols, rihanna said she loved her dreads so much and wished she could keep them but her mother wouldn`t allow it.