Thursday, 28 February 2013

Pope Benedict XVI leaves vatican City

The 85-year-old pontiff is being flown by helicopter to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome. At 19:00 GMT he will cease to be the pontiff. His deputy, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, will be in charge of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics until a new pope is elected next month.

Earlier, Benedict met his cardinals, vowing "unconditional obedience and reverence" to his eventual successor.Church bells rang as the pontiff boarded the helicopter shortly after 16:00 local time.

Before that, applause rippled around the Vatican as the Pope was greeted for the last time by top officials in the Curia - the administrative body that runs the Holy See.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Janet Jackson secretly married to Qatari Wissam Al Mana

Janet Jackson has revealed that she married her billionaire Qatari boyfriend Wissam Al Mana last year.Jackson comes out in the open in the wake of numerous reports on her impending lavish and extravagant wedding in Doha.Jackson, 46, the younger sister of the late singer Michael Jackson, wed the businessman Wissam Al Mana, 37, last year but kept the news under wraps.

In a statement (which was later posted on her Twitter page) Jackson and Al Mana said, "The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true". "Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.
"Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities."

Acid Attack Victim,Naomi Oni talks about her pain

Police investigating an acid attack on a woman in east London have arrested two people on suspicionof causing rievous bodily harm.Naomi Oni, 21, suffered injuries to much of her face when she was attacked in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, at around 12.40am on December 30.

She was returning home from work at a shopping centre in Stratford and was on the phone to her boyfriend at the time.

“When I first saw my face, I was shocked,” she told ITV’s This Morning. “I was angry that someone had done that to me. I couldn’t understand why someone would want to hurt me like that.

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian cover L'Officiel Hommes Magazine

Kim Kardashian and her baby daddy Kanye West are on the latest cover of L’Officiel Hommes Paris March/April 2013 issue.Kanye, who enjoys seeing his leading chick in the nude, was naked on set with Kim while posing for the french magazine.

Pope Benedict XVI gives his farewell speech

Pope gave his final speech before becoming the first pontiff to resign in 600 years he spoke of enduring "stormy waters".Benedict XVI told the 150,000-strong crowd in St Peter's Square in Rome that he had been aware of the "gravity" of his decision to step down but it was for the good of the Church.
The Pope stunned the Catholic Church when he announced on February 11 he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry on in the role.He will officially stand aside on Thursday evening, the first pope to do so in 600 years.As he arrived in the square, Benedict greeted pilgrims in St Peter's Square and waved to tens of thousands of people who gathered to bid him farewell.

Actress Ngozi Nwosu off to UK for kidney treatment

Nollywood Actress, Ngozi Nwosu who has been battling with Kidney problem left for the UK last night to undergo kidney transplant in a UK hospital.Praying for successful kidney treatment. Let us all keep her in prayers

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Egypt balloon blast kill tourists

Eighteen foreign tourists, including at least two Britons, have been killed in Egypt after a hot air balloon crashed near the ancient city of Luxor. Officials said that there was a fire and an explosion causing the balloon to plunge several hundred feet from the sky and crash into sugar cane fields west of Luxor, about 320 miles south of Cairo, the Egyptian capital. An Egyptian security official said 18 tourists had died including nine people from three families from Hong Kong, four from Japan, three Britons and two French tourists.

The number of Britons killed however is unclear as the tour operator Thomas Cook said two had died and two were in hospital following the crash. The survivors, including the pilot, were rushed to hospital suffering up to 70 per cent burns to their bodies after leaping from the balloon just before it crashed. The pilot survived by jumping from the basket about 30 feet from the ground
Witnesses described hearing a loud explosion, which shook homes, and thick black smoke, with some passengers jumping for their lives from the equivalent height of a seven-storey building.

The balloon's operating company confirmed that a gas cylinder exploded mid-air just after 7am local time.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Actress Stella Damasus launches her own Hair brand

Nollywood actress and mother of two, Stella Damasus has launched her own wigs collection ‘Adiva Hair’.Apart from acting Stella is a writer and business partner with actress Doris Simeon’s ex-husband Mr Daniel Ademinokan.The duo launched a boutique named code55 in Abuja late last year.According to sources, Adiva Hair is a part of code55 business line.

Man accused of buying human hair escapes lynching

What exactly will make a man go from a salon to salon collecting people’s hair in exchange for money?
This is a question that only a 60-year-old man, Adewale Okunade, a landlord of a house on Segun Olatunji Street, Ijoko, Ota, Ogun State, has its answer.
Okunade, who hails from Oyo State, narrowly escaped being lynched on Thursday when some people in the neighbourhood pounced on him.
They alleged that the hair was being taken to an herbalist in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, who uses it to prepare charms for him.
Some people said they found Okunade’s behaviour bizarre, insisting that there was more to his action.

Oscar Pistorius granted bail in Reeva case

Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail by a court in South Africa after spending a week in custody charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.
Magistrate Desmond Nair's decision drew cheers from the Pistorius' family and supporters, while the athlete burst into tears.

The magistrate set bail at one million rand (£73,000) and postponed the case until June 4.Pistorius will also be required to live at an undisclosed address, hand in his two South African passports and report twice a week to a police station in Pretoria.

The double amputee is also banned from drinking alcohol, must hand over his guns and stay away from the estate where he lived.