360News: This Week #InTheNews – Nigeria & Beyond (11.11.13 – 15.11.13)

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Welcome to the first edition of “IN THE NEWS”, Your go to source for mouth watering,tantalizing,and informative stories that occurred during the week from Nigeria and beyond.

A lot of events have occurred in Nigeria and beyond, but first lets start with our own country.

Family, friends, and well wishers of Benue big babe, Joy Ngerfam Lorza were thrown into mourning when news of her committing suicide broke in Usar community of Kwande L.G.A. of Benue state about a week ago. A close family source disclosed to Ecomuim magazine that the late Joy who was engaged to one Aondover Shande had gone to collect results for the mandatory HIV status, genotype but as fate would have it, the test on HIV status was positive for both of them. She underwent counseling, but her christian faith could not stand the shame and she committed suicide on her way home.

Trouble started when the family of the deceased accused her fiancée for being responsible for the fate that befell her. The incident has being reported to the police station in the area, and the PPro DSP Daniel Ezeala who confirmed the incident said investigations are ongoing.

Earlier this week in what looks like the proverbial bird coming home to roost, a former local government chairman of ingawa L.G.A in Katsina state was murdered in cold blood by his homosexual lover, a 17 years old Abba Lawal. He initially denied but when confronted with the bloodstained clothes he wore as well as  the knife used to kill the deceased,he fainted and when revived he admitted and explained why he killed the late Magaji.

According to sources who disclosed to city people, Lawal corroborated police findings that he was a lover of the late Samaila Magaji who promised to help him get back to school after he was expelled for homosexual activities, but all efforts to make his late lover keep his promise proved abortive.The unfulfilled promise according to him was what made him kill his late lover.

EYEI, a relatively unknown village on the outskirts of Akoko L.G.A of Edo state known for just its massive production of yams and other food crops has come into limelight courtesy of the activities of politicians. In this village, there is a forest which has now become a mecca of some sorts for politicians who throng the place for oath taking. Investigations has also revealed that charms are also prepared for upcoming politicians to be battle ready.

Telecommunications giant owned by business mogul Chief Mike Adenuga Globacom has been ranked among the top 5 most valuable brands in Africa.in a latest survey conducted by brand Africa and published in African business magazine, Globacom made the list because “It has won the hearts of the communities where it has its footprint.”

It also stated that Globacom has an impressive brand value of 655 to rank among the top 5 brand in the continent in a list of the top 10 most valuable brands in Africa. In just 10 years of operation, Glo has built a reputation as an authentic African brand with its extensive network across several African countries and has gained top of mind awareness due to its strategic sponsorship of events like the Glo CAF awards, X-Factor(the worlds biggest music reality show), CNN African voices(which celebrates heroic Africans in diff fields of human endeavors) e.t.c.

The survey was developed by brand leadership academy and its ranking is based on a methodology that blends a brands financial performance and consumer administration scores to create unique index and ranking.
Kudos To Globacom – the sky is just your starting point.

The late Ondo state commisioner for tourism barrister Ayodeji Olaniran Falae who died in the associated airplane that crashed on the 3rd of October has been buried. He was buried on the 14th of Nov after a funeral service at saint David cathedral Ijomu, Akure after a farewell service which was held on Tuesday Nov 12 at the present house, the dome end of Admiralty way following a christian wake keep which took place on Wednesday at the Adegbemile cultural center in Akure.

Ayodeji who was the second son of former secretary to the governor of the federation, Mr Olu Falae died just six days to his 43rd birthday when an Embraer aircraft conveying the corpse of late Olusegun Agagu crashed shortly after take off at Muritala Mohammed airport Lagos.


Now to the foreign scene, a lot of weird and strange things have opened, but never have I heard or seen any stranger than this.

In far away Moscow, a man who claims to be sane (but don’t all insane people do)hammered a nail through his scrotum into cobblestones on Russia police day national holiday in protest against apathy, political indifference, fatalism e.t.c(abeg the English tire me)has been arrested.

Self styled artist Pyotr Pavlensky has being known to put his body online for high profile protest e.g he has once sewed his lips in protest against the jailing of two female members of the pussy riot punk band who staged an anti Kremlin performance inside Moscow main cathedral and has also wrapped his naked body in barbed wire outside a government building in St Petersburg.

Come to think of it, I don’t blame him, I blame Russian police who let him go scotfree the first time, without realizing such a person belongs in “ARO” OR “YABALEFT”.

America tallest skyscraper (four world skyscraper) built on the site of former world trade center whose iconic whose iconic twin towers were destroyed in 9/11 attacks was inaugurated on Wed the 13th of Nov by mayor Micheal Bloomberg. It is the first office building to open on the site known as ground zero where more than 2,700 people lost their lives.

The building which began in 2008 consists of 72 floors, is 297.7m tall and has mirrored walls. A third of the offices will be occupied by by the port authority of new york and new jersey. Once finished, the new world trade center will consist of five sky scrapers, a 9/11 memorial, museum, a public transportation center, some 550,000 square meters of commercial space and an artistic space.

It wasn’t all about news this week, a few people had their birthdays this week, the likes of French Montana, Sisqo, Demi Moore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan gosling, Anne Hathaway, Jimmy Kimmel, Josh Duhamel, Yvonne Nelson, Capt  Tunde Demuren(EME co-owner). This is wishing them many  more years and a leap in their various careers.

Till next week, I drop my pen(keying strokes on the keypad) and say have a blessed and prosperous new weekend/new week.

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Kathy Esan

Kathy Esan

AM demiurgic, efficacious, indefatigable.When am not seeking therapy for my xenuphobia (extreme fear of tom cruise) am busy curating the amazing James Patterson fan site. Analogue by birth, digital by design and......oh well out of words now.


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