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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up her UK and French citizenship in exchange for bail

 

Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up her UK and French citizenship in exchange for bail



British socialite and accused child sex trafficker, Ghislaine Maxwell has offered to give up her UK and French citizenship in exchange for bail.


Ms Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend is accused of helping the convicted sex offender groom young girls, which she denies.

 

Ms Maxwell has been in jail in Brooklyn, New York, since she was arrested last July at her secluded mansion in the state of New Hampshire.


She is due to stand trial in July but has been trying to get bail which she has been denied twice.


In a court filing, her lawyers said she had no desire to leave the US and would be willing to renounce her foreign citizenship "to eliminate any opportunity for her to seek refuge in those countries", the filing added.

 

Accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up her UK and French citizenship in exchange for bail


Her lawyers also proposed that her and her husband's assets be placed in a monitored account, to prevent her being able to use the money to leave the country.


In her last bid for bail in December, her lawyers proposed that she be allowed to return home with armed guards to prevent her from escaping.


But Prosecutors argued she could use her wealth to flee to France or the UK where she is a citizen and suggested she might try to avoid extradition.

Four of the charges against Ms Maxwell relate to the years between 1994 and 1997, when prosecutors say she helped Epstein groom girls as young as 14. The other two charges are allegations of perjury in 2016.

 

She faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted in her trial in July.


Her former boyfriend, Epstein died in a prison cell in August 2019 as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges, more than a decade after he was convicted for soliciting prostitution from a minor.

 


Victims of Sunday's military crash to be buried on Thursday

 

Victims of Sunday

The Nigeria Air Force has announced that the remains of its seven personnel who perished in the air crash that occurred close to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja will be buried at the National Cemetery, Lugbe, Airport Road, Abuja, on Thursday, February 25.

 

The NAF disclosed this to journalists today Wednesday, February 24.

 

The Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201) conveying the military personnel crashed close to the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after reporting engine failure. A statement by NAF said the seven personnel were on a mission to help secure the release of the abducted Kagara students.

 

The deceased personnel include;

a. Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama (Captain).

b. Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo (Co-Pilot).

c. Flying Officer Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System (ATOS) Specialist).

d. Warrant Officer Bassey Etim (ATOS Specialist).

e. Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS Specialist).

f. Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS Specialist).

g. Aircraftman Adewale Johnson (Onboard Technician).

"I cooked the heart with potatoes to feed and release the demons' - Man ate neighbor's heart before stabbing young girl and killing his uncle

 


An American man has been accused of a triple murder, including cutting the heart out of his neighbour to eat at home.

 

A judge has heard how a US man, Lawrence Paul Anderson, 42, allegedly killed his neighbor at Chickasha, Oklahoma, before returning home with the heart and eating it.


In court the judge was told that Anderson "cooked the heart with potatoes to feed to his family to release the demons".


He is also accused of killing his uncle Leon Pye, 67, and four-year-old girl Kaeos Yates at his own home.


He also allegedly stabbed his aunt Delsie Pye, who survived but has wounds in her eyes.


Law enforcement say Anderson confessed to the murder of his neighbour while he was being interviewed by law enforcement in hospital.


He was just released from prison in January, after a 20-year-sentence he was serving for drug and firearms offences committed while on parole.


He was commuted to nine years in 2017 but was released early in 2020.


Driver attempting to escape revenue collectors kills four female hawkers in Anambra

 

Driver attempting to escape revenue collectors kills four female hawkers in Anambra

A truck driver has been arrested in Anambra state for allegedly killing four female hawkers at Upper Iweka flyover in Onitsha, the commercial hub of the state today February 24.

 

The truck driver was said to be running from revenue collectors in the area when he suddenly lost control and crushed the deceased persons.

 

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi said the driver of the vehicle has been handed over to the police for further investigation while the bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited in the morgue.

 

“At 0730hrs this morning 24th February 2021 at Upper Iweka flyover, four female pedestrians were crushed to death by a blue M/Benz truck with registration number XF 259 UNZ driven by an un identified driver.

Eyewitnesses report reaching us indicates that the truck driver had a disagreement with the revenue collectors at Upper Iweka flyover and the truck rolled back and crushed the four female hawkers along the road.

Also involved was the driver and his motor boy who came out without injury.

FRSC rescue team, Nigeria Army and Nigeria Police rescue the victims to Toronto hospital and deposited at the hospital morgue after Doctors confirmation.''Kumapayi said

 

 


Amnesty International strips Alexei Navalny of 'prisoner of conscience' status over his comments comparing Immigrants to cockroaches

 

Amnesty International strips Alexei Navalny of

Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny has been stripped of his "prisoner of conscience" status by Human rights group, Amnesty International after it says it was "bombarded" with complaints highlighting xenophobic comments that he has made in the past and not renounced.


According to Amnesty International, Navalny made comments about 15 years ago, in which he compared immigrants to cockroaches, and the rights group say the action amounts to "hate speech" which was incompatible with the label "prisoner of conscience".


In another video from the early 2000s, Navalny dressed as a dentist, interspersed with images of immigrant workers, calling for the removal of "everything that bothers us", like rotten teeth.


Navalny's supporters believe the wave of requests received by Amnesty International to "de-list" Navalny was part of an "orchestrated campaign" to discredit Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic and "impede" Amnesty International's calls for his release from custody.


In an email, Amnesty says it's "no longer able to consider Aleksei Navalny a prisoner of conscience given the fact that he advocated violence and discrimination and he has not retracted such statements." 


"Navalny has not publicly denounced his YouTube videos so our idea is that somehow he can relate to what he said," Amnesty's Alexander Artemev explained, though clearly uncomfortable with the decision and its implications.


"He cannot be a prisoner of conscience: that is someone who never advocates hate or violence or uses hate speech," Mr Artemev argued, adding that Nelson Mandela had also been stripped of the status in the 1960s after advocating the use of force against the apartheid regime in South Africa.

 

Amnesty International strips Alexei Navalny of

Amnesty International strips Alexei Navalny of

 

Alexei Navalny, was almost killed in a nerve agent attack last year.

 

He is now serving a prison sentence after coming back to Russia last month following his recovery from nerve poisoning.

 

Amnesty International says they will still continue pushing for his release from Russian prison.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen nabbed with guns while trying to board a bus at Abuja Park in Upper Iweka, Anambra state (video)

 

Suspected Fulani herdsmen nabbed with guns while trying to board a bus at Abuja Park in Upper Iweka, Anambra state (video)

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have been nabbed with guns while trying to board a bus at Abuja Park in Upper Iweka, Anambra state. 

 

The suspects were forced to sit on the floor as those around the park searched their belongings to find out other things they were travelling with. There were also voices in the background asking for them to be taken to the police. 

 

Watch the video below.....

 

Man, 41, dies of coronavirus three weeks after visiting Covid-stricken father's deathbed

 

Man, 41, dies of coronavirus three weeks after visiting Covid-stricken father

A 41 year old man, Greg Smith (pictured top left) has died of covid-19  three weeks after he went to visit his dad Roy in hospital in order to say his final goodbye.


Within days of visiting his covid stricken dad, he tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to the same hospital


After a fight for his life and being placed on a ventilator he died, Staffordshire Live reports.


Now, their family said words "cannot express their heartbreak" at the deaths of both 67-year-old Roy on December 31 and Greg on January 24.


In a statement, the family said: "Greg's partner, Natalie, and his mother, Deborah, along with his four children and stepdaughter, are truly devastated at the loss of a husband of 45 years, a grandfather and only son at the age of 41 - a loving partner and amazing dad.


"Words cannot express our heartbreak.

"It has been the saddest of times but we have taken great comfort from the many tributes, kind words and gestures and to know how much they were loved."


Greg leaves behind partner Natalie Passey, four children from the age of four, and his stepdaughter.

 

Last week, Greg and Roy had a joint funeral

 

Greg was well known as an amateur footballer in Barton under Needwood, where he spent most of his life.

 

 


Senate confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC chairman

 

Senate confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC chairman



The Senate has confirmed the nomination for the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC.

 

The 40-year-old Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist was screened by the lawmakers at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly today February 24.

 

Last week, President Buhari nominated Bawa and asked the Senate to confirm him as the substantive Chairman of the Commission.

 

He assumes office as the first core EFCC official and non-police officer to head the agency.

 

Bawa also became the youngest person ever to serve as chairman of the anti-corruption agency.

 

Identical twins, 19, undergo sex-change surgery together after both felt they 'never identified as boys' (photos)

 

Identical twins, 19, undergo sex-change surgery together after both felt they

Brazilian identical twins, Mayla and Sofia, who always did everything together while growing up together as boys, have undergone sex-change surgery.

 

The twins, 19, who grew up in a small town in southeastern Brazil, say they 'never identified as boys' after the successful transition they long dreamed of together, in what their doctor calls a first.

 

'This is the only reported case in the world' of twins who were presumed to be male at birth undergoing female gender confirmation surgery together, said Dr. Jose CarlosMartins of Transgender Center Brazil, a clinic in the southeastern city of Blumenau.

 

Identical twins, 19, undergo sex-change surgery together after both felt they

 

Martins performed the five-hour surgery on the twins one day apart.

 

A week later, the young women smiled, joked, and shed tears as they spoke about their journey in a video-conference interview with AFP.

 

'I always loved my body, but I didn't like my genitalia,' said Mayla Rezende, a brunette who is studying medicine in Argentina. 'I would blow dandelion seeds into the air and wish for God to turn me into a girl,' she said.

 

Identical twins, 19, undergo sex-change surgery together after both felt they

 

When she saw herself after her surgery, she wept, she said.

 

Her sister, Sofia Albuquerck, is reportedly more reserved but during the interview, the pair also shared stories of how they supported each other through the bullying, sexual harassment, and violence they were subjected to in childhood and adolescence.

 

'We live in the most transphobic country in the world,' said Albuquerck, a blonde who is studying civil engineering in Sao Paulo.

 

'Our parents weren't afraid of what we were, they were afraid that people would mistreat us,' said Rezende.

 

According to the twins, their grandfather is the one who paid for their surgeries. He auctioned off a property he owned to pay the $20,000 bill.

 

Their mother, Mara Lucia da Silva, said it was 'a relief' when her twins came out as trans. 'I don't even remember thinking of them as boys. To me, they were always girls,' she said.

 

She recalled taking them to doctors and psychologists as children.

 

'In my heart, I always knew they were girls, and that they were suffering,' said the 43-year-old school secretary, who has two other daughters.

 

'I'm upset with myself for never giving them a doll or a dress, for not making them happier when they were girls,' she said.

 

The twins described their mother as the rock of their support.

 

'Whenever someone did something to us in the street, the first thing we wanted to do was go home and tell our mom, for her to give us a hug,' said Rezende. 'She was like a lioness. She always protected us fiercely.'

 

Rezende and Albuquerck,  one of the twins has their father's surname, the other has that of the grandfather who financed their surgeries

 

'I'm proud to be a trans woman. I've lived in fear of society for too long. Now I'm asking for respect,' said Rezende.

 

Albuquerck, who is also religious, said that she believes 'God created souls, not bodies. I want to help people see that we're human beings, too,' she said.

 


Female boss shares heartwarming letter she received from a male security officer who quit his job to further his education

 

Female boss shares heartwarming letter she received from a male security officer who quit his job to further his education

A Ghanaian lady simply identified as Felicia, shared a copy of the heartwarming letter she received from a male security officer who was resigning his job to further his education.

 

The male security officer thanked her for the love and care she showed him while he served in the company. 

 

Prince Philip, 99, spends his ninth day in the hospital with infection as he is expected to remain under observation for 'several days'

 

Prince Philip, 99, spends his ninth day in the hospital with infection as he is expected to remain under observation for

Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip will today spend his ninth day in the hospital with an infection, his longest medical admission for at least a decade without a pre-planned operation, and is to remain there for several more days.


The 99-year-old royal was admitted to the King Edward VII hospital in London last week forobservation and rest’ after falling ill. 


Providing an update on his condition, officials said Prince Philip was ‘comfortable and responding to treatment’.


The Duke's stay at the hospital in Marylebone entered its ninth day today and he will remain in the exclusive private hospital amid continuing concerns for his health.


A Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a statement: 'The Duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII's Hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection. He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days.'


Edward, the Earl of Wessex,  revealed he had spoken to Philip on the phone. 

 

He  told Sky News: 'He's a lot better and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing. So we keep our fingers crossed.' 


Asked if the Duke was frustrated at being in hospital, Edward added: 'Just a bit! I think that gets to all of us, and then, you can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting.'


Edward also said thank you on behalf of the Royal Family for all the 'brilliant and lovely messages' which Philip 'really appreciates' and had been passed on.
 

 

Photos of businessman killed in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

 

Photos of businessman killed in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

A businessman identified as Alhaji Bagoni was among the 10 persons killed on Tuesday February 23, when Boko Haram fighters fired shots from Rocket Propelled Grenades in Maiduguri, the Borno state. Read HERE 

 

Photos of businessman killed in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

 

It was gathered that nine boys who were playing football at Gwange, near the house of the late General Mamman Shuwa, were killed the rockets landed in the area. 

 

"Four people have been confirmed dead in our area, known as Adam Kolo,” said a Maiduguri based journalists, Ali Chiroma.

 

"The explosive fell a few metres from our house. All the people that sustained injuries have been rushed to the UMTH for treatment,” he said, adding that adults including men and women as well as children reportedly lost their limbs.

 

The areas worst affected are Kalere, behind the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH); Gwange; Adam Kolo, not far from the Shehu of Borno’s Palace and adjoining densely populated areas.

 

Photos of businessman killed in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri Photos of businessman killed in Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

 


China court orders man to pay wife $7,700 for housework she did during their marriage

 

China court orders man to pay wife $7,700 for housework she did during their marriage

A Chinese divorce court has ordered a man to compensate his wife with 50,000 yuan ($7,700; £5,460) for five years of unpaid labour/housework she did during their marriage.

 

The landmark course case has generated a huge debate online over the value of domestic work, with some feminists saying the compensation amount was too little.


The court ruling comes after China's introduction of a new civil code.

 

Under the new law, a spouse is entitled to seek compensation in a divorce if he or she bears more responsibility in child raising, caring for elderly relatives, and assisting partners in their work.

 

Previously, divorcing spouses could only request such compensation if a prenuptial agreement had been signed - an uncommon practice in China.


According to court records, the man identified by his surname Chen had filed for divorce last year from his wife, surnamed Wang, after getting married in 2015.


She didn't want to divorce at first, but later requested financial compensation, arguing that Chen had not shouldered any housework or childcare responsibilities for their son.


Beijing's Fangshan District Court ruled in her favour, ordering him to pay her monthly alimony of 2,000 yuan, as well as the one-off payment of 50,000 yuan for the housework she has done.


The presiding judge told reporters this week that the division of a couple's joint property after marriage usually entails splitting tangible property. 


"But housework constitutes intangible property value," said the judge.


According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Chinese women spend nearly four hours a day on unpaid work - roughly 2.5 times that of men.


Neil Lennon quits as Celtic manager after defeat to Ross County left the club 18 points behind Stevie Gerrard's Ranger

 

Neil Lennon quits as Celtic manager after defeat to Ross County left the club 18 points behind Stevie Gerrard

Neil Lennon has resigned as manager of Celtic with the club 18 points behind Scottish Premiership leaders, Rangers.

 

Lennon, who returned to manage Celtic for a second time after Brendan Rodgers moved to Leicester in February 2019, has been under pressure all season before he finally resigned. 

 

He apologised for "letting fans down again" after the 1-0 defeat by Ross County on Sunday, left them 18 points behind league's leaders' Ranger

 

In a statement on Wednesday February 24, Lennon said: "We have experienced a difficult season due to so many factors and, of course, it is very frustrating and disappointing that we have not been able to hit the same heights as we did previously.

 

"I have worked as hard as ever to try and turn things around, but unfortunately we have not managed to get the kind of run going that we have needed.

 

"I have always given my best to the Club and have been proud to deliver silverware to the Celtic supporters. The Club will always be part of me. I will always be a Celtic supporter myself and I will always want the best for Celtic.

 

"I would like to thank so many people at the Club who have given me so much and I would also like to thank my family for their love and support. I wish the Celtic supporters, players, staff and directors nothing but success for the future."


I was one of the first Governors to reject RUGA because it was literally sneaked in for reasons we did not understand - Lalong

 

I was one of the first Governors to reject RUGA because it was literally sneaked in for reasons we did not understand - Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has explained why he rejected the Rural Grazing Area Programme popularly referred to as RUGA. 

 

The Governor who appeared on a Channels Television program on Tuesday February 23, said RUGA was sneaked in for reasons they did not understand after the National Economic Council had adopted the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP).

 

Lalong said that while the council which is headed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo saw NLTP as a comprehensive approach to tackling the cattle herder-farmers conflict and associated challenges in Nigeria, RUGA did not have the buy-in of concerned parties and fell short of addressing the concerns of most state governors.

 

He said; 

 

“I was one of the first governors to kick against the RUGA programme when it was introduced. 

“To start with, the concept was literally sneaked in for reasons we did not understand. For me as Governor of Plateau State, I just heard that they had erected signposts in some sites within some local governments.

“How can you embark on such a project without my knowledge and the buy-in of the people of my state?

“I had no interest in it because it was far below the NLTP, which was more robust and passed through a series of engagements with critical stakeholders.”

 

Lalong who further noted that the NLTP will go a long way in addressing the farmers-herders crsis, added that it will carry along many groups and individuals involved in livestock business and the value chain.

Watch K.Michelle's "butt implant deflates" while twerking on Instagram Live (Video)

 

Watch K.Michelle

American R&B singer, K. Michelle suffered an embarrassing moment while twerking on Instagram Live. 


During her live session, the former Love & Hip Hop reality star was seen dancing to Cardi B’s “Up,” and attempting to hold her 'sunken butt' in place. As she made an attempt to start twerking, her entire butt dropped to an unnaturally low level. On noticing the mishap, she immediately moves awkwardly and tried holding her butt up with her hand.

 

Watch K.Michelle

In the past, K. Michelle was vocal about the health issues she experienced after her butt implants. She also documented the removal of her implants and the struggles after the procedure.

 

Watch the video below.