Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Video: Ewà Cole feat. Mayorkun – Afro Love

New Video: Ewà Cole feat. Mayorkun – Afro Love


With her 2016 “Till 18” audio/visual release still very much aiding her fans’ mental representation of her talent, Ewà Cole lets out the visuals to her follow-up single, the Mayorkun-featured number titled “Afro Love“.

The Lush Beat production gets a vivid visual treatment filmed by Paul Gambit for Kurlevra Productions and sees both Ewà Cole and Mayorkun remake the fate of love with an elementary, yet picturesque story-line.

Watch the video below:

Military To Monitor Social Media For Anti-Govt & Anti-Security Comments

Military To Monitor Social Media For Anti-Govt & Anti-Security Comments


When he was a guest on Channels Television’s News AT 10, Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed that the military now monitors social media to sieve out and react to anti-government, anti-military, and anti-security speeches and fake news.

Speaking on the challenge of social media being used as a means of propagating hate speech and false news, Enenche said “It is a double-edged sword and we are also having a bit of it.”
“Imagine when the President came back and addressed the nation, not up to 30 minutes later, a fake speech of the Commander-In-Chief was being circulated in order to do what? To derail the people. If you are not very sharp and if you didn’t listen to the speech or you don’t have a copy of it like I had it almost immediately, you wouldn’t know. So, looking at it from that perspective, it is a challenge everywhere.
What are we doing? In the military, we are now taking on it more seriously than ever. We have our strategic media centres that monitor the social media to be able to sieve out and react to all the ones that will be anti-government, be anti-military, (and) be anti-security.
We tackle them appropriately with appropriate responses. Ahead of that, we are also proactive. We have measures in place, scientific measures to be able to sieve this information and also to get the public and let them know that some of this information they are getting is not genuine are not true and their objective is an anti-corporate existence of this country,” the military chief said.
Watch (The part starts from the 2.55 mark)


 Enenche, who was speaking on military operations in the north east, and the rise of the insurgents’ attack said:

 “Like I have said before, it is not unexpected being that they have been degraded, decimated and really busted at camp zero and other cities there through the air bombardment and raids by members of the military, particularly the army. So you will see them spreading out like ants that have been busted from an anthill.”

“However, I want to assure the general public and Nigerians that measures are in place to begin to take on them and begin to take them out. However highly placed anyone is or any insider or collaborator is, we are on top of the situation and we are beginning to get our information to begin to handle them appropriately,” he added.
Gov.Fayose Insists That Buhari Went Into Coma In London

Gov.Fayose Insists That Buhari Went Into Coma In London



Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose has said that he stands by his words that President Muhammadu Buhari was in a coma in London, adding that he has no apology for any comments he made on the president’s health.

Fayose, who spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, said that Buhari “is too sick to govern” and should be allowed to retire to his country home in Daura.
He debunked reports that he said he will commit suicide if Buhari returns to the country.

“Let me tell you expressly, why would I commit suicide? I cannot commit suicide because of my mother. Even if they are burying my mother now, I will cleverly stay away from the grave so that I won’t fall into it. I can’t commit suicide because of Buhari. I never said that and will never make such statement,” he said.

He said that the cancellation of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting supported his claims that the president needed to rest from the task of governing the country.

“If not for our efforts, Buhari wouldn’t have returned now. He is sick and tired and even his physical appearance portrayed this and he needs to go home and rest. President Buhari was indeed in coma and one of those who visited him said his recovery is a miracle that shows that he was indeed very sick.
Buhari is not old enough to be my father, my mother is older than Buhari, he cannot be my father, he can only be my uncle. I am close to 60. I stand by all I have said about the President. We are glad he is back, but don’t over flog him.
I am not a sycophant and I stand to speak for Nigeria. Somebody must be able to speak on behalf of the poor masses. This was how they deceived us during the time of Yar’Adua. I am not a hypocrite and I will never be one.
This country deserves a very healthy person. Office of the president is not for a sick man. The president is tired and should be allowed to resign and go and rest.
Not until civil societies and people like us started making noise. You can’t be our president without us knowing what is happening to you. So, for me, the president went to coma July 6.
You don’t have to be president at all cost, when you are tired. You go home. I don’t want to talk about 2019 but I want to tell you that Nigeria needs a president that is agile, strong. The job is too much for an individual that does not have what it takes. It is common saying that health is wealth. Everything is about health.
You see they said he would come back and resume in his office, he resumed in his office, they said rats have taken over his office.
A presidential office… rats took over his office! Now they said he is working from home, tomorrow, they would say he is coming from bedroom.
All these stories are ending up in a make believe. In a country where you have so much to do, I am not going to be a sycophant here,” he said.
Fayose said he will not go to the presidential villa to greet the president if invited, saying that his visit would be misinterpreted to be laden with sinister motives.

Photo Credit: NAN Photo
Juliet Ibrahim & Mercy Johnson Glam Up for Glitz Africa Magazine Cover

Juliet Ibrahim & Mercy Johnson Glam Up for Glitz Africa Magazine Cover





Themed, ‘Love Yourself’ , Glitz Africa magazine’s issue 18 has its cover graced by Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim and her Nigerian colleague, Mercy Johnson. Award-winning satirical illustrator, Bright Ackwerh and entrepreneur and life coach Dzigbordi Dosoo are featured as Talent and Ultimate Woman respectively.

There is also a special report on the extent women are going to have the perfect body; one you will find interesting and enlightening. You will also find the regular scoop on beauty, fashion, gadgets, career, wellness and others very refreshing to read.

Copies of Glitz Africa Magazine Issue 18 are available in selected supermarkets, shell shops, restaurants and leading pharmacies throughout the country, at a cover price of ¢30 in Ghana.

Aso Villa And The Audacity Of Rats By Reuben Abati

Aso Villa And The Audacity Of Rats By Reuben Abati




What’s that sound I am hearing?”
“What sound?”
“I thought I heard something like miaow, miaow…”
“Oh my cats…oh yes…”
“Are you now breeding cats?”

“Not really. But I have just joined a group of concerned Nigerians who are planning to go to the Presidential Villa in Abuja to help sort out this issue of rats that invaded the President’s office and chased him out of his office as the BBC reported.”

“You mean you believe that story?”
“Nobody knows what to believe in this country anymore, but we are patriots and Baba’s loyalists, and we are determined to make our own contribution. Why don’t you join us?”
“To go and kill rats in Abuja?”

“Yes. Can’t you see that those rats are irresponsible elements? The President traveled for three months and they just took over his office, ate up the furniture in the office and now Baba has to work from home for 3 months while his office would have to be renovated, all at public expense.”
“How on earth would rats invade the President’s office?”

“You like to ask questions. Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman and an experienced journalist who knows a story is not a story except it is accurate has told us that they are having a problem with rats in the Villa, who are you to doubt him? Have you been to the Villa before?”

“Yes.”
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“So, join us. Those rats have crossed national red lines. They must be destroyed relentlessly because they are terrorists and criminals. They are in fact guilty of treasonable felony. What they have done is the equivalent of an attempted coup d’etat! We, the concerned citizens, will not take it. We have a duty to defend this democracy.”

“But why are you bothering yourself? The President has met with the Security Chiefs. And he gave them a marching order to ensure national security. They should know what to do”

“But did they obey the marching order? After their meeting with the President, the other day, they just addressed a press conference and returned to their offices. Not a word about the breach of national security by rats. I was shocked. I expected the service chiefs to march straight to the President’s office and deal with the rats with immediate effect. This is the problem. Baba has around him, people who are not ready to help his administration. Even the Generals, with all their epaulets and combat experience, are running away from common rats! You now see why some of us have decided to take up this matter as patriots?”

“I don’t think anybody will allow you to take cats into the President’s office, though. That may even be more of a threat to national security than the rats invasion.”
“Okay, what do you suggest, we go to the zoo and get lions, jackals, and hyenas to attack rats?”
“What will a lion do with rats?”

“That is my point. It is actually a job for cats. Rats flourish in the absence of cats. Don’t you know it is only when the cat is not at home that rats become bold enough to take over the house? As the Yoruba people put it, a i si nile ologinni, ile di ile ekute.”

“Abasi mbok. I could never imagine that a day will come when Okon Calabar will take over Nigeria’s seat of power.”

“Okon Calabar. Who is that?”

“Okon Calabar.  That is what we call rats in Calabar. Okon Calabar is not an ordinary rat at all. It has the appetite of about ten men. Have you ever seen a rat that has a pot belly, the effect of pathological gluttony?”

“Jesus”

“That is Okon Calabar. Not even rat poison can kill it. And your cats had better be capable. Okon Calabar’s jaws are like this… strong, frightening. Ugh. In those days, Okon Calabar’s specialty was the family pot of soup. If you left your soup pot carelessly in the kitchen, Okon Calabar will lick all the soup and leave for you a clean pot.  The real story is that Okon Calabar has very strong spiritual powers; it is an agent of demons and spirits.”

“Thank you. I think from now on, I will just be very careful. Anybody at all who bears Okon whether a rat or a human being… You now see why Baba had to abandon his office and work from home?”
“But is he actually working from home? I think he is working from the office.”

“The same office where the rats have taken possession?”
“I saw the photograph of the President’s meeting with the Service Chiefs. That is actually not the office in the residence. The office in the residence is small and private. I don’t know why we have to be told he is working from home, when he is actually using a second office which is part of his main office.”

“The people working for him say he is working from home, you say he is actually working from his office, another office. You and your over-sabi.”

“Well, I may be wrong. But the last administration extended the President’s office, by erecting in the green space between the President’s office and the residence, a mini-conference/banquet hall, which has a hall, a diplomatic reception room, a fully fitted kitchen, a Presidential office, a stage, a control room, a newsroom, and a broadcast room where the President can either record or have live broadcast.”

“They may have changed the design of things since you last visited the Villa. So you don’t know”
“But I saw the photographs in the media. The office in that Presidential office extension is just about 3 minutes walk from the residence.  Once the President goes there to hold meetings, he is already effectively in the office. And in any case, was it even necessary to tell us the President is working from home or that rats have chased him away from his office? If they want to change furniture, let them do it. There is no point creating unnecessary news.”

“Your oversabi is getting too much these days.”
“Unnecessary news always generates unnecessary questions. Now, we have been told that N2 billion was actually earmarked for the cleaning and fumigation of the Villa. So, who is responsible for keeping the Villa rodent-free?”

“N4 billion actually. I hear Julius Berger is in charge of the maintenance of the Villa.”

“So, Julius Berger would have to explain to Nigerians how rats invaded the President’s office. Is it that they locked up the place and stopped cleaning it? Ordinarily, every part of the Villa must be kept clean every day. I still don’t believe this rat story. Rats in the President’s office? The BBC in its report was practically laughing at Nigeria. I imagine when next any foreign diplomat is posted to Nigeria, one of his briefing notes would be the need for him to watch out for rats in the Villa. Oyinbo people too like akproko.”

“Do you want to keep writing an essay on this matter or you want to join us? Any small thing, you will just start vibrating.”

“We need to raise questions. But since you insist that the rats story must be true, could that also be the reason why the Federal Executive Council meeting for this week was canceled?”
“I don’t think so. You should stop worrying about whether a Council meeting is held or not. It is not an issue. There is nothing in the Constitution that says FEC must meet every week or on any particular day. The President can choose to hold cabinet meetings on a- need-arises-basis.  It is a matter of choice or style.”

“Okay, if I must join your rat-catchers gang, what is in it for me?”
“Must you always expect to be paid for every service rendered? We are a group of volunteer patriots going to Aso Rock to save it from rats. Oh when the saints/Go marching in/Oh, when the saints go marching in/Oh how I want to be in that number/When the saints go marching in/Oh when the drums begin to bang…/I want to be in that number…. Are you joining us?”

“Wait first.  I think before we go to the Villa, we should take Lassa Fever vaccination as a form of protection and candidly, I think everybody in that Villa should be tested for  Lassa fever. As you well know, rats are vectors of Lassa fever.”
“I don’t think this matter is that serious.”

“Still, it is better to take precautions.  Doctors can be imported from either the UK or the US or the Medecins san frontieres can be called in to help.”
“We have doctors in Nigeria who can administer vaccination if need be.”
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“Which Nigerian doctors?”
“It is even the job of a nurse. Vaccination is a simple procedure.”
“If you want me to join the rat-catchers league of patriots, you will first arrange a trip for me to the UK to take a Lassa fever injection, and then I will be prepared.”

“Obviously, you are also afraid of the rats, so, you have to find an excuse to dodge. And to think I have a role for you in this all-important and urgent national assignment.”

“What role?”
“I want you to be our Pied Piper.”
“Pied Piper. What is that?”
“Don’t tell me you have never heard of the Pied Piper? The Piped Piper of Hamelin”
“No. Why should I know him? Does he know me too?”
“Kai. What are they teaching you people in school these days? And you go about pretending to be educated? Kai. Well, I can’t blame you. What should we expect when the universities are running epileptic programmes and the teachers are on strike almost every year?”

“Don’t insult me. What is your point?”
“Okay, I want you to be our Pied Piper, right? You will dress up colourfully, and play a pipe, a flute or a saxophone or a mouth organ, whichever one you can play. You will also carry our company colours”

“Are we a company and what has colours got to do with it?”

“We are a brigade. In military terms, a brigade is also a company.  And when you go to war, you must carry your colors. That is another word for the flag. In this case, you will carry the Nigerian flag.”
“But music? Why the music?”

“The Pied Piper of Hamelin played music for the rats that invaded Hamelin in medieval Germany, and led them out of the city and thus saved Hamelin from an epidemic.  But you are not going to play music for the rats in Aso Villa. No. No. No. Our strategy is different. We are not going to play music for those rodents and terrorists. We are going to destroy them. The punishment for treason in Nigeria is death, not music. You will play music for the kyanwas and muzuru, to motivate them.”

“And who are those?”
“Cats. Kyanwa- female cats; muzuru- male cats. We did some research and found that cats respond positively to music. No stone will be left unturned on this mission”

“So, how soon are we storming Aso Villa? The whole thing is beginning to look interesting to me.”
“As soon as we finish working out the logistics. See, our strategy is simple. The operation will be codenamed “Operation Kyanwa” by the Hamelin Brigade. The cats will attack and destroy the rats. Then we will fumigate the entire Villa. The furniture will be moved out and replaced. And by God’s grace, the President can return to his Main office, by this time next week, to continue the noble work of leading 190 million Nigerians, without any threat from irresponsible rats.”
“Brilliant”
“I take it that you are with us, then.”
“Ye-s s-ir. “
“Thank you. Let us go and teach the Okon Calabars of Aso Villa, a lesson. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
 Wayne Rooney Retires From International Football

Wayne Rooney Retires From International Football




Manchester United and England‘s all-time leading scorer Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football after turning down the chance to be part of the England squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.

The Everton striker, 31, was asked by national coach Gareth Southgate to be involved in the games against Malta and Slovakia in the coming weeks but he decided to quit instead.

Rooney scored 53 goals in 119 games for the three lions.
“Every time I was selected was a real privilege but I believe now is the time to bow out,” Rooney said in a statement released on his official website.

  Read His Statement In Full It was great Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches. I really appreciated that. However, having already thought long and hard, I told Gareth that I had now decided to retire for good from international football. It is a really tough decision and one I have discussed with my family, my manager at Everton and those closest to me. Playing for England has always been special to me. Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me. But I believe now is the time to bow out. Leaving Manchester United was a tough call but I know I made the right decision in coming home to Everton. Now I want to focus all my energies on helping them be successful. I will always remain a passionate England fan. One of my very few regrets is not to have been part of a successful England tournament side. Hopefully the exciting players Gareth is bringing through can take that ambition further and I hope everyone will get behind the team. One day the dream will come true and I look forward to being there as a fan – or in any capacity.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

13 Dead, 50 Injured As Van Ploughs Into Las Ramblas Crowd

13 Dead, 50 Injured As Van Ploughs Into Las Ramblas Crowd


At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 injured on Thursday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowd on Las Ramblas regarded as Barcelona’s most popular and busiest street.

The Catalan police said they had arrested one suspect in what is regarded as a “terror attack”, and denied earlier reports that the perpetrator was holed up in a bar near the scene.

The famous Las Ramblas is lined with shops and restaurants and normally thronged with tourists and street performers until night.

Spain’s royal family condemned the assault in unusually strong terms, vowing that their country would not be “terrorised” by extremists.

According to Aamer Anwar, a witness at the scene, he said he was walking down the street which he described as “jam-packed” with tourists and “all of a sudden, I just sort of heard a crashing noise and the whole street just started to run, screaming. I saw a woman right next to me screaming for her kids.”

Spain had so far been spared the kind of extremist violence that rocked nearby France, Belgium and Germany.

Just like France, Britain and Germany, The attack drew widespread condemnation.
“The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help,” US President Donald Trump tweeted.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron whose country witnessed a similar horror when a Tunisian man ploughed a 19-tonne truck through a crowded boulevard in Nice, killing 86 people in July 2016 said his thoughts were with the victims of the “tragic attack”.

A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the “revolting attack” and British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Twitter that London “stands with Spain against terror”.

The Nice carnage and other assaults including the 2015 Paris attacks were claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group and according to the interior ministry, more than 180 “jihadist terrorists” have been arrested since 2015, Punch reports.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Somkele Inyama Idhalama Is Sexy In Genevieve Magazine Photoshoot

Somkele Inyama Idhalama Is Sexy In Genevieve Magazine Photoshoot


Pretty Nigerian actress Somkele Inyama Idhalama who is the cover girl of the half-year review of Genevieve Magazine today shared new photos from the shoot and she looks amazing as usual.

The same issue also features poet and Gidi Up co-star Titlope Sonuga who shares her thoughts on what it means to build while afraid.

See more photos below:


Photography: Felix Crown

Monday, August 14, 2017

Police Kill 11 Protesters In Kenya's Post-Election Violence

Police Kill 11 Protesters In Kenya's Post-Election Violence


Kenyan police killed 11 people in a crackdown on protesters as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums around the capital.

Rueters, quoting a security official, revealed that the bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought to the city morgue.

The official said the men were killed during police anti-looting operations.

Separately, a young girl in Mathare was killed by police firing “sporadic shots”, a witness said, while a government official said one man had been killed.

The run-down neighbourhood is loyal to 72-year-old opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose party rejected Tuesday’s vote as a “charade”.

The unrest erupted moments after Kenya’s election commission announced late on Friday that Kenyatta, 55, had secured a second five-year term in office, in spite of opposition allegations that the tally was a fraud.

Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said the trouble was localised and blamed it on “criminal elements” rather than legitimate political protest.
Kenya’s main monitoring group, ELOG, said on Saturday its tally matched the official outcome, undermining Odinga’s NASA coalition which provided no evidence for its rejection of the result on allegations of fraud.

In addition to the deaths, Kisumu’s main hospital was treating four people for gunshot wounds and six who had been beaten by Kenyan police, its records showed.
One man, 28-year-old Moses Oduor, was inside his home in the impoverished district of Obunga when police conducting house-to-house raids dragged him out of his bedroom and beat him with clubs.

“He was not out fighting them. He was rescued by my sister who lives next to him.
“She came outside screaming at the police, asking why they are beating people,” his brother, Charles Ochieng said, speaking on behalf of a dazed Oduor.
More shooting was heard outside the hospital on Saturday morning. In Nairobi, armed police units backed by water cannon moved through the rubble-strewn streets of Kibera, another pro-Odinga slum.

Interior minister Matiang’i defended the police against accusations of brutality.
“Let us be honest – there are no demonstrations happening,” he told reporters.
“Individuals or gangs that are looting shops, that want to endanger lives, that are breaking into people’s businesses, those are not demonstrators.

They are criminals. And we expect police to deal with criminals how criminals should be dealt with.”
#SoMykonos17 - Photos Of  Stephanie Coker & Olumide Aderinokun‘s Wedding in Greece

#SoMykonos17 - Photos Of Stephanie Coker & Olumide Aderinokun‘s Wedding in Greece


Media personality, Stephanie Coker and Olumide Aderinokun tied the knot over the weekend at their destination wedding which took place in Greece Island of Mykonos last Saturday.
Stephanie also hosted her bridal brunch for herself and her girls, just a day before her big day.

Check out more photos below:

 ASUU To Begin Indefinite Nationwide Strike

ASUU To Begin Indefinite Nationwide Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that it will on Monday decide if it will begin an indefinite strike.

A memo dated August 12, 2017, purportedly from the union, had circulated on social media claiming they would embark on an indefinite strike beginning Sunday, August 13, 2017.

The memo stated that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Federal Government in 2014 after a 6-month strike had yet to be fully implemented.

The memo said of the N1.3tn earmarked for the Public Universities Revitalization (Needs Assessment) Fund, only N200bn has been released.

The memo continued that the union has decided, after exhausting all avenues to get the government to fully implement the 2009 FG-ASUU agreement and the 2013 MoU, to embark on a “total, comprehensive, and indefinite strike action.”

However, after Vanguard reached out the union to confirm the news, the National

President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi last night simply invited them to attend a press briefing at Labour House on Monday.

See the memo below:
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Photo Credit: Twitter – @d_problemsolver
Cristiano Ronaldo Suspended For Five Games

Cristiano Ronaldo Suspended For Five Games


Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona.

The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on Sunday and an extra four games for his reaction towards referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea.

Ronaldo was also fined 3,805 euros ($4,500) and has 10 days to appeal the ban.

Should any appeal fail, Ronaldo will miss Wednesday’s Super Cup, second leg and Madrid’s first four La Liga games of the season against Deportivo la Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.
Madrid had already signalled their intent to appeal Ronaldo’s second yellow card shown for diving eight minutes from time when he went down inside the area under pressure from Samuel Umtiti.
“Ronaldo’s sending-off annoys me because even if it is not a penalty, the card is harsh,” said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane after the game.

“We will see if we can do something so that he is available on Wednesday.”

Ronaldo was only on the field for 24 minutes as he was introduced as a second-half substitute and fired into the top corner 10 minutes from time to give Madrid a 2-1 lead.

He received his first yellow card for removing his shirt in celebration before being shown the 10th red card of his career two minutes later.

“Once shown the red card, said player (Ronaldo) pushed me lightly as a sign of his disapproval,” de Burgos Bengoetxea wrote in his referee’s report.

According to the RFEF’s rules, such offences are met with a suspension of anything between four and 12 games, but previous cases also resulted in four-game bans.
Everything You Need To Know About The Charlotteville Attack

Everything You Need To Know About The Charlotteville Attack



On Friday August 11, hundreds of marchers descended on the University of Virginia carrying torches and yelling slogans “white lives matter” and “blood and soil”.

Protests turned violent in Charlottesville on Saturday, as white supremacists clashed with counter demonstrators and a car ploughed into a crowd of anti-racist and anti-fascist demonstrators.
What happened and when? 

A “Unite the Right” rally was planned for Friday August 11 to protest against the removal of the statue of Confederate icon General Robert E Lee.

Described as one of the largest white supremacist events in recent US history, it was organised by Jason Kessler, a former journalist and a member of the Proud Boys, an ultra-nationalist group.

Protesters gathered again on Saturday August 12 and clashed with counter-demonstrators.

At 11:28am a local state of emergency was declared by the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle.

At 1:42pm a speeding car rammed into counter-demonstrators.

The speeding car, a Dodge Challenger, fled the scene but was soon located and stopped by Police.
Later in the afternoon, a police helicopter crashed while en route to the rally, though officials did not elaborate the details.

Where did it happen? 

This took place in Charlottesville, a university town of 46,000 people, in the state of Virginia, US.
Charlottesville has become a focal point of the resurgent white supremacist movement after officials there voted to take down a statue of the Confederate General Robert E Lee.

Who was behind it?

The driver of the car, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr was arrested shortly after the incident, and has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of hit-and-run.

In connection with the events at Charlottesville today, Police made three more arrests.

21-year-old Troy Dunigan and charged him with disorderly conduct.

21-year-old J acob L. Smith was also arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

44-year-old James M. O’brien was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed gun.

How many casualties?

32-year-old Heather Heyer died following the car ramming.

Lieutenant Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Bates that were on-board of the crashed helicopter died.

35 people were injured at the rally, 19 confirmed by the hospital in Charlottesville.

Is Charlottesville now safe? What is the latest on the ground?

Police intervened after clashes broke out and dispersed the crowd, and Governor Payne declared a state of emergency.

The Governor’s office also urged all members of the community to stay home this evening.
Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville.

Source: Aljazeera

Sunday, August 13, 2017

#FearlessConcert: Kirk Franklin, Tim Godfrey, Frank Edwards & More In Attendance

#FearlessConcert: Kirk Franklin, Tim Godfrey, Frank Edwards & More In Attendance


The second edition of Tim Godfrey‘s “Fearless Concert” was held yesterday at the House On The Rock Cathedral, headlined by the worship singer himself and international gospel act Kirk Franklin.

In attendance at the event also were host Pastor, Paul Adefarasin and wife Ifeanyi Adefarasin, Frank Edwards, Sinach, TY Bello amongst others.

See more photos from the event:

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