Monday, November 20, 2017

Former Vice President Mnangagwa Takes Over As  Mugabe Agrees To Resign

Former Vice President Mnangagwa Takes Over As Mugabe Agrees To Resign

Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, an official source with direct knowledge of negotiations told CNN.

The source said that the generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would keep his private properties.

According to the source, the aim of Sunday’s televised address — in which Mugabe appeared to resist calls to step aside — was to ensure the veteran leader openly declared the military’s actions to be constitutional.

For the resignation to formally take place, however, a letter must first be sent to the speaker of Parliament, added the source.

Mugabe had stunned the nation on Sunday when he refused to say in a live televised address if he was stepping down.

His party had given Mugabe, who has been under house arrest since the military seized power, 24 hours to resign or be impeached. On Saturday, thousands of Zimbabweans had taken to the streets calling for him to go.

But in a bizarre and rambling speech, Mugabe instead insisted he was going nowhere, and that he would see his political party Zanu-PF through its congress in a few weeks.

Zimbabweans who’d been glued to state television to watch the speech live came out into the streets afterward, some in shock.

Harare resident Tina Madzimure called the speech “an embarrassment really. He made a fool out of the generals.”

“This man will go to his grave with Zimbabwe in his hands,” she told CNN.

Credits: CNN
Former Vice President Dr. Alex Ekwueme Is Dead

Former Vice President Dr. Alex Ekwueme Is Dead

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme is dead.

A statement from his family signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme said that he died by 10:00 pm in a London clinic, Sunday.

The statement read: “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing away of their patriarch, the former Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme GCON.

“The sad event occurred at the London Clinic at 10:00 pm on Sunday 19th November 2017.”

Ekwueme had slumped in his Enugu residence, and immediately taken to the Memfys Neurosurgery Hospital Enugu, where he relapsed and went into a coma.

As soon as he was stabilized in the hospital he was flown to London in an air ambulance last week.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Married Anti-gay Lawmaker Resigns After Being 'Caught Having S*x With A Man In His Office

Married Anti-gay Lawmaker Resigns After Being 'Caught Having S*x With A Man In His Office


A vocally anti-LGBTQ lawmaker has resigned his position after being caught having sex with another man.

Wesley Goodman, a Republican Ohio state representative serving his first term, resigned earlier last week after it came to light that he’d engaged in “inappropriate behavior”of a sexual nature with another man earlier this autumn.

Ohio House Speaker, Cliff Rosenberger, confirmed the incident in a statement: “I met with him later in the day where he acknowledged and confirmed the allegations.” .

Goodman seemed to also confirm the incident, saying in another statement: “We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life,” he said in a statement. .

“That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service. For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry.”

Goodman is married to a woman, Bethany, and has, according to The Independent, frequently endorsed “natural [i.e heterosexual] marriage” as the only valid marital option.
 #AnambraDecides2017: Willie Obiano Wins Anambra Governorship Election 2017

#AnambraDecides2017: Willie Obiano Wins Anambra Governorship Election 2017

INEC has declared Governor Willie Obiano of APGA, as the winner of the November 18, 2017, governorship election held in Anambra state.

According to INEC, Obiano received a total vote of 234,071 to finish ahead of Tony Nwoye of APC

Thirty-six candidates contested the election.

Declaring the result in Awka on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Zana Akpagu, said Obiano polled 234, 071 votes to defeat his closest rival, Tony Nwoye of All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 98, 752 votes.

Akpagu, the Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Oseloka Obaze, came third with 70,293 votes.

He said that the total valid votes cast at the poll was 422,314; total number of rejected votes, 26,457 while the total votes cast was 448,771 votes.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Ukwachukwu Orji, commended the people of the state for exhibiting good behaviour, saying “no bloodshed was recorded”.

“Let this election not divide the people of the state but bring you together,” he said

Orji said that Obiano will get his certificate of return from INEC on Wednesday.

“We promised free, fair and credible poll and that is what we have fulfilled that,” he said.
Photos:Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian Tie The Knot In A Fairy Tale Wedding

Photos:Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian Tie The Knot In A Fairy Tale Wedding

Tennis great Serena Williams has married Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian in front of celebrity guests including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian,Ciara,Eva Longoria and Kelly Rowland.

The The 23-time Grand Slam champion wore a dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen for her Beauty and the Beast themed ceremony. The blushing bride changed into a feathered Versace dress for the reception followed by a shorter dress, also by Versace, for dancing.

Up to 200 hundred people attended the nuptials at the Contemporary Arts Centre in New Orleans including Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland and Caroline Wozniacki.

The dessert bar was created by “Creative Edge Parties” – The cake was by “Lulu Cake Boutique”
Serena & Alexis sat on “Throne-like” chairs, The decor was overseen by the legendary Preston Bailey. The Planner was Jennifer [Zabinski], Each table was named after Serena’s grand slam

See photos below!

Photography: @melbarlowandco. / @allanzepeda for Vogue
Bride’s First Dress@alexandramcqueen
Bride’s Second Dress: @versace_official
Bride’s Third Dress: @versace_official
Groom’s Suit: @giorgiormani
Bridesmaid’s Dresses@galialahav
Wedding Planner@jzevents
Dinner Planner: Creative Edge Parties
Decor: @prestonbailey
Location: The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans