‘Mother covered in petrol and burned to death by boyfriend who discovered she was having an affair with his teenage son’

Stories like this make me wonder how putting oneself constantly over and above others helps anybody. By all means do what you can to stay happy (that includes bringing happiness to others by the way) but also do a mental and emotional evaluation of certain thoughts before turning them into actions.

There are those who might challenge me and say, “people have no control over who they fall in love with”. It has even been scientifically suggested that the part of the brain concerned with sanity is the one affected by those who are in love, so essentially, people in that state are robbed of logical reasoning (ever heard the phrase “madly in love?”). But there is yet a school of thought which argues that the state of loving someone is actually a conscious decision. Either way, I think a bit of self-control never hurt anybody before. The lack of it however, constantly leads to grief and uncertainty.

The story posted here I think reflects one such example of not thinking about how others feel about the actions we take. Why on earth would a man have a long-standing relationship with a woman, only to go ahead and father FOUR kids with her daughter???!!! Woody Allen much?

Is it any wonder therefore, that a woman who saw absolutely nothing wrong with making babies with her mother’s former lover, wakes up and decides that she now wants to have a romantic relationship with the man’s far younger son? Who by the way is her children’s step brother? And I guess at 19 that creep of a son had no idea it might be wrong to be in a sexual relationship with a woman who, to all intents and purposes was his step mom?

Please people, if we could all just learn to put the other person first I do believe the world would be a far more pleasant place to live in. I do not ascribe to what the man in question did by setting her ablaze, but should he have seen it coming? Err… yeah! Ever heard of Karma anyone? Well apparently she’s a bitch.

Now they go ahead and leave a whole bunch of psychologically skewered kids behind. What a life.

  • Ashley Williams, 49, is accused of murdering his girlfriend Julie Beattie
  • Prosecutors say he set her alight over her plans to move in with his son
  • Jurors are told she wanted to live with 18-year-old Ashley Williams Jnr
  • Old Bailey hears Williams hit her with hammer and doused her in petrol
  • Father-of-12 Williams had a previous relationship with Miss Beattie’s mother
  • Court hears that Miss Beattie’s sister, Lucy, saw her sister in flames

By Richard Spillett

A mum-of-four was burned to death after her boyfriend discovered she’d been having an affair with his 18-year-old son, a court heard.

Ashley Williams, 49, put tape over the mouth of his 24-year-old girlfriend Julie Beattie and hit her with a hammer before dousing her in petrol, the Old Bailey was told.

Miss Beattie staggered out of their house in Walworth, south London, shrouded in flames and later died from 90 per cent burns, the jury were told.

The court heard Julie Williams, pictured, was planning to move in with Ashley Williams Jnr on the day she died             The court heard Julie Beattie was planning to move in with Ashley Williams Jnr, pictured, on the day she died

 

Jurors heard that Miss Beattie had told father-of-12 Williams she was leaving him for his 18-year-old son, Ashley Williams Jnr, before the attack.

Prosecutor Edward Brown QC said: ‘That was why the defendant carried out the dreadful act of revenge that he did.

‘Julie Beattie died a terrible death. The medical staff at the burns unit did all they could but her injuries were such that she could not be saved.
She died of her injuries in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The court heard her last words were: ‘Ashley did this to me.’

Hours before the alleged attack, Miss Beattie’s sister Lucy had gone to help Miss Beattie collect her belongings and move in with her new lover, Ashley Jnr, the court heard.

But Williams, who was suspicious of Miss Beattie, returned home early from his work as an Islington Council groundsman to try and stop her.

Lucy Beattie said she left to give the troubled couple space but, when she came back, she saw her sister stumble out of the house in flames, the court heard.

Ashley Williams Jnr, who was Williams' son from a previous marriage, attended his father's murder trial at the Old Bailey today

Ashley Williams Jnr, who was Williams' son from a previous marriage, attended his father's murder trial at the Old Bailey today

 

Prosecutor Mr Brown said: ‘The fire that killed her was deliberately set by this defendant.

‘He used petrol that was likely to have been mixed with diesel. The liquid must have been on her when it was ignited.

‘Her other injuries were to the top of her head. He had hit her with a hammer.

‘That did not kill her. It was the flames that killed her, but that combination of injuries tells you much of the defendant’s actions in those dreadful moments.’

The court heard Ashley Williams Jnr, pictured, and Miss Beattie started a relationship after he moved in with her and his father
The court heard Ashley Williams Jnr, pictured, and Miss Beattie started a relationship after he moved in with her and his father

 

The court heard Williams had eight children with a previous wife, including Ashley Jnr.

He then started seeing Miss Beattie’s mum Linda, who had three children, including Julie, from a previous relationship.

When that relationship broke down, Williams began seeing Miss Beattie, who he went on to have four young children with, the first being born when she was just 16.

Jurors heard things began to deteriorate between the couple when Williams’ son Ashley Jnr moved in with them in September 2012.

Miss Beattie and Ashley Jnr started a sexual relationship and on the day of Miss Beattie’s death, the pair were planning to set up home together in Catford, south east London, the court heard.

Prosecutor Mr Brown said Williams, who did nothing to try and help Miss Beattie, was arrested in a park shortly after the attack.

He had slit his wrists and police were alerted to him after following a trail of blood from the house, the court heard.

Weeks before the attack he had tried to take an overdose of pills, jurors were told.

Mr Brown said that when police approached him he said: ‘I am the man you are looking for’.

Mr Brown added: ‘The cause of this lady’s terrible death was this defendant’s deliberate act. He was angry, aggressive and seeking revenge for what he considered she had done to him.

‘She was beaten by him with a hammer to the top of her head, no doubt when standing over her and then set light to her.

‘There can have been no other intention for what he did so but to cause her at least really serious harm or indeed death.’

Williams, of Walworth, south east London, denies murder. The trial continues.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Michael Jackson paternity claim for Brandon Howard shown false: report

…and the saga takes a whole new dimension. I still think he looks like a younger Michael.

BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014, 12:24 PM
B Howard has denied involvement with a stunt that claimed Michael Jackson was his biological father.

NEILSON BARNARD/GETTY IMAGES

B Howard has denied involvement with a stunt that claimed Michael Jackson was his biological father.

The kid is not his son.

The DNA result that allegedly proved the King of Pop fathered a 31-year-old singer named Brandon Howard was a pathetic fake ripped straight from the Internet, TMZ reported Friday.

Even the logo from the purported DNA lab that produced the results was false — taken from the DNA testing lab in “Terminator Salvation,” the site said.

The expose of the flimsy fakes came after Alki David — who runs FilmOn.com — held a press conference Thursday to announce he had proof Michael Jackson was the biological dad of Brandon Howard.

David said the DNA tests showed there was a 99.9999% probability that Howard was sired by Jackson.

Howard, the son of a gospel singer who was a close friend of Jackson’s, has denied any involvement with David’s stunt. Howard didn’t appear at Thursday’s press conference to unveil the results.

CEO of FilmOn.com Alki David claimed he had DNA proof that Michael Jackson was B Howard's father.

JOE KOHEN/GETTY IMAGES

CEO of FilmOn.com Alki David claimed he had DNA proof that Michael Jackson was B Howard’s father.

David, 45, is the heir to the Coca-Cola Hellenic shipping and bottling company and digital media entrepreneur whose companies include FilmOn.TV Networks, Channel 3 Dish Networks and more.

According to TMZ, David claims he bought an old dental impression used by Michael Jackson. It was auctioned off by the Beverly Hills dentist who used to treat the pop star, David said.

He sent DNA from the impression and a sample obtained from Howard to a mysterious lab in Ireland for paternity tests, he claimed.

According to him, there’s no doubt B Howard is Jackson’s progeny.

But when TMZ got a copy of the so-called DNA results, the story started to unravel.

There’s no genetic testing lab in Ireland called “DNA Lab,” the company name on the results, TMZ said.

The claim by FilmOn.com’s Alki David that Michael Jackson fathered B Howard appears to be false.

TIM WHITBY/GETTY IMAGES

The claim by FilmOn.com’s Alki David that Michael Jackson fathered B Howard appears to be false. 

And the logo was quickly identified as a fictitious creation straight from the movies.

Even the DNA results themselves can be found online, TMZ reported.

“A simple Google image search of ‘DNA result’ turns up a bunch of sample docs with the same exact easily-stealable format as the one we got,” TMZ wrote on its website Friday.

Jackson, one of the most successful American performing artists of all time, died June 25, 2009, in his California home. He was killed by a fatal dose of two powerful drugs — propofol and benzodiazepine — that he took to get to sleep.

He had three children believed to have been delivered from surrogate mothers: Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.

B Howard, who sounds and looks eerily akin to Jackson, came forward after the singer’s 2009 death and said the superstar was his dad.

Attempts to contact David and FilmOn were not immediately successful.

gotis@nydailynews.com

 

 

President Jonathan Releases Final List Of Delegates To The National Conference

As preparations for the National Conference continue find the full list of delegates listed in the story below.

President Goodluck Jonathan and Presidential Advisory Committee On National Conference
By SaharaReporters, New York
The Nigerian government has released a full list of persons expected to participate at its National Conference billed to commence tomorrow. The full list of persons and the constituency /ies they represent are listed below:
Femi Falana
Tunji Braithwaite

DELEGATES TO  THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ELDER STATESMEN

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. Tunji Braithwaite
2. Chief Ayo Adebanjo
3. Chief Richard Akinjide
4. Chief Olu Falae
5. Erelu Olusola Obada
6. Chief Afe Babalola, SAN
7. General Ike Nwachukwu
8. Iyom Josephine Anenih
9. Senator Jim Nwobodo
10. Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN
11. Senator Azu Agboti
12. Chief Peter Odili
13. King Alfred Diete Spiff
14. Edwin K. Clark
15. Daisy Danjuma
16. Prof. Evara Ejemot Esu, OFR
17. Chief Nduese Esiene
18. Prof. Ambrose Okwoli
19. Alhaji Abdulahi Ohoimah
20. Prof. Ibrahim Gambari
21. Mr. Dogara Mark Ogbole
22. Prof. Jerry Gana
23. Gen. Jonathan Temlong
24. Prof. Jubril Aminu
25. Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Muazu
26. Arc. Ibrahim Bunu
27. Amb. Yerima Abdullahi
28. Mr. John Mamman
29. Alhaji Adamu Waziri
30. Alhaji Umaru Musa Zandan
31. Prof. Mohammed Jumari
32. Mallam Tanko Yakassai
33. Senator Ibrahim Idah
34. Hon. Justice Usman Mohammed Argungu
35.k Prof. Sambo Jinadu
36. Ishia Aliyu Gusau
37. General A. B. Mamman

 

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RETIRED MILITARY AND SECURITY PERSONNEL

(i)                  RETIRED ARMY, NAVY & AIR FORCE OFFICERS (RANAO) ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (ARPON)

S/N DELEGATES
1.k8 Gen. Zamani Lekwot
2. Maj. Gen. Alex Mshelbwala
3. Rear Adm CS Ehanmo
4. Brig. Gen. (Barr.) DO Idada-Ikponmwen
5. Group Capt Ohadomere
6. Gen. Raji Rasaki

(ii)                ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS OF NIGERIA (ARPON)

S/N DELEGATES
1. R. O. Osanaiye, AIG (rtd)
2. Alh. (Barr.) Mamman Misau, AIG (rtd)
3. Alhaji Bashiru Albasu,  AIG (rtd.)
4. Chief (Barr.) Nicholas Duru Nkemdeme, CP (rtd)
5. Barr. J. I. Ebinum, DCP (rtd)
6. Barr. Samuel Adetuyi, CP (rtd

(iii)              RETIRED STATE SECURITY AND NIA OFFICERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief Jeremiah Okwuonu
2. A. K. Horsfall
3. Mr. Iliya Danga
4. Chief Babatunde Ala
5. Amb. B. M. Sani
6. Amb. J. K. Shinkaiye

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TRADITIONAL RULERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. His Royal Highness, Alh. Dr. Zayyanu Abdullahi, Emir of Yauri
2. His Royal Highness, Alh. (Dr.) Nuhu Mohammed Sanusi, Emir of Dutse
3. His Royal Highness, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, CFR, Lamido of Adamawa
4. His Royal Highness, Alh. Abdullahi Ibn Muhammad Askirama III, Emir of Askira
5. His Royal Highness, Alh. Sulu Gambari, CFR, Emir of Ilorin
6. His Royal Highness, Elder Jacob Gyang Buba, Gbong Gwom Jos
7. His Royal Majesty, Oba Michael Gbadebo Adedeji, JP, CON, Ariyowonye Lim Owaoye of Okemesi
8. His Royal Majesty, Oba Arc. Aderemi A. Adedapo, Alayemore of Ido Osun, Coordinator
9. His Royal Highness,  Eze (Dr) Cletus I. Illomuanya, Obi of Obinugwu
10. His Royal Highness, Eze Elder Agom Eze, OON
11. His Royal Highness, Dr. Edmund Daukuro, FNSE, Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom
12. His Royal Highness, Chief Nosakhare Isekhure, Chief Priest of Benin Kingdom
13. HRM Ismail Danlami Mohammed, Sarki of Karshi

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RETIRED CIVIL SERVANTS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Engr. Ebele O. Okeke
2. Dr. Edet A. Ekerendu
3. Mr. Akin Arikawe
4. Chief Robert Audu
5. Ammuna Lawan Ali
6. Dr. H. U. Sanusi

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 LABOUR REPRESENTATIVES

NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Abdulwahed Ibrahim Omar
2. Chris Uyot
3. Kiri Mohammed Shaibu
4. Joe Ajaero
5. Promise Adewusi
6. Issa Aremu
7. Lucy Offiong
8. Ayuba Wabba
9. Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson
10. Emma Ugboaja
11. Ibrahim Khaleel
12. Michael Olukoya

TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Bobboi Bala Kaigama
2. Barrister Musa Lawal
3. Mrs. Dinatu Asibi Assani
4. Olasanye Oyinkan
5. Sunday Olusoji Salako
6. Olakunle Olanrewaju Olaitan
7. Peter Esele
8. Augustine Etafo
9. Maryam Jummai Bello
10. Hassan Salihu Anka
11. Bede Opara
12. Aliyu Musa

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ORGANIZED PRIVATE SECTOR

NIGERIA EMPLOYERS’ CONSULTATIVE ASSOCIATION (NECA)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief R. U. Uche
2. Mallam Mahmud Othman

MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (MAN)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief Kola Jamodu, OFR
2. Alhaji Ali Madugu, mni

 NIGERIA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCATION (NACCIMA)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Alhaji Mohammed B. Abubakar, MON
2. Chief Bassey E. O. Edem, MFR

NIGERIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT GROUP (NESG)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mr. Bukar Kyari
2. Mr. Frank Nweke II

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NIGERIA YOUTHS ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Comrade Henry Nwabueze
2. Ajani James Olawale
3. Abdullahi Abdulmajeed
4. Mallam Hamma Bello Bilkindo
5.k8 Charles Ibiang
6. Ben Duntoy

NATIONAL ASSOCATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS (NANS)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Yinka Gbadebo, GCNS
2. Sylvester Okoh
3. Abdullahi Ali-Kano
4. Chinonso Obasi
5. Clifford Abur
6. Olayinka Dada (JP)

OTHER YOUTH ORGANISATIONS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Hassan Rilwan
2. Yadomah Bukar Mandara
3. Yakubu Shendam
4. Kasim Akande
5. Mosunmola Umoru
6. Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

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WOMEN GROUPS

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN’S SOCIETIES (NCWS)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief (Mrs.) Nkechi Okemini Mba
2. Mrs. Love Ezema
3. Mrs. Remi Kuku
4. Dr. (Mrs.) Patricia Ogbonnaya
5. Chief (Mrs.) Anthonia Balogun
6. Chief (Mrs.) Temitope Ajayi
7. Hajiya Ramatu Usman, mni
8. Chief (Mrs) Hannatu Lohor
9. Mrs. Princess Rabi Ibrahim
10. Mrs. Safiya Ibrahim Ogo
11. Hajiya Miriam S. Mohammed
12. Mrs. Princess Hadiza Ibrahim

MARKET WOMEN ASSOCIATIONS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mrs. Sheila Tamuno Abiye
2. Hajiya Alina Usuma
3. Hajiya Marvyatu Iliasu
4. Mrs. Sarah Benjamin
5. Mrs. Felicia Sanni
6. Mrs. Ifeayinwa Ezenwa

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS (FIDA) 

S/N DELEGATES
1. Ms. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau
2. Mrs. Ezinwa Okoroafor

NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JOURNALISTS (NAWOJ)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Asabe Baba Nahaya, JP
2. Brenda Akpan

WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICES (WINBIZ)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mrs. Ifeoma Idigbe
2. Hajiya Bola Shagaya

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POLITICAL PARTIES

ALL PROGRESSIVES GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief Chris Ejike Uche
2. Dr. Sagir Auwal Maidoya

ACCORD PARTY

S/N DELEGATES
1. Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja
2. Hon. Muhammad Lawal Nalado

LABOUR PARTY

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief (Barr.) Dan Nwanyanwu, mni
2. Comrade A. A. Salam (Baraden Paiko)

PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. Ahmadu Ali
2. Commodore Olabode George (rtd.)

 ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS (APC)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Yet to forward nominations
2.

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 MUSLIM LEADERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Prof. Muhammad Nur Alkali
2. Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede
3. Hajia Amina B. Omoti
4. Mal. Muzzammil Sani Hanga
5. Alh. Nurudeen Lemu
6. Nomination yet to be completed

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CHRISTIAN LEADERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Bishop Joseph D. Bagobiri
2. Prof. Andrew Haruna
3. Elder Barr. John A. Achimugu
4. Pastor Emmanuel Bosun
5. Dr. Mrs. Kate Okpareke
6. Barr. Godswill Iyoha Iyoke

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 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

S/N DELEGATES STATE/ZONE
 
 1. Rev. Nnimmo Bassey Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)
 2. Mahmood Aminu Public Interest Lawyers League
 3. Dr. Isaac Osuoka Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) & Pan Niger Delta Conference (PNDC)
 4. Joe Okei-Odumakin Women Arise for Change Initiative & Campaign for Democracy
 
 5. Ezenwa Nwagwu Partners for Electoral Reform
 6. Festus Okoye Human Right Monitors
 7. Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN Leader, Civil Society Organization
 8. Ebuchukwu Ezike Civil Liberties Organization (CLO)
 
 9. Femi Falana, SAN Leader, Civil Society Organizations
10. Dr. Abiola Akiyode Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre
11. Wale Okuniyi PRONACO
12. Bisi Olateru Olagbegi Women Consortium of Nigeria
 
13. Kyauta Giwa Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP)
14. Steve Aluko Civil Liberties Organization
15. Jaye Gaskiya United Action for Democracy
16. Rommy Mom Lawyers’ Alert
 
17. Auwal Musa Rafsanjani Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre
18. Mallam Naseer Kura Basic Rights Action – Kano
19. Dr. Emma Shehu International Institute of Journalism
20. Dr. Maryam Abdullah Women for Peace in Nigeria
 
21. Hajia Shetu Alfa FOMWAN
22. Y. Z. Ya’u Centre for Information Technology & Development
23. Abubakar Saidiq Ibrahim Campaign for Democracy & Development
24. Dudu Paloma Responsible Citizenship
 

 

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NIGERIANS IN DIASPORA

  EUROPE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Adebayo Oladimeji
2. Christian Chukwudozie Udechukwu

AMERICA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mr. Gabriel Okoye
2. Hon George Anibowe

AFRICA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Abdulahi Abubakar
2. Amb. Vincent Okobi

 ASIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. Jonathan Obaje
2. Dr. Balarabe Yushau

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 PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dandeson Hart
2. Barr. Ayodele Adekanmbi
3. Ms. Ekaete Judith Umoh
4. Kenan Mamman
5. Esther Andrew
6. Zainabi Argungu

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NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mr. Nduka Obaigbena
2. Mal. Kabir Yusuf

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 NIGERIA GUILD OF EDITORS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Isaac Ighure
2. Is’haq Modibo Kawu

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NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Alhaji Mohammed Sani Zoro
2. Mr. Lanre Ogundipe

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BROADCASTING ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Abubakar B. Jijiwa, MFR
2. High Chief (Dr.) Aleogho Raymond Dokpesi, PhD, OFR

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 SOCIO-POLITICAL/CULTURAL AND ETHNIC NATIONALITY GROUPS

SOUTH SOUTH GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Okon Osung
2. Idongest Nkangha
3. Ray Ekpu
4. Amb. (Prof.) Lawrence Ekpebu, OFR
5. Prof. Kimse Okoko
6. Sen. Musa Adede
7. Ntufam (Dr.) Josephat Okey
8. Hon. Orok Out Duke
9. Chief Joshua B. Fomudo
10. Gen. Paul Omu
11. Chief Paul Enebeli
12. Sen. Yisa Braimah
13. Barr. Chris Agbonmwanegbe
14. Chief Sergeant Awuse
15. Dr. Silas Eneyo

SOUTH WEST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele
2. Supo Sonibare
3. Sir Olaniwun Ajayi
4. Dr. Adetokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu
5. Chief Ajibola Ogunsola
6. Barr. Niyi Akintola, SAN
7. Mr. Yinka Odumakin
8. Senator Anthony Adefuye
9. Senator Femi Okunrounmu
10. Hon. Salvador Adegoke Moshood
11. Bashorun Sehinde Arogbofa
12. Dr. Amos Akingba
13. Chief Gani Adams
14. Dr. Femi Obayori
15 Pastor Tunde Bakare

SOUTH EAST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Gary Enwo-Igariwey
2. Chief Onyema Ugochukwu
3. Chief Chukwu Wachukwu
4. Prof. I. C. Madubuike
5. HRH Igwe (Amb) L. O. C. Agubuzu
6. His Excellency, Amb. Fidel Ayogu
7. Chief Goddy Uwazurike
8. Dr. Dozie Ikedife
9. Chief Chris Eluemunoh
10. Chief Uzoma Nwosu Iheme
11. Prof. Chinedu Nwajiuba
12. Dr. Joe Nwaogu
13. Dr. Sam Egwu
14. Dr. Clement Mgbada
15. Prof. Nnenna Oti

NORTH EAST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mallam Mohammed Ibrahim
2. Hon. Mohammed Umara Kumalia
3. Mr. Paul Bassi
4. Amb. Ibrahim Mai Sule
5. Dr. Abdu Bulama
6. Mr. Bar Abubakar Samo
7. Amb. Adamu Aliyu
8. Dr. Sale Dauda
9. Dr. Daniel Madu
10. Sen. Saidu Kumo
11. Amb. Hassan Adamu
12. Kashim Ndjida
13. Chief B. Leonard
14. Barrister Chris Abongaby
15. Alhaji Isa Mafindi

NORTH WEST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. IGP Ibrahim Coomassie (rtd)
2. Amb. Yaro Yusuf Mamman
3. Prof. Auwalu Yadudu
4. Alhaji Magaji Danbatta
5. AVM Mutari Mohammed
6. Sen. Bello Maitama Yusuf
7. Ms. Fati Eunice Ibrahim
8. Sen. Mohammed Kabiru Jibrin
9. Sen. Saidu Musa Dansadau
10. Col. Bala Mande
11. Gen. Tanko Ayuba
12. Hajiya Maria Waziri
13. Bilkisu Magoro
14. Hajiya Laraba Dattijo
15. Sen. Ladan Shuni

NORTH CENTRAL GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Elder Bulus Dareng
2. Lt. Gen. J. T. Useni
3. Sen. Ibrahim Mantu
4. Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma
5. Mr. Anthony Sani
6. Prof. Onje Gewyedo
7. Prof. Iyorchia Ayu
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DNA test on fatherhood of Brandon Howard may actually match with Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father

Well, well, well! Even as a kid I had my suspicions about the hit song Billie Jean and fully expected some girl to pop outta the woodwork to refute his denials but when It never happened (I waited some cool 5 years to hear that news) I shrugged it off and focused on other gossip.

Joe has been portrayed by the family as the villain but if it was Michael issuing a disclaimer all those years ago, then methinks Michael is most probably the father. The Jackson kids all bear a phenomenal resemblance to each other yea? (a pair of them Jermain and someone else actually look like twins to me) but to me this dude does not just bear that generic look, he particularly looks like Michael. He certainly resembles MJ a whole lot more than the ones who currently bear the family name.

Also the mother looks like she would have gone for MJ not JJ. They are closer in age and Michael was at the peak of his career when the Billie Jean song came out.

Or maybe its just wishful thinking on my part? By the way, I want to see pictures of the Jackson patriarch when he was younger. I am still trying to figure out how he produced such lovely kids!

The test first made an alleged link to the King of Pop himself, but a source close to the Daily News said the Jackson patriarch is actually the father of Howard, who is believed to be referenced in Michael Jackson’s 1982 hit ‘Billie Jean’ with the line: ‘The kid is not my son.’

BY AND / NEW YORK DAILY NEWSBrandon Howard , Michael Jackson's self-professed long lost son going public with DNA evidence Thursday.

BHOWARDVEVO VIA YOUTUBE

At first, the DNA test allegedly showed that aspiring singer Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson’s son, but a source said the father is actually Jackson patriarch Joe Jackson.

It could have been the Jackson Six.

Organizers of an off-the-wall DNA test claimed on Thursday to have proven that Michael Jackson is the biological father of singer Brandon Howard.

But a source close to the Jackson clan told the Daily News that it was Joe Jackson — the King of Pop’s pop — who is the actual father.

Joe Jackson may actually be the father of Brandon Howard.

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Joe Jackson may actually be the father of Brandon Howard.

Howard, who is believed to have been born in 1981, has long been rumored to be the child Jackson referenced in the 1982 hit “Billie Jean” with the line: “The kid is not my son.”

The Jackson family has long been aware of speculation that Howard is Michael Jackson’s son. They just don’t buy it.

“I’ve been hearing for years that Brandon is Joe’s son,” the source said.

Brandon Howard, reportedly born in 1981, is allegedly the child referenced in Michael Jackson's 1982 hit 'Billie Jean.'

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Brandon Howard, reportedly born in 1981, is allegedly the child referenced in Michael Jackson’s 1982 hit ‘Billie Jean.’

Attempts to reach Howard, who does not have a birth certificate, were not immediately successful. His mother, 53-year-old pop singer Miki Howard, was reportedly repped by Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson in the 1980s. She also appeared in the 1993 movie “Poetic Justice” with Janet Jackson.

The genetic mystery — is he Jacko’s son or his brother — reached a bizarre peak at a press conference in Beverly Hills on Thursday that was organized by shipping heir Alki David and streamed live on his FilmOn.com website. Brandon Howard wasn’t present for the hyped announcement but confirmed in a Facebook post that he gave a DNA sample for the test.

Dr. Joseph Goodman, a Beverly Hills dental surgeon, revealed the results, and claimed he obtained a sample of Michael Jackson’s DNA from a dental device that had belonged to the “Thriller” singer. He purchased the device at auction.

RELATED: FRENCH MICHAEL JACKSON FANS WIN ‘EMOTIONAL DAMAGE’ SUIT

Brandon Howard was allegedly conceived during a dalliance between the King of Pop's dad and singer Miki Howard, 53, a source tells the Daily News.

Brandon Howard was allegedly conceived during a dalliance between the King of Pop’s dad and singer Miki Howard, 53, a source tells the Daily News.

Goodman pulled a piece of paper from an envelope and said the test showed the “probability” of the King of Pop being a parental match was “99.9 percent.”

“I think we have the proof,” Goodman declared.

Despite Goodman’s claim, the paperwork did not include the names of the test subjects or the name of a testing lab, but David told viewers such tests are typically done anonymously and that other information was redacted as a security safeguard.

Brandon Howard provided a DNA sample for the test.

BHOWARDVEVO VIA YOUTUBE

Brandon Howard provided a DNA sample for the test.

“I’m sure that there will be doubters and there will be haters and there will be those who create, build a controversy, but it is what it is,” David said.

Jackson estate lawyer Howard Weitzman didn’t see things that way, however.

“It sounds like a fraud to me,” Weitzman told the Daily News later Thursday.

Brandon Howard has admitted Michael Jackson is a big inspiration for his work, but he claimed Thursday he had nothing to do with David’s press conference.

“I’ve never self-proclaimed to be Michael Jackson’s son,” he said in a Facebook video. “I’m definitely not suing the estate. I’m taken care of very well. And also, I make my own cash, OK?” (Dee says: Right on bro! Thats the spirit!)

Former child actor Corey Feldman, who was pals with Michael Jackson during his moonwalking heyday, attended David’s press conference and told The News he believes The Gloved One is the father.

“Personally, I do, because I’ve never met two people who were more alike in my life,” Feldman, 42, said.

Culled from nydailynews.com

Wife killer Akolade Arowolo found guilty of murder, sentenced to death

Today is a day of great joy for me. It is a day of celebrating Nigeria’s justice system. The judiciary has finally made an example of a young man who became the croan prince of domestic violence in Nigeria.

Akolade Arowolo is a young man who murdered his wife in cold blood 3 years ago. He stabbed and slashed her up so badly the corpse was barely recognizable. He did try to defend himself by saying she stabbed herself to death but how anyone manages to stab themselves 76 times leaves me totally bewildered and I guess the judge was stumped too.

The death sentence does not do much for me (I dont subscribe to it) but I do wish he had been sentenced to life in prison so he could leisurely watch his life waste away. But the court has had its way and to the extent that justice is served, I am perfectly satisfied.

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31-year-old Akolade Arowolo standing trial for allegedly killing his banker wife, Titilayo, on June 24, 2011 has today been sentenced to death by hanging by an Ikeja High court.

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja has sentenced to death Akolade Arowolo for the murder of his banker wife, Titilayo, who he repeatedly stabbed to death at their residence in Isolo, Lagos, on June 24, 2011.

Justice Lateefat Okunnu, in her judgment on Friday, held that even though there was no eyewitness to the incident, the circumstantial evidence adduced by the prosecution had proved the murder charge against the convict beyond all reasonable doubt.

“I pronouce the defendant guilty and accordingly sentenced to death,” the court held.

Okunnu relied on the testimony of the forensic pathologist, Prof. John Obafunwa, who testified that there were at least 76 stab wounds found on the deceased.

Contrary to the convict’s claim during trial, Obafunwa had testified that the injuries must have been caused by sharp weapon applied on the deceased could not have been self-inflicted.

The judge said, “Applying the eliminating induction by eliminating other factors; judging by this case the factors, including the possibilities of another person entering the flat to stab the deceased to death, the possibility of the deceased stabbing herself and the possibility that the wounds were caused in autopsy room; it is my finding that no other persons but the defendant stabbed Omotunde to death.

“This established the causal link between the death and the defendant.”

The 32-year-old man, who was arraigned for murder on December 21, 2011, was said to have murdered his wife, Titilayo, at their residence at No. 8, Akindehinde Street, Isolo, Lagos.

The deceased was then an employee of Skye Bank Plc.

Obafunwa, who carried out the autopsy on the corpse of the deceased, had said there were at least 76 stab wounds on the body.

He described some of the wounds as penetrating the heart, and damaging other organs including, the diaphragm, lung and the liver of the deceased.

“I summarise the death of the deceased as caused by multiple injuries on the heart and abdomen due to knife and sharp blunt force trauma,” Obafunwa had told the court.

The prosecution led by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Olabisi Ogungbesan, called 15 witnesses among whom were police officers and the father, sisters and step-mother of the deceased.

Arowolo in tears at the court after he was sentenced to death

Source: The Nigerian Monitor

No truth in Cannibal hotel story?

Well someone who found the human-heads-on-menu-in -Anambra story decidedly upsetting decided to research the story thoroughly and came up with lose ends. His/her opinion is posted below.

“Any Mann” wrote: I have attempted to follow the news trail to find out the original source of this “news” and my findings are as follows:
13th and 14th February 2014: News item published online by several western media including Yahoo, The Independent, Metro and Mirror all quoting “Osun Defender”
5th September 2013: News item published by Osundefender.org acknowledging it was curled from “Naijazip”
4th August 2013: News Item published in Naijazip.com acknowledging it was curled from “Naijaloaded”
8th February 2014: News item published in naijaloaded.com.ng by a person simply identified as “Dellyma”. No further acknowledgement of secondary source.
Please note the dates of these publications. It seems someone is trying to use the publication in naijaloaded.com.ng to tie up loose ends.
All the quoted Nigerian websites have no physical contact address and are suspected to be run by people of Yoruba tribe; perennial antagonist of the Igbo tribe in whose land the incidence is alleged to have occurred. The two sides were on the opposing side in the Nigerian civil war.
Devaan say: While she may be write, I do not subscribe to the notion of any ethnic group witch hunting the other as s/he seems to suggest. People will get sensational for any number of reasons including the one s/he has put forward but I am less inclined to rush to that conclusion. My good friend Uche Aniagolu drew my attention to this.

Woman finds video of boyfriend having sex with her dog — on his cellphone

LOL! This is an EXTREMELY new low

British man Wayne  Bryson pleaded guilty — but says it was his first time. He made bail, on the  condition he spends no time alone with animals.

  By      / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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CBCK-Christine/Getty  Images/iStockphotoWayne Bryson could get two years in prison for having sex with his  girlfriend’s dog.

Never look through your lover’s phone.

A British woman who looked at her boyfriend’s cellphone found a clip of him  having sex with her dog.

The boyfriend, 19-year-old Wayne Bryson, faces up to two years in jail after  the girlfriend handed the phone into police.

Images on the phone showed him having sex with her Staffordshire bull  terrier, reports Metro.

Bryson pleaded guilty to a charge of performing an act of of sexual  penetration with a dog, when appeared before magistrates in Skegness, north  eastern England.

He told prosecutors it was the first time he had ever had sex with a  dog.

Bryson made bail on the condition that he is not allowed to be alone with  animals, said  Metro

Culled from nydailynews.com