Friday, 31 October 2014

Pilot Dead As Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes

Parts of the crashed spacecraft in the Mojave desert. SpaceShipTwo was flying under rocket power after being released from its mothership - then Virgin tweeted that it had 'experienced an in-flight anomaly.'
Virgin Galactic'sSpaceShipTwo spacecraft has exploded during a test flight over the Mojave desert, killing one of the two pilots onboard.

Onlookers reported seeing an explosion and debris from the craft.
Two pilots were onboard, and authorities confirmed one was dead, with the second being taken to hospital in Lancaster with serious injuries aboard a helicopter.

Career: The Richest Woman In Each Region Of The World

Christy Walton, who inherited a portion of the Walmart fortune after her husband’s death in 2005, is the richest woman in North America and the world with an estimated net worth of US$37.9 billion, according to a Wealth-X list of the wealthiest women in each region released today.

Taking second place on the Wealth-X list is Liliane Bettencourt, heiress of the French cosmetic giant L’Oreal, whose personal fortune of US$31.3 billion earns her the title of richest woman in Europe.

African Sweetheart Weddings: Abdulazeez And Adejoke Dream Wedding

Abdulazeez and Adejoke had the most extravagant wedding this past weekend. Abdulazeez is the son diamonds merchant Folashade Adunni Risiquat Adesoye, whilst Adejoke, is the daughter of popular cloth merchant Morufat Kalejaiye.

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The breathtaking star-studded wedding took place at Oriental Hotel Lagos, Nigeria.
Here are some pictures from the glamourous union, including pre-wedding pictures and the stunning union.

Lisa Reed, Blind Since 11 Has Her Sight Restored After Hitting Head On Table

The New Zealand woman (pictured here with her daughter, Maddison, and new dog, Heidi) has been blind since she was 11 because of a tumour pressing on her optic nerve
A New Zealand woman, who had no vision since she was 11, had her sight restored one night when she hit her head on a coffee table.

Lisa Reid, from Auckland, has a tumour pressing down on her optic nerve and in 2000 she was not able to see at all.
But on the night of November 15, 2000, that all changed when Ms Reid - who was 24 at the time - crouched down to kiss her guide dog at the time, Ami, goodnight and accidentally knocked her head on her coffee table.

The next morning, she woke up and some of her vision had been restored.

Worst Places I've Ever Visited — From The Man Who's Been Everywhere, Globe Trotter Names Lagos Nigeria As The worst Of The Worst

Many of us say, "That was the worst place in the world!" But really: How many of us truly have the authority to say that? Lee Abbamonte does.

He's the youngest American to visit all 193 member nations of the United Nations, and he's well on his way to visiting all 324 on The Travelers’ Century Club list, which includes territories and unique destinations in addition to nations. (Lee expects to have 321 of the 324 countries checked off by the end of the year).

With all those countries, they can't all be winners. And Abbamonte, as part of his traveling mission, has to see the losers too. He takes that part of his quest seriously. "I spent time in these places; it's not like I went to the airport and split," he says of the bottom-tier countries. "I tried to give each place a couple of days."

Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria
As far as I am concerned, Lagos, Nigeria, is the worst place on planet Earth. I’ve never experienced so much corruption in my life. It was just a horrific experience getting into the country. Crossing in from Benin, we got shaken down by the border guards.

Burkina Faso Declares State Of Emergency

Burkina Faso's parliament on fire (30 October 2014)
Burkina Faso's president has declared a state of emergency, after tens of thousands of people took the streets, setting parliament ablaze in violence that left at least one person dead.

Army General Honore Traore, the joint chief of staff, also said that the government and parliament had been dissolved on Thursday.

Daily Inspiration: Baggage Check! ‘The Real’ Ladies Let It Go

'The Real' hosts Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, Loni Love, and Tamera Mowry-Housley  get emotional in today's episode. 

The ladies discuss their personal and professional struggles with insecurities in the "Girl Chat" portion of the talk show. Their openness is truly heartwarming.

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Divorce Row Over Billionaire's Two 'Wives'

A Nigerian woman who claims she was duped into marrying a billionaire who was already wed is to fight on against a divorce court order that she must pay the tycoon’s £100,000 legal bill.

Mercy Ogbedo thought her dreams had come true in 2002 when she went through a spectacular wedding to Nigerian shipping magnate Moses Taiga.

Mrs Ogbedo, 45, of Finchley, has two children by Mr Taiga, who owns a string of London properties, and says it was only later that she found her husband already had a wife. For more than a decade she has petitioned UK divorce courts for financial support from him.

Relationships: I Just Got Engaged And Immediately Doubted My Decision. Here’s Why I Still Said “Yes”…

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Our whole lives we’re sold “happily ever after”, time and time again.

In the movies. On TV. On Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube.

I’ve heard talk about Prince Charming, “The One”, my “soul mate”. Even in church, I’ve been told that God is designing the PERFECT man for me. That there is ONE out there who will complete me.
And while I’ve always rolled my eyes at these concepts, I failed to realize how much they were etching their way into my thoughts and heart.

I’ve been in a relationship with Jeremiah for 15 months. And I’ve known I wanted to spend my life with him engagement 2 for 6. We’ve navigated the highs and lows of dating. We’ve stumbled and struggled…a lot. We’ve had great victories and highs. We’ve cried some, laughed often, bickered more, and smiled the most. We’ve supported one another in the struggles of building our careers.

Tragic! Young Nigerian Woman, Joy Williams Dies After Illegal Buttock Augmentation Surgery In Thailand (Updated)

A young Nigerian woman, Joy Williams has died after complications during a cosmetic surgery procedure in Thailand. 

Joy Williams, who was aged 24, and from Thamesmead, south-east London, died following a botched procedure that went wrong. Joy was said to have been undergoing buttock augmentation by an allegedly uncertified surgeon in Bangkok when tragedy struck.

According to our source, Joy had made the ill-fated journey to Thailand without informing her parents. She was the eldest and only daughter of her family.

"I'm Proud To Be Gay" -Apple Chief Tim Cook

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying that he is "proud to be gay".

Mr Cook made his announcement to try to help people struggling with their identity, he wrote in a Bloomberg article.

He has been open about his sexuality, but has also tried to maintain a basic level of privacy until now, he said.

Any Day Now! Kelly Rowland Glows As She Indulges In Some Retail Therapy

Let the countdown begin! Kelly Rowland proudly cradled her baby bump during a shopping trip to Barneys in Beverly Hills on MondayFlawless fashionista! The 33-year-old worked a white slogan T-shirt, loose-fitting grey trousers and wedged sneakers
Singer Kelly Rowland is due to give birth to her first child any day now!

The 33-year-old newly wed who is expecting a boy with her husband Tim Witherspoon was pictured enjoying some retail therapy at luxury department store Barneys in Beverly Hills.

Terminal Brittany Maynard Ticks Off Last Item On Bucket List

Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.

"I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now," Maynard says in a video released to CNN on Wednesday. "But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It's happening each week."

Maynard says she has stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. In April, she says, doctors gave her six months to live.

"For A Woman To Be Truly Successful You Need A Steady Home" -Entrepreneur Chief Dr. Mrs. Onikepo Akande

Female entrepreneur Chief Dr. Mrs. Onikepo Akande who sits on the boards of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. and PZ Foundation; and is director of Bank of Industry and National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria NICON, had some advice for business minded women.

Speaking to Vanguard about her achievements to date, she said;
"Most women when they get to a certain level in life, they are not able to keep their homes.
The pressure is too much for them, they don’t know how to balance and everything depends on time management."

Chika Ike Wraps Up Her Pre-Birthday Getaway At A New Destination

For those of you who may be curious about Chika Ike's holdiay whereabouts..

The Nollywood star took her 'fun catching' to Turkey! 

After enjoying an action packed pre-birthday stint in Dubai, the actress headed to Turkey where she spent time lounging on the picturesque beaches, and the remainder being a tourist.

Daily Inspiration: One Of the Most Powerful Videos You Will Ever See

Something beautiful to start your new day! 

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Lol: Wedding Crashers

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New World Cup Emblem For The 2018 FIFA World Cup Revealed

The Official Emblem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been revealed. 

The brand new emblem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia was projected on to one of the nation's most iconic landmarks - the Bolshoi Theatre to the delight of many football fans.

Nicholas Winton Honoured By Czechs For Saving Children From Nazis

A British man who saved 669 children, most of them Jews, from the Nazis has been awarded the Czech Republic's highest state honour.

Sir Nicholas Winton was 29 when he arranged trains to take the children out of occupied Czechoslovakia and for foster families to meet them in London.

The 105-year-old was given the Order of the White Lion by the Czech president during a ceremony at Prague Castle.

Relationships: The 12 Ways Of A Godly Wife

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I’m in pursuit of these 12 things and I will be unto death do us part.   

And the reason why is because I want to honor my Lord with my marriage.  These 12 ways are by no means easy, but they are God-honoring, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, right?

1.  To love him.  I study him to find out what makes him tick.  I seek out ways and ask him questions to find out what makes him feel loved by me the most, and then I pursue those ways.   (Titus 2:4)

2.  To respect him.  He just so happens to flourish as a man when I respect him.  And I happen to think a flourishing husband is much better to live with than a husband who is wilting.  (Eph. 5:33)

3.  To be his lover.  It’s why I married him and vice versa.  (1 Cor. 7:2-5)

Happy Wednesday!

Pray BIG. What have you prayed for lately that requires a miracle from God? He will perform!! Im seeing it happen!

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

ANKARA Season Part 8!

It time to be inspired! 

Here's another dose of our very popular 'Ankara Season' installments, with tons of ANKARA looks to re-create!


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Teenage Boy Sentenced To Nine Years In Jail For Killing Girlfriend, Aged 15

A teenage boy who shot his girlfriend dead on his birthday has been sentenced to nine years' detention for her manslaughter.

Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, 15, was hit in the neck by a single bullet from a fake 1930s Italian Beretta pistol which the boy was looking after in a mire of 'violent gang confrontation', a court heard.
The 15-year-old boy - who cannot be named due to his age - was cleared of murder after jurors hears he loved Shereka and fired the gun by accident.

Picture Of The Day!

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Wishing you all a blessed new day! xx

Monday, 27 October 2014

Listening To: Nfana Ibaga Remix By 2face Idibia

Popular crooner 2face Idibia remixes his smash hit Nfana Ibaga with the help of Producer OJB Jezerel. Enjoy!

South Africa Football Captain Senzo Meyiwa Shot Dead

South Africa's football captain Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot during a burglary, police say.

He was reportedly attacked after men entered his girlfriend's house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg.

His agent described him as a humble man from a tough background who had become a "hero in everyone's eyes". The 27-year-old was the goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates and had played in South Africa's last four Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sunday Sermon: When Purpose Drives Your Life

Once we know our God given purpose, it begins to take control of our lives. Some may think they understand it or that they are living it out, yet they lack the insight and connection with God to truly understand.

Passion and purpose are often used interchangeably, yet they are two different things. Many may have passion for something and it’s not their God given purpose.

Passion by itself may drive you in circles doing any and everything to make that passion turn into success. While God may allow you to have some success because of your hard work, you still wonder what’s missing. Why am I working so hard yet getting so little return?

God’s purpose for our lives is the reason why we were put here on this earth; knowing your purpose can cause you to have passion to fulfill God’s will for your life. It is not the passion that leads you to frantically do any and everything to make things happen.

Fashion We Like: Week Beginning 26th October

"Arrogant Pistorius Was Sure To Kill" -Reeva Steenkamp Mother

It was bad luck Reeva Steenkamp met Oscar Pistorius, her mother has said, as the "volatile" athlete "would have killed someone sooner or later".

Speaking to The Times, June Steenkamp calls Pistorius "pathetic", "moody", "gun-toting" and "possessive".

She rejects both his apology and his version of events, but admits: "He's the only one who knows the truth."

Happy Sunday Lovelies!

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Ebola Outbreak: New York Doctor's Contacts Sought

Craig A. Spencer, MD, MPH, is the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center emergency physician who was diagnosed with Ebola virus disease today. He returned to New York City on October 17 after treating Ebola patients in the West African country of Guinea, the origin of the current outbreak. Credit: Craig Spencer/LinkedIn
Health officials in New York City are seeking people who came into contact with a doctor infected with Ebola.

Craig Spencer, who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa, took the subway and went bowling on Wednesday night, but woke up the following morning with a fever.

Three people close to him have been put into quarantine.

Pictures: Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Dr. Sid And Other Acts At The Mavin UK Tour In London

Mavin artists put on quite a show at their much anticipated UK tour last night as they took on the London O2 Arena. 

Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, Korede Bello, Di'Ja, Reekardo Banks where all present on the night to thrill screaming fans with the exception of D'Prince. 

Mali Confirms First Case Of Ebola

Health worker in Mali. Photo: 9 October 2014
The Mali government has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country.

It said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. She recently returned from the neighbouring Guinea.

More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola - mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - since March.

Happy Friday!

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