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13 April, 2013

Plane skids off runway into ocean on Indonesian island of Bali


Plane skids off runway into ocean on Indonesian island of Bali
By Marian Smith, Staff Writer, NBC News
 
A passenger jet skidded off the runway into the ocean while attempting to land on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday, local officials said.
"The aircraft was from Bandung, West Java, and about to land in Bali Ngurah Rai Airport but it probably failed to reach the runway and fell into the sea," Lion Air spokesman Edward Sirait said according to Reuters.
All 108 passengers and crew members survived, the company and the government said according to Reuters. Forty people were treated for broken legs, shock, and other injuries, but only four were admitted to a hospital, according to officials.
The plane stopped in shallow waters at least 650 feet past the end of the runway, Indonesian media reported. Local TV footage showed the plane with slightly ruptured fuselage floating in the water. People in life vests were also visible in the water.
Seven crew members and 101 passengers were aboard the plane, Sirait said.
Multiple pictures of the crippled plane circulated on Twitter.
"There was no sign at all it would fall but then suddenly it dropped into the water," passenger Tantri Widiastuti, 60, told Metro TV. "I saw holes in the floor of the plane ... we were evacuated quickly."
An investigation is under way, and the National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to the site.
Reuters reported that Lion Air is a popular budget airline in Indonesia, which has a poor airline safety record.
NBC News' Matthew DeLuca and Reuters contributed to this report.
 

12 April, 2013

Julius ‘The Genius’ Agwu in double celebration


Julius ‘The Genius’ Agwu in double celebration
By: Olusegun Rapheal
Photos: Raph Images

Life has just begun at 40 for Julius Agwu, the River State-born ace comedian and entertainer. Last weekend, the young man rolled out the drums to celebrate his birthday and also launch his autobiography “Jokes apart, how did I get here?” The well attended party held at Harbour Point on Victoria Island, Lagos, was graced by personalities in the banking, entertainment and government circles. They included the River State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amechi; Group Managing Director, Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti; CEO, Sahara energy, Tonye Cole; CEO, EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu; ace comedian, Alli Baba and his wife, Mary; former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, Desmond Elliot, Basketmouth, Tee-A, Segun Arinze, Kate Henshaw, Rita Dominic, to mention but a few. -

Celebrant, Julius Agwu and wife


L-R: Tonye Cole and Gov. Rotimi Chibuike Amechi


L-R: Sir, Alex Ottis, Segun Arinze and Ifie Sekibo

L-R: Mai Atafo, Jay-Jay Ochocha and Paul Okoye

L-R: Ayo Makun, Ali Baba and wife Mary

L-R: Kate Hensaw and Rita Dominic


L-R: Tunde Adewale (Tee A) and Jeddy


- Bright Okpocha (Basketmouth) and wife


L-R: Mo Abudu and Eyo Effiong

L-R: Samson Siasia and Waheed Akani

06 April, 2013

General Overseer Arrested for Robbery

 Ibikunle Olarewaju John


EXPOSED! Pastor Arrested For Armed Robbery Dedicated 2 Cars On Sunday!!!!!!!!

Lagos State Police Command, paraded seven suspects of a robbery gang that attacked the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos last month.

Among the suspects, was the General Overseer of The Way of Joy Church located in Egbe, a Lagos suburb. The pastor, identified as Ibikunle Olarewaju John, has confessed. But there is more…

Although, Pastor Ibikunle disclosed that his share of the loot was N500,000. But investigation carried out by Crime Guard showed that he might have got more than that. A suspected member of the gang confirmed Crime Guard’s claim. A further attestation to this claim was the discovery that Pastor Ibikunle bought two cars apparently from his share of the loot, two weeks later.

A man who pleaded anonymity opened up and asked :“Are you a member of the church”? The reporters shook their heads.

He further said, “ if you know what is good for you, better leave there before you will get yourself into trouble. The white garment church was sealed last week after the arrest of the Pastor.. Some policemen came last week and arrested him and before we knew it, we started hearing he was a member of a robbery gang. Even, the whole newspapers in Nigeria carried the news two days ago”

Before his arrest, Pastor Ibikunle was said to have dedicated two vehicles, during which he hosted members of his church and friends to a buffet.

“Although he is an easy-going fellow who by every dint of appearance never exhibited any character of a robber. We usually saw people coming in and out of the church on daily basis. And on Sundays, there were usually church services.

“Towards the end of the month, he treated his members and friends who came in posh cars to a party, in celebration of his newly purchased cars. It was not long that we heard he bought them with the proceeds from the robbery operation at the airport. It was after his arrest that I believed the popular saying that facial appearance is indeed deceptive”, a resident of the area said.

Sources say the pastor’s wife has absconded with their children due to the shame
Suspects

The Church Building

The Charm


DE- APPLAUSE: Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs Funmilayo Adeyink...

DE- APPLAUSE: Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs Funmilayo Adeyink...: Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs Funmilayo Adeyinka is Dead in Lagos Hospital, St. Nicolas at age 52. she died of cancer according to family...

Frills and trills at 16th City People Award

Sunday, March, 31st 2013, Celebrities trooped out in thier hundreds to attend the much-talked about City People Award. The event was witnessed by high and mighty in the Society, Politicians and Bussines gurus were also not left out as well as Fashionister who looked Gorgeous in Black and white the colour code for the event. Among those who attended the event are Otunba Segun Runsewe, Ogun State First Lady, Mrs Folusho Amosu, Jagun Lekan-Alabi, Iyalode Alaba Lawson, the event was held at Balmora Hall Oregun, Ikeja Lagos. BY: OLUSEGUN RAPHEAL
L-R: Ogun State first Lady, Mrs Folusho Amosu and City people Publisher, Dr. Seye Kehinde


L-R: Chief Tola Adeniyi, Iyalode Alaba-Lawson and Oloye Lekan Alabi

 


Captain Chris Najomo amd wife Martha



L-R:Capt. Chris Najomo and  Otunba Segun Runsewe


L-R: Olori Olugbenle and wife of Ogun State Deputy Governor, Mrs Adesegun

L-R: Mrs Kemi Soname, Hon. Adejare and Mrs Bukola Faleke

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L-R: Alhaja Tai Elemosho and Toyin Kolade


Mr. Segun Adisa and wife


Foluke Daramola and Hubby Mr. Salako

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs Funmilayo Adeyinka is Dead

Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Mrs Funmilayo Adeyinka is Dead in Lagos Hospital, St. Nicolas at age 52. she died of cancer according to family sources. she joined politice from the banking sector.
she was 52 years old.