Friday, 28 March 2014

And the world's best airport is...
Singapore Changi Airport was named the world's best airport for the second year in a row at the World Airport Awards in Barcelona, Spain. Changi also won the award for best airport leisure amenities.

(CNN) -- Singapore Changi Airport has been crowned the best in the world for the second year in a row at the World Airport Awards, announced Wednesday in Barcelona, Spain.

Changi, which also won the award for best airport leisure amenities, beat out second-place Incheon International Airport in South Korea and third-place Munich Airport in Germany.

The awards are based on surveys conducted by Skytrax, an international travel research and consultants firm, which polled 12.85 million passengers across 110 nationalities about 395 airports worldwide.

"Changi Airport offers a travel experience in itself and continues to develop its quality standards to be named the world's favourite airport again," Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, said in a news release.

"Changi Airport is a well-known leader and innovator for the airport industry and genuinely delights and surprises travellers who are lucky enough to enjoy the airport facilities. Changi Airport demonstrates how to make the airport experience an enjoyable part of the journey that is so important in today's fast-moving world."

Changi served more than 52 million passengers in 2012. No wonder it's popular: The airport has an on-site movie theater, swimming pool, gardens and trails.

Five of this year's top 10 airports were based in East Asian cities, and four were in Europe, just like last year's award winners. Just one North American airport -- Vancouver -- cracked the top 10.

The World's Best Airports 2014

1. Singapore Changi Airport

2. Incheon International Airport (South Korea)

3. Munich Airport (Germany)

4. Hong Kong International Airport

5. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

6. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

7. Beijing Capital International Airport

8. Zurich Airport (Switzerland)

9. Vancouver International Airport (Canada)

10. London Heathrow Airport (England)

A full list of the winners and prize categories from the World Airport Awards can be found at

Fake Pastor Caught With Human Skull During Prayer

The Oyo State capital, Ibadan, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the last one week and the gory stories continue to unravel. First it was the discovery of a horror forest where human bodies and skeletons were discovered in a community. Few days after that discovery, a man who disguised himself as a mad man was arrested with human tongues and other body part.

The latest that is coming from the ancient city is that a man who disguised as a Pastor has been nabbed after he was discovered to be in possession of a human skull. The preacher, dressed in white garment and going about preaching at the top of his voice and receiving money from people, was arrested at Agbowo Junction.

A man approached the fake Pastor to pray for him but during the prayer the man observed something inside his bag. After the prayer, the man made as if he wanted to give the Pastor some money but he immediately grab his bag and while dragging the bag, to the surprise of everyone, a human skull drop...

A mob, having been attracted by the shocking discovery, descended on the fake Pastor and beat him to a pulp as others who had begged the Pastor to pray for them watch with shock.

But for the intervention of policemen attached to the Kajorepo Police Division, the fake preacher would have been beaten to death and even set ablaze. He is now in police cell, answering questions about his activities.

Pull up your pants or pay a fine! Louisiana parish introduces $50 saggy pants fine for first-time offenders and $100 for repeat offenders

The Louisiana parish of Jefferson Davis is the latest place in the country to introduce a ban on people wearing their pants too low.

Local police jurors unanimously passed an ordinance on Wednesday making it illegal for any person to appear in a public place wearing pants below the waist and exposing their skin or undergarments.

Police Juror Steve Eastman said saggy pants have been a long-running problem in the parish.

The Louisiana parish of Jefferson Davis is the latest place in the country to introduce a ban on people wearing their pants too low and exposing their skin or undergarments

‘I had complaints from security guards around the courthouse that there was issues with people not being respectfully dressed in the courtroom area,’ he told KPLC.

‘So initially I was going to be for on the courthouse grounds, and the other jurors felt that it was important parish-wide.’

It was Juror Bryon Buller who took the suggestion a step further and asked the panel to consider making it illegal for anyone to show their undergarments in public to limit indecent and lewd behavior.

Those violating the law face a $50 fine for the first offense and a $100 fine for each subsequent violation, reports the American Press.

Police Juror Steve Eastman said saggy pants have been a long-running problem in the parish

The trend originated in prisons, where inmates were not allowed to have belts, and hip hop artists began copying the look in the 1990s.

Barack Obama spoke out against the look in 2008, saying: ‘Brothers should pull up their pants.

‘You are walking by your mother, your grandmother, your underwear is showing. What’s wrong with that? Come on. Some people might not want to see your underwear. I’m one of them.’

Similar laws have been enacted in communities around the country, including Wildwood, New Jersey, and Cocoa, Florida.

Civil Liberties groups have in the past argued that such bans are ‘unconstitutional’ under the 14th Amendment, which says no citizen should be deprived of ‘life, liberty or property’ and no person should be denied equal protection of the law.

A number of other Louisiana municipalities, including Merryville, Kinder, Elton, Welsh and Opelousas, have already passed similar measures.


Nick Cannon lists famous women he's slept with, mentions Christina Milian, Nicole Scherzinger, Kim K

How tacky! Who goes on a radio show to mention names of famous women he has slept with? Nick Cannon, that's who! But this Kim has been around

So actor/rapper/TV personality/producer Nick Cannon was a guest on Big Boy's Power 106 TV show and when the radio host asked him to list five celebrities he's gone to bed with, Nick didn't hesitate. He started off with his wife, super star singer Mariah Carey, then mentions singers Christina Milian and Nicole Scherzinger, ex-fiancee supermodel Selita Ebanks and reality star Kim Kardashian.

When Big Boy acted surprised and said he didn't know Nick had slept with Kim, Nick replied, "Of course you knew...or you forgot because there have been many since me." Ouch! Not nice, Nick!

Oh and he said he only mentioned the names of famous women people already know he slept with, ..meaning there are many more. He also said the first time he made love to Mariah Carey was on their wedding night. See the video below...

SCAM!!! How school accountant duped 92 students in Lagos

The Chief Accountant of Home Science Association School, Ikoyi, Lagos has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding 92 students of the school of N13,164, 855.

50-year-old Adetoye Adegoke was arrested by operatives of the special fraud unit (SFU) and arraigned in court on a four-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence and stealing.

According to the police, Adegoke reportedly used his position as the accountant of the institution to forge the school management’s bank teller and stamp to collect school fees from the students unauthorized.

PM News reports:

Some of the victims include Temilade Osofisan who allegedly paid N25,000; Halim Kuku who paid N54,000; Alabi Titurin paid N15,000; Joseph Kudehinbu paid N15,000 and Sultan Adepitan who paid N75,235 to the accountant.

The police prosecutor, SP Emerho Frank, told the court that the accused committed the offence in February, 2010 during working hours at 5, Ruxton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

Frank said the offences the accused committed are punishable under Sections 409, 363 (30) 312 (3) and 285 (9) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

Adegoke pleaded not guilty to the charge in the open court and the presiding magistrate, Mrs. O.O Fowowe, admitted the accused on bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Justice Fowowe adjourned the matter till 23 April, 2014 for mention.

The defendant was, however, remanded in Ikoyi Prison, pending when he will fulfill his bail conditions.

SHOCKING: Policeman goes berserk, kills wife, kid and 4 others in Ogun

A policeman identified as Egunbiyi (surname witheld) shot and killed six people before committing suicide at the Obantoko area of Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

According to reports, Egunbiyi, a police corporal attached to the Ogun state police command went into a sudden rage after learning that his wife was having an affair.

It was gathered that he left the police headquarters on a commercial motorcycle, got to his house and shot his wife, Tosin, who is also a police officer.

Egunbiyi also shot the landlady of the house, Iya Basira, the landlady’s daughter, Basira, the landlady’s son called Taofeek, another unnamed son as well her grandchild called Kaosara Jesu Tofunmi.

He also shot and killed Kunle, the motorcycle rider who brought him to the house before killing himself.
Three other victims he shot, one of them called Sikiru, were said to be in critical condition and rushed to Federal Medical Centre at Idi-Aba.

At the time of this report, the seven corpses had also been taken away from the scene of the incident and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.

Calls to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, were not taken.

Credit: GBOLABO's Blog

New York-Based Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor And Nigerian Mission Lawyer Nabbed By FBI In Multimillion-dollar Con of Elderly Woman

Eric Abakporo and Ambassador Joy Ogwu
New York-Based Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor And Nigerian Mission Lawyer Nabbed By FBI In Multimillion-dollar Con of Elderly Woman

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed reports linking New York-based pastor and lawyer, Eric Abakporo, to “despicable” fraud: the theft of the life savings of an elderly African-American woman through deceit and lies.

Eric Abakporo, a Deeper Life pastor and attorney, and a cohort, Latanya Pierce, were arrested for swindling the 78 year-old woman and stiffing a bank with a phony $1.8 million mortgage loan. Abakporo was arrested on Monday in Queens, NY, while Pierce surrendered voluntarily.

“Through lies and deception, these individuals abused the trust of an elderly woman in order to perpetrate a multimillion dollar fraud. Now that their despicable scheme has been exposed, they will face justice,” said New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Abakporo first came across the SaharaReporters radar screen in 2010 in another case involving contracts for renovations at the Nigerian Mission in New York City. The contracts, linked to Joy Ogwu, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, were inflated, according to a petition signed by whistleblowers calling themselves “The Patriots.” SaharaReporters reported on this a few months after New York Daily News was reporting on the fraud perpetrated against the elderly woman.

The SaharaReporters story prompted the ethically challenged lawyer to turn his fury on the citizen reporting website with a lawsuit raising libel, emotional distress and other charges for which he demanded $30 million. A U.S. District Court dismissed most of Mr. Abakporo’s claims in an April 2011 decision.

The story behind the current FBI charges began in March 2006 when Abakporo cultivated a relationship with the victim who owned a Harlem apartment building. He offered to help her collect rents but actually, he pocketed them.

The two alleged con artists then persuaded the woman to sell her property for $3.1 million, giving her multiple fake and fraudulent checks which they later took back, promising to give her a “private mortgage” in the property. After weaving a web of lies around their actions, the two swindlers brought their act to a local bank, claiming they owned the building “free and clear”. For this lie, they obtained a $1.8 million mortgage which they failed to repay.

Ultimately they obtained all of the elderly woman’s assets and $1.8 million by defrauding the bank.

Charges against the two include multiple bank and wire fraud which together carry a maximum prison term of 100 years behind bars.

Abakporo is currently cooling his heels in detention until payment of a $1 million bond secured by an interest in property and co-signed by three people and secured by two properties.


OAU student builds solar powered car

Like I have always said, Nigerian students are no dull brains, they are only handicapped by the non-working atmosphere and condition created for them. Here is a solar-powered vehicle built by Oyeyiola Segun, a Part 5 student of the Electronic and Electrical Department of Obafemi Awolowo University.

In an exclusive interview by OAU Peeps Forum, he explained how the car came into existence and the motivations behind it.

OAU Peeps: Can we meet you sir?
Segun: Okay, I am Oyeyiola Segun, a part 5 student of Elect-Elect., OAU

OAU Peeps: We learnt you built this lovely car. Was it a joint project or you did it yourself?
Segun: I did it only. This is not a day’s job, I have been working on it for some months now.

OAU Peeps: So how does the car work?
Segun: Basically it depends on Wind and Solar energy. All the energy derived for these two sources were converted to run the simple car. There are different means of obtaining energy from these two sources but I picked the one that is cool for my car.

OAU Peeps: From what you just said, you can either use the Wind or Solar Energy to power the car’s engine?
Segun: Not either energy, rather both energies are used to power the car.

OAU Peeps: Cool… that differentiates your production from the usual vehicles we see around us I suppose?
Segun: Yes, you are very correct.

OAU Peeps: Could you share with us what actually provoked your innovation? I mean what you thought before coming up with this lovely engine?
Segun: Basically, it is because of the climate change we experience due to the combustion of fuel and you know cars also contribute to that change. So I thought of running a car that will not use fuel for its locomotion. After series of thinking and research work, I came up with the simple method that gave birth to this. So that is the basic reason for the car. Another concern of mine is to produce a car that will function effectively at a reduced cost of maintenance. I believe you know the price of fuel in this country is almost going beyond the reach of a common man?
OAU Peeps: Yes, you are right. Is there any other peculiarity of the car that you will like to share apart from the once you have mentioned?
Segun: Of course yes. Another thing that distinguishes my car from the common ones you see around is that you can know the state of the car through your mobile phones. I wrote a software that you can install which will give you the basic information about the car while in your room.

OAU Peeps: What do you mean by the State of the car?
Segun: I mean the functionality of the car, like the battery level, the weather conditions, the distance you can cover during different weather conditions. In case you have a bad weather. The car also has a GPS in it that helps to know the location of the car. These and many other features embedded in it.

OAU Peeps: Wow! this is very lovely. Do you have plans replicating this nice work in the future?
Segun: The work has come to stay, but I need to keep improving it for now.

OAU Peeps: It took you how many years to put this together?
Segun: That your question can be phased into two categories, do you mean mentally or physically?

OAU Peeps: Lol… you are right. Let us talk about the Physical aspect of it now.
Segun: Okay. We all know how our country is, I mean to get money is not easy but I pray that God will make it easy for everyone of us. The truth is, I cannot really say how long because I started using my personal little money to get the materials together. Let me just say about twelve(12) months.

OAU Peeps: Did you encounter any major challenge during this project?
Segun: Yes, Money. Even at the moment, I still need funds to get some others materials which are in my original paper design which I have not implemented on the car.

OAU Peeps: What will be the summarized cost of this car when fully ready?
Segun: There are lots of things that will lead to summary cost of production, so for now I cannot specifically state the cost but with all the materials that I will be needing since I am not producing in large quantities, its close to a million naira. Now quantifying my effect and others on foreseen cases.

OAU Peeps: Finally, your message to fellow Nigerian students?
Segun: My message to my fellow students is that Rome was not built in a day. It is better to start anything you want to do now and don’t never, I repeat, never expect someone to believe in your dreams because they may not understand it as you do. Endeavor to follow your heart and do what will make you happy and that which will not affect your fellow being negatively. May God help and bless us all.

OAU Peeps: Amen. Thank you so much Engineer, we are indeed proud of you.
Segun: You are welcome and May God help OAU Peeps Forum too.

-Cuelled from Nigerian Monitor

Court bans tolls collection on Lekki-Ikoyi bridge

A Federal High Court, Lagos has barred the Lagos State Government from further collecting of tolls from users of the Lekki-Ikoyi Suspension Bridge.

Justice Saliu Saidu, in a judgment on Thursday declared that since the bridge was built by public funds, imposition of tolls on motorists using it was illegal.

The court held that the power of control of all navigable waterways in Nigeria, resides with the federal government.

The court held that since it was public funds that was used for building the bridge there was no basis for the public-private partnership arrangement which was adduced as the justification for toll collection on the bridge.

The suit was instituted by a civil rights lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, against the Attorney-General of the Federation, the National Inland Waterways Authority, the Lagos State Government and the state Attorney-General.

Adegboruwa had urged the court to determine whether the imposition of tolls on the users of the bridge and residents of Lekki Scheme 1, Ikoyi, Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki and Epe communities, did not amount to a violation of their rights.

Nissan recalls 1 million vehicles due to airbag flaw

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nissan Motor is recalling more than 1 million vehicles in the United States and Canada to fix a software problem that could prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in an accident.

Nissan said it is not aware of any deaths caused by the problem, but can not give details about resulting injuries.

The problem is with the sensors in the front passenger seats that are supposed to tell if an adult or a child is sitting on the seat. Because the risk of injury or death to child is greater from an airbag than from an accident itself, if the system senses there is not enough weight in the front passenger seats, that airbag will not deploy.

The problem with the Nissans is that the sensors are shutting off the airbag even if an adult is in the seat.

The cars being recalled are most of the best-selling Nissan and luxury Infiniti models from the last two years. They include the 2013-2014 Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra, the model year 2013 NV200 cargo van that’s also known as the Nissan taxi, the 2013 Infiniti JX35, and the 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 cars.

The recall comes as the industry and safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are focused on a recall of 1.6 million vehicles worldwide by General Motors. A problem with the ignition system can cause the car to shut off while driving, disabling not only the airbags but also the power steering and brakes.

At least 12 deaths have been caused by GM’s ignition defect. GM has come under harsh criticism, and CEO Mary Barra has made numerous apologies, due to revelations that its engineers were aware of the problem as early as 2004 but did not order a recall until February of this year.

The GM ignition switch is not the only large auto industry recall getting attention in recent months. Honda has recalled 900,000 Odyssey minivans due to fire risk, and GM announced another round of recalls covering 1.5 million U.S. cars. Toyota Motor agreed to pay a $1.2 billion fine to settle a criminal probe into its conduct surrounding a 2010 recall for unintended acceleration.

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There was a mild drama Wednesday at the venue of the on- going National Conference, when a traditional ruler, the Lamido of Adamawa, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha told his fellow delegates that he was prepared to secede from the present Nigeria if the country disintegrates.

According to him, if Nigeria breaks, some people in the country would have no where to run to, but for him and his people in Adamawa Kingdom, they would pack their luggage and whatever they have and join their kith and kin in thr Republic of Cameroun

The Lamido of Adamawa who is one of the thirteen persons and number three on the list of traditional rulers representing the group tagged, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria, also said before the very eyes of other 491 delegates, 6 officers of the Conference and Journalists that he was also ready to lead his people on a walk-out from the conference.