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Woman charged with killing two sons while Nigerian husband was in detention

A 30-year-old woman, Kula Pelima, has been charged with drowning her infant son and the baby’s 5-year-old half-brother, police officials in Wilmington, USA said Tuesday. It was gathered that she killed the two children after expressing concerns over her immigration status. The Police in Wilmington, who summoned to the woman’s apartment on Monday morning, found the children dead in the tub and a strong smell of gas in the air, prompting a temporary evacuation of the building, Philly.com reported. Chief of Police Robert Tracy told journalists at a news conference that Pelima has been taken into custody and charged with two counts of first-degree murder after questioning and confession. The boys were identified as Solomen Eppell, 4 months old, and Alex Eppell, 5. According to police, no one e...

J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf Recalls Passing on Tom Petty Hit

In 1979, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers recorded their song “Don’t Do Me Like That.” It ended up being one of the most important songs in Petty’s career. It was his first top-10 hit, and it served as the lead single from Damn The Torpedoes, the album that made Petty a star. But the song could’ve ended up with someone else. Legend has always had it that Petty thought about giving “Don’t Do Me Like That” to the J. Geils Band, who were still in the midst of their hot streak at the time. (Petty and the Heartbreakers had opened for the J. Geils Band on tour.) And the rumor has always been that Damn The Torpedoes producer Jimmy Iovine convinced Petty to keep the song for himself. But now J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf has said that Petty really did offer his song to Wolf’s band and that the ba...

They say Melania Trump has been replaced with a body double (Photos)

There’s a wild conspiracy floating around right now that Melania Trump, wife of President Trump and First Lady of the United States, has been replaced by a body double. Actress and comedian Andrea Wagner Barton shared a status on Facebook on Friday,writing: “Will the real Melania please stand up? Is it me or during his speech today a decoy “stood in” for Melania??And….Why would the moron say “my wife, Melania, who happens to be right here…”Seriously, watch very closely!.. The post has been shared more than 100,000 times, sending conspiracy theorists into a frenzy.                                                                    The real melania

Man arrested while fleeing with 5 abducted children in Ogun (Photos)

A resident of Isheri-Olofin, Ogun State, has been arrested by the police after he was caught with five children he allegedly abducted from the community. Punch Metro learnt that the suspect, whose name was given simply as Adebayo, had lured the children out of the neighbourhood. The victims were identified simply as Tunde, 6; Kehinde, 6; Ayo, 7; Ayomide, 8; and Basirat, 8. It was gathered that some parents of the victims and a large number of residents had attended a church crusade on Sunday, while the children played around. Adebayo, who had moved into the community four days earlier, reportedly lured the children under false pretences of taking them somewhere for a treat. He was about to board a bus at Kara bus stop when a resident, who was returning from Mowe, Ogun State, met him at the...

Man tortured girlfriend’s 8-year-old to death because he thought he was gay

A man accused of conspiring with his girlfriend to savagely torture and murder her eight-year-old son wanted the boy dead because he thought he was gay, a prosecutor has said. Jon Hatami, a prosecutor for Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, said during opening statements on Monday that 32-year-old Isauro Aguirre, of Palmdale, committed a series of brutal acts against Gabriel Fernandez. He is accused of dousing the boy in pepper spray, forcing him to eat his own feces and vomit, putting cigarettes out on his skin, beating him with a bat and shooting him with a BB gun alongside the boy’s mother Pearl Fernandez. Isauro Aguirre (r) and Pearl Fernandez will stand trial separately over the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez. But Aguirre’s defense attorney said that while his client...

Very graphic morgue photos of corps member who was shot dead by armed robbers in Imo state

Here are morgue photo of the 23-year-old corps member, Ekene Uwaoma Martin who was shot dead on Monday, October 16, by armed robbers for reportedly refusing to hand over his phone in Owerri, Imo state. The photos are very graphic. See HERE, HERE and HERE.

Cardi B Performs ‘Bodak Yellow’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

Cardi B’s career is going full-steam ahead right now. The Bronx MC recently became the first female rapper in nearly 20 years to score top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 without features with “Bodak Yellow”, and she’s been performing her signature hit at all the right places, from the VMAs to the BET Hip-Hop Awards. “Bodak Yellow” spent three weeks atop the Hot 100 and, as a reward, she’s signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.  Last month, Cardi found the time to perform “No Limit” with G-Eazy on the Tonight Show and she returned to late night TV Wednesday to perform “Bodak Yellow” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The chart queen hit the Brooklyn stage in total rock star mode, wearing massive shades and a to-the-floor purple feather coat. Check out the performance below. [e...

Tina Turner Performs at London Launch for Bio-Musical ‘Tina’: Watch

Adrienne Warren has been confirmed for the title role in Tina, the upcoming Tina Turner bio-musical scheduled to open April 17 at London’s Aldwych Theatre. The role will mark the West End debut for Warren, who scored a Tony Award nomination in 2016 for her featured role in Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. She made her Broadway debut in 2012 in Bring It On: The Musical, and prior to that appeared in the national tour of Dreamgirls that began at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. “Growing up watching Tina, I knew how to shake my hips before I could tie my shoes,” said Warren. “I am elated, honored and humbled. Meeting and working with Tina is and will always be one of the great moments of my life.” “From the ...

INEC to recruit one million ad hoc workers for 2019 elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakub, told the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday that the commission would recruit about one million ad hoc members of staff for the conduct of the 2019 general elections. According to him, the ad hoc workers to be deployed for the polls, which will begin in 484 days, will be about 300 higher than the 700 engaged for the 2015 general elections. He said, “The projected increase in the number of ad hoc (members of ) staff to be engaged in the elections by the commission arose from the need to make provisions for adequate manpower for the exercise on a general template and, specifically, to take care of peculiar needs for that purpose in some polling units across the federation.” The INEC boss, at the interactive...

Man drugged, raped and murdered 14-year-old daughter then buried body in back yard

A child sex monster drugged, raped and murdered his 14-year-old daughter and abused two other underage girls. Mark Mesiti, 49, finally confessed to his sickening crimes on Wednesday after evading justice for more than 11 years. He claimed his daughter Alycia had gone on a camping trip with friends when she was reported missing in 2006. Three years later detectives found her body buried in the back yard of Mesiti’s home at the time in Ceres, California, A post-mortem exam found she had died as a result of “mixed drug intoxication”. Police later discovered images of Mesiti sexually abusing Alycia while she was unconscious. His murder trial was repeatedly delayed by a number of administrative problems. Mesiti was already facing trial on drugs charges in Los Angeles. Mesiti was also accused of...

Buhari approves payment of pension to Biafra war veterans

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to soldiers, policemen and paramilitary officers involved in the Biafra war. The veterans were dismissed from service for their participation in the war which lasted between 1967 and 1970. In a statement on Wednesday, the Pensions Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) announced that payment will commence on Friday, October 20, in Enugu state. “The general public would recall that Nigeria witnessed an ugly civil war between July 1967 and January 1970 and as a result of that unfortunate period in our history, some members of the armed forces, the Nigeria police and the paramilitary officers who took part with the secessionist were dismissed from the service,” the statement read. “The dismissal of those officers was commuted t...

Deputy gov, SSG, engine room of my administration – Obaseki

By Simon Ebegbulem GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has attributed the successes recorded by his administration as it clocks one year next month to the cooperation he has enjoyed from his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu and the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, describing the duo as the engine room of his administration. Obaseki, who disclosed this when he paid a thank you visit to Egor and Ikpoba Okhai Local Government Area where the SSG hails from, promised to kick-start the development of an Industrial Park at Ologbo in the LGA, as part of activities to mark his one-year anniversary in office. Obaseki Addressing APC members in Ikpoba Okhai, Obaseki said: “I am happy that the SSG, Osarodion Ogie, is from this local government. You call me ‘Wake and see...