Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Head Of US Secret Service Resigns Over Security Lapses

The head of the US Secret Service, tasked with guarding US President Barack Obama, has resigned following several high-profile security lapses.







Julia Pierson offered her resignation to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday.





Joseph Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the agency, has been appointed to step in.




The move follows a major breach of the White House security on 19 September.






"Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation,
and I accepted it," Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson wrote in a statement.




"I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation."




Obama also expressed his appreciation to Pierson for her long history of public service, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told
reporters on Wednesday.





Pierson offered her resignation because "she believed it was in the best interests of the agency to which she has dedicated her career", Earnest added.




High-ranking members of the US Congress had been calling for Pierson's resignation in the wake of her testimony before a House oversight committee on Tuesday.

There she acknowledged the Secret Service security plan was "not executed properly" during a recent breach of the White House.
On September 19, suspect Omar Gonzalez, 42, allegedly scaled a fence and gained entry to the famed US residence while carrying a knife.




On Wednesday, Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to charges against him, including entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a
deadly or dangerous weapon.



Prosecutors say he jumped the main fence around the White House and gained entry inside through an unlocked door, then barrelled past a
guard and ran into the East Room before being tackled.
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Ini Edo Removes Husband's Name From Her Bio On Instagram

After five years together, actress Ini Edo's marriage to her US based husband Philip Ehiagwina has crashed.




Ini has since removed her husband's name from her social media accounts and she also removed wife from her bio on instagram. Her bio used to read – actress and wife, but wife is no longer there. A source that I spoke with said they have been having problems for quite a while because of trust issues before they decided to finally end their marriage. They have no children together.
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15-Year-Old British Girl Flies To Syria To Join IS Jihadis After Being Brainwashed Via The Internet

A 15-year-old girl has fled Britain and flown out to join jihadis in Syria after being 'brainwashed' online.




Schoolgirl Yusra Hussien, described as a grade-A pupil who wanted to be a dentist, left her family home in Bristol to join hardline fighters in the war-torn country.



Yusra, who is thought to have been exposed to jihadi propaganda on the
internet, boarded a flight to Istanbul under the noses of police and border control officials at Heathrow.




She is believed to be with a 17-year-old girl from Lambeth, South London, whom she arranged to meet at the airport, and to have flown to Turkey in order to enter Syria, where Islamic State fighters control large areas.





Last night Yusra's distraught family, who are of Somali descent, begged her: 'Please come back.

We miss you very much. You are not in any trouble. We just want you to be safe and to come home as soon as possible.'



The teenager has not been seen since 7am last Wednesday when she left home in the Easton area of Bristol. Her parents thought she was going to school, but she is believed to have taken a coach to Heathrow.




Her father Mohammed, a youth worker, only realised she was missing when he went to collect her from school that afternoon. He and
his wife Safiya, a dinner lady, declined to comment further other than to confirm their daughter was missing. A woman who said she was Yusra's aunt added: 'We are all really confused.'



A family friend said the teenager, who wears a headscarf, had not asked for any money and her parents were unaware of any cash she could have used to pay for her flight – suggesting that whoever recruited her may also have bought
her tickets. Afzal Shah, who spent time with the family at their home yesterday, said they had noticed Yusra use her phone and computer a lot recently.













Source: Mailonline
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House Of Reps Directs NYSC To Suspend N4,000 Online Registration Fee

The House of Representatives, Tuesday ordered the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to immediately suspend its policy requiring prospective corps members to pay N4,000 as registration fee before accessing their call-up letters.





The motion was sponsored by Hon. Hassan Saleh (PDP, Benue).


Saleh made reference to the "recent advertorials in some national newspapers that with effect from 2015, corps members will be required to register online with a fee of N4,000 to be able to access their call-up letters as an alternative to their having to go to their various schools to collect the letters."



He said as laudable as the idea of sending call-up letters though the internet may be, "the decision requiring fresh graduates to cough out N4,000 to access letters appears insensitive and exploitative."



Speaking, Deputy Speaker Emeka Ihedioha, upon a petition by Hon. Uzo Azubuike (PDP, Abia) who stated that the public petitions' committee he chairs was already working on the matter, ruled that the committee on youth development and the sponsor of the motion be invited to be part of the panel that will conduct a session on the matter.
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US Records First Case Of Ebola Virus Disease

The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed in Dallas, Texas.


Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation.

The man is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia before travelling to the US nearly two weeks ago.


More than 3,000 people have already died of Ebola in West Africa and a small number of US aid workers have recovered after being flown to the US.


"An individual travelling from Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden told reporters on Tuesday.


According to Mr Frieden, the unnamed patient left Liberia on 19 September and arrived in the US the next day without displaying any symptoms of the virus.

Symptoms of the virus became apparent on 24 September, and on 28 September he was admitted to
a Texas hospital and put in isolation.
A hospital official told reporters on Tuesday the facility already had procedures in place to deal with any such potential cases.


Preliminary information indicates the unnamed patient was not involved in treating Ebola-infected
patients while in Liberia.

Health officials are working to identify all people who came into contact with the unnamed patient while he was infectious.

Those people will then be monitored for 21 days to see if an Ebola related fever develops.

According to Mr Frieden, it is possible someone who came in direct contact with the patient may develop Ebola in the coming weeks.

But "the bottom line here is I have no doubt that we will control this importation, this case of Ebola, so it
does not spread widely in this country," he added.

"We will stop it here."

The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 3,000 people have died of the virus so far, mostly in Liberia.

Earlier on Tuesday, the CDC said the Ebola virus seemed to be contained in Nigeria and Senegal, with no new cases reported there for almost a month.


It is the world's most deadly outbreak of the virus.

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Happy Independence Day Nigeria

Nigeria, my dear country is 54 today. It's been 54 years since we got independence from Britain. Y'all should enjoy the day since it's going to be a public holiday.
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Operating System

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be the name of its next operating system.




The choice is a surprise bearing in mind it represents a jump from the last version - Windows 8.



The software will run on a wide range of devices from smartphones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store.




The firm said it would be compatible with existing IT management systems to aid adoption.



Windows 8 has been criticised for the way it attempted to provide user interfaces that suited both
touchscreen and mouse-and keyboard controls.




Businesses typically wait about a year after a new operating system's release before offering it to workers to give IT staff a chance to get to grips with the new technologies involved.




But it has been nearly two years since Windows 8 first went on sale and adoption is still low.



"It's extremely important for Microsoft to get Windows 10 right," said David Johnson, who covers Microsoft for the consultancy Forrester.



"Windows 8 is only being offered to employees by about one in five organisations right now. Windows 7
is still the de facto standard for enterprise in the desktop environment.




"For Microsoft to continue to be able to get the best and latest technology in the hands of the enterprise workforce all over the world, it has to have a vehicle to do that - and Windows 9 is its best shot."





Across desktop PCs as a whole, only 13.4% currently run Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, according to research firm NetMarketshare.




By contrast, it says 51.2% are powered by Windows 7 and 23.9% by Windows XP, a version that is no longer supported by Microsoft.
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Nominees For Headies 2014

The nomination list for Headies 2014 is out, and most of your favorites like Wizkid, Davido, Donjazzy,Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Niyola and more made the list.


BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR


IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO

LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA

ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA

ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR


DON JAZZY – DOROBUCCI

PHEELZ – ELEDA MI O

T SPIZE – AYE

LEGENDURY BEATZ – CARO

SHIZZY – SKELEWU

DEL B – PULL OVER


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

ADA ADA BY FLAVOUR – CLARENCE PETERS

TOH BAD BY NIYOLA – KEMI ADETIBA

JUST LIKE THAT BY RAYCE – AJE

OYA NOW BY JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI –UNLIMITED LA

PERSONALLY BY P-SQUARE – JUDE "ENGEES" OKOYE & CLARENCE PETERS

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM


THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE

TAKEOVER – KCEE

ONCE UPON A TIME – TIWA SAVAGE

ME, MY MOUTH & EYE – SOUND SULTAN

L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY


BEST R&B SINGLE

LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA

IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO

PLAN B – WANDE COAL

DON GORDON – BURNA BOY

BEST POP SINGLE

DOROBUCCI – MAVIN CREW

AYE – DAVIDO

JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE

PULL OVER – KCEE

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI

CARO – STAR BOY FEATURING WIZKID AND L.A.X

SURULERE – DR. SID

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE


GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING


LEAD ME ON – CYNTHIA MORGAN

STINKING SH#T – CHOPSTIX FEATURING ICE PRINCE, YUNG L AND ENDIA.


BAD GIRL – JESSE JAGZ FT. WIZKID


MURDA – SEYI SHAY FT. PATORANKING & SHAYDEE


BEST RAP ALBUM

NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO

ALAGA IBILE- REMINISCE

BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE

THY NATION COME – JESSE JAGZ


BEST COLLABO


OYA NOW – JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI


EMERGENCY – WIZZY PRO FEATURING SKALES, PATORANKING AND RUNTOWN


SURULERE – DR. SID & DON JAZZY


PASS YOU BY – BLACK MAGIC FT. ORITSE FEMI


GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING


DOROBUCCI – MAVINS


BEST RAP SINGLE

PARCEL- PHYNO


DOPE MONEY – OLAMIDE FT. PHYNO


SHOTZ ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE FT. SARKODIE


RAP IT UP – POSLY TD


DEAF – EVA ALORDIAH


WTF – ILL BLISS


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)


IYAWO MI – TIMI DAKOLO


DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI


WHY YOU LOVE ME – NOSA


ORDINARY PEOPLE – COBHAMS


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)


LOVE TO LOVE YOU – NIYOLA FT. BANKYW


WANTED – TIWA SAVAGE


WINDOW – MONICA OGAH


GOOD MAN – RUBY

NEXT RATED

PATORANKING

RUNTOWN

OREZI

SKALES

YEMI ALADE

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

TIWA SAVAGE – ONCE UPON A TIME

SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY

BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E

KCEE – TAKE OVER

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

SHOTS ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE

RAP IT UP – POSLY TD

GOD ON THE MIC – JESSE JAGZ
KPANSH – YUNG 6IX

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI

SHOKI – LIL' KESH FT. OLAMIDE & DAVIDO

DOROBUCCI – MAVIN

ALOBAM – PHYNO

BEST 'ALTERNATIVE' SONG


BOLAJI – BOJ

BODY- BLACK MAGIC FEATURING BANKY W

GOOD MAN – RUBY

WHY YOU LOVE YOU – NOSA

ALBUM OF THE YEAR


THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY


BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE


NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR


DAVIDO

WIZKID

KCEE

TIWA SAVAGE

OLAMIDE

PHYNO

FLAVOUR

SONG OF THE YEAR


AYE – DAVIDO

PULL OVER – KCEE

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSEFEMI

SURULERE – DR. SID

DOROBUCCI – MAVINS

JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE

BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE

MAFIKIZOLO

SARKODIE

DIAMONDZ

R2BEES

HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

SIR (DR.) VICTOR UWAIFO

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Amaju Pinnick Emerges New NFF President

The Chairman of Delta State Football Association, Amaju Pinnick, has been elected president of the Nigeria Football Federation.



He won 32 votes to edge out his nearest challenger, Dominic Iorfa, who polled eight votes.




The former secretary general of the federation, Taiwo Ogunjobi, got four votes.




Pinnick will administer Nigerian football for the next four years.
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