Archive for October, 2015

Russia opens criminal case after airliner crashes in Egypt @arthurrichard61

Russia’s top Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case against airline Kogalymavia after one of its planes with 224 people aboard crashed in Egypt on Saturday, Russian news agencies said, quoting the committee’s spokesman.

The Airbus A-321 jet was flying from the Egyptian Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it went down in a desolate mountainous area of central Sinai soon after daybreak. Most of those aboard appeared to have died, an Egyptian security officer at the scene said.

RIA news agency reported that the Investigative Committee’s case had been brought under an article regulating “violation of rules of flights and preparations for them”.

Interfax reported committee spokesman Vladimir Markin as saying that the case had been brought under Article 263 of the Criminal Code: “Violation of the safety rules for movement and exploitation of air, sea or internal water transport”.

Markin also said that a group of investigators and crime experts had been formed and would head to Egypt.

“They will operate in agreement with the competent organs and together with the representatives of the Republic of Egypt in accordance with the norms of national and international law,” Markin said, according to Interfax.

Oprah Winfrey Finally Speaks Out About Her “Secret Son”@arthurrichard61

Oprah Winfrey | Photo Credits: Corbis.

Oprah Winfrey has set the record straight about being “ambushed” by her “secret son,” as a tabloid so claims.

In an interview , Winfrey explains that her so-called son, Calvin Mitchell, is a boy she met in the early ’90s while filming in the Chicago projects for There Are No Children Here. Winfrey became so taken with Mitchell that she decided to help him and his family by enrolling Mitchell in a private school and helping his mother find a job.

But after the school principal called Winfrey to say that Mitchell hadn’t been attending class, the family explained that they couldn’t wake up on time to get him to school.

“We realized they don’t have any clocks in the house,” she said. “We went out, Stedman and I, went to K-Mart that moment, got a bag full of clocks, came back to the house, taught them how to set the alarm and all that.”

Despite Winfrey’s best efforts, Mitchell was eventually expelled from school and then refused to attend a Mississippi boarding school Winfrey found for him.

“I said, ‘Calvin, this is the moment. This is a seminal moment for you. I know you are 16 and can’t see the road ahead, but if you leave this school and refuse to get an education — I have tried to offer you an education twice — there isn’t another school I can put you in. If you leave this school, I am done. There is nothing else I can do.’ … And that was my last conversation with Calvin in the early ’90s,” explained Winfrey.

When Mitchell recently approached Winfrey after she taped The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the TV mogul initially wanted to set up a time to speak with him privately. Though that changed once she found out he had spoken to a tabloid.

“When I realized the whole thing was a setup, I was no longer interested in speaking to him,” she said.

“I learned from that experience, if you really want to change somebody’s life, you gotta be able to spend enough time with them to change the way they think about what their life can be,” said Winfrey. “It isn’t enough to give a person a new life or money or a new car, you have to teach them how to fish themselves.”

Court jails oil thieves for 84yrs

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday convicted seven men to 84 years imprisonment for illegal and unlawful dealing in 1,459 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol. The court sentenced each of the convicts to a jail term of 12 years each  commencing Friday after the Judge found them guilty of the five count charge preferred against them.

The convicts are; Adedamola Ogungbayi; Olaniran Olabode; Suraju Gasali; Moses Emmanuel; Wilson Bonsi; Okaraodi Uche and Onyeogo Happy. Apart from the jail term, Justice Abang also  ordered the forfeiture of the vessel, ‘MT Good Success’, used by the convicts in stealing the said petroleum product, as well as the recovered petroleum product to the Federal Government.

The judge also ordered the forfeiture of the sums of N66.6m and $975,000 belonging to the convicts’ company, Hepa Global Energy Limited, domiciled with the First City Monument Bank to the Federal Government. To ensure a compliance to his judgement, Abang ordered the filing of an affidavit of compliance with the order within 21 days of the judgement.

The convicts, were arraigned alongside their vessel and company on August 28, 2014 on five counts alongside one Padoun Jacob, who was discharged and acquitted by the court. The judge, in setting Jacob free on all the five counts, described him as a desperate job seeker, who became a victim of circumstances.

The judge noted that the stolen petroleum product had been loaded  before Jacob was employed by Hepa Global Energy Limited on February 7, 2014.

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(Real) Man with heart disease needs N10m for surgery


“Sometime in December 2014, I went to have my bath and I noticed that I was becoming weak and dizzy. After a while, I collapsed and fell down in the bathroom. That time, I was alone because my family went on vacation. So I struggled to get up, put on my clothes and headed for the hospital. That was the beginning of my trouble,” Andrew Mmarkwe, who is currently battling a heart disease, told Daily Sun.
Since after this incident, Andrew Mmarkwe, has not regained his health. It has been from one hospital to the other. When he got to the hospital the first day, medical experts conducted three different types of medical tests on him. He was subsequently told that there was nothing unusual, so he went home. But his situation did not improve.
Two days later, he was back again to the hospital as a result of general weakness of the body, tiredness and loss of appetite. On this occasion, he was admitted in the hospital, and further tests were conducted. About eight different kinds of medical tests were conducted on him, including tests on the liver, kidney function, urine, stool, blood pressure, blood sugar and blood glucose. He was again told that all the results were within range and that there was no cause for alarm.
“I kept going back and forth for about three months, and they were giving me different kinds of drugs which appeared to be managing those complaints, but I wasn’t significantly improving,” she said.
It was at this point that Andrew, a graduate of English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar, decided to go to another hospital to have a second opinion. There, they did further medical tests, about eight, and he was told again that there was nothing adverse that they noticed. It was at that point that the management of the company where Andrew works intervened, since he had been away from work for four months.
“My company arranged that further medical test be carried out by yet another hospital. So the tests were done and they came up with a confirmation that there was an unusual thing about the heart,” he said.
However, the hospital didn’t have a cardiologist in-house, so they couldn’t proceed with the management of the case. So, Andrew was referred to yet another hospital. He said at the hospital he was stabilized for just one night.
“The doctors told me that their hospital was not equipped to handle such crises. So I stayed there for a night. By the next morning, my office again intervened by quickly conveying me to another hospital on the Lagos Island where I spent two nights, at the end of which they only tried to make me stable. After two nights, the doctors said they couldn’t proceed as well because they didn’t have a cardiologist. I was eventually referred to a hospital with a cardiologist where further tests were carried out and I was eventually diagnosed of a heart condition known as cardiomyopathy. In a layman’s term, it means an enlarged heart that is inefficient and ineffective in pumping blood to the system.”
As a result of this, Andrew said he has been experiencing swollen feet, breathlessness and tiredness. “I can’t eat or drink water because if I do, my feet and stomach will swell up. I am generally weak and restless,” he lamented.
According to experts, this situation is life-threatening because since the heart is not working well, it is putting more pressure on the other organs. It was at this point that he was advised to go for a heart surgery abroad.
“As it is, the consultant physician that is currently managing my case has advised an urgent surgery of the heart so as to correct the weak valves. On communication from the hospital overseas, an approximate sum of N10 million will help conduct the surgery. So I humbly appeal to good spirited individuals, corporate organisations, state governments and groups  to please come to my aid. They should not let me die. I have spent all that I have trying to cure this illness,” he stated.
Those wishing to assist Andrew may reach him on 07088326320 and 08077241792.

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