This is just so sweet. More photos below.
This is just so sweet. More photos below.
A young motorist has landed himself into big trouble after crashing into four parked Ferraris while working as a delivery driver in the New Taipei City in Northern Taiwan.
According to The Sun Uk, the 20-year-old identified only as Lin allegedly fell asleep at the wheel while delivering joss paper for his single mum’s business, causing over £500,000 worth of damage.
He claimed he was too tired to be behind the wheel when he crashed into three Ferrari 488s and a Ferrari F12 worth a combined £1.3milllion.
Lin who is from a poor background had promised to pay what he could, and vowing to “take responsibility” for his actions with the estimated repair bill fixed at £520,000.
It was also revealed by the publication that the New Taipei’s Department of Social Welfare have already gathered some 830 donations, totaling £135,000, to assist with covering the cost of the damage.
Jamiu Olasheu, a 35-year-old Islamic cleric has been arrested alongside three others for being in possession of a human skull.
Two of the suspects: Teslim Ayeniromo, 45, and Sunday Kolade , 35, were accosted on a motorcycle, at Kofedoti area of the state, by a team of policemen attached to Agbara division. During a search, the human skull was discovered in a bag one of them held, consequent upon which they were whisked to the Police station.
During interrogation by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Adegbite Omotayo, the suspects , claimed that the skull was given to them by one Micheal Osanyinbi, adding that they were on their way to deliver it to the Islamic cleric when they were intercepted.
Spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said, “They led the DPO to the house of the man who gave them the skull. The man in turn, led the police to the self acclaimed cleric’s house. The Islamic cleric has made confessional statement that he actually requested for the skull which Micheal Osanyinbi promised to get for him at N25,000 and an additional N1,000 for the motorbike man who will deliver it to him.
He stated further that the skull is needed for a yet to disclosed ritual. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliaysu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Special Anti Robbery Squad for further investigation and prosecution”.
In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, the Japanese government has approved a law amendment that will allow government workers to hack into unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices as part of a national survey.
The survey will be conducted by employees of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) under the supervision of the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
By using default passwords and password dictionaries, NICT employees will attempt to log into the IoT devices of Japanese consumers in an effort to gauge their security or lack thereof.
A list of insecure IoT devices that use default and simple passwords will be prepared and passed on to the authorities and ISPs so that they can alert consumers regarding how to properly secure these devices.
The survey will begin next month when NICT plans to test the password security of more than 200 million IoT devices starting with routers and web cams. Both consumer devices in citizens homes will be tested along with those on enterprise networks.
The Japanese government decided to carry out its unconventional survey as part of its plan to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The government fears that hackers could exploit insecure IoT devices to launch attacks against the Games’ IT infrastructure just as Russian nation-state hackers deployed the Olympic Destroyer malware ahead of last year’s Pyeongchang winter Olympics.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sat down for an interview with FRANCE 24 and she shared her thoughts on topics such as social media, Donald Trump and feminism.
The Americanah author, while speaking to FRANCE 24’s Sonia Dridi during the first “Night of Ideas” in Washington, said the most challenging issue of our time is critical thinking.
One of the things I find most concerning is that I think critical thinking is imperial.
I think that we have to be very careful that we don’t lose sight of how important it is to think critically.
I sometimes worry that technology means that we lose sight of empathy. And this evening I talked about how social media can sometimes make us forget that there’s an actual human being on the other end…
I think that the ability to think critially and the ability to feel empathy those are very important.
Sharing her opinion about social media and its uses, she admitted that she is not a big fan of social media but agreed that it can be a good thing if used right.
I think like most things in the world, it’s not so much that it’s inherently bad, it’s how we use it.
When asked if she thinks that “Trump’s America empowers public display of racism” , she replied: “Absolutely”
We have to remember that it’s in this period, in this presidency, that we have had people who parade publicly and they are very open about being white supremacists and it is important to remember that people have died, that a young woman was mowed to death by somebody who is a white supremacist.
“What was your reaction when you heard Donald Trump refer to African countries as shithole countries,” Sonia Dridi asked to which Ms Adichie replied:
Oh, I didn’t have a reaction. I think that some things are not worth reacting to.
Some things are just inconsequential.
Speaking more about Trump, she said:
I think that the American president is very similar to an African Big Man in so many ways, sort of intentionally and stubbornly ignorant, very disrespectful of everbody else… that short of thing.
Chimamanda added that many women have now been forced awake in the Trump era because they have come to realize that there are many rights they previously enjoyed that are now in jeopardy. This, she said, has made more women become involved in politics.
I’m very excited about the number of women who are becoming politically active.
I find it very exciting because I think it’s long overdue quite frankly, but also because it’s wonderful to know that women can now run as individuals rather than running as ‘The Woman Candidate.’
In the end, my idea of feminism is one in which people can be individuals.
So, I find it very exciting and I’m kind of looking forward to what will happen.
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A rural middle school in south China presented their top pupils with an unusual award for doing well in their exams.
The school located in the Xindong village in Fujian province presented a total of 30 top students with fresh fish last Monday for their excellent academic performance so that their families could enjoy a good meal during Chinese New Year, according to reports in China.
In a statement by the vice-principal of Nan’an Jiudu Middle School, he said teachers decided to offer fresh fish as an award this year as it was a symbol of luck and was ‘most practical’.
The vice-headmaster surnamed Lin, told Beijing News that: ‘We wanted to wish our students the best in the coming year and to reward them for doing well in their exams,’ Mr Lin said. ‘We also want parents more involved in their learning.’
Last November, the school also gave out an entire pork leg each to its top students.
Today, President Buhari swore-In chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practises and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Professor Bolaji Owasanoye in State House.
During the ceremony, the president said, ‘today’s occasion is the continuation of this Administration’s fight against corruption. It is a cardinal programme in the three point agenda that I promised to pursue and will continue to pursue as I seek the mandate of Nigerians for a second term’.
He added that, ‘corruption has negatively affected our political, economic and social life. Those opposed to our fight against corruption berate us for our focus, determination and single mindedness. They pretend that they do not know what corruption is. But Nigerians know what corruption is. Ordinary people know what corruption is and they support our effort and determination to fight it’.
A woman who plans to marry her duvet has revealed she got cold feet after people began to refer to her as ‘Duvet Lady’.
Pascale Sellick, 49, went viral last month when she revealed that she plans to marry her duvet because it was the ‘most intimate and reliable relationship’ she had ever had.
The artist, from Exeter, Devon, became an internet sensation shortly after her announcement and this made her begin to have doubts.
However, she isn’t pulling out of the wedding just yet. Plans are still going on and the wedding will hold on Sunday, 10 February, at 2pm. The ceremony will be held at Rougemont Gardens in Exeter.
Everything happened so fast; it was like a whirlwind. It was completely unexpected that’s for sure.
It all started with an idea from Anna Fitzgerald, who is also an artist, to promote self-care and self-worth on Valentine’s Day as it can be a bit of a tricky time.
People think you need to be in a relationship to be happy.
It doesn’t matter if you’re single on Valentine’s Day as you can enjoy just having a duvet day; that was the original idea.
It was suggested I was the perfect person for playing the role of the bride because apparently I’m outgoing and have the right personality for it. I kind of agreed not knowing what was really involved.
I never expected it to go global; we just wanted a bit of local publicity to advertise the event.
I know very little about the media and the next thing I knew the story had thousands of shares, clicks and comments. That was a bit overwhelming.
Some of the comments were positive but some were not.
Despite her doubts, Pascale said she is still going ahead with the wedding because once she commits to an idea, she sees it through.
I’m the sort of woman who if I say I’ll do something I will do it.
I am completely committed, as are the whole team of us behind it, and they have been very supportive. But deep down I wish I had never started it.
I’m really looking forward to the wedding. I’ll be taking it for what it is; a bit of fun as that was the whole original idea.
Pascale is keeping the duvet’s wedding cover as a surprise.
Billionire businessman Femi Otedola spent Monday with his beloved mother and then admitted that he is still a “mummy’s boy!”
The father of four shared a photo of himself cuddled up to his mother at her home in Epe and wrote:
“Spent Monday with my dear mother. She is the most important thing before I start my wek! Still Mummy’s boy”
Atlanta rapper, 21 Savage who is facing deportation back to the UK is being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in Georgia over claims he has been living a ‘false’ life in the US.
A copy of his birth certificate has been released and it shows that 21 Savage whose real name is Sheyaa bin Abraham and born to British-born parents Heather Joseph and Kevin Emmonswas born on October 22, 1992, at Newham Hospital, in east London.
It was also claimed that 21 Savage, who is worth around $8million moved to the US illegally with his British-born mother in July 2005 at the age of 12 while his father Kevin, from Brixton, stayed in the UK.
ICE spokesman Bryan Cox says the rapper overstayed his US visa, which expired a year later in July 2006.
According to CNN, he said: ‘His whole public persona is false. He actually came to the US from the UK as a teen and overstayed his visa’.
‘In addition to being in violation of federal immigration law, Mr Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia’.
Mr. Cox also revealed that the hip hop star is currently in ICE custody in Georgia and ‘has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts.’ An immigration judge will determine future actions.
US rapper, Gucci Mane and his wife Keyshia Ka’Oir, who are known for flaunting their flamboyant lifestyle on social media were pictured posing with their matching red Royce Rolls.
Kristoff St John, popular for his role on the soap opera ‘Young and the Restless’ has died aged 52.
The actor, who played Neil Winters on the famous soap opera since 1991, was found dead at his San Fernando Valley home on Sunday, February 3, after police responded to a call from his friends. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A lawyer for the actor confirmed the news of his death on Monday morning.
John suffered a tragedy when his son with ex-wife Mia St. John, Julian, committed suicide in 2014 while receiving treatment at a mental health facility.
Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili has officially resigned from the party. Her resignation comes barely a week after she withdrew from the presidential race.
At a world press conference today, Ezekwesili who was a former minister of education, said she has returned ACPN membership card and all other items in her possession to the party.
Recall that shortly after her withdrawal from the race, the ACPN announced their support for President Buhari and accused her of using them to seek political relevance.
At the press conference, Ezekwesili said she was not surprised that the ACPN endorsed Buhari.
Their actions last week did not surprise me one bit. My relationship with the ACPN became problematic once they faced the reality of my modest financial means that I had transparently disclosed to them from the beginning. Their mistake was that they harboured two wrong assumptions about me.
First, they assumed that I was one of those who served in government and had a stash of looted public funds hidden somewhere to expend on the elections. When they realized that was not the case, they made a second wrong assumption by believing that I would be willing to go and obtain foreign cash to prosecute my campaign.’’ he said
The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, has granted stay of execution of the lower court’s judgement nulifying all primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in RIvers State and restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from fielding the party’s candidates in the forthcoming general election.
Back in January, Justice Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had nullified both the direct and indirect primaries conducted by two factions of the party. He also restrained INEC from recognising any candidates of the APC for the 2019 general election in the state.
While a faction of the party loyal to former Governor Rotimi Ameachi had produced Tonye Cole as its candidate from its primary, the other loyal to Senator Magnus Abe produced him as its own candidate. The national secretariat of the party recognised Cole as the authentic candidate of the party and forwarded his name to INEC.
Ruling on a suit filed by Abe, the court observed that both the direct and indirect primaries were held during the pendency of the suit at the Rivers State High Court. Omotosho held that the APC conducted the indirect primaries in gross disrespect of the pending suit before the court.
The court therefore held that the names sent by the Amaechi faction and the National Working Committee of the APC to INEC for the 2019 general elections were illegal and should be disregarded. When INEC released its list of candidates for the general election last week, it omiited APC in Rivers, based on the ruling of the High Court. However, it said it would wait to see if the Appeal Court would give a different ruling on the controversy, which has now happened.
Emiliano Sala’s father has reacted after the wreckage of the missing plane his son was travelling in was found nearly two weeks after it disappeared over the English Channel.
Horacio Sala described his anguish and disbelief after a search boat located the wreckage on the seabed of the English Channel on Sunday morning.
Mr Sala told Argentinian broadcaster Cronica TV:
I cannot believe it. This is a dream. A bad dream. I am desperate.
I communicated with them every day, but since I do not have WhatsApp it’s hard to call them or call me.
They told me that the days passed and there was no news of Emiliano or the plane.
Wreckage of the Piper Malibu carrying the missing Premier League footballer was found lying 220ft down on the bed of the English Channel.
It was found by a sea search vessel paid for by Sala’s family yesterday and a small submarine [ROV] with an HD camera confirmed it was the Piper Malibu that disappeared over the Channel Islands two weeks ago.
The photo of the wreckage was released by the Air Accident Investigation Branch today. They also revealed that a body – either Sala’s or pilot David Ibbotson’s – was found on board.
Rihanna is one of those who chose not to watch the Super Bowl as a way of showing support to Colin Kaepernick.
The singer was travelling by air on Super Bowl night and while fellow passengers were concerned about how to watch the game and asked flight attendants for help with this, Riri was unbothered.
She shared a video of herself looking chill on the plane while others concerned themselves with the game.
Later, she shared a drawing of Colin taking a knee and made it clear that she did not watch the game last night.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday, struck out a fundamental rights enforcement procedure suit filed by Chukwudumeme Onwamadike (a.k.a. Evans), an alleged kidnap kingpin, against the Police over seizure of his property.
Ruling on the case, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case, noting that the suit ought to have been filed before a Lagos State High Court, before which the applicant was facing charges of kidnapping.
Evans, through his counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed the suit in June 2018 and joined the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police and IGP’s Intelligence Response Team, as respondents. In the suit, he prayed the court to declare that the alleged forceful seizure of his property by the respondents, without any court order, was illegal and unconstitutional.
The properties listed included N500million, another N500million, two residential houses located at Magodo, Lagos State, a Brigade wristwatch worth $20,000, necklaces worth $25,000 and five pieces of diamond rings. Also listed are one Lexus 470, a Grand Cherokee, a Toyota Highlander, 85 Samsung television sets, 45KVA generator, 22KVA generator, 20KVA inverter worth N10million and five sets of freezers.
Evans had sought a declaration releasing the property, just as he asked the court for an order compelling the respondents to unconditionally unseal and vacate without delay, the two residential houses located at Magodo.
The judge noted that the respondents did not file any defence, in spite of being served hearing notices, and held that when confronted with a claim under the fundamental rights enforcement procedure, it would be important for the court to critically look at the reliefs sought. According to her, the main issue to be decided is whether the plaintiff’s claim constitutes a violation of his rights under the Fundamental Human Rights Procedure, adding that the right to own property cannot be denied except for the due process of the law.
She held that the applicant failed to show that, within the circumstances of his arrest, the properties were forcefully seized. “The only conclusion I can draw is that the property were taken consequent upon his trial for kidnapping before the Lagos State High Court. This court must be careful not to interfere with due process of the ongoing trial of the applicant before the Lagos State High Court. This court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain this case; same is hereby struck out,” the judge said.
Other prayers sought by Evans included an order compelling the respondents to apologise to him and pay him N1billion as damages for the alleged forceful seizure of his property. He also sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from taking any action against him or any of his property in relation to this case.
The demonstration studio of the Mass Communication Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State has been consumed by fire.
The cause of the fire, however, has not been disclosed by the university authorities. The fire outbreak took place in the early hours of Sunday. Bentina Matthias, the staff adviser for the Faculty of Social Sciences, the faculty housing the studio, said the fire burnt everything in the studio. There are speculations that it was caused by power surge.
Stella Okunna, Dean of the faculty, noted that the Vice Chancellor visited the location of the incident and an investigation will be carried out to know the exact cause of the fire. Francis Okeke, the officer in charge of Faculty of Social Sciences security unit, said the fire started at about 3:30am on Sunday, but he couldn’t tell exactly what caused the fire.
He added that the Investigation Department of the security unit were on it and would send a report to the Vice Chancellor.
In his words: “We cannot say exactly, because the place has not been in use for a long time. Uche Ebeze, Head of the Mass Communication Department, said there were many equipment in there but everything was consumed.”
He also stated that the unit would make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor to avert a recurrence, adding that a fire service department should be instituted to tackle such cases, regular servicing of fire extinguishers, as well as the use of iron instead of wood for roofs within the university.
A seven-year-old boy has died after allegedly being buried alive by his guardians because he didn’t know the Bible.
Ethan Hauschultz was reportedly buried in a ‘little coffin of snow’ while in the care of his court-appointed guardians Timothy Hauschultz and Tina Hauschultz. It is not known exactly how the Hauschultzs are related to Ethan, but they are listed as his legal guardians.
The couple are accused of always making the boy and his twin brother serve sickening punishments whenever they failed to memorise verses from the Bible. The punishment included being made to hold a 44-pound log for two hours every day for a week.
Timothy and Tina Hauschultz’s 15-year-old son is also alleged to have tortured the 7-year-old boy. The teenager once kicked and punched Ethan at least 100 times, rolled a heavy log over his body and stood on his head while he was face-down in a puddle.
Medical reports show Ethan died in April last year from hypothermia and blunt force trauma to the head, abdomen and chest, and a fractured rib.
The 15-year-old boy told police that he was in charge of supervising Ethan and his twin, who were both being made to carrying logs after failing to recite 13 Bible verses of the bible passage chosen by Timothy.
Timothy, 48, has been charged with felony murder and felony contributing to the delinquency of a child. Tina, 35, is charged with failing to prevent bodily harm and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child. The couple’s teenage son has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide.
Ethan’s birth mother Andrea Everett spoke about the moment she arrived at her son’s side during his hospital treatment.
When I got there Ethan did not have a heartbeat and his temperature was 23 degrees.
They worked on him for five hours, giving him CPR the entire time, and still couldn’t get a heartbeat. There was no brain activity.
I want justice for my son, and the person responsible should go to jail for a very long time.