Friday, 27 March 2015

Photos of the pilot who deliberately crashed Germanwings plane, he was on psychiatric treatment

Pilot Andreas Lubitz might have been suffering a personal crisis at the time of the fatal Germanwings crash, it was claimed last night. Reports from Germany suggested the 28-year-old was struggling to cope after a failed relationship when he deliberately ploughed the Airbus A320 into the mountainside, killing his 149 passengers.

The theory emerged just hours after police investigating the disaster announced they had made a 'significant discovery' during a four-hour search of Lubitz's flat, which he is said to have shared with a girlfriend. Officers refused to reveal details of the potential breakthrough but insisted it was not a suicide note. 

Yesterday, Lubitz's boss admitted he had slipped through the ‘safety net’ and should never have been flying.

It was also revealed that the fitness fanatic had suffered from depression and ‘burnout’ which had held up his career. But, incredibly, he passed all his psychological assessments and was considered fit to fly.

In a blunt admission, Carsten Spohr, the head of Lufthansa which owns the budget airline, admitted Lubitz had slipped through the safety net with devastating consequences. ‘The pilot had passed all his tests, all his medical exams,’ he said. ‘He was 100 per cent fit to fly without any restrictions. We have at Lufthansa, a reporting system where crew can report – without being punished – their own problems, or they can report about the problems of others without any kind of punishment. All the safety nets we are all so proud of here have not worked in this case.’

Yesterday, as repercussions of Tuesday’s tragedy sent shockwaves through the airline industry: Airlines across Europe reviewed safety rules and insisted that no pilot should be left alone in the cockpit; Police urgently probed the background of Lubitz amid rumours that his personal life was seriously troubled; Detectives said they had made a ‘significant discovery’ during a four-hour search of his flat, but insisted it was not a suicide note.

Last night police raided Lubitz’s family home in a small town north of Frankfurt and an apartment in Dusseldorf, taking away a computer, laptop and other files. Lubitz is understood to have split his time between the two addresses.

A police spokesman said: ‘We wanted to search to see if we could find something that would explain what happened. We have found something which will now be taken for tests. We cannot say what it is at the moment but it may be very significant clue to what has happened. We hope it may give some explanations.' 

Airline chiefs confirmed Lubitz, who won an award for ‘outstanding’ aviation skills and dubbed himself ‘Flying Andy’, took several months off work in 2008 and had to retrain to join Germanwings. 

Via~UK Daily Mail

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Shocking! Germanwings co-Pilot deliberately crashed plane

This is according to The Wallstreet Journal and other international news carrier...

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after he was left alone in the cockpit, according to a French prosecutor.

The captain was intentionally locked outside minutes before the A320 crashed into an alpine mountain ridge, French Prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German national, was silent throughout the plane's descent and was alive at the point of impact, according to the prosecutor.

Oshodi Violence: MC Oluomo reacts

The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, chieftain in Oshodi, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Musiliu Akinsanya a.k.a. MC Oluomo, has voiced out about the unexpected conflict which occurred at the axis earlier today 26 March 2015.

According to the official BlackBerry Broadcast Message he sent after the fight which was rebroadcasted by a lot of Yoruba movie stars this morning,  "Goodmrng my fellow Lagosians,I find it very imperative and urgent to quickly send this message to update u about the cruel,gansterism,uncivil and very absurd conduct of the PDP Thugs in Osodi this morning. We woke up to find this desperate hoodlums shooting,looting and vandalising people's property,led by Essy oluwo and co. I just sincerely want to bring this to the conciousness of the populace that this hoodlum would do anything to bring both my name and that of our great party APC into mud. I want to state that nobody has monopoly of violence, but my love for my people and that of Oshodi is upermost in my mind. I have instructed my followers and good pple of Oshodi to be calm,since the Nigerian police have come in to calm the situation.I request that Nigerian press should do an independent investigation in Oshodi to find out and confirm the situation as I will not allow my name to be dragged in this as they earlier did. This is not the Lagos of our dream, no matter what,CHANGE is sure. MC Oluomo".

Must-read: Tinsel actress/TV host, Stephanie Coker talks about when she turns down a flat in Banana Island

Stephanie shared some powerful words on her instagram page this morning. Very deep! And it applies to everyone not just ladies. Read below..

Tbt. We are often in a hurry to get to where we want to be in life, that we forget what we have endured to get to where we are now. I look back at my journey over the past 3 years and although I am nowhere where I want to be, I am grateful for all I have achieved.  I remember when I just moved to Nigeria and was staying with family in ebutu metta, there was a certain man who I had several meetings with to develop a business idea of mine at the time. All was progressing well till he eventually turned the pages and approached me with his desire for me. He changed his rapport and even offered to buy me a flat in banana island so I could be more comfortable and settled.
As tempting as such offers could be, nothing in life is free. Everything has a price and I'm proud to say that price was never my pride. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is no man/woman should determine your destiny. You may be offered all the worldly possessions but all these things expire, the bags go out of season and the cars depreciate in price. I would rather not have the latest designer bag than have a man gossip about my pride 2 years down the line. #justsaying #womenofvirtue #determination #pride #stephrockss

Photo: Serious fighting ongoing at Oshodi

Not a few people are saying that everywhere is scattered in Oshodi, Lagos at the moment due to a a riot going on there. Commercial buses heading to Oshodi from Apapa  are said to be turning at Ladipo bustop and gunshots are reportedly being heard. Military men are said to have arrived in the area demanding all passersby to raise their hands as they walk through the road. We can't immediately confirm the cause of the fight, but it shouldn't be unconnected to politics. We'll bring details later.

Release our two reporters now! Al-Jazeera orders Nigerian Military

The Nigerian military yesterday confined two Al Jazeera journalists they accused of "loitering" around areas where military operations were on going in Maidguri. Here is a statement from Al Jazeera demanding the release of the men. Read below...

Al Jazeera demands the release of their two Nigerian journalists who have been detained in Maiduguri by Nigerian forces since Tuesday morning. Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris and producer Ali Mustafa were detained in their hotel room after they were returning from covering a story on the Nigerian forces fighting Boko Haram in Borno State. The story was part of Al Jazeera's special coverage on the Nigerian elections.
After military officials questioned the men in their hotel rooms their camera equipment was confiscated. Both men have been kept in their hotel rooms and are officially detained until further notice.
 
According to a reported military statement, both men were questioned and restrained in their room because they were operating without "protection, accreditation or due clearance" - despite having just completed filming with the cooperation of the military. Additionally, both Ahmed and Mustafa are officially accredited by the Independent Electoral Commission in Abuja with the clearance to report from anywhere in Nigeria during the entire election period.

The military statement also said that both men were said to be 'loitering' in various locations, however they were actually detained in their hotel rooms. The statement gave a reminder about warnings given to "foreign" journalists, but both Idris and Mustafa are Nigerian nationals. Idris has rich experience reporting in northern Nigeria. Last year he was the first international journalist to reach Chibok and interview families affected by the mass kidnap of schoolgirls by Boko Haram.

An Al Jazeera spokesperson said: "We call on the Nigerian authorities to release Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa; they have all the relevant paperwork to report on the Nigerian elections and stories related to the election. Both men had just finished filming a story on the military with their cooperation. They were not 'loitering', but were in the hotel room and had only passed through the restricted areas of Yobe and Borno State to get to Maiduguri." "Both men are accredited and respected Nigerian journalists.

As Nigerian citizens they are allowed to travel their country freely. Al Jazeera calls on the authorities to end this matter swiftly by returning all their equipment and releasing both men without conditions." Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa are part of four Al Jazeera English teams reporting on the election in Africa's most populous country and largest economy.

Photo: Before Tonto Dikeh lost her innocence!

So much passed under the bridge!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Gov'ship Debate Photos: Day Okorocha left his APGA opponent confused

A lot is currently being said about this debate held last Friday at the Concorde Hotel in Owerri where the Imo state governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha mesmerised not only the crowd but his opponents who had come to battle him in the debate. As the saying goes, nothing beats experience, Rochas demonstrated his knowledge of not only Imo state but Nigeria as a whole and also proferred the best solutions to delivering the dividends of democracy to the masses. Even his opponents especially the APGA candidate, Ihenacho who really didn't have anything substantive to say, just looked on in awe and ended up applauding his brilliance. Our reporter was there with exclusive photos. See them below...

Meanwhile, a previous debate earlier organised at the Asumpta Cathederal ended up disrupted when the PDP and APGA candidates stormed the venue with arm-wielding hooligans (as you'll see the in the photos below). These touts ended up leaving many with blood bath, broken heads and machete cuts. The talk in town is that the PDP candidate, Ihedioha is afraid to face the governor, Okorocha of APC one-on-one in a debate, so he stylishly stormed the venue with thugs in order to disrupt the whole thing. It's the same reason he allegedly didn't show up at the other debate held last Friday by the Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ).

APGA's Iheanacho with his hooligans above, while below is PDP's Ihedioha with his barrage of thugs

Photos: An ocean of travellers today at Murtala Mohammed Int'l Airport ahead of Saturday's election

The Murtala Mohammed international Airport today witnessed an unprecedented crowd, according to journalist Funsho Arogundade. Obviously, fear of the unknown is making many Nigerians who can afford it, to be trooping out of the country. God forbid there is electoral war, where do the rest of us run to? Below is how Funsho captioned the photos...

Photo Of The Day: Jonathan's Sun Newspaper frontpage advert that has got internet talking

Can you see the irony between the headline above the advert, and the advert itself? How do they agree?

Victims of France Plane crash revealed-Opera duo Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak among 150 dead

Opera singing duo, Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner (pictured above) have been identified among the victims of the tragic Lufthansa-operated Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crash which took place yesterday March 24th leaving 150 dead.

Oleg and Maria who were returning home after a series of performances at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona became victims of circumstance when their flight smashed into the French Alps.

The Performers died alongside their baby - one of the two babies that died in the crash, according to Düsseldorf opera house Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

Also among the victims were 16 German students from same school returning home from a week-long exchange programme in Barcelona. Life! May their souls rest in peace, amen.

Photos: Another look at Mrs Oludolapo Osinbajo-Prof. Osinbajo's pretty and stylish wife

All we can say is WOW!!!

Photos: Ostentatious lifestyle of alleged son of FCT Minister sparks social media backlash

That's the information and photos making the rounds and generating reactions in the social networks. See more photos below...

Popular Televangelist, Benny Hinn suffers heart attack

According to what his daughter, Jessica Hinn Koulianos, posted on the clergy man's website, Pastor Hinn had just returned to California from a trip to Brazil when he became fatigued. Continue reading what she wrote...

"Recently he (Hinn) returned to California after ministering to crowds of over 100,000 people in Brazil, including over 2,000 pastors and leaders from all over South America. It was truly a remarkable nation-shaking event. And while it was a rewarding journey, after he arrived home he suddenly began battling fatigue and shortness of breath. For those of you who know my Dad, you know that he never stops; so when he spent over a week in bed, we knew something was wrong. I flew to California to be with him and insisted that he see a doctor. On Friday, he consulted with his local physician and was admitted to the hospital, where he was treated for lack of oxygen in his cardiovascular system," she wrote

Photo: PDP is now campaigning with sachet Garri, groundnut and sugar

Na wa o!
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