TODAY IN HISTORY

2015 U.S. President Barack Obama bans the use of certain military equipment by police in the wake of recent deaths of unarmed black men by police officers; the move is meant to help communities see police as protectors rather than as an 'occupied force' 2014 Voters in Switzerland reject a proposal to raise the minimum wage to about $25 per hour; if passed, the rate would have been the highest minimum wage in Europe 2014 Italian officials announce that many of the country's public assets will be sold in an effort to reduce the country's debt; plans to sell part of the nation's air traffic control and postal services have already been approved 2013 In Rome, one hundred thousand protestors rally against their new government's austerity measures, and demand a new policy focused on job creation 2013 An agent in Zephyrhills, Florida confirms they located the winner of a record-high Powerball jackpot of $590 million 2012 German opera singer and baritone...

First Chibok Girl Rescued, Six Reported Dead

19 year old Amina Nkeki  found in the Kulakeita area in the company of her Boko Haram husband and was immediately rescued by vigilantes who handed her over to Nigerian troops in Damboa. Amina Ali Mkeki, one of the Chibok girls infamously kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 has been rescued near Sambisa Forest, government sources and activists have told Amina was found in the Kulakeita area in the company of her Boko Haram husband, and was immediately rescued by vigilantes who handed her over to Nigerian troops in Damboa. She reportedly told the soldiers that six of the girls have died, while the others have been married off to Boko Haram commanders, and that they were all still in Sambisa Forest as of the time of her rescue. Our sources say Amina was breastfeeding a baby during her rescue, but it was not immediately clear if the Boko Haram commander caught with her...

Let the picture do the talking- Freeze

TVC E - Ifedayo Olarinde popularly called Freeze who is a radio host and presenter with Cool FM has set his followers on Instagram asking questions about the female picture he flaunted on his page. The OAP radio host and presenter who was married to his high school sweet heart Opeyemi Ayorinde,after a 3 year courtship way back in February 2002 got divorced after 13 years. The stormy marriage that is blessed with two lovely kids broke down irretrievably about a year ago,boiling down to endless stories of fights and abuses. Freeze recently flaunted her unapologetically at his 40th birthday party in Lagos. and has taken his love for Benedicta Elechi a step further by posting her pictures on his Instagram with a short but controversial caption that reads: "Let the pictures do the talking!". It seems freeze love them dark skinned! *winks...

Britain berths World’s Biggest Cruise Ship ‘Harmony of the Seas’

The largest cruise ship in the world – measuring more than four football pitches in length with a maximum capacity for 6,780 passengers – has docked in Southampton for final preparations before its maiden voyage. A small crowd of well-wishers, welcomed the £800million Harmony of the Seas as it arrived just after dawn today. Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the coastal city this week to catch a glimpse of the gigantic vessel before it carries paying customers for the first time. After sailing from a shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, and spending the day yesterday cruising the English Channel, Harmony of the Seas sailed up Southampton Water and arrived at Southampton shortly after 6:15am. It will depart on a short cruise on Sunday – a four-day taster voyage to Rotterdam, in the Netherlands – and on 29 May will make its maiden voyage to Barcelona, where it will be...

Man murders his entire family in cold blood in Yobe State

TVC E. A man, named Adamu mai -bisco has allegedly murdered his entire family -Father, Mother and Two Sisters at Batayya ward, Potiskum, Yobe State. According to daily trust,the incident happened on the Night of May 16, 2016 around 11:35pm before a distress call to the police led to arrest of the suspect. Investigations by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Toyin Gbadegesin confirmed that Adamu, used a shovel to kill four of the family members. According to Asp Toyin Gbadegesin,they were yet to find the motive behind the killing, though the suspect confessed to the police that he had taken 'Tramadol and Indian hemp' before carrying out the dastardly act. According to a witness, Malam Ibrahim "Ado as the suspect was fondly called by his late mother came out of the house with a shovel and jack knife and said he had wiped out his family. "He told me that 'na gama da su'...

FORMULAR 1: Rosberg begins 2017 talks with Ferrari?

  World Championship leader Nico Rosberg has begun discussions with Ferrari about a possible move to the Italian outfit, according to reports. The Mercedes driver is out of contract at the end of the season, and while both the German team and their driver have spoken of a desire to extend Rosberg’s stay with the Silver Arrows, there are growing reports that Rosberg may replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari for the 2017 campaign. Since making his return to Ferrari in 2014, Raikkonen has failed to achieve the desired results, and while he finished fourth in last season’s World Championship, he was some 128 points behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel who ended the campaign in third. Last season it was Valtteri Bottas who was linked with a spot beside Vettel in the Ferrari garage, but it’s now Rosberg who is rumoured to be on his way to the Scuderia. Should Rosberg depart the Brackley-based team, Fernando Alonso...

Woman Beats Father to Death After Accusing Him of Killing Her 2 Husbands and 5 Children

TVC E. A 31-year old lady named Glory Dan has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom state Police Command for allegedly killing her 75-year old Dad, Bassey Udo in Ibiono Ibom Area in Akwa Ibom State. The incident was said to have been reported at the D'Division Itam by the Village head Mbiakpan Atan, Chief Linus Okon and subsequently, the case was transferred to SCID, Uyo for further investigations. According to the State Police Public Relations Officer,Cordelia Nwawe, she said the complainant, Chief Linus Okon alleged that he was in his house when he received a call from one of his subjects, Glory Dan,female, who broke into her father's room and hit him on his head with an object that caused his death. Nwawe stated that following the report the complainant and witnesses made,their statements revealed that the deceased lived alone in his house. ''That on May 10, at about 1940HRS, the suspect, Glory Dan,...

Iran accuses Kim Kardashian of being a secret agent

TVC E.  Iranian government has accused reality show star, Kim Kardashian of being a secret agent. In a statement issued on Tuesday, authorities said Kardashian selfies will allegedly cause Iran's young people to abandon their religious principles. The Muslim country's agency charged with protecting its women and young people from the ravaging influences of Western culture, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp, has targeted the reality show star for her provocative selfies, a local source reported. The agency claims Kardashian works for Instagram in a conspiracy 'targeting young people and women' and influencing them to shed their Muslim values by posting their own selfies on the popular photo sharing network.” The agency's spokesman, Mostafa Alizadeh, announced on an Iranian news program. ''Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram’s CEO tells her, ‘Make this native. There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously.' Iran has...

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