Thursday, 14 June 2012

Chris Brown and Drake Fight Over Rihanna

Chris Brown recently got into a fight with Drake at a night club, WIP which involved bottles being thrown. Drake and Brown were at opposite sides of the room. Brown sent a bottle of champagne to Drake's table but Drake returned the bottle with a note reading: "I'm f****** the love of your life, deal with it'. When Brown went over to confront him, a fight broke out. A source said Drake allegedly threw a punch but before Brown could retaliate, another man hit Brown in the face with a bottle. Another source said that someone from Drake's entourage, possibly Drake himself, threw a bottle. All hell was let loose after the first bottle throw as more bottles were thrown.

Clash: Chris Brown posted a picture of his cut chin to his ten million followers after an alleged brawl with rapper Drake
Chris Brown tweeted the above picture of himself some time later showing a wound to the chin which he sustained during the fight along with the message:
" How u party wit rich n**** that hate? Lol... Throwing bottles like girls? #shameonya!"

Updated Free Browsing Setting For Etisalat

I recently posted settings to browse freely on etisalat after subscribing for their blackberry service. You can view them here
Those settings doesn't work anymore. However you can get it working once again by doing a simple modification to it.
Just set your browser to use no proxy.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Dana Air Pilot’s Last Conversation With Air Traffic Controller

"Good day!" These were the last two words the courageous pilot told air traffic controllers before the Dana Air flight 0992 crashed into a residential building in Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, killing all the 153 people on board and 10 people on ground on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
The transcription of the last conversation between the air traffic controller and the crew revealed that the pilots did everything to land the aircraft safely on Runway 18 Right of the Murtala Muhammed Airport.
The recording, a copy of which was obtained exclusively from a top official of the Ministry of Aviation on Monday by our correspondent, showed that the flight crew did not lose hope even up till the last second before the aircraft crashed.
The crew had believed the aircraft would make it to Runway 18R of the Lagos airport.
The transcription revealed that the aircraft had indeed lost its two engines, shortly after which the pilot declared an emergency.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Kidnapped Christian Obodo Rescued

Christian Obodo, the ex- Super Eagles and Udinese midfielder, who was kidnapped on Saturday Morning at New Layout Road, off Jakpa Road, Effurun in Warri, Delta State by four unknown gunmen, has been rescued unhurt. The rescue operation was conducted by a combined team of policemen and soldiers and led to the arrest of some of the kidnappers. No ransom was paid. The kidnappers had demanded the sum of 150,000 Euros.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Maria Sharapova Wins French Open

Maria Sharapova has won the french open after beating opponent, Sara Errani of Italy, 6-3, 6-2 on saturday, 9th of June, 2012. This is the first time she has won the tournament and it is a grand slam addition to her career. She won her first major title in 2004 at Wimbledon when she was just 17 years old, then the United States Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008. She then had a shoulder surgery in 2008 which almost forced her into retirement. Instead she bounced back and made a comeback that shocked the tennis world.
Congratulations to her.

46-Year-Old Man Cured Of HIV

Man Cured of AIDS: 'I Feel Good' (ABC News)

The fact that Timothy Brown is a reasonably healthy 46-year-old is no small thing. Only a few years ago, he had AIDS.
"I feel good," Brown told ABC News. "I haven't had any major illnesses, just occasional colds like normal people."
Brown is the only person in the world to be cured of AIDS, the result of a transplant of blood stem cells he received to treat leukemia.
"My case is the proof in concept that HIV can be cured," he said.
Brown got lucky. The blood stem cells he received came from a donor with a special genetic mutation that made him resistant to HIV. The genetic mutation occurs in less than 1 percent of Caucasians, and far less frequently in people of other races. Before Brown got his transplant in 2007, doctors tested nearly 70 donors for this genetic mutation before they found one who was a match.
But doctors hope that a similar solution could help other people with HIV: umbilical cord blood transplants.
Dr. Lawrence Petz, medical director of StemCyte, an umbilical cord blood bank, said although Brown was cured by his transplant, the process was complicated because the blood stem cells came from an adult donor.
"When you do that you have to have a very close match between donor and recipient," Petz said. "With umbilical cord blood, we don't need such a close match. It's far easier to find donor matches."
But it's still not that easy. Petz and his colleagues have tested 17,000 samples of cord blood so far, and found just 102 that have the genetic HIV-resistant mutation. The team performed the first cord blood transplant on an HIV-infected patient a few weeks ago, and they have another transplant planned for a similar patient in Madrid, Spain, later this year. It will still be months before researchers can tell if the transplants have any effect on the patients' HIV.
Petz also noted that transplants aren't performed solely to treat AIDS. Patients who get them have an additional condition that requires a blood stem cell transplant. Curing their AIDS would be an incredible bonus.
"It can be done. It's just a matter of time," Petz said.
Brown had his transplant in February 2007. Today, his body shows no signs of the virus.
Brown said he feels guilty being the only person to have been cured of the virus when millions still live with it. But he hopes his story will inspire others that a cure is possible.
"I don't want to be the only person in the world cured of HIV. I want a cure for everyone," he said.
Culled from: yahoo

Friday, 8 June 2012

Abakpa-Nike Main Bridge Collapses

The Abakpa-Nike main bridge, which links the densely populated Abakpa-Nike metropolis in Enugu, collapsed wednesday night after an intense rainfall. Fortunately, no life was lost in the incident.
However, the incident caused a major traffic problem for motorists that ply the Abakpa-Nike, Emene and Trans-Ekulu axis as most of them were forced to return home, while some trekked to their places of work, market and school.

PC Browsing With Etisalat Blackberry Subscription

A lot of people have brought to my attention the stoppage of an MTN browsing trick which i posted earlier. Well I have decided to proffer an alternative to that though this time it involves using Etisalat instead.
On your modem interface, simply create an access point with the following details
Leave the username and password empty.
Click on advanced and add this to the DNS settings
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:
Then save and connect with it.
On your browser, configure to use these settings:
Proxy address and port 8080
You must have subscribed to the etisalat blackberry plan at least once after which you won't need the subscription to be active before using it. What i mean is that you can still browse with it after the subscription expires.
To subscribe for the etisalat blackberry daily plan, simply dial *499*2*2#. It costs N100 and uses auto-renewal. This means that the subscription is automatically renewed the following day if you have up to N100 airtime on your sim.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

First Lady's Presidential Jet Prevented the Dana Plane From Landing?

Rumour has it that the Dana plane was distressed for a while and couldn't make an emergency landing because the airspace was closed for two hours for the presidential Jet carrying the first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The story is said to have been leaked by private jet owners who had to hover in the air at that same time.

It is also apparently the reason that our local news stations didn't report the crash for a while until foreign news stations started reporting it as the local news stations were 'blacked out' trying to kill the story of the airspace being closed.
However, the Special Assistant Media to the Hon. Minister of Aviation, Joe Obi, released a statement which stated that the rumour was false. Part of the statement reads,

“The Federal Ministry of Aviation will like to clarify that nothing could be farther from the truth.  For the records, we wish to state that the First Lady arrived in Lagos at about 4.45p.m. on Saturday, 2nd June, 2012 and only departed for Abuja on Monday, the 4th of June, 2012 at 1.30p.m., whereas the ill-fated Dana flight 0992 departed Abuja on Sunday, 3rd of June, 2012 at 2.54p.m. and its last contact with the Lagos Control Tower was at 3.42p.m. as has already been announced.
We wish to stress that the First Lady did not fly on Sunday, the 3rd of June, 2012 as is widely been speculated”.
Whether the rumour is actually true or not, we don't know. But if it actually is, then it's a big shame. A very big shame.

Another Student Hangs Himself, Says Goodbye Via Facebook

What is it with students committing suicide these days? Ayodeji Balogun (whose picture is shown below), a student of the National Open University, Lagos, was found hanging from a mango tree at his residence in Ipaja, Lagos.

He made a post on his facebook page yesterday evening which says. "what they said about me is nt true in school but God know better thanks we see at the END i luv u all".

What gossip or rumour could have been so bad that he had to kill himself for it? May his soul rest in peace.

FG Withdraws Operating License of Dana Airlines

Following the crash of the Dana airlines plane which left 153 people dead on Sunday, 3rd June, 2012, the Federal Government this afternoon announced the withdrawal of the operating licence of Dana Airlines.
Mr. Ben Nnaji, a trained Aerospace Systems Engineer disclosed that he had the same plane was delayed from take off on the 23rd of May, 2012 due to a hydraulic problem. He said he saw some philippine mechanics draining hydraulic fluid from the plane take out a part of the plane. They were told to board the plane without that part being replaced. He pointed out the operational state of the plane to the flight supervisor, who directed him to the pilot. The pilot assured him that the plane was in a good enough condition to fly. Though the plane flew at that moment with no incidence, it should have been taken off service for proper repairs to be performed on it.
According to a Dana Air employee who called in an anonymous tip regarding the same plane, the Indian bosses forced the crew to fly the aircraft in order to maximise profits at the expense of human lives.
The management of Dana Air is expected to pay at least $100,000 as insurance claims for each of the 153 passengers who lost their lives to the crash. This is in line with the requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO). Dana Air is also expected to pay $250,000 to the families of each of the two pilots, as well as $150,000 to the families of each of the six crew members.
Meanwhile, the Senate today ordered the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Harold Demuren, to step aside pending the conclusion of the investigations into the plane crash.

The plane is said to have made an emergency landing last month and should have been grounded but rather, the NCAA praised the pilots for a job well done.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Names Of The People On The Dana Airline Manifest

  1. Onyeka Anyene
  2. Hurria Lawal; 
  3. Maimuna Anyene;  
  4. Bakisumiadi Yindadi; 
  5. Ebuka Enuma; 
  6. Oluchi Onyeyiri;
  7. Sunday Enuma;
  8. George Moses; 
  9. Ogechi Njoku; 
  10. Noah Anyene;

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Plane Crash In Lagos. All 152 Passengers Dead

A commercial aircraft belonging to DANA Air has crashed into a residential building located in the Iju/Ishaga area of Lagos. The head of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,  Harold Denuren, told AP (Associated Press) news the the Dana Air flight was heading from Lagos to Abuja. A State emergency official, Mr. Femi Oke-Osanyinpolu said that the plane crashed into a a two-storey building in the area. The plane was carrying 152 passengers. Eye witnesses are report seeing bodies on fire at the scene of the crash.Casualty figures remain unknown.