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The R&B singer and his long time girlfriend, Grace Miguel, secretly weds in Atlanta just before labor day weekend. According to a source, the couple had planned a more elaborate wedding with 100 guests, but decided to skip formalities and elope instead.
The singer confirmed the Good news on instagram with a picture showing his gold wedding ring band. The couple got together in 2009 and he got engaged to her in January.
“I have an incredible partner and manager” he said to Billboard last October. “she has helped me through some of my hardest times in my life and my career, she is someone who’s been able to support and understand all of who I am. Not just as a dancer or as a performer but as a humanitarian, businessman and as a person”.
The newly weds are in Cuba for their honeymoon.
A stampede killed at least 717 people and injured hundreds more at the Hajj in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, in one of the worst-ever tragedies at the annual Muslim pilgrimage.
The stampede began at around 9:00am on Thursday, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims had converged on Mina to throw pebbles at one of the three walls representing Satan, for the last major ritual of the Hajj which official ends on sunday.
In some areas rescue workers laid bodies in long rows on stretchers, limbs protruding from beneath white sheets. The civil defence said it was still counting the dead, which included pilgrims from different countries.
A Saudi Minister blamed the pilgrims for the tragedy, saying they had not followed the hajj rules. He also said “many pilgrims move without respecting the time tables set for Hajj.
Condolences came from capitals around the region and the globe, including the UN secretary general Ban ki-moon.
Source: Yahoo news
A 46-year old man who was arrested by the Badarwa/Malali concerned forum, for defiling an eleven year old girl in Kaduna, Nigeria has confessed to committing the act.
The, suspect, Baba Mohammed, said the purpose for which he committed the rape offence was purely for rituals in order to make money.
Baba, an electrical engineer was caught having carnal knowledge with the girl in her father’s house by her Elder sister .
The suspect who is married and has a child confessed to committing the crime, adding that his actions was highly regretted.
“I collected the charm from one man in Maiduguri, Borno state, the man said I should rub it on any girl of between 10 and 11yrs of age and then sleep with her after which I will have a lot of wealth” the suspect said.
The victim said the suspect had forcefully slept with her over three times at different places. She also said the suspect always gave her fifty naira after sleeping with her and would warn her not to reveal what transpired between them to any person.
The father of the girl, Usman Adamu, who reported the case, insisted that justice must be carried out.
Private legal practitioner, John Ndebugri, counsel for some of the judges implicated in the judicial scandal in Ghana has described investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas as one of the most lawless people in the world.
John Ndeburgi believes that it is a blatant abuse of law for the ace investigative journalist to premiere the much anticipated video on judicial corruption despite an injunction to stop the premiere of the video.
Tiger Eye PI, the investigative company headed by Anas, broadcasted the documentary on judiciary corruption at the Accra International Conference Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thousand of Ghanaians trooped to the venue to view the explosive content of the documentary which shows judges allegedly collecting bribes to subvert justice.
Ndeburgi on Asempan FM said the premiering of the documentary is an act of “lawlessness and impunity”. He could not fathom why people are hailing the investigative journalist and acting as if “Anas is the one who will salvage the country”.
Ndeburgi added that those who “ignorantly” trooped to the conference centre just to satisfy their curiosity are all in contempt and could be jailed for flouting the law.
John believes ” we are in very abnormal times” because the constitution and the law since Anas’ exposé is being turned upside down.
Source: Ghana web