I escaped from my burning house with my dog…like James Bond – Banky W

Nigerian entertainer Banky W has shared details of how he escaped the fire outbreak at his Lekki home, assuring fans that he and his dog were unhurt.

While the music star and actor sought to make light of the incident, he made it clear, it could have been worse. And thanked God and the neighbours and workers who helped put out the fire.

“Thank God we caught it early enough and the damage wasn’t so bad.. it basically burnt some of the stuff that was around it. So awards, portraits, and some small electronics. But thank God, Duke and I are alive and well. We only had to form James Bond and climb down from the top floor balcony LOL,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

“Thank God for my neighbors and the amazing workers in and around the compound for helping us escape via the balcony, helping put out the fire, and helping with the aftermath/cleaning. Thank God for life. And I’m not even upset.. I’m just grateful for life and health and for the grace and mercy of God on my life.”

Banker set fire to wife then claimed she had accident while making him a sandwich

A former City trader burnt his wife alive after she discovered he was having an affair, claiming it was an accident that happened while she was making him a BLT sandwich, a court heard.


Darren Byrne was found guilty on Monday of murdering 35-year-old Maria in the kitchen of their Essex home in February.

Chelmsford Crown Court heard how Ms Byrne discovered her 40-year-old husband’s infidelity when she saw text messages between him and his osteopath.

Ms Byrne confronted her husband who promised he would stop seeing married Deborah Houlihan, a jury heard.

However, Ms Byrne, the mother of his two children, discovered a text on a secret phone that confirmed the affair was still going on.


A jury heard how Byrne knocked his wife out and in a desperate attempt to cover his tracks he doused her in white spirit and set her alight. He then turned on the gas stove in a bid to set fire to his house.


After this failed, he moved her body to stage a tragic cooking accident, telling emergency services in a call: “The stove was on and the frying pan’s on the other side of the room. She’s not breathing.


“My wife is dead, she is dead. She’s burnt badly.”


                                               Darren Byrne was found guilty of murder and arson (Essex Police)


Byrne, who denied all charges, later told police he had been out walking the family’s dog while his wife made him a bacon sandwich, only discovering her burnt body when he returned home.


Judge Charles Gratwicke told Byrne: “You have been convicted of what can only be described as a wicked and heinous crime.


“I say nothing further at this stage save that you can expect an exceedingly long sentence.”


Ms Byrne’s death was initially treated as unexplained but a murder inquiry started following a post-mortem examination, which identified white spirit on her clothing.


A half-empty bottle of white spirit was also found in the garage, the jury heard.


Ms Byrne’s mother Linda Biggs said Byrne’s actions were “beyond any human comprehension”.


She said: “Eight years ago we entrusted Maria, the most precious thing we had to Darren Byrne. We loved him and treated him like our own son. This person, instead of loving and protecting her, took her life in the most degrading way.”

Burn American Flag, Go To Jail; Trump Warns

The President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, has warned that anybody who burns American flag may lose citizenship or go to jail.

He posted this on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!,” he said.

Credit: dailytrust

Mob Burns 7 To Death Over Suspected Witchcraft

A mob in Malawi’s southern district of Nsanje burned seven people to death for allegedly possessing human bones for use in witchcraft, police said Wednesday. The seven were “found in possession of human bones and the mob took it upon themselves to burn them with petrol,” Kirdy Kaunga, police officer in charge of the district, told AFP. A traditional chief said local people became suspicious due to the movements and telephone conversations of one of the seven men who was discovered with a bag containing the bones. “He was chased and arrested,” chief

A traditional chief said local people became suspicious due to the movements and telephone conversations of one of the seven men who was discovered with a bag containing the bones. “He was chased and arrested,” chief Tengani, who only uses one name, told AFP. “The man is said to have confirmed that his bag contained human bones and that’s when the mob began rounding up the seven and burned them one by one.” Police arrived after the incident on Tuesday in Nsanje, which borders Mozambique, and have made no arrests. Officials said they were investigating whether the bones belonged to albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair as a result of a genetic disorder that causes the absence of pigmentation. Albinos are killed regularly in some African countries including Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania for their body parts, which are used in witchcraft rituals.

Albinos are killed regularly in some African countries including Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania for their body parts, which are used in witchcraft rituals.

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7 Powerful Fruits That Will Burn Your Belly Fat Instantly

#1. Avocado

Avocados top the list of fruits that have a high fat content, but they are on the top of the list of fat-buring fruits as well. Here is why, this fruit has high amounts of omega 9 fatty acids, which are monosaturated fats that are healthy for your body.

Avocados help to increase the rate at which fat is converted to energy, thus boosting your metabolism. They also help to increase certain hormones that are further aid weight loss in both men and women. Avocados inform your brain that your stomach is full, thus helping to prevent unhealthy food cravings.

#2. Apples

Talking about healthy fat-burning fruits, we cannot miss out on the wondrous apples. They are a big help when it comes to losing weight.

Apples are high in fibre and low in calories- this makes them a great snack. This is just what you require to make you feel full and stay away from binging. They are also rich in vitamins B and C, antioxidants and minerals that help to keep your body energised.

#3. Blueberries

All berries are good for your body, but blueberries are the best of the lot. Blueberries contain high amounts of antioxidants, which bless them with fat-fighting properties.

The nutrients in them help to boost your metabolism, and make your body more efficient in buring calories. They have a low glycaemic index; which means that they will satisfy your sweet tooth without adding extra sugar in your body. Even studies have shown that people who consumed blueberries daily had better shot at belly fat loss than those who did not.

#4. Grapefruit

According to some fitness experts, if you eat grapefruit daily, you can actually fasten your weight loss journey, without having to make too many changes in your diet.

The high water content in grapefruits helps to cleanse the system from within, and also keeps you hydrated and satiated. In addition, the fat burning enzymes in the fruit make it a super food for weight loss. Since it takes more energy to digest this fruit, it further helps you burn more calories.

#5. Coconut

This is a sweet and filing snack, which is perfect to satisfy your mid-meal cravings.

Coconut helps to keep you feel full, thereby helping you consume fewer calories. Being loaded with medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), coconuts provide a great boost (up to 30 per cent) to the rate of metabolism.

#6. Pomegranates

According to studies, the polyphenols antioxidant in this fruit help to boost your metabolism. They also enable the body to get rid of the toxins.

What’s more? Pomegranates help to lower your appetite. Which is why, you should drink a glass of pomegranate juice in breakfast or add it to your salad bowl before lunch. So, indulge in this sweet fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth and your untimely hunger pangs.

#7. Lemons

You already know what a great detoxifying fruit lemons are. Well, this and much more makes this tangy fruit a part of our list.

Renowned as liver detoxifiers, a healthy liver is essential in order to maintain the ability of the body to digest food and burn fat. Since they prevent fat accumulation in the body, lemons are amazing for weight loss.


Prostitutes In Anambra Threaten To Go On Strike, Set Market Ablaze

At least 2,000 prostitutes in southern Anambra state threatened to go on strike Wednesday after local government officials demolished their brothels where they lived next to a cattle market in the state capital Awka. The commercial sex workers accused the officials of destroying their business without notice.

The Anambra State Urban Development Board allegedly stormed the brothels Monday afternoon near the border community of Amansea with more than 50 armed police officers on the suspicion that the structures were being used as hideouts for kidnappers and other criminals. Shortly after authorities demolished their homes, the angry prostitutes set the cattle market ablaze.

“We are decent people. We do our business and go our way. We don’t harbor criminals. After all, most of the people that visit us are government officials. They want me to expose them?” the leader of the prostitutes, who gave her name as Rachel, said during an interview with Punch newspaper. “They destroyed our center and left behind other huts, kiosks and canteens that belong to the Hausa cattle traders. Is that justice? Don’t those one harbor kidnappers and criminals?”

Read More: sunnewsonline

Attempt To Burn Federal High Court In Port Harcourt Foiled By Police

The Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Police say it has foiled an attempt by arsonists to raze the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. There were speculations Thursday morning that two explosions went off at the premises of the court.

But police in the state said there were no explosions as speculated. “There was an unsuccessful attempt to torch Federal High Court,” police spokesperson in the state, Muhammed Ahmad, told reporters. “It was never an explosion as speculated. Investigation has in earnest commenced.”

Mr. Ahmad did not provide further details. Earlier reports however said the incident occurred “just now as judges settled down for the day’s work”.

“The Court was supposed to hear two cases brought before it by the APC local government chairmen in the state against the Rivers State government,” a journalist in the city, Fyneface Fyneface, said .

“However, the local council chairmen had said earlier on local radio stations today that they had withdrawn their case at the Federal High Court to enable them continue with same case at the Industrial Court, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.” 


Stubborn Belly Fat? Read Why It Is Not Burning

You’re Eating Too Many Processed Foods.

Belly fat is associated with inflammation, which is caused by eating refined grains like white bread, crackers, and chips, as well as the refined sugars in sweetened drinks and desserts. Trans fats and animal products are two other highly processed ingredients in our food that have been shown to cause inflammation, which goes straight to your belly. Try avoiding processed foods as much as you can. Consuming vegetables and fruits that are full of antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties will help you drop the excess weight and may prevent belly fat in the future.

Your Exercise Isn’t Challenging You.

Belly fat is stubborn, so you’ll need to work extra hard to get rid of it — think high-intensity interval training (HIIT). High intensity workouts mean you’re going all out for as long as you can, briefly recovering, and then doing it again. HIIT is one of the more recent “darlings” of the exercise world, and new research from the Journal of Obesity says the results match the hype. You really will blast fat all over.

One of the biggest benefits you’ll gain from a HIIT workout is how your body responds after. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, following a HIIT session, you’ll continue to burn fat and will blast about 6 to 15% more calories than traditional workouts. It may not sound fun, but your belly will thank you. Think of the challenge this way: You’ll burn more calories in less time and your workout will be over sooner.

You Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep.

A recent Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic, saying that “persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.”

Here’s the simplest way to slim down your center: Get enough sleep. A six-year study in the journal Sleep found that those who slept five hours or less a night were 30% more likely to gain 30 or more pounds than those who slept seven hours. Getting your beauty sleep is really that important. Try getting in at least seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Not only will your belly shrink, you’ll feel better too!

Read More: cheatsheet

Boko Haram Burns Town as Troops Advance

Boko Haram Islamists have set fire to homes in Nigeria’s northeast town of Bama that are under their control, forcing residents to flee as troops advance to recapture it, witnesses said Sunday.

The Islamists on Saturday told residents of Bama, 70 kilometres (37.5 miles) southeast of Maiduguri, to evacuate before setting fire to many homes as Nigerian troops inched closer in a bid to retake the town, residents told AFP.

The blaze forced hundreds of residents to flee towards Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, the group’s hometown and stronghold. “They came into the town around 12:00 pm (1100 GMT) warning that anyone who wanted to leave should leave the town and soon after they began torching homes,” resident ?Umar Kaka said.

“Not all residents could leave because some are too sick or old to leave and we are afraid they were burnt in the homes?,” Kaka said.

Read More: Yahoo