Miss World 2014 Winner Is Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss—See Photos and Find Out Who Else Make the Top 10!

Rolene Strauss, Megan Young, Miss WorldLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

And the winner of the 2014 Miss World pageant is….Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss!

The 22-year-old beauty queen was crowned onstage at the competition’s grand final at the Excel London ICC Auditorium on Sunday. Strauss, the daughter of a doctor and nurse, is a fourth-year medical student.

Donning a high, blue and golden jeweled crown and pale pink, off-the-shoulder, romantic-style, cleavage-baring, ruffled evening gown, Strauss waved and smiled at the crowd.

Rolene Strauss, Miss WorldLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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Strauss was among 122 contestants who competed for the coveted title this year. During the ceremony, contestants wore colorful costumes representing their countries and territories and several also took part in a group performance of the hit ballad “You Raise Me Up,” made famous by Josh Groban.

After she was crowned, the remaining contestants on stage danced to LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem.” Group member Sky Blu, who wore a fairytale prince-like outfit, performed solo.

“Miss World 2014. Put your hands up, ya’ll!” he shouted. “Put those hands up! Oh yeah! We love girls all around the world. All around the world, we love girls. I love ya’ll.”

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The two runners-up were:

2. Hungary: Edina Kulcsár, a former finalist of the 2009 Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant. The contest featured contestants who had plastic surgery and aimed to promote the benefits of cosmetic procedures.

3. United States: Elizabeth Safrit, who represented North Carolina at the 2014 Miss United States pageant, has a BA in political science from the University of Southern California and has been dancing since she was little.

The other contestants who made it to the top 10 were:

4. Australia: Courtney Thorpe, a marketing student

5. England: Carina Tyrrell, a med student at the prestigious University of Cambridge.

6. Guyana: Rafieya Husain, a business administration student

7. Brazil: Julia Gama, a chemical engineering student

8. Kenya: Idah Nguma, a marketing executive

9. Mexico: Daniela Álvarez Reyes, Miss Mundo Mexico

10. India: Koyal Rana, NGO and director of the Moksha Foundation

People’s Choice winner: ThailandNonthawan Nonthawan Thongleng, a singer, TV host and model

The ceremony also featured a tribute to Indian actress Aishwarya Rai, Miss World 1994.


CORRUPT WORLD: How #Diezani_Madueke Gave N60tr, Nigeria’s Income For 4 Years To Jide Omokore In 4 Oil Blocs.

Jide Omokore: Who is he?

Jide Omokore has become a recurring name in Akwa Ibom politics. His name appears everywhere there is money to be taken out of the state. He is today the most viable godfather in Akwa Ibom politics. Who is he? Below is one of his signatures in our national commonwealth. Are you familiar with SevenEnergy? Read and be enlightened…

Jide Omokere

Jide Omokere

The Senator Emmanuel Paulker-led Committee on Petroleum Upstream which is currently investigating the involvements of the Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Dieziani Allison-Madueke and some of her stooges, Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko will definitely be answerable not just to tax payers but the Nigerian masses if the matter is swept under the carpet as the usual practice.
The Committee, this office gathered is charged to look into the allegations of fraudulent dealings and illegal transfer of four oil blocks in favour of Jide Omokore`s ATLANTIC ENERGY DRILLING CONCEPT amounting to a whopping N58.9 trillion, a staggering amount experts say make-up Nigeria`s 1-year earnings in crude oil export. This matter is probably the biggest known oil fraud in recent time, this much National Enquirer can authoritatively reveal.
The probe, according to inside sources was informed by a petition written by Delta Producing Communities alleging that the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC and Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Allison-Madueke transferred the ownership of four Oil Mining Licences (OML), 30, 34, 26 AND 42 to Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept belonging to Omokore without tendering and bidding process.
The popular phrase that the law is no respecter of anybody is definitely not working in Nigeria, rather the order of the day is the word of the famous American Black Leader and Activist, Martin Luther King Jr. which says, “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose, they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress”, what this means in essence is that the Nigerian state has proven that there are men powerful than the LAW and that its LAW has failed to establish justice.
Maybe same is the case in few African countries but In Nigeria, it is an established fact that the weightier your offence the lighter the judgment, and vice versa especially when issue in contention is treasury looting, large scale embezzlement, public office fraud that are capable of being clogs in the wheel of national progress. Justice in Nigeria is no doubt a cash and carry business little wonder the prisons are brimming with the poor and the unknown while the rich and the powerful who commit more grievous crimes get pat in the shoulder.
The Nigerian state has made several blooper of the law in recent time and to the extent that, the global village is now wondering if the sovereign nation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is being ruled by any LAW at all. Recently, an honorable court in Abuja, federal capital territory presided over by honourable Justice Abubakar Talba delivered an incredible ruling when it sentenced the former director of the Police Pension Board, YakubuYussuf who admitted stealing a staggering N32.8billion when in office to 2 years imprisonment with an option of N750,000 fine whereas an ex-policeman who stole a N45,000 worth of mobile handset belonging to the governor of Osun State, OgbeniRauf Aregbesola got 45 years jail term!
The landmark oil fraud in which the Petroleum Minister, Dieziani and her privies, Jide Omokore and his friend, Kola Aluko of Septa Energy Limited are being investigated by the National Assembly is going to be a litmus test for the Nigerian Lawmakers as checks already have it that, the suspects might be looking for a way of getting the committee induced afterall.
Tracing the claim-to-fortune of these stupendously rich businessmen, Jide Omokore we gathered came to limelight during the Babangida administration, the Kogi born man was believed to be one of IBB`s “errand” boys before becoming a Steel merchant while Kola Aluko is seen as an AGIP (Any Government In Power) top notcher.
The two powerful businessmen are part of Nigeria`s top 10 silent billionaires going by the extent of the acquisition of worldly accomplishments and properties across the globe. Those who know Jide Omokore like the back of their hands attested to the fact that, he`s a super-rich dude who loves cars and marble houses in choice areas of the nation like Banana Island in Lagos, Asokoro in Abuja, UK, US and the rest, aside the fact that, he owns about 4 private jets while his second wife, Angela Ebagua-an executive director with Access Bank who he married in a controversial manner also has her own private Jet. The story of Jide`s marriage to Angela is a story for another day.

Kola Aluko’s Yacht bought for 16 Billion Naira
The two business dudes are big players when it comes to women matter, just recently, Jide was said to have “wired” one million dollars to a lady he`s crazy about in the U.S and as for Kola Aluko, the handsome international businessman whose interest traverses the oil and aviation sectors is allegedly believed to be dating the Petroleum Minister, Dieziani and the two-some are so fond of each other.

Kola Aluko is the deputy CEO and leading shareholder in SevenEnergy, an oil and gas firm. He is the MD/CEO of Exoro Energy, an indigenous oil exploration and production firm and also on the advisory board of an international aviation company, Vista Jet, a Swiss based private Jet charter company. We learnt Omokore and Aluko are so close that they both fly private Jets across the world with spare aircraft in their entourage. We hear they`re also lobbying to make the next Forbes` list.
We shall bring you more on the adventures of these super rich men and keep you posted as events unfold on the Senator Emmanuel Paulker-led Committee on Petroleum Upstream`s probe.

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President Jonathan Visits Awo’s Widow On Her 99th Birth-Day.

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President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Hannah Awolowo on her 99th birthday , which is today.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the nonagenarian is wife of the late nationalist, political writer and statesman, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, on Monday in Abuja.

The statement said “President Jonathan and his family join millions of admirers of the late nationalist, renowned political leader and sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in wishing his “Jewel of Inestimable Value” very happy birthday celebrations.

“He prays that God will grant Mrs Awolowo many more years of worthy service as the matriarch and moral compass of the great Awolowo political dynasty which continues to play a
commendable role in national development.

“President Jonathan looks forward to personally participating in the celebration of Mrs Awolowo’s landmark 100th birthday next year to honour the highly-revered spouse of one of Nigeria’s famous founding fathers.

“He prays that God Almighty who has blessed Mrs Awolowo with remarkable longevity will grant her continued good health and very memorable birthday celebrations.”

Midweek Must read: Imminent Collapse of Civil Rule in Nigeria, By Femi Falana.

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THE dreaded Boko Haram sect has continued to unleash mayhem on defenceless civilians including school children in the north east region. In the last couple of months, the satanic society has annexed part of the territory of the Republic of Nigeria.
In the circumstance, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has requested both chambers of the National Assembly to ratify his decision to extend emergency rule in the war torn Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in accordance with section 305 of the Constitution. While the Senate has commenced deliberations on the request the House of Representatives has been violently restrained by the Police from considering such matter of urgent national significance.
Without any justification whatsoever, the Speaker of the House, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, and his colleagues were teargased by the Police and prevented from gaining access to the chambers of the National Assembly last Thursday. In a bid to enter the chambers some of the legislators risked their lives by jumping the fence. In the process, they exposed themselves and the nation to undeserved ridicule.Consequent on the break down of law and order instigated by the Police the National Assemby complex was closed down by the Senate President, General David Mark (rtd). Thus, the House was prevented from carrying out its legislative duties contrary to the order of the Federal High Court that the status quo ante bellum be maintained pending the determination of the suit filed by Honourable Tambuwal over the removal of his security aides.
Although the majority of the members foiled the coup to remove the Speaker the triumph of democracy in the National Assembly may be short lived. Since the ruling party cannot secure the endorsement of the required two thirds majority to remove Speaker Tambuwal the House will be factionalized while the minority will be given official recognition and security protection under a new leadership.
In justifying the barbaric invasion of the National Assembly complex by security forces the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, claimed that the police received intelligence report that hoodlums were going to break the law and order in the premises of the National Assembly. To the detriment of democracy the security forces decided to break the law when the hoodlums failed to turn up as arranged!
In a reckless display of partisanship the Police ensured that the Deputy Speaker of the House, Honourable Ihediora and a few other legislators were not subjected to any form of harassment.

Meanwhile, the Presidency and the Police have turned round to blame the Speaker and his colleagues for assaulting security operatives who were discharging their “lawful duties” at the National Assembly complex. According to the Police, Tambuwal and a motley crowd of his supporters “broke the cordon, assaulted the Police and evaded due process…”
Evasion of due process
The Police then warned “all political actors to respect constituted authority and due process and desist from the use of thugs to pursue their agenda.”
As security forces were used last week to disrupt the proceedings of the National Assembly President Jonathan was prevented by a former militant , Mr. Government Tompolo from attending the flag-off ceremony of the $16 billion EPZ project in Warri, Delta State.
Like the terrorists who have prevented the President from visiting Chibok, the militants declared him a persona non grata and forced him to stay away from Warri. As if that was not enough, the journalists who had assembled at the venue to report the event were abducted by a horde of armed goons. Even though the reporters regained their freedom after six hours of horrific physical and mental torture those who committed the grave criminal offences of kidnapping and threatening to overawe the President of the Republic have not been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force!

Thus, through sheer negligence and official impunity on the part of the Federal Government the country has become a failed State where security forces are competing with criminal gangs in the wanton infringements of the civil liberties of law abiding citizens. Like the terrorists who attack communities while ill-equipped soldiers vamoose, armed thugs are allowed to threaten the life of the President of the Republic while the Police without any reaction from the Police.
But unlike terrorists who abduct school girls in the night, militants kidnap journalists, lawyers and others during the day.
Unlike coup plotters who overthrow legitimate governments at night security forces collude with anti-democratic forces in broad daylight to remove elected leaders of legislative houses. Having been enriched by the State and allowed to acquire weapons without any license some ex-militants have set up armed gangs for the 2015 general election.It is common knowledge that many politicians have also established illegal violent groups of unemployed youths and cultists. Of recent, there were bloody clashes between armed thugs in several parts of the country.

In fact, policemen attached to some politicians have taken part in such clashes which marred some of the congresses of the APC and the PDP. The Sheik Ahmed Lemu Panel set up by President Jonathan to inquire into the post election violence which occurred in Akwa Ibom State and some northern states in April 2011 had recommended that over 850 armed thugs and hoodlums be prosecuted for culpable homicide, arson and allied offences.
Although the recommendation was accepted by the Federal Government the persons indicted in the report have not been prosecuted. In one of his media chats last year, President Jonathan rightly condemned the military invasion of Odi community in Bayelsa state in November 1999 by the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration.
Shortly thereafter, Chief Obasanjo accused President Jonathan of training snipers to attack his political opponents. Although the serious allegation was denied by the Presidency security forces are now joined by hounded militants and other nihilist groups to harrass voters during elections. It is an irony that the President of the Republic is being harassed and intimidated with weapons acquired under the pretext of executing multi-billion oil pipeline monitoring contracts by ex-militants!In the first and second republics security forces and thugs were used in the manipulation of elections and the violations of the rights of the Nigerian people. Such naked abuse of power by the Federal Government paved away for military interventions and the civil war.

In the third republic, the military dictators annulled a credible presidential election. The crisis that ensued terminated the expensive political transition programme and facilitated the return of a full-fledged military dictatorship with dire consequences.
However, it is hoped that the ongoing politicization of the security forces, the unprecedented wave of official corruption and the subversion of democratic institutions by the Federal Government will not lead to the eventual collapse of the fragile fourth Republic.
In spite of the threat of terrorist and other nihilist groups to balkanize the country I strongly believe that the rickety democratic process can still be salvaged by all the genuine democratic forces who led the Nigerian people to fight against unending military rule and who equally defeated the cabal that attempted to take advantage of President Umaru Yaradua’s ill-health to seize power from the then Acting President, Dr. Jonathan.
As time is not on our side, the forces of democracy ought to return to the trenches now to halt the imposion of fascism on the nation by the Jonathan Administration.

Attorney Probed For Hypnotizing Female Clients.

Ohioan, 57, directed woman to perform sex acts.

An Ohio lawyer is under criminal investigation for hypnotizing a female client during meetings and directing her to engage in a series of sexual activities while in a trance and under his control, police report.

The probe of Michael Fine, 57, was detailed yesterday in an emergency court motion filed by the Lorain County Bar association, which is seeking an immediate suspension of the lawyer, who has been practicing for more than 30 years.

According to the court records, a second woman recently told police that she believed that Fine sought to hypnotize her during meetings in his office (where the pair discussed the woman’s divorce case).

As detailed in an affidavit prepared by an investigator with the Lorain County prosecutor, “Jane Doe” hired Fine last year to represent her in a child custody matter. The woman recently contacted cops to report that she had “strange memories and feelings” after a series of meetings with Fine that occurred in his office and in a conference room at the county courthouse.

“She would be unable to recall substantial portions of the meetings, and afterwards she would realize her clothes and bra were out of place and moved, and her vagina was wet,” reported investigator Richard Thomas.

After being told by cops that “more definite evidence” was needed, the woman recorded her next two telephone conversations with Fine, and provided the tapes to police. As described by Thomas, one of the October recordings begins with a discussion of the woman’s court case, “but when Fine learns she is alone, he places her in a trance.” What follows, Thomas noted, “is of an explicit sexual nature, wherein he induces her into multiple orgasms.”

The bar association motion charges that Fine (pictured above) used “code” words to induce “Jane Doe” to “enter a trance-like stage.” While his client was hypnotized, Fine told her that she was “being made love to by the world’s greatest lover” and that he was her “teacher.” The attorney also assured “Jane Doe” that she “will appear normal and only remember their discussions regarding legal matters,” Thomas stated.

An October 21 phone call followed a similar script, with Fine inducing “Jane Doe” into a trance after a “short conversation about her case.” During the call, Thomas reported, Fine told the woman he would cause her “horniness and arousal and excitement” and a “life-changing experience.” The bar association complaint adds Fine told the woman that their encounters were “a secret and no one’s going to know, right.” Fine, who directed the woman to bring a vibrator to their next office meeting, ended the call by saying, “You’ll only recollect what we were talking about your case until we see each other tomorrow. Do you understand?”

Armed with the audio recordings, criminal investigators fitted “Jane Doe” withaudio and video recording devices in advance of a November 7 meeting in Fine’s office.

As agents monitored the sting operation, Fine hypnotized “Jane Doe” and directed her to sit on a couch. “Fine begins sexual dialogue, explaining sexual acts that he will do for her,” Thomas reported. Cops busted into the room as Fine was seated next to the woman “holding and massages her hand and rubs her shoulders.”

As recounted in the bar association motion, Fine told the woman that “you will insist to me that I touch you in any way that brings you pleasure,” and that “you are free to touch yourself. To play with yourself. To get yourself off. Have every experience that you so crave and desire.” The lawyer also told “Jane Doe” that “you are going to demand that I touch you and you touch me. Do you understand?”

State investigators provided bar association officials with copies of telephone recordings made by “Jane Doe” and a DVD of her November 7 office meeting with Fine.

A second female client, identified in court filings as “Jane Doe 2,” has alleged that Fine “was attempting to hypnotize her” during meetings in his office. The woman, who hired Fine in September to represent her in a divorce action, told bar officials that he repeatedly discussed “relaxation and meditation techniques” with her.

During one meeting, “Jane Doe 2” recalled, Fine sat beside her and touched her fingers, forearm, and forehead. He asked if her arms felt “weightless” and directed her to “place her finger tips together and imagine two green dots coming together.” Fine then told her to focus on his voice while he counted down from ten, saying that she would experience a “wave of relaxation” that would cause leave her eyes feeling heavy. He added that she should “think of a happy place–the sounds, the smell, etc..”

The woman reported that in her after-hours meetings with Fine he would comment on “her looks and physical appearance” and asked about the nature of her sexual activity with her husband, including whether they had “rough sex.”

“Jane Doe 2” added that she “felt the loss of time during her meetings…as she cannot recall how so much time passed during the meetings for what she remembers discussing.”

After recently learning that Fine no longer worked at his law firm, “Jane Doe 2” told one of Fine’s former partners that she “felt as though she might have been hypnotized,” the attorney recommended that she contact the local prosecutor’s office (where she subsequently met with Investigator Thomas).

“Jane Doe 2” told bar association officials that she felt “creepy and disgusted” by Fine’s conduct, and was sick that he “picked her out” after she was “so upset and distraught about her marital situation when she went to him.”

In seeking Fine’s immediate suspension, the Lorain bar association argues in its Ohio Supreme Court that the attorney “poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public.” Fine is married to a court reporter and is the father of two daughters. (13 pages)


Patient Jonathan and Udom Emmanuel.

Patient Jonathan and Udom Emmanuel.

A frontline Governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom State, alleged to be Governor Godswill Akpabio’s ‘anointed,’ Mr. Udom Emmanuel, is said to be on a campaign of calumny against Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, whom he sees as an impediment to his aspiration.

Investigation revealed that Mr. Emmanuel, the immediate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG), through some of his recent actions and statements, inciting youths against the First Lady.

In a statement, one of the Youth leaders, Mr. Michael Okon, accused the First Lady of trying to manipulate the list of just concluded Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) ad hoc delegate congresses in the state, threatening that youths of the state will resist such manipulation to any level.

“Mr. President Sir, it is no longer hear-say that the unseen hand behind the problems in State PDP regarding the ad hoc delegate list result of Saturday, November 1, 2014, hangs on the neck of our supposed First Lady. We are compelled to say, without reservation for apology, that she is overheating the polity. I tell you, this act will further make us to be susceptible to the opposition, particularly APC. We do not want to be spoon-fed by anybody, neither do we want to be decided for,” the statement stated.

The statement which was tagged “Dame Patience Ebele Jonathan: The Unseen Nemesis of our future,” also indicted the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, and National Working Committee (NWC) members of the party of foul play.

“This is a call to all youths of Akwa Ibom State to rise and disparage the hanky-panky of the Presidency. We have worked, toiled, and slaved to have the our future, our dream and no First Lady, No Muazu, No NWC member will take our right and throw it to the mud.”

The statement concluded by insisting that their principal, the former SSG, won in a landslide, at the just concluded congresses, according to the statement, “the just concluded delegate congresses of our great Party, PDP, no doubt saw Elder Udom Emmanuel on the lead, but we hearing a different tune from Abuja. It shall not stand. We know what we want as youths of this state and nobody will stay in Abuja and decide for us.”

Meanwhile, Akwa Ibom Coalition for Good Governance has described the allegation as false and baseless, and urged the security agencies to look into the matter and bring the youth leader to book for trying to throw mud on the Presidency.

The group in a statement signed by its National President, Comrade Unyime Usanga, also copied the Inspector General of Police, the Director of Department of Security Service and the National Chairman of PDP, urging them to verify how the said youth leader managed to know the result of the congresses, a sacred document of PDP, to the extent of saying it was tampered with.

“We disassociate ourselves from insult meted on our country’s First Lady and the Presidency. As we all know, the ad hoc delegate list is a sacred document of the party. It is usually published on the eve of the primaries. So, we urged the security agencies to bring this culprits and their sponsor to verify how they managed to know that such document was tampered with by the First lady, who is neither a member of PDP nor a member of its NWC,” the statement urged.

“From the statement of the youth leader in support of the aspiration of Udom Emmanuel, one is quick to observe that he has urged youths within his control to fight against the leadership of the party at the national level, which is contrary to the norms of the party. We also know that this alleged fight may be mere media propaganda. We are not adamant to the tricks and antics of desperate politicians, but we wish to tell the Presidency that Akwa Ibom State is known for peace, if any rancor commence thereafter, Mr. Michael Okon and his sponsor should be held responsible.”

They called on Mr. Michael Okon and his groups to account for the result sheets of the Ward Congresses in the state so as to prove to the public that their principal was the winner of the congress; else their allegation will be considered baseless and cheap blackmail.