Thursday 29 August 2013

Lekki-Epe Road: Lagos to Raise N87.5bn to Acquire Concession Rights!


The Lagos State Government has unveiled a plan to issue bonds totalling N87.5 billion before the end of the 2013 fiscal year to take over the concession rights of the Lekki-Epe Expressway from the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
The state government also spoke on plans to restructure its borrowing plan, noting that the N30 billion previously sought under the World Bank Development Policy Operation (DPO II) “will no longer materialise this year.”
The plan was contained in a letter dated August 19, which Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN), addressed to the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, thereby seeking approval of the assembly.
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Governor Babatunde Fashola 
In his letter, the governor pointed out the need for the state government “to issue bonds totalling N87.5 billion in this year, instead of the N35 billion originally envisaged” under the 2013 fiscal regime.
He, therefore, explained the rationales behind a change in the state fiscal plan, which he ascribed to the need “to cover the shortfall in the internally generated revenue (IGR) and the delay in disbursement of the World Bank DPO II.”
The governor added that the plan to issue the N87.5 billion bonds was basically to finance the acquisition of the concession rights (of the Lekki-Epe expressway) and take control of the toll regime for the benefit of our citizens.”
Fashola said the state government would continue “to maintain its fiscal strategy designed to promote sustainable economic growth through the adoption of more accurate revenue estimates; gradual diversification of the state economy into new areas and provision of enabling investment climate in the state.”
He expressed the state government’s willingness, “to maintain sustainable public borrowing and efficient public debt management. Even though the resultant deficit has risen to N79.865 billion, it is still consistent with our fiscal policy of declining deficit when compared with the 2012 actual deficit, which was N89.45 billion.”
At the assembly’s plenary yesterday, the state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Ben Akabueze, said the decision to acquire the concession was for the interest of the residents of the state.
The commissioner explained that part of the plan by government for the review of the agreement with the LCC was to pay them off in order to take full possession of the road.
Akabueze said the government had already committed about N10 billion “to the funding of the project which took off in 2004 billed to cost N50 billion,” addingthat: “The state government will determine how much to be paid by motorists as toll on the road instead of allowing the concessionaire to fix prices when and how it likes.”
Also last night, the state government explained its position on the plan to buy-back the concession rights, attributing it to the agitation by the concessionaire to jack up the toll.
It also said the concession agreement with the concessionaire was not terminated as reported by a section of the media.
The state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeola Ipaye and his finance counterpart, Mr. Ayodele Gbeleyi, explained the state's decision in a statement they jointly signed yesterday.
According to the statement, the state government had neither terminated nor cancelled the concession agreement it entered into with the LCC to reconstruct and expand the expressway.
The statement said the state government "is engaged in buying back the rights pertaining to the concession ahead of the 30-year period stipulated in the Design, Build, Operate and Transfer (DBOT) Concession Agreement. This is to be achieved by purchasing all the shares in the LCC."
The statement explained that the state government came "to this decision to buy back the rights in the light of several developments clearly not envisaged in the 2006 Concession Agreement (which became effective in 2008).
"The project, given its pioneering nature, had some underlying assumptions and market indicators under which the transaction was concluded which have since drastically changed in a manner that it can no longer be sustained in its current form. Such include the devaluation of the Naira and costs of construction
"The LCC, which is the special purpose vehicle representing the investors, formally brought it to the attention of the state government that given the rapid rise in interest rates on local loans, and other cost parameters, it is compelled to raise tolls currently being charged at Toll Plaza One from N120.00 to N144.00 per car.
"The concessionaire also brought it to the attention of the state government, that as provided for under the agreement, tolling would have to commence at Toll Plaza Two.
"In addition, the concessionaire indicated that unless it realised more income from increased rates at Toll Plaza One and commence tolling at the same rate per Car at Toll Plaza Two, it would not be able to meet its commitments to investors in the project and continue to fund completion of the remaining sections of the road.
"The LCC stated that Toll Plaza Three, as contained in the agreement, must be built and tolls collected for the continued viability of the project. Under such circumstances, the state government felt obliged to buy out the interests of the concessionaire in advance of the hand-over date of 2038 under a mutual settlement option also expressly provided for in the Concession Agreement," the statement said.
The statement added that the decision to acquire the concession was taken after due consultation with all major stakeholders including the State House of Assembly based on various feedback and agitation the state government received from the concessionaire

Boy's Eyes Gouged Out By Woman in china!

A six-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after his eyes were gouged out in an horrific attack in China.

Guo Bin receiving treatment in hospital
The child, who has been named as Guo Bin, went missing from his home in the country’s Shanxi Province on Saturday evening.
He had failed to return home for dinner after playing outside.
Five hours later, the child was discovered by his parents with both eyes missing.
The young boy's mother said she found her son near their home.
His face was covered with blood but he was conscious and spoke to her, reportedly claiming that he had been attacked by a female who spoke with a strange accent.
Speaking from the hospital where he is being treated, the youngster's father explained what he said happened.
"[He was] walking down the street, then someone just carried him away. This is what my son told me. We asked him on the way [to hospital].
"He knew exactly what was happening. He said there was a person gouging his eyes with 'a thing', and he cried.
"The person then told him: 'Don't cry. If you stop crying I'll stop gouging your eyes'."
An initial suggestion in the Chinese media claimed the child's eyes were found nearby with the cornea missing.
Uncorroborated reports said that the attack may have been connected to China's illegal trafficking of human organs.
However, local police have now said they do not believe the attack was in any way related to organ trafficking and that while the eyes were found near the boy, the cornea had not been removed.
It remains possible that authorities are denying the link to trafficking in order to cover-up an embarrassing problem.
The director of Shanxi Eye Hospital, where the boy is being treated, has said that the child is now making a recovery but that his sight will never be recovered.
"The boy's general condition is stable. We conducted a three-hour check on his eyes yesterday, mainly on the trauma his eyes suffered," Yang Caizhen said.
"Our hospital established a treatment group for this case, and it's been confirmed that the boy is definitely going to be blind.
"His eyeballs are gone. Current medical technology has no means to help a patient whose eyeballs are gone by installing artificial eyes. There is no such technology in the world yet."
A local police chief, named only as Liu, said that he could not speculate on a motive for the attack.
"We are sparing no efforts trying to solve this case," he added.
A reward of RMB100,000 (£10,000) has been offered to anyone with information about the attack.

Canadian woman steals back stolen bicycle!

A Vancouver woman earned widespread notoriety Tuesday for stealing back her bicycle from a thief after seeing it advertised online.

Kayla Smith, 33, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that her Can$1,000 (US$950) bicycle was taken from a rack in Vancouver's oceanfront Olympic Village -- constructed to host athletes during the 2010 Winter Games and now a bustling neighborhood.
Smith filed a police report.
The next day, she spotted an ad on the classified advertisements website Craigslist for a bike that looked suspiciously like hers, so she contacted the seller and arranged to meet him in a nearby McDonald's parking lot, posing as a buyer.
She told the CBC she immediately recognized her bike, with personalized stickers on the frame.
"Holy crap this is my bike," Smith told the public broadcaster. "Like what do I do? And then I was just, like, play dumb."
The woman asked the seller if she could ride it around the parking lot and took off.
As news of her daring dash spread online, police cautioned against confronting thieves, but her actions continued to draw praise.

Tuesday 27 August 2013

SSS grills the mother of the boy found under Arik plane tyre hole!

The mother of the 13-year-old stowaway, Ricky Daniel Ohikhena, who on Friday (August 23rd, 2013) hid in the tyre compartment of an Arik plane on a flight from Benin to Lagos, was on Monday quizzed for hours by a combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Security Service and aviation security.
The mother, Evelyn, who confirmed that she was quizzed by the SSS operatives, said her son was a nice boy who never displayed any tendency for such a dangerous venture.
An embattled Evelyn said Daniel was a nice boy who did not mingle with bad friends.

She said, “My son answers Daniel in school and Ricky at home. I went to my elder sister’s place who put to bed and when I got home the next morning (Saturday), I couldn’t find him. My daughter told me that they quarrelled in the night because he woke at midnight to watch movies and she told him to stop watching movie in the night and she said he eventually slept in the parlour while she said she went back to sleep in the room.
“One of his younger brothers said he saw him remove all his school books from his bag; so I asked my neighbours whether any of them saw him and they told me that at around 5 to 6 am, they heard sounds that somebody was opening the gate but never thought it was my son. He doesn’t go out. What I know is that he is always watching films in the house but he doesn’t have friends.
“I went to Oba Market police station, they referred me to Evbuotubu police station, when I got there they said they will declare him missing after 24 hours and that I should come back the next day.”
Speaking on the type of person her son is, Evelyn said, “He is always at home, I have never seen anybody come to look for him and he doesn’t have friends. I am begging the government to help me, because I have never been to the airport before, I have been to Lagos before so they should help me. I don’t know how he manage to get there but I just thank God that he is alive".

Celebs at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards reacts to baby North West's photo!

After Kanye West debuted the first public photo of he and Kim kardashian's two-month-old daughter on the season finale of Kris jenners talk show Friday,

Baby North West, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Celebs are continuing to share their thoughts on Kimye's bundle of joy.
And before the stars were buzzing about Miley Cyrus' raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, the red carpet was filled with aww-worthy chatter about baby Nori—whose proud papa also put on a show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

"Everybody's jumping around, going crazy," Busta Rhymes told E! News of the world's reaction to the adorable tot.
"So adorable I just want to squeeze that baby," Lil Kim agreed.

 Lovebirds Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks had a similar reaction,
 Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo

telling E! News, "Her cheeks are so huge!! She is so amazing and cute. It's OMG [reaction] first because she hid her for so long and second cause she is so adorable and beautiful."

Fifth Harmony continued the North West lovefest
"Aww I saw her yesterday she is so cute," the gals of 5H told E! News on the carpet. "She has such a full set of hair. She looks more like Kim then Kanye. I am so happy for her and Kanye."

 Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony, VMA's

And even rapper Future couldn't help but show off his softer side while cooing over little Nori, calling Kim and Kanye's daughter "breathtaking" (too cute!).
Iggy Azalea also said Nori "has some beautiful hair like her mom," while Danity Kane noted that North "looks a lot like both of them [Kim and Kanye]"

 Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga, VMAS

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa and Joe Gorga commented on baby North's big reveal, saying how it was nice to see Nori make her debut on something other than the cover of a magazine.
"She is very cute and I love that she put out a picture on Instagram and it wasn't some big to-do," the reality couple told E! News. "She is beautiful and she is a cute little munchkin."

And of course, the former Jersey Shore stars also had something to say.
"That baby is so beautiful just so so beautiful," Sammi Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro told E! News. "So gorgeous and I just can't believe how much that baby resembles Kim," they added, while their former costar Deena Cortese agreed the little one is "super cute."

But while the stars were busy sounding off on the carpet about North West, Kim was busy watching her man, and the new mom later took to Twitter to share how proud she was of Ye's performance.

 Performance of the night: Kim Kardashian praised boyfriend Kanye West's MTV VMA performance on SundayYeezus: The proud father gave fans some love during his appearance
Showing her support: Kim Kardashian tweeted her feelings about Kanye West's VMA performance

Monday 26 August 2013

Snowden got stuck in Russia after Cuba blocked entry!

"His choice of route (to Latin America via Moscow), and his request for help were an absolute surprise for us. We did not invite him," !

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden got stuck in the transit zone of a Moscow airport because Havana said it would not let him fly from Russia to Cuba, a Russian newspaper reported on Monday.

A television screen shows former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden during a news bulletin at a cafe at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport (Reuters / Tatyana Makeyeva)
Snowden, who is wanted in the United States for leaking details of U.S. government surveillance programs, had planned to fly to Havana from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport a day after arriving from Hong Kong on June 23.

A picture of Snowden, a contractor at the NSA, is seen on a computer screen displaying a page of a Chinese news website, in Beijing in this photo illustration

But Snowden, who eventually accepted a year's asylum in Russia after spending nearly six weeks at Sheremetyevo, did not show up for the flight although he had been allocated a seat.
Citing several sources, including one close to the U.S. State Department, Kommersant newspaper said the reason was that at the last minute Cuba told officials to stop Snowden from boarding the Aeroflot flight.
It said Cuba had changed its mind after pressure by the United States, which wants to try Snowden on espionage charges.
Kommersant also said Snowden had spent a couple of days in the Russian consulate in Hong Kong to declare his intention of flying to Latin America via Moscow.

"His choice of route and his plea to help were a complete surprise to us. We did not invite him," Kommersant quoted a Russian state source as saying.
Reuters could not immediately verify the report. 

Allowing Snowden to land would have put Cuba's relations with the United States at risk.
Ties between the United States and Russia were strained when Moscow granted Snowden asylum. Following the disagreement over Snowden, U.S. President Barack Obama postponed a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin planned for next month.

Tuesday 20 August 2013

First official pictures of Prince George released by Kensington Palace!

Wrapped up in a white blanket, Prince George sleeps cradled by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge

as his proud father casts a protective arm around his family in the intimate pictures. 


Monday 19 August 2013

CNN's Isha Sesay weds her beau Leif Coorlim!

 "Our day exceeded my wildest dreams," - Sesay  

Isha Sesay of CNN Marries Leif Coorlim| Weddings

CNN anchor Isha Sesay made her own news Sunday night, marrying fellow CNN staffer Leif Coorlim in Atlanta. 

Isha Sesay of CNN Marries Leif Coorlim

The couple tied the knot in front of close friends and family at the mandarin Oriental Hotel, the ceremony moved indoors from the English garden after CNN meteorologist Jen Delgado predicted bad weather. 

"It was magical. When I saw Leif standing at the end of the aisle, I felt as if my heart would explode. I married the man of my dreams in front of the people we care about the most. And then we partied the night away."

cnn anchor isha sesay

Kim Kardashian, daughter North attend Kanye West's grandfather's funeral in Oklahoma!

Kim Kardashian, North West

Kim Kardashian attended Kanye West’s grandfather’s funeral in Oklahoma Saturday. 


Kim Kardashian

The couple brought their 2-month-old daughter North with them for the trip. 

 It was a mournful family trip for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on Saturday.

The couple took their 2-month-old daughter, North, to Oklahoma to pay respect to West's grandfather, Portwood Williams Sr., who died at age 98 on Aug. 10.

Prince George Reminds Me Of His Uncle Prince Harry- Prince William!

In a preview of an upcoming interview that aired on CNN’s “New Day,” Prince William says newborn son Prince George is already taking after other members of the Royal Family.


“He’s a little bit of a rascal, I’ll put it that way, so he either reminds me of my brother [Prince Harry] or me when I was younger, I’m not sure,” the proud new dad said in a clip released from the upcoming CNN one-hour special, “Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope.”

“He’s doing very well at the moment. He likes his nappy changed,” Prince William continued.

He also gave an update on new mom Catherine.


“Catherine is very well, [and the dog] Lupo is coping… He’s been slobbering around the house a lot, so he’s happy,” he continued.

The Prince was asked about showing off his little Royal bundle of joy to the world so soon after his July 22 birth.

I was on such a high about George, and so was Catherine. We were anxious to show him off,” Prince William explained. “It’s not somewhere I enjoy being, but I know the position I’m in [and] it’s nice people wanted to see George. It was good he wasn’t screaming.”

The new dad noted that he’s attempting to help out with baby duties as much as possible.

If I can do it myself, I’ll do it myself,” he said in the preview clip. “I’m as independent as I want to be… I don’t like fuss.”

Princess Diana's death was no accident!

According to news, the British Police are looking into new information that has emerged in connection with the 1997 deaths of Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al Fayed, after British media reported allegations that the couple may have been murdered by British special forces.

Despite a $7 million joint French and British police investigation that concluded that Diana, al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul's deaths in 1997 were accidents, a report in The Mirror claims they were allegedly murdered and it was all covered up.


The allegation surfaced at a second court martial of Sgt. Danny Nightingale, who was found guilty of illegal gun possession, The Mirror reported. 

Among the evidence presented at the trial was a letter from a former soldier's estranged in-laws that makes the claim that the SAS (Special Air Service) "was behind Princess Diana's death," the newspaper reported.

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On Saturday, Scotland Yard said that British police were looking into new information that has surfaced in connection with the deaths of Diana and al Fayed, but police declined to say what that new information was.

"The Metropolitan Police Service is scoping information that has recently been received in relation to the deaths and assessing its relevance and credibility," Scotland Yard officials said in a statement. "The assessment will be carried out by officers from the specialist crime and operations command.

"This is not a re-investigation and does not come under Operation Paget," the statement said.

Operation Paget looked into conspiracy theories surrounding Diana's and Al Fayed's death in 1997.

A spokeswoman for Mohammad al Fayed, Dodi al Fayed's father, spokeswoman has provided a statement to ABC News regarding the new allegation that his son was murdered.

"Mr. al Fayed has no comment but notes the Metropolitan Police statement that it is investigating," she said. "He trusts that their investigation will be thorough and awaits the outcome with interest."

Mohammad al Fayed has long claimed that Diana and his son were murdered and victims of a cover-up, but he has lost every case he waged trying to prove that.

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Tuesday 13 August 2013

Billionaire Paypal founder unveils plans for the 'Hyperloop' that will 'shoot' passengers from LA to San Francisco in THIRTY MINUTES!

Paypal billionaire Elon Musk has revealed plans for a radical new ‘hyperloop’ transport system that could ‘shoot’ passengers 380 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.

 Futuristic: The entrepreneur says the system could be built for less than a high speed rail link. This is an image of how travellers would look in the pod

Travellers enter aluminium pods mounted by skis either to their feet or to their cars.
The pods, mounted above the ground on columns 50 to 100 yards apart, travel through steel tubes, reaching speeds of up to 800mph and travelling on a cushion of air.

Man with the plan: Elon Musk, who made more than a billion dollars through his work for Paypal, now comes up with tech designs for cars and other transportation-based inventions

The entrepreneur, who is also behind electric car firm Tesla and space company SpaceX, says the system could be built for less than a high speed rail link.
Musk told Bloomberg Business Week the system would be ‘like getting a ride on Space Mountain at Disneyland.’
‘It would have less lateral acceleration—which is what tends to make people feel motion sick—than a subway ride, as the pod banks against the tube like an airplane,' he said.

‘It would feel supersmooth.’

'The Hyperloop (or something similar) is, in my opinion, the right solution for the specific case of high traffic city pairs that are less than about 1500 km or 900 miles apart,' he claimed.

Musk boasted on Twitter he has been working on the plan all night after promising to release the details today, creating massive speculation online over its technology.

It could happen at least 4-5 years after a working prototype is developed, so 7-10 years away,’ he told reporters.

Several endeavors: In addition to Tesla and SpaceX, Musk (pictured at a 2011 event) has been hinting about his involvement in the Hyperloop project for months before revealing the plans today  

That’s comparable timing to the rail project,’
He also said he may develop a prototype system himself, despite previously claiming he would leave it to others.

‘I've sort of come around a little bit on my thinking here,’ he said.

Nigerian Comedian Set To Acquire New Rolls Royce Phantom!

Comedian I Go Dye is awaiting the delivery of a N30million white and ash with red interior Rolls Royce Phantom. 


"Yes, I have ordered for a Rolls Royce." He confirmed to Encomium mag in a phone chat "And I think I deserve it because I have worked for it. You also know that I don't like to flaunt my wealth and acquisitions, so I wish you wouldn't quote me" (Oops, they already did) Lol.
It was gathered that the comedian previously obtained a white Cadillac Escalade,

is reportedly currently building his second multi million naira home in Benin city.


Boko Haram’ Islamists Kill 44 Praying Muslims at Mosque!

At least 44 worshippers in northeast Nigeria have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a mosque in Konduga town, some 22 miles outside Maiduguri, Borno state, on Sunday, 11th of August, 2013, security agents said.

A member of vigilante group Civilian Joint Task Force on Patrol in Borno state where suspect Boko Haram militants attacked a mosque (Reuters)
A member of vigilante group Civilian Joint Task Force on patrol in Borno state where suspect Boko Haram militants attacked a mosque (Reuters)
Also, embattled leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau made a video appearance and claimed series of recent deadly attacks on security forces in the North-East. Shekau also insisted that he was in “good health” despite an on-going military offensive aimed at crushing the Islamist insurgent group he heads.


He also challenged US President, Barack Obama; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French leader, Francois Hollande, saying they were not his match.
You have not killed Shekau,” he said in the video distributed through a local intermediary in a manner similar to previous Boko Haram messages.

On the massacred 44, the DSS agent spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. But agency reports quoted one Usman Musa of the civilian group as saying that four of its vigilantes were also killed when they responded to calls for help.

Another report said 12 people were killed in Ngom of Mafa Local Government Area of the state between Saturday and early Sunday morning. The armed men, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect reportedly invaded the two council areas during the Muslim Asba prayers.

Residents who fled to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday for safety, disclosed that the gunmen killed an unspecified number of people. A source from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) said they received 26 victims of the attacks who are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

 Maidugiri JTF

In the Shekau video, seated on a short stool with a Kalashnikov rested on his right shoulder, the Islamic sect’s boss said Boko Haram was “responsible” for several deadly raids over the past months.

These include attacks on the police and military in the towns of Malam Fatori and Bama, which sparked clashes that killed at least 35 people, according to the military.
The video contained what Shekau claimed was footage of Boko Haram gunmen opening fire on the military in Bama, using heavy weapons mounted on flat-bed trucks.
Shekau also referred to fighting in the towns of Baga and Gamboru Ngala near the border with Cameroon.

The Boko Haram leader has been declared a global terrorist by the United States, which in March put a $7 million (5.3 million euros) bounty on his head.
I’m challenging Obama,” Shekau said in the video. He voiced similar challenges to French President Francois Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”They are no match for me,” he proclaimed.

Suspected Islamist militants armed with automatic weapons fired on Muslims attending dawn prayers in the town of Konduga, Borno state, local officials said.

Some 26 people were injured and taken to a local hospital.

A residents peers through the shattered widow of a badly-damaged car at the scene of an explosion targeting an open-air beer garden at Enugu Road in the downtown Sabon Gari neighbourhood of the city on July 30, 2013 in Kano. (Photo via AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Four victims were said to be members of a civilian vigilante group who had rushed to the mosque to defend worshippers against the attack.

Usman Musa of the Civilian Joint Task Force said fellow vigilantes encountered "fierce resistance from heavily armed terrorists".

Kanye West buys a pair of '$1 million armored vehicles' to shuttle Kim Kardashian and baby daughter North!

Kanye West spared no expense to possess two high-performance armored vehicles to protect Kim Kardashian and their baby daughter North.
The Prombron Iron Diamond: Kanye West reportedly spent $1.2 million each for two high-performance armored vehicles to protect Kim Kardashian and their baby daughter North 

Inspired by the President's Limo One, the 36-year-old rapper has reportedly spent $1.2 million each for two Prombron Iron Diamonds by Dartz Motorz.

It's the Latvian company that angered PETA for featuring leather interior made from the foreskin of a whale penis.

On the Dartz website, the Iron Diamond is said to prevent kidnapping, hijacking and 'other problems which can meet rich and lonely lady on the street.'   

Two-month-old 'Nori' should rest easy inside the super-SUV 'built to withstand attacks from landmines and rocket-propelled grenades.'  

'Kanye is fully aware that his new family is so high-profile they attract the attention of weirdos and psychopaths,' a source told the Daily Star.

'He aims to leave nothing to chance...His priority is to get delivery of the vehicles, especially Kim's, before he begins his US tour in October.'

The 21-time Grammy winner apparently decided to beef up security for his family at Jay Z's suggestion.

The Mercy rapper and his partner of 16 months will also reportedly employ two bodyguards and use body doubles as decoys for paparazzi.

The source ominously added: 'If there have been any kidnapping threats already against their daughter, he isn’t saying. But that fear is clearly in his mind.'

According to Us Weekly, the Black Skinhead hitmaker 'doesn't leave North for more than an hour' and he tenderly 'holds the baby all the time.'

West and partner Kim Kardashian were recently singled out by President Obama for their opulent lifestyle warping the American dream.

Justin Bieber Strips Naked To Serenade Grandma!

A picture has surfaced from last year's Bieber Thanksgiving dinner in which the singer is serenading his granny and well, this time he went full commando. According to a photo obtained by TMZ, Bieber played a joke on his grandma at her Toronto home in October 2012 by strutting out with just an acoustic guitar covering Justin and the Biebers.


Bieber had reportedly been staying at his grandma's house during the holiday and slept in on Canadian Thanksgiving morning. When he woke up after the rest of the family was already hanging out, he thought he'd play prank on them and do a naked serenade. The site reported that Bieber walked up to his shocked granny and started freestyling some lyrics about how much he loves her.

She apparently got the joke, but ordered him to hurry up and get his clothes back on.

It might be a bit before we see Bieber, shirt or no shirt. After playing a tour-ending gig in Atlanta on Saturday, Bieber informed fans that he's taking a well-deserved break. Following the gig, where he was joined by buddy Ludacris, Bieber tweeted:

  Justin Bieber         @justinbieber
If it was gonna end it ended right. Last show in ATL was epic tonight! Love to my big bro @Ludacris for coming thru.

It's a well-established fact that Justin Bieber is practically allergic to shirts. The toned, tatted pop singer is often seen topless, on-stage and off, but you'd think that when he gets together with the rest of the Bieber clan for holidays he makes an exception.