US & World News

Akeem ReachnaijaSeptember 14, 2018
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A United state governor, Jay Inslee governor of Washington state, has appointed a Nigerian man Edirin Okoloko, as judge as the Snohomish County Superior Court.

“Edirin has a clear dedication to the legal profession and a successful history of bringing justice to some of our state’s most vulnerable crime victims,” Inslee said.

“He will be an excellent addition to the bench in Snohomish County.”

Okoloko will replace Judge George Bowden who is retiring.

Okoloko, who bagged his Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria and received his law degree from the Seattle University School of Law, has worked for the past 13 years in the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney working on homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse cases.

He has also worked in the office’s violent crime, property crime, and District Court units, and he represents the office on the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team which investigates incidents of suspected excessive force by police officers.

Okoloko has successfully prosecuted four murder trials and has been recognised by his office for completing a high volume of jury trials.

Before working as a prosecutor, Okoloko served as a judicial law clerk for former Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes.


Akeem ReachnaijaSeptember 13, 2018
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Interchanges are great, because unlike standard intersections, they allow free flow of intersecting roads rather than having to stop at traffic lights or roundabouts.

But sometimes interchanges can be extremely complicated with many junctions and even several levels (those are called stack interchanges).

Such a complicated interchange is sometimes nicknamed “Spaghetti Junction“.

Take a look at these photos of mind-blowing interchanges.

Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, Los Angeles, California.

The intersection of Interchange 105 and Interchange 110.

Puxi Viaduct, Shangahi, China.

With six levels, this huge interchange of Nanbei Road and Yan’an Road is located in Puxi historic center of Shanghai.

Seattle: I-90 and I-5


Akeem ReachnaijaAugust 31, 2018
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Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta Formally received Prime Minister of the United Kingdom RT. Hon. Theresa May at State House, the first State Visit by a British PM in 30 years. The president and his wife Margaret hosted a State Banquet in honour of Prime Minister Theresa May at State House. “I am confident that our discussions today have deepened an already strong relationship #KenyaBritainRelations” – Uhuru Kenyatta.

Twenty new UK businesses to set shop in Kenya, British PM Theresa May
NAIROBI, 30th August 2018, (PSCU) — Visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May, today announced the entry of twenty new UK businesses in Kenya, a feat she termed as a clear demonstration of the confidence the British business community has in Kenya’s attractive investment environment.
Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement at the Kenya-UK Business Forum held today at Strathmore University in Nairobi.


Akeem ReachnaijaAugust 29, 2018

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When word broke that President Uhuru Kenyatta was finally going to have a face to face meeting with US President Donald Trump everyone ran on overdrive trying to guess how their conversation would go down.

However, what people did not expect to hear was an eloquent Uhuru flaunting his flawless English speaking skills

In a viral video making rounds on social media, Uhuru can be heard twenging and rolling his tongue as he articulates his words in a sweet, melodious American accent.

His little speech could easily soothe a baby to sleep especially when he effortlessly let out his Rs and Ts like a mzungu.

Most Kenyans of course had to scratch the criticism itch as they kept insisting that was not the president’s original accent.

One even stated after most Kenyans get on a plane, their accent magically changes. However, others maintained Uhuru schooled overseas and his accent is not as forced as most people suggest.

“The only way an American will understand what you are saying is if you speak like them,” one citizen by the name John angendo said.


Akeem ReachnaijaAugust 29, 2018
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A Wisconsin woman in US decided to park when she noticed her SUV was running strangely.

When she opened the bonnet , she was shocked to find a giant python in the engine compartment.

The giant snake managed to knock the serpentine belt off (it provides power for the Power steering, Air conditioning,Water pump, Alternator) which explains why the SUV was not running properly.


The two policemen that came to help her had to seek the assistance of a local snake catcher when their efforts to remove the large snake was not successful.

The local snake expert, who also provide rescue and adoption services for snakes , later removed the python from the engine compartment.

So next time you end up packing near a bush or a snake infested area, remember to roll your side windows up.

Also check the engine compartments and inside the car before driving off .


Akeem ReachnaijaAugust 19, 2018
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A monster dad strangled his two young children before hiding their bodies along with that of their pregnant mother in crude oil tanks.

Lawyers for Christopher Lee Watts, 33, filed a motion on Friday in Weld County, Colorado, asking for DNA to be taken from the necks of the little girls’ bodies, and it strongly suggested they were strangled.

There has been no official cause of death announced in the case, after the bodies of Shanann Watts, 34, and the couple’s two daughters, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste, were recovered on Thursday from the crude oil field where Christopher worked.

Christopher, 33, is being held without bail and faces three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of evidence tampering.


Akeem ReachnaijaAugust 18, 2018
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Former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, has been claimed died. The diplomat is reported to have died in Switzerland after a short illness.

Kofi Annan is respected across the world as the force of peace and reconciliation. Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
We say RIP to the life well lived.