Monthly Archives: December 2015

Controversy as Beauty Queen is Engaged to Her Friend’s Widower Four Months after Death

Queen of Aso Nigeria 2014 - Florence and Bright

Queen of Aso Nigeria 2014 – Florence and Bright

Friends and family are crying foul as winner of Queen of Aso Nigeria 2014, an Abuja-based beauty pageant Florence Esu is engaged to her friend’s husband, Dr. Bright Echefu, four months after the friend died during pregnancy.

The pair got engaged this past Saturday, December 19, 2015 and invited Queen Of Aso Nigeria 2009 Jennifer Igwegbe and other members from the pageant’s management team.

Florence Esu

Florence Esu being Crowned Queen of Aso

Cindy Echefu, Bright’s late wife, died less than a month after turning 28 years old, this August, 2015, when she was pregnant with the couple’s third child.

Cindy's Funeral Poster

Cindy’s Funeral Poster

The pair were close friends when Cindy

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But how will passengers kill time at the airport? Thomas Cook launches pre-order duty free service that allows …

  • Up to 1,500 products can be ordered online up to 30 days before departure
  • Duty free purchases are delivered to a customer’s aircraft seat
  • Passengers can get a refund if they find products cheaper at the airport

Chris Kitching for MailOnline

‘Thrill Me’ at Luna Stage: A terrifically creepy journey into the minds of killers

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Joe Bigelow) and Richard Loeb (Dean Linnard) Dean Linnard plays Loeb and Joe Bigelow is Leopold in “Thrill Me,” now playing at Luna Stage.

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manipulation takes center stage.

More than a simple plot device, manipulation is this two-man musical’s central subject, oozing throughout the show like an irrepressible, elemental force. The intimate black box of West Orange’s Luna Stage offers spectators no place to hide from the ever-mounting tension. The result is a wonderfully gripping ninety minutes where we are never certain who is controlling our sympathies.

The musical, written by Stephen Dolginoff, is based on the real-life story of Nathan Leopold (played here by Joe Bigelow) and Richard Loeb (Dean Linnard) — the infamous Chicago men who, in 1924, murdered young Bobby Franks for little apparent reason other than the joy of proving they could get away with it. Their trial became a

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‘Snapped’ to profile 2003 Merrillville murder plot

Dieu Pham turned the tables on me with a long list of questions.

What do I remember about the millionaire businessman John Parker’s life and his execution-style killing by his own stepson? Where was I when I first pieced together that Parker’s wife, Judy, was behind the late-night homicide outside his Merrillville business? How did I feel about the high-profile murder case from April 2003?

Last Saturday, at a Merrillville hotel near where Parker was murdered, I was the interviewee, not the interviewer. With a bright light facing me, a green screen behind me, a video camera rolling and makeup applied to my face, I settled in for my first made-for-TV interview.

Pham had more questions for me than I had answers, which is what I told her two months ago when she first contacted me.

Oxygen Network about the Judy Parker

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