Friday, 5 June 2015

Former US President Converts to Islam

Former US president George W Bush announced to the world that he has decided to convert to the Islamic faith in a press conference today.

This amazing conversion story has shocked both the global Muslim community and the American public. 
Bush appeared before the media, along side his long time friend and confidante Shaikh Hamza Yusuf, to tell of his conversion and to answer any questions from those in attendance.

Describing how he felt after he had embraced the faith, Bush said,

"Well, in the words of the great James Brown, I feel good. Like I knew that I would. I feel good. So good. So good. I got you Allah."

The former commander and chief continued,

"After takin' my shay-hay-day, I feel such a sense of relief, such a sense of calm. Like the calm after the storm when the rescue teams come. Like the calm after Katrina, y'all know what I mean?"

A reflective Bush continued to tell of his long time affection for Islam,

"I always said, even while I occupied my office and Iraq, that Islam was a religion of peace, and I really meant that. I know I lied about other things, but that was one of the true ones. Y'all are so nice, an' welcoming. Almost like a whole religion of Texans. It really changed my life when I found out white people could be Muzlums too. Its like I learned somethin' or somethin'. Its hard to express what I'm feelin' in words y'all will understand. Knocked my socks off, tell ya what. Knocked 'em clean off. Its like someone just came in and turned all the lights on. I was in complete darkness pretty much before, but now I feel pretty happy. I feel fresh like a new born baby boy."

When asked if it was his own self studying of the religion that had brought him to his decision, Bush stated,

"Well to be honest, not really, not really no. I mean, I have been a friend for a long time with my buddy Hamza here," the former president said as he slapped Shaikh Hamza Yusuf on the knee in a jovial manner.

Speaking of his long time mentor, Bush said,

"I give a lot of credit to Shaikh Hamza, or Hammy as I like to call him. Hammy an' me go way back, and he's helped me a lot you know, teachin' me the basics of the deeni-oolla. How's my teej-wad Hammy?"

Shaikh Hamza Yusuf smiled, nodding his head in the affirmative. The respected California based scholar offered much praise for the newly converted Bush,

"I have known brother George for over a decade now. I can remember the first time I met him in the Oval Office. There was just something about him, I could see noor just pouring off his face," the Shaikh said as he began to tear up, "I thought… (sniff), Wallahi… Huwa min Ahlil Jannah!… (sniff)… and I made du'a for him 'Oh Allah, give this beautiful man faith in You.' And here he is today, he has said his testimony in front of two witnesses. His whole past life of sins are totally wiped clean, he has a fresh start. He is totally forgiven, completely innocent, as the day he was born."

"Yeah, I like that part," chuckled the former president. "Cuz I've made some real doozies in my day. But its all smooth sailin' from here on in to Janet Faradawzi. That's the Muzlum word for heaven. I don't know who Janet was, maybe Adam's third wife or somethin'."

Among the gathered reporters was Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist and broadcaster who infamously threw his size 10 shoe at the then President several years prior. Al-Zaidi addressed the newly converted Bush saying,

"Mr. President, I am so overjoyed that you have embraced the true religion, and you have come to your senses. I just want to say that please accept my apology for throwing my size 10 shoe at you, and for calling you a dog. It is really wrong for a Muslim to hurt another Muslim, so I just wanted to ask your pardon for that lack of good manners."

"Well here's the deal Zaidi," Bush said, "I sure do forgive you. I mean, if Allah can forgive all the things I did to your country of Iraq, and all the things I did in Afghaniland, I think I can find it in my heart to forgive a Muzlum brother. So al ham-doo-la-la-la. So long as ya aren't one of them shi'ites, its all good bud."

With that, the former leader of the free world ended the press conference with prayers of peace and a heartfelt thank you,

"Thank y'all so much for being so kind, really means somethin' to me. Wa lakaam asalaam wa rami-toola wa abracadbratuhu. I'm still workin' on my teej-wad, but y'all know what I mean. Peace."

Reported by the Mullah Liam ad-Deen Team

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"Game of Thrones" Editor Killed By A Lion

"Game of Thrones" and "Godzilla" visual effects editor, Katherine Chappell, was attacked and killed by a lion in South Africa on Monday, June 1. 

Katherine Chappell, an American tourist was attacked and killed by a lion while visiting Lion Park in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday.

Chappell, 29, was born in Rye, New York, and had also worked on "Captain America: Winter Soldier," "Godzilla" and the upcoming film, "Into the Heart of the Sea."

In a statement made to ABC News on Wednesday, Pierre Potgieter, a tour guide and the owner of Kalabash Tours, claims to have attempted to save Chappell, who suffered from numerous injuries and a heart attack while fighting off the animal. 

Chappell had reportedly lowered her window "on her own accord" to take a photo of a lion pride before being attacked, conflicting with earlier reports that claimed the entire tour was conducted with all the vehicle's windows down.

It was reported Chappell was taking photos of the animals and likely didn't see the lion approaching from the side. She was riding in a vehicle with Potgieter, who was also mauled.

"Under the circumstances, Mr. Potgieter tried his best to stop the bleeding and save her life," the company's statement said.

"The lioness approached from the passenger side and bit the lady through the window," Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at Lion Park. 
The park has experienced similar occurrences in the past, all resulting from open windows, something Simpson said is 'absolutely forbidden at our park,' adding there are 'numerous signs, and we hand out slips of paper to all guests warning them to keep their windows closed.' "

The park is a wildlife conservation enclosure that sits on 500 acres of land and is home to 80 lions, including rare white lions, along with cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, antelope and wild dogs.

"It is incredibly sad that a life had to be lost in this manner," the Lion Park statement said. "Visitors to South Africa need to remember that predators are dangerous and rules are there for their own safety. If all the rules are adhered to (during) your visit to the Lion Park, national parks and other similar facilities will be a safe and treasured experience."

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

[Photos] House of Maliq Features Dencia

Queen of Whitenecious - a bleaching cream, Dencia teamed up with photographer, Scott Herbert to bring her sexy looks to the 2nd may 2015 cover edition of House of Maliq magazine.
The pop singer poses in bold and colorful looks including a white dress, multi-colored jumpsuit and gold jumpsuit with some standout designs from her clothing line..
Dencia is not only known as a singer and a controversial fashionista, she is also well known as a business mogul.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Breaking - Mu'azu Resigns As PDP National Chairman

The National chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party Adamu Mu'azu has reportedly resigned as Chairman. This comes after several bigwigs of the party blamed him for Jonathan's defeat at the poll and demanded his resignation..

The embattled chairman was advised by his close friends and associates at a meeting held Tuesday night in Abuja to resign. Muazu resignation was envisaged after it was reported that the spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, told reporters at the party's head office in Abuja to expect a "breaking news" briefing from him later in the day.

Several bigwigs of the party have blamed Mu'azu for the defeat but the national chairman had repeatedly fired back at his critics that he would not resign despite the pressure being mounted on him to do so. However, the pressure continued to aggravate and this may well have been the reason for his resignation. His resignation took effect immediately.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Senator Orubebe Intends to Join APC

President Goodluck Jonathan's loyalist Elder Godsday Orubebe, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has announced his decision to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the development of the Niger Delta. He made this announcement via his Twitter handle this morning. 
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Yemi Alade, Wizkid Nominated For “BET Awards” 2015!

Nigerian pop stars Yemi Alade and Wizkid have been named as nominees in this year's BET awards.

The duo have been nominated alongside Ghana's Sarkodie and Stoneboy, South Africa's AKA, DRC's Fally Ipupa and Kenya's Sauti Sol for the award of Best International Act Africa category.
BET Networks recognises artistes, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with the BET Awards 2015 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET's Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.
"This year's nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, 
breakout performers, and outstanding athletes," said Stephen Hill, BET's President of Programming. 

"We congratulate all of the talent on their remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment and look forward to them joining us in celebrating 15 years of the BET Awards."
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa added, "We are thrilled that African artistes and achievers have been given this global platform once again to highlight and celebrate their huge contribution to the totality of global Black culture through our BET Awards franchise."

The BET Awards 2015 premieres simultaneously on BET and BET2 (DStv channel 135) at 8:10PM on Tuesday June 30.
See the complete list of nominees for the BET Awards 2015 after the cut below

Friday, 15 May 2015

Pictures From Gov. Oshiomole's Wedding

Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole has married his beautiful Cape Verde bride. She is former model and air hostess. The Governor lost his wife Clara five years after losing her to cancer in 2010.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Kanye West Is Now A Doctor

That's right! Kanye West has been given an honorary degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Not just any old degree, a doctorate. It means he's now technically Doctor West.

He quit college when he was 20, calling his first album The College Dropout. But Kanye West has finally graduated. The college decided to honour the star after a member of staff read that he'd always wished he'd gone there. He was recognised for "transformative, genre-defying work".

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

DUBAI Summer Reunion 2015

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Every year we await Xmas time to get back to Nigeria and reunite with family and friends... But this year we don't need to wait until then! because we are going to DUBAI to reunite with friends! #SummerReunionVol.1

Just imagine a gathering of friends on a massive yacht, cruising the Dubai Marina over-viewing Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab  with lots of food, drinks, fun and music from the best Dj's on the planet next to your best friends.. 

How best can your holidays be?

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Monday, 4 May 2015

Dr. Ben Carson Officially Announces Run For Presidency in 2016

Celebrated neurosurgeon Ben Carson has officially announced his intention to run for president.
"I'm willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America" Dr. Carson also told WPEC in Florida that he will be a part of the 2016 race. He is expected to speak on his presidential run at an event in Detroit on Monday.
A darling of the conservative movement, Carson enters a crowded Republican field vying for a position ahead of what is expected to be a very competitive primary. He maintains a large following with grass-roots conservatives, which is likely to put him on a collision course with other potential rivals who are popular on the right, such as Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

The Royal Baby is Here! Kate Middleton Has Given Birth....

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl. This announcement was made at Kensington Palace. The baby is fourth in line to the throne - was "safely delivered" at 08:34 BST, the palace said in a statement.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth of the baby, who weighs 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg). Both Catherine and her daughter are "doing well", the statement added. The name of the baby will be announced in due course.

The duchess had earlier been admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital where their first child Prince George was born in July 2013.

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

[Photos] The Water Bridge In Germany

This is the Magdeburg water bridge in Germany.
It is a bridge where boats moves..
It is a bridge of water over another water! Incredible..

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IMF Wants Nigeria To Depreciate Currency

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called for the depreciation of Nigeria's currency again and those of other seven oil exporting West African countries. Nigeria's currency, the naira, was officially depreciated in November 2014 by 28 per cent, from N155 to a dollar to N197.
The IMF's April 2015 Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa puts economic growth for the region in 2015 at 4.5 per cent, "For the region's eight oil exporting countries, fiscal adjustment is a priority; policy makers should support an adjustment by allowing exchange rates to depreciate where flexible exchange rate mechanisms are in place."

The director of the IMF's African Department, Ms Antoinette Saleh in her summary of the outlook for the region said "the sub-Saharan Africa's economy is set to register another year of solid economic performance with growth expected to expand 4½ per cent in 2015. The region will continue being one of the fastest growing in the world – second only to emerging and developing Asia. "That said, the economic expansion will be at the lower end of the range experienced in recent years, mainly reflecting the impact of the sharp decline of oil and commodity prices over the last six months. But the impact of this shock will be highly differentiated across the region.

"The sub-Saharan Africa's eight oil exporters have been hard hit by the price decline, and their average growth in 2015 is expected to be about 1¼ percentage points lower than in 2014 in response to this shock. However, for most of the rest of the region, growth prospects remain favourable. These countries are enjoying the benefits of lower oil import bills although some are also feeling the impact of lower prices for their non-oil commodity exports.

"Growth is projected to be particularly strong in most low-income and more fragile countries, and this will help to reduce poverty levels. In Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Ebola outbreak is beginning to be controlled with a sharp decline in the incidence of new infections.

"However, 2015 will be another difficult year, with economic activity expected to be significantly depressed. "The IMF has provided $390 million of assistance to help these countries, including $100 million of grants for debt relief – the first instance of such assistance by a development partner."

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Breaking News : 200 Girls Have Been Rescued From Sambisa Forest

Nigerian troops have rescued 200 girls from Sambisa forest, the notorious hideout of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, the defence headquarters said Tuesday.
The girls were found Tuesday afternoon alongside 93 women who were also rescued, the military said.
The military however said it could not confirm whether the girls were students abducted more than a year ago from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State.
The girls were being "screened and profiled", the military said.
"Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls & 93 women from Sambisa Forest. We cannot confirm if the #ChibokGirls are in this group," the military said in a series of tweets.
"Troops captured and destroyed 3 terrorists camps including the notorious Tokumbere camp in the Sambisa Forest Operation.
"The freed persons are now being screened and profiled," while promising to provide more detail on the operation later."
The Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram militants on April 14.
More details later.
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Monday, 27 April 2015

Ondo State Appoints New Deputy Governor

The Governor of Ondo State Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has appointed the state Commissioner for Agriculture Mr. Lasisi Oluboyo as the new Deputy Governor following the early Monday morning impeachment of the former Deputy Alhaji Ali Olanusi.

Mr. Olanusi, Ondo deputy governor was impeached by members of the state House of Assembly this morning.

Mr Olatunji Stanley Adeniyan, Chairman of the seven man panel constituted by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Olasehinde Kumuyi found Olanusi guilty on most of the allegations of misconduct levelled against him.

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Nigerian Billionaire Meets World's Renowned Preacher

Female Nigerian Billionaire Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija met with world renowned pastor, Joel Osteen in the US recently.

She also took a shot with Joel's mum, Mrs Dodie Osteen..

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Ondo State Deputy Gov. Has Been Impeached

The Deputy governor of Ondo State Alhaji Ali Olanusi has been impeached this morning Monday 27th, April 2015 by the members of the state's House of Assembly.

The motion for his impeachment was moved by the majority leader Ifedayo Akinsoyinu from Ondo West 11 and seconded by Olatunji Dauro from Owo 11‎.

In all, 22 out of the 26 members of the Assembly supported his impeachment.

The Speaker Rt Hon Jumoke Akindele ruled that all government properties in his custody were ordered to be retrieved by the Permanent Secretary of the Deputy governor's office by all lawful means‎.

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Photos Of The Luxury Island Villa In Otuoke Where President Jonathan Will Retire

This is Otuoke, the home town of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Otuoke is a small island community in the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

And there, is the estate where President Goodluck Jonathan would Retire. The estate is opposite a creek, and the rolling breeze keep coming.
It sprawls over a large expanse of land contrasting sharply with its rustic surrounding.

On the long road to the gates, soldiers and members of other security agencies, apparently on sentry duty, walked on the grounds. The overall air suggested guarded and protected serenity. No one needs the gift of clairvoyance to understand they are approaching a restricted zone.

Behind the gates, shoving their heads above the walls are no fewer than eight different structures apparently for different purposes: recreation, security posts and guard quarters. A visitor to Otuoke will not be penalized for calling the place a fortress.

Activities in this place had been at a lull until a couple of weeks ago. And it is largely believed that come May 29, after the expiration of his tenure, President Jonathan would relocate to the place.

As if the President had the premonition that he would not live in Aso Rock beyond 2015, he was reported to have begun acquiring properties adjacent his sprawling country home by late 2013.

The place was acquired on an area which runs to about seven acres of Ojuolape which was expanded to encase the mansion while new structures were erected round it.

It was gathered that adequate compensation was paid to the owners of these properties to enable them relocate elsewhere.

It was learnt that Jonathan after acquiring those buildings in 2013, engaged the services of a construction company, Jiito, to expand the estate to accommodate his new acquisition.

Today, Jonathan's mini – estate, which overlooks a creek that links Otuoke to other coastal communities of Bayelsa, is a cynosure of all eyes.

A visit to Otuoke on Thursday showed that Jonathan's mansions, which had been undergoing construction and reconstruction in the last 10 years are now ready for habitation. The area they sit on is best described as an island.

It was learnt that before now, each time the President visited Otuoke, he usually slept in his wife's (Patience) castle which is directly opposite the Federal University, Otuoke.


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Arsene Wenger To Delay Chelsea's Celebration, Hopes to End Mourinho's Jinx

Arsenal will take on Chelsea on Sunday at the Emirate Stadium which will be the 13th meeting out of which Arsenal has recorded no victory the twelve times they've met.

A win for Chelsea in Sunday's clash would mean Jose Mourinho's men would need just one victory to start celebrating another English Premier League title after five years.

If there's one game Arsenal would not want to lose, it is the Blue's visit as the French tactician is yet to record a win against Mourinho in 12 meetings.

However, a win for Gunners would not only put pressure on the league leaders but could also postpone their title celebration.

The match would be played on Sunday April 26th 2015 at 16:00 CAT.

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Naira Now N208 To A Dollar!

The Central Bank of Nigeria in November 2014 devalued the Naira to N168 to the dollar but this Fiscal policy did not seem to work out as the Naira depreciated against the dollar today!

The Naira was traded at N208 to a Dollar today from the N191.50 it sold for on Monday, Jan. 19. 

This means the naira has lost N16.50 within five days. 

However, the CBN's website put the Naira against the dollar at N167.50, while the Pound sold for N253.20 and the Euro still at N193.89S. 

The Pound Sterling and the Euro rates could not be ascertained at the Black Market.

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