Sunday, 28 September 2014

"She" Might Replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police

The very blunt Real Housewives of Atlanta Star, NENE LEAKS,is said to be the favorite replacement candidate for the late Joan Rivers.

According to Perez Hilton ..the spot was supposed to go to Kathy Griffin until producers started considering NeNe because she has "serious comedic timing, but also because E! is looking to diversify their panel with a different ethnicity."

The source goes on to explain that Tyra Banks , Lisa Lampanelli, andAmy Schumer are also in the running. And of this alternate list Tyra is the most seriously considered, however, "E! is concerned she doesn't have a sane strong enough point of view to fill Joan's highly opinionated seat."

Fans on social media have been calling for the show to be cancelled or a better replacement made because filling Joan River's shoes won't be easy.

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MTN Project Fame West Africa 7 Winner is....

Geoffrey!

Geoffrey Oji was crowned winner of Season 7 of MTN's Project Fame West Africa which came to an end on Saturday.

Going into the final day, Oji was 3rd in the polls of the likely winner, behind Daniella & Christian.

However, Geoffrey tipped the odds in his favor with his rendition of Asa's Beautiful and it was all that was required for him to win the competition and walk away with a cheque of N5m, a brand new car as well as a recording contract.

Ruky came in in second place, winning a cash prize of N2m and a car while top seed Christian was named second runner up and was also rewarded with N2m and a car.

Congratulations!

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Julius Agwu Beats Wife in Elevator


Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu creates a parody of the Jay Z/Solange and Ray Rice/Janay Rice elevator brawl video to preach against domestic violence..

Download video here

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Kris Jenner Has Officially Divorced Bruce!


Nearly one full year after Kris and Bruce Jenner announced their separation.
The Kardashian momager has finally taken a step towards making the split permanent, and filed for divorce in Los Angeles.

A copy of the documents, which cite irreconcilable differences is the reason for the split. According to the docs, Kris wants joint physical and legal custody of their daughter Kylie, 17. (Daughter Kendall is 18.) She also requested to keep her own jewelry, and wants to keep all assets from the date of separation.

As for the couple's other property, the documents state that they will divide everything later. The documents cite June 1, 2013 as the date of their separation.

Kris and Bruce tied the knot in 1991, only one month after the future reality matriarch's divorce from Robert Kardashian Sr. was finalized. Bruce had been married to Linda Thompson from 1981 to 1984.

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Ebola|| Lagos State Distributes Thermscans to Schools

As Lagos schools prepare for resumption, the state government has distributed thermoscans, a scientific instrument used to measure body temperature, to its 1007 Ebola Focal Officers (EFOs) in public primary schools and 668 others in its public secondary schools.

Special Adviser to the State Governor on Public Health, Dr. Yewande Adeshina, who disclosed this at a sensitization and enlightenment seminar for the EFOs yesterday, explained that they will be responsible for surveillance and health monitoring of the disease in each school and interface between schools and primary healthcare centres if the need to refer students arises.

Adeshina noted that the thermoscans were procured by the state government for the use of schools in order to check vital signs of students, especially body temperature, which can signal the commencement of fever.

She added that government also planned to provide public schools which are not connected to the state water supply with water, stressing that gloves and liquid soaps for hand washing had also been procured to aid personal and environmental hygiene.

Adeshina noted that mass fear about the disease is harmful, stressing that only visibly ill or sick patients can spread the disease via direct contact with the broken skin, mucous membranes and secretions of an infected person or through direct contact with materials and surfaces that have been contaminated by an infected person.

She said: "Lagosians, please remain calm. There is no reason to panic as your government, in partnership with the federal government and development partners, is resolved and committed to contain the disease."

While noting that the containment of Ebola is a shared responsibility of all citizens, the Special Adviser implored Ebola focal officers to take the issue of personal and environmental hygiene with utmost importance and report any suspicious case of the disease to the appropriate quarters or call the Ebola help line.

Adeshina said the EFOs have also been provided with guidelines on how to prevent the spread of the disease, stressing that one of the goals of the seminar was to enlighten them on what they need to know about Ebola and what should be done upon suspecting the disease.

She reiterated that Ebola infection is not a death sentence as evidenced by the recovery of nine confirmed cases in Lagos, who have now been discharged with five of them meeting the state governor on Thursday to recount their ordeal with the disease.

The Special Adviser noted that the common thread amongst the recovered cases remains their early presentation for supportive treatment, adding that there is the need to report any suspected case since the earlier they are brought for screening and surveillance, the better the outcome.
 
She opined that all hands must be on deck in order to get to the home stretch after the last curve is achieved in a very timely fashion, having gone this far with the containment measures.
- Nation
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Barca Name Training Pitch after Late Tito Vilanova


Barcelona have honored the former coach Tito Vilanova by renaming a training ground after him.

The Catalan club's board of directors agreed to name the number one pitch at the club's training camp at Sant Joan Despi after Vilanova.

Vilanova, who replaced Pep Guardiola at the helm of Barca and won La Liga in his only season in charge, died of throat cancer at the age of 45 in April.

A statement from Barcelona read: "The Board gave its unanimous approval of the proposal to rename pitch number one at the Ciutat Esportiva after Tito Vilanova in posthumous honor of the former FC Barcelona player and manager."

Vilanova began his playing career at Barcelona's training academy but never made it to the first team. Instead, he played at Celta Vigo and Mallorca before his career was cut short by a serious knee injury.

He went on to coach Barcelona's youth system and in 2008 he was hired as Guardiola's assistant.

Vilanova helped Barca win 14 of a possible 19 major trophies in four years under Guardiola before becoming head coach in the summer of 2012.

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PICTURES: The IGOGO Festival 2014


The Igogo Festival is an annual festival in Owo town, Ondo state which will have the King and His chiefs dressed like women to honour Oronsen who was a supernatural queen of the then Olowo.

It's usually a 17 day long festival but this year's was on a "low-key" due to the Ebola outbreak in the country. Nevertheless, some activities took place..

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Dr. Ada Igonoh inspiring story on how she survived Ebola virus disease


Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital, one of the doctors who attended to the late Patrick Sawyer who brought in Ebola into the country, has finally spoken.

She (Dr. Ada Igono) disclosed how she got infected with the virus but miraculously survived it.
She begun by narrating how Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende.

“Patrick Sawyer had complaints of fever and body weakness. The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently arrived from Liberia, the doctor asked if he had been in contact with an Ebola patient in the last couple of weeks, and Mr. Sawyer denied any such contact. He also denied attending any funeral ceremony recently. Blood samples were taken for full blood count, malaria parasites, liver function test and other baseline investigations. He was admitted into a private room and started on anti-malarial drugs and analgesics. That night, the full blood count result came back as normal and not indicative of infection.

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VIDEO|| Surprise Baby Shower for Mercy Johnson


Mercy Johnson gets emotional as friends and family throws her a surprise baby shower..
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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Elnathan John - HOW TO BE A WOMAN IN NIGERIA

I wanted to write an article on "How to be a Man", seeing as we are told in scripture that man was made before woman. But since that manual was going to be too short for its own column, I decided to include it here.

How To Be a Man in Nigeria:
Do what you want, when you want, how you want. The world is yours. Only fellow men can stop you. The End.

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, let us talk about women.
This is how to be a woman in Nigeria.

As a woman you must understand the Grundnorm which will guide you throughout life: You, having been made from the ribs of a man, are inferior to man. Once you understand this, every other thing becomes easier to swallow, pun intended.

In Nigeria, your life is incomplete without a man. So when you have got those degrees, that plum job, that house, those cars, it would be right for a journalist to ask you: so, (after all these irrelevant achievements) when are you going to get married? Because in Nigeria, a woman who does not get married will not make heaven. She is incomplete, like a missing sock, or the bad left leg of a sandal.

As a woman professional who has done the right thing and got married, you must prepare in every interview to answer the following question: How do you balance family and work? It does not matter that successful men with many wives and dozens of children are never asked about work-family balance. It is not a man's job to take care of children. That is why you were made. And that is why when you decide to go and become successful, we need to ask you if you are neglecting your primary responsibility, which is cleaning up after the man you married.

A good, scripture-believing woman must avoid agents of the devil, like those who say that women need to have the same rights as men. Any woman who tells you that women are equal human beings and deserve the same treatment is a woman that wants to drag you to hell.

In matters of sex, you must never admit to knowing anything more than basic lying down and letting it happen to you. You are not a participant. You are a mere facilitator in an activity designed to make your superior human enjoy the process. That is why women who talk about their sex life are called sluts. It does not matter that it takes two to tango. If nature wanted you to be a human being like a man, it would not have made you the one carrying the pregnancy. A slut simply defined is a woman who wrongfully appropriates to herself the right to enjoy sex. I would advise you not to worry about the fact that a man, who does the same thing a slut does, is called a stud. Even in the animal kingdom, male and female animals have different names. That is why a male dog is called a dog and a female, a bitch. It is not my fault. Ask the white people who came up with those names. Just remember the Grundnorm: women are inferior to men.

The rule is, never admit to enjoying sex or even to having had previous partners or boyfriends. If you meet a man and you are not a virgin, you must find a way of explaining why you are in this sinful state. You can say that you were doing inter-house sports in secondary school and while doing the high jump, you lost your hymen. Or you can blame it on riding bicycles. But if you have to admit to ever having had sex, say that it happened only once and that you did not enjoy it even. Say that he deceived you. Then the man will forgive you for not being a virgin.

Do not ask how many women he has been with – how is this relevant? It is your virginity that counts. However, never ever admit to having been sexually abused, because you will be blamed for putting yourself in the position to be raped. And no one will want you.

Do you have a daughter? Do not despair. Sometimes God tests us with difficulties. While I pray for you to get a boy and believe God for a miracle, I will tell you how to do the hard work of preparing your girl child to be the ideal woman. I have prepared a list of things you must do. Follow this list and your daughter will turn out to be a happy, Nigerian woman:

1.      Let her wear pink. Girls wear pink. It does not matter if she likes blue.

2.     Teach her to be a princess. Princesses sit all day in castles and wait to be rescued by princes to whom the world belongs. Her goal should be to make a prince happy one day.

3.      Do not teach her how to change light bulbs, care tires or lift heavy items. That is for her brothers. This will ensure that she will go through life depending on men to do these things for her. A woman who knows how to depend on a man is a happy woman.

4.     Teach her how to be a good wife. This means first knowing how to clean and cook for a man. Because if you do not cook for a man, he will find another, well-trained cooking woman to sleep with. And it will be your fault. On no account should you teach your son how to cook. This will weaken him and make him a slave to some evil witch of a woman. You do not want this.

5.      Teach her to know her place. A woman does not raise her voice where there are men. That is a badly behaved woman with no home training. A good woman knows that silence is golden.

6.     Let's say your daughter has finished university and just found work. While it is OK to buy a car for your son to make it easy for him to get to work, you must not do so for your daughter. In fact, before she gets married you must advise her against buying a car for herself. This scares men away. And god forbid that your daughter ends up as an old angry spinster. Old angry spinsters become feminists or worse, lesbians. And we all know lesbians and feminists will not make heaven.

7.      Teach her to cover her body properly and wear very long skirts. Because women who expose their bodies provoke men into raping them. You don't want the devil to use your daughter to tempt men.
I will keep sharing tips with you as they come to me. Because I care.

God bless your hustle as you try to become the perfect happy Nigerian woman.

LOL.. Dude is so sick!!!

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Nigeria's Black Scorpion, Benjamin Adekunle, dies at 78. Obasanjo, others mourn..

BRIGADIER-GENERAL Benjamin Adekunle, Nigeria's most mythologised soldier, is dead. As announced by his wife, Folake, the Black Scorpion joined his ancestors in Lagos yesterday morning, aged  78.

To anyone familiar with the Nigerian Civil War discourse, the name Benjamin Adekunle evokes deep feelings. Adekunle, who was compulsorily retired from the Nigerian Army in 1974, pioneered the 3rd Marine Commando which spearheaded the end of the Civil War in January 1970. He was very outspoken, brutally frank, and temparamental. By his own account, even British officers at Sandhurst could not come to terms with his attitude:  "Before I left Sandhurst, our College Commander invited me for an interview. He examined me closely about my 'unorthodox' political positions, my views on his institution, and my opinion of the training that I had just completed. In our final report, Sandhurst cadets were required to make a self-assessment of their officer qualities, which was then graded by their instructor. My final report and grade contained some of the two familiar complaints about my 'attitude'. Since the report had already been written (and passed me, notwithstanding) I felt at liberty to give the Commander an unedited piece of my mind on every subject he raised. Far from being satisfied with my responses and desirous I think, of modifying my views, he suggested an extension of the 'interview' over dinner. We talked far into the night, and I conveyed my amazement that an institution would teach a course which mutilated the pride and self worth of some of the cadets and yet expect no reaction."

Born in Kaduna in 1936, the Ogbomoso, Oyo State native had secondary education at the Government College, Okene, and enlisted in the Nigerian Army in 1958 shortly after completing his school certificate examinations. Trained at the  Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on December 15, 1960. In 1964, he attended the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington, in India and, on his return, was briefly appointed Adjutant General at the Army Headquarters in May 1965, before being posted back to the Ist Battalion in Enugu as a Company Commander.

But it was during the Civil War (1967-70) that he made his name. Mandated to lead two new battalions (7th and 8th)  to conduct the historic sea-borne assault on Bonny in the Bight of Benin on 26 July 1968, Adekunle was promoted to Colonel after the Bonny landing. Left with only the 8th Battalion at Escravos a short while later, he protested to Army Headquarters and had the Lagos garrison upgraded to brigade status through the creation of the 31 and 32 battalions. This formation was officially designated the 3 Infantry Division, but Adekunle renamed it the "3 Marine Commando (3MCDO) because he felt  "3 Infantry Division" was a misnomer. The Black Scorpion was widely considered as the most controversial, celebrated and mythologised figure in the civil war. His boys, including, most notably, Major Isaac Jasper Boro, seized Escravos, Burutu, Urhonigbe, Owa, Aladima, Bomadi and Patani, Youngtown, Koko, Sapele, Ajagbodudu, Warri, Ughelli, Orerokpe, Umutu and Itagba.

In his book My Command, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, one of Adekunle's most notable rivals in the Army, claimed that at the 3 Marine Commando (3MCDO), "Col. Adekunle, at this point saw the war not only in terms of crushing a rebellion, but also as a means of building himself up for any future political position or responsibility which he might wish to seek, I knew of people of Western State origin who had felt politically victimized and who saw in Col. Adekunle a saviour and told him so, and he believed them…. At the entrance to my office (Adekunle's former office) there was a warning signboard 'Enter at the pain of Death'. I removed the notice and flung it some fifty metres…"

In one of the several weekly meetings with Gowon as the Chief of Army Corp of Engineers, the then Colonel Obasanjo had reportedly told Gowon that the Black Scorpion was "tired mentally and physically" and "needs to take a rest," according to US documents.  It is no wonder that Adekunle attributed his problems during and after the war to his rivals in the army. In various interviews, he alleged that various rumours of coups were linked to him until the army authorities felt the need to get rid of him. Adekunle was promoted to Brigadier in 1972 and put in charge of decongesting the Lagos port, but he was sacked on August 20, 1974.

A key champion of the food blockade to Biafra during the war, Adekunle notoriously told Randolph Baumann of Stern Magazine in August 18, 1968 that " In the section of the front that I rule—and that is the whole south front from Lagos to the border of Cameroon—I do not want to see the Red Cross, Caritas Aid, World Church delegation, Pope, Missionary, or UN delegation… I want to avoid feeding a single Igbo as long as this whole people have not given up yet…I did not want this war but I want to win this war. Therefore, I have to kill the Igbos. Sorry!" He was hated by many Igbos with a passion.

Adekunle was persistent in his criticism of Gowon, and rejected the Supreme Military Council's efforts to delegate some of his duties to Lt Col. John Ariyo, the Calabar Garrison Commander and his second-in-command.  Speaking to the press shortly after the transfer of command to Obasanjo at the Ikeja Airport on 17 May, 1969,, Adekunle, re-assigned as Director of Planning and Training at the Supreme Headquarters, said Nigerians were too "fractional to recognise the truth and had no sense of objectivity." He noted that "There were factors unknown to the public" in his re-assignment.

In the book, The Nigeria-Biafra War Letters: A Soldier's Story (Vol. 1) compiled and edited by his son, Abiodun A. Adekunle, the Black Scorpion revealed many sordid details about the war. According to the editor,  "General Obasanjo made many claims about his brief tour of duty at the tail end of the war as Commander of Third Marines. It is a historical fact that by the time he took over the Division in mid 1969, all the major campaigns of the war had already been waged. It is legitimate to ask what role may be fairly attributed to my father in bringing the war to its conclusion. Nigerians and more particularly the Yoruba, have perhaps been fortunate that Obasanjo has always been available to fill the roles of other fallen comrades, such as my father after his loss of command, Murtala Mohammed after his assassination and again MKO Abiola, after his premature death. Over the length of his career, from the very start until the present, General Obasanjo seems to have displayed an uncanny ability of reaping where others have toiled."

In My Personal Recollections of the War, the Black Scorpion said: "I considered my selection for the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to be an honour and a privilege. To my mind, Sandhurst was the best military institution in the World. Not all the Mons graduates were so privileged – for example, while Adegoke, Idiaja, and Chakuka and I was selected, Obasanjo was not. He finished at Mons and returned home. In later years, I attributed some of the actions of my former course mates in the national arena, especially with regard to their colleagues, to the need to assuage feelings of inferiority which many have sprung from having been publicly adjudged and labeled inadequate in the midst of their cohorts.

In a 2012 interview, Delta State governor, Dr Emmanuel  Uduaghan, recounted that he took care of Adekunle's  boots: "They (Biafran soldiers) were there for some weeks until the Federal soldiers came to liberate Sapele. Since the whole family had gone to the village, I was the only one living with him in the barracks. Opposite where we were staying was the Inspectors' House which Brigadier-Gen. Benjamin Adekunle took over and was staying there. For the few days he stayed there, he would bring his boots out and I would go and pick it and clean it and shine it, because he said he loved the way I used to shine my father's shoes."

The Black Scorpion will never be forgotten.
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He will always be remembered  —Jonathan
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has extended sincere commiserations to the family of  late Brigadier-General Benjamin Adekunle, who passed away on Saturday.

The President joined the family and other Nigerians in mourning the very courageous soldier who achieved national fame during the Nigerian civil war for his gallant leadership of the 3rd Marine Commando in the successful effort to defend the unity and territorial integrity of the country.

President Jonathan expressed the belief that General Adekunle's civil war heroics, which made him easily one of the most celebrated military commanders of his generation, had ensured that he would always be honoured and remembered as a valiant soldier who served his fatherland  exceptionally well at a very trying time in its history.

As the Black Scorpion's soul returns to the Almighty Creator, President Jonathan enjoined his family, friends, former military colleagues and all who mourn his passing to also give thanks to God for blessing the nation with fearless soldiers and patriots of his calibre who stand ready to lay down their lives for the peace, unity and progress of their country.

President Jonathan prayed that God Almighty will  comfort the grieving family and associates of General Adekunle and grant his soul eternal rest.

Adekunle's death shocking  —Obasanjo
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that the late General Benjamin Adekunle(retd), will forever be remembered for his contribution during the Nigeria's Civil War, describing his death as shocking.

Obasanjo in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Saturday, said:"I received with shock the news of the death of my colleague, friend and course mate, General Benjamin Adekunle today. I can recall with found memories what he was able to achieve as a course mate at Teshi, Accra, Ghana.

"He made no mean contribution for the Nigerian civil war. His efforts would be forever remembered and  may his soul rest in peace. I am very shocked about by this news today. His vacuum will be difficult to fill in the family, but I pray for them to have the fortitude to bear this loss."

An unforgettable hero  —Gov Uduaghan
Delta State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has described the late General Benjamin Adekunle as an unforgettable civil war hero whose exploits would continue to be celebrated.

In a reaction signed by Felix Ofou, his Press Secretary, the governor extolled the courage and brilliant initiative of the late general which, according to him, helped to fast track the end of the Nigeria civil war.

"General Adekunle was a maverick. His courage and brilliant initiative helped to speed up the process that led to the quick end of of the unfortunate Nigerian civil war. That's why history and Nigerians will continue to celebrate his exploits," he noted.

Dr Uduaghan remarked that it was the sacrifices by the likes of the Black Scorpion as General Adekunle was called and other veterans of the civil war that further underscored the importance of the unity and indissolubility of thecountry, adding that they set themselves apart as great patriots of the country.

"In their sacrifice and willingness to lay down their lives, they confirmed that the unity of Nigeria cannot be compromised. Their patriotic zeal remains a reference point and reminds us that what binds us together is greater than any sectional or parochial cleavages," he enthused.

The governor commiserated with the wife of the deceased, Folake, his children as well as others directly affected by the death and asked God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

He was committed to Nigeria's unity  —Omisore
By Oluwole Ige-Osogbo

AS the nation mourned the death of Brigadier-General Benjamin Adekunle (rtd),  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s standard-bearer in the August 9, 2014 governorship poll in Osun, Senator Iyiola Omisore, on Saturday, described his demise as a great loss to Nigeria.

In a personally signed condolence message, he noted that the deceased's passion and commitment to the country's unity came to the fore during the nation's 30-month civil war, recalling that he fought gallantly to protect and sustain Nigeria's sovereignty and corporate existence.

Describing his exploits as legendary during his stint as the Commander of 3rd Marine Commando, Omisore said "I received the news of the death of the civil war veteran, Brig-General Benjamin Adekunle who died today in Lagos at the age of 78 years, with rude shock."

The condolence message reads in part: "It is unfortunate that Brigadier Adekunle who fought the gruesome 30-month civil war to keep Nigeria together as one, had to take a bow when his service is most needed at this moment of our nation's history.

"His exploit as the Commander of 3rd Marine Commando was legendary. Brig. Adekunle, working with General Yakubu Danjuma, General Olusegun Obasanjo and other military top brass, ensured that they fulfilled the vision by the then Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon.

"I, however, want his family, associates and colleagues, especially former President, General Olusegun Obasanjo, who took over the command of 3rd Marine Commando from him to take solace in the fact that Brigadier Adekunle distinguished himself as a thoroughbred professional army who came, saw and conquered.".

He prayed  that God should give Adekunle's immediate family, colleagues and Nigeria, the fortitude to bear the loss.

He was a courageous soldier—Aregbesola
The governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has joined well-meaning Nigerians in commiserating with the family of General  Benjamin Adekunle (retd), popularly known as 'Black Scorpion,' who passed on to glory on Saturday.

The governor, in a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, said the death of Benjamin Adekunle has closed a long chapter in the history of the nation as it relates to the Nigerian Civil war.

Aregbesola said Adekunle played a crucial role in the civil war that almost liquidated the Nigerian nationhood.

The governor noted that irrespective of what some people might believe or not believe about the deceased, Adekunle played a vital role in making sure Nigeria remained a united country.

"We receive with heavy heart, the death of one of Nigeria's finest soldiers, who fought for the unity of his country.

"No doubt, he was a soldier of soldiers and commander of men. He distinguished himself in his chosen profession both at home and abroad.

"Adekunle led the 3rd Marine Commando Division during the Civil war with such great courage and determination.

"Up till today, his war exploit in the command of the Third Marine remains subject of discussion across Nigeria and beyond.

"The history of post-independence Nigeria and the crises that threatened the young nation's existence will be incomplete without a chapter for this courageous soldier.

"We, the government and people of Osun, convey our heartfelt condolences to the immediate and extended families of Adekunle, and the government and people of Oyo State.

"We pray that God repose his gentle soul in paradise," Aregbesola said.

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Alexander Amosu to Create World's Most Expensive iPhone 6!

You think the iPhone6 is expensive?? Well, think about Alexander Amosu's version of the iPhone6.

The Nigerian high-class designer, who already has world records for most expensive iPhone 2, Blackberry, designer suit and exclusive champagne, will use 18 carat gold.

A 'blinged-up' version of the iPhone 6 is set to go on the market for a whopping £1.7million after Apple commissioned a luxury designer to create the handset.

Alexander Amosu, who previously created diamond-clad forms of the iPhone 2, will also create a luxury adaptation of Apple's new release from solid 18 carat gold.

The 'Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6′ will take two months to make and will be painstakingly handset with over 6,127 brilliant cut diamonds. The Apple logo will be cut from 51.29 carat gold with a cushion flawless finish and would br be sold for a whooping ₦357 million!!!

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Fashion Police Presenter, Joan Rivers is Dead..

Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81.

She died today, one week after arriving at a New York City hospital last Thursday.

"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends," her daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement to ABC News.

RIP Joan! You would be greatly missed..

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Monday, 1 September 2014

40 Useful Things Rubber Band Do!

Below are things you never thought rubber band can be used for!

1) Keep Food Fresh – Simply wrap a rubber band around a bag of chips, salad, or baking flour to seal in the freshness.

2) Act as a Reminder – Wrap a rubber band around a specific page in your planner (and also around the front cover to prevent bending) or around your wrist as a reminder to get something done.

3) Rubber Padding – Wrap a couple rubber bands around a TV remote or ash tray to prevent it from sliding and scratching the table's surface.

4) Hold Various Objects Together – …like pencils or index cards.  This one is obvious.

5) A Bookmark – Wrap a rubber band around the front cover and through the middle of the book to whatever page you finished on.  Next time you pick up the book the first page that isn't rubber-banded will be the page you left off on.

6) A Hair Tie – Perhaps you could make a ponytail.

7) A Paper or Poster Scroll – Roll it up and put a rubber band around it.  It's ready for storage.

8) A Safety Strap for Eye Glasses – Break a rubber band in half and tie each end to the part of the glasses frame that sits over your ears.  You can secure the glasses to your face if you make the rubber band short enough.

9) Finger Exercises – Bunch all your fingers together and place them through the center of a rubber band.  Spread your fingers out and let them contract.  Or, wrap a rubber band from your index finger to your pinky and move your index finger away from the other fingers.  Repeat this process for the other fingers.

10) A Handle Grip – Wrap several rubber bands around the end of a pole or stick to create a handy grip.

11) Secure a Lid onto a Container – If you don't want the contents to spill, put a rubber band around it.

12) Quick Tagging – Are these batteries at the bottom of my bag charged or uncharged?  Tag your batteries with rubber bands so you never have to guess.  You can differentiate between various groups of objects by tagging each group with a certain color rubber band, or a specific number of visible rubber bands.

13) Stress-Relieving Rubber Band Ball – If made soft enough, a rubber band ball can make for a perfect stress relieving squeeze toy.  It helps out when you're in a fidgety mood.

14) Mark the Level of Liquid Remaining in a Solid Color Container – Take a paint can for instance… before you pound the top back on, wrap a rubber band around the outside of the can at the same level as the paint remaining in the can.  Next time you need it you'll know exactly how much you have left in a single glance.

15) Slingshot / Catapult – Every kid's favorite thing to do with a rubber band, but if you think hard enough, I bet there are some practical uses for making one of these.

16) Simple Art – Take a pegboard and stretch different color rubber bands in various shapes until every peg has been used at least once.  Fun, creative and simple.

17) Strap an Injured Finger – Use a rubber band to strap an injured finger to a firm stick or piece of cardboard until it can be properly casted.

18) Melt and Use as an Adhesive – It's not glue, but a melted rubber band does make a good adhesive.

19) A Distraction – Pull the famous rubber band gun trick and shoot a rubber band across the room.  Try to hit something that makes a sound, or just catch your victim's attention.  As soon as they look the other way, make your move.

20) Tie-Dye – The style may have died in the seventies, but who really cares… a DIY tie-dye project can be a blast.  If you have kids, it's a cheap, creative way to entertain.

21) Prevent the Mixing Spoon from Sliding into the Bowl – Wrap a rubber band around the upper part of the spoon's handle just above the point at which the spoon touches the rim of the bowl.  Now the spoon can't slip and slide in.

22) Insulate Electrical Current – Rubber bands can act as insulators for low wattage electrical current.  Wrap a rubber band around an exposed region of a wire (before the wire is live).

23) Design Fancy Easter Eggs – Wrap several rubber bands in different directions around the eggs before dunking them in the Easter egg dye.  This will create interesting designs on the dyed eggs.

24) A Pencil Eraser – Fold a rubber band in half a few times and use it to erase pencil markings.  It works surprisingly well.

25) Keep those Files IN the Manila Folder – Manila folders are a great tool for filing papers until you accidently drop a one.  Since a manila folder is nothing more than a sleeve, the files will spill out everywhere.  A rubber band can fix that problem in jiffy.

26) Kitty-proof or Puppy-proof Your Toilet Paper – Kitties and Puppies love to shred things.  Toilet paper is one of their top 10 favorites.  Wrap a rubber band around the roll of toilet paper to avoid the dangling temptation.

27) Grip that Jar Lid – Place a thick rubber band around the rim of a jar lid and use it to grip the lid while you twist it off.

28) Limit Soap Dispenser Output – Put a rubber band around the neck of pump-style soap dispensers to limit the amount of soap dispensed per pump.

29) A Car Visor Receipt Holder – Wrap a few rubber bands around your car's driver-side sun visor.  Conveniently slip all your miscellaneous receipts, parking stubs, etc. under the rubber bands until you have time to sort them out.

30) Keep Wires or Yarn Untangled – Wrap a rubber band around it before the mess gets out of control.

31) Toddler-proof the Cabinets – Stretch a few rubber bands tightly between the left and right cabinet knobs to lock them in place.

32) Rubber Band Motor – Create Kinetic energy with a rubber band.  I'll let PBS explain this one: The Rubber Band Motor

33) Draw a Straight Line – Stretch a rubber band out and trace that perfectly straight line.

34) Paint Brush Wiper – Stretch a rubber band around an open paint can from top to bottom so it crosses over the opening just above the paint.  Wipe the excess paint off on the rubber band instead of getting the side of the can all messy.

35) Break-in a Baseball Glove – A brand new baseball glove is stiff.  First, it must be broken-in to be an effective tool for catching balls.  Bend the leather, beat on it with a rubber mallet, apply shaving cream all over the glove, put a ball in it and wrap a rubber band around the whole glove.  Let it stand for awhile to mold the shape of the ball.  Repeat every few days as necessary.

36) Keep a Sliced Apple Fresh – This one may seem bizarre, but I tried it and it works fairly well.  Slice an apple into wedges.  Then place all the wedges back together and wrap a clean rubber band around them so the apple looks whole again.  It will keep the apple wedges from browning about 50% longer than just tossing the wedges in a standard sandwich bag.

37) Cure an Overbite – When stretched between opposite ends of the upper and lower jaw over a period of time, the force of a rubber band can correct a minor overbite.  Orthodontists typically employ this method in conjunction with braces.

38) A Wallet Replacement – Is you wallet always bulging out of your pants pocket?  Get rid of it.  Instead, wrap your cash around your ID and credit card and then wrap a rubber band around the outside of the cash.

39) Revive an Old Broom – Are the broom's bristles a bit worn?  Tighten them up.  Wrap a thick rubber bands halfway up the broom's bristles to hold them in place.

40) Create Traction Between Two Flat Surfaces – Spread out several rubber bands between two flat surfaces to create traction between them.

Now you know you "rubber band" is more useful than what you think! ;)

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

"I Will Marry Any Man That Can Forgive Me For Sleeping Around" - Guess who??

Nollywood star actress Genevieve Nnaji say's she is yet to get married because she yet to see a man that can forgive her doings, According to her, she says:

"As for marriage, it's every woman's dream to get married. We can't lie to ourselves. I do want to get married but overtime I have had opportunities to get married but I realize getting married is not actually the problem. The problem is finding someone you are compatible with because I'm born Catholic, I'm raised Catholic, I don't believe in divorce. If I get married, I really want to stay married and staying married is not an easy thing. It means you are completely in tune with your partner. It means you've found your soul mate because you'll have to be able to stand a lot of disappointments that would definitely come but then again you have to learn to forgive.

For me, before I choose a partner I have to ask myself if this is the kind of person I would be willing to forgive no matter what when the time comes. If the answer is no, then that person is wrong for me. That person is not the person you want to get married to. If you know you can look into someone's eyes and say yes, this is the most you can do to me. If you actually cheat on me the first time, I can find it in my heart to forgive you. If you can answer that question honestly and truthfully to yourself then you'll know if that person is your partner or not. So compatibility is the word aside from the physical attributes that have to go with it.

I need to be comfortable because I'm a woman and I'm used to a certain lifestyle."

Can you honestly deep down in your heart forgive someone for cheating on you?

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Students Made To Wear Anti-Cheating Helmets To Curb Exam Malpractice!

Students in Thailand were made to wear helmets to prevent them from cheating during exams.

Picture posted to a Bangkok's Kasetsart University alumni Facebook page appears to show students wearing a "helmet", which consist of a piece of paper wrapped around the head and pieces of paper stapled to either side.

The low-tech anti-cheating helmet invention doesn't look sophisticated, but would function like horse blinkers and prevent wearers from glancing to the side which should prevent any sneaky peeks at neighbours' answers.

Kasetsart University is a public university, ranked one of the best in Thailand and with a focus on agriculture, food, technology and innovation.

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Guess Who The Ultimate Pop Star is??!

Mariah Carey!!!

Mariah Carey is the Ultimate Pop Star of all time according To TIME Magazine!

TIME magazine has created a brand new Pop Star ranking metric, measuring artists' number of hits, chart placement, and longevity since 1960 - a sort of Hot 100 of the past 54 years.

It's good news for the Elusive Chanteuse, because she has beaten The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and more to come out on top as the Ultimate Pop Star!

But where did everyone else rank?
Check the list below:

Mariah Carey - The Ultimate!

At No. 2 is Rihanna

Usher comes 3rd

No. 4 is The Beatles

At No. 5 is Madonna

No. 6 is Janet Jackson

No. 7 is Whitney Houston

No. 8 - Michael Jackson

Katy Perry makes the 9th position

10th on the ranking is "Boyz II Men"

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