Saturday, 30 April 2016

Wizkid! #Off to Zimbabwe #photos

Kim K #photo


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The Otedola Girls #Photo


Metrogypsie# photo

LIFESTYLE: My Exwife Knew I could not be Faithful.

In the light of the ingoing Tiwa saga, Femi kuti has said his ex wife knew he could not be faithful.

FIVE STAR MUSIC SIGNS NEW RAPPER Xbusta


LIFESTYLE: Peks IkejiIkejip

Earlier today, @+ peksikeji posted pictures of himself being sick, but by this afternoon he was playing with his friends and swimming.. I actually feel it was a lazy morning for him, not sickness, lol. Pens has been doing a lot of work making funny clips and has asked fans / friends to like his YouTube channel..... 

LIFESTYLE : LINDA IKEJI



 Celebrity blogger Lind Ikeji shared photos of her outfit today;
What she's putting on;Asos denin top, bebe skirt, casadei shoe, dolce and gabana bagbag- She's obviously feeling herself

AWARENESS: BREAST CANCER/ HEALTH

Breast cancer is a disease that has affected a lost of women and is still very common in our society. Save a life, increase breast cancer awareness. easy to spot signs that can be breast

LIFESTYLE: Celebs# LauraIkeji


LIFESTYLE AMADA EBEYE/ BIRTHDAY PICTURES

Happy Birthday Amanda, thousands of Fans across Nigeria and the world celebrates with you +Amanda Mike Ebeye 

LIFESTYLE # Celebrity brand MrP psquare

Peter  of p square is one of the many celebrities who have been actively promoting the brands they represent on instagram. View more pictures after the cut.....xo xo www.oscroyal.com

ASA IS LIVE IN LAGOS

Check out @Asa_official's Tweet: https://twitter.com/Asa_official/status/724203411281985537?s=09

Sexual orientation: 21st century


Asexuality is the absence of sexual attraction to anyone, or interest in or desire for sexual activity. It is one of the various sexual orientations including bisexuality, heterosexuality and so on. Of the entire british population statistics shows 1% prevalence of asexuality according to the journal of sex research.
However, there is a fine line distinguishing asexuality from abstention from sexual activity and celibacy. Though scientific researches are still in progress and results are still showing up.

Sophie and George are young, in love and asexual. But dating without sex is not without its complications. Sophie Jorgensen-Rideout had been friends with George Norman for about five months before they met up to watch the film How to Train Your Dragon, and one thing led to another.

"We kissed," says George. "I realise that to other people saying that usually means something else."

The 21-year-old undergraduate is among the estimated 1% of people in the UK who identify as asexual. But it took George until his first year at the University of York before he started openly identifying as such.

"This always entertains other asexual people but throughout most of my childhood, I kind of thought that everyone else was like me. I just assumed they were hiding it better than I was."

Asexuality is not a choice like celibacy. George has never experienced sexual attraction but, like many people in the asexual community, he is in a long-term romantic relationship.

Their first kiss came as something of a surprise. "I was firmly under the notion that George was homoromantic," says Sophie. "But that really illustrates just how fluid romanticism can be."

Someone who is homoromantic feels romantically drawn towards people of the same gender.

It's just one of a whole range of terms being used to describe how much romantic attraction a person feels towards others.

"I don't find sex and love to be at all connected. It just confuses me, this idea that they have to be," explains Sophie.

"I think sexuality is fluid and diverse and so is romanticism, so that it's unlikely that you'll ever fit into a box."

Sophie's preferred identity is "grey asexual" or "grey-ace". It's a term she says she stumbled upon by browsing through the vast number of Tumblrs, blogs and the online forums of Asexual Visibility and Education Network - the main online hub for the asexual community.

There is no set definition for the term grey asexual, but it usually describes someone who places themselves somewhere on the wide spectrum between being sexual and completely asexual.

For Sophie, it means that she has on rare occasions experienced sexual attraction. "It comes and goes. Sometimes it's there but I can just ignore it, brush it off and go about my day."

The huge variety in the asexual community is often misunderstood. People within the community often face questions that imply that they are just confused or labelling normal feelings unnecessarily.

"There's still a lot of stigma and and misconceptions," says Evie Brill Paffard, who identifies as demisexual and is in a relationship with three people.

"Asexual just means a lack of sexual attraction. It doesn't mean lack of anything else. It can be interpreted in so many ways."

The demisexual label tends to be used by people who only feel sexual attraction after they have formed a close emotional connection. This is not the same as choosing to abstain. Evie feels no sexual attraction at all until a strong romantic bond is already there.

"The idea that you can look at or meet a person and feel sexually attracted is something that a lot of people experience and that's fine, but I don't experience that."

Evie met her first partner at a student fetish society. "Ace people can be kinky," she says. They might not be interested in the sexual side of it but they can still enjoy the "hedonistic thrill".

Evie tends to tell people that she is in several relationships - she is polyamorous, or poly - before she tries to explain that she is demisexual.

"I think with the poly community, there are various obvious misconceptions. Because they will think it's all about swinging and having sex with everyone. But for me, I just love a lot of people."

It's not an image that fits the usual stereotype of asexuality. Research suggests that asexual people are viewed more negatively than people with other sexual orientations. Out of all of the groups studied, they were also the most dehumanised - seen to be both "machine-like" and more animalistic at the same time.

"I think that's the attitude people have towards relationships and people whose existence and identity makes them question their own actions and assumptions," says Nick Blake, who is not asexual.

He has been in a relationship with Liz Williams, who identifies as demisexual, ever since they met at a New Year's Eve party two years ago.

"It's like having a conversation about breathing. It makes you super aware of your own breathing and you get the feeling that it's weird and uncomfortable," he adds.

"I think that's where some of the confusion and dismissal come from."

Some people are particularly dismissive of the idea that a "sexual" person could be happy in a relationship with someone on the asexual spectrum. Liz argues that this attitude ignores the fact that all relationships involve some amount of compromise.

This is the case even in asexual relationships because of widely varying attitudes towards sex. Some asexual people are repelled by the idea, others simply uninterested and some do have sex, often for the sake of their partner.

"They're the same issues as in any relationship really, because you never know what someone is or isn't into and you should probably have that conversation before you have sex," says Liz.

"I think that's the case in all relationships; it's not going to work if you don't communicate."

Liz's asexuality has never been an issue for Nick. "I thought that if the relationship was really fulfilling then it wouldn't really matter if sex was involved or not. Two years later, I feel kind of vindicated.
"Once you stop viewing things in the old default kind of way, life becomes a lot more interesting."

source: bbc

LIFESTYLE: @annie idibia

Annie Idibia


HOW GENE THERAPY CAN REVERSE BLINDNESS

A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind.A clinical study by British scientists has shown that the improvement is long-lasting and so the therapy is suitable to be offered as a treatment.The researchers will apply for approval to begin trials to treat more common forms of blindness next year.The therapy involve injecting working copy of the gene into the back of the eyes to help cells regenerate.The results of the therapy, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have been tried out on 14 patients in the UK and 18 in the US, Canada and Germany over the past four and a half years.A team at Oxford University is treating a rare disorder called choroideremia. The disorder affects young men whose light-detecting cells in the backs of their eyes are dying because they have inherited a faulty gene.There is so much opportunity.
''There is so much that I can do and do the things that I have actually wanted to and continue to do the things I really enjoy''- Joe Pepper, Gene therapy participant.
Until now, there has been no treatment and they gradually become blind. The researchers found that not only does the treatment halt the disease, it revives some of the dying cells and improves the patient's vision, in some cases markedly; a 24-year-old history teacher Joe Pepper, who works at St John's school in Leatherhead in Surrey, is the latest patient to have been treated. Joe played for Hayes Cricket Club in Kent as a boy, but was forced to give it up at 16 when his vision deteriorated. But he could see well enough to continue his love of the game as a coach at his school. Without the gene therapy, he would have had to give that up too within a few years, as he gradually became blind. The prospect terrified him.
''We would like to develop treatments for more common forms of blindness and this may be available in the next five to 10 years-Prof Robert MacLaren, Oxford University.
"When I was 18, my vision was in a very bad place," he said. "[My sight] was degenerating at quite a speed". He told me: "I was scared of what would have happened; I was scared of not being able to see or live the life I had." And now to have the belief that that's not going to happen is a weight off your shoulders". Joe is popular with the pupils. He is jovial and laughs a lot. He teaches sport and history with a passion and enthusiasm that are infectious. But his positive personality belies the fact that the past few years have been challenging for him as his sight worsened". It was really quite upsetting, not only for me, but for my family.
"I was never blind but every year there would be something new to compensate for, so my life was never steady and it was the constant changes that affected me the most, particularly when I was 18. Not being able to do what my peers were doing I found quite hard for a while." Joe had his operation in October and began to notice an improvement soon after." After the operation I was looking into our garden and I could see more but I wasn't sure." I didn't tell my mum and dad. I didn't want to let anyone get excited until we had done a simple vision test in a week's time." The test involved reading a sight chart of letters. Each line on the chart had progressively smaller letters. He read line after line, going four lines beyond where he had ever read before. The medical staff were astounded. It has opened a new chapter of my life for me when I thought that the book was about to close Jonathan Wyatt, Gene therapy participant" Everyone in the room just looked at me and I looked at them," he said reliving the moment." Anna, the research nurse, was taking me back out of the waiting room and she just looked at me and said it was 'fantastic' - both of us just had tears in our eyes." Joe met his father in the waiting area. He was alarmed at the sight of his son in tears." He thought that it was [bad news] and he just looked at me and we both sat there in each others' arms just realizing that actually it had..."[Joe could not finish his sentence]. It was only when he was giving me his account of the joy and relief he felt with his father that the full emotional impact of the moment hit him for the first time. After a brief pause he continued: "I cannot explain how terrifying and upsetting it was when I was younger," he continued." And now to know that there is so much opportunity, there is so much that I can actually do and do the things that I have actually wanted to and continue to do the things I really enjoy." Early promise There are others with similar stories to Joe's. Wayne Thompson, a 46-year-old IT worker from Staffordshire was delighted to be able to see stars in the night sky for the first time following his operation. Jonathan Wyatt, a 68-year-old former lawyer, says "it has opened a new chapter of my life for me when I thought that the book was about to close" As the researchers have gained confidence in their treatment, they have tried it out on progressively younger patients who still have reasonably good vision.

Joe is the youngest and the most successful so far. This suggests that the gene therapy may be most effective on younger patients before the disease becomes irreversible. The study also indicates that the treatment is long-lasting. The first patient received the therapy four and a half years ago and his treated eye has shown no drop-off in vision. Indeed, there are still slight improvements in his vision in that eye.'Corrects defects. 'This is the first indication that the treatment is viable and could be widely used on patients, according to the eye surgeon leading the trial, Prof Robert MacLaren of Oxford University." The concept of gene therapy is that it corrects gene defects. Ideally, we should only have to do that once, because once the DNA is corrected and inserted into the correct cell, that cell should be able to continue its function as normal," he told BBC News." We seem to have achieved this concept of one single treatment that does not need to be repeated which is unlike traditional medicines."Prof MacLaren says that if the next phase of larger trials goes as he anticipates, a gene therapy for choroideremia will be licensed in three years. He has also begun to develop gene therapy trials to treat more common forms of blindness, such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. These could begin as early as next year. Treating these disorders will be more challenging. Choroideremia is caused by a defect in a single gene, whereas the more common forms of blindness involve several. But Prof MacLaren believes that the choroideremia trials have laid the ground for the next phase of studies and, crucially, shown that gene therapy for blindness is safe and works."When I started my career as an eye surgeon when we had these patients that had inherited diseases, not only did we tell them nothing could be done but we would actually discharge them from the clinics." We are now calling them back in to test them, to look at them in great detail because potential treatments are available. To treat a disease at the genetic level is surely the most efficient way of treating a disease, to prevent it from happening in the first place." We would like to develop treatments for more common forms of blindness and this may be available in the next five to 10 years," he told BBC News. The Research is funded by the Health Innovation Challenge Fund which is a partnership between the Welcome Trust and the Department of Health.

source: BBC
 

AMID RUMORS OF BRAD PIT AND ANGELINA JOLIES DIVORCE

Brad pit and Angelina jolie have been two celebrities whose marital life has so far seemed like bliss, but there has been rumors that the couple have been living separate lives.
The actor got "openly emotional" while shooting his latest movie "Allied" in the U.K., the Inquisitr reported.
Extract:

Some of African's richest men spotted at the Runway Jazz festival in Lagos# kirk Whalum

 For those of you who missed the Jazz festival, so sorry. It was fun, grand and classy as the richest people in Nigeria, including Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola where present. It's a night to remember, Kirk Whalum Killed it and Omawunmi was awesome- it see nobody is bothered about tiwa savages exclusive interview.. #JUS SAYING... Happy weekend fans.
Nigerian, African multi-billionaires, Femi Otedola, Aliko Dangote were present at the Runway Jazz which held in Lagos on Friday, April 29.
Nigerian and African multi-billionaires Femi Otedola and Aliko Dangote were present at the Runway Jazz fiesta which took place in Lagos on Friday, April 29.
The astute businessmen, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and chairmen of conglomerates, gathered at the Eko Hotel and Suites, to unwind with some beautiful jazz music, at event hosted to celebrate the “International Jazz Day”.
It was a pleasurable night, one which asides the first and second Nigerians to get on the Forbes list of dollar- denominated billionaires, also had in attendance Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe (senator representing Abia-south), Donald Duke (Ex-governor of Cross Rivers state) and a host of other distinguished members of the society.

Youthful looks in "ginger gene" SECRETS



 
Over the years, some persons look just as beautiful or handsome as they were in their youthful lives. While some have different levels of looks from childhood till old age. It is natural to have old age struck on you in terms of looks but some tends to retain their looks right from youth. Different drugs, food therapy have been initiated for a younger look.
However, Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.
They found the first part of human DNA - the genetic code - that seems to affect how old people look to others.
The mutations, reported in journal current Biology, were in the genetic instructions for protecting the body from UV radiation.

CELEBRITY LIFESTYLE-ON TIWA SAVAGE#my opinion: DADDYFREEZE- COOLFM969


 Dear Tiwa.
I downloaded and listened to the interview, but I must confess that I didn't reached the end of it. I got very disappointed#in my opinion at various levels of your explanation especially when you made such comments as - my son, -my relationship( a correction for my marriage).
Tiwa, you released a song a few days ago in collaboration with Dr Sid when you knew you had a failing marriage; because as of two days ago, in your opinion, your marriage had not failed; rather you spent most of your time in the studio making a song, when you had a husband who you claim is a drug addict, uncaring and a lazy father, and in debt. Now the situation is 'to the wind' and the only thing I see you doing is 'throwing' blames in a glass house. I believe you have a fault and this situation is never one sided. I won't be surprised if tomorrow I hear that you both made up, and that his debt was paid, and that he was now a good father, and that your son is now our son and that hes going to be a better dad and you a better mom. You're a celebrity, you know what you signed up for. Live right, do right. 
I don't want to emphasize on how much time you spent out in the studio or on the shoot sites or elsewhere. Help the man succeed, you're a pillar... You've not given us, your fans a reason why you've condemned your marriage as a failure- if it is, then you both failed- maybe when you do we'll really understand. Coming on the international media platform to shed tears does not justify the situation of your marriage... unless its another attention seeking publicity stunt, similar to the one your "husband just played''. +Tiwa Savage , +TeeBlitz Inc. , +Cool FM Nigeria , +Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog , +vanguardngrTV ,

Faces of Nigerian Fashion: BellaNaija’s Top 10 Most Promising Nigerian Models In 2016

 Coming from a place where we’re constantly featuring designers and look books but never the models who work hard to embody the essence of every campaign or editorial under rain or shine, they’re made to do extraordinary things to bring life to lifeless things like clothes, makeup and other products. For this reason, we have spent the past few days combing through every Nigerian modeling agency’s website and Instagram looking for those fresh faces that are clearly carving a niche while booking some of the juiciest campaigns this season from Maki Oh, Meena to Deola Sagoe’s Komole Kandid series. Our selection was largely based on their current relevance and how hotly in demand they’re – courtesy the many look books and campaigns we’re privy to – for the other part, we considered their body of editorial work and the powerful camera presence they exude.  In rarer cases such as Myever Akinleye’s we put even broader consideration to her 2015 catwalks in which case she clearly dominated last season’s Lagos Fashion and Design Week catwalks as she singly opened and closed the most shows than any model that walked the week.

No, our search did not stop there. We went a little further and searched every high fashion photographer’s Instagram feed looking for those who might not be signed to any agency but working really hard on their own. We combed through their pages which led us to magazines, stylists and make-up artist’s feeds too. In summary, we searched every nook and cranny of the internet to bring you this definitive list of these promising models. They’re young, fiercely talented, unforgettable and in demand hence their place on this list.

Below are our 10 Most Promising Nigerian Models in 2016

Game of throne season 6 out and now in the theatre


The new 6th season of the fantasy drama series set in the land of Westeros will be seen exclusively on MNet Edge Channel 119 on DStv (Express from the US).

DStv Explora subscribers who can’t stay awake for the season premiere at 1am, can set their PVRs to record the season and watch it anytime.

The wait for your favourite show is over and will be full of suspense with the fate of the show’s characters up in the air.

Don’t miss all the action, adventure and drama of Game of Thrones Season 6 on MNet Edge Channel 119, the home of HBO in Africa and exclusive to Premium subscribers. So make sure you stay connected on DStv and Premium bouquet.

Do Log on to www.dstv.com for more information, and ensure that you activate parental control to restrict viewing as this series is not for persons under the age of 18.

Source : naij.com

Dog brought home a plastic bag from a dumpster,......saving a little baby in a way that will surprise you!!!

Everyone knows Pui, the heroic dog, in his rural Thailand town, because he saved the life of a premature baby!
It was an usual hot day. Pui was rummaging through some garbage, and he came across something a little out of the ordinary. The dog picked this strange plastic bag, and brought it to his owner. The man’s 12-year-old daughter took a glimpse inside the bag. And… came face-to-face with a very premature baby girl.
                
Immediately they brought the weak baby to a hospital, where she was hooked up to an incubator.
ui became a hero in his town. Red Cross officials awarded him a leather collar and a medal as a token of appreciation for his noble act.

TIWA SAVAGES STORY: # IF YOU CANT WATCH THE VIDEO, READ THE EXTRACT

"I have never cheated on my husband. Not with Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, 2face Idibia or anybody. I have never cheated on my husband, and Tunji knows this. He knows that in his heart. (She breaks down in tears)- Tiwa savage

Recently Tiwa Savage and her husband Tee Billz whom they also call Teejay has been in the news due to their marital problem which went public from Teejay’s post on his instagram page. Tee Billz accused Tiwa savage of being unfaithful to him by having an affair with Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, and Tu Face. There are a lot of things he said including insinuation that Tiwa’s mother is a witch.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Ile-Ife and the battle for Oduduwa’s spirit

Great scholars from time immemorial have argued that the Nigerian Yoruba race has the strongest ancestral heritage and cultural identity at least in Africa if not the world over. NAIJ.com paid a visit to the ancient town of Ile-Ife, in Osun state, south-west Nigeria.
Like a prophet who is without honour at home, the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba is undeservedly uncelebrated in Nigeria, with a consequent loss of billions of dollars in revenue.
All the antiquities and artifacts many people around the world pay so much to have a glimpse of are the stolen heritage of Oduduwa, the father of the Yoruba tribe. Archeological evidence and research attests to the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba people, as can be seen in museums all over the world.
If Oduduwa’s heritage is not found in a museum many experts would say that the institution does not deserve the name ‘museum’ in the first place. In fact, Oduduwa, experts have repeatedly said ‘is the god of museums’. “Without Oduduwa there is no museum”, some tourists have said.
Historical and archeological evidence also links the only tribe in Nigeria close to the Yoruba in cultural heritage and identity, the Benin Kingdom, to Oduduwa. It is very easy for first timers in Ife to assume they are in Benin City. The mysterious affinity of the ancient cities is attested by artefacts but also by an ineffable but real atmosphere which they share.

Herdsmen attack: Soyinka hits Buhari about his not taking action following what happened in Enugu

According to reports that Professor Wole Soyinka has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his reaction to the Fulani herdsmen attacks and killings across the country.

PDP chieftain assassinated in Rivers state


According to incoming reports, the PDP chieftain in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, chief Lucky Ajie (Idu), has been assassinated

THE OBA OF BENIN IS DEAD

The Oba of Benin, Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I, has died. The monarch's death was announced by the Prime Minister and Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe today April 29th.

“Osorhue Bunrun. Oba Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom, the Prince if Peace, Ebo, Ayemwirhe, emini mini mini, has returned with his ancestors. May he find perfect peace with God.”the Iyase said
The late monarch ascended the throne in March 1979. May his soul rest in peace... Amen.

2baba and Annie had dinner with British Commissioner (photos)


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2baba and his lovely wife stormed the didn't party of the British high Commissioner in Abuja with their lovely looking agbada outfit and I can sure tell you that everybody present got eyes on them

VISIT JERUSALEM AND TOUR ISRAEL FROM LAGOS NIGERIA, THIS YEAR





A pilgrimage experience it is said can be one of the most spiritually uplifting experiences a human being can experience. Something about seeing the historical sites you’ve only read about in your bible, walking along the streets along which the Lord Jesus walked and along which he was scourged that uplifts the spirit and brings nourishment to the soul. It is a trip that everyone should take at least once in a life time. Preferably twice.

WOW! wizkid in sierra leone # photos# meets seirra leone president

 After the heated saga with Linda Ikeji a few weeks ago, wizkid is in serra Leone and performed yesterday night. He met with the president of sierra leoneon arrival. # celled with Dana airways.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

WIVES ON STRIKE #PHOTOS

#BASKET MOUTH: MTV's first ever Rediculousness Africa host #photos


RIHANNA in dope photo

Okay, I usually won't do this, 'buh' I guess my attention was undividedly drawn to this picture..

ON PEKS IKEJI@Peksikeji


I'm sure you all would have noticed that I keep using peks Ikeji; ITS BECAUSE I DONT KNOW HIS FULL NAME. Many celebritieshave passed through the 'strong' hardship of the majority Nigerian population, but when God blesses you or someone close to you, your story changes like in the movies. I can't really say that peks is a celebrity, but I'm pretty sure he'll be. I wish him goodluck and I hope the message he's trying to pass across meets its goal- work hard, PRAY .. live right- oscroyal...all opinions are mine.

#LATE: THE KIM KARDASHIAN SAGA... ''Just Passing''

Well, this media issue came up a few days ago, I decided not to blog or comment bacause i didnt really understand what everyone was so 'heated' about, then I saw this post on yahoo news and it reminded me of a typical naija setting... Then I realized 'oh this is what its about, lol' .. Imagine the scenerio, Imagine if KK just happened to run into the 'she', lol.

@#REALLY SHOCKING VIDEO: LIFESTYLE

This video was the highlight of the day. At first I was confused, then i played it again and then

AY MAKUN IN THE U.K #PHOTOS

I PUBLISHED A PREVIOUS POST OF AY Makuns instagram picture of his tour of europe. I actually thought it was some comedian 'stunt', turns out its true. He's in the U.K currently and happens to be enjoying the love of family. Also he has posted a number of videos of his 'adventures'- who knows?...''Adventures of Makun''.. For those of you who don't know. AY Makun is a graduate of Delta State University Abraka-#proudly delsuith .. Unlesshe's not... ''sleep tight fans''- oscroyal

E-CIGARETTES#good news for smokers#$ A debate for religion


In times like this when faith fails and we fear that our hope is dead. The question we still ask yourself is if nothing that happens in this world brings challenge. For smokers this is a way out, for the tobacco company, maybe more money, well for christians this is a strong debate- is it sin or no. ???? Leave a comment of what you think.


AMAZING#$Must See this: CHINA MOVES BUILDING


My "fellow Nigerians" have you ever stroked your friend about carrying his fathers house on his head. Well we all thought it was a stupid joke and that it cant be done. What cant china do "lol". View pictures of this amazing act.

Wuhan protects historic building - by moving it
To safe a century-old building from developers in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, engineers hatched an ambitious plan - shift the entire structure to another location 70 meters away!
The painstaking project to move the former fire station, which was built around 1910, to a safe spot was Wuhan’s first attempt to relocate an entire structure.
The building was raised using a hydraulic jack, and then lowered onto temporary rails before being slowly pushed – at a rate of 7 meters a day - to the new location. The move required the removal of protruding parts of the building, such as the chimney, as well as the leveling of obstacles along the journey.

Jadore Fashion: Skinny Jeans & Lace

 What I Am Wearing:
ICONs Closet top// Topshop jeans  // Shoes


Boyfriend jeans has become a staple in my closet that I forget about my skinny jeans. On my Instagram, I referenced the Levi's skinny jeans as one of my favorite go-to jeans from i.e. the 711 skinny jeans.



Today's casual look is my ideal look for a date night with hubby - relaxed, feminine and chic. I love the lace blouse and details and it can be worn casually or formally. I see myself pairing it with a pencil skirt or pants in a formal setting.-Esther

The Runway JAZZ #Kirk Whalum

I've always been a big fan of Kirk whalum, ever since my older brother bought the gospel according to jazz..... I still have that compact disc. So when IIsaw this post on Facebook, I knew that if whalum is there then its going to be grand...-oscroyal


Gov El-Rufai reportedly stoned by angry youths in Kaduna



According to reports coming in, it was said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state was on Sunday, April 24, stoned by angry youths in a local government area.
According to eyewitnesses, the governor was at Unguwar Yero area Kaduna north local government on Sunday after an inter-communal clash left about six people dead, but the angry youths threw stones at him.
Recall that there was a clash in the local government area between two communities of Unguwar Yero and Badawara Kwaru after a married man caught his wife with her alleged concubine.
And when the governor arrived at Unguwar Yero on Sunday night to broker peace, he was stoned by the angry youths.

This is getting interesting as Tee Billz says ‘acccount hacked’



Tunji Balogun popularly known as Tee Billz has distanced himself from posts on his Instagram page hinting at a break-up with his wife, Tiwa Savage after claims she slept with Don Jazzy, Dr Sid and 2face.

LIFESTYLE: TIWA SAVAGES HUSBAND ATTEMPTS SUICIDE# hmmm

Sorry fans. This is coming late- medical student deficiency. So I'll just give you feedback from lindaikejis blog. Celebrity lifestyle and all their problems. Imagine our beloved tiwa in the studio all these while and she let her hubby get this defected.... We don't know wassup though. Buh that new album.. 'Shey doctorSid nor do something'....just saying, lol.

When Teebillz shared his suicide note this morning on IG while pouring his heart out about the demise of his marriage to Tiwa Savage, many of us thought/hoped he was just talking, but he wasn't. Tunji 'Teebillz' Balogun tried to commit suicide this morning by jumping off the Lekki- Ikoyi toll bridge and this is fact!

According to an eye-witness named Chukwuma Ani, who witnessed the incident and was one of the men who pulled Teebillz off the bridge, he told LIB exclusively that around past 9 this morning while driving on the Lekki-Ikoyi toll bridge, a car hit his own from behind, damaging his car. He said he came out of the car and approached the driver of the vehicle that hit his. He didn't know who the man was (it was Teebillz) but he said he berated him for hitting his car and asked the man to come out and assess the damage caused to his car. The man looked at him and told him to leave...that he was there for a reason. That he was planning to commit suicide and Chukwuma Ani would hear about it later...

Not knowing who the guy was or understanding why he was talking suicide, Mr Ani said he kept insisting that the driver must come down from his car and see the damage he had caused to his car. He said he noticed alcohol on the floor of the driver's car so thought the man was drunk. He said while shouting and berating the driver for hitting his car, the guy just suddenly drove his car with speed to the front.

Ani said he got into his own car and gave chase and was surprised to see the driver of the car parking his car in the middle of the bridge as other cars drove past. He said he parked in front of the driver and approached the man again, telling him that he couldn't even apologize for hitting his car and was instead trying to drive off. He said as he was berating the man, he (Teebillz) got down from his car and walked to the bridge railing.

He said he stood there wondering what the driver was trying to do and it was at that point that two other cars approached them. He said as he was trying to figure out who the new comers were, Teebillz had moved to the bridge railing and was trying to jump. Mr. Ani said a light skinned guy came out from the first car and began running towards Teebillz screaming and that was when he realized what was going on..
"I thought I was watching a movie" Ani told LIB "the man held the railing and tried to jump over it and that was when the yellow man held him and started shouting for help. The two of them nearly fell into the water. I quickly joined the yellow man to pull the guy out and while we were struggling with him, one PSquare twin (Peter Okoye) and Banky W joined us to pull the man out " Ani said
LIB called Peter Okoye to confirm he was there but he refused to say anything "Even if I was there, I can't say anything about it" he said.

We hear Teebillz is doing okay now and is surrounded by family and friends. People need to take depression seriously in Nigeria - a lot of people are so depressed and struggling and don't usually have anywhere to turn to for help. Let's always lend a helping hand. Hope Teebillz gets better.

A Nigerian professor breaks 187yr record



 

A Nigerian academic, Professor Abiodun Alao, delivers inaugural lecture at King’s College, University of London, making him the first black African scholar to deliver such lecture since the institution was established in 1829. Prof.-Abiodun-Alao, a professor of African Studies, was conferred with professorial title about two years ago alongside his Nigerian counterpart in the institution’s African Leadership Centre, Prof. Funmi Olonisakin, making them first black Africans to attain professorial cadre at the institution since its establishment.

The appointments have been confirmed in a letter by the institution’s President and Principal, Prof. Edward Byrne AC, justifying their elevations based on their contributions to African peace and security. According to a statement obtained by Vanguard yesterday, Alao had published several single-authored books, well-researched journal articles and occasional papers, among others, which findings and recommendations “have largely helped establish peace and boost security in many African countries.”

The Strange History Of Tiger Nuts


 
Take a look at some lawns this spring. You might see something that looks like a crown of thin leaves and spikey, yellow flowers shooting over the grass, particularly if you live in the South. If the stems are triangular, you've just found a sedge. Dig it up. If it's the right kind of sedge, clinging to the roots will be a few chewy, brown, marble-sized tubers called tiger nuts.
The plant is called yellow nutsedge or Cyperus esculentus, and it's one of the absolute worst weeds in the world. It wreaks havoc on gardens and crops and causes millions of dollars of agricultural damage every year. But it's also been cultivated for millennia, and yellow nutsedge as a crop, medicinal plant and weed has a very long, strange history with humans.

Looming strike in varsities, as ASUU accuses FG of allocation shortfall

University lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Benin zone, have threatened to embark on industrial action over shortfall in university allocation.

FILE: Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, during a rally/protest to sensitize students and the public on the plight of academic staff in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. Photo by Lamidi Bamidele.
The lecturers accused the Federal Government of stoking the embers of crisis when the university system was yet to fully recover from the damaging effects of a prolonged strike in 2013.

The union said it was an unfortunate and sad development that the federal government was contributing to the threat to peace in the Nigerian university system by not sending enough money to pay salaries.

Zonal Co-ordinator, ASUU, Benin Zone, Prof. Anthony Monye-Emina in a statement made available to journalists in Benin City, said the use of co-operative, welfare savings and union dues to make up for the shortfalls and the ridiculous handouts in whatever guise in place of salary was unacceptable.

Prof. Monye-Emina said the union should not be held liable for any crisis in the Nigerian university system.

He noted that most universities were under the burden of severe financial crisis, stressing that government was yet to proffer an explanation on when it would end.

Emu a said: “In universities where full salary is seemingly paid, deductions for co-operative societies, welfare associations, union dues and so on, come in arrears. This implies that such deductions are accumulated to be able to make full payment of salary in subsequent months after which remittance is made.”

“In essence, university staff savings is what is used to augment the shortfall. It is important to note that this accumulation of deductions/remittances is exclusive of tax deductions. This implies that tax deductions are remitted as at when due to the same government that does not feel obliged to avail the universities the full complement of their allocations. This development is in addition to shortfall in running, operational, logistics and other costs.”

Source : vanguarngr.com

I wonder what is happening between these two and if Tunji Balogun doesn't mean what he posted earlier on Instagram,... Tiwa Savage’s husband, Tee Billz deletes controversial posts on Instagram



Tiwa Savage’s husband, Tunji Balogun, aka Tee Billz, has finally deleted all the rants on his Instagram account following the drama the posts ensued on Social media.
Recall,we reported him posting messages about his marriage coming to an end with Tiwa Savage , suicidal thoughts and more.

New Lassa fever drug shows promise in clinical trials.


Chairman of the Lassa Fever Control Committee, Prof. Wale Tomori has disclosed that recent studies being carried out at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), EdoState has shown more effectiveness in a newdrug for treatment of Lassa fever.Speaking in Lagos during a symposium on the disease, he said, there are other drugs being tested at the moment but a combination of one of the new drugs with ribavirin, the existence drug may show more effectiveness.According to him, the committee would be summiting a proposal which includes possible immunization for the disease in the near future to the government at the end of this month and hopefully push for them to support the “Lassa Fever Vaccine Trials in thecountry.”Though not made in Nigeria, we havecandidate vaccines, which have not been tested yet, he added.He pointed out that it has taken the committee a longer time to come up with recommendations because proposals have tobe well scrutinized to avoid the incidence of any loopholes.Tomori told journalist that one of the challenges confronting the tackling of the epidemic is poor disease surveillance in the country.This he explained; it is when a case isdetect on time that actions can be taken, “but if you wait for weeks many more people would die, so behind it all is good surveillance,early detection good laboratories.”Tomori who referred to the disease as a tragedy to Nigeria said, Nigerians do not care too much about their health solution, “I think there have to be a total change in attitude to diseases in this country, until we begin to realize it is a major disaster even if one person dies from a disease, we would never get out of the situation.”Also speaking at the symposium was the Director General of Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Prof Innocent Ujahwho lamented that the institution is not an emergency response body, but rather a research institute who looks into diseases before, during and after outbreaks.However, Ujah describes it as unfortunate that NIMR is not yet actively involved in comprehensive Lassa fever research because the institute has just one medical virologist, and its laboratory has not been prepared and equipped for the disease and other haemorrhagic fevers research.“We need equipment and a biosafety level four laboratory that would help us to make correct and timely diagnosis for effective management of cases of life viruses like Lassa, Ebola and other haemorrhagic diseasefevers,” he noted.Despite this, Ujah said the institute has been on surveillance in their laboratories using available researchers to see the extent and how to prevent it and also send formal proposals to government.”The NIMR boss explained; “the objectives of this symposium is to further brainstorm on biology, epidemiology, case management, public health perspective, particularly focusing on the prevention of this endemic disease in Nigeria.”Ujah noted that the institute seeks to understand the epidemiology of the virus for the disease surveillance as well as clinically study the virus among humans to determine its effects and impact.He attributed lack of strategic plan to allocatefunds for research on Lassa and other viral haemorrhagic fevers, surveillance and appropriate response to the disease’s long existence.According to the President of the Boiresources Development Group, Prof. Maurice Iwu, the way forward is developing a system approach, which would enhance network and connect all dots “because nobody have all the answer and no one has all the solution.”He stressed that Lassa fever is not an accident “because we have the intellect needed, the resources as well as knowledgeable scientists in the field, and enough time, only we didn’t plan.”Iwu noted that the outcome of the symposium seeks to network all efforts people are making in this regard since the nation have the manpower, for that is how is done in other countries.He reiterated that disease surveillance in the country is not being taken seriously, “we only react whenever there is a disease and it is dramatic.” He stated.

Woman who claims Premier League star raped her denies having relationships with wealthy footballers for the money




A woman who claims she was raped by a Premier League footballer was today publicly accused of having relationships with wealthy players for their money.
The 22-year-old alleged victim claims former Sunderland player Cabral, whose real name is Adilson Tavares Varela , pinned her down on his bed and raped her.
During the trial at Hull Crown Court she was accused of having relationships with six Newcastle footballers and the rap star Fuse ODG.
The jury was also shown video footage of the woman, who cannot be named, in bed with two other players on Saturday night - just hours before she was due to give evidence at the rape trial.
During cross examination she was asked about the video, where she is seen in bed with stars Kevin Mbabu, 21, and Rolando Aarons, 20, by defence barrister Kitty Taylor, who reminded her that she had earlier told the jury she had no interest in foorballers.
Ms Turner said: "On Saturday night you ended up in bed with two black footballers. Why did you not tell the jury this?"
The woman said: "They are my friends. I do not regard them as footballers. I was in bed with my best friend."

Proposal for the new minimum wage increment to N56,000




 President of NLC Ayuba Wabba

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed and presented N56, 000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government.

The current national minimum wage is N18, 000.

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