Thursday, 20 August 2015
A humble Catholic nun on a bicycle is single-handedly changing the lives of former sex slaves and rape survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Unveiling the first world's first sky pool.......Would you dare swim in the sky? Stunning 90ft transparent swimming pool 10 storeys up
Sky's the limit: This pair of luxury apartment blocks will be linked at 115-foot up by a suspended swimming pool
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Maurice Laboz is leaving $10m to his daughters but only if they abide by his draconian terms and conditions.
Victoria (from left) and Malena Laboz with their mother
Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon learned of the 22-year-old's death over the internet, according
to reports. An insider told Us Weekly that Nick learned of Bobbi's death "just like everyone else did, from the
internet" as he was in Florida with his mother at the time the news broke.
Nick had been banned from seeing Bobbi Kristina and earlier this month he was served with $10 million
lawsuit, accusing him of being violent towards her and stealing after she was found unconscious in January.
Bobbi, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late singer Whitney Houston, passed away on Sunday
surrounded by family at Peachtree Christina Hospice in Georgia.
Last night Nick's mother issued a statement on his behalf and said he had "suffered greatly" being apart from
her over the last few months. Continue...
She said: "The passing of Bobbi Kristina is devastating to Nick and our family.
"Nick loved and cared for Krissi deeply, and he has suffered greatly each and every day they've been apart.
"Nick and our family are in mourning, and we ask that you respect our privacy. Our thoughts and prayers
are with both the Houstons and the Browns during this difficult time," the statement read.
Three-month-old baby left BLIND in one eye after family friend forgot to turn off the camera flash while taking a photo close up
baby is left blind in one eye after a family friend forgot to turn off the flash while taking a close-up photograph.
Doctors said the three-month-old, who has not been named, has suffered irreparable damage from the flash of the camera, which was held about 10 inches away from the baby boy.
The parents noticed that there was something wrong with their baby's vision soon after the photograph was taken.
Following the incident, the baby suffered from reduced vision in his left eye and blindness in his right eye. The damage is said to be permanent and cannot be fixed with surgery.
The strong flash has damaged cells on the macula, which is the part of the eye where incoming light rays are focused.
Damage to the macula can lead to the loss of central vision, which allows people to see straight ahead.
The macula is not fully developed until children are four, meaning youngsters are very sensitive to strong light.
Experts have said that while babies will shut their eyes when exposed to light on reflex, just milliseconds of strong light can cause permanent damage.
They added that parents should be careful of strong bathroom lights when their babies are taking a bath.
It is not clear whether the family friend will face any legal action following the incident.
Saturday, 25 July 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally revealed what will be the fate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, saying the national oil company will be divided into two successor entities under his administration.
The President, who stated this in an interview with journalists in Washington DC during a four-day visit to the United States, an extract of which was made available to Saturday PUNCH, explained that the decision would form one of the key steps of his reform of the country’s oil and gas sector.
The NNPC is considered a cesspool of corruption and fraud signposted by the non-remission of revenues from oil sale to the Federation Account. Hence, one of the first reform moves by All Progressives Congress –led administration is expected to start at the NNPC.
There had been insinuations that Buhari would unbundle the NNPC into four companies but the President, in the Washington interview, said rather than breaking the NNPC into four companies, it would be divided into two – regulator and investment vehicle.
While one of the successor companies will be an independent regulator, the President said the second would operate as an investment vehicle for the country.
He said, “I am reforming the oil and gas sector, breaking up the NNPC into two parts – the first will become an independent regulator for the sector, while the second will act as an investment vehicle for the country.”
Buhari also said there would be a new bid round for oil blocks in the country, adding that he favours transparent auction process.
“I will also end political control of the awarding of drilling and exploration rights by introducing a system of independent, transparent auctioning for licences,” the President said.
Senate President Bukola Saraki had, recently, described the NNPC as the engine room of corruption.
He lamented that none of the perpetrators of illegal deals in the corporation had so far been apprehended and brought to justice.
“You hardly see where people who are the real engine room – which is the NNPC – where most of these corruption cases on oil are, being put on trial,” he said.
Similarly, Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, had last week called for the setting up of another national oil firm as he argued that the present NNPC would kill Nigeria if it was allowed to continue running.
“If you don’t kill the NNPC, it will kill Nigeria,” el-Rufai said.
Buhari, as part of the ongoing reform of several strata of the country, said his administration would merge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission into one strong and more effective anti-graft agency.
He said, “Corruption is one of the top three issues facing Nigeria, along with insecurity and unemployment. We must act to kill corruption or corruption will kill Nigeria. I am determined to lead that fight.
“My government is already taking several steps to cut out the cancer of corruption that has been eating away at the state for so long.
“We are reorganising the existing plethora of anti-corruption bodies into single powerful agency that will have the focus, power and budget to clamp down on corruption at the federal and state levels.”
The President said ministers would no longer have power to award contracts while announcing the introduction of a new system of plea bargaining to encourage looters of the government money and oil thieves to return the people’s stolen commonwealth.
He said, “I have already acted to remove political control over awarding of contracts away from ministers who use them to get political favours and kickbacks.
“I will introduce a new system of plea bargain, that will allow those who have stolen assets and funds to return them – but if they do not take that opportunity we will pursue them through the courts.”
Buhari insisted that his administration would not relent in asking foreign countries, including the US, to help in returning stolen funds that are sitting in private accounts abroad, but rightfully belonging to the people of Nigeria.
The President lamented that the country had become over-dependent on oil because of the incompetence and corruption of government that concentrated on “how best to steal oil revenues instead of how best to use our oil windfalls to invest in a modern, growing economy.”
Rather than continue to depend on oil, Buhari said Nigeria must become a manufacturing giant.
“I will not be satisfied until the label ‘Made in Nigeria’ is as common globally, as the label ‘Made in China,’” he added.
A teenager has died after joining in a variation of the latest internet craze, the ice bucket challenge.
Cameron Lancaster is believed to be the first victim of the trend, in which people film themselves having ice water poured over their heads for charity.
The 18-year-old was found dead after jumping into a disused quarry.
Mr. Lancaster disappeared under the water at Prestonhill Quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, on Sunday.
He is thought to have jumped feet first off a cliff into shallow water, in response to the internet mania that has swept around the world.
His body was recovered after a four-hour search. The death of Mr. Lancaster, from Burntisland, a small coastal village in southern Scotland, comes amid mounting criticism of the challenge. Some observers say it has begun to stray from its original aim of raising awareness and money for the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or motor neurone disease.
In recent weeks, participants have filmed themselves performing increasingly risky stunts in new variations of the challenge.
The family of Mr. Lancaster, who was preparing to go to Edinburgh Napier University, remembered his “friendliness and thoughtful generosity of spirit”.
Friday, 24 July 2015
If you are a lover of all shades of luxury lifestyle, then you have no excuse missing this memorable event where your dream assets would be all glaring right before you.
Here are some sultry eye popping glimpse of what would be displayed at the event after the cut
Ace Actor Emeka Ike yesterday prayed the Lagos Island Customary Court not to dissolved his marriage, saying he still loves his wife, Emma.
Emma had gone to court, seeking dissolution of their 12-year-old marriage.Emeka, represented by his counsel, Abdul’Hakeem Labi-Lawal, said his client has not appeared in court because he is ill.
“My client is ill but I will try my best possible he comes on the next adjourned date. We indulge the court to give us six months from this day to see if there is possibility of settlement between the couple,” he said.But Mrs Ike said six months was too long adding that the respondent had two years to reconcile with her but he didn’t.She said:
“The last time I wanted to speak with our children, it was my mother-in-law whoThe court’s President, Chief Awos Awosola, said the court could only grant two weeks.He said:
picked the call and asked if I had read Exodus 21 which says that if I go, I shouldn’t return.”
“I am expecting Emeka Ike in this court if he really wants settlement.”Awosola adjourned the matter till August 12 for further hearing.After the court rose, Mrs Ike told The Nationthat she wasn’t ready to return to her husband.
“Over two years since I left the house, he never taught of reconciliation. He had every opportunity to ask me to return but he didn’t. So why now?”she asked.Mrs Ike said her husband took her last two children from her when she was going for her mother’s burial in February.
“He promised to bring them to me immediately I returned from my mother’s burial but he didn’t. Even when he didn’t allow me access to see our children, I spoke with them on several occasions but now, he doesn’t allow me anymore. My children are now against me, she said.Mrs Ike said she left her matrimonial home because she could no longer bear being tortured anymore.
“If I was still with him, I may not survive. I was 19-year old when I met him and he was the one who deflowered me. I see no reason I shouldn’t be treated with utmost respect.
“Due to physical torture, my health has been affected. There was even a time I thought I had breast cancer because I felt a lump on one part of my breast.” Mrs Ike said.She said things became worse last Sunday when she called her husband to speak with their children.
In tears, Mrs Ike said:
”I almost went mad when my first son told me on phone that if I truly loved them, I wouldn’t have abandoned them. Even my seven-year-old son whose day wouldn’t be complete without seeing me said he doesn’t love me. I love my children. I miss my children. I never abandoned them. I am in pain. They don’t have any other mother. I really need my children. I am a good woman; I endured so many things as his wife.”The union produced four children between ages 4 and 13.
Culled from the Nation
Dunno why i believe her side of the story, i pray she gets the justice she truly deserved.
Agony of Motherhood though :-
Popular comedian and Glo ambassador Bright okpocha also known as Basketmouth has just shared a photo of his children, Janelle and Jason, lounging at the business section on their flight to the States.
ThankGod they have a hard working dad!
See what he wrote and then the photos of his kids lounging on the plane below:
“Una lucky say una pap dey try…see as dem dey feel…and they’ve come to join daddy’s tour. kaboooooom,” .....
What do we expect, when the combination is as follows, ; Proud + Hardworking + Succesful Dad = Intercontinental Ajebo Children....
The National Youth Service Corps has barred prospective corps members that are pregnant and nursing babies from participating in the national service across the country.
Also affected are students undergoing post-graduate studies in institutions of higher learning in the country.
The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, who said these in Kaduna, however, said those affected needed not bother to enlist for service “until they are free to participate effectively.”
This was contained in the resolution of the two-day retreat released to journalists on Thursday.
The NYSC DG, at the workshop with the theme, ‘ICT and NYSC mobilisation process: towards eliminating identified challenges’, added that pregnant women and children would no longer be allowed into orientation camps across the country for service under the scheme established in 1973 by the Gen. Yakubu Gowon administration.
Olawumi noted that the exemption of pregnant women and nursing mothers as well as post-graduate students from national service was because they would not be able to undergo the four cardinal programmes of the NYSC.
The four cardinal programmes include mobilisation, orientation, primary assignment and winding-up passing out parade.
The change has indeed begun...
The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode,(Femi Olukayode) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for rejecting Gay marriage during his recent visit to the United States.He took to twitter to write ..
“Buhari said sodomy is against our laws and abhorrent to our culture. It took courage for President Buhari to say that.Thanks be to God.
On Bokoharam, he said the US helped the insurgents by refusing to sell arms to the government to fight them.
“The US helped Boko Haram immensely by refusing to classify them as a terrorist organisation until 2014, and by refusing to sell arms to fight them.”
The director general of the National Youth Service Corps , Brig. Gen. Johnson Olawunmi, has said prospective corp members with First Class degree and their counterparts, who graduated with distinction from the polytechnic would henceforth be posted to tertiary institutions for their primary assignment.
Nice!! Hope they get retained thereafter
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
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THE RIB...Wrote This Post For A Fellow Blogger But Then I decided To Put It Here Too...Be Encouraged"...Plus I Hope You Love It Too. *Winks*
Now this is different, I couldn't think of any tale to tell, so I decided to just think and imagine something out of the box...And all I could think about was "The Rib"
How many of us wondered why God chose the rib?
Have you asked why?
Oh well, I just did.. If you have or haven't, this is for You...
Who knew the ribs protects the heart and lungs and even supports us around?
Who knew the duty of the rib is to ensure that we are created perfectly and beautifully?
Who knew that the ribs are very strong yet delicate and fragile?
Oh yes!, the heart is the center of our being , the lungs hold the breath of our life but then, did you know that the rib cage will allow itself to be broken before it will allow damage to the heart?...How sacrificial!!!
From the excerpts of this mini illustration, If your body system is composed of a rib cage, then I can autocratically assure you through the power vested upon me by the holy spirit that "YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE"
And just like the rib, we are all fragile, delicate, yet powerful. Well, we just can't assimilate all of this fully until life pushes us. This push can occur as a result of an internal or external push.
The rib is a component of the life support system, It is intertwined. It needs the other parts to aid it function effectively.
''Eve emerged through Adam's rib ...
Now, imagine the wonders of the most high." And also imagine again why he chose the rib.
The rib protects us, the rib surrounds the chest, it enables the lungs to expand thereby facilitating breathing and expanding the chest cavity.
It may interest you to know that all mammals created by God from humans to animals were formed with ribs.
Just like the ribs existing within us, let us in union, emulate what it represents and of course apply them in our practical lives.
Now let's check out once again the functions of the ribs;
Ø It protects.
Ø It supports.
Ø It sacrifices.
Ø It needs other parts to work effectively
No man is an island fam, we need each other. If our ribs can do all of this, then we have no excuse as owners of these ribs to not do same.. To not assist one another, protect one another and love one another... Regardless of what or who we are lovelies, White or Black, Male or Female, Tall or short, rich or soon to be rich... please Lets choose to be the RIB today.
We can be much more!