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  • See What A 'Made In Nigeria' Car Looks Like

    The Executive Director/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, posted the made in Nigeria SUV pictured above, manufactured by...

  • Happy Birthday Wale Soyinka !!!

    We are sending birthday wishes to someone very special to us and our Nation Nigeria, Professor Wole Soyinka....

  • Drogba and Eboue face disciplinary action over Mandela tribute

    Galatasaray stars Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue face disciplinary action over their tribute to Nelson Mandela after the reigning Turkish champions' win over Elazigspor on Friday.Drogba revealed a T-shirt with...

Monday, 30 September 2013

Segun Arinze & Charles Novia react to Jim Iyke's deliverance


Actor and former AGN president Segun Arinze reacted on his Blackberry. He wrote:
"This Jim Iyke's deliverance video at the Synagogue trending looks too contrived. It's a big
embarrassment. Has anyone ever seen demons come out live and speak? Una fit stand
demons? Una carry Nollywood enter Church, abi? How much did he get paid? I'm just
wondering. Make una stop all these nonsense play. Haba. Stranger than fiction!
Outspoken Nollywood producer Charles Novia reacted on Twitter. See his Tweets
Read from bottom up

Carlos Tevez posts ghastly injury onTwitter: checkout pictures

Globe-trotting forward Carlos Tevez , 29, is an injury doubt heading into Serie A side
Juventus ' midweek match against Turkish champions Galatasaray after the Argentine ace
suffered an ankle injury during The Old Lady's 1-0 triumph over Torino on Sunday.
Tevez's omission from Juve's Champions League line-up could prove costly as he is in a
strong vein of goal-scoring form in Italy having returned three goals in Serie A as well as
netting in a cup match, in just a handful of games to date.
A statement on the club's official website
confirmed the player's doubtful inclusion
on

Jim Iyke tweets about his deliverance


A few hours after his deliverance at Synagogue Church Of All Nations went viral online, Jim
Iyke took to twitter to deliver his message. But there's a celebrity who doesn't seem
impressed by it all. See her tweet after cut..

Jim Iyke gets Delivered From Evil Demons On TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV!

In a very interesting turn of events, Nollywood's badboy Jim Iyke is the latest thespian to
be 'delivered from DEMONS at Pastor TB Joshua's synagogue church of all nations.
According to numerous sources who watched the live service on Emmanuel TV around 5
pm this evening, the Nollywood actor was in the congregation and came to the front with
his sister when it was time for deliverance.
As the 'Wise-Man'(pastor) ministering was passing by, eye witnesses say he suddenly
stopped by the actor and started commanding the evil spirit to come out.
'Come OUT!!! Come OUT!!!' The 'Wise-Man' shouted.
At this point, the 'demon' started manifesting. Jim fell to the ground and

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Olawale wins MTN Project Fame Season 6

Olawale Ojo has emerged winner of glamorous music talent reality show, MTN Project Fame Season six. Olawale beat five other finalists with his final performance of Asa’s song ‘Beautiful’ to clinch the grand prize of N5m, a brand new car and a recording contract. Olawale Immaculate was named first runner-up, winning a cash prize of

Yabatech Art Complex Consumed by Mysterious Fire | Photo

The yaba college of technology has been having managerial troubles recently..from the
student protest against cultism to fighting..i just pray order is restored soon.
The latest trouble that went down in the institution happened yesterday, a building was
gutted by a mysterious fire. The Yabatech art complex was completely burnt destroying
important documents and past question papers and

Messi out due to Injury

World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has been ruled out for up to three weeks by a thigh
injury he suffered in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Almeria on Saturday.
The Argentine had put the Catalans in front with a sublime left-footed strike from 20 yards,
but had to be replaced soon after and will now definitely miss Barca's Champions League
trip to Celtic in midweek as well as Saturday's home game against Valladolid.
"The tests carried out this morning have confirmed a small muscle injury in his right
thigh," said a statement on the club's website.
"The approximated time out is two to three weeks, and therefore he will miss the

Nigerian footballer John Utaka joins the movie industry

Nigerian International and Super Eagles striker, John Utaka has made his debut in the motion
pictures industry. He was featured in aa new movie titled 'Battered' which premiers at the
Odeon Cinema in Greenwich London, on September 28, 2013.
Produced by Fatima Jabbe and co-directed by veteran actor, Lanre Balogun, Battered also
features Theodora Ibekwe, Yvonne Hays, Collin Archer Pearce, Atto Erick, Marie Gomez; Nana
Churcher, Tim Uche, Lanre Balogun; DJ Ozzy to mention a few.
It would be recalled that the likes of Emmanuel Babayaro, Osaze Odemwingie and Obafemi
Martins made cameo appearances in some movies several years ago.

A Boat Carrying 150 Passengers Capsize In River Niger!

No fewer than 42 people were yesterday drowned in a boat mishap on River Niger close to
Malilli village in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger when traders were returning from Malilli
Village to Tunga Illo village, after the day’s market.
The boat which had over 150 passengers capsized midway and drowned 42 people, while 100
others were missing. Local divers helped in recovering the corpses and are still looking for
more. The Secretary to the State Government who confirmed the incident said; ''We believe
that the boat was overloaded because the boat’s capacity was put at 60 passengers, but over
150 passengers were said to be on board during the incident. The debris in the swollen river
may also have been responsible for the incident''
The recovered corpses would be given a mass burial close to the river bank, and neighboring
villages have also been alerted to look out for floating corpses.

A Boat Carrying 150 Passengers Capsize In River Niger!

No fewer than 42 people were yesterday drowned in a boat mishap on River Niger close to
Malilli village in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger when traders were returning from Malilli
Village to Tunga Illo village, after the day’s market.
The boat which had over 150 passengers capsized midway and

Saturday, 28 September 2013

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Girl gets 6 pound tumor removed from her neck

A 13-year-old girl from Ethiopia is showing off her
amazing results after having a six pound tumor removed from her neck on
9/11.
"I'm all good," said Aster Degano, 13-years-old.
Degano lived with a growing tumor in her neck that could, and should have
been removed a lifetime ago.
"In the United States, this would've been diagnosed, probably about 12
years ago and it would've been taken care of at that
time," said Dr. Milton
Waner, of Lenox Hill Hospital.
But Aster and her family live in a remote village in southern Ethiopia, where
there is no treatment for this type of benign tumor known as a teratoma.
Aster's tumor had grown to six pounds, displacing her jawbone and carotid
artery.
"And there was probably a 30% narrowing of the trachea from just the
compression already," said Dr. Lee Smith, of Cohen Children's Medical
Center.
Not to mention the stigma, back in her village Aster was labeled as "evil".
"That was one of the reasons we didn't send her to school, because they
were making fun of her, bullying her," said Astor's father through a
translator.
Now, she is cured and also, had reconstructive surgery at the Cohen
Children's Medical Center.
It all began when an anesthesiologist visiting Ethiopia first met Aster there.
A CT scan was commissioned but it took three years of hard work, to bring
her back here.
A non-profit group called the "Little Baby Face Foundation" helped facilitate
the surgery.
And while Aster has certainly received an amazing gift, she is also teaching
them a thing or two.
"Even brushing her teeth, they don't use toothpaste, they use bark from a
tree, she has perfect teeth," said Diane Romo, of the Little Baby Face
Foundation.
It's a smile that lights up a room and now she has the confidence to go
with it.
"Now I know that I am beautiful and I am healed, and I like the way I am
now," Aster Degano said.

Blue man dies of heart attack at 62

Paul Karason, who became famous after his skin turned permanently blue, died at a
Washington hospital Monday. He was 62.
Karason was admitted in the hospital last week after suffering a heart attack. He also had
pneumonia and later suffered a severe stroke, his estranged wife, Jo Anna Karason, said
Tuesday.
Karason was born a fair-skinned, freckled boy but his
skin began turning blue 15 years ago
after he contracted a rare medical syndrome known as argyria or silver poisoning from dietary
supplements.
He was reportedly using a special silver-based preparation to treat a bad case of dermatitis.
He had also been drinking colloidal silver.
Jo Anna Karason said some people started calling him “Papa Smurf” after his skin changed
color. His white mane and long beard added to the resemblance.
“That was a nickname he didn’t appreciate, depending on who said it,” she said. “If it was a
kid who ran up to him saying ‘Papa Smurf,’ it would put a smile on his face. But if it was an
adult, well ….”
In 2008 a blue Karason emerged from reclusion and explained his condition on the TODAY
show.
“He has been too ill to work for a while,” his wife said. “He didn’t like to go out in public
much -- only when he thought he needed to, like to go to the bank or to pick up tobacco.”
Karason's ultimate cause of death as not yet been revealed.

Adebolajo and Adebowale pleads not guilty to Lee Rigby murder in Woolwich

Michael Adebolajo, 28, from Romford, east London, and Michael Adebowale, 22, from Greenwich, south-east London, denied the charges at the Old Bailey.
They are accused of murdering Fusilier Rigby near Woolwich barracks on 22 May.
The men also denied attempting to murder a police officer on that day, as well as planning to murder a police officer on or before that day.
Mr Adebolajo has asked to be known as Mujaahid Abu Hamza in court, while Mr Adebowale wants to be called Ismail Ibn Abdullah.
The men appeared via videolink from HMP Belmarsh, with Mr Adebowale sitting in front of a prison sign.
Fusilier Rigby's widow, Rebecca Rigby, was
in court for the hearing.
A trial date has been provisionally set for 18 November.

Wenger says six teams can win the EPl, check who made the list

Arsene Wenger is shocked at how Arsenal have fought their way to the top of the Premier League table - but expects a hard battle to stay there.
Only two points separate the leading five sides heading into this weekend's matches, which will see second-placed Tottenham host Chelsea, while reigning champions Manchester United may be eighth but remain only five points off the summit.
Arsenal have produced the perfect response to their
3-1 home loss to Aston Villa on the opening day, chalking up seven straight wins in all competitions, and progressing through a
penalty shoot-out at West Brom in the Capital One Cup earlier this week.
But Gunners boss Wenger knows the biggest challenges lay ahead in maintaining such form.
Ahead of Saturday afternoon's game at Swansea, he said: "I thought some teams could have a perfect start, but as you have seen everybody at some stage or another has had a bad result and that allowed us to bounce back.
"If you have a choice, that's where you want to be [at the top]. It is a very early stage, but there is a compact group of teams.
"[I believe] five, six [teams can challenge for the title]. The top four of last year, Liverpool, Tottenham, all these teams, yes.
"If you look at the quality of the games, the whole season looks to be very promising."
Former Cardiff midfielder Aaron Ramsey will have a fitness test on a thigh problem, as will Mathieu Flamini (shoulder).
England forward Theo Walcott, meanwhile, faces more than a month of rehabilitation after undergoing minor surgery on an abdominal problem.
Teenage winger Serge Gnabry could again be thrown in at the deep end against Swansea.
"We have some other boys who have the technical quality to play in the Premier League, but are not resistant enough yet to compete physically, but he [Gnabry] has that," Wenger added.
The French tactician, meanwhile, has received the full backing of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke as his young team look to deliver a first trophy since 2005.
The London club are embarking on what they hope will be a new chapter backed by increased financial resources, which helped secure the record £43million signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
"I am very grateful to this club because during the 17 years we had ups and downs," Wenger added.
"They have always shown a big faith in me and they always let me do the job like I thought it had to be done, and if I am still here today it is because I got that consistent support from inside the club.
"Honestly, I would love to be here forever because that would mean I would be immortal! I am (though) not naive enough to believe that.
"What I would like to do as long as I am here is give my best for this club because I love this club, of course."
Wenger, whose current deal expires at the end of the season, added: "I am very honoured to have the support of Stan Kroenke. That he thinks I can help the club is a huge confidence vote.
"That is something for me that is very positive."

It's finally happened. Khloe Kardashian drops Odom from her name

Khloe has removed her husband's name from her instagram page and now from her Twitter
page. 5...4...3...2.. before they announce the divorce...
Meanwhile friends of Lamar insist he didn't send the Tweet that bashed his father for calling
out the Kardashians. Sources told TMZ that Lamar Odom is holed up without Internet (by
choice) and has no idea his father even gave an interview. So someone else must have sent
that Tweet from his account..checkout pix


Friday, 27 September 2013

Bizarre!! 8,000 Zamfara women protest scarcity of husbands

Over 8,000 women on Thursday marched to the Zamfara Hisbah Commission seeking the
state government’s assistance to enable them get married, the News Agency of
Nigeria reports.
Led by the Chairperson of the Zamfara Widows Association, Hajiya Suwaiba Isa, and their
patron, Alhaji Sa’idu Goshe, the women said they were not leading a full life and
needed
husbands to become whole.
They said many of them could not afford two meals in a day because there were no men
to support them.
The patron said the association had over 8,000 women, comprising 5,380 divorcees, 2,200
widows, 1,200 orphans and 80 others, whom he said, were looking for men to marry.
He said the women also needed assistance to purchase household items such as beds,
mattresses and other basic necessities needed to move to their husband houses.
Goshe appealed to the commission to assist the association in screening suitors for the
women.
He said the screening would determine the suitors’ health status, source of livelihood
and ability to maintain a family.
Responding, the Chairman of the commission, Dr Atiku Zawuyya, commended the
association for the initiative, saying it would assist in ridding the society of women of
easy virtues.
Zawuyya promised to present the matter to the state government for necessary action,
but urged the patron to also set up a similar body for men to make the pairing exercise
easier.
[Punch]

The 'White Widow' behind the Kenyan mall massacre was in Nigeria

According to a report by UK Daily Mirror, Samantha Lewthwaite, the British woman known as
the “White Widow” accused of masterminding the Kenyan shopping mall massacre that left 68
people dead and over 170 injured was in Nigeria sometime ago and evaded detection.
From Daily Mirror ;
If White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite is on the run she will be hard to catch. If Lewthwaite
were to be on the run in Kenya, Nigeria or Somalia, it would be a easier to evade detection
than in Europe. She would be wearing a veil, and sensitivities about searching Muslim
women would be observed so she could easily slip through difficult checkpoints.
In Nigeria, where police forces are notoriously corrupt, there were reports she was almost
caught a while ago, but she bribed her way out of trouble. Extremist communities such as
al-Shabaab are tight-knit in these
countries, making it difficult to recruit agents to
penetrate them and trace her.
And Lewthwaite may hold a great deal of power as a special kind of jihadist, having proved her
worth in previous attacks. As a white convert mum and widow of a 7/7 bomber, she would be
invaluable propaganda and would command huge loyalty. Also, the austere nature of her
adopted culture means she would rarely go out, so there would be few opportunities to follow
her. Bounties have failed to nail jihadists as money has no value to individuals loyal to the
cause.

Graphic photos: Train kills man (cuts him into pieces)

Some eyewitnesses said the man threw himself in front of the train, some said he was just
walking across the railway track with his friends when a train coming from Agege approached
early yesterday morning around the Bolade area of Oshodi. Don't know which one is accurate
but there's one fact; the unidentified man was crushed into pieces by the train. When I say
into pieces, I mean head off, hand off, leg off, cut into two from the stomach. Viewers discretion is highly advised

Are you a side chick??


Has anyone here seen the movie ‘I think I love my wife”?? I got the inspiration to write this
article from the movie. What is SIDE CHICK??? More appropriate: Who is a SIDE CHICK???
According to an online dictionary,
SIDE CHICK can be said to be the other woman; also known as the mistress; a female that
is neither a male’s wife nor girlfriend who has relations with
the male while he is in
another relationship. Check out this conversation between two friends:
Lola: Look at Tina and Bayo…are they going out?
Tolu: No Lola! Bayo is dating Funmi. Tina is just his sidechick
The Side Chick, the Mistress, the Other Woman, a vixen to some, an evil temptress to
others, whatever name you may have for her, she has tramped her way all across the
media making a reputation for herself as a sexy, influential, classy, and potentially
destructive force to be reckoned with in a man’s life! The Side Chick has so much appeal
these days, that I heard that in the movie, “I Think I Love My Wife,” more actresses
auditioned for the side chick role than did the wife’s role. Why does the side chick have so
much sex appeal? I have come up with two reasons (really one when you think about it):
she’s usually beautiful, and she works hard to please and appeal to the guy that she’s
after.
The Side Chick usually “keeps her game tight,” meaning that she has put a lot of energy
and hard work into her appearance and presentation. When she walks by, guys have taken
notice, sometimes to their demise if they foolishly stare while presently with their wife or
girlfriend! Married couples and other couples in committed relationships, both men and
women, tend to get complacent in their relationships, under a notion that now that they
have their significant other, they don’t have to put a lot of energy into their appearance. If
a potential side chick discovers this about the main woman of the man she’s after, usually
she’ll not only try to look her best when he’s around, she may even take it further and find
out what he likes, whether it’s miniskirts, fish net panty hose etc, or if he likes certain
body parts of a woman, she’ll wear clothes that accentuate that area of her frame. She’s a
marketer and she plays for keeps so if you have a man (and you want to keep him… lol),
“keep your game tight” even if he has convinced you that he isn’t going anywhere. Just
because you got him doesn’t mean that you should stop doing things that make him still
chase after you!
If a potential sidechick doesn’t have a lot going on with her appearance and presentation,
she may just present herself as “easy” and “shameless.” And though she’s okay with being
merely one of the women in a man’s life, a Side Chick can also be a skilled researcher and
developer in the area of what her targeted man likes. She may throw herself at him and see
how he responds (“easy” and “shameless” can be very effective “marketing campaigns” for
her), or she may covertly ‘friend’ the husband or boyfriend and gathers intelligence on him
as to:
1. what he likes
2. and what his wife or girlfriend isn’t doing for him that he wishes she would do for
him.
If a girlfriend/fiancĂ©e/wife isn’t careful, the Side Chick may even befriend HER and gather
intelligence on the guy. Again, if you have a man and you want to keep him, keep him
happy.
Women who are comfortable with the role of a side chick can be likened to a hurricane, if
you aren’t prepared for one, they can be devastating to a relationship, a family, and even a
man’s general successes and hard work.
Some ladies are happy being sidechicks. They only need guidelines and laid down rules
that will make them the perfect ‘other’ woman. Don’t blame them though, not every girl can
be lucky to hold the number 1 position in a man’s life. The part 2 of this article will focus
on the Basic Rules for SideChick. Situations around me have made it clear to me that
some side chicks are confused about their role in relationships. In the spirit of helping all
the “other women” out there, I will offer some rules that can help them succeed in their role
as sidechicks.
ARE U A SIDE CHICK???
Yours in Press,
Adeniran Olugbenga

Glo X Factor Winner, DJ Switch Says She Has An 8-Year-Old Child

Winner of the just concluded maiden
edition of Glo X Factor, Obianuju
Catherine Udeh aka DJ Switch has
revealed that she had a child in 2005,
three years before winning the Star
Quest talent hunt show along with Da
Pulse.
“My baby is eight and I would rather
keep the identity of the child’s father
private,” she said.
The rapper and single mum who is in
her late 20s also said that she’s
currently in another relationship,
which she said has been on for
three years.
“He understands me, I understand him….We don’t pry into each other’s business but we
always make out time to see each other,” she added.
DJ Switch had, after being crowned the winner of the maiden edition of Glo X Factor,
apologised to her mother saying: -
“I am sorry, mum, for being away from home for so long while in search of glory. Now
that I am back, I will take good care of you.
“I was like a prodigal son, who had an opportunity in the past but due to youthful
exuberance I mismanaged the resources. Now, I am a better person and more matured, I
won’t disappoint my mum and my fans.”
Switch emerged winner of the introductory edition of the music talent show ‘GLO X-
Factor’ over the weekend, walking home with N24m, an SUV and a recording contract
with SONY Music.

Kcee Glows On ‘MyStreetz Magazine Cover

According to Sesan Adeniji, publisher of Mystreetz magazine,
‘After all the fear that enveloped the Nigerian music industry years ago due to the exit of
foreign record companies such as CBS/SONY Music and EMI, despite the boom in
revenue for artistes today in an industry surviving on a dilapidated structure, one major
lesson for me is this; hard work does not kill, ignorance does. Majority of the artistes
successful today has justified the reason why focus, persistence, carving a niche and
being business minded are all the vital ingredients for longevity in the Nigerian music
industry.
Like they say; it’s all about time and season for every artiste but
a handful of artistes
have defied the odds to remain rooted in this industry and Kcee is one of them. He has
been in the mix of things for over a decade churning out one significant hit after another
and up on till this moment, he remains one of the most relevant artistes in the year 2013
with his hit song Limpopo gathering more fan base across borders, age groups and
gender. With all the endorsements and a filled up performance calendar, it’s high time we
all agreed that it’s Kcee’s time. Considering all the negative press and fans fearing that
he wouldn’t stand alone after the break up from the two man group, KC Presh; Kcee has
somehow broken off that “group break-up jinx” by releasing eight tracks culminating into
mega hits, through this, it is obvious that hard work does not kill. With focus and
persistence, the time will come when the world will celebrate you. It’s Kcee’s Time and
there’s no doubt about it’.
This September issue of Mystreetz magazine will be out on every newsstand nationwide
soon.
Photography by August Udoh.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

If Suarez extends his contract at Liverpool I'll eat my hat

The 26-year-old has been something of a divisive figure in his two years at Anfield and on
Wednesday evening he was centre stage once again as he returned to face Manchester United
at Old Trafford in Liverpool ’s 1-0 defeat.
Suarez hadn’t played a competitive match for the Reds since March of this year due to his
ten-match FA ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic but whether he plays or not the
controversy is never too far away from him.
He was the eye of the storm this summer – after telling the press he wanted to

Shocker: “I may not live long” says Kunle Afolayan


Celebrated film maker and actor Kunle Afolayan has dropped heart stopping posts on Facebook
indicating that his workaholic lifestyle may eventually end his life.
Kunle who is working round the clock to meet the October 1 deadline of his highly anticipated
film “October 1″ took to Facebook to drop some of his darkest thoughts.
‘My Obsession with filmmaking makes me think I may not live long, I forbid it though’.
‘I got back to Lagos yesternight (sic) very tired and sleepy after 42days of shoot, got home ate
then went to bed. All I see throughout my sleep are the shots I took and those that I felt I
should have done differently. Woke up this morning and all I have in my head is the deadline
of the trailer release which in October 1, 2013, in about 11 days and the completion of the
whole project. Yes, am very passionate about film making but I think being too obsessed is
not healthy. What do you guys think?’
Kunle battles to meet a treacherous deadline too close for comfort with fears the release date
may have to be shifted. Along side this all-consuming film production, Kunle also plays lead
character in a new film ‘Dotun’ by ace film-maker Tunde Kelani.
Fans have been pouring in advice on Kunle’s facebook wall with a passionate appeal for him
to take things easy. Please drop your advice here as well.

Comedian Bovi and wife welcome baby girl

comedian Bovi Ugboma and wife Christabel welcomed a daughter last night September
25th at 8:47pm. This is the couple's second child. Big congrats to them.

ASUU/FG face-off: Private varsities’ VCs call for truce

WORRIED by the protracted industrial action embarked upon by public university lecturers
under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Vice-Chancellors of private
universities have expressed concern and sympathy for the affected students, noting that there
was need to end the three-month-old impasse between the Federal Government and the
striking lecturers.
The VCs of Bells University of Technology (BELLSTECH), Prof. Isaac Adeyemi; Redeemer’s
University, Prof. Zachariah Adeyewa; Covenant University, Prof. Charles Ayo; and Caleb
University, Professor Ayodeji Olukoju, while expressing their discomfort, noted that Nigeria’s
educational system needs strategic planning and restructuring to regain its lost glory
The VC, Redeemer’s University, Prof. Adeyewa, said “some of my
children are also affected by
the strike and have been pleading with me to send them to private varsities because they are
tired of staying at home. In fact, I want to appreciate parents who are sending their children to
private varsities because they are making a lot of sacrifices. I would have loved all my children
to attend private varsities but I can’t afford the tuition fees.
“We are not happy that some of our children are becoming grand-parents at home because of
the ongoing imbroglio between government and ASUU. The truth is that government and the
citizens are not totally committed as the average parent will want to send his wards to smaller
African countries to acquire education, where they may be lost to foreign cultures.”
Lamenting the unending industrial action by unions in the country’s public tertiary
institutions, BELLSTECH VC, Adeyemi, said parties going into an agreement, especially
between government and staff unions, should put up an implementation strategy that must be
acknowledged by the parties.
“This way, if there are changes in the agreement due to the evolving realities of life, both
parties must be carried along and be willing to re-negotiate. We need to have a holistic view
of the project called Nigeria and agreement should be based on current realities of life
because no situation is static. But I insist that there must be constant interaction and mutual
agreement between both parties.
“If government says this is what she can afford now, the next thing is to agree on an
implementation strategy for the balance. However, we shouldn’t wish away the fact that those
in government are also Nigerians and the good of our education system is their concern. It
takes a lot to fund education and these funds can’t be reared overnight, making strategic
planning necessary to restructure our education system.
Similarly, the VC, Covenant University, Prof. Ayo reiterated the need for a state of emergency
to be declared in the education sector.
“It’s unfortunate that public varsities have been shut-down for over two months, especially at
a time when access to and quality of education in the country are low. ASUU should not be
totally blamed for standing their grounds, because government needs to show more
commitment to education.
“The pertinent question we should ask is- are we able to separate adequate funding of
education and quality because with our paltry percentage of annual budgetary allocation less
than 10 per cent compared to countries like Ghana, South-Africa, our standards will continue
to dwindle. This calls for the need for a state of emergency in the nation’s educational
system.”
On his part, the VC, Caleb University, Professor Olukoju, charged government to prioritize
funding of education, which is a critical sector of the economy.
“Funding of education is the core issue here but government isn’t keeping an agreement that
wasn’t signed under duress. This whole situation is like when someone buys goods on credit
and can’t pay on the date he promised to pay.
“I will suggest that government focuses on funding education rather than spending frivolously
of things that don’t contribute to the economy as education.
On the way forward BELLSTECH VC called on FG/ASUU to device a way to end this protracted
impasse, saying “if government can’t sustain education at tertiary level, it must declare its
position without wasting time because it takes more than just giving peanuts as funds to
education.”
Covenant University VC urged ASUU and government to arrive at a compromise and see how
they can utilize the available funds disbursed to the sector. If the desirable is not available,
the available becomes desirable.

26-yr-old to hang for robbery, rape

FOR robbing a couple at gunpoint and raping their teenage daughter, a Delta High
Court sitting in Warri, yesterday, sentenced a 26-year-old furniture maker, Chijioke Ede, to
death by hanging.
The condemned armed robber and rapist was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy
to commit armed robbery, armed robbery and rape before the court presided over by Justice
Marshall Mukoro.
He was found guilty on all the charges and sentenced to death on count one and two, while
he got life imprisonment on the charge of rape.
Prosecution from Delta State Ministry of Justice had told the court that Chijioke, from Enugu
State, with another person still at large, on or about October 12, 2009, at Okoro Street, Warri,
off Marine Gate, within the Warri Judicial Division, robbed his victims of a DVD player, a laptop
computer, cash, jewelries and other valuables at gunpoint and also raped their teenage
daughter.
The convict was arrested by the vigilante group in the area as his gang made to escape with
their loot.
Justice Mukoro held: “With the avalanche of facts and evidences before this court, for the
accused to say he was not involved in the crime is laughable and an afterthought.
“For the court to hold the evidence of the accused will amount to denial of justice, thereby
bringing the bar and the bench to disrepute.
“I hereby uphold the evidence of prosecution as all the ingredients of the offence have been
proved beyond reasonable doubt and sentence the accused to death by hanging on count one
and two.”

Bizarre ailment leaves man feelingdrunk without drinking alcohol

For five years, an East Texas man struggled with randomly becoming intoxicated
without having consumed any alcoholic beverages. Some doctors wrote him off as a
closet drinker, but a medical team in Carthage listened, researched, and eventually got to
bottom of the mysterious illness.
In 2010, Barbara Cordell at Panola College was approached by a friend who was experiencing
symptoms he didn't understand.
"He was dizzy and feeling unusual. His wife is actually a nurse, and she was suspicious that
he smelled like alcohol and seemed like he was drunk or intoxicated. He said he hadn't been
drinking. She believed him. I believed him. So, we really tried to
figure out what was going
on with him," says Cordell, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at Panola College. Research
revealed something called "auto-brewery syndrome" which is also known as "gut
fermentation syndrome." "Several of the articles were pretty old, but they were talking about
the possibility of a yeast infection that was causing fermentation in the intestines and having
the patient, or patients, a number of patients were cited, who were actually intoxicated,"
explains Cordell. Cordell teamed up with Dr. Justin McCarthy. She says he was one of the few
doctors who had an open mind and believed the patient when he said he hadn't been
drinking. "He was the one that hospitalized the patient and did a 24-hour observation to
determine if this was really what was going on," she says. The observation revealed that a
glucose challenge paired with a high carbohydrate diet increased the patient's blood alcohol
concentration to .12, which is well over the legal limit of .08. "The doctor did stool cultures
and actually found this particular yeast known as brewer's yeast," says Cordell. The brewer's
yeast, also known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is the same yeast that's used to brew beer. It
was also growing in the patient's intestines. The doctor prescribed an anti-yeast medication,
which cleared the problem right up.
Cordell says she encourages patients and families with strange medical symptoms to keep
working until they find answers.
"Nurses are advocates and patients and their families need to keep working until they can
find an answer. There are people out there who will listen to them and good physicians that
will take care of them," she says.
It has been an entire year since the patient experienced any of the strange intoxication
symptoms. He wishes to remain anonymous.

Checkout Forbes list of the World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists 2013

Diddy tops this year’s Forbes list of hip-hop’s top earners, pulling in $50m over the past 12
months - June 2012 - 2013. See the top 20 highest paid hip-hop artists below...
1.Diddy - $50million
2. Jay Z - $43million
3. Dr Dre - $40million
4. Nicki Minaj - $29million
5. Birdman - $21million
6. Kanye West - $20million
7. Lil Wayne - $16 million
8. Wiz Khalifa - $14million
9. Ludacris - $12 million
10. Pitbull - $11million
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11. Drake - $10.5million
12. Snoop Lion - $10million
12. Eminen - $10 million
14. Kendrink Lamar - $9million
14. Pharrel Williams - $9million
14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis $9 million, tie
17. Swizz Beatz - $8.5million
18. Tech N9ne - $7.5 million
19. 50cent - $7million
20. Lil Jon - $6million
20. Rick Ross - $6million
20. Mac Miller - $6 million
20. Young Jeezy - $6 million
20. Questlove - $6 million
So wait Nas, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky etc didn't make up to $6million in a year?

Obasanjo's sister owns Apo building where squatters were killed


The unfinished building where security forces killed at least seven squatters on Friday
September 20, in the Apo neighbourhood of Abuja, belongs to Mrs. Adunni Oluwole Salisu,
believed to be the sister to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Pemium Times reports
exclusively.
Documents from the Abuja Geographical Information Systems (AGIS) shows that the
property, located at No. 8 Bamanga Tukur Street, Gudu District, near the Gudu cemetery,
belongs to Mrs. Salisu.
Mrs Adunni Oluwole Salusi was said to have engaged the services of SSS operatives led by
Marilyn Ogah and combined team of soldiers to get the squatters out of her building.
Unfortunately 7 people were killed in the operation though the SSS said they stormed the

uncompleted building because they got intelligence report that Boko Haram members were
hiding in the building and were planning to strike Abuja.

Chinese man has new nose grown on his forehead after losing his nose in a car crash

A 22 year old Chinese man named Xiaolian has had a new nose grown on his forehead after
loosing his original nose in a car accident. Xiaolian had the treatment to create a replacement
for his original nose which was infected and deformed following the accident in 2012. He
actually left his damaged nose unattended to after the accident which led to the infection and
eventual deformity, leaving the surgeons unable to repair it.
Surgeons in China were left with no option than to create another nose for the man to breathe
properly and then transplant it to the original place. The nose was created by placing a skin
tissue expander onto Xiaolian’s forehead. This was cut into the shape of a nose and was
supported by cartilage taken from the man’s ribs.
Surgeons say that the nose has developed well and that the transplant surgery will be carried
out soon.

Tragic! The only child of tasty fried chicken boss die

The only child of Tastee Fried Chicken boss Mrs Olayinka Adebayo, Olubunmi Adedayo has passed away. Bunmi, who until his death was the executive director of TFC, died yesterday September 24th in the US. Heard he fell ill here in Nigeria and was flown to the US for treatment where he died.

He's survived by his parents, wife and two kids. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Is Jenifer Aniston pregnant?

At 44, is Jennifer Aniston expecting a baby with fiancé Justin Theroux? Jennifer Aniston is the subject of yet another pregnancy rumor. This time according to Us Weekly . Splashed across the magazine's most recent cover, the headlines read "Jen's Big Secret" and "After years of trying, she's finally going to be a mom at 44." Inside, the story cites "evidence" like a "curiously clear work schedule" and suspect wardrobe choices. The mag purports the actress chose a

Monday, 23 September 2013

Kenyan mall ablaze as names of terrorists and victims are released

Kenyan special forces were today locked in a fight to the death with Islamic terrorists who
have been barricaded inside a Nairobi mall with up to 40 hostages since Saturday.
Witnesses described hearing four large explosions at the Westgate Shopping Centre followed
by fierce gun fire after the military tried to break the three day siege by gaining access from
the roof.
It is feared that some of the gunmen inside may have blown themselves up, though a Kenyan
government minister said that militants had set fire to some mattresses in a supermarket as a
decoy.
Update: It's been confirmed that the terrorists didn't blow themselves up, they set ablaze

Is Aguero more effective than Giroud, van Persie, Sturridge & Benteke?

Widely regarded to be the deadliest hitman in the Premier League , Robin van Persie is,
statistically speaking, the least effective striker of the top five forwards on current form in
domestic action.
He has played one fewer game than his striking rivals and, while he is the most prolific at
getting his shots away (one shot made every 23 minutes), he is the more wasteful in front of
goal and has an effectiveness that pales in comparison to Aston Villa talisman Christian
Benteke , Liverpool front-man Daniel Sturridge , Arsenal ace Olivier Giroud and Manchester
City hero Sergio Aguero .
The 30-year-old Dutchman was crucial to the club's successes last term and began the
current campaign in jaw-dropping fashion thanks to a brace that included a

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Mikel scores first premier league goal as Chelsea triumphs

Chelsea rubbished talk of a crisis by moving to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Fulhamon Saturday. Jose Mourinho's men were not at their best during the Stamford Bridge encounter – decided by second-half goals from Oscar and John Obi Mikel - but did enough to register their third top-flight win of the season. Chelsea entered the match without a victory in their last four matches in all competitions, and could have trailed in the early stages when Fulham striker Darren Bent was presented with a terrific chance. Bent wasted his effort though, and after a scrappy first half, the Blues took the lead through Oscar's close-range finish in the 52nd minute. Mikel subsequently capped off the victory with

Man kills child for rituals, another kills child for bed wetting

A father strangled his three month old boy to death for money rituals in a quest for instant wealth and power, while another beat his two-year old girl to death for wetting the bed in Plateau state.

Plateau state police command in its resolve to rid the state of crime and criminal activities have arrested the murder suspects and some other individuals for

Ronaldinho pays $58,000 to get his teeth fixed

Footballer Ronaldinho pays $58,000 to get his teeth fixed,

After years of refusing to fix his crooked teeth, saying his fans loved his trademark grin, 2-
time FIFA World Player of the Year winner (2004/ 2005) Ronaldinho has changed his mind and
finally gotten it fixed. The Brazilian football superstar paid $58,000 to have his teeth realigned,
and gums altered.
Rohaldinho had the procedure at an orthodontic clinic in Brazil last month but the photos and
video of the surgery were only released to the public two days ago.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Nigerian wins World Muslim Beauty Pageant held in Jakarta

A Nigerian woman tearfully prayed and recited Koranic
verses as she won a beauty pageant exclusively for Muslim women in the
Indonesian capital Wednesday, a riposte to the Miss World contest that has
sparked hardline anger.
The 20 finalists, who were all required to wear headscarves, put on a
glittering show for the final of Muslimah World, strolling up and down a
catwalk in elaborately embroidered dresses and stilettos.
But the contestants from six countries were covered from head to foot, and as
well as beauty they were judged on how well they recited Koranic verses and
their views on Islam in the modern world.
After a show in front of an audience of mainly religious scholars and devout
Muslims, a panel of judges picked Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola from Nigeria as the
winner.
While the event in a

Premier League: Arsenal vs Stoke Match Preview

Opening day defeats, to Aston Villa and Liverpool respectively, must have served as a wake-up call to both Arsenal and Stoke. Both sides come into this fixture unbeaten in all competitions since 17 August, with Mark Hughes having altered the Potters' long ball-focused approach and Arsenal smashing their transfer record to lure German playmaker Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.  Mikel Arteta has returned to training and could make his first appearance of the season for Arsenal, but

Death toll from Boko Haram attack rises to 143

The death toll from an Islamist militant assault on travellers along a road in northeast Nigeria has risen to 143, an official from the local branch of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday.

In the attack on Tuesday, Boko Haram militants wearing military uniforms stopped traffic on a highway between the cities of Maiduguri and Damaturu, dragging people out of their vehicles and killing them, witnesses and security sources said. The initial toll was given as more than 20.

"We have been picking corpses off the roadsides all day, there are more in the bush, they are all travellers shot at or slaughtered by Boko Haram gunmen who attacked on Tuesday night. We have so far picked up 143 corpses," the official, Abdulazeez Kolomi, said.

Manchester City v Manchester United, who has more to lose?

Ahead of this weekend’s Manchester derby, both City and United sit on exactly the same amount of points after four games this season. Both sides have also had a good week in the Champions League with comfortable victories to kick off their group stage campaigns but is there much to be lost for either side from this weekend’s clash? After bouncing back from defeat at Anfield before the international break, a couple of wins for David Moyes has given the feel of a bit more momentum around Old Trafford at the moment, something that he will want to capitalise on this weekend. Wayne Rooney seems

Jay Z and Beyonce tops forbes list of highest-earning celebrity couples

Jay Z & Beyonce top Forbes list of highest-earning celebrity couples
Beyonce and Jay Z top the 2013 Forbes list of highest earning celebrity couples while Kim &
Kanye came in at No.5. Jay and Bey made more than any other celebrity couple this year with
an estimated $95 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013. See the top 5 list
below..

Samsung confirms BBM on Galaxy smartphones

Samsung  confirmed that when BBM™, the mobile social network, launches for Android smartphones on the 21st September 2013, it will be available as a free download for Samsung Galaxy smartphones across Africa from the Google Play store. “We are pleased to officially announce that BBM will be available for Samsung Galaxy smartphones across Africa,” said EmmanouilRevmatas, Director of Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa. “We are focused on driving consumer experiences based on customisation to suit every lifestyle. By offering an additional messaging service through our Samsung Messaging Hub, it has never been easier to stay connected. This is another way that we are providing our customers with a more integrated

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Happy Birthday to Nigeria's topmost blogger

Happy Birthday To Nigeria's Topmost Blogger Linda Ikeji,
Today the 19th of September 2013, Nigeria's topmost blogger Linda Ikeji adds another year.
Here is wishing her a happy birthday and many more fruitful years to come.

"Jose Mourinho isn't special anymore" - checkout who said this


The losses are stacking up for Jose Mourinho early into his return to Chelsea .
Considering he was sacked after a 1-1 draw at home to Rosenberg in the Champions League
six years ago, the sight of Roman Abramovich heading into the dressing room after the 2-1
defeat to Basel will not have been welcomely received.
Now the Russian has spent a lot of money,
and effort on bringing Mourinho back in,
and he will want to give him as much time
as possible.
But of course concern will

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Stop encouraging corruption, President Jonathan tells Nigerians

While addressing the 54th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Summit that held in Abuja yesterday, president Goodluck Jonathan blamed the level of corruption in Nigeria on the society. He said instead of punishing corrupt people, we reward them. “When you talk about corruption, the private sector is involved; the public sector is involved; even the individuals, including other societies, and I wouldn’t want to mention names so that I will not be attacked. But I know that if collectively all of us don’t reward corruption, people would not be attracted to corrupt practices, but when we all reward corruption, then of course, we will be tempted to go in that direction. “I want a society where all of us will frown against people who come up with what they are not supposed to have. If a young man who just started a job and within six months or a year comes up with a car of N7m to N15m and you clap for him, then you are rewarding corruption." the president said. More when you continue...