Thursday, September 3, 2015

Americans Arrive U.I To Learn Yoruba Language

In spite of the sentiments bothering on preference for the use of  English Language at the expense of  Yoruba Language,  it is interesting to observe that it is still being sought after not only  by Africans in diaspora but also Americans and Asians.

Some Americans have arrived the Centre for Yoruba Studies at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State to learn the Yoruba Language. This is however not the first time Americans will arrive Ibadan, to learn the language as four Americans in 2011 graduated from the centre. Watch the video here.

Five Quick Facts…

It’s Frederick Lawrence again, lol.

1) No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
2) Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.
3) No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. Try finding one.
4) "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
5) You yawn about five seconds after seeing someone else yawn. Don't believe? Try and notice it henceforth.

#AtTheClubWithRemyEnugu Lights Up Enugu With DJ Jimmy Jatt, Harrysong, Timaya

Enugu got a feel of what it feels like to party with Remy Martin last Friday as Timaya, HarrySong, Sean Tizzle, DJ Jimmy Jatt and DJ Baggio hit 2Nite Klub. All in attendance would not forget the night in a hurry as the acts gave electrifying performances.

On the same night, the #RemyMartinDanceoff Enugu took place and saw the G2R Crew come out tops winning N100, 000 cash and now move to the finals to battle with other crews for a grand prize of N2 Million Naira and a trip to Abu Dhabi to see an international dance festival.

See pictures below. For more pictures visit RemyMartinNigeria on Facebook, Remymartinng on twitter/Instagram.

SSS Retires Former Spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, 14 Others

The Department of State Services has sent two of its directors and 13 other senior officials on compulsory retirement. Former DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar was also one of those affected.

Health Workers At The Bola Tinubu Health & Diagnostic Centre Protest 5 Months Non-Payment Of Salaries

Health workers at the Bola Tinubu Health and Diagnostic Centre at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, have protested the non-payment of their salary for five months, Punch reports.

The workers staged a peaceful protest at the head office of Deux Nigeria Limited in Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday.

According to the workers, who called on the state government to intervene in the matter, Deux Nigeria Limited is the consulting company handling the maintenance and payment of staff salaries at the diagnostic centre in LASUTH, owned in a public- private partnership with the Lagos State Government.

Ronaldo Reveals Deepest Fear: 'I Don't Want To Die Young'

Cristiano Ronaldo is just like the rest of us - after you remove his striking good looks, millions upon millions of dollars, legions of fans, and chiseled physique, of course he is just like US. Lol

The Real Madrid star told Spanish magazine Libero that his greatest fear in life is one that's likely shared by many people throughout the world. "My greatest fear is dying young," he said.

"I don't want to die young. I want to die an old man, at 80 or 90 years old," he explained.

The Portuguese icon, 30, went on to discuss his time away from the pitch, insisting that he does his best to keep things as normal as possible. "I try to do normal things with my family, my friends, my son."

Ugandan Soldiers Bodies Flown Home After Somalia Al-Shabab Attack

Twelve Ugandan peacekeepers under the Somalia Mission, who were killed on Tuesday in an attack by Islamic Militants Al-Shabaab in Somalia, have been flown home.

Ten of them were flown home this morning, with two more to follow. It has been said that a befitting burial will be organised for them.

Ugandan army's first comment on the raid by Col Ankunda, says "We will not relent in our efforts to help in the pacification of Somalia despite the attack," his tweet which has had several retweets said. 

British Army Promotes RAM To Lance Corporal & Have Him Decorated ( Photos)

A British Army mascot has little to be sheepish about after being promoted for good behaviour. Private Derby XXX, who happens to be a ram is the regimental totem of the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment.

After eight years serving, he was promoted to Lance Corporal in a special ceremony. The ram was presented with his single stripe as the army unit celebrated its formation day at Dale Barracks in Chester yesterday.

His career has seen him switching on the Christmas lights in Ashbourne and meeting Prince William. He has his own army number, gets paid to buy his rations and gets holiday leave during mating season. Throughout the ceremony, the ram was flanked by Ram Major Corporal Philip Thornton, and Private Stuart McLean of Denton. See more photos from the ceremony after the cut.

New Ebola Death Confirmed In Sierra Leone

A woman who recently died in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola. It comes as a setback to the country's effort to eradicate the deadly disease.

Sierra Leone was celebrating only last week when it discharged its last known Ebola patient from hospital.

News of the new case means the country is no longer Ebola-free. High-risk contacts of the woman have been identified, isolated and will now be watched for symptoms.

To All Black Girls....

Yeah yeah yeah yeah LOL

Kemi Olunloyo Is ‘Sick’- Family Reacts To Ritual Allegations

So I got a mail from a family member of the Olunloyos, two actually and she wants the world to ignore her and instead pray for her. According to the mail, Kemi’s mom, Mrs Olunloyo noticed something strange with Kemi in 2010 and she was bundled to the hospital. The same thing happened again in March 2015, when the same woman had to bundle her to an Ibadan hospital again. (She’s always taken there when it becomes severe). Sadly, Kemi has been on and off like this, and mostly refuse treatments.

Their father Pa Olunloyo has also tried his best for her and this has been one of the things making him sad in his old days seeing one of his 10 children, 50-year old Kemi in this state. So do we ask everyone to please pray for Aunty Kemi? We hope she won’t come for us for this. 

Serena Williams Slams Her Haters Hard

Oh dear, this lady is not nice at all, lol. Love her response whoop whoop…

Though it’s been another incredible year for Serena Williams, unfortunately, she has not been able to get away from racist, sexist and body-shaming messages. Even when she won Wimbledon, her appearance was heavily criticised by trolls, with Harry Potter author JK Rowling wading coming out to defend the 33-year-old. In an interview with Good Morning America. Serena however explains how she loves her body and how no critic can stop her shine.

“I've been like this my whole life, and I embrace me and I love how I look. I love that I am a full woman, and I'm strong and I'm powerful and I'm beautiful at the same time. And there's nothing wrong with that. I just don't have time to be brought down. I have too many things to do, you know. I have Grand Slams to win. I have people to inspire. And that's what I'm here for.”

You will agree with me that it’s a perfect response. ‘I have Grand Slams to win’, oh that must hurt, hahaha… love this lady!!

Father Pens Down Touching Tribute For Daughter With Down Syndrome On Her Wedding Day

A loving father wrote a touching tribute to his daughter with Down syndrome on her wedding day, praising her for her achievements and wishing her a long and happy life with her husband-to-be.

While blushing bride Jillian was upstairs getting ready to say 'I do' to her love of 10 years, her father Paul Daugherty, 57, a sports columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer, was writing the 25-year-old a beautiful letter in which he detailed how he used to cry over his fear that she wouldn't be accepted by her peers - a fear, he added, that has gone unfounded.

Lol. Ibadan Restaurant Says They Are The First In Nigeria To Start Serving Customers With Hoverboard (Photo)

Think it’s a good idea? Record breakers?

Citizens Kick Against Controversial Metro Cards Which Features P*rn Star Yui Hatano! Star Fires Back

A set of s*xy pre-paid swipe cards featuring Japanese adult video star Yui Hatano has proven to be both popular and controversial in Taipei.

The drama all started August 26, when Taiwanese card producer EasyCard announced that it had teamed up with the popular actress for a limited edition set of the stored value cards, used to pay for rides on the city's metro and buses and small convenience store purchases.

According to the Taipei Times, the move drew much criticism from the public, particularly among parents, educators and women's advocacy groups.

Migrants Storm Train At Budapest's Main Station After Police Withdraw

Photo taken this morning at the Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary, September 3

Migrants poured into Budapest's main railway station this morning after Hungarian police withdrew following a two-day standoff, triggering chaotic scenes.

Hundreds stormed a train, cramming children through open windows in the belief they might travel west to Austria and Germany. Hungary's main railway operator, however, said there were no direct trains leaving to western Europe. "Attention please, on Track 8 the train does not depart. Please get off the train," the station said over intercom.

There was no immediate word about why the police withdrew.

Factory Worker Paraded For Raping Daughter SIX Times (Photo)

A 34-year-old factory worker, Mohammed Ahmed, on Wednesday said he raped his daughter six times. Ahmed, who was paraded by officials of the Osun State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said he started having sex with his 14-year-old daughter ( name withheld) in April, 2015.

The distraught primary five girl was not allowed to speak with Punch Metro.

Ahmed said, “I have two wives. The first had left and she gave birth to three children. The second wife gave birth to two children before she died. This one is the first child of my first wife. I don’t know what came over me in April when I started having sex with my daughter.   I had sex with her only six times since April 2015.” Continue…

Two Years After Travelling To US, Uche Jombo Returns

Two years after taking a break to be with her husband, got pregnant and welcomed a child inbetween, Nollywood screen diva, Uche Jombo Rodriguez is back in Nigeria. She flew in on Tuesday with her 3 months old baby, Mathew Rodriguez. Welcome back Uche!

Photos: AY & Family Holiday In Houston

Zen Magazine's September Cover Features DJ Cuppy

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Houston Teen Kills Himself While Taking A Selfie With A Gun

A 19-year-old Houston man, a day ahead of starting community college, accidentally killed himself Tuesday while taking selfies with a gun. The gun blast hit Deleon Alonso Smith in the throat, CNN affiliate KPRC reported.

Family members were shocked. "It's the worst feeling in my life," Eric Douglas, the victim's uncle said.

"It's a numb feeling. It's still unbelievable," Smith's grandmother Alma Douglas told the station. "Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and then to hear this kind of news."

Investigators said Smith's cousin was in another room at the time the gun went off. The cousin told police they found the gun earlier in the day. The police have however started investigation into the shooting and how the gun was found.

Do You Think There Is Anything Wrong With This Photo?

Can You Step Out In This Outfit?

Like go for a show like this (not at night, cus you can see it’s bright) or for a dinner like this?. Can you? Don’t lie oh lol.

If You Feel These 3 Things, It May Be Love, But It’s Not True Love

Not written by me, but by Paul Hudson.

1. You love your partner for how he or she makes you ‘feel.’

Feelings — or, as I like to call them, “misleading little bastards” — may be enough to make you fall in love with somebody. But that’s only if you’re naive.

Most of what you’re feeling is a physiological response to the other person’s physical and psychological qualities (the way he or she loves, acts, thinks, etc.).

A person’s looks change over time. I’m sorry to tell you this, but it doesn’t get prettier. Just the same, someone’s inner self changes too.

If it’s the right person, the changes will be less shocking. But people do change over time. If this is all that’s keeping you in love, then know that your love will fade.

College Students Smoking Marijuana More Than Cigarettes: Study

More U.S. university students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smokeable substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.

Just under 6 per cent of the full-time students surveyed by University of Michigan researchers for the annual “Monitoring the Future” study reported using pot either every day or at least 20 times in the previous 30 days.

By contrast, 5 per cent of respondents identified themselves as heavy cigarette smokers, a steep decline from the 19 per cent who said they smoked daily in 1999.

Photos From Memorial March Held For Late Gani Fawehinmi Today

The picture above is a photo of him when a group paid him a get well quick visit at his residence on June 4, 2009, but died 3 months after.

A memorial march was held today for late Gani Fawehinmi in Lagos. The human rights lawyer was described as a philanthropist who was dedicated to humanity. According to them, they remember his stubborn Defence of principles & intolerance for opportunism. He was a great defender of the oppressed, the cheated, the downtrodden and the uncared for, they chorused as they marched round specific places in Lagos. See more photos below.

MAPOLY Female Student Caught With Gun

A female student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Miss Oreoluwa Adedamola, has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State Anti-Robbery Squad, for being in possession of a locally-made gun.

The 20-year-old lady, who claimed to be an OND 2 Mass Communication student, was arrested on August 29 at Ifo, around 11.45pm, while travelling in a mini-truck with one Sikiru Kelani.

She was among the suspects paraded by the Ogun State police commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali, on Tuesday at the state command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.


It's a word we often throw about carelessly.  While we expect everyone to be bound by a certain standard of service, more often than not, no one seems to know what this standard is - or in even setting it.

But what if someone were to not just define this service, but make a bold commitment to stand by it?  Wouldn't that be worth celebrating?

In a few days time, we will unveil a #NewFaceOfService. Watch this space.Follow @fidelitybankplc

Monalisa Chinda, Faithia Balogun Cover House Of Maliq September Issue

And they both look amazingly hot!! More photos below...

No Chill! 3 Arrested In Paris For Being In Possession Of Drugs That Turn Humans Into Zombies

No chill at all, lol. The Police in Paris have arrested two Chinese women and a man suspected of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the devil’s breath" that turns victims into “zombies” devoid of free will and rob them.

It is thought the three are part of an international Triad-style criminal gang running a multimillion-pound operation around the planet.

The women, aged 42 and 59, approached strangers in Paris’ 20th arrondissement and blew the substance into their faces. It drug is believed to contain scopolamine, a hazardous drug extracted from a South American tree related to deadly nightshade.The Soviets and the CIA reportedly used it as a truth serum during the Cold War. Just imagine, a 42-year old and 59-year old woman. Awon agbaya. I hope the police keeps them, they will be very safe with the police.