Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The Week's Message: Humility Is A Virtue We Must All Possess!!!


I never understood what the big deal with humility was until it started to define certain moments in my life. As a child, I grew up in an environment where social and class stratification were present, and I accepted it as a norm of life that certain people did not relate with certain other people in society.

And as a child, I longed to be part of the higher class individuals that people fell over themselves to speak to; the high class individuals who had their noses stuck in the air everytime and only managed to respond to the greetings of those beneath them with a tiny wave of the hand.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Pictures: Pastor Ashimolowo First Son Ties The Knot


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The eldest son of well known London based preacher Pastor Ashimolowo wedded his long-term boo earlier today. 

Tomi Ashimolowo and Dorothy Jeneba Kamara's traditional wedding took place in Thursday and their white wedding is currently taking place at The KICC Prayer City in Kent.

Kansas Court Overturn Brothers Death Sentence


In this combination of 2013 photos provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections, is Reginald D. Carr, left, and Jonathan D. Carr. The Kansas Supreme Cour...
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of killing four friends who were robbed and forced to engage in sex acts before being shot to death and left in a snow-covered Wichita field.
The court also struck down three of the four capital murder convictions each against Jonathan and Reginald Carr, citing procedural problems at the brothers' joint trial for its decisions. It upheld one capital murder conviction for each of them.

Prosecutors said the brothers broke into a Wichita home in December 2000 and forced the five people there to have sex with each other and later to withdraw money from ATMs.

Naeto C And His Wife Nicole Chikwe Welcome Baby Girl


Awww! Rapper Naeto C and his wife Nicole Chikwe have welcomed a baby girl.

Their daughter was born yesterday at a hospital in the UK.

"Everyone Is Crazy In Lagos'" -Etcetera writes


Read singer turned write Etcetera new article:

Few weeks ago, I got a call from a friend asking me out for a drink, but I was already at the Lagos airport. “I’m not going to be around for the next few days,” I told him. “I’m going to Abuja.” His immediate reaction was – “Why? What’s wrong?

Do you want to bore yourself to death?” That’s the typical response I get whenever I tell someone I am travelling to Abuja. Abuja is a beautiful city with a terrible reputation for boredom. I have heard people in other cities speak of Lagos as a noisy, dirty and dangerous city filled with crazy people. In truth, everyone in Lagos is crazy. What else do you expect in a state crammed with 22 million people?

Chika Amalaha Gets First Gold For Nigeria At The Commonwealth Games


Chika Amalaha has given Nigeria its first gold at the Commonwealth Games which started in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday July 24th.

The 17 Year Old Nigerian weightlifter won the gold medal yesterday after pulling a total of 196 points in snatch and clean and jerk in the 53kg class to beat her competitors from New Guinea andIndia who picked the silver and bronze medals.

Wishing You All A Blessed Weekend


Exodus 17:15

Friday, 25 July 2014

Sudan 'Apostasy' Woman Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Meets The Pope


Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag flew to Rome with her family after more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.

There was global condemnation when she was sentenced to hang for apostasy by a Sudanese court.

Mrs Ibrahim's father is Muslim so according to Sudan's version of Islamic law she is also Muslim and cannot convert.

She was raised by her Christian mother and says she has never been Muslim.

No Survivors Found Amid Wreckage Of Air Algerie Plane In Mali


The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in Burkina Faso, where the plane took off, said on state-owned RTB television.
No survivors were found, according to Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere.
Flight 5017 was carrying at least 116 people when it departed for Algeria. It disappeared from radar after diverting from its planned course due to bad weather, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters.

Happy Friday Guys


Wishing you all, the blessings of the day!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

"The Hustle Is Real" -Watch Toke Makinwa's Vlog Of The Week


Toke vlog this week was inspired by a tweet (below) which she read before shooting the video.

"Any girl that does not ride the bus with you, does not deserve a seat in the limo with you".

Enjoy!

Relationships: 5 Ways to Restore Your Faith


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Sometimes when you are faced with difficult situations, you can lose your faith. It can feel like God is not listening or He simply doesn’t care. However, it’s important to remember that faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not yet seen. 

It’s also important to realize there’s a power working on your behalf, even when you can’t see it. But when you learn to trust, despite your circumstances, you will see that your faith is still intact – you just have to hold on. You just have to make the choice to believe. When you find yourself low on faith, here are five ways it can be restored.

Lol: Never Argue With Children


Algeria Airliner Missing On Sahara Route From Burkina Faso


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Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers across the Sahara.

Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, it said. The plane was last seen at 0155 GMT.

Flight AH 5017 had 110 passengers and six crew on board, Spanish airline Swiftair, which owns the plane, said.

Father And Son! Joseph Yobo And His Son In Adorable Pose


Joseph Yobo and his adorable son Joey are just the cutest. Adaeze Yobo shared this adorable image of her boys waking up earlier this morning. 

Have A Blessed Thursday!


The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
Wishing you all a peaceful and blessed day! xx

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Nigerian City Rocked By Two Deadly Blasts


Authorities have declared a 24-hour curfew in the Nigerian city of Kaduna after two blasts targeting opposition and Muslim leaders killed at least 44 people.

The first explosion on Wednesday targeted a convoy of a prominent Muslim cleric Dahuru Bauchi, killing 25 people. A second blast hours later targeted opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari in a market area, killing at least 19 people.

Video Premeire: Dorobucci By Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D'Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di'Ja


The official video for Mavin Records Hit single Dorobucci featuring Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D'Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di'Ja.

Naya Rivera Shocks Fans As She Ties The Knot After Whirlwind Romance


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Glee actress Naya Rivera has shocked fans with a whirlwind marriage to actor Ryan Dorsey on July 19 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in front of a small group of close family. 

Naya only ended her engagement to rapper Big Sean in April so it is rather surprising that she has tied the knot with her new boo less than 3 months later.

Wellness: Are You An Instagram Addict?



Are You An Instagram Addict?

Are you an Instagram addict? Yes it’s its a real thing. Some people do get addicted to social media platforms. If you exhibit one or all of these signs, then you just might be addicted to Instagram.


You Post Pictures of the Work You Need to Do Rather Than Doing It

These days, people just post pictures of what their supposed to be doing instead of actually doing the work. Think about what you do first thing on Monday morning.

"First Time In 15 Years" - Footballer Mario Balotelli Embraces His Roots


Italian footballer Mario Balotelli has embraced his African roots by sharing a picture of himself tucking into west African delicacy, jollof rice. 

The proud player who recently got engaged shared the picture above on his official Facebook fan site caption, "Back to my Ghanaian roots. Eating jollof rice for the first time in 15 years."

MH17 Plane Crash: Black Boxes Arrive In Britain


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The black boxes from downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 have arrived in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators, it has been confirmed.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said they had been delivered to its headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire.

Lupita Nyong'o Cover's The July Issue Of ELLE France


No doubt: ELLE France has labeled Lupita Nyong'o a 'superstar' as she graces the cover of the fashion magazine's July issue
Lupita Nyong'o looks happy in yellow on the cover of the ELLE France July issue.
The stunning actress who is labelled a star by the magazine, wows in a canary yellow Giambattista Valli Haute Couture silk gown. It's been a great year for the actress who is currently working on her next role as part of the Star Wars cast.

Wellness: 5 Great Protein Sources That Aren't Meat


You know you can easily meet your daily protein requirements with a steak or a platter of sashimi, but you can get the essential nutrient from these lesser-expected foods, as well.

1. The Best for Dieters
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What They Are: Nuts and seeds
How Much Protein You Get: Almonds and pistachios have about 5–7 grams per ounce; macadamias and hazelnuts have 2–3 grams per ounce.
Why They're Great: Packed with protein as well as healthy monosaturated fat and fiber, nuts are surprisingly filling. This could be why studies keep finding a relationship between eating nuts and dropping pounds. In one, people who ate 70 almonds a day (in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet) lost 18 percent of their body weight.

Relationships: 7 Ways To Create A Happier You


“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”

All of us are different. All of us are unique. We come from different countries, different backgrounds, and are interested in different things. But there’s one thing that everyone universally wants, no matter who they are: happiness.

We’re constantly trying to chase happiness, as if we can run up to it and catch it and keep it in a shoebox forever. But all of this is in vain. As Souza once said, happiness is a journey, not a destination. There are ways we can live our life to make sure our journey is a happy one.

Here’s 7 Ways To Create a Happier You:

Surround Yourself with Positive People
Assess how you feel after spending time with those close to you. If you’re constantly being put down or feeling unhappy after being in their presence or speaking with them , consider this: you deserve to be surrounded by people who lift you up, not put you down.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Career: 12 Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Me Feel Optimistic About Nigeria's Future

Not long ago I came across a picture on Facebook; it was the first item on my timeline. In the picture were three individuals: my Facebook friend, a successful and commendable African entrepreneur, and another individual. 
Alongside the picture was a caption, which celebrated "the individual," a beneficiary of a brutal military regime. The caption on the picture made me cringe. Immediately, I went through a flashback of Nigeria's history - the picture made me think about Nigeria's future.
Then I began to ask myself a series of questions. Why should we as Nigerians celebrate wealthy beneficiaries of brutal military regimes? Why should we as young people accept their ill-gotten wealth as part of Nigeria's success story? Any good student of Nigerian history can make a clear connection between an individual's sudden access to the nation's resources through illegal means, corruption, or military regimes and actual business growth. In this instance, oil fields belonging to an entire nation were conveniently allocated to one individual. 

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Meets Chibok Parents


Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan visiting the site of Nyanya bomb in Abuja in April
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has met for the first time parents of the girls abducted 100 days ago by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

He assured the parents of his determination to secure the girls' release, his spokesman said.
More than 150 people attended the meeting after the government chartered a plane for them, reports say.

Mr And Mrs Yobo Glow As They Spend Some Quality Time Together


More couple cuteness! Former beauty queen Adaeze Yobo and her footballer boo and former Nigerian football captain Joseph Yobo look blissfully in love. As they relax in matching casual wear and pose for an intimate photo.

15,000 Flee After Boko Haram Overtakes Nigerian Town


A days-long raid on a northeast Nigerian town by Boko Haram left dozens dead and displaced more than 15,000 residents, Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency reports.

Scores of fighters armed with rocket-propelled grenades, explosives and guns descended on the town of Damboa early Thursday evening, residents and officials said.
By the time the raid ended on Sunday, 66 residents had been killed and more than 15,000 had fled, NEMA spokesman Abdulkadir Ibrahim said.

Genevieve Nnaji Takes Time Out In London


Genevieve Nnaji is taking more time out to unwind, this time she's in London. 

The gorgeous actress who has been in LA for some time now, shared a picture of her self with a simple caption of 'bliss' as she walked through the roads of London with her favourite hot drink.

Stephanie Okereke Linus Set To Star In Hollywood Slavery Movie


Actress Stephanie Okereke Linus has been a little quiet, but that's because she has been enjoying married life and now working on her first Hollywood movie. 

In the movie titled BoonVille Redemption is set in 1906, Stephanie plays Doris, a lady whose generation were slaves from Nigeria. Speaking about the movie she said it borders on forgiveness, truth, redemption, love.

"I Always Knew I Would Be A Beauty Queen" -Iheoma Nnadi MBGN 2014 First Interview


Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Iheoma Nnadi, has revealed in her first interview with Encomium Weekly that she always knew she would be queen.

The 19-year-old  model also putting her academics on hold as she was confident of her win.

Speaking to Encmium she said, “Of course, yes. I mean, you buying a form means you are ready to become MBGN. I always knew I would be a beauty queen. Years back, the password to all my accounts had been forevermissworld.”

Style By: Soraya De Carvalho


Stunning fashionista Soraya de Carvalho is a student from Nottingham UK with Angolan descent.
Soraya style can be defined as fun, chic, feminine and grown up. You can definitely get many tips from Soraya choices of patterns and prints.

She mentions that her style depends on her mood in her recent interview with Fashion Bomb. 

“I can say that it’s bold, structure at times. Published, feminine with a touch of old Hollywood Glamour.” Soraya says of her style.

Happy Family! The Njoku's Share Adorable Family Moments


We miss actress Mary Remmy Njoku on our screens! The gorgeous actress, wife and mummy has been keeping a low profile, and is often spotted enjoying quality time with her iROKO entrepreneur husband Jason Njoku and their adorable son Jason Jnr.

The beautiful family recently took a break to Dubai, and Mary has also been busy working alongside her husband Jason. 

"Their God Changes The Path Of Our Rocket "


IN October, 1956, David Ben Gurion was interviewed by CBS. He stated: “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.”

But the Talmud Yerushalmi tells us that in no way are we to depend on miracles.

It argues that we must not desist from our obligations and must not wait for miraculous intervention from the Supernatural.

How perfectly relevant are both of these views today. We witness hourly miracles.

As one of the terrorists from Gaza was reported to say when asked why they couldn’t aim their rockets more effectively: “We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air.”

Thinking Ahead! Mum-To-Be Kelly Rowland Shops For Post-Pregnancy Belly Bandit Shapewear


Staying in shape: Kelly Rowland was spotted at The Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks, California buying Belly Bandit shape wear
Kelly Rowland is already thinking about her post-baby figure! The 33-year newly wed who announced her pregnancy just last month was spotted purchasing 'Belly Bandit' shapewear at The Juvenile Shop in Sherman Oaks on Sunday.

Happy Birthday Prince George! Royal Couple Release Adorable Pictures To Mark The Young Prince's First Birthday


Celebrations: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London
Happy Birthday Prince George! The adorable youngster turns one today. To mark the special occasion his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released new images of the family on a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Peter Okoye Hosts Jermaine Jackson At The Square Ville


It's been a bit of a difficult week for P Square's Peter Okoye, but no doubt his special guest has cheered him up.

The star is currently working on his 6th album with his brother Paul and they have invited Jermaine Jackson to work on some tracks with them.

Jermaine also took out time to meet the whole of the adorable family.

Speaking about the collaboration, Peter said, "As a child this seemed like earth to Pluto dreams but alas, here we are working together... keep your dream alive."

P Square Peter Okoye's Wife, Lola Speaks Out In His Defense



Lola Omotayo Okoye must be keeping up with the recent backlash her husband, P Square's Peter Okoye has suffered. 
Angry fans took to Instagram and Twitter to register their annoyance that Peter failed to attend his elder brother Jude Okoye Traditional wedding on the 17th July. Lola took to her instagram and shared the message above.

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