Sunday, June 22, 2014

Eva Alordiah: #2 of 5 Nigeria’s Famous Female Singers

Eva could win any man’s love. Any day. With a glowing beauty, heads are easily turned. An abundance of talent, Eva is not just a singer. No. She doubles as a writer, rapper, model, dancer, makeup artist, song writer and hustler too. And it takes a lot of steam and hard work to pull all these through.

However, her moment came calling when she voiced over Lil Wayne’s A Millie instrumental. That experiment paid off. Eva has since built on that.


Much ado about Cassava bread

 President Goodluck Jonathan presenting the 40% Cassava flour-baked
 bread to the public during the weekly meeting of the Executive
 Council of the Federation at the State House, Abuja.

A FEW months ago, the Federal Government had expressed its intention to begin the implementation of a national policy on cassava bread. Under the arrangement, bread manufacturers are expected to substitute 20 per cent of the wheat flour content of bread with cassava flour, a decision that is expected to drastically reduce the country’s total annual wheat import bill by N127 billion from the over N600 billion worth of wheat imports annually. This move by the Federal Government to give full backing to such an initiative of substituting wheat with cassava in the local production of bread in Nigeria is laudable in the sense that it is a good opportunity to make better use of the nation’s abundant cassava, which research has shown to be healthier and a better suitable flour for bread making.

I Open My Boobs To Please My Fans – Singer Yetunde Agboola

Before she was a great lady but fast rising artist, Yetunde Agboola has begun getting the bad lady option and she's carrying it out due to her fans, according to her. In reality, Yetunde said this is exactly what other ladies do too.

    "I expose my breast for the sake of my fans. And that is what is in vogue now. So there is no big deal in me exposing my boobs," she stressed.

We won’t focus on Messi – Yobo

Fenerbahce defender Joseph Yobo has stressed that Nigeria will not focus on stopping Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi when they square off with Argentina on Wednesday afternoon.
The Super Eagles skipper has pointed out that there are 10 other players that will be on parade at the Estádio José Pinheiro Borba .
Nigeria's Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel and Nigeria's defender Joseph Yobo (R) shake hands at the end of Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

Gov Kayode Fayem admits defeat, congratulates Ayo Fayose

Incumbent Governor of Ekiti State and APC Flag-bearer, Governor Kayode Fayemi has conceded defeat and congratulated Ayo Fayose, the PDP candidate at yesterday's governorship election. At a press conference in Ado Ekiti this morning, Governor Fayemi wished the Governor-elect, Ayo Fayose all the best in his service as Governor of the state.

See the transcript of his speech after the cut as posted on the Facebook wall of the Senior Special Assistant (Corporate Communications) to Governor Fayemi, Mr Akin Rotimi....

Bukola Saraki - GEJ: You can lose even as an incumbent.

 'If you fail to do the will of the people, even while an incumbent, you can lose.' That's the message former Kwara State governor Bukola Saraki sent to Pres. Jonathan on twitter as he congratulated Ayo Fayose for winning the Ekiti state governorship election.

Senator Saraki and President Jonathan pictured above when he was still in the PDP. He's since moved to APC where their candidate, Fayemi, lost. See his tweets after the break.

24-year-old 'Men of the Strip' star, Nate Estimada commits suicide

 What a waste. Such a fine specimen of a man! Nate Estimada, one of the stars of male revue and E! reality movie 'Men of the Strip' (male stripping), committed suicide on Wednesday June 18th by driving his car off a cliff, TMZ reports
The 24-year old reportedly drove his Mustang in a mountainous area near the City of Industry in L.A. County during the daytime and accelerated off the cliff, dropping at least 40 ft. into a landfill.
 Authorities have determined the plunge was intentional and they're conducting toxicology tests to determine if drugs were in Estimada's system. 

#12. EDO STATE: The 36 States of Nigeria and their Meanings


Hmmmmn, Edo. Initially applied to mean the Bini people (they’ve always called themselves Edo or Iduu, after the progenitor of the Edo race) of the Benin Kingdom (which existed for about 1,000 years before the British conquered it in 1897), Edo today also means the land itself, the culture and the language. It also refers to the adjoining peoples, cultures and languages. The name appears in the royal title of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo. I must chip it in here that many of the websites of Nigerian state governments were absolutely useless for any form of information gathering. Some were either propaganda pages for the governor or were just too bad -graphics and all. Some states did not even have any website! No online representation or presence at all! In the 21st century, this is a shame. But I must say that a few states have very outstanding websites.


#11 EBONYI STATE: The 36 States of Nigeria and their Meanings


Known for having some of the nation’s finest rice, yams and richest salt deposits, the state was named after the Aboine River which rises from the Enugu Highlands and cuts through Abakaliki, the state capital. It was formed in 1996 under the military junta of the late General Sani Abacha. Geographical name data supplied by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, a member of the United States military intelligence community shows the river flowing not too far from Afikpo too, with its main tributary being the Asu River. The river joins Cross River 10 km to the east of Afikpo (see references). During the colonial times, it was known as the Western Aboine River. One of the major activities along and on the river is sand quarrying. Ebonyi is home to the brilliant Nkwa Umuagbogho and the Amasiri-based Ojianyalere Dancers. You need to see their dances to appreciate. Mehn! They are superb dancers! Nigeria is such a rich country, only if we realize this and concentrate on real matters and not the irritating trivialities you see everywhere today. You can enjoy some of the dances here:

#10 DELTA STATE: The 36 States of Nigeria and their Meanings

Obviously, it was named for the delta of the River Niger formed as it enters the Atlantic Ocean. The geographical feature formed when a river is about to enter a larger body of water like the sea or ocean is called a delta and there are various shapes.


#9 CROSS RIVER: The 36 States of Nigeria and their Meanings

First, it is Cross River State and NOT Cross Rivers State. And yes, it is Rivers State, not River State. Don’t get it twisted. The state took its name from the Cross River (known to natives as the Oyono, and the Manyu River in Cameroon). Flowing through swamps, creeks and inland delta, it joins the Calabar River to end up in the Atlantic Ocean.


#8. BORNO (BORNU) STATE: The 36 States of Nigeria and their Meanings.

It has been nicknamed the Home of Peace but you will agree with me that that has to be changed asap! The name was derived from ‘Borno’, an alternative name of the Kanuris who form the predominant ethnic group in the state. Kanuris are also known as Yerwa, Sirata or Beri Beri (known in places like Ilorin as Baruba or Bariba). However, another rendition has it that it means ‘Barr Nuh’, which is Arabic for ‘The Land of Noah’ as it was believed that the Ark of Noah landed there after the Flood. Some historians do not subscribe to this because they believe it is a fancy of some Arabists. You decide.

#7 BENUE STATE: The 36 States of Nigeria and their Meanings


It is a word from the Batta language ‘Binuwe’ which means ‘Mother of Waters’. Streams forming watershed from the Adamawa Plateau drain into this mighty river and it has its roots in northern Cameroon. Interestingly, the Benue (La Benoue in French, and it was also formerly called Chadda (Tchadda) River) has many tributaries in the Adamawa Emirate. These include the Beti, Kunini and the Lamorde. During the months of August and September, the river becomes very navigable as it reaches its widest and can stretch up to a mile from bank to bank bringing with it flood plain deposits of fertile soils that has made the state one of the best locations for farming in Nigeria. It reaches its lowest level in March and April and stretching for 1,400 kilometers, it is the longest tributary of the River Niger.

Snowden receives German award for civic courage

US whistleblower Edward Snowden, former contractor for the US National Security Agency now residing in Russia, received a symbolic award for civic courage from the Humanist Union non-governmental organization, Germany's Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) reported citing Werner Koep-Kerstin, the head of the organization.

Ex-NSA and CIA serviceman Edward Snowden has been awarded a Fritz Bauer Prize in Germany. Fritz Bauer was a German prosecutor and judge who played an important role in the so-called "Oswiecim trials" of former SS officers.

Dutch emergency workers battle to save sinking cruise ship

Dutch emergency workers were battling to save a sinking river cruise ship early Sunday morning after it sprung a major leak, forcing the evacuation of almost 200 pensioners and crew. The 110-metre (360-feet) vessel "Britannia" was on a cruise near the eastern Dutch city of Zutphen, on the Ijssel River when it started taking on water around 22:00 GMT, emergency services spokesman Robert Spijkerman said.

"All 154 passengers and 40 crew members have been evacuated from the ship and we're trying to pump out water to prevent her from sinking," Spijkerman told AFP.

Taliban attack NATO base in eastern Afghanistan

The Taliban attacked a NATO base located on an airfield in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, the Al Arabiya satellite TV channel reports today. According to the Al Arabiya, the militants launched eight missiles against the base. There is no information about the casualties.

On 9 June, the Taliban militants attacked a rear base of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Jalalabad killing four people. On that day, a suicide bomber exploded a car bomb at the gate to a group of buildings, after which two gunmen broke through onto a guarded area and opened fire, reports ITAT-TASS.

Storms hit southern China: 26 dead, 337,000 evacuated

At least 26 people died, three were missing and some 337,000 were evacuated as summer storms brought torrential rain and flashfloods to much of southern China, the government said Sunday.

High winds, floods and landslides destroyed about 8,700 homes and damaged 66,000 others, affecting some 4.9 million people in nine southern provinces since June 18, the Ministry of Civil Affairs reported.
The National Meteorological Centre forecast more heavy rain in large areas of southern China Sunday and Monday.

Brazil's first-ever female President Dilma Rousseff stands for re-election in October

Brazil's first-ever female President, Dilma Rousseff, has been selected by the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, or PT) to run for a second term in the October election, Argentinian Infobae reported Saturday. "The time has come to move forward, a time of great change, my dear fellows. Brazil wants those, who have proved their ability to deeply change the country, improve the life of our people, to stand behind the changes," Rousseff said.

Mass immigrant graves discovered in South Texas cemetery

Volunteer researchers recently have uncovered mass graves in a South Texas cemetery that they believe contain the bodies of immigrants who died crossing into the US illegally.

Two university anthropologists say the remains in Sacred Heart Burial Park in Falfurrias were found in trash bags, shopping bags, body bags or without a container.

Dozens protest in Sydney against Ukrainian military action

Several dozen people took part in a protest in downtown Sydney Sunday against action by the Ukrainian military in the country's east. The action was organized by Russian and Ukrainian descendants now living in Australia.

"People are tired of hatred," said one of the organizers, "We issued an appeal to Russians and Ukrainians living in Sydney with a proposal, namely, let's forget the things that divide us, let's get together on a platform that unites us because we all speak against war".

Ayodele Fayose Displaces Fayemi From Office In Ekiti

Ayo Fayose of PDP scored 203, 090 number of votes to beat the candidate of the APC Kayode Fayemi, who scored 120, 433 while the candidate of the Labour Party, Bamidele Opeyemi scored 18,135 votes to come third in yesterday's gubernatorial election in Ekiti state, Yorubaland.
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Obama could be impeached in case of using US army in Iraq - author of War Powers Act

American President Barack Obama would commit an impeachable offense if he used military force in Iraq prior congressional approval but he could circumvent the law, Paul Findley, former US congressman and one of the original authors of The War Powers Resolution, told RIA Novosti.

"The word emergency is very elastic. If [Obama] declared new intelligence required him to renew combat operations he might argue it demanded emergency action," he said.


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