Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Flood submerges Makurdi •700,000 rendered homeless.

The release of water from the Ladgo Dam in Cameroun has continued to wreak havoc in Nigeria as over 700,000 persons have been rendered homeless and more than 300,000 houses submerged in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Affected communities include Kutcha, Gyado Villa, Udges Quarters Extention all on Makurdi- Gboko Road as well as Rice mill area of Wadata. When Daily Sun visited the areas yesterday, people were making frantic efforts to salvage their belongings while several others were stranded not knowing where to go. Mrs. Terver Gbeda, a mother of three who lives about eight kilometres away from the River bank is one of the victims of the water surge. According to the confused mother, the water which began to rise Sunday morning had continued with houses submerged forcing people to vacate their homes.
“When the water started rising on Sunday morning, everyone in the area thought it would soon subside. Instead, it continued to rise more and more. My house is about eight kilometers away from the River bank but the water has risen to chest level.” The story of Mr. Romeo Dajoh and Tyor Michael was not different as they were also trying to rescue what was left of their property and move them to safer areas of the state. Dajoh, however, decried Federal Government’s lackadaisical attitude at tackling issues that affect the people, saying if the River Benue had been dredged before now, the effect of the flood would have been minimized.

Tragedy: Water tanker kills 3 persons in Anambra

Tragedy struck in Obinato Community in Amesi, a suburb of Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra on Tuesday following the tragic end of three persons in a 14-feet under ground water tank.
The mysterious death, according to an eyewitness who identified himself as Chukwuebuka; occurred at about 9 a.m. in a yet-to-be completed one-storey building allegedly owned by a Lagos-based business mogul, Alex Muorah.
Chukwuebuka gave the names of the deceased thus: Augustine Dimude, 33 who is a carpenter while Onyebuchi Ezemokwe Chidebere Ezendu are 22 and 23 years old respectively.
He said that the deceased met their untimely death while washing the tanker, which contains some chemicals bought by Muorah.
“I am frightened and worried because we have never seen this type of death before in this town,” Chukwuebuka disclosed.
Chairman of Umudim family, Mr Gilbert Obidiegwu, who also confirmed the sad incident, explained that that shortly after Ezemokwe went into the water tank to wash it, he screamed and it attracted the attention of Ezendu to go for his rescue.
“Ezendu, who was also trapped, shouted for help which attracted Dimude, a passer-by near the building to go for his rescue, but he too was also caught up.

Assassins threaten Nollywood twins, order them to leave Lagos

A report in this week’s National Encomium, has revealed that assassins, have threatened to kill entertainers, Tracy and Treasure Daniel, if they do not move out of Lagos.

The story written by Stella Dimoko-Korkus read:
According to sources close the Identical twins; ‘Treasure has been hiding. She started receiving threatening calls last year and this time handwritten death threats started arriving her door post asking her to leave town and not contact her twin sister anymore.
Treasure didn’t take it serious until she was called and told that one more visit would result in bloodshed, that she should leave town and not return. Treasure has left Lagos and is in hiding. Nobody knows who’s behind the death threats but the people calling her knew of her day-to-day movement; what she eats and when she moved house. They even gave her her new house address before she moved.
The Nigerian police have stepped into the case but have not been able to solve or catch the culprit(s). But friends of the actresses believe that the threats are coming from insiders because they are able to tell the identical twins apart.

Nigerian student charged with drug trafficking in Malaysia


A Nigerian student was charged at the Magistrates Court Wednesday with three counts of drug trafficking involving 40.658 kg of methaphetamine and heroin here last month.
On the first and second charge, Ngwu Aloysius Obinna, 34, was charged with trafficking in 3.108 kg and 23.717 kg of methaphetamine at Menara Hartamas, Jalan Hartamas 3, Taman Sri Hartamas, at about 8.40pm on Aug 31. He was also charged with trafficking in 13.833 kg of heroin at the same place and time.
All the charges were made under Section 39 B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and punishable under Section 39 B (2) of the same act, which carries the mandatory death sentence, if convicted.
No plea was recorded and Magistrate Erry Shahriman Nor Aripin set Nov 19 for mention. Insp Muhamad Sapri Yaakub appeared for the prosecution while Parvinder Singh Deol represented the accused.

Source: Naij

“I wanted it to last, but it cannot” – Bishop T.D Jakes’ daughter ends four-year marriage

Bishop Jakes and Sarah on her wedding day

Sarah Henson, the youngest daughter of well respected mega pastor, Bishop T.D. Jakes, has confirmed via a statement, that she is ending her four-year marriage. Sarah got married to Robert Henson, a former NFL player, when she was just 19.
“I have built my ministry and identity around being the best wife and a mother I can be. For quite sometime I have tried to steer through some serious troubles at home. As much as I wanted my marriage to last, it cannot,” her statement announcing the divorce read.
“After professional counselling, and prayerful consideration I have decided to end my four-year marriage. There are biblical grounds supporting this decision and I have attempted every other recourse but after multiple infractions over the course of the union, and for my personal safety and that of my children, I have come to this painful decision.
“Now that it is made, I would ask for privacy while I navigate through this difficult season in my life so that I may now concentrate on being the best parent for my children possible. Thank you for your prayers.”

Looks amazing: Thunderhead Cloud!


No, it’s not an explosion or anything. That is just a cloud, look amazing though. It’s called a Thunderhead Cloud or a Cumulonimbus cloud, and the color which you can see in it is because of the sun rays falling on it....wish i could see it one in love with its look...

Health Benefits Of Cabbage- WOW i never knew it was this useful with plenty nutrients ...will sure eat plenty of it now...afterall who no like better thing ? **wink**

Cabbage is a wonderful cleanser of the internal system and the whole body and is also highly antiseptic.
  • It is good for constipation and helps to reduce high blood pressure.
  • It is often used in diet programmes as it is said to aid slimming.
  • it is also often prescribed to treat respiratory problems such as asthma, coughs, colds and flu.
  • People who are prone to sweating should consume some raw cabbage every day.
  • Vitamins : A, B, C and E
  • Minerals : Calcium, chlorine, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sulphur.!

Eating colors for health....

Chris Brown claims neck tattoo is inspired by Day of The Dead skull he saw in a MAC ad...

Chris Brown has claimed his new neck tattoo is of a skull commemorating a Mexican holiday, after he was forced to come forward and deny the etching was in honour of ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

The 23-year-old singer put the ink on display during an event in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Comparisons were quickly drawn with the Russian Roulette singer, whom he brutally assaulted in 2009, after it echoed her face structure, arched eyebrows and plump lips after the attack.
New ink: Chris Brown revealed his neck tattoo at a Las Vegas party on September 1
Chris revealed his neck tattoo at a Las Vegas party on Sept 1

Artistic: Chris' tattoo is said to have been inspired by a sugar skull, associated with the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead
Artistic: Chris' tattoo was inspired by a sugar skull, associated with the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead

 spokesperson told TMZ: 'His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw. 

'It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.'

The average amount of time a woman can keep a secret is 47 hours and 15 minutes - DO YOU AGREE?

LagosGeek: How to Fix a Slow or Freezing BlackBerry

Blackberry smartphone devices are known for fast email performance, including a broad range of features that make them viable mobile replacements for laptops and netbooks. Even though Blackberry devices have embedded operating systems, they require certain maintenance, such as an occasional reboot, actions that are common with computers. Fix a “frozen” or slow BlackBerry device with a simple power cycle, or soft or hard reset, to clear device memory.
1.The BlackBerry screen is frozen.
This problem happens on pretty much any computer-related device. Something happens and you suddenly can’t scroll up or down, or click on anything. It’s annoying, but there are actually two ways to fix it. You can perform a soft reset, which is done by pressing the ALT + CAP + DELETE keys on your handheld at the same time. If this doesn’t work, perform a hard reset. This is done by finding the RESET button at the back of the handheld. Sometimes, this button might be near the bottom, under the battery cover. Press the RESET button using a pin or paper clip. With either method, you shouldn’t lose any data.

Lobatan hehehe: Driver Sacks Boss After Winning One Million On Star Game Show

They say victory loves careful preparation, right? Luck shone on Emeka John at the oddest of places…..a beer parlour. Well, Emeka is a trailer driver who was spotted drinking bottles of Star lager beer just at the right time and the right place. Unknown to him, Star was giving away instant gift prizes for Star drinkers through a raffle draw. Emeka was given some prizes including a raffle ticket to participate in Star TV Game Show in Lagos.

Boy reappears 5 years after mother declared him dead in Ilorin

Like a scene straight from a Nollywod make-believe flick, the Ilorin Customary court recently witnessed what looks like a movie when a petitioner alleged  that his estranged wife lied to him that their five-year-old son had died.
The 55-year-old man, Saadu Aliu, a native of Idi-Ose area said he was shocked to see his ‘dead’ son playing football recently.
He was seeking the custody of his five-year-old son, Aminu, who his ex  wife, Afusat Ibrahim of Opo-Malu area in Iliorin told him had died.
Aliu told the court that the child had been living with Afausat since 2010 when their marriage hit the rock.
According to him, the union was blessed with three children, noting that the older ones, Ibrahim, 10, and Alimatu, 7 are living with him while the ‘late’ son was with her.
Visibly shocked and angry Aliu said: “Afusat told me and my relatives that the boy was dead, but to my surprise, I saw my child playing football with his colleagues.”
Refuting the allegations leveled against her, Afusat claimed he never told him  the child was dead. She alleged that her ex-hubby had been denying her access to the other two children living with him.
The presiding judge, Mr. Yusuf Abdulkareem, ordered the plaintiff to produce two witnesses next Monday, September 17, while the defendant should also bring along five-year-old Aminu.

How Nigerian banks are helping fraudsters – EFCC

The EFCC says its cells are filled to the brim. The anti-corruption boss told some bankers how their colleagues aide corruption.

In a bid to shield persons suspected of financial crimes from investigation, Nigerian banks deliberately provide inadequate information and in some cases completely hide information from anti-corruption officials, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said.
The EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde, said this during a courtesy visit by some bankers on Monday. The bankers, members of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN, led by its president and chairman of council, Segun Aina, visited Mr. Lamorde in his Abuja office.
“If you send letter to the bank to avail you the details of such account, the reply you will get is that such account does not exist,” Mr. Lamorde said. “If you insist, then you will be told that such records are not on the front desk; that it is only the managing director or the deputy managing director that manages the account, this is not a healthy banking development.”

Darey Art Alade signs US-returnee Zaina to Soul Muzik

Soul Muzik has announced the signing of singer-songwriter Zaina to the label. Co-founder Darey Art Alade  who made this known in Lagos, today, says Zaina, who recently moved back home from Atlanta, 'is a supremely talented singer, writer and performer who has worked with some of the best brains here and abroad; a fierce entertainer who wants to make music fans happy'.

Soul Muzik, also home to Darey and Mo Eazy, joins other labels like Chocolate City, Mavin Records and EME who have signed female artistes in recent times. There had been a huge drop in the number of active female singers in the country; all that is changing now, and Zaina says she's 'here to stay, to play my part and add my voice to what's going on in my great country'.

10 Secrets and Cliffs' Notes Guide to Being a Pro Makeup Artist. Most of these make up secrets i bet you do not know them and most Make up artists do not tell you but after reading this article on 10 make up secrets,your make up skills will improve like never before - Pro Makeup Artist Islamiyyah

You could say that I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. Some days I enjoy playing with all the different colors and get excited when my smoky eye turns out perfectly.

But then there are those days when my liner refuses to go on straight, my bronzer makes me look like an Asian Snookie, or my lashes refuse to curl. That's when I want to toss my makeup bag out my room window.

I had one of those days last week, and after walking into work wearing two very different winged tips on my eyes
That is why in my next make up classes coming up November in Ikeja  Lagos and December in Festac Lagos am going to discuss a lot about secrets of make up. because different make up school has different types of classes, from special effects courses that teach you how to make realistic-looking zombies and vampires, to high fashion-focused programs that show you daring techniques seen on the runway and in magazine spreads. But for my purposes, the makeup 101 courses would suffice.

After spending my mornings learning about color theory and how to (properly) hold a makeup brush, I can say I'm now totally confident in my makeup artistry skills. Want to see the best techniques I picked up without spending the thousands of Nairas (and crazy amount of time) it takes to go to makeup school yourself? Keep reading. What you'll find here is what I'm now referring to as The Cliffs' Notes Guide to Being a Pro Makeup Artist.

Lesson No. 1: Spend some bucks on your tools

At Islamiyyah consultancy services makeup school i begins the first lesson by introducing my students to their make up tools. "To me, tools and products are equally as important as the makeup skills that you have," . For example, let's say you were using mediocre brushes, mediocre products, and had average skill. Just by improving the quality of your brushes and using richer pigmented products, the application would immediately be better, even without improving your technique. So if you really want to apply your makeup like a pro, Los Angeles-based educator Felicia Alva says, "Do what the professionals do: Use the proper brushes for application."

Here are the eight basic brushes you need:

1. Foundation brush
2. Concealer brush
3. Fluffy powder brush
4. Blush brush
5. Small blending brush
6. Flat eyeshadow brush
7. Precision angle brush
8. Lip brush

Once you have your tools, you need to know how to hold them., "Where you hold a brush on the handle affects your control. The closer your fingers are to the barrel (the silver section beneath the brush head), the more pressure you put on the brush head and vice versa." In general, if you want to apply color evenly, place your fingers on the center of the brush handle. Another tip: You can easily turn a fluffy brush into a flat, angled brush by wrapping your hand around the bristles and flattening them. 

Brand new man ? : Former governor James Ibori turns prayer warrior in UK prison

Former Delta State Governor, James Onanefe ibori is now experiencing the golden truth about the Biblical saying that “whatever a man soweth, that he shall reap.” Ibori sowed the seed of corruption in his 8-year rule as Delta State helmsman. He was crafty enough to escape.
Sources from the prisons, said the former Delta State Governor is now an imprisonment in Nigeria, but not in the United Kingdom where he was slammed with 13 years imprisonment by a Southwark Crown Court in London. Now, James Ibori is alleged to be full of regrets for his past misdeeds. He has also reportedly turned a new leaf. ardent student of the Bible which he now carries always as a companion.
“Ibori has been visited by the Holy Spirit; he is no longer the same. From the way he now talks, it seems old things have passed away and all things have become new. I observed that he said a little prayer when he alighted from the prison van and when he was standing in the dock. I heard something like God is in control from him as he walked away from the court. He was really looking very sober, I think he may have become a born again Christian,” the source said.

We Will Use All Our Strength To Kill Or Kidnap Prince Harry – Taliban…

The Taliban today said they were doing everything in their power to kidnap or assassinate Prince Harry during his tour of Afghanistan.
Just four days after the 27-year-old arrived in the volatile Helmand province, militants confirmed that he was one of their prime targets.

New rule for Lagos residents: “All houses must be beautified” – Governor Fashola

The Lagos State Government in its characteristic mode of enforcing new laws and regulations has come out with another first in Nigeria – all houses in Lagos must be beautified. The Commissioner of Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello said yesterday that it is now mandatory for occupiers of houses in the state to beautify the perimeter areas of their buildings.
He added that violation of this law would attract a fine.
“A violation of this would attract N250, 000 or the amount the state would incur if it decides to carry out the beautification, or six months imprisonment or other non-custodian sentences…also anyone caught felling trees in the state or trimming them without permission would be fined a minimum of N50, 000 or sent to one year imprisonment.
“It is also an offence to walk on lawns and gardens. Urinating, defecating in any of the parks, gardens and open spaces; loitering or soliciting for illegal purposes, smoking and dumping refuse among others in the parks are also offences,” Channels TV quoted him as saying.

How to Apply Eyeliner How to do a smokey eye, a bold eye, a cat eye

The Different Types of Liner

You can use an eyeliner pencil, a liquid liner or an eyeliner brush dipped into a deep shadow to line eyes. If you use a pencil, set the line with eyeshadow because penciled lines tend to melt and won't stay put all day.

How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner

Too apply liquid eyeliner, line the eye from the inside of the lashes outward in one big sweep. You can also line the eye from the middle of the lash line outward, then finish the line from the inner corner of the eye to the middle. Another liquid eyeliner trick requires a steady hand and will make eyes appear wider.
  • Start with a completely bare eye.
  • On the upper lashes, dot the liquid liner into the spaces between the lashes, wiggling the liner into the lashes. The result is not supposed to be a line. It's supposed to look as if the lashes themselves are super thick at the root.
  • Apply mascara.
  • Compare eye to other naked eye.

Who's with me?

NAFDAC impounds 500 cartons of fake dry gin in Rivers state

The National Agency for Food Administration, Drugs and Control (NAFDAC) has impounded over 500 cartons of fake and adulterated Chelsea Dry Gin and Squadron Dark Rum worth about N3million in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The agency also arrested four persons, including two females, suspected to be involved in the manufacturing and marketing of fake Chelsea Dry Gin and Squadron Dark Rum in the state capital.
The fake and adulterated products were discovered following a raid carried out by officials of NAFDAC, in collaboration with International Distillers, manufacturers of the products, and a detachment of anti-riot policemen from the Rivers State Police Command.
It was further gathered that the raid was carried out at the Creek Road Market in Old Port Harcourt, Mile One (Rumuwoji) market, and Mile Three market, all in Diobu axis of Port Harcourt.


Love Your Mother ♥ - A touching story

A mother (97 years old) in China, feeding and taking care of her paralysed son (60 years old) everyday for more than 19 years. A reminder of the amazing spirit of human compassion and more importantly, motherly love.
Mother's love and sacrifice is like no other, they can go through anything for their children.. .
I Love You MOM, why shouldn't i ?

Hail your mum on the comment section

Worth Sharing!

CBN Governor Lamido Sanusi replies Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Criticism of new N5000 notes – “You’re a good farmer but a bad economist”

The media sphere has been agog with news of the Central Bank Governor, Lamido Sanusi‘s reaction to former President Olusegun Obasanjo‘s recent statement against the introduction of the new N5000 notes and from it, I picked up something interesting I wanted to share.
In his reaction, the Central Bank Governor was quoted as calling the former President “a good farmer but a bad economist”.
Earlier on, Mr Obasanjo had criticised the introduction of new N5000 notes saying it would increase inflation. He also added that it would kill production and affect small businesses negatively.
However, Mr. Sanusi in his reaction said that he was surprised that the former President could oppose the proposed N5,000 note given that the high currency denominations in the country, including N1000 note, came into being during his (Obasanjo) regime.
“This is an interesting country because my uncle or my father, who is our former Head of State, Gen. Obasanjo, you know he is a very successful farmer, but he is a very bad economist. He stand up and says that this higher denomination  will cause inflation and improve hardship,” Punch quoted him as saying.

Gordon makes harsh twitter jokes about Davido's cousin, Sina Rambo

Davido and sina Rambo in 'overseas' video
Its all jokes i guess,Comedy things,but is this really too far?
Ever since Sina Rambo appeared on the music 
scene (with the help of his cousin, Davido), the young rapper has been criticised by fans and hiphop heads for his less than brilliant rhymes. 

Few days ago, stand up comedian Gordon tweeted some 'harsh' jokes about Sina Rambo. 

"Ever noticed how Sina Rambo's songs sound better on "MUTE" heard it even killed someone while it was playing on mute #yamayama" Gordon tweeted 

He then followed this up with a second tweet 
"Y.O.L.O "You Only Listen Once" ...Someone said this about Sina Rambo's music" 

But he wasn't done yet, he tweeted again 
"#ThingsThatDontGoTogether Sina Rambo and Grammy" 

Presidency Replaces Aides Around First Lady In German Hospital

Culled from TheWill
The Presidency has replaced security aides around first lady Patience Jonathan in order to keep her affairs private at the Wiesbaden, Germany hospital, Horst Schmidt Kliniken, following speculations about her health, TheWill can report.
A security source with knowledge of the development told TheWill that the Presidency’s action followed reports of her medical sojourn to the hospital, believed to have been leaked by someone amongst the team of six aides dispatched to Germany ahead of her arrival.
The aides were withdrawn and replaced with a new team of six security aides from the SSS, our source said, adding that when the replacement team, made up of more experienced and trusted aides arrived Germany, they were stripped of other phones and directed to stay off the social media and the internet.

Too bad : After a Glorious Paralympics Outing, Team Nigeria Returns Home to a Low Profile Reception


Team Nigeria returned from the recently concluded London 2012 Paralympic Games yesterday to a very low profile reception, unbefitting of a team that brought glory to Nigeria.
At the Paralympic games, the team won 13 medals which includes 6 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze. They also made four world records, came third position in Africa and finished in the 22nd position in the world.
Channels TV reports that when the 29-man team arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at about 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoon, there was no official of National Sports Commission on hand to receive them.
In an interview with some of the athletes, they complained that special sports was not given due recognition in Nigeria and that the government should accord them similar respect and reward as their able counterparts.

Shocking: Woman gives birth to horse in Benin Church

Some residents of Benin, the Edo State capital were shocked at the World Liberation Ministry, located along old Sapale-Benin Express road where a woman gave birth to a horse during the church service.
Confusion raided that air when the worshipers at the church witnessed a crying Horse instead of a crying baby.
The General Overseer of the Church, Evangelist Silva Wealth, who narrated the ugly incident to reporters, said a woman whom he refused to disclose her identity was screaming during the prayer session and later on began to bleed from her private part before delivering the horse.
Wealth said further that members of the church were shocked following what the woman gave birth to.
According to him, “the Lord has revealed to me during the prayers session that there was a woman with an issue and that something was blocking her womb. As the prayers intensified, the woman started screaming and bleeding started when the object came out.
“I cannot touch it and that was why I don’t know if the horse was already dead or not. I can’t describe the object. We have seen people that vomited several things during our service but not this type of thing. God has been blessing our ministry with prophesies and miracles, “he said.

Manchester United face anxious wait over injuries to Van Persie, Kagawa

Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, will be hoping to have two of his new signings, Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa, available for action as soon as possible.
The Dutch striker, picked up a suspected thigh injury, while on international duty against Hungary and was replaced by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for the start of the second half.
“We took off Robin for precautionary measures. It doesn’t seem to be too serious, but you never know. We didn’t want to take any risks,” the national team coach, Luis Van Gaal told SBS6.