Monday 31 August 2015

Racist Remark..."I never should have said what I said" - Hulk Hogan!

Terry Bollea, otherwise known as Hulk Hogan finally spoke out after a secret recording that showed him making racist remarks was leaked earlier this summer,  a video leak, which prompted the WWE cut all ties with the wrestler and even erased all signs of him from their website. 

In a pre-taped interview with Good Morning America, Hulk Hogan admitted that this scandal has been harder than anything that he's ever been through, but he insisted he wasn't racist. He opened up about the home environment in which he was raised and said that the n-word, which he used repeatedly in the recording while talking about daughter Brooke Hogan's dating life, was thrown around like it was "nothing." He also said he was infuriated about a situation that happened between Brooke and her boyfriend.
"I never should have said what I said," he confessed. 
Hogan was among the group of wrestlers that visited Nigeria in the middle of the Ebola out break, and toured the famous Lagos Island market and environ in 2014.



West Announces Interest In U.S 2020 Presidential Elections!

American rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer, Kanye Omari West (Kanye West) popularly known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Record, has declared his intention to contest for the 2020 United States Presidential Elections. 

He made this known while concluding his remarks at the MTV Video Music Awards,  on Sunday August 30.
"I don't know what I finna lose after this. It don't matter, though; It's not about me. It's about ideas. New ideas. People with ideas. People who believe in truth,"
 "And yes, as you probably could've guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president." West said. 

10 Individuals Who Became Wildly Successful After Facing Rejection!

Milton Hershey: 

The man who blessed us with the sweet milk-chocolate treat we all love wasn’t a hit the first time around. Before launching his own candy business, he had worked for a local candy factory. But when he decided to go out on his own, he failed miserably. Despite two more failures, he returned to the family farm and perfected the art of making delicious milk-chocolate candy, which we enjoy in the form of Hershey chocolate today.

Theodor Giesel:

This author struggled to write a novel that publishing companies would call something other than “pure rubbish” 27 times. The man just wouldn’t quit, though. One fateful night, he ran into an old friend who had recently taken over as a children’s literature editor. The friend agreed to publish Giesel’s work. Better known today as Dr. Seuss, Giesel was never again called a failure after his first book struck it big.

Albert Einstein:

Despite being known as a true genius in the present day, this intellectual didn’t have a great start (to say he was running behind is an understatement). As a kid, he didn’t begin to speak a word until he was 4 years old. A few years later, his elementary school teachers considered him lazy because he would ask abstract questions that made no sense to others. He kept on anyway, eventually formulating the theory of relativity, something most of us still can’t understand today.

Benjamin Franklin:

A founding father, the inventor of bifocals and the lightning rod and elementary-school dropout -- it sounds crazy, but this is an accurate description of Franklin. His family couldn’t afford to finance his education after his 10th birthday, but that didn’t stop him. He read books like crazy and took every opportunity he could to learn. Ironically, Franklin is now found in the history books that 10-year-old kids around the world read every day.

Stephen King:

King is a best-selling writer (currently 350 million books sold and climbing) whose work has been made into several motion pictures. However, his first work was rejected 30 times, which lead to him throwing it in the trash. Thankfully, his wife made him keep working at, from that inauspicious start, Carrie was born.

Oprah Winfrey:

To many, losing a child is worse than losing a business. Oprah lived through this hellish reality after giving birth at 14. She managed to not only overcome this, but also being repeatedly molested by her cousin, uncle and a family friend. Despite her tragic past, she has worked hard to become a success and amass a net worth of $2.9 billion.

Thomas Edison:

Edison may just hold the record for most failed attempts before reaching success on a single project, having failed several thousand times before inventing a functional light bulb. His response has become famous to entrepreneurs: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Michael Jordan:

As a kid, Jordan loved basketball and knew he wanted to make a career out of it, though no coach would give him a chance because he was short. After using an inside connection to get into a basketball camp from which players for college teams were chosen, he got noticed by a coach, who still chose not to invite him to the team. Jordan returned home discouraged, but decided to prove the coach wrong. Now a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, just about everyone would agree he succeeded.

Walt Disney:

Disney began his career by being fired by a newspaper for not being creative enough. Later, his Mickey Mouse cartoons were rejected because they were deemed to be “too scary for women.” If that wasn’t enough, "The Three Little Pigs" was also turned down because it only had four characters.
Thankfully, we have the Disney company today because Walt chose not to listen to any of his critics and press forward towards his dreams.

Kris Carr:

We all get hit by unforeseen obstacles. For Carr, it was a rare cancer. She fought her disease head on with a new nutritional lifestyle, developing a career as a successful author and health coach in the process. Despite facing challenging circumstances from the start, she is now looked to as one the most knowledgeable experts on healthy living online today.

See Some Of Buhari's Newly Appointees!

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari is proving his critics wrong that afterall, he is not as "slow" as they term him to be, as he begins appointments, and swearing in of some top officials into his administration. 

These are some of the newly appointees: 

Mr.  Abba Kyari: Chief of Staff

Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari

 Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi: Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service

Senator Ita Enang: Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate)

Suleiman A. Kawu: Senior Special Adviser to National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

SGF Mr.  Babachir David Lawal: Secretary to the Government of the Federation

Mr. Femi Adesina: who was appointed Special Adviser on Media and Publicity some weeks ago, was on Monday, August 31 sworn in by the President. 

Chad Sentences 10 Boko - Haram Members To Death!

10 members of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram were recently sentenced to death in Chad, on terror charges after a three-day trial in N’Djamena.

This came as regional efforts continue in countering the Boko Haram insurgency. The terrorists were convicted for their roles in twin attacks on the capital in June, the first by the Nigerian-based group in Chad, which hosts the headquarters of the Multi-National Joint Task Force,  a regional force set up to fight the militants. It claimed the 38 lives.

25 year-old Corrupt Mayor Who Ran Cabinet Via WhatsApp On the Run After Embezzling $4 million School Funds!

25 year-old mayor of Bom Jardim, one of the poorest municipalities in  the state of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, is currently on the run after  authorities found evidence that some $4 million (£2.6 million) in funds for Bom Jardim's schools is missing. 

 Lidiane Leite was elected after her ex-husband, Beto Rocha, was barred from running for mayor in 2012 for alleged corruption. She was reported as boasting on social media of how she had embraced a luxurious lifestyle after becoming mayor. 

The social media site was filled with images of her drinking champagne at parties, posing with her personal trainer, or frolicking on jet skis with her friends, she lived in Sao Luis, a coastal town in between Belem and Fortaleza in Northern Brazil, and running her cabinet via WhatsApp.

Nigerians Hopeful Of Constant Electricity Supply As TCN Attains 4,810.7 Mega Watts!

In a statement signed by its Managing Director, System/Market Operation,  Mr Dipak Sarma in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city recently, Transmission Company Nigeria (TCN),  said it had attained new peak of 4,810.7 megawatts of generated electricity.

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We hope electricity supply in Nigeria only gets better as a result of this achievement.

Governor Fayose Drives Self In Tipper Lorry To Inspect Project!

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state, at the early hours of  Monday 31st August, took all by surprise, when he drove himself in a tipper lorry around the Ado Ekiti, the state capital, for the inspection of Channelization Project at Arowa - Darlimore area.  

 The Channelization Project is being done with concrete embankments to stop flooding in the area.

Friday 28 August 2015

Revealed Top Ten High Schools In The United States!

To determine which institutions do the best jobs in preparing students for college, the Newsweek High School Rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data. 

Below is a list of top Ten High schools in the United States according to the data:

1. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology -  Fairfax County, Virginia

2. High Technology High School (HTHS) - Lincroft, New Jersey

3. The Academy for Math, Science, and Engineering -  Rockaway, New Jersey

4. The Union County Magnet High School - Scotch Plains, New Jersey

5. Bergen County Academies - Hackensack, New Jersey

6. Gretchen A. Whitney High School - Cerritos, California

7. Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies  - Edison, New Jersey

8. International Academy -  Bloomfield Hills, MI

9. Academy of Allied Health and Science - Neptune Township, New Jersey

10. Walter Payton College Preparatory High School -  Chicago, Illinois

National Universities Commission Publishes List Of Illegal Institutions, Warns That Certificates Obtained From Any Of These Will Not Be Recognized!

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on it's August 24th bulletin edition, published a list of illegal degree awarding institutions currently in operations in Nigeria.

The list which was signed by the NUC Executive secretary, Julius Okojie, warned that Certificates obtained from any of these universities and colleges will not be recognized for the purpose of NYSC, employment and further studies.

See full list below:
1. University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
2. Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology Nkpor, Anambra State or any of its campuses.
3. University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos or any of its other campuses.
4. University of applied Sciences and Management Port Novo, Republic of Benin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.
5. Blacksmith University, Awka or any of its campuses.
6. Volta University College, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana or any of its other campuses in Nigeria.
7. Royal University Izhia, P.O. Box 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State or any of its other campuses.
8. Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi State or any of its other campuses.
9. Sunday Adokpela University, Otada Adoka, Otukpo, Benue State or any of its other campuses.
10. United Christian University, Macotis Campus, Imo State or any of its other campuses.
11. United Nigeria University College, Okija, Anambra State or any of its other campuses.
12. Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State or any of its other campuses.
13. UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State or any of its other campuses.
14. Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos Plateau State or any of its other campuses.
15. The International University, Missouri, USA, Kano and Lagos Study Centres, or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
16. Columbus University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
17. Tiu International University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
18. Pebbles University, UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
19. London External Studies UK operating anywhere in Nigeria.
20. Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
21. Lobi Business School Makurdi, Benue State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
22. West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria.
23. Bolta University College Aba or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
24. JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna Illegal Campus.
25. Westlan University, Esie, Kwara State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
26. St. Andrews University College, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
27. EC- Council University, USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre.
28. Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo Akwa Ibom State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
29. Concept College/University (London) Ilorin or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
30. Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
31. Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
32. Acada University, Akinlalu, Oyo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
33. Fifom University, Mbaise, Imo State or any of its campuses in Nigeria.
34. Houdegbe North American University Campuses In Nigeria.
35. Atlantic International University, Okija, Anambra State.
36. Open International University, Akure.
37. Middle Belt University (North Central University), Otukpo.
38. Leadway University, Ugheli, Delta State.
39. Metro University, Dutse/Bwari, Abuja.
40. Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State.
41. Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State.
42. Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja.
43. Temple University.
44. Irish University Business School London, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
45. National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
46. University of Accountability and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos Ibadan Expressway and its Annex at 41, Ikorodu Road Lagos.
47. University of Education, Winneba Ghana, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
48. Cape Cost University, Ghana, operating anywhere inNigeria.
49. African University Cooperative Development (AUCD), Cotonou, Benin Republic, operating anywhere in Nigeria.
50. Pacific Western University, Denver, Colorado, Owerri Study Centre.
51. Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos.
52. Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko Campus).
53. Career Light Resources Centre, Jos.
54. University of West Africa, kwali-Abuja, FCT.
55. Coastal University, Iba-Oku, Akwa-Ibom State.
56. Kaduna Business School, Kaduna.
57. Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger Delta.

The NUC also listed eight illegal institutions which it says are currently undergoing investigations and court actions. The commission said the action will lead to the prosecution of the proprietors and recovery of illegal fees and charges on subscribers.

The Universities are:
1. National University of Nigeria, Keffi, Nasarawa state.
2. North Central University, Otukpo, Benue State.
3. Christ Alive Christian Seminary and University, Enugu.
4. Richmond Open University, Arochukwu, Abia State.
5. West Coast University, Umuahia.
6. Saint Clements University, Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State.
7. Volta University College, Aba, Abia State.
8. Illegal Satellite Campuses of Ambrose Ali University.

If you find the name of your school in this list, please request for a full refund of your school fees.

Thursday 27 August 2015

500 Days On, Our Girls Still Missing!

It's exactly 500 days, and the high school girls kidnapped from their hostels at Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State - Nigeria, at night on 14/15 April 2014, are still missing. 

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Apart from the regular news of Boko-Haram's (the terrorist sect which claimed responsibility for the kidnappings) onslaughts on innocent and harmless villagers in some Northern communities, especially those near the Nigerian/Cameroon/Chad border, and efforts of the Nigerian/Cameroon/Chad military to combat them, absolutely nothing has been heard of, in a long while concerning the where about and well being of the girls.

Wednesday 26 August 2015

Flavour Recognized As One Of Africa's Top Global Acts!

Nigerian R & B artiste, Chinedu Okoli, better known by his stage name, Flavour Nabania, was recently recognised as one of Africa's top global acts in the U.K's first African music exhibition, tagged "Sounds Of Africa.

Here's wishing him more grease to his elbow.

Reporter, Cameraman Killed During A Live Broadcast!

Two journalists, a reporter and cameraman were at the early hours of Wednesday, 26th August, around 6:45 a.m, shot and killed  at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., near Smith Mountain Lake during a live broadcast. 
The victims, identified as 24 year-old Alison Parker, and her 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, both staff of WDBJ7, in Virginia, United States. 
Video footage captured part of the shooting on the air as Parker was interviewing Vicky Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce, who was shot in the back and later rushed to the hospital for surgery. Her condition was not immediately clear. The showed image of a man who appeared to be holding a handgun.
Confirming the incident, Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia stated in a twit: 
"Heartbroken over senseless murders today in Smith Mountain Lake. State Police on scene working w/ local law agencies to capture suspect".
Authorities say the suspect, a former employee of WDBJ7, later identified by authorities as Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williamskilled himself near mile marker 17, on I-66 in Faquier County at about 11:25 a.m

South Sudan President Signs Peace Deal With Rebels!

In what signifies peace at last for Sudan, after more than a week of refusing to do so, Salva Kiir, South Sudan President on Wednesday August 26, signed a peace deal with rebels at a ceremony attended by African regional leaders in the capital city - Juba. 

Present at the  peace deal signing event were the Ethiopian Prime MinisterKenya and Uganda presidents, who facilitated and mediated on the negotiations. The rebel leader Riek Machar  earlier signed the accord in the Ethiopia,  but said on the same day that his government needed more time to study the text.

Schlumberger Buys Over Cameron International Corporation!

World’s largest oilfield-services provider, Schlumberger Ltdagreed to buy Cameron  International Corporation for $66.36 a share in a deal valued at $14.8 billion.

When concluded, Cameron stockholders will receive 0.716 Schlumberger shares and a cash payment of $14.44 in exchange for each Cameron share, according to a regulatory statement on Wednesday, August 26th.
Information indicates that the deal is expected to gradually add to Schlumberger earnings per share in the first year after closing while they see a combined $900 million in synergies in the first two years, according to the statement. Goldman Sachs Group acted as financial adviser for Schlumberger while Credit Suisse Group AG acted as adviser for Cameron.
This deal  comes after the proposed merger between Halliburton, the second-biggest oilfield services provider and Baker Hughes in a deal valued at near $35 billion announced last November. It is also expected to offer new growth opportunities by creating the industry's first complete drilling and production systems

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Lion Kills Guide At Zimbabwean Park Where Cecil Was Shot!

In what looks like a 'cartoon revenge story', but very sad, a lion mauled a guide leading six tourists on a walking safari in the Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion lived before he was killed.
Quinn Swales, who was killed by a male lion.
Late Quinn Terence Swales
Authorities said the guide identified as 40 year-old Quinn Terence Swales, was attacked on Monday, August 24, after the group left their vehicle to inspect a pride of lions with cubs under a tree in the Hwange National Park, the country’s largest natural reserve.
 According to Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba, Some cubs came near the tourists and one adult lion identified as Nxaha charged at them,” 
“The adult lion retreated for a while and then came charging at the guide. It knocked him down and mauled him on the neck and shoulder.” 
Charamba further urged visitors to game parks to “remain wary even when the animals appear friendly because with an animal you can never predict its next move".
Swales, was airlifted from the scene, regrettably, he was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in the resort town of Victoria Falls.
Confirmed the incident in a statement, owners of the safari camp stated: “It is with deep regret and great sadness that we are able to confirm the death of Quinn Swales, a Camp Hwange professional guide, who was fatally mauled by a male lion whilst out on a walking safari,”.
We can confirm that Quinn did everything he could to successfully protect his guests and ensure their safety, and that no guests were injured.”

So sad, lets hope there are better safety measures introduced to protect both guides and tourists.