Showing posts from November, 2017

Libya allows emergency migrant evacuations after slavery uproar

Libya agreed Wednesday with key EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, mostly to their home countries, French President Emmanuel Macron said.The decision was taken after Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara called for “all urgent measures” to end slave trading and other migrant abuses in Libya at an EU-Africa summit in Abidjan.
The leaders of Libya, France, Germany, Chad, Niger and four other countries “decided on an extreme emergency operation to evacuate from Libya those who want to be,” Macron told reporters after their emergency talks on the summit sidelines.The summit comes just two weeks after US network CNN aired footage of black Africans sold as slaves in Libya, sparking outrage from political leaders and street protests in African and European capitals.“Libya restated its agreement to identify the camps where barbaric scenes have been identified,” Macron said, adding Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fa…

Buhari: Nigerians stranded in Libya will be brought back home – President

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and rehabilitated.The President was reacting to the recent slave trade of Nigerians in Libya.The President was quoted to have stated this on Tuesday, November 28, 2017,  in Abidjan while addressing Nigerians in the Diaspora.Presidential aide, Garba Shehu said Buhari also vowed to reduce the number of Nigerians heading for Europe illegally through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea.The President assured that his administration would provide basic social amenities such as education, healthcare, and food security at home so that Nigerian would have to seek greener pastures abroad.According to the statement, Buhari had n interactive session with members of the Nigerian Community in Cote D’ Ivoire on the margins of the 5th AU-EU Summit.He said all necessary steps will be taken to curb the tide of illegal migration by Nigerians.Also reacting to the report of th…

MOST LIKED Instagram Posts Of 2017 Revealed

The results are out and it looks like babies have won Instagram this year. The top five most-liked Instagram posts of 2017 are out, and - apart from all belonging to celebrities - most of them share a common theme.The list, which is comprised of posts from Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, and Cristiano Ronaldo only, centres around babies and pregnancy, showing that Instagram’s 600 million or so users have a maternal side.Coming in first, Beyoncé’s Instagram post announcing her pregnancy with twins received a whopping 11,180,238 likes and broke the record for the most-liked Instagram post ever.
Receiving 8m likes in the first 24 hours, it is no wonder the now-iconic pregnancy announcement topped the list. Continue...However, Cristiano Ronaldo proved the birth of his newborn baby girl was just as special with a picture of himself and his girlfriend holding their infant daughter in the hospital.Featuring a smiling Ronaldo and his radiant girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, the post racked up 11,028,82…

I Had Cancer, Was Given 2 Months to Live, The Lord Healed Me – Lady shares her story

A Nigerian lady, Yvonne Ebadan Ogbefua, has recounted how she was miraculously healed by God of Sacorma, a form of cancer that attacks the soft tissue which knocked her down.Read her story...
“Happy birthday to me. Its my testimony. Roughly four years ago, I was diagnosed with a form of cancer that attacks the soft tissue. Its called sacorma. It started as a very small lump just by my right side in my stomach region. I was on drugs, but it grew by the day.Then chemotherapy was introduced. This treatment was said to be an aggressive form of treating cancer.but instead, I will say, it fed this,and made me weak. Then the dosage was oh my!! I became too weak to even stand or sit. Was I praying all these while? Yes! To the intent I taught God has gone on vacation.Then the bomb came. YVONNE YOU ONLY HAVE TWO MONTHS TO LIVE. I rejected it instantly! That was not what my father said to me in Isaiah 65:20. I didn’t have to tell nobody the news. The only people who heard, were the …

PHOTOS: Wole Soyinka’s Son, Tunlewa, Weds In America

Oretunlewa, son of Nobel Laurette Wole Soyinka, over the weekend got married to his sweetheart of 8 years, Nneka Ekechukwu, in Atlanta, US. Friends and relations were present. More photos...

Monaco Appoint Nigeria’s Michael Emenalo As Sporting Director

Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Neymar shakes hands with Monaco’s Portuguese midfielder Rony Lopes (L) at the end of their football match on November 26, 2017. Valery HACHE / AFPLigue 1 side Monaco have appointed Michael Emenalo as the new sporting director of the club.The club announced this on Monday on their website, saying the former Nigerian international would take charge of all sports matters under the authority of Vadim Vasilyev, the club’s Vice President.The 52-year-old got the job after he had previously managed a similar position at Premier League side Chelsea, where he was a key member.During his time in London, Chelsea won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the League Cup, Europa League and, of course, the Champions League in 2012.During the period, the Blues signed key players such as Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and N’Golo Kanté, among others.Emenalo also assisted in driving the technical programmes of Chelsea Academy and international network, building one of …

Milan Appoint Gattuso New Manager To Restore Glory Days

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 08, 2012 shows former Sion’s player Gennaro Gattuso during a friendly football match between FC Sion and Olympique of Marseille. FABRICE COFFRINI / AFPFallen Italian giants AC Milan made combative former player Gennaro Gattuso their new boss on Monday after sacking Vincenzo Montella following a disappointing start to the season.The seven-time European champions released Montella after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday left them seventh in Serie A, 18 points behind leaders Napoli.In 39-year-old Gattuso, the Chinese-owned club have turned to a member of one of their most successful sides, but he has little coaching pedigree.Milan thanked Montella for his efforts and said in a statement: “Management of the first team is entrusted to Gennaro Gattuso.”Gattuso made a total of 468 appearances for AC Milan between 1999 and 2012, winning a reputation as a rugged defensive midfielder and earning the nickname “Rino”, on account of his verbal raging a…

Naira depreciates to N360.32/$ in I&E

The naira Monday depreciated slightly to The naira  depreciated slightly to  N360.32 per dollar at the Investors & Exporters (I&E) window.Data from the Financial Market Dealers Quote (FMDQ) revealed that the in
dicative exchange rate for the window rose by 7 kobo to N360.32 per dollar yesterday from N360.25 per dollar last week.The window also recorded transaction volume of $227.73 million.The naira however remained stable at N364 per dollar at the parallel market.

AFCON failure pushed Eagles to qualify for 2018 World Cup – Pinnick

Failure to qualify for two straight AFCONS was what pushed the Super Eagles to qualify for next year’s World Cup, according to NFF president Amaju Pinnick.
Super Eagles forward Oghenekaro Etebo (C) tries to outwit South African defence during their 2019 AFCON qualifier at Goodswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Photo: AFPNigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 AFCONS and Pinnick said that spurred the NFF to ensure the country did not miss out on the World Cup in Russia.“We knew we were condemned to qualify, and everybody worked hard for it,” he said.“We identified the areas that needed extra effort and also knew that we needed to get a top–notch coach as well as be relevant in the game’s boardroom internationally.“We scored bull’s eye in both areas and these helped us greatly in the campaign.”He again restated his belief the Eagles fly high at Russia 2018.“I want to also commend the players and the technical crew and backroom staff,” he saluted.“They a…

Tech: An Austrian designer created 'substitute phones' with plastic and stone beads to help people deal with smartphone addiction

A designer in Austria made plastic "substitute phones" to help people curb their smartphone addiction.The "phones" have beads built into them that simulate the feel of swiping, tapping, and zooming on real smartphones.The objects are meant to help with the "withdrawal symptoms" people experience when setting down their smartphones. 
Klemens Schillinger wants to help you kick your smartphone addiction.Schillinger, a Vienna-based designer, has created some phone-sized objects that are meant to help wean users off their real devices. The series of five "substitute phones" don't have any digital features and can't connect to cellular or WiFi networks. Instead, they have rows of marble-like beads that simulate the feel of swiping, zooming, and tapping on actual smartphones.The idea was "to make [a] tool that gives you a physical connection and satisfactory feeling, but you are not able to escape into the web," Schillinger said in an …

Girl Smarts: What's better: getting your hair cut when it's wet or dry?

Getting your hair washed in the salon before getting your cut and blow out may seem de rigeur.So you'll be surprised to learn (as we were) that not all trims require getting dunked in the salon sink first. But who—or more precisely, what strand type—should get which? Los Angeles hairstylist Anh Co Tran breaks it down.WetIf you want to wear your hair on the straighter side and/or want a cut that's roughly all one length (like a blunt lob), this is your best snip strategy. It's the easiest way to get clean, precise lines. It's also the preferred method for pixies, since any sort of bend at the root during the chop can throw off the design of the cut and end up making it look too short.DryIf you plan on wearing your hair with natural (i.e., not from an iron) curls or waves at least half the time, opt for a dry cut. This technique allows stylists to pay closer attention to your curl patterns and cut in a way that enhances them. Also, for those whose hair has issues—say, it…

Tech: The best concept cars of 2017

These are some of our favorite concept cars that we have featured throughout the year of 2017. Following is a transcript of the video.#1The "Hum Rider" has hydraulic lifts in the wheels. They push 9 feet into the air. Plenty of room to cruise over traffic.#2If you love touch screens, this is the car for you. This is Corning's Connected Car prototype. Everything is a touch screen including the steering wheel.#3Lexus has made a car covered in LEDs. This is the 2017 Lexus LIT IS. It has 41,999 LEDs that cover the sedan in designs and colors. Its lighting can also react to people and sounds around it.#4Volkswagen wants to take self-driving cars to the next level. This is Sedric. The concept car has a literal friendly face. It has no pedals or steering wheel. Movement would be controlled by a digital assistant.#5This Toyota concept crossover is for Gen Y. Behold the Toyota FT-4X Concept. Toyota thinks millennials need a car for "casualcore" outings. Multiple storage…

CAF African Player of the Year 2017: Moses, Mane, Salah make 11-man shortlist; Troost-Ekong excluded

Nigeria and Chelsea wing-back/forward, Victor Moses is among the players named in the new 11-man shortlist for the 2018 Aiteo CAF African Player Award.The Confederation of African Football announced the shortlist through its Twitter handle on Monday.Moses’ Nigerian compatriot, William Troost-Ekong, who made the initial 30-man shortlist does not make the 11-man list.Moses is joined in the shortlist by Kenyan goalkeeper, Dennis Onyango; Burkinabe forward,Bertrand Traore; and Egyptian forward, Mo Salah.Other players on the shortlist include Keita Balde,Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Vincent Aboubakar.Victor Moses is expected to be a front runner for the award after contributing immensely to Chelsea's title-winning season.However, he is expected to face stiff competition from the likes of Mo’ Salah who is enjoying a stellar start to life at Liverpool and Dortmund striker, P.E Aubameyang.ALSO READ: Moses, Salah among nominees for the BBC African Player of the Year awardThe African Playe…

Strategy: A look inside the career of MacKenzie Bezos, who wrote her first novel at age 6 and was Toni Morrison's favorite student

Back to Article• MacKenzie Bezos, the wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is an award-winning novelist.• She's had literary ambitions since she was six years old.• Bezos is now the author of two novels, "The Testing of Luther Albright" and "Traps."
When Jeff Bezos told his wife MacKenzie about his idea for a new company, she was immediately on board.Bezos traveled with her husband to Seattle, where she worked for the fledgling Amazon as an accountant.The move was a bit of a departure for the Princeton grad, who had long dreamed of becoming a writer. But she was eager to support her husband."To me, watching your spouse, somebody that you love, have an adventure — what is better than that?" MacKenzie said during an interview with CBS.Since the early days of Amazon, Bezos has gone on to pursue her literary dreams, publishing two novels, "The Testing of Luther Albright" in 2005 and "Traps" in 2013.Here's a look at the career of award-win…

Fitness: Here are the best gym apps every beginner should have

We have decided to show you how you can access easy and fun workouts straight from your cell phone.because we know how difficult and frustrating it can be for a beginner to keep up with those tedious workout sessions that are must done in other to lose weight.Why a mobile app?It is true that maintaining fitness requires daily habits and lifestyle changes. But to get it right, a few little nudges in the right direction from your mobile phone might actually make the difference.Apart from that, there are apps that encourages you to bring out your competitive side. They motivate you to work out: Strava is a precise example.Interestingly, this app which is a running and bicycling app lets you compete against every other person who has signed up to use it.The app collects everyone's routes and times, breaks them into segments, and tells who is the fastest. And peradventure you happen to be the fastest on the road, everyone using Strava near you will know it. That sounds like fun, right?

Nigerians criticize National Universities Commission Boss After His Son Graduates From UK University

Congrats are in order for Adamu Abubakar Rasheed, the son of the current Executive Secretary National Universities Commission; Prof. Adamu Abubakar Rasheed, after bagging a Ph.D degree in Engineering at a university in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.While others are congratulating the man for his achievement, others have been outraged and worried as to why the son of a former Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano and the boss of the National Universities Commission, would study abroad with the condition of universities in Nigeria.
Some are even calling for the immediate resignation of the NUC boss after flying to the UK to grace his son’s graduation.
See Nigerians’ reactions below;

President Donald Trump Slams CNN On Social Media, CNN Responds With Epic Clapback

The US president, Donald J. Trump took to social media to slam CNN and praise conservative news media, Fox News, but CNN wasn’t here for him.Trump, through Twitter, stated that CNN is a major source of fake news.According to him, FOX news is better than the media company.
He wrote;@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!

CNN replied;

RCCG Pastor With Human Skull Tattoo On His Arm Killed In Lagos

A Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor, Victor Kanayo, was murdered in Offin, Igbogbo area of Ikorodu in Lagos state today Sunday, November 26th.According to the statement released by the Lagos state police command spokesperson, Chike Oti, the command has made a couple of arrests and suspects are being questioned with a view to discover the author of the heinous crime.
Oti added that the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has dispatched a team of crack detectives to unravel those behind the murder; dig into the past of the victim and see if there is a correlation between his past and his fate.
The issue of his past before he became a born again christian is of interest to the police because of a human skull tattoo drawn on his left arm which gives the victim away as one who may have belonged to any of the dreaded cult groups.
Meanwhile investigation into  case is ongoing, findings will be made public as usual by the Cp Lagos State.

Disheartening! This Nigerian Lady Poured Hot Water Mixed With Pepper & Salt On Her Departmental President (Photos)

A second year Community Health Extension Worker student, Miss Odinke Sylvester, has reportedly been accused of pouring a hot water mixed with pepper and salt on one Mr. Ethoti Uno. 
Mr. Ethoti Uno is the President of Community Health Department, College of Health Technology, Calabar, Cross River state capital.
See photos below and what Facebook user, Adat Adat Obona, wrote...
My Monday morning was bastardized by a dastard and gruesome action of Miss Odinke Sylvester, a second year Community Health Extension Worker student, who reportedly poured a hot water mixed with pepper and salt on Mr. Ethoti Uno the President of Community Health Department, College of Health Technology, Calabar.
Eye witness reported that Mr Ethoti was at the practicum site at Abini Biase LGA on Friday to address some abnormalities bordering on misbehavior exhibited by Miss Odinke Sylvester, when fight broke between the two of them and Odinke resolved to bathing Ethoti with combination of hot water, salt and pepper. M…