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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Yemi Alade gushes over her supposed “big backside” – fans don’t seem to agree with her



Naija songstress Yemi Alade recently got overtaken by the illusion that the future she’s got behind her is so bright that she took to social media to gush over her backside which she referred to as “massive.” But fans don’t seem to agree.
The self-acclaimed “Mama Africa” made to fill fans in on how a certain attire she acquired could not contain her body, as her big butt wouldn’t let the dress fit. It was kind of interestingly weird to her fans who are of the opinion that the future she has behind her isn’t that bright. However, Yemi Alade doesn’t seem to share the same opinion with them.
Like they say, it all depends on how you see yourself. It is also said that you are what you see yourself to be. Yemi obviously admires ladies with big butts and can’t stand not being one of them. So, even though she doesn’t have that much of a big butt, the songstress places herself in the class of the likes of actresses Didie Ekanem and Mercy Johnson.
Sharing a photo of herself adorned with an all-white outfit with a platinum wig, the singer captioned it thus; “So I couldn't fit into my dress last night because of the MANY BLESSINGS I am carrying behind me. But @emmykasbit came through with this white Dress suit I decided to pair them with these white pants.” Guys, do you agree with her???
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These Photos Of Chidinma In Ankara Are Totally Beautiful



Petite Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile shared these stunning photos of herself rocking Ankara as she stepped out yesterday.
Chidinma Ekile, popularly known as Miss Kedike, is one celebrity known for her love for wearing Ankara prints ensembles or accessorizing with Ankara jewellery.
Chidinma is one of the few celebrities who have inspired young Nigerian girls and women that they can wear their native Ankara prints and still look very fashionable.
The Kedike princess without any doubt loves native attires a lot and you can see that from most of her outfits.
Here are the photos she shared on social media:


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You sing unreasonable songs - Fan attacks Yemi Alade


Singer Yemi Alade got more than she bargained for following a new photos she posted on IG.
The singer, who is set to release a new album BLACKMAGIC had taken to the social media platform to prmote the project but was met with dislike from a fan.
The fan simply told Yemi, she no longer enjoys her music as she now sings about unreasonable things.
Who agrees with this fan though?
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Popular Jamaican Actor and Dance-hall Star, Ninja Man and Son Convicted of Murder


Jamaican dancehall singer and actor, Desmond Ballentyne a.k.a Ninjaman was yesterday, found guilty of a murder committed eight years ago following the more than 3-hour deliberation by the 7-member jury.
 
51-year-old Ninjaman, who was handcuffed to his co-accused, flashed a smile and said “A suh it go, man” as he exited the courtroom. His co-accused - his son, Janiel, and Dennis Clayton - were also found guilty of the murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as “Trooper”, in March 2009.
 
According to the Jamaican Observer, he was found guilty of murder and shooting with intent, while his co-accused were convicted of murder after the jury heard testimony from the main witness whom the prosecution named only as “Witness A”.
 
The entertainer was arrested in 2009 and remanded in custody for three years before he was offered bail.
 
Yesterday, after they were convicted in the Home Circuit Court, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn told reporters that the murder had its foundation in a domestic dispute between two tenants on Lower Marl Road in Kingston 11 that escalated on March 16, 2009 and continued the following day.
 
“One tenant contacted her granddaughter, who was the babymother of Clayton. The other tenant basically had 'Witness A' dealing with the matter. Out of that threats were issued and the following morning, on the 17th of March, 2009, Desmond Ballentyne, his son Janiel, and Dennis Clayton returned to the scene,” Llewellyn stated.
 
She said that just before the shots were fired, Ninjaman and his son were seen with guns.
 
 
The DPP explained that on March 17, Johnson, who had gone to visit his friend, was inside the yard talking when Clayton and other men, including Seymour Samuels, who was also accused but has since died, pushed the gate and entered the yard.
 
An argument developed between Clayton, Johnson and the key witness; however, Clayton and his friends left the yard. But shortly after there was a stone-throwing incident between the parties after which Clayton threatened to kill the witness, according to the DPP.
 
She said Clayton, who was armed with a cutlass, was seen among a group of people who were talking and pointing in the witness's direction. Shortly after, Janiel Ballentyne was seen in a motor car that drove to Johnson's gate and stopped. He alighted and confronted Johnson and 'Witness A' .
 
Subsequently, the men went to their respective homes on Lower Marl Road. Minutes later, Johnson went to the witness's house. Hours later the car returned with Ninjaman, his son, and Clayton who all threatened to kill the men.
 
The three left, but approximately three hours later they returned in the motor car. Johnson and the witness ran in separate directions.
 
The DPP said that in an attempt to get away both men went through a hole in a fence. The witness said he saw Johnson, armed with a cutlass, chopping and pushing the fence to prevent his attackers from entering through the hole.
 
Upon hearing a loud explosion and Johnson's cry, the DPP said the witness saw Clayton, who later disappeared.

“So in all the circumstances, the Crown used circumstantial evidence to infer that not only were they properly identified, not only were Jeniel and Desmond Ballentyne armed with guns, but that they were the persons who fired, causing the demise of Ricardo Johnson,” Llewellyn said, adding that the eight-year-old case was a challenging one.
 
The convicts are to be sentenced on December 15.
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Many Killed As Robbers Block Sheme-Kankara Road



According to Daily Trust, indiscriminate shooting by suspected armed robbers has left many people dead along Kankara- Sheme road in Katsina state.
 
The incident according to an eye witness occurred last Saturday around 9:00pm close to Mabai village in Kankara LGA, where motorists from Kano to Sokoto through Katsina were trapped.
 
Alhaji Umar Aminu Sarkin Shanun Sheme, who lost a daughter to the incident, said the robbers did not attack Sheme grains market as was reported in some sections of the media.
 
“The incident happened around 9:00pm close to Mabai village where a team of robbers blocked the Sheme- Kankara road and shot sporadically at about 20 passengers; many of the victims were going to Zamfara, Sokoto or Kebbi states. My daughter was shot dead while her mother narrowly escaped unhurt.” Aminu said.
 
He added that over twenty cars were stopped by the robbers while some managed to flee the scene amidst sporadic shootings.
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Too Romantic! Nigerian Man Melt Hearts Online After Proposing to Single Mother and Her Daughter (Photos)


The photos of a Nigerian man has gone viral on the internet as he was seen proposing to his girlfriend and her daughter. 
 
The young Nigerian man identified as Abimbola, has taken to his Instagram page to share lovely photos from his wedding proposal to the love of his life, Jessica Iwelu and her daughter, Olamide. 
 
 
In his post which has gone viral on social media, Abimbola revealed that he is so happy that Iwelu’s daughter accepted him to be a loving father to her after he proposed to his sweetheart with a diamond ring while he gave her daughter a necklace. 
 
His post reads: “Love won!! Not only did she say yes, her daughter also agreed that I be her father. I couldn't be happier to start this journey with @iwelu_j and be a father to Olamide. I love you both so much IssaEngagement.” 
 
 
See post below: 
 
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At Last, Help Finally Comes the Way of Ailing Actor Sadiq Daba


Veteran actor Sadiq Daba, reportedly diagnosed with leukemia and prostate cancer, is about to be flown to the United Kingdom for intensive treatment.
 
Daba had complained about shortage of funds, hence, colleagues and friends rallied around to raise funds for him.
 
Ace broadcaster Soni Irabor, who was among those rallying support for the ailing artiste, made the announcement on his Instagram page, iraborsoni, adding that enough funds had been gathered for the actor.
 
A total of N10.5m had so far been raised as at Monday morning, November 20, 2017.
 
Irabor wrote: “It’s time to say thanks to you all. Sadiq Daba is set to move out for (sic) the UK where he will be starting treatment.

“While we say thanks, we say please let’s not be stuck midway with this, we still need more from you.

“The account is still up and we look forward to receiving from you. God bless you.”
 
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Sadiq Daba is a Nigerian actor and former broadcaster.
 
In 2015, he won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for his role as “Inspector Waziri” in the acclaimed movie “October 1.” 
 
-NAN
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Cheers, Tears for Robert Mugabe


Only Latin American soldiers once rivalled those of Africa in coup making expertise.
 
In 1991 when Generals of the Soviet Red Army attempted a coup in Moscow, it failed woefully and it led to the breakup of the Soviet Union into fifteen republics. I remember my saying at the time that a Sergeant in the Togolese Army, Gnassingbe Eyadema, and a Master Sergeant in the Liberian Army, Samuel Kanyon Doe, successfully carried out military coups in their countries but Generals who commanded nuclear forces could not do so in Moscow.
 
The military coup, such as it is, that has been unfolding in Zimbabwe since last week has taken African expertise in coup making to another level. In December 1986 Mwalimu Julius Nyerere spoke at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs in Lagos. He said there had been 69 successful military coups in Africa up to that time.
 
Only a year after Nyerere spoke, one of the most dastardly coups ever took place in Burkina Faso where Captain Blaise Compaore killed Captain Thomas Sankara, one of the brightest leaders ever to emerge from Africa. When he heard of the killing at the time, French President Francois Mitterrand said, “What a waste!”
 
I have not done an accurate count but between 1986 and the mid-1990s when coup-making in Africa began to taper off, we must had passed the 100 successful coups mark. Military coups are no longer two a penny in Africa but we had one as recently as 2013 when Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi toppled the Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. We had another abortive coup in Burundi in 2015 when General Godefroid Niyombare prematurely announced the sacking of President Pierre Nkurunziza. 
 
One would have thought by now that there are no tricks left to learn in the art of African coup making, until General Constantino Chiwenga of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces came along. The whole world has been trying since last week to make sense out of what he is doing. Soon after President Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, General Chiwenga publicly declared that the military would “step in” to stop the in-fighting in ZANU-PF, the liberation movement that has ruled Zimbabwe since the end of British colonisation and White minority rule in March 1980.
 
When I first heard of the declaration, I muttered to myself that a coup was already underway. An Army General does not make that kind of public remark until his tanks were ready to roll. It reminds me of what General Olusegun Obasanjo wrote in his book Not My Will, that when Colonel Abdullahi Mohammed went to his house to tell him about the July 1975 coup that toppled General Gowon, he later realised that telling him was part of the coup’s execution, not planning.
 
Even though their tanks surrounded Mugabe’s house, placed him under house arrest and blocked government buildings, the soldiers did not hurt Mugabe or his hated wife, Grace. Instead they allowed him to receive a phone call from South African President Jacob Zuma, to receive a South African delegation, to attend a graduation ceremony of the Open University in full academic robes, and to undertake protracted negotiations with the coup leaders. The Generals even broadcast television footages of themselves saluting Mugabe and warmly shaking his hand.  This is the most gentle, the most courteous and the most civil coup d’état ever seen in Africa.
 
Why did the Zimbabwean Generals do it that way? One reason is that these soldiers see themselves as a continuation of ZANLA [Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army], the military wing of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe Africa National Union, ZANU. Even though the brutal bush war that ZANLA and ZIPRA fought against Ian Smith’s UDI [Unilateral Declaration of Independence] government ended in 1979 when Mugabe agreed to attend the Lancaster House talks in London, these soldiers believe they are the ideological continuity from that era. They have no intention of overthrowing ZANU-PF from power or harming their revolutionary father, Mugabe. All they want is that he should not sack other revolutionary heroes of that era and place his crafty wife Grace in line to succeed him.  
 
There is also pressure from the Southern Africa Development Community [SADC] whose chairman Jacob Zuma warned that it would not accept an unconstitutional change in Zimbabwe. So the Generals went about removing Mugabe in a “constitutional” manner. They pleaded with him to resign. When he refused, they orchestrated a street demonstration against him last Friday. Yesterday, ZANU-PF’s Central Committee met in Harare and sacked Mugabe as party leader. It then gave him until noon today to resign as president or else the ZANU-PF dominated Parliament would meet tomorrow and impeach him. The vote would be near-unanimous since the opposition parties have long demanded for Mugabe’s impeachment. I was wondering whether these “constitutional” steps will stand up to legal scrutiny since the soldiers are holding a gun to everyone’s head.
 
In writing about Robert Mugabe, I think of three Nigerians in particular who hold [held] him in the highest esteem. One is Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, who wrote about Mugabe with the highest reverence. The other is my late friend Mohammed Idris Koko, alias Danzaria, who stood outside the gates of Lancaster House in London everyday during the talks to cheer Robert Mugabe, to jeer Joshua Nkomo and to throw eggs at Bishop Abel Muzorewa and Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, not to mention Ian Smith. 
 
The third Nigerian man I know who loved Mugabe so much was, me. As president of the University of Sokoto Students Union in 1980, I led a massive demonstration by students of four higher institutions to the Government House. There, I delivered a letter to Governor Shehu Kangiwa for onward transmission to President Shehu Shagari to protest the conduct of Lord Soames, the British colonial Governor of Zimbabwe who we accused of trying to rig the transition in favour of Joshua Nkomo. On the night that votes in the Zimbabwe independence election were being counted, I sat close to Cleopas Edwin Murapa and three other Zimbabwean students in exile who the Federal Government had placed in Sokoto’s Federal College of Arts and Science as part of our “frontline state” obligations. When we heard on BBC that Mugabe had won, we danced throughout the night. 
 
The 37 year tenure of Robert Gabriel Mugabe first as prime minister then as president of Zimbabwe has been tumultuous, for want of a better word. Three things caused me to have second thoughts about Robert Mugabe. The first was the civil war known as Gukurahundi in Matabele province, home base of Joshua Nkomo where thousands died in 1981-83. Based on the alleged discovery of weapons in ZAPU farms, Mugabe arrested and incarcerated Lt General Dumiso Dabengwa and Major General Lookout Masuku, the two top commanders of Nkomo’s Zimbabwe Peoples Revolutionary Army [ZIPRA], which fought Ian Smith as fiercely as Mugabe’s ZANLA did.
 
My second disappointment was with the land redistribution program that started in 1987. In 2001 when I said this in my column in New Nigerian, Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Nigeria drove from Abuja to Kaduna the next day and engaged me in a long debate. I entirely agreed with him that at the level of sentiment, Zimbabweans were right to think that liberation had not come as long as Whites owned most of the land. Yet, I did not think it was a wise idea to destroy the best commercial farming in Africa in the name of giving pieces of land back to peasant farmers. Since then, Africa has seen the difference between Mugabe’s approach and the Mandela/ANC approach to the same problem in South Africa. 
 
Mugabe was a major bulwark against imperialist meddling in Africa but he did not know when to quit, after 37 years in power and 93 years of age. That was my third and final disappointment.
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See the Satellite Towns and Other Settlements Areas to Be Demolished in Abuja


The Federal Capital Territory Administration has said it would carry out massive demolition of illegal structures in Lugbe, Kuje, Kubwa, Monkey Village and other satellite towns and settlements in the Federal Capital Territory.
 
According to Punch, the announcement was made by the Director, Development Control Department, Muktar Galadima, who said the affected structures had been marked and their occupants notified about the impending demolition exercise, which he said would also affect various squatter settlements.
 
Addressing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, the director said his men would also demolish the Fisherman Village behind NAF Conference Centre, Jabi, by December; as well as unapproved structures on Oladipo Diya Road.

“We have a time-table. Unlike what obtained in the past, we always like to give ample time, sensitise you before we move in.

“Now, we are going to Oladipo Diya Road tomorrow (today), we are using the mobile court to prosecute the offenders. We also want to go to Kuje, Lugbe where land racketeering is taking place, Kubwa and other towns,”Galadima said.
 
Reacting to the allegation by residents of Paipe community that they were not warned before their structures were pulled down on Tuesday, Galadima said he held a meeting with the people in respect of the exercise three months ago.
 
He added that the chief of Paipe was also at the meeting where it was decided that only the illegal structures would be pulled down, noting that the affected buildings were less than 50, contrary to the claims that his officials destroyed 500 homes.
 
Responding to claims by the demolition victims that they bought their land from the Gwari chief in the community, the development control boss advised members of the public to carry out due diligence at the appropriate agency before buying land.
 
He stated that building approvals are now ready in three months, adding that his department was working to simplify the process further to stimulate investment and boost development in the FCT.
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My Wife Is Having Affairs With Five Men, Fights Me With Knife, Broken Bottles - Husband Reveals


One Olamilekan Yusuf has told the Ile Tuntun Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State that he wants his marriage annuled, NAN reports.
 
“My lord, I’m not likely to see the end of the year if I go further in this marriage with my wife. She’s violent and always threatened me with dangerous objects any time we have a misunderstanding. I pray the court to please separate us.”  he said
 
Olamilekan had dragged his wife, Damilola to court, praying that it dissolves their 10-year-old union on the accounts that she was disobedient, rude and violent. He added that she was adulterous and that he knew quite a number of her lovers.
 
He thus told the court to terminate their relationship and grant him custody of their two children.
 
“My lord, my 10-year-old marriage to my wife has been void of the intimacy and fulfillment I desire.  My experience from the day one of our marriage has been that of frustration all because of my wife’s irresponsible and indecent acts.
“She took to leaving home as early as 6:00 a.m. and retuning not earlier than 10:00 p.m. from the outset of our marriage. She, therefore, doesn’t prepare me breakfast and this continued when we started having our children.

“Our children lack proper care while the house is always looking untidy and dirty.

“Whenever I complain about her care free attitude towards me and our children, she will flare up and rain abuses on me.  On many occasions, this will result into a fight.

“Any time we fight, she will turn violent and rush for a knife or a broken bottle and threaten to stab me with either.

“Our neighbours do come to my rescue on many occasions, but she will end up fighting them.

“She has no friends among our neighbours because she has fought with all of them. Her relationship with my family members is also poor. She has no respect and regard for my mother and elder sister, they therefore keep her at arm’s length, “the plaintiff stated in court.

“My lord, the worst of it all is that she’s promiscuous. She has been unfaithful to me since the past six years. I have the phone numbers of eight of her lovers and know five of them. Two out of her lovers are dead.

“My wife receives calls from her lovers in my presence late in the night. I have come across love text messages sent to her by her lovers which she can’t deny.

“My lord, I’m tired of her indecent lifestyle and I don’t want to die as a result of STDs. I, therefore, pray to be separated from her, the defendant stated.
 
The defendant acceded to divorce, but disagreed that her husband should have custody of their children.
 
“I’m also fed up with our marriage because my husband can kill, “ Damilola said.
 
“My lord, my husband is having an affair with my best friend and  he rented a house for her. My other friends know this and one of them is in court today as a witness.

“He lied that I’m promiscuous. I’m a decent and responsible woman. He’s in the habit of going through my call logs and will always accuse me of dating other men. He believes I was with other men any time I returned home late. He would shout and rake and would end up beating me.

“We often quarrel because he doesn’t want me to work which is unacceptable to me. I don’t believe in depending on my husband solely for survival. He said I shouldn’t work, but he has not been taking good care of me and our children. I provide most of the things our children need.

“I sell food stuff and I ensure I cook for the family every morning before leaving home.

“I have kept his misconduct away from his family members because I don’t want to create division in his family,“ the defendant stated.
 
After he had listened to both parties, the court president, Chief Olasunkanmi Agbaje stated that more evidence would be needed.
 
He, therefore, adjourned the case till November 29 and ordered both parties to come to court with their children and parents.
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Buhari Launches 'Special Initiative' to Tackle Boko Haram in the North-east


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of an intelligence fusion centre in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for the purpose of gathering and sharing intelligence among the security agencies in the country.
 
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement Wednesday, said this was to tackle the desperate actions of Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast using underage girls as suicide bombers.
 
"This phase of the war will be intelligence-driven and the new centre is expected to intensify the harvesting and sharing of intelligence so as to bring to an early closure, the desperate last-minute activities of the terrorists,"Shehu said.
 
He said President Buhari also ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas.
 
"To enable the army carry out this new mandate, the President has approved the request of the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (rtd) for the stationing of a full battalion of Special Forces in Zamfara State, and the operationalization of the newly-established 8 Division of the Nigerian Army in Sokoto in the new Order of Battle (OBAT)," he stated.
 
Shehu said the president also approved the movement of the 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army from Sokoto to Gusau upon the take-off of the 8 Division.
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President Buhari Orders Military Crackdown On Banditry In Zamfara


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas.
 
To enable the army carry out this new mandate, the President has approved the request of the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (rtd) for the stationing of a full battalion of Special Forces in Zamfara State, and the operationalization of the newly-established 8 Division of the Nigerian Army in Sokoto in the new Order of Battle (OBAT).
 
The President has also approved the movement of the 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army from Sokoto to Gusau upon the take-off of the 8 Division.
 
To tackle the desperate actions of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east, through the use of mostly female, underage girls as suicide bombers, President Buhari has equally approved the setting up of an intelligence fusion centre in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for the purpose of gathering and sharing intelligence among the security agencies in the country.
 
This phase of the war will be intelligence-driven and the new centre is expected to intensify the harvesting and sharing of intelligence so as to bring to an early closure, the desperate last-minute activities of the terrorists.
 
Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media and Publicity)
November 23, 2017.
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Real Madrid's Carvajal Faces UEFA Investigation over Apoel Booking


Dani Carvajal is facing a UEFA investigation after the defender was shown a yellow card late in Real Madrid's Champions League win over APOEL on Tuesday.
 
Carvajal delayed a throw-in during stoppage time at the end of Madrid's 6-0 demolition, with referee Artur Dias Soares showing the full-back the only yellow card of the game.
 
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body now plans to investigate the incident to examine whether Carvajal was guilty of breaching Article 15 of its Disciplinary Regulations by "receiving a yellow card on purpose".
 
Carvajal's booking, his third of this season's Champions League, means he would be ruled out of Madrid's matchday six clash with Borussia Dortmund through suspension, freeing him to return for the knockout rounds.
 
But should UEFA opt to punish the 25-year-old over the incident, Carvajal could be handed a two-game ban, with Madrid already having guaranteed their qualification from Group H.
 
In the 2010-11 Champions League, then-Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and the club's players Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso were charged over alleged deliberate yellow cards.
 
However, Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique escaped punishment when he was investigated over a yellow card he received in a Champions League game against Arsenal in February 2016.
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Revealed: Inside the 70th Exclusive Anniversary Party of the Queen of England and Her Husband (Photos)


The Queen celebrated her platinum wedding anniversary to Prince Philip this week – and details have emerged of what went on.
 
On Monday, the 91-year-old and the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, celebrated 70 years since tying the knot on November 20,1947, at Westminster Abbey, London.
 
As part of the celebrations, the Queen held a special party at Windsor Castle for family and close friends.
 
It was revealed two very key people were seemingly not invited.
 
Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie’s boyfriend Jack Brooksbank are said to have not attended, according to Hello Magazine.
 
 
This is despite Meghan being in London at the moment and rumours swirling that she and Harry are set to announce their engagement.
 
Now more details of the bash have been revealed.
 
The Daily Mail claimed singer Dillie, part of the cabaret troupe Fascinating Aida, gave a solo performance.
 
Dillie specialises in humorous songs and satirical stand-up routines.
 
 
Actress Joanna Lumley was master of ceremonies at the bash, which had an ice sculpture with the letters E and P.
 
Guests ate langoustine and pheasant with a replica of the couple's wedding cake for pudding.
 
Prince Harry was pictured arriving on the night alongside Prince William and Kate in a black car and without Meghan.
 
 
Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate arrive at the party
 
The stunning 36-year-old Suits star and the royal hunk started dating last year after meeting at the Toronto Invictus Games.
 
Since then, speculation has been rife about when Harry will wed the American actress.
 
But now it has been claimed he has already popped the question and the couple is gearing up to announce it.
 
US Weekly said the couple will take part in a photoshoot and syndicated television interview at Kensington Palace “sometime in January”.
 
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Via Daily Star UK
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Open Heavens today - Thursday November 23 2017 Christ Our Rest




OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.!

DATE: THURSDAY NOVERMBER 23RD 2017

THEME: CHRIST OUR REST!

Memorise:
“Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of  his doings.” Isaiah 3:10

Read:  2 Corinthians 1:19-20
1:19.  For The Son of God, Jesus Christ, Who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in Him was yea.
1:20.  For all The Promises of God in Him are yea, and in him Amen, unto The Glory of God by us.

Message:
A. There is a time to work and a time for rest.
1. Everyone who labours very hard always looks forward to a time of rest.
2. Rest is so crucial that even God Himself rested after spending six days creating the heavens and the earth.
3. It is therefore not a mistake that God programmed sleep into our body system.
4. He knows that after we have worked hard and are tired, we would need to rest the body in order to get back on our feet.
5. Psalm 127:2 says, “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”
6. Good sleep is indeed a blessing from God.

B. However, rest for the body is not as important as the rest needed by the soul.
1. If your mind is seriously troubled over an issue, even when you lie down on your bed, you will be unable to sleep.
2. The only place to find rest for your soul is in Christ.
3. No wonder He made a call for you to enter into His rest in Matthew 11:28-30.
4. Matthew 11:28-30 Says “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
5. Have you been worried or troubled lately?
6. Receive rest today in Jesus’ Name!

C. “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings”.  Isaiah 3:10
1. One major reason why you as a true believer should be at rest is because of God’s Promises.
2. According to our Bible reading, The Promises of our God are very reliable.
3. Romans 3:4 says that even if all men are liars, this cannot compel our God to be a liar like them; He will always remain true.
4. Therefore, if He says your tomorrow will be alright, take it as a report card that you are getting even before sitting for the examination.
5. If He said it, He will surely do it.
6. God’s Word has integrity.

C.  Based on His words that cannot fail, I know my tomorrow will be alright.
1. Irrespective of the raging storm, I will simply rest in Him.
2. Beloved, let Jesus Christ be the One you lean on.
3. Who or what you lean upon in the time of trouble is very important.
4. If you lean on human beings, they will most likely compound your situation because every human being is prone to failure due to so many factors within and outside their control.
5. In contrast, if you lean on the Eternal Rock of Ages, you can be reassured of true rest, joy and peace.

Action Point:
Take every issue that is bothering your soul before The Throne of Grace today. Ask Jesus, The Giver of rest, to give rest to your soul.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Psalm  38-43
Jonah 4

AUTHOR: PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE

HYMN:   WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD IN THE STORMS OF LIFE!

1 Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift or firm remain?
Refrain:
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Stedfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
  Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.

2 It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy the blast, through strength divine. Refrain:

3 It will firmly hold in the straits of fear,
When the breakers have told the reef is near;
Though the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,
Not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow. Refrain:

4 It will surely hold in the floods of death,
When the waters cold chill our latest breath;
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While our hopes abide within the veil. Refrain:
EMMANUEL=GOD WITH US!
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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Revealed: See How Street Beggars Have Taken Over the City of Aba (Photos)


Beggars have taken over the streets of Aba, the commercial city  of Abia State, running after traffic and soliciting for alms. 
 
The street beggars are now found at every major junction in the city where they stay under the sun harassing passersby for alms.
 
From Bata junction to the popular Christ the King Catholic, CKC, Church along Asa Road, Aba main motor park, Asa by Asa Road junction, to Market Road, an army of street beggars have taken over every available  space at major streets and roads of the city.
 
Some of them are nursing mothers who run after motorists begging for alms while the aged and the sick place themselves at a vantage position on the roadside. Some charity organisations and individuals regularly visit them to share foodstuff, clothing and medication.
 
South-East Voice observed that the beggars appear in different styles; age and sex, even as some of them cannot speak Igbo language. Most of the street beggars are dressed in dirty clothing while others engage sick children or the aged to attract sympathy.
 
In an interview with South-East Voice, a street beggar at the gate of CKC Church, Asa Road, who is a nursing mother and could not speak Igbo language, said she was brought to Aba from a neighbouring state to beg for alms and wants the government to help her start a business.
 
It was discovered that some of these street beggars usually retire to the frontage of the government ministries located at the old Post office area and Ngwa Cultural Centre where they sleep at night. 
 
Beggars at Asa Road junction 
 
South-East Voice observed that a new twist has been added to street begging in Aba as able-bodied men and women are now seen at motor parks, offices and business centres soliciting for alms. Others have developed the habit of scavenging for food and alms during public occasions like wedding, burial, house opening and child dedication.
 
Speaking on the situation, Chairman, Civil Liberties Organisation, Aba Unit, Prof. Charles Chinekezi, urged the Abia State Government to build a home for the aged and beggars to take them off the streets in the city.
 
He attributed the problem of able-bodied men and women taking to street begging to unemployment and urged the government to introduce social welfare programmes to check the trend.

“The problem of street begging in Aba has taken a bad dimension. You can see them at any major road, public offices and motor parks. It is disturbing to see children who ought to be in school running after traffic to beg for alms; it is not in our interest because some of these homeless children may grow up to haunt  the society tomorrow.

“Government can introduce skills acquisition programmes to train children and build social homes for the aged to take them off the streets. Now, some able- bodied men have taken to begging, it is high time government put up social security programmes to cater for the unemployed,” Chinekezi told South-East Voice.
 
When South-East Voice visited the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Nnenna Chikezie, was not on seat.
 
However, an official of the Ministry who pleaded anonymity said the state government is not resting on her oars to tackle the problem of street begging in Aba and added that some of the beggars are dumped in the city from neighbouring states.
 
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Via Vanguard
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Excited Moment Adopted Man Meets His Birth Father Who Didn't Know He Existed (Photos)


The heartwarming moment an adopted man came face to face with his birth father who didn't know he existed has left many people overwhelmed.
 
New Zealander Alex Gilbert tracked down both his biological parents through social media after he was adopted from a Russian orphanage when he was two.
 
Alex, 25, who was born in Arkhangelsk, near the Arctic Circle, but moved to Whangarei where he grew up, said he has formed a close relationship with Mihail Kovkov since meeting him in 2013.
 
Mr Kovkov was not even aware he had a son when Alex contacted him after he managed to find his birth mother Tatiana Gusovskaia. In a video uploaded to YouTube last week , Alex explained Mihail was left overwhelmed following their first encounter.
 
The footage includes the pair embracing for the first time after meeting one another.
 
Alex said: "When I told my mum and dad that I had been in touch with my birth father after him not even knowing I existed was quite a shock for all of us, and we didn't know what was going to be in store.

"I understand that he was just really overwhelmed about absolutely everything and he thanked me constantly, to my mum and dad for raising me and making me who I am today."
 
 
In the video, also posted to Mr Gilbert's Facebook page, Mr Kovkov praises his son. He said: "Sasha, I am very thankful for you for just being you. You found me at last and you did it by yourself.

"I will say again, I didn't know about your existence, so I would like to thank you so much."
 
Two years later, Mr Kovkov met with Alex's adoptive parents Mark and Janice Gilbert after telling his son he wanted to thank the couple. Alex said his family had "grown bigger" since he met his birth parents.
 
 
He added: "I really respect (Mihail) so much and because he's opened up that door for me, into his life.

"And he's let me into his family, and with my mum and dad we have this relationship now where our family has grown bigger and he's part of that.

"Our personalities are very similar and if you saw us walking down the street of course you know we would be related."
 
Alex set up the I'm Adopted website in 2015 for others to share their stories and receive help tracing their birth families.

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New Corper Travelling to NYSC Camp Involved In Accident In Lokoja (Photos)


A young Nigerian higher institution graduate is currently being incapacitated after being involved in an accident while going for her National Youth Service Corp programme.
 
A screenshot of the report on Facebook
 
A corper named Forgive Okoruwa was involved in accident on her way to the NYSC camp in the Plateau State, middlebelt area of Nigeria.
 
She is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State where she studied Computer Science. She was posted heading to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp Mangu, Mangu LGA, Plateau.
 
Her friend named Abamba took to Facebook to share the news and wrote:
 
'Her name is forgive okoruwa she was on her way to her camp of deployment to and had an accident on the way at lokoja. The state coordinator should please help her out in any he can. She was deployed to Plateau state. Please share.Wish her God's healing'
 
The essence of the NYSC programme has come under questioning in recent times but the Federal Government has maintained its stand on its continuation.
 
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Forgive Okoruwa on her sick bed
 
 
 
 
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Is This Bush Baby? See the Strange Animal a Man Caught, Slaughtered This Morning for Breakfast (Photos)


A Facebook user identified as Che Oyinatumba, has taken to the social networking platform to share photos of a Galago popularly known as Bush baby which he caught this morning. 
 
Just after apprehending the nocturnal primate, he took photos of it, posted online and wrote; 
 
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"Apart from vulgarity, I am a good hunter oh. This is Ikiri-Bush baby. I apprehended it this morning.

Oya, as Pentecostal pastors will prophesy to you, I tell you as your Bishop, of you tap into my anointing, all the things holding unto your property and good health like an Ikiri vice grip, will be let lose today!

As I eat this Ikiri for breakfast, so shall you eat all those who do not want you to prosper but they will not digest, except you come and sow seed in my ministry!

Can I get a thunderous AMEN! "
 
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