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Chadwick Boseman dies, aged 43

Black Panther  star "Chadwick Boseman" has died of cancer Chadwick died at his home in Los Angeles with his family beside him He died at age 43 The late star was diagnosed of Colon cancer in 2016 though he did not make it public  The news about Chadwick's death has made fans and the movie industry saddened His family said in a message  " it is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of  Chadwick Boseman  A  true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.  From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several more - all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.  It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther. Chadwick died at his home in Los Angeles with his family beside him The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this diffi

See lyrics of Sunan ka by Tosbe

          TOSBE SUNAN KA LYRICS       Solo1   Hm hmm hmmm hmmmmmm Oh ooh oooooh Yahweh, Yahweh, Yahweh You are the way You hold the keys, and yet you are the gate You’re the Holy one you made the firmament You are seated high above the universe   Oh ohooooh You are the way You hold the keys, and yet you are the gate You’re the Holy one you made the firmament You are seated high above the universe      CHORUS   Sunan ka da dadi, sunan ka da dadi Oh Yahweh oh Yahweh Sunan ka da dadi   Sunan ka da dadi, sunan ka da dadi Oh Yahweh oh Yahweh Sunan ka da dadi   Sunan ka sunan ka yesu Sunan ka sunan ka Yahweh Oooh Yahweh Sunan ka da dadi   Solo 2   We are gathered here To seek your face and be at your feet You’re the righteous one, I put my confidence Sunan ka da dadi   We are gathered here To seek your face and stay at your feet You’re the righteous one, I put my confidence Sunan ka da dadi   CHORUS  

Racist Sentenced to life in prison for killing 51 people in New Zealand

 Brenton Tarrant has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, Brenton was found guilty over the death of 51 people, injuring  40 people and one charge of terrorism  in christchurch  mosque in New Zealand  Brenton seating in the dock The attack happened in March 2019. Brenton's conviction marks the first terrorism conviction in New Zealand  Judge Cameron Mander said " your crimes are so wicked that even if you are detained until you die, it will not exhaust the requirements of punishment" The judge admitted that, the offender's actions is "in human" that he "showed  no mercy "  Mander said such life sentences without parole were reserved for the " very worst murders" The judge added by saying the offender despite he pleaded guilty, he appeared "neither contrite nor ashamed" of his deeds.  Mander spent almost an hour reminding Brenton of each person he killed and injured. Sentence without parole means that the offender

The "Almajiri"

 The word almajiri is derived from the Arabic word "al-muhajirun" meaning a person who leaves his home in search of Islamic knowledge  The system is mostly practiced in Northern Nigeria, this system encourage parents to leave their parental responsibilities to the Islamic school Almajiri means a Male seeking for Islamic knowledge, while Almajira means a female seeking for Islamic knowledge  Almajiri system is mostly associated with young boys as you'll find them on the streets in groups with bowl on their hands singing as they begged for food I had a short session with a teenage almajiri, he said his name is Ibrahim, he is from Katsina state and that he had been in Kano state for over 2 years. Ibrahim claimed that he doesn't know his father and that he was brought from katsina to Kano in search of Islamic knowledge  At the time I met him, he was with a group of almajirai, they claimed he was the oldest among them  Ibrahim also said he enjoyed going about begging for f

Steve Bannon arrested for swindling hundreds of volunteers in fund raising scheme

Donald trump former advisor, "Steve Bannon" has been arrested for swindling over hundreds of thousands of volunteers through his found raising campaign " we Build the Wall" Prosecutors claimed that the group of conservatives swindled volunteers, by raising “more than $25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States,” but some of that money was used for personal gain, according to the press release Steve and three of his partners were charged by investigators for southern District of New York  The campaign was intended to raise money to help President Donald Trump fulfill a campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. Instead, prosecutors allege that Bannon and his team profited off of the arrangement.  According to the charges, the prosecutors claimed that the accused "collectively received hundreds of thousands of dollars in volunteers funds from ‘We Build the Wall,’ which they each used in a manner

Can we stop the gaslighting

 A medical officer named, 'Jessica K Willett' claimed that a patient punched her in the face She declared this on Twitter, she tweeted "a patient punched me in the face A law enforcement officer watch this happened, he then told my staff to convince me not to press charges because 'the hit wasn't that hard' Can we stop the gaslighting? Violence against healthcare workers is never okay. Never Replies were seen from different users urging Jessica to press charge on the patient, because what the patient did to her is not cool at all See Tweet

Nigeria embassy office in Canada closed

Nigeria embassy office in Ottawa, Canada has been closed. It was made known today by the Nigeria high commission in the country  The Mission said a mob action against some of its staff during application for passport renewal was the cause for the closure of the embassy office The high commission message was titled “ Notice on Provision of Consular Services,” also announced the suspension of special intervention arrangements for emergency cases The message reads out: "The High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Canada wishes to inform Nigerian communities in Canada and the general public that the Mission remains closed to the public. “The special intervention arrangement whereby emergency cases were being handled on a discretionary basis is hereby suspended. “The mission realised that a number of our citizens have compelling passport renewal requests and we wanted to be able to assist such individuals in a responsible manner. “We devised a system in which citizens wit

Nigerians stranded in north America to return home on friday

Nigerian high commissioner in Canada, today said all nigerians in canada to return home on friday Image source: RipplesNigeria This message was made known in a memorandum titled '2nd evacuation flight from canada to nigeria', the memo has a reference number  NHC/OTT/ADM.56/1 See message below "The Boeing 787-Dreamliner, ET 553, operated by Ethiopian Airline is scheduled to depart the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 15:00 hour local time, to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on August 21, 2020, at 08:00 hour local time and thereafter, proceed to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. “The airfare is as detailed below: Economy class to Abuja is $1,250 while Lagos is $1,350; Business-class to Abuja $2,800 while Lagos is $2900; Children – $950 while infant – $100. “The High Commission wishes to inform that in accordance with the guidelines of the Nigerian Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, it i

White man punched for calling blacks 'pets'

 A video had been shared thousand times on an incident that occurred on sunday 16th August. The video showed a white racist man knocked down by a single punch from a black man According to the footage shared online a white man was seen screaming at a group of blackmen while he swung from a handrial The man screamed at the black men saying "This is my home. You’re all going back and you know it as well." Someone from the group asked him where they are going back to, he replied by saying, 'you know where you're going back to' A woman filming the incident asks: ‘What’s that supposed to mean? What does being black have to do with anything?’ He then swivels around and tells her to shut up. The man continued chanting, 'lesser than us' as he swayed from the handrail, before saying to the black men 'you're my pets'. As they get up to leave, the white man squares up to them with clenched fists close to the open doors. One of them suddenly turns and punc

Joe biden sympathize with Donald Trump over death of his younger brother

 Aspiring president of the United States of America (USA) has sent a condolence message to the President “Donald Trump” over the death of his younger brother, Robert Stewart Trump Biden wrote on his twitter page saying “Mr. President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your younger brother Robert’s passing. I know the tremendous pain of losing a loved one — and I know how important family is in moments like these. I hope you know that our prayers are with you all.”

US president lost his younger brother, Robert Stewart Trump, aged 71

US president “Donald Trump” lost his younger brother “Robert S Trump” Saturday night, after he was hospitalised in New york, he died at the age of 71 It was reported before his death, Robert Trump had been hospitalised in the intensive care unit  Donald Trump visited his brother on Friday 14 August, in the hospital after White House officials announced Robert was seriously ill Donald reacted to the death of his brother in a statement saying,  “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.” Born 1948, the deceased is survived by his wife, brother, and two sisters.

Caprice bourret scared after losing over €40,000 worth of jewellery to burglars

The incident happened when "Caprice bourret", her husband, two sons, and her three friends was on vocation in their home in Spanish island, when her ibiza home was breached by unknown men and made away with some of her valuable goods worth over €40,000 including an expensive watch that belongs to one her friend After the incident, the star said she was afraid her house is not as safe anymore, and that one of her sons refused to sleep alone since the incident She said "It was absolutely terrifying for myself and my two sons. One won't sleep without us since the robbery and I keep waking up thinking a creak in the house during the night is another robbery. “I feel like our private place has been breached and it's hard to feel safe any more.” The model went on to explain how one of her three house guests was the first to uncover the crime. “I remember getting in and something not being right. One of my guests went to their room and came out immediately and said, ‘My

Jss3 students to resume 16th/17th August in kaduna state

Kaduna state government  has approved the resumption of jss3 students about to write their Basic Education  Certificate Examination "BECE" to resume 16th and 17th August  The message contained in the letter reads  " The kaduna state government has approved Sunday 16th, and Monday 17th August 2020, as the resumption dates for the junior secondary school students (jss3) that are expected to begin their "Basic Education Certificate Examination" (BECE) slated for August 24th 2020. Therefore, the kaduna state ministry of education is directing all principals to make arrangements to receive jss3 boarding students on Sunday 16th, and day on Monday 17th August 2020 See letter below Kaduna state government letter to the state's ministry of education   

Southern kaduna killings

 In order to contain the brutal killings currently going on in southern kaduna, the state governor "Nasir Ahmad Elrufai" is pleased over the deployment of specially trained forces " Commandos" in the region The commandos were welcomed by the commissioner of internal security and home affairs in kaduna state "Samuel Aruwan" Aruwan addressed the commados that arrived at the sector 7 head quarters of operation safe heaven kafanchan in kaduna state yesterday The message reads out "We came to formally welcome you to Kaduna State, and Southern Kaduna in particular after your induction. “You are courageous and outstanding officers who have done well in Faskari, Batsari, and other flashpoints in the country. The Governor is pleased with your deployment and optimistic that you will do well in consolidating the gains already achieved by troops, police, and other security agencies in this general area   Aruwan added that,  the state government was already conduc

Man threatens to beat and stab pregnant wife

A Road safety personnel in badawa area of Kano state, threatened  to beat and stab his pregnant wife The incident happened at about 12:30 am, on friday 14th August, when he came back home late and find out the gate of their compound was locked and his 8 months pregnant wife was sleeping so she couldn't  wake up to open the gate for him. The gate was later opened by one of his co-tenant Reaching his room he started calling her names and threaten to beat her up, he took a fork and wanted to stab her before his neighbour's came to her aid and rescued her then  Both parties quarrelled and he asked her to leave his house, so she told him she would report to his office and he threatened to kill her  She couldn't sleep in the room because of the utterances he made and slept in his neighbour's room report from one of the neighbours says.  "the event is something that happens often in the house and he beats her most of the time "  I was like really, who does that ? wha

"We should abolish voting in Nigeria until death sentence laws are given to politicians" ( Ruth Kadiri)

Actress Ruth Kadiri Nollyword movie star "Ruth kadiri" wants Nigerians to quit voting for the main time until death sentence is given to politicians and top officials for misusing Nigeria’s funds She declared this in her instagram page yesterday  Kadiri's message reads "  We should abolish voting in Nigeria until death sentence laws are given to politicians and public servants who misuse Nigeria’s funds. I said what I said. Correct me if I’m wrong and tell me what your government has done for you". She added by saying "  Based on what I have seen in the past, any incoming governor or president campaigning for your votes and promising you a better Nigeria is a big liar. I repeat they are liars and do not vote for them "Any political party promising you a better a Nigeria is a liar. They have ruled yet nothing has changed. Be wise. Please be wise. " The actress also made another post in which she said " the number one problem with nigeria is po

I decide to learn this profession when i saw someone doing it with passion ( interview with a sawyer)

Called williams J.P simnawa Is sawyer with a passion I met while carrying out my research in Kano State. It's quite encouraging to see a young guy with such enthusiasm and a good sense of responsibility. The interview was translated from Hausa to English language.  INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAMS Williams What's your name?   "My name is William's J.P Simnawa" Where are you from?  "I hail from Adamawa state" What's your profession?   "I'm a sawyer" Why did you decide to go into this profession? when there are lots of profession like Mechanic, Carpentry, Tailoring etc.   "While growing up I had an encounter with a sawyer, I saw the zeal and enthusiasm he had doing this job, that was  where I picked interest in the profession". Where did you met him? " I met him in Mubi Timber area in Adamawa state " How did you learn the profession? " I was an apprentice with one Mallam Ibrahim shehu, a sawyer in Mubi Adamawa

Tertiary institutions gets new dates for 2020 post utme screening

Prof ishaq oloyede jamb registra has announced new screening dates for post unified tertiary matriculation  examinations " UTME" in nigeria He announced that yesterday 10th August 2020, after an agreement was reached between Jamb, vice chancellors, provost, and reactors of tertiary institutions. UTME screening would now hold between September 7 and November 18, he said. Reason behind the adjustment of the screening dates, was because students participating in the 2020 WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB examinations to be able to participate in the coming examinations  He said "Presently as you are aware, WAEC starts the Senior School Certificate Examination on August 17, it will go on till September 7. “Similarly, on September 21 or thereabout, NABTEB will commence its examination that will go on till on the 15 of October, and immediately after that, NECO starts on the 5th and will hold till 18 of November. "Rather than making candidates run, particularly, when they will have t

revealed facts about southern kaduna killings

In an interview with former deputy governor of  CBN "Dr Obadiah Mailafia" on the morning crossfire show Obadiah revealed that the state government has a hand in the southern kaduna killings  The former CBN governor was asked. Do you think the government is unwilling or unable to protect the people of southern kaduna?   Infact he said  " the government is not only unable, that it is unwilling and we have every reason to feel that they are part and parcel of the bandits terrorizing southern kaduna " .  He continued by saying that the body language of  the present state government shows clearly that the state government has a hand in the killings Furthermore he said they have their own intelligence network that, they've met with some of the repentant bandits and some of their high commanders   They revealed that one of the Northern governor is the commander of the terrorist group "BOKO HARAM" in Nigeria  He said during the lockdown that the ba

indeed COVID-19 cant stop the children of God from serving Him

It was a fun filled day in the hearts of ECWA ENGLISH SECTION BADAWA CHORISTERS  as the CHORISTERS celebrated their choir day Theme of the programme was: Living in the light Numerous songs were sang by the choir during the church service and during the concert, which was held in the afternoon after the church service Choristers from other denominations were also invited to celebrate with the host choir  The church band "Synoptic Gospel Singers" were not left behind as they ministered one of Dunsin Onyekan's song titled "Imole De"  Offering time was a different ball game as the synoptic gospel singers band, sang songs of praises as members danced and danced. The sermon was taken by Brother Simon Odey, where He read from was the book of "Isaiah 60 vs 1 and 2, and Matthew 5 vs 14-16", which says            " Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.        "See, darkness cover the earth and thick darkness i

nigerian immigration service "nis" summoned by tolulope akande-sadipe on acclaimed bribery

                 Tolulope Akande-sadipe Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, has summoned on the Nigeria Immigration Service, " NIS"  to look into its officials in Nigeria ’s land borders and airports over acclaimed bribery. She said reports of bribery from unpredicted migrants to leave the country are obtaining grounds already and cannot be ditched. “Officials at check points at various Nigerian highways, borders and airports have indirectly legalized irregular migration with their cash-for-pass attitudes” . She said this in a statement made by her spokesperson, “Olamilekan Olusada” She, therefore, urged the Comptroller General of Immigration, "Mr. Muhammad Babandede", to act very fast and look into the acclaimed acts of misconducts. Akande stated that there is an urgent need for " NIS" to have a firm grip of the borders and migration registration and management in the country.

"we must unite to save nigeria", fani kayode reacts to US claims on terrorist group penetrating the nothern part of the country

Mr Fani Kayode Following the press briefing made by the united states government, that members of the terrorist group AL-QAEDA have started penetrating the north-western part of the country "NIGERIA" by Dagvin Anderson commander of the US special operations command Africa, the message reads out                    " we have engage with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in Intel sharing and understanding what these violent extremist are doing, and that has been absolutely critical to their engagements up in the Borno state and into an emerging area of north-west Nigeria that were seeing AL-QAEDA starting to make roads in                    "so this intelligence sharing is absolutely vital and we stay fully engaged with the government of Nigeria to provide them an understanding of  what these terrorist are doing, what Boko Haram is doing, what Isis-west Africa is doing, and how Isis and Al-qaeda are looking to expand further south into the littoral a

Beirut blast

image from business insider The massive explosion that erupted yesterday 04 Aug in the port region of Beirut Lebanon's capital, has killed almost 100 people leaving more than 4,000 victims injured with varying degrees of injuries  CNN reports Concerning the explosion the prime minister of Lebanon "Hassan Diad" informed that 2,750 tons of highly explosive material known as " Ammonium Nitrate " led to the massive blast that shatterd the city of Beirut  Diab said, the "Ammonium  Nitrate" is used as an agricultural fertiliser which had been store in a warehouse in the port region of Beirut for six years without safety precautions Lebanon's internal chief security "Abbas Ibrahim " said that the highly explosive material had been seized years back and stored in a warehouse not far from beirut's shopping and nightlife district  Though still yet unknown what led to the ignition of the blast that shattered the city of Beirut, local reports bla

Beirut blast, over 20 killed as thousands were left injured in lebanon (see photo and videos)

Earlier today a massive explosion erupted in  Beirut the capital of lebanon. Though the cause of the explosion is still unknown, over 27 people were killed and thousands injured today in Beirut BBC reports. Lebanon's internal security chief informed that the explosion occurred in the port region of Beirut in an area where highly explosive materials are kept Videos posted online showed columns of smoke followed by large mushroom cloud be for the explosion erupted See video According to Lebanon's national news agency reports, that fire broke out in the area before the explosion  BBC reporter, reports at the scene of the blast dead bodies and severe damage, enough to put the region out of action  Another online video posted showed dead bodies at the scene and damage done by the explosion  See Video posted online captioned "God have mercy " The blast shook the port region of Beirut and areas about 12km away from the scene  destroying buildings and vehicles. Se

bishop abraham udeh warns southeast against producing nigeria's next president

Speaking with journalist in Nnewi, Anambara state, Bishop Abraham Udeh, the general overseer of Mount Zion faith Global liberation  Ministries warned the southeast on producing Nigeria's next president. He warned the an Igbo president would be overthrown by the military or be killed, he said he saw the impending doom spiritually The bishop urged southeastern politician to channel their enemy towards the actualization of biafra rather than Igbo presidency He emphasized that the southeast wont be allowed to rule Nigeria, that the Boko Haram insurgency and insecurity would be intensified if an Igbo man becomes Nigeria's president The message reads out  "An Igbo man might become president in 2023, but he would either be killed or overthrown by the military. I saw that situation in the spiritual realm and warned the Igbo personalities warming up for the 2023 presidential election to have a rethink and rather channel the energy and resources to Biafra actualization.

chika ike acquires new cars for her company flipscript (see photos)

Nigerian Nollywood actress, film maker and business woman chika ike  who recently make-known her office space  flipscript studios at lekki lagos state, has also acquire official vehicles for her company to meet up with their client's needs. She wrote "if you can not go to flipscript, flipscript will come to you"

Nigerian senator shehu sani reacted to shoprite's statement to leave the country

Following the statement made by africa's largest supermarket shoprite plan to leave the country.  Senator Shehu Sani reacted to this statement on his official twitter page saying, " if  Shoprite wants to stay , they can stay, if they want to go, they can go, it will help local supermarkets to grow", He tweeted.

africa's largest supermarket shoprite to leave nigeria

The info was  revealed in a statement by the company on Monday Aug 3 titled, "Operational and Voluntary Trading Update" The statement says,  "Following approaches from various potential investors, and in line with our re-evaluation of the Group’s operating model in Nigeria, the Board has decided to initiate a formal process to consider the potential sale of all, or a majority stake, in Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Shoprite International Limited. “As such, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited may be classified as a discontinued operation when Shoprite reports its results for the year. Any further updates will be provided to the market at the appropriate time,” the statement says. "International supermarkets (excluding Nigeria) contributed 11.6% to group sales, and reported 1.4% decline in sales from 2018. South African operations contributed 78% of overall sales and saw 8.7% rise for the year. As a result of the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pan