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GIST: Nigerian Banks Are Behaving Like MMM This December

This December Nigerians banks have made it hard for millions of Nigerians to withdraw money from ATMs.

Nigerian banks have had no chill this December especially within the last 7 days. A week before Christmas several ATMs in Lagos had no cash in them or had one technical difficulty or the other.
When it was two days to Christmas it was really bad and on Christmas eve, it was a nightmare. In several banks, hundreds of people lined up to withdraw their money for the holidays but Nigerians banks had other plans.
This however was not only a Lagos thing. According to social media, banks refused to allow people to withdraw via ATMs during this Christmas period. Many people stuck in queues lamented why their banks would treat them like this especially during the holiday season when they needed their money the most. Their cries and pleas fell on deaf ears and hundreds of people had to queue for hours just to withdraw their money.
This has been a normal occurrence during the holiday season. Nigerian banks love to hold back money from people because they fear that their won't be any money left in their branches if people take out all their cash. This year the situation was worse due to the cash crunch from the economic recession.
The long queues at ATMs will surely go on to the New Year when most people would have spent all their savings after spending hours in banks.
This situation reminds me of the popular Ponzi scheme MMM which announced that it was freezing operations in December due to some system overload of sorts. Nigerian banks are sort of like MMM. They are basically withholding money from Nigerians who entrusted them with their savings. At the end of the day you could say they froze operations too.
I guess the fans of MMM were sort of right. The antics of most Nigerian banks led millions to invest in Ponzi schemes. Surprisingly, the CBN has always looked the other way during this period. No bank has been sanctioned for its poor ATM services during holidays.

XCLUSIVE SPORTS: I Will Not Kill Myself To Win Ballon D'or - Neymar

Barcelona forward, Neymar, has said it would never be a problem for him, if he never gets to win the Ballon D’Or award.
The Brazilian finished in fifth place in the 2016 award, with Cristiano Ronaldo winning the prize ahead of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.
Neymar, who is considered one of the future contenders for the Ballon D’Or, says he will not lose any sleep over winning it.
“I am very happy in Barcelona, at this team and with the life I have,” the 24-year-old told the official La Liga website.
“Of course, it is my goal to win the Ballon d’Or, but I am not going to kill myself for it.
“I want to be happy and I am happy here at Barcelona. It is not a problem if I do not win the Ballon d’Or.
“I do not play football to win the Ballon d’Or. I play football to be happy, because I love it and want to play football.
“Winning the Ballon d’Or is the consequence of your work. Unfortunately, only one person can win it and Leo Messi is the best.”

XCLUSIVE: Mourinho warns teams above Manchester United

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has vowed to hunt down the teams above them in the Premier League.
The Red Devils claimed their fourth Premier League wins in a row, with a 3-1 win over Sunderland on Boxing Day.
Although United remain sixth, Mourinho is confident that his players can close the gap on teams ahead of them.
“I don’t care [about the table], honestly,” he said after the match.
“I care about the way we play, I care about our results and to get the maximum points possible and what happens, happens.
“Last week, Man City against Arsenal, somebody has to lose points, and more of those matches will come. We’re playing well, we’re more confident.
“We’ve had good performances for quite some time. Finally we have the good results – four victories and 12 points in a row.
“The players know the principles of how we play and they’re comfortable, but we need to improve.”

XCLUSIVE: How Kiss Daniel Escaped Death On Christmas Day in Calabar

It happened the “Mama” singer was performing live on stage at the Christmas Village in Calabar on Christmas Day when the armed robbers stormed the market’s vendors and their customers, shooting sporadically into the air.

According to Guardian, a shop owner, who sold food at the village, Glory Akpan, revealed: “I was wounded. Some boys came into the village and tried to rob that guy, who sings “Oya talk to me o Mama” (Kiss Daniel), while he was performing. They threw bottles and other dangerous objects at him. They later brought out guns and began to shoot sporadically.
The robbers attacked him and removed his clothes. They would have killed him. I don’t know how he survived that night.
“There were thousands of people in the Christmas Village and the situation caused pandemonium. They broke everything in my shop. They carried all my money and robbed many shops. Our chairs were broken. Everybody ran helter-skelter.
“Cars were smashed. They broke some cars to steal from them. At a point, the lights went off and I thought I was going to die. There were missing children and parents and kids ran in different directions.”
She continued: “After the incident, we were too afraid to go back to our shops and we had to sleep at a tent located inside the council. Someone collected N500 from each person to spend the night there. We slept on bare floor.
“Someone even stole my pot of melon soup, which was on fire. This is the first time such a thing would happen since the beginning of the Christmas festival. I am not sure I will come next year.”

Panic In Jos As News Of PLASTIC RICE Spreads

The news going around that China is bringing in tonnes of plastic rice, is yet to be confirmed by the proper authorities.  

 However, it has led to fear and panic especially in Jos, the capital of Plateau state. According to Daily Trust many consumers began to ask dealers for proof that they were selling genuine rice. According to dealers, the panic led to low sales of rice. One customer at a store located at Bukuru, a major commercial location of Jos, said: “We just want to be sure we are not paying to carry plastic home to our families, we have read reports warning about this plastic rice in the market. One has to be careful.”

 The customer who preferred to remain anonymous said she learnt of the alert from many neighbours and relatives, who informed her they had to carry out the tests to confirm the commodity before they bought. She said she had to search for the report herself, and to proceed to share same to alert unsuspecting consumers who may be risking to buy plastic for meal. And she too has spread the news: “I had to share the news too, to help others, i never read anything about the source of this information from all the reports I saw,” she said. A major dealer of rice in Jos also said that he spent the last five days persuading consumers to patronize him, however he still made low sales. Balarabe Adam said: “I have old stock. I don’t know for sure if there is anything like plastic rice in circulation. I don’t have such in my store. “Customers are not taking this news lightly. They are insisting on tests to ascertain the genuiness of the commodity before they will buy. We are allowing for that because we want to sell.” Meanwhile, there is some good news for consumers as confirmed reports state that the price of local rice in the country has crashed in some states across the federation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as saying the agricultural initiative ‘Anchor Borrowers Programme’ which the federal government launched recently, is responsible for the drastic change in prices.

30 Incredible Facts About Beer

Following Water and Tea, Beer stands in as the world's third most popular drink. 

People all over the world just love beer. An average American  for instance, consumes 23 gallons of the beverage a year. Then taking it down to Nigeria, where it is is drunk as if one's life depends on it. 


1. Do you know the volume of alcohol in your lager beer is between 4% and 6%, depending on the brand? This is lower to what you have in your wine, which is between 12% and 21%?

2. Do you know beer is more sanitary than local water supplies?  The water used to make beer was boiled early on in the brewing process which killed any pathogens. The alcohol produced during fermentation and the addition of hops helped to preserve it.

3. Do you know your beer contains folate that helps to reduce the risk of heart disease when consumed in moderation?

4. Do you know your beer consumption reduces blood clots?

5. Do you know beer consumption improves mental function in women?

6. Do you know beer consumption increases bone density?

7. Do you know beer contains no fat? So, beer drinking does not cause overweight or obesity?

8. Do you know the key to health with beer drinking is to limit your consumption to moderation?

9. Do you know beer is rich in many vitamins of the B group and in minerals such as magnesium?

10. Do you know barley and hops used in the production of beer are rich in flavonoids, which have powerful antioxidant effects?

11. Do you know moderate beer drinkers are at lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)-related mortality than both heavy drinkers and abstainers?

12. Do you know Vitamin B6 in beer also prevents the alcohol-induced rise in blood homocysteine, a probable heart disease risk factor?

13. Do you know moderate alcohol drinking significantly increases the good cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, in the body?

14. Do you know beer consumption may reduce the risk of developing kidney stones15. Do you know there is a 40% lower risk of kidney stones in beer consumers?

16. Do you know beer consumption helps reduce chromosomal damage from radiation exposure?

17. Do you know beer contains high levels of silicon, which is linked to bone health?

18. Do you know moderate beer drinking reduces the risk of heart attacks?

19. Do you know beer consumption reduces death resulting from cardiovascular disease by 25 to 40%?

20. Do you know that beer drinking helps keep arteries from getting clogged?

21. Do you know daily beer consumption lowers the risk of developing kidney stones by 40 percent?

22. Do you know beer’s high water content helps keep kidneys working, since dehydration increases kidney stone risk?

23. Do you know hops contained in your beer help curb leeching of calcium from bones?

24. Do you know moderate beer consumption may help keep Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia at bay?

25. Do you know moderate beer drinking lowers the risk of mental decline by as much as 20 percent?

26. Do you know marinating meat steak in beer eliminates almost 70 percent of the carcinogens, called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) produced when the meat is pan-fried?

27. Do you know beer’s sugars help block HCAs from forming?

28. Do you know beer contains antioxidants?

29. Do you know beer and wine contain about the same levels of antioxidants, but the antioxidants are different because the flavonoids found in hops and grapes are different?

30. Do you know beer also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid?

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13 Natural Drinks To Get Rid Of Menstrual Cramps

One of the most painful and disturbing factors about menstruation is the menstrual cramps or the lower abdominal pain and the back pain. 

Are you wondering what causes menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps are caused due to the hormones released during this duration of time. This hormone like substance is called prostaglandin.
The severe menstrual cramps are a throbbing pain felt in the lower abdomen and the lower back area of the body.

If you are suffering from cramps every month then here are some awesome drinks for you which will help you to get rid of menstrual cramps.

1. Ginger, Honey and Lemon Juice
Ginger is known as one of the most miraculous of ingredients to treat any kind of fatigue. It is mainly used in treating the premenstrual syndrome which often is the main reason for periods being irregular. Adding ginger in this remedy makes it one of the most natural remedies for menstrual cramps.
Honey will help in calming the discomfort caused by the cramps and lemon juice will provide the much needed content of the vitamin C.
Try out this amazing remedy to get an instant relief from the bad menstrual cramps!
Things we need:
Ginger – small piece
Honey – 1 tablespoon 
Lemon juice – ½ tablespoon 
Water – 1 cup
Metal strainer

1. Firstly grate the ginger using the grater.
2. Later allow the cup of water to boil over the heat.
3. Once the water reaches the boiling consistency add in the grated ginger and allow it to boil for another 2-3 mins.
4. Later take it off the flame and using the metal strainer strain this ginger solution.
5. Now to this ginger solution add in the honey and the lemon juice and stir it well.
6. Drink this menstrual cramps relief solution 2-3 times in a day.

2. Basil Leaves Drink
Basil is known as one of the most effective and healthiest herbs of all. It is a rich source of pain killer properties as it contains analgesic. It is especially known to relieve the menstrual pain and reduce the bad menstrual cramps.
Try this simple and effective remedy to get rid of the annoying lower abdominal pain!

Things we need
Basil leaves – 1 tbsp
Water – 1 cup
Metal strainer

1. Firstly allow the cup of water to boil over the heat.
2. Once the water reaches the boiling state add the basil leaves to it and let it boil for another min or so.
3. Later cover the vessel and turn off the heat.
4. Once this basil leaves solution is cool enough strain it using the metal strainer and drink this solution at least twice in a day.
5. This is easily one of the most herbal menstrual cramps remedies which help in easing the lower abdominal pain.

3. Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon apart from being one of the most popular spices it is even a rich source of anti inflammatory, anti clotting and antispasmodic properties. It is even one of the primary ingredients to be used in most of the home remedies for menstrual cramps.
Try this tasty and highly effective cinnamon tea today to get rid of the annoying discomfort during menstruation!

Things we need
Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp
Water – 1 cup
1. Firstly allow the cup of water to boil over the heat.
2. Now add the cinnamon powder into this boiling water and let it boil for another 4-5 mins.
3. Later turn off the heat and let it steep for about 5 mins.
4. Once the cinnamon tea feels warm enough to drink sip it slowly.
5. This process to treat the bad menstrual cramps can be consumed 2-3 times in a day.

4. Fennel Herbal Tea
Fennel seed is a rich source of antispasmodic and anti inflammatory properties. It is even known to relax the muscles therefore the perfect ingredient to get rid of the painful menstrual cramps.
Try this quick and completely herbal fennel tea remedy to reduce the lower abdominal pain.

Things we need
Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
Water – 1 cup
Organic honey – 1 tsp
Metal strainer

1. Firstly let the cup of water boil over the heat.
2. Once it reaches the boiling consistency add the fennel seeds to it and let it boil for another 2-3 mins.
3. Later simmer this fennel seeds solution for another 5 mins on low heat.
4. Take this solution off the heat and add in the organic honey into this and mix it well.
5. Drink this fennel seeds herbal tea 2-3 times in a day as an instant menstrual cramps relief remedy.

5. Blackstrap Molasses and Milk
Blackstrap molasses is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, selenium, calcium, Vitamin B6 and many others. This makes it a potent ingredient to treat the bad menstrual cramps as it helps in soothing the discomfort of the lower abdomen.
Milk is rich in calcium and this quality makes it apt for treating the menstrual cramps.
Try this amazing remedy to get rid of the severe menstrual cramps!

Things we need
Blackstrap molasses – 2 tsp
Lukewarm milk – 1 cup

1. Add the blackstrap molasses to a cup of warm milk and stir it well.
2. Now drink this twice in a day to get an instant relief from the painful menstrual cramps.

6.Chamomile Tea
Apart from the several health benefits that the chamomile tea is renowned for there is yet another major benefit of consuming this tea and it is to relieve the severe menstrual cramps during menstruation.
Wondering how to cure menstrual cramps with chamomile tea remedy? Then let us first get introduced to the main benefits of chamomile tea.
Chamomile tea is a rich source of anti inflammatory properties and antispasmodic properties. These qualities of the chamomile tea will help in reducing the cramps during menstruation.
Try this awesome remedy now to treat the bad menstrual cramps!

Things we need
Chamomile tea bag – 1
Water – 1 cup
Lemon juice – ½ tsp
Organic honey – 1 tsp

1. Firstly allow the cup of water to boil over the heat.
2. Once the water starts to boil take it off the flame.
3. Now pour this water into a cup.
4. Add the chamomile tea bag into this cup and allow it to steep for about 3-4 mins.
5. Then add in the organic honey and the lemon juice into this and mix it well.
6. Remove the tea bag from the cup.
7. Here is one of the most amazing remedies for menstrual cramps ready to be consumed.
8. This chamomile, honey and lemon juice tea can be consumed twice in a day for immediate relief from the cramps.

7. Parsley Herbal Tea
Parsley contains compounds that are highly effective in relieving the painful menstrual cramps. Parsley contains apiol and myristicin that are known to stimulate the menstruation and this result in less cramps.
So try this awesome remedy today to get rid of the abdominal pain during menstruation!

Things we need
Fresh parsley – ½ cup
Water – 1 cup
Organic honey – 1 tsp
Metal strainer

1. Firstly let the water boil over the heat.
2. Then pour this boiling water into a mug.
3. To this mug add in the parsley leaves and the organic honey and let it steep for 2-3 mins.
4. Later using the metal strainer strain this parsley solution and drink it immediately.
5. This process can be repeated twice in a day to reduce the severe menstrual cramps.

8. Carrot Juice
Looking for natural remedies for menstrual cramps? Then this is the one for you as it includes just one ingredient which is carrots.
Carrots are mainly known for their qualities that are extremely beneficial for the eyes. But little do people know that carrots even help in regulating the menstrual cycle. This means lesser abdominal discomfort during menstruation.
So try this awesome and delicious carrot juice remedy for an immediate menstrual cramps relief!

Things we need
Carrots – 4-5
Vegetable peeler
Clean muslin cloth

1. Firstly peel the carrots using the vegetable peeler.
2. Next grate these peeled carrots with a grater.
3. Transfer the grated carrot onto a clean muslin cloth.
4. Now squeeze the muslin cloth extracting as much juice as possible from the carrots.
5. Later transfer the extracted carrot juice into a glass and drink this.
6. This process can be repeated 3-4 times in a day to reduce the painful menstrual cramps.

9. Aloe Vera Juice and Organic Honey
Aloe vera juice contains anti inflammatory properties which helps in reducing the lower abdominal pain during menstruation. Organic honey is a rich source of healing properties which eases out the bad menstrual cramps.
This is one of the quickest and healthiest remedies for menstrual cramps!
Try this today!

Things we need
Aloe vera juice – 1 tbsp
Organic honey – 1 tsp
Water – 1 cup

1. Add the organic honey to a glass of water and mix it well.
2. Now to this add the aloe vera juice and stir it well again.
3. Drink this aloe vera and honey juice 2-3 times in a day as an ideal solution to stop menstrual cramps.
4. This remedy will reduce the pain in the back and the lower abdominal area as well as regulates the menstruation.

10. Curd and Banana Leaves
Banana leaves contains several healing properties and even helps in fighting free radicals. Curd is also known to be an excellent ingredient in this remedy as it helps in reducing the bad menstrual cramps.
Try out this awesomely simple and effective remedy to treat the menstrual cramps!

Things we need
Banana leaves – 1
Oil – (For cooking the leaves)
Curd – 1 cup

1. Firstly fry the banana leaves in cooking oil for 4-5 mins.
2. Then take them off the flame and add them these cooked banana leaves to a cup of curd and mix it well.
3. Now eat this banana and curd remedy as a quick menstrual cramps relief for about 2-3 times in a day.

11. Chasteberry Decoction
Chasteberry is one of the most preferred ingredients to be used in many home remedies to treat several gynaecological problems including menopause and bad menstrual cramps.
Try this easy remedy to keep the annoying abdominal pain at bay during menstruation.

Things we need
Dried chasteberries – 1-2 tsp
Water – 1 cup

1. Take a cup of water and allow it to boil over the heat for 5-10 mins.
2. Now into this add in the dried chasteberries and let it boil for another 2 mins.
3. Later take it off the flame and let it steep for about 10-15 mins more.
4. Drink this dried chasteberry decoction as an immediate menstrual cramps relief remedy.
5. Repeat this process 2-3 times in a day for a complete relief from the lower abdominal pain during menstruation.

12. Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon is an extremely aromatic spice and even contains anti inflammatory properties which helps in reducing the discomfort and the bad menstrual cramps during menstruation.
Try this simple and one of the most affordable home remedies for menstrual cramps today!

Things we need
Cinnamon sticks – 1-2
Water – 1 cup
Honey – 1 tsp

1. Allow a cup of water to boil over the heat for 5-10 mins.
2. Now to this boiling water add the cinnamon sticks and let it boil for another min or so.
3. Later take this cinnamon solution off the heat and let it steep for another 5-10 mins.
4. Once the cinnamon solution becomes a little warm add in the honey and stir it well.
5. Drink this cinnamon and honey tea as an effective menstrual cramps relief remedy.
6. This process can be repeated twice in a day.

13. Carrot and Coriander Juice
Carrot and coriander juice contain a rich source of anti inflammatory properties which helps in relieving any kind of pain or inflammation in the body.
So try this delicious juice remedy as an effective menstrual cramps relief solution!

Things we need
Carrot juice – ½ cup
Coriander juice – ½ cup

1. Mix both the carrot juice and coriander juice well in a glass and drink this delicious remedy to treat the painful menstrual cramps.
2. This process can be repeated 2-3 times in a day as it helps in relaxing the lower abdominal area as well as reduces the painful cramps.

Additional Tips
Here are some additional tips which will help you to prevent the menstrual cramps:
1. Always prefer consuming more warm drinks like tea and warm water throughout the day. It helps in the regulating the menstruation as well as reduces the severe menstrual cramps.
2. Prefer consuming foods that are rich in nutrients and minerals like brown rice, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, food cooked with olive oil, chicken, fish, green leafy vegetables and so on.
3. These foods will help in reducing the bloating as well as tackle the issue of bad menstrual cramps.
4. Always keep in mind that if the painful menstrual cramps gets excessively severe then it is best suggested to consult specialist as it could be an underlying serious concern.

So, start enjoying the drink which you like from above posted list and say good bye to menstrual cramps.

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"A Bag Of Rice May Sell For N40,000 By December" - Minister

     Trouble looms in the land as the the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator HeinekenLokpobiri, has revealed that a bag of rice may sell for N40,000 by December.
He also stated that Nigeria spends about $22bn a year on importation of food.

Lokpobiri made the revelation on Saturday at a town hall meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Lokpobiri said,
For your information, we spend about $22bn a year importing food into Nigeria. We know how many more dollars … and that is why you see the price of rice going up.
“Price of rice was N12,000 some months ago, but it is now about N26,000 and if we don’t start producing, by December it could be N40,000.
“Rice matures in three months. So, this is a wake up call for Bayelsa people to take the four farms we have seriously. The federal government has four farms in the state in our records. The average land you see in Bayelsa can grow rice, so the colonial masters were not wrong in their assessment when they said Niger Delta could feed not only Nigeria but the entire West Africa sub-region.
“Unfortunately, agriculture till today, is not a priority of the Niger Delta as far as the state governments are concerned because of oil.”

This means the hardship in the land will continue as many have already been left hungry and starving since the beginning of this year.

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Photos: Woman Steals Nissan SUV Then Sows It As A Seed In Church

A 44-year old housewife, Mary Onu has been arrested after she allegedly stole a Nissan Infiniti SUV belonging to a car dealer and used it to sow a seed offering to her church prophet, Solomon Orimisan of the Celestial Church of Christ, Idimu, Lagos, Nigeria.

The incident happened at Gabriel Bell close, Bamishile Estate in Idimu where the church was located.
Onu was arrested with her daughter, Alice who signed the agreement and handed over the Jeep to Prophet Orimisan after she obtained a token sum of N500,000 in exchange for the vehicle,PM Express reports.
The Delta State-born Mary who was a member of the church went to the prophet and told him that he wanted to appreciate him for his assistance and prayer to her and her family which had benefited them.

She told him that she wanted to sow a seed offering with the Infiniti model QX56 which the market value is over N2 million.
She asked him that he should pay only N500,000 as a token and which an excited Orimisan agreed and paid the money into her account.
P.M.Express gathered that she drove the SUV to the church with the owner, who is a car dealer and introduced him as his driver.
When they went inside the church to discuss, the owner of the SUV did not know what was going on and after Orimisan paid the money, she left both of them inside the church premises and bolted away.
When the prophet came out and saw the car dealer, he asked him to leave and informed him he had settled with Mary.
It was then the prophet realized that Mary had scammed him as the owner explained what transpired between him and Mary before the vehicle was brought to the church.

The matter was reported to the police who trailed Mary and her daughter, Alice for several weeks and later arrested them in their hide out.
At the station, Mary confessed to the crime but claimed she had already spent the money to solve her personal problem.
They were charged before Magistrate’s court sitting in Isolo on Thursday with conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code.
They pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Mr A.U. Ojei told the court that he was not objecting the bail condition, but the court should use discretion to grant them bail so that they will face trial.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A.K. Shonubi granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 with one sureties in like sum.
They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 24 November,

God help us all. Amen. 

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Donald Trump Pays $25Million To Over 6000 Victims Of His Fraudulent University In New York

US President elect has finally reached a deal with victims of his unaccredited University in New York.

Donald Trump, the founder of Trump University founded in 2004 was dragged to court after students who graduated from the University accused him of fraud.

In order to save himself from national embarrassment as he forms his government, the billionaire businessman was forced to pay $25million in settlement to over 6000 victims of his fraudulent University.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement yesterday that Donald trump will pay $1million in penalties to the state of New York for violating NY’s education laws.

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Tecno Declares His Undying Love For Genevieve

Nigerian Singer, Tecno, recently confessed his love for the Long-time Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji

He uploaded a picture of her on Instagram with the caption "MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL NEVER DIE" 

Within  few minutes,  fans responded!!!  Here are some of the responses 

 What is your opinion on this?? Comment fast! 

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World’s Oldest Woman Finally Dies In China

Born In 1885, World’s Oldest Woman Dies In China

A woman who Chinese officials said was 127 years old – although international authorities never recognised the claim – has died, relatives said on Tuesday.
Official documents said that Luo Meizhen was born in 1885, which would make her the oldest person ever to have lived, but she died at the weekend after months of illness, her son Huang Youhe said.
“She was 127 when she died, it wasn’t unexpected,” her grandson Huang Heyuan said.
Luo’s declared birth date means she may have been the oldest person in the world when she died, ahead of Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, who records say is 116.
But Luo’s claim met with little recognition internationally because China did not have a reliable birth certification system until decades after she was born.
Scepticism was further fuelled by reports of the youthfulness of her sons, one of whom she was said to have given birth to at the age of 61.
According to Guinness World Records, the oldest person ever to have lived was Jeanne Calment of France, who was 122 years and 164 days when she died in 1997.
Luo’s 1885 birth date was quoted on her official residency permit and identity card, both issued in recent decades, and was confirmed by a state-sponsored research institute in 2010.
China’s official Xinhua news agency ran reports of her 127th birthday celebrations on its website in October, describing her as China’s oldest person.
“She was a kind person but at times had a very bad temper, she had a strong character,” Huang Heyuan said.
Luo, who worked as a farmer all her life, and gave birth to five children, is survived by several great-great grandchildren in the remote village of Longhong, in China’s southern province of Guangxi.
The village is part of Bama county, a poor region that officials say is home to more than 80 centenarians.
Her relatives gathered in her simply furnished brick house Tuesday to light red incense sticks in remembrance.

True Story Behind The 'Boy' Who Was Lynched In Lagos By Mob.

As the story of the man lynched by a mob in Lagos continues to dominate the front pages, various accounts of the story continue to emerge. Initial reports that
the victim was a 7-year old boy were dismissed by the Nigerian Police and a lawyer who works with the Joint Action Aid has shared the details of the incident on Facebook.

Read his account below:
The true account of the young man lynched and summarily burnt to death at Orile Iganmu last Saturday speaks of the uncertainty and brevity of human life in Nigeria. It was Saturday, the 11th day of November 2016. The venue of this macabre killing orgy was at Augustine Onwualu Street, Orile Iganmu, Lagos.
A woman, (name withheld) was walking along the ever busy road of Augustine Onwualu street, Orile Iganmu. She had an Infinix Hotnote 2 handset with which she was making telephone calls in high pitched voice, frantically gesticulating in the process. Close by, on the same street were a gang of 4 notorious thieves, well known in the area for their dare devilry and viciousness. They were there, waiting, prowling and surveying the entire scenery for a vulnerable victim to rob and dispossessed of their valuables as they often do in the past. And successfully too.
“The woman approached. Still talking on the phone and gesticulating with her free arm. She was immediately spotted by the very perceptive eyes of this criminal gang. A brief conference amongst them, she was adjudged a soft target. There was no need for further plans or careful surveillance. After all they had done this successfully in the past. More so, their sheer ferocity makes them a sort of feared mobster in the local vicinity. But it turned out to be a miscalculation. And costly one at that!
“They approached and circled the woman who was oblivious of her surrounding and the imminent attack on her person. The robbery attack was swift and very decisive. She was held from behind by two members of the gang. One of them deftly pruned her hand bag off her shoulder and the same time attempted to retrieved the telephone with which she was making calls from her other arm. The last of the gang stood guard, providing cover for the others.
“They had during their planning stage misjudged the desperation of a Nigerian woman about to be dispossessed. The victim reacted swiftly. She let the hand free and held on tenaciously to her phone. A struggle ensued. The victim plaintively cried out for help. A motley crowd gathered. The other members of the gang, appropriately appraising the situation fled the scene. The fourth member was not so lucky. He continued to engage in an internecine struggle with victim for the phone. In desperation, he brought out a dagger, and cold blooded stabbed the woman repeatedly in the chest, stomach and shoulder. There is a proverb, when a strong animal flirts too much with the trap, he makes his meat available for children to share with teeth.
“The gathered crowd became enraged and promptly apprehended the abandoned thief. He was beaten to stupor, Tied up and set ablaze while the maddening crowd continued to bay for his blood.
“Joint Action Aid was alerted on Monday when video clips of the dastardly murder went viral on social media. We reported the yet another resort to “jungle justice” to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state. The video clips were carefully analysed and some arrest made. The six people arrested through our efforts denied criminal culpability and brought fast talking lawyers.

14 Most Explosive Rivalry Quotes Between Arsene Wenger & Jose Mourinho

The war of words between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger continues this weekend, as both managers renew their rivarly in a must-win game for United.

While the Portuguese has generally had the upper hand on the pitch over the years, both managers have had stern words for each other in the press room.

Here we recall their most explosive rivalry in quotes, dating back to 2005.

In August 2005, Wenger expressed concerns over Chelsea’s tactics:
“I know we live in a world where we have only winners and losers, but once a sport encourages teams who refuse to take the initiative, the sport is in danger.”

Mourinho was unimpressed and his response was Epic!:
“Wenger has a real problem with us and I think he is what you call in England a voyeur. He is someone who likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. Wenger must be one of them – it is a sickness. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.”

Wenger responded with a put-down of his own.
He’s out of order, disconnected with reality and disrespectful. When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.”

And more from Mourinho…
At Stamford Bridge, we have a file of quotes from Mr Wenger about Chelsea Football Club in the last 12 months – it is not a file of five pages. It is a file of 120 pages.”

When Mourinho departed Chelsea in September 2007, the rivalry was put on hold until his return to Stamford Bridge in 2013.

Wenger fired the first shot when Juan Mata was sold to Manchester United – a move that he argued could distort the league table given that the Blues had played their final game against United the previous week while rivals still had to play them.

Chelsea have already played twice against Man United, they could have sold him last week. I think if you want to respect the fairness for everybody, this should not happen.”

And the response…
“Wenger complaining is normal because he always does. Normally he should be happy that Chelsea sold a player like Juan Mata, but this is a little bit his nature. I think what is not fair is that his team always has the best days to play.”

In February 2014, just a few weeks later, Wenger was asked why some of Arsenal’s fellow title hopefuls were so keen to downplay their ambitions. “It is fear to fail,” he said.

Mourinho delivered a memorable monologue in reply.
Am I afraid of failure? He is a specialist in failure. I’m not. So if one supposes he’s right and I’m afraid of failure, it’s because I don’t fail many times. So maybe he’s right. I’m not used to failing. But the reality is he’s a specialist because, eight years without a piece of silverware, that’s failure.”

After a decade of verbal insults, the rivalry finally escalated physically in October 2014 when Wenger shoved Mourinho during an argument on the touchline at Stamford Bridge.
“In hindsight, I think I should not have reacted at all.”
“It’s not a way to behave on a football field. Did Mourinho provoke me? That is how I felt. I did not enter Chelsea’s technical area.”

And when it was suggested to Mourinho that his Arsenal counterpart could be charged…
Charged? If it was me, it would have been a stadium ban.”

After a fiercely-contested match at Stamford Bridge, which included Gabriel being sent off after a clash with Diego Costa, Wenger criticised referee Mike Dean and went unpunished by the FA, leading to this outpouring from Mourinho:
In this country, only one manager is not under pressure. Every other manager is. We cannot be below par. We have to meet the objectives. There is one outside that list, but good for him. You know who.
“The one who can speak about the referees before the game, after the game, can push people in the technical area, can moan, can cry in the morning in the afternoon, nothing happens. He can not achieve, keep his job, still be the king. In the rule book it says some managers can speak about the referees before and after games. Some others cannot. I am in the list of those who are punished if they speak about the referees."

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Photos: Actor Jackie Chan Wins Oscar Award After 56 Years , 200 Films & Many Broken Bones

The Hong Kong-born martial artist finally received an honorary Oscar Awards after 56 years of filming.
The actor who has over 200 films to his name with many broken bones was among the celebrities awarded an honorary Oscar award at Governors Awards on Saturday the 12th of November 2016.

Rush Hour movie co-star, Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker all came together to introduce him on stage before he accepted the award.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Chan thanked fans as they are the reason he “continues to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking, punching and breaking bones.”

The veteran actor started his acting career in 1960.

Man Collecting Money From Ladies With Threat To Upload Their Naked Pictures On Facebook Arrested

Michael Atanda has been making money from four of his girlfriends in Lagos for a while now before he was caught.

The 35-year-old suspect has been extorting money from his victims with the threat to upload their naked photos on the social media before he was arrested by the officials of Lagos State Police Command after 5 days of surveillance.
In a press statement, police revealed that the suspect and father of 3 had collected N121,000 from 4 of his girlfriends.
The suspect using the name of Segun Bayo on Facebook said he graduated from OAU Ile Ife.
When life became tough, he took to Facebook to create a fake account using the photo of a London-based Nigerian. He reportedly added several ladies as friends and after 2 weeks of chatting with them, he lured them into sexual conversation during which he persuaded them to send their nude photos to him.

His words:

His case has been transferred to SCID Panti Yaba for investigation.

Hilarious Names Of Churches You Will Find In Nigeria (PHOTOS)

The rate at which religion tends to find its way into virtually all that we do, has become very alarming.

However, the issue is not with the various religions, but with those who believe and follow these diverse beliefs. It is no news that everyone is free to practice whichever religion suits him or her, but it is sad to note that freedom has been abused and to a great extent has become man’s captivity.

Talking about names of churches and themes of church programmes, here are some very hilarious photos you must see! 

Enjoy below:

Dem say run for your life, you still dey wait.

Jesus is truly Lord!

Oya, who are you to Jesus oo?

STV nko?

Who wants to kill El-shaddai?

shey nah like this we go dey dey?

Jesus is an Igbo man? hehe*

If You Still Drink This, STOP! It Destroys Your Bones From Inside Out!!

Everyone knows that soda water is not the healthiest product. But the majority of us can’t even imagine which danger this seemingly harmless drink for children actually brings. For many, soda is the number one choice during the summer heat, in the case of some holiday and simply for everyday drinking. But do you know how much harm you cause for your organism when you drink such beverages?

1. Soda and osteoporosis

 In the compounds of many sodas are included caffeine and orthophosphoric acid that is, according to the list of researches, prevents calcium consumption. Another research showed that the regular drinking of sweet sparkling water causes the significant reduction of density of bone tissue of pelvis joints. It is noticeable that women are more sensitive to the loss of the bone mass. One more research showed that the regular consumption of 330ml of caffeine a day (that is approximately equal to four cups of coffee) leads to the loss of the bone mass.  
It is considered that caffeine prevents the calcium absorption and leads to the loss of calcium through urine.  In other words, soda is literally washing calcium away from your bones. That is why is it strictly prohibited for people who suffer from osteoporosis, Crohn’s disease and those who are older than 50.

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2. Harm for liver
If you think that cirrhosis is something that happens only to alcoholics – you are wrong. The excessive consumption of soda can also cause this dangerous disease.

3. Excessive weight 
Alcohol-free soda beverages occupy the leading place in the list of products that cause obesity. In a half-litre bottle of soda are contained 9 spoons of sugar that is actually much more dangerous than the common “home” sugar, because under the impact of carbon dioxide it is immediately absorbed into the blood stream.
And if you think that the diet soda is the way out, you are greatly mistaken. The “diet” sweet beverages bring even much more harm to your organism. Despite the fact that they really don’t contain sugar, they are filled with artificial sweeting agents that can cause the wide variety of hormonal disorders and lead to obesity.

4. Teeth decay
Sweet soda drinks damage dental enamel. Apart from the high content of sugar, these beverages are also very high-acidy.

5. Kidney diseases
As it was said before, the orthophosphoric acid takes away calcium from the bones, and it is partially removed with urine, but some amount of it remains in kidneys. That is why soda consumption is the sure way to get kidney stones. If you care for your health, you shouldn’t get addicted to soda beverages. Specialists also advise to drink a glass of milk per each can of soda to compensate the calcium loss.

Chai! Man Marries His Snake After The Death Of Girlfriend (Pictures)

A man has married his snake because he believes that it is his dead girlfriend coming to life in the body of the snake.

According to reports, he believes that the 10ft long cobra bears a striking resemblance to his dead lover.

 The unnamed loverboy is said to have been totally heartbroken when his girlfriend passed away five years ago. But when he spotted a snake with a resemblance to the girl, he instantly felt better as he believes she has come back to his life as the serpent.

He spends his day with the large cobra and enjoys its company.

The Buddhist believe that people can be reincarnated as animals so this is what gave the loverboy hope.

Pictures have emerged of him living a happy life with the snake. They eat together, drink together and even watch TV together.

 “He never stays away from the snake . He takes it everywhere he goes or even while he’s sleeping,” the man who released the photos said.

“He’s well known to be the man who lives with a snake. He had been warned several times that it is dangerous but he still carries on,” he added.


He evidently believes his snake-wife should never leave his side as these pictures suggest.