Showing posts from June, 2014

60-year-old woman gives birth in Lagos ...After 31-year wait

A 60 year-old woman, Mrs Christy Omolara Irurhe, was, on Monday, delivered of a baby girl in a Lagos hospital. Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune in the course of a visit, she described the pregnancy and birth as a miracle.

Indeed, there is nothing impossible for God, He is the same God, he never change.

7 Tips on how to Maintain a Happy Relationship

The small things make a big difference. You can achieve a happy relationship by focusing on the positive things.

| by Linda J. //

When a relationship hits a rocky patch, many people focus on the negative side. Don’t do this, avoid that…

But the secret to a successful relationship is not to highlight the negative, but to accent and maximise the positives. A happy relationship focuses on the do’s not the don’ts, the cans not the can nots.

Couples who actively work towards creating a fun, satisfying and intimate relationship for each other have a longer lasting successful relationship than those who drift along or concentrate on avoiding the negative aspects.

How do you maintain a happy relationship?

1. Be playful and have fun

Life is more than working, sleeping and paying the bills. It is supposed to be fun, a happy relationship is fun.

One of the first things to disappear when you get so wrapped up in the mundane and busy side of life is your sense of fun with your partner. Use your…

Three presidents to grace Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

At least three heads of state have confirmed their intention to be part of the activities marking the fifth edition of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, which is coinciding with the 80th birthday of Wole Soyinka, a professor and Nobel Laureate.
The three heads of state are Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana.

The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature is a biennial event staged to recognise the best literary work produced by an African. It was established by the Lumina Foundation in 2005 to promote literary excellence in Africa and has since become the African equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
The organisers of the award have announced a longlist of 10 African authors from a total of 163 entries submitted from 17 African countries in the genre of Drama, which is the focus of the 2014 edition. A shortlist of candidates for the prize is expected to be announced shortly, while the ultimate winner is…

Fasting reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease

Fasting can no longer be regarded as a religious obligation only , according to a  new research fasting has been found to lower rate of heart disease and diabetes. The study is done by researchers at Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.

The researchers reported that 10-12 hours of hunger prompts the body to initiate the search for food and the body then starts utilizing the stored amounts of bad cholesterol, LDL, which is found in fat cells of the body.

The researchers claimed that this mechanism influences people suffering from diabetes directly, The lead author Benjamin Horne noted that fasting can become an important diabetes intervention in the future.

"Though we've studied fasting and it's health benefits for years, we didn't know why fasting could provide the health benefits we observed related to the risk of diabetes," Horne noted.


Family, friends, colleagues and Nollywood practitioners, gathered for a special Service of Songs/Tribute Night on Monday, May 9th, 2014 in honour of Nollywood icon/producer, Amaka Igwe, who passed away on the 29th of April 2014.
Abike Dabiri and husband with Kunle Bantefa
The Haven Events Centre at GRA Ikeja hosted hundreds of personalities from government, media, music, business and Nollywood. Guests included; Abike Dabiri and husband, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Bukky Ajayi, Wunmi Obe, Olu Jacobs, Kunle Bantefa, Ngozi Nwosu, Sola Onaiga, Bimbo Akintola, Nobert and Gloria Young, Patrick and Ireti Doyle, Tony Umez, Kanayo .O. Kanayo, Ego Boyo, Ali Baba, Teju Babyface and a host of others.
Amaka Igwe will be buried on Friday, June 13th 2014 at Ndiuche Arondizuogu in Imo State, her marital home.

Tony Umez RMD and Nobert Young

Mobile Phones Kill Sperm?

New research conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK and recently published in the journal Environment International has revealed that–for men there is danger in keeping your smartphone in your pocket.

Mobile phones emit RF-EMR or radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation. The frequency is produced not only when a cell phone is active but also when the device is idle.

 The study revels that being exposed to radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation from carrying mobiles in trouser pockets negatively affects a man's sperm quality.

Red meat 'linked to breast cancer'

Eating a large amount of red meat in early adulthood could be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Belfast Telegraph

Governor Fayemi Escapes Death, APC Member Killed As Police Attack Party Faithfuls In Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, John Kayode Fayemi A peaceful walk by some members of All Progressives Congress, APC, on Sunday was disrupted by a detachment of anti-riot police. The police fired live bullets at the people killing at least one person. Governor Kayode Fayemi was not spared as his convoy was attacked. Tear gas canisters were fired at him while his security aide was brutally attacked. OSUN DEFENDER correspondent in Ado Ekiti who was at the venue reports that the operation which looked like a commando kind of action happened while the Commissioner of Police, Uyanah was present.

A GREAT NIGERIA AMAZON IS GONE: Rest in peace Prof. Dora Akunyili


Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano is dead.

One of Nigeria most prominent traditional rulers, Ado Abdullahi Bayero, the Emir of Kano is  dead.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Kano and will
be buried today according to Islamic rites. May his soul rest in peace.

Policeman, two others die in a pro-Biafran group failed attempt to make a live broadcast

MEMBERS of the pro-Biafran group, the Biafran Zionists Movement (BZM), led by a lawyer, Benjamin Onwuka, yesterday re-launched an attack on Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) in a failed attempt to make a live broadcast.

  Members of the group,  numbering over 50,  stormed the state radio station as early as 6.00 a.m., beating and seizing workers on duty while trying to make a forceful access into the station’s studio.

Clutching guns, machetes, bottles, petrol and other dangerous weapons including Biafran flags, an attempt to stop them resulted to a shoot-out, which claimed the life of a Police inspector and two other members of the group.

 The state Police Commissioner, Abubakar  Mohammed, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said their mission was to make a live broadcast “overthrowing the government of Nigeria and burning down the television station when challenged”, adding that 13 members of the group, including their leader, have been arrested.

The BZM had, …