Showing posts from October, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo Launches Clothing line, Names it CR7- Cristiano Ronaldo

CR7 Underwear was established in 2013 by Cristiano Ronaldo and the Danish underwear manufacturer JBS Textile Group.
This was what  he said a during the launching of the CR7 Underwear “The companies that I choose to work with need to be fashion oriented and of the highest quality to be able to deliver a superior product to my fans.
In JBS I have found a collaborator who designs and produces products of the highest quality and have a strong heritage of great design”, says Cristiano Ronaldo.

New York-based designer Richard Chai has played an important part creating the designs and styles in close collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Richard Chai is known for his work with several international fashion brands.
The underwear and socks collection consist of four lines : Luxury, Fashion, Basic and Boys.

You can now check out the full #CR7underwear collection at
more pics after the cut...

PHOTOS-OJB Jezreel Speaks Out After Successful Transplant

OJB Jezreel has successfully completed his transplant in India, and is thankful to Nigerians for their support so far.
In a statement released by the producer, he profusely thanked the public and he was going to be home soon.
Dear fellow Nigerians,
Greetings from far away India! I am sure this note from me will catch you with a little surprise.
I have been reading a lot of news about ME being published on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and different Blogs by my good friends. I thought I must take out a quick moment and let you know that I am officially discharged today from the hospital, after a successful Kidney Transplantation Surgery, by God’s Grace.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for your prayers and good wishes, without which all this would not have been possible. I also take this opportunity to thank my friends, fans and family for all the love, prayers and good wishes for a Speedy Recovery!!
Be home with you soon. Thank you once again sinc…

Stop buying Cotton buds by the roadside

Please do not show sympathy to people selling buds on roadside or at Signals. Just wanted to warn you people not to buy those packs of ear-buds you get at the roadside.

It's made from cotton that has already been used in hospitals.. They take all the dirty, blood- and pus-filled cotton, wash it, bleach it and use it to make ear buds. So, unless you want to become the first person in the world to get Herpes Zoster Oticus (a viral infection of the inner, middle, and external ear) of the ear and that too from a cotton bud, DON'T BUY THEM!!

Nigerians To experience Partial Solar Eclipse

Nigeria will experience a partial solar eclipse on Sunday the 3rd of November; an astronomical event that will have the earth thrown into temporal or partial darkness as the moon blocks the sun’s rays from reaching the earth.

Briefing journalists on what Nigerians should expect, the Director General of the Nigeria Space Research And Development Agency (NASDRA), Dr Sa’idu Mohammed said the eclipse will come in three phases; a partial eclipse at about 1.00 pm when the moon will touch the edge of the sun, the maximum eclipse shortly before 3.00pm when the moon is expected to be closest to the center and shortly after 4.00pm when the moon will leave the sun’s edge.
He however stated that there is no cause for alarm and Nigerians should not panic.
As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocksthe Sun.
This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen fr…

Gunmen steal over $54 million from bank van

TRIPOLI, Libya — A Libyan security official says gunmen have stolen over $50 million after attacking a van belonging to the country's Central Bank on a road along the Mediterranean coast.
The official says the van, which had no guards accompanying it, was ambushed near the city of Sirte late Monday. The money was a mix of foreign currency and Libyan dinars. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.
In the eastern city of Benghazi, attackers opened fire on a five-men sit-in, killing two and wounding three.
The five were protesting the 2011 assassination of former army chief Abdel-Fatah Younis.
Younis was Moammar Gadhafi's interior minister before defecting to the rebel side to help command the uprising against Libya's longtime ruler.

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How to Repair Your Aging Brain in Just 15 Minutes a Day…

If your doctor said mental decline is simply a part of aging, I’m here to say think again. While it may not be possible to completely prevent memory lapses, you can hold on to a quick and sharp mind as you get older.This report will help you preserve and promote your brainpower. Many of these simple exercises take just minutes a day. They’re easy to understand and easy to do. I’ll show you: Tools you can use to reverse cognitive decline How to beat the brain-destroying effects of cortisol The best way to protect yourself from dreaded Alzheimer’s Disease
Build New Networks and Ward off Age-Related Decline Scientists are finding exciting new evidence of the brain’s tremendous capacity to repair itself. No matter how old you are, the brain can modify its structure, staving off age related decline. When one network of neurons dies, the brain can sprout brand-new connections and create another network. In one study, doctors compared the memories of people in their 20s with those in their 70s. Eac…

Catholic priest marries gay partner of 20 years

Retired Catholic priest the Rev. Tom Pivinski and his partner of over 20 years, Malcolm Navias, celebrated a beautiful interfaith wedding on Monday at their home in Asbury Park, New Jersey. They wed on the very first day that same-sex marriage was allowed to happen in New Jersey after Governor Chris Christie dropped his appeal to overturn legalization.
Pivinski had already officiated three marriages in the wee hours of Monday morning, as couples didn't want to hesitate a minute more than they had already been waiting to finally become husband and husband or wife and wife.
He told the Ashbury Park Press (APP), "I think it's wonderful. I am just very grateful that the state has recognized the equality of all people."
In the evening, he went home to join hands with Davias in a Jewish wedding ceremony officiated by Rabbi Kraus, who blessed them as they stood wrapped in a Tallis, a prayer shawl.

see pics after the cut....
They exchanged the rings that they had bee…

Student charged with murder of Class Teacher

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) -- A well-liked teacher was found slain in woods behind this quiet Massachusetts town's high school, and a 14-year-old boy who was found walking along a state highway overnight was charged with killing her.
Blood found in a second-floor school bathroom helped lead investigators to the body of Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old math teacher at Danvers High School who was reported missing when she didn't come home from work on Tuesday, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said.
"She was a very, very respected, loved teacher," Blodgett said.
The suspect, Philip Chism, was arraigned on a murder charge Wednesday and ordered held without bail. The teenager, described by classmates as soft-spoken and pleasant, also did not come home from school the day before and was spotted walking along Route 1 in the neighboring town of Topsfield at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Officials didn't release a cause of death and haven't discussed a…

MEND Claims Responsibility for explosion in Warri Refinery

We brought  you a report of a fire outbreak at the Warri Refinery on the 21st of Oct 2013, which resulted in no fewer than 9 people sustaining various degrees of injuries.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)  has come out to claim responsibility.
MEND in a statement signed by its spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, said the attack on the oil facility was an indication that ‘Hurricane Exodus’ was on course.
The statement read: “MEND takes responsibility for the sabotage this morning, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, inside the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Refinery in Warri, Delta State of Nigeria. ‘Hurricane Exodus’ was intended to burn down the entire refining facility. “As long as President Goodluck Jonathan continues to rely on an unsustainable and fraudulent Niger Delta amnesty programme, peace and security will continue to elude his government in the region. ‘Hurricane Exodus’ is on course!” However, the management of NNPC, which confirmed that …

Pirates kidnap Two US Sailors in Nigeria

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Pirates have attacked an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped the captain and chief engineer, both U.S. citizens, security sources said on Thursday.

Pirate attacks off Nigeria's coast have jumped by a third this year as ships passing through West Africa's Gulf of Guinea, a major commodities route, have increasingly come under threat from gangs wanting to snatch cargoes and crews.

The U.S.-flagged, C-Retriever, owned by U.S. marine transport group Edison Chouest Offshore, was attacked in the early hours of Wednesday, UK-based security firm AKE and two security sources said. The company was not immediately available for comment.

In a separate incident, three Nigerian soldiers were killed on Tuesday when armed robbers attacked a vessel carrying construction workers in the creeks of oil-producing Rivers state, the army said on Thursday.

Unlike the dangerous waters off Somalia and the Horn of Africa on the east coast o…

3 Ways Your Emotional Brain Can Help You Communicate with Your Partner

Jean Houston, a teacher and philosopher, talks about how living conditions over the past hundreds of thousands of years have affected the development of the male and female brain in really different ways.
In essence, women spent the majority of their time living in communities with other women and children. Men spent most of their time either on their own or with small groups of other men, hunting and gathering.
As a result, the female brain began to develop better ways to emotionally connect with others and the Emotional Brain is now 25 percent larger in women than in men. This means that women can sense very subtle changes in someone’s mood or emotions, and notice slight differences in facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice.
This difference in brain structure accounts for a lot of differences in how men and women function, communicate, and relate.

It’s why women spend so much time thinking about relationships and men spend so much time thinking about w…

How Do You Create a Healthy Relationship?

As a therapist, I can devote much time and focus on examining my clients’ unhealthy relationships and patterns of relating.
It raises a great question: What does a healthy relationship look like? Whether it be with a romantic partner or a friend, a healthy relationship will have many of the same components.
In a healthy relationship, the identity of the individual parties remains distinct. Individuality and being exactly who one is is valued as an asset within the dyad. This creates a feeling of safety, because the individuals are free to show up authentically in the relationship, and can ask for what they want and need.

It’s also important to respect that the other person is an imperfectly perfect human being, who sometimes makes mistakes. Perfection is not expected, and when a boundary is crossed, the individual says so, and the other responds respectfully.
Being in relation to others also means that we continue to grow as individuals, and we do the work that is necess… Strike Will Be Over ‘In A Few Months’

Nigerian students were yesterday assured by the Federal Government that the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, would be over in a few months.
Minister of Education, Mr Nyesom Wike stated this at the anniversary lecture of National Universities Commission, NUC, in Abuja.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Dr. Macjohn Nwaobiala, the minister reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to resolving the ongoing strike.
“The Federal Government is very concerned about the state of public tertiary institutions in the country. The Federal Government is really worried about the ongoing strike of ASUU and the strike would be resolved in a few months,” Wike said.
In his paper presentation titled, ‘Turbulent and Testing Times for Global Higher Education: Lessons for Nigeria’, Professor John Daniel said “online teaching and learning is now part of the future of most universities. Nigeria should be very good at this b…

Kanye West explains why He took a look-alike Jesus with him on Tour

Kanye has come out to reply his critics on why he brought a look-alike Jesus on stage.
In a radio interview, West said “I had a friend of mine that is a pastor and we were discussing how we were going to deliver it. My girl even asked afterwards “isn’t that weird if Jesus comes on stage or something like that?” No we do plays all the time where people play Jesus. What’s awesome about Christianity is that we are allowed to portray God. We’re allowed to draw an image of Him. We’re allowed to make movies about Him. Other religions you can’t do that. Michelangelo did it…It’s a painting, it’s a sculpture, it’s a moving opera, it’s a play, it’s a message. I’m not even going to do any comparisons with that. God knows where my heart is at.”
We hope he's able to draw the line between creativity and craziness? Scandal: Coscharis gave N112m kickback to aviation minister

According to new reports by Sahara Reporters, the car company that sold the two BMW armored cars to NCAA, gave N112million to aviation minister Stella Oduah as kickbacks. (Kickback is a form of negotiated bribery in which a commission is paid to the bribe-taker for services rendered)

From Sahara Reporters

Even as the minister of aviation began a new spin today that the BMW armored cars purchased by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for her use were done on "hire-purchase", SaharaReporters has unearthed new details about the $1.6 million spent by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to purchase the armored BMW cars for Nigeria's Aviation Minister Stella Oduah. A highly reliable source has told SaharaReporters that the shady deal for the car was done entirely between Coscharis Motors Limited, a dealership from which the cars were purchased, one of Ms. Oduah’s private firms based in Abuja, and First Bank of Nigeria. “The NCAA was not even aware of the…

Cholera outbreak in Lagos- 3 confirmed dead

Lagos state Health Commissioner Jide Idris yesterday confirmed the outbreak of Cholera in the state.
Areas affected mostly are Apapa, Ajegunle, Surulere, Oshodi, and Lagos Island.
Though three people have been confirmed dead out of the 13 reported cases.
He however hinted the public not to hesitate to contact any health worker if there's a new case of cholera.

5 Lessons for Living a Creative Life

In her book Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life author Dani Shapiro weaves together deeply personal stories from her past and present with insights on the creative process and the trials and triumphs of being a writer.
Shapiro is the author of several memoirs and novels, including: Devotion: A Memoir, Black & White, Slow Motion and Family History: A Novel.
Here are several insights and lessons from Still Writing, which may bolster your own creative process, regardless of your tool of choice, and whether this is your profession or pastime.

1. Learn to live with your inner critic.
It’s comforting to know that best-selling authors like Shapiro also have an inner censor. Shapiro’s inner censor sounds a lot like mine (and probably a lot like yours): “This is stupid.” “You really think you can pull that off?” “So-and-so did it better.”
What’s helped Shapiro in quieting these critical thoughts is learning to live with her inner censor, and treating her…