Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has disclosed why she has a special relationship with colleague-Wizkid.
It is a great feat for the country as five outstanding Nigerians have been featured in the latest blockbuster Hollywood movie, Black Panther.
Black Panther is already 2018’s most-anticipated movie and the year just began. The movie, which has gathered a movement, is the first all-black feature cast and director movie and has been embraced by the black community as a big break for the black community.
It gets more exciting for Nigerians. Five of the Black Panther casts are Nigerians.
Meet the people who represent the giant of Africa:
Remember the black lady in Pitch Perfect 2? Yh, the tomboy, that’s the one. Talk talent and sope takes a spot. The Nigerian-born mother of two speaks four languages including her native language, Yoruba. Asides two degrees in engineering and marketing, she had her drama education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and has performed at the National Arts Theatre in Lagos, Nigeria. She has acted in The Good Lie, 96 minutes and Identity Thief. She plays the role of Shaman.
The Lagosian moved to the United States with his family in 1997 where he completed his secondary school education. He is a registered nurse and studied the Eric Morris Process of Acting. He has acted in several films and television series including Zoo and MacGyver. He is a Border Tribesman (uncredited) in the Black Panther.
Not much is known about Opegbemi. He played the role of a Club Patron in the tv series, Empire, in 2017. He is a Jabari Warrior (uncredited) in Black Panther.
Tari Omoro Jr.
Is an American of Nigerian descent. He fell in love with acting while studying computer science at the Tyler Junior College. He was a member of the crew of the box office film, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Black Panther will be his first film. He is a Jabari Drummer (uncredited).
Okocha is an American-born Nigerian. He has appeared as a cast in several films as far back as 2012. He is best known for the 2013 film, Speechless. He plays the role of Bueze in the Black Panther.
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Doctors were left quite stunned after they were able to remove a really huge tumour from a woman’s ovaries in hospital.
Sonia Lopez, a 57-year-old Costa Rican woman’s carried around a giant ovarian tumour for years.
According to Daily Star UK, Sonia Lopez was first warned that she had the growth inside her eight years ago, but refused to be operated on for personal reasons.
The woman’s tumour grew to around 5.3st over time, before doctors finally removed it in a grisly operation.
Doctors made the decision to remove the tumour when it grew to the weight of a 10-year-old child.
Sonia had also began struggling with breathing, which was another cause for concern.
Surgeon Pablo Sibaja said: “This kind of tumour has the characteristic that once it is there, it started growing in a disorganised way and very fast.”
After cutting the growth out at Hospital Mexico in San Jose, they described it as the biggest that the ward had ever seen.
The gruesome surgery took two hours and was carried out by six experienced surgeons.
Her tumour isn’t quite world record-breaking though, as a 37-year-old Chinese patient once carried a 17st tumour around with him.
Despite the magnitude of the operation, the patient is said to be recovering well.
She told the media: “It is like being born again, like coming back to reality. I am in the recovery process.
“Doctors have already explained to me that it is going to be long but how I feel now compared with how I felt before… it is like a trip between the sun and Earth.”
Sonia now hopes that she will be able to “keep on with (her) normal life) and “keep on working”.
Outspoken lawmaker and Peoples Democratic Party Senator, Ben Murray Bruce, has reacted to his video which was re-posted by wife of the president which went viral online.
The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has reacted to the actions of the First Lady, Aisha Muhamamdu Buhari, on Friday.
The wife of the president took to her social media accounts, to repost short videos in which some lawmakers criticized her husband’s government, claiming it has been taken over by a cabal.
Ben Bruce claims that her actions and utterances suggest she does not belong in the ‘other room’ and has “capacity to lead and lead well”.
He tweeted on his verified Twitter page thus:“Let me say that by the actions and utterances of @aishambuhari since she became Nigeria’s First Lady, it‘s my opinion that she does not belong in the ‘other room’. She is a very intelligent woman that has the capacity to lead and lead well. Your Excellency, please never be cowed!”
In the clips from OakTV, the lawmakers had openly accused President Buhari of appointing incompetent people because they “belong to the cabal”.
The first one showed Senator Misau on the floor of the Senate, criticizing the president for appointing “an incompetent person” as the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA.
A popular religious cleric in Nigeria has spoken on the importance of tithing to Christendom which shouldn’t be compromised.
“Second, they spoke because they felt that recession is biting so hard and they felt that tithe was taking part of their income and, therefore, affecting their ability to live which, in itself, is ignorance. Third, because I know that whenever you see a campaign against biblical principles and doctrines, the devil is behind it. The scriptures that talk about tithe began as far back as Genesis where Abraham paid tithe to Melchizedek. Then it moved on to Deuteronomy where the people of Israel were required to make 10 per cent contribution to the house of God in order to take care of the Levites.
“That is how the issue of tithe was established in the Jewish setting and, of course, when it got to Malachi, which is the popular scripture, Malachi 3:10, the Bible says ‘bring all tithes into the house that there may be meat in my house’. That is the first part of that scripture. Then it says ‘prove me now if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing’. Now here’s the question, by demanding tithe, does God really need our money? No. God requires man, wherever there is a physical demand for anything in church, it is not because God is in need, it is because God wants us to learn how to honour Him with what He has given to us.
“People need to understand that the needs in the house of God will be met whether or not people decide in their own wisdom or knowledge to bring. So people need to come to the understanding that we are not doing God a favor by obeying that scripture, we are doing ourselves a favor. The argument that tithe was given as a commandment to Jews and that it was supposed to be paid to the Levites, and we are not Jews and neither are pastors Levites simply shows the ignorance of those who say so.
“The Bible makes it clear that everything that took place in the Old Testament was an example for the future. It used physical things to give analogy for the understanding of spiritual things that were going to come. So when we talk about tithe, there is a need in the house of God that transcends just meat and drink. The Church has a role to take care of the brotherhood. The Church has a role to step in and try to bridge the gap where government fails as far as people’s welfare is concerned. The Church has a role to propagate the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ for God till the end of the earth. All these assignments require money and that is what tithe is meant for.
“Do people arrogate tithe and offerings to themselves? Yes! But the misuse of something does not nullify the authenticity of its command. Every man, pastor will give an account of his stewardship to God. So if somebody is not being faithful, it does not nullify the Commandment of God. It simply means that you are being unfaithful to the commandment of God. So, if somebody takes the tithe that belongs to the church and uses it for his own personal need, that is unfaithfulness. I don’t believe that the money that comes from tithe and offering is enough to buy private jets. We need to talk about something else.”
In Nigeria, Armed Forces Day, also known as Remembrance Day, is celebrated on 15 January. It was formerly marked on 11 November of every year to coincide with the Remembrance Day (Poppy Day) for the World War II veterans in the British Commonwealth of Nations, but it was changed to 15 January of every year in Nigeria in commemoration of the surrender of Biafran troops to the Federal troops on 15 January 1970 thus signalling the end of the Nigerian Civil War.
The day is marked with a Remembrance Day parade at the Cenotaph in Abuja and in the 36 state capitals. The ceremony includes 21 gun salute, playing of the Last Post, a minute’s silence, laying of wreaths and release of pigeons to symbolise peace.
In the past month armed forces remembrance day emblems have been on sale across the country. Proceeds of the sale of the remembrance emblem go to the Nigerian Legion.
2017 Remembrance Day emblem.
The Nigerian Legion is the Nigerian association of ex-servicemen, i.e former members of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force.
Officers and men of the armed forces are trained to fight and kill. When they retire, they discover that there are no jobs for them (some of them have been in the armed forces since they were teenagers and military work is all they know). Others were forced to retire from the armed forces due to injuries sustained in battle. The Legion helps them to integrate into society and take care of themselves.
By law the Legion is permitted to operate certain businesses in order to raise money for its members. Members of the legion also serve as security guards at government establishments (you often see them in their brown uniforms). The Legion also raises money through the sale of Armed Forces and Remembrance Day emblems.
In recent years (especially since the return to civilian rule) members of the Legion have gone through great hardship while trying to collect their pensions and gratuity. Sometimes their pensions are not paid for many months. At other times, legionnaires, who could be as old as 60, 70, or 80 years old are made to travel long distances and queue in the hot sun, all in the name of pension verification exercise. Many legionnaires have died during this process.
Nigerian rapper, M.I. Abaga during the Soundcity MVp awards on the 12th of January at Eko Hotels in Lagos urged all rappers to “pick up their pens and start writing”.
A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede has reportedly met his early death after he was attacked by alleged cultists.
alleged cultist said to be a student of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Imo state has been shot dead at the popular ’50-50 Bar.’
An eyewitness said the yet to be identified victim was killed by rival cultists yesterday 12th of January while he was drinking with his friends.
The witness further added that policemen have started making massive arrest to identify those involved in the murder.
More details later…