Monday, 25 November 2013

250 Widows set to get Married in Sokoto State

The Sokoto State Government said on Sunday that it would give out in a mass wedding, 250 widows and widowers across the state to give them a new lease of life.

Alhaji Zubairu Goronyo, the state Commissioner for Social Development, who announced this at the screening of the beneficiaries in Sokoto, said that the venture would gulp N30 million.

According to him, a date will soon be fixed for the exercise.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, who witnessed the screening that was done to establish the health status of the beneficiaries, reported that it was handled by various committees.

Alhaji Zubairu said that beds, mattresses, sets of chairs, curtains and two sets of female wrappers would be given to each of the 125 brides.

He said that similarly, the grooms would be given two sets of guinea brocade, N20,000 each as dowry to formalise the marriage agreement, and another N20,000 each to boost their businesses.

The commissioner said that the state governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, would serve as guardians to the brides and grooms at the ceremony.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

‘The exercise is going to be on a quarterly basis, so as to enable more potential brides and grooms to benefit,” he said

Love couple- Angelina Jolie buys Brad Pitt an Island for his 50th birthday

What do you give a man who has almost everything? An Island! According to new reports, Angelina Jolie just dropped $19million for a secluded heart shaped Island located in Lake Mahopac, 50-miles away from New York City, which she reportedly plans to present to her partner Brad Pitt on his 50th birthday on December 18th.

Angelina paid a recent visit to Petra Island where she discovered two sprawling properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who is Brad's favorite architect. She reportedly paid for one of the properties.
"As soon as Angelina heard the island was on the market she arranged a viewing. She was really impressed. The house is perfect for romantic getaways or as a family retreat," a source told the Daily Mirror U.K. "It's very private and Angelina knows the fact the island is in the shape of a heart will mean so much to him," the source explained.
The 11-acre Island boasts panoramic views, a helicopter pad, the famous Massaro house and a cottage

New music: Mr.Question- Furz Khadi ft. Y.M.C

This song is a sure club banger and its going to stay on your playlist for a long time.....Mr. question was produced by Yung Willis and additional vocal by and enjoy...

Pregnant and abandoned

Adaeze Ugorji’s world figuratively crashed to a bruising halt when she told her boy friend that she was pregnant.pregnant+school+girlHer illusions of marriage was shattered as the man denied responsibility; her future plans for graduate studies were crushed as her outraged aunt denounced and threw her out of their Festac home; and she found herself at the mercy of the elements as she roamed Lagos streets in a desperate search for shelter and determined not to abort her baby.
“I don’t have any plans for now,” said the young mother. “I was living in Festac, but my aunt and her husband asked me to leave their house when they found out about my pregnancy. My mother is late; she was the person that I was staying with before she died and I moved in with my aunt, no other person is around for me.”
Ozanam House, a transit home for the displaced, run by Catholic nuns, eventually provided shelter and ante-natal treatments for Ms Ugorji until she gave birth to her baby.
“For now, there are a total of six inmates, and five of them have given birth to babies while the remaining one is still expecting,” said Theresa Duru, Director of Ozanam House.
The home is supposed to provide temporary shelter for any person who is displaced, but it turns out that teenage pregnant ladies constitute more than 90% of the population in the home at any given time.
Shade Popoola’s case is worse. She botched an abortion attempt last year, which caused injuries to her womb, because she could not afford to incur the wrath of her parents, more so when the man responsible for it abandoned her and fled their Ijesha neighbourhood.
“I just regret the whole thing,” she said. “Now, na only God I just dey pray for make this problem no make me childless for life.”
Despite the flood of abstinence/contraceptive use awareness campaigns organised by government, non government organisations and international agencies, millions of Nigerian teenagers still engage in unprotected sex often resulting in unwanted pregnancies. In Lagos, these pregnancies have led to a population explosion of orphanages and illegal abortion doctors.
The National Bureau of Statistics indicates that, as at 2004, a mere 60% of male citizens of Lagos State used condoms, while 39% of women did so. The National Action Committee on Aids also revealed that an average of 14% persons between ages 15-24 used any form of contraceptive in a five year survey.
pregnancy teen
The National Bureau of Statistics indicates that, as at 2004, a mere 60% of male citizens of Lagos State used condoms, while 39% of women did so
The baby care unit of the Little Saints Orphanage, located at Palmgrove Estate, reveals that they receive an average of five unwanted babies a month.
“These numbers are discouraging,” said Enyinwa Eke, a psychologist and university lecturer. “In this age, we should no longer be preaching the importance of contraception usage to our youth. The sheer number of unwanted babies being abandoned at orphanages all over Nigeria is a very unwelcome development.”
He also urged parents to join the campaign against unwanted teenage pregnancies by being more active in the sexual education of their children, and ensuring that children are not exposed to pornography.
The reconciliation efforts of the nuns at Ozanam House, which ran for seven months, resulted in a grudging forgiveness from Ms Ugorji’s aunt, and subsequently paved way for her return to Festac.

ASUU STRIKE Update: Lecturers give FG fresh prerequisites to end STRIKE

ASUU President, Faggae
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it will not suspend its ongoing strike until the four months salaries owed its members are paid.
The union also wants the immediate implementation of the N1.2tn offer by the Federal Government to public universities, starting with the release of N100bn this year. The balance of N1.1tn is to be spread over five years from 2014.
These were some of the resolutions reached by members of the National Executive Council of the union who converged on Kano on Friday to deliberate on whether to call off the over four- month-old industrial action or not.

Launch Of The Microsoft Xbox One

 Gather here all ye lovers of video games, we bring you good news.
The two major gaming consoles, the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One were released into the tech world this November.
The Xbox One which was released in 13 countries on the 22nd of November hit sales of over a million in less than 24hours, to make it the biggest launch in Xbox history. Thousands of fans lined up in front of stores to purchase their own Xbox One Console.
At the New York launch, American award winning artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis helped 1,000 fans count down to midnight as they anticipated the official release of the console.The launch of Xbox One unleashed a new era of games and entertainment. Xbox One brings the best games, live TV, Skype, sports, fitness, music and more to one system at the center of the living room, all available at the command of your voice.
Gamers couldn’t wait to play Xbox One and check out new games like “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” and “Killer Instinct.” Best selling video game of all time and winner of 6 Guinness World Records‘Grand theft Auto V’, is also available on the Xbox One .
There is limited information about the price, but Amazon UK has put the pre-order price for the Xbox One at 600 Pounds (144,000 Naira).

President Jonathan Returns To The Country After Visit To The UK

 President Goodluck Jonathan who was in the UK for the 15th Meeting of the Honorary International Investor Council (HIIC) has returned back to the country.
He arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja today. The president, who fell ill during the short trip, looks agile and answered few questions from news men. He also thanked Nigerians for their solidarity and well wishes while he was away. See another picture after the cut.

World’s FATTEST Woman Loses 272kg: You Won’t Believe How She Looks Now

 32-year-old Mayra Rosales was nicknamed the Half-Ton Killer after she made headlines in 2008 of murdering her nephew with her own 1,000-pound body. She has now decided to save her own life by losing the wight.

According to a press release, she has indeed managed to shed ‘an astounding amount of weight’ thanks to surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation and huge changes to her diet.
In a recent interview, she admits she had undergone two surgeries, one on each side of her legs, and she is awaiting a gastric bypass surgery in the coming months.
She has also been following a high-protein, low-carb diet, with plenty of steamed vegetables, sugar-free desserts and soups.
In the interview, Mayra says optimistically: ‘I’m turning, sitting up, if I feel like going out I transfer to thewheelchair. I’m still in movement’.
‘I was alive before, but I didn’t have a life,’ she says. ’And now, I do.’

Tiwa Savage Sends Thank You Message To Well Wishers

Tiwa this evening thanked her fans and well-wishers for supporting her on her big day. She also posted the picture above in appreciation.

American Music Awards 2013: Red carpet pics + Full list of winners

The 2013 American Music Awards took place yesterday Nov. 24, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre Los Angeles. Pictured above are Rihanna (who won an Icon award) Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. See more red carpet photos and full list of winners after the cut...

Heidi Klum
 Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus

 Christina Aquilera

Jordin Sparks
Kendal and Kylie Jenner and Emma Roberts
 Zoe Zaldana
 Taylor Swift

 Kelly Osbourn
Lil Mama and Aubrey O'day
 Katy Perry
 Naya Rivera
Danity Kane
Miley and her dad. Myley performing on stage
 Chili and T'Boz of TLC

 Keisha and Nicole Richie
                            Lance Bass and 2chainz
 Lady Gaga and R Kelly

 Guiliana Rancic and JLo with Casper

Full list of winners
Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B

Favorite Album, Country
Taylor Swift/Red

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/The Heist

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist, Latin
Marc Anthony

Favorite Album, Pop/Rock
One Direction/Take Me Home

New Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Country
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year
"Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line, featuring Nelly

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B
Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music

Favorite Male Artist, Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop/Rock
One Direction

Artist of the Year 
Taylor Swift

Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary
Maroon 5

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational
Matthew West

Top Soundtrack
Pitch Perfect