Sunday, 29 November 2015

Today's Wise Saying

Says Henrietta Szovatti.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Today's Wise Saying

''He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself ''-Chinese Proverb

Canadians elect new leader

Canada's federal election has produced a new leader - Justin Trudeau. Justin who assumed leadership of the country is son of Pierre Trudeau, a former prime minister. He led the Liberal party to clinch majority seats in the country's parliament.
In his victory address he said  '''s time for a change in this country, my friends, real change."

That, that is said to be constant - 'change' is like the new byword .......... in political landscapes?

Yayyy!! Feels good to be back!

Hi People! I have been AWOL for sometime now. My bad for not putting you all in the know that I'm back to school, hence my lack of postings in the few past days.

I'm a bit settled now. Getting a good hang of my classes, loving my course, enjoying the teachings and my teachers are fantastic!! They bring you nice perspectives to take on for what you love to do.

Kindly bear with me as I shall be updating you all on my journey. It feels so good to be back to the four walls of the classroom and yes , I'm still working on my weight loss and exercise routines too.

Keep checking!

The Duchess!

Facebook beams internet connectivity to Africa

Could this be the end of paying for data by millions of people in Sub Sahara Africa? , as Facebook perfect plans to beam Internet connectivity to the region via satellite by year 2016.

The social media giant is working with Eutelsat of France to deliver this innovative service.
Mark Zuckerberg in announcing this posted: "Connectivity changes lives and communities."
"I don port o" simply comes to my mind.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Happy birthday Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

I was meant to post a beautiful happy birthday message to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie yesterday but its never late I guess.

Adichie, a writer, turned 38 yesterday and I'm sure she had a great time celebrating.  Her speech on the dangers of a single story where she said “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” has actually been used in many citation across the globe.. And also in a conference I recently attended.

I wish you many more years Chimamanda!

Mastercard brings tears of joy to you

I watched this yesterday and it completely brought me to tears. Nothing more inspiring like seeing a life changed or transformed into something better.
Many thanks to MasterCard and all who took part in the clip, especially Nigeria's Kanu Nwankwo for realizing how much of a talent the young lad is.


Monday, 14 September 2015

New Mummies and Daddies get in here!

A first time dad Matthew Finch sang this song for his little tot after she was born. A-week-old little Ivy daddy's lullaby which he composed a week after she was birthed has since gone viral the moment he uploaded it on the internet.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The man whose tears moved the world

Remember this photo of this crying father clutching onto his children as they arrived the shores of Greece? Remember he got reactions from millions around the world? He is said to have arrived Berlin safely and trying to settle to build a new future for him and his family.

All the best to him.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

'Almajiri', foster care done wrongly

Recently, discourse on Nigeria's 'Almajiri' phenomenon has been within my focus.

From Calabar to Birnin Kebbi, Abeokuta to Pambegua, it is part of the nation's cultural fabric that some parents entrust their wards with relations or regarded personality in the community for upbringing. The ward whilst in this tutelage scenario amongst others derive essentials for lifelong living. Several individuals through this peculiar cultural arrangement are beneficiaries of 'Almajiri foster caring'.

To achieve this, government must provide platform for identifying fit-for-purpose fosterers who would be responsible for adopting children, numbers of which must be limited. Where needed, the government should provide financial support to the fosterers to complement their efforts. Fosterers must as well commit to enrolling the children in education that would transform their lives. I believe this is the wish of majority of the parents of children in 'Almajiri' configuration.

Epic photo!

Essence magazine beautiful picture of Serena Williams, Iman and Taraji P.Henson..nice eh?

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Monday, 31 August 2015

For the love of dog..

(Photos: CFP)
What appears to be a funeral is what was going on but this time, a well to do Shanghai dog owner forks out 8,000 yuan on Taobao service which specializes in laying animals to its final resting place. The funeral service helped carry out a fitting tribute to the unique life of this dog.

The procession featured a luxury car carrying a photo of the late pet. The event called for attention as it passed with a convoy through the city on August 29.

More pictures after the cut...

Today's Wise Saying

"The truth is like gold, keep it locked up and you will find it exactly as you first put it away"- Senegalese proverb.

A gigantic blue whale interrupts an interview.

BBC presenter Steve Backshall could not believe himself when a big blue whale appeared in the middle of him interviewing a marine expert live at Moss Landing in California.
The broadcaster could not contain himself upon hearing the news of the whale's appearance as he grabs the interviewee, Doris, in amazement and said ‘I am so so sorry. But I have just heard. This is incredible, I have just heard that we have on our helicopter a blue whale.’


Nigeria's D'Tigers clinches FIBA Afrobasket Championship

The Nigeria's male national basketball team, D'Tigers, have shown their prowess by winning the first ever International Basketball Federation, and the governing body of Basketball (FIBA)'s Afrobasket Championship on Sunday night in Tunisia. The Nigerian team defeated Tunisia 10-time champions Angola 74-65.

This is the first-ever continental championship win for the team!! Many congratulations to the boys!!They have done Nigeria proud!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Markets in free fall

The slump in Chinese economy is rippling across global markets with effect akin to 2008 financial crisis. British companies lost about £74 billion of their value to the development that is now tagged 'Black Monday'.

Markets in America, France and Germany were not spared in the free fall. The year 2008 is over and no one wants a repeat of that financial crisis.

Today's Wise Saying

"If the owner of the land leads you, you cannot get lost" - Ugandan

What's your flavour?

I know how much I dreaded making my kinky curly African hair and the hurdles you have to go through sitting and making the hairstyles..
I smiled when I watched this video..It made me feel room for improvisation for the black man's hair has really arrived.
Watch and tell me what style you love the most.

Different strokes for different....

Watch as different parents react to their teen children breaking news to them about impregnating a girl..Their epic reactions just tells you no parents would expect disappointment from their offspring! Watch!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

It's MO's moment in Beijing

Mo Farah has made it sixth consecutive world's title win with his outstanding 10,000m performance at World Championships holding in China.

It took Mo only 27 minutes 01.13 seconds to reach the finish line.

Plane crash in UK's airshow

West Sussex's Shoreham Airshow in the UK yesterday was marred by a crash of one of the show planes. The Hawker Hunter careered into many vehicles on A27 road resulting in many injuries and seven death casualties.

My thoughts are with the families of affected individuals.

Why always me?

You're probably not a follower of football if you had assumed this is about yours truly. It's about no one but Mario Balotelli, the Italian professional footballer.
Balotelli and Puma, the giant sports equipment manufacturer are introducing a new kids football boots.
The new product features a mohawk at heel of the boots and 'why always me' - the slogan of the footballer, etched on the side of the footwear.
Why not me? with kids product.

Company behind 'Female Viagra' sold

You had a double take on the headline? Surprise not, Female Viagra, Addyi will soon hit market. That's no longer news by the way. The news now is that the company behind the innovation, Sprout Pharmaceutical is being sold to Valeant Pharmaceutical of Canada for a whopping $1bn.
Sexual satisfaction is money! ;)

World's highest paid female actor earns $52m

Jennifer Lawrence has hit goldmine in the last 12 months with estimated earning of $52m. This placed her comfortably at number one in the Forbes' annual list of world's female actors earnings.

Her roles in the Hunger Games and X-Men films landed her this wealth. Other actors in the exclusive list are Scarlet Johansson and Melissa McCarthy, who are in the second and third position respectively.

Epic Photo!

This picture is self explanatory... He obviously has been troubling whoever works on that system.. Heheheh!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Yayyy!! Malala aces her exams

Malala Yousafzai, has passed her examination. The girl activist who was shot by Taliban for standing up for girls' education, got her GCSE results and proud she aced with all As and A*s. Her dad Ziauddin Yousafzai tweeted the above result.

Malala ,I'm very proud of you after all you've gone through. I smiled when I wondered how you achieved these results and still have the time to be an activist. You're truly an amazing girl! Many congrats!

Perfect Match Made

The blessings of friendships, relationships and marriages make us who we are as persons in most cases speaks for us when we deal with other people. True or False?

Greek Prime Minister resigns

The end seems not nigh for the crisis in Greece as the country's PM, Alexis Tsipras quit his position for election of a new leadership.
Recall the European country have been in financial meltdown in recent time, which it's striving to overcome.
I hope this political situation will not hinder the progress so far attained by Greece.

Today's Wise Saying

"If the sun claims authority over the moon, let it shine in the night."- Nigerian saying

David Oyelowo and dad on Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show'

David Oyelowo made a good on impression of his dad Stephen Oyelowo on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. Mr Oyelowo snr. who sat in the audience beamed with smiles all through when his son said his father is unable to pronounce Oprah's name properly. Watch!

Another video after the cut.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A face of despair

Photo by Daniel Etter for The New York Times
This is Laith Majid a Syrian refugee, holding his son and daughter, after his emotions failed him when they arrived safely in Kos from nearby Bodrum,Turkey.

What a huge paw!

Imagine holding this gigantic paw!! This is a grizzly bear's paw. So many thought running through my head as I stare at this picture.

Even though the bear is said to be sedated and about to be tagged.  I will not and shall not touch!!

Under no circumstance would I consider!!

94-year-old celebrates birthday with five generations of offspring

A park in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom was full of 151 members of a family who came together to celebrate 94th birthday of Cynthia Taylor, their matriarch.

Cynthia along with her seven children moved to the United Kingdom in 1955 to join her husband, Burchell who had moved from their native Jamaica a year earlier. The couple had six more children in the UK.
To celebrate her 94th birthday with her were 12 children, 65 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Many of the family member met for the first time at the occasion.

I wish Cynthia Happy birthday.

Zimbabweans displays at Ayr beach

What turned out to be a religious activity did not seem to go down well with beach goers visiting Ayr beach in Scotland on Sunday.

The tourists told how they watched two women kneeling chest deep in the sea, gasping for breath. The women were surrounded by three people in white robes chanting and pounding a staff into the ocean.
According to an eye witness " It went on for 20 minutes. I've never seen anything like it before in my life, it certainly wasn't something I expected to see on a Sunday afternoon"

As fears grew in the beach for the women's safety, a call was made to the police who arrived the location and discovered the group were Zimbabweans carrying out a religious ritual. It is unclear if the whole drama has anything to do with baptism or something of sort but the group left the sea reassuring the crowd that "all is well".

Different strokes for different folks!

Nigerians remembers Ebola heroine Dr Adadevoh one year after

One year ago, Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh was killed by the deadly Ebola Virus disease. The First Consultant Hospital endocrinologist contracted the disease whilst attending to a terminally infected Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer who introduced Ebola to Nigeria.
Dr. Adadevoh was one of the 21 persons who contracted the disease and amongst the 9 who lost their lives. She died on the 19th of August 2014.

Nigerians today thronged to social media to eulogize this great woman for the selfless act of putting her self in harm's way by confining Sawyer from having further contacts with more people around him.

Rest in peace Ma'am.

Just curious!

Not sure which of these two is the worse parker? lol.

The Dangers Of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment)

Do you know what your child or any little one around you does behind the computer screen or their handy tech gadgets? Watch this and spread the word to family and friends..These things are happening.

Let's be more watchful of who they talk to on the internet and try to have discussions about the ills of social media.

Today's Wise Saying

"A spider's cobweb isn't only its sleeping spring but also its food trap" -  African saying

Coe elected IAAF President

Remember the spectacular London 2012 Olympic? The man who led the delivery team, Lord Sebastian Coe has been elected the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Lord Coe, 58 is a former Olympic champion whose set a number of world records over his atheltic career.
In this role, Coe succeeds Senegalese's Lamine Diack after winning Sergy Bubka, a former Olympic pole vault champion by 115 votes to 92.

I'm so happy to hear this !! I was actually hoping he wins! 

Monday, 17 August 2015

Fashion runway set aglow in Kuala Lumpur

 Glitterati was in no limit in Kuala Lumpur during this year Islamic Fashion Festival. Check out about glamorous and modest designs by Aini Bakker of Malaysia.

I have made a note of this event in my diary and would be on the lookout for schedule off next event.

Today's Wise Quote

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Albert Einstein

19 set of twins starting primary 1

Teachers across primary schools in Inverclyde, Scotland might be seeing double as 19 set of twins enrolled into primary 1 class in the council area. This development brings to 72 sets of twins across the primary schools in the area.

Twins-searching couples probably now know where to reside the 'luck'?

Imagine yourself in this: Hindu cheeks piercing

A devotee of Hindu undertaking cheeks piercing as part of annual religious rites called 'Shitta Mata' in Chandigarh, India recently.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Today's Wise Saying

"When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”– Helen Keller

Sunday, 2 August 2015

"How to really love a child" by Sark

I guess a lot of parents can relate or learn with this.

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II says 'privilege comes with responsibility'

Ndani TV's African Dream throws light into the life of the Emir of Kano, North-West Nigeria, HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II's life, career and his views on Nigerian politics.
The banker turned monarch spoke about the consequences he faced for speaking the truth whilst still occupying the position of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and also what expectations he has of his child to the community.


Get inspired by Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg is a legendary designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. The Belgian born American fashion designer was thrown into prominence when she married the German Prince Egon of Furstenberg but later got divorced in 1972.

Her fashion company DVF, is a global luxurious brand that prides itself with branches in over 70 countries and 45 free-stand shops around the world.

In the 'Women In The World' summit held in New York in April 2015, Diane says how important it is for women to use their voices to reach out to their counterparts who have none.


A good read feed!

Saw this on Facebook...and I thought to share.. Its just the reality to know what you put out there on your social media page..Hahahahhahah.

Yay!! It's August!

Happy new month and Welcome to August..I must confess that this is month we have the most birthdays in my family...You'd try to call round to every celebrant almost everyday or every other day.. It must have been the most fertile month my folks got. ;))

Hope you all have a fun filled month and most importantly a very productive one!!!!

Al-Jazeera's Femi Oke speaks with Muslim women on changing stereotypes

So many stereotypes have trailed Muslim women around the world and it has been a hard task for them to distinguish themselves in the spate of Islamphobia present in the world today.

Al-Jazeera's Femi Oke speaks to four women in different career chosen paths and how they have been able to combat and change stereotypes..Watch!

Words of the day by Melinda Gates

"During my stay in Malawi, I joined the women collecting drinking water. I carried 20 liters and it was tough. Meanwhile, Chrissy (middle) is carrying about 40 liters. Many women do this every day"- Melinda Gates

Friday, 31 July 2015

The Nigerian film industry,Nollywood moving up the ladder

The Nigerian film movie industry popularly known as 'Nollywood' is making its mark in global film industry. The country's film industry commenced the journey with stage plays by theatre groups and later to the production of films in celluloid.

The advent of technology provided the background to transfer this art to VHS, CDs, DVDs and to its present status. Nollywood productions is now competing favourably with Indian film industry(Bollywood) and American film pioneer Hollywood.

Nollywood industry is a massive employer of labour in Nigeria and their impacts is drawing the worlds attention to the industry as showcased in the video clip above.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Any thoughts on this photo?

Bugaboo International B.V, an international dutch design company that makes pushchairs for babies and toddlers, recently produced an image for a promotional campaign of its new stroller range. The picture has triggered a lot of reactions.

What is your take? Yay or Nay?!

What do you think?

I think this is true! When you see someone struggling with a language, the person definitely has another language they are proficient in speaking.

First double hand transplants for an 8-year-old boy

Science is indeed wonderful!! Watch a little boy Zion Harvey who got hand transplants giving him quality of life.
Zion was infected with gangrene as a 2-year-old child, which led to amputation of his limbs. Early this month, the young lad became the youngest person to be a recipient of new hands. It took a team of 40 medical team(doctors and surgeons) 11 hours to carry out this medical breakthrough.

According to the lead surgeon of the team, L.Scott Levin who said 'This is a monumental step,' he added 'I hope personally we can help many more patients like Zion in the future.'

The hands donors too have done marvelously well for giving Zion a new life! They are heroes!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

President Obama's sister Auma Obama on TED talk

The very popular sister to President Obama, Dr Auma Obama is obviously a very effective and powerful public speaker. Her passion comes across easily when speaking, and how much she wants to see change and development.
She studied Sociology and German studies in Heidelberg then attending the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin before graduating in Bayreuth.

Photo of the day

What comes to my mind when I saw this is..Whatever you consider a stumbling block today will soon be irrelevant just give it time. 

Here in this picture is 5 megabyte of hard drive being shipped out, IBM 1956.

Today's Wise Words

"The truth is that, a leadership that cannot protect the poor will be unable to protect the rich" - Babatunde Raji Fashola

Terrifying moment an escalator swallows mother as she flings son (Viewer's discretion)

What can be considered as horror is what happened in a shopping centre in the city of Jinzhou, Beijing, China, where a mother holding her son, going up an escalator fell to her death as the panel of the stairs caved in and swallowed her.
The video footage shows how motherly instinct in the 30 year-old Xiang Liujuan, made her quickly fling her son forward to safety as all effort made by some shop assistants to save her own life failed.


Monday, 27 July 2015

Late Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi dies

Late singer Whitney Houston's only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown has passed on. The family spokesperson Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family members stating "finally at peace in the arms of God".

Bobbi was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub on the 31st of January and was immediately placed in a medically induced coma which she never recovered from.

The 22 year-old was moved to a hospice in the city of Duluth Georgia about four weeks ago when her conditions degenerated.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown.

Our condolences to the family..Its sad.