Saturday, 28 March 2015

INEC restores its hacked website

Just an update on my earlier report that Independent National Electoral Commission INEC have been able to restore their website by rectifying the problem caused by cyber-hackers.

I hope this is the end of this dastard act. God bless Nigeria!

Today's Wise Saying

"A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle"-Ethiopian Proverb

Nigeria's electoral body - INEC's website hacked!

The Independent National Electoral Commission's website has been hacked!

The electoral body is today conducting Nigeria's Presidential election.

Presidential election D-day in Nigeria

Registered voters in Nigeria across the country are in the polls today to exercise their civic duty to elect the country's President for a four-year term.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in the contest against a formidable challenge from General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), a former military leader and candidate of main opposition party All Progressives Congress (APC).

Wishing the country a successful exercise.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Zayn Malik splits from One Direction

Its no longer news that Zayn Malik of the boy band 'One direction' has quit from the group to live a "normal life". The 22-year-old singer said in an interview with the Sun "I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while ... I only ever tried to do it for the fans. "I'm only upset because I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way. "It's not that I've turned my back on them or anything, it's just that I can't do that any more because it's not real to me."

He denied talks going round about bad blood between him and his fellow band mates for making this decision, instead he insists "My band has been really supportive". The rest of the boys Harry Styles, 21, Louis Tomlinson, 23, Niall Horan, 21, and Liam Payne, 21 are eager to carry on as One Direction.
Not all of the band fans have been able to gulp this down, there's been so much rant on social media especially girls who have sought after him..
I think he is just at that point where he needs his mummy..He just wants normalcy!

All the best to the young lad though! He still has a lot ahead of him in the future.

As Nigerians hit the polls tomorrow

As President Obama has said, I will also lend my voice with him to tell Nigerians to shun violence, as they go to the polls tomorrow to carry out their civic duty.

Wishing Nigeria the very best.

Today's Wise Saying

"Whoever sets his father's house on fire would inherit the wreckage"- A Swahili Proverb

Tony Elumelu funds African Enterpreneurs

Its a breadth of fresh air for 1,000 African entrepreneurs as Tony Elumelu's fund of $100m initiative would boost the Africa's  private sector. The 26th richest African according to Forbes rating said the entrepreneurs were the continent's "hope for the future". The Nigerian billionaire also added "The selection of these 1,000 entrepreneurs brings us closer to our ultimate goal - to drive Africa's economic and social transformation from within and to radically intensify job creation in Africa".

We need many more of Mr Elumelu in Africa.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Emmanuel Emenike face abuse from Fenerbahce supporters

Being bullied by your own supporters or fans is the last thing any player in a team would expect, especially when you are trying your best to impress your fans.
Nigerian international player Emmanuel Emenike angrily walked out of the field when he could not take an alleged abuse from his own fans during a match in Turkey. The Fenerbahce striker was booed by his team supporters after blowing a one on one chance with Besiktas' Tolga Zengin after a poor touch to control a long ball. Emenike removed his shirt in annoyance and walked off to the sidelines on Sunday night's match against Besiktas. His coaches quickly arrested the situation by pushing him back in to the pitch to continue to play.

Today's Wise Saying

"Those who respect the elderly pave their own road towards success" -African proverb

President Obama has a word for Nigerians before March 28th polls

President Obama lends his voice to Nigerians to do the right thing and not allow anything disrupt the March 28th upcoming elections. He appeals to the citizens to stand together and not only shun violence but to show support for a peaceful co-existence for a common future.

Many thanks to Mr Obama ...You have spoken well!

Ariana Grande's mimicks Celine Dion on 'The Tonight Show'

American talk show host Jimmy Fallon had singer and actress Ariana Grande do an impression of Celine Dion on his The Tonight show. The presenter joined the Nickelodeon star to do "Beauty and the Beast" duet even though she quickly confessed she doesn't know the lyrics. They both did a fantastic job mimicking Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. I'm very sure Celine would be laughing watching this!! Oh God! Her mimicking was spot on! Can't fault the way she mimed Celine's mannerisms, it was well played out.

Some people are just born talent.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Today's Wise Saying

"He who cannot dance will say,"The drum is bad"- Ashanti Proverb

Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame

I'm sure you all remember the famous Monica Lewinsky and the saga with former President Bill Clinton..I just finished watching this TED Talk...Really thought provoking as she gives her narratives...Enjoy!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Today's Wise Saying

"A wise man does not know all, only a fool knows everything"...Zambian saying

Malala doll..Yay or a Nay!

Found this picture on Malala's Facebook page. It was made by a supporter of her fight for education ..

Another picture after the click..

When a flatmate is fed up,there is nothing you can do about it!

When you are not afraid to say things the way they are..Hahahahahha!

Bitter-sweet feeings as father raise quads alone

What was meant to be a lifetime of joy turned out to be a tragic twist of fate, a bitter-sweet experience for father of quadruplet Carlos Morales, who lost his wife hours after she had the babies.
Morales 29, is now faced with raising the children, 3 girls and 1 boy all alone. A massive out pour of love have been shown by the public since the babies were born in January 2015. A gofundme page has been created to fund, support and assist the upkeep of the babies. Father of the babies Erica, Tracy, Carlos Jnr and Paisely says "We’re just doing our best. I’m feeling really, really grateful for everybody that just came together and helped us," 

Morales's late wife's mother has since moved in to help with the babies and she said “It’s funny how things turn out. Bittersweet, but at the same time, thanks to God, and the outpouring support of the public, it’s been phenomenal,” she said. “And I’d like to say thank you to each and every one of you. All the support we’ve gotten from you, we appreciate it.”

You'll get there! Be strong!

When celebrities bury their hatchets

In Vitro Fertilisation was in the news recently when fashion icon Domenico Dolce of D&G referred to IVF babies as "...children of chemistry,synthetic children".The first backlash was from Sir Elton John who called for a boycott of the fashion brand. In the same vein, I was taken aback because I know one or two persons who this medical breakthrough have brought smiles to their lives and homes.. In the middle of the boycott troll,roving cameramen took images of the musician with the brand's bag followed by a renewed declaration of love for D&G. 
Now that its all over...What about those who followed suit and angrily cast-off their D&G designer items??

Do you bury hatchets and leave people upstaged?!

Celine Dion's Mum clocks 88 today!

Celine Dion celebrates her mother Thérèse Dion as she clocks 88. Celine did what good kids do for their mothers..A beautiful tribute! I felt very emotional watching it even though it was in french.

Celine sings "Celle qui m'a tout appris" in a touching tribute to her super mama. Enjoy!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Meet Ex-Ghanaian President J.J Rawlings and family

Former President of Ghana Jerry John Rawlings was the first President of the 4th Republic. In the picture is his wife and three out of his four kids.

His father is actually a Scottish man, a chemist born in Castle Douglas in South-West Scotland.

Little wonders he looks mixed race...Beautiful man! Once a soldier, always a soldier!

A well celebrated mothers day

Dear Mums...I hope you all had a wonderful mother's day yesterday? Here is a card from my little munchkin celebrating me. I wish peace and love for all mothers around the world.
May all our labours never be in vain. Amen

Popular Nigerian Artist Ali Nuhu actor shares picture with his family

Ali Nuhu,a Nigerian actor, film director and movie producer turned 41 yesterday and here is a picture he posted on his fan page...Gorgeous yeah?

Today's Wise Saying

"If while climbing a tree you insist on going beyond the top,the earth will be waiting for you"- African Proverb

Little amazing 4-year-old girl exhibits what she sees mummy do with make up

I promise you this little girl knows more make-up routines than a lot of adults. She can actually give tutorials...Enjoy!!

Where are you sugar addicts like me??Get in here!

As you all know I have been weaning myself off sugar lately, I try to steer clear from things that would make me have sugar rush...So I'd deal with cravings by eating a fruit or drinking tea to hydrate myself.
According to Graham MacGregor, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London Hospital said; ‘Added sugar in our diet is a very recent phenomenon and only occurred when sugar, obtained from sugar cane, beet and corn, became very cheap to produce. ‘It’s a completely unnecessary part of our calorie intake: it has no nutritional value, gives no feeling of fullness and is acknowledged to be a major factor in causing obesity and diabetes both in the UK and worldwide.’

In addition, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends no more than 10 cubes a day.

So what category do you belong in the picture?

Culled from MetroUK

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Overweight dog regains self back

This excessively fat Dachshund dog in the above picture was fed junk food by its owner and has lost more than 25 kilograms after being placed on a diet. Dennis the dog lost more than 75 per cent of his body weight in a space of 24 months.
The dog owner Brooke Burton 26, from Columbus, Ohio, got him from her uncle who fed him human food. After taking him away from the uncle in 2013, Ms Burton raised veterinary cost through Crowd funding site to enable the dog embark on a diet, which has now put the dog back in shape.

Things you do for a healthy lifestyle! I'm sure the dog was even tired of being called to do anything.

A little girl's response to a bully-best response ever

Listen to this little girls's smart response to a bully. Some of us who aware of the damaging effect this could cause would really appreciate the gumption she took to give such a fantastic response!
"The little boy said I look ugly.  I said I didn't came here to make fashion statement, I came here to learn not look pretty. And the little boy said I look bad,  I said did you look in the mirror lately?  Bye-bye! See you later!  Make me mad!"  
If only I had the courage to say this when I was young. I wish I could give her a warm, big, motherly hug. Bless her!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

100 Top World Universities by their reputation

University of Edinburgh
According to the Times Higher Education, universities in the United Kingdom including Oxford and Cambridge have moved up in international ratings. The UK schools got bigger rankings before some other big names in the United States. Cambridge and Oxford ascended to attain second and third place respectively, sweeping over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

Harvard University is still maintaining its first place in ranking as the world's most honored university since rankings began in 2011.

Trust me...I've had a quick run through to see if any African university made the list..Its your turn to check!

The full list after the click..

Duchess of Cambridge recycles Dalmatian Print Coat for Art Gallery visit

The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was seen today when she arrived at the Margate's Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Kent, South England today March 11th. The expectant-mum recycled her beautiful Hobbs animal print coat which she has worn to the christening of the Royal Princess cruise ship when she was still pregnant with the little prince in June 2013.

Pregnancy really suits her! God! Her skin looks flawless!

Disney's new Cinderella movie to be released on the 13th of March 2015

Breaking the glass slipper to ensure the real owner is never found is another twist to the story. I'm hoping the story line would come with the real owner presenting the other leg of the footwear. My fingers are crossed, thinking there would be more interesting bends in this yet to be released Disney movie. 
Watch out for it on Friday 13th March 2015.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tidjane Thiam appointed as Credit Suisse new CEO

Tidjane Thiam, group chief executive of U.K- insurer Prudential is a French Ivorian businessman and former politician will become the Chief Executive of Swiss Bank Credit Suisse. Thiam, born in Côte d'Ivoire and holds dual Ivorian and French citizenship will be starting his new role in June this year, taking over from the outgoing CEO Brady Dougan. 
Thiam has been named by the chairman of Prudential Paul Manduca as an "exceptional leader " who steered the company through financial hard times.

Well done Sir!

Asa in an all-black ensemble

Nigerian songster Asa is on tour promoting her 3rd album Bed of Stones, starting from Spain since February and is expected to end with a super performance at the end of march 2015 in Lyon, France. Here in the picture is what she wore, an all-black ensemble to perform at Chateau Rouge in France on the 6th of March 2015.

Nice one Asa!

My new found love

I'm sorry to have been away for this long....So much has been going on with me that I just could not space out time to blog. I'm back to start again.
As I said in the beginning that I love fitness, this is my new found love..Yes its a spinning bike! Its something I have become very comfortable with..not minding the sweaty pits,grinding teeth and uncoordinated pedaling. I try not to miss the classes too. The fabulous instructors and my gym-mates makes the workout fun!

What exercise have you challenged your self to do? Let's hear from you!