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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

RISING STAR: YVONNE JEGEDE


Born August 25 in Edo state, Nigeria, Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede took a long break from the Nigerian movie scene to Cyprus in 2007 to further her education. She hit limelight for her appearance in 2Face’s African Queen video as well as her roles in several Nollywood movies before her hiatus.



Blaze of Glory, Missing Angel and Tade Ogidan’s Behind the Siege are some of the popular flick which claimed her to fame before she went on sabbatical a couple of years ago.




HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES



Sweet potatoes or yams are good food that everyone should include them in their diet. They contain the fiber which easily digests. Sweet potatoes are good food for the diabetic patients. They contain the vitamins fibers and carbohydrates .So they have many health benefits .Below are the some of the health benefits.
  
Working as Antioxidants:
 Sweet potatoes contain the beta carotene and vitamin A .It also contains the vitamin C. vitamin A and Vitamin C together works well as antioxidants to remove the dead blood cells in the body. These antioxidant properties prevent us from getting blood cancer and heart diseases.

 Anti cancer Food:
 Sweet potatoes or yams contain the carcinogen and beta carotene will helps to prevent the cancer by working as antioxidants in the body. Yams prevent the cancers like colonel cancer, blood cancer, kidney cancer etc.

 Anti-Inflammatory Agents:
 Yams contain the magnesium, zinc, vitamin B .They work as Anti inflammatory agents in the body


Easy Digestive food:
 Sweet potatoes contain the rich fiber they are helpful in the food digestion. Sweet potatoes are just starch and carbohydrates nothing more than that. So they are easily digestive mainly in mouth .They are also helpful in avoid the stomach ulcers.


Cure Congestion:
 Sweet potatoes contain the iron, vitamin C which are helpful in cure the congestion nose, lungs.

 Diet for Pregnancy women:
 Yams contain the folate , folic acid which are best supplements for the pregnancy women. This folic acid is much important for the baby’s formation and proper birth defect free baby. Yams do it for it’s folic acid.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

TONTO DIKEH FLOATS FOUNDATION


In the eyes of many, popular Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh, is controversial. Many have even criticized her over her lifestyle. But contrary to the general impression, the Dirty Secret star has some humane side to her, as she has recently floated a foundation called Tonto Dikeh Foundation.
The actress, who recently delved into music under the DB Records, posted a picture of an abandoned baby tucked inside a Shoprite-branded polythene bag and rescued by her team.
The actress, who expressed sadness over the sight of the abandoned baby, wrote on her Instagram page that thee reason she decided to establish a foundation is to help the needy, the poor and raped victims.
In a tweet, she wrote: "Woke up, crying bitterly. I've never seen so much innocence in a paper bag. Why do we do evil? Why are our hearts so dark? Nine months in vain? I have a foundation called The Tonto Dikeh Foundation, which supports teenage pregnant ladies due to rape or mistake. We try to support financially and look for charity homes for abandoned kids. I will leave information of the foundation as soon as I am done working it out, so we can help each     other, only if we open up our minds to God."


KATE HENSHAW, UTI NWACHUKWU TO HOST NATIVE AND VOGUE FASHION WEEK

Kate Henshaw

Organizers of the yearly Port Hacourt International Fashion Week have announced the readiness of top fashion brands and models to partake in the second edition of the show tagged 2014 Native & Vogue. It holds at the popular Presidential Hotel, Port Hacourt between September 19 and 21.
Among the international designers who will be showcasing their works at the three-day event are South Africa's premier fashion label, KLuK CGDT run by Malcolm Kluk and Christian Gabriel Du Toit, Ade Bakare from the United Kingdm and Shaldom Kopman, aka Naked Ape, also from South Africa.
Others are UK-based Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Creations, Luis Jimi 'De Laja from South Africa and Nigeria's Agbani Darego, Frank Osodi, Zizi Cardow, Yomi Casual, Amos Ejiro Tafiri, Oluwagbon Oshinowo(Carpe Diem), Valentine Ejimakor(Dark Val) and Princess Peaceful Owoghiri.
Uti Nwachukwu
The show which will be hosted by popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw and BBA Season 5 winner, Uti Nwachukwu, will also feature performances by 2face Idibia, Cobhams Asuquo, Chidinma Ekile and K Cee.
Other celebrities, whose attendance has also been confirmed, include Bryan Okwara, Alex Ekubo, Denrele Edun, Eku Edewor, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Kenneth Okorie, Isio Wanogho and Gbenro Ajibade.
Sponsored by the Rivers State Government, the event is jointly organized by Neo Mantra, an intellectual property development company, in partnership with Vanguard Allure and Bunor Creazioni, a renowned Nigerian indigenous fashion design, consultancy and model management firm headed by Frank Osodi.



LANCELOT IMASEUN TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS ON STAGE


One of Nigerian influential film directors and producers, Lancelot Imaseun, has revealed that he will be marking his 20 years on stage next year.
The filmmaker also revealed that he was recently asked to direct a play, the ABC of Death, in Houston, Texas. According to him, he is the only African out of the 26 directors selected.
Known for promoting his culture particularly in epic movies, the Edo State-born movie producer and director started with Isakaba, a movie set in 1752 A.D. Other movies he shot in recent times include Adesuwa and Invasion 1897, which is a deliberate attempt to attract global attention to the issue of repatriation.

9ICE STARTS POLITICAL CAMPAIGN


Months after he declared his attention to seek a political office, award-winning Nigeran singer, Abolore Akande, aka 9ice, has officially unveiled his campaign poster under the All Progressive Congress (APC). The artiste is running for a seat in the Ogbomoso North/South/Orire Federal Constituent. He recently shared an image of himself on a white seat, stating that he wanted a seat in the Federal House of Representatives.
Determined to realize his dream, 9ice, on Wednesday, reportedly visited his constituency, where he addressed a large crowd at Oja Igbo Town Hall. "If I was elected to represent Ogbomoso Federal constituency, I will use my salary to develop this community," 9ice said.
Consequently, 9ice has joined the likes of Kate Henshaw, Desmoond Eliot, Julius Agwu and Dan D'Humourous who have made their political ambitions known.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WHO IS AFTER HON. DICKSON TARKIGHIR?


There was a disturbing post on facebook recently about Hon. Dickson Tarkighir. Well am glad the parties involved have responded to this. Incase you didn’t see it, one guy posted that a certain politician seeking election into the Federal House of Reps is been accused of stealing his step mother's corpse for rituals. Anyway here is the post.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!Missing Corpse at Bishop Murray Medical Centre Mortuary Makurdi.The corpse of the step mother to the House of Representative hopeful Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency come 2015h, Hon.Dickson Tarkighir has been reported missing at the mortuary. Could this be that HON.DICKSON TARKIGHIR who deposited the corpse by himself does not know the where about of it or he has used it for rituals to achieve his political ambitions. The Utyondu people are demonstrating right now, calling HON.DICKSON TARKIGHIR to return the corpse of their Mother.

And this is the press release to the post and rumours been peddled around.

Considering a post last night of the missing of the corpse of one Mrs. Anava Tarkighir, a step-mother to Makurdi/Guma House of Reps-2015 hopeful, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir, the following facts avail; that-

1. The deceased, Mrs. Anava Tarkighir (nee Tyongiga), native of Mbaikyor in Makurdi LGA, had been married to Hon. Dickson Tarkighir's father, and the marriage produced four children (two males and two females), but following the death of her husband, Pa Tarkighir in 2000, the woman eventually left back to her native place where she has been in the last five years;

2. The deceased died on 20th August, 2014 at the Bishop Murray Medical Centre, Makurdi following a bout of sickness, and at the time of her death she was in the care of her brother, one Mr. Akor Tyongiga, who had brought her to the hospital;

3. Following her death, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir was informed and he duly came to the Bishop Murray Medical Centre and, in line with Tiv customs, got involved in the arrangements to give the deceased a befitting burial at the Tarkighirs ancestral home at Uvii, Guma LGA, Benue State;

4. Hon. Dickson Tarkighir, together with Mr. Akor Tyongiga, had taken the deceased's remains to Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, to deposit at the mortuary there, whereupon a death certificate was demanded, which could not be obtained from the Bishop Murray Medical Centre, necessitating the remains to be returned and deposited at the mortuary there, and a receipt was duly issued in the name of Mr. Akor Tyongiga on 20th August, 2014;

5. However, on Thursday, 4th September, 2014, Mr. Akor Tyongiga, in the company of younger siblings of Hon. Dickson Tarkighir went to the Bishop Murray Medical Centre mortuary to retrieve the remains of Mrs Anava Takighir for burial, but they discovered that the remains were missing;

6. The search for the missing remains went as far as Ushongo LGA to ascertain if the remains of a woman taken from that same mortuary the previous day were those being searched for, yet to no avail, and the situation was compounded by the absence of detailed records of remains of dead persons deposited at the mortuary;

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO’S SON SHOT BY BOKO HARAM


Lt. Colonel Adeboye Obasanjo, the son of Nigeria’s former leader, General Olusegun Obasanjo who was shot during a clash between soldiers and Boko Haram terrorists has been hospitalized at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

Lt. Colonel Adeboye alongside another officer and two soldiers were severely wounded in Mubi, Adamawa State as soldiers battled to take the town from Boko Haram militants.The spokesman of the FMC, Adam Dodo, who confirmed the development to reporters, said the officer is in stable condition and responding positively to treatment.

Lt. Colonel Obasanjo was shot in the leg during the clash.

DUBAI’S ICD BUYS $300 MILLION STAKE IN NIGERIA’S DANGOTE CEMENT


Sovereign fund Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD) has bought a 1.4 percent stake in Dangote Cement, Nigeria’s biggest company by market capitalisation, for $300 million, a Dangote spokesman said on Monday. Dangote Cement spokesman Carl Franklin confirmed the sale, but provided no further details.
 Stockbrokers in Lagos told Reuters 243 million shares of Dangote Cement were transferred to ICD, which holds stakes in some of the emirate’s top companies, at 200 naira each, a 12 percent premium to Dangote Cement’s price of around 223 naira on Monday.

“ICD is diversifying its portfolio … into the West African market through a minority stake in Dangote Cement. We believe this bodes well for future investments into Nigeria from the Middle East,” Akinbamidele Akintola, an Africa equity sales executive at Renaissance Capital, said.
 Dangote Cement, owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, is expanding and plans to roll out cement plants across Africa to reach an annual 62 million tonnes capacity by 2017, up from a projected 42 million tonnes this year.

It reported pretax profit of 107.1 billion naira ($659.4 million) in the first half, down 0.57 percent from a year ago, on revenues of 208.9 billion naira.
Shares in Dangote cement, which make up a third of Nigeria’s stock market and hit a record high of 250 naira in July, traded flat at 223 naira on Monday, valuing Nigeria’s biggest company at about 3.97 trillion naira ($24.5 billion).

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Monday, September 8, 2014

MEET US BASED ACTRESS AND SINGER, MONICA SWAIDA


Monica Swaida is a US based actress and singer who has featured in a couple of movies. Although her educational background is not acting, she has a passion for the arts.


With a graduate degree in Accounting, Monica has an extensive financial background. She Attended Mt Wachusetts community college, University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and Boston university. Monica worked for different accounting firms and later changed careers to information systems. A Microsoft certified engineer, A+ certified engineer worked as a systems engineer for Wang, Getronics, Lotos, Compaq, Hewlett Packard etc. She formed Monica Insurance Agency in 2003.





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MI LAUNCHES SINGLE WITH LEADERSHIP SEMINAR


One of Nigeria’s leading rappers, Jude Abaga, popularly known as MI, recently held a leadership symposium and art exhibition to launch his latest single, King James, at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.
At the well-attended event that was preceded by a historic 50-station nationwide release of the new single, the popular rap artiste said: “It is time we started having conversations around leadership, especially amongst our youths. 2015 is here with us in a bit, so we need to start talking about the things that affect our future and the things that matter”.
Speakers at the event include: the Executive Director of First Bank, Mr Gbenga Shobo; Mr Akinwunmi Amobode, a stalwart of the All Progressive Congress(APC); Toyosi Akerele, a youth activist and Founder/CEO ,Rise Networks as well as the founder of The Future Africa Awards, Adebola Williams.
Chocolate City artiste, Nosa, and Ruby of Loopy Music thrilled the guests with their musical renditions.
The photographic works were captured by August Udoh, depicting MI in the themes of family, victory, respect, wealth, solitude, courage and leadership, which are all currently on auction. MI revealed that the new single, King James , would not be part of his highly anticipated third album, The Chairman.

FUNKE ADESIYAN EYES POLITICS


Popular Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan, has joined the league of entertainers with political ambition, following her recent announcement to run for a seat in the Oyo State House of Assembly from the Ibadan South-East constituency. However, she is yet to disclose the political platform on which she will be contesting.
Funke, who has featured in several movies and several TV soaps, first made this disclosure via a Blackberry broadcast message.
Though she may not be one of the most celebrated in the Yoruba movie sector, she is , however one of the most-talked about particularly because of her alleged romance with actor Saidi Balogun and socialite Sati Ramoni.