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Anthills of the Savannah, Girls at War
“He had an opportunity to make real reforms early on, to boldly reshape Nigeria’s path. He wasted it,”
List of largest cities in Nigeria is different from the list of most loved cities in Nigeria
It started as a movement in Africa, Ankara, the African prints has become the latest fashion trends in the globe. Ankara Inspired by the locals and designers in Africa has become the next big thing. Osas eye brings you a collection of the best Ankara dresses
If Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan can free the missing girls, he would have done it before now. He can't. He failed
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Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The re-enactments of the crucifixion of Christ yesterday drew thousands of tourists to the Pampanga region, 50 miles north of the capital, and a circus atmosphere prevailed.
"It's my first time to witness a man being crucified," said Charlotte Johansen, 26, a Norwegian charity worker taking pictures with her friends.
Archbishop Paciano Aniceto said the practice, which took hold in the province 60 years ago, was a distortion of Christ's teachings but he said the church could not stop the ritual.
"We do this because of our faith, not because we're paid," said Ruben Inaje, a house painter who has been crucified for 27 years.
"Two years ago, I said it would be the last time I'd do it. But every time I say that, my wife gets sick. I guess God wants me to continue."
Alex Laranang, a 58-year-old vendor who was the first to be nailed to a cross Friday, said he was doing it "for good luck and for my family to be healthy."
It was the 27th crucifixion for sign painter Ruben Enaje, 52, one of the most popular penitents from San Pedro Cutud village. He began his yearly rite after surviving a fall from a building.
Enaje screamed in pain as men dressed as Roman soldiers hammered stainless steel nails into his palms and feet. A wireless microphone carried his voice to loudspeakers for everyone watching to hear.
His cross was raised and he was hanged there for several minutes under the searing afternoon sun before the nails were pulled out and he was taken on a stretcher to a first aid station.
"It's intriguing and fascinating what makes people do something like this, how you can believe so much that you make yourself suffer to that extent," said Dita Tittesass, a tourist from Denmark.
Copies of the letter, Saturday Sun learnt, were conspicuously pasted on the wall of some of the buildings.
While they have collectively engaged the services of vigilance groups, most of them have erected iron doors in their rooms. Some, however, have fled their homes. A resident, who spoke with Saturday Sun, said they woke up recently to discover the letter pasted on their gates and walls. “Initially, we thought the letter was from either PHCN or one of those bills from local government. We got the shock of our lives when we read and it was from robbers who said they would visit us any moment.
Another resident begged the police to come to their rescue, as the vigilance group they contracted seems not to be up to the task on hand. “It is not a joke, because like the letters said, they will surely come. We have vigilantes and we are made to pay N100 per month for security. The only way out is for the police to secure us. If they don’t, we will just keep money at home because I know that they will surely come,” he said. Another resident said she was yet to recover from the shock of a previous experience, revealing: “Late last year, they visited my house heavily-armed.
Witnesses said the shooting lasted for almost two hours before the attackers fled. The Christian villagers there, who farm the fertile soils of Plateau state, blamed nomadic Hausa-Fulani cattle herdsmen for the attack. Such attacks remain common as Christian farmers clash with the herdsmen over land and grazing rights. Other attacks often are rooted in disputes over political and economic power in the region, which sits on the divide of Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north and largely Christian south.
Muhammadu Nura, the state secretary of a cattle breeders association, said Hausa-Fulani people had been killed in "reprisals," but denied herders were involved the attacks.
In recent days, witnesses and government officials say more than 50 people have been killed in attacks. That includes an assault Wednesday on a village in the Riyom local government area that killed 28 people and an attack Thursday in the Bokkos local government area that killed 18 civilians. The military said it killed six while trying to repel attackers in Thursday's assault.
Jos and surrounding Plateau state have been torn apart in recent years by violence pitting its different ethnic groups and major religions — Christianity and Islam — against each other. Human Rights Watch says at least 1,000 people were killed in communal clashes around Jos in 2010, attacks that saw whole villages killed. While major massacres haven't happened in the last few years, so-called "silent killings" continue and the two faiths have moved into different areas of the city.
Major attacks by Islamic extremists, including car bombings, also have hit the area in recent years as Nigeria's weak central government appears unable to stop the killings. With Easter on Sunday, government officials urged those living in Jos and the surrounding villages to be calm and peaceful during the holiday.
Plateau state Gov. Jonah Jang, a Christian long criticized for not doing more to stop the killings, said his government will continue to work for peace and prosperity in an area long beset by tension.
"Christians must claim this season, which symbolizes hope, by rededicating their lives to the teachings and path of Christ so as not to lose eternity," he said in a statement.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
"I am Malala." This book will be in bookstores in the fall. The memoir will tell the story of Malala Yousafzai, a 15 year old Pakistani girl that the Taliban have tried to kill in front of his school in the Swat Valley.
"I hope this book reaches people from all over the world, so that everyone understands how difficult it is for some children to get an education," said Malala. "I want to tell my story, but only because it is the story of 61 million children who are not in school. I Want to promote a campaign to give every girl and boy the right to go to school.'
“To answer the question if the Jonathan administration has met the goodwill
“It does appear to me that Nigeria is still a sleeping giant standing on spaghetti legs even today.”
"Watching the movie in a theater in Lagos made me cry and question myself if I am worthy of his love. Last year, the five presentations were all crowded, "says Ayo Adesola
I applaud Mel Gibson for his courage.
''After seeing the movie it helped me to go more closer to God. The suffering and pain Jesus went through is shown in the movie. while seeing this movie i felt that I am the part of the that world that actually crucified him'' Osa
Google's Project Glass team yesterday sent out the first of up to 8, 000 invitations to individuals from the US who can purchase the $1500 Explorer Edition of the Glass headset.
There's no concrete timeframe for the devices to reach participants in the Explorer Edition campaign, however, and it's not clear whether Google will continue to assemble the devices at the US facility if and when it ramps up production.
The Financial Times notes the first production run does support US President Barack Obama's 'Made in America' push to bring more high tech manufacturing back to the US.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The U.S. premiere was held on March 15 with surprising success: took second place at the box office and grossing over 17 million dollars just in the first weekend.
Halle Berry is the first African American woman to win an Oscar. She is one of the world's sexiest women
There was the expectation that the new album of the former lead singer of the band N'Sync sold about 750 thousand copies, pushed by a strong release schedule.
Bucking the general trend of shrinking music market in recent years, Timberlake's new album sold about 300,000 copies more than recorded in the first week of his previous album, "FutureSex / LoveSounds", 2006.
"The 20/20 Experience" marks the return of Timberlake's music career after a phase where he devoted himself to making films as an actor, in addition to launching a new record label, invest in social network MySpace and marrying actress Jessica Biel .
"I had the TV on and I thought I heard his name, I turned around and I looked at that picture again, it was my brother," the sister of Billy, referring to the story of his brother in tv. "I called and I said, 'This is my brother. I've been looking for 16 years. '"She lives in Texas, about 800 miles from Kansas City. And there's more. Many have offered to help Billy: man has also found a home and a job as a "roadie"
Krejci and Billy Sunday were on the "Today Show," NBC's morning program when the presenter announced a surprise and did get Robin, Edwin, Elsie and Nellie: the five brothers. Harris found themselves all together again. Hugs, tears, smiles, but also the embarrassment of the past. Off the air there will be time to meet and talk about what went wrong.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Among the dead are very many men. In 2010 alone, too much salt in the diet caused 2.3 million deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.
Almost one million of the 2.3 million people affected - almost forty percent - died aged less than 70 years.Almost two-thirds of the dead were male.Heart attacks were in 42 percent of cases the cause of death, followed closely by 41 percent of strokes.
The Summly summarizes the contents of pages and search results, speeding up browsing the internet, and was created when Nick was studying for a history test. "I was using online search engines to research in history. As I studied, I noticed that I found in my research irrelevant results and this hindered me, distracted me when I clicked on these results," said io Young told the BBC in 2011. The technology created by it assesses the significance of such content instantly to save time and avoid distractions.
How much patience he has with us! We do many things, but He is patient," were the words of the new Pope. The Lord also said citing the parable of the "Prodigal Son", is patient "like the father of the Gospel says he saw his son from afar, the son who had gone with all the money of his inheritance. "And why, he asked the Pope, saw from afar?" Why every day going up to see if the child back. "This, he repeated Papa Francesco," is God's patience, this is the patience of Jesus. "
The most recent polls have shown a sharp decline in the number of supporters of marriage between persons of the same sex in France, and a large majority also opposes gay adoption. The banners from the protest included "hands off my kids" and "we want jobs, not gay marriages."
According to the agency, the protesters were involved in some disputes with the police, who used tear gas against the crowd. The movement was led by comedian frigide Barjot. Over 300 thousand people gathered near the Arc de Triomphe to the march, according to French police.
In April, the French Senate is expected to approve the bill to approve gay marriage, after it has already been passed by the lower house of parliament.
In 2011, OMG brought the reality show franchise ‘Nigerian Idol’ and in the following year, birthed the ‘Nigeria’s Got Talent’ show.It is expected that X-Factor Nigeria will be announced this Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the weekly music industry networking event with artistes Burna Boy, Niyola, Seyi Shay, Phyno, Pucado and UK-based Nigerian singer, L Marshal on the bill.
The ultimate winner of the spectacular show will cart home a princely sum of $150,000 (N24million). The biggest prize among current reality TV shows. He will also win a recording contract with Sony Music for the recording of an album and professional management.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
His teammates Monreal added "We continue in the same line of work and effort that has led us to the successes of recent years, we are working to make this not end now, so continue that positive momentum. "
Those interested can submit their ideas on the website of the Foundation until 7 May
"Simona was fine until six months ago," says Pablo Rubio Salome, her husband, "then she started to have a numbness on one side of the face. We went to the doctor, but did not reveal anything.
Simona Tirendi suffered from weakness, blurred vision and dystonia after discovering that she is pregnant. She has relapse from the infectious agent 'Prion' which led her into into a coma. She has never recovered since.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Women get married in America on average their 27th and men on their 29th, according to the research.
Men who never married have a significantly lower salary than married men. The opposite is true for women.
The clip was later detected by Facebook and taken offline. "We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to uploading child pornography on Facebook. We are pleased that the material by users were reported so that we could quickly intervene," says a spokesman for Facebook. Twitter had more difficulty and noticed the shocking content only twelve hours after the appearance of the first messages and pictures that were deleted.
Chinua Achebe often criticized the leaders of his country and the entire black African living in the rhythm of military coups. The system of government in these countries, the author described as "kleptocracy".
Achebe was a supporter of Biafran independence and acted as an ambassador for the new nation. All his life he wrote about the problems of Africa and always prefer traditional Nigerian outfits.
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"I don't often do TV series - explained the director . This is the first in a long time. To give you an idea about the Vatican, if you know West Wing, which is now in the United States, takes a bit 'like that. It was written by Paul Attanasio, the writer of Dr. House, which lasted more than 10 years. I'll be here for six weeks and I'm waiting for it to stop raining ... "
The Vatican: "Will be set in our time and tells the story of an American archbishop,'' otherwise wait and see.
A source said the professor, who is the author of the popular novel, 'Things Fall Apart" had been ill for a while and was hospitalized in an undisclosed hospital in Boston. The source declined to provide further details, saying the family would issue a statement on the development later today.
Until his death, the renowned author of Things Fall Apart was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown.
The University described him as “known the world over for having played a seminal role in the founding and development of African literature.”
“Achebe’s global significance lies not only in his talent and recognition as a writer, but also as a critical thinker and essayist who has written extensively on questions of the role of culture in Africa and the social and political significance of aesthetics and analysis of the postcolonial state in Africa,” Brown University writes of the literary icon.
Mr. Achebe was the author of Things Fall Apart, published in 1958, and considered the most widely read book in modern African Literature. The book sold over 12 million copies and has been translated to over 50 languages worldwide.
Many of his other novels, including Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, Anthills of the Savannah, and A man of the People, were equally influential as well.
Prof Achebe was born in Ogidi, Anambra State, on November 16, 1930 and attended St Philips’ Central School at the age of six. He moved away from his family to Nekede, four kilometres from Owerri, the capital of Imo State, at the age of 12 and registered at the Central School there.
He attended Government College Umuahia for his secondary school education. He was a pioneer student of the University College, now University of Ibadan in 1948. He was first admitted to study medicine but changed to English, history and theology after his first year.
While studying at Ibadan, Mr. Achebe began to become critical of European literature about Africa. He eventually wrote his final papers in the University in 1953 and emerged with a second-class degree.
Prof Achebe taught for a while after graduation before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954 in Lagos.
While in Lagos with the Broadcast ing Service, Mr. Achebe met Christie Okoli, who later became his wife; they got married in 1961. The couple had four children.
He also played a major role during the Nigeria Civil War where he joined the Biafran Government as an ambassador.
His latest book, There Was a Country, was an autobiography on his experiences and views of the civil war. The book was probably the most criticised of his writings especially by Nigerians, with many arguing that the professor did not write a balanced account and wrote more as a Biafran than as a Nigerian.
Mr. Achebe was a consistent critic of various military dictators that ruled Nigeria and was a loud voice in denouncing the failure of governance in the country.
Twice, he rejected offers by the Nigerian government to grant him a national honour, citing the deplorable political situations in the country, particularly in his home state of Anambra, as reason.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
One of the coolest features of Twitter, the hashtag, which is used to define the topics of conversation is about to be adopted by the social network of Mark Zuckerberg. The founders of Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone. Currently the number one company is Dick Costolo.
In practice, if YouTube were a country, it would be the third most populated region in the world after China and India, also PSY and Madonna should repeat as many as 200 thousand times their performance at Madison Square Garden to raise as much audience.
Born in technology back in 2005 (one year after Facebook ) from an idea by three former employees of PayPal (Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim), today YouTube would be the third most visited website on the Web after Google and the creature in Menlo Park.
Beonce, who likes to dare with her costumes, helped create the design of the new collection for H & M, according to the Daily Mail. The pieces will be available in May nationwide.
"I always liked that H & M were pointing on the concept of fun with fashion, giving the customers a chance to spend digit reasonable '' said Beyonce. ''I loved the idea that we have worked to explore the different emotions of women representing them through the four elements: fire, water, earth and wind. It was like shooting a video'' She added
She said, “Whenever my mum is not at home, he grabs me, forces his hand over my mouth and then inserts his penis into my private part. He promises to buy me a car, cake and biscuit but he doesn't buy anything for me.
“He also threatens to use a knife to gouge my eyes out anytime I threaten to report to my mother.”
Ehijele also confessed he raped his 23-year-old daughter when she was much younger and even recently. He raped their one-year-old granddaughter that lives with them.
His estranged wife recalled “I am a caterer. In 2006 I went to Abuja for a catering job where I spent five days. But at about 1am, my first daughter, who was about 17-years-old at the time, called me on the phone crying that her father raped her that night.
“When I returned, I confronted him but he beat me up and he continued to molest our daughter and each time I confronted him, it earned me a beating. I had no choice but to leave him when I got fed up with seeing him molesting our daughter and later sleeping with me. I took my six children and we relocated.”
The shocking and disgusting incident started when the father first raped their 15-month-old granddaughter. His wife recalled how her husband went to the day care and after an altercation with the teacher, he took the baby home.
“He took the baby home and hours later the baby was crying profusely. When I got home, the baby was still crying and I wondered what was wrong. When I finally took off her diapers so I could bathe her, I noticed she was bleeding in her private part. When I raised the alarm, my husband was unnerved. That was when I suspected him.
“I rushed down to the Ejigbo Police Station and reported the matter.”
Margaret said she had been married to the suspect for over 23 years and lamented the animal she married. She left him a few years ago. She had no knowledge that he had raped their daughters.
“I have two daughters, four sons and a granddaughter. Sadly, my husband has raped all of the females,” she said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said the suspect would soon be charged to court on charges of defilement.
The doctor’s report showed that the girls have been defiled.
A copy of medical report issued by the Isolo General Hospital reads in part that, “The vaginal hymens of the girls are no longer intact.”