Chimamanda Adichie disagrees with Buhari on Nigeria Governance

“He had an opportunity to make real reforms early on, to boldly reshape Nigeria’s path. He wasted it,”

The largest cities in Nigeria: ranked 1 to 10.

List of largest cities in Nigeria is different from the list of most loved cities in Nigeria

Ankara Dresses, Prints, Latest Fashion Trends

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

Who will bring back Nigeria’s lost girls?

If Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan can free the missing girls, he would have done it before now. He can't. He failed

African Clothing, Traditional Men's Fashion Styles

African wear continues to rock the fashion trend. From Nigeria to South Africa, Osas eye gives you look at some of the jaw dropping traditional wear by African designers for men

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chinua Achebe: his top 10 Novels

The Nigerian Novelist Chinua Achebe, who died earlier this month, was well known for his novels during his time in the spotlight. Here are ten of his most memorable novels.
Chinua Achebe: his top 10 Novels
Chike and the River, No longer at ease, A man of the people, Things fall apart, Arrow of God,
Anthills of the Savannah, Girls at War


Chinua Achebe best quotes

     Which is your favorite novel?

Irish parade to mark Easter Rising

Ceremony underway in New Jersey to mark Easter Rising. The Irish institute of United States are on parade from West Park ave through Broad St and around Rutgers University to mark today's occasion. Crowds gathered to watch the Irish Medals and Memorabilia from The 1916 Easter Rising Parade.

Irish parade to mark Easter Rising

 I  love the Irish symphony. This is how I spent my lovely Easter Sunday.

Easter Irish Parade


Easter Parade in New Jersey

Easter Parade in America

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Filipinos nail themselves to crosses on Good Friday

Catholic zealots in the Philippines nailed themselves to crosses to mark Good Friday. Tourists and locals looked on as 18 men had nails driven through their palms, and were then hoisted up onto crosses in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ. The visitors watched barefoot Filipinos whip themselves then have nails driven through their hands before hanging for a few minutes on crosses.

Filipinos nail themselves to crosses on good friday

bloody good friday

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.


Armed robbers serve notice of attack to Lagos residents

Armed robbers scared  Lagos residents on Good Friday issuing a notice of attack. Police have issued an alert for residents after armed robbers men served a notice on their intention to raid the area in Lagos State.
Copies of the letter, Saturday Sun learnt, were conspicuously pasted on the wall of some of the buildings.
Armed robbers serve Lagos residents notice

 In the letter, the robbers said: “We will pay you people a visit soon. Be prepared for us.” Following the development, residents of the area have made arrangements to secure their houses.

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.

Gunmen Kills 50 in Plateau Nigeria

The shootings at Plateau Nigeria leaves 50 dead. On a day of Easter Celebrations, gunmen armed with assault rifles struck a village in Plateau and opened fire in the night while many were sleeping. 
Death in Plateau Nigeria

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

Game of Thrones begins the third season

The third season of Game of Thrones will resume Sunday, March 31. Here again the Daenerys Targaryen, Dragons become weapons of mass destruction to be used during the war! The TV series is on the novels of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire.

Game of thrones dragons

game of thrones third seaon
Sunday evening on U.S. cable channel HBO returns to Game of Thrones, with the third season. The season consists of 10 episodes again.
HBO game of thrones begins


                

Mandela hospitalized again for an infection

Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela was again hospitalized for lung infection outbreak. "Mandela - said in a statement released this afternoon - responds positively to the treatment." Said a statement released this afternoon. The Nobel Peace Prize, 94 year old, has had a relapse of the lung  infection which he suffered a few months ago, reports the presidency of South Africa.
Mandela hospitalized again

 Already a few days ago, the leader was back in the hospital for a series of checks. "The doctors are working on him, granting him the best care and the best possible treatment," said a statement today.  President Jacob Zuma has expressed the hope of a speedy recovery of Mandela, a national hero and icon of the struggle against apartheid: "We ask the people South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba (Mandela's clan name, editor's note) and his family. 

We have complete confidence in the team medical and know that it will do everything possible for him to find a good health, " said the head of state in South Africa. 

The Presidency, which does not specify in which hospital Mandela was admitted to, has launched an appeal to the whole world "to respect the privacy" of the Nobel Prize for Peace, "so that doctors can do a better job. " Nelson Mandela is "conscious" and doctors are seeing him"on an ongoing basis." 

At the beginning of March Mandela was hospitalized for 24 hours. On that occasion, the President of South Africa had explained that it was just a routine examination. His last long hospital stay, 18 days, dates back to December 2012 and it was always caused by a lung infection.

The story of Malala becomes a book

A British publisher had reached an agreement with the Pakistani Malala Yousafzai to write a book
"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.
Malala Yousafzai becomes a book


 Malala, who now lives and attends school in Birminghan, has signed a contract worth $3 million with publishers Weidenfeld & Nicholson for the book.

"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.'

Patrick Obahiagbon criticizes the president of nigeria

The Chief of Staff to Governor of Edo State, Patrick Obahiagbon has not said much since his announcement as Chief of Staff to comrade Adams Oshiomhole. When asked about the affairs of the state under President Goodluck Jonathan,  Obahiagbon criticizes the president of Nigeria and started.
Patrick Obahiagbon criticizes the President

''I thought, during the last presidential election and still do think,
 that the Presidency of Nigeria is too serious
 a subject
 to be reduced to ‘parapoistic’ shenanigans.

“To answer the question if the Jonathan administration has met the goodwill
 with which it rode to power
 must lead to other epiphenomenal questions 
such as, 
what has improved today in the material conditions of the ragtag 
and bobtail since the president’s emergence
 and how has he deployed his powers in aid of the utilitarian matrix?

“It does appear to me that Nigeria is still a sleeping giant standing on spaghetti legs even today.”

If this is English language then I don't wanna learn English anymore. So confused. Is English this difficult?

Nigeria and the Passion of Christ Celebrations

Holy Week is celebrated with the movie or play 'The Passion of Christ' in the Shell. Nigeria has no facilities yet to stage the traditional spectacle of Christ's Passion. The costumes used by the cast are not available as of yet but still Nigerians continue in large numbers to watch the movie 'The Passion of Christ'' in theaters statewide.

Nigeria and the passion of Christ

"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

A team is currently working in Nigeria to stage next year's Passion of Christ live in Nigeria. Please leave your contact email If you are interested in performing, Staging, Costumes, lighting, graphics, directing or sponsoring in any way.

Google glasses to be manufactured in California

Google Glass to be manufactured off Foxconn factory in Santa Clara, California in the next few weeks. Google has contracted Hon Hai Precision, Apple's primary iPhone manufacturing partner — otherwise known as Foxconn — to assemble its eyewear at a facility in the US while many components are being sourced from Asia.

Google glasses to be made in California

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

Halle Berry's visit to Argentina confirmed

Halle Berry announced her arrival in Argentina. This will be Halle Berry's first visit to Argentina, in order to promote her new film "911 Call mortal." Berry is confirmed to visit Argentina the first days of April, prior to the premiere, to promote the film in Buenos Aires.

Halle Berry announced her visit to Argentina

Halle Berry, one of the world's sexiest women to visit Argentina

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

New album from Justin Timberlake sells 1 million copies

Justin Timberlake's comeback album has sold nearly 1 million copies in its first week out. The 20/20 Experience," Justin Timberlake's first album since 2006, sold 968,000 copies in its first week since launch, according to data released Tuesday. The numbers give the artist, 32, the lead in Billboard 200 which will be released on Wednesday, and is the best result of his solo career.
New album from Justin Timberlake sells 1 million copies

New album from Timberlake exceeds sales expectations in 1st week


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 .

Homeless man returns diamond ring

Homeless Missouri Man who returned diamond ring gets $188,000 in donations. Billy Ray Harris, a homeless 55-year-old from Missouri, made headlines last month for the return of an engagement ring that a woman, carelessly, dropped it into his cup for donations. A platinum ring with diamond the goldsmith said it was worth 4000 euros.

homeless man returns ring and becomes rich

The story leaves the woman dumbfounded, absolutely surprise when she came back and found Billy at the same location with the ring. To thank the homeless man she decided to open an online subscription ending in 50 days. At the time of this writing there are about 8,000 people who together have donated more than $ 188,000 for Billy.


"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.


Honesty pays.

Nigeria's best of the big breast

It's all over the news. Here are the nominations for Nigerian actresses with the best of big breast. These actresses have the biggest boobs in Nigeria. Maybe the biggest boobs in Africa. Take a look.

                                Funke Adesiyan
big breast nigerian actress
big breasts Nigerian girls
At first we all thought Funke had the biggest boobs in Nigeria until we met Cossy Orjiakor. Cossy helped us to adjudge the indisputable, yet ever asked questions of whose got the biggest breast?
Nigerian actress big breast
biggest breast?
And then, there was Karen Igho. The former BBA contestant. The controversial swords are always out that her boobs are fake. A Nigerian fake boob? It would be a first if this is to be believed. But compared to the others, Karen's boob are medium sized.                                Karen Igho
Big Nigerian boobs
So that meant Cossy Orjiakor was the proud winner and owner of the biggest breast in Nigeria. Don't pledge fully to her because there are many more boobs in Nigeria than Cossy's breast. That leaves us with the last picture. I'm sure this will change your perspective about Cossy and the argument above.
Nigerian with big breast.
Nigerian actress with big breast
big breast

Who has the biggest breast? Is Osa's eye big breast naked picture the biggest?

Monday, March 25, 2013

2.3 million deaths from too much salt

The doctors at Harvard University analyzed from 247 studies of research institutions in 50 countries to sodium intake of adults and found out about In 2010 alone, too much salt in the diet caused 2.3 million deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.

2.3 million deaths from too much salt


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.

Cardiovascular disease according to the World Health Organization set (WHO), is now the most frequent cause of death"Comprehensive national and global programs for sodium reduction could potentially save millions of lives," lead author Dariush Mozaffarian said 

Among the 30 largest countries in the world had the Ukraine has the highest death rate due to high salt intake.More than 2000 people died there, according to the physicians per million population in 2010 from the effects of excessive sodium intake.

The lowest rates were reported in Kenya and Qatar.Details on all the countries studied but should be included in the full study, the scientists want to publish later this year in a professional journal.

Yahoo! paid millions for summly app

Yahoo! announced on Monday the purchase of Summly app, a mobile news aggregator created by the young British teenager Nick D'Aloisio. The application was created by the teenager at his home in London. "When I founded Summly at 15 years, I never imagined being in this position so suddenly," said the founder, now 17, said in a statement.

Yahoo! paid $ 30 million for Summly app
With the acquisition by Yahoo!, Summly will be closed. According to the company, Nick and the team will be integrated into the Yahoo! application and technology will be incorporated into the company's mobile experience.



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.

Pope Francis: "Jesus did not say to Judas , You are a thief'






We must learn from Jesus' the patience toward sinners and our own sins. The Pope recalled during the short homily of the Mass celebrated, as usual, in the Chapel of Santa Marta'' House'' in the Vatican, this morning, the fact that Judas was known for his theft from the common fund, but pointed out, "Jesus 'did not tell him:' You are a thief.''  
Francis Pope: "Jesus  did not say to Judas  , 'You are a thief,'  took patience

We will do well to think - in this Holy Week said Pope Francis - the patience of God, that the Lord has patience with us, with our weaknesses, our sins."

Pope Francis also focused on the passage from Isaiah in the first reading, presenting "the icon of the 'servant of God', as meekness, patience. "When you think about the patience of God, that's a mystery!", Exclaimed Francis Pope.

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. "

Millions protest against gay marriage in France

An estimated 1.4 million people protested against gay marriage in France Sunday. The crowd filled the streets up the avenue of 'Grande Armee' in Paris from the Arc of Defense and the Arc de Triomphe, to demonstrate their opposition to the President. The president, Fran├žois Hollande plan to legalize marriage and adoption of children by homosexual couples. 

Millions protest against gay marriage in France

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."

Thousands protest against gay marriage in Paris

A million Frenchmen opposes gay marriage

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.

The X Factor Nigeria – Launch & Auditions

There is always nerves before a launch but it is good nerves. Globacom will on Wednesday announce X Factor Nigeria launch & first Auditions. X Factor was created by TV producer Simon Cowell in 2004. It originated in the United Kingdom and has been adapted in over 40 countries, including the US, China, Australia, Czech Republic and Colombia.
Launch X Factor Nigeria

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.

The announcement will continue the growth and expansion the The X Factor competition franchise.

The show will be sponsored by Globacom and OMG. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

''Spain have the hunger to win titles'' says Carzola

Arsenal Cazorla and Monreal both made it clear that there is no end to the Spanish era. "We have the same hunger to win titles, we can not speak of any other," said Cazorla. Santi Cazorla said Sunday at a news conference that after Friday's draw against Finland (1-1), they have to win against France on Tuesday because they have "less margin of error" for direct qualification to the World Cup-2014.


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. "

Bill Gates offers a million dollars to reinvent condoms

Bill Gates wants to reinvent the condoms. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has offered subsidies from 100,000 to a million dollars to invent a condom that is pleasing to men.
Bill Gates offers a million dollars to reinvent condoms

 Instead of a latex sheath, which reduces the pleasurable feelings, the Gates looking for something innovative and attractive. "We are looking for a condom next generation to preserve or increase significantly the pleasure, in order to encourage regular use," announces the website of the Foundation.

Those interested can submit their ideas on the website of the Foundation until 7 May

Woman gives birth while in coma

A 29 year old woman woman gave birth to a baby while in coma. The woman Simona Tirendi enter into a coma in the fourth month of pregnancy and gives birth on the sixth month. The baby renamed Francesco by the family in honor of Pope Francis weighs 850 grams, and will remain in the incubator of the Department of Neonatology at the Hospital of Padua for a couple of months.
baby born from woman in a coma

The mother however, remains intubated in the intensive care unit still in coma

"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 who marry later earn more money

Women who wait to marry until after their 30th birthday earn more money and are more successful in their careers. Regardless of their level of education. According to a study from the University of Virginia. They published a report on the consequences of marrying later in life.

Women who marry later earn more money

 University educated women who marry after their thirtieth earn on average 56 percent more than women who married a decade earlier

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.

Child pornography goes viral on Facebook and Twitter

A Child pornography film in which a young girl was raped by a grown man, was 16,000 times shared on Twitter and more than 4,000 'liked' on Facebook. Thousands of users saw the shocking video and images as it went viral and appeared on their timeline.

Child pornography goes viral on Facebook

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.

Watch what you upload on twitter or facebook

Pregnant Kim Kardashian in a leather mini skirt

Five months pregnant Kim Kardashian looks hot in a leather mini skirt. Just look at the latest photos of Kim Kardashian taken today dressed in a tight, black leather skirt and a white blouse with open arms.
Pregnant Kim Kardashian in a leather mini skirt

Pregnant Kim Kardashian photo

He died Chinua Achebe

He died Chinua Achebe. Death of one of the fathers of modern African literature. Nigerian writer and poet Chinua Achebe died early Friday in the United States at the age of 82. He became famous after his first novel, "Things fall apart" was founded in the late fifties. The book about - the people of Igbo culture and colonization.
He died Chinua Achebe


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.

Things fall apart Chinua Achebe

last picture of Chinua Achebe
Most recent photo of Chinua Achebe

He was a close friend of Nelson Mandela.

He wrote in English and defended the use of the "language of colonizers" in African literature. He was the most translated writer in Africa. 

Achebe issued a total of more than 20 books, including several novels - including "It is no longer easy", "Arrow of God", "Venerable Nanga cacique" and "Anthills of the Savannah", volumes of poetry, collections of short stories and essays (in Poland appeared in the sketches "Education child under British supervision"). 

 In 1975, he delivered a controversial lecture and published "Image of Africa: Racism in 'Heart of Darkness' Conrad', which is an uncompromising critique of Joseph Conrad.

Achebe will go down in history as a critical thinker. The father of African Literature and  the 'Man of the people'

Ridley Scott in Rome for new series 'The Vatican'

Ridley Scott is in Rome for the new series of 'the Vatican.' The TV series was written by Paul Attanasio, the creator of Dr. House. Ridley Scott chose Rome to shoot his new series, "The Vatican" because he has "never filmed in Rome but one advertising with Gerard Deparideu''

Ridley Scott new series the 'The Vatican'

"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.

The pilot episode, which is entitled "The Portrait" scan in a key between thriller and comedy, human relations in the Catholic world and the Church, with an eye to the realm of mystery and faith .

 The cast, including actors, Bruno Ganz, Kyle Chandler, Sebastian Koch, Rebecca Ferguson. This first episode should be ready in 5-6 weeks and will be produced by Sony and Showtime, will see it and if they like it will do the other eleven, I hope. "

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Novelist, Dies

Chinua Achebe, one of the world’s most celebrated writers and author of the classic novel Things Fall Apart, is dead. He was said to have died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, according to Nigerian news. He was 82.

 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Novelist, Dies

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.

May his soul rest in perfect peace

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Twitter celebrates 7 years of life


The first tweet was sent by one of the founders Jack Dorsey, dating back to March 21, 2006. Since then the platform was officially launched and opened to the public on July 15 of that year. The 140-character microblog - which has 200 million active users per month is 7 years old. Happy birthday twitter.


                            Twitter celebrates 7 years of life


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.

YouTube reaches one billion viewers Monthly

YouTube, the video-streaming service owned by Mountain View, reached a new milestone this month thanks to an average traffic equal to one billion users. This result is mainly due to the increase in visits from mobile devices.

YouTube reaches one billion viewers
Proud of the new record, the team wanted to emphasize that that today about one in two people connected to the Internet would visit YouTube pages.

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.

Beyonce poses for sexy H & M campaign

Beyonce is the new star of  H & M and posed sexy to publicize the new campaign. During the first photo for the store chain campaign, the singer appears in a deckchair on a beach in the Bahamas,wearing a shirt low-cut, sleeveless, flower in hair and shorts.
Beyonce on H & M

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

Daughter and ganddaughter raped by Father

A father has confessed to raping his 7-year-old granddaughter.  In fact he has raped all two daughters and a granddaughter to date. The girl said Sylvester Ehijele on numerous occasions had sex with her, adding that he promised to buy her goodies and toys before the actions. She said he usually had sex with her on a daily basis whenever her mother was not home.

daughter and granddaughter RAPED BY FATHER


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.”