February 22, 2017

Review Category : PEOPLE

Dele Giwa’s mother dies at age 87

Madam Elekia Ayisat Giwa, mother of slain journalist , Dele Giwa, is dead. Madam Giwa died at age 87 at Aruna Ogun Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos on Tuesday morning of an undisclosed ailment. Before her death, she was living with her daughter, Mrs. Abibat Ronke Aboaba. She died at 5a.m. Her son was a celebrated journalist and the founding editor of Newswatch magazine. He was murdered by unknown persons via a letter bomb delivered to his house in Ikeja on October 19, 1986. More details later. ...

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No tears for them! Nigerian pilgrims sing and dance at Wailing Wall

Nigerian Christian pilgrims on Christmas Day became the cynosure of all eyes at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, as they sang and danced to the delight of other pilgrims. The Wailing Wall is the relic of the ancient wall which surrounded the Jewish Temple’s courtyard and it is one of the holy sites in Israel. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that hundreds of visitors, pilgrims and adherents of the Jewish religion, who visited the wall, watched with admiration as the Nigerian pilgrims sang and danced. A tourist guide, Mrs. Edna Halda, told the pilgrims that the Romans ceded a ...

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Aliko Dangote tops Forbes Africa’s Richest list, plus more about the two women who made the list

Nigerian cement magnate, Aliko Dangote, has topped the recently published Forbes Africa’s Richest list. Dangote sits atop a concrete empire worth $12 billion. The 55 year old business mogul topped the list last year, with $10 billion to his name. There are some new names on Forbes 40 richest list, including three Nigerians and two South African tycoons. Another marked difference in the list is the addition of two women whose net worth put them squarely in the big boys’ club. Folorunsho Alakija, 61, hails from Nigeria and is a newcomer to the list. According to Forbes, Alakija, who has ...

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For a pastor, how rich is too rich? Nigerians discuss Oritsejafor’s private jet (video)

It has been over a week since members of the Word of Life Bible Church in Nigeria presented a private jet to Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor, founder of the church and head of the Christian Association in Nigeria. What was meant as a gift of love and appreciation from the minister’s flock has been greeted with widespread controversy from many Nigerians who criticise the growing number of incredibly wealthy men of God. The controversial multimillion naira private jet put the CAN president in the league of other clerics who now own their own means of air travel. The gift was ...

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The modest lifestyle of “the world’s poorest president”

It is arguably the most powerful position to hold in any country in the world and yet President Jose Mujica of Uruguay has been dubbed “the poorest president in the world”. With only two vehicles, a small amount of property, including a farm house, to his name, the international media that gave him the title of “poorest president” may be right. What’s even more surprising is the fact that President Mujica chooses to live so modestly. According to reports, the poor president donates 90 per cent of his riches to charity. The president, who came into power two years ago ...

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Twins named after Obama, Romney born in Kenya

Kenyans love their Barack Obama. The United States President after all has roots in the east African country as his father, the late Barack Obama Sr., was born in the country. His re-election into office was widely celebrated in Kenya, so it comes as no surprise when Millicent Awuor, a Kenyan woman inspired by the US elections, named the first of her new-born twin sons after the US president. The surprise is in her choice of name for her second son. In a very bipartisan move, Awuor named her second son Mitt, after the defeated GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. ...

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Four teenage girls turn pee into electricity

Four teenage girls in Lagos this week turned urine into energy with a gadget they presented at the Maker Faire Africa event. The teenage inventors, 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola, say their gadget, a urine-powered generator, can turn one liter of your bodily waste into six hours of power. It works like this: Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which cracks the urea into nitrogen, water, and hydrogen. The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder. The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder ...

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Homeless man wins $200,000 lottery

A homeless man in Greenville, South Carolina, in the United States struck gold when he purchased the winning state lottery ticket, the AP reported. The winner of the $200,000 lottery was a construction worker who had fallen on hard times and was now living in a rescue mission. With the massive prize money, the homeless man gets a fresh start. The AP reported that the chances of anyone beating the odds and winning the money is one in 440,000. ...

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“You need to toughen up a bit” – video of 4 year old girl scolding younger brother goes viral

A father’s chance video recording of his four-year-old daughter dishing out a stern scolding to her little brother for getting into a fight has gone viral on YouTube, getting over 2 million views in days. Delilah O’Donoghue was very displeased with her brother Gabriel’s behavior after the two-year-old got in a playground fight with an older boy and spit on him. The no-nonsense little girl immediately sat her younger brother down for a heart-to-heart and lectured him, with grave seriousness, about the error in his ways. Their father, Lee O’Donoghue, 42, said he saw the exchange and started recording some ...

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