Thursday, September 28

Two toddlers shot by playmate at Michigan daycare.

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TWO TODDLERS ARE in critical condition after a playmate accidentally shot them with a loaded gun at a daycare in the US state of Michigan. Police in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn said the child managed to get a hold of a loaded gun yesterday inside a private home that functioned as a daycare. The toddler fired either one or two shots that struck two children both three years old, according to US media which also reported that there were multiple guns inside the home.“I’m not going to guess on what occurred in there, but obviously, there were weapons in proximity to where kids are, and that’s totally unacceptable to me,” Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad. As many as 1.7 million American children live in homes with an unlocked, loaded gun, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and the incident was the latest case of children being injured by unsecured firearms. Nearly 1,300 children die and 5,790 are treated for gunshot wounds each year in the United States, according to a recent study published in the medical journal Pediatrics. Michigan state law does not prohibit guns at childcare facilities but requires them to be unloaded and stored in a locked location away from children. The home daycare was run by Samantha Eubanks, herself a mother of six who regularly took care of other children according to neighbours and family members. Eubanks did not permit her husband Tim to keep weapons in their home, according to a woman identified as her sister.“She would always say don’t you ever bring a gun in this house, it’s not going to happen,” Ashley Escobedo told assembled reporters at the scene. The police chief said that the investigation was ongoing and charges were possible.

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Tuesday, September 26

Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn.


BULLETS FROM NERF guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital have warned. The warning comes after three people, two adults and one child, were presented to the hospital on separate occasions with serious eye injuries after being shot at by a Nerf gun. All three patients were in pain, had blurred vision and all had internal bleeding in the eye, according to doctors from the Moorfields Eye Hospital. One of the three patients was a child, who had also developed swelling of the outer layer of the eye, the cornea, and the inner layer of the eye, the retina, from the force and speed of the bullet fired by the gun. The patients were given eye drops, and when they went for their check-ups their sight had returned and the bleeding had stopped. However, writing in the BMJ, the doctors warned that these types of injuries can have a serious impact. They said that a projectile Nerf bullet travelling at high speed can cause irreversible damage. Children should protect their eyes when playing with these guns, they advise.“Sports in which the risk of [eye] trauma is relatively high, such as squash ball, have seen an introduction of protective eyewear in the UK,” the authors wrote.“This case series emphasises the seriousness of [eye] injury from Nerf gun projectiles and calls into consideration the need for protective eyewear with their use,” they said. One of the injured patients commented that the bullets, also known as darts, were generic versions and were harder than the branded versions. This is something that parents may not be aware of, the authors said. They suggested that the safe age limit may need to be reviewed. Most Nerf products are aged 8 and over. In a statement, Hasbro, the company who makes Nerf guns, said: “Product safety is of utmost concern at Hasbro. Nerf products are designed based on years of consumer insights and research, and undergo rigorous reviews and testing to assure that they are safe and fun to play with, and meet or exceed global standards and regulations.”Hasbro said that Nerf foam bullets and foam rounds are not hazardous when used properly. Consumers must never aim Nerf blasters at a person’s eyes or face, should only use the foam darts and foam rounds designed for specific Nerf blasters, and never modify darts or blasters.“The Nerf brand encourages parents and caregivers to be involved in aspects of their children’s development, including play,” Hasbro said.“Ultimately, a parent or caregiver knows his or her child best and is best equipped to make decisions on what forms of play and entertainment are most appropriate for his or her child.”

A woman has passed US Marine infantry training for the first time.

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A FEMALE US Marine has become the first woman to complete the Corps’ notoriously rigorous training course for infantry officers. Many women serve in the Marines and other branches of America’s armed forces but the woman, who has requested that her name not be released, is the first to make it through the Marine Corps’ 13-week infantry officer training course.“I am proud of this officer and those in her class,” Marine Corps commandant General Robert Neller said.“Marines expect and rightfully deserve competent and capable leaders, and these (Infantry Officer Course) graduates met every training requirement as they prepare for the next challenge of leading infantry Marines; ultimately, in combat,” Neller added. As an infantry officer, the woman, a lieutenant, will be assigned to lead a platoon of around 40 Marines. She will join the 1st Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, California, the Marines said. A total of 131 Marines started the infantry officer training course in July and 88 graduated today in Quantico, Virginia, the Marine Corps said. Three dozen female Marine Corps officers had previously signed up for the infantry training program but failed to finish, according to the Marine Corps Times. On its Twitter feed, the Marine Corps released a video showing the woman taking part in exercises in the mountains alongside male infantry officer candidates. Women make up about 15% of the nearly 1.4 million active-duty troops in the US armed forces. Former President Barack Obama opened up all military positions to women, including combat units, in March 2016. Women were previously technically barred from combat, but thousands of American servicewomen saw fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq nonetheless. The Marines have been seen as the branch of the US military that has been the least accepting of women in combat roles and the infantry plays a special role in the lore of the Corps. Earlier this year, the Marine Corps was rocked by the revelation of a secret Facebook group called “Marines United” where nude pictures of female Marines were posted without their consent. In 2015, two women became the first to graduate from the US Army’s elite Ranger School. In July, a woman reportedly applied to become a member of the celebrated Navy SEALs but dropped out before completing the selection program.

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive for the first time in its history.


SAUDI ARABIA WILL allow women to drive from next June, state media announced this evening, in a historic decision that makes the Gulf kingdom the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel. The shock announcement comes after a years-long resistance from women’s rights activists, some of whom were jailed for defying the ban on female driving. The decision risks riling religious conservatives and is part of the government’s major reform drive, conceived by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.“The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licences for men and women alike,” the Saudi Press Agency said.It added that the decree would be implemented from June 2018.he announcement follows a dazzling gender-mixed celebration of Saudi national day at the weekend, the first of its kind, which aimed to spotlight the kingdom’s reform push, analysts say, despite a backlash from religious conservatives.Men and women danced in the streets to drums and thumping electronic music, in scenes that are a stunning anomaly in a country known for its tight gender segregation and an austere vision of Islam.Women were also allowed into a sports stadium previously a male-only arena to watch a musical concert, a move that chimes with the government’s Vision 2030 plan for social and economic reform as the kingdom prepares for a post-oil era.With more than half the country aged under 25, Prince Mohammed, the architect of Vision 2030, is seen as catering to the aspiration of the youth with an array of entertainment options and promoting more women in the workforce.The gambit to loosen social restrictions, which had so far not translated into more political and civil rights, seeks to push criticism over a recent political crackdown out of the public eye, some analysts say.Authorities this month arrested more than two dozen people, including influential clerics and activists,in what critics decried as a coordinated crackdown.Ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, despite ambitious government reforms aimed at boosting female employment.Under the country’s guardianship system, a male family member normally the father, husband or brother must grant permission for a woman’s study, travel and other activities.But the kingdom appears to be relaxing some norms as part of the Vision 2030 plan.Today’s announcement comes at a crucial time for Saudi Arabia.The OPEC kingpin is in a battle for regional influence with arch-rival Iran, bogged down in a controversial military intervention in neighbouring Yemen and at loggerheads with fellow US Gulf ally Qatar.The 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed is set to be the first millennial to occupy the throne in a country where half the population is under 25, although the timing of his ascension remains unknown.Already viewed as the de facto ruler controlling all the major levers of government, from defence to the economy, the heir apparent is seen as stamping out traces of internal dissent before any formal transfer of power from his 81-year-old father King Salman.

Monday, September 25

Brave Califonian Boy 8, beaten to death with hammer by mom's ex boyfriend.

Dante Daniels, eight,  was attacked by Deandre Chaney Jr., 23, with a hammer on September 1st in South Sacremento, California, while trying to protect his sisterDante Daniels, eight,  was attacked by Deandre Chaney Jr., 23, with a hammer on September 1st in South Sacremento, California, while trying to protect his sister
A Californian eight-year-old boy was beaten to death by his mother's ex-boyfriend while he was trying to protect his younger sister from molestation. Dante Daniels was attacked by Deandre Chaney Jr., 23, with a hammer on September 1st in South Sacramento, California. He never made it to his second day of third grade. According to a criminal report, Chaney Jr. was engaged in the crime of committing a lewd act on Danae, Dante's seven-year-old sister.' Trying to save his sister from this child molester, and that's why he beat the worst,' said Dante's grandmother, Monique Brown. The suspect also used a hammer and knife on Danae, as well as their mother, 28-year-old Elizabeth Salone he is also said to have used lighter fluid. Dante was declared brain dead following the attack and died six days later. Both his sister and mother survived, but Brown has said that Monique won't be able to see out her left eye and Danae will need a lot of help and the grandmother believes her little one is a hero, even after death. 'Dante gave his heart to a 4-year-old In Southern California, so 4-year-old life because of 'him' Brown added. Along with murder and attempted murder charges, Chaney Jr.also faces a charge for lewd acts with a child under 14. A Gofundme has been set up to raise money for the family.

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case.

Anthony Weiner.FORMER US CONGRESSMAN Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency. Weiner, 53, dropped his head into his hand and wept as the sentence was announced by Judge Denise Cote. He must surrender to prison officials by 6 November. The sentencing completed the sordid downfall of the New York Democrat, whose penchant for exchanging lewd messages and photos with young women online destroyed his career in Congress in 2011, doomed his bid for mayor of New York in 2013, wrecked his marriage to Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, and became entangled in the 2016 presidential campaign. Admitting “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse”, Weiner pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene material to a minor, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, for illicit contact with a North Carolina teenager. He sought to be spared from prison, tearfully telling Cote that he was “a very sick man for a very long time.”Weiner, weeping as he read from a written statement on a page he held in front of him, called his crime his “rock bottom”.Prosecutors said he sent her porn and got her to take her clothes off and touch herself on Skype. Assistant US Attorney Amanda Kramer urged Cote to give Weiner a significant prison sentence to end his “tragic cycle” of sexting. The FBI was investigating Weiner’s contact with the high school student when it came across emails on his laptop between Abedin and Clinton, prompting then-FBI Director James Comey to announce in late October 2016 that he was reopening the probe of Clinton’s use of a private computer server. Two days before Election Day, the FBI announced there was nothing new in the emails. But Clinton has blamed Comey’s handling of the episode more than any other factor for her loss to Donald Trump. In a recent NBC interview, she called the FBI director’s intervention “the determining factor” in her defeat. Weiner’s lawyers had argued in court papers that he was undergoing treatment and was profoundly sorry for subjecting the girl to his “deep sickness”. They also portrayed her as an instigator, saying she wanted to generate material for a book and possibly influence the presidential election. Prosecutors responded by arguing the victim’s motives were irrelevant to the punishment and said Weiner’s habit of getting caught sexting “suggests a dangerous level of denial and lack of self-control”.Weiner, wearing his wedding ring, seemed pensive just before today’s hearing began. His parents were in the courtroom but not his wife. He and Abedin are currently going through divorce proceedings. Weiner’s behaviour in all its lurid detail including his online alias ‘Carlos Danger’ and a selfie of his bulging underwear turned him and his last name into an irresistible punchline for late-night comics and mortified his wife again and again. The couple, who have a 5-year-old, are getting divorced. In her new memoir, What Happened, Clinton revealed that Weiner’s wife “looked stricken” and burst into tears upon learning her husband had triggered Comey’s ‘October surprise’.“This man is going to be the death of me,” Abedin was quoted as saying.

Hail Nigerian and Africa's very own Queen of Blogging Linda Ikeji.


Linda Ifeoma Ikeji is a big-league and influential blogger. She was born in 1980,place of birth Imo State,Nigeria.She comes from a poor catholic family.Future rich and famous beauty started to write when she was ten.Being a student she made a start in her work career in order to support her family, she had the following jobs a model,a waitress and a writer.Two years passed after graduating from Lagos University and she has started her blogging career, at first as a hobby. Linda tried herself in a model business in eighteen but after failure,she transformed her hobby into cash.Linda Ikeji is considered as a big-name blogger.Of course,she did not become famed in one night,it was a hard creative work and persistence.One more achievement became a recognition of Linda Ikeji as the highest paid blogger in Africa by the magazine Forbes Africa in August 2016. The cost of Linda Ikeji’s blog in 2012 was estimated as $1,200,000, average bloggers were shocked by this amount. Imagine that this amount arose from nothing for six years.Linda Ikeji’s blog today has 1,500,000 page views each day,a she earns on AdSense $178,450 amounting to almost N40,000,000.However, a coin has two sides, the blog brought Linda not only fame, money, and millions of fans but also enemies and ill-wishers. She suffered from heavy criticism, legal threads and verbal assaults. Once her blog was even taken down by Google for 24 hours as a result, of Copyright Infringement case. She is successful, gorgeous and of course rich. Linda Ikeji a Queen of blogging.

Sunday, September 24

The Nigerian Artist Who Draws With Razor Blade On Wood






A very talented Nigerian artist identified as Alex Peter has got himself trending on Twitter after sharing photos of his creatively awesome artwork on the social media platform. According to the hyper-realistic pyrography artist, he uses a razor blade to draw on wood and burner. How nice. He shared these photos via his Twitter account and wrote; Hi, I'm Alex Peter and I'm a hyperrealistic pyrography artist , using Razorblade to draw on wood x burner @alexpeter_art #Drawingwhileblack.

Disabled dad dances with daughter on her wedding day.

This is the heartwarming moment a disabled dad proudly dances with his daughter on her wedding day. The video of the unforgettable father-daughter moment has surfaced and gone viral online. The dad, Dorian Wills, was disabled by a skiing accident in 2007 and has been on a wheelchair since then. However, he was determined to make his daughter Chavuanne Cousins' big day an unforgettable one. After proudly handing over Chavuanne to her new husband Joseph, Wills warmed the hearts of wedding guests when he enthusiastically danced with her at the reception. Wills later said: "Since she was a little girl, I've remembered every facet, every corner, every turn, every milestone in great detail. During all these experiences, she's always been the sunshine of my life. She's made me so proud. I was thrilled to be there."Oh, how sweet! Fittingly, the song that played when they danced was Stevie Wonder's You're the Sunshine of my Life.

Saturday, September 23

One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school.

WITH CHILDREN ACROSS the country already in school over the last couple of weeks, parents are being urged to think about their safety on their route to school and ensure they are visible to drivers and other road users. For the seventh year running, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and ESB Networks will distribute free high visibility vests to every child in school. Speaking to today, RSA chief executive Moyagh Murdock said children are particularly vulnerable road users are they “don’t have the same hazard perception” as adults.“So really the message is to get them as well protected as possible and make sure everyone is aware of them out there,” she said. The back-to-school campaign is aimed, in particular, at children who cycle to school as the number of cyclists killed on the roads this year has risen. However, the RSA is also encouraging parents to dress their children in high-visibility gear for the walk to school or the bus stop, especially in the winter months.“Even walking to the bus stop, some of the bus stops are not much more than a pole in a footpath that says ‘this is where the bus stops’ and the lighting isn’t great around them, and they’re small and people aren’t expecting to see somebody small out there. The evenings will draw in very quickly, we can even see how the weather has changed for August, really as the evenings draw in, make sure the children are out there with the reflective clothing,” Murdock said.“Thankfully, this year the numbers of school children involved in serious and fatal crashes and accidents like this has not been as bad as some years, but always one is just too many. What we do know is that if you’re wearing high-vis clothing you’re much more likely to be seen.”

Dublin private school suspends two boys for racist abuse and violent threats.


TWO FIRST-YEAR students at a private Dublin secondary school have been suspended after making death threats and racist comments to a black classmate. The three boys were part of a Whatsapp group which was created when they all began their classes earlier this month. One of the children then started receiving abuse on the messaging app by two boys in his class. What started out as mocking then turned into more violent and racist exchanges. In messages seen by TheJournal.ie, the boy, who is 12 years old, is referred to as a “fucking n****r”. They then threaten to attack the boy. His parents noticed that their child was acting differently and discovered the racist slurs and violent threat on his phone. After speaking with the principal of the school, it was decided to suspend the two boys who are believed to have sent the messages and the board of management is now deciding whether or not to expel them. The school has been contacted for comment yesterday but received no correspondence from the school by the time of publication. A complaint has yet to be filed to gardaí relating to the incident. However, it is understood that the parents of the child have consulted solicitors on the matter. Alex Cooney, chief executive of CyberSafeIreland, warned parents to be vigilant about online safety and said that incidents of bullying and threats are “sadly too common”.“There are a lot of incidents that we deal with. But advice for parents is to have regular and open conversations with your children about what they’re doing online. Make it normal to have that conversation.“Parents should set up clear ground rules on when and where they’re using their smartphones.“Don’t let them disappear into their rooms with their phones. If they’re in the living room or kitchen or wherever you can throw your eye over.

Hate Preacher Who Encouraged Children As Young As 3 To 'Kill And Be Killed' For ISIS Faces Jail.

A hate preacher who told children as young as three that martyrdom is the "supreme success" while encouraging support for ISIS at his charity-funded mosque is facing jail. Iman Kamran Sabir Hussain, 40, asked Allah to "give the Islamic State the victory" during a sermon in Stoke-on-Trent during Ramadan. His audiences included Asian men and young children aged between three and 15, according to an undercover law enforcement officer named Qasim who recorded some of the meetings. Toddlers could be heard babbling as Hussain talked about bullets, sword wounds and killing on one of the tapes. He said: "What's the nature of life? That you are killed, that you kill and that you are killed. This is your part of the contract...to fight in the way of Allah, to kill and be killed."In return for this Allah will give you an everlasting life of pleasure."Hussain also referred to an "eternal life of enjoyment" before claiming that martyrdom was "the supreme success".Children's voices were also heard as Hussain referred to going before Allah on Judgement Day "with the bullet wounds and the sword wounds and you are raised in that situation with the blood still coming from your body".Hussain was found guilty of six counts of encouraging terrorism and two counts of encouraging support of a proscribed organisation following an Old Bailey trial. The court heard he was jailed for 14 months in 2008 for perverting the course of justice by intimidating jurors outside a trial he was due to give evidence in as a defence witness. He stood in the dock wearing a skullcap as the jury announced their decision after nine hours and 44 minutes deliberation. Hussain will be sentenced on September 28.

"I will continue to rock these braids in solidarity with young girls and women who look like me, and for those who don't."MP speaks out on body shaming.

 

I will continue to rock these braids:” MP speaks out on body shaming.


This is Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the MP for Whitby, Ontario, and she is not here for body-shamers.This MP Called Out Body-Shaming In The House Of Commons And People Are About It.On Wednesday, Caesar-Chavannes wore her hair in braids to the House of Commons and launched into a speech standing up for women with natural hair."This week I have my hair in braids, much like I’ve had for much of my childhood," she said.
"However, Mr. Speaker, it has come to my attention that there are young girls here in Canada and other parts of the world who are removed from school or shamed because of their hairstyle.
"There have been numerous reports of girls and women targeted by their schools or workplaces for having natural hairstyles.
"Mr. Speaker, body-shaming of any woman in any form from the top of her head to the soles of her feet is wrong," Caesar-Chavannes told the House.
"Irrespective of her hairstyle, the size of her thighs, the size of her hips, the size of her baby bump, the size of her breasts, or the size of lips, what makes us different makes us unique and beautiful.
"She then said she'd continue to rock her braids for three reasons,
the first being "they look pretty dope.
"She also said she was wearing them in solidarity "with young girls and women who look like me, and those who don’t."
"I want them to know their braids, their dreads, their super curly afro puffs, their weaves, their hijabs, and their headscarves and all other variety of hairstyles belong in schools, in the workplace, in the boardroom, and yes even here on Parliament Hill."

Thursday, September 21

Camp United Nations for Girls NYC 2017 featuring a Day at UN Headquarters by girls in politics initiative.

The Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”) is an international civic education program created and administered by the Political Institute for Women. Our GIP programs introduce girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the work of the United Nations. We host GIP programs in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Educational, social and political organizations may also book a private and/or customized GIP program. To request a private or customized event email info@girlsinpolitics.org
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Celebrate UN Day of the Girls with us this year! Our Camp United Nations for Girls New York City 2017 is a two-day program that includes the activities outlined below.
Day 1-United Nations Headquarters
UN Day of the Girl Observation
Viewing or UN Exhibits including When I Grow Up photo exhibit
Lunch
United Nations Tour
United Nations Private Briefing
Meetings with on-site NGO
Day 2 - Conference Center
The day begins with an in-depth lesson on the history of the United Nations and its purpose. This is followed by an explanation of the structure, leadership and the rules of procedure of the United Nations starting with the General Assembly and subsidiary organs. Participants learn about the specific work undertaken in the United Nations’ boards, commissions, committees, councils and panels and working groups. Prior to convening the General Assembly, each participant will be assigned a country and guided through researching her country then writing a position paper. When the General Assembly convenes delegates will give speeches, negotiate with other delegates, caucus and propose resolutions along with amendments before finally voting. All activities will be guided by a camp counsellor in small working groups of delegates.
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Girl Scouts participating in Camp United Nations for Girls New York City will earn a Global Action Award upon completion of the program. The Delegate fee is $395. The delegate fee covers a GIP logo t-shirt, all program materials and meals. The delegate fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the program. For questions please email info@girlsinpolitics.org or call +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2.Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://www.nbcnews.com/video/mhp/52698319.Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on RTL Nieuws New York. "Bestemming Witte Huis (afl. 25): Vrouwen aan de match" | "Destination White House (ep. 25): Women in Power"https://youtu.be/YDxjMrAievo
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12yrs Old Girl beats Nigeria’s Okwuchi to win America's Got Talent.


Darci Lynne Farmer is the new America’s Got Talent champion. The 12-year-old won the night with her incredible singing ventriloquist act, bringing her puppet, Petunia, back for a performance of Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) with fellow ventriloquist Terry Fator, who won season 2 of America’s Got Talent. Singer, Angelica Hale came in second behind the ventriloquist. Nigerian favourite, Kechi Okwuchi, who rose like a phoenix from a terrible Sosoliso plane crash that took 108 lives on December 10, 2005, came a distant sixth. Below is how the voting went:
1. Darci Lynne Farmer
2. Angelica Hale
3. Light Balance
4. Mandy Harvey
5. Sara and Hero
6. Kechi
7. Preacher Lawson 
8. Diavolo 
9. Evie Clair
10. Chase Goehring

Nigerian Wizkid Enters Guinness World Book Of Records 2018.

Nigerian musician, Wizkid has become the first Afro-pop artiste to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records, thanks to his contribution to Drake's One Dance.A twitter user @9ja_canadian shared photos showing Wizkid's name in the reference book!

Wednesday, September 20

We need Ibadan State-Ibadan people cried out

I want to crave the indulgence of all Ibadan people, especially the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) and the Mogajis. I want to suggest that all Ibadan indigenes fight and ask for Ibadan State. I don’t know why Ibadanmesi is so silent about Ibadan State. Ibadan needs to join the old regional capitals which had, for many years now, been made new states in their own right, for example, Kaduna and Enugu. Therefore, it should be possible to carve out a State from the densely populated Oyo State. Ibadan people, please do this for the next generation to be proud of you and for the sake of your ancestors too.
During the reign of Oba Odulana Odugade, whenever he gave an address, he always asked for the State. But since his demise and since an Ibadan son became governor, the agitation for Ibadan State has stopped. If Ibadan State is actualised, this will usher in sustainable development for Ibadan. It will also make Ibadan indigenes be more committed to their fatherland.

Fatai, a professional make-up artist at 13.

Nollywood actress, Adunni Adewale, popularly known as Adunni Ade, shares photos of a 13-years-old boy who is a make-up artist. The boy named Fatai Azeez is in junior secondary school (JSS)3 and he is doing a good job tying gele. Actress Adunni Ade was impressed with the way he tied her gele for an event and couldn't but share the amazing job the young boy did. The actress shared the image on social media to appreciate the work done by Fatai. Read her post below; Hi guys! Meet Fatai Azeez, a 13 years old boy who is an MUA and Also ties Gele. I am not a big fan of gele but I had him tie mines yesterday. Lovely right? I was extremely shocked at his level of professionalism and his level of creativity. You should see him flow with his hands! Tied at least 6 in my presence. Amazing!Oh, yea! He is in school, js3. She was shocked at his level of professionalism that she shared a short video of him working.

Top 5 footballers with the most trophies ever.



Footballers always want to retire and remembered for the number of team and individual titles won and for this players their names will never be forgotten.While the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG rake in trophies domestically and in Europe for fun, it might seem surprising to see an African is the most successful footballer ever.This list takes into account trohphy count at club and international level active and retired footballers.
1.Hossam Hassan 41 trophies (retired):Not many know Egypt's highest national team goal scorer ever Hossam Hassan is the world's most successful footballer ever if trophies are counted.The 51-year-old scored goals for fun for his country and popularly represented Al-Alhy and Zamalek.
2.Maxell 37 trophies (retired):The Brazilian is the most successful footballer ever to play in Europe with 37 trophies.Not many know but Maxwell played for Ajax, Barcelona,Inter Milan and PSG.Maxwell retired last season to become a technical director at PSG.
3.Dani Alves 36 Trophies:One man on the verge of being the footballer with most trophies ever is Dani Alves who joined PSG this summer.With PSG favorites for trophies on offer in France this season,he could even overtake Hossam.
4.Ryan Giggs 35 Trophies (retired):Manchester United's greatest ever player is also their most successful footballer ever with 35 trophies.Despite retiring two seasons ago,Giggs is still fondly remembered by fans of the only club he ever represented.
5.Zlatan Ibrahimovic 33 Trophies:Zlatan is back at United after signing a new one-year deal at the club.The 36-year-old does not have age on his side hence he might miss out on moving higher up the list though overtaking Giggs is a possibility.

Juventus' youngster Tommaso Cerase dies in training.

Juventus' youngster Tommaso Cerase has been crushed to death. He died while training with the team's juniors in New York. The mother of the 9-year-old was also said to be present at the venue. Italian giants Juventus have been hit with a big blow following the death of a youngster Tommaso Cerase at one of their training centres. The Italian club's juniors were training in New York when nine-year-old Tommaso Cerase tragically lost his life. According to the report, the player was said to have been crushed to death after a goal frame fell on top of him in training. Cerase, who lives in the Upper West Side of the Big Apple was participating in a training camp day for the Serie A giants. Meanwhile, his untimely death is currently been investigated by authorities in charge of the training camp.

Wayne Rooney banned from the road for two years after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Rooney arrives at Stockport Magistrates' Court today.
FORMER ENGLAND CAPTAIN Wayne Rooney was today banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink-driving. The Everton forward was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at 2am on 1 September, while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday. Rooney apologised for his “unforgivable lack of judgement” after his guilty plea at Stockport Magistrates’ Court in the northwest of England.“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong,” he said in a statement."I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career."“Of course, I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”Earlier, Rooney, 31, made no comment as he was confronted by a media scrum outside the court. Wearing a blue suit with his hands in his pockets, he walked into the court building accompanied by a small entourage. He has been married to his high-school sweetheart Coleen since 2008 and they are expecting their fourth child. Everton manager Ronald Koeman said earlier this month the matter would be dealt with “internally”.Rooney was given a warm welcome at Old Trafford on his return to former club Manchester United on Sunday but it ended in disappointment with a 4-0 defeat for Everton. He has made a decent start to his second Everton spell following his return to the club from United scoring on his first two Premier League appearances. His form moved England manager Gareth Southgate to offer him an international recall, but he decided to call time on his England career. Everton is currently 18th in the Premier League after three successive defeats.

'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'


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WHEN I WAS going to school, unless you wanted to be a solicitor or a doctor, nobody went to college. There were plenty of jobs which is why nobody went to college. That was the reason I left school at 16: my sister-in-law rang me and said there’s a job here if you want it, so I took that job. I stayed there for a while and then I went on to various different jobs. I used to make components for computers and then I went to the back-office administration. I also had my own children. I actually got very interested again in education through just doing things with my kids. But I still had no interest in going back to school. I was a part of the community in Knocknaheeny in Cork, where I grew up, and ended up doing a lot of courses there, in youth work and other subjects. But I still didn’t intend to go to college. I don’t know whether it was just that I didn’t feel the need to go to college, or was it because there was nothing drawing me there.
‘I hadn’t written an essay in 32 years’
I had started up in Cork City Partnership in Knocknaheeny on a CE scheme when I was out of work. I loved it. And that really opened my eyes than to what I would actually love to do because whether it’s youth work or community work it doesn’t matter. I actually loved the whole thing of it. I started doing all these small courses: influencing and decision-making, and community participation. And then Cork City Partnership, Cork ETB and UCC decided to run an outreach programme to do a diploma in Women’s Studies for two years. I said alright, I’ll try that even though at that stage I hadn’t written an essay in 32 years. I actually enjoyed it there were people in their 20s and people in their 60s on the course, and it was mainly held in Knocknaheeny. From there I thought to myself: “Right, OK, I can actually do this.” I wasn’t afraid of writing an essay any more, so I decided that I would actually try to go back to college. I was really encouraged by the others at Cork City Partnership. I realised that I needed a degree to help me progress with my work. The degree in community work is for three years, and I’m in my final year now. When I started the diploma that was OK because that was only one day a week. I can understand how people don’t go back to college or school when their kids are young because it’s hard to arrange things have someone collecting the kids for example. And then housework, your home life, everything falls away a little bit. You’re trying to juggle everything. I have loads of support, my mam and dad are around if I am stuck. You have to have the support of the family because you’re saying “look, sorry no lads, I can’t do this with ye and I have to do my work”. But my family and my kids Amy and Robert are proud of me. I would still say today that it was all definitely worth it.
‘Do I even know what they’re talking about?’
My first day in UCC was nerve-wracking. In fairness to UCC, they do a lot of work beforehand in making you feel welcome. It’s a full-time course and involves two days in college and a 16-hour placement as well. For the first month, I was going there to lectures and I was saying “oh my God, do I even know what they are talking about?” because I didn’t. Some people in my class would have already done some youth and community diplomas for example. But I was raw to all this and it was hard at the start. But you get used to it and you fall into it. Then there’s loads of support out there so once you use your support, it’s easier. And good classmates, they’re better than any support. We had a great class everybody was looking out for everybody. It’s a lovely class because they’re lovely people and there’s a nice mix of ages, and they don’t make you feel old. I love being in UCC. I love the whole university experience: I actually went to college, I am actually over in UCC the same as everybody else, having a cup of tea watching the world go by. I never thought it would happen to me. My mam and dad always told us you can be whatever you want to be, no matter what. At the time I don’t know did we know enough about college, did we know enough about fees and all of that. As we go on in life, things change. As I say to my kids, when you’re 21 you’ll think differently to when you’re 18, and so on. I would say to people, it doesn’t matter what course you do if you actually get involved in a course. It might be knitting or something like that, but you are talking to other people and other people’s experience passes down. What have I learned by going to college? I’ve learned a lot of academic stuff, but I have come to realise I knew a lot of stuff myself and I can now say “I knew that”, but now I can actually put it into practice. I love to be able to pass on information. What you’re learning isn’t all about the college, but the connections that you make while you’re there help everybody else. All the people you encounter will benefit from your experience. If you’re thinking about going to college as a mature student, I would say whatever you’re worried about, don’t worry about it because you can sort it out while you’re there. There is nothing that you can’t do. If you have a worry like your literacy or your numeracy, or you could have dyslexia, they have support for everything in college. So there is actually nothing that would stop you from going to college, there is support there for every single thing.I’m going to feel delighted when I graduate. For me, it will be a great achievement. I would say to people, there are great opportunities out there, and get involved you don’t have to go for a degree, you can do something small in your community. As they say: Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.

I like farming, it's really fun' - Meet Ireland's youngest farmers at the Ploughing.

Image result for 'I like farming, it's really fun' - Meet Ireland's youngest farmers at the PloughingIreland's youngest farmers flocked to the Ploughing Championships to see the tractors, quads and the ploughing itself.Independent.ie spoke to the budding farmers about their jobs on the farm and what they think about their future job. Olivia (8) brought style to the Ploughing with customised cow tag earrings."I help my mammy and daddy with the sheep and the cattle. I help shear the sheep, it can be hard sometimes."I got the ear hooks and my daddy got the tags at the Ploughing last year for me. So I made them into earrings."Evan (9) says he enjoys farming with his parents but isn't sure if he'll be a farmer when he grows up."I like lambing. I go out with my mammy and daddy and look for lambs. I'm not sure if I'll be a farmer, I might be a teacher. Brothers Barry (9) and Martin (5) from Co Donegal said they are enjoying the quads and tractors at the Ploughing."I like to drive tractors. I help my dad with walking the cows, bailing and the bog."Martin says he wants to be a farmer when he grows up because he likes tractors. Dara (7) and Cormac (6) from Co Galway are looking forward to seeing the Ploughing."We like helping our granddad feed the cows. I like farming, it's really fun."Cormac said he likes tractors because "they wheel around".

Boy (12) who transitioned to female changes his mind two years later.

Patrick Mitchell. Picture: 60 Minutes
A schoolboy who decided to transition into a female has changed his mind two years later. At just 12-years-old, Patrick Mitchell, begged with his mother to begin taking oestrogen hormones after doctors diagnosed him with gender dysphoria: a condition where a person experiences distress because there is a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity.“You wish you could just change everything about you, you just see any girl and you say I'd kill to be like that”, Patrick told 60 Minutes in Australia. After heeding advice from professionals who suggested that it was the right choice, his mother was fully supportive and Patrick began to transition. He grew out his hair and started to take the hormones, which caused his body to grow breasts. But two years on, Patrick had a change of heart. At the beginning of 2017, teachers at school began to refer to him as a girl which triggered the youngster to question if he had made the right decision.“I began to realise I was actually comfortable in my body. Every day I just felt better,” he told Woman's Day. As a result, Patrick spoke to his mother and explained that he wanted to transition back into a boy.“He looked me in the eye and said ‘I'm just not sure that I am a girl’”, his mother explained. Now, in a bid to revert back to his original body, he has stopped taking his medication and is about to have an operation to remove excess breast tissue in what will be the final stage of his transition. While gender dysphoria is rare, the number of people being diagnosed with the condition is increasing, due to growing public awareness. A survey of 10,000 people undertaken in 2012 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that 1pc of the population surveyed was gender variant, to some extent. If you think you or your child may have gender dysphoria, the NHS suggests seeing your GP who, if necessary, can then refer you to a specialist Gender Identity Clinic (GIC).

Good Morning America Honors Nigerian Man Who Wins Cooking Award In US.




Image result for Nigerian Man Wins Cooking Award In The US, Hosted On Good Morning AmericaA US-based Nigerian man, and father of three,Godshelter, with popularly known as Divine, won the 13th annual Vendy Awards ceremony 2017 held on the 16th of September in New York city. Vendy Awards ceremony is an Annual street food cook-off series showcasing the most talented street chefs in New York, Philly, Los Angeles and beyond. Divine the winner is the boss at DF Nigerian Gourmet Food Truck and Divine Favored Catering Services. He was hosted and specially recognized on the popular American show, Good Morning America.

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