Obj At The 25th Coronation Anniversary of Akarigbo of Remo

Kingsley Momoh -

Obviously, these are not one of those days that governor Fashola smiles and ends his address with his Eko Oni Baje slogan. For the first time in many years, Fashola ends his lines with visible anger written all over his press statement released in response to allegation of running his website with N78 million. Are the allegations spurious and targeted to make Fashola unusable by the Buhari administration as he suggests in the press statement? Or is the ex-governor trying to gather support of the populace. And who is or are the pigs he referred to in the statement?  Well, you make your choice.


Guguru FM Public Service : This is what happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola

A new infographic reveals exactly what happens when fizzy drinks enter your system

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What happens to your body when you enjoy a fizzy drink? Photo: ALAMY
We all know fizzy drinks like Coca Cola are loaded with sugar, but do you really know what happens to your body when you glug a can of the sweet stuff?
An infographic which reveals the disturbing effect Coke has within an hour of entering your system has gone viral.
Based on research by health writer Wade Meredith, it explains that a 330ml can of Coca Cola contains so much sugar, your body should vomit - but the phosphoric acid "cuts the flavor", helping you keep the liquid down.
After 40 minutes, your blood sugar has spiked, your pupils dilated, and your blood pressure has risen.
The body starts to produce more dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls the brain's pleasure centres - "physically the same way heroin works, by the way".
By the time the hour is up, you will want to urinate, and start to have a sugar crash, making you drowsy and irritable.
"You’ve also now, literally, p***** away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth," the account concludes.
The infographic's creator, former UK pharmacist Niraj Naik, says that this pattern "applies to pretty much most caffeinated soft drinks, not just Coke.
"If you care about your heart, health and mind then please remember this article next time you reach for that bottle."
A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: “People have enjoyed drinking a Coca-Cola for more than 129 years. Like all soft drinks, it is perfectly safe to drink and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet and lifestyle. We provide a choice of colas to meet the needs of different consumers, including options that are lower sugar, sugar free and caffeine free.”

When The Pastor Starts Preaching



Serena Williams Shares Her Work Out Pics

Don't try this at home though.

DSS Chief Not An APC Member - Lai Mohammed

Lawal Daura
Director General, DSS

In a statement in Lagos on Thursday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has officially denied the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Director-General of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura, is a card-carrying member of the party (APC), calling the accusation absurd and frivolous.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the APC challenged the PDP to publish any evidence it may have to confirm the allegation, adding ”after all, it is trite that he who alleges must prove.”

”In the absence of that, the PDP must call another press conference to publicly apologize to all Nigerians for engaging in barefaced lies,” it said.

APC expressed shock that the PDP has started exhibiting all the symptoms of hallucination so soon after its gravy train derailed, saying it’s obvious that the party has now started hearing voices.

”We know that the psyche of the PDP has been badly affected by its loss of power at the centre. Even the party itself has admitted that much. That situation has now been compounded by the fact that the party is broke. It is therefore not a surprise that it is no longer able to think straight. The reality of its new situation is just beginning to dawn on it.

”But we warned the PDP early on that being in opposition is not a walk in the park. We warned that while the party was used to eating its bread with butter on both sides, it will now be lucky to even have bread to it,” the party said.

It warned the PDP to spend more time in patching its tattered and battered umbrella than acting as a cog in the wheel of progress of the new administration.

Oshiomhole, Reveal Your Source - US State Department

Governor Oshiomhole
The roaring governor of Edo state who recently stated that an American government official informed him that a minister who served under the former Goodluck Jonathan administration, stole $6billion (more than N1.2 trillion) has been asked to name the source of his information by the American state department.

While addressing the press on Monday at the state house alongside governor of Kebbi state Atiku Bagudu who as members of the APC governors' forum briefed the President on the outcome of discussions held with Senators on Sunday, noted that the country was being very patient with the PDP; otherwise Nigerians would have been “stoning” anyone carrying the badge of the party. 
“PDP destroyed the country- I mean from the lips of American officials; senior officials of the state department. They said one minister under PDP cornered as much as $6billion, and the man said even by Washington standard that is earth-quaking,” he said.

May Flower Will Be Returned 21 Years After Solarin's Death

C. Solarin
Kingsley Momoh

Tai was known to always wear simple khaki shorts and shirt as a result of his decision to see that free primary education is free all over Nigeria which never came to pass in his lifetime.

As activities to mark the 21st anniversary of the death of the former chairman of now defunct People's Bank of Nigeria and founder of May Flower School Ikenne Dr. Augustus Tai Solarin held at the Yaba Bus-stop

Rochas Okorochas Obama Billboard Is Change

A lot of fuss has been made of the billboard of the photo Governor Okorocha of Imo took with the United States President.  Governor Rochas was part of the delegates that traveled with President Buhari to visit the United States President.

What if he had made other souvenirs to mark this 'historical'connection and possibly publish a book titled, 'My historical meeting with Obama'? Na wetin for happen?


Big Brother Karen Igho Puts To Bed

You definitely should remember her. She won the big brother competition years back. She sire doesn't look like her self here. That's the 'beauty' of motherhood. Congrats Karen Igho as you join the mother's club.

Fani Kayode Shares Experience Via Facebook

Press Statement by Chief Femi Fani-Kayode on the
Occasion of his Victory at the Federal High Court on 1st July
Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted, humbled and relieved
by this verdict. In the last seven years, I have been
subjected to the most malicious, vicious, sinister, well-
orchestrated, insidious and devastating form of political
persecution and wickedness.

Femi Fani Kayode off the hook

A Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the money
laundering charges levelled against a former Minister of
Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission.
The trial judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, in a judgment
on Wednesday, freed Fani-Kayode after holding that “the
prosecution case is feeble” and had failed to prove the
allegations against the accused person beyond reasonable

Sahara Reporters
Fani-Kayode Changes Name To Celebrate Court Victory
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who was
acquitted and discharged of corruption charges Wednesday
has announced a permanent change of surname to
celebrate his victory in court.
“It will no longer be David Oluwafemi Fani-Kayode but
instead, it shall be David Oluwafemi Olukayode. Olukayode
means “the Lord has brought me joy” and today he has
done precisely that.

Young & Cerebral Radio Show Presents A Cooking Competition

We know you can stand the heat. We know you're a creative
cook. And indeed, you've got a fast burner. But you've
never been in a cooking contest like ours.

Pastor Kumuyi Adorns Made In Aba Attires

The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Church, Pastor WF Kumuyi  on a visit to the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu adorn Aba made clothing.
Governor Ikpeazu has promised to never wear anything not made in Aba throughout his time as the state's chief executive.

Photos courtesy Chris Kehinde Nwandu

Healing Our Rain Maker - Charles Oputa.

by Charles Oputa

The worst thing we can do is stand and watch when we see someone struggling in agony, especially when their pain is self inflicted.

Many of us remember Majek Fashek.
A multi-talented artist of international repute whose hit rendition "Send Down The Rain" still does exactly that anytime it is played: sending the shivers down our spines. It used to be my favorite song from his album and till today, I can sing his lyrics many years after.
He brewed that song right in my studio in Oguta, in the seven months he spent with me there as an in-house producer.
It is no longer news that the rain maker is a sorry shadow of himself plagued by issues larger than his self-discipline.
I remember this very handsome man with a good heart and it's no surprise that we had worked together a long time ago at the start of his beautiful but truncated music career. He was so promising, so full of dreams that it breaks my heart to see him so degenerated and entirely disconnected.
Looking at him now, I say to myself, it could have been me or any of us.
It has been a very bumpy ride to my present location and the success attained so far. Everyone knows by now that I had a very turbulent teenage life; the spirit of adventurism, curiosity and trying everything nearly led me to self-destruct and to very dark places.
I experimented with drugs quite early, but seeing what it did to my relatives, friends and the people I had loved from afar, I knew it wasn't for me. It was only by His grace that I freed myself from the calamity waiting to happen.
Yes, my guys, I have been there, done that, seen that and I have finally decided to pursue a cleaner life style. I have my strong Christian background to be thankful to, my new found Buddhism to appreciate for the discipline I have learnt over the years. While you may give me a standing ovation for walking through that long dark tunnel and coming out unscathed, I thank God for His mercies, and pat myself on the back for the willpower to fight all the negatives I was once involved with.
Some of us are not so lucky to imbibe self discipline for things that are destructive to us, but then, that doesn't necessarily make those of us better human beings for being able to!
It is therapeutic for me to share a little bit of myself with you, not just as Charlyboy, but as a friend, a big brother, a mentor to many and also as someone who remains passionately committed to sharing with people my own life lessons with the intent of re-activating in them the power of tenacity, focus, consistency and above all, a belief in self.
Yesooooo I experimented/struggled with substance abuse myself, and I'm proud and happy to say that I have remained clean for the past 35 years. Now if I can do it, many of you out there can!
Many may look at me and in disbelief, argue that there is no way anyone in my profession can possess such creative dexterity without being high on some kinda substance.
Shame on them!
I never drank alcohol, I no longer smoke cigarettes, and I'm a gym rat and a health freak.
Because I know better.
What really bothers me about addiction and mental illness in this neck of the woods, is the ugly stigmatization that comes with it. People believe you are either under some form of spiritual or demonic attack or that you lack the discipline to put your self in check. Most of us never see it as a form of medical imbalance that requires treatment by a professional; just like one would treat malaria, ulcer, cancer, and even toothache.
Addiction is no different.
I know it can be a huge heartache watching someone you love struggle with an addiction or have a mental illness but the good news it that it is curable. When we show more love as parents, as friends, associates, spouses, brothers or sisters, we help the people going through this struggle feel good about themselves.
One of my favorite quotes is that People will easily forget what you say to them, or what you do for them, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Majek Fashek is our own, let's see how we can heal our rain maker who needs all the love and understanding he can get right now. I know quite a few well meaning Nigerians have contributed to his rehabilitation, but I still encourage the few who are determined to see the healing of this great musician become reality.
God will give us the strength and guidance.
It is well.
It is our collective effort to help rehabilitate him as a social responsibility of fighting this hard drug menace that is wasting so many of our youths. I know a lot of you might ask what if he doesn't want help? Then I ask what if he does but doesn't know how to? If Mohammed won't go to the mountain, shouldn't the mountain go to Mohammed?
And on that note, my parting word to anyone out there struggling with an addiction of any kind, just know that you can be the best you want to be.
You can be as weird, as different, as creatively crazy as you want to be still, by staying clean, responsible and very focused.

Just say no to polluting your body and yes to clean living. When saying No is no longer an option, help is available and you don't have to do it on your own.

Sexual Orientation: When Charly Boy Cleared The Air

My wondering Penis  by Charles Oputa
Some say that I am gay, some have called me a Fag, crazily some think am a transvestite. Some will swear am bisexual, hummmmmm. My Sexuality has always been a subject of great scrutiny and misconception ever since I can remember, and I have had a ball if I say so myself. Na today? E don tey!

Nigeria's First Female INEC Boss?

According to the statement, the appointment is with effect from June 30, 2015 and she will remain in office until the appointment of a substantive Chairman for the Commission. President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs Amina Bala Zakari as the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the conclusion of the term of Office of Prof. Attahiru Jega.

The appointment of the new INEC acting chairman was disclosed in a statement signed by Haruna Imrana, Director of Communications for the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on Tuesday evening.
Born on the 23rd of June 1960, Mrs. Zakari hails from Kazaure Local Government of Jigawa State
Amina Bala ZakariShe completed her elementary education at Shekara Girls Primary School, Kano in 1971 and proceeded to the prestigious Queens College Yaba, Lagos for her Secondary Education where she obtained her School Certificate/WASC in 1976.
In 1976, she proceed to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in 1976 for a degree programme. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Pharmacy with a Second Class Upper in 1980.
Her other academic qualifications include, Certificate in Managing Drugs Supply for Primary Health Care from the International Drug Agency, MHS Amsterdam, Netherlands and a Certificate in General Management Programme, Executive Education in Business and Management, Harvard Business School (HBS) Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
She began her professional career at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna as a Senior Pharmacist.
She also worked with Afri-Project Consortium, Abuja from 1999 to 2001, where she was also a Senior Consultant/Chief Pharmacist.
Mrs. Zakari joined the services of the Federal Capital Territory Administration in 2004, where she was one time Secretary Health and Human Services, Secretary Social Development and Acting Secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Her career as a pharmacist Consultant, saw her working with the National AIDS and STDs Control Program (NASCP), Federal Ministry of Health 2002, Project Director for National Primary Health care Development Agency in 2003, Project Coordinator for FCT Federation of Muslim Women’s Organization (FOMWAN) 2003, National Consultant, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) 2004, Lead Consultant/ Project Manager, Songhai Medical Centre Limited 2008, Consultant, Complete Medicare Limited and Accessible Managed Care Limited 2008 and Consultant, Millennium Development Goal Office 2008.
Amina Zakari is a Registered Pharmacist and Member, Pharmacist’s Society of Nigeria as well as member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
She was a National Electoral Commissioner at INEC before her appointment.

Rare & engaging interviews and some more by a team of experienced & hungry pen users.