Thursday, 30 April 2015

#MustRead: Guess it's okay to rant a little about Me and Blogging - 2

Yes, I know you know something, but I can bet you don't know everything, learning is a life time venture. A neighbor walks up to me and says, I want to invite you for a Bloggers meeting, and am like blo/..g[]e[s what? (I could barely have called the word right.) What's that all about? She didn't only take her time to tell me what Blog, Blogging or Bloggers were all about, we got in-front of the system punched some keys and here I am, punching keys and sharing some vital info as a blogger. Credit to Omonaikee.blogspot.com aka Nike.

Yeah, that's how I started blogging, and now that I got some knowledge and skill on blogging, i am pushing some buttons on mercyebute.blogspot.com. What is blogging all about for me? What is my vision as a blogger, what is my unique niche, what do I want my readers to come for and keep coming back for, what kind of impact do I want to make? That's what this article or let me say rant is all about, and ranting can be fun when it makes sense. My personal definition for rant is saying sensible things in a seemingly senseless way. lol. Read more after the cut.........

#Buhari'sVictoryTrek: Charly boy promises to bike from Abuja to China if.......

Lol. Trekking, Cycling and now Biking daring distances to celebrate Buhari's victory is the latest trend in Nigeria. Hashimu the guy who trekked from lagos to Abuja is the originator and since his victory many more Buhari victory trekkers have emerged. Following the trend, controversial singer Charly Boy aka Charles Oputa, has promised to bike from Nigeria to China in solidarity with president-elect, Mohammadu Buhari, if he is able to equal the value of Naira to Dollars. The condition here is high and somewhat impossible! Read his face book post on this after the cut.........

Photos: Nollywood stars all dressed in Igbo traditional attire at the launch of Africa Magic Igbo

Nollywood stars including Genevieve Nnaji, Pete Edochie, Eucharia Anunobi, Patience Ozokwor, Oge Okoye, John Okafor, Onyeka Onwenu, Kenneth Okonkwo, Uti Nwachukwu, O.C Ukeje and many others came out in their Igbo attires for the Launch of Africa Magic Igbo Launch happening in Enugu this evening. See more photos after the cut...

Gospel artist Solomon Lange releases pre-wedding photos.

Popular Gospel artist Solomon Lange will be getting married to his bride Florence this Saturday in Abuja and just released these lovely pre-wedding photos. Congrats to them. See more photos after the cut...

SA President Zuma and President Jonathan In Phone Conversation Over Xenophobic Attacks.


South African President, Jacob Zuma, has had a telephone discussion with Nigeria’s President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa.

The two Presidents reaffirmed the warm and cordial relationship between South Africa and Nigeria and pledged that the two countries will continue to work together for the good of their citizens, and Africa as a whole.

Interesting prophecy about President elect Buhari and Governor Ayo Fayose

Prophet Tibetan who predicted Gen. Buhari will win the presidential election have released fresh set of prophecies about Buhari and Fayose. Read what he told Encomium Magazine below:
 
Buhari will not die in office. God prolonged the life of King Hezekiah in the Bible and this is Buhari’s
Buhari will not die in office. God prolonged the life of King Hezekiah in the Bible and this is Buhari’s portion. He won’t die in office. He has a job to do. There is no time to waste. Mr. President-elect should hit the ground running on his first day in office because he already has the template of what he wants to do to liberate Nigeria since 2003. Remember I told the world in my Prediction 2015 book that General Buhari is not chosen by God but by the people of Nigeria to liberate them and since he is the one the people want, God answered their prayer by giving him the leadership of the country. Buhari should run the affairs of Nigeria without fear or favor because he has a limited time to do this work. Continue.....

Malala’s Attackers Sentenced To Life Imprisonment


A court in Pakistan today has sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment for attempting to kill Nobel-prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012, though the chief suspect remains at large.

Outing President and Incoming President transition committee clash, details here.

A disagreement has broken out between the transition committees of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) as the President accused the Buhari team of acting like a parallel government and trying to stampede the Jonathan administration out of office.

Addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting, yesterday, Minister of National Planning who is also a member of the Jonathan Transition Committee, Abubakar Suleiman, said the Buhari transition team was making impossible demands from the government.

Troop rescue 160 more people from Sambisa Forest.

According to report by AFP, the Nigerian Army have again rescued about 160 more hostages from Sambisa Forest.

"We are still trying to compute the actual number of those rescued. But tentatively there are about 60 women of various ages and around 100 children," Army spokesman Sani Usman told AFP. He also said one woman was killed in the fighting and eight other rescued hostages were injured. A soldier was also killed and four others wounded.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

India emerges as a lead nation in disaster-response.

India emerges as a lead nation in disaster-response: Government 
When a Nation gets one thing right, it's worth the commendation. The government on Wednesday said that India has emerged as a leading nation in disaster response, after having very swiftly directed its rescue and relief efforts in quake-struck Nepal. Read more HERE.
 
My prayer is that we get it right with Security and Power in Nigeria. #ChangeUploaded.
 

Indonesia convicts sang "Amazing Grace" and other praise songs to God before execution.

As they walked to face the firing squad on an Indonesian prison island, eight condemned drug traffickers defiantly sang praise to God, witnesses said, while in a town across the water a group of tearful supporters was also uniting in song.

The convicts -- two from Australia, one from Brazil, four from Africa and one Indonesian -- made the long journey from their cells to clearings on a prison island to meet their fate early Wednesday. But rather than bow their heads in defeat and resignation, the convicts all reportedly refused blindfolds and raised their voices in song, including "Amazing Grace", until the gunfire from the firing squads rang out. Continue.......

Buhari pictured at the 8th National Assembly new members' induction.

Gen Buhari was at the induction of new members of the National assembly organised by the National Institute for Legislative Studies in Abuja today April 29th today. At the induction, Buhari promised to work closely with the National Assembly members, stating that for any democratic leader to work successful, he needs the cooperation of the national assembly members. See more pics after the cut..

"The legislature by nature is inherently democratic in the sense that all members are equal and are elected representatives of the Nigerian people. As President-elect, I recognize this fact and believe that legislators carry this heavy burden of representation with all the seriousness it deserves. For a president to be successful in addressing community development and general welfare of the various people of the country, he or she would benefit from working closely and in harmony with the legislative arm of government. “I therefore commit myself to working with the legislature as development partners motivated by the desire to deliver good governance.” he said. More photos after the cut..........

Oh God another man is trekking from Maiduguri to Abuja to mark Buhari's victory.


 
Hashimu the guy who trekked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate Buhari's victory started a trekking revolution in Nigeria. More than 4 people who are trekking or biking from their State to Lagos or Abuja have emerged. According to this report which I found on LIB, 45 year old Adamu Abdullahi (pictured above) says he will be trekking form Maiduguri in Borno state to Abuja from tomorrow April 30th, so he can meet with Gen Buhari to congratulate him on his victory at the presidential elections, according to KSM News. Married with 4 children, Adamu says he will be leaving Maiduguri by 6am tomorrow and will depart from Jimtilo park. He asked all Borno state indigenes to forward their petitions to him so he can forward them to Gen. Buhari. 

May be a sport event can be made out of this, just thinking.

Fascinating: Research Report on Religion reveals what follower-ship of various religion will be like in 2050.

Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down
Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down
An extensive study done by the Pew Research Center has yielded some fascinating information regarding the trajectory of world religions over the next four decades. 

As of 2010, Christianity was the dominant world religion with roughly 2.2 billion adherents and Muslim's were second with about 1.6 billion adherents. If current demographic trends continue however, Islam is expected to catch up to Christianity midway through the 21st century.

NewVideo: ËYO by Asa

How kind: Duchess Kate and Prince William Sends Sweet Surprise Package to Fans Outside Hospital on Royal Baby Watch.


Fans have gathered outside St. Mary's Hospital waiting for the delivery of royal baby number two of Duchess Kate and Prince William. 
To show some kindness, still pregnant Kate and her husband,Prince William, sent boxes of treats to royal super fans waiting outside St. Mary’s Hospital. More than the content of the package, the excited waiting fans read meaning to what the colour of the gift box implied.

The two boxes of pastries and croissants were wrapped in pink ribbon, leading those desperately awaiting the royal baby's birth to speculate it could be a girl. See the photos after the cut.......

Innovation: What will it feel like in an AWWA Sky Whale, a new plane design.

AWWA Sky Whale (Oscar Vinals)
The world is continually in flux and nothing remains as a stable entity philosopher Heraclitus said. Things and trend take different shapes everyday. Saw this photo of what a plane could look like soon, a whale like design, called the AWWA Sky Whale. 

The  AWWA Sky Whale is a concept aircraft from Spanish designer Oscar Vinals. With three decks for passengers, it looks like a cross between a tropical fish and a sci-fi space shuttle. Does this huge design herald the future of air travel? #ChangeIsConstant.

Take a glance at Behind The Scene photos of Asa's new music video EYO


Asa is back on scene with the release of her new musical video ÉYO'. Here are some behind-the-scenes photo from the music video. It was directed by Meji Alabi for JM production. See more photos after the cut..

Senate passes 2015 budget without provision for subsidy.

Nigeria Senate
The Senate on Tuesday passed N4.493tn budget for the 2015 fiscal year, about five months after it was presented by the Minister of Finance/Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The national budget, which was earlier passed by the House of Representatives last week, was N51bn higher than the N4.425tn submitted to both chambers of the National Assembly by the Federal Government.

The Senate approval of the budget on Tuesday, however, confirmed the non-inclusion of fuel subsidy provision in the document but N21bn was budgeted for the funding of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme. Continue......

Rescued 200 girls are not Chibok girls - Army

The army tweeted last night that they can't confirm if Chibok girls were among the 200 girls they rescued from Sambisa forest today, that they will know after they screen and profile the rescued girls. But now Reuters, AP and Al-Jazeera are reporting that an Army Spokesperson has confirmed Chibok girls are not among the 293 girls and women rescued today.

Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman told The Associated Press that troops destroyed and cleared four militant camps and rescued 200 abducted girls and 93 women "but they are not the Chibok girls." (Let's wait for official confirmation from Army Spokesperson, Olukolade)



Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Jay Jay Okocha opens up on his aspiration to be NFF President.

Nigerian football legend, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, has expressed his desire to run football in the country possibly in the capacity of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation.

The former Super Eagles captain bared his mind in France while fielding questions from FIFA.com after taking part in the 12th Match Against Poverty last week. When asked if he was thinking of going into coaching someday, Okocha said, “No, not for the moment. I’m more interested in the executive positions. I prefer to be the one who appoints them and tells them what to do.”

Then, FIFA.com asked, “You see yourself as the presidential type, then?” Okocha replied, “Why not? Yes. In fact, I’ve just been named the Chairman of the Delta State Football Association, which I’m delighted about. Who knows what the future has in store, though?” Continue........

To celebrate Buhari's victory - 35 year old cyclist rides bicycle from Kaduna to Lagos to thank Yorubas for voting Buhari and Osinbajo.

Kaduna Cyclist

Buhari's victory in the presidential elections have engineered world breaking records. After Hashimu's Lagos - Abuja walk success, Abubakar Duduwale began a walk from Yobe to Abuja. The latest one is of a 35-year-old Kaduna-born cyclist and supporter of the president-elect Gen Buhari and Professor Osinbajo, Mohammed Kabiru Jafaru, he embarked on a bicycle ride from Kaduna to Lagos to meet with the vice president-elect, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos State as a way to show his appreciation to the Yorubas for voting en-mass for the Buhari-Osinbajo ticket during last election.

Mohammed started his journey to Lagos at exactly 6: 35am at the palace of Sarkin Hayin Malam Bello, Alhaji Kabiru Isa Gangarida yesterday April 27th. Continue to read what he said.........

Photos: Tonto Dikeh all fired up in green.

Hmmmmmmm nice or not? I love soft look on women, but this fierce one doesn't look too bad on Tonto though.

No more ban - AIT now free to cover President elect Buhari's programmes.

Following the report on AIT ban from covering the activities of President elect Buhari, APC just released a statement saying all accredited media, including AIT, are free to cover President-elect’s activities. Guess there was a rethink, Read the statement below...

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all accredited media organizations in the country, including the African Independent Television (AIT), are free to cover the activities of the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. Continue........

#MustRead: Guess it's okay to rant a little about Me and Blogging.

Yes, I know you know something, but I can bet you don't know everything, learning is a life time venture. A neighbor walks up to me and says, I want to invite you for a Bloggers meeting, and am like blo/..g[]e[s what? (I could barely have called the word right.) What's that all about? She didn't only take her time to tell me what Blog, Blogging or Bloggers were all about, we got in-front of the system punched some keys and here I am, punching keys and sharing some vital info as a blogger. Credit to Omonaikee.blogspot.com aka Nike.

Yeah, that's how I started blogging, and now that I got some knowledge and skill on blogging, i am pushing some bottons on mercyebute.blogspot.com. What is blogging all about for me? What is my vision as a blogger, what is my unique niche, what do I want my readers to come for and keep coming back for, what kind of impact do I want to make? That's what this article or let me say rant is all about, and ranting can be fun when it makes sense. My personal definition for rant is saying sensible things in a seemingly senseless way. lol

Will have to get back to work soon, so have little time left to continue writing, will be back to finish up so stay tuned. But before i leave.........

I started as an Interior Design Blogger and started another niche few weeks into blogging which I will be talking about later so i have to leave now, will be back soon. Writing in progress......

From 120pounds to 116pounds, Mother of three Kourtney Kardashian shares her work out progress.

Mother-of-three Kourtney Kardashian is getting some good results for her work out and she has made a habit of sharing her victory. She shared that she has dropped from 120 to 116 and she is working on getting to perfect weight and size. 

The 36-year old "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star posted a new bathroom scale pic to her Instagram -- showing she's down to 116 pounds -- and wrote, "It's Monday! Ps: I'm 5 feet tall, so everyone relax I'm on a workout kick, trying to bring some Monday motivation."


Anyone wants to get back in shape? Here's your motivation to get to work. You can work out just about anything.

Xenophobia: South Africa to release victims’ names

South African President Jacob Zuma
The South African government said on Monday that the names of nationals killed in the attacks on foreigners by its citizens would soon be released.

The South African Presidency, in a statement, a copy of which was made available to one of Punch correspondents on Tuesday, said it had received media enquiries about the names of foreign nationals killed during the violence that broke out in KwaZulu-Natal. Continue.......

Actor Chinedu Ikedieze aka Aki and wife share holiday photos in Paris

Popular Nigerian actor Chinedu Ikedizie aka Aki and wife shared their holiday pictures on Chinedu's instagram page, yesterday. The couple is currently in France for their vacation. They got married in 2011. Another picture after the cut.













Boko Haram: Hundreds of dead bodies found in houses, streets and river, buried in Damasak Borno State.

Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast town of Damasak, in Borno apparently victims of Boko Haram insurgents, residents and officials said on Monday.

“Dead bodies were found in houses, streets and many more in the Damasak River which has dried up,” said local man Kaumi Kusur, adding the victims were buried in 20 mass graves at the weekend.

Streets in Abuja named after Pres. Jonathan, VP Sambo and others,

As preparation for the official May 29th handover ceremony takes full gear, the FCT Minister revealed on Monday, that some road and streets will be named in honor of President Jonathan, VP Sambo and others. Yet to be commissioned Inner Southern Expressway which dissects Abuja city centre will be named after President Goodluck Jonathan.

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed disclosed that the FCT Administration has honoured eminent Nigerians and other Africans by naming major streets in Asokoro Extension, Guzape, Wupa, Wuye and Maitama Extension districts as well as expressways and roads after them.Continue..........

Pay back time? President elect Buhari bars AIT from covering his function till further notice.

Staff of Africa Independent Television, AIT, have been barred from covering all activities of the President-elect, Gen. Buhari until issues bordering on ethics and standards against them have been addressed. AIT crew members were today escorted out of the Defence House where the president-elect currently resides. He was about to have a meeting with the Cuban and Switzerland ambassadors when the reporters were escorted out. Speaking on the development, the spokesperson of the Buhari campaign organization, Shehu Garba said family and security concerns necessitated it. Continue...........

Monday, 27 April 2015

HorriblePhoto: A map like pool forms in Warri stadium after heavy rain,

A problem definitely emerged after a heavy downpour which left the Warri township stadium football pitch with a water-log which in my sight, formed an EU kind of map. A match between Warri Wolves and Heartland FC was rescheduled till today Monday April 27th by 8am due to the waterlogged pitch. This must have been caused as a result of bad drainage system...Chai Naija!

Photos: Tiwa and Teebillz mark one year wedding anniversary.

Tiwa nd hubby1Tiwa nd hubby3
Tiwa nd hubby2
Tiwa said "I love you" and Teebillz, "Only God can write our love story #ThankYouJesus" he said. They marked their wedding anniversary yesterday 26th April with the above love message. The photo to the right, showed how they celebrated the day. Congrats to them. 


Bruce Jenner's ex wife opens up, says Bruce had always felt he was a woman.

It's no longer a rumor, Bruce Jenner told the world in his interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday that he is a transgender, he is now a she. Amazing! After living as a man for about 65 years, married to a series of women and fathering a good number of children, the former track and field athlete still feels a need to transit into a woman. His ex wife Linda Thompson speaks on her marriage to Bruce. She revealed that back in the days, in the early 80s Bruce had always felt feminine and would opt to go for a gender confirmation surgery. She saluted his courage for finally opening up and living his dream and asked people to be kind to him, oh sorry i mean her, lol. Read what she said after the cut........

EU and Japan Government grants N1.2bn to Nigeria to help in the fight against insurgency.


The Federal Government has received two grants totalling N1.2bn from the European Union and the Government of Japan to tackle insurgency in the North-East as well as to improve the level of disaster management in the country.

The agreement for the release of the grant was signed in Abuja between the Federal Government and representatives from the EU and the government of Japan.

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