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Full Story of Endurance Otobi The blind shoe maker

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This is the  Full story of Endurance Otobi the blind shoe maker After he was left blind and helpless for seven years, Endurance set to prove that he could make something of himself.

When Endurance Otobi first told his parents that, while at school, he had noticed he could not see properly, they had paid him very little attention.

Either due to the austere nature of their finances or the comfortable assumption that the young boy didn’t know what he was talking about, his constant complaints were put aside.

In a country where physical challenges are treated like life-changing limitations, that sort of oversight can set one back for the rest of his lifetime.

At the time, Endurance was not worried about serious issues like the rest of his life, instead, his attention was torn between the things that pique a young boy’s interest as he navigates childhood.

By the time he got into secondary school, his sight had deteriorated badly.

Something happened in my former compound”, Endurance says. “They said, one woman used ring to slap me on my right eyes. So since that time, the other eyes now got blind. When I went for a checkup, the doctor said it’s Glaucoma.

With the comfort of supposed fetish missives now disposed of, Endurance’s parents considered the possibility of a surgery to treat the condition.

But where their love and hopes reached for a solution, their finances dragged them back. The couple could not afford the operation.

They prayed and fasted, as most people in their position would, but by 2002, Endurance was blind in both eyes.

playWhile his condition was treatable, his parents’ poor finances resigned Endurance to blindness at a young age (Pulse)

What followed was a long period, between 2002 and 2009, where he basically sat at home, at the mercy of his parents and anyone who cared enough to empathize with his fate.

Most people didn’t. Among primary physical challenges, Blindness is often treated as the most limiting. It does not help that a fair number of less-fortunate people with this challenge often turn to begging.

After seven years idle and helpless, many of his neighbours and “friends” began to taunt him. Endurance recalls that some told him that there was no future. One day, his mother called him and asked him to go and beg.

Finally, I found myself in School of Blind, Oshodi. I never really know that God really have plans for me there”, Endurance says, “They taught me how to weave only bags

He spent two years there in the school’s boarding facility, with help from friends and well-wishers who sponsored his stay there.

In 2010, he began weaving bags and teaching his skills to others who were interested.

But that was only a stepping stone.

Last year, Endurance was invited to the Equipment Life Foundation. It was while he was here that the idea of making shoes first occurred to him.

I sat down there, thinking. What can I really do?”, Endurance remembers.

Look at people that have eyes. This is what they can do. I said I want to shock the world

I want to make something like shoes”, he decided.

He picked up his shoe and after speaking with some of the staff, he got to weaving.

But nimble fingers do not a good shoe make, so Endurance spoke to a friend who helped him find a cobbler.

The cobbler who they found, Mr Kazeem Alieu Abiola, was so startled by the work that he saw that he immediately doubted Endurance’s ability.

When he brought out those materials. I was wowed”, Mr Abiola remembers.

Are you sure you’re the one that knitted this?’’, he asked Endurance.

Endurance said he was.

Even the guy that came with him, confirmed it, and that day, I was lost for words, I said, okay no problem.

At least, we have many of them begging around, I said  “Let me give you some support”, that’s how I meet Endurance’’, he continues.

In his daily life, Endurance reflects the same ingenuity and capacity that confounds those who meet him.

Beyond the barriers set by his blindness, he has found a way to lead a nearly-normal life with his roommate, his friends and the many patrons who share his story with anyone who cares to listen.

I have one friend that’s living with me.”, Endurance says, “So, in the morning, I’ll wake, draw water from the well and take it to the bathroom

playEndurance now runs a small shop where he weaves, sews and crafts bags and shoes. (Pulse)

I have a younger sister that normally cooks for me”, Endurance says of how his culinary needs are met. “(When) I go to work, I’ll board a bike and tell them ‘’this is where I’m going’ to and they’ll drop me there”.

People are a big part of Endurance’s life. When he’s not working, and sometimes when he is, he is locked in banter with one or more friends, talking about issues as random as what colour is in vogue.

I love interacting with people because I want to know more about them “, Endurance laughs in a corner of the shop where he now sells his shoes and wares.

Sometimes I’d ask people “how is this thing”, “what is going on right now”, “what is that thing that is in vogue”, they’ll tell me what is going on.”, he adds.

I also go for motivational talk”, he continues. “They do invite me to talk to people like teenagers, like youths, so that they’ll not become a liability to themselves.

It is relationships with people like these, near and far, and the edifying effect of his extraordinary resilience that has helped to elevate Endurance from nearly resigning to his fate to a success story in his own right, the blind cobbler who defied all odds to make something of himself.

Immediately, I reach (where I buy products, they would know that this is what I want”, he says. “I’d touch it, whether the thing is full or it’s little, feeling it

Mostly I deal with feelings”, Endurance says of how he works and gets by on a daily basis. “I feel most things which I want to do, and majorly all of my life is all about feelings

Living by feelings is one thing. Inspiring them is another.

Endurance is aware of his limitations and what he needs to bridge that gap, to an extent at least.

In the area of financial assistance and having the money, there’s no NGO’s, no churches, so that’s the area I’ve been looking on how NGO’s can come in and support the work”, he says of how the government and other institutions can help blind artisans by himself, before almost in the same sentence plundering into some advice for the younger folk.

I’d advise the young people out there, despite what they’re going through in life, their background has nothing to do with their life”, he says “They should just have the right thinking. When you think right, you can be at the top.

This inner zeal, a rare feeling of innate capacity that precludes every limitation is what sets Endurance apart the most.

Some would say he defies the odds, but in many ways, he simply refuses to see them.

source : Pulse NG

 

How to Date a Married Woman

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Dating a Married Woman Is Not as Hard as It May Seem

Every man on this earth is interested in and wants to know more about women. Some men may know more than others, but either way the desire to continuously learn more about women, dating, and the art of good sex is universal.

This Hub is about how to seduce and date a married woman. Yes folks, you have read it correctly—how to date a married woman. If you are seriously thinking about dating a married woman, then read through my article completely and try out these tips. Once you have mastered this art, then success will be yours. Any woman on this earth can be seduced, even if she is happily married and allegedly satisfied in her life. Women love attention and are always flattered to be objects of attraction. They love compliments on their beauty and are attracted to the charm of handsome men.

Most men make the mistake of believing that it is easier to date a girl than to date a married woman. Once you have mastered the art of dating a married woman, you will agree that this is not the case. It is easier to date a beautiful married woman than to date a girl. Getting involved in a relationship with a girl or a single woman involves a high level of public commitment, whereas there is much less commitment when dating a married woman.

And it is not as difficult as it may seem. No matter how happily a woman is married, she will always be on the lookout for that perfect man. Of course, no man or woman is perfect, but while a man’s search often stops with time, a woman’s search never finishes. Women will always be on the prowl for that perfect partner; they actually get bored of living within the four walls of the house and will long to be free.

Where to Look: Recognize This Woman When You See Her

Married woman alone in a bar
Married woman alone in a bar

Any married woman, whether a career woman or a housewife, is always looking for that spark in her love life. As their husbands start to take them for granted, slowly and gradually that spark dies down.

Once a woman reaches this point, she will be open to but very cautious about choosing another partner outside her relationship. She will need to be sure that the new man will be different from the others. She needs to know that he will be fully aware that this relationship can have no commitment, and that he is not looking to turn it into a serious or long relationship. In reality, they both know that the relationship they are looking for will revolve around only sex.

For men, the best places to look for these women are in workplaces, discotheques, pubs, clubs, some adult finder sites on the internet, and sometimes supermarkets.

Look for a woman in a pub or a club who is sitting alone on the couch with a hunger in her eyes, looking at every corner, and sitting with a posture that is casting about for attention. One way a married woman can signal that she is looking for attention is by going out for drinks alone.

Never hesitate to approach this beautiful woman. Most men wrongly believe that an approach to an attractive and beautiful female is unlikely to succeed whereas it is reverse. Actually a beautiful and attractive woman will be more likely to fall for a man than an ordinary looking woman, because a beautiful woman has a greater love of the attention of men and is always on the look out for it. They like somebody to give them the compliments and comments on their beauty whereas their husbands take them for granted.

As a man, you should not be ashamed of dating a married woman. After all, these women are not looking for a serious and long-term relationship and their approach toward this relationship is crystal clear.

The decision to sleep with someone who is not her husband will be entirely her decision. There are lots of positives for her in this relationship—no commitment and nothing to answer to but her own satisfaction.

How to Make the Next Move

Set a good impression in person over dinner.
Set a good impression in person over dinner.

Go Very Slowly

Now that you have found your match, the first tip to begin a relationship would be to go very slowly. Ask to spend time with her—two ideas are to grab coffee or to stop for drink at a nice pub in the evening. You may invite her to your place, but be cautious: think of a normal reason that doesn’t seem too obvious.

Seize Every Opportunity to Make a Good Impression in Person

Never try to build your relationship on the phone or through text messages. Phone calls and text messages are all right in the beginning. However, they are meant to be used as tools to spend more time together in person. More important, never depend on phone calls and text messages exclusively. If she were looking for a few words, she could have tried her luck at a party line.

On the first date, your first line should be a nice comment on her beauty, eyes, hair, or dress. Women always like to have the attention of men, and are always looking for compliments. Your comments should be real and genuine. Never try to make fake comments as women have a sixth sense when it comes to this and will notice.

You should try to show a good sense of humor. However, don’t force it–wait for natural times to spontaneously showcase your funny side. Flirt with her and keep the environment on the lighter side, while also showing that you can be a patient listener. Never try to talk about yourself on the first date; your entire conversation should revolve around her. Try to know about her lifestyle, her needs, and her desires.

The best way to win her trust is to try to convince her that she can rely on you. She should feel that she can share her secrets with you and that you can make her dreams real. Never be critical, and never argue on any topic. When a difference of opinion arises, try to offer a compromise. Keep flirting with her as most women love flirting, but don’t overdo it.

Do Not Do Anything That Can Be Misconstrued in Public

Remember that a married woman is not looking for commitment, and she is not looking to complicate her existing life. She has a family and a husband, and will not be looking to do anything in public that could come back and harm her family life. Because of this, be very aware of body language–both hers and your own. What you do in public must seem friendly, but not like a date, to an outsider. If her body language tells you that she is feeling restrained, ask if she feels comfortable where you are meeting, and if she would like to move somewhere else.

Tips and Points to Remember

Dress Like a Gentleman

Your sense of style should follow certain guidelines. Your clothing should keep in mind the place or occasion. Never try to be a cowboy or a maverick; your attire should be attractive and should match the occasion.

Thus, if you are going to a club, pub, or bar, then try to be formal. Alternatively, if you are going out for a coffee, then a pair of jeans and a nice collared shirt will do. You must wear a nice deodorant as women are easily repulsed by unpleasant smells.

Speak Like a Gentleman

To start the conversation, try to avoid talking about yourself. You can start by inquiring about her zodiac sign (or by trying to guess–say in three chances) and trying to know her nature. This way, if you do your homework, you can come off as knowledgeable and witty, while keeping the conversation centered around her.

Lay the Groundwork, but Let Her Be the One to Initiate

Another important thing is to convince her that she’s interested in you, rather than vice versa. Be confident and charismatic. This will show through your conversation if you keep it as simple as possible, directing the conversation to what she and you have in common. This way, the conversation can serve your primary job of finding out more about the woman sitting in front of you while also showing that you are knowledgeable and interesting to her.

Because the first date is about getting to know her, do not try to kiss or have sex on the first date. Have patience and wait for her to initiate in the future. But if the environment allows you to, she is interested, and it is necessary, then don’t stop yourself. Confidence is key. Keep telling yourself inside that you are not at all nervous; most women like confident and daring men rather than a momma’s boy.

Don’t be ashamed of dating a married woman, and remember: the decision to sleep with you should finally and entirely be her decision.

Set Boundaries

Again, one of the beauties of dating a married woman is that there are no commitments. As you start to date, set boundaries from the very beginning. For instance, you may want to say that you will never compromise her relationship with her family or spouse, that neither of you will ever try to make the relationship more serious than your set parameters, and that both of you have the right to stop the affair without any explanation at any point in the relationship. This will come as a relief and protection not only you, but also to her—she will welcome the lack of commitment as a way to protect her marriage.

Final Thoughts

That brings an end to my article, which is based on my real-life experience. By doing your homework and studying these guidelines, you can approach any woman on this Universe.

Enjoy, and all the best!

REMEMBER NOT TO GET KILLED BY HER HUSBAND

Six Keys to Understanding A Nigerian Woman

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A Nigerian woman is like any other woman in the world and want the-same thing every other woman wants ..

The following steps bellow  will help you understand her more :

1. Recognize that women want to feel connected.

Women want to make sure the relationship is on solid ground. After a period of separation (even a day apart), establish that closeness as soon as you can, and everything afterward will flow more freely. This doesn’t mean you have to put your own needs completely on hold. For example, if you come home exhausted from a long day at work and your partner wants to talk, trying saying, “I’m so glad to see you. I missed you and wondering how your day was going. I want to hear all about it, but I’m tired right now. I need a few minutes to unwind and relax. Can we talk in 15 minutes?”

2. Don’t jump in the problem – solving mode. If you’re not sure what your partner needs at any given moment, it’s okay to ask her. You might say, “It sounds like you’re really upset. Would you like me to listen, or would you like some suggestions?”

3. If your partner is less interested in sex than you are, try a little empathy. Instead of taking the rejection personally and pressuring her for more frequent sex, consider the possible reasons for the discrepancy and desire – reasons that may have nothing to do with you. Be sensitive to issues from the past as well as your partner’s general frame of mind. Is your partner a survivor of sexual abuse? Were there traumas in her past that make physical intimacy frightening for her?

4. Think about how much work your partner does. Is she frequently exhausted? If she works outside the home, how much responsibility do you assume for cooking, shopping, cleaning, laundry, and childcare? I remember a cartoon with the heading, “What do women want?” The drawing depicted a woman vacuuming; in the bubble above her head, there was a man vacuuming. Brainstorm with your partner to figure out how you can reduce her workload.

5. Allow your partner to voice her fears, and support her in her efforts to face difficult situations. Women feel empowered by their significant relationships; your caring attitude will contribute to your partner’s success in attaining her goals. She doesn’t need you to talk her out of her fear, or solve her problems: she just wants you to listen and understand.

6. Understand that communication is a process. Look at communication problems as an invitation to keep on talking, keep on listening, and eventually work things out. You and your partner may communicate very differently, but the potential is still there to reach even higher levels of understanding interest.

 

Nnamdi Kanu plotting to overthrow Buhari, split Nigeria – Arewa youths

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Abia govt extends curfew, meets monarchs, others Don’t be provoked into reprisal attacks, Northern Youths warned Arewa Consultative Forum calls for caution; IPOB meets to restrategize Operation Python Dance II: Why I can’t attend meeting with S-East govs – Kanu By Our Reporters

UMUAHIA —

The Abia State Government yesterday extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew slammed on the township of Aba in wake of rising security concenrns, just as it met with a broad spectrum of traditional rulers in the state. It plans more meetings with other stakeholders, especially market leaders. Nnamdi Kanu with South East governors in Enugu during a meeting. This development came as leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, said he would not  attend tomorrow’s meeting with South East Governors as he earlier agreed with them, citing alleged plots to assassinate him on his way to Enugu for the meeting. Also yesterday, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, called for calm, commending Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Aba township in the state. Sources told Vanguard in Enugu that the Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Dave Umahi, who is on overseas tour had volunteered to drive straight from the airport to pick Kanu at his home in Umuahia to Enugu for the meeting, but Kanu declined the offer, saying he would not leave his home when it was surrounded by soldiers. On August 30, the governors met with Kanu alongside National Chairman of Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN;  Founder of Igbo Youths Movement, IYM and Secretary of Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, among others, for about four hours, on the way forward over Biafra agitations. Tomorrow’s meeting is supposed to be the follow-up. Why I can’t attend the meeting – Kanu However, in a statement he signed personally, Kanu alleged plots by a detachment of soldiers in Enugu to kill him, adding that the atmosphere was not conducive for the meeting. The statement read in part: “Before now, prominent leaders and groups had insisted that I tow the line of peaceful dialogue and meet with the governors to find a lasting solution to our grievances. “I conceded to that request which led to the August 30, 2017 meeting with the South-East Governors Forum at the Government House in Enugu, in the company of the very eminent Professor Ben Nwabueze and Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko. “In view of the concerted effort by the oppressive Nigerian state to shatter the peace and tranquillity of the South-East and the rest of Biafraland through military intimidation, it has become necessary for me to clarify why, regrettably, I may not be able to attend Friday’s meeting with the South-East governors as earlier agreed, for three main reasons. “We are currently busy attending to our dead and injured from this latest round of unprovoked military onslaught against innocent civilians in our own land. All the casualties so far were shot by men of the Nigerian Army deployed to my house and those stationed along motor ways leading into Umuahia, my home town. “I have been reliably informed also, that a detachment of this same soldiers responsible for the murder of innocent unarmed IPOB family members have now been stationed near Enugu to ambush and assassinate me on my way to the meeting with the governors, on Friday. “On that same Friday the September 15, 2017, the leadership of IPOB through the instrumentality of the Directorate of State, DOS, head-quartered in Germany, will be meeting to vote on the viability or otherwise of continuing our struggle in this non-violent manner. There is urgent need to begin the process of defending ourselves in the face of relentless murderous attacks from the Nigerian state. “It is impossible to engage in any meaningful conversation with the governors in the midst of so much bloodshed, abductions and military siege to our town and villages. Accordingly, we will not engage in any meeting with anybody until the atmosphere is conducive and peaceful enough to allow for such.” Abia govt extends curfew till tomorrow, to meet market leaders, others today Meanwhile, the state government has extended the curfew in Aba to Friday, following yesterday’s clash between soldiers and IPOB members, who were on their way to Umuahia. The clash left some of them injured. Hell was let loose when reports of the incident broke, leading to skirmishes with the Hausa community. Addressing the Hausa community at the Aba Central mosque, Aba, Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, who was represented by his deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, commended the efforts of the security agencies in maintaining law and order, noting that the city was calm and safe. “We have gone round Aba and found out that everywhere is calm. We commend the security agencies for their efforts. I plead with you to go back to your businesses without fear. I want to assure that the security agencies will continue to protect lives and property.“ He pledged the support of the state government for the protection of lives and property in the state and urged residents to return to their businesses. The deputy governor was accompanied by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade as well as the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division, Enugu, Major-General Adamu Baba Abubakar, who addressed the Hausa community. The Abia State Government has also summoned a meeting of market leaders and stakeholders over the tense security situation in the state, particularly in Umuahia and Aba. The meeting will hold today. Indeed, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu met with Abia monarchs on the issue, yesterday. South East Reps call for de-escalation of military operations Meanwhile, members of the House of Representatives from the South-East geo-political zone have called for de-escalation of military operation in the zone, saying that any military operation that frightens, maims or leads to loss of lives of citizens and property is unjustifiable. A statement by the Deputy Minority Leader and Leader South-East Caucus, House of Representatives,  Chukwuka Onyema, yesterday, called for caution in Abia State and the entire South-East zone. The legislators, however, expressed their support for the  Seven-man Committee raised by the South East Governors’Forum  to investigate the causes of the current conflict in Abia State. The statement reads in part: “While we appreciate the right to discharge core duties of the Nigeria Armed Forces as spelt out under Section 217 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), there is no gainsaying that internal military operations can only be conducted without doing violence to the constitutionally guaranteed fundamental human rights of citizens. “To conduct operations that frighten, maim or lead to loss of lives of citizens and property, are clearly unjustifiable and an offence to our democracy and the rule of law. “We therefore call for a de-escalation of “internal military operations” in Abia State and the South East as a whole, while urging our brothers and sisters at home to remain civil and law abiding. “We wish to express our support for the reported setting up of a Seven -man Committee by the South East Governors to investigate the causes of the current conflict in Abia State.” Soldiers assault Vanguard ‘s driver Meantime, less than 24 hours after the invasion of the offices of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Umuahia, soldiers assaulted a Vanguard Newspapers driver conveying the day’s edition to Aba. The driver, Onyeisi Odor, now receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital, said he got to Bata junction, Factory Road, at 6.45am when he met some soldiers numbering over 20 who ordered him out and started beating him with sticks. According to him, “I got to Bata junction at 6.45pm and met a group of about 20 soldiers. Two of them pointed guns at me while another one ordered me out of the vehicle and lie on the ground. They started beating me with huge sticks, asking me if I was not aware that the Governor of Abia State declared a curfew. As they were beating me, one of them came and asked me to stand up and drive the vehicle back to where I came from; that I should go and report to the governor because he was the one who declared curfew. The beating was too severe; they hit my knees and body, I only managed to drive the vehicle.” Odor stated that his explanation that he had to deliver the newspapers on time attracted further beating and threats to destroy the copies and vehicle. He added that other motorists suffered same fate as they were severely beaten up and ordered to reverse, adding that they were only allowed to pass at about 7. 20am. Soldiers who mounted a roadblock at Bata junction ordered residents to raise their hands before passing through the area. Those who failed to comply with the order were frog marched and beaten up. When contacted, Army Public Relations Officer, 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Major Oyegoke Gbadamasi, said he had no comment on the incident. Also, the Director, Army Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army which oversees Aba, Col. Sagir Musa declined comments on the flogging of Odor by soldiers, saying that he would not not comment on what he did not see or witness. On the maltreatment of other residents, Musa denied that soldiers either manhandled or tortured innocent citizens in the area. His words: “There is no truth in the allegation. We have been going round Aba town and environs and I am yet to see or receive any complaint where our troops harassed or molested anyone. “The soldiers are indeed conducting themselves, though under difficult situation, yet within acceptable standards anywhere in the world. “Our Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement to all the troops on the exercise are clear and are being obeyed by the troops. So you should please, disregard such claims.” ACF calls for caution Disturbed by the worsening situation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has called for calm as it commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for imposing a dusk to dawn curfew in the state. In a statement in Kaduna yesterday, the publicity secretary of ACF, Mohammed Ibrahim Biu said IPOB supporters and other agitators for whatever reason should pursue their cause within the confines of the law. The statement reads: “The attention of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has been drawn to the allegedly reported clashes between troops of the Nigerian Army while on Operation Python Dance11 and members of Indigenous   Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Aba, Abia State. ACF commends the prompt intervention of the Abia State Governor, Chief Okezie Ikpeazu,who has imposed a three day dusk to dawn curfew on Aba town in order to douse the tension and bring the situation under control. With the dusk to dawn curfew in place, the military and other security agencies should ensure that peace and harmony in the areas affected are not only restored but sustained. “ACF also commends the efforts of South East Governors Forum for setting up a Probe Committee to investigate the clash in order to unravel its remote causes and to proffer an enduring solution to such problems. Identified perpetrators of the crisis should be made to face the wrath of the law in order to serve as deterrent to others. In this regard, ACF urges the Governors of the South East and South South regions to take adequate and necessary steps to protect the lives and properties of the innocent and law abiding citizens living in their states. “ACF appeals to members of IPOB and other agitators for whatever cause to always pursue their concerns within the confines of the law and the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution. “Furthermore, ACF wishes to praise the military for their professionalism in handling the security challenges and calls on the Federal Government to be firm and resolute in bring such situations under control in favor of peaceful coexistence needed for meaningful socioeconomic development. We therefore appeal for calm and urge citizens to appreciate the need to live in peace and harmony”. Nnamdi Kanu plotting to overthrow Buhari, split Nigeria  –Arewa youths Meantime, Arewa youths, yesterday, accused Nnamdi Kanu and his group of plotting a violent overthrow of the government of Muhammadu Buhari and to weaken the North. Although the youths did not provide evidence, the allegations were contained in a statement signed by spokesman of the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, Mr. Abdul-Azeez Suleiman. The CNG noted the avalanche of turmoil occasioned by incessant violent agitations since President Buhari assumed power in 2015, alleging that they were aimed at making the country ungovernable and effecting a change of government by “whatever means and tactics.” The CNG also claimed that the attacks on Buhari and his government was part of a larger plot to cause an inter-regional crisis that could lead to general unrest. The CNG said: “The resurgence of separatist agitations, especially the violent brand by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its ilk in the South-East, represent a much wider conspiracy to divide Nigeria along ethnic and religious fault lines as well as achieve the balkanization of the North. “The current IPOB brand of agitation is a strategy employed to achieve the results that the coupists of the First Republic failed to realize, namely, increase the weight and relevance of the regions to the detriment and expense of the central government. “The agitations for separation and the cry for Biafra would become louder and the agitators, supported by their politicians, would become emboldened to act in more radical and violent manner thereby sparking retaliation in the North with subsequent attacks to be perpetrated against Northerners in the South-East. “In the event of such, the North would then be held up as the real culprit and the cause of the break-up of Nigeria,” CNG warned. But the group said it would not be provoked to retaliate against the antics of IPOB and its leader. Rather than join issues with IPOB, the coalition of youths plans to report the atrocities of the South East separatist group to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to take necessary steps to deal with the pro-separatists. Police Sergeant killed, houses, cars burnt in Rivers – Rivers CP The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Zaki, yesterday, said that a Police Sergeant, Mr. Steven Daniel, lost his life in the rampage by suspected IPOB members, in Oyibo area of the state. Disclosing that 32 youths have been arrested over the incident, Zaki averred that the suspects burnt a police patrol van, several other cars and a house. The youths had on Tuesday, attacked the Hausa community in Oyigbo, Oyibo Local Government Area of the state and allegedly killed two persons said to be northerners and set a property ablaze. The youths regrouped yesterday morning and launched attack on a police station in the area, killed Daniel and destroyed several valuables. Briefing journalists yesterday in Port Harcourt, the police boss said that the youths had laid siege to commuters on Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway and residents of the area, adding that the action lacked justification. Zaki said: “The Command was awakened to yet another sad incident today (Wednesday) at about 0010hrs, where the same dare-devil IPOB members regrouped and launched a surprise attack on the Mobile Policemen stationed at Oyigbo junction, killing a Police Sergeant identified as Sgt. Steven Daniel attached to 19 PMF. “They also injured two others and set a patrol vehicle ablaze as a result of which a Sterling SMG Riffle belonging to the deceased Sgt. was taken by the hoodlums. They were however repelled by the Police, where about 9 of them were arrested, bringing the total number of suspects arrested to 32. They are helping us in Investigation and will be due in Court as soon as our Investigation is concluded.” The CP explained that the IPOB members had attacked a police van returning from training school, and made away with one AK 47 rifle, stressing that the police van was vandalised. Zaki said: “At about 1400hrs yesterday (Tuesday) members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) without lawful authority blocked the entire Aba/Port Harcourt Express way and attacked some residents. He said, “The said group, who had no justification for their action also attacked a Police van from Training School, Nonwa, enroute Port Harcourt International Airport and burnt the Police van to ashes. The driver, Inspr Emaikwu Ochochi was badly injured and is now on admission. “They also carted away one AK-47 riffle with sixty rounds of live ammunition, and one Berretta pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition. At the end of their rampage, many vehicles were damaged and stores burnt. “The timely response of the Police restored normalcy and brought the situation under control as I made adequate deployment to arrest the situation. The mob was dispersed with minimum force, thereby restoring law and order, at the end of which 23 IPOB members were arrested.” However, the police chief confirmed that police have restored normalcy in the area. Calm returns to Oyigbo, no mosque razed The Army has insisted that its men did not provoke Tuesday crisis in Oyigbo local government area. Spokesman, 6 Division of the Nigerian army, Colonel Aminu Ilyasu said it was unfortunate that some media houses did not verify their reports before going to press. Colonel Ilyasu said it was extremely disturbing that some media houses also reported that a mosque in the area was razed down during the incident, stressing that the mosque was intact. He appealed to the media to double-check their information before rushing to press, noting that misleading reports could  further aggravate ugly situation like that of Tuesday. Chairman of the local government area, Mr. Sunday Chukwudi said peace had returned to the area, adding that law enforcement agents had moved in to guarantee safety of lives and properties. There was heavy presence of security men in the area. At some points pedestrians were seen raising their hands in surrendering positions as they walked passed the security men. Stop acts capable of causing tension, NHRC tells Army In a  similar vein, the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday expressed  concern over  alleged invasion of parts of South East and South South geopolitical zones of the country by the Nigerian Military. The Commission warned security agencies, particularly the Military, “to desist from acts capable of causing tension, public disturbance, fear and sense of insecurity”. It cautioned the Nigerian Army to respect their rules of engagement, saying instead of heightening the fear of insecurity, it should “rather ensure the respect of the fundamental rights of all citizens”. Acting Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Mrs. Oti Ovrawah, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, said the rights body was perturbed by media reports on allegations by IPOB and NUJ, Abia State chapter, that Nigerian Soldiers on Operation Python Dance II, attacked them, “amidst other claims of human rights violations”. The statement which was signed by head of media at the NHRC, Mrs. Fatima Mohammed, added: “Mrs. Ovrawah assures Nigerians that the Commission will collaborate with the Nigerian Police and other relevant authorities to ensure a timely and thorough investigation into the allegations with a view to ensuring that informed decisions are made and appropriate steps taken to have culprits punished and victims redressed in accordance with the law.” Goc 82 Div visits Aba, Umuahia, Isialangwa The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Adamu Baba Abubakar, has visited Aba, Umuahia, Isialangwa in Abia State to interface with stakeholders today 13th September 2017. The GOC, who was accompanied by the Commander 14 Brigade, Brigadier General AK Ibrahim, first port of call was the office of the Commissioner of Police, Abia State, Mr. O Oyebade and together they went around Aba town along with Abia State Deputy Governor, Ude Oko Chukwu. During the visit they interacted with members of various communities and enjoined them to live in peace, assuring them of their safety and urged them to remain calm and avoid anything that could disturb peace in the area. Okorocha, ABC Nwosu, Igwe, Uwazuruike, others speak Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha,  described the IPOB agitation for Biafra Republic  as a child’s play. Okorocha who spoke yesterday after leading a delegation of the forum on a sympathy visit to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, and victims of the recent Benue flood disaster in Benue state said no reasonable Igbo man was backing the agitation. “I have always said that IPOB is an agitation group but the captioning is bad when you talk of sovereignty within a sovereign nation and also talking of secession. Let me assure you that no Igbo person or man is in support of secession and people must see this as a childish act and we must stand up to address it before it becomes a national problem. “As for us leaders in that area, it will be insane for anyone to think that the IPOB leader will ask us to follow him to seek secession. If you are addressing IPOB you should be specific and not address it as if it’s an Igbo affair.’’

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IPOB: Many injured as troops attack Kanu’s home

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UMUAHIA — SCORES of youths were allegedly injured, yesterday, as gunmen suspected to be soldiers, who came in Hilux Pick-up vans, allegedly attacked the Umuahia country home of leader of  Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. One of the persons allegedly wounded by uniformed men at Leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’s home in Umuahia, yesterday. The IPOB claimed, last night, that five people were killed and about 30 others were injured in the attack.

However, videos of the clash showing clubs and stone-wielding youths, who clashed with the troop, indicated that scores were injured. One of the youths, who was shot on his right thigh was seen battling for life as his colleagues administered first aid. IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, told Vanguard that the attackers wore army and police uniforms and drove into the palace of the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu, who is the father of Nnamdi Kanu and started shooting people. He said in a statement: “We did not clash with anybody or group. The attackers wore Nigerian soldiers and Nigeria Police uniforms and came to kill our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in his compound at Afaraukwu, Umuahia and started shooting sporadically and killed five people and up to 30 other people had bullet wounds. After attacking our people, they drove off. They came in five Hilux vans.” Meanwhile one of the allegedly wounded IPOB members was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where doctors were battling to save his live. A doctor on duty at the emergency unit of the hospital said the IPOB member sustained gunshot injury at “the thigh region.” We neither attacked nor killed anyone — Army However, a statement signed by Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 14 Brigade Nigerian Army said: “The attention of 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, has been drawn to fictitious news going round especially on the social media that troops have invaded the home of Nnamdi Kanu and killed three persons. “This is far from the truth. Rather, it was a group of suspected IPOB militants that blocked the road against troops of 145 Battalion while on show of force along FMC-World Bank Road in Umuahia town, Abia State at about 6.00-6.30pm, today (yesterday). “They insisted that the military vehicles would not pass and started pelting the soldiers with stones and broken bottles to the point of injuring an innocent female passerby and a soldier, Corporal Kolawole Mathew. “The troops fired warning shots in the air and the hoodlums dispersed. No life was lost. “Therefore, the public are kindly enjoined to disregard the rumours going round and the fictitious photographs of purported victims of attack. “Both the soldier and the innocent female passerby have been evacuated to the unit’s Medical Inspection Room and are receiving treatment. “We would like to use this opportunity to warn mischief makers threatening the peace and security of the country through falsehood such as above. Members of the public are please requested to go about their lawful business and report any suspicious activity to the nearest police station or security.” Ohanaeze, ECA, MASSOB react Contacted on the issue, President-General of Ohanaeze, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, declined comments until after consulting with the Abia State Chairman of Ohanaeze and other Igbo leaders. Secretary of the Eastern Consultative Assembly, Evangelist Elliot Uko, wondered if the attack was a prelude to the Operation Python Dance 11 that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, has planned to carry out in the South-East. ‘’We (ECA) are warning that if the Army did not fish out the culprits who shot at the residence of Nnamdi Kanu, it will be setting a motion for uncontrollable crisis that will overwhelm the country. ‘’The idea of going to shoot at Nnamdi Kanu’s residence will only deepen the anger and bitterness in the land. This will be idiotic and counter-productive,’’ he said. Reacting to the development, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, said the attack was another attempt by the Chief of Army Staff to intimidate the people with an army of occupation. MASSOB leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, who frowned at the development, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff to order the withdrawal of soldiers from the South East without further delay or be prepared to face legal action for alleged violation of human rights. MASSOB said: ‘’President Buhari should understand that Nigeria as a signatory and member of United Nations and African Nation on human and people’s right which is enshrined in human and people rights charter, should stop violating peoples right in the name of giving security where there is no threat to security. “The operation python dance or Egwu-eke in Biafran land is act of frustration from Nigerian government and the Chief of Army Staff, who has failed to capture the Boko-Haram leader, Shekau on the stipulated date given to him. “General Tukur Buratai has never deemed it fit to launch operation ‘machiji or kunama meaning operation snake bite or scorpion sting respectively against the Hausa/Fulani herdsmen who went about killing people, raping women and young girls, setting people’s houses ablaze; instead, he is coming to Biafra land to launch unnecessary security operation that is needless due to no threat to security. “This All Progressives Congress, APC-led government is full of dictators and human right violators. We cannot run away from our fathers’ land, no amount of military and police deployment will deter us from pursuing our legitimate right for self determination which is Biafra actualization. “It is unfortunate that Chief of Army Staff and his troop have failed to restore peace in North East where Boko-Haram has been in control for many years now. ‘’Nigerian security agents have failed to arrest Alhaji Yerima Shetima of Arewa youths and the sponsors for the quit notice they issued to Ndigbo, yet they are busy hunting for those that are not hunting them or disturbing them in any way.” Police confirm clash The Abia police commissioner, Leye Oyebade, who confirmed the incident, said in a text message that: “I have just spoken to the C.O. [Commanding Officer]. He said a repaired Military armoured vehicle was used to patrol the Umuahia metropolis. I gathered that they were shooting sporadically, which led to the IPOB group wielding daggers, throwing broken bottles at them. “Unfortunately, a police man on guard duties going to work was macheted by the IPOB group, while a soldier and a civilian were equally injured. All are being treated in the Police Clinic for minor injuries sustained. Normalcy has since been restored.” The alleged invasion of Kanu’s home came barely two days after the Army announced a deployment of troops to the region on a special operation it called Operation Python Dance II. Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, who disclosed this, last Friday, at a press conference, hinted also that the exercise, codenamed Python Dance II, would be in five South Eastern states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo. According to the Army boss, who was represented on the occasion by the Chief of Training and Operations, Maj. Gen D.D Ahmadu, the exercise will be conducted in 82 Division area of responsibility of those five states and the exercise is scheduled to take place from September 15 to October 14, 2017. Buratai said the objective of the exercise was to effectively contain the reported cases of kidnapping and other vices prevalent in the South East every Yuletide season. “The need for troops to be exercised, refreshed and imbibe the requisite skills to cope with these emerging security challenges within the 82 Division area of responsibility in aid of civil authority necessitates this exercise, “he added. According to him, emphasis will be placed on raids, cordon and search operations, anti-kidnapping drills, road blocks, check points, patrols, humanitarian relief activities such as medical outreach and show of force to curb the rising threat to national security in the South Eastern part of the country.” “Exercise EGWU EKE II has become more expedient due to the mindless assassinations (even in religious places), attacks on security personnel and theft of weapons, kidnappings, armed banditry and violent agitations by secessionist groups, amongst other crimes that have recently bedevilled the region. “It is pertinent to mention that the security, safety and well-being of innocent and law-abiding citizens of the states mentioned above have been adequately factored into the planning of the exercise. Thus, the rights of individuals as enshrined in the constitution would be respected and safeguarded. “Additionally, EGWU EKE II is also conceptualized to transit into real time operations, thereby fulfilling both training and operational objectives of sharpening operational skills of personnel as well as providing an avenue to conduct operations against violent criminals and agitators when called upon. “As precursor to a peaceful ‘ember’ period and yuletide, provision has already been made for the smooth conduct of the exercise. EGWU EKE II will be unique with the establishment of Brigade Headquarters in each of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States. “It is noteworthy to mention that EGWU EKE II is set to be another epoch making activity that would make the nation proud of the Nigerian Army’s determination at sustaining its constitutional role of defending the territorial integrity of the nation as well as its commitment to aid the civil authority to bring about peace and security in the south eastern part of our dear country in particular, and the entire nation in general,” he said. He, therefore, advised members of the public, especially residents of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states not to panic as their safety and well-being was guaranteed at all times. A similar exercise was conducted  between November 27 and December 27, 2016.

22 common Things You’re Doing Wrong Without Realizing It

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1. You unload canned drinks into your fridge one at a time.

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Here’s the right way to do it: You can unload an entire case of soda or beer in just a few seconds by opening both sides of the box and pushing the cans through as you slip the box out.

2. You take aluminum foil out of the package and tear it off.

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Here’s the right way to do it: On almost every box of aluminum foil, there’s a perforated tab on either side. Punch those in to keep the roll in place in the box, and just take as much foil as you need with ease.

3. You break pieces off a Toblerone bar outward.

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Here’s the right way to do it: It’s way easier and neater to push the piece in toward the other pieces.

4. While cooking, you always put the cooking spoon beside or on the pot.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Most pots have a small hole on the handle. You can use it as a little holster for your spoon.

5. You put the hair clip into your hair with the corrugated side facing up.

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Here’s the right way to do it: The corrugated side should be facing the scalp, so that the hair clip can get a better grip on the hair.

6. You pour Tic Tacs from the package into your mouth, or into your hand.

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Here’s the right way to do it: On the underside of most little Tic Tac doors, there is a small indentation. With this, you can elegantly take out just one Tic Tac.

7. You eat your cupcake as it comes.

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Here’s the right way to do it: If you want to avoid a mess, tear the top half of the cupcake off, and stick the bottom bit of cake on top. Now you’ve got yourself a tidy little cupcake sandwich.

8. You always pluck the stem off of your strawberries with your fingers.

Here's the right way to do it: Use a straw or chopstick to poke up through the strawberry and totally remove the stem.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Use a straw or chopstick to poke up through the strawberry and totally remove the stem.

9. You hold your burger with one hand when you eat it.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Your thumbs and pinkies belong on the bottom of the burger. The rest of your fingers stay on top. This way, the toppings will never slip out again.

10. You cross out something with a straight line.

Here's the right way to do it: If you really don't want someone to be able to read what you've crossed out, write over mistakes with other words or scribbles. It makes your errors much harder to decipher.

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Here’s the right way to do it: If you really don’t want someone to be able to read what you’ve crossed out, write over mistakes with other words or scribbles. It makes your errors much harder to decipher.

11. You cut your bread from top to bottom.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Turn your bread upside down before you slice it. It gives you a larger and more even cutting surface.

12. You simply put your straw into the can.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Put the straw through tab on the can, and turn it so the straw is held in place. That way the carbonation won’t keep constantly lifting the straw out of the can.

13. You hold a piece of pizza straight.

Here's the right way to do it: Give the crust a bit of a pinch when you pick it up. The slice will stay horizontal and your toppings will stay put.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Give the crust a bit of a pinch when you pick it up. The slice will stay horizontal and your toppings will stay put.

14. You pour your Chinese takeout out of the containers it comes in before eating it.

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Here’s the right way to do it: if you unfold the takeout container, it becomes a little paper plate you can eat it off of.

15. You struggle to untie a plastic bag that you’ve tied to something.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Twist the free end of the loop and push it through the knot to untie it easily.

16. You pour your juice with the opening on the bottom.

Here's the right way to do it: If you pour your juice from the top, it's easier to control the flow and cut the flow off neatly and quickly.

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Here’s the right way to do it: If you pour your juice from the top, it’s easier to control the flow and cut the flow off neatly and quickly.

17. You put your roll on the wall with the free end on the inside.

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Here’s the right way to do it: The free end belongs on the outside of the roll. Look, the original patent from1891 even says that’s the right way to do it.

18. You throw your shopping bags into the shopping cart.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Look for little tabs on the cart, right behind the child seat. You can actually hang bags off of them to really optimize for space inside your cart as you’re wheeling it out to your car.

19. When you want a cool beverage quickly, you throw your drink in the freezer and hope for the best.

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Here’s the right way to do it: The fastest way to cool down a bottle is to wrap it in a wet paper towel and put it in the fridge (or freezer, if you’re really desperate).

20. When you reheat leftover pasta, you just throw it all in as one heaping pile of noodles.

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Here’s the right way to do it: When reheating, try spreading your pasta out into the shape of a doughnut. It’ll heat up much more evenly.

21. You try jamming your hand in the Pringles can, or pouring it out to get to your chips.

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Here’s the right way to do it: Fold up a piece of paper into a sleeve, and slip it into the can alongside the chips. Then tilt the can and pull the paper sleeve out to get at your chips much more cleanly.

22. You just take a wild guess at what side of the car your gas tank is on every time you pull into the gas station.

Here's the right way to do it: There's usually an indicator on the gas gauge that shows what side the gas cap is on. Take a look.

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Here’s the right way to do it: There’s usually an indicator on the gas gauge that shows what side the gas cap is on. Take a look.

Nigeria exits recession

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After suffering contraction for five consecutive quarters, the Nigerian economy is now officially on the rebound as the National Bureau of Statistics NBS in its second quarter Gross Domestic Product Q2 GDP report Tuesday announced Nigeria’s exit from recession

According to the report, the economy grew at 0.55 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms, in the second quarter Q2 of 2017, indicating the exit of the economy from recession. The 2017 second quarter growth rate of 0.55 per cent (year-on-year) was 2.04 per cent higher than the rate recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2016 (-1.49%) and higher by 1.46 per cent points from rate recorded in the preceding quarter, revised to –0.91% from –0.52% as a result of the reviewed crude output for March 2017. Real GDP growth for quarter on quarter was 3.23 per cent, while the aggregate GDP for the quarter stood at N26.9 million in nominal terms, compared to N23.5 million in Q2 2016, resulting in a nominal GDP growth of 14.60 per cent. The report showed that performances in four main economic activities viz; oil, agriculture, manufacturing and trade were responsible for leap-frogging the economy out of recession. Consequently, within the period under review, oil production is estimated to have averaged at 1.84 million barrels per day, 0.15 million barrels higher than the daily average production recorded in the first quarter of 2017 (June 2017 is estimated and may be revised). Oil production during the quarter was higher by 0.03 million barrels per day relative to the corresponding quarter in 2016, which recorded an output of 1.81mbpd. Furthermore, oil output for March 2017 has been revised and this affected average output for the first quarter 2017 from 1.83mbpd to 1.69mbpd. “The major driver of growth in the non-oil sector was the Agriculture Sector (Crop Production), finance and insurance, electricity, gas, steam, air conditioning supply and other services”, the report stated, adding that the non-oil sector grew by 0.45 per cent in real terms during the quarter. In real terms, the non-oil sector contributed 91.11 percent to the nation’s GDP, lower from share recorded in the second quarter of 2016 (91.21 percent) and in the first quarter of 2017 (91.47 percent).

12 shocking facts about Nigeria

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Some years ago, a brilliant lecturer of mine (now late) said something about Nigeria that I waved aside as an exaggerated expression of patriotism. He told my class then that he had travelled to many places in the world and had finally come to the conclusion that Nigeria is the most blessed nation on the planet. I knew Nigeria was blessed but I couldn’t understand how he could boldly claim that top position for Nigeria: yes we have oil, gas, landmass–in fact, abundant natural and human resources, but was that enough?

Fast-forward to September, 2011. By this time, my doubt had given rise to a burning desire to know the specific things that make us great as a nation–that make us the most blessed people on earth. I felt if I did find these specific facts, they would need to be shared with Nigerians and the world in spectacular ways. To achieve this aim, I discussed the idea with my friend, George Okewih, and our subsequent brainstorming led to the birth of The Green Heritage page on Facebook to promote our cultural and natural heritage to Nigerians and the world. It’s been eighteen months of rigorous research since, and now I am convinced that my late lecturer was right.

Here are some facts from our common heritage that should make you proud to be called a Nigerian:

1. Nigeria is home to seven percent (7%) of the total languages spoken on earth. Taraba state alone has more languages than 30 African countries. The importance of this fact is appreciated when one understands that language is the “soul of culture” (as Ngugi wa Thiongo famously said). It is language that births the proverbs, riddles, stories and other aspects of culture that give us identity. UNESCO puts forward that the world’s languages represents an extraordinary wealth of creativity. Linguistic diversity correlates with cultural diversity. This means Nigeria can look inwards and drive itself to become the greatest hub for cultural tourism on earth, and consequently empower its citizens tremendously in the process.

2. The Walls of Benin (800-1400AD), in present day Edo State, are the longest ancient earthworks in the world, and probably the largest man-made structure on earth. They enclose 6500 square kilometers of community lands that connected about 500 communities. At over 16000km long, it was thought to be twice the length of the Great Wall of China, until it was announced in 2012 (after five years of meticulous measurement by Chinese surveyors) that the Great Wall is about 21,000km long.

3. The Yoruba tribe has the highest rate of twin births in the world. Igbo-Ora, a little town in Oyo state, has been nicknamed Twin capital of the World because of its unusually high rate of twins that is put as high as 158 twins per 1000 births. In a video I watched last year on YouTube presented by Titi (a white lady who speaks Yoruba), and which was centred on twin births in Igbo-Ora, one of the locals boasted that every family in the town has at least one twin!

4. Sarki Muhammad Kanta The Great of Kebbi, was the only ruler who resisted control by Songhai, West Africa’s greatest empire at that time. He founded and ruled the Hausa city-state of Kebbi around 1600 A.D and built Surame its capital, a planned city which was almost impossible to penetrate during war. In fact UNESCO describes Surame as “one of the wonders of human history, creativity and ingenuity”, and probably the most massive stone-walled constructions in West Africa. He is listed in Robin Walker’s 50 Greatest Africans.

5. Africa’s oldest known boat is The Dufuna canoe which was discovered in Dufuna village, Yobe state, by a Fulani Herdsman in May 1987, while he dug a well. Various radio-carbon tests conducted in laboratories of reputable universities in Europe and America indicate that the canoe is over 8,000 years old, thus making it the oldest in Africa and 3rd oldest in the world. The discovery of the canoe has completely changed accepted theories of the history and sophistication of marine technology in Africa.

6. Sungbo’s Eredo, a 160 km rampart equipped with guard houses and moats, is reputed to be the largest single pre-colonial monument (or ancient fortification if you like) in Africa. It is located in present-day Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State and when it was built a millennium ago, it required more earth to be moved during construction than that used for building the Great Pyramid of Giza (one of the Seven Wonders of The Ancient World). The most astonishing thing is that Sungbo’s Eredo was the biggest city in the world (bigger than Rome and Cairo) during the Middle Ages when it was built!

7. Sarki Abdullah Burja of Kano (ruled 1438-1452 AD), the 18th ruler of Ancient Kano, created the first Golden Age in Northern Nigeria and ushered in a period of great prosperity. During his reign, Hausa became the biggest indigenous language spoken in Africa after Swahili. He is on the list of 50

Greatest Africans in Robin Walker’s wonderful book, “When We Ruled”.

8. The Jos Plateau Indigobird, a small reddish-brown bird, is found nowhere else on the planet but Plateau state, Nigeria.

9. The Anambra waxbill, a small bird of many beautiful colours, is found only in Southern Nigeria and nowhere else on earth.

10. The Niger Delta (which is the second largest delta on the planet), has the highest concentration of monotypic fish families in the world, and is

also home to sixty percent of Nigeria’s mangrove forests. You should know too that Nigeria’s mangrove forests are the largest in Africa and third largest on earth.

11. According to the World Resources Institute, Nigeria is home to 4,715 different types of plant species, and over 550 species of breeding birds and mammals, making it one of the most ecologically vibrant places of the planet.

12. Ile-Ife, in present day Osun State, was paved as early as 1000AD, with decorations that originated from Ancient America suggesting there might have been contact between the Yorubas and the Ancient Americans half a millenium before Columbus ‘discovered’ America.

Now, what if we tell you seventy-five other amazing facts about Nigeria that The Green Heritage has discovered over the past eighteen months? Would you not be thrilled to watch a movie that resurrects and projects, in stunning visuals, the historical, cultural and natural heritage of Nigeria? This is the idea behind the movie project titled, “The Green Heritage 3D: 87 Marvels From Nigeria”. And the ball has begun rolling. A teaser that demonstrates some of the advanced 3D modelling and animation that would be partly employed to recreate parts of our heritage and project it to the world, has been uploaded on our YouTube channel. With a talented team of young Nigerian writers, programmers, artists, architects and producers, all given visual life to a massive amount of research about and for Nigeria, you can rest assured that this might just be the most important movie of our generation, from Nigeria.

Samuel Okopi is the writer/director of The Green Heritage 3D: 87 Marvels

From Nigeria. He can be reached on 08066037453.

 

Watch the teaser on YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheGreenHeritage

 

“Please leave my family alone” Uche Jombo slams bloggers spreading fake news about her marriage

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Actress, Uche Jombo has taken to her Instagram page to debunk new rumours that she has divorced her Puerto Rican husband, Kenney Rodriguez. She called the rumours manufactured and said that she is just a woman who is trying to balance her work and family life across two continents. Meanwhile, her husband has quietly deleted his Instagram account.

Read what Uche Jombo wrote below.

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

Dear Nigerian Bloggers
If YOU are going make up stories about my life or marriage try FACTS.
Normally I will look at this stupid trending story on me today and look the other way but not TODAY!!! ENOUGH!!!!!! I find your need to create mirage tales of rancor where there are none in chase of a story/news outrageous.There’s no story here except a woman trying to balance her family life and work in 2 countries.
Please LEAVE my FAMILY out of your manufactured made up stories, there are more important stories, real issues in world people are worried about than little old me.
My only social media cover-up is pretending You “Zero journalistic ethics” people didn’t hurt me by your unfounded and non factual stories.

News flash: Marriages in the United States are public record.

How To Make N250,000 Every Month Online.

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In fact, I Will Prove It To You Right Here On This Page..

See What I Mean:

Most of the time I receive questions from people who want to make money online asking me:

“If I want to  Make Money Online in Nigeria, where do I start from, and what can I do to make money online?

Whenever someone ask me this question I always recommend Online Information Marketing because you can start making money within 24 hours after setting it up, and believe me I AM NOT EXAGGERATING. I have been into it for over 2 years now and I can confidently tell you what works and what does not work.

My name is Famous Iyeye Ayemere  

and I can boldly say I make more money than you make in a month, (I am not saying this to brag.)About 90% of the money I make comes from the online income system that I am about to show you.And you know what? I do not have a single employee to help me run this simple online business. The internet handles every part of the system for me.

Let Me Stop Here Because Of Time And Space, The Same Thing Goes On In My Naira Account And I Make Up To N250,000 Every Month.

I am sure you love what you just saw, the truth is that making money online in Nigeria is very real and YOU can also do it, what you need is the determination and decision to make money online, once you are determined then nothing will stop you from making it

I bought my car from this business idea am going to show you ..

now i guess you understand that with this business plan you can be a millionaire

This is not to brag and show off myself, but to prove to you that I make real money online and YOU CAN ALSO MAKE IT.

Are You Now Ready To Start Making N250,000 Every Month Through Information Marketing

If your answer is YES then I have good news for you.

The good news is that I was not born with the ability to make money online, I learnt it myself and if I can learn it, then you can also learn it and make money online.

My desire to help and assist many Nigerians like you that are passionate in making money online made me to spend restless days and sleepless nights in order to create a very detailed and powerful way to show you how you can equally start your own money making online information marketing.

And the result of my sleepless nights and restless days brought about what I want to give you right now.

I  just created a very Simple And Easy To Understand ebook where I explained everything about online information marketing and how you can also start within 24 hours and start making money immediately, no long story like paypal and other time wasting requirements.

Here Is What You Will Learn Inside This eBook:

1. What online information marketing is all about.

2. How to start making between N4,000 to N7,000 every day through online information marketing.

3. How to set up this online system within 24 hours and start making money immediately.

4. How to use your facebook account to double your daily income thereby making between N8,000to N14,000 every day.

5. How to avoid the same mistake 90% of people make online, knowing this mistake and avoiding it will save you a lot of time and speed up your profits online

In 2015 I made about 3 Million Naira from this online business and I hit my target of making 5 Million Naira by December 2016.

If you truly want to make REAL MONEY online then THIS EBOOK IS ALL YOU NEED to succeed in internet business, forget about what other fake gurus told you about online business in Nigeria, learn from someone that is successful and you will also be successful.

I will give you my 100% support on these  online businesses through phone calls and emails until you start making money, I will also add you to my secret facebook group where you will have the privilege of meeting other highly successful internet marketers, in this facebook group you will have a 24/7 support and assistance from me and other members, being a member of this facebook group is worth N10,000 but I will add you to this group FREE.ListenYou have seen a lot of details on this website on how to make money online in TWO WAYS (Information Marketing And Importation Business.) Now I have compiled the two e-books (Internet Business Manual And Importation Business Manual) together as a single e-book for you to easily access them and read them conveniently. The title of this Two In One e-book is “Two Income Manual“ Combining the online Information Marketing and this Importation Business, you will be able to make over N250,000 every month without sweating it out, you can do everything right from the comfort of your room.

Enough Mr. Famous, I am Interested In This Two Income Manual, How Much Can I Pay For It?

Considering how POWERFUL this Two Income Manual is, I can easily sell it for N30,000 and it will still be considered very cheap when you compare it to the weight of the benefits you will get in this e-book.

Let’s be honest with each other right now.

Do you know of any business or income plan that you can invest N30,000 into and be able to make up to N250,000 in the first month?

I doubt there is, so even if I charge N30,000 for this e-book, it is worth the price. But the truth is that some people’s monthly salary is not even up to N30,000 and I am committed to helping as many people as I can help.

That is why I am going to give you this Two Income Manual for just....

N20,000

N15,000

N10,000

N2,000 Promo Price..

I am sure N2,000 is less than what you spend on phone recharge credits in a week.

Now you have two choices. You can…

1. Invest N2,000 into yourself and use the secrets you learn from it to build an income system that can make up to N250,000 or more monthly for YOU! Or..

2. You can spend the N2,000 on phone recharge cards or junk food from Mr. Biggs and gain some weight while knowing deep down in your heart that you are growing older and you are not taking advantage of life-changing opportunities like this one.

The decision is yours, But if I was in your shoes, I know which option to take. In fact, I was actually once in your shoes.

Out of every 100 people who arrive on this page, about 10 of them will take up this chance to change their lives. You should be a part of this 10.

The Remaining 90 Will Give Excuses Like:

1. “I will do it later” (And they will be discouraged later.)

2. “I am afraid of being scammed online”

3. “I can’t pay N2,000 for an e-book” (Even though they can spend it on drinking beer or recharge cards.)

Those are the excuses that unserious people will always give whenever they don’t want to take responsibility.Don’t be a part of these people.

Let me conclude this message with an advice from Brian Tracy.Brian

My Money Back Guarantee

I am very confident that you will make a lot of money when you start this importation business, but if you buy this ebook and after 60 days you are not able to make money with what you learn inside, just give me a call on 08167021464 and I will refund your money with a deep and sincere apology for wasting your time. Your investment is safe and secured, you have nothing to lose.

Now This Is How To Make Payment For This eBook And Take Advantage Of This One Time Offer Before The Price Rises To N10,000.

STEP 1: Make a bank payment, ATM Transfer or online transfer of N2,000 into the bank below:

Name Of Bank: GTBank.
Account Name: FAMOUS IYEYE AYEMERE.
Account Number: 0125510397.

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Name Of Bank: FIRST BANK.
Account Name: FAMOUS IYEYE AYEMERE.
Account Number: 3107291432.

STEP 2:After payment, send me a text message with the following details:
1. “Two  Income Manual”

2. Name Of Depositor,

3. Your Email Address,

4. Bank You Paid Into.

Send All the details above to 08167021464

(Please Do Not Flash.)

Once you send these details, I will send you the eBook to download Immediately I confirm your payment. The eBook will be sent to your email within 2 hours or less.

Note: You can download the eBook with your smart phone (Android, Blackberry, I pad, I phone etc) or laptop then you can read anytime and anywhere.Don’t Miss This Opportunity Because You Will Never See It Again.

The Question Is This:

Will You Allow Just N2,000 Stop You From Taking An Action That Will Change Your Life For Good?.

It has been discovered that the major reason why a lot of people are still poor is the Fear Of Failure, do not allow fear to stop you from taking a step towards success, poor people keep saying “what if I try and it does not work? but the question should be “what if you try and it works? Not taking a risk in life is a risk itself.

Think About It: Even if you are only able to add an extra
N150,000 to your monthly income, that is more than what most bankers make.

Here Is A Summary Of What I explained On This Page Again:

I just created a Step By Step eBook that will guide you on how YOU CAN start making over N250,000 every month through online businesses, the eBook will reveal to you how you can start online information marketing within 24 hours and start making money immediately, it will also guide you on how you can start a very profitable importation business that can earn you an extra N150k profit every month.

When you order for this eBook, I will send it to your email within 2 hours. The price of this Two Income Manual is just N2,000 only for today.


P.S: If you are seeing a price of N2,000 that means you are very lucky, I am telling you that if you come back here tomorrow the price might  be N10,000.

I Look Forward To See You Making The Right Choice.

May God Help Us All.

Your Friend.

Famous Iyeye.

Phone : 08167021464

(Please Do Not Flash.)

Call/SMS From 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Mondays To Fridays.

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