Wednesday, 26 September 2018
OluwaBurna as promised his fans a brand new sound and vibe that will tease them, since then they have been on the lookout for his long-awaited single. Finally, Burna Boy moves on from his last album “Outside” which was a huge success by releasing his dope jam ‘Gbona‘.
No fewer than 18 people died in an early morning road crash in Awo community in Irepodun/Ifelodun LGA of Ekiti State.
The Toyota Hiace bus, said to have been conveying the passengers from Lagos to Abuja, had had a head-on collision with a trailer on Awo – Igede road on Wednesday morning.
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Saturday, 22 September 2018
Two Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials were humiliated publicly and beaten by a mob after allegedly causing a ghastly motor accident in Anambra state.
It was alleged by the crowd that the road safety officials who mounted a checkpoint in the area, were fond of collecting bribes from motorists and were reportedly chasing a passenger bus before the accident occurred after colliding with another vehicle.
Cadet claimed to be an INEC official was arrested at Ife South LG, Ward 2 Unit 4 during the tour of Commissioner of Police in charge of Ile-Ife Area Command Iliyasu Hammed to the Polling Unit.
The state-run IRNA news agency reported that the wounded included a woman and a child but did not elaborate.
Earlier reports described the assailants as "Takfiri," a term previously used to describe the Islamic State group.
The semi-official Fars news agency, which is close to the elite Revolutionary Guard, said two gunmen on a motorcycle wearing khaki uniforms carried out the attack.
State television showed images of the immediate aftermath. In it, paramedics could be seen helping someone in military fatigues laying on the ground. Other armed security personnel shouted at each other in front of what appeared to be a viewing stand for the parade.
The semi-official ISNA news agency published photographs of the attack's aftermath, with bloodied troops in dress uniforms helping each other walk away. The attack struck on Ahvaz's Quds, or Jerusalem, Boulevard.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Saturday's attack comes after a coordinated June 7, 2017 Islamic State group assault on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran. At that point it marked the only attack by the Sunni extremists inside of Shiite Iran, which has been deeply involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria, where the militants once held vast territory.
At least 18 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the 2017 operation that saw gunmen carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives storm the parliament complex where a legislative session had been in progress, starting an hours-long siege.
Meanwhile, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini's mausoleum on Tehran's southern outskirts. Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran's first supreme leader until his death in 1989.
The assault shocked Tehran, which largely has avoided militant attacks in the decades after the tumult surrounding the Islamic Revolution.
Ahvaz is the capital of Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan province, which in the past has seen Arab separatists attack oil pipelines.
Friday, 21 September 2018
The world widest bean cake that was prepared by a group of aged women during the famous Chegba Festival, is measured 18.5 inches in diameter and 59 inches in circumference.
The showcasing of the world widest bean cake was witnessed by the mammoth crowd from Ipe and other Akoko neighbouring communities and beyond including journalists.
Chegba festival held at St. Michael‘s Primary School playground, Ipe Akoko, attracted other events such as Uge -virgin- dance, Opara Troupe cultural display, Kally- the Reggae Father and a live performance by a traditional musician Oba Aro.
The festival started about seven hundred years ago when Ipe Akoko Community was founded to celebrate mothers with first safe delivery and bean cake will be prepared to feed such nursing mothers in the town.
Five different bean cakes were prepared by the women during this year’s festival but the one with 18.5 inches in diameter and 59 inches in circumference emerged the world widest bean cake ever as records show that no place in the world such wide single beans cake has ever been made.
Tracing the history of the Chegba Festival, the traditional ruler of the town, the Olupe of Ipe-Akoko, Oba Francis Apata-Arogunbola (ll) explained that the festival was meant to celebrate mothers who bear their firstborn without a problem.
The monarch said, “this is the only town where the world widest bean cake can be found; Ipe Akoko is unique for this, we are happy that our town is making global history”.
Oba Apata-Arogunbola who said Chegba festival was very important for the socio-economic revolution of the community, appealed to Ondo state and federal government’s relevant agencies to enlist the event for world recognition by UNESCO.
Olupe noted that “we appealed to government and corporate organizations to come in and start sponsoring our Chegba festival. This can attract global tourists, we are working gradually to make it more memorable in the future”.
“We appreciate our son, the convener of the festival this year make it distinguished from the past celebration, we thank him for showcasing our rich culture to the outside world. I pray God to grant him more wisdom to promote our town”.
Also speaking with newsmen on the unveiling of the world widest Beans Cake, the convener of 2018 Chegba Fest and Ras innovator, Balogun Adeniyi Ayodele described the event as a mission accomplished.
Balogun Ayodele who is also a Peace Ambassador said efforts were being made to ensure the annual festival attract global tourists as from next edition.
“We want the government to help our community in the sponsorship of Chegba festival like is doing for Osun Osogbo festival, Agungun festival in Kebbi state. We have been fulfilled with the successes recorded in achieving the world widest bean cake”.
An eighty-year-old woman who is one of those who prepared the world widest bean cake, Mrs Victoria Adeola said it was compulsory for all nursing mothers having their first child to participate in the Chegba festival.
It is the hope Ipe-Akoko people and indeed Ondo state that the world widest beans cake made in the town will be recognized and published in the World Guinness Book of record by concerned authorities.
Kovacic joined on loan from Real Madrid last month and might have wondered whether he would play with Hazard at all, with the Belgian constantly linked with a move in the other direction as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Hazard stayed at Stamford Bridge and - after returning late to action following the World Cup - has already hit top form by scoring a hat-trick against Cardiff on Saturday.
When asked just how good his new team-mate is, Kovacic said: "Really good. I didn't know he's so good."
"Obviously I knew that he is a great player," the Croatian added. "But now, when I see him playing with us every day, every week, he is just incredible.
"For me, in this moment, one of the three best players in the world.
"I am enjoying with him, with other players, because the team is really amazing, talented, and I think we can do great things this season."
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
An accident involving two commercial buses and a trailer occurred this morning along the Mile2 expressway. Eyewitness report says about 4 people died in the accident. Sad!