Ban On Burials In Benin Still In Force- BTC

The Benin Traditional Council (BTC), yesterday, re-affirmed the earlier ban placed on burial ceremonies during the coronation activities of the new Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare 11.

“The attention of the Benin Traditional Council has been drawn to an unauthorised press release issued by the Coronation planning Committee as it relates to burial ceremonies within the period of the coronation activities.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Benin Traditional Council hereby use this medium to inform the general public that the post coronation ceremonies of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare 11, Oba of Benin, is still on-going till December ending (31st December, 2016) with Ekasa Dance, except the Oba directs it should end earlier.

“Consequently, prohibition of funeral activities is still in place, during the period of Ekasa performance. This information supersedes the earlier press statement made by the coronation planning committee.

“The general public should please take note and comply strictly with the prohibition order,” BTC said in a statement signed by its Secretary, Frank Irabor.


All About DEACON DMX’s Epic Prayer & Why People Are Still In Amazement

Prolific rapper and founder of the Ruff Riders crew, DMX, surprised the whole world with an amazing epic prayer which he said at the Bad Boy reunion in Chicago.

Back stage before the concert, P Diddy asked DMX to lead them in a prayer session and DMX wowed everybody. Celebrities have continued reposting the video and saying Amen to his already said prayer.

However, most people are unaware of the fact that DMX is a Christian and has stated he reads the Bible every day. While in prison, DMX stated that he had a purpose for being there: “I came here to meet somebody…Don’t know who it was, but I’ll know when I see him. And I came here to give him a message. And that message is Jesus loves them.” DMX is currently a transitional deacon in the Christian Church and aspires to become ordained as a pastor, stating that he received this call in 2012. DMX is also the father of fifteen children.

In case you missed the prayer, watch video below:

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He Fell For Her When They Were 9, 84 Years Later, They’re Still In Love

When Thomas Howard was just a little boy, he and his family moved four doors away from the love of his life. According to Thomas, he knew when he first laid eyes on Irene that she was the one he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.

”I was only about 9 then and when I first saw Irene I thought, ‘what a lovely girl, she’s going to be my girl, this one’ and my fondness for her grew since then,” Thomas said.

It wasn’t long before Thomas and Irene became more than friends. As young teens, they would spend their time walking in parks together and sit in the back row of the movie theater holding hands. Even though Thomas was good friends with her brother, Frank, he says that Irene always came first.

“I would regularly go ’round to Irene’s house to call for Frank so we could go out to play but Irene’s mother got fed up with me turning up day after day,” he remembered. “In the end she joked ‘It’s not our Frank you want, it’s Irene,’ and she was right.”

Because he was so smitten with Irene, Thomas put his friendships on the line for her on more than one occasion.

“I nearly fell out with a friend over Irene but I liked the opposition. The other lad said that Irene was going to be his girl, but I said, ‘no she isn’t, she’s my girl,'” said Thomas. “Even though we both loved the same girl, we were still good pals.”

By 1931, Thomas and Irene were spending every waking moment together. But in 1941, the two were forced apart for some time after 19-year-old Thomas was called to care for troops on the frontline in World War II.

Thomas returned home safely and the happy couple were reunited. They soon moved in together and wed in May of 1945. This year, the couple celebrated their 70th anniversary.

“Throughout our lives together, we have only shown each other respect and good manners, and I think of lot of youngsters could learn a lot from that,” the 93-year-old shared.

He says that, above anything else, these two things are what have kept them together through thick and thin.

”When I was a lad, I was always taught to respect women, and if you saw a female in the street or one of your teachers, you automatically tipped your hat to them, otherwise you would be in trouble,” Thomas recalled. “I’ve always respected Irene — she’s been my lifeline. I may have been wrong on certain issues and so has she, but we always make up by the end of the day.”

Aside from respect and good manners, Thomas says that his undying love for his 93-year-old wife is something about his relationship that he has and always will cherish.

“We’re still in love all these years on. I still have her now and I’m proud of her,” Thomas added. “If I was fortunate enough to do it all again, I’d marry the same girl every time.”

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We Still Await Committee On Chibok Girls’ Abduction- Community

Indigenes of Chibok community under the aegis of  Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari  to fulfil his promise of  setting up a committee that will investigate the abduction of the Chibok school girls on April 14, 2014.

While briefing the press, the chairman of the association, Tsambido Hosea-Abana stated that during the community’s visit to the president, on July 8, 2015, he had promised to set up a committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the girls adding that the committee was yet to be set up for over a year after.

Hosea-Abana added that the investigative committee will help to avoid a repeat of such ugly occurrences in the community or anywhere else in the country and to resolve once and for all the unanswered questions surrounding the abduction.

“On January 14, 2016, the Chibok Community along with the parents, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group and others paid visit to Mr. President to re-engage with him after the first meeting of July 8, 2015.

“We were elated by promises he made to us.  One of these is that an investigation committee was to be set up to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the girls.

“We the affected community felt and believed that this will finally create the opportunity to unravel the mystery surrounding the abduction for two main reasons;  to avoid a repeat of such ugly occurrences in the community or elsewhere; and to resolve once and for all the unanswered questions surrounding the abduction.

“We are still awaiting the constitution of the committee and we assure the Presidency that we shall render all assistance and cooperation the committee needs from us towards achieving its objectives,” it said.

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4 Signs You Are Still Not Over Your Ex

. Almost everything reminds you of your ex

If you’re constantly triggered by reminders of your partner, this is an indication you haven’t moved on. Every little reminder should not reduce you to tears and fill you with longing. One way to remedy this dilemma is to do a little house cleaning.

Relationship expert Eddie Corbano said,

I always recommend cleaning up your house and getting rid of everything that reminds you of your ex. Nothing should remind you about the past at home. And remember what is most important: do not torture yourself with unnecessary memories! There is this curious affinity to suffering. Something forces us to rethink, to evaluate, and to relive the moments of the break-up again and again, as if we will gain something very important from it. In fact, the exact opposite is the case: we suffer and move deeper and deeper into the vicious circle of negative emotions.

2. You’re constantly checking his or her social media pages

A little curiosity about what your ex is up to is normal, but checking the person’s every move on social media is unhealthy. This behavior will only serve to slow down the healing process and feed your urge to obsess about the relationship. Take a break from all social media if you have to. Turn off all message alerts, and if you’re still tempted to check your news feeds, keep yourself busy with a good book or just spend time with a group of supportive friends. Better yet, remove your ex from your social media network. A study that appeared in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking further proves that cyber stalking (particularly on Facebook) can be a stumbling block.

According to lead researcher Tara C. Marshall,

Facebook surveillance was associated with greater current distress over the breakup, more negative feelings, sexual desire, and longing for the ex-partner, and lower personal growth. Participants who remained Facebook friends with the ex-partner, relative to those who did not remain Facebook friends, reported less negative feelings, sexual desire, and longing for the former partner, but lower personal growth … Overall, these findings suggest that exposure to an ex-partner through Facebook may obstruct the process of healing and moving on from a past relationship.

 3. You’re hoping to get back together

If it’s been months or years, and you’re still hoping for a reunion, it’s time to accept that it most likely won’t happen. Holding on to false hope may keep you from meeting someone who may be a better fit for you. So stop hoping, wishing, and praying, and just come to terms with your new reality. Take some time to be alone and rebuild your self-esteem.

“You can’t depend on somebody to ‘complete you.’ Jerry Maguire was full of [it] in that sense. You have to complete yourself, through building self-love, confidence, and developing your own unique awesomeness,” said Matt Shumate in From Broken Up to Bro 2.0: The Definitive Guide to Getting Over Your Ex and Leading a Life of Epic Awesomeness.

4. You’re reluctant to start dating again

If you’re not ready to jump back into the dating pool because you’re still hoping to get back with your ex, you’re definitely not over the relationship. Get back out there and meet new people. You can start out slowly by just meeting for coffee or lunch.

“Now it is time to move on. That doesn’t necessarily mean forgetting that person. It just means moving on to what’s next, and it seems best to choose to do so in a powerful way … Your life is now about you. For whatever reason you are not together anymore. This is now your life to live. It’s no longer about the other person and it’s not about what your family or friends think. It’s about you living happy, healed, and fulfilled.”

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Investigators Still Unsure Of Cause Of Bristow Chopper Crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said on Monday that it was yet to determine the cause of the crash of the Bristow Helicopters S-76 chopper, which went down into the Lagos Lagoon on August 12.

Six persons, including the pilot and the co-pilot, were killed after the helicopter, which was enroute Lagos from Akure, crashed into the Oworonshoki area of the lagoon.

Felix Abali, AIB’s Commissioner, while presenting the bureau’s preliminary report on the incident, said that preliminary findings revealed that the pushrod assembly of the chopper “became disjointed and could not hold together”.

The failure of the pushrod assembly can result in a loss of main rotor or tail rotor flight control and consequent loss of control of the helicopter.

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Kim Davis Resumes Work, Still Refuses To Authorize Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been released from jail and has returned to work, but she wants her name and title removed from all marriage licenses. 

“Effective immediately, and until an accommodation is provided, by those with the authority to provide it, any marriage license issued by my office will not be issued or authorized by me,” Davis told a crowd gathered at the Rowan County Judicial Center on Monday.

“I love my deputy clerks and I hate that they have been caught in the middle. If any of them feels that they must issue an unauthorized license to avoid being thrown in jail, I understand their tough choice and I will take no action against them,” Davis said. “Any unauthorized license that they issue will not have my name, my title or my authority on it. Instead, the license will state that they are issued pursuant to a federal court order.” 


Why I’m Still Single- Justin Bieber

The 21-year-old “What Do You Mean?” singer opened up about his current single status in an interview with Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O on Monday, and revealed that he’s been scarred from a previous relationship.

“I haven’t been in a relationship for a while now,” Justin said. “I’m chilling, just hanging out, being by myself, but the thing is I’m a relationship type of guy. I love to be in love, and I love cuddling. I love all that stuff, but I got my heart broken so I’m just trying to let that heal up.”

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This Couple Are Still Eating Their Wedding Cake, 60 Years Later

Ann and Ken Fredericks  recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and along with it, a slice of their wedding cake. ?

Ann’s mother baked them the “dark fruit cake” back in 1955, and a tier of it has remained edible ever since.

It’s been wrapped and stored in a coffee can in a closet in the Fredericks’s kitchen, not even in the freezer, though it now requires being doused in brandy just to moisten it up a little, pre-tasting these days.


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“I Am Still In Charge”, Shekau Denies Dumping Boko Haram

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram denied he had been killed or ousted as chief of the jihadist group in an audio recording released Sunday attributed to him by security experts.

In the eight-minute Hausa-language message, Abubakar Shekau rebuffed claims by Chadian leader Idriss Deby that he had been replaced and called the president a “hypocrite” and a “tyrant”.

“It is indeed all over the global media of infidels that I am dead or that I am sick and incapacitated and have lost influence in the affairs of religion,” he said in the recording released on social media.

“It should be understood that this is false. This is indeed a lie. If it were true, my voice wouldn’t have been heard, now that I am speaking.”

Deby declared on August 12 that efforts to combat neighbouring Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadists had succeeded in “decapitating” the group and would be wrapped up “by the end of the year”.

Deby told reporters in the capital N’Djamena Boko Haram was no longer led by the fearsome Shekau and that his successor, whom he named as Mahamat Daoud, was open to talks.

“Gratitude be to Allah and with his help, I have not disappeared. I am still alive and I am not dead. And I will not die until my time appointed by Allah is up,” Shekau said in the message.

The SITE Intelligence Group verified the authenticity of the message, and an AFP correspondent with extensive experience of reporting Boko Haram said it exactly resembled Shekau’s voice in previous recordings.