Archive for January, 2014

The longest fingernails on a pair of male hands belonged to Melvin Boothe in the United States Of America.

Boothe’s nails had a combined length of 9.85 m (32 ft 3.8 in), when measured in Troy, Michigan, USA on 30 May 2009.
Unfortunately, Melvin passed away in December 2009.

His nail measurements were: Right Hand: Thumb: 39 3/8 = 100 cm, Index: 37 1/4 = 94.6 cm, Middle: 39 1/2 = 100.3 cm, Ring: 40 1/8 = 101.9 cm, Little finger: 34 5/8 = 88 cm. Left Hand: Thumb: 45 = 114.3 cm, Index: 38 1/8 = 96.8 cm, Middle: 38 = 96.5 cm, Ring: 38 1/4 = 97.2 cm, Little finger: 37 7/8 = 96.2 cm
He is pictured below along side Lee Redmond, the woman who bags the award for longest fingernails on a woman.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced February 14 2015 as the date for Nigeria’s presidential election as well as those for the members of the National Assembly.

Governorship and State House of Assembly elections are scheduled for February 28, 2015.

This was contained in statement released last night & signed by the Commission’s secretary, Augusta Ogakwu. The commission also announced that the Ekiti State governorship election will hold on June 21, 2014 while that of Osun State will hold on August 9, 2014.

Since the inception of democratic government in Nigeria, Presidential and Governorship elections usually hold in April which would then be followed by the inauguration of the winners on  May 29th which is Democracy Day.

 

 

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The State Security Service, SSS, has finally secured a warrant of arrest for the Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Nasir El-Rufai, and has now launched a manhunt for him, the spokesperson for the agency has said.

This is even as armed operatives of the Service again stormed a second house in Abuja believed to belong to the former minister in their desperate bid to arrest him.

They had earlier in the afternoon invaded his first house in the Maitama District of the nation’s capital, but could not find him as he had reportedly gone to pick his children from school. They were said to have tried to force their way in to arrest the former minister.

In the latest siege on another property, also in the Maitama District, the operatives were said to have beaten up some private guards for refusing them entry.

The spokesperson of the SSS, Marylyn Ogar, confirmed that the operatives visited Mr. El-Rufai’s second house to arrest him, but denied that anyone was beaten.

“I hate cheap blackmail,” Ms. Ogar told Premium Times on telephone. “We went to the first place, nobody was beaten up. How will we go to the second place and beat people up?”

She explained that the SSS got an arrest warrant demanded by Mr. El-Rufai, but could not find him to personally serve him the document.
“We extended a friendly invitation to him,” the SSS spokesperson said. “He was invited honourably to come and make some explanations about the comments attributed to him.
“He said he wanted an arrest warrant. We have now obtained that from a competent court and we are wondering why he is running.
“We want to serve it on him. Or is there any Nigerian that is above the law?
“The president has said his ambition is not worth any Nigerian’s blood. So why will anyone else be making provocative statements?”

The manhunt for the former minister followed his refusal to honour an invitation from the SSS on Thursday.

He cited his pending suit against the Service over his detention in a hotel in Awka during the Anambra State Governorship last November 16 as the reason for refusing to honour the invitation.
Mr. El-Rufai also insisted on seeing a warrant of arrest before he could go to the SSS office.
The invitation of the APC chief was in connection with his remarks at a conference in Abuja on Wednesday that there might be violence if the 2015 general elections were not credible.

Meanwhile, Mr. El-Rufai, in statement by his media advisor, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Friday, confirmed that armed SSS officials stormed his home in Abuja following his rejection of the attempt by the organization to compel him to report at their office without a valid warrant.

The statement said the former minister had on Thursday firmly told the Director General of SSS that he would be exercising his right not to go to the SSS offices except a warrant mandates him and offered to meet the SSS officials in his home or office.

“The armed invasion of his house is a clear indication that the SSS imagines itself as an agency immune from respecting fundamental rights, behaviour akin to a gathering of toughs before whom every citizen must quake,” the statement said.

“The SSS agents did not produce any warrant to back their invasion of his premises.
“The assault on El-Rufai’s house continues a sorry tradition of serial violation of his rights by the SSS which has arrested him at airports and hotels.

“The most recent was the action of the SSS in violating his right to freedom of movement in Awka during the Anambra elections. Without any just cause or formal charge, the Directorate of State Security Services (SSS) had unlawfully detained El Rufai, the Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the premises of Finotel Hotel, Akwa, Anambra State, from the 15th day of November, 2013 to the 16th day of November, 2013.”

The statement said during the period, Mr. El-Rufai was not only restricted to the hotel, he was denied access to his congregational prayer as a devout Muslim, and kept incommunicado without access to anyone and or the press.

It stated that in order to remedy the flagrant violation of his fundamental rights as enshrined in sections 35, 39, 40 and 41 of the Constitution, the former minister sued the SSS, seeking eight reliefs, including an injunction to restrain the SSS from further infringing on his fundamental rights.

Source: Premium Times

 

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Chika ike most having been doing good for her to get this award of discipline , with her story so far she deserved the award, congrats to her…

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Guaranty Trust Bank has thrown its weight behind one of Nigeria’s biggest comedians Basketmouth by sponsoring his comedy tour with a whooping N30million. The show which is to hold on the 14th, 15th & 16th of February in Manchester, Birmingham and London respectively is almost sold out. The tour kicks off from Port Harcourt on the 9th of February and will hit Johannesburg on the 28th of Feb. It will end later in the year in Lagos on the 4th of May 2014.

 

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Kwesi More, a 49-year-old accountant of St. Pauls Senior High School in the Eastern region has been remanded in prison custody by the Cape Coast Circuit Court for allegedly stabbing his daughter to death.

According to the prosecutor, Police Inspector Charles Anku, the victim identified as Ama Aidoo had paid a visit to her father at his residence in Saltpond to discuss family issues concerning a land he had sold to a co-worker. An argument ensued between father and daughter.

Kwesi was said to have brought a knife, threatening her to leave or he’d stab her but she refused to leave, insisting that the issue must be resolved. This resulted in a struggle between them and Ama got stabbed in the stomach.

Ama was rushed to the Saltpond District hospital but she died on arrival.
Kwesi was arrested after a complaint was lodged with the police.
Kwesi however pleaded not guilty and will reappear before court on February 5

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Billboard Magazine dubs Jay Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple in music…

From Billboard

Who in the music industry did so better in the last year than this power couple?

Leveraging their star power to release new albums in unprecedented ways—Jay Z through Samsung and Beyoncé through iTunes—they instantly changed how the industry and fans thought about interacting with music. He gave his album away; she charged a premium price for hers. But they both used the element of surprise to restore the excitement that used to accompany a new release, before that impact was dulled by the endless thunder of carefully plotted promotion.

In short, they proved that content truly is king. Or, in this case, king and queen.

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 Clear your calendars and get ready for Balloon Decorations Training with the renowned, award-winning, UK-based certified Balloon Artist & Decorator, Tope Abulude in conjunction with Olayemi Oyewo of H-Cube Events Management and supported by Qualatex International.

Coming to your door-steps in Abuja & Lagos, Nigeria, all the way from the UK. Venue: National Centre for Women Development, Tafawa Balewa Way, Garki, Abuja.

1st Session (Fundamental Stage): 17th February 2014. Time: 9 – 5pm (Lunch provided). Course Fee: =N=20,000.

2nd Session (Advance Stage (Dinner + Networking Session)) – 18th February 2014

Time: 9 – 5pm
Course Fee: =N=30,000

Venue: The Jobmag Centre
254 Herbert Macaulay Way, Alagomeji Bus-Stop, Yaba, Lagos

1st Session (Fundamental Stage): 20th February 2014
Time: 9 – 5pm (Lunch provided)
Course Fee: =N=20,000

2nd Session (Advance Stage (Dinner + Networking Session)) – 21st February 2014
Time: 9 – 5pm
Course Fee: =N=30,000

Please pay applicable fees into our Sterling Bank Plc and Mainstream Bank Plc with accounts details below:

Sterling Bank: Account Name: Hcube Int’l Services Ltd
                     Account Number: 0024140505
Mainstream Bank: Account Name: Hcube Int’l Services Ltd
                           Account Number: 6510202926
Applicable Discounts:
– 10% Discount on main applicants attending with 1 or 2 partners
– 25% Discount on main applicants attending with 5 or more partners
– 5% Discount for Referrals

Register at www.hcube-events.com

Find us on FB: H-Cube Events Management
Twitter: @hcubeevents
Contact Numbers: London – +447466533711
                             Nigeria – 08037374317 (Tobi) or 08054656256 (Yemi)
 Address:              No. 29 Ogudu Road, Ojota, Lagos
There will be range of Qualatex products to be sold at discounted prices at the venue. Various party stores across Abuja and Lagos will have Qualatex products for sale after the training program.
Benefits of the training:

o   Learning from world famous, award-winning, Qualatex/CBA Certified – Tope Abulude
o   Complete Course Package with Hand-outs and Manuals
o   100% Hands-on Practical Training
o   Mentorship/Coaching post-Training by H-Cube Events and other facilitators to provide needed support
o   Learn how to achieve floating or suspending balloons without helium
o   Certificate of Attendance
o   Access to high quality and affordable Qualatex balloons and accessories at various locations across Nigeria
o   Fundamental Stage: Centre Pieces, Arches, Columns, Balloon Arrangement, Balloon Flowers, Balloon Topiaries etc.
o   Advanced Stage: Special techniques in Modelling Balloons, Creative designs and sculpturing, Introduction to new Quick Link designs etc.
o   100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
 
 All participants will receive Qualatex brochures for free!
All party decorators wishing to sell Qualatex products can email H-CEM team at hcubeglobal@gmail.com, info@hcube-events.com or call +447466533711.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, start the new year on a bright note, get empowered, be self-dependent and be your own boss! Limited Spaces available.
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Cecil Chao raised the reward to HK$1million (£80million) after thousands of eligible bachelors failed to convince his daughter Gigi to marry any of them.
The 77-year-old property magnate insists that 34-year-old Gigi is ‘still single’ despite the fact that she married her long-term partner Sean Eav two years ago

Chao told a Malaysian newspaper that despite offering HK$500million, approximately £40million, and 20,000 men registering their interest in taking up the quest, Gigi is still not in a straight marriage.
He said that he did not want to interfere with his daughter’s private life, but that he wanted her to have ‘a good marriage and children’.
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Her lover and the girl

‘I don’t think my dad’s offering of any amount of money would be able to attract a man I would find attractive,’ she told South China Morning Post.’Alternatively, I would be happy to befriend any man willing to donate huge amounts of money to my charity Faith in Love, provided they don’t mind that I already have a wife.
‘Third and lastly, thank you Daddy, I love you too.’

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Justin Bieber was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence, drag racing & resisting arrest in Miami. His mug shot has been released to the public and isn’t he so cute? Nobody is stealing his vibe, Justin made sure to look nice with his hair nicely combed for his mug shot.

Justin has already faced a judge and posted bail.

From TMZ

According to the police report — obtained by TMZ — cops approached Bieber’s car and they instantly realized he reeked of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes.  He had a “stupor” look on his face.

The police report says … Bieber was defiant from the get-go, yelling at the cops, “Why the f**k are you doing this?”  He also yelled, “What the f**k did I do.  Why did you stop me?”

When the officer tried to perform a routine pat down, Bieber said, “I ain’t got no f**king weapons, why do you have to search me?  What the f**k is this about?”  Bieber claimed he wasn’t drunk and coming back from recording music.  That’s not true, because we knew he was at a club.

Now the basis for the resisting arrest charge — Before the pat down, as Bieber got out of the car, he “kept going into his pants pocket.”  The cop ordered him to put his hands on the vehicle, and Bieber initially complied but soon took his hands off the car, turned and then cussed out the cop. The cop then grabbed Justin by the right arm, Justin pulled his arm away, and said, “What the f**k are you doing?”

The report says Justin was driving between 55 and 60 MPH in a 30 MPH residential area.

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