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  2. A heartless man has allegedly killed his girlfriend for money ritual in Lagos state before hiding her body in a bucket. A yet-to-be-identified Nigerian man has reportedly killed his girlfriend for money ritual. The sad incident happened at Balogun Street Oshodi, beside Chrestin Hotel in Lagos. According to Raphael Oluwaseun who shared the graphic photos on social media, the sad incident happened around 3:30 am. The killer has been arrested and taken to police station. He wrote: “you ladies, please know the person you are going out with. It’s just happen this morning in my street, Balogun Street Oshodi. A guy just killed his girlfrend.” He added: It happened around 3:30 am. The body is still in front of Chrestin now, but Akinpelu have taken the guy to station.” Click Here To Watch The Video
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  4. An Ohio grandfather has been dubbed a hero after he tripped up a young armed suspect who was attempting to run away from police.Video footage shows the brave man, named only as Bill, quickly step backwards and stick his leg out behind him as the suspect, identified as DeShawn Briggs, sprints past – causing him to fall to the ground. A police van then descends on the scene and an officer jumps out of the moving vehicle moments later. Columbus police posted the footage on Facebook on Thursday, and hailed Bill for his “fancy footwork” which enabled them to detain the suspect – who was holding a gun. Bill was at west Columbus library with his granddaughter on April 3 when he heard police sirens and officers shouting “drop the gun”. He says he turned around to see a man with his hand in his waistband running towards him, and officers were lagging behind. The quick-thinking grandfather then made the brave decision to trip the 18-year-old up, in a bid to help police detain him. Police confirmed a Glock 9MM pistol containing 29 rounds of bullets was recovered from the scene. No one was injured in the incident and the suspect who had “a lengthy criminal record” went back to prison, according to officers. A post issued on the Columbus Division of Police Facebook said: “Community involvement, be it by courage, bravery and/or fancy footwork, helped take a criminal off the streets of Columbus. “Thank you “Bill” for sticking your leg out for us.”
  5. A native doctor is in the news after appeasing the gods and undergoing some rituals with orange juice, biscuits, children toys and other items. According to the native doctor and promoter of Igbo tradition who lives in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, the items were sacrificed in a bush while consulting the gods for protection and progress of his people. After sharing the pictures of the sacrifice online, online users were quick to react as most asked him how will the gods drink the juice and use the other items considering they are spirits.
  6. Many cows were killed in an accident which happened few days ago along the busy Abuja road in Ejule area of Kogi state. A traveler who witnessed the incident – filmed the dead cattle as their corpses where scattered all over the highway as the herdsmen tried to evacuate them. Reports have it that the cows strayed into the busy road before a Dangote trailer crushed at least 15 in the process. Watch Video
  7. A woman identified as Vivian is filled with thanks to God for delivering her and other passengers from the hands of a ritual killer inside the bus while traveling to Kaduna state. The woman who is a member of The Lord’s Chosen Int’l, said that the ritualist became powerless after sighting the church’s apron as it was filled with fire. Read the woman’s testimony below as shared by the church; She and her co-passengers were traveling, on getting to Kaduna, the vehicle had fault. It was repaired but later developed another fault. They were all afraid and decided to stop over after they had the premonition that something bad would happen. They started praying in the bus and powers took over everywhere. They decided to search everybody in the bus, lo and behold, they saw some human heads with other incriminating objects inside a bag of the man sitting behind her. When he was accosted, he said he planned killing all of them on the way. This happened immediately our sister declared herself a Chosen three good times. Other things sighted in his bags were dead head of human being, dogs, cow, cat, hen and other animals, etc. Everyone in the bus became surprise and started shouting Jesus. They asked the man who owned the bag, what his missions was, and he replied that his mission was to kill all the people at the bridge in Lokoja but the girl sitting at his front was wearing an apron (Chosen Apron). When he looked at the apron, it was fire to him. As they came out, the man asked her (Sis Vivian) to step forward. Other passengers were asking her, if she had anything to do with the man and she said no. She made known who she is to them, that she’s a Chosen and why the man was asking her to come out, he said the apron she wore is filled with fire. On hearing that, people began to shout, bullet proof! bullet proof!! bullet proof!!! Her co-passengers asked her the location of the Lord’s Chosen Church she attends and she directed them. A woman in the bus said she don’t talk evil about our G.O, that she knows our G.O is a true man of God. This is how God delivered them and granted them journey mercies. The man (the ritualist) was handed over to the police. She’s returning all glories unto our only good God who did this to her.
  8. A fake show promoter was apprehended today in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting victims. According to reports, the young man who claims to come from Ikoro, Olodiama clan in Edo, was alleged to have open multiple accounts on Facebook in order to scam people by booking shows. He was arrested after being trailed by one of his scammed victims.
  9. A young lady was very much aB.reast of the Giro d’Italia arriving in town. So much so that she got her B00bs out for the occasion. But it was what went on alongside the route on stage three in Israel that caused the biggest stir on social media. The female cycling fan gave TV viewers a surprise. As she waved to the riders – or maybe it was one in particular – she also gave them an eyeful, which left commentators speechless. Her top was hitched well above her B.reasts.. and Twitter fans soon let her know it. “Oooo! Boobie trap!” was one of the first responses to Felix Lowe, who pointed out: “Just keeping you aB.reast of today’s major flash points… ”
  10. The death of the Saturday afternoon raid by suspected bandits at Gwaska in Birnin-Gwair Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen from 27 to 45 on Sunday. The Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance said no fewer than 45 bodies were recovered by vigilantes and volunteers with the assistance of soldiers on Sunday afternoon. The bandits pursued residents who mobilised to defend the village after overpowering them,” said a vigilante who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals. “The dead included children abandoned by their parents during the attack.“The attackers were obviously armed bandits from neighbouring Zamfara state who have been terrorising Birnin Gwari area…,” he added. The vigilante said the bandits struck Gwaska village in Kaduna state at about 2:30pm (1330 GMT) Saturday and stayed for three hours before retreating to their base in the forest in Zamfara.“ They burnt down many homes,” he said.A spokesman for the Kaduna state police, Mukhtar Aliyu, confirmed the attack by “armed bandits” but said they were unable to give further details. Meanwhile, Birnin Gwari community in Birnin Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State, have Sunday, blocked Lagos-Kaduna road to protest the incessant killings by bandits across villages in the LGA.
  11. The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a single mother identified as Ezechi Nwanneka, who reportedly sold her baby boy for N300,000. The suspect, a native of Akama Oghe village, in the Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, was said to have been impregnated by an unidentified person. Ezechi who left home to an unknown destination had reportedly told her family in November 2017 that she welcomed a baby boy. However, the suspicion of family members was aroused when she didn’t show them the baby. The Parents of the lady made a complaint at the Police station, whose operatives’ investigation revealed that the baby had been sold to Nyia for N300,000. It was gathered that one Okechukwu Nyia, who bought the baby from Nwanneka, the mother, reportedly resold him again for N350,000. Punch reported that Enugu State Police Command PRO, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the report said that the Nyia resold the baby to a yet to be identified person. This is coming just after we reported that a 7-month-old baby who was abducted from her parents’ home in Rivers State by a neighhour and sold three times, was found after 114 days later. According to NewTelegraph, Chinwendu’s parents, Emeka and Rejoice Ekiri, alleged that their daughter was abducted by Innocent Ndubuisi, their neighbour. According to them, after abducting the girl, Ndubuisi vanished into thin air, plunging mother and father into unimaginable agony. Ndubuisi, a father of three, was alleged to have stolen Chinwendu on December 28, 2017, just weeks after moving into the compound. Emeka said that he and his wife were short of words on how to express their feelings on the rescue of Chinwendu. Emeka said that only God knew what Chinwendu had gone through in the hands of those, who abducted and repeatedly sold her four months ago. Emeka said: “My daughter was sold and resold for different prices ranging from, N450, 000, N600, 000 and N850, 000.”
  12. THE HEADIES NEXT RATED CATEGORY IS USUALLY ONE OF THE MOST TIGHTLY CONTESTED CATEGORY. MAYORKUN WON THE AWARD AT THE RECENTLY HELD EDITION OF THE AWARDS. POPULAR MUSIC JOURNALIST, OVIE, SHARED HIS OPINION THAT MALEEK BERRY DESERVES THE AWARD INSTEAD AND HE GOT ATTACKED BY MAYOKUN’S BOSS, DAVIDO. Hours after the 12th Headies ‘Next Rated’ award was awarded to Mayorkun, Ovie tweeted that Maleek Berry deserved the award and he gave his reasons. His tweet read, ‘Maleek Berry with the sauce! If anyone else deserved to win the Next-Rated award, its the guy. Hits on Hits for the past 2 years. Excellent Producer. Excellent writer. Excellent Singer. #Headies2018′ This opinion of Ovie’s got Davido to react and the DMW boss told him to ‘shut the f*ck up.’ His response tweet read, ‘GUY STFU!!!!!! MAYOR OF EVERYWHERE’ See picture below.
  13. Days after he was arrested and convicted of assault, drug possession and ressisting arrest in Sweden, rapper G-Eazy has broken silence and has apologised for his actions. In case you missed it: last week, G-Eazy performed at a show in Stockholm and later attended a nearby club to party with some of his friends. It was during his club appearance that he allegedly became “belligerent,” prompting security to intervene. And when the security guards tried to calm he down, sources present at the venue claimed he began to “throw punches” at the guards, leading to his arrest. The sources went forward to claim that the rapper is being charged on “on suspicion of assault, possession of narcotics and use of narcotics.” And from the video obtained by TMZ, Eazy is seen being escorted out of the venue in cuffs by police officers. On Friday, the rapper whose real name is Gerald Gillum avoided jail time but was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay 80,000 krona (around $9,000) for his crimes, and a restitution of 6,500 krona (about $810) restitution to the security guard he allegedly assaulted, reports People. Now, Gerald has taken to his Facebook to apologise to his fan, plus he is “grateful & blessed to be free & safe.” “Happy to be in Copenhagen tonight doing what I love most. Embarrassed & apologetic beyond words about the incident,” writes the rapper who is now in Denmark for another performance, adding, “but above all I’m so f-cking grateful they let me go, craziest experience of my life, awful night with a lot of bad luck and some even worse decisions but like I said I’m grateful as f-ck to be a free man, back on tour performing for the fans.” He continued, “Thank you to everyone who’s held me down along the way and supported this journey, I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. Love.”
  14. The publicity generated from the way Davido treats his girlfriend, Chioma, and his lavish birthday gift to her few days ago has resulted in something bigger. After he gifted her with a 45m naira Porsche at her birthday dinner and set social media buzzing, Davido tweeted that Chioma started receiving offers for endorsement deals, Well, it appears that she has agreed to sign onto a brand. Davido accompanied her to the brand’s photo-shoot in Abuja and shared the BTS photo above.
  15. Comedian Funnybone only has praises for writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after meeting her in the UK. The comedian shared his experience, saying they had a conversation, argued, laughed, and he learned so much. He understands the concept of feminism now, Funnybone wrote, and agrees with Adichie on the Twitter bio of politician Hillary Clinton. Her humility is out of this world, he wrote, and she was welcoming and willing to explain the facts. He wrote:
  16. Lionel Messi weaved his magic once again to keep 10-man Barcelona’s unbeaten season alive with a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou on Sunday. The draw came at a cost to Real Madrid as they were left sweating over the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo who was forced off at halftime after appearing to hurt his ankle, and is now a doubt for the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26. Ronaldo took the knock following a challenge from Gerard Pique as he cancelled out Luis Suarez’s opener, but he played on until the interval before Zinedine Zidane took him off for Marco Asensio. After the dispute over a pasillo (guard of honour in Spain), Barca came out of the blocks firing and they took the lead after 10 minutes as Suarez swept Sergi Roberto’s cross into the bottom corner. The lead, however, lasted four minutes as Ronaldo linked up with Toni Kroos whose cross was headed down by Karim Benzema for the Portuguese to guide home despite a strong challenge from Pique. Real dictated the rest of the half and Ronaldo twice came close to giving them the lead, firing at Marc-Andre Ter Stegen after a Luka Modric through ball, before shooting wide. The packed Camp Nou was on the edge with half-time approaching, and they must have feared the worst when Roberto was shown a straight red card after an off-the-ball scuffle with Marcelo. But the heart-attack Clasico took an unexpected twist when Suarez found Messi in a breakaway, and the talismanic no 10 skipped away first from Ramos, and then Casemiro, before firing into the bottom corner. Iniesta went off just before the hour to a standing ovation, and Messi, with the armband on, could have put Barca out of sight soon after he sped away from Varane, but his shot was parried away by Keylor Navas. Real tried to make the most of their one-man advantage, and they were rewarded in the 72nd minute when Gareth Bale raced onto Asensio’s pass and whipped the ball first-time into the top corner. Marcelo was denied a penalty claim late on as Ernesto Valverde’s men held on for the draw that keeps their incredible unbeaten season alive. Barca, already crowned champions, are now three matches away from becoming the first team ever to finish a 38-game La Liga season unbeaten.
  17. Once again, Mavins first lady, Tiwa Savage is doing to quell the rumour of her alleged romance with Star boy, Wizkid. Over the past few weeks, the duo has been spotted together on several occasions with suggestive captions, making fans to believe that there is something between the two other than friendship. Yesterday, after the 2018 Headies award, the pair were spotted partying together and afterwards, the mother of one put up some cryptic posts, talking about how it is so rare but beautiful to find someone that you can be 100% comfortable with. She posted the below on her story:
  18. Media personality and scholar, Farooq Kperogi, shared a purported video of the herdsmen who killed two catholic priests and 17 parishioners in Benue state on April 24th (read here), dancing and jubilating wearing the church’s choir robes. Farooq who shared the purported video online, wrote; ”This is a video of Fulfulde- and Hausa-speaking men, presumably cattle herders, who recently murdered 19 Benue people in their church, took over their choir instruments and church garments, and recorded themselves dancing derisorily over their murderous exploit. In this age of pervasive digital manipulation, I usually withhold credulity and judgment over videographic and photographic evidence, but this video seems to me credible. What I can’t ascertain is if the gun-toting, deliriously gyrating, Fulfulde- and Hausa-speaking men in this video are the murderers of the Catholic priests and 17 parishioners in the Mbalom community of Benue on April 24, 2018. If they are (and my hunch tells me they are) the impunity is at once conscienceless and incendiary. (Can any Fulfulde-speaking person help translate what people in the video are saying? MD Aminu, can you help?) We certainly can’t continue like this. No nation can survive this level of barbarous, unchecked sanguinary fury. The federal government MUST use this video to hunt down the murderous thugs and bring them to justice forthwith. That’s the only way to avert an endless cycle of reprisal and retaliation.”
  19. Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Ahneeka hung out with her fans at Elegushi beach today and got a N1million cash gift from them. Here are some photos of Ahneeka flanked by her fans; Recall that Cee-C got N2million from her fans upon her eviction from the reality show, and return from Nigeria. While still on the reality show, Ahneeka was disconnected from the male housemates apart from Angel who became her buddy and eventually her strategic partner. Speaking with Pulse in an interview, the reality show star said she did not connect to the guys in the house because of their romantic relationship with other female partners. “For some reason in the house, anytime I tried to talk to any guy in the house, people made it look like I was trying to steal their man. And Bambam was my girl so I couldn’t have her thinking like that, even though at some point she did. “So I was staying away from Teddy and he was making it known that I was being too reserved – It’s because of your babe [Bambam]. “I could flow with you, you could be my G, but I’m just respectful to your babe and not to start some drama in the house. “So that was just my concern. I couldn’t connect to the guys because of their wives,”Ahneeka said Thanking Nigerians for their support on her Instagram page, Ahneeka wrote, “It’s a great honour to be among the selected few who made it into the house, expect great things from #Ahneeka.” “ahneeka_bigbronaija Thank you Africa, thank you Nigeria for your supports and votes during my stay in the #bigbrothernaijahouse,” she wrote. Growing up as the middle child of five siblings, Ahneeka developed a love for unrest. Ahneeka’s biggest feat is of landing a media job despite her engineering background.
  20. The Lagos state commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has disclosed that no fewer than 1,131 pregnant women have been tested positive to the dreaded and incurable HIV disease. Speaking at a ministerial news conference in Alausa, Lagos state, Idris disclosed that in the last one year, 38,791 pregnant women were tested for HIV, out of which 1,131 of them tested positive. He said the test was carried out from the money received from Global Fund to tackle HIV issues in the state. “This first phase of the grant was described as the pilot phase and it was agreed that the success of Lagos State in this phase would be a benchmark for which the Global Fund would be in a position to implement in other states in the country for implementation and indeed other sub-national entities world-wide for program implementation. During the pilot phase of the grant (January – December, 2017), a total sum ofUSD9,623,390.08 was made available to the Principal Recipient to cover Procurement of Health products for PLHIV, conduct of the Lagos State AIDS Indicator Survey, Implementation and Technical Support to Health facilities in the 3 LGAs by the Sub-Recipient (APIN) and funds to the LSMOH for Grant Management. The Lagos State Government approved State Counterpart Funds to the tune of 10% of the total grant sum to support programme implementation. By the end of 2017, the support provided through Global Fund was able to avail a minimum of 226,768 persons (+15yrs) with free HIV counselling and testing as well as knowledge of their HIV status, with the cumulative total of 10,623 PLHIV in the 3 LGAs placed on the lifesaving Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART). “Also, at least 38,791 pregnant women know their HIV status out of which about 2,131 (HIV positive pregnant women) were enrolled for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission programme,” he said
  21. Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Infinity War is crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office today in a record 11 days. The record was previously held by Disney’s own Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which surpassed the mark in 12 days. Out of 34 films that have reached this milestone in industry history, this is Marvel Studios’ sixth and Disney’s 17th. Avengers: Infinity War earned $31.4 million at the domestic box office on Friday and added $38.1 million internationally, for a global day of $69.5 million. That means the film has grossed $369.7 million in North America and $604.8 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $974.5 million through Friday, May 4th. It will open in China on May 11th. In addition, on Friday, May 4, The Walt Disney Studios surpassed $3 billion in global grosses for the calendar year ($1.292 billion domestic, $1.727 billion international). This is the fastest this mark has been reached, surpassing the previous record set by Disney on May 6, 2016. The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt. An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
  22. Here are good reasons to lose weight and slim down that waistline… 1/ LOSE BELLY FAT, LIVE LONGER Study after study shows that the people with the largest waist sizes have the most risk of life-threatening disease. The evidence couldn’t be more convincing. A waistline larger than 102cm for men and 88cm for women signals significant risk of heart disease and diabetes. Of course, finding your abs doesn’t guarantee you a get-out-of-the-hospital-free card, but studies show that by developing a strong abdominal section, you’ll lose body fat and significantly cut the risk factors associated with many diseases, not just heart disease. For example, the incidence of cancer among obese patients is 33 percent higher than among lean ones, according to a Swedish study. The World Health Organization estimates that up to one-third of cancers of the colon, kidney, and digestive tract are caused by being overweight and inactive. And having an excess of belly fat is especially dangerous. 2/ IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE Women claim the greatest sex organ is the brain; men say it’s down there… So let’s say we split the geographic difference and focus on what’s really central to a good sex life. You know the old phrase, “It’s not the size of the ship; it’s the motion of the ocean”? Well, take that to heart. You can rebuild your body to maximise the rocking and rolling that goes on below decks. Consider how the following benefits can help you pull that ship into harbour. The thrusting power you generate during sex doesn’t come from your legs, it comes from your core. Strong abdominal and lower-back muscles give you stamina and strength to try new positions (or stay steady in old ones), so that sex is as pleasurable as it should be. 3/ LOSE BELLY FAT, STAY SAFE FROM HARM Think of your midsection as your body’s infrastructure. You don’t want a core constructed of dry, brittle wood or straw and mud. You want a midsection made of solid steel, one that will give you a foundation of protection that belly fat never could. Consider a US Army study that linked powerful abdominal muscles to injury prevention. After giving 120 artillery soldiers the standard army fitness test of sit-ups, push-ups, and a 3km run, researchers tracked the soldiers’ lower-body injuries (such as lower-back pain, Achilles tendinitis and other problems) during a year of field training. The 29 soldiers who cranked out the most situps (73 in 2 minutes) were five times less likely to suffer lower-body injuries than the 31 who barely notched 50. But that’s not the most striking element. Those soldiers who performed well in the push-ups and the 3km-run enjoyed no such protection, suggesting that good upper-body strength and cardiovascular endurance had little effect on keeping bodies sound. It was abdominal strength that offered the critical protection. Unlike any other muscles in your body, a strong core affects the functioning of the entire body. Whether you do yard work, or carry the kids away from the candy aisle, your abs are the most essential muscles for keeping you from injury. The stronger they are, the stronger, and safer, you are. 4/ STRENGTHEN YOUR BACK Because most back pain is related to weak muscles in your trunk, maintaining a strong midsection can help resolve many back issues. The muscles that crisscross your midsection don’t function in isolation; they weave through your torso like a spiderweb, even attaching to your spine. When your abdominal muscles are weak, the muscles in your butt and along the backs of your legs have to compensate for the work your abs should be doing. The effect, besides promoting bad company m0rale for the muscles picking up the slack, is that it destabilizes the spine and eventually leads to back pain and strain – or even more serious back problems. 5/ LOSE BELLY FAT AND WIN! If you run, bike, play Nakked Twister, or do any sport that requires movement, your essential muscle group isn’t your legs or arms. It’s your core – the muscles in your torso and hips. Developing core strength gives you power to perform. It fortifies the muscles around your whole midsection and trains them to provide the right amount of support when you need it. So if you’re weak off the serve, strong abs will improve it. If you also play sports where you run a lot, whether it’s tennis or tag, abs can improve your game tremendously. That’s because speed is really about accelerating and decelerating. How fast can you go from a stopped position at one baseline to stopping at the other baseline? Your legs don’t control that; your abs do. When researchers studied what muscles were the first to engage in these types of sports movements, they found that the abs fired first. The stronger they are, the faster you’ll get to the ball. 6/ LIMIT YOUR ACHES AND PAINS As you age, it’s common to experience some joint pain – most likely in your knees, hips, and back. Getting older can trigger soreness around your feet and ankles, too. The source of that pain might not be weak joints; it might be weak abs – especially if you do any kind of exercise, from serious tennis playing to walking every morning. When you’re doing any type of athletic activity, your abdominal muscles help stabilise your body during start-and-stop movements, like changing direction on the tennis court or in kickboxing class. If you have weak abdominal muscles, your joints absorb all the force from those movements. 7/ SLEEP BETTER Having a big belly and a fatty neck can trigger chronic, loud snoring and its partner, a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. People who have sleep apnea literally stop breathing for a few seconds to more than a minute sometimes hundreds of times a night, disrupting their slumber. They end up feeling exhausted the next morning. Losing weight can often help remedy the problem so you can get a better night’s sleep. Exercise helps, too. Australian researchers found that people who lifted weights three times a week for eight weeks experienced a 23 percent improvement in their sleep quality. If stress is what’s causing restless nights, exercise is one of the best things you can do to stop worries from keeping you up. In one study, Texas A&M University scientists found that the fittest people exhibited lower levels of stress hormones in their bloodstreams than subjects who were least fit.
  23. Mavin Records recording artiste, songwriter and producer, Johnny Drille, is having a positive attitude, even though he lost in all the categories he was nominated in at the 12th Headies Awards, 2018. Johnny Drille was nominated in four different categories namely, BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE, NEXT RATED, BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG and BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE. Read: HEADIES 2018: ‘I’ll Be Super Excited, If I Win Next Rated’ – Johnny Drille The Singer shortly after the event tweeted his thoughts: He also tweeted: Johnny Drille, however, delivered an oustanding performance of his hit single ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which blew the crowd away.
  24. Veteran Nollywood star, Ramsey Nouah, says many people are delving into acting for the fame as opposed to the early days when it was for passion. Nouah, who began acting at the age of 20, said people had genuine love for the art and films had deeper storylines in the early 90s. “Back then I realise there was so much passion,” he said on Monday in a chat with Lifestyle at the premiere of his new film, ‘Crazy People’. “Everyone was acting not for the money but for the love of it. But today I see so many people just wanting to jump in for fame. “The social media platforms provide everybody that opportunity to want to be famous. So everyone is just looking for more of the fame than the art. “When we started, when we did understudy, cinematography, filmmaking, acting, for us it was all about the passion. Like can you draw? Can you put a picture together? And if you can, you’ll realise that you weren’t doing it for money. “You’d just have this joy from doing it.” Speaking on the growth of the industry, Nouah said “technically we’ve gotten better” but also pointed out some of Nollywood’s shortcomings. “However, our stories are not as deep as they used to be. Because if you notice, everyone was acting out of serious passion but now everyone just wants to be like uptown boy, uptown girl. And that’s just the sad part,” he said. Nouah recently shared on Instagram that he was being impersonated on movie sets. During the screening of ‘Crazy People’, it was revealed that the news was part of the promotion for the comedy-thriller. ‘Crazy People’ will be in cinemas on May 25.
  25. Popular clothing brand H&M is the latest clothing brand opening up their brand to include designs for the modest fashion market. The modest collection which was launched yesterday May 3rd is called LTD Collection and features a two-part collection, with the other designs scheduled to be released on May 24. LTD Collection is H&M’s first designed expressly with modest fashion in mind. Following in the footsteps of brands such as Nike, American Eagle, and Macy’s, H&M’s modest collection will feature clothing designs all with long hems and long sleeves. The range, which is being released globally online and in stores this month, will focus on long floating dresses, kimonos and layered trouser sets. There will also be ‘mini-me’ matching sets for mothers and children. According to Pernilla Wohlfahrt, head of design at H&M, who spoke to Glamour magazine, the brand is simply giving people what they want – as customer interest in a modest line has increased in recent years. She said: “Today H&M is present in 69 markets, and we want to be diverse and inclusive to all the markets where we operate. We want to be able to offer something for everyone.” The collection, which will be exclusive to spring and features beautiful flowy designs, will only be available online on the brand’s e-commerce site. Although this means you won’t be able to try the pieces on before purchasing, it provides the benefit of offering the entire collection in one place for those who want to purchase more than one outfit. Women’s apparel prices range from $59.99 to $129; accessories will run from $34.99 to $49.99. In 2015, H&M released a modest-inspired line which featured Mariah Idrissi, a Muslim woman wearing hijab.
  26. To help you figure out where you’re going wrong, answer these seven questions. 1. DO YOU VIEW YOUR DIET AS TEMPORARY? If you’re counting down the days until you can go back to your pre-diet eating plan, then no wonder it’s not working. Denying yourself certain foods and putting a tight limit on kilojoules in the short-term often makes you feel deprived (or actually does deprive you of the necessary level of calories and nutrients your system needs to function right)—and that can make you eat more than you realise to compensate. Instead of dieting, make small tweaks to your eating habits so you eat more good stuff with almost nothing 100 percent off limits. “You want your healthy lifestyle to be something you can maintain throughout life, not just for a few weeks,” says New York–based nutritionist Alissa Rumsey. 2. DID YOU CUT OUT CARBS, FAT, OR GO VEGAN? Cutting out an entire food group sounds like a worthy strategy: By avoiding one specific food category, you avoid all the extra kilojoules that go along with it. For a few days or weeks, any kind of elimination diet can work. But you’re probably also eliminating the wide range of nutrients your system needs to feel energised and satiated, which makes fatigue and hunger pangs kick in. Even worse, your taste buds will start to rebel and hit you with killer cravings for the banned foods, driving you to face plant in the very type of food you swore off. Eating a variety of healthy foods, on the other hand, will help you ride out temptation and drop kilos. 3. DO YOU OVERCOMPENSATE AFTER A BIG MEAL? After a night out indulging at a big dinner or drinkfest with friends, you skip breakfast and head to the gym instead to “make up” for your extra kilojoules last night. Sound familiar? “This actually creates a cycle of deprivation followed by overeating later in the day when your body is hungry,” says Rumsey. “Instead of trying to compensate by skipping meals or working out, the best thing you can do is to start the day with a balanced breakfast and focus on making healthy choices today.” 4. DO YOU ‘REWARD’ YOURSELF FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR? Losing weight isn’t easy, so “it’s natural to think, I ran three 5 kays this morning, I deserve a treat!” says Rumsey. But most people overestimate the kilojoules they burned in a workout and underestimate the ones in a dessert or treat, she says. “Don’t have dessert because you feel like you ‘earned’ it; have a treat on occasion when you really want it and it’s something you enjoy,” she advises. 5. HOW MUCH ARE YOU BOOZING? A glass of wine has about 600 kilojoules; mixed drinks can sneakily pack in even more. Listen, we know the weather’s perfect for outdoor happy hours and drinks al fresco with friends, but alcohol calories add up without providing any satiety. Ease up on the booze or subtract the kilojoules in your nightly pinot grigio pour from another part of your diet, and your clothes will start to feel looser. 6. DO YOU TRACK EVERYTHING YOU EAT — EVERYTHING? Maybe you think you’re keeping tabs on everything you eat. But don’t forget to factor in things like the cheese samples at the supermarket, the half a pizza slice you scarfed off your husband’s dinner plate, the mini-cupcakes you indulged in during an office birthday party. These sneaky food bites still have kilojoules that thwart your weight-loss efforts. 7. ARE YOU EATING ENOUGH PROTEIN AT BREAKFAST? “Many of my clients eat low-protein breakfasts like oatmeal, cereal, or bagels and cream cheese, and while these foods can be part of a balanced breakfast, they are lacking in protein—an important nutrient that helps to keep us full and satiated,” says Rumsey. Research backs up the idea that spreading protein throughout your day, by including it at all meals, helps with weight control, she adds. But it’s especially important in the morning because the energy and fullness you feel sets you on the right healthy eating course all day. Adds Rumsey: “Be sure to add protein, and some healthy fats, to all of your breakfasts—like a dollop of Greek yogurt and a handful of nuts or seeds, and top that bagel with scrambled eggs or smoked salmon.”
  27. Big Brother Naija (Double Wahala edition) may have ended but its reverberations are still being felt. The results of the actions of some contestants in the house still manifest after the show. One of the housemates, Nina, is believed to have had sex in the house with another contestant, Miracle. After she left the house, Nina also confirmed that she had sex with Miracle on several occasions. She also stated that she wasn’t sure about continuing her relationship. She had said during an interview, “We had sex several times, yes. But it was just us being human. Me and Miracle have feelings for each other. We cannot hide; we don’t pretend. That was just living our lives in the Big Brother House.” In another interview, when she was asked if she had been to see her boyfriend whom she was dating before she went into the house, she said, “I don’t think I want to do that. I don’t want any negative vibes around me right me.” However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, Collins maintained that he had moved on. He said, “I really don’t want to comment on this issue. I have moved on with my life and that’s all that matters.” When pressed for further comments, he stressed, “I don’t want it to seem like I’m seeking for cheap publicity and I don’t want the issue to drag unnecessarily. That’s why I haven’t said anything.” Meanwhile, Miracle has said he is more concerned with making money than exploring a relationship with Nina. He had explained during an interview, “My relationship with Nina does not change outside the house; we are still good friends. I plan to make good use of the friendship with Nina; at least, it will reduce the proximity of female fans and all. With her, it is easier to set the barrier. “Yes, we are still good friends. We can be (together in future). I have feelings for her but there is time for everything. We are both young now and marriage is not the next thing. The goal is to make money o (laughs). You never can tell what happens though and I hope you know that Nina and I are both from Imo State. So, anything can happen.”
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