Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dancehall Artist Undergoes Surgery To Have Real Goat Horns Implanted On His Head

Image is very important in the competitive arena of dancehall. However, emerging Jamaican singer Furtyle Brain has pushed the envelope: he had a pair of goat horns implanted atop his head.

Furtyle, whose given name is Kenardo André Robinson, said the implants were done in Jamaica by a Canadian-based surgeon.

"It's really the process where the implants are implanted in the skull. I was sedated during the surgery but had to be given lots of painkillers when I revived because it is very painful," he told Jamaica Observer.

The 29-year-old explained why he did the surgery.

"I do believe that I got some form of prophetic instruction by God. I didn't do this alone," he said.

But it's not without its backlash.

"There are some who think that I am demonic, but it doesn't bother me much as I am not the first artiste who is picked on. There are others who have done far less than I have done and have received a backlashing and bashing," he said.

Born and raised in Montego Bay, Furtyle said he had aspirations of becoming a rapper but had a change of heart years later. In 2010, he released his debut single Kickers over Clarks, which was a counteraction to Vybz Kartel's hit single Clarks.

Among his latest releases are Moneyology and Pocket Money, produced by Jones Ave label and UIM Records, respectively. Both singles were released in November of last year. Furtyle Brain said he is also busy producing his mixtape called Wickedest Lyricist.

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Late Singer Zara Gretti's Grave Is Missing, One Year After Death

Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Margaret Mary Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph, popularly known as Zara Gretti passed away on March 28, 2014 at the age of 28, after losing her battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

At her death, a controversy arose about how she was abandoned by several of her colleagues in the music industry, who seemed to mourn her with social media eulogies, but failed to contribute to her welfare while she battled with the ailment.

She was buried on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Ikoyi Cemetery. But according to a report by NET, Zara Gretti’s grave is missing.

In preparation for the one year anniversary of her death, a visit by a reporter to her burial place turned up some shocking discoveries.

NET's reporter visited Ikoyi Cemetery office, Lagos, where after getting the details of the actual place her remains were interred, an extensive search of the cemetery records and register revealed that Zara Gretti was indeed, buried at the Ikoyi Cemetery on Friday, April 4, 2014.

According to the register, her grave laid in Section five of the cemetery. But a visit to the cemetery to locate the grave proved abortive, as Zara’s grave could not be found.

The report further stated that an official at the cemetery offhandedly made the remark: “Do you know if this was the third or fourth time that particular grave was used?”

The official later denied the comments, stating that a grave is used only once.

“We don’t ever use a grave for another corpse once someone has been buried there,”. The official said. But an extensive search turned up nothing, with Zara Gretti’s grave still missing.

This development raises some disturbing questions. Do cemetery officials actually exhume bodies of buried people at the cemeteries without duly informing the deceased’s family or getting their approval? What has become of Zara’s grave at Ikoyi Cemetery just one year after she was buried there?
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What May Be Wrong When You Suddenly Lose Appetite

Loss of appetite, medically known as anorexia refers to a reduced desire to eat and it could be particularly worrisome when it persists for prolonged periods. If left untreated, it may lead to weight loss, extreme fatigue and malnutrition with its attendant complications such as increased risk of infections.

It is worthy of note that loss of appetite is a frequent accompanying symptom of myriads of conditions ranging from infections and cancers to psychological disorders. In addition, physiological loss of appetite is often experienced in pregnancy.

The underlisted conditions are the common causes of loss of appetite. In most cases, appetite returns to normal if the underlying cause is treated:

1. Malaria - On the African continent, malaria infection is a very significant cause of loss of appetite and must always be considered any time you notice a sudden loss of appetite, especially when it is associated with fever, joint pains, generalized body weakness and headache. The usual vector is female Anopheles mosquito. Importantly, it's advisable that you visit a health facility where you can have your blood tested for trophozoites of Plasmodium falciparum before effective antimalarial drugs are prescribed to you.

2. Tuberculosis - Tuberculosis is a chronic, highly contagious infection that could lead to prolonged loss of appetite. The causative organism is Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Other common symptoms of tuberculosis include chronic cough lasting longer than 3 weeks, initially dry and then productive of bloody sputum (haemoptysis), weight loss and drenching night sweats. If you have any of these symptoms, especially if you have had contact with a person with chronic cough, it will be pertinent to visit the hospital immediately in order to have sputum tests and chest X-ray done to exclude tuberculosis.

3. Pyelonephritis - This is a urinary tract infection involving the kidneys. Apart from loss of appetite, other common manifestations of pyelonephritis are fever, headache, vomiting, flank pain and urinary symptoms such as the passage of bloody urine (haematuria), dysuria, urgency and so on. At the hospital, you will have urine tests carried out on you before diagnosis of pyelonephritis is made and then you will be treated with appropriate antibiotics.

4. Malignancies - Malignant tumours or cancers are also common causes of loss of appetite, especially cancers of the colon, stomach or pancreas. Usually, people with a cancer are also likely to experience severe weight loss and fatigue. Other symptoms will depend on the organ involved. Moreover, a very prompt diagnosis and treatment is crucial to improve survival rates in cancers.

5. Acute appendicitis - This is an emergency condition that occurs as a result of an inflammed appendix. It's characterized by a severe pain on the right side of the lower abdomen often associated with loss of appetite and nausea or vomiting. At the hospital, when the diagnosis of acute appendicitis is made, a surgery for the removal of the inflammed appendix (appendectomy) is done before lethal complications set in.

6. Psychological Disorders - Psychological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa are often associated with loss of appetite. In depression, the affected individual also has a low mood, loss of interest in the environment, feeling of worthlessness and sometimes, lack of libido or sexual drive. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which the affected individual has an extreme fear of gaining weight and starves him/herself in order to lose weight.

7. Intestinal Obstruction - In this disorder, there is a failure of onward passage of bowel contents due to blockage along the intestine and the person often experiences a colicky abdominal pain that waxes and wanes with associated abdominal distension, vomiting and constipation. Due to the distension of the abdomen, they may experience loss of appetite or feel full after eating very little.

8. Pregnancy - Pregnancy is another common, albeit harmless cause of loss of appetite. This is especially common in the first trimester with associated nausea or vomiting (morning sickness) and breast pain. If you missed your period and you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you need to undergo a urine or blood test for pregnancy. Normally, loss of appetite in pregnancy improves with time and multivitamins and nutrient supplements may also help to improve your appetite.
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Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings Plane That Killed 150 People

The chief Marseille prosecutor handling the investigation of the crash of a Germanwings jetliner has said that evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicates that the co-pilot deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into its fatal descent.

“At this moment, in light of investigation, the interpretation we can give at this time is that the co-pilot through voluntary abstention refused to open the door of the cockpit to the commander, and activated the button that commands the loss of altitude,” the prosecutor, Brice Robin, said.

He said it appeared that the intention of the co-pilot, identified as Andreas Lubitz, had been “to destroy the aircraft.” He said that the voice recorder showed that the co-pilot had been breathing until before the moment of impact, suggesting that he was conscious and deliberate in bringing the plane down and killing 144 passengers and five other crew members in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24.

The inquiry shows that the crash was intentional, Mr. Robin said, and he was considering changing his investigation from involuntary manslaughter to voluntary manslaughter.

He said there was no indication that it was a terrorist attack, and added that Mr. Lubitz was not known to law enforcement officials. After the news conference, the German interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, told reporters in Berlin that security officials had checked their records after Tuesday’s crash and found no indication that anyone on board had links to terrorism.

An investigation into the background of Mr. Lubitz, who was 28-years-old and came from the German town of Montabaur, is now underway.

Meanwhile, Carsten Spohr, the CEO of Lufthansa Airlines, the parent company of Germanwings, has said at a press conference today that, "we are speechless that this aircraft was deliberately crashed by the co-pilot."

"I can only repeat what I have said over the last few days. We are really deeply shocked and I wouldn't not have been able to imagine that the situation would have got even worse."

- Agencies
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Patience Jonathan: APC Is Planning To Send Me To Prison, Holy Ghost Fire!

Nigeria's first lady, Patience Jonathan has stated that she if the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is voted into power, they will send her to prison. She called upon the 'Holy Ghost Fire' to consume them.

She said this on Wednesday, March 25 at the Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, Oyo State during a People's Democratic Party (PDP) rally.

Addressing the crowd, Mama Peace, as she is fondly called said, “I want to warn you not to listen to the All Progressives Congress. The APC does not have materials to match what the PDP has on (the) ground. Their candidate was there in governance initially. What did he do? They only sent your fathers to prison.

“They are planning to even send me to prison. Holy Ghost fire! Holy Ghost fire! Holy Ghost fire! They have nothing to offer. They only say ‘I will’, ‘I will’.

“A train is moving and it has now got to Oyo State. When we talk about train, some of you may have not seen a train before now. The last time a train moved in this country was when I was small and in primary school.

“When my children were small, they asked me what a train was. I had to take them to London and we entered a train from London to Paris. But the PDP government has brought this back to Nigeria. If you want to see train working today, you don’t need to travel again.”

The first lady sent the crowd into a frenzy after she danced to music tracks such as ‘Kukere’ and ‘Personally’ by Iyanya and P-Square respectively.

Other dignitaries at the event were the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Senator Teslim Folarin, his wife, Angela; wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Kemi Mimiko, and the party’s senatorial candidates in Oyo State.
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Amber Rose Raises Temperatures As She Flaunts Her Body In Hawaii

Amber Rose is no stranger to showing off her curvaceous body to the world and she's at it again! The American model decided to give her social media followers a little treat on Wednesday while sunning herself on a beach in Maui island, Hawaii.

In the sun-drenched photo the 31-year-old puts all her curves on display as she reclines on a towel with one hand behind her head and another protecting her modesty.

She captioned the saucy shot: "If only this beach was actually TØpless #Maui"

Amber covered her nípples with her free hand and crossed her left leg over her right to accentuate her voluptuous frame. She did choose to give her eyes a little protection, however, with some funky silver eye-wear.

Amber then shared another cheeky photo, this time from another angle - giving fans a full view of her famous behind!

Never one to shy away from the risque glamour shots, the ex-wife of Wiz Khalifa has made it known recently that she is not bothered by her 'haters' on social media.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Nigeria Closes All Land And Sea Borders Ahead Of Presidential Elections

The federal government has announced the closure of all land and sea borders ahead of the presidential elections taking place on Saturday, March 28.

The announcement was made via a statement released today by the Ministry of Interior.

According to the statement, "all borders will effectively be closed from midnight March 25, to midnight Saturday, March 28 to allow for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming national elections."

The statement signed by permanent secretary, Engr. Abubakar G. Magaji, also revealed that the Nigeria Immigration Service has been given a directive to ensure that non-Nigerians do not vote.

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7 Signs She Will Give It To You Perfectly In Bed

One of the biggest disappointments you can ever get in life as a man is when you will find out that the girl you have been chasing for weeks, months or even years is a total let down in bed. She is that kind of girl that lies there as if she is almost to give birth, can’t even make an eye contact with you and the only style she knows is just lying there.

Men, here are seven signs she will give it to you perfectly in bed;

1. She shows off her skin - If she has chosen to reveal some of her body by wearing a low cut dress, a tight skirt or is showing off her bare legs, it’s a sign that this girl has body confidence.

2. If she prefers having coffee ice cream - Women who love vanilla ice cream tend to be more open about expressing their emotions and were the kind of girls who would steal a cheeky kiss in the middle of a busy restaurant. If the girl you date opts for a bowl of coffee ice cream then be prepared to enjoy an unforgettable night.

3. She is ok getting dirty - Ladies who tend to be very clean will have issues with getting messy in bed. To be great in bed your girl needs to be somewhere in the middle on the spectrum of total mess – uptight perfectionist. This is because if the girl you are dating is too obsessive she’ll be unable to relax in bed.

4. If she likes to share cost - If a woman offers to go halves on the cost of the date it shows you that she is not a pampered princess and she’s willing to share. Translate these traits into her bedroom personality and it shows you that this girl won’t be selfish when under the covers. She’ll take what you give, but then return the favour.

5. She is comfortable even without makeup - She is happy about her appearance and has a healthy amount of self-worth. One way you can tell your girl possesses both of these qualities is that she doesn’t try too hard. If the woman you date wears a crazy amount of make-up or beats herself up about the smallest failing, it’s a sign that she’s insecure and s£x won’t be as good as it could be.

6. She picks the film - If the girl you are dating tells you where she wants to go and what she wants to do when there, it indicates she’s strong, independent and firm. This means that when you two are getting it on she’ll let you know what she wants and what she needs. You won’t have to guess whether she’s enjoying herself or not and you’ll get some handy and tactful tips if your moves are doing the job.

7. The kiss - The way she kisses is like a preview to the way she will behave in bed; so make mental notes about the way she kisses you. Does she stand still and prod you with her puckered lips? Or does she lean in, running her hands over your body as she kisses you with passion and care? If the girl you are dating moans a little, bites your lip gently or puts rhythm into the kiss – building gradually from slow to fast – then you know that this girl is going to give you the best night of your life.
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