Tuesday, 18 September 2012

OMG! 19 year old is Uganda’s youngest MP-elect.


Proscovia Oromait Uganda

A teenaged young woman fresh out of high school has won a seat in Uganda’s parliament, adding to the ruling party’s majority but embarrassing some who say her success lowers expectations of lawmakers in the East African country.
Proscovia Oromait, who is 19 and a college hopeful, contested elections deep in eastern Uganda to fill the seat left vacant by her father’s death. President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling party had been desperate for a win there, having lost seven in eight parliamentary by-elections this year. The polls have come to be widely seen as a test of Museveni’s popularity, and some party bosses calculated that she would win with a sympathy vote. The result was Uganda’s youngest lawmaker ever — and a boost for Museveni’s party.
Michael Mukula, a lawmaker who is one of the ruling party’s deputy chairmen, said Oromait’s win had sent “a lot of ripples” through the organization, dividing it into reformers and hardliners who want to win by any means necessary.
“I am a bit concerned and taken aback because of her lack of experience and lack of exposure,” Mukula said of Oromait. “This is not a constituency you want to give a child of that age to shoulder.”
Oromait will represent a place called Usuk, where dirt roads become flooded in the rainy season and where there is only one functional high school. This rural constituency of some 100,000 people is said to be thoroughly impoverished, even by Uganda’s standards. But last week it was thrust firmly into the national limelight, the latest battleground in the ruling party’s quest to claim a reassuring win and silence critics who say Museveni’s popularity is starting to fade. Museveni, who took power by force in 1986, has not said if he will run again in 2016, when his current term expires, but he faces growing opposition within and outside his party to step down and preside over the first peaceful transfer of power in Uganda’s history. Some opponents suspect he may be grooming his son or wife to take over when he retires.
In choosing Oromait, some say, the ruling party was simply trying to stay afloat at a time of rising political activism against the Museveni regime, which has been criticized by rights groups as too eager to use violence to retain power.
“She is a victim of these circumstances,” said Nicholas Opio, a Kampala-based political analyst, referring to the ruling party’s eagerness to win after a string of losses. “I don’t think she was prepared for this. She had even never voted.”
However, according to Opio, Oromait “will be at home in the House in the sense that not much is required of her.”
Barnabas Tinkasiimire, a lawmaker with the ruling party who has the reputation of a nonconformist, said the election of Oromait is an embarrassment to Uganda. “When you analyze that baby,” Tinkasiimire said, referring to the teenage lawmaker, “what kind of knowledge and experience does she have? This is unbelievable.”
Oromait comes across as vaguely confident in interviews, recently telling reporters:
“It’s not about the age … it’s the brain.”
Mwambutsya Ndebesa, a professor of political history at Uganda’s Makerere University, said she could turn out to be a much more inspirational figure than some of her older counterparts.
“She may not have any ideas yet,” said Ndebesa, “but she has the ability to learn
Source : AP


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187 houses submerged as flood sacks 2, 850 persons in Kaduna

Residents of Kaduna state witnessed a heavy downpour that shook the entire State in the early hours of Monday.
The event of yesterday might have come and gone, however, the havoc and heart-wrecking damages resulting from that downpour has remained a source of endless tears and unprecedented anguish among hundreds of its dwellers.
No fewer than 2, 850 persons were displaced and over187 homes, farmhouse and worship centres were swept away by the flood.
A senior officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Baba Ali Mohammed, had statistically narrated that over 187 houses, a Living Faith Church and a farmhouse were submerged in the natural disaster, which befell Gonigora and Ungwar Romi communities.
He said, over 2,850 people from almost 518 households were sacked by the flood, and are now taking refuge in neighboring communities.
“Only 20 people, mostly women, were camped at the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Primary School, Ungwar Romi,” he said
The flood has crippled activities in the two affected communities.
In a related development, Tefan Farms Nigeria Enterprises lost 5,850 fowl and 21,000 fish and feed item worth N2.5 million to the flood.
Areas mostly affected are School Road, Dokaji, Sarki, Fulani and Alkali streets where some houses were erected few metres from the riverbanks.
Narrating his ordeal, a public servant, simply identified as Mr Lucky Inanse said, “My house was completely submerged. In fact, this is double tragedy for me; angry mobs burnt down my house in Zaria during the last year post election crisis.”

“You deserve a national honour” – Fans, colleagues hail 2face as he turns 37

Fondly called 2baba by fans and admirers, the songster has within the last 37 years inspired many younger Nigerians with his music. Known for his popular hit-track entitled: African Queen, a song in praise of the African woman released under the Kenny Ogungbe’s Kenis Music Label a few years back, 2face the Idoma-born Benue State singer is no doubt a five-star artiste. Call him an R&B maestro or a hip-hop poster boy – each label fits him like a second skin.
Born on this day, September 18, 1975 in the Tin City of Jos, Plateau State, the proud father of six alongside his kinsman, Garuba AugustineAhmedu, better known as Blackface teamed up to form the defunct R&B/hip hop group Plantashun Boyz few years ago.
Dailypost learnt that the superstar has since being receiving goodwill messages from fans, friends, colleagues and even top government functionaries. Some of his ardent fans who described him as Nigeria’s ‘King of Pop’ said he should also be honoured by President Goodluck Jonathn. A close insider source said a top politician in Abuja is making plans to host him.On May 2, 2012, 2Face Idibia and Annie Macaulay, a Nollywood actress,got married in Lagos, in a private ceremony.
The singer announced his marriage via his Twitter page. He has a child with Annie Macaulay, and five children from previous relationship.

Ladies, 5 Things a guy notices about you first


Yvonne NelsonYour eyes met, he give you a quick glance and in that split second seems to have made up his mind about you and turned away. What just happened? Well it was a mental checklist and you did pass muster. Read on to find out what a guy notices about you before he decides to ask you out.
Let down your hair
You don’t have to have Rapunzel’s long locks, but a healthy mane definitely attracts men. They fantasise about running their fingers through those locks as they look into your eyes.
A genuine smileDoes your smile reach your eyes? If your answer is in the affirmative you have a reason to grin more because men are good at judging if you have a genuine smile as it says you are having fun and are relaxed.
The pitch of your voiceStudies show that men are drawn to voices in a slightly higher register because they are reliable signs of youth and reproductive health.
Your hip-to-waist ratioIf your waist is noticeably smaller than your hips, it signifies fertility something than men instinctively notice.
Your eyes
People focus on eyes more than they do on any other body part.

LABELS..LADIES AND GUYZ, 5 Things a guy notices about you first..

Makeup Mistakes that Add 10 Years


Photo: Oprah.com

Mistake #1: Using Too Much Foundation

A foundation that's too thick will settle into fine lines and sap the luminosity from your skin. "Only use foundation where you need it to even out discoloration," says makeup artist Frances Hathaway. "You don't have to cover every inch of your skin." When buying a foundation, avoid those described as "matte," "velvet," and "long-wearing"; look for sheer liquid formulas with light-diffusing pigments. (A great option: Chanel Vitalumiere, $55; chanel.com.) If you have dry skin, foundation can look patchy and accentuate discoloration, so exfoliate two to three times a week and always apply a moisturizer after cleansing. Hathaway's favorite moisturizers to use under foundation: Aveda All Sensitive Moisturizer for combination or normal skin ($33; aveda.com) and Weleda Skin Food for dry skin ($18.50; usa.weleda.com). 

Mistake #2: Over-Concealing Your Under-Eye Circles

A thick concealer that comes in a stick or pot will eradicate the shadows under your eyes, but it will also draw attention to the crepiness and fine lines that usually show up in that area first (because the skin there is thin). A better option: A brush-on highlighter pen (like Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector, $11.99; drugstores) that uses illuminating particles, not opaque color, to camouflage dark circles. Apply it only near the inner corners of your under-eye area, where shadows are most prominent (and lines least). 

Mistake #3: Wearing Deep, Dark Lip Colors

A dark color makes any surface look smaller--a welcome illusion perhaps on your hips but not your lips. To make your mouth look fuller (one hallmark of a youthful face), choose bright lipsticks and glosses (peaches, pinks, vibrant reds) over deep shades (burgundies, wines, browns). Makeup artists use another trick to create the illusion of luscious lips: Before applying color, trace a highlighter pencil along your upper lip line, then buff it out with your finger. (Try Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Hollywoodland, $24; narscosmetics.com.)

RELATED: The 7 Best New Coats for Fall 

Mistake #4: Finishing with Powder

Youthful skin reflects light. Powders prevent light reflection and tend to magnify lines in the skin. If powder has been the final step of your makeup routine since high school, it can be difficult to quit cold-turkey. Here's a three-step program: First, switch to a very sheer translucent powder (like Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, $35; lauramercier.com). Then, start using it only on your nose and chin. Finally, trade the powder for a packet of blotting tissues--use one, only on the T-zone (nose, chin, and forehead), if you're shiny midday. 

Mistake #5: Wearing Black Eyeliner

Don't skip eyeliner altogether--it's a great way to make your eyes look more open--but choose brown over black, which can be harsh. And keep the color diffuse. "You want to define the eyes with softness and blending, not strict lines," says makeup artist Troy Surratt. "A thick liner can leave the upper lids looking heavier than they are." The best technique: Trace a brown pencil liner along the upper lash line (into the roots of the lashes), focusing on the outer corners; smudge it with a Q-tip.

Mistake #6: Going Overboard with Lip Liner

A lip liner can define your lips and prevent color from feathering into any lines around the mouth--but choose one very carefully. If you line your lips too heavily, or with a color that's too dark, they'll look tight and pursed. For the most natural effect, your lip liner should match the color of your lips, not the color of your lipstick. Choose a creamy formula that won't adhere to any dry patches, and use it to fill in your lips entirely, so it wears evenly.

Mistake #7: Using Liner and Mascara on Your Lower Lashes

Playing up your lower lashes can make your eyes look droopy and draw attention to dark circles. Instead, curl your upper lashes and wiggle a volumizing mascara into their roots and slowly through the ends for the most uplifting effect. (Try Rimmel ScandalEyes Curve Alert Mascara, $6.99; drugstores.) 

Mistake #8: Skipping Blush

A rosy flush on your cheeks brings instant life to your face. And, if applied correctly, blush can offer a little lift. Smile, find the fleshiest part of your cheek and apply color just slightly above it. Blend the color out toward your temples in circles, not a line, using a big fluffy brush. You want to avoid a stripe of color that stretches along your cheekbones, which can make you look drawn and hollow, says Surratt. 

Mistake #9: Applying Lipstick Straight from the Tube

The borders of the lips soften with age, and any extra lipstick migrates easily. To avoid bleeding color, use your finger or a lip brush so that you don't deposit too much pigment. Concentrate the lipstick in the center of your mouth, and blend it out with a finger. Top it with a moisturizing balm or light gloss. 

Mistake #10: Choosing a Too-Dark Eyebrow Pencil

"Your brow color fades as you age, so the brow pencil that you were using at 25 will look too stark against your complexion at 50," says makeup artist Denise . She recommends Maybelline Define-a-Brow Eyebrow Pencils ($6.95; drugstores), which come in four shades. Choose the one that's a shade or two lighter than your natural brow color. If your brows are starting to get a little wiry, run a clear brow gel over them as well, brushing them up and out toward your temples.

Tisha UnArmed's Inspiring Everyday Life: No Arms? No Problem

Tisha UnArmed (with her dog, Jack) took to YouTube to show people how she navigates life without her arms.Tisha UnArmed (with her dog, Jack) took to YouTube to show people how she navigates life without her arms.
She calls herself "Tisha UnArmed," but once you meet her it's difficult to think of her asdisabled. All of the things we do with our hands every day -- from putting on makeup to driving a car -- this 25-year-old woman does with her feet. And even though she starts every one of her videos by pointing out "And I have no arms!," her cheer, determination, and sense of humor are what takes center stage. 

"If you're always taking the easy way out, then you'll never learn how to do anything difficult," she told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. 

Yvonne Nelson Named Hottest Actress


Yvonne Nelson
Nigerian entertainment website Nigeriafilms.com has named popular Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson as its hottest and favourite actress after comparing her with other top Nigerian and Ghanaian actresses.
The declaration has come barely a week to the actress’s planned huge public premiere of her movie, ‘Single & Married’, on September 22 in Ghana and on the 28th in Nigeria.
Yvonne starred in the movie and produced it too.
The website’s report on Sunday, September 16, compared three Ghanaian actresses- Yvonne Nelson, Jackie Appiah and Nadia Buari- to their Nigerian counterparts- Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson, Ini Edo and Tonto Dike- over who was hot, on and off the screens.
Even though it didn’t define the criteria for how the names were arrived at as well as a deeper meaning to “on and off the screen”, it named the Ghanaian as the hottest.
“When you compare Nigerian actresses with Ghanaian actresses, you will see that the Ghanaian Actresses Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari and Yvonne Nelson are hotter than Nigeria’s Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson, Ini Edo and Tonto Dike on and off screen.”
The website’s correspondent further went ahead to put Yvonne Nelson above the rest, saying, “Especially my favourite Yvonne Nelson is just too hot.”
This follows NEWS-ONE’s reports earlier this year that Yvonne Nelson was Ghana’s hottest actress in Nigeria as far as movie roles were concerned


Nigerian actor bags jail term for engaging in homosexuality

In November 2011, Nigerian Senate passed a strict law banning same-sex marriage, public display of affection and any form of homosexual acts in Nigeria.

An upcoming Nigerian actor, Mr. Chukwuemeka (surname withheld) was recently caught engaging in Gay practice in his Abuja residence. The Actor was having sexual intercourse with another man through the anus.
Consequently, the 28-year old man was charged to court and sentenced to three months imprisonment.
Apparently remorseful, the convict, who resides at Gidan Mangoro, in Abuja confessed he was guilty of the charges against him with flimsy reasons after several denials “I am guilty of the charge against me. I was under the influence of alcohol and I want the court to tamper justice with mercy’’, he said.
The police officer in charge of his case, Mohammed Umar, narrated to the court how Chukwuma forcefully penetrated the anus of the man that was lying beside him on same bed “The complainant claimed that sometimes in August, 2011, he was sleeping on same bed with Chukwuemeka when he suddenly started romancing him. Before he could realize what was happening, he had forcefully penetrated his anus.”

The prosecutor also pleaded with the court to try Chukwuemeka immediately; having pleaded guilty to the crime, he had all along refused to admit.

Nafisatu Buba, the chief magistrate, thereby sentenced him to three-month imprisonment without an option of fine.
“This would serve as warning to other youths who hide under the influence of alcohol to commit crimes,’’ she said.
The convict had once pleaded not guilty, with the excuse that he was under the influence of alcohol, “I came back drunk from the night club and thought I was sleeping on the same bed with my girl-friend and I started romancing her.”
After hearing his own side, the court had insisted that such excuses as alcohol should not be taken seriously, as people should stop committing crimes in the name of Alchohol. However, he was granted bail with the sum of N200, 000, two sureties in like sum, with one of the sureties being a civil servant on Grade Level 09.
Meanwhile, the case took another turn yesterday when the actor suddenly pleaded guilty, and the Magistrate instantly tried him, sentencing him to three-month imprisonment.
It will be recalled that Homosexuality acts are not accepted in Nigeria. The bill – Same Sex Marriage (prohibition) bill 2011 – prescribes 14-year jail terms for convicted gays in Nigeria

Jealous Wife Stabs Husband To Death Over Phone Call


blood stained knifeThe police in Bayelsa State have arrested a 27 years old woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death in the Azikoro suburb of Yenagoa the state capital.
The woman identified as Osas Omoregie according to eyewitnesses stabbed her spouse, Chukwuma Iwu over alleged marital squabbles.
It was gathered that trouble started when the wife of the deceased suspected he was having extra marital affairs due to his alleged late night outings.
The tragic incident which threw the rustic Azikoro settlement into mourning occurred last Friday when the deceased reportedly received a phone call which the wife suspected was from one of his lovers.
The wife’s suspicion and anger over the phone call the source said, might have been fuelled by his alleged absence from home for two days.
“After returning late to his matrimonial home he received a phone call which the wife suspected was coming from his girlfriend and attempted to stop him from answering it”, the source added.
Consequently, a scuffle ensued and the deceased ordered his wife to move out of the house with her belongings, the source further said.
Angered by the wife’s refusal to comply with his order the deceased was said to have reached for a kitchen knife ostensibly to frighten her but she was adamant.
Immediately he dropped the knife, the wife was said to have picked the said knife and stabbed the husband on the chest.
The loud cry of the husband for help attracted neighbours who rushed to the scene and took him to the health facility in the community where he was confirmed dead.
The woman it was learnt turned in herself to the police where she is currently in detention and assisting them in their investigation into the matter.
According to http://omg ghana.com We Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Fidelis Odunna (DSP) confirmed the incident saying the woman voluntarily gave up herself to the police. He said she would be charged to court for murder....

Charles Ohia: Copies Of Michelle Obama’s Speech Should Be Spiral Bound For Jonathan

Michelle Obama
……New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There’s nothin’ you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
Big lights will inspire you.
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York……………”
 The wordings above are culled from the refrain of a very popular song, ‘Empire State of Mind’ rendered by one of America’s best gifts to the entertainment world, Jay-Z. The song which featured the sonorous voiced diva, Alicia Keys, gave Jay-Z his first number one single on the bill-board hot 100 as a lead artist, in his 14yr illustrious career. Suffice it to say that l find the wordings of this particular song quite inspiring especially given the background of its composition and eventual release.
If an opinion poll is carried out amongst the peoples of the world, there would be no prizes for guessing that the result thereof would show that different people are inspired by different things as well as circumstances; ranging from the mundane to the critical. Therefore, it was yet another inspiring moment for me when the just concluded Para-Olympic games in London came to a glorious end. However, one particular event, the finals of the women 200m T11 opened for me a completely different window of inspiration. To be clear, the T11 category of track events is for the completely blind, and it was here the Brazilian Jhulia Santos held the world captive. Running in lane 8, Jhulia and her runner guide tripped and fell while the other competitors raced to the finish line. Realising that she had lost the race, she remained on the tracks and just when you thought she would simply walk off it, Jhulia stood up, braced herself and ran to the finish line. This was at a time when the winner of the race had all but concluded her victory lap. It was therefore no wonder that the whole stadium stood up in rapturous ovation.
And so, having opened that window of inspiration in London, the breath of fresh air (not the variant we all know too well about in these parts), that waltzed through it could be felt in far away Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States of America. And the occasion couldn’t have been better than the Democratic Party’s National Convention. No matter what is enunciated about this nation aptly referred to as God’s own country, one thing anyone can’t vilipend is the sagacious disposition of its leaders, both past and present, to inspire its people. And inspire, in an awesome demeanour, Michelle Obama, the beautiful wife of the America President did, when she took centre stage to deliver a speech that was greeted with an approbation that is still reverberating throughout America.
Living the American dream is a cliché that exemplifies leadership by inspiration for the American people and that is why you find the citizens of this country mouthing it as confidently as they would render their national anthem. It is a cliché that connotes the determination of a nation to ensure that all a citizen has to do to fulfil his or her God given potentials, is simply to dream it. Literarily! The founding fathers of the American nation envisioned this dream, and successive governments have not only cultivated it but have strove to certify that this dream is kept alive in the lives of every and any American who keys into it. The question that readily comes to mind as a Nigerian is how they have been able to do this consistently in their 236year old history as an independent nation. Not surprisingly, the answer is quite simple; ensuring that the social contract between the leader and the led as espoused by the constitution is not in breach.
A very instructive part of Michelle Obama’s awe inspiring speech at the DNC which struck a chord in me, is the part where she said;
‘’…….And l’ve seen how issues that come across a President’s desk are always the hard ones- the problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer….the judgment calls where the stakes are so high, and there is no margin for error. And as President, you can get all kinds of advice from all kinds of people. But at the end of the day, when it comes to make that decision, as President, all you have are your values, and your vision, and the life experiences that make you who you are……….’’
Nigeria presents a completely different proposition in the execution of social contracts, the basis for which any citizen should attempt to dream. Ours is a situation where it is easier to get the chestnut out of the fire than for our leaders to uphold the tenets of the constitution. In these climes, we are inundated with puerile explanations of how President Jonathan is surrounded with men (and women it MUST be said) who ill-advise him and shield him from the harsh realities of the state of our nation. But l am not fooled and l also do not expect any discerning mind to be. As Michelle rightly said, ‘….l have seen firsthand that being President doesn’t change who you are- it reveals who you are’. However, given our penchant for defending the indefensible, l would suggest , granted the assumption President Jonathan is surrounded by the proverbial wolves in sheep clothing, that Reuben Abati as a matter of urgency makes Michelle Obama’s speech as ubiquitous as is permissible to President Jonathan. And l have a few suggestions.
Copies of the speech should be spiral bound and placed in conspicuous places such as his dining table. Nothing would beat reading that speech with an appendage of a bite of cassava bread and a sip of fresh fish pepper-soup. His bedroom should have a copy, for reading relaxation while sharing bedtime jokes with Aunty Pershe. A copy should also adorn his table in the council chambers and his restroom at the villa (recall Fela said something about expensive shit). Copies should be burned into DVDs and played as part of in-flight entertainment in the Presidential Jet, as well as his bullet proof Daimler-Chrysler monster. Finally, the President’s laptop and smart phones should have the speech as their default home screen. My thinking is with constant perusal of and listening to this speech, he may yet begin to appreciate the fundamentals of inspirational leadership, one that would provide the platform to bring an end to the Nigerian nightmare.
As presently constituted, the Jonathan Presidency is epitomized by effeminate luxury, a penchant for unbridled profligacy, and a myopia of ideas that is hilarious at best, and befuddling at worst. But there is hope. He says he would become the most praised President but that can only be achieved through a broad based spectrum of people-centric initiatives and good governance style. I long for the day when as Nigerians, we can also utter and proudly too that, we are living the Nigerian dream.
Michelle Obama inspired me. My wish is that her speech would also inspire President Goodluck Jonathan!

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