Friday, 28 April 2017
One such person was Nicholas Winton, a British stockbroker who risked his life to save Jewish children from what was then Czechoslovakia. All told, he was able to smuggle 669 children out of the country and safely into Britain, with some people dubbing him the “British Schindler.” Though Winton never claimed any serious credit for his actions, he did keep scrapbooks in his attic which had all the children’s information in them. The story was seemingly over—that is, until his wife found his scrapbooks in the attic.
By using the information in the books, Winton’s wife was able to arrange a truly special surprise for her husband. The moment was aired in a BBC series called “That’s Life,” a variety show which featured trenchant journalism, satire and sometimes light entertainment. Though Winton was in the audience for the show on one episode, it soon became clear something unusual was going on.
First, the producer of the show revealed that Winton had been sitting next to one of the children he saved the entire time. At this first revelation, he shed a few tears and received some applause. Still, the true surprise was yet to come. “Can I ask,” the producer says, “is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton? If so, could you stand up please?” After a moment, everyone in the audience stands up and Winton is completely floored.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
GEMS is an employment project supported by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and funded by the World Bank and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). Grants given by GEMS to MSMEs range between $35,000 to $1,000,000 depending on the nature, size and qualifications of your business.
- Your business must fall within the following sectors;
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Construction and Real Estate
- Light Manufacturing (Agro/Industrial Processing)
- You must complete an Application form via this link:https://goo.gl/forms/YCSzEOFI97L6qOgv2
- You must complete a ‘Company Profile’ template (which can be downloaded here: http://sterlingbankng.com/downloads/GEM_Company_Profile.pptx) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org in a PowerPoint format.
Please be informed that the deadline for this application is Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
A Port Harcourt-based pastor, Apostle Ernest Agortey, is said to have married for the third time. According to reports circulating online, Agortey, who is the general overseer of Alabaster House Assembly in Rumuomoi area of Port Harcourt, married a third wife earlier this month of April. The stylish and flamboyant pastor who is from Ghana was said to have granted an interview with City People magazine, where he claimed he caught his first wife sleeping with his mentor.
The pastor was said to have married a second wife, who is of Igbo descent. They have a daughter together.
NAIJ.com gathered that no one knew what went wrong with the second marriage as the second wife was said to have carted away all the Apostle’s valuables without his knowledge when she was leaving him. The pastor who loves light-skinned ladies is said to have gone all the way to Edo state for his third wife. See more photos below:
Monday, 24 April 2017
Friday, 21 April 2017
Abuja based couple, Mr. and Mrs. Imudia Uduehi, have welcomed a set of quintuplets - five girls. According to media practitioner, Lara Wise who shared their story online, the couple reside at Ikenna borehole in Abuja. The wife got pregnant shortly after their wedding and barely 8 months after she conceived naturally, doctors at the National hospital had to bring out her babies through C.S recently.
The babies survived and are doing fine. The family is still at the National Hospital and the babies were named yesterday. Congrats to them.
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
The Nigerian economy is out of recession and growing strong, says United Kingdom-based World Economics.
The organisation, which is dedicated to producing analysis, insight and data relating to questions of importance in understanding the world economy, said this development was reflected in the growth of its April Sales Managers’ Index, SMI, for Nigeria, which rose to 58.5 per cent from 56.7 per cent in March.
According to a report on its website, the organisation said: “April Sales Managers’ Index, SMI, data suggests that the Nigerian economy is continuing to grow out of the recession which saw 10 months of consecutive contraction in 2016.
“The Market Growth Index grew to 58.5 in April as the monthly Sales Growth Index ticked up to 56.7, its highest value since 2015 and representative of rapid growth. Price inflation for April, which is tracked by the Prices Charged Index, remained high at 58.7 – indicative of high levels of inflation. A slowing trend has, however, developed for the past nine months.”
A teenage footballer was snatched and killed by a 16-foot crocodile while training along the banks of a river in Mozambique.
Estevao Alberto Gino, 19, played for Atletico Mineiro de Tete, a club in Mozambique's second division, and was training near the Zambezi river in the western province of Tete.
His coach, Eduardo Carvalho, explains: 'He was training and after jogging he stretched his hands into the water and that was when the crocodile caught him.'
He was not with his team-mates at the time but two neighbours who witnessed the attack estimated the crocodile to have been about 16-foot long, and said 'they could not do anything' to save him.
Estevao, a centre back, had played for the team - named after a Brazilian team - for several years, starting in the youth team.
On their Facebook page they wrote: 'We are mourning our player, our brother, our friend, our son and our eternal central defender Estevao Alberto Gino, only 19 years of age with a promising future, who was the victim of a crocodile on the banks of the Zambezi river.'
They offered their condolences to his family and described his death as an 'irreparable loss'.
Local police spokesman Leonel Muchina said the player's body has not yet been found.
Crocodile attacks are common along the Zambezi river.
Last week villagers in neighbouring Zimbabwe cut open a crocodile and found the remains of an eighth years old boy inside the beast.
Two neighbours who witnessed the attack in Tete, Mozambique estimated the crocodile to have been about 16-foot long (file photo)
Monday, 17 April 2017
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Monday, 10 April 2017
TUNDE had been separated from his wife for years. She lives abroad and they are good friends. After years of enjoying the single life, he eventually fell in love and things started going horribly wrong. His story: “I am a medical doctor with a thriving private practice. Six years ago, I finally plucked up enough courage to ask Maureen out to lunch. She was a junior manager at the bank the hospital used and was always very friendly. Whenever interest rates on fixed deposits went up, she would advise me to push for the highest possible on our account. A professional to the core, I was very impressed with how brilliant and intelligent she was. Not to mention her smashing figure. “She’d just helped push a soft loan I desperately needed to refurbish the hospital when I asked her to lunch as a ‘thank you’ gesture. To my pleasant surprise, she agreed and that was how our relationship started. I was in my fifties with two lovely children.
Their mother had opted to stay behind when I wanted to relocate to the country – our marriage wasn’t working and she had a job she loved with the social service. So, we parted amicably and I so much enjoyed my freedom, I wasn’t really keen on getting married again- until I met Maureen. She was a single mother of a two-year-old daughter and as I got to know her better, she told me she was thinking of leaving the bank to pursue a business in horticulture. She’d completed a horticultural course when she studied abroad and had done a bit on the side for a few clients who’d praised her efforts.
I encouraged her to follow her dreams and gave her financial support to kick-start the business – she already had half of the outlay from her retirement benefits. “Barely a year later, the business had taken off beyond our wildest dreams – thanks to elaborate decorations that are the in-thing at functions these days – weddings especially. With my clout, I was able to get her jobs from reputable companies and friends. “It was around this time we gave a serious thought to getting married.
One thing we both wanted very much was a baby of our own. For the next three years, we tried but nothing happened. In the end, I took her to a gynaecologist who was also a very good friend. He did tests upon tests until it was discovered that only one of her fallopian tubes was functioning. That, coupled with my age, had reduced our chances of having a baby. My friend then suggested we travel to Britain, giving us the address of a top IVF hospital. At first, I was reluctant, but Maureen was in her early 30s and feared her biological clock was ticking fast. And I loved her. So I agreed to go with her. “I won’t bore you with details of the tests we had to do, including my being banged up in a cubicle with pornographic materials to facilitate my ejaculating sperm into a small tube I was given. But, I gladly did all that.
Maureen was then given a series of fertility injections to help her improve her chances of harvesting as many eggs as she could produce. The more eggs that were fertilized and put in her womb, the better her chances of conceiving. The cost of all these procedures was staggering. “After we got a firm date for the IVF, we both came back to Nigeria, with my top nurse giving her the hormonal injections everyday for the duration of the treatment.
We had to push our travelling a few months forward as both of us were busy. When it was eventually convenient for us to go back to the IVF clinic, Maureen began stalling – she had some fresh contracts to fill and she wanted to arrange for her daughter to be looked after by a proper relative. “I couldn’t really believe what was going on, especially when it was her idea to start a family. I was working late in the hospital that fateful day when my daughter came calling. She didn’t want to live with her old man when she finished at the university, so I gave her and her older brother a flat each in a four-flat apartment I had. Bibi, my daughter, and I have always been close – closer than I was with Mike, her brother, who was on the snooty side. He’d let his studies abroad go into his head and believed the sun rose and set for him! “When Bibi didn’t hug me with the enthusiasm she used to, I knew something was wrong. But nothing prepared me for the bomb-shell she dropped. ‘I don’t know how to say this dad,’ she began, looking into her lap, ‘but I think Mike and Maureen are having an affair … ‘
The atmosphere was charged for seconds. Was she insane? What had Mike got to do with Maureen? She went on: “I had seen her a few times, sneaking into Mike’s flat, and just last night, as I made for my car, I heard them arguing, so I stayed back to hear what was going on. Mike was threatening to tell you about them if Maureen was too scared to tell you to your face. I thought I should prepare you for whatever shock they have in stock for you.’ “It was obvious my poor daughter had given coming to me a great thought because there was this sympathetic concern on her face as she finished this sad news she’d brought. I must have looked as shattered as I felt because she offered to stay with me for a while.
I was confused. How long had this been going on? Why didn’t she tell me when it all started? But I couldn’t really blame Bibi – she hadn’t betrayed me. My son had. So had Maureen, and I intended to get to the bottom of this. I called at Maureen’s shop on my way home, mentally kicking myself for not asking her to move in with me when her treatment started. I’d thought we would do that when she got pregnant – a sort of icing on our good fortunes. No wonder she’d been reluctant to go back with me for the IVF treatment, was she now planning to throw me over for my own son? Impossible! “She was her friendly self when I got to her flat. I gave her a penetrating look when she started fussing over me, but she couldn’t really meet my eyes. ‘What exactly is going on between you and my son?’ I asked quietly, silently hoping that she would deny being involved with him. Only, she sat down, shoulders sagging – and burst into tears, weeping profusely that I should forgive her.
That when the doctors said she had only one functioning tube and that I wasn’t as fertile as I used to be, she’d toyed with the idea of finding another man. Only, she’d confided in Mike once and he’d encouraged her to have an affair. If she became pregnant, the child would be passed off as mine as it would have the same genes. Now she was pregnant. Mike was reneging on his promises … ‘’’Now wait a minute!’ I barked.
‘Pregnant?’ You’re actually pregnant?’ I didn’t wait to hear more. I drove straight to Mike’s and asked Bibi my daughter to join us. Quietly, I asked him what madness possessed him to get my fiancee pregnant? He looked a bit scared but tried to bluff things out. Bibi didn’t even know about the pregnancy. She was gobsmsmacked. How many blows is a man to take in one fell swoop? If I’d had a gun, I would have happily terminated the life of this traitor that called himself my son. Instead, I turned on my heels and left. What a disaster, I thought on my way home. Spending all that money, time and emotion on fertility treatments only for my son to reap the benefits of my efforts … “It’s often been said that betrayal always comes from people closest to you. Mike and Maureen eventually had a son and they’re now together.
They’d toyed with the idea of getting married but none of them has the guts to come and discuss anything with me. My own son and my fiancee stabbing me in the back. It is betrayal of the worst kind. It’s going to take forever for me to really understand what happened and come to terms with it. I’ll never trust another woman again.
Friday, 7 April 2017
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