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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Yoruba tribe makes top 5 in List of Highly famous African tribes

November 29, 2018 0 Comments
The African continent is said to have over 3,000 tribes which are incredibly has different languages and Traditions. The continent itself might have evolved greatly in the past two millennia, but tribal influences continue to be a dominant force in most parts. And even though the split-up between tribes has lessened over the years, tribal affiliations still stand as a prevailing source of pride among the natives. With that in mind, let’s briefly look at the 10 most popular tribes in Africa tribes:


1. Zulu

Zulu can be Said to be the most popular tribe in Africa—for a number of good reasons. First, we have the Shakaland, which is acknowledged worldwide as the birth place of the Legendary chief, Shaka Zulu. Secondly, Zulu is also acknowledged for being the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated population of 11 million people.

2. Maasai

Maasai in the list is the second most popular African tribe after Zulu, and it’s mainly because of its deeply rooted traditions and culture. Even when a great majority of African tribes are adopting a modern lifestyle, Maasais still live in Bomas and nomadically move around with large herds of cattle for a living. They mainly feed on meat, drink raw blood, and can be spotted anywhere in East Africa—especially Kenya–wearing Shukas and exceptional beaded jewels.

3. San Bushmen

If you thought everything in “The gods must be crazy” film was all acted up, then wait until you observe the daily lives of the San Bushmen. To begin with, this is the tribe that consists of people who have inhabited Western Botswana and Makgadikgadi pans for centuries. That’s to say they’ve literally survived living in an arid area, which has no drop of water to be spotted anywhere. And not only do they depend on setting animal traps for feeding, but also feed on tubers and roots. Dressed in loincloths, the tribesmen swing bows and arrows on their shoulders, as they lead the way and factually make tobacco from zebras’ dung.

4. Yoruba

Yoruba is undeniably the largest ethnic group in Africa, with a population estimate at about 35 million people in total. They mainly occupy the South Western sides of Nigeria, as well as Southern Benin, with a great majority coming from Nigeria.



5. Xhosa

All across the Eastern-Cape-Province of South Africa, you are likely to come across millions of people who speak with literal click sounds–the Xhosa people. Actually, Xhosa has a number of sub tribes that encapsulate it: Mpondo, Xesibe, Mpondomise, Thembu, Bhaca and Mfengu, with Mpondo being the most popular among them.

6. Hausa

The Hausa are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa, as well as the largest in West African. In fact, it’s not only a racially diverse ethnic group in Africa, but culturally homogenous as well, encircling the people in the Sudanian and Sahelian areas of South-eastern Niger and Northern Nigeria, with a significant number living in Chad, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan and Ghana. They have a restricted dress code: elaborate dresses for men with striking embroideries around the neck, and colourful caps commonly referred to as fula. For Hausa women, there’s the abaya wrapper, which consists of a colourful wrap cloth, a matching blouse, a shawl and a head tie.

7. Himba

Himba tribe, found in Northern Namibia—Kunene region, is basically made up of semi-nomadic pastoralists that comprises of approximately 20, 000 to 50, 000 aboriginals. They are famously known as the “Red People of Africa,” since they use red paste called otjize—a mixture of butter and red clay–to paint themselves red. Also noted in their village is the holy fire (Okuruwo), which is continuously kept alive to represent the ancestors who help them mediate with their God, Mukuru.

8. Oromo

The Oromo tribe is made up of people who inhabit the Southern part of Ethiopia, Northern Kenya and some parts of Somalia. It’s considered the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, which accounts for about 35% of Ethiopia’s population. Basically, the Oromos speak Oromo Language—which is considered a Cushitic version of the Afro-Asiatic lingo.

9. Kalenjin

If you’re a serious fan of athletics, then you definitely know a word or two about this African tribe from the Western Highlands of Kenya. Originally, Kalenjins were referred to as the “Nandi speaking tribe” until early 1950s when they officially adopted the name Kalenjin. Since then, the tribe has consistently been giving birth to elite Marathon runners, making it one of the most popular tribes worldwide as far as athletics is concerned.

10. Chaga

Closing the list is the Chaga tribe from Tanzania. Traditionally, this tribe inhabit the Eastern slopes of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, and are mainly concentrated around Moshi in Tanzania. In Tanzania, they are regarded as the first tribe to embrace Christianity during the colonial times, which in turn gave them a better access to advanced health care and education in Tanzania.

Meet 14-Year-Old Indian Developer who Earns $1.25 Million as Salary at Google

November 29, 2018 0 Comments

A young Indian boy at the Age of 14 started earning over $1.25 Million as salary, he is a software programmer who created Watson applications. IBM’s artificial intelligence platform.

He is well known for his exceptional intelligence, is currently working for Google with a salary of $ 1.25 million. He developed several applications and published a book.

Although he attracted IBM’s attention for the first time at the age of 11, Bakshi was already a brain in the technology sector. At five, he was already learning to code.

His father Puneet Bakshi worked as a computer programmer for several years. He was an inspiration to his son.

“It was so fascinating to me that computers can really do something,” Tanmay Bakshi told CNBC Make It. “I wanted to know how a computer works and see how to control computers and tell them what to do. ”

At age seven, Bakshi created a YouTube channel where he taught coding and web development. With each video download, he received thousands of questions from people around the world.

Realizing that there was a lack of knowledge about programming and machine learning, he set himself the mission for his YouTube channel to teach 100,000. Today, he has more than 200,000 subscribers.

Tanmay Bakshi at the age of 8 learned how to develop iOS apps. At the age of 11, he developed his first application, “Ask Tanmay”.

Female University Graduate Dies In Fatal Road Accident Hours After Her Convocation

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Deborah
 
An English Language graduate of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State simply identified as Deborah has died after she was involved in a fatal accident yesterday, shortly after her convocation ceremony.
 
It was gathered that Deborah had attended her convocation ceremony at TASUED on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 before the tragic incident.
 
She celebrated with her mates and took photos but didn't know the ugly fate that awaited her.
 
The tragic incident has left her loved ones in shock and pain.
 

UTME: JAMB Set To Commence 2019 Registration In December

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File photo: Students writing an exam
 
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday said it was set to commence registration for 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in December as scheduled.
 
The Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service at the board’s Computer Based Test Centre in Abuja.
 
According to Benjamin, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet.
 
He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible, as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019.
 
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this after the meeting.
 
Benjamin said it was commendable what the President had done as he was someone, who had always had the interest of the masses at heart and would prove to ensure that no Nigerian was deprived of tertiary education.

“The president has overtime, expressed concern that the charges were high.

“Our consistent remittance has proven that something could actually be done and even if charges are reduced, examinations can still be conducted with no service suffering any issue of funding.

” The president has taken this bold step, we will see what happens after this reduction and if need be for further reduction, Mr President will do so in no distant time because he has concerns for the ordinary Nigerian on the streets. ”
 
Benjamin reiterated the board’s readiness to continuously give the general public the desired impact to further enhance institutions through conducting transparent and credible examinations at its CBT centres, nationwide.
 
He explained that organisations and agencies chose to conduct their exercises at JAMB because of the trust and confidence they had for the board to deliver.
 
“Before each examinations, we charge the candidates to conduct themselves in the best way because once you breach the examination’s code of conduct, you will be immediately sent out of the hall.

“We are very firm, determined and irrespective of whoever is involved, our benchmark is that you must behave accordingly as expected of you,” he said.
 
ACG Olapolu Fatade, Human Resource Department of the NCS, who also spoke to newsmen, explained that the promotion for 10, 498 officers cut across officers of different ranks across the country.
 
According to Fatade, the agency chose to conduct the exercise in JAMB CBT centres because of its credibility and timely results.
 
He further explained that questions for the officers were based on tariffs, enrollment, ICT, Administration as well as export procedure and exercise, which were the core functions of the departments.
 
He said that the officers, if promoted, would be expected to put more efforts in their duties while giving younger officers an opportunity to emulate them in hard work and sincerity.

UTME: JAMB Set To Commence 2019 Registration In December

November 29, 2018 0 Comments
File photo: Students writing an exam
 
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday said it was set to commence registration for 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in December as scheduled.
 
The Head of Media of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, announced this while addressing newsmen during the conduct of promotion exercise for the Nigerian Customs Service at the board’s Computer Based Test Centre in Abuja.
 
According to Benjamin, no specific date has been fixed for the commencement of the registration yet.
 
He, however, said that plans were underway to do so as soon as possible, as the board was initially waiting for the pronouncement of the presidency on the reduction of the examinations fee, which was formally announced on Wednesday.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the downward review of the examination registration fees from N5,000 to N3,500 effective from January 2019.
 
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced this after the meeting.
 
Benjamin said it was commendable what the President had done as he was someone, who had always had the interest of the masses at heart and would prove to ensure that no Nigerian was deprived of tertiary education.

“The president has overtime, expressed concern that the charges were high.

“Our consistent remittance has proven that something could actually be done and even if charges are reduced, examinations can still be conducted with no service suffering any issue of funding.

” The president has taken this bold step, we will see what happens after this reduction and if need be for further reduction, Mr President will do so in no distant time because he has concerns for the ordinary Nigerian on the streets. ”
 
Benjamin reiterated the board’s readiness to continuously give the general public the desired impact to further enhance institutions through conducting transparent and credible examinations at its CBT centres, nationwide.
 
He explained that organisations and agencies chose to conduct their exercises at JAMB because of the trust and confidence they had for the board to deliver.
 
“Before each examinations, we charge the candidates to conduct themselves in the best way because once you breach the examination’s code of conduct, you will be immediately sent out of the hall.

“We are very firm, determined and irrespective of whoever is involved, our benchmark is that you must behave accordingly as expected of you,” he said.
 
ACG Olapolu Fatade, Human Resource Department of the NCS, who also spoke to newsmen, explained that the promotion for 10, 498 officers cut across officers of different ranks across the country.
 
According to Fatade, the agency chose to conduct the exercise in JAMB CBT centres because of its credibility and timely results.
 
He further explained that questions for the officers were based on tariffs, enrollment, ICT, Administration as well as export procedure and exercise, which were the core functions of the departments.
 
He said that the officers, if promoted, would be expected to put more efforts in their duties while giving younger officers an opportunity to emulate them in hard work and sincerity.

Singer Seyi Shay Looking Sleek & S*xy In New Photos

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Seyi Shay
 
32-year old United Kingdom returnee, Seyi looks appealing in this shiny gown which she rocked to the Google Impact Challenge event.
 
Seyi Shay is known for her energetic and seductive dance steps. She posted the pictures online with the caption; "Read for a challenge"
 
The Lagos-based singer, songwriter, Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay is presently 32 and she is still single.
 

Nigeria Govt Freezes Bank Accounts Of Suspected Looters

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Traval ban
 
The federal government has frozen the bank accounts of suspects being tried in court over allegations of corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, TheCable has reported.
 
Recall that on March 30, The Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, had released the list of alleged looters.
 
Subsequently, the federal government placed a travel ban on the affected persons, although the list is yet to be officially made public.
 
Among those listed were Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser; Dieziani Alison-Madukwe, former minister of petroleum resources; Kenneth Minimah, former chief of army staff; Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff; Inde Dikko, former comptroller-general of customs; and  Bala Mohammed, former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT).
 
Others are Stella Oduah, a serving senator; Babangida Aliyu, former Niger State governor; Jonah Jang, former Plateau governor; Nenadi Usman, former minister of finance; Bashir Yuguda, former minister of state for finance; Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation; Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications and Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP.
 
However, speaking with TheCable, one of the affected persons who is a former minister, said: “I issued a cheque of N250,000 to a friend and it was turned down.

“When I called my account officer, he invited me for a meeting, where I was told there is a ‘post no debit’ instruction on all my accounts because of the executive order. They told me I am not the only one affected. All persons undergoing trial are affected.”
 
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had in October 2018 signed for the implementation of the Executive Order No. 6 on the “preservation of suspicious assets connected with corruption and other relevant offences.”

APC Chieftain In Kano Urges Buhari To Attend Presidential Debate

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President Buhari
 
Atiku Ahmad-Dungurawa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to attend the proposed presidential debate.
 
NAN reports that Ahmad-Dungurawa, the Coordinator, Door-To-Door Campaign for Buhari/Ganduje, made the call while addressing a news conference in Kano on Tuesday.
 
According to him, Buhari has achieved a lot, especially in the area of infrastructural development, security, economy and above all, the fight against corruption.
 
He said the debate would give Buhari the opportunity to inform Nigerians about the achievements his administration had recorded as well as clear areas of misconception about his government.
 
“I am really in support that Buhari should participate in the presidential debate in view of the fact that he has achieved a lot, especially on infrastructure development in the country.’’
 
Ahmad-Dungurawa said that due to adequate measures being taken by the Buhari-led administration, the security situation had improved and the economy stabilised.
 
“Between 2011 and 2015, the security situation in the entire Northeast was terrible but now there are a lot socio-economic activities going on in the region as a result of the improvement on security,’’ he said.
 
Ahmad-Dungurawa expressed optimism that Buhari would floor the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar because according to him Buhari has been able to fulfil the promises he made to Nigerians during his electioneering campaign in 2015.
 
He urged Nigerians irrespective of their political and religious inclination to support Buhari’s re-election bid to enable him consolidate on the achievements recorded in order to take the country to greater heights.
 
He commended the President for reviewing upward the salary of Police personnel, saying the gesture would go a long way in boosting their morale.

Timaya disclose Why He Has Not Married His 2nd Babymama

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Timaya and Tamar
 
Timaya has made it clear in the past that he is not getting married anytime soon.
 
The musician who welcomed his third child, a boy with his girlfriend, Tamar, is obviously not changing his stance.
 
He took to Instagram to celebrate the opening of her interior decor showroom in Lekki, Lagos .
 
When a fan wished he would one day refer to her as his wife, not a boo, he replied that marriage is not the most important thing in life - happiness is.
 
Read how the conversation went:
 

Argentina Waiting For Messi

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Lionel Messi
 
Argentina are waiting for Lionel Messi “with open arms”, Gabriel Mercado has told Goal, with the Barcelona star currently in self-imposed exile from international football.
 
Having seen his World Cup dreams dashed again in 2018, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and modern day icon has stepped away from duty with his country.
 
Messi is fully focused on domestic matters for now, with the decision taken to remove himself from contention for call-ups in recent squads.
No retirement has been announced, though, having previously backtracked on taking such a decision, and the Albiceleste remain optimistic that their talismanic skipper will return soon.
 
Sevilla defender Mercado hopes that will be the case, telling Goal: “Argentina without Messi isn’t the same.

“We have to respect his decision, he has his reasons for wanting to take time out and if he wants to consider a return at some point, that will be really important.

“All Argentineans are waiting for him with open arms, so we have to wait and see what will happen.”
 
Messi, who boasts an Olympic gold medal among his collection, is still waiting on a first senior honour with Argentina.
 
He has endured painful defeats in World Cup and Copa America finals, with the pressure of shouldering the expectations of a nation weighing heavy at times.
 
A last-16 exit was suffered in Russia over the summer, with a difficult qualification campaign and regular changes in the dugout doing an inconsistent team few favours.
 
“It was really difficult for Argentina since the qualification with three different coaches,”Mercado said.
 
“Jorge [Sampaoli] arrived and tried to implement his ideas and we couldn’t do it at the World Cup.
 
“It is not easy to play a World Cup because all the teams want what you want. Argentina had additional pressure because at the last World Cup they lost the final and would only be happy with winning the cup.

“We tried, it was our dream, but unfortunately we couldn't do it and Jorge had to leave us.

“I will always have a huge respect for him because he helped me to join Sevilla and to play at the World Cup. I wish him the best.”

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

World's largest Cow cannot be killed because of its size

November 28, 2018 0 Comments


Knickers, a seven-year-old Frisian Holsteiner, is more than twice the size of the other cows in Myalup, Western Australia.

Holstein Frisians are a dairy cattle breed and usually weigh about 1,500 pounds and are kept about 4 feet 1 degree.

Even bulls of the race reach 5 feet out of 10 and weigh 2,200 pounds.

The butcher says the giant would produce about 1,400 pounds of sliced ​​"salable" meat, enough for 450 pieces of meat and 370 kg of minced meat.

The cattle giant stands in head and shoulders in front of other livestock and weighs an incredible 1.4 tons.

Owner Geoff Pearson, whose beast is the largest of his breed in Australia, said, "It was too heavy." I could not run it through a processing plant.

"I just want to live happily ever after."

The beasts cost £ 225 and they bought it as a "bus" to take over the stove.
Knickers are technically a Boer, a castrated cattle.

Geoff continued, "When I was young, we got another cow.

"So his name was BH ... so we had bra and panties, we never thought it would be great footwear."

Geoff Pearson has about 20,000 cattle.

Gigantic Python killed after swallowing A Dog in Anambra

November 28, 2018 0 Comments

This morning, an incident between a dog owner and a python occurred at the crossroads of Oba in the state of Anambra.

The big reptile reportedly swallowed a dog before it was hit by the discomfort owner.

The incident attracted many people as villagers gathered on stage to see the dog owner show his death.

It was claimed that the snake was later destroyed and the body of the already deceased dog was removed from his stomach.

New Noah's Ark Built by a Dutch Carpenter to prove God's existence

November 28, 2018 0 Comments

60-year-old dutch carpenter who built a full-on, life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark in order to prove God’s existence, has said that he will sail it to Israel.

The Dutch carpenter named Johan Huibers spent four years and $1.6 million crafting the boat, which also has some life-size wooden animals including a giraffe and gorilla.



It has attracted impressed onlookers since it was first placed in the Maas River, in the south of the Netherlands, back in 2012 – but Huibers says he has big plans for it.

The devout Christian said he embarked on the project “to prove that God exists”, and said he believes every word of the Bible.




Speaking to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, he said:

“My preferred destination for the ark is Israel.” Before adding that he’d read the bible ‘cover to cover’. Why bother, mate? Could have just stopped at the bit in the Old Testament where Noah gets a mention.

“This is a copy of God’s ship,” he explained. “It only makes sense to take it to God’s land.”

In its current form, Johan’s ark is popular with visitors, with hundreds of thousands of tourists making the journey to explore the massive boat, which is longer than a football pitch and has five floors.



Johan says he built the ark as an attempt to ‘show people that God exists’, and that he wanted ‘children to come here and feel the texture of the wood, see the nails and see that is written in the book is true’.