Thursday, 4 June 2015

Starlets! Beverly Naya, Di’Ja & Zainab Balogun Covers tw Magazine’s “Beauty” Issue

Model and TV host – Zainab BalogunNollywood actress-Beverly Naya and Mavin Records newest addition – Di’Ja are the cover girls for the twMagazine Beauty” edition.

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Mariah Carey Will Soon Die Like Whitney Houston For Drug Use: Her Brother Speaks Out

Yikes! Mariah Carey’s brother is throwing some serious shade her way. Morgan Carey is accusing the singer of having an alcohol and prescription pill addiction. 

Mariah Carey, 45, hasn’t spoke to her brother, Morgan Carey, in over two years, but he recently opened up about his fears for what may happen to Mariah if she doesn’t change her alleged dangerous ways.

Morgan’s allegations about his sister are quite shocking — he claims he hasn’t ever seen her sober. “I can’t say that I have ever been around her when she was sober, and that’s very scary,” Morgan told the National Enquirer. “She does not have a support system, and she is not mentally capable.”

Her alleged alcohol addiction, according to her brother, is so bad she could end up like Whitney Houston
“(She) pushed away the only people who’ve been trustworthy. If my sister turns up dead … I’m not going to look the other way! Anyone who’s filling her glass is jeopardizing her life!” 
Hope these two can speak privately about this situation, and finally mend these wounds. Morgan is also worried about the alleged cocktails of pills, he claims she takes daily.

‘Inside some men, lies an unexpressed woman’ - CharlyBoy weighs in on Caitlyn Jenner

Veteran musician Charly Boy has added his thoughts to the ongoing argument about Bruce Jennertransforming to Caitlyn Jenner at 65.
He shared a post on Facebook saying:
I must ask you this question. In our pursuit for happiness, do we focus on the dictates of life based on our social environment or on our own personal need of what individually makes us happy? For the past few days the global social media has been agog with Bruce Jenner sex change, he now wishes to be called Caitlyn.
Surfing through some of our local blogs, I have read some yahoo yahoo comments from Nigerians who feel that their yeye comments are really of any importance in the decision taken by this great Olympian, now, the gender bender.
Yes, I saw Bruce Jenner Vanity Fair interview. I read it over and over, it sounded so gutsy, sincere, truthful and so free. Bruce had always been married, had kids, and a successful career but for a long time he had  never been happy and content with being a man. Sometimes we find it difficult understanding what prompts one to make those kinds of changes that are physically and emotionally permanent and we start to speculate, Maybe he wanted to rebrand, wanted to put himself back into serious reckoning again. Yes, sometimes it can be about the drama and the almighty dollars who is to say. However, It just may be devoid of all those and just be a spiritual journey to finding self, purely a pursuit of happiness, about being free, and finding strength to be that which makes one feel complete irrespective of who’s ox is gored!
My take
It is not one’s masculinity or femininity alone that defines one’s identity, it is the harmony between the two that determines how comfortable and integrated one’s identity is going to be.  In other words, shocking as this may be to the more macho in our midst, inside some men, lies an unexpressed woman. And even more shocking is the proposition that the object of masculine identity development is not the elimination of this woman, but acknowledging the existence of, and fine-tuning the feminine side with the masculine part of the identity. In other words, blending the two fundamental principles of yin and yang to influence our behavior.
The “masculine woman” has become more socially acceptable than the “feminine man”, who is still an object of derision. And herein lies the root of the gender conflict. Women find it easy to pursue their masculinity; men find it disagreeable to even acknowledge, let alone pursue their femininity.  A few people have been able to find that balance and I am happy that Linda lives here, in me? Yesoooooo!
So to those of you in your personal pursuit for happiness whatever it is, climb every rainbow and follow every star till you find your dream.

Doro Boss!! Don Jazzy Releases His Own BBM Stickers (Photos)

The Mavin Records CEO seems to cut into a new investment pie with the recent release of his own set of BBM stickers which can be bought for $1.99.
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How Breastfeeding Can Prevent Breast Cancer

In the first place, breastfeeding does not cause the breast to go flat. Mothers who still shy away from breastfeeding their babies because they think their breasts would go flat, need to have a rethink. Whether or not a woman breast feeds, her breasts would go flat more as a result of ageing and other physiological processes in the body.

Breastfeeding is the most cost effective source of reducing infant mortality and promoting a healthy life and especially for cognitive development.

Breastfeeding, according to paediatricians, provides health benefits for mothers beyond emotional satisfaction. Such health benefits include; cancer prevention, and protection from infectious diseases.

But perhaps one of the most important benefits of breastfeeding is that it does appear to protect against breast cancer, probably by affecting levels of estrogen in a woman’s body, Breastfeeding seems to help prevent, or at least delay, the onset of celiac disease, possibly by introducing tiny amounts of gluten to a baby through the mother’s milk.

In developing countries in Africa and Asia, women breastfed each of their babies for an average of 30 months. Since breast milk is the ideal nutrient for the new born, all women should be encouraged to breastfeed their children for cancer prevention.
New mothers are believed to reduce their risk of breast cancer by breastfeeding their babies, and the longer they continue, the lower their chances of developing the diseases become.

Research shows that one other benefit of breastfeeding babies, includes healthier immune systems and fewer breathing difficulties. The research by epidemiolo-gist Sir Richard Doll – who discovered the link between lung cancer and smoking – may now lead doctors to tell mothers that breastfeeding could protect them from the disease. It was also found that a woman’s risk fell by just over eight percent for every birth.

However, women who have breastfed experience reduced rate of breast cancer in life, thereby providing other health benefits in their babies including protection against celiac diseases

Explosion At Goil Filling Station In Ghana, 75 Dead

Over seventy-five dead bodies have been retrieved at the Goil Filling Station at the Nkrumah Circle in Accra that caught fire during Wednesday’s torrential rains. 

The Ghana National Fire Service has confirmed that officially 75 people are dead and fears the number could rise as the salvage operation continues. 

It is, however, unclear what sparked the inferno at the Service Station behind the GCB Towers and opposite the Vienna City night club. 

Meanwhile, people helping the security services in the rescue operation are telling Starr News that about 96 charred bodies have been found. 

Starr News’ Asabea Akornor who is at the scene reports that the police are still counting and bringing out the victims from their respective homes around the scene of the outbreak. 

The inferno followed hours of heavy downpour in the capital that led to power outages in several communities.

Rising Mavin act, Reekado Banks builds a house for his parents(Photos)

Music star Reekado Banks has shared photos from his ongoing project – a house for his parents.
He shared the photos on Snapchat and on Twitter. He captioned one of the photos ‘In Progress’.

Nigerians Won’t Regret Electing Me, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assured Nigerians that he would do all within his powers to ensure that they would not regret entrusting national responsibility to him by electing him during the March 28 presidential election.

Buhari made the submission in an address he delivered to members of the Nigerian community in Niger during his visit to the country. Adding that his administration was capable of fixing the nation’s problems.

A copy of his speech was made available to journalists in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

Buhari told the Nigerian community that his government was just coming on board and was still in 
the process of setting out appropriate modalities on how to actualise its agenda of revamping Nigeria as contained in the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress. The reason Nigerians voted for him.

He however urged them to exercise patience because “the task of rebuilding Nigeria is an arduous one.”

He reiterated his position that to ensure accelerated development, his administration would concentrate on challenges of insecurity, near economic collapse, pervasive corruption and power shortages.

Punch reports he said:
“I want to reassure (you) that we are going to tackle these challenges head on. Nigerians will not regret that they have entrusted national responsibility to us. We must not succumb to hopelessness and defeatism. We can fix our problems. However, daunting as the task to surmount these challenges may be, they are by no means insurmountable. 
There is now a national consensus that our chosen route to national development is democracy. To achieve our objectives, we must consciously work to improve the democratic system.”
Buhari also assured them that his government would be resolute in ensuring that the country’s regained its enviable position among the comity of nations.

He however said he needed all Nigerians, including those in the Diaspora, to partner his administration in order to realise the dream.
“I want to conclude by urging you to continue to remain law-abiding and to continue to be good ambassadors of the country as we embark on the journey of rebirth, development, evolution and integration,” the President concluded.

Disney Set To Reboot Iconic Whoopi Goldberg Franchise, ‘Sister Act’

Disney is reportedly working out a reboot for popular 90s franchise, Sister Act.
The original Sister Act told the story of a singer hiding out in a convent, played by Whoopi Goldberg, and was released in 1992.
Details of the reboot are still sketchy, as it is unconfirmed if the new movie will be a sequel to the previous movies, or a whole new remake.
Cinderella producer Allison Shearmur and Legally Blonde andShe’s the Man writers Kirsten Smithand Karen McCullah have reportedly been hired to work on the project.
It is also unclear if Goldberg will be returning. Disney is yet to release an official statement.

Revoke Caitlyn Jenner's Olympic Medals-Thousands sign Online Petition against the star
petition has been launched urging the International Olympic Committee to revoke Caitlyn Jenner 's Olympic gold medal. 
Caitlyn won the gold medal for the decathlon in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, but now an online petition claims it was "in violation of committee rules".The petition
 titled ,
"Revoke Caitlyn Jenner's Olympic medals"which is already gathering thousands of signatures was started by Jennifer Bradford who in an open letter to the Olympic Committee,writes

 "It has recently come to light that gold medalist Bruce Jenner is in fact transgender, and therefore, identifies as a woman.
 We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best.
"However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men’s sports and vice versa."
They go on to suggest the medal be revoked completely....

"Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we must ask whether or not it is proper that Ms. Jenner should retain her olympic records in light of this, as we must now either claim that Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people (which we know is not true), or that Bruce Jenner was, in fact, a woman participating in a men’s event," 
 It is only fair to all involved that women receive their credit as champions of the Decathalon and that the men racing Ms. Jenner are not expected to compete with a superior, streamlined being such as herself."
"We urge Ms. Jenner to support the transgender community by giving up the medals earned by competing against the wrong gender.
"Thank you, and congratulations to Ms. Jenner for her courage! #givebackthegold."
It has sparked outrage from Caitlyn's fans, but despite the shock, has already gained more than 2,700 signatures.

Senate approves life sentence for rape, 10 years for incest

The Senate has passed the sexual offences bill which now attracts life imprisonment for anybody found guilty of rape, child sex tourism or deliberate passage of HIV/AIDS to innocent citizens, and other sexual offences.

This was contained in the Sexual Offences Bill sponsored by Senator Chris Anyanwu, which was passed into law yesterday by the Senate.

The bill prescribes life imprisonment for gang rape, 10 years for incest, another 10 years imprisonment for child pornography or more and a fine of N2 million as well as 14 years jail term for sexual offences.

According to Vanguard,Sponsor of the bill and Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Navy, Senator Anyanwu who represents Imo East, expressed happiness on the passage of the bill, which had been pending in the Senate since 2013.

“The new law also provides for effective witness protection programme to protect victims and witnesses in trial for sexual offences.
“It also provides for compulsory documentation, supervision of sexual offenders and medical treatment for victims, which is in line with the global trend and finally, and most importantly, it provides for adequate and stringent punish-ments to perpetrators.”
The new sexual offences law also criminalises people who deliberately lace drinks with drugs to sexually abuse victims, prostitution of persons with mental disabilities, among others.