A 28-year-old man, Abacha Wezume, has died in an auto crash four days after he gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt.
Wezume died in the motor accident which occurred on Friday, October 27, 2023 in Rivers State.
The deceased, who hailed from Aluu in Ikwerre Local Government area of Rivers State, had taken to Facebook on Monday, October 23, to announce that he gained admission into UNIPORT.
It was gathered that the deceased had been trying to further his education for years.
“Congratulations to me. Unique uniport thank you. Have just been offered admission,” he wrote.
Hours before he died, he wrote on his Facebook wall; “I ‘m untouchable. I will live to glorify His holy name”
Meanwhile, friends and family members have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased.
“Facebook friend , you told me you’ve gotten admission in the University of Portharcourt , The enemy never allowed you actualize your dream. That enemy be it man or woman shall never know peace in this world. Rest in peace nwanne,’ Victor David wrote.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has initiated the distribution of flyers and posters across the South-East to notify residents of the cancellation of sit-at-home exercise in the region.
The separatist group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful who revealed that the decision was taken in line with its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s directive. He added that sit-at-home will also never again be invoked or deployed as a tool of civil disobedience in the group’s quest for self-determination.
The statement read;
“This is to inform Biafrans about the flyers and posters being distributed all over the South-East conveying our leader’s famous pronouncement canceling Monday sit-at-home, and to inform the good people of Biafrans that sit at home is not only dead, but will never again be invoked or deployed as a tool of civil disobedience in our quest for self determination.
“It is to be stated for the umpteenth time, for those who may feign ignorance of the laws governing the conduct expected of IPOB family worldwide that our supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has ordered the permanent end to Monday sit-at-home in Biafraland and anybody seen enforcing this illegal and non-existent Monday sit-at-home will be apprehended and summarily dealt with on the spot.
“These criminal elements are not working for Biafra restoration nor the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is unlawfully detained in the DSS solitary confinement in Abuja Nigeria.
“Those purporting to be running a Biafra Government in Exile group from somewhere in Finland also known as Autopilot are not IPOB members and their activities do not represent the views of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and rank and file IPOB membership nor the ESN operatives.
“Moreso, it is a shame to the memory of our brave martyrs that gave their lives for the emancipation of Biafra that individuals that never led ordinary street protest in Biafraland or anywhere in the world in support of Biafra restoration can claim to lead our people. This is an absolute disgrace.
“Whoever is foolish enough to associate with such fraudulent social media scam called Government in exile (Autopilot) is doing so at his or her own risk and must not link Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB to it.
“Biafraland is owned by Biafrans and it’s the responsibility of all Biafrans to protect the land from government sponsored agents and armed criminal gangs hiding under the revered name of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra.
“We encourage Biafrans to help in the distribution of the flyers, posters to communities, hinterlands and cities in Biafraland signifying the requim mass for the senseless Monday sit-at-home.
“Anybody apprehended enforcing any sit-at-home is a goner. The Finland based criminal will not save you.”
Iraola becomes the fourth manager from the Basque Country in the Premier League, too, following Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, Unai Emery at Aston Villa and Julen Lopetegui at Wolves.
“We’re so excited to welcome Andoni to the club,” Bournemouth owner and chairman Bill Foley said. “With his contract in Spain coming to an end this summer we wanted to act quickly.
“He was highly sought after by other clubs across the continent, and his style of play has been an important factor in making this decision. His achievements in Spain have certainly been very impressive, and we’re confident that he is the right man to lead our next chapter.
“We have identified a number of targets in the transfer market, which along with our January additions will supplement our strong playing squad to give Andoni the best chance to consolidate our Premier League status and keep progressing.”
Iraola has been at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga for the past three seasons and was reportedly approached by Leeds United this season to replace Jesse Marsch. The Spanish outfit refused to release their manager from his contract, however.
In his first season managing in the Spanish top flight, Iraola led his side to 12th in La Liga, beating Barcelona home and away, while last season, he beat both Barça and Real Madrid. He has been compared to tactically to the likes of Marcelo Bielsa and usually operates with a 4-2-3-1.
Reality star, Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with her first baby with her husband Travis Barker.
Kourtney, 44, surprised her husband by announcing her pregnancy while holding a ‘Travis, I’m Pregnant’ sign at a Blink 182 concert last night, June 16. After seeing his wife’s sign, Travis jumped off the stage and ran towards her to give her a big kiss.
The couple have made no secret of their plans to have a baby together after they got married in Italy last year.
“We are officially done with IVF,” she said in a confessional recently.“We would love a baby more than anything, but I really believe in what God has in store for us. If that’s a baby, I believe it will happen.”
Kourtney and Travis’ IVF journey started after the 44-year-old froze her eggs prior to the start of their relationship in 2020. However, she explained that most of her eggs “didn’t survive the thaw” and “none of them made it to an embryo.”
Kourtney added: “The freezing of the eggs isn’t guaranteed. I think that that’s a misunderstanding. People do it thinking that it’s like a safety net and it’s not.”
She added: “We would love a baby more than anything, but I just really believe in what God has in store for us. If that’s a baby, then I believe that it will happen.”
Kourtney already shares three children with ex Scott Disick, while Blink-182’s Travis is a dad of two with ex-wife Shanna Moakler.
Monica McNutt is a rising star at ESPN. Just tune into any ESPN show that has anything to do with basketball and you’re likely to see her stealing the show for one reason or another. From Get Up to First Take to live coverage of the NBA or women’s college basketball, McNutt knows hoops and ESPN is clearly comfortable letting her cook.
This is not the first profile of McNutt and it certainly won’t be the last. She comes off as the consummate teammate, genuine, funny and grateful. “I’m in a really dope position where ESPN has given me a chance to kind of try some different things,” McNutt told The Big Lead in an interview last week. “Basketball is definitely my first love and I think that there’s tons of runway there for getting creative and having a lot of fun.”
At 33, her career has taken her to the Olympics, NBA Finals, and the NBA Draft so far. The Draft was a surprise highlight as she got to be part what she called a special night for the draftees and their families. While she continues to take advantage of these opportunities, along with her daily duties on studio shows, she has an eye on something bigger. McNutt has worked WNBA games for ESPN and has plans for even more announcing. “I hope that I’m on more game calls,” she said. “That’s the part of the business that I was most attracted to. It’s the biggest reason that I got into the space.”
Between the WNBA, women’s college hoops and the NBA, there will be opportunities and there’s no reason to doubt she’ll get there. About a decade ago she was working as a kindergarten aide and if she hadn’t followed this dream, that’s where she’d still be. “The time I spent in the classroom between undergrad and grad schools, for me it was incredibly meaningful because I love being in the classroom,” said McNutt. “I really did enjoy those kids. My mom and my cousin are career teachers. My sister’s an administrator. So there’s lots of educators in my family. I believe in our youth in terms of obviously being our future. i think they could be meaningful work.”
That meaningful work has continued at ESPN with a program called Grow Our Game. “I love that and I think it’s so important for young girls to have examples and be tangible,” she said. “My career is dope and I’m very thankful. I thank God regularly, but I’m also not a person that believes that we’re here just for ourselves. That would be an isolated and boring life. I think it’s important that we are mindful of our impact on others.”
That impact is something she takes seriously. McNutt wants to share her experiences with the next generation. Even the bad experiences, which she’s noticing more on social media as her career continues to progress. “I’m now in a place where I can encourage young women differently now that it’s starting to happen more,” McNutt said. “I think it’s so important that you are clear on who you are and what your goal is. This idea that we’re going to be liked by everybody, first you’ve gotta throw that out because that’s just not real. Whether you’re on television or you’re just a regular person. I think you’ve gotta be mindful of how to protect yourself and you’ve gotta understand what social media is. That’s something that’s sort of new and developing for me.”
“I think I’m just starting to get to that place in my career where I wonder about the intent of some of the negative feedback. For the most part I’ve been really fortunate that I didn’t get a bunch of go back to the kitchen and you don’t know what you’re talking about because you’re a woman stuff. I’ve been really fortunate. I think a lot of that is because I was working on local television and people did know me. Even when I got ACC Network, it’s not as wide reaching as the main four letters. So that’s starting to happen.”
She says the most important thing to remember is that by engaging, you’re amplifying the haters. Luckily, that’s just a small part of what she repeatedly calls a great job. She’s mindful of where she is at in her career. “It’s funny because I sometimes would get frustrated when folks would look at me and think I’m younger than I am,” said McNutt. “I’ll be 34 in October and I’m very proud of that. So I think as I was trying to make my way there was a question about experience and I’m like, no, I’m not 27 or 26. I’ve been at this for a while, so I think the arc is really cool and I’m just thankful for every step of my journey.”
On a daily basis she gets to mix it up with some of the biggest names at ESPN. Asked to pick a dream panel for a show, she just went down the call sheet. “Windy has his ear to the streets,” she said. “Alan Hahn is my guy from MSG. I think we have a lot of fun together, have really good chemistry. We’re picking on each other. I love when Swagu [Marcus Spears] and Ryan Clark are on. Dominique Foxworth too. Greeny is just so excellent in terms of keeping the energy, keeping the conversation moving. I think JWill is great when he comes in with his segments and we can have fun hoop conversations. It’s a loaded question. Because I think all of us that do Get Up have a ton of fun and bring a fun perspective to the show.”
As a former college player who works women’s basketball games, she hopes it can become a bigger part of the daily conversation, and has seen positive momentum recently. “I think partnerships have to be sincere and like we saw this year, it was a really dope culmination of marketing dollars and support from corporate America talent and a climate that is more and more and more excited about women’s sports,” McNutt said. And the ratings back it up.
“When women’s basketball truly becomes water cooler clatter, then we’ll know that we’re making notable progress,” she continued. “And that is not to dismiss the numbers, the gaudy, fantastic numbers. So many folks were proud of this year’s women’s basketball tournament and that is an example of exactly what I’m talking about now. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just because of basketball that it became water cooler material and led First Take the following Monday, but it was an example of the star power. If Angel or Caitlin were both average players, there’s no way that conversation starts, right? So the fact that there is so much excellent talent in the league, to me, buoys that conversation forward.”
While she watches – and helps – women’s basketball grow, she’ll continue giving her takes on whatever ESPN asks her to. And when she eventually does move on to more announcing work – which she will – remember, she was never out to get anyone. “It’s not personal,” McNutt emphasized. “You can only pick one team. Sometimes you’re on the right side, which to me is so funny and I get it. Fans are passionate. They’re incredible. They’re gonna hold onto your take. I haven’t batted a thousand on every take but I just sort of giggle like ya’ll it’s not personal. I’m gonna get up and say something different probably tomorrow.”
Reggae legend Jah Shaka has died just days after revealing a new tour date.
Jah, who was also known as Zulu Warrior, was a pioneering member of the roots reggae Jamaican sound system in London.
The producer had only recently announced a new tour date for August 19 in the days before he passed.
The news was shared by Horsepower Productions’s Benny Ill, with a Twitter post earlier this afternoon. It was accompanied by a photo of Shaka DJing, and was captioned: “Rest In Power Jah Shaka”. His cause of death is currently unknown.
Dubstep producer the Bug wrote: “So sad to read Jah Shaka has departed this planet … Rest in peace. A heroic figure who kept Dub alive, when few cared … I spent many all nighters being transfixed by his passion and selections.”
He was born in Clarendon in Jamaica and was based in southeast London since 1956. He kickstarted his successful career as an operator on the Freddie Cloudburst Sound System.
He moved to London in 1956, where he experienced the harsh racism associated with the Windrush generation.
The icon described the environment in an interview quoted by In Sheep’s Clothing Hi-Fi, and said: “In the Windrush time, in London, on the doors of the houses, there were signs saying ‘no Blacks, no Irish and no dogs.
“In the 1950s and 1960s in London, there were house parties – 50, 60 people with only record players.
“It helped families know other families, which was important at that time because the people were forced to be segregated.”
But, by the 1970s, the legendary musician was operating his own sound system, The Jah Shaka Sound System, producing many iconic reggae tracks and running his own record label – Jah Shaka Music.
And in 1980, Jah Shaka starred as himself in the movie Babylon, which portrayed the racial tensions he battled when he moved to the UK. His work was recognised for attracting an audience from all backgrounds and ages – which he claimed to be the purpose of his Rastafarian beliefs.
Hillary Clinton was mocked on social media after a video skit was released by Columbia University to announce her new gig teaching foreign policy decision-making at the institution.
That’s right, the woman who failed to secure an embassy in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11, resulting in the deaths of four Americans, and who presided over regime change in Libya that resulted in ISIS establishing control in what Barack Obama would call his “worst mistake,” will be instructing students on foreign policy decision-making.
In January, Clinton was announced by Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger as having received two appointments: Professor of Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Presidential Fellow at Columbia World Projects (CWP).
Bollinger cited her experience as Secretary of State and “her two historic and record-breaking presidential campaigns” as evidence she would be a good fit at the university.
That alone could be a topic of mockery. But the video announcement made things infinitely worse.
CAMPUS NEWS: Columbia SIPA announces ‘Inside the Situation Room’ taught by Hillary Clinton and Keren Yarhi-Milo
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald hammered Clinton over the lame skit and the very fact that she’s teaching a foreign policy class.
“The US official who has urged more wars than anyone over the last 3 decades with the possible exception of John Bolton – including Iraq, Libya, Syria, and now Ukraine – is teaching Columbia students a class called ‘Foreign-Policy Decision-Making,’” he tweeted.
“And boy they’re excited!”
The US official who has urged more wars than anyone over the last 3 decades with the possible exception of John Bolton – including Iraq, Libya, Syria, and now Ukraine – is teaching Columbia students a class called “Foreign-Policy Decision-Making.” And boy they’re excited! 💣💣💣 https://t.co/oKHT18iccJ
Greenwald added to his post by tweeting a famous video of Clinton laughing about Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi being murdered even as the Obama administration at the time was denying they were involved in regime change in the region.
“We Came. We saw. He died,” she said, cackling during an interview.
Video of the moment Hillary Clinton learned — as a result of the war she insisted Obama join — that Muammar Gaddafi had been killed by a street mob (after Obama vowed it wasn’t a regime-change war).