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|Health / Addicts Now Smoking Energy Saving Bulbs To Get High; See How by massmediang: 8:21pm On Dec 03|
The menace of hard drugs in Nigeria, especially the eastern part of the country has continued to throw up shocking revelations about emerging forms of abuse.
What many may not know is that most of the materials, legal substances and home utilities are now being converted to materials for getting high or for smoking hard drugs. The latest in this revelation is the use of energy bulb in smoking hard drugs.
Massmediang investigation revealed that energy bulbs that are shaped in form of pipes are now used for smoking methamphetamine (meth) popularly known in the South eastern part of Nigeria as Mkpuru mmiri.
It was discovered that when some young boys buy energy bulbs shaped like pipes.
They actually use them to smoke mkpuru mmiri also called ice or guzoro.
It was gathered that when they buy this bulb, the head is unscrewed while the tube is used to smoke ice. The ice is placed inside the bulb and a lighter or any other fire source is used to gently melt the ice.
A shop owner in Owerri, Imo state, Mrs Gladys who spoke to Massmediang said boys usually come to her shop to buy energy bulb but she started suspecting something was wrong when they started requesting for the bulbs frequently.
“I didn’t even know they were using these bulbs for something else. Some of them buy the bulbs and as they step outside the shop they unscrew the head of he bulb and thrown it away.
It was when I started asking some people questions that I was told they use the tube shaped part of the bulb to small mkpuru miri.
This is a shocking revelation. So when next you see your brother, son or daughter always buying energy bulbs that are shaped like tubes or pipes you might have to become more curious and watch the person’s lifestyle.
|Politics / Hilarious! Watch Viral Video Of Kenyan President Looking At A Woman’s Backside I by massmediang: 5:05pm On Dec 02|
He probably did not know the camera could capture him as he took a quick look at the woman’s backside.
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya had just finished handing over what looks like an award to the woman and as she stepped out he took a quick look as her backside. The woman was wearing a tightly fitted skirt which probably drew Uhuru’s eyes to what she had behind.
The president could not resist but look at the woman’s backside with a smile on his face and this video has since gone viral.
|Health / Tanzanian Doctor, Nurse Suspended For Having Sex, Moaning & Disturbing Patients by massmediang: 4:47pm On Dec 02|
*A hospital in the Tabora municipality in Tanzania has suspended two of its medics over misconduct in patients' ward
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|Family / Mother, Daughter Involved In Terrible Canon Shots Accident by massmediang: 12:43am On Nov 15|
Canon shots are called Mkponani by Igbo-speaking people of Nigeria. Canon shot is an improvised explosive device (IED) which is made of compressed gun powder and sand in metal jacket. The metal jacket is shaped into a pipe placed in the ground.
Just like in every other business, accidents occur and most times they are unforeseen. One of such work place accidents happened in the canon shots business when a man who was getting ready some canons for a contract he had, encountered a terrible incident that involved his wife and four year old daughter.
This is one pathetic story that will surely touch you.
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|Culture / Uchu River In Umuchu, Classic Cultural Heritage by massmediang: 10:11pm On Oct 20|
Rivers give identity to communities in African societies. This identity pattern also applies to rural African societies. In Anambra state, Nigeria, one of the top tourism sites is the great Uchu river. It is located in Umuchu, Aguata local government area of Imo state.
The name of the community – Umuchu – was derived from the name of the river, Uchu. History has it that the great Uchu river protected people of the communities during times of war in the olden days. People ran to the river for protection and when enemies pursued them to that place, such enemies perished mysteriously. The great Uchu river is today, one of the top tourist attractions in the entire South East region of Nigeria. Watch the video below for more on the great Uchu river.
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|Autos / FRSC To ‘impound’ Vehicles That Don’t Have Razor Blade, Torchlight, Others by massmediang: 10:07am On Sep 07|
When you fail to meet the requirements that permit you to drive on Nigerian roads, note that you would be stopped by the appropriate road safety administration agency. There’s also a possibility your vehicle could be impounded and here’s why.
Many drivers on Nigerian roads usually get scared or angry when they come across FRSC officials on the highway. A number of times, such drivers are not even aware of the documents and items they ought to possess in case they are asked to provide them by the FRSC officials. Well, the FRSC has updated the list of items and documents they require from drivers stopped on the highway and you need to know what they are. This article presents the documents or items required by FRSC officials when they stop your car.
1. Driver’s licence
2. Proof of ownership
3. Insurance certificate
4. Certificate of roadworthiness
5. Vehicle license
6. C-caution sign
7. Fire extinguisher
8. Expiry dates on tires
9. Spare Tyre
10. Razor blade
12. First aid kit
14. Extra Fan Belt
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|Culture / Ogene Nkirika Festival, A Parade Of Beautiful Culture And Exciting Rags (video) by massmediang: 10:58pm On Aug 30|
Oguta is one of the most-sort-after tourist destinations in Nigeria. The town is located in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State. It is well known for the famous Oguta lake, one of Nigeria’s top tourist attractions.Due to the rich cultural heritage of Oguta people, there are several tourist attractions in the town. One of them is Ogene Nkirika Festival.
Ogene Nkirika is a festival held annually in Oguta Ameshi as part of events preceding the Omerife festival, which is likened to the new yam festival in Oguta land. Oguta Ameshi is the heart of Oguta land.
After Ogene Nkirika, comes the Ogene Oma festival which ushers in the Omerife festival where different families cook special delicacies using yam and sharing same with friends and family members. Ogene Nkirika is celebrated every August and it is a beautiful carnival involving exciting music, dancing, merriment, and dressing up in outrageous costumes. Some young men dress as women, depicting different trades and ages, some others dress in Halloween costumes while others just dance and parade along Ameshi road in Oguta, which is the meeting point of all displays and fun.
The year 2021 edition of the festival was colourful and eventful. Watch the video below to appreciate what happened at the Ogene Nkirika festival 2021.
|Family / 85-year-old Grand Ma Rocks Hip Hop Dance Better Than Young Boys by massmediang: 12:21am On Aug 30|
The saying that an old woman never gets tired in the dance she knows better recently played out in Imo State where an 85-year-old grandmother was spotted dancing to hip hop music with younger boys. This happened during a festival held last week in Oguta, where people engaged in street parade and dancing. The woman looked more energetic than the young boys who had organized the dance party. Watch this viral video;
|Sports / Lionel Messi’s Used Tissue From Barcelona Farewell On Sale For N500 Million (pho by massmediang: 12:47pm On Aug 22|
Though this might be the most expensive used tissue in recent times, there are some fans who wouldn’t mind having it if they have the money.
Argentine football star Lionel Messi, 34, shocked the football world when he bid adieu to Barcelona.
The press conference where he struggled to hold back his tears while bidding farewell to the club had gone viral.
It was indeed an emotional moment for all Messi fans out there.
Messi’s exit press conference has come to mind again in a strange way. It’s about the tissue Messi used to wipe his tears during the press conference. Yes, you read that right. The tissue is up for an auction on a website named Meikeduo. It has been priced at $1 million.
The tissue was collected by an anonymous person after Messi threw it in the bin, reported Gulf Today. The person then put up advertisements on popular websites and announced the whopping price, perhaps with dreams to make a fortune out of the soggy tissue.
Messi addressed his final Barca press conference on August 8. He bade an emotional farewell to the Spanish football club after his successful 21-year-old career with the club. During the press conference, as Messi started tearing up, his wife Antonela Rocuzzo passed him a tissue to wipe his tears. However, the star footballer wouldn’t have guessed the aftermath of this tissue.
For more, see https://massmediang.com/lionel-messis-used-tissue-from-barcelona-farewell-on-sale-for-n500-million-photos/
|Celebrities / Obi Cubana’s Roommate In School Opens Up, How They Lived In Akintola Hall by massmediang: 3:44pm On Jul 22|
Socialite and business man Obi Iyiegbu (Obi Cubana) is still the most popular name in the country following the high level celebration of his mother’s burial last weekend in his home town Oba Anambra state. After the ceremony which saw many of his friends coming out to splash wealth as a way of celebrating him, virtually every aspect of his life and businesses came to limelight especially on social media.
Massmediang caught up with his room mate at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he studied Political Science from 1994 to 1998. His room mate, who simply identified himself as Chukwudi said he stayed with Obi Cubana back then in their 100 level. He was studying Industrial Chemistry while Obi Cubana was studying Political Science. They stayed together in Room 417 Akintola Hall, Nsukka. They were four in the room and all had a good relationship.
Chukwudi told Massmediang that Obi Cubana’s nick name back then was Yankee and he was a humble and accommodating young man. Chukwudi said Obi Cubana started exhibited willingness to assist others as far back as his university days.
“Yankee (Obi Cubana) was a nice guy back then. His willingness to assist people didn’t start today. Back then he wasn’t even among the richest students. He was just above average economically but he was always willing to share with others. We stayed together in year one before he moved out to stay off campus.”
“Back then Yankee (Obi Cubana) will take you to canteen to eat even when he didn’t have much. He would make sure you didn’t have problem with feeding if you had any challenge. As his room mate I found him very nice and accommodating.”
Chukwudi further said he was not surprised that Obi Cubana had attained this level of philanthropy as he had shown these signs way back at UNN. “He has always been a nice guy. You can ask his other friends and classmates. As for attending lectures, he was also very regular in class because back then you hardly found any student that missed lectures. People were willing to learn back then, so by default, we were all very regular in class.”
|Business / How I Made My First Million – Obi Cubana by massmediang: 6:06pm On Jul 21|
You definitely know who is called Obi Cubana by now. This story could serve as a source of inspiration to you depending on how you see it. After recently organizing a lavish burial for his mother where his friends came and splashed huge sums of money, people have been saying all sorts of things about his source of wealth but he has given insight on how he started off and ended up huge.
The club owner, Obi Cubana, has revealed how he made his first million naira after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in Abuja. The Chairman of Cubana Group, Obi Iyiegbu made this known during an interview with BBC pidgin, as reported by WithinNIgeria.
Reacting to concern over the source of his wealth, the 46-year-old billionaire stated that his riches were as a result of hard work.
According to him, during his NYSC program in Abuja he was paid a monthly allowance of over N100 and additional N2,000 from his place of Primary Assignment at the National Assembly.
He revealed that after his inability to secure a job after his NYSC program, he was introduced to the real estate business, where he met a client who wanted to furnish a house.
Obi Cubana said after furnishing the house for the client, he was gifted N500,000 and he also made over N600,000 in profits for the job.
“That was the first N1.1 million I made before I joined contract work in Abuja. I signed a contract with PPMC, made a little money, then bought my Mercedes V-boot,” he said.
The political science graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka further stated that he invested the money he made into a garden beer parlour before he established Cubana.
|Education / Obi Cubana’s First Son, Alex, Wins Six Awards In School by massmediang: 3:15pm On Jul 20|
The name Obi Cubana has become a household name in West Africa and beyond. This is definitely based on the chains of businesses owned by this socialite, Obi Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana. Some people may have heard about his wife Ebele Iyiegbu who is also doing well as a lawyer, event planner, and owner of an impressive foundation that cares for the less privileged in the society.
What many do not know is that Obi Cubana has a son who is also excelling in his school, and probably following the footsteps of his father by conquering territories early in life. His name is Alex Iyiegbu, the first of four sons in Obi and Ebele Iyiegbu’s family.
Alex’s mother, Ebele, took to her Instagram page sometime in 2019 to reveal the achievements of her son within seven years of his life. The information she provided showed that Alex had won series of outstanding awards as a young boy, and this impressed his mother and made her very proud. According to her, Alex had bagged 6 notable awards from his school.
The story showed that Alex had excelled in a debate competition, coming out with the first position. He was also recognized for best effort in Arts. He also had a high performance platinum award, best student in Music and recognized for leadership skills.
Sharing photo of her son holding his certificates sometime in 2019, Ebele wrote: “Alex bagged 6 awards and exited year 7 in style”. Here are the awards and recognized of Alex which were listed by his mother, Ebele;
1) First position in DWC debate
2) Best effort in Arts (year )
3) High Performance platinum Award
4) Tayo Aderinokun Leadership Award (with an iPad)
5) Best student in Music ( year 7)
6) HPL art competition
It is clear that Alex is following the footsteps of his father by excelling in his school. When you hear in future that one of Obi Cubana’s sons is managing his empire successfully, don’t be surprised.
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|Business / Coca Cola Is Deceiving Nigerians, Angry Man Rants by massmediang: 10:37am On May 20|
Man rants over price deception by coca cola Nigeria. In this video, the man complains that the price written on the bottle of coca cola is different from what it is sold in the market. The says if coca cola wants to protect the company's image they should wade into the deceptive practice and harmonize the prices with retailers.
|Travel / Top 10 Tourists Sights You Should Visit In Ghana by massmediang: 8:04pm On Mar 02|
Ghana is one of the most exciting destinations in Africa. There’s definitely a reason for that. This country is richly blessed with cosmopolitan cities, exotic wildlife, amazing beaches, and rich history. If you love places with vast diversity and interesting adventure, then Ghana is the place to. The country has numerous tourist attractions which can make your visit very interesting and memorable. There are several sensational tourist destinations in Ghana but the top which we think you should visit anytime you find yourself in Ghana are listed below.
The Cape Coast Castle
Mole National Park
If you love wildlife and nature, the Mole National Park presents an exciting adventure you’ll never forget. It is located in the northwest Ghana and it is the largest park in the country. Mole National Park protects an area of savannah and forest in northern Ghana.
Kumasi is the second largest city in Ghana. It is located in the southern central part of the country. It is the capital city of the Ashanti Region, in southern Ghana and it is popular as a center for Ashanti culture.
Kakum National Park
Kakum National Park is one of Ghana’s most visited attractions.
Busua Beach is another amazing place you should checkout while in Ghana. At Busua Beach, tourists and all kinds of visitors get an awesome opportunity to unwind their day while beholding the amazing view of the magnificent Atlantic, also enjoying the beautiful sunset. Locals are super friendly and helpful without being intrusive, just always on hand to assist visitors in need. An array of luxury hotels surrounding the beach give you exciting experiences of the amazing culture of Ghana, especially their food culture.
Bobiri Butterfly Sanctuary
Bobiri Forest Reserve and Butterfly Sanctuary is one of the most popular ecotourism centers in Ghana.
Lake Volta, Ghana
Lake Volta is another amazing tourist attraction in Ghana. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to visit the largest artificial reservoir in the world based on surface area, and that is Lake Volta.
Bonwire Kente Weaving Village
You must have heard of the popular Kente cloth which Ghana is known for. Well, you should visit the origin of that fabric, which is the Bonwire Kente Weaving Village.
|Education / Worst Cases Of Torture Against Househelps In Nigeria In 2020 (disturbing Video) by massmediang: 4:02pm On Jan 14|
Child abuse, child labour, torture and man’s inhumanity to maids is not peculiar to Nigeria. It is a challenge that even exists beyond Africa. However the alarming rate of increase in such incidents in Nigeria, especially against house helps, is becoming worrisome. In most cases, the maid’s parents promise to put kids in school when taking them from their parents but what eventually happens at the caretaker’s home is better imagined. Such incidents are either reported to human rights organizations or law enforcement agencies by who constantly witnessed the regular abuse of the housemaid or they are secretly recorded and exposed on social media.
Here’s a list of top ten most heartless incidents of domestic torture against house helps in 2020.
10. Seven-year-old boy who was gruesomely beaten for eating food without permission
9. Woman inserts pepper into private part of a 14-year old
8. Couple torture houseboy over N100 akara
7. Six-year-old boy suffers fracture on his right leg after alleged torture by his aunt
6. Police in Ogun rescue six year old girl after her stepmother allegedly tortured her using nails
5. Eight-year-old boy burnt with electric iron by aunt for eating N50 groundnut
4. Woman arrested for allegedly torturing her househelp by burning her vagina and butt with lighter and inserting hot sticks before rubbing pepper in it
3. Lady pours hot water on 8-year-old house help for licking milk
2. Woman reportedly chops off her niece’s finger in Onitsha
1. Woman drives six-inch nail into maid’s skull, locks her up in toilet
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|Agriculture / Huge Snake Gets Caught In Trap – But Watch What Happens Next by massmediang: 8:58pm On Nov 26, 2020|
A video that recently resurfaced online appears to show an anaconda of gigantic proportions getting caught in a trap. The video was shared on Twitter with the caption “Trying to catch who’s been stealing the chickens”, indicating that the snake was captured while trying to steal poultry.
However, there is more to the clip that meets the eye.
However, there is more to the clip that meets the eye.
In the video, the snake indeed appears to be massive. It is seen swimming across a muddy lake to stick its head inside a huge blue drum, getting trapped and writhing furiously in water. The video, which first appeared online over two years ago, has been viewed more than a million times on Twitter.
In the original clip – which you can watch here – the snake is indeed a big one, but it is nowhere as big as the ‘anaconda’ in the manipulated video.
In fact, the massive blue drum is also nothing more than a small pipe, as evident by snapshots from the original clip:
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|Fashion / Israeli Jewelry Firm Makes World’s Most Expensive Face Mask, Costs About N600 M by massmediang: 2:59am On Nov 19, 2020|
Sounds weird but the rich and classy might not mind this latest fashion item.
An Israeli jewelry company has created, what it claims to be, the world’s most expensive face mask.
The mask features 18-karat gold, 3,600 black and white diamonds and a slot for a disposable medical-grade mask.
The Israeli Jewelry company, Yvel, recently finished making the expensive face wear. It is valued at $1.5 million and was commissioned by a Los Angeles-based businessman who said he wanted to support the company and its 150 employees in the U.S. and Israel.
Well, let’s hope you might not have to toss it away after six hours of use.
|Career / Cleaner Drinks Water From Toilet She Brushed To Prove She Did Her Job Well by massmediang: 1:40pm On Oct 18, 2020|
How far can you go to prove that you do your work well? Definitely not what this lady did to impress her bosses.
A cleaner has sparked debate in China after being filmed drinking water from a toilet she had brushed to prove her devotion to work, reports Daily Mail.
The sanitation worker offered to do so to show her higher-ups that she had done her job well, according to a report.
Her firm billed her as an ‘exemplary employee’ and praised her dedication.
The news came to light when a video of a young woman consuming toilet water went viral.
The 32-second clip shows the woman dressed in a suit scooping the liquid from a squat toilet with a small plastic cup before gulping it down in front of several people.
She then explained that it was a way for her to encourage herself to work harder and harder.
The spectators, who appeared to be her supervisors, applauded to the woman’s words.
The footage is reported to have been filmed in a fertiliser company in eastern China’s Shandong Province. It has led to heated discussions on Chinese social media platforms, with people debating over the necessity of the employee’s behaviour.
One Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, one critic claimed that it was not appropriate for the company to promote such behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another person wrote: ‘Ask the bosses to join in.’
A third observer believed that the woman had been forced to do so to meet the company’s cleaning target. ‘It was so hard on the cleaner,’ the person commented.
Others claimed it was ‘insulting’ for the supervisors to let their staff drink water from the toilet.
While tap water is not safe to drink in China, the company insisted that the water in its toilets was suitable for ingesting.
It also claimed that the staff member had done so out of her own will.
Speaking to Red Star News, the firm called Zhong Cheng Fertiliser Technology Company lauded the worker, known by her surname Luo.
It suspected that the footage had been uploaded to the internet by a company client who found Ms Luo’s action ‘curious’.
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|Politics / Angry #endsars Protester Rants Over Poor State Of Enugu-onitsha Express Road by massmediang: 11:07am On Oct 17, 2020|
Angry #EndSARS Protester Rants Over Poor State of Enugu-Onitsha Express Road As Protesters Storm Awkuzu SARS Office (Photos, Video)
Friday, October 16 was a historic day for the #EndSARS protest in Anambra as over ten thousand protesters stormed the dreaded Awkuzu office of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) located in that town.
But what is really trending presently is the rant of one of the protesters over the poor state of the federal road from Awka to Awkuzu. It is actually the Enugu-Onitsha express road and its been in bad shape for years.
Popular On-Air Personality (OAP) in Anambra, Kasiemobi Ejikeme, popularly known by his studio name Kassy De Klassy man, who made the rant was part of the protesters that moved from Awka to Awkuzu on that day.
Ejikeme who works for Blaize FM, Oraifite did not hide his anger against the government for abandoning the road to get dilapidated to a terrible state.
In the video, Ejikeme is heard saying, “Let me be clear that it is so difficult to transit from here. This road has been like this since 2012…a road that is not up to 1km. Are we bastards? We have old fools flying about and they don’t use this road….”
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|Family / Sad! Building Collapses In Owerri With Woman And Two Kids Inside (photos, Video) by massmediang: 2:50pm On Oct 07, 2020|
Mrs. Chinenye Ekeoma and two of her kids – Augusta, 7, and Chibuikem, 5, have just escaped death as part of their house collapsed in the middle of the night after heavy rainfall, yesterday, October, 6.
Mrs. Ekeoma’s husband is physically challenged. He lives in the building with them but he cannot do much to either park out or fix the erosion eating away their building.
Now the entire family is in danger of having their entire house collapse on them in the middle of the night.
Mrs. Ekeoma, her husband and their two children have been left with no choice but to abandon their home after heavy flooding affected the foundation of her house.
She has appeared in viral videos at different times begging Imo state government, to come to her rescue. By then some parts of the fence of the house, including the gates were still standing. Today, the gate of the house has collapsed with the entire frontal fence, including part of the main building.
She can no longer take the risk of staying in the house as people are urging her to pack out due to the fear that the building could collapse in the middle of the night.
Her husband is living with disability and is also helpless.
The woman has cried for days but help has not arrived yet.
The house is located along Standard shoe/works/Mbieri road, Owerri Imo State.
State government officials have visited the area and taken note of the destruction. But the woman and her kids are still in trouble.
The erosion was caused by road construction done by the administration of Rochas Okorocha. During that administration, several existing gutters and drainage structures were removed and replaced with poorly constructed ones which collapsed under heavy flooding.
Unfortunately for the woman and her family, help did not arrive and now they were forced into the street by erosion and heavy flooding.
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|Family / Controversial Danish TV Show Featuring Adults Getting Naked In Front Of Children by massmediang: 1:43pm On Sep 24, 2020|
This seems weird but organizers of the show have good intentions for it though things seem to have turned a bit sour.
An award winning Danish TV show has come under criticism because it features adults stripping down completely naked in front of children.
The show may be controversial but the it was structured to project a message about body positivity.
The show is called Ultra Strips Down and sees grown-up folks getting their kit off in a controlled environment in front of kids between the ages of 11 and 13 in order to show them that there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ or ‘perfect’ human body.
The show claims to “promote body positivity and combat body-shaming” but obviously some people aren’t impressed by it.
A recent episode saw five people enter an auditorium where the kids were sitting wearing robes, before throwing the robes off and answering questions from the curious kids.
One of the kids asked: “At what age did you grow hair on the lower part of your body?”
Another said: “Do you consider removing your tattoos?”
A third even went as far as to ask: “Are you pleased with your private parts?”
The show – which is on Denmark’s DR Ultra channel – has proven hugely popular in the Scandinavian country, where people aren’t quite is uptight about nudity.
In fact, it even won a Best Children’s Programme award at the Danish TV Festival.
However, after a clip was shared on Facebook, some have complained about the show.
On Twitter, one person said: “The show claims to teach kids about different body types by exposing them to naked adults,
“Why? Why are there now so many pushing to destroy children?”
Another person commented: “This is so heartbreaking. What happened to the innocence of childhood?”
To be fair, they’re just trying to educate children on their bodies, and the bodies of others. Why is that such a bad thing, eh?
According to the New York Times, a member of the far-right Danish People’s Party, Peter Skaarup, said that the show is guilty of “depraving children”.
He said that the children are being exposed to this sort of thing “far too early”.
But others can defended the programme, with one supporter writing: “Children have to learn about anatomy at some point, and they are being exposed to far, far worse via the internet, at much younger ages than this.”
|Family / Watch Video As Man Jumps Off Motorcycle, Saves Toddler Rolling Down Hill by massmediang: 6:10pm On Sep 23, 2020|
Watch Jaw Dropping Video as Man Jumps Off Motorcycle, Saves Toddler Rolling Down Hill At High Speed
This man truly deserves an international award. What he did has greatly impressed the internet.
The man was filmed jumping off his motorcycle to save a baby rolling down a steep road in a walker.
The video which has gone massively viral on social media shows unbelievable moments the man who was riding his motorcycle along the empty street noticed the toddler rolling down a steep slope at high speed while still secured to its walker.
The motorcyclist reacted swiftly, as was shown by the CCTV footage.
He did not waste a moment’s time, as he stops his bike in the middle of the road, shrugs off his bag and runs to catch the baby before it could roll further down the slope and hurt itself. Seconds after he managed to stop the speeding walker and save the toddler, a woman – presumably the child’s mother or caregiver – appears running at the scene.
According to news outlet La Chiva, the incident occurred in the Rincon de la Estrella neighbourhood of the city of Florencia, Colombia, on September 14. The video surfaced online last week and millions of social media users have since praised the motorcyclist’s courage and quick reflexes.
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|Sports / Village People! Parrot Lands On Player’s Head During Football Practice (video) by massmediang: 5:37pm On Sep 23, 2020|
A training session among players of Brazil’s women national football team players took a strange twist as the welcomed an unexpected visitor.
The training session was interrupted by a parrot landing on a player’s head.
This briefly paused the training session on Saturday September 19, as the parrot alighted on Brazil defender Bruna Benites, reports the BBC.
In a now-viral video, the bird can be seen sitting on top of Ms Benites’s head. It was lured away with the help of a ball before flying to one of the goalposts.
Bruna Benites, 34, shared the clip on Instagram and used it to raise awareness about the fires devastating the nearby Pantanal wetlands and Amazon rainforest, reports Yahoo News. “Thousands of animals are losing their lives with the fires and if this continues to happen, scenes like the one you are seeing in this video will become impossible to be seen,” she wrote.
The video has garnered over 37,000 views and a ton of amused comments on Instagram since being shared two days ago.
In a follow-up Instagram post, Ms Benites revealed that the parrot is a domesticated bird who lives nearby.
“This parrot lives here in an apartment in Granja Comary (Rio de Janeiro) with his human family and is a domesticated animal, who is very well treated by his owners. He is free and that is why he regularly visits our training sessions,” she wrote, according to a translation provided by ESPN. “He usually watches from the changing rooms, near the goal, on the crossbar, but yesterday he was able to see things from a different angle.”
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|Education / NUC Adds One New Department To Unbundled Mass Communication Programme by massmediang: 4:48pm On Sep 18, 2020|
NUC Adds One New Department to Unbundled Mass Communication Programme, Total Now Eight New Programmes
As part of the unbundling of Mass Communication programme in Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the addition of a new department to the School of Media and Communication Studies, bringing the total of new programmes to eight.
The new programme is Strategic Communication. There will now be department of Strategic Communication in addition to other seven departments – Advertising, Public Relations, Broadcasting, Film and Multi-Media Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Information and Media Studies, and Development Communication.
MassmediaNG investigations revealed that the NUC is at the final stages of making the new department an official part of the eight programmes to replace Mass Communication in Nigeria after which a letter would be officially sent to Universities in the country to begin the unbundling process.
National President of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Prof. Nnamdi Ekeanyanwu told MassmediaNG in an exclusive interview that he is aware of the new programme, adding that in a few weeks time the NUC will officially make the announcement together with the official release of letters to various universities on the commencement of the unbundling exercise.
Ekeanyanwu who is one of the very few communication scholars in West Africa who specialize in Strategic Communication, explained that the course is a very interesting one, having contents that reflect evolving trends in today’s communication environment.
According to Ekeanyanwu, “I tell you, this is a very interesting area to go into. This course has a bit of advertising, public relations, integrated marketing communications and all about the use of social media in engaging strategic audience members. It is almost a done deal. The new programmes in the unbundling exercise are now eight; I can assure you.”
Ekeanyanwu’s areas of interest include international relations and strategic communication.
Strategic communication deals with persuasive communication skills which combines diverse fields of communication in engaging the audiences.
It could be recalled that the NUC had in December 2019, announced the decision to unbundle some departments in the nation’s university system to make them complete faculties. Among these departments are Mass Communication, Computer Science, Agriculture, and Architecture.
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|Education / Orlu Road Primary School, Owerri: "A Death Trap" (Video, Photos) by massmediang: 3:40pm On Sep 15, 2020|
Orlu road is one of the most popular areas in Owerri, Imo State capital. You would expect that such an area will have the best of schools but what you are about to read will shock you. This has also been like this before the COVID-19 lock down, though its a bit worse now. So don’t think it got to this level because it was abandoned during the lock down. This is a disaster waiting to happen.
As schools gradually resume after the COVID-19 lock down, pupils and teachers in Orlu Road Primary School, Imo State, Nigeria, are in serious danger of witnessing a health hazard or environmental disaster.
This school has actually been this terrible even before the COVID-19 lock down began months back. The buildings are obviously weak and the environment is a health disaster to the children in this school. Primary six pupils are already preparing for their common entrance examination though the state government has not yet announced resumption date for schools in the state, as at the time of filing this report.
This message is coming early enough to avert any coming disaster. We gathered that pupils of the school have already been told to start cleaning the classrooms. Can you imagine that? Teachers are also cutting the grasses by themselves. This is pathetic for primary education in Nigeria, especially in Imo State.
|Food / Do You Know That Coca Cola Could Be Used To Clean The Toilet? (videos) by massmediang: 1:48pm On Aug 07, 2020|
Whether it works or not is what is still a raging argument. But there are several articles and videos claiming that coca cola could be used in cleaning the toilet sand such other surfaces. The truth is that coca cola could be used for other purposes aside enjoying it as a refreshing soda. One of those other purposes is removing stains from the toilet sink. For it to work you might need to adhere strictly to specific procedure but read the interesting piece below by Pop Sugar before doing the experiment yourself. There are three videos accompanying this article. The first two are claiming this procedure works while the last one says it’s fake. You might have to watch all three videos before drawing your conclusion.
Can Cola Really Clean Your Toilet?
If you have an unsightly toilet bowl you might need to read this article and apply the instructions strictly. Hard-water stains, lime, and minerals can leave your commode not looking so fresh — even after serious scrubbing. Does pouring a bit of a popular beverage in your toilet bowl really work? Popsugar.com put it to the test to find out.
1. Start by giving your toilet bowl a quick scrub, and then pour a 16-ounce bottle of cola in the bowl. Let it sit for an hour.
2. Cola is acidic and contains phosphoric acid, which breaks down stains and buildup, leaving a sparkling clean toilet bowl. After another quick scrub and a flush, “we couldn’t believe how clean our commode was — no harsh chemicals or scrubbing involved”, reports popsugar.com.
3. This cleaning method is safe to use as often as needed and can be finished with a spritz of your favorite air freshener for a really fabulously clean bathroom.
Another video says it is fake!
Well, the article and videos above claim using coca coal to clean the toilet works. But there are others who think it is all a sham. The video below shows the experiment being tried out without result though the people in this video did not scrub after adding coca cola. They did not follow the same procedure followed by those who claim it works. Watch the video and decide which perception to have about this issue of using coca cola to clean toilet, whether it works or not.
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|Crime / Wnewly Leaked Bodycam Footage Shows George Floyd’s Heartbreaking Plea To Police by massmediang: 10:25am On Aug 04, 2020|
Bodycam footage from the two officers accused of murdering George Floyd, was leaked to DailyMail.com on Monday. The heartbreaking video shows Floyd saying, “Mr. Officer, please don’t shoot me” before the struggle that ended with his death on May 25.
In the video, Floyd cried as he begged police not to shoot him few minutes before his death in the hands of officers in Minneapolis.
Transcripts from the videos were released in mid-July but a judge in Minneapolis had ruled the video could only be viewed in the courthouse, meaning only select people have seen the footage, which includes more than 18 minutes from Officer Alex Kueng’s bodycam and 10 minutes from Officer Thomas Lane. These officers were the first two to arrive on the scene after a complaint that Floyd had attempted to buy cigarettes with a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes at Cup Foods, a store in the Powderhorn Park section of Minneapolis.
The videos show Floyd in distress as Lane points a handgun at his head and another nonchalantly picks a pebble from the squad car tire seconds before Floyd draws his last breath.
“OK, Mr. Officer, please don’t shoot me. Please, man,” Floyd said when officers approached as he sat in his car. One officer had a gun drawn and aimed at Floyd’s head.
“I just lost my mom, man,” Floyd said in the footage first obtained by The Daily Mail. “Please don’t shoot me, Mr. Officer, please.”
The video further shows Floyd apologizing throughout as the cops cursed at him.
“Put your fucking hand up there,” one officer ordered. “Jesus Christ, keep your fucking hands on the wheel.”
When the police attempted to put Floyd in the back of a police vehicle, he warned them that he was claustrophobic. Floyd was eventually forced to the ground. Then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin shoved a knee into his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as Floyd cried out: “I can’t breathe.”
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|Education / How To Write Critical Review For Nigerian Mass Media by massmediang: 9:13pm On Aug 03, 2020|
Critical reviewing is an important task in the society which plays crucial role in providing the platform for creativity to be recognized or encouraged. This is why every communication school in Nigeria and across the world offers critical writing and reviewing as a course which must be passed before graduation. However, this form of writing is a skill even those who are not in media and communication studies discipline should also have due to its ability to elicit critical thinking abilities from individuals. This is why we have packaged this introductory video that provides a quick and concise insight into what critical writing and reviewing is all about. The video which is divided in two parts provides an idea of what critical reviewing is all about, its functions, what can be reviewed, functions of a critical review, the process of writing a critical review and the structure of a critical review. This is the best introductory teaching you can get on critical writing and reviewing.
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|Business / Nike’s New Advert Is The World’s Best Commercial In 2020! (video) by massmediang: 2:18pm On Aug 03, 2020|
If you’ve not seen this advert just make sure you do so now! Don’t even spend a second more without viewing this masterpiece. This Nike advert is probably the best piece of creative art the world has seen for now. It has unbelievable technical details that will make you wonder how people could go to extremes just to pass across a message in very few seconds.
Nike is definitely known for its exceptional commercial but the company seems to have outdone itself with its latest advertisement.
The advert is entitled ‘You Can’t Stop Us’. In this ad, Nike’s creative agency Wieden + Kennedy Portland has stitched together old videos in a way that is being praised as a marvel of editing on social media.
The ‘You Can’t Stop Us’ ad uses archival footage to deliver a message on the unifying power of sports at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has cancelled or postponed several sporting events. The 1 minute 30 seconds video features the likes of Lebron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick and, for a split second, the Indian women’s cricket team.
One line from the massively viral ad sums it up its message of hope nicely: “No matter how bad it gets, we will always come back stronger.”
With a voiceover by American soccer player Megan Rapinoe, the powerful advertisement features 36 pairings of athletes using a split screen. Nike’s team reportedly combed through 4,000 pieces of footage to create the astonishing montage that has won high praise on social media, collecting more than 13 million views in less than a day on Twitter alone.
“Because as athletes*, we are never alone. Sport unites us. Strengthens us. Keeps us pushing ahead. No matter what, we will always come back stronger, together,” the apparel and footwear company wrote while releasing the ad on YouTube. “You can’t stop sport. Because you can’t stop us.”
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|Pets / See 14-year-old Girl Who Owns Six-giant Snakes As Pets (shocking Videos) by massmediang: 2:53pm On Aug 02, 2020|
She has had these pets for about 10 years now so she is actually growing up with them. Her younger brother also freely plays with these but I’m quite sure this is not the usual pet story you’ll be expecting to read. Well, guess what? This kid has six giant, and I must add, scary snakes, as her ‘lovely’ pets and one of them is an albino python. This teenager has become an internet sensation just about three months after she began to share stories of where she is playing with these pets on social media platforms. Here’s the story;
A 14-year-old Indonesian girl, Chalwa Ismah Kamal, has been buzzing the social media for uploading videos of her unusual pets – six giant pythons – that she loves to pet and cuddle. The videos show her playing and caring for her giant snake pets.
The sight of a full-grown python will make many people run for their life but not for this girl. Even when the snakes look like they could swallow an adult human with ease, Chalwa is not scared of her snake pets at all.
The teenager, who reportedly hails from Purworejo, Central Java, shares her home with six massive pythons and appears to have no concern for her safety when she’s around them. Photos and videos of the Indonesian girl playing, bathing and cuddling with the giant reptiles have been going viral on TikTok and Instagram, and leaving viewers with their mouths wide open.
There is no story yet explaining who Chalwa is and how she came to live with the six pythons, but she allegedly told Indonesian website Lampung77 that she has been taking care of her pet snakes since she was only 4 and feels no fear whatsoever when she is around them.
Although people regularly express their concerns for Chalwa’s safety in the thousands of comments she gets on her videos, the girl does her best to explain that her pets are not poisonous, that they are tame and that snakes in general are victims of negative stereotypes.
Chalwa is not the only one who feels completely comfortable surrounded by massive pythons; her younger brother appears in some of the viral videos as well, and he looks just as carefree.
Chalwa Ismah Kamal only started uploading snake videos to Instagram late last month, but judging by the response she has been getting in such a short amount of time, she’ll probably be doing it for a long time.
I’m not sure this is a kind of pet many people will consider getting for their kids as gifts for may be doing well at school or birth days; or even for whatever reason. But Chalwa seems to love her pets and her younger brother has no problem with such pets around. How the pets show love in return is yet to be revealed…for now.
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|Education / Student Calls On Govt. To Reopen Schools After Seeing Fully Packed Viewingcenter by massmediang: 10:42pm On Jul 28, 2020|
This is a fierce rant by a student angry over continued closure of schools after seeing fully packed viewing center.
A female student has expressed anger in a viral video over continued closure of schools in Nigeria after seeing fully packed viewing center with fans completely disregarding social distancing rules. The video shows fans watching the final match day of English Premier league when all the teams played their matches at the same time.
The student whose identity is not known condemned federal government's continued closure of schools and partial opening of churches while football viewing centers were having a field day will fully packed venues where fans watch European league matches.
The student calls on government to immediately reopen schools.
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