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Celebrities / "Jnr Pope Was Provided Life Jacket But Rejected It Because It Was Dirty" - Luke by Odewaleadesoye(m): 3:01pm On Apr 14
Adanma Luke, the producer of the movie Junior Pope was shooting before he drowned has claimed that the later actor was given a life jacket but rejected it.

DAILY POST reports that Luke has been under heavy fire following the death of actor Junior Pope and three others after their boat capsized on the Anam River in Anambra State while returning from the location of her movie, ‘The Other Side Of Life.’


Breaking her silence since the incident, Luke Adanma claimed that Junior Pope was provided with a life jacket but rejected it because it was dirty.

Speaking in a video message shared via her Instagram account, she said:
“My director was on life jacket, Emeka the DOP was also on life jacket. There was still one life jacket available, I don’t know who took it.

“My producer manager said they saw life jackets hanging and they took them. He said he even asked the late Friday to take one to Junior Pope but Junior Pope said it was dirty so he didn’t take it.


“Those with life jackets survived the boat mishap. And they also told me that when they were in the water trying to survive, Junior Pope was also there asking, ‘Is everybody okay? Hope everybody is fine?’ They said they even threw a gallon to him to use and hold himself which he was holding but all of a sudden they didn’t see him again.

“It was when they came out that they noticed that he was no longer there. They said divers came and reduced some of them while other divers were still there trying to rescue others.

“I said what could have caused this accident? They said they don’t know but TC was standing on the speed boat rigging bell.”


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Celebrities / ‘Why I Love Bobrisky’ – Tolani Baj by Odewaleadesoye(m): 8:47am On Apr 13
Big Brother Naija reality star and disc jockey, Tolani Baj, has expressed her admiration for embattled cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, aka Bobrisky.

She said she loves Bobrisky because he chooses whatever gender he wants to play at any point in time.


The reality star spoke in the teaser of the upcoming episode of the Bahd and Boujee Podcast, co-hosted by her and actress Moet Abebe.

“This is why I love Bobrisky, right? Bobrisky wakes up and plays a character; he, she, baby, whatever pronoun he likes,” she said.

Bobrisky, a self-proclaimed transwoman, admitted to being a man in court on Friday during his sentence for naira abuse and mutilation.

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Business / Fleeing Binance Executive, Anjarwalla Found As Nigerian Govt Starts Extradition by Odewaleadesoye(m): 8:23am On Apr 13
Nigerian government says Binance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla, who escaped custody in Nigeria, has been found in Kenya.

A source in the presidency, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the development as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the International Criminal Police, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Kenyan Police Service have deepened talks to quicken Anjarwalla’s extradition.


“We know where he is. He is in Kenya, and we’re working with the authorities to bring him back to Nigeria”, the source said.

The EFCC chairman, Ola Olukuyede, last month, in a statement, stressed that the commission is collaborating with INTERPOL, the US, UK, Northern Ireland and Kenyan authorities to extradite Anjarwalla, who has been on the run.

The commission had instituted five-count charges bordering on tax evasion, currency speculation and money laundering against Binance Holdings Limited, Tigran Gambaryan and Anjarwalla, the firm’s executives.

EFCC arraigned Binance and the two executives on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Recall that Anjarwalla escaped from custody on March 22 and has been at large since then.

Meanwhile, the government confirmed that EFCC had fully taken over the case of Binance from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA.

For months, the Nigerian government sustained its crackdown on Binance over its role in manipulating the country’s Foreign exchange market.

During the 293rd meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, in February, the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Olayemi Cardoso, had said that more than $26 billion had been funnelled through Binance without a trace.

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Celebrities / Burna Boy Makes ‘World’s Sexiest Men’ List by Odewaleadesoye(m): 3:39pm On Apr 12
Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has made American magazine Essence’s list of the Sexiest Men Of The Moment.

The list, which was headlined by British movie star, Damson Idris, was contained in the inaugural issue of Essence Sexiest Men Of The Moment magazine.


“Beyond the obvious physical attributes, Burna Boy’s appeal lies in his distinctly African swag. His voice and presence command the stage, he has impeccable style, and is always perfectly groomed and iced out. Ladies love it!,” Rivea Ruff, Essence Entertainment Editor said about Burna Boy.

The list also includes Usher, Trevente Rhodes, Daniel Kaluuya, Colman, and Skepta.

Burna Boy is the only Afrobeats artist on the list.

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Celebrities / ‘I’d Rather Go To Hell Than Sign With Wizkid, Davido Or Burna Boy’ – Brymo by Odewaleadesoye(m): 2:32pm On Apr 07
Controversial singer, Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, popularly known as Brymo, has vowed never to sign with the record labels of any of his colleagues, Wizkid, Davido or Burna Boy.

Despite Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy being regarded as the biggest names in Afrobeats, Brymo said he would rather “go to hell” than sign with any of their labels.


The ‘Ara’ crooner featured as a guest in the latest episode of the Bae U Barbie show, ‘Curiosity Made Me Ask.’

“I am the finest vocalist on the continent. I am better than anybody on the continent. I am a better songwriter, I’m the best,” he said.

“I would rather go to hell than sign to Wizkid, Davido or Burna Boy.”

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Events / Another Year, Another Celebration: Happy Birthday To Mr. 'Green Man' (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 6:09am On Apr 06
Grateful for Another Year of Growth and Opportunities! 🎉

Here's to embracing all that's ahead with open arms and a heart full of gratitude while celebrating Another Trip Around the Sun.

Dear Esteemed Nairaland Family, kindly celebrate with me!

Happy Birthday to Odewale Adesoye (A. K. A. Mr. Green Man)!
🎂🎈✨

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TV/Movies / I Have Received My BBNaija Prize Money – Ilebaye Odiniya Revealed by Odewaleadesoye(m): 6:20pm On Apr 03
Big Brother Naija Season 8 winner Ilebaye Odiniya has revealed that she has received her prize money from the organisers.

DAILY POST recalls that Ilebaye pocketed N120 million after she won the All-Star edition of the reality show in October last year.


In a recent Instagram live session with fans, she confirmed that she has received the prize money.

Her revelation came after Big Brother Naija Season 7 winner, Phyna called out the organisers, claiming that she has not yet received the N100 million she won from the show in 2022.

Ilebaye said, “I have received my [BBNaija prize] money. I haven’t even touched tiny part of it. My money haven’t finished. I haven’t touched my prize money. And this is a fact.”

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NYSC / Re: 2024 Batch A Stream 2 Important Update by Odewaleadesoye(m): 10:09am On Mar 25
Celebrities / You Don’t Have To Be Biological Father To Accept A Child – Blessing CEO Advices by Odewaleadesoye(m): 7:06pm On Mar 16
Controversial self-acclaimed relationship expert, Blessing Okoro, popularly known as Blessing CEO, has advised married men following the trending issues of paternity fraud.

Blessing CEO, in a viral video on social media, counseled men with cheating wives not to have DNA tests on their children to avoid heartbreak.


To back up her counsel, she explained that children are God’s gifts, and men don’t have to be biological fathers to accept a child.

“There’s nothing to be ashamed of, own up, children are a gift from God. You do not have to be a biological father, you don’t have to birth a child to call somebody your child.

“You have known this child for twelve years and I think you can sit down and work these things out together with your wife.”

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Gaming / Re: Who Can Solve This Million Naira Question? (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 6:59pm On Mar 16

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Gaming / Re: Who Can Solve This Million Naira Question? (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 6:12pm On Mar 16

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Gaming / Re: Who Can Solve This Million Naira Question? (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:46pm On Mar 16

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Gaming / Re: Who Can Solve This Million Naira Question? (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:42pm On Mar 16

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Gaming / Re: Who Can Solve This Million Naira Question? (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:39pm On Mar 16

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Celebrities / I’ve Given My Heart To Relationships But None Worked Out – Timini Egbuson Lament by Odewaleadesoye(m): 6:14pm On Mar 15
Nollywood actor Timini Egbuson has opened up on his struggle with relationships.

The 36-year-old thespian lamented that he had committed to several relationships in the past but none of them worked out.


He disclosed this in a recent podcast interview with content creator, Kamsi Nnamani.

“I have given my heart to relationships and it never worked out,” he said.

Egbuson said he does not care much about looks when it comes to relationships, stressing that what matters to him is how much peace of mind a partner can bring.

DAILY POST recalls that the actor disclosed in a recent interview that his greatest regret is not settling down early.

According to him, he would have had a 14-year-old child if he had married early.

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Celebrities / Queen BBNaija And Fiancé, David's Pre-Wedding Photos by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:50pm On Mar 12
Big Brother Naija reality show star, Queen Atang has released pre-wedding photos of herself and her fiancé, David.

DAILY POST recalls that the ex-housemate got engaged to her lover on February 29, 2024, which generated several reactions on social media.


Following the engagement announcement, Lord Lamba, father of Queen’s daughter, dragged her to court over child custody.

However, this did not prevent the reality star from making her wedding plans as she released pictures from their pre-wedding photo shoot.

The reality star on Tuesday via her Instagram handle disclosed that the wedding process starts today.

She wrote: The journey to become IYAWO DEJI begins today #deroyals24.

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Family / Happy International Women's Day 2024 by Odewaleadesoye(m): 8:54am On Mar 08
Celebrating the elegance of womanhood and the unique strength within every woman.
Happy International Women’s Day!

Special Shoutout to our dearest women on Nairaland Forum.

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Celebrities / Omah Lay Gives Shoutout To Lady He Danced With During London Concert by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:41pm On Feb 23
Nigerian singer, Omah Lay has given a shoutout to the female fan he danced with during a performance on the European leg of his ‘Boy Alone Tour’ at the Eventim Apollo in London on Tuesday, February 20.

Recall that Omah Lay stirred up controversy after he invited a female fan reportedly attending the concert with her boyfriend, to join him on stage during the rendition of his song ‘Bend You.’


Videos of the duo’s silhouettes shared online by concertgoers caused uproar, with many condemning them.

Despite the heavy backlash, Omah Lay has sent a message to the fan, expressing his love for her.

In a video making the rounds on social media, British-Nigerian media personality, Shopsydoo, could be heard urging Omah Lay to give a shoutout to the fan, who he identified as Fafa.

The singer obliged.

Shopsydoo: “Oga, give Fafa a shoutout, that your fan.”

Omah Lay: “Fafa, that’s her name? Fafa, I love you.”

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Science/Technology / Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:35pm On Feb 21
BLACK HOLES HAVE A GRAVITATIONAL PULL SO STRONG NOT EVEN LIGHT CAN ESCAPE

Black holes are so dense and their gravitational pull is so strong that no form of radiation can escape them - not even light.

They act as intense sources of gravity which hoover up dust and gas around them. Their intense gravitational pull is thought to be what stars in galaxies orbit around.


How they are formed is still poorly understood. Astronomers believe they may form when a large cloud of gas up to 100,000 times bigger than the sun, collapses into a black hole.

Many of these black hole seeds then merge to form much larger supermassive black holes, which are found at the centre of every known massive galaxy.

Alternatively, a supermassive black hole seed could come from a giant star, about 100 times the sun's mass, that ultimately forms into a black hole after it runs out of fuel and collapses.

When these giant stars die, they also go 'supernova', a huge explosion that expels the matter from the outer layers of the star into deep space.


Black holes act as intense sources of gravity that hoover up surrounding dust and gas, as well as planets and even other black holes (artist's depiction)

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Science/Technology / Re: See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:32pm On Feb 21
Famously an inspiration for sci-fi movies like 'Event Horizon', black holes are regions of spacetime where gravity's pull is so strong that even light can not get out.

They act as intense sources of gravity that hoover up surrounding dust and gas, as well as planets and even other black holes.


They are often described as 'destructive monsters' because they tear apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close and hold light captive.

This black hole – fastest-growing black hole ever recorded – was first detected using a 7.5-foot (2.3 metre) telescope at the ANU Siding Spring Observatory near the town of Coonabarabran, about 300 miles from Sydney.

The research team then used one of the largest telescopes in the world – the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope – to confirm the full nature of the black hole and measure its mass.

When the inflow of gas and dust to this black hole reaches a certain level, the event can cause a 'quasar' to form – an extremely bright region as the material swirls around the black hole.


This black hole was first detected using a 7.5-foot (2.3 metre) telescope at the ANU Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, Australia (pictured)

Researchers say this black hole is surrounded by the largest and brightest disc of captive matter ever discovered.

It's the brightest object found so far in the universe – 500 trillion times brighter than our sun.

'Such a staggering amount of energy can only be released if the black hole eats about a sun worth of material every day,' said Professor Wolf.

As for why this has only been spotted now considering it's the brightest thing in the universe, it's because the universe is 'full of glowing black holes'.

'The world’s telescopes produce so much data that astronomers use sophisticated machine learning tools to sift through it all,' the expert said.

'Machine learning, by its nature, tends to find things that are similar to what has been found before.

'This makes machine learning excellent at finding run-of-the-mill accretion discs around black holes – roughly a million have been detected so far – but not so good at spotting rare outliers like J0529-4351.'


The study has been published in Nature Astronomy.

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Science/Technology / See The Brightest And Hungriest Black Hole Ever Detected (Pictures) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:32pm On Feb 21
- The black hole has a mass roughly 17 billion times that of our solar system's sun

Astronomers have found the brightest object in the universe – a 'hellish' black hole that consumes a star a day.

Described as 'the most hellish place in the universe', the black hole is 12 billion light years away and has a mass roughly 17 billion times that of our solar system's sun.


Due to their immense gravitational pull, black holes grow in mass by capturing nearby material, whether it's stars, planets and even other black holes.

The matter being pulled in toward this 'ultramassive' black hole, known as J0529-4351, forms a whopping disc that measures seven light-years in diameter.

That's about 15,000 times the distance from the sun to Neptune.


All galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their cores. When the inflow of gas and dust to this black hole reaches a certain level, the event can cause a 'quasar' to form - an extremely bright region as the material swirls around the black hole. Pictured, an artist's impression of the record-breaking quasar J0529-4351


Black holes act as intense sources of gravity that hoover up surrounding dust and gas, as well as planets and even other black holes (artist's depiction)

J0529-4351 was identified by a team at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, led by Associate Professor Christian Wolf.

'Hell has been imagined as a supremely uncomfortable place, hot and hostile to bodily forms of human life,' he said.

'Thanks to a huge astronomical survey of the entire sky, we have now found what may be the most hellish place in the universe.'

According to Professor Wolf, there is 'no need to be afraid' of a black hole like this, largely because it's 12 billion light years away.

'The light from this monster has taken more than 12 billion years to reach us, which means it would have stopped growing long ago,' he said.

Bearing in mind the universe is an estimated 13.7 billion years old, the light that we detect from the black hole now is a snapshot of the universe in its 'adolescent' phase.

'In the adolescent universe, matter was moving chaotically and feeding hungry black holes,' the academic explained.

'Today, stars are moving orderly at safe distances and only rarely plunge into black holes.

'In the nearby universe, we see that supermassive black holes these days are mostly sleeping giants.'



When the inflow of gas and dust to this black hole reaches a certain level, the event can cause a 'quasar' to form - an extremely bright region as the material swirls around the black hole. This image shows wide-field of the region around the quasar J0529-4351

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Science/Technology / Northern Green Anaconda: World Biggest Snake Discovered In The Amazon Rainforest by Odewaleadesoye(m): 4:08pm On Feb 20
- The Northern Green Anaconda lives in the Amazon and is as thick as a car tyre
- Incredible footage shows a scientist swimming next to the enormous anaconda


The world's largest snake has been discovered in the Amazon Rainforest - and at 26ft long and weighing 440lbs, it's an absolute whopper.

The Northern Green Anaconda was found by TV wildlife presenter, Professor Freek Vonk, and is as thick as a car tyre.


Despite having a head the size of a human's, it seems Professor Vonk, 40, wasn't scared of getting up close and personal with the snake.

Incredible footage shows the Dutch biologist swimming next to the enormous anaconda.

If you're not a fan of snakes - look away now. The world's largest snake has been discovered in the Amazon Rainforest - and at 26ft long and weighing 440lbs, it's an absolute whopper

Until now, only one species of Green Anaconda - also called the Giant Anaconda - has been recognised in the Amazon.

However, the Northern Green Anaconda has been confirmed as a distinct species in a new study, published in Diversity this month.

'Together with 14 other scientists from nine countries, we discovered that the largest snake species in the world, the green anaconda,' Professor Vonk said.

'As we all know it from movies and stories about giant snakes - are actually two different species.


Incredible footage shows Dutch biologist, Professor Freek Vonk, swimming next to the enormous anaconda

'The green anacondas found in the north of their range in South America - including Venezuela, Suriname, and French Guiana - appear to belong to a completely different species.

'Although they look almost identical at first glance, the genetic difference between the two is 5.5% and that is huge.

'To put this in perspective, humans and chimpanzees are only genetically different from each other by about 2%.'



Until now, only one species of Green Anaconda - also called the Giant Anaconda - has been recognised in the Amazon. However, the Northern Green Anaconda has been confirmed as a distinct species in a new study, published in Diversity this month

The researchers have given the new species the Latin name Eunectes akayima, which means the Northern Green Anaconda.

Despite only just being discovered, the researchers say that the new species is already under threat.

Professor Vonk explained: 'The Amazon region is under severe pressure from climate change and continued deforestation.

'Over a fifth of the Amazon has already disappeared, which is more than 30 times the area of the Netherlands.


'The survival of these iconic giant snakes is inextricably linked to protecting their natural habitat.'

Professor Jesus Rivas, the lead author of the study, explained that he first realised there was more than one species of green anaconda over 15 years ago.

Along with his wife, Dr Sarah Corey-Rivas, they started to analyse samples to look for genetic differences.

However, it took until now to publish their findings.

Professor Rivas said: 'Sarah and I started working on this in 2007 when we first noticed there was a big genetic difference between the Venezuelan samples and some samples from Peru.




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Business / Re: How To Cope With Inflation In Nigeria by Odewaleadesoye(m): 11:55am On Feb 19
"If you buy what you don’t need, you steal from yourself".
– Swedish

This is a great saying that you don’t hear enough, because it’s absolutely true. When you buy something you don’t need today, it’s the future you that will suffer. Or, to put it another way, spending money on today’s wants means you might not be able to afford tomorrow’s needs.

Even if you feel financially secure right now, that might not last forever, so you should still be cautious with your money.

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Business / How To Cope With Inflation In Nigeria by Odewaleadesoye(m): 11:54am On Feb 19
Inflation is a harsh reality that affects us all in one way or another. In Nigeria, it has become even more of a pressing issue in recent times, with prices of food, fuel, and services skyrocketing at an alarming rate.

Here’s what you can do to cope with the current inflationary period in Nigeria:


1. BUDGET WISELY
The first step to coping with inflation is to create a budget and stick to it. With prices on the rise, it’s more important than ever to plan your expenses carefully. This means making a list of your necessary expenses and cutting back on non-essential items.

2. SHOP AROUND FOR THE BEST DEALS
When prices are on the rise, it’s crucial to shop around for the best deals. Don’t settle for the first price you see on an item; take the time to compare prices from different vendors. You may be surprised at the price differences you can find.

3. INVEST TO PROTECT THE VALUE OF YOUR MONEY
If you’re looking for a way to protect your money from inflation, consider your options for safe investments in Nigeria, like , for example. Investment products are less likely to be affected by inflation and can provide a steady source of income. Invest in government bonds, fixed deposits, and mutual funds.

4. CONSIDER STARTING A SIDE HUSTLE
With prices rising, it can be challenging to make ends meet on a single income. Consider starting a side hustle to bring in some extra cash. This could be anything from freelancing to selling goods online.

5. CUT BACK ON UNNECESSARY EXPENSES
Inflation is a good time to re-evaluate your spending habits. Cut back on unnecessary expenses such as eating out, buying luxury items, and subscriptions you don’t need. This will help you save more money and stretch your budget further.

6. LOOK FOR WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME
One of the most effective ways to cope with inflation in Nigeria is to increase your income. Look for ways to earn more money, such as asking for a raise at work, starting a business, or taking on extra work.

7. SAVE FOR THE RAINY DAY
Inflation can be unpredictable, and it’s always best to be prepared for the worst. Make sure you have an emergency fund that can cover your expenses for at least three months. This will give you some peace of mind in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

In conclusion, coping with inflation in Nigeria can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. By budgeting wisely, shopping around for the best deals, investing, starting a side hustle, cutting back on unnecessary expenses, increasing your income, and saving for a rainy day, you can weather the storm and come out on top.

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Celebrities / BBNaija Phyna Escapes Kidnappers’ Attack In Delta State by Odewaleadesoye(m): 4:17pm On Feb 18
Former Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, reality show winner, Josephine Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, on Saturday escaped a kidnapper’s attack in Delta State.

The reality star made this known in a post on her official X account on Saturday evening.


Narrating her experience, she said the kidnappers hijacked four cars in front of the vehicle she rode in and abducted the occupants.

She wrote;
“So I got to Delta State today (GIG) we were moving in convoy and suddenly one of the cars drifted off the road, which led to a very minor accident, so we all had to stop to see what could be done, but since it was getting late my car and one other decided to continue the journey.

“Omo that was how the passengers of the 4 cars to the one I was in were kidnapped… they carried them out of their cars and left both cars empty in the middle of the road… see the way cars were turning and riding one way back omo i just dey shiver.”

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Science/Technology / Re: 1,800-Year-Old Roman Camp Unearthed At 'Armageddon' In Israel (Photos) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 3:33pm On Feb 18
Among the discoveries within the camp are the remains of a large, monumental public building, a podium, and the main road of the camp – the Via Pretoria.

However the buildings are not preserved to their full height, with the stones being repurposed by other builders during the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods.


Archaeologists also found coins, parts of weapons, pottery sherds, glass fragments, and lots of roof tiles – some marked with the legion's brand.

Dr Tepper emphasised that the find was not accidental, crediting the past discoveries of the Jezreel Valley Research Project and the Albright Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem.

Already six seasons of excavations have taken place, revealing part of the commanders' courtyard nearby.

The present finds are thought to constitute the north-eastern part of the camp.

Ground-penetrating radar suggests the rest of the camp lies beneath the wheat fields of Kibbutz Megiddo, a modern settlement.


The buildings are not preserved to their full height, with the stones being repurposed by other builders during the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods


Dr Tepper emphasised that the find was not accidental, crediting the past discoveries of the Jezreel Valley Research Project and the Albright Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem


The ancient city was first established as far back as 7,000 BCE and was a site of historical importance

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Science/Technology / 1,800-Year-Old Roman Camp Unearthed At 'Armageddon' In Israel (Photos) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 3:32pm On Feb 18
- 1,800-year-old camp at the foot of Tel Megiddo housed 5,000 soldiers
- In the Book of Revelation, this is where kings are brought together to do battle


A Roman camp has been unearthed at Armageddon – the place earmarked by the Bible for mankind's apocalyptic final battle.

The 1,800-year-old camp housed more than 5,000 soldiers from the Sixth Ironclad Legion, and lies at the foot of Tel Megiddo in northern Israel.


In the Book of Revelation, Tel Megiddo is where the kings of the world are brought together by demons to do battle, before God unleashes his terrible wrath.

Its Hebrew name, Har Megiddo – meaning Mount Megiddo – was rendered as Harmagedon in Greek, leading to its present infamous moniker.

Now it seems the ominous site has form for hosting large armies, having once held the biggest Roman army base ever found in Israel.



A Roman camp has been unearthed at Armageddon – the place earmarked by the Bible for mankind's apocalyptic final battle


The 1,800-year-old camp housed more than 5,000 soldiers from the Sixth Ironclad Legion, and lies at the foot of Tel Megiddo in northern Israel


In the Book of Revelation, Tel Megiddo is where the kings of the world are brought together by demons to do battle, before God unleashes his terrible wrath

Yotam Tepper, who directed the excavation for Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), said it served the legion for nearly two centuries.

He said: 'The camp was the permanent military base for over 5,000 Roman soldiers for more than 180 years, from 117-120 to about 300 AD.

'Two main roads intersected at the center of the camp and its headquarters were erected here.

'It was from this point, that all the distances along the Roman Imperial roads to the main cities in the north of the country were measured and marked with milestones.'


Measuring 550 metres by 350 metres, it was in a class of its own.

Dr Tepper said: 'Whilst Roman military camps are known in Israel, they are temporary siege camps, or small camps belonging to auxiliary divisions.

'None compares with the entire complex of the legionary base, as has been uncovered in the archaeological excavations at Legio, next to the Megiddo Junction.'


The base was unearthed during an infrastructure project to expand and upgrade a nearby road by the Netivei Israel National Infrastructure Company.



Its Hebrew name, Har Megiddo – meaning Mount Megiddo – was rendered as Harmagedon in Greek, leading to its present infamous moniker


Now it seems the ominous site has form for hosting large armies, having once held the biggest Roman army base ever found in Israel


Among the discoveries within the camp are the remains of a large, monumental public building, a podium, and the main road of the camp – the Via Pretoria

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Food / Nigerian States With Fastest-Rising Food Prices In 2024 (Full List) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 9:23pm On Feb 15
The states of the federation where food prices are rising the fastest have been highlighted.

The states in the top five, according to TheCableIndex, include Kogi, Kwara, Abia, Akwa Ibom and Ekiti.


The lowest states are Borno, Kano, Nassarawa, Plateau and Bauchi.

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1. Kogi: 44%

2. Kwara: 41%

3. Abia: 40%

4. Akwa Ibom: 40%

5. Ekiti: 40%

6. Imo: 40%

7. Ondo: 40%

8. Osun: 40%

9. Rivers: 40%

10. Delta: 39%

11. Ebonyi: 39%

12. Cross River: 38%

13. Edo: 38%

14. Enugu: 38%

15. Lagos: 38%

16. Oyo: 37%

17. Bayelsa: 36%

18. Ogun: 36%

19. Anambra: 34%

20. Benue: 34%

21. Katsina: 34%

22. Abuja: 33%

23. Gombe: 33%

24. Jigawa: 33%

25. Kaduna: 33%

26. Kebbi: 33%

27. Niger: 33%

28. Yobe: 33%

29. Zamfara: 32%

30. Sokoto: 31%

31. Taraba: 31%

32. Adamawa: 30%

33. Borno: 30%

34. Kano: 30%

35. Nasarawa: 30%

36. Plateau: 30%

37. Bauchi: 29%

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Celebrities / "It Is Better To Date Nigerian Girls Abroad Than Those At Home" – Timini Egbuson by Odewaleadesoye(m): 8:29pm On Feb 15
Popular Nigerian actor, Timini Egbuson has disclosed that he prefers dating Nigerian women living abroad, rather than those at home.

He made the revelation in a recent interview on Menisms Podcast.


He claimed that the fierce competition that women in Nigeria face when it comes to dating makes it preferable to date them overseas.

Speaking of his experience, he said “This is me talking from my personal experience, honestly I feel like you would get a better dating experience from a Nigerian girl living abroad than those living here.

“My reason is because Nigerian girls living in London, Canada or America are the minority in the dating pool over there. So there are options

“So when an abroad based Nigerian babe catches you, you are honestly the catch and she would be happy to take care of you. But over here, they have options. Even the ones that aren’t the best looking.”

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