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Celebrities / ‘why I Can Never Marry A Poor Man –empress Njamah Opens Up by Plasmodium: 1:24pm On Nov 16, 2013
Nollywood actress, Empress Njamah as with
many celebrities has been trailed by
different scandals.
Despite the
enormous
controversies that almost denied her the limelight,
she is still able to keep her head up.
In a recent interview, the actress reveals that she
can never settle down with a poor man.
See excerpts from the interview:
What's your dream man like?
Let me tell you something about life, I will not
come here today and tell you I want a God-fearing
man, he must be tall, he must be this, he must be
that. I have once said something about what I
want in a man, and then the person I fell in
love with was the exact opposite. You cannot
dictate feelings, you cannot dictate emotions,
that's why there's something called love at first
sight, you cannot tell.
I'm not going to clone a man that I want. There is
this thing called chemistry, once you see it, you
know it. I won't come here and tell you that he
must be tall and he must have six packs, I'm not
crazy about that, so basically what I want in a man
are what I'll probably see at that point and what'll
attract me at that point.
So you are saying you can settle for any man
whether rich or poor?
I'm not going to tell you what I want. But you get
into an expensive shop to pick up something
because you can afford it. You see something you
can afford, then you buy it but if you cannot afford
it, take a walk.
The goods are for someone that can afford it, that's
the best I can tell you. I will not settle for less, my
sister and that's the truth. People come and tell
you all sort of lies and want to praise themselves
and say "I can marry a poor man" the poor man no
know wetin him see, abeg!
I dey tell una say I am a real person, we all have
been through tough times, we all have paid our
dues one way or the other. So no poor man must
get close to me. Those who know the worth pay the
dues. www.oseni9ja..com/2013/11/why-i-can-never-marry-poor-man-empress.html?m=1

Foreign Affairs / Egypt Footballer Suspended Over Morsi Sign by Plasmodium: 7:47am On Nov 13, 2013
One of Egypt's top football clubs has excluded
its player from a competition for publicly
showing support for ousted President
Mohammed Morsi.
Al Ahly said Ahmed Abdul Zaher would not go to next
month's Fifa Club World Cup in Morocco after he
gave a four-fingered salute on Sunday.
The striker was celebrating his goal in the final of the
African Champions League, which Al Ahly won 2-0.
The gesture has become a symbol of solidarity with
Mr Morsi.
It commemorates a Cairo sit-in by supporters of the
Islamist president which was violently dispersed by
the security forces in August, leading to the deaths of
hundreds of people.
Mr Morsi - Egypt's first democratically elected
president - is currently on trial on charges of inciting
the killing of protesters during clashes in the capital
last year. He was ousted in July.
'Grave insult'
Abdul Zaher celebrated with the four-finger gesture
(Rabaa) after scoring the second goal in Al Ahly's
2-0 win over South Africa's Orlando Pirates.
"Yes, I raised the sign of Rabaa," he was quoted as
saying by Egypt's football website FilGoal.
"But I didn't mean political excitement to any one
side or fan. All I meant to do was to remember the
dead, whether in Rabaa, any other citizen and even
policemen.''
On Monday, Al Ahly officials said he would be
excluded from the squad for the Morocco
competition.
Meanwhile, Egyptian Sports Minister Taher Abu Zeid
said the player's "grave insult" could not go
unpunished.
The minister said he was confident that both the club
and the Egyptian Football Association would take
action.
Abdul Zaher is the second leading Egyptian
sportsman to be penalised for publicly backing Mr
Morsi, the BBC's Orla Guerin in Cairo reports.
Last month, champion kung fu fighter
Mohammed Youssef
was banned from competing at home and abroad for
two years after using the same gesture at a medal
ceremony.
The move added to growing concerns about freedom
of speech under Egypt's new military-backed
government. www.oseni9ja..com/2013/11/egypt-footballer-suspended-over-morsi.html?m=1

Celebrities / EXPOSED: Omotola Paid $650,000 To Earn A Slot On Times 100 Influential List?? by Plasmodium: 7:35am On Nov 13, 2013
So, I was surfing the internet like I always do and I
came across this.
It’s an allegation that claims our very own Omosexy –
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde; bought her way into the
2013 Times most influential list with a whooping $
650,000 which is over a 100 million naira.
The article was written by a blogger, so I’m just goingto let you read how he put it “Before we get into it and stars or celebrities with mild elevance start coming at me with a bullet-less gun thinking they have a shot, let’s get one thing out of the way; This is a gossip type website. Any information contained on this site is reported as
rumor and not actual facts unless receipts(proofs)
are shown, official news/confirmation from a celeb’s
rep/camp or I am talking about my own experiences.
Do not take offense to any material on this site
because everyone has the right to their side of the
story. I am willing to hear all sides. Anyone in this
industry, including myself will be subject to being
put on blast. What you see is what you get! This is all for your own entertainment purposes… Now moving on.
An insider who happens to work closely with the
most loved actress squealed details about Omotola
making 2013 TIME Magazine 100 (Most Influential
People in the World) list, stating that the actress paid a whooping sum of 650,000 dollars (which is over a 100 million naira if converted) to get a slot on that list.
Now I don’t know how true this is but I won’t find it
amusing if she paid to make the list. Rich people
(especially Nigerians) tend to pay for a lot of things
(like Grammy, MTV, Bet award tickets which comes
in different packages but the one they mostly go for
is the full package with the hotel covered, access to
Clive David’s pre-grammys party, red carpet, a seat
next to a celebrity and after party, Forbes list, etc) to get recognised or live that ‘party with celebrities’
lifestyle.” www.oseni9ja..com/2013/11/exposed-omotola-paid-650000-to-earn.html?m=1

Nairaland / General / Re: Real Life Magneto, Man Can Attach Metal To His Body by Plasmodium: 9:28pm On Nov 12, 2013
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Nairaland / General / Real Life Magneto, Man Can Attach Metal To His Body by Plasmodium: 6:11pm On Nov 12, 2013
This madcap claims to be able to stick metal
objects to his body, making him the real-life
Magneto!
X-Men villain
Magneto has
the ability to control metal and have them stick to
his body using psychic ability, and while Miroslaw
Magola doesn't want to end the human race, he
does seem to share similar abilities.
Without using glue or any other sticky helpers, the
German wonder claims to use psychic brain powers
to attach objects to various parts of his body.
His mental powers are so strong he can even jump
around with drinks cans, pots and pans or cutlery
stuck to forehead, hands or chest.
Rather than being born with these 'powers',
Magola said he researched the phenomenon of
psychic energy, and exerts mind over matter –
'connecting' himself to objects.
NO GLUE: Magola denies using adhesives to stick
objects to his body
The 55-year-old said: "I found out I could train
myself to manipulate lifeless objects as I studied
for my degree in the early 90s.
"I have since spent years perfecting the technique
and exploring further into human magnetism.
"I can defy gravity because I load myself with
energy and – like moving a limb – can make
objects do as I wish like a real life magnet.
"I am determined to develop my unique powers
further in the future and I'm currently working with
telepathy and healing to see how psychokinetic
energy can be put to a use that will benefit
mankind."
ABILITIES: The boffin is hoping to win a large cash
prize for his abilities
Despite wanting to change mankind for the better,
Magola does have one eye on a $1 million prize –
that has been unclaimed for decades – for anyone
that can prove they have supernatural powers.
The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge was
launched by famed magician and sceptic James
Randi in 1964 for anyone who can show evidence
of faith-healing, telepaths, psionics, dowsing,
precognative psychic friends with astral bodies,
past life remembrance, or spectral manifestations
of any kind.
Magola said of the prize: "I have been waiting
many years, training and researching techniques,
in order to challenge for the $1million prize.
"I want to do it live on TV and cannot wait to get a
reaction from an audience and prove to sceptics
who claim it is all a
hoax."
MANKIND: The German wants to use his abilities to
help humans
The father-of-one denies he is faking his abilities,
and says that anyone can master the abilities if
they put their mind to it.
He added: "Magnetic people prove with mind
power they are capable of lifting objects of
different materials off the floor without aid.
This can be done with the head or palms of the
hands to hold objects vertically, horizontally or in
circular movements.
Some magnetic people are also capable of lifting
objects from the floor with the palm of a gloved
hand or even with talcum powder on the skin.
You don't have be a scientist to see the difference
in the demonstrations between magnetic people
and sceptics, who attempt to fool people uses
cheating techniques."
X-MEN: The powers are similar to hose of comic-
book villain Magneto
Some parapsychologists share Magola's view,
believing that people can train their mind in order
to affect the physical world.
Metaphysics expert Dr Ellie Crystal said: "Everyone
has the potential to be able to be telekinetic.
Telekinesis is created by higher levels of
consciousness. It cannot be created by 'wishing it'
to happen on the physical level.
The energy to move or bend an object is created by
a person's thoughts created by their subconscious
mind."
Or being born a mutant like Magneto…. www.oseni9ja..com/2013/11/real-life-magneto-man-can-attach-metal.html?m=1

Health / Depression 'makes Us Biologically Older' by Plasmodium: 6:00pm On Nov 12, 2013
Depression can make us physically older by
speeding up the ageing process in our cells,
according to a study.
Lab tests showed cells looked biologically older in
people who were severely depressed or who had
been in the past.
These visible differences in a measure of cell ageing
called telomere length couldn't be explained by other
factors, such as whether a person smoked.
The findings, in more than 2,000 people, appear in
Molecular Psychiatry.
Experts already know that people with major
depression are at increased risk of age-related
diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart
disease.
This might be partly down to unhealthy lifestyle
behaviours such as alcohol use and physical
inactivity.
But scientists suspect depression takes its own toll
on our cells.
Telomere shortening
To investigate, Josine Verhoeven from the VU
University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, along
with colleagues from the US, recruited 2,407 people
to take part in the study.
More than one third of the volunteers were currently
depressed, a third had experienced major depression
in the past and the rest had never been depressed.
The volunteers were asked to give a blood sample for
the researchers to analyse in the lab for signs of
cellular ageing.
The researchers were looking for changes in
structures deep inside cells called telomeres.
Telomeres cap the end of our chromosomes which
house our DNA. Their job is to stop any unwanted
loss of this vital genetic code. As cells divide, the
telomeres get shorter and shorter. Measuring their
length is a way of assessing cellular ageing.
People who were or had been depressed had much
shorter telomeres than those who had never
experienced depression. This difference was
apparent even after lifestyle differences, such as
heavy drinking and smoking, were taken into
account.
Furthermore, the most severely and chronically
depressed patients had the shortest telomeres.
Dr Verhoeven and colleagues speculate that
shortened telomeres are a consequence of the body's
reaction to the distress depression causes.
"This large-scale study provides convincing evidence
that depression is associated with several years of
biological ageing, especially among those with the
most severe and chronic symptoms," they say.
But it is unclear whether this ageing process is
harmful and if it can be reversed.
UK expert Dr Anna Phillips, of the University of
Birmingham, has researched the effects of stress on
telomere length.
She says telomere length does not consistently
predict other key outcomes such as death risk.
Further, it is likely that only a major depressive
disorder, not experience of or even a lifetime of mild-
to-moderate depressive symptoms, relates to
telomere length, she said. www.oseni9ja..com/2013/11/depression-makes-us-biologically-older.html?m=1 www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24897247

Politics / Iyayi Killed By Kogi Governor’s Convoy by Plasmodium: 5:45pm On Nov 12, 2013
SaharaReporters has further confirmed that
Festus Iyayi, a well-known Nigerian novelist and
activist academic, was killed when a car in the
convoy of the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada,
rammed into his vehicle near Lokoja in Kogi State.
A police source as well as an eyewitness told
SaharaReporters that Mr. Iyayi died instantly at
the scene of the ghastly accident. Mr. Iyayi was on
his way to Kano to attend a meeting of the
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
whose members have been on strike since July.
The union's meeting in Kano was called to decide
on a possible calling off of the strike and a return
to teaching.
With today's accident, Governor Idris has further
consolidated his reputation as having one of the
most reckless convoys in Nigeria where drivers
attached to governors and other top officials are
known for driving dangerously. In late December
2012, Governor Idris's convoy was also involved in
a deadly accident that claimed the life of his aide
de camp. Mr. Idris was hospitalized at the National
Hospital, Abuja where he was treated for serious
injuries.
In a brief telephone conversation today, Kogi's
Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, confirmed that
the governor's convoy was involved in an accident
earlier today. But Mr. Awoniyi said he had not
obtained the details of how the accident
happened, telling our correspondent that he was
away in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, on
official duty.
In the early and mid-1980s, Mr. Iyayi broke out of
the confines of his academic discipline and
emerged as one of Nigeria's most radical writers
with such novels as Heroes, Violence, and The
Contract.
Mr. Iyayi studied economics and business
management in the old Soviet Union as well as in
the UK, and became a career-long professor of
business at the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
A fearless, outspoken member of ASUU, he was at
one time a leader of the union's chapter at
UNIBEN before becoming the group's national
leader in 1986 during the dictatorship of General
Ibrahim Babangida. In the early 90s he was
elected as the President of the Committee for the
Defence of Human rights (CDHR).
His death will be seen as the biggest individual
casualty of ASUU's prolonged strike as well as the
history of accidents caused by the deranged
driving by convoys traveling with Nigerian state
governors.
ASUU President Nasir Fagge confirmed his death
to SaharaReporters. He said the sad news was
broken to the union a few hours ago.
A lawyer in Abuja told SaharaReporters that he
hoped Mr. Iyayi's family would sue Governor Idris
for failing to restrain the recklessness of drivers
attached to his convoy. "This madness by the
convoys of governors will not stop until citizens
affected by it start rising to say a big no," the
lawyer said. www.oseni9ja..com/2013/11/iyayi-killed-by-kogi-governors-convoy.html?m=1 www.saharareporters.com/news-page/iyayi-killed-kogi-governors-convoy

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