Advertisement

Advertisement

Pep Guardiola Leads Tens of Thousands Of Catalans To Secede From Spain In October Referendum

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola led tens of thousands of demonstrators at a rally in the city in support of the bid for the Catalonia independence referendum. The revered former manager of Barcelona's football club told the gathered crowd he would be voting for independence on October 1 'even if the Spanish state doesn't want it'. Carles Puigdemont, leader of Catalonia's regional government, defied Madrid on Friday by setting a date for a binding vote even though the referendum has been ruled illegal by Spain's…

Online Flirting – How Far Is Too Far?

Online flirting seems to be the new norm amongst many users of smart phones and tablet PCs. Preliminary data shows that not only is flirting online and infidelity very close to becoming our “new norm,” it’s often tolerated within relationships. I believe that a large number of the people who flirt online know that it is not something they would want their partner to find out and that many people resist the urge to flirt online because they do want to remain faithful. It is interesting, however, to point out that some people…

Why The Breast Should Be Cared For

While some may feel uncomfortable with this piece, it is very understandable because our society frowns at public discussions or expression of anything considered sexual. So my apologies in advance if you are among those that due to some fable have closed minds. Growing up as a teenager, I was so fascinated about women’s breasts. I had always imagined about how it feels to caress those soft, delicate, sensitive mounds of skin. I fantasized about having my mouth around that darker patched ring of colour called the aureole.…

Making God In Our Image

I followed a friend to their church for a child dedication service yesterday. The periphery of the church was nicely adorned with beautiful flowers; the aesthetics of the inside of the church was breathtaking. The choir was made up of pretty cleavage-baring ladies. In fact the church has swag. I was impressed. When I first saw the presiding pastor coming out with panache for the service, I had to pinch myself to be sure I wasn’t in a cinema; I wanted to be like him. He was nothing short of a Nollywood celebrity –…

“The Alternative Method” – A True Life Story

I have done a few things as a youngster that I am not proud of. In those days, come what may, I will always end up in the top 5 of the class. But that term was different, I with my pals played more than the usual added that we just started smoking and drinking (alcohol) for the first time. Nothing else was important. About few days to the commencement of the term’s examination, it suddenly dawned on us that we were on our way to failure. We jostled and scrambled to read, but had no clue of what we should even be reading.…

I Survived… (Part I)

The lecture was going on, but my mind was somewhere else, if not that the lecturer was Dr. Orji I could have left the hall, but you dare not pick your nose let alone sneeze when he was in class. As he was dropping his chalk, I sprang to my feet, walked briskly and once out of the class, I ran to the bus stop, jumped into the next available taxi and headed back to my office. Ordinarily, it usually takes about 15 minutes to get to my office, but not that day. A route not used to heavy traffic suddenly had a ‘go slow’. I began…

Prostate Cancer: Why Should It Matter To Every Man?

I always see them run to the school farm at the back of our classroom, I didn’t quite get what they were up to. But because Kizito was involved, I knew they must be up to something mischievous. Out of curiosity, I tracked them to the school farm one day. In what appears to be a small clearing in the farm, I saw the five of them, pants pulled down, measuring ruler in their hands, as I drew closer, I observed that Kizito was measuring the length of their penises. We were in JSS 1, but we already recognized the enormous ego…

Alexis Sanchez Has ‘Mind Made Up’ Over Future At Arsenal

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez's "mind is made up" that he will leave the club this summer, according to the Mirror.The Gunners have been attempting to renew the Chilean's contract - which expires at the end of next season - for the last few months without success. Chief football writer at the Mirror, John Cross, said: "I think Sanchez will go. His mind's made up. I think there's big clubs in for him - PSG, Juventus as well." Sanchez has appeared indispensable for Arsenal this season, scoring 17 Premier League goals in 25…

South Africa Says No Need For AU Intervention, Dismisses Nigeria’s Allegation Of Xenophobic Attacks

The South African government has dismissed Nigeria’s call for the African Union (AU) to intervene to end xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. Over the weekend 30 shops belonging to foreigners were looted and burnt down in a Pretoria township. But the spokesperson for the foreign affairs department, Clayson Monyela, told South Africa's New Age paper that the attacks were isolated incidents: It was just sporadic criminal incidents, the residents were clear that they were unhappy about drugs and…

Borno Women React To Emir Sanusi’s ‘One-Wife-For-The-Poor’ Proposal

Mixed reactions from women in Borno have trailed the move by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, to ensure that poor men did not marry more than one wife. In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Maiduguri, some women said they wholeheartedly supported the move, while others thought the idea was out of place. It would be recalled that the Emir had at an occasion, lamented that some people who were financially handicapped, married many wives and ended up not living up to their…