Lifestyle – Flawlessview News | Latest Nigeria Breaking News and headline Latest flawless Nigeria Breaking News and headline Mon, 16 Nov 2020 02:07:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lifestyle – Flawlessview News | Latest Nigeria Breaking News and headline 32 32 140851725 Tips to be Successful with Work at House Travel Agent Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:21:59 +0000 Travel AgentTo be sure, the advent of the Details Age has actually brought lots of exciting changes to numerous old industries, consisting of the world of travel. Prior to the Web became so popular, travel was an item offered nearly specifically by travel companies who were, in turn, working mainly for airlines. However, the changes as […]]]> Travel Agent

To be sure, the advent of the Details Age has actually brought lots of exciting changes to numerous old industries, consisting of the world of travel. Prior to the Web became so popular, travel was an item offered nearly specifically by travel companies who were, in turn, working mainly for airlines. However, the changes as it was have actually managed to permeate the thick layer of skin that travel bureau appeared to have and gradually, policies are being adapted to match the new requirements of journeys and the changing attitudes of travel representatives in general.

With work at home opportunities cropping up online almost every day, many people are beginning to eschew the rat race and the busy lifestyle that in-house workplaces use. And it is for this reason that workers and many of them are take trip agents, are now trying to discover methods of earning money by working from the home.

Work at home chances is offered for almost any aspect of the tasks industry. You can find work at home chances in the location of composing, information entry, clerical tasks, little companies, and even work as a travel representative. For the purpose of uniqueness, this post will focus on the home-based career of a travel agent and some tips on how to be effective at it.

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How to Set Up Your Work at Home Office

Naturally, when you’re just starting on a new job, one of the numerous things that you’re going to consider is your office. With work at a home task, your office should work as the central point where all things relating to work are relegated. Nevertheless, when you’re working as a home-based travel representative, you do not truly need appropriate work at a house office. You can start working immediately, doing your company as a travel representative, without having to set up your work at the office.

What are the absolute requirements of a travel representative? You might extremely well make your calls and do the things that a travel representative is expected to do in the dining room and your clients would never recognize the distinction. Just do your work at home job and the rest just falls into location.

What are Features and Benefits?

The work at house travel representative requires to know and comprehend the distinction amongst the two elements of an item– advantages and functions. These two are essential in order to unlock the needs of your customers.

The feature is a component of the product that you are providing. So when the work at house travel agent says “first-class” flight, the term “very first-class” is a function of that specific flight.

A benefit describes the positive outcomes or result that the prospect can delight in from the feature that the travel representative is using. So going back to the very first example, there are numerous benefits that you can delight in from a very first flight, more so than when you are say flying commercial.

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Anthony Joshua Meets The Queen Before Addresses The Audience at Commonwealth Day Service Mon, 09 Mar 2020 23:50:51 +0000 Anthony Joshua ukAnthony Joshua was welcomed to speak at Westminster Abbey at a Commonwealth Day church service attended by the Queen and other dignitaries. Joshua, who has Nigerian roots and spent part of his childhood in the country, explains the benefits of being part of the Commonwealth in a moving speech.   View this post on Instagram […]]]> Anthony Joshua uk

Anthony Joshua was welcomed to speak at Westminster Abbey at a Commonwealth Day church service attended by the Queen and other dignitaries.
Joshua, who has Nigerian roots and spent part of his childhood in the country, explains the benefits of being part of the Commonwealth in a moving speech.


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Joshua said: “My name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua and, like many of you here, I’m a child of the Commonwealth.
“I was born in Watford, and my heritage is Nigerian. I come from the Yoruba people, who are the largest, and some might say the loudest ethnic group in all of Africa. I’m proudly Nigerian and proudly British.


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Aliko Dangote Is AFRICA’S RICHEST MAN Nine Times in a Row – Forbes Magazine Thu, 13 Feb 2020 01:03:21 +0000 AFRICA’S RICHEST MANFrom the latest ranking of Forbes Magazine, Aliko Dangote is still going strong in the business world, Forbes Magazine has just released the latest list of African Billionaires for the first quarter of 2020. According to this latest Forbes’ Africa Billionaire List, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, is still […]]]> AFRICA’S RICHEST MAN

From the latest ranking of Forbes Magazine, Aliko Dangote is still going strong in the business world, Forbes Magazine has just released the latest list of African Billionaires for the first quarter of 2020. According to this latest Forbes’ Africa Billionaire List, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, is still Africa’s richest man.


By Forbes’s latest ranking, Aliko Dangote presently has a net worth of $10.1 billion, beating Nassef Sawiris’ $8 billion net worth that earned the Egyptian billionaire the second place on the list.

Recall that Aliko Dangote’s Dangote Group is a household name in Nigeria and neighboring countries, his Dangote Group has Cement production plants in Nigeria, he is also the major importer and producer of flour and sugar in Nigeria, and his refinery is reportedly nearing completion. Aliko Dangote is reportedly the highest individual employer of labour in the whole of Africa, Dangote made his fortune from running the Dangote Group following international standards.

Also in the list is another of Nigeria’s, the Forbes list placed Mike Adenuga in the third position with a net worth of $7.7 billion, Adenuga shared the third spot with South Africa’s Nicky Oppenheimer.

Mike Adenuga, who made his fortune from banking, oil production, and telecom, is Nigeria’s second richest man, second to Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga’s Globacom is the third operator with the widest coverage in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s amazon and richest woman, also made the Forbes list of richest people in Africa, Folorunsho Alakija who has always held her own in a male-dominated business arena, was recorded as having a net worth of $1 billion, thus earning her the twentieth position on the list.

Bravo to the Iron Lady from us at, we do sincerely wish her rise on the list and more grease to her business elbow

Here is the full list:

Aliko Dangote $10.1 billion
Nassef Sawiris $8 billion
Mike Adenuga $7.7 billion
Nicky Oppenheimer $7.7 billion
Johann Rupert $6.5 billion
Issad Rebrab $4.4 billion
Mohamed Mansour $3.3 billion
Abdulsamad Rabiu $3.1 billion
Naguib Sawiris $3 billion
Patrice Motsepe $2.6 billion
Koos Bekker–$2.5 billion
Yasseen Mansour–$2.3 billion
Isabel dos Santos – $2.2 billion
Youssef Mansour – $1.9 billion
Aziz Akhannouch – $1.7 billion
Mohammed Dewji – $1.6 billion
Othman Benjelloun – $1.4 billion
Michiel Le Roux – $1.3 billion
Strive Masiyiwa – $1.1 billion
Folorunsho Alakija – $1 billion

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Bill Gates Buys Nature Friendly hydrogen-powered Megayacht Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:50:08 +0000 GatesMulti-billionaire, Bill Gates has been reported as ordering a super toy for his pleasure, and as an advocate of nature friendliness to the core, Bill Gates is going to be the proud owner of the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht. The superyacht will be featuring a helipad, its own spa, and gym staffed by paid professionals, […]]]> Gates

Multi-billionaire, Bill Gates has been reported as ordering a super toy for his pleasure, and as an advocate of nature friendliness to the core, Bill Gates is going to be the proud owner of the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht.

The superyacht will be featuring a helipad, its own spa, and gym staffed by paid professionals, the wow craft is going to have five decks on which palatial dwellings for fourteen guests will be situated along with accommodations for its thirty-one crew members.


The futuristic vessel was first brought to limelight during last year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the 112-meter (370ft) superyacht is the design of Sinot, the Dutch design firm with a reputation for designing luxury seafaring vessels.

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For power source, the superyacht, “Aqua” will be powered primarily by a liquid hydrogen fuel engine, and it, therefore, comes as no surprise that the multi-billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft who has a reputation for everything green has commissioned the luxury vessel that is reputed to produce water vapor into the air instead of smoke.

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The luxurious Aqua superyacht comes at a very high price of £500m ($644m).

While describing the luxury vessel last year, Sander Sinot, owner of the Dutch design firm Sinot said:

“For the development of Aqua, we took inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner, the fluid versatility of water and cutting-edge technology, to combine this in a superyacht with truly innovative features.”

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The Aqua has within its superstructure a host of cutting-edge features. Because of the chemical and physical properties of hydrogen it’s primary fuel, very special conditions must be met, situated below decks are two vacuum-sealed tanks each weighing a massive 28-tonnes, these tanks maintain sub-zero temperature of -423F (-253C) when filled with liquid hydrogen, which power the ship’s two one-megawatt motors and propellors.

According to Sunday Telegraph, Bill Gates super toy is expected to hit the seas around 2024, and when it does, it is expected to have top speeds of around 17 knots (about 20mph), and on a full tank of hydrogen fuel, it’s expected to cover up to 3,750 miles (that’s roughly London to New York) before it will need refueling, however, due to the rarity of hydrogen fuelling stations, Aqua will have in place for such emergencies a “diesel back-up” engine.

The Aqua is reported to be the first luxury yacht in the multi-billionaire and second richest man in the world’s collection of vessels as before now he always rented one when he needed it.

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9-year-old Boy With calendar Days In His Brain Thu, 06 Feb 2020 06:06:03 +0000 Siju OlawepoSiju Olawepo nine years old primary five students was discovered at Carol School in Lagos. He is a calendar genius who knows the day for any date supplied to him, as far back as some century. This nine-year-old calender genius provides the same day to any date he is given almost faster than an internet […]]]> Siju Olawepo

Siju Olawepo nine years old primary five students was discovered at Carol School in Lagos. He is a calendar genius who knows the day for any date supplied to him, as far back as some century. This nine-year-old calender genius provides the same day to any date he is given almost faster than an internet search engine. This natural ability was first discovered by one of his computer instructor, who observed that he was always demanding for plain sheets to design calendars.

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Siju Later saw creating calendars for the future without the aid of any existing one. Nine-year-old Siju Olawepo, like a fortune-teller, once given him a date, can tell the matching day of the week. In addition to knowing the dates, he also doesn’t forget any date he knows. He can tell anybody the particular day of the week he/she was born. Within seconds, he told the reporters that Nigeria would be 100 years on Friday, October 1, 2060. He was also swift to say it would be a leap year.

When asked how he came about knowing days with their corresponding dates, the response was, “I just know it. My instinct tells me dates with the corresponding days. It comes naturally to me, and I cannot explain how.” Information gathered from Siju’s computer teacher, Mr. David Ugiomoh, that what the boy enjoys doing most is designing calendars. “He was always coming to my office to ask for plain sheets for designing calendars. I and others in the school initially thought he was copying from an existing calendar until the day he came to my office to design a calendar for the year 2023. When I checked the dates on my phone, I saw that they were all correct,” “Then I started asking him days for different dates, and he was answering correctly. I also asked him for the day to my birthday, which he provided seamlessly. I was baffled and discovered he was a genius,” he explained. Siju said his future ambition is to become a horticulturist and will plant varieties of flowers.

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Nigeria – Chinese Bags Chieftaincy Title Sat, 18 Jan 2020 03:34:33 +0000 Chinese Bags Chieftaincy TitleThe bilateral and cultural ties between China and Nigeria appear to be growing strong, this is coming in the light of the chieftaincy title that was awarded a Chinese national in Awka by Orji-ofo Igbo, a socio-cultural group in Anambra state. Prof Job Yu Zhangbao the director of the Confucius Institute at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka […]]]> Chinese Bags Chieftaincy Title

The bilateral and cultural ties between China and Nigeria appear to be growing strong, this is coming in the light of the chieftaincy title that was awarded a Chinese national in Awka by Orji-ofo Igbo, a socio-cultural group in Anambra state.

Prof Job Yu Zhangbao the director of the Confucius Institute at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka was honored with the Igbo chieftaincy title of Ezi Ozi ndi Igbo 1, interpreted Reliable Friend of the Igbo.

This chieftaincy conferment took place during the Oji-Ofor Cultural Festival in Awka, Anambra State.

The Chinese national is henceforth recognized as the first Chinese academia to be inducted into a chieftaincy institution in Nigeria, thus making him a bona fide cultural ambassador of Nigeria. Dr Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Director, Information and Public Relations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, said this much during a chat with pressmen.

While speaking on behalf of the institutions’ students, the Students Union Government (SUG) President, Joseph Okafor, paid glowing tributes to Prof Zhangbao’s excellent human relations skills.

An overwhelmed Prof Zhangbao had this to say himself.

“This title is recognition of the contribution of the Chinese staff of the Confucius Institute at Nnamdi Azikiwe University to the growth of the Nigeria-China relations. I am so happy to become a red cap chief in Igbo land, Nigeria. The red cap is not for me; it is for all the Chinese teachers who are working at the Confucius Institute. It is a testament to their modest contribution to the effort to foster intercultural harmony across the Indian Ocean.”

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The Anger of the Poor Sat, 27 Apr 2019 07:33:27 +0000

No more free money”. Some of us deployed this cliché with excitement when Buhari won the Presidential election in 2015. It has since become a mantra for Buhari’s most ardent followers who use it derisively to signpost their anger and disdain of the elite, as the economy bites harder. To his supporters, President Buhari can do no wrong and bears no blame for the tottering economy as long as he says he’s fighting corruption. In the last two years, the country has become one huge slaughter slab. Death by the dozens no longer moves anyone. It feels like there is a conspiracy to democratize poverty with the rising insecurity across the length and breadth of Nigeria, dwindling incomes and escalating living costs due to lack of basic infrastructure. From the frustrations of Nigerians, is an emerging powerful, uniting common factor – the anger of the poor. All over the world of politics, there is an emerging understanding, perhaps I dare float it as a theory; The Rule Of The Tormented. We see it in Buhari’s cult following. It is also the driving factor in Trump America. It is evident in Italy, in France and we saw it in as the unseen hand in Brexit. The tormented are angry, they have the numbers and they are bent on tormenting their tormentors.

The talakawas of the North and many Buhari voters elsewhere took an informed position and cemented their position long ago. They understand politics more than they are given credit for. Their current psychology is derived from years of suffering and neglect. The economy is bad right? Has the economy been good to the Nigerian poor before Buhari? What was the tangible benefit to the poor when the economy was good? The poor have always been poor in this land. The poor, the Buhari voter, is deprived, overlooked and even despised. He sees Buhari as the tormentor of his tormentors. He knows his tormentors are suffering mass squeeze. He is prostrate but he has always been. He has nothing to fear again because he has been robbed of his dignity long ago. He is helpless, but he has one wish, let my tormentors have and enjoy their own torment.

Like we have seen in many places around the world, the working poor vote proportionally more than the middle and the upper middle class. In like manner, voter turnout as we have seen in the last election, is generally higher in rural areas than in cities. The reasons are not far fetched; it is because the poor have higher expectations of the state. Who are the state? The elite! The Nigerian elite are the world’s most insensitive and greedy. Ostensibly, they deserve whatever is thrown at them at this time. For long, most of them became rich due to patronage and unearned income. They are used to revelling in ill-gotten wealth and abundance with a sense of freedom and independence from deprivation without a care for the working poor. To them, greed is good because it is beneficial. They even try their best possible to justify it and see it as morally defensible because they give handouts to those who crawl to them.

How long can President Buhari hold his coalition of the tormented? Rising insecurity and hunger is a bad mix. Throughout the land, the unease cannot be missed and the President’s silence in the face of killings and kidnappings is deafening. The right to vote a candidate of our choice imply some degree of equality irrespective of our economic position. Democracy ensures the poor has the right to be heard but the right to choose does not necessarily translate into a government’s commitment to equality, fairness and justice. The President just approved an increase in the minimum wage, increase in minimum wage is an inadequate bandaid for this festering wound. At this tough time, poverty alleviation is not just an economic imperative. It is a political necessity for the All Progressives Congress (APC). President Buhari needs a more robust approach than the minimum wage. The country needs to review the outrageous salaries and allowances of legislators, ensure fair play through market regulation and improve the tax base by implementing a progressive tax policy.

Resentment is growing in Nigeria because Nigerians know they are not equal before the market nor the law. Every day, they are confronted with unequal opportunities and the perpetuation of inequality through the subordination of opportunities to social and political institutions. Increasingly, inequality of opportunity is influenced by political, social, and cultural institutions like ethnicity, gender, and religion. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, parents are better off than their offsprings. Nigeria’s secularism is under threat, education quota has become a way to promote mediocrity and the President himself has used public sector employment to create an incestuous architecture of indolence.

In the long run, political opportunism will not save Buhari from the harsh judgement of history. On his watch, every economic indicator on growth and inequality is getting worse and there strong indications that the authority of the government as a promoter of economic growth and income redistribution is facing further erosion. The rentier mentality developed over years of addiction to crude oil has killed the creative ability to think out and stick to sustainable economic solutions to support an exploding population. It cannot continue.

The ingredients of violent agitation are threatening to come together. The populist posture will soon wear out. The government must take active steps to guarantee legal right to basic needs like food, health and education. Failure to act will threaten Nigeria’s corporate existence.

Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú a farmer, youth advocate and political analyst writes this weekly column, “Bamidele Upfront” for PREMIUM TIMES.

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Rural Women Get Training As Solar Energy Technicians In Liberia. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:14:26 +0000

In a drive to better the lives of rural women in Liberia, the government has embarked on a scheme where rural women are trained in the application and use of solar energy, and to achieve this feat, the Liberian government has gone into partnership with the Barefoot College of India.

Under the scheme, a Vocational Training Center will be established at the Grand Bassa Community College to cater for the training of about twenty women living in rural areas annually as Solar Energy Technicians. Earlier, the Liberian Government in collaboration with the Barefoot College of India, had sent eleven rural grandmothers to India where they were trained in the installation and maintenance of solar power system.

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Hon. Williametta Saydee-Tarr, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection of the Republic of Liberia, made the disclosure during the ‘Event Law’ in Africa program, speaking to participants of the ‘Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)’, Hon. Williametta said that the scheme was part of policy efforts taken by the Government to address the low representation of women in the Energy Sector.

Minister Tarr argued that the solar energy sector was one of the least gender diverse sectors globally, and certainly in Liberia, she stressed that this has given rise to systemic challenges, such as “cultural imbalances, limited access to infrastructure and lack of women leadership in major roles”.

Hon. Williametta Saydee-Tarr, therefore sent a dispatch from the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations, in the dispatch, Liberian Minister of Gender, encouraged all governments and institutions to develop policies that would lead to concrete solutions that will help to address the harsh reality of gender under representation in the Energy Sector, however; the Minister said that Liberia’s political will to move forward is clear.

“We have sitting on this panel today, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), who is a young dynamic female leader. We have a President who has dubbed himself “Feminist in Chief”, and has directed his government officials to make priority the inclusion of women in all sectors of our economy”.

Minister Tarr also spoke of other policy initiatives embarked on by the Government to bridge the gender gap; including the “Gender and Social Inclusion Project”, which aims to mainstream gender issues in policies and guidelines of Ministries, Agencies and Commissioners (MACs) through capacity building and establishment of gender units at the Liberia Electricity Cooperation, Ministry of Mines and Energy, and Ministry of Public Works. The project is being supported with funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Compact.

Also serving as panelist, the Chief Executive Officer and President of the National Oil Company of Liberia Attorney Saifuah Mai Gray spoke of the revision of the Petroleum laws of Liberia, leading to the separation of regulatory and commercial functions of the entity. Under the new law, NOCAL handles commercial matters and the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority handles regulatory matters.

Attorney Gray said Liberia is still in the exploration stage, but was already investing in human capital- training technicians and managers to effectively and efficiently administer the sector.

Attorney Gray who was appointed in 2018 told the forum that NOCAL had faced several challenges during the past administration and was in the process of restructuring and rebranding to respond to questions of transparency, exclusiveness and Health and Safety”. As part of the restructuring and rebranding process, the NOCAL boss disclosed that a ten (10) year forensic audit would be done.

Other Panelists from The Gambia, Nigeria, Mali, France and the United States of America also shared best practices at the “Energy Law in Africa” side event.

Delivering closing remarks at the event, the Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations His Excellency Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr. described the Energy Sector as a very indispensible resource for the growth and development of the African Continent.

He stressed that in the absence of energy it is difficult for investors to come to any country, and drive the necessary industrial developments for a vibrant economy.

Ambassador Kemayah encouraged the organizers and participants to consolidate efforts to go beyond the dialogue at the United Nations and take practical steps in Countries in Africa. He extended an invitation to the organizers to visit Liberia as their next stop, as they strive to influence the process of developing effective energy laws for Africa.

The “Energy Law in Africa” side event was organized by the Doctoral School of Public Law, La Sorbonne University in Paris, France, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of The Gambia to the United Nations. The Side Event was organized to highlight Sustainable Development Goal Seven (7): “Affordable and Clean Energy”, with the aim of providing a platform to share good practices, challenges and opportunities; while influencing the evolving development of energy law across the country.

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Kevin Hart Patronize Trending Super Realistic Portrait Pencil Artists In Nigeria Thu, 07 Mar 2019 05:13:54 +0000

Trending in Nigeria is a new breed of super realistic pencil artists, these artists are young Nigerians, some of them are as young as 11 years old, and their works are simply breath taking. To look at their works is to be bugged down with doubt that there is “no way this is not a printed photograph”, the perfection is quite outstanding.

Kareen Waris Olamilekan (also known as Waspa), is an artist from Lagos, Nigeria, he is just 11 years old, while his peers are running around the neighborhood playing football and getting “busy” with other Ingenious youthful exuberances, Kareem Olamilekan is busy creating hyper-realistic works of art.

The young Kareem is currently studying at Ayowole Academy of Arts, the “bitty artist” has one wish and that is to see his works on display in a museum someday. According to close associates, Olamilekan has been drawing since the age of 6, and his core subject area is portraits, though he sometimes tries other subject areas too.

Speaking to a BBC correspondent, Kareem said

“I draw my friends. I draw cartoons, comics. I draw illustrations from textbooks and newspapers.

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“I draw hyperrealistic pencil works.”

One of the “wow” effects of Kareem’s pencil works is details. The details that Kareen creates in his pencil art works are so realistic that one is left to wonder how an 11 year-old could capture such details. Kareen says that he has two artistic idols, they are Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley, who himself is a hyper-realistic artist, and the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo.

Olamilekan’s most famous work is the “Daily Bread”, the portrait shows a sweating young man eating in tears, his inspiration according to him is

“My family, we work hard before we put food in our mouths, before we eat,

“That’s what inspires me.”

Eli Waduba, is another 26 year old Nigeria-based pencil artist whose hyper-realistic pencil artwork is a joy to behold. Eli Waduba is a native of Kaduna state. Eli created a master piece of his favorite comedian Kevin Hart, put side by side, it is virtually impossible to “spot the difference”, the likeness is uncanny.

Eli Waduba placed a message on Twitter showing the Hart masterpiece, he just did it with the hope that his favorite comedian may perhaps see it one day, but two days and thousands of retweets later, Kevin Hart acknowledged Waduba’s drawing and even endorsed him for some more.

“I see it and I want to purchase it…I also want to support you and your amazing talent by giving you a fee to do a pencil drawing of 3 of my celebrity friends that I can gift it to. DM your info and let’s get to work.”

Waduba, was ecstatic with delight when Kevin Hart acknowledged his efforts and hard work. When chatting with a CNN correspondence Eli Waduba said

“I hoped he [Hart] would see it and actually believed he would see it someday,”

“But I did not know it would happen so fast.”

“It has been so overwhelming and words cannot describe it. Kevin Hart has always been my favorite comedian.

“We have started the process” [of selling the portraits].

Eli Waduba is a graduate of Cooperative Economics and Management from Kaduna State Polytechnic, according to Waduba, he has been drawing since he was nine and now works as a full-time artist.

“I loved drawing growing up but I knew I could be better when I saw the works of people like people Arinze Stanley, Kelvin Okafor and Ken Nwadiogbu,”

In 2016, the hyper-realist oil paintings by Olumide Oresegun hit the web, they were widely shared on social media because they were so natural and realistic that many took them to be actual pictures.

While speaking to CNN, a Nigerian art curator Akinyemi Adetunji said that the trend has been made possible mostly because of the power of social media.

“The Nigerian art circle used to be closed up. It was just made up of a few people who were avid collectors.

“But because of the influence of social media, it has opened up the industry to external influences, to many eyes.”

Ken Nwadiogbu, is a 23 year-old visual artist resident in Lagos, Nigeria, this young man specialises in 3D hyper-realistic drawings done with pencil and paper, his created pictures and portraits are so realistic that one is often forced to look twice to make sure they aren’t photographs, the details created by Ken in his portrait is so “wowish”, even the hair follicles stand out with such detail, it’s simply breath taking.

The strange thing about Ken’s art is that he is completely self-taught and for this reason he mentions that he has faced many challenges to become a recognised artist.

“I learnt the technique myself,

“I finished with a BSc in Civil Engineering. So I never went to an art school or had any formal education in art.”

After graduation, a hint that he was taking to art full time was met with resistance from his family.

“That’s “African Parents” for you,

“They were concerned about financial stability, and how the world will view you. We have so many road side artists in Lagos, so they were concerned I might be going towards that direction.

“5 years ago when I started art, there was little or no attention given it,

“There was no room to connect or understand art except if you went to an “art school”. There was this stigmatisation on artists who didn’t study art. It was hard for a young artist like myself to evolve.”

Today, however, Nigerians are getting better and becoming more aware of the art culture

“The art scene is growing. Now, I see young artists being inspired and trying to focus on their dreams. I can see opportunities springing up for even those who did not study art. So it’s a work in progress, and I’m thankful for that.”

What drives his passion for art? Ken says

“My art’s course is to pursue freedom of expression and belief, and to promote the voices of those rather unheard,” he said. “I also want to explore subtle desire and privilege. In The Nylon Series, there are views of enthusiasts of the typical African culture and morals. Okotogbam touches on emotion and strength of character, while The King’s Diary presents the possibilities of African Feminism, as seen in female patriarchy.”

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Revelations Versus Outcomes, Fake or Real, Results And Verdicts Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:40:43 +0000

Revelations are a common place in Nigeria, preceding every event, there is always a Revelation from one spiritual father, mother, pastor, imam, reverend and a host of other personalities who claim to be very close to the most high, however, whether these revelations turn out as said or not is another case entirely.

Fake or real

Prophecy is a gift which gives people an insight to tomorrow, this insight under normal condition is of divine source, the divine inspires the utterance of events yet to manifest, for this reason, it embodies something that creates a seeming nearness of prophesying spiritual leaders to God and the responses of the ordinary humans to these spiritual leaders is a direct response to this closeness to God. But of course most individuals take advantage of this phenomenon and give the ordinary man whose ear is not close to the most highs mouth the impression that they are pious men and women.

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In this article, we take a look at some past prophecies, their outcomes and give logical verdicts based on their turnouts. Let us dwell on the most recent prophecies that covered the outcome of the just concluded presidential election.

Moses Muyideen Kasali, is the General Overseer of the The Mountain of Mercy (aka Ori-Oke Alaseyori Church) located in Moniya area of Ibadan, Oyo State. In 2015, through divine revelation he prophesied that Buhari will become president of Nigeria after the 2015 elections and indeed Buhari won and became president. Preceeding the 2019 general elections, the same Muyideen Kasali prophesied that President Muhammadu Buhari was going to loose if he attempted to run a second time, in fact he warned Buhari against seeking a second term in 2019, he cautioned Buhari not to be deceived by sycophants and political jobbers who according to him

“are likely to hijack his government and render him incapacitated and unable to please God in the assignment the Almighty has given to him.”

Buhari dared this “divine” revelation, and won.

Verdict: The most logical conclusion would be that the first revelation was just a lucky guess as there was no “divine anything”.

Prophet Emmanuel Chukwudi is the well-known fiery pastor of King of Kings Deliverance Church, located in Mgbo Court in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, this prophet did not actually say whether Buhari would win or not, however, he has prophesied that President Muhammadu Buhari will die in office, to reinforce his divine prophecy, he said that if Buhari did not die in office, then he (Prophet Chukwudi) was not called by God.

Verdict: Nigerians watch to see if Buhari dies in office

“I see the nation Atikulated in 2019.”

That was a statement credited to Apostle Joshua Mone, General Overseer of Voice of Liberty Intercessors Ministry in Delta State, this was his divine revelation, according to Apostle Joshua Mone, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Atiku had been divinely picked to the point where the Apostle saw an Atikulated Nigeria.

Verdict: Well, APC has been accused of circumventing the electoral process to their advantage, APC has thus over ridden the divine mandate. More power to APC.

The equally fiery General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman not say President Muhammadu Buhari was going to win or not, he only said that the old man needs prayer, according to him

“Please Sir, go and rest. Abubakar Atiku should focus on the North during the campaigns. I see an Igbo Presidency in 2023 but they must not have any deal with present government. Tinubu should forget 2023.”

Prophet Samuel Akinbodunse is the General Overseer of Freedom for all Nations Outreach (FANO), when addressing his followers Prophet Samuel Akinbodunse urged Nigerians to warn President Buhari that he is going beyond his boundaries. This time the prophet actually stated that

“The Lord said his tenure is once, not twice.”

Verdict: Buhari is a stubborn man, he dares to run for a second term when the divine has allowed only one term. Buhari get liver o, fear no de cash this man sef?

rophet Ugochukwu Tochukwu Amaukwu is the founder and General Overseer of the Excellent Christian Ministry International, by divine inspiration he predicted that the PDP will dispute the presidential election result because according to him the

“ruling party retains power by all means”

Verdict: Kool.

Rev. Fr. Ejike Maka is the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, he is one of the few Christian religious leader who fully endorsed President Muhammed Buhari’s second term re-election bid, according to him

“Among all the presidential candidates, Buhari stands in the best position to win the presidential election.”

Verdict: Come-on, the man did not say “the lord said” he only gave his honest assessment based on the political climate at the time.

The list is endless, but one thing is quite certain and that is, not every “God said” is a “God said”, most of these spiritual leaders are themselves trying to make a living and will go to any lengths to make an extra buck, the only sad thing about these individuals is that in their bid to gain recognition, money and power, they inadvertently lead their followers astray, these followers are those that put their trust in their sanctity as men of God.

The infamous Jim Jones of the Guyana tragedy saga started like this, he was trusted by his followers because they believed in his sanctity but alas Jim Jones was only human with human weaknesses, how it all ended for Jim and his followers is all history now.

So that this practice of claiming divine when all it is is the man’s conjecture should be discouraged and not allowed to thrive in the Nigerian society, to claim that God has said this or that should not be something that should be taken lightly, an individual who broadcasts that “God said” should know that time will tell if indeed “God said” and where such a “God said” turns out to be a blatant lie, such an individual should be held accountable, such a personality must not be allowed to go public with his/her “God saids”, Nigerians must learn to shun such “men of god” because they constitute a clear and present danger to the society we live in.

Now that the Fulanis and the bokoharams are having a field day killing people like there are no laws in Nigeria, imagine what can happen when one of these individuals come up with a “God said” that compels followers to begin to take reprisal actions, then sooner or later the nation will go into a full scale war, and when the war commences, guess what, most of these “God saids” will not be within the shores of Nigeria, they will not be here to reap the thorns which they sowed with their “God said”

Nigerians need to wise up and stop following these “God saids”

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