Monday, March 28, 2016

Olubadan preaches love, peace at Easter

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has enjoined Christians and non-Christians in Ibadan, Oyo State and the country to make love and peace their watchword.
The Olubadan spoke through the Director, Media and Public Affairs to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, when youths from Oluyole Local Government, under the aegis of Oluyole Youth Council, led by the mayor, Ilori Peter, came to observe the monthly environmental sanitation exercise at the palace in Popoyemoja, Ibadan.
He explained that that proper understanding of the life and times of Jesus Christ showed that the greatest message of Christ was love which had the ability to erase sins also through God’s forgiveness.
He said, “Irrespective of religious and ideological persuasion, we need peace, love and harmony at this time, more than at any other times in the history of our community, the state and indeed Nigeria in general. It is the height of love and sacrifice for somebody to offer to lay down his life for the sake of others which is exemplified in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
The monarch commended the people of Oyo State for embracing peace, while also stating that without peace and love, there would be no progress in the land.
“We live in a dynamic world where the society is confronted by new developments but we must also acknowledge that negative development will thrive where the people have no common goal towards positive development,” he said.
“As a nation, we must unite to put an end to all the challenges that threaten our nationhood. Nigerians are peace loving people but we must spread the good news and ensure a better future for our nation.”

Lionel Messi: "I Would Be Proud to Meet Barack Obama"

Lionel Messi has responded to comments from Barack Obama saying the president and his two daughters would like to meet the FC Barcelona and Argentina star.
"Obviously, I was surprised that Obama said that, but on the contrary, for me it would be completely the opposite," Messi stated. "For me it would be a source of great pride to be able to meet him and his daughters, but obviously I know it would be complicated."
Obama had expressed his desire to arrange a meeting with Messi for his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, during a diplomatic trip to Argentina.
Messi - often praised for his humble demeanor - said he was caught off-guard by the president's wish. "I don't know whether it is possible," the soccer superstar said. "Maybe he made the comment because he was in Argentina, but I can say I was as surprised as everyone else."
According to the Catalan paper Ara, the FC Barcelona PR department was caught by surprise as well by Obama's comments. The club is apparently looking into inviting the US president to watch a game at Camp Nou, though the option is not seen as particularly likely..
Obama had publicly mentioned Messi before. In 2011, the president was given a personalized #10 "Obama" jersey by the Colorado Rapids. While accepting the gift, Obama joked: , "As you know, the number 10 is the leader. So, me and Messi, we're right up there."
Messi also drew praise for his performance on the pitch earlier this week, as Argentina overcame continental champions Chile, 2-1.
Source: SB-Nation

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TRENDING: PSquare, management back together again

After several weeks of drama on social media and one solo production each, it seems the Nigerian RnB act; Peter and Paul PSquare Okoye are back together.
Just like they did at the beginning of their separation about five weeks ago, the duo returned to their Instagram page to let people know that they are now back together as a group.
“That it took our stupidity to realize that FAMILY comes first, We are VERY SORRY,” the twins posted on their different Instagram pages.
The group P-Square started in St. Murumba Secondary School in Jos, capital of Plateau State, in the 1990s. Peter and Paul Okoye cut their teeth as singers and dancers in the school music and drama club before forming a group known as the Smooth Criminals in 1997.
Later, the brothers enrolled in a music school to receive formal training on how to play the keyboard, drums, bass and rhythm guitars. When the Smooth Criminals got disbanded, the twins, who were already household names in Jos, founded their own group. At different times, they named the group Double P and Da Pees before finally settling for PSquare.
Initially managed by Bayo Odusanmi, aka Howie T, a seasoned concert promoter, the PSquare started its musical journey on a sound note. The group won the Benson and Hedges Grab Da Mic talent hunt competition in 2001 and earned a well-deserved sponsorship for its debut album, titled Last Nite.
A few months later, the PSquare was nominated for the KORA Awards of the same year in the Most Promising African Group category. The icing on the cake came when the group won the 2003 Amen Award for Best R&B Group.
The PSquare had since gone ahead to win more awards. In its 14 years of existence, it recorded a total of six studio albums, including Game Over, the group’s best-selling album that sold over 8 million copies all over the world.
Although this is not the first time that a disagreement between the musical twins has come to the notice of the public, it was the first time it would get to the extent of releasing solo singles by any of the two.

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