Friday, 24 October 2014

NBL Shares Health Importance Of Beer @ Media Executives’ MBA Class

L-R-Agenmonmen, Malomo, Atinmo and Anozie

TPT's Toks Modupe leading the team

Cross section of the executive students @ the MBA class
Beer intake especially its reasonable daily consumption, before or after meal has been said to possess some vital supplements to aid human healthy lifestyle. This was brought to fore in the on-going 4-day lecture/seminar organized for media executives by the management of frontline brewer, Nigerian Breweries Limited.

Quoting a World Health Organisation source, a Professor of Human Nutrition from the University of Ibadan, Prof. Tola Atinmo who’s one of the resource persons that delivered papers at the seminar has come out to endorse a 60g intake which represents 1 to 2 bottles of beer as daily prescription by the World Health Organisation.

“With its contents, as analised by nutritionists, I think Beer can be a source of our healthy lifestyle, even the World Health Organisation-WHO prescribed a 60g intake which corresponds to 1 t0 2 bottles a day”, the erudite scholar told journalists at the symposium.

Tagged, Media Beer Academy-MBA and put together by one of the nation’s leading public relations gurus-Tokubo Modupe of TPT fame, the colloquium unveiled the ironic origin and history of the iconic alcohol beverage-Beer as well as x-raying some of its potential importance as a source of human well-being and livelihood if taken in moderation.

The 4-day seminar which kicked off on Wednesday, October 22nd is holding at the NBL’s Technical Learning Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State with revered and reputable nutritionists of long standing academic records from notable institutions of higher learning as resource persons.

The Media Beer Academy, has indeed been an interactive, educative and passion invoking session of select-few journalists from different media with a view to discussing the history of beer, its brewing process and above all its shocking inherent health value.

After the compulsory safety procedures at the Ibadan brewery which was conducted by a tiny voiced lady, Angel, the company’s Marketing Manager, Lager, eloquent Tony Agenmonmen who stood like the moderator introduced the Brewering Manager, Goke Adeyemi for the welcome speech, “why do we drink beer”, a discussion that led to an interesting video footages that told the story of beer as being the most wonderful discovery of all time.

The Brew Master of the Ibadan plant, Ben Anozie was no doubt a master of the game as he marshaled his presentation to deliver how Beer was discovered in former Sumeria now known as the Republic of Iraq by housewives in the 17th century while trying out a variety of natural drinks to impress and satisfy their families. What an irony you would say, the beer drink which is facing religious scrutiny today was discovered from Muslim predominant region and later became an integral part of the early churches.

The well-fed Brew Master, Anozie also shared some of NBL’s corporate social responsibility like supplying clean and super filtered drinkable water to various communities, construction of VVF hospital in the Northern part of the country, and above all the compnay’s economic importance to the society, ‘our company, NBL is not just a market leader in its industry but also cognizance of developments both in human capacity and environmental friendly projects”, he said.    

In his presentation, Prof. Olu Malomo of the Department of Food, Science & Technology, The Bells University of Technology, Ota x-rayed the contents of beer ingredients and emphasized its doctrine of being prepared under very very hygienic condition, “I can tell you everything about beer is hygienic, its preparation and even the water is purer than the ordinary one you buy outside and its contents are diet friendly.         

You can be assured that, beer has no fatty tendency as against the popular believe, at least it hasn’t been scientifically proven anywhere that, pot bellies are as a result of beer intake, in fact, the hash-tag on “beer bellies” should be corrected immediately, nothing like that, beer has been proven to have low calorie content, cholesterol free and capable of reducing blood pressure and it’s also rich in vitamin B as well as having high anti oxidants potency, Prof. Malomo delivered.

In his convincing presentation, the Nutritionist of note, Prof. Tola Atinmo analysed the contents of the four major ingredients of beer, water, barley, hops and yeast. According to him, beer contains 90% of water and we all know what water does to the body, it’s very good for everybody, Barley is a source of carbohydrates and it also contains a natural enzyme called Alpha Amylase which is a very vital ingredient and The Hops has the unique bitter taste and also serve as preservatives in beer while The Yeast is a living organism which can survive with or without oxygen. 

In Prof. Atinmo’s submission, all these vital contents in beer such as carbohydrates, protein, vitamins like folic acid, fiber, water, mineral, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc which have been scientifically analysed by Nutritionists have given it out as having low calorie and has no ability to be a source of fat anywhere in human body. Beer doesn’t have high glacemic index, it’s anti oxidants which means it’s capable of preventing (not curing) some diseases like cancer and so on because of its polyphenol content. Its intake if moderately controlled can be a good diet supplement in our daily lifestyle, Prof. Atinmo concluded.

Meanwhile, the seminar continues as the executive students will soon be taken on a practical process of brewing beer at the Ibadan Plant.   

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Breaking! South Africa Returns Controversial Fire Arms' Loot...Apologises

The government of South Africa has returned the controversial monies which were smuggled into their country through back doors to purchase fire arms through a black market deal.

The country, we gathered must have been jittery and succumbed to the fact that, Nigerian government might decide to get her own pound of flesh via various South African investments hanging on our soil.

According to the information exclusively gathered by this office, the monies which were smuggled in batches totalling $15m (fifteen million US dollars) have been returned safe and sound to the Aso Rock Lord but it's fate is what no one can authoritatively vouch for.

It would be recalled that, a whopping $9.3m and $5.7m were "crookedly"  bandied to South Africa and illegally escorted by 2 Nigerians and an Isreali, the trio whose identities are still unknown.

The scandal has generated so much embarrassment in the diplomatic circle around the world but the Nigerian government seemed unperturbed banking on her alleged hold on the SA government.

No sooner had the SA government turned the offer to release the money down than words started flowing underground with the insinuations that, Nigeria might clamp down on South African investments on her soil if the controversial "loot" are not freed on time.

MTN, Multichoice, Shoprite to mention but a few are some of SA conglomerates that live large, feed fat and coasting home millions of dollars on daily basis to the disadvantage of Nigerian businesses.

The controversial $15m has been delivered safe and sound to the Nigerian soil but would the Jonathan-led government issue a statement for confirmation, time will tell.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Revealed! Asari Dokubo Fingered In $9.3m Arms' Deal...Reacts

The All Progressives Congress says ex-militant, Alhaji Mujaheed Dokubo-Asari, was involved in the $9.3m arms deal which led to the arrest of two Nigerians and an Israeli in South Africa.

The party, therefore, asked President Goodluck Jonathan to explain to Nigerians what Dokubo-Asari was doing on the plane where the money was found and confiscated by the South African authorities.
But Dokubo-Asari had distanced himself from the $9.3m botched arms deal.

The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday.
It said, therefore, that the Federal Government had a lot of questions to answer on the deal, including whether Dokubo-Asari was the contractor or the end user, who he was procuring arms for and for what purpose.

The APC said the questions became pertinent because even the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who issued the end-user agreement for the purchase, “does not and cannot purchase arms for any of the armed services.”

The statement read in part, “Under our constitution, the NSA is an adviser and has no executive powers to deploy troops from any of the services or purchase arms for them. That the arms purported to be purchased from South Africa were ordered from the office of the NSA is nothing but a mere fabrication, and raises serious questions about the motive for the purchase.

“Nigerians will therefore like to know on whose behalf Asari Dokubo was purchasing arms. This is very crucial because Asari Dokubo has been threatening that Nigeria will not know peace if his benefactor, President Jonathan, is not re-elected. Therefore, Nigerians will like to know whether he has started stockpiling arms to make his threat a reality, since elections are due in a few months’ time.

“If these arms are meant to fight insurgency, as the government has claimed, what is Asari Dokubo’s business purchasing arms for the Nigerian military, if indeed they were for the military? Does it not occur to the Nigerian government that this man who once took arms against the state may not have jettisoned his sinister plan against the same state?”

The party said the President should also come clean on the $5.7m that was also seized by South Africa on Monday. He said Jonathan would so well by revealing the identities of the Nigerians that were arrested in South Africa.

Dokubo-Asari in a telephone interview with journalists from Saudi Arabia where he is presently performing the 2014 Hajj, said the last time he visited South Africa was in 2002 and could not have gone to any country without a visa.

He said, “Can you enter any country without a visa? No person can enter any country without a visa. Presently, I am in Saudi Arabia performing my Hajj as the Amirul Hajj of Bayelsa State and this can be confirmed. I flew Flynass from Kaduna on September 27. So, it is really a shame that Lai Mohammed who has defiled the name of Allah has become a pathological and award-winning liar.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Nigeria’s Bishop Oyedepo Leads World's Richest Pastors

A recent research carried out by Richestlifestyle has revealed that, men of God from Africa especially Nigeria are the richest of the world’s preachers. And leading the pack of the world’s richest pastors with a staggering networth of almost twice of the rest of the top 10, put-together is the founder of Living Faith Tabernacle otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo  who’s on the wanted list of the British authority for an alleged money laundering case.

Bishop Oyedepo is holding the record of the richest Pastor in the world followed by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, while T.B Joshua, Ashimolowo, and Chris Okotie made the 7th, 8th and 9th number respectively on the list. 

Below are the list..

1) David Oyedepo – Net worth: $150 Million (Nigeria)
Bishop David Oyedepo is the richest pastor in Nigeria and the world. He is the founder of the Living Faith World Outreach Ministry. Ever since he founded this ministry in 1981, it has grown to become one of Africa’s largest congregations. He hosts three services every Sunday in The Faith Tabernacle. This prosperous pastor owns private jets and homes in the US and the UK.

2) Chris Oyakhilome – Net worth: $50 Million (Nigeria)
Chris Oyakhilome’s church Christ Embassy has more than 40,000 members, several of whom are successful entrepreneurs and politicians. This pastor’s diversified interests include magazines, newspapers, a TV station, a record label, hotels, satellite TV and real estate.

3) Benny Hinn – Net worth: $42 Million (United States)
This Israeli-American televangelist earned wealth through his ministry and evangelical program. He is well-known for his regular miracle healing crusades, which are held in large stadiums in major cities and broadcasted in the TV.

4) Creflo Dollar – Net worth: $27 Million (United States)
This American televangelist, pastor is also a Word of Faith teacher. He is a founder of the non-denominational World Changers Church International. He has built a multimillion dollar ministry on the message “It is the will of God for you to prosper in every way.”

5) Billy Graham – Net worth: $25 Million (United States)
Billy Graham is a southern Baptist. He earned celebrity status when his sermons were broadcast on radio and TV stations all over the USA. He founded the Billy Graham Evangelist Association in 1950.

6) T. D. Jakes – Net worth: $18 Million (United States)
Bishop T. D. Jakes is the apostle/bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American mega-church that has over 30,000 members. His ministry’s annual revival MegaFest draws more than 100,000 people.

7) T.B. Joshua – Net worth: $15 Million (Nigeria)
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua is Nigeria’s most powerful, controversial and philanthropic preacher. He heads the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), a congregation he founded in 1987. The Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer is a big giver; his humanitarian works include education, healthcare and rehabilitation programs. He is the owner of Emmanuel TV, a Christian television network.

8) Matthew Ashimolowo – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
Matthew Ashimolowo’s Kingsway International Christian Center is the largest Pentecostal church in the UnitedKingdom. It has assets worth more than $40 million and earns profit of more than $10 million.

9) Chris Okotie – Net worth: $10 Million (Nigeria)
Chris Okotie was a pop musician in the 1980s. He embraced the Bible and set up the Household of God Church, one of Nigeria’s most flamboyant congregations. He is an automobile lover and owns several posh cars which include a Mercedes S600,  Rolls-Royce, Hummer and Porsche.

10) Joseph Prince – Net worth: $5 Million (Singapore)
Annual salary of this Singaporean pastor is $550,000. Pastor Joseph Prince is the senior pastor of the New Creation Church in Singapore. The New Creation Church’s financial income was reported at $44.7 million US dollars in 2008. He hosts a religious program called “Destined to Reign.” He has addressed many congregations worldwide.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Ita Giwa’s Daughter, Kokoeka, Hubby Leave For Maldives Island

L-R Groom's mum, Evelyn Obioha, Couple, Ita Giwa and best friend, Princess Abbah Folawiyo

Maldives Island Resort
Negative emotions like poverty, envy and guilt have important roles to play in a happy life; especially of any thriving topflight celebrity, they’re big, flashing signs to make them watch their backs and succumb to the fact that, success is not final, failure is not fatal but the courage to continue really counts.

For beautiful Kokoeka Florence Maeyen Ita, the adorable daughter of one of Nigeria’s female politicians of note, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, no language can ever express the power, beauty, heroism and majesty of her mother’s love and contributions to her recent superlative wedding.

Coming together they say is a beginning, keeping together is progress while walking in unity is a success and success no doubt has some prizes attached to it that’s why successful people think less of what detractors say about their achievements.

The high society lady, Sen. Ita Giwa and the Obiohas have not just become one as a result of the marriage liaison between their children, the families are long standing friends and they still enjoy the mutual trust and friendly co-operation till date.

The 23 year old bride, Koko is flaunting an enviable Law certificate from the prestigious Cambridge University and also a degree in International Relations from the University of Essex, United Kingdom before crowning everything with a masters degree which certifies her as an International Development Practitioner at VEL London whilst her humble and good looking hubby, Chimaobi Shawcross Obioha Jr. is a masters degree holder of the Coventry University, UK.

Their affair of 5 years was recently solemnized at the Methodist Church of the Holy Trinity, Tinubu, Lagos and the colourful reception which held at the Eko Hotel & Suites was attended by the who’s who of the society spanning all walks of life.

Tracing the genesis of their love story, the lucky bridegroom, Chimaobi, 29 was a guest of one of Koko’s cousins at a luncheon party held to mark her (Koko) birthday years back and ever since he set his eyes on the beautiful flower, he has decided to look no more, at any other lady and as if that’s not enough, the couple also met in England where they were both students and this must have been a catalyst to strengthening their love.

It has been a dream come through and successful outing for the lovely couple as they have concluded arrangements for their honeymoon and we learnt they’ll be leaving for the republic of Maldives Island very soon.

Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an Island nation in the Indian OceanArabian Sea area, consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep, India) and the Chagos Archipelago

The newest couple in town has finalized arrangements with an exclusive resort at the Maldives Island known to be the smallest Asian country in both population and land area where they’ll be spending the one month honeymoon.   

Friday, 3 October 2014

What Does AIG Joseph Mbu Really Want

It has come to our notice that, the former Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu (now AIG) who was transferred from Rivers State to Abuja in a controversial manner on account of his partisan involvement in the Patience Jonathan/Governor Amaechi's brouhaha has practically become a terror ordering the arrest of media practitioners in the country.

The super cop who's believed to be a cousin of the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan 2 days ago ordered the arrest of one of AIT's presenters, Amaechi Anakwue for referring to him as "controversial" on the popular programme, Matters Arising last wednesday and as if that was not enough, the man has been re-arrested shortly after being given bail and charged to court for defamation in an Abuja law court.

There's no doubt that, Joseph Mbu is only flexing his muscles to show that he has the President's ears, more so, he's just been promoted to an enviable Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIG post-so, he needs to let the world knows.

If I were Joseph Mbu, I wouldn't tow this line of action to get noticed, I would have mounted pressure on the powers-that-be of which everyone believes am close to and get the highest position of the Inspector General of Police-IGP.

This would have given him not just a befitting honour and enough media exposure to bask on but a reputation that'll stand the test of time instead of this cheap style of using a sledge hammer to kill an ant.

Our man, Amaechi anakwue has been charged to court for doing nothing but his duties and we're sure nothing will come out of Mbu's spuriously overzealous action, we'll leave the judge to take a position but Mbu and his lots should know that, members of fourth estate of realm are not their "wanton boys" and cannot be "killed for the birds", we're men of honour going about our reportorial duties with high sense of dignity and strict professional convention.

Sad Friday! One Of The Oshadipe Twins Dies!

One of the replica Oshadipe twins, Taiwo to be precise is dead. The petite and beautiful music star was nursing her baby of close to two years when she died this morning, Friday October 3rd, 2014.

The velvet voiced Oshadipe twins are very industrious ladies who have been in the industry for a while. They’re both graduate and have done everything to keep their shoulders high. Taiwo got pregnant to yet an unknown man but the duo has since been coping with taking care of the baby on their own, in their apartment somewhere in Oko Oba , Abule Egba area of Lagos state.

The twins are very quiet and chose the events they attend. They both performed at the 2013 Miss Global Nigeria show which held at Bespoke Events Centre, Lekki, Lagos and at that material time, Taiwo’s baby was just months old when they sneaked in to honour the organizers.
We’re still getting more information as for the cause of death. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.