Blog Page 4

0 101

Plagiarism-is the act of copying another person’s idea,text or creative work,and presenting it as one’s own,especially without permission.

People begin to wonder why most prominent politicians are involved in others speech.

The US-ex President Bill Clinton, in his 1993 inuagural speech said:

“Though our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths.And Americans have ever been a restless, questing, hopeful people.We must bring to our task today the vision and will of those who come before us.”

Here are some previous examples of prominent politicians caught in the act plagiarizing.

Recently, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has also been caught plagiarizing the speechs of the former US leader in his Saturday presidential inauguration.

Nana Akufo-Addo who succeeded in his third attempt to be elected President went further to say:

 

“I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens not subjects;responsible citizens building your communities and nation.”

Again, this was similar to what former US President George Bush said in his 2001 inauguration speech.so you can see he (Nana Akufo-Addo) is not the first and likely to be the last.

 

Melania Trump(US incoming first lady)also did copy Michelle Obama’s speech. In a conventional speech that brought the US Republican to it’s feet in July 2016,Melania Trump said:

“My parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect.”

But the woman she is replacing as first lady, Michelle Obama, said in 2008:

“And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: That you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.”

Nigeria’s President Mr Buhari in a speech to launch a “change begins with me”campaign in September 2016 said:

“We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long.”

This time it was Barack Obama, whose 2008 words were copied:

“Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.”

Fallout: Mr Buhari’s office blames an “overzealous” staff member, saying he has been relieved of his duties.

One big question in the heart of many is that,could it be that these leader’s lack the ability to think and put down a reasonable word?Research has also shown that such leaders can never fulfill campaign promises.

0 278

The people of Niger Delta has been in mourning over the abysmal killings that is ravaging the people of Obiaruku and Abraka in Ethiope East,and Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta State of Nigeria, by the so called Blood thirsty cabals,a.k.a Fulani herdsmen. This act of violence from a barbaric group we have shown immeasurable amount of Hospitality will not be tolerated anymore. Under normal circumstance,the people are the government, since the power to decide whom they will give the mantle of leadership lies in their hands. So sad to say that we are experiencing a kind of governance, where the mouth piece of the people becomes the perpetrators of cowardice. We have wondered endlessly why the state Governor of Delta will continually keep silent on issues of herdsmen invasion and incessant killings in the state. Where in the world, is the life of animals more valued than human life? With the look of things the way they are going it seems the people’s life is not important to our so called leaders. We the Indigenous People of Niger(IPND)have taken into heart as we mourn our people who were victims of this ill fate by some cannibals from the northern Nigeria. We hereby call on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state and other Niger Delta Governors to put away cowardice and emulate the courageous Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state to halt the activities of herdsmen in the state.While also calling on Mr.President to bring them to Justice immediately or except us to do anything within our might to protect our Land.

0 92
  1. Following the death of music icon David Bowie in January to the loss of “Star Wars” legend Carrie Fisher and her mother actress Debbie Reynolds on, there were many shocking deaths in the entertainment world in 2016.

With sports icons like Arnold Palmer to music legends like Prince and TV icons like Alan Thicke and Florence Henderson. The world paid last respect to the talented stars that left us last year.   Below is a list of celebrities that passed away in 2016, so far.   JANUARY   4 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager – age 81   5 – Nicholas Caldwell, Musician – age 71   6 – Pat Harrington Jr., Actor – age 86   7 – Troy Shondell, Singer – age 76   7 – Kitty Kallen, Singer – age 94   9 – Angus Scrimm, Acto – age 89   10 – David Bowie, Musician – age 69   11 – David Margulies, Actor – age 78   13 – Brian Bedford, Actor – age 80   14 – Alan Rickman, Actor – age 69   14 – René Angélil, Singer / Manager –  age 73   15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor – age 74   15 – Noreen Corcoran, Actress – age 72   18 – Glen Frey, Singer / Songwriter – age 67   26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor – age 94   28 – Paul Kantner, Singer / Songwriter – age 74   28 – Mike Minor, Actor – age 75   FEBRUARY   2 – Bob Elliot, Comedian – age 92   3 – Maurice White, Musician / songwriter – age 74   3 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor – age 63   4 – Joe Dowell, Pop Singer – age 76   13 – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice  – age 79   15 – George Gaynes, Actor – age 98   15 – Vanity, Actress/Singer – age 57   18- Tom Mullica, Magician – age 68   19 – Harper Lee, Novelist – age 89   22 – Yolande Fox, Singer – age 87   22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – age 87   24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – age 69   25 – Tony Burton, Actor – age 78   28 – George Kennedy, Actor – age 91   29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor – age 84   MARCH   4 – Joey Martin Feek, Country music singer/songwriter– age 40   6 – Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the U.S.(1981-1989) Husband, 40th President Ronald Reagan – age 94   8 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums – age 90   9 – Robert Horton, Actor– age 91   10 – Keith Emerson, Musician / keyboardist – age 71   13 – Adrienne Corri, Actress – age 85   16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer– age 72   17 – Larry Drake, Actor – age 66   17 – Paul Daniels, Magician – age 78   18 – Joe Santos, Actor – age 84   21 – Peter Brown, Actor – age 80   22 – Rob Ford, Politician, mayor of Toronto – age 46   22 – Richard Bradford, Actor – age 81   22 – Phife Dawg, Singer – age 45   23 – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player – age 90   23 – Ken Howard, Actor – age 71   24 – Earl Hamner, Jr., Writer/Producer – age 92   24 – Garry Shandling, Comedian – age 66   27 – Mother Angelica, Franciscan Nun – age 92   28 – James Noble, Actor – age 94   31 – Ronnie Corbett, Comedian/Actor, age 85   APRIL   6 – Merle Haggard, singer/songwriter – age 79   12 – Anne Jackson, Actress – age 90   17 – Doris Roberts, Actress – age 90   20 – Victoria Wood, English Comedian/Actress – age 62   20 – Chyna, WWE wrestler – age 46   21 – Prince, Musician – age 57   22 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh, Guitarist – age 74   23 – Madeleine Sherwood, Actress – age 94   24 – Billy Paul, Singer – age 81   MAY   8 – William Schallert, Actor – age 93   12 – Julius La Rosa, Singer – age 86   19 – Morley Safer, Journalist for CBS News for 52 years – age 84   19 – Alan Young, Actor  – age 96   24 – Burt Kwouk, Actor – age 85   27 – Mike Barnett, Singer – age 89   29 – Patty Duke, Actress/Singer – age 69   JUNE   3 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – age 74   10 – Gordie Howe, Hockey player for Detroit Red Wings – age 88   10 – Christina Grimmie, Singer – age 22   13 – Michu Meszaros, Actor / Circus Performer – age 76   14 – Ann Guilbert, Actress – age 87   14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards, Actress – age 83   16 – Jo Cox, British Labour Party Member of Parliament – age 41   17 – Ron Lester, Actor – age 45   19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor – age 27   23 – Ralph Stanley, Musician – age 89   27 – Mack Rice, Songwriter – age 82   28 – Scotty Moore , Guitarist – age 84   28 – Buddy Ryan, NFL Football

0 28

Afeni Shakur Davis, the activist mother of slain
rap legend Tupac Shakur, has died at the age of
69. She was the subject of his iconic “Dear
Mama” song and controlled his estate. Marin
County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters
responded to Shakur’s home in Sausalito,
California Monday night after she suffered a
possible heart attack, the sheriff said. She was
taken to a local hospital and died just before
10:30 p.m on Tuesday. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt.
Doug Pittman said; “at this point, there is nothing
to indicate to us that there was any foul play,
nothing suspicious about this other than this
being sadly a natural event that has occurred.” He
said Shakur was in the company of a friend when
she began to feel sick, “she was experiencing
some type of physical discomfort”. “Attempts
were made to try to remedy those problems at
home, but when they got more severe, it was at
that time the family friend called 911 and asked
for medical help. “Paramedics arrived around 9:30
p.m. and immediately began to provide Cardio
Pulmonary Resuscitation, she was rushed to
Marin General Hospital, where she was treated for
about an hour before she died,’’ Pittman said. The
investigation had been turned over to the
coroner’s division, where officials would speak to
family members about Shakur’s recent health
history and research her medical records to
determine whether an autopsy was needed. “This
is a tragic loss to this community,” Pittman said.
Shakur, born Alice Faye Williams, changed her
name when she moved to New York City and
joined the Black Panther Movement. She and
other party members were arrested in 1969 and
charged with conspiracy to bomb multiple busy
city landmarks. After her son’s 1996 shooting
death, Shakur took over the late rapper’s estate,
which reportedly earns about 900,000 dollars
each year. Dina LaPolt, a California Attorney who
handled Tupac Shakur’s estate for nearly 10
years, fought back tears as she described Shakur,
who inspired the lawyer to open up her own firm
in 2001. “She’s an advocate, she’s an activist.
She taught me never to compromise your values,
to always fight for what you believe in,’’ LaPolt
said. The lawyer developed a close professional
relationship with Shakur, who LaPolt described as
“one of the smartest people I’ve ever worked with,
she also influenced my personal life’’. “I met her
when I was 91 days sober, now I’m 18 years
sober, she was very, very instrumental in my life.
I carry her with me to this day.” Earlier this year,
Shakur filed for divorce from her husband of 12
years, Gust Davis, and was in a legal battle over
her son’s estate, TMZ reported. Davis demanded
half of the monthly 20,000 dollars Shakur took
home every month. In 2014, Shakur co-produced
“Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a Broadway jukebox
musical featuring her son’s works. A movie about
Tupac’s life, “All Eyez on Me,” is set for release in
November, with Danai Gurira cast as Shakur.
Shakur served as an executive producer for the
film.

0 129

Nicki Minaj stole and broke lots of hearts on the very first night of her Pinkprint Tour which began in Johannesburg on Thursday

When the program ended simply after 10.30 pm at the TicketPro Dome ‚ some 20 fans waited patiently to fulfill the rapper. Exactly what was indicated to be a minute for real “Barbz” ended in disappointment when Minaj stated she wouldn’t be doing satisfy and greets.

Speaking with the group ‚ a visibly upset Minaj apologised for keeping fans waiting.

“I’m really sorry for keeping you all waiting ‚ but I desire you to know that I never ever approved any satisfy and greet. I don’t do meet and welcomes after a show ‚ I was actually ready to leave. These people lied to you ‚ please get your cash back ‚” she stated.

As they had paid virtually R3,000 to satisfy the hip hop feeling ‚ Minaj accepted take group images with fans.

She added that she would make sure that fans got their cash back.

Amongst the group were pupils ‚ couples and moms and dads ‚ some donning Minaj’s signature luminous pink hair.

In spite of waiting for nearly 2 hours ‚ fans appeared calmed to have a group moment with the American rapper.

The sold-out first night of the Pinkprint SA trip was a success for others as Minaj carried out a few of her biggest hits like Anaconda ‚ Pills & Potions ‚ Super Bass and different medleys before ending the program with Starships.

Minaj will be carrying out at the TicketPro Dome once more on Friday prior to heading off to Durban for her program on Sunday and Cape Town on Tuesday.

0 106

Bonang Matheba is all set to handle the world – the 28-year old has been selected an international ambassador for cosmetics house Revlon.

Signing up with stars such as Halle Berry and Emma Watson, Matheba will appear on international campaigns for the appeal brand name, becoming the first South African to do so.

The star was very first celebrated as the face of Revlon South Africa almost 3 years back. When she was flown to New York to shoot her very first worldwide campaign, she has actually continued to front their regional campaigns up until now.

Matheba revealed the news on her social media accounts saying: Proud to reveal … I’m now a Revlon GLOBAL brand ambassador … My new Colourstay project was shot in New York and will release on April 2nd 2016 … Look out for it !! From Africa to the WORLD!!

Matheba is fresh from joining the E! Home entertainment steady as their Africa red carpeting host along with media personality Maps Maponyane.

0 92

Popular humour merchant, Funny Bone, is still basking in the euphoria of a successful maiden edition of his show, Funny Bone Untamed, which held last weekend. The young man has certainly come a long way from being paid N100 to perform to charging N500,000 for a table at the maiden edition of his show.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, the comedian said he was thankful to God for a successful and well attended show.

“I thank God for my life as I have come a long way. The first time I was paid to perform was when I was in school. It was one of those departmental events and I was given only N100. Right now, I earn enough to take care of myself and my family, I am very comfortable trust me. If you understand your game, all I will say is that comedy pays. Comedy is very lucrative in Nigeria if you are good,” he said.

The funny man who brought his mother to the show as his date, told Saturday Beats that he did so because he was not ready and single to settle down yet.

“I brought my mother to the show as my date because she is a woman I love so much and without her, there can be no Funny Bone. When times were hard and now is the time I have to repay her for all her goodness and kindness, she stood by me. Also, I am single and not married yet because I am not ready yet, when I am ready, you will be the first to know. I am young, I hope to go for my master’s degree next year,” he said.

0 109

Nollywood actor, Charles Okocha, has told Saturday Beats that surviving six gun shots that left him spending several weeks at the hospital has opened his eyes to a lot of things, including who his real friends are.

Okocha, popularly known as Donga or 2pac, was attending a wedding ceremony in Nnewi, Anambra State on December 27, 2015 when a drunken mobile policeman, according to reports, went on a shooting spree after an argument with some people around the place. Six bullets hit the actor on different parts of his body, including his stomach and legs, leaving him battling for his life.

“This tragic incident has really opened my eyes to a lot of things,” he said. “Today I know who my real friends are because even the people I thought would stand by me in this trying period have deserted me.

A lot of them didn’t even call or come to visit me. Some were even peddling wrong information that I fought with a mobile policeman and I was shot in the process. But that was a big lie. None of them ever called to find out how I was doing.

“I have learnt a lot of lessons during this period. I have learnt that even people you call friends could disappoint you when you least expect,” he said.

Okocha, who ascribed his survival to divine grace, told Saturday Beats that the incident would have been averted if he had heeded his mother’s warning. He said his mother had a premonition of the incident days ahead through a vision revealed to her in church but that he didn’t take it too seriously.

It wasn’t just me that the bullet hit; it hit another guy who came all the way from Germany for that particular ceremony. He was hit by only one bullet but God spared my life even with six bullets.

“Nobody was willing to take me to hospital in their vehicle because they were afraid I was going to die in it. I lost a lot of blood. It was only God that kept me alive.

“My mother, who is a very prayerful Christian, gave me a lot of support. Even before the incident happened, she saw it through a vision that was delivered to her in church.

“God loves me and has given me a second chance at life. If there are things I was not doing for Him in the past, I think this is the right time to do them,” he said.

0 302

Akpos jokes is here again this time with a funny boy name Tega in warri.Tega called Radio Delta Warri saying;
Ringing! Ringing!! Ringing!!!

TEGA: Hello!Hello!!

PRESENTER : Who is on the line,your name and were you are calling from please?

TEGA: My name na Tega, i dey stay Iyara street for warri.

PRESENTER: Tega this is a request program, so what can we do for you

TEGA: I See one bag with about #850,000 inside i never count am finish with GTB ATM card plus ID.The name for the ID na one AKPOFURE OGAGA,Flat 3 Sokoh Estate,Airport Road.

PRESENTER: You such a honest boy,so you want to return the bag?

TEGA: Noooo I dey craze? bros na wha for you oo.If na you go gree return am?Abeg I just won dedicate this song to am?

Presenter : What song please?

Tega: Abeg help me play ‘MY HELPER OO, MY HELPER”

ONE WORD FOR TEGA!!!

Latest Post

0 8
The New Single of Erica Mason “Work It Out” is about fighting for good relationships. “Work It Out” is a refreshing upbeat tune that all Erica Mason’s...