According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, a record number of mothers are the breadwinners in U.S. households.
Based on an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Pew found that 40 percent of households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who provide the sole or primary source of income for the family, up from just 11 percent in 1960.
Two former students from Pakistan have defied death threats to solemnise their lesbian marriage in UK's first Muslim gay civil partnership. Rehana Kausar, 34, and Sobia Kamar, 29, took their vows at a registry office in Leeds and instantly applied for political asylum in the UK, according to local media reports."This country allows us rights and it's a very personal decision that we have taken.
It was such a horrific scene in Woolwich area of London, as a British Nigerian guy by the name Michael ‘Muhajud’ Adebolajo and his fellow alleged killer butchered a soldier in day light without remorse.
Information has it that Michael is a British citizen who converted to a radical form of Islam but yet to be linked to any of the terror groups in Nigeria.
This is the 21st century, and guys,
you don't need to pay the whole bill, but it's definitely not attractive if you
don't even offer to split the check! Also, don't ever forget to bring your wallet.
That's a really bad excuse.
Checking Your Cellphone
This is our first date. Your
attention should be on me. Not on your phone. Actually, this is a pet peeve of
mine in general. Even when I am just with my friends at dinner, it annoys me to
the millionth power when we make all this effort to have dinner plans and all
my friends spend doing during dinner is checking their phones!
Rowland recently released her song titled “Dirty Laundry”, revealing her abusive
relationship with an ex-boyfriend. One of the first people to react to the song
was her ex-fiance Roy Williams.
Williams, a former
NFL player, took to his Twitter page to deny the allegations that he beat Kelly
before calling off their engagement in 2006.
#wasntme” he tweeted in hash tags on his Twitter page. Sports blogger Stiletto
Jill then tweeted “See I thought Cuda not you.” To which Williams responded,
“#bingo but thats not my place to speak on it..”
There seem to be no
end in sight in the insurgency of the Islamic Boko Haram sect which basically
operates in the North-East and North-West axis of security threatened Nigeria.
With the latest
attack on Daura town, home-state of General Muhammadu Buhari and the seat of
the Hausa culture, it becomes evident that measures taken to curb the antics of
the Islamic sect is gradually becoming frustrating.
In their hundreds,
the terrorists stormed the sleepy Daura town at about 10:30P.M. Thursday, and
winning the hearts of the Muslim residents with the hilarious chanting of
Allahu Kubar (God is great), they launched attacks on police stations, banks
and other public establishments.
men, civilians and members of the Islamic sect lost their lives in that
encounter that lasted for several hours.
Banks were looted
and as at the time of filling this report, military operation is ongoing in the
tiny Muslim community.
Reports have it
that six police men and two civilians were allegedly killed by the terrorists’
elements that targeted police station and banks in the ancient city of Hausa
One of the most
successful, decorated and celebrated footballers out of England, has announced his plan of
quitting the game of leather by the end of the season.
David Beckham, the former
Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and present PSG player has
announced his retirement at the age of 38 and after 21years of active football
career. He’s the only English player to win a league
title in four different countries.
From his Google +
circle, I have this ‘Must Read Note’ from the footballer that is known for his
In this new episode, we continue with the lady that has passion for cooking and in the quest of becoming the next Iron Masterchef.
I started my day with a kickboxing class; to build strength in my thighs, legs
and arms for diet alone is insufficient to maintain a healthy physique, especially if
you want those killer muscles.
All through the strenuous class, I looked forward with so much enthusiasm towards
my journey to being a world-class Master chef that I missed breakfast putting
my metabolism at risk. Never a good thing to miss breakfast, even if it's just
While growing up as a kid in primary
school days, I was made to understand that a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Sincerely, it is beyond just an ordinary joy if you witness the closing
ceremony for the Man called Sir ‘the impossible’ Alex Ferguson. You definitely
agreed with me the meanings attached to this idiomatic expression.
My dad was with me on this
particular day when Ferguson
was witnessing his last match at Old Trafford as a coach. He said he was privilege
to meet the man during his early days as a coach and concluded that whatever we
do as an individual, we must do it with all heart and give the best. Alex Ferguson was so passionate about his coaching career and the game of football
and he gave his best to the game that transformed his name to a household name
all over the world.
first encounter with this guy was during my days in Business School
when I attended one of the numerous shows organized by the university student
board. I must confess it was a show that I not only admitted the artiste was
very good but superlatively entertaining in all ramifications.
the collapse of Mohit records; several articles, write-ups and news have been
circulating regarding this artiste and his former producer. Many believe the style and cultural content of his music will definitely not meet the
standard of his previous songs that were co-produced by his former producer. I
was about joining the bad wagon effect but realized that several artistes have
opted out of their previous recording contracts to form their own labels and
they are still doing ok without noise and verbal attacks.
Former Golden Eaglets coach, Fanny Amun, has
been arrested by policemen from Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos State for assault.
Amun was said to have attacked a man identified as Okechukwu while he was
walking along the street in Surulere.
According to eyewitnesses, Amun attacked the man
because he had the impression that his wife was dating and sleeping with
Okechukwu. Okechukwu later went to Bode Thomas Police Station to report.
Amun was subsequently arrested.
His wife was also invited and bore witness
against him, insisting that she was at the scene when Amun assaulted Okechukwu.
She further explained to policemen that she and
Amun had separated since 1991, after which Amun married another woman and has
had four children and lived at Maryland with his new family. The wife said that
she believed that Amun had moved on, so also had she.
I decided to write this piece as a response to
the appalling attitude displayed by comedian Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY,
and Nollywood actress Chioma Chukwuka, now known as Chioma Akpotha.
I found it appalling that these two public
figures would engage in word exchange. I won’t want to keep you, dear readers,
in the dark as to what transpired while we were on-board our return flight to
Lagos from Port Harcourt penultimate weekend.
The atmosphere was tense and everyone was tired
after we had waited endlessly to get on-board. It was a full flight chartered
by our host, the organizers of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).