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LIKE their comrades in Iraq and Syria, the jihadists of Islamic State (IS) in Libya were in retreat earlier this year. Their branch, considered the most lethal outside the Levant, was pushed out of Sirte, its coastal stronghold, in December and hit hard by American bombers in January. The blows seemed to dispel the idea that, as the core of its “caliphate” crumbled, Libya might serve as a fallback base for IS.But although the jihadists are down in Libya, they are not out. And they may have i...
Recipe: Nake Cake.   Ingredients: Groundnuts Sugar Chocolate (optional)   Here’s a video that teaches you how to make a delicious Nkate Cake: Method: To a pot add 2 cups of sugar, and stir until the sugar has melted and turned into brown caramel. Add 1 ½ cup of groundnuts and stir. Once everything has been mixed evenly, pour mixture onto cutting board and immediately flatten out the mix using a rolling pin. Next cut the candy into desired shape and size. Allow the candy to coo...
Recipe: Pancake and Strawberry.   Ingredients: Flour Nutmeg Eggs Milk Salt Sugar Method: To a blender add 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of nutmeg, 2 eggs, half a teaspoon of salt, ½ a cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of margarine. Blend. To frying pan pour pancake mix. Cook on one side for 2 minutes, then flip and cook the other side for about another 2 minutes. Garnish: Garnish with strawberries. SERVE & ENJOY! For more recipes follow ServePot on: YouTube | Facebook...
DONALD TRUMP arrived in Israel on May 22nd with a surprising message concerning the situation in the Middle East. Going in to dinner with the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, he said he had discovered on the first stop of his trip in Saudi Arabia that “there’s a lot of love out there”. Dutifully, he set about spreading that love with promises of a “coalition” in which both Israel and the Sunni Arab states would co-operate with America in a joint struggle against radical Isla...
Meet Ata Kak. The 57-year-old Ghanaian musician who has become famous after 20 years of pursuing music as a career with no success. He’s the real-life definition of the phrase “never give up”. Photo: AtaKakOfficial/Instagram   It’s been a long time coming for Ata Kak Ata Kak tells his musical journey on BBC after his new found fame. He could only dream of becoming a music star after releasing an album to ill sales. He gave up on his dream of becoming a music star unt...
Owambes are for slaying. Nigerian women definitely slay at every Owambe with their hot Aso Ebi styles.   1. Pink Lady #US2017 @gazzle007 #asoebi #asoebispecial #speciallovers #makeup #wedding A post shared by aso ebi (@asoebispecial) on May 21, 2017 at 10:25am PDT 2. Purple makes her look like royalty
It’s no news that Beyonce is expecting twins. We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:39am PST We even suggested Nigerian names for the twins when they arrive. A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on May 19, 2017 at 5:12pm PDT   It seems like ...
The Oluwo of Iwo is our new favourite ruler and it’s not hard to find out why. Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi is handsome, young, stylish and that’s enough from where we’re standing. He was appointed in 2015 and he’s already a people’s favourite. Here are sixteen times he had all the swag you don’t have. 1. This time where he’s killing it at Oriental Hotel on the move A post shared by Emperor Telu (@oluwo_of_iwoland) on Aug 21, 2016 at 1:06pm PD...
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas yesterday on the 21st of May 2017. Musicians all over the world gathered to celebrate the award show and amongst them was controversial Nigerian/ Cameroonian singer and entrepreneur, Reprudencia Sonkey, popularly known as Dencia. Dencia is known for her out of the box fashion sense which she doesn’t fail to hide at event shows and whenever she steps out. Something like this: Image: BellaNaija   And for her ...
From the home, most women are made to believe some jobs are specifically meant for boys and so they should avoid it entirely.  News flash, there is absolutely no job out there a man can do that a woman cannot do. Despite the societal outlook on this, we’ve seen some women daring this approach by venturing into some jobs declared as a no-go area and have been so successful that it has motivated other women to indulge in it. So the question is what are some of these jobs. 1. Mechanic ...
Nigerians are constantly doing amazing things in Hollywood. Remember Eme Ikwuakor, the Nigerian actor who’s joined the cast of the Marvel production, Inhuman If you watch Sense8, you’ll realise there’s a new face on the show who made his debut in the second season of the show. Say hello to Toby Onwumere who replaced Aml Ameen playing the role of Capheus in the new season. The MOST FUN at FACEBOOK! A post shared by Toby Onwumere (@tobyonwumere) on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:22am PD...
After the suicidal Blue Whale game I was interested to know which other games are out there driving people mad. Countries have banned games based on the nature either because it’s too violent or too graphic. It is evident that online games have been influential especially with the young community all over the world. Although you may be shocked and wonder why some games are banned yet they are harmless while others are absurd. Here are 11 online games that have been banned across the world....
This is officially the worst time to be an Arsenal FC fan. Many football fans associate Arsenal with woeful performance but this season just takes the cake. For the first time in nearly 20 years, Arsenal FC fails to qualify for the Champions League next season! Image: Giphy   Their coveted and precious top 4 dreams were crushed yesterday when Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 3 nil at Anfield. Although the gunners beat Everton 3 goals to 1, they still traile d Liverpool by a point and finished...
Efe Ejeba shot to the limelight by winning Big Brother Nigeria. Efe beat Bisola and Tboss to win the coveted prize of 25 million Naira. Since he won the competition, things have changed for Efe who went from being a struggling musician to rubbing shoulders with the creme de la creme of Naija. The popular Naija gospel song, “If you see me now, you no go know me again. Even if you know me before” applies to Efe Ejeba in ways you won’t even believe. Check out his recent photoshoot...
The Ghana Entertainment Awards came off on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Florence Gould Hall in New York. The night saw performances from BP (Bright formerly of Buk Bak and Promzy formerly of VIP), EL, Efya, and many others. The maiden event awarded people in sports, music, film, radio and TV. Medikal bagged Best New Act award, Kofi Kinaata picked up Best Hiplife, Shatta Wale won Best Entertainer, Stonebwoy took Best Male Act, Efya won Best Female Act, Omar Sterling won Best Hiplife/Rap Act and m...
Yoruba people know how to party! And that is a fact. When it comes to throwing a shindig, nobody does it better than Yoruba people. Owambes as their parties are fondly called come with lots of things like aso-ebi aka dress code, food and great music. Image- FFX Weddings   We’ve always assumed aso-ebi was for weddings, burials and related things. Imagine our surprise when we learnt that graduations also require aso-ebi. Image: Giphy   Yes people, graduations! This Yoruba family t...
Nigerian celebrities don’t joke with their automobiles. Here are some of the most expensive rides owned by Nigerian celebrities. 1. Wizkid Wizkid owns a Bentley Continental which cost him 45 million naira. He also owns a Porsche Cayenne and a BMW X6. Image- Nairaland   2. Peter Okoye Peter Okoye has an enviable garage, and his fleet includes a Bentley, a Range rover, and a Lamborghini. Image- Manly.ng     3. Runtown  Runtown owns a Lamborghini Gallardo God first
The best thing in life are FREE! And as long as you have access to the internet and computer or a smartphone you have the opportunity to learn skills that can impact your career and life in general. 1. Public Speaking. Do you always shiver when you are asked to speak in front of people? Well, not anymore, the University of Washington’s Intro to Public Speaking course is available to you for free. After you pick up a thing or two about public speaking, you will be able to conquer your fe...
We tend to think we love ourselves the right way simply because we wake up and breathe. But there is a difference between surviving and living life. Each day you wake up are you happy with your life and how it’s panning out? Are you at peace with who you are with all your flaws, weight and everything you think defines you?You need to love yourself in order to enjoy life even before anyone else can love you. Here are 12 ways to love yourself again. 1. Remind yourself of the awesome things ...
The Jollof war is not going to end anytime soon between Ghana and Nigeria. Now, why will Nigerian Jollof never taste better than Ghanaian Jollof? It all boils down to the recipe and ingredients and here are 10 reasons why Nigerian Jollof will never taste better than Ghanaian Jollof.   1. Parboiling Nigerians actually parboil their rice before adding it to the stew when preparing Jollof. Now we all know what happens when you do that, it makes the rice too soft making it taste like rice water...