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Monday, September 9, 2019

Moment Oluwo of Iwoland stopped rain from falling (video)

A viral video shared on social media captured moment the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi stopped rain from falling at the 2019 Egungun festival in the Osun community he leads.

He subsequently sent out the rain to four communities in the South-West region of Nigeria. The Oluwo of Iwoland wrote on Instagram;

With the power of the Most High God.... the heavy rain that wants to disturb the day was stopped !! Ashe Oba Kan soso tounje kabio kosi and all the glory and praise to God Almighty the owner and maker of heaven and earth and all therein.

Ashe kabio kosi koshe bi Lere
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Kenyan politicians fight in church over control of constituency (video)

Two Kenyan politicians and members of parliament, Ndindi Nyoro and Maina Kamanda engaged in a fight yesterday at Gatui Catholic Church in Muranga over the control of Kiharu constituency.

The fight ensued after Nyoro stormed the church's fundraiser which Kamanda was attending with other Kieleweke MPs. Nyoro disrupted the event, insisting that he is the only one with the right to invite leaders to events in his constituency as Kiharu's MP.

“I am the MP and I am the only one who can invite people to functions in this constituency. I respect Maina Kamanda as a father and an elder, but I cannot allow him to come all the way from Nairobi to rule Kiharu Constituency,” Nyoro said.

He also stated that the event will not go on because he wasn't invited to the event holding in his constituency.

A viral video shared by Nation captured moment the two lawmakers engaged in a shouting match at the event attended by about 20 members of Parliament, before reaching for each other's clothes.

Nigerian filmmaker Joel Kachi Benson wins award at the 2019 Venice Film Festival for his documentary, Daughters of Chibok (video)

A Nigerian filmmaker, Joel Kachi Benson has won an award at the 2019 Venice Film Festival for his documentary, Daughters of Chibok.

Daughters of Chibok, which is a Virtual Reality (VR) based documentary, won The Lion Award for Best VR Story at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday in Italy.

The documentary produced by a Nigerian firm, VR 360, was the only film from Africa selected to compete with 12 others from across the globe.

The documentary features the suffering of mothers since the abduction of their daughters at their school in Chibok by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.

Accepting the award, the film director, Joel Kachi Benson said he wanted to keep the memory of the Chibok incident alive using VR technology.

He said during his speech: "I stand here today representing my country Nigeria and my continent, Africa as proof that all you need to get there is faith and courage.

"That is what you need to go out there and tell the stories that matter."

He added: "With this VR film, all I wanted to do was to take the world to Chibok and show them these women who for five years have been living in pain because their daughters are still missing, I felt it was wrong for the world to just move on and forget."

Benson, who runs a virtual reality film studios, VR360, in Lagos, Nigeria, told CNN that his decision to make the film was born out of curiosity to find out more about the infamous kidnappings for himself.

He said: "When the story broke out years ago, there was a lot of talk about it. Some people thought it was fake; others thought it was political. I guess my original reason for making this film was curiosity, I wanted to get the information myself. "

Benson said he set off with his crew and they spent several days in the small village in Borno State speaking to families victims.

He said: "I have always felt like my experiences in the northeast were not fully captured. But the moment I wore a VR headset for the first time, I knew I had found a way to engross people in my stories."

He continued: "When my name was announced as the winner and I walked up on stage, it was the most surreal thing ever. Almost like an out of body experience. But I knew this was an opportunity to remind the world that Chibok is still here and the story doesn’t have an ending yet. And so we must not forget."

He went on to state that families of victims were left on their own to deal with the tragedy.

He said: "One of the most shocking things I found out was that none of the parents had received any form of support since the incident. Not therapy, not psychosocial support, nothing."

Benson told CNN he wants to use the film to make life better for the families of the kidnap victims by providing modern farming tools to help the women sustain their farms and create a decent standard of living.

"I know it will never replace a missing child, but it will make a hard life just a little easier," Benson told CNN.

Watch video below.

Tonto Dikeh's sister pens down tribute to their late mother, 31 years after her death

Tonto Dikeh's sister, Tatiana took to Instagram to share a photo of their late mother who passed on 31 years ago.

Also penning down a tribute to their mother with an uncanny resemblance to Tonto Dikeh, Tatiana expressed how she misses their mother. She wrote;

Gone but not forgotten......It's been 31years mom and I miss u so much

Robert Mugabe to be buried on September 15 amid row over burial site

Robert Mugabe to be buried on September 15 amid row over burial site
Zimbabwe’s government has announced a date for Robert Mugabe’s funeral.

A funeral for the longtime leader will be held on Saturday, September 14th and a burial ceremony will be held the following day.

This announcement comes amid a row over where the former president will be buried. 

A government memo declared the funeral will be at Harare National Sports stadium on Saturday, September 14th but gave no location for the burial to follow the next day. 

Members of the late Mr Mugabe’s family are battling with the ruling Zanu PF party over its plan to bury the former leader in a cemetery for heroes of the liberation war in the capital. 

Mugabe has a grave ready next to his first wife Sally in Heroes Acre, a North-Korea designed graveyard also home to prestigious Zanu PF supporters. 

Robert Mugabe to be buried on September 15 amid row over burial site

However, some of Mr Mugabe’s family want him interred in their rural village in Zvimba district, about 50 miles northwest of Harare. 

"We want him buried here. Heroes, for what?" Mr Mugabe’s cousin, Josephine Jorincha, told AFP in the village of Kutama. 

Mr Mugabe’s nephew, Leo, who is the family’s head of burial preparations, told the Telegraph that he was negotiating with village chiefs over the final site for Mugabe's burial.  

He said that Mr Mugabe’s toppling in a 2017 coup by his former right-hand man Emerson Mnangagwa had rendered the former dictator ambivalent about being buried in the Zanu PF shrine.  However, Leo said that he believed Mr Mugabe would eventually be buried in Heroes’ Acre. 

He said: "I am sure he will be buried at Heroes’ Acre. We are with the chiefs, we have to consult."

BBNaija: Thelma hails Tacha for saying Seyi is a non-achiever, reveals his comment of her late brother taking her success to the grave affected her mother

Thelma waded into the controversy Tacha's comment of Seyi being a non-achiever at 23 generated, by recounting how his comment of her late brother taking her success to the grave affected her mother.

Recall that Tacha stated that Seyi acts so childish when Ebuka asked about their fight during the live eviction show on Sunday September 8. She also said she has achieved so much at 23 than the 30-year-old grandson of the first premier of the Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo.

“Seyi is old but does not have sense and act his age. If it wasn’t for Big Brother, he wouldn’t have achieved anything.

“What I have achieved at 23 , Seyi has not achieved at his age,” Tacha boasted.

US Open Final 2019: Rafael Nadal defeats Daniil Medvedev in five-hour epic showdown to win his 19th Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal claimed his nineteenth Major championship on Sunday night (Sept.8) after defeating 23-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev in a five-hour epic showdown to win the US Open.

Medvedev made the better start to the match, breaking Nadal to lead 2-1 but the Spanish star, 33, fought back immediately to win his fourth US Open with a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 win after four hours and 50 minutes.

'19 Grand Slam titles is outrageous, I want to congratulate him,' said Medvedev.

'In the third set in my mind I was thinking what I was going to say in my speech. I thought I have to fight for every ball and see how far it goes. It went far. he continued

'Earlier in the tournament I said something in a bad way but it's because of your energy (the crowd) I'm here in the final. Tonight will stay in mind, it was electric. I am a human being I can make mistakes.' said Medvedev.

On winning the game, Nadal said: 'It was an amazing final, I had the match more or less under control. Daniil had a great summer and tonight everyone saw why he is the No 4 player in the world already.

'The way he was able to fight and change the rhythm of the match was fantastic. It is one of the most emotional nights in my tennis career.

'This victory means a lot, especially the way match became so difficult, the nerves were so high after having the match under control, it was a crazy match.'

With Nadal's 19 Grand Slam titles to his name he is just one behind his long-standing rival and Swiss legend, Roger Federer.

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