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Nigerian Car dealer buys Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $2.5m Bugatti

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Obi Okeke, a Nigerian car dealer often referred to as Doctor Bugatti, has bought Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bugatti Veyron Sports Car for $2.5m. The estimated value of the luxury car in Naira is about NGN 900 million.

The Bugatti Veyron is of the 2015 model, and has the capability to cruise a distance of 0 to 60 metre per hour (mph) in 2.5 seconds. The car has only had about 1,000 miles on it, and according to reports, Mr. Okeke’s intention is to resell the vehicle.

It is on record that the Nigerian dealer had sold of something similar to Floyd Mayweather, the current heavyweight boxing champion, and as it is now, Mr. Okeke wouldn’t mind negotiations with anyone who shows interest in buying his new piece of luxury.

Okeke boasts of a prolonged presence and relevance in the business, having told reporters Sometime in 2015 that he has met with a lot of people, courtesy of his deep client database for finding cars.

This may not be far from the truth as Floyd Mayweather has purchased not less than fourty high profile cars from the Nigerian business guru.

 

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Hot tea increases cancer risk, study warns

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Drinking hot or burning hot tea is associated with an increased risk for esophageal cancer when combined with excessive alcohol or tobacco use, a recent study showed, AFP reports.

The study, published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine, was conducted by Chinese researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Peking University.

The study collected data from a total of 456,155 Chinese participants aged between 30 and 79 and lasted for an average period of more than nine years.

By 2015, it found that 1,731 people who didn’t have cancer at the initiation of the study were diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

“High-temperature tea drinking combined with either alcohol consumption or smoking was associated with a greater risk for esophageal cancer than hot tea drinking alone,” said the study.

People who drank both burning hot tea and more than a standard serving of 15g of alcohol daily were five times as likely to develop esophageal cancer than those who drank tea and alcohol less frequently, the study showed.

Likewise, it said, current smokers who drank burning hot tea daily were twice as likely to develop cancer.

Hot beverages at temperatures above 65 degrees Celsius could impair the barrier function of the cells lining one’s gullet, or food pipe, thus making it more vulnerable to cancer-causing agents or existing inflammation, CNN quoted Neal Freedman, a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, as saying.

However, the study said no increase in esophageal cancer risk was seen among participants who drank hot tea if they did not drink more than 15g of alcohol daily and smoke tobacco.

In fact, early clinical studies suggest that polyphenols, the natural plant compounds found in tea, may play an important role in the prevention of cancer, as researchers believe that polyphenols help kill cancerous cells and stop them from growing, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

In that sense, tea lovers need not give up their hobby so long as they consume tea at temperatures below 65 degrees Celsius and avoid excessive alcohol or tobacco use.

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Update: Former Miss Akwa Ibom Teen gets consolation deals from Yenne Emarket

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Yenne Emarket, a private indigenous retailing firm in Akwa Ibom has offered to make the erstwhile Miss Akwa Ibom Teen, Miss Abasiodiong Eyo, their brand ambassador. This gesture came from the CEO of the company, Mr. Akan Udom after reading the heartfelt apology from the dethroned Queen.

Mr. Akan Don-Pauli Udom made this known in his Facebook post (embedded in this) while reacting to the trend of negative comments which trailed the ex-Miss’ birthday post which literally broke the internet.

He admired the sincerity contained in the apology tendered by Abasiodiong, and also gave the former Queen an opportunity to order for anything worth 5-10k from any online vendor.

The new Miss Akwa Ibom Teen 2017 (Miss Meggy Linus) had since been crowned by the Akwa Ibom Teenagers Forum.

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Wedding on a plane, blessed by a Pope; How beautiful!

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Chilean couple, Carlos Ciuffardi (41) and Paula Podest (39) have been formally joined in holy matrimony, by Pope Francis inside an Airbus.

The couple, who are both flight attendants with Chilean’s LatAm airline only had a civil marriage ceremony in 2010, but were unable to complete the religious wedding process due to an earthquake that affected the church they chose for the wedding.

Pope Francis, after listening to their explanation of the situation asked if they would love to be wedded, and of course, they both responded affirmatively.

The Pope had after that, wedded Carlos and Paula, at about 36,000 feet above ground level. He  thereafter signed his signature “Francis” on a handwritten marriage certificate which the couple had their names on.

To the Pope, that was his first papal marriage blessing on a plane, and he saw it as a “sacrament that is missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage”. According to the Pope, he did that to serve as a motivation to others to get the sacrament of marriage.

The couple are already blessed with two kids, Rafaela and Isabela.

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Dethroned Miss Akwa Ibom Teen tenders apology on juvenile act

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In reaction to her dethronement as Miss Akwa Ibom 2017 and excommunication from the Akwa Ibom Teenagers Forum, Miss Abasiodiong Eyo has offered a public apology on her recent juvenile exuberance, and also expressed deep regrets on the outcome of what she said was donewith the clearest of intentions

Recall that yesterday, the said Miss was at the center of a public scandal after posting semi-nude photos of herself on her birthday – a situation which caused a lot of stir on social media.

Read her apology below;

 

“AN APOLOGY LETTER FROM MY SUBCONSCIOUS MIND.

…”In a dilemma such as which I see myself, one would be lost on who to chose between the Devil & Deep Blue Sea.
I CHOSE THE DEEP BLUE SEA”.

I, Miss Abasiodiong Eyo Inyang who until my dethronement few days ago was MISS TEENS 2017/18 deeply apologies over my negative behaviour lately. 
Few days ago i added another year to my age & i thought it wise to embark on a photoshoot, I decided to post my “Half Nude” pictures taken with the clearest of intentions. 
Not knowing I would be misunderstood!

And so, I apologize to organisers of the “Miss Teens Pageant” whose crown I bore… 
To teenagers across boards who are victims because of how they dress… 
To Akwa Ibomites who I let down… 
To parents, family, School & friends… 
Please, from the deepest recesses of my heart, i plead for FORGIVENESS.

The past few days have been hell for me, so depressed & so hard on me regarding the fact i was a serving queen & shouldn’t indulge on negative trends. It hurts & sincerely, I have never felt this way in my entire life, and I just can not control it.

I never meant to bring disrespect to the world of Pagentry or modelling professions, my intention was not to belittled the crown or insult fellow queens. No… Far from it.

MY REGRETS:
1.) Not being asked WHY but being judged by ALL without an opportunity for fair hearing.

2.) Not being allowed to face a panel on my suitability to continue as a TEEN AMBASSADOR before being banished.

3.) Not being asked the motive behind my actions.

4.) Not given a chance/opportunity to atone & plead for forgiveness.

5.) Being chastised, condemned & treated as an infidel over a mistake i should have been corrected with kid gloves.

Notwithstanding,
I am sorry for what I did yesterday, I am sorry for what I did today and what I’ll do tomorrow. 
I know I could apologize for days on end but it may not eliminate your thoughts on me but i take solace on God Almighty & on his grace i continually seek strength to endure the pain i currently face. 
Knowing my actions upset many tremendously,
PLEASE I AM DEEPLY SORRY. 
My fault, I AM HUMAN & NOT A SAINT WITHOUT BLAME.

Dear Friends,
Help me if you will “Not to drown in this 
DEEP BLUE SEA”.
We Teens must grow, and Thrive, for a better tomorrow.
As a child raised from a christian home, i seek for forgiveness from all who i must have offended, i am not entirely perfect so let me not be crucified over an ignorance i now regret.
It is my fervent supplications to God that my apology over this sad episode of my life be ACCEPTED by all who i offended by this ugly incidence.
Once again, I AM DEEPLY SORRY, PLEASE ACCEPT ME BACK AS I AM.

God bless you all.

Miss Abasiodiong Eyo Inyang

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