This photograph may look like some kind of computer-generated artist rendering of a futuristic space, but it’s actually a high-key architectural photograph of the beautiful public library of the city of Stuttgart, Germany. Called the Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, the library’s new building features a simple cube-like design and a minimalist white interior, and it opened its doors in 2011.
The 9-story library, designed by the Cologne, Germany-based Yi Architects, features a large foyer at the bottom (the “heart” of the building), a wide-open multi-floor reading space, and a glass ceiling that lets sunlight in during the day.
It’s a design that doubles as a gold mine for beautiful architectural photographs:
The founder of Alabaster House Assembly in Rumuomoi, Port Harcourt, Apostle Ernest Agortey is a hot topic at the moment after marrying a third wife from Edo state.
According to Tracynither Nicolas who shared this, the Apostle narrated the reason for his failed marriages during an interview with City People magazine.
She wrote; “The flamboyant Apostle who loves to make a statement with his Lifestyle, especially his dressing and cars, revealed in that interview that his first wife, the woman who reportedly started the hustle with him, was caught sleeping with his mentor.”
After his first marriage failed, Apostle Agortey then married a second wife, who is of Igbo descent and they have a daughter together. The second wife carted away with all the Apostle’s valuables without his knowledge when she was leaving him”.
You ask an obviously unmarried lady out and she says “sorry I’m in a relationship” and many ladies will quickly change their status on their social media handle to….”in a relationship or Engaged” …worse still some will go as far as putting up the pics of a man who is not yet officially theirs and I keep wondering what goes on in the minds of some ladies ..
Shall we call that being faithful or being naive?
Every lady reading this should wake up and understand that until a man is officially married to you,he can not be trusted in anyway and that a man is even engaged to you does not guaranty marriage
Each time you tell a guy who asks you out that you are taken while still unmarried,you are simply shutting the door on yourself too soon and many ladies have shut out their husbands simply because they got carried away by an unserious man who is only good at mouthing their love and giving them forlorn hope.
Don’t get it twisted, this is not about being unfaithful to that particular guy you truly desire but it is about tactfully leaving your options open by not flaunting him on or offline thereby driving away possibly more willing suitors.
Many ladies remain taken for years without wedding bells and I have seen several ladies who have been engaged for years.
The bottom line is that you should stop flaunting any guy you are courting and only flaunt your husband
Ladies should stop blocking their chance cos In the real world…there is no in between and there is no such word like “I’m taken” while you are still unmarried.
One of Nigeria’s most controversial entertainers, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy has taken body piercing and tattooing to a new high.
The 65-year-old announced on Sunday that he has tattooed his children’s names on his arm and he also pierced his testes. He made the shocking revelation via his Instagram page while sharing photos of himself and a man who apparently carried out the piercing.
“My Body is in shock. Pierced my blokus today. More balls to the ball,” Charlyboy wrote.
Opeyemi, the estranged wife of Ifedayo Olarinde (popularly known as Freeze) reached out to BellaNaija to tell her own truth concerning the events that led to their separation.
She said she wouldn’t have a stranger speak up for her as two social media accounts with the same name – @andelasmith – have been making several allegations against Freeze in the past couple of days. Read about them here and here.
With the permission of her children, Opeyemi has shared her own side of the story.
See excerpts below:
On their marital status:
I am still in court with him. Our divorce is not final, we’ve not even had a trial. The issue now is the last time we went to court the judge wanted to speak to our children (as they) were also involved in the abuse. My son has a kneecap that was broken when he tried to cover me when his father was beating me. He is just learning how to walk properly again and started playing football in January.
A lot has happened and I’ve kept quiet because I don’t know how to handle this. I kind of saw all this coming tho because when I was leaving he threatened me that if I left he will destroy me on social media because he has the power to do so as I am nothing and he is everything and there was no way I was going to survive without him.
On how are kids are coping with this:
We went on holiday to an African country and when we got back the first thing my daughter said to me “Mummy I’m so glad this is the house we came back to, and not VI.” This is a situation where there was abuse every day.
A year before I left I had to stay in my marriage and be called Benedicta. I have enough evidence with my lawyers that will show all the abuse I went through. He cursed my son for covering me up while he was hitting me. My kids are in a much better place now and are happy. We live in a better situation and a more positive environment.
My kids and I watched an interview he did and thankfully they didn’t cry. They just laughed. I thank God that they are healing.
On why she has decided to speak up now:
He is the only man I’ve ever known for that long, so I didn’t exactly know how to handle what happened to me. There was no go-to book or counsellor; my not responding then was me broken, confused and lost. He used to beat me and put her on speaker phone and say “look I’m beating her and she has refused to leave” then she would scream at me to get out of the house. But I didn’t have anywhere to go.
I had no exit strategy but at the end of the day, I had to leave because if I had died that is how the story would have ended.
Right now reading all that stuff I read yesterday (Wednesday), I have no idea who the person is behind the Twitter account, but I am not a coward and if someone has come out with 100% truth of what happened, then I will speak up.
A stranger can’t be fighting for me and I’m quiet, so I decided to come out and say yes it is true. He was given a court order to stop humiliating me on social media but he hasn’t stopped.
I asked them (my kids) for their permission before I did this interview and my daughter goes “mummy you’ve been quiet, and it’s almost like you are afraid of him” My son said “mummy you’re afraid of daddy even though we’ve left” I had to let them know I’m not afraid of him and that’s why I’ve decided to speak up.
On why he is doing what he’s doing:
He was born into an abusive family, so I sort of understood where he was coming from. That was one of the reasons why I stayed so long. Even when people asked why I stayed with him when I was admitted into the hospital in 2006, I told them this was someone I basically grew up with, there was so much we had ahead of us so I wasn’t going to walk out on him.
If not for my kids I can assure you I would have still stayed and he would have killed me, just because I didn’t have anywhere to go. He kept everybody away from me. I think he is disturbed, and this may be his own way of crying out for help.
OAP Freeze had previously shared his side of the story. We hope they find peace and compromise soon.
Aah aah I know this is going to catch someone’s attention. There is a community in Austria in Europe calls Fucking.
Fucking (German pronunciation rhymes with “booking”) is an Austrian village in the municipality of Tarsdorf. The village is 33 kilometres north of Salzburg, 4 kilometres east of the river Inn, which forms the German border.
Despite having a population of only 104 in 2005, the village has drawn attention for its unusual place name in the English-speaking world.
Fucking is most famous for its four traffic signs with its name on them, beside which tourists stop to have their photograph taken, owing to the profane English word with the same spelling.
Its road signs are a popular visitor attraction, and they were often stolen by souvenir-hunting tourists until 2005, when the signs were modified to be theft-resistant.
The Austrian town of Fucking got to erect theft-proof road signs embedded in concrete blocks.’
Officials acted because they were fed up with English-speaking tourists stealing them as souvenirs.
After the last ‘Welcome to Fucking’ sign was stolen, Mayor Siegfried Hauppl ordered brand new theft-proof road signs.
They are bolted and welded to steel posts embedded in concrete in the ground and the mayor added: “It would take all night to steal one.”
Fucking always attracts a lot of attention in the summer months, with tourists driving up from nearby Salzburg to pose for pictures in front of the Fucking signs.
How it was discovered
British and American soldiers based in nearby Salzburg noticed the name after World War II, and began to travel to the village to have their photos taken beside the signs while striking various poses.
The local residents, the Fuckingers, were considerably bemused as they had not previously been aware of the meaning of their village’s name when read as English. Since then, the number of visitors to Fucking has increased, with the occasional visit by a tour bus.
So when next you visit Austria, you better take time out to visit Salzburg and see things for yourself.
An Abuja-based civil servant, Mrs. Oluwakemi Uduehi, who gave birth to quintuplets at the National Hospital, Abuja last week, shares her labour experience with FRIDAY OLOKOR
What is your name and age?
My name is Oluwakemi Uduehi. I am 30 years old.
Where do you work?
I work with the National Population Commission.
What position are you in your family?
I am the third child.
When did you marry?
I got married in 2015.
How did you meet your husband?
We met at the University of Ilorin where we both studied Computer Science. We were in the same class.
When did you discover you were pregnant?
It was in the first trimester.
Did you at anytime know you would give birth to more than one child at a time?
Yes, because I asked God for twins. I prayed and when it was time, I didn’t rush it. I told God when I wanted to get pregnant. It’s just like when one goes to a camp in a church and the pastor asks one to make a prayer request. I prayed to have a set of twins, rest for a while and later have the rest of my children.
What was your experience like in the last month of your pregnancy?
It was eight months actually because nobody can carry such pregnancy for nine months. Anything God does, He doesn’t add sorrow. Though it was stressful but with the help of God, I didn’t have any complication. I could move freely to wherever I wanted, except when my time of delivery drew near.
Did you do any scan?
I wasn’t expecting pregnancy and I didn’t experience vomiting or any other form of early morning sickness. But I was having abdominal pains. I thus decided to come to the hospital because I don’t use any drugs without doctor’s prescription. That is the kind of person my husband is. When they told me in the hospital that it was morning sickness, I said I wasn’t sick but they insisted I should run a test. It was the test that revealed that I was pregnant. I did not know that I was until after the test. It was when I started ante-natal that we ran the scan.
It was in the second trimester that I knew I would have quintuplets.
How did your husband react to your delivery of five babies at once?
He was happy because even when I asked for the sex of the babies, the scan didn’t show it. When I asked that we should run another scan, he said ‘for what? You don’t need it. I have handed everything to God.’ It was that day that we believed that the babies were five. We thought it might not be so because scan can give anything. I only believed they could be twins because that was what I asked from God.
What is the sex of the babies?
They are all beautiful girls.
What names did you give them?
They all have three names each; Yoruba, Esan and English names. They are Oluwanifemi, Oluwafemifayo, Oluwafifehanmi, Oluwaferanmi, Oluwafirefunmi. We also call them Ainose, Esose, Osejade, Obehi, Omose, which are their Esan names.
Their English names are Grace, Peace, Blessing, Goodness and Mercy. God showed me how much He loves me and my family.
Did you have a normal delivery?
No, it was through Caesarian Section. The National Hospital prepared my mind for it.
What plans have you and your husband put in place to cater for them considering the numerous needs of children and the country’s economic situation?
The truth is that God has been faithful since we got married. If you get to our house today, you will understand. I have not for once thought about what they will eat because I know God is there for them. Whenever He does anything, He always does something extra to back it up. I have not for once worried myself because God does what pleases Him. Before I put to bed, He has been faithful and He can send what He wants to take care of them. We don’t know how but we believe in Him. As a Christian or a Muslim, one must always leave all situations to God to handle.
How has it been taking care of them?
If anyone of them cries, I call her name and tell her I am coming. I think she listens because she will keep quiet immediately. But since I am still in the hospital, the nurses have been assisting. I do my best and God has been helping us.
How do you feel now?
I am getting better. I will soon leave the hospital. I should be discharged this week hopefully.
How did your parents react to the news of the quintuplets?
They were happy to be grandparents of five children.
What is your advice to women who also want to have children?
They should look unto God and trust Him. They should tell God what they want. Even doctors often say that they only treat but only God heals. If God says it is time, it is time even when one is not ready for it. I was not in haste to have children. I wanted to enjoy my husband first before the children start coming.
What fertility drug did you take?
I hate drugs. Even when I came to the National Hospital, they asked me what drugs I reacted to and I said I did not take any drugs. I would not know which drugs I might have reacted to because I don’t take drugs except if I am feeling very ill.
How do you feel being the mother of quintuplets?
I am happy because even when they told me, I just looked at myself. I asked myself if it was possible because I can still carry myself to wherever I want. When they came out, they were fine and beautiful. It is the blessing of God and my case is different.
How many more children do you want to have?
Before we got married, I told my husband that after having twins, I want only one child more.
Are you going to breastfeed them for six months?
I will try my best since I am not going anywhere. It is just to eat and sleep. Thank God we have mothers and sisters that will come and do the job. I believe God will see us through.
Is there a case of multiple births in your family and your husband’s?
Yes, there are twins in both families. My father is a twin. In my husband’s family, they have people who have given birth to twins about two or three times.