Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton has conceded the
presidential contest to her Republican rival Donald Trump Tuesday night.

After winning the primarily Republican States, Trump was leading in Michigan and Wisconsin, holding a
3-point lead in the latter with 92 percent of the vote in.
Trump led the popular vote by more than 1 million votes. With 86 percent of the expected vote in, more than 116
million ballots had been cast.

Earlier, the Clinton campaign had said the race was too close
to call. Also, Clinton campaign chair John Podesta told supporters at the Javits
Center who had amassed for a victory party to go home till tomorrow, saying that every vote
should be counted.

This week on Keeping It Real, Nigerian Doctor in Texas, Oluyinka Olutoye, and his team, successfully operate on an unborn baby at 16 weeks. The baby was then returned to her mother’s womb and delivered at 36 weeks.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate refuses President Buhari’s request to borrow $30 billion.


 In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni continues to harass and arrest opposition leader Kizza Besigye despite that it has been eight months since the elections. Mr. President is also busy teaching farmers how to make money.

As the US votes, Adeola is wondering who you would like to see become the next President of America. Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? 

This week on Keeping It Real, Adeola urged the Nigerian
government to deal with mismanagement among government officials before
borrowing more money.
In Cameroon, Oct. 21st became a black day after landslides
and train derailment killed so many.
In Togo, a woman, Farida Nabourema, is challenging the
corrupt government of Gnassingbe, the family that has ruled the nation for 49


  Also, find out how some older women in Kenya defend
themselves against rapists.
Did Angola ban Islam? Find out from this episode and much more

Lastly, don’t forget to write your comment on whether
Africans should leave or remain part of the ICC.

According to Vanguard News, about five people have allegedly been arrested for holding a
burial ceremony in Benin, disobeying an order by the Benin Traditional Council during
the coronation of the new Oba of Benin.

The Benin Traditional Council in a statement by the secretary, Frank Irabor, insists that
all funeral activities are banned in the seven local government areas in the
senatorial district throughout the coronation ceremonies.
Although the coronation of Oba Ewuare II has been concluded,
the post-coronation festivities, which began in October, will last through the
end of December.
During this time, no one is allowed to bury a dead body in the
following local governments until January: Oredo, Egor, Ikpoba-Okha, Ovia
North-East, Ovia South-West, Orhionmwon and Uhunmwode.
Oba Ewuare II is a graduate of University of Wales in the
United Kingdom, and a former Nigerian ambassador to Sweden and Angola.
The Ethiopian government has announced up to
five years jail time for any social media user that posts updates on the
growing political unrest of the country on Facebook.

This is one of the series of measures under a six-month “state
of emergency” recently declared by the government.
Since protests began a year ago, the government has imposed
a blanket ban on mobile Internet services and
restrictions on text message platforms like WhatsApp.
This is mainly to prevent people from organizing protests as
the government drives out Oromo and Amhara land owners in a bid to expand Addis Ababa.

Two Ethiopian TV stations based in the US, ESAT and the
Oromia Media Network, have also been banned. Similarly, access to foreign-based
media has been restricted, including Deutsche Welle and Voice of America, which
both have popular Amharic stations.
October is usually the beginning of high season in
Ethiopia’s tourism industry, but thousands of visitors have already canceled their
scheduled trips due to the protests and state of emergency.

The Ethiopian government in October declared a six-month
state of emergency, during which anyone could be arrested without warrant. 
In 2015, the European Council on Tourism and Trade named
Ethiopia World’s Best Tourism Destination for its outstanding natural beauty,
dramatic landscapes, and ancient culture.
Places like Rock churches (also known as ancient stone
churches – pictured above) in the historical town of Lalibela, in northern
Ethiopia, attract thousands of tourists every year, but not this year.
For many citizens of Lalibela who work as tour guides, this has greatly impacted their income.
“Because of this problems happening in some parts of the
country, some just have already cancelled their trips to Ethiopia,” said
Belayneh Mengesha, a local Lalibela tour guide.
Several tour operators have also reported about 50 percent decrease in business compared to last year.

Meet ‘Sister Deborah,’ a Ghanaian model and presenter for Ghana who has taken the eternal Ghana vs Nigerian jollof war to the next level. Lol!
Excerpt from the lyric:
My jollof brings all the boys to the yard
Nigerian boys are always glad
Their jollof is extremely white
Snow white
Dencia white
Moral of the story learn how to cook
Can’t see the truth? Learn how to look
I have the secret recipe no Maggi cube
When your Naija boy chases me don’t blame juju

Here’s another song by Deborah titled “Uncle Obama, I like your banana”


An angry mob along Airport road in Lagos tried to lynch a Nigerian policeman after him and his colleague allegedly beat up and pushed an elderly man into a dirty drainage.

In the video, eyewitnesses said his colleague had escaped with a gun.

Meanwhile, the crowd forced the other policeman to get in the gutter and pick up the man whose head was visibly bloody.  

Members of the crowd descended on him while others were moved to tears.I couldn’t help but wonder why no one was calling for help or performing CPR. The man may be unconscious!

Nigerian actress, Rahama Sadau, was recently expelled from the Hausa movie industry, Kannywood, for hugging a man in a music video. Now she gets to work with international superstar, Akon and other actors. 

Sadau is featuring alongside Akon in the upcoming movie ‘The American King,” presently being filmed in Los Angeles by Nollywood Director and Producer Jeta Amata.

“You are valuable and irreplaceable. If you are ever told otherwise, do not believe it. Just try and be yourself even for once,” said Sadau on her Instagram page.

Sadau was banned from Kannywood for “hugging and cuddling” pop
star Classiq in this music video:


Texas-based ExxonMobil Corporation has announced the discovery of up to one billion
barrels of oil in the Owowo field, Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

“We are encouraged by the results and will work with our
partners and the government on future development plans,” said the President of
ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Stephen Greenlee.

The Texas-based oil company said this has a potential
recoverable resource of between 500 million and one billion barrels of oil. ExxonMobil
owns a 27 percent interest in the well, according to the statement released by the company, as does
Chevron Nigeria Deepwater. Several other Nigeria based companies own the rest.
Scientists at five British universities have collaborated
with the National Health Service in a quest to cure HIV. They have launched a
project, which involves 50 HIV positive patients completing a trial treatment.

The first patient to complete the trial treatment, a
44-year-old British man, has shown remarkable progress using two-stage attack
on the virus.
Normally, HIV hides from immune system, but this new
treatment tricks it into coming out. The treatment then triggers the immune
system to recognize and tackle the virus.
Although some scientists have stated it’s too early to
confirm the success of the treatment, the Sunday Times reported that recent
blood tests on the man showed no detectable HIV virus was present.

If this treatment is successful, then there may soon be a
breakthrough in the search for HIV cure.
Today Fatima Buhari, the second daughter of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari becomes the 4th wife of mallam Gimba Yau Kumo, the former Managing Director and Chief
Executive Officer of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.
Fatima is the second daughter of Buhari’s first wife whom he married in 1971. According to the rights of Islam, a man is allowed to marry up to four wives. Meanwhile, one of Kumo’s wives, Hajia Gimba Aishatu, @gimbaaishatu, has taken to Instagram to compare her beauty with that of Buhari’s daughter. 

World’s richest man, Bill Gates, has revealed that him and his wife will be giving their wealth to charity organizations and not their children.

“Our kids will receive a great education and some money
so they are never going to be poorly off but they’ll go out and have their own
career,” he said.

The couple worth $82 billion are encouraging their three children to go to college, saying they’ll pay for that, but then they want them to get jobs and have careers.
They have three children, Jennifer, 20, Rory, 17, and
Phoebe, 14.

“‘It’s not a favor to kids to have them have huge sums
of wealth,” he said. “It distorts anything they might do, creating
their own path.”

Dear Adeola, I want to use this medium to tell you my experience with Ethiopian airline. l will
appreciate it very much if you can help me tell the world the injustice this
airline did to me, and they are refusing to pay me compensation.

I am a post graduate Nigerian student studying in South Africa
and l come home often because my family is still in Nigeria, l boarded
Ethiopian Airline from Durban, South Africa to Nigeria on July17, 2016. We
arrived Lagos International Airport on monday 18th of july, 2016.
On arrival, about 20persons including me had one of our luggage missing,
the Airline staff later apologized that a cargo
plane will bring all the missing luggage the next day. We filled forms for
missing luggage. l live in Benin City, Edo state, but l had to look for hotel and slept over in lagos.
The next day when l got to the
airport, the cargo  plane brought some
bags, but three of us did not see our luggage. l was told to come the next. l did but my luggage still did not come with
the ET plane that arrived that wednesday, the 20th. l had to fill some other forms and l was told that if the bag arrived they
would give me a call so l left for Benin city.
After three weeks precisely, l
got a call from Ethiopian airline customer care, asking me the content of my bag. Again l listed all the things l could remember, and they told me they
have found my bag they will send me a mail to come for collection. After two
days l got mail that l should come and collected my luggage. 
When l got to the
airport, they gave me a wrong bag which was not mine, at this time  l ran out patience, l started shouting at the
airport and l went to report them to NCAA, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. They told me to come back the next day. l slept over in lagos again.When
l returned the next day, they gave me compensation form to fill, nobody mention
to me l should fill damage luggage form.
l returned back to Benin city feeling very bitter. l hired a lawyer, wrote them several mails, they never replied. My lawyer stated
categorically that even if they bring the bag intact they will still pay for
It took Ethiopian airways five weeks, precisely 23rd of
august to call me that they have seen my bag and l should come and claim it. Meanwhile, my return date back to SA was 25th of August, so l waited till 24th a
day to my departure, l arrived lagos to pick the bag and my husb took it to Benin city.
 On arrival at the
airport , when l saw my luggage it was badly damaged, l refused to open it, l
took a picture of the damage, and l told the baggage staff that unless they
call their senior staff in charge to be a witness, l will not touch the bag. So
they went and called the lady, and l showed her the damaged bag before l opened
They told me to go their office to make some complains and issue them the
letter my lawyer gave me for them to acknowledge. The secretary wanted to write a voucher of N15,000 for me, l refused to collect the money. This was the money they were supposed
to give on arrival when my baggage was missing for hotel bill.
Adeola, this is total injustice, now
they are claiming l did not fill damaged bag form, l only filled compensation
form, they will not pay for  damages. l
have written again to NCAA, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority no reply and
some few things were missing in the bag.
Please, help me shout out to the world for this injustice,
all my hotel bills, transportation to Lagos twice, they are saying they will not
Adeola, it is only Nigerian citizens that are treated like this even in
their own country. l have been in South Africa for two years, nobody dare treat a South African citizen like this.
How long will this continue in our country. Please l want

Edwina .O.Uzunuigbe

The Early Power consortium (comprised of leading African
independent power producer Endeavor Energy, GE and Sage Petroleum) today
announced that it has received parliamentary approval from the Government of
Ghana and signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Electricity
Corporation of Ghana (ECG) for the 400 megawatt (MW) Bridge Power project.

Expecting to reach financial close in December 2016, Early
Power will develop the greenfield project located in the coastal city of Tema
(26 kilometers east of Accra) in two phases – 194 MW in Phase 1 and 206 MW in
Phase 2. However, it also expects Bridge Power to produce an initial 144 MW
within six months to help Ghana meet its near-term power needs.
Built in the most economically active part of the country,
the project is also expected to provide significant additional economic
benefits beyond reliable power such as jobs, positive industrial growth and

The government of Gambia has announced leaving the
International Criminal Court, citing “persecution and humiliation” of
Africans by Caucasians as the reason.

The announcement made by Gambia’s
information minister, Sheriff Bojang, said ICC ignores war crimes committed by
Western countries, but targets only Africans.

 Earlier this month, Burundi and South Africa made similar
announcements. Kenya is also presently considering withdrawal from ICC.


Contrary to circulating reports, Angola did not ban Islam,
and the famous picture of a demolished mosque attached to the story is possibly
from Nigeria. The myth has been circulating for years now, but Angolan
officials have denounced it severally.

One Angolan Muslim, Adam Campos, told the BBC that in fact
the Muslim community is “growing every day.” Meanwhile, Muslims in
various parts of the world have protested the purported ‘ban.’

The story first broke out on a Benin weekly French newspaper, La Nouvelle Tribune, attributing quotes to the Angolan president and minister of culture, but both men have denied uttering statements connoting that the country banned Islam. 

When the story got on Nigerian blogs, a picture of a demolished mosque was attached. Many believe the picture might have been taken in Nigeria.

 “We’re reading about
it just like you on the Internet. We don’t have any notice that what you’re reading
on the Internet is true,” said an official at the Angolan embassy in Washington
“The Republic of Angola is a country that does not interfere
in religion. We have a lot of religions there, Catholic, Protestants, Baptists,
Muslims and evangelical people.”
Also, the director of the National Institute for Religious
Affairs, Manuel Fernando, said “There is no war in Angola against Islam or
any other religion.”
According to the ministry of culture, some mosques were
closed due to  lack of necessary land titles,
building licenses and other official documents.
“It’s true that several mosques have been destroyed and
others simply shut down in the last few months. Most of the mosques that were
destroyed were built without government permission. Two authorised mosques in
Luanda are still operating without a problem. I have not heard of any official
decision to ban Islam or prohibit Muslim prayers in mosques.” Ahmed ould Taher
told Al Jazeera.

According to the U.S. State Department, Angola is a
majority-Christian nation of about 16 million people, of whom an estimated 55
percent are Catholic, 25 percent belong to African Christian denominations, 10
percent follow major Protestant traditions, and 5 percent belong to Brazilian
Evangelical churches. Only 80,000 to 90,000 Angolans are Muslims