Be sure to check out the trailer below. This is such a powerful and moving story of a Nigerian-born Forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith. (I thought his Nigerian accent was interesting!)
Dr. Omalu was the first to discover a degenerative disease associated with repeated brain trauma in the NFL.
He called it chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

The movie “Concussion” is based on what happens when the good doctor tries to seek a change in the NFL. In the picture is Will Smith, Dr. Omalu, and the Director of the movie, Peter Landesman.
The movie was released December 29th.

A Nigerian man
has abandoned his UK wife of 10 years to have a secret wedding with another
woman in Nigeria.
When her hubby
of ten years had to spend Christmas with his relatives in Nigeria, Tracy
Akingbogun hoped he’d return with a special gift to make up for their time

David, 43, had
sorted out a present — for himself. He had secretly MARRIEDanother woman
in Nigeria on Boxing Day.
Tracy only discovered the shocking news through a friend months later — and
kicked him out.
Tracy, also 43, says: “While I was at home with the kids missing him at
Christmas, his present to himself was a new bride.
“I still can’t
believe he did that to us after more than ten years together.
“I did some
research and saw that the ceremony was a religious one and not a legal one. So
he hadn’t committed bigamy.
“His dad had
five wives during his lifetime, so I suppose David thought he could do that
“But not when
he was living in the UK and not when he was married to me.”

Tracy, from
Gravesend, Kent, adds: “This Christmas it will be just me and the children
again, just like it was last year. But this time I’ll be over the moon that
David isn’t with us.”
Tracy was a
single mum to Cameron and Alysia — now 17 and 13 — when she met David in a
nightclub while she was on a rare night out in March 2004.
She recalls: “I
was watching a group of lads on the pull, but one of them wasn’t. He was just
leaning against the bar enjoying himself. He saw me watching him and came over
to chat.
“His name was
David and he was really kind and gentle. He’d only arrived from Nigeria three
months before.”
David moved
into Tracy’s home just six weeks later and Tracy was delighted to discover she
was pregnant.
Their son
Kayodo, now 11, was born in December 2004 and they married two months later.
Tracy says: “It
was a small ceremony with a few family and friends. David read out a poem and
told me he really believed in me and our future together.
“From then on
he called me ‘Wifey,’ his pet name for me.”
The next year
the happy family went to Nigeria to meet David’s relatives.
Tracy says:
“They were lovely to us and even went through the traditional ceremony of
washing our feet when we arrived.”
Their second
son Olalekan, now four, was born in December 2011.
Tracy busied
herself bringing up her brood while David turned his hand to various businesses
from buying and selling cars to running a market-stall. He also tried to set up
an internet cafe.
But two years
later she found messages between David and a Nigerian woman.
Tracy says:
“One read: ‘When you were last here I wish I’d kissed you.’ I shouted at him,
and wanted him to explain himself.
“He said she
was someone he used to date before he came to the UK. He said it was nothing,
they were just friends.
“I told David
it was her or me. He said it was me, I was his wifey and that was that.
“Over the next
few months he tried hard to show he meant it and we got back to normal.”
Then David
announced he would have to go to Nigeria over the 2014 festive period. Tracy
says: “I was furious. I told him he should be here for his sons — for our
family. He kept insisting he had important family business.”
David flew out
the day before Christmas Eve and Tracy was upset the family would be apart.
She says: “I
was so angry with him, but I wasn’t going to let the children know that.
“It was
Christmas so I was going to make it a good one.”
She messaged
David, reminding him to call their boys on Christmas morning.
Tracy says:
“David finally called at 9pm. I gave him an earful but let him speak to the
children. I was so angry with him.
“On Boxing Day
I didn’t hear from him, but I spoke to him and his family the next day and they
were all friendly and normal.”
But, on David’s
return, Tracy felt something had changed.
She says: “When
he wasn’t away working he was on his laptop. He was hardly speaking to me or
the boys. I would encourage him to spend time with them, but he’d snap at me
and say he was busy.”
Tracy tried to
make her family life as happy as possible but in May came a bolt out of the
She got a
message on Facebook from the partner of one of David’s friends in Nigeria, a
woman Tracy had met when she visited.
She says: “The
message read that he’d got married to another woman on Boxing Day — everyone
knew apart from me. She didn’t think that was right.
“The world I
loved had been whipped from beneath my feet. Tears streamed down my face. I’d
known something was up.
“I confronted
David but he denied it. He seemed so cool and calm. So I messaged her and said
there must be a mistake.”
What came next
wiped away any trace of doubt Tracy had.
Tearfully, she
recalls: “She ended up sending me photos of the wedding ceremony via WhatsApp
and confirmed it to me. There was no denying that.”
Shaking, Tracy
managed to guess his Facebook password and logged in. There, she read messages
between him and his new wife, the woman she’d caught him messaging two years
before, who was also his ex-girlfriend.
Tracy says: “I
was so angry I couldn’t speak. He couldn’t get married — he was my husband!
“I confronted
him and he tried to deny it again but this time I told him I’d seen the photos
and read the messages. I told him to pack his bags and get out.
“I don’t take
calls from his family, as they were in on this and went to his wedding last
Boxing Day while lying to me.
“He abandoned
his children and me to get married to another woman. He’s made his choice and
now he’s stuck with it.”

David said: “I
can do what I want. It’s nobody’s business. What do you want me to do?”

Nigerian born Spanish lawyer, criminologist, forensic expert
and writer, Helen Mukoro Idisi, has emerged the presidential candidate of an
opposition party for the forthcoming election in Spain.
She has made history to become the first woman and an
immigrant to emerge presidential flag bearer of a political party. She will be
running on the platform of Union De Todos, a party she founded earlier this

Helen was born in Delta State and worked briefly in the
Governor’s Office before she travelled to Spain in 1992. She gained prominence
in Spanish politics, when she founded a political party and later became the
first Nigerian-Spanish to contest for the Mayor of Denia in May this year.
Although she lost the election, her popularity soared higher as several people
endorsed him for the highest office in the land.
She is the daughter of Mr. Anthony Mukoro (the late Director
General of the Defunct Bendel state Government Treasury’s Cash Office, and Mrs.
Mary Mukoro.
She studied Law at the Spanish National University, and
holds a Master degree in Criminology. Masters degree in Social Education, a
Post Graduate Certificate in Tax and Labor Management, a Post Graduate
Certificate in Forensic Psychology, and a Post Graduate Certificate in
Immigration and Domestic Violence. Worked as a legal Consultant (immigration
department) at the Red Cross Society, Spain. Owner of a legal firm. President
at the African Europe Chamber of Commerce. And founder of the party, ‘UNION DE
TODOS’, Spain.
She worked at the Ministry of Agriculture, Benin City,
Nigeria. Deployed to Governor’s Office (Women Affairs Department) as
Agricultural Officer, to help the rural women in Agriculture, and Asaba when
Delta State was created.
Speaking on why she decided to go into politics, she said:
“I went into politics because; we have to become more involved in decisions
that affect us as citizens. And we have an obligation to ensure the legacy we
leave to future generations: Politicians, we all are. I saw the need to go into
politics as a means to making my explanation of political leadership that suits
the interest of the people and I’m ready to listen and care for the needs of
The 2015 Spanish general election would be held on or before
Sunday, December 20, 2015.

Contrary to
rumors circulating, former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke,
is not dead, family sources have said.

Rumors of her
death went viral on social media on Thursday. The report said the
former minister died of cancer in London and is being prepared to be flown back
to Nigeria from the United Kingdom, where she has been
receiving treatment for months.
“The report is
untrue. She’s alive and well,” a family source said.

However, it is
confirmed that her family is holding a crucial meeting over her
deteriorating health condition.

The Chairperson of the African Union and Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe has slammed Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term

Mugabe did not mention Nkurunziza by name but lashed out at
presidents who find excuses to stay on in power beyond constitutionally
mandated two terms. He was speaking at the opening of the African Union heads
of states summit in Sandton. President Mugabe, who has led Zimbabwe for 35
years – urged leaders to be principled and stop causing problems that force
their own people to become refugees.

This is now the norm in Burundi. Anyone the police consider old
enough to fight the government of Pierre Ukurunziza is rounded up and taken
away. Many are feared dead after being taken away, with several families left
to wonder about what might happen to their sons.

In the first video released a day to the massive shooting
that led to the killing of 87 people in Bujumbura, police loaded a big
truck with young men who commited no crime, just to prevent them from taking up
arms against the government. There are debates on whether these young men are
still alive.

The second video was secretely recorded in
November showing about 100 young men being led away by the police to
an unknown destination.

In 2003, the local government in Kamikatsu, Japan decided to
require that all residents comply with a new, rigorous recycling program –
perhaps the most rigorous in the world.

Since then, the town composts, recycles, or reuses 80% of its garbage. It may
not technically be 100% zero waste, as the remaining 20% goes into the
landfill, but it’s a remarkable achievement for an entire community, in such a
short amount of time. The impacts have been positive – cutting costs for the
community drastically, as well as improving the conditions of the lush and
beautiful environment that surrounds the town in Southeast Japan.

Residents must wash and sort virtually anything that is non-compostable in
their household before bringing it to the recycling sorting center. Shampoo
bottles, caps, cans, razors, styrofoam meat trays, water bottles…the list
goes on and on (literally) into 34 categories. At the sorting center, labels on
each bin indicate the recycling process for that specific item – how it will be
recycled, what it will become, and how much that process can cost (or even
earn). It’s an education process for the consumer.

All kitchen scraps must be composted at home, as the town has no garbage trucks
or collectors.

And as for other items, reuse is heavily encouraged. According to Akira Sakano,
Deputy Chief Officer at Zero Waste Academy in Kamikatsu, the town has a
kuru-kuru shop where residents can bring in used items and take things home for
free. There is also a kuru-kuru factory, where local women make bags and
clothes out of discarded items.

At first, it was difficult to be come accustomed to the new rules. “It can
be a pain, and at first we were opposed to the idea,” says resident,
Hatsue Katayama. “If you get used to it, it becomes normal.”

Now, it’s even being noticed within Kamikatsu’s businesses. The first
zero-waste brewery has opened in Kamikatsu, called Rise and Win Brewery. The
brewery itself is constructed of reused materials and environmentally friendly
finishes. By 2020, Kamikatsu hopes to be 100% zero waste, with no use of landfills,
and to forge connections with other like-minded communities in the world,
spreading the practice of zero-waste. 

Yahya Jammeh has declared during one of his recent meetings with the Gambian
people that he’s turning the secular State to an Islamic State. In
response, some Gambians have taken to YouTube to oppose this
unconstitutional and illegal move with the headings – Not in my name!

In this
next video by Yusef Taylor, he expressed how this new move of Jammeh may
attract terrorists to the Gambia, including Boko Haram recruiters. 

Burundi’s army said that 79 “enemies” and eight soldiers were killed
during the bloodiest day in months of unrest on Friday, which left the streets
of the country’s capital Bujumbura strewn with bodies, many bearing gunshot
wounds. The violence began with coordinated attacks by unidentified gunmen on
three military installations. The United Nations Security Council has
unanimously adopted a resolution calling for immediate peace talks between all
parties in the country.

In this video by PBS, a Nigerian tricycle driver and his wife were shot because
 he refused to give a $10 bribe (Note – his story was concluded at the end
of the video). 

Everyday in
Nigeria, police officers routinely demand bribes, local government leaders
pocket money meant for schools and the former national security advisor is
accused of stealing billions from the military. As part of a week-long series
“Nigeria: Pain and Promise,” PBS reports on the challenges of
fighting corruption.