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.
has abandoned his UK wife of 10 years to have a secret wedding with another
woman in Nigeria.
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
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.
believe he did that to us after more than ten years together.
research and saw that the ceremony was a religious one and not a legal one. So
he hadn’t committed bigamy.
five wives during his lifetime, so I suppose David thought he could do that
he was living in the UK and not when he was married to me.”
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.”
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.
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
David and he was really kind and gentle. He’d only arrived from Nigeria three
into Tracy’s home just six weeks later and Tracy was delighted to discover she
Kayodo, now 11, was born in December 2004 and they married two months later.
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.
he called me ‘Wifey,’ his pet name for me.”
the happy family went to Nigeria to meet David’s relatives.
“They were lovely to us and even went through the traditional ceremony of
washing our feet when we arrived.”
son Olalekan, now four, was born in December 2011.
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.
later she found messages between David and a Nigerian woman.
“One read: ‘When you were last here I wish I’d kissed you.’ I shouted at him,
and wanted him to explain himself.
was someone he used to date before he came to the UK. He said it was nothing,
they were just friends.
it was her or me. He said it was me, I was his wifey and that was that.
few months he tried hard to show he meant it and we got back to normal.”
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.”
was so angry with him, but I wasn’t going to let the children know that.
Christmas so I was going to make it a good one.”
David, reminding him to call their boys on Christmas morning.
“David finally called at 9pm. I gave him an earful but let him speak to the
children. I was so angry with him.
I didn’t hear from him, but I spoke to him and his family the next day and they
were all friendly and normal.”
return, Tracy felt something had changed.
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.”
message on Facebook from the partner of one of David’s friends in Nigeria, a
woman Tracy had met when she visited.
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.
loved had been whipped from beneath my feet. Tears streamed down my face. I’d
known something was up.
David but he denied it. He seemed so cool and calm. So I messaged her and said
there must be a mistake.”
recalls: “She ended up sending me photos of the wedding ceremony via WhatsApp
and confirmed it to me. There was no denying that.”
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.
was so angry I couldn’t speak. He couldn’t get married — he was my husband!
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.
calls from his family, as they were in on this and went to his wedding last
Boxing Day while lying to me.
his children and me to get married to another woman. He’s made his choice and
now he’s stuck with it.”
can do what I want. It’s nobody’s business. What do you want me to do?”
and writer, Helen Mukoro Idisi, has emerged the presidential candidate of an
opposition party for the forthcoming election in Spain.
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
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.
General of the Defunct Bendel state Government Treasury’s Cash Office, and Mrs.
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
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.
“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
Sunday, December 20, 2015.
rumors circulating, former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke,
is not dead, family sources have said.
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.
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
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.
nice meeting everyone that came. This took place at the Mist Theater in New York, but we’ll definitely be touring other US cities in 2016. These are some pictures from the red carpet:
This week on KIRWA, the media revealed how former Nigerian
President Jonathan and former Finance minister Ngozi Iweala transferred $300
million to former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki, just before
people while threatening them openly on twitter.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
This week on KIRWA, find out why Nigerian Senators proposed a
bill to censor social media.
Also, Adeola examines Buhari’s performance in the last six months in
This week, Adeola features Algeria among other stories.
To get your ticket to the live show with Adeola and Dr. Damages, please click HERE.
second most populated African country has acquired the first B787 flight
stimulator, which the country now uses to train pilots. The
airline announced the installation of Boeing 777 and Boeing
787 flight simulators manufactured by CAE Company, ahead of its schedule
and would be ready for training.
In this video by Jawar Mohammed of Oromia Media Network,
Ethiopia’s federal police were seen shooting as Haromaya University’s Oromo
The Oromo students were protesting against the Addis Ababa Master Plan to
expand the city by evicting Oromo farmers from their land around the City of
Addis Ababa in Oromiyaa.
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).
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