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SHOCKING: Doctors Remove Huge Cucumber From A Woman’s Body, Nigerians React |RN

A video showing the moment Doctors removed a huge cucumber from a Lady’s body has shocked Nigerians and got them talking.


Many Nigerians have reacted to the video which has now amassed over 4.4 million views. Many are wondering how such huge cucumber was able to enter inside the person’s body.

After removing the huge cucumber, the Doctor measured the size, length.
But many are already assuming how it got in there.

From the reactions as seen in the screenshots below, you can deduce what they think.

Meanwhile, an Online Medical Doctor, Dr Olufunmilayo after seeing the video, attempted a possible explanation to this…..


Watch the video below

see reactions from Nigerians.

(thefamousnaija)

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[Photos] Nigerian Graduate Who Made Fortune Selling Crayfish In Abuja Had Lavish Wedding

A crayfish seller has warmed the hearts of many in Nigeria with photos from his pre-wedding shoot and his wedding.

Emeka who sells crayfish at the Gwagalada market in Abuja, said he graduated from the University of Abuja in 2013. Growing up, his mother was a crayfish seller and he joined the business when he was in the University. He began to help his mum to supply crayfish to people and they were making good returns which motivated him to go into the business full time after university.

According to him, business has been very profitable as he has been able to erect a house of his own in Abuja from the proceeds he makes from the sale of crayfish.

On how he met his wife who finished her Youth Service in December last year, Emeka said

‘She came to my shop to buy cryafish and we got talking. We became friends and it went further”.

The couple had their wedding on May 25th.

(collinsuchendusblog)

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Fasting Prevents Obesity-related Insulin Resistance, Study Reveals

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Dayo Ojerinde

A new research has added to the mounting evidence that fasting may be helpful in the fight against obesity and its related conditions. Dr Ayse Mindikoglu, who is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and her colleagues used the Islamic spiritual practice of Ramadan to study the benefits of fasting from dawn to sunset.

According to medicalnewstoday.com, the researchers found that practising this type of fasting for 30 days raised the levels of certain proteins that could improve insulin resistance and stave off the adverse effects of a diet rich in fats and sugar.

The researchers presented their findings during the Digestive Disease Week, a conference that took place recently in San Diego, California.

Mindikoglu and her colleagues studied 14 people who were healthy at baseline and who fasted for 15 hours each day from dawn to sunset as part of Ramadan.

While fasting, the participants did not consume any food or drink. Before the start of the fast, the researchers took blood samples from the participants. They also tested the participants’ blood after four weeks of fasting and one week after fasting ended.

The blood samples according to the researchers revealed higher levels of proteins called Tropomyosin 1, 3, and 4. “TPM is best known for its role in the regulation of contraction in skeletal muscle and the heart. It is also helps to maintain the health of cells that are important to insulin resistance and repairing them, if they sustain damage,” the researchers said.

The study’s lead author, Mindikoglu, said, “Feeding and fasting can significantly impact how the body makes and uses proteins that are critical to decreasing insulin resistance and maintaining a healthy body weight.

“Therefore, the timing of and duration between meals could be important factors to consider for people struggling with obesity-related conditions.

 “We are in the process of expanding our research to include individuals with metabolic syndrome and to determine whether the results are consistent with those of the healthy individuals.

“Based on our initial research, we believe that dawn-to-sunset fasting may provide a cost-effective intervention for those struggling with obesity-related conditions,” she said. (Punch)

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Belgian Monastery Monks Resurrect 220-year-old Beer After Unearthing Old Recipe RN

© Reuters Father Karel Stautemas: ‘We had the books with the old recipes, but nobody could read them.’

by Daniel Boffey in Grimbergen

It has taken more than 220 years but an order of monks living in Grimbergen Abbey, producers of a fabled medieval beer whose brand was adopted by mass producers in the 1950s, have started to brew again after rediscovering the original ingredients and methods in their archives.

In a sign of the significance of the moment for beer-loving Belgians, the announcement was made by the abbey’s subprior, Father Karel Stautemas, in the presence of the town’s mayor and 120 journalists and enthusiasts.

Uncasking the first glass, Stautemas said the development was the culmination of four years of research into the methods of the monks brewing in the Norbertine monastery before it was burned down by French revolutionaries in 1798. The monastery was later reinstated but the brewery and its recipes were thought to be lost to memory.

Stautemas admitted it might be best not to drink too much of the newly produced beer, which is 10.8% alcohol by volume. “One or two is okay,” said Chris Selleslagh, the mayor of Grimbergen, a town six miles north of Brussels.

The source of inspiration for the new microbrewery, located on the same spot as the original, was the discovery from 12th-century books of details about the original monks’ brewing methods, specifically their use of hops rather than fermented herbs, which put the monks ahead of many of their contemporaries.

The books were only saved in the 18th century thanks to an audacious move by the fathers, who knocked a hole in the library wall and secretly removed about 300 books before the abbey was set on fire.

“We had the books with the old recipes, but nobody could read them,” Stautemas said. “It was all in old Latin and old Dutch. So we brought in volunteers. We’ve spent hours leafing through the books and have discovered ingredient lists for beers brewed in previous centuries, the hops used, the types of barrels and bottles, and even a list of the actual beers produced centuries ago.”

Only some elements from the recipe books are being used by the monks. “I don’t think people now would like the taste of the beer made back then,” Stautemas said.

Marc-Antoine Sochon, the newly appointed master brewer for the abbey, said: “In those times, regular beer was a bit tasteless, it was like liquid bread.”

The lack of artificial additives, use of wooden barrels, and exploitation of particular local soil – or terroir – is being emulated.

Stautemas, who lives with 11 other monks at the abbey, said: “What we really learned was that the monks then kept on innovating. They changed their recipe every 10 years.”

The new beer is being made in partnership with Carlsberg, which produces the Grimbergen range of beers for sale around the world, and Alken-Maes, which sells it on the Belgian market.

The microbrewery will produce 3m 330ml glasses a year for a largely French and Belgian market.

Asked whether he felt comfortable with the commercial tie-up with big brewers, Stautemas said the royalties from all the Grimbergen beers would allow the monks to live in the monastery, make pilgrimages and help “those who come knocking on our door and need help”.

Grimbergen was founded in 1128 but burned down three times in all, giving it its symbol of a phoenix and the motto ardet nec consumitur – burned but not destroyed.

(The Guardian)

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Nigerian Lady Who Offers Free Sex To Depressed Nigrians Besieged By Phone Calls, Chats |RN

Enderlin Chinenyenwa Ambrose

By Ike A. Offor

A Nigerian lady, Enderlin Chinenyenwa Ambrose, is offering to help depressed Nigerian people in her own little way by offering them sex. She dropped her phone number on Facebook and asked depressed people to call her for sex to reduce suicide rate, which has seemingly surged in the country. Some Nigerians have blamed the surge on the economic hardship in the country.

Since she made this announcement, her phone line has been besieged by calls and texts messages that she is begging those on the busy line to have patience for their turn to come.

She seems to mean her business of helping out to reduce the surge in suicide among the Nigerian youths.

Further, enquiries by The Republican News revealed that she is not really offering physical sex but online sex chats and phone sex to help her callers to reduce stress via sex-related conversations.

She claimed that her callers love her sexy voice and that such is pushing them to call for more.

But it seems that after she has been besieged by numerous calls, she is the one who is going very soon into depression due to the constant phone calls that she is unable to handle.

In one of her chat texts, she begged for a relief and said, ” Oh my head oo. Pls, my head wan burst, mek una pity me. No, haba, is it because it is free una wan kill me? My ear is singing ooh, voice don dry”, kiloshele?

She further said that if she was a commercial sex worker, that she would have made a lot of money from this service….. “Aswear, if I be olosho eeh, I go don make plenty money just today. Omo see calls!” In another chat line, she compared her service to mobile phone service provider, Glo Nigeria, saying that their customer service care has not answered this much calls in one day…..Glo customer care no reach me answer”. Again, she said ” Woow, there is so much depressed dicks, let’s continue tomorrow”. She concluded it with a hastag #SayNoToDepression, our men must be entertained.

She says that this is her little contribution to help some depressed Nigerians to ease the burden and pressure.

Enderlin Chinenyenwa Ambrose

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BMW Lines Up All-electric Future Next-generation i8 |The Republican News

Greg Kable

BMW is on the verge of making the next generation of its flagship i8 sports car a fully electric model, according to sources at the firm. Bosses are at a crucial decision-making stage with the next i8 and senior officials at the German car maker are now said to be favouring a pure-electric model.

Gallery: 2020 BMW M550i xDrive gains more power in Europe (motor1.com)

a car parked in front of a building: BMW M550i xDrive (Euro-spec model)

The second-generation i8, tentatively slated for introduction by the end of 2023, was originally conceived as a high-powered four-wheel drive evolution of today’s petrol-electric hybrid. That type of set-up has been clearly indicated by BMW development boss Klaus Fröhlich on a number of occasions over the past year.

However, recent information out of BMW’s R&D headquarters in Munich, Germany, reveals the development of an alternative plan under which the next i8 would adopt a newly developed pure-electric drivetrain. The Current i8 combines a three-pot petrol with electric power move would be part of a “race to road strategy” that, Autocar has been told, aims to provide a “tangible link” between BMW’s involvement in Formula E and its i electric car division.

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The alternative pure-electric plan developed for the i8 revolves around what one key Munich insider describes as a “new high-torque pure-electric driveline”. Its adoption could put the successor to today’s first-generation model into direct competition with a number of emerging limited-volume zero-emission supercars, including the Tesla Roadster and a planned pure-electric replacement for the existing Audi R8, while eclipsing rivals such as the planned plug-in hybrid Porsche 911.

Secrecy surrounds the new electric driveline and the amount of power it develops, although Autocar has been told it shares key elements with the four-wheel-drive system being developed for the production version of the BMW iNext, which is undergoing testing ahead of its planned launch in 2021.

Among its innovations is a new generation of electric motor. Developed in-house, it is claimed to achieve “significantly higher rotational speeds” than the existing synchronous units used in the hybrid system of today’s i8.

Prototype versions of the new electric motor, which is scheduled to be produced at BMW’s drivetrain plant in Munich, have already been tested in i8 mules, according to Munich-based engineering sources. They suggest the new motor has been conceived to provide future BMWs with the high-revving characteristics of the company’s combustion-engined cars.

The battery pack for the all-electric BMW sports car is expected to draw on lithium ion cell technology from Chinese battery specialist CATL. The two companies have already announced plans for battery manufacture at BMW’s Dingolfing plant in Germany from 2021 in readiness for the introduction of the iNext.

Although BMW has studied automotive applications for solid-state battery technology with US partner Solid Power since 2017, one source said such tech is not deemed sufficiently mature for consideration for the next i8. The source admitted that although simulation tests under laboratory conditions have brought promising results, it is still not yet ready in the unit capacity that would be required for ranges over 250 miles.

A further sticking point in the proposal to turn the i8 into a pure-electric model is the platform. Although it has been described as being suitable to support pure-electric capability, the existing model’s carbonfibre structure lacks the modularity of more modern skateboard-style designs used by rival car makers.

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One possible scenario is to base the future i8 on a modified platform from the production version of the iNext (above), which, unlike the upcoming iX3 and i4, is set to receive a newly developed structure.

“There are two lines of thought on the new i8. Both appear to have their merits, but there is no definitive decision as yet,” a high-ranking BMW official said in response to rumours in the German media suggesting the company had already settled on the alternative all-electric option.

With raw material and battery cell sourcing contracts becoming an increasingly important consideration in the production of hybrids and pure-electric cars, a decision on how the i8 will progress would likely need to be taken before the end of 2019 to ensure it meets its planned introduction date.

Among the factors favouring BMW’s original hybrid plan for the next i8 is the relative ease and little cost with which the existing model’s carbonfibre and aluminium platform could be upgraded to accommodate a new petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain.

“I have a carbonfibre chassis in the i8, so I would like to use something like that with much more performance – electric and conventional,” Fröhlich said in response to queries on the future of the i8.

BMW’s head of development also indicated the new i8 could receive a four- or six-cylinder combustion engine in place of the three-cylinder petrol unit in use today: “Then it will be very soon in the 600bhp-or-something region and it will not have a weight of two tonnes.”

With today’s facelifted first-generation model developing 369bhp, such a move could potentially provide the second-generation i8 with nearly double the power of its predecessor. However, such a figure is still significantly down on that of a number of recent electric hypercars, most of which exceed 1000bhp and are from start-up firms.

Maintaining the i8 as a plug-in hybrid may allow BMW to keep it at a more reasonable price point than those cars, which tend to list in the seven-figure range. Although a full-electric car is likely to be pricier, BMW’s economies of scale and engineering would still help keep costs (and therefore the car’s price) down.

A decision on whether BMW will opt to spend big and turn the i8 into a pure-electric model or adopt a significantly more powerful hybrid driveline within a modified structure from the existing model is expected to be made during a board meeting in the second half of this year.

The electric i8 would have to beat

Audi R8

Audi is set to reinvent the R8 as an electric supercar in 2022, according to sources. While that will spell a sad end to the glorious naturally aspirated V10 engine, it will likely give a substantial performance increase. A battery-powered R8 will serve as the ‘halo’ model in Audi’s market-leading electrification plans, with targets to sell 800,000 electrified cars by 2025. The current R8’s sales haven’t been as strong as its predecessor’s and this radical rethink aims to address that.

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Tesla Roadster

The second generation of Tesla’s all-electric Roadster has been a long time coming, and the first examples of it aren’t expected to be delivered until 2020. The Californian brand is making typically bold statements about the performance and efficiency of its Roadster, claiming it has the highest range of any production EV, at 620 miles. The promised acceleration stats are just as mind-blowing: 0-60mph in less than two seconds and a top speed of more than 250mph.

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Porsche 911 hybrid

Okay, it’s not strictly an EV and not due for a good couple of years. But the 911 is the archetypal sports car and has eclipsed the i8 in terms of sales. Such a traditional car moving to a plug-in hybrid is a sign of the times. Its powertrain is likely to adopt much of the tech from the Panamera S E-Hybrid’s system, albeit mated to a flat six and at the rear. Large performance increases are expected, but it remains unclear if such a heavy system could upset the car’s balance.

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Source: Autocar

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Chris Oyakhilome Ex-Wife Anita Schafer Speaks About Bad Marriage |The Republican News

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s ex-wife, Anita in a new blog post wrote about a couple who are happy on the outside but are facing the reality of a dead marriage. According to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s ex-wife, a spouse who is at the center of a ‘dead marriage’, sometimes end up spending many years of endless hope in anticipation for a change, enduring a relationship that is bereft of life. Her blog post has been linked to what allegedly happened in her marriage.
 
Read what she wrote below;
 
Happy Anniversary to the best couple in the world
 
Wife : Hello
 
Husband: How are you?
Wife: I am good. How is your day?
Husband : Good
Wife : Today is our anniversary. Happy Anniversary.
Husband : Happy anniversary.
Wife : I noticed many greetings on social media wishing us a happy anniversary. I find it confusing to read comments from your close friends saying “ best couple in the world”; it sounds like a complete joke, when they know we rarely see each other. We see each other at most ten days in a year; I can’t understand their reason for making this comment, such flattery. It is confusing to me.
 
Husband : Well, at least they sent their greetings.
Wife : Their greetings are on social media, no contact by text or by email.
Husband : Silence
Wife : Hello
Husband : Yes
 
Wife : I sometimes wonder if we are married. There is nothing more to this relationship to indicate we are married apart from a ring on my finger; the ring is another story and our pictures are interjected because we are rarely together to take a proper picture. I feel sad that we are not together.
 
Husband : Look, I have told you over and over again that we cannot live in the same country because we are very busy and one country is too small for both of us. I expect you should be able to figure that out.
Wife : One country is too small for us?
 
Husband : Yes and you keep coming back to ask the same question.
Wife : Okay. Since you don’t often call either, please call the children, at least once a month. They go on for months without speaking with you. I noticed they don’t seem to care anymore.
 
Husband : Okay
Wife : That is about all.
Husband : Silence (breathing sound)
Wife : Have a beautiful day.
Husband : Silence (breathing sound)
Wife : Bye
Husband : Silence (breathing sound)
Wife : Hello
Husband : Silence (Goes off the Phone)
 
Wife : Okay
 
Facing the reality of a dead marriage, where a spouse spends many years of endless hope in anticipation for a change, enduring a relationship that is bereft of life. Believe it or not, this was somebody’s experience and is another person’s state of affair.
There is so much in life to be enjoyed.  (Unclesuru)
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