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So we caught up with Seyi Shay for the second time at the Nigerian Queen Pageant held in Port Harcourt last week (9th June 2018) which she highly commended their set up and was so glad she was part. This is what Seyi Shay told us, read all below;

Talking about Port Harcourt; I love Port Harcourt, been here once before and its amazing.

Her musical career; Its been a long journey but a blessed journey, lots of ups and down, coming from London, settling in Nigeria, been managed by Beyonce’s Dad and leaving him to pursue my solo career in Africa so i can stand out and it wasnt and easy decision but in all i am happy that i am Seyi shay.

What to except from her; My Electric Package (EP) Vol 1 just dropped less than a month ago and i am promoting that, have features from different artist within and outside and right now we just shooting videos and getting everybody involved in the wave of Electric Package.

To her fans; I love you all and it would never change !!!!!

 

She gave us a special shout out people, watch below;

See her performance with the Nigerian Queen contestants and her solo performance too…. It was fantastic!!!!

 

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Nigeria lost to Croatia 2-0 and you think they would keep calm? No they wont, in fact some of us are on the internet consoling ourselves with the crazy reactions. See the funniest of them all below;

The game is over and we still have chances…. Keep supporting Eagles! not easy to make it to the World Cup….

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The question is, Should a master of ceremonies take up all available jobs? Or should he be quick to identify the right type of event to handle, at the initial stage of growth?

“Hustle is hustle, as long as it puts some change in the pocket”, said a young and excited observer who said he would love to host all types of events.

Petrifying as it may sound, you need to observe and keep to the commandment to just stay in your lane! Many drivers comb the streets/roads on a daily basis; failure to stick to a lane can lead to a disaster or regret.

Lets use  the driver/car illustration to make this point stand out.

What is your lane?
When you set out to become an MC, try your best to identify what type of MC you want to become and later change into. You can do this by looking at the long-term benefits [not the sudden gratification it brings], your strength and weakness, your interests…then you can evolve around it. Your lane can fit into either of the following categories:

A.     A formal MC without being witty or funny, or;

B.     A formal MC mixed/blended with humor, or;

C.     A very funny [informal] MC without a tendency of being formal.

This will ultimately identify the lane you belong to, as you begin to build your career. Often times many people think that they fall into category C, especially with the rise and successes of comedians in modern times. If you seem a bit confused as to where you belong, bear in mind that this will affect your delivery, in any event, you choose to host in the future.

Here are two ways to identify your lane.

Talk to people around you
Have you tried talking to people around you asking for their sincerity towards your goal of becoming an MC? If not, then you should. Some people think that they are actually funny, but unbeknownst to them, they actually strike the most boring conversations let alone crack a hilarious joke.

Avoid people who are only there to stroke your ego by telling you, “you are damn funny and good”, while in truth, err… you could do much better as a formal MC.

This doesn’t mean that you cannot cut across from being A to B or C above. It will only take time, effort and practice. But, it will be nice to identify your lane earlier.

Identifying your lane through others
Before you pick up the microphone on your next job as a master of ceremonies, try to identify your lane through others. Let’s do this little exercise to help you understand how.

There are respected and talented Master of Ceremonies in Nigeria and abroad that we can connect with. These ones clearly identify if not 100% but at least 40% of what we are or who we are. Sadly, I have had trouble identifying mine in the past. People have mentioned who I kind of mirror on the job. So, I like to see myself as–A & B.

Below are examples of a few names that may identify slightly if not wholly, your lane:

A. Gbenga Adeyinka – Energetic, Very funny and can be very formal too- A, B & C

B.  Trevor Noah – Energetic, Witty, Funny, although I do not see him hosting a formal event such as a national inauguration with a brief that reads – “NO JOKES PLEASE”. Dude is so funny, he will crack up! So, I will place him in category B & C

C. Steve Harvey – Soft but very funny yet can be serious too! A, B & C

D.  Queen Latifa – Not so funny but lively and can be very official. A

E. Joseph Benjamin – Smart, confident, articulate and a go-to corporate MC –  A

If you couldn’t fit into any of the categories above, then I am sure you have the name of a host who best describes you. Please, bear in mind that being a master of ceremonies is not the same as being an actor, comedian or an Instagram skit star. The characters mentioned above are used to only depict what type of LANE you should be driving on.

Why you need to identify your lane
Imagine putting your favorite MC who is totally hilarious, exciting and really funny to anchor a burial arrangement? Oh, okay wait, imagine having your formal, uptight corporate MC host a wedding with the brief – “please be exciting, engaging, funny and dance if you can”.

Now you get the picture, don’t you? It is true that some have a better delivery and zest when it’s an event that fits their portfolio, nevertheless, you too can learn to build that portfolio to house A, B, and C.

Do remember though that you can start from one or two categories before delving into the other. A driver shouldn’t just switch lanes because he can drive, rather you might want to use the mirror, indicate and make a switch faultlessly.

This article best works for event planner’s asides yourself, as they will avoid employing a wrong service for an event and also you will avoid accepting a job you aren’t fully fit to handle.

So, can you identify your lane now?

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Day 2 games are over and it was fantastic especially the last game by Portugal and Spain  which ended with a 3-3 draw. The guys came through today with all the reviews, see below;

Egypt vs Uruguay
The first half was good Uruguay had the better chance the one from Luis Suarez and I think the Egyptians played beautifully, defended well and played on the counter. I think if they had brought in mo. Salah in the second half they would have had a better chance of scoring. But in all round it’s was a decent and entertaining game.

The second half was totally one sided and Egypt could have done better but the Uruguay were simply superb and had a good chance, the game could have actually been more but the Egyptian keeper was outstanding the save that kept out Edison cavani was great goal keeping. They tried to keep the Uruguay’s from scoring but Jimenez header foul kick made all the difference. Great game to watch. And I think Egypt can still qualify they need to work on their finishing.

Chances and goal
Luis Suarez missed two golden chances as goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy excelled, before Cavani struck the post with a late free-kick, seemingly sealing a point for Egypt on their return to the finals.

But Gimenez rose highest to meet a set-piece and bury a header past El-Shenawy In the 90 minute to put them ahead , celebrating a fine end to a week in which he signed a new contract at Atletico Madrid.

Egypt offered little in Salah’s absence and are now under pressure heading into a clash with Russia, while Uruguay – and particularly Suarez – can breathe a sigh of relief.

With Salah – who has been battling a shoulder injury – watching on from the sidelines, Egypt’s approach was largely compact and somewhat rugged and the first chance came as Cavani worked El-Shenawy from 20 yards.

Suarez should have fired Uruguay in front at the midway point of the first half, but, when the ball dropped his way from a corner, he screwed a close-range effort into the side-netting.

Uruguay continued to labour in the attacking third before the break, while a healthy Egyptian contingent had only Salah’s appearance on the stadium’s big screen to cheer.

Suarez and his team-mates were quickly back on the front foot following the restart, though, and Cavani fed his strike partner for a low drive that El-Shenawy blocked bravely.

The Barcelona forward squandered another opportunity late on, forcing his way through the Egypt backline but failing in his attempt to round the goalkeeper.

And El-Shenawy again looked to have preserved a point with a sublime save from Cavani’s thunderous volley, before the Uruguay attacker curled a free-kick against the post.

But Gimenez came to the rescue as he planted a header into the bottom-right corner, earning a hard-fought victory.

Iran vs Morocco
It wasn’t the score every one had in mind, In the first 15 to 20 minutes the Moroccans looked promising but later on drifted, the both sides never really got a shot on target apart from the effort from benatia which the goal keeper saved in the first 45 minutes.
In the second half I was hoping on a brighter game from both sides and they both stepped up and, for the second time today at Russia 2018, a late goal at the death has won it. Iran win 1-0 against Morocco in Group B with only 32 percent possession as substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz puts Ehsan Haji Safi’s last-gasp free-kick into his own net in the dying seconds. Carlos Queiroz’s side get their first World Cup win in 20 years; Herve Renard’s men see their 18-match unbeaten streak come to an end in heartbreaking circumstances. Full-time in Saint Petersburg, it finishes Morocco 0-1 Iran. Great game of football.

Portugal vs Spain

Portugal took on Spain in a Russia 2018 group B encounter.
Portugal led by talisman Cristiano Ronaldo who was up against club allies and foes led by Sergio Ramos in Fernando Hierro’s first game since the sacking of Julen Lopetegui few days before the World Cup.
Portugal had no intent of showing timidity as they took the lead through Ronaldo’s 4th minute penalty after the Forward was brought down by Nacho. Spain dominated proceedings in the first half and were rewarded with an equaliser by Diego Costa in the 24th minute. Spain were fluid in possession as Portugal sat back until just before the break when an unusual deGea error from a Ronaldo’s shot saw the ball whisk into the net.

Portugal went into the break with a 2-1 lead and came out for the second half with no intention of releasing thier grip but Spain had other ideas as a well worked free kick involving David Silva, Koke and Sergio Busquets saw Costa tap in for his second of the night and seven minutes later in the 58th minute a rasping drive from Nacho rewarded Spain with a deserved 2-3 lead as they continued to dictate possession. Ricardo Quaresma came on for Portugal in the 69th minute as they tried to make thier way back into the game and flashed a shot just over the bar. The way back was eventually found with few minutes to play as Ronaldo curled a freekick past the Wall and a helpless David deGea for his third and Portugal’s equaliser on the night. And soit ended
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3SL  management is calling for nomination to be part of their Annual DCP awards….

Do you know an individual or organization that has really improved the lives of people with disability and contributed to increased recognition of equality and human rights for all deaf and hard of hearing people in Ghana?
Then you should consider nominating them for a 3SL ANNUAL DCP Awards!.

As part of their contribution to the celebration of International Week of the Deaf by the World Federation of the Deaf, and to Deaf Cultural Development in Ghana and the World at large, they shall celebrate 20 individuals and organization who have contributed to the development and growth of Deaf education and culture in Ghana on 22nd September, 2018 at the ISSER Conference Center at the University of Ghana Legon Main Campus.

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For more information
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T:0551910896
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E:3slacademy@gmail.com

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SootThe City of Port Harcourt has been completely taken over by black soot, an airborne contaminant which is a result of crude oil exploitation. These range from massive oil spills to acid rains from gas flaring as well as the activities of security agencies who burn off illegally bunkered petroleum products.

For more than two years, both the federal and state governments have only resorted to window dressing to address the prevailing issue of the blanket of black soot that has covered Port Harcourt.

Residents insists that since the government cannot provide them with jobs, clean up the environment and save them from these health dangers while milking them of their oil, the only solution they have is to make money from it the way they can while making available the products to the people.

Security agencies continued to employ dastard and extremely reckless methods for the disposal and destruction of petroleum products seized from illegal oil bunkerers. Sometimes they recklessly burn off the products while at others times, they empty thousands of containers bearing oil products directly into the seas and Rivers.

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For the next 35 days we would be giving you Match Review after every match from the World Cup Russia 2018. Please kindly note that the review are from our contibutors and you can also give a review too by sending to info@gistalways.com.

Review of the opening game by host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia from Eddy Owhor

About the game

For me the game was one sided the Saudians played the possession game but the Russians had better individual performances and decent chances, i think in the first 15-20 minutes the both sides were even but the Russians took the game scoring a beautiful game from a good cross and a nice header too.

I thought coming back from the second half the Saudians would have done better but they lack precision and confidence. And I was more impressed by cheryshev, the former Madrid man who later moved to Villarreal for me was the man of the match his first goal was brilliant and the second wasn’t far from the first.

Run down on the goals by minutes…
1st ⚽: came in the 12th minute from a great delivery from golovin to Gazinsky to put the Russians one goal ahead. It came from a corner kick. The Saudians failed to clear their lines.

2nd ⚽: came in the 43rd minute from a well worked counter attack from the Russians a very decent pass from Roman zobnin to cheryshev to double their lead and I think he kept his composure after been closing down by the Saudians great finish.

3rd ⚽: came right after the break In the 71 minute from a cross down the right hand flank from golovin to dzyuba who peels off the back of Omar hawsawi In the box to beat Al- mayoof the goal keeper nice one from the host.

4th ⚽ :came in the 90 minute by a great play from cheryshev who for me grabbed the man of the match performance, I mean that goal was a stunner he puts them four up.

The 5th ⚽:came 4 minutes later was a great free kick from golovin another player who should also be given the man of the match if it’s was to be giving to 2 players. He compounded the Saudians agony after bending a clean free kick to the left hand side of the post to beat the goal keeper..it’s their day I must say.

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured the people of Ekpeye Ethnic Nationality that he will complete all the projects initiated in the area .

He announced that a campus of the Rivers State University will be located in the area, noting that the chairman of the Rivers State University Governing Council and the Vice Chancellor have been directed to work out modalities.

Governor Wike stated that his administration is willing to grant more amnesty to repentant cultists in the area because of the need for total peace for development.

The governor noted that his administration has been fair to the Ekpeye Ethnic Nationality in terms of key appointments and projects. He said the people deserve government’s patronage.

He urge Ekpeye people to be involved in politics as a way of ensuring that development is entrenched in the area.

On the election of representatives in 2019, Governor Wike charged the Ekpeye people to elect credible legislators who will not short-change them.

He noted that the member of the State Assembly who defected recently, denied his people development by diverting constituency project funds meant for his people.

 

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The most talked about and highly anticipated day  finally came, World Cup Russia 2018.

The World Cup kicked off with an Opening ceremony for 30 minutes followed by the opening game with host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia.

As promised we streamed live on our social media platform and shared highlights. See below;

A mother of seven sadly lost her husband Mr Goodhead in Police custody on the 1st of June 2018. According to reports Mrs Nkiruka Goodhead is calling out for justice after he was beaten to death.

Narrating the incident, she said her husband was brought to the police station at Mile 1 Port Harcourt, Rivers state due to a dispute over family property with his younger brother. Mr Goodhead who was been beating by the Police complained of chest pain while been tortured but was ignored and ended up dying in the cell.

His wife who said she is a mother of seven stated she wants justice for the death of her husband. She stated that nothing has been done since after the sad event and wants the government to intervene.

Chairman of the Civil rights committee who condemned the incidence said if nothing is being done they would have to call on the international bodies to look into the situation.

Meanwhile the Police hasn’t come out to say anything concerning the matter.

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