Uterine Polyps ( Endometrial Polyps )

WHAT ARE POLYPS?
Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that can be found in any organ that has blood vessels. They are most often found in the colon, nose, or uterus. Most polyps are noncancerous (benign). However, because polyps are due to abnormal cell growth, they can eventually become cancerous (malignant). Whether or not a polyp is cancerous can be determined with a biopsy. Treatment for polyps depends on their location, size, and whether or not they are cancerous. Since there are different types of common polyps which are Aural, Cervical, Colonic, Nasal, Stomach and Uterine polyps and due to the uniqueness of this group, we shall be dwelling on Uterine polyps.
UTERINE POLYPS
Uterine polyps ( also called Endometrial Polyps ) are growths attached to the inner wall of the uterus that extend into the uterine cavity. Overgrowth of cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) leads to the formation of uterine polyps, also known as endometrial polyps. These polyps are usually noncancerous (benign), although some can be cancerous or can eventually turn into cancer (precancerous polyps). They may have a large flat base (sessile) or be attached to the uterus by an elongated pedicle (pedunculated).
Pedunculated polyps are more common than sessile ones. If pedunculated, they can protrude through the cervix into the vagina. Small blood vessels may be present, particularly in large polyps. Uterine polyps range in size from a few millimeters — no larger than a sesame seed — to several centimeters — golf-ball-size or larger. They attach to the uterine wall by a large base or a thin stalk. There can be one or many uterine polyps. They usually stay contained within the uterus, but occasionally, they slip down through the opening of the uterus (cervix) into the vagina. Uterine polyps most commonly occur in women who are going through or have completed menopause, although younger women can get them, too.

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Endometrial polyps usually occur in women in their 40s and 50s. It is common in perimenopausal and menopausal women even though it may occur in younger females. Endometrial polyps occur in up to 10% of women. It is estimated that they are present in 25% of women with abnormal vaginal bleeding.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE POLYPS
They often cause no symptoms. Where they occur, symptoms include:
*Irregular menstrual bleeding — for example, having frequent, unpredictable periods of variable length and heaviness
* Bleeding between menstrual periods
*Excessively heavy menstrual periods
*Vaginal bleeding after menopause
* Infertility Some women have only light bleeding or spotting;
Others are symptom-free.
Bleeding from the blood vessels of the polyp contributes to an increase of blood loss during menstruation and blood “spotting” between menstrual periods or after menopause .If the polyp protrudes through the cervix into the vagina, pain (dysmenorrhea) may result.
CAUSES OF UTERINE POLYPS
No definitive cause of uterine/endometrial polyps is known, but hormonal factors appear to play a role. Uterine polyps are estrogen-sensitive, meaning they grow in response to circulating estrogen.
Risk factors for developing uterine polyps include:
• Being perimenopausal or postmenopausal
• Having high blood pressure (hypertension)
• Being obese
• Taking tamoxifen, a drug therapy for breast cancer or hormone replacement therapy
• History of cervical polyps
TESTS AND DIAGNOSIS OF UTERINE POLYPS
If your doctor suspects you have uterine polyps, he or she might perform one of the following:
* Transvaginal ultrasound: A slender, wand-like device placed in your vagina emits sound waves and creates an image of your uterus, including its interior. Your doctor may see a polyp that’s clearly present or may identify a uterine polyp as an area of thickened endometrial tissue.
* A related procedure, known as hysterosonography— also called sonohysterography — involves having salt water (saline) injected into your uterus through a small tube threaded through your vagina and cervix. The saline expands your uterine cavity, which gives the doctor a clearer view of the inside of your uterus during the ultrasound.
* Hysteroscopy: The doctor inserts a thin, flexible, lighted telescope (hysteroscope) through your vagina and cervix into your uterus. Hysteroscopy allows your doctor to examine the inside of your uterus.
* Endometrial biopsy. Your doctor might use a suction catheter inside the uterus to collect a specimen for lab testing. Uterine polyps may be confirmed by an endometrial biopsy, but the biopsy could also miss the polyp. Most uterine polyps are noncancerous (benign). However, some precancerous changes of the uterus (endometrial hyperplasia) or uterine cancers (endometrial carcinomas) appear as uterine polyps. Your doctor will likely recommend removal of the polyp and will send a tissue sample for lab analysis to be certain you don’t have uterine cancer.

Differences Between Uterine Polyps and Uterine Fibroids

The main difference between uterine polyps and uterine fibroids is that fibroids are composed of muscle tissue and polyps are made of endometrial tissue.

*Composition and Texture:  Polyps are made of endometrial tissue. They are malleable and stem from the inner lining of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are made of hard muscle tissue. They usually grow within the thick muscular layer of the uterus.
*Regression : Small polyps may regress at any stage. Fibroids do not regress. Some fibroids may shrink, but only after menopause.
*Size:  Polyps are usually very small. They range in size from just a few millimeters to several centimeters. Fibroids may range in size from just a few millimeters to the size of a watermelon.
*Noninvasive Treatment Options :There are no noninvasive treatment options for polyps. Some forms of fibroids may be treated with noninvasive MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery.
Polyp and Fibroid similarities

* Uterine polyps and fibroids may both affect the reproduction process similar to that of an intra-uterine contraceptive device.
* Both are hormone induced growths
* Most treatment methods for both polyps and fibroids are invasive
TREATMENT OF UTERINE POLYPS
Polyps can be surgically removed using curettage with or without hysteroscopy but when curettage is performed without hysteroscopy, polyps may be missed. Therefore,to reduce this risk, the uterus can be first explored using grasping forceps at the beginning of the curettage procedure. Hysteroscopy involves visualising the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) and polyp with a camera inserted through the cervix. If it is a large polyp, it can be cut into sections before each section is removed.
If cancerous cells are discovered, a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) may be performed. A hysterectomy would usually not be considered if cancer has been ruled out. Whichever method is used, polyps are usually treated under general anaesthetic. According to Jayaprakasan, K (2014), and his team on “Surgical intervention versus expectant management for endometrial polyps in subfertile women,” it is unclear if removing polyps affects fertility as it has not been studied.

Prognosis

Endometrial polyps are usually benign although some may be precancerous or cancerous. About 0.5% of endometrial polyps contain adenocarcinoma cells. Polyps can increase the risk of miscarriage in women undergoing IVF treatment. If they develop near the fallopian tubes, they may lead to difficulty in becoming pregnant. Although treatments such as hysteroscopy usually cure the polyp concerned, recurrence of endometrial polyps is frequent. Untreated, small polyps may regress on their own.

Dr. Adeyemi Michael, a medical doctor, clinical sonologist, blogger, author, publisher, prolific writer, sports enthusiast, public and social affairs analyst-cum-commentator writes from Lagos, Nigeria
CREDITS :
1. Esther@Nordica
2. Wikipedia
3. Mayo Clinic
4. Nordica Fertility Center
5. True Care Fertility Center

How militancy/Oil theft started and progressed in Arepo and other environs of Lagos and Ogun States+ Current situation report (July 30 2016)

“The Lagos and Ogun state militants are remnants of those who have been bursting NNPC pipes are Isawo in Ikorodu and Arepo. These men started with few 50litres jerry cans of petrol with each one selling at 3k. They lived in single rooms. It’s so cheap bcos the business require no investment beyond the costs of the black 50litre plastic containers or the cost of d yellow 25litres plastics containers.
They made excess money and created a micro economy thriving on illegality within ikorodu. Soon they enjoyed the patronage of the police by supplying Police stations with generators and fuel to power the Police stations free of charges!
The militants now started hiring duplexes. The men in black also collected the “ones for Oga to use for house”. Soon the boys started supplying some filling stations with 33000 litre tankers! The Police saw this as bigger business and wanted a bigger portion of the pie.
Sharing formulas were agreed. Soon, parties disagreed. Police were killed. Beneficiaries of the business suspected to be owners of filling stations assisted with “upfront funds” with which these guys bought light weapons which were later upgraded became big players.
The Police were seen a parasites without any value. The owners of tankers and agents wanted more and to achieve that, the parasites must be eliminated. They wanted everything on the value chain.
As at that time, the govt looked the other way because, according to the people, the militants were “brothers” of the man in bowler hat who reigned as commander in chief as at that time. These militants nourished the patronage of alcohol and women of easy virtues at the Isawo area of ikorodu. They became emboldened and walked on the streets with their weapons.
Their original purpose of kidnapping young pretty women was for rape! The Police have compromised. There’s so much money. Young girls were assaulted and wives of notable figures were picked up and raped. Later, bigger money commanded better women who moved into the vicinity from Benin and Port Harcourt.
The need to rape became extinguished. Nothing happened to them for previous rapes and kidnapping. They’ve got the chunk of beef in bowler hat at the helm in Abuja. He’s Ijaw too. Then came PMB. Soldiers were moved in and not allowed to stay too long and become compromised or uncontrollably corrupt b4 being withdrawn and new troops used in replacing them.
It became very difficult to operate for the militants. They killed scores of Policemen, SSS and Soldiers. The forces became easy and cheap targets due to their earlier complicity. The noose was tightened and they simply changed the purpose of kidnapping from the hitherto “kidnapping for rape” to kidnapping for ransome. Targets became wider than women!
Flamboyant pastors and known middle class were targeted. They paid. They paid and nourished the business. Kidnappings became even more lucrative than oil theft. It only requires targets and money will flow. Timidity and ability of the people was the key to their wallets.
Soldiers were drafted once again, this time for a total “war” involving troops, tanks and heavy weapons.In the last 3 days, scores of the militants have been killed and their bodies removed. It’s speculated that over 100 were killed. Can u believe that the night operation of a combined team of Police strike force, soldiers and Civil defence Corp members assisted by local OPC with local knowledge of the area required Nigerian AirForce fighter helicopters?
It’s been like a war situation but these militants are just cowards. They get killed easily at escape points. Iv interviewed 2 members of the strike force and the news now is good. The security apparatus of the Nigerian Govt have fully taken over! The clean up may however continue for the next few days”.
Credits : Debo Fasipe , Ayekooto Akindele

 

Latest On #SaveMayowa Saga

Okay, so the hottest news in Nigeria at the moment is the #SaveMayowaSaga, which some have denounced as an outright fraud where Nigerians were coerced into raising money for Mayowa Ahmed, an ovarian cancer patient. The prime mover of her case, Nigerian actress, Toyin Aimakhu, said they were deceived but the family insists that they did not scam anyone. Below are the quote from the Emory International Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and the statement from the family:

 

In her GoFundMe page, see HERE, the family demanded for the sum of $100,000.

As at now, some of the members of Mayowa’s family are reportedly detained at Area D in Mushin, Lagos State as part of investigations.

And below is the statement from the family:

In the videos below, Toyin Aimakhu and the Lifestake Foundation CEO are seen denouncing the whole fund raiser as a scam:
Credits: Abiyamo.com

Shock As Dangote Drops Off List Of World’s 100 Richest Men Following Naira Crash

Following the crash of the naira, Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, has dropped off the list of the 100 richest people in the world.

Dangote Reportedly Among Hostages Held By Jihadists In Mali Hotel

Dangote was the 51st richest man in the world as at March 2016, but he had dropped to 101 as at the start of business on Monday.

Dangote, who owns the second largest sugar-refinery in the world, remains richer than Donald Trump, American billionaire presidential candidate, and Oprah Winfrey, US TV personality, who dubs as the second richest black woman in the world.

Dangote is now worth $11.1 billion, while Trump and Oprah are estimated at $4.5 billion and $3.1 billion, respectively.

The fall in the naira, as against the dollar, from about 198 to about 300, has eroded about a quarter of Dangote’s wealth, as he commits to investing heavily in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria.

At the launch of the new foreign exchange regime on June 23, 2016, Dangote fell from 46 on the world billionaire list to 71, and has continued in that manner with the naira plunge.

According to Bloomberg billionaires, Dangote, who was worth $15.4 billion (N3.05 trillion) in March, is now worth $11.1 billion (N3.3 trillion) —richer in naira, but poorer in dollars.

The launch of Dangote refinery, the biggest greenfield refinery in the world, billed for 2018/2019 is expected to propel him into top 20 by 2019.

Dangote Cement, one of Dangote’s major investments in Nigeria, is the biggest company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, by market capitalisation, and the biggest cement producer in sub-saharan Africa.

The company however missed out of the 100 biggest companies in the world, according to Fortune 500.

 

-THE CABLE

Highest earning Nigerian Musicians right now

King Sunny Ade on stage at Tyme Out with Tee A
King Sunny Ade is a multiple Grammy nominee and Juju music legend

King Sunny Ade

The New York Times thinks he’s retired and relocated to Ondo State. But the juju legend parties every weekend, doing weddings and burials and birthdays, and getting paid in full.

Revenue Source: performance fee, spraying, VIP gifts, equipment rental. He’s also now added a radio station to his long list of investments in media.

 

Sharp Band

sharp band
You may not know their names and faces. But you’ve danced to Sharp Band’s live music at some point. Yes you have

Blessed with longevity, the band will likely outlive most of today’s pop musicians. Busy week day and weekends, they’re the only band close to Shuga, in terms of billing and patronage.

Revenue Source: performance fees, spraying, equipment rental.

Pasuma
Fuji music is not getting the mainstream attention it deserves, but Pasuma continues to be relevant, and he’s getting paid in full.

Pasuma

Not your usual suspect. The boyish band-leader is already nearing 50. But it’s likely he performs every day of the week. With wild, demanding fans from Lagos to Akure, experts say he grabs 0ver 40% of engagements available to the Yoruba music sector. That’s from shows to endorsements and merchandising.

Revenue Source: performance fee, spraying, endorsements, equipment rental.

 

Yinka Ayefele on scooter
He hopes to walk again someday. For now, he’s making fans happy, and building businesses in multiple sectors.

Yinka Ayefele

18 years after the car crash that confined him to the wheel chair, Ayefele is still working a gospel-Juju formula no one can yet replicate. His stage? Anywhere Nigerians are gathered from Africa to Europe and America. Not likely his star will dim soon. He also has investments in multimedia and broadcasting, including at least one radio station in Oyo State.

Revenue Source: performance fee, media (radio station), spraying, equipment rental.

 

(Akin, the leader of Sugar band. Photo: Shuga Band)
Akin Tofowomo is the leader of Shuga band. 

Shuga Band

Big contender for Nigeria’s no 1 band. Akin Tofowomo and his team have found a scientific formula to making guests party, that he’s doing more cross-industry business than some of Nigeria’s biggest pop stars.

Investing in equipment and research, the band has cornered the wedding industry, adding that to other lucrative areas like conferences, AGMs and burials, in a country where parties start on Thursday and end Sundays. No off season.

Revenue Source: performance fee, spraying, equipment rental.

 

Sammie Okposo
The gospel music scene is in need of innovation. And Okposo is doing all he can to turn things up.

Sammie Okposo

Sitting on the throne as Nigeria’s biggest Gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo keeps ruling the game, headlining shows in Nigeria, London and America on a regular basis.

Not forgetting his string of corporate and religious affiliations that see him raking in millions on a regular basis.

Revenue Source: performance fee, brand endorsements.

Femi Kuti is a 4-time Grammy nominee.
Femi Kuti is a 4-time Grammy nominee, and one of the few musicians with consistent multiple streams.

Femi Kuti

Very few African acts can boast of world tours like Femi Kuti. With his ‘Positive Force Band’, Femi continues to tour the world performing on the biggest stages across the globe.

And even though the Grammy Award still eludes him, Femi is no doubt a top earner here and abroad. Earnings from Afrika Shrine in Lagos, as well as from Fela’s estate also contribute in no small measure.

Revenue Source: consumer goods, performance fees, royalties

Olamide 1
Olamide Adedeji is working for his money and making his money work for him. As smart as they come.

Olamide

Sold out concerts all over the world, a string of endorsement deals, back to back hit songs, 5 albums in 5 years and a unanimous vote as the best artiste of 2015 make YBNLstar, Olamide a god in the Nigeria’s music business.

He came he saw and he’s obviously conquering the world with his style of rap.

Revenue Source: Corporate deals, performance fees, commissions, royalties, gifts.

 

Wizkid performing
Wizkid is breaking rules and boundaries, and pushing to become one of the most decorated Nigerian singers of all time.

Wizkid

Talk about an African artiste that attracted the most international exposure in recent times and you’ll have Wizkid. He also made headlines when he was involved in the mother of all endorsement deal swap from MTN to GLO in a deal said to be worth over 100 million naira.

While we wait for his 3rd studio album, he’s rolling with Drake and Chris Brown and cashing cheques from Pepsi, Globacom and a dozen others. Good contender for Nigeria’s first Grammy Awards – even money can’t buy that.

Revenue Source: performance fees, endorsement fees, appearance fees, royalties.

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Davido is innocent
Davido is a rare rich kid. And it’s his dream to surpass his father in wealth and influence. He’s on the right path.

Davido continues his dominance  with amazing songs, sold out concerts around the world, winning awards and more.

It would seem he’s dragging being Wizkid, but family fortune, a busy concert schedule and corporate patronage continue to ensure he’s in a good place.

Revenue Source: See Wizkid

Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy is leader of Mavin records, and a producer other producers want to be like. Earnings are not what they used to be, but he’s still a baller.

Don Jazzy, the leader of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty, Don Jazzy keeps pushing the box, breaking the boundaries and setting new standards.

With the success of the Mavin 2.0 acts (Reekado Banks, Dija and Korede Bello), Don Jazzy keeps his label going strong with steady hit songs, deals and of course corporate partnerships that bring in the figures.

Revenue Source: Appearance fees, royalties, performance fees, corporate deals, commissions, gifts, non-music business interests.

DBanj
The hits are no longer coming as before, but D’Banj the businessman is working to rescue D’banj the musician. Wonders.

Dbanj

He was apparently demystified for a minute – and many thought the charmer was down and out. But while the music failed to work, D’banj put on his suit and embraced business. The result is that he’s earned more revenue and built more partnerships than some of the biggest hitmakers of the past 18 months.

Incomes from VAS initiatives, Bank of Industry-funded projects, brand ambassadorships, and allied interests have ensured the former Mo’Hits star stay on top.

Revenue Source: royalties, VAS, appearance fees, performance fees, corporate deals, non-music investments.

Flavour fit
Flavour knows what they market wants, and he’s delivering the goods from Lagos to Sandton. And we’re not even talking six packs and hard-ons

Flavour

Flavour has never been the ‘LOUD’ kind of musician, but he moves with purpose and stealth, he gets the job done, achieves results and stays relevant. And those close to him will tell you he’s one of the most comfortable music men around here.

Revenue Source: Performance fees, hospitality, endorsement fees, appearance fees, royalties, non-music interests.

Psquare
Badly damaged brand. But it will take sometime before they go under.

Psquare

The recent controversies have punctured their earnings and relevance. But the Okoye brothers have their hands in diverse markets it’s impossible for them to go broke.

The fans are taking sides and the media is feasting on all the scandal. But their bankers in Lagos, Port Harcourt and the United States are not complaining.

Revenue Source: Corporate deals, non-entertainment businesses, real estate, royalties, performance fees.

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KWAM-1
Early investments have ensured he remains in good shape, even as performance engagements dwindle.

Kwam 1

King of Fuji Music Kwam 1 has had it good for decades. And he’s invested well – in relationships (APC, especially), businesses (real estate, government supplies) and in his art.

Revenue Source: Spraying, gifts, performance fees, real estate, government deals, non-music business interests.

Photos from Yemi Alade collection unveiling (22)
No one milked Tiwa Savage’s absence like Yemi Alade. And that’s not to say she doesn’t deserve every dollar she’s pocketed.

Yemi Alade

No one has capitalized on the absence of a major competition in the market, in recent times like Yemi Alade. She worked non-stop to break through the barriers, as Tiwa Savage was away on maternity leave. It’s not likely there’s a major stage she didn’t rock in 2015; highly likely she grabbed at least 30 percent of Tiwa’s business share.

Revenue Source: performance fees, royalties, brand endorsement, appearance fees.

Tiwa Savage
And Tiwa’s back like she never even left. Back twerking, back seducing, back working and earning. Like she never left.

Tiwa Savage

Like a phoenix, she rose for her one year maternity leave to claim her top spot almost immediately.

Signing deals with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, dropping a new album, touring the world, signing new deals and renewing old ones, the mother of one is on a roll.

To affirm her star power, her marital crisis did not harm to her flourishing career as she continues to rake in the cheques. And the future looks amazing.

Revenue Source: performance fees, endorsement fees, royalties, non-music investments. 

asa iconic vanity
Many don’t know Asa the businesswoman.

Asa

Talk about the Nigerian female act giving the country a good look internationally and Asa tops the chart.

Since she broke out 10 years ago, she’s worked to build her brand and career, and she now sits in a place most of her contemporaries can only dream of.

Revenue Source: Performance fees, royalties, entertainment business interests.

Timaya
Unlikely big earner, Timaya has his hands everywhere. And he’s not desperate to show you he’s best friends with his bank manager.

Timaya

Very few pop stars can out match Timaya’s influence and relevance. Like Flavour, he moves in silence and remains one of the most booked musicians within and outside Nigeria.

Timaya also has his hands in real estate, amongst other non-music related endeavours.

Revenue Source: Real estate, performance fees, royalties, appearance fees.

 

Nigerian R&B singer, Banky W is the brand ambassador every brand would love to have
Nigerian R&B singer, Banky W is the brand ambassador every brand would love to have

Banky W

The EME co-founder has not made a number one song in years, but he remained relevant and influential, building his label and artistes, becoming a director, and working with three important brands: MTN, Samsung and Ciroc, to connect with consumers. And that’s exactly why he’s still making more money than many contemporaries with number one songs.

Revenue Source: Corporate deals, brand endorsement, royalties, performance fees.

Cedits: THENET ; Abiyamo.com

Obasanjo tells Buhari how to deal with Saraki

– While Olusegun Obasanjo was president, some Senate presidents including the late Chuba Okadigbo and Evan(s) Enwerem were impeached – Obasanjo further revealed to Buhari that some PDP members who starched away money in some African countries were currently re-organising to take over power from him – Following the meeting, Abubakar Malami is said to have begun work on files concerning alleged corruption against some former governors Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently held a close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja and part of what was discussed centred on Senate President Bukola Saraki, according to Sahara Reporters. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter President Muhammadu Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo President Muhammadu Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo Obasanjo had told journalists that he was at the Presidential Villa to relay a message to Buhari, but also had the opportunity to slam the National Assembly members as lacking integrity. The new report from Sahara Reporters indicates that Obasanjo actually gave Buhari some strategies to get embattled Saraki removed from office. Quoting a source privy to the development, the report said at the meeting which lasted about two hours, Obasanjo told Buhari that it would be very difficult for the president to achieve his goal for Nigeria if he continued to tolerate a corrupt leadership at the National Assembly.
Obasanjo reportedly told Buhari to spend money if he is truly willing to ease Saraki out of the Senate presidency and weed out other corrupt elements at the National Assembly. He was said to have given Buhari instances when he took such steps as president of the country.
Recall that some Senate presidents stepped on the banana peels under Obasanjo. Such include the late Chuba Okadigbo and Evan(s) Enwerem. Obasanjo further revealed to Buhari that some PDP members who starched away money in some African countries were currently re-organising to take over power from him.
The report said while thanking Obasanjo, Buhari said his conscience would not allow him spend huge sums of the nation’s scarce resources to remove Saraki. He was said to have told Obasanjo of his wish to use legal means to go against lawmakers involved in corruption even though he said he was not happy that some judges had compromised in some instances. The report said Buhari confirmed knowledge of Saraki’s presidential ambition and maintained that he would use legal means to prosecute him for corruption. Speaking further on Senate President Saraki, Buhari told Obasanjo that Saraki was an ambitious man who aspires to become president, but promised he would do everything legally possible to prosecute him for his acts of corruption
Following the meeting, Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation is said to have begun work on cases against some former governors.
Credits: Naij.com

5 reasons why Trump will win Hilary – Michael Moore

He said:

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years: “PRESIDENT TRUMP.”

Never in my life have I wanted to be proven wrong more than I do right now.

I can see what you’re doing right now. You’re shaking your head wildly – “No, Mike, this won’t happen!” Unfortunately, you are living in a bubble that comes with an adjoining echo chamber where you and your friends are convinced the American people are not going to elect an idiot for president. You alternate between being appalled at him and laughing at him because of his latest crazy comment or his embarrassingly narcissistic stance on everything because everything is about him. And then you listen to Hillary and you behold our very first female president, someone the world respects, someone who is whip-smart and cares about kids, who will continue the Obama legacy because that is what the American people clearly want! Yes! Four more years of this!

You need to exit that bubble right now. You need to stop living in denial and face the truth which you know deep down is very, very real. Trying to soothe yourself with the facts – “77% of the electorate are women, people of color, young adults under 35 and Trump cant win a majority of any of them!“ – or logic – “people aren’t going to vote for a buffoon or against their own best interests!“ – is your brain’s way of trying to protect you from trauma. Like when you hear a loud noise on the street and you think, “oh, a tire just blew out,” or, “wow, who’s playing with firecrackers?” because you don’t want to think you just heard someone being shot with a gun. It’s the same reason why all the initial news and eyewitness reports on 9/11 said “a small planeaccidentally flew into the World Trade Center.” We want to – we need to – hope for the best because, frankly, life is already a shit show and it’s hard enough struggling to get by from paycheck to paycheck. We can’t handle much more bad news. So our mental state goes to default when something scary is actually, truly happening. The first people plowed down by the truck in Nice spent their final moments on earth waving at the driver whom they thought had simply lost control of his truck, trying to tell him that he jumped the curb: “Watch out!,” they shouted. “There are people on the sidewalk!”

Well, folks, this isn’t an accident. It is happening. And if you believe Hillary Clinton is going to beat Trump with facts and smarts and logic, then you obviously missed the past year of 56 primaries and caucuses where 16 Republican candidates tried that and every kitchen sink they could throw at Trump and nothing could stop his juggernaut. As of today, as things stand now, I believe this is going to happen – and in order to deal with it, I need you first to acknowledge it, and then maybe, just maybe, we can find a way out of the mess we’re in.

Don’t get me wrong. I have great hope for the country I live in. Things are better. The left has won the cultural wars. Gays and lesbians can get married. A majority of Americans now take the liberal position on just about every polling question posed to them: Equal pay for women – check. Abortion should be legal – check. Stronger environmental laws – check. More gun control – check. Legalize marijuana – check. A huge shift has taken place – just ask the socialist who won 22 states this year. And there is no doubt in my mind that if people could vote from their couch at home on their X-box or PlayStation, Hillary would win in a landslide.

But that is not how it works in America. People have to leave the house and get in line to vote. And if they live in poor, Black or Hispanic neighborhoods, they not only have a longer line to wait in, everything is being done to literally stop them from casting a ballot. So in most elections it’s hard to get even 50% to turn out to vote. And therein lies the problem for November – who is going to have the most motivated, most inspired voters show up to vote? You know the answer to this question. Who’s the candidate with the most rabid supporters? Whose crazed fans are going to be up at 5 AM on Election Day, kicking ass all day long, all the way until the last polling place has closed, making sure every Tom, Dick and Harry (and Bob and Joe and Billy Bob and Billy Joe and Billy Bob Joe) has cast his ballot? That’s right. That’s the high level of danger we’re in. And don’t fool yourself — no amount of compelling Hillary TV ads, or outfacting him in the debates or Libertarians siphoning votes away from Trump is going to stop his mojo.

“You need to stop living in denial and face the truth which you know deep down is very, very real.”

Here are the 5 reasons Trump is going to win:

1. Midwest Math, or Welcome to Our Rust Belt Brexit. I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of the upper Great Lakes – Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Four traditionally Democratic states – but each of them have elected a Republican governor since 2010 (only Pennsylvania has now finally elected a Democrat). In the Michigan primary in March, more Michiganders came out to vote for the Republicans (1.32 million) that the Democrats (1.19 million). Trump is ahead of Hillary in the latest polls in Pennsylvania and tied with her in Ohio. Tied? How can the race be this close after everything Trump has said and done? Well maybe it’s because he’s said (correctly) that the Clintons’ support of NAFTA helped to destroy the industrial states of the Upper Midwest. Trump is going to hammer Clinton on this and her support of TPP and other trade policies that have royally screwed the people of these four states. When Trump stood in the shadow of a Ford Motor factory during the Michigan primary, he threatened the corporation that if they did indeed go ahead with their planned closure of that factory and move it to Mexico, he would slap a 35% tariff on any Mexican-built cars shipped back to the United States. It was sweet, sweet music to the ears of the working class of Michigan, and when he tossed in his threat to Apple that he would force them to stop making their iPhones in China and build them here in America, well, hearts swooned and Trump walked away with a big victory that should have gone to the governor next-door, John Kasich.

From Green Bay to Pittsburgh, this, my friends, is the middle of England – broken, depressed, struggling, the smokestacks strewn across the countryside with the carcass of what we use to call the Middle Class. Angry, embittered working (and nonworking) people who were lied to by the trickle-down of Reagan and abandoned by Democrats who still try to talk a good line but are really just looking forward to rub one out with a lobbyist from Goldman Sachs who’ll write them nice big check before leaving the room. What happened in the UK with Brexit is going to happen here. Elmer Gantry shows up looking like Boris Johnson and just says whatever shit he can make up to convince the masses that this is their chance! To stick to ALL of them, all who wrecked their American Dream! And now The Outsider, Donald Trump, has arrived to clean house! You don’t have to agree with him! You don’t even have to like him! He is your personal Molotov cocktail to throw right into the center of the bastards who did this to you! SEND A MESSAGE! TRUMP IS YOUR MESSENGER!

And this is where the math comes in. In 2012, Mitt Romney lost by 64 electoral votes. Add up the electoral votes cast by Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. It’s 64. All Trump needs to do to win is to carry, as he’s expected to do, the swath of traditional red states from Idaho to Georgia (states that’ll never vote for Hillary Clinton), and then he just needs these four rust belt states. He doesn’t need Florida. He doesn’t need Colorado or Virginia. Just Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. And that will put him over the top. This is how it will happen in November.

2. The Last Stand of the Angry White Man. Our male-dominated, 240-year run of the USA is coming to an end. A woman is about to take over! How did this happen?! On our watch! There were warning signs, but we ignored them. Nixon, the gender traitor, imposing Title IX on us, the rule that said girls in school should get an equal chance at playing sports. Then they let them fly commercial jets. Before we knew it, Beyoncé stormed on the field at this year’s Super Bowl (our game!) with an army of Black Women, fists raised, declaring that our domination was hereby terminated! Oh, the humanity!

That’s a small peek into the mind of the Endangered White Male. There is a sense that the power has slipped out of their hands, that their way of doing things is no longer how things are done. This monster, the “Feminazi,”the thing that as Trump says, “bleeds through her eyes or wherever she bleeds,” has conquered us — and now, after having had to endure eight years of a black man telling us what to do, we’re supposed to just sit back and take eight years of a woman bossing us around? After that it’ll be eight years of the gays in the White House! Then the transgenders! You can see where this is going. By then animals will have been granted human rights and a fuckin’ hamster is going to be running the country. This has to stop!

3. The Hillary Problem. Can we speak honestly, just among ourselves? And before we do, let me state, I actually like Hillary – a lot – and I think she has been given a bad rap she doesn’t deserve. But her vote for the Iraq War made me promise her that I would never vote for her again. To date, I haven’t broken that promise. For the sake of preventing a proto-fascist from becoming our commander-in-chief, I’m breaking that promise. I sadly believe Clinton will find a way to get us in some kind of military action. She’s a hawk, to the right of Obama. But Trump’s psycho finger will be on The Button, and that is that. Done and done.

Let’s face it: Our biggest problem here isn’t Trump – it’s Hillary. She is hugely unpopular — nearly 70% of all voters think she is untrustworthy and dishonest. She represents the old way of politics, not really believing in anything other than what can get you elected. That’s why she fights against gays getting married one moment, and the next she’s officiating a gay marriage. Young women are among her biggest detractors, which has to hurt considering it’s the sacrifices and the battles that Hillary and other women of her generation endured so that this younger generation would never have to be told by the Barbara Bushes of the world that they should just shut up and go bake some cookies. But the kids don’t like her, and not a day goes by that a millennial doesn’t tell me they aren’t voting for her. No Democrat, and certainly no independent, is waking up on November 8th excited to run out and vote for Hillary the way they did the day Obama became president or when Bernie was on the primary ballot. The enthusiasm just isn’t there. And because this election is going to come down to just one thing — who drags the most people out of the house and gets them to the polls — Trump right now is in the catbird seat.

4. The Depressed Sanders Vote. Stop fretting about Bernie’s supporters not voting for Clinton – we’re voting for Clinton! The polls already show that more Sanders voters will vote for Hillary this year than the number of Hillary primary voters in ‘08 who then voted for Obama. This is not the problem. The fire alarm that should be going off is that while the average Bernie backer will drag him/herself to the polls that day to somewhat reluctantly vote for Hillary, it will be what’s called a “depressed vote” – meaning the voter doesn’t bring five people to vote with her. He doesn’t volunteer 10 hours in the month leading up to the election. She never talks in an excited voice when asked why she’s voting for Hillary. A depressed voter. Because, when you’re young, you have zero tolerance for phonies and BS. Returning to the Clinton/Bush era for them is like suddenly having to pay for music, or using MySpace or carrying around one of those big-ass portable phones. They’re not going to vote for Trump; some will vote third party, but many will just stay home. Hillary Clinton is going to have to do something to give them a reason to support her — and picking a moderate, bland-o, middle of the road old white guy as her running mate is not the kind of edgy move that tells millenials that their vote is important to Hillary. Having two women on the ticket – that was an exciting idea. But then Hillary got scared and has decided to play it safe. This is just one example of how she is killing the youth vote.

5. The Jesse Ventura Effect. Finally, do not discount the electorate’s ability to be mischievous or underestimate how any millions fancy themselves as closet anarchists once they draw the curtain and are all alone in the voting booth. It’s one of the few places left in society where there are no security cameras, no listening devices, no spouses, no kids, no boss, no cops, there’s not even a friggin’ time limit. You can take as long as you need in there and no one can make you do anything. You can push the button and vote a straight party line, or you can write in Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. There are no rules. And because of that, and the anger that so many have toward a broken political system, millions are going to vote for Trump not because they agree with him, not because they like his bigotry or ego, but just because they can. Just because it will upset the apple cart and make mommy and daddy mad. And in the same way like when you’re standing on the edge of Niagara Falls and your mind wonders for a moment what would that feel like to go over that thing, a lot of people are going to love being in the position of puppetmaster and plunking down for Trump just to see what that might look like. Remember back in the ‘90s when the people of Minnesota elected a professional wrestler as their governor? They didn’t do this because they’re stupid or thought that Jesse Ventura was some sort of statesman or political intellectual. They did so just because they could. Minnesota is one of the smartest states in the country. It is also filled with people who have a dark sense of humor — and voting for Ventura was their version of a good practical joke on a sick political system. This is going to happen again with Trump.

Coming back to the hotel after appearing on Bill Maher’s Republican Convention special this week on HBO, a man stopped me. “Mike,” he said, “we have to vote for Trump. We HAVE to shake things up.” That was it. That was enough for him. To “shake things up.” President Trump would indeed do just that, and a good chunk of the electorate would like to sit in the bleachers and watch that reality show.

Yours,
Michael Moore

HUFFINGTONPOST,COM

 

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I’m Voting For Trump Because Obama Is A Deep Disappointment Says Obama’s Brother

President Obama’s Kenyan half-brother wants to make America great again — so he’s voting for Donald Trump.

“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told The Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”

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Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his “deep disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to “the party of Lincoln.”

The last straw, he said, came earlier this month when FBI Director James Comey recommended not prosecuting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private e-mail servers while secretary of state.

“She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” said Obama.

He’s also annoyed that Clinton and President Obama killed Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, whom he called one of his best friends.

Malik Obama dedicated his 2012 biography of his late father to Khadafy and others who were “making this world a better place.”

“I still feel that getting rid of Khadafy didn’t make things any better in Libya,” he said. “My brother and the secretary of state disappointed me in that regard.”

But what bothers him even more is the Democratic Party’s support of same-sex marriage.

‘I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart. Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.’

 – Malik Obama

“I feel like a Republican now because they don’t stand for same-sex marriage, and that appeals to me,” he said.

Obama believes strongly in the institution of marriage — so strongly that he has at least three current wives, although press reports have put the number as high as 12.

When asked by The Post how many wives and children he has, Obama demurred.

“That’s personal,” he said.

Obama made headlines in 2011 when he married his third wife, who was still in her teens.

Obama plans to trek back to the US to vote for Trump in November. Obama used to live in Maryland, where he worked for many years as an accountant and is registered to vote there, public records show.

 

 

 

SOURCE: http://nypost.com/2016/07/24/why-obamas-half-brother-says-hell-be-voting-for-donald-trump/

Check out these 11 Nigerian singers who have bagged international music deals (Photos)

In the late 80s and 90s a revolution was launched in the Nigerian music industry which saw to the emergence of the contemporary music that is being enjoyed now.

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In those earlier years, party goers rocked foreign music while Nigerian music was relegated to the illiterates’ listening pleasure. But gone are the days as different genres of Nigerian music are not only exportable now but have attracted foreign investors and collaborations. Music veterans like late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, King Sunny Ade and some other veterans’ music attracted international music deal.

Below is a list of contemporary Nigerian singers who have bagged international music deal.

1. Davido

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Singer Davido at the Sony office during the partnership meeting in January, 2016

The Omo Baba Olowo (OBO) crooner signed a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment at its headquarters in New York City. The deal makes the Skelewu singer the first African to enter into such deal with the international label.

The deal expected Davido to release two albums to be distributed globally by Sony.

2. Asa

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Asa

Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa‘s debut album Fire On The Mountain released under Question Mark label in 2007 attracted international attention.

The award-winning female singer is currently signed to French independent record label, Naïve Records. Asa also has a music publishing deal with international music conglomerate, BMG.

3. Patoranking

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Patoranking

Patoranking is the first Nigerian reggae artist to sign a music distribution deal with the world’s largest reggae music company VPal, a sub-division of VP records music group.

4. Brymo

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Brymo

The alternative music singer who was once signed on to Chocolate City is now signed to Oklahoma based Record Label & Music Publishing Company, Tate Music Group (TMG). He has since released a 8 track album titled Trance under the label which TMG is expected to distribute.

5. Wizkid

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Wizkid scores more international feat as he records more songs with Drake

The Ojuelegba crooner signed an international management deal with Tinnie Tempah’s music management company, Disturbing London, in 2012.

He inked the deal while he was still with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).

6. D’banj

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D’banj standing by his won trophies

D’banj was launched into the music scene under Mo’hits record co-owned by him and erstwhile friend Don Jazzy. His first international music deal with G.O.O.D music was one of the reasons the duo of D’banj and Don Jazzy parted ways and ended Mo’hits record.

Though the G.O.O.D deal did not last long, he has an international deal with Mercury Records UK a sub division of Universal music group UK. He was in 2012 signed on to Sony Music.

7. Psquare

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Psquare

The singing duo, Psquare signed a music distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa in May 2012. They were also said to have a deal with International superstar, Akon’s Konvict Muzik in December 2011.

8. Cobhams

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Cobhams Asuquo

Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo fondly called Cobhams abandoned his law study in University of Lagos to pursue a line many had thought he might not make it in but he emerged as one of the greatest blessings to Nigerian music industry despite his disability.

Cobhams is producer and a fantastic singer with a great voice and was launched into the mainstream Nigerian music scene by Question Mark record label.

He is also signed to Sony ATV (Sony Publishing) London as a songwriter.

9. Seyi Shay

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File photo of Seyi Shay

Seyi Shay signed a deal with a major American record label, Island Universal Records. The label operates as a division of Universal Music Group and is home to diverse and unparalleled family of global and award winning artists.

10. Burna Boy

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Burna Boy

Reggae dancehall music act signed a new deal with the with the largest music corporation in the world – Universal Music in 2015. He is signed as Exclusive Songwriter Agreement (ESWA).

was signed on to international music publishing company, Universal Music group South Africa in 2015.

11. Ice Prince

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Ice Prince

Chocolate City rapper, Ice Prince entered an exclusive deal with the record powerhouse in Marh 2014. – MadailyGist

 

 

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