Showing posts from July, 2023

Nigeria's Guinness craze

 Nigeria in Africa is busy setting a new record. It started when a chef was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, and accidents have continued as more and more people are trying to hurt their health. It's a time when men sang nonstop, and in order to achieve the goal of 200 hours, they have to sing for about 62 more hours. It is to set a new record and enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Recently, there has been a craze in Nigeria to set various Guinness World Records. It started in May when a Nigerian chef named Hilda Bash broke the personal longest cooking time record. Bash, who ran the 100-hour cooking marathon, recorded 93 hours and 11 minutes in the Guinness Book of World Records. The venue, where thousands of people gathered, led to music and cheers for four days and nights, and Nigeria's celebrities as well as the president and vice president cheered. She quickly became Nigeria's proud daughter and a rising star on social media.

Nigerian religious freedom violations, indifference to the international community

 A Nigerian Catholic bishop has criticized the Nigerian government and the international community for being silent about the genocide targeting the Christian community. According to the U.S. Christian Post (CP), the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee's subcommittee on global health, human rights and international organizations held a hearing in Washington, DC on the 18th (local time). Bishop Winfred Anagbe of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, Benue, Nigeria, testified in writing about the genocide in his diocese. "For a long time, thousands of people have been killed in attacks by Islamic militants, and millions of refugees have now been scattered across the state and evacuated to camps," Bishop Anagbe said. "Schools, clinics, churches and markets were all destroyed in some areas," he said. "In 2014, after I became bishop, I lost territory to Islamic militants posing as herdsmen, and 14 dioceses had to be closed because of threats."

Nigeria draws with Canada

 Nigeria tied Canada at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Nigeria drew 0-0 with Canada in the first Group B match of the tournament at Lexang Regular Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, on the 21st. Nigeria, ranked 40th in the FIFA rankings, has moved from its first tournament in China in 1991 to its ninth, but has been eliminated from both the group stage except for reaching the quarterfinals of the 1999 U.S. and the round of 16 of the 2019 French tournament. Canada, on the other hand, ranked seventh in the FIFA rankings, fourth in the 2003 U.S. tournament, and advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2015 World Cup in their country and to the round of 16 at the 2019 tournament.