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Guinness World Record: Knock, Applaud Trail Attempts By Nigerians

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In a quest for fame and recognition, Nigerians have taken to unusual challenges to write their names in the prestigious Guinness World Records.

Since Chef Hinda Baci from Akwa Ibom State successfully broke the world record, several attempts have been made by some persons to break her record.

The first was Damilola Adeparusi, (Chef Dammy) who did not seek Guiness World Record, GWR, permission before starting her competition.

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Dammy claimed that she cooked for 120 hours but this could not be verified as there were times she switched off live video during the contest.

With the aim of surpassing Baci’s 93 hours and 11 minutes record, another lady from Ondo State, Chef Deo, revealed that she had informed GWR of her intention and received the green light before commencing the cook-a-thon.

Deo on Friday completed the challenge of cooking for 150 hours.

However, another plan by some persons in Ekiti to start Kiss-a-thon has equally failed as the state govt announced a ban on the activity.

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The Ekiti state government on Wednesday sent stringent warning to a group planning to host the 3-day Kiss-a-thon in the State.

A statement by the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism, in the State said the planned event is not only absurd, unhealthy, immoral but capable of denigrating the image of the State.

Report also has it that some persons are also planning to embark on a nationwide trekking within a time limit to set a new Guinness World Record.

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Another Lady has also announced on Instagram that she will be embarking on a contest to be on a live video for 125 hours.

The lady identified as Big_treshlyn intends to set a record for the longest instagram live video.

According to her, she will be cooking, matchmaking, and playing games during the video.

She has currently been on the live video for over 24 hours.

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Similarly, an Ibadan based lady, Bojuri is currently competing to set a record for the longest braiding hours. Bojuri said she will set a record for the fastest hairstylist that finished 50 Ghana weaving in 72 hours.

Bojuri has so far completed over 24 hours.

However, these endeavours have raised reactions among the public.

One of the eye-catching events is the Kiss-a-thon, where participants planned to break the record for the longest continuous kiss.

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Amid numerous attempts by Nigerians to break a Guinness World Record like Hilda Baci, Guinness World Records last week reminded anyone attempting to break a world record to have their title confirmed by the organisation before attempting.

Also, a Nigerian masseur, Joyce Ijeoma, collapsed on Wednesday during a 72-hour longest massage on different individuals in Lekki, Lagos State.

Other Nigerians have also announced their plan to break different records.

Comedian Woli Arole had shared his plan to initiate 5000-hour marathon prayers, in a bid to break the record for the longest praying time.

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Adebiyi Israel, a native of Ekiti State, who shared a screenshot of the acceptance email from the GWR, revealed plans to break the world record for the longest hours spent watching movies.

Speaking on the recent development, Abraham Okpe, a Lagos-based social analyst, said Nigerians may end up rubbishing the record created by others in the past.

Guinness may see the entire contest from Nigeria as a fraud. Nigerians are behaving like there is a cash reward attached to these records.

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“There are a lot of productive things to do with your time other than seeking relevance online. People like Chef Dammy collected donations without applying to break the record, that is deceit.”

Here are some comments on social media:

@frankdonga: ”By the time Nigerians are done with Guiness world record, the country would have broken the record for the most attempts at breaking world records in a year.”

@therealdaddymo1: ”These poorly executed Guiness world record attempts show how many Nigerians really do no’t understand the level of preparation, dedication and hard work that happen behind the scenes to actually pull it off. It’s not by copy and paste. There is a process. It just doesn’t happen.”

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@Ariel_Smitt: ”This obsession about breaking Guinness World records by Nigerians is becoming disgusting fr. We honestly don’t know when to stop. Everyone wants to break records. Until someone dies from this madness, you people won’t learn.”

@Toweebee: “On the other hand, I’m starting to see the positives in Nigerian youths’ obsession with the WBR. It sends out a global message about Nigerians as a group of hardworking, resilient and determined people that’ll achieve the highest standards if given the right platform.”

@Martinobanti: “The Federal Government of Nigeria should criminalise anyone trying to break any Guinness world record until 2025. The madness should attract a minimum of 2 months imprisonment.”

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@Kontrolla19: ”Guinness world records is the new pandemic for Nigerians. Girl wey wan set Guinness record for longest massaging hours 72 don faint after 12hrs.”

@LadyBaron: ”Dear Nigerians, Guinness world record is not the new ticket out of poverty. Things are hard but don’t die because of GWR. These things takes preparation.”

@_LifeOfViktor: ”My problem with Nigerians is that they believe that they can do anything with their “can-do attitude” . They don’t know the effort, training and preparation someone did to become a record holder. They thought it’s just to wake up and say let’s break Guinness world record.”

@IamJohnkelvin: ”Dear Nigerians, Let the Guinness World Record breathe. Don’t suffocate them.”

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@DayoAshiru: ”I’m sure, the Guinness World Record will be tired of Nigerians. You want to massage for 72hrs and you collapsed after 12hrs, who will now massage you?”
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PICTORIAL: Rep Gifts Daughter SUV For Graduating From Secondary School, Netizens React

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A member of the House of Representatives from Plateau State, Yusuf Gagdi, has gifted his daughter, Aisha, a new Sport Utility Vehicle as a gift on her graduation from a secondary school, Lead British International School Abuja.

Aisha was said to have excelled in her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, and to mark the achievement, her father surprised her with the luxury vehicle.

Sharing pictures from the graduation ceremony on Instagram on Saturday, Gagdi wrote, “Today, I attended my amazing daughter’s graduation ceremony. Watching you, my dear daughter, walk across that stage fills my heart with immense pride and love.

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“I celebrate your achievements and the strength you’ve shown. Here’s to a future filled with endless possibilities and happiness.
Congratulations, my shining star!”

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On Sunday, Gagdi further shared a report by #northern_trending_ on Instagram, which confirmed that he surprised her with a car gift.

The report partly read, “To celebrate her graduation and great performance in JAMB, her father surprised her with a gift of a car.”

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The lawmaker’s gesture has generated mixed reactions on social media, with some praising his generosity and others criticising the extravagant gift amidst Nigeria’s economic challenges.

One Yusuf tweeting as #kubcy17 on X.com wrote, “Absolute nonsense and rubbish in this trying time. Hon. Yusuf Gagdi doesn’t have a single respect for the people of his constituency.”

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Haidar, tweeting as #AliyumuazuIbra2, wrote, “It’s not surprising to see that a car, which even university graduates and professors dream of owning, is given as a gift to a secondary school graduate.

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“If she completes university, she might receive a private jet or a personal yacht as a gift.”

Some others, however, stood on the side of the lawmaker.

#Uthmann__ wrote on X.com, “Hon. Gagdi only displayed the car he gifted to his daughter after graduation from secondary school.

“People celebrate their children according to their pockets. This is nothing new in Abuja. And this is even a gift from dad to his daughter.”

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Sen. Buba To Empower 130 Youth On Crop, Animal Production In Bauchi

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Sen. Shehu Buba, representing Bauchi South at the Senate has selected nothing less than 130 youth to be trained and empowered on crop and animal production as well as agric extension services in Bauchi state.

Mr Mohammed Dahiru, one of the Programme Coordinators, stated this during the distribution of training forms to the selected youths in Bauchi on Saturday.

According to him, the youth were selected across the seven Local Government Areas of the Bauchi South Senatorial district the senator represents at the senate to fight food insecurity in the state.

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He said that the senator’s attention has diverted to agriculture where he thought it wise and mandated them to select 130 participants to be trained on both crops and animal production as well as Agric extension services.

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“They will be trained on crop production like rice, maize, soya beans and many others and there is also a portion of animal production which consists of the process of raising and breeding animals for various purposes such as meat, milk, eggs, and other animal products.

“At the end of the programme, they would be able to have a knowledge of farming in both crop and animal production, financial management of farming and they will also know how to farm some selective crops that are more predominant in the state and animals that are not predominantly reared in the state.

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“They will also know how to monitor and evaluate a particular farm and the safety precautions that are within the farming activities,” he said.

Also speaking with newsmen, Engr. Musa Idi, the second programme Coordinator, said after the training, each of the beneficiaries would be empowered with some farming equipment that consists of a solar powered spraying machine.

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“After giving them the empowerment materials, they will be given an allowance that would help them to start something.

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“With this, they would be able to start a small farming business and put what they have learned into practice.

“This is going to help them a lot as the move by the senator is a huge one geared toward eradicating poverty,” he said.

One of the beneficiaries who spoke on behalf of others, Mohammed Ibrahim, lauded the senator for initiating the training and promised to make effective use of the training.

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NEDC Assures Adequate Development In Northeast Region

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The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has reiterated its resolve to leave no stone unturned to ensure adequate development in every part of the region.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Alkali, made the assurance on Saturday while on project inspection to monitor the level of progress of the projects embarked upon by NEDC in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

According to him, the commission was ever ready to provide the necessary interventions to cushion the effect of hardship experienced by the people in the region as a result of insurgency and other disasters.

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Alkali, who also assured that NEDC had not skewed its interventions towards a particular state, said every state would continue to be treated equally as far as development is concerned.

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He however, expressed displeasure at the pace of work with the contractor handling the construction of some structures at the National Obstetrics Fistula Center, Ningi and summoned him to Maiduguri, the Headquarters of the commission for explanations.

The Managing Director, added that this became necessary as the Commission needed to know what was causing the delay in the completion of the projects.

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He further expressed the desire of the commission to see that the facilities were put to use as soon as possible, saying that NEDC was desirous to see that both the Surgical ward and the skills acquisition centre were equipped in order to facilitate treatment and rehabilitation of the patients.

Alkali also lauded the Management of the Centre for providing adequate care to the parents and reiterating that the NEDC would always support the Centre in order to meet up to the objectives of its establishment.

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