It was not a scene out of a movie for Nollywood actor, Fred Amata, as
his bed shook during Tuesday night’s magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Los
Angeles, United States.
Narrating his experience on Facebook, the popular Nollywood actor said he was
lying half-awake in bed in an undisclosed location in the U.S city when
he felt his bed shake.
In an instant, he was wide awake and saw how his bed continued to shake
firmly from side to side, as the earthquake subsided and a 2.7
aftershock followed briefly.
“I did not have the faintest clue what was happening. It was over too soon,” he wrote.
Fred said his thoughts raced to the supernatural as he contemplated what could have happened.
As he was wondering whether he had imagined his bed moving a few minutes
earlier, his film producer brother, Jeta, called him to ask how he felt
while the earthquake lasted.
It was Jeta who made him realise that he had just experienced an earthquake.
Jeta reportedly relocated to Los Angeles since 2010.
The quake was felt in much of Southern California and centered near the Orange City county of Yorba Linda.
It was also felt as far away as Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Additionally, a 4.5 quake was reported near the small town of Parkfield in Central California on Monday evening.
The late Whitney Houston’s birthday is today, i.e. the 9th of August.
The renowned singer died in February in her Beverly Hills hotel room in
her bathtub.Whitney had struggled with drug and substance abuse
for a while and this is said to have been the cause of her death. She
was born on August 9th 1963 in New Jersey.
Whitney will be remembered by many especially on her
birthday. Her death affected a lot of people including her daughter
Bobbie Christina Brown who collapsed when she learnt of her mother’s
death. Musicians and other personalities also remember Whitney on her
birthday saying that her death was a very big loss to the music
'Twilight breaking the dawn' director, Bill Condon is asking fans/bloggers/media to give stars (and former couple) Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart a little breathing room.
The plea comes on the heels of Stewart's cheating scandal, in which she was caught canoodling with "Snow White and the Huntsman"
director Rupert Sanders. Pattinson has since moved out of the home he
shared with Stewart.
"The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it's not such
a bad thing that people be reminded of that," Condon told Entertainment
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Thirty persons living with HIV and AIDS,
have walked down the aisle under the couple matchmaking scheme
initiated by the Jigawa Action Committee on AIDS.
According to the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Bashir Ahmad, in Dutse on Wednesday, the measure was carried out to reduce the rising number of HIV infected persons
in Jigawa state.
Ahmad said the agency, in collaboration
with the Central Bank of Nigeria, had so far trained 50 HIV positive
women on various trades.
He said, “The agency is encouraging marriages between the HIV positive persons to control transmission of the disease.
“We are also providing skills acquisition training and resettlement packages to beneficiaries of the training programme.”