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The Moment Nigerian Chef, Hilda Baci Breaks Guinness World Record For ‘Longest Cooking Time’ (Video)

Hilda Effiong Bassey, the Nigerian chef, who is now popularly known as Hilda Baci, has made history. She has broken the Guinness World Record for the “longest cooking marathon by an individual”. The chef, on Monday morning, smashed the 87 hours 45 minutes record set by the current Guinness World Record holder, Lata Tondon.

Hilda launched into the competition on Thursday at exactly 4pm when she put on her cooker. Hilda carries on despite having broken the record as she aims to cook for 96 hours, setting a new world record as the first human on earth to spend such an amount of time cooking.

The restuarer has continued to receive a wave of support from government officials, celebrities, clerics, and other well-meaning Nigerians. This is even as Nigerians stood by her despite a heavy downpour in the wee hours of Monday morning. Earlier, Chef Tondon who previously held the record for the ‘longest cooking time’ had sent her benign wishes to Hilda.



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38 ‘killed’ in herdsmen attack on Nasarawa communities

Apastor, Daniel Danbeki and 37 others have been killed by suspected herdsmen in attacks on Takalafia and Kwaja in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, The Nation has learnt. Danbeki, it was gathered, was the pastor-in-charge of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), in the council.

The victims, who were given a mass burial on Saturday, included women and children. Deputy Governor Emmanuel Akabe, led a government delegation to the mass burial, which was conducted amid tears by sympathisers.  Akabe, who condemned the killings, assured that the government would bring the perpetrators to book.

The deputy governor promised that relief materials would be sent to those displaced. The Chairman, Karu LGA, James Thomas, who visited the communities before the mass burial, condemned the attacks . Thomas, represented by his deputy, Lawal Karshi, appealed for calm and vowed to work closely with security agencies to arrest the perpetrators.

A source told The Nation that a disagreement between a farmer and a herdsman led to the incident. “Cows ate the crops belonging to a farmer. That angered the farmer, leading to a disagreement between them. The herdsman brought out his cutlass and started fighting the farmer. But the farmer overpowered him, snatched his cutlass and fought him back, leading to the herdsman’s death. “This was what led to the killings of residents of this area by the herdsmen,” a source said.


Source: The Nation



Assault: Falana To Defend Seun-Kuti, PSC Demands Singer’s Prosecution

Indications have emerged that human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), may defend Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, who was seen in a viral video assaulting a police officer when he reports himself to the police today.
Falana told journalists that the singer had sought his legal services, saying that he had enough evidence to defend himself.

LEADERSHIP gathered that a team of policemen drafted to effect Kuti’s arrest yesterday could not locate his whereabouts upon getting to his residence in Lagos. Falana hinted that the embattled singer would turn himself in today, saying, “He is going to report himself to the police tomorrow morning (today). There is no problem at all.”

Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has condemned the “assault on the policeman”, demanded the immediate prosecution of Seun Kuti The PSC yesterday condemned the alleged assault of the police officer in uniform while on official duty in Lagos by Kuti and demanded that the suspect be arraigned immediately.

In a statement issued yesterday on the allegation by PSC spokesperson, Mr Ikechikwu Ani, the commission commended the inspector-general of police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, for action taken so far on the incident.