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Triathlete Found Mummified On A Mountain After Missing For 3 Years

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The story has been told of a triathlete who was found mummified on a mountain up to three years after he suddenly went missing.

The mummified body of a missing triathlete who vanished in Tenerife three years ago has been found on the side of a mountain — bringing a tragic end to a mystery that has haunted the island.
On New Year’s Day 2014, Victor Teni laced up his running shoes and took off for one of his regular long distance runs through the mountains of the National Park. But it would be the last time he was seen alive.
The preserved body of the 40-year-old was found this week on a remote hillside, and was today confirmed to be popular Victor.
Relatives had walked through the remote volcanic passes around Mount Tiede — Tenerife’s highest point — every weekend for the year after he vanished without trace.
Teni, an experienced long-distance athlete and Iron Man competitor, had been planning to stay overnight at a mountaineers refuge during a lone climbing mission, but he never made it.
 
When the alarm was raised,  police and specialist search teams were joined by an army of volunteers to track him down.
Only his car was found parked at the Tiede National Park, from where he set off on his treacherous final trip.
Teni was a popular face in the island’s athletics circles and had been due to start a new job in a physiotherapy centre just a day after he was reported missing.
In 2010 he came fifth in the Sahara Marathon and even cycled through the Himalayas.
As the months passed after his disappearance, theories began to circulate as friends and supporters became desperate to find out what had happened.
Did he get lost? Did he have a tragic accident or injury? Or did something more sinister befall him?
All that his loved ones had to go on was tracking on his mobile phone pinpointed him on the Pico Viejo route — a perilous route for experienced climbers.
And a witness who was hiking the trail had told police he had seen someone matching Teni’s description just an hour before nightfall.
But even after the grim discovery, which was today confirmed to be the missing athlete, questions remain unanswered.
Teni’s perfectly preserved body was recovered by mountain rescue teams from behind a rock with his possessions scattered around him.
Civil Guard sources told local media the body was recovered more than 9,000 feet up the mountain — and is believed to have fallen more than 300 feet.
His body had somehow become stuck behind a pile of volcanic debris and it took rescuers two hours on foot to reach him.
Local journalist Janet Anscombe wrote: “Hopefully it will bring closure to his friends and family who have had nothing but uncertainty about his fate for so long.”

Source: SunUK

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Eniola Badmus fires back at troll who body-shamed her

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Popular comic actress, Eniola Badmus has fired back at a troll who tried to make mockery of her body for wearing bikini.

The troll asked the actress why everything about her has fallen.

“Why everything come fall for up?,” the troll commented on the actress’s photo on LIB’s Instagram page with crying emoji.

And she replied: “Just the way your mama own fall”

The actress also complimented her own photo, writing that “looking good is a good business.”

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We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium: Nigerian Minister

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has revealed that it will cost the ministry N81m to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He stated this recently while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter.

According to him, the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment in the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land.

The stadium is divided into Package A which houses the Main Bowl and Package B which houses other facilities like basketball courts, NFF office, volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts.

“We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,” he said.

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It’s smart if a man refuses to date a jobless woman in Nigeria — Leo DaSilva

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Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Leo Da Silva recently got internet users debating afte he waded into a conversation centered on men refusing to date women who are not financially stable.

A lady who disclosed that she’s a student, had tweeted;

I’ve seen tweets from guys saying they can’t date a girl that’s not financially stable. I’m a student. But never, like never have I felt attacked by such tweets. What’s actually up with some guys on Twitter? What I want must not make sense to you. It’s choice boo

Reacting to this, Leo stated that it’s a smart choice for young men to refuse to date jobless women. He added that guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs.

He tweeted in response;

Guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs. Dating someone that’s not working or doesn’t have adequate allowance is a burden. Nigeria, the poverty capital of the world, if a young man trying to come up refuses that burden, I think it’s a smart choice.

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