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Our Depraved Society | By: Tony Ogunlowo

A few days ago a rather chilling and disturbing video emerged, online, of a young teenage girl cradling a recently decapitated human head. On her own admission she was going into the bush to bury it and she had already killed two people herself. Considering her young age it would be otherwise be difficult to believe she was capable of committing such a heinous crime. But seeing her holding the head confirms her guilt. Now  what sort of upbringing was she given by her parents or guardians that made her turn into a cold bloodied killer at such a young...

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Rooney Fined And Handed Driving Ban For Drink-Driving

Former England captain Wayne Rooney in a court hearing on Monday morning was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of 12-month community order after being caught three times the legal alcohol limit. The 31 year-old Everton striker who was also fined £170 will take part in a drink-driving rehabilitation course, which would reduce his driving ban by 24 weeks. He was stopped by police after a night out in a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on September 1. He was later arrested and bailed. “Following...

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Our top reactions from Nemar-Cavani penalty drama.

A little drama played out yesterday as PSG beat Lyon 2-0 to extend its perfect record in the French league to six matches. Moments before PSG’s penalty kick, star forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani clashed over set-piece duties. A few minutes before that, Cavani had tried to take a free kick but Dani Alves took the ball and gave it to the former Barcelona star, unfortunately, Cavani’s 79th minute strike was saved by Lyon’s Anthony Lopes.  Neymar’s action drew ire from football fans, with many claiming he was being disrespectful to a club legend, others applauded his move, adding that he...

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Nigeria – Now That The Recession Is Over, What Next? | By: Bukola Ogunyemi

On Tuesday, the National Bureau of Statistics gave a lot of Nigerians the news they desperately wished to hear – Nigeria is out of recession. After five consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth that started in Q1 2016, Nigeria’s economy grew by 0.55% in Q2 2017. Predictably, data once again became the hero and villain in a long-running social media battle of bias between the supporters of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and his critics.  The optics of sneaking out of a 15-month recession apart, a 0.55% year-on-year GDP growth is hardly anything to cheer for Africa’s biggest economy. But as the NBS data reveals, the Q2 2017 growth is an improvement, even if marginal, on the GDP performance recorded in the preceding quarter (-0.91%) and the corresponding quarter of 2016 (-1.49%). Beyond the numbers, however, questions persist about the long-term economic recovery prospects of the nation. Questions that demand that all post-recession celebrations be suspended until further notice. 27 months into the Buhari administration, the patience of the Nigerian masses on the state of the economy and general standard of living is wearing thin, and understandably so. Inflation rate dropped for the fifth consecutive month in July, but the prices of goods and consumables which skyrocketed during the recession remain exorbitantly high. In reality, the recession persists for the economically dis-advantaged demographic of Nigeria’s 170 million population. Nigeria’s path...

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Movie Review: My Wife And I | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: MY WIFE AND I Year of Release: 2017 Genre: Romantic Comedy Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Omoni Oboli, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Jemima Osunde, Sambasa Nzeribe, Seyi Law, Rachel Oniga, Ngozi Nwosu Director: Bunmi Ajakaiye “My Wife And I” is the story of a couple who have been married for seventeen years, but whose union is on the brink of collapse, amidst incessant arguments. Toyosi (Nouah) is calm, cool-headed and spends more time with the kids, a situation made easier after he quit his job at Haliburton to start up a farm. Ebere (Oboli), a thriving oil executive, is feisty, temperamental...

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South Africa-Senegal World Cup qualifier to be replayed in November

FIFA have confirmed that the World Cup qualification match between Bafana Bafana of South Africa & Senegal will be replayed in November 2017. The decision to replay the game comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the lifetime ban of Ghanaian referee, Joseph Lamptey   for match manipulation. Below is a statement from the governing body The Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12 November 2016. This decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold the lifetime ban of...

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When Churches’ become fetish ritual dens ~ By: Tony Ogunlowo

In the past year or so there has been an alarming increase in the number of ‘churches’ that double-up as fetish ritual dens. Corpses are being discovered buried in the foundation of churches and several so-called pastors have been caught making human sacrifices. A church is a place of worship and the priest or pastor is supposed to be the person who ministers to the people about the Bible and Christianity. Churches are sprouting up almost on a daily basis as people seek miraculous cures and fortunes more than the Word of God. As there is no way to...

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Frank Edoho quits as ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ host.

After 13 years of anchoring the show, TV personality, Frank Edoho has announced uring the week, it was announced that popular family game show, Who Wants To Be A Million would be back on air with a new sponsor, Airopay. “Kindly allow me announce,that after a disagreement in negotiations with Ultima Studios I have decided to decline hosting WWTBAM any further. It’s been a wonderful 13 years and I have to thank all the viewers for making the show a runaway success. I would like to thank all my followers on Twitter for expressing concern when the show stopped and for...

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Movie Review: In Line | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: IN LINE Year of Release: 2017 Genre: Romantic Drama Cast: Adesua Etomi, Uzor Arukwe, Chris Attoh, Sika Osei, Shawn Farqua, Tina Mba Director: Tope Oshin “In Line” is a movie about a man named Debo (Arukwe), who goes to jail for murdering his own father, but obtains presidential pardon six years later thanks to the influence of his mother (Mba). He returns home, but things are awkward between him and Kate (Etomi), the wife he left behind. She refuses to sleep with him, prefers work at her advertising agency to being around Debo, and finds comfort in the...

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Olori Wuraola confirms split from Ooni of Ife

Olori Wuraola has in a new statement confirmed her separation from the  Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Ogunwusi. News about their split made rounds few weeks ago and both parties kept mum about it. Read her statement below. We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity & nefarious behavior. The spreading of false information (through “sources” afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions. There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and...

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The Not-so North Korean showdown. | By: Tony Ogunlowo

With President Trump “locked and loaded” and the North Korean leader having a re-think about attacking Guam, the rest of the world can breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now. Never a week goes by that North Korea doesn’t launch another ICBM taunting America, South Korea and recently Japan. Previous American administrations have ignored the North Korean’s antics and have gone down the diplomatic way, imposing sanctions and restrictions. Kim Jung-Un is a nuisance;  an attention seeking miscreant who’s prone to show-off given an audience: Trump has now given him the attention he craves. For those who...

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Ibrahimovic signs new deal with Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put pen to paper a one-year contract with Manchester United. He The 35-year-old Swede who was released at the end of his first contract following his recovery from the injury at the club’s AON training complex has been given Wayne Rooney’s old No.10 shirt. He made 46 appearances and scored 28 goals in his debut season for...

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Nominations Now Open For Nigerian Writers Awards 2018.

  Another Nigerian Writers Awards is upon us! The prestigious platform  rewards excellence and celebrates Nigerian Writers of different genres from literature, journalism entertainment and arts in Nigeria as well as in the diaspora. The first of its kind awards do not only reward writers of different genres but also writers’ supportive brands. Following the successes of the 1st and 2nd edition the Nigerian Writers Awards opens nomination for the 3rd edition. The award will consider nominations of writers who have proven their worth and commitment in writing, entries will be received from individuals, private sectors, civil society or...

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The Football World Reacts To Rooney’s Retirement From International Football

Dreams can come true and playing for @England has been exactly that. Thanks to everyone involved it's been amazing – https://t.co/GfiT7oVCpx — Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) August 23, 2017 Wayne Rooney announced his international retirement on Wednesday, ending his England career as his country’s record goalscorer with 53 goals from 119 caps. The Everton forward made his debut against Australia in 2003, at the age of 17 and went on to win 119 caps, the most of any outfield player in the nation’s history. Making the announcement on his official website, the 31 year-old maintained that “Dreams can come true...

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Neymar Lawsuit Threat: PSG fire back at Barcelona.

Paris St-Germain have hit back at Barcelona following the latter’s lawsuit threats against Neymar on Tuesday. The Catalans are suing the Brazilian for 8.5m euros (£7.8m) for breach of contract in relation to his world record £200m move to the French side after buying out his contract. PSG have however requested that Barcelona stop being so salty about the whole Neymar thing. Barcelona are suing Neymar for breach of contract “Paris Saint-Germain was surprised to learn of FC Barcelona’s statement today announcing the start of legal proceedings in Spain against its former player Neymar Jr. and indicating that should Neymar Jr....

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Actress Eucharia Anunobi reportedly loses only child

According to reports, Raymond Ekwu, the only child of Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, has passed on. The 15 year-old died on Monday, August 21st from complications related to the Sickle Cell Anemia. The Evangelist was once married to the father of the child, Charles Ekwu, the couple welcomed the child in 2002. May his soul find repose and may God give the parents/family the fortitude to bear this loss....

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Barcelona are suing Neymar for breach of contract

Barcelona have announced plans to sue Neymar for breach of contract following his world record £198m transfer to PSG. In a lawsuit filed to the Spanish Football Federation on August 11, the Spanish giant declared that they are owed £7.7m that he was paid as a loyalty bonus. Meanwhile the Brazilian hit out at the board last weekend saying the wrong people are in charge. “I spent four beautiful years there and parted happy. But with them the board, no. For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca. Barca deserve much better.”...

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Transcript Of President Buhari’s Speech: Nigeria’s Unity Settled

Two days after President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country following his extended medical vacation in the United Kingdom, he addressed the nation in a broadcase this morning and some of the things he touched one were national security, unity which he said is settled and not negotiable and a host of others. Transcript of his address below. “My dear citizens, I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters. In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I...

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Today We Draw Line, Hate Speech Will No Longer Be Tolerated – Acting President Osinbajo

Opening Remarks by His Excellency The Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, San, Gcon, At The National Economic Council, NEC, National Security Retreat, at the Banquet Hall of The State House, Abuja, 17 August 2017: I am delighted to welcome you to this special session of the National Economic Council, focusing on Security. As you’re all aware, the Buhari administration came into office on a vision that covered three key areas: Security, the Economy and the fight against Corruption. All three issues are closely linked, of course. Without guaranteeing security, we will struggle to attract the kind of investments, domestic...

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The Best 2017 FIFA Football Awards Shortlist Unveiled.

FIFA today revealed the shortlisted candidates for The Best FIFA Football Awards scheduled to take place in London on 23 October 2017. While The men’s awards recognize achievements from 20th November 2016 to 2nd July 2017, the women’s awards take into account the period between 20th November 2016 and 6th August 2017. The nominees below: The FIFA Best Men’s Player 2017 Award shortlist   Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Leonardo Bonucci, Gianluigi Buffon, Dani Carvajal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kante, Toni Kroos, Robert Lewandowski, Marcelo, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, Keylor Navas, Manuel Neuer, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez,...

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