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Movie Review: Isoken | By: Jerry Chiemeke

Movie Title: ISOKEN Genre: Romantic Comedy Year of Release: 2017 Cast: Dakore Akande, Joseph Benjamin, Tina Mba, Funke Akindele, Lydia Forson, Patrick Doyle, Marc Rhys, Damilola Adegbite Director: Jadesola Osiberu “Isoken” is about a independent, 35-year-old lady (played by Dakore) who is being pressurised by her mother (played by Tina Mba) to get married. She has three friends; Agnes (Funke), Kukua (Lydia) and Joke (Damilola), the latter going through a marriage bedeviled by miscarriages. She gets acquainted with a man named Osaze (Benjamin), and later on, an Englishman named Kevin (Rhys), who works at her office on a contract...

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Opinion: Let’s Break-up Nigeria! | By: Tony Ogunlowo  

So everybody wants to go their own separate way? Some Igbos want to re-create the nation of Biafra while others want a Niger-Delta country; Northern youths are calling for the expulsion of all Igbos (- and Southerners) from the North and quietly the Yorubas are calling for the creation of an Oduduwa Republic. And then what? As Great Britain is finding out from its preliminary BREXIT talks with Europe it’s not easy to break up a union that has been around for a very long time. It’s a lot of wahala! As anybody who has been through a divorce...

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“He paid too much tax to Spanish authorities – not too little” – Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers claim

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers have come up with a surprising claim as regards the tax evasion allegations levelled against him. His lawyers, according to Spanish media outlet, Cadena Cope have claimed that the Real Madrid striker paid too much tax to Spanish authorities rather than too little. The player who has been accused by the Public Prosecutor of defrauding the Spanish Purse of £12.9m by paying insufficient tax over a four-year period has been summoned to court in Madrid on July 31 and he is not likely to feature in the he first ever Clasico in the USA coming up on July 29th....

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The D’banj vs Don Jazzy debate resurfaces on social media. See our top reactions.

The D’banj Vs Don Jazzy debate has been revisited. Fans of both artistes are beginning to pull their hair out over who has become more successful since their shocking split in 2012.  It all started with a fan advising the award-winning artiste to seek Don Jazzy’s help; a counsel which the Kokomaster who is presently promoting his new album, Kingdoncome didn’t take lightly. And his reply below sparked up the never-ending debate.   Are you also on d Payroll? Even @donjazzy knows in his heart he is begging me.. You madt bruh? Lol.. Jazzy Come carry ur people o https://t.co/XRD53k0jwS —...

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“How can Nigeria continue to dance on the graves of our children”, Oby Ezekwesili debuts in first episode of Forbes Woman Africa

In the first episode, Oby Ezekwesili, creator of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign talks about her harrowing experience in fighting corruption in Nigeria from her early days as the co founder of Transparency International to the shock and horror of finding out about the abduction of over 270 girls in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. Watch the promo: http://APO.af/FsLa7x. Video: Episode 1 Promo: Against the Odds hosts Oby Ezekwesili Friday 30 June...

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Our top reactions to Falz’s take on fraud promotion in Nigerian music

Nigerian musician cum actor, Folarin Falana, also called Falz The Bad Guy caused a stir online yesterday after he implored his colleagues in the industry to stop glorifying fraud in their music videos. The comment which was made during an interview with HIPTV has not been taking lightly by music fans and colleagues, some of whom have vented their anger on their social media platforms The trained lawyer had said, “I feel so strongly about this because an entertainers you are a role model to many especially your fans and youths. Yet in your songs you sing and greet all...

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Alexis Sanchez reaches new milestone

Arsenal player, Alexis Sanchez has become Chile all time top scorer. The former Barcelona forward, not only netted his 38th goal for the Chilean national team, his goal was also the 400th goal in the history of the Confederations Cup. He grabbed  an early goal in Chile’s 1-1 draw against Germany at the competition. The 28 year-old who was awarded man of the match after the game is expected to decide his future at Arsenal after the club. Alexis Sanchez opens the scoring for Chile after a mistake from Mustafi. #afc pic.twitter.com/iKrBKSsqT9 — Arsenal (@AFCvideosHD_) June 22,...

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Raheem Sterling, Hector Bellerin to donate to the victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno.

         Premier League stars, Raheem Sterlin and Hector Bellerin have pledged to donate to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey residential block in North Kensington caught fire, killing more than 25 people. While Hector pledged to donate £50 to the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire for every minute he plays for Spain at the European Under-21 Championship, Raheem Sterling on Friday stated that he will donate a ‘substantial’ sum to those affected by the conflagration. Sterlin told BBC, “This is a deep and sad situation, one...

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Opinion: When You Die Your Digital Life Lives On | By: Tony Ogunlowo

We live in a world – the digital age- where we virtually do everything online from corresponding to shopping, banking and socializing. We send and receive emails; shop for virtually everything online; socialize through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc; watch movies on YouTube and Netflix; check our bank balances; store our music collection on iTunes – we do everything online. The average person has at least 25 online accounts, all with different passwords and web addresses. But what happens to them when you die or become incapacitated? There are currently lawsuits going in the United States right now where...

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Photos: Ahmed Musa unveils sports centre in Kano

Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa has unveiled a multi-billion naira public sports fitness center in Kano. The Leicester City forward’s centre comprises of two 5-aside pitch, public gallery, administrative block with a two story building that plays host to diverse gymnasium facilities. The centre, according to President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Pinnick Amaju, would contribute to the development and promotion of sports, in Kano and Nigeria in...

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Tax Fraud Allegations: Ronaldo reportedly seeking Madrid exit

A close friend of soccer superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that the Portuguese is seeking Real Madrid exit because he no longer wants to play in Spain anymore. A Portuguese sports daily, A Bola added that the 4-time Ballon d’Or winner is deeply “disenchanted” with the tax fraud allegations against him. The 32 year-old’s potential destinations have been identified as  Man United, PSG and the Chinese Super League. Ronaldo who Real Madrid to their 12th European Cup earlier this month after scoring two goals in a 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final,  has been directly involved in 517 goals in 394 appearances for...

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Check out the Premier League fixtures for 2017/2018 season.

  The 2017/18 Premier League fixtures have been released. Champions, Chelsea FC’s first game at home is against Burnley. Download the 2017/18 Premier League fixtures directly into your calendar Saturday, 12 August, 2017 Arsenal v Leicester City Brighton v Manchester City Chelsea v Burnley Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town Everton v Stoke City Manchester United v West Ham United Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur Southampton v Swansea City Watford v Liverpool West Bromwich Albion v AFC Bournemouth Saturday, 19 August, 2017 AFC Bournemouth v Watford Burnley v West Bromwich Albion Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United Leicester City v Brighton Liverpool v Crystal...

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Opinion: The #HallelujahChallenge and a People’s Love for Magic |By: Wole Aguda

I stopped being a fan of exaggerated worship or public display of godliness when I realized that it was possible to be outwardly pristine and internally depraved of morality. Humanity has mastered the art of stripping clothes off the body of another with just the mind so public works are at best a facade. The real treasure of the person to me is therefore the mind from whence actions emanate. So, corporate worship, while excellent and an expression of the unity of the church is adorable, it is however meaningless when so called worshipers promote hate. You cannot serve...

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Opinion: London is Not The Only Place Under Terrorist Attack | By: Tony Ogunlowo

On the 22nd of May, 22-year old Salman Abedi exploded a shrapnel-loaded bomb killing himself and 23 others, injuring 119, some seriously, after an Arianna Grande concert in Manchester. Twelve days later on the 3rd of June, in London, three terrorists killed 8 people and injured a further 48 before being gunned down by armed police. The world media, and leaders, went into overdrive decrying the atrocities, holding vigils and benefit concerts for the victims, showing solidarity with the cities of London and Manchester. But London and Manchester were not the only places in the world to come under...

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Manchester United won’t renew Zlatan’s contract.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not been offered a new contract at Manchester United. The Swede who scored 28 goals, delivered 8 assists and 3 trophies agreed a one-year contract, with the club but his contract ahs not bee renewed and he will be out of contract by June 30. The 35 year-old who suffered a knee ligament injury in April became the oldest ever player to reach 15 goals in a Premier League season. His one season at the club  saw him winning the Europa League,  League Cup , Community Shield купить кресло мешок в...

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Dry Movie: Stephanie Linus reacts to copyright infringement allegations

Nigerian actress and filmmaker, Stephanie Linus has reacted to copyright infringement allegations of her ‘DRY’ movie script. Read her response below. “Character assassination is at once easier and surer than physical assault; and it involves far less risk for the assassin. It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again, and may indeed win him the honors of a hero in the country of his victims.” – Alan Barth (1906 – 1979) On the 19TH of May, 2017, I received a letter from one Rafiu Bello acting on behalf of one Daniella Madudu accusing me...

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Photos: Family, friends, colleagues attend Moji Olaiya’s funeral ceremony

The internment of actress, Moji Olaiya took place at Ebonyi Vaults, Ikoyi cemetery today in the presence of her family members, friends and colleagues. The 42 year-old two died of heart attack in Canada last month. She is survived by aged parents, 18 year-old and 2-month old daughters, and siblings. May her soul find repose. Amen We gonna miss the nollywood legend Moji Olaiya… Rest In Peace.. Goodbye pic.twitter.com/X3iHITbsPj — KindlyFollowBack (@newscantell) June 7, 2017 2017 toyota...

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Photos From Actress, Moji Olaiya’s Service Of Songs

Friends, family and colleagues gathered at the LTV Blue roof, Lagos for the memorial service of late actress, Mojisola Olaiya.  A one-minute silence for the deceased was led by Toyin Aimakhu. Her emotional 18 year-old daughter, Adun said he is hopeful her mother is in a better place. Other colleagues also paid tribute to the mother of two. Her remains is expected to arrive the country today before her internment tomorrow morning at Ikoyi cemetery. See photos below:      ...

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Borussia Dortmund appoint Peter Bosz as new coach.

Borussia Dortmund have announced the appointment of Peter Bosz as their new coach, on a two-year deal.  The former Dutch football midfielder Peter Bosz has been in charge of four clubs since the start of 2016; namely: Vitesse Maccabi, Tel Aviv, Ajax Borussia Dortmund Nomad. He replaces Thomas Tuchel who left the club a week ago after two years in charge amid a clash with the club’s  CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke. “Borussia Dortmund is one of the largest clubs in Europe, and it is a great honour to manage this club. You only get to know your players properly when you train with them. We want...

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Climate Change: Trump is taking his administration in the opposite direction to the rest of the world.

“The millions of people living on the African continent are on the frontlines of climate change, and it is critical that polluters are held accountable for the suffering and injustice global warming is already inflicting” Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International (www.Greenpeace.org) said the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition. Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi said: “Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written in history as the day the US, under the administration of President Trump, turned its...

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