Barcelona 1 – 2 Real Madrid: Los Blancos Keep Title Chase Alive

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Barcelona 1 – 2 Real Madrid – Real Madrid breathed life into their dying La Liga title chase with a 2-1 victory over Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Barcelona 1 – 2 Real Madrid

With Barcelona leading Real Madrid with 10 points in the standings, a loss would have cemented a failed La Liga campaign for Zinedine Zidane’s men.

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Barcelona dominated what ended a scoreless first half, and were rewarded after the restart as defender Gerard Pique put them ahead in the 56th minute. Real came back quickly, with Karim Benzema pulling the visitors level with an acrobatic strike.

Barcelona seemed to have it all going their way, with a Gareth Bale goal being ruled out and captain Sergio Ramos being sent off for a second bookable offence moments later. However, it would be Real Madrid to celebrate, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing what proved to be the winner 5 minutes from time.

The loss meant Barcelona’s unbeaten streak ended at 39, and a glimmer of hope for Real Madrid’s title chase.

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Slaven Bilic Criticizes Kouyate Sending Off

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Slaven Bilic criticizes Kouyate sending off – West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has hit out hard at referee Mark Clattenburg for sending off midfielder Cheikou Kouyate.

Slaven Bilic criticizes Kouyate sending off

Slaven Bilic criticizes Kouyate sending off

Kouyate had made was seemed to be a clean tackle on Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle, and Clattenburg had responded with an instant red card.

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“For me it’s very simple to judge that situation,” the Hammers boss told West Ham TV.   “It’s nowhere near a red card and I think that anyone who had anything in any part of his life to do with football should say the same thing – there was no red card, no yellow card and it was in England not even a foul. Let’s say it’s a foul and that’s it, and it had a big impact on the game.”

West Ham were leading 2-1 at the point, and would well feel hard done as Gayle scored an equalizer later on, ensuring both sides went home with a share of the spoils.

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Liverpool 1 – 1 Tottenham: Spurs Fail To Close Gap On Leicester City

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Liverpool 1 – 1 Tottenham – Tottenham Hotspurs lost a chance to reduce the gap between themselves and Leicester City following a 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Liverpool 1 - 1 Tottenham

Liverpool 1 – 1 Tottenham

It was an open between both sides at Anfield, with Danny Sturridge and Harry Kane missing gilt-edged chances early on. The first half ended goalless, but Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho gave the home side the lead with a well-placed finish in the 51st minute.

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Liverpool’s lead didn’t last song, as 12 minutes later Kane leveled the game with his 22nd league goal of the season, and his 25th of the season.

Leicester City take on Southampton tomorrow, and will be hoping to take advantage of Tottenham’s slip to move one step closer to a fairy tale Premier League trophy.

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MUSIC: Olamide – Who You Epp? (Freestyle)

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Olamide out with a blazing hot freestyle titled ‘Who You Epp’ with topnotch instrumentals from Shizzi. Download mp3!

Naija’s hottest act, Olamide aka BaddoSneh aka PepeSneh, is currently touring the United States and selling out shows in every booked city. This hasn’t stopped the skilled rapper from recording something fresh for the fans. Earlier this week, the Abule Sowohitmaker Olamide met with hotshot producer Shizzi after performing in Atlanta (see pic above), and has just recorded this dope freestyle he calls “Who You Epp?” over a Shizzibeat.

If you feel you’re good enough, Baddo has left a FREE 16 bars for you to freestyle on. Up & coming acts, don’t miss this opportunity! by the way, Phyno‘s version of this track drops shortly. Stay Tuned



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Biafra, Buhari And The Easter Day Rising (1) – Fani-Kayode

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“The power of a bold idea uttered publicly in defiance of dominant opinion cannot be easily measured. Those special people who speak out in such a way as to shake up not only the self-assurance of their enemies, but the complacency of their friends, are precious catalysts for change.”― Howard Zinn.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

This is one of the most profound assertions that I have ever heard. We must all learn from it regardless of the challenges that we may be facing in our country today.

In a special message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States on August 8, 1950, President Harry S. Truman said,

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

Permit me to begin this essay with an aside. I do not intend to incite anyone against the government or the Nigerian state by making this contribution and neither do I believe in an armed struggle.

If there was ever an elephant in the Nigerian room then it is Biafra. Given that, let us explore it together in this two part discourse and let us bare our minds.

The Buhari administration cannot tolerate or brook any form of dissent and neither are they comfortable with criticism or free speech.

They are desperately trying to establish a culture of silence in our country. They are particularly uncomfortable with the subject matter of this essay.

Their double standards are made all the more manifest by the fact that they have acknowledged and recognised the right of self-determination for the people of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in their quest for independence from the Kingdom of Morocco whilst at the same time they have denied those that believe in the establishment of Biafra and the exercise of that very same right of self-determination here in Nigeria.

As if that were not bad enough, they went even further by describing Biafra as a matter that is “dead and buried” which must not be discussed under ANY circumstances.

The Buhari administration appears to have forgotten the fact that charity begins at home. You cannot give those from outside your shores what you are not prepared to offer your own people.

If the quest for independence is good enough for the people of Sahrawi Arab Republic, then surely it is good enough for the people of Biafra or any other ethnic nationality in Nigeria, if that is what they really want.

The suggestion that we should not even mention let alone discuss the idea of Biafra is simply absurd. Those that subscribe to that view often argue that three million people were killed in order to ensure that Nigeria was kept together and consequently there can be no going back.

This is a specious, self-serving and intellectually lazy argument. And this is especially so given the fact that those that have put it overlook the fact that the root causes of the civil war appear to be back with us today.

If you don’t cure the ailment and get rid of its root cause then you cannot complain about the consequences of its continued existence or its symptoms. If you don’t clean up the mess you cannot complain about its stench. Air freshener alone cannot do it: forgive my crudity but if you don’t flush the toilet after using it a terrible smell is bound to linger.

The matter is simple and clear: as long as the Igbo people of Eastern Nigeria feel marginalised, persecuted, cheated, vilified and wronged, the spirit of Biafra will continue to flourish.

As long as Igbos are targeted and slaughtered like flies at the drop of the hat in the Northern part of our country, or indeed in any other part, Biafra will continue to thrive and burn in the hearts of every Igbo man, woman and child. Whether we like it or not that is a reality and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

Quite apart from that I deeply resent the fact that our government has got the nerve and has cultivated the temerity to venture to tell us what we should and what we should not mention or discuss. Surely even the madness of tyranny has its limits.

Those that are at the helm of affairs in our country today may have the power to kill, torture, detain indefinitely or jail those that do not share their views but they do not have the power to kill an idea. And an idea whose time has come cannot be wished away or stopped by any force from hell or on earth.

In this essay, we shall defy the government, ignore the critics, shed the fear and share some inconvenient truths.

100 years ago, on what is known as the Easter Rising Day, the Republic of Ireland began their struggle for independence from Great Britain when a handful of brave men went to the centre of Dublin, raised the new Irish flag and openly declared the establishment of the Irish Republic.

The rebellion was crushed but it signaled the beginning of a prolonged armed struggle.

During the course of that struggle approximately thousands of Irish men, women and children were killed by the British occupation forces over the years but eventually the Republic of Ireland won their freedom and became an independent sovereign state.

A few days ago on Easter day, the Irish Government and people celebrated the 100th anniversary of Easter Rising Day with great pride, joy, pomp and style. The celebrations were attended by delegations from the Basque separatist movement and officials of the Catalan regional government of Spain.

Both of these courageous political movements have been attempting to exercise their right of self-determination, break off from Spain and establish their own independent nations for many years and as each year passes they are getting closer to achieving their objective.

Those that believe in the right of self-determination of the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria and particularly those that are fighting for the creation of the sovereign state of Biafra have so much to learn from the history and struggles of the people of Ireland.

The Irish suffered immeasurably under British occupation for hundreds of years and literally millions of them were enslaved and killed over that period of time.

Yet in the end they managed to break the yoke and secure their liberation and triumph over the cruel subjugation and tyranny of British rule.

It is my belief that by God’s grace those that are being oppressed, butchered and murdered by the Nigerian state today in an attempt to forcefully keep our country one and those that wish to break off to form their own country on the basis of the principle of self-determination shall also eventually prevail.

This is particularly so for the Igbo people of the South-Eastern region of our country who have suffered more than any other ethnic group in Nigeria. Permit me to remind those that doubt this assertion that it was the Igbo that were slaughtered in their hundreds of thousands in the core North during the pogroms of 1966.

Igbo men, women and children were butchered on sight all over the North simply because they were Igbo and for no other reason. Even pregnant women were not spared. This led directly to our civil war in which no less than three million Igbos were killed, including one million Igbo children who were starved to death.

After the war they were deprived of all their properties outside Igbo land except for in Lagos and the South-West where they were treated with some level of decency and allowed to have their properties back.

Everywhere else in the country they could not reclaim the properties that they owned before the war and such properties were declared “abandoned property”, confiscated by the various regional and state governments and handed over to the local indigenous people.

As if that were not bad enough, after the civil war every Igbo man and woman, no matter how much they had in the bank before the war, was given only twenty pounds from their respective banks to begin a new life. Millions of pounds and many fortunes were lost in this way and the truth is that the Igbo suffered immeasurably as a consequence of this unjust policy.

It is a testimony to their resilience and nothing else that they were able to get back on their feet and within a period of ten years after the civil war an Igbo man was elected Vice President of our country. They also thrived in the private sector due to their diligence and hard work.

Yet in spite of that the systemic persecution and marginalisation of the Igbo people did not stop within the federal government, the public sector, the civil service, the security and intelligence agencies and the Armed Forces.

They were prevented from reaching the top in virtually all these sectors right up until President Olusegun Obasanjo was elected in 1999.

It was President Olusegun Obasanjo that began the effective post-war rehabilitation of the Igbo in the public sector when he started to appoint them into sensitive and strategic positions within his government and within the security agencies and Armed Forces.

A good example of that is Lt.-General Chidabikia Isaac Obiokor, who was the first Igbo man to he appointed as GOC in the Nigerian Army since the civil war. Another is Mr. Ogbonna Okechukwu Onovo who was the first Igbo man to be appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police since the civil war and who was later appointed Inspector General of Police two years after Obasanjo left office.

Then came the Ojo Maduekwes, the Andy Ubas, the Ngozie Okonjo-Iwealas, the Charles Soludos, the Emeka Chikelus, the Frank Nwekes, the George Obiozors and so many other bright and promising stars from the East who all wielded far more influence and power than their political offices had to offer in President Obasanjo’s government and who were all his protégées and appointees.

Without Obasanjo’s premeditated and conscious policy of wanting to rehabilitate the Igbo and bring them back into the mainstream, none of these people would have achieved the great success that they have achieved today and none would have been brought into the national limelight.

Yet, despite Obasanjo’s efforts the truth is that, between 1970 when the war ended right up until today, whenever there are attacks against people in the Northern part of Nigeria, the Igbo are singled out for more slaughter, more ethnic cleansing and more mass murder than anyone else. (TO BE CONTINUED).

The views and opinions expressed here are those of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Woah! Lepacious Bose Is Now Really Lepa! [PHOTOS]

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Lepacious Bose is now really lepa – Popular comedienne Lepacious Bose has shared an awe-inspiring photo of her ongoing weight loss.

Lepacious Bose, whose real name is Bose Ogunboye, had called herself Lepacious as a play on her size, but began a weight loss campaign 2 weeks ago.

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Writing on her Instagram page, Bose talked about the struggles of losing weight, of occasionally falling behind and having to fight right back.

In the inspirational post, she added that though a slimmer frame had health benefits, people shouldn’t think it was a solution to everything, saying “you’d still have you’ll still have a bad day in the office, moments of self doubt, times when you feel undervalued.”

See the photo she posted below. To know how much she’s lost, see a photo of her before the weight loss right after.

Lepacious Bose is now really lepa

Lepacious Bose is now really lepa

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Army Refutes Report Of ‘Near Mutiny’ By Soldiers In Borno

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The Nigerian Army has debunked a report of ‘near mutiny’ by its soldiers in Borno state as published by some media outlets.

A report had made rounds that some irate soldiers prevented the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 7 Division, Maiduguri, Brigadier-General Victor Eziegwu from leaving a remote Borno village when he went there on a helicopter to address them.

According to the report, the furious soldiers drawn from 154 and 155 TF Battalions, held their GOC over food and water shortage.

The allegation reads: “There is no food or water and because of the minefields around the area, the only means to enter Alagarno safely is by air. No vehicle can go in and out now because of the mines. Instead of them to use helicopters to supply us water and food as they did when mines were planted along Bama to Banki road, the GOC used a helicopter to come and address us over irrelevant issues, warning us unnecessarily rather than address issues bordering on our welfare.”

However, a statement issued by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman stated that the report is untrue.

Usman, while acknowledging that the troops that captured the strategic forest of Alagarno, experienced some logistics problem that include water shortage due to some unforeseen circumstances which is normal in war situation, discredited the report.

The statement read in part, “If Alagarno is truly inaccessible, how did the gallant troops rout out the Boko Haram terrorists in the forest? The concoction of this story and the release of yet another video by some remnants of Boko Haram terrorists could be more than mere coincidence.

“Therefore, one begin to wonder what is the motive behind such false story by the reporter. For the avoidance of doubt, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Brigadier General VO Ezugwu indeed visited the troops and also supplied water to them.

“The GOC did not leave the troops as insinuated. Rather, the troops hailed the GOC for his passion and empathic disposition towards the soldiers. As a matter of fact, he actively participated in clearance operations along Bulablin – Alargano axis with the troops and was with them in their defensive location throughout.

“Consequently, the Nigerian Army wishes to request the retraction of this story by the paper and also enjoin reporters to always cross check their facts before filing their stories. They should also understand that misinformation by Boko Haram terrorists and their sympathizers greatly assist their evil activities.”

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Toke Makinwa Denies Having A Secret Child

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Toke Makinwa denies having a secret child – on-air personality and vlogger Toke Makinwa has responded to accusations that she has a secret child.

Toke Makinwa denies having a secret child

Toke Makinwa denies having a secret child

A comment on a picture on her Instagram page had alleged that Makinwa had a child and was hiding the baby from public view, and the YouTube star had added fuel to the fire by deleting the post.

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However, in a recent interview, Makinwa denied the allegations, saying it was impossible for her to hide such because of her popularity.

“I have been in this industry for over six years. My radio career started in 2010 and I am working with one of the most popular radio stations in Nigeria, I was on television and I have a Vlog. If I have a child, everyone would know. It is laughable and there is no iota of truth in that post,” she said.

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Gerrard Predicts Tough Times For Alli

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Former England captain and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard sees tougher times ahead for youngster Dele Alli.

Alli, 19, has been a rising star for Tottenham, breaking into a major role for England.

But everything will only become more difficult from this point on, according to Gerrard.

The former Liverpool skipper urged calm ahead of Euro 2016 and told Alli to enjoy the moment.

“If I could offer one piece of advice to Dele Alli and the England youngsters vying for a European Championship spot it’s this: embrace the moment because now it’s going to get really tough,” Gerrard wrote for the Telegraph.

“The last thing I want to do is put a dampener on the enthusiasm for our prospects this summer – I was as excited as everyone by our performance against Germany [a 3-2 win] – but two assets most lacking in the build-up to a major tournament tend to be calmness and perspective.”

Gerrard wrote that he has maintained an interest in Alli since the midfielder was at MK Dons in League One, prior to his Tottenham move last year.

The 35-year-old LA Galaxy man believes Alli deserves all the plaudits he has received.

“Alli has earned all the praise coming his way, particularly after such a mature performance against Germany,” Gerrard wrote.

“What I would say to him – and this is something he might not realise until later in his career – is keep that mindset as long as you can because playing football is never more enjoyable or less stressful than when you first come to the fore.

“When you make an impact at an early age for club and country it feels like everything is going your way and the whole world is on your side.

“You wish this feeling could last your whole career.”

Alli and title-chasing Tottenham face Gerrard’s former club, Liverpool, at Anfield on Saturday.

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Martinez: We Don’t Need To Sell Lukaku

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is putting stock in new billionaire investor Farhad Moshiri, saying they’re under no pressure to sell either Lukaku or Stones.

Romelu Lukaku and John Stones have both been linked with big money exit from the club, in favour of European football.

But Martinez said the club were under no pressure to sell anyone.

“We don’t have to cash in and we showed that last summer with John [amid interest from Chelsea],” said Martinez.

“That was a clear example and in the summer we are going to make decisions in the same way.

“The way we work at Everton, everything is going to be about football.

“What Mr Moshiri is bringing is a desire to be the best we can and to be the best in the British game.

“He knows we have to keep the players who are going to take Everton to the next level.”

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Boxing: Adrien Broner Challenges Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Adrien Broner challenges Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been called out by fellow boxer Adrien Broner.

Adrien Broner challenges Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Adrien Broner challenges Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Broner had defeated British boxer Ashley Theopane whom Mayweather was promoting, and the two had fallen out along the way.

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Broner said: “Somebody I look up to and somebody I admire talked all bad about me. I don’t know how you all like it. I didn’t like it. I learn s–t from physical activity, so me and Floyd, we got a feud.”

“I’m a man, at the end of the day, and I come from the streets, from the bottom. I come from nothing, and I will never let a man disrespect me. He got to come see me. We got to get it on.”

Mayweather wasn’t too interested in Broner’s words, telling NFL Network’s: “I don’t play kid games with Adrien Broner.”

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Drew Barrymore And Will Kopelman Are Divorcing

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Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman are divorcing – Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore is reportedly set to divorce actor husband Will Kopelman.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman are divorcing

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman are divorcing

The couple have been married for 3 years and have 2 children — 3-year old Olive and 2-year Frankie — but are now set to go their separate ways.

“They are living separately. Over the past few months, things seem to be up and down with the couple,” according to E! News. “He has not been involved in her company Flower. They seemed also to not be very close or connected as a couple. Drew never spoke bad about her husband, they just seemed very disconnected.”

It’s a sharp turn from December 2014, when Barrymore had spoken about how happy she was to be married to be Kopelman.

“Marriage is great and the kids are the best. I know that everyone says you’re supposed to treat your spouse as equal as your kids, but I struggle every day of who I love the most. I love them all!”

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