Wimbledon 2016: Nick Kyrgios Admits Losing Belief After Murray Bashing

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Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has revealed he lost his confidence during a bashing at the hands of Andy Murray at Wimbledon.

It took Murray only one hour and 43 minutes to wrap the tie up, and speaking to reporters after the game, Kyrgios admitted his performance was poor.

READ: Bounced: Hamilton Turned Away From Wimbledon Finals For Unacceptable Dressing

“It was a good first set. The rest of the match was pretty pathetic. As soon as I lost the first set, I just lost belief. I think when things get tough, I’m just a little bit soft. Was it like a switch-flicking? Kind of, I guess, yeah.”

He added: “I don’t love the sport. But I don’t really know what else to do without it. One week I’m pretty motivated to train and play. I’m really looking forward to getting out there. One week I’ll just not do anything.”

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We Will Defend Ourselves Against Fulani Herdsmen – Adamawa Community Warns

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The Njiya-Goron Community of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State has warned that should in case the Government and all the relevant security agencies fail to protect them against the heinous attacks always meted on them by some suspected Fulani herdsmen, they will not have any option than take drastic measures to protect themselves against the attackers.

They accused the Adamawa State Government, the Adamawa Emirate Council, Girei Local Government Council and Girei District Council of taking not action to stop any further attacks despite identifying the arrowheads of the attack and those herdsmen that participated fully in the heinous crime.

“In view of the stated facts, we condemn the lukewarm attitude, belated reaction,and the unholy silence of the state and Federal Governments over the massacre of our people. We equally condemn the sentimental and pathological discrimination against our people”, they said.

While addressing journalists in Yola the leader of the group, Manassah K.Nayangom (Rtd) also revealed that property worth over N2 billion were destroyed and some were looted by the Fulani marauders.

Njiya-Goron community comprises of 13 villages and one among 10 Political Ward in Fire LGA who are mostly predominantly Farmers also dragged the Federal government, the police and Military before the the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) the attacks and Killing of their men.

According to them:

“The graveyard silence, and the discrimination meted in our devastated community in which we were left to bear the brunt of an armed attacks where the Fulani herdsmen plotted and prepare under the watchful eyes of the state and Federal Governments without taking any decisive action to foil it. The said attacks had Left 65 members of the community dead. There were wanton destruction and looting of our properties worth billions of Naira by the Vandals. This left us with no alternative than to run to the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) in order to enforce our fundamental human right,as we hold Strong that, the right to life is a universal gift of God that no race or tribe no matter how strong can lay higher claim to it as being insinuated by the Fulani herdsmen “.

Mr Mayangom who circulated copies of the petition among journalists said the security services and the authorities in the state failed to stop attacks that left 65 people dead in January.

Fulani cattle men and the Njiya-Goron communities have had several minor clashes before the escalation of the crisis with the Fulanis accusing the natives of cow stealing and killing of herdsmen while the communities decrying unprovoked mayhem and destruction by the cattlemen.

Mayangum decried the continued threat to peace in the six affected villages, forcing more people to flee the area.

Alleged plot to eliminate his kins men of Bwatiye ethnic group with the tacit approval of government, traditional authorities as well as security agencies who disregarded all effort by the community to avert the January mayhem.

Credit: Tom Garba, Yola

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Nigeria Police Appoint 7 DIGs

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment of seven Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs) to oversee the seven management departments of the Force.

The approval was contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission.

This is coming barely days after the Force retired about 21 Assistant Inspectors General (AIGs).

READ ALSO: Nigeria Police Retire 21 AIGs

The 7 DIGs comprise of a former Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and six former Commissioners of Police (CP).

The officers and their new designations are: Former Assistant Inspector General, Mr. Shuaibu Gambo, now DIG: Department of Finance and Administration, Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Joshak Habila- DIG, takes over the Department of Operations and former Commissioner of Police (CP) Mr. Maigari Abbati Dikko, now DIG, Department of Logistics and Supply.

READ ALSO: Buhari Appoints Ibrahim Idris As New Police IG (Photos)

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p style=”text-align: justify”>The others as stated in the statement include: Commissioner of Police H. M. Dagala – DIG, Department of FCIID, CP Emmanuel T. Inyang – DIG, Department of Training and Development, CP Ntom Chukwu, DIG, Department of Research and Planning, CP Folusho A. Adebanjo – DIG Department of ICT and CP Abdul Bube, – AIG Force Secretary.

Further details later

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Kachikwu Replaced As Buhari Appoints Baru As New NNPC GMD

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President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday approved the appointment of Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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Buhari appoints Maikanti Kacalla Baru as new GMD of NNPC

This is contained in a statement signed and issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

The statement said the board of the corporation, which was dissolved last year, had been reconstituted.

Baru replaces Ibe Kachikwu, who was appointed in August, and retained the position two months later when he was appointed minister of state for petroleum.

READ ALSO: Nigeria Loses N1.3bn Daily To Attacks On Oil Facilities By Avengers

Kachikwu is now allowed to remain as minister of state for petroleum and will serve as chairman of the new NNPC board.

The new board is composed of the following:

A. Chairman-Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum;
B. Group Managing Director- Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru;
C. The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance; Mahmoud Isa Dutse, and
D. The following six persons:
1. Mallam Abba Kyari
2. Dr Thomas M.A John
3. Dr Pius O. Akinyelure
4. Dr Tajuddeen Umar
5. Mallam Mohammed Lawal, and
6. Mallam Yusuf Lawal.

President Buhari urges the new board to ensure the successful delivery of the mandate of the NNPC, ” and serve the nation by upholding the public trust placed on them in managing this critical national asset.”

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Emery: PSG Are Out To Win Everything

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PSG gaffer Unai Emery is looking to win everything with the club. And is not letting the expectations of taking over from Blanc weigh him down.

PSG sacked Laurent Blanc, despite leading them to consecutive domestic trebles. They replaced him with the former Sevilla boss.

The Frenchman failed to conquer Europe for the ligue 1 giants. With the loss to Manchester City in the quarterfinals, the fourth consecutive exit at that stage.

By contrast, Emery has enjoyed great success in continental competition, guiding Sevilla to three straight Europa League triumphs and is eager for more silverware.

“PSG’s expectations are extremely high. It’s a club of winners. I thrive on challenges… We want to win everything,” Emery said.

“What is the limit of this team? There is none.

“The Champions League? Of course it is an important aim, but there are others.

“Our goal is to continue progressing, improving and growing. There is great optimism. With the current team, I think we can achieve big things.”

PSG have been active in the transfer market, signing playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa, midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and defender Thomas Meunier.

But Emery hinted PSG still need to strengthen in attack before the start of the new campaign.

“We still need to make a few adjustments and we’re currently looking for the perfect option to strengthen our attack,” he added.

Meanwhile Al-Khelaifi insisted Emery was always at the top of PSG’s list of targets to replace Blanc.

“He was the first option, the first choice, we didn’t speak to anyone other than coach Unai,” Al-Khelaifi said.

“He is a coach who works very, very hard, who is close with the players and who has developed young players – that is very important for us.”

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Hot Shots! Yemi Alade Debuts Fashion Label “H.O.T” At #AFWN2016 (Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016)

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Yemi Alade makes her as a clothing fashion designer at the grand finale of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016, showcasing the first ever collection from her fashion label House of Tangerine (H.O.T).

 

The award-winning diva who is the the ambassador for the 2016 Africa Fashion Week Nigeria & London, served a dramatic showing with Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Inkanyezi Nezazi (Star and the Wiseman)”, Yemi Alade’s “Johnny”, smoke, stunning models and casual chic pieces from her line. The collection saw Yemi Alade’s H.O.T brand partner with Iconic Invanity’s diffusion line D.N.A. Immediately after her first fashion show outing; Yemi Alade took guests present at the gala on a musical journey performing live emotive renditions of “Na Gode”,Ferrari and her most recent singleKoffi Anan. The collection was styled by celebrity stylist Jane Michael Ekanem and cool shades were provided by Bapmod.
 
The “Mama Africa” singer expresses her gratitude for the opportunity to showcase and debut her fashion line, which has been a dream of hers. Yemi Alade also made it known that, H.O.T is a new chapter that she aims to explore deeply, and comes after the release of her praised #YAC jewelry collection last year in conjunction with online fashion retailer Bland 2 Glam
 
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Oladipo Looking Forward To New Start With OKC

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New OKC Thunder guard, Victor Oladipo is at Summer League, supporting his new teammates. And takes time to discuss his excitement at joining the Thunders.

Three years after joining the Orlando Magic, as part of a youth movement, with the future in mind. He is leaving for another city, Oklahoma City with a differences attitude.

A little more than a week since the draft night deal that sent the 6-4 guard to the Thunder, he’s still adjusting to the idea.

“I’ve dreamed about that stage, you know?” Oladipo said at the Orlando Pro Summer League. “Dreamed about the opportunity to be on that type of stage and have that opportunity to compete for a championship, and now I have that opportunity. So I’ve got to take full advantage of it.”

Since the Magic made him the No. 2 overall pick in 2013, Oladipo was named to the All-Rookie first team in 2014 and has averaged 15.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists. But none of the 224 NBA games he’s got under his belt have come in the playoffs and that is expected to change.

“It’s kind of funny from going from one extreme to another,” Oladipo said. “But it’s pretty cool. It’s all a blessing, and I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life. It was shock at first. But once it settled in I got really excited, really fast.”

Westbrook sent out a Snapchat right after the deal was made public that said: “It’s curtains.”

“He reached out to me five minutes after the trade happened,” Oladipo said. “He’s excited. I don’t know if he’s as excited as I am. He just asked me if I was ready and asked me if I’m excited. I told him I’m ready. And I’m excited. It’s gonna be fun, man. Just can’t wait to put on that uniform and compete.”

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Kim Kardashian Lands Herself In Another Photoshop Trouble With This Latest Stunt

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Kim Kardashian has gotten social media angry again as she lands herself into another photoshop controversy. The mother of two gets the heat from fans after she appeared in Fergie’s new video “M.I.L.F.$” for having an unrealistic-looking waistline.

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Kimmy K appeared alongside Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, Alessandra Ambrosio and other hot celeb mamas in the video. However, she alone stood out with her tiny waist, throwing speculation that it may have been photoshopped.

READ: Chrissy Teigen, Kim Kardashian, Others Feature In Fergie’s New Video

Kim has claimed that she has worked hard to get her pre-baby body back but her bod in the video seems too good to be true and fans are not taking it sitting down. They went hard at her on Twitter.

Watch the video below

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Kevin Durant To Sign With Warriors

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OKC Thunder forward, Kevin Durant has revealed he will be signing with the Golden State Warriors.

He announced his decision on Monday, saying it has been “by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life”.

Rumours have it he is expected to sign a two-year $54.3 million contract. With a player option at the end of the of the first year.

“The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction,” Durant wrote. “But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth.

“With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.”

“I’m from Washington, D.C. originally, but Oklahoma City truly raised me,” Durant wrote. “It taught me so much about family as well as what it means to be a man. There are no words to express what the organization and the community mean to me, and what they will represent in my life and in my heart forever. The memories and friendships are something that go far beyond the game. Those invaluable relationships are what made this deliberation so challenging.

“It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career.”

After Durant signs with Golden State, two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry will become the fourth-highest-paid player on the Warriors. Durant will be No. 1, followed by Klay Thompson ($16.6 million), Draymond Green ($15.3 million) and Curry ($12.1 million), who can become a free agent after next season.

Durant’s contract can be finalized July 7, when a leaguewide moratorium is lifted on signings and trades.

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ICYMI: Fernando Torres Pens One Year Contract With Atletico

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Following the expiration of Fernando Torres’ contract with AC Milan. The Spanish striker has signed a one-year contract with Atletico Madrid.

“I’m delighted to continue at home, the only place where I ever wanted to be, and it has finally come true,” Torres told Atletico’s official website.

“[I am] happy to be here. I’ve never had doubts about where I wanted to be during all this process in which we didn’t know what was going to happen and, in the end, what matters is that I have achieved what I was expecting.”

Torres joined Atletico on an 18-month loan from AC Milan in January 2015 but scored just six times in 27 appearances before the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

The striker’s difficulties continued the following season but, after a drought of more than four months, he scored his 100th goal for the club in the 3-1 victory over Eibar in February this year.

Torres joined Atletico as an 11-year-old and made his debut aged 17 in a match against Leganes in 2001.

Sporting director Jose Luis Caminero is delighted to have retained the services of such a player, who is an example to young players at the club.

“[This is] great news for everyone, since Fernando is part of the family and all the Atleticos are delighted with the fact that he can continue with us,” he enthused.

“He knows the club perfectly and is a benchmark for all of his team-mates. The players trained in our academy have a model to follow and he always has good advice to give to them.

“He is a man with a tremendous experience, used to winning titles and competing at the highest level.”

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Hello Sexy! Waje Looks Stunning in Sheer Bejewelled Dress for The Voice (Photos)

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The Voice coach and ONE ambassador, Waje was a vision in a sheer black Democratic Republic dress she wore for the voice Nigeria last night.

Waje stunned in the black dress that delicately showed off her decolletage and hugged her curves in all the right places. Her make up look was a luminous bronze look with a bold red lip. Make up and styling: Artistry By Tolani.

Check out lovely pictures of Waje last night below;

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BREAKING: Court Upholds Sheriff’s Removal As PDP Chairman

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Court Upholds Sheriff’s Removal As PDP Chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has on Monday upheld the removal of Senator Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

At the delivering of judgement in a suit brought before the court by the PDP, Justice‎ Mohammed Liman, declared that the National Convention that removed Sheriff was legal.

READ ALSO: PDP Confirms Modu Sheriff’s Removal At Saturday’s Convention

In a related development, the Edo state chapter of the PDP has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ignore Sheriff’s candidate for the upcoming governorship elections.

READ ALSO: Crisis Brews In PDP As Jerry Gana, Others ‘Fire’ Party Chairman | Sheriff Reacts

In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the Ahmed Makarfi faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP averred that Osagie Ize-Iyamu remains the only recognised candidate who will stand in the elections.

The statement read: “In Edo, the Sheriff faction is saying INEC must recognise the candidate submitted by it (Sheriff faction). How would INEC take something from a man that is only a busybody to the party?

“If a court had ruled that Sheriff is not the chairman of the PDP, how then would a court say that INEC should recognise a candidate recognised by Sheriff.”

Adding that “Sheriff is saying that he is the national chairman of the PDP by a court order even when the governors and other members of the party have rejected him. Some people are trying to use the judiciary to destroy Nigeria’s democracy.

“An example is what is playing out in Abia State. But we are not going to allow our nation’s democracy to be destroyed. Nigeria has become a laughing stock and we must sensitise people to this because it (indiscriminate court injunctions) is a new development.

 “People are trying to manipulate the judiciary for their own gains and this is dangerous for democracy. The PDP National Convention is supreme and Sheriff has no legal basis to parade himself as the PDP national chairman.”

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Court Grants N250m Bail Each To Fani-Kayode And 3 Others

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The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has granted a N250 million bail each to a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and three others charged with money laundering.

Also granted bail in the same sum by the presiding judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, are Nenadi Usman – who is a former finance minister – Danjuma Yusuf and the Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd.

READ ALSO: EFCC Wants Refund Of N840m Without Trial – Fani-Kayode Alleges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had last week Tuesday arraigned the four accused persons on a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, corruption and making cash payments exceeding the amount authorized by law.

Fani-Kayode and his co-defendants, are accused of diverting about N4.9 billion belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria for political and personal uses.

READ ALSO: N1.5bn Fraud: EFCC To Arraign Fani-Kayode, Ex-Finance Minister And Others

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

At the passing of his verdict on their bail application on Monday, the judge held that there was no evidence that the accused would interfere with trial if granted bail.

The judge also stressed that denying the accused bail, especially as the courts prepare for vacation would not serve the interest of justice.

READ ALSO: ‘I’ve Met All My Bail Conditions, Release Me’ – Fani-Kayode To EFCC

However, Hassan stated that each of the defendants must provide two sureties who own landed properties within the court’s jurisdiction, as well as deposit their travel passports with the court.

He then adjourned till October 19, 20, and 21, for trial.

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EFCC Withdraws Diezani From Money Laundering Trial

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has applied to withdraw Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister, from a money laundering trial.

The application for removal was made by the prosecution, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), on behalf of the anti-graft agency, before Justice Binta Nyako, of the federal high court in Abuja on Monday, June 4, 2016.

TheCable gathered that during the arraignment of Jide Omokore – the chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited, associate of Diezani and other accused persons the counsel to the defendants had argued that their clients would not take their plea when the prosecution had not shown any evidence of proof of service on Madueke and one Kolawole Akane, who were both said to be wanted.

READ ALSO: Money Laundering: EFCC Interrogates Diezani’s Husband, Alison Madueke

The defendant counsel also lamented that Diezani and Akane were charged together with Omokore, but the prosecution had failed to put them on the defence list.

After much deliberation, the judge held that the charge brought by the accused persons before the court was not ripe for plea.

Shortly after her ruling, the EFCC counsel made an oral application to remove the names of Madueke and Akane from the charge sheet.

READ ALSO: EFCC Arrests Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu And Jide Omokore Over Money Laundering

The prosecution, thereafter, asked the court to allow the accused persons to take their plea, which they did.

Omokore, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering to the tune of N400billion, was arraigned on Monday before Justice Nyako of the federal high court in Abuja, alongside other accused persons.

The other defendants to the charge are Victor Briggs, Abiye Memnere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited.

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JAMB Issues Admission Modalities Into Federal, State And Private Universities (2016/17)

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) has issued its modalities for admission into Federal, State and Private Universities in Nigeria for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.

READ ALSO: FG Officially Cancels Post-UTME, Threatens Sanctions

The modalities were released after the 7th Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions was held between the Board and stakeholders on Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 at the NUC.

READ ALSO: JAMB: Nigerian Govt Scraps Post UTME, Pegs Cut-Off Points At 180

At the meeting, the Honorable Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, directed the immediate stoppage of Post UTME TEST by ALL tertiary institutions.

Click HERE to see Modalities for Admission into State Universities for 2016/17 session.

Click HERE to see Modalities for admission into Federal Universities for 2016/17 session.

Click HERE to see Modalities for admission into Private Universities for 2016/17 session.

It would be recalled, the Minister of Education, in a statement, last week, stressed on the cancellation of post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by universities as entry requirement for undergraduate degree programmes.

He said: “The ban is with immediate effect and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive. Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately.

“If any tertiary institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from candidates must be refunded immediately.”

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Mayowa Nicholas is Back At It Again! She features in Miu Miu’s Fall 2016 Campaign

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Mayowa Nicholas is a Nigerian Model who won the elite model look back in 2014. She is signed to Beth models and is doing us proud!

Most recently, she featured in United colors of Bennet and Dolce and Gabbana ad campaign. And now she is part of Miu Miu Fall 2016 campaign led by American actress Amanda Seyfriend, the Fall/Winter 2016 campaign captures a weekend at the Houghton Hall estate in Norfolk, England.

The campaign also stars Anna Ewers, Dasha Dogusheva, Dilia Martins, Jeny Howorth and Taylor Hill.

Have a look at the campaign below;

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Record Labels And Investors: N100 Million Won’t “Blow” Your Artiste

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RECORD LABELS & INVESTORS:  N100 MILLION WON’T “BLOW” YOUR ARTISTE

Ever heard an Investor or label executive complain about whooping huge sums spent on an Artiste without recouping a nickel, dime or kobo? Ever wondered why you have spent so much on producing great songs, promotion and excellent visuals but nothing to show for such expenses? Ever followed up an artiste you love so much because such artiste makes good music and well-funded but no progress?

Don’t let the headline mislead you into believing huge funding isn’t needed to build a well structure label and of course NGN 100 Million will do great.

Many have opined that all you need is money to hit the mainstream fan base in Nigeria and that’s the only way to “blow” as we usually say it here. Let me categorically put it out there that the amount you spend in the hope of “blowing” an artiste doesn’t guarantee success. What guarantees success is how the money is spent, on what it is spent on and the expected return on the monies spent.

These criteria aren’t exhaustive but they form the basis on how the record label or team must be structured, with respective roles and goals assigned. The music industry in Nigeria isn’t really structured as we expect it to be when compared to traditional understanding of music industry globally but this doesn’t impliedly mean there is entirely no widely accepted “Modus operandi” within this over $2 Million dollars’ sector of the Entertainment-cum-creative Industry.

This “Modus Operandi” must be well understood by the record labels or those the record label contract the job to because if this operational model isn’t well understood, the funds spent will only go to waste.

From understanding the idea of “radio friendly music “, “entertainment industry relations”,” corporate alignment”, “legal knowledge”, “paper work/proper documentation” to “Proper accounting system”, any record label or investor must understand that knowing and understanding these details makes the label strong, accountable and progressive.

Spending millions of naira on an artiste who hasn’t earned a million can be farfetched and counterproductive. So is the same when running a record label or a management imprint without proper incorporation and legal requirements fulfilled. Structuring your label to include content team, promotional team, and creative team amongst others isn’t as expensive as just spending cash for persons who are out to swindle you; popularly known as the “I am intos……”

Label executives and Investors need to always ask the right questions before embarking on money-jamboree on any artiste. I do understand and appreciate that most record labels in Nigeria emerge out of passion but that shouldn’t limit the passionate creation to a nomadic and unprofessional home of directionless investors and creatives.

As always, we shall charge record labels, management imprints and investors to ask the right questions before disbursing cash.

Questions like:

  1. What structures and/or operational model have we put in place?
  2. What are the functions of these structures/model?
  3. Who are those responsible for these functions and what are their deliverables?
  4. How do we compensate the achievement of the deliverables?
  5. What are the risk factors?
  6. Are the risks manageable?

These questions are not comprehensive and are dependant, relatively, on the goals of record labels, management imprints, and investors in question.

Questions will also depend on the strength of the label in terms of financing and content focus (not that we have label with genre-specific focus in Nigeria).

 

 

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#TransferLatest: Man City Sign New Midfielder Zinchenko

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Oleksandr Zinchenko has signed for Manchester City from FC Ufa. With the EPL club announcing the signing of the 19-year-old.

The teenager came into limelight with the Russian club in the 2015/16 season. And was called up to the Ukraine squad for the Euro 2016, he featured in all three of their matches.

Zinchenko also garnered fame in his home country, when he became the youngest player to score for Ukraine. Breaking a record previously held by Shevchenko in the 3-2 win over Romania in May.

The former Shakthar Donetsk man can play on either flank. And will be working with Guardiola, following the signing of Gundogan, Mooy and Nolito in the ongoing transfer window.

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Nigeria are you ready? Jack Daniel’s Global Barrel Hunt For Its 150th Anniversary Is Going To Be In Nigeria!

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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, the oldest registered distillery in the U.S., Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey last week announced the Jack Daniel’s Barrel Hunt, a global scavenger hunt that will unite Friends of Jack across the world. The first Barrel Hunt will take place at the home of the distillery in Lynchburg on July 1 and visit more than 50 countries in 90 days including Nigeria.

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Jack Daniel’s will provide clues via its local Facebook pages to help fans find the hidden whiskey barrels around the world, giving them the opportunity to win unique, specially designed prizes to commemorate the distillery’s 150th anniversary.

 

Each hidden barrel in the scavenger hunt was handcrafted from the distillery and used to mature Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey before being specially fabricated for the Barrel Hunt to house prizes, including an original, one-of-a-kind bar kit made with white oak from the barrels. Barrel Hunt winners from Nigeria will also receive the authentic Jack Daniel’s barrel they find along with a travel ticket to experience the 150th anniversary celebration in Lynchburg Tennessee.

Official rules and regulations, and details on locations and dates for the Jack Daniel’s Barrel Hunt will be released in the coming weeks.

Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly.

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Buhari Issues New Directive To EFCC On Arms Probe Report

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An investigative panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari through the Office of the National Security Adviser to probe arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 has submitted another report on the arms procurement scandal to the President.

It was gathered that shortly after the president approved the report, he empowered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to go after all those indicted in the new report; even as he directed that all the persons mentioned should be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

READ ALSO: EFCC Arrests Iyiola Omisore Over N1.3bn Ekiti Election Loot

The report submitted by the presidential panel is the third report so far submitted to the President by the committee, according to The PUNCH.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that the President received the report during the week (last week) and he has since approved it,” an unnamed source revealed.

Another informed source revealed that; “The fraud uncovered in this fresh report is massive. All things being equal, the government will be looking at the possibility of making highlights of the report public this week, probably during the Sallah break.”

The President has directed that we explore the option of prosecuting indicted persons immediately instead of first publicising their names thereby giving some of them the leeway to escape justice.”

The source further disclosed that efforts were already ongoing by the committee to get across to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to discuss the prosecution of the freshly indicted persons.

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BREAKING: Twitter Suspends Niger Delta Avengers Account

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Online social networking giant, Twitter, has on Monday morning suspended the official account of the Niger Delta Avengers (@NDAvengers), militant group in Nigeria.

READ ALSO: Avengers Stages Fresh Attacks On Chevron, NNPC Facilities In Niger Delta

The suspension is coming barely hours after the militant group confirmed online a string of attacks on oil facilities belonging to the NNPC and Chevron Nigeria Limited within the Niger Delta region.

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Twitter suspends Niger Delta Avengers account

The rationale behind the suspension may not be unconnected to the usage of the micro blogging site by the militant group as a medium to peddle its heinous activities.

The NDA’s Twitter account, when visited on Monday morning, read:

“This account has been suspended,” asking users to “enter a topic, @name, or full name.”

Meanwhile, an official statement has not been issued in connection to the account suspension by either Twitter or the Niger Delta Avengers militant group.

READ ALSO: Niger Delta Avengers Now Ready For Dialogue, Lists Conditions

The group has been responsible for the recent major attacks on oil facilities in the Niger-Delta region.

READ ALSO: Niger Delta Avengers Launches New Website 24 Hours After Shutdown

Following one of Twitter account suspension rules, “once an account engages in abusive behaviour, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.”

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Model and Media Personality, Idia Aisien, Celebrates Birthday With Stunning Images

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Idia Aisien, a model who has graced the campaigns of top fashion houses like Maki Oh and Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, is a year older today.
Idia is also TV presenter on Spice TV and she celebrates her birthday with these gorgeous photos. The beautiful model and television host is excited to enter this new phase of her life.
Have a look at some of the gorgeous photos she shared below;
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Happy Birthday Idia!
Credits :
Photography : Emmanuel Oyeleke @emmanueloyeleke
Hair : Ben Sylva @benflashessylva
Make Up : Chidinma Obiemeka @Beautietreats
Styling/Creative Direction :  Zina Anumudu @ozinna

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2016 Season Of Soyinka: Jide Kosoko, Chigul, Emmaohmygod, Oreka Godis And Kenneth Uphopho Get Together For The Classic Play ‘The Trials Of Brother Jero’

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Live Theatre on Sunday Theatre Production presents Wole Soyinka’s comic masterpiece, ‘The Trials of Brother Jero’ for the 2016 Season of Soyinka on July 8th and 9th at the RadissonBlu Anchorage Hotel, Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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‘The Trials of Brother Jero’ written by Wole Soyinka, is a hilarious comedy set on the now defunct Lagos Bar Beach featuring an unscrupulous young prophet and his antics. Originally published in 1969, the play which lampoons greed in society is a classic comedy piece bound to relax its audience. The play is directed by Kenneth Uphopho (‘Saro The Musical’, ‘London Life, Lagos Living’ and ‘Paw Studios’ ) and  produced by Adenugba Oluwanishola (Live Theatre on Sunday Series, King Baabu, Belong, A True Christmas Story , Band Aid), and parades Nigeria’s entertainment heavy weights including Chigul, EMMAOHMYGOD, Oreka Godis ( Host, UrbanFM  and Ebonylife TV’s Love Lounge , Actress and Celebrity), Jide Kosoko, Patrick Diabuah (‘Saro The Musical’, ‘Before30’, ‘Wakaa The Musical’), Paul Alumona, Debbie Ohiri (Naija Woman ‘Hear Word’), Goodness Emmanuel (‘Band Aid’, ‘Shattered’)Opeyemi Dada and a host of other fantastic talents.

 

The Trials of Brother Jero is showing on Friday, July 8th and on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 by 3pm and 7pm respectively. Tickets are on sale at TerraKulture, Victoria Island at N5,000 for Regular Tickets and 15,000 for Prestige Class Tickets.  The play is sponsored by MTN and supported by UBER, AXA Mansard Insurance PLC, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Seven Up Bottling Company, 99.9 BeatFM, 97.3 Classic FM,  Africa Movie Channel Startimes 018, Swift Networks, Pulse NG, Naij.com, JiJiNG, DSTV AfricaMagic, YNaija, 360Nobs, Moskedapages, StyleVitae, 96.9 Cool FM, 99.3 Nigeria Info and FUSENG.

For more details or simply call 0803827973, 08147453598 or tweet @livetiataonsun, message @livetheatreonsunday on Instagram.

 

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Zaza: Penalty Miss Will Stay With Me Forever

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Italy forward Simone Zaza will not forget his disastrous penalty miss in the Euro 2016. As the Azzurri crashed out against Germany in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

The Juventus man was brought on in the closing seconds of extra time, so he could take part in the shootout. Unfortunately, he sent his effort over the crossbar after a staggered run, that has been ridiculed.

Italy lost the shootout 6-5 to Germany. And while Zaza points out he sent Neuer the wrong way, he will not be forgetting the miss anytime soon.

Speaking to Mediaset as Italy were greeted by supporters at Malpensa airport in Milan, Zaza said: “I missed the most important penalty of my career and it will be with me for the rest of my life. I’m sorry to have disappointed Italians.

“I have always taken my penalties like that and was convinced I would score. I did send Manuel Neuer the wrong way, but unfortunately the ball went too high.

“It will be difficult, but I want to get over it. I want the Italians to know that we gave everything.

“The fans realised we did all we could and I am happy with the welcome we have had – I knew they would understand. It is a shame about the penalties as we were doing something extraordinary.”

Following the clash in Bordeaux, Germany face a semi-final against hosts France in Marseille on Thursday, while Italy begin a new era under Giampiero Ventura after Antonio Conte’s departure for Chelsea.

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Our Top 8 Blockbuster Movies Of 2016 And Why We Think You Should Watch Them

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2016 has so far proven to be a great movie year. A lot of blockbuster movies have so far been released which have given cinema goers value for their money. If you’ve not had the privilege to watch some of the great movies that have so far been released this year, you really need to find the time to enjoy what some of us have.

Here are 8 movies that make the top chart.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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Warner Bros continue with their Superman franchise with Dawn of Justice and this one sets two super heroes, Superman and Batman against each other. The movie which was released on the 25th of march has intense fight scenes between some of the most loved superheroes while also featuring appearances from other super hero characters including Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) and Batman (Ben Affleck). The movie still includes Superman’s all time enemy, Lex Luthor who orchestrates a showdown against General Zod, in a race against Doomsday.

The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book was released April 15th and is an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories. Director Jon Favreau makes use of live actions and computer generated imaging to present an amazing Disney movie. More so, the voice cast, which includes Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Christopher Walken makes this Disney movie one that is worth watching.

READ: The 5 Best Movies Of Summer 2016

Deadpool

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This is one comic superhero film you can’t afford not to watch. The movie is based on a disfigured mercenary who has a flair for the profane and a need to be violent. The movie was released on February 12, after being in development for years as one of the installments of 20th century Fox’s X-Men film franchise. The movie went a long way in convincing viewers that superhero characters are not just all about brawn and muscles, but that they also can be funny and quacky.

Captain America: Civil War

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This crossover comic from the stables of Marvel Comics continues with its good run on Captain America: Civil War. The story follows the response of world governments to a disaster which led to the imposition of some sort of control over the growing number of superpowered beings in the world. This action leaves Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) at opposing ends which leads to violence. There were appearances from new stars including the Black Panther and (Chadwick Boseman) as well as superheroes from the Avengers movies. Spider-Man also made his first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in this movie. One thing this movie guarantees is non-stop action which is why it is a must see, if you haven’t done so already.

Warcraft

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This movie was released on June 10 and stars Travis Fimmel who played Viking leader Ragner Lothbrok on the History channel television series, Vikings. A couple of things worked in favour of Warcraft, especially it’s $100 million budget which helped to bring to life the movies’ epic fantasy landscape. Movie director Duncan Jones brought out the best in the actors and making good use of CGI technology for a storyline that finds humans and orcs on the brink of war. And the best part of the movie is that a franchise is most likely on its way.

X-Men: Apocalypse

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The X-Men franchise returns to its comic-book roots with X-Men: Apocalypse which was released on the 27th of May. This movie is the last of the trilogy that kicked off in 2011 and stars Oscar Isaac, who plays the role of a powerful villain whose status as arguably the world’s first mutant has set him on a centuries-long quest to purify the species by any means necessary. This superhero sequel actually lived up to its name given the exhilarating and shattering action scenes that filled up the movie.

READ: 5 Must Watch Movies That Will Be Released Later In The Year

Finding Dory

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Finding Dory which was released on June 17 is not necessarily a spinoff of Finding Nemo which was produced by Pixar’s but it follows the story of Dory, a character voiced by Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Nemo. The movie follows the quest of Dory to reunite with her family after she remembers important parts of her childhood. Finding Dory also has a star-studded cast which includes Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Ed O’Neill and Idris Elba.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

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This movie is a sequel to Alice in Wonderland which was released in 2010. The movie which used a lot of computer generated imaging, reunites a number of key members of the original cast. The movie basically follows the adventures of Alice (Mia Wasikowska) who is sent on a quest by the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) to help restore the Mad Hatter’s (Johnny Depp) missing madness by retrieving a magical gewgaw from the Grand Clock of Wonderland. If you watched Alice in Wonderland, this one definitely ups the ante as it contains more interesting and fascinating scenes including new characters such as a half-clock played by Sacha Baron Cohen playing a half-clock and a half-human named Time.

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