Meet The Magnate Who Overtook Bill Gate As World’s Richest Man For 48 Hours

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, lost his place at the summit of the richest man in the world to Amancio Ortega, the Spanish owner of the Zara retail chain on Wednesday and Thursday, before he reclaimed the title on Friday morning.

The 80-year-old Spaniard founded fast-fashion giant Zara with his then-wife Rosalia in 1975

The 80-year-old Spaniard founded fast-fashion giant Zara with his then-wife Rosalia in 1975

According to Forbes Magazine, shares of Ortega’s Business Inditex – parent company to Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear – got a boost of 2.5% on Wednesday, increasing his personal fortune by $1.7 billion, to $79.5 billion.

However, as of 10 a.m. Friday morning, Ortega worth dropped to $77.8 billion, while Gates was worth an estimated $78.1 billion.

READ ALSO: Diddy Tops Jay Z, Dr Dre As Forbes Unveils List Of ‘Highest-Earning Hip Hop Artists’

The 80-year-old Spaniard founded fast-fashion giant Zara with his then-wife Rosalia in 1975 in Spain before quickly expanding across the world – with over 6,600 outposts around the world.

Ortega, the son of a railway worker from La Coruña, Spain, focused on creating an efficient retailing operation that adapted to the needs of shoppers. Gap and H&M would take five months to make, design, and distribute new products; Zara could do it in three weeks.

He took the business public in 2001 and debuted on the Forbes billionaires list the same year, with a net worth of $6.6 billion. By then, Gates was already the richest man in the world, with a fortune of $58.7 billion.

With this, there are indications that Gates and Ortega will continue to exchanging places as top two richest people in the world as their stock portfolios continue to vary.

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Duncan Mighty Announces Name And Release Date For 5th Album

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Singer Duncan Mighty is set to release his fifth studio album, titled Certificate.

The veteran Port-Harcourt born singer continues with his tradition of releasing an album every two years. His debut album, Koliwater was released in 2008, followed by 2010’s Ahamefuna.

READ: Racy Video Gets Duncan Mighty Called A ‘Hypocrite’ And ‘Misogynist’

Duncan Mighty to release 5th album

He returned in 2012 with Footprints, before his last work — Grace & Talent — which was released in 2012.

Speaking about the album, Duncan Mighty said to NET: “It’s an album with variety of African Port-Harcourt hits with melodious, vibes and lyrics that’s not just sweet when listening to it but also educates, add value to lives and most especially songs to motivate the youth on the streets. I intend to use the album to speak to Nigerian youths to shun violence and also embrace their God given talent.”

Certificate is expected to drop soon on the 16th of September, 2016.

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MUSIC: IGwe 2pac – Am O Shine

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Am O Shine Records presents the highly anticipated single of 2016 by nollywood actor charles okocha with stage name Igwe 2pac.

Connect with Igwe 2pac on twitter:@Charles_Okocha1 and on Instagram @Charles_Okocha.

Listen below and share your thoughts.


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Sterling Is EPL Player Of The Month

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Raheem Sterling has been named the EPL Player for the month of August, with Mike Phelan named manager of the month.

The England international is rewarded for his exploits with the club in their three games, scoring twice and setting up one goal.

Sterling beat the likes of Eden Hazard, Curtis Davies and Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia to the award.

The 21-year-old endured a difficult campaign for club and country last season but has since bounced back in remarkable fashion under Guardiola.

Sterling paid tribute to the Spaniard for helping him turn his form around last month, saying: “The manager’s been in the game a long time, won stuff, worked with young players, worked with great players, and he knows how to get the best out of his players.

“He’s been a massive help. Not just for me, but the other players as well, the whole team.

“It’s good to have a manager that not just talks to me, but makes the whole team feel really welcome, makes everyone feel they are all one, whether you are starting or not.”

Hull City caretaker boss Mike Phelan has also been named Premier League Manager of the Month for the same month.

Phelan impressively guided the Tigers to wins over Premier League champions Leicester City and Swansea City, despite having a lack of fit players at his disposal.

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VIDEO: Dewe The Voice Nigeria Finalist on A3 Sessions

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Dewe The Voice Nigeria finalist and fans favorite graces the mic on today’s episode of A3 Sessions.

This performance is sure to have you teary-eyed, guys! He’s picked out quite an interesting line up, starting off with ‘Leave Your Lover’ by Sam Smith, flowing into ‘Running’ by Naughty Boy featuring Beyoncé and rounding off with his The Voice Nigeria audition song, ‘Take Me To Church’ by Hozier.

Enjoy this one-in-a-million performance by Dewe.

 

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Rio 2016 Paralympics : Nigeria Wins First Medal

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Nigeria’s Latifat Tijani has won the country’s first medal at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Nigeria wins first Rio 2016 Paralympics medal

Tijani came in second behind China’s Hu Dandan in the women’s 45 kg Powerlifting event after lifting 106 kg behind the Chinese woman

READ: Rio 2016 Paralympics: Nigeria Names 23 Athletes, 6 Coaches Ahead Of Games

Hu set a new world and also a paralympic record with her 107 kg lift. Suffolk powerlifter Zoe Newson took the bronze medal.

It’s a good start for Team Nigeria and surely this is the first of many at the games.

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Official Weigh In: Brook Is Heavier Than Golovkin

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British boxer Kell Brook weighed slightly heavier than Gennady Golovkin ahead of their fight at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

The undefeated boxer jumped up two divisions to challenge the Kazakh for his WBA Super, WBC and IBF world middleweight belts.

Kell Brook (36-0-25KO) weighed in at 159.4lbs and Golovkin clocked in at 158.9lbs, both just inside the middleweight limit.

Golovkin Brook face off

The pair then squared off in front of a roaring crowd and locked into an intense stare-down.

Brook, who like Golovkin (35-0-KO32) has never lost a fight, was in confident mood and says that he sensed trepidation in his Kazakh opponent.

Boxing: Brook Looks Huge, Says Golovkin

“I looked into his eyes and I could see fear. He knows he’s in a real fight on Saturday night and it can’t come quick enough,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

“I just feel he’s on edge and uncomfortable. He knows it’s my time and he can see in my eyes that I want to shock the world. I’m a natural at this weight and I can’t wait to show the world what I can do.

Kell Brook Not Worried About Golovkin’s Power

“It’s written for me to go out there and do this, It’s my time to shine. It’s in the stars for me to win this fight and I can’t wait to take those belts home.”

Brook also said that he feels better with the extra weight as he prepares to face one of the biggest punchers in the sport.

“I normally look like I’ve got my grandad’s teeth in but it’s not as bad this time. I’m ready to fuel up, get in there and let some rocket launchers go. We’ve done everything we could have done in training and I’ve peaked at the right time.

“It’s about getting some meals in me now, being calm, cool and collected.”

Golovkin was in no mood to hang around and quickly departed the arena, giving the media no opportunity to speak to him.

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NDLEA Seizes N6 Million Worth Of Cannabis In Kogi

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it intercepted a vehicle carrying 35 sacks of Cannabis sativa otherwise known as Indian hemp in Kogi.

The NDLEA commander in charge of the state, Alhaji Idris Bello said that the drug was weighed around 1.244.4 kg and worth N6 million was confiscated in Lokoja on Friday. He also added that the suspect, a 40-year-old Boutique manager from Akure by the name Stanley Duru who claimed to be a passenger in the vehicle was also arrested in connection with the seizure.

NDLEA confiscates N6m of Indian hemp in Kogi

The vehicle, a Peugeot J5 bus with license number XDA438KTN was intercepted near Kabba junction. This is on the Lokoja-Abuja highway, with the drugs concealed in the sacks. According to Commander Bello, the sacks were hidden from sight with cartons of biscuits, cheese balls, plastic takeaway plates and bags of toilet tissues. Detergent powder was also sprayed all over them to mask the smell.

He also explained that the bus was abandoned by its driver. The driver ran after he saw the men of the NDLEA on patrol. The driver left Duru, who claimed to be an ordinary passenger alone in the bus. He added that the suspect’s claim of innocence would be properly investigated.

The suspect, Mr Stanley Duru claimed he was travelling to Abuja from Akure when his bus broke down. He was waiting to board another vehicle to continue his journey. The driver of the J5 bus then spotted him and offered him a ride. He claimed he was surprised when the bus driver suddenly stopped and jumped out of the vehicle.

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Mourinho: City Have A Very Good Manager In Guardiola

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Mourinho appeared to avoid questions involving Pep Guardiola and went as far as calling him a very good manager.

The pair worked together at Barcelona, but where on opposite sides when the Portuguese was at Madrid and Guardiola with Barca.

And now they’ll be at opposite sides when Manchester United face Manchester City tomorrow in the first Manchester derby.

Asked what problem Guardiola’s side present Mourinho with compared to other teams, the Portuguese responded: “Players.”

He elaborated, saying: “They are a very good team. They were a very good team last season, two seasons ago, three seasons ago, four seasons ago, perhaps since the new owners arrived at Manchester City.

“They have a very good squad, they have a very good manager.

“They are a title contender and we have to respect them.”

On the pressure of playing in a derby, he added: “I am normal. For us, it is a game and for me especially. We are playing to try and win the title. When you do this there is no match more important than another one when it comes to this stage of the season.

“I know what a derby means for everyone; I’ve played derbies everywhere, in every country, in so many cities. I always want to be in the position of emotional control because for me it is just a game against a very good opponent.

“If you want to be successful and you want to win the game then we have to be at the top of our qualities.”

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Desiigner Arrested For Drugs And Gun Possession

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Desiigner was arrested on Thursday for drug and gun possession in New York City. The arrest is reported to have taken place after an alleged road rage incident.

The G.O.O.D Music artiste was in an SUV with other passengers when an argument broke out between them and the driver of another vehicle. According to the other driver, Desiigner pointed a gun at him which prompted him to call 911. By the time the police got to the scene, the rapper and the SUV had left.

Desiigner arrested for guns and drugs

The driver did manage to write out the license plate number of the SUV which helped Police locate the car. Upon searching the car, the police found “large quantities of loose pills in the center console” said to be Oxycotin. This led to Desiigner and his four pals being arrested for felony drug possession and also intent to sell.

In addition, He was also booked for felony possession of a loaded weapon and menacing for allegedly pointing a gun at the driver.

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The Illegal Ban Of BBOG Protesters Must Not Be Allowed To Stand

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The Illegal Ban Of BBOG Protesters Must Not Be Allowed To Stand, By Femi Falana

Following the wicked abduction of the Chibok girls by the satanic Boko Haram sect on April 14, 2014, a group of concerned Nigerians under the auspices of Bring Back Our Girls movement decided to defend the fundamental rights of the victims to personal liberty and human dignity. Through selfless sacrifice and uncommon commitment, the BBOG campaigners mounted a global campaign which drew the attention of all men and women of goodwill to the plight of the innocent girls and the mental and psychological agony to which their parents have been subjected. In particular, the BBOG members have successfully mobilised the United Nations, world leaders and the global human rights community to demand for the unconditional release of the abducted girls.

This piece was written by Femi Falana. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

But for the effective campaign relentlessly waged by the BBOG members through peaceful protests which are held on a daily basis in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, the Federal Government and the Nigerian people would have forgotten about the Chibok girls. However, disturbed that it was constantly reminded of its responsibility to free the girls from the illegal custody of the terrorists, the Jonathan administration deployed armed thugs to attack and disperse the BBOG members. Although they were violently attacked by official thugs, the BBOG members refused to be bullied and silenced. As if the barbaric attack was not enough, the Nigeria Police Force banned public protests in the Federal Capital Territory. The illegal ban was condemned by human rights and democratic organisations including the All Progressives Congress (APC). At the material time, one of the APC members who is now a serving minister in the Buhari administration openly identified with the BBOG members.

READ ALSO: Police In Barricade As #BringBackOurGirls Activists March To Buhari With Sealed Lips [Photos]

The illegal ban was successfully challenged at the Federal Capital Territory High Court in the unreported case of Hadiza Bala Usman &Ors v Commissioner of Police & Anor. (Suit no FCT/Hc/CV/1693/2014 of 30th October, 2014. In upholding our submissions, the court held that “it is wrong for the counsel to the Respondent (IGP) to insist that the Applicants must obtain Police Permit before they can gather together for their peaceful protests.” The High Court had placed heavy reliance on the celebrated case of Inspector-General of Police v ANPP (2008) 12 WRN 65 where the Court of Appeal granted a perpetual injunction restraining the appellant (IGP) from further preventing Nigerian citizens from demonstrating for and against the government. In dismissing the speculation of the Inspector-General of Police that there might be a breakdown of law and order during protests, the Court held that “our Criminal Code has made adequate provisions for sanctions against breakdown of law and order so that the requirement of permit as a conditionality for holding meetings and rallies can no longer be justified in a democratic society.”

READ ALSO: We’re Ready To Swap Boko Haram Detainees For Chibok Girls – Buhari

Yesterday, there was a “clash” between the BBOG and a pro-Buhari group in Abuja. Sequel to the purported clash, the Inspector-General of Police has called the BBOG members and announced an illegal ban on public protests in the Federal Capital Territory. Since the fundamental rights of the Nigerian people (including former members of the ANPP who are now in the APC-led government) to assemble peacefully and demonstrate without any official harassment have been upheld by Nigerian courts, the illegal ban on public protests in the Federal Capital Territory by the Inspector-General of Police will not be allowed to stand. More so, that is principally aimed at stopping the demand for the unconditionally release of the Chibok girls from the illegal incarceration of the Boko Haram sect.

READ ALSO: Hungry And Angry, IDPs Go On Rampage In Maiduguri

Instead of demonising the BBOG campaigners, we owe them a duty for upholding our collective humanity. By accusing the BBOG campaigners of engaging in subversive activity by legitimately demanding for the abducted Chibok girls, the Inspector-General of Police has exposed the Federal Government to avoidable embarrassment. Since the BBOG members have demonstrated unprecedented courage and determination to continue to protests until Chibok girls are brought back home, the police and the security forces should be directed by President Buhari to desist from harassing them in any manner whatsoever and howsoever.

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), writes from Lagos.

This piece was written by Femi Falana. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Arsene Wenger Reveals Why He Sent Jack Wilshere On Loan

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened up on his decision to send Jack Wilshere on loan to Bournemouth.

“I could not guarantee that so that’s why it’s a decision we thought would be logical, for him to come back to a competitive level.

“At some stage you need competition and I couldn’t guarantee him that. The challenge for Jack is to play the games. He wanted games and I felt it was a logical decision.

READ: Ozil Wants Wilshere’s No. 10 Shirt

“You cannot be out for two seasons and then want to be at the top level. It is important for him that he gets games.

Wenger explains Wilshere loan

“I hope personally that he stays his whole career here. He is a world-class player. He doesn’t have to show me his quality.”

“Personally it’s where I prefer him,” he said of Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe’s decision to play Wilshere in an attacking role. “I think Jack Wilshere is a world-class player, has a great football brain and understands everything that’s going on on a football pitch.

“He’s most dangerous when you give him the ball in the final third. For me, it was always a shame that he played too deep. I like him closer to the goal because he can create.”

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Son Of Late Kogi Governor Arraigned For Robbery

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Mohammed Audu, the eldest son of the former governor of Kogi state, the late Prince Abubakar Audu, was on Thursday arraigned before a Lo­koja Magistrates’ Court, on grounds of criminal conspiracy, causing grievous harm, mischief, armed robbery and attempt to commit culpable homicide.

Mohammed was apprehended by the state Police Command on Wednesday night after he honoured an invitation at the Spe­cial Anti-Robbery Squad of the Police Headquarters in Lokoja.

The prosecutor, Gabriel Otuwo, told the court that the accused committed the of­fences against his uncle, Prince Yahaya Audu, on August 30, in the family house at Ogbonicha, Ofu Local Government Area.

According to him, on September 2, Mohammed’s uncle, Yahaya Audu, reported to SARS office in Lokoja that he and one Ibrahim Abubakar were attacked by hoodlums.

He said: “Yahaya Audu was in the village for the eight day fidau prayer of Daudu Audu, when the hoodlums, armed with guns, cutlasses and axe, invaded his compound, pretending to be visitors.

“He welcomed them and they requested that he should give them something, no matter how small. While walking towards his hummer jeep to give them money, he was attacked from behind. He fell. When they attempted to carry him, he escaped into a nearby bush.

“The gang vandalised his hummer jeep and made away with his Samsung Note 3. Ibrahim Abubakar and Yahaya Audu sustained bullet injuries and were rushed to Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.”

The prosecutor said the offences are in contrary to sections 97(1), 248, 327, 298 and 229 of the Penal Code.

In his judgement, Chief Magistrate Alhassan Husaini said: “I find merit in the bail application, which should be granted. Accordingly, the accused person is admitted on bail in sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.”

The accused person perfected the bail condition without delay and the case was adjourned to September 29 for further mentioning.

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Manchester United vs Manchester City Preview

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The English Premier League returns in style as Manchester United host local rivals Manchester City.

The international break had just caused tensions to rise for much longer. Finally over, fans are ready for the first meeting between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho on English soil.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Preview

Guardiola and Mourinho last met in the 2013 UEFA Super Cup, where Guardiola’s Bayern Munich needed penalites to get by Mourinho’s Chelsea.

READ: Micheal Owen Reveals Why He Chose To Sign For Manchester United 

Both clubs sit atop the English premier league table. A loss for either side would mean the other falls 3 points behind.

One of the key factors that may decide this match is the absence of Sergio Aguero. The City striker is currently on a suspension, with Kelechi Iheanacho expected to start in his place.

The last time both clubs met saw United prevail at the Etihad thanks to a goal from Marcus Rashford.

Prediction: United’s home advantage and Aguero’s absence might just give the Red Devils the edge. 2-1 to United.

 

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Abandoned 9-Month-Old Baby Found Crawling The Street Of Lagos

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An abandoned nine-month-old baby, whose name is yet to be ascertained, was spotted crawling along Shodipo Crescent in the Ikeja Government Reserved Area of Lagos State on Wednesday.

READ ALSO: Baby Born On Plane Gets Free Tickets For Life

The prompt intervention of residents, who quickly alerted some policemen on patrol in the area, saw the child rescued and then taken to the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja.

The abandoned child
The abandoned child: The Punch

The child, who was thereafter taken for medical, was believed to have crawled out of his parents’ apartment, although no resident in the area had showed up for him.

A police source, who spoke to The Punch, said:

She said, “We found the boy on Shodipo Crescent in the Ikeja GRA. He is about nine months old. He was found crawling on the road. Some residents thereafter alerted some policemen on patrol.

“The police team rescued the baby. So far, nobody has come up to claim the baby. He must have left the custody of his parents or guardian and that is how some children fall into the hands of kidnappers and ritual killers. He is still with us at the command headquarters.”

Confirming the rescue of the child, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said investigations were ongoing into the case.

He said, “We appeal to members of the public to take a good care of their children and wards while trying to make ends meet. So far, nobody has come forward to claim the abandoned baby.

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Djinee Denies Previous Beef With M.I.

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Veteran Nigerian singer Djinee has denied having any beef in the past with rapper M.I.

The two reunited on stage at the Buckwyld N Breathless concert last Saturday, performing hit songs such as Safe and Overkilling. 

No Djinee – M.I beef

This led to reports that the two had squashed a previous beef, but Djinee, in a recent interview, revealed that there was no such beef.

READ: MUSIC: Titi – Rise ft. 2Face Idibia, Djinee & More (Male Version)

“That information is false and there isn’t any basis to back that statement,” the Ego singer said. “Like no one has stated a reason for the alleged beef.”

“How is that even possible when in these 3 years, we have bumped into each other severally at industry and private gatherings, the most recent private function which was at Mex’s (our video director friend who we all lived together at a time) daughter’s naming ceremony.”

“We even traveled together for a show some few months back. All these meetings and more have happened without any misgivings. However, I do see how the media might want to spin such story for their benefit. This is regardless of the actual truth. M.I and I spoke some days ago and we had a good laugh about it.”

 

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Don’t Buy Transformers – FG Cautions Nigerians

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The Federal Government has cautioned Nigerians to desist from buying transformers and other electricity equipment to use for households, communities and corporate organisations purposes.

The caution was dished by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, when the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Ernest Mupwaya, paid him a visit in Abuja.

A statement issued with respect to this by the minister’s Deputy Director of Press, Ibrahim Haruna, quoted Fashola as saying that most of the challenges facing the sector were not technical issues alone, but human.

READ ALSO: Dear Lai, Change Does NOT Begin With Me

In the warning given to individuals and other corporate organisations, the minister averred that only distribution companies were authorised to buy and install transformers and other power equipment in their areas of operation.

The warning, he said, became necessary, as the government intended to totally eradicate the proliferation of fake and substandard transformers coming into the country without appropriate certification.

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Edo 2016: WAEC To Send Future Timetable To INEC To Avoid ‘Similar’ Clash

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The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has stated that, henceforth, it will enable that the timetable of its examinations are sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and other agencies in order to prevent a clash of schedules in the future.

READ ALSO: INEC Postpones Edo Governorship Election

Speaking on Thursday in reaction to the clash in the dates of the Edo governorship poll and the November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination, in which the candidates are expected to sit for Mathematics 1 and 2, the Public Relations Officer, WAEC, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, described the development as a sad one.

READ ALSO: 18,511 INEC Official, 25,000 Police Officers Deployed As 1.9M Voters Prepare For Edo Poll

The electoral body had scheduled the Edo election for September 10 (tomorrow), the same day that 1,742 candidates from the state were to sit for the examination.

READ ALSO: WAEC Relocates Candidates | NYSC Pleads For Corps Members’ Protection Ahead Of Edo Poll

As a result of the clash, WAEC had to relocate the candidates to neighbouring Delta and Ondo states.

READ ALSO: Security Agencies Warn INEC To Postpone Edo Election

Ojijeogu, while denying that INEC had fixed the date for the election before WAEC came out with its timetable, said future examination programmes would be sent to the electoral body and other agencies to prevent a recurrence of a clash in the dates.

His words: “It is not true that we fixed our timetable after INEC announced the date for the governorship election. Our timetable was ready since last year and that of 2017 examination is ready. So, the report is not true. But, this a big lesson for us. Subsequently, we are going to forward our timetable to INEC and other relevant agencies.

“We expect that there will be by-elections and reruns so we will send the timetable to them so that we can be on the same page. We also expect them to do the same with us. But, for now, we are heeding the advice of the INEC to relocate the candidates to neighbouring states and we have secured centres in Delta and Ondo states for that purpose.’’

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Harvard Graduate To Launch Nigeria’s First Online Lender

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Two entrepreneurs, Tunde Kehinde and Ercin Eksin are set to unveil Nigeria’s first online lender, Lidya in New York today.

Lidya is marketed as a digital bank that will have no branches and will be based in Lagos. It’ll offer small and medium sized businesses unsecured loans of between $500 and $15,000. Though it’ll initially focus on Nigerian customers, Lidya will still target cities across Africa, according to Tunde Kehinde.

Tunde Kehinde lauches Lidya

“There are no real products catered to these customers today. What we’re trying to do is introduce a lot of technology, algorithms and machine learning to industrialize the credit assessment process.” He said. Mr Tunde Kehinde will today announce the formation of Lidya at a financial technology conference in New York.

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Kehinde, a Harvard Business School graduate is also a former managing director of Jumia. He also currently runs Africa Courier Express, a logistics company along with Ercin Eksin, his partner and co-founder of Lidya. Kehinde and Eksin are majority owners but they are also looking to bring in other shareholders and raise over $1million in the next couple of months from investors primarily in the US according to Eksin.

Lidya will launch next month and also plans to partner with Nigerian banks to allow them use it as a platform to target small businesses.

 

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Nigerian Police Rescue Kidnapped Chinese Nationals

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The Nigerian Police have rescued two kidnapped Chinese nationals in Ogun State, an official said.

The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday, said it rescued the two Chinese men kidnapped in Odeda area of Abeokuta.

READ: Police Rescue Kidnapped Indian Man In Ikorodu

Police rescue kidnapped Chinese

The Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi said the Chinese men were kidnapped on September 1 by armed men at a quarry. He identified the two victims without doubt as Shen Ximing and Wei Futang.

He added that the two men were rescued unhurt, but sadly no arrest were made for their kidnap. The spokesperson said a woman, Olabimpe Tejumola was also rescued as well. She was also kidnapped on September 2 in the Mowe area of the state and has been reunited with her family.

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Joe Manganiello Confirmed As Deathstroke

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DC have confirmed the appointment of Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke for the DC Extended Universe.

He will make his first appearance in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie.

After the success of Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman v Superman : Dawn Of Justice, Ben Affleck had announced he was directing his first solo movie playing The Dark Knight.

READ: Jared Leto Hoping For Batman Vs Joker Movie

DC casts Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke

It has now been announced that Joe Manganiello will play the role of Deathstroke in the movie. Affleck shared a video online of Manganiello in his Deathstroke costume. He however didn’t reveal the actor under the mask or what role the character would play in the upcoming movie.

DC president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns confirmed the casting in his first interview discussing his new role overseeing Warner Bros’ movies based on DC Comics characters. He did decline to answer if Deathstroke was going to feature in the upcoming Justice League movie.

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HFtv Africa’s DA CHAT Season 2 To Premiere On September 14 With New Host; Beauty Queen & MBGN 2014, Precious John

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DA CHAT, the highly rated, no-holds-barred interview show on HFtv Africa is back with Season 2! According to the producers of the show, the first episode of the new season will premiere on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, with a new host.

 

MBGN 2014 Top Model, Precious John, will be the new face and host of the show. Precious holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Lead City University, Ibadan. She’s also an alumni of the National Broadcast Academy, Ikeja, Lagos. The beautiful 5ft 11 model promises excitement all through the new season.

 

While not much can be let out on what to expect on Season 2 of DA CHAT, the producers assure its subscribers that the show will maintain its quality and candid interviews while informing and entertaining the viewers even better than the first season.
DA CHAT, which debuted on April 13, 2016, has hosted some of Nigeria’s brilliant talents such as, Yemi Alade, Omawumi, Femi Kuti, Banky W, Cynthia Morgan, Adekunle Gold, Vector Da Viper, Lil Kesh, Boj and Reekado Banks to mention a few.
HFtv Africa is the television  content production division of HF Media Limited, a turnkey entertainment content production and distribution outfit which also houses HF Magazine and HF Music.

 

For real time update on DA CHAT Season 2, you can subscribe now on www.youtube.com/hftvafricachannel
You can also follow them on Twitter @HFTVAfrica and Instagram @HFtvAfricaOfficial.

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360Hawt: Justin Skye Ft. Wizkid – You don’t know

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The purple-haired unicorn, Justine Skye. Releases her much anticipated single Dubbed ‘You don’t know’ Featuring Nigerian Super Star Wizkid.

There was no doubt that Justine Skye’s and Wizkid collaboration isn’t Going to be solid and worth a wait. Since her debut musical release, the singer’s strides have garnered cosigns from the likes of VIBE and The Fader – who recognize the rising pop star as a real and raw force to be reckoned with.

She gained attention From Her hit  single which She Jumped on a Drake cover, inking a major record label deal, and selling out your very first headlining show – all before the age of 20 – isn’t the norm. But then again, many do not posses the same passion and prowess as the purple-haired unicorn, Justine Skye.

After nearly two years of familiarizing the public with the Skye sound, countless studio sessions with the hottest producers and songwriters, and curating the coolest vibes for her next project, the 20-year-old unleashed more of her Unicorn mystique on the world with Emotionally Unavailable.

Editor’s Review! The gal Justin Skye and her sound, is already solidifying herself as a mainstay, leading the pack with her new groove and “sky is the limit” moniker. Listen To the new wave below and share your thoughts, using the comment section.

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Fury And Klitschko Rematch Date Set

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The world heavyweight title rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko has been set for the 29th of October.

Tyson Fury Defeats Wladimir Klitschko To Win World Title

The 28-year-old British boxer won the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian. However, he pulled out of a July rematch with an ankle injury.

IBF Withdraws Tyson Fury’s Heavyweight Title

The fight is at Manchester Arena.

“I’m delighted that we can finally get the fight back on. We can now focus on giving the fans what they deserve,” said Fury’s manager and uncle Peter.

Klitschko was undefeated for 11 years and had held the belts since 2006 before losing to the Brit in Dusseldorf on a unanimous points decision.

He tweeted: “Finally the rematch is fixed. I’ll remedy my mistake on 29 October at Manchester Arena. See you there.”

Manchester fighter Fury is unbeaten in 25 professional bouts, with 18 knock-outs, while Klitschko is 64-4, with 54 knock-outs.

The undefeated heavyweight champion had originally held three of the world belts, but his IBF title was stripped from him soon after he won it when he failed to face his mandatory challenger.

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua is the current holder.

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US Open: Pliskova Ends Serena Williams US Open Run, And Time At The Top

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Twelve months ago at the semifinals of the US Open, Serena Williams was shocked. History has repeated itself, with the American losing to Karolina Pliskova to crash out of the competition.

The 24-year-old Czech tennis star beat the 34-year-old Williams 6-2, 7-6 to make it to the finals of the Open.

“America probably hates me because I beat Venus and Serena,” Pliskova said after the match.

Pliskova became only the fourth singles player to beat both Serena and Venus Williams in the same Grand Slam event.

Williams, who double-faulted on match point, said her left knee, which she thought was injured during a second-round match, was a factor.

“I’m not going to sit here and make an excuse,” she said.

She vigorously disputed the idea she was tired after playing her quarterfinal match Wednesday.

“My mind was just a little bit everywhere, but it was what it was,” Williams said. “Yeah, serious left knee problems. But fatigue had nothing to do with it. If I was tired, I need to find a new career.

“I definitely was not beat up after my quarterfinal match.”

Pliskova’s performance belied her experience. She was playing in her first Grand Slam semifinal, while it was Williams’ 33rd.

“I had a goal today, to beat Serena,” Pliskova said in her on-court interview. “And that’s what I did.

“I don’t believe it. Actually, I do believe it. I knew I could beat anyone if I’m playing my game.”

The No. 1 ranking, which Serena has held for 186 consecutive weeks, will now go to Angelique Kerber when the new rankings are released Monday.

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