Fire Outbreak: 2-Year-Old Boy Burnt To Death In Ebonyi

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A fire outbreak on Thursday burnt a two year-old boy and property worth millions of naira at Ekuluobia Street Kpiripiri in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inferno occurred at about 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, November 17 – destroying 15 rooms, refrigerators, mattresses, sofa, electronics, documents, among others.

READ ALSO: 73 Burnt To Death, 110 Injured In Oil Tanker Explosion

Lending voice on the incident, a victim and caretaker of the house, Mr. Stanley Nze, said:

“There was an electricity spark and within seconds there was fire everywhere.

“Am the caretaker and a prospective corps member, I have lost all my documents to fire and am supposed to join other corps members in few days time.

“We have 24 rooms in all, but 15 rooms were burnt with no items rescued.

“The most painful is a 2 year- old boy that lost his life.”

Nze said the fire fighters were able to arrest the situation, and pleaded for assistance from the government and other well spirited individuals.

The Chief Fire Officer in the state, Mr. James Owoh, who expressed worry over the tragedy, said his men responded promptly to the situation, and regretted the loss of the little boy and other items.

He said, “We arrived immediately after we were contacted and was able to put off the fire to avoid it escalating.

“We still plead with the public to procure 6kg fire extinguisher for their homes to fight fire before the arrival of fire authority.”

The Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. ken Ozioma, condoled with the family of the deceased boy.


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Kanye West Angers Fans As He Halts Concert To Deliver A 40-Minute Pro-Trump Rant

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In what may be described as an unprecedented level of controversy, Kanye West got fans appalled at a concert in San Jose, California on Thursday night when he voiced his support for Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

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The rapper reportedly stopped the concert and delivered a 40-minute political rant, shocking the crowd with his endorsement of the Republican president-elect.

Kanye West attracted boos after telling the audience that, while he didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential election, he “would’ve voted for Trump.”

He said: “I would have voted on Trump”, adding that “This is my platform and I’m going to talk about the paradigm shift that’s happening right now.”

“[Voting for Trump] don’t mean that I don’t think that black lives matter; that don’t mean I don’t believe in women’s rights; that don’t mean that I don’t believe in gay marriage,” he continued, adding, “This world is racist, OK? Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much. It’s just a fucking fact: We are a racist fucking country, period.”

Kanye also reiterated his desire to run for president in 2020, saying his focus would be on education and that his campaign would use a different political model.

“Stop focusing on racism,” he added, declaring sombrely: “We are in a racist country – period.” His stance stands in stark contrast to 2005 Kanye, who famously declared that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” in the wake of the devestating Hurricane Katrina.

The concert received an understandably mixed response.

READ ALSO: Donald Trump Vows To Deport 3 Million ‘Illegal’ Immigrants

“I loved it and hated it at the same time,” said a concertgoer.

“It was lit. I love Kanye. I love Kanye but he talks a lot. He talks too much. But we all know that. We still love him, though,” said a Kanye West fan.

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Klopp: Dortmund Are Still Bayern’s Bundesliga Rivals

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Former Dortmund manager, Jurgen Klopp does not believe RB Leipzig can take Dortmund’s spot as Bayern’s title rivals.

RB Leipzig are currently level on points with Bayern Munich, with Dortmund just six points behind.

Speaking to WDR, Klopp said that he was impressed by Leipzig and Hoffenheim, but dismissed their Bundesliga aspirations.

​”​The work that RB Leipzig and 1899 are doing deserves the highest respect,” the 49-year-old said.

“Both can also compete internationally, I am quite sure Leipzig and Hoffenheim can do it. But Borussia Dortmund still has an incredible quality.”

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Soyinka And Trump’s Illegitimate Kids – Louis Odion

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Soyinka And Trump’s Illegitimate Kids, By Louis Odion

This must be a depressing hour indeed for the man who “fashioned the drama of existence” and first black Nobel prize winner in Literature, Professor Wole Soyinka. A comment uttered in what could only be a protest against the willful trampling on the dignity of African immigrants and other “underdogs” has, alas, been twisted out of its moral joint and now forms the singsong of some idle parrots, the horde of little minds, barricading the social media.

This piece was written by Louis Odion. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

Ahead of the now historic November 8 US polls, Soyinka told a gathering of students in the United Kingdom that in the event that that loose-cannon Donald Trump won, he would not wait to be reminded before ripping his Green Card apart and evacuating the acclaimed God’s own country, his present station.

Asked again by The Interview (Nigeria’s wave-making monthly magazine), amid the widespread shockwave that trailed the news of the Republican candidate’s victory, the literary giant neither quibbled nor wavered.

READ ALSO: Red Card, Green Card – Notes Towards The Management Of Hysteria, By Wole Soyinka

But that did not seem to impress the cyber stalkers who, akin to the typical lynch mob lurking within Nigeria’s urban centres forever itching for a chance to festoon someone with a burning tyre, cannot wait to see the much esteemed octogenarian descend into the obscenity of publicly shredding what many would lie, if not die, to possess.

Never one to shy away, particularly when epistolary rats are foolish enough to disturb his tail, the literary lion has since tackled his cyber assailants efficiently and effectively in a vigorous rejoinder entitled, “Red Card, Green Card – Notes Towards the Management of Hysteria”.

But this is beside the point. For me, I think the real tragedy is two-fold. For “the hysterical” not to see the Trump rise clearly as an urgent invitation to debate Nigeria’s place in a putative new world order defined by a man that can technically be certified as a mad man and, instead, be more obsessed with the banality of watching Soyinka physically tear his Green Card is very, very alarming indeed.

Second is the possibility at all that a generation of Nigerian Pharisees now exist and are so blissfully ignorant of the history of their own fatherland to, even for a drunken moment, ever doubt Soyinka’s words once the issue borders on the defense of human dignity.

So, as we can now see, it is not only America whose moral capital seems on the decline on account of Trump’s thunderous disavowal of all the lofty values the rest of the world had associated with her in the last half a century; same ethical atrophy is clearly discernible in contemporary Nigeria with the rise of youth with neither a sense of history nor a social conscience, but more conversant with even the minutest details of, say, the soccer celebrities of European soccer leagues.

READ ALSO: #Trumpwins: Nigerians Seek To Witness Wole Soyinka ‘Tear His Passport On Air’

If they had bothered to read and understand their nation’s history, they would not have easily forgotten that Soyinka had in the 90s cast away the coveted national honour – Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) – medal earlier bestowed on him in 1986 by General Ibrahim Babangida in protest of the June 12 annulment and the subsequent clampdown on dissent. He later risked death in leading a global campaign against Abacha’s despotism – having actually been sentenced to death in absentia – until democracy was restored in Nigeria in 1999.

So, could anyone have forgotten so quickly the legend of “the mystery gun-man” who stormed a public radio station in 1965 and forced the presenter to play a pre-recorded statement censoring the ruling party over the perceived repression of the opposition? Again, when it was most dangerous, someone visited the Biafran enclave from the campus of University of Ibadan with a view to persuading the secessionists to return to the peace process.

For this, he was clamped into solitary confinement by the Gowon regime for more than two years. The title of his prison memoirs The Man Died was inspired by the revolutionary George Magaski, who in his own “Letter To Compatriots”, memorably declared, “The man dies in him who keeps silence in the face of tyranny.”

So, to the cowards who today luxuriate in the anonymity of the cyber space, against the aforementioned heritage of uncommon sacrifice in pursuit and defense of noble values and honour, how much weight does a mere American Green Card carry?

READ ALSO: If Trump Is Anti-Muslim, Hillary Is Anti-Islam

Today, these spoilt brats sired in philistinism, immersed in cheap intoxicants of ignorance, seem least troubled by the farrago of nasty things Trump said about vulnerable African immigrants, especially Nigerians.

But all decent people like Soyinka, who treasure their own dignity as members of the human race, should be appalled. Racial integration, though irreversibly cemented in US on account of the Obama ascendancy eight years ago, is what is invariably called to question by Trump’s tantrums.

Kongi would then seem to find it exceedingly hard continuing to inhabit a space, however alluring, where a bare-faced racist holds court. Ordinarily, given his world celebrity status, Soyinka would not have needed to beg or lie to get visa into America. His offer to rip his Green Card once the US falls under Trump’s shadow should, therefore, be properly seen as a symbolic gesture of protest on behalf of his nameless compatriots among other vulnerable categories about to be meted undeserved humiliation.

Now, as the rest of the world braces for an uncertain future, it is most logical that we first attempt to locate the trigger to the present meltdown. A prophesy, made two decades ago by Samuel Huntington in his seminal book, The Clash of Civilisations, on the perils of globalisation is coming to pass with chilling accuracy.

Obsession, as he put it, of the triumphalist West, upon the collapse of the old Soviet Union and the socialist/communist tradition in China and elsewhere, to export and implant its cultures and values around the universe with little or no regard for local sensibilities in other civilisations, meant the battlefield would inevitably shift from old geographical borders to the temples of faith and the shrines of ethnic nationalism.

As a corollary to Brexit which shook Europe four months ago, Trump’s triumph was undoubtedly fueled by the rising tide of ethnic nationalism. The hell-raising far-right rabble are also already out in Hungary, Poland, France and Germany, baying for blood. The aborigines of affluent Western nations are simply no longer willing to accept massive immigration into their countries as part of the price for globalisation. Hence, the new battle cry – “Lets Take back our country!”

READ ALSO: Who Hillary Clinton Epp? – Reno Omokri

But the great paradox is that it is all a self-inflicted pain. There is no way the immigration flood largely from Syria recorded at the borders of recognisable western nations in the past two years can be isolated from the miscalculations a decade-and-a-half earlier by the allied powers with the frenzy of “regime change” after September 11 in 2001. For instance, rogue Saddam Hussein was hurriedly uprooted from Iraq in 2003 in pursuit of a phantom weapon of mass destruction (WMD) without a coherent contingency plan to manage the aftermath in the highly combustible Middle East.

Eight years later, the social media, a powerful tool brought by globalisation, helped stoke the fire of the Arab Spring which paved the way for eccentric Muammar Ghaddafi – a stabilising influential North Africa and parts of the Arab world – to be bludgeoned to death on the street of Tripoli.

In neighbouring Syria, Bashar Assad has managed to survive the Arab Spring for six years, but at a horrific human toll.

Now, the lethal arsenal Ghaddafi left behind has been harvested by Hussein’s demobilised fighters who form the core of ISIS, which straddles a chunk of Iraq and a swath of Syria.

What then seems utterly insufferable to Soyinka and other men and women of conscience around the world today is the unwillingness of the resurgent nativists as privileged members of the western establishment to accept that intolerance from the outset of others’ values and faiths is at the root of the moral crisis that has engulfed the world community in the past decade, of which Donald Trump is the latest mutation.

Of the tonnes of messages that have been pouring into the iconic Trump Towers since Donald Trump trumped Hillary Clinton last week, that of former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, sounded most ludicrous, if not self-ridiculing. On the heels of President Buhari, OBJ penned his “readiness to work with” the man who takes over from President Barack Obama on January 20, 2017.

While no one can deny the Ota chicken farmer his right to hustle for photo op with Trump, the man of the moment, he however urgently needs to be forewarned on the perils of gatecrashing the procession of genuine statesmen and truly democratic voices. If one may ask: in what capacity was OBJ issuing his sour message – “Co-President” or “emeritus President of Nigeria”? Or, as “President of West Africa or Africa?” Or is he the new “Mandela of Africa”?

There must be a limit to provincial hubris, this shameless groveling before the new man of power in the US.

READ ALSO: Nigerians Tear TB Joshua Apart On Twitter Over ‘Wrong’ Prophesy

Read what Trump once said of African leaders: “It is shameful for African leaders to seek exit from ICC. In my view, these leaders want to have all the freedom to oppress their poor people without anyone asking them a question. I think there is no shortcut to maturity and in my view, Africa should be recolonised because Africans are still under slavery.

“Look at how those African leaders change constitutions in their favour so that they can be life presidents. They are all greedy and do not care about the common people.”

Now, before he carries his circus to the United States at the earliest opportunity, not minding the risk of getting “deported”, OBJ needs be reminded that when Trump railed against “rogue leaders” in Africa who have mismanaged their countries, he could not be referring to anyone outside the circle where the Balogun of Owu is accorded a front-row seat.

Rather than seeking to rejoice more than the Trump family at this hour, people like OBJ ought to hide their heads in shame that they, despite golden opportunities and abundant resources, had failed over the years to transform Africa to a livable place, such that their people had to migrate en mass in search of greener pasture, willingly accepting enslaving jobs and now risking being deported back home with ignominy.

Trump might look ugly; but the world is now left to live with that monstrosity as a product of the American institutions outlined by the constitution. But in Nigeria, someone attempted to pee on our own constitution between 2005 and 2006 by trying to rig a “third term”.

Following that misadventure, he supervised a sham presidential election in 2007, so brazen in breath, so shallow in depth, that the beneficiary, the eventual custodian of the stolen victory, could not but admit later that something was just not right.

Sadly, these are the squalid credentials OBJ flaunts today in seeking to “work with” Trump.

Dasuki: The Ghost of 1986

Doubtless, deposed Sokoto sultan, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, died heartbroken on Monday. Not that his age 93 was not ripe enough, but the thought of not having by his side as he was gradually moving towards drawing his last breath, arguably his most illustrious son – though now a discredited former National Security Adviser – Sambo Dasuki, must have been hurtful indeed.

But there is something about the august transition of last Monday that eerily evokes the dark memories of 1986. Then freshly overthrown, General Muhammadu Buhari was being held in solitary confinement in Benin City by erstwhile Army chief, General Ibrahim Babangida. In that new dispensation, Sambo Dasuki was an influential player.

READ ALSO: I’ll Destroy My Green Card, Leave The United States If Trump Wins – Soyinka

Soon, Buhari lost his aged mother. Against the instinctive dictates of human compassion and all entreaties from members of the public, IBB coldly refused to allow his erstwhile comrade freedom, even if temporary, to pay last respects to his mother before her remains were lowered in their native Daura.

Thirty years on, the junior Dasuki found himself in the difficult shoes earlier forced on Buhari. Expectations that he would attend his dad’s funeral Tuesday, even if on temporary freedom, turned out fruitless. Well, no one is saying Dasuki’s sins (including the alleged theft of a staggering $15 billion) are not weighty enough. Those who had made such plea only acted out of a sense of compassion.

However, it is comforting to hear that the bereaved actually turned down an offer to be by his dad’s deathbed and another to be taken home throughout the mourning period.

According to the Interior Minister, Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), the junior Dasuki on both occasions declined, preferring to pray in detention for his late dad.

If true, by that singular gesture, Buhari would have, in no small measure, shown a sense of humanity deeper than that of his jailers thirty years ago. Assuming the law of the nation had forbidden that, there must be a space in natural law that allows such.

An eye for an eye, as Mahatma Gandhi told us, only makes the world go blind.

Louis Odion is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (FNGE).

This piece was written by Louis Odion. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

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Ivanovic: Now I Can Win My Spot Back

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Out of favour Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic is hoping he can get his spot back with his showing on international duty.

The 32-year-old defender made seven appearances this season, buy has not featured since September. However, he featured in both of Serbia’s international matches, including the draw against Wales.

Ivanovic feels that may help him work his way back into Antonio Conte’s system, telling UK newspapers: “I definitely think playing with three at the back for Serbia can help me with Chelsea.

“When you talk about Serbia, it’s definitely something that has changed our team when we start playing with three at the back and we’re improving in every game.

“Of course, personally, it helps me because I can have minutes playing in that shape.”

Ivanovic believes he is nearing the fitness levels he needs to regain a starting spot at club level.

“Of course, [Conte] is a top manager who was watching all of the Chelsea players,” he said.

“I was injured and I’ve just got back in the [national] team. It’s good to be back on the pitch, I need minutes.

“It’s very important for me and I hope in the future I’ll be physically ready to be ready for [Chelsea].”

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#Headies2016: Falz And Adesua Etomi To Host Prestigious Award Show

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The organisers of Headies 2016 have unveiled rapper, Folarin Falana, a.k.a Falz The Bahd Guy and Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, as hosts of the forthcoming awards show.

The 11th edition of the awards will be holding at the Eko Convention Centre of Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

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The Organisers of the awards, Hip TV, in a statement issued, said:

#Headies2016: Falz And Adesua Etomi To Host Prestigious Award Show
#Headies2016: Falz And Adesua Etomi To Host Prestigious Award Show

The pair, chosen for their prowess and rare creativity, embody the theme of this year’s event ‘create, think, recreate.’

This is just as the duo took to their Instagram accounts to share the video of the announcement.

In the wake of the earlier announcement of the 2016 nominees list, several aggrieved artists had expressed umbrage and reservations at not being selected – omitted from the nomination list.

READ ALSO: Headies 2016: See All The Nominees!

However, in response, the Headies revealed that they didn’t submit their entries as at when due.

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EFCC To Keep 2% Of Recovered Loots —Senate

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The Senate has disclosed that it would empower the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to keep two percent of recovered loots as soon as the amendment of the Act which set it up was completed.

READ ALSO: EFCC Places MMM Operations Under Surveillance

This disclosure was brought to light by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, during a nationwide visit to offices of government agencies handling corruption-related cases on Thursday, November 17.

 “There is a bill for an Act to amend the EFCC laws. We will pass the bill next week.

‘’We have made provisions for the EFCC to auction seized assets. We have also made provisions for special funding for the EFCC. Going forward, the EFCC will keep two per cent of whatever it recovers for its operational cost. We have big plans to ensure that things are working well for the EFCC,” says, Utazi, while leading other members of the committee to Enugu State.

The chairman also added that the Senate was willing to contribute its quota to the ongoing anti-corruption fight, which necessitated the committee’s nationwide visit to offices of government agencies handling corruption-related cases.

READ ALSO: Patience Jonathan Denies Bank Accounts Reported By EFCC

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Lillard Says Blazers Are Not Good Right Now

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Following Portland Trailblazers 126-109 loss to Houston Rockets, Damian Lillard gave an honest and blunt opinion of his side.

“We kind of suck right now,” he told reporters. “It’s that simple.”

It was Portland’s second consecutive loss after losing 113-88 at home to Chicago. And the Blazers are currently 7-6.

On Thursday, after entering halftime tied at 62, the Blazers were outscored 38-21 in the third quarter. Houston’s James Harden finished with 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds for his third triple-double of the season.

“We’re just not very good right now,” said Lillard, who ranks fourth in the league with 28.8 points per game. “We’ve just got to keep fighting. It’s important for our team to stay together, and I think that’s one of the biggest strengths of our team, is we stay together. If we try to stay positive, and we just keep working and keep fighting, I think at some point it’ll click.

“We’ll get it right, and things will be fine. But I think everybody’s frustrated.”

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Conte: Fabregas And Oscar Still Have A Future At Chelsea

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has stater that the duo of Fabregas and Oscar still have a future at Stamford Bridge.

The midfielder have been linked with exit come January, with Milan keen on Fabregas and Inter looking at Oscar.

However, Conte is not prepared to let go of the midfielders, understanding Chelsea needs to preserve depth.

When asked about Oscar, Conte told reporters: “His future is Chelsea, full stop. For me he’s an important player in the squad. He’s in good form and a great player.”

On Fabregas’s situation, the Blues boss added: “He is in a good shape and available for Sunday, for sure. It’s the same for him as for Oscar [on his future].”

Chelsea return to Premier League action this weekend with a trip to Middlesbrough.

The Blues entered the international break on the back of a five-game winning run which saw them net 16 times without reply.

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CSKA Moscow Midfielder Roman Eremenko Gets UEFA Ban For Testing Positive To Cocaine

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CSKA Moscow midfielder and Finland international Roman Eremenko has been banned by UEFA for two years after testing positive for cocaine.
The 29-year-old Eremenko was tested after his side’s 2-2 Champions League group stage match to Bayer Leverkusen on September 14 where he scored the club’s equaliser. The ban will be backdated from October 6 this year and will run till October 6, 2018.

A statement from UEFA read: “The Finnish player has been suspended for two years from all competitions, following the positive result of a doping control test in competition undergone by the player after the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and PFC CSKA Moskva played on 14 September 2016 in Germany,”

“The analysis of the A sample revealed the presence of cocaine and its metabolites. A stimulant that is classified under the category of prohibited substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2016 Prohibited List under class S6 – being prohibited in-competition. The player was found guilty of being in breach of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations, Edition 2016. As a result, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decided to impose a two-year ban on Roman Eremenko, starting from 6 October 2016 date of the provisional suspension.”

Eremenko was born in Moscow but grew up in Finland and has represented the country 73 times, including in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. He won the Russian league title with CSKA Moscow last season and the Ukrainian title with Dynamo Kiev in 2009.

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Vardy Ready To Start Scoring

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Jamie Vardy is hoping to start scoring again after scoring a header for England in the midweek 2-2 draw against Spain.

Last season saw the England international score 24 goals that helped Leicester claim the trophy.

However, Vardy’s last goal came in September, before he scored against Spain after going 15 matches without a goal.

“It does give you a boost but it’s up to me to make sure that continues now and I start netting on a regular basis,” Vardy told Omnisport.

“Hopefully that goal against Spain will be the one that kick starts it.

“I’ve got myself a goal after 14 games for club and country, so to break that duck is a big confidence boost and hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.”

Leicester are languishing in 14th position, three points behind the weekend’s opponents Watford after losing 2-1 at home to West Brom before the international break.

“We had a disappointing result in the last game but we know we need to bounce back and we’ll be trying our utmost to do that this weekend,” he said before Saturday’s trip to Vicarage Road.

“We know it’s going to be tough, every single game is in this league – there’s no easy games.

“We’ve put our research in with the sports staff so hopefully when we get our tactics down to a tee and we perform how we know we can that will be the thing that brings us three points back.”

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Hart: I Don’t Hate Guardiola

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Joe Hart has stated he does not hate Pep Guardiola despite being shipped away from Manchester City upon arrival of the former Bayern manager.

The England goalstopper was sent on a season long loan to Torino after the arrival of Claudio Bravo.

Despite leaving the premier league, Hart has maintained his position as number one for England, impressing with Torino still.

He told Turin-based newspaper La Stampa: “I don’t hate Guardiola, these kind of feelings don’t suit with professional matters. But I’m here, this means I had no choice but to leave.

“Last August everything happened so fast. I’m grateful to Torino because they offered me a true, solid opportunity.

“I grew up watching Italian football on TV, I visited the city before accepting and I liked it, and I got very encouraging feedback from people like Patrick Vieira.

“I am not thinking about the future. I just want to enjoy this season at Torino.”

Hart has been impressed with the quality of play in Italy and feels the standard is similar to that in the Premier League.

He added: “I don’t see too many differences between Serie A and the Premier League. Both are unpredictable leagues, where anything can happen.

“The fans surprised me. I know that the stadiums are rarely sold out, but there’s still a great atmosphere. When we play at home, it’s amazing.”

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#NNHB: The Kinky Apothecary’s Nigerian Natural Hair + Beauty Show (The Full Schedule + Ticket Info)

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The Kinky Apothecary NNHB event is this weekend!

Tomrrow, Saturday November 19th, 2016, The Kinky Apothecary’s Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show: Nigeria’s first ever expo dedicated to healthy hair, beauty and lifestyle, returns for the second year.

With celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood who has styled Will Smith, Viola Davis, Teyonah Parris and Jill Scott over the last 20 years, Felicia is an expert on all things hair, and was so at home in Lagos that she’s returning for her 3rd year.

The Kinky Apothecary C.E.O Nibi Lawson stated “The first Nigerian Natural Hair + Beauty Show last year was beyond my wildest expectations! Working with a great team this year, we can’t wait to reveal something even bigger: a fun yet educational environment where people can relax, mingle, shop, but most importantly, learn”.

This year there are more speakers and more activities from interactive hair sessions, live hair demos, pop-up shops for discounted products, panel discussion, networking, children’s play area and many mor .

READ MORE: The Kinky Apothecary’s Nigerian Natural Hair + Beauty Show (NNHB2016) Returns – 19.11.2016

The Kinky Apothecary NNHB2016 Schedule

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Ticket information:, or in person in one of the following ways:
 Uwa Earth Foods – 4 Abayomi Shonuga Road, off Dele Adedeji, Lekki Phase 1
 A Whitespace Creative Agency – 58 Raymond Njoku Road, Off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi
 The Beauty Insider (formerly Sacred Beauty) – 2 Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Ikeja or by calling us on 0817 694 5728.

For more information about The Kinky Apothecary, please visit or like the official Facebook page, KinkyApothecary.

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A Police Station In Nigeria Gets N45, 000 As Running Costs For 3 Months – Lagos CP

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A police station in Nigeria receives N45, 000 in three months as running cost, says the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni on Thursday, November 17.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni

This he said while addressing members of the Human Rights Defenders and Advocacy Centre, a civil society organisation, who stormed his office in Ikeja, capital of the state – during a protest.

The protesting group had called on the Federal Government to probe the embezzlement of funds meant for fuelling of patrol vehicles, stationery, uniforms and allowance for the Nigerian Police Force.

They were armed with placards with inscriptions such as ‘No More Embezzlement of Police Funds’, ‘IG is a thief’, ‘Why are Police Officers buying Uniforms by themselves’ and ‘Junior Officers dey work, Senior Officers dey chop’.

In his statement to the protesters, Owoseni said that the group was protesting on the basis of ignorance as police fund was not embezzled.

He pleaded with the protesters not to blame the government for the low budgetary allocation to the police as there were many other competing sectors to be catered for.

He said, “As civil society organisation, you need to get your facts right and stop making false accusation or fight on the basis of ignorance.

“Nobody is siphoning police fund, the budget is open. By the time you divide what is appropriated to the police force, it will amount to N45,000 to a police station in three months.

“What can N45,000 do to fund an Ikeja police station in three months? And you cannot blame government because there are other competing needs such as education, health, infrastructure and so on.

“It is difficult to fund security anywhere in the country; so, within what is available to the country as revenue, government will have to prioritise and we have been using our resources as best as we can to discharge our duties.

“So, it is a wrong accusation to say that the IG or the commissioners are siphoning police fund. We should be working to orientate the public on how to boost government revenue, so that allocations can come up.”

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Iggy Azalea Gushes About Having The Best ‘Lady Parts’ In The World

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Rapper Iggy Azalea has stunned attendees on Wednesday at the Australian GQ Man of the Year Awards when she gushed about having the “best v****a in the world”.

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Rapper Iggy Azalea proudly flaunted her cleavage in the racy look [Don Arnold/WireImage]
Rapper Iggy Azalea proudly flaunted her cleavage in the racy look [Don Arnold/WireImage]

The 26-year-old star picked up the woman of the year award at the star-studded event at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney after admitting she was “foolish” not to have prepared a speech – after which she boasted about her lady parts.

“I didn’t know everybody was going to have such hilarious speeches and I didn’t prepare anything foolishly. Thanks you GQ for this award.”

“I have won a lot of awards over the last few years but this one means the absolute most to me because I can finally say I have an award winning v****a.” the lippy star openly gushed to The Daily Telegraph after receiving the coveted trophy.

“This is amazing to me, I’ve got the best v****a in the world. How do you say no to that … you don’t.”

Chris Hemsworth took home the titular title and paid tribute to his wife Elsa Pataky.

Hemsworth told the audience: “Thanks … to all the great men out there that have inspired me. And thanks to my wife, and all the great women of the world who make us men truly what we are.”

Other winners who were honoured at the bash included: Jon Hamm, 45, winning GQ’s International Man of the Decade, Peter Greste, 50, receiving the Man of Chivalry Award, Joel Edgerton, 42, taking home the Actor of the Year, and the cast of Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge bagging Ensemble of the Year.

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WAEC Bans 2 Imo Schools, Derecognises 28 Others Over Malpractice

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has banned two secondary schools in Imo State for engaging in examination malpractices.

With this, the schools are barred from registering as an examination centre or presenting their pupils as candidates in any of its examinations for a period of five years.

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The Head, Public Affairs of the council, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, who made this disclosure in a chat with The Punch on Thursday, added that 28 other schools across the country have been derecognised for two years for engaging in the same act.

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Ojijeogu, while refusing to name the affected schools, revealed that one of its supervisors was assaulted in one of the schools in Imo, with some of its officials “locked out for more than 30 minutes in the second school obviously to perpetrate examination malpractice.’’

He said, “We don’t usually name the schools because we refer to them by their centre numbers. For the derecognised schools, examination can still hold in the school but we will not use their teachers as invigilator.  There are 28 of those schools across the country and they can still reapply after two years, telling us what they have put in place to prevent a recurrence of examination malpractice.”

Speaking on the difference between derecognising a school and withdrawing the recognition given to a school, Ojijeogu said the one which had been derecognised by the council could still be used as an examination centre but without the participation of its teachers as invigilators.

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While a school whose recognition had been withdrawn could no longer be used as a centre nor have its teachers participate as invigilators for a period of five years.

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73 Roasted To Death, 110 Injured In Oil Tanker Explosion

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At least 73 people have been killed with more than 100 injured after a fuel tanker explosion on Thursday in the north of Mozambique, the nation’s public radio announced.

At least 73 people have been killed and more than 100 injured when a truck exploded in Mozambique on 17 November 2016. Picture:Tino Maluleka/iWitness.

At least 73 people have been killed and more than 100 injured when a truck exploded in Mozambique on 17 November 2016. Picture:Tino Maluleka/iWitness.

“The death toll of the incident is now 73,” state-run Radio Mozambique announced, citing authorities in Tete.

The precise circumstances of the explosion remained unclear, however, it was gathered that the victims were trying to get fuel off the truck when it exploded in the village of Caphiridzange in Tete province, near Malawi.

Dozens of charred bodies were scattered around the explosion site with government officials saying that more bodies might be in surrounding woods.

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The information ministry director Joao Manasses told AFP that authorities were trying to determine whether the oil tank truck was selling petrol when it exploded, or whether it had been ambushed by residents.

Also speaking, a local journalist told AFP that the truck had crashed on Wednesday and exploded on Thursday afternoon, as scores of people tried to siphon off fuel.

Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest nations, according to the International Monetary Fund, and since its 16-year civil war ended in 1992 its population has suffered the consequences of a terrible economic crisis.

The government recently increased the price of fuel, after the value of the local currency, named Metical, sunk against the dollar.

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360Recommends: Ric Hassani – Police (prod. Doron Clinton)

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Ric Hassani divulges yet another compelling single titled Police.

Three times All Africa Music Awards Nominee and Headies awards nominee for Best Male Vocal for his amazing single ‘Gentleman’. Pop-African Singer/Songwriter Ric Hassani puts out another music from his forthcoming very eagerly anticipated Debut album “The African Gentleman”.

This one is called “Police” and produced by Doron Clinton.


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