Courtois Rejects New Contract From Chelsea

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Thibaut Courtois has rejected the first contract offered to him by Chelsea, but hopes to sign a renewal despite interest from Real Madrid.

Courtois is currently earning £100,000-a-week and is hoping to double that with a new contract.

The first offer from Chelsea was rejected amicably and both parties are hoping to reach an agreement soon.

Real Madrid were interested in the Belgium international, but could not convince him to join in January.

Courtois has two years left on his current terms at Chelsea and he will join up with the Blues for pre-season training in the second week in July.

He also won the golden glove for the 2016-17 season, winning his second EPL trophy.

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Courtois Rejects New Contract From Chelsea

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Thibaut Courtois has rejected the first contract offered to him by Chelsea, but hopes to sign a renewal despite interest from Real Madrid.

Courtois is currently earning £100,000-a-week and is hoping to double that with a new contract.

The first offer from Chelsea was rejected amicably and both parties are hoping to reach an agreement soon.

Real Madrid were interested in the Belgium international, but could not convince him to join in January.

Courtois has two years left on his current terms at Chelsea and he will join up with the Blues for pre-season training in the second week in July.

He also won the golden glove for the 2016-17 season, winning his second EPL trophy.

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PHOTOS: 9ice Flaunts New Look

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Living Things crooner, 9ice is reinventing his image by unveiling a fresh look in a set of new photos just released.

The beautiful pictures were shot by Mr Arilabadi. He steps out boldly in mid-length dreadlocks with ponytails dabbed with a touch of gold dye.

The award-winning singer who recently signed a management deal with Temple Management Company (TMC) is topping the charts with his hit song ‘Living Things.’

He just released a new song, TGIF which is part of a new set of work.

See 9ice’s new look below

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9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

Photo credit – @mrarilabadi

 

Social Media –

Instagram: @9ICEOFFICIAL

Twitter: @IAMANCESTOR

Youtube: CAUTION TV

Official 9ice Fan Page: @OFFICIAL9ICE

 

 

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PHOTOS: 9ice Flaunts New Look

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Living Things crooner, 9ice is reinventing his image by unveiling a fresh look in a set of new photos just released.

The beautiful pictures were shot by Mr Arilabadi. He steps out boldly in mid-length dreadlocks with ponytails dabbed with a touch of gold dye.

The award-winning singer who recently signed a management deal with Temple Management Company (TMC) is topping the charts with his hit song ‘Living Things.’

He just released a new song, TGIF which is part of a new set of work.

See 9ice’s new look below

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

9ice

Photo credit – @mrarilabadi

 

Social Media –

Instagram: @9ICEOFFICIAL

Twitter: @IAMANCESTOR

Youtube: CAUTION TV

Official 9ice Fan Page: @OFFICIAL9ICE

 

 

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Bellew Tells Haye Rematch Will Only Happen On His Terms

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Tony Bellew has told David Haye, that a rematch will only happen on his terms, or he will be forced to consider his many options.

Haye lost his first fight to the Merseyside boxer and is currently recuperating from an Achilles injury he sustained that night.

Haye is hoping to make a return before the end of the year and against Bellew, who is considering a fight with Joseph Parker.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Bellew said: “There’s already been talks and negotiations for a rematch. I have so many options on the table and Haye is one of them.

“They want to do the rematch and I will do it in a heartbeat as long as the terms can be made and negotiated.

“If they can’t be met, I have so many options, people have to remember that Haye needs me a lot more than I need him – I have nothing left to prove.

“I do love the thought of becoming heavyweight champion of the world, I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I’m good enough, but I’m willing to give it a go. Joseph Parker, I’m not playing around, I’m coming.”

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Bellew Tells Haye Rematch Will Only Happen On His Terms

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Tony Bellew has told David Haye, that a rematch will only happen on his terms, or he will be forced to consider his many options.

Haye lost his first fight to the Merseyside boxer and is currently recuperating from an Achilles injury he sustained that night.

Haye is hoping to make a return before the end of the year and against Bellew, who is considering a fight with Joseph Parker.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Bellew said: “There’s already been talks and negotiations for a rematch. I have so many options on the table and Haye is one of them.

“They want to do the rematch and I will do it in a heartbeat as long as the terms can be made and negotiated.

“If they can’t be met, I have so many options, people have to remember that Haye needs me a lot more than I need him – I have nothing left to prove.

“I do love the thought of becoming heavyweight champion of the world, I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I’m good enough, but I’m willing to give it a go. Joseph Parker, I’m not playing around, I’m coming.”

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Stephanie Coker Dishes On Her Beau, Wedding Plans And The Future Is Her In SCHICK Magazine

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Set to tie the knot this summer, Stephanie Coker reveals more about her beau, wedding plans, ‘The Future Is Her’ and more in SCHICK Magazine’s debut issue.

Read excepts below:

On her Beau

“He’s a property developer and we dated for three years before getting engaged. He saw me sitting alone while waiting to meet with someone who never showed up, so he sent a waitress over to ask if I wanted anything to eat. I declined because I was there to work and I just wanted to have my meeting. The waitress cheekily suggested I should accept his offer, so I ended up getting takeaway and giving him  my business card. He gave me a call and the rest is history (by the way, when he tells this story, he says I was staring at him – I wasn’t!).”

On her Wedding Style

“I’m a tomboy by nature but I don’t think that style will feature in my wedding because I won’t be
able to wear my sneakers! It’s the only day you get to be 
a princess; the only time you will have that excuse, so I’m going
to enjoy it. I like embellishment, but for my wedding, I want something clean and easy-on-the-eye that stills makes a statement; a dress that is classy and elegant.”

On The Future Is Her

“I started ‘The Future Is Her’ towards the end of 2016. The idea behind it, is to use my platform to help talented, young women in Nigeria go up the career ladder. Fame is great, money is great, but there is no point to it all, if you’re not making an impact in people’s 
lives.”

Schick

Schick

Photography by: Sunmisola Olorunnisola

Make-up by: Zaron Cosmetics

SCHICK Magazine’s debut issue is available digitally on www.iamschick.com/buy . For more information and updates, follow @SCHICKMagazine on Instagram, @SCHICKMagazine on Twitter and SCHICK on Facebook.

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Stephanie Coker Dishes On Her Beau, Wedding Plans And The Future Is Her In SCHICK Magazine

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Set to tie the knot this summer, Stephanie Coker reveals more about her beau, wedding plans, ‘The Future Is Her’ and more in SCHICK Magazine’s debut issue.

Read excepts below:

On her Beau

“He’s a property developer and we dated for three years before getting engaged. He saw me sitting alone while waiting to meet with someone who never showed up, so he sent a waitress over to ask if I wanted anything to eat. I declined because I was there to work and I just wanted to have my meeting. The waitress cheekily suggested I should accept his offer, so I ended up getting takeaway and giving him  my business card. He gave me a call and the rest is history (by the way, when he tells this story, he says I was staring at him – I wasn’t!).”

On her Wedding Style

“I’m a tomboy by nature but I don’t think that style will feature in my wedding because I won’t be
able to wear my sneakers! It’s the only day you get to be 
a princess; the only time you will have that excuse, so I’m going
to enjoy it. I like embellishment, but for my wedding, I want something clean and easy-on-the-eye that stills makes a statement; a dress that is classy and elegant.”

On The Future Is Her

“I started ‘The Future Is Her’ towards the end of 2016. The idea behind it, is to use my platform to help talented, young women in Nigeria go up the career ladder. Fame is great, money is great, but there is no point to it all, if you’re not making an impact in people’s 
lives.”

Schick

Schick

Photography by: Sunmisola Olorunnisola

Make-up by: Zaron Cosmetics

SCHICK Magazine’s debut issue is available digitally on www.iamschick.com/buy . For more information and updates, follow @SCHICKMagazine on Instagram, @SCHICKMagazine on Twitter and SCHICK on Facebook.

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Valverde: Messi Keeps Getting Better And Better

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Ernesto Valverde says Messi keeps getting better and better and he is the type of player with the ability to improve.

Messi has achieved a lot in his career, but Valverde feels the forward still has a lot to show.

Valverde replaced Enrique as Barcelona manager and the Spanish boss is eager to link up with the Argentine.

“Every day he surprises you, he is indisputably the best player in the world and I’m excited to coach him,” Valverde said to Barca TV.

“He will do something amazing one day, then the next day you feel he surely can’t do anymore, but he does and keeps improving.

“When someone repeats the best things continually then there is a moment you think it is unrepeatable, but he just gets better and better. And we are still waiting for the best.”

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Valverde: Messi Keeps Getting Better And Better

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Ernesto Valverde says Messi keeps getting better and better and he is the type of player with the ability to improve.

Messi has achieved a lot in his career, but Valverde feels the forward still has a lot to show.

Valverde replaced Enrique as Barcelona manager and the Spanish boss is eager to link up with the Argentine.

“Every day he surprises you, he is indisputably the best player in the world and I’m excited to coach him,” Valverde said to Barca TV.

“He will do something amazing one day, then the next day you feel he surely can’t do anymore, but he does and keeps improving.

“When someone repeats the best things continually then there is a moment you think it is unrepeatable, but he just gets better and better. And we are still waiting for the best.”

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Evans: Rise Of The Invisible Neighbour

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Evans: Rise Of The Invisible Neighbour, By Louis Odion

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Mathew Hassan Kukah (MHK), it was, who perhaps best framed a key ethical question bogging the contemporary society with collapsing values. To reclaim the moral boundary, the engaging Catholic Bishop once argued that it is no longer enough for the cleric to expressly grant the request of a congregant to bless his or her endeavour out of shared ecumenical spirit without first ascertaining its nature.

To gloss over such little details is to risk donating the ecclesiastical seal to an undertaking likely to fail the integrity test, thus inadvertently allowing the impression to be created that the mere sprinkling of “holy water” could confer the hygiene outlaws usually crave in seeking to have their loot laundered. And in case such “enterprise” turns out to be less than licit, the shepherd stands as condemned as the calculating Pharisee.

Of course, we can take liberty to assume that implied in MHK’s sermon was also a frown at pastors who readily demand and accept gifts of private jets or limousines from their “spiritual children” who, in reality, were no other than those already officially certified as fuel subsidy thieves or vampires sucking crude from the nation’s pipelines.

Today, against the backcloth of the fabulous revelations since last Saturday of the exploits of kidnap king, Chukwudi Onuamadike (a.k.a Evans), MHK’s words could not be more pungent.

Until he met his Waterloo, Evans would easily have passed as a celebrity next door. He possessed and flaunted all that are now discounted as the only success indicators by an increasingly materialistic society: big houses at home and abroad, front-row seats at temples, big cars, big titles, big families often on foreign holidays, etc.

At his upscale estate, neighbours recall he was the perfect resident. He paid his dues promptly even though he avoided community meetings like a plague. Watching him driving by in exotic automobiles or power bike, many must have eyed him with envy, wishing God put them in his shiny shoes.
At the car wash, he would sit inside his wonder-on-wheels with the engine running while the cleaning lasted.

In his village, we read about his step-brother describing him in flattering terms as “nice, kind-hearted guy”.

We also read of fat envelopes donated by him to charity homes and temples of worship.

One account (though unconfirmed) states he was arrested and arraigned in court earlier this year alongside his wife but, predictably, soon bought his way to freedom.

But what many must still find most puzzling is how a man dreaded for sowing fear and terror across the land for years, almost thought invincible as to warrant the police placing a big bounty on head, would eventually be found not in a fortress or catacomb, but at a regular tenement.

This could in part be attributed to the dysfunctionality of the three socialising agencies: family, the neighbourhood and those sociologists describe as “the significant others”.

That Evans could inhabit Magodo for so long and remain invisible is a reflection of the new reality in our big cities. Everyone is in a hurry. People rush out even before dawn in pursuit of a living. On return at dusk, they are mostly too broken by the pressure at work, agonising over what awaits them the next day. By weekend, most prefer to remain indoors, lying in bed more or less, trying to recover the breath they lost during the past grueling working days.

In place of old-fashioned hearty chatter in neighborhood recreational parks over drinks, we now find it more convenient to set up WhatsApp conference on the go. Social media platforms are taking the place of the clubs and confraternities of old as the new socialising venues. Phone calls are replacing physical visits. Fawning symbols contrived by computer are now accepted as substitute for the bonhomie of old, that throaty human laughter in real life. Territorial boundaries have collapsed.

So, over time, the big paradox unfolds: neighbours grow into strangers even when social media is supposed to bridge distance. While rapid urbanisation is robbing our communities of their soul, technology is increasingly rendering our humanity impersonal.

Only that could explain why no one still seemed to have taken notice of sneaky Evans in Magodo even three years after the police placed a ransom on his head. In the days gone by when intimacy defined the community, Evans would not have been able to hide for so long. Neighbours were each other’s keeper. Suspicion would have easily arisen if anyone chose to step out of line.

Once upon a time, when three or four people were gathered, someone was bound to break the ice soon. But not any more. Today, rather than chat up an acquaintance at a public space, we would rather now spend the time fondling our phone devices – texting or browsing.

In a way, the concept of society has changed. Instagram, Facebook and other cyber platforms constitute the new society. Seamless as access could be, the values are false, the language vile. They have become arena to show off.

It used to be said that when your yam harvest was bountiful, a shared communal sense of proportion dictated that the news be hoarded, if not entirely hidden. Today, we all seem in a hurry to even exaggerate our worth on social media as if modesty has become a cardinal sin. We glory in spending what we don’t earn.

It explains why soon it took only a few moments after Evans was paraded on Monday for pictures of his brood to surface online, oozing opulence. Though the source was not stated, it is most likely to be a screen-grab from either an Instagram or Facebook entry. Such is the perversion of the new society.

On the other hand, family failure is undoubtedly illustrated in Evans’ evolution from a petty thief to becoming the czar of the underworld. According to reports, his parents knew he was into crime and unwittingly aided and abetted him by keeping silent.

At least, his father reportedly admitted his son once told him he was into drug trafficking. While the mom was said to know of the kidnappings but never gave her blessings.

Planning, conducting reconnaissance and executing kidnaps on Evans’ scale and keeping victims for months, evading security dragnet, definitely require uncommon intelligence. If only Evans deployed his in a positive way.

Parental deficit of the Onuamadikes could be situated in the context of what is now commonly termed the “micro-wave” parenting model. It consists of the abdication of responsibility by the authority figures at home often under the excuse of pursuing daily bread.

When the parents cannot meet the family’s basic needs, they often end up forfeiting their voices all together at home. When a son without visible source of likelihood brings home a brand new SUV or undergraduate daughter begins to flaunt the next generation iPhone, how many parents still possess the moral authority to ask questions?

Surely, the bottom of sudden wealth is often very murky indeed.

Overall, more poignant questions certainly await the Onuamadikes. Apart from possible tepid reprimands uttered understandably beyond the earshot of a third party or immersion in the usual “fasting and prayer”, what other concrete steps did they take to really wean their ward off the life of crime early in the day?

A parent who cherishes the family’s good name, is conscious of the inevitability of Karma and un-desirous of eternal shame would not have quickly thrown up their hands in cheap surrender.

Even more abominable is the role of the wife. Evans reportedly confessed that his spouse sometimes cashed the ransom on his behalf. Could he have lied to her on the real nature of his “business”? But it would have been humanly impossible for her to remain in the dark all these years while her hubby rolled in billions without an office address.

The only logical conclusion to make under the circumstance is that she knew about all the secret trips, the nocturnal calls and why the bales of dollars bore bloodstains. We are then let into the grotesque shadow of Jezebel and Saphira rolled into one. And then, what sort of business could they been telling their children daddy was doing?

Again, what sort of a woman – a mother of five at that! – would happily go to bed with and wake beside a devil like Evans each morning? And she was not scared of having her children trained with such blood money? We can only pray the iniquities of the evil couple don’t come back to haunt the little children who must be treated as innocent in the circumstance.

As for the “significant others”, the guilt list will certainly stretch from the social circuits to the conclave of miracle merchants and allied specialists who partook of Evans’s tainted dollars. He often introduced himself as an “international businessman”. The Nigerian ambassador to Ghana reportedly attended a shindig once held in his honour in Accra.

Evans also reportedly confessed that he gave fantastic donations in form of offering to churches, thereby implicating pastors in his web of sin. What then remains is for him to name all his spiritual fathers – both orthodox and traditional – who collected dollars in appreciation of “special prayers” or ritual sacrifice to help him either beat police traps or evade arrests all these years.

Then, you can be sure many in cassocks across the west coast will be losing sleep in the times ahead.

This leads us back to MHK’s golden charge. More would certainly be achieved if more and more of our pastors, imams and traditional priests join in helping to enshrine a custom that dishonours wealth which provenance is either suspicious or unknown. No more recognition or glorifying so-called business moguls of no visible merchandise and who purport to run an offices without identifiable addresses.

Of course, that will only mean massive pay-cuts for many self-styled prophets. Recall the story of a popular Lagos-based prosperity pastor implicated in the theft by a church member sometime ago. The latter was found out by his employer in the hospitality industry to have systematically stolen tens of millions of naira as a account clerk.

He later confessed to the police that more than half of his loot was donated to his church either as offering or “seeds”. He said each time the pastor made an altar call for “anyone blessed or expecting miracles” to sow a seed, he was often over-powered by a spirit to give and give.

The bigger shocker came when the implicated pastor was eventually confronted. While not denying receipt of millions and a giant generating set, he categorically ruled out the possibility of a refund even after it became clear the source was unclean.

So, the impression invariably created in public mind could be put roughly as this: were Judas Iscariot to offer ten percent of his infamous 30 shekels of silver to that same pastor, it would be game as well.

Such is the new ethical bind we now have to deal with.

Now, a little quiz for the day: how much of your neighbour do you really know?

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

This article 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 360Nobs.com.

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Evans: Rise Of The Invisible Neighbour

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Evans: Rise Of The Invisible Neighbour, By Louis Odion

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Mathew Hassan Kukah (MHK), it was, who perhaps best framed a key ethical question bogging the contemporary society with collapsing values. To reclaim the moral boundary, the engaging Catholic Bishop once argued that it is no longer enough for the cleric to expressly grant the request of a congregant to bless his or her endeavour out of shared ecumenical spirit without first ascertaining its nature.

To gloss over such little details is to risk donating the ecclesiastical seal to an undertaking likely to fail the integrity test, thus inadvertently allowing the impression to be created that the mere sprinkling of “holy water” could confer the hygiene outlaws usually crave in seeking to have their loot laundered. And in case such “enterprise” turns out to be less than licit, the shepherd stands as condemned as the calculating Pharisee.

Of course, we can take liberty to assume that implied in MHK’s sermon was also a frown at pastors who readily demand and accept gifts of private jets or limousines from their “spiritual children” who, in reality, were no other than those already officially certified as fuel subsidy thieves or vampires sucking crude from the nation’s pipelines.

Today, against the backcloth of the fabulous revelations since last Saturday of the exploits of kidnap king, Chukwudi Onuamadike (a.k.a Evans), MHK’s words could not be more pungent.

Until he met his Waterloo, Evans would easily have passed as a celebrity next door. He possessed and flaunted all that are now discounted as the only success indicators by an increasingly materialistic society: big houses at home and abroad, front-row seats at temples, big cars, big titles, big families often on foreign holidays, etc.

At his upscale estate, neighbours recall he was the perfect resident. He paid his dues promptly even though he avoided community meetings like a plague. Watching him driving by in exotic automobiles or power bike, many must have eyed him with envy, wishing God put them in his shiny shoes.
At the car wash, he would sit inside his wonder-on-wheels with the engine running while the cleaning lasted.

In his village, we read about his step-brother describing him in flattering terms as “nice, kind-hearted guy”.

We also read of fat envelopes donated by him to charity homes and temples of worship.

One account (though unconfirmed) states he was arrested and arraigned in court earlier this year alongside his wife but, predictably, soon bought his way to freedom.

But what many must still find most puzzling is how a man dreaded for sowing fear and terror across the land for years, almost thought invincible as to warrant the police placing a big bounty on head, would eventually be found not in a fortress or catacomb, but at a regular tenement.

This could in part be attributed to the dysfunctionality of the three socialising agencies: family, the neighbourhood and those sociologists describe as “the significant others”.

That Evans could inhabit Magodo for so long and remain invisible is a reflection of the new reality in our big cities. Everyone is in a hurry. People rush out even before dawn in pursuit of a living. On return at dusk, they are mostly too broken by the pressure at work, agonising over what awaits them the next day. By weekend, most prefer to remain indoors, lying in bed more or less, trying to recover the breath they lost during the past grueling working days.

In place of old-fashioned hearty chatter in neighborhood recreational parks over drinks, we now find it more convenient to set up WhatsApp conference on the go. Social media platforms are taking the place of the clubs and confraternities of old as the new socialising venues. Phone calls are replacing physical visits. Fawning symbols contrived by computer are now accepted as substitute for the bonhomie of old, that throaty human laughter in real life. Territorial boundaries have collapsed.

So, over time, the big paradox unfolds: neighbours grow into strangers even when social media is supposed to bridge distance. While rapid urbanisation is robbing our communities of their soul, technology is increasingly rendering our humanity impersonal.

Only that could explain why no one still seemed to have taken notice of sneaky Evans in Magodo even three years after the police placed a ransom on his head. In the days gone by when intimacy defined the community, Evans would not have been able to hide for so long. Neighbours were each other’s keeper. Suspicion would have easily arisen if anyone chose to step out of line.

Once upon a time, when three or four people were gathered, someone was bound to break the ice soon. But not any more. Today, rather than chat up an acquaintance at a public space, we would rather now spend the time fondling our phone devices – texting or browsing.

In a way, the concept of society has changed. Instagram, Facebook and other cyber platforms constitute the new society. Seamless as access could be, the values are false, the language vile. They have become arena to show off.

It used to be said that when your yam harvest was bountiful, a shared communal sense of proportion dictated that the news be hoarded, if not entirely hidden. Today, we all seem in a hurry to even exaggerate our worth on social media as if modesty has become a cardinal sin. We glory in spending what we don’t earn.

It explains why soon it took only a few moments after Evans was paraded on Monday for pictures of his brood to surface online, oozing opulence. Though the source was not stated, it is most likely to be a screen-grab from either an Instagram or Facebook entry. Such is the perversion of the new society.

On the other hand, family failure is undoubtedly illustrated in Evans’ evolution from a petty thief to becoming the czar of the underworld. According to reports, his parents knew he was into crime and unwittingly aided and abetted him by keeping silent.

At least, his father reportedly admitted his son once told him he was into drug trafficking. While the mom was said to know of the kidnappings but never gave her blessings.

Planning, conducting reconnaissance and executing kidnaps on Evans’ scale and keeping victims for months, evading security dragnet, definitely require uncommon intelligence. If only Evans deployed his in a positive way.

Parental deficit of the Onuamadikes could be situated in the context of what is now commonly termed the “micro-wave” parenting model. It consists of the abdication of responsibility by the authority figures at home often under the excuse of pursuing daily bread.

When the parents cannot meet the family’s basic needs, they often end up forfeiting their voices all together at home. When a son without visible source of likelihood brings home a brand new SUV or undergraduate daughter begins to flaunt the next generation iPhone, how many parents still possess the moral authority to ask questions?

Surely, the bottom of sudden wealth is often very murky indeed.

Overall, more poignant questions certainly await the Onuamadikes. Apart from possible tepid reprimands uttered understandably beyond the earshot of a third party or immersion in the usual “fasting and prayer”, what other concrete steps did they take to really wean their ward off the life of crime early in the day?

A parent who cherishes the family’s good name, is conscious of the inevitability of Karma and un-desirous of eternal shame would not have quickly thrown up their hands in cheap surrender.

Even more abominable is the role of the wife. Evans reportedly confessed that his spouse sometimes cashed the ransom on his behalf. Could he have lied to her on the real nature of his “business”? But it would have been humanly impossible for her to remain in the dark all these years while her hubby rolled in billions without an office address.

The only logical conclusion to make under the circumstance is that she knew about all the secret trips, the nocturnal calls and why the bales of dollars bore bloodstains. We are then let into the grotesque shadow of Jezebel and Saphira rolled into one. And then, what sort of business could they been telling their children daddy was doing?

Again, what sort of a woman – a mother of five at that! – would happily go to bed with and wake beside a devil like Evans each morning? And she was not scared of having her children trained with such blood money? We can only pray the iniquities of the evil couple don’t come back to haunt the little children who must be treated as innocent in the circumstance.

As for the “significant others”, the guilt list will certainly stretch from the social circuits to the conclave of miracle merchants and allied specialists who partook of Evans’s tainted dollars. He often introduced himself as an “international businessman”. The Nigerian ambassador to Ghana reportedly attended a shindig once held in his honour in Accra.

Evans also reportedly confessed that he gave fantastic donations in form of offering to churches, thereby implicating pastors in his web of sin. What then remains is for him to name all his spiritual fathers – both orthodox and traditional – who collected dollars in appreciation of “special prayers” or ritual sacrifice to help him either beat police traps or evade arrests all these years.

Then, you can be sure many in cassocks across the west coast will be losing sleep in the times ahead.

This leads us back to MHK’s golden charge. More would certainly be achieved if more and more of our pastors, imams and traditional priests join in helping to enshrine a custom that dishonours wealth which provenance is either suspicious or unknown. No more recognition or glorifying so-called business moguls of no visible merchandise and who purport to run an offices without identifiable addresses.

Of course, that will only mean massive pay-cuts for many self-styled prophets. Recall the story of a popular Lagos-based prosperity pastor implicated in the theft by a church member sometime ago. The latter was found out by his employer in the hospitality industry to have systematically stolen tens of millions of naira as a account clerk.

He later confessed to the police that more than half of his loot was donated to his church either as offering or “seeds”. He said each time the pastor made an altar call for “anyone blessed or expecting miracles” to sow a seed, he was often over-powered by a spirit to give and give.

The bigger shocker came when the implicated pastor was eventually confronted. While not denying receipt of millions and a giant generating set, he categorically ruled out the possibility of a refund even after it became clear the source was unclean.

So, the impression invariably created in public mind could be put roughly as this: were Judas Iscariot to offer ten percent of his infamous 30 shekels of silver to that same pastor, it would be game as well.

Such is the new ethical bind we now have to deal with.

Now, a little quiz for the day: how much of your neighbour do you really know?

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

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‎”I’m The Next President Of Nigeria” – Fayose Boasts

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has boasted that he would become the next president of Nigeria.

Speaking on Friday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Fayose, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), bragged that he has the attributes to wrestle power from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

The governor made this known at a meeting with political office holders at the Government’s House, Ado Ekiti, where he also inspected Osoko Political Institute Centre.

The state executive also boasted that former governors Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi would fail if they contest the 2018 governorship election in the state.

According to him, neither of the two performed to an admirable level that Ekiti people would give them a second chance like he was given.

His words: “Just because Ayo Fayose has won a second term to become governor of Ekiti, some people also think they can come back now, but I want to tell them that it is not possible. I am the man wholeheartedly loved by Ekiti people because of the many developmental projects that have brought great infrastructural and developmental advancement to Ekiti.

“If you go around Ekiti, you will see my handiwork dotting every nook and cranny of the state. This is why I am the man who every Ekiti people will follow in 2018.”

He further stated that he has the penchant for taking powers from people having defeated two former governors (Niyi Adebayo and Fayemi) in governorship elections.

“I have penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand. I will take it. I’m going straight to that villa. I’m the next president.

“I want to be the next president of Nigeria. My own won’t be this change that has brought nothing, we are going to represent the people well and tell them the truth.”

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‎”I’m The Next President Of Nigeria” – Fayose Boasts

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has boasted that he would become the next president of Nigeria.

Speaking on Friday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Fayose, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), bragged that he has the attributes to wrestle power from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

The governor made this known at a meeting with political office holders at the Government’s House, Ado Ekiti, where he also inspected Osoko Political Institute Centre.

The state executive also boasted that former governors Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi would fail if they contest the 2018 governorship election in the state.

According to him, neither of the two performed to an admirable level that Ekiti people would give them a second chance like he was given.

His words: “Just because Ayo Fayose has won a second term to become governor of Ekiti, some people also think they can come back now, but I want to tell them that it is not possible. I am the man wholeheartedly loved by Ekiti people because of the many developmental projects that have brought great infrastructural and developmental advancement to Ekiti.

“If you go around Ekiti, you will see my handiwork dotting every nook and cranny of the state. This is why I am the man who every Ekiti people will follow in 2018.”

He further stated that he has the penchant for taking powers from people having defeated two former governors (Niyi Adebayo and Fayemi) in governorship elections.

“I have penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand. I will take it. I’m going straight to that villa. I’m the next president.

“I want to be the next president of Nigeria. My own won’t be this change that has brought nothing, we are going to represent the people well and tell them the truth.”

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‎”I’m The Next President Of Nigeria” – Fayose Boasts

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has boasted that he would become the next president of Nigeria.

Speaking on Friday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Fayose, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), bragged that he has the attributes to wrestle power from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

The governor made this known at a meeting with political office holders at the Government’s House, Ado Ekiti, where he also inspected Osoko Political Institute Centre.

The state executive also boasted that former governors Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi would fail if they contest the 2018 governorship election in the state.

According to him, neither of the two performed to an admirable level that Ekiti people would give them a second chance like he was given.

His words: “Just because Ayo Fayose has won a second term to become governor of Ekiti, some people also think they can come back now, but I want to tell them that it is not possible. I am the man wholeheartedly loved by Ekiti people because of the many developmental projects that have brought great infrastructural and developmental advancement to Ekiti.

“If you go around Ekiti, you will see my handiwork dotting every nook and cranny of the state. This is why I am the man who every Ekiti people will follow in 2018.”

He further stated that he has the penchant for taking powers from people having defeated two former governors (Niyi Adebayo and Fayemi) in governorship elections.

“I have penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand. I will take it. I’m going straight to that villa. I’m the next president.

“I want to be the next president of Nigeria. My own won’t be this change that has brought nothing, we are going to represent the people well and tell them the truth.”

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Benaglio Leaves Wolfsburg For Monaco

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Diego Benaglio has joined Monaco, after leaving Wolfsburg, signing a three-year contract with the Ligue 1 champions.

The 33-year-old shot stopper still had two years left on his contract at Wolfsburg, but has opted to join Monaco.

The former Switzerland international will compete with Danijel Subasic and Morgan De Sanctis for the number one shirt.

“It’s an honour to join AS Monaco, the reigning French champions,” he said in a statement on the club website.

“I followed the team’s results last year, they achieved great things. Obviously I’ve also followed Falcao’s season and Kylian Mbappe’s development. I can’t wait to meet the squad. I’ll be doing my best to bring my experience and everything I can to the team.”

“As much as I am looking forward to this new chapter in my career with AS Monaco, leaving here is very difficult for me,” he said. “Wolfsburg and VfL have become the second home for my family and me. I am already looking forward to my return.”

Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe said: “What pleases us even more though is that we have basically agreed with Diego Benaglio that he will return to take a position at VfL Wolfsburg once he has finished his active playing career and that he will remain closely connected with us.”

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Benaglio Leaves Wolfsburg For Monaco

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Diego Benaglio has joined Monaco, after leaving Wolfsburg, signing a three-year contract with the Ligue 1 champions.

The 33-year-old shot stopper still had two years left on his contract at Wolfsburg, but has opted to join Monaco.

The former Switzerland international will compete with Danijel Subasic and Morgan De Sanctis for the number one shirt.

“It’s an honour to join AS Monaco, the reigning French champions,” he said in a statement on the club website.

“I followed the team’s results last year, they achieved great things. Obviously I’ve also followed Falcao’s season and Kylian Mbappe’s development. I can’t wait to meet the squad. I’ll be doing my best to bring my experience and everything I can to the team.”

“As much as I am looking forward to this new chapter in my career with AS Monaco, leaving here is very difficult for me,” he said. “Wolfsburg and VfL have become the second home for my family and me. I am already looking forward to my return.”

Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe said: “What pleases us even more though is that we have basically agreed with Diego Benaglio that he will return to take a position at VfL Wolfsburg once he has finished his active playing career and that he will remain closely connected with us.”

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Dani Alves: Dybala Will Improve, When He Leaves Juventus

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Dani Alves has told Paulo Dybala, the only way he is going to reach full potential is to leave Juventus.

The Argentine has been considered a heir to Lionel Messi and his exploits for Juventus in the UCL strengthened that claim.

Dybala has been constantly linked with a move to Barcelona and also Real Madrid, and Alves believes such a move is needed.

“La Joya [Dybala’s nickname] will bear fruit,” Alves said in an interview on Esporte Interativo.

“We have spoken many times and I told him that one day, I do not know when, he will have to leave Juventus to improve even more.”

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Dani Alves: Dybala Will Improve, When He Leaves Juventus

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Dani Alves has told Paulo Dybala, the only way he is going to reach full potential is to leave Juventus.

The Argentine has been considered a heir to Lionel Messi and his exploits for Juventus in the UCL strengthened that claim.

Dybala has been constantly linked with a move to Barcelona and also Real Madrid, and Alves believes such a move is needed.

“La Joya [Dybala’s nickname] will bear fruit,” Alves said in an interview on Esporte Interativo.

“We have spoken many times and I told him that one day, I do not know when, he will have to leave Juventus to improve even more.”

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FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 On DStv – Watch All 16 Games LIVE On Supersport

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Confederation Cup On DStv – Every Game, A Final

Football lovers – here’s some good news! From now till 2nd July, you can catch the likes of Ronaldo, Draxler and Sanchez as eight world class teams shoot for glory in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 on DStv.

All 16 games will be LIVE on SuperSport 3 and SuperSport Select with expert analysis from the SuperSport studio.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo, steer his nation to another trophy. Or Alexis Sanchez steal the show with South American champions, Chile, or Leroy Sane could claim the world stage with Germany?

Stay connected to DStv from as little as N1,900 and be a part of the thrilling Russia 2017 action.

We welcome new subscribers to get the HD decoder, dish kit + one month Compact subscription for just N18,800 or a DStv Explora + 1 month Compact subscription for N43,500 at any MultiChoice branch or dealer outlets.

Where’s there’s football – there’s DStv.Confederation Cup On Dstv - Every Game, A Final

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FIFA Confederation Cup 2017 On DStv – Watch All 16 Games LIVE On Supersport

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Confederation Cup On DStv – Every Game, A Final

Football lovers – here’s some good news! From now till 2nd July, you can catch the likes of Ronaldo, Draxler and Sanchez as eight world class teams shoot for glory in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 on DStv.

All 16 games will be LIVE on SuperSport 3 and SuperSport Select with expert analysis from the SuperSport studio.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo, steer his nation to another trophy. Or Alexis Sanchez steal the show with South American champions, Chile, or Leroy Sane could claim the world stage with Germany?

Stay connected to DStv from as little as N1,900 and be a part of the thrilling Russia 2017 action.

We welcome new subscribers to get the HD decoder, dish kit + one month Compact subscription for just N18,800 or a DStv Explora + 1 month Compact subscription for N43,500 at any MultiChoice branch or dealer outlets.

Where’s there’s football – there’s DStv.Confederation Cup On Dstv - Every Game, A Final

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Aulas: Arsenal Submitted A Bid For Lacazette, But He’s Not Leaving

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Arsenal made a bid for Lacazette, but the forward will not be leaving.

Aulas confirmed Arsenal’s bid for the forward , who scored 28 goals in the Ligue 1 for Lyon.

Arsenal made the move for Lacazette, after his move to Atletico Madrid fell through. However, he has always stated he wants to play for a club in the UCL.

“Alexandre Lacazette was told he could leave,” Aulas said. “We had negotiations with Atletico. Things did not work out. We now have a very nice offer from Arsenal. But for us he will not leave.”

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Aulas: Arsenal Submitted A Bid For Lacazette, But He’s Not Leaving

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Arsenal made a bid for Lacazette, but the forward will not be leaving.

Aulas confirmed Arsenal’s bid for the forward , who scored 28 goals in the Ligue 1 for Lyon.

Arsenal made the move for Lacazette, after his move to Atletico Madrid fell through. However, he has always stated he wants to play for a club in the UCL.

“Alexandre Lacazette was told he could leave,” Aulas said. “We had negotiations with Atletico. Things did not work out. We now have a very nice offer from Arsenal. But for us he will not leave.”

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‘Bashorun Wavy! – Check Out 9ice’s New Look’

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Living Things crooner, 9ice is reinventing his image by unveiling a fresh look in a set of new photos just released. The beautiful pictures were shot by Mr Arilabadi.

He steps out boldly in mid-length dreadlocks with ponytails dabbed with a touch of gold dye.

The award-winning singer who recently signed a management deal with Temple Management Company (TMC) is topping the charts with his hit song ‘Living Things.’

He just released a new song TGIF which is part of a new set of work.

Photo credit – @mrarilabadi.

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VIDEO: Bianca Rose – Hidden

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British/Jamaican/Nigerian singer-songwriter Bianca Rose has been writing and composing for the best part of a decade. In 2007 she self- released her debut EP ‘Truth and Tiny Tragedies’, and has continued to collaborate and write songs for other artists ever since. Accompanying herself on guitar and ukulele, Bianca’s live shows have included sets for Sofar Sounds, Tigmus, London Jazz and One Taste Festivals, City Showcase, The Vortex and the CrimeJazz Festival in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. With additional performances for Playstation, OH TV, & radio play on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. As lyricist in the Ready Riters songwriting collective, Bianca recently co-wrote X-Factor contestant Annastasia Baker’s debut album, resulting in Annastasia’s 2014 Mobo nomination.

Bianca has decided that 2017 is the right time to focus on her own music again and release some of the songs she’s written over the last few years. Her debut album ‘No Fear Here’ (released in January 2017) is an expansive interpretation of the singer-songwriter genre, fusing Bianca’s folk/gospel sensibilities with both Bianca and Femi’s African diasporic perspectives. It was part-funded by the PRS for Music Foundation and produced by critically acclaimed jazz musician and producer Femi Temowo, (George Benson, Andrea Bocelli, Amy Winehouse, The Roots, ESKA & Soweto Kinch).

‘Hidden’ is the third single from Bianca’s debut album ‘No Fear Here’. The music video, directed by Dominic Döring, has been premiered on Afropunk. The visuals are set around the issue of men and mental health and how difficult it is to share these particular struggles with those closest to us. Bianca adds “Even as am woman it is never easy to reveal you have battled with any kind of mental oppression. But sharing is often the first step to breaking its power.”

 

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