What Buhari Said To Nigerian Judges (Full Text)

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday pledged his administration’s commitment to work with the judiciary in addressing corruption and other national problems.

The president made this known in his speech at a conference of judges of superior courts, earlier today.

Read the full speech below.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 2017 ALL NIGERIA JUDGES’ CONFERENCE OF THE SUPERIOR COURTS, HELD AT ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI AUDITORIUM NATIONAL JUDICIAL INSTITUTE, ABUJA ON NOVEMBER 20, 2017.

Protocols:

I am happy to accept your kind invitation to address this assembly of the learned minds and to declare this conference open.

The conference organizers have chosen a very important and apt subject for this year’s conference namely: “Strengthening Judicial Integrity and the Rule of Law”. A democratic system such as ours cannot survive or prosper without strict adherence to the Rule of Law.

My lords, distinguished delegates, the prime purpose of any government is to regulate social relations within its territorial jurisdiction. Without the rule of law the government will degenerate into dictatorship or anarchy.

The theme you have chosen this year keys in with our administration’s resolve to strengthen the three arms of government to effectively fulfil their constitutional obligations.

For the judiciary, the public expects fairness, impartiality and speed in the administration of justice. Regrettably court cases can drag on for years and years, sometimes decades without resolution. I need only mention land cases in Lagos to illustrate my point.

Furthermore, there are huge backlogs of cases waiting to be dispensed especially at the Appellate levels. Reform of the judiciary should start at eliminating these seemingly endless delays in settling what to the layman are apparently simple cases.

Again, litigants expect that higher courts should endeavour to harmonise their rulings. There are contradictory decisions of superior courts on the same subject matter in cases where facts are substantially the same without a clear attempt in subsequent cases to distinguish the earlier cases. This lack of clarity leads to serious confusion to the lower courts.

The knock-on efforts of these delays and dis-continuities range from loss of confidence in the judicial system to over-crowding of prisons. This is an area Your Lordships should pay close attention to in your efforts at reforming the system.

Last month, I wrote to all state governors urging them to make special visit to prisons in company with state chief judges and release prisoners unnecessarily detained without due process.

My lords, as all of us are aware one of the objectives of this administration is to combat graft and other forms of corruption so endemic in our public life. The executive cannot achieve these objectives alone. We require the close cooperation of other arms of government.

My lords, earlier this year, the judiciary came under investigation. Let me again assure the judicial community, this action taken by the Executive was in no way a prelude to usurping the powers of the National Judicial Council or aimed at intimidating the Judiciary as wrongly portrayed in some sections of the media. Executive and legislative officials were also investigated

I am aware that the majority of judicial officers are learned and incorruptible and day in day out acting in the best spirit of their oath of office.

At the same time, I am quite aware of the problems besetting the Judiciary including under-funding, inadequate personnel and absence of modern technological aids.

Bearing these in mind, this administration increased allocation to the Judiciary from N70 billion to N100 billion in the 2017 Budget. A similar figure has been proposed for 2018.

Mr. Chief Justice, our administration’s commitment is to accord the Judiciary its constitutional rights. I therefore commend your recent decision to ask all judges at lower courts to provide you with a comprehensive list of all corruption and financial crimes in order to designate special courts to handle them. I support your action and the public is awaiting the results of this initiative.

My lords, distinguished delegates, it is now my singular honour to formally declare the 2017 Biennial All Nigeria Judges Conference open.

I thank you all for your attention and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Wizkid Welcomes 3rd Child With Manager Jada Pollock (Read Details)

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Wizkid has confirmed the news of a child with his US manager, Jada Pollock, he tweeted the name of the child some minutes ago as “Zion Ayo Balogun” with feeding bottles and a #Godsblessing”

According to reports, she gave birth weeks ago, in London, but has been keeping it under wraps. The duo are said to have been having a romantic affair for over a year now.

 

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Nigerian Army Promotes 137 Officers To Generals

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The Nigerian Army Council has announced the promotion to the next higher rank of 137 officers – among whom were 45 Brigadier Generals, who were promoted to the rank of Major Generals (two star generals), and 92 Colonels, who were lifted to the rank of Brigadier Generals (One star generals).

A statement issued on Monday night by the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, confirmed the promotions.

Read the full statement issued by Usman, a brigadier general, below:

The Nigerian Army Council has today, Monday, November 20, 2017, approved the promotion of 45 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major Generals and 92 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier Generals respectively.

Some of those promoted to the rank of Two-Star Generals (Major Generals) include H.O. Otiki, Acting Commander Defence Headquarters Garrison; O.O. Soleye, Acting Director Veteran Affairs, Defence Headquarters; the Acting Provost Marshal, A.T. Hamman; the Acting Military Secretary, F Yahaya; the Acting General Officers Commanding 3, 7 and 8 Divisions, B.A. Ahanotu, I.M. Yusuf and S.O. Olabanji respectively; Acting Commander Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, J.I. Unuigbe; A. A. Jidda, Acting Commander Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport; Acting Chief of Accounts and Budget (Army), J.E. Jakko; Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army; V.O. Ezugwu; A.C. Agundu, Director, Foreign Liaison, Defence Intelligence Agency; Acting Commander, Headquarters Command Army Records, H.E. Ayamasaowei; M.S. Yusuf, Commander Guards Brigade, while late B.A.Raji, was promoted posthumously.

Similarly, O.F. Azinta, Commandant Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre; Commandant Nigerian Army School Infantry, J. Sarham; T.A. Gagariga, Commander Nigerian Army School of Artillery; L.F. Abdullahi, the Acting Commander Nigerian Army Education Corps have also been promoted Major Generals. J. G. K. Myam, Acting Director Operations; and U.S. Yakubu, Acting Director Peacekeeping Operations, were also promoted major generals.

‎Those elevated to the rank of One Star Generals (Brigadier Generals) include A. Israel, C.O. Ekulide of Defence Headquarters, S.O. Olowolayemo, J.T. Chukwu, E.E. Eyong and the prolific writer, D.C. Nengite, as well as C.A. Dalhatu and U.N. Babangida.

Others include U.I. Mohammed, N.U. Mukhtar, O.G. Onubogu, S.Tm Shafaru, G.G. Shipi, A.S. Ishaq of 8 Division Provost Group, A.O. Kalajaiye, J.C. Mbibi, J.T. Chukwu, H.A. Gambo and L.B. Mohammed, amongst others.

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Klopp Hoping To Have Matip This Weekend

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp believes centre-back Joel Matip should be fit enough for Saturday’s match.

Matip was unable to feature in the 3-0 win over Southampton last werk, after picking up a thigh strain in training.

“The squad looks good,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. “They are pretty much all here from the normal squad, apart from Joel. He is in Liverpool and full training, so all good.

“He is good. I think there will be a big chance he will be ready for Saturday, but there was no chance for this game – it was a little bit too quick, but it’s all good.”

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Klopp Hoping To Have Matip This Weekend

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp believes centre-back Joel Matip should be fit enough for Saturday’s match.

Matip was unable to feature in the 3-0 win over Southampton last werk, after picking up a thigh strain in training.

“The squad looks good,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. “They are pretty much all here from the normal squad, apart from Joel. He is in Liverpool and full training, so all good.

“He is good. I think there will be a big chance he will be ready for Saturday, but there was no chance for this game – it was a little bit too quick, but it’s all good.”

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Bellew-Haye Rematch Postponed Till 2018

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David Haye has been forced to pull out of his highly anticipated rematch against Tony Bellew, after sustaining a bicep injury.

Bellew and Haye were expected to reignite their rivalry at the O2 on December 17, however the setback means a new date has to be settled on.

“I am devastated to announce my much-anticipated rematch against Tony Bellew has been postponed until March 24th or May 5th 2018, subject to scheduling,” said Haye.

“Despite the recent injury rumours, I was in perfect condition with an incredibly strong training camp, currently weighing lighter than I have for more than five years, I couldn’t wait to get back in the ring. I was ready to rewrite the ending of the Haye Bellew saga.

“Unfortunately, after a freak accident during a stair conditioning session, which I’ve done hundreds of times before, I lost my footing, slipped and instinctively grabbed the bannister to stop myself falling down the stairwell and in doing so managed to damage my bicep.

“This afternoon I underwent a procedure to repair it, this was pretty straightforward and my doctor and physiotherapist have no doubt that not only will I make a full recovery but will be able to be back in the gym to start my arm rehabilitation in two weeks.

“I would like to apologise to Tony, and everyone at Team Bellew, as well as all our fans who have been left disappointed. I’ve been solely focussed on this fight and it’s extremely frustrating that I couldn’t finish 2017 with just my ring performance doing the talking. I look forward to getting back to training and into the ring in early 2018 with excitement and determination.”

“I’m gutted that the rematch with David has been postponed, both for myself but more for the fans,” said Bellew. “I’ve had a tough camp with a lot going on in my life but was ready to repeat my win from March.

“I’ll get over this disappointment over Christmas with my family and will be straight back into camp for a new date, it’s a big disappointment but as always I leave my career in the hands of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing who will get me back in there ASAP.”

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Dj Lambo Shuts Down Computer Village With Her Music For The People (Mftp) Free Concert.

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President of Choc Boi Nation, Dj Lambo on 16th November, in partnership with Lagos State Government, Jollof Network & Tell Entertainment held a free street concert at “Computer village” – Ikeja, which was themed “Music For The People”

The idea of the free concert was done as part of her CSR project to give back to the people and simultaneously taking the music back to the people.

Hosted by Wofai Fada the concert featured crowd favorites performances from label mates Ruby Gyang, Yung L, Ckay and Hip Hop act M.I Abaga.

Ill Bliss and street anthem “Owo Mi Da”crooners Street Billionaires were also top the crowd thrillers for MFTP free concert.

The crowd excitement was high and full of energy as they were thrilled to see these acts perform .

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Dj Lambo Shuts Down Computer Village With Her Music For The People (Mftp) Free Concert.

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President of Choc Boi Nation, Dj Lambo on 16th November, in partnership with Lagos State Government, Jollof Network & Tell Entertainment held a free street concert at “Computer village” – Ikeja, which was themed “Music For The People”

The idea of the free concert was done as part of her CSR project to give back to the people and simultaneously taking the music back to the people.

Hosted by Wofai Fada the concert featured crowd favorites performances from label mates Ruby Gyang, Yung L, Ckay and Hip Hop act M.I Abaga.

Ill Bliss and street anthem “Owo Mi Da”crooners Street Billionaires were also top the crowd thrillers for MFTP free concert.

The crowd excitement was high and full of energy as they were thrilled to see these acts perform .

See Photos below:

 

 

 

 

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Football Papers :All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Eden Hazard believes he is reaping the benefits of being forced to take a summer break to recover from an ankle injury.
Shkodran Mustafi has labelled critics of his Arsenal and Germany teammate Mesut Ozil as “stupid” and says the World Cup-winning playmaker should be judged on what he has achieved in his career.
Mauricio Pochettino has branded questions over a possible bust-up with Danny Rose as “opportunistic” amid rumours linking the defender with a January exit from Tottenham.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed the Blues need to consider buying another defender in January. Guardiola admits City have a “real problem” following an injury to John Stones marred Saturday’s win against Leicester.

LIVERPOOL ECHO
Everton’s search for a new manager has been labelled “embarrassing” as the quest for a permanent boss enters its fifth week.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE
Rafa Benitez concedes he does not know whether he will be able to make significant additions during the January transfer window – but insists Newcastle United will sign players if he can.
Simon Grayson insists Sunderland is not unmanageable – despite lasting only 15 league games in charge.

SUNDERLAND ECHO
New Sunderland boss Chris Coleman will make a new goalkeeper his top priority for the January transfer window, with a loan swoop for Liverpool’s Danny Ward top of the list.

THE SENTINEL
Charlie Adam has been told he could be allowed to leave in January – but only if it suits Stoke City to sell.
Port Vale manager Neil Aspin is on a scouting mission today as he draws up a shortlist of possible targets for January.

THE DAILY ECHO
Cedric Soares has urged Southampton to climb out the “hole” they find themselves in and change their attitude immediately to avoid being dragged into a dogfight at the bottom of the Premier League.

HULL DAILY MAIL
Leonid Slutsky believes the fragile spine of his Hull City side is to blame for their frustrating habit of conceding late goals in the Championship.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO
Callum Wilson netted a stunning comeback hat-trick before revealing his young son thought he had hung up his boots.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Ex-Swansea City skipper Jack Cork says he does not think it was Paul Clement’s decision to sell him.
Chris Coleman has claimed his decision to resign from the Wales job to join Sunderland came about because he did not feel he and the Football Association of Wales were on the same page during negotiations.

GET WEST LONDON
Slavisa Jokanovic admits Fulham haven’t improved their defence from last season but insists he must keep going with the side he has to find a solution.

DERBY TELEGRAPH
Gary Rowett remains confident that Joe Ledley will sign an extended contract with Derby County.

THE BOLTON NEWS
Phil Parkinson doesn’t want Bolton to get “left behind” in the January transfer window.

WIGAN EVENING POST
Paul Cook has called on a section of the Wigan Athletic fanbase to eradicate the ‘negativity’ he felt was in the air during Saturday’s home defeat to Bradford City.

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First set of Winners Emerge from the Guinness “#BeAFrontRowFan” Promo

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Over 135 thousand winners have emerged from the Guinness “#BeAFrontRowFan” National Consumer promo which was launched on the 23rd of October, 2017.

Among the winners are Yakubu Olumide and Adebayo Kehinde who won One Million Naira each from the “Be A Front Row Fan” promotion. Winners were selected during the weekly draw that was held on Tuesday- 7th of November, 2017.  Over one thousand consumers have also been rewarded with Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) cash prizes and airtime worth millions have also been given away to consumers  since the kick off of the promo.

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The #BeAFrontRowFan promo which will run for Fourteen (14) weeks, will give Fourteen (14) lucky consumers a chance to win One (1) Million Naira each. Thousands of people also stand a chance to win Five Thousand Naira (N5, 000) and Millions in Airtime.

Yakubu Olumide, a Twenty-Seven year old student of Ambrose-Alli University  couldn’t believe his luck when he was informed of his win. He said, “I am very excited for this prize money. I am grateful to Guinness for this. I am a huge fan of Thierry Henry and I am excited that I will have an opportunity to watch a match with him live”.

For Mr Adebayo Kehinde, another winner of One Million Naira (N1, 000,000), the prize money couldn’t have come at a better time “I wasn’t expecting to win this wonderful prize, but I’m so grateful for it. I am into photography and I have been looking for funds to buy more equipment, this money will go a long way in providing for that.”

Speaking on the National Consumer Promo, Nike Adebola, Marketing Director, Guinness said that; we are very happy that the first two weeks of the draws have been concluded and the first Two Millionaires (2) have been rewarded. At the launch of the promo, we announced that every week, one lucky winner will win One Million Naira (N1, 000,000). Furthermore, consumers will stand a chance to win Five Thousand Naira (N5, 000) coach, plus airtime worth millions of Naira daily.

“Also,  fourteen (14) lucky consumers of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout will stand a chance to watch a game with international football icon, Thierry Henry when he visits in Nigerian on December 17th and 18th.

Also speaking at the draw, Afam Ojeh, representative from the National Lottery Regulatory Commission said “The Guinness “#BeAFrontRowFan” Promotion draws passed through all approval process and that is why we are here today.  I am glad to report that the commission is satisfied with the transparency of the process.”

To participate in the promo, Consumers only need to buy a bottle of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, open the crown cork to reveal a code; SMS the code to 1759 e.g.: SMS T8R7KYU7 to 1759.

#BeAFrontRowFan promo will run from October 23 2017 to January 31 2018, winners will be selected weekly from all over Nigeria.

For Further details on the promo, follow @GuinnessNGR on Twitter and Instagram and Like the Guinness Facebook page @GuinnessNigeria.

See more pictures of the Guinness #BeAFrontRowFan Presentation

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For Further details on the promo, follow @GuinnessNGR on Twitter and Instagram and Like the Guinness Facebook page @GuinnessNigeria.

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“He Wanted To Go And Discover His Talent” – Paul Okoye Stated As He Blames His Brother Peter, For Psquare Split

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During his performance at the recently held PhynoFest carnival in Enugu, Paul Okoye aka RudeBoy blamed his twin brother Peter Okoye popularly known as Mr P for the controversial split of the Psquare group.

While performing at ‘The Cathedral’, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, concerned fan consistently asked him of the whereabouts of his brother, Peter, then he responded that his brother was in America, before bursting into laughter.

He later stopped his performance to address the crowd in Igbo language, stating that his brother’s desire to pursue his personal ambition was the major reason behind the group’s break up.

“We were singing together when my brother said he wants to go and discover his talent. I had no choice. But guess what, I have my brand new song titled Fire Fire,” Paul said.

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Thiago Silva Confirms He’s Trying To Convince Philippe Coutinho To Join Him At PSG

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Thiago Silva has revealed to Telefoot that he used the recent international break to try and convince Philippe Coutinho to team up with him and Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar, Dani Alves and Marquinhos all play for PSG and Silva urged Coutinho to become the latest South American to join the growing Brazilian contingent.

‘I talk a lot with Coutinho. I hope that at the end of the season or even before, it could be a nice surprise for us,’ he told Telefoot.

As with Neymar, I give him a lot of advice. But I think the most important thing for him is to make the best decision.’

Coutinho was close to joining Barcelona last summer, but Liverpool were steadfast in their objection and rejected three bids for their star man.

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Our Performance Against Tottenham Has Shut Some Mouths – Hector Bellerin

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Hector Bellerin said Arsenal have “shut some mouths” with their 2-0 derby win over Tottenham on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger’s team restored bragging rights in North London with their best performance of the season, and Hector Bellerin said it should silence some of the team’s critics.

“There’s always a lot of talk but I think it was one of those games where we showed what we could do. We shut some mouths as well,” Bellerin told the Arsenal website. “There are people who talk a lot and now, after watching that game at home, they’ll be thinking that these guys have a chance.”

It was Arsenal’s most complete performance in a long time as they combined effective pressing off the ball with solid defending and clinical finishing — converting both of their only two shots on target. And Bellerin admitted the team has to find a way of performing like that consistently.

“Of course. That’s what we’re trying to do. Sometimes, for different reasons, we haven’t been able to do it, but this is how we set the bar and show what potential we have,” he said. “That’s what we’ve got to work hard to do every single week, week in, week out.”

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UPDATE!! Police Invites Burna Boy For Questioning Over Alleged Involvement In Mr 2kay’s Robbery Attack

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Lagos State Police commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, during a press briefing earlier today, called Burna to report to the Police Station for questioning over the robbery case of Mr 2kay.

According to the Police commissioner, ‘4 armed robbers carried out the attack and detectives were able to arrest one of their girlfriends who is identified as ‘Matejero’ which led to the capture of the others. During interrogation, the robbers confessed that they were hired by Burna Boy through his manager, Joel Kantiock who was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna State’.

He continued saying;

they confessed to receiving a part payment of 50,000 naira before the job and another 50,000 was paid to the robbers directly by Burna Boy when the job was done. At the moment, efforts to apprehend Burna Boy is proving futile but we count on him to make himself available for questioning immediately.

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Arsenal Set To Appoint Borussia Dortmund’s Sven Mislintat As Chief Scout

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Arsenal are in talks with Borussia Dortmund’s highly-rated chief scout Sven Mislintat about a switch to the Emirates

The Gunners are hoping to appoint Sven Mislintat as de facto head of recruitment – overseeing the club’s scouting and recruitment alongside current chief scout Steve Rowley.

Mislintat is nicknamed ‘Diamond Eye’ in Germany. His discovery of Shinji Kagawa in Japan was one of many of successes since the 45-year-old joined Dortmund in 2007.

Mislintat is expected to join Arsenal this calendar year, with the Gunners paying a fee of between €1-2 million to Dortmund, where he is under contract until 2021. He will reportedly earn a yearly salary of €1.8m.

While there has yet to be an official announcement from either club, Dortmund did not deny the reports when rejecting rumours that sporting director Michael Zorc is set to follow Mislintat to the Emirates Stadium.

“Needless to say, this is at odds with the truth,” Dortmund commented on the Zorc speculation, first reported by the Daily Mirror on Sunday, before failing to reject the Mislintat talk.

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“Don’t Blame M.I, I Have Not Stopped Being A Rapper” – Dice Ailes Responds To Critics

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The stone of criticisms that followed M.I Abaga’s “Fix Your Life Track” which the Chocolate City Boss used in sending a message to all rappers turned singers in the industry also hit his own Label act, Dice Ailes.

Fans and critics labelled M.I a hypocritical person, citing an example of Dice Ailes, an artiste under him, who they say has also “switched from rapping to singing.”

The Otedola crooner himself, Diles Ailes recently responded to his critics in interview, explaining that he has not stopped rapping, but that he has added singing to his craft in a bid to appeal to the Nigerian audience.

Listen to him below:

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Celebrations, Protests As Kenya’s Supreme Court Upholds Kenyatta’s Presidential Win

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There were moments of celebration and protest from opposition in Kenya on Monday as the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week.

While delivering his verdict, Chief Justice David Maraga threw out the cases by three petitioners that sought to invalidate the results of the Oct. 26 election rerun, saying their arguments were without merit.

The unanimous decision is the latest — and, it seems, final — stage of Kenya’s unexpectedly prolonged presidential election cycle, which erupted this weekend into clashes between “protesting” opposition supporters and the police that were broadcast on live television.

Kenya has been through two presidential elections this year, both of which have come before the Supreme Court for review. The court nullified Mr. Kenyatta’s Aug. 8 win, citing irregularities. On Tuesday, it dismissed two petitions against his Oct. 26 victory, saying they lacked merit.

The country’s apex court had stunned Kenya and much of the continent on September 1, after it invalidated Kenyatta’s win on the grounds of irregularities, forcing the election to be re-held.

Kenyatta’s main rival, Raila Odinga, however, pulled out of the rerun at the last minute saying the new elections would be flawed as well since the commission overseeing the contest had not been reformed.

Jubilee Party supporters cheer after Kenya's Supreme Court upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month's repeat presidential vote, in Nairobi, Kenya November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Jubilee Party supporters cheer after Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote, in Nairobi, Kenya November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The election went ahead and Kenyatta won by a landslide, though voting did not take place in a number of opposition districts.

In Odinga latest statement, he dismissed the court decision, saying it was made under coercion and insisted that the government and the election were still illegitimate.

“It was a decision taken under duress. We do not condemn the court, we sympathize with it,” said the statement.

In the wake of the verdict, celebrations immediately broke out outside the court where supporters of Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party had gathered, decked out in the party colors and waving Kenyan flags.

There were celebrations in other party strongholds around the city, as well.

The months between the elections and the court decisions have seen repeated demonstrations by Odinga’s supporters and following the court decision, there were outbursts in opposition strongholds like the city of Kisumu in the west.

The roughly even division between Kenyatta and Odinga supporters is based largely on ethnic lines, between the Kenyatta’s Kikuyu tribe and Odinga’s Luo, raising the fears of ethnic clashes.

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BREAKING: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Agrees To Step Down, Drafts Resignation Letter

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and his resignation letter has been drafted, CNN said on Monday, citing a source familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power in Harare last week.

Quoting the source, the news network said the army generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands, including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would keep his private property.

According to the source, the aim of Sunday’s televised address in which Mugabe appeared to resist calls to step aside was to ensure the veteran leader openly declared the military’s actions to be constitutional.

Two senior government sources also told Reuters late on Sunday that Mugabe had agreed to resign but did not know details of his departure.

For the resignation to formally take place, however, a letter must first be sent to the speaker of Parliament, added the source.

Mugabe had stunned the nation on Sunday when he refused to say in a live televised address if he was stepping down.

His party Zanu-PF had earlier sacked him as party leader, and given him less than 24 hours to resign as president or be impeached after military seized power and kept him under house arrest.

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I Want To Spend My Entire Career At Tottenham – Harry Kane

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Harry Kane has said his goal is to play for Tottenham for his entire career

“My goal is to play my entire career only for Tottenham,” he told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

“We have a fantastic team, a great coach, a professional training centre and we’re getting a new stadium.

“At the moment, everything suits me here and I’m happy.”

Harry Kane has been in prolific form for club and country this campaign, notching 17 goals so far despite the season being just three months old.

Since making his Spurs first-team debut in 2011, Kane has scored 112 goals in 180 appearances.

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Claudio Ranieri Confirms He Would Think About Coaching Italy

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Claudio Ranieri has confirmed that he would be tempted to take on the Italy job if he is approached over the vacant position.

Boss Giampiero Ventura was soon sacked on the back of a poor qualifying campaign, with Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Massimiliano Allegri and Ranieri among the rumoured contenders to take charge.

Ranieri, a Premier League winner with Leicester City last year, says that whoever is appointed has a big task on their hands.

“Would I be the Italy coach? I would have to think about it, but it doesn’t only depend on me, as I have a contract with Nantes and a president who I would have to talk to,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I read names like Max Allegri, Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti. I say that right now they need to think carefully about what to do next. Whoever they get from that list will be excellent. I think that in Italy the situation of the coach is almost secondary, because we have hit rock bottom and need things to change.

“There are interesting young players and we will get back on our feet. Italy hadn’t missed the World Cup for 60 years, but at times you need to hit rock bottom to get back on your feet.”

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Arsene Wenger Admits Manchester City Are “On Another Planet”

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Arsene Wenger has admitted that Manchester City are “on another planet” with their form so far this season.

Pep Guardiola’s side have dropped just two points from their opening 12 Premier League games, building an eight-point lead over the chasing pack at the top of the table.

Saturday’s 2-0 win over Leicester City made it 16 wins in a row across all competitions for the runaway leaders, and Wenger admitted that it is impossible to compete with City on current form.

“Manchester City is on another planet with the results. That’s why, two weeks ago, I was so angry because they didn’t need that help,” he told reporters.

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Javier Pastore’s Agent Comment On Reports Linking Him To Inter Milan

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The agent of Javier Pastore has said the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is interested in a move to Inter Milan.

Javier Pastore is tipped to leave the Parc des Princes after falling down the pecking order and the San Siro now looks like a probable destination.

“I have been positively impressed by the season Inter have had so far. Walter Sabatini is the best in the world at what he does, Ausilio is second best. Luciano Spalletti is a great coach, he is the number 1 coach in Italy.

“We will see if the Chinese owners can sniff that a good deal can be made here,” Marcelo Simonian is quoted as saying by Calciomercato.

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West Brom Announce Sacking Of Manager Tony Pulis

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West Brom have sacked manager Tony Pulis, the club has announced.

Tony Pulis has left his position as head coach at the Hawthorns after just two wins in his last 21 Premier League games following Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.

Albion are just a point and a place above the relegation zone after an 11-game winless run in all competitions.

West Brom won their first three games of the campaign, but have not won since 22 August, when they beat League Two Accrington 3-1 in the Carabao Cup

Chairman John Williams said in a statement: “These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club.

“We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing.

“We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony’s contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Assistant Head Coach Gary Megson has agreed to take charge of first-team affairs until further notice.

The other top-flight bosses to be sacked this season are Ronald Koeman (Everton), Frank De Boer (Crystal Palace), Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City) and Slaven Bilic (West Ham).

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Football Papers :All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Daniel Sturridge is ready to quit Liverpool in January to save his World Cup dream.
  • Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola could spark a tug-of-war for Virgil van Dijk after confirming he will target a new defender in January.
  • Danny Rose is in line to return for Tottenham to face Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.
  • Hugo Lloris has warned his Tottenham team-mates to forget the title and start worrying about finishing in this season’s top four.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has revealed Pep Guardiola has left Manchester City’s former underachievers believing they can defeat anyone.
  • Arsene Wenger has said Manchester City are unstoppable in this season’s title race because their players are out of this world.
  • Rafa Benitez says Paul Pogba has a long way to go before he can be viewed as a great player like Steven Gerrard.
  • Arsenal’s hopes of signing Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup have been hit by a rival bid from Everton.
  • Pep Guardiola will not allow any of his Manchester City stars to take things easy.
  • Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks is being eyed by Liverpool and Tottenham.
  • Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo discussed his own transfer plans with Antoine Griezmann after the Madrid derby, according to reports.
  • Shkodran Mustafi has slammed Arsenal’s critics after their Tottenham win.
  • Barcelona have made an offer for Arsenal star Mesut Ozil as they aim to secure the player’s signature, according to reports.
  • Antonio Conte has been named as first choice to be the national manager by Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio.
  • Benevento have made the worst start to a season by a team from Europe’s top five leagues after they were condemned to a 13th straight defeat by Sassuolo on Sunday.
  • Jose Mourinho will be manager of Man United until at least 2020.
  • Sunderland boss Chris Coleman is entitled to a £1m bonus if the club returns to the Premier League.
  • Manchester City will battle Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea for Schalke star Leon Goretzka with Bayern Munich and Juventus also in the hunt.
  • Captain Gary Cahill hopes Chelsea’s heavy Champions League defeat to Roma will be the shock to the system that galvanises their season.
  • Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has dismissed speculation that he was set to join Inter Milan in the summer.
  • Danny Rose is fuming at being left out of the Spurs squad for Saturday’s north London derby defeat.
  • Sam Johnstone is being eyed by West Brom – and could end his Aston Villa loan early
  • Pep Guardiola has described John Stones’ injury as a real, real problem while the pressure is now on Vincent Kompany to stay fit

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Bruno Mars Wins Big At American Music Awards 2017 (See Full List)

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Bruno Mars was the biggest winner of the night as he took home seven awards at the 2017 edition of American Music Awards which took place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles., while New Zealand country music singer Keith Urban went home with three awards.

See the full list of winners below;

2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS 
Lifetime Achievement Award
Diana Ross – WINNER

Artist of the Year
Bruno Mars – WINNER
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist

Bruno Mars – WINNER
Drake
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist

Lady Gaga – WINNER
Rihanna
Alessia Cara

Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group

Coldplay
The Chainsmokers
Imagine Dragons – WINNER

Favorite Pop/Rock Album

The Weeknd Starboy
Bruno Mars 24K Magic – WINNER
Drake More Life

Favorite Pop/Rock Song

‘Despacito’ Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – WINNER
‘Shape Of You’ Ed Sheeran
‘Closer’ The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey

New Artist of the Year
James Arthur
Niall Horan – WINNER
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey ‘Closer’
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne ‘I’m the One’
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber ‘Despacito’ – WINNER
Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar ‘Don’t Wanna Know’
The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk ‘Starboy’

Tour of the Year
Garth Brooks
Coldplay – WINNER
U2

Video of the Year
Bruno Mars ‘That’s What I Like’ – WINNER
Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee ‘Despacito’
Ed Sheeran ‘Shape of You’

Favorite Country Male Artist
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban – WINNER

Favorite Country Female Artist

Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood – WINNER

Favorite Country Duo or Group

Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town – WINNER
Old Dominion
Favorite Country Album
Jason Aldean They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton From A Room: Volume 1
Keith Urban Ripcord – WINNER

Favorite Country Song
Sam Hunt ‘Body Like A Back Road’
Jon Pardi ‘Dirt On My Boots’
Keith Urban ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ – WINNER

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist  
Drake – WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Drake More Life
Kendrick Lamar DAMN – WINNER
Migos Culture

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song
DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne ‘I’m the One’ – WINNER
Kendrick Lamar ‘HUMBLE.’
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane ‘Black Beatles’

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist
Bruno Mars – WINNER
Childish Gambino
The Weeknd

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist
Beyoncé – WINNER
Kehlani
Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B Album
Bruno Mars ’24K Magic’ – WINNER
Childish Gambino ‘Awaken, My Love!’
The Weeknd ‘Starboy’

Favorite Soul/R&B Song
Bruno Mars ‘That’s What I Like’ – WINNER
Khalid ‘Location’
The Weeknd ‘Starboy’

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist

Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park – WINNER
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Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
The Chainsmokers – WINNER
DJ Snake
Calvin Harris
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes – WINNER
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Latin Artist
Daddy Yankee
Luis Fonsi
Shakira – WINNER

Favorite Contemporary/Inspirational Artist
Lauren Daigle- WINNER
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Top Soundtrack
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana – WINNER
Trolls

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