Buhari Travels To Ghana On Monday

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart for Accra to attend the Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary on Monday 5, 2018.

In a statement issued on Sunday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the main ceremony would hold at the Ghana’s Independence Square on Tuesday.

Buhari who was invited as a special guest of honour is the only foreign guest invited by President Nana Akufo-Addo to address the august gathering,

He said that Buhari would use the unique opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing warm relations between the peoples and governments of both brotherly nations.

The President would also underscore Nigeria’s commitment to strengthening the bilateral ties in furtherance of democracy, good governance and overall development not only in the West African sub-region, but also the African continent.

He said the President, who would be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, and the National Security Adviser, Mr. Babagana Monguno, would return to Abuja after the celebrations on Tuesday.

The statement read: “It is noteworthy that the President is the only foreign leader invited to the historic event as the special guest of honour. Similarly, other than his host, President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Nigerian leader is the only foreign guest scheduled to address the august gathering.”

“President Buhari will use the unique opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing warm relations between the peoples and governments of both brotherly nations.

“He will also underscore Nigeria’s commitment to strengthening the bilateral ties in furtherance of democracy, good governance and overall development not only in the West African sub-region, but also the African continent.

“The President and his delegation which includes, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, will return to Abuja after the celebrations on Tuesday.”

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UTME 2018: JAMB Directs Candidates To Start Printing Notification Slip From March 6

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to start printing their examination notification slip from Tuesday, March 6.

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The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria that arrangements had been concluded for the successful conduct of the exam scheduled to hold from March 9 to March 17.

Fabian said, “With have successfully conducted the Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Monday, February 26, and based on that, we can confidently say, we are good to go.

“The mock UTME was to expose the candidates to the process as well as test the level of preparedness of the various centres.

“Candidates can now go ahead and print their examination notification slips from Tuesday.

“These candidates must ensure that these slips are printed before Friday, March 9 in order to farmiliarise themselves with the examination schedules as no form of excuse for missing the examination will be entertained.

“We want to warn that the board will not reschedule any examination for anybody and so any candidate that fails to adhere strictly to the examination schedule as stated in their slips should have himself or herself to blame.”

Benjamin, however, warned candidates not to go to their respective centres with prohibited items such as telephones, wristwatches, pens, and other devices.

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 35: Tobi And Cee-C At It Again!

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The drama between Tobi and Cee-C seems to be an endless one as it is becoming a norm that every Saturday after the party in the #bbnaija House, the duo steal the spotlight with their fights.

Week in week out it’s an emotional rollercoaster with the two of them and they seem to manage to drag everyone along with them. Day 33 was no different but this time it was more intense with Cee-C issuing threats and throwing swear words at Tobi.

The realisation the she could be evicted later at the eviction show slowly sank in and made her angry towards the person who’s put her in that position in the first place. However, her anger didn’t seem to faze Tobi, as it seems his level of alcohol intoxication wouldn’t allow it.

As angry as Cee-C was, Tobi saw it all as a joke. He however did mention to her though, that any day and anytime, it’s the game that comes before any other #bbnaija Housemate and it doesn’t matter if your name is Cee-C or someone else.

It appears he was telling her indirectly to stop seeing herself as more important than everyone else.

The duo keep coming back and forth trying to be civil with each other, but they ironed out certain issues with Cee-C making her stand very clear.

Having said that she was feeling miserable this past week and the possibility of her leaving becoming a reality, Cee-C told Tobi that if she does get evicted from the #bbnaija house, things will never be the same for her and him.

She emphasised that they’re no longer anything else but Housemates, not even friends.

There is no doubt that they the two like each other but they’re playing hide and seek. They both do things and say things that seems contradictory at the end of the day.

We wait to see what the future holds for the two.

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#BBNaija Day 34: DJ Neptune Shuts Down The Saturday Night Party

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After an eventful week in the #bbnaija house that had the theme “Nigerian art and music”, the Housemates dressed up for a very special party placed under the magic of Nigerian acclaimed DJ Neptune.

The guys and ladies in the #bbnaija House were fitted with the good old school outfits that reminded everyone of the seventies and eighties.

Their attires were in no way easy on the eyes as it ranged from a combination of colourful bell bottom pants, flamboyant colours and flashy patterns to platform shoes and flared sleeves topped with larger-than-life wigs which all made the party colourful.

Furthermore, the #bbnaija housemates added finishing touches with their accessories which stole the show. From Alex’s oversized hoops earrings, to Nina and Anto’s white socks tucked into sandals, and Ahneeka matching her hair turban to her shirt, the #bbnaija House seemed to have taken a time machine back to the eighties.

From the moment DJ Neptune boomed his music through the speakers, the #bbnaija Housemates needed no persuading to glide onto the dancefloor to the frenzied African music.

The music DJ Neptune churned out rannged from West African hits to East African classics and Southern African beats with North African rhythms. He allowed Africa to take the centre stage on the #BBNaija dancefloor.

With a glass firmly in hand, the #bbnaija Housemates joyfully swayed and shook their bodies to the rhythm of the songs that transcended Africa.

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Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori Passes Away At 31

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Hours before Fiorentina took to the pitch against Udinese, the club’s captain, Davide Astori was pronounced dead at the age of 31.

Astori reportedly died suddenly at an Udine hotel on Sunday morning, where La Viola were based ahead of Sunday’s clash.

All Serie A matches slated for today has been postponed as a sign of respect.

A club statement read: “Fiorentina is deeply saddened to announce that our captain Davide Astori has passed away, after suffering a sudden illness.

 

“For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media.”

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Why I Quit Music To Become A Pastor – KAS Reveals

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“Fimile” crooner, Kas has retired from music to become a pastor. The reason behind the singer’s shocking transition from the studio to the altar is yet unclear to fans.

Meanwhile, Kas has come out to describe himself as a prostitute in an attempt to explain his journey away from music to obey the altar call.

He Said;

“Yes, I’m receiving the anointing from the Holy Spirit, real talk, it’s no joke. I don’t know when people will believe I’m saying the truth. The thing is when you have been called people find it hard to believe. I’m an ashawo musician, I’m not an afro-beat artiste; I always say it that I’m an ashawo musician”, he said.

Kas then mentioned that abandoning music to become a pastor was as a result of a covenant he made with God during childhood.

“When I was 7-years old I made a covenant with God that if He can make me a popular musician, in return I will serve Him. God did his part and I became a popular musician but in return I was running.
Six pastors at six different times told me that I’m supposed to be a pastor.

After a while my mom told me that if God really called me He would reveal Himself to me in a dream. It was like a joke but God later revealed Himself to me and I saw everything from the beginning of the ministry to what it would end up being”, he said.

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My Life In Danger Over Olamide’s Failure To Step On Stage In Barcelona – Show Promoter Cries Out

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A Barcelona based Nigerian show promoter, Oluwatosin Oketumo otherwise known as T-Cash has revealed that his life is in danger due to failure to get Olamide on stage at his show.

According to him, he initially had an agreement of €8,500 with the artiste tour manager, Alex Ozone to have Olamide perform at the event.

Speaking with Saturday beats, T-Cash said he paid Olamide’s camp €4,000 but despite paying the money Olamide did not show up for the performance. Now people are posting his picture with the caption RIP.

He admitted that although he did not meet up with the terms and conditions of the contract, he ought to be refunded since the singer did not register his presence at the event.

He said,

“The name of my outfit is T-Cash International Promotion and I am based in Barcelona. I had a deal of €8,500 with O3 Media, Alex Ozone who is Olamide’s tour manager but I was unable to meet up with the whole money as of the time of the event.

The initial agreement was that I was going to pay for the flight ticket and hotel reservation of five people from Prague, the Czech Republic to Barcelona, at the end of the day, I was told to add two more people to the list making it a total of seven people. I did not object.

They were supposed to arrive on Friday but I booked the ticket a day before so that we could have a massive publicity for the show.

At the end of the day, the turnout was not as massive as I expected but I was able to gather €3,000. With that money, I went to the hotel to talk to Ozone to plead with him to have €3,000 and I promised I would give them the full payment after the show.

At the end of the day, they collected €3,000 plus the €1,000 I had given them earlier. After I had begged, he said that he went to talk to Olamide and the singer said that he would not perform if his fee was not complete, and that’s how everything went wrong and they left Barcelona.

“Olamide was in his room and they did not allow me to talk to him. By the time I went to the venue to talk to the crowd, people had scattered everywhere and before I got back to the hotel, they had already taken a cab to the airport and travelled to Germany.

I have been trying to reach them but they are not saying anything and people have begun to rubbish my name. Some people have been saying that they paid me and I absconded with their money but it is a lie.

No one contributed a dime for me to stage this show. It was just me and three of my friends that came together to make it happen.

“Now I am trying to reach them to ask for my €4,000, even though I know I may not get the refund for the tickets I bought. Right now, I am facing a lot in Barcelona just because Olamide did not perform as I promised.

Many people are writing nasty things about me with some posting my picture and writing Rest In Peace on it. My life is in danger as I am being threatened constantly. I am facing a lot right now just because of the show and it is also spoiling my business.

I contacted Olamide through Ozone because he is his tour manager. I am not thinking of taking legal action but I just want them to return my money and I would know how to sort the mess out,” he said.

When Saturday Beats reached out to Olamide’s tour manager, Ozone, he simply said that they had a deal but T-cash did not meet up his end of the bargain.

“Did he tell you we had a contract prior to the concert?” Ozone queried. “He didn’t meet up, that’s why I didn’t allow Olamide to perform.

So how would I have got the balance? He didn’t pay as agreed, so we had to leave. The contract stated that he would pay €8,500 and provide flights and accommodation for five people.

“I have a right to sue him for breach of our contract. The dude made me lose €5,000 for that show. He did a live video on his Facebook page where he even apologised for using me,” Ozone said.

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Only Black Panther Can Stop Boko Haram

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Only Black Panther Can Stop Boko Haram by Fredrick Nwabufo

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Boko Haram has brandished its fangs in the most daring way this week. Attack after attack, but with a new onslaught trouncing the old one in audacity, gruesomeness and fatality. 

Between Thursday and Friday, Boko Haram launched coordinated attacks, like Hitler’s blitzkrieg, on Adamawa, Yobe and Borno. The insurgents hit two villages in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state reportedly abducting some locals and killing innocents.

This piece was written by Fredrick Nwabufo and was first published on TheCable. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

 In Borno, the insurgents attacked a military base in Rann, killing four soldiers. They went further to hit a camp of internally-displaced persons in the area, killing four UN workers. 

In Yobe, a female suicide bomber strolled into a mosque; detonated her death merchandise, killing a worshipper. It is has been a week of bloodshed and horror.

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p id=”m_8797527230903704595yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1519976078171_106239″>On February 4, Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said Boko Haram had been “completely defeated”. He also said: “We have broken the heart and soul of Shekau’s group.” He few days later, Dapchi schoolgirls’ abduction happened. 

How did a “completely defeated” Boko Haram rise like the phoenix from the ashes in weeks?

I must say, the military has become superlatively effective with propaganda. Terrorism, everyone knows, is asymmetrical; it is disingenuous and embarrassing for the military to make categorical statements on the war – soon after which the insurgents will scandalised it with another daring attack.

The war against Boko Haram is already in its eight year, and it may linger for more years, if not decades. Why? Boko Haram is powered by a deadly ideology. And that ideology cannot be extinguished by the fire of artillery. Also, the insurgency will linger because there are 10 million out-of-school children on the streets in the north, some of whom lessen the pain of their quotidian and famished existence with hard drugs. 

At the risk of saying it ad nauseam, the possible antidote to this problem is education, but more importantly, de-emphasising religion in our national life. Religion should play little or no role in our public lives. But when governors spend millionaires of naira building vulgar churches and mosques instead of investing prodigiously in education, you wonder if they are really ready for a solution to the security problem.

In the movie, ‘Black Panther’, T’Challa, the Black Panther, rescued some abducted girls from insurgents in Sambisa Forest by the strokes of his claws. It was a telling scene for me. Perhaps, we need the Black Panther to rescue the Dapchi girls in captivity and to stop more abductions. 

As it is, we are not ready to do the needful, besides military campaigns, to solve the Boko Haram problem. We need a superhero. 

This piece was written by Fredrick Nwabufo and was first published on TheCable. 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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#BBNaija 2018 Day 34: Ahneeka And Angel Pair Get Rewarded For Winning

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Big brother has made it some sort of ritual in the #bbnaija house for housemates to take part in the highly competitive Arena Games and for the winner to get rewarded.

For the #bbnaija Housemates, Friday nights have ushered in the weekend leading to the Live Shows. With a prize as an added incentive, the #bbnaija Housemates usually give their best to the Games as they leave the Arena all sweaty and excited from getting their blood running so fast from adrenaline surge.

This week, Ahneeka emerged winner of the #bbnaija arena games and she was overjoyed to have finally won her first prize since entering the House.

Everyone was surprised though they warmly cheered her and acknowledged her efforts. As her teammate, Angel was inevitably ecstatic about Ahneeka’s win for it meant that he too would benefit from it.

He couldn’t contain himself as the pride in his eyes for Ahneeka whom it was obvious he really fancied, was clear for all to see. When the time came for them to get rewarded, Ahneeka and Angel walked up to the bedroom where two massage tables had been laid out for them.

Wearing a pair of skimpy jeans shorts, Ahneeka removed her t-shirt and buried her head in the table ready to fully enjoy the reward. Angel waited for her to be in full massage position to then remove his tracksuit bottom and lie on the adjacent massage table.

Angel however couldn’t help it and he cheekily started groaning loudly, which alerted the other #bbnaija Housemates who came running up to the bedroom, only to find both of them receiving massages on their well-oiled backs.

General laughter ensued all through the house, as the #bbnaija Housemates stood there enviously watching and wishing they too were receiving massages.

Later on, Ahneeka and Angel emerged from this very special treat looking all refreshed and relaxed. This however didn’t go unnoticed by Rico Swavey as he poked Ahneeka that she looked like she was on another planet.

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Report: Arsenal And Chelsea Set To Battle For Carlo Ancelotti

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Chelsea and Arsenal are set battle for experienced manager Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the season, according to reports

The speculation surrounding the future of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte continues to gather pace while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, is being tipped to walk away from the Emirates Stadium this summer following damaging back-to-back 3-0 defeats to Manchester City over the last week.

According to the Express, both Chelsea and Arsenal want Ancelotti to manage their teams next season.

Carlo Ancelotti led Chelsea to the 2009-10 Premier League title and 2009-10 FA Cup during his two-year spell in England, which ended in 2011.

Ancelotti, who has recently moved back to London, was sacked by Bayern Munich in September after an indifferent start to the 2017-18 campaign.

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Bolton Complete Signing Of Nigeria Striker Chinedu Obasi

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Bolton have signed Nigerian international striker Chinedu Obasi on a short-term deal following his departure from Swedish outfit AIK.

The Nigeria international also played under former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson at Chinese side Shenzhen.

Obasi is Bolton’s second signing in two weeks after Jan Kirchhoff joined the club on 22 February.

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5 Feared Killed In Fresh Mambilla Plateau Attacks

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The Police Command in Taraba has confirmed that five people were killed and several others injured in fresh attacks on Fulani communities by suspected Mambilla militia in Sardauna local government area of the state.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP David Misal, disclosed this to  the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.

He said that the crisis erupted in Nyiwa and Yerimaru areas on Thursday as a result of a misunderstanding between a farmer and a herder.

He said units of mobile policemen and soldiers from the 20 battalion in Serti have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order.

Misal added that the situation, which led to the burning of several homes and killing of many cows, had been brought under control.

A victim of the attack, Malam Abubakar Ardo, who escaped with his family, told NAN in Gembu that the attacks started at midday on Thursday and most of the killings occurred in the night.

He said almost all houses in about 15 Fulani communities were torched by the assailants.

Ardo said that the timely arrival of both army and police prevented further killings and destruction of property.

He said that about 15 people were killed during the violence on Thursday evening, adding that five of those killed were buried in Gembu on Friday.

Ardo also confirmed that security personnel have been drafted to the trouble areas leading to restoration of peace.

He called on the state government and security agencies to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators to serve as deterrent to others.

(NAN)

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2019 Polls: Atiku To Formally Declare For Presidency In 2 Weeks

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A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has disclosed that he will formally declare his 2019 presidential ambition on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a fortnight.

The ex-VP stated this on Saturday in Abuja at the formal launch of the Street to Street Support Initiative (SSSI) for Atiku 2019 and the inauguration of national, zonal and states officers of the organisation led by National President and Head of Administration Wabara Emeka Gerald.

The declaration is scheduled for Abuja, according to the National Chairman of Atiku Cares Foundation and Director Youth of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation (AACO), Aliyu Bin Abbas.

According to him, the former vice president was overwhelmed by the support and love shown him across the country, especially in his bid for the presidency.

His words: “He nearly shed tears when he (Atiku) asked me to reschedule another engagement to represent him here as he was overwhelmed by the massive support given to him by Nigerians especially the youths in his 35-year experience of being a politician.

“He has suffered a lot from the hand of politicians but is consoled by the increasing support by Nigerians. In two weeks’ time by Gods’ Grace he will formally open his campaign office in Abuja on the platform of the PDP.

“His message is that it is high time for Nigerians to vote out those in government due to their failure of helping the country out of its predicament and only resort to propaganda; and use and dump tactics.”

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#BBNaija 2018 Day 34: The Complications That Surround Lolu And Anto

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Lolu has been courting Anto for quite some time of the two of themm being in the #bbnaija house and it appears the lady wants to remain pretty much unresponsive to his feelings.

While Lolu has been able to get away with a kiss, it appears that singular action doesnt mean much, perhaps because she used it as an opportunity to extend a white flag to him as a way of stopping herself from giving it to K.Brule, before his exit from the #bbnaija house.

The feelings between the duo since their time of being in the #bbnaija house is pretty much one without shape or form. It however seems like Lolu sees things differently, perhaps because his advances have been met with a residue of hope.

When Ebuka asked Anto about her relationship with Lolu, she dully gave a somewhat positive answer, saying that something could happen. This singular response has somewhat given Lolu a ray of hope, which has inadvertently buoyed him to keep the chase on.

The most interesting part of the love story between the pair was the ‘bedtime gist’ that happened on day 33. Lolu brought out his feather-soft guns and hoped to get a reaction out of Anto but with the amount of shade she threw, it’s a good thing thay things got wrapped up on time.

He asked if there was any hope at all of them becoming a thing; explaining to her how uneasy uncertainty leaves him. Anto seemed to have ready-mades responses that would ensure Lolu gets off her back because she quickly pulled out her classic ‘eggs in basket’ response.

To further elaborate her lowkey rejection, she told him that she was “… one for all and all for none”; also mentioning that he had competition as other hopefuls kept sending her their resumes and sooner or later, she would respond because ‘someone’ kept directing her to look at ‘other options’.

Lolu was definitely interested in finding out who his competition was, but Anto wouldn’t budge, she simply told him that she couldn’t reveal who it was and encouraged him to keep fighting.

It seems Anto is not into Lolu, at least not in ‘that’ way but, should he survive the looming evictions from the #bbnaija house, Anto would have to replenish her excuse because it doesn’t look like he’s giving up anytime soon.

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Snake In The Monkey’s Shadow

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Snake In The Monkey’s Shadow By Cosmas Odoemena

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“Bros, do you know the latest movie in naija?” “I’m not much of a movie buff. But I believe it has to do with one human superhero that represents an animal.” “Even mentioning human and animal shows you have an idea.”

“Yes, it’s called ‘The Black Panther!’” “Good guess. I knew you would go for that. But I’m sorry, you are wrong!”

“You mean it’s not?” “It’s not. The Black Panther is now “in the shadow” of this movie.”

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“I’m all ears, bro.” “It’s called ‘Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow.’” “But that is an old Chinese movie we saw when we were kids. A kung fu fighter who used snake style and held sway until the hero came and defeated him with monkey style.”

“You are correct. But this latest one is made in naija and sold to naija people.” “Really? Tell me more.”

“You heard about the 36 million naira that was missing in JAMB office but was later said to have been swallowed by a snake?” “Yes, the news is everywhere.”

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“You have also heard of one of the Senators saying 70 million naira of the Northern Senators forum has also been carted away by a monkey?” “Carry on.”

“Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow means the news about the snake is now in the shadow of the news of the monkey. In other words the 70 million naira story has overtaken that of 36 million naira. And soon we will all forget the 36 million, until another animal comes to place the monkey in its shadow by upping the ante with probably a billion naira showing. As we speak unconfirmed report is already talking of a dragon for the job.” “Interesting. But I still have some questions to ask. On the snake, what is the colour of the snake? What type of snake is it? Is it a python, a mamba, a viper, a cobra or a boa constrictor? Is it a poisonous snake? How long did it take the snake to swallow the money? Because I know it takes time for a python for example to swallow things. And when they do they rest at that place for a while. But this snake swallowed the thing and disappeared fiam!”

“You have asked your own on snake. Let me ask my own too on monkey. What is the colour of this monkey? Did this monkey come alone? Did it climb a tree to escape or followed a bush path? Can it be recognized? Would a monkey that has taken away 70 million naira be lured back by bananas?” “Haba. A monkey that has taken that kind of money won’t come back because of ordinary banana. Levels have changed. Or if you are the monkey will you come back? Even if for a plea bargain, no monkey worth its banana, sorry worth its millions will ever fall for that.”

“I hear people that put their money in those banks that use animal logos are planning to withdraw their money to other banks.”

“You mean the ones with elephant and horse?” “Exactly.”

“I will sympathize more with the ones with elephant. Its sheer size alone. It can dare anyone to come and collect the money. Then we will not be talking of only money that disappeared. “I am also imagining the scenario.”

“But come o, shouldn’t we place a bounty on the heads of these animals?” “For the bounty to work it has to be something attractive, much larger than the monies we are looking for. Remember, the person who said a snake took the 36 million may have run away not to be swallowed by the snake too, and the one of 70 million may have also run away not to be attacked by the monkey. This monkey may not be alone. You know they are related to humans evolutionarily and so could be armed.” “Na wa. When they said corruption would fight back no one ever reckoned on it using animals.”

“The use of animals to fight dates back to prehistoric times. Humans have used animals such as dogs and horses to fight battles even in modern military and police. Don’t you know the law is an ass? Oh, another animal.”

“And no one knows if these animals are still alive, for they could have swallowed these monies and died somewhere from money poisoning or intestinal obstruction.”  “You are speaking jargon.”

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“Ok o. But this job might in the end go beyond the police, EFCC, and ICPC to involve snake charmers, zoo keepers, zoologists and forensic experts. Animal flesh may decay, but money should not really decay like that na.”  “Am happy for the devil who has always been blamed for things like this. It’s no longer “it’s the work of the devil.” He can now rest from all the false accusations. Now is the turn of animals to carry the can.”

“”Animalism” is gradually creeping into our culture. From common sense, it will be “animal sense” the type the late Afrobeat singer Fela Kuti sang about.” Animals on the rise, President rats, JAMB snake, Senator monkey.

“Honestly speaking, Fela’s beasts of no nation have found home in naija.  Soon gorillas will be employed to be body guards, political thugs, and ballot box snatchers. Know it, the role of animals is just booting.” “Of course the genesis was when for the first time in our history cow lives were valued over human lives. That gave the animals the audacity.”

“This country has sold her soul. This country has been turned into a zoo. This is a country where leadership means monkeying around. This is a country where governance is monkey business. This is a country where the people are taken for ‘monkey banana.’” “But even if the 70 million naira monkey is found and willingly returns the money is it safe to collect it back?”

“Why not, what is your fear?”

“Have you not heard of monkeypox? We are wary of humans who “repent”  how much more an animal that has a disease to its name.” “As usual a special committee or task force or whatever name they will call it will be set up to look into these cases of animal thievery.”

“Maybe the two cases will be harmonised.” “Again, this is a nation where committees are in the shadow of committees, panels are in the shadow of panels, and reports are in the shadow of reports. Even now the last administration’s National Conference is already in the shadow of ‘Restructuring.’” “In that case I fear for the Chibok girls.”

“How?” “With the abduction of the Dapchi girls government might forget the Chibok girls, or as you said the Chibok girls may be in the shadow of the Dapchi girls.”

“Lai lai! Chibok girls will never be allowed to be in the shadow of the Dapchi girls.”

“I agree with you! This government swore to protect all Nigerians, it must find the Dapchi girls as well as the remaining Chibok girls, as well as our money to the last kobo!”

“But my fear is that with this government now distracted by 2019 elections, the latest movie might no longer be Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow, but Nigerians in the Second Term’s Shadow.”

“2019? I say, tufiakwa!”

Dr Odoemena, is a medical practitioner, wrote from Lagos.

This piece was written by Cosmas Odoemena and was first published on Nigerian Guardian. 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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#BBNaija 2018 Day 34: The Tears And Fears Of Teddy A And Nina

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The diary sessions of day 33 in the #bbnaija house was an expository one as many of the housemates took out time to express themselves but it was particularly telling for Nina and Teddy A as they expressed their dismay at their current situation in the House.

Nina particularly came to tears during her Diary Session, even as she spoke honestly about her very real and true feelings for Miracle. She said that her relationship with him would go on even outside the #bbnaija House.

Teddy A on his part also made it known that his relationship with BamBam was real, however it was obviously a tenuous moment for both of the #bbnaija Housemates, as they have been clear that they have serious relationships outside the House.

The main cause of anxiety and sadness for both Teddy A and Nina was due to their lack of sleep as a result of the “Roc Da mat” challenge. Teddy A was horrified at the behaviour of his fellow #bbnaija Housemates during the week.

Nina on her part, straight out said she had actually had enough of the House and the game completely due to the challenge. Teddy A was furious about how people reacted and treated each other and could not contain his frustrations, same with his paired partner, Nina.

The night of day 33 saw big brother do his best to quell the raging storms that laid in the hearts of Nina and Teddy A and it seemed to give the duo some temporary relief. He asked Nina to take a moment to reflect and helped her clear her mind, just as he told Teddy A to believe in himself more.

Hopefully, the psychological encounters would help the duo re-strategise and face the challenges in the #bbnaija house head on to emerge winners at the end of it all.

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

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  • Pep Guardiola is planning an audacious move for Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta.
  • Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon wonder-kid Rafael Leao.
  • Liverpool have joined the race for Nice midfielder Jean Seri after scrutinising the Ivory Coast star closely in the last month.
  • Jamie Vardy is the No 1 summer target for Everton.
  • Manchester United will still listen to offers for Daley Blind – despite enforcing a one-year contract extension on the Dutchman.
  • Manchester City are ready to join the race for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.
  • Manchester United will make David de Gea the highest paid goalkeeper in the world on £350,000 a week to ward off Real Madrid.
  • Joachim Low is the front-runner to take over from Arsene Wenger in the summer, though Arsenal will have to negotiate a complex exit strategy with the German FA to get their man.
  • Arsenal are ready to sell Aaron Ramsey as the club look to avoid losing him for nothing next summer.
  • Liverpool have taken the lead in the £35m battle for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
  • Manchester City stars will pick up £1m bonuses if they win the Premier League and Champions League double.
  • West Brom are bracing themselves for a mass exit of players if they drop down to the Championship.
  • Garry Monk will be back in management with Birmingham City after the axing of Steve Cotterill.
  • Carlo Ancelotti will be at the centre of a summer tug of war between London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.
  • Vincent Kompany says he “can’t remember the last time Manchester City played badly”.
  • West Ham fans told co-owner David Gold to leave the club in an angry confrontation after the heavy loss away to Swansea, which was videoed and has since gone viral on social media.

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Antoine Griezmann Has Not Made A Decision On His Future- Filipe Luis

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Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has admitted that he wants Antoine Griezmann to remain at the club and does not believe that the striker has yet to make up his mind.

Antoine Griezmann has cut a cool figure when asked to comment on his future publicly, amid growing suggestions that he is Barcelona’s next marquee signing.

Luis remains hopeful that Griezmann, who boasts seven goals in his last two outings and 15 for the La Liga season combined, will stay on for at least another year.

“He is a player who is far above the level of his teammates, and I am convinced that he has not made any decision to move [or not] yet,” he told Marca.

“At Atletico he has a whole team playing for him and he is very happy. He is happy with the club and with the city, so I do see him here for many years.”

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PSG Confirm Neymar Foot Operation Was Successful

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PSG have confirmed that Neymar underwent “successful” surgery on his fractured foot at a hospital in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

Neymar is now facing up to three months on the sidelines as a result of the damage, which he sustained in the 3-0 league win over Marseille last weekend.

PSG revealed that they will wait until the middle of next month before determining when they can expect to have him back.

A club statement read: “Neymar Jr underwent surgery today at the Materdei Hospital in Belo Horizonte. The operation, conducted by Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, was successful.

“The operation consisted of the laying of a screw associated with a transplant fixed at the level of the lesion of the fifth metatarsal of the right foot.

“Re-education will begin immediately under the direction of a club physiotherapist. Neymar’s injury will be assessed in six weeks’ time to establish a possible date for his return to training.”

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Allegri: Tottenham Defence Not As Good As Lazio’s

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Massimiliano Allegri expected a tough game, when Juventus were hosted by Lazio on Saturday, but a late goal won all three points.

Paulo Dybala was on hand to score the only goal of the match, after overcoming a hamstring injury to make his first start in a while.

Napoli’s loss to Roma means the gap between the top two is down to one point, with Juventus having a game in hand. However, Juventus must now turn attention to the UCL and do battle with Tottenham on Wednesday.

“It wasn’t an easy game for us,” Allegri told Mediaset Premium after the 1-0 win in Rome.

“They are very strong physically, so it certainly wasn’t going to be easy to play at the Olimpico. We had some injuries up front but the players did well.

“We wanted to come away from Rome with a positive result and that’s what we got. They defended themselves very well and we knew that it was going to take something special to beat them.

“Yes, that special moment came from Paulo. He is a great young player and we are all happy that he scored.

“Tottenham are different compared to Lazio, they don’t defend as well. This win certainly helps our confidence as we will have to be good and lucky on Wednesday.”

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Casemiro: Ronaldo Is Still Best In The World

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Casemiro has hailed his Madrid teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo and believes he remains the best player in the world.

The Portuguese scored his 300th and 301st La Liga goals in the 3-1 win over Getafe.

Ronaldo has rediscovered his goalscoring form, netting 14 times in his last eight games and has earned raving praise from Casemiro.

“We enjoyed it and played very well, especially when they went a man down because we were able to control the game,” he said.

“It was obvious Getafe struggled physically after the sending off. We had control of the game and we did a good job at home.

“Cristiano showed again he’s the best in the world and he brings so much to the team.”

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Marotta: Juve Not Interested In Balotelli

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Juventus chief, Giuseppe Marotta has revealed the club are not interested in acquiring Mario Balotelli.

The former Manchester City forward is looking to return to Italy, after enjoying two seasons in Ligue 1 with Nice.

Eusebio Di Francesco has suggested he is open to bringing Balotelli to Roma. And his agent has shopped him to Napoli.

However, Balotelli is interested in Juventus and Napoli, but Marotta who hailed the former Milan man, insists they do not want him.

“Balotelli? It’s great to watch him play, he’s a great player, but we aren’t following him at this moment,” he told Mediaset Premium .

“I repeat, he’s an important player and he could be useful to the national team in the near future.”

Balotelli has scored 39 goals in 58 games in all competitions for Nice.

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