You Could Be In Jail “For A Very Long Time” For Doing The “In My Feelings” Challenge

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You Could Be In Jail “For A Very Long Time” For Doing The “In My Feelings” Challenge

If you’re yet to know, then I am dragging your attention to reports that the roadside dance inspired by rapper Drake’s “In My Feelings” off his Scorpion album – which may be an Internet sensation – can make you spend as long as 365 days behind bars.

Egypt has made it clear with sanctions that it won’t accept the “In My Feelings” challenge – also called the Kiki Challenge, where an individual “foolishly” jumps out of a moving car and dances alongside while the song is playing.

The viral challenge, which has taken the internet by storm, has quickly turned dangerous.

Inevitably, it has led to more than just a few injuries as quite a number of people have crashed into poles, tripped on potholes, and been hit by cars while dancing for the challenge. On one occasion, a woman had her handbag stolen.

The #InMyFeelings challenge became a viral dance sensation after comedian Shiggy posted a video of himself shimmying to the song on Drake’s latest album, Scorpion. 

The video spawned a raft of copycats, essentially becoming its own meme, but people took it further than the original, hopping out of a car and dancing to the song while the vehicle is still moving.

But Ahram Online is reporting that participating in the dance challenge in Egypt could land you in jail.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says that while it is fine to do the dance for fun, but obstructing traffic could draw fines of up to 3,000 pounds ($167) and a year in prison. If the dance results in injury or death, the case could be referred to prosecutors.

Egypt is not the only country in the region where the dance has banned.

Prosecutors ordered the arrest of three “social media influencers” after they posted videos of themselves taking part in the dance challenge, reported a National newspaper in Abu Dhabi while Spain released a footage showing how dangerous some of the videos are.

While there seems to be no particular law or announcement in Nigeria and many other countries as regards the #InMyFeelings challenge, you all should know that there are some laws about the “deliberate” act of jumping out of moving vehicles to cause harm, injury, traffic and even death to others.

A word to the wise is sufficient!

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Yeni Kuti Wants Trump To Deport Femi Kuti’s Bassist Who “Disappeared” Before New York Concert

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Yeni Kuti Wants Trump To Deport Femi Kuti’s Bassist Who “Disappeared” Before New York Concert

Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti, revealed that his bassist “disappeared” (absconded) 20 minutes before a concert in the US on Sunday and his sister, Yeni Kuti, has drawn the attention of the US President Donald Trump to the development.

The Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, who was due to play at the Summer Stage in New York alongside his Positive Force band, had to improvise, after Aghedo Andrew, a bassist and member of the band absconded in the U.S.

Femi, the son of late music legend Fela Kuti, performed the sixth concert in his ‘One People, One World’ global tour at the park, which sparked rave reviews from, guests.

But after the concert, the legendary artiste, took to his Instagram page, to lament that Mr Aghedo was “suddenly nowhere to be found just 20 minutes before he got on stage at the concert” and could have ruined his performance.

He however thanked other band members for bringing their A-Game and “standing strong and giving one of the best shows of the tour”.

Yeni Kuti Wants Trump To Deport Femi Kuti’s Bassist Who “Disappeared” Before New York Concert“He disappeared 20mins before show time. I want to thank the rest of the band for standing strong and giving one of the best shows of the tour,” Kuti wrote on Instagram.

Yeni Kuti Wants Trump To Deport Femi Kuti’s Bassist Who “Disappeared” Before New York ConcertApparently peeved by the development, his sister, Yemi also described Andrew as “the face of betrayal” in an Instagram post.

She wrote: “The face of betrayal! Deserted Positve Force 20 mins before show in New York but he is not up to who can bring us down.”

Yeni Kuti Wants Trump To Deport Femi Kuti’s Bassist Who “Disappeared” Before New York ConcertIn another post, Yeni said she hopes Trump catches and deports Andrew.

“The face of betrayal. I hope @realdonaldtrump catches you and deports you!!! Deserted band 20mins before concert because he wants to stay in America,” she wrote.

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How Naira Fared Against Dollar (July 30)

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How Naira Fared Against Dollar (July 30)

The Nigeria’s currency Naira on Monday, July 30, weakened marginally against the United States Dollar at the parallel market.

 The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the local currency exchanged at N358.3, weaker than N358 traded on Friday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N420.

At the Bureau De Change window, the naira was sold at N360 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N420.

Trading at the investors’ window shows that the Naira closed at N361.78 to the dollar and a trading turnover of $106.26m; while the Naira closed at N305.90 to the dollar at the CBN window.

Meanwhile, the CBN has continued with its interventions at the foreign exchange market with the injection of $340.5m and $69.9m Chinese Yuan in the spot and short tenured forwards last Friday.

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Submission Of Songs For The 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) To End On August 1st 2018

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The countdown has begun to the August 1, 2018 deadline for submission of songs and videos to be nominated for the 5th annual All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), the biggest music event in Africa that celebrates and rewards the music talents of the continent while showcasing the African cultural heritage to a global audience for a positive narrative.

Organised by the African Union Commission in partnership with the International Committee of AFRIMA, the awards announced its call for entries for its 2018 edition on May 25 and thereby opened its online portal- www.afrima.org to receive songs and videos recorded or produced by African music professionals either living on the continent or in the diaspora within the eligibility period of August 1, 2017 to August 1, 2018.

Established and emerging African music stars have been sending in their songs and videos to compete in the 36 regional and continental award categories to participate in the process, with the expectation of emerging nominees that will feature at the culturally resplendent 5th AFRIMA main awards ceremony scheduled for November 2018. The high level of participation in the submission by Africa’s music industry is an indication that the 2018 nomination entries are set to surpass those received in previous years.

Furthermore, AFRIMA recently saw the introduction of four new award categories to enable more creative professionals in the music and entertainment industry participate in the process, giving room for expansion and inclusiveness. The newly introduced categories are Best African DJ; Best African Dance/Choreography; Best African Lyricist/Rapper of the Year and Best African Act in Diaspora.

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Visit the AFRIMA website for more information

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The Man vs. The Artist: A preview of Kizz Daniel’s Sophomore Album “No Bad Songz”

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Every great artist in history has had their lows and highs; Flyboy INC. boss and frontline act Kizz Daniel is no different. The former G-Worldwide singer most notably got into a legal tussle with the aforementioned label after announcing last year that he was leaving to start his own imprint. A major highlight of his career was carting home 3 major awards at the 2016 Headies after missing out on the Next Rated award the previous year. It appears his career has grown in leaps and bounds since then.

Kizz Daniel’s forthcoming album has been titled No Bad Songz which alludes to the fact that he has not released a song which has been widely criticized, because let’s face it, the subjective nature of music makes it difficult for everyone to like each song. The artwork for this forthcoming album which was released last week is a brilliant illustration which plays on imagery sum up Kizz Daniel’s career so far, a case of the man himself versus the artist.

As most people tend to forget, artists themselves are human beings and go through most of the life struggles other humans do. This was highlighted with the “angel” and “devil” trying to whisper into his ears. As humans, some of the things we go through are easier dealt with the right people around, but how do you sift the bad from the good, the honest friends from the ones that just stick around for their gains?

On the other hand, even while facing all the problems in his personal life, the artwork paints a picture on an artist who goes through it all as a human but still squarely faces the music and churns out premium content for his teeming fans. His debut album, New Era had three previously released singles that had brought him major fame. The result was a very deserves Album of the Year award at the aforementioned 2016 Headies. He has gone one since then to put up quite an awesome repertoire. Let’s go through them, shall we? Sofa, Yeba, No Do, 4Dayz, For You featuring Wizkid not to mention prominent features on DJ Spinall’s Baba, DJ Neptune’s Wait and Seyi Shay’s Surrender.

Let’s face it, through the highs and lows of his career; winning awards, tearing up shows or slugging it in court with his ex-label, the only constant remains the music which has been top notch. Can we expect same of No Bad Songz? Well, time will be the eventual judge of posterity. We can also expect major collaborations which were missing on his New Era (still a pretty awesome body of work) album.

CREDITS:

Illustration by Kizz Daniel

Sketched by KennyPenFreak

Text/Design by Amazing Klef

Written by King Michael [ @_kvngmichael ]

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Google Launches Google Station To Provide Free High Speed Wifi To Millions Of Nigerians

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Google today hosted its second Google for Nigeria event where it made a number of big announcements aimed at helping more people in Nigeria, and across Africa, benefit from the opportunities the web has to offer.

In a bid to make the internet more easily accessible to people in Nigeria, Google is launching Google Station for Nigeria: a program to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in partnership with 21st Century, one of the largest fibre network providers in Nigeria.

“Google Station will be rolling out in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019, bringing Wi-Fi to millions of people,” says Google Nigeria Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor. “Sites include markets, transport hubs, shopping malls, universities, and more. Nigeria is the fifth country to get Google Station, after India, Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico.”

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Google Nigeria Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor

Google is also making search more powerful for ordinary Africans. Job search launched in March in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, and is now rolling out in 29 new countries. In Nigeria, Google is launching a search experience that allows users to explore health conditions based on symptoms, as well as recipe search for anyone who needs a little food inspiration.

StreetView’s Discover Nigeria gallery has been expanded to include more of Nigeria’s wonders including the National Museum in Lagos, Olumo Rock in Abeokuta, Millenium Park in Abuja, and Lekki Conservation Centre.

Additionally, Google announced the update of several products from its “Go” initiative, which were launched in the past year. The Go product suite aims to give people with low bandwidth connections and low-RAM devices the best possible Google experience. These new features include:

  • Google Go: will soon read web pages out loud and highlight each word so users can follow along.

  • YouTube Go: users will be able to browse downloaded YouTube Go videos, saved as .yt files, right from the gallery on their phones.

  • Google Maps Go: will now provide users with turn-by-turn directions, whether they’re travelling by car, by bus or on foot.

  • Android Go: Launched in Nigeria and 29 other African countries earlier this year, the Go OS gives people coming online for the first time a powerful and reliable smartphone experience. Across Africa, Transsion, Nokia, Huawei, and Mobicel have launched various devices, starting at just over 17,000 Naira.

Over 2.5 million of the 10 million Africans Google promised to train by 2022 have been trained through the Digital Skills Programme. Google has trained a further 9,000 Africans in mobile app development and Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa initiative graduated 12 promising startups from across the continent in June.

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Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during his keynote speech at Google for Nigeria 2018

The application process of the ongoing Google Impact Challenge, part of Google’s $20m Google.org commitment to Africa over the next five years, closed with over 5,500 entries. The process of selecting the 36 finalists has begun.

“We are offering new solutions to improve and expand access in Nigeria and across Africa; these launches demonstrate our commitment to Africa through products built to help people in Africa to make the most of the Internet,” concludes Ehimuan-Chiazor.

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Google Nigeria Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor and Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during a demonstration at Goolge for Nigeria

For more information, visit our Google Africa G+ page or our Google Africa Blog: google-africa.blogspot.com. You can also follow Google’s Africa team on Twitter: twitter.com/googleafrica.

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Marco Asensio To Take Cristiano Ronaldo’s Number 7 Shirt At Real Madrid – Sergio Ramos

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Marco Asensio will take Real Madrid’s vacant number seven shirt following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Serie A giants Juventus, according to the club’s captain Sergio Ramos.

Cristiano Ronaldo secured a move to Juventus earlier this month having scored 450 goals in 438 appearances for Los Blancos, winning two La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.

Asensio is seen as one of the brightest prospects in world football and it appears he will succeed Ronaldo and take on Madrid’s iconic number seven shirt, according to captain Sergio Ramos.

He said, referring to Asensio and quoted by Diario Gol: “He will take Cristiano Ronaldo’s seven.”

It is yet to be seen whether Madrid will make a Galactico-esque signing this summer, with the club favouring signing younger players in recent years, but Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have been heavily linked following their World Cup excursions.

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New Barcelona Signing Clement Lenglet Delighted Not To Play Against Lionel Messi Again

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Barcelona’s new signing Clement Lenglet has spoken of his joy at joining the Catalan giants, revealing that a  key component that’s made him so happy to make the switch to the Nou Camp is not having to play against Lionel Messi.

“I am really happy to be here, because I don’t have to play against them now,” Lenglet said to Barca TV, via SPORT. 

“[Lionel] Messi is the best in the world. He dominates games easily and can score at any moment from wherever he wants.

“If you have some luck, you can stop him a little bit, but then someone else catches you out.” 

He added: “When you play with good players, the adaption is a little bit easier and here every player is at the top level.

“Barça’s philosophy is to bring the ball out from the back and it’s the only club in the world that plays this way. Everyone has told me how incredible the city is, too, and that when you sign for Barça you never want to leave.”

Lenglet joined Sevilla in 2017 from French club AS Nancy, making 73 appearances for Los Rojiblancos (scoring four goals and adding an assist).

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AC Milan Name Paolo Scaroni New Chairman As Elliott Management Complete Takeover Of Club

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Italian club AC Milan have announced the appointment of Paolo Scaroni as club chairman as the Serie A giants hailed the “dawn of a new era” under new owners Elliott Management.

The American investment company completed a takeover of the Rossoneri on Saturday, with new a board elected at a shareholders’ meeting in Milan.

Former owner Li Yonghong has left alongside CEO Marco Fassone, with Scaroni taking over as chairman and interim chief executive.

Marco PatuanoFranck TuilGiorgio FurlaniStefano CocirioSalvatore CerchioneAlfredo Craca and Gianluca D’Avanzo have also joined the board.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to lead AC Milan’s board of directors, and grateful for the trust and support of my fellow board members,” Scaroni, a former CEO of Italian energy company Eni and glass manufacturer Pilkington in London, is quoted by Goal.com as saying.

“This is a critical moment in the club’s storied history, and we’re all grateful to have a new owner committed to returning AC Milan to its former glory. At the board level, we will do everything possible to put the coach and the players in a position to succeed. There is considerable hard work ahead, and we are eager to build upon today’s momentum.”

Milan had been suspended from the Europa League for this season after failing to comply with UEFA Financial Fair Play rules but have since been reinstated after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned the decision.

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Report: Arsenal Prepared To Sell Alex Iwobi For £22m

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Arsenal are reportedly prepared to sell  Alex Iwobi this summer for £22m.

Alex Iwobi came through the youth system at Arsenal and is just two appearances short of 100 for the Gunners.

The Nigeria international has been a regular over the last two seasons, but his future at the Emirates Stadium has been thrown into doubt following the arrival of Unai Emery as Arsenal boss.

According to Il Messaggero, Iwobi is available for £22m this summer, and Italian giants Lazio currently lead the interest.

Iwobi scored three times and registered seven assists in 39 appearances in all competitions for his London club during the 2017-18 campaign.

After the World Cup Alex Iwobi admitted that he ‘didn’t do well’ but admits being played out of position is a ‘sacrifice’.

Iwobi started for his country against Croatia before being benched for the games against Iceland and Argentina.

He played just one minute against each of those two teams and was substituted against Croatia. In total, Iwobi played just 62 minutes in Russia.

”The number ten position is where I have grown up playing. When I play out wide, it is normally to sacrifice to help the team but anywhere I am told to play, I don’t mind,” Iwobi told Kwese Sports Mimi Fawaz before the Super Eagles game against Argentina.

”I didn’t do well against Croatia, it was a hard game for everyone. Iceland, I came on and I did my best but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how I do as long as the team does well.”

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Manchester United Fans Are Important To David De Gea – Ander Herrera

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Ander Herrera has claimed that the ‘love of Manchester United supporters’ has helped keep  David de Gea at Old Trafford.

David De Gea has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid and came close to joining the Spanish giants in the summer of 2015 before the deal fell through at the final moment.

Herrera has spoken of the importance of the United fans in keeping the 27-year-old in England and has tipped the stopper to again show his class next season.

“I remember that difficult summer when everyone was talking about Real Madrid and he played the first game at Old Trafford and everyone was singing his name and he told me ‘this is amazing, they are the best’,” Herrera told reporters.

“He can be very calm but he’s the best. He will show it again. He’s the best keeper I’ve ever seen in my life and he is with us so we have more chances to win titles.”

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Report: Leicester City Reject £12m Bid For Ahmed Musa From Al Nasr

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Saudi Arabian club Al Nasr have reportedly failed with a bid of £12m for Leicester City and Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa.

Leicester brought in Musa for £16.6m in 2016, but he has failed to make an impact in his time at the club

Just two goals have been scored in 21 Premier League appearances, and the 25-year-old spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at CSKA Moscow.

Ahmed Musa’s impressive World Cup outing with The Super Eagles of Nigeria has led to an interest in his signature but according to Sky Sports News, Leicester are not prepared to sell the attacker on the cheap.

The report claims that Al Nasr have offered £12m for the player, but the East Midlands outfit have informed the Saudi Arabian side that they wish to receive close to what they paid for Musa two years ago.

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Naby Keita Rejected Barcelona And Bayern Munich To Join Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp

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Naby Keita rejected interest from Barcelona and Bayern Munich to join Liverpool and work with Jurgen Klopp.

In an interview with the Guardian, the midfielder said: “It’s true to say that there were other teams involved like the ones you mentioned [Barcelona and Bayern]. But a big part of my decision was the role of the coach.

“We had good conversations. The words he spoke to me about this project really convinced me. I could see how the club was developing and I spoke at length with Sadio [Mane].

“Sadio is like a brother to me. We had nine months together at Salzburg and built up a good rapport. We have been great friends since that time. He told me what a great club this was and how the team was progressing and had great potential.”

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis Claims Maurizio Sarri Tried To Take The Whole Napoli Team To Chelsea

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has accused former coach Maurizio Sarri of trying to take his “whole team” with him to Chelsea.

“I didn’t like him saying that we both made mistakes, as I don’t think I made any,” De Laurentiis told Sky in Italy. “He had a contract, so I could’ve said something because he was behaving in unacceptably, going against players he didn’t think were very good.

“I was not wrong to not challenge him, even if it would’ve been the most obvious thing [to do]. These players gave him a lot. He massacred them in his famous training sessions, but they always reacted well.

“After that, he wanted to take my whole team to England and dismantle it. I had to lay down the law to Marina [Granovskaia, director at Chelsea].

“He wanted Jorginho and I gave him away after talking with Ancelotti, who told me he was expecting a lot from [Amadou] Diawara and that he wants to play [Marek] Hamsik deeper.”

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Leicester City Haven’t Received A Bid For Kasper Schmeichel Yet – Claude Puel

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Claude Puel insists Leicester City have not received any offers for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Chelsea are considering a move for the Denmark international, who helped the Foxes to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League last season.

Puel is determined to hold on to the 31-year-old as he plans for his second season in charge at the King Power Stadium.

“I am not troubled about this,” said Puel, speaking after his side’s 4-1 win over Notts County in pre-season. “Of course Kasper is a very important player for us. He had a very strong World Cup. We need Kasper, with his character, his performance and his consistency.”

When asked if Leicester had received any offers for Schmeichel, Puel said: “No. There is no problem with this. There is a lot of speculation at this moment, it is normal.”

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Senator Ademola Adeleke AKA Dancing Senator Wins PDP Ticket For Osun State Governorship Elections

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Senator Ademola Adeleke, famously known as the dancing senator representing Osun West district has won the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the Osun state governorship election.

The Chairman of the Election Committee and Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, declared the lawmaker the winner on Saturday after he defeated three other aspirants in the exercise held in the state capital of Osogbo.

According to Channels , Senator Adeleke won by just 7 votes as he polled a total of 1,569 votes to beat his closest rival Dr Akin Ogunbiyi who had 1,562 votes. Governor Dickson also turned down request of the delegates to recount the ballot papers according to reports.

Having won the PDP ticket, Senator Adeleke would contend with Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as candidates of other political parties in the September 22 governorship election.

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Watch The First Trailer For DC Universe’s Aquaman Movie

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The first trailer for the DC Universe’s Aquaman dropped yesterday at the San Diego Comic Con and going by the footage, it looks like DC did right by the Lord of the seas.

The movie looks like it’s set before the events of Justice League and shows Arthur Curry played by Jason Momoa being introduced to the world under the sea before having to go to battle against his half brother for the throne.

Aquaman hits theaters on Dec. 21, 2018. See the trailer below

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155 Nigerian World Cup Supporters Stranded In Russia Arrive Abuja

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155 Nigerian World Cup Fans Stranded In Russia Arrive Abuja

A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night.

The stranded football fans came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja at about 9.12 p.m on July 20.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who was at the airport to monitor their arrival, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to ensure their safe return.

He said the president had directed that Nigerians, who were stranded in Russia after the 2018 World Cup tournament, should be evacuated immediately.

According to him, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been monitoring the process of the evacuation, which is under the coordination of the Mission of Nigeria in Moscow.

He said 155 stranded Nigerians had been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja.

“The aircraft departed Domodedovo Airport in Moscow with the stranded Nigerians in the afternoon and arrived in Abuja this evening.

Mr Onyeama said he had been working very closely with the Minister of State for Aviation following President Buhari’s directive on the exercise.

He recalled that some Nigerian football fans who were stranded had besieged the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow on July 12.

“They were among the fans who travelled to the Russian Federation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tournament and were stranded after the events due to lack of funds for their upkeep,” he said.

The minister explained that there was also an allegation that some airline travel agents cancelled return tickets of their customers without informing them.

Mr Onyeama commended the good gesture of Mr President, saying those stranded were never part of government delegates to Russia.

According to him, the Nigerian Mission had been supportive by making arrangements for the feeding and accommodation of the stranded Nigerians in hostels around Moscow.

One of the returnees, Bamidele Fatai, was full of praises for President Buhari for making their journey possible.

He also thanked the Nigerian Mission in Moscow for giving them necessary support.

Another returnee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was swindled by an agent who cancelled his return ticket.

He said he was in Moscow to support the Nigerian Football Team and to catch fun only to discover that his ticket had been cancelled when he was ready to return home. (NAN)

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VIDEO: Evang. John – Praise the Lord Ft. Mike Abdul

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Evangelist John is an America based Nigerian from Epe, Lagos state. He was born on August 2nd, 1967 into the family of Chief Gabriel kola-idowu
Evangelist John was popularly known as ‘ K- Marcel’ in the 80″s and 90″s. He was the writer & Publisher of ‘Kings Music Magazine in the late 80’s and mid 90″s in Nigeria and  West Africa.
Evangelist John( k- Marcel ) was also a
  DJ, Showbiz, Children Entertainer and he organized the first ever Shomolu children carnival in 1998 featuring Papa Fryio and other Artists
Amongst his plans for the gospel music space in Nigeria is the “Gospel Talent Hunt Project’ (GTHP).
Please watch, listen and share this praise melody.
Interview Questions
1- What is your Full name
Evangelist John kola-Idowu

2. Where were you born?  
Lagos state ( the defunt mojoda, Eredo local Govt. )
3. Family background  Evangelist John Kola-idowu 

I was born in 1967 into the family of chief & mrs kola-idowu, my dad from Lagos State, While my mom came from ijebu Igbo, so, am from both lagos & ijebu,  lagosijebu

My Parents lived in Ikire in Osun State, where he owned the first bookstore and also practicing as a dispenser and owned a clinic where a lot of babies where born and minor medical treatment were offered. He was given a chieftancy title of ‘ Agbomola of Ikire land’ in 1993 and he was the president and later became the life patron of irewole medicine association.
My early years was in Ikire.
my dad was a stunt catholic, so, I grew up in a Christian home. Reading my Bible and going to church on Sundays was a routine. never a problem to us in our family.  Though I was not a born-again Christian, I used go to church as a religion observation and also to make my dad happy.
I lost my mom in 1973 at the young age of 6 . Growing  up in a polygamous family without my mom,was very challenging, ‘mothers are the voice for their children in a polygamous homes’, so, the mother voice was missing in my life, the good news is that i survived those challenges to the glory of God. Jesus Christ became my mother’s voice in the midst of all the polygamous family challenges.
Educational background:
I attended Saint Bridges primary school, Mokola, Ibadan in 1980. ABE Technical School, Oriya Challenge, Ibadan in 1985. The Word of Faith Bible School, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos 1999. Birkbeck college, University of London Media Studies 2006. Birkbeck college, University of London. Foundation of Theology 2007. Birkbeck college, University of London,  Journalism 2008 7⅞and other vocational studies
       IT Training.. Strode college, UK ….. 2010
       Radio Production …BBC London … 2011
 And many leadership Training from different Christian Organizations in Nigeria, United Kingdom and United States, among them is ,
       Faith Christian Center  Seekonk USA,Spiritual Authority.  …….2014
6-  What was growing up like?    
Well, my growing up filled with all manners of experiences, because I grew up in a polygamous home, my dad had 4 official wives, living in the same house, under the same roof, you can imagine an environment where each of the wives are into protection & defending game, the wives fighting for their children
Everything was fine for me, until 1973, when I loose my mon, I was just 6 years old, we’re 5 from my mom, my mom last born was  2 years old when she passed on.
7. When/ how did you become born again?
Although I was born into a Christian family, where Christianity was a way of life,  like a ritual, I became born again Christian in 1999 after I had a personal  encounter with Jesus Christ
Talking about my salvation experience, it’s an on- going Spiritual experience, I had so many spiritual encounters, at different churches  and at different times.
I will just talk about how the journey began
In early 1999! I went to a Barber shop in Bariga, Shomolu local govt,and the barber guy invited me to TREM, in Anthony Villiage to join a Bible Believers class, before then, I’ve been going through some spiritual  challenges, during the Believers class, a flash light, flashed through my heart and radiateed all over my body, then, I heard a clear voice saying to me ‘I love you, you’re my son, come to me’, all power and Authority belong to me’, At that point, joy filled my heart, peace that I could not explained came upon my soul, that very day I surrendered  my life to God.
8. What would you say is different about being a Christian here in Nigeria and in the USA for example?
Here in America, Christianity is more of a relationship than a religious thing, when a white man / woman decided to surrender  their lives to God, it’s total, because they are not given up their lives because of their needs for material things, no, because their government is providing all that for them, while in Nigeria, our Christianity is based on many factors, majorly , survival,/ connection/ business… so, it’s difficult to know who’s actually serving God in truth and in the spirit.
One out ten of Nigerians living in the south and southeast are either a Pastor, an Apostle, or a Minister of the Gospel, with that record, you will expect to see Great love of God being shared, but that was not so, instead of charity & selflessness, we have selfishness, self-centerdness, everything is more of self-Self-self, my family- my family- my family
Am not saying all Christians in Nigeria are not in a Relationship with God, Ofcos, there are many Americans that goes to church without knowledge of God. America has more unbelievers now than believers .
So, we still have good Christians in Nigeria
Many people have said to me, when am I going to become a Pastor, and I always answer them that, why do I need to become a pastor when am already an Evangelist? Their response amazed me, ‘ pastors are more respected in Nigeria than evangelist ‘,
Reinhard Bonnke is an evangelist and not Pastor,
The Book of Ephesians 4:11-13 ..explained the 5 fold Ministry.
Apostle said, in 1-Corinthians 7:20, let everyone stay in their calling. you can covert the gifts, but don’t become a bishop or pastor because of the title.
Christianity in Nigeria is working more for the church leaders , than their followers.
9. How would you describe your music?
It’s an Afro hip hop
What are the challenges you are faced with as a gospel artist?
10- Challenges as a gospel artist?
number one is promotion, secular artists enjoy more promotions than Gospel artists, Secular artists are more generally acceptable and respected because of their fashion / genre of music, while  Gospel artists are under the constant  authority of The Word of God, and if you try to go beyond the scope of The Bible, you will be  labeled as the devil’s child.
Gospel artist are in between secular and gospel, you want your music to appeal or acceptable to the unbelievers and at the same time you want to maintain your Christian values/ audience
11. Do you think churches in Nigeria are practicing the gospel of truth that Jesus preached or its all about showmanship?
I think it’s both, just like in every religion, some are genuine while some are fake, Churches in Nigeria are trying but I think they can do more in the areas of charity.  success in ministry cannot be measured by the standard of this world, but will be judged by the standard of God.
It’s not about the accumulation of wealth, not by the no of private jets or no of branches…  it’s by touching lives not just spiritually but also materially
The Book of James 2:15 says… don’t just pray for your brother or sister, but do something about their physical needs.
Thank God that The Bible is an open Book, and the copys are everywhere , you can even get one for free, gone are the days when only the priests have access to The Bible, today, we can all open and read The Word of God, so, if you’re a child of God but too lazy to open your bible and read,  then you can easily become vulnerable or a victim in the hands of scriptural manipulators
12. What impact would you like your songs to have in the lives of people?
Positive, godly, joyful  impact, encouragement, reassurance, hope to the hopeless
13- Is tithing compulsory in today’s world or voluntary?
Offering is general, it’s an acts of given either to your church or to someone in need,and there’s a rewards for that,  while Tithing is personal, Tithing is a covenant between you and your God.
You don’t have to be a Christian to give offering, but you must be a child of God to tithe.
The only reason why we’re having this conversation on tithing is because of the abuse of grace that we have witnessed over the years in Nigeria.
God is happy with our spiritual leaders in Nigeria, that’s why God is still using them to do great and wonderful things, but God is not happy with the way church finances are being managed or distributed Acts 4 : 32-35
The insultive and embarrassing messages from Daddy Freez to our great church leaders in Nigeria is just a wake up call, God can use anybody or anything to call His Servants to order.
You remember Prophet Ballam, He was a greedy prophet, and God use his donkey to call him to order, God is not happy with the way tithes and offerings are been handled in Nigeria, that’s why we found ourselves in this position, The on- going debate on Tithing is a wake up call to all our church leaders.
They don’t have to justify or defend anything, they should just go ahead and do the right thing, because the more they are trying to defend their actions the more their weaknesses is exposed.
14- How do you relax?
Listening to worship songs / swimming/ being in a quiet environment / going on vacation
15. What inspires your music?
 Passion for the love of God, am an Evangelist by calling, music is a powerful instrument when it comes to Evangelism , in order words, I see my music as a ministration , ministering to the body, souls and spirits of believers
What has been your experience in the industry so far?
16-  Secular artists are getting more promotions than the Gospel Artists, though some churches are really really doing great in this areas,  but I think gospel artists needs more promotion from Christian organizations.
So far, it’s been great and encouraging, positive responses
17. What are your take on the 2019 general election?
Uhhh, election in Nigeria is complicated,  Personaly i like Sowore, we need a leader like him, but I don’t think we are ready for a leader like Sowore for now.
Corruption is a fundamental issue in Nigeria, I think Buhari is trying his best,by fighting and exposing curuption in the system, even though he came into power through the  Corrupt  system
There are many problems facing Nigerians,  focusing on corruption  alone is not working for Buhari, our expectations was so high 3years ago, the challenges of Nigeria is smarter and faster than Bhari, that’s why  buhari appeared to be too slow for our likeness, but I think if given the 2nd chance we will see some real changes.
Where can we get your music.
The single we are currently promoting ‘Praise The Lord’ is available on Itunes and can be downloaded for free on local music sites. The video is also availabe on VeVo @jkimusic.

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2019: Atiku Declares Presidential Bid, Accuses Buhari Of Bloodshed (WATCH VIDEO)

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2019: Atiku Declares Presidential Bid, Accuses Buhari Of Bloodshed

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has formally declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The ex-VP stood before a cheering crowd during a mega rally of the PDP held at Ribadu Square, Yola the Adamawa State capital on Saturday, July 21, to make the declaration.

During the declaration, Atiku while addressing thousands of supporters berated the Buhari led government for its inability to tackle insecurity and unemployment in the country and promised to confront these challenges if elected.

While lamenting the large-scale killings that have touched many parts of the country in recent months before thousands packed at theb square, the former VP said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government would be remembered more for its bloodshed than any development it brought to citizens.

“Today, we are witnessing the most insecure atmosphere,” Mr Abubakar said of the killings largely blamed on herdsmen, bandits and militias, before promising to tackle them headlong if elected.

“More people died under APC than people killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

“Today, we have the highest unemployment rate in history of this country, more than one million of our youth are unemployed,” Mr Abubakar said, adding that the PDP would secure the country, ensure unity and security of life and property.

The former VP also hit Mr Buhari at one of his most vulnerable areas, saying “today, we are more divided than at any other time in Nigeria’s history.”

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, Uche Secondus, PDP chairman, were some of the dignitaries present at the grand rally.

Watch video by TheCable below:

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2019: Atiku Declares Presidential Bid, Accuses Buhari Of Bloodshed (WATCH VIDEO)

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2019: Atiku Declares Presidential Bid, Accuses Buhari Of Bloodshed

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has formally declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The ex-VP stood before a cheering crowd during a mega rally of the PDP held at Ribadu Square, Yola the Adamawa State capital on Saturday, July 21, to make the declaration.

During the declaration, Atiku while addressing thousands of supporters berated the Buhari led government for its inability to tackle insecurity and unemployment in the country and promised to confront these challenges if elected.

While lamenting the large-scale killings that have touched many parts of the country in recent months before thousands packed at theb square, the former VP said President Muhammadu Buhari’s government would be remembered more for its bloodshed than any development it brought to citizens.

“Today, we are witnessing the most insecure atmosphere,” Mr Abubakar said of the killings largely blamed on herdsmen, bandits and militias, before promising to tackle them headlong if elected.

“More people died under APC than people killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

“Today, we have the highest unemployment rate in history of this country, more than one million of our youth are unemployed,” Mr Abubakar said, adding that the PDP would secure the country, ensure unity and security of life and property.

The former VP also hit Mr Buhari at one of his most vulnerable areas, saying “today, we are more divided than at any other time in Nigeria’s history.”

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, Uche Secondus, PDP chairman, were some of the dignitaries present at the grand rally.

Watch video by TheCable below:

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MI Abaga Breaks Silence On Choc Boiz Fall Out In New Video ‘Brother’ Featuring Nosa & Milli

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MI Abaga Breaks Silence On Choc Boiz Fall Out In New Video ‘Brother’ Featuring Nosa & Milli

Chocolate City head honcho M.I. Abaga has released the visuals for ‘Brother‘ featuring Nosa and Mili – which was on his 2014 album, ‘The Chairman‘.

The rapper and record label executive, who took to his social media accounts to reveal this today, said that the video, which was shot in 2015, was never released because the message in the song was lost due to the fallout between him, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz and Brymo.

In this video, the iconic rapper who seems to be paying respect to Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Milli and Brymo, appears to be in the mood to mend fences with the crew after they all went their separate ways.

He wrote“I shot a video for ‘Brother’ in 2015 and never put it out because so much about the spirit and the message of the song was lost in events that happened during that period.”

“Eventually in the fallout, I was accused of doing things I did not do, and vilified in the media without ever speaking up about it. Needless to say when I released the video I decided against releasing it.

“Because I am not a perfect person and have also wronged others, I have decided to forgive everyone and move past that moment in time.

“So here it is, years after it will even have any meaningful relevance, the video I created hoping that it will heal broken friendships and relationships.

“I guess ironically, it is even more meaningful now.”

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MI Abaga Breaks Silence On Choc Boiz Fall Out In New Video ‘Brother’ Featuring Nosa & Milli

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MI Abaga Breaks Silence On Choc Boiz Fall Out In New Video ‘Brother’ Featuring Nosa & Milli

Chocolate City head honcho M.I. Abaga has released the visuals for ‘Brother‘ featuring Nosa and Mili – which was on his 2014 album, ‘The Chairman‘.

The rapper and record label executive, who took to his social media accounts to reveal this today, said that the video, which was shot in 2015, was never released because the message in the song was lost due to the fallout between him, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz and Brymo.

In this video, the iconic rapper who seems to be paying respect to Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Milli and Brymo, appears to be in the mood to mend fences with the crew after they all went their separate ways.

He wrote“I shot a video for ‘Brother’ in 2015 and never put it out because so much about the spirit and the message of the song was lost in events that happened during that period.”

“Eventually in the fallout, I was accused of doing things I did not do, and vilified in the media without ever speaking up about it. Needless to say when I released the video I decided against releasing it.

“Because I am not a perfect person and have also wronged others, I have decided to forgive everyone and move past that moment in time.

“So here it is, years after it will even have any meaningful relevance, the video I created hoping that it will heal broken friendships and relationships.

“I guess ironically, it is even more meaningful now.”

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Nigeria Qualify For U-20 AFCON After Beating Mauritania

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Nigeria Qualify For U-20 AFCON After Beating Mauritania

The Flying Eagles on Saturday beat Mauritania 5-0 to qualify 6-1 aggregate for the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that in the match played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria’s Flying Eagles completely overwhelmed their opponents.

Nigeria were quick to take off from where they stopped a week ago in the first leg match of the fixture in Nouakchott which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Wasiu Alalade put them in front with a well-taken shot in the 15th minute and, after a flurry of missed chances, the national under-20 male football side doubled their lead.

This was through Nafizi Yahaya in the 33rd minute, who went on to complete his brace with a cool finish after being one-on-one with the visiting goalkeeper in first-half added time.

Aniekeme Okon scored the fourth goal in the 67th minute while the fifth goal came in the 90th minute through Afeez Aremu.

Ikouwem Udoh, Flying Eagles captain, later attributed the victory to hard work and the belief he and his teammates had in themselves that they could do the job.

The final competition is scheduled for Feb. 2 to Feb. 17.

(NAN)

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‘270 Shops Destroyed, Properties Worth N70M’ Lost As Fire Guts Jos Terminus Market

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‘270 Shops’ Destroyed, Properties Worth Millions Of Naira Lost As Fire Guts Jos Terminus Market

Over 270 shops were destroyed with properties worth millions of naira lost after the Terminus main market in Jos, Plateau state capital, was razed down by an inferno in the early hours of Saturday.

Confirming the incident, Adie Undie, Plateau State Police Commissioner, who said the fire started around 1:30am, added that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

“This incident happened around 1:30.a.m and our men and that of the Department of Fire Service responded promptly,” he said.

“The nature of the market really hindered the men of the fire service from accessing it with ease, but they did their best.

“My officers were able to cordon the arena and ensure hoodlums didn’t take undue advantage of the situation to loot.”

“Some of the things we have salvaged were secured at the police post. We are liaising with the chairman of the market so that we can identify those who suffered losses.”

Before the latest incident, the market, which is mostly populated by Igbo businessmen, was said to have been destroyed some years ago following a bomb explosion which was allegedly linked with the Boko Haram Islamic sect.

Meanwhile, in his part, the chairman of petty traders in the market, Mustafa Ibrahim, told newsmen that “about 217 temporary shops were burnt. Estimatedly, we have lost more than N70 million in the incident.”

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