Saturday, October 12, 2019

Germany Bans Exports Of Arms To Turkey After Syria Offensive

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday October 12, announced a ban on arms export to Turkey over its targeted attack on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia — a force that has played a key role against the Islamic State group in Syria.

According to Heiko Maas, the German government had implemented a very restrictive route for arms exports to Ankara since 2016, especially after the Turkish military offensive against the northern Syrian region of Afrin.

“In the context of the Turkish military offensive in northeastern Syria, the government will not issue any new permits for any military equipment that could be used in Syria by Turkey,” Maas told Bild. 

However commenting on the ban, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu said it will only make Turkey stronger. 

"Let me put it this way: This is a vital question for us and a question of national security, a question of survival," Cavusoglu said. "No matter what anyone does, no matter whether it is an arms embargo or anything else, it only strengthens us." 
"Fifteen years ago we produced only 20% of the goods we needed, now we produce over 70% — all this only strengthens us," he told DW.

Recall Turkey launched a military operation in Syria on Wednesday October 9, after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew some U.S. troops who have been protecting Kurdish forces in the fight against the Islamic State.

Germany exported arms worth 243 million euros ($268 million) to Turkey in 2018, accounting for almost one third of its weapons exports, according to Bild Am Sonntag. In the first four months of 2019, Turkey received weapons from Germany worth 184 million euros, making it the biggest recipient country. 
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Students Of Ekpoma Beat A Policeman Who Jumped Over Fense to Enter Their Hostel (Video)

Policeman on illegal duty receives thorough beating for scaling the fence of a students’ hostel, in Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State.

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U.S. Deployed More Forces To Saudi Arabia To Counter Iran Threat

The United States announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia on Friday to bolster the kingdom’s defenses after the Sept. 14 attack on its oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran.

The large deployment, which was first reported by Reuters, includes fighter squadrons, an air expeditionary wing and air defense personnel, the Pentagon said. Together with the 200 forces to Saudi Arabia announced last month, the deployment totaled about 3,000 troops, it said.

U.S.-Iran tensions have risen to new highs since May 2018, when the Trump administration withdrew from a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran that put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of sanctions.

As Trump reinstated U.S. sanctions, increasing pressure on the Iranian economy, there have been a series of attacks that Washington and close allies have blamed on Iran, including the attack on the world’s biggest crude oil-processing facility. Iran denies responsibility.

In a bid to better shield Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said it was sending two additional Patriot batteries and one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD).

“We thought it was important to continue to deploy forces to deter and defend and to send the message to the Iranians: Do not strike another sovereign state, do not threaten American interests, American forces, or we will respond,” Esper told reporters during a press briefing.

Trump said the United States would not bear the expense of the deployment. “Saudi Arabia, at my request, has agreed to pay us for everything we’re doing,” he told reporters.

Some of Trump’s Republican allies have called for retaliatory strikes, which the president has so far declined to carry out.

It was unclear whether some of the newly announced troops might replace other American forces expected to depart the region in the coming weeks or months.

The Pentagon has yet to announce, for example, whether it will replace the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and its strike group when it eventually wraps up its deployment to the Middle East.

Esper declined to say whether the carrier, which itself includes thousands of troops and massive firepower, would be replaced.

The deployment is part of a series of what the United States has described as defensive moves following the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities last month, which rattled global energy markets and exposed major gaps in Saudi Arabia’s air defenses.

Iran has responded to previous U.S. troop deployments this year with apprehension. It denies responsibility for the attack on Saudi Arabia as well as attacks on oil tankers earlier this year.

The additional deployment comes as many members of Congress have questioned the longstanding U.S.-Saudi security alliance and backed several efforts - which have failed so far - to stop Trump from selling arms to the kingdom without congressional approval or providing support to the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen.

Criticism of close U.S.-Saudi ties under Trump increased last year after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Eleven Saudi officials are on trial in Riyadh for the murder, which took place inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Source: Reuters 
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Teenager Remanded In Custody After Raping Neighbour’s 50-year-old mother

A teenager identified as Babangida Inusa, who allegedly raped his neighbour’s 50-year-old mother,  has been ordered by a Chief Magistrates' Court sitting in Kano State on Friday to be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.  

The police charged teenager , who resides at Falgore Village, Kabo Local Government Area of Kano, with rape.

Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Idris, who did not take the plea of Inusa, ordered the police to return the case file to the Kano State Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice. Idris adjourned the case until December 12 for further mention.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, ASP Badamasi Gawuna, told the court that the complainant, Rabiu Hussain, reported the case at the Garo Police Division Kano.

Gawuna alleged that Inusa attacked and raped the complainant’s 50-year-old mother on her farmland in Kabo Local Government Area of Kano. He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 283 of the Penal Code.

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The Moment Kim Kardashian's Children Were Immersed In Water During Their Baptism (Photos)

US reality star, Kim Kardashian West and her three youngest kids, Saint West,  Psalm West and Chicago West got baptised during their recent trip to Armenia and she has shared photos of the moment her children were immersed in water.

The kids all baptised at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin,  Armenia's main cathedral, which is also referred to as the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

North West was the only one who wasn't baptised because she did hers years ago. However, she was present to witness the ceremony.

Kourtney Kardashian was also present with her kids to have them baptised.

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The First Human To Walk In Space 54 Years Ago, Dies At 85

Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space 54 years ago, has died in Moscow at the age of 85.

According to Roscosmos in a statement on its website says Leonov died on Friday, October 11th. Leonov performed his spacewalk on March 18, 1965, when he exited his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether.

On his second trip to space ten years later, Leonov commanded the Soviet half of the Apollo-Soyuz 19 mission. It was the first joint space mission between the Soviet Union and the United States, carried out at the height of the Cold War.  

The cosmonaut turned 85 in May. Several days before that, two Russian crewmembers on the International Space Station ventured into open space on a planned spacewalk with stickers attached on their spacesuits paying tribute to him, and congratulated him from space.  

Roscosmos said Leonov would be buried Tuesday at a military memorial cemetery outside Moscow.
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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ruggedman Attacked In London By 4 Young Men (Watch Video)

Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman, was attacked in London at 805 restaurant by four young men. 

Details later but it looks like it might have to do with the Yahoo Yahoo (Fraud) boys saga where some boys threatened to put hands on him whenever they see him for talking against Naira Marley who just came back from Prison.

Watch the video below; 
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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Neymar Rape Accuser Released WhatsApp Conversations Between Them (Screenshots)

Here is the  WhatsApp conversations including raunchy messages between Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian player, Neymar Jr and rape accuser, Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza have been released by the Brazilian TV channel Globo.

Trindade who appeared on Brazilian TV, news station SBT for the first time on Wednesday, said she was the victim of 'aggression and rape' by the Paris Saint-Germain player in a hotel room in the French capital on May 15.

She claimed the encounter started out consensual but quickly turned violent, leaving her with bruises and scrapes to her legs and buttocks, with Neymar refusing to stop.

This comes after Neymar had taken to Instagram to share a video explaining himself and revealing WhatsApp conversations between the pair, as well as photos of Najila. He denied raping her but admitted that what happened between them was consensual.

A video which was later shared online showed the moment the model confronted him in a hotel room about the alleged assault.

Here is their WhatsApp conversations (screenshots)

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Sunday, June 02, 2019

Benefits Of Eating Onions Everyday

The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a popular vegetable all over the world that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. Its close relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. 

Onions can have sweet taste and nice flavor if cooked, eating raw onions can sound like a problem at first. Still, the raw vegetables provide you with more vitamins and useful elements that is why it is better to eat them raw.

Origins and General Information

The Latin name of onion is known as Allium cepa.

Onions are native to Asia and the Middle East. Onions are the most cultivated species of the genus Allium, which also includes garlic, and the cultivation goes back to over 5,000 years.

Onions come in several varieties: red, white, yellow, and green (scallions). Yellow onions are considered the sweetest-tasting.

Health benefits of onions 

What does onion do for the body? 

Why would you prefer eating raw onions instead of cooking this popular vegetable? 

We will list some of the top health benefits of eating onions for men and women you should know about. 

1. Stronger immune system Eating raw onions can be useful for your immune system. This useful product enriches our bodies with antioxidants and creates a ‘wall’ to protect you from free radicals. 

Add more onions to your meals and salads and your immune system will easier fight with different bacteria and viruses. In other words, you will feel much better than most people who do not like onions.

2. Healthier heart Do you want your heart to be healthier and stronger?

This is one of the most important raw onion health benefits. Experts believe that raw onion lowers the risks of heart and heart attacks.

Onion juice influences your blood pressure, reduces it and works as prevention to platelets and clusters. There are different studies of the influence of onion on the human heart, and some of them suggest that this vegetable has a positive effect.

Each onion you eat helps your blood regulation, improves cholesterol levels and makes the heart stronger.

3. Easier breathing Onions help to relax your muscles, and this can result in easier breathing. For example, if you have asthma, you might ease its symptoms if you eat raw onions every day.

However, it is extremely important for every patient with asthma to talk to their doctor before trying to eat onions as a treatment against such condition.

4. Improved digestion.

The cool benefits of eating onions for men and women include improved digestive system. Thanks to fiber contained in the vegetable, onion is great for better digestion. 

5. Lower risk of cancer development Women and men can enjoy numerous onion benefits and reducing the risks of gastric and oral cancer is one of them.

Experts believe that every person who eats onions at least 2-5 times per week also protects his or her body and reduces the possibility of developing different types of cancer.

Some studies also have shown that raw yellow onions help to ease the condition after chemotherapy because it can reduce insulin resistance.

6. Stronger bones It doesn’t matter if you are young or getting older, you should take care of your health. Eating vegetables is great for your body because they all are an amazing natural source of vitamins.

Onions are rich in calcium which is a necessary element for the bones. Those people who consume these vegetables in the raw state easily reduce the possibilities of bone fractures by about twenty percent.

This is really nice, so think about adding this vegetable to your family meals.

7. Reduction of blood sugar Raw onion health benefits include the control of blood sugars. The elements contained in red onions, for example, can help with reducing the level of glucose for a while.

In other words, if you have diabetes you can talk to your doctor about adding onions to your everyday meals.

8. Improved hair and skin.

Those women and men who take care of their skin and wish to enjoy healthier hair have noticed how onion consumption helps with improving their skin and hair.

9. Antiseptic benefit You already know that raw onions can make your immune system more powerful, but this is not the only advantage of consuming these impressive vegetables.

If you have mouth infection, you can use onion as your natural antibiotic. Just cut raw onions into slices and eat with other vegetables or bread or alone. You can also add onions to salads and eat it fresh with a little bit of vegetable oil. 

Onion benefits: Nutritional elements

Here are the main components of the vegetable: 
Antioxidants – quercetin 
Vitamins – C, B6, K, B7, B9, A
 Minerals – calcium,
phosphorus Dietary fibers
 Low fat 
Energetic levels 

Most of us avoid eating raw onions and prefer replacing them with other vegetables and flavors because of the strong smell and the fact that onions can make you cry while you slice or chop them. Is it possible to reduce the ‘effect of tears’ and mask ones breath after eating onions? Everything is possible.

The onions, your hands, and even knife should be wet when slicing onions, this will reduce the strong smell of onion. If you want to get rid of the unpleasant smell from your mouth after eating raw onions you are advised to eat walnuts, almonds, or pine nuts.

You can also mask your onion breath by chewing a mint or menthol gum after consuming your daily serving of this veggie. Stay healthy and make sure you are not allergic to this product before you consume it. Eat onions without crying and enjoy all the health benefits of this vegetable.
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Friday, May 17, 2019

Manchester United Boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Will Get Financial Backing, Says Ed Woodward

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will get the financial backing to bring success back to the club, says executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

United finished sixth in the Premier League this season.

"The strength of our business means we have the financial resources to continue to provide backing for the manager and creating success on the pitch," said Woodward.

"This as ever remains our number one goal."

Solskjaer took over as caretaker United boss in December following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and the club went on a run of 11 games without defeat, of which they won 10.

However, after the Norwegian was appointed on a permanent basis in March, his side's form collapsed and they finished five points off the top four having won only two of their last nine games.

Solskjaer, whose side were 32 points adrift of champions Manchester City, has said it will "take a long time" for Manchester United to challenge for the Premier League title again.

The Old Trafford club last won the title in 2012-13, in Sir Alex Ferguson's last season in charge, while it is now two seasons without a trophy after the Europa League and League Cup triumphs in 2016-17.

"While the last few weeks were disappointing, we are delighted to have confirmed the appointment of Ole as our manager on a three-year contract," said Woodward.

"Everyone at the club - the board, the manager, the squad and all the staff are resolute in our desire to get United back to the top of English football, we continually look to improve staff on and off the pitch to achieve this."
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California Bill To Expand Privacy Protections Fails

California’s senate blocked a bill on Thursday that would have expanded the ability consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, a win for tech industry groups concerned about wide-ranging privacy lawsuits.

Under California’s data privacy law, which is set to take effect next year, consumers may file complaints to the state attorney general over alleged violations of privacy rules, but can sue over a data breach.

The new bill, introduced in February and endorsed by the attorney general, would have strengthened that law to enable consumers to sue over any alleged violations.

Adam Schwartz, a senior staff attorney at the San Francisco-based privacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the bill’s failure marked “a sad day for consumer data privacy.”

“The act last year was a start, and it puts in place good rules. But a law is only as good as its enforcement,” he said.

California’s law, the toughest in the United States, enables fines of up to $7,500 for intentional failure to disclose data collection or selling others’ data without permission.

As other states have begun drafting bills, Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders have called for federal privacy legislation to set industry-wide guidelines for how personal data should be collected and used.

But tech lobbying groups have also said they would fight any legislative proposals that could open the door to a flurry of consumer lawsuits.

Source: Reuters
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Small Plane Crashes Near Dubai Airport, Killing Four People

A small plane involved in upgrading a runway at Dubai International Airport crashed Thursday night, atleast four people dies and halting traffic at the world's busiest airport for international travel for nearly an hour.

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority said all four people on board, three British citizens and one South African, were killed in the crash that took place 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of the airport.

The aircraft is owned by the US tech giant Honeywell. A statement released after the crash stated that the aircraft was on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the airport.

A spokesman said: "All operations at the Dubai airport are running smoothly after a slight delay and diversion of some flights as a precautionary measure to ensure security."

The city-state’s last major aircraft incident happened on Aug. 3, 2016. An Emirates Boeing 777-300 coming from Thiruvananthapuram, India, crash landed, but no lives were lost among its 300 passengers and crew. A firefighter was killed in a subsequent explosion of Flight EK521.
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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West's Sweetest Moments With Their Three Kids (Photo)

Kim Kardashian, shared this beautiful family photo of herself chilling at home with her husband, Kanye West, and their three children, North, Saint and Chicago West.
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Nick Cannon Wrote Flirty Instagram Message To Rihanna

American rapper and TV host Nick Cannon has joined billions across the globe to gush over singer, Rihanna.

Rihanna, had shared a photo of herself donning a mini gold dress with her body to promote her new Fenty Beauty product, and had caused many to lust over her body.

He wrote;
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Nnamdi Kanu Calls Off Election Boycotts

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi kalu has called off the election boycott. 

The leader divulged  this message through his Facebook account.

He wrote;
Having confirmed this evening that all our preconditions and terms have been met, signed, sealed and delivered; I hereby call-off the election boycott across Biafraland on Feb. 16, 2019. I dedicate this historic victory to the formidable #IPOB family worldwide.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fake News Alert: Any Finger Can Be Used For Marking A Ballot Paper, Says INEC

Today, 13th of February, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunk the information flying around that it is only the index finger (Warning Finger) that is allowed for marking a ballot paper.

According to the viral social media fake message, especially on WhatsApp claimed that;
“INEC has changed the pattern of voting without the majority of citizens being aware. You don't have to vote with your THUMB again. You vote with your INDEX FINGER ( Warning Finger). Any vote cast with the THUMB is void (cancelled) vote.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has made voting more easy by saying that BALLOT PAPER is not finger sensitive, Use any finger but should ensure that his or her mark is clear and placed inside the box of the political party of his or her choice and does not stray into another box.

According to INEC today's tweet;
 Fake News Alert: Any finger can be used for marking a ballot paper🗳#NigeriaDecides2019
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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Man City 6-0 Chelsea: City Humiliated Chelsea At Etihad As The Blues Suffered Their Worst Defeat In 28 Years

Sergio Aguero grabbed a hat-trick as Manchester City humiliated Chelsea away in a half an hour blast off to move back to the top of the Premier League while shambolic Chelsea moved to 6th position.

Raheem Sterling scored the opening goal as he tapped his 13th goal of the season.

Sergio Aguero sliced wide when offered up a completely unmanned goal, but made up for it but thumping in an unstoppable blast from the edge of the area.

The Argentine doubled his tally and became City's all-time leading scorer outright with a simpler finish after a defensive mix-up.

Ilkay Gundogan also netted in the first quarter of the game as City ended what could have been a testing week with a trip to Everton in between the visits of Arsenal and Chelsea with maximum points.

Sterling returned to the score sheet in the last 10 minutes with another tap in after a stunning team move to complete the victory and condemn the Blues to their worst defeat in 28 years.

Chelsea striker, Gonzalo Higuain, had little chance to shine but the Argentine striker was unfortunate not to score his third goal of  the season.

Recall that Chelsea's 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth in their last away game was their heaviest league defeat since 1996.

Chelsea worst loss in any competition since 1991 after failing to recover from Sterling’s fourth-minute opener.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea: Bournemouth Rubbed Salt In chelsea's Wounds

Bournemouth has put a further pressure on Chelsea's bid for Champions League qualification at Vitality Stadium.

Chelsea started the game well, with drive and motivation and pace and invention and impetus, but after about the first 20 minutes, the levels dropped and the Blues could never quite recover from that.

Chelsea were dismantled in the second half, with Josh King scoring twice and the outstanding David Brooks also netting for Bournemouth before Luke Daniels’ stoppage-time goal rubbed salt in the visitors’ wounds

Bournemouth were fortunate to be level at the interval as veteran goalkeeper Artur Boruc produced five impressive saves to deny a Chelsea side that failed to penetrate their hosts' defence despite 70% of possession.

But within a minute of the second half starting, Bournemouth took the lead as King arrived late in the Chelsea box to smash Brooks' cut-back past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

A second consecutive league win for Bournemouth sees the Cherries move up to 10th in the table, while Chelsea drop to fifth position on virtue of scoring fewer goals than Arsenal.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

13 Ways To Boost Male Fertility And Increase Sperm Count

Global rates of infertility have remained relatively stable between 1990 and 2010, according to a study that compiled data from 277 national surveys in 190 countries. Research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that in 2010, 48.5 million couples worldwide were unable to have a child.

What Is Male infertility?

Male infertility refers to a male's inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. In humans it accounts for 40–50% of infertility. It affects approximately 7% of all men. Male infertility is commonly due to deficiencies in the semen, and semen quality is used as a surrogate measure of male fecundity.

The main symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant. A menstrual cycle that is too long (35 days or more), too short (less than 21 days), irregular or absent can mean that you're not ovulating. There may be no other outward signs or symptoms.

In this post, we will be listing ways to boost male fertility and increase sperm count.

1) Try Tribulus Terrestris

2) Get Enough Vitamin D

3) Try Tribulus Terrestris

4) Get Enough Vitamin C

5) Limit Your Alcohol Intake

6) Exercise Regularly

7) Don’t Smoke

8) Watch The Food You Eat

9) Avoid Eating Too Much Soy

10)  Avoid Wearing Tight Clothes Too Many Days In A Row

11) If You Have A Desk Job, Take Breaks And Walk Around

12)  Get Enough Zinc

13) Eat Maca Root
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45-Year-Old Man Landed In Prison For Raping A 13-Year-Old Girl

Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 45-year-old man identified as Ajibade Olaoluwa, in prison for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

According to NAN reports, the prosecutor, Mr Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the accused defiled the 13-year-old girl who was sent on an errand.

Akinwale said that the brother of the accused, who lured the victim into the house, held the victim’s legs while he was raping her.

He also stated that the victim’s noise drew the attention of neighbours who entered the room and met her on the bed crying.

The prosecutor also urged the court to remand the accused in prison pending receipt of legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

The plea of the accused was also not taken.

The Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Afeniforo, ordered the remand of the accused and adjourned the case till March 4 for mention.

The offence contravened Section 31 of the Child Rights Law of Ekiti State, 2012.
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So Sad! All Passengers Robbed, Kidnapped By Gunmen And Driver Shot Dead (Photos)

It was a bad day for the passengers in Agofure bus who were travelling from Ughelli in Delta to Port-Harcourt, Rivers state capital, have been attacked by gunmen.

According to reports, the passengers were robbed and kidnapped by the gunmen who also shot the driver dead at Ndele axis of the East-West road in Rivers state.

Report has it that only a lady with an injured leg was let go. About 12 passengers were reportedly kidnapped.

According to a Facebook user, Dymphna Akusu, wrote:-

Just happening. Agofure bus from Ughelli to PH robbed and passengers kidnapped, only one lady with bad leg freed, at the Ndele axis. Driver shot dead.
More photo below,

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Cesc Fabregas: ‘Thierry Henry Will Become A Great Coach’

Newly signed Monaco player, Cesc Fabregas believes Thierry Henry will still become a “top coach” despite lasting just three months in charge at struggling Monaco.

Having previously worked as an assistant coach with the Belgian national team, Henry was appointed as coach in October, breaking out on his own in management for the first time.

Fabregas, who shares the same agent as Henry, left Chelsea to team up with the former France striker when he signed a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee on January 11.

The midfielder had played just three games under Henry before the latter was sacked last week in a move which saw the principality club replace him with predecessor Leonardo Jardim.

“We are sad for ‘Titi’ because I really think he will be a top coach, I am sure of it,” Fabregas said on Monday of Henry, with whom he played at Arsenal earlier in his career.

“Football doesn’t wait and maybe it was not the right moment or he didn’t have the time to fulfil all his plans and everything he wanted to do. That is life, it happens.”
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Mourinho Deserved More Respect From Manchester United, Says Rumelu Lukaku

Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku says his former manager, Jose Mourinho has done alot for the club and he deserved more respect from the job he oversaw.

Having been handed the reins at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016, a proven coach delivered three trophies in his debut campaign.

He was left empty-handed in his second, but returned United to the Premier League’s top four as they finished as runners-up behind record-breaking champions Manchester City.

Mourinho was expected to build on that platform, but endured a testing start to the 2018-19 campaign and was relieved of his duties in December.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has impressed as his successor, overseeing eight successive victories, but Lukaku is reluctant to be drawn on the differences between the manager who signed him for £75 million ($99m) and the one currently at the helm.

The Belgium international striker told Eleven Sports:
“I’m not going to compare the two managers.
“I believe that Mourinho has done a lot for this club.
“He won trophies, so I have a lot of respect for him.
“He is the coach who signed me.” 
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

More Problem: Chris Brown Alleged Victim Says Alleged Rape Was "Brutal And Violent"

America singer and song writer, Christopher Maurice Brown popularly known as Chris Brown allegedly raped a woman in a hotel dressing room for 25-30 minutes and it was "brutal and violent" -- so says Closer Magazine, which posted an article claiming to have interviewed the alleged victim.

Closer, which broke the story Brown was being investigated for rape, calls the woman by a pseudonym -- Karima -- a 24-year-old model who told the mag she met Brown at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris on January 15 at around 10:30 PM and then went to a nightclub. 

Karima told Closer at 4 AM Brown and his crew wanted to return to the hotel, and she said she was tired but they convinced her to go back to the Mandarin with a group of people.

She says once inside his suite, she went to the bathroom, Brown followed her and "catches me by the right arm. He makes me enter a sort of dressing room. He closed the door ... it lasted 25-30 minutes."

She describes the alleged rape as "brutal and violent." She says she was then "abused" by one of Brown's friends and a bodyguard.

Karima says she went to cops 2 days later, adding she was scared but ultimately decided she didn't want Brown to "be able to do the same things to other girls."

Someone connected to Brown tells us the singer was never alone with the alleged victim and says Chris' girlfriend, Ammika Harris, was in the hotel room the whole time. He says there were more than 20 people in the room "hanging out" and listening to music Brown was playing on his iPhone.

We have reached out to Brown's U.S. lawyer for a response, but so far no word back.

Source: TMZ
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Oscars 2019: Full List Of Nominations

Today, the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars.

The Favourite and Netflix's black-and-white epic Roma leading this year's Oscar race, with 10 nominations each.

The other contenders include A Star Is Born and Vice with eight each, followed by Black Panther with seven. Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture. 

The 2019 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24.

The full list of nominees in all 24 categories is below;

Best picture

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star is Born

Best director

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Best actor

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Christian Bale (Vice)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Best actress

Glenn Close (The Wife)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Best supporting actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best supporting actress

Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Amy Adams (Vice)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Marina De Tavira (Roma)

Best adapted screenplay

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

Best original screenplay

Green Book (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)
The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Vice (Adam McKay)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Best animated feature

Incredibles 2
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Isle of Dogs

Best documentary

Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Of Fathers and Sons

Best foreign language film

Roma (Mexico)
Cold War (Poland)
Shoplifters (Japan)
Capernaum [Lebanon]
Never Look Away [Germany]

Best cinematography

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Cold War (Lukasz Zal)
Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)
The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)
A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)

Best costume design

Black Panther (Ruth E Carter)
The Favourite (Sandy Powell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)

Best film editing

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)
Vice (Hank Corwin)
BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)
The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
Green Book (Patrick J Don Vito)

Best makeup and hairstyling

Mary Queen of Scots

Best original score

If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)
Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)
Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)
BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)
Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)

Best original song

Shallow (A Star Is Born)
All the Stars (Black Panther)
I’ll Fight (RBG)
The Place Where Lost Things Go (Mary Poppins Returns)
When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Best production design

The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)
First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)
Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)
Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)
Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)

Best sound editing

First Man
A Quiet Place
Bohemian Rhapsody
Black Panther

Best sound mixing

A Star Is Born
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Black Panther

Best visual effects

First Man
Avengers: Infinity War
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ready Player One
Christopher Robin

Best animated short

Animal Behaviour
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Best documentary short

Black Sheep
End Game
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.

Best live action short


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