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19.8.18

Denzel Washington photographed with his wife and daughter on holiday in Portofino

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Denzel Washington photographed with his wife and daughter on holiday in Portofino
Hollywood legend Denzel Washington was seen with his daughter Olivia and wife Pauletta enjoying a stroll and meal while on holiday in Portofino...

Denzel Washington photographed with his wife and daughter on holiday in Portofino
Denzel Washington photographed with his wife and daughter on holiday in Portofino
Denzel Washington photographed with his wife and daughter on holiday in Portofino

Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi signs new six-year deal with Leicester City (Photo)

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Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi signs new six-year deal with Leicester City?(Photo)

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 21, has committed his future to Leicester City after signing a new six-year contract with the Premiership club.
The deal was confirmed today after Leicester's 2-0 victory at home to Wolves on Saturday.

Speaking on the new deal, Ndidi who has played 63 times for the Foxes since joining from Belgian side Genk in a £14m deal in January 2017, told the club's official website, "I'm very happy to sign this contract with Leicester City.  I have enjoyed every moment of my time with the football club, so I'm thrilled to be here for six more years.

Together with my team-mates and our wonderful supporters, I hope we can look forward to many more fantastic moments."

Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi signs new six-year deal with Leicester City?(Photo)
The club were also pleased to keep Ndidi at the King Power Stadium till 2014.
"Leicester City Football Club is delighted to confirm that Wilfred Ndidi has signed a new contract, keeping him at King Power Stadium until June 2024," the club said in a statement.
"In the 18 months since his arrival from Belgian side Genk, the 21-year-old has developed into one of the Premier League's most exciting talents as well as a key member of Leicester City's first team squad."

Yinka Ayefele Laments On Facebook Over Demolition Of N800million Music House

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Yinka Ayefele Laments On Facebook Over Demolition Of N800m Music House
The demolished building
 
Ace gospel musician, Yinka Ayefele, has taken to his Facebook wall to lament the demolition of the Music House housing his radio station, Fresh FM.
 
He had lamented: “Oyo state government it did at last……my pains my sweat ….So help me God.”
 
The post has since generated 4,200 comments and 14,000 shares.
 
The Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists  on Sunday condemned the demolition of  Yinka Ayefele’s  Music House which houses his  Fresh FM 105.9  radio station.
 
A statement jointly signed by the council’s  Chairman, Mr Adewunmi Faniran,  and the Secretary, Mr Bola Ogunlayi, said it was highly disturbed that the building was demolished when the matter was before a  court of competent jurisdiction.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building belonging to the popular musician was demolished at about  4.30 am on Sunday by the state government for allegedly contravening its town planning laws.
 
The council expressed concern about the fate of the journalists and other media workers in the establishment as well as the loss suffered by the owner of the broadcast outfit.
 
“As the fourth estate of the realm  and believer  in the rule of law, the Oyo State NUJ expects  that the court would have been left to take a definite decision on the issue of demolition before it was carried out,” it said.
 
The council called on the state government to ensure that “ it comes to the aid of Fresh FM which has been a pride of Ibadan in particular and Oyo State.’’
 
It urged the government to relocate the station to another site and ensure the smooth take-off of its operations.

Hazard Makes Final Decision On Rumoured Exit From Chelsea

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Hazard Makes Final Decision On Rumoured Exit From Chelsea
 
Eden Hazard intends to remain at Chelsea this year but offered no assurances about his future beyond that.
 
The Belgian playmaker hinted he may leave Stamford Bridge after the World Cup, yet while international colleague Thibaut Courtois has completed a switch to Real Madrid, Hazard's mooted move to the Spanish capital has not happened.
 
Indeed, a new contract offer is on the table for Hazard but Goal understands he remains reluctant to commit to a new deal at this stage, with the 27-year-old still having two years to run on his current contract.
 
The Spanish transfer window is open until August 31, but Hazard has dismissed the possibility of leaving before then given Chelsea would be unable to find a replacement until January.
 
"You know what I said after the World Cup. I'm happy here, I do not want to talk about that yet," he told RMC Sport after Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2.
 
"Many things have been said - nonsense and everything.

"For now, I'm happy. I still have two years of contract [left] and we'll see what happens. I will not leave [this year].

"The transfer window in England is already closed. We can sell but we cannot sign players.

"It would be a bit strange for [Chelsea] to let me go and not recruit another player.

"We could see [against Arsenal] that the fans like me a lot. I feel good here. We'll see what happens in a year or two years."
 
Hazard was again impressive off the bench against Arsenal as he came on as a second-half substitute and set up the winning goal for Marcos Alonso in a 3-2 victory for the Blues.

18.8.18

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80
Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has died. According to Ghanaian media, he died in Switzerland, this morning August 18th after a brief illness.

Mr. Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Born in Kumasi on April 8, 1938, Annan was UN secretary General from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

17.8.18

You'll Have To Carry Me Like A Dead Man - Nigerian Man Said Before He Died During Deportation From Canada

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You'll Have To Carry Me Like A Dead Man - Nigerian Man Said Before He Died During Deportation From Canada
Bolanle Alo
 
Bolanle Alo, the Nigerian man who died after an altercation with Canada border services officers last week, promised he wouldn’t go quietly if ordered out of the country, his detention hearing documents show.
 
The 49-year-old father of two died in Calgary on Aug. 7 after an altercation with Canada Border Services Agency officers while on a KLM airlines plane bound for Amsterdam. He was set to be deported to Nigeria.
 
The plane hadn’t yet departed Calgary’s airport when Alo went into medical distress; he was pronounced dead at Peter Lougheed hospital about 90 minutes later.
 
“You will have to carry me like a dead man, because I’m not going to my death,” Alo is quoted as saying in evidentiary documents submitted by Wingert, the legal counsel representing minister of public safety and emergency preparedness Ralph Goodale on July 26 at Alo’s first detention hearing.
 
By that point, Alo had been detained for 48 hours. This was his first detention hearing, administered by the immigration division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
 
No charges expected in death of foreign national following altercation with border services on plane. Wingert drew attention to two statements in the documents she submitted for Alo’s July 26 hearing.
 
The first: “On that day (of deportation), I will be the dog on a leash, and you will have to drag me through fire. I am a dead man. I have nothing to lose.”
 
The second: “I understand that you have concerns that I will cause an issue that will disrupt my removal. You are absolutely correct about this. I will cause a big issue and will not go.”
 
 
The July 26 transcript, obtained by the Toronto Star, details how Alo first began immigration procedures in October 2005.
 
According to Immigration and Refugee Board member Jerry Cikes, who was overseeing the detention hearing, the Nigerian’s refugee claim was rejected. After that, both of Alo’s applications to remain in Canada based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds were rejected, as was his pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA).
 
According to the Government of Canada website, a PRRA is “an opportunity for people who are facing removal from Canada to seek protection by describing, in writing, the risks they believe they would face if removed. Persons whose PRRA applications are approved may stay in Canada.”
 
Some of Alo’s testimony in the transcripts provides a glimpse into his fear of returning to Nigeria.
 
During his regularly attended meetings with CBSA officials, Alo says, “I (am) always insisting that going to Nigeria would be a very dangerous trip for me … I still have some bullets in my body that are yet to be extracted.”
 
Alo also alludes to his younger brother, who he says “wasn’t that lucky.” The Calgary-based lawyer representing Alo’s widow, Elias Munshya, said he wasn’t clear on the specifics of why Alo feared a return to his home country.
 
But Munshya said he was led to believe that the Nigerian’s younger brother had been killed, which may have caused him to fear for his own life.
 
Late Monday night, a Prairie region spokesperson for the CBSA said the agency can’t respond to specific questions about Alo’s case because the Calgary Police Service is investigating.
 
Police spokesman Corwin Odland said there are few details the service can share.
 
“We are still working to track down and interview witnesses from the flight and don’t want any information we release to influence their recollection of events before we can get their statements,” Odland said in an emailed statement.
 
Alberta’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to determine Alo’s cause of death, he said.
 
A spokesman at the office of Ralph Goodale, public safety and emergency preparedness minister, said staff there are working on legislation to create a new way to review CBSA officer conduct complaints and conditions.
 
"Complaints about employee conduct can be made to the agency itself, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal,” spokesman Scott Bardsley said.
 
Source: Toronto Star

Photos Of Made In Aba Keke Napep That Doesn't Use Fuel Or Oil Emerges Online

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Photos Of Made In Aba Keke Napep That Doesn't Use Fuel Or Oil Emerges Online
The made in Aba tricycle
 
A Twitter user identified as Obi Bright (@obibc), has taken to the social media platform to share photos of the latest invention of engineers in the commercial city of Aba, Abia state.
 
According to the images which are making the rounds online, the newly manufactured tricycle a.k.a Keke Napep which is currently being tested on the streets, doesn't use fuel or oil and have zero-carbon emission. It is electrically driven.
 
The identity of the local manufacturer and more details of the latest product were not ascertained by TORI News as at the time of filing this report, but many online users are applauding the efforts and have also called on the federal government to invest in the invention.
 
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