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Five Yahoo Yahoo LAUTECH Boys Busted By EFCC, See Their Faces
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Five Yahoo Yahoo LAUTECH Boys Busted By EFCC, See Their Faces

The Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, 20th March, 2017 took over five suspected internet fraudsters arrested by men of the Oyo State Joint Security Task Force, 'Operation Burst' for further investigation. The suspects, which includes Oyewole Oyeleye Olatunji (28), Adeniran Adeyinka Yusuf (29), Samuel Olumide Adeola (29), Israel Adeola (24) and Olorunyemi Savior Imonah (24) were arrested March 13, 2017 during a routine surveillance at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho. They were thereafter interrogated at the Operation Burst headquarters, Agodi where they confessed to have defrauded some American women through various romance scam using different dating sites. They also confessed to have obtained different sum...
Billionaire Banker David Rockefeller Dies Aged 101
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Billionaire Banker David Rockefeller Dies Aged 101

Former Chase Manhattan Chief Executive David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101. Rockefeller died in his sleep at home in Pocantico Hills, New York, on Monday morning as a result of congestive heart failure, according to a family spokesperson Fraser P. Seitel. The businessman, who had an estimated fortune of $3 billion, retired as head of Chase Manhattan in 1981 after a 35-year career. In the statement from the The Rockefeller Foundation confirming his death, Rockefeller was described as “one of the most influential figures in the history of American philanthropy and finance, considered by many to be ‘America's last great international business statesman’.” Rockefeller, also known as ‘the banker’s banker’, according to the statement, is said to have donated almost $2 billion ...
BET Wishes Olamide Happy Birthday With The Wrong Picture; Twitter Reacts
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BET Wishes Olamide Happy Birthday With The Wrong Picture; Twitter Reacts

American basic cable channel, Black Entertainment Television (BET) yesterday wished Nigerian singer, Olamide a happy birthday using a wrong picture. In the said tweet, @bet said ‘sending positive vibes and birthday wishes all the way to #Nigeria to @olamide_ YBNL ! Nigerians on Twitter have been attacking the channel’s twitter for making such a huge mistake. Olamide popularly known as Badoo turns 28 yesterday and several other celebrities like Davido, Vector, Phyno have wished him well on social media. Although, BET corrected it later!
American And Swedish UN Officials Kidnapped In DR Congo
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American And Swedish UN Officials Kidnapped In DR Congo

Two United Nations officials, one American and one Swedish, have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the government said. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Michael Sharp of the United States and Zahida Katalan of Sweden were taken with three Congolese drivers and a translator while travelling by motorcycle. A government statement says the kidnappers have not yet been identified. It was not clear when the kidnapping - on a bridge near the village of Ngombe - occurred. Judicial authorities in the province have opened an investigation and are working with the UN mission in Congo to free those held. This vast Central African nation is home to multiple militias competing for stakes in its rich mineral resources.
Nigerian Software Engineer Given Test To Prove He Is In Engineer At JFK Airport
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Nigerian Software Engineer Given Test To Prove He Is In Engineer At JFK Airport

Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban and the ensuing heightened security procedures for travelers from outside the U.S. have caused a great deal of trouble for visitors to the country. On Sunday, though, things got taken to the next level when the Customs and Border Protection office reportedly claimed its latest victim: 28-year-old Celestine Omin, who was traveling from Lagos, Nigeria on business. Omin, a software engineer at Andela — a tech startup that connects developers in Africa with U.S employers — had a particularly unwelcoming reception when he deplaned at John F. Kennedy Airport and was given a test to prove he was actually a software engineer. A LinkedIn post detailing Omin's challenging experience explained that upon landing in New York after spending 24 miserable ...
Zuriel Oduwole Meets Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia’s First Female President
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Zuriel Oduwole Meets Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia’s First Female President

15-year-old Nigerian-American girl, Zuriel Oduwole, has continued growing higher in life with her focus and determination despite her age. The girl education advocate recently met with Croatia's first female President - - H.E. Kolinda Graber Kitarovic, who is just 46 years old. The duo were all smiles as they posed for a picture together.
Abraham Lincoln Legacy
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Abraham Lincoln Legacy

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves. Synopsis Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. His is a remarkable story of the rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land; then, a sudden and tragic death at a time when his country needed him most to complete the great task remaining before the nation. Lincoln's distinctively human and humane personality and historical role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves creates a legacy that endures. His eloquence of democracy and his insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of sel...
US Puts Iran On Notice After Missile Test
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US Puts Iran On Notice After Missile Test

The White House has issued a cryptic warning that the US will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen, but declined to say what retaliatory actions the US would pursue. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, forcefully denounced Iran's behaviour in his first public remarks since Trump took office. He accused Iran of threatening US allies and spreading instability throughout the Middle East while faulting the Obama administration for doing too little to stop the Islamic Republic. "As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice," Flynn said from the White House podium. On notice for what, Flynn didn't say. Senior Trump administration officials said they were actively considering a "...
Trump Pick Faces More Aust Stock Buy Heat
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Trump Pick Faces More Aust Stock Buy Heat

US president Donald Trump's pick to head the Health and Human Services Department, Tom Price, is to face another grilling by rival Democrats over his purchase of stock in a small Australian biotech company. On a fiery day on Capitol Hill, Republican members of Congress were left frustrated, furious and accusing Democrats of being "idiots" on Tuesday when the confirmation process for Dr Price, Treasury Secretary pick Steven Mnuchin and potential Attorney-General Jeff Sessions stalled. Democrats at the last minute boycotted committee votes after claiming Dr Price and Mr Mnuchin had both misled Congress with earlier testimony and time was needed to investigate new information. Their no-show left their Republican counterparts sitting alone in the hearing rooms that require at le...
Robert Nesta Marley “Bob Marley” Life & Legacy-History
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Robert Nesta Marley “Bob Marley” Life & Legacy-History

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim, blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974,Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 mill...
Trump’s Talk On Terror And Iraq Has Experts Worried About A Coming Backlash
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Trump’s Talk On Terror And Iraq Has Experts Worried About A Coming Backlash

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s comments about the state of the war on terror, along with the policies his administration is rolling out in his first week in office, have left longtime analysts alarmed over the possibility that the very groups he wants defeated will instead be further emboldened. “It’s not probably enough to dramatically expand their relatively minuscule base of support in the Muslim world, but for a group like [the Islamic State], they don’t have to mobilize 1,000 people,” J.M. Berger, fellow at the International Centre for Counter-terrorism in The Hague, Netherlands, and author of ISIS: The State of Terror, wrote in a Tuesday email. “If they mobilize an extra 10 so-called ‘lone wolf’ attackers in the course of a year, that’s a big deal for them.” Trump has lo...
Americans Photoshop Inauguration Pictures Of Trump & His Wife
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Americans Photoshop Inauguration Pictures Of Trump & His Wife

This is currently trending on different American social media. Lol, Americans have no chill whatsoever! Here are photoshopped images of Donald Trump, but with his tie just a little bit longer and Melania's collar just a little taller each time. We all know that the America's new first couple's fashion style was one of their prominent features on their inauguration day last Friday. Now see what Americans have done with their images...
Facebook User Blasts Nigerian Politicians After Trump Meets 20% Of Promises
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Facebook User Blasts Nigerian Politicians After Trump Meets 20% Of Promises

In as much as i am not a fan of the Donald, you have to give the man some credit. He swung into action immediately after his inauguration. He has already fulfilled almost 20% of his campaign promises; Pulling America out of its two biggest trade deals (NAFTA and TPP) , limit abortion funding overseas, freeze non-military federal hiring, A regulatory freeze of Obamacare and working with republicans and democrats alike for a replacement plan, He even met with business leaders today to talk about tax cuts for the middle class as well as re-emphasizing border taxes for companies thinking of exporting American jobs. Now let us go back to Nigeria, ordinary 7 point agenda has been on mannequin challenge for more than a decade. Vision 2020 nko? it was suspended indefinitely. No committee report...
Palestinians Warn Trump On Embassy
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Palestinians Warn Trump On Embassy

The Islamist Hamas movement has warned US President Donald Trump of the dangers of following through on his promise to move the US embassy to "occupied" Jerusalem. "The American administration is exceeding all red lines by moving its embassy," the group in charge of Gaza since 2007 said in a statement. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who has also repeatedly warned that such a move would be viewed as an "aggression," has asked Jordan for help in opening a direct line of communication with the Trump White House, Israel Radio reported on Monday. White House speaker Sean Spicer said on Sunday that the US administration was "at the very beginning stages of even discussing" relocating the embassy, according to the Haaretz newspaper. Spicer's comment came shortly before a "...
Trump’s Inauguration: Fayose Lacks Understanding Of International Politics – APC
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Trump’s Inauguration: Fayose Lacks Understanding Of International Politics – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has chided Governor Ayodele Fayose over comment on non-invitation of President Muhammadu Buhari to the weekend inauguration of President Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, describing the governor as a “reckless interloper and shameless busy-body” who trivialises issues and dabbles into matters he has no competence in order to present a larger-than-life image of himself. The party also warned the governor and Ekiti State Judiciary over alleged plot to manipulate the courts in all murder cases allegedly involving the governor, stressing that the party was monitoring all activities by the governor and other individuals to manipulate the cases in favour of the suspects to exonerate them in the murders of eminent Ekiti ...
Pentagon, Homeland Chiefs Sworn In
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Pentagon, Homeland Chiefs Sworn In

Vice President Mike Pence has sworn in President Donald Trump's nominees to run the Pentagon and the Homeland Security Department. Retired General James Mattis took the oath of office to be defense secretary. Retired General John Kelly took the oath to be homeland security secretary. They were sworn in during a hastily arranged ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where the vice president's suite of offices is located. Mattis has told military personnel and their families that his actions are aimed at making sure "our military is ready to fight today and in the future." Mattis said in a statement that he recognises that "no nation is secure without friends" and is pledging to "work with the State Department to strengthen" the nation's alliances. He say...
Trump Issues Warning To Aust, World
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Trump Issues Warning To Aust, World

Donald Trump has used his first speech as US president to issue a warning to Australia and other nations around the world that a new era has begun with his arrival in the White House. Old alliances, trade deals, relationships, no matter how strong, were put on notice. Trump told the crowd at his inauguration as the 45th president of the US in Washington DC on Friday that every decision he makes in his four-year term will be "America first". Speculation Trump would walk away from his inflammatory campaign promises and take a more statesman-like approach in the White House was shredded by a speech where he put Canberra and every other world capital on notice. "We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every h...
El Chapo To Appear In NY Court On Friday
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El Chapo To Appear In NY Court On Friday

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug trafficking, jailbreaks and murder. A US Justice Department spokesman said El Chapo, or Shorty was set to appear for an arraignment at the federal court in Brooklyn on Friday. Guzman, 59, arrived in a small jet at Long Island's MacArthur Airport after nightfall on Thursday from a prison in the city of Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua, where his Sinaloa cartel crushed the rival Juarez gang. A police convoy believed to be carrying the kingpin arrived at Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center, a maximum-security federal prison, with helicopters swooping overhead. A few hours earlier...
Obama Pens Farewell Letter To Americans
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Obama Pens Farewell Letter To Americans

It is a tradition for the sitting president to leave a letter to his successor in the Oval Office, but President Barack Obama took the time on his final full day in office to pen a letter to the American populace. "You made me a better President, and you made me a better man," it said. In the letter posted on Facebook, he wrote of meeting all types of citizens during his eight years in office, showing him grace, community, strength, and more. "I've seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I've seen our future unfolding," he wrote. The president doubled down on the message he's been pushing of citizen participation in the last few weeks. He says the American people should "throw o...
Despite ‘Famous’ Friendship, Trump Team Hasn’t Asked Kanye To Perform
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Despite ‘Famous’ Friendship, Trump Team Hasn’t Asked Kanye To Perform

Tom Barrack, President-elect Donald Trump's longtime friend and the chair of his Presidential Inaugural Committee, said that the team has not asked rapper Kanye West to perform at the inauguration -- despite having had a high-profile meeting with Trump last month. "We haven't asked him, Erin Burnett on "OutFront." "He considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it's not the venue. The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it's perfect, it's going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy but we just haven't asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda." Last month, sources told the transition team was struggling to book big names for the inauguration. Boris Epshteyn, an inaugural committee spokesman, also noted the lack of A-lister...
Trump Threat Hits German Auto Shares
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Trump Threat Hits German Auto Shares

Shares in German car makers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have fallen after US president-elect Donald Trump warned he would impose a border tax of 35 per cent on vehicles imported from abroad to the American market. All three car makers have invested heavily in factories in Mexico, where production costs are lower than the US, with an eye to exporting smaller vehicles to the American market. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, published on Monday, Trump sharply criticised the German car makers for failing to produce more cars on US soil. "If you want to build cars in the world, then I wish you all the best. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax," Trump said in remarks that were translated into Ger...
Ringling Bros Circus Ends After 146 Years
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Ringling Bros Circus Ends After 146 Years

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on The Greatest Show on Earth, with the owner of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus announcing the Big Top will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise. "There isn't any one thing," said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. "This has been a very difficult decision for me and for the entire family." The company broke the news to circus employees on Saturday night after shows in Orlando and Miami. Ringling Bros has two touring circuses this season and will p...
Cafe Attack Suspect Arrested In Bangladesh
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Cafe Attack Suspect Arrested In Bangladesh

Bangladesh police say they've arrested one of the men behind a militant attack on a Dhaka cafe last year that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners. Jahangir Alam was detained late on Friday during a raid in Tangail, about 100km northwest of the capital, the head of the counter-terrorism police, Monirul Islam, told reporters. "He was one of the masterminds," Islam said. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the July 1 assault, when gunmen charged into the cafe in the diplomatic quarter. Nine Italians, seven Japanese, an American and an Indian were among the dead. Bangladeshi authorities say they suspect the involvement of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an outlawed domestic group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State. Islam said the arrested man had ...
Three Scientists Win Crafoord Prize
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Three Scientists Win Crafoord Prize

A Japanese and two American scientists have been awarded the 2017 Crafoord Prize for fundamental discoveries in immune regulation. The prize committee says Shimon Sakaguchi of Osaka University, Fred Ramsdell from the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco, and Alexander Rudensky of the New-York-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center share the 6 million Swedish krona ($A878,658) award. They were cited "for their discoveries relating to regulatory T cells, which counteract harmful immune reactions in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases". The prize is awarded in one discipline each year - this time in Polyarthritis. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences gives it annually to honour achievements not always covered by its more famous Nobel Prizes. ...
South China Sea Island-Building Must Stop
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South China Sea Island-Building Must Stop

The United States must send a clear signal to China that its island-building in the contested South China Sea must stop and that its access to those islands will not be allowed, says US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state. In comments certain to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China's building of islands and putting military assets on those islands was "akin to Russia's taking Crimea". Asked whether he supported a more aggressive posture toward China, he said: "We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed." The former Exxon Mobil Corp chairman and chief ...
‘Putin Is Not America’s Ally’: European Ex-Leaders Beg Trump To Stand Up To Russia
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‘Putin Is Not America’s Ally’: European Ex-Leaders Beg Trump To Stand Up To Russia

Ex-leaders, politicians and pro-democracy advocates from across Central and Eastern Europe have implored U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to stand behind Ukraine in its struggle against Russia's annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. "Vladimir Putin is not America's ally," 17 current and former heads of state and foreign ministers wrote in an open letter to Trump dated Monday. "Neither is he a trustworthy international partner." The Obama administration issued a new round of sanctions last month targeting Russian officials and businesses connected to the Crimean takeover and support for separatists. Because those and earlier sanctions were issued by executive order, Trump could choose to revoke them when he takes office next week. Related: Trump on R...
Taliban Show Video Of Australian Hostage
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Taliban Show Video Of Australian Hostage

THE Afghan Taliban has released a video showing an Australian hostage pleading with the US government to negotiate with his captors and saying that unless a prisoner exchange was agreed, he would be killed. Timothy Weekes, an Australian teacher at the American University in Kabul and his American colleague Kevin King were seized near the campus in August. “I don’t want to die here, not alone, not here. Please speak for me now, speak to the American government, and please, please help me secure my release,” a tearful Weekes said in the video. Taliban video The video, which Weekes said was made on New Year’s Day, showed the two men, both bearded, asking their families to put pressure on the US government to help secure their release. Weekes said “they look after us here and they treat...
Kylie Jenner & Christina Aguilera Share a Kiss – Video & Pictures
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Kylie Jenner & Christina Aguilera Share a Kiss – Video & Pictures

Kylie Kristen Jenner is an American reality television personality, socialite, designer and model. She is best known for appearing on the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania. Watch Video below: Watch Video below:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMHjTZQA0fw
Kylie Jenner Plays With Her Niece, Dream Kardashian – Video
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Kylie Jenner Plays With Her Niece, Dream Kardashian – Video

Kylie Kristen Jenner is an American reality television personality, socialite, designer and model. She is best known for appearing on the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kylie Jenner was seen holding her niece Dream Kardashian in a new video. Watch video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn42vMjkoF0
“They both have an insatiable taste for beautiful women” Ben Bruce Compares Obasanjo To Trump
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“They both have an insatiable taste for beautiful women” Ben Bruce Compares Obasanjo To Trump

On the morning of Saturday the 20th of February, 2016, I was having breakfast at Eko Hotel with a friend of mine, Reno Omokri and one of the top Democratic Party strategists in the US and an argument ensued. Omokri said Trump would go all the way while the American said he was not going anywhere. I joined the conversation by saying that Trump is a phenomenon and no one knew how far he could go. Today, I sit here writing this piece pleasantly stunned that what the mainstream media, what the establishment and what the powers that be said could never happen has happened due to this phenomenal man’s belief in himself when others did not believe in him. I have met Donald Trump one on one before and what I clearly remember about him is that he is a White and younger version of former Presiden...
Go Out And Vote Or We Will Be Waiting At The Airport – Ali Baba to Nigerians in The USA
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Go Out And Vote Or We Will Be Waiting At The Airport – Ali Baba to Nigerians in The USA

Ace Comedian, Ali Baba has advised Nigerians with blue passports in the US to go out and vote today. "If you are a Nigerian and you have a blue passport, get up and go out there and vote. And make sure it counts. If you fail we will be waiting at The airport, to receive many like you who went to The USA ??... and are waiting to get their blue passports too"
Nigerians Call Out American Actor & Singer Tyrese Gibson Over Zuckerberg’s Post
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Nigerians Call Out American Actor & Singer Tyrese Gibson Over Zuckerberg’s Post

Tyrese Gibson is the latest celebrity to be reminded that Africa isn't a homogenous entity but rather a diverse continent of more than 50 countries. The American singer and actor, yesterday wrote a post about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 'popping into Africa' where he hung out, jogged & connected with the amazing 'people of Africa'. However, some Nigerians, including Nollywood actress Chioma Akpota, didn't take lightly the fact that he used the word Africa instead of Nigeria. Following the criticisms and bashing, he edited his post and added Nigeria.
Semi-Naked White Woman Launches Racist Rant on Group of Black Teens
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Semi-Naked White Woman Launches Racist Rant on Group of Black Teens

This is the shocking moment a semi-naked mum fell out her bikini and launched a vile racist chant at a group of black teenagers while she is being filmed by the victims of the verbal assault in the presence of her daughter. The video, first filmed in March in Tallahassee, Florida, but released this week shows the woman ranting on a number of topics, from drug use to Martin Luther King, wearing a polka dot bikini while her daughter begs her to stop. She yells at the group: "You should have stayed in Africa.You can go back there if you want. And take your last names with you." The girl filming can be heard saying to her friends not to respond to the woman so they don't bring themselves down to the woman's level. Her statement further infuriates the woman. Spitting and slurring she...

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