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I hate to be called a goal poacher – Lukaku
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I hate to be called a goal poacher – Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said he hates to be called a “goal poacher”. The Belgium international thinks he is at his best when facing opponents. Lukaku has scored 255 times in club football and 67 goals for his country. But the 28-year-old is eager to point out that he is about much more than hitting the back of the net. He told UEFA’s official website: “The way I’m built – I’m quite big – everybody thinks I’m a sort of target man: just holding up the ball and being a goal poacher. But I’ve never played that way and I hate it. “My biggest strength is that I’m dangerous when I’m facing towards the goal, because that’s when I rarely make wrong choices. “After I pass the ball, I know where I have to position myself in the box. I can do a bit of everything and i...
Twitter ban: Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – Twitter Spokesperson
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Twitter ban: Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – Twitter Spokesperson

Social media giant, Twitter has said that its discussion with the Nigerian government on restoration of its services in the country have been respectful and productive. A Twitter spokesperson in a statement made available to Peoples Gazette on Monday evening as the controversial ban hits 100 days, said they will continue to engage with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked and ways to resolve the matter. The statement read; “Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive – we look forward to seeing the service restored very soon. “We continue to engage with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked and ways to resolve the matter. We are committed to charting a path forward to the restoration of Twit...
Twitter ban to be lifted soon – Lai Mohammed
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Twitter ban to be lifted soon – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the ban on microblogging site, Twitter, will be lifted soon. Mohammed disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the First Lady’s Conference room, Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Lai Mohammed, the engagements with the team from Twitter have been productive, and that they have agreed to open an office in Nigeria. “The end for amicable resolution is very much in sight. We appreciate the patience of Nigerians. I want to assure you that we have made very tremendous progress. We have met with Twitter both physically and in writing. We are actually almost there. The engagement has been ex...
Tuchel explains how Lukaku will help USMNT star Pulisic as Chelsea close on £98m striker
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Tuchel explains how Lukaku will help USMNT star Pulisic as Chelsea close on £98m striker

The Blues are set to bring a proven frontman back to Stamford Bridge, with his qualities fitting the "profile" sought by the club's manager Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been explaining how Romelu Lukaku fits the "profile" at Stamford Bridge and why the striker's seemingly imminent arrival will help to bring the best out of Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Goal can confirm that the Premier League heavyweights have a £98 million ($136m) agreement in place that will see the Belgium international return to English football after two productive seasons with Inter. The former Everton and Manchester United star, who failed to make an impact during a previous spell in west London between 2011 and 2014, has been identified as the number nine to get Chelsea firing as a coll...
Bruce informs Arsenal of Willock transfer plan and rules out Newcastle exit for Saint-Maximin
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Bruce informs Arsenal of Willock transfer plan and rules out Newcastle exit for Saint-Maximin

The Magpies boss, who is also waiting on discussions regarding his own future, is hoping for a productive summer at St James' Park Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says a permanent deal for Joe Willock will be discussed this summer, while suitors of Allan Saint-Maximin have been warned that the winger is not for sale. The Magpies are in a position where they can start planning for next season after hitting form at the right time and dragging themselves clear of the relegation zone. Willock, who has hit five goals through 11 appearances during a productive loan spell at St James' Park, is among those to have sparked a resurgence and Bruce is eager to see the 21-year-old midfielder remain on Tyneside.
Lingard told he can become a ‘God’ like Di Canio at West Ham as Noble airs transfer hope
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Lingard told he can become a ‘God’ like Di Canio at West Ham as Noble airs transfer hope

The England international has been enjoying a productive loan spell in the East End from West Ham, with a permanent deal being mooted Mark Noble is hoping to see Jesse Lingard remain at West Ham beyond the end of his loan spell from Manchester United, with the England international told he can join Paolo Di Canio in securing "God" status with the Hammers. The 28-year-old playmaker has been endearing himself to the East End natives with his efforts since arriving in London, with nine goals and three assists recorded across 12 appearances. There is no purchase option in his current deal, but Noble is eager to see David Moyes explore the option of keeping a rejuvenated performer in his current surroundings.
‘Who wouldn’t want to play for Bayern?’ – Hakimi’s agent responds to talk of move from Inter to Munich
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‘Who wouldn’t want to play for Bayern?’ – Hakimi’s agent responds to talk of move from Inter to Munich

  The highly-rated defender has seen a switch away from the Serie A champions mooted heading towards the summer transfer window Achraf Hakimi's agent is ruling nothing out heading towards the summer transfer window, with Alejandro Camano responding to talk of potential interest in the Inter defender from Germany by saying: "Who wouldn't want to play for Bayern Munich?" The highly-rated Morocco international is approaching the end of a productive debut campaign at San Siro, with a Serie A title triumph already safely wrapped up. Financial struggles in Milan are, however, sparking talk of prized assets being offloaded in the next window, with Hakimi among those to have seen their future called into question.  
Elliott tells Liverpool he’s ‘100 per cent’ ready for first team after productive Blackburn loan
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Elliott tells Liverpool he’s ‘100 per cent’ ready for first team after productive Blackburn loan

Harvey Elliott is "100 per cent confident" that he can earn a regular role at Liverpool next season, with the talented 18-year-old proving in a loan spell at Blackburn that he is ready to shine for his parent club. The classy playmaker, who took 26th spot on Goal's 2021 NXGN list, was allowed to leave Anfield in October 2020 as Jurgen Klopp sought to get important minutes into the hottest of prospects. Elliott has starred during a stint in the Championship, earning an EFL Young Player of the Year nomination, and believes he is now capable of adding to the nine competitive appearances that have already been taken in with Liverpool.
Youths Attack Delta local Council Chairman, cart away rifles
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Youths Attack Delta local Council Chairman, cart away rifles

The Chairman of Ethiope West council area of Delta State, Oghenedoro Owoso was on Tuesday May 4 attacked by some youths in Mosogar. The Nation reported that the council chairman was trying to pacify the youths who were protesting an eight-year blackout in the community when things took a different turn. A policeman attached to Owoso was injured during the attack, as the youths took away his rifle and another one belonging to a second security aide. The chairman has reportedly called for dialogue, saying that violence is counter-productive. Owoso also said some suspects have been arrested over the missing rifles.
Kim Kardashian “Disturbed” by Caitlyn Jenner’s Controversial Tweets on Prison Reform
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Kim Kardashian “Disturbed” by Caitlyn Jenner’s Controversial Tweets on Prison Reform

Kim Kardashian is said to be "disturbed" by Caitlyn Jenner's controversial tweets on prison reform. Kim, who has been arguing for years for prisoners to be given better rehabilitation to enable them to become productive members of society if and when they are released, was troubled with Caitlyn's opposing tweets. Stepdad Caitlyn clearly doesn't share Kim's views and took to Twitter this week to write: "Gavin’s District Attorneys across California are releasing dangerous criminals back on to our streets. Enough is enough. #RecallGavin" This was Caitlyn's response to a story about a baby who was killed by a man allegedly arrested and released twice this year for domestic violence. According to TMZ, Kim isn't happy about the tweets and has had words with Caitlyn about them.
Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered
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Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered

Music mogul, JAY-Z, has revealed how he has been living with his family and staying productive during quarantine. Over the first few months of 2021, Jay-Z has launched his own cannabis brand, sold half of his champagne brand Armand de Brignac to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and sold a majority ownership stake in TIDAL to Square, Inc. In a rare interview with The Sunday Times to promote his partnership with Puma as creative director, Jay-Z, 51, discussed his life in lockdown with Beyoncé and their three children. “In the beginning it was time for everyone to sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together, and take this time to learn more about each other,” says JAY-Z. “And then, as it wore on, it’s like, ‘OK, all right, what is the new nor...
I Don’t Believe to be Successful, You have to Wake up 5am Daily- lawmaker Akin Alabi Writes
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I Don’t Believe to be Successful, You have to Wake up 5am Daily- lawmaker Akin Alabi Writes

Lawmaker, Akin Alabi says he doesn't believe that to be successful, one has to wake up by 5am daily. The lawmaker who is also an author shared this thought on his Twitter handle. He averred that while it is okay to wake up early, what is most important is to have a productive day. Read his post as shared on his handles below   Except I must resume at job, catch an early morning flight or be in a meeting that would change my life, I never get up early, even when I was broke. I’m not a morning person and I don’t believe you have to wake up early everyday to be successful.
Morata set for Juventus medical ahead of loan return with €45m option to buy from Atletico Madrid
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Morata set for Juventus medical ahead of loan return with €45m option to buy from Atletico Madrid

The 27-year-old enjoyed two productive seasons in Turin and is now set to join former team-mate Andrea Pirlo's rebuild at the club Alvaro Morata is on the verge of completing a return to Juventus from Atletico Madrid, sources have confirmed to Goal. The 27-year-old, who played for Juve from 2014-16, should undergo a medical on Tuesday ahead of an initial loan move. Juventus are set to pay a loan fee of €9 million (£8m/$11m), with an option to buy for €45m (£41m/$53m).
Actor Adedimeji Lateef Slams Followers who told him There’s a ‘Spiritual Implication for Playing a Female Character’
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Actor Adedimeji Lateef Slams Followers who told him There’s a ‘Spiritual Implication for Playing a Female Character’

Nollywood actor Adedimeji Lateef was dragged into an Instagram exchange with followers who had an issue with him playing a female character in a video he shared on Instagram. While one of his followers questioned his sexuality, the other alleged that there is a 'spiritual implication for playing a female character'. Lateef however fired back by telling them to do something productive with their time. See the exchange below;  
Mourinho targets fourth Premier League title as Tottenham boss admits: I miss football
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Mourinho targets fourth Premier League title as Tottenham boss admits: I miss football

The Portuguese hopes to add another English top-flight crown to his collection, having previously guided Chelsea to three successes over two spells Jose Mourinho is determined to add a fourth Premier League title to his collection before walking away from management, with the Portuguese currently overseeing events at Tottenham. Spurs are the third English club to have handed their reins to a proven winner at the very highest level. Two productive stints at Chelsea delivered league and cup triumphs aplenty, while three pieces of silverware were secured during a spell with Manchester United.
‘Leader’ Lampard was always going to make a top coach at Chelsea, says Hudson-Odoi
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‘Leader’ Lampard was always going to make a top coach at Chelsea, says Hudson-Odoi

The Blues winger says he hopes learning from a Stamford Bridge legend will help him forge a similar career path Callum Hudson-Odoi says he knew Frank Lampard would make a good manager because of his leadership qualities as a player. The 19-year-old winger had been enjoying a productive spell under Lampard since the New Year, starting four Premier League games in a row before being ruled out with a hamstring injury. Despite an inconsistent season peppered with fitness issues, Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed the experience of being coached by a Blues icon. “I always thought to myself that he would be a good manager because of the way he used to lead on the pitch when he was playing,” Hudson-Odoi told Chelsea’s official website. “You could tell that he demanded a lot from the players he was...
Actress Bukunmi Oluwashina Opens up on Being a Lesbian
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Actress Bukunmi Oluwashina Opens up on Being a Lesbian

Fast rising movie producer and established actress Bukunmi Oluwashina has finally opened up on the insinuations most of her fans hold on her being a lesbian. Taking to her social media page, the actress stated that the fact the she dresses like a Tomboy does not mean that she is a lesbian. She then further stated that she has more male friends than females. She said; “Tom boy does not mean you are a lesbian, as a matter of fact, I don’t get to keep girlfriends (Female friends) closer like I do keep my boy friends. The closest people around me are all guys, plenty. And all we do is to discuss business not prick (Laughs). Productive conversation is the only thing that can get me addicted to someone. I’m not that romantic like people think. I’m a freaking int...
Tomota Jos Farming and Processing Limited  to Site Processing Plant in Kaduna
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Tomota Jos Farming and Processing Limited to Site Processing Plant in Kaduna

Two years after relocating to Kaduna State, Tomato Jos Farming and Processing Limited has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its tomato processing facility. The processing facility will be situated on 500 hectares of land leased from the Kaduna State Government, with a potential tomato cultivation area of 400 hectares. The company said in a statement on Monday that it chose Kaduna because it is “investor-friendly and productive destination.” “The company is now on a mission to significantly contribute to Nigeria’s food sufficiency, job creation and local capacity development with a $5 million investment in a tomato processing facility, which at scale will produce 10% of the tomato paste consumed in Nigeria under the Tomato Jos brand,” the company said. Established in 2014, ...
Liverpool Told to Sign Christian Eriksen
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Liverpool Told to Sign Christian Eriksen

Former Liverpool striker, Dean Saunders has urged the Reds to sign Tottenham Hotspur playmaker, Christian Eriksen. Eriksen’s current deal at Spurs will expire at the end of the season. The Denmark international has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Inter Milan in the past few weeks. But Saunders believes Eriksen will perfectly fit in Jurgen Klopp’s squad after his brilliant display in Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday. “They (Liverpool) could spend it maybe… I think Eriksen could slot into Liverpool’s team,” Saunders told talkSPORT. “That type of player who will make their midfield a bit more productive.”
Rashford Grabs Brace as Man Utd Crush Norwich
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Rashford Grabs Brace as Man Utd Crush Norwich

Marcus Rashford marked his 200th appearance for Manchester United with two goals that restored some much-needed confidence in a 4-0 Premier League victory over bottom side Norwich. Anthony Martial and impressive teenager Mason Greenwood were also on the mark as Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s team maintained their hopes of qualifying for next seasons Champions League. Not for the first time this season, it was Rashford, who has now scored 19 times in his past 23 games for United and England, who was his team’s key performer. Rashford struck in the 27th minute after largely unrelenting United pressure with an instinctive finish, although the goal owed everything to a fantastic assist from Juan Mata. The Spanish playmaker received a long pass from Victor Lindelof and, after Todd Cantw...
Loftus-Cheek pens new five-year, £120k-a-week contract at Chelsea
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Loftus-Cheek pens new five-year, £120k-a-week contract at Chelsea

The England international midfielder has committed to lucrative terms with the Blues that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until at least 2024 Ruben Loftus-Cheek has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea worth £120,000-a-week. The 23-year-old is a product of a productive academy system at Stamford Bridge. He was denied the regular opportunities he craved upon stepping up into the senior ranks, leading to him spending 2017-18 on loan at Crystal Palace.
CBN, BoI mull financing window for Edo Creative Hub
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CBN, BoI mull financing window for Edo Creative Hub

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BoI) have disclosed plans to partner with the Edo State Government to ease access to finance to creators at the Edo Creative Hub, an initiative of the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki to rejig the state’s entertainment industry. The finance windows are expected to come from the programmes extended to the entertainment industry in an effort to diversify the Nigerian economy. Senior Special Assistant to the Edo State Governor on Investment Promotion, Mr Kelvin Uwaibi, who said this in a chat with journalists, said the opportunity came in the wake of the Stakeholders Meeting with actors in Nigerian’s entertainment industry held in Benin City. The stakeholders meeting was organised by EdoJobs, Edo State Investment Promotion...
Manchester United Make €40million Bid for Dembele
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Manchester United Make €40million Bid for Dembele

Manchester United have made an offer in excess of €40million for Lyon striker, Moussa Dembele, Goal reports. Dembele enjoyed a productive first season with the Ligue 1 side, scoring 23 goals in all competitions, since his move from Celtic. United have been following the player since his youth days at Paris Saint-Germain, with club ambassador Eric Cantona having endorsed the move for his fellow Frenchman. Dembele is contracted to Lyon until 2021, meaning the Ligue 1 side who secured Champions League football for next season, are in a strong position in negotiations. It remains to be seen how attracted the 22-year-old is to a move to Old Trafford, with Europa League football on offer.
No nation can grow with election rigging – Peter Obi
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No nation can grow with election rigging – Peter Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has said that no nation can grow nation can grow with election rigging. In a statement Sunday by his media office, Obi described election rigging as the worst form of vices, as he decried the “rigging” recorded in the 2019 general elections. The former Anambra State Governor said that the process through which people come into office is far more important than what they do thereafter, adding that the process forms the basis of their integrity. According to him, election rigging is the root of corruption, as it goes to impact negatively on the political and economic growth of the country. The PDP vice presidential candidate noted that the “fraud” th...
#Nigeria@58: APC Committed To Deepening Democracy
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#Nigeria@58: APC Committed To Deepening Democracy

The All Progressives Congress APC has expressed greater commitment to deepening Nigeria’s democracy, saying at 58, Nigeria’s journey as a country after independence has been an interesting and intriguing one with its ups and downs. Pesident Buhari signs the guest book alongside L-R: Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Abayomi Olanishakin, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Minister of Defence Dan Ali Monsur, Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral IE Ibas, FCT Minister Musa Bello and VP Yemi Osinbajo during the 58th Independence Day Celebration at Eagle’s Square Abuja on 1st Oct 2018 Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena in a statement Monday in Abuja recalled how Nigeria has had to overcome national stresses such as the civil war, military incursions in...
Nigeria’s Economy Excites Global Investors, Says Udoma
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Nigeria’s Economy Excites Global Investors, Says Udoma

Key foreign investors, who met at various meetings with the Nigerian government delegation to the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York during the week, have expressed interest in scaling up investment in Nigeria. A press statement by the Ministry of National Planning and Budget signed by the Media Adviser to the Minister, James Akpandem said at the Investors Roundtable held under the auspices of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), the investors maintained that Nigeria remains the best investment destination in Africa with enormous natural and human resources,. They investors, the statement added, observed that “Nigeria’s current government continues to show a commitment to creating a conducive business environment in the country. According to t...
Strike : Workers, Business Community Disagree With Labour, Demand Services
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Strike : Workers, Business Community Disagree With Labour, Demand Services

Civil servants, the business community and parents in Damaturu, Yobe, on Thursday condemned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) warning strike which began on Thursday, describing it as grossly unnecessary and counter productive. Labour A cross section of the respondents, who spoke, noted that schools and other public institutions in the state were still providing services in spite of the directive by the NLC for workers to embark on warning strike. Abdullahi Musa, a civil servant, said: “Time has come for the trade unions to be decentralised for every state to face its peculiar problems, to avoid holding the country to ransom of unnecessary strike. “Some state and local government workers have not been paid salaries for several months, NLC has never intervened but they drag ever...
Quit Stealing Oil, Navy Warns
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Quit Stealing Oil, Navy Warns

Nigerian Navy has enjoined oil thieves to quit the illicit act, saying anyone caught will be made to face the full weight of the law. Commissioning of new gunboats of the Nigerian Navy Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Saidu Garba, who spoke in Warri, Delta State, yesterday, said: “We are advising them (oil thieves) to engage in productive legal ventures that will enable them make clean money and live peacefully. “As you know, crude oil theft and other such criminal activities have reduced as a result of a number of measures put in place, one of which is the permanent operation at sea, which is called Operation Tsare-Teku. “The second one is the swamp bogey operation; we go around demolishing illegal infrastructure put in place for oil production. ...
Ambode Promises To Release Vehicles For Nigerian Prisons By September
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Ambode Promises To Release Vehicles For Nigerian Prisons By September

Governor Ambode Donates Vehicles For Nigeria Prisons Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has donated vehicles and other equipment to the Nigerian Prison Services in Lagos. The vehicles donated include, five Toyota Hilux, five Green Maria and one ambulance, assuring that the vehicles would be delivered by September. Governor Ambode, who made the the promise of the donation yesterday, had received a delegation from the Nigeria Prison Services, Lagos Command, led by the Controller, Mr. Tunde Ladipo, at his residence in Epe, said the donation was his administration’s contribution to make the prisons more conducive. In his words, “I am very concerned about congestion of prisons in the state. For a state like Lagos, where development is ongoing, it is bound to attract people fr...
The Lady Pictured With Peter Okoye In A Hotel In Owerri Reacts, Blasts Bloggers
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The Lady Pictured With Peter Okoye In A Hotel In Owerri Reacts, Blasts Bloggers

Jessica Nwachukwa, the lady whose Photos with Peter Okoye went viral has reacted. I hv tried to ignore all this Attention seekin blogs And the way they have tried twisting up the pictures i took with peter of psquare. .some jobless blogs and Individuals hv decided to turn it into something else Sayin all kinds of trash bout a picture that was taken Without any bad motive. I and Peter are just friends N nothing more..and he isn't complaining bout the pictures..so u all shuld look for something more Productive and worthy to do with ur time than trying to make something out of nothing. . N stop tarnishing someone's image...***( just to clear some Assholes)***

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