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Las Vegas Residents Stand In Long Queues To Donate Blood And Help Victims Of The Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History
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Las Vegas Residents Stand In Long Queues To Donate Blood And Help Victims Of The Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History

These photos show hundreds of Las Vegas residents and visitors out in full force donating blood for victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman had asked residents for blood donations during a news conference after Sunday's attack at an outdoor Jason Aldean concert. The masacre left 59 people dead and over 500 others injured. According to the City of Las Vegas, Blood banks have been set up at 6930 West Charleston Boulevard and 601 Whitney Ranch Drive accepting donations.
Aftermath Of Mexico Earthquake That Left 217 People Dead
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Aftermath Of Mexico Earthquake That Left 217 People Dead

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, leaving at least 217 people dead, some buildings in rubble and some 20 million residents of Mexico city in terror. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster like this, exact figures of damages and fatalities are hard to come by. Here are some of the early images coming out of Mexico of the people and places affected by the quake.
6 Killed, Many Injured As Cultists Clash In Lagos Island
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6 Killed, Many Injured As Cultists Clash In Lagos Island

No fewer than six persons were, yesterday, confirmed dead with several others injured in a cult war in Lagos. An eye witness said the six persons were killed when a notorious cult leader, armed with a sophisticated rifle, led his gang in a clash with youths at Okepopo and Onola area, on the Island, who were armed with Dane guns. The eyewitness claimed that the cult leader had vowed to take revenge on three of his gang members from Okepopo, who were lynched by Onola boys earlier this year. The source said: “To make his plan successful, he bought a new gun and has been looking for an opportunity to execute his mission. He succeeded during the 155th year celebration of Epetedo’s existence. “He and his gang, during the occasion, pursued Onola boys, who left the area at about 3.30a....
Robbery Suspect Escapes From Police Cell In Akwa Ibom
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Robbery Suspect Escapes From Police Cell In Akwa Ibom

A member of a notorious robbery gang, identified simply as Frank, has escaped from police custody. Frank was reportedly arrested during a robbery at St. Patrick Quasi Catholic Parish, Obio Ndot, in the Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He was said to have been beaten and later handed over to the Ikot Uboh Police Post, under the Oruk Anam Police Division, last Tuesday. Frank was said to have escaped from the police cell on Friday through the roof. Our correspondent gathered that the suspect’s gang had been terrorising Oruk Anam and its environs for months. Residents of Obio Ndot village said on Monday that St. Patrick Quasi Catholic Parish, three weeks ago, was attacked by the same robbery gang, who made away with the money realised during the harvest servic...
Katsina Residents Travel For An Hour To Access Health Facilities – Commissioner
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Katsina Residents Travel For An Hour To Access Health Facilities – Commissioner

The Katsina State Commissioner for health, Mrs Mariatu Bala Usman has disclosed that people travel for an hour to access health facilities in the state. She gave this disclosure at an interactive meeting with the Senate Committee on Foreign Loans and Local debts in Abuja, saying that the situation had led to 180 child mortality rate every month. She noted that past administrations did not do well across the state, a situation she explained, led to the collapsed of health care system. “We have 24 local governments in Katsina state and past administrations did not judiciously apply part of loans they borrowed in the health care sector”, she said. Katsina state Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Mukhtar Abdulkadir, told the Committee that part of the World Bank loan of 110 million d...
Residents Stranded As Flood Sacks Asaba
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Residents Stranded As Flood Sacks Asaba

A six-hour downpour on Saturday led to a severe flooding in Asaba, Delta State, leaving in its trail damaged property and stranded commuters. It was gathered that major roads, such as Okpanam, Nnebisi, Direct Labour, DBS and Inter-Bua roundabouts, were flooded, causing commercial activities to grind to a halt in the city. The flooding also affected the premises of the Delta Broadcasting Service, buildings housing government agencies, the state police command headquarters and some banks. Several business centres, schools and private residences were ravaged by the flood. Speaking on the flooding, the Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, said residents must exercise caution, whether they were driving or walking on the road, in order to avoid any tragic incident due to downp...
Ishaku Pledges Maximum Security For Taraba Residents
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Ishaku Pledges Maximum Security For Taraba Residents

Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku, has, for the umpteenth time, reaffirmed his readiness to protect the citizens and properties, saying he values every life. According to him, as father to all, he does not discriminate, adding that his philosophy remains that every soul matters irrespective of status, religious, ethnic or political affiliations. The governor maintained that the death of anyone was injurious to him. He noted: “Perhaps, I am the only one who knows how deeply hurt I feel when I hear of the death of any Taraba citizen due to crisis or any other reasons.” Ishaku, who spoke at a dinner with select editors in Abuja, stated: Above all, Taraba people look up to me for the preservation of their lives and properties. If I fail to protect them, then I have really failed. ...
APC Seeks Lagos Residents’ Votes In Council Polls
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APC Seeks Lagos Residents’ Votes In Council Polls

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday urged the state residents to appreciate Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s transformation agenda by voting for the party on Saturday. The Chairman of APC in Lagos State, Dr Henry Ajomale, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the party would continue to improve the lives of the citizens. The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) will on Saturday conduct chairmanship and councillorship election in the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state. LASIEC has fixed run-off election for July 29. Ajomale said: “I urge the residents to come out en masse on Saturday and vote for APC. “They have seen the good works Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode is doing. This election...
Kano Government Tasks Residents On Sanitation Culture
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Kano Government Tasks Residents On Sanitation Culture

The Kano State Government has urged residents of the state to maintain a good sanitation culture with or without close monitoring from authorities. The Commissioner for Environment, Dr Ali Makoda, gave the charge shortly after inspecting the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in Kano on Saturday. The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Sagir Wali, expressed dismay over non-compliance attitude from some motorists in the city. “As Muslims, the people of the state are expected to develop the environment culture even without restriction. “I want to commend many residents who complied with the exercise despite tight schedules ahead of the Eid-el-fitir celebration,’’ he said. The government did not convict offenders who failed to comply with the m...
Enugu Govt Urges Residents To Donate Blood
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Enugu Govt Urges Residents To Donate Blood

The Enugu State Government, on Wednesday, appealed to residents of the state to donate blood in order to ensure the success of its free maternal and child health programme. Dr Okechukwu Ossai, the state Director, Public Health, said in an interview, in Enugu, that availability of blood was critical to maternal care especially during delivery. Ossai also said adequate blood was needed for emergency cases, especially in case of traffic accidents as the state was a major transit hub for passengers from across the country. “We are going to sensitise members of the National Youth Service Corps and other youth organisations for them to see the need to donate blood and play their role in supporting the health system,’’ he said. The director said that the government had provided good s...
Nigerian Man Beats His Wife Mercilessly In Public As Residents Watch Him
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Nigerian Man Beats His Wife Mercilessly In Public As Residents Watch Him

A Nigerian man reportedly identified as 'Pastor Williams' is trending on social media after a video which caught him beating up his wife emerged. In the video, the so-called Pastor is seen ignoring pleas from residents who watched as he battered his wife.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj3BIQoQK5A
Drunk Security Officer Rolls On The Ground, Gets Humiliated By Residents
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Drunk Security Officer Rolls On The Ground, Gets Humiliated By Residents

This is very shameful. Imagine, a person who has been assigned to take care of others -can't even take properly care of himself. A security officer became a laughing stock after getting himself drunk while on duty.. The security officer was so drunk that he couldn't even stand on his feet as residents humiliated him by pouring him buckets of water to bring him back to his senses... Rather than being ashamed of himself, he cursed the residents shouting "Woe unto you".... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r441hXwBWo
Cultist Shot During Bloody Clash In Delta Begs Residents To Save His Life
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Cultist Shot During Bloody Clash In Delta Begs Residents To Save His Life

A cultist identified as Precious Stanley was caught during a bloody clash with rival gang in Sapele area of Delta state. The fight between Eiye Confraternity and Vikings confraternity has been rocking the region for days with many victims recorded.. According to Sapele Oghenek, this young man was apprehended after being spotted on the ground at Urban Area with gun shot wound after clashing with rival cult as he pleaded with residents to help him so he won't bleed to death. When he was questioned, he reportedly revealed that he belongs to Eiye Confraternity.. He was immediately arrested and taken to a police station.
Pastor Chucks Ogene Of Glory Chapel Escapes Assassination
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Pastor Chucks Ogene Of Glory Chapel Escapes Assassination

The pastor in charge of Glory Chapel in Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa, Lagos, Chucks Ogene, has escaped assassination attempt on Thursday morning, The Nation reports. The pastor was attacked with a knife at home by a man who claimed he was sent to kill the pastor. It was further revealed that the pastor wrestled with his alleged attacker for over 20 minutes and sustained injuries on his shoulder, palm and back. He was later rescued by residents as he was left almost dead in front of his step -mother’s eatery by the assailants. According to reports, the attacker, who was later identified as a resident of Jakande Estate, entered the pastor’s apartment through the window. He reportedly hid in the pastor’s children’s room, but was unfortunate as Ogene, who went out to turn off the pumpin...
“The Choice”: 40 Brides Take Over The Streets Of Owerri, Imo State
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“The Choice”: 40 Brides Take Over The Streets Of Owerri, Imo State

Residents were surprised and confused to see over 40 brides walking on the road in their wedding gowns this afternoon in Owerri, Imo state. It was later discovered that the ladies were posing for a photo-shoot for an upcoming movie 'The Choice'. It was further revealed that authorities shut down the First Inland Road for the photo-shoot. See photos below;
Sapele Residents Protest Over Lack Of Power Supply By BEDC
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Sapele Residents Protest Over Lack Of Power Supply By BEDC

Residents of Sapele today took to the streets to stage a protest over lack of light(darkness) and evil activities of BEDC.Despite being warned by the army not to block the roads,the protesters stormed the streets and blocked some of the roads in Sapele. See photos below
Displaced Otobo Gbame Residents Protest At High Court In Lagos
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Displaced Otobo Gbame Residents Protest At High Court In Lagos

The displaced residents of Otobo Gbame community on Wednesday stormed the Lagos High Court premises in large numbers to hear the ruling of the judge presiding over the demolition of their houses by Governor Ambode of Lagos state. Below is part of what Simon Ateba who was at the court today reported... 'Live from the Lagos High Court where #OtodoGbame residents, evicted by Governor Ambode are arguing their case. The Lagos state government showed up today Outrageous ruling at the Lagos State High Court. The Court ruled that the Lagos State Government cannot be held in contempt! So the government can do what they want
Rain Falls For The First Time In Maiduguri, Residents Celebrate
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Rain Falls For The First Time In Maiduguri, Residents Celebrate

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state capital are celebrating their first rainfall in 2017 after several months of very hot weather. According to reports, the rain started around 4:30 pm and lasted for about 30 minutes. The residents also expressed relief that the "intolerably hot weather" will reduce. "About a week ago, the weather was intolerably hot in Maiduguri ! Alhamdu lillah as a result, we have recorded first rain today" Adamu Muhammad Sidi Girei posted on Facebook. Adam Umar Langa, another resident said "It's raining: massive rain storms the city of Maiduguri. Making it first rain in 2017 season, may Allah bless us and give a better plants to grow..! and last within 30 minutes Alhamdu Lillah" More in the screenshots below;
Gbagada Residents Contribute To Fix Their Dilapidated Roads
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Gbagada Residents Contribute To Fix Their Dilapidated Roads

While the rainy season in other climes brings forth a period of relief and cheers to residnets due to its positive effect on their lives, same is not the case of residents of Peace Estate in the Soluyi-Gbagada axis of Lagos. This is because once it rains, the roads leading to the estate, the ones in the community as well as other adjoining ones turns into a nightmare for residents who use the roads to eke out a living. Connecting roads to the Peace Estate estate such as Powerline, Anipole, and more are in terrible shape and becomes an eyesore during rainfall. Similarly, roads inside the estate such as Ola Adebiyi, Liverpool Avenue, Deji Olamiju, and Jacob Nwajota, are partly dilapidated as a result of lack of proper drainages with some partly eroded. To forestall any difficulty du...
“Your Baby Is A Snake” – Delta Pastor Tells Woman As She Dumps Her Baby
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“Your Baby Is A Snake” – Delta Pastor Tells Woman As She Dumps Her Baby

A woman identified as Amara Emeka dumped her baby at about 4:30am on Sunday in Sapele, Delta state after being allegedly told by a pastor that her baby was a snake and he needed N52,000 to conduct a deliverance on her.. According to Sapele Oghenek who shared this, the baby was found crying seriously at Green Egbedi by Reclamation road in the area and was taken to a police station by residents before the mother later came during the day to identify her. The mother reportedly said that the pastor instilled fear of the child in her with the spiritual talk and she didn't have such huge amount to give him for prayers..that's why she dumped the baby.
Gunmen Storm Benue Community, Kill Many Residents In Cold Blood
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Gunmen Storm Benue Community, Kill Many Residents In Cold Blood

Unknown gunmen stormed and attacked Zaki-Biam, a community in Benue state this evening. According to Prince Tyodoo Livinus who shared the gruesome photos, the hoodlums are suspected to be from the same state as they killed innocent residents in cold blood both old and young. See photos below;
Protesting Residents In Benin Wore Red Outfits For Their March Today
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Protesting Residents In Benin Wore Red Outfits For Their March Today

Some 'traditional' residents in Benin, Edo state donned black and red outfit/head bands for a peaceful protest today in the ancient city. According to the protesters who were demanding for change, 'they can't continue to watch a bunch of people take them for a ride'. See photos below;
Residents On The Run As Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Borno Villages
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Residents On The Run As Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Borno Villages

Read below what was shared by Fatima Mohammed Abbas, the Executive Director at Borno Young Entrepreneurship Foundation Magumeri, the main town and Local Government Area after Maiduguri and before Gubio and Damasak is currently under attack. Information on the attack so far reveals that the town has been torched in its entirety by the marauding terrorists. Some residents of the town have found their way to Maiduguri the state capital after escaping from the attackers. Few weeks ago, Nganzai along Maiduguri-Baga road was also attacked leading to the death of own troops and the carting away of food items provided by UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the area. The terrorists were reported by eyewitnesses to have cautioned civilians to be cal...
Fayose Shares Packets Of Rice And N200 To Ekiti Residents
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Fayose Shares Packets Of Rice And N200 To Ekiti Residents

Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose's personally led his stomach infrastructure train to distribute bags of rice and other foodstuffs to this Evening at Nova Road, Ado Ekiti. The governor also topped the goodies with N200...See pictures below;
Death Toll In Ethiopia Landfill Collapse Rises To 113
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Death Toll In Ethiopia Landfill Collapse Rises To 113

The death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital has risen sharply to 113, an Addis Ababa city official said. Dagmawit Moges confirmed the new toll on Wednesday evening, while an official with the city's emergency department, Nigatu Mamo, said the search and rescue effort continued. "We will continue the effort until we are directed to stop it. Our rescuers are working in two shifts, day and night," the emergency official said. Saturday's collapse of a mountain of garbage buried makeshift mud-and-stick homes inside the Koshe landfill on the outskirts of the capital. Excavators and rescuers have been pulling bodies from the black mud since then. One person was pulled out alive on Monday, two days after the disaster. Excavators were being redeployed from various...
Pastor Digs Out Charm During Family Liberation In Imo State
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Pastor Digs Out Charm During Family Liberation In Imo State

Residents of Ama Achara, Ngugo in Ikeduru local government area of Imo state were left in a state of shock after a pastor identified as David Joshua dug up a charm during a prayer liberation in one of the family homes in the area. Joshua was carrying out a liberation in the family home of one Chibueze Amaechi,when he suddenly called for a machete and dug up a small piece of land revealing a charm made of red cloth,pieces of chicken bones and a padlock. Below are photos from the liberation showing pastor Joshua untying and 'neutralizing' the charm...
KCee Set To Hit The Streets Of Lagos To Share Bags Of Rice & Tomato Paste To Residents
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KCee Set To Hit The Streets Of Lagos To Share Bags Of Rice & Tomato Paste To Residents

Five Star Music’s Limpopo crooner, is set to hit the streets of Lagos to give out bags of rice and sachets of tomato paste to residents in the spirit of Christmas. Multi-award winning Nigerian singer, Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, popularly known as KCee, who burst into limelight for being a member of the Hip Hop duo group, KC Presh, is set to hit the streets of Lagos in the spirit of Christmas. The singer who is signed to popular record label, Five Star Music, took to his Instagram page and revealed that he is set to give out bags of rice and satchets of tomato paste to the residents of Lagos metropolis. “Christmas means giving. The father gave his son and his son gave his life . Without giving they will be no Christmas. In the spirit of the season and in no particular order I will...
Police Distributes Flyers With Helicopter In Abuja
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Police Distributes Flyers With Helicopter In Abuja

The pictures below were taken in Abuja on November 21st when a helicopter belonging to the Nigerian police was used to distribute flyers to residents of the FCT. The Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) flyers are produced in English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin English Languages, and according to the Inspector General of police, Idris Kpotum, who also commissioned the flyers, they are for the benefits of the generality of Nigerians and to re-emphasize that the Police is a friend. He added that the police is accessible to all members of the public, that the public can rely on them and appreciate the need to continue to cooperate and support the Nigeria Police Force throughout the country in carrying out constitutional duties and other tasks associated with the protection o...
Late Billionaire Antonino Fernandez Willed $2m to ‘Every’ Resident of The Spanish Village he Grew up in
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Late Billionaire Antonino Fernandez Willed $2m to ‘Every’ Resident of The Spanish Village he Grew up in

Antonino Fernández, who died aged 98 in August 2016, left £169m in his will to the 80 residents of his birthplace - the small village of Cerezales del Condado in north west Spain. He left £2m in his will to each resident and basically made them millionaires overnight. Fernández born into a family made up of 13 children, emigrated to Mexico in 1949, when he was 32. He went on to become the CEO of Grupo Modelo, the brewery company who make Corona beer - a bottled beer in the United States, with annual sales of $693million (£556million). Fernández was a well-known philanthropist who never forgot his motherland and was honoured by the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos, for his charitable deeds, including his work with disabled young people.
Lagos Residents in Awe as Man Takes Delivery of Bugatti Veyron Worth Almost N1Billion
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Lagos Residents in Awe as Man Takes Delivery of Bugatti Veyron Worth Almost N1Billion

As the majority of Nigerians continue to feel the hardship caused by an economy in recession, a Nigerian has taken delivery of a brand new Bugatti Veyron luxury car. With 1,001 horsepower pumping from its W16 engine, the Bugatti Veyron is tagged the world’s most powerful production car. And with a heavy price tag of millions of dollars, it is also the world’s most expensive new car. A check by Tori News reveals that the multi-million naira luxury car which is being acquired by rich celebrities inlcuding Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams and others, retails from a whooping $1.7 million (N534,851,893.22). Watch a video clip when the luxurious automobile was being delivered in Nigeria, courtesy of Gidi cars. https://www.instagram.com/p/BM2A2_wBHkB/
Police Alert Residents Of Robbers’ New Tricks (Must Read)
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Police Alert Residents Of Robbers’ New Tricks (Must Read)

The Lagos State Police Command has alerted residents on the new antics of criminals, particularly at night, before carrying out their nefarious activities. The command’s spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, issued the alert in an interview on Sunday in Lagos, against the backdrop of recent robbery attacks on residents. She said the criminals, in an attempt to rob or kidnap their victims, now engaged in switching off running power generating sets or turned on tap water, to lure them out. Badmos, therefore, advised residents not to come out at night, if they noticed that taps within their compounds were opened or when their generators suddenly stopped working. “Residents should be careful when they discover that their generators stop working or notice water gushing out from their taps, ...
Mysterious Man ‘badoo’ Brutally Rape & Kill a Ghanaian Woman
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Mysterious Man ‘badoo’ Brutally Rape & Kill a Ghanaian Woman

Residents of Oke Ota community in the Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Thursday blocked the Ibeshe Road to protest against the rape and killing of a Ghanaian resident, Grace Obinna, by a man identified simply as Badoo. PUNCH Metro learnt that apart from 27-year-old Obinna, Badoo had raped two other women in the area, cutting them with knives afterwards. It was learnt that Badoo, who sneaked into women’s apartments only at night, had also struck in Ilemeren, Abule, Oluwoye, Ibeshe Titun, and other communities around Oke Ota. It was gathered that the attack on Obinna, a mother of one, which occurred around 1am on Sunday, was Badoo’s latest, which had forced other women to relocate to houses outside the community. PUNCH Metro gathered that on Sunday, Badoo broke the window into Obinna’s...

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