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Former Beauty Queen Takes up Arms to Fight Against Myanmar’s Military Junta as Citizens begin Revolution
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Former Beauty Queen Takes up Arms to Fight Against Myanmar’s Military Junta as Citizens begin Revolution

A former beauty pageant queen has joined Myanmar's fight against its military junta, as Myanmar citizens embark on a battle against the country's military that took over from it's democratically elected government in a February coup. Posing for photos with an assault rifle on social media, Htar Htet Htet said she's taking a stand against the military as citizens plot a revolution against the country's military. She won the 2013 Miss Grand International pageant in Thailand, competing with other women in categories like swimsuit modelling and national costume. She wrote on Facebook: "The time has come to fight back. "Whether you hold a weapon, pen, keyboard or donate money to the pro-democracy movement, everyone must d...
This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere
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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said the ''failure'' of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country is fuelling agitations of secession by groups within the country. Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, 93, alleged Buhari's stubbornness to implement federalism will only make secession inevitable while also saying Buhari was hiding in the 'Fulanization' of Nigeria The Yoruba chieftain also said the 2023 election will not happen in Nigeria if the current state of insecurity is not handled while claiming the country's leadership has no clue on how to handle the security crisis in the country. "The people in charge have no clue to manage the country. And as long as you are not carrying every section of the country along with you, you can’t win any ...
Atletico Madrid Star Partey Keen To Join Arteta’s Arsenal Revolution
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Atletico Madrid Star Partey Keen To Join Arteta’s Arsenal Revolution

Thomas Partey is keen on a move to Arsenal but the Gunners’ hopes of landing the midfielder this window will rest on the club’s ability to move players on over the coming weeks. The Ghana international has long been the north London club’s priority capture this summer, but talks with Atletico Madrid have so far proved unsuccessful. Madrid do not want to lose Partey and still hope to convince him to sign a new contract. His current deal runs until 2023 and there had been talks over extending his stay
Impact of COVID-19: Rethinking The Business Of Fashion
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Impact of COVID-19: Rethinking The Business Of Fashion

“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” —Diana Vreeland The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This article is intended to provide fashion business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their brands. No one can really tell how long this would go on for, case growth keeps accelerating. Governments have launched unprecedented public-health and economic responses. The situation evolves by the day, nobody knows what the world will look like and think of possible implications and chan...
‘Schmeichel did overhead kicks and took free kicks like Ronaldo!’ – Ex-coach lauds Premier League-winning goalkeeper
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‘Schmeichel did overhead kicks and took free kicks like Ronaldo!’ – Ex-coach lauds Premier League-winning goalkeeper

The Leicester star is better with his feet than many think and loved playing outfield in training, his former coach tells Goal Kasper Schmeichel's former goalkeeping coach, Kevin Hitchcock, says the Leicester City star is underrated, with the Dane possessing the ability to strike a ball as cleanly as Cristiano Ronaldo. The Premier League title winner is flying high in the table again in 2019-20, with his Foxes side seemingly set to qualify for the Champions League again through a third-place finish after enjoying an impressive season under Brendan Rodgers. Hitchcock now works at MLS outfit New England Revolution, but he was Mark Hughes' goalkeeping coach at Manchester City in 2008. Schmeichel was part of the first-team fold at the Etihad Stadium at that time, but found himself compe...
I Think Agba Jalingo Should Be Released – Gov Ben Ayade
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I Think Agba Jalingo Should Be Released – Gov Ben Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has said he thinks the embattled journalist (Agba Jalingo) should be released from the prison. Speaking after a long silence on the matter, Governor Ayade said the journalist who is standing trial for treason and for allegedly criticising his government, acted out of youthful exuberance. “I am of the opinion that Agba should be released because I think he was just youthfully excited. “If you ask Agba Jalingo today, I am the one working with his lawyers for his freedom, I am the one sustaining him and sending upkeeps,” Ayade claimed. The governor also denied being the one who ordered the journalist’s arrest, stating that the case is between Agba Jalingo and the Federal Government. “In court, it is Federal Government versus Agba Jalingo, n...
UNIBEN Cancels Students’ Symposium Aimed At Discussing ‘Revolution’
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UNIBEN Cancels Students’ Symposium Aimed At Discussing ‘Revolution’

The management of the University of Benin on Monday cancelled a symposium for students titled “Is Nigeria ripe for a revolution?” The event was organised by students of the Department of International Studies. An undergraduate of the institution, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters, said, “Students were really anticipating the debate because the topic is of national interest these days. “All of a sudden, the management came and ordered the students to cancel the debate because of the topic, they told students to choose another topic and another day for the event.” When our correspondent asked one of the organisers if the symposium would still hold in the coming days, he said, “We are making contacts with other members to see how we can still make the debate hold a...
Soyinka, Others Are Blackmailers, Revolution Won’t Be Tolerated – Presidency
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Soyinka, Others Are Blackmailers, Revolution Won’t Be Tolerated – Presidency

The Presidency has replied notable Nigerians opposing the action taken by the DSS in arresting rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 election, Mr. Omoyele Sowore It mentioned the name of Soyinka in particular as one of the critics, saying that much as the administration had respect for him and others, they appeared to be engaging in double-speaking and blackmailing the government. The Presidency, reacting through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, noted that the same Soyinka would criticise the government for not taking actions against lawlessness and turned around to attack it when it took actions. “You mentioned the name of Prof Wole Soyinka. Some of these critics of g...
#RevolutionNow: DSS Urges Nigerians To Disregard Threat Of Revolution
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#RevolutionNow: DSS Urges Nigerians To Disregard Threat Of Revolution

The Department of State Services (DSS) has called on Nigerians to disregard threat of revolution by Mr Omoyele Sowore. He also confirmed that Sowore, who was to led a group known as RevolutionNow on a protest slated for Aug. 5 was in the service’s custody. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of DSS, Mr Peter Afunanya made the call while addressing newsmen on Saturday in Abuja. He said the arrest of Sowore was for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country. According to him, the service is charged with the responsibility of managing, curtailing, containing and eliminating threats against national security. “These threats include threats of sabotage, threats of subversion, threat of terrorism and of course, ethnic agitations, separati...
Chelsea’s post-season U.S. friendly ‘not the best way’ to prepare for Europa League final, claims Sarri
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Chelsea’s post-season U.S. friendly ‘not the best way’ to prepare for Europa League final, claims Sarri

The Blues boss risks the wrath of his employers as he complained about the cost of playing a charity match that is close to the club owner's heart Maurizio Sarri thinks Chelsea's post-season friendly against New England revolution is not good preparation for their Europa League final after his side booked at trip to Baku to face Arsenal. The 'Final Whistle on Hate' charity match against the MLS club will see players fly to Boston in the United States just 24 hours after their final Premier League match away at Leicester City followed by four days off to recover after the trip. With their final on May 29, Sarri will have time to train his team but after making a trip back and forth across the Atlantic, they will then have to fly to farthest reaches of Europe to play in Baku aga...
Prepare For Revolution, Archbishop Of Enugu Tell Nigerians
Religion

Prepare For Revolution, Archbishop Of Enugu Tell Nigerians

The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma, on Tuesday called on Nigerians to prepare for a revolution. Chukwuma, who has constantly criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s management style, spoke in an interview with our correspondent in Enugu. According to him, the poverty rate is high in the country because of bad leadership. He said the N30,000 new minimum wage would not reduce poverty in Nigeria, adding that inflation would render the new pay worthless. The cleric said, “There is hunger and people are deprived of the basic necessities of life in Nigeria and the N30,000 new minimum wage, which amounts to N1,000 per day, would not solve any problem. “How would people pay for house rent, school fees, medical fees an...
Akeredolu’s suspension from APC, mere rumours
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Akeredolu’s suspension from APC, mere rumours

A group, The Campaign Concourse (TCC) has described as mere rumours, the purported suspension of Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu by the National Working Commitee (NWC) of the party. The group said the insinuation was sponsored by enemies of good governance ‘who are not pleased’ with the developmental revolution Akeredolu was offering the state presently leading to massive infrastructure, industrialization and grass root development. The group in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Amudipe Marcus in Akure, the state capital pointed out that the NWC of the party has not issued any official statement from Abuja or anywhere to pronounce the purported suspension. It wondered where the authencity of the story came from saying’ the APC has not at any point communicated the ...
We Need to Fight for Our Rights – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
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We Need to Fight for Our Rights – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has stated that Nigerians need to fight for their rights with some kind of revolution in order for things to get better in the country. She made this known in a Twitter question and answer session during which she appealed to the government to declare state of emergency in places affected by violence. “I am appealing to the government to immediately see to the rising rate of depression, suicide, police brutality, ritual killings and general lack of safety in the Country. It’s at an all-time high now, there should be a state of emergency declared.” Omotola also answered questions on why she did not openly support any presidential candidate in the last election. “Excuses won’t move us forward. We must be angry enough and divert our anger towards loo...
Eight interesting facts about Nigeria’s first executive president, Shehu Shagari
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Eight interesting facts about Nigeria’s first executive president, Shehu Shagari

The first executive president of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari died yesterday at the National Hospital Abuja, aged 93. Shagari, who was born on February 25, 1925, took over power from former president Olusegun Obasanjo and served as the highest political office holder in the land between 1979 and 1983. Though details of the cause of his death are not in the public domain, below are eight interesting facts about ex-President Shagari. 1. Born in Shagari Village Shagari was born in the northern Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmad Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head and took the name Shagari as his family name. 2. Veteran Lawmaker, Minister and Commissioner In 1954, Shagari was elected into his first public office as a member of the federal House of ...
Tunisia Protests Planned Over Visit By Saudi Crown Prince
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Tunisia Protests Planned Over Visit By Saudi Crown Prince

Tunisian unions and civil society groups called for protests on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Tunisia’s presidency has said the de facto Saudi ruler will visit the North African nation for several hours on Tuesday as part of a regional tour, without providing details on the programme. A demonstration is planned for Monday at 5 pm (1600 GMT) in the centre of Tunis, organised by the National Union of Tunisian Journalists and several NGOs and civil society organisations. Other protests — organised by student bodies — are planned for Tuesday morning in Tunis and the city of Sfax. Saudi Arabia has faced intense global criticism over the killing of ins...
17-Year-Old Actress, Tito Segun-Banjo Who Went Missing Has Been Found!
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17-Year-Old Actress, Tito Segun-Banjo Who Went Missing Has Been Found!

Some cheering news this evening! 17-year-old actress, Tito Segun-Banjo, who went missing on Saturday November 17th, has been found. Tito who featured in Omoni Oboli's Wives on Strike the Revolution, returned home this evening November 21st. According to her mum, Wemimo Segun-Banjo, Tito was found in Ijebu yesterday and returned home this evening. Above is a photo of Tito and her mum this evening. Thank God she returned safe and sound.  
Nine Universities To Get Solar Power Plant – Fashola
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Nine Universities To Get Solar Power Plant – Fashola

Minister of Works, Housing and Electricity Babatunde Fashola at the 32nd Convocation Lecture of Yabatech College of Technology, said 9 government-owned Universities to get solar power plant, The Nation reports. Fashola said the power plant would deliver 12 megawatts of electricity in the universities to aid power generation. “We are deploying solar energy in Nigerian universities today. The first nine schools are under construction and they will deliver 12megawatts of electricity to these schools. We will move from phase to phase until we complete it in the 37 states,” the minister said. Fashola, who spoke on the theme: “Sustainability of technological advancements – a key to industrial growth”, noted that the ministry has invested in innovative areas that would improve power generat...
British Nobel Laureate, Vidiadhar Naipaul Dies At 85
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British Nobel Laureate, Vidiadhar Naipaul Dies At 85

Nobel Prize-winning British author V.S. Naipaul has died at the age of 85.   His family announced his demise on Saturday saying, 'he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavor,” his wife Lady Naipaul said in a statement.   Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul wrote more than 30 books and won the Nobel Literature Prize in 2001. Born in Trinidad, the son of an Indian civil servant, he studied English literature at Oxford University before basing his life in England. But he spent much of his time traveling and became a symbol of modern rootlessness.   Awarding him the Nobel, the Swedish Academy said he was a “literary circumnavigator, only ever really at home in himself, in his inimitable voice”. Many of ...
Fed Govt Urged To Conduct Population Census
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Fed Govt Urged To Conduct Population Census

Participants at the just concluded first International Statistical Conference, organised by the Nigerian Statistician Association (NSA), have urged the Federal Government to conduct Population census at regular intervals. The participants made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of the 3-day conference in Lagos, signed by the NSA President and National Secretary, Prof. Sidney Onyeagu and Dr. Olatunji Arowolo, respectively. The participants observed that no appropriate measures were in place to check population growth. They recommended that government should consider measures to check population growth through family planning and enlightenment. The participants also advised the government to re-introduce Statistics as a core subject in the secondary school curriculum. ...
Cuba Celebrates National Rebellion Day
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Cuba Celebrates National Rebellion Day

Cuba is marking the beginning of the Cuban Revolution, but this year the mood is different. It is the last celebration to be led by a Castro. After Raul Castro, many Cubans are asking: Who comes next? Al Jazeera's Julia Galiano reports from Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
I Will Never Support Biafra – Charlie Boy
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I Will Never Support Biafra – Charlie Boy

Editor's note: Popular musician and television presenter Charles 'Charly Boy' Oputa has again addressed the issue of Biafra agitation and his recently solidarity for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. Charly Boy in this frsh piece says, while he does not support nor agitates for the freedom of Biafra as a country, he is a 'Biafran' at heart. The musician said he is also an advocate for human rights and justice irrespective of who is involved. I am aware that my recent picture with Nnamdi Kanu at Federal High Court, Abuja, has generated a lot of reactions and comments; some witty, others dim-witted, not that I blame them though. I am also aware that the picture has encouraged a vast number of people to take a decisive position on whether or not Bia...
Che Guevara was a Marxist revolutionary allied with Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution
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Che Guevara was a Marxist revolutionary allied with Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution

Synopsis Born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1928, Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna studied medicine before traveling around South America, observing conditions that spurred his Marxist beliefs. He aided Fidel Castro in overturning the Batista government in the late 1950s, and then held key political offices during Castro's regime. Guevara later engaged in guerrilla action elsewhere, including in Bolivia, where he was captured and executed in 1967. Doctor Che Guevara was born into a middle-class family on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina. He was plagued by asthma in his youth but still managed to distinguish himself as an athlete. He also absorbed the left-leaning political views of his family and friends, and by his teens had become politically active, joining a group that oppose...
I’m Ready to Lead Revolution Against Corrupt Politicians – ChalyBoy
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I’m Ready to Lead Revolution Against Corrupt Politicians – ChalyBoy

Maverick entertainer, CharlyBoy (real name Charles Oputa), on Monday said he is ready spearhead a revolt against corrupt politicians in Nigeria. The 65-year-old who now calls himself President of Frustrated Nigerians added that he would take the first bullet in the proposed revolution to restore change in the country. “Like my friend Obinna said and I agree with him, henceforth….don’t ask for a revolution, be the revolution,” he said. “Be the change. Do not wail for that which is troubling this country; Fight to fix it and make the country great again. “Do not hail the corrupt and destroyers of our dreams, expose and ridicule them. “The politicians are corruptly connected, criminally bonded and fearful of the people. “We must be audacious in our demands, we must be fearless in our ag...

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