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Kanye West confesses to being self righteous, being an alcoholic; says he embarrassed wife Kim Kardashian with his failed Presidential bid
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Kanye West confesses to being self righteous, being an alcoholic; says he embarrassed wife Kim Kardashian with his failed Presidential bid

Billionaire rapper and businessman, Kanye West has says his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian 'didn't like' when he wore the Donald Trump affiliated 'MAGA' cap and that he had 'embarrassed' her with his failed presidential bid in 2020. In a 'Thanksgiving prayer' shared on his Instagram page, the rapper, 44, said that Kardashian, 41, was particularly angered by his South Carolina campaign event where he claimed they both considered aborting their now eight-year-old daughter North. He also talked about being self righteous after accepting Jesus Christ and battling alcoholism but that he is willing to make things right. 'Let's go with politics here. Good Lord, my wife did not like me wearing the red hat. Being a good wife, [Kim] wanted to protect me and our family,' said ...
We won’t start a war with China, but will defend ourselves full on – Taiwan Military says
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We won’t start a war with China, but will defend ourselves full on – Taiwan Military says

Taiwan will not start a war with China but will defend itself "full on", Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Thursday, amid an increase in tensions between the pair that has raised concern internationally. Military tensions with China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, are at their worst in more than 40 years, Chiu said last week, adding that China will be capable of mounting a "full-scale" invasion by 2025. This month alone, China mounted four consecutive days of mass air force incursions into Taiwan's air defence identification zone that began on Oct. 1, flying 77 planes into the Taiwanese air identification zone. No shots have been fired and China's aircraft have stayed well away from Taiwan's airspace, but Taiwan, a major worldwide semiconductor producer, has now...
Ligue 1: Fans clash, invade pitch as Lens beat Lille in derby
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Ligue 1: Fans clash, invade pitch as Lens beat Lille in derby

Lens defeated reigning French champions Lille 1-0 on Saturday in a northern derby overshadowed by a pitch invasion that delayed the start of the second half by 30 minutes. Dozens of Lens supporters stormed the Stade Bollaert-Delelis pitch at half-time to confront the visiting Lille fans nestled away in a corner of the ground after tensions flared with other spectators. Riot police intervened to separate the factions of opposing supporters as both sets of fans hurled seats at each other over a partition wall. The trouble comes the week after Nice were docked a point following the ugly incidents that led to their August 22 home match with Marseille to be abandoned. That game will be replayed at a neutral venue on October 27. Nice were also ordered to play three matches behind c...
Policeman Detained for Assaulting Women and Children in Abia
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Policeman Detained for Assaulting Women and Children in Abia

An Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Ifeanyi Henry is currently being detained at Aba Central Police Station, causing 'serious tension' at Okwu na Uka Street and St Michaels Road in Aba. The police officer had on Saturday night, July 17, allegedly suddenly pulled out his pistol and started shooting sporadically and assaulting people especially women, children and store owners without any provocation. Henry allegedly scared fellow police officers with his pistol and assaulted passers-by. He was disarmed after he 'attempted to shoot a shop owner. He also caused another scare by grabbing an AK-47 rifle held by one of the officers in a bid to continue his shooting spree.' His colleagues struck his hand repeatedly before he left the gun and got bundled into the police stati...
Mum said she heard voices telling her to kill her kids before her son and daughter were found dead
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Mum said she heard voices telling her to kill her kids before her son and daughter were found dead

A mum told police she was "hearing voices telling her to kill her kids" hours before two young children were found dead in Tempe, Arizona, US. Yui Inoue, 40, stopped an Arizona cop as he was heading out for patrol at 7am on Saturday, May 15. The mum, who seemed frantic, flagged him down and told him she's hearing voices to kill her kids. Officers immediately rushed to her apartment, based 11 miles outside of Phoenix, and found a girl, 9, and a boy, 7, dead. Tempe Police Sergeant Steven Carbajal said there were "obvious signs of physical trauma". "It was very tragic what officers encountered, and we're trying to support the father and our officers right now," Carbajal said. "Our officers are really struggling." Inoue was arrested and charged with two counts of firs...
Hijab controversy: We will be fair and courageous in taking decisions – Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
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Hijab controversy: We will be fair and courageous in taking decisions – Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has addressed the hijab controversy which renewed clashes between Muslims and Christians in Kwara state he governs. In a state broadcast on Tuesday March 26, the Governor said his administration announced an official policy on February 26 allowing any willing Muslim schoolgirl to wear the hijab in public schools after “several days of consultations, meetings, brainstorming, and dispassionate weighing of policy options.” Abdulrazaq who said he acknowledges the apprehension from the Christian and Muslim communities, stated that he is convinced that beneath the tensions and misgivings around the hijab decision are old wounds that must be healed. He averred that his administration will always be fair and courageous in taking decisions for sustainabl...
Lukaku Breaks Silence on ‘God’ Celebration Aimed at Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Lukaku Breaks Silence on ‘God’ Celebration Aimed at Zlatan Ibrahimovic

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has finally reacted to his ‘God’ celebration reportedly ‘aimed’ at AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Recall that tensions between Lukaku and Ibrahimovic have raged since a clash in last month’s Coppa Italia, during which both strikers nearly came to blows. Inter Milan thrashed their rivals AC Milan 3-0 in a Serie A derby clash at San Siro last Sunday and Lukaku scored their third goal. The 27-year-old ran to the corner flag and shouted: “Dio, diooo,” which means God, in reference to Ibrahimovic, who has frequently referred to himself as a ‘God’ throughout his illustrious career. However, the Belgium international has now addressed the drama in a Twitter Q&A with fans on Tuesday night. Lukaku, who remained quiet on what was a...
China responds after US deployed 3 Navy aircraft carriers to the Pacific Ocean as tensions between both countries escalate
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China responds after US deployed 3 Navy aircraft carriers to the Pacific Ocean as tensions between both countries escalate

For the very first time since 2017 when tensions with North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program were at their peak, the US has deployed three of its 100,000-ton naval war vessels to the Pacific ocean, as tensions with China over the South China sea and Hong Kong continue to escalate. The three ships namely USS Ronald Reagan, the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Nimitz contain over 60 military aircraft and nuclear capable bombers and the deployment represents the biggest deployment of US aircraft carriers in the Pacific since 2017.   "Carriers and carrier strike groups writ large are phenomenal symbols of American naval power. I really am pretty fired up that we've got three of them at the moment," Rear Adm. Stephen Koehler, director of operations at I...
Trump announces probe of Chinese companies listed in US
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Trump announces probe of Chinese companies listed in US

US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a probe into the actions of Chinese companies listed on American financial markets as tensions flared anew between the world’s two biggest economies. The announcement followed Beijing’s move to implement a new security law on semi-autonomous Hong Kong that critics say would stifle freedom, as well as with Trump’s claims that China obfuscated the origins of the coronavirus that has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States. “I’m instructing my presidential working group on financial markets to study the differing practices of Chinese companies listed on the US financial markets with the goal of protecting American investors,” Trump said, without providing details on what steps his administration might take. “Investment firms sh...
Bobrisky Tensions Fans With Bikini Video
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Bobrisky Tensions Fans With Bikini Video

Few moments after Nigerian male barbie doll, Bobrisky made it known on his Instagram page that whoever wants to marry him must be the son of a president, he has again tension his fans. Bobrisky posted a well edited video of himself on Bikini adding that he has a body to die for but would be deleting the video soon. Suspiciously, he was only showing his side, and refused to turn his full front for his fans to have a full view of the position of his private part. This made them worry and consistently asking him to turn a 360 degree to be sure he has transformed into a beautiful woman. Recall that MCI has reported that the 27 year old cross dresser, said his lifestyle is very expensive, hence the reason he would like to marry a president’s son or a footballer In his words “...
Ajax’s American Player, Sergino Dest Leaves Club’s Training Camp In Qatar Amid Iran Tensions
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Ajax’s American Player, Sergino Dest Leaves Club’s Training Camp In Qatar Amid Iran Tensions

United States right-back Sergino Dest has left Ajax's training camp in Qatar because he did "not feel comfortable", the Dutch club have said. It comes amid rising political tensions between the US and Qatar's neighbour Iran. Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani was killed at Baghdad airport in an air strike ordered by US president Donald Trump. Iran retaliated by firing missiles at air bases housing US forces in Iraq. On Saturday, US Soccer postponed a men's training camp in Qatar - which will host the 2022 World Cup - because of "developing tensions" in the region. Dest, 19, was born in the Dutch city of Almere but has an American father and chose to represent the US in October. He has won three caps. "Sergino Dest has asked if he could leave Ajax's training camp ...
IMF advises Nigeria to remove fuel subsidies
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IMF advises Nigeria to remove fuel subsidies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday advised Nigeria to remove fossil fuel subsidy and deploy savings from the scheme to fix social infrastructure. IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde gave the advice during the opening ceremony at the ongoing World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC. She urged Nigeria to establish Social protection Safety Net to help government meet the needs of people at the lower cadre of the society, saying about $5.2 trillion has so far been sent on fuel subsidies and the consequences thereof. She said: “I will give you the general principle. For various reasons and as a general principle, we believe that removing fossil fuel subsidies is the right way to go. “And the Fiscal Affairs department has actually identified, how much would have be...
PwC Predicts Slow Economy Growth And Rise In Unemployment in 2019
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PwC Predicts Slow Economy Growth And Rise In Unemployment in 2019

Professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers has predicted a possible rise in Nigeria unemployment rate and slow economic growth. The predictions are contained in a report titled ‘Nigeria Economic Outlook Top 10 themes for 2019’ that examines Nigeria’s economic prospects in the election year. PwC predicted that Nigeria’s economic recovery hinges on a stable political environment following the elections. Nigeria’s economy has been rebounding after the African nation’s economy fell into recession in 2015. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced that the economy grew by 2.38% in the fourth quarter of 2018 while there was an annual GDP growth rate of 1.93% in the year. The auditing giants predicted further growth for the economy after the elections if “uncertain pos...
Ex-Arsenal Striker, Nicklas Bendtner Sentenced To Prison For Breaking The Jaw Of Taxi Driver
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Ex-Arsenal Striker, Nicklas Bendtner Sentenced To Prison For Breaking The Jaw Of Taxi Driver

Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner, has been sentenced to prison in Denmark after he reportedly broke the jaw of a taxi driver over £5 fare during night out in Copenhagen.   Nicklas Bendtner Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver, Dailymail reports. The Denmark international, who is now with Norwegian club Rosenborg, broke the jaw of the taxi driver following a night out in Copenhagen back in September. A court in Copenhagen watched a video of the incident filmed from inside the cab. Bendtner, 30, will appeal the sentence having previously apologised. He was able to walk free from the courtroom because the appeal is pending. Rosenborg have stood behind Bendtner despite expre...
Tottenham And West Ham Fans Clash Inside London Stadium (Photos)
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Tottenham And West Ham Fans Clash Inside London Stadium (Photos)

Tottenham and West Ham fans clashed inside the London Stadium on Wednesday during their Carabao Cup match. Both club have an history of fierce rivalry between them in recent years. Tensions were high during Tottenham’s 1-0 Premier League win at the London Stadium earlier this month. West Ham supporters appeared to set off a flare when they thought they had equalised, leaving smoke to blow across the pitch. Spurs fans then mocked the incident after the match after Erik Lamela’s goal was enough to earn them all three points. An hour into the Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday evening, 50+ stewards were involved in separating fans. The incident occurred after Son Heung-Min doubled the visitors’ lead with hissecond goal of the night. A handful of West Ham fans appeared toj...
Kenya: Supreme Court Can’t Hear Petition To Delay Election – Chief Justice
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Kenya: Supreme Court Can’t Hear Petition To Delay Election – Chief Justice

Kenyan Chief Justice David Maraga said on Wednesday that the Supreme Court could not hear a case to delay elections because there are not enough judges present to make a quorum. Mr. Maraga said: “as the two of us cannot form a quorum, this matter cannot be heard this morning. “The court was due to hear a case seeking to delay Thursday’s repeat presidential election. NAN reports that those who filed the petition are Khelef Khalifa, Executive Director of Muslims for Human Rights; Samwel Mohochi, Executive Director of the International Commission of Jurists; and Nahason Kamau. They said that the credibility of the vote is not assured, citing political interference among other concerns. Streets around the court in downtown Nairobi were blocked by police barriers and officers in ...
Oil Rises To Approximately $50 On Weak Dollar, Gulf Tensions As Producers Set To Meet
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Oil Rises To Approximately $50 On Weak Dollar, Gulf Tensions As Producers Set To Meet

Investors were also taking positions ahead of a meeting between Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members in Russia on Monday at which they will discuss compliance with agreed production cuts. Oil prices edged higher on a weaker dollar and diplomatic tensions in the Gulf on Friday. Benchmark Brent crude futures were up 24 cents at $49.54 a barrel on Friday, while US West Texas Intermediate crude futures traded at $47.09 a barrel, up 17 cents. Investors were also taking positions ahead of a meeting between Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members in Russia on Monday at which they will discuss compliance with agreed production cuts. They will examine progress towards rebalancing an oversupplied market. “The weak dollar, the risi...
Call For Boko Haram Peace Talks Masks Ethnic Tensions
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Call For Boko Haram Peace Talks Masks Ethnic Tensions

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram has waged a bloody eight-year insurgency are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, a move some see as motivated by ethnic self-interest. The Borno Elders Forum of retired military and civilian officials, all ethnic Kanuri, said it was “time they (Boko Haram) put down their arms” and they should “repent and rejoin the larger society”. “If our leaders had the leeway to negotiate with the Boko Haram for the release of some of their captives, they should employ the same tactics to negotiate for the end of the insurgency,” they said in a newspaper advertisement last Friday. “The Government of Nigeria had earlier negotiated with the Niger Delta militants and succeeded. Let the Government do the same with Boko Haram.”...

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