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Peter Okoye Says he is no longer do family business

Peter Okoye, former member of Nigerian music group, Psquare, has revealed why he no longer carries on business activities with his siblings.

According to him, engaging in business with members of one’s family was not healthy.

In an interview with Guardian Life, Peter also said he does not regret revealing the problems of his family to the world and that there is nothing wrong in him doing that because he believes he owes that to his fans who would’ve seen through them sooner rather than later.

He went further to state that he couldn’t continue with the “mess” and while his relationship with his brothers might not be as good as it was, it is certainly not as bad as most people think it to be.

The ‘Cool It Down’ singer, who is also known by his stage name, Mr. P, said: “If I hadn’t opened up, the fans would have seen through it all…

“The only thing that kept us for the last four years was the shows; it’s not healthy, I can’t do that, I’m sorry.

“It never started from me. If you feel that it is my fault, for telling you guys the truth, look at where it has brought us today.

“I am cool with my brothers but I don’t do (family) business anymore. It’s not healthy,”

 

 

Source: Daily Post

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Forbes reveals Beyonce as 2017 highest paid woman in music

Beyonce’s hit album ‘Lemonade’ and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list on Monday.

The R&B singer earned some 105 million dollars from record sales and from her ‘Formation’ concert tour.

She also has her own Ivy Park fashion line and other business interests.

Adele, whose ’25’ album broke first-week U.S. sales records in 2015 and who completed her first major tour since 2011, made second place with an estimated 69 million dollars, despite having no major endorsements for other products.

Swift, who topped the last year’s list with 170 million dollars in estimated earnings, raked in 44 million dollars this time despite having finished her “1989” world tour.

The singer is expected to see her earnings rise significantly in the next 12 months courtesy of her new album ‘Reputation’ – the best-selling album of 2017 – and an upcoming tour.

Canadian superstar Celine Dion took the No.4 spot, earning some 42 million dollars after taking a break from her Las Vegas residency following the death of her husband Rene Angelil in January 2016.

Reuters reports that Forbes compiled the list after estimating pretax income for the 12 months from June 2016 to 2017, based on interviews with managers, agents, lawyers and some of the stars.

 

 

Source: Daily Post

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Mnangagwa Says Current political crisis in the country was between the people of Zimbabwe and Mugabe

Former Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in exile in an unknown location has told President Robert Mugabe in a statement on Tuesday that the current political and constitutional crisis in the country is not a matter between him and the veteran leader.

Mnangawa, who indicated that he was not returning to Zimbabwe until his security was guaranteed, said that the current crisis in the country was in fact between the people of Zimbabwe and Mugabe.

“The people of Zimbabwe have clearly spoken on this matter. To me the voice of the people is the voice of God and their lack of trust and confidence in the leadership of President Mugabe has been expressed. Several groups including students, general workers, opposition party members, vendors, religious organisations and ordinary citizens led by our war veterans, our party members in Zanu-PF, civic society, and all races of colour and creed in Zimbabwe clearly demonstrated without violence their insatiable desire to have the resignation of His Excellency, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe,” said Mnangagwa.

Mnagagwa said that the people of Zimbabwe had spoken with one voice.

Military takeover

“It is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion call by the people of Zimbabwe to resign so that the country can move forward and preserve his legacy,” said Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa’s statement came after the country’s army chief Constantino Chiwenga said that progress had been made in talks towards an apparent deal over Mugabe’s exit.

Chiwenga also said that Mugabe was in touch with Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa’s ouster triggered the military takeover and Mugabe’s loss of power.

“The security services are encouraged by new developments which include contact between the president and the former vice president… who is expected in the country shortly,” Chiwenga said.

“Thereafter the nation will be advised of the outcome of talks between the two.”

Chiwenga called for calm after Zimbabweans had celebrated on Saturday at huge anti-Mugabe marches that would have been brutally repressed just a week ago.

 

 

 

 

Source: News24

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Pogba picks Romelu Lukaku as best striker in Premier League

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has named his team-mate Romelu Lukaku, as the “best striker in the Premier League”.

Lukaku ended his goal drought which lasted seven club games last weekend, as United beat Newcastle 4-1 at Old Trafford.

The Belgium international scored in the same game Pogba made his comeback from injury.

It was his eighth goal in 12 Premier League games. However, he is only second to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the scoring charts who leads with nine.

Alvaro Morata, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Harry Kane and Lukaku all sit joint second with the same tally.

“It feels good when you come back and Romelu scores again? I like that, I like that,” Pogba told BBC Sport.

“No. We’ve got a lot of good players, a lot of talented players. We have to trust each other.

“Romelu is the best striker in the Premier League. We know his quality. We know everything. We don’t worry about him. And at the end, we see the result.”

 

 

 

 

Source: Daily Post

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Nigerian govt marks Patience Jonathan’s multi-billion naira property for demolition

Nigerian government, through the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has marked a property belonging to the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, for demolition.

The property sits a large expanse of land, opposite the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, headquarters in Jabi.

The Development Control, a department under the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMAC) gave reasons for the planned demolition.

It said the multi-billion naira property was a contravention of development control laws in the FCT, as it was sitting on a green area.

“We have served them notice to stop further development of the property and produce necessary approvals within six days before resuming work, failure to do which, we will be left with no option but to remove the whole property,” a Director in the council told Vanguard.

“That place is a green area, and the property on it looks like a hotel. And you can image the deceit there, the signboard outside the property indicates that it is a foundation or an NGO home (A. Aruera Reachout Foundation/Women for Chang and Development Initiative), but the real property inside is something else.”

The Director insisted that all structures that contravened the development guidelines would be removed irrespective of the position of their owners in the society, advising the highly placed in Nigeria to set example by respecting the laws of the land.

 

 

 

 

Source: Daily Post

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Real Madrid star Marco Asensio could join Chelsea in the summer

Asensio’s Real Madrid future has grown uncertain in recent weeks with the Spain international out in the cold over in the capital.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a stunning start to the season with two goals in the Spanish Super Cup aggregate victory over Barcelona in August.

But Asensio has found life at the Bernabeu tougher since with Zinedine Zidane often leaving the wonderkid on the bench.

And Spanish outlet Don Balon say that, such is Asensio’s anger with life in Spain, he is ready to join Chelsea unless the situation changes.

Real’s refusal to play Asensio more has stunned many fans and pundits.

Los Blancos are currently stuck in a rut, being 10 points behind Barcelona at the top of the table.

Cristiano Ronaldo is misfiring, Karim Benzema looks past his best and Gareth Bale continues to be plagued by injuries.

And Don Balon say Asensio is so frustrated he has even asked club president Florentino Perez for help.

Any team decisions, however, are likely to be made by manager Zidane.

And Chelsea are ready to pounce if the player decides to leave the Bernabeu.

Antonio Conte’s men are targeting marquee names at the end of the season after a nightmare transfer window this summer.

Despite shelling out on Alvaro Morata, the signings of Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta have all split opinion.

PSG were, at one point, favourites to secure Asensio’s signature.

But it appears a move to Stamford Bridge could be in the works if Real do not bow to the player’s demands.

 

 

Source: Express.co.uk

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President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

Washington – President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to its nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un’s regime.

Trump promised a rapid ramp-up of US Treasury sanctions against the pariah state, after adding its name to a terror blacklist previously led by Iran and Syria.

“Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago,” Trump declared, citing the death of a US student who had been held in a North Korean jail and the assassination by nerve agent of Kim’s elder half-brother on foreign soil as reasons for the move.

But, speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington has not given up hope that sanctions and diplomacy can pressure Kim into agreeing to sit down and discuss his nuclear disarmament.

Tillerson said that punitive measures were already having a “significant effect” on Pyongyang’s economy – even if China has yet to cut off oil supplies to its sole refinery – and said: “We still hope for diplomacy.”

There was no immediate reaction from Pyongyang, but an editorial that appeared in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun before Trump’s announcement described the president as a “mentally deranged money-grabber” who was leading the United States down an “irretrievable road to hell”.

‘Maximum pressure campaign’

Both Trump and Kim have previously raised fears of open conflict erupting over the North’s banned nuclear missile programme, with both insulting and threatening the other with a devastating military response.

But US officials have also been clear that their main hope is that what Tillerson described as an inexorable increase in economic and diplomatic pressure – backed by China – will force Pyongyang to back down.

“We know that there are current shortages of fuel based upon what we can gather anecdotally and also from certain intelligence sources,” Tillerson said.

“We know that their revenues are down,” he said. “So I think it is having an effect. Is this the reason we haven’t had a provocative act in 60 days?”

North Korea is already under a crushing package of United States and United Nations sanctions, and Monday’s terror designation will not have much immediate economic impact.

But Trump said his declaration would kick off a two-week period of announcements – starting on Tuesday with a “very large” US Treasury sanctions measure – that would eventually amount to a “maximum pressure campaign”.

And US officials see the designation – which was removed by then-president George W. Bush in 2008 – as a way of ratcheting up pressure on other states and foreign banks that may be failing to fully enforce the sanctions already in place.

“In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil,” Trump said.

In February, Kim’s potential rival and elder half-brother Kim Jong-Nam died after he was sprayed with a nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur airport, in an assassination blamed on Pyongyang.

Tortured in custody?

US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that other murders have been linked to North Korea, but the State Department said information about them “remains classified”.

“As we take this action today, our thoughts turn to Otto Warmbier,” Trump continued, underlining the legal case for the designation.

Warmbier died this year aged 22 after he was repatriated from detention in North Korea in a coma. US officials allege he was tortured in custody.

The White House has declared it will not tolerate Kim’s regime testing or deploying an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to US cities.

Experts believe Pyongyang is within months of such a threshold, having carried out six nuclear tests since 2006 and test-fired several types of missiles, including multi-stage rockets.

Pressure on China

Washington is also pressuring the North’s key trade partner and traditional ally China to turn up the sanctions pressure and force Kim to come to the table to discuss his disarmament.

Japan said it “welcomes and supports” the US move to relist Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters on Tuesday.

US officials would not say what new sanctions might be announced, but an expert predicted secondary measures against Chinese banks, and an Asian diplomat said there could be action against individual North Korean traders working in China.

The diplomat said that Washington would like to impose a total oil embargo on the North, but China is not yet ready to accept a move that could cause Kim’s regime to topple, thereby unleashing chaos on its border.

Tillerson said Washington’s message to China was: “You control the pipeline that feeds their refinery. You know, you can do that unilaterally if you want to increase that pressure.”

 

 

Source: News24

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Buffon revealed who convinced him to become a goalkeeper

It’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for Gianluigi Buffon.

The Italian great was forced to hang up his international boots (and gloves) prematurely after Italy were stunned in their World Cup play-off last week.

And, after missing Juventus’ defeat to Sampdoria on Sunday because he wasn’t emotionally stable enough to play, it’s the small matter of Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Ahead of that mouthwatering clash in Turin, Buffon took part in an interview with Barca legend Andres Iniesta.

The 39-year-old was asked a number of intriguing questions, including if he had ever considered playing in another position.

Buffon admits he played as a midfielder until he was 12 years old – but was inspired to become a goalkeeper after watching the 1990 World Cup.

He said: “The turning point was the 1990 World Cup in Italy and all the support was for Cameroon.

“One of their main men was the goalkeeper Thomas N’Kono and I wanted to emulate him.

“It was my father’s advice and encouragement too.

“He’d watch me play a few times in goal and say: ‘You’re not bad at all!'”

Buffon senior wasn’t far wrong.

You can watch the full interview below:

 

 

Source: Dreamteamfc.com

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President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has agreed agrees’ to step down

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, according to news getting to us in NaijaNews from a source.

Quoting a source, “the news network said the army generals had given into many of Mugabe’s demands, including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would keep his private property”.

further information setting in from the source states, “the aim of Sunday’s televised address in which Mugabe appeared to resist calls to step aside was to ensure the veteran leader openly declared the military’s actions to be constitutional”.

For the resignation to be formally sealed and acknowledged, a letter must first be sent to the speaker of parliament, added the source.

Mugabe had stunned the nation on Sunday when he refused to say in a live televised address if he was stepping down.

His party had earlier given him 24 hours to resign or be impeached after military seized power and kept him under house arrest.

On Saturday, thousands of Zimbabweans had taken to the streets for their voices to be heard and the same time calling for him to go.

But in a bizarre and rambling speech, Mugabe instead insisted he was going nowhere, and that he would see his political party Zanu-PF through its congress in a few weeks.

Zimbabweans who had been glued to state television to watch the speech live came out into the streets afterward, some in shock.

Harare resident Tina Madzimure called the speech “an embarrassment really. He made a fool out of the generals.”

“This man will go to his grave with Zimbabwe in his hands,” she told the source.

Source: Naija News

Biafra: Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned the trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, until December 5. Kanu is being prosecuted alongside others on charges of treasonable felony.

The case was adjourned due to the absence of ‎the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, who said to be attending the ‘All Judges’ Conference’ being held at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja.

Kanu was on Monday absent from court for the second time after the alleged invasion of his home in Abia State by the military on September 14, ‎since when he had been declared missing by his family. His co-defendants and a serving Senator, Eyinnaya Abaribe, who is one of the three persons standing as sureties for the bail granted the IPOB leader, was however in court on Monday.

Kanu’s lawyer, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the judge on October 17 that Kanu had been missing after soldiers allegedly invaded the IPOB leader’s home‎ on September 14, 2017, adding that the Nigerian Army was in the best position to produce the defendant.

 

 

Source: Naija News

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Paul blames Peter for P Square’s break up

-Paul Okoye gives solo performance at Phyno’s phynofest music festival.

-He attributed the group’s break up to the personal ambitions of his twin brother,Peter which conflicted with the group’s interest.

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-Paul Okoye gives solo performance at Phyno’s phynofest music festival.

-He attributed the group’s break up to the personal ambitions of his twin brother,Peter which conflicted with the group’s interest.

More details emerge over P Square’s break up.
Paul Okoye, has again blamed his twin brother, Peter, for the break up of the P Square music group.

This was stated by Paul while performing in a solo performance during Sunday night’s Phynofest music carnival at ‘The Cathedral’, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu.

Convener of the show, Phyno, had after his own performance, announced a surprise for the crowd who gathered for the show after which he started his collaboration song with P Square, ‘Financial Woman,’ at which point Paul, who now goes by the stage name Rudeboy, joined him on stage to sing the song’s chorus.

Paul, thereafter performed a few songs from the duo’s old songs but fans consistently asked him of the whereabouts of his brother, Peter.

He replied that his brother, Peter was in America and burst into laughter.

At a point, he stopped the singing and addressed the crowd in Igbo language, citing his brother’s desire to pursue his personal ambition for the break up of the group.

“We were singing together when my brother said he wants to go and discover his talent. I had no choice. But guess what, I have my brand new song titled Fire Fire,” Paul told the crowd before singing the song released last week.

He also performed his new song, Nkenji Keke, and other Psquare songs before leaving the stage.

 

 

Source: Naija News

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Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified the world, dies

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died on Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83.

Manson, whose name to this day is synonymous with unspeakable violence and madness, died of natural causes at Kern County hospital, according to a California Department of Corrections statement.

A petty criminal who had been in and out of jail since childhood, the charismatic, guru-like Manson surrounded himself in the 1960s with runaways and other lost souls and then sent his disciples to butcher some of LA’s rich and famous in what prosecutors said was a bid to trigger a race war — an idea he got from a twisted reading of the Beatles song Helter Skelter.

The slayings horrified the world and, together with the deadly violence that erupted later in 1969 during a Rolling Stones concert at California’s Altamont Speedway, exposed the dangerous, drugged-out underside of the counterculture movement and seemed to mark the death of the era of peace and love.

Maintained innocence

Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, Manson maintained during his tumultuous trial in 1970 that he was innocent and that society itself was guilty.

“These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them; I didn’t teach them. I just tried to help them stand up,” he said in a courtroom soliloquy.

The Manson Family, as his followers were called, slaughtered five of its victims on August 9, 1969, at Tate’s home: the actress, who was 8½ months pregnant, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, celebrity hairdresser Jay Sebring, Polish movie director Voityck Frykowski and Steven Parent, a friend of the estate’s caretaker. Tate’s husband, Rosemary’s Baby director Roman Polanski, was out of the country at the time.

The next night, a wealthy grocer and his wife, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, were stabbed to death in their home across town.

The killers scrawled such phrases as “Pigs” and “Healter Skelter” (sic) in blood at the crime scenes.

Three months later, a Manson follower was jailed on an unrelated charge and told a cellmate about the bloodbath, leading to the cult leader’s arrest.

Swastika on forehead

In the annals of American crime, Manson became the embodiment of evil, a short, shaggy-haired, bearded figure with a demonic stare and an “X” — later turned into a swastika — carved into his forehead.

“Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969,” author Joan Didion wrote in her 1979 book The White Album.

After a trial that lasted nearly a year, Manson and three followers — Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten — were found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. Another defendant, Charles “Tex” Watson, was convicted later. All were spared execution and given life sentences after the California Supreme Court struck down the death penalty in 1972.

Atkins died behind bars in 2009. Krenwinkel, Van Houten and Watson remain in prison.

Another Manson devotee, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975, but her gun jammed. She served 34 years in prison.

Early life

Manson was born in Cincinnati on November 12, 1934, to a teenager, possibly a prostitute, and was in reform school by the time he was 8. After serving a 10-year sentence for check forgery in the 1960s, Manson was said to have pleaded with authorities not to release him because he considered prison home.

“My father is the jailhouse. My father is your system,” he would later say in a monologue on the witness stand. “I am only what you made me. I am only a reflection of you.”

He was set free in San Francisco during the heyday of the hippie movement in the city’s Haight-Ashbury section, and though he was in his mid-30s by then, he began collecting followers — mostly women — who likened him to Jesus Christ. Most were teenagers; many came from good homes but were at odds with their parents.

The “family” eventually established a commune-like base at the Spahn Ranch, a ramshackle former movie location outside Los Angeles, where Manson manipulated his followers with drugs, supervised orgies and subjected them to bizarre lectures.

He had musical ambitions and befriended rock stars, including Beach Boy Dennis Wilson. He also met Terry Melcher, a music producer who had lived in the same house that Polanski and Tate later rented.

By the summer 1969, Manson had failed to sell his songs, and the rejection was later seen as a trigger for the violence. He complained that Wilson took a Manson song called Cease to Exist, revised it into Never Learn Not to Love and recorded it with the Beach Boys without giving Manson credit.

Helter Skelter

Manson was obsessed with Beatles music, particularly Piggies and Helter Skelter, a hard-rocking song that he interpreted as forecasting the end of the world. He told his followers that “Helter Skelter is coming down” and predicted a race war would destroy the planet.

“Everybody attached themselves to us, whether it was our fault or not,” the Beatles’ George Harrison, who wrote Piggies, later said of the murders. “It was upsetting to be associated with something so sleazy as Charles Manson.”

According to testimony, Manson sent his devotees out on the night of Tate’s murder with instructions to “do something witchy”. The state’s star witness, Linda Kasabian, who was granted immunity, testified that Manson tied up the LaBiancas, then ordered his followers to kill. But Manson insisted: “I have killed no one, and I have ordered no one to be killed.”

His trial was nearly scuttled when President Richard Nixon said Manson was “guilty, directly or indirectly.” Manson grabbed a newspaper and held up the front-page headline for jurors to read: “Manson Guilty, Nixon Declares.” Attorneys demanded a mistrial but were turned down.

From then on, jurors, sequestered at a hotel for 10 months, travelled to and from the courtroom in buses with blacked-out windows so they could not read the headlines on newsstands.

Manson was also later convicted of the slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald “Shorty” Shea.

Parole hearings

Over the decades, Manson and his followers appeared sporadically at parole hearings, where their bids for freedom were repeatedly rejected. The women suggested they had been rehabilitated, but Manson himself stopped attending, saying prison had become his home.

The killings inspired movies and TV shows, and Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi wrote a best-selling book about the murders, Helter Skelter. The macabre shock rocker Marilyn Manson borrowed part of his stage name from the killer.

“The Manson case, to this day, remains one of the most chilling in crime history,” prominent criminal justice reporter Theo Wilson wrote in her 1998 memoir, Headline Justice: Inside the Courtroom — The Country’s Most Controversial Trials.

“Even people who were not yet born when the murders took place,” Wilson wrote, “know the name Charles Manson, and shudder.”

 

 

 

Source: News24

Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe Refuses to Resign, Risks Impeachment

Embattled President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe Sunday remained adamant, insisting that he would hold on to power, at least, till the December congress of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), which had relieved him as its leader and gave him up to noon Monday to resign as president or risk impeachment.

ZANU-PF had Sunday appointed Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe had fired as vice-president two weeks ago, as its new leader.
The party, according to the BBC, had given 93-year-old Mugabe until noon Monday to resign as president or face impeachment.

But Reuters reported last night that Mugabe had vowed not to resign, leaving the ZANU-PF with no other option than to purse his impeachment.

The embattled president insisted in a broadcast Sunday that he would hang on until the party’s congress in December.

“The congress is due in a few weeks from now. I will preside over its processes, which must not be prepossessed by any acts calculated to undermine it or to compromise the outcomes in the eyes of the public,” Mr. Mugabe said.
“I’m confident that from tonight our whole nation at all levels gets refocused… Let us all move forward,” he concluded.

The military had intervened last week, in an apparent attempt to block him from installing his wife, Grace, as his successor.

Grace and several other senior officials have been expelled from the party.
Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans attended street protests on Saturday, demonstrating against Mugabe who met for long hours with military leaders Sunday before the meeting of the ZANU-PF that eventually showed him the door out of power.

While no details of the meeting had been released, Mugabe was said to be seeking more time to negotiate his exit after nearly four decades in power.

Cheering erupted when the decision to dismiss him as party leader was announced in Harare Sunday.
One senior official later told the BBC’s Andrew Harding: “It’s the dawn of a new era. Mugabe can go farming.”
Zanu-PF’s Central Committee also warned that impeachment proceedings would begin if Mugabe did not step down as president by noon local time on today.

Impeaching the president would require a two-thirds majority in both houses of Zimbabwe’s parliament, which is due to resume on Tuesday.

The opposition MDC-T party had tried unsuccessfully to impeach Mugabe in the past, but this time the ruling party – which has an overwhelming majority in both houses – is likely to go against him.

The military under the command of the Army Chief, General Constantino Chiwenga, had rolled out the tanks on Thursday, placing Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in an action it said was not a coup d’état but a move targeted at “criminals around the president.”

“We assure the world that this is not a military takeover of government,” an army spokesman said in a televised statement on state television network, adding: “We are only targeting criminals around him (President Mugabe), who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice. As soon as we have accomplish our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy.”

Although reactions across the globe was muted with leaders calling for calm, peace and respect for the constitution of Zimbabwe, the response in the country was that of support for the military whose action was plainly to force Mugabe out of office.

Veterans of the liberation struggle– formerly Mugabe’s staunch allies – added their voice to the calls for his resignation and demanded that he leave office Sunday.

The new ZANU-PF leader, Mnangagwa, is 75 and was touted as Mugabe’s likely successor before he was fired on November 6.

The ouster of this long-serving veteran of the liberation wars of the 1970s was seen as a ploy to position Grace for the eventual succession of her husband.

The ZANU-PF leadership, concluding its meeting Sunday, accused Grace of “preaching hate, divisiveness and assuming roles and powers not delegated to her office”. This was followed by her removal as head of the women’s league.
The party plans to formalise its decisions at a special congress next month even as one of its members hinted that there could be prosecutions of members of a party faction close to the first lady.

 

 

Source: THISDAYLIVE

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Selena Gomez debuts newly dyed blonde hair at the American Music Awards

Selena Gomez debuted her newly dyed blonde hair on Sunday night at the 2017 American Music Awards.

The actress, who is back to dating Justin Bieber, turned heads in a sizzling black and silver leather short dress which featured a zippered accent as well as star embellishments. The dress put her long lovely legs on display.

photos below.

 

 

Source: lindaikejisblog

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Nichole Banna Says, I used to date married men, masturbate, smoke consistently

Popular Nollywood actress, Nichole Banna, has made some shocking revelations about herself.

The Owerri-born actress took to her instagram page on Sunday to share how God delivered her from consistent masturbation, smoking, among other social vices.

The computer science graduate also revealed how she dated married men.

“Am sharing this testimony because I want to honour the one behind the transformation in my life. I have always been a God fearing girl, my relationship with the Holy Spirit is one that gets stronger by the day,” she wrote.

“Am grateful for being connected to a great man of God David Ibiyeomie whom through his teachings and books have brought me closer to God. There’s a difference between having a relationship with the Holy Spirit and being religious.

“Am glad I can boldly say I belong to Jesus Christ because I really fear and try my best to obey all I see in His word with the Help of my Sweet Holy Spirit. Before now I was just that young girl that wanted everything some girls thought are the priorities in life.

“So back then I dated married men whom will end up loving me so much and doing all I asked,thereby spending less time with their wives. Back then it felt good to be loved and taken care by someone’s husband and it seemed normal.

“But as God may have it I became born again. Attended WOLBI (WORD OF LIFE BIBLE SCHOOL) in Salvation Ministries.

“I encountered light and stopped everything that has to do with married men and all they had to offer despite the pressure. I became content with what I have and trust me God didn’t lie when He said that He will provide everything I needed if I seek Him first.

“Letting go of that completely doesn’t make me a perfect girl because no one is perfect but it felt good to go into a covenant with God,and watch Him fulfil His own part.

“The transformation didn’t end there cause I still had other things I was doing that doesnt glorify God.I use to smoke and mastubate alot and that made me have less friends and because I didn’t want the dirty habits known publicly.

“Though After WOLBI I stopped smoking and mastubating for a while, after some time, I backslided and became worst with the habits. I smoke all the time coupled with the challenges i was going through then.

“In the midst of this I still loved God, kept praying and asking for mercy especially after each action. Am grateful to God because I know He has healed me completely and this is the proof that am free from that demonic influence because it was a big battle for me to testify openly,” she said.

 

 

 

Source: Daily Post

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5 confirmed dead after drinking local gin in Imo State

At least five persons, including a 60-year-old woman, have been confirmed dead after the consumption of a local gin sold by one Uwadiegwu Eze, a native of Umunakara community, in the Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State.

Names of the dead victims were given as: Daniel Nwosu Jnr. 45; Friday Osuji, 70; Ifeanyi Njoku, 31; Adanna Iheanacho, 60, and one Benjamin Okoroafor.

According to Punch, trouble started when residents, who patronised the gin shop between Tuesday, November 14, to Friday, November 17, started having body stiffness and partial blindness which culminated in deaths.

According to the report, the shop owner, Eze, fled after he was informed that consumers of his product were dying.

The State Ministry of Health, on getting the information, sent a team headed by the Director of Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Okeji A., to the community.

Many youths from the community, who drank the local gin, were said to have queued up in their numbers upon sighting the ambulance of the state Ministry of Health, waiting to be taken to Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Okeji lamented that people still patronised distillers who used methanol to boost production of the gin in order to increase their profits.

Toe Elechi, a former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state , who is an indigene of the community, thanked the health ministry for prompt response.

He also told the newspaper that security operatives were already on the trail of the owner of the gin shop.

 

Source: Daily Post

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Edinson Cavani reveals what PSG have told him about Neymar feud

Neymar broke a world record when he moved to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for €222million this summer.

Not everyone welcomed the Brazilian’s surprise decision, and if anyone in the French capital has suffered from his arrival, it’s Edinson Cavani.

Although the Uruguayan is now part of one of the deadliest attacking forces in European football, there have been suggestions that he’ll gradually be phased out by Unai Emery.

The 30-year-old has scored an incredible 21 goals in all competitions already this season, so on paper, there’s no reason why he can’t work alongside Neymar and the young phenomenon Kylian Mbappe.

However, the forward was embroiled in a well-publicised spat with the former Barca superstar over who should take the Ligue 1 outfit’s penalties.

In September’s game against Lyon, Cavani stepped up to take the spot-kick before Neymar intervened.

Anthony Lopes ended up saving Cavani’s penalty, no doubt much to his team-mate’s anger.

It seems the matter has finally been closed once and for all, though, with the ex-Napoli man now revealing PSG have made a formal decision to avoid any future falling outs.

EMERY HAS MADE THE CALL

“The coach has decided that Neymar will take the next penalty,” he said, quoted via FourFourTwo.

“We played a great game today [in the 4-1 win over Nantes]. We knew we could put another two points between ourselves and Monaco. That meant we were super focused on getting this result tonight. We weren’t thinking about next weekend’s match against Monaco. We were purely focused on winning tonight.”

While he found the back of the net twice against Nantes, Neymar was relatively quiet, leaving the other goalscoring to Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore.

According to Le Parisien, PSG previously had to deny that they’d offered Cavani €1million to hand penalty duties over to Neymar.

What is obvious is that Emery must do whatever he can to keep his record signing happy.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the board backed him in the summer by going all out to procure the 25-year-old, so maybe they were always going to favour him.

Even if the dispute is resolved for now, Al-Khelaifi must be questioning his comments that signing Neymar would bring “positive energy” to the club.

 

 

Source: Givemesport.com

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Georgina Rodriguez ‘ends war’ with Cristiano Ronaldo’s family

It’s a strange time for Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment.

Off the field the Portuguese star doesn’t seem to have been happier.

A couple of weeks ago he welcomed his fourth child into the world: daughter Alana Martina.

Georgina Rodriguez has since been posting pictures of her new baby on social media.

On the pitch, however, Ronaldo is struggling.

He’s only scored once in La Liga all season, and he was unable to help Real Madrid in a 0-0 draw against Atletico on Saturday night.

Georgina Rodriguez ‘ends war’

One of the hot topics in the Iberian gossip columns have been claims that Georgina Rodriguez isn’t liked by Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum.

Does Dolores Aveiro disapprove of her son’s partner?

That didn’t seem to the case over the weekend, as all the important women in Ronaldo’s life got together to watch the Madrid derby.

Georgina Rodriguez posted a photo with Ronaldo’s mum and sisters with the message: “Family match day”.

Dolores Aveiro posted a separate photo on her Instagram account with her new granddaughter. She wrote:

Being a grandmother is being a mother twice … I am blessed to be able to see you grow with health and happiness, that many more come if God wants it, love and joy have plenty.

Katia Aveiro also updated her social media account writing:

Aunts Ivana and Katia today are like flying with so much love together … my beloved nephews and neices, love that fills the soul and makes me see that this is worth living.

 

 

 

 

Source: 101 GREAT GOALS

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Kim Kardashian West just accidentally revealed the gender of baby no. 3!

Kim Kardashian West accidentally let it slip that her and husband Kanye West are expecting a baby girl.

Kim (37) hosted a star-studded a pink cherry blossom baby shower this past weekend at her Los Angeles home. She and husband Kanye West are expecting their third child via surrogate in January.

During an appearance on Ellen, Kim gushed about the lavish baby shower – which was when she revealed her eldest daughter, North (4) can’t wait for her “baby sister” to arrive.

“People brought toys and gifts and she [North] was opening them all up the next day and she said, ‘Mom, since baby sister’s not here, I think I need all of her toys in my room and I’ll play with them and just make sure they’re all okay for baby sister,”

Kim and her rapper husband (40) decided have another child via surrogate, after Kim experienced a tough pregnancy with North and the couple’s only son, Saint (1).

The reality star also revealed to host Ellen DeGeneres that they were struggling to come up with a name for the tot.

Two of Kim’s sisters, Kylie and Khloe, are also reportedly pregnant, but Kim refused to comment on either, revealing the family has a pact not to speak about each other’s private lives

 

 

 

Source: News24

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Serena Williams to wed Alexis Ohanian on Thursday. Nov. 16

Multiple Grand Slam winning tennis player, Serena Williams and her fiance Alexis Ohanian are reportedly set to get wedded on Thursday.

The couple has booked the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans for their secret wedding, Daily Mail reported.

About $1 million has also been reported to be used to plan the marriage ceremony.

Although top personalities such as Beyonce, JAY-Z, Eva Longoria, Kris Jenner, Ciara and Meghan Markle, have been invite to the wedding, it has been reported that all guests are yet to know the actual venue for the celebrity wedding.

A source close to the couple told Daily Mail reporter, Sebastian Shakespeare, that Serena and Alexis have gone all out to ensure they achieve their “dream wedding.”

The source stated that: “They have hired the best of the best and can’t wait to get married in The Big Easy. It’s a special city for Serena and somewhere she has always loved.

“Serena and Alexis chose the Contemporary Arts Center because of its incredible architecture and history. They have instructed Preston to fill the hall with thousands of dollars worth of crystals and flowers. The hall will be totally transformed.

“The couple met in 2015, and Ohanian, 34, co-founder of social news site Reddit, proposed to Serena, 36, in a surprise trip to Rome in December 2016.

“They had their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, together in September, and she definitely will be attending the wedding, the source said.

“Alexis will have a babysitter on hand just for her the entire night.

“Both parents wouldn’t dream of not having her there. She will be a part of the wedding as much as possible for an 11-week-old. They are totally and utterly besotted with her.

About 250 guests are expected at the wedding, and they are all banned from using mobile phones and other electronic devices at the wedding.

This is because Serena has reportedly signed an exclusive deal with Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief at Vogue, for the magazine to run the wedding photos.

 

 

 

Source: Naija News

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