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Wigan end Man City quadruple bid with Cup shock

Pep Guardiola’s quest to win an unprecedented quadruple with Manchester City came to a stunning and controversial end when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at third-tier Wigan in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday.
In an uncanny repeat of the 2013 FA Cup final, in which City had a player sent off before losing to a late Wigan winner, Guardiola’s side had Fabian Delph dismissed amid stormy scenes before Will Grigg’s 79th-minute goal decided the game.
A famous night was marred, however, by a post-match pitch invasion by Wigan supporters which saw a number of them confront City players, with striker Sergio Aguero required to defend himself.

Earlier the drama had been provided by Northern Ireland international Grigg who capitalised on an error by Kyle Walker who allowed a pass to run through to the Wigan man and kept ahead of John Stones before finishing clinically from just inside the area.
It was only City’s second defeat to English opposition since losing an FA Cup semi-final to Arsenal last April while their opponents can now look forward to a quarter-final home tie with Southampton.
The pivotal sending-off arrived in first half injury-time when Fabian Delph made a rash challenge on Wigan’s Max Power, prompting referee Anthony Taylor to pull a yellow card out of his pocket before changing his mind and producing red.
That infuriated City players, who surrounded the referee, and the dispute spilled into the rival technical areas with Sergio Aguero having to be dragged away by Guardiola as he argued furiously with Wigan coaches.
The scene turned even uglier, with television cameras in the tunnel capturing footage of Guardiola and Wigan manager Paul Cook in a major verbal confrontation and being kept apart by staff.

Wasteful Aguero 

City might have enjoyed a far more comfortable evening had their record goalscorer Aguero not missed a golden opportunity after just two minutes, heading over Bernardo Silva’s pinpoint cross from just six yards.
And home keeper Christian Walton needed to be alert a few moments later, diving smartly to parry away a fierce strike from Ilkay Gundogan.
Guardiola had made six changes for the tie, while still fielding a strong line-up, but two of his fringe players — full-back Danilo and back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo were guilty of errors which offered the hosts a glimmer of hope.
First Bravo and Danilo dithered in dealing with the ball, almost presenting Gareth Roberts with a chance on the six-yard line.
And then Danilo was robbed of the ball by Roberts, the ball breaking for Grigg who raced half the length of the field before shooting into the side-netting.
City were enjoying the bulk of possession but, without the rested Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, were struggling to create clear chances.
They came close, from Leroy Sane’s 26th-minute corner which Gundogan flicked across the six-yard area, but defender Aymeric Laporte failed to connect with the ball at his feet.
When City next threatened, after Stones headed down Delph’s cross, Fernandinho’s shot rose over by some distance when he looked certain to score.
Gundogan and Danilo, twice, also threatened the Wigan goal and Walton saved superbly from an Aguero drive, moments before the explosive dismissal of Delph.
Guardiola brought on England right-back Walker as a half-time substitute, moving Danilo over to Delph’s vacant left-back spot.

Why People are Afraid of Cat

The language of phobia is so common today that we scarcely give it a second thought. Yet it was not until the end of the 19th century that medicine turned its attention to forms of irrational fear, following the initial medical diagnosis of agoraphobia – fear of open, public spaces – by the German physician Carl Westphal in 1871.
Westphal had been puzzled why three of his patients, all professional men leading otherwise full lives, became struck with fear when having to cross an open city space. All were aware of the irrationality of their fears, but were powerless to overcome them.
The idea that individuals who were otherwise sane and rational could nonetheless be afflicted with forms of inexplicable fear was quickly taken up, both in the medical and popular culture of the era. When the American psychologist G Stanley Hall published his Synthetic Genetic Study of Fear in the American Journal of Psychology in 1914 he identified no less than 136 different forms of pathological fear, all with their own Greek or Latinate names.
These stretched from the more general categories of agoraphobia and claustrophobia or haptophobia (fear of touch), to very specific forms such as amakaphobia (fear of carriages), pteronophobia (fear of feathers), and what appears a very Victorian, moral category, hypegiaphobia (fear of responsibility). There was also, of course, ailurophobia: the fear of cats.
This urge to classify created a vivid cultural and psychological map of the fears and anxieties of a society that had experienced the rapid social changes of industrialisation and the decline of religion in the post-Darwinian era. Society was turning inwards, and to the sciences of the mind, for answers.

What would you define as cheating in Relationship?

To me if you hide doing it from your partner, assuming they aren't controlling or insecure or manipulative (ugh), it's probably cheating. Kissing, sex, telling someone how beautiful they are, flirting chats, pretty much anything you'd do to let someone know you like them when you're first dating.

What do you think cheating in relationship means?

Ronaldo Has Better Goal Ratio Than Messi This Season

The Portuguese has scored 10 goals in his past six games across all competitions, helping Real win five of those clashes.
Ronaldo's recent improvement in form has seen him catch up to Messi's overall tally for 2017/18, with Ronaldo sitting on 26 strikes while the Argentine has scored 27 times in all competitions.
However, when it comes to the duo's goalscoring ratios, the Portugal captain has already overtaken his longstanding rival, as Marca pointed out.
Ronaldo has scored 26 goals in 30 games across all competitions this season, which means he averages 0.87 goals per appearance after missing the opening games of the LaLiga campaign due to suspension. Messi, meanwhile, sits on 27 goals in 37 games, a ratio of 0.73 goals per game.

3-5: Madrid come out on top in pulsating contest

Real Madrid picked up all three points against Betis in a pulsating and highly entertaining encounter that served up no fewer than eight goals and plenty of goalmouth incident at both ends. The Whites forged ahead with just 11 minutes on the clock, when Lucas Vázquez laid the ball back to Cristiano Ronaldo  and despite his fierce shot being parried away by Antonio Adán, Marco Asensio was on hand to nod a precise header into the corner of the net.

That goal served to bring the hosts to life and they duly went on to carve out two chances to haul themselves level. Joaquín whipped in a corner kick in the 22nd minute that was met by Mandi, whose towering header flew just inches wide of the upright. Joaquín again tried his luck five minutes later with a free-kick effort that was kept out by a stunning diving save from Keylor Navas.

Theo replaces Marcelo
On the half-hour mark, Zinedine Zidane was forced in to making his first change of the night as Theo came on in place of the injured Marcelo. Betis had managed to weather the storm and came from behind to head in at the break in the ascendancy. Mandi connected with a Joaquín centre in the 33rd minute to restore parity and just four minutes later, Junior applied the finishing touch to a sweeping counter-attacking move from the hosts, with the ball striking Nacho, who attempted to clear the danger, before crossing the goalline.


Trump says Russia succeeding in sowing US discord

Us president Donald Trump, hitting out at the probes and congressional hearings into Russian election meddling, said Sunday Moscow is succeeding beyond its “wildest dreams” if its intention is to sow discord within the United States.

“They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!” Trump said in an early morning tweet.

It was one of a series of tweets posted by Trump in the wake of the indictments filed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller against 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

The indictments lay out in detail an elaborate effort by Russians using social media and agents on the ground to accentuate political divisions to sway the election in favor Trump and against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump has so far refrained from directly taking on Russia even though US intelligence chiefs warned that the interference was continuing and likely to target the upcoming US midterm elections.
“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams,” Trump said.

In another tweet minutes before, he said: “I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said ‘it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.'”

“The Russian ‘hoax’ was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia – it never did!”

AS Roma go third as Inter sink again in Genoa

AS Roma confirmed their return to form with a 2-0 win at Udinese on Saturday to move third in Serie A as Inter Milan fell back into crisis with a 2-0 loss in Genoa.
Inter had looked to have put their poor run going back two months behind them with a 2-1 success against Bologna but the revival was short lived as they suffered a fifth consecutive defeat in Genoa.
Luciano Spalletti’s side, who were top of Serie A two months ago and unbeaten until December 16, are now fourth and could fall to fifth if Lazio, who lost last weekend to Genoa, beat Verona on Monday.

Cengiz Under and Diego Perotti scored in the second half in Udine as Roma, with 50 points from 25 games, jump two points ahead of Inter.
Serie A leaders Napoli, who have 63 points, and champions Juventus, one point behind in second, are both in action on Sunday.
Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia turned the ball into his own net for Genoa’s first goal on the stroke of half-time with former Inter forward Goran Pandev scoring the second.
“When you go behind at the end of the first half with an episode like that it’s not easy, especially in this period, to regain confidence,” said Spalletti.
“We are fragile right now and that makes it difficult for us to react to setbacks.
“We have to believe our potential, believing can get us back on track and allow us to stay in the running for the top spots.”

Juventus is in top of Serie A before Napoli play

 Juventus is in  top of Serie A with a 1-0 derby win at Torino which was made possible by Alex Sandros, but rivals Napoli could reclaim the summit when they play SPAL later on Sunday.Brazilian Sandro scored after 33 minutes for the six-time defending champions who dominated despite losing top scorer Gonzalo Higuain to an early injury.

Juventus have 65 points from 25 games, two points ahead of Napoli who host struggling SPAL later in the day.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side held 2-2 by Tottenham in their Champions League home tie in Turin this week — have injury problems and were without Mario Mandzukic, Blaise Matuidi and Juan Cuadrado, with Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi starting on the bench.

But with tensions already running high in the traditional “Derby Della Mole” the visitors were reeling after three minutes when Higuain landed awkwardly on his ankle as he rushed to pick up a Miralem Pjanic cross. The Argentine played on from another 12 minutes before being replaced by Bernardeschi.

Torino had an early chance with Joel Obi and Andrea Belotti two on one against Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani but Belotti failed to control the ball.

Douglas Costa then burst down the right, his cross found Kwadwo Asamoah for a low volley that was cleared off the line by Nicolas N’Koulou of Torino.

A Belotti volley from a Iago Falque cross went into the side-netting with Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, replacing rested Gianluigi Buffon, stopping a Lorenzo De Silvestri header mid air.

Miralem Pjanic also threatened with a free kick before Juventus broke through when Bernardeschi raced down the right and crossed low for Sandro to tap in.

Dybala came on in place of Douglas Costa after 66 minutes and the Argentine almost doubled Juventus’ advantage immediately, picking up a perfect assist from Bernardeschi, but failing to finish off.

Juventus held on for their ninth consecutive Serie A win as Torino coach Walter Mazzarri suffered his first defeat in six games since taking over from Sinisa Mihajlovic.

The win was an 18th for Juventus in the last 24 Turin derbies, with Torino taking just one point in eight meetings since a 2-1 victory in April 2015.

Torino sit ninth, five points off the European places.

Old school fashion in Nigeria

 Let's go back to the colonial Nigeria, and see  our parents' swag. They sure did their thing!

If you think about the modern fashion trends, the first thing that pops up in mind is that modern culture is dominated by many fashion elements of previous decades. Yes, fashion is cyclical and many trends that seemed to be long forgotten do come back often. Learn the coolest old school styles that the fashion industry just can't get enough of! Read more:
If you think about the modern fashion trends, the first thing that pops up in mind is that modern culture is dominated by many fashion elements of previous decades. Yes, fashion is cyclical and many trends that seemed to be long forgotten do come back often. Learn the coolest old school styles that the fashion industry just can't get enough of! Read more:
If you think about the modern fashion trends, the first thing that pops up in mind is that modern culture is dominated by many fashion elements of previous decades. Yes, fashion is cyclical and many trends that seemed to be long forgotten do come back often. Learn the coolest old school styles that the fashion industry just can't get enough of! Read more:
If you think about the modern fashion trends, the first thing that pops up in mind is that modern culture is dominated by many fashion elements of previous decades. Yes, fashion is cyclical and many trends that seemed to be long forgotten do come back often. Learn the coolest old school styles that the fashion industry just can't get enough of! Read more:
If you think about the modern fashion trends, the first thing that pops up in mind is that modern culture is dominated by many fashion elements of previous decades. Yes, fashion is cyclical and many trends that seemed to be long forgotten do come back often. Learn the coolest old school styles that the fashion industry just can't get enough of! Read more:
If you think about the modern fashion trends, the first thing that pops up in mind is that modern culture is dominated by many fashion elements of previous decades. Yes, fashion is cyclical and many trends that seemed to be long forgotten do come back often. Learn the coolest old school styles that the fashion industry just can't get enough of! Read more:
If you think about the modern fashion trends, the first thing that pops up in mind is that modern culture is dominated by many fashion elements of previous decades. Yes, fashion is cyclical and many trends that seemed to be long forgotten do come back often. Learn the coolest old school styles that the fashion industry just can't get enough of! Read more:
If you think about the modern fashion trends, the first thing that pops up in mind is that modern culture is dominated by many fashion elements of previous decades. Yes, fashion is cyclical and many trends that seemed to be long forgotten do come back often. Learn the coolest old school styles that the fashion industry just can't get enough of! Read more:

What would you do if you won $10,000?

Everyone dreams of what they'd do if they suddenly came across a boat load of cash, like $10,000. Oh yeah. 

If I won $10,000, I imagine I would be investing it in a cool business that would yield profit.

If you win $10,000, what would you do? 

Please comment.


Senate react as President Buhari rejects Peace Corps bill

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the bill to establish Peace Corps which was transmitted to him last year.

 Buhari has refused to append his signature to the NPC Establishment Bill, which was officially sent to him by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Omolori, in the last week of December 2017.
The 30-day window under, which the president should sign a bill duly transmitted to him elapsed on January 31, 2018.
The President now leaves the National Assembly with the only option of mobilising two thirds of its members to veto the president’s rejection of the bill.

A top Presidency official told the newspaper last night that the President could not have assented to the NPC bill because there was no need for such an outfit under the Nigerian security architecture.

The newspaper quoted the source as saying that by implication, the bill has been rejected by Mr. President since he did not sign it into law within the stipulated 30 working days.

Reacting to the development, the Spokesman for the House of Representatives, Abdulrazaq Namdas, told the newspaper that the members would wait patiently for President Muhammadu Buhari to write the NASS on why he would not append his signature to the bill before deciding on next step.

Ayo-The Oldest Game In Yorubaland

You can use any bean, seed or bead that is about the right size (1/2” – 3/4”) to play this game.  Dried kidney beans or pinto beans are good choices, but try different kinds and see which you like best.

Each pair of players will need 48 beans or seeds. This kind of game, which is known as “Mancala” in some countries like The United States and Australia, is played differently all across Africa (in fact, there is no game called “Mancala” played anywhere in Africa!). Each culture that plays has their own rules, so there are hundreds of different ways to play. It is a very entertaining game in yorubaland, but it is fast becoming  a forgotten game. 

Some Local Foods in Nigeria

1. Pounded Yam and Egusi Soup

 Pounded Yam and Egusi soup – melon soup is a complete food in Nigeria. It is made by boiling yam and pounding it. Nigerians abroad prepare alternative pounded yam using yam flour but it doesn’t taste like the original pounded yam.

2. Tuwo Sinkafa

 It  is one of the most delicious foods in the Northern part of Nigeria. It is made by soft rice and spicy sauce. The Hausa tribes love this food and that is why most of them living abroad miss it so much.

3. Ewa Aganyin

Nigerian beans lover are crazy about Ewa Aganyi. It is made up of cooked beans and pepper sauce. It is a delicious beans dish, well-known for its softness and tasty sauce.

4.Amala and Ewedu Soup
 It is a classic Nigerian food, mostly eaten by the Yoruba tribes, especially people from Oyo State, but it is appreciated by other tribes.

Dance Steps In Some Part of West Africa

1.Galala Dance

 This dance was highly associated with ghetto to the point that it became the official dance in Nigeria ghetto community.

2. Suo Dance

This is another African dance that made waves across Africa especially the west.

3 Bobaraba Dance

It originated from Ivory Coast. It otherwise regarded as "big bottom" dance.


What It Takes To be a Boxer

It is a hard works to be a boxer
It is not easy to punch the punching bag. The boxers should be celebrity.

Quick Ways To Fix Greasy Hair

Greasy hair is primarily caused by a build-up of the natural secretion from the sebaceous glands in the scalp and is characterised by the continuous development of natural grease on the scalp.

Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo saves your hair on days you don’t have the time for an extensive shampoo. Greasy hair is one those things every woman dreads. Spritz some dry shampoo in your hair and you’re good to go.

In situations where you don’t have a dry shampoo, a talcum powder will do just fine to reduce greasy hair. Apply a considerably low amount – half a handful – and be sure to really wipe away all excess from your hair.

NCAA to investigate Delta’s plane emergency landing at Lagos airport

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday said it would investigate the emergency landing by an Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Adurogboye said that NCAA had been notified of the incident, stressing that it was the duty of regulatory authority to investigate such occurrences in order to ascertain what led to it.

He noted that the pilot acted in accordance with the Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) by making an air return immediately the left engine of the aircraft caught fire in-flight.
NAN recalls that the Delta Air Lines flight 55 which took off around 10:50 pm on Tuesday, made an air return less than an hour later due to an engine fault.
The pilot announced the evacuation of all the passengers on board within 90 seconds, after contacting the control towers when the left engine of the aircraft caught fire.
A statement signed by the United States carrier’s media consultant in Nigeria, Mr Tope Awe, on Wednesday, said the A330-200 had an issue with one of its two engines.
“The flight landed safely and customers exited the aircraft on the runway via emergency slides.
“Airport fire authorities met the aircraft upon arrival. Delta’s customers were bussed back to the terminal.
“Delta is aware of five customers reporting non-critical injuries as a result of the evacuation.
“Delta teams have provided overnight hotel accommodations to customers and will rebook customers on an alternate Delta aircraft Wednesday afternoon.
“The safety of Delta’s customers and crew members is always our top priority,” Awe said.

Uproar as Senate reverses election sequence of 2019

• Wants N’Assembly poll first, presidential last
• Dissenters walk out, say move anti-Buhari

Intrigues ahead of next year’s general election took a fresh twist, yesterday, with the Senate’s approval of a new sequence for the polls.
The schedule released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed presidential and National Assembly elections for Saturday, February 16, 2019, while governorship and state Assembly elections come up Saturday, March 2, 2019.
The Senate, however, reversed the order, demanding the National Assembly election come first while the presidential hold last.
The move, which caused a split between proponents and opponents of Section 25 of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, sparked an uproar and a walkout by dissenting legislators.
The National Assembly Conference, which harmonised differences between the versions passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives, had barely presented its report for ratification when the antagonism began.
Many senators initially faulted the presentation by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif (APC, Bauchi), on the ground that copies had not been distributed.
Senate President Bukola Saraki solved the problem by asking Nazif to pass the copies around, as the presentation went on. But it returned as a bigger storm a few minutes later when the question to adopt the report or not was tabled.
Although Saraki ruled in favour of adoption, some senators kicked.
Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta), Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano) and a few others called for a division to enable physical counting of lawmakers for or against the new sequence.

Brit awards ask guests to wear white rose pins to support #MeToo

The organisers of the Brit awards have invited attendees to wear a white rose pin to the ceremony to acknowledge the entertainment industry’s fight against sexual harassment.
In a letter sent this afternoon to nominees, guests and the 1,000 members of the Brits voting academy, and seen by the Guardian, the Brits director of events and charities, Maggie Crowe, said the pin would be given out “as a symbol of solidarity, which we invite them to wear, if they so choose”.
The pins will be distributed ahead of guests’ arrival on the red carpet.
It will be the third such symbolic gesture at a high-profile awards ceremony this year. After the allegations of sexual assault levelled at the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a group of actors and activists founded the Time’s Up initiative and urged guests at the Golden Globes to wear black in support of their movement. Attendees largely obliged.

Liza Minnelli auctions Cabaret outfit in huge 'downsizing' sale

Liza Minnelli’s signature Cabaret bowler hat, boots and halter top vest are going up for auction in a sale of more than 1,000 lots belonging to the singer, her mother, Judy Garland, and her movie director father, Vincente Minnelli.
California auction house Profiles in History announced on Wednesday that the Love, Liza auction in May, the first from Minnelli’s vast personal collection, would also include her 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow as well as her hand-annotated shooting script for Cabaret.
The 1972 musical brought Minnelli a best actress Oscar for her performance as Berlin nightclub singer Sally Bowles and sent her career rocketing.
Price estimates have yet to be determined as auctioneers sort through the collection that Minnelli has assembled over decades.
Minnelli, 71, said she was selling to downsize her life.
The Judy Garland memorabilia includes an MGM studio paycheck that was issued when she was 13, before she appeared in her first film, along with a green tramp clown tailcoat she wore for a 1956 photograph by Richard Avedon.
Items by the fashion designer known simply as Halston include garments that Minnelli wore on stage, screen and in personal appearances, including a red sequined tuxedo from the 1970s, and a black and crimson beaded flapper dress.
“I am hoping that fashion and textile museums will get a chance to get this. Everything was custom made for her,” Maddalena said.
“We have tried to make an auction where there is something for everybody. There will be things for a few hundred dollars, and things for tens of thousands. It will cover the

Fifteen Russian security staff killed in Syria explosion

Fifteen Russians employed in Syria by a private security company have been killed after an explosion rocked an arms depot at their base in the country, according to a monitoring group.
The incident happened at the company’s weapons storage facility at Tabiya Jazira in the northeastern province of Deir Ezzor, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Observatory directory Rami Abdel Rahman said the company in question was in charge of “protecting the oil and gas fields controlled by the Syrian regime”.
“Fifteen Russians working for a Russian private security company were killed in an explosion at a weapons depot of the company in Tabiya Jazira in Deir Ezzor province,” he told Agence France-Presse.

The Russian workers were accompanying regime forces as they advanced towards the oil and gas fields on the eastern banks of Euphrates river controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters.
The Observatory’s website suggested the regime fighters had been trying to access weapons at the depot but set off a booby-trap explosion. It said a total of 23 people were killed, including the 15 Russians. The other casualties werre believed to be regime fighters of the al-Baqir brigade.

Timothée Chalamet Arrives

A 20-year-old from New York arrives six weeks before the rest of a movie cast to learn two instruments and a new language for a role as a brainy trilingual teenager swept up in his first love affair. Months on, having worn the character around all season and having fallen deeply, helplessly, in love with the other actors, and the director, the actor is prepped for an extended close-up, without a cut, over which the credits will roll.
It is the third-to-last day of production, and the hurt is real for the young actor and it is settling in—this is like nothing he's ever experienced before, and he's twisted up about it, because others who have been around a lot longer than he has are saying the same thing, that this experience is singular. The director, having witnessed "a consistent and constant surprise, and yet not a surprise at all," as he'd put it later, in the roiling preternatural performance by this no-name New Yorker, films three takes—each four minutes long, matched to the length of the end-credit song that the actor hears in his earpiece, and against which the actor's face communicates most registers of the hurting side of the heart. This final shot, it goes and goes and goes and goes, and just when people who watch a lot of movies think it's going to end, it goes a little more. The longing and nostalgia and love are real, and the actor is a conduit. Little does he know that this day, this scene, will serve as the inflection point of his nascent life.
How does a single movie scene transform a life? Here's how:

Suswam lauds Cat Dance A FG’s Operation

A former Governor of Benue, Mr Gabriel Suswam, has praised the Federal Government for its intervention in the bloody herdsmen crisis in the state.
Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Makurdi, Suswam pleaded with Benue residents to cooperate with security agencies deployed in the state to achieve lasting peace.
“Let us be law-abiding and cooperate with security agencies to ensure the success of the military operation in the state,” he said.

Benue, Nigeria’s food basket, has witnessed repeated bloody attacks by herdsmen, prompting the Federal Government to deploy troops to enforce peace.
According to Suswam, Operation Cat Dance (Ayem a Kpatuma) being carried out by the military will ultimately restore our lost pride.

Commiserating with hundreds of people, who had lost their lives in the unrelenting attacks, the former governor condemned what he termed “ wanton destruction of lives and property” by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Suswam said he was optimistic that the crisis would soon end, given the efforts of the Federal Government to get to the root of the problem.
He called residents of the state, who had attained 18 years to register during the continuous voter registration to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
The PVC is the right given to eligible voters to exercise their franchise in the 2019 general elections by voting for candidates who will ensure peace and progress of the state.

Mane hits hat-trick as Liverpool crush toothless Porto

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mane fired the away side ahead in the first leg of the last-16 clash, before Mohamed Salah’s audacious finish quickly made it two.
The Senegalese forward slotted in his second as Liverpool completely outclassed their opponents, with Roberto Firmino adding his name to the scoresheet with 20 minutes to play, before Mane’s searing strike completed his first European hat-trick.

The Death of Morgan Tsvangirai-Zimbabwe opposition leader

Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who fought Robert Mugabe’s regime for many years, died on Wednesday after battling against cancer, a party official said.
Tsvangirai, who founded the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in 1999, was among the most prominent critics of Mugabe, the long-time authoritarian leader who was ousted from power in November.
“It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon and fighter for democracy,” Elias Mudzuri, one of the vice-presidents of the MDC, said on Twitter.

Tsvangirai’s death was confirmed to AFP by another senior party member. He was 65.
Mugabe’s government detained him on numerous occasions over his vocal criticism of the regime.
Security forces swooped on Tsvangirai in 1989 after he bluntly warned about the rising tide of political repression in the country.
Tsvangirai also claimed to have been the target of four assassination attempts — including one in 1997 in which he said attackers attempted to throw him out of his office window.

Zuma resigns with immediate effect

South African President Jacob Zuma announced his immediate resignation on Wednesday after the ruling ANC party threatened to eject him from office via a parliamentary vote of no confidence.

Scandal-tainted Zuma said in a 30-minute national television address that he had "come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect".

"I have served the people of South Africa to the best of my ability. I am forever grateful that they trusted me with the highest office in the land," he said.


FG to declare ‘state of emergency’ in education sector-NANS

The Zone A Coordinator of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Malam Umar Faki, has called on the Federal Government to declare emergency in the nation’s education sector.
Faki made the call in Daura, Katsina State, on Tuesday, when he addressed thousands of students of the Yusuf Bala Usman College of Legal Studies during a one day symposium on free digital skills training for the students.
He lamented the dilapidated and comatose nature of the nation’s education system, especially in recent time, stressing that most of the infrastructures in our schools are not functional.
The coordinator said the Federal Government needed to construct additional lecture theatres, students’ hostels as well as recruit additional capable and able teachers.

Eriksen Spurs draw spoils Higuain show in Turin

Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen pulled Tottenham back from the brink to hold Juventus 2-2 in Turin, spoiling what had looked set to be a Gonzalo Higuain one-man show in the Champions League last 16, first leg in Turin on Tuesday.
Higuain had put Juventus finalists twice in the past three seasons two goals up within the first nine minutes at the Allianz Stadium.
The Argentine’s lightning strike after just 73 seconds was followed by a second from the spot to leave Mauricio Pochettino’s English side reeling.
But the 30-year-old missed two further chances to hammer home Juventus’s domination in the first half, with his second penalty hitting the crossbar just before the break.
Kane pulled Spurs back into the game after 35 minutes, latching onto a Dele Alli pass to round a helpless Gianluigi Buffon who had advanced off his line, making no mistake alone in front of goal.
It was 24-year-old Kane’s seventh goal this season and puts him level with Steven Gerrard for the most scored by an English player in a single Champions League season.
Dane Eriksen whipped in the second with a 70th-minute free-kick after centre-back Giorgio Chiellini fouled Alli, sending it low past a diving Buffon.
The away goals leave Spurs in a strong position ahead of the return leg on March 7 at Wembley Stadium in London.


Red Cross not part of negotiations for release of UNIMAID lecturers

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said it was not a part of the negotiations that led to the release of three University of Maiduguri lecturers and 10 other persons kidnapped by a faction of Boko Haram headed by Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi.
The Nigerian government announced the release of the 13 people Saturday in a statement. It claimed that they were freed after a series of negotiations authorised by President Muhammadu Buhari and ‘facilitated’ by the ICRC.
ICRC, however,  said it was a “neutral intermediary” and that the role it played was similar to the ones it did during the release of two batches of Chibok Girls by the insurgents in October 2016 and May 2017.

“The ICRC was not involved in any negotiations that led to the handover of the 13 people,” ICRC said in a statement on Saturday.
“The armed opposition handed the 13 people over to ICRC representatives who transported them to Nigerian authorities. This action was similar to what the ICRC did in October 2016 and May 2017, when we transported the released ‘Chibok girls’ to Nigerian officials.”
Its involvement, it said, was at the request of the parties to the on-going armed conflict.
The three university lecturers released on Saturday were part of an NNPC team on a mission to find commercial quantities of crude oil in the Lake Chad basin.
Not less than 69 people were killed in the raid that targeted a military and police convoy, according to an AFP report. The vice-chancellor of UNIMAID Professor Ibrahim Njodi said five members of staff from the university – two lecturers, two technologists and a driver – were among those killed.
Shortly after their kidnap, the three men appeared in a video released by the insurgents, pleading for a government intervention.
“I want to call on the acting president professor Yemi Osinbajo to come to our rescue to meet the demand,” one of the men said in the video.

71 people involved in a plane Crash near Moscow

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital’s Domodedovo airport, Russian media reported. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow. Russian news agencies reported 65 passengers and 6 crew were on board.
News agencies said witnesses in the village of Argunovo saw a burning plane falling from the sky.

A source from Russia’s emergency services told Interfax that the 71 people on board “had no chance” of survival.
The same news agency reported that the wreckage of the plane was spread over a wide area around the crash site.
Russian state television aired a video of the crash site, showing parts of the wreckage in the snow. Russia has seen record high snowfalls in recent days and visibility was reportedly poor.
The Russian-made plane was 7 years-old and bought by Saratov Airlines from another Russian airline a year ago.
Russian media reported that the emergency services were unable to reach the crash site by road and that rescue workers walked to the scene on foot. Emergency services said in a statement that over 150 rescue workers were deployed to the site.

There is disunity as Zuma Fights exist-Ramaphosa

South Africa’s president-in-waiting Cyril Ramaphosa admitted Sunday to “disunity and discord” in the ruling ANC party as the deadlocked effort to oust scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma grinds on.
Ramaphosa said he wanted to replace “a period of difficulty, disunity and discord” with “a new beginning” for the party, and he vowed to tackle corruption that has tarnished Zuma’s government.
With Zuma refusing a party request to resign, the African National Congress’s top decision-making committee will meet on Monday.

The committee could recall the president from office, though he would be under no constitutional obligation to obey the order.
Ramaphosa told an ANC rally in Cape Town that the meeting would “finalise” the matter, but he gave no further details.
“We know you want closure — we will be doing so keeping our eyes on what is in the interests of all our people,” he said to loud applause.
Zuma has clung to power after rejecting a request by his party’s senior officials to resign a week ago.
Several thousand ANC supporters wearing the party’s signature yellow, green and black colours attended the rally at the symbolic Grand Parade in central Cape Town.


Six died in Nigeria boat crash

Latest News-Six children drowned when two boats collided and capsized in northwest Nigeria, the emergency services said on Wednesday.
A passenger boat on the River Niger collided head-on with another vessel carrying onions to a market in the fishing town of Yauri in Kebbi state on Tuesday evening.
Sani Dodo, head of the Kebbi state emergency management agency, told AFP: “We have recovered six bodies of children five boys and a girl between the ages of five and eight.
“Sixty passengers were rescued and 13 of them have been taken to hospital for treatment from various injuries.”
Divers were conducting a search for 12 other people from the passenger boat who were unaccounted for, he added.
“The boats were sailing in the dark without lights at about 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) on Tuesday when they collided and capsized.”
The 78 passengers were mostly traders from Suru village, on the other side of the river.
The five-man crew on the cargo boat survived, said Dodo.
Last September, 56 people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying more than 100 traders from the Niger republic capsized on the river in the Bagudu district of Kebbi.
Capsizes happen frequently in Nigeria due to overcrowding and inadequately maintained vessels, particularly during the annual rainy season but collisions are not common.

Trump’s military parade plan sparks backlash

President Donald Trump’s dream of hosting a military parade in Washington was met with widespread derision Wednesday, with critics seeing evidence of creeping authoritarianism.
White House and military officials confirmed that planning for the event was already underway, but said a date had not yet been decided.Democratic lawmakers leaped to pillory Trump’s plan as an “idiot” and “authoritarian” idea from a “Napoleon in the making.”
Meanwhile support was thin on the ground, even among Trump’s advocates in Congress.Republican Senator Lyndsey Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill a parade “makes sense,” with some caveats.

Spurs end Newport’s Cup run at the second attempt

Tottenham Hotspur finally ended lowly Newport County’s brave FA Cup run with a 2-0 win in a fourth-round replay at Wembley on Wednesday.
Spurs, the eight-times FA Cup winners, were just eight minutes away from a humiliating exit when England striker Harry Kane scored to salvage a 1-1 draw away to fourth-tier Newport last month.
But it was a different story at Wembley where, with South Korea’s Son Heung-Min impressing for Tottenham, Dan Butler’s 26th-minute own goal and an Erik Lamela strike eight minutes later put Spurs 2-0 up before half-time.


Why students Hates Mathematics

An educationist, Mr Philip Balogun, on Friday said that many students lose interest in Mathematics because of the difficult and cumbersome processes applied by their teachers.
Balogun, who is Vice Principal, Grace Group of Schools, Gbagada, spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said for this reason, many children, right from the tender age, developed cold feet in solving mathematics problems.
The educationist said there was a need to be more creative in teaching the subject to make such students interested in it.

43 years jail term for London mosque attacker

A Briton who deliberately drove a van into a group of worshippers near a London mosque, killing one man, was on Friday sentenced to life in prison with a minimum 43-year term.
Darren Osborne, 48, from the Welsh capital Cardiff, was found guilty of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London in the June 19 attack.
Passing sentence at a London court, judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb told Osborne: “This was a terrorist attack. You intended to kill.”

FG engages Saudi Arabian authorities over Nigerians on death row

Federal Government said it would continue to engage Saudi Arabian authorities in negotiations over the fate of Nigerians on death row for alleged drug trafficking in that country.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja on Friday.
The minister’s reaction followed report that there were no fewer than 25 Nigerian drug suspects held in several prisons in Saudi Arabia.
The report indicated that 15 of the suspects were on death row, while three had been executed, leading to a call on Federal Government to intervene.

28-Year-Old Nigerian Student Abducted And Killed In Cyprus

The body of a 28-year-old Nigerian student has been recovered at the Çanakkale Pond near Famagusta.

According to police investigation, Kennedy Toomwabwa Dede was assaulted by 8 people, on the 30th of January 2018, kidnapped from his car, taken to the Çanakkale Pond, seriously beaten and killed there.


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Economic recessions has affected our University as 35 staff of Lafia University sacked

Economic recessions has affected 35 staff of Lafia Federal University and terminated their appointment due to inability to pay their salaries.
This development was made known on Sunday in Lafia by Mohammed Sanusi-Liman, Vice Chancellor of the university, who said the institution took the decision due to paucity of funds.
According to Sanusi-Liman the affected staff, include 11 corps members who were retained after their service year and 24 others.
He said the institution had mandated its management to secure funds to pay off those affected since they had worked for over five months without being paid.
“It would be inhuman to keep the staff working when we cannot pay them giving our poor budget and that is why the council decided that we should pay them off,” he said.
The Vice Chancellor said for several months the university had experienced a shortfall of over N38 million in its allocation which had adversely affected the running of the institution.