Popular rapper, Rick Ross on life support

Popular Rapper, Rick Ross is reportedly under life support over the malfunction of his heart and lungs. Ross was hospitalised early Thursday morning after he was found unresponsive in his Florida home by police and emergency teams, TMZ reported It was reported that an ambulance took the 42-year-old Florida native to Miami area hospital where he was treated for respiratory issues. Ross is said to have a history of seizures, and a 911 caller said that Ross was just “nodding his head.” According to TMZ, Ross is being treated in…

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Wilder calls out Anthony Joshua after another TKO

American heavyweight champion  Deontay Wilder tempted Britain’s Anthony Joshua with  a fight after knocking out Cuba’s Luis Ortiz in the 10th round on Saturday. Wilder has been trying unsuccessfully to get a unification fight with two-belt titleholder Joshua. With no date set he had to fight the dangerous counter-punching Ortiz (28-1). Together they are all part of a crop of new fighters who are trying to bring the heavyweight division back into the boxing spotlight. On Saturday Wilder floored Cuba’s Luis Ortiz in the 10th round  to retain his World…

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South Korea sends envoys to North Korea

A team of special envoys from South Korea will depart from Seoul to North Korea on Monday to push for talks between Washington and Pyongyang on nuclear weapons. The delegation, announced by President  Moon Jae-in office on Sunday, is the latest chapter in a remarkable Olympics-driven detente between the two Koreas. An intense rapprochement saw the two foes march together at the South’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that ended February 25, with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un sending his sister as a special envoy to the event. Kim Yo Jong’s…

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EFCC vows to stop political parties from money sharing

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is has resolved to extend its searchlight to political parties to stop them from further corrupting politics with money. As the 2019 general elections get closer, EFCC is taking steps to stop money sharing at conventions of political parties. The Chairman of the anti-graft body, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, said EFCC is working with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop politicians from sharing money at party conventions or at polling centres. According to Punch, Magu unveiled his new anti-corruption shift, during “Question Time’’, a…

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2019: Atiku to formally declare for presidency in two weeks

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that he will formally declare his 2019 presidential ambition on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform in two weeks. Atiku said the event will take place in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Waziri of Adamawa disclosed this on Saturday in Abuja at the formal launch of the Street to Street Support Initiative (SSSI) for Atiku 2019 and the inauguration of national, zonal and states officers of the organisation led by National President and Head of Administration Wabara Emeka Gerald. He…

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Rann: Goodluck Jonathan reacts to killing of UN humanitarian workers

The immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the killing of United Nation staff by Boko Haram insurgents. Jonathan condemned the spate of killings in the country, particularly the recent attack that led to the death of international aid workers in Rann, Borno State. Following the attack in Rann on 1st March 2018, three aid workers were killed and one was injured. Reacting in a Facebook post on Saturday, Jonathan called for international cooperation in the war against terrorism, noting that an attack on a nation is…

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Man shot himself outside White House-Secret Service

A man shot himself in the head in front of the White House at just before noon Saturday, a Secret Service spokesperson has told CNN. “Secret Service personnel are responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line of @WhiteHouse,” the Secret Service tweeted as the incident unfolded. The man approached the fence line, removed a concealed handgun and fired several rounds, none of which appear to have been aimed at the White House, a Secret Service spokesperson said. A…

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Third Force vs 2019: Crowding or cleansing the electoral space

As at the last count, there are no less than three distinct organisations or movements championing the much talked about third force in Nigeria politics. Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo had in a public statement thumbed down both the ruling and main opposition parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The momentum generated by the promoters and the attention being granted to the new political sensation show to what extent the people have become disillusioned with the nature of politics and politicians in the country….

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Apple reportedly planning to release cheaper MacBook Air later this year

Apple hasn’t done much with its ultra-thin MacBook Air in recent years, opting to slim down some of its other offerings instead. But the computer is reasonably popular, and according to Apple analyst KGI Securities (via 9to5Mac), the company is reportedly planning to release a cheaper model at some point in the second quarter of 2018. According to 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects that Apple will release a 13-inch MacBook Air “with a lower price tag,” later this year, and that the lower price could help boost Apple’s laptop sales….

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Biafra: IPOB identifies Igbos’ major problem, blasts Zik

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has identified what it described as the biggest problem of the Igbo nation. The pro-Biafra group said on Saturday that the main problem of the Igbos was that their leaders were undermining the collective interest of the people. IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, traced what he called the bad leadership in Igbo land to the era of the late Ukpabi Asika, who served as the administrator of the defunct East Central State after the Nigeria –Biafra…

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