16 Nigerian women trafficked through Libya were rescued by the Police

These women were recruited in Benin, Nigeria under false promises of a better life in Europe and were then trafficked to Spain, by using land routes to Libya, and from there to Italy by sea.
 
Upon their arrival in Spain, these women were handed over to a madam and forced into prostitution until they paid off their debt. They were also coerced under voodoo threats by which they pledged to pay the debt incurred and not to denounce their exploiters to the police.
Watch the shocking video of a woman displaying the lists used to monitor how much they pay to settle their debts below.

Sierra Leone: Amara Darboh in the big league of American football

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Amara Darboh is a Sierra Leonean playing in the top level of American football. He was born on February 1, 1994, and is now a professional wide receiver (offensive runner and ball-catcher) for the Seatle Seahawks. He was drafted to the NFL in 2017. Darboh was orphaned during the Sierra Leone Civil War and moved to Iowa at age seven. He attended High School and then enrolled at the University of Michigan in 2012. He was the team’s leading receiver with 58 catches in 2016.
 
He flourished with his university team. His best game of the 2014 season was against Indiana on November 1, as he had nine receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown. Over the course of the entire 2014 season, Darboh was Michigan’s second leading receiver with 36 catches for 473 yards and two touchdowns. Over the course of the 2015 season, he led the Wolverines with 58 receptions, and his 727 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns ranked second among the Michigan receivers. Darboh was the leading Michigan receiver with 38 catches for 664 yards and five touchdowns. During the 2016 season, Darboh was the team’s leading receiver with 52 receptions for 826 yards and seven touchdowns. He clearly has a bright future in the highest league of American football.

U.S concerned about political violence in Sierra Leone

“The U.S. Embassy urges all parties and candidates to reiterate to their constituents their commitment to a non-violent, law abiding and peaceful democratic process”.
On Friday January 26th 2018, violence erupted in the middle of the ruling party’s rally to mark the nomination of their presidential candidate Dr. Samura Kamara. The violence left at least one youth dead and several others seriously wounded. Several police officers were injured as they tried to end the fighting among APC youths dressed in their red sun symbol t-shirts, throwing stones, carrying sticks and machetes.
(Photo: Ruling APC presidential candidate – Samura Kamara, taking part in the rally which became violent).
The APC youths, also set fire in the middle of a major street – Campbell Street, as they blocked all movements of pedestrians and vehicles, preventing innocent civilians from exercising their freedom of movement.
In response to the violence, the opposition have called for a thorough investigation by the police, and for the Political Parties Registration Commission to take steps to put the ruling APC under proper control, so as to avoid sending the country back to war.

Arsenal signs Borussia Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for club record £56m

Arsenal have signed Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in a club record £56m deal.
The Gunners had two bids for the 28-year-old rejected by Dortmund before agreeing a fee that eclipses the £46.5m July purchase of Alexandre Lacazette. Dortmund would only sell after finding a replacement, with Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi to join on loan.
Aubameyang scored 141 goals in 213 games for Dortmund since 2013, including 21 in 24 matches this season.  But he was suspended by the German club for their match against Wolfsburg on 14 January for missing a team meeting.
The forward was also left out of the squad for their next game game at Hertha Berlin because club officials felt he was not focused enough, but he played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Freiburg.  He has played 56 times for Gabon, scoring 23 goals.

Yemi Alade’s Schedule for European Leg of Black Magic World Tour

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The award-winning vocalist has unveiled the dates and cities, she will crash in the European leg of the tour which will kick off in Sweden come April of 2018.

Miss Alade will reveal more dates in the future..

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A 21 year old Zimbabwean woman and Her two Sisters were shot dead by her Solider husband

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23-year-old Carlos Tinashe Chapeyema, who is attached to the Zimbabwe National Army Infantry Battalion Brigade at Battlefields, Kwekwe, shot dead his wife, Ashley Phiri (21) and her siblings, Nkosivumile Ncube (16) and Rita Nkomo (23) at his in-laws’ house in New Magwegwe suburb in the early hours of last Wednesday.

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British-Nigerian boxer,showed off his incredible physique

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The world heavyweight champion shared this Instagram photo of himself, where he showed off his incredibly cut physique.

On the 31st of March, he will be facing Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium.

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI declares in Rare public statement, ” ‘I’m in the last phase of my life”

 

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In a letter sent to an Italian newspaper on Tuesday,the former pope Emeritus Benedict XVI ,said he’s in the final phase of his life .

The 90-year-old wrote the letter as the fifth anniversary of his historic resignation approaches to Corriere della Sera, one of Italy’s leading dailies.

The letter also addresses queries from readers surrounding his health and state of mind.
“So many readers want to know how I am spending this last period of my life, ” he wrote in the letter, which the newspaper printed on its front page on Wednesday.
Forner Pope Benedict became the first Pope in 600 years to resign from the Seat of St Peter when he stepped down in February 2013.
His decision stunned the world, including the Roman Catholic Church when he announced his intention to resign.

Source: lindaikejiblog.com

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Heavy fog causes car pile up in Abu Dhabi leaving Several Injured

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44-vehicles were piled-up in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning and it was caught on video by commuters.

A man is heard screaming in Arabic and urging others to stay out of the way: “Hello, hello, cars are coming so fast, please stay out of the way, god protect us, god protect us in this heavy fog,”

Watch a video of the incident Here

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Drake Donates $25,000 to a High School in Miami

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On the 5th of February, the internet was flooded with videos of #Drake and his crew shooting the video for his latest single #GodsPlan at Miami Senior High School. Along with surprising the students, as a thank you for their hospitality, Drake also donated $25,000 to the school and is reportedly in talks to design school uniforms as well!

Source: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-shoots-gods-plan-video-in-miami-news.43384.html

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Broadcasters in Kenya Have Come Back Online After Government Block

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Two Kenyan television stations have resumed broadcasting after being taken off air for plans to show a rally held by the country’s opposition leader.
The NTV and KTN channels were both accessible on Monday, but two others – Citizen TV and Inooro TV – remained blocked, Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper reported on Monday.

Source: Al Jazeera

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Freedom of Press Returns To The Gambia

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The hashtag #GambiaHasDecided has appeared on walls throughout the country since December 9, 2016, the day Yahya Jammeh refused his defeat and vowed to remain in power despite losing the election to Adama Barrow.

Source: Nicolas Leblanc/Al Jazeera

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Nollywood Actress and Philanthropist,Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is 40 Today!

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The gorgeous actress took to Instagram to share this amazing photo of herself and wrote:

“Dear Lord…THANK YOU.

I’m so grateful..

You alone have done this and it is marvelous in my sight.Happy Birthday to me.It is only the beginning. #omotola4point0 ”

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Antonio Conte’s Days as Chelsea Manager Seems to be Numbered

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After the Blues suffered yet another disappointing result, falling 4-1 to Watford on Monday evening, just five days after losing 3-0 at home to Bournemouth. Chelsea Supporters Call For Antonio Conte’s Sack As Chelsea Manager.

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Kylie Jenner,Declared The Richest Among the Kardastrian Sisters

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Kylie Jenner has now beat sister Kim Kardashian to become the richest member of the Kardashian family.
Her Lip Kit has now placed her at the top of a globally successful beauty empire and she has now been declared the richest of all her siblings. Kylie’s company is estimated to run at $386million and is projected to be worth $1billion by the year 2022.

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Sierra Leone News:Maada Bio of The SLPP Have Launched his Manifesto for the 2018 Elections

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Presenting his Manifesto in the Port Loko province, this is what Maada Bio said:

“I am deeply humbled by the membership of the great Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) for giving me the singular honour to carry its flag as Presidential Candidate for the second time into the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections scheduled for the 7th March 2018. I
thank you all for the confidence and trust that you have reposed in me to be your Flag Bearer and to provide the strong, visionary, disciplined and credible leadership to change and transform our beloved Sierra Leone into a middle-income country of the 21st Century.
The first time I was bestowed this honour was in 2012. On that occasion, I believe we won the presidential elections but lost the results declared by Christiana Thorpe, Chairperson of the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Our attempt to invalidate her action was frustrated by the Courts which technically avoided consideration of the merits of our case.
We were faced then with a stark choice: either to accept the results as declared or insist upon a proper verification of them. We felt compelled to choose the former because we were deeply conscious of the disturbing repercussions awaiting the hapless majority of our people and also because we were not oblivious of the fact that we were still emerging from the throes of a devastating 11-year Civil War.
Our decision to let the 2012 results stand should therefore not be misconstrued by anyone. We knew it would expose the masses of our people to the suffocating cesspit of APC government misrule for yet another five years.
So for these 2018 Elections let there be no mistake. The SLPP will not accept results of elections that are not credible and transparent and are not a true reflection of the will of the electorate.
Furthermore, we insist that the election environment must completely eschew any form of intimidation or the use or threat of violence.
All candidates owe it as a duty to the entire citizenry to ensure that they pursue their aspirations only in such an environment. And the Election Day, 7th March 2018, must be made a day like any other. Nothing more, nothing less.
The 10 years of APC government misrule and economic mismanagement since 2007 has created considerable suffering for our people. I have seen this first-hand during my nationwide tour of the country.
The bad governance of the APC government under President Koroma has made Sierra Leone one of the poorest countries in the World and the third worse country in the World where people do not have enough food to eat.
Ordinary Sierra Leoneans have seen how the APC government’s Agenda for Change transformed itself into the APC Agenda for Corruption and the country is now one of the most corrupt in the world.
As if this was not enough, the APC again crafted an Agenda for Prosperity which has since mutated into the APC Agenda for Poverty.
We are a rich country endowed with enormous natural resources but the APC government has made us into a poor people, where our youth do not have jobs, our teachers, our nurses, our police and all public servants are poorly paid.
Under President Koroma’s APC government, our education system has been completely decimated while they send their children to private schools in America and England.
This despicable state of affairs has to change. The people of this country are yearning for change and change is inevitable and inescapable. The SLPP is ready and prepared to lead this democratic change on 7th March 2018.
In these Elections, I am again offering the nation hope and a new promise that Sierra Leone will be better for all under my leadership.
I promise a New Direction for Sierra Leone as a united, peaceful, progressive, dynamic, confident, enterprising and happy nation where the people have unlimited access to jobs, food, education and health services and where there is equal justice and equal opportunity for all.
We must transform Sierra Leone into a Middle-Income Country of the 21st Century. This is my vision for Sierra Leone.
The flagship of our strategic priorities will focus on developing the country’s human capital through free education. We believe in giving every child a good education so that they can develop themselves, support their families and build our nation for the future.
To achieve this audacious vision, we will change and transform our economy through diversification, transformation of our agricultural sector through mechanised commercial farming, invest in building our critical infrastructure and above all, provide efficient and effective political and economic management of the state and its natural resources guided by respect for the supremacy of the Rule of Law.
Our New Direction therefore offers the people of Sierra Leone a STARK CHOICE between the current ‘Business as Usual Status Quo’ of the APC that has converted Sierra Leone into a land of poverty, rampant corruption, gross indiscipline and underdevelopment and the SLPP’s New Direction’s promise of Change and Transformation that will make Sierra Leone a significantly better country through inclusive politics, inclusive economic growth, inclusive development and inclusive governance.
Our New Direction will give every Sierra Leonean the ladder of opportunity to climb and achieve their greatest potential for personal development.
Our New Direction will ensure the efficient political and economic management of the state and its natural resources to capacitate our country to pay for and finance all our basic and essential services and to invest in our critical infrastructure for sustainable development.
So for those of our compatriots who are still sitting on the fence pondering on whom to vote for on 7th March, I implore you to see for yourselves the daily suffering of the masses of our people.
The realities of excruciating poverty and unaffordable education; a youthquake of unskilled, underemployed and unemployed youth roaming the streets; ballooning food prices and food insecurity; widespread indiscipline and the breakdown of law and order, are all too stark and unmistakable.
Just as the SLPP was the only Party with the correct Agenda to restore Sierra Leone to enduring peace, stability and security after the 11-year Civil War, so I promise to make the SLPP the only Party with the correct Agenda to change and transform Sierra Leone into a bouncing and prosperous 21st Century middle-income economy for the benefit of all.
This Manifesto is the product of very extensive and intensive consultations nation-wide. It defines the New Direction for Sierra Leone and embodies the hopes and aspirations of the suffering people of this country.
I therefore commend this Manifesto to you for your approval and ask that you signify your agreement by voting overwhelmingly for the SLPP to bounce back to power in the State House, in Parliament and in all the Local Councils around the country.
The future of your country and your children is now firmly in your hands! Therefore, it is my singular privilege as the Presidential Candidate to formally launch the People’s Manifesto by the Sierra Leone People’s party for the 7th March 2018 elections.
It is the Manifesto of the People, for the People and by the People. Thank you and God bless you all”.

Download the manifesto here:

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The Missing African Mona Lisa Painting Found in London

 

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The painting “Tutu” by Nigeria’s modern artist Ben Enwonwu found on display at Bonhams Auction House in London, the United Kingdom on February 7, 2018.

“It has been a legendary painting for 40 years, everybody keeps talking about Tutu, saying ‘where is Tutu?’,” the Booker Prize-winning writer Okri told AFP.

“I think of it as the African Mona Lisa,” said award-winning novelist Ben Okri, gazing at the long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess which recently turned up in a London flat.
Ben Enwonwu’s 1974 painting of Adetutu “Tutu” Ademiluyi, daughter of a Yoruba king, has taken on almost mythical status in the painter’s native Nigeria.
It was last seen in 1975 but is now up for sale after its surprise rediscovery.

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The painting is expected to sell for around £250,000 ($347,000, 282,000 euros) when it goes on sale jointly in London and Lagos on February 28, but Okri argued that its worth was more than financial.

Source: channeltv.com

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A Smart Stick has been Developed for The Visually Impaired By a Malawai Final Year Student

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Final year students of the University of Livingstonia in Malawi made headlines for the creation of a sensory walking stick for the blind. The stick is devised to aid visually impaired persons to move around with ease by detecting obstacles in their path when they are walking.
 
For ease of use and operation, the Smart Stick is designed to use cell batteries, which are readily available and affordable. Although it was only just unveiled at a conference and is yet to be made commercially available, the Smart Stick has been praised as one innovation that would especially help visually impaired students.
 

 

Safer Internet Day 2018:Facebook has Announced Partnerships with over 20 non-governmental Across Africa

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The announcement was made today which is Safer Internet Day (SID). This year’s SID has the the theme “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”.
 
This year in Africa, Facebook is working with partners such as: Rudi International, Internet Society – Uganda Chapter, Watoto Watch in Kenya, Malawi Internet Governance Forum, Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre in Nigeria, South Africa’s Film and Publication Board, JOXAfrica Association in Senegal,Tech Women Zimbabwe, as well as the  J Initiative in Ghana to address the needs and ongoing education of various communities.
 

Kim Kardashian Made $10 million Selling her New Fragrance within 4 Days.

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According to a report by TMZ, Kim Kardashian West’s latest perfume line sold out its 300,000 bottle inventory on Sunday.

The new fragrance line has three scents, Bae, Ride or Die, and BFF. Kim promoted her latest perfume through social media only, setting up a slick Valentines Day post about the scents. Kim boldly wrote names on sticky-notes and separated them into three columns.

The sold-out inventory of 300,000 bottles amounts to about ten million dollars in cash.

Source: TMZ

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