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Ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup game tonight against Argentina, film-maker Andrew Dosunmu collaborated with Nike to bring a video that captures the power that football has on Nigeria as a nation.
Football in Nigeria is said to be the pulse of the country, played anywhere, everywhere and at any time – from street corners to markets to clubs. The passion is visible from the second you step foot in Nigeria and this is what Andrew Dosunmu captured.
The video features conversations with Segun Odegbami, a player from the 1980 Nigerian Africa Cup team, and current Super Eagle players Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi, to give a real insight into what football really means in Nigeria.

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News Pictures Of The Day : Ceremonial Parade and Fly Past to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration on October 1, 2018

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Ceremonial Parade and Fly Past to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration at Eagle Square in Abuja on 1 October 2018.

 

 

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PhotoNews : The US House Of Representatives of The Commonwealth Of Kentucky Honors His Majesty,Eze Aka Ji Ofo Igbo ,Eze Chukwuemeka Eri.

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King Nwachukwu Nashid Koleoso Karade Eri has been confirmed King by his community in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a DNA tested African America Igbo and a retired University administrator.
King Nwachukwu has been paying regular homage to Iduu Eri Kingdom yearly and has been involved in several prayers and cleansing during his stay in Igboland.
The historical coronation ceremony was presided by His Majesty, Eze Eri 34th, Eze Aka Ji Ovo Igbo and supported by members of his royal entourage, Chief Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze, (The Onowu Abagana/ Ike Ndigbo n’ Iduu Eri), Chief Bernard Okwelogu (Kpakpando Ndigbo n’ Iduu Eri) and Prince Chinedu Eri.
The US House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Kentucky as well the Mayor of Lexington have all sent their Encomium.

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PhotoNews : Highlights of Celebration of Iri Ji Festival by the Igbo Community in Liverpool,UK.

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Ndi Igbo Community were once again in festive mood with the celebration of another season of new yam festival in Liverpool ,United Kingdom .
Please see the Photos of the great day ,below :

 

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Peter Obi’s Vice Presidential Ambitions By Martin Ugochukwu

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By Martin Ugochukwu

Nigeria’s most ubiquitous politician right now is Peter Obi, the immediate Anambra State governor. He craves media attention like no other person. If he is invited to a kids party, he will be before even the parents of the babies. Obi has been on a whistle-stop campaign to become the vice presidential candidate to any person the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may nominate as its presidential flag bearer in the 2019 general elections. The PDP will nominate a northern Muslim. Mr Obi has a tough time explaining to Nigerians how he wishes to serve as running mate to a Muslim and northerner when he spent eight years in office as governor demonizing Muslims, northerners and Yoruba people.

The ways of very ambitious Nigerian politicians are, indeed, inscrutable. They never learn from history. We thought that after Anambra voters told Mr Obi in no equivocal terms that using dangerous propaganda and fatuous claims to realize his ambition is dead on arrival he would pause and think, examine himself and take a second look at his strategy. We were mistaken. Mr Obi and his party were resoundingly defeated by Governor Willie Obiano and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 17 gubernatorial election. Obi and his Man Friday, Oseloka Obaze, were defeated in not only Anaocha Local Government Area but also Obi’s hometown of Agulu. In fact, Obiano beat him in his ward. The former governor managed to win his polling both by a few votes in an election widely regarded as the most peaceful and transparent in Nigeria’s history.

As already stated, Mr Obi’s greatest sin again the Anambra people is his proclivity towards terrible claims. (I am trying hard to avoid saying that my former governor lies). In one of his ceaseless appearances in May, 2017, at public functions in Lagos, he claimed that he had been wearing only one wristwatch for 13 years. He wanted the audience to consider him very frugal. But the media quickly showed several pictures of his public appearance in recent months with different watches.

As he was leaving office a little four years ago, Obi announced that he was leaving behind N75billion naira cash, adding that all contractors had been fully paid. When confronted with charges that the N75bn he claimed was a phantom amount, he went into all kinds of somersault. It will never cease to beat our imagination how any government official can announce full payment for jobs not yet completed. Ironically, Mr Obi did state at different times that several projects were at different levels of completion. In other words, he wanted Nigerians to believe that he had paid 100% for projects which were only 5% completed. Still, he wants Nigerians to regard him as a prudent manager of resources.

Obi has begun another round of facile propaganda. He is claiming that the new brewery in Ogun State which was opened on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, is a major economic loss to Anambra State. He claims it was not located in Anambra due to the poor investment policy of the current administration. Interestingly, the Obiano administration has attracted over $4bn worth of investments, mostly in agriculture, over the past four years. This shows why most Anambra people take Obi’s claim with a pinch of salt. He makes no such fat claims in Anambra where the people know the facts very well.

Let us face facts: the former governor must be an extremely audacious person. He talks about brewery business without any sense of embarrassment whereas brewery business could have landed him in an awful place. While serving as our governor, he brought SABMiller, the South African multinational, to Onitsha. The SABMiller subsidiary in Onitsha is his personal business which every Anambra person seems to believe was established with the huge security funds he was collecting. The use of security funds other than for the purpose for which they were appropriated in the first instance resulted in the collapse of security in the state. As traditional rulers and other prominent people were being kidnapped for ransom with reckless abandon under his watch, Anambra began to look like a failed state.

On Sunday, June 1, 2009 , the police in Lagos under the command of Marvel Akpoyibo, who was to retire as Deputy Inspector General of Police, arrested an SUV belonging to the Anambra State government for ferrying N350m raw cash from Government House, Awka, to 7 Aerodrome Road, Apapa, Obi’s private business office. Within a few hours, Obi arrived on the scene, aborting his trip to Abuja. He paid journalists and editors heavily at Planet One Hotel, near Shonibare Estate in Maryland, to kill the story.

Today, the same person is wearing the toga of a saint, so that he could become a vice presidential candidate. He wants to realize his ambition even if it means running down his own state and doing gyration for a state like Ogun. Perhaps, he is taking a pound of flesh on the people of Anambra State for rejecting him and his new party completely in the last gubernatorial election. On his watch, the PDP moved from being the number one position party in Anambra State to number two.

Someone needs to tell Peter Obi that there are more enlightened ways to achieve vice presidential nomination ambitions than to tell fatuous lies against a person’s state and his people. Political ambitions should not make some otherwise reasonable people behave like jesters.

Ugochukwu, a retired educationist, wrote from Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Today's NoiseMaker : Martin Ugochukwu Peter Obi’s Vice Presidential AmbitionsBy Martin Ugochukwu Nigeria’s most ubiquitous politician right now is Peter Obi, the immediate Anambra State governor. He craves media attention like no other person. If he is invited to a kids party, he will be before even the parents of the babies. Obi has been on a whistle-stop campaign to become the vice presidential candidate to any person the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may nominate as its presidential flag bearer in the 2019 general elections. The PDP will nominate a northern Muslim. Mr Obi has a tough time explaining to Nigerians how he wishes to serve as running mate to a Muslim and northerner when he spent eight years in office as governor demonizing Muslims, northerners and Yoruba people. The ways of very ambitious Nigerian politicians are, indeed, inscrutable. They never learn from history. We thought that after Anambra voters told Mr Obi in no equivocal terms that using dangerous propaganda and fatuous claims to realize his ambition is dead on arrival he would pause and think, examine himself and take a second look at his strategy. We were mistaken. Mr Obi and his party were resoundingly defeated by Governor Willie Obiano and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 17 gubernatorial election. Obi and his Man Friday, Oseloka Obaze, were defeated in not only Anaocha Local Government Area but also Obi’s hometown of Agulu. In fact, Obiano beat him in his ward. The former governor managed to win his polling both by a few votes in an election widely regarded as the most peaceful and transparent in Nigeria’s history. As already stated, Mr Obi’s greatest sin again the Anambra people is his proclivity towards terrible claims. (I am trying hard to avoid saying that my former governor lies). In one of his ceaseless appearances in May, 2017, at public functions in Lagos, he claimed that he had been wearing only one wristwatch for 13 years. He wanted the audience to consider him very frugal. But the media quickly showed several pictures of his public appearance in recent months with different watches. As he was leaving office a little four years ago, Obi announced that he was leaving behind N75billion naira cash, adding that all contractors had been fully paid. When confronted with charges that the N75bn he claimed was a phantom amount, he went into all kinds of somersault. It will never cease to beat our imagination how any government official can announce full payment for jobs not yet completed. Ironically, Mr Obi did state at different times that several projects were at different levels of completion. In other words, he wanted Nigerians to believe that he had paid 100% for projects which were only 5% completed. Still, he wants Nigerians to regard him as a prudent manager of resources. Obi has begun another round of facile propaganda. He is claiming that the new brewery in Ogun State which was opened on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, is a major economic loss to Anambra State. He claims it was not located in Anambra due to the poor investment policy of the current administration. Interestingly, the Obiano administration has attracted over $4bn worth of investments, mostly in agriculture, over the past four years. This shows why most Anambra people take Obi’s claim with a pinch of salt. He makes no such fat claims in Anambra where the people know the facts very well. Let us face facts: the former governor must be an extremely audacious person. He talks about brewery business without any sense of embarrassment whereas brewery business could have landed him in an awful place. While serving as our governor, he brought SABMiller, the South African multinational, to Onitsha. The SABMiller subsidiary in Onitsha is his personal business which every Anambra person seems to believe was established with the huge security funds he was collecting. The use of security funds other than for the purpose for which they were appropriated in the first instance resulted in the collapse of security in the state. As traditional rulers and other prominent people were being kidnapped for ransom with reckless abandon under his watch, Anambra began to look like a failed state. On Sunday, June 1, 2009 , the police in Lagos under the command of Marvel Akpoyibo, who was to retire as Deputy Inspector General of Police, arrested an SUV belonging to the Anambra State government for ferrying N350m raw cash from Government House, Awka, to 7 Aerodrome Road, Apapa, Obi’s private business office. Within a few hours, Obi arrived on the scene, aborting his trip to Abuja. He paid journalists and editors heavily at Planet One Hotel, near Shonibare Estate in Maryland, to kill the story. Today, the same person is wearing the toga of a saint, so that he could become a vice presidential candidate. He wants to realize his ambition even if it means running down his own state and doing gyration for a state like Ogun. Perhaps, he is taking a pound of flesh on the people of Anambra State for rejecting him and his new party completely in the last gubernatorial election. On his watch, the PDP moved from being the number one position party in Anambra State to number two. Someone needs to tell Peter Obi that there are more enlightened ways to achieve vice presidential nomination ambitions than to tell fatuous lies against a person’s state and his people. Political ambitions should not make some otherwise reasonable people behave like jesters. Ugochukwu, a retired educationist, wrote from Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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In Pictures : Arsène Wenger gets hero’s welcome in Liberia

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Crowds of excited Arsenal fans have welcomed Arsène Wenger as he arrived in Liberia ahead of an awards ceremony where he will be given the country’s highest honour.
The former Arsenal manager was Liberian President George Weah’s first European football coach and brought him to Monaco in 1988.
President Weah went on to become the only African to win Fifa World Player of the Year.
Wenger was inducted into the country’s Order of Distinction on 24 August and given the title of Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption.

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Second day of Dr Akorede and Dr. Florence Dada Wedding:With foremost Nigerian fashion designer, Atty Ebele Emeka. Congratulations

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PhotoNews : Chief Nnia Nwodo, The president of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide took a time off his visit to UK to meet the Ohaneze Ndi Igbo Uk and Consultative Council .

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News Pictures Of The Day : Femi Fani Kayode’s triplets are now three months old

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Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode and beauty Queen wife have  shared photos of his adorable triplets. Ragnar, Aiden and Liam.

“Behold my beautiful sons, Masters Aragorn, Ragnar, Aiden and Liam Fani-Kayode. Thanking and praising God for you everyday…” wrote the excited father .

This triplet were born to the former Aviation Minister and his wife Precious Chikwendu on the 25th of May 2018. They are now three months old.

 

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News Pictures of The Day : PRESIDENT BUHARI MEETS APC GOVERNORS AT STATE HOUSE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1, 2018

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President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with APC Governors and party leader among whom are Gov Okorocha, Gov Shettima, Gov Yahaya Bello, Mallam El-Rufai, Akinwumi Ambode, APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, SGF Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff Mallam Abba Kyari and Katsina Rt Hon Aminu Masari and others Wednesday Night at the State House Abuja.

 

PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUG 1ST 2018

 

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