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Diane Evicted From BBNaija Reality Show

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Another housemate in the Big Brother Naija reality show, Diane, has been evicted.

A teacher designed glittery hearing aids on dolls to make her deaf students feel represented

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Genesis Politron is a preschool and kindergarten teacher in Watsonville, California, who works with deaf and hard of hearing students. While shopping for toys for her class, Politron realized there weren't any dolls that resembled her students with hearing devices. So she decided to craft some on her own. Using creativity -- and a lot of glitter -- the teacher added hearing aids and cochlear implants to the new baby dolls for the school. "I thought of all of the times that I played with my own dolls as a little girl, and how I'd always reach for the doll that I identified most with. I wanted my students to have the same opportunity, and to be represented in the toys that they play with," she told CNN. "No child should ever feel as if they aren't 'normal' or as if they don't belong. I wanted to allow my students to see themselves in toys for once, to feel accepted." Politron said her students were surprised and excited to see the baby dolls …

Bayern Boss Kovac Praises Pochettino For Tottenham Progress

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Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has hailed Mauricio Pochettino for turning Tottenham into a European force as he prepares for Tuesday’s heavyweight Champions League clash in London. The Bundesliga champions opened their account by beating Red Star Belgrade 3-0 to top Group B ahead of Spurs, who had to settle for a draw against Olympiakos. Kovac said he was impressed by the job that Pochettino had done, turning Spurs from Europa League also-rans into Champions League finalists. “It is a very, very positive development,” he said at his pre-match press conference on Monday. “In 2016 I was here and they were in the old stadium. I was here to watch Tottenham against Swansea, the flair was different, the stadium was smaller, but the atmosphere was strong. “You can see what it means when you have a good coach, a good manager. “In my opinion Tottenham have a very positive light in European football, they are now able to compete with the very big teams, even if it didn’t look that way seven or …

UNIBEN Cancels Students' Symposium Aimed At Discussing ‘Revolution’

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An undergraduate of the institution, who confirmed the incident, said, “Students were really anticipating the debate because the topic is of national interest these days." The management of the University of Benin on Monday cancelled a symposium for students titled “Is Nigeria ripe for a revolution?” The event was organised by students of the Department of International Studies. An undergraduate of the institution, who confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters, said, “Students were really anticipating the debate because the topic is of national interest these days. “All of a sudden, the management came and ordered the students to cancel the debate because of the topic, they told students to choose another topic and another day for the event.” When our correspondent asked one of the organisers if the symposium would still hold in the coming days, he said, “We are making contacts with other members to see how we can still make the debate hold and even bigger by partnering with the…

Opposition must unite to stop Johnson’s neoliberal Brexit plan

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‘Nothing is more likely than that Johnson is a fully paid-up member of the extreme libertarian tendency which has long hoped to destroy the influence of the EU in British policy,’ writes Jeremy Cushing. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images Your editorial (28 September) claimed that the prime minister has been pursuing a three-phase strategy, the implication of which is that he actually hoped to bounce the EU into a deal and subsequently win an election, which would give him a majority in parliament. I don’t find this plausible. Nothing is more likely than that Boris Johnson is a fully paid-up member of the extreme libertarian tendency which has long hoped to destroy the influence of the EU in British policy, thus freeing up Conservative governments to move towards a US-style polity with low taxes, minimal social security and weak protections for workers. For this to be possible it is, of course, necessary to exit the jurisdiction of the European court. Nothing else matters: for the…

OPC Condemns Nigerian Government Over Sowore's Continued Detention

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“We cannot continue to fold our arms and behave as if nothing is wrong. If the government continue this way, that means we are heading towards becoming a lawless nation and that portends a grave danger for this nation." e Oodua Peoples Congress on Monday took a swipe at the Nigerian Government over the continued detention of pro-democracy campaigner and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, In a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the group, Yinka Oguntimehin, the OPC said the prolonged detention of Sowore and government's refusal to obey court order calling for his release was nothing but lawlessness. The statement reads, “It is obvious that the Nigerian Government is playing politics with Sowore's detention. “Where on earth does a democratically elected president flouts the law and refuses court orders? “The Nigerian Government is treating the judiciary with contempt and it is sad. “With democracy under President Muhammadu Buhari, the number of government …

NigeriaAt59: Trump Writes Buhari, Congratulates Nigerians

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FILE PHOTO USED TO DEPICT THE STORY: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and US President Donald Trump during Buhari’s visit to the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday congratulated Nigeria on her 59th Independence Anniversary. Trump extended his congratulations in a message to President Muhammadu Buhari which was published on the website of U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria. In the message, Trump said Nigeria is one of U.S. strongest partners in Africa.
READ FULL STATEMENT BELOW… Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the American people, I extend our warmest greetings and congratulate you on the 59th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. Nigeria is among our strongest partners in Africa.  We share common goals of expanding trade and growing our economic relationship.  We are allies in the global battle against terrorism, and we want to see Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa driven out of the region and other insurgencies like them dismantled.  The United States welcomes …

UK To Quit EU On October 31, Says Finance Minister

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“It is not perfect but it is appropriate that we leave on October 31.” The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on October 31, hopefully with a deal, Finance Minister, Sajid Javid, said on Monday. He told ITV that, “Hopefully we leave with a deal. If we cannot strike a deal, I think it is important to leave in any case and leave with no deal. “It is not perfect but it is appropriate that we leave on October 31.” Javid repeatedly refused to set out how the government could deliver Brexit if there was no deal given a law, which demands the Prime Minister delay Brexit in such a scenario. He added, “The legislation that parliament has passed of course has made things more difficult, but we are clear our own policy is completely unchanged, we will be leaving on October 31.” 

Rivers Government Acquires Shell’s 45 Per Cent Interest In OML 11

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The governor stated that the background for the acquisition of OML 11 was based on court judgments, which had already been recorded in the United Kingdom and Nigeria for enforcement, PUNCH reports. vers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday said that the state government had acquired the 45 per cent interest of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria in Oil Mining Lease 11 located in Ejama Ebubu community under Eleme Local Government Area and other communities in Ogoni. Wike, who disclosed this during a state broadcast at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the capital, added that the decision was in the best interest of the state. The governor stated that the background for the acquisition of OML 11 was based on court judgments, which had already been recorded in the United Kingdom and Nigeria for enforcement, PUNCH reports. 

JUST IN: Bayelsa Speaker Impeached, Obolo Takes Over

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The Bayelsa State House of Assembly was on Monday invaded by hoodlums, who shot sporadically all across the premises. Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr Tonye Isenah, has been impeached. The Bayelsa State House of Assembly was on Monday invaded by hoodlums, who shot sporadically all across the premises. The violence follows an alleged attempt by a faction of the house to impeach Isenah, who had been expected to resign today following pressure mounted on him by some Peoples Democratic Party leaders ahead of the November 16 governorship election in the state. Meanwhile, some members of the House of Assembly have elected Monday Obolo as the new Speaker. Obolo is representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2 in the state’s Assembly.

A Georgia hunter was shot and killed after being mistaken for a deer

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A Georgia hunter was fatally shot after being mistaken for a deer by another person in his hunting party, police said. Bobby Lane, 17, was in an area of heavy foliage on Saturday when he was thought to be an animal by another hunter, the Glynn County Police Department said in a press release. Lane was taken to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injury, police said. The two hunters knew each other, police said. "Apparently he shot through the bush, thinking it was a deer and it happened to be my cousin," Lane's cousin Michael Rawling told CNN affiliates WFOX/WJAX. Lane had a "heart of gold," his cousin said. "You don't expect anything like this to happen to a child," Rawling said. "It's very hard. Very, very hard." The scene has been secured as the Glynn County Investigators and Georgia Department of Natural Resources investigate the shooting. The department has said deer hunters should be using bows during this season…

Spanish Court Dismisses Fraud Case Against Messi

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Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi 
Josep LAGO / AFPSpain’s National Court on Monday said it had dismissed a complaint against Barcelona’s Lionel Messi filed by a former employee of the Argentine footballer’s foundation, who had accused him of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering. In dismissing the case, the judge wrote that the complaint “was based on an account put together from stories in the press, without bringing even a single element that was personally and directly known” by the plaintiff. The complaint had been filed in June by Federico Rettori, an Argentine national living in Majorca who formerly worked for Messi’s charity. In it, he named the Barcelona striker, the charity, his father Jorge and brother Rodrigo and “all the people, as yet unidentified, who in one form or another administered or managed the funds at the Leo Messi Foundation,” the document said. He claimed that funds received by the foundation which “should have been directed to social causes” ins…

Borno: 13 Persons Killed, Ammunition Carted Away In Attack On Military Base

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The terrorists came in several vehicles to attack the military barracks in Gubio town at about 4:30pm on Sunday evening. At least 13 persons were killed and several other injured when Boko Haram terrorists attacked a military formation in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State, security sources said. The terrorists came in several vehicles to attack the military barracks in Gubio town at about 4:30pm on Sunday evening. According to the security source, the gun duel last for more than three hours and resulted in the deaths of at least eight soldiers while others sustained bullets wounds. The source said, “At least eight soldiers, about five civilian including a policeman were killed and dozens others injured during an attack by terrorists on Gubio military base in the Northern part of Borno. “The troops fought them, many of the insurgents were killed but they went away with their corpses.” A civilian Joint Task Force official disclosed that 13 dead bodies were found after the atta…

Sporadic Gunshots At Bayelsa Assembly Disrupts Plenary

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Sporadic gunshots at Bayelsa House of Assembly have disrupted the plenary by the lawmakers withhoodlums invading the premises. Speaker of the House, Tonye Isenah, have therefore adjourned plenary indefinitely. The violence follows an alleged attempt by a faction of the house to impeach the Speaker, Isenah who is expected to resign today following pressure mounted on him by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders to quit his position ahead of the November 16th governorship election. Hints about the Speaker’s resignation made the rounds on Friday, September 27th, with sources claiming that Mr Isenah made the decision as to absolve himself of any blames should the PDP by any chance fail in the forthcoming election. See more photos from the violence…
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Angry Mob Kills Three Suspected Kidnappers In Abuja

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According to an official of VIO, Aminu Umar, the incident happened at about 8:00am when a lady inside moving vehicle was heard screaming for help. An angry Mob on Monday morning burnt to death three suspected kidnappers at Dutse Alhaji area of Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. According to an official of VIO, Aminu Umar, the incident happened at about 8:00am when a lady inside moving vehicle was heard screaming for help. He said, “The lady was suddenly pushed out of the vehicle while screaming. A motorist, who saw what had happened, pulled over in front of the vehicle and blocked it under the Dutse Bridge. “From there, commercial motorcycle riders surrounded the vehicle and told them to come out. “They asked them if the vehicle was one chance (kidnappers) and the next thing, they started beating them and eventually put fire on them and the vehicle.” On his part, the route Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission, Sylvanus Ekpenyong, said that his men were alerted to the eve…

Sowore, Mandate To Know Fate On Friday, Remanded In DSS Custody

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Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu asked that the activists should be demanded in the Department of State Services custody till the adjourned date. A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed Friday, October 4 for the hearing of the bail application filed by detained activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu asked that the activists should be demanded in the Department of State Services custody till the adjourned date. Earlier, the defence counsel, Olumide Fusika, told the court that the defendants would not be able to take their plea because they were not allowed to have access to their lawyers. Olumide, who is holding brief for Femi Falana (SAN), said that the same court made an order that Sowore should be released by the DSS after depositing his international passport to the court’s registrar. He told the court that the defendant had since met the bail condition but the DSS had refused to obey the order. In her ruling, Justice Ojukwu ruled that since the defendants were i…