FG Largess spur D’Tigress  to perform better

 
Captain of the D’Tigress, the 2017 Women FIBA Africa cup of nations’ title team, Aisha Mohammed says the latest gesture by the Federal Government to pay them 17.5million naira as earlier promised by President Muhammadu Buhari will spur the team to do better in future.
Speaking on her team mates’ behalf after receiving the transaction alert of 1m which is her own share of the presidential reward, the captain said the move was timely as they head into 2018 which is the FIBA women’s world cup year.
“I can confirm that we have received our money as promised when we went to present the trophy we won in Mali to Mr President. On behalf of the team, I will like to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung for making this a reality.

Okorocha Endorses Buhari For Second Term

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorochas has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term and re-election in 2019.
The governor asked Nigerians, irrespective of political or ethnic differences to support Buhari as President of Nigeria in 2019, adding that all South-East Governors and all Igbos are in his support, come 2019.
He also said the recently concluded Anambra election’s result shows the true picture of Igbo’s support for Buhari.
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“The Nigeria of today, he is the best man for the job. He is fighting against corruption. It takes an unusual determination to do what he is doing. He stands to end terrorism in North- East. I think Nigerians, all Nigerians should support him.

Tech: How animals have changed since humans started breeding them

In the 1930s, turkeys weighed half as much as they do today. Humans have a long history of breeding animals for food. The animals, however, may not look the same as they do now when they were first domesticated.
Original reporting by Tanya Lewis
Photo courtesy of Kersti Nebelsiek
This video was originally published in November 2016.

Our administration has people’s support – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that all the evil machinations of the APC Federal Government ahead of 2019 will fail because his administration has the backing of the people.
Speaking during a solidarity visit by the New Rivers Lawyers Initiative at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike urged Rivers people to remain vigilant as the country heads to 2019.
He said: “We must prepare for 2019. What is good is that we have not abandoned our people, who are our strength.
“The agents of the APC Federal Government will come with guns and security, but they will fail. They came with guns and security during the rerun, but our people were vigilant.
“They have nothing to tell our people to convince them to follow the APC.

Conte not pleased with fixture congestion

Chelsea’s coach, Antonio Conte believes that to help English clubs progress further in the Champions League, changes must be made to Premier League fixtures.
Chelsea’s coach from Italy Antonio Conte attends a press conference in Baku on November 21, 2017 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Qarabag FK and Chelsea FC. / AFP PHOTOThe last time an English club got to the final of the Champions League was in May 2012 when Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich.
And Conte has called on sides in continental competitions to be given more help when it comes to scheduling their league matches around European trips.
“For sure I have to make the best decision for these games, because we are playing every three days and it is normal to have rotation,” Conte told a news conference on Tuesday.

Why government must increase agriculture budget — Sound Sultan

*Says “No Nigerian deserves to go hungry”
By Rotimi Agbana
Veteran musician, Sound Sultan, has called on the Federal Government to prioritize agriculture in the country because 70% of poor Nigerians live in the rural areas and derive their livelihood from small-scale agriculture.
Sound SultanAccording to Sultan, with a viable agricultural sector the deplorable living conditions of the lower class will change for the better. Which is why in partnership with HEDA Resource Centre, Voices for Food Security and Oxfam, he is collaborating with Harrysong, Niniola, DJ Spinall, among other entertainers to organize a concert tagged ‘United for Food Music Concert’, scheduled to hold at Queens Park Centre, Oniru, Lagos, on Friday, 24th November.

In Zimbabwe: Students demand revocation of Grace Mugabe’s PhD

The University was forced to stop the exams after the students vowed they would not step into exam halls unless their issues had been addressed. University of Zimbabwe students have demanded the revocation of the Ph.D. controversially awarded to now ex-First Lady Grace Mugabe in 2014.The students on Monday, November 20, skipped their semester final exams, and mounted pressure on the vice-chancellor Levi Nyagura to revoke the award or step down with immediate effect.The students had also said they would not write exams unless President Robert Mugabe leaves office.Mugabe tendered his resignation letter on Tuesday after 37 years in power.His resignation followed series of pressure from various quarters in the country, including the military and the political party the rejected president used to lead.

Rangers Players Set To Boycott Training Over Governor’s Failed Promise

By Adeboye Amosu: Enugu Rangers players are contemplating boycotting training to force the Enugu State government, the owners of the club, to fulfil their promise of giving out a plot of land to each of  them for their title success two seasons ago, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.
The Flying Antelopes won the Nigeria Professional Football League title in 2015/2016 season, their first in over three decades, and the players and their handlers were promised monetary incentives and a plot of land each by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
While they have received the cash promised them,  the state government has not been forthcoming on the issue of the land.
“We are not happy with the situation of things at the club.

​AfroBasket Champions D’Tigress Confirm Receipt Of President Buhari’s Reward

D’Tigress captain, Aisha Mohammed, and Evelyn Akhator have confirmed receiving the N1 million presidential reward promised them by Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
All 12 players in the D’Tigress squad to the 2017 AfroBasket for Women was paid N1m each for winning the championship in Mali, while the five technical crew members each got N500,00.
Both players (Mohammed and Akhator) in seperate reactions claim that the reward will spur the team to do better at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain.
“I can confirm that we have received our money as promised when we went to present the trophy we won in Mali to Mr President.

Tiwa Savage: Singer denies pregnancy rumours

Tiwa Savage wants you to know that she is not pregnant. At least, not yet.. Nigerians have once again tried to impregnate Tiwa Savage and failed.Following an exclusive by Linda Ikeji’s Blog (LIB) reporting that the singer was pregnant, the mother-of-one has come out to deny the claims.ALSO READ: We really need to talk about Tiwa Savage’s bodyTiwa shared a screenshot of the blog post by LIB, stating simply, “Yekpa, This isn’t true.”  However, she connoted that she would relish another pregnancy and even looked forward to it when she wrote “#Nopregnancyhereyet #Godstime.”We definitely can’t wait for God’s time.

Pulse List: 5 old Nollywood movies every young person should see

From “Another Campus Tale” to “Domitilla,” these are five old Nollywood movies that will appeal to millennials. There are quite a number of old Nollywood films that would still appeal to millennials.All cultural benchmark, these movies are not only entertaining, they are also packed with constructive messages. But chances are that most young Nigerians are yet to see them.Pulse Movies has put together a list of five old Nollywood movies every young person should see.Here we go;1) “Another Campus Tale”Released in 1997, the movie highlights the evil of confraternities on Nigerian campuses during the 90s.Starring Ernest Azuzu and the late J.T Tom West, “Another Campus Tale” is one of the few definitive movies about cultism in Nigerian schools.

Tech: How oil is manufactured for Trump’s revived Keystone XL pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline will carry oil from the Canadian oil sand pits to processing plants in the US. This is the complicated process used to extract the oil. The controversial Keystone XL pipeline is an extension of an already existing pipeline. It will carry oil from Canada to the US. President Trump recently ordered an expedited review of the pipeline. This is the complex way oil is extracted from sand in Canada. Following is the text of the video.
Where the Keystone XL pipeline oil would come from.
These are the Alberta oil sands.
They cover over 54,000 sq. miles.
To get to the petroleum-rich sand underground, all the trees and topsoil must go.
Massive trucks scoop up the oil sand.
This shovel carries about 90 tons in one load.
It takes about 2.5 tons of sand to produce one barrel of oil.

Buhari: 2018 budget is worse than nonsense, says Akintunde

Akintunde said Buhari’s 2018 budget is about N10 trillion and grossly unrealistic. The managing editor of Financial Nigeria Magazine, Jide Akintunde has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018 budget of consolidation is about N10 billion and not N8.6 trillion as stated by the federal government.In an interview on the Osasu Show, Akintude described the 2018 budget estimate as grossly unrealistic.He expressed worry over Nigeria’s growing debt burden given the poor implementation of the 2017 budget despite the huge borrowings.His words: “My assessment is that the 2018 budget is worse than nonsense. This budget is exactly what it is given the fact that this government wants to revert to the January-December circle of budget making.

Burnley install anti-terror barriers

Burnley became the first Premier League club to install security barriers to protect fans from Nice-style terrorist attacks at the weekend.
BurnleyThe barriers, which were used outside Turf Moor for Burnley’s 2-0 win over Swansea on Saturday, were installed in order to prevent terrorists from ramming vehicles into supporters making their way to the stadium.
“A series of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers will be installed ahead of and immediately after the match,” Burnley said in a statement ahead of the win.
Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes shot Burnley to seventh in the Premier League on Saturday, level on points with Liverpool and Arsenal, and with crowds flocking to Turf Moor the club used the barriers to safeguard security around the ground.

EP Review: Mars & Barzini live their most robust lives on “In Spirit”

The two young men, turn up, feel the rush, and savour what it means to possess youth, and be plugged into the Nigerian dream. If any music group epitomises the cross-pollination that makes Nigerian Hip-hop become so diverse and interesting, it is the duo of Mars and Barzini. The Afro-Groove duo combines so well to hop between subgenres, becoming sonic chameleons with each new record.Signed to TGIF Music, their new EP, “In Spirit”, is an entertaining journey through diverse music formations, ranging from Afrobeat to Trap. The end result is an appealing body of work that works the sweet spot between experimental ‘cool kids’ leanings, and pop music indulgence.It’s a project made by two young men, turning up, feeling the rush, and savouring what it means to possess youth, and be plugged into the Nigerian dream.