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Fun Photos As Asisat Oshoala Also Stops By At Peter Okoye’s Mansion

Earlier today, Super Falcon star and female African Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala alongside Onome Ebi paid a visit to Paul Okoye aka Rude Boy at his mansion in Lagos. She was later pictured with Paul’s twin brother Peter Okoye, at his own luxurious mansion in Lagos. Asisat plays for Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C. in the Chinese Women’s Super League. Recall that The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode hosted 3-time African Female Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala at the Lagos House, Ikeja recently where he appointed Asisat Oshoala as the new Lagos State Sports Ambassador. Here are the photos:

MPC to retain interest rate at 14% — Emefiele

By Adaeze Okechukwu The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said he expects Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, to retain interest rate at 14 per cent at next week’s MPC meeting. Emefiele The MPC meeting has been scheduled to hold January 22 to 23, 2018. The committee will announce its decision on Monetary Policy Rate, MPR, Cash Reserve Ratio, Liquidity Ratio and Asymmetric Corridor. MPC has kept the key rate, MPR, at a record high 14 per cent since July 2016, trying to balance bringing down inflation and boosting an economy that exited recession during the second quarter of last year. In an interview with Bloomberg in Abuja, Emefiele said: “I don’t think the interest rates will change; does economic data portend any significant changes in th...

Herdsmen Menace: We won’t allow cattle colonies in S’West — YCE

By Ola Ajayi & Daud Olatunji Ibadan—THE YORUBA Council of Elders, YCE, has rejected the idea of proposed cattle colony being mooted by the Federal Government. herdsmen This came as the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, and a frontline human rights activist, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, yesterday, berated the Federal Government over incessant killings by herdsmen in some parts of the country. Also, the Ogun State Government said it is taking proactive measures to prevent a clash between herdsmen and farmers and also ensure that lives and property in the state are protected. The YCE said this after the end of its 26th National Executive Council meeting, held in Ibadan yesterday. The elders also expressed surprise that no arrest has been made three wee...

Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Form Trio & Drop Debut Single

Common has joined forces with Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins to form a new band called August Greene. Although the three have collaborated before, including on the Emmy Award-winning “Letter To The Free,” the trio made its official debut on Thursday (January 18) with the release of its debut single “Optimistic” featuring Brandy. The track is a cover of Sound of Blackness’ 1991 song of the same name. “August Greene actually formed before we chose a name, before we even knew it was a band,” Common told NPR. “Karriem, Rob and I go back many years. It was something natural.” The group’s self-titled debut LP is scheduled to be released on March 9 via Amazon Music. It is being billed as an Amazon Original. Listen to “Optimistic” above.

Fetty Wap Releases “For My Fans: The Final Chapter” Project

Fetty Wap’s FMF series has come to a conclusion. The “Trap Queen” artist has released a new project titled For My Fans: The Final Chapter, the third and final edition. The 12-track project is the follow-up to For My Fans 2, which was released in October 2017. Guest appearances are made by Monty, Sean Garrett, Duke and M80. View the stream, cover art and tracklist below. 1. Start It Up2. Could You Believe It3. Love the Way4. Feels Right5. Nobody Else6. You Don’t Know f. Sean Garrett7. Into Her f. Monty8. P.T.S.A.9. Yomi10. Text Me f. Monty11. About You f. M8012. Lotto f. Duke

CHAN: Eagles keen to avoid upset against Libya

After stuttering to a barren draw with Rwanda, Nigeria will today hope to bounce back to reckoning when they face Libya in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Group C game at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier. CHAN Eagles Libya thrashed Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in their first group match which was played  on Monday, with Saleh Al Taher (brace) and Zakaria Al Harash scoring. The win took Libya, who are coached byOmar El Maryami, to the top of the Group C table with three points from one game. They are two points above second-placed Nigeria. Meanwhile, Nigeria were held to a goalless draw by Rwanda in their first game of the tournament which was played in Tangier on Monday. As a result, the Super Eagles, who are under the guidance of Salisu Yusuf, are placed second ...

Mariah Carey Countersued for $3M Over Canceled Shows in South America

Mariah Carey is being countersued by a South American concert promoter who claims she didn’t have the right to “unilaterally cancel” two fall performances, according to a complaint filed Wednesday (Jan. 17) in California federal court. Carey in January of last year sued FEG Entretenimientos for breach of contract, claiming she canceled the October 2016 shows in Argentina and Chile because the promoter didn’t pay her in full by the agreed upon date. In addition to answering the claims and asserting several affirmative defenses, FEG filed counterclaims against Carey and her company, Mirage Entertainment, for breach of contract and defamation.   FEG, also known as Fenix, claims it has a long history of working with UTA-signed artists and, while it doesn’t always ...

Here’s Where Turmoil Is the New Normal

It’s been a tough week for some governments in eastern Europe. One is struggling to get off the ground, one is about to get its third prime minister in a year and another faces a parliamentary debate on corruption. Rather than exposing the weakness of leaderships in some of the European Union’s youngest democracies, the apparent turmoil masks the strength of the populist strongmen who run the countries. Czech billionaire Andrej Babis failed to form a cabinet, though he will remain in power and his popularity is growing. The leader of Romania’s governing party, Liviu Dragnea, got to pick a new prime minister after Mihai Tudose resigned following their feud. Bulgarian premier Boyko Borissov will hear new corruption allegations and face a no-confidence vote, though it amount...

Court ruling on IPOB as terrorist organisation denigration of judiciary—Ohanaeze

By Chidi Nkwopara, Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Dennis Agbo ABUJA—The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court,  yesterday, declined to set-aside the order that designated the Indigeniuos People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation. IPOB members The court, in a ruling that was delivered by the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Abdu-Kafarati, dismissed the application IPOB filed to challenge the September 20, 2017, order that outlawed its activities in Nigeria. Justice Kafarati said he was persuaded by an affidavit evidence and exhibits the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami,   SAN, adduced before the court, which he said showed that existence of the IPOB constituted a threat to national security...

How PDP is grazing for votes in troubled Middle Belt

The recent visit by the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party to the people of Benue State is not only a show of empathy but also a strong indication of political mastery by a party bent on returning to power in the next general elections. By Dirisu Yakubu The major opposition political party in the land, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) sure has a tough task ahead of its bid to stage a return to political power in 2019. And for a truth, the intrigues expected to colour its search for a Presidential flag bearer is one capable of determining the health of the once-dominant party in the months ahead. Still grappling with the tensions occasioned by the outcome of its elective convention in December 2017, the PDP has not been able to woo all defectors back in its ...

Crunch Report | Amazon reveals 20 finalists for second HQ

Crunch Report | Amazon reveals 20 finalists for second HQ 59 seconds ago by Khaled “Tito” Hamze Varo Money raises $45 million for mobile banking without fees 1 hour ago by Katie Roof Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday 2 hours ago by Devin Coldewey AI voice assistant developer Rokid raises $100M Series B extension to build its US presence 3 hours ago by Catherine Shu Apple revamps web design for App Store 3 hours ago by Megan Rose Dickey Diverse teams are still *really* good for business, McKinsey says 4 hours ago by Megan Rose Dickey CES sucked this year 4 hours ago by Brian Heater Snap Inc. lays off at least two dozen amid slowed user growth and engagement 4 hours ago by Sarah Buhr Turo car-sharing marketplace launches in Germany 4 hours ago by Darrell Ethering...

Africa’s week in pictures: 12 – 18 January 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption A mural of Egypt and Liverpool football star Mohamed Salah is seen as people sit outside a coffee shop in Egypt’s capital Cairo on Tuesday. Image copyright AFP Image caption A Somali boy shows his football skills on a beach in the capital, Mogadishu, on Friday. Could he be the next Salah? Image copyright AFP Image caption Or will these Somali girls prove to be football sensations? Image copyright Reuters Image caption This Egyptian boy’s mind is far from football. He is reciting a Sufi prayer, which can send people into a trance, in Cairo on Tuesday. Image copyright AFP Image caption While a Sudanese woman shows the best of her nation at a to...