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August 3, 2016

Olympics \”Day -2\” includes six women\’s football matches

Olympics “Day -2” includes six women’s football matches

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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American swimmers Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps are seen here in the restaurant of the Athletes Village. At the event’s peak, the venue will prepare 60,000 meals each day. Phelps’ diet has received headlines in the past, clocking in at 12,000 calories a day in 2008.

It’s two days to go until the opening ceremonies, but the football competitions for the 2016 Summer Olympics have begun in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Meanwhile, athletes are arriving to the Olympic Village, which has been one of the many lightning rods of controversy for the event.

Wednesday includes six women’s football match-ups, between Sweden and South Africa, Canada and Australia, Brazil and China, Zimbabwe and Germany, United States and New Zealand, France and Colombia. Canada’s forward Janine Beckie scored a goal just 20 seconds into the game, the quickest in Olympic history. The team beat Australia 2-0.

The men face off Thursday with Iraq vs Denmark, Honduras vs Algeria, Brazil vs South Africa, Mexico vs Germany, Portugal vs Argentina, Sweden vs Colombia, Fiji vs South Korea, and Nigeria vs Japan.

Canada vs. Australia

Zimbabwe vs. Germany

Many athletes are arriving in Rio, for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Teams are welcomed with ceremonies, the India, Bahama, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Norway delegations receiving their a 45-minute welcome Wednesday. While members of the US swim team have been photographed in the Athletes Village restaurant, recent reports suggest that Team USA men’s basketball will be staying in a luxury cruise ship, docked off the Port of Rio. Canadian tennis player Daniel Nestor has suggested the village lacks hot water. Members of the Australian team had their three laptops stolen last week, during a building evacuation due to a nearby fire.



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Men\’s, women\’s football team face off in Rio, before Olympics official open

Men’s, women’s football team face off in Rio, before Olympics official open

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Canada versus Australia. Agência Brasil Fotografias

American swimmers Allison Schmitt and Michael Phelps are seen here in the restaurant of the Athletes Village. At the event’s peak, the venue will prepare 60,000 meals each day. Phelps’ diet has received headlines in the past, clocking in at 12,000 calories a day in 2008.

Leading up to the Olympic Games opening ceremonies on Friday, football competitions for the 2016 Summer Olympics began two days before in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Wednesday’s schedule included six women’s football match-ups, between Sweden and South Africa, Canada and Australia, Brazil and China, Zimbabwe and Germany, United States and New Zealand, France and Colombia. Canada’s forward Janine Beckie scored a goal just 20 seconds into the game, the quickest in Olympic history. The team beat Australia 2-0.

The men faced off Thursday with Iraq vs Denmark, Honduras vs Algeria, Brazil vs South Africa, Mexico vs Germany, Portugal vs Argentina, Sweden vs Colombia, Fiji vs South Korea, and Nigeria vs Japan.

Canada vs. Australia

Zimbabwe vs. Germany

When teams arrived at the Athletes Village, they were welcomed with 45-minute ceremonies. While members of the US swim team have been photographed in the Athletes Village restaurant, recent reports suggest that Team USA men’s basketball will be staying in a luxury cruise ship, docked off the Port of Rio. Canadian tennis player Daniel Nestor has suggested the village lacks hot water. Members of the Australian team had their three laptops stolen last week, during a building evacuation due to a nearby fire.



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December 28, 2015

Boko Haram attack in Nigerian city kills at least fifteen

Boko Haram attack in Nigerian city kills at least fifteen

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According to witness reports, Boko Haram gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least fifteen people in an attack in the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria yesterday, before the military drove them off.

Locals reported hearing gunfire as evening prayers ended at local mosques. The military pushed back the militants, who were on trucks and firing at civilians with guns and grenade launchers, with heavy weapons fire. Amidst the fighting, suicide bombings were carried out.

A local resident Sheshu Mala said that during the attack, “all the residents in the area fled their homes to other parts of the city.” As people fled, two female suicide bombers reportedly detonated themselves in groups of people.

Government sources say ten other suicide bombers have been killed.

The militant group Boko Haram started in the city of Maidugari, where the attacks took place; they lost the territory three years ago as the military retook the city.

The news came after another Boko Haram attack on the village of Kimba killed at least fourteen people on Friday.



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According to witness reports, Boko Haram gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least fifteen people in an attack in the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria on Sunday, before the military forced the militants to retreat.

Locals reported hearing gunfire as evening prayers ended at local mosques. The military pushed back the militants, who were on trucks and firing at civilians with guns and grenade launchers, with heavy gunfire. Amidst the gunfire, suicide bombings were carried out.

A local resident Sheshu Mala said that during the attack, “all the residents in the area fled [from] their homes to other parts of the city.” As people fled, a female suicide bomber ran into a group of people in the suburbs, where a number of people fled to, and detonated herself. Another suicide bomber also carried out an attack.

Government sources say ten other suicide bombers have been killed.

The militant group Boko Haram started in the city of Maidugari, where the attacks took place; they lost the territory three years ago as the military retook the city.

The news came after another Boko Haram attack on the village of Kimba killed at least fourteen people.



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Boko Haram attack in Nigerian city kills at least fourteen

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According to witness reports, Boko Haram gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least fifteen people in an attack in the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria yesterday, before the military drove them off.

Locals reported hearing gunfire as evening prayers ended at local mosques. The military pushed back the militants, who were on trucks and firing at civilians with guns and grenade launchers, with heavy weapons fire. Amidst the fighting, suicide bombings were carried out.

A local resident Sheshu Mala said that during the attack, “all the residents in the area fled their homes to other parts of the city.” As people fled, two female suicide bombers reportedly detonated themselves in groups of people.

Government sources say ten other suicide bombers have been killed.

The militant group Boko Haram started in the city of Maidugari, where the attacks took place; they lost the territory three years ago as the military retook the city.

The news came after another Boko Haram attack on the village of Kimba killed at least fourteen people on Friday.



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November 2, 2015

YOUNG AND CREATIVE

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YOUNG AND CREATIVE

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Monday, November 2, 2015

YOUNG ‘N’ CREATIVE is a competition held amongst several secondary schools in Ideato North LGA of Imo State, Nigeria. Hosted by Lonebridge in collaboration with Natdora International Inc.

Being the first ever competition of its kind held in this area, it drew a lot of attention from intellects as well as the common people. It showcased diverse talents from the young allowing the audience moments of awe.

In this year’s edition, the contestants’ creative abilities were tested in areas of Fine Art and Poetry.

The preliminaries held on 31st October 2015, was recorded as the most attended competition for the year. With 46 participating schools ,however only 13 schools made it to the finals which comes up on 14th November, 2015.

Few of the attendees include;

Rochas Foundation Secondary School

St. Kizito’s Secondary School

Comprehensive Secondary School Urualla



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September 26, 2015

Civilian government restored as Burkina Faso coup ends

Civilian government restored as Burkina Faso coup ends

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

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The week-long coup d’état in Burkina Faso ended on Wednesday with the restoration of interim President Michel Kafando and the civilian government. By yesterday the government announced that the presidential guard unit involved in the coup, the Regiment of Presidential Security, would be dissolved.

This follows the intercession of regional leaders and the regular Army, which sent soldiers to the capital on Monday.

The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States met on Tuesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja and helped with negotiations. A prominent mediation role was also played by the Mogho Naba, the traditional king of the Mossi, who are the country’s largest ethnic group. Civilian protests against the coup resulted in the deaths of at least ten people with more than a hundred injured. The attempt to overthrow the government was criticized by the international community, with the African Union suspending the country’s membership and describing the coup as “null and void”.

The President and Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida were detained by the presidential guards at a ministerial meeting on September 16. The guards installed their former commander, Gilbert Diendéré, as head of state and demanded the lifting of a ban on electoral participation by anybody who had tried to help exiled former President Blaise Compaoré to extend his 27-year rule in October 2014. Diendéré was previously Compaoré’s chief of staff.



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September 22, 2015

Tensions in Burkina Faso as army enters capital

Tensions in Burkina Faso as army enters capital

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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The week-long coup d’état in Burkina Faso ended on Wednesday, September 23, with the restoration of interim President Michel Kafando and the civilian government. This follows the intercession of regional leaders and the regular Army, which sent soldiers to the capital on Monday, September 21. The President announced on September 25 that the presidential guard unit involved in the coup, the Regiment of Presidential Security, would be dissolved.

Cquote1.svg The AU considers…the ‘dismissal’ of President Michel Kafando and the attempt of substituting him with ‘new authorities’ as null and void. Cquote2.svg

—African Union

The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States met on Tuesday in the Nigerian capital Abuja and flew to Burkina Faso to help with negotiations. A prominent mediation role was also played by the Mogho Naba, the traditional king of the Mossi, who are the country’s largest ethnic group. Civilian protests against the coup resulted in the deaths of at least ten people with more than a hundred injured. The attempt to overthrow the government was criticized by the international community, with the African Union suspending the country and describing the coup as “null and void”.

The President was released on Monday, September 21, and Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida on Tuesday, with both having been detained by the presidential guards at a ministerial meeting on September 16. This followed an official report which recommended that the presidential guards should be disbanded because they were an “army within an army“. The guards installed their former commander, Gilbert Diendéré, as head of state and demanded the lifting of ban on electoral participation for anybody who had tried to help exiled former President Blaise Compaoré to extend his 27-year rule in October 2014. Diendéré was also involved in two previous coups in 1983 and 1987, the latter of which brought Compaoré to power.



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June 30, 2015

Messi\’s name saves life in Nigeria

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Messi’s name saves life in Nigeria

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On Sunday, Jorge Menedez, brother of Santiago Menedez who was kidnapped in Nigeria, told Argentine newspaper Clarin that his brother credited Argentina football captain Lionel Messi for saving his life. Santiago Menedez said even though his kidnappers did not know English, crying Messi’s name was enough to explain to them he was a citizen of Argentina.

Santiago Lopez Menendez, a 28-year-old Argentine agronomist, working in Abuja, Nigeria was finally freed on Saturday after Nigerian kidnappers kidnapped him when he was travelling alone last Wednesday.

The armed kidnappers beat him seriously. They tortured him and did not provide him food and water. Menedez felt that they misinterpreted that he was from the US. Menedez tried to tell that he was not from the US, but kidnappers could not understand as they hardly knew English. The Argentine man started shouting “Messi, Messi, Messi” and thus Nigerian men understood he wasn’t from the US, but from Messi’s country, Argentina. Moreover, the company where Menedez worked also paid an undisclosed amount for the employee.

Menedez was finally released three days after when he cried Messi’s name to tell his nationality. His brother Jorge spoke to Argentine newspaper, Clarin and conveyed what Santiago said: “‘Tell them I am grateful to Messi […] Naming him is what saved me.'” Menedez would return to Argentina in a week.



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March 9, 2015

Nigeria allies join fight against Boko Haram

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Nigeria allies join fight against Boko Haram

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Military forces from Chad and Niger yesterday engaged Boko Haram militants within the borders of Nigeria. This follows African Union endorsement on Friday of the creation of an 8,000-plus strong regional force to combat the threat posed by the militant group.

Along with Cameroon, both Chad and Niger have previously engaged Boko Haram forces who have crossed their borders from the territory they hold in northern Nigeria. While all three countries have previously aided Nigeria against Boko Haram, the new attacks are Niger’s first push into foreign territory.

The new attacks against Boko Haram follow its leader pledging allegiance on Saturday to Islamic State, as other groups have done. A Nigerian military spokesman, speaking to the BBC, dismissed this as a “plea for help”; Nigerian spokesmen cited recent military defeats inflicted upon Boko Haram as the reason for the militants’ announcement.



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