North Korea and the ‘Fire and fury’ threat by Trump

After diplomatic hide and seek, threats and counter threats, the spectare of nuclear Holocaust has suddenly become real. With recent reports that North Korea has been able to build a nuclear warhead miniaturized enough to fit into the head of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the walls built around the possibility of attack on the United States crumbled into a ruin of uncertainties.With recent United Nations Sanctions stoking more tensions, the question now is no longer if but when the escalating hostilities will result in direct confrontations.On North Korea’s current trajectory,…

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North Korea: Fear Grips Americans

By Bayo Bernard In the event of any preemptive nuclear strike against the United States of America by the North Korea regime what will the President Donald Trump administration do? This is the question now agitating the minds of many Americans as the tension between the two countries escalates. The regime leader Kim Jong-Un has lately threatened to attack Guam, a United States territory in the Pacific. Senior military officials in PENTAGON, United States military arm have been meeting to respond to any threat from the North, sources say. North…

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Neymar Left Barcelona Out Of Respect For Messi

Neymar Sr says his son made the world record €222m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain out of respect for the Blaugrana talisman, Leo Messi. The 25-year-old Neymar Jr last week moved to the Ligue 1 side on a five-year deal reportedly worth €600,000 (£540,000) per week after tax. Though many analysts have opined that the Brazillian left the Nou Camp for the money, his father claimed his son left because he did not want to challenge the status of Messi out of respect for his teammate. Speaking in a…

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Super Cup: Ronaldo Could Line Up Against Manchester

Cristiano Ronaldo could face former employers Manchester United on Tuesday as the Portuguese star has been named in Real Madrid’s Super Cup squad. There were initial doubts over his inclusion as the 32-year-old missed his side’s summer tour of America after he was given an extended break following the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo took to Instagram to say he was ‘looking good’ as he walked through Madrid Airport with his team-mates. Cristiano Ronaldo has finally returned to training with Real Madrid but the defending European champions are set to be without…

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Mourinho Says Neymar’s Deal Isn’t Expensive

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he does not believe the record-shattering 222 million euro ($260 million) transfer fee Paris St Germain are willing to pay for Neymar is expensive. But the Reds boss, speaking after his side beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Dublin in a pre-season friendly, is concerned how the staggering figure will affect future transfers. Mourinho shelled out 105.2 million euros ($111 million) last summer to re-sign their former midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus, but the French outfit are poised to double that record to tempt the…

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Klitschko Retires

By Akinwale Kasali Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing – ruling out a rematch with Britain’s Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian, 41, was knocked out in the 11th round by current world champion Joshua t Wembley Stadium in April. Joshua, 27, had hoped Klitschko would sign his rematch clause for a proposed fight in Las Vegas on 11 November. “I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports,” said Klitschko. The two-time former champion, who held the unified…

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Neymar Off To PSG For 223 Million Euros

Barcelona confirmed Neymar’s wish to leave the Catalan giants on Wednesday but insisted the Brazilian’s 222 million euro ($260m) buyout clause must be paid as his potential world record move to Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer. “Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and representative, communicated to FC Barcelona this morning his decision to leave the club,” Barca said in a statement. “The club have informed them that the buyout clause in his contract that from July 1 is 222 million euros must be paid in full.” Such a fee…

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Pyongyang, Trump and drumbeats of war

After fourteen missile tests in one month, North Korea has been able to test missiles that has the capability to reach the coastal areas of the United states of America.This has resulted in the US and South Korea revving up threats, threatening that “military options” are on the table against North Korea.The latest launch of the Intercontinental ballistic Missile now puts even the United States Mainland in danger should Pyongyang decide to become naughty. United states President Trump has reacted by saying that the US will take “all necessary steps”…

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George Weah, 18 Others Run for Liberian Presidency

Twenty candidates will contest presidential elections in Liberia in October, among them a former warlord, a footballer and a fashion model, as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf steps down after two terms, the electoral commission said Monday. There is no obvious front-runner to replace the Nobel Prize-winning Sirleaf as head of the fragile West African state she was elected to lead in 2005 following a long civil war, one that has left deep scars on its economy and social fabric. Elections for the presidency and House of Representatives take place on October…

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Mbappe’s Root Traced to Nigeria

Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe has attracted some of the biggest sides in world football in the last few weeks, making the 18-year-old football’s most courted teenager. The striker took Europe by storm last season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions in his first full season at  senior club level. Mbappe is one of the most sought  after players in the summer transfer market in  Europe. Reports on Tuesday claimed that the teenage sensation has Nigerian origin. Close followers of the emerging striker acknowledge his ability to carve out goals, not…

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Danish Legendary Goalkeeper, Sorensen Retires at 41

Former Denmark international goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen said Monday he is retiring from professional football after a playing career spanning 24 years. A veteran of over 350 matches in the English Premier League with Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke City, Sorensen played 101 times for the Danish national team. The 41-year-old ends his career after two seasons with Melbourne City in Australia’s A-League, where he was named the league’s goalkeeper of the year in his first season. “It was a very challenging decision, but after reflecting on my career and my…

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Customs Seize Cocaine Worth $920 Million

Customs officials in Hamburg presented a record haul of 3.8 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of $920m to the media on Thursday. The haul, which originated in South America, was displayed under tight security in a military barracks in the northern port city of Hamburg. The drugs, which were stacked before the press in colourful, shrink-wrapped plastic packages, were seized in three batches during customs operations in Hamburg’s harbour earlier in the year. The haul was the first time several tonnes of class `A’ drugs were seized by German customs.…

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AIB resuscitates Investigation equipment

The unserviceable flight Data equipment at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is on the verge of resuscitation, a move that is expected to boost the investigations capabilities of the Bureau. The $5.8 million unserviceable Flight Safety Laboratory equipment is designed with capacity to download information from Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR). In a statement issued by the Bureau spokesman, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi after a week of training facilitated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Singaporean Government,the Commissioner, AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru said that the…

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28-Year Old Man Kills Parents, Siblings and 17 Others

Twenty-eight-year-old man admitted killing 19 people, including his parents and three children, when he went on trial in southwest China on Wednesday, the court said. After returning to his home village in Yunnan province on September 28 last year, Yang Qingpei murdered his parents when they refused to give him money, the Qujing City Intermediate People’s Court said on its official microblog account. Fearing he would be discovered, Yang then killed 17 of his neighbours and fled to Yunnan’s provincial capital Kunming, it said, adding that the murder weapon was…

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Ex-Tottenham Hotspurs Keeper, Paul Robinson Retires at 37

By Akinwale Kasali Former England and Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37, according to media reports Monday. Robinson, who was out of contract after spending the last 18 months with Premier League side Burnley, gained 41 international caps and played in all five England matches on their run to the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals. Robinson, who started his career at Leeds United, made 175 appearances for Tottenham during a four-year spell at White Hart Lane, before he moved on to Blackburn…

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Roger Federer Warns Rivals

By Akinwale Kasali Buoyed by his record-setting eighth Wimbledon title, Roger Federer warned rivals Monday that he could play until he’s 40, spearheading a late-life era of supremacy alongside Rafael Nadal. Federer eased past injury-hit Marin Cilic to become the oldest Wimbledon men’s champion of the modern era on Sunday, breaking the tie for seven All England Club titles he had shared with Pete Sampras since his last triumph in 2012. It also gave him a 19th Grand Slam title in his 29th final at the majors. With his 36th…

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Joe Hart Joins West Ham United

By Akinwale Kasali England international goalkeeper Joe Hart is set to have a medical with West Ham on Monday as he looks to finalise a loan move from Manchester City, according to media reports. The 30-year-old had been told by City boss Pep Guardiola that he could find another club, and he appears set for a season-long loan with the East Londoners after spending last season with Italian side Torino. Hart, who has 71 England caps, is expected to have the option of making the move permanent, while City will…

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Venus Williams Makes History

Venus Williams became the oldest woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 23 years when the 37-year-old beat Ana Konjuh in the fourth round on Monday. Williams, the US 10th seed, beat the Croatian 27th seed 6-3, 6-2 on Centre Court, becoming the oldest player to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Martina Navratilova in 1994. At 19, Konjuh was not even born when five-time champion Williams made her Wimbledon debut in 1997. Williams faces French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Tuesday’s quarter-finals. Williams has won four Olympic gold medals, one…

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3 nabbed over Visa forgery

By Chibuike Osuji Three people have been nabbed by the special fraud unit of the Nigerian Police over forgery and visa racketeering. Simply identified as Segun, Ajasa and Olubunmi, the suspects, who were arraigned recently by the police, were arrested following several complaints by officials of the United States embassy in Lagos.Two of the suspects were held for issuance of fake visa documents while the third one, a lady, was arrested for colluding with others still at large for illegal business. The suspects claimed to be agents of the Embassy…

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North Korea and the threat of war

The world is currently on edge due to the nuclear rants of North Korea about the United States of America and the so called civilized world. Since the opted out of the Nuclear proliferation treaty in 2003, it is becoming more and more difficult to reign her in as she behaves like an erratic adolescent with a pistol aimed at his overbearing father. Now the boy is practicing on different shooting ranges. In recent times, North Korea has been launching small and medium range missiles across the sea in a…

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