Ransomware returns via Ukraine

By Uche Mbah A devastating cyber attack has been under way in Europe and America, leaving trails of worry and trepidation in its wake. Called Petya Ransomware, this appears to be the second coming of the Cyber virus, which rogue programmers configured to lock down personal files in computers, while requesting for a $300 ransom before it can be released. Most times, the release of such file is not guaranteed even after the ransom has been paid. They demand to be paid in crypto currency, hence they leave no banking…

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Nigeria to overtake US in population by 2050, says UN

Nigeria, currently the most populous country in Africa, is billed to become the world third most populous country in 2050, beating the United states of America, which currently holds the title. By then, the leading west African country will be boasting of 300million people, when the world population is expected to round up at about 10 billion people. This is contained in the world population prospects for 2017 released by the world body recently, where they also stated that most of the ballooning population will be expected to come from…

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Bahamas 2017: Dalung Boosts Athletes Ahead of Commonwealth Games

By Akinwale Kasali The Sports minister, Solomon Dalung has urged athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Youth Games scheduled to hold in Nassau, Bahamas,  in July to work hard for success in the competition. Dalung, who visited the athletes at the Package B Hostel, National Stadium, Abuja, at the wekeend, urged them to believe in themselves. The minister said, “I came here to encourage you and to see how you all are faring in camp. “I’m aware that you have already spent one month and will be leaving for the Commonwealth…

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London Fire: One tragedy too many

Since the British government muted and carried out the idea of exit from the the European Union, generally called Brexit, it has been one tragedy or the order in Queen’s country. The latest of these is currently the fire that has engulfed Grenfell Tower in West London. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved.The inferno has burnt overnight, and the firefighters had responded within eight minutes of…

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Elections:Theresa May forms Minority government

After the snap election that was organized by the British Prime minister Theresa May backfired on her, She sought the permission of the Queen to form a minority government after losing instead of gaining seats.She has gambled on a massive support to go ahead with the BREXIT negotiations due in the next ten days. It is just as well because the labour leader Jeremy Cobyn would have to beef up negotiations strategy different from what May has been doing.Cobyn has called for Theresa may to resign-but that situation has become…

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For London attacks, outrage isn’t enough

Once again, the world woke up to another gory story of an attack in London’s most popular bridge, The London Bridge. This came less than two weeks after the Manchester Massacre, where Salmon Abedi, a British-born Jihadist, murdered 22 Ariana Grande fans. it is also one day before the singer’s planned fundraising for the victims. This latest attacks is coming on the backdrop of the impending election in the United Kingdom. A white van was said to have veered off the road into the crowd of people walking along the…

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Security Beef Up Cardiff Stadium Ahead of UEFA Champions League Final

Saturday’s Champions League final between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid and Gianluigi Buffon’s Juventus will take place amid taut security following last week’s fatal terror attack in Manchester. The suicide attack at Manchester Arena, which left 22 dead and scores injured, means vigilance will be heightened, but unprecedented security measures were already in place for the game. “The security operation for the four-day period covering June 1-4 will be the biggest ever seen for a sporting event in the UK,” says the Football Association of Wales (FAW). Most noticeably, the retractable…

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Super Eagles Move Up In Latest FIFA Ranking

This is good news for soccer enthusiasts. Since the coming of Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles have witnessed drastic improvement. The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday in both the continent and world. Super Eagles Gernot Rohr’s men who previously occupied the 40th position in the world moved two places and are now 38th while they sit pretty in the 4th position on the continent. The Eagles who are yet to lose a game in their German tactician’s tenure will today battle…

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Tottenham Hotspurs Holds on to Pochettino

Tottenham executive chairman Daniel Levy on Thursday declared manager Mauricio Pochettino would be staying at Spurs next season, saying: “I’m sure he’s not going anywhere”. Pochettino The Argentine’s future has been the subject of speculation after Spurs secured second place in the English Premier League behind champions Chelsea, with Barcelona and Inter Milan reported to be among those interested. But Levy responded swiftly when asked about Pochettino’s future by reporters in Hong Kong, where Tottenham will play a friendly on Friday. “Is he going somewhere?” Levy said, pointing out Pochettino…

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‘We Have Exchange Cup for Victims’ Lives’ – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side would give up their Europa League trophy if it would bring back the 22 victims of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. United beat Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm on Wednesday to win the Europa League for the first time, but the game was overshadowed by the deadly suicide attack on concert-goers at Manchester Arena, which also left dozens injured. “If we could, we would obviously change the people’s lives for this cup, immediately,” Mourinho told reporters at the Friends Arena. “We wouldn’t think…

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Arsenal Majority Shareholder, Stan Kroenke, Refuses to Sell Share

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke responded Monday to speculation about a possible takeover by insisting his company KSE UK’s shares in the English Premier League club “are not, and never have been for sale”. In a brief statement to the London Stock Exchange, headlined “Response to media speculation”, KSE said: “KSE UK Inc notes the recent media speculation concerning its shareholding in Arsenal Holdings PLC and confirms that its shares are not, and never have been, for sale.” It added: “KSE is a committed, long term investor in Arsenal and…

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Real Madrid Wins Spanish La Liga

By Akinwale Kasali It looked like a tall dream after the 3-2 defeat to Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona club side. But a determined Real Madrid team gathered momentum form that defeat to record over six straight wins. A 4-1 triumph over Celta Vigo was the turning point that sealed the league trophy. Many had thought that Malaga football club could be the spoiler, but within two minutes into the last match of the season for both side, Portuguese sensation and current world footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo swung into…

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Conte Targets Double with Chelsea

By Akinwale Kasali Less than24-hours after his club triumph in the Barclays English Premier, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has immediately turned his attention to matching fellow Italian Carlo Ancelotti by winning the ‘Double’ in England after his record-breaking team were presented with the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Chelsea Champions of England The west London club, crowned champions of England for the sixth time in their history, enjoyed a party after two goals from substitute Michy Batshuayi and strikes from Willian, Eden Hazard and Pedro saw them…

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Canadian Government Invites Ooni for its 150th Independence Anniversary

By Akinwale Kasali The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has been invited as a special guest of the Canadian Government to grace the country’s 150th Independence Anniversary celebrations in July this year. The special invitation was conveyed to the Ife monarch in his palace on Sunday by a Canadian Member of Parliament (MP), Ramesh Sangha. Delivering the invitation, the Canadian MP said that the invitation was aimed at forging stronger ties between Canada and Nigeria. Sangha, representing Brampton Central in the Canadian Parliament, said he would collaborate with…

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Boxing: Joshua, Klitschko for October Rematch

By Akinwale Kasali Welsh rugby could have an impact on Anthony Joshua’s next move with scheduled autumn internationals putting the boot into the initial plans for a November return, The Independent reports. It is looking highly likely that the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion will face Wladimir Klitschko in an immediate rematch after their enthralling classic at Wembley last month. Klitschko, who dropped Joshua in the sixth but was stopped himself in the 11th, is expected to trigger the rematch clause in the initial fight contract with a return in…

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Lawal: EU, US sad about Nigeria, arm twists Buhari to suspend him

The phoney anti corruption war of the Buhari administration has become a source of embarrassment to international donor agencies as they watched with bemusement as buhari looks the other way while his acolytes loo the country dry. The last straw was watching money for humanitarian rescue mission being brazenly looted by government officials, particularly those in the presidency while Buhari pretends that all is well and pursues his vendetta and political emasculation of the opposition, using Ibrahim Magu as a hatchet man. The European Union and the American has watched…

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Malaysian Parliamentarian Says 9-Year Old Girls are Spiritually and Physically Fit for Marriage

A Malaysian member of parliament, Tasek Gelugor, said girls as young as nine were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage. He made comments on Wednesday as Malaysia passed a law on sexual offences against children without criminalising child marriage. Gelugor, a member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, made the comments in response to a proposal by an opposition member of parliament to amend the Sexual Offences Against Children bill to include a ban on child marriages. The proposal was voted down by the majority of parliament. “They reach puberty at…

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Mudslides Kills 254 People In Colombia

  Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people including 43 children, President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday, as survivors described gruesome scenes amid the ruins. Santos, who traveled to the southern town to personally oversee relief operations, warned the toll could keep climbing. “Unfortunately, these are still preliminary figures,” he wrote on Twitter, after giving an earlier toll of 210. “We offer our prayers for all of them. We send our condolences and the entire country’s sympathies to their families.” More than 200 were…

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Outrage Greets the Recent Hike in Multichoice Subscription Rate

Effective May 1, millions of Digital Satellite Television (DStv) subscribers in the country would pay more as the owners, Multichoice, effects a price increase across all packages. The PayTv giant yesterday sent out text messages informing its teeming subscribers to expect price hike in 30 days time. A specific message to Premium bouquet customers reads: “Dear DStv customer, due to a price adjustment, your premium package fee has changed from N13, 980 to N14, 700 effective May 1, 2017.” The price hike is coming at a time most Nigerians are struggling to…

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Brexit: 35 years after Falkland, another female PM faces Spain over Gibraltar

Brexit-a word coined in the context of Britain exiting the European Union-has been fully kickstarted by the British prime Minister, Theresa May. The British Ambassador personally handed over the letter, which triggered the activation of article 50 of the Lisbon convention, to Donald Tusk, the European Council President in Lisbon. This automatically notifies the EU officially of the intention of Britain to exit the Union after a forty years of sojourn.As a rule, copies of the letter will be sent to the other twenty seven EU member countries. With this…

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