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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Facebook overhauls Trending feature after bias claims



The Forefront understands that social media giant Facebook has overhauled the Trending feature on its site to make posts more automated after claims of left-wing bias.
Facebook's 1.7 billion users see news stories and topics picked using a mixture of AI and human input, the BBC reports.

Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Syria's Aleppo



At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
The Britain-based group said regime aircraft had dropped two explosive-packed barrel bombs several minutes apart on the Maadi district of eastern Aleppo.

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English Premier League results after matches played on Saturday.
Tottenham 1 (Rose 72) Liverpool 1 (Milner 43-pen).

Ijaw Youth Council says Asari Dokubo is alive



The Ijaw Youth Council has dismissed the rumoured attack by military personnel on Alhaji Asari Dokubo, founder of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF).

KENYA CONFERENCE: JAPAN PLEDGES $30BN SUPPORT FOR AFRICA



Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent.

Reveller, 26, Dies At Creamfields Dance Music Festival



England - A man has died after collapsing at the Creamfields dance music festival, police said.
The 26-year-old was found collapsed in a campsite at the event at Daresbury, near Warrington, Cheshire Police said.

Special forces kill five Niger Delta militants and recover arms



Nigeria - The Forefront has learnt that troops of the Special Forces Battalion have killed five militants and recovered some arms and ammunition from their camp in Rivers State.

40 miners arrested over Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister’s killing



Bolivia -More than 40 miners have been arrested in Bolivia after a minister was beaten to death during protests, authorities said on Friday.

READ:: BOLIVIAN DEPUTY INTERIOR MINISTER KILLED BY MINERS

Football - Stalemate at WhiteHart Lane as Spurs and Liverpool tie ends 1-1



Left-back Danny Rose’s 72nd-minute equaliser earned Tottenham Hotspur a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in a hard-fought Premier League encounter at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Football: Pochettino was Manchester United's first choice over Mourinho


Jermaine Jenas has claimed the club's hierarchy were keen to poach the Argentine from Tottenham before appointing the former Chelsea manager.


Mauricio Pochettino was Manchester United's first choice for their managerial vacancy before Jose Mourinho was appointed, it has been claimed.

Oh gosh! At least 16 dead in Moscow warehouse fire


At least 16 people died in a fire that broke out at a Moscow warehouse on Saturday morning, Russian authorities said.
“When the fire was being put out, a room that had been cut off by the flames was discovered,” TASS news agency quoted the regional branch of the emergency ministry’s press service as saying.

BUSINESS EXCLUSIVE (2nd edition): DO IT YOURSELF ON THE FOREFRONT - HOW TO MAKE SODA WASHING SOAP


Did you miss the first post on The Forefront Business Exclusive on Laundry Bleach Making?

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Today we are going to be showing you the practical steps in producing soda washing soap yourself for personal use or business purpose. 

Any question on this post must be channeled here only as a comment or in the Forefront facebook pages for Nigeria and Global audience only. Calls, whatsapp, inbox messages, facebook messages would not be attended to reliably. Questions must be open. Thank you!

Soda washing soap is a usually hard soap made with sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate. It is used in washing of kitchen equipments, like cutleries, plates, pots, spoons, etc. People also end up using soda to wash their clothes even in this economic recession. More details after the cut>>>

Photo: 9ja! Sellers arrested in Sapele Delta Nigeria for using embalming fluid on kpomo for swelling


This is coming from a Forefront reader.

Wonders shall never end!! This post is especially for those of you who like buying big kpomo from the market. 

Photos: President Buhari arriving Kenya for Tokyo Conference

Buhari smiling on arrival to doing what he does best - travelling. Lol. More photos after the jump>>>

Police fire tear gas at Zimbabwe anti-Mugabe protesters



Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare.
They have also beaten up people wearing red T-shirts, the colour of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC), a BBC reporter at the scene says.
Protesters are calling for electoral reform ahead of polls in 2018.

Bangladesh security forces kill 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack



Bangladesh security forces killed four militants on Saturday, including the alleged mastermind of an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed, the head of Dhaka's counter-terrorism police unit told Reuters.

Movie Onset Tragedy: Building Worker Dies On Set Of Blade Runner Sequel



A Hungarian man has been killed in an accident on the set of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel.
The construction worker died work during the dismantling of the set on a sound stage at Budapest's Origo Studios.

Juno Spacecraft Mission To Jupiter To Get First Close-Up Look At Jupiter



Juno, the spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, is due to make an unprecedented close approach to the giant gas planet today.
Mission controllers at NASA said the robotic explorer will have all its nine scientific instruments activated when it flies 2,500 miles above Jupiter's swirling cloud tops at around 130,000mph.

Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello attacked with stones and pure water after Jumaat


Nigeria - Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello was reportedly pelted with stones and sachets of pure water yesterday shortly after the Jumaat prayers held at the Central mosque Lokoja, the state capital.

JAMB TO UPLOAD NAMES OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES [NAN]



Nigeria - The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will soon commence the uploading names of candidates who have been offered admission into tertiary institution on their website.

Friday, 26 August 2016

US Election 2016: Reuters/Ipsos poll now shows Clinton leads Trump by 5 points, a significant drop for the Democrat



U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads her Republican rival Donald Trump by 5 percentage points among likely voters, down from a peak this month of 12 points, according to the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Friday.

Football - Lewandowski's hat-trick helps Bayern maul Bremen 6-0 in Bundesliga opener




Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern Munich opened thier 2016-17 Bundesliga campaign with a 6-0 win over Werder Bremen on Friday.

Man who named dog Buhari: Reaction from presidency - " laughable"



Nigeria - The arrest and prosecution of Sango-Otta, Ogun State resident, Joachim Iroko, for naming his pet dog, Buhari has been daubed a “laughable incident” by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

President Buhari approves governing boards for NPA and NIMASA



Nigeria - President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Governing Boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Oh dear! 1 dead, at least 4 injured in Belgium in accidental blast



One person was killed and at least four were injured in Belgium in an accidental explosion at a sports center near the French border.
Chimay police Chief Pierre Maton said early Friday that the blast was most likely "a gas explosion," but an investigation into the cause was ongoing.

Photos: President Buhari at his best again! Off to Kenya for International Conference



Its been a while the President of Nigeria has not hit the airwaves. But he is back at what he knows how to do best. Safe trip Sir! 

Oh boy! NDLEA arrests 51 year old woman with heroin


Nigeria - Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have apprehended a 51 -year old trader with 180 grammes of heroin.
The suspect was nabbed during inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopia Airlines flight from Entebbe, Uganda.
Four parcels of brownish powdery substance that tested positive for heroin was found inside her luggage.

Study shows that men watching TV for hours daily could have their fertility affected



Findings by some researchers have shown that watching TV more than five hours daily could affect a man’s fertility as it can reduce the sperm count by one-third.
The researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, studied 1,200 “healthy” young men. 

Brazil chief justice suspends Rousseff trial amid senators' row



The impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the Senate descended into a shouting match between her political supporters and opponents during its second day on Friday, forcing a halt in proceedings.

Regulators 'Look Into' Facebook Links To WhatsApp



Regulators are "looking into" plans for WhatsApp to share user information with Facebook.
The online chat app has changed its privacy policy to allow sharing the information, which includes the phone numbers of its users, with its parent company.
Users launching the app today were told that agreeing to the new policy would see their account information shared with the "Facebook family

Football - Fenerbahce and Manchester United face off in the Europa league group stage. See full draw here



Fenerbahçe will face Manchester United in the group stages of the Europa League having been zoned together in Group A.

Death toll in Somalia beach restaurant attack rises to 10



Somali police said the death toll from an attack late on Thursday by the Islamic militants on a seaside restaurant in Mogadishu had risen to 10.

Photos: Water Reform Agency says Ekiti Dam victims are not not World Bank officials





Ekiti, Nigeria - The Third National Urban Water Sector Reform has clarified that the four victims who drowned at Egbe Dam in Ekiti State are not World Bank officials as earlier reported.

Wow! Comedian Funke Akindele, JJC Skillz marry secretly in London



Away from the prying eyes of the public, comic actor and creator of the Jenifa series, Funke Akindele, has secretly married her Nigerian rapper boyfriend, JJC Skillz, in London, UK on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Only a few friends and family and children of JJC attended the private ceremony.

Football - Thierry Henry appointed Belgium Assistant Coach


Former France star Thierry Henry has been named as the new assistant coach of Belgium, the national coach Roberto Martinez announced on Friday.

Mikel Obi's father unhappy with the FG over treatment of the Dream team



Nigeria - If you can remember the Obasanjo era, the Eagles were hosted to a bronze reception after the African Cup of Nations in 2004. Then President Obasanjo stated: "This bronze tastes like gold". The present FG remains unpopular for ignoring what matters including this issue, support is crumbling by the day as people that brought this government to power are becoming regretful.
The Forefront understands Pa Michael Obi, father of the national Under-23 team captain Mikel Obi, has expressed his disappointment over the treatment of the team after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Number of dead in Italy quake climbs, first funerals to be held



The number of people killed in an earthquake that flattened parts of central Italy rose to 267 on Friday as rescue workers pulled more bodies from mounds of debris and families prepared to hold the first funerals.

Renowned Dwayne Johnson 'The Rock' Tops Forbes List Of Best Paid Actors



Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes, raking in $64.5m (£49m).
The 44-year-old former wrestler more than doubled his earnings from last year thanks to his role in the action comedy Central Intelligence, the eighth instalment of the Fast & Furious racing franchise and the forthcoming Baywatch.

Aww! Kindness me! Polish Olympian Sells Rio Medal To Save Boy Battling Cancer



Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who won silver at the Rio Olympics, has auctioned off his medal to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy with cancer.

Breaking News! Nine dead, dozens wounded in blast at police headquarters in southeast Turkey



A car bomb explosion rocked a police headquarters in the town of Cizre in Turkey on Friday, killing nine people and wounding dozens, sources said, in the latest in a spate of attacks in the country's turbulent south east.

Photo: The punch reports that a mechanic burnt his daughter's face and private part with hot iron



Nigeria - This is the height of wickedness!!! The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Surakat Idowu, for allegedly brutalising his five-year-old daughter with a hot iron in the Ikotun area of the state.
It was gathered that 45-year-old Idowu, who separated from his wife in 2013, allegedly tortured the girl with an iron in the face and in the private parts on Monday.

WOW! AT LEAST 30,000 UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN TO BE FED BY CHRIST EMBASSY IN DELTA NIGERIA


At least 30, 000 underprivileged children drawn from three communities in Warri, Delta State will this year benefit from the Inner City Mission Children Food Bank, which is being sponsored by the Warri zone of the Christ Embassy. 

Georgia man gets 40-year sentence for boiling water attack on gays



A Georgia truck driver was sentenced to 40 years in prison for pouring boiling water over a gay couple, a district attorney's spokesman said on Thursday.

Christian Association of Nigeria blast US Govt. over Secretary of States Kerry's divisive visit to Nigeria


The Forefront has ensured US President Barack Obama and his Secretary of States John Kerry are copied this post on their twitter handle. So CAN grieviances have been duely received!

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), yesterday, came hard on the United States (US) Secretary of States, Mr. John Kerry over his visit to Nigeria, alleging that it was discriminatory, personal and divisive.

It alleged that the visit was aimed at “furthering Federal Government’s plan to continue to persecute the teeming population of Nigerian Christians.”


Joe, man who named his dog Buhari bailed at last



Ogun State, Nigeria - The man, who named his dog ‘Buhari,’ Joachim Iroko, has been released after perfecting his bail conditions.
Iroko, who is more known as Joe, was released on Thursday, after he had spent three days in Ibara Prison, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Goodness me! Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister 'Killed' By Striking Miners



Bolivia's deputy interior minister has been beaten to death by striking mine workers after being kidnapped, according to local media reports. 
Moises Flores, a radio station director, said he had seen the body of 56-year-old Rodolfo Illanes.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

And in Canada, Three die in crossbow attack in Toronto, one in custody



Three people were killed in an attack involving a crossbow in Toronto's east end on Thursday and police took a person into custody, a police spokesman said.

From England comes this sad one: Man And Woman Die As Car Crashes Into Lake In Plymouth



A man and a woman have died after their car crashed into a lake in Plymouth, police said.
The car went into Hooe Lake in Turnchapel just before 1.55pm, ending up on its roof.

Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA best player of Europe in 2016



Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award on Thursday after winning both last season’s Champions League and Euro 2016 with Portugal.
Ronaldo, 31, received the accolade for the second time in his career after finishing ahead of Real team-mate Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.

NEW BOKO HARAM LEADER IS SON OF FOUNDER



Nigeria - When the Islamic State group appointed Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the head of Boko Haram early in August, few people even recognised his name.
But to close observers of Nigerian jihadi affairs, Barnawi’s promotion from relatively unknown spokesman to leader came as no surprise.
After all, many experts say that Barnawi, born Habib Yusuf, is the 22-year-old son of Boko Haram’s founder Mohammed Yusuf.