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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Nigerians react to fresh photo of Buhari released in our Facebook post on The Forefront. Read reactions and views. Batch 1



As grabbed from our page: The Forefront Media Nigeria
More reactions after the cut>>>

Also, batch 2 post to follow tomorrow. Let's know what Nigerians are saying. 

#MAGA - Oh dear me! Its Calexit Trump! California announces proposal to exit US

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California has announced a proposal, called “Calexit” that would establish it as a separate nation from the U.S., officials have said.
The proposal for California to secede from the U.S. was submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday, according to a report.
The proposed “Calexit” initiative was a name borrowed from the UK’s “Brexit” departure from the EU.

Reports say Apostle Suleiman has been formally invited by the DSS for interrogation

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Nigeria - Reports says  that Federal Agents DSS  have invited Apostle Suleiman for questioning after Governor Ayodele Fayose foiled an attempt to arrest him in Ekiti recently.

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Emirates FA Cup as Southampton crumbles to Arsenal 0-5

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#MAGA - OOOH DEARRR! Arrivals from Muslim countries being detained at US aiports

US authorities wasted no time implementing Donald Trump's order halting Muslim arrivals, detaining travelers arriving at American airports within hours of the US president signing the tough new measures, media reports said Saturday.


US authorities wasted no time implementing Donald Trump’s order halting Muslim arrivals, detaining travelers arriving at American airports within hours of the US president signing the tough new measures, media reports said Saturday.
The New York Times reported that airport officials as early as Friday night began detaining travelers, some of whom already had been aboard their flights when Trump announced his executive order closing America’s borders to refugees.

Oh my! Alas! President Trump attacks media in early morning Twitter blast again

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President Donald Trump attacked two major US newspapers in a Twitter blast on a busy Saturday when he was scheduled to speak with five world leaders, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
Trump criticized The New York Times and The Washington Post as being dishonest in a series of tweets that featured several typos. The reason for the early morning onslaught was not immediately clear.

Oh dear me! Fire destroys property worth N10.2m in Kwara Nigeria [NAN]

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A fire incident has destroyed property worth over N10 million at the Kwara Government-owned property, Patigi Regatta Motel in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of the state.
The Managing Director of the Motel, Alhaji Abdulkadir Mustapha-Rifun, who conducted newsmen round the motel on Saturday, expressed shock over the incidence.

Gambia president Barrow plans massive overhaul, but keeps secret police

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow arrives to speaks at his first press conference in The Gambia, as the country's newly elected leader, on January 28, 2017 in Banjul. West African nations plan to scale back a military force that secured the return to The Gambia of new President Adama Barrow to take power, the force commander said January 27. The mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc will see "a progressive reduction" in numbers, Senegalese General Francois Ndiaye said in a statement a day after the newly elected leader flew back to his homeland. CARL DE SOUZA / AFP


Gambian President Adama Barrow said Saturday that every aspect of his tiny west African state would need an overhaul after ex-leader Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule, but that its dread secret police would remain.
Barrow faces an uphill task after taking over from Jammeh, who left behind a dysfunctional economy and allegedly emptied state coffers ahead of his departure.

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VIDEO: Watch Emirates FA Cup highlights as Tottenham edges out stubborn Wycombe 4-3

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VIDEO: Watch Emirates FA Cup highlights as Crystal Palace falls to Manchester City 0-3

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VIDEO: Watch Emirates FA Cup highlights as Liverpool falls at home to Wolves 1-2

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Fire guts Biafra market in Onitsha, Nigeria. Goods worth tens of millions lost





It was learned that late friday night fire gutted some parts of Biafra Market Onitsha,Sokoto Road close to River Niger, also known as Glorious Market Onitsha, Anambra State, destroying over 300 shops and goods worth over N50 million, no life was lost but some traders were said to have sustained injuries while trying to rescue their goods.

Oh goodness me! Can you imagine! "Russia set to legalize Domestic Violence"



A draft law pending in Russia’s parliament would seriously weaken protections against domestic violence, Human Rights Watch said today. Parliament should reject the law as dangerous and incompatible with Russia’s international human rights obligations.
“Passage of this law would be a huge step backward for Russia, where victims of domestic violence already face enormous obstacles to getting help or justice,” said Yulia Gorbunova, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The domestic violence bill would reduce penalties for abusers and put victims’ lives at even greater risk.”

Presidency reveals date of President Buhari's resumption. Read...

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Nigeria - The date of President Muhammadu Buhari's return has been made known by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Adeshina made the revelation on Friday, January 27 during a chat with Televison Continental (TVC).
Adeshina described the growing tension over the health of the president as “purely unnecessary” He reiterated that the president is hale and hearty.

Oh gosh! Gangs’ car bombs rattle Montenegro’s capital

Montenegran police officers investigate a crime scene in the capital Podgorica on January 19, 2017. Heavily-armed police are guarding the streets of Montenegro's capital after a spike in gangland violence rattled the Balkan country, which is on the brink of joining NATO. Drug mafia feuds began in the coastal towns of Bar and Kotor, hotbeds of organised crime, where anti-terrorist police swooped in to tackle the deadly rivalries last summer as tourists came and went on cruise ships. But the troubles have come to the streets of the capital Podgorica in the past few weeks, with two people killed and two others seriously injured in three explosives. SAVO PRELEVIC / AFP


Heavily-armed police are guarding the streets of Montenegro’s capital after a spike in gangland violence rattled the Balkan country, which is on the brink of joining NATO.

Drug mafia feuds began in the coastal towns of Bar and Kotor, hotbeds of organised crime, where anti-terrorist police swooped in to tackle the deadly rivalries last summer as tourists came and went on cruise ships.

~Kaboom!!!~ Senegal police arrest Gambia’s ex-prison boss who oversaw Jammeh's opponents torture



Senegalese police said on Friday that they had arrested Gen. Bora Colley, the man who ran Gambia’s prisons, where human rights groups claimed perceived opponents were tortured and in some cases died.

Colley was made the director of prisons by Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election last month but refused to step down.

Australian Open Men's Final: Federer vs Nadal, captivating but lopsided rivalry. Its live on The Forefront tomorrow


The head-to-head record between the elegant Swiss and the snarling Spaniard is anything but even, with Nadal winning 23 matches out of 34, slightly more than two-thirds.


The rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal transcends tennis and has long captivated fans, who are happy to overlook its big flaw: it’s heavily weighted to one side.
The head-to-head record between the elegant Swiss and the snarling Spaniard is anything but even, with Nadal winning 23 matches out of 34, slightly more than two-thirds.

Serena Williams wins a record 23rd Grand Slam title courtesy of the Australian Open Final live on The Forefront HD

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Serena Williams has beaten her sister Venus in the Australian Open final, winning a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam.
The 35-year-old American swept past her greatest rival 6-4, 6-4 at the Rod Laver Arena for her seventh Melbourne Park crown.

CAN blasts Acting President Osinbajo: Your silence is killing us; aide responds



Nigeria - The Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday expressed concern over the continuous persecution of its members, particularly pastors, and demanded that the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), should intervene in the clampdown on churches because “his studied silence is no longer golden.”

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World Health Research: Artificial intelligence 'as good as cancer doctors'



Artificial intelligence can identify skin cancer in photographs with the same accuracy as trained doctors, say scientists.
The Stanford University team said the findings were "incredibly exciting" and would now be tested in clinics.

Oh dear me! In a rare health scare, Basketball player Akil had his eye popped out during match. Read more...



A basketball player says he is "doing pretty well, all things considered" after his eye popped out in the middle of a game, New Zealand media report.

Boko Haram reportedly sacks military base, 3 soldiers feared dead in Borno

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Nigeria - Suspected members of Boko Haram have reportedly invaded a military camp of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in Kamuya village of Buratai ward of Biu Local Government Area of Borno state, where they sacked the soldiers at their duty post, before carting away arms and ammunitions, sources have revealed. 

The sources also alleged that three soldiers were feared dead. Kamuya is located about 6 kilometres to Buratai, the ancestral home of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai. 

Veteran British actor Sir John Hurt dies from Pancreatic cancer aged 77

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Sir John Hurt has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 77, his agent has confirmed.
The renowned British actor starred in more than 200 films and TV series during an illustrious career which spanned six decades.
He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, as well as his performances in The Elephant Man, Alien, and Midnight Express.

Donald Trump hails Brexit, '100% behind NATO' after PM Theresa May talks

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Theresa May was able to declare Donald Trump "100% behind NATO" during his first meeting with a foreign leader since becoming President last week.
The Prime Minister's team are delighted their decision to fully engage with the new President has led to concrete results, reining in some of his radical rhetoric that had troubled many Western allies.

President Trump suspends US refugee program, suspends entry from seven countries

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order he said would impose tighter vetting to prevent foreign terrorists from entering the United States at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks.
The order limiting entry on visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries is for 90 days. The six other countries are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, the White House said.

Oh goodness me! Gunmen invade court room, kill six persons including wardens

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Imo, Nigeria - Dare-devil gunmen stormed the Owerri High Court in commando style yesterday, killing no fewer than six persons, including two prison wardens.
The invaders also ferried away a notorious kidnap suspect, Henry Chibueze, popularly known as Vampire, who had been brought to the court from Owerri Prisons.
It was a horrific sight as judges and lawyers struggled to scale the perimeter fence to escape from the gunmen that sacked the court.

Fresh photo of President Buhari in London released to quash death rumours

BREAKING: Fresh photo proves President Buhari is alive and well in UK

Nigeria - A fresh photo of President Muhammdu Buhari enjoying his vacation in the United Kindgom has been released.

The photo was posted on Friday, January 27th evening by a Facebook user Aishat Alubankudi on her page after a meeting with Nigeria's number one citizen.

Photos: Gov. Fayose prays, protects Apostle Suleiman from DSS operatives as driver




Fayose protects Apostle Suleman from DSS operatives

Nigeria - Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose is determined to protect Apostle John Suleiman from operatives of the Department of State Services as he took to driving him around.

Fayose thwarted an attempt by DSS operatives to arrest Suleman after he allegedly incited his members to kill Fulani herdsmen.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Trump has 'friendly' call with Mexican leader but demands change

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto is seen during the delivery of a message about foreign affairs at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Mexico, January 23, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido


U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a friendly phone call with Mexico's president on Friday but asserted he will renegotiate trade deals and other aspects of the countries' ties because Mexico has "beat us to a pulp" in the past.
Mexico's peso extended gains on news of the call.

Nigerians Beware! DHQ says female suicide bombers now strap babies on back to evade detection

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The Defence Headquarters says female suicide bombers in the North East are now evading detection from security operatives by carrying babies on their back, that ordinarily passes them for innocent nursing mothers. 

The Acting Director Defence information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, said in a statement in Abuja on Friday that the attention of the DHQ had been drawn to the new tactic.

Awww... Usain Bolt returns gold medal, says would help fund Carter appeal

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Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt returned his 2008 Beijing Olympic 4x100m relay gold medal Friday and would help finance an appeal to Nesta Carter’s doping punishment, the Jamaica Gleaner reported. 

Bolt told the newspaper that while he is not pleased at having to surrender the medal, he will not allow the situation to distract from his focus in this planned farewell season and says it will not impact his athletics legacy.