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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)

Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)

Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba has a new home in Los Angeles, California.
The actor took to his Instagram page to share photos of the exotic crib and wrote: ' MY NEW CRIB!!! Ladies and Gentlemen... still in the first quarter of the year and God’s faithfulness keeps increasing every day..So since I’m not yet married this is going to be for me, myself and I...Let’s get to work with Furnishing... '
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Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)
Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba shows off his new home in LA (Photos)
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Lionel Messi enjoys a stroll with his heavily-pregnant wife and son in Barcelona (Photos)

Lionel Messi enjoys a stroll with his heavily-pregnant wife and son in Barcelona (Photos)

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi who's awaiting for the birth of his third son was pictured enjoying a stroll with his heavily pregnant wife Antonella Roccuzzo in the town.
The childhood couple who were dressed casually for the outing were also pictured with their youngest son Thiago.
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Lionel Messi enjoys a stroll with his heavily-pregnant wife and son in Barcelona (Photos)Lionel Messi enjoys a stroll with his heavily-pregnant wife and son in Barcelona (Photos)
Lionel Messi enjoys a stroll with his heavily-pregnant wife and son in Barcelona (Photos)
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"You never use toilet before?" Don Jazzy reacts to Teddy and BamBam having sex

"You never use toilet before?" Don Jazzy reacts to Teddy and BamBam having sex

Singer, Don Jazzy has taken to his Twitter page to react to BBN housemates, Teddy and Bambam having sex earlier today. 
"You never use toilet before?" Don Jazzy reacts to Teddy and BamBam having sex
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"Cows are more historic than some tribes in Nigeria" Fulani man defends Fulani herdsmen and open grazing in Nigeria

 "Cows are more historic than some tribes in Nigeria" Fulani man defends Fulani herdsmen and open grazing in Nigeria

A Fulani man has taken to social media to defend herdsmen and open grazing.
According to him, cows and Fulanis are historical. He added that cows are more "historic than some tribes in Nigeria" because they contributed immensely to the development of the country.
Read his posts below.
 "Cows are more historic than some tribes in Nigeria" Fulani man defends Fulani herdsmen and open grazing in Nigeria
 "Cows are more historic than some tribes in Nigeria" Fulani man defends Fulani herdsmen and open grazing in Nigeria
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'He did well!'- Toni Braxton says as she shows off her sparkling diamond ring and praises her fiance Birdman for his choice (Photos/Video)






Singer, Toni Braxton, 50, who recently confirmed her engagement to rapper Birdman, 49, flaunted her sparkling diamond ring as she appeared on ITV1's Loose Women on Tuesday afternoon.
The Unbreak My Heart star also praised her fiance about his choice of the stunning ring, saying, he 'did well' as she appeared on the daytime show to discuss her world tour.
When host Andrea McClean wished Toni congratulations, the singer playfully flaunted her ring and said: 'What do you mean? What are you talking about?'
The Grammy-winning singer then went on to praise her man. 'He did well, my gentleman friend.'
See more photos and watch the video below.
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''You never handed over #Dapchi security to us'' Yobe state police command replies military



Yobe State Police Command has denied claims by the Nigerian Military that it handed over the security of Dapchi community to the force just before the attack on Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi on Monday February 19th. 110 students of the school are currently missing.

Following the allegation made by the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, that the attack would not have occured if the military did not withdraw its troops from the community one week before the attack, the military issued a statement saying troops were redeployed out of the town due to fresh Boko Haram attacks in another community and that the security of Dapchi community was handed over to the police division in the community.

The state police command has however issued a statement denying the claim. Read the statement signed by Commissioner of Police Sunmonu Abdulmalik below
The attention of the Yobe State Police Command has been drawn to Press Statement from Headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole subscribing that “Dapchi has been relatively calm and peaceful and the security of Dapchi town was formally handed over to the Nigeria Police Division located in the town.
 The statement by the Military of formal handing over of Dapchi town to the Nigeria Police Division in Dapchi is not correct and untrue, as there was no time that the military informed the Police of their withdrawal, consult or handed over their locations in Dapchi town to the Police. The whole of Yobe State is still under Security Emergency which the Police, the Military and other security agencies are battling to ensure lasting peace.
 Members of the public in Yobe State are implored to disregard and discountenance this claim that the Military formally handed the security of Dapchi town to the Nigeria Police as untrue, unfounded and misleading.
 The Yobe State Police Command will continue to cooperate with other security agencies in ensuring safety and protection of lives and property of people of Yobe State.”
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Nigerian musician, Maleke files 500million lawsuit against telecom company

Nigerian musician, Maleke files 500million lawsuit against telecom company

Nigerian Musician, Satirist and former Executive director on entertainment matters to governor Adams Oshiomole, Maleke Moye today dragged telecommunications giant, 9mobile to the Federal High Court Ikoyi presided over by Hon Justice Faji on allegations of intellectual property theft and commercial exploitation of the said stolen intellectual property. 

The suit which was recently instituted against the telecommunications giant is asking for the payment of damages to the tune of 500million Naira for the unauthorized copying, theft, sale and continuos resale for of sixteen different music tracks of Mr. Maleke as ring tunes on its website for a period upwards of seven years. 

The plaintiff who spoke in court today lamented the huge financial loss he had suffered over the years due to the brazen display of recklessness by the telecommunications giant. He lamented further that all attempts to open communication channels with 9mobiles parent company were frustrated hence his resort to the law for remedy.  
The matter was adjourned till a later date for continuation of hearing.
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Gambia’s Tourism Minister tells sex tourists to go to Thailand, not his country

Gambia?s Tourism Minister tells sex tourists to go to Thailand, not his country

The Tourism and Culture Minister of Gambia, Hamat Bah, has warned foreign tourists hoping to travel to his country to engage in sex tourism, to rather go to Thailand.
Bah made this statement on GRTS TV, a state-sponsored TV station, during a news update show that airs weekly.
Apparently, winter season is high-time for tourism in Gambia and some of those visitors do go to the country for more than just the beaches.
Gambia?s Tourism Minister tells sex tourists to go to Thailand, not his country
According to Travel Wire News, Bah said,
“If you want a sex destination, you go to Thailand. Gambia is not a sex destination. We are not, and please every Gambian must sing that song. We cannot afford to see this country be brought to that level. We must protect and preserve this country.”
He went on to warn that foreigners engaging in sexual activities with underage Gambians will be prosecuted.

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President Buhari's full speech at the APC National Executive Committee Meeting

President Buhari

Today, President Buhari attended the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja.

Below is the full speech he delivered at the meeeting:
Protocols:
I welcome all of you dear party members to this year’s NEC meeting.
2. Let me first record my appreciation to the party leadership in Abuja and the States for their stewardship of the Party Affairs. In particular, may I commend our Chairman, His Excellency Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, for steering the Party from success to success.
3. From our resounding victory in 2015, to gubernatorial elections in Kogi, Edo and Ondo as well as much improved showing in Anambra Elections. APC is the Party of Government and now the Party of the Nigerian people.
4. Mr Chairman, Members of NEC, great credit is due to our APC State Governors for stabilizing the country and to our Armed Forces, Police and other Security Agencies for stopping Boko Haram in its tracks and driving them from their bases. No country, however well secured, can prevent isolated acts of terror as we have seen in America, Europe, Asia and here in Africa.
5. We must support our Security Agencies to safeguard our country so that the job of development as outlined in our Manifesto can proceed without too much interruption.

7. Mr Chairman, Members of the National Executive Committee, we cannot afford to fail to remind Nigerians where we came from in 2015. I am happy to report that slowly and steadily we have managed to stabilize the country and re-direct the ship of the State.
8. We have restored prudence to the management of public finances. Confidence in Nigeria has been restored. On February 23rd, Nigeria issued 12 year and 20 year Eurobond on the international market, which were both oversubscribed. The 12 year bond was within days subscribed by 332%. The 20 year bond was subscribed by 372%.
9. We have stabilized the Naira, increased our foreign reserves from US$20 billion to US$40 billion. Inflation rate is down. With considerably less resources available to the country, we have improved all indices towards a stronger economy.
10. Above all, we must pay tribute to the Nigerian people. They still massively support the government in spite of distractions from exponents of “business-as-usual”.
11. Nevertheless, I am not asking us to relax and take things easy. As we all know, elections are looming on the horizon, we must therefore get our act together. Accordingly, I implore all members of the Party to give the Asiwaju Committee full cooperation to resolve differences existing amongst our members in the States affected. It is perhaps inevitable that there would be differences of opinion within the Party. If we didn’t have differences we wouldn’t be a genuinely democratic Party.
12. But we must not lose sight of our common purpose as a new Party to break the mould of Nigerian politics and take the country to new heights. Therefore, we have asked our respected Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead this process of restoring order to the ranks, manage differences and strengthen the Party.
13. Mr Chairman, members of the National Executive Committee, I must acknowledge that the pace of government has not met the expectations of many within our Party. But few of us knew or appreciated the depth of the hole when we took office. Thus we spent the last two years digging the country out of the mess we met.
14. Furthermore, the stand-off between the Executive and the National Assembly slowed the process of government. We are working hard to resolve the differences so that the country can move forward.
15. Soon, primaries for;
a. Wards,
b. Local Governments,
c. State and
d. Centre will be due.
16. I urge all members to take account of the fact that APC has a history of conducting free and fair primaries whenever consensus about any position is not reached. Regardless of the outcomes of the primary processes, it is imperative that we all work together to ensure victory for our Party.

Thank you!
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You’ve failed Nigerians, Melaye tells his party, APC



Sen. Dino Melaye has taken a swipe at his party for failing to meet the expectations of Nigerians.

According to Vanguardngr, the senator spoke after he was conferred with the Legislator of the Year 2017 by Daily Asset Newspaper in Abuja.
He said: “The APC government has become Public Complaint Commission. We have more complains in the APC and even in the Presidency than service rendered. We cannot as a people continue like this.
The President said two days ago we should all embrace peace but I want to say without fear or favour that there can be no peace without justice. There is hunger in the land, there is poverty in the land, and there is unemployment in the land.
A lot of decision has not been taken; yet we say we want peace. The primary objective of government is the security and welfare of the people. There is no security, there is no welfare.

Nigeria is not only sick presently but equally suffers from regretful congenital abnormality. There is therefore a serious need for amelioration, palliation and correction.
Democracy will continue to be government of the people by the people for the people but what we have today is greedocracy which is government of the greedy by the greedy and for the greedy.
I delivered a lecture recently at the University of Lagos and some students from very wealthy homes, two of them said they didn’t care who the president of the country is and that it was none of their business because their parents were rich.
I said to them that when the poor have nothing to eat, they will start eating the rich. A time will come when it will be difficult to drive your expensive cars on the streets.
There was no kidnapping before, and kidnapping is seen as the redistribution of both ill-gotten and legitimate wealth. People now take from the rich and appropriate to themselves.”
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New Document Shows Nigerian Military Knew Of Boko Haram’s Planned Attack



New evidence showing that the Nigerian military was informed that Boko Haram was planning mass abductions in Yobe State has emerged.
A document obtained by SaharaReporters indicated that the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) was notified by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) of plans by Boko Haram militants to carry out a massive attack in February.
The confidential memo dated February 6, 2018, and titled “Plans By BHT To Carry Out Massive Attacks In Maiduguri And Damaturu” was signed by Brigadier-General EA Adeniyi.
The military, however, disregarded the instruction to stay on high alert, as troops were withdrawn from Dapchi in Yobe state, where over 100 school girls were kidnapped.                   
Deputy Director (Public Relations), the Theatre Command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement, said the military should not be blamed for the latest round of horror, as troops handed a peaceful and calm situation to the Police. 
However, the Nigerian police has denied the claim, stating there was not proper handing-over done to their men. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sumonu Abdulmaliki, said the military never handed over Dapchi town to the Police.
In a personally signed statement, Mr. Abdulmaliki explained that Yobe State remains a security emergency being monitored by security agencies.
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Nnamdi Kanu, wife spotted in Ghana 


Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been spotted by security agents in Ghana, TheCable reports.
There has been controversy over the whereabouts of Kanu who was last seen in public in September 2017 before the military launched Operation Python Dance II and raided his home in Aba, Abia state.
His court trial for treason has stalled and Enyinnaya Abaribe, the senator who served as Kanu’s surety when he was granted bail after spending 18 months in detention, has sought to be discharged from the obligation after his disappearance. 
TheCable claims it has been informed by security sources that Kanu was ferried to the Niger Delta creeks by militants at the height of Python Dance II, from where he found his way to Ghana by sea. 
.He is regularly seen at Kenzo Bar and IBG saloon in Accra, disguised in fez cap and usually in company with his wife, Uchechi. Kanu is said to live at an area called Cantonment, also in Accra, at an estate called “Arabella”. He regularly patronises suya joints in remote parts of the city.

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Buhari receives rescued Lecturers, Police Officers’ wives 



Pres. Buhari on Monday met with the rescued lecturers of the University of Maiduguri and Police Officers’ wives at the presidential villa, Abuja. 
The rescued persons had been under the custody of the Department of State Service in Abuja where they were examined by a team of doctors and psychologists. 
The rescued lecturers were abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno, while the police officers’ wives were kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa road, near Maiduguri, in June 2017. 
Their release after series of negotiations, according to an earlier statement issued by a presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, was facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, in line with presidential directives.
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It’s not about Buhari’s age. Are the youth ready to lead? – James Ibori



“Has the youth trumped the old in behaviour, morality, leadership, integrity and frugality? How have our youth fared in the professions, the military and the civil service? Do they even hold out any hope for the nation?”
Ibori said unlike the Nigerian youth, some of the world’s leaders including France President Emmanuel Macron —who was 39 years old when he emerged — and former US president Barack Obama had something to offer before coming on board. 
“The election of a Macron in France may have galvanised a section of Nigerians to think that the time is now, he said, adding: “Macron did not contest for office solely on the basis of being a ‘youth’; he ran in a national election based on concrete ideas.” 
Citing the case of Chukwuma Nzeogwu — who was 28 years old when he oversaw January 15, 1966, coup, Ibori said “ironically, the problem of Nigeria has been caused, in large part, by exuberant young men who were at the helm of affairs in the first decade of the nation’s independence”. Via: Thecable 
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Customs seize 88 coconut packs, 42 book packs of Cannabis 




The Nigerian Customs Service , NCS, Ogun State Area Command has seized 88 coconut packs and 42 compressed book packs hiding Cannabis in Ihunbon-Oke-Odan creek along Idiroko-Benin Republic border.
The exhibits were handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. The rapid response squad also intercepted four bales of second clothing/shoes used to conceal the hard drugs.
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NDU student electrocuted while fixing an electric fault in Bayelsa



A student of the Niger Delta University has died after falling on an exposed electric wire he was working on at Ogbolomaibiri, Nembe, Bayelsa state.

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I Built My Hotel With Funds Diverted From Nigerian Maritime Agency – Ex DG



A former Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, on Monday admitted that part of the N331million belonging to the agency which he was alleged to have diverted was used to build an hotel. 
According to S.R, he made the revelation during his cross-examination at his on-going trial over the before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos. 
EFCC had on April 12, 2016, arraigned Obi, alongside one, Alu Dismas, a former P.A to the immediate past DG of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and two firms, before the court on an 8-count charge of converting N331 million belonging to agency for personal use. 
While being cross-examined by the EFCC’s lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, the witness, who was also a former NIMASA Executive Director, Maritime Labor and Cabotage Service, disclosed that he transferred part of the diverted money to a firm known as Seastroke International, which built an hotel for him in Asaba, Delta state. 
He however claimed he has refunded the money when asked to do so by the EFCC. Further hearing in the matter has been adjourned to March 7 by 12noon.
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LIRS introduces E-Payment for remittance of consumption fee ...urges consumers to demand ERA system receipts

LIRS introduces E-Payment for remittance of consumption fee  ...urges consumers to demand ERA system receipts



Representative of Lagos State Governor and Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule (middle); Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr. Ayodele Subair (Left); Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade (2nd right); his counterpart for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde (right) during a Stakeholders' meeting on Fiscalization of Hotel Occupancy & Restaurant Consumption Tax Law at the Banquet Hall, State House, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
In its effort to leverage on e-payment and multi-modal payment portals, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has unveiled an automated invoicing system and technology device, Electronic Revenue Assurance system (ERA), at a stakeholders' meeting held with hotel and business owners in the hospitality and Tourism sector of Lagos state at the Banquet Hall, State House, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
With the theme "Fiscalization of hotel occupancy and restaurant consumption tax law'' The stakeholders' meeting highlighted the benefit of improving profit, sustenance of cash flow and reduction in revenue leakage for hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, bars and event centers owners in Lagos state through the ERA device.
LIRS introduces E-Payment for remittance of consumption fee  ...urges consumers to demand ERA system receipts
L:R Hon. Naheem Adams representing Chairman, House Committee on Finance; Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr. Ayodele Subair; Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade; Solicitor General, Mrs Funmilola Adesola Odunlami representing Attorney-General and Hon. Commissioner for Justice; and Hon. Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde during a Stakeholders' meeting on Fiscalization of Hotel Occupancy & Restaurant Consumption Tax Law at the Banquet Hall, State House, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
In his eloquent speech at the official unveiling of Electronic Revenue Assurance system (ERA, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State ably represented by the Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule reiterated his commitment to make Lagos state one of the largest economy and smartest cities in the world.
He enjoined the residents and business owners in Lagos state to key into the new ERA by promptly paying their consumption taxes through the newly introduced technology
''Funds are required to enable government to actualize its objective of the provision of adequate infrastructure and services for the residents of expected of a mega city. Prompt payment of taxes is the way in which government is able to finance its activities."
According to the Chairman of LIRS, Mr. Ayodele Subair, "The hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, fast food outlets, bars, event centers among others serve as agents of the government for the purpose of remittance of 5% consumption tax collected from customers through the LIRS new technology, Electronic Revenue Assurance System (ERA). The chairman also stated that the commencement of the new system takes effect immediately as LIRS officers will be visiting hospitality places to install the software and train their staff on the use of the new device.
LIRS introduces E-Payment for remittance of consumption fee  ...urges consumers to demand ERA system receipts
Representative of Lagos State Governor and Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule (middle); Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade (right) and Chairman, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Mr. Ayodele Subair (Left) during a Stakeholders' meeting on Fiscalization of Hotel Occupancy & Restaurant Consumption Tax Law at the Banquet Hall, State House, Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
The Electronic Revenue Assurance System (ERA) is a software application/device that issues invoices and receipts to consumers bearing a unique QR code. The receipt will also contain detailing of the items and/or services ordered and an embedded automation of Consumption Tax remittance in real time.
In his speech, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade stated that "The hotel occupancy and restaurant consumption tax Law is not a new law but an existing law.  The device is to ensure efficiency and compliance of remittance of consumption tax from the owners of Hotel, Restaurants, Nightclub and Events centres in the state.
He assured that the protection of consumers and collecting agents' details are confidential and will be used only for tax purposes.
Reacting to the newly introduced device, the President of Lagos hoteliers association, Mr. Adekunle Akilo noted that sensitization and training process for effective utilization of the device should be continuous to help business owners and consumers in the hospitality industry fully embrace the technology.
President of Association of fast food confectioners of Nigeria, Mrs. Kehinde Kamson stated "We will support Lagos state government on compliance and 100% remittance. However, the government through its agency, LIRS should create a level playing ground for all levels of business in the hospitality industry by initiating this device across the board especially the informal sector or unstructured businesses.
Incentive for consumption taxpayers, the LIRS is determined to give back to loyal consumption taxpayers who request for their receipts generated from the ERA System for an opportunity to participate in a draw and win attractive prizes.The LIRS urges consumers and customers of hospitality places in Lagos State to always demand for the ERA system receipts in the overall interest and benefits of all.
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Solidstar's son is so cute!

Solidstar

Singer, Solidstar shared this cute photo of his son and captioned it "golden' He is so cute!
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Angolans play dead in new social media photos to protest bad road and bad governance in the country

Angolans play dead in new social media photos to protest bad road and bad governance in the country



Angolans have been using the hashtag #acabademematar, which translates roughly as "kill me already" to pose for pictures where they are playing dead.

Explaining the reason for the new trend, blogger Lunga Izata says the photos are in protest to a range of issues from bad roads, poor hospital conditions, the high cost of living, pollution, and unemployment to the lack of schools.

"Yesterday, while longing for news that there may be a possibility of easing the country's economic crisis, I was saddened to hear that children have not been to school for five years," she writes.

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Angolans play dead in new social media photos to protest bad road and bad governance in the country
Angolans play dead in new social media photos to protest bad road and bad governance in the country
Angolans play dead in new social media photos to protest bad road and bad governance in the country
Angolans play dead in new social media photos to protest bad road and bad governance in the country
Angolans play dead in new social media photos to protest bad road and bad governance in the country
Angolans play dead in new social media photos to protest bad road and bad governance in the country
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