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Barber stabs graduate to death during Chelsea/Atletico match

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Punch reports:

When on Wednesday 29-year-old Saheed Badmus went to a viewing centre on Lamina Street, Egbe, Lagos State, to watch the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Chelsea Football Club and Atletico Madrid, little did he know that was the last match he would ever watch.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the graduate of Ekiti State Polytechnic was stabbed to death by a barber identified only as Yemi, during an argument that broke out at the viewing centre.

Our correspondent, who visited the scene on Thursday, observed a large crowd on the street talking about the incident.

Saheed’s friends took our correspondent to a portion of the street where spinkles of Saheed’s blood could be seen.

They told PUNCH Metro that passions were high at the viewing centre as most of the Chelsea fans were desperate to see their team qualify.

It was learnt that during the match, Saheed stood up and Yemi shouted at him and told him to sit down as he was blocking him from viewing the match on the scre…

Okonjo-Iweala promises adequate security for World Economic Forum participants

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The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Friday allayed fears of insecurity in Abuja as the World Economic Forum on Africa begins on Wednesday, May 7.
Okonjo-Iweala, who spoke at the backdrop of Thursday’s Nyanya bomb explosion, said that the Federal Government would provide adequate security for participants.

She told newsmen in Abuja that President Goodluck Jonathan would make a statement on the forum and security issues shortly.
She said “with the World Economic Forum, of course, it’s not easy; the news we have so far is that people are asking questions but it’s seems encouraging.
“I think that by the time we hear some of the security measures that the president is going to announce, we will see that we will calm the nerves of those who are proposing to come.
“We have also sent a press advisory but we should focus now on the feelings. I told you that I was sad about the abducted girls and we should focus on what to do to bring the girls back.
“And, we should also focus …

#BringBackOurGirls

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More and more people are getting involved in making sure our girls are brought back home>

May Day Tragedy: Scores die in fresh Abuja bombing

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Exactly 18 days after deadly bomb blasts at Nyanya bus terminal in Abuja killed 75 people and injured 200 others, Nigerians were thrown into mourning, yesterday evening, with another blast, which at press time had claimed at least 17 lives and scores more injured.
Yesterday’s attack took place at Wazobia Park, Nyanya, opposite where the last attacks occured.
As at 9:05 pm, 17 corpses were counted at the Emergency Ward of the Asokoro Hospital, while the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, ambulances were still rushing to ferry in more of the dead and the wounded.



One eyewitness said he saw 20 bodies at the scene.
The bombers, whose identities were yet to be unmasked, struck at the same transit point they attacked exactly 18 days ago.
No group has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s attack.

At Asokoro General Hospital, 16 dead bodies were on the ground. Many people, families and friends were in the hospital while many were outside because the hospital gates were shut against …

Ghanaian-American Genius Kwasi Enin is Going to Yale

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17-year-old Ghanaian-American Kwasi Enin, who made headlines in April for being accepted into 8 ivy league universities including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia has made his decision.

Yesterday – Wednesday 1st May 2014, Kwasi made the announcement at the gymnasium of his school, William Floyd High School.

He shared that he will be attending Yale in the fall.

“My Bull Dog Days experience last week was incredible,” he said, referring to his New Haven campus visit.

“I met geniuses from all across the world. And everyone there was so friendly and inviting. And I believe that their deep appreciation and love for music, like I have, was very critical for me deciding to go there.”

Congratulations Kwasi Enin.

Pippa Middleton Accused of Wearing "False Bottom" at Royal Wedding

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It's been three years since the royal wedding, but royal watchers are still talking about Pippa Middleton's derriere. Kate Middleton's sister has been accused of enhancing her backside, which became famous when she followed her sister into her wedding to Prince William in April 2011 in a stunning well-fitted white Alexander McQueen dress.

Stephane Bern, A Knight of the Order of Grimaldo in Monaco and an etiquette expert, argues that Pippa, 30, wore a "false bottom" for the big day.

"Of course she had a false bottom,” Bern said on his talk show on channel France 2. "I repeat it: she had a false bottom. You take her away from that and she has normal buttocks." Bern added: "It was an optical illusion; she knew there were a billion people watching. It was the moment to show it."
The younger sister to the Duchess of Cambridge isn't unfamiliar with such accusations.

Middleton joked about the world's fascination with her backside during…

Iyabo writes Boko Haram, says insurgents more competent than Jonathan’s men

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Senator Iyabo Obasanjo has accused those in President Goodluck Jonathan’s inner circle of being a hindrance to the resolution of the crisis posed by the Boko Haram insurgency. In an open letter to the Islamist sect, whose leadership she credited with “more sense,” Senator Obasanjo, however, faulted the insurgents for betraying the true essence of revolutionaries in directing their venom against the lower class.
Dr. Obasanjo in the 860-word letter particularly cringed at the abduction of hundreds of school girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, saying their crave for sexual gratification is no excuse for the abduction.

While noting her surprise that more armed groups have not risen against the state given the social and living conditions of the majority of the population, she wrote:
“I am moved to write about the current state of affairs in Nigeria. My first inclination was to write to the President but since all letters to him seem to elicit only open derision a…

It’s a Girl for Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha

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Congratulations to Scandal actress Kerry Washington and her Nigerian-American ex-NFL husband Nnamdi Asomugha on the birth of their baby girl.

The couple have named their daughter Isabelle Amarachi.

The very, very, private actress actually gave birth on Monday 21st April 2014 in Los Angeles.

A source reveals to People.com that “Kerry is at home busy with the baby”.

It is the first child for the couple who secretly tied the knot in July 2013.