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Photos: Colourful Moments from Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony

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The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Opening Ceremony took place at the 80,000-seater Marcana Stadium in Brazil.

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Flower Girl Dresses by Monbebe Lagos

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Monbebe Lagos caters to little bitty flower girls ranging from 6 months old to size 14. The lead designer Seyi specializes in making and designing little bridesmaid dresses as well as special occasion dresses. I believe our flower girls are equally as important as bridesmaids and groomsmen when it comes to weddings and I also want to show that the wedding industry in Nigeria is able to match and exceed others around the world.

Niger Delta Militants threaten to bomb mosques and kill muslims if Boko Haram attacks churches and kill christians

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A Niger Delta militant group known as the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, has issued a statement threatening to kill Muslims and attack mosques in their region if the Factional leader of Boko Haram set, Abu Masab el Barnaw and his members carry out their planned attacks on Christians and Churches. Barnaw  released an audio message in which he said the vision of their sect was to kill christians and attack churches. In a swift reaction, spokesperson of the militant group, W O I Izon-Ebi, warned that the Islamic leader should ot carry out his plans otherwise they will retaliate. 

Read Izon-Ebi's statement after the cut.

Not Again: Black 18 year old teen shot and killed by the Police in Chicago

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An 18 year old Chicago black teen, Paul O'Neal who was in a stolen car was being chased by the police and fatally shot in the back. In the video above, after the police chase, the teen ran out of the car and was chased on foot by cops who eventually apprehended him and cuffed his arms, with blood oozing from his back. Initially the police didn't know the teen had been shot, when they realized he had been shot, they all became confused and asked each other who may have shot the teenager. 

Rather than call for the medics, they were seen in the videos on their body camera trying to figure out who shot the boy. One of them was even worried that he would be on desk duty for the next 30 days.

Leicester City players each get BMW smart car worth about £105K

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Leicester City is still basking the glow of their unprecedented title triumph last season and the rewards are still rolling in. Members of the title winning side were each rewarded with a BMW i8 worth exactly £104990.

A fleet of 19 protonic blue BMW I8s - which cost a total of £2million  were seen outside the club's King Power Stadium.

The cars are understood to be gifts from chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha to the players following their stunning Premier League title victory back in May. The billionaire businessman had promised each member of the playing squad a standard car worth about £30K following their title triumph but he apparently changed his mind and decided to spoil them with these smart cars. 


Virgo Apparels presents “Tiffany” S/S 16 Collection starring Ex-MBGN Anna Ebiere Banner | Lookbook

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Tiffany collection is inspired by the beauty in the transition of a flower; from its awakening at dawn, to its subtle descent at the advent of dusk. Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Anna Ebiere Banner stars as the muse for the ready-to-wear line. According to a rep for the label, the Tiffany collection was “created to adorn the woman with a range of bright and playful colours, to cool warm colours yet maintaining the feminine resilience, forte and enchantment without eroding her as soft, compassionate and warm.”

Photos: Aisha Buhari interviewed on Voice of America, Washington, D.C.

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Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, who is currently on a working visit to the US, was at Voice of America in Washington, D.C. Friday, August 5th, where she was interviewed on both the English and Hausa service. 

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Rio Olympics 2016: Moroccan Boxer Arrested & Jailed 15 days over Alleged Sexual Assault in Games Village

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Hassan Saada A Moroccan boxer has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Village. Hassan Saada, a 22-year-old, was held on suspicion of committing the assaults on Wednesday, a police statement said. The boxer, who fights in the light-heavyweight category, was due to take part in his first bout on Saturday by 4:30PM.

EFCC Arrests 3 FAAN Staff over N100m Fraud

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Abdul-Shehu Obaze The EFCC has arrested a level six accounts officer at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Christy Olabode, for an alleged fraud of N100 million. According to a statement from Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Friday, the arrest was made on August 2. The statement said that also arrested were her younger brother, Abdul-Shehu Obaze, of the commercial department of FAAN in Ilorin, and Dominic Ojo, an IT officer at the headquarters in Lagos. It said the arrest followed an anonymous petition, which indicated that she allegedly diverted the said sum by inserting names of non-FAAN staff into its payroll.

Photos: Hundreds of stray dogs poisoned in Pakistan

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Officials have poisoned hundreds of dogs in Karachi, Pakistan in the latest effort to curb a population of strays that attack thousands of people each day. Bodies of dead dogs are seen littered around the city as municipal workers gathered them for disposal. Officials estimated the operation had culled thousands of strays but did not have a full accounting for all six city districts.
"At least 700 dogs have been killed only in two areas of Karachi's south in the couple of days," said Sattar Javed, a spokesman for the municipal authority.
The periodic culling of stray dogs using poison tablets hidden in chicken has drawn criticism from animal rights activists but a city official, Mohammad Zahid, said it was necessary because packs of strays posed a threat to residents.

2Baba Becomes First African Musician to be hosted at the Home of Legendary Italian Inventor and Tycoon, Gaspare Campari

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Nigerian Pop icon 2Baba is officially the first African Musician to not just visit but to be hosted (in a grand manner) at  the Home of Legendary Italian inventor and Tycoon Gaspare Campari in Milan. His career is full of many splendid firsts. And he’s now added another remarkable one. The pop giant is being hosted this week, at the Campari house situated on the outskirts of Milan, on the invitation of the respected Italian Organisation. 2Baba and Campari Masterclass trainer, Tommaso Cessa at the home of Campari The singer and his team kept the news on the low, refusing to let the cat out of the bag, even after word leaked that they were spotted arriving in Milan. 2Baba is a brand ambassador for Campari, the first African act to be so decorated in over 200 years. He now joins a global elite list of celebrities who have been invited to the home of Campari, where he toured the Campari museum, brewed his own Campari cocktails and had lavish lunch at the summer home of the company’s founder Ga…