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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Arsenal manager, Wenger’s letter to his ‘girlfriend’ revealed

Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai trolled for wearing jeans and high heels at Oxford

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

atundaPLAYHOUSE, NABAMS (Yabatech Chapter) presents Bode Sowande "The Night Before"

"The play reveals the night before graduation of five students. They reminisce on their life as undergraduates, the years of demonstrations, relationship, riot, good times and of course the bad times. The five of them, through reenactment, took us through the moments.

...When Nibidi narrates, we are at the party by the bonfire and when Moye (male), Moniran (male ), Dabira (male) Onita(male) and Ibilola (female ) chorus “Zebra power!
The most notable of these scenes recalls a protest at the polytechnic that led to the death of one of the students. Such is the effect of stylised theatre, that with choreographed movement and gestures, five actors make us believe that they are a whole crowd of rioting students.

“We protest!" they shout and Nibidi (male) explains: “We did not know what we were protesting about. we are at the demonstration on campus. In a flash, they turn around and march and now they are the riot police. They face the audience and they are the protesting students again. Gunshots are heard and “hell breaks loose".... Its called a "play in a play"
Their conversation is a reminiscence of their campus days, which they bring to life by enacting the events they found most memorable.

It's a play about blind, youthful zeal and passion; About a young nation torn between an educated elite hungering for reform and progress and an old guard stuck in the exploitative colonial ways.
But, none-the-less brings to mind a time when scholars were scholars; When the desire to learn and to understand was aflame.The Night Before has an awesome blend of music, poetry, dance, movement and philosophy. It is hilarious to the open-minded and philosophical to the light-hearted.
Performance Date: 17th November, 2017
Venue:Multipurpose Hall, Yaba College of technology, Yaba, Lagos.
Time: 4:00pm

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

14 Suspects Arrested, 5,000 Hectares Of Indian Hemp Plantation Destroyed In Ondo

Fourteen suspected growers and cultivators of indian hemp have been arrested and 5000 hecters of plantation destroyed by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ondo state. Those arrested include both men and women. Vanguard reports.

Also, two suspected cultivators of the substance had to abandon what they were cooking on fire inside their hut when they saw the team but were later arrested in a nearby farm where they were hiding.

Hundreds of labourers were engaged by the agency to cut all the substance before they were set on fire.

Nigerian Sentenced To 3 Years In U.S Jail, Deportation Over $1.3million Fraud

Nigerian Wiseman Oputa, living in Texas, United States has been jailed for three years by a federal judge in Houston.

The 25-year-old had pleaded guilty to a $1.3million wire fraud in April, using fake passports and romance schemes.

Investigators said Oputa used counterfeit passports to open bank accounts in the Houston area. The passports had his photo but different names and identification.

Prosecutors said he then then lured online victims into sending money to those accounts.

The scams ranged from bogus business deals and romance offers to false reports of money won and taxes needing to be paid to acquire the winnings.

Along with restitution, Oputa also will face deportation proceedings when he leaves prison.

EFCC Is A Senseless Body - Fayose

Controversial governor Ayo Fayose, has declared the EFCC a senseless body saying he will restructure it when he eventually becomes the president.

The Ekiti state governor made this known at a reception held in honour of two of the state officials who were recently arrested and then released from EFCC custody.

“By the grace of God, I will restructure the EFCC when I become the president of this nation. I will reorganize EFCC and make it look responsible. They detained me in 2008, but I won them in court because the most high God was on my side. EFCC is a senseless body, because if they are not senseless, it should have known that the man who wrote the petition had been sacked because he didn’t deserve to be called a civil servant. The arrest of my officials was orchestrated by Ekiti indigenes in collaboration with the EFCC. I will never go and beg EFCC, it will rather beg me. I won’t negotiate anything because I am not afraid of them. There was a subsisting court that barred them from arresting any official of this state, but they breached the law' he said

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