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Headies 2020: Nominees list in full

Here is the 14th headies nominees list for the year 2020. The award is basically for the year in review (JULY 2019 – SEPTEMBER 2020) See full nominees list; BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR   A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review. OZYMANDIAS – BRYMO SMILE – WIZKID FEAT. HER WONDERFUL – BURNA BOY DREAMER – FIREBOY DML GHOST TOWN – WURLD BEST POP SINGLE A voting category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group). BILLIONAIRE – TENI NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI. LADY – REMA FEM – DAVIDO JORO – WIZKID SKELETUN – TEKNO SONG OF THE YEAR A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. FEM – DAVIDO NOBODY – DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. JOEBOY & MR. EAZI JORO – WIZKID MAFO – NAIRA MARLEY DUDUKE – SIMI PRODUCER OF THE YEAR An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album

Nigeria Beat Guinea To Secure Knockout Round Qualification

Nigeria became the first team to qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations as they beat Guinea 1-0. Three-time winners Nigeria scored the only goal in the 73rd minute when Moses Simon's right-wing corner was headed in at the near post by Kenneth Omeruo. They now have six points from their two games after a 1-0 win over Burundi in their first match on Saturday. The top two nations in each of the six groups advance, along with the four best third-placed countries. Nigeria dropped captain John Mikel Obi, who played for Middlesbrough in 2018-19, but their side did include Brighton defender Leon Balogun, Stoke midfielder Peter Etebo, Leicester midfielder Wilfried Ndidi and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi.

The Time For Action

_By Joshua Nicholas_ On the land of dreams, only imaginations grow as pastures. When there are no actions a vision is as good as a mirage. Pictures of riches are fast to paint; a glaze with potentials or else they fade. A purposeful existence is not only a question of dreams but purely a function of actions. A drunkard too have dreams! For every 10 dreams we need just one single action! The days of dreaming are over. It is time to work out those dreams to become reality. The Nigeria of my dreams? Can we just make it the Nigeria of my work? The earlier we start looking for workable ways to bring all those dreams to reality the better it will be. Time is a factor that no one ever has in excess; our potentials has been dormant for a long time now, and it needs to be harnessed! We are young and we must make history. Within a couple of days now, we will be 58 years old. We have been through a lot, we have passed our dark moments and our glory lies ahead of us. It is more sooner

My Success Story: The Eagles Life

By Joshua Nicholas Eagles are magnificent birds. They are beautiful. They are powerful. They may fly high and see untold sights of God's creation. Today, we will be using the eagle's life to learn alot. * *The Eagle's eye:* The eagle has the ability to see 5 kilometres away. When an eagle sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and set out to get it. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it. Be focused. If you can see what is impossible and believe it can be done; you can do the impossible. * *The Eagle's love:* The female eagle don't just mate anyhow. They conduct series of test to their intending male partner to seek his committment. Whether in relationship, life in general or in business, one should test commitment of people intended for partnership.  * *The Eagle's storm:* When other birds shade themselves during the storm, the eagle thinks it is the best time for flying. They navigate the wi

The Walk Against Suicide: YAPJEN Inspires Hope

A Good Governance, Human Rights and Social Justice Advocacy Group, Youth Advocates for Peace, Justice and Empowerment Network (YAPJEN) has on Monday carried out a walk against suicide in Anambra State, the eastern region of  Nigeria. In the walk which cuts across Ifite and ended at Arroma, all in the state capital, the advocacy group who all came out en masse to raise the awareness for the sudden increase in the rate of suicide, especially amongst the Nigerian Youths, sensitized and educated the citizens about aspiring for Greatness, and holding their dreams at high esteem. Briefing newsmen at the event, Amb Timothy Nwachukwu The Peoples Advocate and the Executive Director of YAPJEN, told the Youths not to give up on their dreams and condemned the act of young people taking their own life. "Suicide is not an option, don't allow depression to ruin your dreams" the Ambassador said. He further called on the Government to provide certificate bagged loans to promot

Mallorca Gain LaLiga Promotion

Mallorca are back in LaLiga after a sensational comeback against Deportivo La Coruna, overturning a two-goal deficit from the first leg of the promotion playoff with a 3-0 win at Son Moix on Sunday. The 2-0 defeat at Riazor on Thursday appeared as though Mallorca had spurned their chance of a return to the top division three years after being in Spain's third tier, but Vicente Moreno's players clearly had other ideas. A bright start was rewarded with a strike on 20 minutes from Budimir which flew past Dani Gimenez and had the fans believing that the miracle was possible. Those hopes turned into expectation on 62 minutes when Salva Sevilla made it 2-0, as Deportivo looked shell-shocked from the hosts' onslaught. Some fine approach play from Baba supplied substitute Abdon Prats with the golden chance, and when the ball crashed against the net, the Son Moix erupted.

My Success Story By Joshua Nicholas

 ROOSEVELT: HANDICAPPED BUT NOT 'MINDICAPPED' Franklin Delano Roosevelt commonly known as FDR , was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and emerged as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century. He directed the United States government during most of the Great Depression and World War II . As a dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal Coalition , realigning American politics into the Fifth Party System and defining American liberalism throughout the middle third of the 20th century. He is often rated by scholars as one of the three greatest U.S. Presidents , alongside George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In the 1932 presidential election , Roosevelt defeated incumbent Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide to win the presidency. Roosevelt took office while the United S

History: First OBA To Face Public Execution

THE FIRST OBA TO FACE PUBLIC EXECUTION 1949'Oba Samuel Adeniran the 43rd Alaaye of Efon Alaaye How Oba Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa Atewogboye II Was Sentenced To Death For Killing A Baby For Ritual In 1949 The 43rd Alaaye of Efon-Alaaye, Kabiyesi Oba Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa Atewogboye II, his herbalist and one of his servants and Gabriel Olabirinjo, were all hanged to death for The Ritual Murder of 15-Month-Old Baby Girl Named Adediwura In 1949 By M. Ogunshakin On a Monday morning that started out like every other day, the 10th of January, 1949, something unbelievably nasty was to occur. An event so brutal it shook the helpless community to its very core. In the rustic compound of Mr. Ojo was a 15-month-old baby girl whom he and his adorable wife joyfully named Adediwura (meaning royalty or crown has turned to gold). Not bothered with any problem in the world, she was busy playing. Unknown to the family, the crown of the Efon-Alaaye was soon going to turn their own crow

Before This Hip-hop Music Kill Us

By Emmanuel Daraloye  "Tope is Teenager who lives in Southern Part of Nigeria, yesterday, he asked his parents who MC Oluomo was, his mum replied him by telling him,  he (Oluomo) was an exco of National Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oshodi Axis in Lagos state".  What he failed to tell them was about his daily brooding on how to get money and pomp champagnes in a club, sandwiched between two women with a diamond chain dangling from his neck in a  2019 Bentley Cadillac, what a tall fantasy?.  The Nigeria Hip Hop scene which became prominent over two decades ago is in ruin, no thanks to the singers,  song writers and the music entrepreneurs. The Nigeria Hiphop music is almost becoming a weapon of oppression for the youth,  gone are the days it was used to correct the ills of the Society, what they do now is  to tweak the thinking of the teeming youth into crime,exploiting the vulnerables, open endorsement of hard drugs, ridiculing women as sex object

Atletico Sign Marcos Llorente From Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid has reached an agreement with Real Madrid over the transfer of Marcos Llorente, pending medical tests. The 24-year-old Spanish midfielder will sign on a five-year contract. He is a midfielder with the ability to play as a defender. At 24 years old, he faces the challenge of wearing the AtlĂ©tico shirt. Marcos Llorente was born on January 30th of 1995 in Las Rozas (Madrid). His excellent work as both midfielder and defender features a notorious capacity to anticipate and an intuition to intercept his rivals’ passes. During the 2016-17 season, he made his debut, and at only 21 years old he became the player who made the most recoveries during the season, with a total of 303 recoveries. Llorente is expected to be a replacement for Rodri who is expected to complete a move to Manchester City.

SUICIDE

By - Oluwasola Abiola Elisha - ABSOL A disease of no singular causative agent Day by day it's having its root in our environment A menace beyond the capacity of the government The next victim it will attack no one has any idea It can even be the he/she who is dear In its company comes depression In its company comes frustration In their names it manifest itself without notification What do we give unto the messenger of death claiming our lives? What do we do to the invisible monster claiming our lives Do we stand and just look, allowing it take more lives? Or do we simply tell ourselves to our hearts that consulting the monster should not be an option Even when visited by its company keepers There is definitely a better approach to ignore its company keepers... Avoid competition (healthy and unhealthy) Be you! Be real! Shun comparison Embrace contentment And let us together avoid further unexpected sorrows in our environment Say NO❌ to Suicide

A 300-Level UNIBEN Medical Student Commits Suicide

A 300-Level Medical Laboratory student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Christabel was yesterday evening discovered dead in her hostel room at Newton Street, Ekosodin area of Benin City, after allegedly taking some deadly substance to end her life. The details of the incident were still sketchy as at press time yesterday but according to eyewitnesses, she mixed the deadly insecticide popularly called Snipper with a Sprite drink and reportedly left a suicide note where she stated that she was about taking her life because the guy she loved didn’t love her in return after her boyfriend broke up with her. But another witness who confirmed the incident said an empty sachet of Klin detergent was found on the spot where her body laid. Meanwhile, in a social media post by Uniben Metro, it was reported that the suicide note, which is already in custody of the police at Ugbowo police station, was addressed to two persons, names withheld and the two persons have been invited to the

I Remember

By Joshua Nicholas I remember when a plate of pepper soup/ catfish goes for N200 at base 4 but now it is N400. I remember when i newly came to Awka (eastern Nigeria) before the 2015 general elections, a cup of rice was sold for N50, but now a cup of rice goes for N100. I remember then I use to be on MTN Family/friends tarrif plan and 17kobo goes for 1sec. But now the tide has changed as MTN beta talk now goes for 40kobo/sec. I remember when I newly started college, my weekly allowance was 2k, I use, spend, give, dash and use, still yet i always have left over at the end of the week. But now 7k cannot see me through mid-week, I use, spend and borrow. I remember my favourite mini-bread goes for N50 but now the same bread @Yale goes for N120 with reduced quality. I can decide to keep on remembering and remembering. Please where are we going to in this country. The meaning of moving forward does it also affect the standard of living and the prices of things. As prices of go

Ondo Youths Shut Down Akeredolu's Office

The Ondo State Governor’s office is currently being blocked by youths from Ilaje Local Government Area of the state. According to the youths, they were protesting the alleged diversion of funds meant for the areas by the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration. As at the time of filing this report, the youths mounted human barricade at two gates of the governor’s office at Alagbaka GRA of the state capital. They prevented workers of the governor’s office from gaining access into the complex. They also insisted that the governor must attend to them and as well address them before they allow anyone into the premises.

Oyo State Losses Corps Member

A Corps member of National Youths Service Corps posted to Oyo State, Johnson Onyilo has reportedly committed suicide. Onyilo took his life in the early hours of Friday, June 14 as friends and colleagues could confirm. The Benue state indigene was a graduate of accounting from the University of Jos, Plateau state. Information about why he took his life is still sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

Another UNIZIK LAW Undergraduate Gets Financial Support From YAPJEN

Barely one month after Youth Advocates For Peace Justice And Empowerment Network (YAPJEN) offered Scholarships to five indigent Law Students, Another needy Law Student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University have received an educational financial support  from the group. YAPJEN, A human Right and good governance  advocacy group has continued to live up to it's name by coming to the aid of an indigent law student as the group on Monday June 11, 2019 Presented an educational financial support to Miss Esheya Esomchi, a year two law student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. In an emotion laden voice, Miss Esheya Esomchi, a second year law student in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka expressed her gratitude to YAPJEN  for extending their educational support to her, she stated that the financial assistance came when she needed it most as she was already in fear of not been able to write her remaining examination without making the payment for her school fees. She prayed God to bless the member

PL 2019-20 Season: Liverpool Start With Norwich; Man Utd to Face Chelsea

The 2019-20 Premier League season will start with Champions League winners Liverpool hosting promoted Norwich City on Friday, 9 August. Champions Manchester City will open the defence of their title the following day with a trip to West Ham. Aston Villa and Sheffield United, the other promoted teams, play Tottenham and Bournemouth respectively. For the first time in Premier League history, the clubs will get a short mid-season break in February. The break will be staggered over a two-week period. There will be only five matches on one weekend, with the other five games from that round taking place the following weekend, ensuring that each team gets one week off. The opening weekend will also see Manchester United hosting Chelsea on Sunday, 11 August.

Herald! The Emerging Nigeria (YAPJEN TO NIGERIA)

#democracy@20 The Glory of Nigeria has been hidden  with some covering cast, and we are on the mission to removing it. The better and brighter days will come: that is why the  Youth Advocates for Peace, Justice and Empowerment Network (YAPJEN), is so careful about tackling these surmounting problems and unveiling the Glorious Nigeria, the Nigeria to emerge. Although, Nigeria has a smaller economy than some of European developing countries with just 5-10 million people like Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Montenegro or Norway and a lower GDP per capita than the likes of Albania, Guatemala or Mongolia which are all considered poor countries, yet we are still resolute about our quest and pursuit for a better Nigeria. Nigeria remains firmly in the low human development category, placing 157 among 189 countries on the UNDP Human Development Index in 2017, compared to Brazil at 79, South Africa 113 and war ravaged Iraq at 120. While Brazil moved 20 million persons out of poverty in eig

YAPJEN Fulfills Promise, Presents Cash Prizes To Awardees Of Scholarship

By Joshua Nicholas A Human Right group YAPJEN ( Youth Advocacy for Peace, Justice and Empowerment Network), fulfilled their promise on Friday 7th June by presenting the cash prizes to the recipients of the scholarship that was awarded few weeks ago. The event which took place at the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University was an epoch making event, delivering their promises to the 5 indigent students. YAPJEN is an initiative founded by Amb. Timothy Nwachukwu ( The Peoples Advocate), on the premise of advocating for mind re-oreintation and attitudinal change among Nigerian youths. Reinvigorating the faith and hope of the Nigerian youth in the Nigerian Dream and Nigerian project. Some other things to know about YAPJEN. They campaign against * Human Right abuses * violence against women and children. * corruption in public institution * Domestic violence They also advocate for : *A corrupt free and disciplined society. *Respect for human rights and dignity. * probity

Some Vital Tips On Breast Cancer In Women

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, and the second main cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Stages Cancer is staged according to the size of the tumor and whether it has spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body. 👉There are different ways of staging breast cancer. One way is from stage 0 to 4, but these may be broken down into smaller stages. Stage 0:  Known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the cells are limited to within a duct and have not invaded surrounding tissues. Stage 1: At the beginning of this stage, the tumor is up to 2 centimeters (cm) across and it has not affected any lymph nodes. Stage 2 : The tumor is 2 cm across and it has started to spread to nearby nodes. Stage 3 : The tumor is up to 5 cm across and it may have spread to some lymph nodes. Stage 4 : The cancer has spread to distant organs, especially the bones, liver, brain, or lungs. Causes After puberty , a woman's breast consists of fat, co

Portugal Defeats Netherlands To Win UEFA Nations League

Portugal secured Nations League glory on Sunday as Goncalo Guedes' second-half strike earned a 1-0 victory over Netherlands at the Estadio do Dragao. The host nation had been touted as favourites ahead of the inaugural Finals and they lived up to that billing in Porto, adding more major silverware to their European Championship triumph three years ago. Cristiano Ronaldo had netted a hat-trick in the 3-1 semi-final win over Switzerland but he was kept relatively quiet on this occasion by Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt. Instead it was left to Guedes to settle matters, exchanging passes with Bernardo Silva and smashing home from the edge of the box, although Jasper Cillessen may feel he could have done better.

Eden Hazard Departs Chelsea, Send Farewell Message To Fans

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard Sends his farewell message to all Chelsea fans as he prepares to join Real Madrid. It read thus: To my Chelsea friends and family, You now know that I will be joining Real Madrid. It’s no secret that it was my dream to play for them since I was a young boy just scoring my first goal. I have tried my very best not to distract myself or the team through this difficult period of speculation and media attention, especially the last 6 months. Now the Clubs have reached an agreement I hope you understand I had to pursue my next chapter, just as each and every one of you should when you have the chance to pursue your dreams. Leaving Chelsea is the biggest and toughest decision in my career to date. Now it’s in the open I would like to put on record one thing was always clear to me, I have loved every moment at Chelsea and not once did I ever consider, nor would I have left for any other Club. I was only 21 when I joined, so I have grown up as a man and

Real Madrid Sign Luka Jovic

Real Madrid has officially announced the signing of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported fee of €60million. Jovic was in fine form last season scoring 17 Bundesliga goals and a further 10 in Eintracht's run to the semi-finals of the Europa League. Jovic becomes the second player to join Madrid since Zidane's return, with a €50million move for Porto defender Eder Militao concluded in March.

VAR To Be Used At Nations League Finals In Portugal

Video assistant referees are to be used at this week's Nations League finals. It is the first time VAR has been used in a national team competition run by European football's governing body Uefa. The technology was used at the 2018 World Cup and in this season's Champions League knockout stages, while it will make its debut in the Premier League next season. The Nations League starts on Wednesday when hosts Portugal play Switzerland.

Ronaldo In, Salah Out, UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both been included in the Champions League squad of the season despite failing to reach the final. Ronaldo's Juve only reached the last eight before being knocked out by Ajax, while Barca fell to eventual champions Liverpool despite Messi's dazzling display in the first leg of their semi-final meeting. Messi's 12 goals in the 2018-19 Champions League saw him claim the competition's top scorer honour. Champions League squad of the season in full: Alisson (Liverpool), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk (both Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham); Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), David Neres (Ajax), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax); Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Lucas Moura

NFVCB Rejoices With Buhari

National Film and Video Census Board has rejoiced with president Buhari and vice president, Yemi Osinbajo as they were inaugurated for another four years term. "Our future is bright, capacity is assured, and the mandate is achievable with the enigmatic, energetic, productive, unassuming and selfless leaders Almighty God has blessed the nation with," statement signed by the Executive Director of NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas. He also said it is indeed our time to move into the Next Level as a nation.

Federal Government Declares Eid-Al- Fitr Holiday

The federal government has declared Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5 as public holidays to mark the Muslim Eid-Al-fitr celebration. This was announced by Georgina Ehuriah, the permanent secretary of ministry of interior on behalf of the government. He also congratulated the Muslims on the success of their Ramadan fast.

Liverpool Breeze Past Tottenham To Win UCL Title

Mohamed Salah put last season's final heartbreak behind him by setting up a 2-0 win over Tottenham in Madrid and a sixth Champions League triumph for Liverpool. Egypt star Salah was infamously injured in a challenge with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos before the Reds subsided to a 3-1 defeat in Kiev 12 months ago but grabbed the opener in a largely forgettable contest at the Wanda Metropolitano. The Premier League Golden Boot winner dispatched a second-minute penalty after Moussa Sissoko was penalised for handball. Liverpool and their Premier League counterparts played in fits and starts thereafter, with Spurs enjoying their most consistent spell of pressure before substitute Divock Origi added to his semi-final brace against Barcelona by drilling clinically into the bottom-right corner three minutes from time.