Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Euro 2020: Miranchuk gives Russia win over Finland

June 16, 2021

 A special goal by Aleksei Miranchuk allowed Russia to kickstart their Euro 2020 campaign with a 1-0 win over Finland in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday, but the game was marred by an injury to Mario Fernandes.

Miranchuk, of Serie A side Atalanta, produced a glorious finish in first-half stoppage time for the only goal of the game between the neighbours in Group B.

It blows open the section after Russia, one of nine participating nations at the Euro playing matches at home, had lost 3-0 to Belgium in their opening game at the weekend.

“Aleksei scored a great goal, we’re happy,” said Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov.

“We’re happy with the plan, the players did what I asked them to do. We had to create chances, and we did.”

Russia’s final group game will be in Denmark next Monday, while Finland should again have a sizeable support behind them as they stay in Saint Petersburg to play Belgium.

“We deserved at least one point,” said Finland coach Markku Kanerva. “Belgium are one of the strongest teams in the tournament, it will be a huge challenge for us.

“But the team have shown that they’re capable of competing.”

Finland, making their debut at a major international tournament, had beaten Denmark 1-0 in Copenhagen on Saturday, a game completely overshadowed by Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest.

Here it was Russia’s Fernandes, the Brazilian-born CSKA Moscow right-back, who provided an injury scare.

The 30-year-old went up for a high ball in the Finland box in the first half and came down awkwardly, the back of his neck taking the full force of the landing.

He needed to be stabilised and was stretchered off before being taken to hospital.

The Russian team’s Twitter feed later said that tests revealed he had not suffered a spinal injury but that he would remain under supervision while returning to Moscow.

Russia went on to win the game without Fernandes, as Miranchuk turned on the edge of the box and played a one-two with skipper Artem Dzyuba before sending a glorious left-foot shot into the top corner of the net.

That was enough for the 2018 World Cup quarter-finalists to win the game but it could have been very different.

Finland thought they had gone in front inside three minutes when Joel Pohjanpalo headed in a Jukka Raitala cross.

However, Pohjanpalo, who got the winner against Denmark, was this time denied as a VAR check confirmed a marginal offside against the Bayer Leverkusen player.

Russia went on to have the better chances and could have won by a wider margin, with Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky producing a superb fingertip save to deny Daler Kuzyaev in the second half.

[BREAKING] Ondo poll: Appeal court upholds Akeredolu victory

June 16, 2021

 The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital has dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last governorship election in the state, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, against Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election.

The state election petition tribunal had earlier struck out the petition of the PDP candidate for lack of merit but Jegede approached the appellate court to challenge the verdict of the tribunal.

The appeal court, having examined the seven grounds of appeal of the appellant, dismissed the appeal, saying it lacked merit

Details later…

Hoodlums behead APC chieftain, raze ex-AG’s home in Imo

June 16, 2021

 Tragedy struck in Imo State on Wednesday after rampaging hoodlums beheaded two persons in the Orsu Local Government Area of the state.

The hoodlums also set the country home of the lawmaker representing the area at the state House of Assembly, Ekene Nnodimele, after beheading his gate man.

The gunmen also beheaded an All Progressives Congress chieftain in the area, Jonathan Ugochukwu.

The multiple attacks took place between 1am and 2am, the villagers told reporters .

Our correspondent, who visited the area on Wednesday morning, observed that the country home of the immediate past state attorney general of the state and commissioner for justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, was also burnt.

Our correspondent saw a team of policemen inspecting the building when he visited Awo Idemili, Akaolisa’s country home.

Also, the house and vehicle of the councilor representing Amaebu Ebenatu ward, Clifford Mazi, were burnt by the hoodlums after they met his absence when they got to his house.

The rampaging hoodlums also burnt the house of the President General of Amaebu Ebenatu, Oliver Ejelonu, who also escaped.

The reporter, who visited the houses where the mayhem took place, saw that household equipment were destroyed.

The wife of one of the victims, Nkechi Ugochukwu, told our correspondent that the attackers invaded their house, carried her husband out, beheaded him and set the house ablaze.

When contacted, the immediate-past attorney general and commissioner for justice, said that he had reported the arson to the police.

The state commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, told reporters that the police were investigating the multiple attacks.

He, however, disclosed that his command was closing in on the attackers.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Bitcoin price hits $41K, then rejects after sellers defend the 200-MA

June 15, 2021

The overall mood of the cryptocurrency ecosystem is muted on June 15 with most altcoins trading flat while #Bitcoin (BTC) bulls look for a daily close above $41,000 as a sign that the market could be shifting in favor of bulls.

Data from TradingView shows that within the last few hours Bitcoin price rallied to $41,330 but the breakout was swiftly met by selling at overhead resistance levels.

Another gauge of investor sentiment as highlighted by Rekt Capital is the 200 exponential moving average (EMA), which Bitcoin attempted to surpass on Tuesday but was firmly rejected.

Bitcoin's rejection at the 200 EMA was followed by a rapid sell-off to $39,500, showing that a possible move lower is not out of the question.

A few altcoins rally on positive news

While most of the altcoin market saw muted price action on June 15, Shiba Inu (SHIB) rallied 33% following the revelation that trading for the token would be supported on Coinbase Pro on June 17.

Following the announcement, Chiliz (CHZ) and KEEP also rallied 18% and 10% respectively.

Icon (ICX) also received a boost following the release of a new #Ethereum (ETH) Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible blockchain called ICE. ICE is expected to become the application hub for the Icon project and it will have its own native token.

VORTECS™ data began to detect a bullish outlook for ICX on June 13, prior to the recent price rise.

The VORTECS™ Score is an algorithmic comparison of historic and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score began to turn green on June 12 and eventually reached a high of 75 on June 13, 10 hours before the price increased 35% over the next two days.

Other notable altcoin performances include a 22% jump from Amp (AMP) and a 20% gain for iExecRLC (RLC) and Ultra (UOS).

The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $1.685 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 44.6%

Biafra Struggle: How Nnamdi Kanu, Asari Dokubo Fell Out

June 15, 2021

 The recent comment by Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has again brought to the fore the lingering feud between him and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Asari-Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force recently accused Kanu of using the struggle for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic to make money.

Asari-Dokubo, in a video he released on social media, also described Kanu as a criminal. 

He had said: "They are now telling us India, Russia, etc. This is how they audit accounts. This is what Biafra will look like under the criminal Nnamdi Kanu.

“They claim that they brought money to Cotonou to give to me — N20 million. We are waiting for them to bring the evidence. They came to Cotonou to meet with me and I hosted them. They did not bring a dime.

“How is that an audited account? Why do Igbo people allow you, a conman, to be conning them? Igbos, you have to rise. He wants to destroy Onyeama. He wants to destroy (Ike) Ekweremadu. He wants to destroy everybody and the Igbo people are keeping quiet.

“Biafra is your business now, you have no other avenue for gainful income. It is a pity how Igbo people have fallen for this evil, but your time is up.

“I am out for you. And I will get you. I just asked that our people be allowed to vote and you sent your dogs. I’ve broken their teeth.

“Nnamdi Kanu, I’m not in your category but for this, I will surely bring you down. I will destroy this evil empire that is working as a hindrance to the restoration of Biafra.”

Both Asari-Dokubo and Kanu have been at the forefront of the struggle for the actualisation of Biafra. 

The pair started on a relatively good note but along the line, they have turned into enemies despite pushing for the same course.

On March 13, Dokubo announced the formation of a Biafra Customary Government (BCG), capitalising on an internal crisis within the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu.

Amid the ensuing face-off, some prominent figures formerly loyal to Kanu have switched camp for Dokubo's BCG.

For instance, Kanu’s former deputy, Uche Mefor, is now BCG’s Head of Information and Communication.

While announcing the formation of the BCG, Asari-Dokubo vowed to set up provincial structures for the new government.

Meanwhile, in October 2020, Asari-Dokubo claimed that Kanu had derailed the Biafran struggle.

The agitator, who said he’s a Biafran and believes in its struggle, maintained that the IPOB leader was not in any struggle for the restoration of Biafra.

He claimed with Kanu, there’s no hope for Biafra, stressing that Kanu was not representing the interest of other tribes under Biafra.

It will surprise many that Kanu and Asari-Dokubo had once worked together as comrades in the struggle for Biafra agitation.

However, with some internal crisis within the IPOB, and the subsequent ‘intervention’ of the Niger Delta warlord, moves towards the actualisation of the Biafran dream drags on.

Even before the formation of IPOB by Kanu, many groups had fought for the realisation of Biafra but Kanu had brought IPOB to the limelight with the establishment of a radio, talks on the social media space, and the extra distance of establishing a militant arm for IPOB called Eastern Security Network (ESN). 

However, Kanu has constantly pitted himself against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government with his use of propaganda to discredit the government.

Kanu was the first person to make a public claim that Buhari died a long time ago and that a clone called Jubril Al-Sudani is the one in power.

Several broadcasts and posts on social media make obvious his disregard for the Buhari administration.

Kanu’s confrontational style earned him troubles with the government and many prominent Igbo leaders but notwithstanding, he has continued with his style.

Asari-Dokubo and Kanu's years of struggles for Biafra are now turned into one against each other. 

The two men have oftentimes engaged each other in brickbats, insults, criticisms, accusations, and counter-accusation.

At a time, Asari-Dokubo vowed that nothing could make him ever work with Kanu on the Biafran project again, alleging that Kanu was promoting ‘religious intolerance against non-followers of Judaism,’ a religion Kanu has insisted is the religion of Igbo people.

The former Ijaw Youth group president said, “With Nnamdi Kanu, there’s no hope for Biafra. It gives me regret that in my life, I ever associated with a person called Nnamdi Kanu. I regret that when he was in crisis, I came out to defend him. In fact, my greatest regret is associating with Nnamdi Kanu. I can’t make peace with somebody like him. He has nothing to offer other than to derail our struggle.”

Kanu’s feud with Asari-Dokubo was further given a kick when the Niger Delta militant leader accused the IPOB leader of a myriad of fraudulent activities under the guise of fighting for the Biafran project.

Asari-Dokubo had, at various times, accused Kanu of being a fraudster and a con man who was using the Biafra struggle for his personal gains, further alleging that Kanu was not in any struggle for the restoration of Biafra but his personal gains and that he regretted ever associating with the IPOB leader in the past.

He further accused Kanu of collecting millions of dollars from Igbo businessmen in the Diaspora in the name of fighting for Biafra but ended up pocketing the money.

On another occasion, Asari-Dokubo had said that with Kanu at the forefront of the Biafran agitation, there will be no hope for the dream to come through.

In one of their landmark altercations, Asari-Dokubo had, in June 2020, challenged Kanu to swear if he had not been collecting money from governors and Igbo businessmen in the name of IPOB.

Kanu also accused Asari-Dokubo of collecting N20 million from him in 2016, adding that the money belonged to IPOB, and challenged Asari-Dokubo to swear on the Quran to deny the allegation.

Asari-Dokubo immediately replied through a video he posted on Facebook, asking Kanu to also swear on the Bible or the Torah, the Jewish Holy Book, if he has not been collecting money from South-East governors and prominent Igbos.

FG says Twitter owner Jack Dorsey is responsible for EndSARS losses

June 15, 2021

 The Federal Government says Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, are vicariously liable for the losses the country suffered during the EndSARS protest.⁣

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday when he featured on “Politics Nationwide,’’ a Radio Nigeria call-in programme monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.⁣

Mohammed alleged that Dorsey raised funds through Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protest while his platform, Twitter, was used to fuel the crisis.⁣

He said when he made the allegations earlier, Nigerians did not take him serious until an online media outfit carried out investigation and fact checking.

Bitcoin price bottom is in, says Fidelity exec as crypto market exits ‘extreme fear’

June 15, 2021

Bitcoin (BTC) has already hit its price bottom, one of the industry’s top executives believes as #BTC price action stays above $40,000.

In a tweet on Monda, Jurrien Timmer, director of global macro at U.S. multinational financial services corporation Fidelity Investments, called time on any further Bitcoin price dips.

Bitcoin bulls increase confidence

BTC/USD maintained higher levels overnight on Monday after surging through $40,000 resistance. Despite not yet fulfilling traders’ predictions of a $47,000 push, the mood has become broadly positive on the back of fresh high-profile praise from the likes of Elon Musk and Paul Tudor Jones.

For Timmer, the time has come to look higher, not lower, when it comes to charting Bitcoin’s next move.

“In my view, it looks like the bottom is in,” he summarized.

Timmer uploaded a chart comparing BTC/USD with the GS Retail favorites basket, a relationship that highlights similar local bottom formations.

Fidelity has increased its Bitcoin activities in recent times, releasing a dedicated analytics platform and even applying to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF). United State regulators began scrutinizing the application in late May.

Fear & Greed ditches the emotion

Meanwhile, another aspect of cryptocurrency, which is back near 40, is the Crypto Fear & Greed Index — a classic sentiment gauge adding to the bullish mood.

After hitting its lowest in more than a year in recent week, Fear & Greed has rebounded to 38/100 — approaching neutral territory.

The Index uses a basket of sentiment measures to determine whether traders are overly bullish or bearish at a certain price, and therefore whether tokens are oversold or conversely due for a sell-off.

Is Marlian Music The Hottest Record Label In Nigeria Currently?

June 15, 2021


Naira Marley is building a formidable powerhouse with his Marlian Music outfit, and it’s high time we all paid attention.

Is Naira Marley the hottest guy on the streets? Maybe, maybe not. What matters right now is that this guy is making moves. The same moves that have now taken him from street hitmaker to a don in the industry.

The day I heard Naira Marley had signed Zinoleesky and Mohbad after his Marlian Fest concert, I remember asking “why?” I was puzzled because I didn’t think Naira Marley needed to have a label. Definitely not at that time, I mean.

Here’s a guy whose first arrival on the scene is way back in 2017. But he only just re-surfaced in 2019 to dominate the streets with his vibe and all of his controversial activities.

Yet to drop his debut album, all he’s got is a handful of hits, an EP, and a glorified performance at Wizkid‘s concert in London. Why then is this guy signing other artists? Is he going to be a good manager? Does he have the resources? The questions are endless.

But as time went on, it started to make sense. First with Zinoleesky, who last year released his debut project, an EP named “Chrome.”

With two mainstream hits, Zinoleesky‘s Next Rated nod earlier this year was well deserved, and somehow we know he couldn’t have done it without the Naira Marley push.

Then there’s Mohbad, a regular rapper turned hitmaker. After his “Imole” EP shot him to stardom and put him on the ranks beside guys like Bella Shmurda, it was obvious that these Marlian guys have not come to play.

Last December, he made “Ko Por Ke” with Naira Marley‘s producer, Rexxie and it became the heat of the moment.

It is only a matter of time before Lyta follows with his own project. And we all know when that happens, it’s going to bring some more heat to the house.

Thing is, Naira Marley might decide to drop an album this year. Or he might not.

But with his roster, this current momentum, and how much talent he currently has under his imprint, Marlian Music has proven itself to be one of the most quality labels in Nigeria currently.

Do You Think Marlian Music Is The Hottest Record Label In Nigeria Currently?

Let’s hear from you.

Drop a comment.

Three Months Later, Is Ruger Still The Best New Artist Of 2021?

June 15, 2021


Earlier this year when Ruger came, it was obvious he was going to be one of the fresh new voices 2021 was gonna offer us.

How big of a sensation he was going to become though. Nobody really knew. Maybe it doesn’t matter.

But Ruger is signed to Jonzing World, the same imprint owned by Don Jazzy‘s brother, D’Prince. That same Jonzing World that gave us Rema.

It was only right that people at least gave him that first dose of attention. As with everyone, nobody knew how long it was gonna last. Will he still be here next year? And the year after? Who knows.

What we do know is that it has been well over three months since Ruger dropped his acclaimed “Pandemic” EP, and it’s still a rave.

I suppose it can be said that it’s still on top because not a lot of materials have dropped since his release.

Yes, it can be said, but it wouldn’t be accurate. Because there’s been a lot of music out here. They’re just not up to standard. The music out cannot win, put side by side with Ruger’s stuff.

The ‘Ruger sound’ — as I’m calling it from now on — is not new at all. He’s got a distinctive voice, but the style he’s doing is nothing we don’t know.

He’s just building on sound we have, the afro-fusion sound that has been around for quite a while.

Adding his own unique voice, his sonic pattern, his rhyme scheme and every other sauce he’s got, he’s making something truly magical with his music.

His EP is different from what we’ve got in the past, really. Different from “Rema” or “Bad Commando” or “Oxygene” or “Razor.”

The sound is fresh, and hot. Also, can’t be jumbled up with the load of crap that’s hot on the streets at the moment.

While it all sounds good, Ruger should not necessarily be able to survive the cluster and rise above the over-saturation.

Ordinarily, no. But, Ruger is special. You can hear it in his voice. So the standing out would not be a problem for him.

And when that’s out of the way, what do you expect?

Ruger is the best new artist of 2021 so far, and I expect it to remain that way. Because, listen to the guy now, how can anyone touch that? Really?

GUYS!! Can You Allow Your Partner To Go On A Date With An Opposite Sex?

June 15, 2021

Hello guys,

A friend of mine was telling me earlier today about how open he and his girlfriend are in their relationship.

He said they tell each other anything and he trusts her 100 percent.

Well, I don’t have a problem in trusting your partner but what surprised me was when he said she told him she’s going on a date with one of her colleagues at work and he doesn’t see a problem with that.

I told him he has been watching Hollywood too much, for me, I can’t allow that unless we are all going together.

We asked another friend of ours and he said no big deal in it that it’s just a date.

So I decided to bring this for you guys and ask for your opinion on this.๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

Can You Allow Your Partner To Go On A Date With An Opposite Sex?

Answer with all sincerity.

Drop comments

Main Reason Why Adamu Garba Crowee App Was Deleted From Playstore By Google

June 15, 2021


A former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has been kicked in the blokos by Google Playstore.

His Crowwe app, which has been described as an instant messaging and financial transaction app that comes with a digital wallet that helps to transfer and receive money while chatting, was deleted by Google yesterday.๐Ÿคฃ

Following the announcement of Twitter ban by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Adamu quickly presented the Crowwe app as an alternative to the microblogging website that can help to grow Nigeria according to him.๐Ÿ˜

“Join Crowwe now! Build your country, Build your people and Build your Brand. Join Crowwe now

“This is the best opportunity to grow Nigeria to Build Nigeria, Crowwe to the World.” he twitted.

He also expressed his excitement in an interview with Channels TV that the federal government has banned the operations of Twitter in the country. Practically rejoicing and celebrating another man’s downfall.๐Ÿคฆ

“Twitter has no right to infuse into our local political affairs. It’s a company not a government. By removing our democratically elected President’s speech to the people of Nigeria, Twitter need to shut down from Nigerian internet space. Twitter need to get out of Nigeria,” he said.

So the werey wanted to seize the opportunity of Twitter Ban in Nigeria to advertise his Cow app, but it ended in premium tears as millions of Nigerians drop negative reviews about the app on playstore and got it removed.

Why Crowee App Was Deleted From Playstore?

Nigerians including myself, criticised the application on many grounds including its privacy policy. For instance, critics discovered that Crowwe’s Terms and Conditions were copied from another app, Spotify. The discovery was also verified by Dubawa, a fact-checking platform, to be true. Copycat ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

The app has since received terrible reviews which could be responsible for its disappearance on Google playstore.

Below are few among thousands negative reviews:

“This App represents everything that defines wrong. From the space it takes on phone, to the design interface and user experience, it makes me wonder if thoughts went into the development of this App. For the benefit of doubt, check the login icon and how unnecessarily bad it looks, the dashboard looks fraudulent and the trademark looks like that of ISIS. I am suspecting the App to be from that side. Please take it down so that people can be protected. Zero Star App.”

Another reviewer alleged that the app was being used to recruit members for terrorist organisations.๐Ÿคฃ

“This app has been found to be used for recruitment purposes by terrorist orgs like Boko Haram and ISWAP. It steals your personal data which the developers turn in for phising. It is also harmful to your device. In fact, I had to do factory reset to be able to make my device efficient again after installing this app. I would recommend that YOU DO NOT INSTALL THIS APP. Look at the 4 star ratings, pay attention to the names and be convinced that the app is specifically designed to enhance terrorism.”

Shamefully, Garba, however, told posted on his Facebook page that the company was working on updating the application. He said that is why the app was deleted on play store.

The Fulani herdsman can lie sha. One does not necessarily have to remove an application before updating it.

According to Playstore, once your update is available, users can download the update on your app’s store listing page or from their My apps page on the Play Store app. If a user has turned on automatic updates for your app, the update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

According to Playstore policy, Google removes applications that are perceived to have violated its policy. And once your app is removed, the published version of your app won’t be available on Google Play until a compliant update is submitted, the app store policy states.

As the name suggest, “Adamu” which also mean “MUMU”, nothing he sabi. Just dey lie lie.๐Ÿ˜‚

Lazy Nigerian youths won this time!

Why I told Google to remove my crowwe app... Garba Shehu

June 15, 2021

 The Chief Executive Officer, IPI Group, Adamu Garba, says he asked Google to take down his social media platform, Crowwe App, from Google Playstore because he needed to update the code.

Garba, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, said this during a chat with reporters on Monday.
He added that the app would be back up latest by Tuesday.
The APC chieftain, who sued Twitter last year for its role in the #EndSARS protests, told our correspondent that since Twitter was suspended some 10 days ago, thousands of Nigerians had migrated to Crowwe.
Garba, therefore, stated that it was in a bid to make some improvements that he asked Google to take down the app.
On whether the app was removed due to the complaints by Nigerians, Garba said this was not true, adding that Google does not remove apps from its Playstore solely because of complaints.

Garba added, “We took down Crowwe App because we are trying to update the codes and then put it back up. There are some bugs which we identified which can prevent future downloads so we decided to bring it down, edit the code and then put it back up.
“Yes, a lot of people have been posting reports but it has no effect on the app. The truth is that before you publish an app, you have to pass through a lot of audits and a lot of these people commenting don’t know.
“The app being installed has nothing to do with the user but has everything to do with the app itself. There is a bug affecting the contact list information so we had to submit a support report to take it down which was done. We are almost done with the publishing and we will push it back and it might be installed tonight or tomorrow morning.”

Monday, June 14, 2021

Bitcoin price hits $40K as Paul Tudor Jones slams Fed inflation claims

June 14, 2021

Bitcoin (BTC) passed $40,000 on June 14 as a consolidation period snapped to unleash a solid breakout.

BTC price breaks out past $40,000

Data from TradingView showed BTC/USD gaining 3% in under an hour, reaching $40,600 on Bitstamp.

The largest #cryptocurrency capitalized on the upside that resulted from a new positive tweet by Elon Musk concerning Tesla possibly accepting BTC in the future.

Earlier reported on traders betting on a leg up to around $47,000 before a correction.