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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo buys controlling stake in Real Valladolid

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo buys controlling stake in Real Valladolid

  The former Brazil striker, and World Cup winner Ronaldo has bought a 51% controlling stake of Real Valladolid, making him the majority shareholder of the Spanish club. The 42-year-old terrific striker played for various clubs like PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Barcelona in his 18-year illustrious playing career and scored 62 times for Brazil, including both goals during the Brazil 2.0 win over Germany in the 2002 World Cup final. According to the president of  the new club Carlos Suarez: “The arrival of Ronaldo puts...
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The Moment of the truth

The Moment of the truth

Life is everything but predictable. Your good and solid plans today may collapse tomorrow, while your present precarious situation could turn out to be stable and secure. What does that tell us? Life can be a present, wrapped in the packet of uncertainty. A good reason to utilise positively every single opportunity you have in life because you may not have the same chance again. Definitely, life comes with a moment of the truth. As a human being, you may be bestowed with riches, education, knowledge, intelligence, moral authority, incorruptibility,...
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Bemba et al. Case : ICC Trial Chamber VII to issue its decision on sentence on 17 September 2018

Bemba et al. Case : ICC Trial Chamber VII to issue its decision on sentence on 17 September 2018

The trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) has scheduled a hearing on 17 September 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (Hague local time) to deliver its decision re-sentencing Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Mr Aimé Kilolo Musamba and Mr Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo.  Scheduling order Background: On 19 October 2016, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido were found guilty of offences against the administration of justice related to intentionally corruptly influencing witnesses and soliciting false testimonies of defence witnesses in the other...
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Germany returns Namibia genocide skulls without reparations or apologies

Germany returns Namibia genocide skulls without reparations or apologies

Germany returns to Namibia the remains of nearly 30 victims killed in an uprising more than a century ago, albeit without a formal apology or reparations from Germany. The skulls and bones are mainly of the Herero and Nama peoples killed during the German genocidal campaign, which started during the uprising in 1904. An estimated 100,000 people were believed to have been mercilessly slaughtered by colonial Master Germany in what many called a genocide during the uprising. The formally passing on of skulls and bones to the Namibian authority, which...
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Who is the Captain of that sinking ship?

Who is the Captain of that sinking ship?

  There is an adage that says that you cannot have two captains on a ship. Not really, that there cannot be two captains on a ship; after all, you always have more than one in a plane. You can have two captains, but they cannot command the ship at the same time. That makes sense because having two captains commanding a ship at the same time can lead to unnecessary confusion and perhaps havoc. You may have more than one captain, but normally only one mans the ship, while...
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South Africa and Land Redistribution: Justice or Victimisation?

South Africa and Land Redistribution: Justice or Victimisation?

Although the apartheid rule has officially ended in South Africa 24 years ago, following the country’s independence and the release of the former President Nelson Mandela, the global symbol of peace and moral authority from prison, white South Africans, who make up just 9% of the country’s population, still own 72% of the farmland held by individuals, according to the government’s statistics. This economic disequilibrium has given rise to calls for a fair and equitable land redistribution. While many black South Africans and some non-blacks alike have voiced their opposition...
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Power And Knowledge: Let God Talk To Me Directly

Power And Knowledge: Let God Talk To Me Directly

USENI (on the phone): Hello! Hallo!! Alooo!! Eeee even network problem reach heaven. Me, I don understand dis MTN, Airtel or Safaricom bad-bad network nonsense. VOICE FROM HEAVEN: Hello! USENI: Aloo!!  Is dat God? VOICE FROM HEAVEN: No! This is Peter! USENI: Eee! Oga Peter, how your end? Me, I wan’ speak to your Oga PETER: Who? USENI (angry): You don’ know your master again? Which kind nonsense “who” question is dat one? You servants can annoy person too much! I say me, I wan’ talk to God. Or you...
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Nigeria’s Victor Moses announces retirement from international football at the age of 27

Nigeria’s Victor Moses announces retirement from international football at the age of 27

Victor Moses has announced his retirement from the international football at the age of 27. The Nigerian born Chelsea winger, who represented his country 37 times and scored 12 goals made his debut in 2012. “I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime…Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country…. However, I feel that now is the right time to step away in...
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Osinbajo meets Pinnick over NFF crisis as FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria

Osinbajo meets Pinnick over NFF crisis as FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, met behind closed doors with the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, and some NFF members, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. The meeting was held before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The meeting was called at the instance of Osinbajo. FIFA had on Tuesday threatened to suspend the Nigeria and Ghana football federations over government interference with effect from August 20 if the issues bordering on interference were not resolved. Pinnick who just returned to the country after leading a CAF...
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Serena Williams suffers another loss at Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Open

Serena Williams suffers another loss at Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Open

Former world number one Serena Williams has suffered another loss against Czech Petra Kvitova in Cincinnati. She lost 6-3 2-6 6-3 in the second-round to Petra Kvitova. The loss to Petra Kvitova followed Serena Williams heaviest career defeat, a 6-1 6-0 loss to Britain’s Johanna Konta in the Silicon Valley Classic first round. Since having given birth to her baby girl last year, Serena Williams, arguably the best female tennis player in the world has been struggling to find her old powerful and impressive form, which has helped her win...
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