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Wednesday, August 14 Stephblog giveaway winners

Wednesday, August 14 Stephblog giveaway winners Thank you all for participating today. Winners are to be picked each day until Friday. The participant with the highest point will be announced on Friday. Today’s winners are: Adedeji Adeola      3 points Micheal         2 points Paula      …

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First brush with love

Lydia ran as fast as her short legs could take her into the Senate building of the university where she was studying. At barely 4ft 5inches, she was a great athlete and had the trophies and medals to show for it. She had an appointment to catch up with and …

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SEX: A MENACE BESETTING THIS ‘WOKE’ GENERATION

In years before, sex was considered a sacred act that was supposed to be consummated between husband and wife. In fact, in the ancient times, sex and virginity was closely associated with virtue. Ladies and men who didn’t have sex before marriage were accorded respect and those who it was …

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Heroine and Its Controversy

Heroin and Its History Heroin, the assailant whose accidental discovery was utterly for pure purposes before becoming one of the most feared additives of all time. Heroin was synthesized from morphine in 1874 though earlier discoveries had been dated as far back as around 3400 BC,

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Weightlifting: Five Russian athletes provisionally suspended by world body

2012 Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov is one of the five suspended athletes.PHOTO: AP (REUTERS) – Five Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended for potential doping violations based on data retrieved from a Moscow laboratory, the sport’s governing body has said. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said it suspended the athletes “in …

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Tennis: Kerber knocked out by Estonian Kontaveit in Cincinnati

Germany’s Kerber returns a shot to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.PHOTO: AFP CINCINNATI, Ohio (REUTERS) – Estonian Anett Kontaveit ousted German 13th seed Angelique Kerber 7-6(7) 6-2 in the opening round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday (Aug 13). The 23-year-old Kontaveit came from 5-3 down and saved a set point …

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Norwegian cuts routes over 737 Max grounding

Image copyrightNORWEGIAN Budget airline Norwegian Air has said it will end flights between Ireland and the US next month, blaming the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. “We have concluded these routes are no longer commercially viable,” it said. Norwegian, which has struggled to make a profit, said last month  the …

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Philadelphia and VW ads banned for gender stereotyping

Image copyrightMONDELEZUKThe Philadelphia cheese advert showed children being left on a restaurant conveyor belt Television advertisements from US food giant Mondelez and German carmaker Volkswagen are the first to be banned under new UK gender stereotyping rules. A ban on ads featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” or those which are likely …

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Why Cathay Pacific changed its tune on Hong Kong protests

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Last week, airline Cathay Pacific told its staff it would not stop them joining the pro-democracy demonstrations currently sweeping Hong Kong. But this week, faced with pressure from the Chinese government and a huge backlash on Chinese social media, it quickly changed its position, warning that any staff …

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Trump delays some tariffs on Chinese imports

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The US is delaying imposing tariffs on some imports from China until 15 December because of “health, safety, national security and other factors”. The products include mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, some toys, computer monitors, and certain footwear and clothing. The surprise news from the United …

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German economy slips back into negative growth

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Germany’s economy shrank during the April-to-June period of this year. A decline in exports dampened growth, according to official data, which comes amid concerns of a global slowdown. Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 0.1% compared with the previous quarter, according to the Federal Statistics Office. That …

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Heathrow says next week’s strikes postponed

Image copyrightREUTERS Heathrow says strike action scheduled for 23 and 24 August has been postponed. A spokesperson for the airport said the decision had been made to allow union members time to consider its revised pay offer. The Unite union had warned of “summer travel chaos”, with walkouts scheduled on …

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Dissecting Challenges To ECOWAS Single Currency

President Mahamadou Issoufou, ECOWAS chairman.  Share Recently, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), consisting of 15 countries, revived its plans to adopt a common currency “the Eco”, targeting 2020 as the new date for implementation across the member nations. CHIMA NWOKOJI in this report, looks at the possibility …

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Simplifying Credit Access, The Access Bank Way

Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director of Access Bank A major disruption in the familiar pattern of costly credit access by Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has come with a bang. Thanks to Access Bank Plc which is now offering unusual, collateral-free financing support targeting 30, 000 MSMEs this year …

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ADDICTION 2

Is it a case of celebrating too early? I am four days sober and happy for that Is it a case of being too optimistic? Just a little smoke, a little whiff of that drink, Am back at it again,

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