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White House aides reportedly blindsided by 'embarrassing' Trump interview

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White House aides were mortified by President Donald Trump's 30-minute interview with The New York Times, the contents of which dominated headlines all day Friday.

Edo NDLEA secures conviction of 31 drug suspects in 2017

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No fewer than 31 persons were convicted for drug-related offences between January and December 2017, the Edo State Command of the NDLEA said.

Nigerians Blast Buhari for appointing dead people into boards

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When president Muhammadu  Buhari announced the appointment of 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members late Friday, dead men also made the list.

2018 Toyota Camry XSE V-6 Full Review and Guts

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Remove “Toyota Camry” during a word-association game, and most automotive enthusiasts would respond with some allegory for anonymity, appliance, or a similarly unflattering description for automotive wallpaper.

iFixit finally drops its iPhone battery replacement price to $29, matching Apple’s apology price

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iFixit has never been particularly fond of Apple’s repair policies. The company’s gadgets regularly rack up poor repairability scores on the site. The site’s taking another jab at the tech giant today, dropping the price of its battery replacement kits to $29 — matching the cost of out-of-warranty battery replacements being offered up as consolation for its iPhone slowdown policies.

Facebook has a 100-person engineering team that helps advertisers do this..

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Stories about Facebook’s advertising business tend to focus on the big numbers — its billions of users, millions of advertisers or its enormous lead over any competitor that’s not named Google.

Meghan Markle's Dad "Will Be Extremely Hurt" by Prince Harry's Family Comment

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Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle will be "extremely hurt" over Prince Harry's recent comments about family, according to Meghan's half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr.

Kim Kardashian Reveals Her New Year's Resolution That will thrill you

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Kim Kardashian wants to make a change in the New Year.

Exmo Bitcoin exchange Manager gets kidnapped in Kiev

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A manager of the Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine. According to Russian and Ukrainian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev's Obolon district on 26 December.

Contact finally made with 'missing' Angolan satellite

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Russian scientists have restored communications with a satellite days after they lost contact with it.

Watch #CalabarCarnival2017 Video you missed

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This year’s  Calabar Carnival was themed ‘Migration’.

Calabar Carnival 2017 See Exclusive Photos of the event

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Calabar Carnival festival in Nigeria, also tagged " Africa's Biggest Street Party", was created as part of the vision of making the Cross River State in Nigeria, the number one tourist destination for Nigerians and tourists all over the world.

YouTube app gets out of Amazon Fire TV kit early

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The YouTube app has been removed from Amazon's Fire TV devices four days earlier than expected, as a dispute between Amazon and Google continues.

Apple apologises for slowing down older iPhones

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Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models.

Carnival Calabar 2017 will end menace of migration in Africa —Ayade

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Senator Ben Ayade of Cross River State, has said this year’s Carnival Calabar, with the theme: Migration, will tell a very powerful story about Africa and ultimately end the menace migration has brought to Africa.

How a Ghastly Fire outbreak was averted in Dazell-B filling station Calabar

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It would have being a sad incident, if the fire that occurred in Dazell-B filling station, Murtala Mohammed Highway Calabar, on Friday morning if passersby and some staff present did not avert it on time.

Two feared dead, 21 injured in Jebba-Mokwa road accident

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Two males reportedly died, while other 15 males, two females and four children sustained injuries in an accident involving  a trailer with number plate, ZUR 126 YL.

Deduct N27bn from $2bn you owe us, marketers tell FG as Senate panel summons Kachikwu, Baru, others

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Oil marketers on Thursday asked the Federal Government to deduct the N27bn they owed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation from the $2bn that it owed them.

Suicide bombers detonate kills eight in Borno

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Eight persons were killed and 14 others injured on Thursday in suicide bomb attacks on Amarwa, a community in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

PDP seeking power to resume looting –Fayemi

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A former governor of Ekiti State,  Kayode Fayemi, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is only seeking to return to power in 2019 so as to resume looting the treasury as done in the past.

Petroleum Ministry opens up on ‘secret memo’ sent to Buhari by Kachikwu

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Ministry of Petroleum Resources has reacted to report on social media of a purported memo by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu to President Muhammadu Buhari on the fuel crisis.

Yusuf Buhari: President’s wife, Aisha placed on bed rest

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Aisha, mother of ailing Yusuf and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has been placed in bed rest at Cedacrest Hospital in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

2018 World Cup: Players Rohr might drop from Super Eagles squad revealed

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Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr, will drop Kenneth Omeruo from his squad to the 2018 World Cup, except his club form improves greatly.

EPL: Alexis Sanchez scores2 goals as Arsenal defeat Crystal Palace

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Alexis Sanchez scored two second-half goals, as Arsenal saw off Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park on Thursday night.

Mourinho reveals why this is his “most difficult” Christmas

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has admitted that this will be his toughest Christmas ever, because of personal tragedy.

CHAN 2018: Super Eagles resume training after Xmas break

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The home-based Super Eagles will resume training in Abuja on Tuesday evening at the FIFA Goal Project, after they were given a day off on Christmas day.

Jonathan’s ex-aide, Omokri fires Buhari over 74 years age claim

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Reno Omokri, former Special Adviser on New Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the controversy surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari’s age.

Fani-Kayode blasts Buhari, says president a beast, imposing hardship on Nigerians

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Femi Fani-Kayode, an Ex-Aviation Minister, has condemned the documentary by the Presidency on the “human side” of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Why I’m bigger than Imo state, Nigeria – Okorocha

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Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha has declared that he is bigger than Nigeria and his state.

Edward Snowden’s new app turns any Android phone into a surveillance system..see how

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NSA Whistleblower , Edward Snowden is among the backers of a new surveillance app that helps guard against computer hijackings.

Vice founders apologize for allowing a “boy’s club” culture at the company

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Vice Media founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi say they are “truly sorry” for not doing enough to stop inappropriate behavior at the company. In a public statement issued shortly before The New York Times published an article on Saturday that described multiple accounts of sexual misconduct by Vice employees, Smith, its chief executive officer, and Alvi said they are taking several steps to improve Vice’s workplace culture, including new harassment reporting procedures.

Fuel scarcity: Fayose to sell govt. house fuel at N145/litre

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Ekiti State governor,  Ayodele Fayose has ordered the release of petrol in the government house fuel dump to two petrol stations in Ado Ekiti, to reduce the effect of fuel scarcity in the state.

Xmas tragedy: Gunmen hacks three in Benue attack

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Unknown gunmen, on Sunday, attacked Utonkon community in Ado local government area of Benue state, killed three persons and left five others injured, Owojela’s Blog learnt.

Cult groups exhibiting terrorist traits, community reports to FG

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Indigenes of Midim Atan and neighbouring communities in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, who escaped attacks from a cult group, has alerted the Federal Government of growing terror activities of the group in the state.

It’s a bad omen that Nigerians are celebrating Xmas in discomfort – Osinbajo

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has admitted that it is a shame Christmas celebration in Nigeria has so far been characterised by discomfort caused by the lingering fuel scarcity, Owojel’s Blog learnt.

Group wants Kwara Senator recalled for kneeling before Saraki

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Members of the Kwara South Unity Forum in Kwara State have initiated a recall process against the senator representing the Kwara South Senatorial District, Dr. Rafiu Ibrahim.

I thought I was 74 but was told I’m 75-Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stirred up a fresh controversy over his real age when he said he thought he was 74 but was told he was 75.

NNPC, DPR discovers illegal fuel reservoirs in Abuja

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A combined team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Department of Petroleum Resources and security agents on Sunday uncovered illegal reservoirs of fuel in Abuja.

Owojela's Blog wishes you a Merry Xmas Celebration

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We at Owojela’s Blog are wishing its esteemed readers, partners, and fans a merry Christmas celebration and a prosperous new year ahead.

Lagos Police declare oil dealer wanted over Badoo killings

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The police in Lagos have said that a popular oil marketer, identified as Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal, is the prime suspect in the Badoo cult killings in Ikorodu and Epe areas of the state.

Police to uncover murderers of two women in Abia

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The Nigeria Police Force is currently investigating the horrific murder of one Mrs. Emereole and her yet-to-be-identified co-tenant at Umuala Nsulu village in Isiala Ngwa North Area of Abia State, Southern City News has gathered.

‘Madman’ caught with a N100m cheque, ATM cards, condoms in Kwara has being found

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A middle-aged man who claimed and pretended to be mentally derailed has been apprehended in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

I turned down lecturing job to become a DJ–Omotayo

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A visually impaired Disc Jockey,Mr. Ettu Sodiq Omotayo, tells OLUFEMI ATOYEBI of Punch how he refused to allow the loss of his sight to cut short his quest for greatness.

El Clasico: Beaten Madrid refuse to throw in the towel – Zidane

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Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane accepted responsibility for a bruising 3-0 El Clasico defeat on Saturday that left the European champions 14 points adrift of Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Saturday.

Men are disturbing me because of my ass-Anita Joseph claims

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She is not really known for her prowess in acting but everybody knows Anita Joseph especially because of her superb figure, which could make many men drool. Her backside is massive and the actress knows it, little wonder she flaunts it at will, posting incredible photos that show off her figure.

Buhari’s 2017 Christmas Message: ‘Better Days Lie Ahead’

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday assured all Nigerians that better days lie ahead of the nation despite its current challenges.

Ubisoft is now combining AI research and game development at ‘La Forge’

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When it comes to gaming, one usually thinks of “artificial intelligence” as somewhat less exalted than elsewhere; after all, for years we’ve been raging at cheating AI players, bemoaning their bad pathfinding, and laughing at their buggy antics.

Mattermark plans to shut down after selling to FullContact

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Mattermark, the site for startup and company data, is shutting down its own business after selling in a disappointing outcome to FullContact.

Amazon acquires startup Blink for this…

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E-commerce giant, Amazon has acquired Blink (via Slashgear), a startup founded in 2014 that builds connected Wi-Fi home security cameras, as well as a new video doorbell introduced earlier this week.

British company builds first Tesla Model S shooting brake

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Didn't we just hear about a Tesla Model S shooting brake conversion, you might be asking? Why yes, we did — plus this stretch limo conversion just yesterday. But this here is a new wagonized Model S, from a British customizer that touts it as "the world's only and fastest electrically powered SportsWagon." It's also finished, or at least pretty close to it, whereas the Dutch version won't go on sale until March.