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Friday, 21 September 2018

Why Eminem’s “Kamikaze” Is One Giant Diss Track

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Eminem, one of the best rappers in history (and this is not just a fan’s wishful thinking but a consensus among the greatest rappers in the world) has released a brand new album called “Kamikaze“.
This is the tenth studio album released by the rapper, launched as a surprise on August 31.

The album topped the charts in many countries (it didn’t even make it to the top 50 in Nigeria, though) from Australia to the United States but it has also generated a lot of criticism and controversy… because at times, it feels like one giant diss track.

Diss tracks have been exchanged by rappers for ages – these tracks are forms of public criticism used by many rappers to fuel their feuds with their “rivals” in the scene. With his new album, Eminem has dissed out a series of rappers but he didn’t stop there – he has a few select words for politicians, too.

Rappers dissed by Eminem

In “The Ringer”, Eminem has a few words for Vince Staples, who called his famous BET Awards freestyle “trash”, Joe Budden, who called his track featuring BeyoncĂ© “trash”, Lil Yachty, calling him “not for me”, Lil Pump and Lil Xan for imitating Lil Wayne.

In “Greatest”, Eminem disses Ja Rule (as part of a decade-and-a-half-long feud), Token, who he called unworthy of a response.

In “Lucky You” and “Not Alike”, he disses mumble rappers in general, calling their work “songs about nothin’”, pointing out Migos, he gives Machine Gun Kelly a big dose of dissing, criticising him, among others, for “sneak-dissing” and using sublime messages.

In “Kamikaze”, he disses his fellow white rappers and Drake, in “Fall”, he has a few words for Charlamagne Tha God, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, and the list could go on and on and on.

Non-rappers dissed by Eminem
This new album is not only about dissing fellow rappers. Some of the messages included on Eminem’s new album are pointed at politicians and the music industry as a whole.

In “The Ringer”, Em points a finger at the President of the United States of America, reminding him that his freestyle at last year’s BET awards at least made him – and his “sidekick” Mike Pence nervous enough for “Agent Orange” to send the Secret Service to visit the rapper.

In “Fall”, Em points a finger on Pitchfork for giving his album “Revival” five points out of ten, and the Grammy Awards for “sucking the blood” of the music industry, nominating popular artists to various awards and giving them to others instead.

Benue PDP Taunts Akume, Says He’s Desperate,

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Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State has described perceived attacks by Senator George Akume on Governor Samuel Ortom as unfortunate and fall short of the standard of conduct expected of a former governor.
Akume, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, at a briefing in Abuja alleged that “Benue State is under siege by the PDP government.”

Reacting, State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Bemgba Iortyom, said: “It is the same attitude Senator Akume maintains towards the person and office of the governor of the state, whom he has variously insulted in public as ‘something he picked from the gutter’.

Akume’s conduct towards the person and office of the governor of Benue State falls short of the civility, maturity and decorum required of his status as a former occupant of that same office, and such should be condemned in the strongest possible terms by all.

“He has resorted to an obviously desperate brand of politics, one which has become quite acute lately, following the departure of Governor Ortom from the Senator’s political stable.

“The bottom line to this is that Senator Akume has chosen to place his quest for continued political relevance above the Benue project, which is what represents the collective idea of our being as a people bound by a common identity, heritage and interests.

“The people are ever mindful of this, and it will be their duty to ensure that the Benue North-West Senator and his Abuja masters and their political interests are rejected at the polls in 2019.
 
“He has resorted to an obviously desperate brand of politics, one which has become quite acute lately, following the departure of Governor Ortom from the Senator’s political stable. 
“The bottom line to this is that Senator Akume has chosen to place his quest for continued political relevance above the Benue project, which is what represents the collective idea of our being as a people bound by a common identity, heritage and interests. 
“The people are ever mindful of this, and it will be their duty to ensure that the Benue North-West Senator and his Abuja masters and their political interests are rejected at the polls in 2019.”

Flood: Nigerian Air Force Provides Medical Support To IDPs

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The Nigerian Air Force has commenced a five-day medical outreach at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Zungeru, Niger State, following the flooding in the state.
Currently, about 1,200 persons are being accommodated in the camp after their homes were submerged and their farmlands destroyed, as water from the Shiroro and Zungeru dams overflowed.

As the government tries to manage the situation, the Air Force says the outreach is expected to complement its efforts, as well as help to reduce the risks of an outbreak of diseases.

Health workers in the camp say malaria, cholera and diarrhoea are major ailments already being presented by the IDPs.

At Least 40 Killed

So far, at least 40 people have been killed with over 100 homes submerged by the flood.

The state governor, Abubakar Bello, says the situation is beyond the state’s control and has, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to intervene.

With the increase in rainfall and flooding across several states, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to declare it a national disaster.

Subsequently, the agency made the declaration in four states and placed eight others on the watch list.

The four states are Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra.

Prior to that development, NEMA’s Director-General, Mustapha Maihaja, had inaugurated five Emergency Operation Centres (EOC) to facilitate prompt search and rescue operations as well as humanitarian support in the 12 worst-hit states.

The Emergency Response Centres will be responsible for planning, organising, directing and supervising deployment of resources with the affected state governments and local authorities and communities.

The primary objective is to localize the responses and expedite intervention to save lives and facilitate quick recoveryr

Diddy Responds Privately To Joe Budden About Eminem's "Killshot" Accusation

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The feud between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly may be the hottest thing in the hip-hop world right now but a sub-story from that has been the revisitation of Joe Budden's malice towards Eminem.
The two have not gotten along for years and Budden continues to comment on Shady's activity on his podcast. 

He may attempt to be an unbiased man but when it comes to heated situations like these, his true feelings shine through. At the end of "Killshot," Em makes a claim that the day MGK puts out a hit will be the same day Diddy admits he put a hit out on Tupac's life. 

Obviously, Diddy has not publicly commented on that exact matter but he did hop on the phone with Joe Budden to tell him everything was in control


What he means by that can be interpreted a million different ways but on his latest podcast, Budden said that Puffy told him privately that "it's in his hands.

" The line in question was pretty bold and was bound to include some repercussions. You can't just accuse somebody of putting a hit on a man and expect nothing in return

Whatever Diddy has planned should be interesting to keep an eye on.

Check out the video below where Budden reveals the news and mocks Bizarre for his involvement in the feud.

Soldiers Drain Jos Pond In Search Of Missing Maj. General Alkali

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Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala
Some Nigerian soldiers are draining a mining pond at Dura, Du District, Jos South Local Government of Plateau, in search of Idris Alkali, a missing retired Major General.

Alkali, former Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, Abuja, was declared missing on the 3rd of September.

Recruits undergo training at the headquaters of the Depot of the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State in northcentral Nigeria, on October 5, 2017.

He was on his way to Bauchi after leaving Abuja in the morning.

Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Mohammed, Garrison Commander, 3 Division Garrison, Nigeria Army, Rukuba, Jos addressed newsmen on Thursday, shortly after the commencement of the evacuation.

Mohammed, who is the commander of the search and rescue operation, said that after thorough search and investigation, the army stumbled on some intelligence that made it necessary to search the water body.

“In carrying out a directive from the Army headquarters, a thorough search was conducted, hospitals were visited, we searched everywhere.

“Based on credible intelligence, we had to come to this place and we have been here for the last one week.

“We are trying to find three things – an officer, Maj. Gen. Alkali (rtd), who is still missing, his vehicle, a black Toyota Corolla, and also ascertain whether Alkali is alive or not.

“We have credible information that some vehicles were pushed into this river and we have been here for the last three days trying to see if we can salvage something from the river.

“The river is a mining site and therefore very deep. We have used all options but as a last resort, we will evacuate the water from the pond to see what is in it,” he said.

Meanwhile, some 500 women clad in black, protested the evacuation of the water.

Mrs. Mary Yakubu, leader of the protesters, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the water had been part of the community over time, adding that it had “a huge cultural significance”.

“If the water is evacuated, it could lead to the death of our sons and husbands,” she claimed.

But Gen. Mohammed, in a reaction, said that nothing would stop the army from evacuating the water.

“The only thing that can stop us is a directive from the Army Headquarters,” he declared.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Drake And Meek Mill Beef Settled At Drake's Show!!!

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8:17 PM PT -- Drake just brought Meek out and as expected, the crowd went insane. Beef officially squashed
It might seem like a long, long time ago when there was no greater beef in the hip hop world than Drake vs. Meek Mill, but tonight that's all officially ancient history ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Meek tell us ... the rapper will join Drake on stage during his show at Boston's TD Garden Saturday night. Drake is currently touring with Migos, and we're told Meek's set to go on in a matter of minutes.

As you'll recall ... the 2 rappers went at it in 2015 after Meek criticized Drizzy and accused him of using ghostwriters. Drake responded with a couple diss tracks, including the huge hit "Back to Back."

Since then, Meek's gone to prison and been released, and publicly stated his beef with Drake was over in May because Drake supported his release. Still, the 2 haven't got together to officially squash it ... 'til now.

BTW, Meek's friend and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin -- who played a big part in helping him get released from prison -- is stoked about the rappers performing together too ... and shared this pic of Meek's wrist with his credentials.

Drake, Kanye West Is Welcome At My Show ... Beef Squashed

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Drake's been taking some not-so-subtle jabs at Kanye West recently -- but if Ye follows through on his word to see a Drake show -- Drizzy won't turn him away.
Kanye went on Twitter earlier this week to apologize to Drake for leaving him off "Lift Yourself" ... adamantly denying he spilled the beans about Drake's secret son to Pusha T. Kanye's olive branch -- a promise to attend a Drake concert. Ye praised Drake, saying, "the images (from the show) look incredible online."

Our sources say Drake won't stop Kanye from attending and has made it clear to security ... Ye is not to be banned.

Our sources say Kanye hasn't reached out for tix -- and there's a very good chance he'll just buy his own -- but you gotta imagine, it'll be no secret if Ye is in the building.

As for the fans ... don't bank on any onstage Yeezy guest spots during the show.

Japan Hails Naomi Osaka’s Performance At US Open

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Japan on Sunday hailed Naomi Osaka’s stunning upset against the legendary Serena Williams to win the US Open, giving the nation some rare good news after a summer of deadly natural disasters.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led the praise, taking to Twitter to congratulate Osaka after her 6-2, 6-4 win in New York.

“Congratulations on your victory at the US Open. The first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam title. Thank you for giving energy and inspiration to the whole of Japan,” the premier tweeted.

Abe was on his way to the northern island of Hokkaido where a massive earthquake last week sparked landslides that buried houses in a rural town, killing at least 35 people and injuring hundreds of others.

Osaka’s grandfather Tetsuo Osaka, 73, lives in Hokkaido and said he wept watching his granddaughter on television.

“It still hasn’t sunk in for me yet. The moment she won, my wife and I rejoiced together. I was so happy, I cried,” he told public broadcaster NHK. 

“I hope she stays healthy and continues her good work. I also hope she wins at the Tokyo Olympics (in 2020),” he said.

Fellow tennis star Kei Nishikori flooded Twitter with emojis of trophies, thumbs up and Japanese flags, followed by a simple tweet of “proud” alongside a Japanese flag.

And Tsuyoshi Fukui, a former top Japanese player and now a senior official at the Japanese Tennis Association, said Osaka’s performance would help to cheer the country up after typhoons, floods and earthquakes dominated the headlines this summer.

Osaka’s “tenacious and patient performance … must have been a great show of encouragement to those Japanese people who saw damage from such things as typhoons and earthquakes,” Fukui told Japanese media.

Meanwhile, NHK took a break from its round-the-clock coverage of the disaster to turn to happier news.

“Osaka wins women’s US Open, becomes first Japanese to win Grand Slam,” blared the broadcaster’s top headline.

Sports Nippon newspaper said Osaka had achieved a “complete victory” against an “irritated Serena who broke her racket”.

The Asahi Shimbun daily said on Twitter it would be printing an extra edition and distributing it in Tokyo.

– ‘Pride of Japan’ –

The final will probably be remembered for a meltdown from Williams who called the chair umpire a “thief” as much as for the 20-year-old’s historic win.

Williams’s tantrum overshadowed an outstanding performance from Osaka, who made her second career title a Grand Slam after winning her first at Indian Wells in March.

Osaka has dual Japanese-American citizenship and often replies to questions from Japan’s media in English, apologising for not knowing the appropriate word when she speaks Japanese.

After earning $3.8 million (3.29 million Euros) for the victory, Osaka said her next goal was a simple one: to win her next tournament in Tokyo.

Asked if she was prepared for the reception she’ll receive as the country’s first Grand Slam winner, Osaka said: “Apparently not, because people keep asking me that.”

Japan remains a fairly homogenous country and mixed-race children — especially those with black heritage — can often face prejudice, although attitudes among younger generations are changing.

And Japanese fans on social media were happy to claim her as one of their own on the day of her greatest triumph.

“Her interview showed that she is clearly Japanese — regardless of where she was born, where she grew up, the colour of her skin and the language that she speaks,” said one fan on Twitter. 
“You are the pride of Japan.”

‘Enough Is Enough,’ Army Vows To Stop Killings In Plateau

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The Nigerian Army has promised to clampdown on armed bandits terrorising residents of Plateau State and stop the incessant killings in state.
The Commander Of Operation Safe Haven, Major General Augustine Agundu disclosed this on Saturday while reacting to the murder of three soldiers working with the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven.

He described the recent killings in the state as precarious and an act of lawlessness. He vowed that the troops is set to deal with the situation decisively.

“The peace on the Plateau has been disrupted to a situation that is no longer acceptable. I lost some men yesterday because certain persons have decided to take laws into their hands. 

“I have declared enough is enough. What happened in Barkin Ladi will never repeat itself again. I’ve locked down Barkin Ladi completely and no human being is going to cause further havoc in that local government. 

“Whatever is going on in Barkin Ladi local government, Riyom Local Government, Bassa Local Government, Bokkos Local Government, that is enough. My troops are resolved to bring the situation decisively under control.”

Agundu disclosed further that the three soldiers were killed in action by some attackers who are yet to known. He also lamented over the proliferation of arms in the Plateau.

He urged leaders of Plateau communities to get their youths to decorum so that residents of the communities can go about their business peacefully and without fear.

‘This Is The Worst Government Since 1999 – Atiku

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and PDP presidential hopeful, has described the Buhari-led government as the worst government Nigeria has had since 1999.
Atiku who submitted his presidential nomination form last Thursday and hopes to be the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election, berated the government of the day when he paid a courtesy visit to Ahmed Makarfi, former caretaker committee chairman of the party who is also a presidential aspirant of the PDP.
“You can definitely acknowledge that since the return of democracy, we have not had a worst period than now, whether in terms of economy, whether in terms of unity, whether in terms of security, this is the worst time since 1999. The maladministration of the APC government is very evident, we have the highest record of unemployment since 1999, we have the highest inflation, we have multiple exchange rates that discourage foreign investment. We have the highest level of insecurity since 1999. 

“People are more angry, people are poorer more than at anytime. Nigeria is rated as the headquarters of poverty in the world. This is unthinkable for a country that is endowed with human and natural resources like ours, just because of lack of clear headed leadership and direction, this is where we find ourselves. So, it is obvious that we just have to change the leadership of this country.” he said.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Benue PDP Hand Over Party Structures To Gov. Ortom

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The structures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue were on Monday handed over to Gov. Samuel Ortom.
Former President of the Senate David Mark handed over the structures at the party’s stakeholders meeting in Makurdi.

Mark further said that the stakeholders meeting was the first of the harmonised PDP since Ortom came back to the party.

He said that with the calibre of the people that had come back to PDP’s fold, it could win any election in the country.

He said that both the old and new members of the party had equal rights in the party, stressing that it was on that basis that the party’s executive positions had to be reviewed so as to accommodate the people that just defected to it.

”As they joined us we need to give them some positions thereby giving them a sense of belonging. ”We have constituted an Integration Committee which will work 24/7 to ensure proper harmonisation right from the council ward upwards,” he said.

Also, Ortom promised that all the political leaders of the party in the state would continue to work together and it would be sustained.

The governor said that in politics there was neither permanent enemy nor friend but what was permanent was interest.


”Our coming together was for the interest of the state and that was what brought them together,” he said.

He commended the party’s leadership for agreeing to review the party’s structure in order to accommodate the people that defected with him to PDP.

He said that other governorship aspirants of the party should not be worried because even as a leader of the party now he could not compromise the rules and constitution of the party.

”There will be a level playing field for all the aspirants,” he said.

Former governor of the state, Mr Gabriel Suswam, informed the people that the officers whose offices were affected by the review would be given immediate appointment by the state government.

Suswam said that the decision was arrived at for the best interest of the state, stressing that the party was considering the future; and all affected should accept the decision in good faith.

Earlier, the state Chairman, Mr John Ngbede, warned local government chairmen against preventing people from joining the party at the local government level.

”You do not have the right to deny anybody membership card of the party,” he said.

He expressed optimism that Ortom would move the party to lofty heights now that he assumed leadership of the party.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

What Is Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth And How Much Does The Juventus Star Earn?

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The Portugal captain joined Italian champions, Juventus in the just concluded transfer window and it is no secret that he is earning three times more than anyone else in Serie A.
Here is a post that is going to give you Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth and how much he earns in Juventus.

What is Cristiano Ronaldo Salary at Juventus?

Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid player in Serie A and earns three times more than anyone else in Italy’s top-flight, according to a report published by Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Portuguese star has been the big talking point in Italy since his €100m (£88m/$117m) move to the Bianconeri in the summer.

Ronaldo is earning an incredible €31 million (£28m/$36m) per season in Turin and is on a four-year deal with the reigning Serie A champions.

Not only is the five-time Ballon d’Or and Champions League winner by far the biggest earner in the league, but he earns more than three times as much as anyone else.

Gonzalo Higuain, who joined AC Milan from Juve after Ronaldo arrived in Turin, is the next best paid, raking in €9.5 million (£9m/$11m) per season.

What is Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth?

No one can really claim to have a bulletproof idea of what Ronaldo is worth except his management company, but most sources estimate the figure to be between £200m and £250m.

According to Forbes, Ronaldo is the third highest earning athlete this 2018, with his earnings at $108M. He also ranked 10th in the Forbes list of top 100 highest earning celebrities.

What charity work does Cristiano Ronaldo do?

It would be unfair to say Ronaldo does not strive to put some of his fortune towards the greater good – in fact, in 2015 he was recognised by Dosomething.org as the most charitable sports star in the world.

The website acclaimed Ronaldo for using his fame to promote “a variety of causes including childhood hunger, obesity and biodiversity” and highlighted an $83,000 donation to a 10-year-old fan in need of brain surgery as well as a $165,000 contribution to a cancer centre in Portugal that treated his mother.

After the 2016 Champions League final, it was reported that the ex-Manchester United man instructed his agent Jorge Mendes to donate his €600,000 win bonus to a non-governmental organisation. Ronaldo has supported the likes of UNICEF, World Vision and Save the Children in the past.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Bow Wow Goes Berserk Of 'Growing Up HIP HOP: ATL' Set Attacks Crew & Camera Equipment

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Bow Wow just went nuts while shooting a segment for his TV show, attacking his camera crew and damaging thousands of dollars worth of equipment ... TMZ has learned.
Production sources tell us the rapper was shooting "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta" Thursday night at the Westside Cultural Arts Center when he allegedly snapped. We're told Bow Wow shifted from calm cool and collected to a person no one recognized ... and it's unclear why.

Our sources say in a fit of rage -- Bow Wow started shattering gear -- busting three cameras in the process. The rapper also attacked anyone who tried to step in and stop him.

We're told cops were called to the scene ... no word yet if anyone was arrested.

The event at the Cultural Arts Center was a party for Da Brat -- who recently got off of probation -- we're told she may have been involved in the melee too.

We've reached out to Atlanta PD ... so far, no word back.

Story developing ...

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