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GAMING REVIEW: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Out Today

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Snake moves across the dirt and rock with immaculate care, crawling in silence as rain soaks his suit. He blends into the darkness, and the passing chopper screeches overhead in ignorance of his trespassing. As the camera pans to reveal his face, each wrinkle on his brow betrays his great military experience and troubled past. But this is just another mission for the iconic hero, who returns to PlayStation today in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for PS3 and PS4.Following the events of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Ground Zeroes finds Big Boss infiltrating a military compound in Cuba, with a mission to extract two high-value targets before they’re executed… or worse. Ground Zeroes establishes the initial story arc that will continue in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Think of Ground Zeroes as an appetizer to the main course.The talented team at Kojima Productions have worked marvels on PS4, lending a breath-taking sense of realism to Ground Zeroes and the characters therein.…

GAMING REVIEWS : PS4 Introducing Project Morpheus

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› Shu Yoshida
  I had the pleasure to introduce Project Morpheus, SCE’s prototype virtual reality (VR) system that works with PS4. Virtual reality is the next innovation from SCE that we believe will shape the future of games.

I have long dreamed about VR and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development. This new technology will deliver a sense of presence, where you as the player actually feel like you’re inside the game and your emotions feel that much more real.Our current prototype for Project Morpheus features a head mounted display with 1080p resolution and a 90 degree field of view. Accelerometer and gyroscope sensors built into the head mounted unit as well as PlayStation Camera accurately tracks head orientation and movement, so as your head rotates, the image of the virtual world rotates intuitively in real-time. Project Morpheus also features our new 3D audio technology that re-creates stereoscopic sounds in all directions and changes in real-time depending on…

I Woke Up To Gushots & Bomb Blasts: First Hand Narrative Of The Maiduguri Attack

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This morning I woke up by myself – no rude gunshots or
harsh bomb blasts woke me up. I was not so lucky on Friday
morning though..
I hate campus hostels so I live off campus very close to one
of the school’s numerous gates. But because the campus is
relatively safe, has more power supply and not subjected to
the 9-6 curfew imposed on Maiduguri, I usually end up
sleeping at a friend’s who lives with his mum in the staff
quarters. Well, Thursday night came and network was really
terrible over there so I decided to sleep at my place instead
to see if the network will be better since I had some 360nobs
job to do. I and my roommate Blaq walked home. By 6
o’clock the next morning, the alarm on my pebble smart
watch vibrated me awake. Since I didn’t have any lecture, I
out off the alarm continued sleeping. Checked the watch
again and it was quarter past seven. About five minutes
later, I heard a gunshot. It’s a normal occurrence over here
in Maiduguri so I paid it no mind. A few seconds late…

Boko Haram: PDP demands probe of Sanusi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said at the weekend that it is worried that the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, might be a sponsor of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents and, therefore, should be thoroughly investigated.The observation of the party is contained in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on Sunday.The party said the best option to know how Sanusi expended monies at the apex bank while still completely in charge was for the government to institute a detailed forensic audit of all the accounts and financial activities of the CBN from 2009 till date.Metuh, in the statement, also demanded that the audit must establish and publish all movement of monies from the CBN accounts such as contract sums, donations and other extra budgetary spending under Sanusi.The party said the audit would reveal all contracts awarded by the apex bank within the period, the beneficiary companies and persons behind them as well…

Survivors relive ordeal at NIS

Some of the survivors relived yesterday their “horrible experience”.Blessing Uzor and Chinemen Isaac, who were recuperating at Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH) and Glory Hospital Ogbunabali in Port Harcourt, said the stampede at the Elekahia stadium was caused by the directive of the immigration officers that applicants should squat.Uzor said she could recall when some military officers told them to squat which led to the disaster as those standing fell on them.She said: “The only thing I can remember now is when soldiers who were assisting the Immigration officers ordered some of us to squat and while we were doing that many candidates were standing at our back.“Five minutes later, the crowd fell on us. I regained consciousness at 4:45 am on Sunday. I began to ask for my bag and the other writing materials I took to the recruitment centre. I thank God that I can talk now.”At the Glory Hospital, Isaac, who is still struggling with the shock , said it would be better to …

Police Arraign Pastor For Cutting Off 2-year- old’s Fingers

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The Sabo Police Station on Tuesday arraigned a 49-year-old
pastor, Moyo Martins, before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court for
allegedly cutting off the fingers of a two-year-old child, Saidat
Faleye.
The incident happened on Olumo Street, Iwaya Onike, Yaba, Lagos
State.
It was learnt that the mother of the victim, Mrs. Bola Faleye, had
left her in the care of Martins on Thursday, when she wanted to
take her bath.
READ MORE AFTER THE CUT........................
After she was gone, the child and the suspect were said to have
been together in his room.
About five minutes later, the child suddenly let out a loud shriek of
pain which drew the attention of neighbours.
They reportedly alerted her mother who equally rushed to the
scene in panic. She found her child’s ring and little fingers
chopped off.
It was alleged that Martins sawed off the fingers in his room.
The kid was said to have been rushed to a hospital within the area
for treatment.
The suspect initially denied knowing anything ab…

Between Wole Soyinka, Sadiq Abacha And Ayo Sogunro On Rejection Of Centenary Awards: The Genesis, The Response, And Brilliant Counter Response

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Left: Wole Soyinka, Right: Sadiq Abacha This is going to be a very long article.
It is so because to fully understand what is going on between Noble Laureate professor Wole Soyinka, the Abacha family, and Ayo Sogunro, the points made by all the parties must be thoroughly examined against the merit of each sides argument.
The whole issue stems from the recently held Centenary awards where 100 Nigerians were supposed to be given awards based on their contribution to national development in the last 100 years.
Of the 100 named, the families of Gani Fawehinmi, M.K.O Abiola, Fela Anikulapo Kuti rejected the award. Proffesor Wole Soyinka also followed suit, and gave his reasons in an article he titled 'The Canonisation Of Terror', in which he said it was an insult to be honored along side former military dictator Sanni Abacha. Sadiq Abacha son of the late head of state decided to reply the Nobel Laureate in a very interesting open letter. Also responding to Sadiq Abacha, a writer has on…

"I Don't Know My Real Age!"-Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo As He Markes Birthday

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has confessed that he has no real record of his birthday.
Obasanjo said he could not give an actual date of his birth, attributing it to his parent’s inability to have it documented.
The ex-president spoke on Wednesday at his 77th birthday ceremony held at the amphitheatre Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
“Sooner than later, the cat will be let out of the bag by myself but one thing that is clear, I was born, there is no doubt about that.
“Another thing is that, I was told by my mother that I was actually born on Ifo market day because, according, to her in our village, she had prepared to go to Ifo market and Ifo market is every five days.


“And then she was under labour. Before those who went to Ifo market had come back, I was born. I know and she knew I was born on Ifo market day. Don’t ask me what year or month. Whether I know the exact date or not, I think God has made my path to be glorious.
“There are…

Obesere released from Police Custody for alleged Rape

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Fuji star Abass Akande Obsere who was accused of raping a 29-year old business woman, has been released by the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, Lagos. If you missed the first story, click here The police officers revealed to Punch reporters that the musician was invited for questioning and released immediately. “We invited him based on the petition we received and he has written a statement. He said the woman was his girlfriend and she had come to visit him at home. Obesere is not a flight risk, so we have released him on bail. However, investigations will continue and if he is found culpable, he will be arrested. The woman in question came to Obesere’s house willingly and was not abducted. There are no eyewitnesses apart from Obesere and the victim, so we cannot conclude that it was rape, but we will leave no stone unturned.” said the police officer.

To Sadiq Abacha – On Behalf Of Wole Soyinka By Ayo Sogunro

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Sadiq Sani Abacha gets the first reply to his open letter to Prof. Wole Soyinka from writer/activist, Ayo Sogunro. Read below and tell us what you think… I do not know you personally, but I admire your filial bravery – however misguided – in defending the honour of your father, the late General Sani Abacha. This in itself is not a problem; it is an obligation—in this cultural construct of ours – for children to rise to the defence of their parents, no matter what infamy or perfidy the said parent might have dabbled in. The problem I have with your letter, however, arises from two issues: (i) your disparaging of Wole Soyinka, who—despite your referral to an anecdotal opinion that calls him as “a common writer”—is a great father figure, and a source of inspiration, to a fair number of us young Nigerians; and (ii) your attempt to revise Nigerian history and substitute our national experience with your personal opinions. Continue…
Therefore, it is necessary that we who are either Wole Soyink…

Bomb Found Inside First Bank Branch in Osun State

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Tragedy was averted on Tuesday as a security guard attached to a branch of First Bank Plc in Osogbo, Osun State discovered an explosive substance wrapped in a polythene bag inside the banking hall.
Immediately the discovery was made, bank officials and customers were quickly evacuated from the bank. Some customers of the bank said that a senior official announced to them that a substance suspected to be a  bomb had been discovered where it was planted.
Officials of Police Anti-Bomb Squad were later deployed in the bank.
They were said to have detonated the bomb and cordoned off Station Road, where the bank is located.
It was learnt that as soon the information about the bomb spread, many shop owners in the area hurriedly closed their shops, while some left their wares and ran for safety.
However, a few minutes later, the customers were asked to leave because the bank was not ready to resume operations. - See more at: http://topeorekoya.blogspot.com/2014/03/bomb-found-inside-first-bank-branch…

EXCLUSIVE NEWS| Sadiq Abacha’s Open Letter To Wole Soyinka

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Sadiq Sani Abacha, son of former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha has penned an open letter to Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, in reaction to a recent statement credited to his late father.

While speaking on Nigeria’s Centenary celebrations and his reasons for rejecting the award, Soyinka said that it was an insult to share an award with the late Abacha.

Wole Soyinka wrote:

Such abandonment of moral rigour comes full circle sooner or later. The survivors of a plague known as Boko Haram, students in a place of enlightenment and moral instruction, are taken to a place of healing dedicated to an individual contagion – a murderer and thief of no redeeming quality known as Sanni Abacha, one whose plunder is still being pursued all over the world and recovered piecemeal by international consortiums – at the behest of this same government which sees fit to place him on the nation’s Roll of Honour! I can think of nothing more grotesque and derisive of the lifetime struggle of several on t…

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