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Sorry Guys, No Homeland This Year

Is Peter Quinn going to die? Is Carrie going to settle for Billionaire paradise? Is Saul still technically a good guy? Are we even done with Germany?

The fifth season of Homeland aired on October 4, 2015 and the debut alone drew over 1.6 million viewers. The final episode aired on the 20th of December 2015 and we got news that Showtime had renewed the TV show for a sixth season which was initially slated for fall 2016. However, weeks ago, Showtime confirmed that the show which always comes alive during the fall season is going to undergo a rescheduling and starting from the sixth season, will begin to air winter.

That sucks but if it makes you feel better, Showtime is nearing a renewal for the seventh and eighth season.

Considering how brilliant the previous season was, this came as a shock to me and if you take a look at the ratings which reflected accurately the brilliance in the fifth season, this tectonic shift isn’t the way to go now. According to IMDB, Homeland has a score of 8.4/10 based on over 224,600 user votes, 265 reviews from viewers, and 115 reviews from critics. According to Metacritic, the fifth season of the drama series has a score of 76 out of 100 based on 17 reviews from critics, whereas the audience rated the fifth series at 7.5 out of 10 basing on 98 user ratings. According to Rotten Tomatoes, “Homeland” illustrates the same indicators. “Homeland” Season 5 has an average score of 8 out of 10 and 87% approval rating based on 33 reviews from critics, while the viewers rated the fifth season at 4.2 out of 5 with a 87% approval rating based on 426 votes.

 

When and what do we expect from season 6?

According to announcements from Claire Danes, Season 6 will begin January 2017 and will cover the transitional period between Election Day and the inauguration, and will lead to a female president been declared winner. Claire said that she does not hint at Hillary Clinton but C’mon.... Everyone wants to see that.

 

 

 

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Everything You Need To Know About Konamii 2016 Lagos Edition

All roads lead to Campus Square Mini-Stadium in Lagos, July 30th when the Konami 2016 Charity Games will take the centre-stage. The event which will also feature top class entertainment will have six orphanage homes from across Lagos State participating.

Organisers said, there will be no winners and no losers as the event is aimed at giving the inmates a sense of value, entertain them and as well see to their needs.

According to the founder of Konami Nigeria, Olamide Olabisi, Konami was born out of a passion and need to help the less privileged, particularly the orphans in the society by blending sports, entertainment and charity to raise funds, provide gifts and give orphans a sense of belonging in the society.

The programme which is in its fourth edition, according to Olabisi, “will witness an expansion, in terms of participating orphanage homes from the usual four to six.

“Two more orphanage homes have been involved, bringing the number to six,” he said, adding that top Nigerian artistes like YCEE, Adekunle Gold and Nollywood stars will be on hand to provide the desired entertainment.

He also disclosed that the Lagos State Sports Commission and the state ministry of Tourism and Culture have indicated interest in the event. “They have pledged their commitment to the event and we are pleased that they have agreed to identify with the charity project,” he said.

The proceeds from the event would be given out to the participating orphanage homes in form of cash and material.

Photos: Vivid for NG

 

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The Governor Of Oyo State Is Hanging Out With His “God Daughter”

This isn’t Satire, no; this is live from Instagram, Malika Haqq American star from E!’s Keeping up with the Kardashians posted a photo of her and her supposed God Father who is none other than the governor of Oyo state; senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Malika who is also known for her role as Penny in the 2005 film sky high co-starring her twin Khadijah posted this selfie with senator Ajimobi who isn’t fondly talked about anymore in his state.

 

Reunited with my God Father @abiolaadeyemiajimobi #NigeriasFinest #OyoStateGovernor

A photo posted by Malika (@forevermalika) on

Senator Ajimobi has not paid the civil servants in his state since the beginning of the year and just weeks after the unpaid workers began a state wide strike, rumour has it that he replied saying “If you don’t have money, how have you been getting to work for the past 6 months” now i’m not here to validate that but really though, is that really his God daughter? Nigerians aren't having any of that, that's for sure.

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These 5 Movies will Change Your Mind About Falling In Love

Think love is all sunshine and rainbows? Think again because these days, we’re even more susceptible to heartbreaks. The following movies show couples who fall deeply in love only to fall out of it for a lot of crazy reasons; some justifiable, some senseless and some for no reason at all.

If you’re in love or hoping to land the perfect relationship, you have to watch the following movies to learn a few things.

 

The Great Gatsby (2013)

This movie is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. Leonardo Dicaprio plays Jay Gatsby, a billionaire known for throwing the most outrageous parties every week. Gatsby lives just across the bay from Daisy Buchanan, a woman he had a romantic relationship with years ago. Gatsby revealed he threw those lavish parties in hopes of her making an appearance which she did eventually.

Daisy who is married to an unfaithful and undeserving husband Tom decides to continue her love affair with Jay who treats her way better than Tom ever did. In an attempt to clear up this mess, the involved parties organized a seat down which didn’t end the way they intended. Gatsby and Daisy leave in the same car with Daisy behind the wheels. That night, Daisy accidentally kills Myrtle who happens to be Tom’s lover and although Daisy clearly committed the crime, Gatsby decides to take the blame for it and tells Daisy not to bother.

Seeking revenge for the death of his wife, Tom gets told by George that the car belonged to Gatsby and that he suspected Gatsby was Myrtle's lover.

The next morning, Gatsby hears the phone ringing and, thinking it is Daisy, climbs out of the pool. He is shot and killed by George; the green light on Daisy's dock is the last thing he sees.

Gatsby’s funeral was pretty sad, other than the media and Nick who narrated the entire story, there was no one present... not even Daisy who he threw those lavish parties for, who he took the blame for.

 

Gone Girl (2014)

If any movie shows how quickly love expires, it’s gone girl. Former New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) fell in love so quickly and decided to get married but what happens five years into the union?

They paint a picture of a happy home to the public while their marriage looks all the more feeble as the days go. On the day of their five year anniversary, Amy decides to go hiding leaving a trail of crazy and scary hints and evidences littered all in separate places for Nick and the police to have fun with. Nick who was an unfaithful companion becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance and although he wasn’t guilty, a series of over the top transactions and ridiculously well planned evidences painted him a disturbed man with a good enough reason to kill his wife who had made the world think she was pregnant. 

 

Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine shows a married couple, Dean Pereira (Ryan Gosling) and Cynthia "Cindy" Heller (Michelle Williams), shifting back and forth in time between their courtship and the dissolution of their marriage several years later. With Dean who was a house painter and Cindy a nurse at a clinic, the movie shifts between present and past trying to uncover what went wrong between a young high school dropout and a pre-med student living with her parents.

The past shows how Dean decides to take responsibility for a child that wasn’t his all in the name of love while the present shows how Dean’s lack of ambition and Cindy’s retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

 

Take This Waltz (2011)

Michelle Williams (againnnn) is torn between the husband Lou (Seth Rogen) whom she loves and a new man Daniel (Luke Kirby) in her life, whom she's unable to ignore.

Margot meets Daniel on a business trip and they hit it off immediately, she reveals to him that she was married.

Five years of marriage and Margot, a 28-year-old freelance writer struggles with her feelings for Lou. In an interesting turn of events, Daniel happens to be living down the road from Margot’s house which makes things a bit tricky for her struggling marriage. As the film progresses, Margot interacts more with Daniel and ultimately leaves her husband to be with him.

 

Revolutionary Road (2008)

The movie adaptation of Richard Yates' 1961 novel sees Titanic shipmates, Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet) always see themselves as far-removed from the conventionality of suburbia. Yet that is exactly what creeps up on them when they buy a house in Connecticut. He toils 10 hours a day in a job he hates, while she, as a 1950s homemaker, yearns for fulfillment and passion. Rebelling against the torpor of their lives, the couple plan an escape that may push them to their limits while raising two children.

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Russian Billionaire Offers $1 Billion To Breed Lebron and Serena

A report circulating on the web suggests a white billionaire is ready to splash $500 million apiece to have a super sport baby courtesy 22 grand slam winner, Serena Williams and Lebron James. According to Cremebmp, Russian billionaire, Vladist Sugarin is going to invest $1 Billion in acquiring a baby that would dominate all sports.

The billionaire is giving the pair till the end of the week to give a feedback and he is even willing to offer some ownership in his company which is worth over $15 Billion.

Now, I know genetics might not work this way... and even if it does, they aren’t horses, or dogs.

Now the story which was published by Cremebmp, which is a website that specializes in parody stories is somewhat fake, but what if...what if.

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Beyond Oil

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Beyond oil, what’s next? : The Niger Delta Avengers Blow up Another Pipeline

Recently, the Niger Delta Avengers have threatened to blow up several pipelines of oil operating companies which have exploited their lands without compensating the people of Niger Delta adequately. The rise of these avengers is due to the poor state of these people who believe they provide the source of Nigeria’s wealth through the sale of crude oil. While the federal government of Nigeria has been thinking of what step to take to alleviate the uprising of these avengers, they have just blown up another pipeline Qua Iboe 48-inch oil crude oil export line belonging to Exxon Mobil in Akwa Ibom state. The avengers have vowed to obstruct all means by President Muhammadu Buhari to export crude oil because he did not address their demands. Qua Iboe recently resumed operation in June after an attack which the avengers claimed the responsibility for.  The spokesman of the group Gen.Murdoch Agbinibo said, “The Niger Delta Avengers blew up ExxonMobil Qua Iboe 483 crude oil export pipeline. When will these International Oil companies learn to listen, we (avengers) said no export.”

According to the Vanguard newspaper, “Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) shut down the Trans Niger Pipeline, one of the two major pipelines that carries the Bonny Light crude grade for export following an outflow in Gio, Ogoni land, Rivers State.” The militant group which declared its close monitoring on repairs being carried on damaged pipelines attacked the Nembe 1, 2 and 3 Tedeba Brass trunk lines in Bayelsa and Rivers states on June 8, after the company carried out repairs on leaking Nembe Creek Trunk Line, NCTL (Amaize). In addition to this, they also bombed the Forcados 48-inch Crude Export Terminal in Delta State last month because Shell flouted its order not to carry out repairs of any sort on its installations damaged by the militant group until government addressed its demands. All these attacks have hampered oil production in oil companies.  The militant group said, “Until President Buhari takes our demands seriously and set up a genuine framework to address the Niger Delta question, we will continue to obstruct all avenues to export our crude oil”(Amaize). The armed forces are working on a plan against the next attack of this group of people.


Reference: "Avengers Blows up Another Pipeline as FG Considers Action against Militants - Vanguard News." Vanguard News. N.p., 2016. Web. 13 July 2016.

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This Popular OAP Wants You To Take The Minimum Wage Challenge

What Is The Minimum Wage Challenge?

The minimum wage challenge is an initiative first used in the U.S. in 2014. It was a call for all elected officials and community members to live on Florida’s minimum wage of $8.05 an hour for 5 days and document the experience on social media. The reason behind this was that some felt the need for the minimum wage to be increased and what better way to convey this message to the “men in power” than to make them experience what it felt like to live with that as an income for a month. Since then, it has been kept in the wraps until May, 2016 when former Florida Democratic Party Chair and Candidate for Congress District Bob Poe, announced that he will take on the Minimum Wage Challenge.

The minimum wage in Nigeria is 18,000 naira and despite the rumours of an impending review and possible upgrade to 45,000, Nigerians are not keeping their hopes up just yet. Former NLC leader, Oshiomhole said that N200 to one US Dollar means Nigerian workers are earning just meagre income of $90 per month at the current N18,000 minimum wage, The Union reports, but that was before the Naira to Dollar relationship became what it is now.

As a result of this, Popular Nigerian OAP and to a fair point, social media influencer @Osi_suave took to twitter and decided to live on 18,000 a month. I mean, if Ben Murray-Bruce could get us purchasing indigenous stuff all from the comfort of his internet enabled smartphone, surely we can get the likes of him to take the Minimum Wage Challenge.

 

And he is ready to give you a hand if you are willing to join him.

 

Poor Osi even got a little motivation from IK.

 

Okay, sorry, this is funny.

 

Barely two days in and Osi is already losing his mind. I know a lot of you would read this and dismiss it without giving it a second thought and I was going to ask for us to all get involved but then again, most of us already live this life unknowingly and I know that no amount of involvement can make elected officials here take this challenge and see it truthfully but it’s worth a shot.

If you feel inspired to take on this challenge, feel free to do so and document your experience online to help spread the word... 18,000 a month is just not going to cut it.

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Tjan’s Aduke Now Has A Video And It’s Every Bit As Heartwarming As Its Audio

Amazing songwriter/Vocalist, TJAN released Aduke months ago. A truly breathtaking radio worthy song about love and companionship featuring the multi-talented Cohbams Asuquo which seats at a comfortable position midway through our monthly music chart. The video has just been released and it’s just as heart-warming as the audio. Shot and directed by Kemi Adetiba, here is the video to the Amazing Aduke.

 

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