Premier League news: ‘I’d never heard of Jorginho before he went to Chelsea’ – Italy international ‘isn’t the right fit’, says Emmanuel Petit

Premier League news: ‘I’d never heard of Jorginho before he went to Chelsea’ – Italy international ‘isn’t the right fit’, says Emmanuel Petit
‘I’d never heard of Jorginho before he went to Chelsea’ – Italy international ‘isn’t the right fit’, says Petit The former Blues midfielder remains baffled...
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It’s 130 years for Mr & Mrs Chris Aligbe

What didn’t excite Saturday night at Zen Garden, Ikeja? The dinner was sumptuous, the MC, so hilarious and lively many took her numbers for possible engagements. The DJ was on the job. The guests were warm and when they took to the floor their dance steps gave them away.Old school . But they were a sight to behold on the night. Unique moves that made the younger ones look ordinary. But they mattered and also added some glitz to the night. Mr and Mrs Chris Aligbe were celebrating 130 years on earth and it called for thanksgiving. Chris turned 70 on New Year day after the wife, Stella had turned 60.They marked it Saturday. It was grand. The MC, Isiomafide Ewerem seized up the guests and led the DJ in jazzing up the night with old school tunes that forced everybody to the dance floor. She was a perfect choice on the night. She gingered all and even the seemingly quiet ones couldn’t help joining others. Remember the song ‘Make that move right now babe?’ At a time, guests formed a circle and danced around the Aligbes. What a night.Night of oldies as music minds end the year in grand styleTheir children were all gleeful and other younger ones had their time when the DJ considered them and played music of today. But not long, the old soldiers returned to base. What a swell time guests had celebrating the Aligbes.God has been good to them and all in that gathering. Reverend Father Taiye Fadairo who was there wanted all to glorify God and always be thankful for His mercies. A guest, in thanking God for the lives of the Aligbes, renamed the couple Christella. Don’t be surprised they go by it from now.Chris Aligbe was once the Corporate Affairs Manager of Nigeria Airways. He is an aviation consultant.
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Breaking: INEC speaks on postponement of Nigeria’s election

By Anthony OgbonnaFollowing rumours that it has postponed the General election scheduled for Saturday, February 16th, 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has spoken on the issues.3,187,988 people eligible to vote in Katsina – RECAs journalists keep vigil at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to INEC’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has informed the newsmen that the commission has taken a decision after a crucial meeting attended by the chairman and 12 national commissioners.Top officials of the commission had, earlier on, gone into a crucial meeting at its headquarters, following concerns that some electoral materials were destroyed in some states while also, some available electoral materials were yet to get to some other states.As a result of the crucial meeting, fears were and are still being nursed in some quarters as to the fate of the election as the situation keeps pointing to a possible postponement of the election.This is following INEC’s complaint of some technical constraints it has faced few days to the election which may have affected its preparations for the conduct of the elections.However, when prodded to clarify on whether the election would hold or if it had been postponed, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi simply said, “A decision has been taken, but you’d have to hear from the horse’s mouth.”Stay with us as we bring you the updates…
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Barcelona scared? We’re top of La Liga, says Valverde

Valverde: Barcelona scared? We're top of La Liga!Sergio Ramos has declared the title race alive after Real Madrid moved second, but the Barca boss isn't worried just yetErnesto Valverde has scoffed at the suggestion should be afraid they could be caught by in the title race.Madrid moved second in the table behind Barca, albeit still six points back, with a derby defeat of their city rivals last weekend.Barca's successive draws in the league have opened the door to Madrid, with Valverde's men having seemingly been on track to comfortably defend the title.Madrid have cranked up the mind games with two more Clasico meetings upcoming - the second leg of the semi-final and a La Liga clash at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 2.Captain Sergio Ramos said Madrid can catch Barca in the title race while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois claimed teams will be "scared" of facing Santiago Solari's in-form side.Valverde, however, noted Barca are still in a strong position to do the double again, having drawn at home to Madrid in the first leg of their Copa Clasico clash."Afraid of what? We compete against the same teams as ever for the league," Valverde told reporters on Friday."Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and . To be scared when we are top of the league? I don't think so."Barça under Ernesto Valverde:96 games65 wins22 draws9 defeats233 goals for78 goals against1 Liga1 Copa del Rey1 Spanish Super Cup #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/4UqpJJhU6e — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 15, 2019Valverde ended speculation over his long-term Barca future by agreeing a one-year contract extension on Friday, with the deal including an option for a further 12 months."I always told news conferences I have a good relationship with the club so it came about naturally," he added. "The club made a proposal some time ago and I had some time to think about it and analyse our progress."We felt it seemed like a good time to make an announcement. We are all on the same wavelength at the club so it was an easy decision for me."Whenever you sign a contract with a player or manager you have the best intentions and high expectations but we all know football, it's determined very much by results.Article continues below"I assume that yes they trust in me to get those titles, but we know how capricious football can be. You don't always end up winning even if you think you deserve to."Valverde, though, is fully aware his stabilised position at Camp Nou could come under threat at the end of the season if Barca do not seal any silverware."If that happens then ask me again," he said. "But let's wait and see what happens first."
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Kingsley Coman injury: Bayern fear for winger ahead of Champions League clash with Liverpool

Coman a doubt for Liverpool clash as Bayern fear serious injuryThe club will now wait for tests after the France international appeared to suffer another knock to his troublesome left anklehave serious concern for winger Kingsley Coman ahead of their clash with after the attacker was forced off against with an injury to his twice-operated on left ankle.Coman appeared to pick up a knock in a duel with an Augsburg defender late on in Bayern’s 3-2 win, with the 22-year-old going off despite his side having used all three substitutions.Niko Kovac admitted the situation looked serious after the match and said they would learn more after tests on Saturday."It does not look good," Kovac told Eurosport. "We'll have to investigate it tomorrow to find out more."The star winger has suffered through multiple injuries to the same ankle over the past 12 months.Coman required surgery for the injury last season, which cost him much of the second half of the year as well as ruled him out for for the 2018 World Cup.Returning to start the season, Coman went down with the same injury in this year's league opener, requiring another surgery and sidelining him until December.The youngster had previously said in December he would consider retirement if his ankle problems continued, though Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge encouraged him to stop such thoughts.Coman proved vital for the Bundesliga champions in the victory Friday, scoring two goals and erasing a one-goal Bayern deficit each time.
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Gana to INEC: Conduct credible election –

ADVERTISEMENTProf. Jerry Gana has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible election, saying it is the only way democracy can survive.Prof. Gana, who made the call yesterday in Abuja, also urged the security agencies and the electorate to make sure that the electoral body conduct credible poll.“Nigerians are becoming deeply concerned and very fearful that the forthcoming elections may be seriously compromised, and therefore not free, fair or credible.“That will be most unfortunate. The path of honour demands that INEC stands out as an independent electoral body, ever ready to conduct free and fair elections. To do otherwise is to ruin our democracy and to painfully throw the nation into unnecessary chaos,” he said.He urged the electorate not to be intimidated by the current government that had allegedly failed to provide security of lives and property due to poor leadership.Prof. Gana, who called for holistic restructuring of the Nigerian state where federating units will pay royalties to the federal government, also advocated the decentralization of power generation and distribution in a true federal system.“Given the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious and complex nature of the Nigerian society, our founding fathers acted wisely in settling for a federal system of living together. Wherever such multiplicity exists in the world only the federal system has provided a viable solution for living together in peace.“The beauty of a federal system is that it allows each federating unit to look after its basic affairs and to develop at its own pace, propelled by relevant socio-cultural forces. In this way, diversity creates a healthy competition among federating units,” he added.
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Barcelona scared? We’re top of La Liga, says Valverde

Valverde: Barcelona scared? We're top of La Liga!Sergio Ramos has declared the title race alive after Real Madrid moved second, but the Barca boss isn't worried just yetErnesto Valverde has scoffed at the suggestion Barcelona should be afraid they could be caught by Real Madrid in the La Liga title race.Madrid moved second in the table behind Barca, albeit still six points back, with a derby defeat of their city rivals Atletico Madrid last weekend.Barca's successive draws in the league have opened the door to Madrid, with Valverde's men having seemingly been on track to comfortably defend the title.Madrid have cranked up the mind games with two more Clasico meetings upcoming - the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final and a La Liga clash at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 2.Captain Sergio Ramos said Madrid can catch Barca in the title race while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois claimed teams will be "scared" of facing Santiago Solari's in-form side.Valverde, however, noted Barca are still in a strong position to do the double again, having drawn at home to Madrid in the first leg of their Copa Clasico clash."Afraid of what? We compete against the same teams as ever for the league," Valverde told reporters on Friday."Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla. To be scared when we are top of the league? I don't think so."Barça under Ernesto Valverde:96 games65 wins22 draws9 defeats233 goals for78 goals against1 Liga1 Copa del Rey1 Spanish Super Cup #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/4UqpJJhU6e — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 15, 2019Valverde ended speculation over his long-term Barca future by agreeing a one-year contract extension on Friday, with the deal including an option for a further 12 months."I always told news conferences I have a good relationship with the club so it came about naturally," he added. "The club made a proposal some time ago and I had some time to think about it and analyse our progress."We felt it seemed like a good time to make an announcement. We are all on the same wavelength at the club so it was an easy decision for me."Whenever you sign a contract with a player or manager you have the best intentions and high expectations but we all know football, it's determined very much by results.Article continues below"I assume that yes they trust in me to get those titles, but we know how capricious football can be. You don't always end up winning even if you think you deserve to."Valverde, though, is fully aware his stabilised position at Camp Nou could come under threat at the end of the season if Barca do not seal any silverware."If that happens then ask me again," he said. "But let's wait and see what happens first."
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Romelu Lukaku transfer: How Man Utd’s £75m striker went from untouchable to token sub

Seven minutes vs PSG! How Lukaku went from 'untouchable' to token sub at Man UtdThe £75 million man spends most of his time on the bench under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, casting doubt over his long-term future at Old TraffordAs Jesse Lingard slumped to the ground for a second time, Alexis Sanchez was told to get stripped and ready for action. Anthony Martial had been struggling as well and, by half-time, he too would be forced to withdraw, with Juan Mata replacing him.However, after Paris Saint-Germain began to really show their superior quality in the second half of Tuesday night’s Champions League clash at Old Trafford, Romelu Lukaku stayed rooted to the Manchester United bench until less than seven minutes remained on the clock.It was a curious detail on a night when the hosts lost their unbeaten run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the £75 million attacking figurehead on whom Jose Mourinho had relied so much for the majority of his reign was not trusted for more than the dying embers of the game.This, despite the fact his side desperately needed a spark to give themselves a realistic chance of keeping the tie alive in Paris on March 6.While Sanchez’s fall from grace has been much discussed and his prospects on succeeding at Old Trafford seem to slide away by the week, Lukaku’s transformation from untouchable beacon to untrustworthy inconvenience is every bit as stark.Perhaps to some it was a little more predictable that the Belgian would soon begin to find the going tough at the top level as his skill set’s limitations were tested by the week. But his current predicament is arguably every bit as worrying as Sanchez's malaise.After arriving at United in the summer of 2017, Mourinho gave Lukaku unlimited opportunities to succeed. Scoring 11 times in his first 10 games for the club certainly helped his cause, but even when the goals began to dry up, there was to be no loss of faith from his manager.“I have to protect my players when I feel they deserve it, and Romelu always deserves it because what he does for the team is fantastic,” Mourinho said during a 2017-18 run which would see Lukaku score just once in 12 appearances.“Playing football for a striker isn’t just about scoring goals, so, for me, he is untouchable in my team and I think he should be untouchable in support from the fans.”The manager’s faith was repaid with 27 goals in Lukaku’s debut season and his ankle injury in the run-in to the FA Cup final was seen as a key reason for United not imposing their will on the showpiece as they lost meekly to Chelsea.Yet as Mourinho’s 30-month reign neared its end, Lukaku was no longer untouchable.He was dropped to the bench when Juventus came to Manchester in October amid increasing concerns about his poor build-up play, and his presence in the United line-up was no longer the given it had been the season before.That slide has accelerated dramatically since Solskjaer replaced Mourinho in December, with the former Chelsea and Everton forward starting just four matches under the Norwegian as Marcus Rashford has revelled in the No.9 spot.Two of Lukaku's outings have come in the FA Cup, while the others were against Burnley and Fulham in games in which Solskjaer looked to rest his key players ahead of more pressing fixtures.Against Burnley, with United trailing by a goal and needing inspiration, the caretaker manager’s two tactical changes were to haul off the misfiring Andreas Pereira and then to end Lukaku’s night 66 minutes in.Tuesday’s ignominious late arrival sums up where he is right now in the United pecking order, with his appearances under Solskjaer coming at an average of 40.8 minutes in length as opposed to 79.5 under Mourinho.He also started 81 per cent of league fixtures under the Portuguese but just 22% since Solskjaer took over.Something needs to give at some stage with Lukaku.The Sanchez issue has found the greater spotlight due to the salary being collected by the Chilean, and latterly by the injuries suffered by Lingard and Martial.But if Lukaku was a man in form, Rashford could well be helping to ease the burden in the wide positions right now. Instead, Solskjaer has only three forwards he can truly rely on out of the six senior attackers he has at his service, and Lukaku is not one of them.He is likely to get the nod on Monday when United travel to Chelsea in the FA Cup, with Solskjaer again looking to rotate slightly ahead of a period which sees United take on Liverpool, PSG, Arsenal and Manchester City in the space of a few weeks.Article continues belowIt is an opportunity the No.9 must take if he is to resurrect his United career.While Solskjaer made a career of snatching shortened opportunities off the bench, Lukaku has become used to being the reliable totem from the off.But if he can’t be trusted to have an impact for longer than seven minutes when United are chasing a game, then he has a lot to prove – and quickly – if he is to become anything close to untouchable once more.
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Davido Selected As Panelist For Comedy Central Roast | The Guardian Nigeria News –...

Afrobeat sensation Davido has been selected as one of the panelists for the upcoming Comedy Central Roast, making him the first Nigerian to ever grace the stage. Davido will be part of the panel roasting South African rapper AKA.Talking about the upcoming show, Davido says;“I’m such a big fan of Comedy Central, this is going to be a hilarious night. I’m ready, Africa are you ready? This is a Roast so nothing is off limits.”Other than dropping hits, Davido is well known for having a good sense of humour so its safe to say he’ll bring alot of good energy and fun jokes to the show.
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The Only Thing Worse Than Valentine’s Day Is Valentine’s Day

The worst Valentine’s Day I ever had was the one where I got dumped the night before. I was 23 years old and madly in love with a wonderful man, who chose the evening of the thirteenth of February to heave me, head first, into the beginning of a rom-com. The next day, I woke up feeling like I’d been broken in half, my eyes so puffy from crying I could barely see, to find the world celebrating love in all its forms. The city was in a February deep freeze, and I was all alone, and I couldn’t remember ever feeling so miserable.That was my worst Valentine’s Day. My second worst Valentine’s Day was... the movie Valentine’s Day. This movie, like the pretend holiday itself, is a tribute to love—specifically, it is a tribute to the audience’s love of the hit romantic comedy Love, Actually. It is a cynical, utterly see-through attempt to take that movie and its many-connected-plotlines formula, add even more movie stars, and plonk it down in Los Angeles, where there are generous tax subsidies for filming and you don’t have to spend any money on fake snow.Don’t get me wrong: I love romantic comedies. I really do. I love them so much I spent four years studying them and wrote an entire dissertation about them (don’t worry, my parents have another child, and she turned out great). I adore Notting Hill and When Harry Met Sally and Warm Bodies, which is a highly underrated romantic comedy about the undead—a zom-rom-com!But this romantic comedy? This romantic comedy is only slightly better than getting your heart ripped out at 9:30 p.m. on February 13.Valentine’s Day was directed by Garry Marshall, who made Beaches and Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries and many other rom-coms (but for my money, his best work was playing Walter Harvey, the Candy Bar King, in A League of Their Own). The screenplay was written in part by Katherine Fugate, who co-wrote The Prince and Me and created the show Army Wives. It came out in early 2010, just before Valentine’s Day, obviously.Here’s a quick and easy plot summary, in case it’s been a while since you’ve watched it:Shutterstock Getty ImagesAshton Kutcher, who works with George Lopez, proposes to Jessica Alba, but is secretly in love with Jennifer Garner, who is dating a secretly-married Patrick Dempsey. In Jennifer Garner’s elementary school classroom is a cute kid, who is the film’s most obvious rip-off of Love, Actually. He should be sad about his absent mother, but instead he is in love with Jennifer Garner, and that creates a hassle for his grandparents, Hector Elizondo and Shirley MacLaine, and his babysitter, Emma Roberts, who is planning to lose her virginity on Valentine’s Day, much to the delight of her best friend, Taylor Swift, and Taylor’s boyfriend, Taylor Lautner. Meanwhile, Jennifer Garner’s sad and neurotic best friend Jessica Biel is trying to find a new gig for her top client, NFL quarterback Eric Dane, whose agent, Queen Latifah, has a temp, Anne Hathaway, who is dating a guy in the mail room, Topher Grace. Jamie Foxx is a sports journalist who wants to cover the football story but whose boss, Kathy Bates, makes him do a segment on Valentine’s Day, but then Dane comes out and wins back his estranged boyfriend, Bradley Cooper, who has spent the entire movie on a plane sitting next to Julia Roberts, who is coming home to her Obvious Rip-Off Of Love, Actually...I mean son. Did I miss anyone? Probably!It’s like going on a speed date that ends in a marriage proposal.I am sure that every single one of these actors worked hard on this movie for the three-and-a-half days each of them was on set. But that is a lot of storylines to cram into 124 minutes, and despite Fugate and her co-writers’ best efforts, you arrive at the end of the movie exhausted and wishing you had a red-twine-covered pinboard on which you could map out all the various connections between them. You’re also barely invested in any of them, even though each couple has gone through a full storyline by the time the credits roll. It’s like going on a speed date that ends in a marriage proposal.Shutterstock Getty ImagesI do want to examine a few storylines, though, starting with the Jessica Alba-Ashton Kutcher-Jennifer Garner one. At the start of the movie, Kutcher’s character Reed proposes to Alba’s character Morley. She is both surprised and shocked by the proposal, which is never a good sign: You can be the former, but you should never, ever be the latter. Before he can propose, though, Reed has to wake Morley up and pull her hand out from under her pillow and when he does, we see that—dun dun duuuun—she has fallen asleep holding her Blackberry.This is rom-com shorthand for “ambitious corporate career lady” See also: falling asleep with a laptop open on the bed, falling asleep at a desk, driving a car very fast then parking with a screech and stepping out in black high heels, shouting things at scurrying subordinates while striding between office cubicles. All these visual cues say “I am devoted to my work and it has rendered me dead inside so that I cannot love unless a man saves me by getting me fired or my sister dies and I have to leave my job to move to the country and raise her child.”After we’re presented with these clues that Morley is a sad hollow product of feminism who cannot love Reed properly because she also loves financial independence and wearing pencil skirts (we never learn what she does for living, only that it involves meetings and a Blackberry and pencil skirts), we are not surprised when, halfway through the movie, she changes her mind about marrying him. “I should be thinking about our future together, but I’m still focused on my future,” she tells Reed as she hands back the engagement ring he gave her five hours ago. “The first phone call I made after you proposed was to my office, to confirm my 10 o’clock meeting.”Shutterstock Getty ImagesIn his heartbreak, Reed turns to his best woman friend Julia (that’s Jennifer Garner, who is dating Patrick Dempsey, who is… sorry, I nearly fell down that rabbit hole again). Julia never thought Reed and Morley were good together, though she never told Reed how she felt. Julia does one of the several jobs that, for women in romantic comedies, signals a good heart capable of love: She’s an elementary school teacher. Other acceptable professions include: baker, writer (fiction only), caterer, wedding planner, assistant, and bookshop owner. These jobs involve taking care of people (bonus points if the people are children!), spending time in a kitchen, and/or making very little money. They’re non-threatening and feminine, and almost never involve stalking through an office or wielding any kind of authority over men.One of the most frustrating things is that many of the paper-thin plots would make for perfectly decent standalone movies.In the years before Valentine’s Day came out, there were lots of movies in which ambitious corporate career ladies learned that feminism had actually ruined their lives: The Ugly Truth, The Proposal, and New In Town were the best (i.e., worst!) examples of this trend. They were a callback to the backlash rom-coms of the 1980s—remember Baby Boom?—in which women were forced to retreat from the workforce in the name of family and motherhood, and discovered that this was what they had secretly yearned for all along.Shutterstock Getty ImagesAnd in fact, the trope pops up a second time in this movie, and there’s another goddamn Blackberry involved! Jessica Biel plays Kara, a workaholic publicist who spends the entire movie eating candy, miserable at being alone on Valentine’s Day. “My closest relationship is with my Blackberry. Thank God it vibrates,” she tells Jamie Foxx, a journalist who covers her client. “You know who’s always been here for me? My best friend, candy. That is my future.” Again, Kara is the personal publicist of an NFL quarterback whose team made the playoffs last year. Also, she weighs 102 pounds and her arms look like steel cables.Even Queen Latifah’s character Paula—the quarterback’s agent—has been rendered all but inhuman by her professional choices: When her receptionist puts down the phone abruptly to talk to her, Paula says, “hangs up on her own mother, that’s cold. We might just get along.”Shutterstock Getty ImagesOne of the most frustrating things about Valentine’s Day is that many of the paper-thin plots in this omnibus rom-com would make for perfectly decent standalone movies. Why not make a rom-com about Shirley MacLaine’s character, who was a Hollywood starlet in the 1960s, and Hector Elizondo, an architect and devoted husband who is heartbroken to learn of her long-ago infidelity? I would watch an entire movie—124 whole minutes—that told the story of their marriage! I would probably watch a rom-com starring Anne Hathaway as a temp who pays off her student loans by moonlighting as a phone sex worker, assuming the very idea of sex work wasn’t treated like a punchline and a threat to her boyfriend’s masculinity, as it is in Valentine’s Day. And, for the love of Aaron Rodgers, someone take the Bradley Cooper-Eric Dane storyline and make us the gay football rom-com we all deserve.Fans of the genre will know that Valentine’s Day wasn’t the last in a line of rom-coms that are not so much star-studded and star-crammed. That’s in part because the formula, as exhausting and unfulfilling as it was, worked. Valentine’s Day made more than $200 million, and was followed by New Year’s Eve and Mother’s Day (and the “30 Rock” parody, Martin Luther King Day ). Even the runaway hit rom-com of 2018, Crazy Rich Asians, has a hint of ensemble-overload to it. Unlike its predecessors, it does have a clear central love story, but there are four other couples whose relationships fall apart or come together over the course of the first film—and if the books are anything to go by, the sequels will involve much more multitasking.Shutterstock Getty ImagesIn theory, you can see the appeal of the omnibus rom-com. You’ve got something for everyone: old people, young people, straight people, gay people. People who love Valentine’s Day, people who hate Valentine’s Day. People who want to watch a science fiction movie in which Los Angeles has no traffic. It’s almost like the movie was written by that famous Oprah meme: you get a plotline, you get a plotline, everybody gets a plotline!It seems like a safe investment strategy: diversify your assets. But the value of a rom-com is that it invests, deeply, in a love story. The rom-com is basically the only genre in which the movies are by, for, and about women. Where women’s stories are told in depth and in detail, with attention and empathy. That’s why rom-coms matter—and, not coincidentally, it’s also why they’re so often the target of mockery and derision. But women deserve movies that focus on us, on our experiences and our feelings. A hundred and twenty-four minutes is not that much to ask for.There are lots of ways to spend your Valentine’s Day. On your own. With your friends. With your Blackberry in hand, because you’ve got important, world-changing shit to do. With your Person, because it’s just a regular Thursday, and you want to spend every regular Thursday with them for as long as you possibly can. Personally, I’m hoping to open a bottle of wine, eat a home cooked meal, and not repeat the experience of being dumped at a deeply ironic moment. Maybe we’ll watch a rom-com. Whatever you do, I hope you put you and your love at the center of it—if only for two hours and four minutes. In other words, this Valentine’s Day, I wish you a love story all to yourself.
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Warning! See What Nigerian Immigration Will Do To All Foreigners Who Vote During The...

The Nigerian Immigration Service has issued a warning to foreigners who dare to vote IN the forthcoming general elections.The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has reiterated its warning to foreign nationals to keep off voting areas during elections or face prosecution, deportation, The Nation reports.King Ekpedeme, the head of the service in Lagos gave the warning during a phone chat with our Correspondent on Friday.He said that the NIS had in the past five months engaged leaders of foreign nationals especially those from the Economic Community of West and Central African States (ECOWAS), (ECCAS) to speak to their people on the need to stay out of Nigeria’s elections.Ekpedeme also said the service had retrieved several Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) from none Nigerians, adding that it has emplaced mechanisms to forestall foreigners from taking part in the exercise.He said:-“Lagosians should not be worried about the possibility of foreign nationals voting in this election.Already, the borders have been closed today and the NIS had been retrieving PVCs from non-Nigerians.“Also, we have had several engagements with the leaders of our brothers from neighbouring countries who have spoken to their nationals and assured us they will not come out in election. “We have also made it clear that anyone found will be prosecuted and afterwards deported to their country. I want to believe that the message has been well received by them. This election is for Nigerians only and none Nigerians should stay in their homes.“Share this post with your Friends on