Modric, Kroos and Casemiro arguably the midfield in Real Madrid history

The midfield combination of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro, has grown together to become a formidable midfield trio. Many have said they are the best midfield trio in history of the club.

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Modric, Kroos and Casemiro were again in the photo of the Real Madrid recital against Roma. It could not be otherwise, because they have long since led from the engine room a new golden age of the whole white

They are also protagonists of the football style of a team as winning as attractive in their football. This is because Modric, Kroos and Casemiro not only build good football, they are also building history as one of the best Real Madrid field centers.

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The BBC has focused during these years the role of a unique team, but the importance of this other trio has been capital, even more than the famous trident. 

In fact, it has been much more untouchable with the passage of time. While above Bale or Benzema was questioned, nobody doubted the condition of titularosimos of Kroos, Modric and Casemiro. The other luxury trio of a historic Madrid.

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The three met for the first time on October 4, 2015, with Benítez on the bench and in a league derby (1-1). It was the first time they wore together in the eleven.

 In the Champions League, the competition that has crowned them with the rest of their teammates, showed up a month later, against PSG at home (1-0).

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Isco, a plus of magic

From those first measures they have been inseparable and it would be Zidane who would finish giving the definitive impulse to a center of the field with which he made the difference. 

A trio that, by the way, has also been reinforced with the presence of an Isco that is responsible for giving a point of magic to a fantastic midfield. Of course, without the continuity of his three companions and entering the eleven by someone from the BBC.

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His reign in midfield continues four seasons after joining forces in the white midfield. Because they were born in 2015, but everything began to take shape much earlier. In 2012 Modric arrived on tiptoe, being the only request of Mourinho.

Luka or nobody, was his message. At the end of that same year, almost in anonymity, Casemiro landed in Castilla. And in 2014 Madrid would make the masterful move with Kroos, who did arrive in stellar plan after his career at Bayern and his recent World Cup triumph.

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Finally the three would meet at 15-16 to form a center of the field that is the envy of Europe. A midfield that cost Madrid a little less than 80 kilos and has been in the photo of the last three Champions conquered by Madrid, something that can not boast the BBC. 

Because in this gale of good game and titles, Kroos, Modric and Casemiro are the center of the hurricane.

We take a look at some of the great midfield combinations in the club’s history.

In the mid 80s and early 90s, there was Rafael Martín Vázquez, Bernd Schuster, Rafael Gordillo and Michel. They made the midfield theirs.

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In the 90s, it was all about Michael Laudrup, Fernando Redondo, José Emilio Amavisca and the Spanish national team coach, Luis Enrique.

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After them was the Champions league winning era of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Claude Makélélé and Santiago Solari

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Then, came the Galacticos era. Though were great players, but they did not achieve much. They went three seasons without winning any trophies. The team was headed by the Zidane and Figo plus David Beckham and José María Gutiérrez Hernández, popularly known as Guti.

They player arguably the best foorball of this generation, just didn’t win enough trophies to be called the best in the history.

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The Modric, Kroos and Casimero are just not playing good, eye catching football, but they are winning trophies to back up their superb play. They are the heart of Real Madrid’s success in recent years.

When this three musketeers retire, they will go down into the history books of this great club, and they will be remembered for long.

 

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SWEET BOYS ASSOCIATION: President Falz updates all SBA members

A breakdown was recently published on Falz’s Sweet Boys Association where he is self-acclaimed President.

The movement has however been very unwelcome with Nigerian women who want it to connote negativity like ‘slay queen’ or ‘small girl, big god’ do.

In response, Falz has stated the intends to use the organization and move forward with processes in a mail to the members of the Sweet Boys Association, calling objections, “defamatory statements.”

He even plans a party. He starts the Presidential mail by saying, “It has come to my notice that a lot of people have published defamatory statements against our association particularly via the medium know as Twitter.

He continues, “We are just observing and un-looking! Because, if person thin am too much, person go vex! *side eye emojis*

As the mail progresses, Falz underlines the objectives of the “Prestigious organisation” as that of, “Shaping individuals of male species into attractive, intelligent and ambitious gentlemen.

He wants the SBA to create men of, “admirable appearance and respectful conduct *insert unconcerned emoji*” and wants his members to revisit their Code of Conduct when they are in doubt.

Then, he makes the key announcement, “our super-exclusive induction parry for the new members, during which small chops and other instruments of merriment will be in abundance *insert smiling and loud speaker emojis*

He then signs the mail with the hashtags #SweetBoy, #SBA and #SweetBoysAssociation. I guess it’s not a joking sturvs anymore.

Ahead of the Champions League opener, here are the best trio in ever

The Champions League sees Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani of PSG face Liverpool’s Salah, Mane and Firmino. Before them, the champions league has seen great trio play for different teams. From the BBC, to the MSN. Lets take a look at the best trio to play in Europe

BBC

While MSN was forming at Camp Nou, Real Madrid saw their own attacking triumvirate become an institution within the Spanish capital.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who has since moved to Juventus, was the undisputed star of the show but the addition of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema added more blistering pace, power and, of course, goals to a forward line that fired the Blancos to four Champions League triumphs in five years.

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Neymar may have broken up Barcelona’s band of brothers last season when he fled to France after a shock €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain, but the legend of the MSN partnership will live on.

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With the brilliant Brazilian lining up in attack alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, the Blaugrana won the Champions League, Club World Cup and La Liga (twice), tearing defences to shreds with their incredible pace, skill and movement

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Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini formed a formidable defence in front of legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as Juventus set about re-establishing themselves as a major European force.

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Together, the BBC provided the foundation on which the Bianconeri’s resurgence was founded, helping the Old Lady win six successive Scudetti before Bonucci departed for AC Milan last year only to return this summer.

AC Milan’s Dutch gold

The arrival of Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit at San Siro in 1987 proved instrumental in AC Milan winning a first Serie A title in nine years, but the signing of Frank Rijkaard propelled the Rossoneri to glory on a world stage.

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The Dutch trio became the stars of Arrigo Sacchi’s wonderful team, helping the Italian outfit win two European Cups and two Club World Cup crowns.

Man Utd’s Holy Trinity

There seemed to be something miraculous about Manchester United’s spectacular triumvirate of George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton even before they helped the club break ground as the first English team to win the European Cup in 1968.

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Indeed, Law and Charlton had already won the Ballon d’Or for their exploits at United, before Best collected the award after their historic continental success.

MEH

The deadly attacking line of Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto’o and Thierry Henry were anything but what their acronym suggested, as they propelled an era-defining team to a treble in Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge.

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Still just 21 years old, Messi took over as the star of the side in 2008 as his clinical ability became clear, but his more experienced partners were not far behind him as three unpredictable and almost unstoppable forwards combined perfectly to put the Blaugrana back on top of European football.

Inter’s German heroes

Lothar Matthaus and Andreas Brehme had already won Serie A with Inter before Jurgen Klinsmann united with his compatriots in 1989 and made an immediate impact in Italy.

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As the spine of the Milan club, as they went on to beat Roma over two legs in the UEFA Cup final.

Barca’s midfield maestroes

As a midfield trio, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets were the heart of Pep Guardiola’s iconic Barcelona side.

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Each star graduated from the club’s youth academy and they would win the Champions League three times and the Club World Cup twice before Xavi left in 2015. Now, following Iniesta’s departure, Busquets is the last man standing.

Brazil’s three Rs

The symbols of Brazil’s most recent golden age, the phenomenal attackers Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho made up the greatest attacking partnership that international football has ever had the luxury of witnessing.

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They all played their part as the Selecao stormed to World Cup glory in Japan and South Korea in 2002 but the narrative was dominated by Ronaldo, who enjoyed the perfect redemption for the pain he had suffered in France in 1998 by netting twice in the final win over Germany.

The Beatles (minus Ringo)

The band broke up when Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool in January of this year, but the rest of the group are still going strong.

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Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are still rocking as hard as ever, having fired Jurgen Klopp’s team to the final of last season’s Champions League, suggesting the Barcelona man’s role at Anfield was more akin to Ringo Starr’s than John Lennon’s.

MEN

The most expensive attacking triumvirate in football history, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar (or ‘MEN’) immediately proved their worth to Paris Saint-Germain by netting 87 goals between them last season, winning four trophies in the process.

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However, a disappointing last-16 defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League means that the pressure remains on the trio, and world-record signing Neymar in particular, to deliver the top prize in European football.

Tuesday night’s shootout with Salah, Firmino and Mane at Anfield will tell us much about whether PSG are finally capable of continental glory.

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Bovi bashed for showing off his ‘babymama’ on social media

Ace comedian Bovi has been called out by a fan for putting up a picture of his wife who she termed ‘baby mama’ on her 30th birthday.

The hilarious comedian who is known for his high sense of sarcasm wrote a birthday message to his wife which he shared on his Instagram page which didn’t go well with his fans who believed he should have done better.

“Happy birthday to my baby mama @krisasimonye 🕺🏾🕺🏾🕺🏾. She’s got four kids. She adopted the first one (that’s me) and then gave birth to three. Now she’s turned 30 and it’s time to have fun for the rest of her life! #dirty30 #dirty30kris,” Bovi wrote on Instagram.

We all know that Bovi was actually praising his wife in his own unique way but some fans on his page have a different opinion which they didn’t shy away from airing.

Check their conversations below:

Bovi began his career in April 2007, starring in the sitcom Extended Family, which he produced, wrote, and packaged. The show was very popular, and by 2008 Bovi was leading comedy shows and events throughout Nigeria.

He participated in Night of a 1000 Laughs organized by Opa Williams. Bovi has worked alongside other Nigerian comedians such as I Go Dye, I Go Save, Basketmouth, Buchi, Odogwu, Okey Bakassi, Julius Agwu and others.

He is married to Christabel Ugboma.  They got married on September 19, 2009. Bovi Ugboma and wife Christabel Ugboma have three children together.

Fascinating Facts About The Language and Culture of Nigeria

Identification

Though there is archaeological evidence that societies have been living in Nigeria for more than twenty-five hundred years, the borders of modern Nigeria were not created until the British consolidated their colonial power over the area in 1914.

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The name Nigeria was suggested by British journalist Flora Shaw in the 1890s. She referred to the area as Nigeria, after the Niger River, which dominates much of the country’s landscape. The wordnigeris Latin for black.

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Religion

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Many religions are followed in Nigeria. The constitution guarantees religious freedom. Christians predominantly live in the south of the country, whereas Muslims live predominantly in the north. Native religions in which people believe in deities, spirits and ancestor worship, are spread throughout the country. Many Muslims and Christians may also intertwine their beliefs with more unorthodox indigenous ones.

Image result for nigeria lifestyle and cultureThe major Christian celebrations of Christmas and Easter are recognized as national holidays. Muslims observe Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, and the two Eids. Working hours in the north often vary from those in the south so that Muslims do not work on their holy day, which is Friday.

National Pride

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Along with South Africa, Nigeria is considered a super-power in the African continent and consequently Nigerians are generally proud of their country. It has the largest population in Africa and the land is endowed with vast quantities of natural resources. It is the sixth largest oil-producing nation and has a well-educated and industrious society. They are fond of the expression, “When Nigeria sneezes, the rest of the African nations (with the exception of South Africa) catch cold.”

The Family

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Extended families are still the norm and are in fact the backbone of the social system. Grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers and in-laws all work as a unit through life.
Family relationships are guided by hierarchy and seniority. Social standing and recognition is achieved through extended families. Similarly a family’s honour is influenced by the actions of its members. Individuals turn to members of the extended family for financial aid and guidance, and the family is expected to provide for the welfare of every member. Although the role of the extended family is diminishing somewhat in urban areas, there remains a strong tradition of mutual caring and responsibility among the members.

Etiquette and Customs in Nigeria

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  • The most common greeting is a handshake with a warm, welcoming smile.
  • Men may place their left hand on the other person’s shoulder while shaking hands. Smiling and showing sincere pleasure at meeting the person is important.
  • As in the rest of Africa, it is rude to rush the greeting process.
  • You must take the time to ask about the person’s health, the health of their family, or other social niceties.
  • Close friends and family members often kiss and hug when meeting.
  • A Nigerian generally waits for the woman to extend her hand.
  • Observant Muslims will not generally shake hands with members of the opposite sex.
  • Address people initially by their academic, professional or honorific title and their surname.
  • Friends may address each other in a variety of ways: the title and the first name, the first name alone, the surname alone, or a nickname.
  • Always wait until invited before using someone’s first name.
  • When greeting someone who is obviously much older, it is a sign of respect and deference to bow the head.

Business Etiquette and Protocol

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Meeting and Greeting

  • Handshakes are the most common greeting.
  • Wait for a woman to extend her hand first.
  • Shake hands at the beginning and end of meetings.
  • To rush a greeting is extremely rude; spend time inquiring about the other person’s general well-being.
  • It is a good idea to lower your eyes when meeting someone who is older or more senior.
  • Titles are important. Use the honorific title plus any academic or professional title and the surname.
  • Wait until invited before moving to a first-name basis. This is not a first name culture, although that may be changing with people under the age of 35.
  • Business cards are exchanged without formal ritual.
  • Present and receive business cards with two hands or the right hand, never with the left.
  • It is a good idea to include any advanced university degree on your business card.
  • Make certain that your title is prominently displayed.
  • Never write on your business card. If the information has changed, have new cards printed.
  • Make a point of studying any business card you receive before putting it into a business card holder

George Weah and some amazings facts about him

George Weah has been sworn in as the 24th President of the Republic of Liberia. George Weah and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shared a moment onstage ahead of his swearing in ceremony at Liberia’s presidential inauguration.

Reports have it that The 51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year emerged victorious in thirteen (13) out of the fifteen (15) counties while his rival, 73-year-old opponent Joseph Boakai settled for only two counties. Weah, currently a politician is regarded as one of the best African players and forwards of all-time. He is the only African player to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or and World Best Player of the Year in 1995.

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Without further ado, below are the 12 things you need to know about George Weah:

1. He was born 1 October, 1966, grew up in a slum in Liberia’s capital

2. He made Monaco debut in 1987, went on to play for AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

3. After starting his career in his home country of Liberia, Arsene Wenger brought him to Europe where he signed for Monaco in 1988.

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4. Weah moved to Paris Saint-German in 1992 where he won Ligue 1 in 1994 and became the top scorer of the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League.

5. He signed for AC Milan in 1995 where he spent four successful seasons, and won the Italian Serie A, twice. His most notable goal in Italy saw him run the length of the field against Verona.

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6. He moved to the English Premier League towards the end of his career and had spells at Chelsea and Manchester City, before returning to France to play for Marseille in 2001, and subsequently ending his career with Al-Jazira in 2003.

7. At the international level, he represented Liberia at the African Cup of Nations on two occasions.

8. An idol in Africa, Weah has been heavily involved in politics in his homeland Liberia and ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2005 elections, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting.

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9. In the 2011 election, he ran for vice president on Winston Tubman’s ticket. Running as a Congress for Democratic Change candidate, Weah was elected to the senate in 2014.

10. As successful as he was at club level, Weah was not able to bring over that success to the Liberia National Team. In total, Weah played 60 games for Liberia over 20 years, scoring 22 goals.

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11. Along with all-time greats in the sport such as Alfredo Di Stefano and George Best, Weah is regarded as being among the best football players who never got the chance to play at a World Cup.

12. Upon official announcement, George Weah will be the only retired professional footballer to emerge as the president of a country.

Here is the narration about the culture and religion of Ghana

Talk to most people about Ghana and they’re likely to ask ‘Where’s that?’ Ghana is pretty much right at the centre of the world, being both incredibly close to the equator and on the line representing 0° longitude. On a world map you’ll find it on the West Coast of Africa, the side closest to America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Follow the Western Coast of Africa until it curves inwards and you’ll have located the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana and is one of the many nations you’ll find here. Now draw a line straight down from London to the Gulf of Guinea and you’ll have landed on Ghana. And if anyone asks what time it is in Guinea, it’s easy. Ghana time is exactly the same as Greenwich Mean Time as it shares a time zone with London.

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Capatial of Ghana

Ghana’s port city of Accra, is the commercial hub of the country, its most populous city and also the seat of its government. The country’s oldest university, The University of Ghana, is also located in the suburb of Legon. Some points of interest in Accra, those on holiday in Ghana might enjoy include its pure white sandy beaches well-loved by surfers, the bustling street markets, where you can shop for handicrafts, and the National Museum of Ghana, which is the perfect place to explore Ghana’s rich cultural history through ancient artifacts. International visitors flying into Accra will stop off at Kotoka airport. Other important cities include Kumasi in the forested Ashanti region and Tamale, in the Northern region, both of which have international terminals.

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Language of Ghana

The population of Ghana is incredibly diverse, and the government of modern Ghana recognises many national languages. Two of the most widespread are the Twi language of the Ashanti people, which is spoken language in the Southern and Central regions, and the Dagbani language of the Dagomba people, spoken by people in the areas to the North.

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No Ghanaian culture historically used traditional forms of writing and kept their languages alive through oral traditions. However, the Akan people did use a form of symbolic depiction known as Adinkra. These designs represent complex concepts, like proverbs and overarching concepts, than words and were used on everything from fabrics, jewelry, and pottery to walls, architectural elements and weights used in trading gold. Personal and home accessories, as well as clothing, incorporating these symbols, can be purchased from Ghana’s many artisans.

Modern Ghanaians communicate across linguistic barriers using English as a unifier. Many, about half of the country, speaks English, and it is one of the official languages, so much so, that Ghana’s National Anthem is sung in English.

Religion of People of Ghana

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Today most Ghanaians self-identify as Christians. However, the native religion of the influential Ashanti Empire was a form of pantheism known as Akom, a Twi word meaning ‘to be hungry’. Many of the traditions of Akom are still very much alive today and are combined with Christian traditions. The Akom cosmology centres around a creator god, most widely recognised by the name Nyame, who makes his home in the sky, and his wife, Asase Yaa, the earth. Their wishes are carried out by spirit beings. Relatives who have passed over are also part of this nonphysical realm. A favourite spirit of traditional Ghanaian storytellers is Anansi, a swindling spider, represented in the Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods, which was recently made into a TV series.

Ghana’s food like

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You will find tomato-based stews with complex flavours throughout Ghana. The stews usually contain a type of marine or freshwater fish and are eaten with a dough which is used to scoop up the fish and soak up the fragrant sauce. The dough, sometimes called fufu or akple, is made from any type of starch, including cassava, plantain, yam, maize, millet, sorghum, potatoes or cocoyams. Another staple of Ghanaian cuisine is jollof rice, a kind of biryani flavoured with tomatoes and chili. Peanuts are often used to flavour stews and garnish dishes. You’ll also find taro leaves and okra in many dishes. Street food is a beloved Ghanaian custom, so be sure to buy a few takeaway meals in the market, if you ever visit.

Craziest and the amazing facts about Liberia

Countries are weird places. So much of our individual identities are tied to arbitrary lines on maps. Robert Anton Wilson said “every national border marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty.” Is that true? Maybe.

Liberia is a resilient country. After overcoming two civil wars, the country still has interesting historical, cultural and landmark events to flaunt. It is the only African country that has had two female presidents in office. The female presidents are Lady Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ruth Perry.

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Here are some facts that you will find interesting about this old West African republic.

1. The average resident is under 18 years

Liberia is 171 years old today, but it is also one of the world’s youngest countries. According to the CIA World Factbook, the average age of its citizens is 17.9 years. By way of comparison, a typical resident of Monaco, the world’s most elderly country, is 51.1.

2. It was created for freed slaves

The American Colonization Society founded Liberia in 1821 as a place for free African Americans to migrate to. More than 10,000 made the journey across the Atlantic, aided by the society, until Liberia declared independence in 1847. Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a freed slave from Virginia, became the first president. Its recent history has been far more torrid, starting with Samuel Doe’s coup of 1980, and continuing with years of civil war and the despotic rule of Charles Taylor, which ended in 2003. The Ebola outbreak of 2014, now officially over, once again put its recovery on the back foot.

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3. Most Liberians speak English

According to David Crystal’s book English as a Global Language, more than half the population in 45 countries (excluding the UK) speak good English. They include The Philippines, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Singapore, Austria, Finland, Malaysia, Belgium, Greece – and Liberia. Indeed, while more than 20 indigenous alternatives are spoken, it is the country’s official language.

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4. The world’s biggest cruise ships are registered there

The cruise industry is regularly accused of flying a “flag of convenience” by registering their ships in countries where employment laws are less stringent. All but one of NCL’s ships are registered in the Bahamas; Carnival and MSC register theirs in Panama; Oceania Cruises in the Marshall Islands, and P&O Cruises in Bermuda. And Royal Caribbean International, which possesses the three largest cruise ships on the planet, is incorporated in Liberia, along with 12 per cent of the world’s entire maritime fleet.

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5. It has Africa’s cleanest cities

The World Health Organization (WHO) tracks air quality at 1,622 urban locations in 92 countries. Pakistan’s urban areas are, on average, the world’s most polluted, followed by Qatar and Afghanistan. Europe’s most polluted cities are found in Turkey, Bulgaria and Serbia. Of the 92 countries to feature, Australia has the least polluted urban areas, followed by Brunei and New Zealand, while Liberia comes 10th, ahead of the likes of Spain, Japan, the US and the UK.

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6. You need a visa to get there

What’s stopping you going to Liberia? The need for a visa is one small barrier. Just 47 countries require Britons to apply in advance for permission to visit, and Liberia is one. The Foreign Office deems the country safe to visit, but offers warnings about crime on its website.

Here are the effects of the Cultism

The cultism definition is next – it`s a social or religious group whose beliefs are individualistic, secret and esoteric. Cultism is an act of experiencing of religious practice. Cultists usually share the common ideas and cause. They are unknown to the public and some true intentions of cult leaders are unknown for the members. Oxford Avance Learners dictionary propose another cultism definition as a ritual practice that involved into the group of people, their policies, rituals and admission are kept secret from the general public.

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Cultism and its effects:

1. Cultism and responsibility

Some people search to become the members of the cults as they have a desire to be responsible for something. Cults can give them some illusion of responsibility. They follow the hierarchy of cults and become more aware of true meaning of these cults. They also acquire the illusion of injustice or wrong religion as they believe. It`s true that new responsibilities in a cult can give some protection and self-confidence. That`s why cult leaders highly explore people for their search of responsibility.

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2. Origin of Cultism in Africa

African traditional system of worship is known for the reference of supreme beings and entities as well as ancestors. They also believe in mystical powers of life. Hierarchy is an interesting thing in any form of religion and especially in secret cults. They tend to have a history with intimidation, threatening, killing, rape, arson, and robbery. Nevertheless, what are the reasons that people prefer to dive into cultism in Nigeria.

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3. Cultism and search for needs

Some people might join cults for particular reasons like they have some secret desires or aspirations to go through and that`s why they want to join. Every cult is searching for a certain goal, like controlling the world or wealth. Nevertheless, cults just use secret desires and want of individuals to achieve the goals of getting new members (usually) or just personal needs of a strong, charismatic leader. People who join the cults usually explore their secret desires, like sex, money, and power. Cult leaders explore these secret desires and use them as they see fit. Moreover, cult members are not aware that they are being used.

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4. Security and cultism

Many participants of the cults because of lack of the security in the society. As it was mentioned above, cults are usually founded in the societies filled with poverty, corruption, and insecurity. The citizens of the country do not believe into the local authorities and prefer to join cults to feel more secure. It`s especially seen in female cultism in Nigeria, where young women join the cult because they feel insecure. The same goes to male cultism as men have a natural desire to protect their families. If tradition institutes can`t provide them this kind of protection, then they seek for other sources.

5. Social identity and cultism

People who can`t find themselves within the society – have a tendency to seek help from various social groups. They want to have popularity and power, but within the limits of the society they can`t discover themselves and be open to the world. Cult leaders provide them this opportunity if they are to be the loyal members. If they manage to promote the cult and be the good assets to it, then they can be granted with a bless of a leader and get some promotion within the hierarchy of the cult.

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Other reasons to join the cultism

People can also be a part of a cult not by personal will. If the parents are members of the cult, their children also become members of the cult. They are usually the most loyal members, as they do not have another opinion for the world picture. They know only the words of a cult leader. Children born and raised within the cult consist the bulk of cult fanatics. People with emotional and psychological sickness, they do not fit for traditional societies, and cult leaders use them as the assets for the cult groups.

The best achievements of the Governor of Lagos State

As governor of Nigeria’s commercial and industrial capital, Akinwunmi Ambode is faced with the challenge of satisfying the yearnings of the over 15 million residents of Lagos.

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The top achievements of the governor are:

1. Roads/Light Up Lagos Project

One of the major achievements of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in 2016 was the massive road (re)construction his government embarked upon in the year. His ‘114 Roads’ project where each of the 57 local councils in the state got two good roads was completed by May. Also, Mr. Ambode’s philosophy that a well lit Lagos will reduce crime also saw him light up at least 365 streets across the state.

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2. Security

A few months after he came into office, Mr. Ambode acquired 10 armoured tanks, three helicopters for aerial surveillance and policing, two gun boats, 15 armoured personnel carriers, and dozens of Isuzu trucks. Despite challenges in the area of security, the safety of lives and properties of Lagosians have received to a large extent  a boost.

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3. ETF

After several postponements, Mr. Ambode in December finally began the disbursement of the N25 billion Employment Trust Fund, one of the promises he made during his campaign in 2015. The initiative, aimed at artisans and entrepreneurs in the state, will see the disbursement of N6.25 billion annually over the next four years. A huge chunk of that figure is expected to go to carpenters, tailors, hairdressers, vulcanisers, and other players in the informal sector in the state.

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4. LAKE RICE

One of the high points of the Yuletide period for Lagosians was the launch of the Lagos-Kebbi (LAKE Rice). Thousands of residents trooped out to various centres across the three senatorial districts in the state to buy the commodity which sold for N12,000 (50kg bag); N6,000 (25kg); and N2,500 (10kg). It was a much needed respite for a population that had been reeling under the impact of economic recession.

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5. IGR

The recession notwithstanding, 2016 was a year Lagos generated a figure ranked among its highest ever internal revenue. As at December 16, the state had raked in N287 billion in IGR, a whopping N19 billion more than was generated the year before. Except in 2013 when the state generated N384 billion, this year was the highest the state had made since its creation. A revamp of the state’s revenue generation agency played a major role in this feat, but Mr. Ambode also gave credit to tax-paying citizens in the state.

“The tax payers are the ones giving us the little energy that we have and even though when they say Nigeria is in recession, somehow Lagos has been able to do it and it is because people are paying their taxes,” said the governor.