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Friday, 17 March 2017


End Of The Wicked: Drama as car thief stripped of charms is left crippled

The car thief

After being caught during an attempt to steal a car, the culprit loses the use of his legs after his charms are stripped off him.

A young man caught in the act of stealing a car has reportedly become crippled after he was stripped of his charms.

The incident which took place in the Surulere area of Lagos state, caused drama as the thief seemed to lose the use of his legs after his assorted charms were taken from him.

ALSO READ: Suspected thief escapes lynching in Lagos

A video shared on Instagram by a user, Desire, shows the man sitting in a gutter, unable to move and barely able to speak.

Desire wrote alongside the video clip, “Caught on camera, man trying to steal a car on Ogunsanya Street by Alade Crescent, Surulere.

“Stripped off of all his jazz which renders him immobile and helpless. The length and price people are willing to pay to be rich.”

People surrounding him could be heard urging the thief to stand up but he seemed unable to., even when someone reached out to offer support.

We can't help but wonder what would become of him.

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NSE: Compliance Institute board visit Nigerian Stock Exchange

PHOTO CAPTIONL-R: Mr Ehwe Uyoyou , Chairman  Governnance  Committee Compliance Intitute of Nigeria, Mrs Olukoya, Chairman Membership Committee Compliance Intitute of Nigeria, Chairman Communication and Parnership Compliance Intitute of Nigeria and President, President  Compliance Intitute of Nigeria  Pattison Boleigha, Mrs Tinuade Aweof the  legal and regulation division, Nigeria Stock Exchange.

The Annual certification/ examination and Induction will hold on Saturday, March 17, 2017 and next week Saturday simultaneously in Lagos.

The Nigeria Stock Exchange yesterday played host to the 6-man board members of the Compliance Institute of Nigeria.

Under the Chairmanship of Pattison Boleigha, ahead of its  Annual certification/ examination and Induction ceremony, the Compliance Institute team have showcased its plans for the year.

According to the team, the Annual certification/ examination and Induction will hold on Saturday, March 17, 2017 and next week Saturday simultaneously in Lagos.

The visiting board under Chairmanship of Pattison Boleigha in the meeting, pledged to attend the meeting of broker/dealers in the next quarter, and also to support members of the Nigerian stock Exchange to take its forthcoming examination..

ALSO READ:  Operators say stock market lull to persist till 2016

Boleigha also requested that the body help it put in a word over its long-awaited submission to the Corporate Affairs CommissionReceiving the Compliance Institute of Nigeria team on behalf of the  Nigeria Stock exchange.

In further regards, Tinuade Awe and Olufemi Shobanjo, Head legal and regulation division, the duo pledged unflinching support to the Institute’s bid to have a charter, provide meeting of dealer/ brokers calendar for the year, hap of zero tolerance on regulation, thus complimenting the Compliance Institute of Nigeria’s drive as  the institute at the fore of maintaining and promoting best practice standards for compliance profession, regulatory standards for the Industry by facilitating and encouraging professional development and accreditation for its members (individual and Corporate and train.

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Dino Melaye: Senator bribed colleagues to reject Magu?

Senator Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has been accused of bribing his colleagues in the Red Chambers to reject the confirmation of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

According to Sahara Reporters, Melaye and Senator Phillip Aduda, the Senate minority leader, took it upon themselves to dole out money so the acting EFCC boss' appointment will not be confirmed.


Senators on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, unanimously rejected the confirmation of the appointment of the acting EFCC chairman.

The action of the lawmakers however drew criticisms from different quarters, with many saying the government is playing games with Magu.

ALSO READ: The real story behind senate's rejection of EFCC boss

Reacting to Magu's rejection by the Senate, the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign, Oby Ezekwesili also said that Buhari’s administration has made a mockery of its fight against corruption.

Magu’s confirmation was rejected following a report by the Department of State Services (DSS) indicting him of corruption.

ALSO READ: Corruption isn't only fighting back, Buhari too is shooting himself in the foot

Some political observers have also asked if the President was not briefed of the DSS report before he re-submitted his name to the Senate for confirmation.

Meanwhile, Magu has said his rejection by the Senate and the DSSreport will not stop him from fighting corruption headlong.

According to Senator Shehu Sani, Magu's rejection by the Senate is the result of a civil war in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.

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Apostle Johnson Suleiman: Cleric celebrates birthday in style amidst sex scandal

Apostle Johnson Suleiman celebrates birthday in style

What scandal? Apostle Johnson Suleiman celebrated his birthday in grand style in the US.

General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman is having the time of his life in the midst if the controversial sex scandal.

The cleric celebrated his birthday in style while in the United States, looking dapper in a suit with several cakes to mark the new year and what a year it has been for him.

ALSO READ: Man of God laughs off sex allegations (Video)


Apostle Suleiman reportedly healed a crippled man during his trip as well.

As earlier reported, Canada-based Nigerian woman, Stephanie Otobo revealed an amorous relationship between herself and the man of God.

Following her revelation, the sex scandal has quickly spiraled into something so much bigger as at least three other women have spoken up and revealed a relationship between themselves and the Pastor over the years.

ALSO READ: "He says my nudity makes him speak in tongue," Stephanie speaks [VIDEO]

But that will not be ruining this cleric's birthday bash, no sir!

See some of the birthday photos above.

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Tech: GoPro is not in a good place (GPRO)


Between the multiple rounds of layoffs and a big operating loss, GoPro has seen better days.

GoPro has seen better days. After its stock continued its descent to an all-time low earlier in the week, the action-camera maker announced on Wednesday it plans to cut 270 jobs, its third round of layoffs in a little over a year.

As this chart from Statista shows, the slashes come after a dire year for GoPro — after a slow end to 2015, GoPro’s sales sunk enough for the group to see falling revenues and a net loss of nearly $420 million in 2016. The botched launch of its hyped-up Karma drone didn’t help.

All that said, there are signs that GoPro wants to be more focused in 2017. CEO Nick Woodman said as much earlier this year, and acknowledged on Thursday that the company “failed to make GoPro contemporary” after the rise of smartphones. What the company can do to change that, though, remains to be seen.

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Finance: This is what Bernie Sanders would do to the tax that cost Trump $31 million

Bernie Sanders

Sanders does not support the alternative minimum tax, which was enacted with the intention of making sure the uber rich pay their fair share of taxes.

Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed socialist who railed against the power of the wealthy elite during his 2016 presidential run.

But despite that, he does not support the alternative minimum tax, which was enacted with the intention of making sure the uber rich pay their fair share of taxes.

The tax made headlines this week when MSNBC revealed President Donald Trump's 2005 tax return. That's because it cost the president nearly $31 million.

One way to look at it is as a secondary tax code. The AMT has a set of rates and rules that are distinct from the regular tax code and apply to certain high-income earners, trusts, estates, and corporations. So when corporations or individuals fall under the auspices of the AMT, their tax bills are figured out differently than those of ordinary taxpayers.

The point of the AMT is to make sure wealthy Americans who earn above a certain amount pay a flat minimum tax rate — hence the name — even if they could get away with paying zero or very little taxes in the regular system. But many opponents of the tax say it now targets people in the upper-middle class, not the uber-rich.

WWBD, What would Bernie Do?

Sanders does support a repeal of the alternative minimum tax, but that doesn't mean he thinks the wealthy should get away with paying as little taxes as possible.

The tax plan Sanders proposed during the 2016 presidential election called for a repeal of AMT. But it also called for a number of "provisions aimed at high-income households" that would essentially do what the AMT was intended to do: make sure the extremely wealthy pay their fair share.

According to the Tax Foundation:

"The plan includes several provisions aimed at high-income households: it would raise the top marginal income tax rate to 54.2 percent, tax capital gains and dividends as ordinary income, replace the alternative minimum tax with a new limit on itemized deductions, and expand the estate tax."

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Osinbajo: VP says Buhari committed to a fair deal in Niger Delta

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo made the assertion while presiding over an inter-ministerial follow-up meeting with relevant government ministries.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday reaffirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to offer a better deal to the people of Niger Delta.

He made the assertion while presiding over an inter-ministerial follow-up meeting with relevant government ministries, departments and agencies involved in rebuilding the Niger Delta.

Osinbajo was reflecting on the past leadership and governance failures which explained the worrying conditions of residents in the oil-producing communities.

“The people still deserve a fair deal,” he explained, noting that this is the position of Buhari.

He said it was also the reason that the Buhari-led administration was advocating a New Vision for the people of the region.

“The President believes that the people of Niger Delta deserve justice and, for me also, it is a very important point.

“It is the resource base of the country and in spite of the past leadership failure, the Niger Delta people deserve a fair deal,” he said.

The vice president told the inter-ministerial team that the meeting was to ensure “we are faithful to the promises and the spirit of the presidential engagements with the people of the Niger Delta”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by the Niger Delta Affairs Minister Usani Uguru Usani; Petroleum Resources Minister of State Ibe Kachikwu, and the Environment Minister of State Ibrahim Jubril.

Others were the Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Programme, retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, and the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere.

The ministers and officials made presentations about the next steps in the process to effectively meet the commitments and deliver the promises made by the Federal Government during the interactive engagement tours led by the vice president.

In his presentation, Jubril disclosed that the ministry had fully engaged the Ogoni Clean-Up Project Coordinator, Dr Marvin Dekil, himself an indigene of Ogoni.

He also said that potential contractors had been visiting the site to demonstrate available and suitable technology to be used for the Clean-Up.

The vice president later received a delegation of western diplomats from countries involved in the oil industry in Nigeria.

The delegation was led by Amb. John Groffen, the Dutch envoy in Nigeria, as well as the ambassadors and High Commissioners or their deputies from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, U.S. and the European Union.

Osinbajo told the diplomats that the idea of the interactive engagements with the oil-producing communities resulted from President Buhari’s meeting with leaders from the region in November 2016.

ALSO READ: 'We'll make Niger Delta more economically vibrant,' Osinbajo says

He said that the Buhari-led administration was working on how to make a positive and long-lasting impact in the region in a way that would transform the lives of the people.

The vice president also said that the federal government would welcome the partnership and support of western countries in that effort.

Amb. Groffen, on behalf of the delegation, said that the countries represented at the meeting would like to stay involved in the dialogue.

He commended the approach of the Buhari-led administration in the matter.

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Strategy: RadioShack is closing 552 stores — see if your store is one of them

Radio Shack

RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy for the second time last week, is closing 36% of its stores.

RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy for the second time last week, is closing 552 of its stores.

The closures will affect 36% of the chain's stores.

A court filing listed the locations that are set to close. These stores have the "lowest sales velocity and highest rent," according to the court filing.

The company said it will "continue to evaluate" the fate of its remaining 1,000 stores.

The closures will occur in two waves, with 187 closing immediately and another 365 closing by the first week of April.

RadioShack did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

Below is a list of all 552 stores that will close:


  • 8640 Madison Blvd, Madison
  • Shoppes at Rangeline, 4419 Rangeline Rd, Mobile


  • 7932 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson
  • El Con Shopping Center, 3421 E Broadway Blvd
  • Saguaro Shopping Center, 1458 E Main St, Mesa
  • Lowe’s Pad, 1840 W Valencia, Tucson
  • Indian Village Shopping Center, 4015 N 16th St, Phoenix
  • Catalina Plaza, 4020 N Oracle Rd, Tucson
  • Sigal Butte Marketplace, 10735 E Apache, Apache Junction
  • Desert Palm Power Center, 3833 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix
  • Fry’s Kino Gateway Shopping Center, 2071 E Irvington Rd, Tucson


  • 2110 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park
  • Lyons Station 23412 Lyons Ave, Newhall
  • 23365 Mulholland Dr, Woodland Hills
  • 609 State St, Santa Barbara
  • 5041 Gosford Rd, Bakersfield
  • 2071 W Shaw Ave, Fresno
  • 300 Pine St, San Francisco
  • 2655 Somerville Rd, Antioch
  • Fremont Hub S/C 39106 Fremont Hub, Fremont
  • The Clock Tower 3573 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
  • 1155 Arnold Dr, Martinez
  • 7110 Dublin Blvd, Dublin
  • 2591 Main St, Oakley
  • 4230 Park Blvd, Oakland
  • 1340 4Th St, San Rafael
  • Raley’S Towne Center 30 Raley Town Centre, Rohnert Park
  • 2770 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
  • 3145 Payne Avenue 3145 Payne Avenue, San Jose
  • 767 Ikea Ct, West Sacramento
  • 865 S Main, Red Bluff
  • Hawthorne Plaza, Hawthorne
  • 1124 Main St, Delano
  • 10927 Atlantic Ave, Lynwood
  • 5804 N Figueroa, LA
  • 1817 Cesar Chavez Ave, LA
  • Spring Valley Shopping Center, 513 Sweetwater Rd, Spring Valley
  • Hardman Shopping Center, 5146 Arlington Ave, Riverside
  • San Pedro Plaza, 517 S Gaffey, San Pedro
  • Martin Luther King JR Shopping Center, 1601 E 103rd St, LA
  • 1001 N. State College Blvd, Anaheim
  • 13132 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs
  • Mission Village, 32161 Camino Capistrano
  • Fashion Fair Shopping Center, 15100 Hesperian Blvd, San Leandro
  • 3325 #10 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo
  • 4846 E Kings Canyon #101, Fresno
  • 20566 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley
  • Main & Ohlone, 1419 Main St Box 5, Watsonville
  • 1353 Washington Ave, San Leandro
  • 673 Trancas, Napa
  • 2200 Macarthur Blvd #2200, Oakland
  • 10125 N Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills
  • Island Plaza, 2608 S Saviers Rd, Oxnard
  • Western Square, 1714 S Western Ave, LA
  • Mission Plaza Shopping Center, 1512 N H St Ste E, Lompoc
  • Niles Center, 6007 Niles St, Bakersfield
  • Five Points Plaza, 11970 Garvey Ave, El Monte
  • Covina Bowls Shopping Center, 1065 W Badillo, Covina
  • Barstow Shopping Center, 1350 E Main St, Barstow
  • Sylmar Plaza, 13209 Gladstone, Sylmar
  • Pic n Save, 14712 La Paz, Victorville
  • Ramona Plaza, 1458 E Florida Ave, Hemet
  • 11719 Rosecrans Ave, Norwalk
  • 825 N Lake Ave, Pasadena
  • Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W Florida Ave, Hemet
  • Placentia Village Shopping Center, 1478 N Kraemer Blvd, Placentia
  • Lake Elsinore Square, 18284 Collier Ave, Lake Elsinore
  • Washington Plaza, 482 E Washington Blvd, LA
  • Magnolia Vineland Shopping Center, 5160 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood
  • 2073 S Garey Ave, Pomona
  • Oak Hils Shopping Center, 644 Bailey Rd, Bay Point
  • 43 E 4th Ave, San Mateo
  • 4901 Santa Clara St #5, Hayward
  • Manchester Center, 3402 N Blackstone, Fresno
  • Stony Point Plaza, 740 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa
  • Manteca Shopping Center, 1281 W Yosemite, Manteca
  • Lake Crest Village, 1012 Florin Rd, Sacramento
  • 17171 Foothill Blvd, Fontana
  • Ontario Village, 624 W Holt Blvd, Ontario
  • San Fernando Value Square, 12980 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar
  • Wilshire & Mariposa, 3422 Wilshire Blvd, LA
  • Freedom Centre, 1990 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
  • Gilroy Village Shopping Center, 280 E 10th St, Gilroy
  • Deer Valley Plaza, 4498 Lone Tree Way, Antioch
  • City Heights Village, 4371 University Ave, San Diego
  • 50223 Harrison St, Coachella,


  • 1275 E 1St Ave, Broomfield
  • Quebec Square 7305 E 35Th Ave #150, Denver
  • 715 S Colorado Blvd, Denver
  • Thornton Shopping Center, 3843 E 120th St, Thornton
  • 5305 E Colfax Ave #A, Denver
  • One Fountain Plaza, 6720 Camden Blvd
  • 1977 S federal Blvd, Denver
  • Ralston Plaza, 12385 W 64th St, Arvada
  • Albertsons Pad, 4090 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs
  • Market Sq, 12041 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood
  • University Square, 2660 11th Ave, Greeley


  • 254 S Frontage Rd, New London
  • 850 N Colony Rd, Wallingford
  • South Main St, 39 South Main St, West Hartford
  • Newbrite Plaza, 196 E Main St, New Britain
  • Copaco Shopping Center, 279 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield
  • Charter Oak Marketplace, 63 Overlook Terrace, Hartford
  • Black Rock Turnpike, 2071 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield
  • North St Shopping Center, 1 Padanaram Rd, Danbury
  • New Milford SC, 173 Danbury Rd, New Milford


  • Peoples Plaza Shopping Center, 710 Peoples Plaza, Newark
  • Governor’s Square Shopping Center, 803 Governor Place, Bear

District of Columbia:

  • 120 G St NW, 615 12th St NW, Washington DC


  • 3655 University Blvd, Jacksonville
  • 3491 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee
  • 3315 Sw Archer Road, Gainesville
  • 2003 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach
  • 12640 S Cleveland, Ft Myers
  • 17315 Tamiami Trail, North Port
  • 10941 Us Hwy 1, Port St Lucie
  • 3262 Se Federal Hwy, Stuart
  • Clearwater Plaza, 1291 S Missouri Ave, Clearwater
  • Northgate Shopping Center, 9023 Florida Ave, Tampa
  • Britton Plaza, 3850 S Dale Mabry, Tampa
  • K-Mart Shopping Center, 4640 Forest Hill Blvd, W Palm Beach
  • 19831 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens
  • West Colonial Square, 7222 W Colonial Drive, Orlando
  • Sabal Palm Plaza, 2315 S Federal Hwy, Fort Pierce
  • Southgate Plaza, 400 N Navy, Pensacola
  • 2 NW 16th Ave, Gainesville
  • 1455 E Semoran Blvd, Casselberry
  • Trails Shopping Center, 222 North Nova Road, Ormond Beach
  • Hunt Club Corners Shopping Center, 600 S Hunt Club Blvd, Apopka
  • Roosevelt Mall, 4419 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville
  • Townview Square Shopping Center, 7248 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills
  • Hollywood Festival Centre, 6609 Taft St, Hollywood
  • 3747 E Tamiami Trail, Naples
  • Oakwood Plaza, 1780 Stirling Rd, Dania Beach
  • Universal Plaza, 5411 N University Drive, Lauderhill
  • Miller Square Square Shopping Center, 13722 SW 56th St, Miami
  • Marina Village Shopping Center, 4933 34th St S, St Petersburg
  • Concourse Village, 75 E Indiantown Rd, Jupiter
  • Centre at University, 8396 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota
  • Temple Terrace Shopping Center, 8759 N 56th St, Temple Terrace
  • Palma Sola Square, 5777 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton
  • Punta Gorda Crossing, 2310 S Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda
  • Palm Plaza, 715 N 14th St, Leesburg
  • Promenades Mall, 3280 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
  • Golden Gate Shopping Center, 285 E Van Fleet Drive, Bartow
  • Shopped of Auburndale, 2036 US Hwy, Auburndale
  • 969 State Rd 434 West, Longwood
  • Melbourne Shopping Center, 1421 S Babcock St, Melbourne
  • Chiarelli Plaza, 1315 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres
  • Bird 107 Plaza, 10613 Bird Road, Miami
  • Sun Tan Shopping Center, 945 E 8th Ave, Hialeah
  • Miami Gardens Shopping Center, 5920 NW 183rd St, Miami
  • Mark's Square, 4610 Mobile Hwy #B, Pensacola
  • Gardens Towne Square, 4246 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Garden
  • Santa Barbara Centre, 106 Hancock Brdg Pkwy W, Cape Coral
  • Coral Way Shopping Center, 2520 SW 22nd St, Miami
  • Palm Aire Market Place, 167 S Pompano Pkwy
  • Goolsby Pointe Shopping Center, 11685 Boyette Rd, Riverview


  • 1930 Cobb Pkwy Nw, Kennesaw
  • 3830 Washington Rd, Martinez
  • Chamblee Village 1891, Chamblee Tucker Rd, Chamblee
  • 65 Lawrenceville Suwanee, Lawrenceville
  • Marketplace Shopping Center, 6135 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross


  • Haleiwa Shopping Plaza 66-145 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
  • Kona Coast Shopping Center, 74-5586 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona
  • Kamehameha Shopping Center, 1620 N School St, Honolulu
  • Wahiawa Shopping Center, 823 California Ave, Wahiawa
  • 808 Wainee St #102, Lahaina
  • Kukui Grove Center, 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy B-8, Lihue


  • Magic Valley Mall 1485 Poleline Rd, Twin Falls
  • Gateway Shopping Center 2735 Broadway Avenue, Boise
  • Coeur D’Alene Mall Shopping Center, 131 E Best Ave, Coeur D Alene,
  • Century Square, 2922 E Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell


  • 19 Crystal Lake Plaza, Crystal Lake
  • 1191 S Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines
  • 843 E Rollins Rd, Round Lake Beach
  • 2565 Sycamore Rd, Dekalb
  • Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg
  • 21182S La Grange Rd, Frankfort
  • 535 S La Grange Rd, La Grange
  • Willowbrook Plaza 6944 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook
  • Rock River Plaza 3925 41St Ave Dr, Moline
  • Fairview Park Plaza, 1055 W Broadway, Centralia
  • Gladstone Corners, 5316 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
  • Ashland Plaza, 3150 S Ashland Ave, Chicago
  • 5791 Belleville Crossing, Belleville
  • Aurora Commons, 1272 N Lake St, Aurora


  • 1642 Us Hwy 41, Schererville
  • 1240 E Tipton St, Seymour
  • 3245 W 3Rd St, Bloomington
  • East Washington Plaza, 8311 E Washington St, Indianapolis
  • Target South Center, 3638 South East St, Indianapolis
  • Speedway Supercenter, 5828 Crawfordsville Rd, Indianapolis
  • Chauncey Hill Mill, 135 S Chauncey Ave Ste F1 W Lafayette
  • Marwood Plaza Shopping Center, 3349 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis
  • Auburn Plaza, 1025 W 7th St, Auburn
  • 2488 E Wabash St, Frankfort
  • Plymouth Plaza, 2013 N Michigan St, Plymouth


  • Auto Zone Shopping Center, 415 Cleveland St, Muscatine
  • Euclid Avenue, 2545 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines
  • Uptown Shopping Center, 4131 University Ave, Des Moines
  • Sycamore Mall,1653 Sycamore St, Iowa City


  • 711 W 23Rd, Lawrence
  • 1530 S W Wanamaker Rd, Topeka
  • 2710 W Central, Ed Dorado
  • Central Mall 2259 South 9Th St, Salina
  • Wyandotte Plaza, 7706 State Ave, Kansas City
  • 5390 Johnson Drive, Mission


  • 210 Brenwood Drive, Berea
  • Shoppes Of Murray 600 12th Ave
  • North Park Shopping Center, 524 W New Circle Rd, Lexington
  • Eastland Shopping Center, 1301 Winchester Rd, Lexington
  • Preston Highway, 796 Eastern Parkway, Louisville


  • 1201 Hwy 90E, Morgan City
  • 1215 Nw Evangeline Thrwy, Lafayette
  • 200 Production Dr, Lafayette
  • Jennings Plaza 307 E Interstate Dr, Jennings
  • 250 Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur
  • 1595 Gause Blvd, Slidell
  • Kenner Center, 303 W Esplanade, Kenner
  • Carrollton Plaza Shopping Center, 3600 S Carrollton Space, New Orleans
  • Gonzales Plaza, 216 N Airline Hwy, Gonzales
  • 717-719 Canal St, New Orleans
  • Zachary Village, 5875 Main St, Zachary
  • Park Four Plaza, 8309 W Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette


  • Hampshire-Langley Shopping Center, 1141 University Blvd, Takoma Park
  • Severna Park Mall Shopping Center, 559 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park
  • Rivertowne Commons, 6183 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill


  • 314 Pond St, Ashland
  • 1334 Beacon St, Brookline
  • 723 Belmont St, Brockton
  • 344A Cambridge St, Woburn
  • Westgate Plaza 261 E Main St, Westfield
  • The Center At Lenox 489 Pittsfield Lenox Rd, Lenox,
  • Mall at Walpole, 110 Providence, E Walpole
  • Patriot Square, South Dennis
  • River City Zayre Plaza, 110 River St, Waltham
  • 270 New State Hwy, Raynham
  • Liberty Plaza, 192 Border St, E Boston
  • Fresh Pond Shopping Center, 178 Ale Wife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge
  • Northgate Shopping Center, 339 Squire Road, Revere
  • Brockton East Shopping Center, 740 Crescent St, Brockton
  • Mattapan Square, 1615 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan
  • Mystic Mall, 164 Everett Ave, Chelsea
  • Boston St Plaza, 94 Boston St, Lynn
  • Blockbuster Pad, 155 Centre St, Malden
  • Dorchester Avenue, 1524 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester
  • Central Plaza, 96 Church St, Lowell, 01852
  • Century Shopping Center, 233 Memorial Ave, W Springfield
  • Massachusetts: Springfield Plaza, 1375 Liberty St, Springfield
  • Pittsfield Plaza, 686 Merrill Rd, Pittsfield
  • Chicopee Marketplace, 601 Memorial Dr, Chicopee
  • Webster Square Shopping Center, 68 Stafford St, Worcester


  • 1554 Annapolis Road, Odenton


  • 420 Alfred St, Biddeford
  • 51 Us Rt 1, Falmouth
  • 20 East Ave, Lewiston
  • 1016 Main St, Sanford


  • 205 N Maple, Ann Arbor
  • Drayton Shopping Center 5040 Dixie Hwy, Waterford
  • Waterford Plaza 5148 Highland Rd, Waterford
  • Gull Road Mall 5460 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo
  • North Point Plaza, 4073 N Euclid Ave, Bay City
  • 420 Baldwin St, Jenison


  • Elk Park Center 19178 Freeport St, Elk River
  • Richfield Shoppes 6535 Nicollet Ave, Richfield
  • Hibbing Marketplace 141 9Th Ave W, Hibbing
  • Thunderbird Mall S.C.1401 12Th Ave S, Virginia
  • Crystal Shopping, 109 Willow Bend, Crystal
  • Highland Plaza, 3009 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
  • Minnehaha Mall, 2868 S 26th Ave, Minneapolis


  • South Lake Center, 35 Goodman Rd, Southaven
  • Indian River Plaza Shopping Center, 3661A Sangani Blvd, Diberville
  • 115 Northwest Plaza, Senatobia


  • 1405 N Westwood, Poplar Bluff
  • 105 S E State Rte 291, Lees Summit
  • 6236 N Chatham Avenue, Kansas City
  • 2013 W Worley, Columbia
  • Plaza Shopping Center, 1824 S Glenstone, Springfield
  • Florissant Marketplace 8218 N Lindbergh Blvd, Florissant
  • Kimberly Building, 2518 S Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood
  • 8312 E 171 St, Belton
  • Chouteau Crossings, 4365 NE Chouteau, Kansas City


  • Lincoln Crossing 5130 N 27Th St, Lincoln
  • 3002 Dodge St, Omaha
  • Van Dorn Plaza, 4848 Van Dorn St, Lincoln
  • Eastgate Plaza, 2700 E 23rd St, Fremont,


  • Rainbow Springs Shopping Center, 3531 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas
  • Bonanza Square, 2342 E Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas
  • Warm Springs Marketplace, 7291 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas
  • Keystone Square, 495 Keystone Ave Ste A, Reno
  • Silver State Plaza, 578 N Mccarran Blvd, Sparks
  • Shoppers Square, 299 E Plumb Ln, Reno

New Hampshire:

  • 586 Nashua St, Milford
  • Hatch Plaza 389 Tenney mountain Hwy, Plymouth
  • Nashua Mall, 42 Gusabel Ave, Nashua

New Jersey:

  • 147 Haddon Ave, Westmont
  • Harrison Plaza 416 Bergen St, Harrison
  • Blueberry Crossing 240 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton
  • Medford Shopping Center 176 Route 70, Medford
  • 486 Brick Blvd, Bricktown
  • Whitehouse Mall 531 Route 22 East, Whitehouse Station
  • Roselle Plaza Shopping Center, 711 E 1st Avenue, Roselle
  • Collegetown Shopping Center, 775 N Delsea Dr, Glassboro
  • Roebling Market, 635 S Clinton Ave, Trenton
  • West Grove Square, 67 S Main St, Neptune
  • Rio Grande Plaza, 1500 Route 47 South, Rio Grande
  • 489 Broadway, Bayonne
  • Clifton Ave Shopping Center, 179 E Kennedy Blvd, Lakewood
  • Ventnor Plaza Shopping Center, 5016 Wellington Ave, Ventnor City
  • Old Bridge Shopping Center, 259 New Road, Somers Point
  • Bloomfield Plaza, 135 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield
  • Elmwood Park Shopping Center, 100 Broadway, Elmwood Park
  • Edgewater Place, 517 River Road, Edgewater
  • 22 Lexington Ave, Passaic
  • Market St, 168 Market St, Paterson

New Mexico:

  • Northplains Mall 2809 N Prince, Clovis
  • 2010 E Main, Farmington
  • 2360 Highway 180 East, Silver City

New York:

  • Hampton Bays Town Ctr 26 E Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays
  • 68 Main St, Southampton
  • Delaware Plaza 180 Delaware Ave, Delmar
  • 22 Clifton Country Rd, Clifton Park
  • Townsquare Shopping Ctr 329 Glenmont Rd, Glenmont
  • 232 N Comrie Ave, Johnstown
  • Price Chopper Plaza 131 Ballston Ave, Saratoga Springs
  • Martin’S Plaza 3953 Vinyard Dr, Dunkirk
  • 1029 Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda
  • Niagara Consumer Sq 7312 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls
  • 1765 East Avenue, Rochester
  • 714 Foote Ave, Jamestown
  • Chautauqua Mall 318E Fairmont Ave, Lakewood
  • Pyramid Mall Ithaca 40 Cather Wood Road, Ithaca
  • Campbell Plaza, 125 Dolson Ave, Middletown
  • Troy Plaza, 120 Hoosick St, Troy
  • 44 Plaza, 51 Burnett Blvd, Poughkeepsie
  • Gold Coast Shopping Center, 3554 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside
  • Marketplace at Brentwood, 51 Wicks Road, Brentwood
  • 173 Glen St, Glen Cove
  • 1010 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
  • 690 Sunrise Hwy, Merrick
  • Baldwin Shopping Center, 1769 Grand Ave, North Baldwin
  • Manhattan Mall, 901 Ave of the Americas, New York
  • Baychester Shopping Center, 1213 E 23rd St, Bronx
  • Plainview Shopping Center, 385 S Oyster Bay Road, Plainview
  • Selden Plaza, 293 Middle Country Rd, Selden
  • 1975 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh
  • Garden City Park, 2413 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park
  • 3491 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
  • 353 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley
  • 2232 31st St, Astoria
  • 965 Richmond Ave Ste G, Staten Island
  • 254 7th Ave, Brooklyn
  • Pathmark Mall, 1341 Forest Ave, Staten Island
  • 925 Lexington Ave, New York
  • Pathmark Plaza, 134-40 Springfield Blvd, Springfield Gdn
  • 5119 5th Ave, Brooklyn
  • Lake Success Center, 1530 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park
  • 144 East 98th St, Brooklyn
  • Ridgemont Plaza, 2833 Ridge Rd West, Rochester
  • East Ridge & Hudson Ave, 709 Ridge Rd E, Rochester
  • Wegman’s Plaza, 1593 Military Rd, Niagara Falls
  • Town Hall Plaza, 6050 South Park Av, Hamburg
  • Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester

North Carolina:

  • Parkway Plaza 4215 University Dr, Durham
  • 709 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby
  • Garrett Crossing, 1338 Mebane Oaks Road, Mebane
  • Meadow Green Shopping Center, 640 S Van Buren Rd, Eden
  • Whitehall Commons, 8128 S Tryon St, Charlotte


  • 175 Central Parkway, Heath
  • 1361 Leesburg Ave, Washington Court House
  • Solon Square 33417 Aurora Rd, Solon
  • Tiffany Square Plaza 7131 Tiffany Blvd, Youngstown
  • New Towne Mall 400 Mill Ave, New Philadelphia
  • 6611 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati
  • Snow View Plaza, 1765 Snow Rd, Parma
  • Shore Center Shopping Center, 22318 Lake Shore Blvd, Euclid
  • Southland Shopping Center, 6815 Pearl Rd Middleburg Hts
  • Severance Town Center, 3578 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Hts
  • Kamm’s Plaza, 3756 Rocky River Rd, Cleveland
  • Arlington Plaza, 1400 S Arlington St, Akron
  • Town & Country Shopping Center, 3724 E Broad St, Columbus
  • Kettering Town Center, 2132 E Dorothy Ln, Kettering
  • West Highland Plaza, 3953 West Broad St, Columbus
  • 3325-3337 Secor Rd, Toledo
  • 1761 W Lane Ave, Upper Arlington
  • Northern Lights Shopping Center, 3547 Cleveland Ave, Columbus
  • Appleseed Shopping Center, 1406 A Lexington Ave, Mansfield
  • Norwalk Korners, 201 Mila Rd, Norwalk
  • Hyde Park Plaza, 3866 Paxton Rd, Cincinnati
  • East Side Square, 140 S Tuttle Rd, Springfield
  • Surrey Square Mall, 4462 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati
  • Brentwood Plaza, 8541 Winton Rd, Cincinnati
  • Potter Village Shopping Center, 1222 Oak Harbor Rd, Fremont
  • North Towne Commons, 821 W Alexis Rd, Toledo
  • North Plaza Shopping Center, 1222 30th St NW, Canton
  • The Shops at Waggoner, 7940 E Broad St, Reynoldsburg
  • Skyview Plaza, 15937 State Road, East Liverpool
  • Liberty Plaza, 3551 Belmont Ave, Youngstown
  • Fort Steuben Mall, 100 Mall Drive, Steubenville


  • 8527 N Rockwell, Oklahoma City
  • 71 1 N Perkins Rd, Stillwater
  • 2730 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa
  • Garnett Plaza, 11613 E 31st, Tulsa
  • Penn Crossing, 2127 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City
  • 240 Penn Park, 1413 W 1240 Service Road, Oklahoma City
  • Ashland Shopping Center, 1638 Ashland St, Ashland
  • Melanie Square, 1734 SW Court Pl, Pendleton


  • 11705 Sw Pacific Hwy, Tigard
  • Northeast 6Th St 1606 Ne 6Th, Portland
  • 2056 North Lombard, Portland
  • McKenzie Crossing Shopping Center, 5713 Main St, Springfield
  • 8428 E Burnside St, Portland
  • 1485 NE Burnside, Gresham
  • 1281 N Hwy 99W McMinnville
  • 5th Ave 919 S W 5th Ave, Portland


  • 2000 Wharton 2000 Wharton St, Pittsburgh
  • 3927 Washington Road, Mcmurray
  • Cranberry Mall, Cranberry Township
  • Hermitage Crossing 1037 N Hermitage Rd, Hermitage
  • Warren Commons 2817 Market St, Warren
  • Clearfield Mall 1800 Daisy St, Clearfield
  • 2266 Wilkes Barre Twp Mkt, Wilkes Barre
  • Wind Gap Plaza 812 Male Rd, Wind Gap
  • Shops At Northampton 1040A Second St Pike, Richboro
  • 1 East Trenton Ave, Morrisville
  • Brentwood Shoppes 225 N Pottstown Pike, Exton
  • Brentwood Towne Square, 362 Towne Square Way, Pittsburgh
  • Penn Hills Shopping Center, 11630 Keleket Drive, Pittsburgh
  • Banksville Plaza Shopping Center, 3139 Banksville Rd, Garden City Park
  • Waterworks, 961 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh
  • 110 5th Ave, Pittsburgh
  • 3606 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh

Puerto Rico:

  • Plaza Fajardo, 150 Carr 940, Fajardo
  • Dorado Shopping Center, local 25-C, Dorado
  • Norte Shopping Center, Baldorioty de Castro, Santurce
  • Jardines Y Guaynabo, Jard de Guaynabo S/C, Guaynabo
  • Plaza Palma Real, 350 Carr #3 Ste 140, Humacao
  • Plaza Juan Díaz, 101 Ave Victor Cruz, Juana Diaz
  • San Lorenzo Shopping Center, 500 Carretera 183 Unit 25, San Lorenzo
  • Plaza Prados del Sur, SR PR-153 , Santa Isabel
  • Wester Plaza Center Two, 2765 Ave, Mayaguez

Rhode Island:

  • 5949 Post Road, 5949 Post Road
  • 266 Bellevue Ave, Newport
  • Cranston Shopping Parkade, 232 Garfield Ave, Cranston
  • Ocean State Plaza, 355 Reservoir Ave, Providence

South Carolina:

  • 3024 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors
  • Walmart Out Parcel, 607 St James Ave, Goose Creek
  • Greenwood Commons, 504 Bypass, 72 NW, Greenwood
  • Woodside Village, 4450 Hwy 17 S, Murrells Inlet


  • The Market Place 7074 Charlotte Pike, Nashville
  • Broadway Shopping Center 2039 N Broadway St, Knoxville
  • Brentwood East Shopping Center, 15543 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville
  • Elysian Fields Shopping Center, 3983 Nolensville Rd, Nashville


  • 204 Central Expressway S, Allen
  • Canyon Creek Plaza 206 W Campbell Rd, Richardson
  • 445 E Fm 1382, Cedar Hill
  • 311 Southwest Plaza, Arlington
  • 5804 Kirby Dr, Houston
  • 5858S Gessner Dr, Houston
  • 3212 Hillcroft, Houston
  • Bellaire Triangle 5419 Bellaire, Bellaire
  • League City Marketplace 2920 Gulf Freeways, League City
  • 902 Kitty Hawk, Universal City
  • 1528 Wildcat Dr, Portland
  • 1312 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi
  • Portairs Shopping Center 4212 Ayers St, Corpus Christi
  • 494 Highway 71 W, Bastrop
  • 900 N Austin Ave Ste 504, Georgetown
  • 120 E Oltorf St, Austin
  • Capital Plaza 5501 Nih 35, Austin
  • Tanglewood Villages .C. 2110 W Slaughter Ln, Austin
  • 4301 W William Cannon Dr, Austin
  • South Texas Plaza, 300 S Bibb St, Eagle Pass
  • Deer Park Station, 9001 Spencer Hwy , Laporte
  • Kingsville Plaza, 2730 S Brahma Blvd, Kingsville
  • Village Square, 310 Valley Hi Drive #302, San Antonio
  • Commons @ Presidio Square, 14418 Bellaire Blvd, Houston
  • Green Acres Shopping Village, 1745 Troup Hwy, Tyler
  • Pint Hollow Shopping Center, 5185 W 34th St, Houston
  • Meadowpark Shopping Center, 2625 Loop 35, Alvin
  • Bay Center, 3533 Palmer Highway, Texas City
  • Gulfgate Court S/C, 6888 Gulf Freeway, Houston
  • 2910 N First St, Abilene
  • Midkiff & Illinois, 3300 W Illinois, Midland
  • Lubbock Corners Shopping Center, 5707 4th St Suite 2, Lubbock
  • Bassett Center, 6101 Gateway W Blvd, El Paso
  • Desert Mountain Plaza, 4650 Transmountain Drive, El Paso
  • 901 North Grandview, 901 N Grandview, Odessa
  • 1804 East Amarillo Blvd, Amarillo
  • 19th St, 2420 19th Space 1, Lubbock
  • Cross Pointe Shopping Center, 1453 N Saginaw, Saginaw
  • 3207 50th St, Lubbock
  • Broadwalk Center, 2601 S IH 35 Bldg C, Round Rock
  • Kyle Crossings, 5186 Kyle Ctr Dr Suite 9, Kyle
  • 1443 Lee Trevino Drive, El Paso

US Virgin Islands:

  • Buccaneer Mall, 9800 Buccaneer Mall #37, Charlotte, Amalie
  • Tutu Park Mall, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, St Thomas
  • Nisky Center, 8000 Nisky Shop #19, Charlotte, Amalie
  • Sunny Isle Shopping Center, 4500 Sion Farm, Christiansted


  • 4576 South 4000 West, W Valley City
  • Fred Meyer Center, 1828 W 900 S, West Jordan
  • Gateway Crossing, 282 South West #8, West Bountiful
  • 1466 N State St, Orem


  • Highgate Shopping Center 317 Swanton Rd, St Albans


  • 418 Garrisonville Road 418 Garrisonville Rd, Stafford
  • Haygood Shopping Center 1037 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach
  • 167W Oceanview Ave, Norfolk
  • 2301 Colley Ave, Norfolk
  • 14331 Warwick Blvd, Newport News
  • 2092 Nickerson Blvd, Hampton
  • Birchwood Shopping Center, 3742 Virginia Beach
  • Cheshire Plaza, 4135 Cheshire Station Pl, Woodbridge
  • Midtown Shopping Center, 140 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk


  • Orchards Green 11717 NE 76Th Way, Vancouver
  • Pacific Village 1299 156Th Ave Ne, Bellevue
  • Wenatchee Valley Mall 511 Valley Mall Parkway East, Wenatchee
  • Burien Plaza Shopping Center, 126 SW 148th St, Burien
  • 1523 3rd Ave, Seattle
  • Rainier Valley Square, 3820 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
  • Westwood Town Center, 2600 SW Barton St, Seattle
  • Five Mile Shopping Center, 1910 W Francis Ave, Spokane
  • East Towne Plaza, 4217 Wheaton Way, Bremerton
  • Twin City Town Center, 1541 NW Louisiana Ave, Chehalis
  • Spanaway Park Shopping Center, 14902 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma
  • Mid Valley Mall, 1820 Yakima Valley Hwy Ste, Sunnyside

West Virginia:

  • 266 Three Springs Dr, Weirton


  • Greentree Centre 5131 Douglas Ave, Racine
  • East Town Mall 2350 E Mason St, Green Bay
  • Janesville Mall, 2500 Milton Ave, Janesville,
  • Delavan Crossing, 1823A E Geneva St, Delavan

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"Desecration": Movie featuring Rita Dominic, Joseph Benjamin to premier April 21 [Video]

Desecration cover art

The story follows a casual extramarital affair that soon becomes a living nightmare for Dr. Daniels who discovers that his free-spirited conquest wants more.

Rita Dominic and Joseph Benjamin lead the cast in an upcoming blockbuster "Desecration", a star-studded cinematic thriller to be released in all Nigerian cinemas from Friday, 21 of April, 2017.

Already premiered in London to a full house of ecstatic movie goers and celebrities, including a special performance by “Send Down The Rain” legend, Majek Fashek.

ALSO READ: Akin Lewis, Ngozi Nwosu dazzle in new movie


Set and shot in London, UK, the film also stars Nollywood veteran, Rykardo Agboh, alongside UK actors of both Nigerian and British backgrounds, such as popular British TV actress, Nicola Alexis (currently starring in Harry Porter musical), Max Cavenham, Moji Bamtefa and talented eight-year-old, Angel Agala.

The story follows a casual extramarital affair that soon becomes a living nightmare for Dr. Daniels who quickly discovers that his free-spirited conquest (Rita Dominic) wants more and would go to great lengths to achieve it.

He must now find a way to make her disappear before her obsessive nature destroys his family.


Desecration was produced by Bode Odetoye of Kherut Films. Helming the motion picture as the director is international multi-award winner, Niyi Towolawi of HekCentrik Films.

Incidentally, for the director who is London based, "Desecration" is his first feature film set in London, his previous three films being shot in the US and Nigeria.

Says Bode Odetoye about the project: “We put a lot of effort into this project and it’s finally great to see this movie coming out. I want the audience to appreciate the efforts of the cast and crew, especially Rita Dominic and my erudite director, Niyi Towolawi. He has been a top filmmaker for over 12 years and displays his complete mastery of his craft on Desecration.”

Niyi Towolawi adds, “I believe the Nigerian audience will love this film. I hope they find it as rewarding as it was to work on it, with such talent, and a producer that allowed me so much space to put my signature as an auteur on the film”.


ALSO READ: Cossy Orjiakor's affair with Jide Kosoko stirs controversy in new movie

Desecration is distributed by Genesis cinemas. Following the Nigerian release, Desecration will be released in other African countries and beyond in 2017. Join The conversation #DesecrationTheMovie

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan: OSCE launches Turkey poll mission despite 'limitations'

Tana de Zulueta (C), head of the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights speaks next to her deputy Meaghan Fitzgerald (L) and election advisor Vladimir Misev (R) March 17, 2017 to launch a limited observation mission in Turkey

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) launched an observer mission in Turkey on Friday ahead of a vote on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, but said there were limits on its movement.

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) launched an observer mission in Turkey on Friday ahead of a vote on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, but said there were limits on its movement.

The mission follows an invitation from Turkish authorities, the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights told reporters in Ankara.

But Tana de Zulueta, head of the mission, admitted there were limitations on freedom of movement.

"We already have limitations in place on freedom of movements for international observers in some parts of the country. We have to take these into account," Zulueta said.

But, she added: "We would like to cover as extensive an area as possible."

Zulueta did not give further details on the "limitations" but the Turkish military has been waging a relentless campaign in the southeast of the country against Kurdish militants.

A team of 11 experts in Ankara and 24 observers from 13 countries will be deployed across the country.

The Turkish public will vote on April 16 on whether to approve constitutional changes that would create an executive presidency.

While the government argues that the changes are necessary for political stability, critics fear it will lead to one-man rule and a further erosion of democracy.

Zulueta said part of the team's job would be assessing the media environment and the ability of Turkish citizens to make an informed choice, amid criticism from commentators that the 'no' campaign was struggling to make its voice heard.

The observers will meet with representatives from civil society, media, political parties and Turkish officials as well as visiting polling stations across the country.

But this will not constitute systematic observation, she added.

The opposition and some NGOs also accuse Ankara of taking advantage of the state of emergency in force since the July 15 failed coup last year to silence any discordant voice through an unprecedented wave of purges.

The goal of the mission will "observe the conduct of these elections in line with OSCE standards and requirements for democratic elections, but also in line with national legislation," Zulueta said.

The day after the referendum, the mission will join with an observer delegation from the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe to issue a statement of preliminary findings.

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In Delta: DPO found dead weeks after kidnap


After being abducted one over two weeks ago, missing police SP has been reportedly found dead inside bush.

Divisional Police Officer in charge of 'C' Division in the Asaba Area Command of the Delta State Police Command, SP Valentine Mbalu, has reportedly been found dead.

The decomposing corpse suspected to be his was found in a bush in Umunede, along the Benin/Asaba Expressway, one month after he was abducted, Punch reports.

ALSO READ: Police spokesperson, bodyguard, driver murdered in cold blood [Graphic Photos]

According to the reports, some of the kidnappers reportedly behind the abduction of the SP while he was on his way back to his duty post in Asaba from Agbo, Delta state, have been arrested and have admitted to the murder.

Punch reports that SP Mbalu was abducted at about 4 pm on March 5, 2017, after spending the weekend with his family in Agbor.

The deceased was reportedly kept incommunicado by his abductors until the Police Command received the news of his death on Friday, March 17, 2017.

However, the state commissioner of police, CP Zannah Ibrahim, discredited the news of the officer's death, claiming that the information lacked credibility.

CP Ibrahim added, “It’s not true. We are still investigating his abduction. If somebody dies, are we going to hide it? All these stories are hear-say.”

ALSO READ: Police superintendent found murdered in car

Speaking on conditions of anonymity, a reliable source revealed that the decomposing corpse was found on Friday morning and the command has been gloomy over the discovery.

According to the source, some of the suspects, including a Fulani Herdsman is currently in police custody.

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Finance: STOCKS CLOSE FLAT: Here's what you need to know

A vehicle passes along the border of the Sahara desert

Stocks were flat on Friday.

Stocks closed flat on a relatively quiet day for markets.

All three major indices were little changed at the end of Friday.

First up, the scoreboard:

  • The Dow: 20,926.61, -7.94, (-0.04%)
  • S&P 500: 2,379.95, -2.39, (-0.10%)
  • Nasdaq: 5,902.53, +1.91, (+0.03%)
  • US 10-year yield: 2.499%, -0.025
  • WTI Crude oil: $48.77, +0.02, (+0.04%)

1. Consumer confidence jumped more than expected in March, according to a preliminary report from the University of Michigan. The consumer sentiment index increased to 97.6 from 96.3 in the final February survey, according to Bloomberg. But perhaps more importantly, the details show that opinions are more divided than ever.

2. The Mexican peso is trading around its best level since Trump's election win. The currency jumped earlier this week after President Donald Trump's trade adviser, Peter Navarro, said in an interview with Bloomberg, "We have a tremendous opportunity, with Mexico in particular, to use higher rules of origin to develop a mutually beneficial regional powerhouse where workers and manufacturers on both sides of the border will benefit enormously."

3. The US oil rig count rose for the 9th straight week to 631, up by 14 from the prior week, according to Baker Hughes. Meanwhile, the gas-rig count rose by six to 157. One miscellaneous rig was brought online, and so the total rig count rose by 21 to 789.

4. Someone unloaded $1.3 billion worth of Apple. In the opening minute of Friday's session, one trader dumped 9.24 million shares of Apple stock in a single block trade. At $141 a share, that's worth about $1.3 billion. No one has claimed the trade as of yet.

5. It was another down day for Snap, the parent company of Snapchat. The stock briefly fell below $19.00 per share and is down almost 4% today. The current price is just around $2 above its IPO price of $17.00.

6. Goldman Sachs CEO Llyod Blankfein took a $1 million pay cut last year — to $22 million. Meanwhile, Chief Financial Officer Harvey Schwartz received a total compensation of $20 million in 2016, compared with $21 million a year earlier. Schwartz was named co-COO and president together with David Solomon in late 2016.


The Fed might have buried a key policy signal in its March statement.

US shale producers are killing any hopes of a recovery in the offshore oil drilling business.

Warren Buffett's railroad is going to reap the benefits of coal's comeback.

Dividend stocks aren't as great as they used to be.

Wall Street has been "turned upside down."

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Sports: Brutal flagrant foul call completes painful final 40 seconds for Seton Hall in NCAA Tournament loss


A questionable flagrant foul on Seton Hall with 18 seconds left awarded Arkansas two free throws, plus the ball, putting the game out of reach.

Seton Hall suffered what can only be described as a meltdown on Friday to lose to Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

With just under a minute remaining, Arkansas took a 72-71 lead over Seton Hall. Seton Hall missed a shot on the other end, but collected their own rebound with 40 seconds to play, setting up a chance to re-take the lead.

However, while running a pick-and-roll, junior guard Khadeen Carrington was called for a travel in a poorly executed play. Arkansas got the ball back with 24 seconds remaining, forcing Seton Hall to foul to stop the clock, then play the free throw game.

However, in going to foul Arkansas, junior forward Desi Rodriguez made hard contact with Arkansas' Jaylen Bradford. Bradford tripped and hit the ground hard. After a review, the referees called it a flagrant foul.

The ruling was absolutely brutal for Seton Hall. Arkansas was awarded two free throws and the ball. Bradford hit both free throws to put Arkansas up three. Seton Hall then fouled again, and Arkansas junior guard Daryl Macon hit one of two free throws to put them up four. Seton Hall was unable to hit a shot on the other end and were forced to foul again, essentially ending the game.

Afterward, the sports world was in arms over the flagrant foul call.

While Seton Hall did in fact blow an eight-point lead, and the travel by Carrington was a costly turnover, they were still very much in the game prior to the flagrant foul call.

Unfortunately, for Seton Hall, one of the more compelling early games of the tournament was decided by some questionable officiating.

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Tech: The amazing science of redheads


Redheads make up a small part of the world's population, but there are fascinating reasons that set them apart.

Redheads are a special breed. They make up a tiny percentage of the total world population. But, the reasons they're so special are based in the science of redheads.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Bulgarian Turkish community leader slams President

Ahmed Dogan, pictured in 2013, headed the main party representing the Turkish minority in Bulgaria, which is home to a 700,000-strong ethnic Turkish minority

A senior figure in Bulgaria's Turkish community lashed out Friday at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a further escalation of a spat ahead of elections in the EU country and a referendum in Turkey.

A senior figure in Bulgaria's Turkish community lashed out Friday at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a further escalation of a spat ahead of elections in the EU country and a referendum in Turkey.

In a rare outburst, Ahmed Dogan, who headed the main party representing the Turkish minority in Bulgaria, said Turkey's vote on expanding Erdogan's powers was "madness".

"On April 16 neighbouring Turkey will hold a referendum to turn Kemal (Ataturk's) Republic of Turkey into a sultanate," the 62-year-old said in a statement.

Bulgaria is home to a 700,000-strong ethnic Turkish minority, a legacy of the Ottoman empire.

Turkey, its neighbour, is home to more than 200,000 ethnic Turks with Bulgarian passports who left Bulgaria during the communist era.

Around a third of those over 200,000 people regularly turn out for Bulgarian elections and are expected to cast ballots in the March 26 vote.

Sofia has accused Ankara in recent weeks of meddling in its election, summoning Turkey's ambassador and recalling its own envoy from Turkey for consultations.

Turkey's envoy openly backed Dost, a new party that split from Dogan's Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) in 2016, which is the third biggest in parliament.

Ognyan Gerdzhikov, Bulgaria's interim prime minister, on Friday acknowledged there was a problem.

"There is a certain amount of tension linked to one of the political parties that receives backing from the Turkish side but we are taking measures to stop that," Gerdzhikov said.

The State Agency For National Security (DANS) said Friday that it had expelled one Turkish national from Bulgaria and withdrawn the right of entry and residence of two more after seeing them as "threatening national security".

One of the men was accused of inciting anti-Bulgarian feelings in regions with a mixed Bulgarian and Turkish population, the agency added.

A wider row is raging between Turkey and the European Union ahead of the Turkish vote, with a number of countries preventing Ankara's ministers from attending referendum rallies.

An angry response by Ankara has seen German and Dutch politicians called "Nazis" and Turkey threaten to scupper a 2016 deal with the EU to prevent migrants entering the bloc.

This could be a major problem for Bulgaria, the EU's poorest country, since it shares a 270-kilometre (165-mile) border with Turkey.

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