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US lawmaker Ilhan Omar defends herself after she’s rebuked by her fellow Democrats for comparing the US & Israel to Hamas and the Taliban

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US congresswoman, Ilhan Omar has come out to defend herself after a rare rebuke from her Democrat colleagues following remarks she made comparing the US and Israel to terrorist groups, Hamas and the Taliban.

On Monday, June 7, the Minnesota representative, originally from Somalia tweeted that “we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban”.

“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,” she wrote, including a video of her questioning Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a committee hearing in the House of Representatives.

 

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In response, 11 Jewish Democratic lawmakers called on Ilhan Omar to “clarify her words”, while Republicans and significantly Democrats criticized her for her comments.

“Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided,” wrote the group, led by New York Democrat Jerry Nadler, in a statement.

“Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice.

“False equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups,” they added.

Ms Omar who is one of the first Muslims elected to Congress hit back at the group calling them “shameful” and accusing them of engaging in “islamophobic tropes”.

“It’s shameful for colleagues who call me when they need my support to now put out a statement asking for ‘clarification’ and not just call,” she tweeted.

“The islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive. The constant harassment & silencing from the signers of this letter is unbearable.”

“To be clear: the conversation was about accountability for specific incidents regarding those ICC cases, not a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the US and Israel,” she said.

“I was in no way equating terrorist organisations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems.”

She also tweeted a profanity-filled voicemail message she said she had received, writing, “every time I speak out on human rights I am inundated with death threats”.

 

This is not the first time that Ms Omar’s criticism of Israel put her at odds with members of her own party.

In 2019, she apologised for implying money was behind support for Israel.

 

The furore comes weeks after hostilities between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East ended in ceasefire.

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MUSIC: Shatta Wale – Best Of Myself

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Barely an hour after releasing “Like Nyame“, Shatta Movement boss, Shatta Wale hits the studio again to produced another record titled; “Best Of Myself.

The song which was produced by himself talks about his lifesytle. Real name Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, the ‘Enter The Net’ hit-maker is expected to release his fifth studio album titled “Gift of God (GOG)” soon. He has also announced his retirement after the release of this album.

Shatta Wale won the artiste of the year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2015. He also bagged eight awards at the 3Music Award in 2019. He won the ‘Best Virtual Entertainer of the Year’ Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) this year.

Shatta Wale aka ‘1Don’ has been featured in movies such as Never Say Never, The trial of Shatta Wale and Shattered Lives.

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Work or School: Balance Portability and Productivity with the Infinix INBook

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The Infinix INBook which was launched alongside the Infinix Note 10 in a thrilling online launch is out in the market and is set to transform the way you work or school, as the case may be. If you’re looking for the best choice in specs for your laptop and affordability at the same time, look no further.

The Infinix INBook X1Pro is lightweight and holds a lot of power. This brings a perfect union between productivity and portability. A perfect blend of innovation, intelligence, and craftsmanship. It comes with an all-aluminum alloy body, screen brightness, high color gamut, 65W fast charge, a long standby, and an ultra-thin and ultra-light body.

Most people want a laptop with guaranteed high performance, long battery life, and fast charge for enhanced productivity and a better entertainment experience. The Infinix INBook offers all this and more, including a new cooling technology that is highly efficient, comfortable, and silent. If you are one of those that gets slightly irritated at the disturbing noise that usually comes with the previous cooling technologies, you can call the INBook X1Pro your efficient silent buddy.

Imagine a laptop that comes with a very narrow frame and has a lightweight feel of only 1.48kg weight, slim and full metal body with 16.3mm thickness…you’ve just imagined the INBook X1Pro. The portability of it lets you carry it along on long or short trips, from class to class, without the weight being a bother.

The INBook is extremely fast with a 10th Gen Intel® Core, powered by a 55Wh Polymer li-on Battery that supports fast charge (65W/20V Type-C) and can charge up to 70% capacity in just 1 hour. Also, a DDR 4X Speed of up to 3200MB per second to perform tasks efficiently and effectively. This laptop might come with a small body but it sure has a big engine.

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It offers users a multi-screen collaboration that allows them to connect their mobile phones to the computer for ease and convenience of carrying out tasks. It also comes with a unique fingerprint power button, and a hidden camera for optimum security.

Other features include the 180° rotated screen, vivid display, FHD+IPS, 300nit brightness, Camera Privacy-Switch, 4 Speakers, DTS sound effect, and a premium design. All these features come together to offer the user a simplified high technology experience and the highest level of productivity without having to break a bank. Just call the INBook X1Pro a perfect balance between productivity and portability that doesn’t drill a hole in your pocket.
Asides from the beautiful specs and affordability, there’s another catch. The first 50 people to purchase an Infinix INBookX1Pro will be rewarded! Just upload your details on https://www.infinixmobility.com/laptops/INBook to win a Boom Box and a laptop kit there will also be special gifts for people that purchase the laptop in the first week but don’t fall among the first 50 people. Needless to say, time is ticking, so go get your Infinix INBookX1Pro here now.

INBook X1 series is available in Nigeria and retails at the following rates – INBook X1 i3 (8+256) retails for N267700.00 or INBook X1 Pro i7 retails for (16 + 512) retails for N406700.00

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Nigerian MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya emerges top earner with $500,000 payday following recent victory over Marvin Vettori

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Nigerian-born New Zealand MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya has emerged as the top earner following his recent victory against Italy’s Marvin Vettori

 

The salaries of UFC 263 fighters which were made public shows that the middleweight champion pocketed $500,000 for his unanimous decision win over Marvin Vettori, as revealed to MMAJunkie.

 

Adesanya was the main attraction in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday, June 12, 2021.Vettori himself earned $350,000 for his role in the main event.

 

Nate Diaz, who was making his comeback to the octagon, earned $250,000 in his defeat to Leon Edwards.

 

The British fighter earned $220,000, which includes a $110,000 win bonus, for his unanimous decision victory.

 

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“Odoi Will Regret If He Leaves England To Play For Ghana”-Charles Taylor Warns

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Odoi amid his recent visit to Ghana after his club won the UEFA Cup hinted at a possible flip of allegiances by meeting with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif, and Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku.

In view of that, Charles Taylor has urged Odoi not to accept the offer to pay for Ghana and focus on playing for England.

Speaking on Angle TV, Charles Taylor said; “If Odoi is listening to me, I will advise him not to think of playing for the Black Stars. He should continue playing for England even if it is under 100, he should play for them than to play for the Black Stars. Ghana is ending its career,”.

Hudson-Odoi will be eligible to transfer allegiance to Ghana in November next year if he does not add to his existing three caps for England, according to Fifa’s new eligibility criteria.

He’d have to wait until next year to shift clubs due to laws that say a player with a senior cap for one country must wait three years after his last international appearance before changing clubs.

“I think obviously when you’re young, you have the opportunity to play for England throughout all the years, from under 15 to under 16 all the way up,” the winger said earlier this month about his international future.

“When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come I was in the country already. It’s something that I already had in my mind, set on already playing for England.”

“So it was the thing obviously choosing Ghana or England, and at the end of the day, I said I always had the right people around me who always advise me – what’s right, what’s wrong. England came and I said ‘Yeah, let me go and play for my country.

“But I said ‘Ghana is my home as well’, so we’ll see, we’ll see. You’ll never know, so.”

Meanwhile, other Ghanaians have also shared the same sentiments with Charles Taylor, urging Odoi to continue his football career with England.

Source: Ghgossip.com



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“In this life, marry well” — Adekunle Gold writes as his wife, Simi gifts him a vintage gameboy for father’s day

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Popular singer, Adekunle Gold has taken to social media to gush over his wife, Simi, after she gifted him a unique gift for father’s day.

Simi got him a vintage Gameboy to celebrate him for being a wonderful father to their daughter, Adejare.

The “Orente” crooner shared a photo of the gameboy on his Instagram story and professed his love for her. He went on to advise his fans to marry right.

He wrote, “In this life, marry well abeg. I love you @symplysimi”.

See his post below,

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In other news, Simi recently took to her Instagram page to share new photos of herself rocking a green shirt and a bikers short while gushing over her beauty.

She captioned the photos: “how can you be this fine without sharing your testimony. Also my nails are so f*ked up. pulled out four of em yesterday, but if anybody ask me, i’ma say i was born this way.”

Reacting to the post, her husband, Adekunle Gold taunted her in the comment section by revealing that she shirt she rocked was his, a shirt he’s never worn nor snapped picture with. “Shirt wey I never snap picture with, you don run am. Marry! Marry! na hin be this?!”



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