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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy Birthday To Van Vicker! He is Now 35 Years Of Age

Van Vicker
                                       
Who would have known that our Ghana-Nigerian Nollywood actor Van Vicker is actually 35 years of age? Nollywood superstar van vicker turned 35 of age on the 1st Of August, 2012.

Van Vicker was born on the 1st of August year 1977. The founder of  Van Vicker Foundation is also happily married to Adjoa and the couple have 3 beautiful children.
Gist Naija  Wishes You happy Birthday.

Military Won’t Overthrow Jonathan’s Govt — IBB

               

Former military president Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida yesterday said that the country’s democracy has nothing to fear as the military will not overthrow the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. 
According to him, the military will not overthrow the present civilian government on the grounds that its officers have been exposed to training and exposure on the tenets of democracy.
Babangida spoke at the graduation/anniversary lecture of the National Defence College (NDC) in Abuja as the distinguished guest speaker.
Speaking on a theme ‘‘The Creation of National Defence College (NDC): Twenty Years After’’, Babangida said: ‘‘I can say without equivocation that our democracy faces no danger from the military. 
This is because the curriculum of the NDC has exposed participants to the tenets of democracy from inception. Long before Nigeria returned to democratic rule, military officers who passed through this college were prepared for life of service under civilian leadership and control.’’

London 2012 Olympics Games Medals Table. China Tops The List




    

                  



Below is the current Medals Table at the ongoing London Olympics. If you notice Nigeria is not listed

 in the Table. Thats because Nigeria is yet to win a single medal. China and US tops the list. See Full

 list below:

GOOD MAN: PSQUARE’S ELDER BROTHER JUDE OKOYE CONTRIBUTE TO A DYING PATIENT


Despite the fact that recently lost his mother,  Jude Engees Okoye(Elder Brother To PSquare) was so moved by the touching story of a brain tumor patient, that he donated N1m to help fund an operation.

The patient, Ibezim Osemeke, was reportedly diagnosed with a brain tumour  four months ago.

According to my source Osameke is in need of N 3.7 m for an operation in India. With Okoye’s N1m, and other contributions coming in, the young man is now very closer to getting the treatment he requires, we’re told.

Jude, the older brother of singing duo, Psquare, is an artiste manager and music video director.
 He, along with his siblings and family members, will lay to rest the remains of their mother Josephine Okoye on Thursday, August 2, 2012, in Ifite Dunu, Awka, Anambra.


Happy New Month

                        

Happy New Month to GistNaija Readers.

Snoop Dogg Abandons Rap To Reggae Music!!!

This Monday, July 30, 2012 photo shows Snoop Dogg, who now goes by Snoop Lion, posing for a portrait at Miss Lily's in New York. Snoop Dogg says he was “born again” during a visit to Jamaica in February, changed his name to Snoop Lion and is ready to make music that his “kids and grandparents can listen to.”  The artist known for gangster rap is releasing a reggae album called “Reincarnated” in the fall.  (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Snoop Lion(Formerly Snoop Dogg)
Snoop Dogg wants you to know that he's tired of hip-hop, is Bob Marley reincarnated and is embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.
Also, he's got a new name: Snoop Lion.
The artist said at a news conference Monday in New York that he was "born again" during a visit to Jamaica in February and is ready to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."
The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called "Reincarnated" in the fall. He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley's spirit and is now "Bob Marley reincarnated."
Bob Marley's son Rohan attended the conference and gave Snoop his blessing(hmm!)
Uptil now, nobody why he decided to change his name from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion(still wonder ooo). Lion of what?
Personally, I do not think Snoop has the talent for reggae music. Well let's see how it goe.


Olympics 2012: D’Tigers Crash To Lithuania

                     

Our own D'Tigers have lost to Lithuania in their second match in the Men's Basketball in the ongoing Olympics.  They lost 53-72 .

Don't forget it was same Lithuania that were  beaten by D'Tigers 86-80 recently in Venezuela.
Well, D'Tigers will now face the World's Number 1, USA on Thursday, Aug. 2, needing a good result to stay in contention for the quarter-finals.

Boys, don;t be discouraged. You can do it.

ABUJA DEMOLITION: Mpape Residents Drag FCDA To Court

                

Residents of Mpape community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have dragged the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) before an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari Area Council, under Justice Abubakar Kutigi, following the proposed demolition of houses in the community.
The planned demolition exercise would commence on August 31, 2012.
Spokesman of Mpape residents, Emmanuel Afu, said the matter bothered on the infringement on the rights on the residents of the community, without proper plans for their resettlement before proposing the demolition of their residences.
According to Afu, the position of Mpape residents was that their houses should not be demolished without making proper provision for resettlement.
The case was fixed for hearing on Tuesday, 31st July, 2012.
Yes My People lets say no to any demolition.


Bank Driver Arrested with 19 ATM Cards and N652,000 Cash

                   Oladujoye and items recovered from him.


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Dare Oladujoye, a driver with Zenith Bank, for allegedly being in possession of 19 Guaranty Trust Bank ATM cards and the sum of N652, 000.

My Sources learnt that the suspect was using the cards to withdraw money from an ATM at Ogba branch of GTB when a security guard raised the alarm.

The Commissioner of Police for the state police command, Mr. Umar Manko, said as of the time of his arrest, the suspect had withdrawn N652, 000 from the ATM.

Na wa ooo! This guy is a big thief. What is he doing with people's ATM cards.

Michael Phelps Becomes The Most Decorated Olympian

(From left) Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Ricky Berens and Michael Phelps are golden.

Michael Phelps wins the 19th Olympic Medal. This makes him the most decorated Olympian. He is into swimming. 
Congrats Michael.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Sanusi Lamido

                                    

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (born 31 July 1961) was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on 3 June 2009. 
He is a career banker and ranking Fulani nobleman, and also serves as a respected Islamic scholar. 


The renowned global financial intelliegence magazine, The Banker, published by the Financial Times, has conferred on Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi two awards. 


He has been recognised with the global award for Central Bank Governor of the Year, as well as for Central Bank Governor of the Year for Africa. The TIME magazine also listed Sanusi in its TIME 100 list of most influential people of 2011.


Happy birthday sir.

Ini Edo Confirms 'She's Pregnant'

                    

Ini Edo has confirmed that she is pregnant.

In a recent interview she had with E24-7 the actress finally confirms it, said, “Yes, I am pregnant. I have become a real woman.” Congrats to the newly expecting mum Ini.

RICK ROSS RELEASES CONTROVERSIAL ‘HOLD ME BACK’ VIDEO

                


BET might have slammed a ban on Rick Ross’ video a few days before it premiered but it’s beginning to gain massive buzz with an online premiere.


‘Hold me back’ landed on video sharing website YouTube on July 29, 2012 and has so far over 158,000 views with 2,357 likes and 328 dislikes.


Earlier reports said BET had watched the full clip and were ‘adamant on keeping the raw and intense footage’ of Ross’ latest visual production off their network.
Here’s the video of "Hold Me Back" By Rick Ross. tell us what you think…



Taye Taiwo joins Dynamo Kiev

                         


Dynamo Kiev have announced the imminent signing of Milan full-back Taye Taiwo, subject to a medical to be held today.
Taye only joined the Rossoneri last summer, on a free transfer from Marseille, but struggled to settle at the club and was shipped out to Premier League side Queens Park Rangers in January.
Exact details of the agreement in place with Milan are not yet known, but it is understood that the Rossoneri will receive €500,000 for an initial 12-month loan of the player, with Dyname then having the option to purchase him for a further €2m.

BREAKING NEWS: One killed as Gunmen Attack Vice President’s house in Zaria

                         

Gunmen on motorbikes attacked the country house of Vice President Namadi Sambo in Zaria in Kaduna state on Monday, but he was not in the building at the time, police said.

“The policemen on guard and the assailants were engaged in a gun battle around 11:30, however, a cobbler was hit by a stray bullet and died instantly,” police spokesman Balteh Abdulrazaq said.

BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen In Police Uniform Snatch Editor’s Car- PM News, Lagos

                       

Armed robbers dressed in police uniform at about 10 p.m.on Sunday at gunpoint snatched a car from the Editor, Nigerian Compass newspaper, Mr. Gabriel Akinadewo.

The editor, who was in his Toyota Avensis car, 2008 model marked Ogun CP 11 AKM, was returning from his office on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway when he ran into the road block mounted by the robbers in front of a new generation bank at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Explosion in Sokoto

                          The police station in Sokoto, bombed on 30 July, 2012.



Gunmen riding on motorbikes  attacked and opened fired on the Arkilla police station near a Mobile police barrack in Sokoto at 6:30 PM Nigerian time.

My source gathered  that an officer was killed in the drive-by attack. The gunmen fled on their motorbike before reinforcement could be called in from the MOPOL barrack nearby.

The attack this evening will be the third attack police formations in Sokoto by Islamist militants.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ken Okolugbo Appears On Cover Page of This Week's Allure Magazine

                                   

BIG BROTHER UPDATE: JANNETTE LEAVES THE HOUSE

                            

As expected, another eviction occurred in the Big Brother house tonight; and the unlucky person this time around is Jannette.

The often-emotional Ugandan while on stage with Stargame presenter IK revealed that Ola was her ‘true fancy’. ‘I think Ola is really sexy’, Jannette confessed to IK.

Jannette was able to spend 11 whole weeks in the house without ever being nominated. 

But no thanks to Lady May and Wati, Jannette’s lucky streak came to an end.
Jannette added that it was a dream come true for her to partake in the Big Brother experience.
The show is now left with six contestants – Prezzo, Lady May, Keagan, Wati, Kyle and Talia.


BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Blasts Rock Bayero University Neighborhood In Kano

                      

Residents of Kano and students of the Bayero University of Kano went scampering for safety late evening as several explosion rocked the university neighborhood.

A police source confirmed that several explosions were coming from the area, he attributed the  attacks to  Boko Haram militants.  However, he stated that the police could not confirm if there were casualties as efforts were underway to stop the explosions.

The Kabuga Red Bricks area behind BUK was primarily affected by the explosions. The Joint Task Force spokesperson did not return calls. Gist Naija.


Policeman Arrested For Killing His Girlfriend

                                     

A 25year-old policeman, Corporal Ismail Ibrahim has been arrested by the Rivers State police command for allegedly killing his own girl friend in Afam, Oyibo local government area of the state.
Corporal Ibrahim who went into hiding after allegedly killing his girlfriend Mercy Godwin in 2010 was arrested in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital and was moved to Rivers State for prosecution.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Indabawa told newsmen that the policeman was on official assignment to Rivers when the incident occurred.

TRAGEDY: Thirteen People Die as Bus, Truck collide in Edo State


No fewer than 13 persons were confirmed dead and one injured on Sunday morning after an Iveco truck (AAA962XB) and an Anambra State Mass Transit inter-state Toyota Hiace bus (YB610EPE) collided on the Benin-Sagamu Expressway at Ofosu, Edo State.


The crash occurred at 7.45a.m about a kilometre away from the boundary between Ondo Edo states before Okada town.


The Deputy Corps Public Education Officer, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, said in an SMS that “the crash was caused by the driver of the Anambra Mass Transit bus who for no reason at all drove against traffic on the Benin-Ote lane thereby facing an on-coming Iveco truck descending a slope, resulting in head-on collision.”


He said, “The bus was coming from Lagos carrying traders dealing in electronics. Thirteen out of the passengers in the bus died, including the driver.


“The two passengers in the truck survived.”


Kazeem said the injured person was taken to Shiloh Hospital in Ugbogui, Edo State while the corpses of the dead were also taken to the mortuary of the same hospital.
He also stated that the obstruction had been cleared.



What Can We Say? May Their Souls Rest In Peace.

Chika Ike Is The Cover Girl For Effixzzy Magazine

                     

Real Madrid Sign Luka Modric From Tottenham

                              

Tottenham last night agreed a £36m fee with Real Madrid to sign Luka Modric, reports The Sun on Sunday.

The Croatia midfielder had already said he would join Jose Mourinho’s side but was waiting for the clubs to reach a deal.

He almost ruined his chances of a move by refusing to go on Spurs’ pre-season tour.
But Real officials persuaded him to apologise and return.

Madrid were reluctant to meet Spurs’ valuation but Mourinho said he wanted Modric as soon as possible.

The deal will bring an end to a saga which began when the 26-year-old demanded a move to Chelsea a year ago.
Spurs earlier refused but have now accepted the player would move on this summer.

As A Madrid, I will say Modric Welcome to the Best Club with the best coach in the world. Hala Madrid.

Romanians Vote to Sack President

president Traian Basescu
                                       
Romanians have being given the chance to vote today for/against  president Traian Basescu, from holding  his political office.


This was as a result of bitter conflict between the conservative president and the Social-Liberal Union of Prime Minister Victor Ponta. Minister Victor Ponta has now moved to remove the president from position.


In case turnout is lower than 50 percent, the referendum will be declared invalid and Basescu, suspended by parliament this month, will be reinstated and continue his mandate, which ends in 2014.

Olympics Basketball: Nigeria Beat Tunisia


    




Good news to Nigeria. Our Basketball Team, D'Tigers, have beaten Tunisia in their first match of the Olympics. 


The match ended 60-56. Wow that was a tight game.

Alade Aminu scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Ike Diogu added 13 points and 10 rebounds
Al-Farouq Aminu, who played for the NBA New Orleans Hornets last season, added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Nigerians, who have not lost to reigning African champion Tunisia in international competition since 1987.
Good start Guys. Keep he flag high. We're praying for you.

UNN Students Affairs Office Set Ablaze

                          
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Student Affairs Department, was on Saturday set ablaze by unidentified persons.


The fire destroyed property worth millions of Naira, including vital documents.
An eye witness said that the fire which gutted the office of the Dean, Student Affairs of the university, started early in the morning.
“The people who committed the crime used fuel to set the place on fire.
“If not for the quick intervention of fire fighters from Nsukka office of Enugu State Fire Service, the fire could have spread to other buildings close to the student affairs department.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

SNOOP DOGG BANNED FROM NORWAY FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION

                                      


Snoop Dogg has been barred from gaining access into Norway for a period of two years, after officials caught the rapper with 8 grams of Marijuana.

His lawyers confirmed the ban came down on Snoop when he tried to enter the country last month, June 28 at the Kjevic Airport in Kristiansand

They have also stated that the rapper ‘can live with the decision’ as he has no immediate plans to appeal the ban.
He was fined $2,000 which he paid on the spot.

Haba Snoop Baba! I thought you have grown passed this level.

FIRST GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALISTS EMERGE IN THE 2012 OLYMPICS

Siling Yi

                              
As the 2012 Olympics kicks off in its first day, results and scores are already seeping in from the London games as the first gold, silver and bronze medallists have emerged.

China’s representative, Siling Yi who bagged the gold medal has sure made history as the first athlete to win gold in this year’s games. Yi won the Women’s 10m ‘Air Rifle’ shooting

Good Bye Shevchenko: Shevchenko Retires From Football, Plans To Go Into Politics

               

Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko(35-year old) has announced his retirement, and said that he plans to pursue a career in politics.

“This will probably shock everyone,” Shevchenko told the official website of his club, Dynamo Kiev.

“My future will no longer be in football. I will give more information but I will be going into politics.
“I hope for your support.”
Shevchenko payed for AC Milan where he scored 175 goals in 322 appearances.
On the international level, Shevchenko tallied 48 goals in 111 matches to become his country’s all-time leading scorer.
Remember, Shevchenko was the 3rd World Best Player ,coming behind Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry, in 2005.
Au Revoir Shevchenko!


Two dead, Two Injured as Boko Haram Exchange Fire with JTF

                           jtf_kogi

Bomb blasts and sporadic gunshots were heard in parts of troubled Maiduguri Friday forcing many residents run into their homes for safety.
This left most of the major roads in the town during the peak working hours deserted with people afraid of being caught up in the bomb blasts and gunshots, which no one knew the direction they were coming from.

Happy Birthday: FUNMI IYANDA TURNS 41

                              


Today, popular TV personality turns 41. Even at 41, she is still looking good and sexy.
Gist Naija wish her happy b-day.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Diesel Tanker Explodes At MTN Premises in Abuja(Updated)


above is the picture of the previously reported Tanker which exploded at the MTN in Maitama residence of Abuja.

Diesel Tanker Explodes At MTN Premises in Abuja


Residents of Maitama District in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital city, were thrown into panic today when a truck delivering diesel at the MTN premises caught fire and exploded in the high brow neighborhood.

The area was condoned off by security agents, but police spokesman Frank Mba told GistNaija.com  that there were no fatalities or injuries in the incident.

Meet Kiki Omeili, The Captivating New Nollywood Diva

 Click for Full Image Size

Kiki Omeili made her film debut in the much talked about movie Married But Living Single directed by Tunde Olaoye and produced by KAP.

 She played the role of the antagonistic and opportunistic Titi Haastrup alongside Joseph Benjamin, Funke Akindele, Joke silva, Femi Brainard and Tina Mba.

See  More of Her Beautiful Pictures Below:

Shan George Spotted With Chelsea Player, John Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi With Shan George
Few weeks ago, Nollywood’s controversial actress, Shan George got into the news for her reported outburst on some of her married colleagues. This was shortly after her ‘Finding Goodluck’ movie premiere in May, 2012.


She reportedly alleged that some Nollywood’s married actresses sleep around like dogs. This was met with harsh criticism both from fans and colleagues.
GistNaija  stumbled on this picture and we felt we should put it up for our wonderful and precious NFC forumites. You will recall that Shan has been reported in the past to have dated younger lovers.
What is your view on this picture? Please take note of where Mikel placed his  left hand. 

Photo of the Day: Don Jazzy and Family


This is Don Jazzy with his parents, brothers and sisters. See Ice Prince at far left. Beautiful family.

Don Jazzy is wearing red shirt while Ice Prince wears White Shirt.

From a Load Carrier to DJ: DJ Humility’s Grass to Grace story

DJ Humility


Benedict Afagwu, otherwise known as DJ Humility, is one of Nigeria’s most prominent Disc Jockeys.
But unknown to many, the bulky Delta State born dude who grew up as a barrack boy was once a bus conductor and a load carrier (‘Alabaru’).
Despite the high level discipline handed down the children of the house by his police father, DJ Humility was a first class truant and an unrepentant stubborn child who gave his mother headache.
Narrating the story of the DJ’s story is no other person than the woman who saw it all, Mrs Agfagwu, his mother.

BRUTALITY: 2 Brothers Caught with Decomposing Body Parts of Their Brother in Festac

                             

How do you even begin to understand this? Two brothers, Toye and Tola allegedly slaughtered their younger brother, Akunbuyi, and sold his limbs. The full report when you continue...*viewer discretion advised*

The entire Festival Town in Lagos was thrown into pandemonium on Thursday evening as a decomposing body of a man was discovered inside a duplex on B Close, House 6 of 3rd Avenue.

Teju Babyface Set to Wed Fiancee on 1st September

                         

The wedding of Teju Babyface and lagos-based model, Tobi Banjoko is set to hold on the 1st of September, 2012.


 Tobi, who won the Lagos Carnival beauty pageant in 2010, is an undergraduate at Lagos State University (LASU).


 She also represented Ondo State at the 2011 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant, where she emerged as Miss Photogenic.

Robert Pattinson Moves Out Of Home Shared With Girlfriend Kristen Stewart

                             

After news spread of Kristen Stewart’s affair with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders and a very public apology, Robert Pattinson is no longer living in the LA home he and Kristen have shared for three years.

According to People.com, Pattinson is said to be “devastated,” “in seclusion,” and has not spoken to Stewart.

“I’m not sure they’ll be able to recover from this,” a Source says of the couple of three years, who met making the Twilight trilogy. 
“Kristen really Loves  Rob more than anything,” says an insider. “He’s all that matters to her right now.”

NETPOD: FAZE RELEASES TWO NEW SINGLES In REFAZE ALBUM

                        

For so long, fans of Faze, have been waiting for his new album. After  the Originality Album, nothing was heard from Faze.
But the good news is that the long awaited REFAZE Album by Faze is now out. Faze just released 2 new sinlges from the REFAZE Album. 
1) Akachukwu
2) Follow Your Mind

Watch them below:
1) Akachukwu

I’m Angry at Nollywood – Emeka Ike


Emeka Ike

                              
For those wondering why his face has been scarce in movies, popular act and Nollywood’s lover boy actor, Emeka Ike, has finally let the cat out of the bag.
Emeka recently in an interview said he’s presently angry with Nollywood. And as a result, he’s temporarily quitting acting in a bid to ‘strategize’.
According to him, he’s not happy with the industry at the moment which has made him to withdraw all his movies from the market.

WTH: Man Rapes 94-Year-Old Woman, Appears Before Court

                       


A man who is a beneficiary of President Jacob Zuma's special remissions programme allegedly raped a 94-year-old woman in front of her great-grandchildren.

Spokesman of South African Police Service (SAPS), Col. Vincent Mdunge, told newsmen in Johannesburg that the suspect is “a habitual criminal’’.
He said that the suspect appeared at the New Hanover Magistrate Court on Thursday.
“The woman was raped in her KwaSwayimane home in Emabheleni Ward, at 1.00 a.m. on Saturday.
“Police have been looking for him for another case,” Mdunge said.

Man Docked for Alleging Disappearance of his Sex Organ


Abuja – The police on Wednesday arraigned Haruna Isah of Area 1, Section 1, Garki, Abuja, before an Upper Area Court in Karu, for alleged false information on disappearance his sex organ.
Isah is standing trial on a three-count charge of giving false information, defamation and criminal assault of one Abubakar Lamidi of Area 1, Section 1, Garki, Abuja.

N15m Scandal: I’ve learnt my lesson – Jim Iyke

                           

Jail beckoned on controversial Nollywood star Jim Iyke but mother nature was kind and so, the Imo state born actor was saved.
Thanks to his parents who rescued him from a determined  Habiba Abubakar who wanted the tough talking actor jailed for allegedly conning her out of N15million.
Jim Iyke’s parents had gone with cap in hand to beg the Abuja big girl to let by gone be while the case got settled out of court. Pronto, Habiba withdrew the case in a show of respect to Jim’s parents.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

2 Men Arrested With Skull of A 7-Year Old Boy

                           Two suspects nabbed by men of the SSS for beheading a seven-year old boy

Officials of the State Security Services (SSS), on Wednesday, paraded two men who allegedly beheaded a 7-year-old boy and attempted to sell the head.
John Yakubu, 25, and Ishaya Dakulung, 30, were arrested along A.Y.A Junction of Asokoro District, Abuja, following a tip off. Both men confessed to the crime
Dakulung told journalists that he contacted Yakubu and offered him N250, 000 to get a fresh human head after he was approached by an unnamed person who was wanted it for ritual purposes.

T.I. Wants To Quit Rapping



T.I.
Current news suggest that the popular and handsome US Rapper called T.I. wants to quit the rap game.

According to him, the rap music no longer represents what he stands for. He said most rappers no longer live their life as it was represented in their rap music.

He said: "I want out, man. What the game is going to and what has evolved... it goes against what I represent. "What I embody, this game contradicts that."

He added: "Nowadays, nobody even expects you to live up to the things you rap about. That goes against what I represent, what I stand for. So if they outsell me, then that's just all the more better for me to fade to the back and cross my legs on my desk."

To me, the Real Rap Music died when both Tupac and Biggie were dead.

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