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Israeli Flag and Anthem Not Used At International Judo Meet.

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Israeli participants at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam for Judo did not have their anthem or flag hoisted when on the podium.

Usually winning a medal, any medal, in any sport, is a memorable event and the anthem playing is a thing of national pride.

Not for the Judokas (a person who practices Judo) from Israel who went on the podium in Abu Dhabi.

Tal Flicker who won gold in the men’s half light-weight division, stood on the podium and instead of the Israeli flag and anthem ‘Hatikvah’ played, it was the Judo Federation’s flag and anthem that was played.

“It was weird,” Flicker told reporters from the IPIC Arena. “Israel is my country and I’m proud to be from Israel.

“I sang Hatikvah because I don’t know anything else. This is my anthem.”

He did state that there was a concern about this happening because the nation of Israel is not recognized by the U.A.E, and other Arab states.

“There’s nothing sweeter than the moment of victory, the 25-year-old posted on his Facebook page ahead of the tournament.

“That feeling that you did it for yourself, the family, team, and of course for the country.

“With or without the flag, I will face the difficulties and any rival in front of me. We’ll do anything to get to Abu Dhabi and end up on the podium.

“Everyone in this world knows where we’re from and which country we represent. I am the proudest in the world to be Israeli.”

Well, it came as no surprise however since he and his compatriots were made to wear Judo uniforms without the emblem or logo of their country.

Many have frowned against this action by the Arab organizers citing that Sport was meant to be a bridge for all peoples.

Over the years, Sports has been a unification factor across the world and Sporting events have been seen and welcomed as peace facilitators.

“It’s an outrage,” tweeted Emmanuel Nahshon, Israel’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman. “Blatant hypocrisy. Shameful.”

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Police Parades Six Suspected Homosexuals In Abia

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The Abia State Police Command has arrested and paraded six suspected homosexuals in Abia State.

According to Linda Ikeji,  the suspected homosexuals were caught kissing and caressing at the City Global Hotel in Aba.

The Abia state police commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi, disclosed that the manager of the hotel alerted the Police when two homosexuals were found kissing at the hotel bar.

The suspects, however, denied committing the crime, saying that they were in Aba for the birthday party of one of their friends, Ndubuisi, adding that their families were not aware that they were arrested.

According to one of the suspects arrested who was identified as Chidera, they were all in one room because they were told that the category of the room they asked for was not available.

“I arrived at the hotel at about 6 pm and I asked my friend to book for a room for me. The hotel management said we should pay N5,000 for a room and we could afford it. So, we decided to manage that one room. After drinking at the hotel bar, we went to the room to change our clothes. It was at that time that we heard a knock on the door and when we opened the door, the manager started asking why we were six in the room. After explaining to him, he said they don’t allow more that three persons in a room and that was how he accused us of practising homosexuality in the room. There was nothing like kissing or making love in the room and we are not gays.”

Another suspect who gave his name as Ndubuisi who is a hairstylist stated that he only invited his friends for his birthday party and lodged them in the hotel, adding that they did not indulge in any homosexual act.

The Commissioner further noted that the Hotel Management would present the evidence against the suspected homosexuals who he said would be charged to court soon.

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Police Officers Allegedly Kill Man Over Refusal To Pay Bribe In Anambra

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Some group of trigger happy Police officers have allegedly killed a man over his refusal to pay a bribe in Anambra State.

This was made known by an eyewitness, Ngini Ebelechukwu Emmanuel, who took to Facebook to upload pictures from the murder scene in Anambra.

According to Ngini Ebelechukwu, the Metro Patrol Police shot the young man while trying to intimidate his driver to bribe them but unfortunately, an officer shot him.

He wrote: “Before my very eyes, the Metro Patrol Police shot this guy in a bid to intimidate his driver into parting way with a bribe, they previously held me to obtain from me. They threw away my papers as they flee the scene.I am posting this before they bury the evidence. I am an eyewitness, am ready to testify. This happened at Agulu before the Unizik campus.”

Recall that, the Nigerian Senate resolved to investigate the death of corp member, Miss Linda Angela Igwetu killed by trigger-happy Policeman.

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Twitter On Fire As Nigerians Report Policeman Abayomi Shogunle

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Twitter is currently on fire as Nigerians call on Twitter authorities to deactivate the account of the most controversial police officer in Nigeria, ACP Abayomi Shogunle, who serves as the Head of the Public complaint rapid response unit.

Since the beginning of the clamour for a scrap of SARS, Abayomi Shogunle has become a popular figure on every social media platform for always talking down of Nigerians who call for a scrap of the Police unit.

However, Nigerians are tired of stomaching his frequent support for perceived dehumanization by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS).

This has triggered the annoyance of Nigerians on Twitter to report the policeman in their thousands so that his account can be suspended.

Here is an example of his thought that has angered Nigerians:

Here are some tweets from Nigerians about the report of Shogunle:

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