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Drake's "Scorpion" Shatters Spotify Opening Day Streaming Record: 132 million streams

With approximately 132 million streams, it comes in miles ahead of Post Malone's previous record. Drake's Scorpion is breaking records one day after release. The double album, which features 25 tracks from the Toronto rapper, has reportedly shattered the opening day streaming record previously held by Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys . According to Music Business Worldwide, who has tabulated stats based on, Drake's new project has earned approximately 132 million worldwide streams in its first day, which puts it miles ahead of Malone's 78 million. Scorpion currently occupies the top 23 spots on the Spotify U.S. song charts. It holds the top 12 spots on the worldwide charts, with XXXTentacion's "SAD!" interrupting at No. 13 before 5 more Drake songs appear at No. 14 through 18. According to the same report, it appears Drake has also broken the record for most first-day singles streams

President George Weah conferred honorary Doctorate degree

Cuttington University College in Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia, Friday conferred a honorary Doctorate Degree on President George Manneh Weah for his good work since assuming the presidency of Liberia. Delivering the commencement speech on the university’s main campus, President Weah told graduates that patience and perseverance are essential to overcoming the challenges of life and achieving success in any endeavor. President Weah said people fail in life not because they are not good or up to the task, but because they lack the patience to continue. Alluding to his past experiences, the Liberian leader said in his keynote address at the 57th Commencement on Friday that he became a better person by making his past experiences his lesson.  He gave a vivid description of what ought to be a clear-cut solution to achieving success as well as overcoming life’s challenges.   "Dream big, work hard, learn from their failures and persevere so as to be successful in life,&q

Nigerian actress, Yetunde Akilapa caught stealing in Magodo

 Popular Nollywood actress, Yetunde Akilapa was again caught on Wednesday trying to gain entry into a house in Magodo Shangisha, Lagos, with some master keys. “Akilipa was arrested this afternoon with a bunch of master keys, while trying them on the door of a house in Magodo, not knowing that one of the occupants was around. She has since been handed over to the police after being battered a bit,” said @Instablog9ja which broke the news. And this comes barely three years after she was caught breaking into a beauty store in Yaba, Lagos, with a master key, carting away some iphones and iPads. The actress was brutally beaten up and handed over to the police. 

Joe Jackson, Father to Michael and Janet, Dies of Pancreatic Cancer at 89

Joe Jackson, father and early manager of the Jacksons, has died at age 89 on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Joe Jackson, father and music manager of the Jackson 5, has died at age 89 a source close to the family tells CNN. He passed away early Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, family sources told TMZ. There have been multiple reports of Jackson's failing health in recent weeks. Jackson's son Jermaine told the Daily Mail, "He’s very, very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside — that’s our only intention in his final days." 

The curse of the World Cup Winners Continues: Germany crashes out of World Cup

It's the curse!!! 1998: France wins world cup 2002: France out in group stage 2006: Italy wins world cup 2010: Italy out in group stage 2010: Spain wins world cup 2014: Spain out in group stage 2014: Germany wins world cup 2018: Germany out in group stage Germany became the third straight reigning champion to be knocked out in the group stage at the next World Cup -- following Italy and Spain -- after it was beaten 2-0 by South Korea in Group F.   It was only the second time in Germany's storied World Cup history that it had failed to progress from the first round and the last occurrence came in 1938.  South Korea made it 2-0 Germany 

Argentina Advances, Fashionable Nigeria Goes Home 1-2

    Argentina 2-1 Nigeria Marcos Rojo scored a stunning late goal against Nigeria to rescue Argentina's World Cup, progressing from Group D alongside Croatia to set up a last-16 match against France. Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the tournament in the first half but Victor Moses equalised shortly after half-time to put the South Americans on the brink of an exit before Rojo's late strike. In the other match, Croatia beat Iceland 2-1 to top the group with nine points  

ICE Deports Liberian human rights violator Charles Cooper

A Liberian national, who served as a bodyguard to former Liberian President Charles Taylor and was a member of a paramilitary police unit called the Secret Security Service (SSS), was returned to Liberia on June 19 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers.  An ICE investigation revealed that prior to coming to the United States, Cooper, while a member of the SSS and the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, was directly involved in the persecution of civilians in Liberia. “This individual is a human rights violator.  He was a member of an organization known for setting fires to whole villages, and it is because of the diligence of ICE and its officers that this man is no longer living comfortably within our communities,” said Thomas Decker, field office director for ERO New York.  “It is important to note that the safety of the public is our top priority, and ICE continues to target criminal aliens ta

The 29 countries that approve of Trump over Obama

US President Donald Trump has proven a divisive leader not only at home, but also abroad. Polling organisation Gallup asked groups of about 1,000 people in more than 100 countries if they approved of the president's leadership in 2016, when Barack Obama was president, and in 2017, after Mr Trump came to power. In the vast majority of countries, approval ratings fell after Mr Trump was elected. There were large falls among traditional allies like Canada (down 40 per cent) and the UK (down 26 per cent). Australians approve of Mr Trump 31 per cent less than they did Mr Obama. But approvals climbed in 29 countries, including Liberia (up 17 per cent), Israel (up 14 per cent) and Russia (up 6 per cent). Views on US leadership fell in most countries after Trump's election Per cent change in approval ratings for US president between 2016 and 2017 Countries where approval rose Russia +6% Palestinian Territories