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Thursday, March 21, 2019

PDP’s Atiku Reveals How INEC Reduced His Votes In 31 States (Full Results)

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party in last month’s Presidential election, says data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed how his votes were reduced in 31 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
reports that Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria, made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal.
the PDP Presidential candidate said he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari with 1,615,302 votes.
Abubakar said data from INEC server showed that he actually polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, who had 16,741,430 votes.
 However, reports that the result declared by INEC from the 36 states and the FCT, showed that Buhari polled 15,191,847, while Abubakar came second with 11,262,978 votes.
The petitioner said smart card readers deployed by the commission, in addition to accreditation, equally transmitted electronically the results of voting from polling units directly to INEC’s server.
According to the petitioner, the commission published numbers of registered voters before the election but recorded a totally different figure in its Form EC8D (A).
A breakdown of the 174-page document showed the electronic collation of results state by state as of February 25, showed that the Presidential canidate recorded 664,659 votes in the electronic results from the server in Abia state, against the 219,698 votes recorded by the commission.
According to the document, Abubakar had 646,080 votes in Adamawa, instead of 410,266; Akwa Ibom 587,431 votes, instead of 395,832; Anambra 823, 668 votes, instead of 524,738; Bayelsa 332, 618 votes, instead of 197, 933; Benue 529,970 votes, instead of 356, 817; Borno 281,897 votes, instead of 71, 788; Cross River 572, 220 votes, instead of 295, 737 recorded by the commission.
In other states, the document said the PDP Presidential candidate socred 778,369 votes in Delta, instead of 594, 068; in Ebonyi 565, 762 instead of 258, 573; Edo 677,937, instead of 275,691; Enugu 698,119 instead of 355,553; FCT 419,724 against 259,997; Gombe 684,077 against 138,484; Imo 485,627 against 334,923; Jigawa 539,522 against 289,895; Kaduna 961,143 against 649,612; Kano 522,889 against 391,593; Katsina 160,203.
Kebbi 493,341 against 154,282; Kogi 504,308 against 218,207; Kwara 353,173 against 138,184; Lagos 1,103,297 against 448,015; Nasarawa 344,421 against 283,847; Niger 576,308 against 218,052; Ogun 438,099 against 194,655; Ondo 451,779 against 275,901; Oyo 527,873 against 366,690; Sokoto 552,172 against 361,604; Taraba 442,380 against 374,743; Yobe 306,841 against 50,763 and Zamfara 379,022 against 125,123.
According to the petition, the commission inflated the scores of the party in Osun and Plateau states.
The petition said PDP recorded 337,359 votes in the data available in the server, but the commission credited the party with 337,377 votes; likewise in Plateau, the party garnered 273,031 votes, against the 548,665 recorded by INEC in its final collation.

Can video game music change the way you play?

Sound can be key to gaming success 
both for the game creators and the players. 

It sets the tone, builds drama and rewards good play.

From the simplistic bleeps in the arcade games 
of 40 years ago, to the epic, multi-layered, 
orchestrated scores of today - Mark Savage explores 
how far music has come in the virtual worlds of gaming.

“The coin noise in Mario - I don’t think it’s collecting the coin itself that’s satisfying, 
it’s the sound it makes that makes some little dopamine detonator go off in your head.”

- Charlie Brooker

You can kindly drop your suggestion.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Messi Scores Twice As Barca Progress Barcelona 5 -1 Lyon

Lionel Messi is the second player to score a knockout stage goal in 12 Champions League seasons, after Cristiano Ronaldo (13)


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Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona reached the Champions League quarter-finals for a record 12th consecutive year with a last-16 win over Lyon.
Treble-chasing Barca, who drew 0-0 in the first leg, led when Messi chipped home a penalty.
Philippe Coutinho tapped into an empty net from Luis Suarez's unselfish pass before Lucas Tousart's volley gave Lyon hope.
Messi clinched the game with a run and finish before assisting late strikes from Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele.
Barcelona will discover their quarter-final and potential semi-final opponents on Friday at 11:00 GMT.
Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Juventus, Ajax and Porto are their potential rivals.

Masterclass from magical Messi

The night after his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to help Juventus knock out Atletico Madrid, captain Messi put in a sensational performance of his own as Barca joined the last eight.
He was sublime right from the start as he had a shot saved in the fourth minute after a good Barca move.
He opened the scoring with a cheeky Panenka-style penalty after Jason Denayer clipped Suarez in the box.
Barca looked in control when their two former Liverpool players linked up for a second goal, Coutinho - who was booed by his own fans in Saturday's win over Rayo Vallecano - tapping home from Suarez's pass.
At that stage the La Liga leaders looked in control, but Tousart gave them a fright when he volleyed home after Sergio Busquets' poor headed clearance.
But Messi stepped up when his team needed him, running 30 yards and stepping inside two defenders - including sending Marcelo to the ground - before firing past substitute keeper Mathieu Gorgelin, who should have done better.
It was the 31st time he has scored at least two goals in a Champions League game. The Argentine is this season's joint top scorer on eight with eliminated Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
At that stage they started to pull away and Messi charged forward from the halfway line before squaring it to centre-back Pique, who had come forward in open play looking for a goal, to slide in at the back post.
And late on Messi picked out substitute Dembele who placed the ball through Gorgelin's legs.
Messi has now been involved in at least four goals in five different Champions League matches, including when he hit five against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012.

Lyon's revival short-lived

Lyon, third in France's Ligue 1, were facing a difficult task from the start and could have been 5-0 down in the first half.
But they scored from their first shot on target, as Tousart took the ball down on his chest from Busquets' clearance, leaned back and volleyed the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
At that stage they had chances to go ahead on the away goals rule, with captain Nabil Fekir - back from the ban which ruled him out of the first leg - firing wide and Memphis Depay slipping as he shot.
Lyon manager Bruno Genesio bravely brought on forward Maxwel Cornet for defender Ferland Mendy and seconds later Messi scored the goal to take the game away from them.
To compound their problems, they lost first-choice goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to injury in the first half. He had been injured in a collision with Coutinho, with play held up for five minutes as he received treatment. Lopes tried to play on but came off after conceding a goal by the Brazilian five minutes later.
His replacement, 28-year-old Gorgelin, was making only the 36th first-team appearance of his career, including 18 games at third-division Red Star.
He should have done better for Messi's second and Dembele's late goal.

Match stats - Messi's 62nd home Champions League goal in 61 games

  • Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 30 Champions League home games (W27 D3), the longest ever run in the competition.
  • Lyon's goal was their 200th scored in European Cup and Champions League history, making them the first French side to reach that milestone.
  • Barca have won all four of their Champions League home games against Lyon, by an aggregate score of 15-3.
  • Lionel Messi has scored 62 goals in his 61 Champions League games at the Nou Camp for Barcelona.
  • Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho has scored seven goals in his last 12 Champions League games for Barca and Liverpool combined, having failed to score in any of his first 15 appearances.
  • Messi scored two and assisted two goals in a Champions League game for the very first time.
  • Ousmane Dembele has scored in each of his last four Champions League games at the Nou Camp.
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Shots on Target

World News: MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit

Sarah Newton has quit the government after defying the whips
MPs will vote on Thursday on delaying Brexit after they rejected the idea of leaving the EU without a deal.

In a night of high drama in the Commons, MPs surprised the government and voted by 312 to 308 to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances.
The vote is not binding - under current law the UK could still leave without a deal on 29 March.
On Thursday, MPs will vote on whether to ask the EU for permission to delay the date for departure.
There could be a short extension - or a much longer one - depending on whether MPs backed the prime minister's existing withdrawal deal that has been agreed with the EU by 20 March, the government says.
That means Theresa May could make a third attempt to get her deal through Parliament in the next few days.
That second vote was on a government motion, which said the UK should not leave the EU without a deal on 29 March, but with the option of a no-deal Brexit at any other time.
The government wanted to keep control of the Brexit process, and keep no-deal on the table, so they ordered Conservative MPs to vote against their own motion.
That tactic failed. Government ministers defied those orders and there were claims Theresa May had lost control of her party.
Thirteen government ministers - including Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, Business Secretary Greg Clark, Justice Secretary David Gauke and Scottish Secretary David Mundell - defied the government whips by abstaining in the vote.
Work and pensions minister Sarah Newton voted against the orders of the whips and has now resigned.
Mr Mundell said he backed the PM's deal and had always made clear his opposition to a no-deal Brexit.

Analysis box by Laura Kuenssberg, political editor

In a crisis there can be opportunity.
This is now a crisis - the rules that traditionally have preserved governments are out of the window.
The prime minister has been defeated again. Her authority - if not all gone - is in shreds.
But for Number 10 there's an opportunity too, because MPs will soon be presented with a new choice - back the PM's deal, which has already been defeated twice, or accept the chance of a delay to Brexit.
This isn't the choice of a government that's in control. But the tactic is to make the best of chaos.

Speaking after the result of the vote was read out, Mrs May said: "The options before us are the same as they always have been.
"The legal default in EU and UK law is that the UK will leave without a deal unless something else is agreed. The onus is now on every one of us in this House to find out what that is."
On Thursday, MPs will be asked if they want to delay Brexit until 30 June - to allow the necessary legislation to get through Parliament.
But that is only if MPs back Mrs May's deal by 20 March, the government says.
If they fail to back her deal by then, then the delay could be longer, Mrs May warned MPs, and it could clash with the European Parliament elections in May.
"I do not think that would be the right outcome. But the House needs to face up to the consequences of the decisions it has taken," she said.

Vote results

MPs also voted by 374 to 164 to reject a plan to delay the UK's departure from the EU until 22 May 2019, so that there can be what its supporters call a "managed no-deal" Brexit.
This amendment was known as the Malthouse Compromise - after Kit Malthouse, the government minister who devised it.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that Parliament must now take control of the Brexit process and his party will work across the House of Commons to seek a compromise solution.
A European Commission spokesperson said: "There are only two ways to leave the EU: with or without a deal. The EU is prepared for both.
"To take no deal off the table, it is not enough to vote against no deal - you have to agree to a deal.
"We have agreed a deal with the prime minister and the EU is ready to sign it."