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Boston Marathon Bombing: Eyewitnesses Recount the Scene as Akin to a War Zone.

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Boston Marathon:An Eyewitness, A Victim, and A War Zone Kinda Image.

Boston Marathon:An Eyewitness, A Victim, and A War Zone Kinda Image.

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An Eyewitness
Not less than three people died and over 130  were injured in what the media has dubbed the “Boston Bombings”. Eyewitnesses described the site as akin to that of a ‘war zone.’
They said smoke filled the streets of the city after the first explosion, then not long enough the second bomb exploded with a loud boom.
Initial report identified the site of the blast to be somewhere close to the Lenox Hotel sometime before 3pm, yards from the finish line.
An eyewitness on recounting the story said: “It was a really loud explosion. It was frightening. One guy’s leg was blown off.
“Another of the injured was screaming ‘My kids, my kids. I need my kids.’
“Mothers were screaming for their children. One guy said to me ‘Did you see down there? They were dead.’”
A 35- year- old trooper from Rhode Island had just finished the race when he heard the blast.
“I started running toward the blast and there were people on the floor,” he said.
“We started grabbing tourniquets and started tying legs. A lot of people amputated…
“At least 25 to 30 people have at least on leg missing, or an ankle missing, or two legs missing.”
Some witnesses recount the discovery of shotgun pellets in their clothing, adding to the evidence of a terror attack.
The images of one of the two blasts as captured on video showed several runners tumbling to the ground as spectators felt the full force of the blast.

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  1. mabel

    April 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    So sad!!!

  2. Ukasha Adamu Marafa

    April 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    This world come to an end, aneywhere in the world were will we go and hidepls. May Allah protect us amen

  3. Ukasha Adamu Marafa

    April 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Violence will not end, This world come to an end, aneywhere in the world were will we go and hide pls. May Allah intervene and protect us from falling a victim of circustance amen

  4. Ukasha Adamu Marafa

    April 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Violence will not end, This world come to an end, aneywhere in the world explosive and bom were will we go and hide pls. May Allah intervene and protect us from falling a victim of circustance amen

  5. Ukasha Adamu Marafa

    April 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Idiot are violating the world, Violence will not end, This world come to an end, aneywhere in the world explosive and bom were will we go and hide pls. May Allah intervene and protect us from falling a victim of circustance amen

  6. Bani Selfa Napoleon

    April 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Then you wonder what this world has turned into. For God’s sake, why would someone be this heartless to cause untold pains to other people who they donot even know or who had never offended them in any way? What points are they trying to drive home? God forgive ’em for they donot know what they have done, and console Your people.

  7. moshood

    April 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Oh! A L L A H heal d world and make it a better place for us to live. . . May Allah heal d pain of the V I C T I M. A M E E N

  8. Anire Michael

    April 17, 2013 at 4:42 am

    This is so ridiculous,I keep wondering of what joy it is to see fellow human race in grief,agony and pool of his/her own blood.Aba Father,this is getin too much.Come to our aid….

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Talented Nigerian Players of the NFL

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The NFL is quickly becoming one of the most popular leagues for Nigerian athletes. Over the last few years, we have seen some immensely talented players from Nigeria, or with Nigerian ancestry, come into the league and take over. While all positions in the sport of American football have benefited, notably there has been a focus on defensive positions from these athletes, with linebackers and defensive ends rising to prominence. Here are some of the most talented Nigerian athletes in the NFL that you need to know.

Jeremiah Attaochu

Jeremiah Attaochu is a 6’3”( 1.91m) outside linebacker who is currently playing for the Denver Broncos. He was a member of the 2014 draft, selected in the 2nd round as pick #50 overall. Attaochu played briefly for several teams like the 49ers and the Jets as he gradually tried to find the perfect fit. Recently, Attaochu has been re-signed by the Broncos on a one-year $1.5 million contract. Clearly, the Broncos liked what he brought to their defensive line.

Since Peyton Manning left the Broncos, the squad has been testing new offensive schemes, but their defense remains very strong. All-star player Von Miller has recently been placed on the injury list, so Attaochu will be called on to perform his best. With his aggressive tackling and limitless gas tank, Attaochu certainly helps bring the Broncos favorable American football odds. The team’s main division rivals are the Kansas City Chiefs who have one of the strongest offenses in the league. Heading into the 2020 season, defense is a priority for the Broncos.

Jeff Okudah

Okudah was born in Texas, USA in 1999 to Nigerian parents, making him one of the youngest players on this list. In the most recent NFL draft, Okudah was one of the most in-demand athletes and was selected #3 overall by the Detroit Lions. In the buildup to his NFL debut he quickly became known as the best cornerback in the entire country, and has proven to be yet another exceptional Nigerian athlete to gr3aduate from Texas universities.

This is excellent news for the Lions, who certainly need all the help they can get on defense. Okudah made his NFL debut this past Sunday, playing against the Green Bay Packers and MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. All things considered, Okudah played well and showed that he can perform at the professional level.

Emmanuel Ogbah

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Ogbah has come a long way on his journey to becoming the standout outside linebacker that he is. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2016 as the #32 overall pick. After two years with the squad, he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he really came into his own as a linebacker.

Ogbah played a big role in the Chief’s 12-4 record while he was active during the 2019 season. His standout performance was during week 3 versus the Baltimore Ravens, when Ogbah sacked quarterback Lamar Jackson 1.5 times. Unfortunately, a pectoral injury ended his exceptional season at game 10, but his efforts ultimately helped the Chiefs get to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. Afterwards, Ogbah signed a two-year $15 million dollar contract with the Miami Dolphins, where he currently helps round out their defense.

Noah Igbinoghene

This young athlete is an exceptionally talented cornerback. He was recently drafted in the first round as #30 overall by the Miami Dolphins. Though he was born in the US, he is of Nigerian descent and lived in the country for part of his life in his earlier years.

Notably, both of his parents were talented athletes in their own right. Igbinoghene’s father not only competed in the Men’s Triple Jump in the 1996 Olympics, but also won a bronze medal at the 1990 Commonwealth games. His mother was a track and field star, and was part of the relay team that won a bronze medal for Nigeria at the 1992 Olympics.

NFL analysts gave the Dolphin’s an A+ for the Igbinoghene pick, saying that he was the right player for their team and helped the Dolphins patch up a weakness on defense. He played well against the Buffalo Bills this past weekend, ultimately blocking many passes that came his way.

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Barcelona Sell Luis Suarez To Atletico Madrid

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Barcelona have sold striker Luis Suarez to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

The transfer was confirmed on Wednesday evening, with Suarez reportedly crying as he left Barcelona’s training grounds for the last time the same day.

“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future,” the statement said.

The club said a “farewell event” would take place for Suarez on Thursday before a press conference.

Suarez leaves Barcelona after six successful years. He scored 198 goals – making him Barcelona’s third top scorer, and won 13 titles.

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Messi and Ronaldo miss out on UEFA Men’s Player of the Year nominations

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No Messi or Ronaldo in UEFA Men’s Player of the Year nominations for first time in 10 years as De Bruyne & Lewandowski battle it out.

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is also in the running for the award, with a new winner set to be announced at the start of October.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been left off the final shortlist for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for first time in 10 years, with Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski set to battle it out for the individual prize.

Ronaldo, who currently plies his trade in Italy with Juventus, has picked up the accolade on three occasions and also has a total of nine nominations to his name, while Barcelona superstar Messi has won it two times and made the final shortlist in six of the last 10 seasons.

Both men have stood out as the best players of their generation for well over a decade, but as they continue to advance into their thirties, an inevitable changing of the guard is beginning to take shape.

News Credit: Goal.com

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