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In Indonesia, basketball players fix games ‘to pay their salaries’

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It is the graft-riddled country's first-known basketball fixing case

Eight Indonesian pro-basketball
players and a team official have been banned for life over match
fixing, the league said Thursday, reportedly to help their cash-strapped
squad pay salaries. The members of
Siliwangi Bandung, one of a dozen teams in the Indonesian Basketball
league, were given the boot this week for throwing at least four games
last season.

It is the graft-riddled
country’s first-known case of basketball fixing, although there have
been numerous instances of similar cheating in Indonesia’s most popular
sports football and badminton.
“What they did is intolerable,” Indonesia Basketball League commissioner Hasan Gozali said in a statement Thursday.
Local
media said the players — who were not receiving their full pay —
cheated so gamblers could bet on the outcome of the games, with the team
taking a cut of the proceeds.
It is not clear how much money the scheme raised.
Danny Kosasih,
chairman of the Indonesian Basketball Federation, which has suspended
the nine for between two and five years, would not comment on why the
players cheated.
“If someone stole money because he could not buy food, would you call him innocent?” he said.
“Someone gave us recordings of conversations about the match-fixing plan. We confronted the players and they confessed,” Kosasih added.
Former team owner, Dennis Depriadi, acknowledged the team struggled financially.
“Our cash flow was in trouble because several payments [from sponsors] were not made on schedule,” he told AFP.
Siliwangi,
based in the city of Bandung southeast of Jakarta, won just four out of
14 games in their last season, making it one of the league’s
worst-performing teams.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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