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“Keep Striving to Be the Best” – Maria Sharapova Adresses Graduating Class of 2020 at Rafa Nadal Academy

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives of everybody in the world especially students. They are not going to be able to graduate with all of their friends which is not something they will happy about. This is why Maria Sharapova sent a special message to the graduating class of 2020 at the Rafa Nadal Academy.

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In the video, Maria Sharapova congratulated the graduating class of 2020. And also addressed the current situation as she said,

“I can only imagine that the last few weeks have been extremely challenging being away from your family and friends. And also graduating in this environment must be very different from what you pictured. So, I applaud you for your motivation and your hard work.”

She went on to advise every student from the graduating class of 2020 to be the best they can be as she said,

“I encourage you to keep going and keep striving to be the best in your sport. No matter how many ups and downs you face, no matter how many fears you have, it’s really part of the process and you learn so much about yourself along the way. So keep going, I can’t wait to see where your success takes you.”

Every student would have loved that message from the Russian star who is sadly not playing tennis anymore. She announced her retirement at the start of the year and it came as a surprise to a lot of people as she was just 32 years old.

One of Maria’s main reasons for retiring was her injuries. She had many of them and it started taking a toll on her body towards the end of her career. She actually said that it was a relief to not put her body through that anymore.

The Russian will now be looking forward to a new phase in her life. And many will be hoping that she will be just as successful as she was in tennis.

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Brigadier General Francis Omata has reacted to news making rounds accusing him of ordering the infamous #LekkiMassacre

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Brigadier General Francis Omata has reacted to news making rounds accusing him of ordering the infamous #LekkiMassacre which took place Tuesday evening at Lekki-VI toll gate.

Omata denied the allegations, stating that he was only on the scene to ‘pull back the soldiers’, he also named the officer responsible; one Lt Col S. 0. Bello of the 65 Battalion Bonny camp.

WITHIN NIGERIA reports that General F.O Omata was accused of giving the order to open fire on peaceful protests.

In his defence, the Brigadier General said:

“I didn’t command the soldiers nor was there when shots were fired. I rushed to the scene and arrived about 39 mins after and identified myself and pull back the soIdiers.

The soldiers were from there 65 Battalion Bonny camp led by their commanding officer, Lt Col 8. O. Bello.

My only mistake was that when I got to the scene I was screaming my name to alert the soldiers about my presence and people at the scene picked that up and ran with it”. It was not me.

Lekki-VI toll gate has been the location of the peaceful #EndSARS protest where Nigerian youths are clamouring for an end to SARS, a Nigerian police unit which specializes in Anti Robbery cases.

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