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Mike entered #BBNajia house unknown to most Nigerians, but known in the athletics scene.

We've received messages why we shouldn't encourage his stay & we should stick with our norm of athletes news.

Here's a thread on why his stay is important for the Nigerian athletics brand:
Mike is arguably the most disciplined housemate in #BBNaija2019

He has proven so far that one of the key characteristics of being an athlete, which is discipline rubs off on your everyday life.

He's not faking it, it's what his body has undergone different training to adapt to.
Sports + Entertainment = Sports Business.

To make money in sports, there has 2be an infusion of entertainment.
Mike is proving the fact that u're into sports, doesn't mean u can't try other things.

He's a CEO, an elite prof athlete & now an entertainer. We need more of his kind
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I have read the recent blog by @seaningle about "how to solve the transgender athlete impasse" and I have a number of thoughs. Sean is a good reporter, but I think its important to voice these concerns in good faith. (long thread) Here is the blog: theguardian.com/sport/blog/201…
1. I think using Feagaiga Stowers as a narrative device is really out of line here, especially because none of Stowers' words are used in the story and an assumption about how she feels is used to set up the entire article. I get it creates a narrative, but it does not feel right
Stowers is an 18 year old weightlifter from Samoa who will almost certainly be a medal contender at #Tokyo2020. She came in second to Hubbard at the Pacific Games after winning gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She's very good and has a long career ahead of her.
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🌟It is Friday! Does anyone want to take a closer look at the Paralympic sport pictograms featuring Someity? 🌟 @Tokyo2020
Someity's name comes from someiyoshino, a popular cherry blossom variety! Someity is a cool character with tactile sensors and super powers. It can send and receive messages telepathically using the cherry blossom antennae on both sides of its face! pictogram of someity with cherry blossom chequered top
Someity can also fly using its ichimatsu-pattern cloak. It is usually quiet, but it can exhibit great power when necessary. It embodies Paralympic athletes that demonstrate superhuman power. It has a dignified inner strength and it also loves nature.
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Let's hit Japan hard and make them rethink their decision to leave the IWC and resume whaling. Join us in protesting the @RugbyWC_2019 and @Tokyo2020. 💥🐋 @iwc_int @rugbyworldcup @Olympics
We urge Japan to cease whaling and rejoin the IWC. Until they do, we will be officially protesting the @rugbyworldcupjp which starts on 20th Sept 2019. @Tokyo2020 will follow. Expect disruptions. Pic: @ArchieTaplin #whales #Japanwhaling
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I’m an avid history geek 🤓 and I got this idea from @GippersChutzpah!
My follower count is currently stuck in the mid ages. I’ll tweet some Jewish history milestones from along the years, according to my follower count. So come on, I’m 4 followers short of the first story...
On 13/12/1204, Moshe Ben Maimon AKA #Maimonides (Greek) and Ha’Rambam (Hebrew), died at 69 in Egypt.
A Philosopher, Physician, Astronomer and one of most important #Jewish Scholars of all times.
Buried in Tiberias @Israel, upon final request to be buried in the ancient homeland
WOW! 3 followers away from yet another milestone of #JewishHistory!
So far we learned about some pogroms 😠(1171 France, 1190 England) and Maïmōnídēs dying 😢(1204 Egypt).
JewishHistory is filled with sorrow and darkness but it gets better in the 2nd half of the 20th century 😉
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THREAD ⬇ It's the end of an era for the world's most famous fish marketplace as Tokyo’s Tsukiji market is leaving the location it’s occupied for 83 years.

Tictoc takes a look some of its historic moments
MORE: The world's oldest and biggest fish market, Tsukiji literally translates as “constructed land.” In 1923 the Great Kanto Earthquake destroyed much of central Tokyo, along with the Nihonbashi fish market. In 1935 the market was relocated to its current site near Ginza
MORE: Today, Tsukiji will begin the move from its current spot near the upmarket Tokyo shopping area of Ginza to a location that used to house a gas house close to Tokyo Bay-- a move under discussion since 2001
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