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Ice Prince is 29 years old

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Ice Prince (Panshak Zamani) is one of Nigeria’s high flying rappers. Born in Jos, Plateau state, Ice Prince developed an interest in music at an early age. He signed to Chocolate City in 2010, and released his first single ‘Oleku’ featuring BrymO the same year. (Chocolate City ) Today is the birthday of Chocolate City rapper Ice Prince. He turns 29 years old today. Ice Prince (Panshak Zamani) is one of Nigeria’s high flying rappers. Born in Jos, Plateau state, Ice Prince developed an interest in music at an early age.After earning a reputation, Ice Prince met M.I and Jesse Jagz. He joined their Loopy Records movement. After moving to Lagos in 2009, Ice Prince’s name started buzzing in the music industry,He signed to Chocolate City in 2010, and released his first single ‘Oleku’ featuring BrymO the same year. The song was a smash hit, and established Ice Prince as a top rapper. His debut album ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ was well received in 2011. His next album ‘Fire of Zamani’

Nigeria Embassy in Beijing officially welcomes singer to China

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Singer Oritsefemi landed in China on October 26 for a concert performance. Yesterday, (October 29), was officially welcomed to the Asian country by the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing. The ‘Double Wahala’ singer shared a picture of him with officials of the embassy. “Now in my lovely NIGERIAN embassy in Beijing china ...mehn this embassy is dope..great well done job...kudos to our gov for the good work.... improvement don dey show face for our matter small small lol” wrote Oritsefemi in the caption.Before leaving to China, released a new set of pictures. The singer who went all out styled in suit, smart casual and traditional looks cleaned up nice Wearing a stylish haircut and tamed facial hair the singer chose a look in vibrant jumper with matching pants paired with white shirt while posing.

Female singer gets loved up with Tekno

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GUESS WHO??? Tekno calls Chidinma his bae (Instagram ) Capital Hill singer Chidinma seems to have something brewing with fast rising singer Tekno. Yesterday (October 29), she shared a picture of her in a tight hug with the ‘Tekno’ singer. It seems Chidinma has fallen for Tekno as she wrote “Me and bae.”                                Chidinma, Tekno (Instagram ) Tekno also shared a video of the two of them fooling around. Chidinma and Tekno look like they have chemistry. Maybe this ‘fling’ might lead to a full blown relationship. If Chidinma really starts dating Tekno it will contradict what she said during her exclusive interview with Onikewide recently. In the interview, Chidinma said she does not fancy celebrity relationships. "I'm actually not a fan of celebrity relationships. I don't know how others feel about it, but for me I am not a big fan of it. I just think it is a lot of headache. You are both in the same line of work. Who calms who?" she said.

UBA Fined $15 Million As Buhari’s Axe Falls Again

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NIGERIA is continuing to show signs that it is being led by a President Muhammadu Buhari who was elected to power on the reputation of a disciplinarian and no-nonsense leader. In the latest revelation, United Bank for Africa Plc, the lender operating in 19 countries on the continent, was penalised by the Central Bank of Nigeria for delays in the transferring of deposits of government institutions to its account with the regulator. The Lagos-based bank received a penalty of 2.9 billion naira ($15 million) or 5% of a balance of the deposits of 58.8 billion naira as of Oct. 15, UBA said Friday in a statement posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange website. The bank’s management are in discussion with the central bank over the penalty, according to the statement. President Muhammadu Buhari and central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele gave lenders until Sept. 15 to move funds for state-owned bodies to the Treasury Single Account at the central bank in a move designed to clamp down on corruptio

Buhari mourns Plateau PDP candidate, Pwajok

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he was saddened over the death of the immediate past senator representing Plateau North senatorial district and Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the April 11, 2015 election, Senator Gyang Pwajok. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President, who received the news of Pwajok’s death in the course of his official engagement in India, extended heartfelt condolences to the deceased’s family, the government and people of Plateau State on the passage of their son. Buhari expressed the belief that Pwajok’s demise is a great loss not only to Plateau State but Nigeria as a whole, given his invaluable contributions to the enthronement of peace in his state and development of the country. “His life touched so many people. He was loved by so many. That is why there is grief all over the state and many parts of the country,” the President said. The President prayed God

African football star Eto'o urges help for "unnoticed" Boko Haram victims

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DAKAR, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa's most decorated footballer Samuel Eto'o has appealed for funding to help people escaping violence in Nigeria and Cameroon and warned that the world is neglecting an escalating humanitarian crisis in West Africa. A six-year campaign by militant group Boko Haram to carve out an Islamist state in northeast Nigeria has killed thousands, uprooted 2.2 million people within the country and driven around 160,000 Nigerians to seek refuge in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Cross-border raids and suicide bombings by suspected Boko Haram forces have displaced more than 80,000 people over the last year in Cameroon's Far North region, which is also home to 60,000 Nigerian refugees who have fled attacks by the militants since the start of 2013. Yet Cameroon's record goal scorer fears the conflict and ensuing displacement are being ignored as global attention remains fixed upon Europe's burgeoning migration crisis. "There are di

ExxonMobil suffers loss, earns $4.2 billion in Q3 2015

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Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced estimated third quarter 2015 earnings of $4.2 billion, or $1.01 per diluted share, compared with $8.1 billion a year earlier. Significantly lower Upstream realizations more than offset higher Downstream and Chemical earnings. Downstream segment earnings nearly doubled from the third quarter of 2014 due to stronger refining margins. Chemical results, comparable with the year-ago quarter, reflect continued strength in product margins and the quality of the company’s product and asset mix. Upstream production volumes increased 2.3 percent, or 87,000 barrels per day, to 3.9 million oil-equivalent barrels per day. Liquids volumes of 2.3 million barrels per day rose 13 percent driven by new developments in Canada, Indonesia, the United States, Angola and Nigeria.

Subscribers, stakeholders slam NCC over N1.04trn fine on MTN

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                                                      Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN Chief Executive  Stakeholders in the telecommunications industry on Friday decried the N1.04 trillion fine imposed on MTN Nigeria by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), saying it did not call for public celebration. They called for a review of the fine so that the Nigeria business environment, particularly the telecommunications sector, would not look scary to potential investors. The stakeholders told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that such fine was capable of crippling the entire business investment in the industry. NAN reports that NCC imposed the fine on MTN for failing to fully deactivate 5.2 million subscribers with unregistered and incomplete SIM card details on its networks within the stipulated deadline. According to NCC regulations, the fine was based on N200,000 per unregistered subscriber. NCC gave MTN up till Nov. 16 to pay the fine. Mr Gbenga Adebayo, the Chairman, Associat

BVN;CBN Warns against disclosure of account details

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                                                Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday urged bank customers to be wary of individuals alerting them on the deactivation of their bank accounts due to uncompleted Bank Verification Number (BVN). This is contained in statement by Mr Ibrahim Mu’ azu, Director, Corporate Communications of the CBN posted on the apex bank’s website. The statement gave example of the message as “Dear customers, due to the new BVN policy of the CBN your account have been deactivated and to reactivate call…’’. “The Central Bank of Nigeria wishes to warn individuals and the general public that those messages are intended to lure bank account holders to reveal their personal details with which the fraudsters could use to defraud them,’’ it said. The statement warned the public that neither the CBN and deposit money banks nor their employees or agents would ever call bank customers or send e-mail/text messages requesting for pass

32 Imams Petition ICPC, Accuse former Council Chairman of Diverting Allowances

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Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto No fewer than 32 Imams, deputy Imams and muezzins of Jumu'at mosques in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto state on Friday petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission(ICPC) in respect of their allowance that was allegedly diverted by the immediate past Chairman of the area council, Alhaji Umar Muhammad Wali. The petition was signed by the spokesman of the Imams, Kabiru Shehu Tsamiya, a copy of which was made available to THISDAY in Sokoto, Friday. According to the petitioners, the Sokoto state government, through the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, had in 2011 directed that all imams, deputies and muazzims in the state should be paid monthly allowances. It noted that imams, their deputy and muazzims serving in the local government areas were to be paid N20,000, N15,000 and N10,000 respectively every month. The petitioners stated that imams, deputy and muazzims serving in the villages were also entitled to N10,000

21,105 cases pending in Edo courts – CJ

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Alexander Okere, Benin No fewer than 21,105 cases, consisting civil and criminal matters, are currently pending in ‎different courts in the Edo State judiciary, the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Cromwell Idahosa, has said. Justice Idahosa disclosed this during a special session to mark the opening of the 2015/2016 Legal Year in Benin on Friday. In his assessment of the previous legal year, he explained that the figure, from the case flow in the various courts across the state, comprised a total of 8,717 cases at the civil and criminal divisions of the Federal High Court, 4,605 cases in the magistrates’ court while the special courts and Customary Court of Appeal had 4,367 and 3,416 pending cases respectively. The Chief Judge stated that 16,061 cases were carried over from the 2013/2014 legal year to the year under review. He noted that a total of ‎8,668 cases were disposed of out of a total of 29,773 cases filed at the different courts for determination, with the sum of N113,96

Asset declaration: Court dismisses Saraki’s appeal against CCT

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                                                       SENATE PRESIDENT The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, challenging the legality of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him for alleged false declaration of assets. The court’s three-man panel led by Adumein Moore dismissed the Senate President’s argument that the CCT has no constitutional jurisdiction to handle the criminal charges preferred against him. “The CCT is a court of criminal jurisdiction, albeit with limited jurisdiction. “The immediate question is whether it is a court or not. There is no inherent difference between a court and a tribunal. The only difference is that tribunals in most cases handle special cases. “The tribunal has power to impose sanctions according to the law. It is a court with specific criminal jurisdiction,” the court said.

Christian Woman Beaten To Death By Muslims For Preaching Gospel

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A Christian woman has been beaten to death in Uganda by a mob of Muslims because she and her family had not heeded their warning to stop preaching the gospel. Her brother-in-law was killed last month for the same reason. Mamwikomba Mwanika, a mother of eight children, was taken from her home in Kalampete village in Kibuku District and killed last week. She opened the door of her home to a mob of Muslims who demanded to see her husband, also a Christian, saying: “Your husband has followed the religion of his brother, and we had warned you people to stop these activities, but our message has landed on deaf ears.” Mwanika’s husband, George Mwanika, was not at home which angered the mob. His brother, Samson Nfunyeku, was killed in the same village last month for debating with Islamic scholars. Mwanika’s 13-year-old daughter said “the mob then “dragged our mother outside the house as she screamed and cried for help.” She was later found in a pool of blood about 100 metres from her home by

Buhari’s Nigeria cracks whip again; after MTN fine and Stanbic directors' suspension, now banker UBA hammered

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UBA is the fourth major company to run foul of Nigerian regulators this week – fined $15m for failing to meet president and central bank's deadline. NIGERIA is continuing to show signs that it is being led by a President Muhammadu Buhari who was elected to power on the reputation of a disciplinarian and no-nonsense leader. In the latest revelation, United Bank for Africa Plc, the lender operating in 19 countries on the continent, was penalised by the Central Bank of Nigeria for delays in the transferring of deposits of government institutions to its account with the regulator. The Lagos-based bank received a penalty of 2.9 billion naira ($15 million) or 5% of a balance of the deposits of 58.8 billion naira as of Oct. 15, UBA said Friday in a statement posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange website. The bank’s management are in discussion with the central bank over the penalty, according to the statement. President Muhammadu Buhari and central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele gave le

Nigeria's central bank weakens naira FX peg at interbank

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LAGOS Oct 30 (Reuters) - Nigeria's central bank weakened its exchange rate peg to 197 to the dollar on the interbank market on Friday, down from 196.97 on Monday, traders said. Traders said the regulator set the new rate for market closing price on Thursday, making this the 11th adjustment since the bank introduced tight currency controls in February. The central bank has resorted to adjusting the rate on the local currency since pegging it to the dollar in February and abolishing two-way naira quotes to help conserve forex reserves. Traders said the present method of exchange rate fixing has led to an erosion of the country's forex reserves, which stood at $30.13 billion as of Oct. 27, down from $30.38 billion a month earlier. The central bank has resisted calls to further devalue the naira in the face of a plunge in vital oil revenues. But the bank has continued to intervene periodically to provide forex liquidity support for the local currency. It also sells dollars twice-

Nigerian senate president loses bid to halt corruption trial

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Abuja - Nigeria's court of appeal on Friday threw out a bid from the country's senate president to stop his corruption trial for alleged false declaration of assets. The three-member panel dismissed the appeal from Bukola Saraki that the Code of Conduct Tribunal was not properly constituted and lacked competence to hear the proceedings. As leader of the upper chamber of parliament, Saraki is Nigeria's third most senior politician behind President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The case is being seen as a litmus test for Buhari's governing All Progressives Congress (APC), who came to power in May on a vow to crack down hard on corruption. Saraki was arraigned last month before the tribunal on a 13-count charge alleging false declaration of assets while he was governor of the north central state of Kwara. He denied the charges and the case was adjourned pending the appeal. Saraki's lawyer, Mahmud Mogaji, told the judges on Friday they will challe

Nigeria: AI's New Report Blames Shell, Exposes Failure to Clean Niger-Delta Oil Spills

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By Senator Iroegbu The Amnesty International (AI) and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) will launch a new report exposing what it described as Shell's blatantly false statements about its efforts to clean up oil spills in the Niger Delta next week. The Press Officer, AI Nigeria, Mr. Eulette Ewart, said in a statement on Thursday, that despite promising to act on a 2011 United Nations Environmental Programme report exposing shocking levels of pollution caused by oil spills, 'Clean it up: Shell's failure to tackle oil spills in Nigeria' documents that Shell has either not cleaned up or has done it so badly that oil still pollutes the land. Ewart noted that "as part of Amnesty International's Clean it Up campaign the organisation is calling on Shell to fix the damage that has devastated local communities for decades". He said the report titled: 'Shell's broken promises', was being published ahead of the 20th annive

PPPRA issues fuel allocation for Q4 despite payment concerns

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has issued allocations for imports of some 1.8 million tonnes of petrol for the fourth quarter, despite concerns over the federal government’s ability to pay for outstanding subsidy payments, Reuters reports. The provisional figure, issued individually to companies this week, is on par with the final tally the PPPRA issued for the third quarter. But traders said only 50-60 percent of those allocations were filled as companies struggled to access the financing they need due to the delayed subsidy payments.

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful friend on earth!........30/10/15..HBD_DAMI

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Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning, and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. You’re a very special person. May today and all of your days be amazing!On this special day of your life, I hope you get all whatever you have ever desired to have. I wish you all the world happiness, may you enjoy this amazing day as much as you can. A very happy birthday to my best friend, may you have a fabulous one,Because today is a special day, sending birthday wishes simply wouldn’t do, so I’m sending you a day when all of your dreams come true, and a year that means the most to you,Congratulations on being even more experienced. I’m not sure what you learned this year, but every experience transforms us into the people we are today. Happy Birthday... BEAUTIFUL DIVA                                            Onikewide to U....HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAMI 

Lol. Y'all need to read this! Crazy girl on twitter narrates about their hoeism

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This story is trending on America twitter. It's hilarious! Read her tweets after the cut...
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The team, led by Ethiopia’s Deputy Director, Ethiopian Food Medicines and Healthcare and Control Authority, EFMHACA, Mr. Dawit Dikasso Dilbeto, has begun a working tour of NAFDAC facilities nationwide. Addressing journalists shortly after the tour of NAFDAC facilities in Lagos, Dilbeto explained that the aim of their visit was solely to understudy NAFDAC’s activities in terms of inspection, monitoring, capacity building and experience sharing, among others. Dilbeto, who testified that he was impressed with the development in NAFDAC regulatory system, said Ethiopia had been following recent developments in Nigeria’s food and medicine regulatory system in the last two years. He said: “In the last two years, we have found that Nigeria is the best place to share experience. Ethiopia is now expanding in population and we need to expand our operations as regards regulatory processes in terms of food and medicines in order to protect our population.” “From Nigeria we are expecting a lot of

Pics: Ahmed Mazloum Lebanese Nigerian climbs the top of Mount Kilimanjaro

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Ahmed Mazloum Lebanese Nigerian from Warri Delta state who is the MD of Unitop services recently reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. As challenging as the Zenith of the tallest mountain in Africa is, Ahmed finished the climb. Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro annually only about two-thirds are successful. Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres above sea level, it is ranked the 4th tallest among the 7 summits in the world and is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania. Check his Instagram page for more pictures @mr.mazloum

Custom officer and wife arrested for buying twin newborn babies for N500,000

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An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service simply identified as Azeez and his wife have been arrested by the Ogun State Police for allegedly buying a set of 4 day-old twin babies for N500,000 in the Sango Ota, Ogun state. According to Punch Metro the couple were arrested by the Sango Police Division last Thursday and the babies have since been recovered from them and the couple have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Command headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta. A police source said: “The incident happened last Thursday. The police got a tip-off that the couple had gone to Ibadan, Oyo State, to buy twin babies for N500,000. We then moved in on them and discovered it was true. The twins were just four days old on the day of the arrest. We have not seen the parents yet. Azeez said in his statement that he and his wife already had a child together but they had tried to have a second child for 23 years and so they decided to purchase the twins. The suspec

Photos: 9yr old boy survives after a car hits and threw him 6 metres in the air

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Nur Aidil Hakim Mohammad, 9, miraculously walked away with only a few scratches after he was knocked by a car and flew six metres in the air at Jalan Permatang Pauh, Indonesia, on Sunday October 25. In the footage, Mohammad was seen running across the road before being knocked by a Toyota Altis. He was thrown in the air and landed some six meters away. Miraculously, the only injuries he sustained were a few scratches on his body and his head. The car driver had been recording his journey from Seberang Jaya to Mak Mandin and caught the entire incident in a 1 minute 2 second video footage, which has since gone viral on social media. Comments poured in, with many netizens commenting on the incredible luck of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Permatang Pauh pupil. The incident, however, has traumatised Aidil, who confessed that he did not dare watch the video. He said during the incident, he and a friend named Azim, had been trying to cross to get to a river on the other side of the road.

David beckham shows off tattoos inspires by his loved ones

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This adorable drawing by david beckham's only daughter harper, was tattooed on david's hand and he proudly showed it off on his IG page . He also got another one inspired by his sons. more photo after the cut...

Beyonce writes an ode to Nicki Minaj crowning her the Queen of Rap

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Lil Kim, Missy Elliot won't like this but whether they like it or not, Queen Bey has spoken. In a video posted two days ago by Beyonce, the singer sang a song for the rapper, praising her rap skills and describing how they meet in a cover of Prince's 1984 cut, 'Darling Nikki' "I met this girl named Nicki, I guess you could say she was the rap queen / I met her in the studio lobby but her booty looked bigger in the magazines / She said, 'B will you jump on this song of mine?' / How could I resist when I heard little Nicki rhyme" Beyonce sang before she broke into tiny giggles. Nikki shared the video and wrote; "Bey has spoken, "#RapQueen, #QueenBey, #BayBey. Still have the #Tidal. Kisses to all my queens.". Listen to the song after the cut...

Check out Cristiano Ronaldo's latest boots (photos)

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The latest offering in the Nike Mercurial Vapor range pays tribute to the island of Madeira where Cristiano Ronaldo was born. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner grew up on the islands of Madeira - and the new boots feature lava-style print in homage to Ronaldo's roots. The latest CR7 boots are  named Savage Beauty. More photos after the cut...

Photos: Buhari meets with some of his old coursemates in India

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President Buhari who is currently in India, met with some of his coursemates he attended the Defence Services Staff college in Wellington, India in 1973. They met at the LALIT Palace Hotel in New Delhi India today October 28th. More photos after the cut...

KYLIE JENNER MY BODY SELLS ... Leggings Too!!! Read more: http://www.dopeyonikeno1.blogspot.com/2015/10/28/kylie-jenner-dead-sports-leggings/#ixzz3psdID0dl

Kylie Jenner's body is like a Times Square billboard .... slap something on it and everyone will notice. Dead Studios   is the latest beneficiary. The company sent Kylie a bunch of free swag, including a pair of their Dead Sports leggings. Brand director Sam Moore tells TMZ, sales went through the roof in a matter of hours after Kylie posted photos showcasing the tights. Moore says the company made a month's worth of profits in 24 hours. The craziest part, they say they don't have an endorsement deal with Kylie.  Safe to say Kylie will be getting more free swag.  Read more:   http://www.tmz.com/2015/10/28/kylie-jenner-dead-sports-leggings/#ixzz3psdVuh

TYSON BECKFORD Chris Brown Is ... DEAD TO ME

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Tyson Beckford ain't forgiving and he DAMN sure isn't forgetting that   Chris Brown   and his crew threatened his life -- and he just made that crystal clear. We got Tyson at LAX Wednesday morning on his way outta town, and we asked if he and Chris were cool now. After all ... it's been 5 months since Chris got heated about Tyson and   Karrueche Tran  hanging out   together in Vegas . You gotta see how TB's face changes -- he's definitely not amused by Chris' antics or the possibility of reconciliation. Bonus:   Tyson talks about his sex life, and his lack of it! Or so he claims. We ain't buyin' it. Read more:   http://www.dopeyonikeno1.blogspot.com/2015/10/28/tyson-beckford-chris-brown-beef/#ixzz3pscEyUyh