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Burna Boy, Teni, Mr Eazi nominated for BET awards

Nigerian music stars Burna Boy, Teni and Mr Eazi have been nominated in different categories for the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards.
Lemi Ghariokwu

Lemi Ghariokwu: Most Nigeria’s contemporary music evasive of societal realities

A veteran artist, Lemi Ghariokwu, has condemned the lyrical contents of most Nigerian music which he says are very evasive of the realities in our society.

Ghana urges people of African heritage to ‘come home’

Sicley Williams was ready to escape what she found an unfriendly climate in the United States and take a leap of faith, leaving her native Chicago for Ghana.

Psychiatrist wants quick passage of Mental Health Bill

A Psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri, on Friday appealed to the National Assembly to ensure the speedy passage of the Mental Health Bill currently before it.
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, was on Thursday conferred with multiple honours, including honorary citizenship of the State of Georgia in the U.S., the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Ibe Kachikwu bags honorary citizenship, doctorate, other awards in US

Kachikwu was also conferred with honorary doctorate degree by the Trinity International University of Ambassadors, and Keys to the State of South Carolina and City of Stonecrest, State of Georgia.
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Video shows Chicago officer shooting unarmed autistic teen

Newly released surveillance footage shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic black teenager in an incident the police department described as an armed confrontation.

Kanye West is now Ye, but unchanged on backing Donald Trump

Kanye West has decided that he now wants to be called Ye. But on political matters, nothing has changed for the pro-Trump rapper."The being formally (sic) known as Kanye West. I am Ye," he wrote on Twitter.
Fans queued en masse Tuesday to pay their respects to legendary US singer and “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, whose body lay in a golden casket dressed in a ruffled red dress and matching heels in Detroit.

Hundreds pay respects as Aretha Franklin lies in state

Fans queued en masse Tuesday to pay their respects to legendary US singer and “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, whose body lay in a golden casket dressed in a ruffled red dress and matching heels in Detroit.
Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city.

Protests erupt in Chicago after man fatally shot by police

Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city.

ACS: Colon cancer screening should begin at 45

Screening for colon cancer should begin earlier, at age 45 instead of 50, due to an uptick in colorectal tumors among younger people, the American Cancer Society said on Wednesday.

Documentary: Whitney Houston sexually abused as child

An explosive new documentary about the tragic life of Whitney Houston claims the superstar was sexually abused as a child by her cousin, soul singer Dee Dee Warwick.

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille slams his guilty verdict as ‘mob justice’

The wife of Bill Cosby on Thursday slammed as “mob justice” her husband’s conviction by a US jury of sexual assault, attacking the media, prosecutors and his accuser in a tirade-laden statement.

Kanye West provokes fresh backlash calling slavery choice

Rapper Kanye West, on the receiving end of criticism in the music world after backing President Donald Trump, sparked fresh outrage Tuesday when he called slavery “a choice.”

Bill Cosby paid accuser $3.38m, US sexual assault retrial hears

Disgraced US megastar Bill Cosby paid $3.38 million to a former university employee who accused him of sexual assault, a court heard Monday in a dramatic start to the first such celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Martin Luther King Jr: The dream, the man, the legacy

Towards the end of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. lamented that his dream had “turned into a nightmare.”

US police officer fired for killing black man

A white police officer who fatally shot a black man in the southern US state of Louisiana has been fired, a police official said.

Linda Brown who ended US school segregation dies

Linda Brown, who was at the center of the 1950s court battle leading to the desegregation of US public schools, died Monday, the organisation that spearheaded the landmark legal effort said.
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Babatunde Fashola: Nigeria a great country, stop putting it down

Nigerians are in the habit of pulling down their country. One Nigerian recently on Al-Jazeera told African-Americans not to come to Nigeria, because as he wrote, it is a place ‘where dreams die’.

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Ahmad Lawan: APC’s 2023 presidential ticket belongs to South West

Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state chapter, Ahmad Lawan, has declared that South west will produce the next president on the platform of the party in 2023.
Mustapha Audu

Kogi guber: Abubakar Audu’s son set to dump YPP for APC

Barely two months after declaring his intention to contest for Kogi state governorship election on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), son of late Prince Abubakar Audu, Mona Mustapha, may have concluded plan to dump the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has inaugurated 84 units of two-bedroom flat housing for the Nigerian Army at the Wellington Bassey Barracks, 6 Amphibious Battalion, Ibagwa.

Governor Emmanuel inaugurates 84-unit army housing estate

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has inaugurated 84 units of two-bedroom flat housing for the Nigerian Army at the Wellington Bassey Barracks, 6 Amphibious Battalion, Ibagwa.
Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, Governor David Umahi, Senator Obinna Ogba were among other dignitaries who paid their last respect to Late Evang. (Mrs.) Odinakachukwu Okorie.

Governor Umahi, Patience Jonathan, others pay last respect to Mama Okorie

Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, Governor David Umahi, Senator Obinna Ogba were among other dignitaries who paid their last respect to Late Evang. (Mrs.) Odinakachukwu Okorie.

Kaduna Central: Nine PDP witnesses testify as tribunal adjourns siting

A judge, A.H. Suleiman, Chairman, National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, has fixed May 25 to take more witnesses in the petition of Lawal Adamu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kaduna Central senatorial seat.