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2019 Grammys: the complete list of winners

It was a strong year for women in general, with Cardi B becoming the first solo woman to win Best Rap Album, and Brandi Carlile winning three in the Americana categories.

Spotify to now let artists directly upload their music to the platform

Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform instead of through a label or digital aggregator.
Cardi B suffered an eye injury after attempting to fight Nicki Minaj at a New York Fashion Week event on Friday. Shutterstock

Cardi B injured after fight with Nicki Minaj at New York party

Cardi B suffered an eye injury after attempting to fight Nicki Minaj at a New York Fashion Week event on Friday.
National Theatre

Nigeria must revamp national theatre to boost tourism revenue – Jumia chief

The managing director of Jumia’s hotel and flight booking services, Omolara Adagunodo, has urged the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Information and Culture, to redirect its attention to revamping one of Nigeria’s oldest tourism products - the National Theatre, adding that, it will yield massive revenue for the tourism sector.

Police stop planned protest over social media tax

The Ugandan police on Monday said it will not allow a planned demonstration against a recently imposed government tax on the use of social media and mobile money transactions in the east African country.
President Buhari receives in audience President Emmanuel Macron of France in State House on 3rd July 2018

Emmanuel Macron urges Nigerian youths to join politics

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Nigerian youths to get involved with politics to change the narrative of the country.

Myma Belo-Osagie joins American Academy of Arts and Science

Myma Adwowa Belo-Osagie, senior partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie Law Firm, has been elected an international honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Nigerian food takes backseat at ‘Nigerian Flavour’ festival

Indigenous Nigerian foods were overshadowed by foreign meals at the ‘Nigerian Flavour’ festival in Abuja on Saturday.

US entertainment festival SXSW to host first ever Africa House

The Temple Management Company is collaborating with US-based PR firm, Insider, to stage the first ever Africa House at the South By South West (SXSW).

Federal govt will completely dismantle Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

The federal government says it is developing narratives and communication strategies to completely dismantle and neutralise the Boko Haram violent ideology and messages.

Tanzania’s ‘dictator’ president threatening national unity – Catholic bishops

The Catholic Church of Tanzania denounced the violations of democratic principles and freedom of expression by the government of President John Magufuli, accusing him of endangering “national unity” in a pastoral letter published on Sunday.

North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang where they will join South Korean teammates as they march together at the opening ceremony, organisers say.

North and South Korea to form joint Olympic team

North and South Korea are to form their first joint Olympic team and march together at the opening ceremony, Seoul says.

Former US ambassadors write Donald Trump over ‘shithole’ slur

The ripples generated by President Donald Trump’s alleged disparaging comments continued on Tuesday with 78 former United States Ambassadors who served in Africa writing the president to remind him about the continent’s great exploits and potentials.

Invisible Borders at Photography Museum

The tendency among photographers and artists to join forces has grown over recent years, in all kinds of places around the globe.

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People carry flowers to lay below the statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. (AP Photo-Jon Chol Jin)

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim’s father in freezing cold

The Day of the Shining Star dawned bitterly cold in Pyongyang. But thousands of North Koreans lined up in temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius on Saturday to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong Il on his birthday.

10 dead, 15 injured in Maiduguri attacks

Ten people have lost their lives including two suicide bombers when insurgents attacked Maiduguri.
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned public officials, particularly those elected and appointed into office, that they must keep public trust or leave.-1

President Buhari expresses disappointment over postponed elections

President Muhammadu Buhari who is also the All Progressives Congress candidate for the presidential election has expressed disappointment over the postponement of the general elections.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

Election postponement: BMO demands resignation of INEC chairman

The Buhari Media Organisation has accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, of dereliction of duty and is demanding his resignation.
Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Roman Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said on Saturday.