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Nigerian professionals take black women’s advancement to UN

The African Women on Board (AWB) will on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York launch its global movement to project the advancement of women of African heritage.
Yemi Alade, one of Africa’s most creatively and commercially successful artists, has signed a global licensing agreement with Universal Music Africa (UMA) – Universal Music Group’s west African affiliate – in partnership with Universal Music France (UMF).

Universal Music signs Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade, one of Africa’s most creatively and commercially successful artists, has signed a global licensing agreement with Universal Music Africa (UMA) – Universal Music Group’s west African affiliate – in partnership with Universal Music France (UMF).

South Korea’s Supreme Court orders retrial for ex-leader Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s top court on Thursday set aside former President Park Geun-hye’s convictions in the sprawling scandal that saw her ousted from power and ordered the case to be heard again.
Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest: I wish I was from Nigeria

Award-winning South African rapper, Refiloe Maele Phoolo popularly known as Cassper Nyovest, has taken to social media to shower encomium on Nigerian Music Industry.
Secular opposition Republican People’s Party ‘CHP’ candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on June 22, 2019. – Voters in Istanbul will take part in a re-run of the mayoral election on June 23, after a vote in March was annulled over alleged irregularities. Local elections around Turkey on March 31 showed the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained the most popular overall, but it suffered a shock defeat in Istanbul, as well as losing the capital Ankara. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Ekrem Imamoglu: Turkey’s rising political star

A softly-spoken football fan and former district mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, seems to have come from nowhere to become a figurehead of the long-suffering Turkish opposition.
Francesca Tilley-Gyado

Nigerian filmmaker shortlisted for Cannes’s ‘short film’ competition

Nigerian filmmaker Francesca Tilley-Gyado has been selected for the prestigious Short Film Competition at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival scheduled to be held from 14 to 25 May 2019.
Mo Salah

Time releases list of 100 most influential people of 2019

This year’s list is divided into four categories namely; pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons.
Pius Adesanmi

Hundreds pay tribute to Pius Adesanmi in Lagos

Hundreds of Nigerians and foreigners on Sunday graced the interdenominational commiseration service to pay tributes to the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor and writer, Pius Adesanmi,
Pius Adesanmi

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Hundreds pay tributes to late Pius Adesanmi in Lagos

Hundreds of Nigerians and foreigners on Sunday graced the interdenominational commiseration service to pay tributes to the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor and writer, Prof. Pius Adesanmi,
Drake

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).

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NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government cooperating with ICC on Northeast insurgency

The Federal Government is cooperating with the International Criminal Court on the preliminary examination into issues related to insurgency in the North-East, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday.
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki fires all political appointees in local councils

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has sacked all local government political appointees – Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Secretary to Local Government and Supervisory Councillors – in the state.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

We will not reach 80% revenue performance for 2019 – minister

Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, says the nation will not be able to reach 80 per cent revenue performance for 2019.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Donald Trump orders US troops to leave northern Syria

The Pentagon has begun removing all its troops in northern Syria, a US official said on Monday, after President Donald Trump ordered them to leave in the face of Turkey’s attacks on Kurds in the area.