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King Sunny Ade (KSA), said he bought his first guitar when he was 16 years old with personal savings and hid the instrument from his family who did not want him to go into music.

MCSN appoints King Sunny Ade as ‘president’

The Board of the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd/Gte (MCSN) has appointed music maestro, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade as the Honourary President of the Society.
Kayode Ogundamisi on Twitter under the handle @ogundamisi

Guns, blood and Nigeria’s borderless international borders

In 2008 the research topic for my 2nd Masters programme was titled “International Small Arms Regime And The State:” The focus was on Africa and Nigeria.
FILE PHOTO - Johnny Chiang, the newly elected chairman of Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang Party (KMT), speaks during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan March 7, 2020. REUTERS-Fabian Hamacher

Taiwan opposition chief in no rush for China meeting

The leader of Taiwan’s main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) said on Tuesday he is in no rush to travel to China to meet President Xi Jinping, and that Beijing’s proposals to get Taiwan to accept Communist rule had “no market” on the island.
Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu with Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello...

Senator Kalu urges Nigerian government to set up joint security committee

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, has called on federal government to set up a joint committee of representatives of all security forces to help existing commands to fast-track the release of the abducted students in Niger.
The New York district court determined that Stephanie Sinclair offered a “valid sublicense” to use the photograph when she posted it publicly on Instagram.

Instagram adding easier access to support for eating disorders

Instagram says that currently, it tries to blur out potentially triggering content in search results, and it does direct people to generalized crisis support, but it should now direct users to resources specifically designed around eating disorders.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

South-east governors intervene in Governor Uzodinma, Senator Okorocha feud

The South-East Governors Forum has waded into the impasse between the Imo government and the state’s former Governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha.
People take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 16, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar protesters block railway line; U.N. warns against crackdown

Protesters opposed to Myanmar’s military coup blocked train services between Yangon and a southern city on Tuesday, hours after a U.N. envoy warned the army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to the pro-democracy demonstrations.
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has made his Nollywood debut in a new series titled Silent Prejudices (Season 2).

Northern PDP youths task BoT, NWC to meet ex-aviation minister over ‘defection’

A group under the umbrella of Northern People’s Democratic Party Youths has given the PDP’s Board of Trustees (BoT), National Working Committee (NWC) and other stakeholders of the party, a 24-hour ultimatum to parley with Chief Femi Fani-Kayode over his rumoured defection to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Guinea is tracking down people who potentially came in contact with Ebola patients and will rush out vaccines to the area as soon as it can get them, after three people died of the disease, Health Minister Remy Lamah said on Monday.

Guinea tracks potential Ebola contacts, says can overcome new outbreak

Guinea is tracking down people who potentially came in contact with Ebola patients and will rush out vaccines to the area as soon as it can get them, after three people died of the disease, Health Minister Remy Lamah said on Monday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2018 a health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – Photographers for Agence France-Presse scooped up four nominations on February 20, 2019 in the prestigious 2019 World Press Photo of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in April. Kinshasa-based shooter John Wessels bagged two nominations in the General News – Singles category for including a picture taken of a Congolese health worker waiting for a suspected Ebola patient. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

Guinea reports eight Ebola cases including three deaths

Eight people have tested positive for the Ebola virus in southeastern Guinea and three of them have died, Guinean health authorities said, the first possible resurgence of the disease there since the world’s worst outbreak in 2013-2016.

Third case of Ebola in a week discovered in DRC

The case was found in Butembo, a city of over one million people and the epicentre of a major outbreak of the disease that was declared over last June after nearly two years.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

DRC confirms two Ebola cases in resurgence of major outbreak

A 60-year-old woman who died on Wednesday in the district of Biena had a link with a woman who also died after contracting Ebola and was married to a survivor of the previous major outbreak, the statement said.
FILE PHOTO - A demonstrator holds flags of Taiwan and the United States in support of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen during an stop-over after her visit to Latin America in Burlingame, California, U.S., January 14, 2017. REUTERS-Stephen Lam

Taiwan expresses ‘admiration’ for Joe Biden concern in Xi Jinping call

Taiwan and the United States have held their first publicly acknowledged formal meeting in Washington under the new Biden administration, with the island’s de facto ambassador to the country calling on a senior State Department official.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army 2021 promotion exam begins in Delta

A total of 225 officers (Lieutenants) of the Nigerian Army are participating for the 2021 Lieutenant to Captain Practical Promotion Examinations under strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols which is holding in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 1,883 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 1,883 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 130,557.

PDP slams Imo governor’s threat of taking Anambra with ‘seen, unseen forces’

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State has condemned Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, over comments credited to him, in which he stated that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would use seen and unseen forces to take the state in the next governorship election.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a stock chart in this illustration taken November 3, 2016. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook shuts stock trading group after GameStop frenzy

Facebook Inc took down a popular Wall Street discussion group, Robinhood Stock Traders, in a move that its founder on Thursday described as backlash for conversations buoying shares of GameStop Corp and other companies this week.
FILE PHOTO - FBI headquarters building is seen in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2018. REUTERS-Yuri Gripas-File Photo

Special counsel appointed under Donald Trump seeks prison for former FBI lawyer

A former FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to falsifying a document during the agency’s investigation of contacts between former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia is due to be sentenced on Friday, with a special counsel appointed under Trump asking a judge to have him serve prison time.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s departure from office has resulted in reduced tension in the international arena, Iranian Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday.

Iran: Donald Trump’s departure has reduced tension in international arena

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s departure from office has resulted in reduced tension in the international arena, Iranian Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Tuesday.
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses to the nation on his second anniversary as the President of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were light and that he was receiving medical treatment. Photo taken December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexican president’s coronavirus diagnosis raises questions over pandemic management

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s announcement that he had COVID-19 just a few hours after taking a commercial flight has raised fresh questions over his handling of the pandemic and set off a scramble by top officials to get tested for the virus.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor: We’re talking to coronavirus vaccine manufacturers

Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos is the epicenter of the nation’s novel coronavirus outbreak; with over 44,000 of the nation’s total confirmed COVID-19 infections of 121, 566 as of January 24, 2021.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa confirms receipt of N27.5 billion refund from federal government

The Technical Adviser on Treasury and Accounts, Mr Timipre Seipulo, who disclosed this over the weekend during the transparency briefing on funds inflows and outflows said the state government opted to receive the money at a discounted rate instead of waiting for three to four years to receive the full N38billion due the state.

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Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Schalke loanee Ozan Kabak is a doubt for Liverpool’s home game against Fulham on Sunday.

Liverpool’s centre-back crisis worsens as manager confirms Ozan Kabak injury

The 20-year-old has not made an ideal start to life in the Premier League. His debut came against Leicester City, where his mix up with goalkeeper Alisson allowed Jamie Vardy to tap home to put the Foxes 2-1 ahead late on.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan enlists colleagues to mitigate electoral crises in West Africa

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has enlisted the support of other ex-presidents and Prime Ministers in West Africa to mitigate elections-related conflicts to promote peace in the region.
The police in Lagos have arrested a socialite and Instagram celebrity, Mike Eze, aka Pretty Mike, for allegedly facilitating operations at Cubana Nightclub in Victoria Island, Lagos State.

‘Pretty Mike’ arrested over Cubana Club’s coronavirus violation

The police in Lagos have arrested a socialite and Instagram celebrity, Mike Eze, aka Pretty Mike, for allegedly facilitating operations at Cubana Nightclub in Victoria Island, Lagos State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

CDS Irabor: Nigeria will have peace again

Chief of Defense Staff General Lucky Irabor has said that the Nigerian Armed Forces will never in any way leave the peace and security of the nation in the hands of the terrorists.
Multi-awards winning British singer Adele has put to rest the rumours that she is dating rapper and protégé, Skepta.

Adele finalises divorce; shares joint custody of son with ex-husband

English singer-songwriter, Adele, and her former husband, Simon Konecki, have finalised their divorce nearly after two years they are separated.

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The suspects, Achibong Idonrenyin, Moses Samuel, Popoola Adewale, Wale Aderele and Abdulmalik Ibrahim, police said major in selling fake COVID-19 negative results to unsuspecting travellers within the international wing of the airport.

Police nab five for selling fake coronavirus certificates at Lagos airport

Five persons have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over fake COVID-19 results at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) while two others are still at large.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Appeal court voids order stopping APC revalidation in Rivers

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has voided an interim order of a Rivers State High Court against the membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Nigeria records highest power transmission of 5,615.40MW

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the power sector has recorded an all-time national peak of 5,615.40MW.
The deserted dormitory is pictured at the Government Girls Secondary School, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls by gunmen in Jangebe.

Zamfara monarchs blame Nigerian government for schoolgirls kidnap

The Zamfara State Council of Chiefs has blamed the federal government for security lapses that caused the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls in Jangebe district, Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president charges new CDS, service chiefs to take fight to bandits, insurgents

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has charged the newly confirmed Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs to take the fight against bandits and insurgents in a renewed bid to ensure the security of lives and properties across states in the country.