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Bruno Mars sweeps Grammy Awards

Bruno Mars, who has revived retro funk and R&B for a new generation, on Sunday swept the Grammy Awards in a surprise snub for the hip-hop world, which had hoped for a major breakthrough on the music industry’s biggest night.

US country music singer Don Williams dies

US country music singer Don Williams – who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style – has died aged 78.

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Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: States will soon access World Bank’s $750 million loan

The Federal Government has said that 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory will soon access the World Bank’s $750m loan and grant facility.
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel is seen on stage during a party congress of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Germany approves law allowing third gender on birth certificates

The German parliament on Friday approved a law allowing a third gender option on birth certificates for people who are not distinctly male or female.

INEC tasks traditional, religious leaders on PVCs collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged traditional and religious leaders to assist the commission in appealing to their subjects to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

CBN: TSA transactions value hit N13.53 trillion in 2017

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says the migration of the Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) led to positive growth in the value and volume of transactions recorded in end to end payments in 2017.
Rafa Benitez

Newcastle’s Rafael Benitez wins Premier League manager of the month

Newcastle were 19th in the table at the start of November, with no wins from their first 10 games, before three straight victories moved them out of the relegation zone.