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Author Bernardine Evaristo hopes her Booker Prize-winning novel will help to alter perceptions of black British people among African readers and Britons she sees as grappling with heightened racial tension.

Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo hopes to build ties with African and British readers

Author Bernardine Evaristo hopes her Booker Prize-winning novel will help to alter perceptions of black British people among African readers and Britons she sees as grappling with heightened racial tension.
Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood . Graeme Robertson-The Guardian

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo win 2019 Booker Prize

Two women, Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have emerged the joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize.

Minister seeks compulsory education for girls

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Muhammad Bello, has advocated free and compulsory quality secondary education for girls as part of efforts to enhance societal development.

Group calls for more girls boarding school in Niger

The High Level Women Advocates (HILWA) working with the UNICEF to promote the Girl Child education in Niger has called for more female boarding schools across the state.

17-year-old dumps newborn in drain

A 17- year-old girl (name withheld) has reportedly dumped her newborn in a drain along McDermott Road in Igbudu, Warri South council area of Delta state.
Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma’s novel makes 2019 Booker Prize shortlist

The selection of six books out of a longlist of 13 was announced early this week. It includes Margaret Atwood (Canada), ‘The Testaments,’ Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK), ‘Ducks, Newburyport,’ Bernardine Evaristo (UK), ‘Girl, Woman, Other,’ Salman Rushdie (UK/India), ‘Quichotte,’ and Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey) for ‘10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.’
*Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), “An Orchestra of Minorities” (Little Brown)

Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie, four others fight for $60,325 Booker Prize

For more than 50 years, the Booker Prize has recognised outstanding fiction in the English-speaking world and is considered one of the top literary awards.
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Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift win big at MTV VMAs 2019 — full list

Celebrities who bagged some awards include: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, the Jonas Brothers, Rosalía, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and more A-listers who are among the numerous artists that are set to perform at the Prudential Center in New Jersey for the 36th annual award show.
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Police urge Sokoto residents to be security conscious

The Commissioner of Police in Sokoto, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, has urged the public to be more security conscious in order to secure the state and the country at large.
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Teacher jailed for sex with four teenage students

Sean Aldridge, 37, a PE teacher got one girl pregnant after forming a relationship with her, but she later lost the baby as a result of a miscarriage.
Oyinkan Braithwaite

Three Nigerian authors make 2019 Booker Prize longlist

Three Nigerian authors, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Chigozie Obioma and Bernardine Evaristo made the longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize.

Lagos residents threaten kidnap suspect with sniper, cement

Residents of Otto in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos, on Friday, attempted to force a suspected kidnapper to take sniper and mixed cement.

My wife pushed me into adultery – Man tells court

“My wife pushed me into adultery,’’ Mr Bello Abudu, a 42-year-old technician, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday.

Woman abandons baby, flees hospital after delivery

A yet to be identified woman reportedly abandoned her baby girl and fled after a successful delivery at a Primary Health Care center in Osumeyi in Nnewi South Local government area of Anambra State.
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Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody win big at 2019 Golden Globes

Green Book was the biggest winner at the 2019 Golden Globes award, taking home plaques in the best comedy, best supporting actor and best screenplay categories.

Golden Globes 2019: Black Panther, A Star Is Born, others make nomination list

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out today in Beverly Hills.
Finding out the gender of his new baby was supposed to be one of the most exciting days of Dennis Dickey’s life – it quickly turned out to be “one of the worst.”

US gender reveal party ends in massive wildfire

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! But for an off-duty border patrol officer in the US state of Arizona, it ended up being a massive wildfire sparked by a gender reveal party that went awry.
Nigeria Police

Teenager arrested over murder of 71-year-old woman

Edo State Police Command has arrested a 14-year-old girl identified as Anna Amos, over the murder of a 71-year-old woman, Mrs. Helen Adodo, which occurred on Tuesday.

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

NIMC extends diaspora enrolment to Togo, Niger, Ivory Coast

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the enrolment of Nigerians living in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database to Togo, Niger Republic, Ivory Coast and the Republic of Ireland.

NIS explains visa on arrival policy

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede, has said the visa on arrival for holders of passports of African countries from January 2020 is to accelerate African Integration.
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Ebonyi governor presents 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Friday presented the year 2020 Appropriation Bill of N178.1 billion before the state House of Assembly.
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Abductors of pregnant woman, nine-year-old girl demand N30 million

Abductors of the pregnant woman identified as Mrs Okeke who was abducted by gunmen with two other children aged 9 and 12 in their homes in the Juji area of Kaduna have made a demand of N10 million for each of their victims.

Kogi PDP guber ticket: Court to rule on motion for joinder

Those hoping for an early resolution of the controversy over the rightful owner of the Kogi People’s Democratic Party, PDP Governorship ticket have had their waiting time extended.