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FILE PHOTO - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for the opening of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Yoweri Museveni clings on as one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders

Yoweri Museveni has been president longer than most Ugandans have been alive, and his disputed election win Saturday cements his place among the world’s longest-serving and authoritarian leaders.

Labour leader Comrade Adodo ‘passes on’

Adodo who served during the two terms of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration, reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, from a brief, but yet-to-be-disclosed ailment.
British supermodel Stella Tennant has died suddenly at the age of 50, her family has confirmed.

Supermodel Stella Tennant took her own life – family

British supermodel, Stella Tennant took her own life last month, her family has confirmed, saying the pioneering 90s star “felt unable to go on.”

Ambassador Sylvanus Nsofor’s remains arrive Nigeria today

The body of late Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, former Ambassador of Nigeria to the United States, is set to be flown back to Nigeria on Wednesday for burial.

Issa Aremu eulogizes late LP chairman

Vice President, Africa Industrial Global Union, Issa Aremu, has said that the National Chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji A Abdulsalam, (Barde Paiko), was an astute politician who kept faith with Labour Party from formation to the end.
Toni Kroos‘ podcast with his brother Felix is turning into a gold mine of anecdote and humour as explained by Diario AS.

Toni Kroos: ‘Lionel Messi does not belong in the top three’ of The Best...

Toni Kroos‘ podcast with his brother Felix is turning into a gold mine of anecdote and humour as explained by Diario AS.
Pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, on Friday said it had no doubt that the federal government, contrary to its claim, paid ransom to the terrorists who abducted Schoolboys in Kankara, Kastina State to free them.

Afenifere: Kankara boys’ abduction ‘a big scam’

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, yesterday, urged Nigerians to rise above any premordial sentiments rescue the country from what it described as a malady.
“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa short story competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.
Late Col. Emmanuel Nwobosi, Chief Security Officer to the Biafran Leader, Late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, would be accorded full state burial by the Anambra State Government, the family of deceased has said.

Emeka Ojukwu’s CSO to be accorded state burial – family

Late Col. Emmanuel Nwobosi, Chief Security Officer to the Biafran Leader, Late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, would be accorded full state burial by the Anambra State Government, the family of deceased has said.
Many Nigerians have been paying tribute to the late editor of Sunday Times and celebrated columnist, Gbolabo Ogunsanwo, who died at 75.

President Buhari mourns veteran journalist Gbolabo Ogunsanwo

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family, friends, and the media industry over the death of veteran journalist and former editor of Sunday Times, Mr Gbolabo Ogunsanwo.
Vertigo Releasing has acquired SXSW grand jury prize winner Freshman Year (aka Shithouse) for the UK and Ireland, while Protagonist Pictures has boarded international sales on the romantic comedy-drama.

Vertigo acquires SXSW award-winner ‘Freshman Year’

Vertigo Releasing has acquired SXSW grand jury prize winner Freshman Year (aka Shithouse) for the UK and Ireland, while Protagonist Pictures has boarded international sales on the romantic comedy-drama.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Senator Ngige: Abiola Ajimobi knew how to douse political tensions

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Friday, described the death of immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi as a big blow to Nigeria, describing him as a progressive that knew how to douse political tensions.

Tranter: How teachers, parents can maximise online classes

Tranter, an information technology infrastructure service provider, has highlighted some of the steps that could help teachers, parents and students get the best out of online classes.
President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, as an experienced lawyer and banker.

Aisha Abba Kyari: My daddy, my best friend

On 17th April, 2020, my world came crashing down and my heart shattered into a billion pieces. Upon receiving the news of my father’s passing, I immediately felt the most excruciating pain – a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy. My biggest fear in the world had materialised.
With more than a third of the global population confined to their homes to slow the coronavirus pandemic, many are worried how long they will be cooped up.

Five tips for surviving quarantine

With more than a third of the global population confined to their homes to slow the coronavirus pandemic, many are worried how long they will be cooped up.

LASU begins lecture on home-grown STEM education techniques

The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on Tuesday, officially commenced lecture on the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education using the home-grown mechanism that factor in African cultural contexts and humour.
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka to review Keith Richards’ ‘Never Quite The Insider’ book

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, will be a special guest to review Chief Keith Richards’ latest book, “Never Quite the Insider: a Nigerian Memoir” in Lagos on Thursday, 17 October, 2019.
Ime Bishop Umoh

Okon Lagos: No regrets for saying prostitutes have no dignity

Nollywood actor, Ime Bishop Umoh, popularly known as Okon Lagos, was recently criticised heavily for a video he posted about some policemen who allegedly raped some prostitutes in Abuja. In the video, he described what the policemen did as similar to stealing.

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Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.

Arsenal agree deal with Real Madrid for Martin Ødegaard

Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two ‘kidnappers’ arrested in Ondo

Two young men suspected to be kidnappers have been arrested in Supare Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State while trying to abduct a child in his family house.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Mob sets robbery suspect ablaze in Benue

The Police in Benue on Sunday said a robbery suspect was set ablaze by an angry mob while attempting to steal a motorcycle in Makurdi.
Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”

OPC: We’ll deal with killer herdsmen

Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans

The coming second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly storming of the Capitol has aggravated a rift among his fellow Republicans that was on full display on Sunday.