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For Ishaku Abbo, 2019 will definitely ranked as a good year as he had the privilege of joining the upper chamber of National Assembly with his victory in the February 23 election into the Adamawa North Senatorial District.

Senator Abbo: I was a labourer 20 years ago

With the year 2019 coming to a close in less than three days, many Nigerians are taking stock of the progress they have made in the various areas of their lives in the past 12 months.
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Technical hitches mar Senate plenary

Plenary on the floor of the Nigerian Senate was disrupted Tuesday following a major technical hitch that affected microphones and other sound systems in the Red Chamber.
Yahaya Usman, popularly called Yahaya Makaho, a blind singer who rose from being a street beggar to a famously known singer in northern Nigeria, poses for a portrait wearing his trademark sunglasses in Kaduna, Nigeria, on September 25, 2019. The singer has carved out a niche by focusing on the pressing problems that confront his fans in their daily lives. With his soft voice he croons his way through lyrics that tackle ills such as begging, drug abuse and corruption.Dwelling on sensitive subjects has proved problematic on occasion.Makaho upset some in northern Nigeria’s blind community after he wrote two singles that criticised the widespread practice of street begging — often the only means of earning an income for the visually impaired.Makaho managed to resolve the conflict and has now established a foundation that provides school tuition, uniforms and brail books to help disabled youths get an education. Kola Sulaimon / AFP

Blind singer goes from streets to stardom in northern Nigeria

Yahaya Makaho feels his way to the microphone before launching into a song for his new album at a recording studio in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.
A protester waves a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag during clashes with police near the Police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists have called a general strike and a mass rally. Spain’s protest-hit northeast was gripped by a general strike today as thousands of “freedom marchers” converged on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. Pau Barrena / AFP

Nearly 200 injured in police clashes with Catalan separatists

Nearly 200 people were hurt in another night of violent clashes in Catalonia, authorities said Saturday, after radical separatists hurled rocks and fireworks at police who responded with teargas and rubber bullets.
Security researcher Patrick Wardle has spotted a number of noteworthy flaws in the hack protection systems used by macOS, and has identified (via TechCrunch) a significant new one with Apple’s WWDC only hours away

Researcher hacks macOS using plugins for secretly whitelisted apps

Security researcher Patrick Wardle has spotted a number of noteworthy flaws in the hack protection systems used by macOS, and has identified a significant new one with Apple’s WWDC only hours away: an attacker can use a malicious plugin for a trusted app to seize control of a user’s microphone, camera, and location data, thanks to a variation on an exploit that’s been known for four years.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer: Nick Kyrgios is better on court than behind mic

Roger Federer’s third-round masterclass against American Taylor Fritz at the Australian Open on Friday drew gushing praise from bad boy of tennis Nick Kyrgios.

Scavenger jailed for stealing church property

A Grade One Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Monday, sentenced a 25-year old man, Umar Hamisu, to one-year imprisonment for stealing church property worth N250,000.
Mo'Cheddah

Rapper Mo’Cheddah reveals depression struggles

Singer, rapper and fashion designer, Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi, aka Mo’Cheddah, 28, has revealed how she battled depression due to the hostility and hate she experienced in the music industry.

Killing small businesses softly

Some years ago, I was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, for a public lecture. An obviously popular lecturer was invited to the podium to make his contributions. Students went gaga, screaming his nickname and giving him a standing ovation. In
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

President Macron in Lagos calls on Africans to “succeed in Africa”

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for Africa and Europe to reach a "win-win" solution to migration during an address to 300 young entrepreneurs on the second day of his visit to Nigeria.

Mo Salah in apparent discomfort in World Cup training

Egypt’s super striker Mohamed Salah needed help from three teammates pulling on a jersey over his injured shoulder on Saturday, according to AFP reporters at the team’s training camp.

Cristiano Ronaldo presents a happier face as Real Madrid celebrate European triumph

As Cristiano Ronaldo milked every last drop of his moment on the microphone at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night, it was hard to imagine this was a player about to leave Real Madrid.

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Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Disquiet in Adamawa as Boko Haram snubs N50 ransom, kills CAN chair, pastor

Details emerging from the beheading of Michika local government Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi, suggests that Boko Haram fighters turned down an offer of N50 million during negotiators before beheading the Christian community leader, who they abducted in the early days of January, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Dani Mamza has revealed.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.

Court convict ‘yahoo boy’ for defrauding American of $200

A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Frank Lampard determined to make his tenure successful

Frank Lampard is determined to make his tenure at Chelsea a successful one in order to silence the doubters who have criticised the Blues’ string of bad results.
29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.

Full list of Nigerian words in Oxford dictionary latest update

29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief decries UK’s refusal to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.