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Mr Michael Ugwu, former General Manager, Sony Music West Africa, has promised that the scope of opportunities of digital music in Nigeria will be developed to boost the industry.

Ex-Sony Music boss promises to develop Nigeria’s digital music

Mr Michael Ugwu, former General Manager, Sony Music West Africa, has promised that the scope of opportunities of digital music in Nigeria will be developed to boost the industry.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote’s net worth rises to $14.8 billion in 2019

Africa’s wealthiest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote ended 2019 with a total worth of $14.8 billion, representing an increase of $4.3 billion from the $10.3 billion recorded in 2018, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index released recently.
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WhatsApp to launch four new features in 2020

WhatsApp Inc, the popular messaging app is set to introduce four new features in 2020.
A handout picture taken and released on October 26, 2018 by the Turkish Presidential Press service shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gesturing during his speech in Ankara. - Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor will visit Istanbul on Sunday to speak with Turkish authorities as part of the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's president said Friday. (Photo by Handout / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) /

Turkey says 110 ‘foreign terrorists’ deported since November

Turkey has deported 110 “foreign terrorist fighters” to their home countries since November, an Interior Ministry official said on Friday.

Facebook acquires cloud gaming service PlayGiga

Facebook has acquired the Spanish cloud gaming company PlayGiga, which previously offered its services across Italy, Argentina, Chile, and Spain. The purchase was confirmed by Facebook to CNBC, following reports last week from Cinco Diaswhich claimed that the deal was imminent and was valued at €70 million (around $78 million).
Dutch farmers and construction workers blocked roads with tractors on Wednesday and gathered outside the offices of national broadcaster NOS in the latest of a series of protests over environmental pollution rules.

Dutch farmers block highways with tractors, angry at EU rules on pollution

Dutch farmers and construction workers blocked roads with tractors on Wednesday and gathered outside the offices of national broadcaster NOS in the latest of a series of protests over environmental pollution rules.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

President Buhari: Nelson Mandela’s legacy should inspire African leaders on leadership

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.
Having scored a goal to lead the Super Falcons past Algeria in September, the Nigeria international made her bow as the captain of the team under acting manager Christopher Danjuma.

Super Falcons drop three places in latest FIFA women’s ranking

Nigeria’s ratings in International Women’s football took a hit in the latest installment of the FIFA Women’s World Ranking.
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2018 World Cup: Ex-FIFA president bribed by ‘Russian oligarch’ – report

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has published claims that a former FIFA President was bribed by a “Russian oligarch” to ensure c won the right to host the 2018 World Cup.
Sadio Mane believes Liverpool are well motivated to clinch the Premier League trophy this season.

Danny Blind: Sadio Mane is the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ and not like Lionel Messi

Former Ajax and Netherlands manager Danny Blind believes Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ and described him as a ‘super modern player.’
The funeral ceremony of late Super Eagles forward Promise Isaac, who died October 2, 2019, in the United States as an active player has been announced by his family.

Late Super Eagles star gets burial date

The funeral ceremony of late Super Eagles forward Promise Isaac, who died October 2, 2019, in the United States as an active player has been announced by his family.
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Diaspora group urges support for Air Peace chief

A group, Concerned Diaspora Citizens, has described the allegations of financial misdeeds levelled against Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, as a deliberate attempt to kill the company and deepen Nigeria’s unemployment crisis.
President Trump met with President Emmanuel Macron of France in London on Tuesday. Al Drago for The New York Times

NATO leaders caught on camera mocking Donald Trump

The leaders of Britain, Canada, France and the Netherlands have been caught on camera at a Buckingham Palace reception mocking US President Donald Trump’s lengthy media appearances ahead of Wednesday’s NATO summit.

AGF: Impunity has no place in Nigeria

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, has said that acts of impunity had no place and would never be tolerated in Nigeria.
Lionel Messi received the Ballon d'Or trophy from 2018 winner Luka Modric on Monday, with the Real Madrid midfielder then congratulating Barcelona's talismanic forward on social media.

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric congratulates Barcelona rival Lionel Messi after sixth Ballon d’Or win

Lionel Messi received the Ballon d'Or trophy from 2018 winner Luka Modric on Monday, with the Real Madrid midfielder then congratulating Barcelona's talismanic forward on social media.
Cristiano Ronaldo was upset with Maurizio Sarri after he was substituted during the closing stages of Juventus’ victory over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.

Antonio Cassano: Juventus covering up Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘big problem’ with Maurizio Sarri

Cristiano Ronaldo looks to have “a big problem” with Maurizio Sarri, claims Antonio Cassano, with a Portuguese superstar left irritated by recent decisions from the Juventus coach.
Suriname's President Desi Bouterse has been been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the execution of 15 political opponents.

Suriname president sentenced to 20 years for killings

The decision by a panel of three judges on Friday marked the end of an historic trial that began in November 2007, although it was not immediately clear what happens next.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe expected to take Ballon d’Or honours

The biggest names in world football will descend on Paris on Monday for the 2019 Ballon d’Or ceremony, with Lionel Messi and USA women’s World Cup superstar Megan Rapinoe tipped to leave with the honours.

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Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo governor, security chiefs meet, strategise to combat farmer-herder clashes

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed that his administration is firming up strategies with relevant security agencies to tackle cases of farmer-herder clashes in the state.

Senator Oriolowo eulogises Bisi Akande at 81

The Senator representing Osun West senatorial district, Engineer Adelere Oriolowo, has described the leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Osun State, Chief Adebisi Akande, as the big tower between the old and the new Nigeria.

Murder: Two to die by hanging in Osun

Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court in Ikirun on Friday sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.

Petrol tanker explodes in Onitsha

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Command, on Friday said no casualty was recorded in the tanker that burnt at Upper Iweka in Onitsha.

Imo governorship election enough for INEC chairman to resign – APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Peter Esele, said on Friday that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should take all the blames for the verdict of the Supreme Court on the Imo governorship election.