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Nobel laureate, Prof. Wọlé Soyinka, has warned that the conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in different states of the federation can degenerate into civil war if the federal government fails to properly handle it.

Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 14, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Smaller protests in Myanmar as junta deploys more soldiers, armoured vehicles

Protesters in Myanmar kept up demands on Monday for the release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an end to military rule, undaunted by the junta’s deployment of armoured vehicles in several parts of the country and more soldiers on the streets.
Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: Nigeria’s sovereignty taken over by armed groups

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has condemned the insecurity across Nigeria, saying the nation’s sovereignty has been taken over by armed groups.
Members of Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) prepare to head to mission, in Sanja, Amhara region near a border with Tigray, Ethiopia November 9, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia to push on Tigray’s capital as surrender deadline passes

Ethiopia’s prime minister warned on Tuesday that a deadline for rebel northern forces to lay down arms had expired, paving the way for a final push on the Tigray region’s capital in a two-week conflict destabilising the Horn of Africa.
Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.

US Republican senators confront Netflix over Chinese sci-fi show

Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.
The Nobel Foundation, which manages the Nobel Prizes, on Tuesday cancelled its traditional December banquet because of the coronavirus pandemic saying the award ceremonies would be held in “new forms”.

Nobel laureates to receive more prize money in 2020

Winners of the 2020 Nobel awards will receive more money than they received in 2019, the foundation that manages the prizes said on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming award announcements.
The Nobel Foundation, which manages the Nobel Prizes, on Tuesday cancelled its traditional December banquet because of the coronavirus pandemic saying the award ceremonies would be held in “new forms”.

Nobel Prize ceremony cancelled due to coronavirus

The Nobel Foundation, which manages the Nobel Prizes, on Tuesday cancelled its traditional December banquet because of the coronavirus pandemic saying the award ceremonies would be held in “new forms”.
Kenyan health workers dressed in protective suits prepare to disinfect the residence where Kenya's first confirmed coronavirus patient was staying, in the town of Rongai near Nairobi, Kenya March 14, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Nigeria, South Africa step up fight against coronavirus in Africa

African countries led by Nigeria and South Africa have ramped up action against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after the continent recorded its first fatality.
Austrian writer Peter Handke on Dec. 10 received this year's Nobel Prize for Literature, amid protests and condemnations from many countries.

Peter Handke receives Nobel Prize for Literature amidst protest

Austrian author Peter Handke received his Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Sweden, amidst protests on Tuesday.

Wole Soyinka: Education in Nigeria in serious trouble

Speaking during the presentation of a play entitled, ‘Folly of Men’, on Sunday, at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the renowned writer described the country’s education as horrifying.
A statue of Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The Nobel Memorial economics prizewinner will be announced on Monday. Jonathan Nackstrand-AFP-Getty Images

Nobel season wraps up, Economics prize to be announced today

This year’s Nobel season has only honoured one woman — Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk in Literature — with just one prize left to be announced on Monday: the Economics Prize, which has only once gone to a woman in its 50 years of existence.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Ethiopian premier wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year’s prize went on Friday to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

Abiy Ahmed: Meteoric rise of the man trying to remould Ethiopia

The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, Abiy Ahmed, has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk at the 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York in 2018. (Polish author Olga Tokarczuk at the 69th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner in New York in 2018. Brad Barket-Invision-AP)

Report: Only 15 out of 116 Nobel Literature Prize laureates are women

Here is a list of the women who have won the prestigious honour since it was first awarded in 1901.
*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.
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad arrive at the Nobel outdoor concert in front of the Oslo Town hall on December 9, 2018 in Oslo on the eve of the Peace Prize ceremony. Heiko JUNGE / NTB Scanpix / AFP

Nobel peace prize ceremony shines light on rape in conflict

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad are to be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize today, as they challenge the world to combat rape as a weapon of war

Nobel Prize season opens without Literature Prize

The announcement on Monday of the Nobel Medicine Prize opens this year’s amputated awards season, with no Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018, Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court in Stockholm, where he attended the final hearing in his trial for rape and sexual assault, allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize.The court jailed the Frenchman in the Nobel scandal for two years for rape. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRAND

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for two years for rape

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
This photo taken on July 4, 2018 shows Indian police gathered outside the premises of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity where a staff member and a nun worked before their arrest on child trafficking charges in Ranchi in India's eastern Jharkhand state. A nun and a staff member at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in eastern India were arrested July 5 for allegedly selling babies born to unwed mothers, police said. The pair were arrested from the grounds of the charity founded by the Nobel Laureate in Jharkhand on charges of child trafficking, police in the state capital Ranchi said./ AFP PHOTO / -

Mother Teresa’s charity sold babies: Indian police

A nun and a staff member at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in eastern India were arrested Thursday for allegedly selling babies born to unwed mothers, police said.

Donald Trump nomination for Nobel Peace Prize possibly a fake

Has Donald Trump really been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? The Norwegian Nobel Institute said Wednesday it had filed a police report after receiving a seemingly fraudulent nomination for the US president.

Fuel scarcity: Stop buying time, passing blame – Wole Soyinka tells federal govt

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called on the Federal Government to end the current fuel scarcity in the country rather than buying time and passing blame.

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Actions ultimately speak louder than words, and Neymar showed his class on Tuesday night after Paris Saint-Germain progressed to the Champions League semi-finals at Bayern Munich’s expense.

Neymar opens up on controversial celebration

After the final whistle, Neymar was captured celebrating euphorically right in front of Bayern’s Kimmich, who had been vocal about his side’s ability to potentially overcome PSG ahead of the second leg despite their first-leg defeat, but the Brazil star has since insisted he was not trying to mock his opponent.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, yesterday, highlighted the importance of women in Yoruba’s strive for freedom, stating that the new twist to the agitation for self-determination is that women are now involved.

Yoruba Nation: Our struggle can’t materialise without women’s support – Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, yesterday, highlighted the importance of women in Yoruba’s strive for freedom, stating that the new twist to the agitation for self-determination is that women are now involved.
The criticism being aimed at Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane this season has been “unfair”, says Iker Casillas, with the Blancos considered to have “a very good coach” doing a “great job”.

Real Madrid boss refuses to hit back at critics as team chase double

Zinedine Zidane has Real Madrid chasing down a Liga and Champions League double, but is wary of biting back at his critics as his side "haven't won anything yet".

Kaduna-owned tertiary institutions threaten strike

Tertiary institutions under the auspices of Joint Unions of Tertiary Institutions of Kaduna State (JUTIKS), have threatened to go on strike over issues that had lingered for over 12 years.
Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can does not believe he should have given away a penalty against Manchester City.

​Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can furious with referees over Man City handball penalty

Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can does not believe he should have given away a penalty against Manchester City.

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Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

Minister: National sports festival will continue as planned

Sporting activities at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival in Edo State will continue as planned despite threats by the hosts, Edo State, to shut down the competition over lack of funds, the Federal Government has stated.
Apple has not been spared the effects of the ongoing global component shortage, according to a new report in Nikkei.

Global chip shortage hits iPad, MacBook production – report

Apple has not been spared the effects of the ongoing global component shortage, according to a new report in Nikkei. The publication says that some production of MacBooks and iPads has been delayed, with “a portion of component orders” pushed back to the second half of 2021.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Nigerian Army confirms killing of 11 personnel in Benue

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of one officer and 10 soldiers who were on stabilisation operation in Benue State by yet to be identified criminals.

PDP reconciliation committee lauds Southwest leaders over successful congress

The National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the leadership of the party in Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo, Lagos, Osun and Ogun States for the successful conduct of the zonal congress in Osogbo, where officers of the party were elected in a free, fair and peaceful manner.
FILE PHOTO- Mahmoud Ezzat, deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, attends a news conference in Cairo May 30, 2010. REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh-File Photo

Court sentences acting Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison

An Egyptian court sentenced Mahmoud Ezzat, the former acting leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, to life in prison on Thursday, months after he was detained in a Cairo apartment.