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Ex-SCJ: How ‘pidgin’ became admissible in court

Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad, has narrated how his action and that of his colleagues, years ago, led to the acceptance of “pidgin English” as part of communication language in court.

Nigeria’s film industry draws global entertainment brands

“Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.

2,000 persons benefit from federal government’s medical outreach in Cross River

More than 2,000 residents of Nko community in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River has benefitted from the Federal Government medical outreach and eye surgeries in the state.

Children’s Day: UNICEF inaugurates campaign on child’s rights

UNICEF has inaugurated a campaign to create awareness about the rights of children in Nigerian society.
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Nodash explores backstory of terrorists in new movie ‘Delivery Boy’

Adekunle Adejuyigbe a.k.a Nodash, Producer of ‘Delivery Boy,’ a new movie, says the movie explores the lives of terrorists and suicide bombers before terrorism, hoping to find out the reasons for their actions.

FRSC establishes Traffic Radio

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday, announced that it had concluded arrangements for the take-off of its “Traffic Radio Station’’ to aid traffic regulation in the country.
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Prince of Wales goes ‘pidgin’ in Nigeria

He's better known for speaking the Queen's English but the Prince of Wales on Wednesday turned to pidgin as he visited Nigeria's commercial capital.

UN launches radio talk to educate Nigeria’s illegal migrants

The UN migration agency has launched a radio series in Nigeria to sensitise vulnerable people seeking to pursue economic opportunities abroad on the perils of irregular migration.
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Femi Kuti: Why I won’t support Muhammadu Buhari’s government

Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, said he declined Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s appeal to support the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration because of his late father.

WAEC: Pidgin, shorthand causes of mass failure in English

The Public Relations Officer of the West African Examination Council in Ghana, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, said the 2018 WASSCE Chief Examiner’s Report attributed the massive failure in English to the use of Pidgin language and short-hand by students.
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Emmanuel Macron to visit Fela Kuti’s nightclub in Lagos

French leader Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday visit a nightclub founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, becoming the first “real president” to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.

NGO advises online media to move against hate speeches

A Kano based Non Governmental Organisation, Centre for Information Technology and Development, has advised Online Newspapers to regulate their sites against hate speeches.

Lagos government translating bills into pidgin

The Lagos state government says it is now translating bills that have been passed into Pidgin, Yoruba and Egun three languages.

Nigeria key to Africa’s prosperity, stability – US

The United States Consul General, Mr. F. John Bray, says his country’s continued support for Nigeria’s democratic process is rooted in its conviction that Nigeria “is key to Africa’s prosperity and stability.”

BBC launches Igbo, Yoruba services

The BBC that has operated a Hausa Service for 60 years, will this week launch Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria.

Lagos records 950 cases of domestic violence in 9 months

Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) on Monday disclosed that no fewer than 950 cases of domestic violence were reported in the state in the past nine months.

UDP chief Godson Okoye advocates adoption of Pidgin as national language

Mr Godson Okoye, National Chairman, United Democratic Party (UDP), has advocated the adoption of Pidgin English as Nigeria’s national language to promote unity in the country.

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Peter Obi advises Nigerian universities to look inwards

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Nigeria, England, Canada fight for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori

Nigeria, England, and Canada are reported to be in a three-way fight for the services of Chelsea’s defender Fikayo Tomori.
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October 13 friendly: Brazil planned to play Germany not Nigeria – Tite

Brazil would have been playing Germany in the next FIFA window not Nigeria or Senegal according to Selecao coach Tite.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB fund to invest $500,000 in Nigeria’s sustainable energy

A multi-donor trust fund managed by the African Development Bank (ADB), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF).