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Headies: Davido, Simi, Wizkid win most awards

Davido has won the Artist of the Year award at the 12th edition of the Headies Awards which ended on Sunday morning at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Governor Sani-Bello charges leaders on selfless service, bequeathing legacies

A Chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP) in Kaduna State, Muhammad Sani-Bello, says those aspiring to lead the people must be ready to bequeath legacies that would stand the test of time.

Court orders arrest of Nigerian Concord publisher

A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Aondover Kakaan has issued a warrant for the arrest of the publisher of the Nigerian Concord, Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi, for disobeying the judgment of the court, and evading service of court processes.

Headies 2018: Full list of nominees

The music awards academy released this year’s nomination list on its Instagram page after shortlisting thousands of entries submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017).

Bayelsa government sacks 222 media workers

Bayelsa State Government has commenced plans to downsize its workforce with the sack of about 222 staffers from its radio station and newspaper.

Group decries huge salary arrears owed media practitioners

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), has decried the huge salary arrears owed private media practitioners and called for urgent measures to address it.

China bans video spoofs and parodies

China’s media regulator has cracked down on online video spoofs and parodies, according to state-run media outlet Xinhua.

South Sudan orders shutdown of UN radio

South Sudan’s media regulator on Friday suspended the operations of the UN-aided Radio, Miraya FM.

Ekiti guber: Governor Fayose apologises to Dayo Adeyeye, others over support for deputy

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has apologised to some aggrieved leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over his open support for his Deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola, as sole candidate of the party for July 14 2018 Governorship Election.

Ikorodu residents appeal to Lagos govt on waste evacuation

Two communities in Ikorodu have appealed to the Lagos State Government to improve its waste evacuation mechanism in the area to enhance a healthy and clean environment.

Burundi police threaten opposition to constitution change

Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034.

Ghanaians mourn rising female artiste killed in gory road crash

Discussions in Ghana’s media space – radio, television and social media, on Friday January 9 has been dominated by the death of a 21 – year – old female artiste.

NBC query television, radio stations over inciting comments

National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned some radio and television stations for airing inciting contents on the herdsmen/farmers crises in some parts of the country.

World Cancer Day: Isaac Adewole urges Nigerians to engage in physical exercises

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 2018 World Cancer Day, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on Nigerians to always engage in physical exercises to reduce the risk of having cancer.

Senate asks CBN, NDIC, NSE to embark on campaign against investment in Bitcoin

The Senate on Tuesday asked the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Nigerian Stock Exchange to begin campaign against investment in Bitcoin by Nigerians.

Ekiti 2018: Bishop Ajakaye urges INEC to call campaigning politicians to order

Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Reverend Felix Femi Ajakaye, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to call governorship aspirants in Ekiti State to order, saying they were already campaigning before the legally approved time.

Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola

Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.

Private medical doctors sues FCT over radio, television, other taxes

Private Medical Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have registered their displeasure over what they termed as obnoxious taxes placed on their hospitals by the government.

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Iran’s Hassan Rowhani wants ban on female fans in football stadiums lifted

President Hassan Rowhani of Iran has called for a decades-long stadium ban for women to be lifted, according to statement issued by the president’s office.

PDP: President Buhari knows little about the country

The Peoples Democratic Party has said President Muhammadu Buhari knows little about the country.

Minister: Chinese NEXIM bank to fund completion of East-West road

The Federal Government, yesterdays, announced that it has concluded arrangements with the Chinese NEXIM Bank to fund the completion of the East West highway dualization project.

Rivers SSG, politician docked for allegedly receiving N750 million Diezani fund

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani, and a Rivers politician, Samuel Okpoko, before Justice B. Bilikisu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N750 million.