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Nigerian writer Anietie Isong

Nigerian writer wins UK prize with debut novel

Nigerian writer Anietie Isong has emerged the winner of 2018 McKitterick Prize with his debut novel Radio Sunrise, making him the first Nigerian to do so since its establishment in 1990.

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Tenants groan over high cost of rent in Jigawa

Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, has a population of 153,000 people according to 2006 Census, but despite the population size, the state capital is one of the cities in the country where tenants pay rents through the nose.

Kano trade fair extended by four days

The ongoing 39th Kano international trade fair has been extended to 14th December as against the initial closing date of December 8.
Pound Sterling

Pound rebounds as Theresa May pledges to fight on, warns Brexit at risk

Sterling rose on Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight a challenge to her leadership and warned rebels within her party that they risked delaying or even stopping Britain’s departure from the European Union.
US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Serena Williams debuts in Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list

The 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams has made it to Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women for the first time as the magazine shared the list on Tuesday.
Michael Kovrig

Former Canadian diplomat held in China a ‘pawn’

The pattern is familiar: Canada arrests a Chinese national wanted in the US. Shortly after, a Canadian national is locked up in China.