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‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Burna Boy leads Apple’s 2019 top 10 streamed songs

Afro-fusion artist Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, has topped the 2019 list of Apple Music most streamed artists.

Facebook reaffirms commitment to combat hate speech – official

Madzingira said that in its effort to fight the use of hate speech on the platform, Facebook had over 15 thousand experts who review contents in more than 50 languages on a daily basis.

NEPC canvasses economic diversification to save Nigeria shocks of unstable crude

The Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Mr Segun Awolowo, has canvassed deeper economic diversification initiative to save Nigeria the economic shocks of unstable crude oil prices.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun governor vows to make state investment destination

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has reiterated his commitment towards making the state the first investment destination of choice not only in Nigeria but In the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Chika Chukwumerije

Chika Chukwumerije gets World Taekwondo appointment

In acknowledging his immense contribution to taekwondo coupled with his technical know-how, the World Taekwondo (WT) has appointed Nigeria’s Chika Chukwumerije into All Committee of World Taekwondo.
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone

Insurgency: Sierra Leonean president warns against toying with youth matters

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio on Wednesday urged African leaders to do something about the exponential growth of youth population in the continent or risk a full-blown insurgency in the near future.
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University of Ibadan admits 4,500 postgraduate students for 2018/19 session

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, has declared that out of 6,500 applicants into the institution’s Postgraduate College, 4,500 were offered admissions and 4,080 have been cleared and fully commenced study.
Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote: Why Nigeria’s economy cannot grow

The President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, says the availability of consumer credit facility is an important option in fighting corruption in the country.
Smile Telecoms

Smile Telecoms appoints new Group chief executive officer

Smile Telecoms, a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has announced the appointments of Mr. Ahmad Farroukh as Group Chief Executive Officer and Ms. Irene Charnley as Deputy Chairman, respectively, effective 1 June 2019.
Sidi Ali Mohammed

Official: Boko Haram fighters paid $3,000 daily

A member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed, has disclosed Boko Haram fighters were being paid $3,000 daily.

Federal government expresses concern over increasing number of out-of-school children

The Federal Government on Monday expressed concerns over the increasing rate of out-of-school children in the country.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)

AATF: Africa Sub-regions lack knowledge of GMOs

African Agricultural Technology Foundations (AATF) on Sunday expressed displeasure over lack of knowledge of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) among the African Sub-region farmers.

Appeal court nullifies conviction of Shell chief, others

Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt sets aside Rivers High Court order which sentenced Shell managing director Osagie Okunbor, and two other senior officers to three months in prison for contempt

Three dons emerge co-winners of 2018 NAS Prize for Life Sciences

Three distinguished Nigerian scientists have emerged co-winners of the 2018 Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) gold medal prize for life sciences.

IMF warns Nigeria on rising debt service

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned the Federal Government to be mindful of the country’s rising debt service to revenue ratio and take steps to mitigate the situation.

BPE: Privatisation better than borrowing for budget funding

Amidst on-going controversy over Nigeria’s debt sustainability, the Director General of Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, Alex Okoh, has said that the fiscal policy will do better raising budgetary funding from privatization.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo urges youths to explore technology and innovation

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday urged youths in the country to explore opportunities in technology and innovative endeavours for self-reliance.
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu

Oil minister to address energy infrastructure deficiency in Sub-Sahara Africa

Dr Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, would join other speakers to address energy infrastructure deficiency in Sub-Sahara Africa at the Africa Oil and Gas Summit in Kenya.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC vows to challenge appeal court ruling upholding Adamawa governor’s election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Supreme Court.
Nigeria Police

Robbers device new method of attacking bank customers

The Ebonyi Police Command on Thursday said it had uncovered a new strategy used by criminals to rob bank customers.

Real Madrid leading talks for radical new European Super League

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez is leading the charge for Europe’s biggest clubs to break away from their domestic competitions and form a radical new Super League.
Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.

Interfax: New Russia-Turkey S-400 missile deal in the works

Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.
The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Salami, has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Benedicta Adeola Ehanire, as the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO).

University of Benin appoints new public relations officer

The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. (Mrs.) Lilian Salami, has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Benedicta Adeola Ehanire, as the institution’s Public Relations Officer (PRO).