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Headies: Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, others battle for Artiste of the Year award

Five top Nigerian artistes have been nominated in the Artiste of the Year category for this year’s Headies award
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

IPOB kicks against attacks of supporters in South Africa

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has kicked against alleged attacks on its members by the South African Police while protesting President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to South Africa.

Headies 2019: Burna Boy, Teni, Adekunle Gold dominate nominations — full list

Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy, Teni and Adekunle Gold, topped thd list of nominees for the 2019 Headies’ Award which was released on Monday.
Jose Mourinho has revealed the reason why he didn't return to Milan to celebrate Inter's 2010 Champions League final victory, insisting that, had he done so, he would've ended up not taking over at Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho reveals why he swerved 2010 Champions League celebrations

Jose Mourinho has revealed the reason why he didn't return to Milan to celebrate Inter's 2010 Champions League final victory, insisting that, had he done so, he would've ended up not taking over at Real Madrid.

Lecturer emerges maiden Rotary Club president in Ibadan community

Mr Idowu Adewumi, a lecturer and Director of Information and Communication Technology at the Federal College of Agriculture, Ibadan, has been installed as the first president of Rotary Club of Ibadan-Elebu Metropolis.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Binyavanga Wainaina

Chimamanda Adichie pays tribute to Kenya’s Binyavanga Wainaina

Award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has paid glowing tributes to the late renowned Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina, describing his demise as a loss of a “precious friend.’’
Alex Lacamoire, Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake were awarded honorary doctorates on Saturday from Berklee College of Music.

Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott receive honorary doctorate degrees

American singers Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott have been honoured with doctor of music degrees by Berklee College of Music, Massachusetts.
Mo Salah

Time releases list of 100 most influential people of 2019

This year’s list is divided into four categories namely; pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah withdraws from Egypt squad amid injury concern

Mo Salah calls for better treatment of women in Muslim world

Egyptian football star Mohamed “Mo” Salah has called for change in the way women are treated in the Muslim world, in an interview with Time magazine published Wednesday.

Timi Frank: INEC ordered supplementary election unnecessary

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Comrade Timi Frank, has said that the supplementary elections ordered by the Independent National Electoral Commission was unnecessary since the commission has already declared a winner of the Presidential election and issue a certificate of return.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde gets special recognition in Los Angeles

A popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has received special recognition at the first ‘Blacks in Cinema’ presentation in Los Angeles.
Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple’s Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Apple chief executive Tim Cook called on US lawmakers Thursday to pass privacy legislation enabling consumers to see and delete their harvested online personal data from a central clearinghouse.
France's forward Kylian MBappe poses during a photo session after an interview with AFP in which he announced the formalization of his Ambassadorship with the Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot on November 8, 2018. - Mbappe, who will turn 20 on December 20, became in the summer of 2017 the second most expensive player in football history with a move costing 180 million euros, behind his Brazilian teammate Neymar who's move cost 222 million euros (264 million US dollars). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Kylian Mbappe: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi still best but won’t win Ballon d’Or

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe told AFP on Thursday that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi remain football's greatest players but that his own World Cup heroics could help crown him the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Report: Dangote responsible for over 10 percent of Nigeria’s GDP

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, and his conglomerate, the Dangote Group, have been reported to be responsible for over 10 percent of Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique de Lyon (OL) on October 7, 2018 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - AFP PHOTO - FRANCK FIFE

Kylian Mbappe: My life is upside down

France forward Kylian Mbappe admitted that his whirlwind rise to the top of world football has totally changed his life.
Marc and Lynne Benioff

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff, wife buy Time magazine

Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will buy storied US news magazine Time for $190 million, a company statement said Sunday.

MFM founder Daniel Olukoya files N10 billion libel suit against Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore

The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, has filed a libel suit against the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, demanding N10 billion in damages.

Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde invited to join Oscar voting academy

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, popularly known as ‘Omosexy’ was on Monday invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science popularly known as the Oscars.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’