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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government unperturbed by blackmail over amended broadcasting code – minister

The Federal Government on Tuesday unveiled the new amendment to the 6th Edition of the Broadcasting Code, stressing that it will not yield to blackmail by a segment of the stakeholders opposed to the new code.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi voted as the greatest player of the century

This week, the Independent have been counting down the 100 best players in the 21st century and after careful consideration and a detailed voting system, Lionel Messi has been ranked as the greatest player of modern times. As if that was ever in question at all.
Lion Heart Genevieve Nnaji

Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

WASEC sets to promote creativity in teachers, others

The Convener, Writers, Authors, Speakers and Entrepreneurs Conference, WASEC, Mr. Kayode Adeogun, has said the need to help teachers and other professionals build, connect, expand and define with clarity their purpose informed orgainsing the event slated for later in the week year.

Group unveils three projects to mark 2020 World Book Day

The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) on Wednesday unveiled plan to celebrate this year World Book Day with three projects namely; National Book Awareness Week, African Book Week and the Children’s Book Week. All projects will run concurrently.
In this file photograph taken on November 1, 1967, Biafran prisoners and civilians wait at the federal camp of Nakurdi, a converted outdoor movie theatre in Enugu, after fighting between Nigerian federal army troops and the Biafran rebels, during the Biafran war. (AFP)

Fifty years on, Nigeria struggles with memory of Biafra war

Dikoye Oyeyinka, 33, has been billed as one of the most promising Nigerian writers of his generation.

Ondo university set for social media festival

All hands are on deck at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State to organise a first of its kind Social Media Gathering, together creative minds and students in and outside the state.
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 urged to probe governors’ wives

The Writers Against AIDS has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the financial transactions of state agencies for the control of HIV/AIDS mostly headed by governors’ wives.
Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi

Senator Makarfi tells labour to stop fighting for money

A former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has asked organised labour in the country to always hold government accountable rather than fighting for “money, money.”
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister unveils agenda for Nigeria’s culture, tourism sector

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Sunday unveiled his agenda to transform the creative, tourism and culture industry into Nigeria’s new oil in the next four years.

How to avoid plagiarism using a paraphrasing tool

When you look up a topic on the internet, a lot of material for that topic comes up. But if you observe closely, no two materials written by different people on that topic or idea are alike because; two people can never have the same representation of the same idea.
Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Crackdown widens after call for new protests in Egypt

At least 1,900 people have been detained since protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began in Cairo and other Egyptian cities last Friday, the head of a rights monitoring group said on Thursday.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Royal baby Archie awaited in South Africa for first official trip

Britain's Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and baby Archie are expected in South Africa on Monday to begin their first official tour as a family since their son's birth in May.

Odia Ofeimun urges writers to save Nigeria with works

Odia Ofeimun, a renowned Nigerian poet, on Saturday in Abuja urged writers to keep on writing for the betterment of Nigeria.
Mr Johnson Babalola, a Nigerian but Canada-based lawyer, on 8 May 2019, delivered a paper, entitled “Irregular Migration- Our Failures and Beyond the Tears” in Abuja.

Canada-based lawyer tasks leaders on curbing irregular migration from Nigeria

Mr Johnson Babalola, a Nigerian but Canada-based lawyer, on 8 May 2019, delivered a paper, entitled “Irregular Migration: Our Failures and Beyond the Tears” in Abuja. That was at a joint conference organized by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Catholic Diocese of Abuja.
Armando Vega Gil

Musician commits suicide after #MeToo accusation

A Mexican rock star was found dead Monday after tweeting that he planned to kill himself in a “radical declaration of innocence” after being accused of sexual harassment by the country’s #MeToo movement.

Writers urge young talents not to fear failure, criticism

Some Writers in the FCT have advised young upcoming writers to pursue their art and not be deterred by the fear of failure or criticism.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Writers task youths on knowledge of past leaders

Some writers in Abuja have stressed the need for youths to be acquainted with the history of Nigeria’s past leaders in order to inspire them and preserve the nation’s heritage.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.