OP-ED Opinions 

News24.com | South African education is appalling but there are answers

2019-07-21 08:00 I have yet to meet a teacher who was not excited at the prospect of having their learners do well. We have the resources, so why not initiate an plan with teachers relieved of their duties for one year to improve their education, writes Anita Worrall. President Cyril Ramaphosa listed education as a priority in his recent policy speech. But in my and many of my associates’ opinion there is much more to be said and to be done in education than he indicated.  Notwithstanding one of the highest…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

It’s unfair to say Nigerian music corrupting young minds – Latoya

Tofarati Ige Budding artiste, Lateef Adedapo, aka Latoya, is not happy that some people claim music by Nigerian artistes corrupt the minds of young ones. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, he said, “It would be unfair to say that those who work day and night to produce these songs are doing ‘wack’ music and that they corrupt young minds. I believe this is an issue of choice. We all have the free will to either use something positively or negatively. Music has nothing to do with the corruption of…

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Africa 

Zambians protest government corruption

*Zambians donned in yellow, waving yellow posters, are denouncing the corruption that is plaguing their country. During a rally in Lusaka, the capital on Saturday, several hundred people demanded that the living conditions of the population be improved. * They demanded that the government use public funds for the poorest so that to provide better schools and health care.and to ensure ministers do not end up with so many houses or individual executives with so much money. This money, if we managed it better, our whole lives would be better.…

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Africa 

Sport24.co.za | Rassie hails ‘awesome’ new boy Jantjies

Jantjies had a huge impact on the game at Ellis Park with the highlight being a brilliant 62nd-minute try as he stole away down the blindside that gave the home team a decisive 28-10 lead.  “Herschel showed that he is definitely comfortable at this level and one can have nothing other than praise for him,” said Erasmus of the Stormers halfback, who has just one season of Super Rugby behind him. “To come straight from Super Rugby and play like that – his service, his box-kicks, his technique, his grit…

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Africa 

Nigeria ambush victims’ family grieve

Relatives of the victims of a suspected terrorist attack in Nigeria are reeling in Shock. The attack happened on Friday in Nigeria’s north East Borno state when a convoy of humanitarian workers was ambushed leaving the driver dead and six people missing. “Actually when I heard the news I was truly and totally in shock because this person left home healthy and went to earn for his family then we heard this bad news. I really really was in shock,” said Ali Garba Musa, borther of a missing person. “The…

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Africa 

When Beyonce ‘delivered’ a rendition of Nigerian national anthem

In the wake of the release of “The Gift,” which Beyonce has described as her love letter to Africa, a Twitter post has coughed up her decade-old rendition of the Nigerian national anthem. The American singer, songwriter and global entertainment icon Beyonce Knowles’ praise from Nigerians on Twitter has shot up – again. A Nigerian social media influencer, Japhet Omojuwa, shared a two-minute and 17 seconds clip from MTV Base showing Beyonce’s performance of the anthem at a concert back in 2009. He captioned his post: “Beyoncé hosted the final,…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Before Religious Houses Ruin What Is Left Of Our Lives, The Noisy Worship Must Stop By Sodiq Zainab

It saddens my heart to see how Nigerians can’t tell the difference between worshipping God and making noise. Before I pour out my mind, I will like make it clear to everyone that this is not an attack on any religion. I’m sure those of you who are religious but do not worship God will come for me, you are all welcome. Dear church/mosque leaders, I understand that both of you worship God in your own unique ways and I truly believe in God and I even serve him but…

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Africa 

Algerian champions land home

The Algerian squad that defeated Senegal on Friday in the final match of the African Cup of Nations, is back home. The new African champions bearing their medals arrived Saturday in Algiers to a grand welcome. The victory has brought to an end nearly 30 years of loosing. Algeria’s last title in the tournament was in 1990. This victory comes at a time when the country is going through a period of political unrest with anti-government demonstrations across the country. This celebration therefore offered Algeria a moment of reprieve, as…

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