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Africa 

Moroccan police arrest 20 over allegations of sexual assault at music festival

The Moroccan police have arrested 20 people after violence broke out at a major urban music festival in Casablanca last weekend. the police however in a statement on Monday (03 October) denied allegations of sexual assaults committed during the festival that were shared on social networks, saying they had not received any complaints or reports. The 20 people arrested are… Read More
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Nigeria @ 62: Nigerians’ unhelpful obsession with foreign stuff, by Rasheedat Shuaib

There is no better time to reflect on some of the self-sabotaging habits of Nigerians than a period the country is marking her independence anniversary. There is no better period to do so other than a time we are marking the 62nd anniversary of that historic ceremony that saw the British Union Jack lowered and Nigeria’s Green White Green raised,… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

Legendary singer, Asa sues Joeboy for N300 million over copyright infringement

Nigerian musician Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, has issued a copyright infringement warning to Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa, also known as Joeboy. She stated that his freshly released song, Contour, was plagiarized from her recording of a musical composition from September 22, 2020. In a letter delivered via her management to Joeboy, the female singer demanded N300 million and a… Read More
Africa 

Extremist attack in Somalia kills at least 20

An attack by Islamic extremist fighters Somali government headquarters on Monday has left 20 dead and 36 wounded. The Somalia-based al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack in Beledweyne, a town more than 300 kilometres north of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. “Heavy and disastrous explosions in Beledweyne district have killed people including government officials, civilians and soldiers”, said Bishar Hussein Jimale, Beledweyne Police… Read More
Africa 

Major policy shift as Kenya authorises GM crops and animal feeds

In a major policy shift, newly elected Kenyan President William Ruto’s government has authorised the cultivation and importation of genetically modified crops and animal feeds, bringing an end to a 10-year ban. The announcement came as the country experiences its worst drought in 40 years. It’s estimated that at least 4 million people are going hungry in 23 counties, forcing… Read More
Africa 

Somalia government says shebab leader killed in air strike

Somali authorities say a top leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a joint operation by the Somali National Army and international partner forces. Abdullahi Nadir had a $3 million bounty on his head by the United States and the Somali government described him as “one of the most important members of al-Shabab.” He was killed Saturday… Read More
Africa 

Kenyan organisation turns discarded rubber sandals into artwork

In a workshop in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a group of artisans are turning discarded and dirty flip flops into beautiful artwork. They are part of the team at Ocean Sole, a social enterprise whose mission is to clean polluted beaches and provide careers to people in high-impact communities. Flip flops are worn around the world, and millions are produced… Read More
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Why Nigeria should invest more in brains exports and less in oil and Agric- PwC

Nigeria is strategically positioned to supply specialist labour to the global market given the prevalence of brain capital in the economy, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), observes.   PwC noted this in a new report titled: “Nigerian Brain Exports: The Optimal Path to Growing the Nigerian Economy”, which stated that Nigeria has great potential as a nation for exporting brain capital.  Brain capital is… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

90% Of Friendships In Music Industry Are Fake – Harrysong

Harrison Tare Okiri, popularly known as Harrysong, has come out to say that ninety per cent of the friendships in the entertainment industry are fake. The ‘It’s Not A Lie’ singer, in an interview with Franklyspeakingpodcast, made this disheartening opinion known to support the claim that friendships in the entertainment industry are fake. ALSO READ: Comic Actress, Mama No Network Survives… Read More