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Apple Music celebrates Nigerian Independence Day with Oshe Naija campaign & announces the Top Nigerian Artists and Songs

Apple Music is celebrating Nigeria’s Independence Day with a month-long campaign across the service. Oshe Naija (meaning ‘Thanks Nigeria’ in Yoruba), honours Nigeria’s rich musical history, and pays tribute to the mammoth impact that Nigerian Artists and Creatives are having around the world.  Oshe Naija features some of the country’s biggest producers and songwriters. Producers like KDDO (Kiddominant), who produced Davido’s US Gold-certified “Fall”, duo Legendury Beatz, of Wizkid’s “Essence” fame, and Kel-P who was behind Burna Boy’s “On The Low” from his grammy nominated album African Giant, will all be…

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Latest Nigeria 

Murder of Rev Shuaibu in Kano

Dear friends, Re: Murder of Rev Shuaibu in Kano I am writing to express our deepest sympathies following the brutal murder of Rev. Yohanna Shuaibu by an islamic mob in Kano. The horrific killing of this Christian pastor is another sordid  illustration of Islamic extremism, hatred and intolerance in the region. Unfortunately, the Gov. Ganduje-led islamist government has not helped matters. His government has continued to enable the oppression and persecution with impunity of minority religious and belief groups in the state. Kano state government has expressly failed in its…

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Satire: Bill Gates calls for the withdrawal of all Covid-19 Vaccines; “The vaccines are far more dangerous than anyone imagined”

By W. Gelles In a shocking announcement, Bill Gates, billionaire Microsoft co-founder and the major force behind the COVID-19 vaccines, called for all the COVID-19 genetic-based vaccines to be taken off the market immediately. In an often anguished 19-minute televised speech, Gates said: “We made a terrible mistake. We wanted to protect people against a dangerous virus. But it turns out the virus is much less dangerous than we thought. And the vaccine is far more dangerous than anyone imagined.” By W. Gelles “These vaccines—Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca—they’re…

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Latest OP-ED Zambia 

Zambia: The President Should Rescind the Decision to Deploy De-fence Forces

By Henry Kyambalesa Our brother President Edgar C. Lungu needs to promptly rescind his decision to deploy defence forces to quell political violence expected to be perpetrated by unruly supporters of citizens vying for elective positions in government ahead of the August 12, 2021 general elections. He should do so for two important reasons. Firstly, the gallant members of our defence forces are not trained to observe the rights and freedoms of the citizenry guaranteed by the Republican constitution and are, therefore, likely to violate such rights and freedoms. As…

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Igwe Latest Lifestyle 

Tribute to My Father – Leo Igwe

By Leo Igwe I knew that this day would come. My mind had been psychologically prepared for it but I was unsure who would be the one paying tribute. I have been told that cats have nine lives. This characterization is because cats have the ability -and agility- to survive despite close encounters with death or disaster. My father, Oliver Iroanuonwu Igwe, was a cat. He had the phenomenal ability to defy life-threatening odds. He sailed through nine lives at the astonishment of many. Simply put, on many occasions, he…

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Morrocco Africa Latest Lifestyle 

Local Communities Are the How

By Yossef Ben-MeirMarrakech The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are aspirationally universal, addressing globally relevant issues with earnest objectives. Despite the profound good that they represent, fundamental problems exist with the Goals. They lack prescriptiveness, even to the extent of not explicitly aligning with what we know is indelible to sustainability: local people’s participation. Relatedly, the process of how the 17 SDGs were conceived was not based upon the totality of needs expressed by local communities worldwide. As a result, the people whose lives the Goals are meant to…

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Latest Malawi 

Malawian Female peacekeeper killed in DRC by unknown armed group

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has confirmed that one its officers on peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been killed by unknown armed group. MDF has identified the fallen hero as Lance Corporal Chitenji Kamanga who was based at Malawi Maritime Force Headquarters in Monkey-Bay, Mangochi. Acting MDF spokesperson, Major Emmanuel Mlelemba said in a statement she was killed around 13:30hrs when her base was attacked by an unknown illegal armed group. She was serving in DRC under the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in…

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Latest Lifestyle Nigeria 

TB Joshua Speaks on Pastor Dare Adeboye’s Death, Prays For RCCG

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has sent a message of condolence to Pastor Enoch Adeboye and the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) over the sudden death of Pastor Dare Adeboye.  “God does not need our permit; God’s time is the best,” Joshua stated in a live service broadcast on Friday 7th May 2021 on Emmanuel TV.  “It is not how long we live that matters but how well we live,” he continued in the short condolence message also uploaded to his social media accounts. “Pray that the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, will…

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Mubarak Bala: Blasphemy Allegations, Religious Oppression and Muslim Majority in Northern Nigeria

It is now almost four weeks since the police arrested Nigerian atheist, Mubarak Bala following a petition that he insulted the prophet of Islam. The police have, in the quest to appease the petitioners and the Islamist base, held Mr. Bala incommunicado, without access to lawyers and family members. The police have yet to charge him in court. And in an apparent endorsement of the detention, the Islamic establishment has remained silent in the face of this outrage. There has not been any press statement from Islamic organizations regarding the…

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Latest Nigeria 

Police: Where is Mubarak Bala?

As it stands now, the fate of Mubarak Bala, Nigerian humanist who was arrested last week is unknown. Nobody is sure if Mr. Bala is alive or dead. If he is alive, no one knows the conditions of his detention. Mr. Bala was last seen on April 29, 2020, a day after police detectives from the Kano State Command arrested him in Kaduna. As soon as the information reached me that Mr. Bala was in the police custody, I contacted the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kaduna and the Police…

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