Human Rights 

Ethiopia still in grip of spreading violence, hate speech and aid crisis

Kaari Betty Murungi, chair of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia, was speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.  The Commission had received reports last week of the killings in Western Oromia, as it continued its work investigating rights abuses linked to conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, that flared in November 2020. … Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

Rapper Oba Lurge signs deal with Universal Music ahead of…

Oba Lurge, the Nigerian rapper, has signed a deal with Universal Music Nigeria, the record label, ahead of his fourth extended play (EP). Advertisement The musician announced the deal in a statement sent to TheCable Lifestyle. According to the rapper, the project — billed for release in August — will feature guest appearances from established and fast-rising singers including Iyanya,… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

BREAKING: Court Orders MTN To Pay Nigerian Musician N20m For Using Song As Caller Tune Without Consent

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria to pay an Abuja-based musician, Liberty Williams over copyright violation. The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/2017 was instituted in 2017 by Williams against MTN, its Chief Executive Officer, Ferdi Moolman; Nowhere to Run Entertainment Ltd and Emmanuel Abanah. Williams with the stage name, “Pupayannis” had through his lawyers from… Read More
Human Rights 

Syria’s needs are at their highest ever, says top rights probe 

According to the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, 14.6 million Syrians depend on humanitarian assistance, 12 million face acute food insecurity, and nine in 10 now live below the poverty line.  Just last month, humanitarians warned that the funds pledged for relief operations were too small to help, said Commission of Inquiry chair, Paulo Pinheiro:  Wrong priorities  “Given this disturbing… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

Record label boss who fired handguns from balcony thought he was the ‘reincarnation of Tupac Shakur’

 A record label boss who fired handguns from his penthouse balcony has been detained in a psychiatric unit. Pictured: Mr Alunomoh  The music boss said he believed he was a reincarnation of US rapper Tupac Shakur during the incident un the first pandemic lockdown. Michael Alunomoh, 35 who calls himself the CEO of Truth or Dare Records, posted a live video… Read More
Entertainment Lifestyle 

The cost of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for Qatar World Cup 2022

Doha, Qatar – Nigerian football fans and business owners in Qatar are still reeling from their team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup 2022, which will be held in the Middle Eastern country from November 21 to December 18. Nigeria’s failure to beat Ghana in March prevented them from qualifying for Qatar 2022, a result that shocked not only… Read More
Health Advice Lifestyle 

WHO highlights urgent need to transform mental health and mental health care

The World Health Organization today released its largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century. The detailed work provides a blueprint for governments, academics, health professionals, civil society and others with an ambition to support the world in transforming mental health. In 2019, nearly a billion people – including 14% of the world’s adolescents – were… Read More
Health Advice Lifestyle 

UN humanitarian leaders call for the renewal of cross-border aid authorization to northwest Syria

In less than a month, the Security Council resolution that allows the United Nations and our implementing partners to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to northwest Syria from across the border with Türkiye will expire. The 15-member Security Council will decide whether to renew it or not. This decision is critical for the lives and wellbeing of 4.1 million people trapped… Read More
Development Health Advice 

COVID-19: BA.4 and BA.5 variants spur 20 per cent rise in cases

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed in his weekly briefing to journalists that the global figure overall remains “relatively stable”, but nobody should be under any illusion, that the coronavirus is on the way out. “#COVID19, driven by BA.4 and BA.5 in many places, cases are on the rise in 110 countries, causing overall global cases to increase by 20%… Read More
Development Health Advice 

Safer roads, a global development challenge for all: Senior UN official 

Nneka Henry, who heads the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) Secretariat, noted that 500 children die in crashes every day, and that of the older population, women are 17 times more likely to be killed during a car crash than men, even when wearing seatbelts.  Challenge for all  Despite these statistics, road safety is not just a challenge for… Read More