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Spotify EQUAL Music Program welcomes Nigeria’s Ayra Starr

– – Spotify celebrates Ayra Starr, the newest artist to join the EQUAL Music Programme as the EQUAL Africa Artist of the Month. Spotify EQUAL aims to foster gender equality in music and provide a platform to highlight influential female creators, Spotify welcomes Ayra as she joins the list of fierce African women making waves in music. The 19-year-old singer is a burgeoning Nigerian Afro-Pop and R&B singer whose charismatic music style is daring and undaunted– impacting and empowering people, especially those who need encouragement. This announcement comes off the…

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Nigeria launches eNaira, Africa’s first digital currency

– – Nigeria has launched Africa’s first digital currency called the eNaira. This will be the country’s new digital version of its currency. The country’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that Nigeria has “become the first country in Africa and one of the first in the world to have introduced a digital currency for our citizens.” Nigeria’s government said the new digital currency should improve cross-border trade and enable financial inclusion for those in the informal economy as well as increase remittances from abroad. The eNaira was to have…

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#NoFalseNewsZone comic book series launched in Nigeria

– – Facebook and Comic Republic have announced the launch of #NoFalseNewsZone online comic book, an exciting and educational comic series designed to help people think critically about the messages they see and read online. The series helps readers to identify false news and what they can do to help minimise its spread. The online comic book, which comes in a three-part series will feature the stories of an experienced nurse, an intern reporter and a university student who are on their personal journey to educate people on how to…

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Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage being blackmailed over her sex tape

“I am that crazy I could put it out myself – you are not making any money off me,” she said. But the singer is worried about the impact of this incident on her six-year-old son from her previous relationship. – – “I am going to talk to him and for me it is even later on when he’s about 15 and someone is trying to be rude to him… I just have to brace him up,” she said. Sourced from Africa Feeds

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Nigeria’s President Buhari orders lifting of ban on Twitter

– – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has announced that the ban on social media giant Twitter can now be lifted. In a speech on Friday to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence day celebration, President Buhari said he had directed that the ban on the operations of Twitter, in Nigeria be lifted conditionally. That condition includes meeting demands from the Nigerian government related to National Security and Cohesion; Registration, Physical presence and Representation; Fair Taxation; Dispute Resolution; and Local Content. He said “Following the suspension of Twitter operations, Twitter Inc. reached out…

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Ghana: Renewed tension over latest closure of Nigerian-owned shops

– – Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are agitating over the closure of their shops by their Ghanaian counterparts. Several shops in Abbosey Okai and Tip Toe land in Accra and Koforidua in the Eastern Region have been locked up by the Ghanaian traders. The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) sanctioned what it calls a distress action following the unsuccessful diplomatic engagements between the governments of Ghana and Nigeria. GUTA is accusing the Nigerian traders of failing to cooperate with the joint committee on foreign retail trade by providing…

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Nigeria: Over 100 prisoners captured after jail break

– – Over 100 prisoners who escaped from prison have been recaptured. They are part of some 240 prisoners who escaped from prison over the weekend. The prisoners escaped after gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Kogi state. A spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service said in a statement the correctional facility in Kogi’s Kabba district came under fire from unidentified gunmen, who raided the site and “immediately engaged the armed guards in a fierce gun battle.” At least one police officer was killed in the attack whilst another was…

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Nigeria: Two dead as gunmen attack military academy

– – At least two people have been killed after gunmen attacked a top military academy in Nigeria. Local media reports say another person has been abducted at the Nigerian Defence Academy which trains elite officers from Nigeria and other African countries. An army spokesman said the assailants broke into the campus in the northern city of Kaduna in the early hours of Tuesday morning. In a statement the academy said “The security architecture of the Nigerian Defence Academy was compromised” on Tuesday “by unknown gunmen, who gained access into the…

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Beggars and hawkers banned in Nigeria’s Lagos state

– – Street begging and hawking has been banned in Nigeria’s Lagos state as officials make efforts to bring an end to the menace. A special taskforce has now been formed by the state authorities to ensure that beggars and hawkers do not roam the streets. Authorities have linked the activities of some of the beggars and hawkers to crime in the city as they are reported to be assaulting and robbing city residents. Police recently raised alarm over criminals disguising themselves as beggars and attacking Lagos residents. According to…

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Four million Nigerians face hunger over insurgent attacks

– – The United Nations has revealed that about 4.4 million people in north-eastern Nigeria may face acute hunger because of activities of insurgents. The Boko Haram militant group has been carrying out series of attacks in parts of Nigeria for years now. The north-eastern part of Nigeria has been the worst hit from the insurgent attacks. According to the UN, the situation has become dire as the insurgents have forced farmers from their land. Farmers have been targeted in the insurgency and the army has been carrying out operations against…

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