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CSOs march to MKO Abiola’s Lagos home on June 12

Image Credits: NAN. A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on Saturday marched to late Chief MKO Abiola’s Lagos home, in commemoration of the 2021 Democracy Day. Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military government. The walk, which involved about 10 CSOs, commenced from Read More…

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From Nigeria to Brazil ‘halo’ crops reap pandemic profits

In picture above: Freshly washed ginger plant bulbs are seen at a market in Kaduna, Nigeria. April 30, 2021. Picture taken April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde In a flowing cream hijab, Karima M. Imam walks through her fields in scrubland in northern Nigeria as workers harvest a gnarled brown root that has turned gold since COVID struck: ginger. "If I had the capital, I'd plant more. People are looking for ginger now, and there is not enough," she said at her five hectare farm on the outskirts of Kaduna. A woman sells spices at a market in Kaduna, Nigeria. April 30, 2021. Picture

Three oil firms, Nigeria’s NNPC in talks to buy stake in Dangote refinery

In picture above: A worker walks past storage tanks at Dangote oil refinery in Ibeju Lekki district, on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria August 7, 2019. Picture taken August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja Four oil firms including Nigeria's state-oil company have approached Dangote Industries to acquire a stake in Africa's largest oil refinery, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday. Devakumar Edwin, group executive director, said the firms from Western and Middle East countries and involved in trading and crude production were looking to secure crude supply agreements, a similar objective to that pursued by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Aliko Dangote

Credit Suisse scandals prompt Switzerland to think unthinkable: punish bankers

Exasperation with Credit Suisse following a string of scandals is prompting Switzerland to rethink a system in which top bankers have been largely untouchable. Credit Suisse's heavy losses from the collapse of family office Archegos and the decimation of billions of client investments backed by insolvent British financier Greensill have angered regulators and triggered a rare discussion among lawmakers about fining bankers. Switzerland's national flag flies above the logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland April 18, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The debate, the biggest public discussion about banking reform since the financial crash, centres on ending the current
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Nigerian police fire teargas to break up protests over rising insecurity

Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. Police fired teargas and detained several demonstrators in the Nigerian cities of Lagos and Abuja on Saturday during protests over the country’s worsening security situation. Anger over mass kidnappings-for-ransom, a decade-long Islamist insurgency and a crackdown on protesters in Lagos last October has fuelled demands for the government of President Muhammadu Read More…

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U.S. calls on Nigeria to end Twitter suspension

Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. The United States on Thursday condemned the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter and targeting individuals who use the social media site, including Nigerian broadcasters, and called for the African nation to reverse its decision. “Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather, and disseminate opinions and information has no place Read More…

In boost for Africa, Senegal aims to make COVID shots next year

Credit Suisse scandals prompt Switzerland to think unthinkable: punish bankers

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‘Find the virus!’

Image Credits: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein, CDC/Fred Murphy. US President, Joe Biden triggers investigation of origin of COVID-19 including possible Chinese laboratory leakage President Joe Biden ordered aides to find answers to the origin of the virus that causes COVID-19, saying on Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies are pursuing rival theories potentially including the possibility of a Read More…

Macron hosts summit on financing Africa’s post-pandemic recovery

Microsoft says it investigated Gates’ involvement with employee

Micro Mike and Monicazation remember Majek Fashek

Mike Appoh, popularly known as Micro Mike, was prominent on the alto saxophone playing vibrant riffs during Majek Fashek's pulsating performances on stage. Mike is a multi-instrumentalist plying his trade in the UK as a jazz player. Then, there was Monica Omorodion Swaida, who always went went with the stage name, Monicazation, who used to lend her voice to Fashek's background vocals as they traversed the length and breath of the country. At most of the meets, she was the opening act. Monica is a singer, actress, and insurance mogul. Micro MikeMonicazation That was a long time ago in the 80s and

The Fisherman’s Diary

Review by Chiamaka Nsude The movie “The Fisherman’s Diary” is a story of betrayal, selfishness and greed which present themselves as tools to boycott a young woman’s dream. Set in Cameroon, the 2 hours 22 minutes movie which was released in 2020, chronicles the life of a 12year old girl who grew up in the coastal regions and inadvertently pursues a career in fish sales while nursing an ambition to pursue education. The movie evokes emotions of pity and anger as elicited by the rich use of Cameroonian Pidgin English, a variety that is similar in texture to Nigerian Pidgin English. It


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