Day: December 21, 2020

Confederate general’s statue removed from US Capitol building

A statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee that has represented Virginia in the United States Capitol for 111 years has been removed. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said in a statement that workers removed the statue from the National Statuary Hall Collection early Monday morning. Northam had requested the removal and a state commission decided […]

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Nigeria Is Not An Islamic State, Remove Arabic Language From Naira Notes – Lawyer Tells FG

Arabic in naira notes The federal government has been told to immediately remove arabic language from naira notes. Nigerian lawyer and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba said this as he added that Nigeria is not an Islamic state. According to the PUNCH, Agbakoba wondered why Arabic inscription is on the […]

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‘News of the World’ review: Tom Hanks wins the West

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has a helluva gig. He schleps around the US reading newspapers aloud to backwoods townsfolk during the 1870s. While that task may seem simple enough next to other 19th-century jobs such as laying railroad track or cattle-wrangling, the work is treacherous. Report the news in the wrong tone, and you could […]

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Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny says he pranked secret agent, learns of underwear murder plot

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Monday he had tricked a Russian secret agent into disclosing details of the botched plot to kill him and had been told that poison had been placed in his underpants. Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critics, was airlifted to Germany for treatment in August after collapsing […]

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Senatorial bye-election: We’d build Cross River North of our dreams – Jarigbe

From Judex Okoro, Calabar A lawmaker representing Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, has promised his constituents a senatorial district of their dreams devoid of personal or family dynasties. Jarigbe stated this in a terse statement made available to reporters in Calabar shortly after INEC had issued a Certificate […]

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Governor Umahi Attacks Nnamdi Kanu for Launching Security Outfit

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has come under intense attack from the Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi. Umahi attacked Kanu for creating a new security outfit. Umahi is also the Chairman of Southeast Governors Forum. Nnamdi Kanu had in a statement released a few weeks […]

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K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80’s Ladies’ fame, dead at 78

Country music has lost its “’80s Lady.” K.T. Oslin, a country music singer and songwriter, has died after a battle with Parkinson’s disease and COVID-19, a friend confirmed to Rolling Stone. She was 78. Oslin was the first woman songwriter to win the Country Music Association Awards’ top honor for Song of the Year in […]

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Her Network is Celebrating 12 Outstanding Women in their 4th Annual ‘Woman of the Year’ Awards

Global Inspiration and Lifestyle Platform, Her Network, has announced that Twelve (12) outstanding women across different sectors in Nigeria are being honored this year for the 4th Annual Her Network Woman of the Year Awards. Previous years have seen the platform call for public nominations before announcing nominees and then, recipients at the annual awards […]

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Chima Anyaso talks Transitioning from Business to Politics on “Under 40 CEOs”

On this episode of “Under 40 CEOs“, Familusi Akin Babajide (FAB) sits with Chima Anyaso, the CEO of Ceecon Energy Oil and Gas. Born under a heavily influenced entrepreneurial environment in Enyimba City, Aba, Chima Anyaso not only took to business early in life, as his father was also a successful businessman in Aba. He took his […]

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New Video: Flavour feat. Phyno – Doings

Flavour serves up the official video for his song “Doings” featuring Phyno, off the “Flavour of Africa” album. The TG Omori shot and directed video features a guest appearance from Nollywood actor Zubby Micheal. Watch the video below: 

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Don’t distract me with 2023 presidency – Governor Yahaya Bello tells supporters

Governor Yahaya Bello has told his supporters not to distract him with calls for him to contest in the 2023 presidential election. Speaking on Monday December 21 through his Chief Press Secretary, Nnogwu Sani Mohammed at the ongoing security and economic summit of the North Central Governors Forum in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, Bello […]

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EU clears Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for first inoculations

The European Union geared up to launch mass vaccinations against COVID-19 just after Christmas after the shot developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech cleared regulatory hurdles on Monday. European Union countries including Germany, France, Austria and Italy have said they plan to start vaccinations from Dec. 27 as Europe tries to catch up […]

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo: I’m led by inspiration to contest, not ambition

From Stanley Uzoaru, George Onyejiuwa, Owerri The consensus candidate for the position of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, has affirmed that he is inspired to lead the Igbo organisation. Obiozor, who stated this on Monday during a press conference in Owerri, also indicated that experience, not age, is what is pertinent in […]

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Ex-envoy to South Africa in race for Ohanaeze secretary-general

From Okey Sampson, Umuahia Nigeria’s former Consul General in South Africa, Ambassador Okey Emuchay, is in the race for the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The Ohanaeze secretary-general position is zoned to Abia State in the January 2021 election and Emuchay who hails from Azumini in Ukwa East Local Government of the state, said he would […]

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66-year-old Man Dies After Romp With 25-year-old Sidechic Inside Hotel Room (Photo)

The man died inside a hotel room A 25-year-old sidechic is on the run after her 66-year-old sugar daddy died inside hotel where they had lodged for a romp. The tragic incident happened in Ghana. The 66-year-old man has been identified as William Agyei. It was learnt that the elderly man checked in at the […]

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Hugh Jackman and wife go for a very chilly swim in the Hamptons

He must be taking the cancellation of the 2021 Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge pretty hard. Hugh Jackman was spotted out on a Hamptons beach with wife Deborra-Lee Furness on Monday, and despite it being December in New York, the pair went for a swim! Furness was wearing a wetsuit, so she at least hasn’t […]

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U.S. coronavirus vaccination drive heads to nursing homes

The U.S. government and two of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains on Monday began a nationwide campaign to vaccinate nursing home residents against COVID-19, a week after the first vaccines authorized in the country went to healthcare workers. The program led by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and CVS Health Corp is the latest effort to […]

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Ooni of Ife And Prophetess Queen Dedicate Their Newborn Prince to God Inside Church (Photos)

Ooni and wife dedicates their son to God The new prince of Ife has been dedicated in church to the almight God. The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and his Queen, Prophetess Silekunola Naomi dedicated their son and royal prince in Church yesterday. This is coming a few weeks after the prince was […]

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Little things make a difference – Kizz Daniel encourages fans

Singer and songwriter Kizz Daniel has encouraged fans not to give up on the very little things they have because they make a difference. According to him, every little thing makes a difference therefore they shouldn’t give up whether what they are doing is little or not provided it’s not something criminal. A lot of […]

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ flops in China box office debut

Wonder Woman’s powers appear to be waning — at the box office. “Wonder Woman 1984” — Warner Bros.’s much-anticipated sequel to its superhero franchise starring Gal Gadot — suffered a weak weekend debut in China, where it earned a mere $19 million in ticket sales, or less than half of what Hollywood had expected. Media […]

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