“Rihanna Drive” Pop Star To Have Street Named After Her In Barbados

“Rihanna Drive” Pop Star To Have Street Named After Her In Barbados

To commemorate its independence on the 30th of November this year, the island of Barbados has decided to honor one of it’s shiniest lights, Rihanna by renaming a street after her. According to online reports , the street Westbury New Road where Rihanna grew up will be renamed Rihanna Drive. The country’s Ministry of Tourism disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday: The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday, November 30, 2017 officially change the name of  Westbury New Road located in  St. Michael  to Rihanna Drive…

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Morocco Now To Replace Kenya As 2018 African Nations Championship Hosts

Morocco Now To Replace Kenya As 2018 African Nations Championship Hosts

The emergency committee of the African Football Confederation (CAF) met Saturday in Lagos and unanimously decided to give Morocco the green light ahead of Equatorial Guinea. A third candidate, Ethiopia, was not considered because it did not provide a letter of guarantee from its government. The Original hosts Kenya fell behind with five-venue preparations for the biennial 16-team tournament, which runs from January 12-February 4, leading them to be stripped of the hosting rights last month. Morocco have not hosted a senior CAF competition since the 1988 Africa Cup of…

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‘Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, used her mum’s account to launder N2.1b’ EFCC operative claims

‘Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, used her mum’s account to launder N2.1b’ EFCC operative claims

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, have accused former First Lady Patience Jonathan, of using her late mother’s company to launder about N2.114b. According to the Nation, a source at the anti-graft agency who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the company, Magel Resort Limited, allegedly secured over N200m IT contract from the National Information Technology Development Agency. There are allegations that some domestic aides of the former First Lady remitted about N5.7billion into the accounts of three firms linked to Mrs. Jonathan. As part of the investigation, some Federal Government…

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Lagos State Government Set To Honour Afro Music Legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Lagos State Government Set To Honour Afro Music Legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to honour the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, as the week long activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw to a close. According to the Commissioner, Governor Ambode will on Sunday, October 15, 2017, unveil a statue in Fela’s memory at the Allen Roundabout in Ikeja. Standing at 25 feet and titled ‘Liberation’, the statue is done in fibreglass by artist Abolore Sobayo of Cowrie Studios as “an iconic legacy to celebrate Fela’s unique dress sense…

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ECOWAS Court Orders Nigeria To Compensate Officer With $75k For His Son’s Death

ECOWAS Court Orders Nigeria To Compensate Officer With $75k For His Son’s Death

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has given judgment in the case of Wing Commander Danladi Angulu Kwasu and the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN), stating that the FRN violated the right of life in respect of the son who died during the watermanship training at the Nigerian Defence Academy, on April 30, 2015.   Kwasu’s son died by drowning and the court held that there was a failure to provide safety measures during the training or investigate the matter after the death.  The court ordered Nigeria to investigate the matter…

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Lionel Messi sends Argentina To World Cup 2018 With Magnificent Hat-Trick Against Ecuador

Lionel Messi sends Argentina To World Cup 2018 With Magnificent Hat-Trick Against Ecuador

Lionel Messi was the hero for Argentina as the striker scored a hat-trick against Ecuador on Tuesday to seal their spot in next year’s World Cup in Russia. Argentina, who won the World Cup twice in 1978 and 1986, was close to missing out of the 2018 World Cup after starting the match in sixth place in the South American qualifying group. The match which held at the Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito, saw the host stun Argentina by scoring after just 38 seconds to the match as midfielder Romario Iborra hit…

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Davido Takes Top Prize At AFRIMMA 2017

Davido Takes Top Prize At AFRIMMA 2017

The 2017 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) held on Sunday at the House of Blues, Dallas, Texas. The show was hosted by Basketmouth and Chipukeezy, and was a gathering of the best in African music, from Tiwa Savage to Fally Ipupa. Performing was Falz, Kaffy, Scientific from Liberia, Tzy Panshak from Cameroon, C4 Pedro, as well as Nsoki, both from Angola. Davido won the biggest prize of the night, taking home both the Artist of the Year award and the Song of the Year Award for “IF.” See the full list of AFRIMMA winners below:…

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Former VP Atiku Abubakar Meets With Goodluck Jonathan Over 2019 Presidency

Former VP Atiku Abubakar Meets With Goodluck Jonathan Over 2019 Presidency

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar reportedly met with former president Goodluck Jonathan over his plan to run for president in 2019. According to sources, the meeting was part of the effort to lure Atiku back to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP had reportedly for a while been making efforts to have Atiku return to the party, but the former vice president had given several conditions for his return, including that he be given an automatic ticket to represent the party at the 2019 presidential…

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Morocco To Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

Morocco To Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

CAF official Amaju Pinnick has said that Morocco intends to put in a bid to host the 2026 World Cup before the deadline next month. According to online sources, interested countries have been given a deadline of August 11 to state their interest in hosting the competition. USA, Canada, and Mexico have already stated their interest. Pinnick, speaking to BBC Sport, said: I’ve been told Morocco wants to put in its bid and CAF will support them 100 per cent. I’d be surprised if Morocco does not put in a…

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Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry & The Weeknd Lead Nominations For MTV VMAs 2017

Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry & The Weeknd Lead Nominations For MTV VMAs 2017

On Tuesday afternoon, MTV announced the nominations for the 2017 Video Music Awards via Instagram, and rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with the most nominations for his video “Humble.” with 11 nominations. Katy Perry and The Weeknd tied for second place with five nominations each. The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on will take place on Sunday, August 27  at The Forum in Inglewood, California. See full list of nominees below Video of the Year Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your…

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US Explains How Diezani Madueke Lavished $100m On Furniture And Artworks

US Explains How Diezani Madueke Lavished $100m On Furniture And Artworks

The United States of America has given the details of how a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly laundered about $144m, using part of the funds to purchase a yacht, landed properties, furniture and artworks. According to the US, while she held sway as the Nigerian petroleum minister, Diezani, who was otherwise known as “the Madam” or “Madam D,” led “a lavish and privileged lifestyle,” spending “more than one million dollars on furniture, artwork, and other furnishings purchased within the Southern District of Texas, and shipped, in…

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Acute Diarrhoea Kills 2 In Lagos State

Acute Diarrhoea Kills 2 In Lagos State

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, on Tuesday confirmed that two deaths has been recorded from the 27 cases line-listed in acute diarrhoea disease in some local government areas. Idris, alongside his counterpart from the Ministry of Information, Steve Ayorinde, made this known at a joint news conference in Lagos. He said that the upsurge of acute diarrhoea cases was the aftermath of flooding experienced by residents in some parts of the state following heavy rainfall in the last few days. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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