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March 8th- International Women's Day

International Women's Day fell on a Satuday this year. This observance on March 8th dates back more than 100 years. International Women's Day sheds a spotlight on the plight of the woman. It can be traced back to the various civil rights and labor rights movements in the 20th century in Europe and North America.  The day was first observed by in Russia in 1913 where members o ...Read more
2020-03-08
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Border to Remain Closed

The Federal Government has yet to announce the date for the repoening of the Nigerian border to its neighbouring countries.  In an excercise named Operation Exercise Swift Response, security agencies closed borders in August.  There have been mixed reactions to the border closure with some labelling it positive while some assert that it conflicts with the African Continen ...Read more
2019-12-24
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  • Politics

Preventable Onitsha Fire: Death and Destruction

On Wednesday October 16, 2019 a fire ravaged a market in Onitsha, Anambra, causing many people to lose their lives and livlihoods. The fire occured when a petrol tanker hit some buildings, spilling its contents and sparking a fire. The exact number of casualties still remain uncelar. The fire apparently raged for hours before attempts were made by the Federal Fire Service to extinguish it. I ...Read more
2019-10-17
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  • Politics

It is Unacceptable that Mamman Daura Lives in the Presidential Villa

According to Aisha Buhari, First Lady of Nigeria, Mamman Daura, President Buhari's eighty-something year-old relative, truly runs the Presidency. Mamman Daura and his daugher have also been illegally living in the presidential villa for over three years while also granting interviews. Aisha Buhari states that Daura is the head of a ruthless "cabal" that has usurped her hus ...Read more
2019-10-15
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Buhari to Marry Minister Second Wife?

Viral claims that President Buhari is set to marry a second wife have been denied by Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina. Sadia Umar Farouq On the 11th October, Buhari was alledgedly set to marry Sadia Umar Farouq, the currrent Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management at the presidential villa. This is a newly created department and Farouq is apparently not curre ...Read more
2019-10-11
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  • Celebrity Gossip

Controversy: Federal Government Warns Against Bob Risky

Nigeria's most popular transgendered female, Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky, has opened up about his childhood in a question and answer session with his fans on social media. By the same regard, the Nigerian Government has also issued a statement warning the public to be wary about Bobrisky and possible health risks.  Identifying as female on social media but make in pass ...Read more
2019-10-08
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Bolt (Taxify) Denies Being Hacked

Social media was ablaze with allegations Wednesday evening as Nigerian users alledged their debit cards had been charged fraudulently by their Bolt app. It was also presumed that the app could have been hacked. Multiple individuals came forward online to state that their cards had also been wrongly charged, and advised the public to remove their credit card information from the app.  Bo ...Read more
2019-09-26
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  • Phones

Air Peace now has Landing permit in South Africa to evacuate Nigerian Citizens

A landing permit has finally been granted by South Africa to Air Peace Flight B777, allowing it to evacuage the over 300 Nigerians fleeing from the recent increase in Xenophobic attacks in Sourth Africa.  Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s Consul-General in Johannesburg, confirmed this news via phone interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday. This is in regard to ...Read more
2019-09-17
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Majek Fashek is NOT Dead!

Nigerian musician Majek Fashek's manager has come forward to disupte rumors circulating regarding the artist's death.    Majek Fashek pictured with his manager Umenka Uzoma.  Umenka Uzoma, his manager, posted a video on Fashek's Instagram on Sunday from a outsiden a hospital in London updating viewers on Fashek's status. He r ...Read more
2019-09-16
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  • Celebrity Gossip

Three die, 69 injured as truck crushes BRT bus

Three persons were confirmed dead and 69 others injured in an accident involving a Dangote Cement Plc’s truck and a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle on Tuesday at the Ogolonto area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the truck, which was laden with 45 tonnes of cement, suffered brake failure around 10.30am and skidded into the BRT lane, and crushed the bus with numb ...Read more
2019-08-28
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Who is singer Cesária Évora? Google Doodle honours 'Barefoot Diva'

    GOOGLE has replaced their daily doodle with a commemoration to singer Cesária Évora on what would have been her 78th birthday, but who is Cesária Évora, who was often known as the “Barefoot Diva”? Cesária Évora has been honoured by Google in their daily doodle, on what would have been her 78th birthday. She was kno ...Read more
2019-08-27
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  • Events

Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from 'suicide' path

International pressure may be the only way to stop the Brazilian government from taking a “suicide” path in the Amazon, one of the country’s most respected scientists has said, as the world’s biggest rainforest continues to be ravaged by thousands of deliberate fires. The large number of conflagrations – set illegally to clear and prepare land for crop ...Read more
2019-08-24
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