Wednesday , August 12 2020

Lagos senator, Adebayo Osinowo, dies at 64

Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo, a Senator representing Lagos East in the National Assembly has died. He was aged 64. Osinowo popularly known by the moniker (Pepper), was an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker and a former member of Lagos State House of Assembly for 16 years. He was a first time Senator, …

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UFC star Connor McGregor retires again

Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport on Sunday. The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Champion said his fighting days were over in a Twitter message posted on his verified account, alongside a picture of the Irishman with his mother, Margaret. “Hey guys I’ve …

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Buhari Reappoints Danbatta as NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reappointed Professor Umar Garba Danbatta as the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission. Professor Danbatta’s reappointment was based on the recommendation of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), in line with the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003. The minister …

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Coronavirus – Buhari Eases Lockdown in Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate ease of the lockdown imposed on Kano State as part of measures to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on …

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Music legend Majek Fashek dies at 57

Nigerian music legend and reggae king Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, is dead. His death was confirmed by his manager Omenka Uzoma, on the late singer’s official Instagram handle. “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be …

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Jumia: The e-commerce start-up that fell from grace

A year after its much heralded debut on the New York Stock Exchange, e-commerce start-up Jumia has shut down in three African states, struggled to turn a profit and got dumped by its original owners, writes former BBC Africa Business editor Larry Madowo. The two CEOs of Jumia announced earlier …

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