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The All Progressives Congress on Sunday released a timetable for governorship elections scheduled to hold in Ekiti and Osun states in 2022.  National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Sen. John Akpanudodehe, revealed that the sale of nomination forms begins 16th (Ekiti) and 18th (Osun) November 2021. The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed […]

Officials say at least 68 prisoners have been killed in new fighting at an Ecuadorean prison where more than a hundred inmates died in clashes between rival gangs in September. The riot at the Litoral Penitentiary in the city of Guayaquil reportedly began on Friday evening. Reports say police tactical units who have entered prison […]

Nigerian superstar, Wizkid, has been named the Best African Act in this year’s edition of the MTV Europe Music Awards.   Wizkid came out tops in a category that had the likes of Tems, Diamond Platnumz, Amaarae, and Focalistic. Congratulating ‘Big Wiz’ on his win, organizers of the event via their Instagram handle, @mtvbaseafrica, wrote, […]

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has sold around $5bn of shares in the electric carmaker. It comes days after he asked his 63 million Twitter followers whether he should sell 10% of his stake in Tesla. The company’s shares fell by around 16% in the two days after the poll came out in favour of […]

Four Nigerians narrowly missed gold medal spots at the ITTF SQY French Para Open 2021, as the quartet of Ahmed Koleosho, Faith Obazuaye, Nasiru Sule, and Isau Ogunkunle had to settle for silver medals in their respective individual events at the three-day championships held in Voisins les Bretonneux, a Paris suburb in France. Having fought […]

Coronji Calhoun Sr, who played Halle Berry’s son Tyrell in the Oscar-winning 2001 film Monster’s Ball, has died at the age of 30. The actor’s death, from congestive heart failure, was confirmed by his mother via a GoFundMe page that was set up to pay for his funeral. Berry and Monster’s Ball producer Lee Daniels […]

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and five other Nigerian singers have been nominated for the “Best African Music Act” at this year’s MOBO Awards.   The MOBO Awards is an annual British awards ceremony dedicated to highlighting the greatness of “Black music.”   The other Nigerian nominees include Tems, CKay, Tiwa Savage, Rema and Ayra Starr. […]

The head electrician on the film set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot dead cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month is suing the actor and other crew members over the incident. Serge Svetnoy, a friend of Hutchins, is alleging negligence that resulted in “severe emotional distress”. He says the bullet narrowly missed him. The authorities are still […]

Belarus’s leader, Alexander Lukashenko has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe if sanctions are imposed over an escalating migrant crisis at the country’s border. Thousands of people are at the border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the European Union. EU officials have accused Belarus of provoking the […]

South Africa’s former president, Frederik Willem de Klerk, who was the last apartheid president has died in Cape Town according to a statement from his foundation today. “Former President FW de Klerk died peacefully at his home in Fresnaye earlier this morning following his struggle against mesothelioma cancer,” read a statement. De Klerk was 85 […]


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