Michelle Obama wins for best spoken word album at Grammy Awards

The former first lady can now add Grammy winner to her resume, after snagging the award on music’s biggest night for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audiobook of her memoir “Becoming.” Her win on Sunday gives the Obama household its third Grammy: former president Barack Obama has already snagged two Grammys in the same category for his books. She …

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Burna Boy loses Grammy Award to Beninese, Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian musician (singer and songwriter), Burna Boy has lost the 62nd Grammy Award to Beninese, Angélique Kidjo. Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Burna Boy’s first studio album titled “African Giant” was nominated in the 2020 World Music Album Award category along with others including; GECE – Altin Gün, WHAT HEAT – Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley, FANM D’AYITI – …

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Sexual Harassment Allegation: MOUAC Clears Vice-Chancellor Professor Otunta

The Vice-Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) in Abia State, Professor Francis Otunta, accused of sexual harassment has been cleared by the school authorities. According to the school management, the female staff accused the VC because she was disciplined for travelling abroad and absconding from her duties without due authorization. In a statement by the Registrar …

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Buhari Orders Deployment of Fighter Jets in Niger

President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend ordered the deployment of air fighter aircraft to support the efforts of troops and policemen combating the activities of bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers terrorising remote communities around Dogon Gona forest in Niger State. The deployment, the presidency disclosed last night, will take-off this week as the harmattan dust gradually eases off in the …

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Yoyobitters: popular Oko Oloyun’,trado-medical expert, shot dead

Fatai Yusuf, alternative medicine practitioner better known as “Oko Oloyun”, is dead. He was reportedly shot dead on the Eruwa-Igboora road in the Ibarapa Central area of Oyo state on Thursday. Details of the death of Yusuf are still sketchy but gunmen were said to have attacked his vehicle around 4pm. Gbenga Fadeyi, spokesman of the Oyo police command, said …

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South-West govs back Tinubu, Afenifere hits APC leader

South-West governors and the apex Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, have differed on the All Progressives Congress leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s position on Operation Amotekun. This happened after Tinubu made his position known on the security outfit, which was launched by the South-West governors in Ibadan on January nine. The governors commended the former Lagos State governor and promised to look …

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Amotekun remains illegal — AGF, Malami insists

Despite street protests and widespread outpouring of regional support for it, the Federal Government for the second time in less than two weeks, declared the Southwest Security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as an illegal entity not known to the constitution of Nigeria and which had no license to operate in the country. The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, made …

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FG agrees with SouthWest governors on Amotekun

The federal government and governors of states in the south-west have reached the agreement to draw up a legal framework for the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named: Amotekun. Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of a meeting Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had with the six governors from the region on Thursday. Akeredolu said …

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