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PDP takes INEC to court over use of card reader for elections

The major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the use of card readers for the general election. The party is asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrict INEC from postponing e...

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Buhari reveals plans to probe Obasanjo over $16 billion power project

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated his intention to probe the spending of the $16 billion Independent Power Project executed by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Buhari said this in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, yesterday during his re-election campai...

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Sneakbo Taps Kwesi Arthur and Darkovibes for New Single ‘Gang’

To start off the year, South London Rapper, Sneakbo has released a new single, Gang enlisting the assistance of fast rising Ghanaian rapper Kwesi Arthur and Darkovibes. Being no stranger to Afrobeats, Sneakbo powers through over the bouncy beat and stays true to his style...

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Stream the Latest Release by Maison2500 ‘Beamer’

UK based rapper, Maison2500 has put out his first offering of 2019 entitled Beamer. In the usual fashion of Maison2500, Beamer is a heavily trap influenced single following the rappers array of similar staple records and projects. Spiced with loose ad libs, the bass heavy...

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Directorial Debut of Chiwetel Ejiofor, ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Set to Hit Netflix on March 1st

Following a lot of anticipation, a release date for the Netflix original film and directorial debut of Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has been announced. The film will hit the world’s leading streaming site on March 1 2019. The Boy Who Harnessed th...

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ Premieres in Berlin

Nigerian-born Hollywood actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has just extended his horizon into the realm of directing. On Tuesday, 12 February 2019, the 41-year old Oscar-nominated actor premiered his directorial debut, a Malawian-themed film titled The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind duri...

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European Commission adds Nigeria to dirty-money blacklist

The European Commission has included Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Panama to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat as a result of lax regulation pertaining to terrorism financing and money laundering. As a byproduct of this, it is likely that this will result in banks bas...

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Chimamanda Adichie on Fake News, Cancel Culture & #MeToo as she Receives 2019 Everett M. Rogers Award

We reported last year that Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the recipient of the 2019 Everett M. Rogers Award. On Thursday February 7 2019, the award was presented to Adichie at the Wallis Annenberg Hall where hundreds of students mostly women convened to hea...

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Watch the Trailer for Politically Charged Film ‘4th Republic’

In the spirit of the election period in Nigeria, Griot Studios and Amateur Heads Production have released the first trailer for their new politically charged film, 4th Republic. The film stars, Kate Henshaw, Eniynna Nwigwe, Yakubu Mohammed, Linda Ejiofor, Sani Mu’az...

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CBN Introduces Stringent Rule to Curb Money Laundering

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has implemented a new set of rules to tackle the age-long economic menace which is Money Laundering. The principal bank of Nigeria announced its Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Policy & Procedure M...

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2019 elections: INEC to monitor money spent by politicians

  In order to ensure financial prudence and make sure every political party play by the rule, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated an inter-agency campaign finance-monitoring group for the 2019 general elections. A National Commissione...

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APC blames Amosun for rally disturbance in Ogun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Ibikunle Amosun, the Ogun State Governor for the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the party and other leaders at a rally in the state. The party’s presidential rally had ...

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Code of Conduct Tribunal boss shuns NJC, says he only answers to presidency

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar, has said he cannot be charged by the National Judicial Council as he is not a judicial officer and is therefore not answerable to any institution but the Presidency. Umar said this while responding to a petition ...

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Burna Boy Announces African Giant Tour

The announcement that Burna Boy and Mr Eazi would take their talents to Coachella, was followed by a rant everyone now considers laughable where Burna raised his concerns with his name being penned on the festival posters in small fonts. He continued to state his place as...

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ìrìn journal is going against the grain and trying to tell African Travel Stories

ìrìn journal is a new magazine seeking to tell more stories rooted in African travel. As it embarks on the journey to bring its mission to life, the magazine recently started a campaign to raise funds for its debut print edition. We caught up with Founder, Mimi Aborowa on...