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Safwan Choudhry says WestJet wanted his 19-month-old to wear a mask, but the baby girl would not stop crying. The airline says the issue was not with the infant, who is below the age required to wear a mask, but with Mr Choudhry’s three-year-old. Tuesday morning’s Flight 652 from Calgary to Toronto was stopped, and […]

He started the band with his brother Robert “Kool” Bell in 1964. They became one of the most influential soul and funk bands of the 1970s and 1980s, with hits including Celebration, Ladies’ Night and Get Down On It. Their music also featured in several films including Saturday Night Fever, for which they received a […]

“Update regarding Jessica Krug: Dr. Krug has resigned her position, effective immediately,” George Washington University said via its Twitter account on Wednesday Jessica Krug, a history professor focusing on Africa, said she had been pretending to be black “for the better part” of her adult life. “I have eschewed my lived experience as a white […]

George Bizos, an anti-apartheid icon and renowned human rights lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela on treason charges for which he escaped the death penalty, died on Wednesday aged 92. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the rights lawyer’s passing during an online media briefing. “This is very sad for our country,” he said. Bizos died of natural […]

Nigeria records 11,277 violent deaths in one year – Report No less than 11,277 Nigerians have been killed in violent manner in 2019, a report by the Nigerian Watch has revealed. The Nigerian Watch undergoes a research project which monitors brutal violence, conflicts, and human security in Nigeria. The project is now supported by the: […]

Norwegian lawmaker Christian Tybring-Gjedde defended his submission of U.S. President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. According to him, the peace prize is to recognise Trump’s efforts toward resolving longstanding conflicts across the world. Tybring-Gjedde said this in an interview with Fox News broadcaster on Wednesday. “For his merit, I think he has […]

Nigeria has demanded an upfront payment of $1.092 billion from Royal Dutch Shell and Italian oil giant ENI in damages it suffered over OPL 245 oil block. Nigeria made the demand on Wednesday in a court in Milan, Italy that is conducting the world’s biggest oil industry corruption trial. lawyer for the Nigerian government, Lucio […]

Ahead of the Ondo, Edo governorship elections Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, will on Thursday swear in 85 judges. The Judges are to serve on the election petition tribunals to be set up for the election in both states. In a statement signed by the Media Officer of the Court of Appeal, Sa’adatu […]

In a report titled “Selected Banking Sector Q2 2020,” the bureau said online transfer accounted for majority of the volume of transactions in the period under review. It added that the sector recorded 1,317,621,686 volume of online transfer transactions, which amounted to N72.25trillion in the second quarter of this year. The NBS said the bank […]

The state governor has rewarded three Katsina state youths and the Katsina police command for their courage to disarm and kill one of the bandits who initially kidnapped them. The youngsters, two boys, and a girl were also rewarded for returning the AK-47 rifle and a machete they recovered from the bandits to the police. […]

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