“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. […]

Protesters from the Niger State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday stormed the PDP Legacy House in Maitama Abuja, venue of an ongoing PDP National Working Committee meeting, to demand the sacking of the party’s National Financial Secretary, Abdullahi Maibasira. The protesters accused Maibasira of conspiring with the All Progressives Congress-led State Government […]

Taylor Swift’s Folklore stands for its sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the album with the most weeks atop the list in nearly four years. The set earned 90,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 3 (down 8 percent), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Folklore now […]

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