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James Bond star Sean Connery is dead

James Bond star Sean Connery is dead, his family said on Saturday. He was 90. He celebrated his 90th birthday last August. Sir Sean died overnight in his sleep while the Bahamas, his family said. He has been unwell for some time. The...

President Ramaphosa promises ‘efficient, reliable, safe and affordable public transport’ to South Africans

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday discussed the myriad of challenges South Africans face daily with public transportation. In his weekly letter to his countrymen, the South African leader promised rapid improvement. According to 2015 figures, around two-thirds of households...

Islamic Movement in Nigeria blasts Nollywood actor Pete Edochie over role in controversial ‘Fatal Arrogance’ film

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria said on Tuesday Nollywood actor Pete Edochie's role in 'Fatal Arrogance' film is 'ignominious' and 'indefensible'. The movement said in a statement by Ibrahim Musa, its spokesperson, that it finds 'his explanations inexplicable, his...

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dead at 43

Black Panther star Actor Chadwick Boseman has died of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. His publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press that Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and...

Nigerian reggae legend Majek Fashek dies in New York

Nigerian reggae legend Majek Fashek has died in his sleep in New York, his manager Omenka Uzoma said. He was 57. He was popular for hit songs such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fwoOzGqjxDI Mr Uzoma...

World-renowned Guinean singer Mory Kante who introduced African music to a world audience in the 1980s with hit song ‘Yeke Yeke’ is dead

World-renowned Guinean singer Mory Kante helped introduce African music to a world audience in the 1980s is dead. He was 70. Born into a celebrated family of griots, Kante played guitar, the kora harp and balafon, in addition to being...

American country music legend famous in Sub-Saharan Africa Kenny Rogers dead at 81

American country music legend who was highly famous in Sub-Saharan Africa Kenny Rogers has died, his family said on his social media profiles. He was 81. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hx4gdlfamo Kenny Rogers, whose hits included "Lucille," "Lady" and "The Gambler," died late Friday at...

BREAKING: Movie super star Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus, the actor said on Twitter on Wednesday evening. Hanks and Wilson were in Australia filming an untitled Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann....

Fast rising Nigerian singer and songwriter Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley asks court to reject credit card fraud evidence against him

The credit card fraud trial of a fast rising Nigerian singer and songwriter Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley would proceed on May 13, 2020, in the commercial city of Lagos, after the singer urged the court on...

BREAKING: Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles and repay $3.1 million spent on their home

Another week, another breaking news. On Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds after they decided to step back...

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Biden’s economic team praised as experienced and historic

U.S. President-elect's economic team has been praised as experience and historic. Biden on Monday announced key members of his...

Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of required reporting on state-owned enterprises,...

Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey and Adewale Adeyemo to economic team

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo alongside Janet...

IMF chief to G20 leaders: jointly build foundations for better 21st century global economy

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Sunday urged G20 leaders to jointly build the foundations for a better 21st century global amid...

Atiku: I received the news Nigeria has entered another recession with a “very heavy heart”

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into...
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