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Simi’s “Woman”: An Explosive Tool for Social Change

By Toyin Falola Explosive—that’s one word that aptly describes Simisola Bolatito Kosoko’s latest single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udnkr-pMRa8 Better known by her stage name, Simi, this amazon of an African musician has yet proven the strength and quality of her musical renditions. “Explosive” must be an apt appellation for a song that has …

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Bayelsa APC Conduct Peaceful State Congress

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in  Bayelsa State Chapter, Saturday conducted a peaceful state Congress to elect its 36 State Executive Committee (SEC) members. The congress, which was held at the state party secretariat located along Mbiama/Yenagoa Road, witnessed the presence of major stakeholders led by the Senator Biobarakuma Degi- …

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FG Announces Updated COVID-19 Travel Protocol

The federal government of Nigeria on  has announced a new update of COVID-19 travel protocol effective from October 25, 2021 The secretary to the government of the federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Commitee, Mr. Boss Mustapha said this in a statement on Friday, October 15. Boss said travelers …

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TOYIN FALOLA PRIZE 2021 SHORTLIST RELEASED

The administrators of the Toyin Falola short stories prize have announced the names of six writers from the 11 earlier shortlisted. A statement today said, “Following the feedback of our judges and readers on the longlist, we do not doubt any of the stories making the shortlist, and this particularly …

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Chairmanship: Ayu emerges PDP consensus candidate

A former Senate President, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has emerged as the northern consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. This was after a series of meetings by stakeholders over a 72 hour period. He was chosen after two other contenders; a former Katsina State …

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Activists reject Corporate Privatisation of water as World Bank Meets

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of the Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition have called on African governments to reject water privatisation and demand the return of water systems seized by private corporations. They asked that water be returned to the hands of the African people and …

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Ali A. Mazrui, Abdulrazak Gurnah and the Swahili moment

By Toyin Falola   October 12 has been declared “Ali A. Mazrui Memorial Day” by his friends, colleagues, and well-wishers. This year’s observance is very unique as it coincides with Zanzibar-born Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah winning the prestigious 2021 Nobel Literature Prize. Indeed, I will use this opportunity to eulogize, once …

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Groups March on Lagos Ministry To Demand End To Water Privatization

Civil society and labour activists on the platform of the Our Water Our Right movement have called on the Lagos State government to reject all forms of corporate control of water and privatisation of water services, including through so-called “public-private partnerships.” The groups include the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation …

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Tinubu Returns To Nigeria After 90days Medical Trip In London

National leader of All Progressive Congress(APC), Bola Ahmed TInubu has returned to the country. The APC leader  returned on Friday night , October 8, and  was received  by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu Tinubu had been in London for medicals for an undisclosed ailment  

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2023: Moghalu joins ADC

Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to pursue his presidential ambition. He was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections. He however resigned his membership of the party in …

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