Monthly Archives: May 2019

Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for campaigners

Judges at Kenya’s high court have rejected a bid to repeal colonial-era laws criminalising gay sex, in a major setback to LGBT campaigners across Africa. A bench of three judges told a packed courtroom that they had not seen sufficient evidence of discrimination caused by the laws, which they said were constitutional because they represented the values and views of

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Governor Amosun Accused Of Trying To Sabotage Dapo Abiodun’s inauguration

The inauguration of Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, is already facing some major challenges, as insiders in Abiodun’s camp are alleging that the incumbent governor, Amosun is doing everything possible to sabotage the event. One Mr SF Emmanuel Ojo, a member of Abiodun’s Org posted on Facebook On the pretext of road construction, Senator Ibikunle Amosun not only completely closed

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Bill Gates Suggests You Read These Five Books This Summer

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates released his annual summer reading list Monday, but warned that the written works are not a “light read.” Gates, 63, suggested Graeme Simsion’s “The Rosie Result” for those looking for a “typical summer book.” He also suggested his wife Melinda’s book, “The Moment of Lift.” “I know I’m biased, but it’s one of the best books I’ve

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At Last Justice Bulkachuwa Bows To Pressure, Withdraws From Presidential Election Petition Tribunal

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, who has been under severe pressure to recuse from the ongoing presidential election petition tribunal, based on her close affiliation to the ruling APC party, had bowed to pressure as she withdrew as a member of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday. Bulkachuwa has been accused of likelihood of

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Hurray! Two Nigerian Authors Make The 2019 Caine Prize Shortlist

Two Nigerian writers, Lesley Arimah and Tochukwu Okafor have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for July. The shortlisted persons were announced on May 20 and the competition is to feature stories that tackle “the ordinary in an extraordinary manner”. The story will also feature the celebration of the diversity of the African short-story writing tradition,

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BRT Bus Catches Fire On 3rd Mainland Bridge

The new and fancy BRT bus, which was recently launched by the Lagos State government to ease traffic in the state, has got people concerned about the safety of the buses. This is because one of the BRT buses caught fire on Wednesday morning, on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. The long bus moving inward Iyana-Oworo burst into flames just

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Outgoing Governor Ibikunle Amosun Appoints 75 New Obas One Week To Tenure Expiration

One would think that because he is leaving his position as Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun would be more interested in mending fences with all and sundry, rather than cause more harm. That however, is not the case, as Amosun has instead created protests and controversies in Ogun State, with his recent appointments and installations of new Obas (traditional

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Gyan reverses retirement decision, accepts general captain role at AFCON

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has reversed his decision to quit international football just 24 hours after angrily retiring from the Black Stars, according to sources close to the player. The Turkey-based striker has now accepted to role of being the General Captain of the Black Stars after quitting the team over Kwesi Appiah’s decision to strip him of the captaincy.

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