Keeping father’s protest torch lit, Femi Kuti sees hope

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 Femi Kuti has spent his life railing in song against the ills holding back Africa. But these days he is feeling some optimism. Nigerian musician Femi Kuti performs at the Afrika Shrine in Lagos on July 3, 2018. The 56-year-old carries forward the legacy of his legendary father, Afrobeat music pioneer Fela Kuti, whose searing attacks on government corruption and incompetence made him a scourge of Nigeria’s former military leaders. Fela’s nightclub, the New Afrika Shrine, became a visible target of authorities eager to suppress dissent but earlier this month it received a very establishment guest, French President Emmanuel Macron, who took off his jacket and tie to party. Macron’s visit is “a very big political statement — more a political than cultural or social statement. The Shrine, even

Wande Coal thrills FCT fun seekers at food expo

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 Nigerian singer and songwriter Oluwatobi Ojosipe, a.k.a Wande Coal thrilled fun seekers at the 2018 ‘Food Expo’ held in Abuja. The singer caused a wild stir among the crowd with the phrase ‘Oh my darling’ which begins his hit song ‘Iskaba’ on Sunday. As he performed a medley of his hit songs, the fun seekers were heard screaming the songs’ lyrics and dancing excitedly. The ‘Turkey Nla’ singer brought lot of energy with him to the stage as he jumped around and connected with the fans as he also performed his new song ‘So Mi So’. NAN also reports that the event tagged ‘Summer Rave’

My government has a firm belief in democracy – Buhari

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 PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, Monday said that the present administration has a firm belief in democracy and working very hard to entrench it, just as he stressed that the government was also putting in place measures that would sustain the democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari Commissioned Abuja Light Rail According to him, the government will remain committed to advancing the Change Agenda, through sustained and effective legislative practices and processes. Declaring open a four- day National Assembly Open Week Organised by the National Assembly in collaboration with the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, President Buhari who stressed the need for a continued harmonious working relationship between the

Planned pro-restructuring rally : South, M-Belt leaders blast FG for aborting Benue trip

There was drama at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, yesterday, as leaders  under the aegis of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, had their flight to Makurdi allegedly aborted by the Nigerian Air Force, which denied the flight landing rights in the Benue State capital. Members of the leadership of the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria, including the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Afenifere, Middle Belt and South South Forums with Governor Samuel Ortom(middle) after a condolence visit to the people and Government of Benue State in Makurdi, yesterday. Photo: Peter Duru.File photo The leaders were to travel to Makurdi to participate in the Middle Belt conference which held

Dutch Prime Minister promises to help Nigeria fight terrorism

PRIME Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte has promised to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. President Buhari in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mr Mark Rutte in The Hague on 16th July 2018 This is as President Buhari addresses the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague, Netherlands today. The Nigerian leader is the only President invited to grace the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the ICC Rome Statute. President Buhari will share his thoughts on the values and ideals of the Court, which was established to prevent impunity, and try cases of genocide, war crimes, aggression, and crimes

Herdsmen killings undesirable, we must end the crisis – Buhari

THE Federal Government on Monday said that President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to finding a lasting solution to the frequent clashes between herders and farmers in the country. President Buhari with Mr Roland Primez CEO Heineken shortly after a Roundtable meeting with Dutch CEOs in Rotterdam on 16th July 2018 with them are Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong and Ambassador of Netherlands to Nigeria Amb. Robert Petri This is as Nigerians in the Netherlands have told the President to do everything within his power to end the mindless killings of Nigerians by the cattle herdsmen in the North Central part of the country. Speaking in an interactive session with Nigerian post graduate students studying in Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR),

2019: Alignments without 2023 Igbo presidency will not stand—APGA chieftain

A member of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka has warned that any alignment or re-alignment being made by political parties in the country which is not based on giving Ndigbo a presidential slot in 2023 would not stand. He believed that if Buhari’s second term can guarantee Igbo presidency in 2023, it could be managed and seen as a better option than following other sweet-tongued political parties and politicians who do not have the interest of Ndigbo at heart. Speaking to newsmen yesterday at Oba, Idemili South Local


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