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Couple bags 40 years in jail over N53m fraud

A couple, Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and his wife, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle, have been sentenced to 40- year imprisonment each.

Ghana’s parliament begins vetting minister-designates

Ghana’s Appointment Committee of the Parliament late Wednesday began vetting minister-designates presented by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Nigerian Army appoints new spokesperson

The Nigerian Army has appointed Mohammed Yerima, a brigadier-general, as its new spokesperson, replacing Sagir Musa who is also a brigadier-general.

Ghana’s Akufo-Addo re-elected ECOWAS chairman

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been re-elected as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, COWAS, for another one-year term.

Cancer treatment now affordable in Nigeria, says Oncologist

Chinedu Aruah, an Oncologist with the National Hospital, Abuja, says compared to other countries, cancer treatment in Nigeria is relatively affordable.

COVID-19: Ghana to vaccinate 17m people by June – Akufo-Addo

Ghana is on course to get at least 17.6 million people vaccinated against COVID-19 pandemic by the end of June, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said.

‘I wrote Aye for Davido’, Runtown reveals

Nigerian artiste, Douglas Jack Agu, alias Runtown has disclosed that he wrote Davido’s hit song “Aye”.

Davido, Chioma having tough time over side chicks

Nigerian singer, Davido and his fiancee, Chioma allegedly fought recently over Davido‘s entanglement with different ladies.

Davido makes U-turn on quitting music, promises more hits

Davido has made a U-turn on his decision to quit music following the incident with Burna Boy during the weekend in Ghana.

Davido mulls quitting music

One of Nigeria’s leading contemporary artists in the music industry, David Adeleke, alias Davido says he considers quitting music.

Wizkid seems unbothered over Davido, Burna Boy scuffle

Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has recently got people talking after a video clip of him during the fight between Davido and Burna Boy surfaced online ‘looking carefree’.

Buhari, Kankara schoolboys and the imperatives of history, by Dr Samaila Suleiman

On the 17th of December 2020, President Buhari addressed the 344 schoolboys of Government Boys Science Secondary School, Kankara, who were freed by their abductors after six days in captivity.

I’m willing to pay ransom for my stolen laptops, phones – Mr Eazi

Nigerian singer Mr Eazi has said that he would give ‘some cool £’ to anyone that helps find his laptops and phones that were stolen in Ghana.

BREAKING: UK’s new COVID-19 variant enters Nigeria – Scientists  

Scientists at the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria, say they have found the United Kingdom’s ‘lineage B.1.1.7,’ a mutant variant of the COVID-19 global pandemic, in Nigeria.

Everybody knew Sam — A tribute to Nda Isaiah (1), by Ali M. Ali

This year, 2020 will go down in history as the year I wrote the most tributes -- some long, some short to eulogize the...

Fulani: The unfinished work of Danfodio, by Dr Aliyu Tilde

The Fulani in the past few years are in our minds and news for the wrong reason—the banditry that has plagued the Northwest countryside....

Activities resume at Seme border

Nigeria’s land border with Benin Republic at Seme, near Badagry, Lagos State, has been reopened on Friday.

BREAKING: Akufo-Addo wins Ghana presidential election

The incumbent Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been declared as the winner of the December 7, 2020, presidential election. According to a report...

Ghana’s incumbent, former presidents in tight race as elections begin

Ghana is set to elect a parliament and president in a race dubbed the battle of two giants.

Nigerian troops destroy more illegal refineries, impound stolen products – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operations Delta Safe, AWATSE and others have sustained the fight against economic sabotage to secure critical oil infrastructure in the South-South and South West zones of the country.

Again, Ghanaian authorities close shops belonging to Nigerian traders

The National Association of Nigerian Traders, NANTS, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent action as Ghanaian Authorities embarked on another round...

EFCC seeks Interpol’s assistant on extradition of treasury looters 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has sought the assistance of the International Police Organisation, Interpol, on the extradition of Nigerian treasury looters and cybercrime suspects hibernating abroad.

COVID-19: 8,000 health workers infected in Africa – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says no fewer than 8,000 health workers have been infected with novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the Africa Region.

4.0 magnitude earthquake hits Ghana’s capital, Accra

A United States Geological Survey, on Wednesday, announced that a moderate earthquake, measuring 4.0 magnitude, has hit the Ghana’s capital, Accra.

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