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Google Honours Maya Angelou With Doodle

Poet Maya Angelou has been honoured by Google as today’s doodle. Google recruited a star studded cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, and Laverne Cox, to read Angelou’s famous poem “Still I Rise.” When her doodle is clicked it leads to a page of the stars reading Angelou’s poem while illustrations fill the screen. Others enlisted to read the poem…

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Katsina Senator Mustapha Bukar Passes At 63

Mustapha Bukar, senator representing Katsina North district, has passed at the age of 63, Daily Trust reports. Bukar, who was named the Madawakin Daura, was said to have passed after a brief illness. Bukar, while alive, was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Capital Market. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, confirmed the death on his Twitter, writing: I am saddened…

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APC Governors Back Buhari, Reject Oyegun’s Tenure Extension

Governors with the All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to back President Muhammadu Buhari and reject the planned extension of the tenure of the leader of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), John Odigie-Oyegun, Punch reports. Buhari had kicked against the elongation of Oyegun’s tenure as planned by the party. The 24 governors had on Tuesday met with Buhari, a meeting which was…

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UBA Rewards High Performance, Promotes 2,000 Staff Across Africa

In line with its commitment to reward excellence and high performance, Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced the promotion and elevation of about 2000 of its work force, representing about 17% of total staff strength across the group. This is in recognition of the remarkable contribution the staff members have…

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Rapper DMX Sentenced To One Year In Prison For Tax Fraud

  American Rapper DMX has been sentenced to one year in prison for tax fraud on Wednesday, 27th of March. According to Billboard, Federal Judge Jed Rakoff played the song “Slippin” in court at the rapper’s request. DMX who plead guilty last year for tax-evasion charges had engaged in a multi-year scheme to avoid paying $1.7 million in taxes, according to the…

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#PresidentialVisit: Buhari Commissions Ikeja Bus Terminal

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially commissioned the Ikeja Bus Terminal. The president is currently on a 2-day visit to Lagos State, where he was to commission the project carried out by the state government. Writing on his Instagram, the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode announced the commissioning. He wrote: The Ikeja Bus Terminal was officially commissioned by President Muhammadu…

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#PresidentialVisit! Travelers Stranded As Lagos Receives President Buhari

According to Sahara Reporters, Passengers going to catch flights at Ikeja, Lagos, Muritala Mohammed International Airport were forced to walk several kilometers  early Thursday morning as a result of security measures put in place by the state’s government in preparation for the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari is scheduled to inaugurate the Ikeja…

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