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Burna Boy Signs Deal With Universal Music Company

Universal Music Publishing Group has announced that singer, Burna Boy, has inked a deal with them. The music company shared the news on Instagram.   In the early hours of the day (June 19th, 2018), the publishing unit of the International music company made a post on Instagram, announcing the …

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Nigerian Popstar, Runtown Covers FV Magazine

Nigerian popstar, Runtown is the cover star for the latest edition of FV Magazine which is geared towards appreciating African talent. Runtown makes the cover alongside Ivorian super model, Adonis Bosso. The singer is working on the launch of his record label, SoundGod HQ, as he re-introduces himself back into …

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China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc’s “unity”, just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US.   On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the coastal …

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Osun government declares June 12 public holiday

The Osun Government has declared June 12 as public holiday to mark democracy day in the state.   Dr Obawale Adebisi, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, in a statement on Saturday in Osogbo, said the public holiday was in line with a policy of the state to observe June 12 …

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Financial Autonomy Act will end impunity, says Adegboruwa

A Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa, has lauded the Act granting financial autonomy to legislative and judicial arms of government at all levels, saying it will end impunity and arbitrariness on the part of the executive.   “Assenting to a bill that will successfully checkmate the …

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Punch Chairman, Wale Aboderin Is Dead

The Chairman, Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gbadebowale Wayne Aboderin, is dead.  He died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6.05am after a heart surgery at the age of 60.   He was also Chairman of Punch Commercial Printing Limited and Lukahed Properties Limited. He attended the Government College, Ibadan and …

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Kremlin Critic Turns Up Alive On TV After Reported Murder

A dissident Russian journalist, who was reported murdered in Kiev, dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday in the middle of a televised briefing about his own killing by the Ukrainian state security service.   Ukrainian authorities had said on Tuesday that Arkady Babchenko, a 41-year-old critic of President Vladimir Putin and …

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Zimbabwe Sets First Post-Mugabe Elections For July 30

Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he promises will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old strongman, Robert Mugabe.   Mnangagwa, who took power after the November military coup against Mugabe, counts on …

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CBN Board: Senate Confirms Four Nominees

The Senate has confirmed four nominees for the position of non-executive directors for the board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). President Muhammadu Buhari had sent five names to the Senate in April but only four were confirmed on Thursday following rejection of Dr Audu Abubakar over petitions against …

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