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Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina Bags 2017 World Food Prize

The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, whose name was selected on Monday in Washington, D.C, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be honoured. The award ceremony will take place October 19. Adesina was …

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Why Wyclef named his new song ‘Fela Kuti’

Ahead of his next album’s release soon, Wyclef Jean has released the first single off it and it pays tribute to one of Nigeria’s music legends, Fela Kuti. Aptly titled ‘Fela Kuti’, the singer says his intention with the song is to ensure the kids google the name when they …

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Ubi Franklin To Unveil New Artistes July 8th

Iyanya is gone, but it seems Made Men Music Group (MMMG) isn’t missing him one bit. Tekno, Ubi’s artiste was nominated at the just concluded BET, were Ubi went to support him. Not forgetting Ubi also took a swipe at Iyanya shortly after posting BET photos on IG. And now, …

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Queen to receive £6m pay increase from public funds

The Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate’s profits rose by £24m. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of palaces, is to increase by more than £6m in 2018/19. It comes as …

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Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a “victory for our national security”. America’s highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect. The justices said they would consider …

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