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Yvonne Staples Of Staple Singers Dies At 80

Yvonne Staples of soul trio The Staple Singers has died. The baritone powerhouse passed away at the age of 80 at home in South Shore, the Chicago Sun Times reports. Yvonne’s cause of death has not yet been revealed. The Staple Singers included Yvonne, alongside her sisters Mavis and Cleotha …

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Tanzanian Govt Reportedly Collect $900 For Blogging Licence

The internet has been lauded as a marketplace for the free exchange of ideas, but in Tanzania it will cost you $930 to obtain a licence to Blog… As part of new online regulations, the government will certify all bloggers in the country and charge them an annual fee before …

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Plane Crash in Algeria kills at least 100

A military airplane has crashed in Algeria, killing at least 100 people, Al-Jazeera reports. The military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria near the Boufarik airbase, outside Algeria’s capital, Algiers. The plane was carrying troops and was headed for a military base in Bechar, southwest Algeria. Speaking to …

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Ooni of Ife set to Unveil ”Heritage Business School” at the 2018 ”My Heritage, My Pride and Sis Oge

The much anticipated 11th edition of Africa’s biggest & most exclusive  cultural annual event & award festival “My Heritage, My Pride & Sisi Oge”, is here! This time with loads of exciting happenings from Hair Braiding Festival, Art Exhibition, Fashion Show, Cultural Festival, Cultural Pageant & Awards. Starting “Hair Braiding …

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FIFA appoints Nigerian doctor Ayodeji Olarinoye Doping Control Officer

A Nigerian man, Dr Ayodeji Olarinoye, has been appointed Doping Control Officer by the world soccer governing body, FIFA. Olarinoye, who is a former medical doctor in the Nigerian U-17 football team, graduated from the University of Ilorin and he is now the country’s first FIFA doping control officer, the university’s weekly …

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Eight Cameroon athletes ‘desert’ team at Commonwealth Games

Eight Cameroonian athletes have gone missing from their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials have confirmed. Press attache Simon Molombe told the BBC officials viewed it as “desertion” and that the missing athletes had been reported to Australian police. The three weightlifters and five boxers were last …

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“Hidden Figures” is being made into a TV Series

Hidden Figures, the 2016 movie about the true story of three black female mathematicians instrumental in the 1960s American space program, is reportedly being adapted for TV. Variety reports that National Geographic is in the early stages of developing it for television alongside the original film’s executive producers.   The film starred Taraji …

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#2019: Tuface Idibia to run for political office

Award-winning singer, Mr Innocent Idibia, AKA Tuface Idibia is set to run for a political office. While speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos, the singer and songwriter said it is about time good people intervened in Nigeria’s politics. He, however, did not reveal under which political platform and at what level he …

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Tristan Thompson Cheated On Khloe Kardashian With 2 Women In New Footage

Tristan Thompson has some explaining to do, that’s for sure. The NBA star was reportedly spotted cheating on Khloe Kardashian over the weekend as eye witnesses claimed that he was making out with another woman at a bar. What makes it worse is that Khloe’s pregnant and she’s expecting to …

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Next edition of BBNaija must hold in Nigeria – Censors board

The National Film and Video Censors Board has said Nigeria has what it takes to host Big Brother Naija in the country, Punch reports. Executive Director of the Censors Board, Adedayo Thomas, made this known in an interview. Thomas complained that the show makes “a lot of money” from Nigerians, and so should be produced …

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