American Grammy Award-winning global sensation and record label executive, DJ Khaled, has been announced as the international host for the MTV Africa Music Awards, Kampala 2021. For the first time, the award ceremony will be aired globally from February 20, 2020 on MTV channels; MTV Base and MTV Africa, in 180 countries. The virtual award ceremony will be hosted by the DJ from home in Miami, Florida, alongside African co-emcees for the Kampala event. Bruce...

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Traders transacting business in farm produce in Lau main Market, headquarters of Lau Local Government council of Taraba State have decried the increase of prices of foodstuffs despite the agrarian nature of the area. Findings in the market show that a bag of Maize which was sold at ten thousand naira (N10, 000) a few months ago now attracts eighteen thousand naira (N18, 000), a bag of Guinea-corn is sold for sixteen thousand naira (N16,...

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The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the N900 million e-ticketing platform for the online purchase of tickets at the Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, while inaugurating the platform virtually in Abuja, said it would solve commuters’ complaint of ticket racketeering. According to him, online ticketing which marks the beginning of automation of ticket sales in all major stations in Abuja-Kaduna train service is in line with global world best practices. He...

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Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace has announced the resumption of flights into Dubai via Sharjah commencing from Feb. 5 The Spokesperson of the airline, Mr. Stanley Olisa, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Olisa said that the airline had also increased its flight frequency to and out of Enugu. He stated that the Dubai via Sharjah service would be operated once a week. “We are delighted to announce that we shall be...

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The CAN chairman in Oyo state, Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, has called on all church leaders must continue to ensure their congregation complies with NCDC directives to curb the spread of coronavirus. The State chapter of the association identified that it is in support of the state government’s decision to close down any church that flouts the COVID-19 prevention protocols. The State government had in December 2020, before the Christian cross over service, threatened to shut...

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have recently been in much of Europe and Brazil, a spokeswoman for Biden said. President Donald Trump signed an order Monday lifting the restrictions he imposed early last year in response to the pandemic from Jan. 26, after winning support from coronavirus task force members and public health officials. Soon after Trump’s order was made public, Biden spokeswoman Jen...

The 2021 Feed and Read programme was launched in Adamawa with Deputy Governor of the state Chief Crowther Seth restated state government commitment to giving quality education to children in Adamawa. The Feed and Read programme was launched by the American University of Nigeria Yola, in early 2015, and sponsored by Friends of Nigeria and Atiku Abubakar Institute for Development, supported by the Adamawa State government and some individuals. Represented by the Director-General Sustainable Development...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent _____ The New Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brigadier General Mohammad Buba Marwa has assumed office as he bemoaned the increasing number of drug users at over 15 million in Nigeria. Marwa who lamented the growing population of drug users during his inaugural address at the NDLEA headquarters Abuja pointed out that about a 14.3million Nigerians between the ages of 15-64...

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“Schools cannot be shut down forever. Markets cannot be locked up forever and you cannot lock down a country forever .” ―Ebuka Onyekwelu The COVID pandemic has been on the prowl for about a year now, wrecking economies, maiming civilization to the shock and confusion of mankind. Resolute, it is defying science and knowledge; the twin biggest treasures of modernity. The pandemic has continued to take captives on its own terms, even changing its nature...

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Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will be performing at the inauguration ceremony of the United States’ President-elect, Joe Biden, in Washington next week alongside others. Biden’s transition team has said that the event would showcase a diverse America.  The duo will be the person at the January 20 event for the incoming 46th US President. The event will also feature remarks from a black firefighter from Georgia, a former Youth Poet Laureate, a Catholic Priest,...

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