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Why Peter Okoye’s Angry Reaction to FG Requirement that Nigerian Artists Produce Music in Nigeria is Misplaced

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In case you missed it, Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed,  paid a visit to the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) on Saturday, July 15th, 2017, and during that time, declared the need for Nigerian music producers (artists included) to produce their music in Nigeria. He believed it hurt jobs and the entertainment industry that these producers produce in South …

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Diezani Alison-Madueke: U.S. Dept. of Justice files lawsuit to recover over $100 million from Nigerian ex-oil minister and her associates

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The United States Government, through its Department of Justice, released the statement below on Friday, July 14, 2017, advising the American public and the world of its civil action filed in federal court seeking compensation from Nigerian ex-oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and her associates. Read the statement below. -Ms. Uduak Department of Justice Seeks to Recover Over $100 Million Obtained …

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Video: Tonto Dikeh declares war on domestic violence during Olori Wuraola led #1in3Africa campaign

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It remains unclear what actually occurred in Tonto Dikeh’s now-dissolved marriage between herself and ex-husband Olakunle Churchill. Dikeh had initially alleged her husband was violent in the relationship but lost almost all credibility when evidence emerged both from the Ghana police, and her husband’s camp, about her alleged numerous acts of violence against him, his mother and other members of …

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Chimamanda Adichie clarifies so-called controversial comment on trans women: “we can oppose violence against trans women while also acknowledging differences”

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It is a crazy world we live in when women have to defend themselves from men who make a decision to become women, in a society that can afford them the luxury to do so. As a woman, I believe it is an assault on femininity and womanhood when these kinds of attempts to force women to defend their femininity …

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Chimamanda Adichie suffers backlash but she is right, “transwomen are transwomen”

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I appreciate award-winning Nigerian author and feminist Chimamanda Adichie’s intellect but don’t always agree with her worldview or perspective on issues. I also sometimes doubt her conviction on the things she says and often feel that she may be unable to withstand the heat and/or rejection of persons who have placed her on a pedestal to be worshiped if and when …

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Is El-Rufai out for blood? Police re-arrest Audu Maikori 2 days after his collapse and release from the hospital #FreeAudu

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Under Nigerian criminal law and procedure, when a criminal defendant is arrested and released on bail, you typically do not have the police rearresting such a defendant unless the defendant has violated bail conditions. Typical bail conditions are to show up for all court appearances, abide by all bail conditions, and do not commit any other crimes. It is, therefore, odd …

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Breaking news: Police arrest Lawyer Audu Maikori for unintentional publishing of fake news #FreeAudu

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Audu Maikori, a respected lawyer, and entertainment industry veteran has been arrested for the unintentional publishing of fake news. Last month Maikori, the President of Chocolate City Group, tweeted that five students of the College of Education, Gidan-Waya, in Kaduna, were killed by armed Fulani herdsmen. After his tweets,  members of the public and the school challenged his statements calling …

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Eric Arubayi: West African Idol contestant dead at 33 after ingesting expired malaria drugs

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Eric Arubayi, a 2007 West African Idol contestant and gospel singer, has died at only 33years of age. In an interview with The Vanguard News Paper, Derrick Arubayi, his brother, explained the artist died at a hospital in Delta State after he allegedly ingested expired drugs that meant to treat his malaria and typhoid fever. “He had malaria and typhoid, …