Germany Marks 30th Anniversary Of Fall Of Berlin Wall

Germany is marking the 30th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall today (November 9, 2019) with a series of events to commemorate one of the defining moments of modern European history. The breaching of the wall on November 9, 1989, followed a peaceful and popular uprising across the then communist East Germany amid moves among nations in Soviet-controlled Central Europe to break away from Moscow and shift toward Western-style democracies. About 200 events have been held over the last week in Berlin alone, including footage beamed onto a…

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CHINI Africa Makes Nigeria Proud, Wins Cannes Lions Silver Award

Mr Nnamdi Ndu, Chini CEO —————————————————————————————————— CHINI Africa has emerged silver winner at the recently held 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity’s Andrea Suez Representative of the Year Award in London. The award was given to the Nigerian firm in recognition of CHINI Africa’s innovative ideas to engage the Nigerian market. The representative of the year award is judged against four main criteria including: Brand Ambassadors, Creative Marketing Activity, Engagement with Young Lions and Business Results. The award is open to Cannes Lions representatives in 92 countries who promote…

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Digital Technologies Changing Dynamics Of Global Development – UNDP

Administrator Achim Steiner of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has stated that new digital technologies are emerging and offering quicker, smarter solutions to tackle the world’s toughest challenges. The UNDP chief said from artificial intelligence to drones, mobile money, and blockchain, digital innovations were already helping the world address poverty, hunger, climate change, conflict, and disease; adding that the world needs nothing less than to reinvent and reimagine what development looks like in the context of this technological revolution. Steiner said: “But 49 per cent of the world still…

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World Acclaimed Rapper, Lil Wayne To Pay Ramin Natan $150,000 – Court

A judge in the United States of America (USA), it has been reported has ordered rapper, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, better known as Lil Wayne, to pay $150,000 in damages. TMZ, reports that the “Lollipop” rapper was accused of allegedly orchestrating a fake concert that was promoted under his name. Court documents obtained by the site, said Lil Wayne was being sued by Ramin Natan for breach of contract and fraud. The judge ruled in favour of Natan in a default settlement because Wayne didn’t tend to the lawsuit. Now…

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Davido, Chris Brown To Release Another Song

From all indications, Afropop artiste, Davido may be plotting another music collaboration with American mega star, Chris Brown. On Thursday the Nigerian musician hinted at a new collaboration with Chris Brown. The “Fall” crooner in a Twitter post announced that the new feature with Brown would be released next week. It would be recalled that in July, the pair released their first collaboration, which was titled Blow My Mind – the song became an instant hit, topping music charts in just a matter of days. Meanwhile, Davido gears up to…

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Rush Hour In Hong Kong: Train Derails, Injures People

According to reports by AFP, a passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday leaving eight people injured, authorities said. Images from the scene showed three carriages had left the tracks and were zigzagged across the rails near Hung Hom station in Kowloon — a busy interchange that provides services to mainland China. Passengers had to leave the train through a broken door and cross tracks on the East Rail line to make their way to safety. Five hundred passengers had been evacuated from the…

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‘South Africa Destroying Own Country With Xenophobic Attacks’

Beverlyn Nyamakwenje was fast asleep in her home in the east Johannesburg township of Katlehong when she was woken by gunshots. Instructed by her panicked father, the 19-year old Zimbabwean grabbed a few belongings and fled with him to a police station for safety. “We left our bags,” Nyamakwenje said. “We only took two minutes.” Nyamakwenje is one of around 850 people who have taken refuge in halls set up for foreigners displaced by xenophobic violence in the Joburg region, a municipal spokesman said. The door and windows of her…

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Olufemi Adebanjo Retires Gracefully From AMCON

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru (right) in a congratulatory handshake with Mr Olufemi Oluwasina Adebanjo, former Head Corporate Audit and Inspection Department of AMCON as well as Ethics Officer of the corporation who retired from active service of AMCON recently. Watching with admiration is Adebanjo’s wife, Mrs Oluwayemisi Olufemi ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Olufemi Oluwasina Adebanjo, is a career banker with professional experience spanning over three decades across accounting, risk-based auditing, financial control, design, development and implementation of latest audit and control processes. He…

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Boko Haram Has Killed Over 27,000 Innocent Nigerians – United Nations

By Editor The United Nations has again painted a gloomy picture of the atrocities of the terrorist Boko Haram to Nigeria with a gory disclosure that Boko Haram insurgents have killed over 27,000 civilians since 2009 when the group launched their evil campaign of violence against the country. Edward Kallon, the United Nations Humanitarian Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, made the disclosure at the UN building in Abuja during a remembrance of 10 years of crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Kallon said the rising insecurity in the country had…

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Rising Hepatitis-Related Deaths In Africa Worry WHO – Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that an estimated 200,000 persons die in Africa annually due to liver complications caused by hepatitis disease. The world health body also stated that despite the availability of diagnostic tools and effective treatment, less than one in every 10 of the 71 million people with hepatitis A or B have access to testing. This latest revelation was contained in a message issued by the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, in Abuja at the weekend as part of the build-up to…

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