[Leadership] Nigerian Hip-hop artistes have worked hard and smart to put the brand of music on the global map. In this report, SAMUEL ABULUDE examines the hip-hop industry, it’s glam, buzz and pop culture and chronicles top Nigerian artistes that can fill up a sizeable stadium locally and globally.
[Guardian] If there is one thing Wizkid does well, it is to carry Nigerian flag high across board.
[Guardian] Police in Lokoja have confirmed the death of another person during Saturday’s bye-election to fill the vacant Lokoja /Kogi seat in House of Representatives.
[Atlantic Council] It has been twenty years since that morning of August 7, 1998, when suicide bombers detonated, almost simultaneously, trucks laden with explosives outside the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya is weighed down by swelling public debt and faces the possibility of a debt crisis (where the government can’t repay what it owes).
[This Day] *South Africa, Nigeria edged to second and third spots respectively
[Guardian] Expansion of telecommunications services by network operators to rural areas has slowed down drastically.
[Guardian] An economist and former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, once said: “Income inequality is troubling because, among other things, it means that many people in our society do not have the opportunities to advance themselves… .No economy can succeed without a high quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalisation and technical change.”
[Premium Times] The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has formally announced that he is leaving Nigeria’s ruling party, APC.
[Premium Times] The return of the Amaju Pinnick-led executives of the Nigerian Football Federation will help save hundreds of jobs, the NFF General Secretary, Muhammed Sanusi, said on Monday.