[This Day] Former president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, recently took to his Twitter page to share his list of favourite songs in 2019. Interestingly, Obama’s list included 35 songs and two of them were from Nigeria. The 44th president of the United States of America named Nigeria’s Burna Boy’s Anybody and Rema’s Iron Man as two of his favourite songs from 2019.
[This Day] Abuja -South African telecom firm MTN (MTNJ.J) yesterday said it was reviewing allegations that it, alongside other firms, violated the United States Anti-Terrorism Act by paying protection money to al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
[VOA] The United States says it will “re-evaluate” its relationship with South Sudan after the country’s leaders failed to form a transitional unity government by Tuesday’s deadline.
[Dalsan Radio] Kenyan teachers who had sought greener pastures in Somaliland have decried mistreatment by their employer
[Leadership] Lagos -Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), has again resolved to empower 106,000 women across four states in the Northern region with a total sum of N1.1 billion.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Some 400,000 people are believed to be trapped in some form of modern slavery in the United States, according to the Global Slavery Index
[VOA] The United States says it is greatly disappointed with South Africa’s decision to send a former Mozambican finance minister home instead of to the U.S. to stand trial on fraud charges.
[Premium Times] An estimated 7,000 Nigerians died between 2015 and 2019 in the persistent violence between farmers and pastoralists in the middle belt states of Benue and Nasarawa, a report funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has said.
[This Day] AUnited States court, presided over by Judge Karen Mason, sentenced a 73-year old Nigerian, Mrs Oluremi Adeleye, to fifteen years in prison for child abuse and second-degree murder on Monday, 6th May, 2019 in Maryland, United States. Mrs. Adeleye is a live-in nanny and is looking after an 8-month old baby, Enita(n) Salubi at a couple’s home in Glenarden in October 2016
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government, and the Islamic Council of Mozambique, in partnership with the United States, on Saturday launched a mechanism to identify and analyse the foci of instability that culminate in the violation of human rights in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.