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11 authors make the initial shortlist for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019

The longlist for the 2019 Nigeria Prize for Literature has been announced by the Nigeria LNG Limited, which sponsors the $100,000 award. The announcement was made on social media via Facebook live Thursday and in a statement by the company’s…

SMEs growth key to our devt agenda, says AbdulRazaq

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday pledged adequate support for the growth of small and medium scale enterprises, saying their success is key for socioeconomic development of the state. AbdulRazaq said his government will begin immediate intervention in the…

NLNG announces longlist of 11 for 2019 Literature Prize

The longlist for the 2019 Nigeria Prize for Literature has been announced by the Nigeria LNG Limited, which sponsors the $100,000 award. The announcement was made on social media via Facebook live Thursday. Anne-Marie Palmer-Ikuku, who is Nigeria LNG Limited’s…

BBNaija: Jackye celebrates N1.5m, all-expense trip to Dubai win

Jackye has emerged winner of the lyrical challenge battle in the Big Brother Naija 2019 house. Housemates were expected to know the lyrics of Nigerian songs in the competition and Jackye excelled in her rendition and after a highly competitive…

Alleged Assault: Senate extends Abbo’s probe by one week (ThisDay)

The Senate Wednesday granted one-week extension to its Ad-hoc committee investigating Senator Elisha Abbo’s (Adamawa North) alleged assault on a nursing mother in an adult toy shop in Abuja recently. This is just as the Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Senator…

Ihiala people thank Obiano for speaking up for Nigerian murdered in South Africa

The people of Ihiala in Anambra State have paid a glowing tribute to Governor Willie Obiano for his spirited fight to get justice for one of their own, Mrs Elizabeth Obianuju Ndubuisi-Chukwu. She was murdered in her room on June…

Kevin Spacey criminal case in Nantucket gets dropped (HollywoodReporter)

A criminal case of alleged sexual assault against actor Kevin Spacey was dropped Wednesday, according to the Nantucket District Court Clerk’s Office in Massachusetts. The reason given was “the unavailability of the complaining witness.” Mitchell Garabedian, the attorney for the…

Anambra to sack unqualified teachers (Nation)

The Anambra State government has said teachers without requisite qualifications will be disengaged by December 31. Commissioner for Basic Education Prof. Kate Omenugha, in a statement by the ministry’s spokesman, Mr. Nnaemeka Egwuonwu, said the deadline was in line with…

N22b Paris cash: EFCC seizes passports of 34 ex-Kwara officials (Nation)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the passports of 34 top officials who served under former Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed over a N22 billion London-Paris Club refund. Ten of them have been watch-listed to prevent them…

Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams to compete at US Open (BigNetworkNews)

Defending champion Naomi Osaka and runner-up Serena Williams are among the 13 Grand Slam winners to compete at the US Open, beginning August 26. Osaka and Williams will be joined by world number one Ashleigh Barty, the 2017 US Open…

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