Apple set to launch Netflix-like streaming service (Guardian)

Apple announced plans Monday for a March 25 media event, hinting at a widely expected plan to unveil its own Netflix-style streaming service with original video. An invitation sent to journalists included a movie reel countdown video and the message…

Football in China good for Nigerian women, not men, says Mabo (Guardian)

Former Super Falcons coach Ismaila Mabo has countered a recent claim by Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, who stated that “China is not a place for young footballers to play topflight football.” Mikel, who earned £140,000-a-week while playing for…

Moise Kean’s explosive return offers Juve secret weapon against Atlético (Guardian)

At a glance, Juventus’s preparations for a season-defining showdown with Atlético Madrid appear almost ideal. After losing 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano, Massimiliano Allegri tweeted that his team had 20 days to “GET READY for a [return leg] TO LIVE…

This is why I want to be the next James Bond – David Oyelowo (Guardian)

Nigerian-British actor David Oyewolo has stated his interest in becoming the first black James Bond. This he believes will give black children “a superhero to identify with.” The actor who broke boundaries after becoming the first black actor to play…

GoFundMe: From campaigns to tribunal, politicians turn to crowdfunds (Guardian)

There has always been that benignness about humans, that kind disposition towards others that makes people donate to a cause. Crowdfunding has helped express our humanness better and easier. Easily you could help an immigrant kid from a war-torn state…

Michael Jackson estate launches PR blitz as documentary airs in UK (Guardian)

Michael Jackson’s estate is engaged in a campaign of adverts, lawsuits and interviews in an attempt to salvage his image after the screening of Channel 4’s documentary Leaving Neverland, which details years of alleged grooming and child abuse. The documentary,…

I was smart. I was class captain. But today, I am just a poor village farmer.

I finished secondary school from one of the Catholic schools in the east in 1982. In those days, I always came tops in my class. I remember during my final year at the speech and prize giving day, my name…

West Ham and police investigate alleged Islamophobic abuse of Mohamed Salah (Guardian)

The police and West Ham are investigating a video in which a supporter can apparently be heard aiming Islamophobic abuse at Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah at the London Stadium on Monday. The incident was captured in a video posted on Twitter…

New Nigeria international passport to cost N70,000, says NIS (Guardian)

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000. NIS spokesman Sunday James, who made the disclosure, said the agency will commence issuance of the new international passport from Monday,…

ECOWAS, others move to eliminate child marriage in West Africa (Guardian)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed commitment to eliminate child marriage in the region through the validation and implementation of its reviewed Child Policy and Plan of Action. ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Dr.…

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