Tanzania’s president cancels Independence Day celebrations

Tanzania’s president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has canceled Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Friday and directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs. The 61st Independence Day event was to cost $445,000, money that…

AFCON Qualifier: Oyo govt. rallies support for U23 Eagles

The Oyo State Government has commenced support mobilisation ahead of the African Cup of Nations(AFCON) Qualifier match between the U23 National Team and Tanzania on Saturday in Ibadan. Mr Seun Fakorede, the State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, disclosed this…

Tanzania, Kenya agree to step up fight against cross-border crime

Tanzanian and Kenyan leaders have agreed to step up the fight against cross-border crime, including human trafficking and poaching. Addressing a news conference at State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and her…

Kizz Daniel stages free show for Tanzanian fans

Singer, Oluwatobiloba Anidugbe, aka Kizz Daniel, fulfilled his promise to perform for free for his fans in Tanzania on Friday, August 12, 2022, after he had earlier disappointed them. The singer put up an impressive performance to the excitement of…

Kizz Daniel didn’t hear about Jimmy Cliff

When Kizz Daniel got arrested last week in Tanzania, I was bitter about it; I wondered why the Tanzanian authorities would embarrass a fellow brother (we being Africans and all ) But my partner scolded me saying, “Why won’t they…

Kizz Daniel released from Tanzanian police custody

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said that singer, Oluwatobiloba Anidugbe, popularly known as Kizz Daniel, has been released from police custody in Tanzania. A video that went viral on social media on Monday showed the moment Tanzanian authorities arrested…

YouTube announces Africa’s superstars to perform at Africa Day Concert

YouTube on Monday announced a line-up of artistes hailing from five countries to perform at the third edition of Africa Day Concert. Alex Okosi, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, said in a statement that the  annual concert is a…

*Man, 35, defiles two-year-old daughter, sexually harasses maid in Lagos (Punch)*Night club promoter allegedly swindles man of N4.3m (Vanguard)

Man, 35, defiles two-year-old daughter, sexually harasses maid in Lagos (Punch) A 35-year-old man, Kingsley Achugbu, has been arrested by police operatives attached to the Festac Division of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling his two-year-old daughter and…

*Man held for ‘assault’ on Ikeja Electric’s employee (Nation)*Why we met with Sarkin Fulani of Lagos- US Mission (Tribune)

Man held for ‘assault’ on Ikeja Electric’s employee (Nation) A man identified as Saheed Olanrewaju aka Usama, has been arrested by the police in Lagos over alleged assault on an Ikeja Electric worker, Popoola Olakunle. Olanrewaju, a resident of 12,…

COVID-19 sceptic President John Magufuli of Tanzania dead at 61 – DailyTracker

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country’s vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television. Mr Magufuli had…

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