MonthJanuary 2018

Nigerian govt bans Customs from seizing rice in markets

The Federal Government has asked the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to stop raiding markets to seize imported rice. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, made the disclosure yesterday in a chat with State House correspondents after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). She disclosed that government has approved N1.12 billion for the purchase […] Nigerian govt bans Customs from seizing rice in markets [hmp_player]

CHAN 2018: Salisu knocks Okpotu over poor performance

Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, has criticised Anthony Okpotu’s performance in the semi-final match against Sudan. Super Eagles fought hard to defeat Sudan 1-0 in the match played on Wednesday. The coach, consequently described Okpotu’s performance as below par, saying he, “lost many important balls”. “To me, this is the worst game by Okpotu since […] CHAN 2018: Salisu knocks Okpotu over poor performance [hmp_player]

Why Buhari can’t succeed in keeping Nigeria together – Adebanjo

Afenifere Chieftain of Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari’s plans to keep Nigeria together by force won’t work. The elder statesman noted that Buhari’s planned move won’t work because he has refused to implement the recommendations of the 2014 national conference. Speaking with The Sun, Adebanjo said, “Buhari wants […] Why Buhari can’t succeed in keeping Nigeria together – Adebanjo [hmp_player]

Fuel: FG not paying subsidy, Nigerians bearing burden of revenue loss from NNPC – Adeosun

The minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has revealed that the federal government is not paying subsidy to keep fuel price at N145, adding that there is under recovery on the part of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Adeosun disclosed this while speaking to State House correspondents after the federal executive council meeting presided over […] Fuel: FG not paying subsidy, Nigerians bearing burden of revenue loss from NNPC – Adeosun [hmp_player]

Man rapes two sisters-in-law, impregnate one

A chief magistrate’s court in Damaturu, Borno State, has tried a 35-year-old man for allegedly raping his two sisters-in-law. The case was reported by his father in law, Baba Ibrahim to police. Ibrahim said the suspect identified as Mohammed Baushe had been sexually harassing the two girls since they were four years old. According to […] Man rapes two sisters-in-law, impregnate one [hmp_player]

Eugenius! review – Mark Hamill is a robot called Kevin in superhero show

The Other Palace, LondonA school nerd escapes the bullies but meets a murderous movie mogul in an imaginative 1980s-themed musical Things are looking up for new British musicals. The gorgeous Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a West End hit; the young duo behind Six demonstrated real talent with their all-female show; and now Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins’ 80s-themed musical arrives with the message that even the despised school geek can end up an unlikely superhero. It also comes with voiceover from Star Wars’s Mark Hamill as Kevin the Robot. Eugene (Liam Forde) is a joke to the cool kids at school. But he has created a comic about a superhero called Tough Man, and when a film producer comes looking for ideas, Eugene is whisked to Hollywood. Continue reading… [hmp_player]

Police speaks on gun battle with Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa

The police in Nasarawa State and armed herdsmen were in a gun battle yesterday. One armed Fulani herdsman was gunned down. The shoot occurred at Nguchi village, a suburb of Kadarko town where seven Tiv farmers were killed last Monday by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Nasarawa State Command, Idirisu […] Police speaks on gun battle with Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa [hmp_player]

Muslim group insists CAN inciting Christians against Buhari, warns its leaders

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has insisted that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) was instigating Christians to vote against President Buhari or any Muslim presidential candidate in 2019. MURIC, in a statement Thursday, said it stood by its earlier position that CAN also advised Christians against voting for politicians practising Islam. Its Director, Prof. […] Muslim group insists CAN inciting Christians against Buhari, warns its leaders [hmp_player]

Queen Creole: Mélissa Laveaux on telling Haiti’s story through folksong, spirituals and Vodou

The Canadian singer’s striking new album is themed around the US occupation of her parents’ homeland – but is a lilting, joyful record about omens, civil treachery and sexuality On a dull January afternoon, Mélissa Laveaux arrives at her record label’s Paris office apologising for her lateness. Disorganisation is, she says, a lifelong affliction.But the 33-year-old is in the middle of so many self-directed projects that it’s hard to take her claims too seriously. It takes a polymath to simultaneously mastermind a play about Haitian spirits, a multimedia project about a 19th-century sculptor and an album about the American occupation of Haiti in the early 20th century. The album is Radyo Siwèl, Laveaux’s third: a lilting, burnished, joyful full-band collection that combines Haitian kompa guitar with calypso and soca, courtesy of Toronto-based Trinidadian guitarist Drew Gonsalves. Continue reading… [hmp_player]