Educational, cultural reforms will combat terrorism in Africa

Dr Anwar Moghith, Director, National Center for Translation, Egypt has called for reforms in educational and cultural sectors in Africa to boost efforts aimed at combating terrorism in the continent. Moghith made the call on Wednesday in Cairo when he delivered a lecture, entitled, the “The role of translation and press to enhance cultural dialogue,” at the 53rd training course for Young African Journalists. He said the reform became necessary because people who were educated and enlightened about their culture and the culture of others, would eschew jeopardising the peace…

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FG to spend N82.109m for 2019 Abuja carnival

The 2019 edition of Abuja cultural carnival will gulp N82.109 million, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. The yearly carnival meant to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage is coordinated by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. The minister said that Cultural Centres established by Nigeria in China and Brazil were good for marketing the image of the country to further make the outside world appreciate Nigeria and Nigerians better. Mohammed stated these  in Abuja while making presentation on 2019 budget proposals of his…

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Waje to quit music over cost of publicity

Afro-soul star, Aituaje Iruobe aka Waje reportedly wants to quit doing music professionally. Waje announced this move in a now-viral video, citing high cost of publicity and low purchase rates of her album as reasons why she was considering quitting. She said, “After everybody shouted ‘Waje, your last album was how many years ago, please we need an album’. Where are all the people that were shouting? “I don’t have the money for publicity and that’s what I am saying. Emerald’s (her daughter) school fees is there. “it’s like I…

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Insurance firm AIG sues Kardashian’s bodyguard

wo years after Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, her insurance company, AIG is suing her former bodyguard and his security firm in the United States for $6.1 million. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in Delaware by AIG, which  accuses Pascal Duvier and the company he worked for, ProtectSecurity, of breach of contract. Celebrity website TMZ, which first reported the suit, says Duvier left the luxury residence, where Kardashian had been staying during Paris Fashion Week in October 2016, and followed two of her sisters to a…

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Accuser Says Ronaldo Gagged and Rapped Her

Lawyers representing Kathryn Mayorga, the woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her claim the Juventus striker spent around $1,000,000 on “personal reputation protection specialists”. And that she was gagged not to divulge the rape. The reputation specialists, the lawyers claimed, were employed by Ronaldo in the UK, US and Portugal to discredit Mayorga and her claims that she was sexually assaulted by the footballer in Las Vegas in 2009. According to Leslie Stovall, one of Mayorga’s lawyers, the reputation specialists followed Ms Mayorga, 34, to build up a secret dossier…

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AFDEC Celebrates Lagos Culture and Peace Festival

AFDEC has concluded plans to host Lagos Culture and Peace Festival as part of Nigeria’s independence celebration on 1st day of October, 2018. This edition will feature a “Walk for Peace”. AFDEC Executive Director Adeola Ogunkolade disclosed “the train will take-off at a point beside University of Lagos 1st Gate at Akoka Lagos at 7am, and make its way to Gbagada Mini-Stadium. Lagos Culture and Peace Festival is highlighting Nigerian history, and serving as platform for expression, creativity and rich heritage. The theme for 2018 edition is “Re-create, Revamp, and…

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