AFRIMA: Setting African standards on a global scale





Tribune OnlineAFRIMA: Setting African standards on a global scale ROTIMI IGE, in this feature, assesses the impact of the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) since its establishment six  years ago, and how it is gradually stamping the validity of African music on the global music scene.   When the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) was …

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Day family, friends and associates celebrated Ajulo at 40

Tribune OnlineDay family, friends and associates celebrated Ajulo at 40 Lagos-based industrialist, Anthony Ajulo, last Saturday hosted associates, friends and family to a colourful party to celebrate his 40th birthday. The co-founder and managing partner at Colton Group used the occasion to thank God for the grace to attain the age and for the successes …

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5 orphans benefit from Ansar-Ud-Deen’s Eid-al Maulud largesse in Kaduna

Tribune Online5 orphans benefit from Ansar-Ud-Deen’s Eid-al Maulud largesse in Kaduna ANSAR-UD-DEEN Society of Nigeria (ADS), Kaduna State branch, has made donations to orphans, including a four-year-old girl, as part of events to commemorate the birthday (Eid-al-Maulud) of Prophet Muhammad. During the Maulud Nabiyy celebrations, the orphans, four-year-old Faheeza Yusuf, Sofiat Dhikrullah, Sheriffdeen Hassan Temigbe, …

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Oyo MMPN counsels Muslims on peaceful living

Tribune OnlineOyo MMPN counsels Muslims on peaceful living MUSLIMS have been urged to follow in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad by being fair and peaceful in their dealings with others. This plea contained in a statement in Ibadan by the chairman of the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), Oyo State chapter, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi, …

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NNPC’s proposed new refineries

Tribune OnlineNNPC’s proposed new refineries LAST week, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) indicated that it was in the process of establishing two new 200,000 barrels-per-day condensate refineries to boost in-country refining capacity. Unlike the conventional refineries, condensate refineries primarily refine condensate, not crude oil, and produce mostly petrol. In a statement issued in the …

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Politics of border closure and task ahead of Buhari

Tribune OnlinePolitics of border closure and task ahead of Buhari FEW months after President Muhammadu Buhari received the baton for a second tenure in office, he ordered the closure of all land borders across the nation. The motive behind this was ostensibly to boost local production of food for sustainable food security in Nigeria. Another …

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El-Rufai’s apology: APC admission of Bello’s failure ― PDP

Tribune OnlineEl-Rufai’s apology: APC admission of Bello’s failure ― PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed that the public apology and kneeling by the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Kogi state campaign council, Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai, confirms that even the APC agrees that Governor Yahaya Bello does not merit a …

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How TB Joshua brokered peace in South Sudan, Tanzania

Tribune OnlineHow TB Joshua brokered peace in South Sudan, Tanzania For South Sudan, the globe’s youngest country, having been established in 2011, peace had been a mirage considering the violent civil unrest and the lack of needed development despite the huge human and natural resources. With a general sense of sadness and a public, national …

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Busola Dakolo to appeal case after court dismisses suit against Fatoyinbo

Tribune OnlineBusola Dakolo to appeal case after court dismisses suit against Fatoyinbo Busola Dakolo has said that she will appeal a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, ruling which dismissed a suit she filed against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) over an alleged rape. Justice Oathman Musa had, on Thursday, dismissed …

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Southwest development bill scales first reading

Tribune OnlineSouthwest development bill scales first reading A bill, South West Development Commission (SWEDCO) passed first reading on the floor of the Senate at Thursday plenary. The bill listed as the eleventh bill for Senate consideration was sponsored by the immediate past Ogun State governor and senator representing, Ogun Central, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and 36 …

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APC has turned Nembe to Sambisa forest ― Diri

Tribune OnlineAPC has turned Nembe to Sambisa forest ― Diri The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the November 16 election, Senator Douye Diri, has described the recent disruption of the PDP campaign in Nembe Local Government Area, of Bayelsa state as the terrorist attacks in the Northern part of the country. Diri, …

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Reps raise alarm over increasing suicides rate in Nigeria

Tribune OnlineReps raise alarm over increasing suicides rate in Nigeria The House of Representatives, on Thursday, raised the alarm over the increasing suicides rate in the country and called on the Federal government to adopt measures to curb the menace. This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji from Agwuata who …

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Bolivian interim president says exiled leader to be barred from next election

Tribune OnlineBolivian interim president says exiled leader to be barred from next election Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday that exiled former President Evo Morales will not be able to take part in upcoming elections because he is barred from running for a fourth consecutive term. Addressing a news conference, Anez added that …

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JUST IN: Lagos police gets new commissioner

Tribune OnlineJUST IN: Lagos police gets new commissioner A new Commissioner of Police has been appointed for the Lagos State Command after the promotion of the last commissioner in the state, Zubairu Muazu to the post of the Assistant Inspector General Of Police. The new commissioner of police is Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu. He was a …

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Britain to become ‘second rate’ in the world after Brexit, Tusk says

Tribune OnlineBritain to become ‘second rate’ in the world after Brexit, Tusk says Britain will lose influence in international affairs and become a “second-rate player” after it leaves the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday. Backers of Britain’s 2016 vote to exit the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, say that …

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Kogi poll: Bello, APC importing mercenaries, PDP alleges

Tribune OnlineKogi poll: Bello, APC importing mercenaries, PDP alleges The campaign organization of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State has accused Governor Yahaya Bello and his All Progressive Congress (APC) of importing mercenaries that may cause violence during Saturday’s exercise. The Engr Musa Wada/Sam Aro Campaign Organization in a statement signed …

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Bayelsa guber: Maintain status quo antebellum, Appeal Court tells parties

Tribune OnlineBayelsa guber: Maintain status quo antebellum, Appeal Court tells parties The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has ordered a stay of action on the last Tuesday judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja which disqualified the Bayelsa State deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, from contesting the November …

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Pelosi says Trump has admitted to bribery as impeachment probe intensifies

Tribune OnlinePelosi says Trump has admitted to bribery as impeachment probe intensifies US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that President Donald Trump already has admitted to actions that amount to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry. “The bribe is to grant or withhold military …

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2020 budget: Reps member, Kazaure raises alarm over N1.3trn proposal

Tribune Online2020 budget: Reps member, Kazaure raises alarm over N1.3trn proposal A member of the House of Representatives on Thursday raised alarm over the N1.3 trillion budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for the 2020 fiscal year, describing it as outrageous and alarming which should be reviewed in the nation’s interest This came …

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Serial entrepreneur and CEO of ‘Wear it All Luxury’, Sodiq Rufai, honoured

Tribune OnlineSerial entrepreneur and CEO of ‘Wear it All Luxury’, Sodiq Rufai, honoured ASTUTE entrepreneur and CEO, Wear it All Luxury, Sodiq Rufai, has been honoured by the prestigious Ecole Supérieure des Sciences, de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises du, Benin Republic (ESCAE-Benin) University, with an honorary Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Public Administration. Rufai, who …

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Reps approve virement of N100m from National Assembly personnel allocations

Tribune OnlineReps approve virement of N100m from National Assembly personnel allocations The House of Representatives on Thursday approved the virement of N100 million from the National Assembly Service Commission’s Personnel allocation in the 2019 Appropriation Act to fund capital and overhead expenditure. The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by …

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CWAL relocates to new facility, promises improved operational efficiency

Tribune OnlineCWAL relocates to new facility, promises improved operational efficiency CUMMINS West Africa Ltd (CWAL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cummins Inc, a Fortune 200 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange has relocated to a new bespoke facility in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. “For Cummins, the largest independent diesel engine manufacturer in the world, the …

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NUJ blasts senate over hate speech bill

Tribune OnlineNUJ blasts senate over hate speech bill The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has berated the Senate for the introduction of the hate speech bill which seeks death penalty for offenders in the country. The bill which passed first reading in the red chamber on Tuesday is being sponsored by the former senate spokesman, …

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Kogi governorship election: Court asked to stop Wada from contesting

Tribune OnlineKogi governorship election: Court asked to stop Wada from contesting The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has been asked to stop the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state, Engr. Musa Wada, from presenting himself as a candidate of the party for the November 16, 2019 governorship election in …

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Order DSS to release Sowore, NGO tells Buhari, AG

Tribune OnlineOrder DSS to release Sowore, NGO tells Buhari, AG A non-governmental Organisation, Centre for Law and Civil Culture, has called on President Muhammad Buhari, to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to ensure that the release of Omoyele Sowore, from the Department of State Security (DSS) …

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Why National Assembly sealed deal with Buhari ― Lawan

Tribune OnlineWhy National Assembly sealed deal with Buhari ― Lawan President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has again justified the working relationship between the ninth National Assembly and the Executive arm of government. Senator Lawan said a warm relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari was imperative to enhance productivity in governance. He made the remarks on …

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We’re set to lift over 100 million Nigerians out of poverty ― FG

Tribune OnlineWe’re set to lift over 100 million Nigerians out of poverty ― FG The Federal Government is committed to lifting about 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years through the diversification of the nation’s economy from crude oil to solid minerals exploration and exportation. It said if all the revenue …

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Italy to declare state of emergency over Venice flooding

Tribune OnlineItaly to declare state of emergency over Venice flooding Italy is set to declare a state of emergency in Venice after the Italian city was engulfed by 1.87m (6ft) high water levels, flooding its historic basilica and cutting power to homes. More than 80 percent of the city, a Unesco world heritage site, was …

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