Chimamanda Adichie To Receive UN Foundation ‘Global Leadership Award’

Renowned writer Chimamanda Adichie will be honoured with the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award on November 20 in New York. She is being honoured for ‘her work using literature…

Arsenal drawn to face PSG in women’s Champions League quarter-finals

Reigning English champions Arsenal will face Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of this season’s women’s Champions League after the draw was made on Friday. The only English side to have…

US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg mulls presidential bid

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is strongly considering entering the race for the US Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. The ex-New York City mayor is concerned the current field of candidates is…

Twitter founder arrives in Nigeria

The co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey is in Nigeria for the start of a month-long trip in Africa. He has been tweeting about his trip. He tweeted on…

CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI NAMED IN ENGLAND SQUAD

Hudson-Odoi, who turns 19 today, made his Three Lions debut in March but has not featured for his country at senior level since then because of the Achilles injury he…

Sinach’s Song ‘Way Maker’ Makes History

Nigerian gospel musician, Osinachi Joseph popularly known by the mononym Sinach makes history by being the first gospel artiste in the country to get her song remixed by over 20 popular gospel…

Trevor Noah to produce film on eight-year-old Nigerian chess prodigy

Television host and comedian, Trevor Noah is developing a film about Tanitoluwa ‘Tani’ Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess prodigy. News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adewumi’s story broke the internet in…

Senate proposes three-month jail for social media offenders

The Senate has introduced a bill to regulate the use of social media in  the country. The bill, which passed  first reading at plenary on  Tuesday, proposed   N150, 000 fine or…

On this day: 6th Nov

In 1429 the seven-year-old Henry VI was crowned King of England. In 1431 he was crowned King Henry II of France. He was the youngest person to succeed to the English throne,…

Birthdays Today: 6th Nov

Ronald Blythe, writer, Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village (1969), 97 James Bowman, countertenor, 78 Berlie Doherty, novelist, Dear Nobody (1991), 76  Sally Field, actress, Lincoln (2012), 73 Nigel Havers, actor, Chariots of Fire (1981), 68 Ethan Hawke,…