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Barely 72hours into the test running the 23 megawatts Calabar power plant, the supply of electricity from the plant has suffered a set back. Residents have accused the state government of not being truthful about the true capacity of the plant claiming that it was not optimal as the governor had claimed. At the beginning […]

Leadership at Twitter has announced that they want to “protect healthy discourse and open conversation.” To that end, they are no longer accepting advertising from state-controlled news media entities. This comes on the heels their discovery of 936 accounts inside China that were “deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political […]

Osabuohien Osaretin was born in Benin City. He attended All Saints Primary School and had his high school education at Goodwill Secondary School.  He describes his entry into the music scene as a mistake; attributing his love for music and his ability to remember a beat in detail after hearing it piqued his interest in music […]

Nigeria’s D’Tigress won the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket title yesterday in Dakar, defeating host Senegal 60-55 to retain the trophy they won in Mali two years ago. It was not an easy road to the title as the hosts backed by nearly all the fans inside the 15,000 seating capacity Dakar Arena stood solidly behind the […]

Elvis Presley fans carrying lit candles in the Tennessee night are visiting the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s grave at Graceland during the annual vigil commemorating his death 42 years ago. Presley admirers from all over the world descend on Memphis every year to honor his life and career during Elvis Week. The vigil is the week’s […]

Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries, is the aim of AWIEF […]

Fast-rising music artist, Tosin Oguntayo a.k.a Tosin Music, was a guest on The Grapevine on Thursday. After the show, we sat down with him to have a chat. SMOOTH FM: Who is Tosin Music? Tosin Music: Tosin Music is a music and family lover, I’m the first child in a family of five. Family and […]

Mike Tyson’s monthly expenses are outrageous.  On a recent podcast, the conversation takes twists leading to Tyson revealing little known aspects of his life. This conversation’s fun fact was how much Tyson spends on weed.  “What do we smoke a month?” Tyson asked his co-host and former NFL player, Eben Britton, at the interview’s three-minute mark. “Is it […]

Huawei employees helped African governments spy on political opponents by using cell data to track their location and intercepting encrypted communications and social media, a Wall Street Journal investigation found. The report, which did not find evidence that Huawei executives in China were aware of or approved the activities in Africa, could still add ammunition […]


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