Richard Branson taking Virgin galactic public through merger
11 July 2019 | 8:45 am
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and Social Capital Hedosophia co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Chamath Palihapitiya discuss their planned merger aimed at creating the world’s first publicly traded space-tourism venture.
8 Feb 2020
April Reign, founder of the #OscarsSoWhite movement, says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members choose the Oscar winners, needs to work on inclusion at all stages of productions and wonders whether the Academy is "still as relevant as they think they are."
21 Mar 2020
The trial of the founder of Sotitobire Church over missing boy has begun in Akure.
19 Apr 2020
The airline Virgin Atlantic asked its staff to take eight weeks off without pay in the next three months, but is demanding a €8.5 billion bailout for its industry. Billionaire boss Richard Branson is now taking the heat.
2 May 2020
Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says. Eric Trosset told NPR radio that he had died of a heart attack.
7 Aug 2020
He was a religious teacher who became the leader of a revolution: Usman dan Fodio, respectfully referred to as Sheikh, criticized the elites and changed the political system in present-day northern Nigeria.
9 Sep 2020
Julian Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if extradited. Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder claim he was targeted for "publishing and providing journalists with information that served the public interest."
8 Oct 2020
An Ondo high court in Akure has sentenced the Founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa, and five others to life imprisonment over the disappearance of a one-year-old boy, Gold kolawole in the church last year.
30 Nov 2020
She is a civil rights activist and the founder of the “Me Too” movement which is now a global phenomenon raising awareness about sexual harassment. Here are a few facts about our Guardian Woman personality of the week.
19 Dec 2020
Celebrities and activists have signed an open letter demanding Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hold security personnel account for the alleged shooting of protesters.
22 Jan 2021
Billionaire Jack Ma had not been seen in public since he slammed China's financial regulatory system in a speech at a Shanghai forum in October.
11 Feb 2021
Sotitobire founder appeals life imprisonment judgment over alleged conspiracy missing boy
5 Apr 2021
Soma Sara, the founder of a website that has exposed Britain's "rape culture" through thousands of anonymous testimonies, says she was surprised by the reaction to her campaign and that the next step is stamping out such behaviour, both in the UK and globally.
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Janusz Walus was due to be released on parole after serving nearly 30 years in prison for killing anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani. News of his expected release caused wide controversy.
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The leaders of Germany and Norway have said they will propose that NATO plays a role in protecting undersea infrastructure like gas pipelines or fiber optic cables. This follows the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines.
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Content creator Ben Black is trying to see all 64 games at the World Cup – the first time anyone has attempted such a feat.
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Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has a firm grip on the country's politics, and experts say electoral reform is needed to break the one-party monopoly.
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The German government has adopted an action plan against antisemitism that is being described as a milestone. But much depends on its implementation, with antisemitic hate speech on the rise.