Nigeria opposition picks veteran Abubakar as presidential candidate
29 May 2022 | 9:09 am
Nigeria's former vice president, veteran politician Atiku Abubakar, will run for president again next year after the main opposition party picked him as its candidate to stand in elections to succeed incumbent Muhammadu Buhari.
23 Oct 2019
Nike Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Parker will hand the reins to former EBay Inc. head John Donahoe next year, with the athletic brand looking to a tech veteran to maintain growth in the e-commerce era. Bloomberg Intelligence's Poonam Goyal has more on "Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?"
7 Nov 2019
Lizzy Ovueme, popularly known as Ovuleria, is reacting to the rumour of her death. The media across traditional and social were awash with the story on Wednesday. Ovuleria was the wife of Chief Zebrudaya in rested tv series, New Masquerade. TVC News tracked the veteran actor to her home in Port Harcourt.
4 Mar 2020
Who will take on Trump at the 2020 election? A force in American politics for nearly five decades, Joe Biden is seeking the Democratic nomination for president once again. His working-class roots and experience as a six-term senator from Delaware and two-term United States vice president under Barack Obama, have made the centrist politician popular with blue-collar workers and African Americans.
3 Mar 2020
Veteran Nollywood actor, Olukayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu is dead. The 66-year-old actor died this afternoon after struggling with a heart ailment since 2013. He had received financial support from well wishers which facilitated his trip to India but reports say his health worsened upon his return to Nigeria.
17 Apr 2020
A 99-year-old war veteran from England has been using his walking frame to raise money for UK health workers battling coronavirus. Captain Tom Moore initially wanted to raise 1,000 pounds but ended up raising 12 million.
1 May 2020
We look at a new report in Le Monde from a European environmental agency which hails the unexpected benefits of lockdown: a drastic drop in air pollution that has saved an estimated 11,000 lives in Europe this month. Also, US hopes are rising over an experimental drug trial, while Swedish authorities go to extreme measures to prevent mass gatherings ahead of a festival. Finally, Captain Tom, British war veteran and coronavirus fundraising hero, turns 100!
2 Jun 2020
Meet the 95-year-old war veteran from Ghana who walked three kilometers every day to raise money for African health care workers on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus
5 Oct 2020
The shooting of Colombian ex-presidential candidate Alvaro Gomez Hurtado in 1995 was widely thought to be the work of his political rivals. But in a letter to a special court for peace, FARC says it was behind the hit.
17 Oct 2020
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and its leading economic powerhouse, is celebrating 60 years of independence from British colonial rule on October 1. Tanko Yakasi is one of few surviving Nigerian First Republic politicians to have been involved in the independence process. The 95-year old veteran politician speaks on Nigeria's 60-year journey as an independent state.
13 Oct 2020
Multi-platinum selling Nigerian artist, songwriter and entertainer Darey is a superstar in his home country and respected around the world. His music has been nominated at the World Music Awards and the MTV Music Video Awards and he's graced the stage with the biggest names including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Sean Paul, Kelly Rowland and Cardi B. After being away for nearly five years as an active musician, the Afro-pop pioneer and influencer is back with a new EP called "Way Home". For this African-inspired release, Darey draws from the deep well of his Yoruba heritage and its storytelling tradition.
1 Jan 2021
Uganda votes for a new president in January. Popular musician and challenger Bobi Wine wants to build a united coalition. In his way is President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled with an iron fist for over three decades.
7 Jan 2021
Veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre said on Tuesday he was admitted to the hospital and was getting care from his medical team after media reports claimed that he suffered a brain aneurysm and was in intensive care.
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In the last couple of months, tsunamis of layoffs have hit the tech ecosystem. From Twitter to Meta, and then Amazon, the once glittering ecosystem where most young people desire to work is now facing a new threat.
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France has received a request from the Burkinabe military junta to withdraw its troops from the Sahel country and will do so within a month. The success of the counterterrorism operation has been limited, experts say.
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New Delhi has banned sharing links and clips to a BBC film about Prime Minister Modi. Now universities are cracking down on students trying to screen it.
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Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges. Finally, faced with about 15,000 tonnes of "e-waste" dumped in landfills every year, Rwanda is focusing more resources on recycling old smartphones.
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The former US president had been blocked from the social media platforms since the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Meta said it was taking measures to prevent "repeat offenders" from violating its rules.
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The Rwandan government says it had to take "defensive measures" after a Congolese combat plane violated its airspace. The Democratic Republic of Congo says the incident amounts to an "act of war."