Apple announces DJ Cuppy as their first African Radio Host

By Agencies DJ Cuppy, the celebrity daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, has landed first-of-its-kind deal with Apple Music as the music platform launches its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced today, Thursday, that “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy” will debut Sunday and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African sounds, including genres like Afrobeat, rap, house, kuduro and more. The weekly one-hour show will be hosted at 3 pm Nigerian time on Sundays. As face and voice behind Apple Music in Africa, Cuppy…

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The Downside of COVID-19 on Humanity

Coronavirus has led to reduced pollution, re-emerging wildlife and plunging oil prices and shown the size of the task facing humanity. But once eradicated, Covid19 will leave long, profound marks of its destructive passing; the epidemic will have damaged worldwide economy for many years and marked our memories forever. I’m convinced that we shall speak of a “Pre–Coronavirus” era and an “Post-Coronavirus” era. Secondly, I’m sure that our behavior will remain marked by the trauma that it must have provoked and by the changes of behavior it will have caused.…

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Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

By Agencies Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, Thursday, released new guidelines for international flights operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic for Nigerian based crew. Under the new rules, Nigerian crew operating international flights must now wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and observe Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures for the duration of the flight. This is just as the flight crew will now undergo mandatory testing for Covid-19 every 14 days at cost to the Air Operator upon return to Nigeria , instead of the current quarantine in an…

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Premier League set for June 17 return

By Agencies The Premier League will return to action on June 17, more than three months after the season was halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a BBC report. Representatives from all 20 clubs met on Thursday, 24 hours after teams agreed to the second phase of restarting the season with players working in larger groups. Squads were only allowed to restart practice sessions in small groups last week but contact and tackling is now allowed between players. The four teams that have games in hand will restart…

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NDDC HQ shut over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang. Chief Etang, whose death occurred in the early hours of Thursday at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt, was suspected to have died from complications arising from coronavirus disease. To this ends, Senator Akpabio has directed all staff of the Commission currently exhibiting symptoms not to…

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