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OBITUARY: Farewell, Baba Sala, Nigerian comedy pioneer and mentor of legends

    OBITUARY: Farewell, Baba Sala, Nigerian comedy pioneer and mentor of legends

On Sunday night, he went to bed shortly after eating supper but it would be the last time Nigeria’s king of comic-acting would close his eyes to the world. His

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CLOSE-UP: Atiku’s children call him ‘Daddy Cool’, but will things be calm at 5th attempt?

    CLOSE-UP: Atiku’s children call him ‘Daddy Cool’, but will things be calm at 5th attempt?

According to his children, Atiku Abubakar is always calm at home — no matter the situation and no matter the pressure. So cool that they adopted the title of Boney M’s  1976

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CLOSE-UP: This is Zainab Ahmed — the new finance minister who schooled in Ogun state

    CLOSE-UP: This is Zainab Ahmed — the new finance minister who schooled in Ogun state

An accountant and a woman with Ogun state connection — is Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, acting minister of finance, the new Kemi Adeosun (minus the NYSC bit)? Like Adeosun, she studied accounting. She holds a

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SPOTLIGHT: Meet Harmony Samuels, the Nigerian-born producer of Janet Jackson’s ‘Made for Now’

    SPOTLIGHT: Meet Harmony Samuels, the Nigerian-born producer of Janet Jackson’s ‘Made for Now’
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Aretha Franklin, queen of soul music, dies aged 76

  Aretha Franklin, queen of soul music, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, widely regarded as the queen of soul music, has died at the age of 76. The iconic singer

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REVEALED: Dele Momodu asked el-Rufai to be his running mate

  REVEALED: Dele Momodu asked el-Rufai to be his running mate

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation International, asked Nasir el-Rufai to be his running mate in the 2011 presidential election —

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What ‘ungrateful’ Genevieve said that got Dele Momodu angry

  What ‘ungrateful’ Genevieve said that got Dele Momodu angry

Regarded as one of the most “networked” Nigerians alive, Dele Momodu was not only let down in his presidential bid

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REVEALED: Dele Momodu ‘shared copies of Ovation’ to win NCP presidential ticket

  REVEALED: Dele Momodu ‘shared copies of Ovation’ to win NCP presidential ticket

Rather than share the customary cash to delegates to win his party’s presidential ticket, Dele Momodu shared copies of his

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New book reveals how Nigerian journalists ‘betrayed’ Dele Momodu

  New book reveals how Nigerian journalists ‘betrayed’ Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu’s media constituency dealt the heaviest blow on his presidential ambition in 2011, a book written by his then-campaign

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OBITUARY: Ras Kimono, the reggae apostle and lifelong crusader who kept dreadlocks for 36 years

  OBITUARY: Ras Kimono, the reggae apostle and lifelong crusader who kept dreadlocks for 36 years

Wielding his blunt message as a weapon, Ras Kimono, while he held sway, dominated the Nigerian music scene and cultivated

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