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    Ghana varsity suspends lecturers over BBC sex-for-grades documentary

Ghana varsity suspends lecturers over BBC sex-for-grades documentary

The University of Ghana has suspended two of its lecturers exposed in the BBC sex-for-grades documentary. Yaw Gyampo, a professor of political science at the University of Ghana, and Paul Butakor, a lecturer at the college of education, were seen soliciting sex from students in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye in October. In a statement issued by the [...]

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    I concluded cancer treatment five years ago, says Soyinka

I concluded cancer treatment five years ago, says Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says he has successfully concluded his cancer treatment. The literary icon was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 when he went for a routine checkup. In an interview with BBC,Soyinka had recounted his journey battling the disease, which was discovered in its early stage. Many had reacted to the reports on the scholar's experience with cancer. But in s statement [...]

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    Police invite UNILAG lecturer in sex-for-grades video

Police invite UNILAG lecturer in sex-for-grades video

The Lagos state police command has invited Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer of European languages at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), over the sex-for-grades video, according to PUNCH. Igbeneghu, a pastor of Foursquare Gospel Church, was recorded by a hidden camera in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye on October 7. He appeared to be sexually harassing an undercover [...]

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    Ghanaian lecturer to sue BBC over sex-for-grade video

Ghanaian lecturer to sue BBC over sex-for-grade video

Yaw Gyampo, a professor of political science at the University of Ghana, has vowed to sue the BBC over its sex-for-mark video documentary. Gyampo was implicated in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye on Monday. The professor described the documentary as an entrapment, insisting that he was never involved in the act. He said the documentary could not establish [...]

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    ‘We’ve found a common ground’ – John Momoh celebrates BBC’s partnership with ChannelsTV

‘We’ve found a common ground’ – John Momoh celebrates BBC’s partnership with ChannelsTV

John Momoh, chairman and CEO of Channels Media Group, says the professional ideals of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), a public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom, inspired his establishment of ChannelsTV. Momoh spoke on Tuesday at an inter-organizational meeting to celebrate the two companies' partnership for 'Gist Nigeria', a co-production between BBC and ChannelsTV, launched in April 2019. According to him, [...]

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    Victor Moses to join Fenerbahce on loan

Victor Moses to join Fenerbahce on loan

Victor Moses, Super Eagles winger, is set to leave Chelsea and join Fenerbahce on loan until the end of the season after completing a medical. Moses, who is expected to sign a six-month loan deal, arrived Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, according to BBC. The 28-year-old has played just 26 minutes in the English Premier League this season, with his only start coming [...]

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    BBC organises governorship debates in four languages

BBC organises governorship debates in four languages

BBC Africa has put together governorship debates in Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba. In a statement, the media organisation said the debate will be conducted in 10 states on different dates. The governorship election is scheduled to hold on March 2,  two weeks after the presidential and national assembly elections. It said its Hausa and Yoruba service will host the first set of [...]

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    NFF bans Eagles coach for one year over ‘cash gift’

NFF bans Eagles coach for one year over ‘cash gift’

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, has been banned from all football-related activities for a year. A source in the ethics and fair play committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told TheCable that Salisu has been found guilty of receiving “cash gift” to field two players at the 2018 CHAN competition in Morocco. Salisu was also promised 15 percent of the players’ [...]

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    BBC Pidgin launches essay writing contest

BBC Pidgin launches essay writing contest

The BBC News Pidgin has launched a new essay writing competition for Pidgin language speakers. The competition which was launched on a Monday is open to students of any tertiary institution in Africa. Entrants for the award are to submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on the theme, “Is Africa’s youth ready for political leadership” In a statement, the BBC [...]

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    NOW OPEN: BBC Hausa women’s writing contest

NOW OPEN: BBC Hausa women’s writing contest

The 2018 edition of the BBC Hausa short story writing competition is now open for entries from all women writing in Hausa, irrespective of their nationality or experience. In a statement to announce the commencement of the 2018 edition, the BBC said entries must be engaging works of fiction on any topic and should be between 1000 to 1500 words. Jimeh Saleh, [...]

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    Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

BY DEMILADE OSOTEKU Following the release of the BBC Africa Documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine: Nigeria Cough Syrup Crisis,’ there has been a loud outcry by the public. Drug and substance abuse is not a new problem in Nigeria; as far back as 1992, academic studies have shown that about 70% of school-aged children in Nigeria abuse drugs. The Nigerian senate reported [...]

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    BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

BBC honours Nigerian police officer who has ‘never collected bribe’

A 2017 survey by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) identified officers of the Nigeria police force as among the most corrupt public officials in the country, mostly due to bribery. But amid that distasteful record, one officer stands out among his peers in the force. Julius Adedeji is said to have never taken a bribe — not because he has never been [...]

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    Usain Bolt to play at Old Trafford in June

Usain Bolt to play at Old Trafford in June

Usain Bolt has finally revealed that he is going to begin his football career at Old Trafford. Bolt will lead the World XI in this summer's soccer aid for Unicef match at Old Trafford. The eight-time Olympic champion will captain a team full of A-list celebrities and football legends against an England team, which has Robbie Williams as the captain. Bolt has been [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Leaving Punch was like amputating a part of my body, says Toyosi Ogunseye

INTERVIEW: Leaving Punch was like amputating a part of my body, says Toyosi Ogunseye

Toyosi Ogunseye is one of the most respected journalists on the continent. In her career which has spanned 14 years, the biochemistry graduate of the University of Lagos has won over 30 awards, including CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards (2011 and 2013), Knight International Journalism Award; Nigerian Academy of Science Journalist of the Year; and the Diamond [...]

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    Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Moses nominated for BBC African footballer of the year

Chelsea FC wingback Victor Moses has been nominated for the 2017 BBC African football player of the year. Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also shortlisted for the award for the fifth consecutive time, while Liverpool Sadio Mane is nominated for the third time. Moses, Guinean Naby Keita and Mohammed Salah of Egypt made the shortlist for the first time. The nominees were [...]

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    Are you a female journalist? This opportunity could be yours

Are you a female journalist? This opportunity could be yours

Daria Media has announced two unique initiatives targeted at "revolutionising" journalism practice in Nigeria. The company, which is promoted by Kadaria Ahmed, former BBC journalist, editor of 234next and host of the Channels TV talk show, Straight Talk and The Core, will be holding a 3-city journalism training for aspiring journalists. The three cities are Kano, where she went to school; Uyo, [...]

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