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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Beyonce earns $320k per minute for Dubai Performance

After more than four years of absence from the stage, Beyonce performed her first live show alongside her daughter Blue Ivy. 

The Grammy-winning star gave a nearly 75-minute performance, Saturday, during the launch of Dubai’s newest luxury hotel The Atlantis Royal.

Nairametrics gathered that the superstar earned $320 for every minute she was on stage, totalling $24 million according to Marca. 

A luxury event: Video footage of the show flooded the internet on Sunday despite a strict no-phones policy at the exclusive event. 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Labour Party National Chairman Drags Arise Television to Court for Defamation

...Seek One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira damages

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Com. Julius Abure has dragged Arise Television to court for slanderous comments made against him on air.

In Suit No: B/35/2023 filed before High Court of Edo State by his counsel President Aigbokhan, Esq on 18th January, 2023, made available to the press, the chairman stated that he has been defamed more than twice by the television station.

The chairman stated that his attention was drawn to the television’s Morning Show interview granted to the former National Publicity Secretary of Labour Party Mr. Arabambi who has been sacked from the party. The claim of the chairman shows that the Television station broadcasted defamatory statement against him on 11th day of December 2022 through the interview of the party former publicity secretary without cross checking the facts with the party or inviting the party representative for such an interview.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Swiss court hears Liberia war crimes appeal

A Liberian man convicted of 22 counts of war crimes - including rape, murder and an act of cannibalism - is seeking to overturn the judgement in Switzerland on Wednesday (January 11).

Alieu Kosiah was a rebel commander fighting against former President Charles Taylor's army in the 1990s.

In 2021 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Switzerland's first-ever war crimes trial.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Bus crash kills dozens in Senegal

Thirty-eight people have died and around 80 been wounded in central Senegal after two buses collided in the early hours of Sunday (January 8) morning, local officials and President Macky Sall have said in statements.

The crash is one of the deadliest in the West African country's recent memory.

It took place near the town of Kaffrine about 137 miles southeast of the capital Dakar.

Sall said on Twitter that he was "profoundly saddened" by the accident.

He announced three days of mourning, starting on Monday (January 9).

According to the area's local prosecutor the accident occurred after a tire burst on one of the passenger buses, sending it into the path of another coming in the opposite direction.

Road accidents are common in Senegal where large trucks and buses, often decades old and overburdened, hurtle down two-lane highways pitted and rutted by overuse.