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Curdri

Quadri Olanrewaju Olokodana, mononymously spelled and known as Curdri, is a Nigerian blogger who writes articles for GistReporters.com. He is the admin of the blog and serves as its CEO.

In honour of Africa’s first Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, President Bola Tinubu has renamed the National Theatre in Iganmu, Surulere, Lagos. The cultural centre will now be called Wole Soyinka Centre for Culture and the Creative Arts. A National Asset President Tinubu made the announcement in a statement personally signed by him to mark Professor Soyinka’s 90th birthday on July 13, 2024. He called Soyinka “a national treasure and global icon” for his work in literature, human rights and politics. “I join all other admirers around the world to celebrate the 90th birthday of Nigeria’s own and the world’s…

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Nigerian Afrobeats star, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema has arrived in India to perform at the lavish wedding of Anant Ambani, son of Asia’s richest man and Radhika Merchant, daughter of Viren and Shaila Merchant. Rema’s Arrival and Performance Rema, who is famous for his hit song “Calm Down” shared a video on Thursday of himself in all black outfit walking towards a private chartered plane. The video posted on Instagram had the song “Azaman” from his recently released sophomore album “He Is” with an Indian tricolor emoji. Expensive Performances According to Hindustan Times, the Nigerian singer is…

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President of the United State, Joe Biden called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “President Putin” at a NATO event on Thursday. This is just the latest in a string of verbal gaffes and more reason for him to drop out of the presidential race. Highlights: At the NATO event, Biden introduced Zelensky as “President Putin,” the Russian President who has been at war with Ukraine since 2022. Biden quickly recovered and Zelensky laughed and said, “I’m better.” Biden then told Zelensky, “You are a hell of a lot better” and said he was “so focused on beating Putin.” Politics: This is…

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A Ghanaian fashion designer has gone to the great beyond and her funeral is trending on social media. She was buried in a big sewing machine shaped coffin. This is a first. The phenomenon is making waves after a video surfaced on TikTok. The coffin looks like a big weaving machine and has the face of the deceased on it. The caption of the clip suggested that the deceased had recently passed away. Watch below. too. https://www.tiktok.com/@boadusamuel417/video/7386184200799390981

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A new report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that Nigerian public officials got N721 billion in bribes in 2023. The report titled “Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends” was released yesterday and shows the impact of bribery on the economy and governance. Bribery Statistics and Economic Impact The N721 billion received in bribes is 0.35% of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is based on a survey with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The survey showed that the average cash bribe in 2023 was N8,284, up from N5,754 in 2019. But when…

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At 73, Roseline Umar has got Nigerians talking with her weightlifting and boxing moves, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. A video of her workout is going viral. In a BBC interview, Umar said she’s feeling rejuvenated since she started going to the gym. “I have a younger woman’s body,” she said, and warned others about her boxing skills. Umar’s fitness journey started with a goal to lose weight and get rid of joint pain that was affecting her sleep. Her doctor advised her to go to the gym and she aimed to lose at least 10 kilos. For the past…

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The Katsina State Hisbah Board has introduced new rules to maintain public morality. According to Commandant Sheikh Aminu Usman in a statement, the rules include ban on “prostitution”, “gambling” and wearing of certain clothes on tricycle and motorcycle. The board’s move is part of the state government’s efforts to uphold “moral values” especially among the youth. In the statement, Sheikh Aminu Usman said the aim is to restore “discipline” and “decency” in Katsina State. The rules extend to tricycle (Keke Napep) and motorcycle (okada) riders who are now prohibited from using curtains, playing musical devices or carrying multiple passengers of…

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Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple (names withheld) for allegedly selling their 2years old son to fund a trip to Canada. The Police PRO SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident on Thursday in Lagos, said the 28years old man and 22years old woman were caught on Tuesday during the act of selling their baby boy. According to Hundeyin, the Isolo Divisional Police Officer received a call around 2:45pm on Tuesday that the couple had gone to Isolo General Hospital to declare their intention to sell their baby boy.

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Thursday, Ondo State Governor Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa set up transition committees for the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 33 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state. But this has generated controversy as it is against an Ondo High Court order that nullified the creation of the 33 LCDAs during the administration of late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. Mr. Agboola Ajayi, PDP candidate for the November 16 governorship election, has faulted the government’s action, saying it is against the court order. Meanwhile the Supreme Court has given autonomy to local government administration nationwide, saying allocations to states with undemocratically elected…

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has endorsed the Supreme Court’s ruling on local government autonomy in the country. Atiku, who endorsed the ruling on Thursday through X stated that “This is a win for the people of Nigeria.” Upturning the Status Quo The Supreme Court upturned the status quo where local council revenues are consolidated into state government accounts. Flaws of the Old Order Atiku faulted the old order, calling it a product of hasty political compromise. For Local Development He supports the decision, “I agree with the Supreme Court that the Nigerian government is a three-tier structure and among…

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