Anthony Azekwoh sums up Nigeria’s biggest problems in new art series ‘Animal Talk’

Versatile and forward-thinking artist, Anthony Azekwoh is on a mission to push the artistic boundaries with his new project called “Animal Talk”. Known for his ability to bring his characters to life, this purist chooses to title his latest project “Animal Talk” as a representation of the ills of the society. Inspired by the late… Read More Anthony Azekwoh sums up Nigeria’s biggest problems in new art series ‘Animal Talk’

Three dead, eight injured following shooting at two schools in southeastern Brazil

Three people were killed and at least eight injured on Friday when a shooter opened fire at two schools in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, local police said. The attacks happened around 10 a.m. local time (1300 GMT) in the small town of Aracruz, located some 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of state capital… Read More Three dead, eight injured following shooting at two schools in southeastern Brazil

Prof. Ahmed Yerima, Ego Boyo, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Shaibu Husseini crown 2022 Beeta Playwright Competition winner

It was a day filled with euphoria and many smiling faces, waiting in anticipation of who would come out triumphant at the grand finale of Beeta Playwright Competition on November 18, 2022. Despite 794 entries across Nigeria and in the diaspora — including UK, USA and Canada, just 10 people made it to the finale… Read More Prof. Ahmed Yerima, Ego Boyo, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Shaibu Husseini crown 2022 Beeta Playwright Competition winner

Three dead, two injured following shooting at University of Virginia campus

A shooting on the campus of the University of Virginia late Sunday left three people dead and two wounded, university police said in a tweet, adding that the suspect was still at large and “armed and dangerous”. The university police identified a student, Christopher Darnell Jones as the suspect, and said multiple agencies were engaged… Read More Three dead, two injured following shooting at University of Virginia campus

Florida school mass shooter Nikolas Cruz sentenced to life imprisonment

Nikolas Cruz, who murdered 17 students and staff with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school, was formally sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after listening to hours of anguished testimony from survivors and victims’ relatives. A jury voted last month to spare Cruz, 24, the death penalty, instead choosing life in prison… Read More Florida school mass shooter Nikolas Cruz sentenced to life imprisonment

At least eleven dead, six in critical condition following fire incident at school for blind in central Uganda

At least eleven students died and six others were in critical condition after a fire in a school for the blind in central Uganda, police said on Tuesday. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. at the Salaama School for the Blind in Mukono, about 30 km east of the capital Kampala, and the cause… Read More At least eleven dead, six in critical condition following fire incident at school for blind in central Uganda

Thirty-four people killed as former policeman goes on knife and gun rampage at day care centre in northeast Thailand

A former policeman killed 34 people, including 23 children, during a knife and gun rampage at a daycare centre in northeast Thailand on Thursday, police said, before later shooting dead his wife and child at home and turning his weapon on himself. In one of the world’s worst child death tolls in a massacre by… Read More Thirty-four people killed as former policeman goes on knife and gun rampage at day care centre in northeast Thailand

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari decries rate of sexual harassment in country’s universities

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday sexual harassment had reached alarming levels at the country’s universities, with “sex for grades” also part of corrupt practices that are being investigated by authorities. In 2019, the BBC used an undercover reporter to expose sexual harassment at two universities in Nigeria and Ghana, which sparked debate on… Read More Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari decries rate of sexual harassment in country’s universities