The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City to the list of removed heritage sites and third to be delisted since the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman, in 2007 and Elbe Valley in Dresden, Germany in 2009. The move follows concerns raised in 2012 about the proposed development of disused dockland near the city centre, which a UNESCO committee decided were “detrimental to the site’s authenticity and integrity”.
Highlife King of Africa and Nigerian guitarist Oliver Sunday Akanite popularly known as King (Dr.) Chief Oliver De Coque who died at the age of 61 in 2008 has been honoured posthumously by Google when the company dedicated a doodle on him for his 74th birthday. The illustration for the doodle was made by Ohab Tochukwu Bernard Johnbosco (Ohab TBJ) who expressed his delight as a dream come true.
President MuhammaduBuhari arrives Kebbi state to witness the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF). Top officials of the state led by governor AbubakarAtikuBaguduwere prompt at the airport to receive President Buharion his arrival. Mr President is, however, expected to only partake in the agriculture fair of the programme, an integral part of the annual four-day festival and thereafter depart the state.
The government of Mexico in a display of good faith has brought back an ancient Ile-Ife bronze sculpture to Nigeria following its seizure by customs officials at the Mexico City International airport. The sculpture is believed to date back to the 6th Century from the south-western region of Nigeria. The above information was revealed in a press statement obtained on Mexico’s website on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Former presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Samuel Nda-Isaiah have died on Friday after a brief illness at the age of 58. The pharmacist who made his mark as a "newspaper mogul" with the establishment of the Flagship newspaper and LEADERSHIP was announced dead by his family.