South African Writer Lidudu Malingani, Wins the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing.

Dayo Fasasi,   The Caine Prize, is described as Africa’s leading literary award, for African writers. Lindudu Malingani’s short story entitled ‘Memories We Lost’ published incredible Journey: Stories That Move You in 2015, won him the prize, our correspondent learnt. Lidudu Malingani, a writer, filmmaker and photographer from Zikhovane, Eastern South Africa has published short stories, non-fiction and criticism in various publications. The Chairman of Judges, Delia Jarrett-Macauley,  announced Lidudu Malingani, as the winner of the £10,000 prize at a dinner held in London. Delia, lauded ,Lidudu Malingani,s work, stating “The winning story explores a difficult subject – how traditional beliefs in a … Continue reading South African Writer Lidudu Malingani, Wins the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing.

African Music Legend , King Sunny Ade At It Again

By: Temitope Omotayo   African music  legend, Otunba Sunday Ishola Adeniyi Adegeye popularly known as ‘KSA’ has established a radio broadcasting station in his hometown Ondo .The station is known as M & C 106.5 FM.(Music & Culture) . KSA applied for the license in 2006 under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration , the station has   a management team that includes numerous  media practitioners with  one of Nigeria’s foremost journalists as the media manager and a top broadcast engineer with himself as chairman Congratulations to the KSA  on this great accomplishment   Continue reading African Music Legend , King Sunny Ade At It Again

Ooni of Ife To Be Honored At The White House

By; Dayo Fasasi, The Ooni of Ife in South West Nigeria, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II is in United State on a three week visit, the highly respected monarch accompanied by his wife Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi   and other notable traditional rulers arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport New York on Thursday. The foremost traditional ruler will be receiving “Peace Ambassador” Award which will be conferred on him by the White House faith based Initiative. Oba (Dr.) Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, will visit selected cities within the United States during the three week visit which ends on June 30, 2016. His tour … Continue reading Ooni of Ife To Be Honored At The White House

Undocumented Immigrants Get ID Card in Detroit

By: Wazobia Staff There  seems to be  reprieve for undocumented  immigrants in Detroit. The  City Council  has  signed off on creating a municipal ID card program for those who may be reluctant or ineligible to apply for a state identification but want access to services. According to The Detroit News, cards will provide the homeless, senior citizens, immigrants and others with additional means to access city programs, services and activities and provide identification to law enforcement. The cards won’t provide benefits over a state ID, but the requirements tied to obtaining one would be easier for some. A municipal ID … Continue reading Undocumented Immigrants Get ID Card in Detroit

CAMEROON TO OPEN UP AGRICULTURAL AND TOURIST SITES

Dayo Fasasi, The Cameroonian Prime Minister Philemon Yang, has ordered urgent launch of the program to open up large agricultural and livestock production areas and tourist sites in the country. Yang, disclosed this at the end of the session of the National Road Council over the week in Yaounde.  He ordered the Minister of Public Works Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, to immediately open all activities. In a statement released from the office of the Prime Minister, all agricultural and tourist attraction site should be opened. According to Cameroon.org – traders said that the dilapidated state of rural roads is the main … Continue reading CAMEROON TO OPEN UP AGRICULTURAL AND TOURIST SITES

GOVERNOR SNYDER PROCLAIMS JUNE AS IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH;

GOVERNOR SNYDER PROCLAIMS JUNE AS IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH; CELEBRATING  IMMIGRANTS’ CONTRIBUTION TO STATE’S ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL VITALITY   Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder today proclaimed June as Immigrant Heritage Month to recognize generations of immigrants in Michigan for their economic, social and cultural contributions, and to emphasize that as a welcoming state, we embrace people from around the globe who want to make Michigan their home to work, start new businesses, gain new skills, and contribute to our economy. “Attracting and retaining immigrants with diverse talents and ideas is a key driver of economic growth,” said Snyder. “Michigan continues to welcome … Continue reading GOVERNOR SNYDER PROCLAIMS JUNE AS IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH;

WMU Cooley to offer first-year law classes in Kalamazoo this fall

By; Cheryl Roland KALAMAZOO, Mich.—WMU Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University announced yesterday that the law school will offer 15 credits of first-year instruction to incoming law students on WMU’s Kalamazoo campus beginning this September. “This new program will enable entering law students to take nine credits in the fall term and six more credits in the winter term at Kalamazoo,” says WMU Cooley Law School President and Dean Don LeDuc. “After earning 15 credits in the fundamental subjects of torts, contracts, criminal law, and completing the Introduction to Law program, students may pursue the balance of their legal … Continue reading WMU Cooley to offer first-year law classes in Kalamazoo this fall

Kirikiri Inmates bag Bachelor’s Degree in Prison, Currently Pursue Master’s Degree

Dayo Fasasi, Education is everyone right and indeed universal. The Nigerian government has shown us the how true this is, as prisoners in some of their prisons have bagged Degrees,  while  serving their jail term. Mr. Ajogbor, an inmate at the Ikoyi prisons was on Wednesday presented with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Theology, after successfully completing his studies at the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN. Ajogbor  and  10, 000 other  inmates were  awarded the degrees from the NOUN, at the 2016 convocation of the institution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ajogbor was presented … Continue reading Kirikiri Inmates bag Bachelor’s Degree in Prison, Currently Pursue Master’s Degree

Congressional Candidates Meet African Community in New York

By; Sami Disu 13th District Congressional Candidates Meet Africans to Discuss African Agenda Bronx – The 13th Congressional District African Townhall has been organized by a host of African community groups and representatives as an opportunity for New York’s 13th District congressional candidates to present their platform agenda to members of New York’s vibrant and growing African immigrant community. Following decades of political and economic marginalization, African immigrant groups and their allies are organizing to ensure that candidates for political office acknowledge the African immigrant community’s distinct needs in New York State. What: 13th District Congressional Townhall – #AfricanVoicesMatter When: June … Continue reading Congressional Candidates Meet African Community in New York

Ooni To Reach Out To American Firms In His Bid To Boost Cocoa Production

By: Dayo Fasasi In his bid to aid the Agricultural development of the country, the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II  gave out one million cocoa nurseries to young Nigerians. Unhappy over the neglect of the cocoa farming  business, which was once a major foreign earning for the Nigerian economy  the Ooni Adeyeye, has  decided to change the trend. According to the media aide to the Ooni,, Yera Moses, Oba Adeyeye, chose the cocoa, which now sells for about $3,000 dollars per tone  as a perfect  alternative to the dwindling crude oil now selling below $40 … Continue reading Ooni To Reach Out To American Firms In His Bid To Boost Cocoa Production