REGGAE, DANCEHALL KING, DADDY U-ROY DIES AT 78

Legendary pioneer of the dancehall, U Roy is dead. The veteran toaster reportedly died in his native Jamaica on Wednesday night after ailing for sometime. He was 78. Tributes flowed freely on social media Wednesday night as musicians expressed sorrow at the death of a pioneering godfather of Jamaican music. Dancehall superstar Shaggy posted: “Today we lost one of our heros !! A true legend in this game of dance hall/ Reggae if your (sic) a fan of sound system, then your a fan of Stur Gav sound. With such…

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TRUMP SURVIVES 2ND IMPEACHMENT AS SENATE VOTES 57-43 TO ACQUIT HIM

Former U.S. President Donald J Trump for a second time escaped impeachment by the Senate. The Senate voted 57-43 to acquit him on Saturday, with the vote falling short of the two-thirds or 67 needed to impeach him for inciting riots at Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. The Trump’s defense team had rested their case Friday after making less than three hours of arguments in his Senate impeachment trial. House Democrats took up two days, including presentations of harrowing footage of last month’s Capitol riot. The trial then moved…

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BIDEN PICKS NIGERIAN, ENOH EBONG AS HEAD OF UNITED STATES TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. hasappointed Enoh T. Ebong as the Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. The appointment meant a return to USTDA where from 2004 to 2019, Ms. Ebong had served in a variety of roles, most recently as the Agency’s General Counsel, and Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer. As Acting Director, Ms. Ebong leads an agency that partners with the U.S. private sector to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging economies, while supporting U.S. jobs through the export of U.S.…

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GHANA’S J.J. RAWLINGS BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS

Former Ghanaian President, Jerry John Rawlings, was buried with full military honours on Wednesday after a state funeral attended by representatives of world leaders. Rawlings, who died in November aged 73, held power for two decades in Ghana, first as military ruler and later as elected president. He was buried in a coffin draped in Ghana’s national colours of red, yellow, green and black, and an officer’s cap was placed at the head of the closed coffin with a glittering gold-plated sword. Rawlings, a former air force pilot, was given…

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POPULAR AMERICAN VETERAN BROADCASTER, LARRY KING DIES OF COVID-19

Larry King, giant of American broadcasting, has died at the age of 87 in Los Angeles. He died on Saturday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to Ora Media, a production company he co-founded. During his six-decade career, which included 25 years hosting his own CNN programme, King interviewed many famous political leaders, celebrities and sports people. He was treated in hospital for Covid-19 this month, US media say. The talk show host had faced several health problems in recent years, including heart attacks. King rose to fame in the…

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