Niger Delta Avengers, Omotola Jalade: Your Thursday briefing

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Good morning, Here are yesterday’s top stories, and a look ahead – Click on any title to read the complete story.

Family of boy in 'racist' H&M hoodie forced to move out
H&M U.K. advertisement screenshot. Photo: Premium Times

In an article published by Mail Online on Monday, the Kenyan parents of the young boy at the centre of the row expressed their fears over the saga and how it will affect their son.

Terry Mango and her partner Frank Odhiambo are reported to have also given an interview to ITV where they spoke about the global outrage that has greeted the story.

H&M stores in South Africa trashed over ‘racist’ hoodie.


Niger Delta Militants3

The group claimed responsibility for most attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta in 2016, which cut Nigeria’s crude production from a peak of 2.2 million barrels per day to near 1 million barrels per day. That was the lowest level seen in Africa’s top oil producer in at least 30 years.

“This round of attacks will be the most deadly and will be targeting the deep sea operations of the multinationals,” it said in a statement on its website.


Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde to celebrate 40th birthday with five-day event
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. Photo: Premium Times

To celebrate her new age, the award-winning actress has said that she will stage a five-day event.

The event will kick off from February 7 to 11.

According to the actress who made her acting debut in 1995 at age 17 in Venom of Justice, the week-long event will begin with a widows and orphan birthday outreach.

This, she says, will be followed by a couple’s retreat, a renaissance trip to trace the beginning of slavery and a symposium with the theme “Mental Slavery and The Emancipation Of The Black Race.


They said the detained leaders can be compared to Nigeria’s late leaders who fought for independence including Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo.

The secessionist leaders were taken into custody by the Nigerian Defence Intelligence Agency after they crossed the border into Nigeria for a meeting on January 5.

The Anglophone Cameroonians, led by their president, Julius Tabe, declared the secession of Federal Republic of Ambazonia from Cameroon in October 2017.


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