Nigerian court remands dozens in prison after raid on alleged gay wedding | CBC News

More than 60 people are in jail in Nigeria in connection with an alleged gay wedding last week, which is illegal in the country, the police and their lawyer said on Monday. The court granted a remand request from the police following a hearing on Monday in the southern city of Warri in Delta state, … Read more

Nigerian police raid gay wedding, arrest 67 people

Nigerian police raided a gay wedding, which is illegal in the country, in the southern city of Warri in Delta state, and arrested 67 people, authorities said in a statement, following a tipoff from a person who knew of the event. The tipoff about the ceremony came during police interrogation on Aug. 27 of a … Read more

Music towns: Jos & other unsung Nigerian cities that made top musicians

Is Lagos truly the only city that has nurtured most of the country’s musical legends? Legit.ng makes a rundown of other cities that have gone unnoticed despite being responsible for incredible talents like 2baba, Burna Boy, Psquare, and more Lagos is widely perceived as the hub that incubated most of the country’s groundbreaking musical talents. … Read more

“Currency custodian”: Video as Kanayo shares old Nigerian & Biafran currencies

Nollywood veteran Kanayo O Kanayo took the mantle as a culture custodian to remind Nigerians of the series of old currencies used in the country The video shared by the ace movie star showed varieties of Nigerian currencies used before and after the Biafran war The trending clip left netizens pointing out to which of … Read more

Real Warri Pikin: A look into Anita Asuoha’s dominance in the Nigerian comedy

Real Warri Pikin’s determination and talent propelled her to the forefront of Nigerian comedy and entertainment Today, Legit.ng sheds light on the hurdles she overcame to become a voice in the male-dominated industry Two months ago, Anita Asuoha popularly known as Real Warri Pikin buzzed the media with her dream wedding to her heartthrob, Ikechukwu … Read more

26 Nigerian security forces killed, eight injured in ambush: Report

At least 26 members of the Nigerian security forces were killed and eight wounded in an ambush by gunmen in central Nigeria late Sunday, two military sources told AFP. An air force spokesman said a helicopter rescuing the wounded crashed on Monday morning in the area.(AFP/Representative) An air force spokesman said a helicopter rescuing the … Read more

Can a bra detect breast cancer? This Nigerian entrepreneur thinks so

It was a school competition to build a radio that set Kemisola Bolarinwa on her path to becoming the inventor of a bra that can detect cancer. “My physics teacher brought the idea of coming up with a radio transmitter and a receiver. I started working on it with one of my classmates,” she says. … Read more

Burna Boy’s mum, & 9 other female talent managers driving Nigerian music forward

The role of women in the society is impossible to sum up as a whole due to its vastness and myriad effects. The same goes for the Nigerian music industry, as it would interest you to know that most of the country’s music icons have been managed or are being managed by female executives The … Read more

4 Nigerian men survive 2 weeks at sea on the rudder of cargo ship | CBC News

On their tenth day at sea, the four Nigerian stowaways crossing the Atlantic in a tiny space above the rudder of a cargo ship ran out of food and drink. They survived another four days, according to their account, by drinking the sea water crashing just meters below them, before being rescued by Brazilian federal … Read more

4 Nigerian Migrants Survive 14 Days On Ship’s Rudder, Rescued In Brazil

“It was a terrible experience for me,” said 38-year-old Thankgod Opemipo Matthew Yeye. Sao Paulo: On their tenth day at sea, the four Nigerian stowaways crossing the Atlantic in a tiny space above the rudder of a cargo ship ran out of food and drink. They survived another four days, according to their account, by … Read more

4 Nigerian Migrants Survive 14 Days On Ship’s Rudder, Rescued In Brazil

“It was a terrible experience for me,” said 38-year-old Thankgod Opemipo Matthew Yeye. Sao Paulo: On their tenth day at sea, the four Nigerian stowaways crossing the Atlantic in a tiny space above the rudder of a cargo ship ran out of food and drink. They survived another four days, according to their account, by … Read more