Wednesday 26 May 2021

Mali's Coup Leader Assimi Goïta Seizes Power Again

Assimi Goïta, who now serves as vice-president, said he was not consulted about a cabinet reshuffle

Mali's president and prime minister have been ousted by the officer who led last year's coup and became vice-president of an interim government.

Col Assimi Goïta says President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane failed in their duties and were seeking to sabotage the country's transition.

They were arrested hours after a government reshuffle which saw two senior army officers replaced.

Lizzy Anjorin Curses Toyin Abraham, Her Son & Husband. Toyin Reacts (Video)

 Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham says she has only met fellow actress Lizzy Anjorin twice in her life, Igbere TV reports.

The 38-year old stated this during an Instagram Live session with actress Iyabo Ojo on Tuesday.

Toyin and Lizzy have been at daggers drawn since 2019 when a blog reported that the latter was held and searched for drug peddling during her hajj trip to Saudi Arabia.

Lizzy Anjorin subsequently accused Toyin Abraham of leaking the story to blogs.

UK Company's 'Yoruba' Trademark Sparks Outcry

 Nigerians on Twitter have criticized a British clothing retailer for trademarking the word “Yoruba”. grin

Timbuktu Global, which is based in northwest England, filed papers to trademark “Yoruba” with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office in 2015.

But this only came to light when on Sunday, Gbemisola Isimi, the owner of a cultural organization in London, said she was challenged by the company after trying to trademark the phrase “Yoruba Stars”.

That’s the name of the programme she runs to teach parents, children, and toddlers the Yoruba language.