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Plateau begins trial of 300 suspected looters

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The Plateau State Government on Wednesday begun the prosecution of over 300 suspected looters and arsonists in the state.
They were accused of looting, criminal trespass and inciting public disturbance, among other charges.
The suspects, who had been in military and police detention after they were arrested in different parts of Jos and the Bukuru metropolis between Saturday and Sunday, were moved to the Bassa Local Government Area on Wednesday for arraignment.

The defendants were arraigned one after the other at Jebbu Bassa Area Court before several judges including Justices N S Dashe, Adar Roseline Baraje, and L B Longs as well as Lawal Sulaiman, among others.

In all the cases brought before the judges, the prosecutors from the state Ministry of Justice told the court that the accused persons committed the offences against the state and should be prosecuted according to the law.
The defence counsels, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy for the accused persons, particularly as they were first offenders.
The defence counsels also pleaded for short sentencing with an option of fine after their clients pleaded guilty to the offences.

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Buhari Urges Nigerian Energy Consumers to Consider Gas as Alternative to Petroleum Products

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The president of nigeria, muhammadu buhari has urged nigerian energy consumers to shift their attention from petroleum products to gas, which he described as cheaper, cleaner and more accessible.

 

President buhari made the call, during a virtually held event at the state house, tuesday, to unveil a national gas expansion programme and national auto-gas roll-out initiative.

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He noted that the recent deregulation of the downstream sector had exposed many to price instabilities in the global market.

 

According to him, with the heavy gas reserves of about 203 trillion cubic feet and additional upside of 600 tcf, nigerians should embrace the use of gas as an alternative, to petrol.

 

The president also applauded nigerians and the organized labour for restraint, understanding and patience as the country tackles numerous economic challenges.

 

He further assured nigerians that the federal government is working hard to better the situation.

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Burna Boy: Twice as Tall Nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

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Burna Boy: Twice as Tall Nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigeria Star Burna Boy  Twice as Tall Album has been nominated for the 2021 Grammy Awards

The Best Global Music Album Category is for albums that contain at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Global Music recordings.

Below are Burna Boy category:

54. Best Global Music Album

FU CHRONICLES

Antibalas

TWICE AS TALL

Burna Boy

 

AGORA

Bebel Gilberto

 

LOVE LETTERS

Anoushka Shankar

 

AMADJAR

Tinariwen

When are they going to give out the award ?

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will happen on Sunday, Jan. 31, and over 80 categories have nominees listed in the award.

 Trevor Noah, from “The Daily Show,” is said to host the event, it has not been confirmed  was to the artists that will perform at the award.

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Other Nominees:

1. Record Of The Year

BLACK PARADE

Beyoncé

Beyoncé & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

COLORS

Black Pumas

Adrian Quesada, producer; Adrian Quesada, engineer/mixer; JJ Golden, mastering engineer

ROCKSTAR

DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

SethinTheKitchen, producer; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, Chris Dennis & Liz Robson, engineers/mixers; Susan Tabor, mastering engineer

SAY SO

Doja Cat

Tyson Trax, producer; Clint Gibbs, engineer/mixer; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

EVERYTHING I WANTED

Billie Eilish

Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer

DON’T START NOW

Dua Lipa

Caroline Ailin & Ian Kirkpatrick, producers; Josh Gudwin, Drew Jurecka & Ian Kirkpatrick, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

CIRCLES

Post Malone

Louis Bell, Frank Dukes & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

SAVAGE

Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Beyoncé & J. White Did It, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

2. Album Of The Year

CHILOMBO

Jhené Aiko

Fisticuffs & Julian-Quán Việt Lê, producers; Fisticuffs, Julian-Quán Việt Lê, Zeke Mishanec, Christian Plata & Gregg Rominiecki, engineers/mixers; Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, Julian-Quán Việt Lê, Maclean Robinson & Brian Keith Warfield, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

BLACK PUMAS (DELUXE EDITION)

Black Pumas

Jon Kaplan & Adrian Quesada, producers; Adrian Quesada, Jacob Sciba, Stuart Sikes & Erik Wofford, engineers/mixers; Eric Burton & Adrian Quesada, songwriters; JJ Golden, mastering engineer

EVERYDAY LIFE

Coldplay

Daniel Green, Bill Rahko & Rik Simpson, producers; Mark “Spike” Stent, engineer/mixer; Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer

DJESSE VOL.3

Jacob Collier

Jacob Collier, producer; Ben Bloomberg & Jacob Collier, engineers/mixers; Jacob Collier, songwriter; Chris Allgood & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers

WOMEN IN MUSIC PT. III

HAIM

Rostam Batmanglij, Danielle Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; Rostam Batmanglij, Jasmine Chen, John DeBold, Matt DiMona, Tom Elmhirst, Joey Messina-Doerning & Ariel Rechtshaid, engineers/mixers; Rostam Batmanglij, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer

FUTURE NOSTALGIA

Dua Lipa

Koz, producer; Josh Gudwin & Cameron Gower Poole, engineers/mixers; Clarence Coffee Jr. & Dua Lipa, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

HOLLYWOOD’S BLEEDING

Post Malone

Louis Bell & Frank Dukes, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

FOLKLORE

Taylor Swift

Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, producers; Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jonathan Low & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

3. Song Of The Year

BLACK PARADE

Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

THE BOX

Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

CARDIGAN

Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

CIRCLES

Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

DON’T START NOW

Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

EVERYTHING I WANTED

Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

I CAN’T BREATHE

Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

IF THE WORLD WAS ENDING

Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

4. Best New Artist

INGRID ANDRESS

PHOEBE BRIDGERS

CHIKA

NOAH CYRUS

D SMOKE

DOJA CAT

KAYTRANADA

MEGAN THEE STALLION

POP

5. Best Pop Solo Performance

For new vocal or instrumental pop recordings. Singles or Tracks only.

YUMMY

Justin Bieber

SAY SO

Doja Cat

EVERYTHING I WANTED

Billie Eilish

DON’T START NOW

Dua Lipa

WATERMELON SUGAR

Harry Styles

CARDIGAN

Taylor Swift

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

UN DIA (ONE DAY)

J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy

INTENTIONS

Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo

DYNAMITE

BTS

RAIN ON ME

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande

EXILE

Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver

7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

BLUE UMBRELLA

(Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian

TRUE LOVE: A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER

Harry Connick, Jr.

AMERICAN STANDARD

James Taylor

UNFOLLOW THE RULES

Rufus Wainwright

JUDY

Renée Zellweger

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new pop vocal recordings.

CHANGES

Justin Bieber

CHROMATICA

Lady Gaga

FUTURE NOSTALGIA

Dua Lipa

FINE LINE

Harry Styles

FOLKLORE

Taylor Swift

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

9. Best Dance Recording

ON MY MIND

Diplo & SIDEPIECE

Diplo & SIDEPIECE, producers; Luca Pretolesi, mixer

MY HIGH

Disclosure Featuring Aminé & Slowthai

Guy Lawrence & Howard Lawrence, producers; Guy Lawrence, mixer

THE DIFFERENCE

Flume Featuring Toro y Moi

Flume, producer; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer

BOTH OF US

Jayda G

Fred Again.. & Jayda G, producers; Fred Again.. & Jayda G, mixers

10%

Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis

Kaytranada, producer; Neal H. Pogue, mixer

10. Best Dance/Electronic Album

KICK I

Arca

PLANET’S MAD

Baauer

ENERGY

Disclosure

BUBBA

Kaytranada

GOOD FAITH

Madeon

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

AXIOM

Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

CHRONOLOGY OF A DREAM: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD

Jon Batiste

TAKE THE STAIRS

Black Violin

AMERICANA

Grégoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell

LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Snarky Puppy

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LAGOS STATE Govt threatened to shut African Shrine over MPL

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Superstar Singer, SEUN KUTI, the son of legendary FELA, has said the government threatened to shut african shrine if he goes ahead with the launch of his “POLITICAL RESISTANCE” which he called THE MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE.

IN A POST ON HIS INSTAGRAM PAGE (BIGBIRDKUTI) DUPLICATED ON HIS TWITTER HANDLE (@REALSEUNKUTI) SEUN REVEALED THAT “THE GOVERNMENT” MADE THE THREAT IN A CALL TO HIS ELDER SISTER.

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In a letter sent to seun by the lagos state government and the police force stated that the meeting seun was planning “is not welcome at this perilous time.” as any infraction that may emerge from this gathering will be tag (sic) that is a deliberate action to sabotage the transition and restoration of the peace in LAGOS STATE.

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