We are shocked and incredibly saddened to announce the sudden death of Ahmed Janka Nabay. He died unexpectedly in the Kambia District of northwestern Sierra Leone on Monday, April 2, following a sudden stomach illness. His body was transported to Freetown on Monday evening for funeral services on Wednesday, April 4. His death was confirmed by his longtime friend, journalist Wills Glasspiegel, and his bandmates of 8 years, Boshra AlSaadi and Michael Gallope, who have been in touch with his family in Sierra Leone. To those of us who knew and worked with him, Janka was a true force, a man of exceptional charisma and talent, and a shining ray of light, who will be missed dearly by friends all around the world. We remember him above all for his sense of humor, his energy, his astonishing creativity, his smile, and his charm, which touched many of those he met. Ahmed Janka Nabay, also know as the Bubu King, was born on January 5, 1964 in the village of Sedu, in Eastern Sierra Leone. The … [Read more...] about Obituary: Ahmed Janka Nabay (January 5, 1964 – April 2, 2018)
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The Budget Office of the Federation has debunked claims that the 2018 budget has not been passed because some details required for its passage were not submitted. Ben Akabueze, Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation, said in a statement Sunday that media reports suggesting that the FGN 2018 Budget was submitted to the National Assembly without details for some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were inaccurate. The National Assembly recently criticised the MDAs for delaying the passage of the budget due to their Ill-preparedness to attend scheduled meetings and provide relevant information needed by the lawmakers to carry out their job of scrutinising the proposals. However, Mr. Akabueze said that on November 7, 2017 when President Muhammadu Buhari laid before the National Assembly (NASS) the Executive budget proposals for 2018 , it had “all the usual details required by the National Assembly to process the budget.” These details, the statement … [Read more...] about Why passage of Nigeria’s 2018 budget is being delayed – Official
Australian wing, Deng Adel, has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, and has hired an agent. The hiring of representation means the small forward must remain in the draft, and can’t return to the University of Louisville, where he spent three seasons. Adel, 22, announced his decision on Instagram: Adel led all Louisville scorers, over Read More … [Read more...] about April 10, 2018