Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has died 

Aretha Franklin sings at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2009.

American soul singer, Aretha Franklin has passed away at the age of 76.

The Queen of Soul, who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, passed away at her home in Detroit. Her death comes two days after it was announced that she was in hospice care.

Franklin whose musical career spanned over 50 years won a total of 18 Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.

Tributes have poured in for Franklin across social media from world powers and music enthusiasts all whom have been touched by her soul-lifting music.

FG paid huge ransom for Dapchi girls’ release – UN Report

A United Nations report has said that the Federal Government of Nigeria paid a huge ransom to terrorist sect, Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018.

This is contrary to FG’s claims that the girls were released in exchange for detained Boko Haram commanders.

According to the 22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, pursuant to resolution 2368 (2017) concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated individuals and entities, ransom from abductions, donations from charity groups and the cash economy were fueling the bloody activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region.

 

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