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Niger governor seeks federal government collaboration in tackling insecurity

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has said that collaboration between the federal and state governments is required to tackle the security challenges facing the state. Bello stated this on Wednesday in Minna, when he received the General Commanding Officer (GOC), 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna. The governor, however, said that security was being beefed up in the state, adding that the GOC’s visit was an indication that the challenges in the state would soon come to an end. “I am glad he (GOC) visited, we discussed the security situation. We briefed each other on the situation. “He has assured us that they will do whatever they can to in no distance time, that we will see responses in addressing the situation,’’ the governor said. Ali, who was in Niger in continuation of tour of formati...

Gorgon City Announces Olympia Tour 2021 Dates

Fresh off the announcement of a new album this summer, beloved UK dance music duo Gorgon City have announced they will be taking Olympia out on a headlining tour. They will be heading across the US with four final stops in the UK for what is set to be some of their biggest shows thus far. Fans can catch them at some of their favorite venues, like The Midway in Chicago, the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, and Albert Hall in Manchester. The tour kicks off on September 19th in Seattle and will conclude on December 17th in London.  Gorgon City’s 2021 “Olympia” headline tour. Gorgon City After over a year of separation, it will be a sight to see the duo’s third studio album—completed from entirely different locations—performed in person. Ol...

SG Lewis Announces Upcoming 2021 North American Headlining Tour

SG Lewis is riding high off his critically acclaimed debut album times. The LP was so good that it even caught the attention of the legendary Elton John, who desperately wants to work with him. The London-based singer-songwriter and producer is now ready to take the album on the road, announcing a run of North American headlining tour dates.   The tour will kick off in Los Angeles on October 15th and will continue on to Oakland and Chicago before its final stop in Brooklyn on December 3rd. No other artists have been announced to join SG Lewis at this time. “It feels super surreal to be announcing any form of shows, let alone headline shows for this year,” SG Lewis said in a press release. “The pandemic has separated me from a country that had become a home ...

Marc Rebillet Announces 2021 North America Tour

Following the success of his drive-in tour last year, Marc Rebillet is preparing to hit the road later this year for an in-person tour. Across his social media pages, the improvisational phenomenon shared the announcement and revealed the locations where he would be taking the stage. Most of the shows are standalone events, but some of his festival dates have been displayed on the list. This includes his future performances at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, III Points Music Festival, and Outside Lands. For those unfamiliar with Rebillet, all of his performances are completely improvised. He does not make use of any sort of setlist and oftentimes there is a lot of fan participation in choosing what to sing about next. Those curious can learn more about his unique career in our in-depth...

Zeds Dead Announce “Deadbeats: The Revival” Tour With 13 Shows

Following the launch of their new record imprint, Altered States, and the release of their Catching Z’s mixtape, bass music heavyweights Zeds Dead have even more exciting news to announce. As the world begins its return to live music events and mass gatherings, Zeds Dead have revealed a new coast-to-coast United States Deadbeats label tour slated for the fall. The “Deadbeats: The Revival” tour is a full-production and full-capacity run with 13 shows slated to begin on September 3rd at New York’s Electric Zoo. From there, over the four months to follow, the tour will hit 12 other cities including Fort Worth, Minneapolis, Seattle, Kapolei, Detroit, and more.  “We can’t even put into words how excited we are to be announcing our FIR...

Group urges service chiefs to fish out criminal elements

Following the activities of armed bandits in the country, group has charged the new service chiefs to address the current Insecurity situation in the North East, particularly Maiduguri, which they noted,was the epicenter of insecurity in the country. By way of appeal the group urge the new security heads adopt a new strategy, hit the ground running by relocating to the theatre of the war against terrorists for at least six months in the first instance and not national tour. In a statement, Wednesday, the experts operating under the aegis of Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Security Experts noted that two months after the current security chiefs assumed office, insecurity was assuming a new dimension. In the statement by its National Coordinator, Prof. Otedola Adekunle and National Secretary,...

Naomi Osaka uncomfortable with tight schedule

Naomi Osaka dislikes long and busy stretches away from the comforts of home and so will plan the European portion of her schedule accordingly in the hope of improving her title hopes at the French Open and Wimbledon. Osaka, competing this week at the Miami Open near where she grew up, said that while she chases success relentlessly she is still trying to shape her playing schedule to give herself the best chance of success. “I’m not really sure what a normal schedule is but I’ve never thought of myself to be the type of player that would play week in and week out,” said Osaka. “I personally get homesick quite often and it makes me kind of sad sometimes.” Japan’s four-time Grand Slam champion collected her second U.S. Open title last September and followed that up with a second triumph at t...

Subtronics Announces Nationwide Drive-In and Pod Tour [Exclusive]

Subtronics has announced that he will be embarking on the nationwide Monster Energy Outbreak Tour next month. Fans all over the United States will have a chance to see the Cyclops Recordings founder take the stage during the expansive tour, which comprises 19 shows in 11 different cities. Considering many states do not yet allow full-capacity in-person shows due to health concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, each leg of the tour will consist of drive-in or socially-distanced pod events. At the time of this article’s publication, the supporting acts have not yet been revealed. Subtronics will be headlining 19 shows in 11 cities for the 2021 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, following in the footsteps of tour alumni Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore, amon...

Big Gigantic Announces Socially Distanced 2021 Mini-Tour

Big Gigantic, the famed electro-funk duo and mayors of Rowdytown, have announced a socially distanced 2021 mini-tour. The tour will kick off on May 5th in Orlando, Florida and stop in Miami before heading north through Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. In an Instagram post announcing the shows, Big G noted that they will consist of a mix of drive-in raves and socially distanced pod shows, and they are “taking all measures for health & safety” into account. “You guys, we missed you so, so much and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to come see you all and play some music for you!!” they wrote. Later on in 2021, the duo will be headlining twin “Rowdytown” shows at the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre in their home of Colorado. Joining t...

Sheikh Gumi: GSC Kagara victims to be released in days

Staff and students kidnapped from GSC Kagara early Wednesday are expected to be released in days, according to a source on the delegation of Kaduna-based cleric Sheikh Ahmed Gumi. Gumi has been on a tour to visit bandit leader Dogo Gide and other top commanders at Dutsen Magaji forest for talks. The source said Niger government, which initially ruled out payment of any ransom to secure freedom of the kidnappees, would enter a dialogue and had sent a strong delegation. Passengers abducted earlier and the students are in good state, the source said. During the visit, Gumi was shown an entire community said to have been razed in a military bombardment and corpses dumped in wells. Gumi and his entourage are back in Minna, after travelling more than seven hours from Dutsen Magaji. Earlier, anot...