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November 2, 2017 12:37 PM 79 Million And Counting: Yemi Alade’s ‘Johnny’ Is The Most Viewed Nigerian Music Video On YouTube

Earlier this year, Yemi Alade’s 2014 smash hit Johnny was announced the most watched video by a female African on YouTube with about 72 million views. A few months later, Johnny has surpassed that record to become the most watch Nigerian music video ever on YouTube with to 79 million views- and counting. The title for the most viewed Nigerian music video 56

November 2, 2017 11:03 AM Microsoft enhances paternity leave to six-weeks

NAIROBI, KENYA: Microsoft has announced a five-month paid maternity leave for female employees in its Kenya office, a new arrangement that almost doubles what many local companies offer. In most Kenyan companies, a female employee is entitled to three-month paid maternity leave while male employees do get two-week off to bond with newborn babies 61

November 2, 2017 10:46 AM O'Hanlon becomes Irish marathon champion after Sittuk is stripped of title

Gary O'Hanlon from Dundalk has been declared Irish Marathon champion - three days after thinking he has lost out to Freddy Sittuk in Dublin. Sittuk was stripped of the title after it emerged he did did meet the criteria to qualify under the residency rule. The Kenyan has been declared eligible for the national title by his club Raheny Shamrock AC. But it was later 55

November 2, 2017 8:35 AM NHIF members will no longer choose outpatient hospitals

Kenyans can now get out-patient treatment in any facility from all designated health facilities provided by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) countrywide. NHIF members were previously required to select hospitals that they can easily access for outpatient services. According to the national insurer, the changes allow for portability of services 50

November 2, 2017 7:44 AM Crew from Kenya stranded in Indonesia after ship breaks down

The captain of an all-Kenyan crew vessel MV Queen Bihanga stranded in an Indonesian port is appealing to the Government to assist the team to return home. Speaking on telephone to The Standard , Athman Khamis Mzee alias Rotation said that the crew has been stranded in the foreign nation for one year and nine months without adequate food. The ship developed 47

November 2, 2017 5:49 AM Spurs advance as Alli double rocks Real Madrid

London - Dele Alli fired Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League last 16 as his brace inspired a swaggering 3-1 win over Real Madrid that condemned the troubled holders to their first group-stage defeat in five years. Alli put Tottenham ahead from close range in the first half and the England midfielder doubled their lead with a fine solo effort 35

November 2, 2017 5:46 AM Kabogo to fork out Sh100m for invading prime Westlands plot

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo addressing the media at his residence in Kiambu on August 9, 2017 after losing his seat. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU By SAM KIPLAGAT Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has been slapped with Sh100 million costs for illegally occupying a parcel of land in Nairobi’s Westlands. Further, Justice Elijah Obaga directed Mr Kabogo 39

November 2, 2017 4:38 AM Nasa supporters see Raila as a 'messiah'

In some parts of Nyanza, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. "He's our messiah," nods Gordon Ochieng' sitting in the back row of a church in Nyalenda slum in Kisumu. The city was the epicentre of violent opposition protests against last week's deeply divisive 39

November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 35

November 2, 2017 3:20 AM Alli shines as Tottenham stun champions Real

LONDON - Dele Alli condemned Champions League holders Real Madrid to a horrendous Wembley debut with two goals as Tottenham Hotspur reached the last 16 with a stunning 3-1 victory on Wednesday. The 21-year-old England midfielder, making his first appearance in this year’s competition after serving a three-game ban, scored either side of halftime on a memorable 16