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Queen Elizabeth Addresses Issues Of Funeral Outfit For Late Husband

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Queen Elizabeth Addresses Issues Of Funeral Outfit For Late Husband
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has stepped in to settle a problem over what senior royals should wear to her husband’s funeral, because of concerns about whether Prince Harry and Prince Andrew should wear military uniforms.

Prince Philip died at age 99 last week and his funeral will be held at Windsor Castle on Saturday.

Traditionally at such formal occasions, members of the royal family wear military uniforms, often reflecting honourary titles they hold.

READ ALSO: 10 Things To Know About Prince Philip, The Late Duke of Edinburgh

However, according to British newspapers, there have been debates behind the scenes over what queen Elizabeth’s son Andrew and grandson Harry should wear.

Harry, 36, the Duke of Sussex, quit all his royal duties and lost all his military patronages in January after moving to Los Angeles with his wife Meghan and son Archie, but wanted to wear the dress uniform he wore for his wedding day.

Andrew, 61, the Duke of York, stepped away from official engagements because of his “ill-judged” association with the late disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Papers reported that he wished to attend the funeral in the uniform of the admiral, an honourary rank he was awarded to mark his 60th birthday but he deferred until his return to public life.

Compounding the issue was the fact that the two royals were the only ones to have seen active service, Harry in Afghanistan and Andrew in the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict.

Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on the reports but according to the Daily Mail, the 94-year-old queen had now decided all royals should wear mourning suits to avoid any embarrassment.

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Osinbajo Jets Out to Uganda For Museveni’s Inauguration

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Osinbajo Represents Nigeria At Uganda For Museveni’s Inauguration
Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in Kampala, Uganda, to represent Nigeria at the inauguration of re-elected Ugandan  President, Yoweri Museveni.

The event, which comes up on Wednesday at the Independence Grounds in Kampala, will be Museveni’s sixth inauguration as a democratically-elected leader.

Museveni was declared winner of January 14, 2021, election after defeating National Unity Platform’s candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine.

READ ALSO: Ugandan Govt Bows To Pressure, Frees Omah Lay And Tems

Nigeria and Uganda share cultural, social, and economic similarities.

Both countries enjoy a good diplomatic relationship, including working together as member-states of the Commonwealth, the African Union, and the United Nations, among others.

The two countries have signed Bilateral Agreements on Technical Aid Corps, Trade, and on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

Osinbajo is accompanied on the trip by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, and the Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the President, Amb. Adeyemi Dipeolu.

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Osinbajo Heads To Freetown For Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence

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Osinbajo Heads To Freetown For Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence
Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday depart Abuja for Freetown to represent Nigeria at Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence celebration.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Osinbajo will be joining several other heads of state and government from Africa and beyond who are expected to converge on Freetown, Sierra Leone, for the event.

READ ALSO: Oluremi Tinubu Seeks Passing Of New Bill As 60th Birthday Gift

Historically, both Nigeria and Sierra Leone have shared cordial relations at least right from colonial times.

Both nations are among the 54 countries (19 of which are from Africa) in the Commonwealth of Nations.

The relationship has continued and evidenced in the socio-economic, technical, and security cooperation over the years.

Prof. Osinbajo will be accompanied on the trip by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Amb. Zubairu Dada, among others.

READ ALSO: Oluremi Tinubu Seeks Passing Of New Bill As 60th Birthday Gift

He is expected back in Abuja later on Tuesday.

Sierra Leone achieved independence from the UK on April 27, 1961, and Milton Margai became the country’s first Prime Minister.

Sierra Leone held its first general election as an independent nation on May 27, 1962.

Siaka Stevens was democratically elected Prime Minister in 1967

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Fans Not Happy With Oscar Results Over Chadwick Boseman Loss

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Chadwick Boseman

Fans all over the world have expressed their grievance over late Chadwick Boseman losing the Best Actor Award at the 93rd Oscar ceremony.

NEWSRAND earlier reported the 93RD Oscar award, in which Anthony Hopkins took home the prestigious trophy for the Best Actor, making him the oldest man in history to win the award.

Many disagreed with the decision, as they believed that the Black Panther Lead actor, Chadick Boseman was robbed of the award for his role in the star hit movie ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom‘, and took to Twitter to express their anger.

READ ALSO: Nollywood Movies Produced In Pidgin English Can Now Win Oscars

Because #Oscars refuses to let non-white men win Best Actor, let’s celebrate Chadwick Boseman and Steven Yeun ourselves.

“Chadwick Boseman was an icon, delivering so many incredible performances throughout his career. The #Oscarshave proven once again that they have no idea what they’re doing. Sending love to Chadwick’s family & friends.

We aren’t just upset that Chadwick lost..we’re upset at the fact that the academy used him for views and literally profited off of his death.

Anthony Hopkins reacted to his award, saying he did not expect the win, as he also paid tribute to Chadwick.

“Good Morning, here I am in my homeland in Wales, and at 83 years of age, I did not expect to get this award, I really didn’t and I am very grateful to the academy and thank you.

“I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early, and again thank you all very much, I really did not expect this, so, I feel very privileged and honored, thank you.

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