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The euro debuts

On this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne’s reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the “euro” debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets. Eleven European Union (EU) ...

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Mbanefo reiterates commitment to partner Kano

The Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo has reiterated her commitment to the actualization of partnership with Kano State especially in the area of marketing and promotion of domestic tourism. She made this declaration during ...

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FEPSGA: Sportsmanship to statesmanship

By Unogwu Vincent The introduction of the Federation of Public Service Games FEPSGA as far back as 1980 is a great stride towards attaining statesmanship through sportsmanship. FEPSGA is a quest that persists through time, bringing men and women of ...

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Christmas meals

Looking for a way to spice up your Christmas dinner, step away from the good old dishes and make your table look mouth-wateringly unique? I have searched and found a few recipes (thanks to allnigerianrecipes.com) that are bound to do ...

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New media, youth and security in Africa

Recently, the Pan -African Alliance on Media and Information Literacy (PAMIL), UNESCO and DW Akademie hosted the 2nd Pan African Conference on Media and Information Literacy, MIL, which discussed issues around the media, youth and peace on the continent. ADAM ...

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Biu: The place, the people, their history

By Ben Tomoloju Title:     A History of Biu Author:    Bukar Usman Publisher:    Klamidas Communications Ltd, Abuja Year:     2015 Page:     693 For Dr. Bukar Usman, who retired from the Presidency as a Permanent Secretary in 1999, his new ...

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John Lennon shot

John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, the rock group that transformed popular music in the 1960s, is shot and killed by an obsessed fan in New York City. The 40-year-old artist was entering his luxury Manhattan apartment building ...

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APAAC honours PMB, 4 others

By Ibrahim Ramalan In a bid to further position advertising as a profession and an agent of social change, members of Advertising Practitioners Association, Abuja Chapter (APAAC) has honoured President Muhammadu Buhari for the change agenda of his government, and ...

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Castro declares himself a Marxist-Leninist

Following a year of severely strained relations between the United States and Cuba, Cuban leader Fidel Castro openly declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist. The announcement sealed the bitter Cold War animosity between the two nations. Castro came to power ...

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Book of Chibok meets the public

The Book of Chibok’, a poetry collection documenting the historic abduction of 276 female secondary school students in Chibok around April, 2014, written by Benjamin Obiri, has been unveiled recently at the famous Barcelona Hotel, Abuja. In attendance during the ...

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Ken Saro-Wiwa hanged

Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian playwright and environmental activist, is hanged in Nigeria along with eight other activists from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop). Saro-Wiwa, an outspoken critic of Nigeria’s military regime, was charged by the ...

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Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by calling all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land, with ...

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I gave my all to ANA – Ali

Richard Ali, a Kano-born poet and novelist, is the author of ‘City of Memories’ published in 2013, one of the co-owners of Parresia Publishers Ltd. and the immediate past Publicity Secretary (North) of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). In ...

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Kaduna 2015: Day authors decide

IBRAHIM RAMALAN, who was in Kaduna writes on the recently concluded convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) For writers across the country, Kaduna State, the City of Crocodiles, was the destination where the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) ...

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Garba Shehu is a thousand media men

By Abdulrahman Sade Over a template of periscoping Nigeria’s public relations practitioners and the various media men that have represented politicians and any other high profile principals who desire media representation, Garba Shehu has stuck out like a shining armour. ...

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated

Near the end of a weeklong national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict. The long-awaited memorial ...

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