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Role of UNESCO

At the recent public launch of the ’2013/2014 Education for All Global Monitoring Report in Abuja, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), challenged Nigeria and other African countries to step up their commitment to the development of  ...

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Kaduna APC: Baba-Ahmed returns as chairman

Five days after he resigned,   the chairman of Kaduna state Interim Management Committee of All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has withdrawn his resignation after what he referred to as “appeals from elders.” Speaking at a news briefing yesterday, ...

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Bears on rampage as stock market sheds N36bn

Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday closed in a negative trend as market capitalisation depreciated by N36 billion. The value of equities declined by 0.27% to N13.067 trillion from N13.103 trillion recorded on Wednesday. Similarly, ...

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Bianca succeeds Ojukwu as APGA leader

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain and the Wife of the late Igbo political leader, Iyom Bianca Ojukwu, has emerged as the national leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which was occupied by her late husband, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. ...

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I’m Not Dead – Chizzy Alichi

Chizzy Alichi, a native of Enugu state and a final year student of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Science and Technology(ESUT), Enugu was in the news last week when photos of her lying lifeless on the ground littered the ...

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Shell fined N800bn for Bonga oil spill

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has imposed five billion dollar fine (about N800bn) on Shell Petroleum and Development Company (SPDC) for the 2011 Bonga oil spill incident. The director-general, Mr Peter Idabor, stated this in Abuja, ...

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Ekiti APC drives for 100,000 members

Indication emerged yesterday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is targeting no fewer than 100,000 members in Ekiti state in its ongoing membership registration drive. The state interim chairman, Chief Jide Awe, gave the indication yesterday in his Erinjiyan Ekiti ...

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NSE index dips further by 186.20 basis points

Trading activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange( NSE) sustained declining profile following losses recorded by highly capitalised company. The market capitalisation for the day dropped by N60 billion to N13.103 trillion from N13.163 trillion recorded on Tuesday. ...

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Shut up, NNPC warns Sanusi

The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned the governor of the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi to ‘’shut up and stop heating up the polity’’ The group general manager, public affairs, Dr. Umar farouk, gave ...

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AMMC demolishes Wumba buildings

Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency (AMMC) yesterday demolished illegal shops, car-wash outlets, block industries and shanties in Wumba District in the Phase III of the territory. The demolition was done in collaboration with the Development Control, Abuja Environmental Protection Board and ...

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Maku blasts APC over 2014 budget

Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of trying to disrupt the economic ‘gains’ recorded by the federal government for ordering lawmakers elected on its platform to block the 2014 Appropriation Bill at the ...

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Are Benue lawmakers self-serving?

KULA TERSOO writes on the cat and mouse relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government in Benue  state Since its inception almost two and half years ago, the 7th Benue state House of Assembly has come under series ...

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APC has buried PDP, says Nyako

As the nationwide registration of new members of the All Progressives Congress starts today, Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako, has said that with the coming of the APC, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “has since been buried,”  and called ...

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APC accuses minister of diverting SURE-P

The All Progressives Party (APC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has accused the Minister of the Federal Capital (FCT), Sen. Bala Mohammed, of diverting monies meant for the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) for funding his party’ activities. A statement ...

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Thailand’s tourism industry calls for peace

All is not well in Central Bangkok and the ripple effects are adversely affecting the hospitality industry as hotels occupancy rates continue to fall. From conventions to planned business deals and honeymoon bookings, everything is either getting cancelled or deferred ...

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2015: PDP will miss defectors – Baraje

Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje yesterday said the party cannot fill the vacuum created by members of the splinter group that defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Baraje who is also ...

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The Long Juju of Arochukwu

Arochukwu, sometimes referred to as Arochuku, or Aro-Okigbo, (pronounced Aruchukwu) is the third largest city in Abia state (after Aba and Umuahia) in southeastern Nigeria and homeland of the Igbo subgroup, Aro people. It is composed of 19 villages with ...

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Nine steps to forgiveness

I’ve been teaching forgiveness for more than a decade, and the simple definition of forgiveness that I work with now is that it’s the ability to make peace with the word “no.” The essence of forgiveness is being resilient when ...

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2 Guns

Criminals Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) are questioned by the United States Border Patrol after a meeting with drug lord Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos) in Mexico. Unknown to Stigman, Trench is an undercover DEA agent ...

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Facebook is 10!

Yesterday, February 4, Facebook, the popular online social networking service, clocked 10 years. Here is its history Facebook’s name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to students at some American universities. Facebook was founded on 4 February 2004 ...

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