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LOUD WHISPERS: Twenty Good Books To Read

LOUD WHISPERS: Twenty Good Books To Read

April 23rd is International Book Day. For those who are always ‘too busy’, ‘too tired’, or ‘too distracted’ to read a book from page one to the end, this is a time for you to reflect on what you are missing. To mark International Book Day last year, I wrote about ‘Thirty of my faovurite […]

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

World Book and Copyright Day: The Book, The Missing Girls And The Change Agenda

Today, April 23rd, is designated World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations. On this day, two years ago, Port Harcourt, Nigeria became UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC). The WBCC title is a ‘symbolic nomination to a city in recognition of its efforts in promoting books and reading’. The city holds this title […]

Several Wounded As Police Disperse Anti-El-Zakzaky Protest In Kaduna

Several Wounded As Police Disperse Anti-El-Zakzaky Protest In Kaduna

The police, in Kaduna on Thursday, dispersed hundreds of anti-Zakzaky protesters at the Government House Kaduna, leading to several sustaining minor injuries while trying to run to safety. The youth, who filed out carrying banners and placards, were mistaken for Shi’ites, loyal to Sheikh Zakzaky and his proscribed group, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Few […]

Kano Hosts 110 Female Health Graduates From 5 States

Kano Hosts 110 Female Health Graduates From 5 States

Kano state government has hosted the graduation ceremony of 110 female health workers who graduated from health training institutions in five northern states. The participants were sponsored for the studies through a programme called Women for Health (W4H) which was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) as part of efforts to recruit qualitative […]

Former Minister Of Education,Prof. Babalola Borishade Exit The World

Former Minister Of Education,Prof. Babalola Borishade Exit The World

Prof Babalola Borishade, 71, former Nigerian minister of education is dead. He  died in London on Wednesday after a brief illness. He was initially rushed to Reddington Hospital in Lagos, last week from where he was taken to London. The cause of death was lung and heart –related. Borishade was born in Usi- Ekiti on March […]

Rant Of The Day – The Restaurant Etiquette

Rant Of The Day – The Restaurant Etiquette

Welcome to the rant Column It’s good to understand the basics of something before venturing into it. Mr and Mrs/Miss when you want to go eat in a restaurant, caution your talking. It’s important. You know, I saw someone, somewhere in a restaurant eating and talking, oh! That sight! The sight was irritating, the whole […]

Buhari Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For $6.4 Billion China, World Bank Loans

Buhari Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For $6.4 Billion China, World Bank Loans

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, again sought the approval of the National Assembly for the federal government to secure about $6.4 billion dollar loans from the World Bank and China to fund infrastructural objectives across the country and combat polio outbreak in the North-East. In a letter separately read by Senate President Bukola Saraki and […]

Gambia: YPM Board Vice-Chair Inspires Girls

Gambia: YPM Board Vice-Chair Inspires Girls

Mrs Fatim Badjie, Vice Chairperson Board of Directors Young People in the Media (YPM) has inspired young girls throughout the country at the recently held all girls conference convened by her organization in collaboration with The Girls Generation (TGG). The objective of the All Girls Conference was to bring duty bearers within communities from all […]

Stop Sending Women After Deposits, Oba Of Lagos Tells Banks

Stop Sending Women After Deposits, Oba Of Lagos Tells Banks

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has warned deposit money banks against the practice of sending married women and singles for deposit mobilization. Oba Akiolu sounded the warning at 22nd conference of Banking Institute in Lagos yesterday while delivering his good will message. He said: “to you the bankers,your method and approach in sending […]

Uganda: Further Detention for Uganda Varsity Don Nyanzi

Uganda: Further Detention for Uganda Varsity Don Nyanzi

A court in Kampala has further remanded Uganda’s pioneer Makerere University don Stella Nyanzi until May 10 after hearing of a case in which she is accused of cyber harassment. Dr Nyanzi faces changes over offensive communication for a Facebook post in which she is alleged to have referred to President Yoweri Museveni as a […]

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