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Longest Marathon Read Aloud: GTBank’s ‘You Read Initiative’ backs Nigerian to break Guinness World Record

As part of her initiative to rekindle interest in reading, ‘You Read Initiative,’ one of the CSR programmes of GTBank launched in 2017 has given support to a 40-year old Nigerian, Olubayode Treasures Olawunmi who is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Read Aloud from …

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Ogonis give stiff conditions for oil exploration to resume; …Demand resettlement of Ogoni refugees, rebuilding of destroyed property, relocation of HYPREP headquarters to Ogoni land, apology from Shell

David Amusa, Port Harcourt The Ogoni General Assembly, comprising all the communities in Ogoni land, has given strict conditions for the resumption of oil exploration in Ogoni land. The assembly, which was convoked by the Ken Sarowiwa Associates (KSWA), held at Suanu Nwika Finimale hall, Bori, headquarters of Khana local …

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Dapchi School attack is getting every attention it deserves – President Buhari; Asks Transparency International to focus on facts, not fiction

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the families of students reportedly abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, that no effort will be spared to bring succour to them. A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), reports the President as saying …

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4 Nigerian journalists win ICFJ/UN prizes for outstanding reports

By Prudence Arobani Four Nigerian journalists have been awarded prizes of 1,750 dollars by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the United Nations Foundation for their outstanding coverage of conflict, flooding and desertification. Three of the journalists: Ochiaka Ugwu of People’s Daily Newspapers, Babatunde Okunlola from Royal FM and …

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