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We’re all well, 16 days after Justice Oguntade’s London party, says Shade Okoya

Chief ( Dr ) Mrs Shade Okoya, wife of billionaire industrialist, Chief Razak Okoya, has denied speculations that some of those that attended the 80th birthday party of Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Justice Adesola George Oguntade, rtd, have died from coronavirus infection. In a statement, she admitted …

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Coronavirus: Schools can defy shut-down with Zinox’s digital revolutionary solution

Zinox Technologies Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost technology company, has unveiled a digital learning solution designed to aid schools and other educational institutions maintain the interaction between teachers and their pupils without physical contact or the need to assemble in a classroom. Through this digital tool, Zinox will bring together all …

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Facebook steps up efforts to help Nigeria tackle misinformation on Coronavirus

As global numbers continue to rise, and with Coronavirus (Covid-19) reported in a number of countries across Africa, including in Nigeria, Facebook continues in its commitment in helping to keep people safe and informed globally, and locally through local partnerships, and updates to its platform. This includes: Supporting the Nigeria …

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AMVCA 2020: ‘Living in Bondage’, ‘God Calling’, ‘Ratnik’ sweep awards (see full list of winners)

By Anita Eboigbe March 15, 2020 Fan favourite, ‘Living in Bondage’ snagged the most awards at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). The Ramsey Nouah-directed film secured seven awards out of 11 nominations including Best Overall Movie, Best Movie West Africa, Best Director, Best Writer in a Movie …

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Odia Ofeimun at 70: Let’s toast to the health of the master poet By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is no better way of introducing Odia Ofeimun than pointedly stressing that “Odia Ofeimun is Odia Ofeimun!” Enough said. Poet, publisher, editor, activist, polemicist, mentor, politician, columnist, factory worker, writer, dance-drama exponent, public intellectual, critic etc, Odia Ofeimun has packed uncountable lifetimes into one tumultuous lifespan. Born on March …

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‘The Nigeria Literature Prize will outlast any MD of NLNG’ – Tony Attah

By Toyin Akinosho Tony Attah, Managing Director of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd, dismisses the misgivings that the company is hurt by criticism of the Nigerian Prize for Literature, which it sponsors. “I don’t know where that perception comes from (that the company has considered dropping the sponsorship)”, …

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Nigeria’s Premium Times faces cyberattacks, intimidation of journalists after publishing leaked documents

New York, March 6, 2020 Nigerian authorities should ensure that Premium Times employees are able to work in safety and without interference or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists has said. Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter with the privately owned online newspaper, told CPJ in a phone interview that he went …

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Obi rejoices over new Catholic Diocese, commends Ezeokafor, Okpaleke, others

Vice Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as “coming at the appointed time”, the creation of the new Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia from Awka Diocese, Anambra State. Obi was speaking Thursday to journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport, Abuja. …

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NGO trains 30 journalists on advocacy for Child Birth Spacing in Bauchi

From: Ruth Yarnap, Bauchi In  its efforts  to support the Bauchi State Government  towards creating accessible Child Birth Spacing(CBS) services, a Non Governmental Organization  known as The Challenge Initiative  (TCI) Bauchi office has commenced a three days training for 30 journalists in Bauchi on advocacy and create awareness to the …

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UNILAG’s Convocation Ceremonies hold March 2- 13, 2020; Communication Minister delivers Guest Lecture; Ahmed Yerima’s “The Wives” is Convocation Play.(See detailed program; other information)

The University of Lagos, Nigeria (UNILAG) has scheduled its 51st (2019) Convocation Ceremonies to hold from Monday, March 2, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020. The program, which starts with a Pre-Convocation Press Conference and Launching of the UNILAG Anthem on Monday March 2, 2020, continues on Friday March 6, …

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Osinbajo, Lawan, Okowa, others extol Omo-Agege’s leadership virtues   

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan and Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa were among top dignitaries that extolled the leadership virtues of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. Specifically, they commended the Delta Central Senator for his courage to weather the …

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The Black History Month and the Church By Father Peter Iwuala

Dr. Carter G. Woodson conceived and announced Negro HistoryWeek in 1926, which later gave birth to Black History Month. Dr. Woodson believed that proper understanding of African American history would promote pride within the Black community and foster greater respect for it in the United States. Through Black History Month, …

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