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STANDING OVATION FOR YAKUBU GOWON

Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Vanessa Obioha report on a unique gathering that was enriched with a rich sense of Nigerian history because of the presence of one man “I wonder why you are still standing,” he queried the congregation who were visibly awed by his towering personality. He turned around to …

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The God of Akwa Ibom

Udos Silas Worship was exhilarating. Our then presiding teacher had just delivered a soul stirring, thought provoking sermon as usual. Soon service was over and it was time for breakfast. Breakfast after service has always been part of our retinue at Men In Worship, MIW. And then this almost heavily …

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Bayelsa Gov Backs Army Medical Outreach

By Osa Okhomina, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has called on the people of the state to discountenance the rumour making the rounds that, the Nigerian Army authorities are carrying out a medical outreach to endanger the health and safety of the people. A statement signed by the …

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Machinery and other uncountable nouns

SAMPLE 1: “For example, Bol gives loan for machineries and expansion and not for start-ups of new industries.”(Where is Bol’s N11 Billion Loan? The Nation, Sunday September 3, 2017) We focus attention on the noun machineries which occurs in the phrase, “loan for machineries.” We note in particular that the …

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Aso-oke: Getting best value for money

ASO-OKE, when it comes to the South-West preference for style, is nearly as old as time. In recent times, they have been upgraded in terms of creativity, design and styling, and now transcend cultural backgrounds as the fashion go-to, when it comes to choosing fabric for many traditional wedding outfits. …

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Felabration 2017: Spectacle of Theatre, History and Chaos

Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Vanessa Obioha capture the frenzy of the last day of the week-long commemoration of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti “Move back!” The security guard shouted at the man before him. “But e say make I enter” the young man replied in pidgin English, pointing to the other security …

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Army Council Approves Promotion Of 123 Officers

By Francis Okoye, Maiduguri The Nigerian Army Council Yesterday said it has approved the promotion of 123 Officers from the ranks of Major to Lieutenant Colonel and from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel. Brig Gen Sani Kukashekau Usman, the Spokesman of Nigerian Army ,  in a statement said a breakdown from …

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1,272 Fail Nigerian Law School exam

The Nigerian Law School yesterday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August. Mr Chinedu Ukekwe, Head of Information and Protocol of the Nigerian Law School, made this known in a statement in Bwari, FCT. He said that a total of 5, 891 students participated in the …

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Adenuga Receives France’s Highest National Honour

Africa’s force of nature enjoys rare tribute from French government Why he is the first Nigerian to ever receive the widely coveted honour Lanre Alfred History is often written by champions. Sometimes they rewrite it. But very few champs excite the splendid tribute of a cheer in the wake of …

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