…Governors, others congratulate Christians

As the ruling All Progre s s i v e s Congress (APC) on Saturday expresses its best wishes to Christians in the country and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous occasion of Easter, former Vice President of Nigeria and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Christians in Nigerians, saying the country will get better. In a press statement released by Atiku’s Media Office, he urged the Christian faithful and Nigerians of other faiths to see the sacrifice and deprivation of the period preceding Easter as…

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Money politics responsible for bad leadership – Musa

Second Republic governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, speaks in this interview with TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE, on the anti-corruption war of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, insisting that it is not yielding the desired results because it is being prosecuted by doubtful characters     The Muhammadu Buhari administration is almost two years in office. Are you satisfied with its performance so far? I am not satisfied at all. I am disappointed that the nation has not progressed. Nigerians were promised change but we haven’t seen any change. Are you…

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In Syria and Nigeria, Trump faces the limits of American power

    President Trump, inspired by TV images of faraway suffering to launch missile strikes against Syria, may be about to discover a lesson that has confounded presidents for 25 years: American power can only do so much. That truth is also embedded in another set of disturbing images that Mr. Trump has not cited publicly: those from Nigeria’s conflict-torn northeast, where a very different crisis is drawing different American action toward different ends. Those two conflicts, in both their contrasts and commonalities, reveal something of the role that Mr.…

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Ambode flags off Lagos @50, pledges support for young entrepreneurs

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has formally flagged-off the opening ceremony of activities lined up to commemorate the State’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary. Besides, he pledged that his administration would pay greater attention to the growth of young entrepreneurs with a view to backing it up with an enabling environment and friendly policies that would enhance business successes. The governor assured that concerted efforts would be put in place to utilise the state’s golden jubilee for a solid foundation of another glorious 50 years. Ambode, who spoke at the premiere…

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Building bridges, live theatre resonates with Kakadu

    After years of very successful performances in Nigeria and Switzerland, the awardwinning “Kakadu” the Musical returns to the theatre stage this April for Lagos@50 celebration, before heading to the Nelson Mandela Theatre, Johannesburg, as part of the Africa Day Celebrations from the 7 to 18, June 2017. Since its premiere in May 2013, Kakadu, has not only redefined live theatre but also stimulated interest in the production of several other musicals, such that it has become a reference. Written by Uche Nwokedi SAN, who is also the Executive…

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Dalung hails Kanu’s Charity Match

The Nigerian Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung has thrown his weight behind the Legends of Africa charity/peace football match to be held in Lagos later this month. The charity match will bring African legends of football together under the auspices of Kanu Health Foundation and Nelson Mandela Foundation. According to a press release signed by Onyebuchi Abia, the minister applauded the efforts of the Kanu Heart Foundation and organisers of the charity match when he received Nwankwo Kanu and the secretary genral of the Local Organising Committee of the charity…

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How religion promotes peaceful coexistence

Title: Is the Kingdom of God for a Particular Religion? Author: Femi Takuro Publisher: PRESSWORKS NIG. LTD Year of Publication: 2017 Pages: 66 Reviewer: Tony Okuyeme Femi Takuro’s book “Is The Kingdom of God for a Particular Religion?” is a timely intervention against the backdrop of increasing cases of religious extremism, intolerance and terrorism. It examines the concept and doctrines of the various religions, their doctrinal similarities, and striking differences. The 66-page book is divided into 13 chapters, references and profile. Chapter 1, which is the introduction, looks at religious…

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