Easter soiree stunners

This Easter may arguably be one of the hottest ever. We are facing temperatures that the few drops of rainfall are powerless to combat. So, while the heat rages on, we will not allow it derail our stylish parties and soirees. We will step out with our best foot forward and stun at any engagement we may have, be it a pool party, Easter egg hunts, dinners and what not. Just remember to do so in these weather defying ensembles. Playsuits, playful chiffon sundresses, tops, jumpsuits and any other comfy…

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Buhari: We’re discussing with Chibok girls’ captors

THREE YEARS AFTER ABDUCTION… President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday disclosed that his administration has reached out to leaders of the Boko Haram sect for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped exactly three years ago in Borno State. The president stated this in a statement to mark three years since the girls were abducted from Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok. “We have reached out to their captors, through local and international intermediaries, and we are ever ready to do everything within our means to ensure the safe release of all…

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Malala ‘humbled’ by honorary citizenship

  Nobel Peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she is “humbled” to become the sixth person to receive an honorary Canadian citizenship. At 19, she is also the youngest ever person to receive the honour. During the official ceremonies in Ottawa, she called on Canadian politicians to use their influence to help fund education for girls worldwide, including refugees. Ms Yousafzai is a global advocate for women’s rights and education. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Ms Yousafzai for her advocacy, calling her “the newest and possibly bravest citizen of…

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Defying zebra crossing code

Oki Samson One of the indicators of a society set on the path to become a megacity is the adherence to simple instructions such as traffic laws and codes. Motorists in Lagos generally have a disregard for traffic laws, such as use of seat belts, traffic lights and Zebra crossing unless they see a traffic enforcement officer. Zebra crossing is a pedestrian crossing marked by black and white stripes on road surfaces, especially major roads, akin to the skin of a Zebra. Its essence is to give the right of…

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INSIDE POWER FIXED CHARGE RACKET

How Power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) shortchanged Nigerians for N81bn By February 1, when the controversial fixed charges were stopped, investors in the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) had ripped-off Nigerians to the tune of N81 billion for electricity not supplied. ADEOLA YUSUF reports   Benjamin Dikki, the Director- General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), who completed the sale of power assets to new investors on Friday, November 1, 2013, was sacked on Monday, February 15. Before his sacking, Dikki had been criticised by many Nigerians, especially those in the Senate…

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