DONALD DUKE’S DAUGHTER: I PICKED SAX BECAUSE OF MY DAD

Xerona Duke, the heiress of former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke, is both an entertainment lawyer and an Afro-beat exponent. It runs in the blood, plays saxophone and mum sings and plays the piano. The young lady will be performing live with her dad at the Runway Jazz concert in commemoration of Lagos at 50 set to be held on April 30 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. She speaks with LANRE ODUKOYA.     Have you ever been to any music school? Yes, I…

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Badoo kill WASSCE candidate, father, mother

Suspected ritual killers, now tagged Badoo, have murdered a candidate sitting for the ongoing Senior West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at Ibeshe Tuntun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Badoo also brutally hacked the pupil’s parents to death in what seemed to be a recurrence of the killings perpetrated by the assailants in the community and its environs. The teenager, identified as Lucky Ebhodaghe, was said to be the only child of the family, which hailed from Cross River State. It…

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Where is tomorrow in your marital relationship?

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22). “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). These scriptures imply that virtually everything you do in life is a seed. If the things you do are positive, they will definitely yield positive results in future. If you live a life of negativities, your wonderful results await you. The situation is the same in…

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250 IDPs sit for WAEC exams in Borno

                   … 94 girls, 156 boys     Following a directive by Governor Kashim Shettima, no fewer than 250 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are currently writing this year’s West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) in Borno State. This would be the first time IDP’s would be writing the WASSCE since the children and their parents were forced out of their homes by Boko Haram insurgence at different times since 2014. The IDP’s, made up of 94 female students and 156 male students were amongst several hundreds of students whose schools…

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Seeking a better performance in WAEC exams

The marked improvement in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) examinations, which recorded 50.41 per cent credit passes in at least five subjects including English and Mathematics in 2016 as against 37.27 per cent in 2015 might be a good sign for Lagos State. If it is anything to go by, then Lagos State could be said to be ready to do even better in the just-commenced examinations of this year. This is because of the many innovations of the Lagos State government in the education sector. Last…

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