One Language, Dance of the Rivers promote peace, unity – Inyeinengi-Etomi

Regardless of race, gender, religion and mans’ conflict with man, God has created us the same and we speak one language more than we think or know. This is the focus two plays One Language and Dance of the Rivers, both written by Jude Uduenyi, which will premiere in Lagos this weekend. Produced by International Festival of Contemporary Dance (IFCOD), a subsidiary of Mona Dance School, One Language and Dance of the Rivers premiere on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of October, 2017, respectively, at the Balmoral Convention Center, Federal…

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Don invigorates calls for revival of Igbo culture, language

Against the backdrop of “perceived enslavement” of the Igbo culture and language by the Western culture, and its gradual extinction, there is renewed called on Ndigbo in all parts of the country and in the Diaspora to rise up to salvage their cultural heritage before it becomes too late. The Director of The College of Education, Nsukka (TCN), an affiliate of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (former Anambra State University), Dr. Emma Ugwuerua, who made the call, lamented that the speed with which the Igbo culture was being eroded, showed that…

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Don invigorates calls for revival of Igbo culture, language

Against the backdrop of “perceived enslavement” of the Igbo culture and language by the Western culture, and its gradual extinction, there is renewed called on Ndigbo in all parts of the country and in the Diaspora to rise up to salvage their cultural heritage before it becomes too late. The Director of The College of Education, Nsukka (TCN), an affiliate of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (former Anambra State University), Dr. Emma Ugwuerua, who made the call, lamented that the speed with which the Igbo culture was being eroded, showed that…

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Karamajiji: A forgotten beggars’ colony

Some years ago, the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Nasir el-Rufai considered beggars a nuisance on the streets of Abuja and decided to forcefully evacuate them to a “special location”. The idea was to give Abuja, the Capital City, a facelift. However, many years after, the vision appears to have been derailed. CALEB ONWE reports     Karamajiji, a sprawling ghetto is home to both Gwari aborigines and other tribes, especially, low income earners. It is hidden right behind the National Military Cemetery, a few metres…

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College warns students against cultism, exam malpractice

Determined to enhance the academic quality of the college, the management of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State has warned the students to steer clear of cultism, examination malpractice and other forms of anti-social behaviour that could truncate their education. According to the Provost of the college, Prof. Saviour Nathan Agoro, cultism has not only been outlawed in all higher institutions in the state under the Restoration Agenda of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, but that there are also stiff sanctions for any student or group of students…

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The restructuring debate

The need to restructure Nigeria has continued to dominate the political space of late. The calls, no doubt, are predicated on the dangers of ethnicity, religious bigotry and economic deprivation, which are rapid destroyers of any society Advocates of restructuring are of the view that Nigeria is likely to disintegrate if urgent steps are not taken to address pertinent questions of autonomy for the states; fiscal federalism to pave the way for resource control by the states; equality of states and local governments among the six geo-political zones; state police…

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OLX celebrates Easter by donating funds to support IDPs

OLX Nigeria is sharing happiness and hope this Easter season by supporting the WeCare4IDPs Initiative. The campaign is dedicated to raising funds to support Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), as part of their efforts to make a positive impact on Nigerians. The management and staff of OLX contributed  N500, 000 to donate to the IDP camp. According to Public Relations and Communications Lead, Uche Nwagboso, OLX is a company that is passionate about improving the lives of people in the community in which its operates and as such iden  tified the…

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Ooni’s wife calls for peace, unity

Wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Zainab Ogunwusi, has expressed her absolute belief in the peace and unity of Yoruba land and the entire nation of Nigeria. She made the call recently during her visit to the Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in the Sabo area of Ile-Ife in Osun State. The Ooni’s wife also condoled with members of the Hausa community who lost their loved ones and properties during the recent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa in Ile-Ife. Speaking during the visit, Ogunwusi, who lauded the…

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Doubt over Islamist link to Dortmund bombs

Investigators in Germany say there is “significant doubt” that Tuesday’s attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus was the work of radical Islamists. They say letters found at the scene may be an attempt to trick people into thinking there was an Islamist motive. But they said it may have been the work of political extremists – from the left or right – or violent football fans. Two people received medical treatment after three bombs exploded near the team bus, shattering glass. Spanish footballer Marc Bartra underwent wrist surgery and…

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