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OWA MONARCH HONOURS OKOWA WITH 55 YEARS ELEPHANT TUSK

The Obi of Owa Kingdom, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II (JP) OON has honoured one of his subjects and the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, with a 55-year old elephant tusk. The revered Owa monarch was overwhelmed with joy when Governor Okowa and other members of his executive paid him a courtesy visit at his Owa-Oyibu Palace shortly after the commissioning of the Abavo Central Hospital, Abavo, its access roads and others at Owa-Oyibu on Friday, June 24, 2016.

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Thousands of fans revel in African Music Festival in The Netherlands

Internationally acclaimed singer, Youssouf N'dour and his band, Le Super Étoile de Dakar climaxed the Jubille celebration of the Africa Music Festival in Hertme, The Netherlands last weekend. Thousands of African music fans danced throughout his performance with exhilarating rigour and zest, whilst Morocco's Jazz and soul singer, Oumel Ghait mesmerized the audience with her incredibly soaring tenor. Song hoy Blues closed the afternoon proceedings; as they rendered elements of contemporary rock and hip hop, like Songs like “Irganda” and their masterpiece of desert blues, blending American guitar saw the audience glowingly bluesy and shuffled every move with their feet.

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Ghanaian veteran Pat Thomas with his impetuous young group, The Kwashibu Area Band, entertained the audience with a collection of songs from their album the 'hype.' Upcoming star from Guinea Bissau, Karyna Gomes, also thrilled the audience with a combination of traditional African music, and rhythms from around the world.

Although intermittently, rains fell on both days, but there was a great deal of sunlight and the thousands of music lovers nevertheless, joined the exuberant performances displayed by an array of renowned African musical artists. The young and old danced in close circles and clapping their hands in appreciation. Acts came from the four corners of Africa, including Congolese rumba, West African High Life music, Malian Kora music, the sand dunes sound of North Africa and the audience added a scintillating flavour to the atmosphere and It's no wonder the crowd rediscovered their vigour whenever a new act is being performed.

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Boko Haram: Humanity against Inhumanity

Not until the reported abduction of over 200 young school girls from #Chibok in Borno State, North-East Nigeria in April, 2014, the menace of the Boko-Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria never gained prominence in global discuss. The #BringBackOurGirls awareness campaign on the Social Media sparked an international outrage and pressure on the Nigerian Government and the Western world to get their acts together to secure the release of the abducted school girls.

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Alhaji T.Y. Danjuma

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GODWIN OBASEKI HAS CAPACITY TO INDUSTRIALIZE EDO STATE

The Support For Humanity Foundation, SHF has congratulated the All Progressives Congress, APC Governorship candidate in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for emerging victorious at the party primaries because he has the capacity to industrialize the state and reduce the level of poverty.

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APC Governorship candidate: Godwin Obaseki

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CRPP Support Odubu for Governor

 As the All Progressive Congress conduct its primaries this weekend The Coalition of Registered Political Parties in Edo State has thrown its support for the Deputy Governor of the state, Rt. Hon Pius Odubu as the All Progressive Congress APC conduct their party primaries this weekend in Benin City. Speaking to Newsmen the Chairman of CRPP Edo State, Dr. Samson Isibor enjoined the APC delegates to cast their votes for Dr. Odubu.

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According to him, people respect Dr. Odubu for his loyalty, truthfulness, transparency. "He is not arrogant, pompous or a Mr know it all, but a very humble man and above all he is not corrupt and a good listener. We concur with the economic experts who agreed that Odubu will change the dwindling economy of the state to a more viable one". The Coalition of Registered Political Parties is an organization with 15 political parties in Edo state as members.

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Press briefing to declare support for Dr. Odubu as Governor of Edo State.

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25 YOUNG ZAMBIAN WOMEN GET JUSTINA MUTALE SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY ABROAD

25 underprivileged young Zambian women have been selected to receive the Justina Mutale Scholarship to continue their education at institutions of higher learning around the world. The announcement was made at the Official Launch of the Justina Mutale Foundation’s Scholarship Programme, which was held at the Zambian High Commission in London, on Thursday 9th June 2016.

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI'S FOREIGN MEDICAL TRIP TO LONDON IS A TRAGIC BLOT ON NIGRERIA'S COLLECTIVE PROFESSIONAL AND NATIONAL IMAGE

I heard with great shock, sadness, and disappointment the news of a statement issued on Sunday, June 5, 2016, by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to Mr. President, informing the general public that President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR will proceed on a 10 day medical vacation to London from Monday, June 6, 2016, during which period he is billed to see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection, based on a recommendation for further evaluation said to have been advanced by Mr. President's Personal Physician and an E.N.T. specialist in Abuja. 

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President Buhari: He is having ear problem.

 

Even though the nature of the persistent ear infection/specific diagnosis was not stated in the Special Adviser's press release, I wish to commend Mr. President for the medical disclosure (a departure from the past) and sincerely sympathise with him, especially at this critical stage of our country's history and development, and wish him quick recovery.

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COACH STEPHEN OKECHUKWU KESHI'S DEATH IS A GREAT LOSS!!!---I EXPRESS MY SINCERE AND DEEP CONDOLENCE.

It was with great shock and deep pain that I received the sad news of the unfortunate death of Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, a former Coach of the Super Eagles, while in his home in the early hours of today, and before arriving at the Faith Mediplex hospital, Benin City, Edo State, where he was taken to for emergency care.

Indeed one has been so devastated and unable to hold back tears since learning of the untimely death of our indisputable football icon, the inimitable Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.

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As one with whom I had privileged and great friendship from my tender age, I feel extremely sad, especially as Coach Stephen Keshi lost his wife only a couple of months ago. He was undoubtedly a true Patriot, committed, diligent, selfless and altruistic Nigerian, iconic Coach and a well-respected global citizen who made tremendous sacrifices to his country, Nigeria, and the global community at large.

Despite the challenging circumstances he sometimes found himself, he, at all times, exemplified the "I can do" Nigerian spirit, one that made him achieve astounding results in his chosen career.

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Stephen Keshi: Nigeria football legend dies aged 54

News getting to The Voice magazine this morning is that Nigeria former Super Eagles captain and coach of the National team, Stephen Keshi has passed away. BCC quoting the Nigerian football Association announced on their website about an hour ago. One of African football's best-known figures, Stephen Keshi is truly gone at the age of 54.

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A former captain of the Nigeria national team, Keshi was one of only two men to win the Africa Cup of Nations both as a player and a coach.

He also managed Togo and Mali, and his playing career included a spell for Belgian club side Anderlecht.

He is thought to have suffered a heart attack, local media reported.

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What time is it?

Life respect no one, the universal laws pays no attention to your race, your beauty and your locality….Time is money a wise man once uttered , everyone is blessed with 24 hours a day, most people work so hard and they ask and wonder why they are not successful..

The wealthy ones work lesser time and they make more money and are perceived as the successful ones in our society. Truth be told what makes the difference between the successful ones and the unsuccessful people in our society is the quality of work put into the time.

The 21st century is full of distractions and so many activities that steals our time and affect the effective use of our time, if only most people adopt the principle of “work while you are working” and not “chat while you are working or facebook while you are working”.

What time is it? This should be a question you should ask yourself every moment of the day for you to be successful. By defining what the time is at every moment improves your productivity with respect to time. It also enables you to be focus on task and avoid distraction….Above all it improves your self-confidence.

 

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BUHARI: The lying overlord

I have always made plain my aversion to lies and falsehood and I dislike it as it constitutes a deliberate affront to my intelligence. As I navigate through life and encounter one who lies to me, which I honestly do not anticipate I would be morally bound to lose my bearing thereby making it impossible for me to calculate my true position. This, I dare say, hurts my soul!

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JUSTINA MUTALE INSPIRES PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN ON GENDER EQUALITY

As a leading Equalities campaigner, Justina Mutale, Founder & President of the Justina Mutale Foundation for Leadership was invited to give a Talk at St Luke's Church of England Primary School in London on Wednesday 2nd March 2016, as part of the school's International Women's Month celebrations.

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Ploumen, UNICEF and International Alert in a protest march against kidnappings in Nigeria

Minister Ploumen , Foreign Trade and Development minister in the Netherlands is joining International Women today in The Hague to draw attention to the girls and women who have been victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria says the spokesperson for the Minister,
Together with students, representatives of UNICEF Netherlands and International Alert is the minister taking part in this protest march to launch the campaign #FutureforOurGirls.

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Minister Ploumen joins call for better treatment of victims of Boko Haram

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Buhari's N500bn social investment votes, greatest duty to Nigerians — Don

A don, Dr Adetunji Ogunyemi, on Monday said the social investment votes of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2016 appropriation bill was the greatest service to Nigerians.

Ogunyemi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.

"There can be no better way of executing a social contract between the citizen and the state" than the unprecedented social investments that the Buhari budget has done.

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‘WHY THEY ARE AFTER NIGERIA’S SENATE PRESIDENT’

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki is currently fighting the political battle of his life. However, some of his political associates believe that the former Governor of Kwara State is being witch hunt because of his rising political career. One of those who believe in this school of thought is Adekanye Olabode who is the Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State. In an interview with Mephy James, the APC Secretary says he sees Saraki coming out stronger stressing that the Senate President is too strong a politician to be brought down.

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Senate President: Bukola Saraki

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HALF A TRILLION NAIRA SOCIAL INVESTMENT ALLOCATION IN 2016 BUDGET UNPRECEDENTED - VP OSINBAJO

*Says access to healthcare is a poverty issue

Determined to ensure healthcare access to all Nigerians, the Buhari administration will put in place effective primary healthcare centers across the country, while also collaborating with international agencies to end HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country.

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Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Executive Director and UN Under-secretary General, Michal Sidibe of UNAIDS.

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MY VISION FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS- ENGR BADMUS

These are definitely not the best of times for Nigeria. The oil price has continued to slide, the naira becoming weaker while unemployment rate remains high among the youth. An average Nigerian does not know the direction the country is going, unfortunately many youths have taken to crime to make ends meet. However, the story of Nigeria is not all about woes as some young professionals are doing the nation proud creating wealth and serving as inspiration to others.

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JUSTINA MUTALE FOUNDATION LAUNCHES UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUNG AFRICAN WOMEN TO STUDY OVERSEAS

The Justina Mutale Foundation, a brainchild of Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012 and Global Ambassador for Gender Equality at the International Women’s Think Tank, has partnered with the European School of Economics (ESE) to offer Business and Leadership Scholarships; and also with Rai University of India, to offer STEM Scholarships (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to academically talented underprivileged young women from Africa.

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Justina Mutale: The brain behind the project

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PRESIDENCY: WHY BUHARI PLANS TO SPEND HALF A TRILLION NAIRA ON SOCIAL INVESTMENTS IN 2016 BUDGET

*Payments for Conditional Cash Transfer& Homegrown School Feeding would be directly to the beneficiaries

The need to pay attention on the common man and spend the resources of this country on the poor people explains why the Buhari presidency has proposed a N500B estimate in the 2016 budget, even as more details on the 6 social protection plans were released.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI TO VISIT KENYA, PARTICIPATE IN 26TH SUMMIT OF AFRICAN UNION LEADERS

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja Wednesday on a three-day state visit to Kenya.

On arrival in Kenya, President Buhari will join his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other dignitaries at a memorial service for Kenyan soldiers who were killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia on January 15.

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