Jonathan decorates Obasanjo, Buhari, IBB, others with centenary awards
Mar01

Jonathan decorates Obasanjo, Buhari, IBB, others with centenary awards

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday decorated seven living former Nigerian Heads of State and Presidents with the centenary awards. The centenary anniversary awards night and dinner, during which 100 recipients were decorated, was held at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa. The decorated leaders are Yakubu Gowon, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Alhaji Shehu Shagari and  Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. Others are Gen. Ibrahim Babangida,...

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GI Foods
Jan26

GI Foods

By Abi-Kristos Straker Carbohydrates are required in order to keep our body running and on the go and is in major demand by different body systems and organs. One of these organs includes the brain which requires carbohydrates to keep you thinking, alert and focused during tasks that require concentration. Carbohydrates are also required by your muscles to keep you on the go during hard labor at work or during sports activities....

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Winds of Change – the African new wave

It’s made Afrobeats a global sensation and Nollywood the second largest film business in the world. Now the vitality and verve of Nigerian popular culture is set to burst onto the English cultural scene. One day in August a friend tweeted, ‘D’Banj is playing on EastEnders,’ and I had to stand still for a moment to process the news. An African song on a British soap about the East End but with no African characters? What the Dickens?!...

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Monika Beata Francisco-Ribeiro

In a Yoruba religion, ogun is a spirit believed to preside over iron, hunting, politics and war. It is often described as a god of iron, or as a god of war. Wherever his image appears it is often equipped with such items as a machete, a sabre, rum and tobacco… First of all, I would like to consider the reason behind my interest in the story of ogun. My father comes from the Nigerian tribe called Yoruba. In addition, although today...

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WHO wants Nigeria, others to tackle malaria

ALTHOUGH malaria mortality rate is falling in Africa and around the world, there is need to intensify anti-malaria efforts in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, all of which account for 60 per cent of the global malaria burden, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Meanwhile, African countries including Nigeria have recorded 33 per cent reduction in...

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Nigerian Defender Killed in Car Crash

Nigeria international defender, Olubayo Adefemi has died in a car accident, Greek police said on Monday. According to the BBC, the 25-year-old, who played for Skoda Xanthi, lost control of his car on the Egnatia motorway before the crash. Adefemi was driving from Xanthi to Salonika in the Kavala region of northern Greece. The former Rapid Bucharest player was on his way to finalise details of his wedding when the accident happened,...

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