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18 Dec 2009
THE reported controversy generated by the Performing and Mechanical Rights Society's (PMRS) collection of royalty due to reggae artiste, Blackky from the Nigerian Breweries Plc, is not in anyway over. When Weekend Beats spoke with Mr. Mayo Ayilaran of Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (MCSN), he poured cold water on the issue.
18 Dec 2009
THE son of the late Highlife king, Oliver De Coque, Mr. Akanite Oliver Sunday Jnr, popularly known as Solar De Coque, is set to quench the thirst of his late father's fans with his extraordinary music talents.
18 Dec 2009
SENSATIONAL and sonorous-voiced gospel artiste, Favour Ndukwe (a.k.a Agha) has concluded work on her second album set for release by the first quarter of next year. In a statement, the Artiste Repertoire Manager/Executive Producer of her record label, Flavour Music, Mr. Emma Offor noted that the coming album titlde Beautiful God is a total package to praise God.
18 Dec 2009
FOR some time now, Nnenna and Friends Show from the stable of Wale Adenuga Productions, has continued to thrill children and parents. At its end-of-the-year outing held at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos on December 6, children and their parents turned out in large numbers to catch fun.
18 Dec 2009
GUIDING librarians and promoting the use of digital libraries in Lagos has been the watchword of Mrs Stella Abimbola Dada ever since she assumed the position of the chairman of Nigeria Library Association, Lagos chapter. Dada who is also an academic is presently the acting director of Library and Documentation Services, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).
18 Dec 2009
HAVING published over 100 books, a feat said to be second to none in recent academic history, Dr. Toyin Falola, a leading United States-based Nigerian scholar, known as the foremost African historian in US universities, has been named the Distinguished Global Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award winner by a top US school.
18 Dec 2009
AN apology entails an expression of remorse for wrong doing. It derives from a sentiment of guilt. It may be immediate or delayed. The person making the apology expects that his or her apology will be accepted. An apology, if properly made and accepted, will restore a relationship to its previous level of concord.   A good apology should be made soon after the offence has been committed. Delaying an apology unduly may make it pretty difficult for the mistake to be rectified. To allow a spouse, relative, neighbour or a friend to nurse a grievance for too long may generate bitterness.
18 Dec 2009
  Finally, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is free to contest the governorship of Anambra State, the place they call Home For All. Imagine the irony: on a day (Thursday) newspapers in the land were running shouting headlines that the Appeal Court had 'shackled' Soludo's ambition to be Anambra Governor, the Supreme Court overturned last Wednesday's judgment of Mary Odili and other Justices of the Appeal Court, barring Prof. Soludo from parading himself as the PDP flag-bearer for the February 6, 2010 governorship election in Anambra State.
18 Dec 2009
Last Saturday, 18 members of the Unity Group loyal to the former governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja, were burnt beyond recognition when a bus conveying them to Okeho in Kajola Council had a head-on collision with a Toyota Dyna carrying planks and burst into flames. Five people in the Toyota were also burnt beyond recognition , bringing the death toll to 23.
18 Dec 2009
President, League of Imo Professionals (LIP), Mr. George Okere in this interview speaks on the mission and vision of the organisation, which was recently launched in Lagos. What is the League of Imo Professionals (LIP) all about?
18 Dec 2009
DATELINE: Eke Market Day, 1914, Umudike, Eastern Region, Nigeria:   IT was the year, 1914, shortly after amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates to form a combined Colony of Nigeria by Lord Lugard, Father Bartholomew, a Caucasian Priest from Ireland was posted to Umudike in Eastern Nigeria. He was having a hard time convincing the natives of Umudike to send their children to the mission school. The bulky Irish Priest had been in the village for five months having only a handful of converts.
18 Dec 2009
THE year is coming to an end; and as a pet owner how did you fare? Did you do all that is necessary of you? Were you fair to your pets? Were you fair to your conscience?   Pet ownership has become such an emotional issue that it is so expedient to ask you all those questions. My favorite line has always been: these creatures did not choose to come to us, we chose them. And with this deliberate decision, came a truck load of responsibilities.

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