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20 Feb 2015
THE late Chief Afam Augustine Onuora, the Ojiabu Ugala of Onitsha, was born in July 1948 in Calabar, the capital of the present day Cross River State, to the family of the late Akunne Joseph and Christiana Onuora of Umuosodi Umudei village, Onitsha Anambra State. As he grew up, young Afam showed traces of brilliance…
20 Feb 2015
OUR late grandfather, Fasasi Popoola Olagesin was fond of saying that only a foolish child uses the first money he makes to buy frivolities and regularly prayed that ‘all of you will build your own individual houses’ when addressing his children. ‘Dede yin re maa k’ole lo toto’ was also a regular prayer of our…
20 Feb 2015
WHEN Elder Jonathan Enyinnaya Ekechukwu bade bye to this world on January 21, 2015, it was obvious that the society has lost a man of sterling qualities, consummate teacher and community leader. For he impacted positively the life of people that came across his way, including the numerous young people that passed under his tutelage…
20 Feb 2015
WE received the news about the death of Surv (Dr.) Francis Okudi Overare with shock and disbelief.  He was the general manager at Geosite Surveys Nigeria Limited now Fugro, a leading multinational surveying and geophysical company with its parent company based in the United Kingdom (UK).  Many principal surveyors today at the early stages of…
20 Feb 2015
How To Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer IF your sweetie shelled out big bucks getting a beautiful floral arrangement for you, or your bestie sent you a friendly bunch of peace roses for the Valentine/Love Day’s celebrations, make them last as long as possible. There are 200 million. That is the number of roses…
20 Feb 2015
IT was St. Valentine day on February 14 and so some top Nollywood celebrities particularly those categorized as ‘celebrity couples’ said they actually stepped out to commemorate the day. A few of them who volunteered comments on the significance of the day confirmed that they took some time off work, to remind themselves of those…
20 Feb 2015
NIGERIA'S electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has always been in the eye of the storm especially whenever general elections are around the corner. The body has always had challenges in preparation for general elections, which it needs to address to give Nigerians confidence and assurance that it is truly an unbiased umpire.…
20 Feb 2015
THE postponement of February 2015 polls has created mixed reactions in Cross River State as people in their different views believed it was the best thing to do.  They said the shift would give the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) more time to distribute the Permanent Voters’ Card (PVCs) to eligible voters who are yet…
20 Feb 2015
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Plateau State has said the shift in polls recently has put them in a vantage position to put the necessary things in proper order.   Head of Electoral Operations in the state, Mr. Kundu Yagba said that INEC has received 1,359,805 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) out of which…
20 Feb 2015
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu said it is using the shift in the date of the general elections to tackle challenges that were not there before now.   Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Enugu State, Prof Chukwuemeka Onukogu told The Guardian that the electoral body has made some considerable progress.   “We…
20 Feb 2015
In Edo State, there were anger and disenchantment on the rescheduling of the general elections, but officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and even some ad-hoc staff who are mostly members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have re-assured the people of the state that the Commission was ready to conduct a…
20 Feb 2015
MINISTERS and Vice Ministers of Tourism and Culture, including over   900 participants from 100 countries, gathered at the UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore and advance new partnership models between tourism and culture.  The Ministerial Dialogue, moderated by Andrew Stevens from CNN International, focused on how tourism…


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