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5 Apr 2015
According to him, “At the beginning it was not so rewarding financially. I first published my stories in 1985 in The Guardian Express, and I was not paid for my effort. I received my first payment in 1986 when I wrote for Prime People magazine; I was paid N25 per short story. I wrote cartoon stories for Climax magazine then, and was paid N50 for my efforts. But from1998 to 2000 when I wrote cartoon stories for Vanguard, it became rewarding as I began getting substantial amounts. I joined Sunday Sun in 2003 and was given a full page. I was paid very well too compared to the past. At the moment I am not earning millions but there is hope that in the nearest future one’s works will attract millions. This very profession is what I do for a living”.
5 Apr 2015
EFFORTS aimed at realising a truly workable union in the West African sub-region are still a matter concern to governments and persons in the sub region. The Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) will be 40 on May 28, but a comprehensive execution of the ECOWAS treaty of 1975 and how that translates to better life for people is still work in progress, far from what it ought to be.
5 Apr 2015
Six decades of architecture photography across Lagos Island by Gillian Hopwood, currently showing as A Photographer’s Odyssey, at Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, and ending on April 9, 2015 tells the story of a city with inherent multi-culture architectural texture.
5 Apr 2015
Live Theatre on Sunday might have seen the essence of this truism, when the group presented The Trials of Brother Jero, a play the protagonist uses religious and rhetoric to hoodwink the people doing his biddings.
5 Apr 2015
Ozzy Agu is living his passion, acting and interpreting roles. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Mercer University, Georgia, Agu ventures into the entertainment world, where he has featured in different soaps and presented shows. Presently, he is the presenter of a lifestyle magazine TV show, 53 Extra, on MNET Africa. He…
5 Apr 2015
AFRICA’S most populous nation was about to hold its presidential election. And fear that things could go very awry was real. In the build up to the poll, Rivers State had witnessed unprecedented political violence. There was an unusual increase in deaths, as well as gunshot and machete injuries.
AMAECHI
5 Apr 2015
RIVERS State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has called for peace, love and unity among Nigerians. Amaechi urged Christians all over the country to use the Easter celebrations to thank God for his grace on Nigeria and continue to pray for peace, development and the greater good of the country.
APC
5 Apr 2015
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians to come together, irrespective of their differences, for a national rebirth, in the spirit of Easter, which is being celebrated around the world.
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5 Apr 2015
GOVERNOR, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, said the peace, which has prevailed in Nigeria post-election is enough reason for Nigerians to give thanks to God this Easter season.
5 Apr 2015
Leadership and sacrifice, as demonstrated by Jesus Christ through His death on the Cross of Calvary, are virtues that are hard to find in the world. But these are crucial qualities that are urgently needed to make the society a better place for all to thrive and survive. As Nigerian Christians join others all over the world to celebrate Easter today, which incidentally coincides with the election period in the country, it is pertinent to wonder how much of these virtues the new leaders are ready to imbibe to impact positively on the Nigerian society. Are they capable of making the necessary sacrifices to unite the country, heal past wounds and thus foster peace? Will they provide exemplary leadership that craves only the welfare and wellbeing of the people? How much of these qualities is required to move the country forward? Some clerics that spoke to CHRIS IREKAMBA on the issue define what leadership demands.
5 Apr 2015
Asked how long it would take to bring a ship to a stop, a captain replied: “A good captain thinks at least a mile ahead.” Your success in any venture is determined by how important it is to you and your ability to prepare for it. “Any enterprise built by wise planning becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully, by keeping abreast of the facts.” Alexander Hamilton, a founding father and America’s first Secretary of the Treasury said: “Men give me credit for genius, but all the genius I have lies in this: when I have a subject at hand, I study it profoundly,” so if you want to get what you want, prepare adequately.
5 Apr 2015
A BELGIUM-based Nigerian Pastor, Mike Chuks Nwanegbo, who is also the National Coordinator of The Redeemed Christian Church of God Belgium Mission, has developed a mobile application known as Nkuzi Mobile App. According to Pastor Nwanegbo, who is also a member of the board of The International School of Flander, Waterloo, Brussels, one of the…

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