Thursday, 8th June 2023

Independence Day

9 Oct 2019
The federal public service system witnessed two important celebrations within one week in the past two weeks, namely the 2019 Civil Service Week and the Nigeria 59th Independence Day.
1 Oct 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari joined hundreds of dignitaries to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.
1 Oct 2019
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said his government will continue to take “decisive action” against persons who spread hate speech on social media. Although he said the government respects the rights of individuals, Buhari said abuse of technology that undermines national security will not be allowed to fester. “Our attention is increasingly being focused on cyber-crimes…
1 Oct 2019
In this interview, Saxone Akhaine interrogates former Governor of old Kaduna State and leader of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Balarabe Musa, on Nigeria’s journey since independence in 1960, with the old politician giving a verdict of collective leadership failure. According to him, it is time to embark on revolutionary socio-economic and political transformation…
29 Sep 2019
Some children may ask what is Independence Day and why do Nigerians celebrate it? Well, Independence Day is a day to celebrate Nigeria’s freedom from its colonial master — Britain.
28 Sep 2019
The home has always been the best definition for independence; it is the place where freedom manifests in its purest form, considering how it’s almost impossible to feel free anywhere else as much as you do in your home.
5 Jul 2019
President Donald Trump sang the praises of the US military and American heroes of the past two and a half centuries Thursday, skirting politics in a rousing Independence Day speech in Washington.
12 May 2019
Once upon a time there was a mystery to movie stars. The average viewer only saw them on the big screen, which required leaving their home, buying a ticket and sitting in a dark room with 100+ strangers for 90 - 120 minutes. There was a clear distinction between television and movie stars. TV stars…
7 Oct 2018
Sound of drumming and singing from various cultural troupes ruled the atmosphere giving a carnivalesque frill. As if in rhythm with the festive candour of the scene, the flags of Nigeria and China swayed gently in the façade of the 5-floor Whitehouse Gallery, hosting an exhibition of over 100 paintings, sculptures and mixed media works…
5 Oct 2018
As we celebrated Nigeria’s Independence at The New Afrika Shrine, a key Lagos landmark brimming with historic and cultural relevance, Jameson Irish Whiskey created an immersive brand experience by transforming The Shrine into an Afrocentric festival. True to the Jameson Connects vibe, The Shrine featured live body art by artist Michael Umoudit, the Jameson Barbershop…
1 Oct 2018
Nollywood screeb star, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha has taken to her Instagram page to share a creative photo of herself rocking the Nigerian colours. Along with the photos, the actress also made a clarion call to Nigerians to proudly serve their sovereign Motherland, irrespective of their tribes and tongues. She took to her instagram page and…
1 Oct 2018
Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara were conspicuously absent at the nation’s 58th Independence anniversary parade in Abuja. The event holding at Eagle Square Abuja, have in attendance the country's President, Muhammadu Buhari, his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen; and former…


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The Senate has approved a payment of N6.7 billion to the Kebbi Government as a refund for repairs carried out on Federal Government roads in the state.
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The FCT High Court in Gwagwalada on Thursday ordered a student, Istifanus Irmiya, to clean the premises of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for two weeks for internet fraud.
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The Niger State governor, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago is set to submit 20 names for the position of Special Adviser to the 10th House of Assembly for approval. The governor's spokesperson, Magaji Bichi. Bologi Ibrahim disclosed this via Twitter on Thursday. "Niger State Governor, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago said he will send 20…
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A Syrian refugee suspected of stabbing six people in the French Alpine town of Annecy on Thursday did not appear to have a "terrorist motive", the local prosecutor told reporters.
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Tunisia's navy has retrieved two bodies from the sea after an army helicopter with four people on board vanished from radar screens and crashed, the defence ministry said on Thursday.