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24 Apr
“This is too good to be true,” Dr Dora Akunyili, the then Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said as she held up a simply bound proposal titled “Sanitising the Procurement Processes for NAFDAC Laboratories.” “It is indeed true. And it is doable! This is not the first…
17 Apr
30/03/2020- France was thrown into a frenzy. At a time governments, organisations, and individuals were trying to understand the novel coronavirus and witnessing first-hand the effects of the virus, the French government was negotiating with hotels and stores to accommodate victims of domestic abuse. According to the Gender Equality Minister, Marlene Schiappa, the decision to…
10 Apr
For Patrice Latyr Evra, football is life and the love for the game fuels his life and every decision he takes.  Gifted a football at the age of 3 by his mother, little did they know that football will become the gift that keeps giving.  37 years after this gift, Evra has been named among…
23 Jan
A few years ago, a document written in Nsibidi (dated 2000 BC), containing the first page of the words of the iconic writer, Chinua Achebe, of his book, “Things Fall Apart”, surfaced on the internet. It was the first time a large portion of Nigerians were exposed to one of the most popular ancient forms…
9 Jan
“Poorly explain what you do for a living.” “I teach people how to drop weapons and pick up plastic pieces”- Tunde Onakoya responds to a Twitter user who has posted the first statement on her timeline. Only that this time, the plastic pieces he refers to, are chess pieces. In a board of chess, the…
14 Nov 2021
For a long time, Mr Apokwo, a native of Ezeagu community in Enugu, a state in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, thought that his frequent urination was because he took Agbo - the traditional herbal mixture or concoction believed to contain potent herbs that are capable of treating different ailments. Like the average Nigerian and…
31 Oct 2021
Using Digital Media as tool of educating and preserving archival Nigerian history. Oludamola Adebowale, founder of ASIRI Magazine has created Nigeria's biggest digital repository of history, arts and culture within the last 8 years. Archivist, Researcher, Curator his contribution hasn't gone unrecognised as it has also earned him a Senior Curator with the Nigerian-Brazillian Public…
5 Sep 2021
In mid-2017, across newspapers, blogs, and social media platforms in Nigeria, headlines screamed, “Meet Funke Abimbola, the Nigerian woman with a 23-paged CV”. This revelation was even more intimidating when Nigerians calculated the then-44-year-old’s age. Not only did the headlines claim she had this enormous CV, but she had also been awarded a “Point of…
6 Jun 2021
What goes through your mind when you hear the name X3M Ideas? A brand agency, a music talent company, or simply the soft-spoken man with the dreadlocks and a knack for sneakers? X3M Ideas has earned its place in the minds of Nigerians and rightly so. From its stables, gems such as award-winning Simi, Praiz,…
16 May 2021
Patrick Diabuah is one of the exponents of acting in Nigeria. An actor who knows his onions, he is known to act out the script brilliantly to the admiration of many lovers of the art form. Interestingly, he is also a sculptor, voice actor and voiceover artist, singer and acting coach. He speaks to the Guardian…
21 Mar 2021
It was the year 2017 and Union Bank had just won ‘Best Brand Development to Reflect Changed Mission / Vision / Positioning’ at the Transform MENA awards in Dubai. This award soon became a subject of conversation within and outside the Bank. For years, Union Bank, while upholding loyalty at its core, was in competition…
7 Mar 2021
“Sometimes, all you need is a symbol,” screams a celebratory ad showing an Ankara scarf without a face. The viral photo was created by a Nigerian graphics designer, Onuorah, one of the many Nigerians who cannot join the #BeLikeNgozi Challenge- a challenge started by the founder of Lifebank, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, to celebrate the appointment of…

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Manchester City retained the Premier League title in the most dramatic of fashion as they hauled themselves back from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 with three goals in the final 15 minutes. Ilkay Gundogan came off the bench to score twice with Rodri also on target as Pep Guardiola's men held off Liverpool's…
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Gunmen shot dead a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday in the east of the capital Tehran, state news agency IRNA reported. "Sayyad Khodai... was assassinated during a gun attack carried out by two motorcylists in Tehran's Mohahedin-e Eslam Street," IRNA said. The agency described him as a "defender of the sanctuary" -- a…
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Southeast presidential aspirants in All Progressives Congress (APC) are meeting at the home of former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday in Abuja ahead of the party primaries which holds later this month. An aide to Okorocha, confirmed the meeting but added that the “agenda” is unknown. The aspirants billed to attend include…
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo says it has suspended its primaries for the House of Assembly and House of Representatives indefinitely,  over unreconciled delegates list. A statement by the Legal Advisor of the party in the state, Mr Kessinger Ikeokwu on Sunday,  attributed the non-conduct of the primaries to confusion caused by the…
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Controlling hundreds of thousands of football fans in Qatar's capital will be the biggest security challenge of World Cup 2022, FIFA told police chiefs from competing nations on Sunday. Unlike previous World Cups, where only two teams and their supporters would generally converge on one city at any given time, all the games will take…