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The F-Word Storytelling Conversations At Ake Festival 2017

The F-Word Storytelling Conversations At Ake Festival 2017

Ake Book and Art Festival is reputed as the biggest literary festival in Africa, an annual event that pools all and sundry within the creative literati to the rocky hills of Abeokuta. The AKEFEST as it is popularly dubbed is five days of cultural and literary immersion which

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November 28th, 2017

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Buhari Approves N164.7m Tuition Fees for Chibok Girls

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N164.7 million for the payment of second semester school fees of the freed 106 Chibok girls at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu,

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November 27th, 2017

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Buhari, Obasanjo, Shagari Pay Tributes To Former Vice President, Ekwueme

Buhari, Obasanjo, Shagari Pay Tributes To Former Vice President, Ekwueme

Former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme is dead. The statement, signed by the former Vice-President’s brother, who is also the traditional ruler of Oko, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, explained that he died around 10pm on Sunday, in a London hospital, the United Kingdom. Ekwueme, who ...

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November 21st, 2017

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Dear Chinua: Celebrating An African Storyteller Extraordinaire

Chinua Achebe, a storyteller extraordinaire who is widely acclaimed as one of the major voices of contemporary African literature. Chike and the River, the first Chinua Achebe book I read, a poignant story about a young boy who moves from the village to live with his uncle ...

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November 16th, 2017

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FG Will Consider All Possible Solutions To Apapa Gridlock – Osinbajo

FG Will Consider All Possible Solutions To Apapa Gridlock – Osinbajo

The Buhari administration will consider all possible solutions to end the gridlock at Apapa area of Lagos State, according to a statement by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo said this on Tuesday at a Government/Private sector meeting at the Presidential ...

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November 15th, 2017

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Kano State Governor Spends N208 Million To Empower 5,200 Tea Sellers

Kano State Governor Spends N208 Million To Empower 5,200 Tea Sellers

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said his administration has spent N208 million in empowerment of 5,200 Masu Shayi (tea sellers) in the state. This was announced on Saturday during an empowerment programme at the Government House, Kano. Ganduje said the beneficiaries ...

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November 13th, 2017

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EFCC: Ikoyi Whistle Blower Now A Millionaire

EFCC: Ikoyi Whistle Blower Now A Millionaire

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the “young man” who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire. The acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, stated this in Vienna, Austria,

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November 10th, 2017

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President Buhari Presents N8.612tn Budget Of Consolidation For 2018

President Buhari Presents N8.612tn Budget Of Consolidation For 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, presented an appropriation bill of 8.612 trillion naira for 2018 at the National Assembly. While presenting the document, the President, said the budget is meant to consolidate the achievements of previous budgets. The proposed budget ...

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November 8th, 2017

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Bola Tinubu Reveals Cause Of His Son, Jide’s Death

Bola Tinubu Reveals Cause Of His Son, Jide’s Death

APC national leader and former governor of Lagos State, has spoken following the death of his first son. In a statement personally signed by him, Mr Bola Tinubu, confirmed that the late Kazeem Olajide Babajide died on October 31. He expressed appreciation “to all who have ...

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November 4th, 2017

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President Buhari Approves The North East Development Bill

President Buhari Approves The North East Development Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the North East Development Commission (NEDC) (Establishment) Bill, 2017. This was made known in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, on Wednesday. The Act ...

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October 26th, 2017

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