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Nollywood To Hold 3rd Health Convention

Nollywood To Hold 3rd Health Convention

The organizers of the Nollywood Health Convention have revealed that all is set for the third edition of the annual Nollywood Health Convention and Awards. The convention, scheduled to hold at the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos on Sunday, December 7, is sponsored by the Saving Life for Africa Diabetes Foundation, SLAD, in conjunction with

FG To Spend N9.2bn on Cooking Stoves

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the purchase of N9.2billion worth of clean cooking stoves and wonder bags for rural women under the National Clean Cooking Scheme. Nurudeen Muhammed, Supervising Minister of Information briefed the press at the end of the meeting presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo. “The National Clean Cooking Scheme

Why Obama Is Right on Immigration Reform

I signed on this week (in a letter to Congress) seeking support for President Barack Obama’s effort to reform a flawed Immigration system, because it is the right thing to do. I also indicated my support for Obama’s immigration reform in a separate correspondence with his Organizing for Action (OFA) grassroots movement, where I specifically


Faces At President Jonathan’s Declaration

It is one event that most Nigerians have waited for with bated breath. While some eagerly looked forward to it,  some others probably wished it never happened. But of course it happened on Tuesday, November 11 as President Goodluck Jonathan  finally declared his intention to contest for a second term of office in 2015. Expectedly,


Research Institutions’ Unions Threaten Strike

Research and Allied Institutions’ workers have threatened to embark on a strike action if the Federal Government fails to implement the agreement it reached with the unions in January 2011. The leaders of the organized unions of research workers’ addressed a joint press conference to decry the neglect of the workers and the non-payment of

Salvaging Nigeria

By AKIN BANJOKO As a writer of Nigerian descent living in the United States, US, whenever I attend writers’ conferences, workshops or book festivals, my American colleagues always ask me if I have read certain books about Nigeria. There are few I have read, but there are many I have not and this usually makes

‘I’ll Beat Jonathan Easily’- Kwankwaso

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Kano State Governor and presidential hopeful on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan would be easy to defeat during the 2015 elections. Kwankwaso who is determined to emerge as the candidate of the opposition APC, dismissed speculations that he would step down for any

‘Only Four Per Cent Nigerians Wash Hands’- Silivrili

Oghuzan Silivrili, the Marketing Director, West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser, has said that only four per cent of Nigerians regularly wash their hands. Silivrili stated this during a media session to celebrate the 2014 Global Hand Washing Day tagged, ‘Give Life a Hand Campaign,’ on Wednesday, quoting a consumer analysis report. “According to a consumer study,

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