Nigerians are not buying e-books because…

January 5, 2016 Muhammed Adamu 0

By King Koboko Believe it or not, Nigerians are not buying ebooks… Because I’m not William Shakespeare? No! Because I’m not Chimamanda Adichie or Nnedi Okoroafor or Onyeka Nwelue or Kiru Taye or Helon Habila or Myne Whitman? No, no, no, no, no and no! Let me tell you the reason: Nigerians are not buying ebooks because of the oshofree Read More

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Winners of the AMAB-HBF flash fiction competition 2015 announced

January 5, 2016 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Ibrahim Ramalan AMAB in collaboration with Home of Book Foundation has announced the winners of the maiden edition of the Flash Fiction Competition. According to the chair of judges, Sola Olorunyomi, who is of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, out of the 72 entries received, 15 made the long list which was announced in October and Read More

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I See Her

January 5, 2016 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Tee saint I see her every night as I close my eyes to hit the hay. I see the one I, despite undeserving, had loved from afar. I see the damsel I had written this little but heartfelt piece to, approaching me. Her presence makes me feel the warmth of true love. Her stunningly beautiful face makes the angels Read More

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3rd KannyAward: We want to showcase patriotism through entertainment – Sarari

January 4, 2016 Muhammed Adamu 1

By Ibrahim Ramalan The CEO of Sarari Klassique Merchandise Ltd., organizers of Kannywood Awards, Dr. Ahmad Sarari, has said that the up-coming KannyAward which is slated for 30th of this January will not only acknowledge talents but also showcase patriotism through entertainment. According to a release signed by the CEO, this year’s award is themed: ‘Patriotism through Entertainment,’ in order Read More

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New Year message: Christians should always reflect on the second coming of Christ – Clergy

January 4, 2016 Muhammed Adamu 0

Methodist Bishop, Diocese of Kubwa, Abuja, Rt. Rev. Rufus Babalola, has called on the Christian faithful across the country to use the occasion of Christmas and New Year to go closer to God and always reflect on the second coming of Christ. The cleric made this call during the 2016 Covenant Service held at the Methodist Cathedral of Grace Kubwa, Read More

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The euro debuts

January 4, 2016 Muhammed Adamu 0

On this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne’s reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the “euro” debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets. Eleven European Union (EU) nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain), representing some 290 million people, launched Read More

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Mbanefo reiterates commitment to partner Kano

January 4, 2016 Muhammed Adamu 0

The Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Mrs. Sally Mbanefo has reiterated her commitment to the actualization of partnership with Kano State especially in the area of marketing and promotion of domestic tourism. She made this declaration during a courtesy visit to the Corporation by a four-man delegation from the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji (Dr.s) Abdullahi Read More

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Women of Rubies launch of website to inspire, empower Nigerian women

December 24, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 1

Stories by Ibrahim Ramalan with agency report A new website, www.womenofrubies.com, has been launched for the inspiration and empowerment of Nigerian women both home and in Diaspora.Women of Rubies (WoR) is a capacity building and inspirational website focused on celebrating the giant strides of women in the society. The website seeks to educate, inform, inspire and motivate Nigerian, and African Read More

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5 things every Nigerian girl actually wants for Christmas

December 24, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

Black girls are often regarded as the most beautiful and intelligent group of women in Africa. Although every lady has a unique taste, there are certain things each one of them crave and will not hesitate to include on their secret Santa list. Jovago.com, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking portal has put together a list items Nigerian girls want Read More

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Don’t have sex with him till you consider these 3 important things

December 23, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

…5 categories men always put women in The hookup culture in modern society makes it look like sex is the best way to finding the right one. This has totally damaged the dating culture in out society because relationships are now more focused on sexual intimacy than emotional intimacy. Women tend to disregard emotional intimacy which includes sharing each other’s Read More

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FEPSGA: Sportsmanship to statesmanship

December 23, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 1

By Unogwu Vincent The introduction of the Federation of Public Service Games FEPSGA as far back as 1980 is a great stride towards attaining statesmanship through sportsmanship. FEPSGA is a quest that persists through time, bringing men and women of civil and public service into a single fold of competitive sports. The idea behind FEPSGA is not just to ascribe Read More

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Christmas meals

December 23, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

Looking for a way to spice up your Christmas dinner, step away from the good old dishes and make your table look mouth-wateringly unique? I have searched and found a few recipes (thanks to allnigerianrecipes.com) that are bound to do the trick. They are just special twists to the normal dishes that we know, hence they don’t look strange as Read More

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Notes on Emman Shehu and the Abuja Writers Forum

December 22, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Ladi Opaluwa Members of the Abuja Writers’ Forum (AWF) gathered at the Terrazo restaurant, Garki, Abuja, for a critique session. The atmosphere was familial: handshakes, hugs, pecks and conversation. Meanwhile, the founder and president of the association, Emman Shehu, was on the phone giving direction to those on their way, to ensure no one got lost on the deserted Read More

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The Cabals and the Naked Dance: A collection of short stories to be unveiled soon

December 22, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

By  Ibrahim Ramalan Short Story collections, written by Prof. Mnguember Vicky Sylvester,  a Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Abuja, has recently been completed and is due for unveiling anytime soon. While giving a teaser to the book, the author said that people that wallow through these tough times of evolving democracy in Nigeria characterize the Read More

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A New Nigeria is possible – It begins with you!

December 22, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

IBRAHIM RAMALAN reviews ‘A new Nigeria is Possible’, a book that chronicles the ordeals of Nigeria project and the possible solutions that would usher in a New Nigeria Order recently unveiled during a media presentation and public declaration of the New Nigeria Orientation Initiative (N-noi) all of which are under the auspices of Youth Afrique Leadership Forum (YALF) Nigeria is Read More

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Meet a 31-year-old reporter that is leading the fight for better pay at the Toledo Blade

December 21, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Anna Clark, CJR Rosenkrans is an accomplished education reporter at the Toledo Blade, the president of the local Guild unit, and the co-chair of the union negotiating team. He is also 31 years old, with a beard that wouldn’t be out of place in hipster Brooklyn. And, by his own description, he is “not an old ink-stained wretch droning Read More

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Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland

December 21, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

On this day in 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cassette player detonated in the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude of 31,000 Read More

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New media, youth and security in Africa

December 17, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

Recently, the Pan -African Alliance on Media and Information Literacy (PAMIL), UNESCO and DW Akademie hosted the 2nd Pan African Conference on Media and Information Literacy, MIL, which discussed issues around the media, youth and peace on the continent. ADAM ALQALI reports The need for African youth to have access to the right information in the media and have the Read More

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Children have been sidelined for so long – Okonkwo

December 17, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

Rosemary Opara Okonkwo, a Virologist and mother of one, hails from Imo state and is married to a UK-based mental health doctor from Anambra state.In this chat with ENE OSANG, Okonkwo, who is also a fashion designer, caterer and trainer of women and children on skill acquisition and cooking, harps on the importance of skill acquisition for all. What is Read More

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Kannywood Awards 3rd edition set to hold Jan 16

December 14, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Ibrahim Ramalan The third edition of Kannywood Awards, which is considered to be the largest gathering of Hausa movie artistes, Technical crew, relevant individuals and groups in the country has been set to hold on January 16, 2016 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. According to the statement made available to newsmen, the 2016 edition will comprise of more Read More

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8 tips to keeping a healthy beard

December 9, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

Men don’t have a lot to do in terms of grooming, in comparison to the ladies but the one thing that I know almost all men pay attention to is their beards. It’s not about being Metrosexual, it’s just about being neat. So here’s eight ways you can stay in the fresh beard gang: Don’t be in a hurry A Read More

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Going for marriage therapy? Here are three things you should never do

December 9, 2015 Muhammed Adamu 0

Wives…as much as therapy is meant to make things better, if it isn’t working put a hold on it Constant name-calling, dirty fights are the most common signs of a toxic relationship. Readers chose constant name-calling and dirty fights between couples as the most common sign that all isn’t well in your relationship A recent article talked about couples stuck Read More

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