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2018: MHEI targets 10,000 Abuja residents on mental health intervention

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

President, Mandate HealThempowerment Initiative (MHEI), Mr Ameh Zion, has said that it would provide mental health intervention for 10,000 residents within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2018. According to him, MHEI was able to sensitive and provide mental health intervention to over 2,800 people in various communities in 2018. Zion also added that the group would begin sensitisation of Read More

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FESTAC: Our maintenance culture is poor – Fakorede

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Shola Fakorede, President Festac Town Residents Association, in this chat with TOPE MUSOWO, speaks on the idea and achievements of FESTAC, among other issues On Festac at 40, assessment Well, so far so good, it is a combination of the good, the bad, the ugly, there are very good aspects of Festac and also the bad aspect which we are Read More

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Corps members urged to respect host communities

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ene Osang Abuja Corps members have been urged to always respect the culture and tradition of host communities in order to avoid getting into conflict with anyone of them. This was contained in a statement from the NYSC news desk, which indicated that the Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, gave the charge at the weekend while addressing corps members at Read More

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Yoruba language must not go into extinction – Ogun commissioner

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Peter Moses Abeokuta Ogun state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Muyiwa Oladipo, has called on stakeholders to revitalise Yoruba language and salvage it from going into extinction. Oladipo made the call yesterday at a press conference to herald this year’s edition of Ewa Ede, a cultural programme, in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. The programme with the theme “Yoruba Culture and Heritage: Read More

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‘Communities where twins’re still killed’

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Despite stopping the killing of twins at infancy in Nigeria many years ago by Mary Slessor in Calabar, Cross River state, some communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) still indulge in the practice, a News Agency of Nigeria investigation has revealed. The communities are: Gbajingala clan of Basa Komo, Chukuku, Gaube, Chibiri, Kulo, Kiyi, Gawu, and Sabo in Kuje Read More

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Let justice prevail in Bwari

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, should in the spirit of peaceful co-existence allow justice to prevail in the chieftaincy conundrum in Bwari. The minister should note that a Koro man from Niger State cannot be chief over Gbagyi people in Bwari area council. It is a tragedy in the making to impose a stranger on the Read More

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The Sunnah of monogamy, By Majeed Dahiru

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The belief that “African men are polygamous in nature” is an excuse often used to justify the infidelity of menfolk in marriages in African societies. That Islam permits polygamy has further legitimized this belief in Muslim African societies by conferring on the menfolk a sense of entitlement to look outside their matrimonial homes for extra marital affairs under the guise Read More

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Downside of early marriage

November 11, 2017 Administrator 0

By Ene Osang Children are not only regarded as future leaders, but also are potentially the greatest investment for the sustainable development of any country. However, the condition of Nigerian children is a pitiable one as the protection they need from parents, guardians, the government and society at large is almost unrealistic. The Nigerian child has been vulnerable to insecurity, Read More

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FG ready to replace Oil with Art, Culture

September 5, 2017 Administrator 0

…Tasks unemployed to take advantage The federal government has concluded plans to replace the booming oil industry with Art and Culture even as the former is yet to dry up, urging the unemployed Nigerians to take the advantage of the industry in early enough. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja at a cultural expo organised by the National Council for Arts and Read More