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Nigeria: Between Halloween and our culture

The last day of October, every year, to the people of Canada, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom, is the Halloween Day. This has its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain. Halloween activities commonly include wearing scary costumes, attending costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, playing pranks, telling ghost stories or other frightening […]


Iran disowns intercepted arms

*Shipment rattles security forces, FG summons envoys The arms intercepted at  the Lagos Port steeped further into controversy yesterday as Iran said there was no clear evidence linking it to the shipment. Iran’s response contradicted the claim by an international shipping firm that the weapons originated from the country. Israeli  officials had on Thursday accused […]


Nigeria: 2011 election crucial to Nigeria future -Jonathan goodluck

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians not to see the 2011 elections was not about his candidature alone, but about the future of the country. Jonathan who was speaking at a fund raiser organised by his 2011 presidential campaign organisation therefore task Nigerians to move beyond the limitations of sectional and parochial interests in order […]


Nigeria: FIFA Lifts Nigeria Ban

(Codewit)Pleased with the progress made thus far, the executive committee of FIFA has decided to lift the suspension slammed against the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after receiving confirmation that the court actions against elected members of the NFF had ceased and that they could now work without hindrance.  This decision was taken today at Zurich, […]


Zimbabwe denies eviction plans

Zimbabwean government denied claims that it was planning mass evictions from a shantytown outside Harare. The denial comes after Amnesty International said the government had threatened about 20 000 residents of Hatcliffe Extension with eviction if they failed to pay a $140 “lease renewal fee” – an unaffordable sum for the shantytown’s impoverished residents. In […]


Presidential aspirants Ribadu differ on improvement of education sector

While other presidential candidates declined the demand by stakeholders in the education sector to present their policies on education, three: Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Nuhu Ribadu of the Action Congress of Nigeria, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, at the weekend, presented their programmes on how to tackle […]