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As Flag Carrier, Nigeria Air Sets to Roll

Each time I remember that Ethopian Airline is managed by a country in Africa, I get depressed. The airline acquired its 100th aircraft some few weeks ago. It remains one of the major mainstays of the country’s economy. Ethiopian Airline flies to more than 100 destinations across the world on …

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Orange as Curative for Blindness -Research

Eating just one orange a day  could prevent a common cause of blindness, according to a new research,  snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people’s risk of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which affects central vision, by 60 per cent. Lead author Professor Bamini Gopinath, from the University of …

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Thai Boys: Again, collective human spirit triumphs. By Owei Lakemfa.

A dozen  boys, members of a youth football club with the intimidating name, The Wild Boars, ventured into the six-mile Tham Luang Cave. The cave is  in the 1,275-kilometre long Doi Non Mountain Range in North Thailand.  The boys are aged 11-16  with  Wiboonrungrueng Chanin, being the youngest. With them …

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Pains, Anguish as Police Twins end Carrier in Tragic Accident

They were born together same day by same parents. One was named Hassan and the other Hussaini, in a bid by the parents to maintain inseparability by rhythm. Information gathered affirmed that the duo of Hassan and Hussaini were always together and that their love for one another was profound. …

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Ekiti Eid Prayer: How Fayose Nearly Usurp Chief Imam’s Role

Islamic Group Says It Is Provocative   The last may not have been heard about the recent melodramatic appearance of the Ekiti State  Governor, Ayodele Fayose  at the Eid praying ground at  Olokemeji Area of Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, even as a Muslim group,  Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) accused …

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Ashimolowo loses $3.9m to MMM-Like Ponzi

Kingsway International Christian Centre, a 12,000-member megachurch in Britain headed by Nigeria’s Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, lost $4.8 million to a Ponzi scheme after trustees carelessly invested money in it. The scam was the brainchild of former Premier League soccer player, Richard Rufus, who used to be a defender for Charlton …

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Inside Fiery Gbazango, Where Preacher Olawale Was Murdered

For many years, Deaconess Eunice Olawale played the role of an evangelist in Gbazango, a sprawling settlement in Kubwa, one of the satellite towns of Abuja. Like the town crier in a typical African village, she was usually the first to hit the streets, announcing her message loudly to the …

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How Enugu Hotel Presidential Became Cattle Grazing Field

Residents and visitors to Enugu metropolis may never come to terms with  the abandonment of  Enugu Hotel Presidential, renowned as the ‘Pride of the East, during the  eight years administration of  former Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State. Built after independence as part of the defunct  Eastern Government’s industrialization plan created …

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Revealed:Policemen Shun Service Rule, Take Over Danfo Driving Jobs In Lagos

Inspector Abudu (not full name) was yawning intermittently behind the wheel of a yellow commercial mini bus popularly called danfo on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Wednesday morning. From the expression on his face and the unfriendly disposition to his passengers, one could conclude that he was tired and needed rest. …

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Murder Of Army Colonel: If Not for God, He Would Have Killed Me- Suspect

When Colonel Samalia Inusa, a Chief Instructor at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna State, was abducted by unknown gunmen at Kamazo area of Kaduna Refinery Road, on March 26, 2016, many thought his abduction and eventual killing might have been a revenge mission by members of the …

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