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Revealed! Why Cultism Thrives in Lagos

Reasons have been given for the seemingly intractable problem of cultism, leading to why the constant onslaughts against secret cults in Lagos State by the police have failed to yield the desired results. The development followed Thursday’s re-arrest of a notorious secret cult leader, Abel Okwo, in Lagos two months …

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Grace Ijeoma Umeh: The Coming of a ‘Home Girl’

She entered the race amidst thunderous applause and accolades. Diligence, dedication and dogged determination to effect positive change in the area of accountability in the running of the affairs of the national body of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, NUJ, must have spurred the drive to give a push that …

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John McCain’s Last Fight

  John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively uninviting President Donald Trump from his funeral, then leaving as a legacy some fierce final words for the leader of his party, who is now a …

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Scientists Detects Gene Causing Breast Cancer in Nigerian Women

A multinational research team has identified the genes responsible for inherited breast cancer in Nigerian women, according to the study published in the 21 August issue of the Journal for Clinical Oncology. “This is the first study to use high-throughput genomic analysis of African women,” said study author Olufunmilayo Olopade, …

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Nigeria: Smartest People, Mediocre Nation 

BRITISH Nobel laureate Dorothy Hodgkin once noted that the University of Lagos was one of the v world centres of expertise in her specialist field of chemical crystallography.* *Ahmadu Bello University Zaria had the first world class computer centre in Africa.* *The University of Ife had a notable pool of …

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Tourism: 8 of the Best Safari Destinations in Africa

There are many game reserves to choose from. With so many spectacular game reserves to choose from, determining the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime African safari experience is no easy task for travelers. From Tanzania’s protected Serengeti National Park, to Botswana’s brutally wild Kalahari Desert, here’s our pick of eight of the finest …

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Uncovering the Ancient Rituals and Secrets in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Famed for its coffee, wildlife, and ancient architecture, Ethiopia is fast becoming one of Africa’s biggest tourist draws, and for good reason. We’ve done some investigating and highlighted some of the most extraordinary sites that the country has to offer. Addis Ababa—a name that means ‘New Flower’—is home to …

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Remembering Music Icon, Teddy Pendergrass and the Car Accident

Teddy Pendergrass was driving his new Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit through the treacherous curves of Lincoln Drive, when he lost control of the vehicle near the East Falls section in Philly. The singer was traveling with a transsexual dancer named Tenika (John) Watson, who performed at Philadelphia clubs. The singer lost …

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Lagos Stand Still to Receive Ace Environmentalist, Nnimmo Bassey

Launches community office  and school boat for Makoko community Honoured by Makoko  community for his support and  60th birthday celebration   Presented the Third Nnimmo Bassey Educational Scholarship for Makoko children   It was a celebration befitting a king. Everyone, including the celebrant was wowed by the colourful reception. Nnimmo …

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The Very Wild World of Local Hunters

Poetic skills and mystical powers provide entertainment in a rural community, Irele Ekiti, where GBOYEGA ADEOYE witnessed the traditional hunters’ festival called ‘Ijala Are Ode’. The local hunters converged, forming a great ring around the bonfire glowing in the dark village.  Not far from the spot of the huge bonfire …

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