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Canadian cabinet minister and MP, Maryam Monsef, 31, in apparent confusion about her country of birth

Democratic Reform Minister Maryam Monsef says she was shocked to discover that she was born in Mashhad, Iran. DAVE CHAN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL OTTAWA BUREAU CHIEF MARCH 24, 2017SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 Democratic Reform Minister Maryam Monsef, whom the Liberals have championed as this country’s first Afghan-born MP, says she was actually born and lived most […]

In search of the ‘detribalized’ Nigerian – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | November 3, 2017 – Nigerians love buzzwords – slogans that are repeated frequently enough, (and imbued with assumed values), that they begin to sound like established facts or self-evident truths. One of the favourite mantras in Nigeria today is the notion of the ‘detribalized’ Nigerian. Depending on the […]

Poem – God Bless Texas – Standing strong against Harvey By Emeka Chiakwelu

God Bless Texas – Standing strong against Harvey By Emeka Chiakwelu A meddling dew night Disastrous darkness shrouded in duplicity Destabilizing wind deepen with wrecking flood But what are you? Wind, rain and Yes a flood – a voracious evil Multidimensional devilish character Houston is in its place – beautiful and evergreen So is our […]

Beware of Those that Fight the Mirror – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | November 3, 2017 – If you look into the mirror and see dirt on your face, you clean your face and leave the mirror alone. Even, if you choose to ignore the dirt on your face, as revealed by the mirror, you still do not bother the mirror. […]

As we remember Ken Saro-Wiwa – 22 years after his murder

By Fegalo Nsuke The 1995 hanging of nine Ogoni human rights activists remains a permanent stain on Nigeria’s claim to civilization. The role Shell played in the hangings will continue to question the company’s credibility and public perception no matter how much she invests to launder her battered image as the chief sponsor of terror […]

Still on the Return of History – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | November 3, 2017 | NNP | The hue and cry in opposition to the eradication of History Studies from our primary and secondary schools has eventually paid off. Its notional existence for about three decades has proved catastrophic to a nation and generations interred in ignorance or incapacity. A proclamation […]

‘Billions Stolen In Fashiola’s Ministry’

Senator Dino Melaye has accused the Babatunde Fashola-led Ministry of Power, Works and Housing of spending monies not appropriated in its budget. Melaye raised an alarm on the ‘monumental fraud’ in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing. Speaking on the floor of the Senate, yesterday, Melaye accused the ministry of spending monies not appropriated […]

Police seize €50m opiates meant to finance Islamic State

Italy seized more than 24 million tablets of a synthetic opiate that Islamic State militants planned to sell to finance attacks around the world, the head of a southern Italian court said on Friday. According to a statement from the court, the pills were seized by finance police and customs officials in the container port […]

Lagos opposes Synagogue, engineers’ ‘no-case’ submission on manslaughter charges

Oladimeji Ramon The Lagos State Government on Friday said it opposed the ‘no-case’ submission filed by the defendants in the case of the collapsed Synagogue Church of All Nations’ building, which killed about 116 persons in September 2014. The defendants in the case are the Registered Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations and […]

Football tournament holds in Sambisa forest

Football tournament holds in Sambisa forest Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Youths in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State have been organised by the Nigerian Army into 16 teams in a football competition in the Sambisa Forest area. Our correspondent learnt the 8 Task Force Division put the competition together to prevent the radicalisation and recruitment […]

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