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13year Old #Nigerian Boy Dies After Trying To Save A Drowning Girl (Photos)

13 year old Ricky Osagie (pictured above, his dad right) from Warrenstown died on Saturday June 21st following a brave attempt to try to save a girl who had got into trouble swimming in a man-made pond at Waterville Hall residential complex in Blanchardstown, Dublin on Friday June 20th. According to Irish Mirror, a friend of Ricky’s, a teenage girl, got into the water and was almost drowning when Ricky ... Read More »

University Drop-Out, Onyeka Nwelue Appointed Lecturer At The University Of Hong Kong

26 year-old Nigerian writer and filmmaker, Onyeka Nwelue, who dropped out from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has been appointed a visiting lecturer of African Studies at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Hong Kong. On welcoming him, the head of department, Dr. Marketa Moore said: “Mr. Nwelue, it would be a great honour to have you as a guest lecturer in ... Read More »


Today is a sad day for intellectual arrogance and academic pomposity in Ekiti. This is the effect of a habit that has been developed over 5 decades.  Most of us grew up in Ekiti towns and villages, went to primary schools,  walked the streets, went to the farm bare-footed, played ‘iresupa’ with our agemates, listened to the old women telling us folklores, participated in all our local cultural activities, spoke no other language but the ... Read More »

#Brazil2014: The Video Highlights Of #Nigeria,Iran Match

Iran and Nigeria play out the first draw of the 2014 World Cup, and the first game without goals, withneither side able to break the deadlock in a 0-0 stalemate. [DOWNLOAD VIDEO] ……………………………………………………………… Got a news tip, job opening, articles or music submission for us? Please send to, [ Read More »

Article: Take Labaran #Maku Back to School and Teach Him Again.

Democracy and representation aver that, in a democracy, government serves as a representative because it is elected by the people. The claims can be true on the following premise. (1) If elections are freely contested and participation is all-encompassing and citizens benefit from political liberties, then government will act in the best interest of its people.  (2) if election serves to hold government accountable for the consequence of its past ... Read More »

CONVENTION: Cracks appear in #APC

Following the national convention of the All Progressives Congress held on Friday, cracks have started to appear in the nation’s main opposition party, checks have revealed. Contrary to feelers from the APC that its leaders emerged at the convention through hitch-free consensus, some notable members of the party have expressed anger over the manner the leaders emerged, threatening future actions. A notable founding member of the party, Chief Tom Ikimi, ... Read More »

How Oyegun Became #APC National Chairman

Deft politicking, last minute conciliations, and strategic compromises all came into play at the weekend in Abuja to produce the first substantive national chairman of All Progressives Congress during the party’s first national convention. Chief John Oyegun was elected chairman of the merger party in a broad political consensus that saw the withdrawal of other contestants, including former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, who had been backed by APC’s ... Read More »

THE ROAD TO HELL – Mike-Onolememen

By Adeola Akinremi I travelled through Calabar-Ugep-Katsina Ala Federal Highway in Cross River State a few days ago and it felt like a road to hell. To compound my woe, I was moving at that time of the day when the shadows of the evening had enveloped the road and its environ. Of course, I saw the grim picture of the road as I returned from Ogoja to Calabar the ... Read More »

#Rockefeller Foundation invests $.5m in #Ajegunle IT project

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a grant of $500,000 to Paradigm Initiative Nigeria for the expansion of its project. The project has worked since 2007 from Ajegunle, an acclaimed underserved community in Lagos State, to connect Nigerian youths with Information and Communication Technology-enabled opportunities. It employs a ‘train-the-trainer’ capacity-building model that uses a positive peer pressure concept to transform Ajegunle as a model for intervention in other underserved communities ... Read More »

SHOCKING REVELATION : How Misdiagnosis Led To Dora #Akunyili’s Death [Full #Report]

When Mrs Dora Nkem Akunyili was the Zonal Secretary (South-east) of the Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund in 1998, Nigerian doctors gave her what many of her family members considered to be a health scare. They said she had a growth and needed surgery. Akunyili, then 44, decided to travel to the United States, first to get a second opinion and then undergo the prescribed surgery. The bill for the medical ... Read More »

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