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EFCC Docks Socialite Over N12million Scam

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 arraigned a society lady, Vera Johnson before Justice Ibrahim M.  Buka of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.  Johnson was docked on a four-count charge of obtaining the sum of twelve million naira (N12,000,000) from one Obiageli Obidiaso under false pretence of securing a plot of land for her in Wuye District, Abuja ...

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Don’t Scrap Civic Education Programme,ICE tells Presidency

A Civil Society Organization, Initiative for Civic Education ,ICE has called on the presidency to take another look at its plan to merge  Civic Education with other courses in Nigerian schools .Dr Lanre Adebayo,executive secretary, ICE  stated in a letter to Dr Ike Neliaku , Senior Special Assistant (Administration), Office of the First Lady of Nigeria, the Presidency, Aso Rock Villa  noting that “we are wr ...

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Taraba -Based DSK Foundation ‘sees humanitarian services and public philanthropy as a call to duty’

By Ejike Umunnabuike Jr & Lami Sheikh with additional reports from Steven Sughter Peverga   DSK, a Taraba State-based philanthropic Foundation is reaching  out to an impressive population of  less privileged Taraba State citizenry  through regular communal empowerment projects. Speaking to Newdiaryonline.com , a spokesman of the DSK Foundation, Barrister Jime Yongo, a private legal practitioner dom ...

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Report on DSWF Global Canvas School Arts, Poetry Exhibition and Prize-giving Programme

By Oluwambe Amodu Venue: Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom. The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation  Global Canvas Art and Poetry Competition  is an  annual children’s competition which is  part of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Art for Survival programme.It was  established in 2004 to encourage young people to express their concern for the environment, and in particular the endangered spe ...

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NHRC To Audit Public Buildings

The National Human Rights Commission is to carry out accessibility audit of public buildings in the country to ascertain their accessibility by persons with disabilities.  Prof. Bem Angwe, the Commission’s Executive Secretary disclosed this when he visited the Managing Director of Federal Housing Authority, (FHA) Arc. Terver Gemade at the FHA Headquarters today. According to Prof. Angwe, persons with disabi ...

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Obasanjo, Shonekan, Dankwabo, others to grace Oke’s book presentation

Former head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan and former president ,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will on Friday, March 30, 2012 join other key players in the Nigerian State to  present the book titled “The Nigerian Financial System”  to the public. The presentation of the book authored by the past president, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria,  Late Ebenezer Folorunso Oke is pl ...

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March Guest Writer Session Features Ameh, Iloduba

The tempo of the 2012 series of  the Guest Writer Session will rise higher by several pulses on March 31 with Theresa  Oyibo Ameh and K K Iloduba as the featured authors. An initiative of the Abuja Writers’ Forun (AWF) which started in June 2008 and has become the template for similar programmes nationwide, the Guest Writer Session holds by 4pm at the Pen and Pages Bookstore, Wuse 2, Abuja. Teresa Ameh  hai ...

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Niger Governor Gives NYSC New Orientation Camp

The Niger state Government has set another record through its successful acquisition of a new suitable and befitting orientation camp for the Batch A of the National Youth Service Corps members in line with the directive of the Director General of NYSC. The move by the State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu was borne out of his genuine interest in the youth and  educational development of the country as ...

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FG May Leglislate Against Indiscriminate Construction Of Boreholes nationwide amid moves to tackle water troubles

By Ejike Umunnabuike Jr: General Editor, with additional reports from Iyasiki Dan-Opulah Nigeria’s Water Resources Minister, Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, has hinted that, the Federal Ministry of Water Resource, Abuja is considering authoring, sponsoring and presenting a public Bill to the National Assembly for purposes of regulating, water-resources premised projects in the country. The Bill, when in place, wil ...

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Arojah Concepts And The Korean Cultural Centre Join In World Poetry Day Celebration

Jim Pressman, Abuja The 2nd Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast, a one day commemorative event jointly organized by Abuja -based Arojah Concepts and the Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea will hold Wednesday 21st March (at 4.00pm) at the Korean Cultural Centre, 2nd floor, Rivers House, Ralph Shodeinde Street (opposite Ministry of Finance) in the Central Business District of the FCT. ...

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Barrister Ozioma Izuora: Second Time Out -A Sneak Preview!

By Jim Pressman Abuja Barrister Ozioma Izuora, Executive Director, Mediators & Advocates of Peace (LAMPAIX), is is dedicated to Peace-Building and Conflict Resolution work. Her first novel, Dreams Deferred (first published by Topaz Books and then re-issued by Kraftgriots in 2010) won the ANA/NDDC Ken Saro-Wiwa Prose Prize in 2009. Her second novel just came off the Kraftgriots hotplates and is due for p ...

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Kabura Zakama:A Poet’s Passion For Words

  By Tunji Ajibade Not many things can be done successfully without passion. The Fulani poet, Kabura Zakama should know, and he showed much of it, at the October edition of Abuja Writers’ Forum (AWF’s) Guest Writer Session. “My first effort at writing poems was an attempt to express my feelings; so many of the poems you find in this book are very personal. When you read them, you read part of my life,” ...

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