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A former military head of state as well as the convener and chairman of Nigeria Prays, Gen Yakubu Gowon, yesterday led other Christian leaders  to Osogbo for a one-day national prayer rally for the country.
The prayer rally held at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Osogbo was organised by the South-West Zone of the Nigeria Prays Group with the theme “Never Again”, and Bible passage was  taken from Isaiah 62:8.
Gowon led the Christian leaders from Osun, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti and Lagos states in prayers of thanksgiving.
They also thanked God for dousing the tension that came with the last general elections and for … >>> Read Full Story



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Islamic believers across the globe are currently basking in euphoric mood of Eid al – Adha festival; the feast of sacrifice. Many lessons could be drawn from the annual feast as Nigerian muslims celeberate this yearly festival alongside their counterparts worldwide. The festival is beyond merrymaking. Its lessons could serve as antidotes to Nigeria’s religious bigotry and social disharmony.

Eid al – Adha fondly called Eid el – Kabir preaches the disposition of unconditional affection to the destitute. Every financially buoyant muslim was encouraged to slaughter and equally divide their Qurbani (sacrificial animal) into three portions according to Prophet Muhammad teachings. A share … >>> Read Full Story



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P-HARCOURT—Nigeria’s leading cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc, has said the rate consumers were winning valuable prizes in its ongoing national consumer promotion, tagged ‘bag of goodies’, was not a gimmick but a means of giving back to the loyal consumers of its cement products.
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Chairman, Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko Dangote, stated this in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at a ceremony to reward winners in the promo where a 35-year-old engineer and businessman, Tochukwu Anthony, from Enugu State, won the star prize of a brand new GACs car, while Amadi Richard and Julius Ilabeshi won flat screen LED TV sets apiece.

A 70-year-old moin-moin seller, … >>> Read Full Story



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Manchester United have confirmed that Johan Guadagno, Dillon Hoogewerf and Mateo Mejia have joined the club.
The Red Devils also confirmed that the club have signed a new contract extension with Paul Woolston and Luca Ercolani.

Man United made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Sunday.
The statement read: “Manchester United is pleased to confirm new deals for Academy players in the Under-23s and Under-18s.
“Two members of Neil Wood’s squad, Paul Woolston and Luca Ercolani, have signed fresh contracts to continue their development with the Under-23s.

“Woolston, a goalkeeper formerly with Newcastle United, appeared in the final two Premier … >>> Read Full Story



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Elder Mathew Emiohe is a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State and a board member of the state-owned Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. In this interview with PATRICK OCHOGA, he speaks on the crisis rocking the party in the state and other salient issues.
Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) is presently embroiled in an intractable crisis. As a party leader, what are your thoughts?
If I tell you that I am not disturbed about this crisis I’ll be telling a lie.  What is happening in the state is a very big distraction. The problem is that the principal … >>> Read Full Story



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The way America may decline is the route that countries like Iceland, Japan, Poland, Hungary, North Korea, and to some extent South Korea and even China are avoiding as these countries forge into the 21st century and beyond. Since the time of World War I and up to the present time America has had a wonderful century of world domination in politics, economics, industry, military, entertainment, and myriad of endeavours but, sadly, the US society is changing fast before our very eyes this second decade of the 21st century.
Fact is nothing kills the progression of a country faster than unbridled multiculturalism, also … >>> Read Full Story



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By Aliyu Dangida, with agency report

Birnin Kebbi—Two prominent traditional rulers, the Emir of Gwandu and Chairman, Kebbi Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, and the Emir of Dutse in Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Sunusi yesterday lent their voices to the raging issue of insecurity in the country. While the Emir of Gwandu attributed the current security challenges in the country to what he called satanic behavious like rape, homosexuality and lesbianism, the Emir of Dutse is seeking severe punishment  for any convicted rapist. Both leaders spoke on the occasion of the Moslem festival of Eid-el-Kabir, which was celebrated nationwide yesterday.
Emir of Gwandu and … >>> Read Full Story