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Ikoli Harcourt Whyte: The Leper Boy Who Composed 200 Igbo Hymns

by "> - 26 March 2017

He had a choice to commit suicide but chose to find a deeper and true meaning to his life. Ikoli Harcourt Whyte, diagnosed of leprosy at the age of 14, chose to be closer to God and in the process, received a cure, got a gift of music that saw him composing over 200 hymns in Igbo, a language that was not...

Breaking News

“No Group Will Hold Nigeria to Ransom under My Watch”, Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday has warned that no group of insurgents will hold Nigeria to ransom under his watch. He therefore urge Nigerians and the whole world to be eternally vigilant, warning that terrorism has no boarders. This was contained in a statement released by the Special Adviser, Media, Mr Femi Adesina and personally signed by President Buhari, to commemorate the third anniversary...

Politics

Fayose Pays Solidarity Visit to Kanu as Court Grants Bail

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday paid a solidarity visit to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and followed him to the Federal High Court, Abuja, where he was granted bail on health grounds. Fayose arrived early at Kuje prisons Abuja to meet Kanu and was reported to have met all security requirements set by prison officials before he met Kanu. He had an...

Business

Court Strikes Out Obanikoro’s N100m Suit against EFCC

A Federal High Court, Lagos on Monday struck out  a N100million Fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by the members of family of former Minister of State for Defence, Mr Musiliu Obanikoro, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Abdulaziz Anka, the trial judge in his ruling said that the application was incompetent.    The former minister;  his wives,  Fati...

Entertainment

President Buhari Felicitates with Ebenezer Obey at 75

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated multi-talented entertainer and gospel music maestro, Evangelist Ebenezer Fabiyi Obey, on his 75th birthday, April 3, 2017. In a letter to the evangelist, signed by his Special Adviser, Media, President Buhari said: ‘‘Please accept my congratulations, and that of teeming Nigerians, on this occasion of your 75th birthday anniversary; ‘‘Chief Commander...

Health

How Shell, Dow Poisoned Water for Californian People

For decades, Shell and Dow hid a highly potent cancer-causing chemical in two widely used pesticides, contaminating drinking water for millions of people in California and beyond, according to lawsuits detailed in a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The chemical 1,2,3-trichloropropane or TCP, was formerly an unwanted and ineffective byproduct in Dow’s Telone and Shell’s D-D...

Sports

Barcelona Targets Future Stars from Lagos Football Academy

One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on the continent. It is modelled on Barcelona’s flagship La Masia Academy in Spain which has produced stars such as Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Xavi. Officially known as FCBEscola...

Tech

NADDC Reaffirms FG Support for Nigerian Auto Policy

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government may have jettisoned the National Automotive Policy owing to discontented situation of the Nigerian economy at the moment. NADDC Director General, Engr. Aminu Jalal who recently refuted the allegation as baseless and unsubstantiated, said the Federal Government has already resolved...

Opinion

A Brief Letter to Diipo Famakinwa

Good morning Diipo, I have heard your soul is no more here, but your flesh is. Souls are like the life artery in mankind; they have speeches, they have a life of their own, they have ears to pick words, eyes to see and senses to perceive. You should, therefore be reading me now. I do not know why you choose to suddenly abandon the work and career you had chosen: to integrate the South West and make...

local News

Hon Ogunsakin Commissions Road to Senator Ojudu’s Family House

The Chairman of Ado-Ekiti Local Government, Hon Kazeem Ayodeji Ogunsakin during the Easter Season commissioned some projects embarked upon by his administration, including the road that leads to the family house of the Special Adviser(Political Matters) to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Ganiyu Babafemi Ojudu. Hon Ogunsakin was elected last year under People’s Democratic Party(PDP) while...

News

Mrs Ademola Resumes Back to Office as Lagos HOS

The wife of the embattled Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Mrs Olabowale Ademola resumed back to work today as Head of Service(HOS), Lagos State after the court acquitted her and her husband of corrupt charges. Mrs Ademola stepped down as HOS in December 2016 as she was battling a case of corruption along with her husband. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC...

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