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List of Centenary Honours Award Recipients

PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE ON NIGERIA’S CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS LIST OF CENTENARY HONOURS AWARD RECIPIENTS   The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR has approved the conferment of Centenary Honours Awards on the following Nigerians and friends of Nigeria in the various categories listed below: A.      CONTRIBUTORS...

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Guest Post: Why you should travel around Nigeria

By Pelu Awofeso Recently, I travelled to Kaduna on a sightseeing visit in the company of four friends. As we rode into the outskirts of the capital, one exclaimed: “I didn’t know these people dress like this—as in, wear shirts and jeans. I thought they’ll be in kaftans and hijabs.”...

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Grand Finale

On January 1st 1914, Nigeria’s journey to nationhood commenced when the Northern and Southern Protectorates were amalgamated into one country by the colonial authorities. As Nigeria celebrates 100 years – we are celebrating a journey underlined by a determination to excel and remain united as a strong indivisible entity. The...

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The Place of Prostitution

In January, the web-based newspaper Premium Times published an explosive investigative journalism story on prostitution and sex trafficking in Nigeria. In it, reporter Tobore Ovorie went undercover for four months as a high-end call girl. The story of her experience was a gripping tale of theft, murder and witchcraft which suggested that the networks that...

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Grand Finale Programme

On January 1st 1914, Nigeria’s journey to nationhood commenced when the Northern and Southern Protectorates were amalgamated into one country by the colonial authorities. As Nigeria celebrates 100 years – we are celebrating a journey underlined by a determination to excel and remain united as a strong indivisible entity. The...

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What Are You Thankful For?

The holidays are often a stressful, anxious time for all of us. We worry about whether we’ll have enough money for food and gifts, we fret about how to cater for family. The price of everything everywhere has gone up and those of us who are travelling will find that...

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Nigerians and the Mob Mentality

As the country amps itself for the holiday season, the everyday stresses that characterize life in Nigeria often escalate. This is often a period of heightened armed robberies and fraud. It is also a heightened period for mob violence. This week a young man was mobbed to death by a...

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Farewell Nelson Mandela!

The iconic former president of South Africa, Dr. Nelson Mandela, died on Thursday, December 5th, 2013, after a long battle with a respiratory illness. He was 95 years old. Today his body lies in State in South Africa in the same building where he was sworn in as the country’s...

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Does Nigeria Have a Problem with Women?

Still from a Nollywood movie shows a husband beating his wife while a neighbour looks on. Violence against women is a problem all over the world – regardless of education, status and location. According the UN’s 2010 report on Women in the World, most of the physical, sexual and psychological violence...