Fela’s Headless Statue As Failed Mimicry

[Guardian] The festschrift or celebration of inimitable Olufela Anikulapo-Kuti is deservedly being positioned as an international or, even, global art and music event. The essential qualities of Fela’s great art and music characterised by a refreshing …

[Guardian] The festschrift or celebration of inimitable Olufela Anikulapo-Kuti is deservedly being positioned as an international or, even, global art and music event. The essential qualities of Fela's great art and music characterised by a refreshing admixture of nobility, grandeur and populism have been globally noted or identified as possessing great thoughts and noble feelings. Impressive, exalted and far above ordinary human qualities, Fela's music, for instance, is sublime being a thing of spirit; a spark leapi

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Why Secession Is Frowned Upon By International Community

[Nation] Talk of secession in some parts of the country has gained traction after leaders from the Coast on Friday said they had started taking legal steps towards splitting the region from the rest of the country.

[Nation] Talk of secession in some parts of the country has gained traction after leaders from the Coast on Friday said they had started taking legal steps towards splitting the region from the rest of the country.

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‘Young People Must Be Trustworthy, Hardworking to Excel’

[Guardian] Tijjani Mohammed Borodo has been the Company Secretary of FBN Holdings Plc (formerly known as First Bank of Nigeria Plc) since September 2012. He served as an Executive Vice President and Secretary of First Bank of Nigeria Ltd, General Manag…

[Guardian] Tijjani Mohammed Borodo has been the Company Secretary of FBN Holdings Plc (formerly known as First Bank of Nigeria Plc) since September 2012. He served as an Executive Vice President and Secretary of First Bank of Nigeria Ltd, General Manager and Deputy General Manager of FBN Holdings and Director, First Bank of Nigeria Plc. His banking career spans 29 years. He shared with journalists how he was able to transcend from public sector to a private organisation. Helen Oji and Gloria Ohaighe were there. Exerp

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Politics in Schools? Yes, If We Want Children to Be Active Citizens

[The Conversation Africa] The rights of children have come under the spotlight in South Africa recently. Corporal punishment, which has been banned in the country’s schools since 1996, is now also illegal in the home.

[The Conversation Africa] The rights of children have come under the spotlight in South Africa recently. Corporal punishment, which has been banned in the country's schools since 1996, is now also illegal in the home.

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Domestic Carriers Delayed Over 70% Flights in Third Quarter – Report

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Eight domestic carriers operated 13,255 flights in the third quarter of 2017 while 8,173 of the flights were delayed, according to the summary of flight operations by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Eight domestic carriers operated 13,255 flights in the third quarter of 2017 while 8,173 of the flights were delayed, according to the summary of flight operations by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

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Cyber Criminals Target Visitors to Kenya in Visa Scam

[East African] Two years after Kenya introduced online visa applications, cyber criminals are ripping off potential visitors of millions of shillings through copycat websites.

[East African] Two years after Kenya introduced online visa applications, cyber criminals are ripping off potential visitors of millions of shillings through copycat websites.

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Developing Countries Agree to Boost Connectivity, Infrastructure

[Daily Trust] The Abuja Declaration adopted by developing countries states that they have agreed to scale up investment in connectivity and infrastructure in order to launch themselves into the centre of the global economy.

[Daily Trust] The Abuja Declaration adopted by developing countries states that they have agreed to scale up investment in connectivity and infrastructure in order to launch themselves into the centre of the global economy.

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Dogara Tasks Agencies On New Approaches to Insecurity

[Guardian] Abuja -The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies to come up with fresh measures to tackle the security challenges threatening the nation’s democracy.

[Guardian] Abuja -The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies to come up with fresh measures to tackle the security challenges threatening the nation's democracy.

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‘Deployment of N388 Billion London Paris Club Largesse Confidential’

[Guardian] The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has told a Federal High Court, Lagos that the spending of N388.304 billion London Paris Club refunds by the states “is protected by professional privilege, and therefore confidential.”

[Guardian] The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has told a Federal High Court, Lagos that the spending of N388.304 billion London Paris Club refunds by the states "is protected by professional privilege, and therefore confidential."

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When Not to Contract External Loans

[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari has requested legislative approval to buy two pigs in a poke by way of external loans whose terms and conditions would only be known at the point of collection. A sovereign people should not be burdened with loans …

[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari has requested legislative approval to buy two pigs in a poke by way of external loans whose terms and conditions would only be known at the point of collection. A sovereign people should not be burdened with loans which they would repay in such a manner more so because the country possesses the wherewithal to raise the finances being sought.

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