ISSUES: Why FG Should Declare Hijrah A Public Holiday – Rasheed Abubakar

  Some 1,438 years ago, the best man to ever set foot on mother earth, Muhammad the son of Abdullah (peace be upon him), was driven out of Makkah, his city of birth, for calling to the servitude of the One and Only Creator, Allah (SWT) by his tribesmen, the Quraysh. In a few days, the over 2 billion Muslims worldwide who embrace the universality of Prophet Muhammad’s message will welcome the beginning of the Islamic New Year, Hijrah 1439 A. H.   Literally, Hijrah means movement from one place…

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Marriage not bed of roses –Pastor Joy Akintunde

Pastor Mrs. Joy Akintunde is the wife of Bishop Joseph Akintunde of The Glory Place, Ikotun, Lagos State. In this interview with ESTHER BAKARE, she speaks about how God called her husband into ministry as well as factors that sustain marriage   Could you tell about your background? My name is Pastor Mrs. Joy Akintuntunde from Ogori in Kogi State. I schooled mainly in the North while staying with my uncle in Katsina. They normally transfer him from one state to another as a school principal under the Federal Ministry…

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Python Dance: Nigeria entering into war situation, says Ezeife

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former Governor of Anambra State and onetime Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Political Matters, in this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE condemns the recent attacks on Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) by soldiers with the Operation Python Dance in the South-East and insists on restructuring of the country   What is your reaction to the recent attack on IPOB members in the South-East and the setting up of Operation Python Dance II there? I want to take this opportunity to appeal to all to help talk…

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Why we must take mental health awareness seriously– Oluranti Kazzim

Oluwaranti Monsurat Kazzim is the wife of member of the House of Representatives, representing Abeokuta North/Obafemi-Owode/ Odeda Federal Constituency, Honourable Mukaila Olayiwola Kazzim, better known as Micky Kazzim. She is a qualified and registered psychiatric nurse consultant who has practiced in the United Kingdom for many years. She returned to the country to float a mental health consultation centre where elderly home services and physical and mental health care can be accessed by many. WOLE ADEPOJU engages the beautiful, articulate woman in a chat, where she speaks extensively on why…

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I’m not in a haste to get married –Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, has advised ladies not to be in a haste to get married; adding that being single is a blessing that should not be taken for granted. Omowunmi, who is single at the moment is of the opinion that the period of singleness is when women learn how best to serve their household when they eventually start a family. In her words, “Being single is the time you use in getting yourself ready to serve your household. Do not take it for granted,…

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Sinking, mansions: VGC residents panic, landlords shop for buyers

•Terrifying cracks, stagnant pools of water in homes •Three buildings demolished within a week •Oga abandoned home -Domestic staff •Many houses fail integrity test –Structural engineer   Tai Anyanwu Beyond the exclusive façade of the Victoria Garden City (VGC), the high-brow residential estate located on the bourgeoning Lekki axis of Lagos State, are alarming numbers of sinking duplexes and other buildings. The structures, which have become death traps, perching on well-tended courts, have thrown residents of the exquisite city into panic; and many occupants have either vacated their apartments, put…

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Bossladies Nest 20: The gods must be crazy!

Juliet Bumah The honk jarred Adele awake and she shot out of bed like a bullet leaving the pistol. Then, she sat down almost immediately as weariness overwhelmed her. But, it’s almost 9am. She should be on her way by now. Whatever made her oversleep! Well, it was a Saturday morning and her body must have relaxed since she wasn’t going to the office. Anyway, she’d been overworking herself of late and home gave her no respite. She and Jay had been living like cat and dog. He only talked…

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