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Malaria Kills A Child Every Minute, Says WHO

•Kids suffering from malaria in hospital

Eromosele Ebhomele As the world prepares for the annual World Malaria Day Friday, the World Health Organisation, WHO, says malaria is still a major health challenge in Nigeria and other African countries as it kills an average of a child every minute. It announced that 40 per cent of global malaria deaths occur in just […]

If I Come Back Again, I Will Still Be A Celibate Catholic Priest

•Archbishop Job

Archbishop Felix Adeosin Alaba Job, who recently retired from active service in the Catholic Church at 75, started his education at St. Paul’s Anglican School, Odogbolu, in present day Ogun State, in 1946. He moved to St. Peter’s Clever Primary School, Esure, Ijebu Mushin in 1948 and completed his elementary schooling there in 1953. In […]

The Genius Of Obafemi Awolowo And The Contest For His Political Space

Book reviewer, Kunle Ajibade Excutive Editor, TheNEWS

By Kunle Ajibade Bill Clinton, in an article he wrote for TIME magazine in 1999 titled “Captain Courageous,” described one of the best American presidents, F.D. Roosevelt, as an architect of grand political designs. Obafemi Awolowo could also be described as an architect of grand political designs. He was a great political builder among great […]

Let Jonathan rescue abducted school girls now, says Soyinka

Soyinka, Obi Ezekwezili at the book event

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka,has lashed out at President Goodluck Jonathan administration for its inability to rescue the 234 female students abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram. Soyinka also criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for participating and dancing at the Kano political rally barely a few hours […]

Nigerian writer,Ben Okri to be honoured by South African varsity

Ben Okri

Ben Okri, the famous Nigerian author of ‘Famished Road’ will receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Pretoria’s Autumn Graduation Ceremony in South Africa on Friday, the university said. In addition to the thousands of degrees which the university will bestow on its students, it will also honour some of the world’s foremost contributors […]

2Face, Omotola Others For Entertainment Confab


Sulaimon Mojeed-Sanni Some of Africa’s biggest acts are to speak at this year’s Nigerian Entertainment Conference organised by Nigeria Entertainment Today, NET. The event with the theme, ‘Creating Pathways To The Future’, takes place today at the Grand Ball Room, Eko Hotel & Suites. Nigeria’s sensational singer, 2Face Idibia would be speaking on the topic […]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Farewell To The Magic Muse

Garcia Marquez

By Niyi Osundare Gone, the Magic Muse of Aracataca. In a manner similar to his wondrous tales, I can see him levitating towards the skies, a pen in one hand, a trumpet in the other, a rueful smile on his face. For his body is too precious, too imperishable for the grave’s cramping dungeon and […]

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