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In a long interview with an old friend who was writing for an Argentine magazine, the Pope put forward a 10-point plan for happiness. Here are Pope Francis’ tips for a happy life and...

In an election year, the Central Bank of Nigeria seems to be defending the nation’s currency with all its might. The nation’s currency, the naira, has remained fairly stable at the bureaux de change,...

Forty years ago – on October 1, 1974 – General Yakubu Gowon made his famous broadcast in which he said that handing over the reins of government to civilians on October 1, 1976, which...

A man who is almost certain to be sworn in as Enugu State governor on May 29, 2015, has been named: Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The anointing came at a stakeholders’ meeting called by incumbent governor...

APC chieftain Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) may have broken a pledge he made in 2011 by declaring his intention to take part in the APC presidential primaries already slated for October 16-18. His formal...

The remains of Brigadier-general Benjamin Adesanya Adekunle, who died on Saturday, September 13, at age 78, will be buried in Lagos this Friday. According to a statement released by his family, the burial ceremonies of...

The Muslim festival, Eid el-Kabir, is certain to be celebrated on October 3 or 4. The moon was sighted on September 24. Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Abubakar Saad III, who is the leader of Muslims...

Nigeria’s third-largest party, Labour Party (LP), will hold a national convention in Abuja on October 4. New officers of the party will be elected at the convention. Its current executive led by Dan Nwanyanwu...

Visitors from all corners of the globe, especially Islamic nations, are expected in Kano soon to witness the coronation of the 14th Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammad Sanusi II. The event first slated for September...

October 16 – By this date, Boko Haram and its terrorist activities would have declined significantly, according to Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. While making the promise on September 18, however, the president was more careful...

Tomatoes If tomatoes are kept in sunlight they will ripen too fast. If they are kept in cold temperature, it will cause the cell walls to break down and then they become soft and...

One of Nigeria’s trendiest artistes, Tiwa Savage, has an amazing sense of style. It’s not surprising that her impeccable outfits and clean-cut silhouettes are styled to perfection… by none other than Veronica Ebie-Odeka. Her...

She was a beauty pageant. And now she is one of Africa’s style icons. Veronica Ebie-Odeka has changed Africa’s fashion game, no doubt. From celebrities to red carpets and magazine covers, this former beauty queen...

At the event tagged “Young African Women in Power” held in Johannesburg recently, Xhosa women showed the stuff they were made of. Xhosa is the birthplace of the legendary Nelson Mandela who died on December...

54 YEARS AGO – A small crowd gathered at Race Course, in central Lagos, waiting for the minute and hour hands of the clock to reach the figure 12. There was quiet, then suspense....

The Presidency has yet to convince the nation that the ferrying of $9.3m (N1.5billion) cash for purchase of arms in South Africa last month was a legal affair. In the transaction involving “movement of...

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Hon. Aminu Tambuwal is expected to declare his decision to dump the PDP and join the opposition APC before November. For almost two years, he has been hobnobbing...

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband -- Michel de Montaigne, French writer (1533-1592)

The crowd that gathered on the second day of protests in Hong Kong Tuesday was incredibly huge, a reminder of the Tiananmen protests of 1989. “Occupy Central” is spearheaded by young Hong Kong residents irritated...

Three confessed Boko Haram members were on Tuesday sentenced to 25 years in jail each by a federal high court sitting in Lagos.  A fourth suspect was freed for lack of sufficient evidence to...