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The History Behind Aare Ona Kakanfo

Aare Ona Kakanfo

THE creation of the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was the direct consequence of the ideas of a former ruler of Old Oyo Empire, Alaafin Ajagbo, who reigned in the 1600s. His predecessors, from Ajaka, who succeeded Sango (the god of thunder), to Aganju, Kori, Oluaso, Onigbogi, Eguguojo, and Orompoto to Abipa and Obalokun, all suffered incessant attacks by neighbouring ...

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20 Year Old Wins $451 million Jackpot

A 20-year-old from Florida has won the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot in a draw made earlier in January. He will be paid $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments. A Florida Lottery news release made it known that 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game’s draw. They say he chose ...

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Menstruating Girls Banned From Crossing River


If you’re a girl in a central district in Ghana, you are not allowed to cross the river as authorities are bent on reinforcing the decision of the river gods. As a result they are said to miss 20 out of 60 days of their school classes. They have also been blocked from crossing recently due to an apparent directive from a river ...

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Andrew Enofe, Real Estate Agent Hosts A Client Appreciation Dinner

Olumide Julius Oyekunle

How building your own network within your community is key to becoming a successful real estate agent. A Nigerian Visionary Realtor – Andrew Enofe Andrew Enofe, a top-notch real estate agent since 2012, hosted a Client Appreciation Dinner for his clients and their families on December 16th, 2017 as part of his effort to build relationships. While chatting with our NCNC correspondent, he ...

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Manchester United sign Sanchez


Manchester United on Monday confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction. “I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” said 29-year-old Chile international forward Sanchez. “I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its ...

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George Weah sworn in as Liberian president

George Weah

George Weah was sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spent 12 years at the helm, steering the West African nation away from the trauma of a civil war. He was sworn in as president by the chief ...

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Court Nullifies Installation of Ibadan Obas


An Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Olajumoke Aiki has nullified the installation of 21 Obas. She  declared the review of the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadan land by the Justice Akintunde Boade Review Commission, which was set up by the Oyo State Government, as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect. ...

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2019: 75 Million Nigerians Registered For PVC – INEC


The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi , made the disclosure while interacting with newsmen in Abuja recently. Speaking on behalf of the Commission’s Chairman, Oluwole said the figure was expected to reach between 80 and 85 million by 2019 because of the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). He assured Nigerians that only their votes ...

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I Could Have Committed Suicide – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is in the news nit because he’s on the gold medal stand. He shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago earlier in January. “You do contemplate suicide,” the winner of 28 Olympic medals told a hushed audience at the fourth annual conference of the Kennedy Forum, a behavioral health ...

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Coleman Runs 6.37 Seconds, Sets New World Record


American world 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the 60 metres indoor world record clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina. Coleman broke the previous record of 6.39 seconds set twice by fellow American Maurice Greene, the first time in 1998. The performance is subject to ratification by athletics’ world governing body the IAAF. The 21-year-old Coleman, ...

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PoS transactions hit N1.4tn in 2017 — NIBSS


Nigerians carried out N1.41tn worth of transactions on the Point of Sales terminals across the country in 2017. The transactions were conducted on about 155,462 active terminals that had been made available to retailers by mobile money merchants, data made available by the Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement System showed. The statistics indicated that this was the highest value recorded since it ...

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Government must attend to all ethnic grievances – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the government must give listening ears to the complaints from all regions of the country. The former President said this would give all the ethnic groups a sense of belonging.    Obasanjo stated this on Friday at the National Open University of Nigeria’s convocation lecture in Abuja. The lecture, titled “Restructuring and true federalism: ...

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6 tips to improve your financial health in 2018


(NC) It’s the time of year when we make promises to do better, eat healthier or exercise. Yet, research shows a clear link between the state of our finances and our mental, emotional and physical health. So even if you do nothing else, tuning up your finances may be the ticket to a better year ahead. “The start of the ...

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Benefits of planning for retirement at an early age


(NC) Nowadays, Canadians will generally need over $1 million to live comfortably in their golden years when taking into account the average household wage, retirement age and life expectancy. Though this news may seem frightening, there are many programs and strategies out there that can help you plan accordingly. For instance, through the Canada Pension Plan, most of us  are ...

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4,000 Nigerians volunteer to embark on voter education

fela durotoye

More than 4,000 Nigerians from different backgrounds and professions from over 30 states have prepared to embark on a door-to-door campaign to educate the citizens ahead of 2019 elections. The volunteers were members of the Team FD, an organisation founded by the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the GEMSTONE Leadership Centre, Mr. Fela Durotoye. Their resolve to embark on ...

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Two Senior Lawyers Banned From Legal Practice

Federal High Court in Nigeria

The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC recently announced that it had withdrawn the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria from two lawyers for misconduct. In a statement signed by its secretary, Hadiza Mustapha, the committee said the first affected lawyer, Oluwatoyin Bashorun, would not be allowed to re-apply for the position till after three years, while Kunle Ogunban has been ...

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How Don Wani, Kidnap Kingpin Was Killed – Army

Nigerian army

Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh disclosed how the men of the Nigerian Army killed the notorious murderer and kidnap kingpin while the Army paraded corpses and arms and ammunition of the deceased gang members recently in Port Harcourt. He said security agencies, complying with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, trailed Don Wani and his gang members to their hideout in Enugu. ...

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Southern Governors Oppose Cattle Colonies

south gov

The Ebonyi State Government described the proposed cattle colony as a strange and deceptive concept designed to dispossess states of their treasure. According to him, it is not practicable and therefore unacceptable. It therefore advocated the adoption of a ranching system as a panacea for curbing the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers across the country. This was also the ...

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