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Journalists, movie stars defer as AGN swears-in new excos

The Board of Trustees, (BOT), of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, penultimate Monday, kicked embattled Ejike Asiegbu out of office as its national president, and set up a caretaker committee, headed by Kanayo .O. Kanayo (KOK) with a mandate to reposition the body as well as conduct a fresh election to usher in a new administration within the next six months or thereabout.

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Evi Edna left ‘cos of our dwindled fortune – Emma Ogosi

Emma Ogosi may not be a house hold name today, but history will forever remember him as one of the pioneers of country music, a genre of music made popular in Nigeria by Bongos Ikwue. A former Air Force officer who passed out from the Air Force school with the likes of the late Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Ibrahim Alfa, Gentleman Ogosi, as the Asaba, Delta State born ,is better known by friends and relations, has certainly paid his dues in the music industry.

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What’s it about June 12?

It’s almost a month since we celebrated June 12 as the watershed in Nigeria quest for democracy.
But beyond the shore of Nigeria, June 12 is beginning to have a similar significance for democracy especially in Iran and Turkey. June 12, 1993 was the day we celebrate the victory of a free and fair election in Nigeria as much as we mourn the tragedy of the abortion of that free and fair election.

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Mama Diaspora’s empowerment initiative gets govt’s boost

A woman of vim and vigour, Ms Temitope Ajayi, has a lot going for her. After several years of her sojourn in the United States leading thousands of Nigerians in the Diaspora, she cleverly chose to return with a wonderful initiative. Her passion, even while in US, was what she calls caring for the young-adult. It was not a surprise when she decided to introduce an agricultural empowerment programme for young farmers in her beloved country.

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It’s not yet uhuru –Amodu

Nigeria head coach Amodu Shaibu said Saturday evening that his players must be thoroughly focused on their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia billed for Abuja on September 6. His lads came out of the ‘Rades cauldron’ with a valuable point from a 0-0 draw that could prove decisive for the campaign but the 50-year-old was not celebrating as he addressed them in the dressing room after the game.

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Econet wireless fights against another naming ceremony for ZAIN

IF Middle East and Africa mobile operator Zain Group finally agrees to sell its Celtel Africa unit to the French company, new Orange, allegedly bidding for it, the Nigerian operation of the company may be heading for the 6th time name change.
The company is reported to be fascinated in this deal as it is expected to rake in up to USD 12 billion to its coffers.

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