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BLOODY JANUARY: How 500 Nigerians were killed in 27 days

By Clifford Ndujihe ON December 31 of every year, many people troop to religious and prayer houses where they thank God for the ending year and supplicate for better tidings – good health, long life, prosperity and other favours in the new year. Many people outline a litany of lofty goals they want to actualise
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Major events in 2016

Nigeria’s political year in 2016 started with a Presidential address on January 1, when President Muhammadu Buhari, in the spirit of his campaign promises, assured Nigerians of the commitment of his government to alleviate the problems confronting the nation on various fronts.

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Why the 1967 Asaba genocide must be resolved before other national security issues – Okocha

It is most welcome and good for the development of the nation. The issues of the Niger Delta militancy, the Boko Haram insurgency and the Biafra agitations, the federal government should talk to them and I am very happy. We are only left with the characters of the negotiators of the Niger Delta issue. I see my leader Chief Edwin Clark leading the people of the Niger Delta. I do not see the Anioma people been represented. Even though some of them might be there, what do they have as part of the package?

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Nsude Pyramids: Black Africa’s Lost Heritage?

On the Udi highlands of Enugu state, the Nsude pyramids once stood as a testimony to Black Africa’s level of cultural enlightenment. Built with hardened red mud and clay, the structures lasted centuries until the 1930s when degradation followed years of negligence, so much that today only their faint outlines can be traced. A report on the monuments published in Wikipedia describes them as “one of the unique structures of Igbo culture”.

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Managing Information and the Social Media Challenge

Asaba was the host of the 46th meeting of the National Council of Information from October 26th to October, 2016. As usual, the Minister of Information, the States Commissioners for Information, managers of government owned media houses and other key stakeholders like the NUJ and RATTAU were all present. It was a three day session of brain storming of charting a new way forward for information in the country.

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