RICE IS A BIG DEAL IN NIGERIA

Ijeoma Ndukwe, BBC Rice is a big deal in Nigeria. People love eating it. Why don’t they grow more of it instead of importing so much? A long line of customers queue along a glass divide separating them from a rice food station at an eatery in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Diners can choose between white rice, fried rice and jollof at this popular local restaurant known as “The White House”. A steady flow of customers is served in the main hall, and in two packed adjoining rooms diners are…

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PLACE OF VISION IN A MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP

Vision is having a picture of what you want to be in future, where you want to be or who you want to be. Myles Munroe of blessed memory said “when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable”. The place of vision in a relationship cannot be over-emphasized. If God has a purpose for your marriage—and I believe He does—then vision is letting God reveal to you what that purpose is. It’s asking, “God, why did you put us together?” and listening for the answer. Part…

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WORLD CUP 2018: NIGERIA WALLOPS ALGERIA 3-1

Nigerian Super Eagles on Saturday defeated the visiting Algerian Desert Foxes by 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier. The duo of Victor Moses and team skipper Mikel Obi scored both goals with Moses scoring a brace in the tension soaked match in the South-south city of Uyo in Nigeria. The Nigerian team now top Group B with six points while Cameroon are second with two points after two draws. Zambia and Algeria stay at third and fourth respectively with one point apiece.

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KIDNAP & RAPE OF GIRL CHILD: Emir’s Act Not Different From Boko Haram’s

It has been days yet I have not been able to find the exact words to describe my angst and bewilderment at the mindless and extreme height of abuse of privilege and power by those we ought to look up to. Just days ago, the whole world went agog at the release of 21 girls kidnapped by the religious maniacs in the name of Boko Haram. The release of the Chibok girls should be a bitter-sweet one as the Emir Of Katsina hides a hapless, defenseless kidnapped girl child in…

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WHAT IT MEANS TO DRESS MODESTLY

In describing the mode of dress appropriate for women in church, the apostle Paul exhorts them to dress “modestly” with “decency and propriety” then goes on to contrast immodest dress with the good deeds which are appropriate for those who profess to be true worshipers of God (1 Timothy 2:9–10). While the Bible only specifically addresses the need for women to dress modestly, the same teaching would apply to men in principle. Both men and women should bring glory to God in their manner of dress. Modesty in the way…

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NIGERIA’S PARALYMPIANS ARE OUTSHINING THEIR OLYMPIC COUNTERPARTS

Nigeria’s Paralympians are doing their best to make up for the country’s poor showing at the Olympics. The country’s disabled athletes have already racked up seven medals, including four golds, at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The tally, after just four full days of competition, is already more than half of the West African nation’s haul of 13 medals at the London 2012 Paralympics, and there are still seven days to go in Rio. But perhaps more significantly, the achievements of Nigeria’s Paralympians have cast those…

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WHY RELATIVE SIZE DOESN’T MATTER TO NIGERIA’S ECONOMY

Nigeria is used to making big headlines—it has Africa’s biggest population, Africa’s biggest film industry, and Africa’s biggest bravado. But in August, Nigeria made the news for being smaller. The West African oil giant recently lost its crown as the largest economy in the region to South Africa after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recalculated the sizes of the two economies using current exchange rates. The news was capped by the announcement on August 31 that Nigeria had officially entered recession after its economy contracted for the second consecutive quarter.…

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DREAM TEAM BURST INTO THE SEMI, DEFEAT DENMARK 2-0

Nigerian Samson Siasia led Rio Olympic men’s football team has defeated Denmark 2-0 to qualify for the semi-final of the men’s soccer games. A medal is now within the team’s reach. The Dream Team, assailed on every side by one crisis or another have remained undaunted. In one of the biggest stories leading to the opening ceremony, the Dream Team were stranded at their training camp at Atlanta after their charter flight was canceled for delayed charter payment. They eventually got to Brazil seven hours before their first match kicked-off,…

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CANAN DECRIES KILLINGS OF CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA: 384 Christians Killed, 111 Injured so far in 2016 alone

Members of Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN), New York, has strongly condemned the horrible killings of Nigerian Christians by Muslims across the country. Speaking through the Executive Director, Dr. Ade’ Oyesile, said, “we are saddened by the rapid occurrences of these atrocious killings without a corresponding accountability being meted to the growing list of perpetrators”.  CANAN now calls on the federal government to go beyond mere expression of shock at the vicious killings and set in motion practical steps to stem this ugly spectacle of continuous massacre of Christians. As at July…

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PORTUGAL BEATS WALES 2-0 TO REACH EURO FINAL

The great Wales adventure at Euro 2016 came to a disappointing end as they were beaten in the semi-final by Portugal in Lyon. Chris Coleman’s side entered the biggest game in Welsh football history at their first major tournament since 1958 carried by a wave of emotion and optimism after their 3-1 win against Belgium in the quarter-final. The big threat was always going to be Cristiano Ronaldo – and so it proved as his magnificent header broke the deadlock after 50 minutes and his shot was redirected in by…

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