Abike @ 59: Celebrating an Epitome of Excellence with Human Kindness By Abdur-Rahman Balogun

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” Bob Marley   This saying aptly captured the personality of Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa , Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).   On April 10, 2019, Mr Ray Ekpu, a Veteran Journalist wrote a piece on “Abike and her Traducers” wherein Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa seems to have walked into the trap of tribal jingoists and they want to eat her raw. Abike’s offence then was…

How Twitter helps journalists improve news sourcing, monitoring in the age of digital media

The transition has been obvious since it was founded in 2006 by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jack Dorsey, and some of his like-minded friends: Noah Glass, Biz Stone, Evan Williams. From providing rooms for trivial social media activities to a viable alternative of communication and expression of free speech, Twitter has gone through a millennium of incredible evolution with growing active users across the world. Twitter is business-oriented, having generated $3.7 billion in revenue in 2020 alone, with the income coming from advertising. The platform also provides employment for its teeming…

200 Nigerian tribes and where you can find them

The multi-cultural and tribal nature of Nigeria is so diverse it would confuse a foreigner. Nigeria is composed of over 250 ethnic groups, languages and cultures majority of which are the Igbo, Hausa and the Yoruba. Within these ethnic groups are several tribes too. The multi-cultural and tribal nature of Nigeria is so diverse it would confuse a foreigner. Here is a full list of the 371 tribes in Nigeria for a better understanding of the country. In alphabetical order: 1. Abayon – Cross River 2. Abua (Odual) – Rivers…

The Return of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’

After a four-year break, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (WWTBAM)‘, the highly acclaimed TV game, is set to return to Nigerian screens in its usual but educative way. Before the hiatus, the show which uninterruptedly aired for 13-years (between October 8, 2004, and June 25, 2017), thrilled its audience with exciting and didactic weekly editions that were dominated by a deep wealth of knowledge. The millionaire game show, which involved so many intricacies and twists, had a grand prize of N10 million which was only won by Aroma Ufodike…

Unity And Peaceful Co-existence In A Milti-religious Society: Islamic Perspective                   By   Prof. Taofiq AbdulAzeez

*Introduction : Unity and disunity are human and therefore global(3:103). What drive the natural Unity of mankind to disunity  are Faith and Leadership and what bring it back are also Faith and Leadership.  Al-Baqarah 2:213 كَانَ ٱلنَّاسُ أُمَّةً وَٰحِدَةً فَبَعَثَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلنَّبِيِّۦنَ مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنذِرِينَ وَأَنزَلَ مَعَهُمُ ٱلْكِتَٰبَ بِٱلْحَقِّ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ ٱلنَّاسِ فِيمَا ٱخْتَلَفُوا۟ فِيهِۚ وَمَا ٱخْتَلَفَ فِيهِ إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُوهُ مِنۢ بَعْدِ مَا جَآءَتْهُمُ ٱلْبَيِّنَٰتُ بَغْيًۢا بَيْنَهُمْۖ فَهَدَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لِمَا ٱخْتَلَفُوا۟ فِيهِ مِنَ ٱلْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِهِۦۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَهْدِى مَن يَشَآءُ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ Mankind was [of] one nation [before…

These 5 Foods Can Increase Your Risk Of Developing Cancerous Cells

The proverbial saying, “You are what you eat” holds great relevance when you are looking to improve your health condition and switching to clean eating habits. If you eat healthily, you will automatically feel energetic and fit. But if the food on your plate is high in trans fat and refined products, then sluggishness and health problems are inevitable.   Unhealthy eating habits and poor food choices can lead to myriad liver, kidney and heart-related diseases. While some can be treated if detected on time, others like cancer can turn…

5 ways you can control your blood pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a dangerous condition that affects millions of people across the globe. It is a state in which the blood pressure against the wall of arteries rises to a dangerous level, which over time can damage the heart and give way to heart problems like stroke and heart attack. Once detected, the condition should not be left untreated, else it can turn fatal. Luckily, there are numerous ways to control the blood pressure level. Medication is just one way, and others are natural remedies that…

Features on Nigerian National Council For Adult Education (NNCAE) @50!

Available documents and literature with interview of legends reveal that the Nigerian National Council for Adult Education (NNCAE) was birthed as non-governmental organisation on the 27th of March in the year 1971 at about 12.05 pm with Professor E. A. Tugbiyele as the National President and Professor (then Dr) J. T. Okedara as the National Secretary. The premiered Council, since its creation, has been driving and providing direction for the development of adult education. Especially, it serves as platform for teachers in the field and practitioners on the field (1974…

Pantami Again: When August Visitors Gather for Digital Innovation By Yushau A. Shuaib

It was on August 23, 2021, that a man in a black suit walked into our office at 9.30 am. He introduced himself as the Protocol Officer in the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy and announced that the Minister, Professor Isa Ali Pantami, would arrive at our office by 11.00 am. Prior to that, we had sent out invitations to the Minister and the agencies under his Ministry, to a close-knitted and private event of a book presentation in our modest conference room at PRNigeria Centre, Wuye District, Abuja While aware…

A peep into: PROFESSOR U.G DANBATTA’S CATALYSING NIGERIA’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION THROUGH BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE by Prof. Chidi Emmanuel Akujor, FAS FRAS (UK), FNIP, FSESN, FRAES, FASN.

Introduction This is a book that has a total of 531 pages including 27 preliminary pages. It is well organized in 8 sections with each section corresponding fairly with 8-point Agenda of the Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) of the EVC’s first tenure. The organization of the book in time sequence makes for excellent reading and clear understanding of the activities of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in the last 5 years. The forward is beautifully presented by the late quintessential elder statesman, Ahmed Joda, CFR.  It is unfortunate that he didn’t…