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Chief M.K Ajayi conferred with Adegboye of Ogidi Land’s chieftaincy title in Kogi State

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Traditional Council of Ogidi in Kogi State, headed by the Ologidi of Ogidi Land, Oba Rabiu Oladimeji Sule, has conferred the Chieftaincy title of ‘the Adegboye of Ogidi Land’ on the former Nigerian Ports Authority  (NPA) Publicist, Chief Micheal Ajayi JP, in recognition of his selfless service to the community, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The conferment ...

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Thank you!!!

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): I am humbled by torrent of cheerful messages sent and like buttons pressed for YOUR daughter, sister, friend, colleague and wife Halimah Adenekan, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. I sincerely thank and appreciate the TIME speared to do this, because TIME is the most expensive resource on earth. So, the minute (s) utilized for this is deeply appreciated. I ...

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Muslims world-over welcome Holy month of Ramadan-Video

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Muslims all over the world have welcomed the Holy month of Ramadan as fasting commences globally on 27th May, 2017 following the counting of the last day of the month of Sha’ban to make it 30 days due to inability to sight the new moon on 29th day, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and ...

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Proverbial warnings to leadership of Nigerian Senate

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba elders say: Bi koko ba n fe ni le’fe, aki n je ori imado; bi a’ba de je ori imado, aki n lo si awujo kumo; bi a’ba wa lo si awujo kumo, i mowon ara eni la n mo, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. English meaning: A person that is suffering from hump of the body should ...

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Bunker Tanker Aground Off Nova Scotia

A bunkering tanker ran aground off Little Pond, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Sunday morning after her main engine failed.The Canadian Coast Guard says the Arca 1’s six crew members have been rescued, and the hull of the tanker does not appear to be seriously damaged. The unladen tanker was en route from Cap-aux-Meules to Sydney, Canada, on her way to ...

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Etihad Museum opens to public on January 7

  Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced that the Etihad Museum will open its doors to the general public on January 7. This follows the recent official inauguration of the museum on December 2 during the UAE’s forty-fifth National Day. The museum is currently welcoming senior officials and ...

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AFGRE to operate $1.78bn Doha Festival City

  Qatar-based Bawabat Al Shamal Real Estate Company (Basrec) has signed up Al Futtaim Group Real Estate as the manager and operator of its ambitious QR6.5 billion ($1.78 billion) Doha Festival City. Set to open its doors in February next year, Doha Festival City celebrates the best in leisure, retail and hospitality. With a gross building area the equivalent size ...

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Dubai launches new ‘open-air museum’ project

Dubai has launched a new ‘open-air museum’ project, a public art venture that will see international and local artists working together to create distinctive public artworks across the emirate to highlight Dubai’s unique identity. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved  the ‘Dubai Street Museum’ project, a ...

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Mammoth task

  A view of the skull and tusks of a woolly mammoth displayed at an exhibition of the Natural Monument Center in Daejeon, south of Seoul, South Korea, on October 24. Korean-Japanese Park Hee-won, director of a paleontology museum in the Japanese prefecture of Nagano, donated the specimen of the extinct mammal to his motherland in November last year. He ...

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Art in Motion

  Visitors look at artwork during the opening of the Art in Motion exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon on October 5. The art exhibition runs until October 24.  EPA/Wael Hamzeh

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Oman’s cave opens

  Al Hoota Cave, Oman’s most popular natural tourist destination, will reopen to the public on September 5. The first tourist cave to open in the GCC, the facilities at Al Hoota have undergone significant improvements. The cave system is one of Oman’s true natural wonders, with Al Hoota experiencing around 75,000 visitors a year before it closed for renovation. ...

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World’s tallest are Dutch, Latvians: 100-year study

  Dutch men and Latvian women are the planet’s tallest people but Iranian men and South Korean women have grown the fastest in the last century, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. Americans, once among the world’s tallest people, have dropped from having men and women at 3rd and 4th in the global height rankings ...

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More getting divorced, fewer getting married in Singapore

  SINGAPORE: More couples ended their marriages while fewer tied the knot last year, according to Department of Statistics (Singstat) data released on Wednesday (Jul 13). The number of divorces and annulments rose 2.9 per cent, with 7,522 marriages dissolved, up from the 7,307 dissolutions in the previous year. A total of 28,322 couples tied the knot last year, down ...

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Museum of Tomorrow

A general view shows the presentation of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 official posters at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 12. The Rio Olympic Games 2016 will be held from August 5 to 21.  EPA/Marcelo Sayao

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Eid el Fitr: NIMASA congratulate Muslims on successful completion of festival

  .We are One regardless of our different religious beliefs- Peterside (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of efforts to foster peace, love and increase productivity amongst operators in the maritime sector of Nigeria and beyond, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has felicitated with the Muslim faithful on successful completion of the Holy month of Ramadan and the celebration ...

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Eid in Kuwait

  A mother celebrates with her child on the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr festival, in Kuwait City on July 6. Muslims around the world celebrate the festival, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, and is marked with prayers, readings from the Quran, and gatherings with family and friends.  EPA/Raed Qutena

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What makes a country happy?

A country’s economic growth only makes its citizens happier if the gains are evenly spread, a London Business School expert said, warning that a narrow focus on GDP is leading to myopic economic policy. “Our research provides an explanation for one of the most puzzling findings in the social sciences over the past half century: an increase in wealth not ...

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Excitement as Ooni visits Alaafin

History was made on Sunday as the new Ooni of Ife‎, Oba Ogunwusi became the first Ooni to visit Oyo town since 1937. The Methodist Church, Apaara, venue of the 45th coronation anniversary thanksgiving of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, became electrified immediately news filtered in that Oba Ogunwusi’s convoy has reached Owode, followed by many other Obas. The late Ooni ...

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To President Muhammadu Buhari: Proverbial state of the nation

Your excellency sir, (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba elders say (Bi igba ba si oju de, sisi la si, bi ko ba si se si, a a fo ni) English meaning (If a calabash turns upside down, we will upturn it, but if it cannot be upturned, then we will break it), TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. May God Guide our Leaders Right. NIGERIA ...

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‘Don’t disrespect Ooni of Ife Oba Ogunwusi, for kneeling down to pray in church’

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): I urge those of you castigating His Royal Majesty, The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for kneeling down to pray before his God in the church to please desist, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Are you saying that even if a Muslim was elected the Ooni, he will not observe solat prayers, the prayer which is expected to be ...

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Congratulations to Ooni of Ife Oba Ogunwusi on receipt of Staff of Office

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): I congratulate the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on the receipt of his Staff of Office from Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. May your reign be peaceful and be a source of blessing to the people of Ife, Yoruba, Nigeria and Africa in general. (Oriki) English meaning (Praise poetry) Kabiyesi ...

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Ooni gets staff of office amid tributes, jubilation

At a colourful ceremony attended by an army of dignitaries, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, yesterday received his staff of office from Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola. There was ovation as Aregbesola handed the beaded staff and a certificate to a beaming Oba Ogunwusi at Enuwa in the ancient town, which is believed to ...

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Warning: Proverbial state of the nation

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba elders say (Aro ti o n di ote si ara ilu ki ogun lede, ti ogun ba de tan, aro na ma ba ogun lo ni) english meaning (A lame person that is calling for and working towards creating war in a town will surely with his gimmicks be consumed by it when the war starts), ...

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Death: The best but distasteful friend of all

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The late Fuji maestro, Are Dr. Sikiru Ayinde Barrister in one of his song on inevitability of death sang, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Iku ti o p’olowo ni y’o pa talaka, iku ti o p’a eni t’on sun lagbala o,ni y’o pa asiwere oju titi, iku ti o pa eni t’on sun laafin, ni y’o pa eni t’on ...

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Congratulations to Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): I congratulate Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, as he was crowned in a secret traditional ceremony as the Ooni of Ife today, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. May you reign on the thrown of your forefathers in peace and prosperity for the betterment of the society. Ade a pe l’ori, bata a pe l’ese, irukere a di okinni, esin oba a ...

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A proverbial state of the nation

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba elders say (ni igba ti esinsin n je elegbo, omo araye o sebi eniwipe won ri esinsin, sugbon igba ti elegbo ba n pa esisin ariwo awa ta) English meaning (when house-flies start disturbing the peace of the wounded, the world turns a blind eye pretending not to see it, but by the time the wounded ...

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Huge welcome for Ooni

Ile Ife, the historic town in Osun State, was aglow yesterday as it welcomed home its monarch, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. Ogunwusi will bear the title of Ojaja II. He was named the Ooni on Monday to succeed  Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II, who died on July 28. Ife was in a festive mood. Men, women and children were gaily ...

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Ooni stool: How Ogunwusi was picked by kingmakers

We knew he’ll be king, says dad Coronation to hold within 21 days IFE kingmakers yesterday defended their choice of Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as Ooni, saying they followed due process in picking him. The Laadin of Ife Traditional Council, Chief Adetoye Olatunde Odewole, said there was no rancour during the process. He debunked the claims of a ruling house ...

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Museum of Latin American Art Captures Port’s Beauty

  On Saturday, October 3, the Arts Council of Long Beach announced the winners of the third annual Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY competition. This unique program, on exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) showcases work by nearly 80 professional and amateur photographers who captured images at the second-busiest port in the U.S. This year’s program also ...

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I’m all ears: fossils reveal human ancestors’ hearing abilities

WASHINGTON: Two-million-year-old fossils including the three tiny bones of the middle ear are helping scientists figure out the auditory abilities of early human ancestors at a time when they were beginning to hear more like a person and less like a chimpanzee. A study published on Friday involving two species from South Africa, Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus, showed they ...

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