David Bailey’s portrait of Queen to mark birthday

A portrait of the Queen by British photographer David Bailey has been released in honour of her 88th birthday on Monday. The black and white photo, which shows the Queen smiling, was taken in March. She is pictured wearing pearls, and a dress by Angela Kelly, who has served as personal assistant and senior dresser to her since 2002. Bailey has previously More...

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By Peoplesd On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Make music compulsory subject in schools, MUSON chairman advises govt

The three tiers of government should make the teaching and learning of music compulsory in primary and secondary schools, the chairman of Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON), Kitoye Ibare-Akinsan, has said. . Ibare-Akinsan More...

By Peoplesd On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Dyed Thoughts: A Conversation In And From My Country”

One of the greatest difficulties in reviewing a book made up of articles written at different points in time is uncovering a common thread that unites all the articles contained in it. I must say that this was not More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Breaking off ties strongly discouraged in Islam

By Khalid Baig “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him maintain the bonds of kinship” (Bukhari) A YOUNG man went to attend the weekly Hadith lecture of Sayyidna Abu Huraira but stopped when he heard More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Board mulls tourism village in Ibadan – Official

The Oyo State Tourism Board said has said that the state government would soon build a tourism village as part of efforts to boost tourism in the state. Mr Gabriel Asaolu, the General Manager of the board, said More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Four Nigerian Poets Make World Poetry Anthology

The works of four Nigerian poets have been chosen for inclusion in a forthcoming publication titled: The Second Genesis: An Anthology of Contemporary World Poetry. The poets are Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Uzor More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Waiting for godot

FROM THE LIVE STAGE with Patrick-Jude Oteh 0803 700 0496, 0805 953 5215 (SMS only) ESTRAGON: I’m going. POZZO: What was it exactly you wanted to know? VLADIMIR: Why he – POZZO: Don’t interrupt me! …..If More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Democratic Interface: Memoirs of a Political Reporter

FRCN seasoned correspondent, Gbenga Onayiga, captures some remarkable moments in Nigeria’s quest for democracy in his 250- page book prelude to his retirement after 35 years of service. Nigerian journalists are More...

By Peoplesd On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Religious tolerance in Islam

While on deathbed, Sayyidna Omar ibn Al-Khattab (mercy be upon him) dictated a long will consisting of instructions for the next caliph. Here is the last sentence of that historic document: “I instruct you on More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Solving Benin flood problems through Edo Storm Project

The perennial flood problems in Benin, the Edo capital, may soon become a thing of the past when the Edo Storm Project is completed. Residents of Okhuoro, Medical Stores Road, Upper Lawani, Ewa Road, Eweka, Upper More...