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  • Report: 3,620 people kidnapped, N5bn ransom demanded in Nigeria July 2022 – June 2023

    Armed groups kidnapped at least 3,620 people across Nigeria between July 2022 and June 2023, and a ransom of N5 billion was requested in the same period, a new report by a Lagos-based security and political risk research firm has shown. The report, The Economics of Nigeria’s Kidnap Industry released last week, was conducted by SBM Intelligence. The report detailed…

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  • Isese is Yoruba way of life, Kwara is Yoruba state, Don, traditionalists tell Ilorin Emir

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin An Associate Professor from the English Department of Kwara State University, Malete, Dr Reuben Akano and some traditionalists have said that the Isese festival cannot be banned in Ilorin Emirate as it comprises some local government areas and towns rooted in the tradition of the Yoruba people. They also contended that Kwara State is a Yoruba…

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  • TRAVELOGUE: Mosi oa Tunya: an ecological splendour and the painful paradox, By Omoniyi Ibietan

    The denouement of the annual conference of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) is usually a tour of the host country’s most memorable sites, either in natural locales or in the built environments. So, in concluding the APRA Lusaka Conference of 2023, we set out on a long journey of about 8 hours drive from Lusaka to the town of…

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    Subomi Balogun – The life and times of a lawyer turned banker

    On Friday, Subomi Balogun, a titan whose footprints left golden tracks across different aspects of Nigerian society, breathed his last in London at the age of 89. Early life and education Born on March 9, 1934 to a family of great distinction, Balogun was a high-ranking Ijebu aristocrat from Ogun state, with a litany of titles like Otunba Tunwase, the…

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    Netflix in Africa: A Booster for Local Filmmakers and Audiences

    How Netflix is Changing Africa’s Film Industry Netflix, the popular streaming platform, has made a significant impact on Africa’s film industry since its launch on the continent in 2016. A recent report by the company shows that it has invested over $175 million in content and local creative ecosystems in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria, generating millions of dollars towards…

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  • Haruna Ishola, the father of Apala music

    by Ayomide Olaniyan , Although the history of Apala music is a bit muddy, its creation and popularity is associated with the late and legendary Haruna Ishola. Born in Igbaire Oko-Sopin, Ijebu-Igbo (now Ogun state) in 1919, Haruna Ishola Adebayo Bello, who was popularly known as “Baba Ngani Agba,” began his journey into music at a young age. Until his death in…

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  • Adire designer, Ifebuche Madu unveils her mission to protect African textile

    Fashion entrepreneur and renowned Adire designer, Ifebuche Madu has said women should be encouraged to raise their hands at any given opportunity. Madu made this known in an interview with Guardian Newspaper where she talked about how she was poised in bringing her vision to light and her strong determination to protect the legacies of African textile. A Fine Arts…

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  • Impacts of 180 years of Anglican Church in Nigeria

    By Olutayo Adesina Preamble: I thank God Almighty for this momentous occasion and for Life. All praise and adoration to His name. His name be exalted forever. Amen. I wish to sincerely thank the Primate of All Nigeria, the Most Rev’d Dr Henry C. Ndukuba, for inviting me to be part of the 180th anniversary of Christianity and of the…

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  • Independence verdict: Nigeria in monumental leadership failure, 62 years after

    Nigeria gained independence 62 years ago and will celebrate the day on Saturday, 1st October. WesternPost Correspondent, Mosunmola Ayobami samples the opinion of Nigerians across various walks of life. Their verdict is that there is nothing to celebrate as leadership failure has continued to haunt the country and stunted her growth and development. Damilola Adebayo -Student Very soon, Nigeria will…

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  • How Ponzi fraudsters are fleecing Nigerians of their billions

    In this report, WesternPost looks at how Nigerians have lost their hard-earned money to scammers who pose as investors, fleecing people of their assets “One-Month Freezing of Confirmed Mavros “Dear members! “As usual, in the New Year season the System is experiencing heavy workload. Moreover, it has to deal with the constant frenzy provoked by the authorities in the mass…

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