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Life respect no one, the universal laws pays no attention to your race, your beauty and your locality….Time is money a wise man once uttered , everyone is blessed with 24 hours a day, most people work so hard and they ask and wonder why they are not successful..

The wealthy ones work lesser time and they make more money and are perceived as the successful ones in our society. Truth be told what makes the difference between the successful ones and the unsuccessful people in our society is the quality of work put into the time.

The 21st century is full of distractions and so many activities that steals our time and affect the effective use of our time, if only most people adopt the principle of “work while you are working” and not “chat while you are working or facebook while you are working”.

What time is it? This should be a question you should ask yourself every moment of the day for you to be successful. By defining what the time is at every moment improves your productivity with respect to time. It also enables you to be focus on task and avoid distraction….Above all it improves your self-confidence.

 

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I have always made plain my aversion to lies and falsehood and I dislike it as it constitutes a deliberate affront to my intelligence. As I navigate through life and encounter one who lies to me, which I honestly do not anticipate I would be morally bound to lose my bearing thereby making it impossible for me to calculate my true position. This, I dare say, hurts my soul!

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As a leading Equalities campaigner, Justina Mutale, Founder & President of the Justina Mutale Foundation for Leadership was invited to give a Talk at St Luke's Church of England Primary School in London on Wednesday 2nd March 2016, as part of the school's International Women's Month celebrations.

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Minister Ploumen , Foreign Trade and Development minister in the Netherlands is joining International Women today in The Hague to draw attention to the girls and women who have been victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria says the spokesperson for the Minister,
Together with students, representatives of UNICEF Netherlands and International Alert is the minister taking part in this protest march to launch the campaign #FutureforOurGirls.

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Minister Ploumen joins call for better treatment of victims of Boko Haram

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A don, Dr Adetunji Ogunyemi, on Monday said the social investment votes of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2016 appropriation bill was the greatest service to Nigerians.

Ogunyemi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.

"There can be no better way of executing a social contract between the citizen and the state" than the unprecedented social investments that the Buhari budget has done.

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Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki is currently fighting the political battle of his life. However, some of his political associates believe that the former Governor of Kwara State is being witch hunt because of his rising political career. One of those who believe in this school of thought is Adekanye Olabode who is the Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State. In an interview with Mephy James, the APC Secretary says he sees Saraki coming out stronger stressing that the Senate President is too strong a politician to be brought down.

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Senate President: Bukola Saraki

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*Says access to healthcare is a poverty issue

Determined to ensure healthcare access to all Nigerians, the Buhari administration will put in place effective primary healthcare centers across the country, while also collaborating with international agencies to end HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country.

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Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Executive Director and UN Under-secretary General, Michal Sidibe of UNAIDS.

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These are definitely not the best of times for Nigeria. The oil price has continued to slide, the naira becoming weaker while unemployment rate remains high among the youth. An average Nigerian does not know the direction the country is going, unfortunately many youths have taken to crime to make ends meet. However, the story of Nigeria is not all about woes as some young professionals are doing the nation proud creating wealth and serving as inspiration to others.

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The Justina Mutale Foundation, a brainchild of Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012 and Global Ambassador for Gender Equality at the International Women’s Think Tank, has partnered with the European School of Economics (ESE) to offer Business and Leadership Scholarships; and also with Rai University of India, to offer STEM Scholarships (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to academically talented underprivileged young women from Africa.

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Justina Mutale: The brain behind the project

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*Payments for Conditional Cash Transfer& Homegrown School Feeding would be directly to the beneficiaries

The need to pay attention on the common man and spend the resources of this country on the poor people explains why the Buhari presidency has proposed a N500B estimate in the 2016 budget, even as more details on the 6 social protection plans were released.

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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja Wednesday on a three-day state visit to Kenya.

On arrival in Kenya, President Buhari will join his host, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other dignitaries at a memorial service for Kenyan soldiers who were killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia on January 15.

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President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja that his administration will continue to welcome the support and understanding of the United States as it strives to achieve greater internal security and socio-economic progress in Nigeria.

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President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities were mainly responsible for inter-communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria.

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For too long Nigerians in the Diaspora has continued to blame their homeland government for inadequate development of the country but a Nigerian Diaspora based in the Netherlands, Mrs. Faith Ehanire Popken disagree with this notion and she wonders why other European or America countries are being developed by their own citizens.

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Mrs. Faith Ehanire-Popken: Making a case for Nigerian diaspora

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In furtherance of Federal Government's determination to rebuild and rehabilitate the North-East, it is now set to launch a Recovery and Peace Building Assessment, RPBA, of the states in the region in conjunction with the World Bank, the European Union and the United Nations.

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This Federal Government led initiative will be conducted within the framework of the Joint EU-UN-WB Declaration on international crisis recovery cooperation with the North-East States of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi.

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COURTESIES

It gladdens my heart to play host to our dear athletes and officials who have consistently done the nation proud at various international competitions.

2. Nigerian athletes, despite prevailing challenges, have always proven to the rest of the world that the Nigerian spirit is indomitable.

3. On behalf of all Nigerians, I wish to specially express my appreciation and indeed that of the nation to our athletes and officials for the consistency, determination, willpower and penchant for success being witnessed in the sports sector in recent times. I urge the managers of this sector to keep up the momentum.

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In a historical move, the African Union Diaspora African Forum (AU-DAF) hosted leading women representatives of the African Diaspora who are currently attending the various preparatory meetings, events and consultations being held in the wings of the 2016 AU Summit at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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The world has lived through great civilizations and civilization itself has had its worst enemies. Man driven by lust for power and personal aggrandizement plays god to others and we have encountered with so many of them through the ages. The historic tripartite pact of 1936 saw a fusion of power blocs. Benito Mussolini ruled by caprice in fascist Italy, in Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler allied with Emperor Hirohito of Japan in a bid to bestride the world like a colossus.

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Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday in Abu Dhabi signed six agreements to enhance bilateral relations between them.

The signing of the agreements on trade, finance and judicial matters was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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The religious ceremony for the dedication of the off-campus students’ hostel of about 96 bedrooms (with some having living rooms) built and equipped at Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State, Nigeria, by the Mothers’ Union and Women’s Guild of the Diocese of Nnewi, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) was held on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

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THE VOICE March/April 2016

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