Yoruba People

Hargreaves the hero for United

Owen Hargeaves curls home a free kick as Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-1 to move a big step closer to another English Premier League title.

Monday, 14 April, 2008, 12:00am

System by Seal Seal (CD)

You can groove to the smooth dance rhythms and vocals of System by Seal, the British vocalist's first album after a four-year hiatus.

Fans of Seal's earlier work will be pleased to hear him returning to his roots by recording a mature, intelligent fusion of dance and electronica.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

The scottish story: a sad tale of a man and his seal-maiden

The Scottish tale The Goodman of Wastness that Mr Tsang chose to read to children yesterday is from the folklore of the Orkney Islands, where such tales usually come with a sad ending. The most common theme in these tales is one in which a cunning young man acquires, either by trickery or theft, the skin of a 'seal-girl' from the sea.

20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

You Must Set Forth at Dawn

You Must Set Forth at Dawn

by Wole Soyinka

Random House, $210

The story of Wole Soyinka

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Longer winter

Some people think ice hockey is Canada's only national sport. They're wrong. We also invented five-pin bowling, synchronised swimming and lacrosse, in which players beat themselves senseless with sticks. So, who needs hockey anyway? The answer, as winter nights get longer, is: we all do.

29 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Fear reigns as Nigerians prepare to cast their ballots

Africa's most populous nation is struggling to leave coups and corruption behind

Nigeria will go to the polls this week for the first of two national elections its people hope will set the seal on what they refer to as their 'democratic experiment'.

7 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Youths learn a lesson in world affairs

Three students from Methodist College gained a better understanding of global issues by attending a youth conference in the United States.

Kanice Ho Sze-kan, 17, Andrew Tsui Yat-sing, 17, and Crystal Leung Pui-ming, 18, were among nine Hong Kong students who attended the Global Young Leaders' Conference in Washington and New York.

16 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Poll boost

Abuja, Nigeria: General Olusegun Obasanjo's campaign for tomorrow's presidential election received an unexpected boost when influential members of the rival camp defected to his side.

26 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Unlikely champion of democracy from modest roots

Moshood Abiola was a businessman from a poor background who rose to become an unlikely champion of the democratic cause.

A leading Muslim from the largely Christian southwest of religiously and ethnically divided Nigeria, he was made a cause celebre with the military's annulment of the June 1993 polls in which he was set to become the first elected president in a decade.

9 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Oil workers end strike

LAGOS: The sacked leaders of Nigeria's striking oil unions suspended the stoppage yesterday and asked members to return to work immediately, a union spokesman said.

Oil workers have been on strike for two months to press for the release of Moshood Abiola, the wealthy businessman widely believed to have won last year's voided poll. He is on trial for treason.

5 Sep 1994 - 12:00am