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Late Ghana president, one other bag Kwame Nkrumah awards

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By Our correspondent For General John Paul Isang and Air Vice Marshal, Gbolahan Adebola Adekunle, Friday, July 28, 2017, will forever remain a memorable day as both retired military offi cers were bestowed with the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah Outstanding Merit Award by the Kwame Nkrumah Vanguard Movement of Ghana. Th e investiture ceremony, which was performed by the Nigerian representative Read More

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FG to rebuild heritage site destroyed by Boko Haram

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National Commission for Museum and Monuments (NCMM) is exploring ways to rebuild the Sukur world heritage site in Adamawa destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014. Th e Director-General of the Commission, Yusuf Usman, disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja. Usman said eff orts were also on to address conservation challenges at Read More

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Elumelu Foundation has taken our children off streets – Sultan

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By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has commended the Tony Elumelu Foundation and its Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, for their contributions to entrepreneurship and jobs creation in the North. Th e Sultan made the commendation when the Chairman of UBA Group and Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, paid him a courtesy Read More

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Zamfara awards N3.6bn primary schools contracts

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By Mohammed Salisu Gusau Zamfara state government yesterday awarded contracts for the renovation and reconstruction of primary schools in the state at a cost of N3.6 billion. Governor Abdul’aziz Yari, who presented letters to 351 indigenous contractors in Gusau, said the project would be executed through the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). He said about 500 primary schools in Read More

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No controversy over Peace Corps Bill

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By Rabiu Garba “One lie built on another is like a thatched house, and before long, it will soon rain through” -African Proverb It is increasingly becoming clearer by the day that some misguided elements are getting more desperate and paranoid about the fact that an unforgettable fortune of a life time is about to smile on the Peace Corps Read More

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ChairmanNUJ Kaduna Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf briefing the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Agyole Abeh in Kaduna over the attack by some hoodlums 

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Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf (right), briefi ng the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Agyole Abeh (left), in Kaduna yesterday, over the attack by some hoodlums during a press conference on local government delegates congress, organised by the Kaduna state chapter of the APC Restoration Group on Sunday, while the Council’s Financial Secretary, Comrade Read More

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FG to employ 3,000 physically challenged persons

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By Aideloje Ojo Minna Th e federal government will soon employ qualifi ed physically challenged persons into the federal civil service. Senior Special Assistant on Disability Matters to the President, Mr. Samuel Ankeli, stated this yesterday in Minna. He said recruitment was part of government’s plans to reduce the number of physical challenged persons in the streets. Ankeli, who was Read More

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World’s 4th leading killer

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By Rufus Adedoyin It is a known fact that chronic diseases (CDs) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. While efforts are directed to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases in advanced nations, prevention of CDs and other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are rarely on the public health agenda in Africa. Priority has been on infectious diseases. Th e World Read More

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Of Boko Haram and APC

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Th ere are several reasons why the Federal Government of the All Progressives Congress is retrogressing rather than developing Nigeria. Th e fundamental reasons include the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat rather than seek peace with Boko Haram. Count the costs in human lives and economic resources, and the war is still raging after more than two years Read More

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State Police: Praetorian guard or reserve ethnic militia?

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Local or state policing is the standard arrangement for the maintenance of law and order in any community or, indeed, country. Nigeria operated thus in its fi rst half-century, via a plethora of Native Authority (N.A.) Police forces across the country. Th ey were absorbed into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) under federal command in 1969, in reaction to the Read More

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Snag on anti-graft war

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In the build up to the 2015 elections, then APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, made a quotable remark. Th at ‘unless Nigeria kills corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria’. And so the war on corruption got kickstarted and set in motion with Buhari’s historic victory at the presidential elections and his swearing-in on May 29, 2015. But did President Buhari impetuously Read More

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2 Customs officials killed in Katsina

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Katsina state Command of the Nigerian Customs Service has confi rmed the killing of two of its offi cers by suspected armed robbers. Spokesman of the Command, Peter Duniya, who confi rmed the killing in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Katsina yesterday, said the offi cers were killed on July 30 while on duty. He said Read More

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Naval chief wants service chiefs’ appointment rotational

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By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibokete Ekwe Ibas, has urged the House of Representatives to, as it amends the nation’s Armed forces Act, make the appointment of Service Chiefs tenured and rotational. Ibas made the call yesterday at a public hearing organised by the House Committee on Defence in Abuja, to gather stakeholders’ inputs Read More

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Public defenders’ office, avenue for justice – Rights commission

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By Bashir Mohammed Kano North-west Zonal Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission (NHCR), Hajiya Hauwa Salihu Jauro, has described the establishment of the Public Defenders’ Offi ce as “an avenue for ensuring justice for the less-privileged.” Speaking at a one-day sensitisation workshop organised for Kano indigenes by the offi ce at the Islamic Centre in Tarauni local government area of the Read More

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‘We’re still investigating $.65m scholarship scam’

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By Bashir Mohammed Kano Chairman of the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, has said that the antigraft body “is still investigating an alleged gross scam in the state’s overseas scholarship programme.” Immediate past governor of the state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, sponsored no less than 2,000 indigenes to study abroad in 2013, but some sharp practices Read More

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Israeli fi rm trains 450 Nigerian Air Force offi cers

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Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said that it had begun the training of 450 “carefully selected” regiment personnel as Special Forces. NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Olatokunbo Adesanya, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Abuja, explained that the training would be conducted in three batches. “Training for the fi rst batch, comprising 150 personnel, took off Read More

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Your protest stage-managed, Obaseki tells pensioners

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By Patrick Ahanor Benin City Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state yesterday urged residents to ignore the relentless protests by some retirees declaring that “pensioners in the state’s payroll are paid as and when due at the end of every month.” Th e governor described the protests as staged-managed and admonished the people not to be hoodwinked. Blueprint reports that Read More

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Edo FA name Eguavoen League Ambassador

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By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Former Super Eagles coach and captain, Austin Eguavoen, has been named as the Ambassador of Edo State League. Th e announcement of the lanky coach was made in Benin over the weekend during the Nigeria National League match between Insurance and Delta Force which ended 2-0 in favour of Benin Arsenal. Th e Chairman of Edo Read More

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FG feeds 800,000 Kaduna pupils

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Th e federal government’ s Home Grown School Feeding Programme had begun in Kaduna state on July 25, a director in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, John Gora, has disclosed. Gora, who oversees the programme, told the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Kaduna that about 800,000 pupils would be fed at N70 per meal. According to him, Read More

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Kanu 5-A-Side football tournament begins in Owerri

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Legendary Ex-Super Eagles skipper, Nwankwo Kanu, has disclosed that his selfsponsored week-long fi ve-aside football tournament for tertiary institutions in Imo State will begins in Owerri from today to August 6, 2017. Th e tournament, under the aegis of the Kanu Sports Center Owerri, the former Arsenal forward and UNICEF Ambassador hinted it is in furtherance of his giving back Read More

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President Buhari and 2019 prophecy

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By Mohammed Ajah Unless President Muhammadu Buhari does not re-contest or it is the will of God, nothing human can stop the post of the president from him. I simply mean that no wishful thinker, the sycophant or enemy of progress can stop the will of the Nigerian people from re-electing Buhari. This is because, despite efforts by presumed opposition Read More

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Still on food security

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By Adewale Kupoluyi As Nigeria continues to battle with the challenge of unemployment, hunger and poverty, among others, new insights have been unfolded on the way to go in ensuring food security in the nation. Food security can be established with the right focus on agriculture because of its capacity and capability to bail the country out of many of Read More