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Lagos celebrates World Coconut Day Sunday

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lagos state government in collaboration with the African Coconut Heritage Initiatives is set to host the 7th edition of the Coconut Heritage Festival tagged AGUNKEFEST in commemoration of this year’s World Coconut Day. The event is scheduled to hold on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the Suntan Beach Front, Badagry. In a statement issued on Friday by the Special Adviser Read More

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OGP: Kano mulls desk office in MDAs

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kano state government has expressed its readiness to establish desk office in all the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to ensure effective implementation of Open Government Partnership order (OGP). Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje gave the assurance while inaugurating the Steering Committee and launch of State Action Plan on Open Government Partnership at the Government House on Friday. The Governor, who Read More

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APC recants, adopts direct primary at all levels

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Less than 24 hours after All Progressives Congress (APC) adopted direct primary for presidential primary and indirect for others, the party has recounted, saying direct primary will now take place at all levels. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi and his Plateau counterpart, Simon Lalong had told newsmen on Wednesday after the party’s NEC meeting that the ruling party had adopted Read More

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Atiku weeps for Nigeria

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Former Vice President and Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, yesterday wept over the sorry state of the nation, saying leadership has eluded this country for too long. Atiku, who spoke when his supporters presented him the presidential Expression of Interest and nomination forms, also charged his supporters to bring Abuja to a Read More

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2019: Buhari’ll win in Abia only if… – Abia APC chair

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Dr Emmanuel Aguzie Udukwe is the factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, and served as the campaign coordinator for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2014. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU, Ndukwe speaks on the crisis in the party in the state and calls for the intervention of the national leadership of the Read More

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Northern Muslims still under colonisation –Sanusi

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, has said that 60 years after independence, Northern Muslims are still under colonisation. He also said despite Nigeria’s independence, the country has refused to recognise the five-century old Islamic system of education. The emir made the statements at a public film screening of the docudrama on the Almajiri system titled ‘Duniya JuyiJuyi’ (How life Read More

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2019: Saraki, Kwankwaso obtain nomination forms

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and a two term former Governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has obtained Expression of Interest and Nomination form as Presidential aspirants. Director General of the Saraki Presidential Campaign Organization, Hon. Mohammed Wakil, obtained the form around noon at the national headquarters of the party on his Read More

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PDP hunted by ghosts of 2015?

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

We can solve our problems – Ologbondiyan …Huge number of aspirants good omen – Bafarawa … Not do-or-die affair – Atiku Known aspirants Historically, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led the country for 16 years; that is from 1999 to 2015, before Nigerians used their permanent voter cards (PVCs) to dethrone it. Expectedly, with millions of membership and concrete structures Read More

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The sacrifice we must make, by Mahmud Ibrahi

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

His mission in government was thoroughly articulated and well understood from the beginning. Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku had told himself, and had assured the people, that Taraba state under his watch as governor would experience elaborate and spectacular development in various areas. In less than three years of his first tenure as governor, Ishaku has not only proved that this Read More

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Timi Frank Uncovers Fresh Plot to arraign Saraki

September 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

…Says Presidency, APC out to embarrass, Frustrate Presidential Ambition Barely few days after the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, declared his intention to contest for President in the 2019 General Elections, the presidency has ordered the police and a foremost anti-graft agency to arraign him in court this week over spurious charges, it was learnt on Sunday. Read More