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Of film stars and politicians

September 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The current fourth republic started about 20 years ago when the then military regime decided to hand over power to a civilian administration in 1999. According to the 1999 Constitution, as amended, every four years fresh elections have to be conducted to usher in another tenure. This also requires politicians to go round the country to campaign for votes. As Read More

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Adamu sues for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians

September 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Senator representing Nasarawa west senatorial district of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Adamu, weekend urged Nigerians to continue to tolerate and live in peace with one another.He made the called in his message to marked the first Muharram 1441 AH celebration in Lafia. Adamu said peace and unity are tools for National development thereby, Nigerians must strive to maintain them for the nation Read More

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Kogi: PDP stakeholders in panic mood over choice of party candidate

September 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Concerned Kogi PDP Professionals, an interest group within the Peoples Democratic Party has raised alarm over an impending implosion that can rubbished the bright chances of the party winning the governorship election slated for November 16th by INEC. The group called on the National Working Committee of the party to urgently address the political and personal hatred among the leading aspirants Read More

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NSCDC under Gana: How far, so far?

September 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Since its formal recognition by an Act of Parliament in 2003, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has over the years joined forces with other security agencies to combat crime and criminality in the country. From its amended Act of 2007, the NSCDC is saddled with the responsibility to protect critical national assets and infrastructure of government; register, Read More

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Buhari approves N800m for flood victims in Bauchi

September 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of N800 million for rehabilitation of structures destroyed by the recent flood in Jama’are local government area of Bauchi state. The state governor, Bala Mohammed, who announced this when he visited the people of the affected area at Jama’are river, said the fund was approved under the ecological project of the federal government. Read More

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Osun river overflows, wrecks havoc in Osogbo

September 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Properties worth millions of naira were on Sunday destroyed while many residents were displayed as Osun river overflow it’s boundary following a two days rainfall in Osogbo and it’s environs. The heavy rainfall started on Thursday and it continued till Saturday night. Many homes were deserted while some workshop closed to the river were washed away. The flood wrecked havoc Read More

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Reforms: Interior minister promises to build on Dambazau’s legacies

September 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, has promised he will continue with the policy reforms embarked on by his predecessor, Abdulraham Dambazau, saying the policy reforms are in line with the set objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration which are improving security, economic revitalisation and entrenching transparency in the conduct of government business.  In a statement signed by ministry’s Read More

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I won my election in a free, fair contest -Al-makura

September 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Senator representing Nasarawa south senatorial district of Nasarawa state, Umaru Almakura, Sunday said the judgement delivered in his favour did not come to him as a surprise because he won his election in a free and fair contest. He made the disclosure in Lafia, while reacting to the judgement of the National Assembly Election Tribunal that upheld his election as Read More

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Breaking: Northern coalition to reclaim all job opportunities occupied by Southerners

September 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

Following the arrest of some Northern youths in Lagos state recently, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs) said it has concluded plans to ensure that all job opportunities in the North that have been unduly monopolised by southerners are reclaimed and restored appropriately. The coalition, through its spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Sulaiman, therefore, said it would unveil a portal for the registration Read More

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Yobe: Cleric urges youths to unite for nation building

September 1, 2019 Editor 0

Youths across Yobe state have been called upon to unite for nation building as “leaders of tomorrow”. The newly appointed Chaplain of Damaturu Battalion Council of Boys Brigade Nigeria, Rev. Anthony Lonkerenke, disclosed this Sunday at the investiture of the battalion’s chairman and other leaders in Yobe state capital, Damaturu. He said as the spiritual leader of the battalion, he Read More

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End gender-based violence in Nigeria

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

I have asked myself some probing questions like, why do marriages mostly fail and usually end up in a terrible divorce, why do men feel they are at liberty to beat up their wives when they do wrong, why do the society think it is always fair to exclude women when developmental issues are to be discussed, and why do Read More

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Welcoming the Buhari’s new ministers

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Penultimate I Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in his new ministers and assigned them portfolios. Unlike in 2015 in which the president maintained a lean cabinet, the President has expanded his cabinet to 43 with the creation of additional ministries. Although some Nigerians are surprised and not comfortable with the kind of personalities that made the Buhari’s ministers list, in Read More

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Still on Ekweremadu’s beating in Germany

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The fact that former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, was nearly lynched by an angry mob in Nunberg Germany did not come to many Nigerians as a big surprise given the present helpless frustration among Nigerian masses home and abroad. Someone even said that many such politicians would have been waylaid and dealt with by the home Read More

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‘Enyeama may return to Super Eagles’

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Vincent Enyeama is a household name in Nigeria and world football. He was the Super Eagles of Nigeria first-choice and the most capped goalkeeper for over a decade until he bowed out in 2015 since he joined in 2002. He started his football career from the local scene with clubs like Ibom Stars and Enyimba of Aba before he moved Read More

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Presidential, NASS polls: YIAGA rates INEC, political parties in Kogi

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the Kogi gubernatorial polls, YIAGA Africa has observed some lapses in the design, communication and lack of uniformity in the implementation of the guidelines issued by the electoral commission.  The group also scored the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and political parties that participated low over poor conduct. The Co-Chairman, YIAGA Africa, Dr Husseini Abdu, while briefing newsmen Read More

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Troops kill Boko Haram terrorists, inflict injuries on many

September 1, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE attached to Super Camp Monguno killed several Boko haram terrorists during patrol along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis in Northern part of Borno state. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said the incident happened on Friday. He said: “The patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that neutralized countless Read More

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Lagos: Police free detained 123 motorcyclists, bikes

September 1, 2019 Editor 0

The Lagos State Police Command has released the 123 Northerners who were intercepted in a truck with 48 motorcycles by the State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses Task force, Daily Trust is reporting. The men were coming from Jigawa when they were rounded up by the Task Force amidst tension and anxiety in the state. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Read More

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Sanwo-Olu commissions recreational park in honour of Finnih

September 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday commissioned an ultra-modern recreational park in Oregun area of Ikeja, with a resolve to continue to guarantee enviable and sustainable environment that will ensure the well being of the citizens. The Governor who named the park after foremost medical practitioner and elder statesman, Dr Abayomi Oluyomi Finnih, vowed to continually implement initiatives Read More

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U.S. Open: At last, American sensation Gauff loses to Osaka, bows out

September 1, 2019 Editor 0

Coco Gauff’s U.S. Open came to an abrupt end under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday but the 15-year-old said she would leave New York a better player after falling to world number one Naomi Osaka. Backed by lively support from the packed home crowd, the young American was clearly overmatched against the defending champion, who needed Read More

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Bobrisky flees as as FG goes after cross-dresser, Police shut party ground

September 1, 2019 Editor 0

Popular Nigerian cross-dresser and internet personality, Okuneye Idris, widely known as Bobrisky, is reported to be on the run after police raided a nude party organised by him in Lekki area of Lagos. Bobrisky put up the party in celebration of his 28th birthday, but it was disrupted by the Nigeria Police, who invaded the place and dispersed guests. Photos Read More