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Nigeria Sports award: Ighalo, Brume, full list of winners revealed

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

Full list of winners: Footballer of the year: Odion IghaloAthlete of the year: Ese BrumeTeam of the year: D’TigressSports person of the year: Ese BrumeWeightlifter of the year: Emmanuel AppahSports Journalist of the year: Dare KutiSports Photo Journalist of the year: Modo VictorDiscovery of the year: Folashade LawalRacket Sports Person of the year: Anuoluwapo OpeyoriTeam Sports Person of the year: Read More

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Again, Petrol tanker explodes, spreads fire on Otedola bridge

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Lagos Emergency Management Agency has said a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol with registration number KJA-900XR, on Saturday got burnt on the Otedola Bridge. The Public Affairs Officer of LASEMA, Mr Nusa Okunbor, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos. According to him, an investigation revealed that the tanker’s tyres bust while in motion. “The tyres Read More

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IPPIS logjam: ASUU hands out exam questions to FG

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

Lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dropped crucial questions to the Federal Government on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The union uniting all Lecturers under the federal government is asking why some federal agencies such as the Federal Inland Revenue Services, Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Read More

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At MFM’s Abuja miracle crusade: Olukoya makes crucial declaration on Nigeria

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

Against the backdrop of problems bedeviling the nation with attendant hardships afflicting Nigerians, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries ( MFM), Dr D.K Olukoya, Saturday declared, “It shall be well with Nigeria.” Olukoya who made the prophetic declaration in Abuja during the opening and dedication of the Miracle City of the Church at Gwako near Gwagwalada, said darkness Read More

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Breaking: West Ham pull back Chelsea, Newcastle cage Man City in top 4 Premier League race

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

Struggling West Ham have just been defeated Chelsea inside Stamford Bridge 0-1 in one of the Premier League matches decided on Saturday. Similarly, Champions Manchester City dropped two vital points in the English Premier League title race as Jonjo Shelvey’s stunning late strike earned struggling Newcastle United a 2-2 home draw on Saturday. While the result moved Newcastle a further Read More

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Breaking: APC’s Smart Adeyemi knocks off Dino Melaye, leads in Kogi west supplementary poll, set for Senate return… see results

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

Results from various polling units Unguwan Pawa Polling Unit 005 Ward “D” lokoja. Apc – 229PDP – 100 Ward D Results Lokoja Rimi polling unitAPC 224PDP 177 Anguwan Kura polling unitAPC 349PDP 86 Inuwa Dagana polling unitAPC 229PDP 100 Inuwa Lange polling unitAPC 446PDP 79 Madabo polling unitAPC 432PDP 86 Yaragi polling unitAPC 143PDP 67. Obatedo ward 02 Oke Egbe-APC Read More

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Anambra SWAN condemns robbery attack on FC Ifeanyi Ubah

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra state chapter, has condemned the armed robbery attack on the team of Nnewi-based FC Ifeanyi Ubah on their way to honour their week six fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars on Friday. The Chairman of Ifeanyi Ubah club, Mr China Ubah, had in a release on Friday said the team was attacked by armed Read More

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All not well with Nigeria, says Mulumba

November 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Worthy Supreme Knight of St. Mulumba, said all is not well with Nigeria, dispite 59 years of nationhood. The WSKM, stated this at a press conference held at the weekend by Sir Diamond Ovueraye, KSM, at the Jos press center. He said: “At 59 years of nationhood, who can thump his cheast and say all is well, is it Read More

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Women politicians demand justice for burnt Solome Abuh

November 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Women politicians under the auspices of the Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) has reemphasised its call for justice for the death of Salome Acheju Abuh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader whose house was ambushed and burnt down while she was inside, during the Kogi state governorship election. Its National President Ebere Ifendu made the demand while briefing the Read More

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Ex-Microfinance bank staff jailed for stealing N11m

November 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

An Oyo state High Court sitting in Ibadan Friday sentenced a former employee of the Ayete Microfinance Bank Limited in Oyo state, Sunday Fadayomi to six years in prison without an option of fine for stealing N11,000,000 (Eleven Million Naira) from the bank’s vault while working there. Delivering his judgment, Justice Mohammed Owolabi pronounced Fadayomi guilty in all the 30 Read More

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FG urged to declare state of emergency on Violence Against Women

November 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Nigeria women has called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on Violence Against Women (VAW) in the country. The call was made Friday in Abuja when women from across the nation embarked on a peaceful walk from the National Center of Women Development (NCWD) to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (FMWSD) to Read More

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Late PDP women leader’s daughter speaks on joining politics

November 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

The first child of Salome Acheju Abuh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader killed in Kogi state during the just concluded governorship election Mrs.Tavershima Eikojonwa, has lamented the death of her mother, saying no womanshould be treated like her mother. Eikojonwa stated this Friday in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists during a peaceful walk by women to the Read More

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Appeal Court’s victory validation of people’s will- Lalong

November 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Plateau state governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) Simon Bako Lalong, has said that his victory at the appeal court was yet another collective victory for the entire people of the the state He described the victory as validation of the will of the People in the 2019 governorship election.  Lalong in a statement issued by his Read More

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Christmas: FG unveils free train ride from Lagos to Ibadan

November 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

As the festive season draws near, the fderal government Saturday announced the commencement of free train ride on the over $1.5bn new Lagos-Ibadan railway service. The free rides, according to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi who announced via his official Twitter handle would last for four months and urged commuters to use the train service during the festive season. Read More

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PCC orders LG council legislative leader to pay ‘suspended’ member entitlements

November 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) in Anambra state has ordered the Leader of Oji-River Legislative Council, Enugu state, Mr James Tabansi, to pay his member, Mr Onyeka Mmadubuchi, all the allowances being denied him during his alleged suspension. The Federal Commissioner, Mr Samben Nwosu, who made the proclamation in a Case Conference in Awka, Anambra State, following a petition brought Read More

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Gender-based violence: Sex Offenders Register to the rescue?

November 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

This year, Nigeria joined the world to commemorate the 16 days of activism on the elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) with the launch of a Sex Offenders Register aimed at tackling the increasing issues of rape in the country. ENE OSANG writes Background The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks Read More

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Digital learning: Don advocates ‘repackage’ of Nigeria’s lecturers, students

November 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Professor of  Educational Technology in the Department of Education, University of Ilorin, Samuel Onasanya, has advocated for a redesign of Nigeria’s educational technology curriculum in higher institutions of learning. The new curriculum, he said ,should be “redesigned with emphasis on repackaging of both teachers and students to learning via the deployment of digital learning tools”. He listed the new Read More

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Plateau guber: PDP, Useni head to Supreme Court

November 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Plateau State, Jeremiah Useni, has rejected the verdict of the Court of Appeal upholding the election of Governor Simon Lalong, vowing to appeal against it at the apex court. Recall that the appellate court sitting in Jos on Friday had affirmed the victory of Governor Lalong in the March 9 supplementary elections. Read More

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Worrisome dearth of doctors

November 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The disclosure of the President of the Association of Resident Doctors operating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Roland Aigbovo, that its members are being burnt out on their jobs as a result of shortage of medical personnel in the country should ruffle feathers in several quarters though it is not a surprise to close watchers of the nation’s Read More

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Between Electoral Act and Credibility of Electoral System

November 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Within the last 20 years of Democratic governance in Nigeria, the quest  for credibility of electoral system through required legislation has been made from one National Assembly to the other without the desired results in terms of fairness of the elections as shown in the recently conducted ones in  Kogi and Bayelsa states . TAIYE ODEWALE examines the issues at Read More