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Jinx on PIB to be broken 2020 – Senate

September 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The Senate Wednesday, vowed to break the jinx of inconclusive legislation  on the Petroleum Industry Bill ( PIB) treated in the 8th Senate as Petroleum Industry Governance Bill ( PIGB). Senate’s readiness and determination to work on the critical bill for the required reform of the petroleum and Gas Sectors , was declared by its President , Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Read More

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Our graft fight struggle for nation building — Buhari

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday reiterated his determination to continue the fight against corruption, saying the fight against the vice “is a struggle for nation building and the future generations.” Speaking at the 49th annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, in Abuja, the president said the federal government had recognised the damaging effect of corruption on the Read More

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Updated – Presidential election: Judgment day as Atiku, Buhari knows fate Wednesday

September 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barely five days to the expiration of the 180 days lifespan180 days provided by law for the determination of electoral matters, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has fixed today for delivery of its judgment in the petition filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Februaray 23rd presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against President Muhammadu Buhari. Section Read More

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A nation, and people with no staying power

September 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

“Don’t ask the deaf man to beat a drum for you to dance”… Anonymous I love Nigeria, we are largely a people with a short fuse memory, preferring to forget very quickly from a point of learning slowly, we either never remember or we choose to totally forget. We are a nation that has no staying power. We do not Read More

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Kogi govt set to end preventable maternal, child deaths

July 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi state government has reiterated its determination to eradicate  preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in the state. The State Commissioner for Health Dr Saka Audu gave the assurance in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja after a week-long Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) free healthcare services for women and children under five years, across the state. Read More

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UI International School and unending Hijab crisis

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The prolonged crisis rocking the University of Ibadan International School over wearing of Hijab has moved from protests to litigation as BAYO AGBOOLA narrates. The parents under the aegis of Muslim Parents Forum recently stormed the Bodija Central Mosque in Ibadan for a solidarity protest declared by MURIC to support the plight of the female students. At the well-attended solidarity Read More

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Isha Sesay’s book on Chibok hampered by misrepresentation, FG committed to securing 110 Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu’s release – Presidency

July 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A new book, “Beneath The Tamarind Tree,” written about the kidnapping of 270 Chibok school girls by Isha Sesay, the ex-CNN star and now a child rights activist, is hampered by misrepresentations, the Presidency said on Monday.Senior Special Assistant to the President in Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, who disclosed this is a statement in Abuja, described the book Read More

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Gwarzo: Investors await ICPC, Appeal Court judgment

June 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The National Industrial Court (NIC), last Thursday, ordered the reinstatement of Mounir Gwarzo, the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with all his salaries and allowances paid to him. In his ruling, Justice Sanusi Kado held that the minister of finance, who is the second defendant in the suit, lacked the power to suspend Gwarzo, even as Read More

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Volleyball: Nigeria qualify for 2019 African Games

May 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria senior men’s volleyball team has qualified for the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco. Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-15) to secure the sole ticket of Zone 3 which consists of Burkina Faso,  Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger Republic. The head coach of the team, Japhet Nuhu, attributed the feat to the determination of the players as well as Read More

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Why we embarked on documentation of foreigners – Immigration

March 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has explained that it has emback on registration of foreigners in the country as part of its determination to deal with threats to national security and other associated issues. Consequently, the agency has directed the affected foreigners to present themselves for registration at Nigeria Immigration Service’s offices across the 36 states of the federation, and Read More

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Rangers target victory over Defence Force of Ethiopia

November 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Players and officials of Nigeria’ Aiteo cup champions and seven-time league champions, Rangers International F.C the ‘Flying Antelopes’ have set a high target for themselves as they kick start the challenge of winning the Total/CAF confederation cup with a first round, preliminary round date against Ethiopian side, Defence Force S.C. After a not too impressive show last time out on the Read More

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Kofi Annan was the United Nations

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

By António Guterres Since the shock of former United Nations’ Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special. To my mind, it is simply this: Kofi Annan was both one-of-a-kind and one of us. He was an exceptional global leader — and he was also someone virtually anyone in the world could see themselves Read More

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New minimum wage for workers in Sept – FG

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The federal government has assured workers in the country that they “will begin to enjoy the new minimum wage before the end of September, this year.” Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who disclosed this at the commemoration of NLC @40 yesterday in Abuja, said “third quarter is the minimum time for the implementation of the new Read More

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Omeiza: A slow walk to First Class in Mass Communication

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

With a humble and slow start, Rufai Aliyu Omeiza, a 25-year-old graduate of Mass Communication, Bayero University Kano, stands out with a first class degree in his academic programme in 2017. ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF writes on how the egghead made it to stardom For Rufai Aliyu Omeiza, a 25-year-old genius, sheer determination, focus, hard work and prayers are necessary ingredients Read More

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Ex-PDP national chair’s wife joins APC

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Wife of the former National Chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Amadu Ali, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mrs. Marian Ali, who contested and lost the PDP Delta North Senatorial district ticket for 2015 general elections, was received at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja by the party’s National Read More