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2019: Obasanjo in secret talks with Afenifere

October 9, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Members of the Pan Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun, over the 2019 polls. The meeting which started around 3.30 p.m lasted about two hours. Mr Yinka Odumakin, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the group after the meeting, said the group was in Abeokuta to pay Read More

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Bauchi APC and internal saboteurs

September 24, 2018 Administrator 0

The elections are here. And as usual, politics will manifest in their different shapes, sizes, and forms. The Bauchi state All Progressives Congress (APC), like in other parts of the country, must brace up against those whose stock in trade is to sabotage the political capital of the party. In Bauchi, the success of the forthcoming 2019 general elections will Read More

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Kano assembly to include exlawmakers in Pension Act amendment

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kano state House of Assembly plans to include former principal officers of the House in the ongoing amendment of former Governors and their deputies’ pension act. The Assembly recently commenced a process to amend the state law that provided pension and gratuity for former governors and deputy governors. The decision to commence the amendment of the law followed a motion Read More

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Our senators and the Tanimola mentality

March 31, 2018 Administrator 0

As recently as three or so weeks ago, the fiery civil rights activist and first-term Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Shehu Sani, stirred the hornet’s nest with the revelation that was not quite new. Comrade Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) told a bemused populace that each of Read More

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2019: Changing the narrative in South-east

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Any discerning mind who listened to Governor Rochas Okorocha recently when he was talking on how the APC governors have been asked by the Presidency to set up campaign councils in their zones, will immediately know where the governor is heading to. He wants to make himself the leader of the South East in the name of campaigning for President Read More

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Ganduje signs specialist hospitals Bill into Law

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has signed the state’s Ultra-Modern Specialist Hospitals Bill, 2018 (1439AH), Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, and Paediatric Hospital, Zoo Road, into Law in the presence of the members of the Advisory Committee led by Dr. Aminu Magashi. During his signing of the Bill into Law the governor assured that the operations and Read More

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Ghanaian minister to host good governance summit

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Ghanaian Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, will serve as special guest of honour at this year’s Leadtimes summit on good governance in Africa leadership. According to a release signed in Lagos by Prof Buba S. Mshelia, Chairman, Advisory Board of Leadtimes Africa magazine, “this year’s edition promises to be unique as it is again Read More

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When leadership is empathy

March 17, 2018 Administrator 0

Jose Mujica was Uruguay’s president between 2010 and 2015. Despite a monthly take-home pay of $12000 (about N4.3 million) he opted for a life of penury and was described as the world’s poorest president. But Mr Mujica was not poor. He was only human and humane. And unlike most leaders today, he was an empathetic politician who felt and understood Read More

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Nigeria needs vibrant agricultural sector to grow – Sani-Bello

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Niger state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello yesterday said the country requires a vibrant agricultural sector to achieve a hunger-free nation. A press statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Jbrin Baba Ndace, quoted SaniBello as stating this in his welcome address at the official commissioning of the N50 billion Sunti Golden Sugar Estates, a subsidiary of Flour Mills Nigeria Plc Read More

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Northern leadership gap: Can youth change status quo?

March 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Like a recurring decimal, the quest for inclusion of youths in northern leadership affairs reared its head again, with some youths who converged on Kano Government House, Kano, at the weekend, to seek ways of bridging the gap, overthrow the ruling oligarchy and make a revolutionary change. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports Recycling old breed Anyone conversant with the present democratic dispensation Read More

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UniAbuja ASUU chairman promises colleagues, students better days

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) chapter chairman-elect, Dr. Kassim Umaru has promised better days for his university community. Speaking to journalists shortly after his election, Dr. Umaru who had served as vice chairman for two tenures before his election as chairman, promised to bring his experience to bear in the union. He also said Read More

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APC celebrates Obasanjo at 81, says he’s an inspiration for good governance

March 5, 2018 Administrator 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, still an inspiration for good governance for many African countries even after leaving office many years after. In a statement signed Monday in Abuja, APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi congratulated the former President on attainment of 81 years of age. The party said: “Chief Obasanjo has Read More

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Gaidam lauds Ganduje on Dapchi efforts

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Impressed by the concern shown by the Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as the first governor that visited Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, to sympathise with the government and the people of Yobe over the Government Girls Technical College, Dapch abduction, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has commended Ganduje for “strengthening the relationship of both states.” Read More

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Buratai: Walking encyclopaedia of military strategies By Esther Okpabi

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Nerve-cracking and heart-rending internal insurrections around Nigeria have pepped up anxieties, pains and sorrows. It has intensified tensions, fear and a frightening feeling of insecurity among the citizenry. Nigeria had lived with this sickening bug and internal servitude for years. President Muhammadu Buhari was not just worried about this ugly trend, as a passive participant in government, but it Read More

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Ex-minister dumps PDP

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The former Minister of Sports and chieftain of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Samaila Sambawa, and his loyalists have decamped to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC). Sambawa, who served as a Minister of Internal Affairs, Foreign, Sports and Youths Development under the PDP administration officially, dumped the PDP for the APC, over the weekend at the Read More

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Ex-footballer George Weah faces many challenges in Liberia

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ex-footballer George Weah has been elected to the highest office in Liberia. But will he be equal to the country’s many challenges, UMARU FOFANA asks. On the highest point of Monrovia are the remains of what used to be an impressive five-star hotel – DUCOR. There stands the black-and-yellow statue of Joseph J Roberts, the country’s first president, overlooking the Read More

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IDP obtains First Class in Islamic Studies

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aliyu Askira Kano Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof Uba Abdallah Adamu has revealed that a woman in Gulak IDP camp in Adamawa state successfully registered with the university and passed out with a 1st class degree in Islamic Studies. Speaking to the press after a recent sensitisation workshop in Kano, the VC stated Read More

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Buhari lauded over peaceful Christmas celebration

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ene Osang A civil society organisation, Africa Arise For Change Network (AACN) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to the fight against insurgency in the North-east and country in general. AACN Executive Director, Chief (Mrs) Helen Onuh, during a special thank -you Christmas rally to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the visit was to commend the unique Read More

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Group hails NBC over progress on DSO

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja A group under the aegis of Civil Society Group for Good Governance (CSGGG) has lauded the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on the progress made in the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in the country. This is just as Kaduda state recently launched its Digital Switch Over to join other states on the DSO launched by the federal Read More

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Fulani/Numan attack: Middle-Belt Forum seeks FG intervention

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The Middle-Belt Forum (MBF) has called for the urgent intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari in the face-off between Fulani herdsmen and Bwatiye people in Numan, Adamawa state. Speaking through its President, Bala Takaya, the Forum sent a note of warning to traditional rulers in the North to restrain from making inciting statements. MBF, which elected its Read More

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Yemen war: Iran denies supplying rebel missile fired at Riyadh

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Iran says accusations by Saudi Arabia and the US that it supplied the missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels at Riyadh on Tuesday are “baseless”. A foreign ministry spokesman said Iran had “no arms links with Yemen” and that the country was “in a blockade and such possibility does not exist anyway”. The Saudi military said it intercepted the missile Read More

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Emefiele bags distinguishing CBN gov award

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf Abuja Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG), an umbrella body of several civil society groups, NGOs, activists, and media executives in Nigeria will bestow a prestigious honour on the CBN governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, as the “Most Distinguished CBN Governor of the Decade,” at the CBN headquarters, scheduled for December Read More

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Jonathan wasn’t prepared for presidency – Saraki

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday admitted that former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is not a desperate politician. He, however, said the ex-president was not prepared for the position of leadership like presidency. But in his own assessment, Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, who alleged the ex-president plotted his removal, stated that Jonathan and others, actually Read More

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Arewa council vows to champion crime reduction

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By John Oba Abuja Arewa Students and Youth Council of Nigeria (ASYCN) have vowed to champion crime reduction fight in the country, stressing that the indivisibility of the country remained its priority. Its President, Mr. Awal Muhammad, made the vow yesterday while giving an award of excellence to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) De-mes Property Limited, Mr. Christopher Emefiele, yesterday Read More

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Adedoja promises empowerment for women

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Ruth Terry Abuja Chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Taoheed Adedoja, has taken his plea for the national leadership of the party to leaders and stakeholders in the South South zone, promising to empower the women. Adedoja, who was in Port Harcourt to solicit support the support of the zone, promised to utilise the goodwill he had Read More