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Tennis SA suspends all tournaments until 20 April

March 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has on Monday announced a suspension of all their tournaments until 20 April following President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring a national state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Sunday’s announcement and based on discussions with key stakeholders, Tennis South Africa is taking the precautionary measure to postpone all TSA sanctioned events – national, regional and local Read More

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Adamawa IDPs endorse NEMA’s food ration

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa have endorsed the food rationing for deserving households adopted by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The development followed a resolution by the IDPs when the Director General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, paid a situation report visit to three IDPs camps in the state. The camps visited included Fufore, Malkohi  and St. Theresa Read More

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Ex-Daily Times editor unveils African Leadership Scorecard magazine

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The immediate past Managing Editor of the Daily Times newspapers, Mr. Bonaventure Melah, weekend, joined the rank of publishers with the official presentation of his publication African Leadership Scorecard in Abuja. Speaking at the presentation, which held at the NUJ FCT Council Press Centre, the Executive Director News, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Suleiman Ahaziah, commended Melah for taking the leap of Read More

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Remo Stars footballer’s killing: IGP deploys 2 DIGs to Sagamu

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogbizi, to take over investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Tiamiyu Kazeem in Sagamu, Ogun state, on February 22, 2020. This as the Police boss has also directed the Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour leaders tell workers what to expect in Ekiti

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Labour leaders in Ekiti state have assured their members that Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi would before the end of February, 2020 sign the agreement on the implementation of workers new minimum wage and consequential salary adjustment.This assurance was contained in a statement signed by the state Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Kayode Fatomiluyi, and Secretary, Comrade Gbenga Olowoyo, on Sunday. Read More

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Insecurity: Ilorin emirate seeks divine intervention

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Concerned about the lingering insecurity challenges confronting the country, the people of Ilorin Emirate in Kwara state Saturday gathered at the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari, to seek divine intervention on the situation. The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheik Mohammed Bashir Salihu, led other clerics to offer special prayer for the nation’s leader, requesting God Read More

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Reps’ deputy minority leader decries Justice Odili’s home invasion

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has condemned the attack on the residence of Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.Thugs were reported to have attacked her home over the verdict of the apex court on the Bayelsa governorship election delivered by her.  Okechukwu in a statement on Thursday however  insisted that judicial Read More

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Obasa: The man who muted Amotekun idea 4 years ago

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It happened on two ocassions in 2015 and early 2016. The first was when he sat with some youthful friends, most of whom he often relates with to gauge the pulse of the majority. The venue was Agege, his base. In that meeting, Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, muttered the need for a collective security Read More

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Centralised security architecture has failed Nigerians – Senate

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

….Says urgent restructuring required     The senate Monday took a swipe on the current security architecture in Nigeria which it said has failed. It consequently stated that the failing security architecture need to be restructured in arresting the worsening situation at hand . Giving the damning verdict while fielding questions from journalists at the Senate Guest House in Maitama , Read More

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Constitution review, PIB, others in focus as Senate resumes

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the Senate and the House of Representatives resume from Christmas and New Year break today , some salient legislations  like constitution review , amendment of the Electoral Act, Petroleum Industry bill etc , will be in the front burner . TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Before both Chambers of the National Assembly embarked on the 40-day Christmas and New Year recess Read More

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Nyako blames politicians for current insecurity 

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A retired Naval Officer and former senator representing Adamawa Central, Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako, has stated politicians should largely be blamed for the current security challenge in the country rather than the military. Speaking to newsmen on Sunday in Yola, Nyako said the Nigerian military which is currently overstretched is doing its best on the situation and deserved commendation. He said Read More

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Masari restricts motocycles/ tricycles’ movement

January 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, has signed an Executive Order restricting the use of  motorcycles and tricycles between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. across the state effective  today. The state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Ahmed El-Marzuq who announced this  in Katsina, said the measure was aimed at protecting the lives and property of people of the Read More

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Reactions of Nigerians to electricity tariff hike (Lagos)

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bunmi Akingbade, Trader at Abesan Estate: “Any increase in electricity tariffs will further compound the pains of Nigerians. It is not fair, what is the reason for the increase, presently power is not constant and we still pay but any attempt to increase the rate will further worsen the situation. Godwin Agbi, School proprietor at Ipaja: “Increase in electricity tariffs Read More

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Pep defends Valverde as Iniesta slams ‘ugly’ Barca methods

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pep Guardiola, Luis Enrique, Ernesto Valverde  Andres Iniesta says Barcelona are behaving “a bit ugly” amid reports Ernesto Valverde is set to be replaced as head coach. Barcelona’s 3-2 Spanish Super Cup semi-final loss to Atletico Madrid is set to be Valverde’s last game in charge, with Marca reporting he is entering his last hours at the club. Xavi Hernandez, who holds the Read More

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Apologise to Tor Tiv, Benue NASS caucus urges Akume

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A group under the aegis of Benue State Caucus of the National Assembly have described as unfortunate utterances by the Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Senator George Akume against the Tor Tiv Professor James Ayatse. The group also asked Senator Akume to de-escalate what they termed as “ugly situation” in the best interest of the state and tender Read More

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Gas explosion: DPR to partner Civil Defence in tackling gas plants’ proliferation

January 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is set to partner with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in tackling proliferation of illegal gas refilling outlets in Kaduna state.The partnership was product of a visit by the Northwest Zonal Operations Controller of DPR, Mr Isah Tafida, to the State Commandant of Civil Defence Corps, Babangida Abdullahi Dutsinma. A statement signed by the Read More

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Cross River NLC chair kidnapped

December 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Cross River police command has confirmed the kidnap of the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ben Ukpepi, at his residence in Akpabuyo local government area of the state. The state police public relations officer, Irene Ugbo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Calabar that the NLC chairman was kidnapped about 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday by Read More

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NPFL: Obuh worried over Akwa United’s poor run

December 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Akwa United head coach, John Obuh, has said he is very worried about the poor run of the club in the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season and is determined to find ways to reverse the situation. The Promise Keepers have had more draws with no win in six matches and suffered their second defeat of the season, losing Read More

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IPPIS: UI staff surrender

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There was a mild drama on Monday at the Trenchard Hall of  the University of Ibadan, UI, venue of the enrollment into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS for the staff of the premier University on Monday, What led to the drama was the exclusion of staff of International School, Ibadan (ISI) from the list of those to Read More

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Man Utd: No plans to sack Solskjaer 

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Manchester United have no plans to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will only consider taking action if the situation becomes ‘catastrophic’. United have just four Premier League wins in 14 matches this season and are facing their two toughest games of the campaign this week, first against Tottenham at home on Wednesday and away at Manchester City on Saturday. However, only extraordinarily bad results would Read More

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Our roads are impassable – Oke-Ogun residents

October 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Residents of Oke-Ogun area, comprising 10 council areas of Oyo North senatorial district have raised the alarm over the deplorable conditions of the roads in the zone, saying the situation is becoming increasingly unbearable. Consequently, they have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to come to their aid by carrying out a wholesale Read More

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Most Nigeria’s abattoirs unhygienic – expert

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Executive secretary, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, Professor Garba Sharubutu, has decried the unhygienic situation of most Nigeria’s abattoirs. He said most of abattoirs were not in compliance with international standard, urging stakeholders in the agricultural sector to explore advantages of production of wholesome meat which according to him remained one of untapped potentials. He stated this in a keynote Read More

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IGP and security summit in S/West: Matters arising

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The security summit convened by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, in Ibadan on the heightened insecurity in the South-west has taken far reaching measures towards nailing the menace in the bud. Writes BAYO AGBOOLA. Governors, traditional rulers and stakeholders from across the six states in the South-west region of the country recently stormed Ibadan for a security summit Read More

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Unemployment is cause by inability of citizens to take responsibility- Dr Munang

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Richard Munang, is the United Nations Environment Climate Change Coordinator for Africa. He speaks on the scourge of unemployment in Africa, and blamed it on failures of citizens to take responsibility to develop their countries and continent. MOSES JOHN presents the details.   Unemployment as a global phenomenon In this 2019, average global unemployment has been reported to have reached Read More