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Police parades two ritualist brothers in Osun

February 17, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Osun state police command has paraded two brothers who allegedly operate the ritualists den discovered in Ilobu, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. According to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye, items recovered in the den revealed that criminal activities have been going in the place for a long time. Adeoye stated that the den was discovered Read More

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Why I support senators on order of elections –Jonathan

February 17, 2018 Tope Sunday 0

  Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has backed the National Assembly on its recent re-ordering of the 2019 general elections as contained in an amendment to the Electoral Act. The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill had on Tuesday adopted a re-ordered sequence of the 2019 elections, which now puts the presidential election last in the timetable. Read More

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‘Marrying man with 3 wives like settling for expired commodity’

February 17, 2018 Aliyu Askira 0

Aisha Abubakar Usman is only one year old in Kannywood; however, the 24-year-old actress has featured in more than 30 hit movies like Blackberry; Achuci Maza; and Ibro Maciji. Aisha, who obtained a Diploma in Civil law from college of Islamic and legal studies, Kano, before venturing into acting, speaks to ALIYU ASKIRA on marriage, acting and challenges in the Read More

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Shettima, enjoy your ride

February 17, 2018 Clement Oluwole 0

When the Borno state Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, expressed the wish not to bequeath the Boko Haram to his successor like his predecessor, Sen. Ali-Modu Sherriff, did in 2011, I said to myself: “Hmmm… this sounds like a wishful thinking.” You can’t blame me for being pessimistic. Considering the resilience of the insurgents, even after they had been degraded, it Read More

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Obasanjo’s coalition of disgruntled politicians

February 17, 2018 Anthony Akinola 0

  Anwar el-Sadat, a former Egyptian leader, was a staunch ally of the United States in the search for peace in the Middle East. This alliance with America made him very unpopular at home, especially with radical elements. He was assassinated in a spectacular fashion by fundamentalist army officers on October 6, 1981. The assassination of Sadat jolted the establishment Read More

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El-Rufai on the threshold of history

February 17, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

El-Rufai on the threshold of history Greatness is not about achieving everything. It is about achieving something extraordinary, even if it is a single thing. During his campaigns, Governor Nasir El-Rufai promised the people of Kaduna State that he would conduct free and fair elections into the 23 Local Government Councils of the State within three months of being sworn Read More

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Danare: A C/River community under siege

February 17, 2018 Kingston Obung 0

Located in Cross River state, Danare shares border, language, culture and religion with Camerounian communities but it lacks almost every basic amenity of modern life. Coupled with this neglect, the farming community is being constantly raided by Camerounian soldiers in search of rebels, adding to the residents’ trauma as KINGSTON OBUNG who was there, narrates in this report. A community Read More

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NHIS controversy: Yusuf’s long-drawn battle with minister, HMOs

February 17, 2018 Ajuma Edwina Ogiri 0

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been dogged by several crises since the appointment of Prof. Usman Yusuf, as the Executive Secretary (ES) by President Muhammadu Buhari, majorly as a result of long-drawn battle him and the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) as well as staff of the agency. AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI writes on Read More

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Guest Writers’ Session to feature Anima Aboje, Elsie Ogheneka

February 17, 2018 Ibrahim Ramalan 0

  Two female writers, Amina Aboje and Elsie Oghenekaro, will take centre stage at the February 24, 2018, Guest Writers’ Session of the Abuja Writers Forum (AWF). A statement signed by Edith Yassin, on behalf of the AWF, said the event which will hold at Aso Hall of Nanet Suites by 4pm, would also features readings, question and answer session, Read More

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ANA receives N3m grant for 2018 literary campaign

February 17, 2018 Ibrahim Ramalan 0

  The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has secured the 2018 ANA/Yusuf Ali nationwide literary awareness campaign grant of N3,000,000, which was donated by Yusuf Ali (SAN), an Ilorin-based legal practitioner, author and philanthropist. ANA in statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, South, Wole Adedoyin, said this year’s grant would be deployed to facilitate a comprehensive media supplement on the Read More

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It’s herculean task to get traditional publishing deal –Speaking Pen

February 17, 2018 AbdulAzeez Oyewole 0

Nigerian poet, Abegunde Sunday Olaoluwa, fondly called ‘Speaking Pen’ is the winner of World Union of Poets Prize 2016. He is the principal director of Speaking Pen International Concept (SPIC). The author of bestselling self-help book, ‘Unleash Your Potential: Beyond Just Motivation’, in this interview with ABDULHAFEEZ T. OYEWOLE speaks about his unflinching commitment to the writing, publishing and spoken Read More

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Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu: Giving succour to women with breast cancer

February 17, 2018 ENE OSANG 0

Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu is the wife of the Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu. She is the founder of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN); a non-profit organisation that champions awareness campaigns on breast cancer. She is also an aquacultrist and philanthropist. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she speaks on BERCAN activities and the status of women and Read More

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Kaduna LG poll: Better late than never

February 17, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

During his gubernatorial campaign in 2015, Malam Nasir el-Rufai promised to organize local government election in Kaduna state within three months of assuming office. However, the governor of Kaduna state has run the local governments for almost three years without elected council chairmen, in spite of several court order compelling him to hold elections. Last week, Kaduna State Independent Electoral Read More

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2019 elections’ budget ready in 7 days –INEC Chairman

February 17, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Yakubu Mahmood, yesterday, said that the 2019 General Elections budget would be ready in seven days. Mahmood disclosed this at a two-day 2019 Election Project Plan (EPP) Implementation programmme for the senior management staff of the commission in Lagos. He said: “It is exactly a year today to the 2019 General Read More

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Buhari, APC governors in secret meeting in Daura

February 17, 2018 Tope Sunday 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met behind closed doors with 18 state governors of the APC controlled in Daura, Katsina state. The governors that attended the meeting include the Chairman of the Governors’ Forum and Zamfara state Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari; Rochas Okorocha (Imo); Abubakar Muhammed (Bauchi); Kashim Shettima (Borno); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and Malam Nasir El-Rufa’I of Kaduna state. Read More

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State Police: Still a long way to go

Since Vice President Yemi Osinbajo okayed the idea, the possibility of a State Police has been gaining traction as the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has embraced it. However, several law makers and other stakeholders, including security experts, have kicked against it as ELEOJO IDACHABA, EZREL TABIOWO, TAIYE ODEWALE, TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA highlight in this report. More so, the Read More

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Redeemer’s University promises solution to Lassa fever

February 16, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

The Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, has hinted that the institution was making serious efforts towards providing a lasting solution to the lassa fever scourge. The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Debo Adeyewa, gave the hint during the 13th matriculation ceremony of the university, on Friday. The university VC, during the matriculation of 550 students including the Post Graduate students and Read More

Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello - APC crisis: NWC, North-Central disagree over sack of Kogi excos

APC crisis: NWC, North-Central disagree over sack of Kogi excos

February 16, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congres (APC) Friday took another dimension as the North Central zonal committee and the National Working Committee (NWC) disagree over the announced sack of Kogi state chapter of the executives. The North-Central zonal leaders had announced on a national Television that the Kogi State excos have been dissolved but in a swift response, Read More

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2019: 25 states pass #NotTooYoungToRunBill

February 16, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

…Gives Buhari 30 days ultimatum A group of young Nigerians under the aegis of Not Too You To Run Movement, said the Bill has received affirmative votes from twenty-five (25) state assemblies across the country, which is the constitutional threshold prescribed by Section 9 (2) of the 1999 constitution. Addressing a press conference Friday in Abuja, one of the conveners Read More

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Bayelsa state embarks on measles vaccine exercise.

February 16, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

Bayelsa state yesterday said it will embark on measles vaccination campaign starting from 1st to 13th of March, 2018. The commissioner for health, Proffessor Ebitimitula Etebu  in the company of his Education and information counterparts made this known in Yenagoa during a press conference. The exercise the commissioner said will be in two phases staring from 1st to 6th of Read More

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Army Drills Boreholes in Sambisa Forest

February 16, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

Making good of it’s promise of clearing the Boko Haram terrorists and making Sambisa fit for lawful activities, the Nigerian Army was further consolidating on the successes of Operation DEEP PUNCH II by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, through infrastructure developmental. The Director Army Public Relations, DAPR, Nigerian Army Headquarters Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka in a statement Friday said apart Read More

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Gana recommends open government for image management

February 16, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

A former minister for information, Professor Jerry Gana yesterday said that the best way to manage public image was to run an open government. Speaking in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, during the commissioning of Bayelsa state information house as part of the activities marking the 6year anniversary of the restoration Government, Gana said  that the ministry must be equipped with trained staff Read More

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Falconets storm Yaounde for World Cup ticket

February 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The delegation of U17 women national football team, Flamingos, will on Friday arrive in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon for their final round, final leg of the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against their Cameroonian counterparts. Officials confirmed that the team will fly aboard an Asky Air plane from Abuja for the game billed for Sunday. Both teams Read More

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Ex- FCT Sports Director emerges as Para-Athletics President as Misbau returns for Soccer

February 16, 2018 IKENNA OKONKWO 0

  Former Director of Sports in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr Geoffrey Ogu yesterday emerged as the President, Para-Athletics Federation of Nigeria (PAFN) in a keenly contested election for seven para-sports in the country. Ogu who was emphatic on his vision and mission for one of the physically challenged sporting federations defeated his closest rival, Ameobi Chikwendu with just Read More