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The imperative of IPOB proscription

Like a foretold conclusion, the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted an application made by the federal government seeking the proscription of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), a body fi ghting for actualisation of defunct Biafra republic. ...

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‘Governance not rocket science’

Having been excited by some landmarks recorded in less than two years of the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation magazine, was quick to state that Ambode’s approach to governance is exceptional. TOPE ...

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‘Why Anambra people must vote wisely’

The Director-General of Godwin Chukwunaenye Ezeemo Campaign Organisation, Dr Chira Obiora, in this interview with OKEY CHRIS , explains why Ezeemo who is the governorship candidate of Progressives Peoples Alliance will defeat the sitting Governor, Willie Obiano, candidate of the ...

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Between IPOB and Boko Haram

Before its proscription by the military and Southeast governors, the Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB had exhibited all the characteristics of a terrorists group to the extent that it had become the metaphor for describing the southern ...

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Of politics, governance and loyalty

It baffles me to note that in Nigeria everything is about the next “election” rather than the governance issues. Let’s insist on good governance for the existing mandate. In my understanding, there is diff erence between “politics” and “governance”. According ...

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Buhari and the 2019 signal from Kaduna

Th e popularity of President Muhammadu Buhari and that of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is still unprecedentedly strong in the country. Recent political happenings in Kaduna State have further proved that apart from being Buhari’s second home, Kaduna ...

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9 IDPs killed by Boko Haram buried

Amidst tears, residents of Daima village in Kala Balge local government area of Borno state yesterday buried nine of their colleagues who were slaughtered by Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday. Daiman, a border community near Cameroon, is just a few ...

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Why we suspended strike – ULC

Labour Congress (ULC) has stated that the group suspended its two-day industrial action because an agreement was reached after a conciliatory meeting in the instance of Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige. National Union of Petroleum and Natural ...

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Campuses bubble as students return

Academic and social activities returned to the various universities after the suspension of nationwide strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), last Monday. Blueprint which monitored the return of students revealed how number of passengers increased in various motor ...

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NOUN don harps on need for employable graduates

A university lecturer has reiterated the need for African universities to produce graduates with needed skills for global competitiveness, argumentative analysis and employment. Th e Dean, Faculty of Post-graduate School, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Dr. Sama’ila Mande, made ...

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On need for peace sermon by Imams

Th e Juma’at mosque Imams and prominent Islamic scholars across the north last week gave us a glimpse of what Islam is all about; when they unanimously preach peace and advice obviously angered northern youths to resist the temptation of ...

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Varsity non-teaching unions suspend strike

Five days after Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended their strike, non- academic and other related unions yesterday joined the league to return to classrooms, announcing the suspension of their strike following an understanding reached with government. Th e ...

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75m Nigerians Illiterate – FG’

Th e federal government yesterday described the rate of illiteracy in the country as “alarming,” saying between 65 and 75 million Nigerians were illiterate. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Governor ...

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PMS: Ogun DPR warns on panic buying

Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) yesterday warned on panic buying of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol, by customers in Ogun state.   Oil workers, under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, partook ...

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