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Kebbi awards N890m water contract

Kebbi state government has awarded N890 million contract for the supply and extension of potable drinking water for Birnin Kebbi, the state capital and its environs.   Speaking with newsmen at the Dukku Hills water works side in Birnin Kebbi, ...

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ASUP raises alarm over victimisation of members

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has called on federal government to prevail on some polytechnics management to stop victimising their members for participating in union activities.   Specifically, the union accused the institutions for withholding check-off dues belonging to ...

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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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