Yinka Ayefele recently celebrated his gift of life, in remembrance of 20 years after an accident which confined him to a wheelchair. In an interaction with journalists, he recounted his ordeal since the accident and [...]
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has decried the frustration which scholars under the sponsorship of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), are going through in foreign institutions due to non-payment of their tuition fees and [...]
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Azu Ishiekwene There are many reasons why the world will not forget 2017. In just one year of his presidency Donald Trump has changed the world beyond recognition. He has been compared to John Adams, Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and John Tyler – all 19th Century US Presidents whose gift of rage made some wonder […]
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Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop meddling in its affairs, saying its South-West members who contested the chairmanship position in last week’s convention were not driven by greed or ethnic considerations.
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The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Olufemi Michael Abikoye, has hit the ground running since resuming office in Accra in July. AMINA ALHASSAN chronicles his activities, one of which is attending the 7th Ghana- Nigeria Permanent Joint Commission meeting between 18th and 20th October, 2017 to cement and foster both bilateral and multilateral relationships […]
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AN organisation of Muslim men in business and the professions, The Companion, has asked government at all levels in the country not to shift attention from governance as activities towards the 2019 general election gather [...]
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Standing at an imposing height of 700 meters Obangogo Hills in Egunbe Community in Kabba, Kogi State is an eternal spectacle; inspiring fascination and awe in equal measure. Among the dozens of hills that surround [...]
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Jerusalem, which has now been infamously declared by President Donald Trump of the United States as the capital of Israel, is perhaps the only city in the world that is considered historically and spiritually significant [...]
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By ANTHONY AWUNOR, Lagos To enable repair works on the runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced that there will be skeletal operations at the airport while the work is on-going. In a statement issued yesterday, signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Yakubu Henrietta, […]
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By OLUSHOLA BELLO, BUKOLA IDOWU, KAYODE TOKEDE, Lagos The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler has said federal government tax defaulters have until March 2018 to declare assets and income via the Voluntary Assets and Income declaration Scheme (VAIDS) or face the consequence. Fowler speaking at the media workshop programme in […]
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By Ahuraka Isah and Solomon Ayado, Abuja The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) officials, yesterday, disclosed to members of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), that they intend to spend N355 million for foreign trips in the 2018 fiscal year. The committee chairman, Senator Tayo Alasoadura (APC Ondo Central), however said the figure is unacceptable […]
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The federal government yesterday said it would stop giving budget support loan to states that fail to comply with the conditions agreed under the fiscal responsibility plan. Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, quoted Finance minister Kemi Adeosun as saying this in her presentation to the National Economic Council. The governor said the Council was updated […]
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AS an adult Nigerian, closer to “three scores and ten” than “three scores” by age, and having had the privilege of living and working in virtually every part of Nigeria, both as a teenager and [...]
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Following his recent ascension, the Orosuen (king) of Okere Urhobo kingdom, Prof Paul Okumagba, Idama II, has pledged to entrench peace and progress among his subjects and ethnic neighbours in Warri and environs. The traditional [...]
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The National Coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, Friday called on Anambra electorate to ignore reports and evil plot purportedly sponsored by Anambra PDP leaders to stop Chief, Sir. Victor Umeh from clinching the divinely designated Anambra Central senatorial seat, noting that Obiora Okonkwo’s Federal High Court Order was inconsequential compared to the Court of Appeal’s decision to have a re-run on the 13th of January, 2018.
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MINNA—NIGER State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, yesterday, presented a budget of N128 billion budget for 2018 fiscal year to the state house of assembly.
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CHAIRMAN of the National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has urged the PDP leaders and members to focus priority attention on the future in order to actualise the objectives of the party to take over power in 2019. A statement signed by Dickson’s special […]