I am compelled to start on a sad note, to acknowledge an electrical accident that occurred in Minna, Niger recently, and to commiserate with the victims and extend our heartfelt sympathy to their families and to the people and Government of Niger state.
I refer to Chidi Anselm Odinkalu’s opinion piece titled, “Nigeria’s toxic NGO Regulation Bill” in The Guardian of July 27, 2017. His fears on a draconian bill from the federal parliament (House) to monitor the activities of non-governmental organisations are in order.
Flashback August 4, 2004. Police uncover the Okija Shrine in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. They find more than 50 decomposing bodies and 20 human skulls while 30 witchdoctors (or priests), are arrested. Certain parts of the bodies found have been severed.
I had always felt that the exclusion of the media team from the London medical vacation and the various visits practically undermined the presidential media office, and created the space for the mismanagement of the communication process around and about the president’s illness.
A man got his girlfriend pregnant. Therefore, he asked her to marry him. ‘But do you love me?’ the girl asked him. “What’s love got to do with it?” he replied. “Am I not doing the right thing by you?” However, the girl would not be moved. “Do you love me?” she insisted.
Ruling African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip, Doris Dlakude, said the real intention of the opposition was to carry out a coup d’état. She lamented that “(The opposition) are using the constitution so to collapse government, deter service delivery and sow the seeds of chaos in society so as to ultimately grab power”
The ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the country had almost screeched to a halt, with the Nigerian army launching clearance operations in the region to cleanse villages and communities of remnants of fleeing terrorists, before the enemies appeared in another style.
I am glad to be speaking under the chairmanship of my friend and one of our country’s most outstanding and cerebral diplomats, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.
John McCain, the indomitable United States of America, USA, senator whose vote torpedoed the Republican Party - his political party’s attempt to repeal the USA affordable health care bill-dubbed Obamacare is a study in political courage.
There is, perhaps, no other athlete that has so much caught the attention of the whole world in contemporary time as Usain Bolt of Jamaica. It is not just about his talent. Neither is it about his imposing frame. Bolt brings something extra to his trade that makes fans enjoy watching him.
The part of this headline in inverted commas is not original. I borrowed it from one of the most memorable lines in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, a satirical exploration of the virtues and vices that dot the lives of mortals in Western Europe of the 18th Century.
A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Shehu Sale, has advised Nigerians to report persons with mental ailment early at recognised health facilities.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved and directed the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB) to recruit additional 1,500 primary school teachers to enhance basic education in the state.
French powerhouse Lyon remains on course to win a fourth consecutive women’s Champions League crown as they prepare to take on Chelsea in the semi-finals.
The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2019 – 2025.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) in Lomé, which is the parent company of the Ecobank Group, has successfully raised $450 million in its debut Eurobond which was oversubscribed.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy aircraft, military equipment and personnel in Abuja during rehearsals for its 55th Anniversary celebration.
The Edo State acting governor, Philip Shaibu, has urged corps members posted to the state to avoid unnecessary journeys in order to stay alive and serve the nation during their service year.
Youths of the Niger Delta, under the auspices of Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Process (NDYCPP), are fine-tuning arrangements to host Ibe Kachukwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, to a grand reception.
The police in Ibadan on Thursday arraigned three persons in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for alleged double registration in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
Landlords of Alagbaka/Police headquarters areas of Akure, the Ondo state capital have petitioned the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission(NBC) for sitting a Frequency Modulation (FM) station within their domain without recourse to laws guiding its establishment.