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Why Awolowo did not make West to secede

The same Chief Awolowo made another controversial statement on July 6, 1974 at the University of Ife when he said “the 1973 census is a barren exercise,” an event which I covered for the Nigerian Tribune. We shall come to that later.

Restructuring call, not attack on the North – Mimiko

The former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has lent his voice to the call for the nation’s restructuring, saying it is not an attack on the North.

Southern leaders berate N’Assembly over devolution of powers

The Southern Leaders Forum has condemned the decision of the National Assembly to reject devolution of powers in its ongoing constitution amendment.

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Fed govt releases N3.5bn for vaccination

The National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday announced that the sum of N3.5 billion has been released for vaccination programme against communicable diseases, while the nation’s Excess Crude Account stood at $2.3 billion as at October 16.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits pressure is building after Lyon loss

Everton boss Ronald Koeman accepts that pressure is growing on him following Thursday's 2-1 Europa League defeat to Lyon at Goodison Park.

Liverpool welcome decision to scrap Christmas Eve Arsenal fixture plan

Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has welcomed the Premier League's decision to scrap plans to schedule the club's trip to Arsenal for Christmas Eve.

UEFA charges Roma over fans ‘monkey chants’ during Chelsea draw

Roma have been charged by Uefa after some of their fans were heard making "monkey chants" during Wednesday's Champions League tie at Chelsea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin invites ousted FIFA chief Sepp Blatter to 2018 World Cup

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been invited to next year's World Cup by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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NEMA staff shut down headquarters, demand DG’s removal

Protesting staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Thursday, shut down the headquarters of the agency in Abuja.

UNTH can’t run x-ray, blood count test – doctors

Resident doctors in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, have lamented that the hospital can no longer conduct basic healthcare procedures like x-rays and full blood count tests.

WHO ready to rebuild North-East health facilities – Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation has expressed its readiness to work with development partners to rebuild destroyed health facilities in the North-East.

Sierra Leone vaccinates against cholera after deadly mudslide

Sierra Leone recently launched its first-ever Oral Cholera Vaccination (OVC) campaign targeting half a million people, as thousands risk infection in emergency shelters and informal settlements with limited access to clean water and sanitation.

Aare Ona Kakanfo cap fits Gani Adams – Governor Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said the title of the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, being conferred on the Leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, by the Alaafin of Oyo, Kabiyesi Iku Baba Yeye Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, was putting a round peg in a round hole.