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I believe in the formation of a radical, spirited and peoples’ centered political movement in Nigeria, a movement that is designed with a specific mandate to redeem and salvage Nigeria. We urgently need a mass movement that will place Nigeria above other considerations.
There was drama at the 14th Annual Chief Gani Fawenhimi Lecture in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday as some youths booed Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who was one of the discussants.
Lightning shone into the black night, forewarning about the fast-approaching downpour. Then, thunder bellowed from behind the ominous clouds, forearming mortals to scamper to safety for the gods of the sky were about to embrace their earthly counterparts in a seasonal relationship that multiplies the toil of the farmer.
The APC chairman also said that left for the nation’s elites, President Muhammadu Buhari would never become President, adding that President Buhari’s Presidency was made possible by the common people in the country.
The process for the award of National Honours has begun. Hopefully the recipients will be known before April. It will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari will bestow such honours on deserving Nigerians. Already candidates have been shortlisted. And I understand that further request has been sent to the President for final approval.
The ‘persecution’ of the Ogoni leaders was expected but the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the other accused persons-minus Mittee- was a real surprise. Both Ken Saro-wiwa and Gani Fawehinmi knew the trial was a sham. As I explained to the Newsweek magazine, the Auta tribunal was a ‘hangman’s court’.
When President Muhammadu Buhari, renowned for his integrity and anti-corruption stance, appointed a professor of law and civil rights activist, Itse Sagay, in August 2015, as head of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, close friends described it as one appointment whose time had come.
Buruji Kashamu, a Peoples Democratic Party senator from Ogun-east senatorial district, has described Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, as an “opportunist” who is suffering from “mouth diarrhoea”.
Egyptian FA president Hany Abo Rida has said that Spanish giants Real Madrid will try to sign Mohamed Salah from Liverpool.
The American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year, US Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli parliamentarians to enthusiastic applause.
New Bordeaux manager Gus Poyet says Malcolm will not be leaving the club in January.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has concluded plans to enhance the agricultural production output of farmers in Ebonyi State through its Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise (LIFE) programme.
An Ikole-Ekiti Customary Court in Ekiti State on Monday fixed Feb. 5 to deliver judgment in a divorce suit filed by Folorunsho Onipede over his wife’s absence from home for 11 days.
A Middlesbrough fan has been arrested for allegedly urinating in the opposition team goalkeeper's water bottle, police said.
A fight over chicken at a political gathering in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has claimed the life of a young man, Eyo Nsa, who was reportedly stabbed to death by members of a cult — King Crackers.
At least five Niger soldiers were killed and a dozen others wounded this week in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the country's southeast, security sources told AFP on Friday.
The Nigerian armed forces have joined the hunt for two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush, a military source told AFP on Thursday.
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has said that his government will not sack any teacher in the state as from January 2018.