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Pius Adesanmi

Ethiopian Airlines crash: UNILORIN plans candlelight procession for Pius Adesanmi

The University of Ilorin, says it will organise a candlelight procession for one of it’s alumni, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, who died aboard the Boeing 737 Max–8 that crashed on Sunday.

Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.

Wole Soyinka to bag honorary Ph.D as FUNAAB graduates 113 first class

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, is to award honorary doctorate degree to Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, as it graduates 113 first class students on Thursday.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal: National Assembly needs more funding

Amid criticisms and call for slashing of its funds, the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has called for more funding for the National Assembly to enable it perform its duties.
Nigeria Prize for Literature

Board shortlists three books for The Nigeria Prize for Literature

The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature has approved a final shortlist of three books out of the longlist of 11 released in July 2018.

Recent Stories

A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery-Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Building collapse: Expert cautions against indiscriminate activities around structures

In view of the incessant building collapse in the country, an expert has cautioned Nigerians to avoid human activities that have adverse effect on environment and structures.

Oyo elections: 16 candidates file petitions at election tribunal

Sixteen candidates from various political parties have filed petitions at the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting at the State High Court, Iyaganku Ibadan, Oyo State, following the Feb. 23 elections.

House of Reps suspends plenary to April

The House of Representatives has suspended plenary to April 2 to enable members engage Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at committee level on the defense of 2019 budget proposal.
Stanislas Kamanzi

Rwanda calls for fight against genocidal ideologies

The Ambassador of Rwanda to Nigeria, Stanislas Kamanzi, has called for support of the francophone countries and the international community on its commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 against the Tutsi ethnic group, on April 7.

Anambra to seal petrol stations with gas plants

The Anambra state government on Tuesday threatened to seal all filling stations operating cooking gas plants within their premises.