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Collector: Postage stamp depicting Russia 2018 would have marketed Nigeria

Nigeria ought to produce postage stamps depicting 2018 FIFA World Cup to further market the country to the world, a stamp collector said on Monday.

Federal government urged to fuse Democracy Day, handing-over day into October 1

Former Chairman of Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP), Dr Sarah Jibrin, has called for the fusion of new Democracy Day and Handing-Over ceremony with Independence Anniversary programme every year.

Like MKO Abiola like Leah Sharibu

The late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was the acclaimed, legitimate winner of the 1993 Presidential election, which was conducted, purportedly, to usher in a Democratic Administration after Ibrahim Babangida’s eight years in power, as Nigeria’s sole military President till date!

Asiwaju Tinubu: Honouring MKO Abiola has buried the notion that President Buhari isn’t a...

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says MKO Abiola and some activists gave up their lives that Nigerians might have democracy.

June 12: Governor Fayose urges President Buhari to declare MKO Abiola president

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to go all the way by declaring the results of the June 12, 1993 elections.

Court fixes June 20 for judgment in case filed against Governor El-Rufai

Justice Hajaratu Gwada of Kaduna High Court on Monday fixed June 20 to deliver judgment in a fundamental human rights suit filed against Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Uganda plans museum on Idi Amin’s atrocities to attract tourists

In its plan to attract tourists, the Uganda government is building a war museum to showcase the darkest moments from its history, including the atrocities of former President, late Idi Amin.

Literary giant Philip Roth dies at 85

Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 85.

Lagos APC: Obanikoro, Igbokwe condemn parallel congress

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Secretary, Engr. Joe Igbokwe, have condemned the conduct a parallel congress that produced Mr. Fouad Oki as factional chairman of the party in the state.

Google announces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google is breaking up its premium YouTube Red service into two new offerings: a YouTube Music streaming service, available either for free with ads or for $9.99 per month, and a YouTube Premium for original video content, costing $11.99 per month.

US embassy opens in Jerusalem amid lockdown

The United States has officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a deeply controversial move that angered Palestinians and drew widespread regional condemnation.

General Babangida: Older generation must give way for younger ones

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has called on the old generation to give up power and give the younger ones the opportunity to steer the affairs of the nation.

Federal government reintroduces history into school curriculum

The Federal Government has ordered the reintroduction of history as an independent subject into the basic and junior secondary schools in the country.

Governor Fayose charges Ekiti elders to make public officers accountable

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has charged elder statesmen in the country not to keep quiet in the face of poor governance and leadership, but rather keep public officers on their toes by demanding good governance and accountability from them.

Alex Ekwueme: Earth to earth

Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria’s venerable vice president from 1979 to 1983, gave up the ghost in a London hospital last November 19. It has taken me a whole two months to write a tribute in his memory because I have yet to reconcile myself fully to the reality of his departure.

Late Alex Ekwueme was all about promoting Nigeria’s interest – envoy

Nigeria`s High Commissioner to South Africa, Amb. Ahmed Musa Ibeto, has said that former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, dedicated his life to promote the interest of Nigeria.

Dictatorial tendencies, nepotism endangering African democracies – Senator Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has warned that democracy will be highly imperiled and risked transmuting to civilian dictatorship without respect for key institutions of democracy by African leaders.

Get Out and Black-ish win big at NAACP Image Awards

The award which honours people of colour in entertainment and literature as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavours named the director of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay, the Entertainer of the Year.

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NDDC urges public to disregard ‘malicious’ campaign

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has called on the public to disregard a statement credited to an unnamed Non-Governmental Organisation over some of the commission’s projects.