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The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.
The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, not to hide under the disagreements and confusion in his party, All Progressives Congress, over the 2023 elections to divert attention from reports of how N4.6 billion public fund was diverted into private bank accounts during his tenure as Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), organiser of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST), on Friday said 1600 Plateau Indigenes had benefited from NAFEST’s free skill acquisition programme.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Friday, said his administration will liaise with youth leaders in the state to incorporate views expressed at the ‘Benue Youth Summit’ into governance.
A lawyer to some #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, Adesina Ogunlana, has requested that Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, be summoned by the Lagos State EndSARS panel to explain the circumstances in which he found a camera at the Lekki Tollgate.
President of African soccer, Ahmad Ahmad, who was banned for five years for financial mismanagement by FIFA’s ethics committee said he will appeal the ruling to the sport’s highest court.
Former South Africa World Cup defender Anele Ngcongca, who died Monday in a car accident near Durban aged just 33, has been hailed by his former coach, Pitso Mosimane, as an “unsung hero”.
Mr Francis Nwosu, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Press Council, says individuals or groups embraced fake news to ”deceive the public, cause ill feelings, influence views, push political agendas and cause disaffection”, warning media practitioners to desist from spreading fake news capable of threatening and jeopardizing the foundations of Nigeria’s democracy..
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday enjoined police officers across the country not to shy away from dealing with criminal elements in the country.
Speaking on the faux pas of the Cable News Network (CNN) in the report of the EndSARS protest and alleged killings at Lekki Toll Gate, Mohammed said local stations would have dictated the pace in reporting the incident objectively.
Soldiers have been deployed to the University of Ibadan as the process for the selection of a candidate to replace the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has raised the tension on campus.