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It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g
In the evening of October 17, last year, plain clothe security men invaded the Agodi GRA, Ibadan property of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, which was under construction and chased away workers. The former governor was said to have travelled outside the country, when the incident happened, making his aides to wonder who could have been responsible for the act. =
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared its readiness to act on the Supreme Court judgement sacking Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, but cannot do so now.
The Serving Overseer of Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, said on Sunday that he never asked President Muhammadu Buhari to pick or choose his successor.
A former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (retd.) has warned that in Yorubaland, everyone seems to have lost their voice in terms of speaking against “governance collapse.”
The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on Thursday criticised the National Assembly over the re-introduction of the anti-hate speech bill by the Senate.
Dr Festus Adedayo, a Special Adviser on Media in the former Abiola Ajimobi administration in Oyo State, on Thursday said that the Nigerian press contributed to the collapse of the First Republic.
Speaking on his appointment, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited said, “We are delighted to welcome Alhaji Ado Yakubu Wanka, to the FirstBank Board. We are especially excited that he is bringing a combination of complementary skills and rich experience to the table which will no doubt enhance the quality of governance towards meeting our strategic goals.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of the former Chairman of the Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), High Chief Sam Iredia, extolling his exemplary life of service to the state and humanity.
An interest group known as ‘The Vanguard’ has expressed its displeasure over a statement credited to the National President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Mr. Yerima Shettima, on the rotation of presidency in Nigeria.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, disclosed that the current Oyo state government is inspired by the programmes of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the board, management and staff of the Nigerian Tribune Newspapers on its 70th anniversary.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Goodwin Obaseki, has congratulated Sir Kesington Adebunkunola Adebutu on the conferment of the Odole Oodua title on him by the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.
Mr Oladipo Olasope, the son of the late veteran broadcaster, Kunle Olasope, says his father will be buried with a microphone in his casket.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has said.
The Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, has promised to restore the lost glory of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, formerly known as Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, during a visit on Sunday.
The National Industrial Court in Akure has ordered the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, to reinstate 85 non-teaching staff members sacked by the institution in December 2019.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
Nigerian troops have foiled an attack from Boko Haram and ISWAP and rescued passengers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in the Auno axis of Borno State.
The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of non-teaching staff unions of universities has announced the suspension of its three weeks old strike with effect from midnight of February 26.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa, has urged Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, says Nigerians don’t need the permission of any governor to reside in any part of the country.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says Nigeria will soon receive initial four million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Islamic scholar Sheikh Gumi has alleged that non-Muslim soldiers launch attacks on communities in troubled northern states, leading bandits to seek vengeance by killing residents.
Halimatu Ayinde has set her sights on scoring more goals in 2021 following her matchwinner in Nigeria's 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan.
Fresh facts have emerged on what transpired at the recent closed-door meeting between former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by a former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki.