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Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

Ooni honours 100 Nigerian youth leaders

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Friday gave awards to 100 Nigerian youth leaders, saying youth development remained crucial to economic prosperity.

Pat Utomi: Shehu Shagari respected president’s office, always stepped out to smoke

Prof. Pat Utomi, who served in the government of the late President Shehu Shagari, has described the ex-Nigerian leader as a true nationalist whose good deeds would not be adequately captured by newspapers and history.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: Why Igbos, Alex Ekwueme lost Presidency in 1999, will lose again in...

Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), a politician, businessman and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the Igbos and deceased former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, lost the presidency in 1999 because the late politician refused to play politics of inclusiveness, saying the Igbos are doing the same thing today.
Nnia Nwodo

Controversy over Ohanaeze leadership’s tenure

The tenure of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership will end in January 2021, not 2020, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation said on Sunday. It warned mischief makers against stampeding the executive.
Mohammed Danjuma Goje

Senator Goje: I won’t contest election again

A former Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Danjuma Goje has announced his intention not to contest election again.
Former Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (Rtd), has broken silence on his position on the incarceration of the late Moshood Abiola, winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election annulled by the former military president General Ibrahim Babangida and the arms deal allegation that led to his retirement from the military.

Rear Admiral Alison Madueke states why General Abacha hated MKO Abiola in new book

A former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (retd.), says the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, felt embarrassed when the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, MKO Abiola, was given a Presidential treatment during the inauguration of South African President, Nelson Mandela.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: They gave him a false sense of hope

After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the February 2019 presidential poll last week, two things flashed across my mind. One was a song, the other, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which I’d read over 40 years ago.
Court of Appeal Sokoto

Court of Appeal upholds Senator Wamakko, others’ election

Maccido had filed an appeal before the court, challenging the judgement of the National and States Assemblies Elections Petitions Tribunal which sat in Sokoto, that dismissed his petition filed before it, for being Statute barred, as it was filed out of time.
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

Adamu Fika: How Orkar coup necessitated formation of Arewa CF

The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Malam Adamu Fika, Wazirin Fika, yesterday went down memory lane about how and why the Forum was formed.

Expert tasks on high interest rate to achieve affordable housing

The Chief Executive Officer, Fesadeb Communications Ltd., Mr Festus Adebayo, has identified high mortgage interest rate as a major challenge facing the housing sector in the country.

[email protected]: ‘Nothing to write home about’

A renown critic, Dr Junaid Muhammed, has said that Nigeria’s attainment of 59 years of independence is nothing remarkable because over 80 per cent of its population is still living below poverty line.

Tanko Yakasai: Lawan Dambazau an exceptional politician

An elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has described the late political icon, Malam Lawan Dambazau, as an exceptional politician who dedicated his life to the emancipation of the downtrodden.

Sokoto elections: Tribunal dismisses petitions against Senator Wamakko, others

The Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Sokoto on Friday dismissed the petition of Sen. Ahmad Maccido challenging the election of Sen. Aliyu Wamakko of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Nnia Nwodo

No amount of insultive, incendiary speeches can get us Biafra – Ohanaeze chief

The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, has said that no amount of insultive, provocative and incendiary speeches can get the Igbos Biafra or Restructuring.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor appoints new civil service chief

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the appointment of Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe as the new Head of Service for the state’s Civil Service.
The Managing Director of the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA), Mr Olufemi Odumosu, says Ikere Gorge Dam has potential that can be tapped to stimulate economic growth.

Official: Ikere-Gorge dam potential yet untapped

The Managing Director of the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority (OORBDA), Mr Olufemi Odumosu, says Ikere Gorge Dam has potential that can be tapped to stimulate economic growth.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.

Governor Tambuwal promises to reposition Sokoto

Governor Aminu Tambuwal has promised to reposition and strengthen the Sokoto State for the benefit of all.

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Lagosians express concerns following NAFDAC’s alert on using paracetamol for food preparation

Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.
Nigeria;s striker, Victor Osimhen, has been sanctified fit and ready by medical doctors to play for Lille against Monaco on Saturday in the French Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen on target in Lille’s Coupe de la Ligue win

Victor Osimhen scored the second goal as Lille defeated Gonfreville 2-0 in a Coupe de la Ligue clash at the Stade Oceans, Le Havre on Saturday afternoon.
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo guber: Judiciary, electoral system on trial – Emeka Ihedioha

The sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the nation’s judiciary and the electoral system have been put on trial.
The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds

Amotekun: Cleric urges South-West governors to remain resolute in your determination to tackle insecurity

The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Reverend Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds.
In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.

Nigerian Airforce takes delivery of two new Augusta attack helicopters for combat operations

In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.