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Sunday Dare: A new sports sheriff is in town

To start with, we have a new minister. He is a breath of some fresh air after a long period in wilderness when nobody could tell where sport was going with crisis and confusion in most parts in administration.

NAN chief denies fraud allegation, says he’s ready to face EFCC, ICPC

The Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Bayo Onanuga, has denied allegations of fraud made against him by some unions in the agency.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.
Pakistan has reportedly released the former deputy chief of the Taliban group Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar from the jail.

Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Baradar ‘released’ by Pakistan

Pakistan has released the Afghan Taliban leader from prison, a spokesman for the Taliban said on Thursday.
Lead actor in a limited series or movie nominee John Legend dances onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards with the One of Each dancers -- a dig at the lack of diversity in Hollywood. ROBYN BECK-AFP-Getty Images

Best quotes from Emmys night

The 70th Emmy Awards featured pithy jokes, heartfelt speeches and a few life lessons. Here are a handful of key quotes from Monday’s night gala in Los Angeles.

Lessons from Adeosungate

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance (2015-2018), Kemi Adeosun threw in her letter of resignation on Friday, September 14, to bring to a temporary closure, the public outcry and the embarrassment that her possession of a fake National Youth Service Corps Exemption Certificate had generated since July when it was first reported.

Abacha versus strange democrats

Many who lost out in the politics of the 1990s would want Nigerians to believe that Gen. Sani Abacha was the greatest evil to have befallen the country. They are wrong. It took an Abacha to expose the average Nigerian politician as a fraud, a gangster, a selfish moron, and worse.

Don’t expect President Buhari to police your states – Femi Falana tells governors

Human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, on Wednesday told governors of the 36 states of the federation not to expect President Muhammadu Buhari to help them maintain law and order in their states.

The real price of “Change The Change” campaign [II]

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Buhari/Osinbajo led government will clock three years in office. With elections less than a year ahead, this period of people-oriented governance has been a great success. The administration has fared very well in various policy fronts. There is a long list of achievements to flaunt.

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Senator in child pornography scandal

Michael Folmer, a Pennsylvania State Senator, is facing charges of possession of child pornography.

CBN: Nationwide cashless policy begins March 31, 2020

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday disclosed that the long-awaited cashless policy takes off nationwide from March 2020.

FRSC: Dangote trucks, others not banned from night journey

The Federal Road Safety Corps has said that it has not banned Dangote trucks and motorists from embarking on night journeys.
Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks.

Xenophobia: No need to apologise Nigeria – Jo’burg mayor

Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks.

Tourist boat capsizes in Senegal, killing four

Four people died after a boat carrying dozens of tourists capsized during heavy storms in Senegal, authorities and emergency services said Tuesday.