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31 Jan 2015
THEY converged on Kuje Primary School to showcase their rich cultural heritage and felicitate with one another for yet another opportunity to witness the third yearly celebration of their socio-cultural heritage. At the same time, they used the opportunity to, once more, drum home their demands to people in authority.  They are members of the…
31 Jan 2015
Igando/Isheri Junction/LAGOS APC’s vote-me flags flying in the air; hundreds of people, with hundreds of missions and destinations crossing the busy road now and again; wild Okada riders honking and wooing would-be passengers for a dash to appointments terrestrial or heavenly; kaftan-ed mallams exchanging naira notes for ‘dalars’, ‘pands’ and ‘uros’; hawkers of everything -…
24 Jan 2015
THE sight and sound of a grader roaring to and fro Iyana Ejigbo Road Tuesday last week surprised road users. And they had good reason to wonder: after many months of pain, they probably had given in to despairing thoughts that the road has been abandoned. But even more amazing is the fact that the…
24 Jan 2015
‘Why Nigerians Will Not Feel Effect Of Reduction’ THE federal government announced that a reduction in the pump price of petrol would take effect midnight January 18, 2015; a shift from N97 to N87 per litre, while the new ex-depot price for petrol would be N77.66 kobo. The development stemmed from the reality of global…
17 Jan 2015
IT all began as a “friendly gift” when the then government of Midwest State, 41 years ago, gave some buildings to the budding University of Benin. Things, however, went sour about two weeks ago. “Unannounced and without notice”, bulldozers, accompanied by armed policemen and suspected thugs swooped down on 16 bungalows along Edo Osagie Avenue…
17 Jan 2015
BOROKIRI is an important area in oil-rich Port Harcourt. It is situated at the southern part of the old Government Reservation Area (GRA) and is bordered by Ahoada Street, Okirika Island and Aboturu Creek. It houses residential, commercial and recreational buildings.    Regrettably, there is only one route to the area. The road, which would have…
17 Jan 2015
ABUJA, Nigeria’s capital, is adjudged the fastest growing city in the country. The reason is obvious: power is concentrated at the centre, and nothing really moves unless approval comes from Abuja. This is quite unlike China where the land mass is distributed into provinces, and states assume some level of autonomy. And each, to some…
31 Dec 2014
RESIDENTS and landlords of Aviation Estate, Ayodele, Ajibulu, Ade-Idowu and neighbouring streets in Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State, are unhappy.     Their grouse is the uncompleted bridge project expected to link Ajibulu-Mafoluku and the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road. Delayed for almost a decade, the construction, which would have eased traffic, has turned into a source…


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Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Caretaker Committee chairman, Musa Kida, yesterday, insisted that the federation’s election billed for Saturday in Benin City must hold as scheduled despite the postponement announced by the sports ministry.
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Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has said the Oransaye report is good for the nation, but quickly added that politicians with vested interest were ensuring it does see light of day.
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The South West Zone of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest Sheikh Ahmad Gumi over his utterances, especially for saying that the Federal Government should not declare the bandits as terrorists.
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The South-West governors, yesterday, met in Lagos State to deliberate on issues affecting their common heritage.
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The United Nations (UN) has made “pressing appeals” to Nigerian and Kenyan governments to explain the “unlawful arrest and extradition” of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.