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10 Jun 2021
In commemoration of Democracy Day, June 12, 2021, a one-hour documentary titled “Nigeria: Consolidating Democracy and National Unity,” will be released at the weekend, the presidency said. The film features President Muhammadu Buhari and dignitaries who were central to the annulled June 12 election and the events that followed, including General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola…
27 Jan 2020
SIR: A professor of political science was telling Bimbo Durojaye that naira was stronger during the presidency of the late Alhaji Shehu Shagari and that the much smaller...
13 Dec 2019
Nigerians woke up to the bold editorial by The Punch today stating it will henceforth address Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari with his military rank as a dictator in the 80s.
25 Feb 2019
Nigeria’s former Head of State Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was born on this day. February 25 in 1925 in Shagari village, founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’I Shagari. He attended Kaduna College in 1941 and graduated in 1944. That same year, he enrolled at the Teachers Training College (TTC), Kaduna. In 1951, Shagari entered politics…
22 Feb 2019
41 years ago in the 1978 Nigeria Presidential Election - the front runners were Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the Chief Nnamdi Azikwe, (all now late). The Nigerian power brokers at the time stressed the need to elect a Northerner to balance power rotation, elect a Muslim to balance the Christian leader of…
30 Dec 2018
Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba and erstwhile Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh have mourned the death of the first elected Nigerian President...
29 Dec 2018
It was the end of another political era, yesterday, with the death of Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. He was 93.
24 Dec 2018
I once talked about the “iniquity of greed” with a Nigerian I met in London sometime in the 1980’s. The meeting place was at the then...
16 Apr 2017
Ever since Nigeria began its experimentation with the presidential system of government, elections in the country have continued with progressive degeneration.
24 Oct 2016
If there is any sector that has suffered neglect most in 56 years of Nigeria’s independence, it is the housing sector. There was little or nothing to write about our state of housing at independence but we cannot be said to be better today.


Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has congratulated Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on the occasion of his 57th birthday.
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Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, on Saturday, hosted the third edition of “Ghigho Aghofen” ceremony for Omadina Community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta.
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Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State said on Saturday that the state would not be a safe haven for bandits.
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signalled on Saturday that no progress had been made in Sweden's bid to join NATO, urging Stockholm to take "concrete actions" to meet Ankara's concerns, his office said.
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Ukraine said it came under "massive bombardment" Saturday from neighbouring Belarus, a Russian ally not officially involved in the conflict, as clashes were reported in the streets of the eastern city of Lysychansk.