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1 Apr 2017
Let me go straight to the point: if you have not seen the video of Senator Dino Melaye's song and, perhaps, its many remixes courtesy ingenious Nigerians, you probably just returned from Pluto. How about the retired General Ishaya Bamaiyi's attempt at the vindication of his former boss, Sani Abacha? Or the outpour of praises…
4 Mar 2017
This is a tale of presidents - past and present -of their failings and the nostalgia induced by afterthoughts. Obasanjo ruled the Nigeria as a military man and as an elected president but this week, he made the news for publicly acknowledging the failure of his generation to make the country a better place.
11 Feb 2017
First thing first: let me remind you readers that President Buhari is yet to return to the country. But a coterie of people in power - read Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara - have told us that Baba is fine and dandy. Let's not forget those pictures of him with two APC leaders released during the week.
14 Jan 2017
Tales of many sacks. And they all, I'm sure, left bad tastes in the mouth. And the sacks coming very early in the year would hurt more than a hard knock in the knock.
7 Jan 2017
A new year, for some, brings with it new opportunities, better prospects, reprieve, recognition and sometimes, bad tidings. For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the woman who almost become the president of the United States of America, the new year brought her recognition as the Guardian person of the year. And for Nigerian governors and the president,…
29 Oct 2016
For Hillary Clinton and Patience Jonathan, both of whom were former first ladies in their countries, these are not, definitely, best of times.
8 Oct 2016
The Nigerian senate witnessed a chaotic session during the outgoing week. But it was not due to an invasion by the president who was likened to a combatant by a former combatant who himself became a head of state.
1 Oct 2016
It was a tale of two elections this week, one concluded, the other is slated for November 8. But both had, at least, one thing in common: controversies.
24 Sep 2016
Showing more signs of strains, the recession-hit Nigerian economy was subject of more national and international political and economic discourses this week. The Nigerian senate debated on how to rescue the country from the slump while President Muhammadu Buhari in New York also made a case for his economic reforms which got the endorsement of…
10 Sep 2016
For Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the two governorship contests coming up in the southwestern state of Ondo and Edo State in the South-South are a test of the party's half-term score card. Ripples from the party's primary in Ondo State made the news early this week. Battling with their own election blues, both…
3 Sep 2016
That the Nigerian economy is in a dire strait is no longer news. The statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics during the week confirmed that the country is in recession. And during the week, we were told why the economy could stay in a prolonged downward spiral mode. Again, the Republican nominee for the…
27 Aug 2016
The outgoing brought more harsh news for the Nigerian economy. The naira depreciated further against the dollar, the economy recorded losses as more companies flew out of the country. But there were other important news during the week, too.


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A Chinese court rejected an appeal in a landmark sexual harassment case on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the country's fledgling #MeToo movement. Zhou Xiaoxuan stepped forward in 2018 to accuse popular state TV host Zhu Jun of forcibly kissing and groping her during her 2014 internship at the broadcaster. Her case inspired many others…
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Tunisia's judicial authorities on Wednesday revoked the sacking in early June by President Kais Saied of almost 50 judges, a court spokesman told AFP. A June 1 presidential decree in the North African country saw Saied fire 57 judges, after accusing many of corruption and other crimes. His move, which rights groups called "a deep…
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Director, Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training, Professor Abubakar Siddique Mohammad has advocated intervention of foreign government to end insurgency in Nigeria. While the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, lecturer lauded the efforts of the Nigerian forces to nip the excesses of the terrorists in the bud, he said the strength of the nation's military…
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US teens have left Facebook in droves over the past seven years, preferring to spend time at video-sharing venues YouTube and TikTok, according to a Pew Research Center survey data out Wednesday. TikTok has "emerged as a top social media platform for US teens" while Google-run YouTube "stands out as the most common platform used…
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Kwara Government has signed an agreement with the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council on the implementation of Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS). This is contained in a statement signed by the State Head of Service, Modupe Oluwole, on Wednesday in Ilorin and made available to newsmen. Oluwole said the…