Fires rage in Calais ‘Jungle’ camp

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by Online Editor - 26 October 2016

Fires are raging across parts of the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, three days into a French operation to demolish it. It was unclear who set the dozens of fires overnight and in the morning. The clearance began on Monday and about 4,000 migrants – out of some 7,000 – have been taken...


Bribery allegations: Afenifere asks Amaechi, Onu to step down

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Warns Myetti Allah against attacking Ekiti Afenifere, the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political group, Wednesday asked the ministers indicted in the bribery of judges saga to step down from office pending the conclusion of the investigation against them. Also, the mainstream Yoruba organisation warned Fulani herdsmen against attacking Ekiti State over the law enacted by the state government banning grazing...


Forex: Travelex, FBN begin sale in Abuja, Kano, PH, — BDC operators

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Liquidity challenges in Abuja and environs will ease further as Travelex and First Bank begin the sale of Forex to BDCs in the north, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), disclosed this to NAN in an interview on Wednesday in Lagos. Gwadabe said that the CBN brokered a meeting between Travelex and ABCON...

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Blank cheque to act lawless

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The Nigerian people will pay a huge and costly prize if the current challenges facing some members of the Bench are not handled with wisdom. Almost every Nigerian and members of the international community know that all is not well with the judiciary and the legal system. There is no gainsaying that it is now a notorious fact that some judges of the various courts in Nigeria have been accused of...


Singer Timberlake under investigation for Tennessee ballot selfie

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  Pop star Justin Timberlake may have run afoul of Tennessee election law when he posted a photo of himself in a polling station on social media, authorities said on Tuesday, the latest controversy over so-called ballot selfies. Timberlake, 35, posted the photo on Monday and said in the caption that he had travelled from Los Angeles to his hometown of Memphis to take part in early voting ahead...

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Life in Manchester ‘bit of a disaster’ – Mourinho

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said he has struggled to adapt to life in Manchester, labelling his living arrangement in the city as “bit of a disaster”. The Portuguese has endured a mixed start to his stint as United boss, having lost three of his nine league games, including a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday. Away from the pitch, the 53-year-old said he...


Oba Ewuare’s alleged coronation speech

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Most Nigerians were either bemused or celebrated with the people of Benin on the coronation of their most recent Oba of Benin. Benin was one of Nigeria’s most iconic and prestigious empires especially from the 1400 AD. It is fitting that the new Oba chose Ewuare as his royal name as Ewuare the First was responsible for transforming Benin from a small village state to the massive empire it would...


Oyo roads: Motorists groan, police, robbers grin

In Oyo State, it is different strokes for different folks. While motorists bemoan hours spent in bad road-induced gridlock, policemen and robbers are happy, reports SOLA ADEYEMO In Oyo State, the deplorable state of many roads is now a source of worry to the residents contrary to the pre-2015 election period. Owing to the economic recession in the country, the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi has, since his second term victory about 18 months ago, not been able to construct more roads like he did in his first term, neither has repair work on the dilapidated roads across the state been...


Charisma, character and success (2)

Victor Okwudiri Success Nuggets

Last week we read the story of John. This week’s piece focuses on the lessons of that story. Here we go. LESSON ONE: What you need to create wealth is in you. John left eastern Nigeria for Lagos, without an assurance whatsoever that a job was waiting for him in Lagos. On getting to Lagos, he gave life a fresh start. By sheer hard work, he started receiving monthly financial allowances, with his...


Military vows to resist disruption of oil production by host communities

Military destroys 75 militant camps in Arepo, Ibafo army on niger delta oil

The Joint Military Force deployed to the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, says that it will not tolerate any attempt by aggrieved communities to shut down oil facilities under any guise. Rear Adm. Joseph Okojie, Commander of the joint force, stated this on Wednesday when the Bayelsa Oil and Gas Task Force paid a familiisation visit to the headquarters of the military outfit in Yenagoa. Okojie,...


Time for peace in Niger Delta

With greater momentum, the nation’s economy has taken a dive for the worse in recent times, consequent upon activities of various militant groups in the Niger Delta region. Oil and gas pipelines are blown off, in the process, endangering the lives of the people through more environmental degradation, and making the country’s daily 2.2million barrels production quota a mirage. The oil war in the Niger Delta did not commence overnight, having started several decades back during the influx of colonial masters, who met serious resistance in prominent leaders like King Jaja of Okpobo, Nana...


Crisis in Ondo varsity over lecturers’ sack

AAUA VC, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun with some winners

Authorities of the Ondo State owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) have suspended six lecturers of the institution including the Chairman of the local chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for various offences. Aside Dr Sola Fayose, the ASUU Chairman, others affect ted by the suspension included the immediate past Chairman, Dr Busuyi Mekusi, the Vice Chairman,...

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