Watch your back, Obasanjo warns Buhari

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…says I’m vindicated by budget padding   Senate: We can’t impeach president Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be careful and vigilant in taking decisions that would affect the country. Obasanjo, who was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday...

Politics

Ebonyi: Clerics at war over spoils of politics

Umahi Ononye

Intractable leadership crisis has enveloped the Divine Mandate Pastors (DMP), an umbrella body of some clerics in Ebonyi State, who worked for the victory of Governor Dave Umahi during the 2015 general elections, UCHENNA INYA reports   Before now, clerics were not actively involved in Ebonyi State politics. Only very few were given appointments. But over 500 of them are not only actively involved...

Business

The big oil exports’ scandal

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Between 1996 and 2014, under-invoicing of oil exports from Nigeria to the United States hit $69.8 billion, a 24.9 per cent worth of all oil exports to the United States. Adeola Yusuf reports How IOCs, US swindled Nigeria of $69.8bn through oil exports mis-invoicing within 18 years Nigeria was yet to overcome the shock arising from the on-going probe of corruption in its oil industry when the United...

Back Page Column

Nigeria’s third Mahdi and the last of the Amalekite kings

FEMI FANI-KAYODE

Forgive me for my curious silence over the last few months but this was due to circumstances beyond my control. As you know I was locked up in President Muhammadu Buhari’s gulag and I was not allowed to write from there. Needless to say I missed all my readers. I have chosen to share my views about our nation today because I am aware of the fact that President Buhari has not finished with me...

Entertainment

‘Star Trek Beyond’ soars with $59.6m at weekend box office

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“Star Trek Beyond” has landed atop the weekend box office. Paramount’s latest outing with the Starship Enterprise soared to $59.6 million in domestic ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, knocking Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets” from the No. 1 spot. “Pets” fell to second place, adding an additional $29.3 million to its stellar...

Sports

Enyeama, Mikel, Moses betrayed me –Oliseh

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Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has accused Vincent Enyeama, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses of betrayal during his reign as the Super Eagles coach saying the trio sabotaged his effort during the 2017 AFCON qualifiers. Writing on his personal website on Monday, Oliseh berated the players for their lack of commitment. “My first official act was to call the team Captain Vincent Enyeama to...

Opinion

Priority for youths in indigineous business

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In the past, importing products for individual specifications or for business purposes was a normal routine. It was not met with critique as it is today. Our main export which was crude oil was an enormous earner to the nation which translated to an increase in foreign reserves. Therefore, importing was not met with much scrutiny as it is today. Was this scenario of importing goods for Nigeria relegating...

Features

Electronic banking: Skye Bank explores new grounds

Tokunbo Abiru

The mobility and sophistication of bank customers in this modern era have predisposed the evolution of alternative service channels to cater to their every time and everywhere banking needs. Today’s customers conduct their transactions from their homes, offices and even on the road courtesy of the new service channels which are not only efficient, but fast and secure. This is a radical departure...

Columnists

Post-UTME, the baby and the bathwater

Mahfouz A. Adedimeji EDUPEACE

Like the founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola, many informed Nigerians were “more than shocked by the announcement that the post-UTME, as part of the qualifying procedure for admission into Nigerian universities, has now been cancelled.” More disturbing was the confusion that first trailed the announcement with the discordant tunes sung on the new admission...

Crime

Two die in Lagos tanker explosion

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At least two persons lost their lives yesterday when a fuel tanker exploded at the popular Cele bus stop on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos. The driver of the tanker reportedly lost control of the vehicle which fell on the road, spilled its content on the road and drainage channels before catching fire. At press time, two persons were reported dead while scores were said to be injured. Also, a truck...

Editorial

Disturbing pictures from the IDPs camp

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When the photographs of some malnourished children first hit the internet last month, the general thought was that the pictures were another form of abuse on social media platforms. The ambivalence towards those photographs could be justified as there had been cases in the past where photographs of events that happened in different countries had been put on social media to appear as if they were...

Education

VCs unite against capital flight

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Admission, funding, autonomy top agenda BRAINSTORMING Vice-Chancellors of the 61 private universities in the country, under the aegis of the Committee of Vice- Chancellors and Registrars of Private Universities in Nigeria (CVCRPU), last week at a meeting, gathered at the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, to chart a new direction for the system, and reduce capital flight in the nation’s...

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