Violence, attacks on INEC official marred poll in Etsako East LG

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by Temitope Ogunbanke - 28 September 2016

 As Oshiomhole, Shaibu win polling units: PDP floors Oyegun Edo State gubernatorial ‎election was marred in some parts of Etsako East Local Government Area of the state by violence and attacks on officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In Unit 3, Ward 1 of Etsako East...


Ondo guber crisis: Atiku backs Tinubu

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  The former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has intervened in the crisis of governorship primaries in Ondo State, as he charged the APC on the promotion of rule of law and due process in the conduct of its affairs. According to him, rules of law are germane to the unity and stability of the party. The former Vice President, in a statement...


MTN denies illegal transfer of $14bn from Nigeria

A man speaks on a mobile phone as he walks past a MTN shop at a shopping mall south of Johannesburg June 6, 2012.   REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African telecoms giant MTN on Wednesday denied an allegation that it had illegally repatriated $13.92 billion from Nigeria, saying the claim was without merit. Lawmakers in the upper house of Nigeria’s parliament agreed on Tuesday to investigate the allegation that MTN, Africa’s biggest telecoms company, illegally transferred the money out of the West African country. “The...

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I believe and subscribe to the notion that governments are elected to solve problems and find solutions to complex national challenges. In countries organized around political parties, the Parties and their candidates articulate and roll out what they consider as more realistic and sellable programs and policies for the solution of the problems of the country. The Parties and their candidates’...


VOA trains 36 journalists, students, on entrepreneurial journalism


The Voice of America (VOA) on Monday began a four-day entrepreneurial training for practicing journalists and students to promote entrepreneurship development in the country. The VOA Chief of Hausa Service, Washington DC, Mr Leo Keyen, said in Kaduna that the training would produce journalists with skills and passion for entrepreneurship and business reportage. Keyen said that the training would...

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Pinnick, Sanusi in Cairo for CAF Congress

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NFF President Amaju Pinnick and Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi have arrived in Cairo for Thursday’s Extraordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football. The Extraordinary General Assembly, to be addressed by CAF President, Alhaji (Dr.) Issa Hayatou, will take place at the imposing Marriott Hotel Zamalek in Cairo’s city centre. Among items on the agenda is the election of...


Elections and the hurdle of attitudes


Two critical elections confront the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), whose chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has been under fire for under-performing since he took over from Prof. Attahiru Jega, who is generally seen to have performed above average; the new INEC boss has chalked up a lot of embarrassing inconclusive elections. Although he has stoutly defended his own records – who...


Akoko: Agonising over poor roads

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People of Akokoland in Ondo State are crying out over the deplorable state of Owo-Ikare-Okeagbe Road, which has made life unbearable for them and other road users, report KAYODE OLANREWAJU and BABATOPE OKEOWO These are difficult times for the people of Akokoland in Ondo North Senatorial District of Ondo State because of the agony and nightmare they go through daily, especially on the deplorable Owo-Ikare...


Aborted dreams

Victor Okwudiri Success Nuggets

Vincent was in the office when he got a WhatsApp message from Christian. “Joe, your friend, is dead!” “You mean Joe is dead?” Vincent was taken aback by the suddenness of the message, and the fact that it was too direct. “Yes,” confirmed Christian. Vincent, being a very emotional person, broke down emotionally. He went into reminiscences of the life and times of Joe that he witnessed...


Hoodlums’ attack‎: UI ASUU condemns violence on LAUTECH staff

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The Ibadan Zone Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Wednesday  condemned Tuesday’s  reported attack by some hoodlums on some staff of the Ladoke Akintola University, (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, including the Registrar. Some hoodlums had invaded the institution on Tuesday afternoon, harassing staff of Osun State origin, who they said should leave Oyo State and go back...


Agriculture: The way to go


Though the Holy book tells us that “man shall not live by bread alone”, it is a known fact that man cannot live long without food. Importance of food to man and a nation cannot be overemphasized. A country that cannot feed itself is rarely respected in the comity of nations. There is hunger in the land. Nigeria’s population keeps increasing and farmers keep decreasing. Nobody wants to farm...


KWASU VC tasks FG on change in education sector

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The Vice-Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah has challenged the Federal Government on the need to begin its change agenda from the education sector, starting from curriculum, infrastructural development as well as reorientation of students and teachers. According to him, there is a need to review the primary and secondary school curricula in the country...

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