ABU Zaria to screen candidates online

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
by Our Correspondent - 31 August 2016

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has said it will screen UTME candidates who made it there first choice from September 5 – 17, 2016. The institution said in a statement by its Registrar, A. A Kundila, that the screening would be conducted online. The test would benefit those who scored 180 and above and...

Politics

Why Jimoh Ibrahim can’t be our candidate – Ondo PDP

Jimoh Ibrahim

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State Wednesday faulted the claim of the Chairman of Global Fleet, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim to the factional ticket of the party ahead of the governorship election fixed for November 26. The Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Banji Okunomo said the major albatross of the ticket being paraded by Ibrahim is that no known delegate of the party voted at the...

Business

Aero suspends scheduled services

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Aero Contractors Airlines has announced that it will suspend its scheduled services from Thursday September 1, 2016. A statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said the development was part of the strategic business realignment to reposition the airline and return it to the part of profitability. This business decision, which is a result of the current economic situation in...

Back Page Column

Vultures in the temple of justice

FESTUS OKOYE Hard Choices festokoye2003@yahoo.com 0805-448-0565 (sms only

Sometimes, conflicts and fights can lead to profound changes in the society and in public institutions. Sometimes such conflicts and fights begin with innocuous statements, insinuations, omissions, commissions, actions and inactions of individuals, groups, organizations or institutions. Sometimes the changes lead to the advancement of countries, societies and institutions and at other times they...

Entertainment

Singer Chris Brown arrested in LA

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  US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun. Beauty queen Baylee Curran told the ‘LA Times’ Brown had pointed the gun at her face after she had been admiring his friend’s jewellery. Brown came out of his home after a stand-off with police on Tuesday. The singer has several...

Sports

CBN re-instates banks banned from foreign exchange market

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  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has re-instated all the banks that were banned from the foreign exchange market, the Director, Banking Supervision, Mrs Tokunbo Martins, has said. She said this on Wednesday in Abuja at a media briefing, stating that the decision was reached after a series of meetings with the body of bank Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and the Chartered Institute of Bankers...

Opinion

Futility of killing in God’s name

BOLA BOLAWOLE  TREASURES

“And when the men of the city arose in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built. And they said one to another, who hath done this thing? And when they inquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing. Then the men of the city said unto Joash, bring...

Features

My conversation with those youths

orji uzor kalu2

Since I left the office of the Abia State government as governor some nine years ago, I have never had the amount of discourse and engagement with the Nigerian youths, especially youths from God’s own state itself now than ever before. The conversations have ranged from the mundane, sarcasm, pry into my personal life and outright fabrication tailored around the unholiness to defame. And, have I...

Columnists

FUNAAB: The tragedy of errors

Mahfouz A. Adedimeji EDUPEACE

William Shakespeare might have thrilled the world with his spell-binding “The Comedy of Errors” first performed in December 1594. However, what happened at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in August 2016 was heart-rending that it could be described as the tragedy of errors. While the errors in Shakespeare’s work induce laughter, the errors that played out recently in...

Crime

My wife accuses me of having affairs with my cousin, housemaid, husband tells court

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  A businessman, Remigus Iwuanyawu on Wednesday told a Jokwoyi Customary Court that his wife, Chioma accuses him of having affairs with his cousin and housemaid. Iwuanyawu pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage because he was no longer interested in the marriage. “I am no longer interested in this marriage, my wife nags about everything. “She accuses me of having an affair...

Editorial

How to win the drug war

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The alarming state of insecurity in the country should rattle the Federal Government in its bid to create a conducive environment for rapid development. One area that deserves more serious attention is the prevalence of hard drugs in all nooks and crannies of our society. To a few of our countrymen, it sounded wicked when Indonesia continued its maximum policy that has seen about seven Nigerians...

Education

Kwarapoly closes hostels indefinitely

Kwara-Poly

    Authorities of the Kwara State Polytechnic have announced an indefinite closure of the school’s hostel facilities to students, as it explores avenues to rehabilitate the facilities which have become unsafe for habitation. According to a statement by Pastor M. O. Salami, the Registrar of the institution, the school had secured approval from the state government for the closure and...

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