Two Chibok girls bag high school diplomas in U.S.

Two Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their Boko Haram abductors in 2014 have graduated from a high school in Washington DC, the United States Capital, according to the Premium Times. The two girls, known by their first names, Debbie and Grace, on Thursday graduated after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12th grade) at a prestigious private international school in the Washington metro area in America. This was disclosed through a statement issued yesterday by a U.S.-based human rights lawyer and the International Director of Education Must Continue…

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LAI MOHAMMED: Govt flouts court orders for national security

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has explained why the government of President Muhammadu Buhari flouts court orders. Speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on ‘The Osasu Show’, Mohammed said the government disregard some court orders in the interest of national security. He said the judiciary does not have the “entire picture” on some cases at hand and it was the responsibility of government to balance human rights and national security. When asked why the government continually flouts court rulings on the release of the former…

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We are cult members not robbers –Suspects

  Two men who claimed to be students of the University of Ibadan, arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad FSARS Oyo State Police Command for robbery, are claiming that they are cultists and not robbers. The Oyo state Commissioner of police Mr. Abiodun Odude gave the names of the suspects simply as Jones a 25-year-old 400 level student of the Department of Geography, Folarin, 30, a 400 level student of Computer Science. The Police boss described the suspects as notorious cultists belonging to the Supreme Eiye Confraternity who…

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Who owns the monies?

The late Sonny Okosun it was who crooned: “Who owns the land? I want to know who owns the land. Papa’s land; Papa’s land” Of course, Okosun’s was a rhetorical question because everyone knew who owns the land in question, that is, southern Africa, which at that time, was under colonial rule.The land belongs to the Black race but was taken over by the White colonial masters. The last of those countries, South Africa, got its Independence in 1994 and the whole of the region is now ruled by Black…

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Local oil firms walking a tight rope

Indigenous firms are the worst-hit by myriads of challenges bedeviling the oil and gas industry. ADEOLA YUSUF reports on how many of them are running into bankruptcy     Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm, made the headlines penultimate week; basking in the euphoria of its new status as the biggest Nigerian- owned oil firm in terms of production, hitherto known by many as the petroleum product trading firm, it announced the production of the largest share of the 313,602 barrels per day output from indigenous companies. The firm’s management cannot…

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Health Minister warns against cholera, other diseases

The unpleasant forecast of the outbreak of cholera in the country in the coming months is the focus of the Easter message from the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. Adewole said that Nigerians should put up a collective responsibility through conscious sensitisation and awareness on the impact of the future. Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. An estimated three to five million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world. The infection is often mild…

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Obiano to unveil new book on Anambra light bearers

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State will today unveil a book titled, ‘Icons of Anambra State’. The publication, sponsored by three leading banks, traces the resilience and enterprise that made the state to produce the highest number of achievers in Nigeria since the 20th century. The 317-page book written by a researcher and biographer, Mr. Uchechukwu Elugu, details the lives and times of some remarkable men and women, who made the difference to make Anambra the leading state in the South East. Anambra, which prides itself as “The Light of…

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