Kogi: Bello, Melaye and muscle flexing

Kogi State, generally referred to as pacesetter in political circles, has yet again been plunged into another round of crisis following the lingering political wrestling between the state governor, Yahaya Bello and the Senator representing Kogi Western Senatorial District of the state, Dino Melaye. MUHAMMAD BASHIR writes on the personality clash between the two titans.     Governor Yahaya Bello, assumed the number one seat of Kogi State through what had been termed a not true election balloting, but via the decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The governor…

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I felt dehumanised when fans called me slave trader –Akpoborie

If not for his inability to make the final squad for the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games where the country won the football gold medal, Jonathan Akpoborie, would have been one of the few Nigerians to have played in all national teams after featuring for the Golden Eaglets, the Flying Eagles and part of the preparation for the Olympics Games and also the Super Eagles. He told CHARLES OGUNDIYA how the country was the loser not taking him to France 1998 World Cup. Excerpts…   What actually is the true story…

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SADIQ DABA: NOLLYWOOD FILLED WITH PAINTERS, PLUMBERS AND MARKET WOMEN

Veteran broadcaster, Sadiq Daba’s biggest spotlight in recent times was when he featured in Kunle Afolayan’s ‘October 1.’ The Cock Crow at Dawn star still holds the ace many years after, and although his gait belies his strength, the quintessential actor recounts the glorious era of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) where he served. Daba also speaks on what he’s been doing since he retired in this interview with LANRE ODUKOYA.     When was the last time you went to location? I am a television man, so I am always…

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Constitution amendment: National Assembly to grant LG autonomy

                  …to consider national confab report     The National Assembly is to ensure that local governments in the country get financial autonomy in the ongoing constitution review. Deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and Chairman, ad hoc committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution in the House, Yusuf Lasun,disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a retreat of the committee. He said though the process of giving local governments autonomy is “dicey” it is essential to democracy and development in any country, hence the need to ensure their…

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Oritsefemi: I’m fighting hard to reclaim Ajegunle’s lost glory

Afro-beat singer, Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele’s career has been on the rise since his remake of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s song, Double Wahala, sometime in 2013. The singer in this interview with FAVOUR IGBAFEN speaks about his career, daughters and more .     What do mean by ‘Corporate Miscreant,’ the tittle of your last album? You can describe ‘Corporate Miscreant’ in your own way, but I call it the abuse of responsibilities. You know many people are looking for responsibilities, they are looking for something. When we were on the street, people…

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ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE: Unintended shootings, undeserved deaths

The police ought to personify duty and responsibility of safeguarding lives and properties. Today it appears, according to this report by ISIOMA MADIKE, to be doing the reverse by hurting, and sometimes taking the lives of many through what the authorities call, “accidental discharge”     Kudirat Adebayo was at her duty post at the makeshift shed frying the yams she sold for a living when she met her death. She was hit by the police bullet, although, it was not intentional. A policeman who mistakenly shot and killed her…

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Get worthy bridal outfits for traditional weddings

Are you confused about the outfits to use for your traditional wedding? Now that you have accepted your sweetheart’s marriage proposal, it about time you started your wedding preparations. As you get set for your big day, Saturday Telegraph has prepared for you photos of glamorous Nigerian traditional marriages that you can draw inspiration from in other to ensure that your guests don’t steal the show from you. It is important you appear in such a way that the whole attention will be on you on your traditional wedding day…

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