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For a happy 2019

AS Nigerians mark the New Year festivities today, it is trite to say that governance has not actualised its raison d’être, namely a means for actualising happiness for the people. This goal is encapsulated in the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s credo of Life More Abundant. On the contrary, in the outgone year, governance served as […]
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The killing of Alex Badeh

THE killing of former Chief of Defence Staff (2014-2015), Air Chief Marshal Alexander Sabundu Badeh, on Tuesday December 18 by still unknown assailants is a grim reminder of the general state of insecurity in the country. According to reports in the media, the four-star flag officer of the Nigerian Air Force was slain following an […]
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Oba of Lagos’ impolitic comment

Customs distributes rice worth N3.79bn to IDPs in Northeast – Official

LAST week, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, declared that God would not allow a different party from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take over the state in the 2019 general election. Oba Akiolu made the remark during the 11th Annual Hijrah Lecture and inauguration of the new state House of Assembly mosque. […]
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FG’s verdict on electoral promises

LAST week, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had fulfilled all the promises it made to Nigerians. Speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja, the minister averred: “As a government, we are happy that we have been able to meet all our promises, all our obligations […]
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Merry Christmas

‘I will only surrender to IG, national assembly’ — ‘Badoo kingpin’ speaks from hiding

AMONG virtually all Christians the world over, the clichéd salutation at Yuletide is ‘Merry Christmas.’ This is because the day commemorates  the birth of Jesus Christ whom they believe came to the world to reconcile mankind unto God, the supreme being, after the sin of Adam, the first man, in the garden of Eden.  Even […]
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The Abule Egba pipeline fire

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

RESIDENTS of the Abule-Egba/Awori axis of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State were thrown into sorrow and despair last week when a ruptured petroleum pipeline in the area caught fire, razing eight houses, 100 shops and 51 vehicles. The fire occurred in the dead of night and residents were roused by the alarm raised […]
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Buhari’s directive to NBS boss

SPEAKING on the Sunrise Daily programme on Channels Television this week, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari recently ordered the Statistician-General of the Federation and chief executive officer of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Dr. Yemi Kale, to change the high unemployment […]
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FG, UNICEF and AI should cooperate

Hospital pledges commitment to staff welfare

WE find the war of nerves between the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army on the one hand, and the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF and global human rights group, Amnesty International, AI, on the other, very troubling and unnecessary.
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The ultimatum over Apapa gridlock

Retraction: Buhari’s son yet to be flown abroad

IN an outburst of bottled-up frustration and anger, some critical stakeholders in the Apapa area of Lagos have come together to issue the Federal and Lagos State governments a 21-day ultimatum to clear the armada of trucks that have, for years, made life a living hell for them and the Nigerian economy at large.
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The row over Amnesty International’s report

IN the last few days, the Nigerian Army and the Federal Government have taken on the international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), over its latest report accusing the Nigerian military of sundry crimes against humanity in the course of prosecuting the war against terror in the North-East. In that report entitled “Harvest of Death: […]
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