It Is Morally Unjust To Treat Abuja Indigenes With Kid Gloves – Candido

During his courtesy call at the corporate headquarters of LEADERSHIP Newspapers in Abuja recently, the chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, spoke on the activities of his young administration and several critical issues of national concern, including steps being taken to address environmental challenges in AMAC. Abah Adah captured the moment The issue of environmental abuse and ...

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Finances: Court Rejects Fayose’s Bid To Stop EFCC Investigation

An ex parte order sought by Governor Ayo Fayose administration to stop the investigation of the finances of the state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been declined by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti. The court, presided over by Justice Cornelius Akintayo refused to grant the order on grounds that all the defendants ...

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Remembering memorable quotes in governance

“A Leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies, so that they will try to get there” – David Gergen In continuation of Governor Simon Bako Lalong’s memorable quotes, urged citizens to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war, when he delivered his speech at the opening […] The post Remembering memorable ...

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Eagles doomed with coach Rohr, warns Adamu

New Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is not good enough and he will “damage” Nigeria before walking away from the country, according to ex-FIFA chief Amos Adamu. Franco-German Rohr has signed a two-year contract that will pay him $47,000 a month to lead Nigeria through the 2018 World Cup qualifiers beginning with an October 3 […] The post Eagles doomed ...

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Safety of women matters

The increasing incidents of violence against women have become sources of concerns to stakeholders, including women, human right activists, as well as different levels of governmental institutions, writes NAOMI SHARANG. By most accounts, violence against women is a serious social and public health issue. “Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic,” some observers […] The post Safety of ...

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How Pinnick incurred CAF’s wrath, pulled down Nigeria football

The last may not have been heard concerning the height at which Nigerian football is crumbling following unfolding revelations that the frosty relationship between embattled President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF Amaju Pinnick and Confederation of African Football, CAF, Issa Hayatou has continued to grow worse be the day. Coupled with controversies that brought in […] The post How Pinnick ...

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Security Agencies Ban Two Major Political Events In Kano

The Kano State Police Command announced that it has indefinitely banned political event holding at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Kofar Mata and Polo Ground along Club Road respectively. Our check revealed that the Kwankwasiyya political group has organised a mass wedding to be funded by the erstwhile Kano governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. About 200 couples would be wedded tomorrow, ...

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Mikel targets more trophies after Olympic exploits

Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi is looking forward to winning more trophies for English Premier League side Chelsea following his return to the club after helping his country to secure bronze medal in the men’s football event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Mikel played a key role as Samson Siasia’s charges won the West African […] The post Mikel targets ...

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Investors dump banks shares after FX trade suspension

INVESTORS sold shares in Nigerian banks yesterday, a day after the central bank suspended nine lenders from foreign exchange transactions for failing to remit money owed to the government. The central bank suspended FCMB, First Bank, United Bank for Africa,UBA, Heritage Bank, Keystone Bank, Skye Bank, Diamond Bank, Sterling Bank, and Fidelity Bank on Tuesday […] The post Investors dump ...

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Heed Flood Warning, Niger Govt Tells Riverine Communities

Niger State government has called on riverine communities in the state not to treat with levity the warning of the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA on likely flood along the River Niger’s Flood plain this year.’ The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Mr Jonathan Vatsa in a statement yesterday urged the riverine communities to leave the flood prone areas ...

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Akpeyi get club’s permission to rest after Rio Olympics

South African club, Chippa United are not in a hurry to rush their Nigerian international goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi back in action following his participation at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Akpeyi who won a bronze medal with the Nigeria U-23 side at the games is expected back at the club on Wednesday. The former Warri […] The post Akpeyi get ...

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Edo 2016: Ize-Iyamu’s convoy attacked

Campaign team of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Pastor OsagieIze-Iyamu was yesterday attacked at Jattu, near Auchi, in Etsako West Local Government, by suspected All Progressives Congress, APC, youths who destroyed two vehicles in the process. The two vehicles destroyed, a Mercedes Benz C-Class and a Toyota Sienna, […] The post Edo 2016: ...

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Nigerians: Docile or resilient?

NIGERIA is possibly the country with the greatest appellations and accolades in the world. Nigeria is called the giant of Africa, the world’s most populous Black nation, the nation with the highest number of malaria victims , etc. What about Nigerians? Some people have their own way of describing certain other persons. One of the […] The post Nigerians: Docile ...

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Ondo Election 2016: Politics of mad men with hoes syndrome

I have watched with keen interest the intrigues that have enveloped the politics leading to the emergence of the next governor of Ondo State. Religious discrimination, senatorial district bias, propaganda, unfounded rumours and intra political parties clashes have largely found prominence in the state politics. The truth be told, this is not only peculiar to […] The post Ondo Election ...

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Before The Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Derails

When Nigeria’s first ever standard guage rail track went into operation with the commissioning of the Abuja-Kaduna rail transport system and flag-off of the Abuja-Kaduna services by President Muhammadu Buhari, about one month ago, not a few Nigerians were delighted. Between the 60s and early 80s, Nigeria could boast of a robust rail network through which agricultural produce, imports from ...

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THREAT POSED BY OUT-OF SCHOOL YOUTHS

For a successful career in today’s competitiveglobal economy, education remains a crucialingredient and getting the children enrolledin schools and ensuring that they stay longenough to acquire the skills and knowledge thatare required remains a huge task. Sadly, many childrenaround the world, particularly those in Africa, are missingout because they are either not going to school […] The post THREAT POSED ...

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We’ve lost 109m litres of petrol to vandals in 5 months – NNPC

Group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru says NNPC had lost 109 million litres of petroleum products in five months. Baru disclosed this at a meeting with Abdudullahi Muhammadu, the commandant general of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC. “Pipe vandalism and stealing of petroleum products is taking a […] The post We’ve lost ...

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Mugabe orders Olympic team arrested for not winning medals at games

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri, to arrest and detain the entire Olympic team members who represented the country at the just concluded Rio Olympics over dismal performance. An incensed Mugabe referred to members of the team as “rats.” Zimbabwe, which is one of the […] The post Mugabe orders ...

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Private sector and public healthcare services

In this piece, GOLOK NANMWA, our Plateau State Correspondent writes better healthcare services can be provided to the people through relevant partnership with private sectors but adds that safety of health workers is very important. Health is wealth, so says a popular saying. It also added that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. It […] The post Private sector ...

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