Soyinka says Nigeria can’t remain one without decentralisation

Like Our Reporter Abuja – Nobel Laurete, Wole Soyinka has said that Nigeria cannot continue to survive as a single country unless the government is decentralised. Speaking during an interview on Arise TV, Soyinka said there was no hope of Nigeria continuing together as one nation if the Federal Government fails to do the needful. Expressing doubts that Nigeria can continue as one in the …

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PDP governors meet Monday in Bauchi over State of the nation

Like Abuja – Governors elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will on Monday, 26th July 2021, meet at Bauchi, to examine and deliberate on the current state of the nation and their respective states. Other issues the governors will deliberate on are; unemployment, the general parlous state of the Nigerian economy, the health of Nigeria’s democracy, including the Electoral Act Amendment …

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Electoral Reform: Reject senators against electronic transmission of results – AA Chairman to Nigerians

Like Abuja – The national chairman of Action Alliance (AA), Mr Adekunle Rufia Omeaje, has called on Nigerians to reject all the senators who recently voted against the electronic transmission of election in the 2023 polls. Omeaje said this at the weekend in Benin City, Edo State while receiving a new member, Solomon-David Okanigbuan. He predicted that the unpopular decision will certainly cost most of …

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Sunday Igboho: Olubadan sends delegation to monitor trial in Benin Republic

Like Abuja – The Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji has sent a delegation to Cotonou, Benin Republic to observe the proceedings of the court case involving Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Oba Adetunji stated this at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace while exchanging views with some leaders of thought comprising the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) President General, Prince Yemisi Adeaga; …

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Parents heave sigh of relief as bandits free 28 Baptist students

Like Abuja – Parents of the 121 kidnapped students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna wept profusely when 28 of the abductees were released after 20 days in bandits’ den. The parents, who could not control their emotions, as they were reunited with their frail and sick- looking children, said the last 20 days were traumatic for their respective families. One of them Mrs. Esther …

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Offa/Erinle: You can’t review Supreme Court judgement – Babalola to Kwara Gov

Like Abuja – Frontline lawyer Afe Babalola (SAN) has cautioned Kwara Governor Abdurahman AbdulRazaq against reviewing the Supreme Court Judgement on the land dispute involving Offa and Erin Ile. Babalola said that the Governor lacks the power to undertake such action, saying no individual irrespective of the position occupies can review the judgment of any court. The Supreme Court had in its separate judgements delivered …

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Security at red alert as IPOB leader, Kanu’s trial resumes Monday

Like By Our Reporter Abuja – The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu will resume on Monday before a Federal High Court in Abuja, barring any unforeseen hindrance. Kanu is being tried by the Federal Government on a charge of treasonable felony. Although he was granted bail on health grounds, Kanu jumped bail and was re-arrested last month …

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IPOB: Don’t molest supporters, nothing serious to be jittery about – Kanu’s lawyer

Like Abuja – Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Aloy Ejimakor, on Sunday said security agents should not molest supporters of his client coming to show solidarity as his trial resumes in Abuja on Monday. He added that, “there’s nothing significant that will happen on Monday that warrants anybody, including the government, to be jittery.” Ejimakor, in a …

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Tokyo Olympics: Australia Boomers defeat D’Tigers in first group game

Like Abuja. – Nigeria’s D’Tigers suffered a 67-84 defeat to the Boomers of Australia in their first Group B preliminary game of the Tokyo Olympics at the Saitama Arena on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that D’Tigers came into the game in high spirits after earning historic victories over Team U.S and Argentina recently in exhibition games. Nigeria had however lost to …

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Revealed! Why FG extended NIN-SIM verification deadline to Oct. 31

Like Abuja – The Federal Government has extended the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to Oct. 31. This is contained in a statement jointly signed by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Mr Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Sunday in Abuja. They said that the decision was reached …

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Ogun: APC wins 17 chairmanship seats in LG polls

Like Abeokuta – The All Progressive Congress (APC) has swept all the 17 chairmanship seats so far announced as counting of votes of Saturday’s local government elections in Ogun continues. The results were announced on Sunday morning by Mr Babatunde Osibodu, the Chairman of the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGISIEC) at the commission’s head office in Abeokuta. Osibodu said that pending results from Odeda, …

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#BBNaija: Meet 6th edition male Housemates

Like Abuja – The long anticipated Big Brother Naija sixth edition premiered on Saturday evening with the theme “Shine Ya Eye” Anchored by its seasoned host Ebuka, this edition showcases mostly masculine fine men. Below are males that have entered into the Big Brother House tonight: Boma is a 34-year-old footballer turned ‘mixologist’ who is also into modeling was the first to enter the house. …

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Biafra: Finally, Ohanaeze bows to PANDEF’s pressure, begs Clark over IPOB outburst

Like …. Separatist group’s statement on Clark idiotic, says PANDEF Abuja – Finally, the Igbo apex socio-cultural group, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday owed to pressure and apologised to the leadership of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) over the outburst of the proscribed indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on its National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark. The separatist group had on Friday blasted Clark for …

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Crisis in PDP camp as governors, Secondus, NWC squabble

Like …Secondus seeks second term; Wike, others insist on sack before December ……Governors rally state chairmenChurch leaders, party bigwigs fail in bids to reconcile duo …….There’s nothing of the sort, says Wike’s aide Abuja – All is not well in the camp of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the misunderstanding between the party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and his chief sponsor, …

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LG poll: How Oba Animashaun’s daughter, Surah, took Epe

Like By Idris Olukoya Epe – The returning officer, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission(LASIEC), Mr Shamsideen Ladega, on Saturday declared Ms Surah Animashaun of All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the chairmanship election in Epe Local Government NAN reports that Surah is the daughter of Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun of Epeland. According to Ladega, the winner scored 11,232 votes to floor the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) candidate …

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