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A former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and some eminent Nigerians have paid glowing tributes to the late Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh. Ojuogboh, a former member of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007, died on February 8, 2024. He died while watching the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa. The eminent personalities poured out their tributes at the “National Evening of Tributes” in honour of the late Ojuogboh. Sheriff, the Chairman of the Organising Committee, said: “I’m still shocked that Ojuogboh is no more.…

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Former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, said on Sunday that a governor implementing Sharia law stole state funds and used the money to build a hotel in Lagos as a result of greed. While he did not mention the name of the governor, Sanusi said his state remained a “most serious example of backwardness.”. Sanusi, who spoke as a guest lecturer during a virtual Ramadan lecture titled “Some dimensions of the concept of ibadah”, said greed, selfishness, and envy are “much greater sins” than unlawful sex, homosexuality, and gambling. The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)…

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The holidaying for some of the current Ministers and other appointees is over. Hadiza Bala Usman and her team will be launching the newly upgraded Citizens’ Delivery Tracker App today. This means every citizen can now at their comfort GENUINELY monitor and report the performances of Ministries, Departments and Agencies using the App President Bola Ahmed Tinubu recognizes the fact that the citizens are integral stakeholders in monitoring and evaluating his government’s performance, hence the need to make us fully involved This initiative will promote transparency and accountability in an unprecedented way The app will be available for download on…

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It was the morning of December 26, 1983 at the shooting of ‘Blues for a Prodigal’, a film by Wole Soyinka. The dry, mild harmattan morning was filled with dust and haze. The location was the Rotunda, a small bar, tidily tucked in at the back corner of the vast Oduduwa Hall complex of the University of Ife (as it was known then). The unique architectural feature of the Rotunda was its round and almost squat-like design with a door and several large, similarly round windows which were almost the size (but not the regular rectangular shape) of french windows.…

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Not a day goes by without Lawan Zanna remembering his daughter Aisha in prayers. She was among the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped 10 years ago when Islamic extremists broke into their school in northeastern Nigeria’s Chibok village. “It makes me so angry to talk about it,” said Zanna, 55, whose daughter is among the nearly 100 girls still missing after the 2014 kidnappings that stunned the world and sparked the global #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign. The Chibok kidnapping was the first major school abduction in the West African nation. Since then, at least 1,400 students have been kidnapped, especially in the…

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Some occupants and property owners in Guzape District of the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday, sought the Federal Government’s intervention over what they described as “life-threatening blast of rocks in the area.” A resident of the district and former Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, made the call while addressing newsmen in Abuja. Achuba, who alleged that the blast was being carried out by Gilmor Construction Limited, also called on the Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, to come to their aid. He said Nigeria is a member of the International Treaty and Conventions on Explosive and Blast Technique.…

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The Ekiti Diaspora Relations Directorate, under the esteemed leadership of Barrister (Dr) Adeola-Adeleye Fasubaa, has garnered widespread praise for its groundbreaking inter-agency collaborations and forward-thinking integrative strategies which have continued to resonate with the vision of the Executive Governor of Ekiti, His Excellency, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji. Recognized for her visionary approach, Barrister (Dr) Fasubaa has been instrumental in fostering partnerships that are capable of propelling Ekiti State towards unprecedented growth and prosperity. In a recent statement, some groups have come forward to commend Barrister (Dr) Fasubaa for her relentless pursuit of economic, social, and cultural excellence through harnessing the potentials…

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Under the dynamic leadership of Barrister (Dr) Adeola-Adeleye Fasubaa, the Ekiti Diaspora Relations Directorate has earned widespread acclaim for its pioneering inter-agency partnerships and innovative strategies aligned with the vision of Ekiti’s Executive Governor, His Excellency, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji. Barrister (Dr) Fasubaa’s visionary leadership has been instrumental in fostering alliances poised to propel Ekiti State towards unprecedented growth and prosperity. Recent commendations from various groups highlight her relentless pursuit of economic, social, and cultural excellence through harnessing the potential of the Ekiti diaspora community. Mr. Femi Akanbi-Ekitis in South Africa praised Fasubaa’s dedication to maximizing Ekiti’s global impact by fostering…

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