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December 27, 2023, would not be quickly erased from the memory of the residents and indigenes of Ondo State as a day of passing into glory of one of the prominent sons of the state and former state governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. Akeredolu, popularly called ‘Aketi’ by his political associates, passed away in Germany during a long battle with cancer. The illness had taken the late former governor to the European country for treatment for some months but unfortunately, he could not survive the battle. After the bad news of the demise of the late state chief executive was broken…

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Very bad decisions by our policymakers in Nigeria. In secondary school, they push you to specialize after the 3rd year. So, from SSI (4th year), you move into Arts, Science, Technology, etc lines. Possibly, if you decide to do Further Mathematics, you may not be lucky to do Economics because WAEC has restricted you to 9 subjects. (Even as a kid in the village, I found that very sub-optimal, and took 15 subjects in secondary school, and decided to write external WAEC (i.e. GCE) while in secondary school. That decision enabled me to study Economics and the typical Art courses…

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Yes, of course. It is not for only us to carry out the postmortem analysis. The media, INEC, and other relevant organisations should have done that too, and the conclusions we are going to get will not be difficult from the ones they have. All the observers and the international observers who witnessed the election have written an initial report. The external report of the election was quite comprehensive and objective. The profile of the ‘Obedient’ is that the majority of them do not belong to the party; some do not belong to any political party at all but there…

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Bandits who abducted Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriyar and his six children have claimed the life of one of the kidnapped individuals. Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, a 400-level student of biological science at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, was tragically killed on Friday. The entire nation mourns as she was laid to rest according to Islamic rites on Saturday.The kidnappers, who initially demanded a ransom of N60 million, have now increased their demand to a staggering N100 million. This shocking development comes after the family’s efforts to negotiate with the abductors. The victims, including Najeebah (500 level, Quantity Surveying) and Nadheerah (300 level, Zoology),…

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IBADAN – The management of Odu’a Investment Company Limited popularly known as “Odu’a Investment” has announced the retirement of the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Adewale Raji, and the appointment of Mr. Abdulrahman Yinusa as the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer effective 1st of June, 2024. The development was revealed in a press statement singed by the Head of the media and publicity of the conglomerate, Mr Victor Ayetoro. The statement stated that Mr. Adewale Raji’s retirement follows ten (10) years of dedicated service as Group Managing Director of the forty-seven (47) year old conglomerate. The statement further stated…

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Rishi Sunak briefed ministers on military action against Iran-backed Houthi rebels targeting ships in the Red Sea. The Prime Minister held an emergency Cabinet call on Thursday night after repeated warnings by the US and UK to the Houthi rebels in Yemen to stop the attacks on commercial vessels. In talks with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi a few hours earlier, the Prime Minister stressed that Britain would “continue to take action to defend freedom of navigation and protect lives at sea”. The UN Security Council had already passed a resolution telling the Houthi rebels to stop the attacks. But…

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of nine qualified Nigerians to serve on the board of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC). The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, said in a statement on Wednesday that “the President charges the new appointees to consider their appointment as an opportunity to serve the nation and, as such, wholly commit themselves to this important purpose”. The chairman and members are: Colonel Aloche Adole – Chairman Dr Stephen Adegbite – Secretary Hon. Omowumi Olubunmi Ogunlola — Member, South West Clement Alobu Nweke – Member, South East…

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Nigeria’s electricity regulator has put up for sale the sixth largest power distribution utility over a $130 million debt, less than two years after the lenders who took over the company failed to turn it around and make it profitable. Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria, has 11 power distribution companies but they are struggling to remain profitable because of lack of capital and sub-economic tariffs imposed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Kaduna Electricity Distribution Plc (Kaduna Electric) is one of 18 successor companies created following the privatisation of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria in 2013 and sells…

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In a display of unwavering confidence, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has begun distributing celebratory dresses, known as ‘aso-ebi,’ to its members in anticipation of the impending Supreme Court judgment on the governorship election. The judgment, scheduled for Friday, January 12, follows an appeal by the incumbent governor, Mr. Yusuf, contesting his removal from office by lower courts. The APC, bolstered by its victories at the Election Petition Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, is leaving no stone unturned in preparing for the swearing-in ceremony of its candidate, Nasir Gawuna. Members have engaged in fasting and animal…

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