Restructuring : Osinbajo Under Fire

By Stephen Ubanna The perceived continued domination of the country by the north, one of the component units of the Federating units and  recent threats  by the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, to the Igbos resident in the region to quit  before October 1, 2017, may have strengthened the resolve of Southern leaders to work as a body to atualise the restructuring of the country. The Southern leaders comprising of those from the south -south, south east, and the south west geo-political zones had met on Friday, July 7, 2017,…

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Economy: Not Yet Uhuru

As the expectations and promises of May 29, 2015; when President Mohammadu Buhari was sworn in as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have significantly slowed down with most Nigerians now ghosts of themselves. No thanks to what concerned Nigerians consider as the many failed promises of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC By Shedrack Ifurueze An air of obvious expectations for a better Nigeria of our vision was infectious with the APC as opposition then promising Nigerians illusive better life after 16…

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Davido/Wizkid: Battle of Supremacy

The Nigerian music scene has seen its share of rivalry, down the ages, till now. From Barrister Vs Kollington; Obesere Vs KWAM 1; Onyeka Onwenu Vs Christy Essien Igbokwe; Sunny Okosun Vs Fela Anikulapo-Kuti; and now, Nigeria’s two leading pop stars; Davido and Wizkid having been going at each other’s throats in the past days, jousting for supremacy. In this special edition Potpourri takes a look at their careers and achievements and leaves you with the decision as to who’s greater and the better artiste. Pounds for pounds, this appears…

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“I Have Been Abused Because of Some Buhari’s Appointees”- Odigie Oyegun

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as part of the ceremonies to mark the two year anniversary of his party in power spoke in an interview on the journey and how the administration has fared in office. Excerpts: By Omeiza Ajayi Two years in power, how has it been for the All Progressives Congress APC especially with series of crisis in the party and people threatening to pull out? It has been challenging, it has been delicate but I think at the end of…

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Olubadan: Ajimobi, Monarch in Fresh Row

By Bayo Bernard The Oyo state government will press ahead with the review of Olubadan Declaration 1957, a policy review by the Governor Abiola Ajimobi led government to tinker with existing law that sets up the Olubadan institution, despite opposition from prominent leaders from the ancient city. The move which some believe will whittle down the power of the Olubadan has somehow set the city’s monarch against the state government. The city’s traditional monarch, Oba Saliu Adetunji was the latest to oppose the policy. Thus following weeks of silence the…

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Venus Williams Makes History

Venus Williams became the oldest woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 23 years when the 37-year-old beat Ana Konjuh in the fourth round on Monday. Williams, the US 10th seed, beat the Croatian 27th seed 6-3, 6-2 on Centre Court, becoming the oldest player to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Martina Navratilova in 1994. At 19, Konjuh was not even born when five-time champion Williams made her Wimbledon debut in 1997. Williams faces French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Tuesday’s quarter-finals. Williams has won four Olympic gold medals, one…

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“Stop Sand Filing Lagoon, Waterfronts”- Surveyors Warns LASG

Following the heavy rainfall that left most houses in the island deserted, former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof. Peter Nwilo, has urged the Lagos State Government to stop construction and all sand filling works around Lagoon and waterfronts. Nwilo was on Monday reacting to the massive flooding in the state, especially around Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi and Lagos Island, following torrential rainfall on Saturday. According to him, this is the first time the Lagos Lagoon water level is rising. “I do not think the water level of the Lagoon…

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Kanu: Untold Story of a Secessionist Leader…How He was Created

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Before his arrest in October 2015, Nnamdi Kanu’s only claim to Biafra activism was his vitriolic verbal attacks on perceived enemies and opponents of restoration of defunct Republic of Biafra via a pirate Radio, Radio Biafra, which was believed to be broadcasting from the United Kingdom. He was the Director Radio Biafra, the propaganda arm of now fractured and weakened Ralph Uwazuruike’s Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB. MASSOB was at that time, the rave of the moment as the premier secessionist movement in the…

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Heavy Rainfall Wrecks Havoc in Most Part of the Country

By Akinwale Kasali Tears, anguish and pain was the lot of numerous Nigerians living on the island in Lagos State, as most of the areas in that part of the state was flooded, with people counting their losses as a result of the heavy flood. It took the intervention of the Nigerian Police, National Emergency Management Authority and the Federal Road Safety Commission to salvage the situation for the loss of lives to be minimal, following the blockage of roads leading to some part of this area to further avert…

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BRT Standstill

By Oji Odu Monday, July 10, 2017, Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) scheme drivers decided to embark on a partial strike. Passengers who patronised the laudable transport outfit of the Lagos state government were stranded from the early hours of the day, as the drivers refused to work. At all their bus stops from the Ikorodu terminal to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), passenger were seem stranded and waiting for the buses to convey them to their destinations from 5.30am to no avail, as the angry drivers loitered around the Ikorodu terminal.…

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Aregbesola Concedes Defeat, Says the Will of the People Played Out

Governor Rauf Aregbesola, had no choice than to concede defeat to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Dr. Demola Adeleke, saying it was the people’s decision and will that played out. There was wide celebration by people of Osun state Sunday following the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Saturday Osun West Senatorial Bye election, Dr. Adeleke, even as the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola congratulated the Senator elect, with the result of the poll, saying the “people of Osun have spoken”. Adeleke, the PDP candidate…

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Southern Leaders Charges Osinbajo to Protect Their People

Ahead of the October 1 deadline given the Igbo to relocate from the North, Southern leaders, yesterday, tasked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to unfold actions and plans by the administration to protect southerners living in Northern Nigeria. Leaders from the three southern geopolitical zones met in Lagos just as Southeast and South-South governors entered into another meeting in Enugu, to articulate common positions on issues. Eight of the 11 governors from the two regions had arrived as the meeting got underway last night. The southern leaders, who met in Lagos,…

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Ex-Internationals Rallies Support for Carl Ikeme

By Akinwale Kasali Since the news went viral that Super Eagles goal tender, Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed of acute leukemia, the soccer world has stood by him, praying for his quick recovery. One of Nigeria’s foremost goalkeepers, Emmanuel Okala, on Monday said the Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Ikeme’s illness was not an end to his career. Ikeme who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Championship was diagnosed of acute Leukaemia during pre-season testing. The club announced his condition on July 4. Okala, who spoke to the Newsmen in…

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3 nabbed over Visa forgery

By Chibuike Osuji Three people have been nabbed by the special fraud unit of the Nigerian Police over forgery and visa racketeering. Simply identified as Segun, Ajasa and Olubunmi, the suspects, who were arraigned recently by the police, were arrested following several complaints by officials of the United States embassy in Lagos.Two of the suspects were held for issuance of fake visa documents while the third one, a lady, was arrested for colluding with others still at large for illegal business. The suspects claimed to be agents of the Embassy…

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