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EFCC arraigns man for alleged illegal bank operation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned one Philemon Gora in a Federal High Court, Abuja, for allegedly operating a bank without a valid license. Gora was arraigned along with his company, Cash Flow Global Fund Investment, on two c

Boyo’s proposal on rotational presidency

Ben Adeyanju, adeyanjuben@yahoo.com: I was impressed by Henry Boyo’s October 1 essay on the back page. Its theme was power devolution from the centre based on a six-year collegiate rotational presidency with the office-holders chosen on two bases — merit
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Boyo’s proposal on rotational presidency

Ben Adeyanju, adeyanjuben@yahoo.com: I was impressed by Henry Boyo’s October 1 essay on the back page. Its theme was power devolution from the centre based on a six-year collegiate rotational presidency with the office-holders chosen on two bases — merit and zonal rotational. What especially struck me was Boyo’s lucidity and forcefulness, not forgetting the […]

Sanction debtor governors

Abed Chidi Onyeyiri,Owerri, Imo State, +2348035428: This is a clarion call to the Federal Government to ensure that strict sanctions are applied to state governors who are owing workers’ salaries and/or pension gratuities. Since a worker deserves his wages
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Sanction debtor governors

Abed Chidi Onyeyiri,Owerri, Imo State, +2348035428: This is a clarion call to the Federal Government to ensure that strict sanctions are applied to state governors who are owing workers’ salaries and/or pension gratuities. Since a worker deserves his wages, it baffles many Nigerians why state governors upon receipt of their monthly federal allocation will still […]

CBN wants 15% interest on $8.1bn MTN refunds

Ife Ogunfuwa with agency report The Central Bank of Nigeria has asked the court not to grant an injunction that will stop the MTN Group from transferring the disputed $8.1bn back to the country, and wants the company to pay 15 per cent annualised interest on
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CBN wants 15% interest on $8.1bn MTN refunds

Ife Ogunfuwa with agency report The Central Bank of Nigeria has asked the court not to grant an injunction that will stop the MTN Group from transferring the disputed $8.1bn back to the country, and wants the company to pay 15 per cent annualised interest on the sum until judgment is given, and 10 per […]

Flood may cause rice shortage next year – FG

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The heavy flood in about 14 states may lead to shortage of rice across the country next year, the Federal Government has warned. It warned that if adequate measures were not taken to replant the rice affected by severe flood in some st
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Flood may cause rice shortage next year – FG

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The heavy flood in about 14 states may lead to shortage of rice across the country next year, the Federal Government has warned. It warned that if adequate measures were not taken to replant the rice affected by severe flood in some states, Nigeria might experience shortage of the staple by 2019. […]

Customs seize N2.2bn bulletproof cars, contraband

Anna Okon The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, said that it intercepted bulletproof cars and contraband worth N2.2bn between September 4 and October 3. The Controller, FOU, Mohammed Aliyu, stated this in Lagos on Thursday
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Customs seize N2.2bn bulletproof cars, contraband

Anna Okon The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, said that it intercepted bulletproof cars and contraband worth N2.2bn between September 4 and October 3. The Controller, FOU, Mohammed Aliyu, stated this in Lagos on Thursday. Among the seized items were 22 exotic cars; 11,303  bags of foreign parboiled rice; 2,410 frozen […]

Tambuwal will fix economy –Imansuangbon

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kenneth Imansuangbon, has called on Nigerians to support one of the party’s presidential aspirants, Aminu Tambuwal, for the 2019 election, saying that he would fix the Nigerian economy. Imansuangbon said this in
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Tambuwal will fix economy –Imansuangbon

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kenneth Imansuangbon, has called on Nigerians to support one of the party’s presidential aspirants, Aminu Tambuwal, for the 2019 election, saying that he would fix the Nigerian economy. Imansuangbon said this in Edo State while speaking with the delegates ahead of the party’s primary on Saturday. Imansuangbon said […]

I was elected to fight corruption –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, said the anti-corruption war of his administration was not negotiable. He said it was a must for him to fight graft because that was one of the reasons he was elected. According to a statement by his Special Adviser o
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I was elected to fight corruption –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, said the anti-corruption war of his administration was not negotiable. He said it was a must for him to fight graft because that was one of the reasons he was elected. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President spoke while […]

NUC okays new courses for Caleb varsity

The National Universities Commission has approved the first PhD and eight other programmes for Caleb University. The approval was contained in a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ayandiji Aina, dated August 31, 2018, and signed by the Director of
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NUC okays new courses for Caleb varsity

The National Universities Commission has approved the first PhD and eight other programmes for Caleb University. The approval was contained in a letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ayandiji Aina, dated August 31, 2018, and signed by the Director of Academic Planning for the Executive Secretary, NUC, Dr G. B. Kumo. Kumo, in the letter, […]

Ways to prevent your phone from being hacked

Hacking is finding a weakness in someone’s software or networks with the aim of exploiting something or gaining illegal access to secured data and information. For instance, hackers use a variety of passwords for cracking algorithm to get access to a comput
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Ways to prevent your phone from being hacked

Hacking is finding a weakness in someone’s software or networks with the aim of exploiting something or gaining illegal access to secured data and information. For instance, hackers use a variety of passwords for cracking algorithm to get access to a computer system, according to Techarrival. Who is a hacker? A hacker is an individual […]

Floating oil cargoes signpost danger

FRESH news that cargoes of Nigerian crude oil are on the high seas, seeking buyers, is a prophecy foretold coming to pass. Oil, as a major revenue earner, many have long warned, has a dim future, given developments in the global economy and this reality is ga
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Floating oil cargoes signpost danger

FRESH news that cargoes of Nigerian crude oil are on the high seas, seeking buyers, is a prophecy foretold coming to pass. Oil, as a major revenue earner, many have long warned, has a dim future, given developments in the global economy and this reality is gaining credence by the day. Unless rhetoric on export […]

13.2 million Nigerian children now out-of-school –UBEC

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Universal Basic Education Commission has said that the population of Nigeria’s out-of-school children has increased from 10.5 million to at 13.2 million. The UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr Hammid Bobboyi, stated this in Abuja on Thurs
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13.2 million Nigerian children now out-of-school –UBEC

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Universal Basic Education Commission has said that the population of Nigeria’s out-of-school children has increased from 10.5 million to at 13.2 million. The UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr Hammid Bobboyi, stated this in Abuja on Thursday during a United Nations Children’s Fund briefing on out-of-school children. Bobboyi, who was represented by the […]

2019 elections and the use of State Administrative Resources

Election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses individuals to hold public offices. On the other hand, State Administrative Resources are public resources which the state puts at the disposal of public officials for the commo
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2019 elections and the use of State Administrative Resources

Election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses individuals to hold public offices. On the other hand, State Administrative Resources are public resources which the state puts at the disposal of public officials for the common good. They are to be used in the management and administration of the state and […]

Apapa: When avoidable gridlock locks down economy

Exporters and importers are recording colossal losses as their goods get stuck in gridlock on Apapa port road in Lagos for weeks; many firms are either suspending operations or relocating out of the area with some landlords vacating their houses for security
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Apapa: When avoidable gridlock locks down economy

Exporters and importers are recording colossal losses as their goods get stuck in gridlock on Apapa port road in Lagos for weeks; many firms are either suspending operations or relocating out of the area with some landlords vacating their houses for security guards. The logjam has become an ill wind that blows nobody any good, […]

Buhari receives fomer South African President, Mbeki

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received a former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki. The meeting of the two leaders was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. READ ALSO: Tight security in Badagry as APC holds primaries Mbe
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Buhari receives fomer South African President, Mbeki

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received a former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki. The meeting of the two leaders was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. READ ALSO: Tight security in Badagry as APC holds primaries Mbeki arrived the Presidential Villa at 2:30pm and was led to the President’s office. Details later.

APC NWC cancels National Assembly primaries in Edo

John Alechenu, Abuja The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has cancelled what it called the unauthorised congresses held in Edo State to elect candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly. This was contai
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APC NWC cancels National Assembly primaries in Edo

John Alechenu, Abuja The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has cancelled what it called the unauthorised congresses held in Edo State to elect candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly. This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, […]

Opeifa urges calm as he’s dropped from Lagos APC senatorial primaries

A Lagos West Senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress , Mr. Kayode Opeifa, on Thursday said that the interest of the party was uppermost to him. Opeifa, the Executive Secretary for Transportation, FCT Abuja, said this in a statemen
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Opeifa urges calm as he’s dropped from Lagos APC senatorial primaries

A Lagos West Senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress , Mr. Kayode Opeifa, on Thursday said that the interest of the party was uppermost to him. Opeifa, the Executive Secretary for Transportation, FCT Abuja, said this in a statement entitled: “Recall my statement yesterday with regards to the Purported List of […]

Injured Liverpool midfielder Keita sent to hospital for tests

Liverpool midfielder, Naby Keita was taken to hospital after sustaining a suspected back injury during his team’s 1-0 defeat by Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday, the Premier League club said. The Guinean was taken off the pitch on a stretcher mid
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Injured Liverpool midfielder Keita sent to hospital for tests

Liverpool midfielder, Naby Keita was taken to hospital after sustaining a suspected back injury during his team’s 1-0 defeat by Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday, the Premier League club said. The Guinean was taken off the pitch on a stretcher midway through the first half of the group stage tie in Naples. READ […]

Shettima wins APC senatorial ticket

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has picked the All Progressives Congress ticket for Borno Central Senatorial District. He won the primary conducted on Wednesday, which result was announced on Thursday morning. He polled 2
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Shettima wins APC senatorial ticket

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has picked the All Progressives Congress ticket for Borno Central Senatorial District. He won the primary conducted on Wednesday, which result was announced on Thursday morning. He polled 2,735 votes to beat his opponent Alhaji Ali Wurge who scored 5 votes. Announcing the result, the Chairman […]

Drunk policeman kills two colleagues

A drunk police officer shot dead two of his colleagues in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation report said. The policeman, who killed his colleagues, was also shot dead, Federal Police Commissioner Ze
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Drunk policeman kills two colleagues

A drunk police officer shot dead two of his colleagues in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation report said. The policeman, who killed his colleagues, was also shot dead, Federal Police Commissioner Zeynu Jemal was quoted by Fana as saying. The attacker was intoxicated as of the time of the […]

Housewife in court for allegedly killing eight-month-old stepdaughter

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna has ordered the remand of a 20-year-old housewife, Zulai Kabiru, for allegedly killing her eight-month-old stepdaughter. The accused is facing one charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the penal code. The magi
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Housewife in court for allegedly killing eight-month-old stepdaughter

A Magistrates’ Court in Minna has ordered the remand of a 20-year-old housewife, Zulai Kabiru, for allegedly killing her eight-month-old stepdaughter. The accused is facing one charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the penal code. The magistrate, Ramatu Adamu, did not take the plea of the accused on the ground that the […]

PDP asks court to set aside order on Kashamu’s delegates, candidates

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Peoples Democratic Party has filed an application before a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, seeking to set aside the orders of the court which directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to accept or process onl
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PDP asks court to set aside order on Kashamu’s delegates, candidates

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Peoples Democratic Party has filed an application before a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, seeking to set aside the orders of the court which directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to accept or process only list of candidates authenticated by Bayo Dayo-led factional executive of Ogun State PDP for 2019 […]

Messi scores brace as Barca beats Spurs at Wembley

Lionel Messi’s Wembley masterclass and a sublime strike from Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona back in the groove as they clinched a pulsating 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday. Ernesto Valverde’s side arrived in London for the Champions League
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Messi scores brace as Barca beats Spurs at Wembley

Lionel Messi’s Wembley masterclass and a sublime strike from Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona back in the groove as they clinched a pulsating 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday. Ernesto Valverde’s side arrived in London for the Champions League Group B tie amid a mini-crisis after failing to win their last three La Liga games. But […]

Alcacer scores again as Dortmund ease past Monaco

Paco Alcacer continued his excellent start to life at Borussia Dortmund as the Bundesliga side saw off Monaco 3-0 on Wednesday to claim a second straight Champions League win. Half-time substitute Jacob-Bruun Larsen gave Dortmund the lead at Signal Iduna Park
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Alcacer scores again as Dortmund ease past Monaco

Paco Alcacer continued his excellent start to life at Borussia Dortmund as the Bundesliga side saw off Monaco 3-0 on Wednesday to claim a second straight Champions League win. Half-time substitute Jacob-Bruun Larsen gave Dortmund the lead at Signal Iduna Park, less than six minutes into his Champions League debut. On-loan Barcelona striker Alcacer secured […]

Champions League: Griezmann scores twice as Atletico see off Brugge

Antoine Griezmann scored twice against Club Brugge on Wednesday as Atletico Madrid made a winning start at the stadium they hope to return to for the Champions League final next year. Arnaut Groeneveld’s stunning long-range effort pulled Brugge level sh
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Champions League: Griezmann scores twice as Atletico see off Brugge

Antoine Griezmann scored twice against Club Brugge on Wednesday as Atletico Madrid made a winning start at the stadium they hope to return to for the Champions League final next year. Arnaut Groeneveld’s stunning long-range effort pulled Brugge level shortly before half-time but Griezmann added a second, before his driving run allowed Koke to wrap […]

We don’t know venues of our parties’ primaries, Anambra APC, PDP aspirants lament

Tony Okafor, Awka Confusion trailed the senatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress in the Anambra South Senatorial District on Wednesday. As of 4 P.M., aspirants and delegates could not locate the venues for the primary. Addressing the Press, an aspi
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We don’t know venues of our parties’ primaries, Anambra APC, PDP aspirants lament

Tony Okafor, Awka Confusion trailed the senatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress in the Anambra South Senatorial District on Wednesday. As of 4 P.M., aspirants and delegates could not locate the venues for the primary. Addressing the Press, an aspirant, Mr. Azuka Okwuosa, alleged foul play, lamenting that some people who destroyed the opposition Peoples […]

How will Ambode convince Lagosians to vote for Sanwo-Olu? Twitter users ask

On Wednesday, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, addressed a press conference, where he conceded defeat and congratulated Jide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the state’s All Progressives Congress governorship primary election that held on Tuesday. Sinc
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How will Ambode convince Lagosians to vote for Sanwo-Olu? Twitter users ask

On Wednesday, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, addressed a press conference, where he conceded defeat and congratulated Jide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the state’s All Progressives Congress governorship primary election that held on Tuesday. Since Ambode’s broadcast, Nigerians on social media have been reacting. While some Twitter users commended the governor for his calm approach, […]

Lawmaker loses $753,456, car, land in money-doubling scam

An unidentified Kenyan lawmaker has been revealed as one of the victims of a money-doubling scam, that was busted by police on Monday. According to Musa Yego, the head of the police team that arrested the money-doubling syndicate, the Member of Parliament wa
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Lawmaker loses $753,456, car, land in money-doubling scam

An unidentified Kenyan lawmaker has been revealed as one of the victims of a money-doubling scam, that was busted by police on Monday. According to Musa Yego, the head of the police team that arrested the money-doubling syndicate, the Member of Parliament was among eight Kenyans, who were duped hundreds of millions. The money-doubling syndicate was […]

Avoid sentiments while voting, Saraki urges PDP delegates

Senator Bukola Saraki, a presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party, on Wednesday urged delegates ahead of the party presidential primaries not to vote based on sentiment. Saraki gave the advice during consultation visit with delegates and suppo
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Avoid sentiments while voting, Saraki urges PDP delegates

Senator Bukola Saraki, a presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party, on Wednesday urged delegates ahead of the party presidential primaries not to vote based on sentiment. Saraki gave the advice during consultation visit with delegates and supporters of PDP at the party Secretariat in Uyo. “It is time, as a country, that we do […]

Saudi football chiefs appoint first women board members

Saudi Arabia’s Football Federation (SAFF) appointed women to the board for the first time in the kingdom’s history on Wednesday, and also named a new president. The two women are Adwa al-Arifi and Reham Al-Onaizan and the new president is Qusay bi
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Saudi football chiefs appoint first women board members

Saudi Arabia’s Football Federation (SAFF) appointed women to the board for the first time in the kingdom’s history on Wednesday, and also named a new president. The two women are Adwa al-Arifi and Reham Al-Onaizan and the new president is Qusay bin Abdulaziz al-Fawaz. READ ALSO: Ronaldo denies attack accusation, calls rape ‘abominable crime’ Saudi authorities […]

Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek in line to start Europa League tie

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek could feature in the starting line-up for the first time this season in Thursday’s Europa League match against Hungarian champions Vidi, Maurizio Sarri has said. The 22-year-old England player has recovered from a s
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Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek in line to start Europa League tie

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek could feature in the starting line-up for the first time this season in Thursday’s Europa League match against Hungarian champions Vidi, Maurizio Sarri has said. The 22-year-old England player has recovered from a shin problem and is in line for a call-up while Spain winger Pedro has recovered from a shoulder […]

Trump’s net worth $3.1bn, but presidency hurting –Forbes

US President Donald Trump’s net worth has flatlined at $3.1 billion, but he has slid down a Forbes ranking of billionaires as the magazine believes his White House stint is harming the Trump brand. Trump’s ranking dropped to number 259 on the lis
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Trump’s net worth $3.1bn, but presidency hurting –Forbes

US President Donald Trump’s net worth has flatlined at $3.1 billion, but he has slid down a Forbes ranking of billionaires as the magazine believes his White House stint is harming the Trump brand. Trump’s ranking dropped to number 259 on the list of Forbes’s wealthiest 400 billionaires released Wednesday, down from spot number 248 […]

Three APC delegates die in Nasarawa

Umar Muhammed, Lafia No fewer than three delegates reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident in Keana Local government area of Nasarawa State shortly after the just concluded All Progressive Congress governorship primary election in the state. The victims w
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Three APC delegates die in Nasarawa

Umar Muhammed, Lafia No fewer than three delegates reportedly died in a ghastly motor accident in Keana Local government area of Nasarawa State shortly after the just concluded All Progressive Congress governorship primary election in the state. The victims were supposed to meet with Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura in Obi LGA, in preparation for his […]

Ogun APC defies NWC panel, declares Amosun’s candidate winner 

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State All Progressives Congress Chairman, Chief Derin Adebiyi, has declared the party’s consensus candidate, Adekunle Akinkade, winner of a parallel primary conducted on Tuesday. The party chairman declared Akinlade w
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Ogun APC defies NWC panel, declares Amosun’s candidate winner 

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State All Progressives Congress Chairman, Chief Derin Adebiyi, has declared the party’s consensus candidate, Adekunle Akinkade, winner of a parallel primary conducted on Tuesday. The party chairman declared Akinlade winner while addressing journalists at the secretariat of the party  in Abeokuta on Wednesday, He said Akinlade, the consensus candidate of the […]

Full text: Ambode’s speech congratulating Sanwo-Olu

Fellow Lagosians, the last few days have witnessed intense political activities that have gripped the attention of the nation and created palpable tension in the polity. I strongly believe that the time has now come for the State to move forward in order tha
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Full text: Ambode’s speech congratulating Sanwo-Olu

Fellow Lagosians, the last few days have witnessed intense political activities that have gripped the attention of the nation and created palpable tension in the polity. I strongly believe that the time has now come for the State to move forward in order that the gains of the last three and half years are not […]

Macron left to fill another key cabinet as minister resigns

French President Emmanuel Macron was left scrambling to fill another key cabinet post Wednesday after Interior Minister Gerard Collomb resigned, the third minister to step down in two months. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe took temporary control of the inter
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Macron left to fill another key cabinet as minister resigns

French President Emmanuel Macron was left scrambling to fill another key cabinet post Wednesday after Interior Minister Gerard Collomb resigned, the third minister to step down in two months. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe took temporary control of the interior ministry while Macron began searching for a replacement for 71-year-old Collomb, who was one of the […]

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