Act on #EndSARS protesters’ demands, #FixPolitics urges Govt

The #FixPolitics Initiative has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to listen to the #EndSARS protesters, ensure that peace and justice prevail as well as demonstrate the virtues of good governance by acting on their demands. #FixPolitics, a research-based citizens collective, made up of Nigerians across various demographic groups and professional endeavours, also called […]

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Ibrahimovic has ‘shifted the balance more’ in Italy than Ronaldo

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had a greater impact on Italian football than Cristiano Ronaldo, according to former Milan and Juventus head coach Alberto Zaccheroni. The 39-year-old has made a considerable impact since rejoining Milan in January, scoring 11 goals in 20 appearances in the second half of the 2019-20 campaign. He has been in equally impressive […]

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‘MU NA CHIM DI NA MMA’: Fulfilling life of Daniel Ezeamaku

High Chief Daniel Ezeamaku By Kenechukwu Nnabueze High Chief Daniel Ezeamaku (Oranyelugo Achina) was born into Umuezeanum kindred in Ebele village, Achina now Isi-Achina on December 26, 1936, to the late Chief Mark Udeozor Ezeamaku and the late Regina Nwabuaku Ezeamaku (Nee Umeodinka) of Ofeama, Okohia Village Uga. He was the third of five children […]

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JP Clark not dead, his spirit lives on: Akachi-Ezeigbo, Tomoloju, Jahman, others speak

Late JP Clark By Chris Onuoha Professor John Pepper Clark Berekedemo, who passed on, last week, was a renowned poet and playwright. Born in Kiagbodo to an Ijaw father and Urhobo mother, the deceased, fondly called JP Clark, received primary education at a native school in Okirika, Burutu local government in former Western Ijaw and […]

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24 years after, comely St. Paul’s Anglican Church emerges from swamp

The old structure(left) and the new edifice. By Elizabeth Osayande The Lagos Diocese of the Anglican Communion celebrated a big feat on Sunday during the dedication of a new church building at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Maza maza, Lagos. The church, which was founded in January 1996, had struggled for years to build a befitting […]

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End SARS

EndSars Protesters at the CBN Headquarters, Abuja, Sunday. PHOTO: Abayomi Adeshida. By Obi Nwakanma In July 2018, I published an essay on my Orbit column in the Sunday Vanguard titled, “The State Police,” in which I outlined the contradictions of the Nigerian Police Force, its history of brutality and disrespect for the civil rights of […]

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China’s loans to African countries have no political strings— Chu Maoming

President Muhammadu Buhari (3rd right front row); President Xi Jinping of China(4th left) and other African leaders at a meeting. By Chioma Gabriel China’s Consul-General in Lagos, Chu Maoming, has dismissed fears that China’s loans to African countries have political undertones or are meant to enslave Africa. Speaking on the occasion of the 20th anniversary […]

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Union raises alarm over job loss in food sector

By Victor Ahiuma-Young LAGOS—Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association, FOBTOB, Monday, urged the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to urgently wade into rising cases of redundancies in the food sector to save members’ jobs. President of FOBTOB, Quadri Olaleye, said this in Oye-Ekiti in Ekiti State, during the commissioning […]

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CBN releases framework for financing of mass metering

CBN Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released its framework for National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). The framework was released by the Development Financing department of the apex bank through its official website on Monday. It stated that introduction of the Service-Based Tariff (SBT) in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) effective Sept. 1, had […]

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COVID-19: NCDC says it’s supporting NYSC on safe reopening of camps

Davido enrolls for NYSC The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has said that it is supporting and providing a public health guidance for safe reopening of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps across the country. Mrs Elsie Ilori, the Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, NCDC,  said this on Monday  in Abuja at the  joint […]

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How SARS became a catalyst for a new generation of Nigerian youths

The ENDSARS Protest along Kachia road, Kaduna weekend. PHOTOS:Olu Ajayi. By Peter Esele   My 14-year-old daughter had this to say when the End SARS protests broke out, “thank God! At last!” While I was still reeling from the shrewd observation, in that subconsciously pejorative way elders bristle at the unsolicited wit of the young, […]

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#EndSARS protest: Nigeria should prepare for increase in COVID-19 cases ― FG warns  

…Lagos, FCT test 1% of its population …As 17,000 health works train on infection Secretary General to the Federation/Chairman Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha. By Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale The Federal government on Monday warned that with the ongoing #ENDSARS protest across the country, cases of COVID-19 will definitely increase in […]

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Criminals shouldn’t be allowed to hijack #EndSars – Uche Annie-Okonkwo

EndSARS Protester continue at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos yesterday.PHOTO AKEEM SALAU   urges vigilance   By Victor Arjihromanus   Convener of Let’s Get Good Empowered Initiative,  Mr.  Uche Annie-Okonkwo, has described  #EndSars protest as an honourable cause,  saying criminals should not be allowed to hijack the exercise.   Annie-Okonkwo,  who said this against the backdrop […]

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#ENDSARS: Akeredolu sets up panel of judicial inquiry in Ondo

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State. By Dayo Johnson, Akure The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has approved the constitution of a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to look into all complaints by members of the public on alleged illegal activities of officers of Nigeria Police Force in Ondo State. The decision of the State […]

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OGUN: TRACE records 132 auto accidents, 53 deaths in nine months

Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) By Bose Adelaja Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps TRACE, on Monday, said it recorded a total number of 132 auto accidents and 53 deaths within a space of nine months in the year 2020. According to the traffic agency, the figures were recorded between January and September. TRACE […]

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#EndSARS protest: Sanwo-Olu orders students to stay at home

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. By Olasunkanmi Akoni Following rising tension in the ongoing #EndSARS protest, Lagos Stare Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed all students in public and private schools to stay at home from October 20, 2020, Tuesday. Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who announced this on Monday, said Governor Sanwo-Olu […]

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PDP appeals to supporters, residents to observe Edo govt’s curfew

Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to its supporters and residents to comply with the State Government’s 24-hour curfew following hoodlums’ infiltration of the #EndSARS protests in the state. Recall that several cases of violence were reported in parts of Benin including extortion, arson and attack on the Prison on Sapele […]

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SARS and SWAT as a metaphor for a failed government: Thumbs up for our visionary Nigerian youths

By Mike Ozekhome, SAN       For decades, I had strindently beckoned on the Nigerian youths to join some of us patriots in the dangerous Nigerian trenches, to win the heart and soul of Nigeria, and take  their destinies in their own hands .   Many of the rulers of today  have tenaciously glued […]

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#EndSARS: Leave our roads now, FCT natives tell protesters

By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja The Indigenous people of the Federal Capital Territory FCT have asked the #EndSARS protesters to vacate major roads in the territory, lamenting how the continued protests have led to the disruption of economic and social activities in the nation’s capital. In a letter signed on their behalf by Yusuf Yunusa […]

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