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Coronation of Obas: It’s mere theatrical display — LADOJA

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By Ola Ajayi IBADAN—FORMER Oyo Sate Governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has described the recent coronation of 21 Obas by Governor Abiola Ajimobi as a mere theatrical display that cannot...

Mon Sep 4th, 2017     Read More →

‘I don’t know how human skull, ribs came into my possession’

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A 30-year-old man, Shehu Gidado, yesterday, told an Iyaganku chief magistrate’s court, Ibadan, that he does not know how a human skull and ribs came into his possession. Gidado, who resides...

Wed Aug 23rd, 2017     Read More →

5 Unwritten Cultural Rules of The Yorubas

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The Yorubas are one of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria. They are mainly found in the South-Western part of the country. They are popular for two things-education and culture. In this case, we...

Tue Aug 22nd, 2017     Read More →

An open letter to President Buhari by a Corps member

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Let’s make Nigeria work for all Your Excellency, With high hope of a better Nigeria, which my colleagues and I have committed ourselves, we welcome you back to the country. Permit me, your...

Tue Aug 22nd, 2017     Read More →

I make N8,000 daily, says ‘visually-impaired’ beggar

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By Bose Adelaja LAGOS—A fake beggar, Abdullahi Abbas, who was apprehended in Ikorodu area of Lagos State yesterday, told a mob that he makes between N5,500 and N8,000 daily. Abdullahi, 37,...

Tue Aug 22nd, 2017     Read More →

Electricity: IBEDC rehabilitates Sawmill, Agba Dam injection substations

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By Ediri Ejoh In a bid to meet customers’ demand in power supply, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, yesterday, said it had completed the renovation of Sawmill 3x15MVA, 33/11KV and...

Tue Aug 22nd, 2017     Read More →

FG to launch loan scheme for women soon

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By Ola Ajayi IBADAN—THE Federal Government is set to launch a poverty alleviation scheme that will cater for the vulnerable and impoverished Nigerians who constitute about 70 per cent of the...

Tue Aug 22nd, 2017     Read More →

NiMet predicts localised thunderstorms, light rains on Tuesday

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted morning thunderstorms in some northern parts of the country especially Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi and Dutse on Tuesday. Other...

Mon Aug 21st, 2017     Read More →

S-WEST ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: Nyiam carpets Fashola, endorses Ambode’s stance

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By Gbenga Oke Lagos—Colonel Tony Nyiam (retd) a principal actor in the failed Major Gideon Orkar led coup against the military regime of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida in 1990, has slammed southern...

Mon Aug 21st, 2017     Read More →

FG, 36 states, FCT share N2.56trn in 6 months

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ABUJA—THE Federal Government, 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have so far shared N2.56 trillion in the first half of 2017 from the Federation Account, an...

Sun Aug 20th, 2017     Read More →

After 104 days on medical vacation…Finally, Buhari returns

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After 104 days on medical vacation in the United Kingdom, UK, President Muhammadu Buhari, at exactly 4:48 yesterday afternoon, stepped down from the plane that brought him back, at the...

Sun Aug 20th, 2017     Read More →

How Justice Bola Ajibola foretold my ascension to the throne – Oba Adeyemi, Alaafin of Oyo

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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, is in the news again as his comment on Crescent University Abeokuta, Ogun State, CUAB, is revisited when he described the now 12-year-old...

Sun Aug 20th, 2017     Read More →

FG gets $1.5b to tackle water problems in states

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THE Federal Government has secured over $1.5b to address the problems associated with the provision of urban water in some states. Minister for Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, who disclosed...

Sun Aug 20th, 2017     Read More →

Ibadan to have 32 obas as Olubadan remains paramount ruler

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Ibadanland, the capital of Oyo State, will soon have a total of 32 beaded crown-wearing Obas, while the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, will maintain his status as the paramount ruler of the ancient...

Sat Aug 19th, 2017     Read More →

1990 coup was aimed at restructuring Nigeria — Col Tony Nyiam

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…We should name, disgrace opponents of restructuring …A few APC govs manipulating others …Lagos is a model for restructuring By Dapo Akinrefon Lt-Col Anthony Nyiam (retd) is one...

Sat Aug 19th, 2017     Read More →