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Maina’s reinstatement letter didn’t come from my office – AGF

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By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-A new twist is apparently in the offing concerning the disappearance, re-appearance, reinstatement and promotion of Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman on Pension...

Thu Nov 23rd, 2017     Read More →

Arabic teacher in court for allegedly defiling minor

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An Arabic teacher, Ashimiyu Shittu , 30, on Thursday appeared in Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court in Ibadan for allegedly defiling one of his female pupils. Shittu, a residence of Kara...

Thu Nov 23rd, 2017     Read More →

I remain South-West PDP chairman, says Olafeso

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A factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Eddy Olafeso, says he remains the authentic leader of the party in the South-West zone. Olafeso said this on Wednesday in Akure that...

Thu Nov 23rd, 2017     Read More →

Winifred Oyo-Ita: heroine or wailer?

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By Josephine Agbonkhese & Chris Onuoha Barely one week after the publication of an extensive feature article entitled Affirmative Action: Politics or Development on this column, news of the...

Thu Nov 23rd, 2017     Read More →

States and unclaimed UBEC funds

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IT is a major symptom of the rot in the quality of leadership in the country that many states have failed to provide the counterpart funds required to collect their shares of the Universal Basic...

Thu Nov 23rd, 2017     Read More →

‘After drinking pap with human parts, spirits’ll bring us money’

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By Ola Ajayi Ibadan—Despite the offensive odour from the blue plastic bucket that contained human parts, many still waited to hear what the suspects will say as the Oyo State Police...

Thu Nov 23rd, 2017     Read More →

Muslim cleric, 2 others nabbed with 2 fresh human heads, legs in Ibadan

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The Police Command in Oyo State has arrested an Islamic cleric and two others (Names withheld) in possession of two fresh human heads and legs. The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, presented...

Wed Nov 22nd, 2017     Read More →

Photos: Special FEC session for late Vice president Alex Ekwueme

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President Muhammadu Buhari; Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami; Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri and the National Planning, Senator Udoma Udoma in a pensive mood as...

Wed Nov 22nd, 2017     Read More →

Poisonous tubers on grazing routes: 10 injured as herdsmen, farmers clash in Oyo

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By Ola Ajayi Ibadan—No fewer than 10 people are in critical conditions in a private hospital at Igangan, Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, following injuries they sustained in a clash between...

Wed Nov 22nd, 2017     Read More →

Financing smallholder farmers through technology

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ByJimoh Babatunde With focus on agriculture as the next oil of the country’s economy, many Nigerians with money to invest in the sector have developed interest in the sector but being held...

Wed Nov 22nd, 2017     Read More →

Tinubu, force to reckon with in Nigeria’s politics — OBA Akiolu

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By Adeola Badru IBADAN—THE Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has said that the place of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu could not be waved aside in Nigeria’s politics, noting that though Tinubu is...

Wed Nov 22nd, 2017     Read More →

NDLEA arrests mother of 7 with 40kg of cannabis

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The Edo Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended a 50-year-old mother of seven, who allegedly hid 40kg of cannabis in a consignment of vegetables. The state...

Tue Nov 21st, 2017     Read More →

Between Aare Baamofin and Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland

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Tongues have been wagging and indeed, there has been babel of words, since Iku Baba Yeye, Alase, Igbakeji Orisa, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, named the O’odua...

Tue Nov 21st, 2017     Read More →

5m pupils get free meal in 19 states — Presidency

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—THE Presidency, yesterday, stated that over five million pupils in 28,249 schools in 19 states of the federation were currently being fed under the...

Tue Nov 21st, 2017     Read More →

We’ll sue PDP if we’re absent at convention, Ogundipe exco warns

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By Dapo Akinrefon THE Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe-led South West chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday warned the party leadership against conducting the December 9 convention...

Tue Nov 21st, 2017     Read More →