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Zik’s voice that voided planned secession by the North in 1953

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I have invited you to attend this caucus because I would like you to make clear our stand on the issue of secession. As a party, we would have preferred Nigeria to remain intact, but lest there be...

Sun May 9th, 2021     Read More →

Edo can generate more than N2.8b revenue monthly

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Sir: A news report on the front page of The Nigerian Observer of Tuesday, May 4, 2021 came with a caption, ‘‘Edo deploys big data in tax administration as monthly IGR climbs to N2.8...

Fri May 7th, 2021     Read More →

NECO releases 2020 SSCE results

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Thursday released the results of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for external candidates. x The board’s registrar, Prof Godswill...

Thu May 6th, 2021     Read More →

How Nigerian varsities survive economic downturn, meltdown

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While it is a generally held view that education is grossly underfunded in Nigeria, the coronavirus pandemic appears to have taken a huge toll on the sector, with public federal and state...

Thu May 6th, 2021     Read More →

Fed ministry fails to keep records of houses built, sold in six years

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Despite budgeting billions of naira for new housing schemes, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has no record of homes built and sold in six years under the President Muhammadu Buhari...

Thu May 6th, 2021     Read More →

ILO tackles child labour in Africa

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The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) ACCEL Africa project has established Community Child Labour Monitoring Committees (CCLMC) to monitor and eliminate child labour in Niger...

Thu May 6th, 2021     Read More →

The only way to tackle insecurity

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Sir: Nigeria is currently bleeding, according to the Minister of Defence, Major-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd). One cannot agree any less. The state governors are wailing, with some relocating to...

Thu May 6th, 2021     Read More →

The magic of love

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It cannot be without cause that we are told it is love that makes the world to go round. Everyone can sense and appreciate love beamed at him. I am talking of genuine love not sham, pretended love...

Thu May 6th, 2021     Read More →

Insecurity: Reps urge FG to suspend 2021 population , housing census

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The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to immediately suspend the proposed 2021 population and housing census to be conducted by the National Population Commission (NPC),...

Wed May 5th, 2021     Read More →

In defence of Buhari’s change agenda

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[FILES] Buhari. Photo: TWITTER/NIGERIAGOV Predictably, every election year, politicians irrespective of party affiliation claim to be guided by the belief that power belongs to the people and get...

Wed May 5th, 2021     Read More →

Plans to overthrow Buhari abound, presidency alleges

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[FILES] Buhari. Photo; TWITTER/NGRPRESIDENT • Buhari haunted by his coup plotting past, says PDP • HURIWA: You made yourself removable due to crass incompetence, nepotism •...

Wed May 5th, 2021     Read More →

NAF neutralises bandits congregating to carry out attacks in Kaduna

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has neutralised bandits congregating to carry out attacks in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. Mr Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for...

Tue May 4th, 2021     Read More →

Procurement fraud costs Nigeria over N300billion yearly - Forensic Institute

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The inability of Nigeria to establish the National Procurement Council in line with the Public Procurement Act of 2007 meant to standardize the cost of procurement in public and private live-in...

Tue May 4th, 2021     Read More →

Insecurity: Service Chiefs to brief Senate on Thursday

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The Service Chiefs will on Thursday brief the Senate on the security situation of the country. x President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, made the announcement at the commencement of Tuesday’s...

Tue May 4th, 2021     Read More →

State governments face historic liquidity crises

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State governments are in dire strait as make-up funding sources dry up amid tumbling earnings, crippling their ability to repay existing loans and meet essential obligations. While state...

Tue May 4th, 2021     Read More →