NAN The INEC in Cross River says it is taking steps to ensure that the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bakassi Local Government Area of the state exercise their franchise in 2019. Dr. Frankland Briyai, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Presiding Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has
declared that the achievements recorded by the outgoing Governor of
Ondo State in his eight years administration would be difficult to
surpass by his successors.
Speaking at the commissioning of projects executed by Mimiko in Akure,
the state capital, Bakare stated that Governor Mimiko followed the
pattern of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in governance.
He also predicted a great future for the state, saying the Mega
Primary Schools built across the state by Governor Mimiko would serve
as foundation of leadership for upcoming generation in the state.
He said Mimiko followed the pattern of Chief Awolowo in the area of
educational development of children in Ondo State.
Bakare who said his mind was blown away seeing what looked like a
University campus structure commissioned as primary school, said he
had never seen any Mega Primary School like the one in the state in
any of the South West states.
“I have been to Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, I need not bother to go to Osun and
I had not been to Ekiti State. There is nothing like this in any other
states in the South West,” he stated.
He commended Governor Mimiko for not allowing his mind to shrink even
after the November 26, 2016 governorship election held in the state,
adding that it is only God that can reward him (Mimiko).
Commissioning the project, Mimiko said Mega Primary Schools constitute
a deliberate investment in education to tackle inequality in the
society and ensure social integration in the society.
— 21st January 2018
NAN The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket field office in Akwa Ibom has suspended I.Z UBA Nigeria Limited petrol station, Abak, for diverting the product to an unknown destination. Mr. Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye, the Operations Controller of DPR in Akwa Ibom, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Eket on Sunday. Kingsley-Sundaye…
— 21st January 2018
Aderonke Bello English Premier League club, Watford FC sacks coach, Marco Silva after eight months of engagement with the Hertfordshire club. The club statement read: “This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. The club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the…
— 21st January 2018
The untold story of terror reign Olakunle Olafioye As the manhunt for killer herdsmen responsible for the recent carnage in Benue State intensifies, what appears to be the lead on the possible direction security operatives need to beam their searchlight on may have emerged. Sources told Sunday Sun that while those behind the killings and…
— 21st January 2018
Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, on Saturday warned that the lingering rift between Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, and Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, may spell doom for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state during the 2019 general elections if the party’s national…
Entertainment— 21st January 2018
Damilola Fatunmise Yewande Adekoya Abiodun, popularly known as Kudi Kelepto in the movie industry, is an actress cum producer per excellence. The graduate of Mass Communication has produced and featured in several films including Tamara, Iyawo Adedigba, Omo Elesho and Kudi Kelepto from where she got her nickname. In this exclusive interview, she opened up on…
South-West Report— 18th January 2018
Jubilations as 400 renounce militancy, surrender weapons in Ondo The amnesty programme of the Ondo State Government has started yielding positive results as restive youths in the coastal part of the state are surrendering their arms. The programme was said to be a follow up to the Federal Government’s programme organised for militants in the…
Abuja Metro— 17th January 2018
…Says no alternative to food security By Magnus Eze As the nation grapples with the perennial issue of herders-farmers’ clashes, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said government’s efforts at achieving national security, including the fight against insurgency in the North-East, would be meaningless without food security. To this end, he…
Oriental News— 17th January 2018
• As Eze Idigo marks 188th Ovala festival From Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka Since the November 18, 2017, governorship election in Anambra State, the people of Aguleri have been deliberating on how best to honour their own, Governor Willie Obiano. They have been looking for a way to ventilate their joy. Therefore, it was a day…
Features— 21st January 2018
CHRISTY ANYANWU Chief Christy Ray-Okoye is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Raynes Group of Companies and former president of Committee of friends for humanity. (Coffha). There’s never a dull moment with this amiable grandmum as she takes you into memory lane of her growing up, her lifestyle and why she stood up for the…
Literary Review— 13th January 2018
With 141 books published so far, Reverend Chris Christian is probably Nigeria’s most prolific author. With specialty in Christian literature, his aim is to break barriers and get many of his books to the international audience. He is gradually succeeding in this regard. A preacher of the gospel, he is famed for taking the Vow…
Lifeline— 19th January 2018
•As thousands throng Oyo for Gani Adams Tope Adeboboye The white, horse-drawn carriage, preceded by a royal trumpeter in brown Ankara attire, carefully wove its way through the crowd. The other vehicles in the convoy – three black sports utility vehicles and a limousine – moved slowly behind the carriage. An Agere performer – a…
Education Review— 16th January 2018
From LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin PROF. IS-HAQ Oloyede, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, in this piece gave hints on how far JAMB has gone on knotty issues of admission into Nigerian higher institutions, the challenges and the way forward. He also explained the new 2018 registration system, why JAMB introduced that innovation as a…
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 19th January 2018
Tony Ogaga For physically challenged Vershima Wilson Mende aka Krazee Legs, he’d rather starve than beg to survive. Now, even born without legs, the Benue-born act is making a living by performing at O’Jez Music Concert holding weekly at the National Stadium, Suruelere, Lagos. In this chat, the 26-year-old Benue State indigene opens up on…
When Muhammadu Buhari and his co-travelers truncated Nigeria’s democracy on December 31, 1983, some of us were not born. I heard how Nigerians faced the most undignifying treatment from his military goons. My late father was a teacher and was also a good recaller of historical facts. I have no doubt that he is turning…
Childlessness. Joblessness. Those are two demons every wife should dread. They are two evils the good Lord should not allow to plague our marriages, our children’s marriages. I will not bring to your memory the pains and sorrows that are daily part of the life of a woman in the waiting room. I do not…
What is substance abuse? Substance abuse is a patterned use of harmful, hazardous or psycho-active substances, in which the user consumes the substance in amounts, or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others. It is the long-term, pathological use of substances characterised by daily intoxication, inability to reduce consumption and impairment of social…
This critical tribute to Africa’s first neurosurgeon is a particularly tantalizing one for me to write. And the reason is specifically provincial. The late Professor Emmanuel Olatunde Odeku—neurosurgeon, poet, writer and patriot—hailed from Aáwé! And for those who are familiar with my intellectual history of the Nigerian elite, one thing is instantly obvious. I am…
Since his deployment of salty and racist language to describe certain migrants, US President Donald Trump, the man who could live for 200 years, so says the White House lead doctor Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, has had his persona ripped apart by a bewildered and roiled world. Trump, usually rabid and rancid though, had…
The nation is obviously in a big mess. The pillars are falling and massive dislocation is evident all over. The ineffectiveness of our structures and processes is pulling on our social threads and the result is the conflicts hitting the nation left, right and centre. I have said already in my article last week that…
A video of a marriage proposal which turned sour went viral on social media last week. This video sparked a lot of controversies on social media. For those who didn’t see the video, this is the gist. A young lady proposed to her boyfriend at Ikeja shopping mall but the boyfriend rejected her marriage proposal…
Dear njigirl, Every once in a while we need to give a boost to our relationships. As it is with an old car in the winter months you ought to start it, let it run a little and then rev the engine to ensure that it does not stall on the highway. In the same…
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“What on earth are these two up to now?” I wondered as I stared at them wearily. My father came out of his room, sized up the situation and sat down with a smug smile; he asked that drinks be served and started chatting as if it was normal to have ‘two suitors’ in his…