Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has advised the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to intensify preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, saying Nigerians would not accept failure at the world football tournament. Wike spoke Monday during a courtesy visit by the President of the NFF at the Government…
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.
— 12th March 2018
Desmond Mgboh, Kano Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has described the clamor for true Federalism by some groups in the country as an attempt to put the Northern region on the defensive. Governor Ganduje spoke, on Monday, when he received at the Government House, the progress report of the Kano State Committee on…
— 12th March 2018
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari and United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson finished a closed door meeting in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting started shortly after Tillerson arrived the State House, Abuja around 4.03 p.m. The U.S Secretary of State will any moment from now address the press and thereafter take questions…
— 12th March 2018
Reuters/NAN The U. S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cut short his first trip to Africa to return to Washington about one day ahead of schedule to deal with urgent work there. Tillerson’s travel plans have changed so that he can return to Washington early on Tuesday morning instead of late that night, a…
— 12th March 2018
Nigerian national Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji has been elected President of the International Court. Eboe-Osuji, appointed by fellow justices sitting in a plenary session, would hold the office for a three-year term effective immediately. The judge was elected Sunday, March 11, according to the ICC. Other appointments included Judge Robert Fremr of the Czech Republic, elected…
Entertainment— 11th March 2018
Tony Ogaga IK Ogbonna is one act that’s taking the Nigerian movie space by storm. Known for his ability to interpret very diverse roles, the thespian emerges as one of the most sought after in the industry. His role in Agatha Amata’s new flick, Disguise, where he plays a woman with polished fingernails, long brown…
South-West Report— 7th March 2018
• Day Ooni led Ife indigenes to seek god’s nod for riches, prosperity Clement Adeyi, Osogbo ile-ife, Osun State, the cradle of Yoruba civilization, was agog recently for Aje Festival celebration. The celebration was in honour of Aje, the Yoruba deity of wealth and prosperity. The annual event was held at the Afewonro Park in…
Abuja Metro— 8th March 2018
Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has effected a minor cabinet reshuffle in the State Executive Council with three new Commissioners assigned portfolios. Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson who disclosed this in Yenagoa aftervtge the state Executive Council meeting held, on Wednesday, said newly inaugurated Commissioners namely, Funkazi…
Oriental News— 7th March 2018
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Zimbabwe, South Africa Spring: Sit-tight presidents to blame for use of force to sack govts in Africa –Akinterinwa— 12th March 2018
Emma Emeozor [email protected] After the end of the Cold War, there was an in increase in the number of African leaders who embraced constitutional democracy. The importance of the ballot box as a democratic tool for electing leaders was appreciated as power was seen to reside in the electorate. However, the beauty of constitutional democracy began…
Literary Review— 3rd March 2018
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Lifeline— 12th March 2018
•Octogenarian develops enlarged prostrate in Badagry Prison, needs urgent medical helpBy Cosmas Omegoh Pa Pius Ajaegbu, an 80-year-old man, is agonising right now. He is suffering from enlarged prostrate – a condition that does not allow him pass urine unless with the aid of a pipe fixed to his bladder. He developed the condition at…
Education Review— 6th March 2018
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TSWeekend— 9th March 2018
Damilola Fatunmise; Fatimah Muhammad-Omolaja After 16 years in the United States of America where he studied filmmaking, Martin Gbados returned home to pursue his passion. And by dint of sheer grace, all his works have received national and international acclaims. In this chat, the producer of award winning movie, A Soldier’s Story, opens up…
Opinion— 12th March 2018
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