Monthly Archives: February 2018

Delta, United Airlines Become Latest Companies To Cut NRA Ties

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week’s massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group. The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to car rental brands and a household moving ...

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Police Molest Journalist, Shuttle Driver In Anambra 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka It was a display of shame and derision at Aroma junction Awka as an errant police traffic warder named Mmaduekponam Martins with staff number 10142 brutally manhandled a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria on duty, beating the journalist to a pulp. The NAN correspondent who was taking a shot of another police female  traffic warder ...

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Church Razed As Anambra Teacher Marries Sister

A mathematics teacher in a secondary school in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chiadikobi Ezeibekwe, has married his 17-year-old sister, claiming that God told him to do so. Speaking with our correspondent on Saturday, Ezeibekwe said he had a revelation where God told him to marry his sibling. The teacher quoted Bible passages in Deuteronomy to illustrate ...

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Fayose Cries Out For Suffering Masses

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has expressed concern over the suffering and hardship facing the Nigerian masses and called for well meaning leaders to salvage their precarious condition.  He also lamented that the corporate existence of Nigeria was being threatened by selective administration of justice, marginalisation, and vendetta against perceived political opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. This is just ...

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Winter Olympics: Canadian Athlete Arrested For Stealing Car

Canadian skier David Duncan was arrested on charges of stealing a car in South Korea, where he was competing at the Winter Olympics, officials and Canadian media said on Saturday. Duncan’s wife Maja and manager Willy Raine were also arrested, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) said. Raine was charged with impaired driving, CBC News and the Canadian Press reported. The ...

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Herdsmen Terror: Rising Above Ethnicity

  Punch Editorial Board As Nigeria’s steady and seemingly inexorable drift into an abyss of anomie continues, it is difficult not to notice the striking resemblance between the way Boko Haram was propped up in the not-too-distant past, by those in a position to have nipped its incipient danger in the bud, and the way the marauding Fulani herders are ...

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Withdrawing Policemen From Unauthorised Persons

  The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Mike Okiro, recently disclosed in Abuja that more than 150,000 of the nation’s policemen are attached to certain highly placed officials and some unauthorised persons in the country. The PSC boss lamented that the commission could not afford to have a half of the policemen in the country in private hands. ...

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A Minister’s Faulty Theory

By Editorial Board The remark made the other day by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to the effect that the inadequate supply of electricity is not the only reason for economic stagnation may be a valid argument, but it is also patronising. And it seems to obscure the contribution of that energy gap to the dysfunction of ...

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The Influx Of Small Arms, Light Weapons

By Editorial Board Although arms proliferation is a global issue, available data on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) show that out of the 640 million circulating globally, it is estimated that 100 million are found in Africa, about 30 million in sub-Saharan Africa and eight million in West Africa, alone. The majority of these SALW about 59% are in the ...

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2019: Several Hurdles Threaten Buhari’s Bid

…boosts PDP’s chance to take over By Emeka Ejere  Twelve months to the 2019 general elections, several factors point to a very coarse road to a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari, if the verdict of the court of public opinion is anything to go by. The Buhari-must-go crusade gathered momentum recently with former President Olusegun Obasanjo charging the President ...

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