Monthly Archives: March 2018

Pope Under Attack Over Canadian School Abuse

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was disappointed by the refusal of Pope Francis to personally apologise for the role of the Catholic Church in abuse suffered by tens of thousands of Indigenous children at Canada’s infamous Indian residential schools. “Obviously I’m disappointed with the Catholic Church’s decision not to apologise for their role in residential schools,” Trudeau told ...

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Averting Demographic Disaster In Nigeria

By Joel Nwokeoma The startling and scary conclusions of a study on Nigeria released last week by the British Council should ordinarily provoke every responsible government into deep introspection and action. Though not entirely novel, yet the study’s findings that the country is on the “cusp of a demographic disaster” unless its stagnant economy rapidly expands to support its teeming ...

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APC Celebrates Tinubu At 66

The All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrates Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban Borgu as he marks his 66th birthday. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the APC said it attested to Tinubu’s progressive and patriotic contributions towards efforts to deepen democracy and ensure good governance in the country. As a frontline politician, the party said, Tinubu has ...

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South-West Governors Formally Admit Lagos Into O’dua Investment Group

…signify interest in Murtala Muhammed Airport concession The six Governors of south west region under the auspices of the Western Nigerian Governors Forum on Wednesday formally admitted Lagos State into the O’dua Investment Group with a total of 115million shares thus growing the share equity of the company to 690million. The Governors – Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Abiola ...

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Ambode Should Lead Growth, Development Of South-West – Fayose

…as Aregbesola, Ajimobi, Akeredolu, Amosun underscore Lagos’ role in region’s integration Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose on Wednesday lauded his counterpart in Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his innovative projects across the landscape of the State but urged him to replicate same in terms of leading the economic growth and development of the south west. Fayose, who spoke ...

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OPC Demands Freedom For Leah, Rejects Amnesty Deal For Boko Haram

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Leah Sharibu, the only girl left in Boko Haram captivity from the 110 students of the Government Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, recently abducted by the Islamic sect. OPC advocated that rather than being tried in regular courts, Boko Haram members should face military court ...

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Buhari Pays Two-Day Visit To Lagos

…to inaugurate construction of Lekki Deep Sea Port President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday begin a two-day official visit to Lagos State, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan said on Wednesday. According to Bamigbetan, the President, will during the course of his visit carry out some groundbreaking ceremonies and inspect some ongoing projects in the State. He ...

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Dino Melaye: Kogi Police Commissioner Removed Over Suspects Escape

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim  Idris, has removed Ali Janga, the commissioner of police in Kogi over the disappearance from detention of six suspects, two of whom had claimed they were hired and armed by Senator Dino Melaye. The Commander FSARS in the State, the Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division, Lokoja and other Police officers implicated in the ...

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Police Shot Dead, Expatriate  Kidnapped In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra State House of Assembly has raised the alarm over the killing of a police officer and the abduction of the expatriate handling the Otuocha-Ibaji road project by unknown gunmen. Majority leader of the House and member representing Anambra-west state constituency Hon.Victor Jideofor Okoye who brought the report before the House under issues of urgent public ...

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Presidential Visit: Lagos Declares Thursday Work-Free Day

… announces traffic diversion, alternative routes The Lagos State Government on Tuesday declared Thursday, March 29 as work free day in the State.  A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, disclosed that this would enable Lagosians to come out enmasse to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a historic two-day visit to Lagos ...

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