Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Day Wale Aboderin Died

By Felix Oboagwina Thursday, May 31, 2018: Sanya Onayoade’s SMS at 09:39am struck me like a thunderbolt. “Morning,” it said. “Looks like Wale Aboderin is dead.” Was this a joke? If it was a joke, then, it had to be a sick joke. Instantly, I called Sanya’s line. My former fellow line-editor at Sunday Punch told me in the most depressed and depressing ...

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Gets Oscar Membership Invitation

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, aka ‘Omosexy’ has been given a membership invite to the 2018 Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science popularly known as the Oscars. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Omosexy is listed among the record breaking 928 members to be admitted this year. The Academy invites notable industry professionals ranging from Actors to Writers, ...

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INEC To Destroy Unclaimed PVCs

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Special Duties and Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) Dr. Florence Amaka Akudo has stressed the dire need for people to endeavour to collect their permanent voter cards as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would destroy such cards after a period of time. She said INEC reserved the exclusive right ...

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Plateau Killings: SERAP Seeks Human Rights Council Special Session

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to all the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva urging their delegation “to initiative and actively support the urgent holding of a special session of the Human Rights Council to address the ongoing killings of Nigerians and residents by suspected herdsmen and/or ...

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Ekiti Gov Pre-Election Poll: Eleka In Early Lead Over Fayemi

Ahead of the forthcoming Ekiti State Governorship elections slated for July 14th 2018, a new public opinion poll conducted by NOIPolls has pitched Professor Kolapo Olusola, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in an early 8-point lead over Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The poll was conducted between 18th and 23rd June 2018 and it sought ...

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2019: ‘APGA Won’t Accept Adopted Sons, Candidates’ 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka As political actors gear up for the 2019 general elections, the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra state has made it clear that it would not accept anything called adopted sons or candidates. Governor Willie Obiano and the national chairman of the party Ozo Victor Oye have proverbially washed their hands off such on the ...

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U.S. Condemns Plateau Killings

The U.S. has strongly condemned the attacks in Plateau in which no fewer than 86 people were killed and several others injured. The U.S. in a statement by Ms Heather Nauert, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, said the perpetrators of the attacks should be brought to justice. “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing ...

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Media Entrepreneur, Peace Hyde, Opens Skills Acquisition Centre In Lagos

Named as a powerful woman on the continent by CNN, Media Entrepreneur and Head of Digital Media and Partnership for Forbes Africa, Peace Hyde, has opened another branch of her innovative entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition non-profit, Aim Higher Africa in Lagos. Located in the Silicon Valley of Nigeria, Yaba, The AHA skills acquisition centre is designed to train unemployed ...

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Plateau Killings: Attack Is Retaliatory, Says Miyetti Allah Leader

The Chairman of MACBAN (North Central Zone), Danladi Ciroma, has described the Plateau killings as retaliatory. He said, “These attacks are retaliatory. As much as I don’t support the killing of human beings, the truth must be told that those who carried out the attacks must be on a revenge mission. “There have been recent reports of cow rustling and ...

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