Monthly Archives: December 2018

National Assembly’s New Ridiculous Universities

By Casmir Igbokwe That the National Assembly is considering establishing 80 new higher institutions in Nigeria shows how abnormal our thought process can be sometimes. That the lawmakers are even debating the bill at a time the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is on strike makes it more absurd and a grand exercise in shadow chasing. The 80 bills ...

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Lightning Kills Footballer As He Celebrates Goal

A Kenyan footballer has been struck dead by lightning as he celebrated his team’s equaliser against their opponents. The News Agency of Nigeria quoted a report by The Standard of Kenya, as noting that the victim, Allan Mbote, was a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student. He played as a defender for a team known as Red Sharks. The incident happened on Sunday, ...

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Exclusion Of South-East/South-South: Senate Refuses To Confirm EFCC Nominees

The Senate on Tuesday refused to confirm four persons nominated as members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), following a lopsided appointment. The nominees are: Ndasule Moses, Lawan Mamman, Galadanci Imam Najib, and Adeleke Adebayo Rafiu. The Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes had presented to the Plenary its finding on the nominees, but the legislators noted that South-East ...

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Buhari Writes Senate, Explains Why He Refused To Sign Electoral Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate, explaining why he refused to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the President’s letter at the Tuesday Plenary. President Buhari’s letter to the senators reads: “Pursuant to Section 58 (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 ...

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NGO Donates Relief Materials To Flood Victims In Anambra 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka A non-governmental organization known as Bright Vision Health Foundation in partnership with Latter Days Foundation have donated some relief items to victims of the 2018 flood disaster in Anambra state. The NGO whose primary responsibility is emergency response and other humanitarian services, said it deemed it necessary to extend its mission to victims of flood menace so ...

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Will Coscharis Outlive Us?

By Patrick O. Okigbo III I am on the road from Abuja for the monthly pilgrimage to participate in “Nkata Umu Ibe”, the distinguished speaker series, organised in Enugu by the Centre for Memories. The lecture topic, “Kedu Ndi Anyi Bu: An Inquest in Igbo Identity”, has my mind exploring various vistas. This month’s speaker will probably explore the origins, history, ...

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PDP Kicks As Kashamu Gets Party’s Flag In Ogun

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday faulted the presentation of the party’s governorship flag in Ogun State to the senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, saying the development was ridiculous. The state chairman of the party, Adebayo Dayo, presented the flag to Kashamu in his hometown, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State on Monday, a few days after ...

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Senate Pays Dariye N85.5m Allowances In Prison

Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, The PUNCH can report. Investigations by The PUNCH revealed that Dariye, who represents Plateau-Central Senatorial District, was still receiving the allowances because his seat had yet to be declared vacant by the leadership ...

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Nigeria An Investment Destination Of Choice, Osinbajo Tells German Investors

Nigeria is a leading investment destination for potential and serious investors, and the business opportunities are abundant and increasing, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today at the first Nigeria-German Business Dialogue in Germany. He made the disclosure today at the Adlon Kempinski Hotel in Berlin, where the Vice President spoke on the abundant investment opportunities available in Nigeria, ...

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Lai Mohammed To Obasanjo: Your Presidential Candidate Will Be Roundly Defeated

The Federal Government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement does not guarantee victory. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke on behalf of the government on Monday in Abuja, said Obasanjo’s candidate for the presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, “will be ...

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