Monthly Archives: February 2021

Miracle Of The Brain

By Melie Onyejepu It was Arthur Conan Doyle who exclaimed, “I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is mere appendix”. The brain is the most amazing part of the human body. It is providence most definitely precious gift to humanity. According to Joel Davis, the human brain is the last and greatest scientific frontier. It is the most ...

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BREAKING: Buhari Appoints New EFCC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Mr Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with ...

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S/West Crises: Northern Governors, Elders Meet In Abuja, Warn Southerners Against Provoking North

Northern governors and elders in the region met Monday night to fashion out ways of deescalating ethnic tensions growing across the country following crisis in the South West, especially the Shasha crisis in Ibadan, Oyo State. The northern governors were led by their chairman and governor of Plateau State, Barr. Simon Lalong, while the elders under the aegis of Northern ...

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Strike Takes Its Toll As Varsities Battle Filth, Water, Electricity Problems

The strike by non-academic unions in public universities has taken its toll on the institutions as they battle filth and struggle to keep services such as electricity and water supplies functional. The PUNCH correspondents, who visited the universities on Monday, reported that although teaching was going on, the strike by non-teaching staff had thrown up various problems in the institutions. For ...

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Kidnappers In Ondo Forest Reserves Speak Fulfulde, Says Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on Monday, said kidnappers in Ondo forest reserves speak Fulfulde. The governor spoke while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored by The PUNCH. According to UNESCO Thesaurus, Fulfulde is the language of the Fulbe people also known as Peul or Fulani, who are found throughout West Africa. There has been unrest in the ...

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Insecurity: Military Overstretched, Presidency Laments

The Presidency has declared that the military has been overstretched by the rising security challenges across the country. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, stated this, yesterday, during a national television broadcast while fielding questions on the crisis arising from frequent clashes between herders and farmers across the country. Shehu dismissed the recent allegation by Noble laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, that President ...

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LCC Speaks On Bank Debts, Ownership And Fate Of Over 500 Workers

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has again appealed for the understanding of aggrieved youths who are bent on preventing the Company from commencing the evaluation of the extent of the damage done to its assets on the night of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, citing the subsisting bank debts and the fate of its over 500 workers as compelling reasons the ...

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Obi Hails Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence As WTO DG, Describes Her As A Shining Star

Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has eulogised the newly-elected Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, describing her emergence as historic. By her election today, Okonjo-Iweala becomes the First Female and First African WTO Director-General. In a Congratulatory Message made available to the press, Obi, who had ...

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WTO: Atiku Congratulates Okonjo-Iweala

Former Nigeria’s Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo Iweala on her appointment as Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). According to Atiku, Okonjo-Iweala is a woman he knows very well, because they worked at close quarters between 2003 and 2007, when she served in in various capacities, most notably as Finance Minister. In ...

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