Monthly Archives: February 2021

Lagos Speaker Urges South-West Monarchs To Protect Yoruba Culture

… Olota of Otta honours Speaker with traditional title The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has urged traditional rulers in the Southwestern part of Nigeria to continue to protect the culture and tradition of the people of the zone by constantly speaking the Yoruba language. Speaker Obasa made the plea on Tuesday ...

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Senate Confirms Buratai, Other Service Chiefs As Ambassadors

The Senate, on Tuesday, confirmed the appointment of former service chiefs as non-career ambassadors-designate. Their confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Mohammed Bulkachuwa. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had on February 10, directed the Committee on Foreign Affairs to confirm General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.) (Ekiti); Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.) (Borno); Vice Admiral ...

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Tension As Hoodlums Attack Police Station In Aba, Kill Operatives, Set Offices On Fire

Hoodlums early Tuesday morning, attacked the Abayi Osisioma Ngwa divisional police station in Abia State, killing some of the operatives and setting the offices on fire. The unidentified bandits said to number about 50, also carted away arms and ammunition from the station located along Umuojima/MCC Road, in Osisioma council area of Aba commercial town. This is as the divisional ...

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New COVID-19 Variant Detected In Nigeria – NCDC

A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in Nigeria, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Iheakwazu, has said. Mr Iheakwazu while speaking at Monday’s weekly briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said the new variant dubbed B.1.525 was first discovered in a sample collected on November 23 from a patient in Lagos State. He ...

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Why Nigeria’s Religious Leaders Should Learn More About Climate Change

Nigeria’s religious leaders should play greater roles in climate change Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images George Nche, University of Johannesburg Climate change is a global issue, but it disproportionately affects developing countries like Nigeria. Part of the response needs to be on a large political and institutional scale, based on science. But studies have shown that the daily behaviour ...

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Nigeria’s Post-Privatisation Energy Sector Is A Mess: Here Are Some Solutions

Several protests have trailed the privatisation of the power sector in Nigeria. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Okechukwu Marcellus Ikeanyibe, University of Nigeria In the mid-1980s, most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa made structural changes to their economies in return for funding from the World Bank. The role of the public sector in owning and managing economic assets ...

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From Kankara To Kagara: A Nation Under Siege

By Casmir Igbokwe Our policemen are very funny. Last Thursday, a brother of mine travelled to the East from Lagos with his wife. Along the expressway, just after Ore in Ondo State, some policemen stopped them at one of their numerous checkpoints. They asked for different vehicle particulars, including the one they called local government paper. According to them, every ...

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Anambra 2021:  Journalist Dares Soludo, Ezeemo, Ozigbo, Okonkwo, Others 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Comrade Osita Eze,  a journalist, novelist and poet, has declared interest to dare the likes of Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, Valentine Ozigbo, Obiora Okonkwo and a host of other aspirants in the forthcoming November 6 Anambra governorship election. Eze, who is currently in his late 30s and equally functions as a public affairs analyst, said his aspiration ...

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