Monthly Archives: August 2022

Buhari Names Dangote As Chairman Of National End Malaria Council

…Dangote Pledges private sector support Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has been named the pioneer Chair of the National End Malaria Council (NEMC), a body established by President Muhammadu Buhari to eliminate the scourge of malaria in the country. The National End Malaria Council (NEMC) was inaugurated by the President at a well-attended event ...

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How I Will Lead Nigeria Out Of Darkness — Atiku

Former Nigeria’s vice-president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has disclosed how he intends to solve Nigeria’s power sector problem if he is elected President in 2023. In a statement he personally signed, Atiku said having keenly observed developments in the power sector within the last 24 hours, he again convinced that his solution ...

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A Lucrative New African Football League Is Coming: The Pros And Cons

Zouhair El Moutaraji celebrates Morocco’s Wydad AC winning at the Caf Champions League in 2022. AFP via Getty Images Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University The Confederation for African Football (Caf) recently announced plans for a continent-wide Africa Super League. It will kick off with 24 clubs from 16 countries in August 2023. The new tournament will run annually from August until ...

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Okada: Lagos Govt Extends Ban To 4 More LGAs, 5 LCDAs From Sept 1

…7,500 Commercial Motorcycles Impounded, Crushed Since June 1 …‘Enforcement’ll Be Total, Livelihood Support For Willing Riders’ – Govt Lagos State Government, on Thursday, extended a ban on the activities of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, to four more Local Government Areas (LGAs) and six Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs). Effective from September 1, 2022, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu directed enforcement ...

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Villains Of The Old Empire

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu Bandits and Beggars by Kunle Adebajo; Lantern Books – Literamed Publications Ltd, Lagos; 2008; 111pp It is an everlasting truism that when brothers and sisters fight to the death, strangers end up inheriting their homestead. Toward the end of the play Bandits and Beggars by Kunle Adebajo, Oba Gezo of Dahomey bares his mind thusly: “You will ...

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Of President Humpty Dumpty And His Men

By Isidore Emeka Uzoatu There’s no understating the importance of primary schools in our lives. It matters less whether one ‘attended’ it at home, sans classmates. The privileged few in this species never suffered the ignominy of leaving home every morning to attend school. They acquired the necessary tutelage ensconced on the laps of nannies – and grannies, perhaps. Well, ...

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Biyi Bandele Who Came In From The Back Of Beyond

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu He started out as Biyi Bandele-Thomas, and shocked the literary world with his amazing precocity. He was admitted to my alma-mater Great Ife (University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University) after I had graduated from the school where Prof Wole Soyinka was our Head of Department. The fire of creative arts burnt in him relentlessly, and he ...

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Export, Trade, Agriculture, Necessary To Grow The Economy, Pull Nigerians Out Of Poverty – Obi

Labour Party (LP), Presidential candidate and former Anambra state governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has identified boost in export and commitment to agriculture as actions needed to grow the Nigerian economy and pull the citizens out of poverty. Obi made the observations, during his fact finding and interactive visit to Executive Council of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, ...

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Insecurity: NSCDC Trains Female Squad On Sustainable Safe Schools Strategies

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has declared a state of emergency in schools across the country. In an attempt to proactively protect Nigeria’s educational institutions, the Corps has trained its Specialised Female Squad unit on sustainable measures and strategies, to be used in protecting schools nationwide, thereby curtailing security threats. Declaring the 2-Days Train-The-Trainer Capacity Building Workshop ...

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