Ondo 2016: Sustaining the Mimiko’s Legacies. A Must Read Satire!

Dr. Rahman Abayomi Olusegun Mimiko, the incumbent and out-going Governor of Ondo state, is the first governor in the history of the state to enjoy full two uninterrupted terms in office. He got this because he allegedly fooled the civil servants (through the various unions) and the generality of the people by doing some populist programs and projects at the tail-end of his first term. They erroneously thought he was going to continue with the populist agenda if voted in for 2nd term. Unfortunately, they got it all wrong! The…

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15 inmates run Mad in Abakaliki prisons

15 of the inmates awaiting trials at the Abakaliki prisons have gone mad and require urgent medical attention, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have said. This is one of the shocking revelations made by the commission in the Abakaliki federal prisons. It also said many children and their mothers have been languishing in the prisons for years for common offence which ordinarily shouldn’t have warranted their being taken to the prisons. It also demanded urgent attention. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Bem Angwe made the revelations  at the government house, Abakaliki  during a courtesy call on government Dave Umahi. He…

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Group condemns Oyo students’ violent protest, appeal for calm

A socio-cultural group, Oyo Development Initiative, has urged the Oyo State government not to treat the secondary schools students’ protest with kid gloves saying that strict measures should be taken to prevent future occurrence. The organization, in a statement at the weekend by its Coordinator, Dr. Adesola Okanlawon, said that corrective measures like making the affected students undergo counseling sessions in order to re-orientate them will go a long way beyond the closure of schools and apologies from the affected schools. Okanlawon stated that the group condemns the actions of the students, who have…

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Adebule hails Omatseye, others at Concord Press reunion

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, has congratulated the Chairman, Editorial Board of The Nation Newspapers, Mr. Sam Omatseye for his contributions to journalism in Nigeria. Adebule spoke at the weekend during the second edition of the reunion and reception dinner for former staff of Concord Press organised by the Great Concord Press Family (CFN). The CFN honoured Omatseye as well as former editors, reporters and staff of African Concord, Business Concord, Weekend Concord and Midweek Concord, all owned by the late Bashorun M. K. O. Abiola.   Aside from Omatseye, other recipients of various categories of awards included Special Adviser to the…

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Saraki Commends Army for Buying Aba Made Shoes for Nigerian Soldiers

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended the Nigerian Army for its decision to purchase 50,000 pairs of shoes from local manufacturers in Aba for the use of officers and soldiers as he said the move shows that the military is living up to its billing as an institution that can play vital roles in boosting the national economy. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said the army’s decision to patronise Made in Nigeria footwear is a good example which shows…

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U.S Marine Chief join APC in Ekiti

There was jubilation in Ise Ekiti, headquarters of Ise/Orun Local Government, as a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial aspirant, Captain Sunday Adebomi, and scores of his supporters joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend. The defection rally was turned into a big carnival by the youths of the community who sang, drummed and dance round the town hailing Adebomi, an officer of the United States Army, for leaving a “sinking party to join a party that has the interest of the masses at heart.” The former PDP man was officially received by the APC Chairman…

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I did not send anyone to bribe you, Buhari tells embattled Supreme Court Judges

 The Presidency on Sunday broke its silence on the allegations of inducements raised by two of the judges arrested recently, saying President Muhammadu Buhari would never authorise anybody to induce a judge to pervert the course of justice. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.It was the Presidency’s first official reaction to two of the embattled judges who claimed that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, approached them allegedly on the instruction of President…

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Man treks from Lagos to Zaria for lover

Man treks from Lagos to Zaria for lover A 26-year-old man, Tunde Agbaje, has reportedly trekked from the Ketu area of Lagos State to Zaria in Kaduna State. PUNCH Metro learnt that Agbaje, who is the cousin of a former People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, went on the adventure to prove his love for a lady, Sharon Donald.Our correspondent gathered that 26-year-old Donald is the daughter of a former governor of a state in the South-South and had recently travelled to New York, United States of America. It…

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CBN needs effective framework to checkmate incongruous Forex activity in commercial banks – MAN

THE Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) says CBN needs an effective monitoring framework to checkmate any incongruous Forex activity in commercial banks. The President of the association, Dr. Frank Jacobs, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that the current government made some efforts at addressing the challenges in the economy, adding that the policy actions implemented so far had not addressed the challenges. According to him, CBN’s directive to commercial banks was to allocate 60 per cent of…

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Court jails 22-year-old man 12 months for stealing generator

An Egor Magistrates’ Court, Benin, on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year-old man, Kingsley Friday, to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing an Elepaq generator valued N25, 000. The Magistrates, Mrs Igho Braimoh, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing and begged for leniency. Prosecutor  Osayomwanbor Omoruyi had told the court that Friday, with others at large, committed the offence at about 10 p.m., at No. 9 Igiedo Str., Uselu Quarters, Benin, on Oct. 16. Omoruyi said the convict stole one Elepaq generator valued N25,…

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