Bola Ilori: The Moral Burden of Conflicting Identities

By: Festus Aladesanmi The news of the fracas that greeted the appearance of Bola Ilori at the APC True Federalism Debate in Ondo state on Thursday 21st September, 2017 was a rude shock to many. There have been claims and counterclaims from both sides. This unfortunate incident threw up many questions? What was Bola Ilori doing at the program? Why must Bola Ilori attend the programs with hundreds of thugs from Osun state? Why was he stopped while making his speech? Why should anybody attack him? Why haven’t the national…

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MMM Partners NGO on HIV/AIDs Sensitization in Kaduna

 In its quest for more social responsibilities, the Nigerian chapter of MMM has partnered with a non- governmental organization Kunak Foundation to sensitize people living with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) and Human Immuno Deficiency Virus(HIV) on modern trends in the management of the disease. The sentizitization talk also enabled speakers and health educators to disabuse the minds of the public about the stigma associated with the carriers of the disease. The event which held recently in Kaduna State drew registered  participants numbering 219 from the nook and cranny of Kaduna…

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Ekiti: APC Chieftain, Makinde Araoye Empowers Senior Citizens with N5million Cash

By Afiz Abolayo, Ado-Ekiti A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Mr. Makinde Araoye (MKD) over the weekend empowered about 500 indigent senior citizens of the state with N5million cash at N10,000 each. Also distributed by Araoye to the indigent citizens were food stuff such as 100 bags of rice, 50 bags of wheat, 25 bags of semovita amongst others. Speaking at the event which took place at Emure-Ekiti, the headquarters of Emure Local Government Area of the state, the vibrant Araoye said he had started…

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Federal High Court Dismisses Malaye’s Suit: INEC To continue Racall Process

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit by Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, challenging the validity of the process of recalling him by his constituents. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in his judgment, ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission “shall proceed with the recall process”. The judgment effectively terminated the earlier ex parte order made by another judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice John Tsoho, on July 6, 2017, directing parties to maintain status quo. But the Justice Dimgba, to whom the case was…

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Ekiti Ex-Guber Aspirant, Owolabi declare intention to run for Senate in 2019

… advises on the need for unity in PDP A former governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Mr. Abimbola Olufemi Owolabi has declared his intention to run for senate of Ekiti South Senatorial District in 2019 general election on the platform of PDP. Speaking to News Men in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital over the weekend after meeting with some leaders of PDP from his state who visited him at his Ibadan residence, Owolabi, a Pharmacist by profession said he’s joining the…

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Elrufai: Alhassan never supported nor voted Buhari in 2015, endorses President for second term

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai on Friday said that the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan never believed in the ideology of President Muhammadu Buhari before or after the 2015 Presidential elections. According to him, she did not even vote for President Buhari during the election. El-Rufai spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He explained that the President President only appointed her as a minister to as he considered every Nigerian as his son or daughter. He said “I just came…

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Senator Aisha Alhassan (Mama Taraba): Now that your Sainthood is over

By Fejiro Oliver I love loyalty. I value it a lot. My loyalty to friendship is second to none. I have been in serious cases to let friends face the shame of their life but I chose to pay the sacrifice. I love loyalty to leaders and boss. It is such loyalty that I’m ever grateful to Otuya Victor who gave me my national break as a political/line editor of a National Newspaper, the defunct Metropolitan Newspaper. It is same life loyalty I owe Daniel Elombah of Elombah.com for making…

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The Rivers State police command  confirms the re-arrest of fleeing suspected ritual killer, Ifeanyi Dike.

The Commissioner of Police in the state Zaki Ahmed said, that the suspect was nabbed in Jos, Plateau State by men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state in the early hours of today and is currently under secure arrest. The suspect allegedly broke into the home of an unnamed resident and stabbed him in what appears to be a robbery incident. The Rivers command is currently working with its counterpart in Jos to bring him back to Port Harcourt to face the law. The suspect is a 200-level student of…

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El-Rufai Visits Buhari, Debunk Rumors To Contest Presidency In 2019

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has just paid a visit to the President Muhammadu Buhari describing himself and a group of other governors as ‘Buharists’. He debunked rumors that he planned to contest as President instead he emphasized that ‘the Buharists’ are praying for his speedy recovery and are pushing for him to contest and return as President in 2019. Reacting to comments made by the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha al-Hassan, El- Rufai noted that Nigerians should not be surprised or shocked as the Minister has never…

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Black Friday for ASUU: LASU Dismisses 15 Lecturers over Results Alteration; Age falsifications, extortion for Marks from Students

The Lagos State University Governing Council at its Meeting of Thursday 7th September, 2017 DISMISSED 15 Academic Staff and 2 Non-Academic Staff over allegations of fraud, indiscipline, alteration, age and results falsifications and extortion for marks from students.   The Council also DEMOTED One Academic and One Non-Academic Staff for similar offences.   Details, as stated in a statement made available to TheElite Times on Friday by the Institution’s Acting Head, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ademola Adekoya, are as follows:   According to Section 6(1) and…

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