Ojude-Oba, Eid al-Kabir: Osibogun Felicitate With Awujale, Greet Muslims

By Shina Awopeju, Lagos A Constitutional Lawyer and Youth Advocate, Mr. Adekunle Osibogun has congratulated the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona on the 2018 Ojude-Oba Festival, wishing the first class traditional ruler good health and grace to witness more of such celebrations on earth. Ojude Oba is a Yoruba festival held annually in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, South Western, Nigeria on the third day after Eid al-Kabir. The festival began over 100 years ago and according to a research conducted by the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, it…

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Idiroko, Eid al-Kabir: Fayose’s aide Felicitate with Ewi, Greet Muslims

  By Omoyajowo Ogunyemi, Lagos A Food and Beverages Entrepreneur, Mr. Sunshine Anifowose has congratulated the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba (Dr.) Rufus Aladesanmi Adejuyigbe on 2018 Idiroko Festival, wishing the first class traditional ruler good health and grace to witness more of such celebration on earth. The Udiroko festival is celebrated in Ado-Ekiti. It is the only festival apart from Ogun or Oitado according to Ado-Ekiti tradition that brings all Ado-Ekiti citizens both at home and in the Diaspora together. It was established around 1310 AD during the reign of…

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Mass Media: An Estate Under Siege

  By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye Any system that declares war against the Media and the Legislative arm of government for no reason than refusing to be a RUBBER STAMP cannot be called DEMOCRACY but a DICTATOR in Civilian Uniform. From my archive, I authored 118 columns in Print and Online News Platforms against the PDP led administration from 2011 till date without being questioned at any police or DSS formation. However, today, the APC government in Nigeria at all levels who enjoyed the support of the media and civil society…

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“BE VIGILANT, YOUR LAND HAS BEEN ENCIRCLED BY EXTERNAL FORCES” -Ayo Adebanjo, Banji Akintoye, Gani Adams, Osibogun, others tell Lagosians

…that there may be an Emir in Agege, Yaba, Lekki, Ikoyi Soon   …says 5, 736 migrants from the North, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon enter Lagos in June 2018   …want all Okada Riders, Drivers, Tricycle Riders, Bus Conductors, Home Guards in Lagos register with BVN, LRRN   …says Restructuring, New constitution, Panacea to Nigeria security quagmires   Reverberating like a valiant soldier without a dint of fear, prominent Yoruba leaders including various self determination groups on Wednesday spoke loudly to those who care to listen that there’s danger ahead if…

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Skills Acquisition, Panacea to Insecurity, Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

By ‘Deji Adesogan Guthrie (1952) defines skills as the ability to bring about some end result with maximum certainty and minimum outlays of ‎energy or of time and energy. Such abilities can be only be made possible through practice, it is the process of developing such abilities through consistent practice that is referred to as skill acquisition. In fact, skill acquisition is often a complementary knowledge but for some a source of livelihood. Common skills within the Nigerian environment include Fashion Designing, Farming, Catering, Soap Making, Shoe-Making, Welding, Painting, Blogging,…

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APC has eroded democratic gains, Fayose alleges

GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has allegedly eroded the democratic gains Nigeria had made when it came to power in 2015. Governor Fayose, who spoke at a meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for the coming national and state House of Assembly elections, reiterated his allegation that the APC stole the people’s mandate in the last governorship election in the state and that they would reclaim it. Fayose said God would intervene in the political and leadership affairs of…

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EFCC Traces Akwa Ibom’s N1.4b to 11 Accounts

•Summons Finance Commissioner, three others •Govt blocks anti-graft agency from grilling officials •Eight top lawyers implicated, SSG signs undertaking to produce suspects The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced about N1.4billion allegedly belonging to the Akwa Ibom State Government to 11 suspected slush accounts. The cash was remitted into the accounts in two tranches of N1.1billion and N300million,The Nation gathered yesterday. Some of the accounts belong to eight top lawyers in the country. Sources said yesterday that they might be interrogated soon. One of the suspected lawyers has made…

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PDP asks President Buhari, APC to speak out on alleged N21 billion found in ex-DSS chief Daura’s residence

The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress to end their silence and speak out on their “evident complicity in the corrupt amassing of the N21 billion, guns and thousands of Permanent Voter Cards allegedly found in the residence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ally, the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura”. The party said the discovery has “not only exposed the shameless hypocrisy of the Buhari Presidency, but also stripped it of all integrity and brought its deceptive saintly…

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APC Numerical Strength Halts Dogara’s Planned Defection

A cloud of uncertainty currently surrounds the political plans of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, ahead of the 2019 general elections, investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH have revealed. Dogara was rumoured to have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party in the last two weeks when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress for the PDP. But, SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that the Speaker withdrew his plans after some advisers told him to tarry a while before taking the gamble. Investigations showed that a major concern in Dogara’s…

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D’banj assures wife of unconditional love despite son’s death

Popular Nigerian singer, D’banj has assured his wife of his loyalty and love despite losing their son.  In a new song released on Wednesday and dedicated to his wife, Lineo Didi Kilgrow, he said “Together we will pass every test that we pass through.” Recall they lost their one-year-old son in June after he drowned in a swimming pool in their home in Ikoyi, Lagos. D’banj last week opened up about the loss of their son, describing the past few weeks as “incredibly difficult” On his Instagram page, he told…

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