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Saraki trial: The drama, the inconsistencies, the intrigues

If there is anything that is not lacking in the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, it is drama.

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Scenes from the scene of the collapsed building at Kusenla road, Ikate, Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos, yesterday.

Lekki building collapse: The tragedy could have been avoided — experts

LAGOS, which the state government considers as a work in progress mega-city, is not new to buildings collapse having recorded several tragedies in that regard in the past few years. Indeed Lagos has once again been in the news since Tuesday following the collapse of a five-storey building in the Lekki area of the state that claimed over 30 lives.

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Inside the Centenary City

With Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar as Chairman, Centenary City Plc. is one national project that is doing everything possible to live up to the initial notion of it as a legacy project that came with the celebration of 100 years of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates of Nigeria. This was conceived and unveiled in the Nigerian Centenary Document as a brand new City to be carved out of the Federal Capital Territory and developed on virgin land. The city is to be patterned after such modern ‘smart’ new Cities as Songdo- among others – with great economic impact on the countries where they are located. The strong parallels to be drawn here are the impact of cities like Dubai, Monaco, Shenzhen, Singapore and Songdo on the overall economic and cosmopolitan profile of the nations concerned.

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pregnant woman

The quest for a child

Looking for a child has been a most harrowing challenge for a great number of men and women. The Bible tells the agonizing story of a woman who continuously wailed as she sought a child. God took pity on Hannah and gave her a child after the intervention of Prophet Eli. She became the mother of Samuel, a giant in the history of Jews.

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Oba of Benin’s Health: Omo N’Oba is hale and hearty — Prince Akenzua

But what many may not know is that the Oba of Benin never dies, he transits from mortality to immortality. And from all indications, the Home Leopard lives and still reigns over his kingdom. In this interview, his younger brother and the Enogie (Duke) of Obazuwa, Prince Edun Akenzua, clears the air on the issue. He equally reacts to the call for the resignation of the Chairman of the Benin Forum and the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, by some groups loyal to the PDP, just as he explains why it will be difficult for the Binis to cast their votes for President Goodluck Jonathan during the general elections

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Jonathan, Buhari and the bandwagon effect to come, by Ogiemwonyi, ex-Minister

Engr.Chris Ogiemwonyi was Minister of State Works under President Goodluck Jonathan. The former Group Executive Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last month and since then has been working assiduously for the success of the APC in Edo State. It is speculated that the former NNPC boss is one of those eying the Osadebey Avenue, after Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s tenure in 2016.

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Prof Soludo

Soludo and his missing trillions

CHARLES Soludo claims to be writing a three-part treatise on “Okonjo-Iweala and the missing trillions”. However, his first installment, which hit the Internet on Sunday, February 1, 2015, is so full of casuistry and subterfuges that, whatever else he subsequently dishes out will equally carry so much fire but very little light. In this connection, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, is advised to repudiate further temptations to waste precious time in dignifying Soludo’s tantrums with the benefit of any response.

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Kerry’s insult, joke- Keshi

FORMER Consul-General of Nigeria in Atlanta, United States of America and Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Nigeria, The Hague, Netherlands, Ambassador Joe Keshi, has advised the Federal Government to change strategy and rejig its foreign policy in response to what he describes as the U.S’ double standards.

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