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Governor Adams Oshiomhole

Continuity in Edo on what?

The word, “continuity” seems to be central to the campaigns of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state. From the way the word has been severally bandied around of recent by leaders, officials and members of the party, the latter are no doubt convinced that the out-going governor, Adams Oshiomhole who belongs to their party has done well and as such should be succeeded by another APC man. What does not appear to occur to the party is that there are so many things that have happened in the state that many citizens never wished for and never expected.

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Disadvantaged children

Raising Polite Children

They say our youths are indeed the future of tomorrow, our C- Suite Executives do not just come on a platter of gold they are groomed and nurtured to be successful individuals in life. They use every day experiences, mistakes, good and bad decisions to structure their lives. Sadly the act of politeness has actually taken a completely new turn in our society today. It just doesn’t come naturally to our children unless they come from a home with a strong foundation.

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Fifty years ago, on a Friday night at the Western Nigerian Governor’s lodge in Ibadan, a group of soldiers led by Major Theophilus Danjuma committed a terrible act of treason. They accosted their Commander-in-chief, Major-General Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Military Head of state of Nigeria only six months in the making, stripped him of his epaulettes and his swagger stick shaped in the form of the Crocodile, and proceeded to arrest him and his host, the Military Governor of the West, Colonel Francis Adekunle Fajuyi. These soldiers, some of them far too drug-addled, did not stop there.

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Late Oluwatayo passionate to help his people —Sen. Adeola

The senator representating Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola has described late Hon. Adewale Elijah Oluwatayo who represented Ifako Ijaiye Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives until his demise days ago as a devoted Christian who was passionate to help his people. The senator stated this when he led a delegation to pay a condolence visit to the family of the late politician.

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*Atiku Abubakar

Restructuring Nigeria is inevitable — Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has restated his call for the restructuring of the country, saying whether Nigeria likes it or not, restructuring has become inevitable. He said as long as the Federal Government continues to lord it over states in all matters, there would continue to be agitation for restructuring. The ex-vice president spoke at the late Gen.Usman Katsina Memorial Conference, held at the Murtala Square, Kaduna.

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Militants vs Buhari

MEND, FG strike deal to end N-Delta crisis

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the Federal Government, currently engaged in a dialogue through the oil companies and security agencies to end renewed bombings in the oil-rich Niger Delta, seem to have reached far-reaching compromises, including the possible release of a former militant leader, Henry Okah, from prison in South Africa, and his brother, Charles Okah, incarcerated in Nigeria.

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Confusion Break Bone

Legendary Afrobeat King, late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was a prophet who was never recognised in this country. Songs he sang many years ago when most Nigerians were still with the illusion that their country was the giant of Africa, are beginning to make sense to them now. Since my early days in sports journalism, sports administration in Nigeria has never been engulfed by the spate of confusion which has pervaded the sector since November last year when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Barrister Solomon Dalung from Plateau as the country’s sports minister.

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Amuneke hails Eaglets

U-23 Eagles can repeat 1996 feat — Amuneke

Head coach of the national U-20 team, Emmanuel Amuneke has predicted that the current Olympic team, handled by Samson Siasia can repeat the gold medal winning feat of the 1996 squad. It was 20 years ago this summer that a renowned Nigerian team stunned Argentina 3-2 in the 1996 final in front of almost 90,000 people near Atlanta to become the first African football nation to win Olympic gold.

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•From left: Ayodele Obasegun, Victor Shoaga, Blessing Oyatope and Babatunde Otaru setting  up their  project for  presentation  before Microsoft judges  in Seattle, Washington at the  just concluded  2016 Imagine Cup worldwide finals. Photo by Emeka Aginam.

Change the world with digital technology, Microsoft CEO tells Imagine Cup students

Thrilled by the innovative solutions presented by no fewer than 120 best students from 34 countries around the world, the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Satya Nadella during an award ceremony at the just concluded 2016 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition held in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America , has challenged the students to change the world with digital technology.

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Late Keshi

Keshi’s funeral: Lawmaker carpets FG

IRKED by the Federal Government’s non-representation at the funeral ceremony for former Super Eagles captain and coach, Stephen Keshi, House of Representatives member for Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency, Mrs. Amaechi Mrakpor has said that the treatment meted to the national hero could dampen the spirit of excellence among the younger generation.

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