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Millions out of job: Unemployment at ‘boiling up’

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Today, one of the major threats to Nigeria’s economic and social stability is the army of unemployed and underemployed people, especially youths, roaming its cities and villages. Such persons, no doubt, constitute huge security risk to the society, as they are willing tools for mischief-makers and of great concern as indeed it can be likened to a volcano on the verge eruption.

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Lagos-Oil

Lagos: The long walk to oil wells

Lagos State, with an estimated population of about 23 million people is one of the richest states in Nigeria. It is one state that has the financial wherewithal to call the bluff of the Federal Government allocation and still survive. And when such a state then strikes oil in its domain and joins the league of oil producing states in the country, it could be said, as former head of state General Yakubu Gowon was reportedly quoted as saying, that the problem of Lagos state is not money but how to spend it.

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Primate Ayodele

Our P-H crusade is contact point to bring peace to N/Delta – Primate Ayodele

Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele, Spiritual Leader of INRI Spiritual and Evangelical Church, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos, appears set to make possible his promised mobilization of 30,000 prophets to pray for Nigeria as he storms Port Harcourt this Thursday August 25, 2016 with a crusade he tagged, “The Power of the Word,” meaning in local language of the location state “Ike no na okwu Chineke.”

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President Buhari

Buhari Understanding the nature of corruption in Nigeria

There is no doubt that corruption has remained a central defining theme of the Buhari administration since its inception in May of 2015. President Buhari, prior to his inauguration as President, once stated, “So the point I want to make here is that the problem of Nigeria is not ethnic or religious, it is corruption…..we should try to kill corruption before corruption kills Nigeria…..corruption is fast becoming a culture and to try to caution people is not an easy task but it must be done.”

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Ooni of Ife: Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse 11

Day Ile-Ife stood still for late Sijuwade

For three days, the ancient city of Ile-Ife, the cradle of the yoruba race was agog for the first anniversary of the demise of the 50th Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse 11, who died in a London hospital last year. The activities lined up for the remembrance of the revered monarch began on Tuesday at Ife City Hall, now named after the late Ooni with a press conference addressed by the chairman Local Organising Committee of the anniversary, Prof Muib Opeloye.

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INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu

Inconclusive polls: Attah, Akeredolu, Yakassai, Musa disagree

The Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has for several months been in the eye of the storm. Not for what it did, but for what it did not do – its inability to “conclude” most of the elections on first ballot. While many Nigerians are anxious to always have the commission declare election results at the end of the conduct of same, INEC on its part has often said it is better to be slow and right, than to be fast and wrong.

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Tompolo and Buhari

NIGER DELTA: Fresh intrigues as suspect reveals plot against Tompolo

Two weeks ago, a privileged security source confirmed to Saturday Vanguard in Abuja that intelligence information available to the northern collection, comprising a select serving and retired military officers, that commandeered the battle to track down the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, was that ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemukpolo, alias Tompolo, is behind the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA.

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coup

50th Anniversary of Africa’s bloodiest coup d’état (2)

On the immediate term, the charge of an Igbo coup was understandable. What would the Igbo have said and done if things had happened differently and the coup had been perpetrated by say, Majors Hassan Usman Katsina, Murtala Muhammed, Joe Akahan, Mohammed Shuwa and Abba Kyari, and the victims been, say, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Dr. Michael Okpara, General Aguiyi-Ironsi, Colonel Conrad Nwawo and Lieutenant Colonels Michael Ivenso, Michael Okwechime and Ime Imo? They would have, of course, cried blue murder and almost certainly plotted countermeasures.

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Gas pipeline

Delta ethnic oil communities fume over Buhari’s NDDC nominee 

MEMBERS of the All Progressive Congress, APC from Itsekiri and Isoko ethnic oil nationalities in Delta State are furious at the party’s nomination of Adjogbe Ajenakevwe, an Urhobo, as Executive Director Projects, EDP, on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and forwarding of his name to the Senate for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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