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Child flourishing: Nigerians ranks among bottom 10 countries globally — Report

Several calls and messages were received since the Supreme Court of Nigeria, SCN, delivered a judgment which even the winners are reluctant to rejoice about. The losers and non-partisan observers are livid with rage about it. Not since the SCN,

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Law against overloading: Oyo govt begins enforcement on commercial motorists, cyclists

Riders beware!

By Denrele Animasaun There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance — Socrates The last couple of days, the move to ban Okada and Marwa off the main roads in the city of Lagos has created so much anguish for the Lagos commuters. It has divided the people. Some are relieved that the
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Two tributes in one – Ajibola and Attah

For me, this is already a happy year. Most newspapers now have annual awards for various individuals for different reasons. I have been opposed to the idea when it first started. To some extent, I am still very much in doubt regarding whether we are doing the right thing. Mainly, I object because the criteria, just like those of the National Awards, are not often clear. Individuals with absolutely atrocious or questionable records of achievement have been honoured. Governors are the most notorious in this regard. Some of the ex-governors who made the list in the past are now in jail for embezzling public funds. Easily debunked ‘Unusual Transformation’ in a particular state has not stopped a propagandist from receiving encomiums as a great achiever. Certainly, annual awards have been abused and the history of Nigeria distorted. We have given honour to several who are not due.

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Buhari approves establishment of University of Health Sciences Otukpo

Must one be called Abubakar or Mohammed to get appointed by Buhari?

Fowler for those who might not know is from Lagos State and he was replaced by an Abubakar not from Lagos State. From the statement credited to Garba Shehu, who was just a loudspeaker and not one of the “we” who removedFowler, one would assume that Fowler was given definite revenue generation targets for each year in office which he failed to achieve.

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Royal Rumble: Ekiti APC Chair alleges threat to life, petitions CP

The sad fate of southerners in APC

Robert Fowler representing Lagos State is out as the head of the Federal Internal Revenue Service, FIRS. He was replaced by Abubakar. In another development, a former boss of the Social Intervention Programme, SIP – a fellow from Ogun State – was not only removed as the administrator of the legacy programme of the Buhari government, the job was taken North. In addition, about 30 aides of the former Oga were shoved out of Aso Rock. The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from Edo State now owes his survival in that position to one word from the President. If Buhari says “Go”, it is back to Edo or exile out of Nigeria.

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Child flourishing: Nigerians ranks among bottom 10 countries globally — Report

Maryam Babangida (Nov. 1948-Dec. 2009): The first of our first ladies

Simplicity. Sincerity. Strength. Splendour. Those four words summarise the life and times of Nigeria’s most remarkable First Lady. When Maryam Babangida (nee Okogwu), born on November 1, 1948, passed away on December 27, 2009, at the Jonson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, her death served as a reminder to all of us of our mortality. But, the public life she lived in the span of eight years during which she was Nigeria’s First Lady re-echoed the words of the poet: “Lives of great men [and women] remind us/ that we also can make our lives sublime/ and departing leave behind us/Footprints on the sands of time.”

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