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Weaponising Religion in Yoruba Politics, By Simon Kolawole

In case you missed it, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an advocacy group, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Muslim ministers from five south-west states when he constitutes his cabinet for his second term. Why? The group says because five of the south-west governors would be Christians, that is …

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Ajimobi, Okorocha, Ganduje: An Unfolding Story, By Azu Ishiekwene

It’s incredible how eight years have ended as a two-word parable: constituted authority. That’s what Governor Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi would be mostly remembered for – the epigram from his encounter with students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH). That episode was perhaps one of the most catastrophic PR disasters …

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125 Years AnniversaryFirstBank Holds Relay Walks, Pledges Commitment To Teamwork, Service Delivery, Value Creation

Nigeria’s premier Bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has reiterated its commitment to continue to provide quality services to its over 15 million customers, create value and exhibit wholesome teamwork and coordination among its staff. The remark was the collective stand point of the Bank’s principal officers as it held …

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Saraki: Kwarans Define Leadership

The term leadership could simply be defined as exemplified between the good people of Kwara State and their leader, the Nigerian senate president, Bukola Saraki, especially due to the result of the last presidential election. Saraki, instead of being sad over the results, where the opposition party won massively, knew …

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WHAT PRESIDENT BUHARI SAID… “Anybody who decides to snatch boxes or lead thugs to disturb the election, maybe that would be the last unlawful action you would take. I have given the military and police the order to be ruthless. ”I am going to warn anybody who thinks he would …

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INEC’s Bolt from the Blue, By Simon Kolawole

When your wife is pregnant and gives birth at the end of nine months, you cannot claim you were caught unawares and so you couldn’t buy items for baby delivery ahead of time. Since 2015, we had known that we were going to hold another general election in 2019. It …

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The Cost of Postponing the General Elections, By Ehi Braimah

I woke up Saturday morning and my wife told me the elections had been postponed. I replied her by saying that must be another piece of fake new because we have too many misleading and false stories in circulation these days. After I checked several news outlets, it turned out …

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Beauty is in The Eye of the Beholder, By Jerome Yaovi Onipede

Certain single men out there prefer to go for very beautiful ladies when they are searching for a marriage partner. They usually miss out on some of the most important qualities and details like home training, self-discipline, inner strength, character, etc. And as they ignore these virtues, they end up …

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Echoes from the Valley: PVC for Nigerians in Diaspora?

Nigeria as a country has more people in diaspora than any other nation on the planet. Not only do Nigeria has more people in every corner of the world, they are mostly Nigerias best. You name it, they are there massively – USA, Britain, France, Japan, China, Germany, Sweden, Dubai, …

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The nagging tobacco excise issue

With the commencement in implementation of the new excise duty on tobacco in June 2018, the tobacco industry has shifted from attack mode to subtle lobby for a rollback of the policy using the rhetoric that the tobacco industry is a stakeholder that should be engaged in tobacco control. Before …

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