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Nigeria does not need a leader but a deliverer, says Oyedepo

The General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, on Thursday, said Nigeria needed a deliverer and not a leader.   The cleric, during a sermon at the ongoing Shiloh programme at the church’s headquarters in Ota, Ogun State, lamented the current security and economic crises, adding that …

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LAS LAS! (Part II)

By Toyin Falola   According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), 14.4 per cent of Nigerians abuse drugs, as reported in a June 23, 2021, article in the Vanguard Newspaper. The National Drug Use Survey conducted in 2019 by NAFDAC revealed that more than 10 million …

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The New CBN Policy and the Talibanisation of the Political Economy

By Adewale Adeoye       The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says you can’t take more than N20,000 out of your own money in one day. Corporate groups that want to buy a fridge urgently won’t be able to do so. They need to wait for days. They claim …

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Deepening Intercultural Dialogue and Integration for Global Peace

By Toyin Falola The world is made up of differences and similarities in culture and convictions. Unfortunately, it seems that the former has been gaining the attention of the global communities because of the different problems that have developed from it. Thousands of cultures have little meeting points with others, …

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Nnamdi Kanu faults sit-at-home order

Says it’s to tarnish my name Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has faulted the imposition of sit-at-home orders on southeastern residents. He said it was arbitrary and cruel. In a statement by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, after their meeting at the Department Of State …

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Chatham House: Tinubu speaks on election, promises reform

  The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said the incessant attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a source of concern for the forthcoming 2023 general election. Speaking at Chatham House in the United Kingdom on Monday, he …

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Makinde promises to tap into agric potential of Ogbomoso

Ogbomoso is to benefit from the plan of the state government to make agriculture sustainable in Oyo State. Speaking at the inaugural Ogbomoso Economic and Investment Summit, Governor Seyi Makinde said the government will tap into the potential of the town. The governor, who was represented by Mr Seyi Adeleye, …

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Commissioner abducted in Benue

Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Chief Ekpe Ogbu, has been kidnapped. He was abducted at the notorious Adankari Junction along the Otukpo-Ado road around 9pm on Sunday. The Hilux van in which he was traveling has been recovered by the Police in Otukpo. Ogbu is a former …

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Bauchi, Gombe clash over new oil wells

Bauchi and Gombe States have reportedly drawn battle lines over the ownership of the Kolmani Oil and Gas field as both states are laying claims to the oil wells.   Officials and residents of the two states have also accused each other of attempting to appropriate the site which is …

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2023: Accord House of Reps candidate, Ogunmola is dead

The House of Representatives candidate for Atisbo/Saki West/ Saki East Federal Constituency in next year’s election, Jacob Funmi Ogunmola, is dead. Ogunmola from Oke Ogun geo-political zone of Oyo State was one-time Chairman, Caretaker Committee in Atisbo Local Government Area in the state.   The deceased was a native of …

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