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Deby’s Son To Take Over As New Chad President

The son of late Idriss Deby of Chad, Mahamat Deby is set to take over as new president of the country. In a charter released by Chad’s presidency on Wednesday, said the 37 -year -old Mahamat, who was named transitional leader of a military council on Tuesday, will “occupy the …

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A new look and insight into the history of Yoruba

History is more than the facticity of what happened….  It is also about what it meant to those who lived the experience and what it has meant to the generations of descendants – Prof Akinwumi Ogundiran The title of the book The Yoruba: A New History, is in itself a …

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A CONVERSATION WITH EBENEZER OBEY-FABIYI, PART 4

Ebenezer Obey: A Humble Custodian of Morals By Toyin Falola   (This is the first report on the interview conducted with Chief Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi on April 18, 2021. With viewers on three platforms now at over 16,000, there is a strong loyalty between him and his admirers. For its entire …

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Veteran filmmaker, Ladi Ladebo, dies at 78

One of Nigeria’s early film maker, Ladi Ladebo is dead. He was 78. He died on Friday, April 16 2021 in London. A statement from thef family by Precious Ladebo Osagie reads: “With gratitude to God for a life well lived, we announce the passing on to glory of our …

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Shisha video: Incident reinforces need to ban sale of tobacco products near schools, says CAPPA

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has lauded the Lagos State Government on its decision to rehabilitate the five students caught on video smoking shisha in a recent viral video. It, however, wants the state government to complement the action by enforcing the ban on the sale of …

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Chadian President, Idriss Deby Dies

President of Chad, Idriss Deby is dead. He was reported to have died  on Tuesday, a day after he won re-election for a sixth term in office. His death was confirmed in a statement from the Chadian national army on Tuesday. The Chadian national army confirmed his death from gunshot …

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Senate wants governors to implement judicial autonomy

Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, chairman of the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters, has called on governors to implement autonomy of the judiciary in their states. The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) is currently on strike to protest the government’s failure to implement autonomy for the judiciary. …

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Dikwa: Terrorists attack troops

Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram Terrorists (BH) have attacked troops’ location at Dikwa, Borno State. It was gathered that the terrorists struck between 7 and 7:30pm at the 81 Division Taskforce Battalion with the help of their gun trucks. Sources said the attack on the troops …

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Why FG retirees’ pensions are unpaid, by PenCom

Most Federal Government workers who retired in March last year have not been paid their pensions. According to the Director-General of the National Pension Commission, Aisha Umar, during her remarks to the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Services to the commission in Abuja. She said, “It is perhaps appropriate …

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A CONVERSATION WITH EBENEZER OBEY-FABIYI, PART 2

The Making of Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi   Toyin Falola   Ebenezer Obey’s birth story is as iconic as the man himself. For about 20 years, his mother, Abigail Oyindamola, and her first husband could not have a perfect marriage due to their inability to have a child. This led to a …

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