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A trip into the Sunny Side of Midnight

Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth – Albert Camus  (Sunny Side of Midnight, by Tope Adeboboye, Stay Alive International, 2020)   The story is set in Anija (read Nigeria). It has all the trappings of a huge and prosperous country on the continent, however, as it …

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Over 100 feared dead in Kebbi boat mishap

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said 160 people died in the boat mishap that happened in Kebbi State. Mot of the travellers are yet to be found. According to NIWA, only four dead bodies had been recovered “but 156 out of the 180 passengers onboard the boat were …

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NYSC Is Not A Waste of Time -DG

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim says the mandatory one year service for Nigeria graduates under 30 is not a waste. Ibrahim in a statement issued on Wednesday said the relevance of the Scheme in the integration and National cohesion of the country cannot be …

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Green Africa Launches Lagos-Abuja Flight At N16,000

Green Africa Airways has announced its entry into the Nigerian aviation sector. On Tuesday, the new  airline asked prospective passengers to start booking thier tickets on its website. According to the airline cities to be served are : Lagos (LOS) connecting  buja (ABV), Akure (AKR), Ilorin (ILR), Owerri (QOW), Port …

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Hold APC Responbsile For Burnt INEC Office- PDP Urges IGP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it stands by its statement that the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) is responsible for the burning of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in various parts of the county. The opposition party in a statement issued on Tuesday said  APC has been promoting …

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Suicide bomber kills self in Ebonyi

A suicide bomber has been blown to smithereens in Afikpo, Ebonyi State. The vest the bomber was wearing exploded on his body thus consuming him. A source in the area said the incident happened around 12noon. According to the source,  “He made an attempt at entering Amaizu/ Amangballa Primary School …

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PDP Financial Secretary Dead, Others Injured in Auto Crash

The Peoples Democratic Party Zonal tour for Plateau central was on Tuesday deadlocked following an auto accident involving the party leaders which claimed the life of the state Financial Secretary, Mrs Mary Adar Gar. Reports said that the tragic accident occurred on Friday evening in Mangu when a Vectra car …

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Ekiti Youth Canvases for a Southern Governor

The All Progressives Youth Alliance (APYA), a youth wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State Chapter, has called for equity in determining who leads the state and moved that the next governor, come 2022, should emerge from the southern part of the State. The group made the call …

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Surety provided by governor’s aide is suspected fraudster, says U.S. court

The United States Department of Justice has written to the United States Magistrate Judge in Eastern District of New York, Ramon Reyes, claiming that the surety provided by Abidemi Rufai, is a suspected fraudster. Rufai is an aide of Governor of Ogun State, Mr. Dapo Abiodun. He was arrested for …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCE YEMISI SHYLLON, PART 1

 Prince Yemisi Shyllon: Different Slides of Success By Toyin Falola For years, I have heard a lot about Prince Yemisi Shyllon and his art collections, especially from Victor Ekpuk, Dele Jegede, Sylvester Ogbechie, Aderonke Adesanya, Kunle Filani, and Chika Okeke-Agulu. I also heard about his plans to consolidate his collections …

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