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Obaseki tasks leaders on masses’ welfare

Obaseki tasks leaders on masses’ welfare

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tasked global leaders and other players in the democratic space to translate democracy to tangible pro-people policies and programmes that will lift the poor masses from poverty. Obaseki threw the challenge at international and domestic political actors on Friday, as the world commemorates the International Day

End power snafu now Mr President

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku I would like to join millions of Nigerians to welcome Mr President back from the UK. Our beloved president had been recuperating after treatment in a UK hospital. Many of us who were praying for him to get well would have loved to know what the illness was, so that we

JAMB defends decision on cut-off marks for admission, says controversy needless

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has described as unnecessary the controversies over the reduction of cut-off marks for 2017 admission exercise into tertiary institutions by stakeholders at its policy meeting. Rather than criticisms, JAMB said Nigerians should be concerned about how to address the flight of citizens in glorified secondary schools called foreign

Edo Govt rolls out the drums for Aba Festival

By Crusoe Osagie It has been four days of a spectacle of unadulterated culture for culture enthusiasts, domestic and international tourists in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State as the much awaited Aba Festival got underway on Monday, August 21, 2017. The week-long event parades the rhythmic dance steps of the Igarra people,

Godwin Dudu-Orumen: An Edo born lawyer’s passion for football and grassroots sports development

By Nnamdi Okosieme To millions of Nigerians he is known as the Football Afficionado. That appellation underscores his love for football, the beautiful game. From the moment he burst onto national consciousness in the early 1990s as a presenter of the hugely popular television programme, ‘The Best of Football’, Godwin Dudu-Orumen’s love for football and

NBS postpones release of eight reports, blames ‘challenges beyond control’

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says it has postponed the release of eight reports. The Bureau announced this on its official Twitter handle citing challenges beyond its control as the reason for the postponement. The affected reports are July 2017 AGO/Diesel Price Watch, HHK/Kerosene Price Watch, Liquified Petroleum Gas price watch, PMS/Petrol Price Watch,

CLOSE-UP: ‘Drug baron’, ‘lover of God’… meet the ‘bishop’ believed to be the target of Anambra shooting

The name Aloysius Ikegwuonu has been trending on social media since the devastating attack at St. Philip’s Catholic church in Ozubulu, Anambra state. After visiting the church, Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, said the incident was the fallout of a feud between two brothers who are based abroad. Reports have it that the gunman had

262 Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines aircraft with registration number 5A-LAR, which landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10 p.m. The returnees,