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Atiku, Obi Storm Delta For Campaign Rally

Governor/Presidential running mate, Peter Obi, President of the Senate/DG PDP’s Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa at the Government House, Asaba, yesterday.  Pix 2: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign train at the Asaba Township Stadium during its Presidential campaign rally  in Delta State yesterday.  Pix 3: Mammoth crowd of supporters at the Presidential Campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Asaba, Delta State yesterday. …

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Don’t Dabble Into Oyo LG Dissolution, Oyo AG Replies Malami

…Says AGF Lacked Adequate Information On Matter … Malami’s Letter Not Served On Us—Oyo AG Oyo State has rejected the purported intervention of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) & Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) in the raging controversy over local government dissolution in the state. The Attorney-General of Oyo State, Professor Oyelowo Oyewo, in a four-page response to a letter by the AGF, said that though the AGF did not submit the said letter to his office, he had to source the same from the social media in…

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Shareholders Applaud Dangote Cement Board On Buyback Plans

    …Say It Will Enhance Share Value, Better Returns The desire of the Management of Dangote Cement to ‘buy back’ 10 per cent of its entire issued shares from shareholders was unanimously granted on Wednesday as the company’s shareholders’ voted in support of the ‘share buy back’ plans. Dangote Cement, which currently has 17.04 billion fully paid up ordinary shares of 50 kobo each, would be buying back 1.70 billion shares. All the shareholders who spoke at the event lauded Aliko Dangote led Management for coming up with another…

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CPE Set To Advocate For Qualitative Education Across Nigeria

A non-profit organisation, Concerned Parents and Educators Network has declared the readiness to move against the current debilitating and deteriorating standard of education as well as standard of living in the country. Speaking at the unveiling of the national advocacy campaign held recently for the sector in Lagos, the Founder of the group and Principal Partner, Edumark Consult, Mrs Yinka Ogunde said the group is targeting February as a general advocacy month to address critical issues besetting the standard of living in Nigeria as well as other facets of the…

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Features/Analysis 

Franktalk: Significance Of Nigerian Words, Coinages In 2020 Oxford Dictionary

At long last, my daughter can now use the word ‘severally’ without my adrenaline surging unnecessarily, courtesy of the 29 Nigerian words and expressions included in the January updates to the Oxford English Dictionary.  This is a big relief. Apart from having to correct her for repeatedly using the expression which she was probably convinced was right going by the number of people around her that boldly used it, I had another challenge of constantly editing the word in my brain each time I heard it. Unfortunately for me, there…

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Perjury: Again, CSO Tackles DSP  Omo-Agege, Demands Proof Of Clearance

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Youth Groups in the country have challenged the Deputy President of Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege to present Court papers that absolved him of allegation of perjury in the U.S. The coalition comprising of the Guardians of Democracy and Development (GODD), Partners for Legislative Agenda for Nigeria (PLAN), Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative made the demand in Abuja on Wednesday in a statement signed by Mr Solomon Adodo, Convener of the forum. It would be recalled that the CSOs had earlier called on law…

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Mother Snatches Daughter’s Husband, Gets Pregnant For Him

A 34-year-old woman has narrated how her mother started having an affair with her husband and eventually got pregnant for him. The lady identified as Lauren Wall who hails from Twickenham, south-west London reportedly got married at the age of 19-year-old to her ex-husband, the same man who left her for her mother. Speaking in an interview with Daily Mail, Lauren disclosed that her mother supported her dream wedding with a sum of €15,000. Her mum also joined them on their honey moon. According to Lauren, her mother and ex-husband…

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Low Yields As Rice Farmers Struggle To Meet Demand After Borders Closure

Thomas Tyavwva Maji is planting rice on more of his land in Nigeria’s Benue State than ever to take advantage of a surge in prices since the country shut its land borders in August. But he says he cannot go much further. With no machinery or irrigation, limited manual labour and no spare cash for fertilizers, the 45-year-old is not expecting any dramatic change in his fortunes. “We work until we get exhausted, manually we get exhausted,” said Maji, as a woman nearby beat hand-harvested stalks on the ground to…

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Trump Imposes Visa Ban On Pregnant Women

The Trump administration is coming out Thursday with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport. Visa applicants deemed by consular officers to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth will now be treated like other foreigners coming to the U.S. for medical treatment, according to State Department guidance sent Wednesday and viewed by The Associated Press. The applicants will have to prove they are coming for medical…

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Military To Motorists: Don’t Stop At Irregular Check Points

The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, has cautioned motorists against stopping at irregular security check point on the Maiduguri-Damaturu road. Adeniyi, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said that intelligence reports indicate that Boko Haram were mounting road blocks and attacking motorist on the road. He listed the designated check points to include Njimtilo, Auno, Jakana, Ngamdu and Kukareta. Adeniyi said the road was secure as the military intensified patrol and deployed additional personnel to guarantee safety of road users. According to him, the new…

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Buhari Condemns Killing Of CAN Chairman By Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa State, describing it as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative. The president stated this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday. Buhari regretted that the terrorists killed the religious leader while giving signals of a willingness to set him free by releasing him to third parties. He consoled the Christian community all over…

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