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South African Airways, Comair return grounded planes to service

South African Airways (SAA) and Comair began returning grounded planes to service on Wednesday a day after safety regulators flagged maintenance problems. South African Airways Flights were departing Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport as normal on Wednesday morning, a passenger service representative for Airports Company South Africa said. Comair said it expected no disturbances on Wednesday […]

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Truck kills 1, injures 2 along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), on Wednesday, said one person died while two others sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident that involved two trucks along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Mrs. Tope Oseni, the Owode-Ijako Unit Commander of TRACE, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, […]

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BUSTED: 39 dead bodies found in lorry container in Essex

…as driver, 24, from Northern Ireland is arrested on suspicion of murder Thirty-nine bodies, including one of a teenager, have been found in a lorry container in Essex. The bodies were found in a lorry on the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, at roughly 1.40am this morning. It is understood the lorry was originally from […]

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Farooq Kperogi counters Fani Kayode, says Fulani didn’t invent ‘Yoruba and ‘Yamuri’

…says Yariba” is not a word— and doesn’t mean anything By David O Royal Farooq Kperogi, an Associate Professor of Journalism & Emerging Media at Kenne Saw State University, in a recent publication he made on twitter countered the former minister aviation, Femi Fan-Kayode for saying that he is not Yoruba. Farooq Kperogi You would […]

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Why Nigeria is underdeveloped — NIPR

Dr Tayo Haastrup, Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), FCT Chapter, says leadership failure is the major cause of the country’s underdevelopment. Nigerian Flag Hasstrup said this in Abuja on Tuesday during a news conference organised in preparation for the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NIPR FCT chapter holding between Nov. 5 […]

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Superbowl stages a comeback for sixth edition in UI

The theme of this year’s edition of Superbowl is ‘The Reconstruction of a Nation; and UI@ 70: Sustaining the Legacy, Raising the Bar,” because Nigeria’s polity of recent is replete with unengaging and uninspiring public debates. The event will also hold to mark the celebration of the University of Ibadan at 70 Winners and participants […]

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Army adopts spiritual warfare to counter insurgents’ propaganda — Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Army has engaged in spiritual warfare to counter Boko Haram propaganda. Buratai, represented by Brig.-Gen. Timothy Olowomeye, the Director of Civil Military Affairs, stated this at the 2019 Chaplains annual Training Conference and Retreat on Tuesday in Sokoto. ” We were involved in […]

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Cultism: Lawmaker calls for calm, peace in Cross River community

Mr. Hilary Bisong, a lawmaker representing Boki 2 State Constituency in the Cross River House of Assembly, has condemned the cult attack which claimed the lives of four youths in the Osokom area of Boki Local Government Area in Cross River. Mr Hilary Bisong, lawmaker in Cross River House of Assembly Bisong, in a statement […]

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NUTAF: participants’ hopes high in first off-campus host event

Participants at the National Universities Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF), which kicked off on Monday say they came with high expectations. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the festival is being hosted in Lagos, with participants drawn from Theatre Art courses from various universities across the country. The participants also expressed various views in […]

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Undercover report: Controller General sets up panel to investigate Ikoyi prison

The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist. Soyombo spent eight days as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison, to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system. He documented experiences on “drug […]

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Woman bags contract to fry “akara” for NAFEST tourists

Mr Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), on Tuesday, rewarded Mrs Florence Robinson’s hard work, as she bagged contract to fry “akara” for NAFEST tourists. Runsewe declared the reward during the National Festival of Arts and Culture Roundtable on Entrepreneurship, held at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, Benin City, Edo state. […]

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APC not ready for free , fair poll — Diri

Meanwhile, Senator Douye Diri, has again raised the alarm that the  APC is not ready for a peaceful election in the state. Senator Diri said the recent activities of the opposition party and their continual boasts and threats to PDP supporters was an indication of their plot to compromise the election. Sen. Douye Diri, Bayelsa […]

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APC seeks EFCC probe on alleged plan to sell Bayelsa oil field

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate an alleged plan by Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa to sell Atala Marginal Field (OML 46), an oil field owned by the state government. All Progressive Congress In a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, […]

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You cannot say anything wrong about Buhari or abuse him, Gaya tells Nigerians

…Says Nigerians need to respect elders …urges Osinbajo to disregard Junaid’s allegation on Nepotism against him Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano South) has said that Nigerians need to respect the elders like President Buhari and vice president Osisnbajo. Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano South) Gaya, who spoke with State House Correspondents on Tuesday after a private meeting […]

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NIMC’s unwarranted ID Card charges

The announcement by the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, last week Tuesday, October 15, 2019 that Nigerians seeking to replace their lost National ID Cards or “renew” existing ones are to pay fees has left concerned citizens wondering what the real intention of the Commission is with regard to the National ID Card scheme. Does […]

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Nigeria’s economy will grow faster under Buhari — Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to accelerate economic growth with a view to meeting the needs of Nigerians in his second term in office. Adams Oshiomhole In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Simon Ebegbulem, on Tuesday, Oshiomhole said this […]

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NSCDC uncovers two illegal rehabilitation centres in Zaria,  rescues 11 chained victims

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has uncovered two illegal rehabilitation centres in Kaduna State.  The illegal facilities known as Limanchi Iya and Marmara Rehabilitation Centres were discovered on Tuesday morning in Zaria. Rescued during the operation were 11 people who were in chains, including an 11-year-old boy. NSCDC Deputy Commandant in Kaduna, […]

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Envoy testifies Trump tied Ukraine aid to politically motivated investigations

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine testified on Tuesday he was told that President Donald Trump made the release of security aid to Ukraine contingent on Kiev publicly declaring it would carry out politically motivated investigations that he sought, according to a copy of his statement to lawmakers. U.S. Envoy, William Taylor William Taylor, who […]

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Assad labels Erdogan a ‘thief’ as he tours Idlib frontlines

Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Tuesday denounced Turkey’s leader as a thief for attacking the northeast of his country and reiterated a pledge to retake all areas lost to Damascus in years of civil war, state media reported. Assad made the remarks as he made a rare visit to a frontline of Syria’s conflict, […]

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When false publications may amount to criminal libel

By Afe Babalola In recent times, there has been an increase in the arrest and arraignment of persons alleged to have published false and misleading information against public figures. The first of these was that of a blogger who was arrested, arraigned and subsequently remanded in prison in connection to publication relating to a cleric. […]

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Afreximbank intervention in African ports hits N152bn in 3yrs

Makes case for growing blue economy By Godwin Oritse THE African Import Export Bank AFREXIMBANK, has said that its intervention funding for the expansion of the Nigerian port facilities currently stands at N152billion in the last three years. Speaking at the just concluded NECCIPR roundtable conference held in Lagos last week, President of the bank […]

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More injury concern for Man City, as Rodri limps out in Atalanta win

Rodri was substituted with what appeared to be a hamstring injury in the first half of Manchester City’s Champions League tie against Atalanta, as the Premier League champions’ injury problems mounted. Man City midfielder Rodri, feeling his hamstring as he limps out The Spaniard has been filling in at center-back with fellow midfielder Fernandinho, as […]

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Lagos concessions Mile 2 Jetty

•Targets water resources for revenue By Godwin Oritse  THE Lagos State Government has denied converting the Mile 2 jetty to a container terminal  saying that it has concessioned the facility to a private ferry service operator. Speaking to  Vanguard Maritime Report  at the 19th  edition of NECCIPR Roundtable conference themed, “Awakening the Blue Giant- Catalyzing […]

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Authorship and ownership of copyright

By Jamila Adaora Eyutchae AUTHORSHIP refers to who made or created a work. An author is the creator and original right holder. Author can be defined as the person to whom the work owes its origin and superintended the whole work. Farwell, J, in Donoghue V. Allied Newspaper Ltd said: A person may have a […]

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Public focus is on 2023 politics rather than pro-poor policy making

By Tabia princewill Our fundamental problem in Nigeria isn’t the quality of our elections; our problem lies at the heart of our understanding of democracy: we have no institutionalised forms of welfare or true commitment to equality and social justice. When will we see that beyond APC or PDP our problem is the extreme form […]