Monthly Archives: January 2021

Bello releases N3.8b for capital projects in first quarter

 Emmanuel Oladesu, Deputy Editor   Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello released N3.8 billion for capital projects for the first quarter of the year, Finance, Budget and Economic Planning Commm-issioner Asiru Idris said on Sunday. He said the projects cut across the three senatorial districts, adding that the governor as proven …

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Lagos PDP calls for more people-friendly policies

By Chikodi Okereocha   Worried by the economic hardship in the country, the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Lagos State Government to ameliorate the sufferings of the people, saying that the poverty in the land was alarming. Its Lagos State Chairman, Adedeji …

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Oyeweso, celebrated historian, ascends the sixth floor

A lecturer at the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo, Dr. Tunde Akanni, extols the virtues of the eminent historian, Prof. Siyan Oyeweso, who turns 60 today   Uncontrovertibly one of the most intellectually engaging historians of our time, Professor Abdul Gafar Siyan Oyeweso, manifests by the day in several discourses …

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How feasible is PDP’s claim of returning to power?

Losing out of power after 16 years at the helms, the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) believes it can stage a comeback during the next general elections by defeating the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). JIDE ORINTUNSIN looks at the claims and counter-claims by the two leading parties, as Nigerians …

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Drug tests

Editorial   That Brig-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), new chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), is making early moves to checkmate drug misuse, especially among critical segments of the populace, is a thing of cheer. Not so, the default resistance from some of the target audience, who already …

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Glorious past

Editorial   Right from its inception in 2015, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has demonstrated its determination to diversify the economy and particularly break the unhealthy dependence on petroleum revenue by investing heavily in the agricultural sector. Thus, apart from strengthening pre-existing agricultural support schemes which it inherited, such as …

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PIB’s long walk to fruition

By Fred Itua, Abuja Fourteen years ago, an attempt was made by the David Mark-led National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Like a pack of cards, it crashed. As expected, accusations were passed and in the end, nothing happened. Throughout the eight years that Mark held sway …

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Speaker, APC mourn as Ekiti lawmaker dies

By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado Ekiti A member of Ekiti House of Assembly, Hon. Olajuwon Adegbuyi, is dead. Adegbuyi, who was representing Ekiti East constituency 1, died on Saturday at Ekiti University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti after a brief illness. Speaker Funminiyi Afuye, who confirmed the incident in a statement by his …

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Lagos Police Arrest Female Armed Robbery Suspect, 14 Others

Hakeem Odumosu The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 15 armed robbery suspects, including a lady, a statement on Sunday signed by its spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, read. Ogunjobi, in the statement, said that the suspects were picked up at various locations in Lagos following reports on their criminal activities. Hakeem …

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