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Controversies as Oba of Lagos snubs Ooni

Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi A video clip apparently showing the traditional ruler of Lagos snubbing the spiritual leader of the Yoruba people has caused controversy in Nigeria. In the footage, the 73-year-old Oba (king) of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, appears to rebuff the greetings of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at […]

Uncertainty as Justice Onnoghen’s Tenure Lapses, All Eyes on Osinbajo

Justice Samuel Walter Onnoghen Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to extend his medical vacation indefinitely in the United Kingdom, an air of uncertainty has fallen over the judiciary and the country at large over the fate of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, whose tenure in an acting capacity will expire […]

Mr Trump pledged to be ‘tough on Iran’ throughout his presidential campaign

 Relations between the US and Iran have soured sharply, as Donald Trump announced new sanctions and Tehran said it was imposing its own against America. In a move designed to punish Iran for testing its ballistic missile programme, the US Treasury Department said it had published a list of 13 people and 12 entities facing new […]

Trump vows to end prohibition on church political activity

President Donald Trump, strongly backed by Evangelical Christian voters, has promised to “totally destroy’’ a 1954 U.S. law barring churches. Trump promised to equally put an end to the ban on other religious institutions from political activity, if they wanted to keep tax-exempt status. Donald Trump in a moment of prayers He made his comments […]

Changes at Redeemed Church: Obazee vowed to remove Adeboye

Suspension of FRCN’s corporate governance code won’t affect investments – NSE By Sam Eyoboka, Peter Egwuatu, Nkiruka Nnorom & Olayinka Latona LAGOS — THE Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, yesterday, said the sacked Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, Mr. Jim Obazee, had vowed to remove the General […]

FullText: Nigeria should be restructured – Pastor Bakare

 BEING TEXT OF SPEECH BY PASTOR ‘TUNDE BAKARE AT THE STATE OF THE NATION BROADCAST ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017. THEME: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WITH THE EYES OF FAITH. Introduction Fellow citizens of our great country, we are gathered here again at the turn of the year, as has become customary, to take a […]

Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka throws away green card after Donald Trump win

The Nobel-prize winning author Wole Soyinka has thrown away his green card in protest of Donald Trump’s presidency. Soyinka, who hails from Nigeria, became the first African to win the Nobel prize for literature in 1986. He has resided in the US for more than 20 years and is a regular teacher at prestigious universities […]

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Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea, FA Cup final 2017
Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea, FA Cup final 2017

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Constitutionality of EFCC Act subjecting President’s appointment to Senate confirmation
Constitutionality of EFCC Act subjecting President’s appointment to Senate confirmation

Law & Human RightsComments Professor Ben Nwabueze, SAN, is a renowned constitutional lawyer and a leader of The Patriots. In this decisive essay, he examined the constitutionality of the Economic and

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Jonathan, from beginning, was too small for the Presidency – Obasanjo
Jonathan, from beginning, was too small for the Presidency – Obasanjo

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor ABUJA — Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he  was too small for

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