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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 […]

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 […]

US songwriter Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize

US singer Bob Dylan (L) performing at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. US songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on October 13, 2016, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that surprised prize watchers. / AFP PHOTO / Hector MATA American music legend Bob Dylan on […]

Tutu celebrates 85th birthday at a Cape Town cathedral

South African retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu is pictured during a tea party held to mark his 85th birthday on October 7, 2016 in Cape Town. / AFP PHOTO / Rodger Bosch South African retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu celebrated his 85th birthday Friday presiding over eucharist at his […]

Hurricane Matthew kills 339 in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew kills 339 in Haiti ON OCTOBER 7, 201611:11 AMIN NEWSCOMMENTS The number of people killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti has risen to over 300, according to a tally by Reuters. The deaths came mainly in villages making contact with the outside world days after the cyclone ripped through the impoverished nation’s picturesque western […]

Lagos graduates 5,951 skill acquisition trainees

 Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said only those who are resilient, determined, hardworking and innovative succeed in life. He spoke at a ceremony for Year 2014 Graduates of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation’s Skills Acquisition Centres held at De Blue Roof, LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja. Some 5,951 men and women were […]

Zuckerberg Pledges Support for Nigerian Tech Startups, SMEs

  Mark Zuckerberg The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Wednesday assured Nigerian technology startups and the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria of Facebook’s support that will enhance easy access and connectivity to the internet. Zuckerberg, who made the pledge in Lagos while addressing technology startups on the second day […]

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

Aaron Ramsey wins the trophy for Arsenal seconds after Diego Costa equalised controversial Alexis Sanchez opener FA Cup Final 2017: Arsenal vs Chelsea news and more  Arsenal have won the FA

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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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