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Friday, June 5, 2020

President Jonathan Congratulates Aregbesola, Praises INEC For A Free & Fair Elections

President  Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulates Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun  State on his victory in Saturday'sgovernorship election in the state. The President commends the Independent National Electoral Commission and  national security agencies for ensuring that the elections were free, fair, credible and peaceful in keeping...

Primary: Adamawa PDP stakeholders threatens boycott of party convention

Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders have threatened to boycott the party’s national convention today if the results of Sunday’s primary are not cancelled. The aspirants in a statement yesterday said the party has been thrown into confusion in the bid by some to...

Globacom Records 23mln subscribers, Now Nigeria’s Second Largest Operator

Globacom, Nigeria's first indigeneous telecoms company has made substantive growth in its subscribers' number by moving from 23 million subscribers in the first quarter of the year to 27 million subscribers in the second quarter, to become the second largest telecoms operator in the...

Nigeria’s Economy Threatened By Corruption- Ugly Situation Surely Out of Okonjo–Iweala’s Management Capability-Olapadade Agoro

From facts and figures obtained from International dependable source of economic information data bank, there can be no disputing the fact that the nation’s economy is currently anti -utopia, wobbly and unpredictably a loose horse that has ran widely out of control, leaving its...

PENGASSAN, NUPENG Shut Facilities Nationwide Indefinitely Over Oil Blocks Sale

Employees of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), have been directed to shutdown indefinitely their locations and all oil production facilities nationwide in a bid to force the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke...

Amnesty Accuse Shell of Knowing Oil Pipes Were Faulty Before Nigeria Spills

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) has been accused by Amnesty International of downplaying the size of two oil spills in Nigeria and knowing the pipelines were faulty before they burst. While Shell has maintained that only about 4,000 barrels of oil were spilled in Bodo...

Man found innocent of rape after almost 10 years in jail in Sweden

A Swedish appeal court, on Friday found a 66-year old man innocent of rape after almost 10 years in jail in Sweden. He was pronounced innocent of the charge of repeatedly raping his daughter. The man was believed to have served the longest time in prison...

Sunday Musings: And What Shall We Discuss At The National Conference, Where, And For How Long? By Mobolaji E. Aluko

My People: When the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue (PACND) submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan in December 2013, in addition to suggesting modalities for the National Conference itself, it recommended thirty-eight main topics (sub-divided into seventy-eight sub-topics). Now in accepting (in January...

Former Ghanaian President Rawlings Seeks Injunction Against Book Launch

Former Ghanaian president, Jerry John Rawlings, has filed a writ at an Accra Fast Track High Court seeking to restrain the country’s former ambassador to the United Kingdom Professor Danso Boafo from going ahead with plans to launch of a book titled 'JJ Rawlings...

South Sudan hunger at its worst since independence in 2011-experts

NAIROBI - More than 40 percent of South Sudan's 11 million people need food aid, the latest analysis shows, the highest hunger levels recorded in the world's youngest country, where fighting erupted 18 months ago. Conflict, high food prices and the worsening economy have pushed...