Fri. Jun 24th, 2022

Month: March 2022

OYO State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, pledged to donate  N500m for the construction of the 671 Air Force Base located in Ajia area of Ibadan, Oyo State. The governor, who announced the donation while performing the official ground-breaking of the Air Force Base, commended personnel for contributing to stemming the tide of insecurity in…


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A United States Court has jailed a Nigerian, Sobanke Adereti, for passport fraud and attempted bank fraud. A US Attorney, Brit Featherston, stated that the 24-year-old Adereti pleaded guilty to the charges on October 25, 2021, and was sentenced to 33 months in a federal prison by the district judge, Jeremy Kernodle. According to the…


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THE Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has advised Nigerian Muslims to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1443AH from Friday. The council’s Director of Administration, Zubairu Usman-Ugwu, said in a statement on Thursday that the search for the new moon should commence immediately after sunset on Friday, April 1, 2022, which is…


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An indigenous ride-hailing company, Univasa, has launched Verify and Pay, an innovative digital payment platform, to reshape public transportation and ease the payment system in Nigeria. The firm said through Verify and Pay, passengers hailing a cab can scan the barcode on the taxi to confirm the details of the driver and the vehicle, input…


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LEKKI residents, under the aegis of Lekki Peninsula Phase 1 Residents Association, have asked the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to suspend the planned resumption of toll at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge and the Lekki-Epe Expressway. In an open letter to the governor on Tuesday, signed by the association’s Chairman, Yomi Idowu, the residents raised…


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Premium malt brand, Amstel Malta has pledged its support for the 8th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. According to a statement, the event is an eight-day celebration of African entertainment and is focused on recognising the achievement of African filmmakers during the preceding year. The event is scheduled to hold in the…


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Cancer has remained a dominant terminal disease in the world. Anyone who hears the word, cancer, dreads it. Most individuals in the world still see cancer as a death sentence despite advancements in technology in treating the disease. According to medical news today, cancer is described as a disease that results when cellular changes cause…


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Nigeria is a country stranded in dereliction, sleepwalking from one avoidable tragedy to another, never learning any lessons. Last Monday’s blasting of rail lines and subsequent attacks meted to passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna route, the second in six months, is a story of incompetence, muddle and ineptitude. As in previous tragedies, official action begins after…


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I never got the impression that Biodun Baiyewu writes good plays until I watched her play, Beere, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, recently. Biodun is the Executive Director of Global Rights, an NGO, and we were together at the 2009 creative writing workshop organised by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Years did pass before I got…


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