Author: Popoola Babalola

The Ondo State Reconciliation Committee constituted by the South West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday submitted divergent reports at the party’s South West office in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The reports of the committee, which was submitted in two different bound copies by its Chairman, Ambassador Toye Olofintuyi, was unlike those from other states in the zone. Olofintuyi attributed the divergence in the reports to the appointment of Zonal Working Committee members into the reconciliation committee, saying this gave room for personal interest. Chief Ishola Filani, the Caretaker Chairman of the PDP in the zone, however,…

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The Senate President, David Mark, has urged the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation to do everything humanly possible to pick the 2014 World Cup ticket. The Public Hearing on a Bill for an Act to repeal the Nigerian Football Association Act Cap N110 law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and enact the Nigerian Football Federation Act to provide for the administration of the game of football in Nigeria and for related matters (SB.138), was held on Thursday at the Senate Conference Room of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja and it was there Mark admonished the leadership of the…

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a Lebanese for orchestrating the kidnap of his aunt and demanding a ransom of N100 million. The suspect, Mohammed Dannawi, told journalists that he planned the kidnapped of his 61-year-old aunt, Essa Dannawi, not because of the ransom, but because he wanted to punish her just as she had punished him and his wife. Dannawi however would not state how Essa punished him and his wife, to have warranted the kidnapping of his aunt. Apparently determined to teach his aunt a lesson, Mohammed planned the kidnap with his aunt’s former staff, Obi Kwentua.…

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The visit of Mr. President to us last week was not fortuitous. It was a culmination of our long-standing yearning, and a fulfilment of his personal commitment to the development of our zone, the broadening of our developmental infrastructure and our quest for expansive and sustainable development

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The Nigerian was spotted by Everton officials during an away draw at White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur. Despite enjoying the lion’s share of the chances, Spurs were unable to break down the visitors and Onazi looked composed and mature in his treatment of Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Mousa Dembele

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration has established a Technical Committee on Community Based Health Insurance Scheme in order to ensure affordable access to healthcare services in rural communities in the territory. There are currently 861 communities in the six Area Councils of the FCT. The Minister of State for the FCT, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, who inaugurated the Committee on Thursday in Abuja, said the scheme aimed to protect the rural poor from the burden of paying for healthcare directly from their pockets. Akinjide said: “The FCT Community Based Health Insurance Scheme aimed at providing access to healthcare services for the…

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“Onowu Obosi” or “Chief,” as he was fondly called by friends and
colleagues, joined NAN on December 1, 1989 and rose through the ranks to become a Quality Control Editor until his death

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Founder and President of Slok Group, Dr. Orji Kalu, has identified partnerships as key to business growth and expansion. Kalu said this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Slok Group of Nigeria and the Prime Group of India at the residence of the Founder/Chairman of Prime Group, Padmashree Surinder Mehta. Kalu traced the history of how Slok Group started as a one man trading company and grew to a conglomerate with vast interests in shipping, banking and insurance, publishing, real estate, agriculture, oil and gas, logistics among others. He further stated that due to the desire of…

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Busty Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola, has perfected plans to sue her estranged journalist friend, Bukola Fasuyi, for defamation of character. Fasuyi had claimed in an interview that she introduced Daramola to Kayode Salako. And she in turn snatched him with juju from his matrimonial home. Available information reaching The Eagle Online revealed that Daramola has contacted her lawyer to sue Fasuyi for defamation of character and assassination threat. And Fasuyi, when she appears in court, will have to prove that Daramola indeed used diabolical means to snatch Salako from his wife. However, Fasuyi’s reaction in a soft sell journal this…

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1. Lai Mohammed you are a wise man. Had you selected another person as the presenter of this book, I would have protested. No, I would have issued a public statement railing against his action. Lai is a brother and friend who reflect the best of human nature. He is honest, intelligent, faithful, and industrious. I am indeed honored to present this book. 2. This book is entitled Witness to History: Action Congress of Nigeria and the struggle for Democracy, Liberty and Justice. Due to his modesty, Lai calls himself a witness. I disagree. If I had decided the title,…

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I would like to appreciate the Management and Staff of Bayero University, Kano for inviting me to the historic city of Kano, and the house of the late iconic politician whose doggedness in the fight against injustice and his quest for the flourishing of the rule of law in Nigeria is unparalleled. The legacies of Malam Aminu Kano are unquantifiable and inescapably admired today principally for his firm stand on the path of truth, human rights and empowerment of the Talakawa, whom he viewed as a social group

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