Friday, June 22, 2018

Taiwo Adebulu

    Got to Europe on student visa, warned Nigerians about Libya… meet Iwobi, the first black Italian senator

Got to Europe on student visa, warned Nigerians about Libya… meet Iwobi, the first black Italian senator

At the age of 22, Toni Iwobi left Nigeria for Europe on a student visa. 40 years down the line, he emerged as the first black man elected to the upper legislative house in Italy. Before him, two blacks - Jean-Leonard Touadi and Cecilie Kyenge – were elected lawmakers but in the lower chamber. This means that Iwobi shattered the [...]

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    Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

Olubadan, Adeleke witness launch of Airtel 4G in Ibadan

With a mission to provide a fast and reliable internet service to its teeming customers, Airtel Nigeria has launched its first 4G network in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west; Moses Adeyemo, deputy governor of Oyo; Saliu Adetunji, olubadan of Ibadan land, were among the dignitaries who converged on the Ibadan Civic Centre for the launch.The leading [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How electricity distribution officials racketeer, extort customers in need of prepaid meters

INVESTIGATION: How electricity distribution officials racketeer, extort customers in need of prepaid meters

Disguised, for two weeks, as a desperate customer in need of a prepaid meter, TAIWO ADEBULU investigates racketeering rings among officials of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC). In this report, he details how the officials source for prepaid meters from local producers, vend them in the black market to extort customers who can part with a huge sum for the [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How Ondo community was left at the mercy of the sea after N6.2bn shore protection contract

INVESTIGATION: How Ondo community was left at the mercy of the sea after N6.2bn shore protection contract

On December 15, 2004, four years after the establishment of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the shore protection works for Ayetoro, a coastal community in Ilaje local government area of Ondo state, designed with a geotube technology which is the first of its kind in Africa, was awarded by the commission but later re-awarded in 2009 after the project [...]

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