Sunday, August 4, 2019

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    Charles Okah sentenced to life imprisonment

Charles Okah sentenced to life imprisonment

A federal high court in Abuja has sentenced Charles Okah to life imprisonment over his involvement in the bomb blasts in Warri, Delta state, on March 15, 2010, and Abuja on October 1 of the same year.Sentenced alongside Okah was Obi Nwabueze. They were said to have planned the attacks with Henry, the elder brother of Charles, who is serving his own [...]

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    The child that refused to grow

The child that refused to grow

BY ABAYOMI BAMIDELE ADISANigeria, you are now 57 years. Your birthday brings a mixture of excitement and pains to my heart. You have been crawling for 57years. Your mates are running. They are breaking grounds in technology, arts, healthcare delivery, social welfare, security, research among others. But you have been busy doing nothing. You cannot even treat yourself when you [...]

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    Buhari visits troops in Maiduguri

Buhari visits troops in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari is in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to celebrate the 57th independence anniversary with troops.A source at the presidency confirmed this on Sunday.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, also confirmed that the president was on his way to Maiduguri.In his independence day message earlier in the day, the president praised the military [...]

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    Fighting Nigeria’s number one enemy

Fighting Nigeria’s number one enemy

October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom.Over the years the country has gone through trials and tribulations, but October 1st is always a day for celebrations.It is a day for thanksgiving, reflection and re-dedication. It is also a day for [...]

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    Nigerians disagree on value of Independence

Nigerians disagree on value of Independence

A cross section of Nigerians on Wednesday expressed mixed feelings over the celebration of the country’s 54th Independence anniversary.While some believe that it is worth celebrating because the country is still united despite numerous challenges, others maintained that the atmosphere is unripe for celebration because of the high rate of insecurity in some parts of the country.Adelodun Obaseki, a member [...]

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    Lagos postpones school resumption to October 8

Lagos postpones school resumption to October 8

The Lagos state government has postponed resumption in all public primary and secondary schools within the state till October 8, 2014.On September 5, the federal government had directed schools all over the country to resume on September 22, after expressing satisfaction with the progress made in containing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Five days later, Lagos state commissioner for health, Jide [...]

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