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    Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says leaders who have the interest of the people at heart do not kill to serve. Emmanuel said this at an event in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday. The governor said he had information that some groups of people were planning to foment trouble in the state during the general election. There have been reports [...]

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    ‘You’re shedding crocodile tears’ — Garba Shehu blasts northern, southern elders over killings

‘You’re shedding crocodile tears’ — Garba Shehu blasts northern, southern elders over killings

Garna Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says some elders who recently raised the alarm over the high rate of insecurity are shedding crocodile tears. After a one-day summit, leaders across the country issued a communique, accusing the federal  government of incompetence in tackling insecurity. The leaders — from the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Afenifere, Ohaeneze Ndigbo, and Pan Niger Delta Forum [...]

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    Anglican primate describes act of blaming past governments as ‘moral evil’

Anglican primate describes act of blaming past governments as ‘moral evil’

Nicholas Okoh, primate of the church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), has warned leaders against shifting blame to others after being elected into power. He said it is "moral evil" for an elected public servant to blame past administrations for challenges being experienced by Nigerians, rather than improve the lives of the citizens. Okoh said this on Sunday in his presidential address to [...]

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    Nigerians must vote in the right leaders in 2019, says Ibori

Nigerians must vote in the right leaders in 2019, says Ibori

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, has urged Nigerians to hold their leaders accountable by exercising their franchise in the 2019 general election. Ibori, who is also the publisher of The Independent Newspapers, asked Nigerians to take the ongoing continuous voter registration seriously, adding that "your voter card is your strength". The ex-governor spoke on Thursday during the newspaper's annual thanksgiving service in [...]

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    It is not what a man has that is important, it is what a man is

It is not what a man has that is important, it is what a man is

Rene Descartes’ quote ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’, which means ‘I think, therefore I am’ has always resonated with me. It was one of the favourite quotes of my Latin tutor. It is a rationalisation of our existence. The mere fact that we can think, is affirmation that truly we, as humans, exist and not just in a mere dream. This thinking [...]

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    Every year, Nigerians ‘spend $1bn’ on medical treatment abroad

Every year, Nigerians ‘spend $1bn’ on medical treatment abroad

Ebun Bamgboye, clinical director, St. Nicholas Hospital, says Nigerians who seek medical treatment abroad spend at least $1 billion every year According to Habib Balogun, spokesman of Leap Communications, Bamgboye said this at a programme which Bridge Clinic and Pathcare,  held in Lagos. Bamgboye said medical experts used the occasion to canvass a healthcare revolution, urging public and private sector institutions to [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: The people who put Buhari in power are the ones who removed Jonathan

Fani-Kayode: The people who put Buhari in power are the ones who removed Jonathan

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, says the same individuals who wantonly pilfered Nigeria's coffers for decades are still in charge of the nation's affairs. In a statement posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday, the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign described the powerful persons as "hidden hands" who have determined every president Nigeria has ever had. "Many talk about corruption [...]

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