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I caught my husband in my sister in-law’s bedroom —Wife

The marriage between a Ndola man and his wife has been dissolved after his wife caught him in the bedroom of his late brother’s widow. According to Zambian Observer, Ketty Mfune, 24, sued Samuel Siwale, 32, for divorce in the Chipulukusu Local Court, Zambia,  for allegedly cheating on her with her sisterin-law. She said after…
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Why I dumped banking for photography —Badejo

Victor Badejo, a.k.a. Majesty, is a graduate of the Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) and a former banker. He speaks to SEGUN ADEEKO on his decision to jettison ‘lucrative’ banking and embrace his dream profession, photography.   Banking is generally believed to be a lucrative job, but you left it for photography.…
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She was born during COVID, spent her first 18 days in ICU

Janice Ona Odobo is a one-year-old infant, who after surviving severe jaundice at birth, now needs a Cochlear implant to overcome the hearing loss the disease has caused her. Her mother speaks with IMOLEAYO OYEDEYI on the help the family needs from Nigerians to save her life.   Can you explain what exactly has happened…
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Iluebbey: Remembering a distinguished technocrat

The death of Chief James ILUEBBEY greatly decimated the declining strength of Nigerian patriots. He held his head high far beyond his colleagues as the highest and finest example of decency in the Public Service. He was outstanding as one of the best informed minds and brightest brains among Senior Civil Servants in the then…
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Adamu Adamu, ASUU must not strike again!

NIGERIA is once again sloppily sleepwalking into yet another avoidably stultifying and potentially long-drawn-out ASUU strike that will snap the life out of what remains of our public universities, crush the hopes of hundreds of thousands of young people, and heighten social tensions in an already volatile country. For many months, the Academic Staff Union…
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How my business has thrived despite the harsh economic climate in Nigeria —Abidoye, home decor expert

Despite holding a degree in Biology Education from the Ekiti State University, Abidoye Kehinde runs AR-Craft Company with the mission to provide homes in Nigeria and beyond with dazzling decorations. She speaks with IMOLEAYO OYEDEYI on how her business has been thrivng despite the surging inflation crippling many businesses in the country.   AT a…
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Jesulade, Afolabi break 19-year-old record, bag First Class in LAUTECH

Mary Jesulade and Blessing Afolabi are two out of three students that finished with a First Class, for the first time in the Department of Biochemistry in LAUTECH. They share their journey, challenges and ambitions with ENIOLA OYEMOLADE. After Mary Jesulade sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) three times, with the hope of…
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The deliciousness of garden egg sauce

Egg sauce, combined with yam is one of the breakfast staples in Nigeria, but over the years, eggplants, popularly known as garden egg, when made as sauce, has also been discovered as a staple that can also give delicious taste like that of egg sauce. For those who dislike eggplant due to its somewhat bitter…
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7 dressing rules everyone should learn

There are some obvious, embarrassing and unforgivable mistakes we shouldn’t be making in this modern era. Some of these mistakes happen due to ignorance or negligence. To avoid these mistakes, here are seven dressing rules we should learn. Jacket (for men): The middle button of a jacket should always be closed. The lower should never…
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You can’t please everyone

One day, a man was going to market with his son and his donkey. They met a couple on the way. “Why walk when you have an ass to ride?” called out the husband, “seat the boy on the ass.” “I would like that,” said the boy, “help me up father.” And the father did…
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Speaking your spouse’s language for marital bliss

The thought for this piece came to me through the usage of my handset functions. There is a particular function I love to use on the phone, but I could not for a long time, because I didn’t know how to access it until a few weeks ago that I had a breakthrough with the…
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Getting Nigeria back on track

In private and public conversations about the country, one thing seems to be crystal clear: this nation has derailed. We are no longer on the path to the place where we ought to be. Even more painful, we don’t seem to know where we are. So, this week on WhatsApp Conversation, the question is; what…
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Henkel to support communities with creation of local entrepreneurs

In furtherance of its objective to see to Nigeria’s socio-economic development through job availability for the growing population, Henkel Nigeria has restated its commitment to contribute to job creation in the country through the support to local entrepreneurs across the country. It seeks to achieve this through the expansion of its Street-Smart Entrepreneur (SSE) corporate…
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NASEI, NGO’s to build skill acquisition centre in Kebbi

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure in collaboration with a Kebbi State-based NGO, the Khadimiyya for Justice Initiative and Development (KJID) and the Khadi Malami Foundation are to set up a skill acquisition centre in Bagudo Local Government Area of Kebbi State. In a press statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of Khadimiyya…
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Folarin facilitates ICT training for traders, artisans

Senator Teslim Folarin representing Oyo Central District has charged trainees in Information Communication Technology (ICT) from his constituency to see the training as an opportunity to diversify in their trades and further enhance their businesses. Folarin, who spoke at the closing of the training he facilitated for his constituents in Oyo West and Afijio local…
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Ekiti 2022: Kolawole picks governorship nomination form, says ‘We’ll deliver Ekiti for PDP’

Immediate past Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Kolawole has obtained his expression of interest and nomination forms, to contest the 2022 governorship election in the state. The forms were purchased on Friday, at the PDP National Headquarters, Abuja by the Director-General of his campaign, Hon. Segun Adekola and…
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Boko Haram terrorists now training bandits in Kaduna, other North-West states ― Military sources

A large group of Boko Haram terrorists have moved out of their base in North-East Nigeria to join forces with criminal gangs and bandits in the nNorth-West where they are engaged in weapons training and kidnapping, military sources told Agence France Presse (AFP) on Friday. Boko Haram’s Islamic State-allied rivals have been consolidating their grip…
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Gana’s 2nd in command arrested

One Aondofa Kefas aka Azonto, a militia leader and successor to the late Terwase Akwaza aka Gana has been arrested. The militia leader who succeeded Gana, Benue terrorist gang leader was said to have been arrested in a joint operation in Taraba axis on Thursday. Azonto was said to have terrorised communities in the Ukum…
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Goose that’s laying the golden egg for Nigeria about to die, says ex-Emir of Kano, Sanusi

Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has predicted that Nigeria’s economy is about to collapse. This was even as he warned that oil which he called the goose laying the ‘golden egg’ for Nigeria is about to die. He made this assertion while speaking at the ‘day two’ of the Kaduna Investment Summit on…
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Corps member assault: NAWOJ demands stringent action against officer, compensation for victim

The National President of the Nigeria Women of Journalists (NAWOJ), Ladi Bala has called on the Nigerian Army to effect stringent sanctions on the assaulting officer who made an NYSC member knelt down while she dehumanized her. Ladi said the action by the commissioned officer was unacceptable, provocative and condemnable in its entirety and demanded…
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Court remands dismissed police officer over alleged killing of teenager

A Yaba Chief Magistrate Court has remanded a dismissed Police officer, Sergeant Samuel Philips in prison custody for allegedly murdering a teenager, at her home. Chief Magistrate Mrs Adeola Adedayo gave the remand order pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution. The accused whose residential address was not given, was charged before the…
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Ikpeazu condemns police shooting of protesting students over alleged rape of 3 by RRS

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has condemned in strongest terms, the Thursday shooting by some police officers at the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba during a protest by students of the institution. The students were protesting, among other things, an alleged rape by Personnel of Rapid Response Squad, a female Student of Accounting, who pleaded…
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Ahead of PDP ward congress, Arapaja preaches peace, unity

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Vice Chairman South West, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja charged party faithful that winning and losing are all outcomes in any democratic setting. However, there is the need for aspirants for political office to approach the process knowing that peace and unity are sacrosanct. Arapaja made the charge ahead of the PDP…
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Gidi box office’s ‘13 Letters’ set for October 1 cinema release

October 1 is always a new beginning for Nigeria as a country, and what better way to celebrate it than with a new, entertaining movie fresh off the wood. This year, movie lovers will be getting their first view of Gidi Box Office’s debut film ’13 Letters’, directed by Kayode Peters. The romance drama laced…
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2023: Help us clean up the Voters Register, INEC pleads with NPC

Ahead next general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has pleaded with the National Population Commission (NPC) to assist it to clean up the Voter’s Register. Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the plea on Friday when the Chairman, NPC, Isa Kwara paid him a courtesy visit. The INEC Chairman specifically said…
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FG voted N8.9trn for infrastructure ― Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has stated that the current President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government had voted N8.9Trillion for infrastructural development across the country in the last six years. Speaking at a ceremony marking the 34 years of the creation of Akwa Ibom State in Uyo, the state capital, the Vice President explained…
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At United Nations, Buhari expresses concern over unconstitutional takeover of power in West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has raised the alarm over the recent trend of unconstitutional takeover of power in some West African countries, urging world leaders to reject such acts. According to Buhari, such unconstitutional takeovers, sometimes in reaction to unilateral changes of constitutions by some leaders, should not be tolerated by the international community. In his…
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(FOR THE RECORD): Buhari’s speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly

Mr. President, Let me, on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, congratulate you on your well-deserved election as President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. I would like to assure you of the full support and cooperation of the Nigerian delegation throughout your tenure. I would like to commend…
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‘We don’t want unnecessary provocations from our neighbours,’ Obi of Ogwashi-Uku warns

The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, HRM Obi Ifechukwude Aninshi Okonjo II, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, has appealed to his neighbouring communities to eschew provocative utterances and misrepresentation of facts over which kingdom Otulu community belongs. The monarch is the brother of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and current Director-General of the…
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How to Identify ID Fraud

ID frauds and thefts are on the rise.  Despite effective technologies and robust security measures, the identity thieves seem to find new and creative ways to steal personal information of other people. The victim’s identity is used to open a new account or take over his other accounts for airlines, hotels, or insurance policies. According…
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Bauchi set to recruit 111 medical doctors, 220 midwives to improve health sector services

Worried by the dearth of Medical Doctors in its secondary health facilities which is negatively affecting healthcare delivery services, the Bauchi State government is to conduct recruitment exercises to engage 111 medical Doctors and 220 midwives who will fill the existing vacuum to address the shortage of manpower in the sector. The disclosure was made…
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2021 IGBO DAY: Ohanaeze prescribes prayerful celebration

The 2021 Edition of Igbo Day Celebration, which takes place, on September 29, every year will be observed in all the Igbo communities all over the world in a unique way. According to the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chiedozieze Alex Ogbonni, the celebration is in conformity with the express directives of the royal…
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AAUA moves against indecent dressing on campus

The Senate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State has warned the students of the school against indecent dressing, threatening to rusticate any student involved in any form of indecent dressing on the campus. This was contained in a circular at the end of the Senate meeting and signed by the registrar of…
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Aisha Buhari demands more women representation in conflict resolution

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has in New York called for more women representation in formal peace and security processes to complement the efforts of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM). Speaking at Luncheon on “Accelerating Women, Peace and Security in Africa within the SDG Agenda” at the margin of the 76th United Nations…
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Anambra gets new NSCDC Commandant

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has posted a new Commandant, Everestus Obiyo, to Anambra State. Tribune Online gathered that the new Commandant replaces Vincent Ogu, who was the State Commandant in Anambra State for about four months. Edwin Okadigbo, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, noted in a statement made available to newsmen…
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Stakeholders meet over year 2021 Gombe citizens accountability report

As the year 2021 is in its last quarter thereby paving the way for assessment of its performance, Stakeholders from the Gombe South zone of Gombe State who are mostly comprising rural dwellers have met with civil society organisations and officials of the state Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in order to appraise the…
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Pantami’s appointment as professor conditions him to teach, research ― FUTO

The newly appointed professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Information and Communication Technology of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim is yet to resume his duties in the institution almost six months after his appointment. Dr Ibrahim, the current Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, whose appointment took effect…
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Lagos APC faction to hold parallel congress October 16

A faction within the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Lagos4Lagos Movement has unveiled the list of state executive members for its congress scheduled to hold October 16. The list was made public by the Lead Visioner of the movement, Dr Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran at the state secretariat, on Thursday, while displaying…
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FG may file fresh charges against Sunday Igboho ―Malami

THE Federal Government may file a fresh action against Yoruba secessionist agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, following the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour.  The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…
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PDCRM inducts 12 business leaders to enhance human capacity, national development

THE Institute of Personality Development and Customer Relationship Management (IPDCRM) has inducted 12 business leaders to enhance mutual benefit, human capacity and national development.  The induction was held during the 2021 Corporate Charisma Conference and Award of the Institute, recently with the theme “Personality development and personal relationship management: a road map to unleashing greatness…
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No going back on million-man march by Yoruba nation today —Akintoye

AHEAD of today’s grand finale of the million-man freedom march by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self- Determination (NINAS), holding opposite the United Nations’ (UN) headquarters in New York, United States, all the indigenous people of the South and Middle-Belt in the United States and Canada have been urged to troop out in their…
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FUTO alumni write institution, want explanation on Pantami’s professorship

Worried by the recent damaging articles against the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), the leadership of the Alumni Association of the institution has written to the management of FUTO and issued a seven-day ultimatum within which the university is to reply on the circumstances leading to the recent appointment of Dr Isa Ali Pantami…
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Assault on corps member: Army arrests female officer

Following a viral video in the social media showing a female Nigerian Army officer of the Nigerian Army assaulting a female National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member, the Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police, NACMP, have arrested the officer shown in the video. The video was first posted by the Calabar, Cross River State based…
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Collection of VAT by FIRS remains —Malami

THE Federal Government says the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) will continue to collect Value Added Tax (VAT), following the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the matter.  The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York while speaking on the…
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Two camps emerge over zoning of offices in PDP

THERE were indications, on Thursday, of the emergence of two distinct power groups from within and outside the 44-member committee set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to work out the zoning formula to be adopted for the election of new national officers in October.  The development is coming as the committee had its…
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College graduates seven teenage Qu’ran memorisers

A week after unveiling its N200 million ultramodern hostel and classrooms for the Lekki Qur’an Memorisation College, the Lekki Muslim Ummah, an umbrella organisation of all Muslims in Lekki Peninsula of Lagos State, has graduated seven teenage Qur’an memorisers amidst pomp and ceremony. The graduands, who have been certified for successfully memorising the entire chapters…
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Beyond Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (IV)

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Almighty Allah says in Holy Qur’an, Ankabut, 29:20-22: “Say: ‘Travel through the earth and see how God did originate creation; so will God produce a later creation: for God has power over all things. He punishes whom He pleases, and He grants mercy to whom He…
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Veteran journalist advocates improved reading culture among Muslims

A veteran journalist, Dr Femi Abbas, has lamented what he called the poor reading culture among Muslims, saying it portends danger for the Muslim community. He made the remark in Ibadan, Oyo State, while delivering a lecture on media and Islam in contemporary Nigeria at the 14th biennial conference of the Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim…
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Fake news destructive to Nigeria’s unity — Pantami

THE Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Sheikh Isa Pantami, has urged Nigerians, particularly media practitioners, to eschew the spread of fake news, saying it is among the causes of disunity in the country. The minister made the plea in Lagos at an event organised to mark the third anniversary of Muslim News, an Islamic…
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Artisans, students, others benefit as Shariah Council distributes N9m zakat in Oyo

NO fewer than 135 people have benefitted from the 2021 edition of the zakat distribution organised by the Elders Consultative Forum of the Supreme Council for Shariah, Oyo State chapter. At the distribution ceremony held last weekend in Ibadan, the chairman of the forum, Alhaji Lasun Sanusi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said the…
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NBC Universal formats and showmax take ‘The Real Housewives’ to Lagos

The Real Housewives of Lagos is set to debut in 2022 as a Showmax Original.  The leading African streaming service has also renewed ‘The Real Housewives of Durban’ for a second season, after the show broke Showmax records earlier this year in South Africa. Following its success in 50 countries across Africa, ‘The Real Housewives…
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Singer, Sunkanmi, explores various sounds in debut EP ‘Body language’

Not relenting on her desire to release songs for her fans globally, multi-talented singer, songwriter and entertainer, Olasunkanmi Rehanat Alonge better known by her fans as Sunkanmi, has released her first ever Extended Playlist (EP) titled  ‘Body language’. ‘Body Language’ is a fine collection of different ranges of tempo (mid-tempo to high tempo) merging with…
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Heineken unveils James Bond spy missions nationwide

Heineken beer has partnered with the James Bond franchise to bring spy mission executions to Nigerian consumers ahead of the James Bond ‘No Time to Die’ movie release. The dates for the Heineken X Bond missions are September 17th, September 24th, and October 8th across Lagos, Enugu, Port-Harcourt and Abuja. While the movie is expected…
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As finale approaches, the psychology of BBNaija explained…

Friday Treat, with research input from Professor Olusola Ogunnubi (PhD) from the Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ontario, Canada, highlights the psychologies and rationales behind the reality show with possible explanations of the reactions from housemates and how it resonates with viewers. The controversial aspect of reality programming stems from its largely unscripted nature,…
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Help! Inflation now affecting our sex lives — Nigerians

With the continued rise in prices of goods and services in Nigeria, Nigerians have continued to lament about how they have been impacted in various ways, one of particular importance which caught FRIDAY TREAT’s attention recently. In this report, ROTIMI IGE, narrates the reactions of Nigerians to the impact of the rising inflation on sexual activity.…
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Planning for the new school year

With each September comes a fresh academic session; one of the most financially tasking times for parents of school-aged children. Parents have to pay for tuition, textbooks, uniforms and accessories, stationery and supplies. How can parents ensure that this time does not put a big dent in their purses, their peace of mind and even…
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Building people should come before building a brand — Rachael Ogbara, CEO Biramode

Rachael Ogbara is the CEO of Biramode Atelier, a Lagos-based fashion design brand that is fast gaining popularity for its catchy designs and customer satisfaction rate. The graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University shares in this interview by KOLA MUHAMMED her motivation for going into fashion, experience growing a brand in Nigeria, and how she’s empowering…
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Runsewe bags China Man of the Year award

The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has won the China man of the year award at the Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day celebration, Nigeria’s first SGEL cup Chinese Wushu championship final performance and award night in Lagos. The event which rallied people from different spheres of human endeavour was organised…
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Futile revolt of political jobbers in Oyo

CIVIL servants and teachers will form the first line of defence in the impending battle against the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde. His achievements in office are as long as my grandmother’s wrapper.  Unparalleled and fairy-tale projects and programmes that have thrown the state into mouth-gaping wonder. I remember once asking where he got…
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Police must find Lagos DPO’s missing service pistol

There is need for the Commissioner of Police in Lagos to put up a special squad to recover the stolen service pistol of one Divisional Police Officer in Lagos. Many Nigerians were terribly disappointed when the circumstances surrounding the stealing of service pistol belonging to the officer of the Denton Police station, in Lagos State,…
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Presidency’s condemnation of Yoruba nation protesters

THAT Nigeria is passing through one of the most difficult times in its chequered 61 years after independence is not in doubt. Most bizarrely, however, the authorities have often pretended that all is well with the country, glossing over the frightening and precarious state of affairs. Rather than being pragmatic, decisive and firm in tackling…
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NESG holds session on MSME funding ahead of its 27th summit

Tribune Online NESG holds session on MSME funding ahead of its 27th summit The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Community of Practice, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has held a Pre- 27th Nigerian Economic Summit (#NES27) event with the theme “MSMEs Funding…
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We have no mandate to zone president, vice president positions – PDP Zoning Committee 

The meeting of the Zoning Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for national offices of the party ahead of the October 30-31 National Convention ended in Enugu on Thursday without any decision taken on the contentious issue of zoning of the positions of president and vice president. The committee, therefore, adjourned the meeting till…
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Ortom in Enugu, blames Buhari for Nigeria’s woes

As the keynote speaker at the Press Week and Award ceremony of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in Enugu, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for the failure of governance, even as he blamed him for the challenges and problems plaguing the…
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Abia governor launches State Security Fund

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Thursday officially launched the Abia State Security Fund and commencement of the Security Support and Residents’ Card with a call on residents to help the government to drive the initiative by enrolling and obtaining their cards. Speaking while launching the programme at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia, Governor Ikpeazu thanked the immediate…
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Local stock market halts 3-day bullish trend, ASI adds 0.1%

The domestic equities market snapped a three-day bearish trading streak as investors’ late interests in Flourmills and PZ, on Thursday, pushed the benchmark index northward by 0.1 per cent. Specifically, the All Share Index of the Nigerian Exchange Limited, having advanced by 0.1 per cent, settled at 38,874.13 basis points. Accordingly, Month-to-Date and Year-to-Date losses…
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Parents charged on need to give children qualitative education

KANO State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, has said that the only powerful heritable tool parent can give to their children is qualitative and sound education which is capable of liberating them from ignorance. This was just as the commissioner described community participation as one of the best ways to support and improve the…
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PAL Pensions launches ‘Fund VI’, reiterates commitment to innovative service delivery

PAL Pensions, a top pension funds administrator in Nigeria, has announced the launch of Fund VI, the sixth investment fund for its Retirement Savings Account (RSA) holders. The company described the product as a recent addition to the multi-fund structure in a bid to diversify its customers’ investment options. The Managing Director, Mr Funso Doherty,…
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Lagos Smart City: LASG to leverage on technology ― Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State government on Thursday said it will leverage on technology and innovation in its quest of becoming a smart city of relevance. This was as it noted that the main goal of the smart city plan is to optimise city functions and promote economic growth while also improving the quality of life of citizens…
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Govt, firm revalidate N1.9b MoU for phase II of Gombe geographical information systems

In furtherance of the commitment to effective and efficient land administration systems, the Gombe State government has awarded an N1.9b contract for the second phase of the Gombe Geographical information Systems (GOGIS). Speaking on the behalf of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya shortly after the signing of the contract agreement between the government and SIRAJ Nigerian…
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COVID-19: AHBN charges CSOs to track World Bank’s $114.28m grant

Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) has charged Nigerian-based Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to track closely, monitor and ensure accountable, transparent disbursement and utilisation of the US$114.28 million World Bank credit and grant given to the country. The Coordinator, AHBN, Dr Aminu Magashi, made the charge on Thursday in Abuja, to journalists…
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Aggrieved Kwara PDP members reject fresh congress

Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State have protested the planned conduct of a new congress scheduled to hold on Saturday. The aggrieved members, who formed the executives of the party in Ilorin West local government of the state, described the planned congress exercise in the state as illegal. The…
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We demanded $200,000 ransom for our victims ― Kidnap suspect

A kidnap suspect in Owerri, Imo State, identified as Chukwukadebia Nwanosike, has made an open confession that his gang demanded $200,000 ransom before they would release their victims. Nwanosike, who was paraded alongside other suspects at the Imo State Police Command, Owerri, before newsmen said that nothing was paid to them to release their victim…
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FG conducting maintenance works on 41 bridges ― Fashola

The Federal Government (FG) on Thursday said it is currently undertaking maintenance works on 41 bridges across the country. This, it said was in line with its maintenance initiative which has also assessed schools, courts, hospitals, correctional facilities and police buildings with a view to commencing work on them The Minister of Works and Housing,…
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CNPP, PDP Youths condemn call for resignation of CBN gov

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Movement (PYM) has condemned calls by the leadership of PDP asking for the resignation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele over fraud allegations. PDP leadership through the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan had earlier, on Thursday, in…
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Interference of politics eroded past economic gains ― Former Senate Leader

Former Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Rafiu Ibrahim, on Thursday, said that interference of politics in matters of economics by the current President Muhammadu Buhari government has eroded gains recorded during the regimes of Charles Soludo and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi governors’ of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Senator said…
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If all Muslims pay zakat regularly, poverty level in Nigeria will reduce drastically ― Cleric

The Secretary-General of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State, Sheikh Tajudeen Adewunmi, has said that the level of poverty will reduce drastically if every Muslim in Nigeria can pay their zakats regularly. While canvassing the regular payment of zakat, Adewunmi attributed the high level of poverty to poor welfare. He stated this…
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Insecurity: Reps to probe leakage of classified security documents

The House of Representatives on Thursday unveiled plans to conduct a detailed investigation into the leakage of classified security documents to the public. The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion on the ‘Need to address leakage of classified security documents to the public,’ sponsored by Hon Samuel Adejare. Adejare who expressed…
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Power reform: Reps move to ease electricity contracts from Public Procurement Act

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed through second reading, a bill that seeks to exclude the application of Public Procurement Act to contracts in the power sector. The lawmakers also approved the provisions for the establishment of the Rural Electrification & Renewable Energy Agency and the National Power Training Institute. The 36 clauses adopted…
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Reps urge FG to secure release of illegally detained Nigerians abroad

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to intervene and secure the immediate release of Nigerians who are currently being detained illegally in the various prisons outside the country The House, in addition, wants the Federal Government to use diplomatic means to assist Nigerians who were wrongly convicted and were being detained…
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UNGA: PDP reports Buhari to UN on terrorism, right violations, corruption

As President Muhammadu Buhari is set to address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the world body and other democratic institutions to query the president on the role of his administration in the escalation of terrorism, violation of rights,…
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FG to use army, navy, civil defence officers to combat crude oil theft in Niger Delta

The Federal Government said operatives of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Nigerian Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) would be effectively used in the fight against crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region of the country. To achieve success in this regard, the Federal Government, on Thursday, set up an Inter-Ministerial Committee on the recovery…
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‘Okirika’ revamped as Nollywood stars, StarTimes collaborate on new comedy series

Okirika, that rowdy yet dramatic and sometimes hilarious market for used wears, will be churned into a comedy series produced by Muka Ray and sponsored by the entertainment platform, StarTimes. With a prominent cast lined up for the comedy series, drawn from social media comedians and mainstream actors, the storyline is written to tickle the…
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Obaseki supports Edo farmers, flags off N-CARES programme

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Thursday, flagged off the Nigeria Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) programme to support over 12,494 smallholder farmers across the state with farm inputs. Obaseki, during the event, which was held in the Umuegbe community in Oredo Local Government Area of the state, said the state…
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How my new EP, ‘The Step’ will push my career to new heights ― Mr Sab

Having discovered his passion for music at the age of 13, fast-rising music sensation and dance crooner, Walson Prince Ikenna, otherwise known as Mr Sab has said his new EP, ‘The Step’ which will be released in November will no doubt change his music game. The Afrobeat and pop artist who disclosed that he is…
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KW-IRS wins appeal judgement against firm

Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) has won an appeal judgement in the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division against a consulting firm, Mazars Consulting, over N567.7 million claims. The appellate court, in an unanimous decision, read by the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division, U.I. Ndukwe-Anyanwu, struck out the entire claims of…
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Flood disaster: NEMA distributes agricultural inputs to 2,463 farmers in Ogun

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed agricultural inputs on behalf of the federal government to no fewer than 2,463 farmers in Ogun State, as a result of flood disaster in 2020. This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Director-General of the Agency, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, at the flag-off distribution of the items which…
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Gov Bello swears in Justice Olorunfemi as Kogi Chief Judge

Hon. Justice Richard Olorunfemi has been sworn in as the fifth Kogi State Chief Judge, with a call on him to uphold the dispensation of justice without fear or favour. Hon. Justice Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman was also sworn in as the President of the Customary Court of Appeal. Justice Richard Olorunfemi was administered the…
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JA Nigeria, Sigma Pensions equip youths with digital skills

Junior Achievement Nigeria (JA Nigeria) has recently partnered with one of its board members, Sigma Pensions Limited, to equip 100 youths with digital skills through a five-day intensive digital boot camp programme. According to the organisers of the programme, which was held in Abuja, it was part of their commitment to building a generation of…
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Wike should urgently reactivate flood control master plan in Rivers ―Dakuku Peterside

The 2015 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr Dakuku Peterside has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to urgently reactivate the drainage master plan put in place by his predecessor, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi. Dr Peterside spoke against the terrible flooding being experienced in several parts of Port Harcourt and Rivers…
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Police kill car snatcher, recover vehicle, guns in Delta

A car snatcher has been shot dead in Umunede along the busy Benin-Asaba expressway in Delta State by the police while two members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries. The Lexus  350 Jeep which was snatched from the owner at gunpoint in Warri last Saturday, a locally made pistol loaded with a live cartridge…
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GE partners Me Cure to deliver quality cancer care in West Africa

GE Healthcare has partnered with Me Cure Healthcare Ltd, one of Nigeria’s leading healthcare providers, to provide qualitative cancer care delivery in West Africa. To achieve this, GE Healthcare recently presented its latest solutions during the ARCON conference held in Nigeria, with focus on bringing cutting edge technologies to the region to increase accessibility and…
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We regret supporting Buhari in 2015 —Northern Elders Forum spokesman

SPOKESMAN of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said Nigerians regretted supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 against the former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan.  Speaking on Arise TV’s breakfast programme, ‘The Morning Show,’ on Tuesday, Baba-Ahmed said, “Is there any Nigerian who is not disappointed in President Buhari, including the die-hard All Progressives Congress (APC)…
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Without self-care, universal health coverage will elude Nigerians — FG

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to the health of Nigerians with the entrenchment of self-care into the health care system in a bid to ensure that individuals, families and the community are responsive to their health. Director, Reproductive Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Kayode Afolabi, who made this known…
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FG to prosecute terror sponsors —Malami

ATTORNEY-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, has disclosed that the Federal Government has identified sponsors of terrorism and is determined to prosecute them.  The Federal Government has been working to leave no stone unturned in the prosecution of Boko Haram financiers and in its fight against terrorism in the country. …
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2023: Northern PDP insists on presidency, meet zoning committee today

DESPITE agitation for a review of the zoning arrangement in the erstwhile ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party power brokers from the North may ultimately win the power game as they continue to galvanise support for the position of presidency.  A party source told Nigerian Tribune that leaders from the North in…
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North groaning, yearning for restructuring — Bugaje

A former member of the House of Representatives, Dr Usman Bugaje, has described as entirely wrong, notions that the North is against restructuring, arguing that northerners are groaning un- der a terrible federal system being operated in Nigeria.  According to Bugaje, the North is suffocating, suffering from violence, lack of good livelihood and even more…
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Stakeholders lament inconsistencies in malaria test results in Oyo

Following the disparity in test positivity rate on malaria in outpatient clinics and medical laboratories in Oyo State, stakeholders have called for the review in the use of malaria diagnosis services across the state. Oyo State Malaria programme officer, Mrs Elizabeth Adeleke, who spoke at the Oyo State Malaria Technical Working Group meeting, recalled that…
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We can’t say govt shouldn’t borrow —Senate President

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, justified the rising external debt profile of the country under President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Senator Lawan in his concluding remarks shortly after the debates that followed Senator Olamilekan Adeola presentation of the Senate Joint Committee on the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper…
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Oyo spends N70 million monthly on Covid-19 treatment, isolation centres

The Oyo State government says it spends N70 million monthly on the treatment of Covid-19, in its infection disease isolation centres. Permanent secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Health, Dr Mufutau Ayoola, who made the disclosure at the opening of the 2021 Pharmacy Week of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter, stated that the…
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