THE Edo widow controversy is a poignant illustration of the power of the media in a democracy. The Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had gone out on a routine inspection and stumbled upon a woman who was selling her articles of trade on an unauthorised spot on the road, thus blocking the traffic.He ordered his officials to confiscate the woman's goods. When the woman went on ...
The U.K government has signed an agreement with the Nigerian government to implement the 2050 Pathways Calculator in Nigeria. The 2050 Calculator, which would allow users to look at the potential effects of different scenarios for energy supply and demand within a county over the next forty years, according to British High Commissioner, Dr Andrew Pocock, "is a modelling tool, which can be ...
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JOS -- A health worker in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State is on the run after allegedly stealing a one-week old baby from her mother while posing to be a well wisher.The suspect (name withheld) was reported to have disappeared with the baby whom she offered to carry while the mother's stitches were being removed at the clinic. The mother had been delivered of the baby through ...
BY BEN AGANDEABUJA--The Federal Government yesterday took the initiative to decongest existing ports in the country as it approved a $1.35billion contract for the construction of a new Deep Sea Port in Lekki, Lagos State.Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, who briefed State House Correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, said the project, which was expected to be ...
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For his directorial debut, it is not particularly surprising that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman decided to helm a screen adaption of Jack Goes Boating, the 2007 off-Broadway play by Robert Glaudini, himself a veteran character actor, which Hoffmans production company stag ... ...
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By AMAKA ABAYOMI, LAJU ARENYEKA & IKENNA ASOMBADespite the ultimatum given by the Federal Government to the striking university lecturers to call off the strike or face the risk of being sacked, the lecturers have remained resolute in their stand, saying they would only shift ground when government does the right thing.Recall that the Federal Government, through the Supervising Minister of ...
The Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) has faulted plans by the new owners of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN)to increase electricity tariff, asserting that it is inappropriate and uncalled ...
*Names will be forwarded to CCB tribunal for prosecutionBy Ikechukwu NnochiriABUJA--The Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, yesterday, disclosed that over 362,112 public officers, comprising chief executives and political office holders it invited to present their personal assets for verification refused to do ...
President Goodluck Jonathan left Abuja Tuesday morning with his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan. She is expected to see her doctors in a German hospital.Although details of the visit were shrouded in secrecy as the president left with only about three of his trusted aides, it was gathered that the First Lady will see her doctors before they leave for France on Friday where the president is expected ...
Nigerian football fans are excited over the nomination of five of the nation's top players for the 2013 edition of the Glo CAF Awards scheduled for Lagos on January, 9th, 2014. It is the highest for any country.The Confederation of African Football recently released the list of twenty five African players shortlisted for the prestigious soccer award. The five Nigerian footballers on the ...
By Emeka Mamah, CLIFFORD NDUJIHE, DAPO AKINREFON, CHARLES KUMOLU & Chris OchayiOutrage, yesterday, greeted the proposal for a single term for the president and governors by the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, describing it as another form of tenure elongation.Among those that spoke against the proposal were All Progressives Congress, APC; Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF; ...
riders stormed the streets in protest against the killing of a colleague by a commercial bus. The motorcyclist was riding along Orege area, Ajegunle, when the commercial bus hit him, Tuesday evening.Following the incident, the victim’s colleagues force the driver to take him to the hospital in the area.It was gathered that doctors in the hospital referred the victim to the GeneralHospital ...
By Sebastine ObasiElectricity consumers have said that there was no justification for the rising estimated bills handed to them by the Distribution Companies, DISCOs, in view of the worsening power supply situation in the country.They also condemned the recent suspension of the installation of pre-paid meters, which they said could reduce the burden of crazy billings.The public outcry came even ...
BY Clara Nwachukwu & ONYEGBADUE AMAMDIEach interested participant in the upcoming marginal fields bid round is expected to pay about N3 million to be pre-qualified to ...
By EMMANUEL AZIKEN, POLITICAL EDITORA couple of second term governors in the country are aiming to step up to the Senate when they leave office in 2015. The move is in some cases orchestrated by their associates, and sometimes, the enemies of the incumbent senators representing the governors. Here and there, the intrigues are inspiring opportunistic political tackles across the land.Governor ...
When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.
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Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift won top awards at the 2013 American Music Awards, held at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles.
Swift was awarded the Artist of the Year award, Favorite Album (Country) award, Favorite Female Artist (Country) and the Favorite Female Artist (Pop or Rock) award, Us Magazine reported.
Timberlake was awarded the Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock award, Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R and B award and the award for Favorite Album, Soul/R and B. (ANI)
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