EDO GOV RACE: Oshiomhole has right to pick his successor — Odion

EDO GOV RACE: Oshiomhole has right to pick his successor — Odion

I have read some comments lately in the newspapers where some people said Oshiomhole should not be a godfather in this election because of their belief that Oshiomhole prefers one of his aides to succeed him. Those raising issues on it are misreading the lessons of history. It will be strange if after serving Edo for seven years, Oshiomhole does not take interest in who succeeds him. Having built something, it will be very strange…

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Until 2015, we didn’t know Faleke in Kogi — Atte

Until 2015, we didn’t know Faleke in Kogi — Atte

A Transition Committee has the serious objective of preparing the ground for a smooth take off of a new administration. We have a State which has been so mismanaged by previous administrations that one can describe Kogi as a “failed State”.    Any new and serious minded administration needs to do a fundamental appraisal of where we are and introduce radical and fundamental policy, administrative and developmental programmes to get the State going on a…

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50 yrs after January 15 1966 coup: Excerpts of Major Nzeogwu’s coup speech

50 yrs after January 15 1966 coup: Excerpts of Major Nzeogwu’s coup speech

My dear countrymen, no citizen should have anything to fear, so long as that citizen is law abiding and if that citizen has religiously obeyed the native laws of the country and those set down in every heart and conscience since 1st October, 1960. Our enemies are the political profiteers, the swindlers, the men in high and low places that seek bribes and demand 10 per cent; those that seek to keep the country divided…

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How our father raped us — daughters

How our father raped us — daughters

Ibadan—Oyo State Police Command has arrested a man who allegedly defiled his two under-aged biological daughters and two of his nieces, all between 14 and 17 years. The crime was allegedly committed at Moniya in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state. Though the suspect, a herbalist, denied the incest allegation, saying he was being held for a crime he did not commit, the confessions of the four girls took many people at the state…

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Virgin’ undergraduate, 22, raped to death

Virgin’ undergraduate, 22, raped to death

It was a sad end for 22 year-old Deborah (surname withheld), a 300-level student of Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City, after the girl, said to be a virgin, was raped to death by yet to be identified persons in Benin-City, Edo State capital. The rapists cut her throat after the dastardly act. The family of the deceased has appealed to the Police Command in Edo State to fish out the culprits and bring them to book….

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The female silent killer: ‘Help! Parents are secretly cutting the genitals of their daughters’

The female silent killer: ‘Help! Parents are secretly cutting the genitals of their daughters’

Female genital mutilation, ranging from the cutting off of the clitoris to the removal of the entire  genitalia carried out from the youngest babies to teenagers has become a serious global public health and human rights issue. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that over 125 million women have been mutilated in 29 countries in Africa and Middle East, while condemning the practice as a “violation of the human rights of women”. United Nations Secretary…

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Sound Sultan traces“crap music” to undue pressure from fans

Sound Sultan traces“crap music” to undue pressure from fans

Lagos – A pop artiste, Sound Sultan, on Friday traced the poor quality of music currently renting Nigeria’s airwaves to undue pressure from fans not interested in professionalism. The musician in Lagos said that the society should benefit immensely from the type of music to hear, describing music as “ an important tool that entertainers should use wisely”. Sound Sultan said that the quality of works by modern artistes’ ought to attract the right level…

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Music legend David Bowie dies aged 69

Music legend David Bowie dies aged 69

ritish music legend David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer, drawing an outpouring of tributes for one of the most influential and innovative artists of all time. A notoriously private person, Bowie’s death came as a shock for the world just days after he had released his 25th studio album “Blackstar” on his 69th birthday on Friday. “David Bowie died peacefully today (Sunday) surrounded by his family after a…

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Timi Dakolo headlines 40-man cast as LoveIsTheMusical hits Eko Hotel

Timi Dakolo headlines 40-man cast as LoveIsTheMusical hits Eko Hotel

R&B artiste Timi Dakolo will be at the top of the bill on Friday 5 February at the third edition of “Love Is…The Musical” holding  at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. Telling a musical story of three female characters – a poet, a professional dancer and a businesswoman – who are on a journey in search of love, the show follows their journey of discovery as they attempt to answer the question “What is Love?” Preceded by an art exhibition entitled “Love Becomes…

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How Dangote reconciled Don Jazzy, Olamide

How Dangote reconciled Don Jazzy, Olamide

Finally, a photograph detailing Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote as the one behind the reconciliation of Olamide and Don Jazzy’s following a mega rift which occurred between the two at the 10th Headies awards on January 1, 2016. Recall that the rift between the entertainers which was quickly resolved on Sunday, January 3, 2016 left their fans with uncertainties about the actual processes leading to the reunion. While  some of their fans alleged that the peaceful…

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