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Remembering People’s Lawyer- Kanmi Ishola-Osobu

by "> - 4 February 2017

Even if you didn’t agree with him or his style, you could not ignore him. Very brilliant but not too organized in his law practice. But again, you could not blame him. That was his style, only peculiar to him. Among those who passed through his chambers were Justice George Oguntade (retired justice...

Breaking News

Breaking! CBN Announces New Foreign Exchange Policy

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has released a new foreign exchange policy in the country with immediate effect. The new policy is sequel to last Thursday’s directive by the National Economic Council, NEC, for immediate review to stem the widening gap between the inter-bank foreign exchange and parallel market rates. The CBN said in order to ease the difficulties encountered by Nigerians in obtaining...

Politics

Fayose Plans N250m Revolving Loan for Ekiti Women

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has revealed his plan to make N250m revolving loan available to women across the state. He made the revelation during a meeting with wives of political office holders at the government house pavilion on Sunday. The meeting which dwelt on preparation regarding the 2017 World Women’s Day Celebration also had women holding political offices in attendance. Governor...

Business

NANS Gives South African Companies 48 Hours to Leave Nigeria

Nigerian Students under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday handed down an ultimatum to all South African Business in Nigeria: Leave Nigeria under 48 hours. NANS members stormed some South African companies in Abuja to protest the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country. During the march the students carried a banner, which read: ‘’NANS Against Xenophobic...

Entertainment

Legislator Urge FG to Ban “Big Brother Naija”

The Chairman of the House Committee on health services at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade has called on the Minister of Information to prevail on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to stop airing “Big Brother Naija”, a reality show currently being aired on DSTV. Olulade says the reality show negates Nigerian cultural values and traditions. He said: “We...

Health

Expert Condemns Importation of Garri from India

A Nigerian nutritionist, Sola Adeniyi has condemned the importation of Nigerian staple food, Gari, currently been sold in Nigerian supermarkets. Adeniyi says it is a shame of monumental proportion for Nigerians to import gari, which is acknowledged worldwide as Nigerian staple food. Nigeria is the highest producer of cassava, from which gari flakes is made from. In recent times, Asian countries,...

Sports

Barcelona Targets Future Stars from Lagos Football Academy

One of the world’s biggest and most successful clubs, Barcelona, is launching a football academy in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The academy, in Africa’s biggest city, is the first of its kind on the continent. It is modelled on Barcelona’s flagship La Masia Academy in Spain which has produced stars such as Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Xavi. Officially known as FCBEscola...

Tech

Cyberspace Centre Advocates Inclusion of Cyber Defence in National Security Agenda

The Centre for Cyberspace on Friday urged the Federal Government to include cyber defence and resilience in the national security agenda. This is contained in a document made available in Abuja to newsmen by Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura, of the Centre for Cyberspace Studies, Nassarawa State Universatity. According to Dandaura, cyberspace is the notional environment in which communication over computer...

Opinion

To President Buhari: Respect Your Office, Resign R for Respect, R for Resignation

Recently, Justin Trudeau was in the province of Quebec for a townhall meeting with citizens. He has been holding townhalls across Canada. An Anglophone Quebecois woman asked him a question in English, he responded in French saying he preferred to respond in the official language of the province. Although French is the language of Quebec, there is an Anglophone minority in that province. English and...

local News

The Truck Hijackers on Benin-Ore Road: RRS to the Rescue

They specialize in hijacking trucks with good along Sagamu-Ore-Benin Expressway. The syndicate comprising  men usually connive with truck drivers to divert goods which they sell in the black market. They “maja” (kill) anyone who obstruct them in their nefarious activity. A few weeks ago, they way laid a tanker ferrying diesel from Warri, Delta State, when it got to Ore, Ondo State for...

News

Xenophobia: Nigeria Condemn S/African Minister

The diplomatic channels between Nigeria and South Africa seems to have taken a dip as Senior Special Assistant, SSA on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to the President, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, condemned statements credited to South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Mr. Malusi Gigaba, that his country was trying to get rid of criminals in his country. Dabiri -Erewa said that such statement is “reprehensible...

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