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Fidel and Che: A Generational Farewell

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by "> - 26 November 2016

The tiny island of Cuba with no major natural resources, military prowess or strong economy, produced two of the most famous and charismatic leaders of the last one hundred years; Ernesto Che Guevara and Fidel Castro Ruiz. Both have lasting legacies and assured places in world history as people who defined...

Politics

APC Rejects Banire’s Resignation, Appoints Abdullahi as Spokesperson

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The National Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Thursday rejected the offer of resignation of its National Legal Adviser and former Lagos Commissioner for Transport, Dr Muiz Banire SAN, pending the conclusion of the investigations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an issue of professional conduct. In a similar vein, the committee appointed former Sports...

Business

Fayose Condemns FG Increment Workers’ PAYE Tax,

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the federal government to rescind its decision to reduce workers salary through obnoxious increment in Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax, pension and National Housing Fund (NHF) deductions, which were applied on gross salary, making some of the workers to have as much 30 per cent reduction in salary. The governor said it was wicked and inhuman for any...

Entertainment

Bob Dylan Win Nobel Prize for Literature

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Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his songs from the 1960s onward, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award. The 75-year-old Dylan, who won the prize for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann...

Health

Nigerian Women Gives Birth to 871,000 Premature Babies Annually

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Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has revealed that 871,000 premature babies are born in the country  annually, making country third in rank in a world where 15 million babies are born prematurely every year. Prof Adewole made this revelation as Federal Government —launched three new policy documents to tackle health of newborns. They are Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan,...

Sports

Efe Sodje, Brothers Arraigned for Fraud in London

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Former Super Eagles player, Efetobore Sodje and his three brothers have appeared before a Westminster Magistrate Court, London for alleged fraudulent trading with the sports foundation set up by Sodje in 2010. The former player and his brothers Bright 50, Samuel 37, and Stephen 42 have been under investigations by the National Crime Agency for three years before they were eventually arrested on July...

Tech

Cyberspace Centre Advocates Inclusion of Cyber Defence in National Security Agenda

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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

Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari

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Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, I write this letter in response to the growing anxieties and pains stalking the land, especially the unintended fire storm which my comments elicited on the social blogosphere some few days back. Candidly, I only wanted to express my frustrations at the shape and turn of things in the country and take you to task on previously given assurances that you feel the pains...

local News

Bomb: Suicide Bombers Attack Chibok

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A two member suicide gang this afternoon wreck havoc on Chibok town, Borno State, North East Nigeria, the town where over 200 girls were abducted in 2014 killing about 13 people in the town’s market. The market which was reportedly opened that day, having been shut since the students of Government Secondary School were abducted in April 14 2014. The Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area,...

News

Fayose Condemns FG Increment Workers’ PAYE Tax,

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the federal government to rescind its decision to reduce workers salary through obnoxious increment in Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax, pension and National Housing Fund (NHF) deductions, which were applied on gross salary, making some of the workers to have as much 30 per cent reduction in salary. The governor said it was wicked and inhuman for any...