Olakunle Adeniyi

SERAP drags senior Nigerian officials to ICC ‘for leaving 13.2 million children out of school’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to use her “good offices to investigate whether the problem of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and the failure of the Nigerian authorities over the years to address it amount to violence against children and …

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CAN inaugurates Ayokunle for second term presidency

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has inaugurated its new executives as Rev Dr. Samson Supo Ayokunle and Rev Dr. Caleb Ahina occupy the offices of president and vice president respectively. The result for the new executives was endorsed by the 11th National Assembly of CAN and they were inaugurated Thursday in Abuja. Ayokunke, from …

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50 year ago humans landed on the moon for the first time

Fifty years ago, human beings stepped on the moon for the first time. Some 650 million people around the world watched the historic landing on July 20, 1969, and heard astronaut Neil Armstrong say “… one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Fittingly, there’s a Google Doodle celebrating the anniversary this …

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EU election: Von der Leyen’s narrow victory could cause problems

European leaders will be breathing a sigh of relief. It took days of fraught negotiations and a difficult compromise among EU countries to nominate Mrs von der Leyen, a German conservative and close ally of Angela Merkel. She scraped through with 383 votes, just nine more than the minimum. That may leave her in a …

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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

IMF’s Christine Lagarde resigns as Managing Director

The Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has tendered her resignation, which will take effect from September 12. The executive board of the fund has accepted the resignation and said that it would begin a selection process promptly. Lagarde’s resignation came after being nominated as the President of the European Central Bank on July …

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How Seyi forfeits Veto power as Mike, Frodd, Tuoyo, Tacha make nomination list

On Monday, the housemates in Big Brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’ took part in what may arguably go down as the most exciting and unexpected nomination show of the franchise. Following the previous day’s double evictions of Ella and Kim Oprah, Monday’s nomination Show resulted in Mike, Seyi, Frodd, Tuoyo & Tacha going up for possible …

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KAMWIRE CEO receives Nigerian Metallurgical Society Fellowship Award

The Nigerian Metallurgical Society, (NMS) has awarded the Group Managing Director/CEO of KAM Industries Nigeria Limited , Dr. Kamorudeen Ibitoye Yusuf, with the Fellowship of the Society,(FNMS) Popularly known as KAMWIRE, Dr. Yusuf was recognised by the society for his immense and invaluable contributions to th field of Materials and Metallurgical Industry. It would be …

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Obasanjo writes open to Buhari over momentous concerns

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday wrote another open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo raised concerns on what he called momentous and life and death issues over his personality and the state of the nation, while calling for urgent actions to tackle Nigeria’s challenges. The letter released by Kehinde Akinyemi, his Special Assistant on …

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Buhari commiserates with Dino Melaye over his mother’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye. Deaconess Comfort Melaye passed away in May. In a letter he personally signed, President Buhari said, “On behalf of my family, the government and the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I write to commiserate …

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Substandard products: Striving for the soul of Nigeria’s economy, security

In this piece, AROWONA ABDULAZEEZ xrays the activities of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, (SON) and the Nigerian Customs Service, (NCS) amidst serious fears of probable economic sabotage. Nigeria’s economy has been facing avoidable crises of poor managment, misappropriation, aiding and abetting corrupt practices among other social vices thereby posing serious threats on the future …

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UNILORIN debunks report that students died during CBT exam

The University of Ilorin has said no student died during the CBT exams, though admitting that some students fainted out of exhaustion. The varsity, calling the death report of the student a mischievous rumour, added that it regretted the incidence which happened on Friday. This was according to the Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle …

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Gunmen kill Senator Elisha Abbo’s uncle, abduct stepmother

Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Senator Elisha Abbo’s uncle and the abduction of his stepmother. The command Spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Saturday. Yahaya said the incident occurred on Saturday around 3:00 a.m. at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla …

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Facebook fined 5billion dollars over privacy violation

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of five billion dollars on Facebook over privacy violations. The sanction comes after an FTC investigation into allegations that the social media platform inappropriately shared the information of 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, is now closed. …

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Buhari accepts Saudi invitation, embarks on Umrah

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom. To this effect, the President, accompanied by close personal aides, will embark on the journey on Thursday, 16th May. The Senior Special Assistant …

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Troops rescue 29 women, 25 children from Boko Haram in Borno

Troops of 22 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE in collaboration with local vigilantes have continued moving into the hinterland on clearance operation to destroy Boko Haram terrorists. Consequently, on the 11th of May 2019, troops effectively cleared Ma’allasuwa and Yaga – Munye villages in Borno State. No encounter with Boko Haram terrorists was made as they …

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Simi departs recording label as contract expires

Simisola Ogunleye has departed the recording label, X3M after her contract expired. The Lagos-based label confirmed this in a statement signed by A&R executive Vincent Nwanze that both parties have determined to not renew the contract. In a career that is still unfolding, Simi has emerged one of the most remarkable music talents of her …

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