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The Dalung Syndrome and Nigeria’s Rio Olympics Participation

I begin my column today with a caveat. The purpose of this piece is not to join in the much-dramatized pillory of Mr. Solomon Dalung, by far Nigeria’s most unpopular Minister of Sports so far. While several references to him may appear deservedly uncomplimentary, my intention really is to use th [...]

Tue, 16 August 2016


Protests for Tinubu Melaye disgraceful, Nigerians react

As reactions continue to trail the face-off between Senators Dino Melaye and Remi Tinubu over an altercation at an executive session in the Senate, which led to protests and counter protests by women groups in support of the warring Senators, some Abuja residents who spoke to Williams ABAH and Bintu B [...]

Fri, 12 August 2016


All landed property to get C of O in Abuja soon- Bello

The FCT Administration is working towards hastening the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy to owners of all landed property in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja including those in estates. 
Minister of the Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, made this disclosure while receiving a delegat [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


FCTA to Herdsmen: LEAVE CITY IN 2 WEEKS OR

Worried by the increasing audacity of open grazing in the city center by herdsmen and the alarm raised by residents, the Federal Cattle Territory Administration, FCTA, has read the riot act to the cattle grazers: you have two weeks to quit the city center.
However, the cattle herders, mainly Hau [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


FCTA’s closure of 556 schools would create joblessness, dropouts- residents

As the FCT Administration commences indefinite closure of 556 illegal and substandard schools across the six area councils, the plight of thousands of students enrolled in the schools and teachers under their employ has been viewed with grave concerns. The noticeable absence of any known plan by FCT e [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


Extra work free day: How Benue civil servants are spending it

In order to conquer hunger and or famine in the near future following dwindling resources accruing to states from the federation account, Benue State Government, recently, approved that every Friday, beginning from June 10, till the end of July, 2016 would be made a work free day.
This is to ena [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016


Ogoni’s Moment in the Sun

For the Ogoni people, the rays of the sun have been meaningless for decades just as downpour from the clouds has for seasons. The pernicious penetration of settled spill in the earth’s bowels had ensured that the land was no longer green; the air heavy with acidic condensate; and the waters waft [...]

Fri, 10 June 2016


Kuje residents congratulate APC chairman-elect

Residents of Kuje area council have continued to troop to the house of the chairman-elect, Hon. Abdullahi Galadima of the APC, congratulate him on his victory to end PDP’s era in the area. 
Amongst early callers to the chairman-elect is a former chairman of the council, Hon. Danladi Z [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


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