Godfrey AKON

How FCT residents reacted to polls postponement

 As Nigerians observed one of the freest Saturdays since independence following the postponement of the February 16 general elections by INEC, residents of the Federal Capital Territory, are, however, overwhelmed by the development. 

A cross section of residents who spoke to our corre [...]

Sun, 17 February 2019


UNIMAID VC expresses confidence in Bogoro

The Vice Chancellor of University of Maiduguri, Prof Ibrahim Njodi, has expressed confidence in the leadership qualities of the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Prof Suleiman Bogoro.

Njodi, who led a delegation of the University to Abuja to congratulate Bogoro on h [...]

Fri, 15 February 2019


Fed. Poly Nasarawa gets new rector

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Abdulahi Ahmed Alhassan as the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa.

A statement from the office of the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said the appointment is with immediate effect from the 31st of December 2018 and for an [...]

Fri, 15 February 2019


US partners TETFund to scale up scholarships

The United States Government and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, are collaborating to scale up scholarships offered to Nigerian academics.

Cultural Affairs Officer of the United States in Nigeria, Mr. Sterling Tilley, said US and the Fund could partner on Fulbright’s Scholarsh [...]

Fri, 15 February 2019


2019 polls: schools shut down nationwide

As Nigerians go to the polls to elect a new President and Members of the National Assembly, on Saturday 16th February, 2019, schools across the country have been shut down.

The shutdown is part of efforts by public and private school owners to ensure that students are not caught in the mix shou [...]

Fri, 15 February 2019


2019: Emir of Kano, Int’l Observers to Speak on Credible Polls at Murtala Lectures

Ahead of Nigeria's elections on Saturday, February 16,  the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) has disclosed that its 2019 Annual Lecture, would feature keynote addresses on credible and fair elections.

 

The annual lecture in memory of the former Head of State, Late General [...]

Wed, 13 February 2019


Legislative elections as important as presidential, governorship – OrderPaper

A legislative focused non-governmental organization, OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative, has called on Nigerians to take as seriously those they elect into the legislature as they do for the presidential and governorship elections.

Executive director of the initiative, Oke Epia, said in Abuja on Su [...]

Sun, 10 February 2019


SHORT STORY Foolish Imitation

Long ago, a hawk lived on the top of a hill. At the foot of the hill there was a banyan tree on which a crow used to perch every day. The crow was very foolish. He would imitate everyone. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sat, 09 February 2019


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Last Saturday, February 16, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at about 2:45am, announced [...]

17 February 2019

Photo“Who will compensate me and others?”

Last Saturday, February 16, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at about 2:45am, announced [...]

17 February 2019