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Nigeria @56: Our lies against Independence leaders By Olawale Rasheed

Reading commentaries on Independence Day amuses me a lot especially considering our deliberate lies on our reverred independence leaders. We painted a rosy pictures of founding fathers who painstakingly laboured and delivered a united peaceful and harmonious federation. In 1960,leaders joyously received the mantle of leadership without intrigues, infighting and …

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CBN Governor, Emefiele’s wife kidnapped

Margaret Emefiele, the wife of Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN] Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. It was gathered that a group of heavily armed gunmen yesterday abducted her along Benin-Agbor Road. The kidnappers are also said to have made contact with Mr. Emefiele and are …

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Fayemi congratulates Obaseki, says Edo people have spoken

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo State governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for his victory, saying the Edo people opted for tangible development above empty promises. Obaseki was declared winner of the election by …

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Governor Wike preaches unity at Independence

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on Nigerians to build on factors that unite the country in order to surmount the nation’s developmental challenges. He also called on Nigerians to promote love, friendship and peaceful coexistence to create the platform for faster development in the country. In an …

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Edo Polls: Saraki congratulates Obaseki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated the Governor-elect of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his victory in yesterday’s gubernatorial election. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Obaseki’s success as well deserved …

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Nigeria @ 56: ‘A nation destined for greatness’—Mark —hopes recession will end if we take the right steps

Immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark took stock of Nigeria’s chequered economic and Socio-political history since independence and submitted that in spite of the bottlenecks, the nation is destined for greatness. To achieve greatness however, Senator Mark canvassed for policy consistency saying that development in the country …

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Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill Passes Second Reading in Senate …Saraki: “We are a gender-friendly Senate, Adeyeye: “Like Federal Character, Nigeria needs Gender Character”

The Senate on Thursday approved the second reading of the Gender and Equal Opportunities (GEO) Bill. The Bill, which seeks to promote the importance of women in the Nigerian society, was re-introduced for its First Reading on June 15th, 2016, after a previous version was shot down in March. Speaking …

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‘I’ll take Edo to the next level’ – Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki; Pledges to fulfill electoral promises

AGENE GODWIN,Benin Edo state Governor-elect, Mr.Godwin Obaseki, has once more reaffirmed his commitment to “taking Edo state to the next level,” promising to serve and fulfill his electoral promises. In an acceptance speech following his declaration as winner of the governorship election, Obaseki urged all other contestants to sheath their …

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