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Traditional Gaffe: Obaseki Sanctions Director of Protocol

The blunder committed during the visit by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki when he led the National Campaign Council of his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the palace of the Oba of Benin Saturday July 25, 2020, has claimed a casualty in the person of the state Director of Protocol, (DoP), Osayande Aisagbon. As

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Photo

The Fault Is In Our Stars

The despoliation of the African continent did not start with the people from the most populous country in the world, China. It certainly did not just find expression in times as recent as the last millennium. Indeed, the exploitation to which Africa has regularly found itself is a tragedy, which is not modern just as

Legislative Coup in Bauchi, Edo

After 20 years of democracy in Nigeria, the era of executive impunity and legislative rascality is evidently not over as minority law makers in Bauchi and Edo Houses of Assembly seize leadership At the Bauchi and Edo State Houses of Assembly, confusion reigns, and the business of law-making is in abeyance. It had been so

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Court Jails 81 Years Old Retired Colonel

A High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced an 81-year-old man, Richard Ogunbayo to 25 years imprisonment for the murder of one Felix Esan. Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, while delivering judgment in Ado-Ekiti, said the prosecution could not substantiate evidence of murder against the convict but a case of manslaughter. He therefore, sentenced Ogunbayo to

107 Killed in Indonesia’s Flood

Over 107 people are known to have died and many more are still missing after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia’s Papua region on Saturday. According to the national disaster management agency, the disaster also destroyed 357 houses, four bridges, eight school buildings, five religious buildings and other infrastructure facilities, scores have also been

Business

Senate Demands Speedy Action on Diversification of Economy

The Nigerian Senate has urged the Executive arm of government to accelerate its policies on diversification of the economy to improve the country’s foreign exchange earnings. The call was made in resolutions reached by the Senate following consideration of a motion titled “Urgent Need to Revive the Palm Oil Industry in Nigeria”. The motion was

‘Men Get Intimidated When They See Me’- Adeola

‘Men Get Intimidated When They See Me’ -Adeola Laketu Jaiyeola   Adeola Laketu Jaiyeola, is a young Nigerian entrepreneur and CEO of Biike’s Castle, a foot wear making outfit. Supplying clients with handmade male and female foot wears has brought fame and fortune to her. She is delighted that she is patronised by “the rich,

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Adekunle Gold and Simi Welcome Baby Photo

Adekunle Gold and Simi Welcome Baby

Celebrated musician-couple, Adekunle Gold and wife, Simi, has been blessed with a baby girl. Simi delivered the child on Friday at a yet to be confirmed hospital in Lagos. While breaking the news on her Instagram page on Sunday, Simi also disclosed that the child is named Adejare. The two musicians had a private wedding

U.S. Universities Offer $7.5m in Scholarships to Nigerian Students

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5 million in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session. Acting United States Consul General Osman Tat disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday during

Sport

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19 Years After, Edo holds Sports Festival

…As Obaseki Lights Festival Torch  After 19 years that the last sports festival was held in Edo State, the state governor, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki Wednesday lit the festival torch in Benin to herald the third in the series of what was intended to be a regular sports fiesta. The premier sports festival was held in

HealthXtra

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In Osun, Mother and Child Health Suffers Neglect

From Raheemat Adeniran I decided to seek antenatal care at the State Hospital, Ede after my family’s recent relocation to the state. That was my first delivery in the state. My two previous pregnancies and births were managed at a military hospital in Ibadan where I was managed as a civilian patient. It was my

Technology

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Institutional Leadership and the Echoes of Tech-Driven Learning

From Mudasiru Olalere Yusuf The story is told of an enthusiastic young teacher who had returned from a workshop on instructional materials production. He regaled the school principal about the value of the workshop. He recounted how devoted he was to the workshop activities, his intention to train other teachers, and willingness to produce instructional

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