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‘Aregbesola ‘ll achieve more in second term’ – Oyintiloye »

Olatunbosun Oyintiloye is the Senior Special Assistant to Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Community Forum. He spoke with MUSA ODOSHIMOKHE on Osun politics, the activities of the administration and…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Fayose at war with Ekiti speaker, seals his filling station »

The confrontation between Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose and the state House of Assembly heightened on Wednesday with the government sealing off a filling station belonging to the Speaker, Adewale…

Oct 23 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Ekiti Speaker reply Fayose: You can’t force me to dump APC »

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, has said intimidation and coercion by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in the state would not force…

Oct 22 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose

Alleged Plot To Impeach Fayose: Group Accuses APC Lawmakers Of Bribery, Speaker Reacts »

A group, Ekiti Democratic Coalition, has alleged that 15 All Progressives Congress members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have been bribed with N800m to impeach the State Governor,…

Oct 22 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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#EKITI: Fresh plot to impeach Fayose »

A group, Ekiti Democratic Coalition, has alleged that 15 All Progressives Congress members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have been bribed with N800m to impeach the State Governor,…

Oct 22 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Defection saga: Nobody can chase me out of PDP – Mimiko »

GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state yesterday reacted to the furore his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP is generating and declared that nobody can chase him out of…

Oct 22 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »
Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Lagos 2015: Fashola insists he has no hidden succession plan »

Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State have debunked the claim by some members of the party that Governor Babatunde Fashola wants a former Attorney-General of the…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Rift Between Fayose And Ekiti Assembly: Fayose seals Ekiti Speaker’s filling station »

The confrontation between the Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the State House of Assembly is gathering momentum. The Ekiti State Government on Tuesday sealed off four filling stations in Ado-Ekiti…

Oct 22 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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Osun PDP And Their Mumbo Jumbo! »

A few days to the election, the Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, in an interview in Osogbo, justified the deployment of armed security personnel, like the Army,…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Vice Chairman of the Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity, Senator Oluremi Tinubu

Tinubu tasks stakeholders on education sector’s revival »

Lagos—Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of national leader of All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has charged stakeholders in the nation’s education sector to work together to revive it in the…

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Mimiko lashes Ondo PDP members…says ‘you cannot force me out of this party’ »

Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Tuesday, lashed out at members of the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party executive, saying nobody can force him out of the party. It…

Oct 22 2014 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Re: Aregbesola Never Asked for A Rerun… Ti ogun e ni ba da ni lo’ju, a fi gba’ri ni »

My attention is drawn to a statement purportedly credited to Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola in Tribune Newspapers of Monday, 20th October, 2014 in his Reply to the petition filed by…

Oct 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
All Progressive Congress (APC)

Boko Haram: How Over 1,000 APC Women Protested Non-Release Of Chibok Girls »

Members of the women wing of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State poured out on the streets of Akure on Tuesday to protest the continued abduction of Chibok girls…

Oct 21 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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2015: PDP at risk of losing South West – Group »

The Yoruba Solidary Coalition has warned the ruling Peoples Democratic Party that it stood the risk of losing the entire South West if it does not address the marginalisation of…

Oct 21 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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AREGBESOLA DID NOT ASK FOR ELECTION RE-RUN IN OSUN – APC »

All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State of Osun has categorically denied that its victorious candidate at the August 9, 2014 gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola in any document…

Oct 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

PHOTO NEWS: Aregbesola At A Special Prayer For Peace In Osun And Nigeria »

Photos of the Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola acknowledging cheers from his loyalists shortly after a Special Prayer for peace in the State and Nigeria in general, at…

Oct 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

PHOTO NEWS: Presentation Of Staff Of Office To New Imam Of Osogboland »

Photos of the Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the newly turbaned Chief Imam of Osogboland, State of Osun, Sheikh Musa Animasaun with the Asiwaju Musulumi of Yorubaland,…

Oct 21 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »


THURSDAY, 23RD OCTOBER 2014 EDITION


EDITORIAL

A Season For Thugs »

THUGS

THUGS understand the business of violence. The boldness that has grown from not punishing them is evident in the havoc…

Oct 15 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Insurgency And The Rwandan Experience »

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As the insurgency in the North East continues almost unabated, efforts to bring succour to the troubled peoples of the…

Sep 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

One Affront To The Judiciary Too Many »

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Tuesday September 23 2014 will go down in the history of the Nigerian judiciary as one of its most humiliating…

Sep 25 2014 / 2 Comments / Read More »

EDITORIAL: INEC should rethink new polling units »

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ADDITIONAL polling units proposed by the Independent National Electoral Commission recently, barely six months to the 2015 general election, have…

Sep 19 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

EDITORIAL: The Synagogue building collapse »

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THE collapse on Friday of a six-storey building at Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos, was a triple…

Sep 18 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Nwosuh: Ahiara Diocese: The smoke of Satan? »

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“They are an honest people; they never speak well of one another” – Samuel Johnson ON July 25, 1968, Pope…

Sep 17 2014 / 3 Comments / Read More »
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THURSDAY, 23RD OCTOBER 2014 EDITION

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2015: Jonathan’s wife resigns »

Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, has resigned her appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service. The 57-year-old Patience was said to have left the service voluntarily. Dame Patience Jonathan was one of the appointed 17 permanent secretaries in the…

Oct 23 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

2015 presidential poll: Jonathan, Sambo, Mark in crucial meeting with Muazu »

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There was anxiety yesterday following the recession into a closed door meeting by President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo and President of the Senate, David Mark with National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Adamu Mu’azu. The Presidential delegation drove to Mu’azu’s residence in…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Aregbesola ‘ll achieve more in second term’ – Oyintiloye »

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Olatunbosun Oyintiloye is the Senior Special Assistant to Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Community Forum. He spoke with MUSA ODOSHIMOKHE on Osun politics, the activities of the administration and preparations for next year’s elections. Could you give an insight into your background? I hail…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
FEATURE

Boko Haram: Churches Burnt, Christians Killed In Borno Attack »

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No fewer than four Christians were killed in Pelachiroma community of Hawul, Borno state on Tuesday, October 21 by suspected insurgents. Two churches and over…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

2015: Jonathan’s wife resigns »

Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience Jonathan, has resigned her appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service. The 57-year-old Patience was…

Oct 23 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

2015 presidential poll: Jonathan, Sambo, Mark in crucial meeting with Muazu »

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There was anxiety yesterday following the recession into a closed door meeting by President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo and President of the Senate, David…

Oct 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Sports News Stephen Keshi

FINALLY! Keshi reacts to his sack rumour, says he was…..

The former coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi has said that he was not sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation. Breaking his silence in Ilorin on Saturday over his sacking by the NFF, he argued…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
X-RAYS Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal

Volte Face? Tambuwal To Suceed Wamakko After Amaechi/Tinubu Camp Opt for Buhari

“I want to inform all stakeholders of the APC gathered here that Tambuwal has been with us since formation of our great party. We told him to remain in PDP until the day of nomination of…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »
Niger Delta LAI AND ASARI

Dokubo-Asari and $9.3m arms deal: APC writes an open letter to Jonathan

The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday wrote a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan alleging threats to its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, by the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari. In…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »
Letter To The Editor Obi-and-Mimiko

Re: Can Obi, Mimiko, Daniel reform PDP?

I have always found it educative to read Prof. Ayo Olukotun’s article in The PUNCH every Friday because of the deep intellectual work put into it. However, I find this one not only ego-boosting for the…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
ENTERTAINMENT Fela Anikulapo

The father, the sons and the Afrobeat spirit – By Tolu Ogunlesi

Last Wednesday, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would have turned 76. I recently saw Finding Fela, an interesting new documentary about the making of the Broadway musical that captured the imagination of the world in 2010/11, and have decided,…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
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REVEALED: How PDP plans to win Lagos comes 2015

The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, in this interview with BAYO AKINLOYE, alleges that the Peoples Democratic Party is using thugs in the state to foment trouble in a…

Oct 19 2014 / Read More »
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Strange: How A Man Raped 16-Month-Old Neighbour’s Daughter – Nigeria Police Confirms

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a 16-month-old baby. The suspected rapist, Annas Adamu, a resident of Ningi LGA in Bauchi state was arrested on Monday by police detectives…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »
EDUCATION Vice Chairman of the Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity, Senator Oluremi Tinubu

Tinubu tasks stakeholders on education sector’s revival

Lagos—Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of national leader of All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has charged stakeholders in the nation’s education sector to work together to revive it in the collective interest of all. She gave…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »
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