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Atiku blasts Jonathan over security reports, Jonathan lacks the capacity and experience


Atiku Abubakar on Friday blasts Goodluck Jonathan’s record on security, vowing that Boko Haram could be crushed easily if politicians chose to do so. In an interview, he accused Jonathan and his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of lacking the political will to end the insurgency, which has killed thousands since 2009. “This insurgency shouldn’t […]

Osun Expresses Commitment To Training Of Civil Servants


Mr Sunday Owoeye, the Osun Head of Service, said the state government would not relent in training and retraining its civil servants for improved and increased productivity. Addressing participants at a workshop organised for workers in his office on Thursday in Osogbo, Owoeye said training programmes were aimed at sensitising workers to civil service and […]

Osun Sets Deadline For MDAs To Submit 2015 Budget Estimates


Osun Government on Thursday directed its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to submit their 2015 draft estimates to the Budget Office, latest Oct. 6. A statement by Mr Segun Olorunsogo, Permanent Secretary, Budget and Economic Planning, advised heads of MDAs to visit the Budget Office to pick call circulars. Ministries and all other agencies of […]

Ebola: Osun Schools To Resume October 6


THE Osun Government has fixed October 6 as the resumption date for public and private schools, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. This is contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, (who is also the state Commissioner for Education) and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday. The […]

Agbe Ni Oba: Modern Agricultural Practices, A Magic Bullet To Deal With Osun’s Social And Economic Problems – Aregbesola


The Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday said that modernising Osun agricultural practices would be a magic bullet with which his administration can deal effectively with many of the major social and economic problems the state is confronted with. The governor made this disclosure at the official launch of the […]

UEFA EURO 2020 hosts: London to hold final

UEFA EURO 2020 hosts

• UEFA EURO 2020 host associations/cities selected by UEFA Executive Committee • London to host semi-finals and final of the ‘EURO for Europe’ after announcement in Geneva • Baku, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg to hold the quarter-finals plus three group games • Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Dublin, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels and Glasgow will also host […]

Jonathan Reveals When Boko Haram Will End

Jonathan and Modu sherif

National Executive Committee, NEC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Vanguard reports. He said the security challenge posed by the sect who have been killing innocent Nigerians as well as the destruction of properties estimated at billions of naira would drastically change. President Jonathan, who acknowledged that the current problem bedeviling the country was insecurity, […]

Will Scottish referendum encourage Africa’s separatists?


Many African countries have secessionist movements, partly because their borders were drawn up by colonial powers in the 19th Century. Will the Scottish referendum lead to a greater push for independence on the continent? In one of the few referendums on sovereignty to be held in Africa, in 1961, the people of the British colony […]

2015: Lamido Drops Ambition, PDP Endorses Jonathan as Sole Candidate


• President accepts, says he’s humbled After months of preparation to launch his bid for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has finally dropped his ambition and joined other governors of the party to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate of the PDP […]

Scottish referendum: Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence


Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence. With the results in from all 32 council areas, the “No” side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for “Yes”. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond called for unity and urged the unionist parties to deliver on more powers. Prime Minister David […]

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