Ogun State women's groups write Governor Abiodun asking for 35% of appointments

WOMEN'S groups in Ogun State have written to Governor Dapo Abiodun asking him to ensure that at least 35 of all the commissioners he appoints into his cabinet are ladies as part of a programme to promote gender equality.



Lagos airport taxi driver returns $2,400 left in the back of his vehicle by passenger

MURTALA Mohammed International Airport taxi driver Olayinka Adeniyi has returned a sum of $2,400 and an international passport left in his car by passenger Dele Ayeni who hired a cab to take him to Ikorodu.



Ighalo says he may reconsider retiring from international football and return to Super Eagles fold

SUPER Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has indicated that he may rescind his recent decision to retire from international football following the hue and cry from fans over his quit the national team.



PDP vows to fight tribunal ruling which nullifies election of candidate for having dual citizenship

NIGERIA'S main opposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned a recent elections petition which nullified the election of one of its lawmakers because he has UK citizenship and had sworn an allegiance to the queen of England.



Every year the busy summer period passes Nigeria by with the nation earning little or nothing from tourism

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) So we enter August, the height of the summer period when tourism is at its peak. Hundreds of countries make billions during this period but alas, does Nigeria make a dime?

(2) Do we even keep records of how many tourists visit Nigeria annually?


Buhari says northern state governments are to blame for the failure of Almajiri education

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has blamed Nigeria's 19 northern state governments for the preponderance of the Almajiri education system that has paralysed schooling and led to 13m out-of-school-pupils roaming the streets.



Christian Association of Nigeria vows to resist plan to get all churches registered before they can conduct weddings

FAITH umbrella group the Christian Association of Nigeria (Can) has vowed to oppose federal government recommendations that places of worship must obtain licences from the Federal Ministry of Interior before conducting weddings under the Marriage Act.



Buhari's chief of staff Abba Kyari tells election tribunal that Atiku is a Cameroonian through and through

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff Abba Kyari created a stir at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal yesterday when he declared that former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is not a Nigerian.



Super Falcons skipper Oparanozie wants women's teams paid the same amount as the Super Eagles

SUPER Falcons skipper Desire Oparanozie has called on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to pay the women's national team the same amount in bonuses that the men's team are getting in the interest of fairness and equity.



Bayelsa monarch asks police boss for protection as Governor Dickson wants to eliminate him

BAYELSA State monarch King Amalate Turner of Opume Kingdom has written to the inspector-general of police and Department of State Services (DSS) demanding protection as Governor Seriake Dickson is after his life.




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