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Lagos Court of Appeal president Mohammed Garba replaces Bulkachuwa on election tribunal

LAGOS Court of Appeal president judge Justice Mohammed Garba, has been appointed to replace Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa as the chairman of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal following her recent resignation over a conflict of interest.

 

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Super Eagles land in Egyptian city of Ismaili as their gun for fourth African Nations Cup trophy

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles have landed in the Egyptian city of Ismailia in readiness for the 32nd African Cup of Nations due to kick off on Friday June 21 where they are one of the favourites to win the tournament.

 

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Oyo and Abia states go for youth as they elect new speakers of their houses of assembly

OYO and Abia states have both elected speakers to preside over the houses of assembly with both of them going for youth as 32-year old Adebo Ogundoyin was voted into office in Ibadan and former Governor Theodore Orji's son Chinedum was elected in Umuahia.

 

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Our private sector is just as guilty of lacking imagination and possessing limited national pride

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Today, I want us to focus on the role of the Nigerian private sector and discuss its role in getting us out of our current economic nightmare. Too often, we shout government, government, government when sometimes, the issues at stake are not really a public sector matter. It is not the government that is going to come up with innovative ideas that will double our industrial output. A lot of the time, it is some whizzkid in his 20s

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Top Nigerian university only ranked 800 in the world prompting calls for restructuring of education sector

UNIVERSITY of Lagos pro-chancellor Dr Wale Babalakin has warned that Nigeria is churning out unemployable graduates as the country's best university is only ranked 800 in the world.

 

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Nigerian Catholic priest Cyprian Duru suspended after being accused of and sued for rape

NIGERIAN-born Catholic priest Cyprian Duru has been suspended from ministering in the Diocese of Pittsburgh in the US after being accused of rape by 68 year-old retired English teacher Kathy Coll.

 

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Emir Sanusi dismisses misappropriation claims as presidency brokers peace talks in Abuja

EMIR of Kano Alhaji Lamido Sanusi Mohammed has dismissed suggestions that he misappropriated N3.4bn ($9.4m) made available to him by the Kano State government pointing out that the total amount he met upon assuming office was N1.89bn.

 

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Civil society groups file suit to prevent new lawmakers paying themselves $13m welcome package

SEVERAL civil society groups have filed a lawsuit at the federal high court in Lagos asking that the National Assembly Service Commission be prevented from paying its incoming members a bumper N4.68bn ($12.9m) welcome package.

 

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Iheanacho and Ajayi dropped from Nations Cup squad after Eagles play goalless draw with Zimbabwe

SUPER Eagles striker Ahmed Musa has expressed optimism that Nigeria can do well in the forthcoming African Cup of Nations starting in Egypt later this month after the team drew 0-0 with Zimbabwe yesterday in Asaba.

 

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Airless tyres present Nigeria with a great opportunity to kill three birds with one stone

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) If you were to conduct a poll of Nigerians today and ask them the three main issues bugging them the most, your answers would probably be security, unemployment and power supply. It appears that our governments at state and federal level are at a loss about how to tackle these three problems . They simply cannot come up with a roadmap that will attract the necessary investment to banish these woes 

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