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February Poll: The grave mistake Nigeria cannot afford – Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader

Pa Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of the Yoruba group, Afenifere, was a top member of the Action Group, led by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in the first republic. He also belonged to the Awolowo – led Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in the second republic. At the inception of the latest democratic experiment in 1999, he joined the late Pa Abraham Adesanya and Chief Bola Ige, among others, to form the Alliance for Democracy which dominated the governments in the South-west. In this interview, he speaks on the state of the nation. The post February Poll: The grave mistake Nigeria cannot afford –
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Jonathan’s PhD certificate authentic — UNIPORT

FOLLOWING speculations in some quarters that President Goodluck Jonathan did not complete his doctorate degree programme at the University of Port Harcourt, the institution has come out in his defence. But the Uniport Deputy Registrar (Information), Dr. William Wodi, explained that apart from acquiring his first degree in the institution, Jonathan also got his Masters... [Read...
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Nigeria will never change if PDP wins — Buhari

THE presidential candidate of the APC, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, warned that if the ruling People Democratic Party (PDP) should win the February 14 election, the country will “never again witness change”. The post Nigeria will never change if PDP wins — Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Parade of suspects by police illegal — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), tells BAYO AKINLOYE that police parade of suspected criminals is illegal, prejudicial and offensive to the Nigerian Constitution and urges the Nigeria Police to desist from the act You recently condemned the act of parading suspected criminals by the Nigeria Police. Why? Section 36 of the Nigerian Constitution says... [Read...
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Court has not stopped parade of suspects — Police

The Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, tells ADELANI ADEPEGBA there is no law prohibiting police parade of violent crime suspects What is the rationale behind the parading of crime suspects by the police? We have a duty to let the public know what we are doing because of accountability. It is a form of... [Read...
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Poll: Defecting in search of tickets

LEKE BAIYEWU writes that defections by politicians, who are seeking for tickets to contest in the forthcoming general elections, have continued to spread across the country The much-awaited general elections will hold in less than one month away. Some of the candidates emerged through primaries, while others emerged through adoption, consensus agreement and, in some... [Read...
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Business

NIMC begins registration of Nigerians in Diaspora

The National Identity Management Commission has commenced the enrolment of Nigerians in Mexico as part of its grand plan to register all the nation’s citizens in Diaspora. The Director-General and the Chief Executive Officer, NIMC, Mr. Chris Onyemenam, said this at the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum in Lagos. A statement by the... [Read...
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‘PDP Presidential Candidate Still Nigeria’s Best Choice’


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Elections: How to Make Nigeria The Winner (1)


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Sports

Wenger wary of Brighton attacking threat

Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars to beware of the goalscoring threat provided by Brighton and Hove Albion. Arsenal will have to quell the attacking threat of Brighton and Hove Albion if they are to prevail in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie, according to manager Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman watched on as his side... [Read...
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Ensuring better understanding of the game (2)

This piece is in continuation of the serial that began last week as the 30th edition of AFCON 2015 Equatorial Guinea kicked off, in the hope that it would facilitate a better understanding of the game for fans and critics alike. It contains excerpts from my handbook on football, BEYOND kicking the Ball. Play to... [Read...
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Arise News Records another Milestone, Now on DStv, GOtv


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Fashion

Monalisa Chinda, Yvonne Ekwere, Lisa Omorodion & More at ‘First Cut’ Movie Premiere

Lisa Omorodion held another premiere for her movie, First Cut, on Friday January 23, at the Silverbird Cinema and it was quite the turn out as stars trooped to the event. Monalisa Chida, Yvonne Ekwere, Oritsefemi, Lancelot Imasuen, Enyinna Nwigwe, Azuka Ogujuiba, Igos and more attended the event. Check on it!   Photo Credit: Big...
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Inspirational or Tacky? Davido’s Hypeman Special Spesh Gets Backlash over Money Shots

Davido’s hypeman, Special Spesh has gotten quite a lot of backlash in the past few weeks for posting pictures on Instagram where he can be seen with bundles of money or a few notes of money. Regardless of what his followers say, he has continued to share his pictures and a lot of his followers...
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Curfew Imposed on Maiduguri as Military Fight for 2 Borno Towns Under Boko Haram Attack


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Mark: Leaders Must Take Full Responsibility for Followers’ Misconduct


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Lagos Guber Candidates Woo Business Community


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Entertainment

Muna Obiekwe: I have been living without kidney for three years – Emma Ugolee

Following the death of Nollywood actor, Muna Obiekwe, last Sunday, after a protracted battle with failing kidney which finally gave in on Sunday, an air of gloom descended on the industry, prompting many to question their lifestyles and warning colleagues to do the same. Tributes began to pour in for the deceased, just as colleagues exchanged messages of love, sharing the loss and embracing in a sombre camaraderie that only could come from losing a dear one. The post Muna Obiekwe: I have been living without kidney for three years – Emma Ugolee appeared first on Vanguard News....
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Amber Rose hosts D’banjs 10th anniversary event in Lagos

The American curvaceous model has been confirmed as the host of D’banj’s 10th anniversary event billed to hold in Lagos on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
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Doctors slam Bruce Jenner’s plastic surgery

Bruce Jenner’s shocking plastic surgical transformation has caused concern among friends, as the Keeping up with the Kardashians patriarch grows ever more unrecognisable.
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Technology

FG confirms Alale as NIGCOMSAT CEO

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has approved the appointment of Ms Abimbola Alale as the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) LTD). The post FG confirms Alale as NIGCOMSAT CEO appeared first on Vanguard News....
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NIALS to NUC: Upgrade ICT curriculum with cloud computing services

Following four months of an intensive independent study focused on the Gaps in Data Privacy and Security in cloud services in the country, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) has presented the first draft of its findings to key stakeholders at a consultative round table held in Abuja recently. The post NIALS to NUC: Upgrade ICT curriculum with cloud computing services appeared first on Vanguard News....
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