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YM Bichi: Two years of restoration at DSS

It was the contemporary African writer, Okey Ndibe, who, in his celebrated novel, Arrows of Rain, declared that: “A story that must be told never forgives silence.” Indeed, silence in the midst of giant strides, is not only a disincentive to leadership, but also disservice to the public.   It is with that consciousness, coupled […]

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I was called a witch because I had conjoined twins –Mum

•I became partially blind at some point A young Bayelsa woman Ayebaekipreye Abinyefa and her husband who had conjoined twins were recently given a new lease on life when individuals and governments intervened to ensure that the conjoined twins were separated so that they can lead normal lives. The journey for the couple began around […]

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NIGERIANS TO FAROUQ: We didn’t get FG’s COVID-19 palliatives

Recently, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reportedly quoted as saying that most Nigerians, irrespective of status, got the Federal Government’s palliatives. The report, which come at a time the Federal Government’s drive to check the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, was already receiving boost, however, drew up mixed reactions among […]

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NNPC trudges on amid global headwinds

…stakeholders, others thumb up Kyari’s leadership style     Globally, the petroleum industry has witnessed an unprecedented low turn in the last one year. This period has seen the reduction in production and very low oil price.   In Nigeria, it was a period of drama, trauma and some level of success. Incidentally, this is […]

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‘They are not just numbers’: Missing Beirut silo worker’s family clings to hope

  Before he went missing on Aug. 4, Ghassan Hasrouty, an employee of Beirut’s giant grain silos for 38 years, thought he was working in the safest place in the city. The reinforced concrete walls and underground rooms were his shelter for many days during Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war. He used to tell his family […]

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Sacked airline workers: NLC issues 2-week ultimatum for reinstatement

•Airlines’ actions wicked, callous –Wabba The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued two weeks ultimatum to three airlines; Turkish Airlines, Air Peace and Bristow Helicopters, to reinstate the workers recently sacked from their establishments. The NLC also condemned and rejected the recent sack of 69 pilots by Air Peace, 100 pilots by Bristow Helicopters and […]

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Fear, excitement trail schools’ resumption

Resumption of final year students of secondary schools became necessary as the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) slated to begin in less than two weeks from now approaches. Our reporters, who took a tour round some schools across the country, noticed that non pharmaceutical measures are already in place as required by the […]

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I was careful to not intimidate my wife with my academic credentials – Professor Bada

It’s expected that a scholar who is prominent enough to be offered an appointment by the Presidency, acknowledged by the International Chartered World Learned Society among other recognition would have a wife who is equally scholarly but that is not the case with the Badas, Prof Madashiru Akande Bada and Mrs Muibat Anike Bada. In […]

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APC governor in Anambra State inevitable –Nsofor

Sir Humphrey Nsofor is the Director of publicity, APC Elders Forum in Anambra State. He was before then the majority leader at the Anambra State House of Assembly. He told OKEY MADUFORO in this interview that the APC-led Federal Government has done creditably well in Anambra State, especially in the area of infrastructure and appointments, […]

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POOR TEENAGER-TURNED CULINARY EXPERT: My job met my needs but didn’t give me fulfillment

Food is becoming more than just soups, more than just from mouth to stomach; it’s fast becoming a unifying factor, reports ISIOMA MADIKE Humans, including other living things, cannot survive without food. That’s one level of understanding. There’s another, perhaps, more important level of understanding that is often ignored; the fact that: “Humans may not […]