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BOLA BOLAWOLE TREASURES

Last week’s “The havoc of namechange” was a revelation to many people. Akin, a friend who now lives in the United States, said he never knew me as anything other than Bola Bolawole. And thanks, my brother and friend, Tunji Bakare, for the correction. “Oje” in Yoruba has to do with “Egungun”, that is, masquerades, and not drummers as erroneously interpreted here last week. “Ayan” is for the drummers while “Oje” is for the masquerades. I should have known that because I have many Ayans as friends, such as Ayanbadejo,…

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Putting an end to the PDP crisis

Since the 2015 general elections, when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the presidential election to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party has failed woefully in providing opposition to the ruling party. The PDP, which since the return of democracy on May 29, 1999, had been the ruling party at the centre and the majority party across the country, has since former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the election to President Muhammadu Buhari, lost its bearing and has been enmeshed in intra-party crisis. The crisis has threatened the existence of…

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Ezugwu: Successive govts’ve always neglected South-East

Chief Willy Ezugwu is the Secretary General of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP). He speaks, in this interview with FELIX NWANERI, on recent developments in the polity ahead of the 2019 general elections and some critical issues affecting the South-East What is your reaction to the recent release of the schedule for the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), two years to the polls? The action of the electoral commission is condemnable, insensitive and a disservice to the country. Ordinarily, you will think that…

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Ex-Ebonyi gov, Elechi, dumps PDP for APC

The immediate past governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Martin Elechi yesterday dumped his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Elechi, who had announced his retirement from active politics, registered for the ruling party at his home town in Echialike, Ikwo Local Government Area of the state after the party’s national, zonal and state leaders attended a thanksgiving service at St Theresa’s Catholic Church Abakaliki to thank God for the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari from ill-health. He blamed his decision to dump the PDP for the…

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I’m open to criticism, says Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday assured those criticising his administration that nobody would molest them, as he was open to criticism. Ortom, who spoke during a thanksgiving service in honour of his Aide-De-Camp, James Omirin Agaku, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Tyulen, in Guma Local Government Area, said democracy guaranteed freedom of expression. “You are free to criticise my administration, nobody will disturb you because we are in democracy where there is freedom of expression,” Ortom reiterated, pointing out that he became governor in the name of ‘our Lord,…

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Ex-Ebonyi gov, Elechi, joins APC

Former Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi Sunday declared for All Progressives Congress (APC). Elechi, who had announced his retirement from active politics, registered for the party at his home in Echialike, Ikwo Local Government Area of the state after the party’s national, zonal and state leaders attended a thanksgiving service at St Theresa’s Catholic Church Abakaliki to thank God for the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari from ill-health. He noted that his decision to join the party was the intractable crisis in his former party, the Peoples Democratic…

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Why I’m still single at 30 –Adenike Adegbite

How’s the year been for you? So far so good, it’s been great but it will definitely get better. Can we meet you? I run the Trillion-Bucks Company; a media, marketing and events management company in Nigeria. I’m also the Founder of F-art-shion Show; Fashion and Beauty Business- FABB Series, an initiative aimed at developing the science of fashion and beauty business in Nigeria. Take us into your growing up years? I’m from a family of seven including my step- mum. I am the first child. I have two sisters…

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Worlds’ richest football clubs in 2017

In 2017, Manchester United of England became the first club to surpass a £500 million turnover, which was enough to deny Real Madrid of their top spot on the list for the 12th year running as the richest football club in the world. Not much has changed in the long run, though, the League’s top three clubs have remained the same since the study was launches 20 years ago, in 1997. The combined money league clubs’ revenues increased by a massive 12% this year, reaching a total of £5.5 billion…

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How to use the new media effectively –Obi

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has called on all segments of the society, especially the Church to see the advent of the New Media as another channel through which humanity would be enriched. Obi was speaking at the 28th CIWA Theology Week organised by the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt. Speaking on the theme of the event entitled: “Theology, Catechesis and the New Media in Africa Today,” Obi said that since creation, the media, no matter how developed it was at any given epoch,…

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EPL: Man City too strong for Hull, Liverpool bounce back

Manchester City ended a four-game winless run in the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Hull City on Saturday that boosted their hopes of finishing in a Champions League spot. Ahmed Elmohamady’s own goal opened the scoring before half time at Etihad Stadium, as the Hull defender turned in Jesus Navas’ dangerous low cross. Raheem Sterling’s jinking run then set up Sergio Aguero and the Argentine’s powerful effort squeezed past Eldin Jakupovic. The Hull goalkeeper had no chance from City’s third, with Fabian Delph allowed time and space to…

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