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The beauty in regionalism

By Eric Teniola CHIEF E.M.R. Okorodudu was the first Agent General of Western Nigeria in the United Kingdom. Like every Agent General his work covered the whole of Europe. He later became a Commissioner in the Federal Civil Commission between 1968 and 1974 along with Alhaji Sule Katagum(Chairman), Sir Samuel Layinka Ayodeji Manuwa, Alhaji Yusuf Jega and Dr. L.O. Uwechia. He replaced his friend, Chief Arthur Prest who had served in the Commission since 1960. Chief Okorodudu was succeeded as Agent General by Chief Emmanuel Akinbowale Olasumbo Akintoye Coker (SAN) (1925-2000), the late Apena of Egbaland. Chief Coker was succeeded as Agent General by Prince Delphus Adebayo Odubanjo. The first Agent General of Northern Nigeria was Alhaji Saadu Ayinla Alanamu alias GBOGBO IW...

Team Nigeria return tomorrow

BY TONY UBANI TEAM Nigeria will arrive the country tomorrow morning after competing at the just concluded Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Nigeria’s flagbearer Blessing Okagbare leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO According to the flight arrangement, the team which will fly in by Emirates Airline has been broken into two batches and will leave Gold Coast to Dubai in two separate flights. From Dubai they  will fly one batch to Abuja while the second batch will land in Lagos. Team Nigeria placed placed 9th at the conclusion of events on Sunday with most of the gold medals won by physically challenged athletes. The Minister of Sport...

Stakeholders decry reduction of judges at ECOWAS Court

By Innocent Anaba Rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, SAN; President of ECOWAS Court of Justice, Justice Jerome Traore; Chairman, Nigeria Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Mr. Chinonye Obiagwu; President, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, ICMC, Mr Emeka Obegolu and a cross section of civil society organisations, have decried the reduction of judges of ECOWAS Court of Justice from seven to five. ECOWAS Parliament They also took a swipe at member states who are in the habit of disregarding and disobeying the judgments and orders of the  ECOWAS court, stressing that such action threatens the very existence of the court and the union. Falana and others, who spoke at a two-day consultative meeting on strengthening the ECOWAS Court of Justice and ...

LKJ: Still the measuring rod

By Yinka Odumakin WHEN Chief Samuel Ayodele Adebanjo marked his 90th birthday in Isanya Ogbo last Tuesday, it was exactly a graphic demonstration of the saying that Oyingbo market is oblivious of who did not come. The sleepy town after Ijebu-Ode had never witnessed such a convergence of who-is-who in Nigeria.From the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who represented the Federal Government, Host Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the Governors of Oyo and Osun states,powerful delegations from the South-South led by Pa E.K Clark,the South East under Chief John Nnia Nwodo and the Middlle-Belt under Dr. Bala Takaya. There were powerful monarchs, former Governors, serving Senators, captains of industry and movers and shakers of society .In spite of being a star-studded occasion,I noticed ...

Regional integration: Ambode inaugurates 21 road networks between Lagos, Ogun border

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Barely one week after the six states of the South-West, SW, region comprising Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo and Lagos states, otherwise known as the frontline states of development in Nigeria, met in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos and completed the process of formally admitting Lagos State into the Odua Investment conglomerate with 115 million shares, what seemed to signal the commencement of political campaign by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State began. Akinwunmi Ambode It was the commissioning of 21 boundary roads and two link bridges, totalling 27.4 kilometres in Alimosho Local Government on Easter Monday – a practical demonstration of the administration’s commitment to take the lead in SW region’s economic integration which remains the best alterna...

WARNING MEN – These 3 Mistakes in the Bedroom Causes Poor Performance, Broken Marriages and Makes Women Cheat

There are 3 mistakes that most men make in the bedroom that makes them unable to satisfy their woman in bed, have poor sexual performance and often time makes their wife cheat on them. My name is Mrs. Remi, and truth is from my years of research and experience, I have found that these 3 things are what cause complaints from most women. Before I tell you about them, first, you must know that about 2 years ago… I was also complaining about these 3 things my husband did in the bedroom, that made our sex life boring, and almost destroyed our marriage because he was unable to perform in bed. Let me tell you about them… Poor Hygiene – Women complain about a man having dirty and unclean hands more than anything else. They are digusted by the thought of dirty hands touching th...

Young Nigerian must lead the country in 2019 —IBB

Pledges support for Northern Elders Forum By Wole Mosadomi MINNA—Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (retd), has again urged Nigerians to ensure that only the younger generations were voted to power in the country. This came on a day former Military President also threw his weight behind the newly formed Northern Elders Forum, led by Alhaji Tanko Yakasai. Babangida, spoke at his country home, Minna, Niger State, when he received a delegation of YES Nigeria Movement, led by its convener, Ali Soyode. Former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida He charged the delegation to seize the privilege offered by the next elections to serve their fatherland at a younger age. Babangida, who, had in a statement in February asked President Muhammadu Buhar...

IDP, 4 others killed after withdrawal of soldiers, says Taraba council boss

By John Mkom Jalingo—Chairman of Donga Local Government, Mr. Nashuka Ipeyen, yesterday, confirmed the killing of four persons in an attack at Sabon Gida hours after soldiers were withdrawn from the area. Nashuka also said an internally-displaced person, IDP, was killed at Tunari and three others missing, when they went to pick some of their valuables and get some foodstuff for their families. He, however, said the presence of the mobile police personnel deployed to the area prevented the attackers from razing down Sabon Gida village and appealed to the people to avoid going into the hinterland until the security situation in the area improves  IDPs  Meanwhile, the Chairman of Takum Local Government, Mr. Shiban Tikari, has described as laughable the statement by the Nig...

Man escapes lynching after bathing girlfriend with acid

By Esther Onyegbula A 33-year-old man, identified as Lukman Madoti, narrowly escaped death, last week, after a mob beat him to a pulp for allegedly pouring acid on his girlfriend, Toyin Muyibi, 33, at Akala area of Lagos State. Reports said the suspect poured acid on the face of his girlfriend after accusing her of having an affair with another man in the area. It was gathered that all efforts by the girl to reassure her boyfriend of her faithfulness failed as the angry man stormed out of her residence with a threat to “teach her a lesson.” Eyewitness account said the estranged lover later surfaced at the girl’s 7, Alhaji Lasisi Street residence and carried out his threat by pouring acid on her face. His action elicited an immediate reaction from people around the area...

FCAM’s Legacy Dollar Bond Fund IPO records 144.44% over subscription

By Peter Egwuatu FIRST City Asset Management Limited (FCAM), a member of FCMB Group Plc, has recorded an impressive 244.44 percent subscription in its Initial Public Offering (IPO) Legacy Bond. The result of the IPO, which has been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), implies that the Fund attracted US$6.111million, which represents an over-subscription of 144.44 percent above the US$2.5million offered to prospective unit holders during the offer period from January 8, 2018 to February 14, 2018. This is an indication of the high level of investor confidence in the Legacy USD Bond Fund and FCAM. The Legacy USD Bond Fund is an open-ended investment vehicle registered with the SEC and managed by FCAM. It gives investors the opportunity to invest in US...

President Buhari meets Buhari Diaspora Support Organization in London

President Buhari received in audience the Buhari Diaspora Support Organization in London on Sunady. President Buhari with L-R: Mr Illiyasu Garba, Mr Bolaji Lewis, Chief of Staff to President Abba Kyari, Project Coordinator Charles Sylvester, Mr Dapo Williams, Hajia Lamisila and Mr Stephen Kifordu as he receives in audience Buhari Diaspora Support Organization in London President Buhari with L-R: Mr Illiyasu Garba, Mr Bolaji Lewis, Chief of Staff to President Abba Kyari, Project Coordinator Charles Sylvester, Mr Dapo Williams, Hajia Lamisila and Mr Stephen Kifordu as he receives in audience Buhari Diaspora Support Organization in London

Excess taxation: Ogbe-Ijaw ferry boat union appeals to Okowa

The executives of Ferry Boats Transport Union, Ogbe-Ijaw market (market road unit), have appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to prevail on his Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan and his director, Lucky Omoniy, to stop what the union described as excess taxation of N500 to N1,500 as ticket levies, and N50 per passenger for every boat trip. •Okowa In a petition duly signed by the chairman of the union, Comrade Samson Timbowei, Josiah Oyimi Oyakoghan, vice, Bernard Facah, secretary, Samuel Tietie, PRO and others, the union also frowned at the activities allegedly carried out by agent of the state government under marine speed boat/local boats revenue tax force and their team, lamenting that the tax force has made life unbearable for them and their passengers. ...