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Lagos to shut Marine Bridge, Dopemu road for 10 weeks

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By Ismail Auwal The Lagos State Government has said that the Marine Bridge will be partially closed from Monday, January 17 to Saturday, April 2, 2022, for emergency infrastructure repairs. It also revealed plans to divert traffic on Dopemu Road in the Agege area of the state for three months beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022, for the...

Mahmoud Yusuf Garba: A Shift from certificate to skills

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By Sulaiman Abaje Amidst the hullabaloo of joblessness, a brobdingnagian job discrimination, and dignity violation, shifting from certificate to skills becomes pivotal. Mahmoud Yusuf Garba is a case study of someone who chose the path of freedom in a world full of disappointments, but abundant opportunities. He is a prudent finance enthusiast who thought to be independent at a very young age. Mahmoud...

I choose to stay unmarried to honour my late wife – IBB

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By Ismail Auwal Nigerian former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi, said he chooses to stay unmarried to honour his deceased wife, Maryam Babangida. The former Head of State disclosed this in an interview with TrustTv.   " It is a matter of choice; I decided to honour her by being not a bachelor but being unmarried." "So far her children have done...

Your vote deserves better: Essentialness of voter’s education

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By Bashir Kabir It suffices to say that there are more than the needed amount of men and women vying for various public positions in the next elections. And as usual, the clamoring to catch the attention of the voting polity in the effort to showcase themselves as the right choices is by now very obvious as the year 2023...

Nigeria: So rich, yet too poor to fund education

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By Abdelghaffar Amoka Abdelmalik, PhD Over the last year, I have had few friends with the opinion that Nigeria is too poor to fund university education. But I am yet to be convinced. No one will see the lifestyle of the political class and believe that Nigeria is poor. You can't be too poor to fund university but rich enough...

Police: Man, wife promoted to rank of commissioners same day

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By Ismail Auwal The Inspector-General of Police,  IGP Usman Baba, has decorated Kehinde Longe and his wife, Yetunde Longe, as Commissioners of Police. The couple, along with 15 other Commissioners of Police, were recently promoted by the Police Service Commission (PSC). The husband and wife were course mates who joined the Nigeria Police Force on the same day, according to the Force...

Why we shunned Ganduje’s prayer–Tijjaniyya Shura

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By Ismail Auwal Kano State Tijjaniya Shura Council has explained why it shunned Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje's peace prayer session in the state. In a statement, the council's Secretary, Barrister Habibu Dan Almajiri, was shown in a video stating that the session was boycotted because it was not endorsed by the movement's recognized leadership from both Morocco and Kaulaha. "Any gathering aligned...

Why Arsenal should break the bank for Vlahovic

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By Muhammad Yakubu The Serbian international, born on January 28, 2000, made his debut for the Serie A side, ACF Fiorentina, in the 2018-19 Serie A campaign. Since then, the all-action striker has quickly risen through the ranks and enjoyed a breakthrough season in the 2020-21 campaign by netting 21 goals and assisting 3 in 37 matches. Quite phenomenal for...

Bello Muhammed Matawalle: Swimming successfully against the tide

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By Deyemi Saka    His first attempt at swimming against the tide and he came out successful was his emergence as the Governor of Zamfara State. After the March 9 , 2019 governorship election which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) permitted the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field a candidate barely 24 hours to the day of the election declared...

Bandits kill 13 in fresh attack in  Niger State – Police

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By Ismail Auwal Niger State Police Command have confirmed the death of no fewer than 13 people in two Niger villages in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state. The police said the deceased villagers were killed while harvesting their crops in Nukundna and Wurukuchi villages on Tuesday. The state command spokesperson Wasiu Abiodun, said 13 persons were killed and not 37...