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DENNIS BERGKAMP: CLOSE TO GOD

Arsenal unveil a statue to honour Dennis Bergkamp today. I pay tribute to my favourite footballer of all time whilst part reviewing his biography published last year.  People tend to get immortalized in death. This doesn’t apply to Dennis Bergkamp because he’s...

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SENATOR BUKOLA SARAKI’S SUBMISSION ON THE 2014 BUDGET

1)   THE BUDGET THEME The proposed budget christened Budget for Job Creation and Growth’ represents N100 billion reduction from the N4.7 trillion that was budgeted for last year.   Key assumptions of the budget include: crude oil 2.3mbpd, crude oil price $77.5pb, exc...

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PRESS RELEASE BY APC SENATORS ON SUSPENSION OF SANUSI BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN

This morning, President Goodluck Jonathan announced the suspension of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati directed that the most senior De...

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ADIDAS UNVEILS NIGERIA’S KIT FOR 2014 WORLD CUP, EAGLES TO LAUNCH IT AGAINST MEXICO

According to Adidas, the Super Eagles will pull on their new 2014 World Cup kit for the first time against Mexico in a friendly match in Atlanta, USA. The sportswear giants revealed the new home jersey on Friday and explains that it “departs from the traditional racing gr...

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LAGOS BANS INDECENT DRESSING BY FEMALE CIVIL SERVANTS

The Lagos State Government has rolled out a dress code for its female workers with a directive that none of them should wear clothes, such as miniskirts,  that  expose their cleavages, body shape and other sensitive female body parts. The decision was taken as a result of...

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SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS WADA’S VICTORY

The Governor of Kogi State Captain Idris Wada (rtd.) was today declared as the duly elected Governor of Kogi State by the Supreme Court. His emergence as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party  (PDP) and subsequent election as Governor was challenged by Jibrin E...

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NOTES ON SEX AND THE CITY AND FEMINISM

Oluwamayowa Idowu Since Queen Bey’s album came out, the F word has been heavy on our lips. Feminism is a constant topic these days. Much so, that it has become joke fodder. I can get out of doing things I don’t want to by saying “Aren’t you a femin...

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COURT RESTRAINS SSS, AGF, IGP FROM HARASSING SANUSI

The Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos gave a court order today restraining the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke; Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar; the State Security Service (SSS); and all other agencies of the Federal ...

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SANUSI VOWS TO CHALLENGE SUSPENSION BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN IN COURT

The recently suspended Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi landed yesterday in Lagos, received by his family and friend former Minister of the FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. Yesterday during an interview with Sahara Reports confirmed that he will challenge his suspens...

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CBN GOVERNOR SANUSI LAMIDO SUSPENDED BY PRESIDENT JONATHAN

The Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was yesterday suspended from his post by the President, Goodluck Jonathan. The governor was suspended in absentia, while attending a three-day meeting of the West African Central Bank Governors in Niger. The Presi...

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BOKO HARAM: RELOCATE ARMY HEADQUARTERS TO BORNO, REPS TELL FG

Worried by renewed attacks by members of Boko Haram sect, the House of Representatives has urged the Federal government to quickly move the headquarters of Nigerian Army to the Borno State capital, Maiduguri. The lawmakers also urged the Federal government to work with th...

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BRIG. GENERAL JONES AROGBOFA (RETD.) NAMED AS NEW CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday named Brig. Gen Jones Arogbofa (retd.) as his new Chief of Staff. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati disclosed this via Twitter. Arogbofa is meant to take over with immediate effect after Chief Mike...

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Over 100 killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed more than 100 people in an attack on a village in Nigeria, said Senator Ali Ndume representing Borno South constituency. The attackers stormed the village in Nigeria’s restive north-eastern Borno state on Saturday, slaughtering ...

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BAN ON RALLIES AT AIRPORT: APC ACCUSE POLICE OF SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the police of selective enforcement of its ban on political, socio-cultural and religious rallies at the nation’s airports. In a statement  in Lagos, yesterday, by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohamme...

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BUDGET DEBATE: REPS KICK AGAINST 700M VILLA HOSPITAL, OTHERS

The  2014 budget debate by the  House of Representatives resumed  on  Tuesday  with members kicking against  the votes for some  subheads planned by the Federal Government. Such votes include the N971bn earmarked for  fuel subsidy,  N700m for  a hospital in the Presidenti...