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By Eseohe Solomon July 13, 2024 – Abuja, Nigeria In a dramatic rescue operation today, emergency responders in Abuja successfully extracted four individuals from the rubble of a collapsed two-storey residential building. The incident, which occurred early Saturday morning near Cupid Hotel on Cupid Road, Sultan Dasuki Way in Kubwa, has gripped the city with anxiety and hope. Initially reported with an unknown number of trapped individuals, the collapse forced responders into swift action. Two survivors were promptly rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention, while others managed to escape independently amidst the chaos. The building, formerly known…

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By Sola Ojewusi In 1986, I had the privilege of meeting Professor Wole Soyinka just outside the Obafemi Awolowo University Pit Theatre, where I was a student at the time. The renowned writer had just returned from Stockholm, where he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. As I congratulated him on his achievement, he extended his hand in a firm handshake, and his deep voice offered words of encouragement. The warmth of that handshake and the assurance of his voice have remained with me to this day, inspiring my own artistic and literary pursuits. That moment in time…

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President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, on Friday, attended the Niger Delta Stakeholders Summit in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital and called on the stakeholders in the region to support the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to achieve more for the region. The Summit, organised by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), assembles the people of the Niger Delta and policy experts to develop strategies and articulate a roadmap for economic growth and development of the region. The theme of the summit is Renewed Hope for Sustainable Development of the Niger Delta region. The Summit was also attended…

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President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, on Friday, attended the Niger Delta Stakeholders Summit in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital and called on the stakeholders in the region to support the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to achieve more for the region. The Summit, organised by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), assembles the people of the Niger Delta and policy experts to develop strategies and articulate a roadmap for economic growth and development of the region. The theme of the summit is Renewed Hope for Sustainable Development of the Niger Delta region. The Summit was also attended…

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By Sola Ojewusi Ibadan, Oyo State – In a historic ceremony held today at the Labosinde compound, Oba Owolabi Olakulehin has been crowned the 43rd Olubadan of Ibadanland. The event was attended by dignitaries from across the country, including Governor Seyi Makinde, who performed the coronation rites. According to traditional protocol, the Labosinde compound is the designated location for the coronation of any Olubadan of Ibadanland, and today’s ceremony was no exception. The compound was filled to capacity as prominent figures gathered to witness the historic event. In attendance were notable personalities such as former Oyo State Governor and member…

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By Eseohe Solomon In a momentous tribute to Nigeria’s literary giant, President Bola Tinubu has marked the 90th birthday of Professor Wole Soyinka with heartfelt congratulations and an extraordinary gesture of national recognition. Renowned globally as a playwright, novelist, poet, and activist, Soyinka’s contributions to literature and social justice have shaped generations. President Tinubu described Soyinka as “one of the finest minds of his generation,” noting his unwavering commitment to justice and democracy. Their paths intertwined during Nigeria’s struggle for democracy, where Soyinka’s influence as a pro-democracy champion and advocate against corruption was pivotal. In honor of his legacy,…

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By Sola Ojewusi In a gesture of profound recognition, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has honored Nigeria’s illustrious Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, by renaming the iconic National Theatre in Lagos after him. This significant act not only celebrates Soyinka’s remarkable contributions to literature and the arts but also underscores his enduring influence on the cultural and intellectual landscape of Nigeria. Wole Soyinka’s legacy is a tapestry woven with threads of intellectual rigor, fearless advocacy, and artistic brilliance. From his groundbreaking plays and novels to his steadfast commitment to social justice, Soyinka has consistently used his voice and pen to challenge the…

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By Eseohe Solomon In a significant legal development, the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the remand of Saleh Mamman, the former Minister of Power, in Kuje Prison pending the hearing of his bail application. This decision was handed down by Justice James Omotosho on Thursday, July 11, following Mamman’s arraignment on a 12-count charge related to money laundering offences brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mamman, who appeared before the court, pleaded not guilty to all charges presented against him by the EFCC. The presiding judge, Justice Omotosho, after considering the arguments from…

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By Eseohe Solomon A tense situation unfolded yesterday evening in Abuja, Nigeria, as flames engulfed the Mainland Oil and Gas filling station in the Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory. The incident, which began around 5:30 pm, reportedly originated from a tanker discharging fuel at the station, which caught fire during the process. Emergency services, including personnel from the FCT Fire Service and local police units, swiftly responded to the scene to contain the blaze. FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, confirmed that Commissioner of Police Benneth Igweh promptly mobilized resources to manage the situation. Fortunately, there were no reported…

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By Jimmy Fatunbi Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Kashim Shettima, has restated the government’s unvarnished commitment to deepening economic and financial inclusion in line with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, noting that financial inclusion is a core component and the government is making a lot of efforts to ensure that the vulnerable in society have safety nets as exemplified by the ASO accord which was signed this year. He made these comments over the weekend at the Abuja Continental Hotel in Abuja while speaking as principal guest of honour at the launch of the 2024…

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