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JAMB: confusion trails examination

JAMB: confusion trails examination

Since the process leading up to this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME begun, it has been marred by crisis. In a bid to reduce cheating, some innovations were introduced but the implementation has forced different kinds of hitches. It was difficult to get the forms in the first place, even more difficult to fill […]

Oversight: We’ll step on powerful toes during my leadership – Saraki

Oversight: We’ll step on powerful toes during my leadership – Saraki

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki in this Interview on Channels Television monitored in Ilorin spoke on the recent opening of the Budget of NASS described as one of the legislature finest moments in recent history among other burning national issues. You must be very proud that you have finally delivered on your promise to open […]

Political aspirants should undergo medical examination – Barr. Ashaolu

Political aspirants should undergo medical examination – Barr. Ashaolu

Titus Olasupo Ashaolu’s (SAN) contribution to the legal profession in Kwara state and beyond can never be over-emphasised. In this interview, the onetime Attorney General of the state speaks with KAYODE ADEOTI on the controversy that has trailed letter written by the President Muhammed Buhari to the Senate over his medical vacation among other germane […]

Needless debate over budget signing

Needless debate over budget signing

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters, Ita Enang, were the two officials who added fuel to a combustible situation when rumours filled the social media that the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was going to be prevented from signing the 2017 budget […]

Ajadi, Fagbemi, Kunle Sulyman, others departure will bring relief to Kwara PDP – Oyedepo  

Ajadi, Fagbemi, Kunle Sulyman, others departure will bring relief to Kwara PDP – Oyedepo  

The embattled factional chairman of a wing of the crisis ridden Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyiola Oyedepo talks about how the directive of the Makarfi-led national executive that members should adopt other platforms for election if Supreme Court judgment favours Ali Modu Sheriff, the prolonged predicament of the party in the state and allegation that […]

That coup alert

That coup alert

With Uche Nnadozie It is not as if I am one of those who think that the worst democratic government is better than the most benevolent military dictatorship; however, seeing what the military has done to our country while they held sway, it must be a thoroughly frustrated politician that will hold meetings for a […]

Kwara @50: Celebrating our past and present

Kwara @50: Celebrating our past and present

Last week we kick started a 10-day celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of our dear state, Kwara. Although meant to be a low-key outing, it does not in any way take from us the need to celebrate and rejoice, not just on our successes thus far, but on our existence and being. There are […]

Time to end preventable maternal deaths in Nigeria

Time to end preventable maternal deaths in Nigeria

By Osita Abana In the last 18 months, three ladies I know have died from childbirth-related causes in Nigeria. In my University days, one of the brightest lecturers in my department- a PhD in Biochemistry -entered the labour room and never returned. At an event organized by the NYSC – a little under two years […]

NASS finest hour

NASS finest hour

After many years of pressure from civil society and other Nigerians, the National Assembly last week, eventually fulfilled its promise of releasing its budget breakdown to the public. This has come following promises made by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki as part of his electioneering campaign to become the chairman of the […]

Lord Billy’s Diary

Lord Billy’s Diary

The Immortal Saraki He would have been 84 years yesterday, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. As usual he would have marked the event quietly. He was never the one to roll out the drums on occasion of his birthday. I recall when he turned 70, there were so much preparations to mark this milestone of Nigeria’s […]