February 5, 2023

[GIST] Bolanle Awe and the mission of a womanist ideal

[GIST] Bolanle Awe and the mission of a womanist ideal

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On Saturday, January 28, 2023, Professor Emerita Bolanle Awe turned 90. There is absolutely no doubt that this is an epochal index in the life of this remarkable historian, matriarch, scholar, administrator, wife, mother and humanist. Here at home, we remember her as the iconic Director of African Studies who brought great enthusiasm and style


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[GIST] Elections: INEC won’t disappoint Nigerians – Ekiti REC

[GIST] Elections: INEC won’t disappoint Nigerians – Ekiti REC

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The Ekiti State Independent National Electoral Commission Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Ayobami Salami, has said that the commission will not disappoint Nigerians in the 2023 general elections. Salami stated this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria  in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday shortly after monitoring the mock accreditation for the election in the state.


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February 4, 2023

[GIST] 600 pre-election appeals in appellate court, says president

[GIST] 600 pre-election appeals in appellate court, says president

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The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, on Friday, said the court had so far received 600 pre-election matters from its 20 Divisions. Dongbam-Mensem made this known when the Ambassador of the European Union Delegation, Samuela Isopi, paid her a visit in her office. “The court received over 600 pre-election appeals in


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[GIST] Imade: Petroleum engineer fuelling NPFL with goals

[GIST] Imade: Petroleum engineer fuelling NPFL with goals

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Five games into the 2022/23 Nigeria Professional Football League season, newly promoted Bendel Insurance have taken the league by surprise with the help of a relatively unknown name until now, Osarenkhoe Imade. ABIODUN ADEWALE caught up with the player and brings you the journey of the UNIBEN graduate into football Barely 16 hours after scoring


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[GIST] 78% of Nigerians don’t trust INEC, says report

[GIST] 78% of Nigerians don’t trust INEC, says report

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Only 23 per cent of Nigerians say they trust the Independent National Electoral Commission “somewhat” or “a lot,” while more than three-fourths (78 per cent) express “just a little” or no trust at all in the election-management body, a joint report by NOI Polls, Afrobarometer, and CDD Ghana has shown. The report titled, “Nigerians want


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[GIST] Canada interested in Nigeria’s election, says spokesperson

[GIST] Canada interested in Nigeria’s election, says spokesperson

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The Canadian government on Thursday said it was monitoring closely the preparations for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria. The spokesperson, Global Affairs of Canada, James Wanki, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja. Western powers such as the United States of America and the United Kingdom have announced their stances regarding


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[GIST] Police uncover plot to attack Oyo banks, others

[GIST] Police uncover plot to attack Oyo banks, others

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The Police Command in Oyo State, says it has uncovered plot by hoodlums to attack and loot banks, shopping malls, INEC offices and other facilities in the state. This is contained in a statement by the Command’s spokesman, SP Adewale Osifeso, on Friday in Ibadan. The statement is coming on the heels of Friday’s protest


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February 3, 2023

[GIST] Nigerians will vote in peaceful atmosphere, says Buhari 

[GIST] Nigerians will vote in peaceful atmosphere, says Buhari 

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…says porous borders prolonging anti-terrorism fight The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, said despite the high-spirited mood typical of election seasons, his regime would ensure that Nigerians vote in an atmosphere conducive for free and fair elections come February 25 and March 11, 2023. “I have made it a cardinal commitment to


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[GIST] OAU student: Adedoyin’s witnesses decline court appearance

[GIST] OAU student: Adedoyin’s witnesses decline court appearance

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Owner of Hiltons Hotel, Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adedoyin, standing trial alongside six of his employees in the case of murder of a Masters student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke, on Thursday closed his case. All the seven defendants were present in court for the day’s proceedings, but Okon Ita, counsel for the seventh


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[GIST] Quality education solution to illegal migration, trafficking – Edo

[GIST] Quality education solution to illegal migration, trafficking – Edo

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The Edo State Government has said quality education which EdoBEST offers will end illegal migration and youth unemployability. A statement by the Edo State Ministry of Education stated that Governor Godwin Obaseki unveiled the EdoBEST reform programme in 2018 to address the challenge of poor learning outcomes and youth unemployability, which were the root causes


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[GIST] Reviewed curriculum, e-books will promote learning – Sanwo-Olu

[GIST] Reviewed curriculum, e-books will promote learning – Sanwo-Olu

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The Lagos State Government has said its reviewed Lagos State Unified Schemes of Work, learning devices and specialised e-books will promote deep learning for learners. Speaking at the unveiling, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Secretary to State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji, stated that the Lagos curriculum was holistically examined and it


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[GIST] Vandi asked me to replace his bullet – Inspector

[GIST] Vandi asked me to replace his bullet – Inspector

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A policeman, Inspector Sunday Akagu, on Thursday, told a Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island, how Assistant Superintendent of Police Drambi Vandi, the suspected killer of a Lagos-based lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, asked him for a bullet to replace his after shooting the woman on Christmas Day. Vandi is standing


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[GIST] Putin warns West over arms deliveries to Ukraine

[GIST] Putin warns West over arms deliveries to Ukraine

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President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed a decisive response to any country threatening Russia and lashed out against Germany for promising tanks for Kyiv. His threats came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the Kremlin was consolidating its forces for a fresh offensive. Zelensky was speaking in Kyiv beside EU chief Ursula von der


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February 2, 2023

[GIST] Stick to FCT masterplan, minister urges residents

[GIST] Stick to FCT masterplan, minister urges residents

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The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, has warned against moves that could lead to a deviation from the territory’s masterplan, The PUNCH reports. Mrs. Aliyu made this known during the investiture ceremony of the 14th chairperson of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, FCT chapter, Mrs. Lami Ayuba, in


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[GIST] Ondo politicians dump APC, PDP for LP

[GIST] Ondo politicians dump APC, PDP for LP

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Hundreds of members of some major political parties in Ondo State have defected to the Labour Party just weeks before the general election.  The defectors are from the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, and the Social Democratic Party in the Akoko South-East/Akoko South-West Federal Constituency of the state.  At the event, held in


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[GIST] 21-year-old rapists bag life sentence in Ekiti

[GIST] 21-year-old rapists bag life sentence in Ekiti

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An Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, has sentenced two boys to life imprisonment for rape. The convicts, Salau Adams (21) and Odeleye Tobi (21), were arraigned on May 13, 2022, on one count of rape. The charge read, “The defendants on February 28, 2022, at Awo Ekiti in the Irepodun/Ifelodun council of Ekiti


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