2019 ELECTION POSTPONEMENT : STAKEHOLDERS LAMENT ECONOMIC COST

BY BEST OFORI In the early hours of Saturday, February 16, 2019, Nigerians woke up to the astonishing news that the much awaited general elections scheduled for that day has been postponed. The electoral body cited difficulties in transporting electoral materials to some areas. The new dates fixed for the elections are February 23, for Presidential and National Assembly elections and March 9, for governorship and assemblies elections. A few weeks back, the INEC chairman, stated that every logistic arrangement has been put in place and there is no possibility…

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MIDDLESBROUGH FANS HAIL (AFRICAN ZIDANE) JOHN OBI-MIKEL

KUNLE JOB Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has warmed his way into the hearts of the fans at the club he joined recently. He is getting better with time like vintage wine. The fans have even composed a song for him, dubbing him the ‘African Zidane’ Some have described him as the ‘Rolls-Royce’ midfielder. He posted a video of two little girls on twitter, chanting his name after his side’s 1-0 away win over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday, where he put up an impressive performance. With the defeat of…

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I WANT MY WIFE BACK HOME, BUT PARTY LEADERS SAY NO – TINUBU

Best Ofori. National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has revealed how some influential members of the party in the Lagos APC Governor’s Advisory Council GAC, upturned one of his critical decisions not to return his wife, Remi, for a third term in the Senate. According to Tinubu, ’’The coup, was hatched prelude to the conduct of the last primary elections across the 245 wards of the20 Local Government Areas of the last year.” He said this, while addressing party…

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DONALD DUKE STILL IN THE RACE

Best Ofori. A former governor of Cross-River state, Donald Duke has reiterated that he is still in the presidential race and on the ballot as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the 2019 elections. The National Executive of the SDP had earlier met in Abuja and endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Party, APC as its party candidate. Speaking on ‘Daily Report’, a radio programme on Star Fm in Lagos, Duke blamed the crisis in the party on an aspirant, who lost at the…

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NIGERIA MUST BE CAUTIOUS IN JOINING AFCFA – Yemi Olamofe

Best Ofori Nigeria has been advised to thread softy in joining the African Continental free Trade Agent (AfCFA). The note of warning was given by a Panelist, YemiOlamofe on Nigeria Info early morning programme, The money Business and Economy Show. According to Olamofe, Nigeria must address key factors of development such as unemployment and the need for improvement on infrastructure “ integrated development can not take place in the face of negative infrastructure. There is need for a significant improvement in infrastructure to save Nigeria from becoming a dumping ground…

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WE NEED STATE POLICE – OSINBAJO

Best Ofori The vice presiden,t professor Yemi Osinbanjo has reiterated the Government’s commitment for the establishment of State police in Nigeria. Prof. Osinbanjo, who spoke on a National radio programme, stated that the inauguration of State police will make for effective community policing, taking into cognizance the diverse nature and heterogeneity of the country. According to Osinbanjo, “there is need for a state police. The local police will understand the language of the people.They must live with the people. They must understand the terrain, the culture and ways of life…

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ADIEU TAIWO OGUNJOBI

Former secretary – General of the then Nigeria football Associated,Taiwo Ogunjobi died inthe early hours of Monday 11th of February,2019. NAN reports that the 65- year–old former player of the defunct IICC Shooting stars died in the early hours of Monday 11th of February, 2019 at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. The deceased was said to have been admitted into the Hospital on Saturday evening, but died in the early hours of Monday. Several ex- footballers and football administrators described the death of the ex- international as a rude…

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UBA ELECTRONIC PLATFORM TO DRIVE FINANCIAL INCLUSION

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has said its electronic banking platform, Leo, is capable of driving the financial inclusion growth desired in the country. Head, Online Banking, Austin Abolusoro, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the 2019 social media week in Lagos. Abolusoro said the banking chat bot helps customers carry out key banking transaction anywhere, using mobile device and personal computer. While celebrating one year of its existence, he said the platform has clinched one million conversations. Leo is set to become a financial control center for its…

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IN LAGOS 1 OUT OF 4 PRIVATE CARS IS A CAB

By Best Ofori. In the face of inadequate transportation in Lagos and other major cities across Nigeria, it is not uncommon to see a car of any make beckoning to commuters who are anxious to get to their various destinations. Such situations are more intense in the rush hours, that is,early in the morning and later in the evening when workers, traders and other business people are homeward bound. Even the most touted Sport Utility Vehicle [SUV] and other exotic manufactures are not left out in this business of fast…

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A SACRIFICE FOR OUR NEW POLITICAL ORDER – OBY EZEKWESILI

Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria [ACPN] Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili has explained that her withdrawal from the race was not ill-conceived. She spoke at a press conference in Abuja, where she asked her supporters to be prepared to vote for the consensus candidate that the fringe political parties would come up with soon . Ezekwesili condemned the ruling All Progressive Congress [APC] and the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], saying there is nothing appealing about them . Reading from a speech she titled ‘’A sacrifice for a new…

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