WHY ONOVO RESIGNED FROM NCP

Tobi Job……ENGR. Martins Onovo, the presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party [NCP] in the 2015 elections, has cited reasons for his resignation from the party. In a letter addressed to the National Secretary of the party on the 4th of September 2018, he wrote “i wish to immediately resign my membership from the National Conscience Party. In the last twelve months, despite our efforts to defend the party’s universal values, it has become obvious that the management of the party has abandoned our principles, values and betrayed the legacy…

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MORE OPTOMETRISTS NEEDED TO REDUCE BLINDNESS – DR SAMSEDI

The incidence of avoidable blindness and other eye care related issues due to lack of easy reach of eye care professionals is high and on the increase. If more optometrists were employed in the government hospitals, this would ensure that there  are more eye care professionals available to the citizens of Lagos, thus reducing the incidence of avoidable blindness in the society. It will also help to stem the tide of quackery in the state The Chairman of Nigerian Optometric Association, NOA, Lagos State Chapter, Dr. John Samssedi, made the…

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UNCONTROLLED SEXUAL INSTINCT – Sola Faboya

One of the most sordid and odiously repulsive accounts in human (though biblical) history, is the account of Sodom and Gomorrah! These were human communities on this earth, that collectively degraded themselves to a level below that of the animal, through uncontrolled libido and unbelievable licentiousness! Out of the name of one of that waywardly libidinous human communities was coined the noxious word… Sodomy! It was also recorded in history, that such was the extremely offensive human spectacle, which they presented before…. the Heavens, that what they deserved-in-judgment, was for…

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OLUOMACHI’S CHOICE

Michael Jimo… Given a choice, some teenage girls in Nigeria today will most certainly opt for a career in music or become a notable Nollywood actress. In their thinking, the entertainment industry remains one of the surest paths to instant fame and fortune. It is no surprise, then, that some of them secretly wish to become an Ini Edo, a Genevieve Nnaji, an Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, a Tiwa Savage or some reigning princess of the screen or billboard, forgetting that without the requisite smashing look, talent and hard work, their desire…

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WE CANNOT DEVELOP SPORTS IN ISOLATION OF EDUCATION – JOSEPH YOBO.

Kunle Job… Whichever talent the youths have in sports should be merged with good education so they can empower themselves for the future beyond sports. Speaking on a radio programme, ‘Sports Zone’ on ‘Lagos Talks’ 91.3Fm, on the 8th of September, former Captain of Nigeria’s National Football team, the Super Eagles explained further “You cannot be a good sportsman without basic education as it helps your brain. If you are a superstar, you can’t speak and write well and represent yourself, you will reduce and cheapen your brand at the…

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LESSONS FROM GRANDMA

Michael Jimoh. You can count on your fingers the number of artists/painters whose beginning in art had some maternal influence. Henri Matisse is one famous example. Matisse was recuperating on a hospital bed when his mother presented him with a set of art materials to relieve his boredom. He fell in love with art. Thus did the career of one the greatest painters of the 20th century begin. Juliet Ezenwa Pearce is another. In her pre-teens and teenage years, she was fascinated by the wall decorations her grandmother painstakingly lined…

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NIGERIA ESCAPES FIFA BAN OVER POWER TUSSLE

EMMANUEL OMOLAH. Nigeria has finally escaped a ban by the The Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA through the Federal Government’s reaffirmation of Amaju Pinnick as the legitimate president of the Nigerian Football Federation NFF. The nation had made a timely move before the Monday 12.00Noon deadline earlier given by the world football governing body to resolve the crisis rocking the NFF, or face its wrath. The vice president’s media aide, Laolu Akande earlier tweeted: “The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as…

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A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON RAPE! – SOLA FABOYA

Sexual Rape… as a negative human act, is a brazen frontal-assault, against the person and being, of a female human-creature on earth! It is most repulsive and indeed, a noxious outgrowth and blossom, of a depraved and morally bankrupt humanity! Incidentally, animals do not rape, the fact that they are a much lower creature-species; and despite the fact that they do not have what humans have – in the free will, especially its restraining aspect! That being the case, they are still not given to the kind of reckless licentiousness…

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EXXONMOBIL SECURITY WORKERS PROTEST LEGITIMATE : FEMI FALANA

AS NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE. The Counsel to the aggrieved security workers of ExxonMobil, Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN has described the ongoing pickets at the companies offices as legitimate while negotiations between the workers and ExxonMobil continue. Speaking on Tvplus Africa, the legal luminary said “We got a judgement from the supreme court on the 20th of April 2018. The judgement has not been complied with, hence the workers embarked on the protest with a view to enforcing the judgement, which is legitimate, otherwise we didn’t really need…

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EXXONMOBIL MUST OBEY SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT : SECURITY WORKERS

It is day 32 of the pickets of ExxonMobil offices across Nigeria by the aggrieved workers who were laid off by the company.  The trouble began 18 years ago when Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited attempted to transfer its security workers whom they employed at various times to the Nigerian Police. The security personnel had responded to adverts placed in newspapers. They were shortlisted, passed aptitude tests and were given letters of appointment after medical screening. They were later sent for a 3 month Basic Guard Training at the Police Training…

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