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‘I Was A Bad Student’ – Ghanaian Doctor Says As She Reveals How Her SHS Teacher Transformed Her Life

A Ghanaian medical doctor has recounted how her SHS teacher transformed her life. The doctor is known as Ruhaimatu Osman and according to her, she was a bad student back in senior high school. Her story was shared in a post by US Embassy Ghana which reads; “Dr. Ruhaimatu Osman is a medical doctor at [...]

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Minimum wage: National Assembly raises panel to avert strike

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Clerk to the National Assembly, Olatunde Ojo, has constituted a nine-member committee to fashion out modalities for the implementation of the national minimum wage and other demands of the parliamentary workers in order to avert the proposed strike by the workers. The National Assembly chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of...

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Oshiomhole govt probe not a witch-hunt — Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has vowed to continue the probe of the administration of his predecessor and his estranged godfather, Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki, while speaking at the victory party for Chief Dan Orbih, the PDP Vice-Chairman South-South, at the home of a former PDP BoT Chairman, Chief Anthony Anenih, in Benin, said his...

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Ekiti killings: Three appear in court today, says Fayemi

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti THE Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up a committee of police experts to look into the increasing cases of attacks on police formations particularly in the south-eastern part of the country and proffer solutions to the ugly trend, The PUNCH has learnt. Recall that recently, a mob attacked and...

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IGP establishes committee to probe gunmen attacks on police in South-East

THE Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up a committee of police experts to look into the increasing cases of attacks on police formations particularly in the south-eastern part of the country and proffer solutions to the ugly trend, The PUNCH has learnt. Recall that recently, a mob attacked and razed the Divisional Police...

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Obiano bans tinted-glass vehicles, covered number plates

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has banned vehicles with tinted glasses from plying any road in the state. Also banned are vehicles with covered number plates. The governor stated this in his address to the residents on Sunday. He said the state had received reinforcement from security agencies to tackle insecurity. The governor, who...

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NDLEA seizes 200kg hard drugs in Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has foiled attempts by traffickers to export hard drugs through three major international airports in the country. The agency said 200 kilograms of illicit substances were seized from the traffickers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport,...

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Blackout lingers as Discos reject 5,452.96MW of electricity

Power distribution companies rejected a total of 5,452.96 megawatts of electricity in one week amid the outcry of blackout in various locations across the country by consumers. Latest industry figures on the Discos load summary obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday showed that the power distributors rejected this quantum of...

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EIU Predicts That NDC Will win Election 2024

John Dramani Mahama’s ‘never say die’ persona in trying to return to power will possibly manifest in the next general election scheduled for 2024 after the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicted victory for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). In a report made by the EIU, According to the EIU, whoever the NDC presents at [...]

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Why South-West govs are afraid of Buhari – Adebanjo

The acting Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, shares with TUNDE AJAJA his thoughts on his new position and the position of the group on some national issues Following your emergence as the new leader of the Afenifere, some persons are asking what the succession plan would be for Afenifere, given...

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Strike: Some ASUU demands can’t be met now, says FG

The Federal Government has faulted the fresh notice by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to embark on a fresh strike barely four months after calling off a 10-month industrial action. The government said any person conceiving a strike after close to one year of downing tools would be doing a disservice to students “because...

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God makes no mistakes, I deserved Grammy –Burna Boy

It is no longer news that Burna Boy, the self-acclaimed African Giant, won a Grammy Award in the Best Global Music Album category a week ago and he has continued to get commendation from several quarters. The 29-year-old singer, who noted that he was relieved when he was announced as the winner, also maintained that...

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Amaechi told me I was next in his life after God — Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said God used him to make the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the state governor in 2007, claiming that the Amaechi said he was next in his life after God. Meanwhile, Wike said he would not support former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, if he picked the ticket of...

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Ex-SARS operatives killed for fun, traded corpses in morgues –Report

A coalition of civil society groups, Action Group on Free Civic Space, has disclosed that the operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad allegedly killed at will and dumped corpses in morgues in exchange for cash. AGFCS in its 2021 report tagged, ‘#EndSARS: Police brutality, protests and shrinking civic space in Nigeria’ accused the ex-SARS...

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Cargo airport: Ogun landowners protest, demand compensation

Members of Orubo family in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, owners of the land being developed by the state government for the Agro Cargo Airport, in the state have protested against the non-payment of their compensation by the government in line with the Land Use Act. The protesters, comprising elderly men and women, besieged Governor Dapo Abiodun’s...

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2023: Jonathan knows I won’t support him If he gets APC ticket –Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says he will work against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, if the latter gets the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 general elections. Wike stated this in an interview with BBC Pidgin this weekend in Port Harcourt. According to the governor, who is a chieftain of the PDP,...

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How Customs officer impregnated me, absconded –15-year-old Katsina pupil

Aisha, a JSS2 pupil in Dutse Safe community, Katsina State, tells OLAIDE OYELUDE (in Hausa language) how she became a mother at 15 after being impregnated by an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service who is allegedly evading responsibility Can you tell us your name, age and why you are presently staying with your grandmother...

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Drug abuse most prevalent in South-West, says Marwa

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), has said the South-West and South-South have the highest cases of drug abuse in the country. He also said there is a link between drug abuse and insurgency, banditry and kidnapping, saying these crimes would continue to thrive until the issue...

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2023: APC power blocs battle for national chairmanship position

Barely 90 days to the likely date for the national convention of the All Progressives Congress, the hushed battle for control of the party’s structure at the national level is beginning to take shape, Saturday PUNCH, gathered in Abuja on Friday. The pioneer Interim APC National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, was a leading figure in...

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Eagles must return to Lagos to be great again – Oliseh

Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh, talks about the Golden Generation, his new book and more on Kick and Follow. Correspondent EBENEZER BAJELA monitored the interview Why did you use ‘Audacity to Refuse’ as title of your new book that will be published soon? It’s because it sums up my whole life and...

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A voice told me to jump into well, kill myself –Enugu businessman who lost wife, four children to house fire

Mr Philip Ogbodo, an Enugu businessman based in Jos, Plateau State, tells RAPHAEL EDE about a fire outbreak in his house that claimed the lives of his wife and four children in one night Tell us your name and what you do for a living? My name is Maduabuchi Ogbodo. I am a businessman based...

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How Customs officer impregnated me, absconded –15-year-old Katsina pupil

Aisha, a JSS2 pupil in Dutse Safe community, Katsina State, tells OLAIDE OYELUDE (in Hausa language) how she became a mother at 15 after being impregnated by an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service who is allegedly evading responsibility Can you tell us your name, age and why you are presently staying with your grandmother...

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Nigeria ranks 116th on world happiness index

Nigeria ranks 116th among 146 countries in the World Happiness Index, according to the World Happiness Report released by the United Nations which ranks countries based on how happy individuals are. The report on Friday said the country was a point worse than it was in 2020, adding that it dropped 38 points in six...

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Presidency kicks as Onnoghen links Buhari, Atiku electoral contest to removal as CJN

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen (retd.), on Friday, said the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), removed him as CJN before the 2019 general elections because the President was informed that the ex-Chief Justice had been in a meeting with former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in Dubai,...

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Africa Education Watch Tells Achimota School To Admit ‘Rastafarian’ Students

Following the huge furore generated online regarding a report that the prestigious Achimota School has denied admission to two young students for keeping dreadlocks, the Africa Education Watch has wadded into the conversation. The Africa Education Watch in a fresh post on their official Twitter page categorically says the action of Achimota School in denying [...]

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