How Mikel Obi Gave Up His Contract with Turkish Club Trabzonspor’ Over CoronaVirus

– Posted in: 9ja_gossip

Mikel Obi has revealed that he was ordered by Trabzonspor’s president, Ahmet Agaoglu, to take down his comments on Instagram criticizing the Turkish football authorities for not suspending the season despite the spread of coronavirus globally. ” There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football [...]

Coronavirus: FG orders Closure of Schools

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The Federal Government, on Thursday, ordered the closure of all the 104 Unity Schools in the country from March 26 in order to prevent the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono who gave the order through the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said all the [...]

For Whom the Gates Open Wide, By Wole Soyinka

– Posted in: Opinion

These are depressing times – stemming from different factors of course – for a large sector of the nation. Insecurity, economy in a coma, a leadership in name only, having vanished into ether, permanently AWOL in a time of serial crisis. No wonder mimic and debased forms of leadership assertiveness rush in to fill the [...]

Presidency Refutes Report of an attack on Buhari in Kebbi

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The Presidency has described as false and untrue social media reports on the alleged attack on President Muhammadu Buhari in Argungu, Kebbi State, on Thursday. A statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, late Thursday night, said a young man had attempted to greet the president at a closed range but was prevented by [...]

Emir Sanusi and the conspiracy of Northern oligarchy

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His background in Islamic Studies at a leading Islamic University in Khatourm, the capital of Sudan, should have ordinarily perverted critical reasoning in him, paradoxically, the recently ‘deposed’ Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11, frantically utilized Islamic knowledge as an intellectual instrument to illuminate the dark sides of his society. Unlike his contemporaries with the [...]

US Embassy arrests a Nigerian for Identity Fraud

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Officials of the United States Consulate General’s Office in Lagos have nabbed a 45-year-old American-based Nigerian, Stephen Ezenduka at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos for alleged identity fraud. The culprit was said to have been living in the United States with a fictitious name, Mr. David Bussey, a claim the police said the [...]

The Governor and the Emir: A Struggle over Islamic Authority in Kano State, Nigeria

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Muhammadu Sanusi II, also known as Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is one of the most famous hereditary Muslim rulers in the world today. He is also one of the most embattled. As politicians seek to decimate his authority, his predicament exemplifies broader pressures facing his peers around the world. Expected to simultaneously mediate social change and [...]