Inside story of the challenges confronting the Air Force

By: Kingsley Omonobi, Head Investigations-Abuja For the war on Boko Haram in the North East, to be successfully completed, “the military command in the war on terror must adopt precision attacks on enemy targets and introduce new tactics”. Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), while making the suggestion in a condolence message to the people of Borno over the ...

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Genevieve Nnaji resurfaces in AY’s arms

By Ayo Onikoyi Nothing of much consequence has been heard of one of Nigeria’s most influential screen goddesses, Genevieve Nnaji lately. Since ‘Tango With Me’ or thereabout, in 2014, she had sort of gone off radar, leaving questions over her career. Genevieve Nnaj -and AY Unlike many of her peers, or shall we say, colleagues, because Genevieve would not draw ...

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Encouraging local capacity: Create software business desk with N5b loan for developers, ISPON tells BOI

…says it is dangerous to allow foreign software in government processes By Emeka Aginam While condemning over dependency on the importation of software products by both the public and the private sectors of the Nigerian economy, the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON, has said it was time the Bank of Industry comes out fully to create software Business ...

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English’s language of Egyptian ancient rulers — Tolu Oladimeji

By  JAPHET ALAKAM- LITERATURE The ethno-centric writers in their wisdom do not see anything good about Africa. In fact one of them, an Oxford pundit, late Prof Hugh Trevor- Roper was quoted to have said that there was nothing or little to teach about African History as,  “there is only the history of the Europeans in Africa. The rest is ...

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Police, IPOB trade claims on Trump protest

•11 members killed, 200 missing – Pro Biafra group •‘They took the law into their hands’ •65 detained protesters paraded By Vincent Ujumadu, Peter Okutu and Davies Iheamnachor The police, yesterday, dismissed  the claim that 11 members of the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were killed during a rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital to celebrate the inauguration of ...

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Cornfield books worth millions for 104 Federal Unity Colleges

By Emmanuel Ajibulu With the zeal to consolidate support for child’s education and build moral values among young and impressionable demography, Cornfield Transnational Limited, parent company to Media Concept International and Botosoft Technologies, has donated books worth millions of naira to the libraries of the 104 Federal Unity Colleges spread across the country. The two books donated were, ‘Rebirth of ...

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Vice President Osinbajo it is genocide not religious violence

By Dele Sobolwale“It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists; but, it is equally certain and exceptionally painful that almost all terrorists are Muslims…”Abdel Rahman al-Rashad, General Manager, satellite station, AL-ARABIYA. Very few people have been prosecuted for religious violence, but none has ever been brought to conclusion. Why are such cases never concluded?” Vice President Osinbajo ...

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Why I love Igbo men and can’t stand Akwa Ibom men – Brycee Bassey

By Rotimi Agbana Stunning Nigerian actress,  Brycee Adia Bassey, has declared her fascination for men of Igbo descent. In a rather surprising revelation which she made while chatting with Tope Hassan on Isoko Africa Podcast which bothered on the discrimination of actors in Nollywood, she unapologetically declared how much love she has for Igbo men and their accent. Brycee Bassey ...

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ECONOMY IN RECESSION: Motivation of workers should go beyond paying salary — Olugbodi

By Yinka Ajayi Confident about Nigeria getting out of recession soon, Yinka Olugbodi, Managing Consultant Team Building International, TBI , an organization charged with the responsibility of boosting morale of a global workforce, in this interview, stresses the need for government organizations to engage  in  collective motivation of  the  workforce in 2017 as a way out of the  recession, among ...

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Your hernia will not heal on its own

BY SOLA OGUNDIPE A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity. Hernias by themselves may be asymptomatic (produce no symptoms) or cause slight to ...

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My DSS, NJC story, N632m allegedly traced to my bank account – Ex-Enugu CJ

Justice Innocent    Umezulike, the compulsorily retired Chief Judge of Enugu State, was a professor of law before going into the Bench. He was among the judges  whose houses were recently raided  by the  Department of State Security, DSS, in an operation, before he was recommended by the National Judiciary Council, NJC, for retirement. In this interview, he narrates the events ...

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2Face suspends Victoria Island Club Rumours opening

By OBA SOYEBO The much-talked about grand opening of Club Rumours, Victoria Island by legendary music icon, Tuface Idibia, billed for December, last year, had been suspended indefinitely. Recall that at the beginning of December, 2016, the social media was agog with the news that music great, Tuface was set to open the Victoria Island-based branch of his popular nightclub, ...

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AFCON 2017: Total to take 14 lucky football fans to Gabon

By Jacob Ajom Total Nigeria has launched promotional products  that will see  14 lucky customers win expense free trips  to the ongoing Total  Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The first batch of seven  winners  will attend the semifinal,  while the second set of winners will watch the final live in Gabon. The Managing Director Total Nigeria, Jean-Phillipe Torres told ...

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Forex crisis: Expert calls on CBN to harmonise exchange rate

By Udeme Clement As forex crisis lingers to 2017 amid economic recession, experts in the financial sector are calling on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to harmonise exchange rate, to enhance stability in the foreign exchange market. When Sunday Vanguard visited the Stock Exchange, some financial analysts who spoke on the continuous scarcity of forex despite measures taken by ...

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Rename Ozoro poly after Okpozo, Isoko students beg Okowa

By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha, OLEH NATIONAL Union of Isoko Students, NUIS, has appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to rename the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, after the late Second Republic senator and South-South leader, Senator Francis Okpozo. Making the appeal shortly after a new executive was sworn-in to pilot the affairs of the union for the next one year, ...

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Morocco coach reveals Ivorian emotional attachment

Morocco coach Herve Renard revealed he will be fighting his emotions when he takes on former team Cote d’Ivoire at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday. Two years after leading the Elephants to the title, Renard will face them with a quarter-finals spot at stake. “I try to forget, because when I saw all the Ivorians before our World ...

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Dep. Gov unfazed by paraphernalia of office: Lamido left N17m for us to run Jigawa – Hadeija

By Olalekan Bilesanmi Alhaji Ibrahim Shettima Hadejia, a lawyer of  over 29 years standing, resides in Government House, Dutse, Jigawa State. He served under the Saminu Turaki administration as attorney general and commissioner  for justice. His capacity as a multi-task person  apparently endeared him to Turaki. And so, it was not surprising when he was appointed as Secretary to the ...

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Isoko unity group mourns Okpozo

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Isoko North local government area, Delta State under the auspices of Unity Group, have described the late Senator Spanner Okpozo as a politician with high integrity. Majority Leader of the State House of Assembly, Chief Tim Owhefere, who led Chief O.S Egwerome, Dr. Patrick Akporuno and Chief Ovie Oghoore and other members ...

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Why we educate women on pregnancy, babies – Toyin Saraki

The founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, has visited the 9th Brigade Medical Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, one of many primary healthcare facilities around the nation where the Foundation’s MamaCare Midwives, deliver weekly classes to pregnant and postnatal mothers, to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2017. Toyin Saraki Mrs Saraki, who was welcomed to the 9th Brigade Centre ...

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