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Cynthia Osokogu’s Killers Sentenced To Death

Cynthia Osokogu’s Killers Sentenced To Death

Oluwatoyin Akinrinola   Almost five years after Cynthia Osokogu, a 24 year old indigene of Delta State, was found dead in a hotel in Festac Town, Lagos, a Lagos State High Court today found two people: Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike guilty of her death and subsequently sentenced them to death. Justice Olabisi Akinlade, in his judgment, said Nwabufo and Ezike are guilty of the crime brought against them by the state and therefore have

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Buhari Is Back

President Muhammed Buhari returned to the country this morning. He landed at the Kaduna Airport at about 7:40 am and was taken to Aso Rock Villa in Abuja by helicopter. The arrival was announced last night by Femi Adesina, his spokesman. The president returns 51 days after he departed the country on medical vacation. The arrival puts a stop to wide speculations about the state of his health. There were that he probably not return,

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What Animal Disease Outbreaks Say Of Our Public Health

Professor of Public Health, Tunde Awoniyi Due to their lack of formal education, most Nigerian livestock farmers have little knowledge of the effect of poor hygiene on their livestock and the public. Thus they believe that disease outbreaks are more of spiritual attack than poor farm hygiene practices, which are mainly responsible for such incidents. This was the submission of Professor Tunde Awoniyi    while delivering the 83rd inaugural lecture of the Federal University of Technology Akure.

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Valentine’s Day Marred By Recession

By Oluwatoyin Akinrinola The harsh economic conditions in the country was a spoil sport for many people who ordinarily wouldn’t have spared no expenses to give their loved ones a treat on Valentine’s Day Femi Abimbola, an engineer had always looked forward to February 14 with excitement.  Popularly called Valentine’s or Lover’s Day, February 14 happens to be Abimbola’s birthday and the day he got married to his wife. For these two reasons, the day

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Prosecutor Withdraws From Justice Ngwuta’s Trial

The Prosecutor handling the case involving the Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Nwali Ngwuta, Charles Adeogun-Philips has withdrawn from the case. Adeogun-Philips announced his decision to withdraw from the case when the case up for the continuation of the trial earlier today, Thursday. The lawyer, a former International Criminal Court’s [ICC] prosecutor, gave no reason for his decision. Adeogun-Philips told the presiding judge, Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja, that he

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Buhari’s Health: No Cause For Alarm

It has been a cause of concern for about three weeks now. No thanks to some unkind rumour about the death in the United Kingdom of President Muhammadu Buhari. But last week, controversy about the state of health of the president reached a crescendo. Nigerians, during rallies and on social media, demanded full disclosure on his health status. The president had asked for a 10-day leave in an earlier communication to the National Assembly and

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Anti- Corruption: A Failing War

The belligerent exchange between the presidency and the Senate last week sadly smells like rotten eggs, notwithstanding the sheer poetic and entertaining humour by angry Senator Shehu Sani. The senator faulted a letter sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari informing the upper house that he declined to sanction Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, over some embarrassing contract scam, because the report upon which the Senate based its recommendation

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MMM Nigeria Boss On The Run

The initiator of the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, MMM Ponzi scheme in Nigeria, Chuddy Ugorji, along with his wife Amaka, has fled the country. Reports say the couple may have gone to the Philippines, after series of efforts to deny the collapse of the scheme. The report came as a surprise because Ugorji had in a statement on Wednesday released new guidelines for the scheme, where new payment schedules were also outlined. However, despite efforts at

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Two Of A Kind

They do not belong to the same political party. As a matter of fact, they are chieftains of Nigeria’s main political parties that are also always in rivalry. They probably also do not have the same political temperament. Not only that, the road to office for the two of them do not bear the same surface. For one, it was almost so very smooth, but for the other, it was like a war. And that