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Call For Application: 2017 Wole Soyinka Award For Investigative Journalism

Call For Application: 2017 Wole Soyinka Award For Investigative Journalism

    The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism is calling for applications for the 12th edition of Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting. Nigerian journalists or team of journalists, full or part-time, with stories published between 4th October 2016 and 3rd October 2017, can apply for opportunity.   This award seeks to honour journalism

Kemi Adeosun

FG To Spend N100bn Sukuk Bond Proceeds On 25 Road Projects

The Federal Government has released the proceeds of the N100 billion Sukuk bond to 25 key economic road projects of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing across the country. Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday, handed over the N100 billion proceeds cheque to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola at

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Dutch Minister Quits Office

Consequent upon reports revealing lapses in her ministry, Dutch Defence minister has resigned her appointment. Following a report that revealed “serious shortcomings” by her ministry, which resulted in the death of two Dutch soldiers in far away Mali, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Dutch minister, has resigned from office. But she was not the only one that left

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Ntel Appoints Ernest Akinlola New CEO

  After what appears to be a slow start, occasioned by downturn in the Nigerian economy, and its fallouts, the board of ntel, Nigeria’s first 4G/LTE-Advanced network, has announced the appointment of Ernest Akinlola, as new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.   “I am excited to be appointed MD/CEO of ntel, Nigeria’s pre-eminent 4G/LTE network. ntel

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Dignitaries To Storm Iwo For Oluwo’s Birthday, Anniversary

Come October 7, roads leading to the ancient town of Iwo, Osun State will be busy. Personalities of various status from different part of the country will be coming in to celebrate second anniversary of HRM AbddulRasheed Akanbi, as the Oluwo of Iwo land. The event is also meant to mark the 50th birthday of

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20 Students Receive Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Award

In keeping with the wish of the late foremost  Nigerian lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi, 20 students from different higher institutions in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria have been awarded N100,000 each to continue with their educational programmes. The students are the latest beneficiaries of the annual Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship award instituted by the popular Nigerian

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2017 Independence broadcast Speech

October 1st remains a special date for all Nigerians as this marks the day when we attained one of the most precious of human desires — freedom. Over the years the country has gone through trials and tribulations, but October 1st is always a day for celebrations. It is a day for thanks giving, reflection

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Don Advocates De-Corrupting Of Education System

Pai Obanya, an emeritus professor of the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, U.I., has identified de-corruption of the education development process in Nigeria as the only sure means through which the country can achieve it desired growth. He said this on Thursday, why delivering a lecture on the topic, Education, and Corruption, at the