What Dad Taught Me

Dr. Abass Adedibu, the eldest son of the late strongman of Ibadan politics, Chief Lamidi Adedibu and acting Director in the Federal Ministry of Education, spoke with GBENRO ADESINA on his father’s legacy, his views on politics in the country and sundry issues Q: Could you recount your last moments with your father, late Chief Lamidi Adedibu? A: I saw him a week before he…

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Violence begins to occur on NYPD officers as protests continue

30,000 people gathered on Saturday in a protest march called Millions March NYC motivated by the grand jury decision of no indictment on the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner in the summer and the no indictment to another officer in Ferguson. While some parts of the protest were peaceful, not all were, as violence began to ensue around 8 p.m. EST at the Brooklyn…

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Turai Leads A War

A non-governmental organisation fronted by Hajia Turai Yar’Adua, wife of President Umaru Yar’Adua, is set to establish a N6 billion cancer diagnosis, treatment and research centre in Abuja. By Oluokun Ayorinde /Abuja Just as for other diseases and infections, Nigeria lacks accurate statistics on the rate of cancer incidence. While the World Health Organisation says there are about 100,000 new cancer cases in the country…

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The NLNG Endgame: When The Gift Is A Curse — Remi Raji

Let me preface this additional comment about the latest Nigerian ailment with the first stanza of “Counsels” by Czeslaw Milosz, the 1980 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature: If I were in the place of young poets (quite a place, whatever the generation might think) I would prefer [not] to say that the earth is a madman’s dream, a stupid tale full of sound…

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Support For Nollywood

A Non-Governmental Organisation drums up support for the Nigerian film industry By Ernest Omoarelojie For two days (13-15 October), the Nigerian film industry was the focal point of a cross-sectoral audience, which was attracted by Communications For Change, CFC, a non-governmental organisation. The event, which was organised to improve the condition of the industry, held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos. It was…

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Speaking ‘Treason’ Fluently—Wale Adebanwi

Now that the cacophony of voices over the Channels TV incident has given way to other problems, we might as well engage in the luxury of looking back and rethinking the import of the saga that robbed the state security apparatus of whatever was left of its prudence. For an apparatus whose masters would rue their backstage role since the collapse of General Sani Abacha’s…

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Prosecution Of Corruption Cases: The Judiciary As An Arbiter —Femi Falana

INTRODUCTION In line with their statutory duties the anti-graft agencies have charged many high profile cases involving former governors, former ministers, serving legislators and other politically exposed persons to Court. But as soon as the suspects are arraigned in Court they are remanded in custody for a few days. Once they are granted bail in liberal terms, they apply for their passports to enable them…

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Independent Review of the Trademark Clearinghouse

To evaluate the efficiency of the three main areas with respect to the Clearinghouse goals accomplishment and detecting resolutions for coming application rounds of the new gTLD Program, ICANN looked for one or multiple providers to manage an independent review of the Trademark Clearinghouse. In this review the three main fields are: Trademark Clearinghouse Guidelines and Evaluation Process; Sunrise Period; and Trademark Claims Service. The…

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In Ghana To Rescue Highlife

A few months back, a group of Germans organised a workshop on the declining fortunes of highlife music at the University of Lagos. The gathering, which drew participants from West Africa and beyond, deliberated on the past, the present and the bleak future of highlife. Femi Esho, Managing Director, Evergreen Musical Company and one of the supporters of highlife music in Nigeria, presented a paper…

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Ibaka scores at the celebration

Ibaka, the best one before Egypt With the triumph of last night before Egypt, the selection put point and end to its completion for the important section of the World-wide one. The party of before African and the inaugural one in front of Iran have served yesterday to Orenga to finish lubricating the machinery. To polish details thinking about Brazil, Serbia and France, the rivals…

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