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Ekiti State deserves better

27 July 2018 Opeyemi Bamidele, a former federal legislator, was shot in 1 June this year reportedly by a trigger-happy policeman during a rally in support of Kayode Fayemi’s eventually successful bid to become governor of Ekiti State. After surgery to remove two bullets from his stomach and leg at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, he was taken for …

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Tinubu involved in money laundering – bank source

A source in a branch of Zenith Bank in Lagos used by the former governor of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress (APC) kingpin Bola Tinubu, has informed that the politician “moves” $5m every month to the UK via the bank. Tinubu ruled Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 but has since maintained an iron grip there, running it …

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Why Tinubu remains more influential than Obasanjo in Yorubaland

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the former governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu have hardly ever seen eye to eye politically.  Although both men backed Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential bid about three years ago, they were at loggerheads when both were in office as Tinubu helped to prevent Obasanjo’s Peoples Democratic Party secure dominance in Western Nigeria – both men’s home …

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The imposition of Yoruba as admission requirement for tertiary institutions in Lagos State is apartheid – Socialist Party of Nigeria

SPN rejects imposition of Yoruba language for tertiary institution admission Public funded free and quality education for all devoid of discrimination should be the priority The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns a new law recently signed by the Lagos state governor Akinwumi Ambode that makes passing Yoruba language at Secondary School Leaving Examinations a requirement for admission into any …

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Eradicate poverty in Nigeria not poor people

In November 2016, a relentless government-owned bulldozer cost Celestine Ahisu his home, his business, and his peace of mind in one fell swoop. Until then he’d been one of 30,000 residents of the Lagos fishing community of Otodo-Gbame. That is before the police arrived one night and evicted everyone, putting an end to the shanty settlement. Otodo-Gbame was the ancestral …

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