Archives for August 2013

THE LAGOS DEPORTATION AND THE LAW:

“It is sad to note that most Nigerians never took cognisance of the war being waged by state governments against the poor and disadvantaged citizens in the urban renewal policy until the much publicised case of the 14 beggars of Anambra State origin who were deported in Lagos and dumped in Onitsha about three weeks ago. In fact, it was the condemnation of the deportation by the Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi that drew the attention of the elite to the unfortunate development.”

Elegbeleye commends Unity Football

The Director General, National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye, has commended the efforts of the Nigerian Unity Football Tournament for their initiative in using football to foster peace across the country. Elegbeleye, who stated this during a recent visit of the National Organising Committee of the body to his office in Abuja, promised that the commission […]

Senator weeps, claims voting in error

Child marriage: Senator weeps, claims voting in error Senator Ayo Akinyelure polpularly called ‘AllOver” by his admirers, representing Ondo Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, weeks ago wept before members of his constituency in Akure apologising to them that he voted in error to support the senate resolution backing marriage of underage girls. Akinyelure […]

Why justice eludes rape victims

– ERELU BISI FAYEMI Ninety-five per cent of rape cases suffer from diligent prosecution, while perpetrators walk free, because of lack of watertight forensic and physical evidence. The situation is worsened by dearth of forensic laboratories in the country. Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, stated this when she led members of the […]

APC: of mergers and alliances

By CLIFFORD NDUJIHE The registration of the All Progressive Congress (APC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is historic and symbolic in many respects. It is the first time that strong political parties are shedding their identities and merging into one party in the history of electioneering in Nigeria. It is also the first […]

Anna Banner emerges Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria

The 26th edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageantry took place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa recently where 18 year old aspiring beauty queen, Miss Anna Banner, representing Bayelsa state was crowned MBGN 2013. Anna will go against other beauty queens from around the world at the Miss World 2013 Finale in Jakarta, Indonesia. The […]

New Poll – Is Ekiti in safe hands?

[polldaddy poll=7300376]   Since 1999, the birth of this democratic dispensation, Ekiti State has been ruled by Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Mr Ayo Fayose; Hon Adefemi Aderemi; Gen Tunji Olurin; Hon Tope Ademiluyi; Engr Segun Oni; Hon Tunji Odeyemi; Dr Kayode Fayemi. Another election is around the corner, in comparing, contrasting, and positioning, can an average Ekiti man […]