N-Power 2017: The Excitement Of The Pre-selected, The Disappointment Of The Unlucky

Even the blind would have anticipated a keenly competitive pre-selection process for the over 2.5m young Nigerians that applied for the 2017 N-Power Graduate programme. Just a year earlier, only 350,000 applied for 200,000 job slots, only for the number to skyrocket beyond projections this year. This can be adduced to the transparency of the 2016 recruitment and renewed public confidence in the programme. Therefore, it is expected that quite a lot will be dissatisfied with the 2017 shortlist, not because the process isn’t fair but because a whooping 2.2m…

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Robert Mugabe’s birthday declared public holiday

Former President Robert Mugabe’s birthday, Feb. 21, is now a public holiday after the Zimbabwean Government gazetted it as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, the state-controlled media reported on Monday. The designation of the day as a public holiday comes after the government adopted the decision in August following intense lobbying by the ruling ZANU-PF Youth League. The day has been previously commemorated as the 21st February Movement by the party in celebration of the principles and ideals of the former president. The party youths pushed for the birthday…

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CAF nominates Rohr, Oshoala for awards

Super Eagles coach, Genort Rohr, is top on the list of coaches shortlisted for the CAF Coach of the Year award. The Franco-German tactician is shortlisted alongside four others. Rohr has been very impressive since he took over the Super Eagles for almost 16 months ago, losing only one competitive game. His long list of victories include a 1-0 defeat of Tanzania in Uyo in September 2016; 2-1 defeat of Zambia in Ndola in October 2016 at the start of the 2018 World Cup race; a 3-1 defeat of Algeria…

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Buhari ‘sympathises’ with APC over loss of Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari seemed to be in high spirit on Monday when he inaugurated a 30-member new minimum wage committee, seizing the moment to mockingly comment on the resignation of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the ruling APC. During the inauguration in Abuja, Mr. Buhari, while making routine greetings before his remarks, turned to the national chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, and said “accept my sympathy for losing a senior member of your party”. Although, Mr. Buhari did not mention any name, Mr. Abubakar is the latest senior…

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Lagos PDP: Salvador Emerges Chairman, Adewale Protests

The Lagos Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected as its Chairman, Mr Moshood Salvador, a factional Chairman of the chapter. Salvador and other executives of the chapter were elected at a closed-door congress held at the King Seliat Hotel, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos. The list of the new executives was made available to NAN on Monday by the state Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani. Gani said that all the state officers emerged by consensus of party leaders. The other officers are: Alhaji Hassan Waliu, Deputy Chairman; Prince Muiz…

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Ekiti guber: I’m better than 20 of Governor Fayose’s anointed candidates – Dele Okeya

Former Board Chairman, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ekiti State ex-commissioner for works and housing, Dele Okeya, who is currently aspiring to be governor of the state under the platform of the All Progressives congress (APC), has said that he is better than 20 of the anointed aspirant of Governor Ayodele Fayose who is deputy governor Olusola Kolapo. Okeya, who boasted that he has more experience in governance and managing government institutions, described Kolapo as a greenhorn who cannot win the forthcoming governorship election with him as the…

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2019 Presidency: South East Begin Campaigns For Buhari

The Igbo community has begun campaigns for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2019, just as it advised a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu to desist from speaking in a manner that suggests that President Buhari may not be interested in running for the presidency. Speaking on Sunday at the inauguration of the Abuja chapter of the pro-Buhari group, Ndigbo for Buhari 2019, leader of the group, and an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Prince Paul Ikonne urged the Igbo to work with the mindset…

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