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Inflation: A lexical theory by Olatunji Dare

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This is as good a time as any to revisit a hypothesis I first laid out several decades ago, most likely in a column for The Guardian. Back then, inflation was running at a brisk pace that no one dared mention for fear of being charged with a crime against …

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United Action for Democracy Challenges Lagos Police To Disclose Alleged Hijackers Of February 6 Protest

2face idibia february 6 protest match

United Action for Democracy (UAD) has challenged the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Fatai Owoseni, to disclose the identity of those he claimed were planning to hijack the February 6 nationwide protest to perpetrate evil. Mr. Owoseni had earlier claimed that he received information that hoodlums were planning to …

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HaaS: Hypocrisy As A Service

HaaS: Hypocrisy As A Service

Whose government is government anyway? That’s trite, if not pedestrian, you would say dear reader? But as they say in a corner of this great country, something often causes the cocoyam to meow like a cat. Some things around us which most of us have taken for granted often push …

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U.S. Blocks $550m Abacha Loot

U.S. Blocks $550m Abacha Loot

Nigeria is at the risk of losing $550m recovered from the Abacha family to the United States, it was learnt yesterday. Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Chairman Itse Sagay, at a media conference on asset recovery and asset return in Abuja, said the government  wanted  an unconditional return of …

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FRN Code that forced Adeboye to retire suspended

The federal government has suspended the law that forced Enoch Adeboye to step down as the Nigeria overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRN), under Jim Obazee, had directed not-for-profit organisations — including churches and mosques — to comply with a corporate governance code stipulating …

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I could have beaten Obama, Trump says

I could have beaten Obama’,Trump says

The US President elect,  Donald Trump  in a Twitter post rebuffed any suggestion that he would not have been able to take on Barack Obama had the current president run again. Mr Obama suggested in an interview with his former aide David Axelrod that he could have won the election …

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PDP leaders renew assault after Ondo election

PDP leaders renew assault after Ondo election loss

PDP leaders renew assault after Ondo election loss. The Ahmed Makarfi faction yesterday rejected the results of the poll, won by the All Progressives Congress (APC), calling for the cancellation of the election. The Ali Modu Sheriff camp blamed the loss on the rival Makarfi camp. In a statement yesterday …

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Jimoh Ibrahim sacked, Jegede now PDP’s candidate

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Jimoh Ibrahim sacked, Jegede now PDP’s candidate. An Appeal court sitting in Abuja has sacked Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) or Saturday’s gubernatorial election. The judge, Justice Saulawa ordered INEC to restore Eyitayo Jegede as the true candidate for the party. In his judgment, Justice …

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You can’t run in 2019, go back to your farm – Group to Buhari

You can't run in 2019, go back to your farm - Group to Buhari

You can’t run in 2019, go back to your farm – Group to Buhari. A group saddled with advocacy for Advancement, Development and sustenance of Democracy in Nigeria, Wailing Wailers, on Tuesday, November 22, advised President Buhari not to run in 2019 general elections. In a statement issued to newsmen …

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Court Rejects Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s Motion Seeking Release From Custody

Federal Court Rejects Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia's Motion Seeking Release From Custody

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, today rejected an ex-parte motion filed by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia seeking her release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Moyosore Onigbanjo appeared for the judge to argue the motion seeking immediate release of Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia. The senior …

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APC to Fayose: You can’t escape scrutiny in bailout disbursement

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has told Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop playing pranks to avoid the scrutiny of the Senate Committee on Local Governments in the disbursement of the bailout cash approved to the state by the Federal Government. It said the bailout is different from …

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Atiku Haunted By His Corruption Demons, El-Rufai Says

Former VP Atiku Haunted By His Corruption Demons, Governor El-Rufai Says

A new firefight has broken out in the All Progressives Congress (APC), as Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai late on Tuesday challenged former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to clean up his corruption credentials.  The governor was responding in a statement to claims made by Alhaji Atiku in an interview …

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Donald Trump may not live in the White House full time

It appears US President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t have plans on living in the White House full time. One of the many duties of Trump transition team will be helping the President-elect decide how many nights he will have to sleep at the White House each week. The New York Times …

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INEC fixes dates for rerun elections in Rivers, Lagos and FCT

Rivers State’s rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed dates for yet to be held elections Rivers, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The National Assembly elections in Rivers has been fixed for Dec. 10. In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by the Secretary to the commission, Mrs Auguta Ogakwu, …

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Rivers State’s forgotten rerun elections

Rivers State’s rerun elections

WHEN former President Goodluck Jonathan “prophesied” that Nigerians would miss him when he left office, he was laughed to scorn in many quarters. Just seventeen months after he peacefully handed over to a new President, General Muhammadu Buhari, and his new ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, you can …

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