Month: July 2018

University of Ibadan renames Arts Theatre after Soyinka

The University of Ibadan on Tuesday renamed its Arts Theatre after Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka. The university also named the Practical Theatre as Geoffrey Axworthy studio. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Axworthy was the founding Director of the School of Drama of the university in 1962. Soyinka was also the founding head when the school was transformed into a full Department of Theatre Arts in 1970. Speaking at the unveiling of the theatre, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said the event marked a landmark in the history of the university. The...

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Breaking: Buhari elected New ECOWAS chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari was Tuesday in Lome elected the new Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The President’s election was one of the high points of the 53rd Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS which held in the Togolese capital. In his acceptance remarks, the Nigerian leader, who commended his colleagues for his election, noted that he did not offer himself for the post, “but you refused to take my no for an answer.” He, however, told his fellow leaders...

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1 year in Office: Ayoola Blazes the trail with Empowerment

Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola led Ajeromi- Ifelodun Local Government Area popularly known as AJ City is greatly blessed in many aspects. With thousands of innately entrepreneurial youths, creative artistes, huge population that can positively drive any business and cerebral prodigious kids waiting to explode and explore with just a little push, it is indeed about the most endowed local government in Lagos State, nay Nigeria. And what is more, it is not a near mono-cultural society like many others; rather it’s a microcosm of Nigeria societies. This complex attribute alone if well harnessed, is a ‘jackpot’ of some sorts...

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NDLEA, Lagos secures 83 convictions over drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Lagos State Command says it is prosecuting 108 suspects for various drug offences, and has so far secured 83 convictions between January and July. The State Commander, Alhaji Sule Aliyu said this while briefing newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday. He said that restricted drugs worth millions of naira were also seized by the command. “The drugs seized include Tramadol, Cocaine, Exol, Raphynol and Heroine and Cannabis Sativa popularly called “igbo’’ which amounted to 1956.3 kg. “Other drugs seized are Tramadol weighing 995.8 kg, and Diezapam 74.7kg, Cocaine 28.5kg and Heroine 7.3kg. “108...

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We shall share financial intelligence UAE tells EFCC

The United Arab Emirates(UAE) says it will share financial intelligence with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as part of its commitment to assist the agency in the discharge of its mandate of fighting corruption in Nigeria. Ambassador Fahad Al Taffat, the Emirates new envoy in Nigeria made this pledge today during a familiarisation visit to the Abuja headquarters of the EFCC in Jabi. The envoy who was received by EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, said he was at the EFCC to acquaint himself with the work of the agency. He noted that he had been fully apprised...

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