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Putin targets enemies at home as his missiles strike Ukraine

Reading Time: 12 minutes Image Credits: Handout via REUTERS, REUTERS/Anton Vaganov. In picture above: Vladimir Zylinski is an election observer for voting rights movement Golos. He and Golos are on the register of “foreign agents.” Handout via REUTERS Since late 2020, Russia has added dozens of Kremlin critics to its register of “foreign agents.” Reuters contacted them to find Read More…

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FRSC inducts 75 Mushin pupils into Cakasa Road Safety Club

Reading Time: 3 minutes Seventy-Five primary school pupils in Mushin were inducted into the Cakasa Road Safety Club by the Federal Road Safety Commission on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 at the club’s inauguration at New City Primary School, Mushin. The Cakasa Road Safety Club is an initiative of Cakasa Nigeria Limited and its CSR arm, Cakasa Ebenezer Foundation. In Read More…

Featured Maxim Uzoatu Notes Reviews Theatre

Re-Reading the Sacred Suicide of Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman

Reading Time: 9 minutes In picture above: The author with Folake and Kongi (Wole Soyinka) Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka is an acknowledged classic of world theatre. It has been staged across the continents to wide acclaim. The drama has in the course of time garnered critical and popular plaudits from the literati and the general Read More…

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It’s time to dissolve the Nigerian electorate

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was symbolism. As the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, led by contented men and women in rich flowing robes, with siren blasting, gathered to disturb the peace of a troubled Abuja, bandits were staging a raid at the Kaduna Airport, a two-hour drive away. The APC chieftains were gathered for their convention where they Read More…

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Mother’s day: Sesor empowers 106 women IDPs in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Sesor Empowerment Foundation, on Sunday, empowered 106 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with funds to enable them to start their businesses. The Executive Director of the foundation, Ms Ier Jonathan-Ichaver disclosed this at an event to mark Mother’s Day in Lagos. Jonathan-Ichaver said the foundation was working with IDPs that were displaced Read More…

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Zelenskiy demands Western nations give arms to Ukraine, asks if they’re afraid of Moscow

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, visibly irritated, demanded that Western nations provide a fraction of the military hardware in their stockpiles to his country and asked whether they were afraid of Moscow. Several countries have promised to send anti-armour and anti-aircraft missiles as well as small arms but Read More…

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Fuel queues disappearing, electricity supply improving following Buhari’s summon of Ministers, others

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Simon MAINA/AFP. It would seem that the summons by President Muhammadu Buhari of top-level officials in charge of power and petroleum have begun to yield fruit. Disturbed by the epileptic electricity supply and persistent fuel queues across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the week under review, summoned Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, Read More…

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Taliban ban women in Afghanistan from flying without male chaperone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS. The Taliban have told airlines in Afghanistan that women cannot board domestic or international flights without a male chaperone, two sources told Reuters on Sunday. The move comes after the Taliban backtracked on their previous commitment to open high schools to girls, a u-turn that shocked Read More…

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Osinbajo scores APC high in infrastructure, agriculture, others

Reading Time: 3 minutes Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says in eight years, the All Progressives Congress(APC)-led Federal Government has embarked on the largest investments in infrastructure and agriculture in Nigeria’s history. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Sunday, said the vice president spoke on Saturday night at the APC convention, held at the Eagles Square, Abuja. The Read More…

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300 volunteers at Oniru beach commemorate Global Recycling Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was a beautiful sight to behold on the morning of Saturday, 19 March 2022, as over 300 people living in different parts of Lagos volunteered to clean up one of the popular Island hotspots in Lagos State, as this was to commemorate Global Recycling Day which was themed “Recycling Fraternities”. It was an event Read More…