Monthly Archives: December 2011

Uganda: Why Africa Should Celebrate Bouazizi As Its Hero of 2011

Fredrick Masiga 1 January 2012 column I would have wanted to set myself against the odds and try to second-guess what nature or science for that matter has in store for Uganda in the New Year but I will leave the forecasting to Timothy Kalyegira and Charles Onyango Obbo, both being devoted columnists in our various media platforms. Even though I believe in certain premonitions, actually, I think the two gentlemen have been at the game long enough to hone their forecasting skills ahead of the pack.

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New Year celebrations: Police deploys 7,000 operatives to churches

Minna - No fewer than 7,000 policemen have been deployed to all the churches in Niger to protect worshippers during the New Year celebration in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr Richard Oguche said , Saturday , that  more personnel were deployed  to Suleja Local Government Area in particular. Suleja Local Government Area had witnessed  the highest spate of bombing in the past, including the Christmas Day bombing at St

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Subsidy Series: Govt should remove corruption not fuel subsidy’

By ISHOLA BALOGUN Kayode Ajulo, a lawyer, founder/ Chairman of the Board of Egalitarian Mission, Africa, a non-governmental organization maintaining and promoting the belief that all people are, in principle, equal and should enjoy equal social, political, and economic rights and opportunities, bares his mind on the issue of petrol subsidy removal and , the NNPC probe.

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Subsidy Series: Uniform Pricing, Imports and Fuel Subsidy

Fact: Nigeria is the only country in the world with a Petroleum Equalisation Fund Fiction:  The Federal and State Governments have now raised alarms that they can no longer continue to subsidize the sale of petroleum products Falsehood:   It is false not to admit that Nigerians are being called upon to pay for the financial charges an importer incurs by borrowing from banks to import products! By Joseph J.

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“ I’m not dating Nuella”

Yul Edochie is not just a young and handsome man, but one with many talents, he has done many movies in the little time he has had in the industry and today, it could be said that he is one of the highest paid male actors in the industry. In this interview with FLORENCE AMAGIYA, the hunk discredited the gist of his romance with Nuella Njubigbo, his marriage and his music career. Excerpts How far has it been this year?

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DJ Kaskade’s Top 10 Playlist for New Year’s Eve

Kaskade eyewax.tv; Inset: Mark Owens Ryan "Kaskade" Raddon has performed for fans all over the world, but when it comes to New Year's Eve, the Grammy nominated electronic music producer – who's famously remixed songs by Britney Spears , Beyoncé and Katy Perry – couldn't be more thrilled to spin in Las Vegas. "My favorite part about New Year's Eve is all the anticipation and excitement that leads up to the big night," Raddon, who will provide the jams at the Cosmopolitan Hotel's Marquee nightclub where he serves as a resident deejay, tells PEOPLE

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One dead, three injured as building collapses in Lagos

One person was feared dead yesterday and three others severely injured when a building  under construction collapsed at  Popoola Olafuyi St by Babayanju  B/Stop  in Mafoluku, Lagos.  The unfortunate incident occured around 2.30pm as the victims said to be artisans were bringing in blocks for the construction of the second slab of the collapsed building. A Deputy Director from  the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Adekunle Rufia, led officials on rescue mission.  He confirmed the death of a victim and said three affected victims sustained various degrees of injuries

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Jubilation in Oyo town over arrest of robbers

Three notorious robbers terrorising residents of Oyo town and its environs were yesterday apprehended by men of the Oyo/Ogbomoso Annexes of the Special Anti-robbery Squad. The gangs whose age range between 21 and 33 years specialised in motorcycle snatching, thefts and house burglary.  They were arrested after robbing an unsuspecting middle-aged trader at a weekly village market near Oyo town of N60, 000 and snatching two motorcycles.  Leader of the gang, 23-year-old Nuru Tesimiyu, said nemesis caught up with him when he ordered his men to go away with the stolen items while he stayed back to snatch more motorcycles

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