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Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Nigeria, has once again been plunged into darkness following the deliberate destruction of two transmission towers owned by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). This destructive act, occurring on the night of June 11th, 2024, has exacerbated the plight of residents and businesses already struggling with insecurity and economic hardship. A Recurring Nightmare: Maiduguri’s Struggle with Power Outages Maiduguri has sadly become a frequent target for vandalism of TCN infrastructure, resulting in repeated power outages over recent years. These attacks severely undermine the city’s fragile infrastructure and hinder its economic development. The TCN, through…

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June 12, 2024On Wednesday, President Bola Tinubu experienced a momentary slip while boarding a parade vehicle at the 2024 Democracy Day celebration in Abuja. This brief misstep occurred as he approached the vehicle at Eagle Square, and his security personnel swiftly assisted him. Such incidents are not uncommon among world leaders, as even the most composed officials occasionally find themselves in less than graceful situations. This article highlights several notable instances where prominent leaders have stumbled, slipped, or fallen in public view. 1. Gerald Ford’s Air Force One Slip (June 1975) In June 1975, U.S. President Gerald Ford had a…

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Outrage has erupted in Niger following reports that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, his deputy Ahmed Ketso, Speaker of the State Assembly Abdullahi Bawa, and the entire State Executive Council (EXCO) have embarked on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for Hajj. This mass departure of top officials comes amidst a severe economic crisis, food insecurity, and rising insecurity in the West African nation.Niger, ranked last on the UN’s Human Development Index, faces dire poverty with millions struggling to meet basic needs. The average cost of performing Hajj in 2024, estimated at N2.5 million ($5,800), is prohibitive for most Nigeriens.The news of…

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Confusion and frustration gripped Nigeria’s labor landscape following President Bola Tinubu’s Democracy Day address on June 12, 2024. In his national broadcast, President Tinubu claimed an agreement had been reached on a new national minimum wage, sparking hope among millions of struggling workers. However, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the umbrella body for trade unions, swiftly rebutted the President’s announcement, accusing him of misinformation.The NLC’s acting President, Comrade Prince Adewale Adeyanju, issued a statement clarifying that while negotiations concluded on June 7, 2024, no definitive agreement was reached on the new minimum wage. The core disagreement revolves around proposed figures:…

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Salihu Lukman, a name synonymous with both unwavering loyalty and vocal dissent within the All Progressives Congress (APC), has finally severed ties with the party. The former National Vice Chairman (North West) and National Working Committee (NWC) member tendered his resignation in a scathing letter titled “APC and The Future of Nigerian Democracy: Letter to Selected APC Leaders.” This move comes after months of public criticism directed at the party leadership, particularly President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Lukman’s resignation marks a significant turning point in his tumultuous relationship with the APC. He was once a staunch party loyalist, having served…

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Nigeria, the giant of Africa, celebrated its Democracy Day on June 12th, 2024. Yet, amidst the usual fanfare, a somber voice rose above the celebratory din. Bishop Matthew Kukah, the outspoken Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, delivered a speech that sent shockwaves through the nation. His central message: Nigerian democracy is in recession, and the root cause lies in its disconnect from the country’s rich cultural tapestry. Bishop Kukah’s critique is not a new one. Nigeria, a nation brimming with diverse ethnicities, languages, and traditions, adopted a Westminster-style democracy inherited from its colonial past. This system, developed in a vastly…

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Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar turned a year older and wiser on Wednesday, June 12th, 2024. To celebrate this momentous occasion, she dropped a series of jaw-dropping photos on social media, leaving fans speechless with her beauty and fierce energy. Abubakar, known for her captivating performances and outspoken personality, took a bold approach to her birthday photoshoot. The photos, captured by a renowned Nigerian photographer, showcase the actress in a variety of stunning outfits, each highlighting her strength and confidence. In one photo, she dons a sleek, black power suit, radiating executive realness. Another image features her in a flowing, emerald…

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A pall of sadness hangs over the Yoruba film industry in Nigeria following the passing of veteran actor Sule Suebebe. Suebebe, whose real name was Dayo Adewunmi, breathed his last on Wednesday morning, June 12, 2024, at an undisclosed hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State. He was 68 years old. The news of Suebebe’s demise was confirmed by Pastor Ademola Amusan, a close friend who had been caring for the ailing actor in recent months. Amusan, known by the stage name Agbala Gabriel, posted a heartfelt message on his Facebook page, writing, “It’s a pity, Baba Suebebe died at the hospital…

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Yul Edochie, a popular Nollywood actor, has found himself at the center of a social media firestorm yet again. This time, the flames are fueled by allegations of him neglecting his responsibilities towards his children with his first wife, May Edochie. The controversy stems from a recent development – their daughter, Danielle, publicly removing her father’s surname, Edochie, from her social media profiles. While Danielle hasn’t explicitly stated the reason behind this move, netizens have been quick to connect the dots. The timing coincides with a period of public tension between Yul and May, following his controversial decision to take…

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Thousands of Nigerian students who anxiously awaited news on their student loan applications can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has confirmed that successful applicants will begin receiving approvals within the next three weeks. This comes after a period of uncertainty for many students who applied for financial aid under the recently launched scheme. The news follows concerns raised by students about the disbursement of loans. Many expressed anxieties about potential delays, especially considering the upcoming semester. NELFUND spokesman, Mr. Nasir Ayiyogo, acknowledged these concerns and clarified the process in a recent statement. He…

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