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The Clinton, Patterson Coup in Fiction Writing 

SATURDAY WRITERS’ WORLD STORY with Bisi Daniels bisi.daniels@thisdaylive.com, Blog: www.bisidaniels.com, 08050220700 News broke during the week that former US President, Bill Clinton, in collaboration with James Patterson, best- selling author for many years, is writing a novel about the White House, ‘The President Is Missing.’ Presidents and ex-presidents have been turning out books for a [… ...
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Wenger to announce Arsenal future after FA Cup final

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger says his future at the London club will be decided at a board meeting after the FA Cup final against Chelsea. Wenger is out of contract at the end of this season and has persistently batted away enquiries over his future. Arsenal have won six of their past seven Premier League […]
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Consumers can buy electricity directly from Gencos – Fashola

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has declared that eligible power consumers are now free to purchase electricity directly from power generation companies. By declaring eligible customers, the minister has empowered the consumer to buy electricity directly from licensees other than the power distribution companies, a development that […]
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Efforts to end ExxonMobil, PENGASSAN row hit deadlock

’Femi Asu Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Mobil Producing Nigeria Branch, have been directed to withdraw their services totally from all locations after talks to resolve a dispute with a subsidiary of United States’ ExxonMobil Corporation failed on Thursday. This is coming a week […]
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CBN’ll sustain tight monetary policy – Nnanna

Stanley Opara with agency report The Central Bank of Nigeria will keep the monetary policy tight as dollar shortages persist, the deputy governor of the bank, Joseph Nnanna, said before an interest rate announcement next week. Now is not the time to ease policy, he said in an interview with Bloomberg in Abuja. Inflation slowed […]
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Investors to meet in Austria over Nigerian economy

Gbenro Adeoye The Afro-Austrian Business Summit will provide the platform for potential investors to explore opportunities in the Nigerian economy. The summit, which comes up this month in Austria, is aimed at exposing corporate and community leaders, policymakers, government agencies and key stakeholders to the potential in the Nigerian property, finance, technology, and Small and […]
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DRC Ebola Outbreak: Lessons from West Africa

SATURDAY INSIGHTS By Terence Gibson With a new outbreak of Ebola cases being announced last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I am reminded of early 2014 when I took up a position as a consultant physician in the largest hospital in Freetown. I was a volunteer member of the Kings Sierra Leone Partnership, […]
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Buratai moves army unit to Buhari’s hometown, Daura

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. -Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday, established a Forward Operation Base, named Muhammadu Buhari Base, in Daura town, Katsina State. Buratai said the move was to enhance security in parts of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army’s area of responsibility. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. -Gen. […]
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Ebola threat: Bushmeat vendors panic, advocate prevention

Femi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Samuel Awoyinfa and Success Nwogu With news of fresh Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bushmeat vendors in Nigeria have called on the Federal Government to tighten measures aimed at preventing a resurgence of the epidepmic in Nigeria. The businesses of bushmeat vendors in Nigeria, where meat sourced from […]
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LASG Urges Corporate Nigeria to Support AMAA

BY Azuka Ogujiuba Lagos State Government has called on private corporate organisations operating in Nigeria and the state to support this year’s edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards which the state is hosting and scheduled to hold on June 18.  The Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, who represented Governor Mr. Akinwumi Ambode at […]
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Oluwo revokes title from Iwo chief

Femi Makinde and Gbenro Adeoye The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, has revoked the title of Obanla from the Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Party of Nigeria, Chief Abiola Ogundokun. The monarch had earlier stripped Ogundokun of his traditional and social titles, ranging from Basorun Musulumi of Iwoland, a member of Iwo Board […]
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Yemi Alade Joins Timi Dakolo, Patoranking, Waje on Voice Nigeria Season Two

Renowned Nigerian songstress, Yemi Alade, has been confirmed as the newest star to occupy the famous red chair as a coach on season two of The Voice Nigeria. Alade joined the trio of Timi Dakolo, Patoranking and Waje who critique contestants’ performances and guide their teams of selected artistes through the remainder of the season […]
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Appeal Court sacks Katsina judicial panel head

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Friday sacked the Chairman of the Katsina State Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Justice Muhammad Suraj. In a judgement delivered by Adefope Okojie, the court noted that the circumstance of Suraj’s appointment to head the panel would not give an average person the satisfaction that […]
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Twin bomb explosions rock UNIMAID

Kayode Idowu Two bombs went off at the University of Maiduguri campus, Borno State, on Thursday night and the early hours of Friday when students were in their hostels. President of the school’s Students Union Government, Abu Babati, while confirming the attack to journalists, said that the first bomb exploded at about 10.50pm on Thursday […]
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O’jez Celebrates Lagos@ 50 with Celebrities

As activities marking the Lagos State @ 50 anniversary continue, residents of the mainland area of the city, government functionaries as well as top dignitaries would converge on celebrity restaurant, O’jez, inside the National Stadium, Surulere on Friday, May 12 from 7pm to mark the anniversary’s ‘Social Clubs Day’. O’jez was among top 50 clubs […]
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‘Poor education, cause of Boko Haram insurgency –Buratai

Friday Olokor, Jos Wife of the Chief of Army Staff, Hajiya Umma Buratai, has said that the poor quality of education in the North was a major contributing factor to the growth of Boko Haram insurgency in the region. Her position came barely three months after the Emir of Kano and former Governor of Central […]
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Judges’ arrest: Lawyer drags Buhari, IGP, DSS, others to court

Clement Nnachi, Abakaliki A lawyer based in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, John Onwe, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari; Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; Director of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; and three others to court over the arrest and prosecution of some justices of the Appeal and Supreme Courts for alleged corruption. Others […]
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“No perfect family”

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