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Why Gani Adams was chosen out of 25 shortlisted as Aare Ona Kakanfo, by Alaafin


The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has disclosed that the title of Aare Ona Kakanfo was bestowed on Dr. Gani Adams because of his passionate commitment to the protection of the culture and territorial integrity of Yorubaland. Oba Adeyemi made the disclosure during a thanksgiving service on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Oyo ...

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Buhari to Gani Adams: Use your position as Aare Ona Kakanfo for national unity


President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate, Otunba Gani Adams, to use the office into which he is about to step for national unity. Adams will be installed on Saturday, January 13, 2018 as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, at Durbar Stadium, Oyo town, Oyo State. The ...

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Who is The People’s Candidate?


As Nigerians, we are no strangers to hard times, heartbreaks and raw deals. We make the best out of bad situations. We are happy even in conditions when it is actually hard to smile. We endure all, because even when we complain, we quickly forget the hurt we felt in the past. We easily move on, and leave everything to ...

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Aare Ona Kakanfo: Final rites begin for Gani Adams’ installation

Otunba Gani Adams

The final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Since he was designated as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II, Adams had been engaged in several processes that will lead to his ...

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Nigeria’s oil revenues plunged by 55% to $24.8b in 2015 – NEITI

Waziri Adio

Nigeria’s oil and gas revenues plunged from $54.5 billion in 2014 to $24.8 billion in 2015, while the country’s oil production fell from 798 million barrels in 2014 to 776 million barrels in 2015, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has disclosed. According to the NEITI 2015 Oil and Gas Industry Audit Report, the total outstanding revenue from the ...

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The twists and turns around 34-year-old Ajaokuta Steel Company

Ajaokuta Steel

The steel industry is said to be the backbone of any nation. The industry will continue to serve as stimulus to national development and economic boaster to industrial growth of a country. The Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi State of Nigeria was envisaged to serve as the bedrock of the nation’s industrialisation. The idea of having a steel industry was ...

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35 N/Delta youths get N14m Shell business start-up grant

Igo Weli Shell

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Thursday, December 21, 2017 gave cheques for N14 million to 35 graduates in its 2017 Regional LiveWIRE Entrepreneurial Programme. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event took place in Effurun, Delta State. Each of the beneficiaries got N400,000 as a business start-up grant. The General Manager, External Relations of SPDC, ...

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AUPCTRE, ERA, others kick against national assets sale

ERA national assets

After the New Year break, the Federal Government may have some axe to grind with Nigerians if it goes on with its proposed sale of national assets to finance budgets. It will have to contend with different labour unions, associations and civil society organisations (CSOs) who have mapped out plan of action to stop the proposed sale of national assets. ...

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CDHR flays controversial NGO bill

Yakubu Dogara

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has maintained that the Bill for an Act for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Commission, proposed by the House of Representatives, to regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs), is apparently orchestrated to repress the voice of the people and subjugate civil society groups in Nigeria. According to the CDHR, the bill ...

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Shell honoured for Nigerian content development

Shell Petroleum Development Company

The Petroleum Technologies Association of Nigeria (PETAN) has honoured Shell companies in Nigeria with the Aret Adams Award for Excellence in recognition of their “outstanding contributions to the development of local content in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.” PETAN, comprising 89 indigenous companies in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry, announced the recognition at the 2017 ...

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