Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party…

This picture taken on November 10, 2018 shows a rally of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) for Taipei mayor candidate Ting Shou-chung during the elections campaign in Taipei. – When Taiwan goes to the polls on November 24, 2018 in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen’s embattled government…

Imo braces for intricate triangular gubernatorial battle…

Rochas Okorocha • Okorocha’s many troubles If there is any state with curiously evolving electoral uncertainties, it is Imo State, particularly the push and pull that define each governorship election cycle. From 1999, the line up of governors exposes this sequence: Achike Udenwa (PDP), from Orlu (Imo West) Senatorial Zone extraction; Ikedi Ohakim, Progressives Peoples…

We promised change but not in four years, says Fashola…

Babatunde Fashola • Insists southwest will get presidency in 2023 • ‘Minister lied about improvement in electricity sector’ • Agbakoba faults Buhari’s campaign document, okays Atiku’s The All Progressives Congress (APC) promised Nigerians would witness change but never said the agenda would be attained within any time frame, according to Minister of Power, Works and…

NIMC, operators strategise on January 2019 NIN deadline…

Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the telecommunications operators are currently in talks on how to ensure smooth transition of processes towards the January 1, 2019 deadline given by the Federal Government for the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) in the…

Leaders extol Jonathan’s virtues at book launch…

Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe (left); former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon; Ghana ex-President, John Mahama; his counterparts, Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria); Boni Yayi (Benin Republic) and Ernest Bai Koroma (Sierra Leone) at the presentation and formal launch of a book, My Transition Hours’by Jonathan in Abuja…yesterday PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA You’re a true democrat,…

FUNAAB to honour Soyinka, Falola at 26th convocation as 113...

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, will today bestow honorary doctorate degree on Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, as part of its 26th convocation ceremony slated for Thursday and Friday. Disclosing this during a news conference at the university’s Senate Chamber, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Kolawole Salako, informed that a renowned Professor…

How Cats Tongue Keep Them Clean Explained…

US researchers, armed with high-speed video cameras, have revealed the secret to cat grooming. It’s all in the tongue. Just not the way they thought. A cat’s tongue contains 300 little scoop-shaped spines called filiform papillae which they moisten with saliva to clean their fur, said the report Monday in the Proceedings of the National…

Osun PDP members sue Adeleke over fake certificate…

Senator Ademola Adeleke representing APC Ademola Adeleke, the People’s Democratic Party Governorship candidate in the Osun September 22 gubernatorial election, has been sued by three members of his party. The plaintiffs sought Adeleke’s disqualification from the September 22 governorship election for allegedly submitting fake certificates to get the PDP ticket. Two PDP members, Rasheed Olabayo…

French prosecutors open inquiry into Macron campaign financing…

Emmanuel Macron / AFP PHOTO / POOL AND AFP PHOTO Paris prosecutors have launched an inquiry into the origins of thousands of euros donated to President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign last year, a legal source told AFP on Tuesday. The move follows an alert from France’s campaign finance oversight body this month, after it was…

At least 40 killed in suicide attack on Kabul religious...

At least 40 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a meeting of top clerics in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, in one of the deadliest attacks to strike the Afghan capital in months. It follows a wave of violence across war-torn Afghanistan in recent weeks that has killed hundreds of people as…

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Turns Sixty One Today…

The former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, turns sixty-one years today. In celebration of his birthday below are major events that happened in his life: Jonathan holds a B.Sc. degree in Zoology, an M.Sc. degree in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology. A PhD degree in Zoology from the University of Port…