Prof. Wole Soyinka has lost the race to be Oxford’s Professor of poetry to British poet, Simon Armitage.
Armitage, the popular poet and broadcaster, secured 1,221 votes – 301 more than his closest rival, Wole Soyinka.
Armitage was backed by more names, including John Carey and Melvyn Bragg. Bragg had previously supported Soyinka, but later publicly switched his allegiance to Armitage
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Abuja – The Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Mr Ishaya Akau, on Friday, said its future and fate were with the new administration.
Akau said this while exchanging views with the Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, in Abuja.
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The Ahmed Joda-led transition committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to prune the number of federal ministries from 28 to 19.
In its report seen by TheCable, the advisory committee recommended that Buhari should have only 19 senior ministers, while 17 ministers of state should be appointed, bringing the total to 36 in fulfillment of the constitutional requirement of one minister per state.
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The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki stormed Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, Friday and held a closed door meeting with former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in his residence.
The meeting which lasted for two hours commenced immediately Saraki who came with some of his supporters and colleagues in the Senate arrived at 9:10am and ended at 11:10 am.
Continue reading APC crisis: Saraki, others seek Obasanjo’s advice
Call it facing the realities of change that seemed impossible before now and you may not be wrong. Let us again remind the NNPC that refineries are national assets that should be guarded jealously. With potentials for up to 6000 investment opportunities when we refine a barrel of crude, our refineries are strategic for energy, technology, employment, skills, increased GDP and government revenue.
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The Code of Conduct Bureau says it will not make public the details of assets declared by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo due to limitations in federal laws covering such release, the office has said.
The presidency said those details will be made available after the Code of Conduct Bureau authenticates claims in the declaration forms.
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Critics of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) actions in Africa are of the view that ICC may have been set up only to tackle Africa, asserting that the actions of the agency appear unfair to the African continent, adding that the ICC is discriminating in its selection practices.
Saturday Vanguard’s investigations into the issue revealed that the agency may have been acting under bias condition, otherwise, why should a good number of notable critics accuse the ICC of acting immorally by discriminating against Africa and Africans in deciding which situations or not to investigate and prosecute.
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Jos – The Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Yakubu Dogara , on Friday, said he was not aware of the jumbo salaries being earned by legislators.
Dogara said this when he spoke with newsmen shortly after paying a courtesy visit to Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau.
He told newsmen that “when I hear about jumbo pay for legislators I get confused.
Continue reading I do know our salary is not in the region of N1m per month – Dogara
The 21-year-old white man suspected of gunning down nine people at a historic black church in South Carolina has confessed to the crime, US media reported Friday, citing unnamed officials.
One law enforcement official said that the alleged shooter Dylann Roof told investigators that he “wanted to start a race war” when he walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on Wednesday night and opened fire on a Bible study class.
All of the victims were black.
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Daura (Katsina State)- President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that Nigerians should be patient and accept democracy not as a system of government but as a lifestyle in order to ensure development of the country and that he would fulfill his promises to the people.
The president said this when he paid homage to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, after attending the Juma’at prayer at the Lowcost Mosque, in Daura, Katsina State.
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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says Local Government Councils must meet their obligations as specified in the constitution even as he said the state government would assist the Local Governments in re-engineering their finances in order to meet their obligations to their workers.
Continue reading LGs must meet obligations to workers, says Oshiomhole