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IBB's full text on 2019: Towards national rebirth

In the past few months and weeks, I have played host to many concerned Nigerians who have continued to express legitimate and patriotic worry about the state of affairs in the country.

Some of them have continued to agonize about the turn of events and expressly worried why we have not gotten our leadership compass right as a country with so much potential and opportunity for all.

Some, out of frustration, have elected to interrogate the leadership question and wondered aloud why it has taken this long from independence till date to discover the right model on account of our peculiarities. At 57, we are still a nation in search of the right leadership to contend with the dynamics of a 21st century Nigeria.

Having been privileged to preside over this great country, interacted with all categories of persons, dissected all shades of opinions, understudied different ethnic groupings; I can rightfully conclude that our strength lies in our diversity. But exploring and exploiting that dive…


The award winning gospel singer, Chioma Jesus gave a shocking and a very touching testimony as she gives out 500 bags of rice to less privileges in Nigeria.. Below is her stories and the 500 bags of rice

What Ronaldo said to camera after he was substituted

Cristiano Ronaldo's words to the camera after he was taken off in Saturday's score draw against Levante has been revealed.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane replaced Ronaldo eight minutes from time during his side's 2-2 draw with Levante and one of the TV cameras zoomed in on the Portuguese on the bench.

Ronaldo spotted the camera and turned to it, putting his fingers over

his lips.

"Not this," he was seen to be saying, according to MARCA.

The former Manchester United man then gestured for the camera to film the action on the pitch, not him.

Isco slotted home after 81 minutes after Emmanuel Boateng earlier cancelled out Sergio Ramos' opener for Real but Giampaolo Pazzini earned Levante a point after he was played in behind the Real defence

, one minute from time.

If Barcelona edge Espanyol on Sunday afternoon then Ronaldo and his team-mates will find themselves 21 points behind the league leaders. Never before have Real Madrid been that far behind the Blaugra…

I’ll never marry an actress, I don’t want to die young' -- Nollywood Film Producer Laments

Lambert Eluke gives reason why he wouldn’t settle for an actress and also confesses three Nollywood actresses he has soft spot for.

For movie producer, Lambert Eluke, though there are lots of beautiful actresses in Nollywood, he wouldn’t dare marry any of them. Reason: he’s not ready to die young.

Here is what the Enugu born producer told inside Nollywood:

“I’ll never marry an actress. I don’t want to die young, please. They don’t stay in one place. After a year of marriage, they’ll dump you and move to another person. I can’t marry an actress, I want to live long.

“If I am to make a wish, I would settle for one of these three actresses: Chizzy Alichi, Rachel Okonkwo and Ruth Eze. I crush on them for their meekness and good hearts’”.

Checkout where your university lies in the latest ranking of best universities in Nigeria

Checkout where your university lies in the latest ranking of best universities in Nigeria

There is now a latest ranking for the best universities in Nigeria and where they rank in the world. In the January edition of the 2018 Webometrics, University of Ibadan popularly called U.I confirmed its leadership position by ranking as the topmost university in the country.

It, however, ranks 1099 in the world (still the only Nigerian university in the top 1000 bracket in the world).

The University of Ibadan is trailed in the second position by the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State (the only private university in the top 46 bracket) and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, in the third position.

Despite being held down by protracted and debilitating industrial crisis last year, the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, still got rated as the best state university in the current Webometric ranking, 14th in the country and 3680th in the world.

Bayero University,…

OBASANJO takes anti-Buhari campaign abroad

The 2019 battle between President Muhammadu Buhari and his former boss, ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, might have taken an international dimension as the former President is set to take the battle to foreign lands, beginning with South Africa today.

Indications to that effect emerged yesterday when Saturday Telegraph gathered that Obasanjo, barring any last minute change of plans, has concluded plans to hold a meeting with some Nigerians and foreigners in Johannesburg today.

Sources close to the former president told Saturday Telegraph that Obasanjo has also commenced high-level talks with some institutions in the United States, partnering with the Jimmy Carter Foundation and other lobby groups to checkmate the return of Buhari.

‘After spending thousands of dollars to study medicine abroad, we are barred from practising in Nigeria’

Some Nigerians who studied medicine and dentistry abroad and returned home to practice say they have been left in a lurch: 473 of the 689 ‘baby doctors’, representing the November 2017 batch, say they cannot operate because they were unsuccessful in the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) examination that would have qualified them to do so. The figure represents about 70 per cent of those who sat for the examination administered to prove they had obtained the same level of knowledge as doctors who graduated from universities in Nigeria. Frustrated, the ‘baby doctors’ are alleging victimization and unfavourable treatment by the MDCN under the Acting Registrar, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi.

Dr Adam Ibrahim and Dr Arinze Joseph (left, second row; and right, second row respectively) during their graduation ceremony.

They accused the Council of lack of coherent preparation in the conduct of the assessment examination even after raising the application form fee by more than 300 per cent a…

2019: PDP will reclaim power easily if… —Wabara

Former President of the Senate, Senator Adolphus Nduneweh Wabara is the Acting Secretary of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview, he dissects the recent statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari and declares that while Obasanjo was right in his assessment of Buhari, the idea of a third force at this time would drag Nigeria back. Group Politics Editor, TAIWO ADISA presents the excerpts:

HOW did you receive the recent statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari?

I was impressed with his courage to speak loud to the conscience of our political leaders when the need arises. If we had one or two more of people of his kind that could speak the way he does and monitor what is happening in the country, I think Nigeria would have been better politically, economically and in total development. If he had taken keen interest in the choice of his successors i…

I'm yet to find a man that will take the place of my ex-husband’

Asked how her love life has been since  breaking up with her Indian husband, Tracy sounded emotional,saying she’s yet to find a man that will take his place in her life.    “Finding good men who are unattached is extremely difficult in this country. So, I am yet to see the man that will take his place in my life,” the actress added.

Tracy said she has moved on, and wouldn’t want to talk about her past again. But she however, admitted that she had a healthy relationship with her ex-hubby. “It was the  best relationship I have  had in recent years,”she said. The actress-turned-singer wants  relationship coaches and moral institutions to change their topics in order to reflect the true happenings in the society.

“We have had enough of 10 steps to becoming a better wife, we now have too many over qualified single ladies and too few qualified male counterparts to choose from. I suggest they start delivering  more lectures about 10 steps to becoming a responsile husband, more on how to e…