Do you know why Audu Bako is regarded as the best governor of Kano state till date

His physical development of the state remains unmatched He built the Bagauda Dam, Birnin Kudu Dam and Itiga Dams and let the people have water unlike before, fundamentally changing the mood of the state in the process He built the Bagauda Dam Hotel, which became a massive tourist attraction He built these massive developments by direct labour He offered various scholarships to a huge number…

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4 Did you know about the beginnings of Eko Bridge

Did you know that the idea for the bridge was conceived by the government of Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa with Inuwa Wada as Minister of Works but the Bridge was built and commissioned by the administration of General Yakubu Gowon with Femi Okunnu as Minister of Works? Did you know that the Bridge was constructed during the Nigerian Civil War, and within a span of…

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Why Nigeria’s biggest and most important Cancer Walk will help beat cancer at it’s own game

Cancer is a long-distance runner. It is patient. The Medicaid Cancer Foundation annual Walk Away Cancer exercise is one walk that covers a considerable distance. What is a long-distance walk without patience? Cancer is determined and relentless. Just as participants at the Medicaid Cancer Foundation annual Walk Away Cancer are with their minds usually set on the Finish Line. Just observe the faces of the…

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The night Ikeja Electric (Ikedc) and some mosquitoes combined forces to break my neighbor’s Infinix phone

Ikeja Electric (Ikedc) had held on to power for the entire day. My neighbor had to use his fuel generator like me and others for many hours to power their home appliances, despite the unnerving noise from the machines. Just before midnight, he powered down the generator, looking up and praying that Ikedc would release electricity to his home when he travelled to dreamland. But…

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Did Chinua Achebe have the old PWD in mind when he wrote There was a Country?

The old Public Works Department (PWD) was a national organization. Some of its landmarks may still be found across Nigeria. It had career professionals of various diversities in its employ. It had a central store, sawmills and Crown Agents who purchased materials in bulk. Because it was a countrywide organization, it was able to standardize its operations and attain economy of scale. There was prompt…

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5 Did you know about the history of Ikorodu Road

Did you know that the contract for Ikorodu Road-Maryland Junction-Ikeja Airport Road was awarded in 1974 at the cost of N24,985million? Did you know that the Ikorodu-Maryland Junction section of the project was the widest road in Nigeria at the time with three lane dual carriageways and a two-lane service road on either side, making it ten lanes in all? Did you know that the…

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Does the eureka moment in Free Guy movie explain the disruption in Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp last week?

Might a reasonable explanation for the 6hour service disruption that occurred last week in Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp be found in the ‘eureka moment’ of 20th   Century Studios Free Guy movie featuring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Taika Waititi and others? Facebook said in a blog last week that “We want to make clear at this time we believe…

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Wait, wait, wait! Did Mercy Chinwo say ‘You (God) carry my matter for your head o…?’

Yes. Are you just hearing the song? Yes I don’t believe you I heard my neighbor singing the song yesterday and that line refused to leave me Can you not simply say you love the song? I do Good. By the way, the title of the song is obinasom What does it mean? I’m not sure but I think it’s something about my heart is…

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