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Women’s Group Laud Gov Makinde For Appointing Female SSG

Women’s Group Laud Gov Makinde For Appointing Female SSG

Women In Politics Forum, WIPF, a nongovernmental, multi-party forum for women, has congratulated Governor Seyi Makinde and the people of Oyo State on the appointment of the first female Secretary to the State Government, SSG, of the state, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun. In a letter signed by president of the forum, Ebere Ifendu, the forum told the governor: “It is with ... Read More »

30-YEAR- OLD MAN IN POLICE NET FOR RAPING 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL

30-YEAR- OLD MAN IN POLICE NET FOR RAPING 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL

By Bola Owolola The Ogun State Police Command has arrested Olawoyin Segun, 30years old, for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old girl. The arrest of the suspect followed a report by the victim who reported at Ibafo Police Station that the suspect, who is a relation, came to their house on the said date at about 1:30 pm asking ... Read More »

Rape allegation: Justice must prevail whoever is involved, says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Saturday condemned any case of rape in strong terms, saying it doesn’t matter who is involved. Rev. Samson Ayokunle, President of CAN, who gave the condemnation via a text message to the News Agency of Nigeria, stressed that justice must prevail in all rape cases. Ayokunle described rape as ungodly, wicked and reprehensible. He, ... Read More »

New minimum wage: Ayade reaffirms commitment to implementation

New minimum wage: Ayade reaffirms commitment to implementation

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has again expressed his willingness to implement the new N30,000 minimum wage. Ayade restated his commitment to the implementation of the new minimum wage when the new leadership of the State Executive Council of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), led by its Chairman, Comrade Ben Ukpepi paid him a courtesy visit recently. The governor ... Read More »

2019 Hajj: Civil society group constitutes committee to monitor animal sacrifice

2019 Hajj: Civil society group constitutes committee to monitor animal sacrifice

Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation that monitors and reports hajj/Umrah activities has constituted a five-man committee that will monitor the process of executing Hadaya (animal sacrifice) on behalf of Nigerian pilgrims during 2019 hajj. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by its national coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammed and publicity secretary, Abubakar Mahmoud. It will be recalled that ... Read More »

Oladunjoye, Ogun APC spokesman says Amosun’s arms-gate vindicates him

Oladunjoye, Ogun APC spokesman says Amosun’s arms-gate vindicates him

The spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye, has reacted to the publication by Premium Times on the existence of illegal armoury and stock-pilling of arms and ammunitions by the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, describing it as a “vindication”. Oladunjoye, in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday remarked ... Read More »

Finally, Wole Soyinka speaks on aircraft seat controversy

Finally, Wole Soyinka speaks on aircraft seat controversy

Literary giant and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has finally spoken on the aircraft seat controversy which has gone viral on social media. He disclosed in a statement in Lagos on Saturday that he wrongly identified a seat number and promptly did the needful when the error was pointed out to him. Soyinka who took a jibe at those who ... Read More »

The age of ‘retailtainment’: how digital disruption is driving trends in physical retail décor

The age of ‘retailtainment’: how digital disruption is driving trends in physical retail décor

The growth of e-commerce has already transformed the retail landscape and with double digit annual growth predicted into the next decade PRESS RELEASE DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2019/ — Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com), world-leader in imaging solutions, deciphers the importance of the settings and ambiences of physical shops as they become more than just a buying space, an opportunity for ... Read More »

Buhari to constitute multi-stakeholder team on communal clashes

President Muhammadu Buhari has begun consultations for an inclusive stakeholder committee that will thoroughly interrogate issues that fuel communal conflicts across the country, with a mandate to proffering lasting solutions to age-long disagreements that have claimed lives and property. Presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu disclosed this in a press statement on Saturday. He added that “With particular focus on the ... Read More »

Arms Scandal: Jonathan, Dasuki deny granting Amosun approval for armoury

Arms Scandal: Jonathan, Dasuki deny granting Amosun approval for armoury

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said he did not grant any approval for the construction of an armoury to former Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, or any governor during his presidential term between 2010 and 2015. “I am not aware of any approval (to build an armoury to stockpile weapons),” Mr Jonathan told PREMIUM TIMES Thursday afternoon through a ... Read More »

Opinion: Educating Reno Omokri On Rape And The Nebulous Reaction Of Female Victims, By Ena Ofugara

Opinion: Educating Reno Omokri On Rape And The Nebulous Reaction Of Female Victims, By Ena Ofugara

*Reno Omokri* I know Christ said not to swear, but everything I type on this post is the gospel truth and may it not be well with me if I tell a lie. To begin, if any brother here has “struggled” with a girl saying “no no no” but she lets him kiss and even suck breast, but will not ... Read More »

Class action against COZA Pastor may start soon

Class action against COZA Pastor may start soon

There is a groundswell of possible legal action against Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). Fatoyinbo was accused by Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer and wife of Timi Dakolo, a singer, of raping her twice within a week in 2000. Others women have also accused the embattled pastor of raping them. Busola said she was a ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi sacks Chief Imam over moon sighting

Emir Sanusi sacks Chief Imam over moon sighting

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Friday in Kano, ordered the removal of the Chief Imam of Limawa Jumat mosque in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state, Malam Salihu Muhammed. The removal is with immediate effect. The deposed Imam was accused of allegedly acting contrary to the monarch’s instructions on moon sighting and the eventual Eid ... Read More »

UBEC Funds: No Mismanagement on My Watch – Ahmed

UBEC Funds: No Mismanagement on My Watch – Ahmed

Former governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has refuted claims that his administration mismanaged Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) counterpart funds. In a statement issued by his spokesman, Dr Muyideen Akorede, in reaction to allegations by the state government that the former administration mismanaged the funds, Alhaji Ahmed absolved his administration of any wrongdoing regarding the management of UBEC ... Read More »

Two other COZA Pastors knew Biodun Fatoyinbo raped me but begged my family – Busola Dakolo

Two other COZA Pastors knew Biodun Fatoyinbo raped me but begged my family – Busola Dakolo

Busola, wife of musician Timi Dakolo has recounted how ministers in the Commonwealth of Zion Church (COZA), Ilorin, begged members of her family to cover up her alleged rape by Biodun Fatoyinbo, overseer of the church. She said that after her family found out that Fatoyinbo was abusing her sexually, they confronted him after which two ministers in the church ... Read More »

Govt. to review laws establishing Ogun State Security Trust Fund, says Gov Abiodun

Govt. to review laws establishing Ogun State Security Trust Fund, says Gov Abiodun

“Nobody will come and invest in these state if all they hear is cultism, kidnappings, armed robbery, we are going to look at the laws that established our security trust fund again, if there is need to make any amendment to that law, we need to re- launch that security trust fund, for some reason, it didn’t quite work well, ... Read More »

Ogun Environmental Sanitation Day Violators To Face Mobile Courts- Gov Abiodun

Ogun Environmental Sanitation Day Violators To Face Mobile Courts- Gov Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has sounded a note of warning to environmental offenders in the state, saying that his government would not hesitate to make use of the mobile court to deal with environmental offenders. Prince Abiodun who made this known on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Abeokuta, while on an inspection to monitor the level of ... Read More »

Essay: Security and Development Challenges in the Sahel, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Essay: Security and Development Challenges in the Sahel, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This week, I was in Niamey, Niger Republic for a scholarly conference on the state of knowledge on security and development challenges confronting the Sahel and the way forward. It was organised by the National Centre for Strategic and Security Studies in Niger. I was the only Anglophone invited from West Africa. This might not be unconnected to the fact ... Read More »

COZA Pastor raped my friend too — Stella Damasus

COZA Pastor raped my friend too — Stella Damasus

Star actress and film producer, Stella Damasus, has accused the Senior Pastor of the Common Wealth Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, of raping a friend of hers. Damasus made the fresh allegation in a series of tweets on Friday about the controversial Abuja-based flamboyant cleric, who is facing a similar allegation by one Mrs Busola Dakolo, wife of a popular ... Read More »

Gov Oyetola appoints Buniyamin Aderemi Omowabi as Head of Osun 2019 Hajj Operations

Gov Oyetola appoints Buniyamin Aderemi Omowabi as Head of Osun 2019 Hajj Operations

By Mikail Mumuni Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has approved the appointment of Alhaji Buniyamin Aderemi Omowabi as Head of the 2019 Hajj Operation for the state. The appointment was conveyed in a letter dated 28 June, 2019 and signed by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs. The letter said the appointment was based on Alhaji Buniyamin Aderemi ... Read More »