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MURIC commiserates with Pa Fasoranti on daughter’s killing, says no Nigerian deserves such horrible death

MURIC commiserates with Pa Fasoranti on daughter’s killing, says no Nigerian deserves such horrible death

  *Prof Akintola* However, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has sent a condolence message to Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the killing of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunri, saying no Nigerian deserves such “horrible death”. The human rights organization also cautioned Nigerians against jumping to any hasty conclusion about the killers. These were contained in a press statement issued by the ... Read More »

Security Challenges: Gbajabiamila due in Zamfara on Sunday

Security Challenges: Gbajabiamila due in Zamfara on Sunday

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila will on Sunday July 14, 2019 visit Zamfara State as part of his efforts to assess security challenges in some states across the country. During the visit, the Speaker is expected to travel to some specific Local Government Areas in the state that are most affected by activities of ... Read More »

Features:My voyage on the (River) Niger, By Jibrin Baba Ndace

Features:My voyage on the (River) Niger, By Jibrin Baba Ndace

  *Jibrin Baba Ndace * .. .Everyone needs a strategy…’ -Lawrence Freedman Three years ago, precisely in November 2015, I was entrusted with the responsibility of being the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the dynamic and amiable Governor of Niger State, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Sani-Bello. *Gov Abubakar Sani-Bello* Three years down the road, I can look back with utmost satisfaction and ... Read More »

Current Wave Of Kidnapping In Nigeria Is Different -Former US Ambassador To Nigeria

Current Wave Of Kidnapping In Nigeria Is Different -Former US Ambassador To Nigeria

  *Says Nigerian government pays ransom though illegal  A former United States of America’s Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, says the current wave of kidnapping in the country cannot be compared to what used to happen in the past. He said, “Nigeria is experiencing a wave of kidnappings. In the past, kidnapping has often had a political dimension. In the ... Read More »

Ezekwesili, others call for value-based democracy as Wole Soyinka turns 85

Ezekwesili, others call for value-based democracy as Wole Soyinka turns 85

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) and other speakers at the 11th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series, held on Saturday, 13 July 2019 at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, have called on Nigerians to insist on values in determining those who become their leaders and how the polity is administered. The former Nigerian Minister of ... Read More »

Gov Fayemi condoles with Pa Fasoranti over daughter’s killing

Gov Fayemi condoles with Pa Fasoranti over daughter’s killing

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has condoled with the family of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, over Friday’s killing of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, along Ore road, in Ondo State. Governor Fayemi in a statement in Ado- Ekiti, signed by Yinka Oyebode, his  Chief Press Secretary described the gruesome killing of the 58 years old Mrs Olakunrin as ... Read More »

FUOYE set to introduce distance learning programme

FUOYE set to introduce distance learning programme

…as VC holds meeting with COL in Canada By Adewumi Ademiju, Ado-Ekiti The Federal University Oye-Ekiti has set to become a dual mode University. The Vice-Chancellor,  Prof. Kayode Soremekun, has held several meetings with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), in Vancouver, Canada, in an effort to strategize on transiting the institution  into a Dual mode University which combines the existing ... Read More »

Nigeria diminished by killing of daughter of Afenifere leader– Obasanjo

Nigeria diminished by killing of daughter of Afenifere leader– Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Nigeria has been diminished by the killing of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, late Mrs Funke Olakunri, by suspected kidnappers in Ondo state on Friday. Obasanjo declared that the killing was a worrisome development in the polity, especially, at a time when all well-meaning Nigerians were preaching tolerance and political ... Read More »

We won’t allow Benin Republic take oil-rich Tongeji Island from Ogun State- Gov Abiodun

We won’t allow Benin Republic take oil-rich Tongeji Island from Ogun State- Gov Abiodun

  Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said his administration would not allow oil-rich Tongeji Island that shares boundary with the Republic of Benin to be taken away from Ogun State by Nigeria’s neighbouring country. He expressed the determination of his administration to do all in its power to make life meaningful for the citizens of the state living ... Read More »

Police release preliminary report on killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter

Police release preliminary report on killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter

“We want to reassure the good people of the State and other members of the public of our determination to rid the state of this type of Criminal act and other violent crimes…..” The Ondo State Police Command has released preliminary report on the Friday killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chief Reuben Fasonranti. A press statement on Saturday ... Read More »

Architect drags businessman to court over copyright infringement

By Our Reporter A Lagos based Architect, Olagoke Kehinde, and his company Decision Nigeria limited, have instituted a N762 million copyright infringement suit against a Lagos businessman Kayode Ogunlesi. Others joined as co-defendants are Atlantis Construction Company, Deji Akinwande, Pierro Mjally, Chief Tunde Afolabi and One Fadi Abdel Nour. In a statement of claim filed before a Federal High Court, ... Read More »

Ekiti :FRSC Gives Ultimatum To Motorists On Vehicles Without Number Plates

Ekiti :FRSC Gives Ultimatum To Motorists On Vehicles Without Number Plates

By Adewumi Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ekiti State has given Aug. 1, as dateline to arrest all motorists moving around town without registration of their vehicles. “We vow to arrest motorists who move around with unregistered vehicles, come Aug. 1, stresses that such vehicles pose security threats.’’ Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ekiti ... Read More »

GTBank Named Best Bank in Africa at Euromoney Awards

GTBank Named Best Bank in Africa at Euromoney Awards

…Also emerges Best Bank in Nigeria for a record 9th time Foremost African financial institution Guaranty Trust Bank plc (https://www.GTBank.com/) has been named the Best Bank in Africa 2019 by Euromoney at its annual Awards for Excellence, which held in London on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. GTBank was also named the Best Bank ... Read More »

Buhari condoles with Pa Fasoranti, directs security agencies to fish out killers of daughter

Buhari condoles with Pa Fasoranti, directs security agencies to fish out killers of daughter

  PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDOLES WITH AFENIFERE LEADER, PA FASORANTI, ON DAUGHTER’S DEATH President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin. The deceased was reportedly shot Friday along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State, by those the police described as armed robbers. The President prayed that God will ... Read More »

Opinion-Criminality: There is an ongoing effort to set South-West on fire, By Wale Adedayo

Opinion-Criminality: There is an ongoing effort to set South-West on fire, By Wale Adedayo

  It appears there is an ongoing effort to set the South-West on fire, by politicians, who feel they have no stake in the current arrangement here. Unfortunately, a King Solomon is not on seat to act against this ungodly move to cut an innocent baby into two. Deploying popular sentiments to sway the gullible and the not-so-gullible into believing ... Read More »

16 suspected herdsmen kill Afenifere leader’s daughter on Benin/Ore road, abduct others

16 suspected herdsmen kill Afenifere leader’s daughter on Benin/Ore road, abduct others

  Chief Fasoranti and the late Mrs Olakunrin* Suspected killer herdsmen again wrecked havoc on Friday as they shot dead Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of elder statesman Chief Reuben Fasoranti, in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Chief Fasoranri is a prominent leader of Afenifere, the pan Yoruba group. Mrs. Olakunrin was coming from the Lagos ... Read More »