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Ahmed Musa to sponsor 100 Nigerian students in University

Ahmed Musa to sponsor 100 Nigerian students in University

Super Eagles Captainm Ahmed Musa will sponsor 100 Nigerian students at Skyline University in Kano, Legit reports. The Super Eagles forward confirmed this after being named an ambassador at the school. Musa, 27, currently plays for Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr. The former Leicester City striker spent many years in Kano while growing up and also played for Kano Pillars in ... Read More »

Gov. Makinde Appoints Ex-Reps Member, Adibi, Signage Agency DG

Gov. Makinde Appoints Ex-Reps Member, Adibi, Signage Agency DG

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of a former member of the House of Representatives and former caretaker Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government, Honourable Temilola Segun Adibi, as the Director-General of the Oyo State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OYSAA). A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Governor Makinde ... Read More »

Auto Crashes Involving Kwara Institution Buses Claim Lives

By Joseph Adedeji, Ilorin A ghastly auto crash involving a 15-seater bus belonging to the Kwara State University (KWASU) has claimed the lives of a lecturer and a student. The sad incident which reportedly happened between Minna and Lambata in Niger State brought to two of such within two weeks. A similar 15-seater bus conveying prospective National Youth Service Corps ... Read More »

No One Can Bring Down Your Govt – Ibadan youths declare support for Makinde

No One Can Bring Down Your Govt – Ibadan youths declare support for Makinde

…say electoral petition case tampered with Youths from across the 11 local government areas of Ibadan have declared their support for the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, following the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which affirmed his victory in the March 9, 2019 governorship election. The youths, under the aegis of a group known as the Ibadan Youth ... Read More »

Engagement of private company by Minister of interior to collect CERPAC fees illegal – Court

Engagement of private company by Minister of interior to collect CERPAC fees illegal – Court

A Federal High Court in Lagos in a landmark judgment delivered by the presiding Judge Rilwan Aikawa has declared as illegal the engagement of a private company, Continental Transfer Technique Limited, by Minister of Interior to fix and collect the Combine Expatriates Residence Permit and Alien Card, CERPAC, fees paid by all expatriates in Nigeria as illegal and unconstitutional. It ... Read More »

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded justice for its Kogi State Women Leader, Mrs Acheju Abuh who was burnt to death in her home yesterday by political thugs. In a statement issued today, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman for the party, said the death of Mrs Abuh and others that were killed by political thugs in the Kogi election will never ... Read More »

Breaking: Court sacks 21 Ibadan kings, sets aside Ajimobi’s gazette

Breaking: Court sacks 21 Ibadan kings, sets aside Ajimobi’s gazette

An Oyo State High Court has sacked the 21 chiefs who were elevated as crown-wearing kings in Ibadanland by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on August 27, 2017. Justice A. Aderemi today also sets aside all gazettes to the effect. In her ruling, the judge said: • “That all the gazettes affecting the chieftaincy laws of Ibadan land ... Read More »

Edo Deputy Governor Betrayed Me – Oshiomhole

Edo Deputy Governor Betrayed Me – Oshiomhole

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC has accused the state’s Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu of betraying him, thus stoking the political crisis rocking Edo State. Addressing party faithful who thronged Iyamoh, his country home, Oshiomhole said his supporters not allow themselves to be used for the wrong reasons because of money. “The only thing I ... Read More »

Court Jails Fake NYSC members

Court Jails Fake NYSC members

Fake National Youth Service Corps members arrested during the Batch B Orientation Exercise in Kubwa, Abuja have been prosecuted and jailed. Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director-General of NYSC, stated this in a release at the Kubwa Orientation Camp yesterday. He said that since then, the clampdown on fake graduates had brought sanity into the process. Last September, about 85 fake ... Read More »

Benue Perm Sec, Pregnant Wife, Children die in fire disaster

Tragedy struck in Benue State yesterday as the acting Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Science and Technology, Sekegh Akaa, his pregnant wife and two children died in a fire that engulfed their Kwararafa Quarter home in Makurdi, The Punch reports. The fire which began around 2.45am razed the entire house and extended to three other houses including that ... Read More »

Those eyeing Oyo Gov’s seat should wait till 2023 – Makinde

Those eyeing Oyo Gov’s seat should wait till 2023 – Makinde

….promises to cooperate with the University of Ibadan to move the state forward Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has told his political opponents to wait till 2023 to face him at the polls. The Governor, who was speaking while flagging off the reconstruction of the 65-kilometre Moniya-Ijaye-Iseyin Road, said that the people of Oyo State rejected the main opposition ... Read More »

Again, Bill Gates Emerges World Richest Man

Again, Bill Gates Emerges World Richest Man

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and philanthropist, has again, reclaimed the position of the world’s richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates reportedly has a net-worth of $110 billion. He replaces Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, at the top spot after Microsoft’s shares went up nearly 48 percent this year. Microsoft’s success this year has been helped by winning a ... Read More »

Trump ‘Strongly Considers’ Testifying In His Impeachment Probe

Trump ‘Strongly Considers’ Testifying In His Impeachment Probe

President Donald Trump said today he is “strongly” considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation, AFP reports. After the speaker of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, upped the ante by suggesting that Trump come forward to tell the “truth,” the Republican president said he was keen. Pelosi suggested “that I testify about the ... Read More »

Ronaldo can’t win 2019 Ballon d’Or – Iker Casillas

Ronaldo can’t win 2019 Ballon d’Or – Iker Casillas

Legendary Spain goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has said he would be surprised should Ballon d’Or 2019 award be given to Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk. The award’s gala night will hold in December and there have been growing insinuations the Portuguese may beat off competition from the Barcelona ace. Casillas, who played with Ronaldo before sealing ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Troops rescue octogenarian, others in Borno

Boko Haram: Troops rescue octogenarian, others in Borno

The Nigerian Army troops deployed at Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have rescued an octogenarian, three women and four children held captives by the Boko Haram insurgents, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, disclosed this in a statement. He said that the rescued victims were evacuated while the children ... Read More »

Why I returned to school at age 76 –  80-year-old Law graduate

Why I returned to school at age 76 – 80-year-old Law graduate

…Says I had nursed the ambition since 1964 Shouts of ‘The Law! The Law!’ by old people rent the air at the Faculty of Law building, Lead City University, Ibadan, which turned out a new set of graduates last week. They were hailing their friend and neighbour, Lt. Col. Olayiwola Adegunju (rtd), who just graduated in Law from the private ... Read More »

Nigeria won’t open its borders now — Col. Ali

Nigeria won’t open its borders now — Col. Ali

By Demola Abimboye Nigeria’s neighbours should perish the thought of the giant of Africa opening its borders soon. Colonel Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, dropped this hint at the graduation ceremony of Senior Course 3 of the NCS Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja yesterday. “I know that our neighbours are in a haste to get us open the ... Read More »

US Attorney General says Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE ‘cannot be trusted’

US Attorney General says Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE ‘cannot be trusted’

By Kate Fazzini US Attorney General, William Barr, has written to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai saying Chinese technology giants Huawei and ZTE “cannot be trusted,” CNBC reports. Barr was writing in support of the FCC’s draft Report and Order that would disallow the two companies – which make popular computers, smart phones, routers and internet equipment – from ... Read More »

How The New York Times is building its TV business and moving into movies

How The New York Times is building its TV business and moving into movies

By Tim Peterson The New York Times is making a move into movies, DIGIDAY reports. The publisher aims to premiere at least two feature-length documentaries in the first half of 2020. One of the films will be the Times’ TV unit’s first feature-length documentary directed by Times journalists and featuring Times journalism, according to a Times spokesperson. The documentary films ... Read More »

IGP Redeploys Police Commissioners

IGP Redeploys Police Commissioners

By Demola Abimboye The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has redeployed some Commissioners of Police to states. Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, in a statement today listed the postings and redeployment as follows: Cross River State, CP Nkereuwem A. Akpan; Akwa Ibom State, CP Kenneth Ebrimson; Ogun State, CP ... Read More »