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GET OUT! Asari Dokubo demands That Herdsmen Leave The South

GET OUT! Asari Dokubo demands That Herdsmen Leave The South

Former Leader of the Niger Delta Militants, Asari Dokubo has made a rallying call to indigenes from the South-South and South-East to return home following threats from Coalition of Northern Groups, asking the herdsmen in South-South to also leave the zone. The former Militant leader stated this while reacting to the comments made by the Coalition of Northern Groups and ... Read More »

Tambuwal Warns Against Harassing, Killing of Innocent Fulani

Tambuwal Warns Against Harassing, Killing of Innocent Fulani

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Friday cautioned local vigilantes against harassment and killing of innocent Fulani over bandits attacks in the state. The governor gave the warning while commiserating with families of the 29 people killed by bandits in Kamitau, Malafaru and Ololi communities in Shinaka District of Goronyo Local Government Area. Tambuwal reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ... Read More »

Kidnappers Of Siasia’s Mother Demand N70m Ransom, call with foreign number

Kidnappers Of Siasia’s Mother Demand N70m Ransom, call with foreign number

Kidnappers of Samson Siasia’s mother, Beauty Ogere, have demanded a ransom of N70million from the family of the former Coach of the Super Eagles. Ogere, 76, was kidnapped alongside two others at Odoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Monday. The kidnappers reportedly called Siasia with a foreign number to demand for the ransom. Read More »

Lagos businesswoman battles Atiku Abubakar over use of her photograph for campaign

Lagos businesswoman battles Atiku Abubakar over use of her photograph for campaign

A Federal high Court in Lagos has adjourned till after vacation a suit instituted by a Lagos businesswoman, Amuda Adeleke, against the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over unauthorised use of her picture for campaign purposes. Joined as co-respondents in the legal battle are Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi, Director ... Read More »

Polio: Bill Gates applaud Borno’s efforts in video conference

Polio: Bill Gates applaud Borno’s efforts in video conference

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The efforts of Borno State in the fight against polio “is impressive” even in the face of insurgency challenges, Mr Bill Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said on Friday, while seating next to Alhaji Aliko Dangote at the Gates foundation’s headquarters in Seattle, United States. The billionaire businesses men and philanthropists took ... Read More »

Assets Declaration: PDP Commends Gov. Makinde For Fulfilling Electoral Promise

Assets Declaration: PDP Commends Gov. Makinde For Fulfilling Electoral Promise

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the decision of the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde to make public his assets declarations forms, in line with his electioneering campaign promise. In a release signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary, the party noted that such voluntary decision further demonstrates Governor Makinde’s commitment to transparency and good governance, for ... Read More »

4 ARRESTED FOR GRUESOME MURDER OF COUPLE

4 ARRESTED FOR GRUESOME MURDER OF COUPLE

Policemen in Ogun State have arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of a couple in Shagamu area of the State. The couple, James Olaosebikan, 72 and Esther Olaosebikan, 68, was gruesomely murdered by unknown assailants on the June 30, 2019 in their house situated at Km 54 Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Shagamu. The assailants according to the couple’s son, Joseph, ... Read More »

I will turn around Oyo’s security architecture to boost FDI—Makinde

I will turn around Oyo’s security architecture to boost FDI—Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said yesterday that his government intends to quickly turn around the security architecture of Oyo State in order to open up the state for foreign investors. Governor Makinde, according to a statement made public by Taiwo Adisa, his chief press secretary, promised to re-launch the State’s Joint Task Force on Security, Operation Burst, commanded ... Read More »

U.S. Universities Offer $7.5m in Scholarships to Nigerian Students

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5 million in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session. Acting United States Consul General Osman Tat disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday during the 2019 EducationUSA pre-departure orientation ... Read More »

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome sues Zenith Bank for N3.889billion

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome sues Zenith Bank for N3.889billion

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of Christ Embassy Church is locked in a N3.889billion battle with Zenith Bank over four accounts operated by his Christ Loveworld Christian Network Television. The television network was established by the church to propagate the gospel worldwide. The preacher instituted the N3.8billion suit against Zenith Bank Plc and Mr John Osajele, one of its managers for unauthorised ... Read More »

Buhari’s Aide Calls Obasanjo ‘Childish, Immature’ For Making Letter Public

Buhari’s Aide Calls Obasanjo ‘Childish, Immature’ For Making Letter Public

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), one of the aides of President Muhammadu Buhari has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as ‘childish and immature’ for making his letter to the president public. In the open letter released by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo had expressed worry over the high level of insecurity in the country under the leadership of President Buhari. ... Read More »

Insurance Graduate Jailed for Online Fraud

Insurance Graduate Jailed for Online Fraud

By Bola Owolola A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, Olabode Oyaremi, was on Monday, July 15, 2019 convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, arraigned him before Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Judicial Division. The 24-year-old was arrested ... Read More »

THREE HERDSMEN ARRESTED FOR KILLING FARMER IN OGUN

THREE HERDSMEN ARRESTED FOR KILLING FARMER IN OGUN

By Bola Owolola Men of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended three herdsmen over the murder of a farmer, Rafiu Sowemimo, aged 40 years on Sunday 14th July 2019. The arrest of the suspects followed a distress call by people of Adao village in Alabata area of Odeda local government that some herdsmen while grazing their cattle entered the ... Read More »

Oyo Gov. Names Executive Chairman, State Broadcasting Corporation, BCOS

Oyo Gov. Names Executive Chairman, State Broadcasting Corporation, BCOS

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Prince Dotun Oyelade as the Executive Chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS). A statement by Governor Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, today indicated that Prince Oyelade’s appointment takes immediate effect. Prince Oyelade is a broadcaster of note who has held similar positions in previous ... Read More »

Breaking: Gov. Makinde Makes Details Of Assets Declaration Public

Breaking: Gov. Makinde Makes Details Of Assets Declaration Public

…Says I have fulfilled a campaign promise Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde today made public his campaign promise to publicly declare his assets. The Governor, who visited the Oyo state office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Ibadan to receive a copy of the asset declaration form said that his decision to make the assets public was ... Read More »

Oyo PDP uncovers planned campaign of calumny against Makinde

Oyo PDP uncovers planned campaign of calumny against Makinde

…Says APC elements behind plot. The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that it has uncovered a plot by elements of the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to launch a campaign of calumny against the person and the administration of incumbent Governor Seyi Makinde. The PDP, in a statement by its State ... Read More »

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s mother kidnapped again

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s mother kidnapped again

Ogere Siasia, the 76-year-old mother of Nigerian footballer and coach, Samson Siasia, has been again. She was kidnapped in 2015 and the family paid millions of Naira ransom to free her. Her son, Dennis Siasia, said the abduction reportedly happened at about 2:00 a.m. in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Two others were also said to have ... Read More »

Police Nab Phone Thief

By Bola Owolola A suspected phone thief, Lawal Deolu who before his arrest was making at least N18,000 daily is now singing before policemen who nabbed him at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos. The suspect told the police that he was making the money selling stolen phones. Deolu was arrested last Friday around 5 p.m. when he tried to ... Read More »

Court affirms Ampris Global Resources owner of Papalanto land

Court affirms Ampris Global Resources owner of Papalanto land

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta has dismissed a suit filed by Chrisland Schools Limited against a limited liability company, Ampris Global Resources Ltd., in respect of a parcel of land along Papalanto/Sagamu road within Obafemi Owode Local Government. Joined as co-defendants in the land dispute suit were Ayoade Precious Abidemi, Jamiyu Shittu, Lekan Adewale and O. Oloyede. ... Read More »

Vice President Osinbajo visits Pa Fasoranti

Vice President Osinbajo visits Pa Fasoranti

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday paid a condolence visit to the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo State, over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, who was killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday. He said the Federal Government would explore all options, including deploying soldiers on the ... Read More »