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Fleeing Murder Suspects Arrested In Kwara

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin. Murder suspects who allegedly committed crimes in Katsina and Lagos States but ran to Kwara for cover have been arrested by the police. Parading them before newsmen in Ilorin, the State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun,‎ said the two suspects, Jamiu Suleiman killed his friend and seized his truck in Lagos. Also, Adamu Bawa who is ... Read More »

‘Ile Arugbo’: Court Advises Out of Court Settlement

‘Ile Arugbo’: Court Advises Out of Court Settlement

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin Justice Abiodun Adebara of Ilorin High Court has advised parties in the ‘Ile Arugbo’ case before him to go and explore all avenues of out-of-court settlement in the interest of peace and justice. He gave the advice while addressing counsel and parties in the case when hearing in the matter came up on Wednesday. There had ... Read More »

We established Operation Amotekun to narrow gaps in security sector – Makinde

We established Operation Amotekun to narrow gaps in security sector – Makinde

…says we violated no constitutional provision as he visits OBJ Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun was established to complement the work of the security agencies and bridge the gaps in the security of the geopolitical zone. He made this position against the backdrop of the statement credited to ... Read More »

PDP slams Supreme Court over sack of Ihedioha

PDP slams Supreme Court over sack of Ihedioha

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is at a loss as to understand the basis upon which the Supreme Court court arrived at its decision to sack Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo State on Tuesday. The court in a unanimous Judgment sacked Ihedioha as Governor of Imo, declared Hope Uzodinma winner and ordered INEC to issue ... Read More »

MINERAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY – BY ‘TUNDE OLATUNJI

MINERAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY – BY ‘TUNDE OLATUNJI

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaire, is one of the ten (10) richest countries in the world in terms of mineral resources. The country’s mineral resources are estimated to be worth more than $24 trillion. These include the world’s largest reserves of cobalt and coltan, which is majorly used to produce capacitors for mobile phones, computers, ... Read More »

AMOTEKUN: What South West Governors should do – By Dr Charles Omole

AMOTEKUN: What South West Governors should do – By Dr Charles Omole

I wish to state clearly again that I support Amotekun in principle. I believe the SW governors did the right thing to establish the outfit. My concerns are related to the clear landmines in the path of the initiative. People have stated that the North have Hisbah Sharia enforcement outfit and even Lagos have LASTMA. So what is the problem? ... Read More »

Gov. Makinde inaugurates Judicial Service Commission

Gov. Makinde inaugurates Judicial Service Commission

…charges it to fast-track judicial system Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Tuesday that his administration would work with the judiciary to bring about the needed reforms that will make Oyo State greater. The Governor, who stated this while inaugurating the State’s Judicial Service Commission, maintained that the commission had the mandate to fast-track the judicial system in ... Read More »

We’ll sustain collaboration with UCH to improve health sector—Makinde

We’ll sustain collaboration with UCH to improve health sector—Makinde

…says Govt ready to make UCH Annex in Sepeteri functional Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has stated the readiness of his administration to sustain the collaboration and cooperation between the State and the University College Hospital, Ibadan. The Governor, who made the disclosure while hosting the Board of Management of UCH during a courtesy visit to his office, said ... Read More »

Man Bags Two Weeks ‎Imprisonment For Making Phone Call In Court

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin A man, Abdulwahab Adebayo has been sentenced to two weeks imprisonment by an Ilorin High Court in Ilorin for making a phone call in the courtroom. The man who perhaps unaware of the implication of his action was making the call right in the court room even when the court was in session. The Presiding Judge, ... Read More »

Delta To Build N5bn Film Village

Delta To Build N5bn Film Village

The Delta House of Assembly today approved the request by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa to construct a N5 billion film village and leisure park in the state. Reports by the News Agency of Nigeria indicated that the film village and leisure park will be built at Ugbolu, in Oshimili North Local Government area. The assembly, which resumed plenary on today, has ... Read More »

Supreme Court rules on Kano governorship dispute January 20

Supreme Court rules on Kano governorship dispute January 20

The Supreme Court of Nigeria today fixed January 20 for ruling on the Kano State governorship dispute following the March 9, 2019 election in the state. A seven-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, fixed the date for after hearing the appeal by Kabir Abba Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate ... Read More »

Mineral resources alone can’t take Nigeria to prosperity – Makinde

Mineral resources alone can’t take Nigeria to prosperity – Makinde

…says Nigeria’s Armed Forces have sacrificed for nation’s peace and unity Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that natural resources alone cannot take Nigeria to its desired prosperity. The Governor, who spoke during a church service in respect of the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, held at Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, said that education and ... Read More »

Unilorin Student Invents Cure For Diarrhea

Unilorin Student Invents Cure For Diarrhea

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student of the University of Ilorin, Maryam Abiola Ahmed, has discovered ‎a kind of herb capable of healing diarrhea. Maryam of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences of the University came out with an invention that African Custard apple, scientifically known as Annona Senegalensis, could be used in the ... Read More »

Supreme Court suspends hearing of Tambuwal, Ihedioha, four other govs’ appeals

Supreme Court suspends hearing of Tambuwal, Ihedioha, four other govs’ appeals

The Supreme Court of Nigeria today suspended hearing of the appeals of Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano States, including four other governors. Other governors, whose appeals were also suspended are Emeka Ihedioha (Imo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Samuel Ortom (Benue). Before the apex court in Abuja suspended the hearing of the appeals ... Read More »

17-year-old discovers planet 6.9 times larger than Earth on third day of internship with NASA

17-year-old discovers planet 6.9 times larger than Earth on third day of internship with NASA

During his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, Wolf Cukier landed a two-month internship with NASA. So during the summer of 2019, he traveled down to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. His first assignment was to examine variations in star brightness captured by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, known as TESS, as a part ... Read More »

US tensions with Iran could overshadow Washington’s trade fight with China

US tensions with Iran could overshadow Washington’s trade fight with China

The U.S.-China trade fight dominated investors’ attention for much of 2019 — but that will likely be overshadowed by tensions between the U.S. and Iran this year, a political risk consultant predicted today. “I actually think this (Iran) is going to be a more important issue for investors this year than China-U.S.,” said Alastair Newton, director of Alavan Business Advisory ... Read More »

World Cancer Day: “We Are Commencing General Screening” – KWSG

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The Kwara State Government will soon commence cancer screening for women, youths, adults and the aged as a way of arresting the growing cases of the disease in the country. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Raji AbdulRazaq, made this known in Ilorin when the Civil Society for Cancer Eradication in Nigeria (CiSCANEN) visited him in his office. ... Read More »

Cobbler In Police Net For Raping And Attempting To Kill A 22-Year-Old Graduate

Cobbler In Police Net For Raping And Attempting To Kill A 22-Year-Old Graduate

By Bola Owolola A 25-year-old cobbler, Olamide Babayemi, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command on January 4, 2020 for raping and making an attempt to kill a 22-year-old Microbiology graduate (names withheld). The suspect was arrested following a report by the victim who came to the Redeemed Camp police station and reported that she gave the ... Read More »

Operation Amotekun: Lagos, Osun, Ekiti to recruit 1,320 militiamen

Operation Amotekun: Lagos, Osun, Ekiti to recruit 1,320 militiamen

Barely two days after take-off, Lagos, Osun and Ekiti State Governments have announced that they would recruit about 1,320 militiamen for the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun. Ismail Omipidan, chief press secretary to Osun State Governor, said the state planned to recruit 700 locals that would work with the conventional security outfits in the state. He said all ... Read More »

Top Rated Gospel Artistes Celebrate Oyigiyigi Crooner

Top Rated Gospel Artistes Celebrate Oyigiyigi Crooner

By Tope Olukole “My life is a living testimony of God’s faithfulness. I’m an embodiment of God’s grace, God’s favor personified. What else can I do to appreciate God than to sing His praise to all mankind till my last breath.” These are some of the words coming from Pastor Bukola Olubona as friends in the gospel music circle, church ... Read More »