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Four dead as Goodluck Jonathan survives gun attack in Otuoke

Four dead as Goodluck Jonathan survives gun attack in Otuoke

Unknown  gunmen killed a soldier on guard duty at the courtyard of former President Goodluck Jonathan situated close to the bank of the river at Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. Multiple sources said about three of the gunmen were killed by the soldiers, who foiled their attempt to break into the house. One of the sources, who spoke in ... Read More »

Sowore: Judge withdraws from trial

Sowore: Judge withdraws from trial

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, recused himself from the fundamental rights suit filed by the Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore. He made the decision during the hearing of the fundamental rights suit filed by the detained activist. Mr Sowore had in his suit dated November 20 against the State Security Service (SSS) said ... Read More »

Missing child: Sotitobire pastor cries,as judge remands him in prison

Missing child: Sotitobire pastor cries,as judge remands him in prison

The General Overseer of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akure, Ondo state, Prophet Babatunde Alfa wept as an Akure Chief Magistrate Court ordered him and six others to be remanded in the Olokuta Correctional Centre in Ondo state over alleged conspiracy to kidnap and aiding kidnapping. They were dragged to the Akure magistrate’s court sitting at Oke-Eda by the Department of Security ... Read More »

Court refuses Kalu’s bail request to meet herbalist

Court refuses Kalu’s bail request to meet herbalist

federal high court in Lagos has dismissed the bail application filed by Orji Uzor Kalu, former  governor of Abia state. Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison on December 5, 2019, for money laundering, had returned to court seeking bail on grounds of ill health. In his appeal which was filed on December 17, Kalu said he is battling “serious ... Read More »

Olubadan elavates five erring obas as chiefs

Olubadan elavates five erring obas as chiefs

The two year deadlock over chieftaincy promotion into the Olubadan-in-Council was broken over the weekend as five high chiefs were elevated into their appropriate ranks by Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace. Amid jokes and backslapping, the high chiefs decked in traditional of and alagba outfits along with their wives and ... Read More »

HOW LIBYAN INSTABILITY IS DESTABILISING WEST AFRICA, PRESIDENT BUHARI

HOW LIBYAN INSTABILITY IS DESTABILISING WEST AFRICA, PRESIDENT BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Abuja said instability in State of Libya is a recurring threat to the Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa, expressing concern over the growing effect of the crisis on many lives. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Dr Alhassan Quattara, on the margins of the 56th Ordinary session of the Economic Community ... Read More »

Tinubu’s Dangerous Dance with the Cabal

Tinubu’s Dangerous Dance with the Cabal

  By Farooq Kperogi The cabal is toying with Bola Tinubu like a yo-yo—and he is naively, if gingerly, playing along— in readiness for his eventual political incineration by or before 2023. And the cabal is being ruthlessly Machiavellian about it. Tinubu has been given a fake promissory note that he’ll be APC’s presidential torchbearer in 2023. On the strength ... Read More »

French West African countries severe monetary relationship with France

French West African countries severe monetary relationship with France

All former French Colonies in West Africa, except Guinea Bissau, have agreed with France to rename its CFA franc to the Eco as they cut some of the financial links with Paris, French. It is generally believed that the CFA franc has underpinned the region’s common currency since its creation after World War Two. What it means: With the development, while the Eco will ... Read More »

FIRS Audit Report Indicts Tunde Fowler… Fails To Collect N41bn Taxes From Lagos, Others

FIRS Audit Report Indicts Tunde Fowler… Fails To Collect N41bn Taxes From Lagos, Others

  By Malik Dauda The Federal Inland Revenue Service failed to collect taxes worth about N41 billion in Lagos, a government audit report has said. This is even as it has not been able to meet up with its target over the past four consecutive years, the report added. The taxes, which are yet to be collected from companies, government agencies, ... Read More »

Man Bags Nine Months in Prison with Hard Labour for Visa Fraud

Man Bags Nine Months in Prison with Hard Labour for Visa Fraud

By:Owolola Adebola Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, sentenced one Hammed Babatunde Mutiu to nine months in prison with hard labour and with no option of fine for visa fraud. The convict was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on a 16-count criminal charge of ... Read More »

Culture, aggravating patriarchy and the significance of High Chief OB Lulu-Briggs’ Will and Testament

Culture, aggravating patriarchy and the significance of High Chief OB Lulu-Briggs’ Will and Testament

  By Ade Macauley In many African societies, it is considered impossible for husbands to die natural deaths – no matter how long they live. As a result, their bereaved wives are forced to sleep with the stiff and cold bodies of their husbands for days; some are shaved, shamed and paraded across the communities, while others are made to ... Read More »

If I didn’t feel prepared and ready I wouldn’t be on this chair-Arteta

If I didn’t feel prepared and ready I wouldn’t be on this chair-Arteta

Says he must ‘change the energy in the club’ New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed he ‘feels back home’ after accepting his first managerial role at his former club, and stressed the importance of changing the ‘energy’ at the Emirates. The 37-year-old was officially unveiled as Unai Emery’s successor on Friday, and has penned a three-and-a-half year deal after opting ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Accepts Appointment as Kano Council of Chiefs’ Chair

Emir Sanusi Accepts Appointment as Kano Council of Chiefs’ Chair

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Friday, accepted his appointment as the Chairman, Kano State Council of Chiefs. Sanusi’s acceptance was conveyed in a letter dated 19th December, 2019 and signed by the acting Secretary of the Kano Emirate, Malam Alhaji Abba Yusuf. The letter reads: “Kindly inform His Excellency that His Highness, Sarkin Kano, had not ... Read More »

UI Promotes Oyo Deputy Governor’s Wife, 18 others to Professorial Cadre

UI Promotes Oyo Deputy Governor’s Wife, 18 others to Professorial Cadre

The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka on Friday, December 20, 2019 announced that the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff of the institution has approved the promotion of 19 of its members of staff to the professorial cadre. The list also include Dr Amudalat Bolanle Olaniyan, wife of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, ... Read More »

Pension recovery: Ex-governors in Senate set to challenge court order

Pension recovery: Ex-governors in Senate set to challenge court order

A sustained legal battle may be in the offing as ex-governors in the Senate are said to have concluded arrangements to challenge the Court order on the refund of pensions received by them. The Ex-governors who appeared to be jittery over the court order are said to be determined to overturn the order. One of the ex-Governors who volunteered to ... Read More »

Arsenal announce Arteta as new coach

Arsenal announce Arteta as new coach

Mikel Arteta has been appointed as the new Arsenal manager, a year-and-a-half after first missing out on the role.He signed a three and a half year deal worth £5m. The former Gunners midfielder moves back to the Emirates Stadium following three-and-a-half years working as Pep Guardiola’s understudy. ” I’m honoured. This club should be competing for titles. It’s not lost ... Read More »

Fayose sold Ekiti PDP secretariat to himself-Party Chairman

Fayose sold Ekiti PDP secretariat to himself-Party Chairman

Threatens litigation Lingering crisis rocking the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State deepened yesterday as the leadership of the party accused ex-governor Ayodele Fayose of selling the party secretariat to himself by proxy. The party which threatened to sue Fayose said the secretariat, which was a collective property of PDP members and stakeholders, was allegedly sold by the ... Read More »

First Casualty: Mesut Ozil set for Fenerbahce loan as Arteta wields the stick

First Casualty: Mesut Ozil set for Fenerbahce loan as Arteta wields the stick

Mesut Ozil is set to be the first casualty of the Mikel Arteta reign as he’s closing in on a January loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce, as the Arsenal midfielder looks to get his career back on track. The former Germany international has had a torrid time of it so far this campaign, featuring very rarely for the Gunners under Unai Emery, while his ... Read More »

Breaking:Red-hot Haaland flies into Manchester for talks with Solskjaer

Breaking:Red-hot Haaland flies into Manchester for talks with Solskjaer

Erling Haaland  flies  in for further talks with Manchester United on(today) Friday morning as he potentially closes in a move to Old Trafford. The prolific Red Bull Salzburg striker took a Norwegian Airlines flight from Stavanger in his homeland to Manchester set to land at 10.15am. His father, the former Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Manchester City player, Alf-Inge Haaland, was with ... Read More »

Access Bank Showcases Art, Fashion

Access Bank Showcases Art, Fashion

The second edition of the Born in Africa Festival (BAFEST), an initiative of Access Bank Plc, recently held in Lagos. Following a successful maiden edition last year, this year’s edition was also a success, according to a statement. Themed, “More for the Culture,” the 2019 BAFEST was a dynamic fusion of African art, film, fashion and music, attracting thousands of ... Read More »