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Vice President Osinbajo Commiserates With President Buhari, Kyari’s Wife

Vice President Osinbajo Commiserates With President Buhari, Kyari’s Wife

Vice president Yemi Osibajo today commiserated with the President and family of the late Chief of Staff on the death of Mallam Abba Kyari. In a statement signed by Mr Laolu Akande, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, released the following statement on Chief of Staff Abba Kyari’s transition: “Dolapo and I express our sympathies to the President, Mrs Kulu Kyari, ... Read More »

COVID-19: Gov Buni Condoles With Buhari, Nigerians Over Demise Of Abba Kyari

COVID-19: Gov Buni Condoles With Buhari, Nigerians Over Demise Of Abba Kyari

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has condoled President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian people over the demise of Alhaji Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to the President. This was contained in a press statement issued by his Director General Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, which was made available to our Correspondent in Maiduguri ... Read More »

Abba Kyari Was A Great Borno Man –  Kashim Shettima

Abba Kyari Was A Great Borno Man – Kashim Shettima

Former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has sent a condolence message to the family of the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari In a press statement signed by the former governor today, he attested to his sterling qualities and deep love for humanity. ” As someone who had the privilege of being Governor of Borno State while late Abba ... Read More »

Abba Kyari: Shocked Borno Governor mobilizes Imams, Ngala IDPs for prayers

Abba Kyari: Shocked Borno Governor mobilizes Imams, Ngala IDPs for prayers

By : INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI … Says Borno has lost a rock … Cancels 3-day schedules … Visits Ngala fire victims Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Saturday mobilized internally displaced persons at different camps in Ngala local government to offer prayers to God for the repose of Alhaji Abba Kyari, late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. ... Read More »

Ekiti APC commiserates with PMB over death of Chief of Staff.

Ekiti APC commiserates with PMB over death of Chief of Staff.

  The Chairman of the Ekiti State branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Barrister Paul Omotosho has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari who died of complications from the pandemic Corvid-19 on April 17, 2020 In a Press Statement released on his behalf by the party’s Public Relations Officer, ... Read More »

Coronavirus : South West governors Set to close all entry Points

Coronavirus : South West governors Set to close all entry Points

The six governors in the South West region of the Nigeria have agreed to close all entry points to the region, in order to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Ondo State Governor and Chairman of Western Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, made the disclosure in a statement at the end of the virtual meeting of the forum. Akeredolu said ... Read More »

English Premiership Clubs Agree On June 8th Resumption

English Premiership Clubs Agree On June 8th Resumption

Premier League clubs are aiming to restart games from June 8. This was one of the highlights of the premiership clubs virtual meeting today. That date is the best case scenario as clubs were also told they may be able to start training again from May 18. But it also came amid warnings that the Government have made it clear ... Read More »

Ramadan: Borno Governor pays April salary for workers, pensioners

Ramadan: Borno Governor pays April salary for workers, pensioners

Workers and pensioners in Borno State have received salaries and pensions for April, 2020 following Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s directive that payments be made to enable Muslims make early preparations for the Ramadan fast. The fast is expected to start next week. Spokesman to the Governor, Malam Isa Gusau said, the release also aim to speedily cushion the effects of ... Read More »

Jigawa Confirms one indigene has tested positive for Coronavirus

Jigawa Confirms one indigene has tested positive for Coronavirus

DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Jigawa state government yesterday confirmed  that an indigene of Jigawa state tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus. The victim a 26 years of age ( Name with held) was a jigawa indigene from Kaugama LGA  and was returning home from Lagos The confirmation was as a result of taking his sample and tested positive, despite jigawa state ... Read More »

COVID 19: Your Criticism Of Palliatives Insensitive, Ekiti CNPP Tells PDP

COVID 19: Your Criticism Of Palliatives Insensitive, Ekiti CNPP Tells PDP

  The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in Ekiti State has carpeted the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over its criticism of the state government’s handling of palliatives to the residents to tackle the effects of lockdown occasioned by the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The group said it is an irresponsible opposition politicking to condemn, outright, measures by the state ... Read More »

IGP Adamu Confirms Arrest of Killers of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter

IGP Adamu Confirms Arrest of Killers of Afenifere Leader’s Daughter

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, on Thursday confirmed the arrest of four men suspected to have murdered Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. According to a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, those arrested were Lawal Mazaje, 40 years from Felele area of ... Read More »

Let the Orishas punish me if I’ve Any Affair with Wasiu Ayinde-Badirat Ajoke Alaafin’s wife reacts

Let the Orishas punish me if I’ve Any Affair with Wasiu Ayinde-Badirat Ajoke Alaafin’s wife reacts

Olori Badirat Ajoke, wife of the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has reacted to the rumours of an extra-marital affair with Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal. In a live phone conversation, Badirat Ajoke emphatically denied the story. And she swore by all the Yoruba gods and the orishas of the Alaafin’s palace. She asked the gods to punish her if she ... Read More »

K1 De Ultimate Denies Love Affair With Alaafin’s Wife, Seeks Legal Redress

K1 De Ultimate Denies Love Affair With Alaafin’s Wife, Seeks Legal Redress

Fuji Star, Wasiu Ayinde Anifowose, popularly Known as K1 De Ultimate has denied any amorous relationship with Olori Badiat Adeyemi, wife of Alaafin of Oyo. In a press statement signed by his spokesman, the fuji maestro said the peddlers are those who feel aggrieved by his Stardom. See the press release  below : The attention of Fuji Maestro and Mayegun ... Read More »

2023: ‘7 APC chieftains vow to destroy ex-Governor Kashim Shettima’ Civil societies raise alarm

2023: ‘7 APC chieftains vow to destroy ex-Governor Kashim Shettima’ Civil societies raise alarm

  … ‘Chieftains linking Shettima with $900m worth’ A group of seven chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Borno state have resolved to unleash what they termed “devilish campaign” against a former Governor and now Senator Kashim Shettima. The chieftains are still aggrieved with outcome of the 2019 governorship elections in Borno and regrouping ahead of 2023. The ... Read More »

When Lagos State Government self-destructs: Matters arising (2)

When Lagos State Government self-destructs: Matters arising (2)

  By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmaail.com 0807 552 5533 As we were saying here last week, efforts by some land-grabbers masquerading as developers to mangle the Lagos State master plan, seize and build a housing estate on the Magodo wetland, thereby destroying the fauna and environment of the area in question, with attendant dire consequences for the inhabitants of the area, ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Prime Minister Set To Acquire Newcastle United For£300million

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Prime Minister Set To Acquire Newcastle United For£300million

The £300million takeover of Newcastle United is now in the hands of the Premier League, Sportsmail understands. Sources have disclosed to Daily Mail that all the necessary paperwork has been lodged with the competition, and that the potential deal now awaits their approval. They have added that the process should take around ‘three to four weeks’, meaning that a consortium ... Read More »

Arsenal in talks to sign Ligue 1 Best Defender, Axel Disasi from Reims on five-year deal

Arsenal in talks to sign Ligue 1 Best Defender, Axel Disasi from Reims on five-year deal

Arsenal are in talks to sign £15million-rated Reims centre back Axel Disasi on a five-year deal. The defender is rated as the best emerging talent in Ligue 1 this season.The Reims centre-back has shone this season to inspire his unfancied club to fifth  in the league and the team with the second best defensive record in the entire top five ... Read More »

El- Rufai Speaks From Sick Bed, Says I’ve Not Recovered From Coronavirus

El- Rufai Speaks From Sick Bed, Says I’ve Not Recovered From Coronavirus

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has spoke from isolation where he is receiving treatment for Coronavirus, saying he is still positive for the virus. The governor also chaired a virtual meeting of the State Executive Council from isolation. El-Rufai, on his Facebook page, said he was yet to be cleared of the virus and that he would announce when he ... Read More »

FORUMS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, PERMSECS PRESENT COVID-19 HAND SANITIZERS, CASH TO BORNO GOVT

FORUMS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, PERMSECS PRESENT COVID-19 HAND SANITIZERS, CASH TO BORNO GOVT

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Forum of heads and Registrars of Borno State Seven Tertiary Institutions have presented 1014 pieces of hand sanitizers to the High powered Response Team for the control and prevention of Coronavirus. Presenting the hand sanitizers on behalf of the Forum, the chairman of the forum Mohammad Shettima Daluma said they unanimously agreed to ... Read More »

Manchester United Begins Negotiation With Napoli over Kalidou Kouliabaly,

Manchester United Begins Negotiation With Napoli over Kalidou Kouliabaly,

Manchester United are negotiating with Napoli over the availability of star defender Kalidou Kouliably, according to reports. The Senegalese international is one of the most highly-rated central defenders in world football and has been constantly linked with United over the past few seasons. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side are in need of defensive reinforcements this summer with the futures of Phil ... Read More »