Ekiti community protests against Fayose’s imposed monarch

Some protesters led by the Regent of Orin Odo-Ekiti in Ekiti, Oluwakemi Ogundana-Ajisafe, on Tuesday urged the state government not to recognise Oba Adebisi Ogunjobi as the traditional ruler of the community. They accused former Governor Ayo Fayose of unilaterally imposing Ogunjobi as Olorin without following due process. The protesters, who took their case to the office of the Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, said the monarch must stop parading himself as Olorin for peace to reign in the community. Ogundana-Ajisafe described the emergence of Ogunjobi as “bizarre, unconventional and…

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Mother, child burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

A mother and her child were on Tuesday burnt to death in a lone accident that involved a white Mazda bus at Onigari axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi said the accident was caused by a tyre that burst while the vehicle was in motion which resulted in the vehicle falling on its side before catching fire. READ ALSO: Violence in Cross River allegedly claims lives, Buhari…

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Woman sells eight-month-old baby for N283,242

Joyce Wairimu Wahome, a Kenyan has been arraigned in court for allegedly stealing and selling her eight-month-old baby, Consolata Wambui, for the sum of Sh80,000 (N283, 242). According to SDE, Wahome sold her baby to Margaret Wairimu Kihiko and then reported to the police that her baby had disappeared. Police charged the two women alongside Kihiko’s mother, Susan Nyambura Gihumbi. The court was told that on November 10, Wahome announced that her baby had been stolen, only for police to trace the baby to Molo, where they (police) said they…

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Police arraign ‘Small Doctor’ for unlawful gun possession

The Police have arraigned musician Adekunle Temitope, aka Small Doctor, for unlawful possession of firearms. A credible source at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, said the popular artiste was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrate’s court on Tuesday. Another source at the court confirmed the development. The suspect was paraded at the Police command headquarters at Ikeja after he was arrested around Oshodi on Monday. -The Punch

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GTBank wins double in Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has won the award for “Bank of the Year Nigeria” for the second year in a row at The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards, regarded as the industry standard for excellence within the global banking sector. Guaranty Trust Bank Sierra Leone Ltd, a subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, was also recognized as the “Bank of the Year Sierra Leone” at the event, which held on November 29, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, London, United Kingdom. The Banker,…

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