Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, others named patrons of Red Cross Society

Honours came the way of notable image maker and founder of Chinwe Bode-Akinwande (CBA) Foundation, Mrs. Chinwe Bode-Akinwande, as the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), the amazon as a patron of its Eti-Osa, Lagos division. Appointed along side Mrs. Bode Akinwande are Mr. Samson Apeh and Mrs. Mojisola Ishola-Bamidele, at the investiture and fund-raising ceremony held on Saturday, 14th August 2021, at the Red Cross headquarters in Lagos, the three patrons were honoured and inducted as members of the society to support its humanitarian works. The new patrons commended the…

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Victorious Army Ministries’ Pastor Agboli is dead

Apostle Joseph Dominic Agboli, founder of the Victorious Army Ministries is dead. The late Pastor, who runs the church with his flamboyant wife, Blessing Agboli, reportedly died in a London Hospital, where he was being treated for cardiac-related issues on Wednesday. All is calm at the headquarters of the church on Acme Road, in Ogba, Lagos, while there is no official announcement yet, a source within the church has confirmed the death of the 53-year-old Pastor.

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My Coronation is the will of God -New Olu of Warri

The newly coronated Olu of Warri Oba Tsola Emiko Ogiame Atunwatse lll, has said his selection for the throne was a divine act directly from God. He said this came after a sense of feeling that his confirmation could be truncated at the last moment. Emiko was on Saturday crowned as the 21st ruler of the Warri Kingdom in Delta State. He was born on April 2, 1984, to Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko, the late Ogiame Atuwatse II and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri. In an interview with BBC News Pidgin,…

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Revealed: Sen. Mantu died of COVID-19 complications

Late Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, the former deputy Senate President died of COVID-19 complications National Infinity reports. The cause of his death became known at his burial earlier today in Abuja, when the pall bearers appeared in white protective suits. They were the only people, who carried the body of the 74 year-old politician, into his grave. Family members had merely said he died after a 10-day illness at the DIFF Medical Centre on Oladipo Diya Way in Abuja early today. There was no information about the cause of death. A…

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Buhari mourns as ex-Dep. Senate President dies

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, who died on Tuesday at age 74. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed this on Tuesday in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari mourns former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu’ The statement read in part, “Buhari condoles with family of former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, joining Plateau State Government and indigenes in mourning the passing of the renowned politician. “President Buhari commiserates with leaders and members of the National…

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Chevron CMD quits over messy divorce scandal

The Chief Medical Director of oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Ltd, Dr Rotimi Babalola is to proceed on retirement over a divorce scandal with his wife, Adediwura Adebukola.This as a Lagos State High Court restrained him from evicting her from their matrimonial home.Dr Babalola allegedly tendered his retirement letter on Thursday August 12, 2021 when the news of his divorce suit before the court became public. He was billed to retire in September when he would have clocked 60 years.Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi specifically barred Dr. Babalola by himself his servants, privies,…

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Reprieve for Chevron CMD’s embattled wife as court bar husband from evicting her

A Lagos State High Court has restrained the chief medical director of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Dr. Rotimi Babalola, from evicting his wife, Mrs. Adediwura Adebukola Babalola, from their matrimonial home. Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi specifically bar Dr. Babalola by himself, his servants, privies, or workmen from entering, trespassing, or otherwise disturbing the possession of the building at No. 8, Service Crescent, Cooperative Villa, Badore, Ajah, Lagos pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed in the divorce petition by his wife. The judge granted the order after hearing…

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Mohammed Fawehinmi: Autopsy delaying his burial -Family

The family of late Mohammed Fawehinmi says he will be buried after an autopsy and other necessary arrangements. The eldest child of Gani Fawehinmi, Mrs Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, who spoke on behalf of the family, made the announcement at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday. Mohammed, the eldest son of late legal icon and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, died at about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, after a brief illness in a Lagos hospital, at the age of 52. Fawehinmi-Biobaku said the family could not preempt the cause of his death…

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Update: Chevron CMD’s matrimonial crisis hots up

The matrimonial crisis rocking the 10-year-old marriage of a top staff of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Rotimi Babalola and his once darling wife, Adediwura Adebukola Babalola, has taken a new turn. The matter has since become a messy divorce issue. Babalola, who works as the Chief Medical Officer of Chevron Nigeria Limited reportedly threw his wife, Mrs Adediwura Adebukola Babalola, and their 8 year-old child out of their home unto the streets of the highbrow Cooperative Village Estate in Badore, Ajah, Lagos State, where they live. Narrating the sad experience, Mrs…

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Gani Fawehinmi’s son Mohammed is dead

Mohammed Fawehinmi, son of late legal luminary, Gani Fawehinmi is dead. Family sources revealed that he complained of breathing difficulty Wednesday morning and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he died. Mohammed was born on February 21, 1969. He had his primary school at Kotun Memorial School, Surulere, Lagos and his secondary education at Federal Government College, Sokoto. He was a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1991. He obtained an LLB degree from the University of Buckingham, England and was called to Nigerian Bar…

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Chevron CMD in messy divorce

The Chief Medical Director of an Oil prospecting company , Chevron Nigeria Limited, Dr. Rotimi Olalekan Babalola is now in a divorce mess as his wife Mrs. Adediwura Adebukola Babalola has approached the Lagos High Court for divorce. According to court processes obtained by our correspondent in Suit No: LD/9231WD/2021, Mrs. Babalola brought the petition against her husband on the ground that he has been displaying act of intolerable cruelty and inhuman conduct towards her and the only child of the marriage. According to the facts filed in support of…

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Humanity gets a boost at Bamidele Onalaja’s installation as Rotary Club President

The atmosphere was electrifying and with much fanfare and pomp. It was the installation of Rotarian Bamidele Onalaja as the 20th Hope President of Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos. Onalaja, a property magnate and Chief Executive Officer of RevolutionPlus Group, formally took over the mantle of leadership of the 20year old club at an impressive ceremony held at the very glamorous The Glitz Event Centre, Lekki, had in attendance, A-class celebrities and dignitaries led by the Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Imperial Majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, (Ojaja…

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Billionaire, Hosa Okunbor is dead

Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbor, Benin born billionaire businessman and Chairman of Ocean Marine Solution (OMS) Limited is dead. He reportedly died of pancreatic cancer in London, Sunday morning, aged 63. A serial investor, philanthropist and trained commercial pilot, his business interest cut across multiple business sectors such as the agro-allied, petroleum, telecommunications, power, real estate and banking industries. He was born in Benin City to the family of Reverend Robert Amos Okunbo, a clergyman, teacher and community leader. Okunbo had his primary education at Government Primary in Benin City, old Bendel State,…

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How IBB fought back tears during ARISE TV interview

Ibrahim Babangida, Nigeria’s former military President’s soft side came to the fore on Friday as he fought back tears while speaking about his late wife, Mrs. Maryam Babangida who died in December 2009. The General is human and he betrayed emotions as the discussion touched on Maryam Babangida, his late wife and Nigeria’s most ever flamboyant First Lady. Gen. Babangida spoke in his hilltop residence in Minna during an interview with Ngozi Alaegbu, a correspondent of Arise TV and was broadcast Friday morning. A teary-eyed Babangida narrated how he came…

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Tribute: Yeye Agbaje joins the saints at 61, by Maryam Adegunwa

The world mourns while heaven rejoices when an earthly angel joined the heavenly hosts in the early hours of Monday, June 21st 2021. Yes, Queen Esther Oluwemimo Agbaje (nee Imoojie) MSc., wife of Dr David Olusegun Agbaje, retired Assistant Comptroller – General Nigeria Customs Services, breathed her last, to exit this sinful world. Born on a Tuesday, April 26th 1960, a day before Togo declared independence from French administration, Esther was a blessing to the Imoojie’s family in Edo State Nigeria. Paragon of beauty, vitues, honesty and charisma, among others,…

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Lagos State, industry stakeholders, mourn BJAN chairman Ekwujuru, to be buried September 2nd

As the entire Brand and Marketing landscape in Nigeria continued to mourn the unexpected demise of the late Princewill Ekwujuru, who until his death, was the Chairman of the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN), the association has continued to receive letter of condolences from state government and other sectorial bodies. For instance, in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Lagos State, Gboyega Akosile, and made available to the association in Lagos recently, Akosile said; “I received with shock the news of the unexpected…

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South Africa may legalise women marrying multiple husbands

Proposals to allow women to marry more than one husband have sparked widespread debate in South Africa. The legalisation of polyandry was put forward in a green paper published by the Department of Home Affairs. The plans, part of wider moves by the government to reform the Marriage Act, have upset conservatives and some religious groups. Polygamy – a man having more than one wife – is already permitted in South Africa. But Kenneth Meshoe, who is the leader of the opposition African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), claimed it would “destroy society” if the same marriage rights…

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Why Obi Cubana is my friend –Abba Kyari

DCP Abba Kyari, Commander of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, has given reasons why Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana is his friend. Kyari in a post on his Facebook page described Obi Cubana as one of the most hardworking entrepreneurs he knows. Kyari said this while giving reasons for attending Obi Cubana’s mother’s burial which was held at Oba in Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State. The event, which was attended by businessmen, politicians, musicians, and actors stirred reactions online after Abba Kyari was spotted…

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‘After 27yrs romance, see what Mike Adenuga is doing to me’ – ex-lover, Nora Johnson laments

Society lady and ex-confidential secretary also described as a mistress to Dr. Mike Adenuga, Nora Olumide Johnson, has raised the alarm over her current ordeals in the hands of her billionaire ex-lover and Globacom owner. Johnson, a Sierra Leone national is currently standing trial for fraudulent practice bordering on alleged diversion of a total sum of $350,000, property of Worldspan Holdings, a company belonging to Adenuga, which she was directed to transfer to Conoil Oil account but allegedly diverted it to different accounts in China for self-benefit. The lady is…

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TB Joshua’s body arrives church for viewing

Late Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as T. B. Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations body has arrived the Ikotun headquarters of his church in Lagos for the lying-in-state service. The white casket bearing the remains of the man often referred to as the man in the Synagogue was conveyed in a black Mecedez Benz hearse owned by TOS undertakers. The celebrated cleric died on Saturday 5th of June 2021, in Lagos, shortly after concluding a programme at his church. Born on June 12, 1963, Prophet T.…

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Joy To The World: RC Omole Golden donates neonatal facility to LASG

In an effort to reduce deaths of newborn babies, the Rotary Club of Omole Golden last week handed over a brand new Neonatal Building at the Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital to the Lagos State Government. The neonatal facility was built and would be equipped by Rotary Club with incubators and Phototherapy machines among other medical equipment strictly use in the care of preterm and full-term babies. Speaking during the commissioning, the Club President, Hassan Alih Ogwu said the building was aimed at reducing neonatal deaths in the hospital as well as…

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Just Now: Remi Bello installed D9110’s 41st District Governor

Rtn Aderemi Ismala Bello has just been installed as the 41st District Governor of of Rotary District 9110. At an impressive ceremony holding at D’ Podium event centre, Ikeja, doyen of Rotary, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi led other distinguished Rotarians and Past District Governors including Oba Rtn. Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Alake of Egbaland, 3 other District Governors present as well as well a past Vice President of RI rested the collarette on Rtn. Bello’s neck at 1.52pm. More follows…

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Fresh controversy trails Adedoyin grandson’s suicide tales

There are fresh controvercies being unravelled about the circumstances surrounding the sudden death Subomi Olabayo, grandson of famous billionaire and chairman of Doyin Group of Companies, Prince Samuel Adedoyin. The 28-year-old Subomi is the son of Lola Olabayo, a daughter of Prince Adedoyin and Managing Director of Royals Fast Food, Ilorin reportedly committed suicide recently. The body of Subomi was reportedly discovered around 5 pm in the backyard of their Ilorin residence, while he was said to have left the house around 11 am of that faithful day. Sources close…

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Remi Bello to be installed Rotary District Governor, lists star projects

As preparations for the installation of Rtn. Remi Bello FCA, a past President of Rotary Club of Ikeja South as District Governor Rotary International, District 9110 hots up, the man who will preside over about 120 clubs and its over 3,500 members has pledged to continue Rotary’s tradition of “doing good in the World.” Speaking at a press conference to herald his installation slated for Saturday July, 3, 2021, Bello, the immediate past chief executive officer of Crittall-Hope Nigeria Ltd. disclosed that the essence of the installation event is a…

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IWD: How CBA Foundation is assuaging pains of widows in Nigeria

The death of a husband is a tragedy that befalls a woman as it involves a physical break in their relationship, and it is seen as the most stressful and devastating thing in life. In every society, there are women of all ages whose husbands have gone to the great beyond, most especially the vulnerable ones. The underprivileged widows and their vulnerable children constitute a significant component of every country’s population. According to the United Nations, there are an estimated 258 million widows around the world, and nearly one in…

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SCOAN releases TB Joshua’s burial programme

Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) will be buried next month according to a burial programme released by the church. The cleric died last week in Lagos shortly after concluding a programme at his church. The church statement on Monday read, “We know you are aware that our father in the Lord, Prophet TB Joshua, has been taken home to be with the Lord. We want to assure you that nothing will stop the work of God at The SCOAN from moving…

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Prominent Businessman and Politician Abisoye Fagade Loses Mum

Abisoye Fagade, prominent businessman, PR guru and new age politician, is bereaved. His mother, Deaconess Comfort Omoladun Fagade, died on Sunday, June 13, 2021, after a brief Illness. She was aged 78. Fagade, the CEO of Sodium Group and convener of Oyo Si Ma Dun, OSMD Network Summit, took to his social media handles to mourn his mother. According to him, “Goodnight Mummy. You were a mother indeed, an Abiyamo tooto. You were my teacher, my prayer champion and my intercessor. You were so beautiful in and out. Thank you…

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Synagogue deny TB Joshua’s grandson story

The Synagogue Church of All Nations has denied reports on social media that Sarah,  daughter of the late Prophet TB Joshua gave birth to a baby boy on June 12. TB Joshua is the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations. He died on June 5 barely a week to his 58th birthday. A reliable source in the church told our correspondent it is not true that Sarah a lawyer by profession put to bed. “This is not true, nothing like that happened,” said the source. Sarah Joshua a lawyer, married…

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Read TB Joshua’s wife, Evelyn’s, emotional response to husband’s death

Evelyn, wife of the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Balogun Joshua, has broken the silence since the news of her husband’s death made rounds. Evelyn took to social media to express ocean-deep emotions over the loss of her husband. Amid the ban by the Federal Government on the usage of popular microblogging platform, Twitter, in Nigeria, Evelyn took to her official Twitter handle, @Mama_Evelyn, and wrote a short message. She said, “Losing a loved one is never easy; whether sudden or foreseen. It is always heart-breaking. Grief can wreak havoc…

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Truth Of The Matter: How TB Joshua actually died

Details have emerged on how Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as T.B. Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), died on Saturday.  According to The Nation, the cleric was conducting a church service when he suddenly felt uncomfortable. The popular prophet, sources said, passed away around 2am, hours after he walked to his apartment midway into the service, presumably to get some rest. Born on June 12, 1963, Prophet TB Joshua died six days to his 58th birthday. It was gathered that Joshua had walked out of the church to his…

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TB Joshua is dead, SCOAN confirms

The pastor of Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Prophet TB Joshua has died at the age of 57. This was announced in a statement titled, ‘Prophet TB Joshua – June 12th 1963 to June 5th 2021,’ issued on the verified Facebook page of his ministries on Sunday. The cause of his death was not revealed. However, the statement said the clergyman spent his last moment on earth in the service of God. “On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time…

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Gen. Attahiru’s family grudges with Nigerian Army and other stories from burial of Kaduna Plane Crash victims

Late officers’ wife, sister slump at funeral There was a slight disagreement on Saturday between the family of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, and the Nigerian Army over the COAS’ burial. The disagreement led to a short delay of the COAS’ interment as his family insisted that he must be buried without a coffin in accordance with Islamic injunction. But some senior army officers argued that Attahiru’s remains would be buried according to military traditions. After some time, the family was convinced by the superior…

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Photos: Ex-Army Chief, Attahiru, other victims of Kaduna plane crash buried in Abuja

Remains of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other Army Chiefs including the flight crew of the ill fated Beachcraft 350 aircraft, who lost their lives in an air mishap in Kaduna on Friday, were laid to rest this afternoon in Abuja. They were interred on Saturday at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja. The ten other military personnel are: Brigadier General MI Abdulkadir, Brigadier General Olayinka, Brigadier General Kuliya, Major LA Hayat, Major Hamza, Sergeant Umar, Flight Lieutenant TO Asaniyi, Flight Lieutenant AA Olufade, Sergeant Adesina and ACM Oyedepo. Earlier, the bodies were moved to the…

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‘I won’t mourn you’ -Read Pastor Dare Adeboye’s emotional tribute to late hubby

Let the Redeemed of the Lord shout a wonderful Hallelujah. That Hallelujah is standing on one leg, I want you to jump up, rise on your feet and shout Hallelujah. Pastor Dare, my husband was a wonderful person. He was amazing in every sense of the way.I do not mourn him at all, I weep because he left me.He slept, he did not die and I know, I am sure, because on the Resurrection morning, he will rise again and we will see him in glory.I am sure because he…

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Pastor Adeboye break silence on son’s death

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, on Friday night during the monthly Holy Ghost service of the church at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, broke his silence on the tragedy that befel his family following the death of his 42yr old son, Dare. National Infinity reports that the respected clergy man’s third child died last week Tuesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was a youth pastor. During his ministration, which was also broadcast to members through Dove TV, he said God…

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Beaten but unbowed, Pastor Adeboye preaches after son’s death

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was visibly heartbroken, emotionally troubled but unbowed as the highly revered man of God made his first public appearance preaching at the Holy Communion Service of the May Edition of the church’s Holy Ghost Service after the death of his 42-year-old ‘miracle’ son, Pastor Dare Adeboye. Adeboye, kept mute on the passing of his son, Dare Adeboye, who died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family. His death shocked the whole world as well-meaning persons including…

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UPDATED: Pastor Adeboye loses son, Dare, family announces burial programme

Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s son, Dare Adeboye, is dead. The 42-year-old, who was the third child of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family. Sources in the church confirmed that the deceased, who was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, had ministered the previous day. He was said to have retired to his bed and did not wake up. “He was not sick and did not…

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Bill and Melinda Gates opt for divorce

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said in a tweet on Monday that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, will be splitting up after 27 years. Financial details are not yet clear. Bill Gates owns 1.37% of Microsoft’s outstanding shares, which are worth more than $26 billion, according to FactSet. The couple were creators, along with Warren Buffett, of the Giving Pledge, which involves giving away more than half of their wealth. Last year Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board as the coronavirus became a force around the world. He began…

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We want to reduce child abuse cases -Eleto

The CEO of Inclusive Social Welfare Empowerment Foundation, Chief (Mrs.) Pat Eleto has urged the government to be proactive in handling the growing cases of child molestation In Nigeria. She said this, after one Nurudeen Nasiru, a 20year old sex offender was arraigned at the Ebute Meta Magistrate Court, Lagos for a case of sexual assault on a minor. The victim, aged 11, reported the case of repeated molestation by the defendant, and the Inclusive Social Welfare Foundation swung into action by following up, to ensure that the defendant is…

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Ramadan starts Tuesday as Sultan announces sighting of moon

Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that Ramadan will start in the country on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar made the announcement on Monday in a broadcast heralding the Islamic holy month. He said the new moon was sighted in different parts of Nigeria and that report of the crescent sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country. “After due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting committee and state committees’…

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The last days of Prince Philip, planned own funeral

As the world mourns Prince Phillip, the duke of Edinburgh, who died, earlier today, Friday, April 9 at Windsor Castle at the age of 99, the Royal family has announced funeral plans for the departed Prince. His comes after weeks of concern about his health, including an extended stay in hospital. He was treated for an infection and had an operation for a pre-existing heart condition on March 3 at another London hospital – St Bartholomew’s, in the City. During the first week of his treatment he was visited by…

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Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Philip dies at 99

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip, who recently spent more than a month in hospital and underwent a heart procedure, died on Friday, Buckingham Palace announced. He was 99. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” it said in a statement. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.” The palace added that further announcements would…

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Australia stops AstraZeneca for under-50s

Australia on Thursday joined a growing number of countries halting the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for younger people over fears it can cause serious blood clots. In a further setback for Australia’s already halting coronavirus vaccine rollout, officials said the AstraZeneca shot should no longer be given to people under the age of 50, unless they had already received a first dose without any ill effects. Prime Minister Scott Morrison held an evening press conference to announce the decision shortly after the government’s medical advisory board decided to…

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Second time a mother in 365 days: The pathetic story of Leah Sharibu, Nigeria’s ‘symbol of a failed state’

Leah Sharibu, according to reports by US-Nigeria Law Group, might have delivered another baby towards the end of 2020 even as she is still held in captivity by the Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram. According to the group, with the reported delivery, the abandoned Dapchi “heroine Christian” schoolgirl has two deliveries within a year. It would be recalled that Leah, still held in captivity, was forced to accept Islam before being married off to a top Boko Haram commander after she refused to renounce her Christian faith. Leah, aged 14…

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Sokoto stands still as Ex-Emir, Sanusi receives Tijaniyah’s grand honour

The ancient town of Sokoto came to stand still and social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols were abandoned as the Tijaniyah, a Muslim group, appointed a former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as the new Caliph in Nigeria. In photos shared on Facebook by the ex-Emir’s spokesperson, Saadatu Ahmad, Sanusi, who flew in from Oxford University in England, where he is a visiting scholar, was seen on a rostrum, addressing a mammoth crowd with hundreds of people clustered as they stood under the open sky. Before attending the ceremony,…

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Dikko, ex-Customs CG dies

Abdulahi Inde Dikko, the immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, who ran one of Nigeria’s biggest cash cow like a personal fiefdom has died after a protracted illness. Abdulahi Dikko, who hailed from Katsina State was the NCS boss from 2009 to 2015 and has been facing a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. The anti-graft agencies seized his house said to be worth N1.1bn as well as cars worth hundreds of millions of…

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LKJ: A giant has fallen -Osoba

Frontline journalist and former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba has likened the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande to the fallen of “an Iroko tree, as well as an elephant”. Osoba said the late Jakande would be remembered as a personification of the best in journalism and a political colossus. According to the former Ogun State governor, Alhaji Jakande “singlehandedly founded both the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. “He was the first black African chairman of the International Press…

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Presidential Spokesman speaks on son’s gay status

Dr. Doyin Okupe, a spokesman for former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan insists his son’s decision to openly declare himself a homosexual is a spiritual challenge. According to a series of tweets in reaction to a viral photo showing his son, Bolu, wearing rainbow boxers with the caption, Yes, I am gay”. Okupe said as an evangelist, he would never accept homosexuality as it is at variance with Christian values. He, however, said he was hopeful that God would intervene, adding that he had been aware of his son’s…

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Trump’s daughter engages lover from Nigeria

Tiffany Trump, outgoing US President Donald Trump’s daughter, on Tuesday, announced her engagement to her Lebanese fiancé, Michael Boulos. The 27-year-old daughter of the outgoing Republican president announced the cheery news in an Instagram post, some hours to the end of her father’s presidency. The first family will vacate the White House on Wednesday morning shortly before the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as the 46th American president later tomorrow afternoon. “It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White…

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Again, COVID-19 claims another billionaire

Again, COVID-19 struck the circle of the high and mighty in the society as it claimed renowned businessman and society top shot, Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade. The 64-year-old patriarch of the society and Aare Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom, reportedly died today, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, after a brief illness traced to complications from COVID-19. The late foremost corporate lawyer was reported to have fallen ill, after returning from a wedding ceremony on December 26, where he had served as chairman of the reception. He was rushed to Paelon Memorial Hospital, Ikeja.…

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