So Long a Journey: Prez Buhari fires Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday finally removed from office his service chiefs appointed new ones. The new service chiefs are Major-General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao as Chief of Air Staff. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the disclosure in a statement he released Tuesday afternoon. The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the…

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Reprisal attack as hoodlums burn Sunday Igboho’s house

In what has the colouration of a reprisal attack, a property reportedly owned by Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho was set ablaze early Tuesday morning. The building is located in Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Sources said the attackers who came in a hummer bus and entered the compound through the back area. A statement by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi said “at about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums…

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South-West states ban open grazing -Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said Governors of the South-West on Monday have agreed to ban all forms of open grazing in the region. According to him, the decision was taken today when the governors met with the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria as well as security chiefs. Some of the governors in attendance include Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa State, and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State. Giving a report…

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Nigeria joins UK/SA on COVID-19 strain -PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 says cases of B117 strain of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria. The strain was first reported in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Chairman of PTF on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, made this known during the task force briefing on Monday. Mustapha said four persons had been diagnosed with the B117 strain in Nigeria. Of the four persons, three are travellers from Nigeria to other places while the fourth person was discovered in-country. “Over the last…

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Fidelity Bank hosts national capacity building webinar for SMEs

…Maiden Enugu edition to empower entrepreneurs   Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender is set to organise a National Capacity Building Webinar For Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. The programme is part of deliberate efforts to assist entrepreneurs across all sectors of the Nigerian economy develop requisite capacity to unlock their full potentials and take their businesses to the next level of growth.   Targeted specifically at existing businesses operating in critical sectors of the economy including trade and commerce, manufacturing, hospitability, education, entertainment, transportation and agriculture, these…

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Tuchel to step in as Chelsea dump Lampard

Frank Lampard is set to be sacked as head coach by Chelsea with former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel replacing him, it will be confirmed later today. Chelsea beat Luton Town 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday but the result was not enough to keep Lampard in his job. According to Sky in Germany, Tuchel is in line to replace Lampard. The German coach left PSG in December. Lampard was appointed head coach at Stamford Bridge in July 2019 and during his first season guided the club…

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Help! ‘Apostle Suleiman has taken over my family’ -Pastor Davids cries out

Controversial man of God and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman is in for another round of controversies as one of his pastors, Pastor Mike Davids has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu that Suleman is having an affair with his wife. To this end the IGP has ordered a probe Apostle Suleman, for allegedly sleeping with the wife of Pastor Mike Davids, threatening his life and denying him access to his children. Apostle Suleman is accused of sleeping with Pastor Mike Davids’ wife known…

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Igangan: Seriki Fulani collected ransom for kidnappings, 15 women raped

The Caretaker Chairman of Ibarapa North-West Local Council Development Area, Okediji Olusegun, has corroborated allegations of complicity levelled against the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, saying that the Seriki had been fingered in the series of security challenges in the area many times. It will be recalled that frontline Yoruba nationalist fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has accused the Abdulkadir, among several other allegations, of collecting ransom for kidnapped persons on behalf of Fulani kidnappers. Violence erupted at Igangan, a town in Ibarapa area of Oyo…

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Man 60, jailed for assault on DISCO staff

An Ifo Magistrates’ Court has sentenced 60-year-old Bakare Buraimoh to six months’ imprisonment for assaulting a worker with Ikeja Electric. It was gathered that Buraimoh, a resident of Isheri-Olofin, assaulted one Abiodun Fakoya attached to the Olowora branch of the electricity company. Buraimoh was arraigned before Magistrate A.I. Arogundade on counts bordering on assault. The magistrate sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment with an option of fine of N100,000. He ordered that the convict be remanded in the Ilaro Custodial Centre, Ogun State. Reacting to the judgement, the Head of…

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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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Africa Fintech Foundry to boost innovation and ‘Techpreneurs’ with 2021 ‘accelerator’ programme

Africa’s foremost innovation hub, the Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF), has opened up its registration portal for the 2021 Accelerator program. The initiative, which is being executed in partnership with Access Bank Plc, seeks to fast-track the growth of the best start-ups operating within the African technology ecosystem. The ‘Accelerator’ programme will fast track and assist the selected start-ups to navigate issues such as start-up pricing and competitiveness, creating endearing customer experiences, support and retention, hiring and people management, scaling for growth and  product development cycle fundamentals amongst others. Speaking at…

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Ex-Police boss dies of COVID-19

A one-time Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo has reportedly died of complications from COVID-19. Gambo, who was also a former National Security Adviser (NSA) died of the dreaded Pandemic in the evening of Thursday 21st January at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. the top cop, who was famous for bringing to an end the reign of terror of notorious armed robber, Lawrence Anini to an end, was appointed by former President Ibrahim Babangida in 1986 as Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force. He succeeded Etim Inyang while…

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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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FirstBank deepens financial inclusion with largest agent banking network empowers SMEs

At present, there are over 86,000 banking agents across 772 out of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria, a demonstration of FirstBank’s commitment to deepening financial inclusion and ensuring the unbanked are adequately catered for. In an interview with BusinessDay, Adesola Adeduntan, FirstBank’s CEO, noted that over N9.6 trillion had been processed through the bank’s agent network. As he explained, FirstMonie agents have supported several government and NGOs’ cash transfers to the poorest of the poor in the rural areas. Additionally, selected FirstMonie agents in the rural communities are…

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Presidency replies Akeredolu’s quit notice to Fulani herdsmen

The Presidency on Tuesday waded into the controversy generated by the directive of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, asking herdsmen to leave the state government forest reserves. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President called for restraint on the side of the state government and the Fulani communities. In the statement titled, ‘In tackling crime, Ondo State Government will not act outside the constitution,’ the Presidency said the governor, being a legal practitioner, should know that he cannot…

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OAU to resume February 8

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife will resume academic activities on February 8, 2021. This was announced after the institution’s senate meeting on Tuesday. The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Abiodun Olarewaju, confirmed this to newsmen. In a subsequent press statement titled ‘resumption of academic activities for 2019/2020 academic session’, the institution also cancelled its 2020/2021 session. The statement read, “Consequent upon the directive of the Federal Government that schools should re-open, the Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University at its meeting held today (Tuesday), January 19, 2021, announced the following resumption…

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Gunmen in Police Uniform Kidnap Deeper Life Varsity Dep. VC

Prof. Johnson Fatokun, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Lagos, has been kidnapped. Anchor University is a faith-based university owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. Fatokun had left Lagos on Sunday to drop off his two children who were schooling in the north. He was said to be returning on Monday when his vehicle was attacked by the gunmen in Nasarawa en route to the airport to return to Lagos. A source said the assailants were in police uniform. The source said, “The professor had dropped his son at…

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Ex-Fidelity Bank chairman, Ebi to bury mum on January 29

The Matriarch of the Ebi family; Ezinne Maria Eriaba Ebi will on Friday January 29, 2021 be laid to rest at Urualla in Ideato North Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State. Ezinne Maria Ebi, who is mother to former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and former Chairman of Fidelity Bank, Mr. Ernest Ebi, died on November 15, 2020 at the age of 91. According to a statement from the family, the burial activities will begin on Thursday January 28, 2021 with service of songs at…

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Marwa resumes at NDLEA, reads riot act

Brig-General Mohamed Buba Marwa, the newly appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has bemoaned the increasing number of drug users at over 15 million in Nigeria. Marwa who lamented the growing population of drug users during his inaugural address at the NDLEA headquarters Abuja, pointed out that about 14.3million Nigerians between the ages of 15-64 were in 2018 found to be drug users which is nearly three times global prevalence at the time. The former military administrator of Lagos and Borno States…

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Ogun top politician, Martins-Kuye dies, to be buried today

Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, a former Minister of State for Finance and later Commerce and Industry, is dead. According to family sources, the late 80 years old frontline politician from Ogun state “passed on about 10:05 this morning. It was a painful loss to us, but, we give glory to God for the impactful life that he lived while he was alive because he touched the lives of many people. Martins-Kuye who was a governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State during the 1999 general elections died in…

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Red Alert: Lagos records 13 COVID-19 deaths in 24hrs

Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State has said that 13 new COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state within 24 hours. Prof Abayomi who disclosed this via his Twitter account on Friday, 15 January, 2021 said it was the highest daily fatality since the pandemic broke out in the state. According to him, the newly confirmed deaths increased the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the state to 262. Abayomi added that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since the inception of…

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FCMB Asset Management Limited assigned credit rating of BBB+(IM)

FCMB Asset Management Ltd (FCMBAM), the Asset Management arm of FCMB Group Plc, has been assigned an Investment Manager rating of BBB+(IM) by Agusto & Co., a foremost pan-African rating agency. FCMB Group Plc is one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions. According to the rating agency, “the rating reflects the Manager’s well-established process for generating good quality research, experienced & qualified decision-making committees, member of an established financial services group with an operational track of over 30 years”. The firm was established in 1997 to provide portfolio management and investment…

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Video: “He raped me too” confession of a victim of Akwa Ibom man butchered by ‘girlfriend’

A young lady, Effiong Laurel Scott, has come out to claim she was raped by the man who was hacked to death by a youth corp member in Akwa Ibom. On Sunday, January 10, a youth corper named Princess Odume, was apprehended and handed over to the police for allegedly killing a man identified as Japhet Akwaowo. Princess alleged that she killed him in self-defense after he threatened to kill her upon her refusal to oblige his request to remove her clothes so that he could have sex with her. In…

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Drama in Abuja as Prez. Buhari’s white pigeons refuse to fly

White pigeons, usually released as a sign of peace at memorials or other symbolic ceremonies were released by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday in Abuja. It, however, created a drama as the birds refused to fly despite multiple attempts by the President thereby sparking reactions on the social media. The President had opened the cage containing the birds at the National Arcade, picked up one of the doves, and thrown it into the air but the bird landed atop the cage and refused to…

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FirstBank begins 2021 with innovative, convenient virtual payment card

FirstBank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider has launched the Virtual Payment card, a Naira denominated debit card and digital representation of the plastic debit card. The card is designed to be linked to either a customer’s operative account or wallet account. The FirstBank Virtual Payment Card is a suitable alternative to the use of cash and cheques, with its wide-range features which  include the ability of cardholders to protect his/her card using the block and unblock capabilities; PIN Reset; Change PIN as well as view statement at…

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Trump makes history, impeached barely 1wk to end of tenure

With one week left of his dramatic tenure as President of the United States, Donald John Trump has been impeached by the American House of Representatives. The embattled Trump on Wednesday became the first US president to be impeached for a second time, when a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to charge him with inciting last week’s attack on the US Capitol. One week before Trump is to leave office, a total of 232 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans who broke with the president, voted to impeach the…

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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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Unilag, Uniben announce resumption dates

Authorities of the University of Lagos have approved January 25 as the resumption date for academic activities just as the University of Benin announced January 30 as its own resumption date. Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, said the institution would commence online classes on the announced date due to the second wave of COVID-19. The Federal Government had approved January 18 for schools to reopen across the country. But branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening.…

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Ex-Lagos MILAD dies of COVID-19

A onetime military administrator of Lagos and Imo States and a staunch member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu has died. The retired senior Naval officer, according to family sources, died as a result of complication arising from coronavirus disease. The source said Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu had been on admission as a result of COVID-19 infections and died early on Wednesday. Kanu was appointed the first military governor of Imo State, Nigeria in March 1976 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo after it…

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COVID-19 not connected to strange deaths in our family -Orisabunmi’s nephew

A nephew to the late Nollywood actress, Folakemi Aremu popularly known as Orisabunmi, has dispelled the rumour going around that she died of COVID-19 complications. Tunde Onishola, son to the late Kwara Falcons Basketball Club Technical Director, Steve Onishola, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ilorin that the multiple deaths were “just a coincidence’’. Onishola said neither his father, Steve; Orisabunmi and his younger sister, Janet Ademola died of COVID-19 related circumstance. NAN recalls that Onishola died in Ilorin on Thursday, January 7, barely 24 hours after…

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ASUU not sincere, we are ready to resume -Vice-Chancellors

Vice-Chancellors of some federal and state universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to reopen schools. Though the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening, the VCs said they had planned to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government. One of the VCs of a federal university in the South-West told our correspondent that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that there were no guidelines for reopening varsities. Apart from the scare arising from the second wave of COVID-19, another VC…

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Don’t postpone Varsities’ reopening -NANS

The President of National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon has urged the Federal Government and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to resume academic activities at the nation’s public universities. The students’ body also ordered its chapters in all tertiary institutions to set up COVID-19 task force teams to enforce all guidelines outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and ensure the safe reopening of schools. ASUU had on December 24, 2020, conditionally suspended its nine-month-long strike after a lot of foot-dragging by the union and…

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NCDC raises alarm over growing COVID-19 cases, says hospitals may collapse

The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has raised an alarm that the country is now reaching a critical level, adding that the hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases. Ihekweazu made the revelation this in a series of tweets on Monday while reacting to the spike in COVID-19 infections in the last one month. Ihekweazu said this as the fear of COVID-19 spread at the National Identity Management Commission grew on Monday because Nigerians besieged the NIMC offices following the workers’…

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Access Bank renews commitment to customer education and satisfaction, with improved complaint channels

Driven by  its promise to deliver unrivalled customer service to all its customers, Access Bank Plc has announced an extension of its customer education and complaint management activities. Over the years, Access Bank has strived to reach all audience tiers and communities, communicating  and simplifying information on how customer-related bottlenecks can be resolved. According to Ogor Chukudebelu, the Chief Customer Experience Officer at Access Bank Plc, the institution’s efforts are borne out of the desire to “heighten the public’s consciousness and radically improve awareness of the vast array of resources…

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FG may ban train services -Amaechi

The Federal Government says it will shut down the Lagos-Ibadan and the Abuja-Kaduna train services should there be any case of Covid-19 detected among passengers, says Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport. Amaechi made the revelation on Monday during an NTA live programme, Good Morning Nigeria monitored in Lagos. He said train users must comply with all Covid-19 protocols from the beginning of every trip to the end. The minister said, “If we see that we are conveying passengers who have Covid from Lagos to Ibadan and Ibadan to Lagos,…

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ASUU reject FG’s plan to reopen Varsities

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, commented on the directive of the  National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels and lecture halls. ASUU said although its members  were ready to start work, government had not put measures in place for safe reopening of the schools. ASUU’s concern came amid…

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Ogacheko Atanu: Our recurring dark spot, by Victor Adoji

It was so easy for a number of people to lampoon, disparage and almost condemn those who decided against an agelong tradition: Celebrating The Season (Christmas and New Year) in Ane’Igala with associates, families and friends. Of course, the reasons that informed the decision were impeccable, tenable, well-reasoned, well-thought-through and rational and do not require elucidation. The statistics of asssasination-styled killings in Kogi East surges but even more despicably escalating is the calm after-the-storm, acquiescing-silence, selective amnesia and unquestioned ‘acceptance’ of such bestiality and contemptible lack of concern, I-don’t-care disposition…

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Other candidates kick as Obiozor emerges Ohanaeze Ndigbo President General

A one time Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and Nigeria’s former ambassador to the United States, Israel, and Cyprus, Prof. George Obiozor, has emerged President-General of the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Obiozor emerged in an election held at Dan Anyim stadium in Owerri, the Imo state capital, on Sunday. This is as other candidates for the position of the President General boycotted the election. Meanwhile, one of the leading contestants for the post of Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Chuks Ibegbu, has announced his withdrawal from…

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House on the Rock pastor dies of COVID-19

A senior pastor with House On The Rock, Adeyinka Akinbami, has reportedly died as a result of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 61. Announcing Akinbami’s passing on Saturday, the Senior Pastor, HOTR, Paul Adefarasin, said he had yet to come to terms with his death. Adefarasin said the incident was a reminder of how deadly COVID-19 was and called on Nigerians to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols. Adefarasin tweeted, “Yesterday (Friday), I received the rude and shocking news of someone deeply dear to me and all of the…

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Court dismisses APC’s certificate forgery case against Obaseki

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Saturday dismissed the alleged certificate forgery case filed against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State by the All Progressives Congress and one of its members, Edobor Williams. Delivering his judgment, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged his academic certificates that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission before the September 19 2019 governorship election in the state. The judge found as lazy, the attitude of the plaintiffs, who did no make any efforts…

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Ajayi wins 59th FirstBank Lagos Open Golf Championship

Ikoyi Club based category-1 amateur golfer, Ajayi Tajudeen has emerge winner of the 59thedition of the FirstBank sponsored Lagos Open Golf Championship. Ajayi closed with 1-under par 70 for a total of 7-over the course par to win the Championship by two-shots after 56-holes. Happy at the recently held golf tourney, Ajayi adduced his success to hard work, saying “I practiced a lot”. “There is no short cut to success which is why I take the sport very seriously. I was well prepared for this tournament because I practiced a…

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24hr After Death: Another tragedy hits Orisabunmi’s family

A double tragedy hit the family of veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu popularly known as Orisabunmi as her immediate elder brother, Steve Onishola died 24 hours after her demise at the age of 71. Onishola, was the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin died after a brief illness. The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death in Ilorin on Thursday. The deceased was the Manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed the club’s technical director. He was part of the…

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FG to impose fresh lockdown

Indications that the Federal Government may impose a second lockdown emerged on Thursday as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said it will have no option other than to impose a fresh lockdown on the country if the rising cases of Covid infections been recorded continue. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja. The PTF Coordinator said the rising Covid infections recorded of recent in the country were concerning and might require a fresh lockdown. Aliyu said, “If…

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Court orders bank to sell Forbe’s rated billionaire’s property

The Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Fedrick Akinruntan is embattled as the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Jabi, Abuja, presided over by Justice Hassan Babangida has ordered the sale of his Abuja Febson Hotels and Malls located in Abuja. The court gave the order on the hotel owned by one of his companies, Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited to offset N5 billion debt it owes Ecobank Plc. based on a suit filed by Ecobank. The hotel, Febson Hotels &…

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JAMB reopens admission portal

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says its portal has been reopened for the 2020/2021 admissions. The board said opening the portal gives institutions access to upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admissions. The spokesperson for JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this in a telephone interview on Wednesday. When our correspondent visited the JAMB’s website on Wednesday, the portal had been opened. He quoted the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, as saying that admission processes must go through the Central Admission Processing System for approval. “Of course, long…

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Trump to Supporters: I will never concede to Biden

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told a rally of his supporters outside the White House that he would never concede that he lost the election, as Congress readied to certify Joe Biden’s victory. “I will never give up. We will never concede,” Trump told the cheering crowd. “We will stop the steal.” Wearing “Make America Great Again” caps and sharing biscuits and beers, hundreds of Donald Trump supporters also insisted they would never accept Joe Biden as president as they traveled by bus from near Boston to Washington to protest…

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Congress Invasion: Mayor declares curfew in Washington

Washington, DC, will be under a 6:00 p.m. curfew tonight, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in a tweeted statement. It will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m. Thursday. The Electoral College certification vote has been paused after protesters incited by Trump breached the Capitol building. “During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or motor by car or other mode of transport” within the district, the statement said. The US House and Senate were forced into emergency recess…

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Edo 2019: Ize Iyamu’s deputy disqualified

The Edo State High Court sitting in Benin on Wednesday voided Audu Ganiyu, the All Progressives Congress deputy governorship candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election. A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kadiri Oshoakhemhe, had in a suit No: B/358/20 filed a case against the APC deputy governorship candidate and two others. Delivering judgment in Benin City, the presiding judge, Justice H.A Courage-Ogbebor, said that Ganiyu presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission in his Form EC9. Ganiyu was the running mate of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the…

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Edo jailbreak escapee nabbed in Ogun

A prisoner who escaped from Edo State during the jailbreak that followed the #EndSARS protest, Obehi Ogbeh, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command in Ifo Local Government Area of the state. Ogbeh who escaped from the white house prison yard in Edo State during the #EndSARS protest last year was arrested on Tuesday in the state while wandering about. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement. Oyeyemi said the prisoner was arrested following information…

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FCMB names an amazon as replacement for Nuru Adam as CEO

First City Monument Bank has appointed its former Chief Financial Officer, Yemisi Edun as acting Managing Director. Edun was asked to step into the shoes of the Managing Director, Adam Nuhu, in acting capacity, who volunteered to go on leave while the bank probes paternity allegation involving a former staff of the bank, Moyo Thomas. It was learnt that the board of the bank met on Wednesday and a decision was reached that the most senior personnel, Edun, should step into the position as acting managing director. Edun holds a…

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