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Adieu Constituted Authority – Five interesting facts about Ajimobi

The death of the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has sparked a wild range of reactions. Daily Trust had reported that Ajimobi died at a private hospital in Lagos after being on a life support machine for some days. Former Oyo governor, Ajimobi to be buried Friday APC crisis: Ajimobi confirms appointment …

COVID-19: No plan to reopen orientation camps — NYSC

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said its orientation camps will only reopen when it is safe considering the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In a statement on Thursday, Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi refuted the rumour that the scheme was planning to reopen camps …



Embassy Demolition: FG blames Nigeria High Commission

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama has blamed the Nigerian High Commission in Accra Ghana, for not obtaining title documents for the land which it paid for since 2000. He however said that the mistakes were not enough for the demolition of the building inside the country’s High Commission. Ghana apologises to Nigeria …

Former Oyo governor, Ajimobi to be buried Friday

The immediate past governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who died on Thursday is to be buried on Friday. According to a source, the burial ceremony is expected to hold at 10:00am. Ajimobi died at age 70. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare confirmed the death on his Twitter handle on …

How 43-year-old man defiled his 4-year-old daughter

A 43-year-old bus conductor, Mr Ikechukwu Ekenta has been arrested for allegedly defiling his four-year-old daughter at their residence in Onitsha, Anambra State. The suspect, who hailed from Imo state was arrested by the Anambra State Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, in collaboration with other security agencies. 3-month-old baby defiled in Nasarawa Man allegedly …

APC writes INEC over Ondo primary, NWC dissolution

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Committee has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to introduce its team and invite the commission to monitor Governorship Primary Election in Ondo State scheduled for July 20, 2020. In the first letter dated June 25, and addressed to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the committee …

Disagreements could lead to self-destruction, Buhari warns APC members

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that the mutating disagreements among members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) could lead to self-destruction, with dire consequences. President Buhari gave the warning on Thursday while speaking at an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the APC held on a virtual platform. APC: Buhari orders withdrawal …



Lightning kills 104 as monsoon storms batter India

At least 104 people have been killed by lightning strikes as heavy monsoon storms swept India’s eastern and northern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, officials said. Officials at the disaster management control room in state capital Patna said that 83 people were killed across various districts in Bihar. 5 children, including 16-yr-old …

Ochanya: Court dismisses defendant’s no-case submission

The Federal High Court in Makurdi on Thursday dismissed the no-case-submission of Mrs Felicia Ochiga-Ogbuja over the rape and death of 13-year-old Ochanya Ogbanje by the defendant’s husband and son. The accused father, Andrew Ogbuja and his son, Victor Ogbuja (at large) allegedly raped Ochanya, who later died on October 17, 2018, due to complications …

Hajj 2020: Kano to refund money to intending pilgrims

The Kano Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB) has said that it is ready to refund monies deposited by intending pilgrims for the 2020 Hajj. The Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Muhammad Abba, gave the assurance in an interview on Thursday. Hajj: Remain calm, NAHCON tells intending pilgrims Muslims disappointed but accepting as Saudi scales back …

EFCC arraigns three Sokoto medical workers for alleged N3.3m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Sokoto Zonal Office, Thursday, arraigned three top officials of the Sokoto Medical and Health Workers Union over alleged conspiracy and obtaining N3,300,000.00 by false pretence. The defendants were: former Chairman, Shagari Local Government Area branch of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Ibrahim Dan-Dede, his Secretary, …
EFCC arraigns three Sokoto medical workers for alleged N3.3m fraud

Okowa, Sport Minister, Shehu Sani react to Ajimobi’s death

Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has reacted to the death of former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi. Ajimobi died on Thursday from complications of COVID-19. In a post on his Twitter page, Okowa expressed sadness at the news of Ajimobi’s death even as he condoled with the people of Oyo state. The governor wrote: …
Okowa, Sport Minister, Shehu Sani react to Ajimobi’s death

PDP chieftain, Babatope reacts to Ajimobi’s death

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Ebenezer Babatope, says he is saddened by the death of former Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi. The ex-Minister of Transportation, gave the reaction in a interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday. He described Ajimobi as a consummate politician. Babatope disclosed that he had some personal connection …
PDP chieftain, Babatope reacts to Ajimobi’s death

One killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in Jigawa

A 20-year-old Isah Abdul was killed in a clash between farmers and herdsmen at Garki Local Government area of Jigawa State. Spokesman of the state police command, SP Abdul Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST. He said the incident occurred On 21/6/20 at about 1400hrs at Buduru Fulani camp. He explained that the clash …
One killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in Jigawa

NCS generates N573.19 billion in 5 months amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Nigerian Customs Service has revealed that it has generated a whopping sum of N573,190,265,605.41 revenue between January and May, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCS told Senate Committee on Customs on Thursday during an interactive session on revenue generation in Abuja. NCS Comptroller, Accounts, Sadiq Ibrahim Ismail briefed the Senate Committee, saying that the …
NCS generates N573.19 billion in 5 months amid COVID-19 pandemic

BREAKING: APC crisis: Oshiomhole faction reacts to Buhari-led NEC decision, threatens to return to court

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Hilliard Eta, has rejected the outcome of the National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the party The NWC reiterated its earlier position that Chief Victor Giadom, a former National Secretary of the party, has no authority to convene a National Executive Committee meeting. …
BREAKING: APC crisis: Oshiomhole faction reacts to Buhari-led NEC decision, threatens to return to court

Coronavirus: Nigerian govt raises fresh alarm

The federal government has again raised the alarm over non-compliance to safety measures against coronavirus. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, expressed concern at a briefing on Thursday in Abuja. He said PTF found that non-compliance had been largely fueled by skepticism and ignorance about the virus. Mustapha noted that …
Coronavirus: Nigerian govt raises fresh alarm

Stop saying coronavirus does not exist – Buhari govt warns Nigerians

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians again against believing that the deadly virus does not exist. The PTF said it is insensitive to those who have lost loved ones to the disease to say it does not exist. The PTF National Coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu, gave the warning during the daily press …
Stop saying coronavirus does not exist – Buhari govt warns Nigerians

Ondo missing child: Prophet Alfa opens defence with wife as witness

Following the on-going trial of the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa, over the disappearance of a one-year-old boy from the church, the Prophet on Thursday opened his defence. The Prophet is standing trial before an Ondo State High Court in Akure, the state capital over the mysterious disappearance of Gold Kolawole from …
Ondo missing child: Prophet Alfa opens defence with wife as witness

Trump’s secret service agents test positive for Coronavirus after rally

Two secret service agents have tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a planning meeting with other agents who worked at Trump’s Tulsa Rally that was held on Saturday. CNN reports that Dozens of Secret Service officers and agents who were in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for President Donald Trump’s rally have now been told to self-quarantine on …
Trump’s secret service agents test positive for Coronavirus after rally

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