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Ajimobi’s death loss to nation, progressive community — APC Govs

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on the platform of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have described the death of the former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, as a big loss to the nation and the Nigerian progressive community. In the forum’s condolence message signed by the Chairman PGF, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, …
The Sun Nigeria.

APC leadership crisis resolution: Buhari happy with one less distraction – Bagudu

 Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is happy with the resolution of All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership crisis which has removed distractions to efforts being made to tackle matters of the state.  Bugudu spoke to State House Correspondents after …
The Sun Nigeria.



Airlines to face more hardship as FAAN increases passenger charge by 100 percent

 Chinelo Obogo   Despite assurance by the Federal Government that air fare will not increase when flights resume, plans by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to increase Passenger Service Charge (PSC) from August 1, 2020 has been revealed.   In a letter signed by the managing director of FAAN, Captain Rabiu Yadudu and …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: Okowa’s daughter, journalist among 106 new cases in Delta

 Paul Osuyi, Asaba Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his wife, Edith, on Friday morning, proceeded on self-isolation after one of their daughters tested positive to COVID-19. The governor’s daughter’s COVID-19 positive status was released earlier by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). NCDC had released a figure of 106 positive cases for …
The Sun Nigeria.

Benue: NDLEA arrests 245 suspects, seizes 5020kg Indian hemp in one year

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 245 drug suspects and seized 5020 kilograms of cannabis sativa popularly known as Indian hemps in the last one year. State Commander of the Agency, Mrs. Florence Ezeonye disclosed this on Friday during a press briefing …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ajimobi’s death, a personal loss to me- Akeredolu

 Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has described the death of former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi as a personal loss to him and his family. He said he received with a deep sense of loss, the demise of Ajimobi. The Governor said the demise of the former marked the …
The Sun Nigeria.

We’re concern over security threats in UNIJOS-VC

Gyang Bere, Jos The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Seddi Sebastian Maimako has expressed grieved concerned over persistent security challenges that has claimed lives in the Institution. Prof. Maimako, who disclosed this on Friday during a press briefing to marked his fourth year in office said frantic efforts is being made to …
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Christians are major targets of insurgents, Cleric alleges

 Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Bishop of Owo diocese of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, Solomon Adegbite has alleged that christians are the major targets of insurgents in the country. To this end, the cleric urged the Federal Government and all security agencies in the country to protect Christians from further attacks in the hands of insurgents. …
The Sun Nigeria.

Count me out of your travail, Ondo CP tells Deputy Governor

 Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Salami Bolaji has warned the state Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi not to drag him into his current travail, saying he’s not by any way involved in politics. He described the allegations of withdrawal of Police escort leveled against him by Ajayi as mere distraction. The …
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Man jailed 6 months for misappropriating N1.6m

 A Kaduna High Court on Friday sentenced a businessman, Mr Isah Adamu, to six months imprisonment for criminal misappropriation of N1.6 million. The court, however, gave the convict N200,000 option of fine. Adamu who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had pleaded guilty to the one-count charge brought against him. According …
The Sun Nigeria.

Edo 2020: How I almost quit race for Osadebay Avenue – Obaseki

Cajetan Mmuta, Benin   The Edo State Governor, Mr. Goodwin Obaseki said Friday that he nearly quit the governorship race under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second term in office at the Dennis Osadebay Avenue Government House, Benin the state capital. Obaseki stated this in his acceptance speech shortly after …

Again, absence of defence counsel stalls trial of alleged kidnap kingpin Evans’

    The absence of defence counsel on Friday stalled the trial of alleged kidnap kingpin,  Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike,  alias Evans and five co-defendants in an Ikeja High Court. Friday’s proceedings which was slated for the adoption of arguments in  the defendant’s no-case submission, was stalled due to the absence of the defence counsel for Uche …

Court dissolves 5-year-old marriage because husband feeds children alcohol

A Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday dissolved a five-year-old marriage between Mufuliat Soremekun and Abas, her husband, on grounds that he feeds his children with alcohol beverage. In her petition, Soremekun, a fashion designer had told the court that she gave up on the marriage because her husband had made up his mind to …

FAAN to raise travel tax to N2000, $100 from N1000, $50 August 1

*Funds needed to upgrade decrepit airport infrastructure   Wole Shadare   There are indications that both domestic and international air travel will cost more as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will on August 1, 2020 begin the implementation of new Passenger Service Charge (PSC) increment from N1000 to N2000 for domestic flight operations …

N’Delta Task Force faults calls for dissolution of surveillance contracts

A Niger Delta Security Task Force set up to tackle rising cases of oil pipeline vandalisation and crude oil theft in the nine states of the region, has faulted and described as “retrogressive” the calls by some groups for the revocation of the surveillance contracts for the protection of the 87-kilometre Trans Forcados Crude Oil …

Tearful Klopp cuts short Sky Sports interview after Liverpool title win

  Jurgen Klopp walked out of a Sky Sports interview in tears after Liverpool’s title triumph. The Kop chief helped the Reds end their 30-year wait for a Premier League title and paid tribute to his stunning side, reports mirror.co.uk. But it all got too much for an emotional Klopp during a live TV interview …

Court orders Tiger Woods to take 137 paternity tests

  The famous golf star Tiger Woods has taken another hit this morning as a state court ordered him to undergo a total of 137 paternity tests. The court’s decision comes after request formulated by 121 women who claim to have been Wood’s mistresses and to have given birth to his children. Many of the women yelled and …

Prof. Abayomi: Ajimobi died from multiple organ failure due to COVID-19 complications

…Ajimobi’ll be remembered for hard work, sense of humour – Amosun Kunle Olayeni, with Agency reports Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, has revealed that former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, died from multiple organ failure due to COVID-19 complications. Ajimobi died on Thursday. In a tweet posted on Friday, June …

Dortmund signs right back, Thomas Meunier, from PSG

  Borussia Dortmund signed right back Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday after he was won over by the club’s passionate fans during a Champions League game. The Belgium defender signed a contract through the end of the 2023-24 season, joining international teammates Axel Witsel and Thorgan Hazard at the German club, reports The …

Leeds United apologises after Osama Bin Laden cutout appears in crowd

  The English soccer club Leeds United issued an apology on June 24 following an incident in which a cardboard cutout of Osama Bin Laden appeared in attendance at one of their games. Spectators are banned from attending live events in the United Kingdom during the coronavirus pandemic. In response, many English soccer teams began …

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