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Graft: Court grants Elujoba, OAU’s former V-C, bursar bail

An Osun High Court sitting in  Osogbo, on Friday granted bail to  the immediate former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, and the former Bursar, Ronke Akeredolu. The accused are facing a seven-count charge bordering on fraud, conspiracy, and abuse of office. Earlier, the accused were remanded in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) custody. The ...

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PDP Fixes October For National Convention

The embattled former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has finally surrendered his struggle for the leadership of the party, even as the PDP has slated October to hold its National Convention for the election of new executives. In Sheriff’s reaction Thursday, 24 hours after the Supreme Court judgment that nullified his chairmanship, he ...

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PDP Reps caucus gives Buhari quit notice, insist vacancy exists in Aso Rock

The caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) in the House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to begin preparing to vacate the Presidency. The caucus also stated that it will not rule out judicial intervention to reclaim it’s lost seats in the House following the resolution of the leadership crisis that ...

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Court condemns teenager to death for armed robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a 19-year-old man, Adeolu Bamiteko, to death after he was found guilty of armed robbery. Bamiteko also bagged an imprisonment of 10 years for the offence of unlawful possession of firearms. Justice John Adeyeye held that the accused was guilty as charged having committed the offence contrary to Section 6(b) ...

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Tinubu urges Lagos women to vote APC in July 22 council poll

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has charged women in Lagos State to use their numerical strength among registered voters to ensure the party excels in the July 22 local government election. Represented by the Lagos APC Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, Tinubu made the call at a public Lecture and Awards programme organised by ...

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Appeal Court gives LGs nod to collect revenue on private car parks

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has affirmed the power of local governments in Lagos State to generate revenue from private car parks and car lots within the state. In a judgment delivered on Wednesday, the appellate court dismissed an appeal filled by a telecommunication firm, Airtel Network Limited against the judgment of Justice Y. O. Idowu of the ...

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How we revolutionise agriculture in Osun by Aregbesola

The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has listed the various strategies employed by the state government to make agriculture much more attractive to the younger generation youths in the state. He said the strategies have worked and the state has been reaping the fruits in forms of increased activities in the food production sector. According to the governor, ...

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Etisalat Nigeria changes name to 9Mobile

Etisalat Nigeria has changed its brand name to 9Mobile, reports have said. The name change follows the pullout of Mubadala Group, Etisalat’s major investor from the United Arab Emirates, over a $1.4bn (N541bn) debt. Details Later…

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Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju dispels rumours of Rohr’s resignation

Ex international, Mutiu Adepoju says reports of Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr stepping down is completely a false story considering the fact that he’s in good terms with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). On Wednesday, it was reported in some media that Rohr was unhappy with recriminations he has received from particular sections of the Nigerian football fraternity after ...

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Kidnappers free Lagos traditional ruler after a week in captivity

A traditional ruler who is the Baale of Shangisha – Magodo in Lagos, Chief Mutiu Ogundare has regained his freedom a week after his abduction by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. Chief Ogundare regained his freedom from his abductors yesterday, July 12, 2017. He was reportedly released without any ransom paid days after attempts to secure his release had ...

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