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Adebayo Faleti buried in Oyo country home

The late cultural icon, Adebayo Faleti, was buried in his Agboye Village, Oyo State, on Friday. The interment was preceded by a funeral service held at the First Baptist Church, Oyo. Eminent personalities at the event included Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, a retired Archbishop of the Methodist Church, Rt. Rev. Ayo Ladigbolu, Nollywood actors, government functionaries, theatre practitioners, youth groups ...

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Army to launch operation to check IPOB’s activities in South East

The Nigeria Army is set to launch “Operation Ogbu Eke II’’ – “Python Dance II’’, in the South East to check violent agitations of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and other forms of criminalities. Making the disclosure was Maj-Gen. David Ahmadu who is the Chief of Training and Operations, announced this at a news conference on Friday in ...

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Man, 29, in court for allegedly defiling a 4-year-old boy

A 28-year-old man, Naziru Isa, was on Friday dragged by the Police before a Kano Magistrate Court for allegedly defiling a four-year-old boy. Isa, who resides at Dandago Quarters Kano, was charged to court for defilement. The Prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, told the court that one Muhammad Ayuba reported the matter at Gwale police Division on August 13. Lale said the defendant ...

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Court remands man in prison for alleged killing Lagos prince

A 29-year-old man, Adekunle Lawal was on Friday remanded in Ikoyi Prison on the orders of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. Lawal, whose address was not given, was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on murder of a man, Yusuf Elegushi, a prince of the Elegushi royal family in Lagos. Presiding judge, Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, who gave the ruling, said ...

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Osun court remands cult members for murder

Three men, who allegedly belong to Black Axe cult who were charged with murder, were on Friday have been remanded in Ilesa Prisons in Osun State. The accused include Diekola Ibrahim,19; Aderibigbe Amos ,21; and Yomi Olaosebikan, 19 are facing a four- count charge bordering on conspiracy and murder. The Magistrate, Mrs Habibatu Bashir, who gave the ruling, said the ...

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El-Rufai blasts Buhari’s minister for supporting Atiku

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has lampooned the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan for being disloyal to President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor who spoke with State House Correspondents at the Villa on Friday was reacting to the recent claims by the minister that she would support former Vice President Atiku Abubakar against Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. El-Rufai noted ...

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Police dock man with impersonating Lagos deputy governor on facebook By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos A 45 year-old man, Adamu Aminu has been docked by the police in Lagos for impersonating the deputy governor of the state, Dr. Idiat Adebule on facebook. Aminu was on Friday hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court to face a four-count charge of ...

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Yoruba leaders give condition for one Nigeria, propose six regional structure

Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent declaration that the power to restructure lies with the National Assembly and National Council of State, the people and leaders of the Yoruba in the South-west, Kogi and Kwara States and the Diaspora have demanded for a six-regional structure as a condition for an indivisible country. They have also recommended the devolution of 25 items ...

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Minister replies critics, says ‘I stand by my comments on Atiku’

By Kehinde Adeleke, Abuja Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has deplored social media attacks on her over her remarks of support to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in 2019. Alhassan, who fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday, said that she stood by her words, adding “let the will of God be’’. ...

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Fayose accepts Adeyeye’s resignation, names Adesina as varsity council chair

The crisis of confidence rocking the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a turn for the worse on Thursday as the state government announced the replacement of Prince Daye Adeyeye as the chairman of the state owned university. Adeyeye who is the interim national publicity secretary of the party had on Wednesday resigned his appointment in the aftermath of the ...

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