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Commissioner, Professor & Segun Awolowo Jnr. Clear Air on Awo’s Statue

The Lagos State Government has clarified the ongoing insinuations and diverse interpretations given to the recently unveiled new Awolowo statue claiming that “It is a piece of artwork expressing the Artist’s impression of the late Sage and not a photograph’’, adding that it can be subjected to several interpretation. This clarification was made by Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Special Adviser to ... Read More »

Arabic teacher in trouble for strangling son to death

A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of a 38-year-old Arabic teacher, Bashiru Isah, accused of strangling his own son. Isah was arraigned on a one count charge of culpable homicide, punishable under Section 221 of the Penal Code Law. The Police prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Danladi, told the court that one Aisha Bashiru, wife to the accused person, ... Read More »

Lebanese, three others docked for stealing transformer

The Police in Ebonyi State on Friday arraigned a Lebanese, Antoine Alromi and three others in a Magistrate Court, Abakaliki District, for allegedly stealing three transformers belonging to his company, Lana Construction Company limited. The Lebanese and the second accused person, Benjamin Offia, according to court records, allegedly stole the three transformers in July this year. The first charges read: ... Read More »

Lagos Assembly to Schools ” Teach Yoruba or we’ll shut you down”

The Lagos State House of Assembly is proposing a fine of N500, 000 or closure of any school that flouts its proposed law on compulsory teaching and learning of Yoruba Language, when passed. According to the House “A Bill for a Law To Provide for the Preservation and Promotion of the Use of Yoruba Language and for Connected Purposes’’  seeks ... Read More »

Man City Star, Aguero breaks rib in car crash

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero suffered a broken rib in a car crash in the Netherlands, the club’s manager Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday. Aguero sustained the injury after a taxi taking him to an Amsterdam airport following a music concert was involved in an accident on Thursday night. It is not clear how serious the injury is and when he would be well enough ... Read More »

“Bring us Dasuki”-Appeal Court orders DSS

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday ordered the Department of State Service to produce the detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd),  before a Federal High Court in Abuja to enable him testify in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh. In a unanimous judgement delivered by its ... Read More »

PDP to Fayose “You can only be party Chairman not President”

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has told one of its governors to forget his presidential ambition. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye, said Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti was wasting his time with his plan to seek the party’s ticket for the 2019 presidential election. Mr. Adeyeye told Punch Newspapers on Wednesday that the party has already ... Read More »

Blackmail:Family asks Army to Produce Nnamdi Kanu

The family of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has begun carefully orchestrated plot to blackmail the Nigeria Army by asking the security outfit to produce him, saying that his whereabouts remain unknown weeks after the raid on their Afaraukwu Umuahia family house. The family is alleging that Nnamdi Kanu is in the custody of ... Read More »

World Bank Hails Ogun’s Development Drive

  The World Bank has hailed the industrialisation and agricultural development drive of the Ogun State government. The bank gave the commendation during a meeting with officials of the government in continuation of its assessment tour of the state, pledging to further support the Senator Ibikunle Amosun administration’s development agenda. Leader of the team, Mr. Kofi Nouve, who described Ogun ... Read More »

Recession:Nigeria pulls out of 90 International Organisations

The Federal Government has pulled out from 90 international bodies so as to be able to meet up with its obligations, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said. The decision according to the Minister was reached at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting on Wednesday. The Minister further stated that the country spends $70 million every year as a ... Read More »