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Jonathan, Dangote at funeral of Anenih’s wife

Dame Patricia Ebehiremen Anenih, wife of a former Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, was on Saturday buried in Uromi, Edo State, with eminent Nigerians bidding her farewell. Her remains were brought to the Uromi country home of her husband at exactly 2:25p.my before being committed to earth at about 2:35p.m. Earlier, ... Read More »

Lagos Courts voids all LG-issued marriage certificate

Lagos High Court in Igbosere, which voided all marriages nationwide authenticated with the so-called “customized” certificate, also asked all the affected couples to return the illegal certificate to the issuing local government council for a constitutionally-recognised replacement. The presiding judge, Justice Ibironke Harrison, in her considered opinion, resolved all the issues in a class action, in favour of the litigant. ... Read More »

Lagos Kidnappers demand N400m for students, principals

Kidnappers of six pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe have demanded a N400 million ransom for their release. They are understood to have got in touch with the parents of the kidnapped children to make the demand. But Governor Akinwunmi Ambode told pupils at a parade to mark this year’s Children’s Day at the Agege Stadium, Lagos ... Read More »

Violence mars APC LG primaries in Lagos

Violence yesterday marred the All Progressive Congress (APC) primary election holding at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, to select Local Government chairmanship candidates. Fight broke out in different corners, minutes after the Party’s Electoral Chairman, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi began to announce “consensus” candidates already endorsed by the party. Supporters of aspirants who lost out got violent and moved toward ... Read More »

Scoop: Mike Igbinedion’s low-key 50th birthday

One of the son’s of Esama of Benin, Barrister Michael Igbinedion has hit the landmark age of 50. The erstwhile fun-loving gentleman who is Married to beautiful Romali had a very private prayer session to make the day. A source revealed that Mike who was present at the 60th birthday of his brother former Governor, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, the week ... Read More »

Kanu Nwankwo’s wife launches health & fitness book in London

Amara, the wife of former Football star, Nwankwo Kanu has launched a book on health and fitness in London. The book is titled:Healthy Living with Amara Kanu”. The dedicated wife mother to three children over the years built a client base of parents/mothers with whom she shares her tips on raising confident children, achieving sound work/life balance and management of ... Read More »

Dangote, two states set to buy indebted Peugeot Nigeria

The Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) is close to selling Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Ltd, a local car assembly joint venture, to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and two Nigerian states. “We have concluded all processes on the bids since about two months ago, all we are waiting for (now) is the approval of the Central Bank,” Ahmed Kuru, ... Read More »

Ekweremadu Speaks ” How Police Raided My House”

Deputy Senate President, Ice Ekweremadu has revealed the blow by blow account of the police raid  at his official guest house. “At about 8am on Friday, May 26, 2017, men of the Nigeria Police Force from the Inspector General of Police Special Squad raided the official guest house of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, located at ... Read More »

Jonathan blasts El Rufai “You are an incurable liar “

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was all fury yesterday as he responded to the allegation by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State that he (Jonathan) denied some states ecological fund for sentimental reasons. He branded the governor’s allegation as a lie and said el-Rufai “has an incurable knack for lying.” The governor had told reporters in Abuja on Thursday that Jonathan ... Read More »

Dino Melaye, Kogi APC want Governor impeached over Voter’s Card Mess

Controversial Kogi State Senator , Dino Melaye has asked his arch enemy, Governor Yahaya Bello to resign over the  double  registration scandal. In the same vein, the leadership of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kogi State at  press conference in Abuja yesterday, declared that the alleged involvement of Bello in double voter’s registration has embarrassed and impugned on ... Read More »