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NDLEA arrests NURTW chairman, three others for drug trafficking

The chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), in Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Babatunde Babade, and two others have been arrested for trafficking illicit drugs. The Director, Media and Advocacy of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday said that the two others arrested alongside the 45-year old NURTW chairman are Ilesanmi Shola, 35, and Babajide...

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Ohanaeze disowns IPOB, says Edwin Clark loves Igbos

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned the attack on Ijaw national leader, Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Clark had said IPOB must be dreaming if the group believes the South South region will join the agitation for the Republic of Biafra. In a swift reaction, the secessionist group said the Ijaw leader does not speak...

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Religion, ethnicity not Nigeria’s problem– Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the challenges facing the country is neither ethnicity nor religion. The minister said some elements in the country were exacerbating ethnic and religious differences to tear the country apart for their selfish reasons. Mohammed spoke in Abuja on Saturday at the book presentation and 75th birthday celebration of Bamigboye Ogunbiyi, a re-known obstetrician...

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APC ward congress: Presidential aide, Fayemi’s loyalists trade words over alleged hijacking of forms in Ekiti

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has alleged that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State loyal to Governor Kayode Fayemi has hijacked the forms for elective positions ahead of next Saturday’s ward congress. Ojudu, who spoke with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Saturday, said the development...

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It’s better to kill Igboho in Benin Republic than allow him return to Nigeria- Lawyer

Ibrahim Salami, one of the five lawyers representing Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, on Saturday, said he and other lawyers will never let the Yoruba nation agitator get extradited to Nigeria. Igboho was arrested on Monday in Benin Republic while trying to board a flight to Germany. He was immediately charged to court and is being held at Brigade économique...

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Igboho: People are working behind the scenes, says Lagos gov

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that people are ”working behind the scenes” concerning the arrest and trial of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. The governor stated this while addressing the journalists at Polling Unit 019, Ward 08, Ikoyi II, where he cast his vote in the ongoing Local Government/Council Areas election on Saturday. Speaking on...

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PANDEF condemns IPOB’s attack on Edwin Clark, says South South wont be part of ‘arbitrary contraption’

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has described the attack on national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) as ridiculous. IPOB had in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful,on Friday, decribed Clark as "betrayer" for saying South South will not join Biafra. The statement also called the elder statesman "Fulani slave." But a statement signed...

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Again, INEC insists on e-transmission of election results, says network providers assured us of 100% coverage

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, insited that all network providers in Nigeria have assured the commission of 100 per cent coverage for electronic transmission of results. Recall that he National Assembly recently blocked the electronic transmission of election results while considering the electoral act amendment bill. The bill was  passed at the senate, but with a clause allowing the...

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FBI declares six Nigerians wanted over alleged $6m fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, has disclosed that six Nigerians are at the top of its list of most wanted people. The Nigerians on the wanted list, according to the agency, include Michael Olorunyomi, Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunsakin, Felix Osilama Okpoh, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson....

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Sunday Igboho sues DSS, Malami, seeks N500bn damages for invading Ibadan residence

The detained Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has filed a N500 billion suit against the Department of State Services (DSS) and Attorney General of the Federation(AGF) Abubakar Malami (SAN), over the invasion of his Ibadan residence, on July 1. This was contained in an application for an order enforcing his fundamental human right filed on his behalf...

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COVID-19 third wave: UI adopts stricter precautionary measures

Following the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the recently discovered Delta variant and the placement of of Oyo State on red alert by the Federal Government, the authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) have put in place additional precautionary measures to prevent infection among its students, staff and members of the public. A statement signed by the Registrar...

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Sterling Bank staff, wife, mother-in-law jailed 60 years for stealing customers’ funds

A former bank cashier, Ebenezer Adeolu Alonge, alongside his wife, Isakunle Olamide Oyinlola and mother-in-law, Isakunle Eunice Moradeke, were on Friday, July 23, convicted and sentenced to 60 years imprisonment by Justice Adekanye Ogunmoye of Ekiti State  High Court, Ado Ekiti. The trio were arraigned on a 12-count-charge of conspiracy and stealing, contrary to section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws...

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Ten persons have died from COVID-19 complications in UI, says VC

The Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI),Professor Adebola Ekanola, has revealed that no fewer than 10 persons have died from COVID-19 complications within the university, noting that people are taking the pandemic for granted. Ekanola, who stated this during a virtual meeting of deans and heads of the departments of the institution organised by the University of Ibadan COVID-19 emergency response...

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