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UAE to lift entry ban on travellers from Nigeria, others Saturday

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have revealed that the country will resume passenger flights from 12 African countries, including Nigeria, from Saturday, January 29. The UAE’s National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) made the disclosure via a post on its Twitter page. “From January 29, entry into the UAE for arrivals from Kenya, Tanzania,...

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Police arrest pastor for sleeping with housewife, two daughters

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo The Pastor-in-Charge of Spirit-Filled International Christian Church, Olomore Abeokuta, Pastor Timothy Oluwatimilehin, has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun Police Command for allegedly enticing a housewife and her two daughters to leave their family and sleeping with them. Ogun Police Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosedthis in a statement, on Thursday. According to Oyeyemi, the husband of...

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FULL LIST: PDP clears six aspirants for Osun governorship primary, fixes date for exercise

By Emmanuel Adeleke Ahead of the July 16 Osun State governorship election, the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has approved the Osun State Screening Committee and Appeal Panel reports which cleared all the six governorship aspirants. The party’s National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, disclosed this in a statement, on Thursday. “The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic...

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We’ve not postponed Ekiti APC governorship primary- Election committee

By Emmanuel Adeleke The Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Primary Election Committee has said the governorship primary election in the state will hold as scheduled. The state primary election is slated for today. In a statement, Victor Olabimtan, secretary of the primary election committee, said the exercise will take place as scheduled in all the 177 wards in the...

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Ekiti APC primary: Protest as seven aspirants withdraw from exercise

By Emmanuel Adeleke Former Minister of Works, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, and six other governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) have withdrawn from the party’s primary election in Ekiti State. Others, who withdrew, according to a statement on Thursday include Kayode Ojo; Demola Popoola; Femi Bamisile; former House of Representatives member, Bamidele Faparusi; National Assembly member, Senator Opeyemi...

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US Embassy may restore drop box visa renewal in Nigeria

By Samuel Adegoke The United States Embassy in Nigeria is considering lifting suspension on the drop box visa renewal for Nigerians. Newspeakonline gathered from reliable sources that the embassy has already reached an advanced stage in the consideration of drop box renewal service as of January 25, 2022. A drop box visa renewal service is a system that allows visa applicants...

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Police recruitment: PSC expresses concern over inability of South West states to meet quota

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo The Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Musiliu Smith, has raised the alarm that if care is not taken, Nigeria may face shortage of policemen in the nearest future, which may make the campaign against crime and criminality more difficult. He made the observation at a one-day South West Zone Police Recruitment Sensitisation Forum at the Kola Daisi Civic Centre, Idi-Ape,...

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$24m fraud: US Court to sentence Hushpuppi on Valentine’s Day

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo A United States court will, on February 14, sentence Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known Hushpuppi, for allegedly laundering $24 million. Court documents unsealed in July 2021 showed that Hushpuppi could face up to 20 years in prison, and will need to “pay full restitution to the victim(s).” According to BBC Pidgin, Hushpuppi will know his fate on Valentine’s Day,...

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$1.1m fraud: PSC orders fresh probe into Kyari’s link to Hushpuppi

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo Police Service Commission (PSC) has directed the Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Usman Baba, to deepen investigations into the connection between the suspended erstwhile head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, and an internet fraudster, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi. The commission, it was gathered, gave the IGP two weeks to turn in the report which would...

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Tinubu graduated from our school, Chicago University confirms

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo The Chicago State University(CSU) has confirmed that former governor of Lagos State and All Progressives Congress(APC) presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, indeed attended the university. Beverly Poindexter, who is in charge of official transcript requests, enrolment and degree verification at the Office of the Registrar, CSU, said this in a terse email response to The PUNCH, on Tuesday. “Mr...

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Celica Church of Christ joins World Council of Churches

By Emmanuel Adeleke All is now set for officials of World Council of Churches (WCC) to visit Nigeria in order to admit Celica Church of Christ into its fold. The WCC officials visit to Celica Church of Christ under the leadership of Revd. (Dr) Emmanuel Adeonigbagbe, would be from Saturday, January 28,2022, to January 31, 2022. According to a statement signed...

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FULL RESULT: Fayose’s candidate, Bisi Kolawole, wins Ekiti PDP governorship primary

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo Bisi Kolawole has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti state. Kolawole, former chairman of the party in the state, edged out former Governor Segun Oni and Kolapo Olusola, a former deputy governor of the state. The primary election took place in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday. Kolawole...

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Olujimi withdraws from Ekiti PDP governorship primary, cites irregularities in delegates’ list

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo Senator Abiodun Olujimi, one of the governorship aspirants in the ongoing Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) primary election in Ekiti State, has withdrawn from the race. Olujimi represents Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly. Olujimi, in a short statement, alleged that the delegates list had been doctored. The Senator said she has no confidence in the ability of...

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