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Photonews: Drama As Lawyer Dresses Like ‘Juju Priest’ To Attend Supreme Court Proceedings In Abuja, Cites Judgement Allowing Hijab Use In Schools, Public Places

BREAKING: Drama As Lawyer Dresses Like ‘Juju Priest’ To Attend Supreme Court Proceedings In Abuja, Cites Judgement Allowing Hijab Use In Schools, Public Places

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News Update, Thursday, 23/06/2022

** We’ll decentralise national grid, invest $550m to boost power supply – Buhari

** Buhari presides over FEC meeting, nominates Mohammed Shehu as RMAFC chairman

** Buhari off to Kigali, Rwanda for CHOGM 2022

** Senate confirms Gabriel Longpet as INEC REC

** Fashola to flag off Nembe-Brass Road project in Bayelsa

** ASUU’ll call off strike soon, says Ngige

** Peter Obi visits Wike, both meet behind closed-doors

** Army troops intercept explosives, ammunition in Cross River

** Senate to screen Buhari’s ministerial nominees next Wednesday

** Why I didn’t sack Emefiele over his political ambition –Buhari

** 6th Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) GABFEST to hold June 28

** Osun 2022: Sanwo-Olu heads APC 86-member Campaign Council

** Lawan, Gbajabiamila, 21 Governors to Champion Oyetola’s Re-Election Bid

** Two Senators resign from APC, PDP, defect to NNPP, Labour Party

** INEC denies extending voters registration deadline by 60 days

** Oyo govt commences distribution and activation of debit cards to cctp beneficiaries

** Akeredolu appoints new Education Secretaries

** Corruption Allegation: Senate President asks C’ttee to wade into crisis rocking Judiciary

** Chibok schoolgirls narrate experience, say 20 more still in Sambisa Forest

** Tragedy as herdsmen attack, kill 16 in Gov Ortom’s hometown in Benue

** Terrorists have taken over forests in Nigeria – Akeredolu raises alarm

** Top military officer, Major Udiadenye commits suicide- Army reacts

** How I escaped from Boko Haram camp – Chibok schoolgirl narrates ordeal

** Ondo: Flood sweeps away Ikare-Akoko junior school student

** Osun Guber: ‘You’ve paid your dues, you shall be returned’, Aragbiji, Olona of Ada, others assure Oyetola

** APC Oyo State chapter moves to reconcile aggrieved party members

** Mompha skips trial, as court annuls bail, orders his arrest over alleged N6bn money laundering

** Bank urges women to engage in wealth building investments

** Why I returned $4,050 to passenger – Bolt Driver

** Court orders 21-year-old internet fraudster to sweep EFCC premises for 2 weeks

** Death toll rises to 1000 in Afghanistan earthquake

** South Korea reports first imported monkeypox case

** World Cup 2022: Have extra-marital sex during Qatar World Cup, go to jail for 7 years *******

***Pray 4 Peace in Nigeria!
***Pray 4 Peace in all Nations!!
***Humble yourself & Pray!!!
*GOOD MORNING!*

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News Update, Friday, 17/06/2022

** 2023: Atiku announces Okowa as running mate

** We’ll rescue Nigeria, Okowa says after nomination

** Okowa suitable for president after me, says Atiku

** Nigeria endowed with commercial minerals in 500 locations – Adegbite

** 2023: Amosun rallies support for Tinubu in Ogun

** Owo massacre: Senate demands raid on killers’ hideouts, helicopter, drones deployment

** ASUU strike: Pass no-confidence vote in Buhari, HURIWA tells NASS

** It’s been hell, students lament four-month ASUU strike

** EkitiDecides2022, June 18, 2022:

** OsunDecides2022, July 16, 2022

** Day of African Child: LASUBEB’s EkoExcel calls for collaboration, support of stakeholders

** Lagos takes over land where 21-storey building collapsed, says no compensation

** Insecurity: Zamfara govt may shut down telecom services again

** Lagos organised send forth for 57 civil servants in the main stream

** Traffic Radio: Soaring higher at 10

** Overland aircraft’s engine catches fire mid-air, 33 passengers escape death

** Police Rescues 35 Teenagers Used As Sex Slaves

** Politicians are the ones making life difficult for Ghanaians not satan – Yvonne Nelson

** My mental health is taking my life – Ada Ameh

** 2023: Atiku announces Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate

** Kola Abiola: I won with my father in 1993 -We must win it again

** Police arrest Nollywood actor for rape

** Plane flying from Ilorin to Lagos catches fire mid-air

** Ekiti 2022: No Court nullified our candidate – APC, Ekiti

** Ekiti governorship candidates sign peace accord

** Ekiti poll : Oyebanji remains our governorship candidate – APC clarifies

** Lawmakers start impeachment against Deputy Governor, Olaniyan

** Police rescue 35 underage girls from sex slavery in Anambra

** MKO’s Son Kola Abiola boasts: PRP will Beat APC, PDP silly in 2023

** Canada police raid properties linked to neo-Nazi extremist group

** De Sciglio extends Juventus contract until 2025 *******

***Pray 4 Peace in Nigeria!
***Pray 4 Peace in all Nations!!
***Humble yourself & Pray!!!
*GOOD MORNING!*

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News Update, Thursday, 16/06/2022

**Professor Wole Soyinka Losses Brother

** Electoral Act: Reps to override Buhari’s veto on statutory delegates

** APC Presidential primary: COSEG congratulates Asiwaju Tinubu

**I ’ll run for presidency again in future – Yahaya Bello

** I’ll be inaugurated gov come 2023, Ebonyi Speaker says

** Vote credible leaders, Kaduna cleric tells church members

** FG moves to take over state-owned airports

** Kano Assembly grants Ganduje’s N10bn loan request for security infrastructure

** 24 lawmakers file five allegations against Oyo Deputy Governor

** Umahi suspends Ebonyi finance commissioner indefinitely

** Nine Ibadan traditional chiefs due for promotion –Olubadan

** Brewing controversy over Wike as Atiku’s running mate

** 204 Boko Haram fighters lay down arms in Borno

** Matawalle decries rising banditry

** Tinubu’s victory reassurance of better life for Nigerians– APC Canada

** Oyo Commissioner Olatubosun inaugurates GSM market marine in Ibadan

** APC-NWC condemns Owo terror attack, wants perpetrators brought to justice

** Lagos Govt. appoints new monarch for Oworonshoki, hands over staff of office

** NAPTIP trains journalists to join crusade against trafficking in persons

** Enugu community laments kidnapping siege by suspected herdsmen

** Insecurity: Gunmen kidnap Adamawa Ex-Commissioner, demand N30 million

** Confusion as dead mother resurfaces in Enugu

** NUPENG issues warning regarding adulterated Engine oil

** Mass metering programme: Phase 1 starts in August

** How Nigerian banks survived despite the COVID -19 pandemic

** Inflation rate surges to 11-month high at 17.71% in May 2022

** Food security: ECOWAS seeks subsidy on fertilisers to improve access

** Qatar, Inuwa Foundations empower 500 people in Jigawa

** 2023: US Under Secretary to visit Nigeria, others

** Biden chastises oil industry over fuel costs

**‘ Be with us’: Zelensky presses Europe for more help

** Anthony Joshua to change tactics against Usyk *******

***Pray 4 Peace in Nigeria!
***Pray 4 Peace in all Nations!!
***Humble yourself & Pray!!!
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News update, Wednesday, 15/06/2022

**Ekiti Guber: Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, 13 governors drum support for APC candidate

**INEC assures Nigerians: Ekiti guber election will be historic

**Buhari holds talks with APC govs in Aso Rock

**PDP: Wike picked as Atiku’s running mate for 2023 election

**Tinubu to choose running mate not APC, govs, says Uzodinma

**Nigeria must revisit bilateral agreements with other African countries – Adamu

**Ekiti Election: Choose peace over violence, Gen Abubakar warns  electorate

**INEC cautions Nigerians against multiple registration

**FG continues talks with ASUU as strike enters fourth month

**University students lament as ASUU strike continues

**Anglican bishop, wife and driver regain freedom from kidnappers

**Terrorists kidnap wife of Niger State LG Chairman

**Owo Church Attack: Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun, AbdulRahman donate N75m victims

**Suspected pirates kidnap boat passengers in Bayelsa

**Youth group seeks Atiku’s intervention in Kano PDP crisis

**We have given Dapo Abiodun the title of ELEYI of OGUN STATE – Fayemi

**Installation: Oyo Deputy Governor, Olaniyan visits Ladoja, pledges support

**Owo massacre: Southwest will not tolerate unprovoked attacks – Akeredolu

**Obanikoro’s son takes APC Eti-Osa Rep ticket as Elegushi’s Brother withdraws from race

**We’ll continue to strengthen our security architecture – Sanwo-Olu

**Defence Academy alumni association salutes General Abubakar at 80

**NSCDC anti-vandal monitoring unit burst illegal refineries in Delta

**IYC put Ijaw communities on red alert over strange movements in riverine communities

**Colleges of education lecturers begin one-month strike

**LAWMA boss sheds light on partnership with community leaders

**Court throws out Yoruba Nation agitators suit against Ekiti guber poll, others

**2022 Hajj: Oyo govt set to airlift 779 pilgrims on Friday

**Oyo govt charges information officers on ethics of journalism, public-service

**Be magnanimous in victory, PDP Deputy National Chairman, Arapaja charges candidates

**Ajasin’s son, others protest insecurity in South-West, preach self-defence

**Ekiti monarchs sue for peace among parties, supporters

**Court sentences Abba Kyari’s co-defendants to two years in prison

**Gunmen attacks Celestial Church, abducts Assistant Shepherd, Sunday School teacher in Ogun

**Court jail Abba-kyari and co-dependents for six years

**Lagos High Court Judges set to commence Year 2022 long vacation

**Veteran female journalist Raheemat Momodu slumps, dies 

**Malabu: UK Court dismisses Nigeria’s $1.7bn claims against JP Morgan

**UK defends Rwanda migrant deportation policy

**EU buys 110,000 vaccine doses against monkeypox

**Pope says Russia’s ‘ferocious’ invasion perhaps provoked

**UK airport chaos due to Brexit ‘shambles’: Ryanair boss

**Scotland has ‘indisputable mandate’ for new independence vote: Sturgeon

**Nigerian footballer, Akeem Omolade, found dead in his car in Italy

**Japan exhibition: Mayweather to face mixed martial arts fighter

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News Update, Friday, 10/06/2022

** APC Governors pay congratulatory visit to Tinubu

** Tinubu, Adamu, 11 APC governors meet over running mate

** Buhari to address Nigerians on June 12

** Sanwo-Olu to bid Y2022 hajj pilgrims farewell on Sunday

** Democracy Day: FG declares Monday, June 13th as public holiday

** Tinubu unveils Agenda – To decentralise Police, create Jobs, ensure 12% GDP growth

** Tinubu meets Northern governors over choice of running mate

** Osinbajo congratulates, rallies support for Tinubu ahead 2023 election, says your sterling contributions to our democracy stands you out

** PDP BOT in closed-door meeting with Atiku over running mate

** FG declares Monday June 13, public holiday

** Details of Atiku’s meeting with PDP governors emerge

** 2023: Jonathan congratulates presidential flagbearers, urges them to embark on democratic campaigns

** APC Presidential Primaries: Sanwo-Olu congratulates Tinubu

** 2023: Olubadan congratulates Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, Kwakanso, others, tasks on building new Nigeria

** Umahi congratulates Tinubu, pledges support

** APC Primary: Amaechi congratulates Tinubu, pledges support

** Afenifere congratulates Tinubu on election as APC presidential candidate

** APC Presidential Primary: Ogunsan hails Tinubu, says win proof of oustanding qualities

** Oyo Female Rep., Akande-Sadipe congratulates Tinubu, says “Its Victory for internal democracy

** Lagos APC Chairman Ojelabi congratulates Tinubu

** Tinubu is trusted to provide leadership in uniting Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu

** Tinubu condoles with Rivers APC on death of delegates returning from convention

** Kachikwu beats Moghalu, others to clinch ADC Presidential ticket

** Sowore steps down as AAC chairman, emerges presidential candidate

** 2023: Ohaneze youths drum support for Peter Obi

** Labour Party faction elects Ezenwafor as Presidential flagbearer

** Peter Obi is Labour Party’s only presidential candidate – INEC clarifies

** Edo govt suspends ASUU, other unions, orders resumption following students protest

** NLC strike: Court declares Kaduna commission of inquiry unconstitutional

** We will continue to respect, uphold our traditional system to achive a cohesive society – Makinde

** Taraba: Fear grips politicians over threats by bandits to launch attacks during campaigns

** Owo Church Attack: Death toll rises to 40, hospitals discharge 26

** Owo massacre : Afenifere reiterates call for state police, empowerment of Amotekun

** Don’t compromise quality, standards – Dangote Cement, SON admonish block moulders

** Gunmen kill four in Ondo, three days after they killed scores of worshipers in Owo

** Terrorists in helicopter’ kill 32, shell houses, church in Southern Kaduna

** Commercial motorcycles set ablaze in Lagos after rider kills pedestrian

** Chevron Kazmunaygas collaborate on lower carbon opportunities

** NIS boss decorates promoted senior officers with new ranks

** Gunmen kill six persons in Ondo

** Waste Disposal: Oyo Govt., Mottainai takes sensitization to Hausa Community

** Lagos residents attack commercial motorcyclists over pedestrian’s death

** Basic education: Nigeria may not achieve global agenda by 2030, UNICEF laments

** Zelensky wants Russia expelled from UN agriculture agency

** Thailand takes step towards legalising cannabis

** Premier League suspends Russia TV deal – Reportl

** Gattuso joins Valencia on two-year deal

** Liverpool confirm departure of Origi, Karius, five others

** Amidst struggle, Super Eagles beat Sierra-Leone 2-1 *******

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News Update, Sunday, 05/06/2022

** 11 APC Govs tell Buhari to cede power to South, as APC Northern governors back southern presidential candidate

** Meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari concluded, No to Consensus Candidate. Southern Aspirants to go for Elections

** APC overrules Presidential Screening Committee, says all 23 presidential aspirants are qualified

** APC Primary: Supporters organisé spécial prayers for Tinubu in Badagry

** Senator Godswill Akpabio Steps Down For Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

** Umahi withdraws from Presidential race, supports Lawan

** You always travel abroad when Nigeria has problem – Shehu Sani slams Buhari

** Buhari meets with APC presidential aspirants

** Tinubu Campaign Organisation appeals to the media to avoid sensational reportage

** Buhari’s Senior aide, Darazo, rallies support for Tinubu, says President was once victim of misrepresentation

** 2023 presidential election :
NNPP presents Kwankwaso as concensus candidate

** S’East killings plot to keep Kanu in detention perpetually – IPOB

** NNPP will redefine Nigeria through quality leadership and good governance

** INEC ‘ll no longer keep sensitive election materials with CBN- Chairman

** Bauchi gov wins PDP ticket for second term

** Selection of next Alaafin ‘ll be based on Alaafin Chieftaincy declaration – Makinde

** Ekiti Governorship race: INEC to deploy 3,346 BVAS, 10,269 polling officials

** Police confirm death of 2 gallant officers from bullet wounds in Enugu

** Lagos PDP protests cancellation and re-run of House of Reps primaries

** World Environment Day: Activists ask Soludo to secure climate adaptation funds

** Why Biafra agitation will continue to prevail – Ikpeazu

** Lagos Hajj pilgrims to pay lesser than N2.5m :

** FG’ll hasten traditional medicine adoption in orthodox practice – Ehanire

** Alternative Medicine: Mrs Buhari wants quick passage of TCAM bill

** Okada will not be banned in oyo but regulated – Makinde

** Mob kills vigilante for blasphemy in Abuja

** West African leaders discuss sanctions on juntas

** Hurricane Agatha kills 11, leaves 20 missing in South Mexico

** Ukraine War: “Hungry Africans, victims of the conflict”, says Macky Sall to Vladimir Putin

** Singer Shakira separates from footballer husband, Pique

** World Bicycle Day: Abia First Lady, FRSC advocate cycling to curb emission

** United will return to glory days – Ronaldo

** Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare showers encomiums on flamingos after world cup qualification *******

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News Update, Tuesday, 31/05/2022

** Methodist Prelate, Uche, others regain freedom

** Labour Party Convention: Peter Obi emerges Presidential candidate

** Pat Utomi steps down for Peter Obi at Labour Party presidential primary

** Oyetola releases N1.1bn for payment of pension

** Uzodimma, Ekweremadu, Adamu hold marathon meeting at APC secretariat

** Yoruba Ronu urges Southwest delegates to vote Tinubu

** Atiku meets Wike after presidential primary, begs for support

** Jonathan’s name missing as APC set to screen Tinubu, Amaechi, others

** Group faults South-East exclusion from PTDF scholarship interviews

** Court remands APC presidential aspirant, Okorocha over alleged fraud

** Alleged fraud: I’m innocent, says Okorocha as court orders remand till May 31

** EFCC uncovers another N90b fraud involving suspended Accountant – General

** NSCDC boss vows to end illegal operation, gets minister’s assurance for more govt. support

** Another explosion rocks Kabba in Kogi State

** Kabba explosion: We received 11 injured- Hospital management

** NECO extends 2022 registrations

** Nationwide blackout looms as electricity workers threaten strike

** Dambazau defects from APC, says it’s time to move on

** Jonathan jets to Italy as APC finalises plans for Convention

** Oyegun chairs APC Presidential screening panel

** Insecurity: Zamfara govt relocates NYSC camp to Gusau

** NPC begins masters’ training for trial census

** IPOB sit-at-home grounds Imo

** Hungary busts Israeli-led money-laundering ring

** Arsenal’s White withdraws from England squad

** My Bayern story has ended -Lewandowski

** Boehly completes Chelsea takeover

** Marcelo confirms Real Madrid exit after 16 years after Champions League victory *******

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Okada riders on rampage, set houses on fire in Abuja over death of 2 colleagues

Over 100 motorcyclists have reportedly attacked Same Global Estate in the Lokogoma area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja over the death of their two colleagues.

DAILY POST gathered that trouble began in the area on Sunday, when a motorist hit the Okda riders and ran into the estate for safety.

The attack, according to an eyewitness, was aimed at apprehending the motorcyclists who was trying to escape being lynched.

A police source told DAILY POST that the FCT command has taken over the area to enforce peace.

The command’s spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, could not be reached for comment as of press time.

Credit: Daily Post

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News Update, Friday, 27/05/2022

** 2023 elections’ll be fair, Buhari insists

** Tinubu set Ondo on path of prosperity, says Akeredolu

** Gbajabiamila cleared to contest sixth consecutive term

** 2023: I have offers to be Vice President — Gov Zulum

** Buhari travels to Malabo for AU extra-ordinary session

** 2023: INEC warns against dangers of monetization of Nigerian politics

** Niyi Akintola withdraws from Oyo guber race

** Sanwo-Olu declared winner of the Primary election

** Primaries: Only Sanwo-Olu cleared to contest APC governorship in Lagos – Electoral C’ttee

** Lagos APC: Why only Sanwo-Olu participated in primary – Electoral Committee

** 2nd Term: “I’m grateful to God, delegates, leadership of APC, Sanwo-Olu after Primary

** Lagos CP assures safety of journalists in Lagos

** PDP panel declares Adebutu as Ogun gov candidate

** Liman Isah Kantigi emerges Niger PDP guber candidate

** Again, Abba Kyari begs court to grant him bail over death threats in prison

** Muhammed Abacha won Kano PDP governorship primary

** Come to Macedonia and help us, APGA leadership begs Senator Abaribe
to join party

** Abba Kyari is safe in custody, no threat to his life ― Correctional Service

** Female APC aspirant
kidnapped on election day

** Group calls for inauguration of NDDC board

** Stella Oduah issues ultimatum to NYSC to retract scandalous statement or be sued

** Buhari departs Abuja for Malabo

** Drug Trafficking: Abba Kyari and six others reappear in court

** Abba Kyari alleges threat to life in prison, begs court to revisits bail application

** Supreme Court reserves judgement on 2022 Electoral Act

** Stella Oduah to NYSC – Provide counter evidence or admit letter is fake

** INEC lists challenges ahead of 2023 elections

** Jack Dorsey quits twitter board

** Strike: ASUU sympathises with varsity students

** Stella Oduah gives NYSC 48-hrs
hours notice to retract statement

** Yaman wins Kwara PDP Governorship ticket

** Biden to receive Korean boy band BTS at White House

** Fire destroys aid donated for Ukrainians in Greece

** 11 babies die in Senegal hospital fire

** Jose Mourinho’s Roma wins first Europa conference League

** Wimbledon to remove ‘Miss’, ‘Mrs’ from female winners’ names –Report *******

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Nigeria To Witness Lunar Eclipse On Monday – Astronomy Research Group Reveals

The Astronomy Research Group Lead, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Prof Augustine Ubachukwu, has said that Nigeria and some African countries will witness the first total Lunar eclipse of the year on May 16.

Ubachukwu, in an interview on Wednesday with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the second eclipse is expected to occur on November 8.

He explained that every month, the new moon passes roughly between the earth and the sun and then orbits to the other side of the earth to become a full moon.

“In an event of precise alignment of these three heavenly objects, either a solar or lunar eclipse occurs. A total lunar eclipse occurs when a full Moon passes through earth’s shadow in space and is often called the blood moon because of the characteristic red colour of the lunar surface during the event.”

“The moon’s orbit is tilted with respect to the sun’s apparent path through the sky and only very occasionally does a full moon travel through the earth’s deep umbra shadow to cause a total lunar eclipse.

“This great event will occur in the early hours of May 16, 2022, and would be visible in total phase from most parts of Africa, including Nigeria,” he said.

According to him, a larger-than-usual full moon will enter the centre of the earth’s shadow for well over 80 minutes.

“In Nigeria, the eclipse is expected to start around 2.30 a.m, reaching maximum at 5.11a.m, and then ends at around 6.30 a.m, a total of about four hours of the eclipse.”

“During the moon’s long journey through the earth’s shadow, light that will reach the lunar surface will first be filtered through the earth’s atmosphere. Short-wavelength blue light from the sun will be scattered by molecules in the atmosphere, while longer-wavelength red light mostly travels right through,” the Don said.

He added that the dominant colour of light seen on the moon for the duration will be red.

An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object or spacecraft is temporarily obscured by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer.


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“Late Alaafin of Oyo was poisoned” – Guru Maharaj Ji

A prominent spiritual leader, Guru Maharaj Ji, has alleged that the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who recently joined his ancestors, was poisoned.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that in an interview with BBC News Yoruba, published on Tuesday, Guru Maharaj Ji, who said he is deeply pained by the monarch’s demise, stated that Oba Lamidi must be resurrected. He however did not mention those behind the alleged poisoning.

Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, after the end of the Nigerian Civil War.

The Alaafin died at the age of 83 on the 22nd of April 2022 at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State,. His reign of 51 years is the longest reign of any Alaafin of Oyo in modern recorded history.

Credit: Daily Times Nigeria

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News Update, Monday, 09/05/2023

** SERAP sues Buhari, wants court to declare pardon for ex-govs Dariye, Nyame illegal

** House of Reps cancels Monday’s emergency plenary session as Speaker, others set to meet aviation regulators, airline operators

** Airline Operators suspend planned services withdrawal

** 2023 Presidency: You cant threaten us with breakup of Nigeria – Arewa Consultative Forum warns Southern politicians

** Be flexible with FG as negotiation resumes – NANS urges ASUU

** Kano APC crisis: Ganduje steps in, as party says Jibrin is ready for parley

** Jibrin’s resignation from APC had nothing to do with Tinubu – Campaign official

** Tinubu resolves Ganduje, Jubrin rift over Kano House of Reps ticket

** Wike pledges to eliminate banditry in Katsina, other states

** PDP fixes May 9 for North West Zonal Congress

** 370 statutory delegates must sign your forms, APC tells Osinbajo, Amaechi, others

** Tinubu, Osinbajo, Fayemi, Amaechi, Bello do not require 370 Statutory delegates for Nomination forms -. Study

** Lagos Govt. may takeover collapsed three-storey building site, penalize owner

** Ganduje annoints Deputy as preferred successor

** I was once a Bus Conductor, sold sachet water on streets of Mushin – Fayinka, Mushin APC Rep Aspirant

** Police arrest Prophet over fake prophecy in Edo State

** LERSA pledges support for deceased LASTMA official’s family

** Professor of Early Child Education, Adedeji Awoniyi Dies at 82

** Arthur Nzeribe dies at 83

** ASUU calls-off eight weeks warnings strike, to begin fresh indefinite strike

** Tambuwal calls for Godwin Emefiele’s resignation

** 2023: I consider being Nigeria’s president a demotion — Bishop Oyedepo

** NNPP will achieve great success in 2023 general elections — Senator Kwankwaso

** Again, bandits attack Zamfara, kill 48 persons

** Civil society group petitions EFCC over Gov. Okowa’s N150billion loan

** We cannot afford to be compromised, infractions must stop -Tanko

** JAMB to release first batch of UTME results on Monday

** Emefiele 2023 Indecision: ICPC replies HEDAS petition

** NDLEA arrest 2 pregnant women among drug traffickers at Lagos airport

** US Tech Firm to train 50000 Nigerian youths on competitive skills

** UEFA president says FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus could still be sanctioned

** Liverpool’s title hopes fade after Spurs stalemate

** Nadal acknowledges Alcaraz as his “replacement” after Madrid Open defeat

** Spanish teenager Alcaraz beats Djokovic to reach Madrid final *********

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Traditional Worshippers Protest Open Display Of Alaafin Of Oyo’s Corpse On Internet During Burial

The Traditional Worshippers Association of Nigeria, Oyo State branch has condemned the open display of the corpse of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, during the Muslim prayer session, saying it was against the tenets of traditional respect for a dead king.

The association disclosed this on Sunday in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Adefabi Dasola and Secretary, Dr. Fakayode Fayemi Fatunde respectively.

The statement noted that the late monarch never minced words in condemning the open display of any Yoruba Oba remains for any purpose while he was alive.

The traditional worshippers said it was disappointing to see the corpse of a revered monarch being displayed all over the internet.

They added that their protest against the disparaging act was to set the record straight that it was a disrespect for the dead monarch.

The statement read in part, “We send condolences to the children, widows, the Oyo indigenes, Yorùbá land in general and most especially, the Ṣàngó devotees worldwide who have just lost one of them. In fact, Oba Adeyemi was a true devotee of Ṣango and that was why he joined the ancestors on Sango Worship day.

“It is rather disappointing to have seen the corpse of our revered Alaafin being displayed all over the internet, it is saddening and we want this to be on record that we as a body are protesting this act, we do not want our children and grandchildren to question us in the future that we did not act or talk.

“The same disparaging act was witnessed during the burial of the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and we made our minds known as well. This is a trend that must stop or we will all be contributing towards the total annihilation of our tradition and culture, our Yoruba monarchs and kingmakers should please make efforts at remedying this malady.

“However, we extol the Ṣàngó devotees for being tolerant to allow the Muslims and Christians to do the initial prayers before the final rites commenced, it is a good sign of religious tolerance that we have been advocating.

“We also use the opportunity to enjoin all the Ọba in Yorùbáland to emulate Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi in the promotion of Yorùbá Traditional Religion which is the basis of the crowns on their heads.”

However, the group commended the maturity displayed by Sango worshippers during the burial, noting that it would go into history as worthy of emulation.

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Top Monarch, Alaafin Of Oyo, Is Dead

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on, a report by PREMIUM TIMES said.

Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler was brought to Oyo in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites began, palace sources revealed.

He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is expected to make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, the head of the ‘Oyo Mesi’, who will now lead Oyo before a new Alaafin is installed.

The monarch had been sick and a plan had been made to fly him abroad before he passed on late Friday night.

A source familiar with the medical travel plan said his tickets and those of a few wives were already procured.

His death came after the two other senior Oyo State monarchs – the Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi – died. 

All happened in less than five months.

A new Olubadan has been installed but the Soun remains vacant.

With the demise of Alaafin Adeyemi, it is now the turn of the Agunloye Ruling House to produce the next Oyo monarch. 

Adeyemi’s predecessor, Bello Ladigbolu, was from the Agunloye House.

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Fuel Tanker Explodes In Lagos

A tanker carrying Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol exploded in the early hours of Friday at the Alagbado, area of Lagos State.

The cause of the explosion is not known yet.

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Nigeria Failed Me, Says Man Who Lost Fiancée In Lagos-Ibadan Auto Crash

A tweep, Toyosi Olufade, in a thread on Friday, shared how he lost his fiancée in an accident last month in Ibadan.

Olufade chronicled the different roles that operatives of government agencies and fellow citizens played during the accident and afterwards.

Narrating his ordeal, Olufade said:

“I am an accident survivor (March 22 2022) and I have so much. Lost my fiancée, who was beside me (while I drove) one month ago at Tollgate Ibadan. I honestly lost a treasure. Dropping this right here because I will refer back to this incident for good.

“To the person who jumped from nowhere to the express and made us run into a trailer, God sees you even though you escaped (you can’t run from God).

“To FRSC officials who arrived at the incident with no first-aid till she gave up beside me while we were transited to the far located hospital and to people who took advantage of the situation to rob the accident car and steal while our lives were been fought for, thank you so much.

“To the Nigerian Police, who didn’t do the needful but was waiting for me to recover and still come to pay a huge some of money before I could retrieve the already damaged and write off(sic) car, thank you also.

“Nigeria failed me, Nigeria failed JOKE. It is still not the end yet because God has saved me for a reason I’m figuring out. No broken bones. No internal bleeding. Just some injuries, pains and a big loss.

“Can’t wait to honour you with so much success and manifestations JOKE. This situation has changed my entire life but all will be well at the end. I love youuuuuuu! Peace.”

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News Update, Wednesday, 13/04/2022

** APC National Chairman, Deputy resign from Senate

** 2023 presidency: Osinbajo meets APC Senators, House of Reps on Tuesday

** 2023: Osinbajo’s declaration unsettles Presidency

…As Buhari, aides weigh possible options

** Ortom charges Benue indigenes to rise up in self defence as Fulani herdsmen kill 23 in fresh attacks

** FG admits gaps in provision of health, social needs for older persons

** Reps bar President from appointing non-Customs officer as CG

** Utomi recommends candlelight, midnight song to tackle Nigeria’s challenges

** FG declares 15 & 18 April, as Good Friday, Easter Sunday, 2nd May, Workers’ day, 3rd, 4th May, 2022 for Muslim celebration.

** Appeal Court strikes out EFCC’s N211.3 million fraud case against Gbenga Daniel

** House of Reps approves repeal of 63-year-old Customs & Excise Management Act

** Kaduna Train Attack: Troops seize N60m ‘ransom’ from ‘Security’ operatives working for Bandits

** Reps Minority caucus commiserates with Senator Wabara over wife’s death

** Daddy told us that beating women is good, says late Osinachi’s son

** Nigerian Debt profile in excess of N50 trillion – Dr Muda Yusuf

** Show respect, withdraw from Presidential race’ Joe Igbokwe advises VP Osinbajo

** NSCDC deploys 2,418 officers for Easter celebrations in Delta

** Ogun First Lady lauds Ecobank’s support for Adire fabric industry, laments activities of counterfeiters

** 2023: Wike vows to tackle insecurity and hunger if elected President

** Ekiti 2022: Fayemi leads APC campaign council

** APC wins 31 LGs in Katsina election

** 2023: Osinbajo is ‘a pawn on the chessboard’ – Lagos APC

** 2023: APC denounces Osinbajo over Presidential bid, says he’s no longer a member

** FG insists barred SIMs won’t be unblocked without NIN linkage*

** 2023 Presidential Declaration: 3 S’West Govs caught between Osinbajo, Tinubu

**’ Ban on cows outside ranches takes effect April 27 —IPOB

** Fintiri seeks re-election for second term

** I am tired of ASUU strikes and disputes with the federal government -Ngige

** Nigerian Varsity students to stay at home for additional 6 weeks

** U.S inflation rises to 8.5% in March – Highest in 40 years

** Crisis-hit Sri Lanka defaults on foreign debt

** Russian-Ukraine War: Europe turns to Nigeria for gas

** Fernandinho announces exit from Man City

** Napoli, Juve directors face ban over Osihmen, others’ transfers

** Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick gets new FIFA assignment

** Drogba cleared to run for Ivorian FA presidency *******

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Blackout in Nigeria as national grid collapses third time in less than a month

The national electricity grid on Friday evening, April 8, collapsed for the third time in less than one month.

The grid first collapsed on March 14 at 10:40am leading to power outage across the country. Barely 48 hours later, the grid coll@psed again on March 15, resulting in blackout in communities across states.

Confirming the latest development in a statement on Friday, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of corporate communication, Kaduna Electric, said, “Dear Esteemed Customers, the management of Kaduna Electric regrets to inform you that the current outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to a coll@pse of the national grid.

The collapse occurred at about 18:29 pm this evening. Normal power supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is restored. We sincerely apologise for all inconveniences.”

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) also confirmed the development in a message to its customers on Friday night.

“Please be informed that there has just been a national grid coll@pse causing an outage in our franchise areas. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appeal that you bear with us while we await restoration from the TCN. We regret all inconveniences caused,” the message reads.

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News Update, Thursday, 07/04/2022

** Buhari elevates Mohammed Abdullahi from minister of state to minister of environment

** PDP consensus: Why I won’t step down for Atiku, Saraki – Fayose

** Court orders FG to comply with 35% affirmative action for women

** Buhari assents to Executive Order 11 on maintenance of public buildings

** Super Bazaar as APC fixes presidential expression of interest, nomination forms at N100m

** APC announces dates for presidential, NASS, governorship & Assembly primary elections

** Former President Goodluck Jonathan escapes death as two aides die in road crash

** Atiku reacts to ex-President Jonathan convoy’s auto crash

** Jonathan mourns two police officers killed in convoy crash

** Train attack: Kidnapped BOA director regains freedom from terrorists

,** “Refusal by PDP to zone presidential ticket offends party constitution”–Afegbua

** 2023: PDP zoning committee to submit decisions to NEC amid fresh hint

** Okechukwu mocks PDP for jettisoning zoning says buying vehicle tagged “no refund after payment”

** Insecurity: Reps urge Police to construct Divisional HQs in Oyo town

** Ortom’s clarifications: PDP zoning panel didn’t throw open presidential ticket; NEC to decide on report

** Soludo sets up Truth, Justice Committee, appoints Odinkalu, Bianca as Chairman, Secretary

** Ex-ANAN President, Sam Nzekwe,seeks more sensitisation against Naira abuse

** Adeboye’s son deletes post calling RCCG pastors ‘goats’

** Emir insists on genotype screening before marriage in Gombe

** Ramadan: Kebbi reduces working hours for workers

** NDLEA arrests notorious female drug supplier in Taraba

** National NURTW sacks MC Oluomo as Lagos chair; It is a big joke, says Oluomo

** COVID-19: FG lifts midnight curfew, crowd restriction at weddings, concerts, others

** FGC alumni honour the late Okunbo, open solar power project in Delta

** Drug trafficker arrested with 32,700 Tramadol in Adamawa

** Kaduna govt faults NBS report on Foreign Direct Investment

** Court shifts judgment in defection suit against Ayade till April 7

** Veteran fuji musician, Easy Sawaba is dead

** Small number’ of Ukrainian soldiers receive drone training in US

** US slaps sanctions on Putin’s daughters, Russia’s biggest banks

** Burkina Faso’s ex-president Compaore handed life sentence in absentia over Sankara murder

** EPL: Burnley fight back to defeat Iwobi’s Everton

** Champions League: Bayern Munich suffer shock defeat against Villarreal

** 2022 World Cup: Senate summons Sports Minister, NFF President for vandalisation of stadium *******

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News Update, Saturday, 19/03/2022

** Medical Check-up: Buhari returns to Abuja

** 2023: Group obtains PDP Presidential form for Atiku

** Nigeria effects court judgement allowing appointees contest elections while in office

** Senate approves Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Iwo

** Government fumes as thugs attack officials on House demolition exercise in Lagos

** Resignation of political appointees: Court upholds Buhari’s position on electoral act

** Governing councils of state varsities lack capacity to negotiate with our union- ASUU blasts Yusuf Ali

** Rep Akande Sadipe proposes 3-year validity for UTME results

** N17bn Racket: EFCC moves Obiano to Abuja after first night as ex-governor in Lagos custody

** Why I slapped Obiano’s wife — Bianca Ojukwu

** Feud: Lawyer demands arrest of Obiano’s wife, Bianca

** Obiano’s wife desecrated Awka land, must appease gods – Anambra monarch

** Court orders Malami to delete section 84(12) of Amended Electoral Act

** Lagos Head of Service announces appointment of permanent secretaries

** JAMB discovers one million ‘Illegal’ admissions

** All LASU First Class graduates to get automatic employment – VC

** Court orders public office holders to resign 30 days to election

** Prepaid meters to be developed in Nigeria to address metering challenges

** Court vacates order stopping APC convention

** Electricity tariff review looms, NERC insists action statutory every 6 months

** GenCos, NBET bickering degenerates, generation firms lampoon bulk traders

** MTN, Glo, Airtel Mull Tariff Hike For Nigerians, Blame High Diesel Price

** How gunmen attacked Ondo community, took away 4 year-old victims’ daughter

** Late Lagos GAC member begins final journey

** Pay attention to Lassa fever, cholera like you did COVID-19, NMA tells FG

** We”ll provide conducive environment for Nigerians who want to continue their education in Russia – Minister

** News of Hushpuppi’s fresh $.4 fraud in Prison Fake – U.S. Attorney-General

** How some Nigerian media were deceived by the scintillating (fake) news

** Chinua Achebe’s Son, Chidi, Wins US Bard Award in Medicine and Science

** Parents return from holiday to find son has gone to fight in Ukraine

** Russian troops shoot themselves in the legs to avoid fighting in Ukraine

** Bulgaria expels 10 Russian diplomats

** You’ll leave Kumasi with bucket of goals, Ghanaians taunt Eagles

** 2022 WCQ: Wilfred Ndidi injured ahead of Must Win Qualifier with Ghana

** Nigerians want to win every trophy – Eguavoen ******

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News Update, Wednesday, 16/03/2022

** Reps to investigate Lagos-Ibadan train fuel saga

** Court refuses to vacate order stopping APC’s convention

** Buni’s camp re-take APC secretariat as party crisis deepens

** Nigeria must support local scientists for development – Osinbajo

** APC pegs National Chairmanship nomination form at N20m

** Senate moves to repeal proceeds of crime bill 2022

** 2023: Tension, anxiety in PDP over zoning of Presidential ticket

** Akpanudoedehe returns to APC secretariat amid tight security jubilation

** Lagos Cooperative College partners UK’s Cooperative College on capacity building

** Ibadan Mogajis close ranks, appoint Ariori as head of Mogajis

** CIBN Partners ACAMB to Bridge Reputation Management gap in Nigeria’s Banking Sector*

** Land Dispute: Vigilante Member Killed As Gunmen Invade Delta State Community

** NURTW elders give national body seven days to withdraw MC Oluomo’s suspension

** Ebonyi Assembly declares seats of 3 PDP members vacant

** How gunmen killed DPO, others in Niger State

** NAF jet rains missiles at bandit leader’s ‘marriage feast’ in Katsina

** Gynaecologist gives reasons why young women experience early menopause

** UK Embassy suspends student, work visa applications

** Ukraine: Fox News cameraman killed from attack near Kyiv

** Ukraine: UK suspends student work visa applications in Nigeria

** Ukraine: 3 British Ex-Special forces troops feared dead in Russian blast

** Ukraine: NATO Leaders to Visit Kyiv As Capital Comes Under Fire

** Ukraine: Russia sanctions Biden, others, officially quits Council of Europe ******

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News update, Tuesday, 15/03/2022

**ASUU extends strike for 2 months

**Why we extended strike by eight weeks – ASUU

**ASUU strikes: Nigerians tired, youths frustrated, loosing interest in education — Experts

.**All Nigerian Airlines to shut down on Thursday over fuel scarcity – Airliner

**””Your arrogance crashed Naira from ‘N197 to N600’, plunged APC into crisis: PDP tells Buhari

**Buhari and I haven’t had any dispute in 7 years — Osinbajo

**Buhari exhibits arrogance in failure — PDP

**N2.6trn debt: Reps invite NNPC, NDDC, others for investigation

**Obaseki to Wike – PDP does not belong to you

**I will make you shed weight – Wike threatens Obaseki

**Wike speaks as if he has judiciary in his armpit, says Ebonyi govt

**Obiano dissolves cabinet ahead of March 17 handover

**Lagos APC swears-in 37 new executives.

**Without sentiments, ensure justice, equity and fairness in all operations – Lagos APC Chairman, Ojelabi charges new Exco

**Bagudu urges journalists to make national unity sacrosanct

**INEC releases final list of candidates for Ekiti gov

**DCP Abba Kyari’s wife slumps in Court

**My baby was not kidnapped – Mother of baby found in Courier Box

**Amotekun apprehends 8 suspected armed robbers

**MC Oluomo clarifies tickets sale order controversy

**Alleged drug deal: Court to rule March 28 on Abba Kyari, other’s bail applications

**Breastfeeding: UNICEF, WHO advocate end to promotion of infant formula

**Protesters seize London mansion linked to Russian oligarch

*”War: Russia will attack NATO soon – Zelensky warns

**Former US President Barack Obama tests positive for Covid19

**EU’s Borrell slams Putin’s “barbaric” invasion of Ukraine

**Ukraine: Pregnant woman, baby die after Russian attack on maternity hospital

**Elon Musk challenges Putin to fight, with Ukraine as the prize

**Nigeria vs Ghana: FIFA changes match officials’ line-up list

**Super Bowl champion Brady announces return to NFL’s Bucs

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News Update, Tuesday, 08/03/2022

** APC sacks Buni as Caretaker Chairman, replaces him with Gov. Sani Bello

** Why I replaced Buni, Sani Bello makes shocking revelation

** Fresh crisis rocks APC as Niger governor assumes party chairman

** Why APC can’t hold ordinary convention, by Wike

** Resettling displaced Nigerians In North-East urgent assignment – Osinbajo

** ASUU absent as FG inaurgurates panel for 2009 agreement

** Missing Lagos BRT passenger is dead – Police

** Police arrests BRT bus driver link to 22yrs lady’s death, recover Oluwabamise

** Court rule against Buhari, Malami, Lawan, others over Electoral Act

** Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Igboho finally released from Benin Republic prison

** Politicians behind killings, criminal activities in South-East, IPOB alleges

** Oyo is peaceful, secure for residents, outsiders – Makinde

** Gender-based violence: No perpetrator will be spared – Ebonyi govt

** Scores killed, many injured as suspected herdsmen invade Taraba community

** BRT operator finally speaks on death of Lagos fashion designer

** Probe, prosecute importers of adulterated fuel, group tells FG

** Court remands Abba Kyari in NDLEA custody

** Lagos warns residents against indiscriminate storage of petrol

** OAU student: I saw bloodstains on wall of room my brother lodged – Gbade Adegoke

** Vatican to send two cardinals into Ukraine to help refugees

** Ukraine: Russia will halt military operations if… – Peskov

** Over 125 firefighters battle blaze in London tower block

** Russia boycotts UN court hearing on Ukraine invasion

** Former Man United manager Frank O’Farrell dies at 94

** Mbappe injured in training, may miss Real Madrid clash -Report ******

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News Update, Wednesday, 02/03/2022

** National Assembly passes bills for devolution of powers

** ASUU Strike: Ngige updates Buhari, says FG paid N92bn to ASUU

** Buhari leaves Abuja for Nairobi, London for routine medical checks

** Reps reject bill for special seats for women in parliament

** Badagry deep seaport project begins June – Sanwo-Olu

** Lalong demands loyalty from new Permanent Secretaries

** APGA protests as 22,000 apply for Soludo’s jobs online

** Flee from cultism, drug abuse, NYSC warns corps members

** 2023: No former President will support Atiku – Afegbua

** Sanwo-Olu: We’ll deliberately push more development to Badagry

** Nigeria will be lucky to have Wike as President – Bala Mohammed

** Tinubu, Aregbesola moves to settle dispute

** Court gives Abba Kyari go-ahead to treat hypertension, diabetes

** Senate passes local government autonomy clause

** Experts meet on fire safety in high-rise building

** Senate passes financial autonomy clause for state judiciary and legislature

** ASUU Strike: After initial walk-out, education minister meets protesting students

** Senate rejects clause moving VAT to exclusive legislative list

** Many injured as hoodlums attack Imo police station again

** Senate grants states power to generate electricity

** Senate rejects life pension for presiding officers

** Oyo govt shuts down illegal tertiary institution in Oke-Ogun

** Nigerian students in Ukrainian border call for help

** Queen Elizabeth recovers from COVID-19, resumes to work

** We won’t fight Russian forces in Ukraine – UK prime minister

** Ukraine’s President applies for EU membership

** Ukraine vs Russia: Some Nigerian citizens refuse to return home- FG

** Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia to donate 70 fighter jets to Ukraine

** Germany to build the most powerful Army in Europe – Minister

** You cannot appoint Sole Administrator for Shooting Stars – LMC writes Oyo Govt

** Adidas suspends deal with Russian football federation ******

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Two Killed As Rival Cult Clash In Idumota, Lagos



It was gathered that clash involved hoodlums from Idumota, Balogun, Martins and Oluwole areas of Lagos Island.


It also affected trading and other commercial activities on the Island on Friday.


The hoodlums reportedly shot sporadically into different directions as they displayed assorted arms and ammunition.


Some shops were also said to have been shut down but security agencies on ground assured market men and women to open their shops.


But they only mounted positions to forestall any form of resurgence of violence or hoodlums returning to take advantage of the situation.

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Kidnapped UNIPORT students regain freedom

Four students of the University of Port Harcourt, who were kidnapped over the weekend, have regained their freedom.

Reports indicate that the students were returning from the Ahoada area of Rivers State before their abductors struck.

It was also gathered that the victims had escaped from the kidnappers, on Wednesday morning, when a team of security operatives invaded the hideout with heavy firepower and engaged the kidnappers.

The Public Relations Officer of the University, Sam Kpenu, while confirming the release of the four victims, said the students have since reunited with their families.

Kpenu noted that the students had, as part of their academic exercise, gone to the Orashi area (Ahoada) to conduct vegetation sampling for their final year projects but were apprehended and whisked away while returning to the school.

He said, “Four students of the University of Port Harcourt who were kidnapped last weekend have been released and reunited with their families.

“Gbaa Nenubari, Asumbo Elizabeth, Eze Chimezie, and Onosigho Augustine were abducted on their way from the Orashi River where they had gone for a vegetation sampling for their final year project and postgraduate research work.”

Kpenu hinted that while the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Owunari Georgewill, received the four students in his office, he (the VC) commended the men of the Nigerian Police Force, the Chief Security Officer of the University and his men and the entire security agencies of Rivers and Bayelsa states for their timely and prompt intervention which led to the freedom of the students.

The spokesman quoted the VC as saying, “We are happy that you are back unhurt and now reunited with your family and friends. We sympathise with you for what you went through at the hands of your abductors.

“We are glad to inform the public that two PhD students and two undergraduates, who were kidnapped, have regained their freedom.”

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor urged all staff and students to be security conscious at all times, reiterating the resolve of his administration to always put at the front burner the safety and well-being of all students of the institution.

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Suspected illegal miners arrested in Edo

The Edo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Wednesday arrested four suspected gold miners.

Aniekan Udoeyop, Commandant of the corps in the state, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in his office in Benin, the state capital.

He said the latest arrest brings to 14, the number of suspects arrested for illegal mining in the state in less than two weeks.

Udoeyop disclosed that three of the suspects were arrested on Monday and one on Tuesday at Ojirame in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state.

He stressed that the ban on mining earlier imposed by the state government was still in force and warned against its violation.

The commandant recalled that the ban was imposed by the government to avoid security challenges following the influx of strangers to the locality.

Udoeyop said that those arrested would be charged to court to serve as a deterrent to others who would engage in the illegal venture.

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Tension in Southeast as court delivers judgment today on Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial.

Justice Ben Anya of the High Court sitting in Abia State had scheduled Wednesday to deliver judgment on Kanu’s fundamental human rights suit against the Federal Government.

There is palpable tension in the Southeast ahead of the court ruling on a suit filed by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The suit initiated by Kanu’s Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, had prayed the court to declare the invasion of the residence of the IPOB leader in Abia State in 2017 as unlawful and an infringement on his constitutional right.

Kanu, in the suit, also urged the court to declare his rearrest and torture in Kenya last year as unlawful.

The suit, which Ejimakor filed in August, further sought the court to stop the Nigerian government from prosecuting Kanu, mandating the Nigerian government to release the IPOB leader, ordering the Nigerian government to tender an apology to Kanu, among others.

While the Southeast, Nigeria, and the world prepare for the court’s judgment, IPOB had relaxed its sit-at-home order on Wednesday.

Despite relaxing the sit-at-home, some hoodlums have hijacked and tried to enforce the order across the Southeast.

On several occasions, some people suspected to be IPOB members have enforced the sit-at-home order, despite the group’s warning.

But, the separatist group had severally denied that those behind such illegal enforcement are its members.

On Tuesday, some youths suspected to be IPOB members had invaded a Catholic Church in Onitsha, Anambra State.

However, Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor downplayed the possibility of violence after the ruling.

When asked by a reporter about the possibility of violence after the judgement, Ejimakor said: “No. Not at all. Not a chance.”

On the possible outcome of proceedings, Ejimakor said: “Honestly, I can’t predict the trajectory of the judgment. Even if I can, rules of court mandate that I shouldn’t, as such may amount to pre-empting the court.

“All I can say is that I have made the best case for enforcing Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights and against his extraordinary rendition.”

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Suspected robbers attack driver, hijack truck with goods

Suspected robbers have hijacked a truck loaded with goods belonging to Unilever company along the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode highway, Ogun State.

Police said the seven suspects were members of a syndicate who specialized in hijacking trucks on the expressway.

The suspects, who have been arrested by the police were identified as Onyegbuchi Nwafor, Idakole Benjamin, Ibrahim Musa, Abolade Shola, Ikem Ejimofor, Adebayo Jamiu, and Ayeye Edwin.

They were arrested following a distress call received at Odogbolu divisional headquarters on December 8, 2021.

At about 3am, the police got information that the gang had blocked the way to hijack a truck loaded with Blue Band products of Unilever Nigeria Ltd.

The robbers were said to have overpowered the driver and the motor-boy.

The duo were reportedly taken to the bush and they were tied down before their truck was driven away.

“On the strength of the distress call, the DPO Odogbolu division, SP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his patrol team to the scene, but the hoodlums had moved away from the scene before their arrival.

“They started tracing the hoodlums based on the description of the hijacked truck. Their efforts paid off when the truck was sighted at Nairaland area of the expressway moving towards Ijebu-Ode road,” the Ogun State Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Tuesday.

Oyeyemi said the police succeeded in arresting Musa Ibrahim, Shola Abolade and Edwin Ayeye while others escaped in a Honda space wagon car.

It was said that the fleeing members of the gang hired a lawyer and briefed him that police had unlawfully arrested some of their friends.

“On getting to the office of the DPO, the lawyer was told to produce those who briefed him about the case before those in police custody could be released.

“The lawyer there and then called them to come as the case is about to be settled. The duo of Nwafor Onyebuchi and Idakole Benjamin, who was later identified as dismissed police sergeants came around and they were subsequently arrested by the DPO and his men,” it was said.

The police spokesman said the suspects had confessed to being the ones who hijacked the Blue Band truck.

At the State CIID, the suspects had confessed that “they have so far hijacked four trucks loaded with different types of goods, such as pampers, Nutri C drinks, Blue band and Honey-well flour. The value of the hijacked goods so far is estimated to be N25,688,000.

“They confessed further that they have a readymade buyer, in one Alhaji Jamiu who lived in Kwara State. The said Alhaji Jamiu was traced to Erin-Ile in Kwara State where he was promptly arrested.

“Their major receiver and financier Ikem Ejimofor was traced to Jakande Estate, in Lagos where he was also arrested.

“While Alhaji Jamiu confessed that it was his truck the suspects used in blocking the road when the last truck was hijacked, Ikem Ejimofor on his part confessed being the receiver of all the robbed goods which he bought at a very ridiculous price.”

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspect must be arraigned in court without delay.