Monthly Archives: April 2023

Like Mamu, like Abdulsalami and the Billion Naira firefighter. By Hassan Gimba

In a moive normally seen in Hollywood spy thrillers, Tukur Mamu, publisher of Kaduna-based Desert Herald and an aide to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a popular Islamic cleric, was arrested in September last year at the Cairo International Airport on his way to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj, and detained for 24 hours before he was repatriated back to Nigeria. Perhaps Mamu’s arrest …

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Uti Ukani I of Obudu Kingdom, HRM Joseph Davies-Agba, OON Is Dead

The paramount traditional ruler of Obudu Local Government Area in Cross River, Joseph Davies-Agba, is dead. The passage of the Monarch was announced in a statement by his son, Kjay Jedy-Agba, on Sunday in Calabar. “It is with a heavy heart that I communicate to you the passing away of my beloved father, His Royal Majesty, Joseph Davies-Agba, OON, the …

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16 brunt to death in Osun road accident. By John Dike

No fewer than 16 people were said to have been burnt to death in a road accident that occurred in Odeomu, Osun State Friday night A resident of Odeomu, Fatai Lasisi, who was close to the scene of the accident, said the two vehicles involved had a collision. Lasisi said a commercial Mazda bus coming from Osogbo had a collision …

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INFERNO AT OONI’S PALACE, CAUSED BY POWER SURGE.

A building apartment within the courtyard of the Palace Of The Ooni Of Ife was at about 11:30pm yesterday engulfed in flames of fire incident triggered by power surge which exploded through electrical appliances in the affected apartment. The inferno did not spread beyond the affected building located at a section of the palace premises as it was swiftly put …

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RTEAN Boss Disagree With Transport Commissioner Over Transport Fare. By Chris Mark Yenagoa

The Chairman Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) Comrade Oyinkuro Ereboh, has reacted to a statement by the Commissioner for Transport Bayelsa State, Mrs Grace Ekiotene, directing all transporters to reduce transport fare from all routs in the state. The directive came after the incident that occurred where a commercial trycycle operator stabbed his passenger to death due to …

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Federal Government Postpones Population And Housing Census

The Federal Government has again postponed the 2023 Population and Housing Census. A credible source said the decision was made yesterday after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman of National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra. The source said the postponement was made due to the challenges the commission is facing to seamlessly carry out the exercise.However …

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10th NASS: Coalition Urges Members-elect To Cede Deputy Speaker to South South Christian lawmaker…Drums Support For Hon. Francis Waive. By Saheed Badmus

A coalition of Civil Society Organizations under the aegis of Progressive Parliamentary Support Alliance (PPSA) on Thursday urged all Members-elect in the 10th Assembly to unanimously cede the position to a Christian lawmaker from South South region. The Coalition’s position was contained in a statement jointly issued by its Chairman, Hon. Bala Mohammed and Secretary, Hon. Boboye Akinrefon and made …

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Fake investor docked for duping businessman to the tune of N4.2. By John Dike Osogbo

Osun Osun Police Command has dragged a 50-year-old fake investor, Sola Adekanbi, before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly defrauding a businesswoman of the sum of N4,280,000,00. Police Prosecutor, Anifowoshe Saheed, told the court that Adekanbi pretended to be an investor before obtaining the money from one Oluwumi Ajayi. He said that the accused committed the offence sometime …

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Group Enjoins Bayelsans To Vote For A Candidate With Pedigree

by Emele Chime A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Diaspora 4 Diri (D4D), has enjoined Bayelsans to vote candidate with pedigree. The call, which was made by the group’s founder, Dr Rosalyn Dressman, while chatting with journalists to lend her voice to the Bayelsa youth match/rally for Gov Douye Diri, added that the state needs more of a pen holder than …

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