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Independence Day: Buhari lied, exposed disconnect between his govt, Nigerians – Afenifere
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Independence Day: Buhari lied, exposed disconnect between his govt, Nigerians – Afenifere

The Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being dishonest to Nigerians. Reacting to Buhari’s Independence Day broadcast, Afenifere the president has further exposed the disconnect between his government and Nigerians. Afenifere said the “picture painted by Buhari of the Nigeria situation was at variance with what is on ground.” In a statement by its spokesman, Jare Ajayi, the organization said: “The 61st Independence broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 1, 2021, further showcases the dishonesty on the part of those governing the country and the disconnection between them and the people they govern.” Ajayi also compared Buhari’s current speech with that of last year. He said: “In the 16th paragraph of hi...
Murder of Anambra ex-monarch triggers war of words between APC, APGA
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Murder of Anambra ex-monarch triggers war of words between APC, APGA

Last Friday’s gruesome murder of the former traditional ruler of Mkpunando community in Anambra East LGA, Alex Edozieuno and his driver, Chukwuemeka has triggered an altercation between the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). APC had raised the alarm over plots by some top government functionaries in the state, to eliminate selected leaders of the party, claiming that the late Edozieuno was also its member. But the APGA in its reply through the state governor, Willie Obiano Accused the APC of politicizing the death of the former monarch. In a press conference by the Director-General of the Andy Uba campaign organization, Mr Paul Chukwuma and the state party chairman, Mr Basil Ejidike on Sunday, the duo said some leaders of the party in ...
Niger State Revenue Board shuts AEDC, eight banks over debt of N456m
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Niger State Revenue Board shuts AEDC, eight banks over debt of N456m

The Niger State Board of Internal Revenue has sealed off the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and eight banks over tax liability to the tune of N456m. The Executive Chairman of the board Mohammed Madami Etsu in a press statement made available to newsmen in Minna said the exercise was conducted in line with the provisions of the relevant Tax laws. Some defaulting organisations Etsu revealed are AEDC Plc with the debt of N45.8m, Aloe Vera International Hotel (N3.9m) and Rashida Restaurant (N3.2m) respectively. The Chairman noted that all efforts made by the Service to enable the defaulting organisations pay their respective tax liability failed to yield a positive result. The chairman then called on other debtors to pay their outstanding tax liability to avoid seali...
We won’t recognize your anti-grazing policy – Miyetti Allah tells Southern Governors
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We won’t recognize your anti-grazing policy – Miyetti Allah tells Southern Governors

Herders under the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore have said they will not recognize the Southern governors' anti-grazing deadline, describing it as 'satanic.' The group said this just as the September 1 deadline set aside by Southern governors for the banning of open grazing draws near. The herders said the planned policy had been overtaken by events, declaring the group's support for Nigerian government’s plan to revive grazing reserves, grazing routes and facilitate ranching in all the states. In an interview with Leadership newspaper, the national secretary of the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore, Saleh Alhassan, said members of the organization would not recognize any anti-open grazing policy in the country. “We don’t recognize anti-grazing law. Nobody can do anti-grazing policy in Nige...
Nigerian Politicians Order Release Of Crime Suspects Through Phone Calls – Former DSS Director Reveals
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Nigerian Politicians Order Release Of Crime Suspects Through Phone Calls – Former DSS Director Reveals

Dennis Amachree, a former Assistant Director at the Department Of State Services, on Friday, said that some Nigerian politicians create problems for the country, according to SaharaReporters. He lamented that politicians often order the release of any arrested suspects of national crime. Speaking at the 'Sunrise Daily' morning programme by Channels Television, Dennis said the political class limits the operations of intelligence operations by making orders for the release of crime suspects via phone calls. According to him, the independence of intelligence agencies including the DSS, could make security outfits more effective while discharging their constitutional roles. "The thing I know is that the intelligence community is solid in this country but what impedes them in carry...
Grazing routes: Igbo youths warn lawamker backing open grazing
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Grazing routes: Igbo youths warn lawamker backing open grazing

The Igboayaka O. Igboayaka-led Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), a socio-cultural group, has warned members of State Houses of Assembly in Igbo land that are plotting and executing the plan of total open grazing law should drop the idea or face the wrath of angry Igbo youths from their various constituents. The warning comes on the heels of the recent directive by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for the review of 368 grazing reserves in 25 states. OYC in a release sent to DAILY POST on Tuesday, called on state lawmakers from the southeast region to urgently pass the anti-open grazing bill into law in Igboland to save lives and property or be recalled. The Igbo organization also urged them to emulate their Rivers State counterparts that have acted on the request o...
Afghanistan: US military to establish alternate routes to Kabul airport amid ISIS terror threat
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Afghanistan: US military to establish alternate routes to Kabul airport amid ISIS terror threat

The US military is establishing "alternative routes" to Kabul airport because of a threat the terror group ISIS-K poses to the airport and its surroundings, it has been revealed. ISIS-K is a self-proclaimed branch of the terror group, ISIS, that first emerged in Syria and Iraq. While ISIS-K share similar ideology and tactics with ISIS, the depth of their relationship with regards to organization and command and control has never been entirely established. On Saturday, August 21, US President Joe Biden met with senior officials to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan and counter-terrorism operations against ISIS-K."There is a strong possibility ISIS-K is trying to carry off an attack at the airport," a US defense official told CNN. It is believed the terror threat is p...
Facebook Block Taliban’s WhatsApp Accounts
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Facebook Block Taliban’s WhatsApp Accounts

Social media giants, Facebook have reportedly blocked WhatsApp accounts linked to the Taliban after the Islamic group forcefully seized power in Afghanistan and sought to use the messaging service to help it govern. "The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organization policies," a Facebook spokesperson told AFP. According to the Financial Times, Facebook shut down a WhatsApp hotline the Taliban had set up to receive complaints about violence and looting. A WhatsApp spokesperson said in an email to AFP that the company is required to follow US sanctions. "This includes banning accounts that appear to represent themselves as official accounts of the Taliban. We're seeking more informatio...
Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence – Pastor Faith Oyedepo
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Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence – Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Few days after her husband said any woman who is a feminist shouldn't think of getting married , Mrs. Faith Oyedepo, wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, has said any woman or women's organization that attempts to question the position of man in a family should be seen as one under a demonic influence. According to Mrs. Oyedepo, women are expected to be in subjection to their husbands in everything. She shared this thought on her IG page. She wrote ''Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence. God expects that just as the Church is subject to Christ in everything, even so, women should be in subjection to their husbands in everything.''
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard makes Olympic history as the first trans woman to Compete in Weightlifting event
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New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard makes Olympic history as the first trans woman to Compete in Weightlifting event

New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard has made Olympic history as the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Games. The 43-year-old, who transitioned in 2012, was competing in the 87kg+ category but failed to record a single valid 'snatch' lift in Tokyo. She crashed out of the Olympics today after making history as the first trans woman to compete in a solo event. She overbalanced on her opening weight of 120kg, taking the bar behind her shoulders. Hubbard's second effort of 125kg was ruled invalid on a majority decision by the referees. The third attempt was almost a repeat of the first, ruling Hubbard out of medal contention. The milestone comes 18 years after the International Olympic Committee first created a policy to allow transgender athletes to participate. Rather t...
Germany’s Olympic football team walks off the pitch over ‘racial abuse’ from Honduras player in warm-up tie ahead of Tokyo 2020
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Germany’s Olympic football team walks off the pitch over ‘racial abuse’ from Honduras player in warm-up tie ahead of Tokyo 2020

Germany's Olympic soccer team walked off the pitch during a friendly match against Honduras after one of the German players was racially abused, according to the German Football Association (DFB). "The game has ended 5 minutes early with the score at 1-1. The Germany players left the pitch after Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused," tweeted the DFB. Torunarigha, who is Black, plays as a defender for Germany. The Honduran Football Federation did not respond to CNN's request for comment via email and phone, but the organization said in a tweet that the "alleged racial insult" had been a "misunderstanding" on the pitch. The match against Honduras took place in Wakayama, Japan, and was the final practice for the German side before their first Olympic match on July 22, acco...
Arrest Fulani herdsmen especially Miyetti Allah leaders same way you arrested Nnamdi Kanu – Governor Ortom tells Buhari
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Arrest Fulani herdsmen especially Miyetti Allah leaders same way you arrested Nnamdi Kanu – Governor Ortom tells Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest armed Fulani herdsmen especially Miyetti Allah leaders same way IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested. Ortom who disclosed that Kanu was arrested in a foreign land, alleged that Miyetti Allah have allegedly admitted carrying out violent attacks in Benue state. Insisting that he he has no problem with the arrest of the IPOB leader, he added that the fight against terrorism and other crimes would only be seen to be unbiased if armed herders who have been killing innocent citizens are also apprehended. According to him, it was disheartening when he heard Miyetti Allah calling Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist, even though he is fighting for the liberation of his region. He stressed that Miyetti Allah is a t...
Court reinstates Osun High Court’s Justice Oloyede
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Court reinstates Osun High Court’s Justice Oloyede

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Tuesday reinstated Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede of the Osun State High Court. DAILY POST recalls that Justice Oloyede was unjustly retired by the National Judicial Council (NJC) in 2016. Her retirement came when she was petitioned by the Osun Civil Societies Coalition for her failure to conduct herself in a manner preserving the dignity of her office, impartiality and independence of the Judiciary. The NJC, in suspending Justice Oloyede, stated that it found that she had conducted herself in a manner inimical to the dignity of her office as well as impartiality and independence of the judiciary when she sent a petition against then Governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, and his deputy to the State House of Assembly. She had als...
Nnamdi Kanu: Obiozor-led Ohanaeze dismisses statement by faction, threatens ‘impostors’
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Nnamdi Kanu: Obiozor-led Ohanaeze dismisses statement by faction, threatens ‘impostors’

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by George Obiozor says it has not issued any statement on the re-arrest and re-arraignment of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Alex Ogbonnia, the National Publicity Secretary released a rebuttal on Wednesday. The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation told the public to ignore the reaction by “impostors”. His reaction was coming after the Secretary-General of Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, issued a statement on Kanu’s arrest. Ogbonnia warned mischief makers peddling the name of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to achieve selfish gains to desist from the shameful misadventure. Ogbonnia noted that silence on the part of the leadership would mean giving validity to “fallacy”. “Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Ambassador Professor Geo...
Osun LG Polls: Democracy Vanguard threatens court action over caretaker Committees
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Osun LG Polls: Democracy Vanguard threatens court action over caretaker Committees

A pro-democracy group, Democracy Vanguard, has threatened to drag the Osun State Government to court if it went ahead to constitute caretaker committees instead of conducting elections at the local government level in the State. Speaking Wednesday on a radio programme in Osogbo, its Osun State Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Olowu stated that his organisation would not subscribe to the constitution of caretaker committees. Olowu noted that the election at the local government level was a constitutional matter and that a delay meant that the Nigerian Constitution was no longer supreme. He maintained that the position of the state government was not genuine and cannot hold ground. While accusing political leaders in the country of not taking elections at the local government level ...
You lack jurisdiction to criminalize Twitter suspension- FG tells ECOWAS court
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You lack jurisdiction to criminalize Twitter suspension- FG tells ECOWAS court

The federal government has told the ECOWAS court that it lacked the jurisdiction to criminalise the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria as the suspension of the operations of Twitter in Nigeria is not a right recognised under any treaty enforceable by the ECOWAS court.   The Federal government stated this in a preliminary objection filed to challenge the suit by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and 176 concerned Nigerians over its directive to prosecute those violating the suspension.   The Federal government argued that the court lacks the jurisdiction to “determine the criminalisation of an act under Nigerian laws”. It said Twitter is a microblogging site, and not “an organisation of any member state”.   Part of the Federal government...
Las Vegas Raiders DE Carl Nassib top-selling NFL Jersey at Fanatics in day Since Announcement
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Las Vegas Raiders DE Carl Nassib top-selling NFL Jersey at Fanatics in day Since Announcement

In the 24 hours since he became the first active NFL player to come out as gay, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib's jersey has been the top-selling item across the league, according to Fanatics. Nassib, 28, made the announcement Monday in a video posted to Instagram from his house in West Chester, Pennsylvania. In the video, Nassib says, "I just want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay. I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, I've got the best family, friends and job a guy could ask for. I'm a pretty private person so I hope you guys know that I'm really not doing this for attention. I just think that representation and visibility are so important." Fanatics,...
Gaza violence Restarts as Israel Fires Airstrikes at Hamas targets after fire balloons are dropped on Israeli territory
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Gaza violence Restarts as Israel Fires Airstrikes at Hamas targets after fire balloons are dropped on Israeli territory

Israel’s Defense Forces(IDF) launched a series of airstrikes into Gaza after a balloon attack sent incendiary devices floating into southern Israel. The balloon attacks sparked nearly two-dozen fires in Israel. The strike which happened early Wednesday morning local time, June 16, targeted Hamas military compounds, according to the IDF. Explosions lit the night sky above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli forces shelled the Palestinian enclave. The targets were used by Hamas' Khan Yunis and Gaza Brigades for "terror activities," according to the IDF. The unrest comes after an Israeli nationalist march in East Jerusalem that celebrated the 1967 capture of the city. "The Hamas terror organization is responsible for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip, and will b...
Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott Gives Away Another $2.7 Billion to charity
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Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott Gives Away Another $2.7 Billion to charity

MacKenzie Scott, the philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced that she's making a new round of donations to charity. MacKenzie, who is now married to Dan Jewett after her 25-year-old marriage to Amazon CEO crashed, made the announcement Tuesday, June 14, in a Medium blog post. Scott and her husband Dan Jewett, donated $2.74 billion to 286 organizations that focus on the arts and combating racial discrimination. This marks Scott’s third major round of donations. She gave away nearly $6 billion in 2020 to 500 organizations. Scott is also a signee of the Giving Pledge, promising to give away half of her fortune to charitable causes during her lifetime, or after her death. This most recent donation brings her givings to more than $8.5 billion worth of ...
MURIC blasts Makinde for protesting against Buhari
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MURIC blasts Makinde for protesting against Buhari

Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has slammed Governor Seyi Makinde for joining the June 12 protest in Ibadan. The organisation also blasted the South West for joining the June 12 protests against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Nigerians in some parts of the country, particularly the South West, marked the June 12 Democracy Day on Saturday, with demonstrations. MURIC frowned at the protests, referring to the protesters as certificated ingrates, rebellious subjects and articulated enemies of peace. MURIC argued that the protesters have no moral ground to protest on June 12 since it was President Muhammadu Buhari alone who gave official recognition to that day when all past rulers had refused to do so. The organisation’s po...
FG Should have Sued Twitter not Ban its use – Falana
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FG Should have Sued Twitter not Ban its use – Falana

Human Rights lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has faulted the Federal Government's suspension of Twitter operations in the country. The senior lawyer who was a guest on the Wednesday edition of Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, said government is not permitted to resort to self-help in a constitutional democracy. Falana stated that what this implied is that government is supposed to have “sued Twitter if the organization refuses to respond positively to the concerns of the government”. He added that the lawsuit should have been filed in the United States of America or in Ghana where the microblogging service provider has its African headquarters.
Cameroon vs Nigeria: Rohr Confirms Players that will Start Tuesday’s Friendly
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Cameroon vs Nigeria: Rohr Confirms Players that will Start Tuesday’s Friendly

  Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that the trio of Ahmed Musa, Francis Uzoho and Valentine Ozornwafor will start against Cameroon in Tuesday’s international friendly. Rohr stated this after the team trained on Monday at Wiener Neustadt Stadium. He was answering questions on the changes he will make, as Nigeria faces the Indomitable Lions for the second time within four days. Musa came on in the second half to replace Kelechi Iheanacho in the first game, while Uzoho was left out for Maduka Okoye. “There will be some changes in the team, Francis Uzoho will be in goal, [Ahmed] Musa will start because he is fit, we lost Troost-Ekong so Valentine [Ozornwafor] will come in for the first time. “There matches are made to test some players who have ...
All IPOB Members Will Be Dealt With – IGP Baba Vows
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All IPOB Members Will Be Dealt With – IGP Baba Vows

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba has emphasized that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) remains proscribed in Nigeria. This is as he added that no Nigerian is expected to be a member of the group since according to the law of the country, IPOB is a banned organization. He vowed that in the spirit of curbing rising insecurity in the country, IPOB and its activities will be curtailed by security agencies. The Police boss made the declaration on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Abuja shortly after he was confirmed by the Police Council. Baba also condemned the cases of attacks on security formations and public institutions in the southeast, vowing that perpetrators will be brought to book. He said: “There are peculiarities, like I said before, in the Sout...
Leaked Documents Show US Considered Using Nuclear Weapons against China to Defend Taiwan in 1958
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Leaked Documents Show US Considered Using Nuclear Weapons against China to Defend Taiwan in 1958

  US Military planners pushed for the White House to prepare plans to use nuclear weapons against mainland China during the Taiwan Strait crisis in 1958, newly leaked documents have confirmed. The documents, first reported on by the New York Times, reveal how Washington went as far as discussing about using nuclear weapons to deter a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, despite knowing China will possibly fire retaliatory nuclear strikes on US bases. The new information was provided to the Times by Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg was the whistleblower in 1971 who leaked the Pentagon Papers that detailed the US government's duplicity in its handling of the Vietnam War. "US first use of nuclear weapons should not be contemplated, prepared, or threatened anywhere, under any circu...
US Sprinter and 1968 Olympic Activist, Lee Evans Dies in Nigeria
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US Sprinter and 1968 Olympic Activist, Lee Evans Dies in Nigeria

US sprinter and activist, Lee Evans, who wore a black beret in a sign of protest at the 1968 Olympics, has died at the age of 74. The San Jose Mercury News reported that Evans’ family had started a fundraiser in hopes of bringing him back to the US from Nigeria, where he coached track, to receive medical care after he suffered a stroke last week and was unconscious in a hospital. The USA Track and Field confirmed Evans death on Wednesday, May, 19. Evans was an assistant track coach at Odegbami’s International College and Sports Academy and had coached on and off in Africa since the 1970s. Segun Odegbami, a former Nigerian soccer great also confirmed his death to San Jose Mercury News, saying:“Suddenly he’s not here. All those dreams are not fulfilled. It is so painful.”...
Those who shame single mothers can shut up because they are not God – Nigerian woman who remarried after surviving “domestic violence” shares her story
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Those who shame single mothers can shut up because they are not God – Nigerian woman who remarried after surviving “domestic violence” shares her story

A Nigerian lawyer and mother of three, Ovularia Ragnar Adannaya, has shared her personal story of domestic violence, how she got out of an alleged abusive marriage, went back to school and remarried years later. Taking to Facebook on Sunday, May 16, Ovularia, who has been married to her second husband, Tunde, for 13 years, said she shared her story to encourage divorcees, and to shut the mouths of those who shame single mothers. Read below: "I am sharing this story to encourage every divorcee out there. I am also sharing this so that those of you who derive joy in shaming single mothers can keep shut cos you're no God. "I am a survivor of domestic violence; After 9years with 3 children and repeated attempts to escape, I left with nothing but my 3 c...
Police Denies Reports Claiming Schools in Abuja have been Shutdown over Fear of Bandit attack
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Police Denies Reports Claiming Schools in Abuja have been Shutdown over Fear of Bandit attack

The FCT police command has dismissed reports claiming schools in the capital city have been shut down over fears of bandit attacks. Reports have been rife on social media that the Nigerian Law School and Veritas University in the Bwari Area Council, as well ass other schools, have been shut down over fear of Bandits or Fulani herdsmen attacks. Speaking to Vanguard, a senior Police Officer who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed that contrary to reports in the media, Veritas University has been on vacation after its first session programs were rounded up since the 3rd of May 2021. The source said the same thing applies to the Nigerian Law School. According to the source, the police authorities have put in place various security strategies of protecting all schools in the ...
All the Adults in that video will definitely spend more time in prison than Baba Ijesha, this is clearly a setup – Yomi Fabiyi speaks more on CCTV footage of Baba Ijesha molesting a minor
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All the Adults in that video will definitely spend more time in prison than Baba Ijesha, this is clearly a setup – Yomi Fabiyi speaks more on CCTV footage of Baba Ijesha molesting a minor

Actor Yomi Fabiyi who had earlier accused his colleagues of being "malicious" over no "clear-cut evidence" of Baba Ijesha molesting a minor before his arrest, has now described the recently released CCTV footage of the actor being caught in the act as a "setup". Fabiyi in a post he shared claimed that setting someone up is a criminal offence, and those behind it will spend more time in prison that Baba Ijesha because a minor is involved. He also called on the Lagos Commissioner of Police to "balance" because embassies and organizations are watching. See his post below;
India’s Covid-19 Variant Found in 17 Countries as Death Toll Passes 200,000 
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India’s Covid-19 Variant Found in 17 Countries as Death Toll Passes 200,000 

India's coronavirus death toll passed 200,000 on Wednesday April 28, with more than 3,000 fatalities reported in just 24 hours, as the World Health Organization warned that a variant of Covid-19 to be contributing to a surge in cases in India has been found in 17 countries. A total of 201,187 people have now died, 3,293 of them in the past day, according to health ministry data, although experts suspect that the true toll is higher. India has now reported 18 million infections, an increase of 360,000 in 24 hours, which is a new world record. This month alone the country has added almost six million new cases. The rapid rises in cases have been blamed on a new virus variant as well as mass political and religious events, which has overwhelmed hospitals with dire shortages of be...
Taraba: SWAN Urges Ishaku to Appoint Substantive Director of Sports
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Taraba: SWAN Urges Ishaku to Appoint Substantive Director of Sports

  Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, has been urged to tread the paths of his colleagues, by appointing a substantive Director of Sports, has been made by the national leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) The leadership of SWAN, who made the call via it deputy National Deputy President, Abubakar Sadiq Moyoyo, while playing host to the Taraba state Executive of the association, Tuesday in Jalingo, said it has become necessary for the state government to fashion out measures that would produce a substantive Director of sports in the state. Also expressing dismay at the poor performance of the state contingents to the just-concluded National Sports Festival in the state that prides itself as the Heart Beat of Nation (Edo), he believe...
Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000
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Phone Scam: Nigerian man arrested in US for allegedly conning 80-year-old woman out of $31,000

A Nigerian man, Dexter Enwerem has been arrested in Norwish, Connecticut in connection with an international phone scam crime organization. Enwerem, 34, of 29 Ward St., Norwich, was charged with first-degree larceny and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond, according to a Norwich Police Department news release Wednesday, March 24. Police began investigating a complaint in September 2020 from someone who said their 80-year-old mother-in-law sent money to “unknown individuals for the benefit of ‘helping the homeless.’” “The victim sent gift cards to suspects totaling $13,500 and an $18,000 money order to a suspect identified as Norwich resident Dexter Enwerem,” the release reads. “After a thorough investigation by Detective Scott Meikle, it was determined Enwerem was part ...
Elderly Man allegedly Caught Raping 8-year-old girl in Abia Community
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Elderly Man allegedly Caught Raping 8-year-old girl in Abia Community

An elderly man has been arrested after he was caught raping an 8-year-old girl in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. The suspect was caught by Amaekpu youths led by their president, Stormy Stainless. According a short statement posted by the organization on Sunday, March 21, the suspect lives opposite a guest house in Ohafia.
Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says
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Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says

Kaduna state government has said that no fewer than 937 people were killed by bandits in the state in 2020. The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Wednesday, March 10. Aruwan who made a presentation of the 2020 Security report before traditional rulers, members of the civil society organizations, and the media at the Government House in Kaduna, said that despite the challenges, the government in collaboration with security agencies is working hard to bring the problem to an end. Aruwan said out of the number of casualties, the Igabi Local Government Area of the state has the highest figures of 152 deaths followed by the Zango Kataf local government with 114 deaths. In Kaduna, the activities of bandits have no doubt ...
Cuppy Astounds Viewers in Maiden Edition of the Cuppy Foundation Gold Dust Conference
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Cuppy Astounds Viewers in Maiden Edition of the Cuppy Foundation Gold Dust Conference

On Thursday, February 11th, 2021, the Cuppy Foundation held its much anticipated virtual conference, ‘Cuppy Gold Dust’  live on YouTube. It was hosted by founder, Nigerian-born DJ, artist and producer, Cuppy.  The conference was a follow-up from the Gold Gala which was held in 2019 and detailed the activities of the Cuppy Foundation in the past year with the funds raised. It featured keynote addresses and panel discussions from members of the foundation’s key partner, Save The Children, Mr. Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save The Children UK, and members of other notable charity organizations in Nigeria gave first-hand accounts of how much they have been able to achieve in the past year with help from The Cuppy Foundation. They shed light on the challenges faced and how much more work needs to b...
Veteran Sports Reporter, Pedro Gomez Dies ‘Suddenly’ at 58
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Veteran Sports Reporter, Pedro Gomez Dies ‘Suddenly’ at 58

Veteran ESPN SportsCenter reporter, Pedro Gomez died on Sunday, February 7. He was 58. James Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN, and Sports Content confirmed his death in a statement saying, “We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away.” He continued, “Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized. More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family and all who love him at this extraordinarily difficult time.” “Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach and mentor,” the Gomez family said in a statement. “He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer. He died unexpected...
Ebola Virus Kills Woman in Democratic Republic of Congo Three Months after Last Case
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Ebola Virus Kills Woman in Democratic Republic of Congo Three Months after Last Case

A new case of Ebola has been identified near the city of Butembo in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), three months after it was announced that the "last ebola patient" in the country had recovered in Equateur. The country's health ministry said the woman who showed symptoms on 1 February in the town of Biena, North Kivu,  died in hospital in Butembo two days later. She was married to a man who had contracted the virus in a previous outbreak. Health minister Eteni Longondo told state television RTNC;   “It was a farmer, the wife of a survivor of Ebola, who showed typical signs of the disease on February 1. “The provincial response team is already hard at work. It will be supported by the national response team which will visit Butembo shortly." The New E...
AU Needs to  be Reformed to Stay Relevant – Buhari
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AU Needs to be Reformed to Stay Relevant – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the reformation of the structures and operations of the African Union. The President who spoke during a virtual intervention at the ongoing two-day 34th Summit of the AU, also congratulated elected members of the African Union Commission, 2021, which include the Chairman, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chad, and Deputy Chairman, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Rwanda. According to President Buhari, AU would become stale except it becomes more result oriented. A statement released by Buhari's media aide, Garba Shehu read; President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a comprehensive reform of the structures and operations of the African Union, to make it more functional in meeting targets, warning that the organization would become stale, except it become...
US Finally Backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for Next WTO Director
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US Finally Backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for Next WTO Director

The Biden administration on Friday, Feb 5, said the U.S. would support Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, hours after South Korea’s trade minister stepped out of the race. The Biden administration’s decision is the last hurdle standing in the way of Ms. Okonjo-Iweala assuming the top job at the WTO, after South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee pulled out. Last year, Ms. Okonjo-Iweala was supported by a majority of WTO members, but the Trump administration backed Ms. Yoo, saying she was better qualified. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement Friday: "Dr. Okonjo-Iweala brings a wealth of knowledge in economics and international diplomacy from her 25 years with the World Bank and two terms as Nigerian Finance Minister....
Fear grips Delta communities as mysterious disease claims 15 lives within two weeks
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Fear grips Delta communities as mysterious disease claims 15 lives within two weeks

There is palpable fear in Ute-Okpu and Idumuesah communities in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State over the outbreak of a ravaging mysterious sickness which has claimed not less than 15 lives within 18 to 25 years age bracket in the last two weeks.   Expressing concern over the mysterious death, the Delta State Government, however, assured residents that it would do everything possible to curb the disease.   The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye gave the assurance on Sunday, November 1, when he led a team of public health officials including two representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) to Ute Okpu in Ika North-East Local Government Area with the view to unravel the mysterious disease.   According to the Com...
“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou
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“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou

Guardiola is in the last six months of his current contract with Manchester City, and this week Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu announced he will be stepping down as president following the club's failures on and off the pitch last season.   Barca presidential candidate Victor Font also announced he wanted to bring Guardiola back so as to arrange a reunion between the 49-year-old and Lionel Messi. "It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation, and most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club - like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Carlos] Puyol," Font told Sky Sports earlier this we...
We Run A Staff-Friendly Organization – Inner Galaxy Steel
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We Run A Staff-Friendly Organization – Inner Galaxy Steel

The Inner Galaxy Steel Company Limited has refuted allegations of running a “modern day slave camp” in its facility at Umuahala, Obuzor Asa, Ukwa West LGA, Abia State. The company has gone ahead to produce a series of documentary evidence by way of photographs and archive materials dating back to its first year of operations in 2015, showing its culture of maintaining a healthy atmosphere for staff who are mostly Nigerian citizens. The company last week had come under heavy attacks on social media for what a particular social media account holder termed unfair labour practices and unhealthy environment. The individual who operated under a pseudo name also displayed a photograph of someone he claimed was a staff of the company whose back was lacerated from strokes of the cain. But I...
World’s Rarest Species of Gorillas Pictured with Babies in Nigeria
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World’s Rarest Species of Gorillas Pictured with Babies in Nigeria

Photos have been released for the first time in years showing a group of the world's rarest species of gorillas with babies in Nigeria. Seven Cross River gorillas including infants were pictured at the Mbe Mountains Community Forest in Cross River by the Wildlife Conservation Society in May and June. The WCS in Nigeria, an international non-governmental organization, said the pictures were captured by camera traps in the mountains. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Cross River gorillas are the world's rarest great ape and extremely wary of humans following a long history of maltreatment. Experts have hailed the sighting as a "positive sign" for the breed and said no babies have been caught on camera before. A team of 16 eco-guards has reporte...
Seven Nigerian Journalists Die Within 7 Days
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Seven Nigerian Journalists Die Within 7 Days

Seven Nigerian journalists have died in Nigeria within the last seven days. The journalists, who work with different media organizations in Nigeria, died of different ailments. On the list are Dan Foster (Cool FM, Inspiration FM, City FM and Classic FM), Hugo Odiogor (former Editor at the Vanguard), Xavier Ndayongmong (Crime Editor at Daily Independent), Nkiruka Udoh (Crime and Defence Correspondent at AIT), Naomi Uzor (Business Desk at the Vanguard), Aramide Praise Oikelome (the Media Project and Independent Newspapers), and Azeez Ozi Sanni (Cartoonist at The Nation). Dan Foster died on June 17. His wife Lovina confirmed to Channels TV that he was tested for COVID-19 and the result came back positive one day before his death. Mr. Hugo Odiogor, is a popular foreign affairs ...
Infectious Disease Bill: CSOs threaten massive protest if bill is passed
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Infectious Disease Bill: CSOs threaten massive protest if bill is passed

Civil Society groups under the aegis of Citizens Coalition Against Impunity and Injustice have threatened a massive protest if the National Assembly does not allow the views of Nigerians concerning the infectious diseases bill to count. Speaking at a One-Day Civil Society/Media Round table on the Infectious Disease Bill currently been debated at the National Assembly, held in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, supported by Equity International Initiative, an Executive Director with the organization, Comrade Chris Iyama, said the lawmakers were the people’s representatives and should listen to them. Iyama said that the lawmakers should consult widely with their constituents to know what they feel before passing the bill, otherwise, it may be efforts in futility. “The lawmakers wer...
Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category
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Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammy awards on Wednesday June 10 announced a number of changes to its category names, including changing "urban contemporary" to "progressive R&B." The announcement was made amid growing criticism of the term “urban” which generalized genres including hip-hop and R&B, belittling the innovation of black music. The Recording Academy said the changes had been made to ensure its awards were "inclusive and reflect[ed] the current state of the music industry".   The statement read in part; “The renamed category is intended to highlight albums that include the more progressive elements of R&B and may include samples and elements of hip-hop, rap, dance, and electronic music. It may also incorporate production ele...
Yiaga set to Deploy 500 Observers for Ondo, Edo Governorship Polls
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Yiaga set to Deploy 500 Observers for Ondo, Edo Governorship Polls

Towards ensuring that the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo are given optimal coverage, Yiaga Africa has disclosed that it will be deploying 500 observers for the polls. While stating that observers will also be recruited to monitor procedures at the collation centres across all local governments within the two states, the organization said that the aim was to ensure timely and accurate information about the election process to voters and stakeholders. The Executive Director, Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, stated this on Saturday during a virtual meeting held to engaged journalists in the two states on Yiaga Africa’s election project; Watching The Vote, WTV, and its plans for the upcoming elections even as citizens vote amidst COVID-19. The ...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $3Million to Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Know Your Rights’ Camp
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $3Million to Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Know Your Rights’ Camp

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, donated $3 million to Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp. The Know Your Rights Camp is an organization established by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and it is dedicated to empowering people of color. Recall that Kaepernick's NFL career ended because he took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality suffered by Black men and racial injustice. His action later sparked kneeling protests across the country. Following the death of George Floyd and the protests it sparked, Dorsey donated to Kaepernick's organization to support the fight against racial injustice. Dorsey said he gave "$3mm to Colin @Kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through ...
Minneapolis Public Schools unanimously vote to terminate its contract with the city’s Police Department over George Floyd’s death
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Minneapolis Public Schools unanimously vote to terminate its contract with the city’s Police Department over George Floyd’s death

The Minneapolis Public Schools have ended their decades long relationship with the city’s police department in response to the death of George Floyd. The school board voted unanimously at a meeting on Tuesday June 2nd to terminate MPD’s contract to use officers to provide school security. According to the New York Post, Minneapolis Public Schools will stop any further talks with the police department, with Superintendent Ed Graff expected to come up with a new plan for school safety before the board’s next meeting on August 18. “We cannot continue to be in partnership with an organization that has the culture of violence and racism that the Minneapolis police department has historically demonstrated,” Nelson Inz, one of the school board members, said. “We have to stand in soli...
Trump Threatens to Permanently Pull Funding From WHO and Reconsider’ US Membership
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Trump Threatens to Permanently Pull Funding From WHO and Reconsider’ US Membership

President Donald Trump on Monday May 18, threatened to permanently pull US funding from the World Health Organization over the Coronavirus pandemic. In a four-page letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, the US President criticized the stages of the body's response to the outbreak of the disease since December. Trump insisted that the international health agency shares the responsibility for the large number of deaths in the crisis and further threatened to pull US funding permanently and also reconsider US membership in the organization, if it does not commit to “major substantive improvements” within 30 days. The US President who disclosed that talks on reforming the WHO had already begun, had earlier called the UN health body a "puppet of China". The...
Coronavirus: MURIC Cautions Mosques against Reopening
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Coronavirus: MURIC Cautions Mosques against Reopening

Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has cautioned Islamic authorities in Nigeria against the reopening of mosques, amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The advice was contained in a statement issued by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, 18th May, 2020. A few states in the country, including Borno and Gombe, have relaxed the ban on religious gatherings, granting permission to mosques and churches to reopen, though with strict guidelines on physical distancing and maintaining proper hygiene. However, Akintola said such steps have to be taken with caution. He said; “There are reports that some state governments have given the green light for the opening of mosques. This may not be wise enough.” “We must be on the...

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