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Lagos Speaker, Obasa Loses Father

— Obasa  By Adeola Idris  Father of the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, is dead. The Speaker made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele. According to the statement, Pa Suleimon Atanda Obasa, a  businessman passed on in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 83. He is survived… []

Nigeria’s Internet Usage Falls First Time In 11 Months

Nigeria’s internet usage dipped to 694,804.54th terabytes (TB) in February, according to new data from the Nigerian Communications Commission. This marks the country’s first internet usage decline in eleven months (since April 2023), when total usage stood at 556,540.42 TB. This represents a 3.70 percent decrease from January’s 721,522 TB. The fall in internet usage occurred despite the marginal increase in broadband penetration and mobile… []

Eid-el-Fitr: FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Holidays

— Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo By Bunmi Onakan Federal government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10, 2024 as holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebrations. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government in a statement on Sunday signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Aishetu Ndayako. The minister congratulated all Muslim faithful for… []

Reactions As Online Pencil Artist, Daniel Regha Displays Picture Of Elon Musk

— Daniel Regha,  Elon Musk (caricature) and Elon Musk (real photo) By Bunmi Onakan  Controversial Online Pencil Artis, Daniel Regha has elicited reactions online as he attempts to make a stunning drawing of the famous billionaire businessman, Elon Musk. Daniel Regha posted an effort at a pencil drawing of Elon Musk on the microblogging platform X. He displayed the pencil drawing he attempted and the actual picture of Elon Musk. While sharing the photo,… []

How NSCDC Discovered Illegal Petroleum Refinery Site In Imo

— NSCDC officers on duty By Adeola Idris  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has discovered in Egbema West of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State illegal petroleum refinery site with massive capacity. A statement yesterday, from the spokesman of the security agency, Afolabi Babawale read: “In a swift response to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Commandant General, Dr Ahmed… []

Alibaba Condemns EFCC Over Bobrisky, Questions Justification Behind Crossdresser’s Arrest

— Alibaba  By Bunmi Onakan  Following the arrest of popular Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s ace comedian, Alibaba, has reacted. It was earlier reported that Bobrisky was apprehended in Lagos State on Wednesday night for mishandling naira notes. The crossdresser was arrested for spraying and damaging the currency notes at an event. Reacting to the development, Alibaba took to his Instagram page and… []

Police Arrests Suspected Kidnappers After Grabbing Four Staff Of A Firm, Demanding N300M

– Nigerian Police on duty  By Adeola Idris  The Rivers State Police Command said it has arrested four suspected kidnappers after they grabbed four staff of Lujo Heights Homes Management on January 19, 2024. This was as the police further declared that it had arrested a notorious cultist and kidnapper known as Godfrey Odum. Odum was implicated in the abduction of Precious Chukwu, a student… []

Kidnappers Kill Edo Bank Manager After Collecting N8m Ransom

– Bayo Otobo  By Adeola Idris  It was gathered that his body was found in the bush after ransom payment. Mr John Otobo, the manager of Union Bank, Igueben branch in Edo State, has been reportedly killed by kidnappers after they allegedly collected N8m ransom. Details of the incident are still sketchy at the time of filing this report but it was gathered that his… []

One Of The Abducted Ogun Church Worshippers Regains Freedom

— Police on duty  By Bunmi Onakan  The Ogun State Police Command has announced that a member of the Celestial Church of Christ, Oriyarin Parish, Mowe in Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of the state, Oladapo Oluwaseyifunmi, who was kidnapped on Thursday, has regained his freedom. The police had, two days ago, confirmed the abduction of Seyifunmi and Oluboboye Abiola who were kidnapped from the church… []

Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Paul Akintelure Is Dead

– Paul Akintelure  By St. Johnson Adegboyega  Renowned politician and of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Paul Akintelure, is dead. Before his untimely demise, Akintelure had raised concerns about both direct and indirect threats to his life. He had expressed hope that the situation would improve over time but sadly, it escalated as the APC governorship primary election… []

Gunmen Kill Two Police Operatives In Imo

– A Nigerian Police officer  By Bunmi Onakan Two police operatives in Imo State, South-east Nigeria have been killed by unknown gunmen. The police spokesperson in the state, Henry Okoye, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. Mr Okoye, an assistant superintendent of police, said the hoodlums attacked some operatives while they were on patrol duty in the early hours of Saturday, killing two of… []

Kogi Guber: Supreme Court Dismisses Order Barring SDP’s Ajaka from Inspecting Election Materials

– Ododo, Ajaka By St. Johnson Adegboyega The Supreme Court has upheld the order of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja which granted the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the November 2023 election in Kogi permission to inspect election materials. Recall that the apex court had stayed the execution of the orders of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, setting… []

Senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi Dies At 70

– Senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi By Adegboyega Johnson  A chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in North Central Nasarawa State, Senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi is dead. According to our source the former senator, who represented Nasarawa West for 12 years in the Nigerian Senate died on Sunday, 10th March, 2024. He was aged 70. Sodangi served as the Chairman of the Campaign Council… []

Breaking: Tragedy In Ekiti As Assailants Kill Two Traditional Rulers, One Escape 

  – Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji By Adeola Idris  Pandemonium struck in Ekiti State on Monday evening as two top traditional rulers, the Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olushola and his contemporary Elesun of Esun Ekiti in Ajoni, Ikole Local Government Area, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsakin were brutally murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen…. []

Ododo: We Have Absolute Confidence In The New Governor of Kogi State To Deliver Dividends Of Good Governance -Tinubu

– Ododo and Tinubu during the campaign in Kogi State By Bunmi Onakan  Kogi State Governor, Usman Ododo, Saturday has been sworn-in in Lokoja, capital of the state following his victory in the the Off-cycle gubernatorial elections slated for November 11, 2023. Ododo, a member of the All Progressives Congress(APC), succeeded Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor. In an unprecedented decision, the newly sworn-in governor of… []

Aregbesola Lambasts Davido’s Father, Deji Adeleke Says Brother’s Death Has Affected His Mentality

– Deji Adeleke, Rauf Aregbesola By Adeola Idris  The coming by-election for Osun West Senatorial has entertained a war of words as former governor Rauf Aregbesola lambasted Dr Deji Adeleke, saying the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke has affected the mentality. “I heard that Deji Adeleke said he is fighting with me. How can he be fighting with me? The death of his brother has… []

Fashola Reveals Benefits He Gets As Lagos State Former Governor

– Babatunde Fashola By Adeola Idris Former Minister of Works and Housing and ex-Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola clarified that his sole government financial benefit is a monthly pension of N577,000 as a former Lagos State governor. Contrary to speculations, Fashola affirmed that he does not receive billions of naira from the federal government, addressing these rumours during his appearance on the Arise TV… []

Osimhen Voted Man Of The Match As Super Eagles Revive AFCON 2023 Ambitions With Win Over Hosts, Côte d’Ivoire

– Super Eagles jubilating  By Steven Taiwo Nigeria’s Super Eagles revived their fourth Africa Cup of Nations title on Thursday evening after defeating hosts country Côte d’Ivoire 1-0 to join Equatorial Guinea at the top of Group A. A lone 55th minute penalty converted by on-field captain, William Troost-Ekong, gave Nigeria victory against the Elephants who won their opening game against Guinea-Bissau on Saturday. African… []

Chief of Defence Staff Is Not dead- DHQ

– Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa By Adeola Idris  Contrary to the widely spread news that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has died, the Defence Headquarters has denied the report. A report by a newspaper had claimed the Defence Chief had passed away. However, the DHQ in a post on X on Tuesday said the Defence Chief is well and… []

Trouble Looms As Plateau Assembly Speaker, Deputy Resign

– Plateau State House of Assembly Complex By Adeola Idris Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon Moses Thomas Sule and his deputy, Hon Gwottaon have resigned their positions. The member representing Pankshin North, Gabriel Dawang, was subsequently elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. Hon Timothy Dantong, representing Riyom constituency, emerged the new Deputy Speaker of Assembly. Although the details… []