Oluwo makes U turn,accepts Osun traditional council’s decision ….as he tenders apology

The Oluwo of Iwo Land ,Oba Abdulrashid Adewale Akanbi Telu 1 ,has rescind his decision on the directive of the Osun State Council of Obas over alleged assault on his fellow monarch,Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa. Oba Akanbi in a statement issued and made available today to the journalists regretted his actions and pleaded with traditional council to forgive him. Read the statement in full : The Oluwo in Council regrets the unfortunate incidence that transpired between the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa and Oluwo of Iwo last week. We will also like to…

EXCLUSIVE: Osun to reverse controversial policies on school uniform, merger

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has concluded plans to reverse the controversial single school uniform introduced in the state in 2013 in the first term of his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola. Reclassification of the public school system and abolition of single-sex schools across the state are also part of the 26 issues to be reviewed by the Oyetola administration. Other issues to be reviewed include the introduction of ‘opon imo,’ otherwise referred to as tablet of knowledge, issuance of primary school leaving certificates, change of schools’ identities, ownership of Ladoke Akintola…

Man slumps, dies during hot sex after taking sexual enhancement drugs

A man, Paul Okwudili, has died during a sex romp in an hotel in Onitsha, Anambra State. According to available information, the 40-year-old man died at about on Monday while having sex with a lady with whom he checked into the hotel. The sex romp took place at Plus View Hotel. The lady was said to have dashed out of the hotel shouting for assistance minutes after they checked into the room and started love making. Okwudili, said to one of Ogboliolosi area, off Awka Road, Inland Town, Onitsha, was…

Gen. Buratai: Of Army Consultants and the Spread of Defamatory Information, By Yushau A. Shuaib

     I feel disappointed that after serving critical institutions in Nigeria, the system appears not able or willing to protect me from malicious, inciteful and false allegations that could possibly lead to the loss of my life… How come drawing attention to the sinister motivation behind such a grave matter as the false allegation of Boko Haram membership, which could possibly subject one to lynching, is being treated with levity? “My name sake, I commend your relentless counterinsurgency media campaigns against our enemies, on a pro bono basis without…

TIAMIYU KAZEEM : IGP orders DIG FCID to take over investigation       ….sues for Calm

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogbizi to, with immediate effect, take over investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Late Mr. Tiamiyu Kazeem in Sagamu, Ogun State on 22nd February, 2020. The IGP gave the order today, 24th February, 2020 while reviewing daily reports of major crime incidents across the country. ​Meanwhile, the IGP while commiserated with the family and friends of the deceased, calls for calm and assures that…

We’re committed to securing our children’s future –Oyetola ….receives Education Policy Review Panel’s report

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said his administration is resolved to repositioning the State for the betterment of all the citizens, stated that the state is committed to securing future of the children and those unborn. He said government remains committed to improving every sector as its policies and programmes were driven by citizens’ needs. Governor Oyetola stated these on Monday while receiving the report of the panel of the Education Policy Review Roundtable Summit at the Governor’s Office, Abere, Osogbo. The Governor  had earlier constituted the Panel…

Aisha Buhari,Ex First Ladies in attendance …..As Aisha honours late mother, Maryam Babangida

Former First Lady, late Mrs. Maryam Babangida, has been commended for being a trailblazer for first ladies in Nigeria. She was openly identified for her Better Life Programme for Rural Women, which served to awaken the consciousness of women.   According to Aisha Babangida, the Better Life Programme for Rural Women came with the scope of discussing relegation of rural women in discourse affecting national development and invisibility of positive actions towards causes favoring rural women. During an event organised by late Mrs Maryam Babangida’s Daughter, Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim Badamasi…

Gov Ayade appoints Tanimu Hassan, Rabiu Abdullahi as Special Adviser, Chairman Muslim Pilgrims’ Board

Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade has appointed an indigene of Kano, Alhaji Tanimu Hassan Rabiu as first-ever Special Adviser on Muslim Affairs in the seventeen states of Southern Nigeria. LEADERSHIP reports that only Edo and Delta in the previous administrations appointed Special Assistant on Islamic Affairs. Other states domicile Muslims and Islamic matters under the ministry or department of religious Affairs. Governor Ayade had during a meeting with some Muslim stakeholders after the victory reordered in his re-election promised to Promote the interest of the Muslims living in…

NSCDC personnel dies after writing promotion examination in Lagos

A female personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Lagos State, Inspector Basirat Olaonipekun, has died a day after writing her promotion examination. NSCDC Spokesperson in Lagos, Kehinde Bada, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday. Bada said Olanipekun died on Saturday after writing the examination at the Ikeja Police Collage on Friday. She said: “She was ill and came for the promotion examination. “It happened after the examination. “She collapsed and was rushed to the Police Hospital at the College, where she…

Gov Umahi sacks two aides over alleged murder, orders their arrest

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has sacked two of his aides allegedly involved in murder during the Peoples Democratic Party councillorship primaries on February 21. The governor also directed the Ebonyi State Police Command to arrest the two aides for possible prosecution. The directive was contained in a statement signed and issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, in Abakaliki on Sunday. Ugbala said the affected aides are: Uche Ibiam, the Coordinator of Ubeyi Development Centre of Afikpo North Local Government Area, and Ibiam Ogbonnaya,…