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Businessman jailed for N2.5m fraud

Businessman jailed for N2.5m fraud Businessman jailed

A Kano-based businessman, Mustapha Babangida, was sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of N250,000 fine on Monday, Juanuary 7, for defrauding a fellow businessman, Obi Bartholomew, of sums totaling N2.5 million. Justice Ibrahim Karaye of the Kano State High Court handed down the sentence after pronouncing Babangidan guilty of a one-count charge of […]

Ambode promises to support education of 11-year-old who drew Macron within two hours

Ambode promises to support education of 11-year-old who drew Macron within two hours Macron

Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, has promised to support the education of 11-year-old hyperrealist artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan. Olamilekan hit the limelight earlier in the first days of the month when French President Emmanuel Macron visited Nigeria and made a stop at the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Afrika Shrine. While having a swell time […]

EFCC arrests six Yahoo boys

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters, also known as ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ in one of their hideouts at Kubwa area, Abuja. The suspects are: Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee Frank, Osahon Scott, Efe Ehieorobo and Peter James. The operation, which was carried out on May […]

Gunmen attack: NAF beefs up security around helipad

Gunmen attack: NAF beefs up security around helipad

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has beefed up security at its landing site at Igbogene, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. This followed an surprise attack on the site by unknown gunmen on Sunday. According to sources in the Bayelsa State capital, stern-looking air force personnel were seen checking people and vehicles moving around the helipad. […]

Don condemns ‘abduction’ of God by religionists, scholars

Don condemns ‘abduction’ of God by religionists, scholars

By Jide Jegede A religious peace and conflict studies expert, Kehinde Ayantola, has berated efforts by adherents across religious groups and scholars to appropriate God to themselves and their respective religious beliefs, describing the act as abduction of God. Ayantola, a professor of religious ethics, sociology of religion and religious peace and conflict studies at […]

Stray bullet kills teenage girl as Oyo conducts LG poll

Stray bullet kills teenage girl as Oyo conducts LG poll

An eighteen-year-old girl was killed at Idi Oro, Ekotedo area in Ibadan by a shot allegedly fired by an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) during the Local Government election held across Oyo State on Saturday. The girl identified as Kofoworola Abubakar was said to be a student of St. Bridget […]

Uk joins Ebola fightback as four more cases are reported

Uk joins Ebola fightback as four more cases are reported

The UK has joined the international effort to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola as four new cases of the highly infectious disease have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The total number of known cases now stands at 25 and includes two health workers who came into contact with people who […]

APC Ward Congress: Ajimobi mounts pressure on National Secretariat, Congress C’tee

APC Ward Congress: Ajimobi mounts pressure on National Secretariat, Congress C’tee

By Sikiru Akinola Four days after the conduct of the ward congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, Governor Abiola Ajimobi is mounting pressure on the national headquarters of the party as well as the congress and appeal committees’ panels to accept his people as the ‘duly’ elected ward executives It would […]

How 82-year-old woman with dementia gets her memory back

How 82-year-old woman with dementia gets her memory back

Recently, an 82-year-old woman who suffered from dementia, who couldn’t recognize her own son has miraculously got her memory back after changing her diet. When his mother’s condition became so severe that for her own safety she had to be kept in the hospital, Mark Hatzer almost came to terms with losing another parent. Sylvia […]

Ajimobi, others shed tears as burial rites of Adeyemo, Oyo Speaker, held

Ajimobi, others shed tears as burial rites of Adeyemo, Oyo Speaker, held Adeyemo

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, fought back tears on Thursday while speaking at a Special Parliamentary Session held in honour of the late Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Michael Adeyemo, who died of severe heart attack last Friday. Ajimobi, who was joined by the late Speaker’s family members, colleague lawmakers from across […]