Monthly Archives: June 2018

Reggae Star, Ras Kimono, Dies At 60

Nigerian reggae icon, Ras Kimono, is dead. He died on Sunday morning at the age of 60. Kimono reportedly took ill on Saturday on his way to the US. Friends rushed him to a hospital in Ikeja from where he was transferred to Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi. According to several  biographical sketches, Kimono served a long apprenticeship on the Nigerian ...

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Ihiala Monarchs, Leaders Of Thought Endorse Enyimba For Senate, Anambra South Zone

…any Ihiala person that does not support Enyimba is a saboteur – Igwe Isseke Raymond Ozoji, Awka The 10 traditional rulers of Ihiala Local Government Council and their presidents-general have unanimously endorsed Dr Anselm Enyimba as their choice candidate for Senate, Anambra South Senatorial Zone. They also called on all citizens of the 10 communities that make up Ihiala Local ...

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Ijaw Youths Condemn Killing Of 4 Persons In Bayelsa By Military

The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has condemned the killings of four persons during a military invasion of Oluasiri community in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. During the incident, which occurred last Thursday,  a mother and her six-month-old baby, as well as two other persons were reportedly killed by soldiers during a security ...

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SERAP To CCB, ICPC: Prosecute Deputy Speaker Over Alleged N1.1bn Water Contract Scam

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has asked the Acting Chairmen of both the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) “to jointly investigate allegations of incompatibility, apparent conflict of interest and abuse of office involving Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yusuff using his personal company to win ...

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Obasanjo: Lai Mohammed Disobeyed Me By Replying, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disobeyed him by replying the letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo against the administration. This is even as he said that he had stopped his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina from replying the letter because of Adesina’s age. The president explained the reasons ...

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Ekiti 2018: Time To Save Fayose From Himself

By Segun Dipe Mark my words, Ayodele Fayose, the two-term accidental Governor of Ekiti State, is seriously troubled and fidgeting as the governorship election inches closer in the state to signal the end of his reign. Mark Lawrence may have had him in mind when in his award-winning book, Prince of Fools, he wrote that “It is often said that cowards ...

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Lagos Declares June 12 Public Holiday

…State’ll continue to celebrate MKO Abiola,  entrench ideals of democracy – Ambode The Lagos State Government on Saturday declared June 12, 2018 as public holiday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 Presidential elections adjudged to be have won by the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO)Abiola. The State Governor,  Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode in a statement signed by the Secretary ...

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(Breaking)Criticism Of Buhari: My Life In Danger – Obasanjo Cries Out

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has cried out over alleged plans by the incumbent government to intimidate and blackmail him over his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. In a statement made available to NewsProbe today, the media aide to Obasanjo, Kehinde Akinyemi, said impeccable security sources alleged that Chief Obasanjo’s name was on their Watch List and that the ...

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Osinbajo’s Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Abuja

The helicopter that brought Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo to the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, could not take him back to the villa as it was said to have made a forced landing about 30 seconds after take-off. Osinbajo had been invited as the Special Guest of Honour to a ceremony that saw the graduation of 40 ...

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Offa Bank Robbery: Police Have Received My Response To Allegations —Saraki

…IGP doing an excellent job,  says el-Rufai  The brick-bats between Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and the Police over Offa bank robbery continued, yesterday, as the former said the latter had received his response in written form. Saraki’s tweet came barely 24 hours after the Police insisted, Wednesday, that he must appear in person to answer questions over his role ...

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