2023 Election: Ekiti, Ondo ex-Speakers deny endorsing Tinubu

Ekiti and Ondo States former speakers have dissociated themselves from the purported endorsement of the National Leader of the All-Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Almed Bola Tinubu to contest the 2023 presidential election. It will be recalled that it was reported earlier today, January 15, 2021 that former speakers of Houses of Assembly in the Southwest geo-political zone had, at a meeting in Ibadan on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 and attended by the current Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, resolved to draw massive support for the…

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Ogun State Police Raids Hotel, Discovers Hard Drugs And N2.2m

A raid conducted by the police at a hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital has led to the discovery of hard drugs and money. While speaking to journalists during the parade of the items in Abeokuta on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun said the operation was carried out in the early hours of Tuesday. It is speculated that the money discovered from the raid were made from illicit sale of the drugs. Items recovered from the scene included ₦2.2 million cash, millions of naira worth of illicit drugs comprising 110…

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Bobi Wine Claims Ugandan Election Is Rigged

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Friday claimed victory in presidential elections, rejecting as a “complete sham” early results that gave President Yoweri Museveni a wide lead. The election campaign was marred by deadly crackdowns by security forces on opposition candidates and their supporters. With 29.4% of votes from Thursday’s ballot counted, Museveni had won 1,852,263 votes, or 63.9%, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine had 821,874 (28.4%), the electoral commission said just after 11 am. Museveni, 76, is seeking a sixth term after almost four decades in power, and…

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Fani-Kayode Offers N1m To Anyone With A Clip Of Kukah Inciting Violence Against Muslims

It is most disconcerting when a handful of mischievous, reckless dangerous and hopelessly misguided religious zealots and ethnic bigots that ought to know better like the Sokoto-based Muslim Solidarity Forum issue threats and give quit notices and ultimatums to leading members of the Christian community like Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. This is disappointing and unacceptable and, if not handled properly, has the potential of leading to a major religious conflagration and crisis. I say this because Kukah is deeply loved by millions from all over the country and the Christian…

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3 LASU Students Tests Positive For Covid-19

The Management of the Lagos State University has shut down all hostels at the College of Medicine, LASUCOM, as three students have tested positive for Coronavirus disease. In a release by the Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Lagos State University, Ademola Adekoya, the institution said roommates of the students who tested positive and their associates are being tested. “In addition, stakeholders are also informed that: Roommates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested; the College already isolated the affected three (3)…

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Covid-19: FG Debunks Rumor Of New Lockdown

The federal government through the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, has debunked news that another lockdown is imminent in the country. The rumour started following the emergence of a purported WhatsApp message from a member of the PTF, which claimed there will be a total lockdown in Nigeria from next week. Mr Aliyu in a video shared on social media said information that the country may impose a lockdown due to spike in COVID-19 cases was not true. He said, “We are aware…

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Troop Kills 64 Insurgents; Retrieve Firearms

The Defence Headquarters has said that 64 insurgents were killed in Yobe State in one week during an encounter with troops. The DHQ spokesman, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, disclosed that the criminal elements met their waterloo at Gujba Local Government Area of the state and Gonan Kaji village along Damaturu-Buni Yadi Road during firefights with the troops. Addressing defence correspondents in Abuja on Thursday on the nationwide security operations from January 7-13, 2020, Enenche said firearms, ammunition and 10 gun trucks were also recovered from the terrorists.. “During the encounter…

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How Are Nigerians Surviving? – Olanrewaju Osho

The spiraling rate of inflation being foisted on the nation almost weekly by the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC government is seriously succeeding in ensuring that over 90% of Nigerians are now finding things very tough in their lives. Albeit the suffering and smiling endurance nature of Nigerians helps the pains to settle in nicely without causing any uprising amongst the population, the leaders ought to be asking the question “how are Nigerians surviving?” daily if they have any modicum of human feelings and conscience in them.…

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CAN Warns Against Threatening Kukah

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has cautioned those threatening the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah to stop their unlawful actions and also asked the security agencies to ensure the safety of the cleric. In a statement signed by CAN General Secretary, Rev. Joseph Daramola, the Christian body said: We have been watching the unfolding scenario since Bishop Kukah spoke his mind on the State of the Nation in his Christmas homily and how some groups of people have been threatening him with fire and brimstone while…

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