Yoruba Nation: Lagos police charge Tajudeen Bakare with Jumoke Oyeleke’s murder

One of the 48 Yoruba Nation protesters arrested by the police, Tajudeen Bakare, has been charged with the murder of a sachet water seller, Jumoke Oyeleke. The sachet water seller reportedly died from a stray bullet during the Yoruba self-determination protest held on July 3 in Ojota, Lagos. The 48 protesters who were arrested on the same day were charged before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu. This is according to a statement signed by the Communications Manager, Ilana Omo…

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Alleged sexual assault: Again, court adjourns Baba Ijesha’s trial

The Lagos State Special Offences Court in the Ikeja area on Monday, adjourned till Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the alleged child molestation case against embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha. The PUNCH gathered that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the matter till tomorrow after the counsel for comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, played primary evidence against the embattled actor. The court sent reporters out before playing the video clip which was said to have captured Baba Ijesha while allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl in the care of…

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Supporters throng Beninise court as Sunday Igboho faces ‘extradition charges’

Many supporters of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, gathered in their large numbers at the premises of Cour D’Appel De Cotonou, Benin Republic on Monday to witness the trial of the activist for possible extradition charges. This is despite earlier warnings that Benin Republic courts are not used to large crowds during sittings. Some of the supporters had arrived in Benin Republic on Sunday with a Yoruba group offering free accommodation. The PUNCH gathered that the Federal Government would be presenting extradition charges against the Yoruba rights activist today. According…

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Igboho’s wife, monarchs arrive Beninise court as sitting resumes

Ropo, the Germany-based wife of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, arrived at the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic as the court resumes sitting in the case against the activist. The PUNCH also gathered that at the court in solidarity with the activist include Yoruba monarchs based in Benin Republic as well as other Yoruba Nation supporters. However, Igboho is yet to be brought to court as of the time of filing this report. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Beninise court ruled on Thursday that…

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Security operatives remove hand-cuff from Igboho, grant him access to wife

Security operatives in Benin Republic have removed leg chain and hand-cuff from Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Ighoho. The Communications Manager of Ilana Omo Oodua, Maxwell Adeleye, made this known while giving an update on the state of Igboho’s health. He said, “We are pleased to inform all Yoruba People and well-wishers that the Security Operatives in Benin Republic have removed leg chain and hand-cuff from Chief Ighoho since Saturday evening. “Chief Ighoho’s Wife has now been granted access to meet her husband three times daily. “Medical Personnel…

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Naira exchanges for 503/$ at parallel market

The naira exchanged to the dollar at 503 at the parallel market on Friday according to the Bureau de Change operators. Figures obtained from naijbdcs.com, the official website for the licensed BDCs by the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that the naira was bought and sold for 502 and 503.5. The naira had earlier traded at 504/$ early in July. At the Investors & Exporter forex window, the naira hit a high of 412.25 but closed at 411.50. On the CBN’s website, the banking regulator maintained the official rate of…

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