Rachel Oniga played significant role in building Nollywood, Delta mourns

The death of popular Nollywood artist, Rachel Oniga, has thrown the people of Delta State into mourning. Oniga hails from Eku Community in the Agbon Kingdom, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta. According to her family, she died on Friday night at the age of 64. In a signed press statement, Eacgovdelta Oghenesivbe, a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, paid glowing tribute to the deceased Nollywood actress. The statement read, “She was born in Lagos, and played a significant role in the buildup for…

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Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga, buried in Lagos

The slain Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Osifo Ataga, has been buried at Ebony Vaults, Ikoyi, Lagos. He was buried around 12.30pm in a low-key ceremony attended by his family members, including his wife, and friends. Journalists were restricted from covering some aspects of the burial. Photos taken by our correspondent were also deleted by a relation of the deceased. Ataga, aged 50, lived from 1971 to 2021. His corpse was found on June 16 at a short let apartment on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where he had…

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You can’t succeed above your educational qualification –Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) says a person can’t succeed outside his personal educational qualification, adding that anybody who misses education has missed everything. Buhari also stated that Nigerian parents are making sacrifices to ensure that their children get educated. The President said this during a panel discussion on Thursday at the Global Education Summit in London. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed this in a statement titled, ‘Nigerians Acutely Aware of Priority of Education, President Buhari Tells Global Education Summit’. Buhari…

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Defence minister blames monarchs, clerics for insecurity, says troops compromised

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, has blamed traditional rulers, politicians and other stakeholders for the growing banditry, insurgency and other vices in the country. The Minister stated this on Thursday during a one-day security summit by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State Represented by his Special Adviser Technical,  Almed Jibrin, the minister spoke on the theme, ‘The Nigerian National Question: Implications for National Unity.’ He accused stakeholders of apparent compromise on security. He said, “The political and traditional elite at the local…

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Rivers approves ban on open grazing, livestock rearing

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the proposed bill aimed at giving legal backing to the ban on open rearing and grazing of livestock. The approval was made on Wednesday at its meeting at Government House, Port Harcourt, presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike. The Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, in a statement, added that the Attorney General of the State and Commissioner for Justice, Zacchaeus Adangor (SAN), who briefed newsmen after the meeting, said it was impossible for the state to enforce the resolution…

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Buratai meets Benin Republic President

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), has met with the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon. Buratai met with the Beninese President on Tuesday during the official presentation of his letter of credence. Also, the Ambassador of Germany to Benin Republic, Michael Derus; as well as those of Ghana, Gabon, and Norway also presented their letters of credence to Talon. Buratai’s meeting with the Beninese President occurred amid the planned extradition of wanted Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, who was…

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Reps probe Customs killing of five in Oyo, quiz officers

The House of Representatives has begun investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killing of five persons in Iseyin, Oyo State, by men of the Nigeria Customs Service. The House Committee on Customs and Excise grilled officials of the NCS at an investigative hearing, where the lawmakers condemned the Service over how it handled the crisis that followed the interception of rice smugglers on May 13, 2021. A leader in the Iseyin community, who spoke on behalf of the victims’ families, Tijani Rasak, said, “On May 13, 2021, the incident occurred around…

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Igboho: Nothing Last Forever – Yoruba Koya tells Buhari, Malami, Buratai, others

Says “No Oppressor has ever triumphed against the people” Tuesday July 27th, 2021 A Yoruba Self-Determination Group, Yoruba Koya Liberation Movement (YKLM), has told President Muhammad Buhari, the Minister of Justice and Antoney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, former Chief of Army Staff and Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Tukur Buratai and other officers of the Nigerian Government behind the current travail of Yoruba Nation Activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho in the Republic of Benin to desist from oppressing humanity or face a disastrous end. Stressing…

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Gunmen invade Gov Uzodinma’s hometown, kill DPO

Six bandits were on Monday night killed when police and unknown gunmen engaged in a gun duel at Omuma town in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. Omuma, which is the home town of the Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma, had experienced gunmen’s invasion, including the killing of no fewer than seven security operatives, attacking of police formation and razing of the governor’s residence. The latest attack claimed the life of the Divisional Police Officer of Omuma police Division, Fatmann Dooiyor, a Chief Superintendent of Police. No fewer…

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Without new constitution, Nigeria’ll continue to recycle failed leaders -Afe Babalola

Senior advocate and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola, has called on necessary stakeholders to ensure that a new truly federal constitution with provision for parliamentary government to replace the 1999 constitution must be in place before the 2023 general elections. Babalola said that anything to the contrary would result in “recycling the same failed leaders that have brought Nigeria to where it is today”. The legal luminary, according to a statement made available by ABUAD, spoke in a goodwill message as the special guest of…

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