Benin Republic to determine Sunday Igboho’s asylum request this week -Lawyer

There are strong indications that Benin Republic will make the outcome of asylum application by Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, known this week. Our correspondent gathered that the bail application for Igboho was delayed by his lawyers because of his medical report and the expected outcome of his asylum application among others. Igboho’s lawyers were considering different options to get him out of a detention facility in Cotonou without being extradited to Nigeria. Igboho and his wife were arrested on Monday, July 19, 2021, by…

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This is dangerous, Nigerians react to cow running on Third Mainland Bridge

A video showing a cow running on Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos has drawn reactions from Nigerians on social media. The video was reportedly recorded around 9pm on Wednesday. The cow which was heading in the same direction as the vehicles on the bridge could be seen maintaining a lane through the duration of the video. A voice could be heard saying, “Wow, this is dangerous.” Reacting, a Facebook user, Esther Chidimma Ibe said, “This only happens in a country where cows are valued more than human lives.” According to…

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FCT area councils, others share N2bn June allocation

The Federal Capital Territory Administration on Wednesday disbursed a total of N2.6 billion to the six area councils in the FCT and other stakeholders. The amount was the statutory allocation for June 2021. The six area councils got the sum of N773. 5 million, while the sum of N.8b was made available to other stakeholders such as primary school teachers, pension funds, among others. The figure shows that there was a minimal revenue drop from N2.7 billion disbursed in May to N2.6 billion in the month of June. This was…

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Ondo guber: Akeredolu floors PDP’s Jegede at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed the appeal filed by Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, challenging the election of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. In the majority judgment, four of the justices of the apex court upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal and the Ondo State Governorship Election Petition. The apex court thereby dismissed the appeal for lack of merit. In a dissenting judgment, Justices Mary Odili, Tijjani Abubakar, and Ejembi Eko, held that the appeal should be allowed. Jegede had challenged the emergence of…

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ASUU threatens fresh strike over IPPIS, others

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended since December 2020 over the Federal Government’s alleged failure to honour many of the agreements it signed with the Union. The Chairperson, ASUU, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Dr. Ibrahim Inuwa, stated this while speaking with select journalists at the Union’s Secretariat. He said the protracted strike, which was to press home their demands for the continuous survival of public university system in Nigeria, was suspended in December after the two parties signed a Memorandum…

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Lagos LG polls: Presiding officers lament low voter turnout, malfunction card readers

Local government election in Lagos State has witnessed widespread voter apathy and cases of malfunction card readers, our correspondent who visited some polling units across three local government areas of the state has observed. The majority of the presiding officers and party agents at the polling units in Ikeja, Ifako-Ijaiye and Agege Local Government Areas confirmed the developments to our correspondent. A presiding officer at Ojodu Grammar School 1, Polling Unit 017, Abel Obina, said only seven persons had cast their votes as of 11.15am out of 150 registered voters.…

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Police disperse Igboho supporters’ protest in Ibadan

The protesters were said to have marched to Soka Bus Stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where they sang and demanded the release of Igboho. Residents said the protesters, who were armed with placards bearing various inscriptions, included males and females. They were said to have called on Yoruba leaders and the international community to fight for the release of Igboho. One of the street hawkers at Soka Bus Stop told our correspondent that Igboho supporters sang repeatedly, warning the Federal Government not to kill Igboho the way Chief MKO Abiola…

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Yoruba Nation Rally: Autopsy Shows Police Lied, Reveals Jumoke Was Shot

An autopsy report has shown that the salesgirl, Jumoke Oyeleke, who was allegedly killed by a stray bullet from the police during the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos on July 3, died from a missile injury. The autopsy report, was signed by Dr S.S. Soyomi of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja attributed the death of the 25-year-old to haemopericardium, disruption of the heart and lungs and missile injury to the chest. Jumoke was killed on July 3, 2021 around the time the police were dispersing Yoruba Nation agitators…

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TUC warns FG against increasing foreign loans

July 20, 2021 by Adepeju Adenuga The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has cautioned the Federal Government against the nation’s increasing indebtedness.According to the union, the wealth of the nation is being transferred to other nations through borrowing.The union stated its opposition in a recent Sallah message jointly signed by its president, Quadri Olaleye and the secretary-general, Musa-Lawal Ozigi.The message read in part, “The impoverished masses of the country are going through an excruciating experience presently and it behooves the wealthy and the privileged Nigerians to empathise with the needy.“Painfully…

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Residents flee as unidentified decomposing girl’s body found in Ebonyi well

Decomposing corpse of a 22-year-old woman was on Saturday found inside well on Umuchu Street, Ntezi-Aba area, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.It was gathered that one of the occupants of the building where the well was located had gone to fetch water, when she discovered the corpse.It was gathered that one Mrs Elizabeth from Ntezi-Aba, however, reported the matter to the police but, before the police could get to the scene of the incident; residents of the area had deserted their houses over fear of mass arrest.When contacted, the state Police Public…

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