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Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Offa bank robbery: How we killed 11 persons – suspects

Four suspected armed robbers in the April 5, 2018, Offa bank robbery in Kwara State yesterday told an Ilorin High Court how they killed no fewer than 11 persons during the incident.
The Northern Governors Forum says the current system of open grazing, operated by herders in the country, is no longer sustainable.

Kwara community gives herdsmen seven-day quit notice

The community under the aegis of Oro Descendants Union, in a statement titled, ‘We reject unlawful occupation of land in our community by Bororo/Fulani,’ signed by the National President and National Publicity Secretary of the union, Alhaji Uthman Balogun, and Mr. Kayode Adeyipo, respectively, said that the herdsmen allegedly evicted from Oyo State, had occupied Okerimi-Oro community since the last week of January, 2021.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC chair lauds minister’s revalidation of membership

The Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Alhaji Abdullah Samari, has commended the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for revalidating his APC membership status on Monday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Minister demands cancellation of ongoing APC registrarion, revalidation exercise in Kwara

The Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has demanded the cancellation of the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kwara State.
Senator Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District has justified the ongoing membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senator: How APC’s re-validation exercise will help in 2023

Senator Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District has justified the ongoing membership revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Communal crisis: Osun governor relaxes 24-hour curfew in two local councils

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Erin-Osun and Ilobu towns, in Irepodun and Orolu Local Government Areas of the state.
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun declares 24-hour curfew as two die, many injured in communal clash

Following an inter-communal clash between Erin-Osun and Ilobu communities in Osun state, the state government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Irepodun and Orolu local government areas of the state until further notice.
Former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and strong ally of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose, Dr Tope Aluko, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ex-Governor Fayose’s ally dumps PDP for APC in Ekiti

Former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and strong ally of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose, Dr Tope Aluko, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun governor launches juice production company in Osogbo

Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, on Friday inaugurated the construction work of a juice production company at the Omoluabi Free Trade Zone, Osogbo.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara shuts down two illegal orphanages in Omu-Aran

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Nike Ibrahim, gave the order following an on-the-spot assessment visit to the affected homes in Omu-Aran, headquarters of Irepodun Local Area of the state.
A federal lawmaker, Tunji Ajuloopin, on Monday recommended rabbit farming for meaningful engagement of unemployed youths.

House of Reps member to ’empower’ constituents with rabbits

A federal lawmaker, Tunji Ajuloopin on Monday recommended rabbit farming for meaningful engagement of unemployed youths.
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NPopC seeks traditional rulers’ support for enumeration, demarcation in Kwara

The National Population Commission (NPC) on Friday called for the support of traditional rulers in Kwara for the success of its coming enumeration and demarcation exercise in three local government areas of the state.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Kwara APC receives former commissioner, others

A former Commissioner for Information and Communication during the administration of Dr Bukola Saraki, Mr Ben Duntoye, who had joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kwara has officially been received into the party.

Seven persons remanded over alleged kidnap of Oyo cleric’s twin

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday ordered that people allegedly involved in the kidnap of two-year-old twins of an Oyo cleric, be remanded in police custody, pending legal advice.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

Senator Olujimi: PDP can’t win in Ekiti without justice, unity

The senator representing Ekiti North in the National Assembly, Biodun Olujimi, has said the Peoples Democratic Party stood the risk of losing the Ekiti State governorship election in 2022 if its leaders fail to unify the party.
Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, Lagos State governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) says it is obvious the people of Osun voted massively for Sen. Ademola Adeleke in the 2018 governorship poll.

Lagos by-elections: Babatunde Gbadamosi, Alebiosu Adekoya win PDP tickets

Babatunde Gbadamosi emerged candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, for the Lagos East senatoral district, on Saturday after defeating three other candidates.
The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has reaffirmed support and loyalty to its governorship candidate in the 2019 elections, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, promising to stand by him in “whatever political decisions he makes.”

Oyo ADC: We’ll stand by Senator Lanlehin in whatever political decision he makes

The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has reaffirmed support and loyalty to its governorship candidate in the 2019 elections, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, promising to stand by him in “whatever political decisions he makes.”
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi names new Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has approved the appointment of Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye as the new Oluyin of Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun council area of the state.

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

NUJ calls for Sheikh Gumi’s arrest

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, called for the arrest of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for saying journalists are criminals for calling bandits criminals.
Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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Liverpool are prepared to sell Mohamed Salah this summer in replacement for the Paris Saint-Germain star, Kylian Mbappe.

Saudi funds could help Real Madrid sign Kylian Mbappe this summer

According to The Times, Real Madrid are currently in advanced talks with Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Qiddiya project over a ten-year sponsorship deal worth £130m.

Islamic scholar: Ancestral worship is idolatry in Islam

An Islamic scholar, Professor Abubakar Imam-Aliagan, on Friday warned Muslims against falling into the sin of ancestral worshipping, saying it falls under idolatry and ascribing equality with Allah.
The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations has recommended payment of N500,000 as compensation to Mrs Ogunleye Ajayi, wife of a murdered officer in the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Ekiti panel recommends N500,000 compensation for widow of slain SARS officer

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations has recommended payment of N500,000 as compensation to Mrs Ogunleye Ajayi, wife of a murdered officer in the disbanded police Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS).
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made their first move to sign highly-rated Anderlecht Nigerian winger Paul Mukairu this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur make move for Nigerian winger

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made their first move to sign highly-rated Anderlecht Nigerian winger Paul Mukairu this summer.
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UNICEF launches faith-based handbooks for child development

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched faith-based handbooks to assist in child well-being and development.