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Osun farmers demand GSM network at farm settlements

The farmers in Osun State said they want the digital mobile network of the Global System for Mobile communication to be extended to the farm settlements in the state to enable them link up and connect with the modern world.

Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.
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Ibadan Indigenes Council to celebrate Abiola Ajimobi’s 69th birthday

The Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) said it decided to celebrate with Gov. Abiola Ajimobi on his 69th birthday coming up on Dec. 16 because he had fulfilled most of his electoral promises to the people of Ibadan.

Ex-Oyo deputy speaker denies ever receiving cars from Rashidi Ladoja

Former Deputy Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Titilola Ademola Dauda, yesterday at a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos South West Nigeria that former Governor of Oyo State Rashidi Ladoja did not buy any vehicle for him and 13 other loyal lawmakers in 2005 to escape impeachment.

Ooni of Ife to celebrate Moremi in Lagos to empower women

In an effort to empower women against oppression, the Ooni of Ife has initiated a musical drama to propagate African woman’s values of courage and strength as demonstrated by Queen Moremi Ajasoro.
Scores of Enugu residents on Saturday, expressed joy, as the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, named former governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi, his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.

Atiku/Obi ticket: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket – South West Igbo...

Immediate past President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Ekiti and current President, Ohaneze Ndigbo, South West Nigeria, High Chief Nathaniel Uzomah, has advised his Igbo people not to risk giving block votes to the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, simply because of the choice of their own, Obi, as his running mate.

SARS: IGP Ibrahim Idris issues directive against wearing mufti while armed

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed that no official of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) should, from now, carry arms without wearing the police uniforms.

2019: Muslim group urges Nigerians to collect PVCs

An Islamic group, the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria, has called on Nigerians particularly those who have attained the age of voting, especially in the South-West to collect their Permanent Voter Cards to be able to participate in the 2019 general elections.

Nigerian Army uncover container load of arms, ammunition in Ogun

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday uncovered a container-load of arms near Igunwa Road, Balogun village, in Ogun State.

Group: Beware of political masquerades in Christian fold

There is no iota of truth in the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari is in support of herdsmen killings and is pursuing an Islamic agenda, a group, Forum of United Nigerians Against Divisive Elements (FUNADE), has said.

Senator Hosea Agboola quits opposition PDP

A prominent member of the Oyo state People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola, Wednesday morning resigned his membership of the party following Tuesday’s meeting of the party’s leadership in the house of a former Governor Rashidi Ladoja.

Industrial Council backs President Buhari on Continental Free Trade Agreement

The Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to consult widely before Nigeria signs the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Governor Ajimobi appoints new spokesperson

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has appointed Bolaji Tunji as his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy.

2019: Ex-central bank chief formally declares for president

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has officially declared to run for the president of Nigeria in the 2019 election.

UNICEF: 19.4% of children in South West stunted

In its bid to control, prevent and overcome stunted growth in children, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 19.4% of children in South West are stunted, which is only second to what is obtained in the North.

Oba Otudeko appear in court to testify in N5.5 billion case

Group Managing Director of Honeywell Group Plc, Dr Oba Otudeko, on Thursday , appeared before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, South West Nigeria, to give evidence, in relation to a N5.5billion debt allegedly owed Ecobank Nigeria Plc.

In Pictures: Yorubas call for restructuring

Yorubas of South West, Nigeria, on Thursday September 7 gathered in their thousands at Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasigba, Ibadan for a Yoruba Summit tagged, “Restructuring: The Yoruba Agenda 2017”, organized by Yoruba Summit Committee.

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Tottenham have agreed on an £11m ($14m) fee with Chinese outfit Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of Mousa Dembele, subject to international clearance.
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Fredrick Nwabufo: Why money is not flowing like Ikogosi springs this campaign season

I am sure you have noticed that “money is not flowing” this season as it did in 2015 when there was a blizzard of dollars.