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Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Prince Abiodun: I won’t allow Benin Republic take over Tongeji Island

Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor, has said that his administration would not allow the Tongeji Island, an island that exists close to Nigeria’s boundary with the Republic of Benin, to be taken away by the neighbouring country.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Ruga settlements: Fulani want to take over our lands – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised an alarm over plot by the Fulani to take over lands in the country through the establishment of Ruga settlements by the Federal Government.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: How Yoruba can develop its region

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has said what the Yoruba descendants need to do to achieve development that could replicate giant strides of era of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, is to forge unity.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor tasks Yoruba on unity

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has implored the Yoruba to be more united to ensure the development of the race.
Nzulezo Stilt Village, Ghana

Nigerian tour operators, journalists visit village built on water in Ghana

Thirty tour operators and journalists from Nigeria on Wednesday experienced life in Nzulezo village built with woods and raffia on Lake Amansuri.
Gboyega Oyetola

Summit: Osun to align growth agenda with private sector needs

Osun State Government will use its economic and investment summit to align its growth agenda with the private sector needs, its Summit Planning Co-Chairman, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, has said.

Afe Babalola urges President Buhari to restructure Nigeria

As President Muhammadu Buhari takes oath of office for a second term on Wednesday, legal luminary and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola, has said restructuring remains the way out of the country’s problems.
Abiola Ajimobi

Governor Ajimobi: I’m not owner of Technical University

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday said that the The First Technical University, Ibadan, belonged to the state government wholly and not any individual, including himself.
Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje: I will leave a lasting legacy in Lagos

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, has reiterated his resolve to turn Lagos State around for good even in a single term.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor el-Rufai: Northerners ready for restructuring

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, governors of Kaduna and Oyo states, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and Abiola Ajimobi, respectively and other eminent Nigerians yesterday stressed the need for the country to be restructured to overcome myriad of problems confronting it as a nation.

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.

Itse Sagay: Unemployed legislators calling for return to parliamentary government

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Monday said the debate by lawmakers in the National Assembly that Nigeria should return to a parliamentary system of government is a wasteful diversion of time and resources.
Adejare Adegbenro

Adejare Adegbenro: Nigeria yet to fully exit recession

The Chief Executive Officer of Balmoral International Ltd, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro, has said Nigeria has not fully exited recession because some traces of causes of the monster are still very much visible around.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.

Frederick Fasehun: Whole world is disappointed in Nigeria

The grand leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), a Yoruba nationalist organisation, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has decried the current state of the country, saying the whole world is disappointed in Nigeria.

OAU donates 25 hectares of land for agriculture

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has donated 25 hectares of land to the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), for agricultural development.

2019: Femi Okurounmu cautions INEC, security agencies against ‘needless partisanship’

Ahead of the 2019 polls, Afenifere chieftain, Sen. Femi Okurounmu, has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies not to compromise the general elections by displaying ‘needless partisanship’.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Restructuring: Atiku leaves out the elephant in the room – VP Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has restated that getting rid of corruption and entrenching good governance will be better for Nigeria than simple geographical restructuring.

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Police arrest housewife for allegedly pouring hot water on husband

The Police Command in Kano State has confirmed the arrest of a housewife, Aisha Ali, who allegedly poured hot water on the private part of her husband.

Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, announced in a statement on Tuesday that she had submitted her resignation from the IMF and it will go into effect in September.

House of Reps commends President Buhari for signing ACFTA

The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Ex-President Obasanjo’s letter vindicates our stance

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the latest letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari describing the former’s action as patriotic.

Jacob Zuma: Gupta influence fiction

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has denied that the Gupta family had any influence in the appointment of his Cabinet ministers.