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As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, yesterday faulted the position of the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami, on the emergence of new Olu of Warri, who succeeded the late monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli.
The former leader of the socio-political group, Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti, has expressed support for the presidential ambition of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu.
An Elder Statesman and former Leader of a socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has expressed support for the presidential ambition of the APC National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu.
Former Minister of State for Works, Sen Dayo Adeyeye, has described the late spokesperson for pan Yoruba sociopolitical organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, as someone who was passionate about Yoruba cause.
The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called for the unity of the Oodua descendants all over the world in solidarity with the Itsekiri people in the choice of the new Olu of Warri.
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, has urged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to redeploy the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, saying the state was too volatile for such a “gentle cop”.
The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the death of Mr. Yinka Odumakin, the renowned activist and Spokesperson of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, describing the news of his passing as “tragic and deeply devastating.”
Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, described the death of the Publicity Secretary of the Pan Yoruba socio cultural group, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, early hours of today as one death too many, saying Yoruba has lost a gem, who, according to him was a dependable ally.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the passage of the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin.
A former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has expressed shock and sadness over the death of a vociferous Pan-Yoruba Spokesman, Afenifere, Dr Yinka Odumakin, whose death occurred in the early hours of Saturday, April the 3rd after a protracted illness.
Ondo State Governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described the death of Mr Yinka Odumakin, the Publicity Secretary of the Pan Yoruba Socio Political Group, Afenifere, as hearth-aching and one death with too many losses to the people.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday canvassed the need for Nigeria to remain as an indivisible entity despite its diversity, saying that way, it will be a better and stronger nation.
John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, late President of Tanzania, tried to re-situate the philosophy of Africa, long after any attempt was made by any African in that regard. Magufuli’s philosophy was close to Marley’s and even Senghor’s and central to his thesis was raising and cultivating “Black consciousness,” reciprocal relationship with other continents as equal partners in the global project, as well as “an inclusive humanism,” all of which would open doors for Africa to integrate with and into “a civilization of the universal.”
Amid calls for secession by some groups, a self-determination organisation, the Yoruba Global Alliance, yesterday, insisted that the proposed sovereignty of the Yoruba nation is not negotiable.
The lead speaker for the virtual event, Prof Alao, is an accomplished academics and researcher. He is the editor of ODU: a journal of West African Studies, and the Editor-in-Chief of Ife journal of History. He is currently working on the ‘Power of Conviction and Courage: A biography of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo’.
Six gunmen on March 22, 2021 abducted three farm managers from poultry farms at Pampo community in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State, but one of the victims managed to escape.
One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, said yesterday that herders are facing many challenges from hostile host communities, including vigilante groups and other criminal elements who rustle cows in the country.
Yoruba secessionist agitator Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise known as Sunday Igboho, has distanced himself from a statement that angry Yoruba youth would invade the palace of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo.
The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.
Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has criticised the killing of eight miners in an attack at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area.
General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s current performance in office deviated from everything they agreed upon when they ran on the same ticket in 2011 and later forged the alliance that gave birth to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT).
Barely 24 hours after their illicit and nocturnal operation, suspected kidnappers who invaded the house of Barrister David Aigbefor, the vice chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Gwagwalada Branch in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have been arrested.
Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa, has revealed that he has given up his efforts to imitate some of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s tricks because the Spaniard is a magical man.
The council chairman of Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Hon Anthony Luke, is seeking for relief items for victims of Tuesday’s military onslaught on locations suspected to be enclaves of armed hoodlums loyal to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the local government area.