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Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy

CharlyBoy: North not ready to vacate power in 2023

The Co-convener of Our Mumu Don Don Movement, Charles Oputa, popularly known as CharlyBoy, has claimed that the Northern extraction will not vacate power after President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in 2023.

Group: Nigerians must rise against Aso Rock cabal

A Yoruba social-cultural group, Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF), has condemned the recent signing of a bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in London, saying the action showed that the powerful cabal in the presidency will stop at nothing to make Vice President Yemi Osinbajo irrelevant.

Ooni urges Ife indigenes, residents to live in harmony

The Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has called on both the indigenes and residents of the town to go about their daily activities without fear, saying the community is calm, devoid of any crisis.

Tension in Ile-Ife as security operatives avert potential tribal clash

There is palpable tension at Sabo area of Ile-Ife, Osun State as Yoruba and Hausa traders on the brink of launching an attack against each other.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

Afenifere asks VP Osinbajo to resign as vice president

The Yoruba socio-political organisation Afenifere has charged the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to resign his position, following reports of his office been undermined.

General Gowon: I never believed military coup was possible in Nigeria

Nigeria’s second military ruler, Yakubu Gowon, says he did not believe a military coup could take place in Nigeria until the first one on January 15, 1966.
Genevieve Nnaji in the Nigerian film “Lionheart.”(Netflix)

Oscars disqualify Nigerian film ‘Lion Heart’ over English dialogue

The Oscars Award Academy has disqualified Nigeria’s ‘Lionheart’ from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category.
Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Lagos Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a school Supervisor, Adegboyega Adenekan, (47), to 60 years’ imprisonment for defiling a toddler.

How we were robbed, raped by fellow student – women tell court

In testimonies lasting nearly two hours, two Muslim students on Monday told the Judge at Lagos Special Offences Tribunal sitting in Ikeja how they were raped and their virginity taken away at a gunpoint during a robbery incident in their residence in 2018.

Nigeria’s unity: Federal government needs to address perceived marginalisation – study

A new study has revealed that Nigerians still find it hard to cooperate and work with each other for the good of the nation.
Jude Idimogu

Yoruba are very friendly, hospitable – Lagos lawmaker

Jude Idimogu, member representing Oshodi/Isolo constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has described the Yoruba people as very friendly and hospitable.

Ohanaeze: We never demanded name change for Nigeria

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has dissociated itself from a statement credited to the body, calling for the renaming of Nigeria.
Nnia Nwodo

Ohanaeze: We didn’t call for Nigeria’s name change

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has dissociated itself from the statement credited to the body, calling for the change of Nigeria’s name.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Igbo traders appeal to Lagos governor over market attacks

Worried by harassment and violent attacks from hoodlums, including people claiming to be working for Ojo Local Government, a group of Igbo traders in Alaba International market has appealed to Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to come to their aid by taking urgent steps to save their lives and their means of livelihood.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian army centre graduates 141 personnel in indigenous languages

The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), on Friday, graduated 141 personnel of Nigerian Army, comprising 49 officers and 92 soldiers in three major indigenous Nigerian languages.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Group: Existence of cabal in Aso Rock a threat to democracy

A Yoruba socio-cultural group, known as Yoruba Youths Forum (YYF), has told President Muhammadu Buhari that the existence of a powerful cabal in the Aso Rock is a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
Bose Oladimeji

I’m leaving my husband because he beats, rapes me after drinking – actress

After two years of living together with a man as wife, popular Yoruba actress, Bose Oladimeji, says she’s had just about enough and walking out fast. Her reason is none other than domestic abuse, which she says has become not only brutally violent but life-threatening as well.
Nnia Nwodo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo disowns Okechukwu Isiguzoro-led youth council

Apex Igbo sociocultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo has disowned the Okechukwu Isiguzoro led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council.

We’re in Biafra struggle to give our kids better future – IPOB women

Forty-sixty-year-old Mrs Lilian Obiechina, popularly called ‘Ada Ide’, is a native of Ogidi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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APC says no mass defection of members to PDP in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that there was no mass defection of its members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara as alleged by the State Government.

Senator Omo-Agege: Tam David-West a grat patriot

Even now that he has passed on to eternal realms, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West will forever be remembered as a great patriot and intellectual of formidable standing at home and abroad, Deputy President of the Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Recep Erdogan: Turkey has opened gates for IS, to send more militants to Europe

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the European Union (EU) over its repeated threat of sanctions, warning that Turkey would “open the gates” for more Islamic State militants to be sent to Europe.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate proposes bill to establish agency for hate speech

The Senate has introduced a bill which seeks to establish a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country.
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Premier League sharpshooters in Africa as CAN qualifying begins

English Premier League sharpshooters Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah flew to Africa this week, seeking goals as 2021 Cup of Nations (CAN) qualifying kicks off.