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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Eid al-Adha

Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid al-Adha In An Unusual Style

Like other Muslims across the globe, Alhaji Sulaiman Njoku’s family of four is set for the activities marking this year’s Eid al-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, on which Muslims are expected to slaughter sacrificial animals. Being the Chief Imam of [...]

July 31, 2020 Religion
Senator Ayo Fasanmi

Senator Folabi Fasanmi Dies At 94

Leader of the Yoruba Socio-Cultural Group, Egbe Afenifere (ILOSIWAJU YORUBA), Senator Ayo Fasanmi is dead. He died at the ripe age of 94 years. According to a statement signed by his son, Folabi Fasanmi, he passed on peacefully in Osogbo [...]

July 30, 2020 Government and politics
FFK Slams Buhari For Not Naming Train Stations

FFK Slams Buhari For Not Naming Train Stations After Obasanjo, Adeboye, Oyedepo

Femi Fani Kayode (FFK) slams Buhari for not naming train stations, insists that honor must be given to whom it is due, stating that the omission of some relevant persons in Nigeria’s past and present history is a malicious move [...]

July 29, 2020 Government and politics

Akeredolu Picks Lucky Ayedatiwa As Running Mate

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has unveiled a former Commissioner in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Lucky Ayedatiwa as his running mate for the October 10 governorship poll. Akeredolu, who spoke at the swearing-in of new aides, said Ayedatiwa possessed [...]

July 29, 2020 Government and politics
Nigeria's Sovereignty To China

Clauses Conceding Nigeria’s Sovereignty To China Uncovered

The House of Representatives on Tuesday raised alarm over lethal clauses in Article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement signed between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China which allegedly “wills the sovereignty of Nigeria” in the $400 million loan for [...]

July 29, 2020 Government and politics
Sandra Isirima

Sandra Isirima: 28-Year-Old Graduates From University, Widowed With 4 Kids

When Sandra Isirima, 28, started her Master’s degree in September 2018, she thought she’d be graduating with her husband Michael and their four young boys by her side. Michael was very supportive of her dream to study for a Master’s [...]

July 29, 2020 Education
Mamman Daura

Mamman Daura Dismisses Zoning, Denies Dictating Public Policy To President Buhari

Reputed to be the head of the kitchen cabinet of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the president’s nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, yesterday spoke on the vexed issue of zoning and rotation of the nation’s presidency, arguing that competence, not geography [...]

July 29, 2020 Government and politics

Obaseki: Buhari Was Shocked That Oshiomhole Disqualified Me From APC Primary

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has said President Muhammadu Buhari and lots of stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) were shocked that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the former National Chairman of the party will mastermind his disqualification from the party’s [...]

July 29, 2020 Government and politics

Dogara To Drag More House Of Rep Members, Others To APC

Barely four days after his defection, immediate past House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Monday led some members of the House to the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Yobe State [...]

July 28, 2020 Government and politics
Boko Haram

Boko Haram Executes, Amir Baba-kaka ‘Governor Of Lake Chad’ In Power Struggle

The new leadership of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and members of the Shura council have executed 3 top commanders including the once most powerful jihadist warlord in-charge of all terrorists activities and operations along the Tumbus [...]

July 28, 2020 Boko Haram And Terror

Buhari, APC Governors In A Crucial Meeting (Photos)

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and the Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC also known as Progressive Governors Forum, PGF, are in a crucial virtual meeting. The meeting which started about 11:25am, is being attended physically, by [...]

July 28, 2020 Government and politics

Akpabio Blackmailing Us Over NDDC Contracts – Senator Ayo Akinyelure

The war of words between the National Assembly members and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, over Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contract awards, yesterday, worsened, with the Senate describing Akpabio’s allegation as a cheap blackmail and fallacy [...]

July 28, 2020 Government and politics
Mamman Daura

Mamman Daura: I Don’t Dictate To The President

For the first time, the person considered as the most prominent figure in the Buhari administration, Malam Mamman Daura, has broken his silence, saying he had never imposed his decision on the President. He spoke in a brief interview with [...]

July 28, 2020 Government and politics
Musa Nosa Kadiri

Musa Nosa Kadiri Dies After Fall From His Apartment In New York

Musa Nosa Kadiri grew up playing soccer on the streets of his hometown, Benin City in Nigeria, where playing soccer served as both fun and distraction from daily life. Former Nigerian international, Musa Nosa Kadiri, has passed away at the [...]

July 27, 2020 Sports
Ikoyi Registry

Ikoyi Registry Suspends 4,000 Weddings Over COVID-19

Over 4,000 couples who have applied to be wedded at the Ikoyi Marriage Registry in Lagos State will have to wait for some time to put a legal seal on their union. The PUNCH learnt that the Ministry of Interior, [...]

July 27, 2020 Health issues
School Resumption

FG To Meet States To Discuss School Resumption Modalities

ABUJA – A meeting between the federal and state governments to discuss modalities for resumption of schools will hold next week Monday. The meeting which will be presided by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, is to have all [...]

July 27, 2020 Education
Hon. Osamwonyi Atu

Osamwonyi Atu Resigns, Dumps Obaseki

A close ally of the incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Hon. Osamwonyi Atu has resigned his appointment in the Obaseki-led administration, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV reports that Hon. Atu resigned his appointment as member representing Orhionmwon in [...]

July 27, 2020 Government and politics

Lai Mohammed Orders NBC To Stop BBNaija Over COVID-19

Stop BBNaija Over COVID-19, citing fears of a possible spread of COVID-19 among inmates, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has asked the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to take Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) off the air, multiple sources. The [...]

July 25, 2020 Government and politics

Kano Eid-el-kabir Festivities Suspends Over COVID-19

The Eid-el-kabir gathering for Hawan Daushe -the paying of visit on the Governor by Emirs and massing of Emirs at Shettima House, among other traditional outings by the Emirates have been suspended. Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, tokd reporters the [...]

July 22, 2020 Religion
Ibrahim Magu

Ibrahim Magu: Recovered Auctioned Vehicles

Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, says some of the vehicles recovered by the EFCC were auctioned to the Presidential Villa, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well [...]

July 22, 2020 Government and politics
Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan: I’m Grateful To Buhari And Amaechi

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has extended his appreciation to the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi, over the honour of renaming a rail station after him. Speaking on the Buhari administration, Jonathan said completing the railway programme was good, adding that [...]

July 22, 2020 Government and politics

FG Releases N162.5bn SUKUK Funds For Federal Road Projects

The administration of President Buhari and VP Osinbajo is determined to leave a lasting legacy in Nigeria’s infrastructural landscape through SUKUK Funds. Rail, roads, bridges are all taking major facelifts where available and new ones being constructed where not. The [...]

July 21, 2020 General
12 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials

12 EFCC Officials Suspended Indefinitely

12 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials have been suspended indefinitely after being quizzed by the Presidential Investigation Committee, headed by Justice Isa Ayo Salami (red). The new development comes days after 12 directors of the agency were suspended [...]

July 21, 2020 Government and politics
APC Paid Billions To Win

Northern Group To Buhari: Scrap NDDC, NEDC

President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has been advised to scrap the Niger Delta Development Commission and the North East Development Commission for allegedly taking advantage of the masses. Isah Abubakar, National President, Northern Youth Council of Nigeria and Chairman, Nigeria Citizen [...]

July 21, 2020 Government and politics

Magu Probe: Olukoyede, EFCC Secretary, ‘suspended’

Some officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have received letters of suspension. Although details of those suspended are yet to be made public, Hope For Nigeria Online learnt that Olanipekun Olukoyede, secretary to the commission, is among [...]

July 21, 2020 Government and politics
Olamilekan Agbeleshe

Laycon, From Shame To Fame: Meet The BBNaija Housemate Who Was Mocked Online

BBNaija Housemate: Olamilekan Agbeleshe known by his stage name Laycon is a 26 year old rapper and singer from Lagos. He graduated from the department of philosophy from the University of Lagos in 2016, and he was one of the [...]

July 21, 2020 entertainment
29 Inmates

29 Inmates Escape From Police Cell In Abia

Twenty-nine suspects detained at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, have escaped. The suspects were said to have fled Saturday night. Twenty of them have been rearrested while nine are unaccounted for, The Nation learned.It [...]

July 20, 2020 Crime
Idahosa Wells Okunbo

Idahosa Wells Okunbo: Obaseki Plans To Burn My Farms, Revoke My CofO

Chairman of Ocean Marine Solution (OMS) and Edo born billionaire, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, has raised the alarm over alleged plans by Governor Godwin Obaseki to burn down his farms, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV reports that the business mogul, [...]

July 20, 2020 Government and politics
Zakawanu Garuba

Edo Ex-Speaker, Zakawanu Garuba Is Dead

A former speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Zakawanu Garuba, is dead, Igbere TV reports. The deceased is a chieftain of the PDP in Edo. Igbere TV gathered that Hon. Garuba died Saturday morning after a [...]

July 18, 2020 Government and politics

Oyetola: I Wasn’t Barred From Attending APC Governors Meetings

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has denied a trending report that he was barred from seeing Governor Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. The report had claimed APC members [...]

July 18, 2020 Government and politics