• Netanyahu demands closure of Al-Jazeera’s Jerusalem office

    Tel Aviv – Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, demanded that the Jerusalem office of Qatari news agency Al-Jazeera be closed, accusing it of inciting recent violence over a Jerusalem holy site.
    Al-Jazeera microphone“The Al-Jazeera network continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount. I have appealed several times to law enforcement authorities demanding the closure of the Al-Jazeera Jerusalem office,” Netanyahu said on Facebook.
    “If this does not happen be
  • My mother knows of my infidelity, divorce-seeking wife tells court

    Ibadan – A divorce-seeking wife, Bola James, on Thursday told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi, Ibadan, that her mother was aware of her extra marital affair.
    Bola is seeking divorce on the grounds of joblessness and laziness on the part of her husband, Gbenga.
    She prayed the court to end her 23-year-old marriage, saying that she had made up her mind to love anotherman.
    “My lord, my husband’s laziness made me to be having an affair with another man who is assisting me to
  • Qualification to elite division not negotiable, Edo Govt to Insurance players

    Benin – Edo Commissioner for Youths and Special Duties, Mika Amanokha has told the coaching crew and players of Bendel Insurance FC that qualification of the club to the elite division was not negotiable.
    The Commissioner stated this at an interactive session with the players and coaching crew shortly before their training session at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Thursday in Benin.
    Amanokha expressed concern over the losing streak of the club in recent matches and said the team must win
  • Nri community threatens to sue IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu over alleged taboo

    Awka –Nri community in Aniocha Local Government Area of Anambra has threatened to sue Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for alleged taboo in Nri culture. .
    Overall Leader of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi KanuChief Ifeanyi Onyesoh, the Personal Assistant to Eze Obidiegwu Onyesoh, the traditional ruler of Nri community, announced the plan to journalists in Awka on Thursday.
    He said the people wereangry overKanu’s alleged misconduct.
    Onyesoh said Kanu with his wi
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  • 3rd Lagos International Badminton classics begins with 11 countries

    Lagos – The 3rd Lagos International Badminton Classics began in Lagos with no fewer than 11 countries battling for the championship trophies in the men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed double and double events.
    The competition, holding at the Molade Okoya Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, from July 26 will end on July 29 with 70 players competing for honours.
    The organisers, the Lagos State Badminton Association in collaboration with the state’s Sports Commission h
  • Be mindful your utterances, PCC Commissioner cautions leaders

    By Dirisu YakubuABUJA- A commissioner at the Public Complaint Commission (PCC) representing Edo State, Honorable Felix Alari has cautioned leaders at all tiers of government to control their public utterances with a view to checking the spate of violent agitationsin the country.
    Hon. Alari who stated fielding questions from journalists in Abuja yesterday urged political, religious and traditional leaders to dwell more on the unity of the country rather than speaking on issues capable of deepenin
  • 24hrs after peace meeting, Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja clash

    By Egufe Yafugborhi & Perez Brisibe
    UDU – 24 hours after Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State brokered peace between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities of Warri South West and Udu Local Government Areas respectively at the Government House annex, Warri, both communities in the early hours of Thursday resumed hostilities against each other with locals running into Udu town for safety.
    Though details of the incident was sketchy as at the time of this report, security sources told Vanguard
  • ‘Peace Corps will establish mediation cCentres, not detention centres’

    By Omeiza Ajayi
    ABUJA – Following Tuesday’s passage of the harmonised version of the National Peace Corps Bill by the Senate, National Commandant of the National Unity and Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dr Chinedu Nneji said the corps has concluded plans to establish mediation centres across the country, as opposed to building detention facilities.
    File: Peace-Corps
    Speaking with Vanguard, Thursday in Abuja, Dr Nneji also expressed the readiness of the corps to swing into action as soon as
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  • My husband is always threatening to kill me wife tells Court

    Lagos – An Igando Customary Court, Lagos, on Thursday dissolved 24- year- old marriage between a public bar operator, Kudirat Sodiq and her husband, Waidi Sodiq,due to incessant beating and threat to life.Judicial symbol for justice
    The case was instituted by the wife, who accused the husband of wanting to kill her.
    Delivering his judgment, the court President, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said the petitioner had insisted on the dissolution of the marriage despite mediation by the court and fami
  • Kogi West: INEC alleges plot to frustrate Melaye’s recall process

    …….as court abridges hearing of suit to August 7
    By Ikechukwu NnochiriABUJA—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday, alleged plot to frustrate process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye.Dino Melaye
    The allegation came on a day the Federal High Court in Abuja, adjourned hearing on the suit Melaye filed to challenge his recall, till August 7.
    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said he was minded to hear the matter within the court’s vacation, owing to &ldqu
  • Breaking: FG suspends crude oil exploration in Chad basin

    By Michael Eboh
    The Federal Government, Thursday, said it has suspended crude oil exploration in the Borno State and would only resume if it gets sufficient security clearance guaranteeing the safety of its personnel and operations.
    Addressing newsmen in Abuja , Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe kachikwu, also stated that it presently cannot confirm the rescue ofits personnel by the military and is still awaiting confirmation from the security agencies.
    He further stated that th
  • IPOB does not have right to stop Anambra election – Obi of Onitsha

    By Nwafor Sunday
    The Chairman of Anambra State Traditional Ruler’s Council and the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, has cautioned the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, over its statement on ‘No referendum, No election’ in Anambra state, saying that no one has the right to stop the slated November 18, gubernatorial election in Anambra state.
    Obi of Ontsha, Igwe Alfred AchebeAchebe who said this when he hosted the State leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief
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  • Ambush of oil workers: Corpses of 18 soldiers, 30 others arrive Maiduguri

    Kayode Idowu
    Forty-eight corpses of persons killed by Boko Haram insurgents during an oil exploration to the Lake Chad Basin have been brought to the Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in the Borno State capital.
    Sources at the UMTH and the Maimalari Army Barrack told The PUNCH that the corpses were brought into Maiduguri from the scene of the attack.
    The corpses brought include 18 soldiers, 15 Civilian JTF, five university staff and four NNPC drivers.
    Also six persons who were wounded in the atta
  • Another four arrested for ordering rape of girl, 16, over crime committed by brother

    Pakistan police on Thursday arrested four more men involved in the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother.
    The latest arrests, which include the man who allegedly committed the ‘revenge rape’, brings the told number detained to 18, a police source confirmed.
    A jirga (village council) in a suburb of the central city of Multan had ordered the rape of the 16-year-old girl as a punishment after her brother sexually assaulted a 12-year-old.
    The 12-year-ol
  • EU to house, feed refugees stranded in Greece with $245m

    The European Union Commission has offered 209 million euros ($245m) in new emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to help refugees stranded in the country to rent homes and pay for basics with cash card.
    About 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to northern Europe, have been stranded in Greece since European countries closed their borders in March 2016.
    Most live in overcrowded camps on Greece’s islands and across the mainland that are marred by dire condi
  • Macron, Rihanna discuss ways to tackle 264 million out-of-school children

    President Emmanuel Macro of France said that he met with Barbados-born pop singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace and discussed ways to address global education goals.
    Macron twitted after the Wednesday meeting that he is “committed” to take up the challenge of 264 million out-of-school children.
    The Barbadian singer was in Paris, seeking France’s contribution to her education fund for developing countries.
    She founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, a non-profit organisation
  • BREAKING: We can’t confirm rescue of kidnapped NNPC staff – Kachikwu

    The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said he cannot confirm if the 10 abducted Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation staff has been rescued.
    The minister, who spoke to journalists at the NNPC Towers in Abuja on Thursday, said, “We only heard, but can’t confirm if anyone has been rescued.
    Details Later…
  • Son beats 62-year-old mother to death in Ebonyi

    A middle aged man, identified as Ekene Ezeogo, has allegedly beaten his mother to death following a squabble that erupted in their residence located at No 24 Agbaja Road in Abakaliki Ebonyi State capital.
    Findings revealed that the incident occurred on Wednesday when the woman identified as Prophetess Mary intervened in a fight that ensued between the suspect Ekene and his younger sister.
    It was gathered that the case had been reported to the Central Police Station Abakaliki, but the suspect was
  • Dubai bans business website over false news

    Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have banned a leading business website and magazine for one month for allegedly publishing “false news” on failed real estate projects in Dubai.
    Arabian Business has withdrawn the report, entitled “51 Dubai projects under liquidation process,” and posted an apology stating “the information published related to projects dating from 2010 and as such are now outdated”.
    Dubai’s media regulation office released a statem
  • Bala Usman: Things are looking up at the Ports

    By Paul Oloyede
    MORE out of curiosity, I chose to watch Television Continental’s TVC Breakfast‘s interview with Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority  NPA, on Friday, July 14.
    Candidly, I have never been a fan of Hadiza and her petite but almighty godfather, Governor Nasir el-Rufai. When she was appointed, I, like many other Nigerians did not see what qualification the young lady, who is said not to have held any significant responsibility out of t
  • Man Utd far from the level of Barca – Mourinho

    Pre-season matches against star-studded Real Madrid and Barcelona were good preparation for the rigors of the Premier League even as they demonstrated the Spanish giants’ superior level, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho said Wednesday.
    Lionel Messi of Barcelona (L) and Paul Pogba of Machestur United (R) vie for the ball during their International Champions Cup (ICC) football match on July 26, 2017 at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. / AFP PHOTOWith a goal from Brazilian striker Neyma
  • Olympics: LA ‘stupid’ not to host 2028 Games – mayor

    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti says the US city “would be stupid” not to agree to stage the 2028 Olympics, leaving Paris poised to secure the 2024 Games.
    OlympicsGarcetti’s comments all but confirmed the French capital as the successors to Tokyo in 2020, with LA waiting a further four years for their turn.
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed this month to award the 2024 and the 2028 Games at the same time at a vote in Lima in September, effectively ensuring that t
  • USA beat Jamaica 2-1 to win sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup

    Jordan Morris’s late strike lifted the United States to a 2-1 victory over Jamaica on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
    United States team celebrates victory during the CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship football match between United States and Jamaica at Levis Stadium, Santa Clara, California, USA on July 26, 2017.The United States captured their sixth Gold Cup crown — one shy of Mexico’s record seven victories in the regional championship for North and Central America and
  • China is Hong Kong’s landlord – Justice chief

    Controversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city’s “landlord”.
    It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong’s freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing.
    There are already concerns that Chinese operatives are working undercover after the alleged abductions of a city bookseller and a reclusive Chinese busin
  • Fani-Kayode to Rochas Okorocha: You have betrayed Igbo people

    Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, should be seeking forgiveness from God after betraying Igbo people and his elders.
    The former minister made the statement on Thursday through his Special Adviser on Media, Jude Ndukwe.
    The statement is a continuation of the media feud between the governor and the former minister.
    READ: Okorocha replies Fani-Kayode, says ex-minister unintelligent, disrespectful
    Okorocha had, on Wednesday, through
  • Resign, go home and rest, Fani-Kayode tells Buhari

    Despite the beaming smiles and life shown by President Muhammadu Buhari when he received seven Nigerian governors Wednesday night in London, where he has been recuperating since 8 May former minister of Aviation and a Peoples Democratic Part chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has asked the President to ‘resign, go home and rest.’
    Fani-Kayode in a series of tweet said the ‘by curious dignitaries in a distant foreign land. It is an act of cruelty to expect this poor man to lead a
  • Ederson performance against Real sign of things to come – Guardiola

    Ederson will reap the rewards from thwarting European football’s most potent attacking force, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes.
    EdersonCity romped to a 4-1 win over Champions League holders Real Madrid in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after a second half blitz saw Guardiola’s side secure a first pre-season victory.
    However, prior to defender Nicolas Otamendi breaking the deadlock and changing the course of the game with the opening goal early in the second half, City had been
  • Kebbi turns govt guest houses to tourists centres

    By Kabir Dankatsina
    BIRNIN-KEBBI—KEBBI State government has concluded arrangements to turn all its guest houses to tourist facilities, while also approving the training of arts and craft producers.
    Gov. BaguduThe Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Ibrahim Kamba, disclosed this yesterday in Birnin Kebbi.
    Kamba said during the last two years of the present administration of Governor Abubakar Bagudu, his ministry had remitted N40 million to the state government as revenue collect
  • UAE freezes accounts of Qatar-linked entities

    The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has directed all bank and financial institutions to stop dealing with 18 individuals and entities who are allegedly linked to Qatar.
    The state run news agency WAM reported on Thursday that the 18 entities were added to the list of those that had been blacklisted for having links with Qatar.
    The directive by the UAE’s Central Bank makes it the first financial institution in the Gulf to take such a decision even as Saudi Arabia, Bahra
  • Gulf crisis: UAE freezes accounts of Qatar-linked entities

    The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has directed all bank and financial institutions to stop dealing with 18 individuals and entities who are allegedly linked to Qatar.
    The state run news agency WAM reported on Thursday that the 18 entities were added to the list of those that had been blacklisted for having links with Qatar.
    The directive by the UAE’s Central Bank makes it the first financial institution in the Gulf to take such a decision even as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt
  • NHIS boss’ suspension: Reps threaten arrest of Health Minister

    ….Vow not to pass agency’s budget
    By Levinus Nwabughiogu
    ABUJA — For failing to appear before them to clear suspicions on the suspension of Executive Secretary of  National Insurance Health Scheme, NHIS,  the House of Representatives, yesterday, threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole.
    The lawmakers also said there would be no consideration of budget of the NHIS henceforth.
    Professor Isaac AdewoleChairman of the Hou
  • Butcher bags 30 days jail sentence for stealing goat

    A Minna magistrate’s court in Niger State, yesterday, sentenced a butcher, Abdulrahman Umaru, to 30 days imprisonment for stealing a goat.
    Umaru, 28, was earlier arraigned on a count charge of theft, contrary to Section 287 of the Penal Code.
    In her ruling, Magistrate Amina Musa said the prosecution had proved its case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt and that she had also taken note of the guilty plea of the accused.
    Musa, therefore, convicted Umaru of the offence and sent
  • Nigeria’s sitting on keg of gunpowder — YCE

    By Ola Ajayi
    Ibadan—AN apex Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, has described the quit notice by Arewa Youths and agitation for State of Biafra by Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a reflection of political temperature of the country which signifies uneasiness.
    They said this after the 19th executive members meeting which held in Ibadan yesterday.
    Arewa YouthsWhile speaking with newsmen, the Secretary General of the council, Dr Kunle Olajide said; “We are
  • 262 Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

    Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.
    The returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines aircraft with registration number 5A-LAR, which landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10 p.m.
    The returnees, who had been stranded in Libya, were made up of 108 males, 135 females, eight children and 11 infants.
    They were received
  • Rivers PDP demands Amaechi’s resignation as Minister

    By Jimitota Onoyume
    PORT HAR-COURT— Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the  immediate resignation of the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, saying he had failed to fulfil the campaign promises of his party  in the state which included renovation of the Port Harcourt International Airport  immediately after the elections.
    Publicity Secretary  of the party in Rivers State, Mr Samuel Nwanosike, who  made the call yesterday, in Port Harcourt,&n
  • Apple supplier, Foxconn, to build $10bn factory in US

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a $10 billion US investment by Apple supplier Foxconn to build a plant in Wisconsin.
    The businessman-turned-president made the announcement side by side with the Taiwanese tech giant’s CEO Terry Gou, as he tried to show his “America First” economic rhetoric is making a difference.
    Trump said the plant — which will make LCD panels — will create at least 3,000 jobs in the midwestern state, and was quick to stress he played
  • Overcoming history

    By Kingsley MoghaluRecent events in Nigeria indicate that we are held captive by our historical past, yet we disdain history so much, or are so afraid of its truth, that it was removed from the national curriculum. We need to confront our history and use it as a basis to create a new tomorrow for our country.History is important as a keeping of record. But its most important function for a country is to let us know where we are coming from. Drawing on the lessons learned in that journey, we are
  • Osinbajo launches world’s biggest fertiliser plant in Rivers today

    Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will visit Port Harcourt today to inaugurate the world’s biggest fertiliser plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited.
    Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.
    According to the presidential aide, the plant with production capacity of 1.5 million metric tonnes of Urea fertiliser is considered the world’s largest sin
  • Shekarau calls for caution on agitation for restructuring

    By Dayo Johnson
    Akure—FORMER Kano State governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, yesterday called for caution in the agitation for the restructuring of the country.
    Although he supported the idea of restructuring, he however said that Nigerians give different interpretation to the word.
    Speaking with newsmen in Akure, Shekarau called for the setting up of an appropriate body to collate all the previous constitutional conferences in the interest of the country.
    *Shekarau“l know you will agr
  • Police rescue abducted colleague, kill 4 kidnappers

    By Daud Olatunji
    ABEOKUTA—Five suspected kidnappers that reportedly demanded N100 million for the release of a Police Corporal with Ogun State Police Command, Stephen Adesokan, abducted last week have been killed by Police operatives, who rescued their colleague.
    The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola, disclosed this while displaying the dead bodies of the suspected kidnappers in the Owode-Egba Divisional Police Station in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
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  • Allowing peace in Kogi University

    In a pronouncement dripping with the tone of a military dictator, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State summarily proscribed the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Kogi State University chapter, over its prolonged strike.
    The union had refused to yield to all government’s overtures to make its members return to work after seven months of strike. All the union’s activities were declared illegal with effect from July 19, 2017. Lecturers who failed to resume their academic duties
  • Soldiers, JTF rescue oil workers abducted by Boko Haram

    Olaleye Aluko and Kayode Idowu
    Some of the oil workers and security escorts abducted by the Boko Haram fighters during an oil exploration mission to the Lake Chad Basin on Tuesday have been rescued.
    The military led an operation with some members of the Civilian JTF to the area after they got the news of the abduction.
    The rescue operation was successful as several insurgents were killed and four members of the Civilian JTF, two NNPC and one officials of the Department of Geology, University of
  • Senate seeks immunity for members, rejects power devolution

    John Ameh, Fidelis Soriwei, Leke Baiyewu and Adelani Adepegba  The Senate, on Wednesday, voted on the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution during which the lawmakers rejected devolution of power to the states.
    At its plenary in Abuja, the lawmakers rejected the alteration of the Second Schedule, Parts I and II of the Constitution to move certain items to the Concurrent Legislative List to give more legislative powers to states.
    The proposed amendment on power devolution was to
  • FRSC returns money found on accident victim to relatives

    The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in Osun State, yesterday, returned money recovered from an accident victim to his relatives.
    The Assistant Commander in charge of Ipetu-Jesha Unit, Mrs Bello Odebode, who made this disclosure in Ipetu-Ijesa, said that N354,200, which was recovered from the victim had been returned to his relatives.
    The FRSC official said the Commission was saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property of the public, especially on highways.
    “We ar
  • EFCC recovers N329bn from Mobil, Oando, Conoil, others

    Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its Kano Office has recovered N328,988,296,990.62 from nine major oil marketers across the country.
    The marketers include Conoil Plc, Total Plc, OVH Energy Plc, Oando Plc, Forte Oil and Gas Plc, Mobil Plc, MRS Oil Plc, NIPCO Oil Plc and other retailers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
    The EFCC, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the recovery was sequel to a petition against the leader
  • FG, states owe N115bn tax liabilities— RMAFC

    By Gabriel Ewepu
    ABUJA—THE Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, said, yesterday, that federal and state governments, including Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, owe over N115 billion tax liabilities.
    This was contained in a statement by Head, Public Relations, RMAFC, Ibrahim Mohammed, which established that the amount uncovered was discovered during the commission’s tax liabilities recovery exercise.
    According to the commission, the tax liabilities
  • Quit notice: Apostolic Faith cleric preaches unity

    By Olayinka Latona
    The District Superintendent of West and Central Africa District, of Apostolic Faith Church, Rev. Emmanuel Adeniran has condemned the quit notice recently given to Igbos living in northern Nigeria by Arewa Youth Coalition Forum and sued for unity among Nigerians.
    Adeniran made the call while addressing journalists on the church forthcoming national Annual Convention scheduled for Sunday, 6th August through 27 at the church camp ground in Faith-City, Igbesa, Ogun State with the
  • SHAME: Parents of gymnasts step in as Sports Ministry fails AGAIN

    BY JUDE OPARA, Abuja
    The embarrassment Nigeria sports has been witnessing in recent times took a new dimension in Abuja Tuesday when parents of budding gymnasts had to intervene to ensure no administrative bottleneck scuttles the ambition of their children in becoming renowned gymnasts. Some parents have bankrolled the cost of flying their wards to South Africa to take part in the Level 4 Gymnastics Championship taking place in that country between the 5th and 21st of August.
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  • Okorocha replies Fani-Kayode, says ex-minister unintelligent, disrespectful

    Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
    There seems to be no end in sight in the recent media war between the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, and a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, as the governor on Wednesday described the ex-minister as a man whose story began and ended with his father’s and grandfather’s names.
    Fani-Kayode had, on Tuesday, through his Special Adviser on Media, Jude Ndukwe, described Okorocha as a man who was academically unfit to be a governor and had run
  • Discard 1999 Constitution, revisit 2014 confab resolutions – YCE

    Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan
    The Yoruba Council of Elders, on Wednesday, rose from its 19th National Executive Committee meeting at its secretariat in Ibadan, calling for the 1999 Constitution to be discarded.
    It said the legal document represented a unitary constitution in disguise and encouraged large-scale corruption.
    The meeting, which was presided over by the President-General of the group, Chief Idowu Sofola (SAN), also had in attendance its Secretary-General, Dr. Kunle Olajide; its Treasurer,

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