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Aregbesola, Amosun, Ajimobi Pay Tribute to Faleti

World-renowned Yoruba linguist and actor, Adebayo has died on the 22nd July, 2017 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He died at the age of 86 years after a reported brief illness. Among some of his notable achievements is the supposed translation of the Nigerian national anthem from English to Yoruba language. Notably, governors from 3 Southwest states paid tributes to him.

 

Buhari May Return in Two Weeks- Okorocha

The governor of Imo state, Chief Rochas Okorocha has disclosed that ailing president Muhammadu Buhari may return to power in 2 weeks. This was as governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress paid courtesy visit to Buhari in London on Sunday.

 

Ambode Hails APC for Sweeping Polls

The governor of Lagos state, Akinwumi Ambode has praised the All Progressives Congress for recording a landslide victory in the Lagos State Council Polls. The party won the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state.  However, the election was largely disrupted by heavy rainfall in some parts of the mainland as well as poor voter turnout.

 

Family Suffers in Lagos Building Collapse

A woman simply identified as Mama Moyin has lost her life in the recent building collapse which occurred at Meiran in Lagos State. The incident which occurred in the early hours of Saturday just before the commencement of the LG polls resulted in huge casualty as officials of the Lagos State Emergency Response Unit and well-wishers thronged the site to rescue the victims.

 

Oyo Commits large percentage of Paris Club Refund to Recurrent Expenditure

The Oyo State Government has said that up to 60% of the N7.9bn it got as proceeds from the Paris Club refund will go into paying workers salary arrears as well as pension of retirees. This was made known by the Commissioner for Finance in the state, Mrs Abimbola Adekanmbi during a radio program in Ibadan which is the capital city.

 

Herbalist Dupes Three Friends of N3.6 million

An herbalist by the name Ifawale Ibrahim has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly duping three friend to the sum of N3.6m under the pretense of performing money rituals for them. The herbalist who is based in Ogun state was charged with obtaining money under false pretense and will be made to face the full weight of the law.

 

Mob Strips Female Kidnapper in Lagos

An irate mob has stripped a suspected kidnapper in the Ajao area estate of Lagos on Monday. The suspect who was accused of hypnotizing a teenage girl around the Ajao estate for the purpose of performing money rituals could be seen parading the streets unclad in the early hours of Monday as the mob followed her behind.

 

North, APC Rejecting Restructuring

A former Governor of Anambra state, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has argued that some elements in the majorly Muslim north and members of the ruling All Progressives Party are strongly opposed to the idea of restructuring Nigeria. This is just as calls have increased from various quarters of the federation on the need to have a renewed goal.

 

Nnamdi Kanu Fights Bail Condition

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has challenged conditions of the bail granted him on April 25 by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Nnamdi Kanu who has been vocal since his release from prison has argued that he be granted rights to hold press interviews and attend rallies.

 

9mobile Generates Interest from Foreign Firms

There are reports that several telecommunications giants such as Vodacom, BUA, Virgin and more may be developing interest in the rebranded 9mobile. This is just as Etisalat has successfully pulled out of operations in Nigeria owing to a huge debt profile recorded in about nine commercial banks in the country.

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