Three arrested in Sokoto for allegedly circulating rape video

‌ Hisbah Commission in Sokoto on Monday confirmed the arrest of three people alleged to have circulated a video on social media while sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The victim was said to be scheduled to get married on October 17, but the marriage was called off as a result of the viral video circulated by the suspects. The state Hisbah Commandant, Dr Adamu Kasarawa, told journalists in Sokoto that the principal suspect, son of a political appointee in the state, and his two friends would be handed over to…

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Herdsmen lose 15 cows to lightning in Ekiti

A strange incident happened at the Ikogosi warm spring site along Ipole-Ekiti road, when no fewer than 15 cows belonging to some Fulani herdsmen were struck dead by lightning on Saturday night at the outskirt of Ikogosi Ekiti community, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The Asaoye of Ikogosi, Chief Ayo Ademilua said it was a natural occurrence, which he said was strange in the town. Ikogosi warm spring has been a notable recreational and tourist centre, where warm and cold spring converge. The Chief said the lightning…

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Land racketing allegation: Sanusi may face corruption charges

Deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, is yet to get trouble off his back as Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has given him 2 days to respond to allegations of land racketeering against him while on throne. Recall that the commission in March, asked Sanusi to appear before it for allegedly ordering the illegal sale of several hectares of land in the state. Reports said the agency claimed that “proceeds of the sales remitted to the emirate council bank account can be traced to the companies of…

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Edo election: APC cries foul as Obaseki floors Ize-Iyamu

Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was returned as winner of the Edo State governorship election on Sunday, September 20, 2020 after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared him winner of the election. Declaring the final results yesterday at the Benin office of INEC, State Returning Officer, Professor Akpofure Rim-Rukeh who is the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum, Efurun, said Obaseki met the requirements to be so declared, having polled 307,955 votes to beat his main rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, APC,…

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Man buries grandchild alive in Bauchi

It was a double loss for Hafsat Badawa, a 17 year-old lady from Rimin Zayam in Toro L.G.A of Bauchi, as she was raped and impregnated, now the newly born baby, a male was also killed by Hafsat’s father who buried the day old baby alive. According to the reports, one Danjuma Malam Uba had carnal knowledge of Hafsat sometime early 2020 now at large. On September 14, 2020, the victim was delivered of a baby. Her father, a 50-year old man named Audu Badawa took the baby(his grandchild) from…

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Emirates Airlines barred from operating in Nigeria

Emirates Airlines has been barred from operating in Nigeria by the Federal Government. According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. The tweet read: “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The meeting progressed well.  Emirates Airlines’ situation was reviewed and they are consequently included in the list of those not approved, with effect from Monday, September 21, 2020.” The Federal Government had last month vowed to enforce the principle of reciprocity in…

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FG frowns at US, UK over Visa ban on election riggers, tags it disrespecful to Nigeria

‌ The Federal Government has frowned on the statements issued by the United States and the United Kingdom on the governorship elections holding in Edo State on Saturday (today) and Ondo State on October 10, 2020. It also expressed concern over the visa restrictions imposed by the US on unnamed politicians for their alleged involvement in electoral violence during the Kogi and Bayelsa states’ governorship polls. Both the US and UK had vowed to impose sanctions on anyone who perpetrated violence during the Edo and Ondo elections, including imposing visa…

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THE VOICE NIGERIA SEASON 3; REFINING CRUDE MUSIC TALENTS

This feature article by Segun Kasali takes a look at how The Voice Nigeria Season 3 is discovering raw music talent in the country and nurturing them into music superstars in the nearest future. The challenges of cost of production, cost of promotions and especially identification with renowned music record label, amongst others, have been identified as among the many challenges confronting upcoming artistes while making efforts at showcasing their talents. Asides the talent showcase of the craft, music plays a pivotal role at providing employment opportunities for key players…

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Covid-19: FG orders schools to conduct weekly assessment

‌ In preparation for schools reopening, the Federal Government has released more guidelines that will prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, which disclosed this on Thursday, stated that schools had been directed to conduct COVID-19 risk assessment every week. The NCDC also disclosed that local governments and states were directed to conduct monthly and quarterly COVID-19 risk assessment in schools respectively. According to the NCDC, the assessment will determine schools’ level of compliance with safety protocols including physical distancing, hand-washing and the use of face masks,…

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FirstBank’s CEO, Adesola Adeduntan honoured with Forbes Best of Africa Award

  Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr.  Adesola Adeduntan, has been honoured with the Forbes Best of Africa Award. The award presentation was held on Friday, 11 September 2020 at a virtual event by Forbes in conjunction with the Foreign Investment Network (FIN). The online roundtable discussion themed “Harnessing the financial resources and social capital of philanthropy to making a lasting impact” was supported by the World Philanthropy Network and featured a keynote address by former Nigerian President, Chief…

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