OGBOMOSHO  PIVOTAL CLUB ELECT EXCO

OGBOMOSHO  PIVOTAL CLUB ELECT EXCO

Ogbomosho Pivotal Club, an association of indigenes of Ogbomosholand with a common goal of seeing to the development of the ancient town and its people has inaugurated a 12-man executive committee led by Alhaji Remi Adeseun as President to pilot its affairs for the next one year following their election in April. Adeseun, a fellow of both the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy, succeeds Dr. Akin Onigbinde (SAN). Prince ‘Degun Agboade emerged Vice President while the duo of Alhaji Sola Adeseun and Engr. Akintayo Akintola were elected Secretary and Assistant Secretary respectively. Alhaji…

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Malami confirms receipt of $370m Abacha loot from Swiss govt

Malami confirms receipt of $370m Abacha loot from Swiss govt

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, yesterday, met with top officials of the United Kingdom, United States of America and Jersey to work out the final modalities for drawing down $500 million Abacha loot frozen by the American government. The meeting, which was held at Nigerian High Commission in London, was attended by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Justice George Oguntade; lawyers engaged by Nigeria to recover assets abroad and justice department officials from the…

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Man beats mother to death over love affair with his aunt

Man beats mother to death over love affair with his aunt

Agaezichi Ogbonna, a 22 year old man, has allegedly killed his mother over a love affair with her sister at Akpaa Mbato community, Obingwa council area of Abia State. Family revealed that Agaezichi aged 22, was having a love affair with his mother’s sister, but his mother, Blessing, warned against the relationship, describing it as a taboo in Igbo land. However, on Saturday, the deceased reportedly met the two ‘love birds’ at home and warned them to desist from the love affairs, but Agaezichi pounced on his mother and beat…

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Makarfi Declares for Presidency

Makarfi Declares for Presidency

Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, former National Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared his intention to seek nomination for the 2019 presidency. Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State and a two-time senator, said his decision to seek the PDP presidential ticket followed wide consultations with stakeholders across the country. He also said he was optimistic that the PDP will wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, noting that APC has been working for PDP by failing to deliver on its electoral promises…

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We’re not just professional on set-pieces’ – Gernot Rohr defends tactics, Mikel in Croatia loss

We’re not just professional on set-pieces’ – Gernot Rohr defends tactics, Mikel in Croatia loss

The Super Eagles were punished for their lack of coordination while defending set-pieces, according to the German gaffer Nigeria’s only undoing against Croatia was defending set-pieces and not the tactical approach, according to coach Gernot Rohr. The Super Eagles failed to break their World Cup opening game jinx with an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a Luka Modric penalty, both coming off mistakes from corner kicks, condemning them to a 2-0 defeat at the Kaliningrad Stadium. The west African side have now failed to win their first games at…

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Ramadan Fast: I Am Healthier Now – Buhari

Ramadan Fast: I Am Healthier Now – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his participation in this year’s Ramadan Fast has improved his health more than it was initially. Mr Buhari stated this on Friday at his official residence in the Presidential Villa, Abuja when he played host to a delegation of federal capital territory (FCT) led by Mohammed Bello, the minister of FCT. The president who said he could not participate in last year’s fast because he was away on health vacation noted that he did not want the situation to repeat itself this year hence his…

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Man kills married lover to take her Acura SUV

Man kills married lover to take her Acura SUV

Paul Chukwujekwu Ezengo and Emmanuel Adogah, were arrested and paraded by the Federal Capital Territory police command for allegedly killing Ezengo’s married lover in order to own her Acura SUV. The suspects after giving her excess alcohol, killed her, butchered her body and packed it into two sacks that were later dumped in a river. To cover their trail, the suspects also changed the number plate of the vehicle of the deceased from Abuja number to Ebonyi State number: SKA625AA. The deceased, a 44-year-old Charity Chidebere Aiyedogbon mysteriously disappeared in…

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Eid-el-fitr: CAN, DPC Felicitate With Muslims

Eid-el-fitr: CAN, DPC Felicitate With Muslims

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) have rejoiced with Nigerian Muslims over the successful completion of Ramadan, which involved purification through fasting and seeking for blessings and forgiveness from God. This is contained in separate statements by the CAN President Dr. Samson Ayokunle and the National Chairman of the DPC, Rev. Olusegun Peters. The CAN President Ayokunle, in a statement by his spokesman, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, expresses determination and commitment to collaborate with the leadership of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA)…

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Chief whip suspended in Ekiti House of Assembly for sleeping at plenary sessions

Chief whip suspended in Ekiti House of Assembly for sleeping at plenary sessions

Mr. Sunday Akinniyi, Ekiti State House of Assembly’s Chief Whip who is representing Ikere Constituency 2, has been suspended for allegedly sleeping at plenary sessions. A statement signed by the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Dr. Samuel Omotoso in Ado-Ekiti, said the House suspended Akinniyi over series of allegations levelled against him, chief among which is his sleeping habit. Omotosho said that the decision followed a thorough investigation carried out by Ayodele Fajemilehin-led committee of the Assembly. He said Akinniyi was accused few weeks ago of “breeding terrorism and violence…

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10 killed in Zamfara gunmen attack

10 killed in Zamfara gunmen attack

10 people were confirmed dead by the Zamfara State Police Command following the attack in Dutsen-Wake and Oho villages in Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Muhammad Shehu, who made the confirmation in Gusau, said the bandits attacked the two villages on Tuesday around 10p.m. He said: “We received distress call Tuesday that the bandits attacked the area around 10p.m. We quickly responded by mobilising policemen to the area, led by Area Commander Kaura-Namoda Police Area Command, and Divisional Police…

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