Tinubu pays condolence visit to Pa Fasoranti over daughter’s killing

National leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, paid condolence visit to Pa Rueben Fasoranti over the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunri, the daughter of the elder statesman. Tinubu warned against stigmatizing herdsmen in the country. He advised against using the incident to divide the country. Recall that the family of the Yoruba leader and the Pan Yoruba Socio- Political group, Afenifere have insisted that the 58 year old mother of two was shot dead by Fulani herdsmen who had attempted to kidnap her and other three…

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Yoruba youths give MACBAN three days to fish out killers of Funke Olakunrin

A youth group, Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA), while expressing shock over the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere Chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by persons suspected to be herdsmen in Ondo State, yesterday, has given Miyetti Allah a three-day ultimatum to fish out the perpetrators of the nefarious act. Confirming the murder of the daughter of the factional leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, its spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in a statement said 58-year-old Mrs. Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore…

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Gov. Sanwoolu appoints Segun Fafore as Executive Assistant on New Media

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has again, beat others to the game by appointing one of the best hands in reputation and public relations, Mr. Olusegun Michael Fafore as his Executive Assistant on Public Relations and New Media. Until his appointment, Fafore was the Chief Consultant of Reputation Plus Limited, a reputation and communication management company he founded a few years ago. Fafore’s career in the Corporate Communications and Brand/Reputation management business began shortly after he graduated with a B.A. (Hons), degree in English, from Obafemi Awolowo University in…

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Suicide Bomber Kills at a Wedding in Afghanistan

A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding early Friday in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others, police officials said. The Taliban, who have pledged to try to reduce civilian casualties, denied responsibility for the blast in Nangarhar province. The area close to the Pakistan border is teeming with other insurgent organisations including the ISIS group, who have carried out previous attacks. “This morning at 8:00 am (0330 GMT), a suicide bomber detonated himself at a wedding ceremony”, Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor’s…

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2019 Presidential election: INEC has server, staff testify at tribunal

Three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, maintained that results of the February 23 presidential election were electronically transmitted to a central server. This is even as a witness, Mr. Mohammed Tata, alleged that he was compelled under duress to sign the presidential election result in his polling unit. The three INEC officials, who took turns to testify before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, separately, explained that information captured with the Smart Card Reader machines, were transmitted to the server, using a code they…

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Supreme court affirms Oyetola’s victory as two justices accuse INEC of rigging Osun governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been accused by two Supreme Court justices, Kumai Akaas and Paul Galinje, of rigging the Osun State governorship election in favour of Gboyega Oyetola, the state governor. The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the election of Gboyega Oyetola as governor of Osun State. The majority of justices on the seven-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal of Senator Ademola Adeleke challenging the declaration of  Oyetola as the winner of the election. However, justices Akaas and Galinje, in a minority decision, argued that the courts should have given attention…

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Tribunal denies Atiku access to INEC server

The application filed by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for access to inspect the server and data of smart card readers used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the presidential election of February 23, 2019 has been denied by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) yesterday. Atiku was the presidential candidate of the PDP in the election. The five-man panel headed by Justice Mohammed Garba yesterday ruled that granting the application would imply that the court had delved into and resolved the contentious issue of…

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Former Bauchi governor Abubakar allegedly spent N2.3bn on burial

Allegation has been made against the immediate past governor of Bauchi State, Mohammad Abubakar, by the new state government that N2.3 billion was spent on funeral materials and burials between January and May. Spokesperson to Governor Bala Mohammed, Ladan Salihu, yesterday, said that the figure was contained in the handover note passed down to the transition committee in May. According to him, “how could you imagine that a state governor, between January and the time of elections, spent N2.3 billion on funeral materials (clothes, robes, and woods). “The immediate past…

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CUPP condemn Lawan’s withdrawal of Adedayo’s nomination as media aide

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has been faulted by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) on Friday, for allegedly sacrificing competence by withdrawing the appointment of Dr Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media based on pressure from the chieftains of the present administration and ruling All Progressives Congress. It said Lawan, by his action, has confirmed the fear of many Nigerians that the Senate under his leadership will be an annex of the executive arm of government. The CUPP’s position was contained in a statement made available…

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Egypt ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies at 67

Mohamed Morsi, former Egyptian president is dead. He died on Monday in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a session in court, judicial and security sources said. “He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died,” a judicial source said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a strong ally of the Islamist president during his brief tenure as Egypt’s leader, paid tribute to Morsi and called him a “martyr”. Morsi, 67, was Egypt’s first…

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