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Why I’m Supporting Buhari – Obasanjo’s Son Reveals


Olujonwo, son of former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed why he is  supporting President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office despite his father’s public declaration for another candidate. According to Olujonwo, his decision to support the President has not created any rift between him and his father, saying in supporting the

ICPC Arraigns Ex-Ogun Rep For Alleged Contract Fraud


The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has arraigned a former member of the House of Representatives from Ogun State, Onadeko Onamusi, over alleged involvement in the award and execution of contracts worth N68.7m. In a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, the ICPC said Onamusi was arraigned before Justice

Driver, Guard Remanded For Unlawful Possession Of Firearm


A commercial driver and a security guard have been remanded in prison after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and marijuana. Twenty-two-year-old Sodiq Adenitan and 23-year-old Femi Oyediran were charged with six counts of conspiracy, unlawful possession of marijuana, breach of peace and unlawful possession of firearms. Following their guilty plea, the presiding

Brothers Behead 10-Year-Old For N200,000 In Lagos


Anti-kidnapping operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two brothers, Saheed Obadimeji, 19, and Ayodeji Obadimeji, 18, for allegedly beheading 10-year-old Joseph Makinde over N200,000. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said in a statement on Wednesday that the operatives were on a routine patrol on the Ajah/Epe Expressway

Christian Elders Shun Buhari, Atiku


A coalition of Christians under the aegis of the National Christian Elders Forum has excluded President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from its consultation meeting with the presidential candidates. The meeting is for the 2019 general elections scheduled for  Lagos on Friday. The prominent members of the NCEF  are  Solomon Asemota  (Chairman); former Minister

EFCC Tow Businessman To Court Over Incorrect Information


A businessman, Rashid Huthman, who the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused of providing false information to an official of the commission, on Wednesday, appeared in an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos. The EFCC charged Huthman alongside his company, Complete Leisure Estate Ltd with making false information to a public official. The EFCC counsel, 

Police Arraign Housewife For Assaulting Rival


The police in Lagos have arraigned a 40-year-old housewife, Mrs Maryam Ogedengbe, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly assaulting her rival, Mrs Kuburat Ogedengbe. Maryam, who lives at No. 8 Thomas Lane, Agege, Lagos, was said to have beaten up and injured Kuburat over a misunderstanding The prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, an Assistant Superintendent

Five Die, Two Injured As Two Cars Collide In Ogun


Five persons reportedly died while two others were injured when two cars collided at Orile Imo axis along the Siun-Sagamu-Abeokuta Road early on Tuesday morning. The vehicles involved were a Honda car with number plate, EKY 365 FB travelling outside Abeokuta and Subaru with number plate KTU 246 AT, travelling inward Abeokuta. Due to alleged

Fire Guts Lagos Warehouse, Destroys Goods


Fire razed the Peacegate Warehouse located on plot 40/42 Ilupeju Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos at about 11am on Sunday. The inferno was said to have destroyed goods worth several millions of naira. It was learnt that thick smokes from the facility caused panic among residents of the area, who feared that the fire could spread

SURE-P Fund: You Have No Right To Question Me, Ex-Perm Sec Tells EFCC Lawyer


A former permanent secretary in the Labour ministry, Clement Illoh, on Thursday, challenged the right of Rotimi Oyedepo, the counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to question him over funds allegedly belonging to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme. During the trial at the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Oyedepo asked how the N14.1million

Eight In Court For Allegedly Stealing N77m From Employer


The police on Friday arraigned eight men in a Magistrates’ Court I sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta,  for allegedly stealing N77 million belonging to their employer. The police charged  Yusuf Azeez,27; Olaosu Dauda,36; Olufunmi Falade,36; Olatunbosun Ogunseye 38; Samson Onabanjo,35; Abiodun Alonge, 35; Moyindun Green,23 and Busura Habib, 24 with two counts of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp Bukola

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