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NDIC Job: Ogun Senators Move To Stop Sokefun

President Muhammadu Buhari’s new nominee for the chairmanship of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, may be in for a serious battle ahead as she is set to face the screening process at the senate. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, referred a communication from Buhari which contained a request for Sokefun’s

No Regrets Working Against Jonathan, Say ACF, NEF

The Arewa Consultative Forum and the Northern Elders’ Forum on Wednesday defended their opposition to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan when he contested the 2011 and the 2015 presidential elections. The groups, in separate interviews, indicated that they had no regrets for their position in the two elections. On its part, the ACF while justifying its position,

Lagos Lawyer Remanded In Prison For Jumping Bail

For allegedly jumping bail after being arraigned in 2016, a lawyer, Chidi Amadi, was on Monday remanded in the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison by an Igbosere High Court in Lagos. Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay made the order following Amadi’s re-arrest and re-arraignment on two counts of stealing and obtaining by false pretences. The prosecution counsel, Mrs

Inspiration FM Loses Presenter, Tosyn Bucknor

Oluwatosin ‘Tosyn’ Bucknor, an on-air-personality with Inspiration FM, has died aged 37, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Tosyn, as she was popularly known, was found dead by husband, Aurelien Boyer, a French national, when he arrived at home from work on Monday night. “A graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, Tosyn was born with

2019 Presidency: How We’ll Stop APC From Rigging Election – Atiku’s camp

The Atiku Campaign Organisation has said that the People Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general election with a wide margin to make it difficult for the ruling party to attempt rigging. Spokesman of the campaign team, Segun Sowunmi also revealed on Monday in Abuja

Driver Crushes Disabled Boy To Death In Lagos

The Chief Imam of Onirin Mosque in the Epetedo Area of Lagos Island, Suleiman Ganiyu, has lamented the death of his son, Ibrahim, who was allegedly crushed to death by a Ford car with number plate KRD-437-EJ. The car was reportedly driven  by one Neil Iwara in the Ilubirin area of Adeniji-Adele, Lagos State. Lamenting,

Ex-convict, One Other Arrested For Traffic Robbery

The police have arrested an ex-convict, Isaiah Adewole, 23, and one Jelili Jimoh 29, for traffic robbery in the Obalende area of Lagos State. Newsmen gathered that the duo were members of a three-man gang, whose mode of operation was breaking into vehicles in traffic and stealing people’s belongings. It was learnt that the suspects

Police Hid Me In Toilet When Falana Visited – Evans

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has maintained his allegation that he was tortured by police to make his confessional statement. He countered the claim by the police that his statement was obtained under a fair atmosphere and that the statement could have been taken in the presence of a lawyer, if Evans had

Ogun APC Crisis: Dapo Abiodun Rejects Amosun Loyalists’ Demands

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun,  has rejected  Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s loyalists’ conditions for peace in the party. Abiodun,  who spoke with  The PUNCH  through his  Campaign  Director-General,  Segun Adesegun,   said the conditions must be in conformity with   Nigerian Constitution, the APC constitution and the Electoral Act.

Security Guard In Court For Allegedly Stealing N2m

A 35-year-old security guard, Godfirst Ikechukwu, who police said broke into a  house he was guarding and stole property valued at two million Naira, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. Police charged Ikechukwu with four counts of conspiracy, breaking and entry, stealing and breach of peace. The prosecutor,

APC, VON DG Dismiss Atiku’s Endorsement By Igbo Leaders

The All Progressives Congress and the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr Osita Okechukwu, have said the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, by some Igbo leaders as an affront to the people. The APC,  in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu,  on Thursday said the Igbo had

51 Years Old Father Raped 17-Year-Old Daughter For Six Years – Doctor Elizabeth Olatunji

A medical practitioner, Elizabeth Olatunji, on Thursday, narrated to the Lagos State Special Offences Court how a 51-year-old electrician, Folorunsho Oluwaseun, sexually assaulted his 17-year-old daughter for over six years. Oluwaseun is standing trial before Justice Sybil Nwaka on charges of defilement and sexual assault. Newsmen learnt that Oluwaseun allegedly committed the offence at his

Oshiomhole To Saraki: I Will Sue You

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to sue Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki over his unwarranted attack and call for Oshiomhole’s resignation. Oshiomhole described Saraki’s attack as pathetic and an irresponsible resort to petty politics. Oshiomhole said Saraki, an usurper and pretender to the position of senate president,

My Boyfriend Robbed Me Of N4.8m, Woman Alleges

A 29-year-old man, Ogbonna Ogona, was on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly duping his girlfriend of N4.8m. Ogona, who resides in Ikeja area of Lagos, is facing two counts of stealing and intent to defraud, offences he denied committing. Prosecutor, Mr. Roman Unuigbe, told the court that the

Motorists, Residents Lament Bad State Of Ikorodu Roads

Motorists plying Igbe, Ijede and Gberigbe roads in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State have accused the state government of abandoning the areas, as most of the roads connecting the communities have become almost impassable. Our correspondent, who visited the areas on Tuesday, observed that all the roads that connect the communities, including Igbe


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