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Palace guard kills policeman as Osun dwellers clash over land

Bola Bamigbola Published 8 May 2021  A policeman, Corporal Akinsanya Akingbade, was on Friday shot dead, as residents of Ile Ogbo and Iwo, in Osun State, clashed over boundary. According to an eyewitness, the clashes occurred around Oke Saaji area along Iwo/Ile Ogbo Road, when some youths mounted a roadblock on the road. The death of late Akingbade, attached to […]

Bishop faults secession agitation, calls for synergy among Nigerians

Daud Olatunji Published 8 May 2021 The Bishop of the Ijebu South-West Diocese (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Babatunde Ogunbanwo, has called for synergy among Nigerians to end the country’s myriad of problems. Ogunbanwo spoke on Thursday at a press briefing in Odogbolu, Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, to herald the diocese’s 2021 synod. The bishop said the agitation […]

Police probe looting of Abuja demolition site

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has commenced an investigation into the reported looting of some shops by suspected miscreants in the Kubwa area of the nation’s capital. The incident, which was captured on video, showed some youths at a demolition site, carting away property from some commercial shops in the area on Thursday. Commenting on the incident, the police […]

Oyetola urges Muslim clerics to preach peace, development

Godfrey George Published 8 May 2021 The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has urged Muslim clerics and other religious leaders in the country to continue to preach peace and development in the ongoing Ramadan period so as to foster unity and progress of the nation. Oyetola spoke at the special welfare support programme organised by the Daaru-r-Rahmat Islamic Society in […]

Ondo panel raised N800m to fight COVID-19 –Akeredolu

Peter Dada Published 8 May 2021 The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday said the state’s COVID-19 Response Fund Committee raised N800m to fight the disease in the state. The governor commended the committee for carrying out its assignment diligently. He said a newly inaugurated molecular biology laboratory was built from the money raised by the committee. He […]

INEC holds federal, state constituency bye-elections June 19

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed a date for bye-elections to fill the vacant Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State at the House of Representatives and the Sabon Gari State Constituency seat in the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The polls are to hold on June 19, 2021. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, […]

PDP commends Ortom for resolving North Central internal crisis

John Charles Published 8 May 2021 The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has extolled the leadership role of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, in tackling the party’s internal crisis in the North Central and for contributing to the party’s development in the country in general. In the commendation letter signed by the National Secretary, Senator Umaru Tsauri, […]