January 2020

Bishop Oyedepo Denied Visa By US Embassy

The mild drama, Thursday, played out at the Lagos office of the Embassy of the United States as the founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, Bishop David Oyedepo was denied visa. But an ace comedian, Abovi Ugboma, popularly known as Bovi was lucky with the embassy as he was issued the visa. However, his wife, Kris Asimonye, was not as lucky as she was denied the travelling document. THISDAHY gathered that the embassy did not give any other reason except the standard default explanation that the Bishop did not qualify for visa renewal in its assessment and [Read]

2023: PDP Mulls Merger, Throws Open Presidential Ticket

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is ready for merger to form a stronger force that will unseat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections.   The party said it could not rule out the possibility of merger as it was part of the strategies in a democratic process to clinch to power.   Daily Trust reports that in the build-up to the 2019 general elections, PDP and over 50 other opposition parties under the umbrella of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) were in alliance and not a merger.   PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus told newsmen that the party was strengthening its structures [Read]

Oshiomole: If Crisis Will Help Us Win Election, Then We Need More Crisis In APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has boasted that the speculated crises rocking the ruling party did not reflect in the party’s electoral victories in the polls conducted so far. The APC boss, who dropped the hint while playing host to Kano State chapter of the party recently, also joked that if a crisis is what it takes to win elections, he won’t mind the continuation of more crises. While addressing a delegation led by the Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje, Oshiomhole quipped: “On my part, the victories we recorded especially in this rerun election is very timely. “When I pick up newspapers and see where [Read]

Lauretta Onochie Calls Senator Abaribe A Buffoon.

Security issues are sad concerns around the world including Nigeria   Buffoon Enyinnaya Abaribe, telling Nigerians to “pick stones to stone THEM”, is out of order! It’s a call for anarchy!   To those who listen to him, Nigeria is not Sen Ike Ekweremadu. Dont even try it. Don’t!   2. Abaribe has tried with Nnamdi Kanu, to rip this nation apart and failed When @atiku said there will be more herdsmen killing if @MBuhari was reelected, who said anything? How many stones did Abaribe throw? Please throw the first stone. We are waiting [Read]

Buhari: How Nigeria Can Be Safe

secure nation with policies and programmes that will bring prosperity to the masses is achievable if all Nigerians put their differences aside and work together in the spirit of cooperation.   Buhari said this yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during a courtesy visit by the 2019 National Productivity Order of Merit Awardees. According to him, the task of nation building is an enormous one. The president, who said citizens must endeavor to become more productive, added that it was only through increased productivity that a big and prosperous economy could be created.       [Read]

Tunji Omirin Arrested As Soldiers Invade NUJ Press Centre In Borno

Soldiers from the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri on Thursday invaded the Press Centre of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and arrested Daily Trust reporter, Mr Tunji Omirin.   The soldiers – one in uniform carrying assault rifle (AK 47) and two others in plainclothes handcuffed Omirin and dragged in into a waiting Ford Focus light blue car.   “We are from 7 Div; we are taking him there,” they said, as they drove off from the Press Centre at about 4:40 pm.   His colleagues at the Daily Trust Regional office in Maiduguri twice in the day requested to see Omirin, claiming they wanted to [Read]

Lai Mohammed Says Nigerian Government Is Not Gagging The Media

The federal government has denied stifling freedom of expression especially when it involves criticism from the media.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Conflict Zone, a political programme on Deutsche Welle when he appeared before Tim Sebastian.   He said there is a lot ignorance and mischief by the international community with regards to Nigeria stressing that the clampdown of some media houses by the federal government was because of the news they were pushing out.   “We are doing extremely well when it comes to freedom of the press. If papers run fowl of the law, they must face the consequences. We [Read]

Oba Akintunde Akinyemi Threatens To Release ‘Warriors’ Against Herdsmen

The Eselu of Iseluland in Oja – Odan , in the Yewa -North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi , has said he will release his traditional warriors against Fulani herdsmen if the government refuses to stop them from wrecking havoc in his community. The monarch spoke on Tuesday while addressing some farmers who marched to his palace to report their agonies and tale of woes in the hands of the herders . Akinyemi said some Fulani herdsmen had returned to his community in large numbers after the Government of Benin Republic allegedly sent them away from their country . According to the monarch, the herders settled [Read]

Makinde Recalls Oyo TV Staff Sacked By Ajimobi 4 Years Ago

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has made good his administration’s promise to recall civil servants unjustly sacked by the immediate past administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi.   The fact emerged on Thursday as civil servants found to have been unjustly sacked four years ago at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (because) have been recalled. Ajimobi’s administration was said to have in February 2016, terminated the appointments of the recalled officers for unjustified reasons.   The recalled civil servants were officially received by the corporation’s executive chairman, Prince Dotun Oyelade, who described Governor Makinde as a promise-keeper.   Our correspondent gathered that the governor had last year set up a [Read]

El-Rufai Shocks Pensioners, Increase Benefits From ₦3,000 To ₦30,000 Per Month

Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday shocked pensioners in the state as he increased their benefits from as low as N3,000 to N30,000, saying that what most pensioners take home was unacceptable.   A statement issued by the spokesman to the governor, Muyiwa Adekeye, said Governor El-Rufai promised that the proposed increase will be tabled before the State Executive Council meeting and that the payment of the new pensions will commence once the approval is secured. Also He quoted the governor as saying that although the new minimum pensions will increase the wage bill of Kaduna state by N200 million, the state government believes that it is important to let pensioners [Read]

Ugwuanyi Hands Over Five Innoson Fire Fighting Trucks To State Fire Service

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Thursday, handed over five newly procured Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) fire fighting trucks to the state fire service, for the five newly constructed fire service stations across the three senatorial districts of the state, to enhance their efficiency and effective response to emergencies.   The strategic event, also witnessed the passing-out parade of 62 men and officers of the state fire service, who were recruited and trained by the state government.   Gov. Ugwuanyi, who was represented at the colourful event by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, reiterated his administration’s commitment to the safety and security of lives [Read]

E. Jean Carroll Seeks Trump’s DNA Over Rape Accusation

New York (AP) — Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter.   Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney Thursday for Trump to submit a sample on March 2 in Washington for “analysis and comparison against unidentified male DNA present on the dress.”   Carroll filed a defamation suit against Trump in November after the president denied her allegation. Her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, then had the black wool coat-style dress tested. A lab [Read]

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo And Wife, Modele Celebrate 20th Wedding Anniversary

COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo and his wife, Pastor Modele Fatoyinbo, celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Sharing photos from their wedding anniversary dinner with their children, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo wrote on his Instagram page: “Dear Modele, it seems just like yesterday that we began the journey to forever. We didn’t know how the future would look but you trusted God and you believed in me and now here we are 20 years later. I’m grateful for our amazing children and super grateful for the beautiful life God has built for us but most importantly, I’m grateful to have you as my partner, lover and friend. All these years later, I say [Read]

Court Grants Shehu Sani N10 Million Bail

After about 26 days in custody court finally grants Shehu Sani N10m bail   Senator Shehu Sani has been granted Ten Million naira (N10m) bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Sani who represented Kaduna Central, in the 8th senate was accused of collecting money in the name of the EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.   A source familiar with the arrest told journalists that Mr Sani was arrested following a leak that he collected money from a popular Kaduna businessman to give Mr Magu.   Following a conflict between him and his former in-law, a famous Kaduna car dealer, Sani Dauda, was said to have been approached by [Read]