Anxiety as ritualists murder octogenarian, remove organs in Taraba

TARABA – An unidentified Ritualists on Saturday murdered an 80-year-old-woman, Hannatu Kefas, in Karim Lamido local government area of Taraba state. Her dead body was discovered five days she left her house to the farm in Kodei village in Karmi Lamido LGA of the state. It was gathered that her dead body was found with her eyes, tongue, breast, private part, nails and other sensitive organs removed. The in-law to late Hanatu, Khadimoh Dani Ishaku, while narrating the incident said the woman who was a peasant farmer left her house to the farm in Kodei village in Karmi Lamido LGA when she was murdered by the unidentified ritualists. He said [Read]

2019: Jubilation in Ibadan as Makinde floors Adelabu again at tribunal

IBADAN – The anxiety that gripped members and chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State over the verdict of Governorship Election Petition Tribunal eased out on Monday as the petition of Chief Adebayo Adelabu, the APC governorship candidate was thrown out. There was wild jubilation by chieftains and members of PDP when the Tribunal Chairman held that the petition of APC lacked merit in its entirety Justice Sirajo Mohammed held that Engineer Oluseyi Makinde was validly elected in compliance with electoral law. The judge held that the petition of Adelabu lacked merit all things considered. He said that his grouse was not in compliance with electoral law. [Read]

UCL: Lampard To Start Young Players Against Valencia Clash

  Frank Lampard said he “believed and trusted” in striker Tammy Abraham as he prepared to unleash his young players against Valencia in Chelsea’s Champions League opener on Tuesday. Abraham, 21, scored a hat-trick in a 5-2 win at Wolves on Saturday but his form has come as no surprise to Lampard. “I never had clear expectations for him apart from the fact that I believed in him and trusted him,” he said at a press conference on Monday at Chelsea’s training base. “I know a lot was made of the (transfer) ban giving opportunities for young players. But I thought now was his time.” As for the possibility of [Read]

Fulani herdsmen from Chad, Niger to benefit from FG’s livestock plan – Gov Bala

Fulani herdsmen from Chad, Niger and other neighbouring countries will benefit from the National Livestock Transformation Plan, the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said. Mohammed, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, said since Fulani herdsmen are nomadic, it would be inappropriate to deprive them from benefitting from the livestock plan just because they are not from Nigeria. The initiative will be 80 per cent funded by the Federal Government while the states would provide 20 per cent counterpart funding and the grazing land. The governor, whose state is among those that will be part of the initiative, said Fulani exist in many countries across [Read]

Xenophobia: South Africa apologises to Nigeria

ABUJA – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised to the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. The apology was tendered to President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House, Abuja by the two special envoys the South African leader dispatched to Abuja on Monday. “We met a short while ago with President Muhammadu Buhari to convey our President Ramaphosa’s sincerest apologies about the incidents that have recently transpired in South Africa. “Those incidents do not represent what we stand for as constitutional democracy in South Africa and the President has apologized for these incidents and he has also instructed law enforcement agencies [Read]

Tragedy As 18 die in Nasarawa road mishap

LAFIA – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) yesterday said 18 persons died in an accident on Sunday evening on the Akwanga-Nasarawa Eggon highway. The Nasarawa State sector commander of the corps, Ismaila Kugu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the mishap involved an articulated vehicle and a commuter bus belonging to the Benue Links Transport Company. He said 13 persons died on the spot while 11 others were hospitalised in Eggon and Lafia. Kugu added: “As of this evening (yesterday) when we went for a follow-up, five of the 11 injured persons we took to the hospitals for treatment have died.” [Read]

Why I am dumping PDP for APC ~ Former Kogi speaker, Olafemi

LOKOJA – There are strong indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state may have it difficult to dethrone Governor Yahaya Bello from the Lugard House in November Governorship election as the big wigs of the party are set to decamp to the All Progressive Congress (APC). It was reliably gathered that some strong members of the party paid a courtesy called on governor Yahaya Bello in Abuja and promised to decamp and work for his re-election in November. Sources close to the Lugard House also disclosed to us that one of the strong members of PDP in the state and former acting governor of the state, Chief [Read]

‘We won’t allow 17days Oro restriction in Iseyin’, Islamic Council Declares

OYO – The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Iseyin chapter, has warned the adherents of the Oro deity in the Iseyin area of Oyo State to refrain from testing the people’s will by insisting on restricting their movement for 17 days. The Oro is an annual traditional festival celebrated by male descendants of the specific locations where it is taking place. The NSCIA, led by its Chairman, Raji Coker; Secretary, Mr Fatahi Olawoyin; and Public Relations Officer, Mallam Maruf Mustapha, said the Oro adherents were merely crying wolve to deceive the judiciary, the police and the state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde. Mustapha described as diversionary last week’s statement by [Read]

NGO Empowers 32 Women In Kano

KANO – A Non-governmental Organisation based in Kano, Mai Dattako Network for Empowerment and Development, has trained 32 women in fashion design under its women empowerment programme. The Founder of the NGO, Alhaji Umar Farouq, disclosed this during the graduation ceremony of beneficiaries in Kano on Sunday, NAN reports. Farouq said the women, who were trained for six months at the Mai Dattako Fashion School, were equipped with skills in tailoring, basic bookkeeping, personal hygiene and safety. “This initiative was launched in February 2019 as a vehicle to produce thoroughbred fashion designers equipped with skills in tailoring and others,” he said. According to him, another batch of 30 women will [Read]

Tribunal upholds PDP assembly members’ seats in Oyo

IBADAN – The House of Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan on Sunday upheld the elections of two People’s Democratic Party (PDP) assembly members in Oyo State. The three-man tribunal led by Justice D. M. Igyuse upheld the elections of Hon Olasunkanmi Babalola (PDP-Egbeda State Constituency) and Hon. Akeem Adeshina (PDP- Iwajowa State Constituency). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the duo were dragged before the tribunal by their All Progressives Congress (APC) opponents in the election to challenge their emergence. Babalola, the Deputy Majority leader of the assembly, was dragged to the tribunal by Olalekan Usman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Adeshina was challenged [Read]

Police warn against illegal assembly as NANS ‘relocates’ to Ekiti

EKITI – The administrative machinery of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) will relocate to Ado-Ekiti in response to the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti ((FUOYE), its National Secretary, Comrade Yusuf Farouk, has said. The students last Tuesday protested in Oye-Ekiti over incessant power outage in the community, leading to an attack on the convoy of the governor’s wife, Erelu Fayemi, while on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women in the local government. They were said to have engaged the security operatives detailed with the governor’s wife in a clash. Two persons were killed and several others injured. Over a dozen of [Read]

BBNaijaPepperThem: Khafi is Evicted, Nigerians React [SEE REMAINING TOP TEN HOUSEMATES]

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Khafi has been evicted from the reality show. She was evicted from the Pepper Dem edition of Big Brother on Sunday during Live eviction show. Her eviction has left 10 housemates battling for the grand prize of N60m. BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu had announced that at least one housemate will be evicted this Sunday. Four housemates: Khafi, Tacha, Mike and Seyi were nominated for possible eviction this week. Here are some reactions from Nigerians on social media as gathered by NEWS FLAKES NG: @idremen, “Wetin happe to khafi now awaits diane and ike if any of they get nominated with lambo.#BBNaija.” @asandareloaded, “Is Biggie evicting [Read]

Three things we learned from EPL this weekend [SEE FULL RESULTS + TABLE]

Liverpool opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League as defending champions Manchester City crumbled to a stunning 3-2 defeat at newly-promoted Norwich. Behind the top two, there is a five-way tie between those likely to be fighting for the final two Champions League places this season with Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Leicester all on eight points from the opening five games. Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Premier League weekend: Laporte injury hands Liverpool golden opportunity Liverpool did what City could not in recovering from conceding early to ease past Newcastle 3-1 and maintain their 100 percent start [Read]

10 Things You Should Avoid Saying To Your Wife [A MUST READ]

Words are powerful and can be used to build an amazing relationship or destroy one. Here are 10 things you should avoid saying to your wife because women can be quite fragile and emotional. 1. “It’s up to you.” Ladies generally don’t always like to hear this. If you are trying to come up with a plan or something, and your wife seeks your opinion regarding it, “It’s up to you” can be a very frustrating response and could even make her give attitudes for the rest of the day. Please engage in conversation with her to find a solution that works for both of you. 2. “I don’t remember [Read]

Three suspected kidnappers shot dead in Kogi

KOGI – Three suspected kidnappers have been shot dead in Kogi State during a shooting encounter with a combined team of soldiers, policemen and local hunters. The state police command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP William Aya, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Saturday, said that two of the kidnappers also escaped with gunshot injuries. Aya said that the five-man armed kidnappers had, on Sept. 11, kidnapped six persons between Iyamoye and Ekinrinade road in Ijumu Local Government area of the state. The kidnappers, who were masked, were said to have, on the said day, kidnapped Chief Ganiyu Popoola, the Elemoh Aran of Omu-Aran, [Read]