Veteran Yoruba Actor, Fasasi Bankewin “Dagunro” Is Dead

Fasasi Olabanke, one of the respected veteran Yoruba movie stars, has died. The actor who was popularly known as Dagunro reportedly passed away today, the 13th day of June, 2019. Dagunro, an Osogbo-born actor, was known and hailed for his traditional roles in several epic Yoruba movies. Over the years, he won over a lot of fans who admired his work. Confirming news of Dagunro’s demise, popular actor Adekola Tijani took to Instagram to make the announcement, He wrote, ‘Gone too soon boss! May your soul rest in peace. Love you boss but God loves you most. Dagunro Alajiga Ogun. RIP’. [Read]

June 12 Is Not Worth A Work-Free Day – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said June 12 remains a threshold in Nigeria’s national life and demanded some soul-searching from Nigerians. Abubakar said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that the day was one to ask the salient question of “How better off are Nigerians?” According to him June 12 demands something bigger than merely declaring it a Democracy Day. “June 12 is at the soul of our democratic struggle; a threshold in our national life. The significance of the celebration of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election is a reminder of our history to becoming a democratic country. On this day 26 years ago, Nigeria voted for democracy [Read]

Fayose Commends Buhari For Honouring MKO Abiola, Slams Obasanjo

Former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for honoring Moshood Abiola. Abiola was the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election which was annulled by then-military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida. After he refused to give up his mandate, he was imprisoned in 1994 and died in custody under suspicious circumstances on July 7, 1998. Nigeria returned to a democratic system of government in 1999, with Olusegun Obasanjo elected as president. Many believed he was the choice of the president as a consolation to the southwest region for Abiola’s stolen mandate, but Obasanjo never officially recognized the significance of June 12 and Abiola’s [Read]

Senate President Ahmed Lawan Swears In Okorocha As A Senator

Clerk to the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, conducted the swearing-in after which Okorocha signed necessary documents. The former governor was not among those that took oath of office on Tuesday when the senate was inaugurated. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had, on Tuesday, issued Okorocha with his certificate of return after a court order. INEC had refused to recognise Okorocha’s victory, alleging that it was unlawfully secured. [Read]

SPORT: Barcelona Confirms Griezmann Move

Antoine Griezmann will sign for Barcelona this summer, Atletico Madrid’s CEO, Gil Martin, has confirmed. According to him, the club knew Griezmann would be joining their LaLiga rivals since March. “We know since last March that Griezmann is going to Barcelona,” he told to Sport. It was reported last month, that Griezmann informed Atletico that he will deposit his €120m release clause in July. The player’s release clause is currently €200million, after he signed a new contract with Atletico just last summer. However, that figure drops to €120m euros from July 1. Griezmann is expected to sign a five-year deal at the Nou Camp. [Read]

Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic

A brilliant goal by Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women’s World Cup – and all but end South Korea’s hopes of reaching the last-16. Nigeria went ahead when defender Kim Do-yeon volleyed past her own keeper. Ex-Arsenal player Oshoala held off a defender before rounding the keeper to score Nigeria’s second goal. South Korea, who face Norway in their third and final group match on Monday, have yet to score or earn a point. Nigeria will confirm a place in the knockout stage if they beat hosts France, one of the tournament favourites, on Monday in Rennes. [READ MORE] Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes First [Read]

You Don’t Even Have To Be Married To Make Heaven – Daddy Freeze

Controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has said an individual doesn’t have to be married for them to stay blessed and happy. See his post below… You don’t have to be married to be blessed, you don’t have to be married to be happy, you don’t have to be married to be rich or successful in business, you don’t even have to be married to make heaven. I learned all these when my first marriage failed and after the first 2 weeks of me being alone, I realized how much happier I truly was. With my partner, I find it so effortless, she immediately understood my purpose and set out to help [Read]

Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Becomes Youngest Keeper To Keep Clean Sheet in World Cup History

At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup game. Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie is a Nigerian women’s international footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. At club level she plays for Rivers Angels. Personal information Full name Chiamaka Cynthia Nnadozie Date of birth 8 December 2000 (age 18) Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Playing position Goalkeeper [READ MORE] Women’s WorldCup: Super Falcons Make Up for Norway loss, Defeat Korea Republic Senior career Years Team Apps (Gls) 2016– Rivers Angels National team 2016 Nigeria U-17 3 (0) 2018– Nigeria U-20 4 (0) 2018– Nigeria 4 [Read]

SO SAD!!! Bayero University First Class Graduate Dies,Day After Graduation

A Bayero university first class graduate identified as Al-Ameen, reportedly died a day after his graduation from the institution. Twitter user @Baffah16 who the story of the Bayero university first class graduate who died a day after his graduation, tweeted; Rest In Peace Champ!!! [Read]

Air Force Helicopter Crash-Lands In Katsina

An aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has crash-landed, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV learnt that the incident happened today, Wednesday, June 12 at the Katsina Airport, at about 3.30pm. Reacting to the incident, the NAF’s Spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement sent to Igbere TV said the helicopter crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-banditry combat mission in the Northwest. He said the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, had directed the constitution of a Board of Inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident. Daramola, who said details of the cause of the incident were still scanty, [Read]

MKO Abiola’s Daughter Makes Fresh Demand From Buhari

A daughter of the late Chief MKO Abiola, Mrs. Lola Abiola-Edewor, on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to do his best to address security challenges in the country. Abiola-Edewor, a former member of the House of Representatives, made the appeal during a ceremony to lay wreath at the tomb of her late father, at his house in Ikeja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ceremony was part of the programme organised by a pro-democracy group, June 12 Movement, to commemorate the anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election. Late MKO Abiola was the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, which was annulled by the Gen. [Read]

JUNE 12: Buhari Renames Abuja National Stadium “MKO Abiola Stadium”

Buhari announced the renaming of the Abuja National Stadium to MKO Abiola Stadium during his Democracy day speech at Abuja today. This was done in bid to honour the late MKO Abiola for his Democracy agitation during his life time. We could also recall that Buhari moves Nigerian May 29th Democracy day to June 12th to honour the same MKO Abiola sometimes back. [Read]

First Bank Manager Exposed After Allegedly Stealing The Bank’s N52.6 Million

A First Bank manager has been exposed after he was accused to have allegedly stolen the bank’ N52.6 million. NEWSFLAKES NG gathers that a customer relationship manager with First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Kehinde Adewuyi, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly converting the sum of N52,628,000 from his employer’s account to his personal use. The 36-year-old suspect was arraigned on three counts bordering on stealing. Punch Metro learnt that the suspect was arrested by policemen from the Lion Building Police Division following a complaint by the bank’s forensic auditors, Solomon Akhanolu and Owei Chris. According to the police, the alleged fraud was discovered when the [Read]

Pastor ‘Kidnaps Himself’, Demands N3m Ransom From His Church Members

A pastor has reportedly kidnapped himself before going ahead to ask his church members to pay N3 million ransom. According to a report by TheCable, Adewuyi Adegoke (pictured left), a pastor at Methodist Church, Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly organising his own kidnap. It was gathered that Adegoke had arranged with one Oluwadare Sunday to demand N3 million ransom from his congregation. He reportedly went into hiding on Sunday evening while there were reports that he was abducted between Esa-Oke in Osun state and Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti. His purported abductors later contacted the church members to demand the ransom, which they insisted [Read]

President Buhari Promises To Take 100m Nigerians Out Of Poverty In The Next 10 Years

President Buhari has promised to take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years. He disclosed this in his opening speech at the inaugural June 12, Democracy Day celebration, on Wednesday, in Abuja. The President revealed that his administration would ensure rapid and positive growth in the economy to move Nigeria away from poverty. “Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.7% this year. Our external reserve have risen to 45 billion dollars, enough to finance over nine months of current equal commitments. This administration has laid a foundation of taking bold steps in transforming our country and delivering our people from shackles [Read]