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Ondo PDP tears apart! As Mimiko sponsors illegal recruitment of members, set up parallel secretariat

MIMIKO

In a press statement in Akure on Monday, Mr. Ebenezer Alabi stated that some supporters of the governor have been parading themselves as Chairmen and Secretaries of the PDP across the 203 wards of the state and carrying out the illegal recruitment and distribution of party cards. Loyalists of embattled Governor of Ondo State, Dr. […]

WICKEDNESS! Shocking details of how Nigerian soldiers shot, tortured El-Zakzaky’s sons, followers to death — Report

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s sons killed

The United Kingdom-based Islamic Human Rights Commission, IHRC, has released a damning report accusing Nigerian soldiers of indiscriminately shooting and killing defenceless members of the Islamic Movement of of Nigeria in Zaria between July 25 and 26. The report said 34 defenceless members of the group, led by prominent Islamic cleric, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, were murdered […]

November 11: ‘The D-Day for #JonathanDecides’…will he say YES or NO?

President-Goodluck-Jonathan

The Chairman of the Presidential Declaration Committee, Dr. Haliru Bello, has revealed that the committee has fixed November 11, 2014 as the day for the formal declaration by President Jonathan to seek re-election in 2015. Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the committee’s inaugural meeting at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential […]

FINALLY: Kidnapped Ex-NBA President, Okey Wali, Released

Boko Haram Is Better Than Corrupt Judges' - NBA President Declears

The immediate past President of the Nigerian Bar Association [NBA], Okey Wali, who was abducted by unknown gunmen on October 11, has been released. The NBA President, Augustine Alegeh, said in a statement Thursday night that Mr. Wali was released at about 11p.m. on Thursday, after 13 days in captivity. “I have personally spoken to […]

LAGOS 2015: ‘Here Is My Vision…’– Ambode states

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos – Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, a Lagos State governorship aspirant, on Friday promised to create a clean, secure and prosperous state, if elected. Ambode made the promise at Onikan, Lagos Island, where he declared to run for governorship of the state on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). “I make this declaration with […]

Open letter to Jonathan: Ahead 2015, ‘Here is my candid advice to President Jonathan’ – from Sheikh Gumi

Jonathan and Ahmad Gumi

A renowned Nigerian Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to drop his re-election bid, less than 72 hours after he offered a similar warning to a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari. In an open letter, similar to the one he wrote Mr. Buhari, Mr. Gumi said President Jonathan has failed as […]

Synagogue Tragedy: Court asks T.B. Joshua to appear physically on Nov. 5

TB Joshua

Lagos – Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, will on Nov. 5 appear before a coroner’s inquest investigating the recent collapse of its guest house. The Lagos State Coroner, Mr Oyetade Komolafe, announced Joshua’s appearance on Friday at the resumption of the inquest at an Ikeja High Court. The […]

DETAILS: How Obasanjo become the ‘rejected stone; turned cornerstone’ of South West

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo

DURING his reign as President for eight years, between 1999 and 2007 his government started the anti-corruption fight by creating the country’s first anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which reportedly secured at least 275 convictions, including high profile members of Nigeria’s elite, recovering a total of $5bn in assets. While he […]

Don’t Equate Jihad To War or Violence – Aregbesola.

Femi-Okunnu-lecture

The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday lamented the gross misunderstanding of Jihad to mean war or violence. The governor made this disclosure while delivering his lecture titled “Muslims’ response to insurgency threat in Nigeria” at the 6th annual Femi Lateef Okunnu lecture series, organised by the Nigeria Association of […]

The great mistake I can’t avoid to make – AY reveals

AY's family

Ace comedian, Ayo Makun, speaks on divorce syndrome in the entertainment industry, GEOFF IYATSE writes When they celebrate wedding vows, the entire city seethes. Some now take their ceremonies to the Middle East, Europe and America, making offshore wedding a symbol of prestige, to prove that no mountain is too tall for their love to […]

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