Maintenance of River Niger Dredging Flagged Off

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi flagged off the of the maintenance dredging of the River Niger from Ajaokuta to Onitsha and congratulated the management of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) for looking inwards. He promised to ensure the NIWA was fully empowered to continue to carry the regular maintenance dredging with bigger and more standard dredger to make “This is the best form of administration you can get being ingenious because we don’t have money to pay any contractor. I asked if they have the capacity to do…

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Femi Fani-Kayode Alleges that Adeleke Was Killed

By Akinwale Kasali Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that late Senator Isiaka Adeleke was killed. The government critic in a write up talked about his insinuations and the reason why he believed Adeleke was killed. ” I am an indigene of Osun state. I am from Ile-Ife, the ancestral home of the Yorubas. So, whatever I am about to share with you is a product of personal experience and vast knowledge of the socio-political configuration of my state. I have to share this after deep introspection, although I…

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Buhari Absent at Friday Jumat Service

By Akinwale Kasali The present state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari is uncertain, as it has further thrown the nation into a state of confusion The absence of the President at Friday’s Jumat service further shows that there is something fishy. Governors and top government officials at the Abuja central mosque prayed for the nation and the health of the President. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday failed to participate in the usual Friday Juma’at prayer session in the State House Mosque located in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The prayer session…

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Kidnapping: LASG Threatens to Dethrone Indicted Monarch for Aiding Kidnappers

By Akinwale Kasali Following the rise in kidnapping in Lagos and it’s environs, the Lagos State Government has threatened to dethrone any monarch aiding kidnappers. The threat to dethrone any traditional ruler found harbouring and aiding kidnappers in the state came into being following the latest kidnapping in the Ikorodu area of the state and it’s environs. The state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Alhaji Muslim Folami, gave the warning at the ongoing ministerial briefing in commemoration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s second year in office. “Intelligence reveals that…

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Ooni-Akiolu Rift: Why Akiolu is Annoyed with Ooni of Ife

By Akinwale Kasali The media is a washed about the rift between the Ooni of Ife. Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Osuolale Akiolu. Both monarch were at the center during the week, when Oba Akiolu snubbed the greetings of the Ooni, which has been widely criticised by observers. The magazine was informed that the duo had not been in the good books of each other for the past few months. The public snub was a fallout of a conversation between them in March, it…

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Jonathan Alleges that He Lost Re-election Due to International Forces

By Akinwale Kasali Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has revealed the major reasons why he lost his 2015 re-election bid to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC. This revelation is coming two years after his loss of his Presidency. He said he lost the 2015 elections to local and international conspiracies. He named the United States, Britain and France as the conspirators. He blamed it all on former United States President Barack Obama, ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande for aiding President…

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Osbornegate: Fani-Kayode Accuses NIA DG of Shielding Amaechi

By Akinwale Kasali former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has remain defiant on his accusation that Rotimi Amaechi owns the $43 million found in Osborne, Ikoyi, Lagos State. Fani-Kayode accused the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ayo Oke, of covering up for the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. Fani-Kayode said this in a statement over the weekend. Amaechi had, however, denied owning the money, threatening to sue Fani-Kayode for defamation. Oke was on Wednesday suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari after coming forward to lay…

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Melaye Accuses Bello of Plotting to Assasinate Him

By Akinwale Kasali Senator Dino Melaye, has accused the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, of plotting to assassinate him for fighting for the state’s workers and pensioners. However, Bello, in a swift reaction, said he did not believe that Melaye would “make such a sweeping statement on security matters.” The governor, speaking through his Director -General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, said he did not believe that was the position of the senator, adding that Melaye’s supporters, who he described as “largely ignorant about security matters,” might be the ones…

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Mixed Reactions Trail the Suspension of Lawal and Oke

The suspension of Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, NIS, Ambassador Ayo Oke, and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr. David Babachir Lawal, elicited dramatic responses from both officials who were involved in a mild drama on hearing of the development. While Oke was suspended over the $43 million, £27,000 and N23 million cash found in a luxury apartment at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, Lawal was suspended over involvement of his companies in the controversy surrounding the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the North-East. Secretary to the Government…

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Enrique Looks Forward to El-Clasico Triumph

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists his final season in charge can still end in glory despite bowing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage to Juventus. Luis Enrique Juventus held onto their 3-0 first leg lead to progress to the last four by blunting Barca’s star-studded attack in a 0-0 draw on Wednesday. Neymar left the field in tears, but around the Camp Nou there was appreciation for Barca’s valiant effort by the near 100,000 crowd. “It’s a sad night, but we tried until the last minute and…

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Court orders interim forfeiture of N449.77m recovered by EFCC in a shop

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered an interim forfeiture of N449. 77milion recently uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a shop at LEGICO Shopping Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos. Trial judge in the matter is Justice R.M. Aikwa. The order followed an ex-parte application by Rotimi Oyedepo, an EFCC prosecutor, pursuant to Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006. In his ruling, Justice Aikawa ordered anyone interested in the money to appear before him at…

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CDHR lauds IGP for ordering the dismantling illegal road block

By Akinwale Kasali The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights CDHR, Ogun State chapter has commended the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for ordering the dismantling of Illegal road blocks, unlawful extortions by Unions and Incessant Obstructions of Freedom of movement CDHR said that it was a welcome development, as this will restore sanity on our roads, and also brings about respect for the fundamental Human Rights of Nigerians and the efforts to salvage the masses from the shackles of conspirator’s oppression. In a statement signed by CDHR…

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Nigeria ranked 152nd in human development index by UNDP

By Akinwale Kasali Nigeria is now at the bottom of economic growth in new rating involving 188 countries. The oil rich country is only fairly better than 36 poorest countries in the world. The 2016 Global Human Development Index Report of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) ranked Nigeria 152nd out of the 188 countries surveyed. The magazine gathered that the 2016 Human Development Report focuses on those communities that are left behind, despite the development progress over the last 25 years. The report, released in Abuja, saw Nigeria retaining…

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LPTC Partners International Health Organisation on Infection Prevention in Schools

By Akinwale Kasali Following the recent epidemic outbreak at Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, that led to the death of three students, with over 100 students hospitalised in the school, the London Professional Training Center in Nigeria, in partnership with the International Health Organisation in United Kingdom is offering a free UK awarded training in Infection Prevention and Control on schools and other childcare settings to all professionals working in the educational sector in Nigeria. The Nigeria center manager of the LPTC, Francis Aleji said that the recent outbreak of meningitis…

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‘Jonathan Ran CBN Like Idi Amin

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan ran the bank like a movie from Uganda under Idi-Amin. Idi-Amin Dada ruled Uganda with an iron fist between 1971 and 1979 and has been described as one of the most corrupt African rulers. Mr Soludo said, “Imagine a scenario where a president can order the CBN to create an intervention fund for national stability and CBN literally ‘prints’ say, N3 trillion, and doles it out cash to the Presidency to prosecute an…

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Super Eagles Moves Up to 40th Position In Latest FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria improved on their performance in the FIFA rankings from last month by moving up two places in Africa to become 5th and one place to become 40th in the world as against the 7th and 41st positions occupied respectively in the last rankings. The only game the Super Eagles played after last month’s rankings was against Senegal which ended in a 1-1 draw. The game against Burkina-Faso was called off. Meanwhile, Brazil surged to the top of the FIFA world rankings for the first time in…

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Pro-Ndume Protesters Give Saraki Seven Days to Recall Ndume

CONSTITUENTS and supporters of suspended senator Ali Ndume stormed the National Assembly in their number Tuesday, to register their grievances over last week’s suspension of the senator. The protesters, who started their action around 7:30 when workers were resuming for work, barricaded the main entrance gate to the legislative house thereby causing human and vehicular traffic on the road leading inside the complex. To prevent some of them entering inside the complex to cause damage, security men took strategic positions while workers were redirected to pass through the entrance gate…

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Malaysian Parliamentarian Says 9-Year Old Girls are Spiritually and Physically Fit for Marriage

A Malaysian member of parliament, Tasek Gelugor, said girls as young as nine were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage. He made comments on Wednesday as Malaysia passed a law on sexual offences against children without criminalising child marriage. Gelugor, a member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, made the comments in response to a proposal by an opposition member of parliament to amend the Sexual Offences Against Children bill to include a ban on child marriages. The proposal was voted down by the majority of parliament. “They reach puberty at…

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Boxing: Pacquiao Faces Horn

Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is to fight undefeated Jeff Horn on his home turf in Australia, the Filipino star’s camp said Wednesday. The announcement of the July bout ends months of speculation on who the 38-year-old Filipino dubbed “Pac-Man” would face next as he seeks to prolong a stellar career that saw him win world titles in eight different weight classes. “We signed the Jeff Horn contract this morning. Fight is July 2 in Brisbane, Australia,” Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told AFP by text message. Koncz said Pacquiao…

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